You know you have been hit by Cupid’s arrow when your future wife’s initial response at the first glance of you is simply, “I want him!” And, so begins Maharani Riti and Sagar’s enchanting love tale. This cinematic experience captured beautifully by Cutting Desk Productions is a magical masterpiece into the union of this lovely couple whose love simply glows from the screen. Every clip from this film oozes traditional, romantic and luxury tones with wedding planner Signature Wedding & Events crafting the perfect set of events. Riti opted to turn each of her events into a visual delight when choosing her bridal attire. I loved the fusion of colors of her chaniya choli for her garba night, the stunning red and gold bridal sequence embroidered lengha for her Indian wedding ceremony, right down to the gorgeous, deep maroon backless blouse pattern of her reception lengha. The ladies from Kristy’s Artistry Design Team did a stellar job in perfecting all of the various bridal looks! The auspicious Indian wedding ceremony and reception took place at the idyllic Orlando wedding venue, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The venue itself is gorgeous, however, when you bring on event designer Occasions by Shangri-la, be prepared to be bathed in royal grandness. The multiple venues were a fusion of colors and symmetrical lighting that was the perfect compliment to the copious amounts of floral found in both the wedding and reception handcrafted by Occasions by Shangri-la. We are excited to see the images caught by our friends at Banga Studios, the premier photographer for this explosive event! Hit play to revel in this cinematic journey with us!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Sagar and I met through mutual friends at a college bar at Rutgers. The minute I saw him I knew I needed to know more. After years of dating and getting to know each other, Sagar is undoubtedly my best friend. I knew Sagar was the one when I realized his happiness meant more to me than my own.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was beyond thoughtful and better than I could have dreamt. Sagar proposed to me in front of 40 of our closest family & friends at a winery in Yardley, PA. We spent the afternoon enjoying fabulous wine. At night, the celebration continued at a lounge.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Planning our wedding was not as overwhelming as I thought it would be. Selecting a venue was the hardest part because we weren’t sure if we wanted a local venue or a destination. In the end, we selected the Omni ChampionsGate, in Orlando, FL, which was the best decision ever. We truly loved working with everyone there (especially Amanda & Lindsey) and everything went according to plan during all the events. Sagar and I were extremely satisfied with all of our vendors. They all did an outstanding job executing our vision and despite the chaos of Hurricane Matthew hitting Orlando they all stayed positive and flexible.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I bought my wedding lengha in India. I went there with visuals of what I wanted however, I quickly realized what I wanted was not something I could purchase off the racks. I ended up working with Purva Couture (Ahmedabad) to design my lengha. I knew I wanted my lengha to be red & white/creme.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about the planning process was doing it with Sagar. I was surprised to find how supportive he was and involved he wanted to be.
What did your guest particularly love about your Wedding?
I'm hoping our guests enjoyed the whole weekend! From what we hear, the decor & food was a hit.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Truthfully, it's all a blur. The whole weekend was magical.
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.
Mehndi Party – Intimate and fun!
Location – My parents house in Ocala, FL
Catering – Sky Asian Fusion
Garba – Indian Festival Themed
Décor - Occasions by Shangri la
Location - Pushtidham Haveli
Catering – Khasiyat
Kick-off Cocktail Party -
Location & Catering – Omni Champions Gate
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Relax, enjoy & remember to live in the moment.