Being a bride keeps a gal pretty busy. Being a South Asian bride...well that's an entirely different story! Our weddings take I dos to an exponentially whole other level. Way more detail and planning and day of prepping and coordinating goes into it! That's exactly why today's brilliant bride has called upon Electric Karma International to help her keep her head from spinning. With an expert coordinator taking control of all the wedding day logistics, our bride has plenty less to worry about, and with a team of talented photographers like the Wedding Chasers, she's poised to have plenty of stunning and tangible memories to look back on. Hair and makeup artist Hilda Kershman Makeup Studio has given our bride a natural and dewy finish that truly enhances her inner Maharani. Her red orange and navy bridal lengha is enhanced with gold details and a gorgeous epaulette-like faux sleeve which is a spectacularly unique element and I love it. I'm also eyeing her amazing gold and ruby jewelry set. The necklace is a real jaw-dropper. Check out the complete gallery for more from this fantastic ceremony, including the baraat, with a handsome steed provided by Houston Wedding Horses. And while you're in there, make sure you take a look at the unforgettable pre-wedding celebrations that went down!
The bride, on how she met her Raja:
"I met him through a conference for work. I didn't like him when we first met but we became friends after working on several projects together. I would have to say after dating him for about 8 months it became pretty obvious this was going to be the real deal!"
Her romantic proposal story:
"He proposed to me on the side of a cliff on the grand canyon! He is super afraid of heights and couldn't put the ring on properly because he was holding onto the wall for fear of falling!"
On her wedding style:
"I honestly didn't know what colors I wanted. I was focused on making sure the food and music were the priority. Once that got taken care of myself and Therese (of Electric Karma International) sat down and we discussed that I wanted florals for all the center pieces and really have whites and blue accents. I wanted to keep things simple and elegant."
On choosing her dream bridal lengha:
"My cousin who lives in India has a manufacturing company that makes the clothes for Rocky S along with her own line. Thanks to her I was able to get all my clothes either from Rocky S or her own line. We went online brainstormed ideas and took different things from different looks as well as her creative mind helped with the process. The wedding and reception outfits were the two outfits were done by her own line."
On her hair and makeup:
"I had an opportunity to work with Hilda Kershman who was my make up and hair stylist. I had some thoughts and ideas that I pulled from Pinterest but I wanted to make sure I looked as natural as possible since I don't wear a lot of make up in my day to day activities. Along with her suggestions and the opinions of my sister and bridesmaid we were able to get two looks that I absolutely loved!"
Be right back, gals! Don't you go too far!