We're at the gorgeous Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, ready to see the magnificent walima Dreams to Reality planned for our lovely couple, Mediha and Bilal! With delicious catering by Sabri Nihari and a whole room full of desserts, there was no end to the tasty treats to eat at this sensational Pakistani wedding! The entire venue was also adorned with beautiful flowers and decorations by Dreams to Reality; we especially adored the glittering centerpieces covered with fresh flowers and crystals! To see all the amazing details, check out Gaciel Santana Photography's fabulous photos below and in the full gallery!
Maharani Mediha on choosing her bridal outfit:
"I knew I wanted to wear pink as it is not only my favorite color but also would compliment what I had in mind for the event decor. Instead of a lengha I had decided on a long flowy dress. With the help of a friend I was able to get a hold of the designer I wanted to hire to design my one-of-a-kind wedding dress. I was able to achieve the perfect pink with the perfect amount of bling and elegance. I had spent much time browsing the internet but I knew inside I wanted to design my own dress with the help of my favorite designer."
On the most magical moment of the wedding:
"The most magical moment was walking into the wedding hall with Bilal and seeing all our family and friends applaud and welcome us. Walking in to the dreamy venue and see everything come together perfectly was the most enchanting moment."
On her hair and makeup:
"I worked with a makeup artist to achieve the subtle yet glowy pink look I was hoping for. Since my head would be covered I opted for a simple updo and went for an eastern princess look with a headpiece."
On how her family helped:
"My in-laws helped tremendously in arranging the event especially arranging the most wonderful caterers to come down to Orlando from Chicago and to use hotel property to cook and prepare our dream menu. Also, we were able to use multiple areas of the resort to host the appetizer and dessert."
On the venue:
"We had picked Gaylord Palms Resort because of its ambiance and elegance. The resort was able to provide us a separate hall to set up an extravagant and unique dessert lounge. The dessert lounge had several different from macaroons to fresh fruits to Indian/Pakistani desserts, both local and flown in from New York."
We hope you enjoyed this fantastic Pakistani wedding as much as we did, Maharanis! We'll be back with another dazzling shaadi tomorrow!