Hair and makeup artist, Connie Tsang of Face and Crown, has helped our South Indian bride transition from ceremony to reception in flawless fashion. Maharani Shruti is loving her new party-perfect hairstyle, which helps her show off her extraordinary jewelry set splendidly! She's swapped her stunning bridal sari for an equally breathaking red and gold reception gown, and we can't get enough of her post-ceremony style. Ann-Marie Van Tassell Photography captured portraits of her and Raja Joe before the celebration at the Stone Tower Winery. We can't get over how stunning Henna Harmony's mehndi work on her hands is. Her bridesmaids made the most beautiful and vibrant entourage in their marigold saris and the groom was as dapper as ever in his three-piece grey suit and red tie. Shagun Weddings decked the party venue out in champagne linens with gorgeous rosettes and an abundance of stylish, glittery gold details. It's a contemporary and sophisticated set up and we are loving it to pieces! You can see every last amazing detail from this South Indian fusion wedding event in the complete gallery — that's where I'll be!
The bride, on her most memorable wedding day moment:
"Other brides had told me that the day goes by so quickly so I should really make an effort to actively be in the moment and try to remember as much as I could, which was absolutely true.
First, I remember the look on my father's face as I was walking towards the mandap. As Joe's face was covered by the antharpata, the only person I saw was my father. He looked completely overwhelmed and had tears in his eyes as he first saw me. It was at that moment that I realized that I was getting married. Up until then, I was just getting dressed up with fancy makeup and hanging out with my bridesmaids and having a great time. Once I saw my father though, the wedding became real to me. I remember him not being able to get through the Kanya-Dhanam and constantly choking up, which obviously made everyone else tear up too!
Second, I remember during our first dance at the reception, I was dancing with Joe and it seemed like it really was just the two of us in the room. I remembered all the other school dances and parties that Joe and I had danced together and it was absolutely thrilling to be dancing with him at our reception. That intimate moment quickly devolved into an all out dance party with all of our friends and family for the rest of the night!"
On working with her vendors, family and friends:
" All of the vendors that I worked with were absolutely exceptional! I knew I wanted absolutely no one in my family to be in charge of anything on that day, and I really wanted to not have to worry about anything. Every single person that we worked with was professional, friendly, and absolutely on top of their game that day. My mother and I had doled out responsibilities to friends and family who executed everything perfectly!"
Have a most spectacular day, Maharanis!