Good morning, Maharanis! We headed to the middle of this fabulous week, and the filmy time of this fantastic day is here! Today we are pleased to present all the beauty that surrounded Kosha & Nigam's wedding celebration. Today we can enjoy a visual masterpiece created by the enormous talent crew from Joseph Minasi Studios, who made sure to capture every emotion and detail of this spectacular gala. The exclusive Crest Hollow Country Club and the Grand Legacy Castle witnessed the promise of eternal love between our lovely duo. Elegant Affair was responsible for beautifying the gala. And let me tell you that they did an outstanding job creating a marvelous environment for each celebration. Everyone enjoyed every detail of the wedding celebration, but what made them sigh and took their breath away was Kosha, our gorgeous Maharani. She trusted her beauty needs to Heena Das Beauty, who created a dreamy makeup and hairstyle for her, endowing her with a royalty look that we loved so much. Just lovely. If you are in the pursuit of inspiration, you are in the right place, as today, your motivation and expectation will increase while you fill your heart with tons of inspiring ideas for your dream wedding event. So don't think twice and click the play icon below! You'll love it.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nigam and I met on a December evening celebrating our best friend’s birthday 12 years ago. While timing was always an issue, we managed to consistently meet every December. Finally, when our lives aligned I could see he was more than a handsome and charming man, his actions revealed how kind and generous he truly is. We took the time to become best friends and to love one another, now I can honestly say I married by best friend.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was unforgettable! It was my 30th birthday and Nigam had made me believe we are meeting friends for a brunch in Brooklyn, NY. He suggested the uber driver to pull over at the beginning of the NYC side of the bridge. When I asked why, he mentioned “it’s a beautiful day, lets walk across the bridge.” Of course my first thought was, “you want me to walk across the bridge…in heels?!” Shortly after, staring at the NYC skyline, he proposed. As soon as I looked up, both sets of parents and our close friends greeted us with excitement. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better…Nigam, with the help of our family and friends, surprised me with a huge after party. Nigam and I believe that all monumental moments in life should be celebrated with the people you love, and that’s exactly how this proposal transpired.
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.
We wanted a wedding so memorable, it would be an event to talk about for years to come. My father had the most creative and innovative ideas, my father in law always put our guests’ wishes first, and our moms always keeping us happy and healthy. With the help of Artistic Affairs, our planning dreams were put into a reality. Our vendors were all incredible, hard working, and exceeded all of our expectations.
Venue: The Legacy Castle
Decor: Elegant Affairs
Hair and Makeup: Heena Das Beauty
DJ: DJ USA
Lighting: Visual Comet
Outfits: Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre, and Sabyasachi
Entertainment: Aerial Acrobat Entertainment
Photographer: Charmi Pena
Cinematographer: Joseph Minasi Studios
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I’ve always known I was not going to wear the traditional bridal red. I wanted an outfit that was decadent and fun. I chose to customize my bridal lengha with Anita Dongre; I kept a pink and gold theme and threw in a pop of green to match with the groom’s sherwani.
It was very important for me to represent all the generations of strong beautiful women in my family on my wedding day. Therefore, my jewelry was one of my favorite parts that helped complete my bridal outfit. I wore the same pancha sankla my mother wore at her wedding, and a gold chandan har that was gifted to me by my late grandmother.
As part of my wedding gift, my closest girlfriends and sister in law gifted me my wedding shoes for the week. The most incredible pair of Christian Louboutins and Jimmy Choos. I couldn’t feel my feet by the end of the week…but I sure felt like a princess!!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was definitely the time we spent with our families. The process in general is extremely tough and meticulous. We spent almost every free weekend driving to different parts of NY and NJ, meeting with multiple different vendors. I have to say, it was all worth it when you can see the excitement and joy on our families’ faces. All decisions were made with pride and love knowing that each of them just wanted the best for us. It helped that every trip ended with a delicious meal and a large bottle of wine!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The uniqueness of it all! Our theme was royal and regal; we used a traditional inspiration with a modern twist. Every detail from the venue, to the decor, to the food selection maintained this theme. Most importantly, we made each event about the guests! The bar and buffet never closed, the music never stopped, each event was an endless party.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entire week felt like I was living in a dream that went by in a blink of an eye! One moment that replayed in my mind was when Nigam and I took a second to ourselves. It was the morning before the wedding where he pulled me aside and said, “take in this moment, everyone we know and love will be in one place to celebrate us, this will truly be the best moment of our lives.” Taking those 5 minutes with your soon to be groom, realizing it is all for us…it’s a magical feeling that you will never forget.
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.
Planning/Invitations/Week of Coordinator: Artistic Affairs
Engagement Ceremony: Theme was winter wonderland
Venue: The Garden City Hotel
Catering: Chef Anand
DJ: DJ USA
Decor: Design House Decor
Mehndi: Simple, yet elegant with loads of colors
Venue: Wind Watch Country Club
Mehndi: Madhavi Dalal
Decor: House of Dipali
Catering: Wind Watch Country Club
DJ: DJ USA
Paan: The Paanwala
Entertainment: Soormay Bhangra Group
Sangeet/ Garba: We chose a theme of hot air balloons to bring in color in whimsical twist
Venue: Crest hollow country club
Live Band: Medley Entertainment
Decor: House of Dipali
Entertainment: AATMA Performing Arts
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every moment of it! The planning process is extremely difficult and at times beyond stressful, but just know it all flies by in a flash! This is the only time in your life where all the people you love will be in the same place celebrating you, so just expect some parts to go wrong and pay attention to all the parts that went right!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
A portion of our wedding gifts were donated to the Gift of Life Foundation. Our donation provided lifesaving cardiac treatments for two children in India. While it is a small gesture, reaching to out to the community is a great way to keep your beautiful moments memorable throughout your life.
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