We always love when a bride takes her time out to tell us about her big day. To me, it is equally important that the bride is able to dish out the deets in true Maharani style and after hearing the love story of Melissa and her Boo (yes, that sure is his name!) I truly feel like I have met this couple in my past life. The couple’s vision of a 1940’s glam style celebration was flawlessly executed as evident in these glammed out pics by Peter Togel Photography. Intermixed with the bride and groom’s upbringing, this Filipino/Catholic and Indian/Hindu fusion wedding was sophisticated, fun and colorful. On the day of her big reveal, Melissa slipped into a gorgeous lace wedding dress with an alluring neckline and an elegant back cutout. Hair was swept in luscious waves and a pop of red on the lips was complimentary at its best. Vigilante Cosmetics nailed this 1940 glam look. After the bride was all dolled, it was only natural that a bevy of pics would ensue. Down below we have Melissa slipping us some deets! We have handpicked some of our favorite images down below, but get lost in all the love in our full gallery.
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Boo’s cousin asked me to attend a work event with her at Piedmont Park. When we walked through the Charles Allen drive gate entrance, I noticed many people lined up along the walkway and people with signs near the lake. Honestly, I thought it was the finish line for a 5k. When I got closer, I realized the people holding up the signs were my parents and his family members. The signs had photos of my Boo and me throughout our relationship on one side, and on the other side the signs spelled out: “Will you marry me?” He proposed to me in front of the lake with the Atlanta skyline providing a beautiful backdrop. Of course, I said yes!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Seeing each other face to face during the wedding ceremony. We did a first touch, but not a first look during our wedding day. So the first time we truly saw each other was in front of our friends and family at the wedding ceremony
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
Be sure to choose a photography team that will really take the time to get to know you and your story! It makes all the difference!!! At least one day each week, don’t talk about the wedding. Show respect for traditions and cultures, but also do it your way! Enjoy the planning process and don’t rush it.
We have all the lovely images from the multi fusion ceremony coming right up!