Good morning, Maharanis! We are excited to share Avni & Aseem's wedding festivities with you! So, without further ado, let's check it out! For this installment, we'll be joining our lovely couple at their fantastic Sangeet ceremony. Planned by the wedding geniuses of Marigold Wedding Planners, as it could not be different, this Sangeet ceremony was colorful, vibrant, and full of dances and merriment! Definitely, the perfect start for this lifetime love story. As you can tell by the incredible shots captured by Killer Creations Photography and Cinematography, Avni looked ravishing on her multicolored lengha, more than suitable for this festive occasion. Jahura Hobby complemented this fantastic look with a fabulous makeup while Hair by Aysha took care of her hairstyle needs. Without any question, a winning combination that enhanced this Maharani's beauty! We also love the artistic Mehndi design done by Vaidehi Design Henna. The color combination, the magical atmosphere, and the love of this couple created such romantic scenes that we cannot stop seeing in today's gallery. So make sure to check it out, you are going to be amazed!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Aseem and I met on Dil Mil. We talked over Facetime for a couple of months and we eventually met. From the first moment whenever we talked, our conversations flowed easily and we quickly learned that we had the goals and values. It was after the first couple of months that we both knew that we had found the one, but we knew early on that we had something special.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Aseem knew how much I love Harry Potter, so his family helped him plan a Harry Potter escape room proposal. We worked through all of the different clues and the last clue led into the proposal!
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.
We started with the major vendors, photographer, venue, decorator, and DJ. We talked with lots of different vendors and did thorough research before we booked anything, this was a huge part of what made our event so successful. The Detroit Metro Airport Sheraton was an amazing venue, they were able to help and work with us and every detail of the wedding. I can't stress how important it is for to work with vendors that you get along with.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We actually drove to Toronto for me to try on different styles ahead of time because we knew that I only had 10 days to do all of my shopping in India. It was pretty obvious what I liked right away and I bought my lengha from Asopalav in Ahemdabad in the first 6 hours I was in India. The extra research really helped.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My family and I held wedding planning meetings, with family and friends that would be helping out with various parts of the wedding week. We had meetings starting about 4 months ahead of time, but there was always a lot of food and laughter at these meetings. It helped it really feel like the wedding was coming closer and I loved spending the extra time with everyone I loved before I moved!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Guests loved that the whole weekend felt personal and intimate. From the very start we didn't want a wedding that was too large, every person invited was close to our families, this allowed us to spend time with all of the guests. Another big hit was the food, Mohit Dhawan of Punjab Sweets and Catering helped create the perfect menu and our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was during cocktail hour.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The whole ceremony was special but it was the reception that was our favorite. Hearing everyone's speeches and seeing how much work everyone put into the performances was special. But more particularly dancing the night away with our family and friends was the best ending to an amazing weekend.
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.
When it came to decor, I had ideas and Tina of Marigold Weddings really helped it come together. We wanted the whole weekend to have a bright and airy feeling and she was really able to capture that. It was also really cool that we were able to combine both Aseem's Punjabi heritage and my Gujarati one during the Garba. The groom's side entered with a Jago which was so much fun and we finished the night off with live Garba.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start early! Vendors get booked early and it really helps take the stress off as you get closer to the wedding. Involve the groom, Aseem had great ideas and was a great listener when I got stressed.
This pre-wedding event was the perfect preamble for the upcoming wedding ceremony, so make sure to stay close if you don't want to miss it!