Pooja & Rajiv’s reception was a testament to the fact that colors add spark to a wedding. We were in awe of the red illumination, the Chiavari chairs, complementary blooms, and crystal additions to the tables and the stage, all done by Rangoli Decor. Speaking of, the intricate floral archway, and the darling floral wall behind the couple’s seating was a sight to behold! Rajiv in his spiffy cobalt blue suit accentuated with a red boutonniere, and Pooja in an embroidered dull gold ensemble, looked ravishing! Despite the challenging, low-lit environment, Manish & Sung Photography excelled at capturing stellar shots of the event. Guests sure had a gala time with the magic show put up by Berlin Talent, and relished the presumably scrumptious cake from Carlo’s Bakery’s. As the reception was the last event of their wedding bash, the couple decided to go all out with a bang. “Rajiv decided to fly out RDB’s Manj Musik, who surprised our guests and kept the party going until the wee hours of the morning”, recollected Pooja. Their wedding party may have ended, but you can restart it by joining us over at the gallery!
As promised, here's our conversation with Maharani Pooja, about her big day:
Do you have a super romantic proposal story or engagement memory?
Rajiv and I have spent almost every weekend together since we met; whether it be at my family's house in Long Island or his in Jersey. He had asked whether my brother and I would be interested in going on a boat ride with his brother in law and sister who were looking to buy a yacht. Of course I immediately said yes! While sailing into the sunset, Rajiv's nephews approached me with a wooden box and said, "Pooja mami we have something for you!", which had a dozen frosted home baked cupcakes by Rajiv and his cousins, that read "Will you marry me?" I immediately turned around and in front of me was Rajiv down on one knee and the freedom tower behind me. Rajiv had gotten a 3 story NYC penthouse overlooking the Hudson with a private rooftop. As the elevator opened into our apartment, I walked in to find dozens of rose petals, pictures and a room fully decorated and personalized for me. On the window hung 3 dresses for me to choose from for my next surprise. As I changed and walked up to the rooftop, I was surprised by 75 of our closest family and friends. The summer rooftop party continued into the wee hours of the night with catered food, including platters and Kati roll, Rajiv's friend Dhaval DJ-ing, our own personal bar tenders, an open dance floor and most importantly our family. What I appreciate the most is that Rajiv subtly paid attention to everything I enjoyed, my hobbies , my interests and incorporated all of those elements into making this proposal more magical than I could have ever expected.
My most favorite memories are my first look with Rajiv, dancing in our mandap after getting married, our bridal party's entrance for the ceremony and most importantly our vidai. We had decided to make our vidai a fun occasion instead of the traditional tear-jerking event. We left the mandap with our family dancing to "tenu leke main jawanga".
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