It is a peachy feeling indeed when your high school sweetheart still gives you butterflies after multiple, blissful years of being with each other. Maharani Roshni and Mihir’s wedding ceremony took place at the LaCentre. Roshni showcased her bridal look effortlessly, beautified by Beauty Therapy. The bride longed for a traditional panetar in shades of bright red and it took some shopping at various stores in India until she found the perfect sari. But when she did, she hit the jackpot! Both the bride and groom presented their guests with some stellar entrances. Mihir’s baraat was led by none other than Opening Minds Entertainment and the bride was carried gracefully in a shiny, gold palanquin. Party Decor decorated the venue with a tasteful and elegant red and gold mandap surrounded by fresh floral and red, sequined drapery. This wedding affair is a sheer display of tradition and grace. All the splendid and intimate moments can be found in the gallery shot by Brett Yacovella of Making the Moment.
How did you meet your Raja and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mihir and I met when we were in high school and we have been inseparable ever since! We are high school sweethearts! At first, I didn't think he was the someone that I would see myself with, but after becoming friends and getting to know him it made me realize this is someone I want to spend the rest of my life with. I saw how caring and genuinely good hearted he was and I knew this is someone that will always be there for me. I knew he was "the one", because he brought out the side of me that I didn't know existed. He taught me to always aim for the stars and to do great at everything you pursue. He taught me that life is an adventure, and you should make the most of each day. He brings out the best of me, and I knew then that this is someone I want to be with forever.
Do you have a super romantic proposal story or engagement memory?
Mihir proposed to me with a secret scavenger hunt around Cleveland with clues at each location. I received a text from Mihir that said "Go check your front door step for a package." We have done surprise gifts for each other in the past so I thought " ooo he must have bought me a gift". I go to the doorstep and I find a wrapped box and I open it to find a dress in it and a note that read "Today is the day that we have been waiting for", and a clue for my first location. I get to the Chinese food place at the mall where we had shared many plates of Chinese food, and of course the cashier gives me the next clue to the park we used to go and play Tennis. I get there and I see an envelope is taped to the ground with my clue where we had our first date. I go the movie theatre and outside by the boards I received my next and final clue. I headed to the park where we use to go hiking and sat by a small pond and just talked for hours. I am walking along the path and and I get to this tiny bridge where he was waiting to propose.
How did you choose your lengha or lenghas? Did you work with a certain designer? Did you spend hours on the internet first?
I traveled to India with my mom and my in-laws to shop for my garba, mehndi, wedding and reception lengha. We traveled to Ahmedabad, Surat, and Bombay in search for the perfect lengha for each event that would make me feel and look beautiful for each event.
I wasn't the typical bride that had centerpiece ideas or cake designs or decor ideas for the wedding day, but there was one thing that I had always dreamed of and it was a perfect panetar with the traditional bright reds and white in color. I looked in several cities and tried on handfuls of wedding lengha before I reached Surat. When I tried on my panetar and the moment I came out of the fitting room, I knew it was one. I didn't need to think about it twice to make the decision that it was the one I wanted on my wedding day! We also customized each of Mihir's outfits to match my lengha.
Looking back, was there a really special moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most magical?
Coming out on the doli was a very special moment for me. It felt just perfect going down the aisle to marry the love of my life. I didn't feel nervous for a moment going down the aisle. I knew this was everything I've ever dreamed of. Once the curtain (Antarpat) that separated Mihir and I was removed and when I saw him at the altar, his smile was the most amazing moment of the wedding for me. His smile radiated so much happiness and excitement. I can still feel the same happiness I felt then when I think back to us looking at each other and smiling and feeling like we were the only people in that room at that moment.
Did family or friends help out with certain special details that really added to the event?
Our family and friends were such a huge part of the planning process. Both sets of parents were so supportive in our decisions and guided us through the entire process. We did not have a wedding planner so having the support of family and friends through little hiccups throughout the weekend kept everything so smooth. Mihir and I planned majority of the details, and the support of the family helped us to execute everything perfectly!
Reception details are coming right up and with authentic Indian cuisine from Saffron Patch, you know you are for a special treat. See you in a bit!