Happy Wednesday Maharanis! We’re going to perk up your morning with this sparkling reception soiree from Texas. The festivities kicked off at the Ballroom at Bayou Place in grand style and we can’t share to share all the glam deets! Electric Karma orchestrated this splendid event in collaboration with Mandap Creations who oversaw the decor. Together they reminded us that florals, sparkles, and uplighting are a match made in heaven. This reception decor stole our hearts as soon as we saw the enviable floral patterned dance floor set against oodles of hanging white florals and crystals. The ballroom gleamed with silver accents, with the tablescapes featuring magnificent candelabras, sequin silver linens, and tropical blooms. Together with the LED luminescence that glowed throughout the space, the ambiance was sheer decadence. Mittali and Sumit looked like a match made in heaven with Mittali’s mod green lehenga and Sumit’s snazzy black sherwani pairing beautifully together. DJ Yogi did what they do best and ensured a packed dance floor with their banging Bollywood tunes. We were dazzled by all the fab snaps by Biyani Photography, so luxuriate in all the gorgeousness in the full gallery. And make sure to scroll below for all the behind the scenes scoop directly from Maharani Mittali.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met for the first time in Ahmedabad after talking for almost 3 and half months on phone. It was full of nervousness and excitement. We both always had a positive feeling whenever we would talk on phone but there was a little fear somewhere because we had never met personally. After our 3-4 meetings we got the answer that Yes we are made for each other. Our meeting was arranged which slowly and gradually turned into Love.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was in the beautiful city of Barcelona. They had planned a family trip to Europe, where his sisters and mom wanted me to join them and give him a Surprise. So I decided to fly to Barcelona from India. On the first day they had planned a family photoshoot, where I gave him a surprise at the cathedral of Barcelona. Then we started walking around the beautiful streets and taking pictures. Suddenly, I saw him holding a box, on which he had written beautiful sweet lines for me on each side and then he opened the box which had a RING in it. It was the most amazing feeling for me. So I thought I was giving him surprise by flying there but actually it was him who had planned this amazing proposal for me. And after that, another amazing surprise was Santorini. It was my dream destination and he had included Santorini in our trip which was another awesome surprise.
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.
After we had a beautiful wedding in India. We started planning for our Reception in Houston. They had already finalized the venue and the event planner before I moved to Houston and my beautiful outfit was a gift from my Mother in Law which she had already bought for me. So all I had to focus on was make up, decor and theme. We had several meetings with mandap decorators before we could decide on the theme of reception decor. I'm very much fond of florals and pastels, so after knowing about my likings, Mandap decorators suggested me beautiful decor and I had seen a very beautiful and huge chandelier in their storage. I had decided that I definitely want that chandelier in our decor, but at the same time i was not sure if it would fit with our theme. But thanks to the wedding planner and decorator, it was possible.
For the makeup, we had one meeting, where we discussed how I wanted my makeup and hairstyle to look very natural, simple, clean, and elegant. Blush and Glow understood my wants well and gave me the best look, just the way I wanted.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
As I mentioned above, my reception lehenga was a gift from my mother in law. I love pastels and wanted to wear the same for my function. Which coincidentally happened the same and I realized that me and my Mother in Law have a very similar choice and I got my dream lehenga for my special day.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was selecting the decor theme. We had such beautiful theme suggestions given and shown. Selecting table centerpieces, fabrics and all the discussions related to it was so enjoyable.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everybody loved the food and decor on both the days.
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Before the reception, we had a small welcome dinner/Sangeet function with limited guests. For this function I wanted a traditional touch to it. So we went with the peacock shades for the decor with beautiful fairy lights and food stalls. Sumit and his family loves old Bollywood classic songs. So we had called Shekhar Pathak as a singer that night. They all are big fan of his singing. And then we had our civil wedding ceremony done that day.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Only thing I would like to share to the brides to be is to stay calm during the whole process of wedding planning. Every bride has a set of plans and dreams in her mind of how she wants her special day to be. So choose the right wedding planner & vendors and just go with the flow without stressing about anything. Just live and enjoy your special Day to the fullest.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Sumit had found this beautiful new venue in Downtown named Ballroom by the Bayou. Not many people know about this place as it has recently opened. It's a pretty big area with big balconies and pretty downtown view.
My reception jewellery was a beautiful uncut diamond necklace from Bhindi Jewellers. It was nothing like those standard diamond necklaces. It had beautiful modern design with nice combination of gold and diamonds with a touch of traditional design in it. This was again picked by my Mother in Law, she knows what's the best and always picks the best.
Have a wonderful day Maharanis!