Good morning Maharanis, Monday is here and brought a new lovely story that I am excited to share with you! Meharsi & Logan are the protagonists. My dears, I promise this cornucopia of great emotions, delicious treats, as well as, incredible pictures will make your heart melt. The event took place at the elegant Hilton Columbus at Easton, a place that hosted this couple's beloved family and friends. They were dazzled by the very well-executed planning by B3 Event Management. They know how to make a magical event a reality! This team also embellished the room with beautiful flowers and spectacular lighting that made the room look brighter and full of love! Elevated Vibez played the greatest hits and provided a photo booth to make everyone dance all night long and capture fun pictures to remember Meharsi & Logan's big wedding day. How awesome was that? I know everyone had a fantastic time! Maharanis, let's take the time to mention how gorgeous our bride looked! The highly experienced Nadia Hira designed stunning hair and makeup and dressed our enchanting Meharsi. She took everyone's breath away, but most importantly, Logan couldn't stop staring at her! I adore these lovebirds! I also want to tell you about the delicate Mehndi art Henna By Sangeeta designed. She is a self-taught artist that uses homemade natural henna. Big kudos to Sangeeta! My dears, Wandering Woo Photography, excelled at taking the most incredible pictures of this wedding! And the best part is that we've compiled the best shots in today's jaw-dropping gallery! You are just one click away from getting inspired by Meharsi & Logan's love! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Logan and I are medical school sweethearts! We crossed paths during the second year of school. All of a sudden, I was hoping to run into him every day. We were very close friends and helped each other tremendously through the intense stress of school and being far away from our families. I knew he was "the one" pretty quickly. He is my first and only love.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Our proposal was an actual dream! Early morning May 18, 2019, Logan woke me up and told me that we had to get ready for a photoshoot. I was told his family was coming in for his sister's graduation and they wanted sunrise pictures. The next thing I knew, we pulled up to a parking lot with a hot air balloon and airplane in the distance. The morning was chilly with crisp air and a beautiful thick fog--it truly looked like a fairytale. I realized what was happening and I froze. Logan got down on one knee and proposed to me! We took a ride in the hot air balloon and I was literally on cloud 9! That evening, we were picked up in a car and I unknowingly walked into a lively venue filled to the brim with my family and all of my closest friends! It was a complete surprise- I immediately started crying! Logan really pulled off a proposal of a lifetime.

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 planning process was fun, stressful, and complicated! Planning our 4 day event during Covid-19 was quite the challenge. There were many virtual calls and so many things we were just not sure of. Thankfully, we had a wonderful team along the way.

-Our event venues included The Boathouse and Hilton Columbus at Easton. They worked with us regarding safety measures and the ever changing rules in the event industry. Such gorgeous venues!
-Our decorator and event planners, B3 Management were absolutely amazing. I met with them so many times! They constantly worked on keeping things organized and helped design our wedding events one step at a time.
-Paul Woo of Wandering Woo was our photographer and videographer. He was incredibly fun to work with and the pictures are timeless and gorgeous! I can't wait to show our grandkids these photos one day.
-My hair and makeup was done by Nadia Hira and I truly cannot say enough good things about her. She was so kind, helpful, patient, and did a gorgeous job on all the looks! She stayed with me all night and was a real MVP!
-Sangeeta was my mehndi artist and she was unbelievable! So sweet and her work was flawless.
-Our DJ, Elevated Vibez really brought the energy to the party! DJ Vik was so wonderful to work with and he understood what Logan and I were saying with a simple nod of the head from the dance floor! 
-Saffron Patch was our caterer and everything was delicious!! They were so receptive to our ideas and truly delivered. Everyone raved about their paneer sandwich pakoras during the ceremony intermission!
-My cake was baked by a local baker named Megan! She was amazing! I tried multiple samples, and let me tell you, it was not easy to pick! My favorite was our top layer, red velvet cake with cream cheese filling!
-We had Baci Booths for our reception photo booth! Gisselle was a sweetheart and her props were so funny!

Overall, we had the BEST team and they were integral in the success of our events!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My wedding took place during the pandemic, so we had to get creative! I was not able to go to India with my family like we had planned. During the holidays last year, my sisters, Mom, and I were on Zoom calls every night at 2:00 AM to accommodate the time zone difference. I knew I wanted to wear blue for my sangeet and a light pink for one of my ceremony lenghas, but it was so difficult to choose! Then, the next few months were filled with fitting and design calls. We definitely held our breath till the moment the garments were in my hand, because you just never know when you order garments such as lenghas remotely! They actually came out beautiful, and I found a great local tailor to make them absolutely perfect with last minute adjustments. I was so happy with how all of my lenghas turned out, and I was so proud that we did the whole process virtually!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests and family loved our decor! When designing our wedding events, I wanted a theme to tie the weekend together. I loved the idea of nature and elements. I decided on Earth for Sangeet, Water for our Ceremonies, and Fire for our Reception. All of the events were breathtaking! For the Sangeet, we had the lush look of a magical forest with beautiful overarching trees, palm fronds and bamboo table decor. Our wedding ceremonies were my favorite. We decided on a water theme and the final product was everything I could have ever imagined. We had a towering mandap full of hanging flowers, a reflective mirror raised aisle, and two pools filled with water and rose petals. Lastly, our reception was the showstopper! With hundreds of candles lighting up the room, it felt like a different world. We had three over the top flower walls on our stage, arches full of flowers on our estate tables, and gorgeous and classy candelabras throughout the ballroom. Designing and decorating everything from day one with B3 Events, we were thrilled to see our vision come to life.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were three very special moments for me during our wedding weekend. The first one was the first look.  I will always remember tapping Logan on his shoulder, him turning around, and both of us getting teary eyed instantly. In that moment, it all became so real. After becoming such close friends, dating for seven years, and having a long distance relationship (multiple times)--we finally made it. Plus, he looked so handsome!! Second, was my dance for Logan at the Sangeet. This was so fun for me! I worked with a local choreographer and would practice with her after coming home from shifts at the hospital. It was a labor of love! I felt so alive while dancing for him and will always remember his huge smile during that performance.  Third and most dear to my heart, was my Dad marrying us during the Sikh Ceremony. I felt so blessed in that moment, it was hard to contain my emotion. I will cherish that feeling for the rest of my life.

That is all for today, my dears! Come back tomorrow and find out a new love story!

Venue: Hilton Columbus at Easton | Planning & Design: B3 Event Management | Floral & Decor: B3 Event Management | Hair & Makeup: Nadia Hira | Catering: Saffron Patch | DJ: Elevated Vibez | Baraat: Elevated Vibez | Baraat: Willow Wind | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Nadia Hira | Event Designer: B3 Event Management | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: B3 Event Management | Lighting: B3 Event Management | Lighting: Elevated Vibez | Mehndi Artist: Henna By Sangeeta | Photo Booth: Elevated Vibez | Photography: Wandering Woo Photography