Morning Maharanis! Excuse us while we wipe away our tears after viewing Mahitha and Pavan’s sensational wedding film at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The romantic vibes and sweet speeches (Mahitha's sister’s toast totally made our hearts melt!) had us cooing with joy. Dyle Films always creates such cinematic masterpieces. Lovely Mahitha told us, “Pavan and I met in the Caribbean while we went to med school in Dominica, and then he proposed to me on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Because of that, it was my dream to have a destination wedding on an island. However, our families really wanted to have a domestic wedding so it would be easier for our guests. So instead, I decided to make the theme of wedding tropical. I knew I wanted palm leaves and pineapples to be part of the decor!” They definitely pulled off their ambitious vision, and brought tons of tropical flavor to Louisiana. The Storybook Event oversaw planning of the festivities, while the floral and decor aficionados from Rao Factor dazzled up the spacious quarters. Pineapples, exotic blooms, and shimmering candlelight created a hypnotizing warmth that was the perfect space for this darling duo to celebrate their love. The magnificent night ended with DJ Desi Junction on the turntables, and it’s obvious that the newlyweds and their guests had the absolute time of their lives. Hurry and click play to view the film by Dyle Films for so much wedding inspo! And scroll below to read all the behind the scenes scoop from Maharani Mahitha.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
This was written from the perspective of my husband: “Our story began on the tiny majestic island of Dominica. As eager medical students, we were both new to the island and ready to drown in our textbooks. We were both in line in a coffee shop on a hot sunny day. Mahitha, being practical, ordered an iced praline coffee. I, on the other hand, ordered a scalding hot double espresso for the infernal temperatures outside. She immediately questioned my choice of beverage. Lucky she did, because we started talking from there. I learned that she was homesick and missing her best friends and family. She learned that I was constantly hungry and always looking for food. After talking for a few weeks, I finally mustered the courage to ask her out on a date. We went to a seafood dinner on the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. At that moment, I knew there was something special between us.”
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Over Facetime! Being in my first year of residency, it was really hard to find time to go to India to go shopping for my wedding clothes. So my parents went to India instead of me. My mom went to numerous stores in Hyderabad, India; however, no-one would let her take pictures. So I would wake up at 5 AM to my mom Facetiming me from stores. The quality of our Facetime was so awful so in the end I picked my outfits via blurry images of on Facetime and with the help of my mom and grandma's good taste. It worked out really well. I loved all my outfits!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The non-stop dancing! DJ Chani was an excellent DJ and dhol player. He kept the tempo for all of the events. We danced late into the night both Friday and Saturday night. Not only that, we had very energetic friends and family so the whole weekend just felt like one big dance party. Although, I didn't get to see it live, I know Pavan's favorite part about the weekend was the Baraat. He danced his way into the ceremony Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
At the end of the Reception around 1 AM, our closest friends were still dancing the night away. When the last song played, all of our friends gathered around Pavan and me, and joined in a massive group hug encircling us. The love we felt in that moment was truly amazing.
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.
Pavan and I met in the Caribbean while we went to med school in Dominica, and then he proposed to me on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Because of that, it was my dream to have a destination wedding on an island. However, our families really wanted to have a domestic wedding so it would be easier for our guests. So instead, I decided to make the theme of wedding tropical. I knew I wanted palm leaves and pineapples to be part of the decor!
We'll see you all bright and early tomorrow with another fab wedding film!