We are in the middle of the week, ladies, and it is time to recharge those glam batteries! For that, we know exactly what you need. You guessed it! Another featured wedding bash to get our inspo going. Today, coming from the always sunny state of California, we have Monia & Niraj's grand celebration. Our Maharani was truly looking flawless for her big day. No wonder why Raja Niraj fell head over heels for her! Can you blame him? Our great friends from Contourversie assisted the dazzling bride with the hair and makeup, kudos to them for embellishing her even more, true masters of their craft as you will see in today's gallery. For the main ceremony, our couple chose an elegant color palette that just blew me away. Champagne, wine, and tones of mint made this couple look absolutely stunning! Maharani Monia was even wearing a custom piece done with her mother's 42-year-old reception sari! Incredible energies surrounding this nuptials for sure! Stick around for part one of this lovely spree and get inspired, ladies! The awesome pictures come to us thanks to Rama Photo Video, and they would like for us to get started with all the browsing!
Bakersfield, CA Indian Wedding by Rama Photo Video
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband on a dating website called Coffee Meets Bagel. It used to be a smaller company back in the day and he was my match about 3 days into meeting my Bagels. We had strict schedules and we met after a whole month of cute banter. I was coming back from a Vegas trip, with no voice left and listened to me talk about my family the whole time. I knew he was the one when he didn't stop me from talking about family and allowed me to be myself.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were in Hawaii, and I knew it was coming! I was dressed every day because I wanted the perfect pictures. He did on the last day when I had no hope left and was sitting in the room with a bun and no makeup. Someone from the hotel knocked on my room door, handed me a gift bag. It had a dress, necklace, and directions to meet him down by the pool. I walked in between a candlelit walkway to Niraj waiting for me by the pool and he said to me," Will you be a pain in my ass forever?'
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 can say the least stressful part was my makeup. Rakhee was the best, she used her calm demeanor to calm all of us down. Rama our videographer used his charm to make us all laugh in stressful portions of the wedding.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My wedding dress started as a vision because of mother. She saved her reception sari from 42 years ago, and we used that sari to make a blouse for myself. The contrasting color was mint and my bridal party was adorned in mint through and through. It looked awesome in pictures.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Going to India was the most enjoyable part! I hadn't been back for 21 years. I loved everything about it and buying literally everything I touched and sharing that whole experience with my sister.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The wedding had a great vibe. We didn't focus much of the other things except for dancing, food, and drinks. We danced a lot and had great performances.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Seeing my dad weep when it was Doli time. I didn't expect anyone to feel sad because I was living away for so long already. But seeing my family have tears in their eyes, made me cry as well. We were all together at that moment.
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.
The dance was choreographed by my nieces and nephews. They chose all my favorite songs over the years and danced for a whole 10 minutes of intense bhangra. I was the happiest Aunt, with tears of joy.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just relax! The day goes by quickly and no one's going to remember the small stuff, and it is out of your control anyway.
More to come, Maharanis, stick around!
Hair & Makeup: Contourversie | Floral & Decor: Angela's Party Rentals | Catering: Royal Tandoor | DJ: Ambitious | Photography: Rama Photo Video