We meet our Indian bride as she makes a wardrobe change for the wedding reception! She changes into her navy blue and hot pink reception lengha with gold details by Tarjani Couture while Oscar swaps her subtle makeup look for a more dramatic and eyecatching reception makeup look for the evening to compliment her free flowing curls! Dawid Bilski Photography beautifully captures the dynamic duo for their reception portraits before heading off to the evenings festivities! Shaili envisioned the wedding reception with a neutral palette of blushes, ivory, gold and black to show off the architecture of the Spanish Hills Country Club as was not disappointed! The white and baby pink floral arrangements against the warmth of the fireplace sets such a romantic scene for the night! As Shaili and Harik dance together for the first time as husband and wife you can see the undying love between them! After indulging in their impeccably decorated wedding cake adorned with cascading pink roses, the lovebirds are ready to dance the night away! See the full gallery for more of the ravishing wedding reception!
The bride on a few special moments:
"There were so many, but I will try to limit them to a few that I can remember. The first time I saw him, as I walked out to greet him during the var mala and put a garland on him. There was a long walkway where I saw him at the end, standing in the center and, though he was surrounded by all his groomsmen, friends and baraat, all I could see was him.
I didn't truly feel like a bride until, after the var mala, I went back to the dressing room to put on my veil and prepare for my walk down the aisle. As my bridesmaids helped me put on my veil while I looked into the mirror, it suddenly hit me that I was the bride, I was finally marrying the love of my life and the wedding finally felt real!
Another moment was when we were in the car driving back to the hotel after the vidai during the first few minutes alone of our marriage, we just looked at each other. It was sinking in that we were now a married couple and I remember thinking to myself "oh my god, he's now your husband, you JUST got used to calling him your fiance!". We were so overwhelmed that we were finally married, we couldn't say anything, and just sat there holding hands and looking at each other for a few seconds.
This isn't a magical moment per se, but one of the most memorable was definitely while the priest was preparing for the next ritual, my brother and my cousin took a selfie with us on the mandap, which our wonderful photographer caught on camera!"
On a special song:
"We danced to Jeena Jeena from Badlapur. When we were looking at options for our first dance song, we came across this one and we both automatically fell in love with the lyrics and the sweet nature of the song. It seemed to perfectly define our relationship."
On the special details:
"All of our friends and family worked so hard to help pull off each event. We decided not to hire a wedding planner and, though it was hectic, we felt like the wedding was made even more special with the close involvement of aunties and uncles and family members who we loved. We will never forget all the hard work they put in to help create the wedding of our dreams!
We had a decorator to design our mandap for the ceremony, but for my mehndi and haldi ceremonies, my dad designed and built a mandap from scratch for me to sit in and take pictures and surprised me with his plan a few days before the wedding. He built a "trial" mandap months before the wedding in the garage and then stayed up late the night before my mehndi to recreate it and have it perfected before the mehndi artist came to start applying mehndi on my hands. He put such detail and thought into the construction that all of our guests asked which designer came and built this in our house. It was very special for me that he created something so beautiful for me from his heart."
I'll catch you back here Maharanis for the next wedding extravaganza!