Good day, ladies! Do I have one amazing wedding for you girls today! Salwa Photography sent over some of the most stunning images from Maharani BIjal's wedding. So many in fact, that I had such a difficult time choosing which ones to use in today's posts. There were just too many amazing ones to select from! Planning and design guru, Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants, definitely played a hand in my dilemma because you can't have amazing images without amazing visuals, and wait until you see the out-of-this world floral designs by Design House Decor at this event. Before we jump into all that fabulousness, check out our bride getting ready for her wedding portraits, and ultimately her ceremony, in these eye-catching photos. What a gorgeous bride, right? Check out some of the pre-wedding partying that went down at our bride's garba in the gallery.
The bride on her groom's romantic proposal:
"The Beginning of our Happily Ever After...On Friday, I came home from work and thought I was going out to dinner in Providence with my parents and my sister, Hinal, at this new restaurant near the water called Jacky's. Hinal tried to get me to “look nice” and put on make-up (haha) so we could take pictures…but I was lazy and didn’t put on make-up. I said “whatever, it’s just dinner – I don’t have to dress up that much for it.” Little did I know…My Dad said he needed to meet us at dinner after because he also had to go to a friend’s birthday dinner at another restaurant in Providence (meanwhile, he was with Amish driving him to Providence, near the restaurant). When we got there, me, my Mom and Hinal started walking to the restaurant, which is right near the water and the bridge in Providence. We had to go down some steps…there was no one there! Then I saw a random man standing behind this pillar looking out onto the water (I only saw his back, couldn’t see his face). I was scared because it was dark outside and it was just us three girls – I thought "this guy looks shady and he might have a knife or a gun." Just as I was about to tell my Mom and Hinal to turn around and that we should walk another way, the man turned around and it was Amish!
I was sooo beyond shocked! Back story – we see each other once a month and I had just seen him two weeks ago, so I wasn’t expecting to see him until April! I walked over and he gave me a hug and we started walking towards the center of the bridge. My Dad, Mom and Hinal went off and disappeared (Hinal took pictures of this from behind a tree or something). I honestly don’t even remember the words we exchanged because I was still in shock mode – I obviously put two and two together and figured out why he was here and surprising me. Though, at some point, in the middle of all that, I did say “What are you doing here?!” And he goes “What do you think I’m doing here?” and laughed. We walked a little bit towards the center of the bridge and that’s where he got down on one knee and popped the question! It was cold outside so I had gloves on and after I said yes, I was like “wait, let me take my gloves off” – and then he put the ring on my finger. I was so excited and happy, I didn’t even look at the ring but just wanted to give him a great big hug! I couldn’t help it but I had tears in my eyes (which I never imagined I would – I knew I would be super excited but didn’t think I would ever cry). Then after, my parents and Hinal came back out and we took some pictures. Then we all went to get a drink at The Water Place restaurant. That’s when I realized I hadn’t even seen the beautiful ring Amish gave to me and saw it for the first time."
I have some spectacular details from the wedding ceremony on the way, so make sure to check back again soon!