Hello, Maharanis! Today we've got a fabulous Indian wedding for you, held at the luxurious Dallas Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center! We're kicking things off by giving you the details on how our gorgeous Indian bride Tareen achieved her wedding-day look! Maharani Tareen wore a dazzling pale peach gown from Silk Threads, which featured large silver embroidery; she paired her dress with a perfectly matching dupatta. For her makeup, Jasmine Alam gave the Indian bride flawless bold brows, smoky purple eyes and a deep red lip for a sophisticated, dramatic look. Once the bride was all done getting ready, Nida Rehman Photography snapped some fantastic photos of her and her Raja -- see the rest in the full gallery!
Maharani Tareen on meeting her Raja:
"Tariq and I had a class together for the first three semesters of college at Baylor University and by the third straight semester, I knew there was something there. Although it took me a while (4 years), Tariq was intuitive from the beginning and was the classic never-giving-up kind of guy."
On choosing her wedding style:
"Being Desi is hard your entire life, trying to juggle the conflicting dichotomy of your parents' and the American culture's expectations. How couples handle the pressure of an American/Desi wedding is something you could not prepare for and I knew that. Our central focus were the guests. We wanted the least possible number of events, timeliness, lots of fun, good food, and dancing. The theme was modern and a balancing act of both Bengali and Sri Lankan traditions."
On her favorite part of Indian wedding planning:
"My favorite part was seeing how excited my family and friends were and so ready to help. My second favorite aspect of this was watching people come together in the end. There was one mantra I had from the very beginning that helped everything play out successfully: choose passionate people. If you choose vendors based on how passionate they are about their work, it minimizes the amount of work the couple has to do in oversight or creativity. When you see how the decor, my dress, the photographs, make up, music, and the food came out, its obvious that the people involved were given autonomy to do what they felt was best and it really showed. I didn't even need a coordinator, I simply had reliable people letting their creativity guide them."
Up next is the reception!