What's better than white winters? Why, winter's with a pop of shaadi colors! Divya and Mohit add some bright colors to their winter with a Sikh wedding celebration in Glen Cove, New York, and Ting Yi Photography documented the vibrant event beautifully in this bonus Filmy feature! The adorable duo tied the knot at their local Gurdwara, where the blushing Sikh bride wore a red lengha with touch of indigo details. Zara Henna worked her magical mehndi skills on Maharani Divya, and GlowZee flawlessly styled her wedding day hair and makeup to perfection. Once the newlyweds exchanged I dos, they partied in style at the Garden City Hotel, where Stylish Events decked out the post-ceremony venue with fabulously phenomenal floral and decor details and Divya rocked a green and sherbert orange reception lengha from Queen's Couture in Amritsar. From start to finish, this wedding film will have you grinning from ear-to-ear!
Maharani Divya, on her wedding style:
"I didn't have a color palette in mind. I did know I wanted rich/deep colors. With the wedding being in February, I thought lots of candles and flowers would add to the "warm" vibe I was going for. We settled for lots of blue, green, reds to accentuate the decor in the hotel."
On shopping for her wedding lenghas:
"My mom and I met up with my aunt in Amritsar for a 10 day shopping trip. We tried to be mentally prepared for long shopping days, and even the chance of NOT finding what I wanted. Surprisingly, by day 2 we walked into Queens Couture in Amritsar and found both my outfits within the first 30min.
The lengha for the Gurdwara was not the typical red that most brides wear, and it had a hint of dark purple that contrasted perfectly. And if that color combination wasn't enough, the train won me over! It was a great twist of American/Indian culture.
Mohit loves me in green, so my reception lengha had to have green in it. I loved the style of my reception lengha. I wanted deep/rich colors for the evening. I didn't think it was something commonly seen. I knew both my friends and family wouldn't expect me to wear either outfit so I knew both were the perfect choice."
On her hair and makeup:
"I worked with Zee from GlowZee to help me with the looks for the wedding day. I know I wanted to accentuate my eyes for both events, and I wanted a contrast between the two looks. I had never done an "up" do so I knew I wanted to have that for the evening. Zee did a fantastic job of giving me what I wanted but also making sure it suited my outfit and my face!"
On the role that family and friends played:
"My family was instrumental in planning the wedding. My mom and my aunts helped make sure I did all the rituals/customs that I could do. My father made sure all the guests were greeted with drinks and food, especially during the reception. My cousins helped me getting dressed- made sure not only that the jewerly was on tight but so was the lengha!"
On her mehndi artist:
"Zara did everyones henna for the wedding. I knew she would be perfect when I went to her house for a trial. She was patient with me and all the questions I had. More so, at the sangeet she was a huge hit, even convinced some of the guys to try on the mehndi."
On her venue:
"Garden City Hotel is a beautiful venue in itself but what sold us was how we knew our guests would be greeted and treated as the night went on."
Additional thoughts from the bride:
"I wanted to do a unique cake topper, so I went on etsy.com and found a baker in Michigan who replicates the bride & groom. We sent pictures of ourselves a month or so prior to the event and she created the topper out of clay. It was something I hadn't seen at weddings I had gone to before, and it became a little keepsake item for me and my husband."
Have an amazing weekend, my dears! We'll see you on Monday for more Maharani magic!