Hiya, dolls! Get ready for a Wednesday filled with some of the most sensational bridal fashion to come out of Illinois! We're with WASIO Photography at Shafohi and Vinayak's wedding in Joliet, and it's going to be an incredibly inspiring day! This adorable duo posed for their first look portraits the day before they tied the knot at the Patrick Haley Mansion, and Maharani Shafohi turned to Studio East6 for a champagne-colored lengha creation that you'll go ga ga for. Her entire ensemble is simply superb from head to toe. Her coral dupatta and fresh floral jewelry in marigold and yellow are Princess perfect, and the Raja of her dreams, Vinayak, is heartbreakingly handsome in his maroon sherwani. We're going to be diving into even more incredible bridal fashions with Shafohi later today as she gets ready for her ceremony and reception, but in the meantime, you can see even more from this first look photo session in the complete gallery!
Maharani Shafohi, on how she met the Raja of her dreams, Vinayak:
"We met on Match.com. I knew he was the one when he gave his coat/jacket to my girlfriend who didn't have a jacket as we were heading out for Halloween. It was a super cold day, I realized how thoughtful and generous he was that night. He sacrificed his comfort so that my girlfriend could be comfortable and I would be happy."
On one of her most memorable wedding memories:
"The most magical was our first look. I remember thinking how this is the most important person in my life and that I am blessed to have found this amazing human being to get to walk side by side in life."
On shopping for her dream wedding lenghas:
"I worked with Payal Singhal's representative Studio East 6 in Chicago after spending hours on the internet."
Meet me back here later today for some major Maharani style, my dears!