Welcome my loves, I'm so thrilled to share this New Jersey Indian wedding with you captured beautifully by Joie Elie Photography & Cinematography! Nothing screams Indian wedding more than tons of bright colors! And this sangeet does not disappoint filling The Castle with Rajasthani umbrellas, lanterns, linens and decor colored in reds, royal blues and chartreuse planned by the experts at Aura Events and Entertainment— making for a festive evening! With the pre-wedding celebrations complete our Indian bride Sadaf basks in her bridal glow with her red bridal lengha decked with gold embroidery! Maharani Sadaf is simply darling as she shares an intimate moment with her husband-to-be Neil during their first look portraits. Can't wait to see these lovebirds tie the knot and celebrate their nuptials at the wedding reception as we heard it was extra sweet with treats by ChocaL8kiss Bakery! Take a look at the full gallery for more photographs of this charming couple!
Our Maharani Sadaf on how she met her Raja:
"Neil and I are lucky enough to have mutual friends that allowed us to randomly meet on a Saturday night in October over three years ago. The moment I met him, I was instantly intrigued, he was so assertive and engaging, yet seemed so kind and sweet at the same time. After a few weeks, he asked me to go on our first date to get Korean BBQ, my favorite!"
On the romantic proposal:
"Neil’s proposal really caught me by surprise. The weekend after I had matched for fellowship at NYU, he told me he wanted to take me out for brunch to celebrate. As I pulled up to the restaurant to meet him, I noticed his friend waiting at the door with a flower and a picture of us with a clue on the back describing where to find Neil next. I knew at that moment that he was going to ask me to marry him today! Turns out, Neil had set up a “Bachelor” style scavenger hunt for me, and all our friends were waiting for me at different locations we loved throughout NYC. At the last stop, I found Neil on a friend’s rooftop overlooking Central Park, where he got down on one knee and asked me to be his partner in life! I obviously said yes. We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with family and friends!"
On her wedding style:
For the sangeet, we wanted to have a fun and festive feel, which we accomplished with bright colored linens, lanterns, and draped food stations with Rajasthani umbrellas. For the wedding and reception we wanted a more romantic ambiance. Knowing that we were wearing very vibrant clothing during the day and in the evening, for our decor we chose shades of gold, white, and light pink, with some hints of dark blue.
I'll catch you back here for the oh so sweet wedding ceremony and reception!