Maharanis, trust us, you’ll definitely want to watch the wedding film of Priya and Lokesh by KSD Weddings for oodles of mind blowing decor and design inspiration! We are obsessed with so many gorgeous elements found in the video, such as the curved ivory and gold pillars that lined the magnificent ceremony venue of the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Adding to the showstopping effect was the best use of florals we’ve seen in a long time - garlands that were draped like a canopy over the entirety of the aisle by the masterminds at Flowers by Johnny, Timothy Walter, and Fancy Florist. It made for such a dramatic and beautiful walk to the stage for the bride and groom! There was also an intricate mandap set up, which was completely decked out in an elaborate display of white and red florals. The organization wizards at Signature Events were brought in to make sure all details were executed to perfection! Priya and Lokesh were also dressed to perfection, in rich Indian garb that perfectly complemented each other. We especially loved Priya’s glamorous updo which was adorned with a beautiful crystal and gold headpiece! So pretty! The lovebirds were married in a ceremony rife with meaningful traditional elements, and ended with their loved ones tearfully sending the newlyweds off into the sunset! Priya and Lokesh returned with a bang, entering their psychedelic reception soiree! We were so impressed with the event’s cool use of lighting. There were funky designs projected onto their geometric, pure white cake by Signature Events, which created such a dazzling effect! We definitely think all you brides to be should check out the film for some psychedelic inspiration for your own wedding decor! The video ends up the dance floor absolutely packed and rocking out to music by Empire Entertainment - Jiten Khatri. The festivities looked like such a blast from beginning to end! Check out all the joy in the film by KSD Weddings! Also, make sure to scroll below for all the behind the scenes details from Maharani Priya herself!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through some mutual friends. He moved in with a couple of my guy friends and they hosted a party at their place a couple months later. He was one of the few people there I didn't know. Our friends tried to set us up, and it worked! I knew he was the one after the first time he cooked for me. He had told me he loved to cook, and after that first meal, I was impressed. Now I get his amazing home cooked meals for life!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We'd been dating for two years and he told me he had a surprise planned for our anniversary. We hopped in the car and drove for what seemed like forever to the middle of nowhere. When we finally got out of the car, I looked around and saw a sign for hot air balloons. I'd hinted in the past that I'd wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, so I was very excited! I thought that was the whole surprise. But, when we were at the highest point of the ride, he pulled out a box from his pocket. It took me a few seconds to realize what was happening. I looked up at him and he said "I don't have enough room to get down on one knee," looked around the small air balloon basket and looked back at me. And so I just kept staring back at him. After what seemed like way too long, I ended up having to prompt him by asking "so are you going to ask me?" In the end, he did finally manage to pop the question.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was looking for something that was traditional red, but also wanted a hint of blue to match him. My family and I immediately loved the lengha when we first saw it - it was intricate, red and blue, and also subtly incorporated other colors to give it a traditional but slightly different look.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of the planning process was food and cake tasting! It was a lot of fun and an easy way to get the whole family involved. Plus, our relationship revolves around food.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Aside from the open bar, I think they enjoyed the overall decor and atmosphere. A lot of our friends told us afterwards how much fun they had, and how surprised they were that things ran on time!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I think one of my favorite moments was being carried out of the wedding hall after the ceremony in a doli. All my brothers lifted me up and carried me out. When we were planning the wedding, I initially did not want a doli; it seemed too traditional and outdated. But I'm glad I ended up having it because it was a sweet gesture and actually kind of fun.
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 reception, we had our flower centerpieces and lighting reflect our shades of purple color scheme.
Our first dance was to ‘Are You WIth Me’ by Lost Frequencies.
We got a surprise performance by my family at the reception; my brother and cousin sang and played the guitar and my whole family got up and joined them on the dance floor. It was completely unexpected and they actually managed to bring me to tears.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't sweat about the little things! Everything will turn out perfect in the end, and it flies by so remember to have fun! Also, remember to ask some friends to bring you food and drinks throughout the night!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We loved our wedding cake! It was multi-tiered projected wedding cake, so there were different animations/colors constantly being displayed on our cake. I had randomly seen the idea on Pinterest early into the wedding planning process as a fairytale cake idea and texted the concept to my parents thinking, this would be pretty cool! When we began seriously discussing cake designs months later, I brought up the idea again but it was quickly dismissed by everyone since, how would we even start to figure out the logistics? When we were getting into the homestretch of planning and still hadn't finalized a cake design, I started to get worried. However, my dad and my wedding planner both told me they had something up their sleeves and not to worry about it. I had no idea that they'd actually teamed up with our cake designer and figured out how to make a projection wedding cake work! It was the last thing I was expecting, and everyone did such a good job hiding it from me that the first time I saw the cake design was when I was walking up to cut it at the reception.
Makes you just want to eat a slice of cake and start dancing right? Have a fantastic day Maharanis!