We're just full of new year treats for you today, Maharanis, and Maria A. Garth Photography is helping us ring in 2016 in the most fabulous fashion, with a look at one of her stunningly captured South Asian weddings! This breathtaking celebration at the Embassy Suites Newark in Delaware, is sure to charm your hearts and captivate your creative side. Maharani Farah is the beautiful bride-to-be, and she's gotten all gorgeously glammed with the help of makeup artist, Ivey Artistry, and hair stylist, Raina, for her ceremony! Before saying I do to the Raja of her dreams, Culley, she dresses in her spellbinding plum-colored lengha and is sparkling like only a Princess can for their first look portrait session. Following their romantic photo shoot, the adorable duo cut their wedding cake and exchange rings at their unforgettable nikkahPremier Events Group deejayed the celebration and you can see even more incredible highlights from it in the complete gallery!

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Maharani Farah, on her Raja's surprise proposal:

"So it seemed like just another day at the aquarium... My husband Culley had told me that he had planned for us to go to a dolphin show (one of my favorite animals) at Baltimore. Once we were there, we had a chance to interact with the dolphins and play with them. Right before we were getting ready to exit the pool area, (it was set up in an auditorium style room so people could come and see the dolphin shows), the dolphin trainer told me to tell the dolphin to do one last trick. The dolphin swam away from me and brought back a floating buoy that had the words "Will you marry me, Farah?" written on it. It took me about 10 seconds to really register what was going on-- I literally lost my breath because I was not expecting it at all! I turned around and Culley was on one knee with the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. He just smiled and asked if I would marry him and honestly, all I could do was nod. There were a lot of people around us, both in the audience and other people that had been participating in the dolphin show. All of them were clapping and cheering and Culley had even arranged for there to be a photographer there to capture every moment. Even though I wasn't prepared, I could never have dreamed of such a perfect proposal."

On her wedding style:

"The one central color that I was drawn to was purple-- but not just any purple! The purple I had in mind was a deep dark purple, since we decided to have our wedding in the Fall. I wanted a color to really tie in with the harvest time of the year and something that looked royal."

On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:

"I enjoyed being able to create little details to include in the wedding. We created our own cake toppers, our own shadow box guest book, and some of our decor. The most rewarding part of the process was seeing all of our planning come to life the day of the wedding."

On her most memorable wedding moment:

"I will never forget how magical it was when we had our First Look. My heart was just pounding when I was walking over to Culley and I felt very nervous from all of the anticipation. When we saw each other, his reaction was priceless! He got very teared up and gave me a really long hug and told me how beautiful I looked. Totally worth how long it took me to get dolled up the wedding day!"

Stick with me gals, because I've got much more up my sleeve from this amazing affair in Delaware!

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Photography: Maria A. Garth Photography | Venue (Ceremony): Embassy Suites Newark | Venue (Reception): Deerfield | Floral & Decor: Kirk's Flowers | DJs & Entertainment/Lighting: Premier Events Group | Makeup: Ivey Artistry | Hair: Raina Hair & Makeup