Are you ready for a new story, Maharanis? We bet you are! So wait no more and get ready to enjoy Trusha & Dipen's lovely wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog. 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"?
I met Dipen when I was 15 years old at a garba during Navarati! 2 months later we found each other on Facebook and I somehow got the guts to write on “his wall.” Since I was not allowed to hangout with boys we went on a group date date with 2 other couples. That night dipen told me he really liked me and asked me if I would be his girlfriend. I swiftly said yes! We dated for 3 years and then separated for 3.5 years. During our time apart we always wanted to get back together but the timing just wasn’t right. After I graduated college and moved back home, we found our way back to each other.

Dipen planned a surprise proposal at a rooftop in NYC. He told me we were going to brunch and spending the day in the city which was pretty casual day. My parents and brother also had their day planned so a proposal was the last thing on my mind. After walking around central park he asked me if I wanted to stop by and see his cousins apartment. After arriving his cousin gave us a tour of his building and led us to the rooftop. The rooftop was decorated with gigantic balloons that said "marry me?" There was bunch of pictures and scrapbooks. Afterwards our immediate family was there to congratulate us. A photographer was there and we took pictures. But that wasn’t the end! He led me to another part of the rooftop which was a huge surprise - A party with all off our close friends and family.

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.
Our wedding was a challenge to plan to say the least. We were set to get married July 5, 2020 however due to the pandemic we had to change our plans multiple times. Our original wedding had a 350 people guest list. We changed our plans multiple times- from cancelling it all together, to having a small wedding in our backyard, to just getting legally married. We ended up having our wedding at our original venue with 80 of our close family and friends. It was a dream come true! Our experiences with each our vendors were amazing. Despite being in unprecedented times they were all willing to accommodate with us.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew I wanted to wear a traditional red lengha for my wedding ceremony. I knew it would be difficult for me to go to India due to my work schedule. The process was extensive. I probably looked at bridal lenghas at almost every Indian clothing store in Long Island and New Jersey. I ended up finding the lengha that I liked at Mall at Oak Tree in NJ but due to the pandemic it was not getting delivered in time. Thus, I chose an alternative lengha 1 week prior to my wedding!! My lengha was not ready until probably 4-5 days before the wedding, talk about last minute! However, I absolutely love the lengha I ended up with more than my original choice

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the most enjoyable part of the process is probably venue shopping. Its the very beginning of the process which makes it more exciting. I also think working through the process with your significant other can be difficult but you learn to have patience and respect each other at a deeper level.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I think the biggest thing is to take one step at a time or one vendor at a time lol. It can get very overwhelming and feel like things are not going YOUR way. But remember that it could just be meant to go that way for a reason. Everything will work out in the end.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I love my bridesmaid oufits- they were pink, floral print, light and flowy for a summer wedding.

Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Cinematography: House of Talent Studio | Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | Planning & Design: Karma Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | DJ: Soundrific DJs