Happy Valentines Day, Maharanis! What a perfect way to end this fabulous week by bringing you a new highlight film that I am sure you will love. Let's take a look at Neha & Nishad's big Indian wedding celebration. A match made in heaven! First of all, let's thank heaven for such talented work from Aventography Photo & Video Studios, who created this fantastic film. Let's begin this incredible journey at the Sterling Banquet Hall, where the Sangeet took place. This was a magical time were at the rhythm of music and choreographies both families gathered to celebrate before the big day. We are swooning over the beauty of Neha, who looked incredibly gorgeous amidst every ritual and ceremony. She trusted her fashion needs to the style crew of Fashion Face, who created a magnificent look for her. The magical wedding ceremony was hosted at the perfect outdoors of The Gallery. This was an emotive moment that made everyone sigh. Once the ceremony concluded, everyone participated at the reception in a stunningly decorated hall by Deco Art at the Red Oak Ballroom and had and epic night with delicious food and a piece of phenomenal well-selected music provided by Dhol Beat International. Go ahead and click on play to relive this great moment, ladies!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Met him in Kansas City when I was visiting. The first weekend we spent together, we just connected and couldn't stop talking. It felt like I'd known him my entire life, I had this gut feeling he was "the one" but was afraid to admit it (never felt this way before about anyone). It was exciting and terrifying at the same time.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
10 letters, each hand delivered from the most special people in my life. Each letter contained 6 puzzle pieces. After receiving all 10 letter, I had to put together the 60 piece puzzle. The puzzle was a drawing (which he did himself) of my room and my brother's room. Leading me to the next clue, a lock hidden in my brother's room and a key hidden in my room. Inside were 3 scrolls, sending me on a treasure hunt. First scroll had a bus ticket from Houston to Austin. Second scroll had a map with a note of where in Austin I would be staying but with who was a surprise. Third scroll was a plane ticket from Austin to Washington DC. Finally an uber drive to the national arboretum leading me to the most epic proposal by my greatest treasure, the most incredible man ever.
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.
I wanted an outdoor wedding, which could be hard to achieve in Houston, TX but we looked at many locations and decided to pick two venues, one for a smaller intimate wedding ceremony and something bigger for the reception. Our overall experience was wonderful, at times it would become stressful but we reminded ourselves the only thing that matters was us getting married. We wanted a perfect marriage and having a perfect wedding was just a bonus.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wasn't able to go to India with my mom to pick out my own outfits. Instead my baby sister came to the rescue and went with my mom. I knew the color combination for each event and she worked ferociously to make my dreams come true. For the sangeet we wanted green and gold; wedding we wanted a velvet maroon and gold; reception sapphire blue and silver.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Most enjoyable part was doing it together. Most of the time brides make all the decision with little to no input from their grooms. I included my now husband, Nishad in every aspect to get his opinions and thoughts. He helped pick out our color combinations from the engagement to the reception. He was part of every weekly phone call with the coordinator. He came up with our hashtag. We even did our save the date cards together, I did the calligraphy and he did the artwork. Every step of the process we were a team.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The details of meaningful things. For example, at the wedding ceremony we had a program that illustrated the steps of a Hindu wedding in colorful artwork and explanations. At the reception, instead of having a traditional guest sign-in book we had our guest sign puzzle pieces.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle, smiling ear to ear starring at my best friend because we are finally getting MARRIED!
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.
Our families are incredible. At the sangeet they did a lip sync battle (bride vs groom), surprise family performances and speeches. At the reception both sides of the families got together and did an epic skit with a slideshow filled with pictures in the background. Nishad and I also surprised everyone with multiple dance performances.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Relax, i wont say don't stress because wedding especially South Asian wedding with multiple events is stressful BUT when the day comes just enjoy every moment and have fun with it. You are marrying your best friend and soulmate, the rest doesnt matter.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My last name is Singh and Nishad's is Rai so our hashtag is "singhintherain". Our cake was of a couple under an umbrella surrounded with rain.
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