Welcome back, ladies! We are so excited to continue sharing all the details surrounding Radha & Vikram's wedding festivities! This time, we'll be taking a look at the fabulous wedding ceremony that took place at the beautiful facilities from the fantastic Bello Giorno Estate. The outdoors from this magical place with a Lakeview witnessed the promise of love between our lovebirds. Raja Vikram observed with admiration the spectacular entrance from his maharani, who thanks to the fantastic talent from Kanwal Batool, looked like taken out from a fairy tale. Not to mention the incredible Mehndi art from Mehndikalogie, who was in charge of matching the henna ink with the dazzling jewelry. It was just great! Our friends from Flowers by Bhanu created the decoration and demonstrated that sometimes simple is better, with details they contributed to create the wedding from our lovebird's dreams. The place was just amazing! Once the ceremony ended, Radha & Vikram celebrated their union in an unforgettable reception with their closest friends and family, who enjoyed every second of the festivity. If you want to relive this memorable event, make sure to visit our gallery created thanks to the amazing captures of Siobhan Stanton Photography.
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nashville meets New Jersey !!
It all started when a computer algorithm matched 2 strangers, in 2 different states (places we actually had never seen before), who would have never crossed paths otherwise. Ironically, this was our final try for online dating as we both were quite fatigued by whole gamut of online world. But, as they say, never close a door on an opportunity to find love .. The moment we started talking over phone, we both knew we had to meet ASAP. The first few dates quickly turned into something neither of us saw coming. The feelings were intense and the rush of emotions every time we met was unreal. He proposed me after 6 months of dating which many would think was rushed but when you know, you know!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My husband and I had talked about weddings and fancy proposals earlier and he knew I was intimidated by big public proposals. Vikram (my husband) was in Nashville at that time visiting me, and he had given me no hints on what was coming. On a Thursday (he intentionally chose a weekday), I came back exhausted after my 75 minutes hot yoga class only to stumble upon “Will You Marry Me" illuminated in real red and white, candles in my apartment, popped the question and of course I said yes! We called our parents in India after that, and they were elated.
I fell in love all over again !
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.
From the beginning we both didn’t want an extravagant wedding, however photographs were essential for us to keep the beautiful wedding memories. We were immensely lucky to find Siobhan, our photographer, who was exceptional. Ironically, this was Siobhan’s first Indian wedding shoot and she captured such intricate details that made everyone a fan of hers. We planned, planned, and planned. We also made budget for the unexpected expenses for small things that may pop at the last second . The wedding took place in Bello Giorno estate a family owned resort, the venue itself is so pleasant with its location right by the river. They went above and beyond to adorn the venue with elegant Indian décor in a nice cozy environment. I am so happy I chose Kanwal to do my hair and makeup for my wedding!!! I was totally in love with the way I looked that day and everyone else did too.
My husband and I had our wedding in an intimate setting amongst our closest family and friends, and we are so happy we made that decision. Having a smaller group made the wedding extremely warm and private affair where we got to spend quality time with everyone that mattered the most!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I am glad you asked this question. The wedding day passes by so quickly that one barely remembers it at all. Well, I will mention a couple of moments.
1) During the ring finding ritual, I was clearly losing the game but my loving husband just let me win by handing over the ring to me hidden in the tray. From that moment on I knew I won’t be losing any game in future :)
2) Since my husband and I hardly ate at our wedding, we were literally starving in the evening and ordered food from outside in our hotel room. It was a special moment, while we ate, laughed and chatted about the entire day and the amazing experience we cherished together.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There is no magical wand for the least stress bride on the planet and perhaps that's why they have the term 'Bridezilla', however my dearest ladies always understand this is going to be your day, and you need to have utmost fun not only during the wedding, but also during the planning process. Any time you feel stressed, go out for coffee or lunch with your BFFs and talk through the things. I had last minute vendor issues, but I stayed calm (actually my husband helped calm me down) and everything was sorted and worked for the best at the end. Lastly, relax, eat and enjoy every moment :)
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I was the lucky bride with the best people making it a special day..
1) On my wedding day, I wore a specially designed maharani Kundan set gifted by my sweetest mother -in - law . The remaining jewellery was from Soni Sapphire in Delhi
2) We chose Bhanu (floral designer in New York) for our wedding flowers. I had various ideas with no
clean vision, and Bhanu took the time to listen and prepared such beautiful flower garland and veni (Gajra) for my hair.
3) Loved my henna designed by Dhara (Mehndikälogie) as she accomodated all what I requested for in my designs
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