Morning lovelies! We hope you’re in the mood to put on your dancing shoes, because this fun filled South Asian wedding film by Ram Hernandez from Fandango Studios is filled with the most action packed Bollywood moves to the tunes of DJ Pavan. Maharani Mausam and her hubby Samir are such an excellent dancers, and their film was such a vibrant joy to watch! The duo held their bash at The Breakers and Mausam filled us in on their thought process while choosing their wedding locale. She told us, “Picking the venue for our wedding was a no-brainer! We had vacationed at The Breakers with my family and immediately knew that we would want to get married there. It is the most beautiful location.” With temperatures dipping throughout the country, we’re in heaven while basking in the footage of this tropical venue. With stunning decor, fashion, and beauty looks by Jennifer Cruz Beauty Group, there was a plethora of gorgeousness in this fab clip. Mausam told us, “The most enjoyable part of the planning process was planning with our families. We have lived away from home for almost a decade now - so we miss our families very much. I think the best part about planning our wedding was that we were constantly with our families!” Aw! We challenge you not to tap your toes while watching this joyful clip. And scroll below for our behind the scenes interview with Mausam.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Samir and I went to school together - I was promoting our South Asian school group in our plaza when I saw him with some friends. Samir and I had a lot of mutual friends so we knew each other informally for a while. When I saw him on campus, I invited him out with my group of friends. As he went to save my phone number in his phone, I noticed he was looking at my ID badge. I immediately covered it up with my hand. I asked him if he remembered my name and he casually said yes but that he didn't remember how to spell it... I caught him in his lie and told him to text me when he remembered my name. It wasn't long before I got a text from him saying "Hi Mausam..."
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After school in Philly, the two of us moved to DC for our residencies. After starting residency, Samir mentioned that his program was having a welcome party on a boat in the Potomac River. While on our way to the "Welcome Party" we got stopped by the cops because I had forgotten to put the new registration sticker on my car. After being surrounded by 4 cops for about 45 minutes we finally were on our way to the river. We got to the location and Samir got down on one knee - he showed me both our past and our present - the Jefferson Memorial (we went to school at Jefferson in Philly) and the Washington Monument and proposed. I obviously said yes! After that he mimicked an episode from one of our favorite shows - How I Met Your Mother - and we went on a "2 minute Date" with all of our friends and family showing up at a different portion of the date! We finished the night off with an amazing party at a restaurant!
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.
Picking the venue for our wedding was a no-brainer! We had vacationed at The Breakers with my family and immediately knew that we would want to get married there! It is the most beautiful location! After settling on a date, we started looking for vendors. It was quite difficult with our schedules to go back and forth to Florida to meet our vendors, so we actually met our Photographer, Videographer, Hair and Makeup Artists, and even Wedding Coordinator the day before our wedding events began! As for our outfits - I had gone to India with my family to pick those out!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal lengha was actually the very first outfit I tried on! My family reached India ahead of time and had kept in mind all of the stores that they felt would we worth looking at again. As soon as I landed, we had lunch and went directly to one of the stores they had previously scoped out. The very first outfit I tried on ended up being the outfit I got married in! It was actually perfect - my entire family was there and it was the one outfit that every single person agreed on! I will say that I had set my mind on picking a non-traditional color for my bridal lengha, but somehow after I tried on that red and pink outfit - I couldn't stay away!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was planning with our families. We have lived away from home for almost a decade now - so we miss our families very much! I think the best part about planning our wedding was that we were constantly with our families! Whether it was shopping or food tasting or even dance practice - being surrounded by our loved ones was our favorite part!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I have danced my entire life and for that reason I knew my Sangeet was going to be very important to me. I planned a dance that started off with my family and transitioned into the entire bridal party. At the very end, Samir joined the dance and we finished with him lifting me up and the entire bridal party surrounding us. This is one moment that constantly replays in my mind! It was just perfect! This dance included every single person that I love! From my family to my friends to my new husband!
Excuse us while we hit replay! So much prettiness.