Good morning, Maharanis! We just reached the middle of this fantastic week, and we know that a couple like Lohitha Dasari & Mayur is exactly what you need to start getting ready for the weekend that comes ahead. Today, we head down to New York to witness a glammy gala that was a total dream come true. Our friends from BNB Photography sure did a fantastic job capturing everything that went on for today's gallery! And if this is not enough, we are also showcasing the visual masterpiece created by the talented team from Niran Jangogula in today's Video Blog. Just amazing! The exclusive The Garden City Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Regency Long Island hosted the traditional pre-wedding celebrations, and everyone was amazed by the incredible decoration that filled every inch and every corner of these exclusive and striking venues. House of Dipali's team crafted a marvelous decor that enhanced the beauty of the wedding ceremonies, creating magical backdrops that everyone loved. And Stylish Events did not stay behind and put together a fantastic scenery for the reception party held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. And we want to take a moment to admire the beautiful look that our gorgeous Maharani showcased for her big day. She trusted all of her beauty needs to the talented crew from Kanwal Batool, who pampered her and made her look like a goddess throughout the entire wedding events. Just lovely! Hands down, this is a fabulous wedding celebration you don't want to miss as every single detail will enchant you. Make sure to check it ou!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mayur and I initially dated when we were 15/16! We stayed friends after that for many years and always bumped into each other at random social events. Life happened and we reconnected again after I turned 30 and it was an instant connection. We had the same values and morals and instantly fell back in love again. Our first date was at a vineyard and we knew fate brought us back together for a reason.
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.
Unlike other brides I hated the part of "planning". It was something that gave me a lot of anxiety because I wanted everything to be perfect. I had a vision in my head but had a hard time putting that down on paper. My husband who is a creative genius helped out tremendously in this department and pretty much executed all our ideas to our vendors. As our wedding was going to be on Long Island we had to find venues that could hold the amount of guests we had attending ( 800 +). We went with The Garden city hotel, Hyatt Regency and Crest Hollow country club. My hair and makeup was done by Kanwal Batool and her amazing staff - She has always been a dear friend to me so that was the one thing I was certain about. The Decor and theme we worked with House of Dipali ( Kiriba Floral) and Stylish Events of NY to execute the different visions we had for each event. They were an incredible help. Last but not least our attentive wedding planner Artistic Affairs ( Jharna) was there from the first moment to the last. She really gave us so many unique ideas and helped plan to perfect, we could not have had such beautiful executed events without her and her team!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
All my Indian outfits were custom done by Mom in India. I wore two different sarees for the wedding ceremony and they were custom made on the handloom. My mom actually picked out all the threads and warping and they were weaved by the weavers. Fun fact - I did not try on any of my Indian outfits till the day of each event! I trusted my moms choices and they all came out perfect. My reception outfit was an american white dress covered in swarvoski crystals. My family and I traveled to California to Karoza Bridal to pick it out as I fell in love with their designs on instagram. I initially envisioned myself in a mermaid gown but after spending hours there my mom pulled the perfect princess gown that I fell in love with as soon as I tried it on. Once again I guess its true, Moms know best.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment in our wedding was the first dance. My close friend Breanne actually sang our first song and recorded it and sent it to us all the way from Spain. She was unable to make the wedding but its something that my husband and I will cherish forever. We were serenaded with the most beautiful voice as we were dancing ; We truly felt there was no one else in the room as we danced.
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.
Our sangeet night was filled with so much laughter and dancing. We had so many people that performed and took their time out of their life to add something special and memorable that we can remember, we will always hold those dances and songs close to our hearts. I also wanted to do a combination of songs dedicated to my grandmother, Mom & dad and my in laws. It was something I always wanted to do and I am glad I had the opportunity to do that.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't sweat the small things! So many things are going to go wrong and not as you planned but just remember this is the start of the rest of your life with your perfect love and that is what's important.
Stick around, we have tons of inspiration prepared for you tomorrow!