Now we'll step into Prova and Ibon's lush ceremony and reception at The Claridge Casino Hotel, photographed by Arman Bappy Photography. Only in Atlantic City would there exist a ballroom containing this amount of decadent glamour. We can't get over its stunning details, such as the massive crystal chandeliers, gold crown molding, and painted ceiling. We also love the jewel toned draping, up lighting, and sparkly staging brought in by G&R Décor and Event House to amp up the dazzling effect in the ballroom even more. Nothing was more dazzling than the adorable Prova and Ibon however, who had an emotional garland and cake-cutting ceremony. They looked so happy to finally be married after over a decade together! Guests raved about the dessert and food at the reception, which included catering from Sagar Restaurant, and a towering, frosted masterpiece of a cake from Minos Bakery. After dinner, guests enjoyed delightful music from Mahria Shah and couldn't get enough of the photo booth brought in by Snap That Photo Booth. Scroll down to read more details directly from the lovely bride Prova, or to check out the full gallery of this glittering affair!
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.
Amazing right, Maharanis? We'll see you tomorrow!