Good morning, Maharanis! It is Friday, and we don't want to end this week without presenting you with another great love story. We are still crushing hard on Roshini & Jimson's enchanting day at the beautiful Sacred Heart Monastery, but first, you will be delighted with the fantastic photo shoot prior to the main event. Our friends from House of Talent Studio were responsible for this artistic shoots that, without doubt, you will enjoy. They captured every single detail from Roshini & Jimson's dream wedding, from the bridal party peach lehengas, the  to the elegant white lace gown of Maharani Roshini. The ceremony decoration was terrific thanks to the talent from Stylish Events, who took it to a higher level. With a Harry Potter marriage proposal theme, our lovebirds began this journey, and you will see how they developed this lovely idea into their special day! Today we are double featuring this event, and you can relive this fantastic wedding by admiring the captures, and also, you can be inspired by a great film also created by House of Talent Studio. How cool is that? Make sure to visit our today's gallery and video blog to relive this magical story. 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in Manhattan during my second year of residency and connected instantly. On one of our first dates we hung out for over 14 hours adventuring all throughout the city from museums to restaurants to bars, Jimson tells me he even skipped a wedding he had the next day so we could keep the date going. After our first month of dating, Jimson told me we were going to a gala and handed me “Tickets to Hogwarts - Platform 9 3/4” (he knew I loved Harry Potter). He then brought me to the Whispering Wall in Grand Central Station and asked me to be his girlfriend. I, of course, said yes, and he handed me an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Not only did I get a boyfriend that night, but I got accepted into Hogwarts! That’s when I thought to myself that he could be “the one”.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I went on a vacation with my family to Greece and had invited Jimson to join me. He told me that he was too busy with work and wouldn’t be able to make it to my disappointment. Unbeknownst to me, he secretly flew into Santorini for the last part of our trip for 48 hours and planned a surprise engagement proposal with my siblings. On the day of the proposal, my siblings convinced me that we should do a family photo session. When we arrived, the photographer handed me a secret note with a password that would open a Cryptex (think Da Vinci code). The password to the Cryptex was “Always” – a reference to one of our favorite scenes from Harry Potter and the way he used to sign all of his letters to me. I kept thinking the entire time, “There’s no way he’s here in Santorini, he’s in America!” As soon as I opened the Cryptex, Jimson appeared out of nowhere and surprised me with a Golden Snitch shaped ring box (to complete the Harry Potter theme) and proposed!
 
You can watch our Proposal video here: https://vimeo.com/276956178
Along with a full recap of our proposal story on: https://howtheyasked.com/roshini-and-jimson/
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had 7 hidden Harry Potter elements throughout the day of the wedding and challenged our guests to find them - it was a fun way to engage with everyone while we were running around during the wedding. They were: my mehndi, our cake topper, a symbol hidden in our wedding program, Jimson’s socks, our wedding planner’s brooch, a Hogwarts acceptance letter from one of our first dates, and the Golden Snitch he proposed with.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment we won’t forget is when we walked onto the reception floor for the first time with our bridal party waiting for us and with our family and friends standing and cheering. You could feel the love and support in the room and it made us realize how blessed we were to have such a great and loving village behind us.
 
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.
We had our bridal party enter as part of a choreographed dance. My sister-in-law Shingari runs a dance studio (instagram: @Shingarirhythm), and was able to coordinate all 20 of our bridal party members into a synchronized Bollywood dance. Everyone was raving about how different and energizing it was to see the bridal party come out to a dance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start planning as early as you can! My husband is a great planner and so he had pushed us to do a lot of things earlier than needed, but that was a game changer, because it resulted in our wedding week being a lot less stressful thanks to the early planning.
 
Find Roshini & Jimson's reception images in our next installment, coming up next!
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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Cinematography: House of Talent Studio | Venues: VIP Country Club | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Monastery | Planning & Design: OnTime Events | Hair & Makeup: Nicki Glam