Hello, sweeties! We missed you so much during the weekend and were dying to share a lovely new story. What better way to start this new week than looking at a charming fusion wedding? If you've been following us for quite a while, you already know that Indian fusion weddings have something special that makes our hearts smile; Sonam & Sumit's wedding affair is no exception! Get ready to have a good time because today's featured wedding packs everything we love and much more! We're starting this journey by joining this sweet couple at The Palace at Somerset Park. To make Sonam & Sumit's dream wedding come to life, NP Events LLC planned every detail of this long-awaited wedding, including vendors, within two months. It was a miracle! They provided luxury event coordination and planning services! The on-point decor by Mandaps by Dhoom created a soothing environment. Both Sonam & Sumit looked ravishing together. Still, it was our beautiful Maharani who stole the show! She said, "I do," looking like a goddess after being glamorized by Maliha Khan Makeup and Make Me Up by Jessica. We cannot stress how much we love every bit of her elegant and glamorous outfits designed by fashion gurus Sequinze and Meghna Jain Modish. She looked both captivating and inspiring! After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate this life milestone with a spectacular reception party that ended the wedding festivities. We also love the exquisite jewelry that Sequinze selected for Sonam since this praised her while giving her a perfect touch of elegance and style. For more amazing shots of this enchanting wedding celebration, don't miss the photos captured by the expert job of Dk PhotoFilms. We've compiled them in today's gallery. Enjoy!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through a mutual friend around 4-5 years ago, very coincidentally.
I have always told my friends from before college that I only see myself with a Punjabi husband in the future just for laughs; however, who knew this would manifest into reality?
I knew he was the one the day we went on our first date. The interaction was not uncomfortable. We instantly became friends and had so many things in common. I am so happy to have met the love of my life!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I wanted a small proposal, but living together made it hard for him to hide the planning and details from me. I did find out he was proposing around June 2021. It was a beautiful proposal but a very hot summer day in Longwood Gardens, PA. Our whole family came for the surprise, and the funniest part was him forgetting his lines during the actual ring part- it was hilarious.
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.
The planning started initially for a destination wedding, hoping for close family and friends to attend. However, once creating our guest counts, we realized many of them would not be able to attend.
I reached out to NP Events, LLC, and Ankit Oza was there for me from the absolute beginning. He planned my entire wedding, including vendors, within two months. It was a miracle!! He made sure we had the best vendors and venue for our dream day.
Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom - our family members have used their services before; therefore, it was a very easygoing process to pick and choose for all the events (we had quite a few events, and they made this happen for us, including two Mandaps for two back to back ceremonies)
DJ: hands down, Platinum Roadshow made each event an absolute blast. For the reception, we had DJ Amit, who knew our vibes - we are from Jersey and grew up with the Jersey shore-type music, and Amit definitely turned our reception into our exact vision. We even had a dancing LED robot!
Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park was perfect- they had multiple ballrooms and outdoor areas where we were able to have different events
Hair/Makeup: Maliha Khan Makeup was my personal bridal hair and makeup. There are no words for how she made me look and feel about my events. Absolute princess! We used Payal Jessica Shah for the bridal party and family members, and they did an amazing job getting everyone ready on time for the big day.
Bridal Henna: Henna by Pallavi, professional and very good at her talent. I was concerned with my forearm tattoos which she did amazing with covering and blending in with the rest of the designs.
Signs: we used @girlthatmakessigns (Niti Patel) from Instagram. I went to her last minute to create various songs for the events, which she did complete within a 1-week time frame and had them at my doorstep with the best pricing. Highly recommend.
Catering: Moghul Catering and Rasoi I Restaurant in NJ are the best for catering and listening to your wants and needs. We had the best food items, and all of our guests enjoyed each event.
Overall we loved each and every vendor who went above and beyond for our wedding weekend. Wedding planning itself was very stressful. However, it is all worth it in the end. I also wanted to mention our families and cousins who worked very hard to make our weekend special.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Bridal lehenga(s) shopping was probably the easiest part of the whole process! We went to India for all the bridal shopping in Baroda, Gujarat- Sequinz. I was there from about 10 am-6 pm and chose each lehenga for each event.
I had two ceremonies, Sikh & Hindu; therefore, I had the luxury of wearing TWO whole bridal lehengas! I chose white and pastels for the Sikh and a traditional heavy red lehenga for the Hindu ceremony. The bridesmaids all wore white with pink jewelry to keep it neutral for pictures.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the wedding planning was wedding shopping! I took a trip to India and was glad I did so, as I was able to find more choices for my vision.
We also enjoyed food tasting and planning the morning wedding ceremonies, as well as learning about the two different cultures and traditions.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests absolutely loved the catering; we received many compliments on the food, which was perfect at each event since there were 5. It was here to choose so many different items and not repeat, but we made this happen!
Our guests also enjoyed experiencing the different Sikh and Hindu traditions as they were able to learn about each one.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My special moment was walking down the aisle and seeing my dream wedding come alive. It was absolutely magical walking in with my two mamas and mamis. My husband's grandfather, who is a very special person to my in-laws, was initially not going to attend, the family surprised us, and seeing that smile on my husband and mother-in-law made this weekend even more special.
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Mehndi: we hired The Sangeet Lady (Navdeep Tucker) to come and sing at this event as it was more informal. My main goal was to get out two families acquainted, and Navdeep did a great job by singing traditional wedding Boliyan and inviting both families together for a night of singing and dancing.
Haldi: We had a combined haldi event, and it was a blast! Our friends and families decided to spray us down with water guns in the 40-degree weather, but we made it through!
Sangeet: We combined our cultures by having garba/raas for the initial hour, then did dance performances and followed by the traditional Jaggo event. Let’s just say by the end of the night; there was a lot of money on that dancefloor.
My best friends Suhail and Ana from high school did a special dance for us and surprised us by including his beautiful kids Anayah and Alayna in the dances we grew up doing. We also had ice gola come, and everyone enjoyed the traditional street flavors.
Reception: no words for this day! We had a dancing robot, huge LED screen TV, 360 videos, and 321 nitrogen ice cream. The reception vibes were amazing.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
For brides-to-be: the wedding planning process is very stressful, especially if you are doing it alone. I highly recommend a planner for support and trying to be calm throughout the process (which is hard).
Everyone will have opinions but remember this is your big day, and it has to be how you and your significant other want it. Enjoy the process because, ultimately, it goes by very fast, and so will the wedding weekend.
I highly recommend taking ALL the pictures you are able to throughout your events. These memories are something you will want to cherish forever.
Maharanis, I hope this wedding will inspire you to jump aboard the wedding train. Have a great day!
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