Welcome to your inspiration corner on the web, ladies! Today, it is time for a gorgeous gala coming to us from Birmingham, Alabama, and this one is a no-miss! The team of Light Cannon Films was there to store for the ages everything that went on at The Sterling Castle for the ceremony and then at The Hyatt Regency – The Wynfrey Hotel for the styled fueled reception. The entire gala was planned and designed by none other than Red and Gold Events. That can already give a clue on how amazing this was! Our Maharani Shalini came out looking out of this world as you can imagine, that also thanks to Gunn Glamour Hair, Makeup, & Bridal and Horizon Henna with the enchanting mehndi design. We can't forget about the masters of the dance floor. DJ Riz Entertainment's team once again made their presence know and curated a playlist to die for! So, ladies hit play below for all the glitter and get those ideas going!


How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We wanted a summer outdoor wedding so I decided a bold pink/magenta would be the perfect shade to complement the occasion. I traveled to India to do my wedding shopping with my parents and sister-in-law. Unfortunately, the shade I had in mind was not in fashion in New Delhi at the time I was shopping so I had to use my imagination and take a leap of faith with the lengha I chose as it was in a light grey shade. The store showed me a fabric in the exact shade I wanted and promised they could make the dress in the color I wanted. Thankfully it worked out wonderfully and I'm glad I took the risk!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of the planning process was how it brought me closer to Anupam and my family. We all spent lots of time chatting on the phone about every little decision and everyone pitched in to help. It meant the world how invested everyone was in making sure our special day was truly unforgettable.  
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the wedding venue, Sterling Castle! It was an outdoor venue with a castle, a lake, and a beautiful reception hall. Misty and Victor, the owners of Sterling Castle, did a phenomenal job transforming the venue into a tropical paradise with beautiful flowers and pineapples flown in from all over! They also decorated the pergola overlooking the lake into a lovely mandap for us to get married under. 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start as early with the planning as you can. Book the major vendors ASAP because the good ones get booked fast, especially on a long weekend! Enjoy the process and ask for help from your family and friends. Chances are they will actually love to help with some of the decisions. Don't fight with your fiancé(e) about wedding details because it isn't worth it. What matters most is that you enjoy the celebrations and cherish the memories with your family and friends. And invest in an amazing photographer and videographer because they will help capture those memories so you can treasure them forever!
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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Gunn Glamour Hair, Makeup, & Bridal | Planning & Design: Red and Gold Events | Catering: Bawarchi Biryanis - Atlanta | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Photography: Jashim Jalal Studios | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel | Ceremony Venue: The Sterling Castle | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency – The Wynfrey Hotel | Reception & Sangeet Decoration: Mandap World | Ceremony Decoration: The Sterling Castle | Reception Catering: Taj India | Baraat: Nottingham Shire and Carriage for Hire LLC | Dhol: Dhol by Jaskaran | Cake & Treats: Indulge Sweet Shoppe | Event Lighting & Mirror Photo Booth Rental: Platinum Ent DJ