We can’t stop smiling after watching Nusrat and Daniel’s colorful wedding festivities filled with glitz and glamour at every turn. The weekend was bursting with some of the most elaborate flower power we’ve ever seen! Nusrat and Daniel’s wedding party entered through a swoon worthy floral arch and we're loving how every inch of the reception stage was accessorized with tropical blooms. The ceremony space was further beautified by Dream Decors, who added shimmering and bold decor that transformed the venue into a dream come true for Nusrat. Keeping up with the glittering wedding theme, the bride donned a treasure trove of ornate, fully embroidered gowns bedazzled with topaz stones and dabka work. Maharani Nusrat truly sparkled from every angle. Nothing sparkled brighter than the newlyweds’ love however, and the gorg duo were radiant as they vowed to love each other forever and cut their majestic six tiered cake by Cakes by Gina. The venue was lit in smoldering gold hues by Dream Decors, while DJ Tariq churned out all the infectious beats that kept loved ones grooving on the dance floor all night long. Bask in all the beauty while enjoying the stunning wedding film by Aventography. And make sure to scroll below for the behind the scenes details from Maharani Nusrat!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Daniel and I met at an Eid party, the day before he left for law school in Austin. We stayed in touch online, but it wasn't until he invited me to his law school prom that we started to develop feelings. We began a long distance relationship for the next few years, and I knew he was "the one" since we didn't let a 3-hour drive stop us from nurturing and growing our love. Long distance relationships are tough, but knowing that you have someone so special waiting for you and supporting you makes it all worth it.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that I wanted to wear a red lehenga for my shaadi, but it was my gaye holud outfit that took me by surprise. I chose to wear a sari to stay close to my Bengali roots. I also knew I didn't want to look like the traditional bride on her holud day. We found this beautiful multicolored sari, and I was in love! The burnt orange, olive green, and jewel toned purple dazzled brilliantly in our gaye holud outfits.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the process was spending time with my mom and planning out everything together. It brought us much closer together. I was able to see how everything was so meaningful and precious to her, and since I am the first and only daughter on her side of the family, it made this wedding very special for my family.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests really enjoyed the wedding decorations and the stage setup. I did not want any draping, and one of my guests even said she had never seen anything like my stage before. Dream Decors set up the perfect ambiance and truly made me feel like I stepped into a fairytale wedding.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance was a very memorable moment. I've never really been much of a dancer, but my husband loves to dance. I remember being so nervous standing in the middle of a room with over 300 people in it and having to slow dance. We had only practiced our dance a couple of times and didn't take into account how heavy the dress would be. I remember feeling a sense of calm as the song started playing since I knew that I could trust him to make us look uncoordinated and graceful.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Do not stress about the details and enjoy your day. Remind yourself that this is a once in a lifetime experience and don't let "little things" bother you. Remind yourself that you have the best big thing: the love of your husband.
Thank you Nusrat! Another day, another fab Indian wedding! We'll see you all bright and early tomorrow morning!