Happy Thursday, Maharanis! We know that it is a bit difficult getting through this quarantine time, but it gets more manageable when you have new love stories poping form your screen every day, and today is no exception! If you were looking for a unique and extraordinary love story to get your inspiration going, you've come to the right place! Manjeet & Harman's wedding celebration is demonstrations that against all the odds, love always wins. COVID-19 emerged right around the date set for these lovebirds to join their lives in marriage. And this unfortunate situation that could have discouraged a lot of couples, only motivated Manjeet & Harman to get things going. They embraced change and decided to carry on with their wedding, making the necessary arrangements to make it happen. After rescheduling and changing the event dates numerous times, they finally set everything into action and fulfill their long-awaited dream of becoming a single unity through love! The big day started with a romantic, bright, and colorful photoshoot that we are sure will take your breath away! Every single shot immortalized the sweetest and charming scenes of this lovely couple before the Sikh wedding ceremony hosted at Perry Hall - Maryland. In case you were wondering who is responsible for such incredible shots, it is none other than the talented team from Virdee Films Production. The way they manage to make a photo session, a delightful visual masterpiece, is impressive, so big kudos to them! After the photoshoot, it was time to carry on with the Sikh wedding ceremony thoroughly planned by the bride and groom themselves with the help of RJ Best Events on the floral department. And oh boy, we loved the colorful and traditional vibes we got from every single scene of this intimate and solemn ceremony. There was so much to admire, but everyone's eyes set in the marvelous look of our gorgeous Maharani. She looked like a vision of beauty thanks to the delicate hairstyle and makeup designed by Glow By Herneet. The fancy pieces of jewelry coming From Punjab - India and the artistic Mehndi designs by Henna By Shazia and PrettyNeatBeauty were the perfect complements to round up a dreamy look that we all love so much! If you want to check more of this lovely young couple, don't miss today's marvelous gallery. We are sure you will love it!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
He added me on IG 2 years prior but never messaged me. Finally 2 years later he messaged me on Instagram and we finally met each other a few months after messaging/talking on the phone. After getting to know each other, we discovered so many similarities between us amd our family. I slowly fell for him without knowing it, so when he popped the question, it was a no brainer for me.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were talking on the phone and he just asked me slickly, in the middle of a conversation, after I realized what he asked me, I of course said yes!
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 was avoiding planning the wedding for a month and a half but I would stress about not having it done. One Saturday morning in January I sat down and called and booked decorators, MUA, film/video, DJ. I met the DJ and videographer/photographer at the Dulhan Expo in NJ in December 2019 so that made it a little easier. Just as I thought I was in the home stretch, COVID-19 had other plans for our wedding! 2 weekends before we were supposed to get married (3/28/2020), we had to make the decision to postpone until a later unknown date, or we could make the best of an unfortunate situation. We decided to move the wedding up to 3/21/2020- one week ahead, and move the venue to my parents house. I ended up planning the whole wedding again, in 3 hours!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted our clothes to stand out- not be the typical red for the bride, and ivory for the groom. I had my magenta salwar kameez made from Punjab from a boutique. And I pushed my husband to wear a blue sherwani, which was also made in Punjab, India.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part was meeting the vendors! I am a very sociable person, so I loved the interactions between my family and the vendors. And although I had to make numerous phone calls to each vendor to change the plans, it was an enjoyable experience!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The 60 guests we were allowed to have at our house (gathering limitations in place due to COVID19) loved the traditional feel they got from our wedding. They loved the simplicity yet elegance of having a wedding within our own home.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The very first time I saw my husband which was when I walked down the aisle for the jai mala ceremony. Everything else is a blur!
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
The bridesmaids had a dance planned, which unfortunately they couldn't perform due to the restrictions in place, I only had one of my bridesmaids at the wedding. We had to make a lot of the decor ourself as the big decorations weren't able to fit in our house, they were meant for our banquet hall.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
You can plan and plan and plan, but stuff always comes up (maybe not as big as a pandemic virus). Instead of focusing on how to get what you planned, always have a back up plan and be optimistic. Sometimes last minute plans are the best!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehndi lady was choosen a few months ahead of time and she was absolutely pleasant- Shazia in Gaithersburg, MD. Decorations were done by RJ best events in Towson, MD. My MUA was a family friend, and none other than GlowbyHerneet.
What a fabulous wedding celebration to get inspiration from, isn't it, ladies? If you love today's love story, make sure to join us tomorrow for more!