Happy Monday, sweethearts! If you were looking for a unique and unforgettable love story to get your inspiration going, you've come to the right place! Margi & Kartik's wedding celebration is a perfect demonstration that against all odds, love always wins. These lovebirds had made up their minds to get married in 2020 no matter what! Despite covid, lockdown, and change of the original wedding date, they decided to carry on with their wedding, making the necessary arrangements to make it happen. And oh boy, what a great decision it was because everything turned out to be just perfect, and it was a breath of fresh air during COVID times. The Grove was the venue of choice for Margi & Kartik to join their lives in marriage, and we loved the colorful and traditional vibes we got from every single scene of this intimate and solemn ceremony thoroughly decored by Partyland Sajawat. There was so much to admire, but everyone's, but it was our gorgeous Maharani who stole all the looks as she walked down the aisle looking like a vision of beauty thanks to the exquisite makeup and hairstyle designed by Maryam Asim Beauty. But that is not all! Mehndi by Anuja outlined a marvelous Mehndi that became the perfect complement to round up a dreamy look that we all love so much! After the ceremony, there was a vibrant reception party to celebrate the newlyweds. All the guests danced the night away at the beats of M4U Events, only stopping to have a bit at the delicious cake baked by Palermo Bakery. If you want to check more of this lovely young couple, don't miss today's marvelous gallery by Pandya Photography. We are sure you are going to love it so much!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on shaddi.com, exchanged telephone numbers and the first day we spoke on the phone. I think that's the time my husband kartik knew I was the one for him. He lived in CA and I lived in jersey. After talking on the phone and video call I decided to fly to LA to meet him because within that one month it was getting serious. And the day I landed in LA and he planned all day as a date day, that the moment I knew this was it. No guy has cared for me as much as he showed care for me. He even came to pick me up at the airport inside with a fitted hat that says "welcome Margi" and wore it all day!!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After being together for 3months, his job contract was ending so instead of extending it he terminated it and moved to jersey for us. Months had gone by and our parents had meet but he still didn't seem like he was ready to get married and nor did I bring up anything (didn't want to pressure him, I have had terrible dating life trying to get married) so I let it be and in Aug 2019 he planned a surprise get away to Poconos, he says I'm always glued to my phone so this trip will be good for us and he planned to take us to a concert since I have never been to one. I was super exicted and he told me that the concert is small but very high end so there are rules on clothing and how to look. I still have that txt from him about how he said it has to be a dress, have to wear heels, have to have hair finely done and put down and how to look good. The way he wrote the txt made me believe it I was like woow what kinda concert is this but I was like fine since he really wants to go. So went shopping bought 2 dresses 1 as back up. Finally the weekend was here, we went to Poconos on Fri, we just hung around the resort. Sat Aug 24th,2019 we hung out day time then got ready for the concert and I asked kartik to pick which dress out of the 2 and ofcourse he pick the expensive one. He said he booked a limo so we were walking to the front desk and I see a gazebo all decked up, thinking might be a wedding so before any one comes I wanted a picture so I insist kartik let's goo and take a picture since I was dressed up and so was he. And he said ok and we went I asked the lady there permission to take a picture and she played along with kartik and was like yes but hurry before th couple comes. I was like ok and I was adjusting my pose and kartik kept moving around and I was like common hurry we have to go and he dropped to his knee. OMG I was shocked because I had zero idea, he did not tell my family, friends or his family because he was afraid someone might ruin the surprise accidentally. And he proposed, everything was soo beautiful, flowers, champagne, cake, wine (but no concert). I cherish that moment everyday he nailed it on the surprise and my ring was and is everything I imagined to be I absolutely love it. And shockingly he did such an amazing job on my ring I get soo many compliments.

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 hectic due to pandemic. We had seen like 5-6 venues and picked our venue instantly as soon as we went to see it. We didn't book it right away so the date we wanted went away and therefore settled for Aug 30, 2020. Covid happened and we were in a loop for our wedding because we were in shutdown and venue was not telling us about our date or giving us option to change date to this year. So end of June we find out we have to change dates. Luckily Nov 14th, 2020 was available and we took it. Later realized its Diwali, but we wanted to get married in 2020. Therefore, we kept the date and cut down the wedding to 150ppl due to restrictions. Planning was hard because my husband loved me to death, but he cannot handle pressure, planning or working under stress. Alof of fights over dance practices, choosing guests, music, decor, everything but we worked thru it. There was a point where I was soo stressed and hurt I told him I wanted to call off the wedding and kicked him out the house. Then talked to his brother and he came over with him and sorted some things out for us and we took some time off didn't see each other for 3 days and worked things out. Outfits came from India Luckily my mom went to india Jan 2020 and got our outfits. Alot of my side of the family didn't show up (I come from a small family). It was upsetting but the day of the wedding, everything fell in place when we got married, that day I didn't care who was there or not, all I was thinking was woow I'm Married...it was a great feeling

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Dresses yes I had specific colors what I wanted. Lavender for garba, white/green for mehndi, red for wedding and grey/crystal kind for reception. My mom went to few stores but I was lucky she found 1 store got both my outfits from there.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests absolutely loved the decor, a wedding in 2020 due to pandemic there wasn't a wedding (atleast not in a venue), loved our outfits, the music, food and they really enjoyed it

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The ceremony, sitting there marrying the guy of my dreams and that I was getting married finally, after attending soo many weddings, being a bridesmaid soo many times it was my turn.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the day of your wedding, do not stress and its okay if somethings are not going your way.

What a great way to start this week! Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

Baraat: M4U Events | DJ: M4U Events | Sangeet Venue: Deewan Banquet | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Grove | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Hair & Makeup: Maryam Asim Beauty | Catering: The Grove | Cake & Treats: Palermo Bakery | Cinematography: Pandya Photography | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Maryam Asim Beauty | Mehndi Artist: Mehndi by Anuja | Photography: Pandya Photography