Happy Tuesday Maharani Weddings readers! Purvika and Mohit’s feature is all about pure wonder and love. The celebrations began with a fun-filled Sangeet at Antun's by Minar, where our lovely Maharani made her debut as a bride with a gorgeous bun and makeup by the top Styles By Swati- Salon SBS team, who made our Maharani look super feminine and glamorous. This charming ceremony took place at the stunning Chateau Briand in New York and was meticulously planned by the bride herself! I absolutely adore this couple’s ceremony style! The bride’s exquisite golden lehenga with sparkling motifs as well as Raja Mohit’s golden turban added a royal splendor to the occasion. The mandap featured splendorous tall gold Moroccan lanterns that lighted the bride and groom while exchanging vows and two gorgeous hanging pomander balls, created by Floral Explosion, added a fresh touch to the wedding ambiance! The picture-perfect moments of the day were all captured by the brilliant photo team of Weddings by Shooting Stars! See our full gallery for more inspiration!
Carle Place, NY Indian Wedding by Weddings by Shooting Stars
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
There are moments in life where rationale and complete understanding must take a backseat to passion and whole-heartedly just knowing that what (or who) is in front of you is the rest of your life. At that moment you just need to take it all in, take a deep breath and say to yourself: This is our story.. The story of Us.
The first time I set eyes on Mohit's smile, when we met in PA, I knew two things: First, he seems like someone you can trust. Second, there was something about him that is disarming and endearing. People tend to say things without even meaning. With Mohit it was different, his actions spoke louder than words. He would not necessarily say things, but his actions showed all the time how much he cared and loved. His efforts toward our relationship were 10/10! Mohit and I knew fairly quickly that what we shared was the real thing. Thus began our journey! Him visiting me in NY. Me going to see him in VA. Every weekend, every day became about us. Together we saw highs and lows, but I knew we had a home. A home that was us. No matter what life puts us through, we always will be there for each other and be safe. Mohit has shown me what true partnership is. He is the man you can always count on to do the right thing in the best way. His loyalty and willingness to do for those he loves knows no boundaries and has no limits. He is the balance of strength and sensitivity. Mohit takes all that life has to offer, yet never takes it for granted. He makes me happy. Our love is one of communication, laughter, understanding, and adventure. Our story has just begun and we are so ready for our forever! I'm excited to continue this journey called life with you, knowing that I will always always and always have your love and support.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Little did I know our Pre-Wedding shoot would turn into our Engagement shoot! I did not see it coming! Mohit and I planned to do our Pre-wedding shoot in DC. Mohit seemed anxious that day which was totally unlike him. At our last location for the shoot- Lincoln Memorial, Mohit took his phone out and said he needed to tell me something. He read to me what he had written and it would always be precious! He went down on his knee. I never thought I would be smiling and crying at the same time. It was such a beautiful moment!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For the wedding, I wanted some light color and wanted to stay away from the traditional red and pink. But I was open to trying different styles and colors and figure out what looked good on me. I did my research and then tried a lot of lehengas until I wore that one lehenga and had butterflies. In that one outfit, I could picture myself as a bride. And I did not look any further.
For my reception outfit, I did not look much. I saw only one outfit, fell in love, tried it on and that was it!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved planning our wedding! It was overwhelming at times, but I loved being able to spend time on things I love. I enjoyed putting things together and making sure every element would work in harmony at the wedding. DIY projects were the most enjoyable part of the process! Seeing how everything turned out at our wedding made all the planning worth it!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved that our all events were different. We had different kinds of food- formal dinner at the wedding to street food style for Sangeet night. Everyone also loved that we had photobooth on one of the events, selfie station for the other and cameras on the table for another.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I could not believe how magical the wedding day was! As I walked down the aisle and saw Mohit waiting for me at the Mandap, it all came together and I was blown away by how amazing everything looked. I cannot stop thinking about it.
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.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
"Don't let your relationship dissolve into a battle over tablecloth colors or tuxedo styles. Keep things in perspective." I read this quote while planning my wedding and I think it helped me remember to prioritize. I put things that mattered a lot to me vs things I would not mind letting go/would not lose my sleep over. Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but make sure you guys get time for yourself and continue to work on your marriage than just the wedding. Hope this helps the Brides-To-Be.
Don’t miss the cutest post-ceremony images shortly!
Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | Venues: Chateau Briand | Cakes & Treats: Francescos Bakery | Photography: Weddings by Shooting Stars | Sangeet Venue: Antun's by Minar | Planning & Design: Purvika Khurana - Bride | Floral & Decor: Floral Explosion | Hair: Archana Chadha | DJ: DJ Lishkara | Bridal Jewelry: Rivaazz Creations | Mehndi Artist: Henna For All - Monita Bijoriya