Happy Friday, beautiful Maharanis! We are back to amaze you with a lovely and romantic story featuring Rathna & Ritesh's fusion wedding. For this installment, Rafael Serrano Photography will take us on a visual journey through all the mesmerizing details of these lovebirds' big day at the Dallas Palms. Since this wedding took place during COVID-19, it was an outdoor ceremony attended by intimate family & closest friends, making it even more special! Every guest loved the spectacular decor put together by the Dallas Palms decor team as it provided the perfect backdrop for this life-changing event. And talking about perfection, let's take a moment to admire the beautiful look of our gorgeous Maharani Rathna. Hands down, she made all the right choices when choosing her allies for her big day as the makeup and hairstyle by Anis Beauty, along with her fabulous attires from Shyamal & Bhumika, made her look drop-dead gorgeous! After the fusion wedding ceremony concluded, a fantastic reception started. All the guests danced the night away to the beats of DJ Shahid - Rose Events Entertainment, only stopping to have a bite at the delicious cake baked by The London Baker. Without any question, a sweet ending for a sweet and charming event. If you want to take a closer look at this wedding, don't miss today's full gallery. We are sure it will take your breath away!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was summer 2019 when Rathna & Ritesh’s love story first began. Just 2 single people who happened to swipe right on Dil Mil (Indian dating app). Our first date felt like it was out of a movie. We went to 4-5 different restaurants at Shops of Legacy/Legacy West where we shared various meals and desserts. Ended up walking around and making each other laugh. Weeks went into months and we connected over various methods of communication and social media. Thru this, we discovered a mutual love of sports, food, and randomness. Soon enough, Rathna & Ritesh started meeting each other’s close friends.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
As time progressed, Rathna & Ritesh enjoyed other’s company and grew fond of each other. Ritesh decided it was time for the families to meet over a Thanksgiving meal. Soon enough, Valentine’s Day approached and Ritesh popped the question and Rathna delightfully answered, “Maybe!” (Just kidding. The answer was a yes!).

As their families started talking more and more and things seemed right, COVID-19 pandemic put a kink into everyone’s lives. However, we decided that the time was right for us to officially tie the knot, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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.
Wedding planning came down to the fact that COVID-19 was very unpredictable and we wanted everyone to be safe and healthy. For those reasons, we wanted a venue that provided both outdoor and indoor options and be big and spacious even though our guest count was low. Hair and makeup wise I was already familiar with a lady that I worked with for a previous event. Outfits - I need to thank my cousin who was my stylist. I had no particulars about color schemes and really went with the flow on the outfits choosen. The venue made it a lot convenient for me by providing decor. Found my cake thru theknot.com. DJ and home decor was found thru recommendations and good ole Google.com.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My saree selections came from doing virtual shopping with my cousin in India. We had an absolute blast WhatsApp video calling and shopping together virtually while being at different parts of the world.
We didn't have a color scheme in mind rather knew what general colors looked good on me and proceeded from there. We ended up doing a lot more bonding.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was seeing my family and friends come together to help with this project. Though COVID-19 pandemic created chaos and changed our initial plans for a big wedding, it didn't deter from people coming together and bonding more so.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
How intimate the wedding was. Usually, Desi weddings are big and it's hard to mingle and get to know one another. The intimacy made the event more special.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The really special moment in my wedding that constantly replays in my mind is the moment my mother and I hugged. We both became emotional, but neither one of us had to say anything as we have this special bond. My mother has been a major rock in my life and that was plenty for me.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Be flexible and go with the flow. There is no such as "a perfect day". In the end, it's about your families and the person you are marrying.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Cake was unique as it came from the The London Baker. My closest girl friends and I bonded over cake tasting and thoroughly enjoyed the process together. Definitely a memorable event for

That is all for this week ladies. Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Dallas Palms | Floral & Decor: Dallas Palms | Hair & Makeup: Anis Beauty | Baraat/DJ/Lighting: DJ Shahid - Rose Events Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Shyamal & Bhumika | Cake & Treats: The London Baker | Cinematography: Video-Spots | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs | Haldi/Mehendi Decor: Classy Decor By Madiha | Photography: Rafael Serrano Photography