Welcome back, Maharanis! I am so excited about today's feature film because I'm sure you are going to be absolutely smitten by it, I tell you that! Remember Mona & Shashank's wedding gala? Of course you do, such a gorgeous couple cannot be forgotten that easily here in Maharani Weddings, especially when they are overflowing with style. The San Jose Marriott was the white canvas that hosted this vivid vision and the couple couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate their milestone. This gorgeous Maharani, beautifully dolled up by Rosheen Ahmadi, shone like the true Indian princess she is. The style and fabric of her sarees were indeed a highlight for me. Some summery vibes on this chic bride! The excellence of Lin & Jirsa Photography is once again here for us to enjoy and what a film they have today! So, come, take a look and dance along Desi Jammers Entertainment beats, that for sure, will leave you wanting for more. Let's get to it!


How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Shashank and I met 10 years ago at UC Irvine, at first I don't think either one of us realized where we would end up. Our relationship was long distance for the majority of the time after graduating from UC Irvine. I knew he was the one very early on in our relationship, but what solidified it was the support and encouragement he gave me while we were long distance. The last year before he proposed to me, I was out of state for the majority of the time on my rotations and Shashank came and helped me move into each place I went to, and came to visit me and made me feel like I had a piece of home with me. 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal day was a day I will never forget! I thought Shashank and I were going out of town to celebrate his birthday. Shashank said he booked us a couple's massage however when we went to the spa the lady said it was only a massage for me and I was so confused, but I thought maybe he just surprised me with a massage, because I had recently finished up all my exams and submitted my information to get my board certification for Optometry. After my massage, I got back to our hotel room to see rose petals directing me to a dress, jewelry, purse, shoes laid out for me on the bed. There were notes throughout the room, one of them mentioned, "be ready by 6:15 pm, your special transportation crew will be here to pick you up". When I got ready I heard a knock on my door and it was my mom and sisters ready to pick me up. It was so meaningful and important for me to them being there with me. They drove me down to Pebble Beach where Shashank was waiting for me. He walked me down near the water and had hired photographers that looked like tourists to capture everything. Before Shashank was even done with his speech to ask me to be his wife I kept saying YES YES YES, I was so ready to be his fiance and eventually his wife!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests loved our decorations by Raofactor, so many people were shocked when they saw our mandap, it was so neat that everyone danced under it during the reception. At the reception, we had mini donuts made by Swell Little Donuts and so many people loved those as well. 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
So ever since Shashank proposed to me, all I was determined to do was to have an entrance video that captured our humor and love for one another. I wanted the video to be Bollywood theme so I created a script and we brought it to life. The video came out better than expected and we had some bloopers. It was so hard for me to keep that entrance video as a secret, but it was totally worth it because all the guests were not expecting that and they were just laughing the entire time. We played the video before we came out of the reception and it was a hit!
Here are the attachments of our entrance videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccxDf6m4oG4&t=11s
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Please enjoy all aspects of your wedding. I feel like with our wedding although we had condensed it down to cut out some events I was still overwhelmed and stressed out until the reception. Then, before I knew it, the whole weekend was over, I am so thankful that our wedding highlight video came out, it's so great that I can relive that weekend, but in retrospect I wish I just let go and enjoyed every aspect from the beginning because the reality is, there is only so much you do, so just sit back and soak in every moment because the wedding will fly by so fast. Highlight Video:  https://vimeo.com/299893710


Stick around, ladies, more to come! 

South Indian
Venues: San Jose Marriott | DJ: Desi Jammers Entertainment | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Sangeet Venue: India Community Center (ICC) | Planning & Design: Nirali Shah Events | Florist: Raofactor | Hair & Makeup: Rosheen Ahmadi | Catering: Peacock Indian Restaurant | Baraat Horse: Prince Horse Rental - Bay Area Baraat Horse | Desserts: Swell Little Donuts | Cinematography: Lin & Jirsa Photography