We're back with Arnaz and David's Indian fusion wedding reception! The celebration was held at the modern Le Bam Studio Designer Weddings, who also provided the stunning decor for the event. Mirza Hookah Lounge created delicious, authentic dishes for the reception; the wedding cake, meanwhile, was by Deana Crowe. As far as entertainment goes, the newlyweds were covered with the fabulous DJ Bobby from XtraHotDJs who kept the guests on the dancefloor all night! The newlyweds, of course, enjoyed the party the most of all -- This Modern Love Photography captured every memory for them in their fantastic photos, even getting details of Maharani Arnaz's glam makeup by Soniya Kaur and dazzling lengha by Surinder Bedi! See every incredible photo in the full gallery!
Maharani Arnaz on the most magical wedding moments:
"I was a little behind on schedule to get dressed. Like every girl, I had thought a lot about what I wanted to look like as a bride. While I was getting dressed I kept asking if everybody made it to the reception. Mom was running late too. When my makeup was finally done and I put on my jewelry and saw myself in the mirror it was like a dream come true. I looked better than what I had imagined. And as I was looking at myself my mom finally walked in the dressing room and saw me. The smile on her face followed by David and then my sister's and finally, when I made an entrance, my Dad's smile - they all, just like me, had imagined in their minds what I would look like. I have never seen smiles like those before or reactions like those before.
We were playing the 'Find the coin in the rice' game and David found the coin the first time. He let me find the coin the second and the third time as well but he handed it to me very quietly and let me win. I think that was very sweet because he is very competitive."
On her makeup look:
"Soniya is absolutely amazing at makeup and she did a phenomenal job. I wanted something glamorous to go with my venue. She told me what she had in mind. She has known me since I first moved here at eighteen. I told her she could do whatever she thought was best as long as I got red lipstick. Red lipstick is like my signature. I wear a lot of red lipstick."
On how her friends and family helped out:
"We did not have an event planner so it was pretty much my family that helped me with everything. My twin sister is absolutely amazing at these things. And everybody always came along for shopping and stuff. What really added to the event was having friends and family from India at the wedding. I grew up with my friends back home. Having them at the wedding, their performance and then singing a song that we always sang as we grew up was very touching. Watching everybody enjoying the wedding, watching family that has never danced dance until 2 in the morning and thoroughly enjoying themselves made the event even better."
On her fabulous vendors:
"Manisha did a really good job with the mehendi. Marina at Le Bam did all the decoration. My family put all the wedding favors together. Deana Crowe did my cake and it was absolutely gorgeous. She works with me at the hospital and always brought delicious baked goodies for everybody. I asked her if she would make my cake and at first she was not sure but then she agreed and I am so glad she did. It was the perfect wedding. David pretty much let me take all decisions regarding the wedding. He enjoyed the music. DJ Bobby was the person who made everybody dance. David was on the floor the entire wedding. And then I have to mention Rana with Mirza Hokaah Lounge. The food was amazing, as good as something you would eat back home. It's hard to find food like that here, especially fresh bread. Everything came together very well. It wouldn't have been possible without my twin Meenaz who did a lot of work planning my wedding and my family who was with me every step, helping me select and finalize everything, David's 100% support and excitement for an Indian wedding and my people who flew in from different places. The house was full of people for two weeks. It was like a wedding you go to back home. It was perfect!"
We'll be back Monday with a stunning South Asian wedding!