Hello, Maharanis! Today we're off to the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach for a stunning Indian wedding planned by Planning Elegance! For the occasion, our blushing Indian bride Ranjani wore a radiant red lengha and got her hair and makeup done by the ultra talented Beauty By NG Nida Gazi! After a delightful baraat where Indian groom Akash rode atop a charming horse from Enchanted Carriages, it was time to tie the knot! The couple met for their ceremony under a spectacular mandap decorated by Ethnic Essence Couture Events as flutist Anis Chandani played! Check out Matei Horvath Photography's amazing photos from the event below, and head to the full gallery to see the baraat!
Maharani Ranjani on how she met her Raja:
"[We met] freshman year of college, at Upenn!"
On the proposal:
"He proposed to me at our 5 year college reunion, which was the same weekend I was also graduating from my masters program - I thought I was going to a senior society gathering, but instead walked into the quad (a place on campus, where we had first decided we would start dating) and it was decorated with flowers & blown up pictures of us. Our favorite songs were playing and there were 9 handwritten notes, each explaining different things I apparently taught him throughout our relationship... it was amazing! Our families and friends apparently helped with the entire set up and it was flawless - they surprised me at the end of the proposal and he took me Turks and Caicos afterwards for an engagement moon!"
On her favorite part of planning:
"[I loved] being able to incorporate my personality in the little details!"
We'll be at the glorious reception -- featuring delicious food from Monsoon Catering -- when we return!