Lovely Maharanis, let's transport ourselves to the magical wedding of Kimberly & Manuj, a celebration filled with love, culture, and breathtaking details. Kristen Booth Photography captured every precious moment, while Killer Creations Photography and Cinematography beautifully filmed the festivities. Their artistic approach to cinematography produced a stunningly cinematic video that told the couple's love story in a captivating way. They captured every moment, from the joyous smiles during the Baraat to the romantic first dance as husband and wife. The team's attention to detail and creativity ensured that every shot was beautifully crafted, creating memories that would last a lifetime. The ceremony occurred at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, where the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony. With Love Events, LLC created an exquisite ambiance, complemented by the stunning floral decor by Bellisario Florist. Kimberly looked radiant in her gorgeous pink lehenga from Prathaa Design StudioIt was the princess lehenga of her dreams. Her hair and makeup by Simona Vigh and Jahura Hobby were impeccable. Radhe Henna created a mehndi design that incorporated the "Kiss the Girl" scene from "The Little Mermaid," their two cats, and the Disney castle. Incredible! The Henry Ford Museum was the perfect reception venue, where the newlyweds danced the night away to the beats of Naveen Sharma while Saffron provided mouth-watering catering. The Origami Fox designed the couple's invitations and wedding stationery, adding a personal touch to every detail. From the heartfelt speeches to the lively dances, every moment was unforgettable. Kimberly & Manuj's love story is a testament to the beauty of finding your soulmate. As we look through the full gallery of their wedding, we cannot help but feel the love and warmth emanating from this special day. Check out and enjoy this breathtaking wedding. You will love it! 

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I'm a huge Disney fan, and my favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. Manuj had my mom trick me into thinking we were going to Disney World for a family friend's birthday party. She even had a friend call me to tell me that everyone was dressing up as a different Disney character and that I had to dress up like Ariel since they knew she was my favorite character. When we got to Disney, they told us they would meet us at the front of the ride. When we got there, Manuj pulled up on the seashells with his parents behind him and his sister in front. I started crying the moment the ride took off, and he proposed during the "Kiss the Girl" scene since that was my favorite part of the movie. He later told me he had decided he was going to propose in that exact spot when we went on vacation there for the first time in 2018.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I shopped for wedding outfits in three main locations: California, India, and online.
My mehndi lehenga was from my friend Rhea's company, Khattoi. They are a sustainable Indian retailer and worked with me to create a fully custom Rapunzel lehenga. I have a reel on my Instagram page outlining the full process of working with them:

My wedding lehenga was from a retailer based in California called Prathaa Design Studio. I knew I wanted a pink lehenga, and the one I wore for my wedding was truly the princess lehenga of my dreams. The lehenga was based on a Manish Malhotra design; however, I gave my vendor space to get creative with the style. There were aspects of my outfits I knew that I wanted, but for the detailing and overall design, I let my vendors show me different options they had available. This lets us work together to create a final product that was even more beautiful than I could've imagined.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My biggest tip when wedding shopping is to try and go in with a clear idea of what you want for each event. Make a Pinterest board for each event ahead of time and put in the work to put together a vision board of the colors/styles/designs/embroidery you're looking for. There are so ways you can customize your outfit. It can make shopping overwhelming. Coming in with a rough idea of what I wanted the lehengas to look like helped my vendors have a strong base model that they could work off.
When planning your wedding events, make sure you have a planner that you trust. It helps to have the planner coordinate your schedule with each of your vendors to make sure they're all aware of the schedule of the day. My photographer made sure to tell me if our timeline was unrealistic for the number of photos we wanted, which really helped us move events around to allot enough time for each shot we wanted to get.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
To kick off my Disney-themed wedding, I started off with a Rapunzel-themed mehndi. My fiance proposed at Disney World on the Little Mermaid ride, so I came up with the idea for each event to represent a different Disney princess. I worked with an event planner who was able to decorate my tent with lanterns and centerpieces that reflected the movie. For my outfit, I had a purple floral lehenga custom-made by my friend's company, Khattoi. For my actual mehndi, my mehndi artist, Radhe Henna, helped create a mehndi design that incorporated the Kiss the Girl scene from The Little Mermaid, our two cats, and the Disney castle.

Wedding Day:
Catholic Ceremony:
We started off the day with the Catholic Ceremony in the morning. Our ceremony was at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit, MI. It is one of the oldest churches in Michigan and was the perfect location for my ceremony since the altar was pink, white, and blue, which were my wedding colors. The ceremony was a traditional Catholic ceremony; however, we made sure to incorporate certain traditions, like the lighting of the unity candle, to show that our two cultures and families were coming together. I wore a traditional white dress with a very long train, and my bridesmaids wore candy pink dresses. My husband wore a French blue tuxedo, and his groomsmen wore matching French blue suits with candy pink ties and pocket squares.

Hindu Ceremony:
After the Catholic Ceremony, all of us changed into our Hindu ceremony outfits. While my bridesmaids and I changed and took pictures, my husband's family started the Baraat. The Baraat occurred on the Detroit River, and since my suite was facing the river, I could see and hear them from my floor. My husband came in on a horse in typical fairytale fashion. I made a floral chaadar for my family, friends, and cousins to hold over my head when I entered to Kabhi Khushie Khabhi Gham from Bridgerton. Our mandap was made up of white and pink flowers with flower spirals on the pillars. I wore a candy pink lehenga with white detailing and silver and dark green accessories, and my husband wore a pink and white sherwani. My bridesmaids and the groomsmen contrasted us with blue lehengas. Our family also wore blue so that only my husband and I were the only two in pink.

My vision for the reception was to make our guests feel like they entered a Cinderella-esque ball when they walked in. I worked with Mandell Display to create a lifesize storybook that had a story of Manuj's and my love story for guests to read. Once they entered the hall, they would see a sea of tables with light blue tablecloths and pink and white flowers. We opted for all-clear chairs, vases, and crystals so that all the centerpieces looked like glass. All our plates were also white and pink to contrast with our tablecloths with pink napkins that my florist organized in the shape of a rose. When my husband and I came in, I was initially in my Catholic ceremony dress; however, I changed into a sparkly Bronx and Banco midi dress for our first dance. Our wedding cake was made in the shape of a castle by a local bakery, Sweet Heather Anne. We also customized our signature drinks, with my drink being called the Princess Pumpkin and my husband's drink is called the Sir Shadow in honor of our cats. Once dinner was over, our families both put on performances for everyone, with the kids in my family doing traditional Portuguese dance and my husband's family doing Bollywood choreography.

Do not forget to come back soon to enjoy more love stories and tips. See you tomorrow, ladies!

Cinematography: Killer Creations Photography and Cinematography | Sangeet Venue: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center | Ceremony Venue: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center | Reception Venue: Henry Ford Museum | Planning & Design: With Love Events LLC | Floral & Decor: Bellisario Florist | Hair & Makeup: Simona Vigh & Jahura Hobby | Catering: Saffron | DJ: Naveen Sharma | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Smiley Singh | Bridal Fashions: Prathaa Design Studio & L'Amour Bridal | Cake & Treats: Sweet Heather Anne | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Ekta Kansara | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Origami Fox | Lighting: Naveen Sharma | Mehndi Artist: Radhe Henna | Photo Booth: Naveen Sharma | Transportation: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours & Rockstarz Limousine | Tuxedos: My Suit Club | Mehndi Lehenga: Khattoi | Mehndi Planner: Imadination | Mehndi Decorator: Mklrworld | Rehearsal Dinner Photographer: Jessica Haj | Mehndi Dessert: Sweet Treat Events | Mehndi Dessert: Memo's Macarons | Photographer: Kristen Booth Photography