Ladies, don't miss today's Platinum Guide Blog and join Kiran & Grant at their wedding celebration!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Brought together by a personal matchmaker, Grant & I first crossed paths at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley. We gabbed over cocktails & delicious eats for hours, closing the joint down. Our shared sense of humor and outlook on life unraveled so naturally, as though we had known each other all along. We left each other's company knowing in our hearts we would be together always.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
A romantic at heart, Grant wished to incorporate details in my life that he knew I held close to my heart. Knowing how passionate I was as an educator, he felt that nothing would best the setting of proposing to me in my classroom while involving my students and my principal who also had become a close friend of mine over the years.
After asking my father for his blessing, Grant put forth his plan on May 31st - my parents' anniversary - by arriving to school during the afternoon recess. While I heard the pandemonium garner momentum outside of the classroom, Grant was "stealthily" handing out roses to each student, who had become quite acclimated with him the past few months, dubbing us "Granjeet" as a "matrimony" of our names - Grant & Kiranjeet - while also mischievously writing cliched poetry and love notes on our behalf addressed to one another.
Once the bell rang, each student sauntered in to the classroom, desperately attempting to stifle their excitement, to present a rose to me with Grant finally handing me a rose himself, proclaiming his love and desire for us to be together every day for the remainder of our lives. As he knelt down to ask for my hand, my students finally let loose their giggles and gasps of gleeful anticipation, and when I responded with "yes", the screams, shrieks, and rapture were beyond containment. Plastic champagne glasses flowing with sparkling apple cider ensued, and, true to form, what a unique unforgettable shared experience Grant created for my students to participate in such a special, heartfelt moment!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Once we immediately fell in love with Haiku Mill, cosmic forces collided with Sabyasachi's 2017 Udaipur Collection. The lehengha's green & yellow hues on raw silk complimented the lush gardens of Haiku Mill fluidly as though the cloth itself was a natural extension of the organic vines and branches found throughout the grounds. Noticeably visible was the mosaic border of the lehengha as it continued as the floral print, becoming more English influenced, a metaphorical nod to our multicultural wedding's blend of customs.
In my mind's eye, I had long envisioned incorporating a rich tone of emerald green for my wedding lehenga, so discovering this particular design and scheme was quintessential kismat. Simply stated, the wedding dress and the stunning venue was a match made in heaven.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
It was our best endeavor to have all of our guests regarded as one OHANA during the course of our shared time in Maui. We heard from a plethora of friends and family how special and close knit they came to feel with how each event integrated both sides together seamlessly, encouraging new relationships and bonds to form and remain established even to this day. From the onset, Grant & I strongly desired for our wedding to allow everyone to feel like a part of the "inner circle of trust."
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
With that ring comes ALOT of "responsibility". How right you are mom!
Never compromise yourself. You're all you've got. Janice Joplin
Planning & Design: Mira Savara Events | Event Designer: Mira Savara Events | Sangeet & Reception Venue: Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort | Ceremony Venue: Haiku Mill | Floral & Decor: Darren Keala | Hair & Makeup: Maui Make up Artistry | Catering: Monsoon India | DJ: Maui Tunes Entertainment & Production | Baraat: Malinder Tooray | Cake & Treats: Sugar Beach Events | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Favors: Darren Keala | Lighting: Accel Rentals | Live Music: Shea Derrick | Hawaiian Entertainment: Manu Tea Nui E | Porsche Car: Maui Roadsters | Wedding Stationery: Papyrus - Danville | Calligraphy: Papineau Calligraphy | Silk Tunic (Batna & Mehendi): Maggie Coulombe Maui | Evil Eye Pendant in Diamond & Enamel (Batna & Mehendi): Kabana | Bridal Jewelry in Turquoise & Pearl (Sangeet): Bhola Jewellers | Turquoise King Ring (Sangeet): Ippolita | Marigold Salwar Kameez With Custom Cut-Out Applique & Phulkari (Sangeet): Nenu Sekhon | Vintage Pompei in Gold Wedge (Sangeet): Louis Vuitton | Lehenga (Anand Karaj): Sabyasachi | Custom Phulkari (Anand Karaj): Nenu Sekhon | Totem Wedge in Gold (Anand Karaj): Yves Saint Laurent | Bridal Jewelry in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Jagdish Jewellers | Groom's Custom Kalgi in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Bhola Jewelers | Palm Caftan in Silk (Luau): Elie Saab | Millionaire Sunglasses (Luau): Louis Vuitton | Woven Leather Wedge in Black (Luau): Prada | Sari in Rangoon Red (Reception): Sabyasachi | Jewelry in Kundan (Reception): Bhola Jewelers | Emerald Cut Onyx Ring (Reception): Ippolita | Pumps in Bronze (Reception): Yves Saint Laurent | Photography: Anna Kim Photography