Happy Monday, Maharanis! It was such a delightful surprise for today's Indian wedding to come across my desk. It features an incredible bride, who I can personally say I know is absolutely fabulous. Years ago, Maharani Sheetal and I, studied in Florence, Italy, together — as young, impressionable women. She had a penchant for taking black and white photos, developing them, and gifting them to us. I still have mine. These portraits of her and her Prince are anything but black and white though. Amy Hutchinson Photography captured this beautiful couple in true-to-life, vibrant detail. These breathtaking pics from their pre-wedding celebration and rehearsal at the Hillwood at Davies Manor are so sweet, they just might give you a cavity, or two. The lovely bride is as elegant as can be in a white gown, and she simply dazzles in her aqua-colored lengha. Her hair and makeup were flawlessly finished by Bombay Beauty Salon, who also expertly designed her bridal mehndi. Raja Amit is as equally handsome in his modern suit and traditional sherwani. I can't wait to unveil the rest of their wedding celebration for you, but for now, head into the gallery for even more romantic moments from these portrait sessions.
The bride, on how she met her Raja:
"Amit and I met when we were in undergraduate college. We have known each other for years. We have always stuck together since then. I continued my studies in Medicine, while he pursued a career in Law. Our careers have made it difficult to be in the same city for years. We have been in a long distance relationship and have driven many miles and taken many flights to see one another. I knew he was the one through all the commitment and dedication this relationship has required."
On the romantic proposal:
"For our engagement, Amit decided to surprise me. At first, he threw me off the trail by telling me that he wanted to wait until the following year. He came to Memphis and set up an elaborate scavenger hunt to lead to the proposal in a storybook format. The hunt included flowers, brunch with my best friends, mani/pedis, dessert with my parents, and finally car service that lead me to the botanic gardens where I met him amongst a rose petal bed. He thought of every single detail including words of a fairy tale with our pictures on each page."
We're just getting started, and there's plenty more prettiness to come, so make sure you don't miss out!