Hello, Maharanis! Get ready to unveil Anjali & Chris's fusion wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Christy (Chris) and I met on dil mil. I am a Director of Nursing and he is NYPD, He definiteIy made my heart skip and a beat and I cuffed his heart. I was never a person found of matrimonial sites I grew up thinking I would find the love of my life in some Bollywood type of way. However God had his own plans. Our first date, he flew down for he is from NY and I am from Dallas, Our first date started out going to church together it was then I knew he was the one, for he said to me " I want to pray to god for bringing you into my life and I want to pray that he makes my dreams a reality by making you mine forever". Our love and foundation was built on our faith.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Throughout our relationship of being together for a year we saw each other every month except for December 2019 and January 2020 due to both our work schedules, I had asked him if at least for Valentines day we could be together he kept telling me he couldn't get off and we would try for March. Little did I know he was planning to propose with the help of my brother Tony. My brother convinced me that he had a work dinner to go to at the Dallas Reunion Tower Restaurant and asked if I could go with him, We got dressed since he said semi formal, and as I walked out of the elevator i was greeted by a trail of candles and rose petals with Christy waiting for me and I burst into tears and ran into his arms after he embraced me he got down on one knee and proposed, When I turned around my whole family was there to celebrate the most magical day ever. Chris and my brother decorated the area with roses, candles, and pictures of us over the year framed. Beyond blessed.

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 always dreamt of my wedding being a huge elaborate celebration, but due to COVID plans had to be completely changed and downsized. Our first meeting with our wedding planners Dallas1Events, I was very emotional and disheartened but our wedding planners and parents were such positive spirits and their outlook was it doesn't matter the size everything I dreamt of they wanted to make come true. Our Venue was at our St. Thomas Church Hall, Hair and Makeup I chose the wonderful Jtorry, My outfits as I always dreamed were made by Ruby Bhandari of Silk Threads. Our Décor theme was peacocks and my favorite colors of royal blue, diamonds, and crystals. Two days before our wedding we had a mylanchi/mehndi night as well as chandam charth for my husband it was combined shared with our most initmate friends and family. Our décor theme came to life with the wonderful Ensign décor team.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My wedding dress was elegant and classic which I found at mockingbird bridal which was a very special moment for I went with my mom and dad who always made me feel like a princess so it was only fitting to have them by my side to pick my wedding dress. Besides who else would be brutally honest! My Bridal lengha was modern and in my favorite royal blue color. I had told Ruby to make me look faboulous and that she did she made me feel like a Bollywood Barbie!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was the finite details such as the cake design of two peacocks kissing, to the chariot for my mylanchi entrance carried in by my brother and cousin brothers, as well as the rolls Royce exit. These details embodied the elegance and extravagance we wanted to portray.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests enjoyed the décor, the rolls Royce exit, and the music accompanied by dancing on a cloud by the wonderful Dj Riz Entertainment and Dj Freddy Mac who truly made our first dance as well as my father daughter dance absolutely magical.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment that replays in my mind was at the church when we were announced as Mr. and Mrs. George and seeing the smile and tears of joy from our friends and family was truly heart warming and special.

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.
Our special moments were captured beautifully for years to come by the wonderful Starline Studios Photography, and videography by united media live. We had special group dance by Team Ground Zero,
Flowers and Decor were wonderfully created by Ensign Décor. Wedding Planners Dallas1Events who we would recommend time and time again for they alleviated many stresses and took care of everything. They truly catered to our needs, wants, and dreams.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom for Brides to be is no matter the obstacles, downfalls, make your dreams come true in any manner possible. As long as you have your soul mate to hold your hand and tell you everything will work itself out its you against the world. When you feel nervous or anxious always pray and god will find a way. Remember his plans are always on time and always right.

DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Transportation: The Classic | DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: JTorry Makeup & Hair Artistry | Ceremony Venue: St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church | Planning & Design: Dallas One Event Planners LLC | Floral & Decor: Ensign Décor | Catering: Blue Mesa Dallas | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Team Ground Zero | Bridal Fashions: Ruby Bhandari | Bridal Jewelry: Ruby Bhandari | Cake & Treats: Dallas One Event Planners LLC | Cinematography: United Media Live | Draping/Styling: Beauty by Jlis | Mehndi Artist: Sonal Henna | Photography: Starline Studios