We’ve finally arrived at Raycha and Kunwar’s explosive reception party at the Hilton Long Island. Raycha walked out of her beauty chambers dripping in pure elegance with a flowing navy and pink lehenga and golden jewels. Magnifique Brides and Fiza Mansoor gave the bride the full royal treatment and it shows in each and every glamorous photo. Meanwhile, Kunwar also brought his fashion A-game and looked dapper in a navy tux. The breathtaking Hilton Long Island venue was blinged out fabulously in fuchsia uplighting and tons of soft blooms. Check out the glam sweetheart stage accessorized with massive golden frames. We’re especially loving how one frame contained a gorg portrait of hundreds of white and pink roses. As evident in these stunning pics by Greycard Photography, the spacious quarters resembled a fairytale come true. Guests gasped in delight as the newlyweds swirled and dipped to their first dance, and soon BWD Entertainment cranked their turntables to full blast and had guests gyrating on the dance floor all night long! Greycard Photography captured the fabulous series of events, and you can find all the snaps in our full gallery.
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Kunwar proposed to Raycha in November 2014 on a very special day, his birthday. The couple spent quite some time in a long distance relationship, she was in California, he was in New York. Raycha thought it be a great idea to fly to New York and surprise Kunwar for his special day. She only told her closest friends and family about her plan, flew to New York, and was swept off her feet when she found Kunwar on his knees with a ring in his hands and a very important question...
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Kunwar and I have been to a lot of weddings together and that helped solidify the things we liked and the things we didn't like as much. We took two years to plan a four day Indian wedding with the help of our close family and friends, we incorporated a lot DIY elements to keep things as budget friendly as possible. I also went to India for the first time in my life and spent a full 10 days shopping and getting inspired.
As a bride I became very comfortable delegating and asking for help, I trusted my sister, my cousins, and close friends to help me with whatever I needed. My 16 bridesmaids came in handy during the entire planning process!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I liked the color pink, I felt that pink would compliment my skin tone a bit better than the traditional red worn by brides. I went to India to purchase my wedding outfit and bought my wedding dress on day one. To me the dress was a perfect combination of traditional elegance and modern simplicity.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
With Kunwar being Sikh and me being raised Hindu we incorporated both of our traditions in the wedding ceremony. Our guests appreciated experiencing wedding traditions they weren't used to, especially the Punjabi tradition of dancing until you drop.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There is no such thing as a perfect wedding, I can count on two hands all the things that went wrong on my wedding day, funny thing is, I'm the only one that noticed. Invest time and energy in planning the details that matter most to you and let it all go to enjoy your wedding day when it happens.
Sounds like such a magical weekend!