Though Sameer proposed to his sweetheart on a chilly New York City rooftop in the dead of winter, their Indian wedding ceremony is exactly the opposite. On a warm October morning in Orange County, this adorable duo meet under an outdoor mandap at The Richard Nixon Library. The intimate ceremony is surrounded by tall palm trees and overlooks a pool -- so beautiful! Kumba Entertainment helped plan the gorgeous ceremony, while Valley Florist arranged the gorgeous hanging flower garlands. Check out these photos from Matei Horvath Photography, and then read what the Maharani has to say about her dream Indian wedding!
Indian bride and groom marry at an outdoor SoCal Indian wedding.
Indian wedding venue in Orange County.
An Indian wedding ceremony at a wedding venue in Orange County.
An Indian bride and groom are married at an outdoor Indian wedding ceremony.
Indian wedding photography captures an Indian bride and groom at their Indian wedding ceremony.
An Indian bride wears a white and gold bridal lengha at her ceremony.
From Maharani Payal:
"For both of us, the best part of the day was just being on the mandap. The sun was out, our friends and family were all there in front of us and our parents were by our side. It was such a warm and happy feeling, and we were just having so much fun on the mandap together.
There’s always a bit of surprise in the way these ceremonies play out – out of nowhere, the priest had us face each other, put our hands on each other’s hearts and close our eyes. It wasn’t something we had talked about or planned, but it just felt like such a beautiful way to reflect on the moment. It’s a moment I remember often."
Next up: gorgeous Indian wedding portraits!

Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Matei Horvath Photography | Planning & Design: Blue Lotus Insights | Venues: Diamond Bar Center | Cinematography: Avec Lumiere Productions | Mehndi Artists: Hinal Mehta | Mehndi Artists: Jyoti Shah | Transportation: Crystal Limousine Inc | Baraat: Kumba Entertainment | Mandap: Kumba Entertainment | Wedding Musicians: G.S. Arts Academy | Catering: White House Caterers | Floral & Decor: Valley Florist | Catering: Manohar's Delhi Palace