Welcome back, ladies! The filmy time of the day is here, and as always, we are back with a shot of inspiration just for you. Today we are about to unveil the beauty surrounding Nikhita & Nand's wedding festivities. To begin this journey, we would like to take you to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, the ideal venue that hosted the spectacular wedding ceremony, and the unforgettable reception. Diwan by Design orchestrated every single detail of this wedding, making sure to accomplish every desire and to bring our lovely duo's vision to reality. I want to highlight the marvelous natural beauty that our gorgeous Maharani showcased the entire time. She trusted her beauty needs to the expertise of Cinderella Bridez, who created a ravishing look for her. Just splendid! And we can't forget to mention the beautiful Mehndi art designed by Henna by Jinal. Just marvelous! You will witness how every single guest enjoyed every part of this phenomenal event, like the delicious food served by Moghul Caterers, the sweet cake baked by Cake Life Bake Shop, and the floral arrangements by Wedding Design and Décor. Not to mention the phenomenal music played by DJ Sunny Entertainment, that along with Sangeet Entertainment and the live music from Ryan Tennis Music, turned this gala into a real party. You can enjoy the visual masterpiece created by The Santos and Co below. And if this is not enough, you can also admire their talent in today's gallery!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nand and I met 7 years ago on a dating app and started our relationship with 300 miles between us. We first met in a café half way between our NJ homes. This was just the beginning of a long series of dates during the summer of 2013 through which we got to know each other while Nand was in medical school in NYC and I was a fresh college graduate working in health policy. I fell for Nand's thoughtfulness, sharp mind, and serious drumming skills.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After 4 years of long distance, we moved in together to a cozy apartment in the heart of Boston. Nand proposed soon after in Princeton where we spent many formative moments of our relationship and I excitedly said yes! The beautiful proposal was followed by a sweet surprise dinner with all of the people we love the most - our parents, siblings, and grandparents. The ring is a simple, chic, personalized relic from, NYC-based jeweler, Zameer Kassam, who worked with Nand to integrate pieces of our love story into the ring itself. ZK also designed and customized our wedding bands.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved Nand's Broad Street Baraat! We shut down a city block outside of Philadelphia City Hall (S. Broad Street) for the Baraat - everyone loved seeing Nand on a horse and dancing to beats by dholi Nihaal Singh and DJ Raj Minocha.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Nand surprised me with a live band who played through our cocktail hour. Halfway through their set, Nand hopped on the drums and played two special songs with them. He's so talented and I'm his biggest fan!! Our guests loved hearing Nand play and so did I!
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 Sangeet was pretty epic- it was held on the top floor of high rise building with gorgeous view of Philly! I wanted the Sangeet to have a super modern/city vibe so we went with neutrals (white/cream/gold) as opposed to the traditional bright colors. I wore a navy blue lengha designed by my mom and Nand wore a navy blue bandh gala.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The most memorable part of our wedding was being surrounded by our closest friends and family members who came from near and far to celebrate our love. It's easy to get bogged down in the details of wedding planning so we tried to remind ourselves of the big picture! You're marrying the love of your life and that's what matters the most!
If we inspire you today, wait to see what we have prepared for you tomorrow. So visit us by then!