We're back, Maharanis! Day two of Betsy and Suleyman's Pakistani fusion wedding was a Western-style wedding held at Maritime Parc, who also provided the wedding cake. After a short ceremony officiated by a friend of the couple's, it was time for the reception! Our Maharani Betsy wore a glittering gold Badgley Mishka gown for the event, with her elegant hair and makeup by GLAMSQUAD. Tiger Weddings provided the amazing floral decorations throughout the venue, including the magical arc of branches behind the sweetheart table. Every second of the reception was filled with fun, thanks to Dhoom Events Indian Wedding DJ, who played the exact party songs everyone wanted to hear and even provided a photobooth! Something Blue Photography did a fantastic job of photographing all the wonderful moments of the celebration, so head to the full gallery to view everything!
Maharani Betsy on choosing her wedding looks:
"The dress dictated my hairstyle choice. I've always thought I'd have my hair down for my wedding, but with that low back, my long hair would have covered the best feature of the dress! I looked all over Pinterest and came up with a few sleek, glam low up-do's that my gal, Valerie from Glamsquad, created better than the photos I showed her! I love makeup, but I wanted to look like myself at my wedding. Lucas, also from Glamsquad, turned me into a Disney Princess version of myself, giving me insane eyelashes, even bigger eyes and a glow that matched how full my heart was on our special day. And, Glamsquad came and beautified all of my bridesmaids for a really great price."
On how her friends and family helped:
"My mother-in-law and sisters-in-law completely planned and executed the mehndi party, for which I could not be more grateful. I also must note the large amount of driving and carting around of supplies that my father-in-law did -- he's a saint. It was such a special night for both families to mingle in a less formal way, while also introducing some new customs and traditions to my family. My sister's husband was an angel -- not only did he stay close to my grandma, helping her out both nights, but he played our ceremony music for us (with little prep from me -- oops!) and got a very tired and champagned-out couple home (I drove to our venue and forgot to think about how I would get our car and us home...). My sister hemmed one of my bridesmaid's dresses the morning of the wedding! My bridesmaids, some of my dearest friends from college, are professionals -- I somehow always had water and my lipgloss following me around."
On her fabulous vendors:
"Martime Parc was a phenomenal venue who took incredible care of us leading up to and at the wedding. And, they had the best cake I've ever eaten. We couldn't save the top layer, it was so good. Our photographer, Shinay, was a calming confidant who was delightful. I cannot say enough good things about her. Or our DJ! Milin from Dhoom Events saved us more than once. Suley and I are not dancers, but we somehow ended up constantly dancing in the middle of a large circle -- which we hated. Milin saw the looks of horror on our face and continued to make announcements to dance with us. And our florists! Tiger Flowers was amazing to work with -- they got my vision immediately and used their creativity to amp it up even more -- on a budget. Lastly, I was really lucky and won a sweepstakes put on by Wedding Party App that won me sizable credits to Minted and Sole Society, free bridesmaid dress rentals from Union Station, free 3-month subscriptions to RocksBox for my bridesmaids and me, and adorable tanks for all the gals to get ready in. So, when you get those sweepstakes emails, you now know there are real winners :-)."
Tomorrow we'll have a dazzling Indian fusion wedding, so come back to see it!