Welcome back, Maharanis! We are looking forward to sharing with you the wedding ceremony of Purvi & Vishal. This is a ceremony that will blow your inspiration and creativity away. We love the impeccable decor that was selected for this traditional and solemn ceremony! Although, both the photo shoot and the ceremony took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, it seems that both events took place at different venues due to the vibrant and versatile decor that B Unique & Elegant managed to create for the different events that suround this wedding celebration. Simply amazing! But there was nothing more beautiful than our lovely Purvi! The dreamy makeup and the delicate and classic hairstyle created by Dolled up by Lulu was a perfect combination to enhance her natural beauty as she walked down the aisle wearing her stunning ruby lengha with golden accents. This time, our lovely couple wanted to take the elegance of this ceremony to the next level, and they decided to bring Bridal By Nisha on board, in order to glamorize their family members as well. And what a great decision it was, as all the scenes that were captured by the lens of Peter Nguyen Studio look like if they were taken out from a fairy tale! Definitely, this is a ceremony that will amaze everyone, so don't forget to visit our gallery, if you want to take a closer look at this dazzling event!
Ontario, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We were introduced to each other by his sister. He got my phone number and we talked for 7 hours that night. The next day he booked a flight out to meet me and from that connection from our first date, we knew it was meant to be.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Vishal told me he was on call at the hospital so I would not call him and my best friend, Tamanna, told me she needed girl time so she wanted to hang out with me and do brunch in the morning. Vishal then took a late night flight out to California and spent the night at a hotel in Orange County. In the morning, he bought flowers and laid them out in the shape of a heart on Crystal Cove beach. My friend then took me to the brunch spot on the beach and I see Vishal out of the corner of my eye next to big heart shaped flower petals on the sand. I immediately curse him out and walk towards him. He asks me to marry him. My parents and other friend are on the side videotaping everything.
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.
My best friend, Tamanna, helped a lot throughout the process. She is very organized and made me excel spreadsheets to help guide me through the process.
The Venue has never done a full on indian wedding and they kept changing things they said they would do originally. Would not recommend Doubletree Ontario.
Hair and Makeup: LuLu was great and very professional, she was always on time and does great work
Outfits: I loved all my outfits, they were all from India and my foi helped do last minute alterations
Decor: This took the most amount of time, I spent a lot of time picking colors and centerpieces. Everything turned out well.
DJ: Krish from FusionSounds was amazing and did an amazing job with lighting, dhol, and DJ. He played all the music my husband loved. I would recommend him to everyone.
Food: Mantra catered garba and reception, Sumit is very professional and gave great food and service. Swaminarayan mandir did the wedding, the food was good but they increased their price last minute during the event without letting us know.
Photography: would not recommend Peter Nguyen. His team was great, but he himself gets distracted very easily and you have to actively tell him what photos to take. He did not get any pictures of the food and during the events instead of taking photos, he was wandering around. His team members though are very focused and captured the best photos. He also promised to give us our video by March 27 and documentary edit by May 4 and still have not received anything.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went shopping in India and had my foi and cousins help me. We went to several shops and I had red in my mind. It was very hard to shop in India, but I ended up falling in love with a red wine colored lehenga. As soon as my cousins saw it on me, they instantly said this was the one. It did take a couple days to find it and I almost settled on another one.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Spending time with family for the different parts of the process. I got to spend lots of time with my cousins from India, who I rarely get to see because they are so far away.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the entertainment at the reception and the food from Mantra during garba and reception.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance, we recreated the Hero No. 1 song Sona kitna Sona and had the original music video playing on the projector.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Pick the better vendors with the better reviews.
Are you loving this celebration of love? We know you do! Don't miss the unveiling of the wedding reception in our next post!
DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Hair & Makeup: Bridal By Nisha | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Sangeet Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport | Ceremony & Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport | Planning & Design: Nika Events | Decor: B Unique & Elegant | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Photo Booth: The PhotoBooth Guy