Looking at Maharani Natasha's nikkah photos, I can just tell that this is one gushing bride! Here at Maharani Weddings we love modernized, sophisticated twists but, I adore embracing the traditional culture. Today's bride opted for a full Pakistani bridal look complete with a large maang tikka, glimmering necklaces and of course the coveted dupatta. SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani and Mehndikalogie tagged team to ensure the bride was looking and feeling her best. The bride turned heads as she walked down at The Garden City Hotel to meet her groom. Pedestals ensured that each floral and decor item was top notch and most certainly achieved a classy and sophisticated appearance to the venue. All the shots celebrating pure love is shot to perfection by Elizabeth Tsung Photo in our gallery.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Fayzan and I met at a running club in Central Park in 2016. Having moved to NYC from Sydney several months earlier, Fayzan showed up for his first run with a commitment to getting in shape. Little did either of us know back then that we would end up committing to each other for life.
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During the winter season's first snowfall, we had a cozy brunch together in Brooklyn and then walked to Prospect Park. After strolling through the park and enjoying the snow for a while, we found a quiet spot under a tree. In that moment, Fayzan caught me by complete surprise when he took out a ring and proposed.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted a traditional look in a non-traditional color, so I opted for light pink and gold. My mother, who has impeccable taste and an artistic eye, went to India and worked with a designer to select the colors, fabrics, embroidery, and silhouette that she envisioned. She also selected a vintage jewelry set to match the lengha. I honestly had very little knowledge of what my wedding outfit would look like until it arrived two weeks before the wedding. When it did, I couldn't have been happier.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
While planning a multi-day South Asian wedding can be daunting, we really enjoyed honoring our cultural and religious traditions. I am Kashmiri, Fayzan is Pakistani, and we are both Muslim - faith, family, and community mean a lot to us. We loved working with our vendors to create the right ceremony elements/music/food/decor/vibes for our guests!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I will remember those special moments when our families came together to dance, embrace one another, give funny speeches, and support each other through all the feelings. Rather than just a celebration of two people's love, it felt like a celebration of two families joining.
The tender ending is on its way!