Hello, Maharanis! Today, Robles Video Productions is bringing us an exciting Sikh shaadi spanning across Northern and Southern California! Our Indian bride's sangeet was held at Bombay Garden and R&R Event Rentals decorated for the event with a beautiful backdrop. Her amazing mehndi was by M-Sutra Bride; pause the video at 2:26 to see every exquisite detail! After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their wedding party posed for portraits taken by Timeless Moments Captured, and we love that Robles Video Production's footage shows us the fun behind-the-scenes from the photoshoot! At the end, Jasmine and Nick traveled to Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry (near LA) for a show-stopping reception! Catch all the tender moments and splendid decor details in the video below!
Maharani Jasmine on how her Raja proposed:
"Our proposal had the good, the great and... the ugly. Yes, the ugly! Nick flew me out to beautiful Cabo San Lucas for my birthday. I was beyond ecstatic and I had a feeling that I would come back home as an engaged woman. The minute we landed, being the gym freak that Nick is he went straight to the gym to get in a quick workout while I got ready for dinner. When I got out of the shower, Nick had laid out the dress I had been eyeing for months on the bed waiting for it to be worn and I just knew tonight was the night! Nick had this beautiful dinner for two arranged on a private beach for just the two of us. We had a delicious five course meal and when it was time for dessert I was totally prepared. The waiter lifted the cover of my dessert plate and... there was no ring. So maybe tonight really wasn't the night? Nick hesitantly said my name and as I looked over to him there was this GORGEOUS ring in his hand. The waiter was so nervous he had given Nick the dessert with the ring in it and not me! I broke out in laughter and it had to be by far the cutest thing he has ever done for me. Unfortunately after the proposal I got the stomach flu. So for the rest of our 3 day trip I laid in bed sick out of my mind while poor Nick took care of me. Hey, at least I had this beautiful ring to look at in bed! It made being sick a little more bearable."
On choosing her wedding lenghas:
"My biggest fear during my wedding planning was picking my lenghas because I felt like as a bride it's the outfits that make you or break you, or at least that's what my mom has always told me. And let me tell you, Mama Sandhu is a perfectionist! So I thought to myself, who is just as picky and perfect as my mom? And the first person that came to mind was my dearest friend Heeral Thakkar. Heeral and her family own one of the most well-known boutiques in the Bay Area: Sari Palace, and it was only fitting to give her a call. Heeral was so excited that we were at Sari Palace in no time playing dress up and figuring out what styles looked flattering on me and what styles didn't. There was this one lengha in particular that we all fell in love with. It was so detailed and definitely a classic. I needed that lengha in my life! They always say when you know, you just know, and that is exactly how I found my wedding lengha. After that the rest was history. Heeral and her family were TOO good to me. All of my outfits (sangeet, wedding and reception lenghas), my mom's outfits, my husband's outfits and my bridesmaids outfits were all custom made by Sari Palace. The fittings were phenomenal and it all just turned out so perfectly. From the colors to the design, my wedding would have not been perfect without the Thakkar Family! A huge thank you to the Sari Palace team!"
On what made the wedding's special moments:
"Family. Throughout my whole wedding week all I could think about is how grateful I was to have such an amazing family. My family from San Jose to Sacramento to Alabama to Canada have been my support group since day one. And to see the family I was marrying into, how loving they are and how genuinely happy they were for Nick and I on our special day, made me even more thankful for this little life of mine. I can't believe it took me my wedding week to realize how grateful I am for them all. It's what made our wedding so special and I will forever hold all the memories I made with them that week close to my heart. I'm literally in a state of nostalgia while typing this out!"
On the special people who made her wedding a success:
"My wedding was in the Bay Area and my reception was in LA. Planning a wedding where the venues were 350 miles apart was a huge challenge. It also didn't help that I was working full time and working weekends when needed. My stress level at work was ridiculous and there was no way I could have planned this big fat punjabi wedding without the help of my family. I had a broad idea of what I wanted, but the people who really got the details down to the T were my parents and my in-laws. From the gold baby's breath in my wedding bouquet to the diamonds on my wedding cake, none of that would have happened if it wasn't for my mom and my mom-in-law. The taste that these two women have is impeccable. I cannot thank them enough for having such an amazing eye for the little things."
On her vendors:
"We had the BEST vendors in the whole entire world! I can go on and on and on about how amazing they were because without them I wouldn't have gotten my dream wedding! First and foremost: Geetika Judge who was the most amazing wedding planner a girl could ask for. Her ideas were so vibrant and she made this whole process so much fun and stress free!"
We'll be back on Monday with another fabulous wedding film!