Happy Friday, my wedding-lovin' friends! We've rounded up five of the most fabulous wedding films to share with you today, and I don't want to waste a single minute, so let's dive right in! Jashim Jalal Studios introduced us to the first couple, Davina and Rohan, in these captivating photos, and today, we're checking out their unforgettable reel, shot and edited by KSD Weddings! Bridal Arts and Events planned and designed this sensational celebration in New York, and everything from the floral and decor details by Elegant Affairs to the bridal fashions from Sahil Exclusive will blow you away! We fell madly for the outdoor mandap these lovebirds said I do under and the glittering gold reception which featured Davina in a stunning, lavender cocktail dress that dazzled on the dance floor as she twirled to perfect playlist from Dhoom Events! tEna New York kept the Indian bride looking flawless from start to finish with her hair and makeup prowess, and you can relive all these details and much more with the hit of a play button!
Maharani Davina, on how she met the Raja of her dreams, Rohan:
"Rohan and I met during our senior year of college, just a few weeks before graduation. I was sitting with some friends on the lawn and waved hello to a friend that happened to be standing in front of Rohan. Rohan thought I was waving to him, so he walked over to say hi. He sat down and after talking for a while we discovered that we had a lot of common interests including a mutual love for Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich & chocolate frosty. A few days later, we went to a nearby Wendy's where we spent 7 hours just talking & getting to know one another...we haven't stopped talking since!
I knew Rohan was "the one" about a year and a half after we met. One of my friends was having a really bad day and was telling us about it as we walked home. Rohan snuck off while we were talking and came back with candy and snacks to cheer her up. At that moment I knew that Rohan was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. That one story is just a tiny glimpse of how kind and compassionate Rohan is. He has always treated my friends and family as though they were his own and I feel so lucky to be his wife."
Raja Rohan, on his unforgettable proposal:
"In early 2014, I hired a cartoonist and designed a short story that chronicled the past 4 years of our relationship. Once the book was complete, I took an early flight to Nashville (where Davina was living at the time) and placed the book on her doorstep. I gave her a call and told her that I was stuck at the airport, but that there was a package that should have been delivered to her. She opened the box and began to read the book out loud; she had no idea I was standing right outside her apartment. When she got to the last page of the book (which had a picture of me standing at her front door with a small box in hand), I rang the doorbell. As I pulled out the jewelry box, she immediately said yes. She didn't even let me propose or show her the ring!"
On their wedding style:
"Our wedding was a mix of romantic and rustic styles. I created a Pinterest board so that Rohan, our mothers, and myself could share images of decor that we liked. We started the Pinterest board early and when it came time to choose a color palette we have a number of beautiful, but different styles to choose from. Rohan liked more traditional and colorful designs while I enjoyed the romantic and rustic personal touches. Rohan and I chose a few favorite pictures from the Pinterest board that incorporated both of our styles and we use those as our models for the wedding decor."
Maharani Davina, on what she enjoyed most about planning her dream Indian wedding:
"My favorite part of planning our dream wedding was definitely the arts and crafts. I have always appreciated hand-made items so I incorporated as many as I could into our wedding day. With the help of Rohan, our family and our friends, I up-cycled wine corks to make escort card holders and table card holders, used a wine crate to create a gift card box and made a number of personalized chalkboard signs."
On shopping for her dream wedding lengha:
"Having been to a number of weddings and spending a considerable amount of time researching the perfect dress, I had a fairly clear idea of what I wanted my lengha to look like. I went with both Rohan's parents and my parents to find the perfect lengha. After trying on many outfits at a variety of boutiques throughout NY and NJ I finally found my dream outfit at Sahil in NJ."
On her most memorable wedding moment:
"Our wedding day was whirlwind of fun and excitement, but there was one portion of the day during which time stood still: our first look. As I walked towards Rohan I couldn't help but think of all of the hurdles we climbed throughout the years to get to that point. Seeing him for the first time all dressed up was very emotional for me. It was wonderful to have the time before our wedding to spend with each other before the events began and that was definitely the most magical part of the day."
On her and Raja Rohan's first dance:
"We both wanted a song that was both upbeat and romantic but did not have a particular song in mind before wedding planning. While driving one day, we heard "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities on the radio and both starting singing along. I looked over at Rohan as he messed up the lyrics and bounced his head back and forth and I smiled. We decided at that moment that "Safe and Sound" would be our wedding song."
On her hair and makeup:
"My amazing hair and makeup artist Tena (from tEna New York) worked with me through several trials runs so that I could find the best look. We tried every hairstyle imaginable and eventually decided that keeping my hair up in a neat up-do would compliment my outfits and style the best."
On the role that family and friends played in making her event extra special:
"One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the choreographed dancing. Instead of doing a traditional father-daughter and mother-son dance, we did a joint parents dance to "Staying Alive." In the week before the wedding it was so much fun practicing with my parents (especially my dad who never dances), and on the day of the wedding it was fun to see it all come together. Rohan's brother also put together an incredible dance to "Uptown Funk" that would give Bruno Mars a run for his money!"
Additional thoughts from the bride:
"Our wedding venue (Surf Club on the Sound) and every single one of our vendors: Bridal Arts and Events (day-of coordinators), Jashim Jalal Studios (photographer) , KSD (videography), tEna New York (hair and makeup), Dhoom Events (DJ), Elegant Affairs (decor) and Pandit Vimal (officiant) all did an extraordinary job. Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives and we could not have done any of it without all of their time, help, and attention to detail."
We're just getting started, Maharanis! I've got plenty more wedding inspiration coming your way this Filmy Friday, so stay tuned!