We're getting closer and closer to the main event, and before we jump straight into all of the romantic details from the ceremony, let's check out the bride as she gets ready for it and go ga-ga over her incredible anarkali, custom designed by Manish Malhotra. The traditional red and gold gown is simply breathtaking! Paired with Maharani Sumeet's green and gold jewelry set, which is out-of-this-world, our bride is fashionably flawless from head to toe! Ginni Jaggi of Brides by Ginni helped her achieve her ideal bridal makeup with a neutral eyeshadow, boldly lined eyes and a ravishing red lip that complemented her ensemble fabulously. Our dazzling Sikh bride then posed for a few portraits with Nadia D. Photography, before meeting up with her Raja, Manik, for a romantic first look. Check out all the amazing pics from that session in the complete gallery!
The bride, on how she met the Raja of her dreams:
"We met 10 years ago at a wedding! A part of me always knew he was the one from the beginning."
On the groom's super romantic proposal:
"It was during our pre-engagement photo shoot (we already knew we were getting engaged as we went through our parents to respect them and do things the proper way) — and at the end of the our photo shoot we were on the Brooklyn Bridge and he surprised me with a bouquet of my favorite flowers (lilies) and a heart-shaped poster of all these pictures of us with the date. He got down on one knee on the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset and proposed! Then the surprises continued as he took me to dinner at my favorite restaurant in NYC, Fig & Olive, and as I turn the corner of the restaurant I see my parents and my brother waiting for me with champagne! So I got to enjoy with my family, and then after was another surprise. My brother claimed that he and my now husband said they wanted to take me out for a drink to celebrate. We went to the rooftop of Ink 48 and there at a table on the outside rooftop were all my closest friends who had come from all over (not just from NY) and so then I was able to share the moment with all the people closest to me, which was the sweetest surprise my husband could have ever done! It was a perfect evening!"
On choosing her dream wedding anarkali:
"My favorite designers are Manish, Tarun and Sabyasachi — so I knew I wanted to focus on those 3. I went to all the main designers trying on my favorite pieces and then picked my outfits. My Manish outfit I actually worked with Manish on making the anarkali design off of a lehenga I had liked the work of but that was in pink."
On her wedding day hair and makeup:
"For the wedding day, I worked with a different makeup artist, Ginni, who also was great! I knew I wanted to go for the red lip and keep the eyes more neutral/gold & brown based, and I always need a dark eyeliner. She did a great job finding the perfect red lip to go with my outfit and stayed around to make sure all the pinning up of my outfit and everything was perfect!"
Wedding bells are ringing, Maharanis! It's nearly time for today's bride to take her walk down the aisle, so stick around and don't miss out!