Welcome back Maharanis! For all you brides-to-be, look no further than these breathtaking photos of Pooja and Sandeep’s reception for oodles of inspiration! The marvelous decor at the Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset venue was designed by Mandaps by Dhoom, and took our breath away! It exclusively featured shades of purple, from the enormous fuchsia florals, lavender uplighting, and violet-trimmed cake. Also adorned in purple was Pooja, who dazzled in glitziest of gowns - We were mesmerized by the intricate detailing and rich color of her lehenga! Sonia C created yet another glamazon look for Pooja, featuring loose curls and sultry makeup. As the reception program began, Pooja and Sandeep’s family and friends spoke hilarious and touching words about how special the newlyweds were and how perfect they were together! Ishan Fotografi captured so many memorable moments of the program, and we can’t wait to see the video footage by My Wedding Maker. We especially adored the photos of the couple with their heads thrown back in laughter! The happiness didn’t stop there, and as Raaz Entertainment took the stage, guests swarmed the dance floor with LED sticks to continue the love fest! Please peruse the full gallery by Ishan Fotografi for all the amazing photos or read up on all the behind the scenes deets in our interview with Maharani Pooja!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my groom online! We met on an app called Coffee Meets Bagel. I knew he was the one instantly. Our first date was right before my birthday, so he got me cupcakes as a small gesture on our first date. My dating profile said "nothing makes me happier then a great cup of coffee and a cupcake". He was always so thoughtful and knew how to make me smile instantly!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
When we first started dating, we started binge watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix. The proposal story was a scavenger hunt based around the show. At the end of it I ended up at the Monarch Rooftop in NYC with my handsome fiance to be waiting to pop the question!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to shop for my wedding clothes in India. I knew that I wanted to be a traditional bride, after all-how many times in your life can you really wear an all red lengha and get super dolled up?!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food and the music! Raaz Entertainment and Rasoi really held it down for us! Jay Rana and his team really knew how to throw a party both nights (Sangeet and Reception). Jay was there for us every step of the way, even things that were technically outside of the scope of his contract, he helped us in any way that he could and we couldn't thank him enough for that. Even though our Sangeet was on a Friday night and our reception was the next day, Jay and his team made it feel like two separate parties both nights.
Our guests to this day, almost a year later, rave about our food! They really enjoyed the variety that Rasoi provided us with.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment that Sandeep realized that I was surprising him with a dance on our Sangeet night. The second I jumped onto the dance floor and started dancing to "Radha", I remember his jaw dropping and a smile wide on his face.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Cake: Bubbles Bakery by Chandni
Mehndi: Dipti's Global Henna
DJ: Raaz Entertainment
Photo: Ishan Fotografi
Video: My Wedding Maker
Hair and Makeup: Sonia C
Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom
Thanks Pooja! Hope you have a lovely Wednesday, Maharanis. We'll see you tomorrow! :)