Hello, Maharanis! Today we're bringing you Arnaz and David's Indian fusion wedding, held at Le Bam Studio Designer Weddings! For the nikkah, our lovely Indian bride wore a sublime white and cream colored lengha sari, which she paired with jewelry covered with diamonds and pearls. Her makeup was by Soniya Kaur and featured glittering eyeshadow and baby pink lips, which went perfectly with the soft colors of her lengha. Manisha Mehndi created a fantastic mehndi design for the Maharani's hands and feet, using intricate lace-inspired details that went seamlessly well with the Indian bride's lengha. This Modern Love Photography captured all these details in the sweet first look portraits of the adorable couple, and to see more, visit the full gallery!
Maharani Arnaz on meeting her Raja:
"I was in Macon for a year for work. I am a nurse in the emergency room and he was a paramedic in Macon at that time. We started talking on my last day at work and started dating shortly after that. There was never a time that I had a doubt; however, the first time I saw him play with my nephew and enjoy spending time with my family: that was when I felt very confident that he was the one."
On her wedding style:
"I wanted it to represent both me and David. Instead of the regular Indian reception where everything -- food, dancing and speeches -- is in one big space, I wanted something that all types of guests would enjoy. My sister found Le Bam Studios. The venue and decoration was very American, the food and traditions were Indian and then the entertainment was a mix. We did have the traditional pink and orange colors and a lot of glitter."
On her favorite part of planning:
"Seeing everything coming together was the best part. You have a vision and then you vendor takes that vision and makes it a reality. It's hard to get exactly what you want but then after a long search you find the perfect match: outfit, jewelery, cake, venue; all the work you put in is then worth it."
On her bridal fashions:
"I spent a lot of hours on lehenga. I wanted something red. I would like certain parts of different lehengas. I went to one designer first but it did not work out. I couldn't get my ideas across and I was not excited. My sister was also wedding shopping so she found Surrinder Bedi on Facebook. We went through a couple lehengas I liked online and she designed one for me. It was like she read my mind and put in on a paper. The outfit for my nikaah was also equally difficult to find. White is not my color and I was looking for sarees. My sister was out shopping at Global Mall and Salima at Elaan showed her the new lehenga saree she had. My mom and sister called me right away in the middle of her wedding shopping. They told me I needed to leave everything right away and come try that outfit. And that's how I found my nikaah outfit."
Up next we'll have the amazing reception!