The bridal suite at the Hilton Columbus Downtown is bustling with excitement as today's blushing bride, Caitlin, gets ready to wed the Raja of her dreams in a South Indian fusion event to remember. Style & Story Creative captured these stunning moments as Maharani Caitlin put the finishing touches on her ceremony look with the help of family and friends, and her expert hair and makeup artist from Columbus Wedding Makeup. Donning a sensationally citrus-y wedding sari in saffron and deep orange tones, Caitlin is looking like a true-to-life Desi dream. Her soon-to-be hubby, Raja Srikanth, is ready to dazzle her in his ivory-colored sherwani and red pagri, and when we return later today, we'll be unveiling all the unforgettable highlights from the happy couple's magical South Indian wedding ceremony, planned by Joie de Vivre Events! While you're waiting to see those memorable moments, you can get a closer look at Caitlin and Sri's fashionable ceremony details in the complete gallery!
Maharani Caitlin, on Raja Sri's unforgettable proposal:
"We were in Cape Town, South Africa, for vacation, just the two of us. We had only been dating for 9 months. The first day of the vacation, we went for a hike on a mountain called Lion's Head. He asked me to stop for a second at a bench that had a great view of the Atlantic. While I was distracted with our camera, he got down on one knee and proposed! We celebrated for the rest of the trip."
On her wedding hair and makeup:
"I worked with my makeup artist to get the right look, I sent her my engagement photos and explained why I wasn't happy with my makeup in those. I tried some updos and braids since that's what I see other brides wearing, but I decided that wearing my hair down and curled is my style and what I'm comfortable with so I did that for the mehendi, wedding, and reception and I'm so glad!"
Meet me back here in a bit for exclusive details from Caitlin and Sri's wedding ceremony!