Kiran and JP’s big Sikh wedding film will leave you in complete awe! With a mixture of modern touches and endless traditional elements, this union is one of a kind! Kiran looked like royalty for her big day in a pink lehenga by Rimple and Harpreet Narula Couture and wore loads of jewels that gave her an elegant flair! SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani transformed our bride into a perfect Maharani with an incredible makeup that enhanced her natural beauty and completed her dreamy attire! To pay homage to the union, Design House Decor endowed the Cipriani Wall Street with an astonishing and classy décor that resembled the newlyweds’ reception outfits. Spin Singh Music provided all the right vibes and sounds that helped all the guests found their groove on the dance floor. To finish the reception on a high note, Kiran and JP cut a majestic cake designed by the baker experts of Empire Cake. Michael J. Scott Productions unveils all the best moments of this royal affair with the incredible highlight footage below!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was April of 2009 when Jp saw me at the Sikh Day Parade in NYC. He was traveling with his Staten Island Crew when he saw a glimpse of me at the parade. It was years later when I became friends with his sister and we started having sleepovers. Every time I would sleep over at his house, he would always come into his sister’s room just to offer ice cream to all of us or take us out for breakfast the next morning. Jp’s sister knew that Jp had a thing for me because he never offered to take her out for breakfast before or even ask her if she wanted ice cream at midnight. Over time, as we began to know each other more, he swept me off my feet and we fell madly in love.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Years after years, I continued to purchase dresses in anticipation of a proposal. I wanted to be prepared for the big day when JP would get down on his one knee and ask me to be his wife. I would try on new dresses randomly to make sure the dress was perfect for the proposal. However, Jp’s idea of a proposal was very different from mine. He did not put the ring on my finger until after the wedding. I KNOW! I GOT THE RING AFTER THE WEDDING! However, I loved every moment of it. It was not your typical proposal, but his unconventional ways of doing things were what attracted me to him in the first place.
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.
WOW! Where do I even begin. The wedding process was very long. It was a typical fat Punjabi wedding. I spent so many hours doing research before I even arrived in India to begin my wedding shopping. I went for the royal look for my big day. I knew I wanted to feel and look like a Maharani. It took me a total of six months to figure out which vendors would turn my dream into a reality.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
After traveling through various cities of Punjab and Delhi, I came across my lehnga at Rimple and Harpreet Narula’s boutique. It wasn’t until I tried on my dress and saw tears in my mother’s eyes that I knew that this was my dress for my big fabulous day.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
To be honest, every small experience was amazing. From trying on different types of jewelry to cake tasting, I enjoyed every single moment. The experience as a whole was a little stressful because I wanted everything to be perfect. I am glad that my family was involved in the planning process because I got my loved ones’ feedback. Because different family members were involved in a different selection of process, there was a lot of variety reflected at the wedding.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our wedding attires and they also enjoyed the delicious food. However, I must say that what made our wedding so fun was our family's happy go lucky attitude. Born into a Sikh family, all our relatives were fun loving people who knew how to party. Everyone felt welcomed to each one of the events because we treated each guest as a family member. Also, since our wedding lasted for ten days, the guests were entertained for the whole time.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I constantly think about our photo shoot session, because that was the only time during the wedding when Jp and I got to spend time alone away from hundreds of guests. We were able to bond on our special day while walking through the gardens and posing for pictures. It felt as if the world around us went silent as we looked into each other's eyes and visualized the future.
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 were lucky to have our mothers, sisters and aunts prepare special performances for the sangeet. All the ladies took time out of their tight schedule to rehearse Gidha, traditional Punjabi Folk dance. Along with the performances, we had our uncles and aunts sing boliyan, traditional Punjabi Folk songs, to make our events more memorable. The décor for both sangeets was inspired by the atmosphere in Punjab. From rickshaws to autos and from chudiyan to parande were all incorporated in the décor.
In regards to the reception, we wanted a modern, classy décor for the event. The color scheme for the décor resembled our reception outfits. Since the reception took place in the downtown of Manhattan, we wanted the décor to be bold yet classy.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My only advice to Brides- To- Be is just be happy on your special day. Don’t worry about the small details or get upset over unexpected delays. Have a smile on your face, because at the end of the day you are blessed to be marrying the man of your dreams.
See you tomorrow, loves!
Hair & Makeup: SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani | Cinematography: Michael J. Scott Productions | Photographer: Nadia D. Photography | Sangeet Venue: Sterling Decor | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Cultural Society Gurdwara | Reception Venue: Cipriani Wall Street | Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | Floral & Decor (Sangeet): Wedding Design | DJs: Spin Singh Music | Bridal Fashions: Rimple and Harpreet Narula Couture | Cake & Treats: Empire Cake | Mehndi Artists: Henna For All | Men's Formalwear & Tuxedos: Tom Ford | DJ - Pre Wedding Events: Official Rokit Beats | Hair (Reception): Gina Marie Hairstylist | Makeup (Reception): Teresa K. Beauty