Hello my loves, take a seat and let's look back at this stunning Indian wedding captured by Samson Productions! During the pre-wedding celebrations our Maharani, Shital receives a delicate mehndi design as she and her Raja, Heath, take in the moment! They are all ready to relish the celebratory night as Shital is donning an orange and pink lengha and Heath is wearing a burgundy sherwani. As the night passes, you can tell the lovebirds are ready to spend the rest of their lives with one another. Heath is so awe-stricken by his bride as she is dressed in an intricate off white bridal lengha with a matching sheer dupatta, he can't help but steal a kiss in their first look portraits! Check out the gallery for images of the ravishing wedding ceremony and reception with decor by Big Bow Events LLC, Multi Cultural Event Specialist.
The bride on how she met the one:
"I met my husband, Heath Laney during undergraduate at Georgia Southern University in 2001. There was an immediate attraction that the both of us shared with one another. He didn't even wait a full 24 hours to make up an excuse to talk knock on my door and talk to me after he met me at his sister's place which was right next door to mine. Not only did we find each other to be attractive physically, but we gravitated to each other because of our personalities and character. We were like Bonnie and Clyde. We loved to be around each other and have adventures with one another. Then there was the day that I moved back home to my family, never expecting to be with him again. Fate had other plans. Although, he was a man that I did not think I could bring to my family because he is not Indian (Irish and Hawaiian), I could not keep away from him. I visited his twin sister who I kept in touch with in South Carolina every year for St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah. Something that we all participated in while in undergrad. St. Patrick's day in Savannah in the year 2012 was the first time that we were able to be with one another with no restrictions. We were so stoked about being able to just be ourselves with each other again to be able to hang out. I still remember being on River Street, walking on cobblestone next to the river in Savannah when he confessed his love for me. That weekend rendezvous led to many wonderful feelings and dreams. Once again I never thought that I could make that dream a reality. While he waited a total of 12 years finally in 2013 during one of my visits for St. Patrick's Day weekend we accidentally fell really hard in love and could no longer deny it. I graduated from my Master's program and moved from St. Louis to South Carolina to be with my Country boy. We found a place on the marsh in Hilton Head and started our lives together. I found a job two months later at a wonderful agency where I provide therapy and do Forensic Interviews. He opened up his own Pool Company. I then realized I couldn't keep him a secret any longer. I knew I wanted to marry him, but would need to tell my family about this wonderful man that they may not approve of. I told my Mom and Dad, then they met and fell in love with him just like I fell in love with him. He fell in love with my family just like he fell in love with me. I told him that they would because he is just so good and my family will see that. His family has known me since I was 21 and I am 25 now, they love me and have been waiting for the two of us to be with one another. Life is great!"
On the engagement:
" Well he took me to Savannah and proposed on River street where he told me he loved me. It was sweet. The best was that he asked my father for my hand in marriage, even though they were already planning the wedding."
On her wedding style:
"I picked soft white and gold with crystals. I love orchids so it was perfect. I wanted soft for the wedding, very classy and elegant. A very romantic feel. He is Hawaiian and their color is white, it was one way to bring in their culture. I was all the way in South Carolina while planning for a wedding in St. Louis. Big Bow Events made it easy. I sent pictures they sent pictures back. They listened to me and it was amazing. All of it. My sister in law, Kavita was my wedding planner along with my sanity and the one who made each of my events so special and perfect. She made it all happen.
I always knew I wanted to be carried in by all of my brothers. For the reception I wanted to look very glamorous and Bollywood. That is where we brought in the color lights. The white couches around the dance floor made it look more like a night club. Another thing I always imagined. I saw it on TV on one of those wedding shows a long time ago. We did a Leigh exchange to honor the traditions of the Hawaiian culture. Then it was like a party. I actually knew all of the guests at the wedding, a nice small wedding of people who are close. It was not the typical 500 plus Indian wedding and that took a lot of negotiation with my parents. They were the most to thank. They made it all possible and I am most happy that they gave their daughter away in the peace, love, and genuine happiness the way they always dreamed to."
Meet me back here for their touching wedding ceremony and meticulously planned wedding reception!