Today we relived the unique wedding of Amrita and Anthony. This Guyanese- Hindu couple married at the splendid Antun's by Minar, located in the heart of Long Island, New York! This brilliant pair self-planned and handpicked every element that was part of their wedding, nevertheless, a little extra help it's always welcome and enlisted Hasina Ahmed from Royal Charms Inc. which helped to produce a dreamy floral mandap that just burst with colors. These vibrant color schemes were also reflected on the bride’s beautiful attires. Amrita opted for a pink and purple pre-wedding lehenga, that she later switched for a cream with red outfit that perfectly combined with her flawless makeup and stunning high bun updo that Beauty By Tamanna created for her special day! Our Maharani was portrayed next to her charming groom Anthony by MaxPhoto NY who also documented every emotion and joy of the unique ceremony traditions. Visit our full gallery and bring all the ceremony moments back to life!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in Thomas Edison High school in October of 2005. I literally felt like our souls reached out to one another at eye contact and just knew this was it.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Anthony took me to see the Empire State Building one evening on October 10th 2015. It was the Eve of our 10 year anniversary. We were looking out to the beautifully lit city of NYC when at the stroke of midnight (our 10 year anniversary) he told me how much I meant to him and how happy I made him and how much he loved me and he then got down on one knee and proposed!
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.
I am a control freak with OCD who never likes to accept help. I planned my entire wedding by myself, hand picking every single detail with Anthony. I handmade everything I could to save cost such as favors, programs and I even decorated my own Henna Sangeet night.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to browse a store in Richmond Hill called Sanskriti Inc. And with no intention of buying I fell in love with an outfit. I didn't want to rush and purchase at the first stop but once I tried it on and my mother who was with me started to cry, I knew this was the one.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the most enjoyable part of the planning was hand making my centerpieces. I purchased everything and had one evening where my sister's, mom, sister in law and my two 4-year-old nieces at the time help me paint and put it together. It warmed my heart to know my nieces had a hand In helping me put the finishing touch on my centerpieces.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guesses loved the vibrant colors of the decor done by non-other than Hasina Ahmed of Royal Charms!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Well, there are 2 things, When my family " gave " me away during kanyadan and Anthony kept sneaking little kisses on the cheek whenever he could!
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.
I LOVED my decor especially my isle and my flowers at the head and foot of my isle. The colors were a bright fuscia pink with pops of red and yellow. I also loved that I was able to do it a little differently and have my ceremony and reception in the same day, even though that isn't a traditional way to do it in Guyanese Hindu weddings. I loved my reception outfit. Instead of wearing the American white wedding dress, I wanted to keep to my custom as much as possible and instead wore a white crystal lengha.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
When planning your wedding Be true to your self as a couple in terms of style and budget which is extremely important.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I had a very special detail on my synthetic brooch bouquet, which was my grandfather's picture, who passed away the year before.
We will be right back with the vibrant party!