Prepare yourself for a complete feast for the eyes! Maharani Prova and her Raja Ibon were married in Atlantic City, NJ, and this larger than life celebration definitely lived up to the city's glitzy reputation! This couple first got to know each other in the most classic of ways - IMing over Yahoo Messenger. Fast forward 13 years and they were married in incredibly lavish Atlantic City fashion, with photos gorgeously captured by Arman Bappy Photography and lux decor by G&R Décor and Event House. We knew this wedding was something special from the moment we perused the couple's pre-wedding portraits. Bride Prova was dripping in sparkles and 22k gold necklaces from Amba Jewelers, and her red lehenga from Bombay Bridal was embroidered and beaded from head to toe. We think it was such a cute idea to juxtapose Prova's over the top glamour with classic New Jersey modes of transportation like the Jitney! So creative, and the resulting images are perfection! Adding to Prova's dazzling aura was her hair and makeup from Tamanna Nur and mehndi from Shital. Our next post will cover the couple's luxurious ceremony and reception, which took place at the sensational Claridge Casino Hotel - a grand venue fitting for the couple's 500+ guests! Check out the rest of the photos in the full gallery from this blingtastic wedding!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on Aug 23, 2004 at a friend’s wedding. Back in the day, everyone used Yahoo Messenger so he asked me for my ID. Finally, we chatted and met each other one month later. I don't know how, but we just fell in love with each other by emailing, chatting, and finally talking with each other when we both bought a cell phone. He is so caring and that’s how I knew that he was the one. Now we’ve been together for 13 years!
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He came as a professional to my house and asked permission from my father if he could marry me. My father knew he was the one because he makes me feel so happy and I wouldn't marry anyone else except for him.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
My parents and I had to prioritize and organize all of the wedding preparations. We had to first look for a venue that had a capacity of 500 people. Thankfully, we live in Atlantic City, NJ so casinos are a big thing in that area. We went to the Claridge Casino Hotel and booked the perfect venue for my wedding on Aug, 23, 2016. Hair and Makeup was done by the best Tamanna Nurr. Outfit was by Bombay Bridal at Jackson Heights, NY. The decor/theme/DJ/video: was by G&R Decor and Event House, and photography was by Arman Hossain Bappy. My jewelry was all 22 karat gold from Amba Jewelers and Sona Chandi from Jackson Heights, NY.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My idea was to be a totally traditional Bengali modern bride. So I wanted my lengha to be red and gold. I bought my beautiful lengha from Bombay Bridal.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was enjoying quality time with family because usually we all work and don't have much time to spend together, so when my wedding was being planned I got to spend more time with my lovely family.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests loved my venue, stage and the best was the photobooth by Snap That Photo Booth.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A really special moment was the garland ceremony and the cake cutting ceremony.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Keep calm and just don't stress out! I know we are already stressed; however, enjoy every moment of wedding preparations because those days will never be back again.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My cake was from the famous Minos Bakery located at Pleasantville, NJ. My bouquet was all handmade by my mother.
See you all in a couple hours for more from this couple's ceremony!