Darlings! We are back to complete our triple editorial series honoring Priya and Arpan's wedding! We are now at the upscale Maritime Parc taking a glimpse of the celebrations that followed the grand ceremony, this time just a few had the honor of attending the intimate gathering that was endowed by Elegant Affairs Inc. with an impeccable style! Pandya Photography is the inspiring wedding photographer behind the creative images that captured these soulmates' blissful love against the most extraordinary NYC skyscrapers' night view! Maharani Priya was a shimmering princess in her fairytale-like white gown and her flowing curls created for her special evening by the amazing Flawless Beauty by Pauline! Right by her side, her dapper beau Arpan stepped out in luxurious style wearing an elegant velvet texture tuxedo jacket that featured black lapels! I'm sure these two were noticed for all the right reasons! Head into the complete gallery for all the fabulous details from this unique event, it will keep you inspired for a while!
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.
Let me know down below what was your favorite part!
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