Hello, beautiful ladies! We missed you during the weekend, and we are delighted to be back with more energy to continue sharing amazing stories with you! And talking about amazing, today's love story is one like you haven't seen in quite a while. If you love fashion and always be at the forefront with the latest trends, Arpen & Neil's wedding celebration will blow your mind! So let's take a look at it! We are starting our journey through this fabulous wedding celebration by joining our two lovebirds at their Sikh ceremony held in the gardens of the imposing Azuridge Estate Hotel. This venue that combines contemporary architecture with a lovely natural environment was the perfect place for Arpen & Neil to tie the knot. We are sure than more than one of the guests dropped a tear of joy when seeing our gorgeous Arpen walking down the aisle! She looked breathtaking in her elegant and fashionable Lengha from Rimple & Harpreet. HairbyRhea complemented this head-turning look with a sleek hairstyle, while Book Glow Beauty took care of her makeup needs. And we cannot forget about the incredible jewelry selection that took Arpen's look to the next level. And in case you were wondering, the stylish pieces of jewelry came from the fantastic collection that Jagdish Jewellers has to offer. The final result: A dreamy look that exceeded all expectations! We also want to make a special shoutout to Shafeena Ashkumar for the artistic and delicate Mehndi design that created for Arpen. Without any question, this design provided a well-balanced combination of tradition, elegance, and beauty to the overall look. If you want to check more of this ceremony, head into our gallery for more. The good friends from Andras Schram Photography shared the shots taken during this event, and we put them all together for you to enjoy! So go check them out.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Neil and I met when I was in my final year of dental school and while he was completing his surgical residency program; our connection was instantaneous. We had seen each other a few times at the hospital, decided to grab coffee - and the rest is history! I knew he was the one after I learned how sweet, ambitious, and funny he is.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Neil surprised me with the proposal over a romantic dinner overlooking the Chicago skyline at The Signature Room at the 95th. I had no idea it was coming, and he had the waitress capture pictures of the entire thing; we celebrated afterwards with champagne & dessert - it was perfect.
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 kept organized by creating checklists; we were engaged for a year and a half before the wedding, so I knew what I needed to have booked at 12, 6, 3 months out. Pre-planning all of that helped me stay stress-free and allowed us to enjoy and make the most of the wedding events. Our vendors were also amazing - from the photographer, videographer, wedding decor & coordination, hair & makeup - our teams were so fabulous. I would definitely recommend them for future couples.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I honestly thought I was going to wear red; however, when I tried on that Rimple & Harpreet outfit, I knew it was the one. The intricacy of the textiles inspired by ancient India were stunning; and I loved that it was traditional, yet unique. Padmaavat is one of my favourite Indian films, especially because of the beautiful pieces that Rimple & Harpreet designed - I definitely had them in mind when I traveled to India.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they enjoyed the outdoor ceremony; the setting was stunning. Honestly, we were very happy with the venue that we chose - it had a very intimate feel, which is exactly what we wanted for our ceremony.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most memorable moment for me was when my parents walked me down the aisle and that first look with Neil; it was very special.
The week is just starting, and we still have more to come! So stay around for more!