Sometimes, okay, maybe most times, we need a bit of a mid-week pick-me-up to help us push through the remainder of the week and get us to the highly anticipated Saturday sleep-in and Sunday brunch. To help us get over that hump today is a double feature from Robles Video Productions! If you're at work, put in your headphones, because both of these films are high-energy, Indian wedding fun! This first celebration was planned and designed by Blue Lotus Insights, and features an unforgettable ceremony and reception at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Southern California! Indian bride, Arti, and her handsome hubby-to-be, Anand, are tying the knot in Maharani style with the help of hair and makeup artist Beauty by Lishma, floral and decor experts from Capri Flowers and entertainment by Special Occasions DJ & Lighting! Check out the bride of the hour's stunning white, green and red wedding lengha, and her teal and violet reception ensemble — both sheer perfection! RANDERYimagery was also in attendance to photograph the entire event, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll get an exclusive look at those amazing images too! Then all we'll need is some taste-o-vision for the delightful fare catered by Monsoon Group!
Maharani Arti, on her wedding style:
"To be completely honest, I went into the planning process with a blank mind. I knew I wanted to stay away from pinks (yes, I don't like pinks). I also knew I really like the earthy/branchy/rustic look. From there I went Pinterest crazy. From branch center pieces, to huge trees, I finally started to figure out what I wanted the wedding and reception to look like. We initially started putting some of these ideas together in September, and the wedding was in March. Of course there were constant changes and adjustments, but the day of wedding everything looked beautiful."
On her wedding lengha(s):
"I always knew I wanted a traditional lengha for my wedding, so that definitely made the process a bit easier. I stuck with the white and red combination. We went to India for all our shopping because it was much better for our budget, and we had many options to choose from. I did not previously spend too much time on the internet looking at styles. I got lucky because the first store we went to in India, I ended up finding my wedding and reception outfit there."
On her most memorable wedding moment:
"The one moment that definitely took me to another world was our "first look". I was very nervous when I came down ready waiting to tap Anands shoulder, but when I saw his smile and he gave me a hug, it made all the stress and the whole wedding planning process seem like nothing. I did not care if anything went wrong after that point because I was immensely happy. Thankfully the rest of the day went just as smooth."
On the role her family and friends played in helping her realize the wedding of her dreams:
"I have a very large family here in Southern California, so I had a lot of help with anything that was needed. My mom was the head of the planning process, so she would have her detailed excel sheets ready to assign people their tasks. My creative cousin Shaina had spring break the week of the wedding, which was perfect because she helped me with table numbers, signs, and just making things look extra special. We had a lot of family coming from out of town, so my dad and all the boys were in charge of picking up everyone from the airport and making sure they were comfortable. The whole wedding event could not have been possible without our wedding planners Neha and Amanda from Blue Lotus Insights. They were always there making sure everything was on track and exactly how we wanted it."
Her advice for future brides:
"The day of your wedding, make sure you take some time out to look around, enjoy what is going on and remember everything. Do not worry about what could be changed or how things could have been different, just take full advantage of your special day because it will be over before you know it! Anand and I definitely appreciated when someone told us those words."
Stay tuned, because we have another fantastic wedding film from Robles Video Productions coming right up!