Suhani & Devang's wedding at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa was a breathtaking fusion of love and cultural heritage, meticulously planned by Truelegance LLCInner Space Design & Events transformed the venue into a romantic haven with its exquisite floral decor and rentals, setting the stage for unforgettable moments. Suhani, radiant in her beauty thanks to La Beige Beauty, and the sumptuous flavors from Om Bistro left guests in awe while DJ Mistry filled the air with melodies that danced around Frost Gelato's delectable cake & treats. Amidst this splendid setting, the talented Santiago Almada Photography captured the essence of the day; with his unparalleled skill, he captured precious moments, one frame at a time. His commitment is to provide quality work that their clients love. Each photograph testified to the joy and unity of Suhani & Devang's special day, ensuring that every smile, tear, and tender glance was immortalized. Serendipity Cinema's cinematography made their wedding an event and a timeless tale of love. You'll love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in college, and we grew to become the best of friends. I went to college far from home, so it was always comforting to have someone who cared about me and was there for me during that time. Over the years of knowing each other, we got to know everything about one another- what made us happy or sad, what we liked to do in our free time, what our aspirations were, and more. As time went on, we became inseparable, even as we eventually did a residency in different parts of the country. No matter the distance, we remained the best of friends, which naturally and beautifully came to be a relationship that was based on a deep understanding of one another.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We got engaged on a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. Chicago was our favorite city- it's where I did residency, Devang's hometown and also the backdrop to our fondest memories. At the time, we both were living in different cities, so Devang had casually planned a summer trip to the city for us. I went in, not knowing of the proposal, but I did have a feeling this was going to be a special trip. Devang had been planning for months. He had contacted all of our close friends, sneakily flew in my family, and planned a rooftop party to celebrate our engagement. On the evening of our engagement, Devang told me we were going to dinner at an upscale restaurant and asked me to dress nicely. I went to the lobby of my hotel and was met by a black car, driver, and Devang waiting inside. He took us in the car to the city, Devang led me up to a rooftop, and proposed overlooking the city and the lake. Just when I thought it was over, he led me to an indoor area where our friends and families were waiting to greet us! It was the perfect day.

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.
I had 1.5 years to plan our wedding and curate the wedding according to the theme of the 4 seasons. I chose the theme of seasons because Devang and I have known each other through so many different phases, or seasons, in our lives. Each "season" was unique, and we remember growing and enjoying it as an important part of our journey. Each event of my wedding was therefore based around a season: the Mehndi Party was Summer-themed, our Garba was Fall-themed, our Wedding was Spring-themed, and the reception was Winter Wonderland-themed. My makeup, hair, and outfits revolved around those themes with their colors and feel. Of course, our decor was also based on the theme. I was very involved in the decor and planning itself because of the vision I had. Our vendors were incredible in working with me to fine-tune each small detail, from the decoration to the lighting to the party favors and the drinks. My outfits were all created by designers in India, and I was able to customize them to fit my vision as well.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted my bridal lengha to be red. I sampled many dresses from designers, but I absolutely fell in love with the red color in a dress designed by Anita Dongre. I wanted the dress to be heavily beaded in gold, and the designer worked to make the piece also have pops of color, just like I wanted to match the spring theme.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was the design aspect. We had a wonderful decor and design team who allowed me to see the pieces many times, custom-make pieces to fit my vision, and were so committed to making each detail fit the theme I had in mind. I had so much fun dreaming up what that would look like for me, and it was my favorite part to see it come together on the days of the wedding.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests really loved the different activities and experiences we sprinkled in over the days of the wedding. Firstly, we held our wedding at a resort and spa with a golf course in Scottsdale, Arizona. Guests had the opportunity to golf during the day, enjoy the nightlife in Scottsdale, use the resort amenities, and enjoy time outside on the beautiful grounds. Also, we had things like a 360 photo booth during our reception, games during our mehndi night, a gelato truck and stand during our reception, themed drinks, and more. This contributed to an overall fun experience.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes, I think it was the evening of our very first event at the resort. I remember getting ready for the vent up in my suite. My hair and makeup artists were the kindest, most fun people, and we had such a blast, but it was just me, my mom, and my stylists up in that room- I hadn't seen any of my guests! I remember going downstairs for my first event, and I was greeted by our guests. It felt SO special like it was finally here after waiting what seemed like forever. Devang and I had such an incredible time greeting people we hadn't seen in years and even seeing our close friends and family who had helped us make this event a reality.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It's hard not to burn yourself our during the planning process. Not everything will go your way, and it's just the reality of it- and it's ok! Hold tight to your friends and family who offer to help you out, and learn how to delegate your work. It will help with the workload you take on, reduce your stress and also allow you to share the fun with people you love.

A vibrant fusion of love, tradition, and joyous celebrations, uniting families in a rich cultural heritage.

Photography: Santiago Almada Photography | Sangeet & Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Truelegance LLC | Floral & Decor: Inner Space Design & Events | Hair & Makeup: La Beige Beauty | Catering: Om Bistro | DJ: DJ Mistry | Cake & Treats: Frost Gelato | Cinematography: Serendipity Cinema | Rentals: Inner Space Design & Events