Maharanis! I thought it would be great to dig into some of the nitty gritty of Shreya and Nimit's wedding! This beautiful couple had the talented ButtonUp Photography documenting the dreamy first instants of the "first look" just right before the ceremony and the following candid moments between these soulmates! The pretty pictures unveil the fantastic traditional style of our lovely bride Shreya. She picked an elegant classic red lehenga design from Kalki Fashion and decked herself with a beaming golden jewelry set while stunning bridal bangles adorned her hands to complete her ornaments. Yvette Castillo gave our Maharani an artistically beautiful makeup and hairstyle on her big day. Nimit's style consisted of a ravishing golden sherwani he flawlessly combined with a dual color turban and a really elegant scarf! New York's most exclusive wedding venue, the amazing Surf Club on the Sound served as the scenario for the sweet photo shoot that you can check completely out in our gallery!
New Rochelle, NY Indian Wedding by ButtonUp Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Nimit through Tumblr. Neither of us knows how we started following each other, however, we noticed that we shared a lot of common interests and decided to message each other. After months of messages, texts, and phone calls, we met up in Central Park. As crazy as it sounds, I knew he was the one when I saw him. Everything just felt right and so magical. We continued to get to know each other for a year Nimit asked me on a date and took me to the top of the Empire State Building. The rest is history.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We took a trip to Aruba two weeks following my sister's wedding (at which I caught the bouquet!). Nimit had told me that he had a surprise for me at the beach. Little did I know, he had been speaking to a proposal planner and photographer for months. When we arrived at Eagle Beach, a message in a bottle awaited us, followed by three wooden signs which said “love” and “magic," leading up to one that said “I love you” with a beautiful table set up with sweets, flowers, and champagne. Nimit asked to take a walk on the beach during sunset. As I was staring at the sunset, Nimit got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
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.
Nimit and I were very grateful to have a lot of help with planning from our family. Both of our siblings got married in recent years, which helped as well. We did hire wedding planners (Twin Pearl Events) who were amazing and went above and beyond for us!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
A trip to India was made. I've always wanted my lengha to be traditional, with a touch of modern. I obviously wanted my sister's opinions, so there was a lot of facetiming going on as we shopped around despite the major time difference.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We didn't really get to eat at all, but we heard from a lot of family and friends that the food and outdoor cocktail hour with our personalized sunglasses was a huge hit!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I have so many moments that are on replay in my mind including when I got onto the mandap and my cousins removed the drape that was covering Nimit's face as well as our first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Patel to "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran. However, I think my favorite moment was the time we got together during our "First Look".
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a deep breath and remember to soak it all in. Everyone tells you the day will go by in a blink of an eye, and they aren't kidding
The upcoming ceremony is a must see! Check it out in our following feature.
Rentals: Cloud 9 Exotics | Photography: ButtonUp Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Surf Club on the Sound | Planning & Design: Twin Pearl Events | Floral & Decor: Rangoli Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Yvette Castillo | Catering: Rasoi | Bridal Fashion - Wedding: Kalki Fashion | Bridal Fashion - Reception: Aso Palav | Cake & Treats: Surf Club on the Sound | Cinematography: RSJP Films | DJ: DJ Suhel | Lighting: DJ Suhel