The brilliantly talented team from Elegant Affairs has decked out the ceremony space at the The Westin Jersey City Newport in the most breathtaking floral and decor details (their bride wanted romantic, and that's exactly what they delivered!). A gorgeous wall of white flowers and baby pink roses plays the role of backdrop on the wedding stage where today's Indian bride and groom, Anjali and Jay, are ready to tie the knot. These breathtaking highlights from their ceremony were photographed by Lightyear Studio, and feature a sensational show of some of the event's most memorable moments. We can't get over how flawless Maharani Anjali looks with her million dollar smile as she heads down the aisle to meet up with her Prince. You can see even more from this ceremony, plus get exclusive details from the baraat and milni in the complete gallery!
Maharani Anajali on her wedding style:
"I wanted the ceremony and reception to be very romantic-feeling. Flowers, a blush/ivory/gold theme, a harp player. I definitely took a lot of advice from our decorator (Elegant Affairs), and gave them the vague statement above (flowers and soft colors), and they really took it from there and showed us a ton of different fabrics and backdrops. We ended up hiring a flute player who was phenomenal, and contributed to that romantic atmosphere as he walked around playing while guests entered. We created a photo book (for guests to sign) that contained pictures of us as well as all of the places we've lived - the story line there is that Jay grew up in Singapore and India, I grew up in the US Virgin Islands, and we somehow still found each other."
On what she enjoyed most about planning the wedding of her dreams:
"Talking about our unique touches was super fun! For example, I mentioned above that we chose to have a flute player that would be welcoming guests. We also did a bunch of research and ended up finding a live event painter, who painted a scene from the ceremony as it was happening. He stuck around during our cocktail hour, and it was really cool for guests to be able to watch as he painted. We just receive the final painting and it is an awesome memory from our wedding that we get to keep forever!"
It's almost time to pull out the dance floor and turn up the music, Maharanis! Reception time is right around the corner!