This vivacious Reeya and Aman’s wedding film was created by Memories Films and their event was truly one for the ages! Reeya is a proud alumni of University of Texas - Austin, while Aman is a devoted Wolverine (University of Michigan). They decided to pay homage to their respective alma matters by incorporating their school colors into their wedding decor at the Dallas Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. As usual, the decor and florals designed by Prashe Decor absolutely took our breath away. Their sparkly, over the top glam aesthetic never fails to impress us and always results in such a fairytale ambiance for a couple’s special day. The festivities planned by The One Event began with the banging baraat in which the crowd went wild moving to dhol beats! We love that beautiful Maharani Reeya participated in the baraat by rocking out on her balcony overlooking the hoopla. We then joined the couple in a magical ceremony and reception. The reception event featured professional level dancing by the couple and their guests (Those Texan dancers are something special!) and ended with some Texas style partying on the dance floor! Check out the full video below for all the magnificent action from Reeya and Aman’s wedding! And make sure to scroll down for our in depth interview with Maharani Reeya!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
He claims he knew that we had the potential to be something special the moment he met me. It took me a little longer to get there, but I haven't looked back ever since. (You can read the full story at the wedding website!)
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.
For the vendors, I used Maharani Weddings and other websites to do my own research. I also talked to friends that had used our vendors before we made a decision. Hearing personal experiences from friends goes a long way and I recommend that approach to anyone trying to do their own research.
Overall, we were very happy with each our vendors and would highly recommend them to others looking for vendors in the area.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted something traditional, but I wanted to add a pop of green. My mother wore green in her wedding outfit and I wanted to wear the same color at my wedding too. We did most of our shopping in Gujarat and some in Mumbai.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Clothes shopping in India with my family, while stressful, was a fun experience for us. Especially because we ended the trip in Dubai and had our first family vacation in a long time. Other than that, I think we chose some pretty great vendors. I was indecisive about some aspects about the wedding and placed a lot of trust in the vendors. I am glad that I did that because it made the process less stressful and more successful.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The top three comments were about: our vows, the dances at the Sangeet, and my reception outfit!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our vows. Hands down my favorite part of the wedding ceremony. I am so glad we chose to write our own vows and share them with each other in front of our family and friends. I think it really gave our guests some insight into who we are and the love we share.
I guess I should mention that it also rained a lot the morning of the wedding. We planned for 100+ degree weather, which is typical for Dallas in August, but we were wrong! No one thought it would rain! In fact, during my early makeup/hair time slot, all of our phones were beeping with alerts about flash flood warnings in the area. We were lucky that it stopped long enough for Aman have his baraat outside before the wedding, but it caused a lot of delays for our friends and family that were flying in for the weekend. Everyone told me rain on the wedding day is good luck, I didn't believe that at the time, but everything did work out.
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 chose orange and blue for our reception because it represented our undergraduate universities. I went to the University of Texas at Austin (burnt orange) and he went to the University of Michigan (blue). We incorporated the colors into our outfits too. At some point during the reception we also sang both of our school's fight songs!
Other than that, I am not a huge flower person, but I love the romantic lighting created by candles and was sure to incorporate that ambience into all the events.
The dances at the Sangeet were also very important to me. I grew up as a dancer and was very excited to choreograph the dance my friends did for me. They were so easy to work with and did a great job. I am also lucky to have joined a family that loves dancing as much as I do. My new nieces and nephews, in laws, and cousins performed some incredible dances that night. I also performed a solo with a special appearance from my hubby. The songs I chose for my solo were dedicated to both my parents and my in laws, and it felt great to show them both my appreciation through dance.
We decided initially not to do any dances at the Reception (besides our standard first dance, mother/son, father/daughter dances), but as a surprise, Aman choreographed and performed a special bhangra dance for me with his groomsmen! I was blown away!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Stay patient. Wedding planning is stressful in its own way for everyone. I promise, it's all going to work out and it will be perfect!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Venue: Dallas/Plano Marriott
Cake: Frosted Art Bakery
Adorable! Thanks for sharing, Reeya! Maharanis, we'll see you tomorrow for another stunning wedding film!