Pandya Photography kindly shared today the magical scenes of Priya and Arpan's Indian wedding ceremony, a captivating event at the sophisticated interiors of the Legacy Castle! Exuding a splendorous theme, this heart-warming affair opened its doors and two beautiful cherry blossoms on each side of the elevated aisle lead to the breathtaking floral and eucalyptus foliage walls and mandap. Magical dazzling lights of three crystals chandeliers lit the ceremony spot! This wedding heaven was fully created by the award-winning decor firm Elegant Affairs Inc., whom I must say, used just the right soft palette for a perfect color harmony! Raja Arpan made his great entry into this fabulous setting first, stealing some glances in his cream color sherwani that he perfectly combined with a fabulous green scarf and a pair of bronze silk trousers! Charming baby's breath garlands were exchanged as well as wedding bands and these two were husband and wife at last! See for yourself and check out the complete gallery for more significant moments!
Pompton Plains, NJ Indian Wedding by Pandya Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
My husband I actually met 16 years ago in high school when I was dating one of his friends. We became best friends shortly thereafter. We helped each other through relationships, break-ups, jobs - really just life in general. So many people saw the connection we had and we felt it as well but it wasn't until 2017 when we shared our feelings for each other. We were engaged within months and our families could not be happier.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Throughout the years, we always found ourselves in Princeton for either drinks, dinner or dessert. The first place we shared our feelings for each other was at Triumph Brewery in Princeton. My husband proposed to me there with the whole room lit up with candles, roses and pictures of us throughout the years. The best part was that he included my dog Lucky and his dog Pepper.
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.
I had the wedding ceremony at The Legacy Castle - they are so amazing there, they were super professional and helpful. My reception was at Maritime Parc and it was beautiful as well. I knew exactly who I wanted for hair and makeup and didn't even book a trial (Flawless Beauty by Pauline). I relied on feedback from my friends for decor because I wanted someone reliable and I am so glad I chose Elegant Affairs, they were so easy to work with. I chose Abhi Pandya for photography and it was the best choice that I made because I felt so comfortable with him and loved my pictures.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was short on time but I knew I wanted something a little different in terms of colors.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I can't say I completed enjoyed planning a wedding - I never had too much of a vision so it took a lot of Pinterest and Etsy to give me some guidance. We decided to donate to a charity instead of favors so I think the best part was finding which charity meant the most to us.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our wedding was a little different - we had a large wedding ceremony on one day with all of our family and friends and the next day we had a smaller reception with only cousins and friends. It was nice to have a smaller reception where our cousins and friends could enjoy, let loose and be themselves while the kids stayed home with the grandparents :-).
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The speeches were really special to us. Each and every speech still replays in my head.
An intimate look to Priya and Arpan's soiree is coming up next!
Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Photography: Pandya Photography | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Ceremony Venue: Legacy Castle | Reception Venue: Maritime Parc | DJ: Premier Entertainment | Cinematography: Rare Air Films