Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! If you wanted to start your day filled with positive emotions, inspiring ideas, and luxurious shots, you've come to the right place! Radha & Kishan's big wedding bash packs all of the above, and so much more. If the name of these lovebirds sounds familiar, that is because their awesome wedding already featured in our Video Blog thanks to the cinematographic delight by Regal Palette Studio. But there was so much more to admire that we decided to re-visiting it through the jaw-dropping shots also captured by Regal Palette Studio. We are starting this journey by taking a look at the process of our gorgeous Maharani getting ready for her big day. Radha trusted her beauty needs to Cinderella Bridez and Luxey Looks Beauty, who have tons of experience, making Maharanis' dreams come true. This winning combination resulted in a glamorous makeup and a sleek hairstyle that made her look like a goddess. And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind the spectacular Mehndi that this Maharani showcased, it was no other than the talented team of artists at Mehndikalogie! After being fully dolled up, Radha stole all the looks during the wedding ceremony hosted at The Marigold. For this solemn and long-awaited wedding ceremony, Nirali Decor showed their magic crafting an all-white decor with soft colored floral arrangements that everyone loved! And we want to give Pearl Events & Co. a big shoutout for the detailed planning and execution of this entire wedding bash, as everything was amazing! To end these festivities with a bang, Radha & Kishan throw a reception party animated by Powerhouse DJs, and all we have to say is that this was the best way to bring the wedding to an end. If you want to check more about it, don't miss today's full gallery. It overflows with fabulous shots and inspiring ideas you don want to miss!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Kishan and I met multiple times throughout our childhood, without ever knowing it. We then officially met at a wedding in Cleveland where he asked me to be his dandiya partner when I was only 9 years old. We unfortunately went out seperate ways until we met again years later on Facebook, where we reconnected. I lived in Ohio and he lived in Maryland at the time. We met halfway in West Virginia when I was 19 and the rest was history. After 7 years of long distance I moved the Maryland and we finally got married!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was the week of my 26th birthday, I was supposed to leave to go see him on Saturday. But I spent the Friday with my little sister, priya, who every year blindfolds me and surprises me with a fun filled day. I didn’t think anything of it. She asked me to get dressed because she was going to take me to a new restaurant that was super fancy. So I got dressed, she blindfolded me and we left. However when we got to the “restaurant” she took off the blindfold and there he was, the man of my dreams on one knee with a purple runner and lights on an airport runway with a helicopter behind him. After all these years he still managed to surprise me. I was in shock and literally couldn’t move. But I eventually said YES!
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.
As every girl does, I have always dreamt of what my wedding day would look like. I knew what was most important to Kishan and I was convenience for our guests. Because most of our family and friends live in New Jersey we decided to have our wedding there. Next was finding a venue that provided shuttle service to a nearby hotel so people wouldn't have to worry about driving. Once we found the venue, came the guest list. The hardest part of any indian wedding is the guest list. We managed to make it work and the rest was easy. We both had sisters that married a few years ago, so we used the same vendors as they did. We loved our vendors. We felt like we had known them our entire life. They made the process fun and stress free. We are blessed that we got to take a trip to India to do our wedding shopping. My wedding outfit came from Asov Palav. I originally did not want a red lehnga. I wanted a non traditional outfit. But as soon as I tried the red lehnga on, I fell in love. I knew it was the one. As for the decor, Nirali decor was extremely patient with me because I was so indecisive. She made my dream into a reality. Purple is not only my favorite color, but my late grandfather's favorite color as well. Which is why I incorporated different shades of Purple throughout the wedding Decor. My overall experience was pleasant. There will always be a few bumps in the road, but just remember all that matters is that you get to marry your best friend and the man you love. There will be things that are beyond our control, but it will all work out. My best advice, don't stress the things you can't control.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to get my wedding outfit from Asav Palav before I went to India. I wanted a non-traditional wedding dress. However, as soon as I tried on the first dress that happened to be red, I fell absolutely in love.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Food tasting! My husband and I are Foodies. We loved trying different items and working with our vendors to find the perfect items for our guests. The professionalism of all of our vendors made the process less stressful and for us more enjoyable!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved how involved Kishan and I were with meeting everyone. They were shocked by how relaxed we were and how much fun we were having. Everyone knew that what was most important to us was the union of both families and having a great time! We are so happy our guests had such a good time!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment that I will always remember is my husband and his groomsmen surprising me with a dance that I don't think anyone will forget. It was so thoughtful and he captured the attention of all the guests with his amazing speech.
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 Garba night was all Radha Kishan themed. Nirali decor helped us create a night that was filled with colors and greenery throughout the venue. The life size tree with hanging candle and lanterns was eye capturing. Kishan and I love to dance, so we wanted to surprise our guests with Radha Kishan themed songs for our performance.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start with a budget. Don't stress yourself out about the things you can't control. Be sure to not let the stress get the best of you. You are going to have an amazing day no matter what happens. The energy of the Bride and Groom will drive the energy of your guests! So when your wedding week begins, let go of all the stress and get LIT!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi Kalogie was very punctual and professional. My artist did an amazing job for my family, friends, and my Bridal Henna. She was so sweet and I'm very happy I went with her as my choice as a vendor. Bhargavi from Cinderella Brides is not only an artist but a necessity on your wedding day, she made me feel and look like a queen. Luxey looks by Ami and Linda worked wonders on my friends and family. They were very easy and flexible to work with. Without Pearl events, this day would not have gone as smooth as it did. Thank you for executing every detail to perfection. Thank you to our caterer, Bhukhara Grill. Vicky did an amazing job with all of the food, our guests are still talking about it. DJ Vik and his team from Powerhouse DJ's helped us create our mixes for our dances and made sure all the guests were on their feet the entire night. Nirali decor slayed the decorations for all events. They were so kind and patient with us in selecting our decor. The Marigold was the perfect venue for us! Dave from the Marigold answered our calls and emails immediately and always answered all of our questions whenever we had any. Last, but not the least Regal Palette. They took the time to get to know us on a personal level, and listened to everything we wanted. From the engagement shoot to the wedding video, they captured every moment, every reaction, every laugh, and every cry. I am so happy we chose the vendors we did! Thank you to all the vendors for making our wedding weekend one we will never forget!
That is all for today, darlings! See you tomorrow for a new and inspiring love story.