Good morning, sunshines! Today, have a bevy of the most beautiful wedding portraits ever! Maharani Saba and her Raja Zohaib recruit Craig Obrist Photography for some epic engagement portraits where they have some holi fun. I love these playful shots! Our bride-to-be then classes it up for the pre-wedding festivities in gorgeous ensembles including a chic emerald mehndi outfit that shows off her henna designs by Beauty You Deserve and a stunning navy and cream lengha! She definitely does not disapppoint in the fashion department! I'll be at the gallery soaking up all this stellar style!
From the bride, on how she met "the one":
"Zohaib and I met at a mutual friends dinner event. One of the things that really stood out about Zohaib was how he wanted to be friends before anything else. It was refreshing to see someone who wanted to get to know me before they showed any interest. I can't say there was one particular moment that made me realize he was "the one". There were multiple moments and there continues to be moments that reassures Zohaib is the one for me."
On the engagement story:
"My husband worked with my sister and brother-in-law and came up with a plan for us to take a trip to Las Vegas. My sister said they needed a vacation and wanted Zohaib and I to join them. Of course, it was Zohaib's plan all along. On the second day we were there, we took a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon which is where Zohaib proposed to me. There was a decorated canopy and lunch that followed. The following three days were planned to the T by Zohaib and each day was catered to me and things I love to do."
On help from family and friends:
"Honestly, if it wasn't for our friends and family, no matter how much time and effort Zohaib and I put into our wedding, it wouldn't have been remotely close to what it was. From my mother, who made sure all the traditions and ceremonies were done properly, to my father and brothers who built "the throne" for me to sit on for the Pithi, down to my sister and family from Orlando who made sure the entertainment during the 5-day event was spectacular. All the decoration efforts for the mendhi and sangeet and the setup for the reception was led by the entire Kachra Krew and my friends and cousins. I can't forget to mention our friend, Asma who led the coordination efforts for all 5 days and the wedding would've literally fallen apart if it weren't for her."
On a standout vendor:
"I want to give a shout out to someone I probably hassled the most during the wedding: Yasmin Chinoy at Finishing Touches Decor. She did my engagement decor as well so she is well aware of how picky I am. Of course when it came to the wedding I was a little more than picky. I was very set in my ways on how I wanted it but I have to hand it to her, she did phenomenal and I was very happy with how the hall looked."
Next up, these lovebirds get hitched and celebrate!