Now that Gauri and Maulik are husband and wife they are ready for all the excitement of their reception! Before the newlyweds celebrate their union they are wondrously captured by KSD Weddings in their intimate wedding portraits next to a white Rolls Royce with a vanity plate reading 'True Love' is the epitome of romance. Gauri and Maulik are now set to enjoy their wedding reception as the dashing couple changes into their reception attire. Gauri is simply dazzling in a blue, pink and gold reception lengha while Maulik is suavely dressed in a black tuxedo with a matching blue necktie. The sweetheart stage decorated by Partyland Event Design Boutique in cream and pink drapery with speckles of gold—the perfect balance for the couple as they rejoice in newlywed bliss! Take a look at the full gallery for more of the incredible wedding reception and romantic portraits of the couple!
On her bridal fashion:
"I went to India to shop for my wedding outfits. As I was really busy with my residency the year before the wedding, I only had the month before the wedding to go to India and shop. Since I only had a limited amount of time to shop, I researched a lot online, followed a lot of designers and idea boards on Instagram and Pinterest. I had my colors in mind and saved a lot of ideas for lenghas and jewelry. I got list of bridal shops in Delhi to check out from the internet and through friends. I browsed all the shops in Delhi based on the colors I had thought about. I ended up buying my wedding and reception lenghas as Om Prakash Jawaharlal in Chandni Chowk. They were able to customize the outfits based on my ideas and colors and able to deliver in the short amount of time I had. Its so hard to shop in Delhi and Chandi Chowk to say the least, but somehow I was able to find my dream lenghas amidst all that chaos."
On special moments:
"Looking back, it seems like the whole day went by in a flash. We had a lot of beautiful moments during the wedding, but my favorite moment was when Maulik and I saw each other at the mandap. We had already done our first look photo shoot, so we both knew how we looked, so I didn't think it would have been as amazing as it turned out to be. The Gujarati tradition of holding a veil in front of the groom when the bride walks into the mandap, was new to myself and my family (Punjabis). The excitement and the happiness on the faces of everyone at that mandap is indescribable. The photos for this moment do speak a thousand words. Maulik and I were so happy to see each other, officially as bride and groom. Our parents' and family members expressions are so beautiful at that moment, that it truly added magic to the whole event."
On the wedding song:
"Our song was Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud. The song released during the time we were planning our wedding. As Maulik was doing a lot of the on-site planning, I was responsible for picking out the music for the event. When I first heard this song, we were driving together and talking about how we would be when we were old. The lyrics of this song reminded me of our times together. Being in a long-distance relationship, we talked a lot about our relationship, what we would do when we live together, how we would grow old together. I immediately knew this is the song I would like to remember forever as our first dance song as husband and wife."
On the special details:
"Our family and friends were our support pillars though the entire weekend. They played the roles of chauffeurs, porters, choreographers, hosts, MC for our sangeet and whatever we needed off them and did it all with a smile.
I asked my 6 brothers (cousins) to help me walk down the aisle. They held a beautiful dupatta over my head and walked next to me, as I walked down the aisle. I had thought about this entrance ever since I started planning this wedding and my brothers helped me make it a reality.
At the reception, all our friends and siblings helped us make a grand entrance. They danced in before us and lined the stage, to help welcome us in. They, along with the help of our MC, also helped us get everyone on stage to "Whip & Nae-Nae" with us. It was a spectacle to have everyone from the age of 8 to 80 dancing and 'nae-nae-ing' with us. We cannot wait for the video."
On her vendors:
"The venue, Sheraton Mahwah, was a gem. Its spectacular location helped bring the whole event together. It had the most beautiful outdoor gardens, which set the scene for our outdoor ceremony. Its 12th floor Skylite Ballroom made the perfect setting for our reception and added to our decor. Its walls of glass gave the most amazing view of the surrounding mountain range, giving us the most beautiful backdrop for our reception."
Well it's been amazing reliving this stunning wedding, until next time my loves!