It's time to reveal what Union3 Events Productions planned for Shafali and Collin's phenomenal fusion wedding reception! The celebration was held at the beautiful Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, which looked even more spectacular than usual with decor from L'Ambiance, florals from Succulents and Saffron and rentals from Davinci Florist! Of course, no amazing event is complete without delicious food, and IndAroma satisfied every guest with ultra delectable dishes! Check out the highlights below, and see all the incredible details Photographick Studios captured in the full gallery!
Maharani Shafali on choosing her lenghas:
"I went to India in January with my family and Collin. I knew I wanted to look like a very traditional bride, so I went with a burgundy lengha. Let's just say, I tried on 37 lengha's and the one I wore to the ceremony was the last one I tried on! 6 hours later, I had found the one!
With my ceremony lengha being a bold color, I wanted the reception outfit to be completely different. I decided to stick with the elegant theme of the reception and wear a champagne colored saree."
On the most magical moment of the wedding:
"The most magical part to me was when Collin unveiled my choora and touched it to his eyes and kissed it. Although he is American, he understood the significance of the choora and showed that to every guest there."
On the first dance song:
"We danced to Gerua. We picked it because it was playing everywhere in India and we both loved it. I explained the meaning of the song to him and that was it!"
On her hair and makeup:
"I wanted my ceremony look to be extremely traditional.. bold eyes, dark lips, hair up with a center part. It was exactly how I wanted to look! The reception I wanted to have bold eyes, but definitely a softer look to match the outfit."
On how her family contributed:
"We had a tremendous amount of family help. Family flew in from Europe and India, without them it wouldn't have been the same. My parents flew in two chefs from Germany to take care of the events at the house for the week. We had 35-40 people staying at our house all week and everyday was a party!"
Final thoughts from the bride:
"I couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out! We had a traditional American wedding 6 days before the Indian. A huge thank you to Union 3 Events."
Have a fabulous day, Maharanis! We'll be back tomorrow with another fantastic fusion wedding!