Happy Wednesday my lovely Maharanis! So overjoyed to share with this exquisite Indian wedding who just so happens to be one of the co-founders of Borrow It Bindaas captured by Matei Horvath Photography! We join our charming couple at their stunning pink draped mehndi party decorated with umbrellas and even a mini bazaar where our Indian bride, Siddhi shows off her freshly intricate designed mehndi'd hands expertly crafted by Henna By Rupal! Siddhi is ravishing in her hot pink and gold pre-wedding sari complimenting her makeup look featuring a dramatic metallic smokey eye by the experts at Beauty By NG Nida Gazi! Our couple then dashes off to their sangeet meticulously planned and designed by SheerRomance who made sure there was a seamless transition. Their Bollywood inspired sangeet decorated by the experts at Ethnic Essence Couture Events was nothing short of a night of bollywood magic was extra special for the couple as that it was inspired by how Ashish proposed—see how romantic the two are during their previously featured engagement shoot! The lovebirds made sure their guests were well taken care of with the help of Blue Lotus Insights who handled all their guests services and wedding concierge as well catered too with delicious food prepared by S3 Catering. The celebration continues with a sunset cruise for their after party festivities! Be sure to take a look at all the beautifully dolled faces of the bridal party by Dolled up by Lulu at the upcoming ceremony while taking a gander at the full gallery for more images of all the pre-wedding celebrations and ceremonies!
Our Maharani Siddhi on how she met her Raja:
"Ashish and I were introduced to each other through his sister in law; from our first conversation onwards everything flowed so seamlessly. We just understood each other, and our values and interests were very similar. We both have a lot of love for our families, bollywood films and love to explore new restaurants and activities to do! I would say by the second or third time we met; I just had a feeling that he was the one for me. With Ashish there is no shortage of laughs, he brings out the best in me, and he makes me enjoy each moment by just being a part of mine. I truly admire his kindness, strength, and most of all his humor. It sounds cliche but he did make me the happiest girl when he asked me to marry him. The icing on the cake is how great our families get along with each other; we can all spend hours talking, laughing and just hanging out with each other. It all truly is the perfect fit!!"
On the romantic proposal:
"The proposal was a complete surprise and swept me off my feet! I was guided to the beach by a pathway of rose petals to find a beautiful canopy of market lights, rose petals and candles with a projector in front of me and a seat with a cozy blanket. It was just past sunset on a September night so the weather was perfect and the stars were shining bright. I hit play and the movie began on the projector and in true bollywood fashion with a fun story line, song and action sequence; Ashish created a movie detailing his journey of how he knew I was the one, and of course every romantic movie ends with a chase and at the end of the movie he appeared in person and got down on one knee and popped the question! I was so ecstatic and it truly was the perfect proposal in true bollywood fashion! And the best part was our friends and family were on standby and joined us on the beach with champagne and dinner and we all watched the film together. It was such a beautiful start to our journey!"
On her wedding style:
"When we were working through each event, we realized that we wanted each of the 7 events to have its own unique element with different color palettes, decor elements, and food; we wanted our family and friends to be transformed each time! Our Mata Ki Chowki really represented our family's Kolkata roots and the majestic images of Ganpati, and the Durga Goddess really added special character to the home; along with the elegant gold and pearl torans hanging in the space. For the Mehendi Bazaar we transformed the space with umbrellas from Jaipur that we had hanging upside down, beautiful pink draping, and a mini bazaar set up with bags, bindis, DIY rangoli boxes for the guests to take home! All of our home events were truly transformed with 3D sounds amazing lighting and sound throughout. For the Sangeet both Ashish and I are HUGE bollywood film buffs so we absolutely knew we wanted to incorporate our love for it into our Sangeet. We had a cocktail hour with a large screen behind our circular bar playing reels from our favorite films, we bought mini rickshaws from Delhi that served as the center pieces, and each table overlay was a collage of our favorite films, and the rickshaw entrance blew everyone away! For the Wedding ceremony I knew I wanted minimal florals as I really wanted the Mandap to be the star of the event, I envisioned a beautiful ivory structure with red and gold touches to complement my bridal lengha. Ethnic Essence made a bridal runway a mandap a bride can only dream of. The gold sequin touch on the bridal runway and mandap really enhanced the beautiful ivory structure that they created. For the reception the inspiration of the entire event worked around my custom made Red Ball Gown; we built the theme of the cocktail hour areas and the ballroom all around this inspiration with an elegant gold archway guiding guests to a step & repeat, digital escort screens, unique appetizers and gold tufted bars where guests enjoyed specialty "khara" "shah" themed drinks. The colors, florals, star drop walls, ice bar, gold mirror dance floor and overall style around the event was truly unique and stayed true to a starry night, hollywood, vintage theme. It was SO magical!"
I'll catch you back here for the fabulous wedding ceremony and reception!