Welcome, Maharanis! Ready for a vibrant and unforgettable Indian wedding celebration in New York? This past summer, Maharani Maya wed the Raja of her dreams, Karan, at a wondrously wild wedding event at the Bronx Zoo, and every single delightful detail was captured by Priyanca Rao Photography! Check out this first set of striking photos of the happy couple and their ceremony! Our South Indian bride is rocking a stunning and bright sari in hot pink and aqua from Tulsi Silks, accented with traditional gold details. Her hair, by stylists from Glamsquad, and her makeup by beauty experts from Pucker, are absolutely pictured perfect in these bridal portraits too! Just wait until you see her reception gown by Frontier Heritage, it's ravishing. For now, make sure to check out all the incredible ceremony moments, plus some seriously romantic first look shots in the complete gallery!
From the bride, on what she enjoyed most about planning her dream wedding:
"I really enjoyed the hour long phone calls with my sister and mom every day, and doing everything for the wedding ourselves. There was something very fulfilling about it!"
On her wedding style:
"I wanted a wedding and reception that was simple and elegant. After many hours on Pinterest, I knew that I wanted my colors to be pink and gold. We had a small budget wedding and everything was DIY. With the help of my sister and my aunt (who is an event planner), we planned everything keeping the pink and gold theme in mind. We got married at the zoo, so I knew I wanted to incorporate animals in some way, that's how the idea for the tables and the escort cards came about."
On her bridal hairstyle:
"I knew I wanted my hair up and wanted to incorporate jasmine flowers in my hair so I spent a lot of time finding hairstyles I liked. Tiffany at Glamsquad was amazing and did my hair exactly as I had imagined."
Check back in later today for even more inspiring details from this South Indian wedding!