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Bensalem, PA Indian Fusion Wedding by Raj Photo Video

Welcome back, ladies! We arrive at the grand finale of this story with a fantastic wedding reception celebrating Aditi & Peter's marriage. Held inside the halls of the exclusive Pen Ryn Estate, and carefully designed by Posh Kreations LLC, this reception was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end. The combination of colors and the exceptional decor that Aisha’s Wedding Decor put together for this reception party helped make this event not just elegant, but delicate and exquisite. Without any question, this winning combination set the mood for this vibrant and memorable event. Looks by Jassi did a stellar job in the beauty department by dolling this Maharani up! Aditi ended up looking like royalty on her white dress while rocking a bewitching nude makeup that praised her natural beauty. And we can all agree that her radiance pops off the screen and fills your mind with inspiring makeup ideas! The newlyweds had their first dance as husband and wife and were adorable as they twirled and dipped on the dance floor. All the guests had a great time dancing and tasting the delicious plates that Moghul Mirage prepared for this gala. A cake designed by Isgro Pasticceria marked the end of the evening while leaving our mouths watering. This was most definitely an event to remember, and we have all the images by Raj Photo Video in our full gallery. So make sure to check it out because it gathers a bunch of jaw-dropping scenes that we are sure you are going to love! 

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That's it for today! We hope you have a great week full of inspiring ideas and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more! 

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Draping/Styling: Looks by Jassi | Hair & Makeup: Looks by Jassi | Venues: The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village | Floral & Decor: Aishas Wedding Decor | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pen Ryn Estate | Planning & Design: Posh Kreations LLC | Catering: Moghul Mirage | DJ: Sunny Entertainment - DJ Ram Minocha | Cake & Treats: Isgro Pasticceria | Transportation: Monarch Chauffeur & Limousine Services | Photography: Raj Photo Video


Tarrytown, NY Indian Wedding by John Martin Productions

Hello, darlings! We are excited to bring you more insights into Ditiksha & Rickin's wedding celebration, so let's check them out! Before they exchanged vows, our blushing bride sneaked up to surprise her Raja in a dreamy first look portrait session carried out by John Martin Productions. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Ditiksha & Rickin's photoshoot will leave you speechless! Maharani Ditiksha made her first appearance dressed in an exquisite dual-tone Lehenga embellished with exquisitely detailed golden patterns. She looked breathtaking thanks to the fantastic work of Makeup By Karishma. The nude colors, combined with the refined and classy hairstyle, enhanced the delicate and natural beauty of our lovely Maharani and made her look like a goddess. Meanwhile, Parth embraced a traditional and elegant style wearing a white and burgundy Sherwani suit that made him look handsome and imposing. After the photoshoot, these lovebirds were ready to carry on with the wedding ceremony held inside the halls of the exclusive DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown. To make their dreamy wedding celebration come to life, Ditiksha & Rickin decided to bring Euphoriaevents on board. They had the critical task of conceptualizing and executing this life-changing event closest to perfection. And they nailed it! Hands down, this was a wedding ceremony that everyone loved, and we are sure that a lot of the guests will be talking about this fantastic event for quite a while. If you want to delve into this lovely ceremony, head into our gallery for all the unbelievable pics from this gorgeous wedding! They are worth the while!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Rickin and I met through Coffee Meets Bagel in August 2016. We finally had our first date in September 2016 and officially started dating in January 2017. I was in nursing school and super stressed out but he always made sure to make me his priority. On days I would have exams he would wake up at 5 am and come to the Grand Central from Jersey to take me to Brooklyn just to make sure I had breakfast before my exam. This ended up becoming a thing and right before one of my finals I was in the subway and the song Dil Mera by RDB came on and it hit me, he was the one! At our reception, he actually did a surprise performance to this song!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I lived in NY and he lived in NJ so in order to meet up we always met up at Grand Central Terminal. April 14 is his parents anniversary and his uncle’s birthday so he told me we would have a surprise party for them in the city. So we all dressed up and I went to the city with my parents, brother, and grandparents. And just like he always waited for me in Grand Central, he was there, only this time he had our close friends and family spell out “Will You Marry Me?” and all of the commuters that say behind him in anticipation (about 250+ people were crowded around). He brought me to the center of the Grand Concourse and dropped down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I always told him I would say no so I said “yea buddy” instead which he is known for saying!
 
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.
Since my name is Ditiksha and my now husbands name is Rickin we came up with the hashtag RickSha, we a few ricksha themed details going on an entire day! When looking at venues, Tarrytown DoubleTree really stuck out to us because the venue had a different feel about it, once you enter it felt very rustic but in a chic way and we really enjoyed that! As far as our vendors go, we wanted to have a team we could fully trust! Karishma Mehta I’d Make Up by Karishma I’ve been eyeing her Instagram since 2012 when we first met, so I knew I definitely wanted her to get me glammed up on my big day! As for my Mehndi, being a henna artist myself I really wanted someone who would do a great job and something different, when I first started doing henna, Shilpa Sharma from Henna by Shilpa helped me out and gave me some amazing pointers and I’ve always admired her work! She was the first vendor I booked and she customized my henna for me so well! For decor, we heard outstanding reviews from friends and family about Wedding Design and Decor. When we first went to pick our mandap, Ravi showed us one that looked like a mahal and right away Rickin and I knew that was the one because we wanted traditional but with a twist of something more modern and unique. As for our outfits, we both had the same vision we sent pictures to our family who made it all possible! I really wanted a yellow off the shoulder outfit for my Sangeet and Rickin wanted a sophisticated blue outfit. For the wedding, we both wanted to do red and white. He wanted his to be simple with not too much going on and I wanted two dupattas and a splash of green to keep it traditional and tie it all together. For our reception look, I wanted to be shining head to toe and he wanted a custom made suit. We also had our catering from Bukhara Grill at the wedding and reception; the first time we tried their food we were blown away! They defiantly delivered their best and had a chocolate fountain set up for us! As for our DJ, Sagar Shah (DJ Tonic) we’ve been to several weddings over the years and he’s always packed out the dance floor, which is exactly what he did for ours too! He was very easy to work with and just knew the right tunes! Now to capture all of this we really wanted to pick the best photographers and videographers! We had John Martin Productions who has been amazing to work with. He did our pre-wedding shoot and he was just so easy and genuine to work with, he can make anyone look good! As for the videographer we were recommended by our good friends to Claudio of Cutting Desk Productions! He made the trip out from Florida and did an outstanding job! He and John were able to work so well with one another and make me and Rickin so comfortable on the most hectic day of our lives! Now to tie it all together we had Nadia Jagessar of Euphoria Events as our day-of coordinator. While every wedding had their hiccups, we were glad we had her and her team to help the day go by smoothly!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted mine to be red and white with just a dash of green to tie everything together. I actually did not even try on my dress until much later! My grandfather had gone to India and got me my bridal lehnga!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was going on little trips with Rickin to figure things out such as food tastings, cake tastings, venue visits, etc. With each little detail, the wedding came more to life and it started feeling more and more real!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests really loved the RickSha theme and the convertible ricksha we had for the Baraat and Vidaii! They also told us that the food and music definitely made the night! We also had popcorn boxes with our caricatures on them which also was an itinerary of the Hindu wedding ceremony, the guests said they enjoyed eating the popcorn but also loved following along with the wedding ceremony! During the cocktail hour we lined up toy rickshas, each toy ricksha was the table number for all of our guests. The kids and adults had a blast playing with their toy rickshas and said it was a unique twist to the traditional table seatings.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There are several! The one that stands out to me the most is when I walked down the aisle with my mamas, it was such an emotional time for me and I tried my best to hold back tears all up to the point when we reached the mandap and I looked up and the first person I saw was my brother and he was tearing up. He gave me a little nod and gave me the strength to go up to the mandap. Then the Anterpat was dropped and there was my groom waiting for me! It was the most surreal feeling ever!
 
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.
For our sangeet, I really wanted a colorful and fun atmosphere! For this, I had my family and friends decorate it! We had a swing from Wedding Design and Decor and the rest was very colorful with pink and orange everywhere! As for the music, DJ Tonic played Garba and Raas and towards the end played some good old Raghav, Jay Sean and all those songs from back in the day! For our Haldi ceremonies Rickin and I both had specific outfits we wanted to wear. He wanted a Biggie shirt, which is exactly what he wore during his Haldi and I wanted a dhoti sari by the designer Nikasha! We also had a few surprise dances during our reception! One included all of my cousins and my aunts and uncles, I jumped in halfway and then dragged Rickin up to the dance floor! Another surprise dance was done by Rickin and his cousins, he did dil mera (which mentioned earlier was a huge song for our relationship)!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
While wedding planning is stressful, always remember to enjoy it no matter what. It’s easier said than done but soak it all in! On my wedding day I told myself I would not stress everything will work out... and it does! I can still close my eyes and remember the vibes, decor, emotions all of it and I’m so happy I took in those moments to soak it in!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We had a few details I wanted to share! One as I mentioned earlier was the convertible ricksha for the baraat and vidaii (thanks to Rags to Rickshaw)! Another was these popcorn boxes we had custom made; one side was a caricature of us in our wedding outfits while the other sides served as the itinerary of the wedding and the bridal party. We filled these up with popcorn and chocolates for the guests to enjoy during the wedding; one was placed on each seat. For our table seatings, we decided to order toy rickshas and placed each guests name and table number on them. This kept the kids busy and the adults seemed to love playing with them too! As for my jewelry, I had a nose ring custom made from India which had a pop of green to highlight the small green border in my bridal lehnga! My Mehndi was also customized and it showcased our whole story! On my left arm, I had a ricksha with a bride and groom sitting inside, a stethoscope to represent my career in nursing and a traditional Hindu bride. On my right hand, I had the NYC skyline, a gavel to represent Rickin’s career as an attorney with the writing #TLinNY which stands for Top Litigator in NY (he goes around saying this to everyone) and a traditional Hindu groom. We also hid Rickin’s name in both English and Gujarati and he surprisingly found both! As for our cake, we had gotten it from Lulu’s in Westchester and it was to die for! We had 4 tiers with 4 different flavors ( carrot cake, red velvet, mudslide, and vanilla); it was white with a gold border and a few subtle flowers to match our background and outfits! I also wanted to mention our outfits for our bridal party! We had a huge bridal party of 15 groomsmen, 2 best men, 14 bridesmaids and 2 maids of honor. We had all of their outfits custom made from India and they all came out great! We went with a royal purple and gold theme! While we had red and white during the wedding, we followed through with the royal purple and gold theme for the evening which was great in contrast to our outfits; I had a blush peach and silver lengha and Rickin has a gray suit and blush peach tie! Another thing that was very important to us was our wedding garlands, my family friend hand made them for us with fresh flowers!

 

Stay close because we are about to unveil the fantastic reception party that ended up Ditiksha & Rickin's with a flourish. So you cannot miss it!

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Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Ceremony & Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown | Planning & Design: Euphoriaevents | Cinematography: Cutting Desk Productions | Photography: John Martin Productions


Arlington, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Paperbird Photography

Hello, beauty queens! We know that you couldn't resist it! You were so captivated by Jithu & Tyler's love story that you couldn't wait to get more details of it. So, there is no need to keep on waiting as we are back with more insights into this memorable and intimate event. This time we'll be joining our lovebirds at their second wedding ceremony. But first, we will take a look at the photoshoot captured before this event. If you enjoy reliving every special occasion by taking a look at the photos of it, you would be thrilled with the shots captured by Paperbird Photography. The talented crew from this photographic studio perpetuated the love of this couple in such a great way that we were left speechless. After the photoshoot, it was time to carry on with the Christian wedding ceremony held inside the halls of the Top of the Town. Once again, the winning combination of A. Griffin Events and Imperial Decor created the perfect scenario for Jithu & Tyler to tie the knot in front of their family and friends. The grandeur of the occasion reflected in the couple´s breathtaking looks! However, it was our gorgeous Jithu who stole the scene! She looked ravishing walking down the aisle on her beautiful white dress very well complemented with the exquisite makeup and wavy hairstyle created by Styles By Swati - Salon SBS. And we loved every bit of this marvelous and fashionable look! And let's not forget about the artistic Mehndi design that Naseem's Henna applied to this Maharani. It is so impressive that we cannot stop seeing it! If you want to relive all the magic and emotions of this event, make sure to visit today's gallery. It compiles breathtaking scenes that you will love, so go check it out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on OKCupid and after a few messages decided to meet up. He knew I loved beer and suggested we meet at a local dive bar but had no idea that he suggested one of my favorite beer bars!
 
We saw each other two more times that same week. By the end of the week, we both knew that we weren't interested in seeing other people.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After almost a year and a half together, Tyler made sure to buy the ring on an auspicious day (generously provided by my mother).
 
Tyler picked up my parents from Dulles Airport after they returned from a trip to India, and asked my very sleepy parents for their blessing. My parents agreed and promptly fell asleep.
 
That night, also an auspicious day, Tyler took me to dinner at a fancy French restaurant, where we had a bit too much wine. Eventually, Tyler popped the question while I immediately broke into sobs. After crying through most of his proposal, I said yes!
 
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.
Venue:
As our guests came from all over the country and from around the world (India, Dubai!). We wanted to give them a very DC experience. We chose Top of the Town for both ceremonies because of the sweeping views of Washington DC. We wanted our day to show great views of DC during the day and have a great rooftop area for the cocktail ceremony and reception.
 
Hair & Makeup:
I found my HMU team on Instagram and booked them immediately! They worked with me to create a modern Tamil bridal look for the morning complete with a fishtail braid covered in red roses and baby’s breath instead of the traditional jasmine flowers. The look for the Christian ceremony was delicate with nude lips and eyes and was transformed to bright eyes and bright pink lips for the reception.
 
Design:
We focused on simple overall designs that favored bright colors and atmosphere over more complex scenery. For this reason, we choose a relatively simple mandap (stage) and oonjal (swing) for the Hindu ceremony, and a simple, but classic, greenery backdrop for the Christian ceremony.
 
Flowers:
Our decor team came through with a wonderful selection of flowers. One of our favorite design elements was the way in which our decorator worked the colorful flowers of the Hindu ceremony into the greenery backdrop of the Christian ceremony and reused them for our centerpieces. It provided great continuity between the ceremonies, and helped brighten up the Christian ceremony with just the right amount of color.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We wanted to wear traditional attire for the Hindu and Christian ceremonies and wanted outfits that reflected us for the reception. We traveled up and down the entire US eastern seaboard  and coordinated with family in India for our three outfits.
 
For the Hindu ceremony, I wanted to wear a traditional red Kanjeepuram silk saree.  With the help of my aunts and grandmother in India, the red saree was purchased from RMKV silks in Chennai over a 5 am WhatsApp call. Additionally, the saree blouse was custom designed and embroidered with Swarovski crystals in a temple bell design.
 
For the Christian ceremony, I chose a white wedding dress from Amazon after searching through traditional bridal stores and unable to make a final decision. I was drawn to a with lots of tulle and delicate lace details.
 
For the reception, I wanted a bright colored lehenga and selected a yellow lehenga with hot pink details from Ladlee in Atlanta, GA. Not to be outdone, Tyler got a custom made navy blue three piece Jodhpuri suit from Om Fashion Boutique in Edison, NJ. We received so many compliments on our reception outfits and cannot wait to wear them again.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Honestly, being done with wedding planning was the best part!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the baraat and enjoyed  kicking off our wedding with dancing! 
 
Additionally, we planned two surprise dance performances: one with the bride and her friends and one of the bride and groom dancing to lungi dance. Our guests went nuts when they heard lungi dance come on and were up on their feet with us!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The best part of our wedding was seeing our family and friends having a great time! My favorite story was about one of my best friends, Tyler's brothers, and one of my uncles roaming the hotel halls after getting back from a bar at 2 am and being gently scolded by my mother to go to their rooms. It was hilarious and also one of my favorite parts about weddings - bringing people together.
 
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.
We imagined our wedding to be warm, traditional but fusion wedding.  Although we are a modern couple, with all the cultural clashes that come with that, it was important to us that both of our families felt comfortable and represented in our wedding.   
 
Our rehearsal dinner followed this theme and was held at the Le Meridien Arlington’s outdoor taco shack, The Yard. We wanted a terrace space that would encourage our families to move around and interact with each other and a taco shack with picnic tables and lots of standing high tops worked perfectly! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
A wedding planner is a must! They are the professionals and have probably seen it all --late vendors, last minute changes, the ever-changing seating chart! They are a great source of information and great listeners who can guide you through your vision.
 
Sometimes the details and material items can drive you crazy! Before we got into wedding planning, we wrote down three things we wanted our wedding to be: family, fun, and love. When we were stressing about small details like label placement on envelopes or the design of table toppers, we circled back to  the three things we wrote down. It helped ground us and reminded us to focus on the important things.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We wanted to incorporate our two families by having heirloom pieces be a part of wedding. I wore my mother's diamond earrings and my late grandmother's gold belt for the Hindu ceremony. For the Christian ceremony, I had with me the groom's late grandmother's handkerchief embroidered with our wedding date. This helped us weave our families into our day and made it that much sweeter.

This fantastic love story still has one more stop, so make sure to join us!
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Catering: IndAroma | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Sangeet Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Arlington Rosslyn | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Top of the Town | Planning & Design: A. Griffin Events | Floral & Decor: Imperial Decor | DJ: Dan Goldman Events | Baraat: Harmon's Hayrides and Carriages | Bridal Fashion: RMKV Silks | Groom Fashion: Saahil Exclusive | Cinematography: TLIC Media | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted Weddings | Lighting: Dan Goldman Events | Mehndi Artist: Naseem's Henna | Rentals: Allied Party Rentals | Transportation: Ramjay Inc | Childcare: Kiddie Keepers LLC | BBQ Lunch: Rocklands BBQ | Dhol Drummer: Rock and Dhol Events | Alcohol: Ace Beverage | Photography: Paperbird Photography


Napa Valley, CA Indian Wedding by MPSingh Photography

Ladies! We are back with more details and insights of this couple's nuptial celebration. This time, we will take you to the gardens of the Silverado Resort and Spa for you to take part in Rachita & Harshit's enchanting and solemn wedding ceremony. But we are heading off with style, joining our Raja in a vibrant and colorful Baraat procession! After the arrival of the Baraat, it was time to move on with the wedding ceremony. The multicolored floral arrangements, combined with the greenery and the perfect placing of every ornament, created the most incredible scenario for our lovely couple to tie the knot. But there is no surprise here as Flowers By Edgar is well known for creating magical settings for this once in a lifetime events. Rachita stole all the looks walking down the petal-covered aisle on the ruby Lengha embellished with golden details. Nini's Epiphany Makeup and Hair complemented her elegant and fashionable look with a perfect hairstyle and makeup. The nude shades, the smokey eyes, and the fascinating ruby lipstick created an ideal combination that praised this Mahranis's natural beauty and made her look like a princess! Harshit did not stay behind and attended this life-changing event wearing a white Sherwani suit also embellished with golden details. This elegant look that made his inner Raja come out, and he ended up looking handsome and imposing! The love and happiness that this two irradiate are so pure and true that more than one of the guests had a hard time keeping their composure and ended up dropping tears of happiness! We want to make a big shoutout to MPSingh Photography for the spectacular shots captured during this event! Each photograph is a demonstration of their talent and expertise, and they allow us to enjoy this incredible event. Without any question, this was an event that everyone loved, and if you want to continue enjoying more amazing scenes of this day, head into our gallery for more. We are sure you are going to be amazed! 

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That is all for today! We hope to see you here tomorrow for more!

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DJ: Desi Jammers Entertainment | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Silverado Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Bobby Bhogal | Sangeet Planning & Design: Breath of Fresh Air Events | Floral & Decor: Flowers By Edgar | Hair & Makeup: Nini's Epiphany Makeup and Hair | Catering: Amber India Restaurants | Cake & Treats: Flour and Bloom Cakes | Cinematography: Lynds Photo | Mehndi Artist: Henna Traditions | Priest: Nilesh Pandyaji | Photography: MPSingh Photography


Pearl River, NY Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hello there, Maharanis! We are back with more details of this real-life fairy tale! So get ready to join our lovebirds at the event that united them in marriage. But first, we will join Raja Manoj in a Baraat procession that took him to the imposing Hilton Pearl River, where the ceremony took place. The exclusive halls of this majestic venue were set for the wedding celebration, thanks to the incredible work of Wedding Design. The color combination and the exceptional floral arrangements used for this ceremony helped make this event not just elegant but exquisite! And we cannot deny that this decor was the perfect complement to set the mood for this solemn event. We also want to make a special shoutout to Bells N Rings Events for the excellent planning of this event. It was a great choice to have them on board and taking the wheel on the conceptualization and execution of this ceremony. The result was impressive as it bordered the line of perfection, making this life-changing event, one to remember! Our lovely Maharani stole all the looks while walking down the aisle on her fascinating champagne lengha embellished with ruby and golden details. But it was not just the splendid attire that highlighted Dupal's beauty! This fantastic look that we are loving would not have been possible without the exceptional work of Cinderella Bridez. The discreet and elegant make-up, combined with the classic and refined hairstyle, gave Dupal a breathtaking look for this once in a lifetime event. And it is thanks to the remarkable talent of Lightyear Studio, that we get to enjoy this long-awaited event. Every single shot captured is a work of art! And we cannot wait for you to head into our gallery to take a look at all the incredible shots captured during this event! You are going to love them, so go check them out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I've known Manoj since 10th grade in High School! We immediately became best friends back then and stayed best friends throughout the years. After high school, he went off to college in Pittsburgh and I went to Rutgers. But that didn't stop us from keeping our friendship. After college, we both ended up with jobs in NYC. After many years I realized he was always the one and we ended up together. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He really blew me away with my proposal! I work in the film and tv industry and I always tell him that one day I want to be an actress, hahaha. That inspired him to come up with a very creative, clever, and elaborate proposal. He got in touch with some of the cameramen that have worked with me in the past and had them email me asking me if I would like to be an extra in a film they're making. I, of course, immediately accepted the offer and got super excited at the idea of being an extra! Manoj had already chosen a spot: Grounds for Sculpture, the time and date: 6/30/18, and let all my family and friends know it was happening. In the morning the day of, he picked me up from my house for us to go be filmed as extras in this film.  Once we got to the grounds, we met up with the cameramen and they asked us to do a few poses and scenes. And during one of those scenes, he twirled me around, got down on one knee and popped the question! I was in utter shock and tears and didn't know what to do but of course, I said Yes! It was the perfect proposal and I couldn't have asked for a more creative and unique proposal that was so personal to me. 
 
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.
Soon after we got engaged we started looking for venues. We visited countless number of venues and just didn't fall in love with anything. One weekend we ventured up to north Jersey and came across the Hilton Pearl River and Manoj immediately fell in love with it. It was secluded, classy, looked like a castle, and big enough for our guest count. We loved the staff there and decided that'd be our venue! 
 
After the venue and date were finalized, we started looking for all the vendors. We worked with our planner Meghna, Bells N Rings Events. We loved DJ Insomnia (Premier Events) from another wedding he performed and booked him as soon as we could. Hair & Makeup was fairly straightforward to book. I went with Cinderella Bridez. For years, I had wanted LightYearStudio as my photo/video team and was really glad they were available to do our wedding. We shopped around for various decorators and Wedding Design was the only one that was able to create my dream aisle which is a glass top aisle with floating flowers underneath under a reasonable cost and they blew us away with their creativity and patience. 
 
Our overall experience with all of our vendors was absolutely fantastic. We, of course, had some ups and downs throughout the planning process but we couldn't have asked for a smoother execution from all the vendors and the end result was stunning. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew I wanted red and white. When I went to India, that color was hardly in style. It was all the modern colors- reds, pinks, blushes. I was super picky about it, and finally found what I thought I was the "perfect outfit". I constantly kept changing my mind even after I bought it, but soon after it started to grow on me and was happy with the choice. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The food tasting was definitely our favorite part of the planning process. That was the only thing that Manoj really looked forward. We went food tasting and various restaurants in NYC and NJ.  Pradeep from Mantra Restaurant absolutely blew us away. The food was delicious, the presentation was authentic, and the entire experience of working with him was very pleasant. We received a lot of compliments from our guests from the food. Huge thanks to Pradeep and his team! 
 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests brought a ton of hype and energy to the Baraat and our reception dance floor. The dance floor was packed all night and many of our guests didn't even leave the floor to go eat! The DJ did a phenomenal job with the music and kept everyone dancing the whole night. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The walk down that aisle is definitely the one moment I cannot forget. As a girl, you always dream about what you walking down that aisle to your forever person, what song will you walk down to, who will walk you down. It was very emotional for me-the song (Hasi Ban Gaye- which had the perfect lyrics for me), my two mamas walking me, and knowing that I am going to be spending the rest of my life with my best friend forever. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Even before I was a bride, I had always told all the brides-to-be, to enjoy every minute of the planning because when the day comes it will go by in a blink of an eye. So to all the bride-to-be's, take it all in, embrace the ups and downs, because in the end your day will be your special day and it will be magical even if there are hiccups. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I loved being able to be creative and putting things together with all the different aspects that was going on-from- integrating splashes of colors to my jewelry, combining different flowers and colors to make it perfectly match my bridesmaids outfit, coming up with the color combo and designs of my bridal party outfits to my bridal henna with some personal touches about us two.

 

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Planning & Design: Bells N Rings Events | Venues: Hilton Pearl River | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | DJ: Premier Entertainment | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


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