Prepare yourselves, my darlings, to enjoy Dhara & Duby's wedding at The Dallas Oasis. Thanks to RaoFactor, every corner was a mesmerizing tableau of vibrant blooms, cascading drapes, and flickering candlelight. Thomas & James Co. handled the impeccable planning and coordination, creating a dreamlike ambiance. Dhara looked resplendent in her bridal lengha from Panache by Sharmeen, and she was the epitome of elegance with her hair and makeup by Beauty by JLis. And let's not forget the stunning mehndi adorning her hands, courtesy of the talented Sheetal Henna DesignsHighness Collection Jewelry added the perfect finishing touch to Dhara's bridal look with exquisite pieces that shimmered and sparkled with every turn. Our dashing groom, Duby, was no less in his tailored tuxedo from Indochino & The Black TuxDJ Jazz Entertainment took the stage when the sun went down, igniting the dance floor with an electrifying mix of Bollywood beats and international hits. Igport Limos ensured the couple and their loved ones traveled in style. From the moment they stepped into the luxurious limousine, they were treated like royalty, whisked away to their various wedding events with elegance and grace. JV Photo & Film preserved the memories of this unforgettable day, capturing every precious moment. Enjoy the incredible gallery we prepared

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How did you meet your Groom, and when did you know he was "the one"?
Funny story, I met Duby while prank-calling him with a mutual friend of ours in the summer of 2012. Then later that summer, I unexpectedly saw him in person singing on stage in an acapella competition. I didn't talk to him until a mutual friend's birthday dinner months later when I took the courageous step to talk to THE Duby Mathew. I introduced myself as the girl from the prank call, and he teased me about it.

From then on, we shared funny moments and meaningful conversations for years to come, always building our friendship. Little did Duby know that even in these years, I had a small crush on him and secretly wanted him to ask me to prom! Even though that didn't happen, and we went our separate ways for college, we held onto a constant friendship.

Going into our senior year of college, I finally mentioned my feelings for him. Duby felt the same way, too, and he asked me to be his girlfriend on August 14, 2017. Since then, we've shared milestones with each other: college graduation, first jobs, and traveling the world. Together we experienced both the toughest and most exciting times, ultimately leading us to the day Duby proposed on November 13, 2021. Following that day, our families have grown closer than ever. There's no way we would have made it this far without God and the friends closest to us. We are so excited for you to join us for our wedding this September.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Duby proposed to me by using my cousin as a decoy as he prepared this beautiful gazebo with hanging lights and photos of us through the years. There were rose petals on the ground leading up to the gazebo, where he asked me to be his fiancé! It was a very much kuch kuch hota hai moment! Our favorite Hindi movie and perfectly describes our relationship!

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.
Duby and I used Excel spreadsheets and created templates to keep track of our timelines and vendors. My hair and makeup artist for both my mehndi and wedding/reception made me feel like the perfect bride. My decor vendor was the best. She was so easy to talk to and really thought my vision to life! The Dallas Oasis venue made our wedding seem like a destination wedding with its gorgeous indoor ballroom and beautiful outdoor landscape, all near Dallas so all our friends and family could celebrate with us. I cannot forget about our photographer and videographer, they captured all the beautiful moments that I get look back on now. All of our vendors were truly great! They made themselves available and went above and beyond for our day. Of course, there are always hiccups on the big day, but nothing our wedding coordinators couldn’t handle!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Both lenghas had every detail I had envisioned. My mehndi lengha had these paisley designs that really reminded me of mehndi in itself. I love the color yellow on my skin, and Alma’s Tejani really helped me find the perfect lengha for that night. Panache by Sharmeen was a huge help in securing my Seema Gujral white lengha. It was the exact color and beading I wanted to be decked out for my big day!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would say the decor meetings I had with Priyanka from RaoFactor and my fittings with Panache by Sharmeen. RaoFactor really understood my vision, we went through sketches, couch colors, and flower selections. Panache by Sharmeen really made me feel like a bride each time I came from my fitting.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the stage backdrop RaoFactor made. They said it was unique and nothing they had seen in past weddings that year. They also loved our DJ, Sonny from DJ Jazz, the music was always popping on the dance floor!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It would have to be me our first look. It was a special private moment we got to share before the ceremony and take some amazing photos.

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.
My dance was so special, my maid of honors came up with it, and they worked so hard to bring it together. My jewelry was from Highness Collection, and they were great to work with. My necklace, earrings, tikka, all of them were picked out by my mom, which made it even more special to wear the day of. The style I was going for moody jewel tones in fall weather, and my decor and photographer really nailed it there with the colors!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Wedding planning is stressful, but try to have some fun with it too. Picking vendors is hard when they are so many, and price can be a big determinator, but what I realized in this process you’re also paying for quality and convenience too. Most importantly, if both you and your fiancé are planning the wedding, take some time out to go on dates and not talk about wedding stuff at all!

Alright, Maharanis, I hope you enjoyed this story. Keep coming back for more romances and tips!

Transportation: Igport Limos | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Dallas Oasis | Floral & Decor: RaoFactor | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by JLis | Bridesmaids' Hair & Makeup: Arlie Sam | Bridesmaids' Hair & Makeup: Jenny Koshy | Catering: Our Place | DJ: DJ Jazz Entertainment | Dhol: Jason Gill | Bridal Jewelry: Highness Collection Jewelry | Ceremony Audio: Fredy Monis George | Event Coordinator: Thomas & James Co. | Bridal Lengha: Panache by Sharmeen | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal Henna Designs | Photo Booth: Sleek Image | Waitstaff: Event Staffing Team | Tuxedos: Indochino | Tuxedos: The Black Tux | Photography & Cinematography: JV Photo & Film