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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband in 2011, the end of my Freshman year of college. Though I don't remember this (which he will never let me live down), we officially met the beginning of our sophomore year. He asked me to a formal we were having at college and the rest was history! He's someone that I instantly connected with, we are both very outgoing people who always can have a good time together. He balanced me out and opened me up to trying new things.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
This day is great - I was told we were celebrating a friends birthday in the city so we were all going to dress up for pictures. I was having a not so good day and kept asking my husband if we could just not go (which I'm sure made this day so much easier for him haha). We end up going to our friends rooftop on her apartment building which had a beautiful view of the NYC skyline. I remember walking onto the roof and seeing all of our closest friends holding up laterns that spelled out " Will You Marry Me" and instantly I was in shock and stood frozen. He completely caught me off guard! It was a beautiful memory we got to share with our closest friends and something I will cherish forever.

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.
Planning the wedding was made so much smoother thanks to the vendors we selected. Our wedding planners, KM Events honestly made the entire thing SO much easier. Kavita answered my 100 questions and I clicked with her so well, it felt like a friend was guiding me through the whole process making it so easy to trust her & her judgement. We loved our DJ company - DNS Solutions. My husband was friends with Harsh Tevar so we instantly felt like family with them and they made the lighting and music flow throughout the events so well. I was insanely lucky when it came to hair & make up because my husband's cousin is Payal Patel. Ever since my wedding, all of my best friends have used her for their own - her work the day of your event goes well beyond just hair & make up - she makes you feel so relaxed and calm during your time with her and of course, she transforms you into a completely beautiful person with her talents. These 3 vendors I would have to say, made our entire wedding weekend so much more special.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Funny enough, I had always thought I would not go with a traditional red & gold lengha for my wedding so when I went shopping for outfits with my mom, I tried on every combination except that. I had settled on an outfit and being the indecisive person that I am, I thought "hey, just try a red & gold one on so you know you have no regrets". Immediately as I tried one on, I was shocked at how right it felt and how I felt so much like a bride.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Guests to this day still rave about the food & entertainment at our wedding. Moghul catering has such a wonderful selection of good with such a variety of items that are the most delicious. We tried to pick a good variety of normal food items and really new items and it was a hit! The entertainment at our reception had the entire dance floor filled from the start to the end! It truly was a wonderful time.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It is so easy to get caught up in the little details leading up the wedding. I promise, when the weekend of your wedding rolls around, none of those things matter. Let go and live in the moment - you will never remember the little things. Take in every second because it flies by!


Photography: House of Talent Studio | Cinematography: House of Talent Studio | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | Venues: Hyatt Regency Princeton | Planning & Design: KM Events Management | Hair & Makeup: Payal MUA | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: D&S Event Solutions | Cake & Treats: Cramer Bakery | Photo Booth: This Is It Entertainment | Rentals: Alan Chair Rentals