Glam-tastic! Today's pair of sweethearts Tanya and Shivang's are kicking off their celebration with some serious style. The gorgeous bride came out looking totally chic for her wedding ceremony in a bright cherry red lengha that sparkled from top to toe. We are absolutely loving the shimmery glasses used for the creative photo shoot too! So stylish! To keep things extra classy she donned a striking bridal jewelry set. Before their traditional Hindu ceremony, this beautiful bride held her Mehndi party where Samira's Henna Designs created an intricate design on her beautiful hands. The groom rocked a cream Sherwani with details in gold and champagne that was just a total knockout. Good thing our friends from Vek Photo were there capturing all the glitter! This entire event is just oozing top-tier radiance, so it makes sense that Wedding Decor By Faiza was on the scene crafting the floral and decoration of the entire bash! Join me as I admire the complete collection of fabulous-ness in part one of today's gallery! Let's get to it!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Shivang and I met through a mutual friend. We became the best of friends very quickly and were inseparable. After 6 months into our friendship, we realized there was something more than just friendship. I confronted him about his feelings and he admitted he wanted to be with me. He convinced me to take a chance and the rest is history.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My best friend and sister randomly decided they wanted to do girls night and hang out together. They forced me to get all dressed up and took me to a restaurant for dinner. When we were leaving the restaurant, they blindfolded me and stuck me in the back seat. They drove for about 20 minutes and took me out of the car. They walked me into a building and took off the blindfold. There was Shivang waiting in front of a private plane for me. We got on the plane for a ride over Dallas and 15 minutes later, the pilot asked me to look down. There was a sign that said "Marry Me" and when I looked back at Shivang, he was holding the ring. I said "yes" of course! After a little while, the pilot brought us back and to add to the surprise, all my friends and family were there waiting for us. It was a magical day!
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 planned every single detail of my wedding. Growing up, I never thought about what I would want for my wedding, so I planned as I went along. I realized that I knew exactly what I wanted very quickly. I've always been very creative, but also a fan of the classics. We combined the mehndi & sangeet. I wanted the event to be colorful, vibrant & fun. And the most important part was that I wanted it at my house with close friends and family. I designed the floral swing and my mom actually made it with her friends. The backdrop was done by our decorator, Faiza. For my Gaye Holud or Haldi, we followed the Bengali tradition. My mother is Bengali and it was her dream to incorporate some of her heritage into my wedding and we did just that. It was an intimate event at my house with my family & bridesmaids. The theme of our Wedding was very traditional. We incorporate Bengali (for my mom), UP (for my dad), & Gujrati (for my husband & in-laws) customs. I wanted the decor to be elegant and classic. My entrance on the pidhi lifted by my uncles was my mom's dream come true. We wanted the reception to be modern. I designed my gold gown and wanted the rest of the decor to compliment my outfit. I also designed my cake and am in love with how it turned out. All our vendors made our vision come to life and we could not be more grateful for such an amazing team!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I got my bridal lengha made in Jaipur. I had 4 hours to try on outfits and decided what I wanted for my wedding & reception outfits. I never even had another fitting after that and everything worked out wonderfully. I had an idea of what I wanted, but when I saw this lengha, I knew it was the one. As for my reception outfit, I designed it and our vendor did a phenomenal job!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was designing all my outfits, jewelry, & looks for the different events. I also enjoyed the part where everyone would sit down together and plan the details of the wedding. Whether it was with my friends, family, or vendors. It was our time to host such an auspicious event and it really brought us closer together.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
From what we hear, our guests loved how well planned the wedding was. They loved how everything was on time and noticed how well executed everything was.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment of my wedding was when my uncles carried me into the wedding hall on the pidhi. My face was covered with paan leaves, but I really felt my emotions take over me. I was about to marry my best friend and I felt incredibly blessed to be surrounded by all our loved ones.
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 designed the flower jewelry I wore at my Mehndi/Sangeet & Haldi events. I also did a surprise dance for my hubby at the reception that everyone loved! I have been a dancer all my life and I had to do a performance at my own wedding. It was one of my favorite moments.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a moment to stop and take in everything! You spend so much time planning your big day, you want to be able to really appreciate the day of. It will never come back and it is the only time in your life you will have all those people in the same room there for YOU & your hubby. The moment your wedding events start, you no longer have any more control and you have done all that you can. Let go of the little things and just have as much fun as you can.
Stay with us for more, ladies!