Happy Tuesday, my dears! Aaroneye Photo & Video delivered a gorgeous Indian wedding film to our inbox, and we couldn't wait to share it with you all! The bride and groom, Hetal and Dutt, celebrated their shaadi in Dallas, Texas, and we've been obsessed with the Indian bride's white wedding lengha ever since we laid eyes on it! The film opens up with mehndi night highlights that are sure to take your breath away, but the piece de resistance of this Indian wedding celebration has to be that bridal lengha (have you picked up on how much we love it?). Its stencil-cut design and glittery details just swept us off of our feet! We're also pretty smitten with Maharani Hetal's reception gown — a blue and gold lengha that dazzled at her post-ceremony soirée at The Milestone. Check it out for yourself!
Maharani Hetal, on how she met the Raja of her dreams, Dutt:
"I met my Raja the first time back in the college days at University of Texas at Austin about 13 years ago and believe it or not, I had a crush on him. We than met again a few years later after college when he moved back to Dallas from Atlanta. Little did we know, he was only living 5 minutes away. As we started dating and I got to know him more, I realized he was the one when I got to see how caring and a sincere of a person he is. His sweet heart and love for his family and the bond they share made me fall even more in love with him."
On her engagement:
"I have a sweet engagement memory. My lease was about to end at my apartment and I had a few days left to pack and move out. We started dating when I was living at this apartment. My husband now, boyfriend at the time, was helping me the previous week and I was wondering why he is helping me so much during the week to finish packing. I had to work that Saturday so he called me before I got off and was seeing what time I would get home. He told me he was running some errands and for me to be ready downstairs at the gate he always picks me up at. I didn't ask questions and agreed. I go down the steps and I see a bouquet of flowers in his hands. As I walked out through the gate he gave me the flowers and said I'm sorry you had a bad day at work but there is something I'd like to tell you and ask you. He got down on his knees and he said we started our first chapter meeting at this gate and now I that you are moving out, I would to finish the first and start the second. I was started to tear up at this point and he said Hetal Mahendra Natha will you marry me and spend the rest of your life with me. I said yes, without a doubt."
On her wedding style:
"I really didn't have an idea of a dream wedding but as Dutt and I started looking we thought since we live in Texas it would be really cool to have an Indian wedding at a ranch to mix up both cultures. I was born in India and raised there until I was about 7. Dutt was born and raised in Dallas so it turned out to be a good mix of colors. The ranch had a big white mansion with big pillars on the outside. On the inside, there was a ceremony room with creams and a separate ballroom for the reception with windows everywhere. I did a peacock theme reception so the vibrant Indian colors popped very nicely with the creams and champagne colors of the ranch mansion. For the ceremony, I did royal blue, silver and red. My bridal bouquet was very colorful and bright as I wore a Ivory lengha."
On what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"The process I enjoyed most about planning my wedding was to be able to go to India and go shopping for my wedding with my fiance. We were able to coordinate the outfits for each event. The cool thing about Indian weddings is that it is a few days of festivities. We kicked ours off with Mehndi night on Wednesday. Each event was hosted at a different venue some of which were at a family member's home so it was intimate and joyous."
On shopping for her wedding lengha(s):
"I did not spend much time on the internet looking for my lengha. So I planned to take a trip to India which I mentioned earlier and I knew the few places I wanted to go to for shopping in Mumbai. It can get pretty overwhelming going to India to do wedding shopping. I custom designed my lenghas from some that were already in the showrooms. I changed a few things. I wanted something different other than the traditional red. I choose an ivory white lengha with ruby red jewelry to incorporate the traditional red a Hindu bride wears. I spent about 2 weeks there!"
On her most magical wedding moment:
"My first look was the most magical moment for me because it brought tears in our eyes when we first saw each other in our wedding attire."
On the role that family and friends played:
"Family and friends helped out with festivities before the wedding day. They decorated the homes with colorful fabrics and decor."
Stick around for a look at one seriously sensational shaadi later today, my dears!