Good morning, Maharanis! We are beginning a brand new week, and there's nothing better than a fresh start with lots of inspiration. Today we have something special for you as we are double featuring Sanah & Ali's wedding festivities. We will be able to enjoy every single detail of this celebration with a phenomenal photo gallery. And if this is not enough, you can be delighted by the cinematographic masterpiece here, both created by the enormous talent of MNK Pro. To begin this magical journey, let me take you to the exclusive Al Noor Banquet and Catering to admire the pre-wedding ceremonies. If you are wondering who orchestrated this event, we have the right answer for you as Red and Gold Events took our lovebird's vision for their wedding and transformed it into a dream come true. Our gorgeous Maharani dazzled everyone after being glamorized by Glamour Makeup by Ruth Lam and Color Impressions By Saba, creating such a beautiful royal style. And we can't forget to mention the unique Mehndi art created by Forever Beauty by Manisha. This event brought two different families that became one to celebrate the promise of eternal love from their favorites. The phenomenal beats from DJ Jaz- GTB Productions lighted up this party and put everyone to dance the whole night! So don't think twice and visit today's full gallery to relive this celebration.
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 found most of my vendors through Facebook and Instagram. Social media is great because you can preview a vendor's work before making a decision. The first thing I did when we set our date was reach out to hair and make up artists and started looking at venues. I was lucky to get the hair and make up artists that I wanted. Finding venues for all three days of our wedding was a bit stressful as venues book up really fast. Thankfully we were able to get venues that we liked and were within our budget. I did feel overwhelmed and looked into getting a wedding planner. I found Nida Khan from Red and Gold Events on Instagram and after our phone consultation I just knew I needed her! She made me feel less stressed and gave me great advice and recommendations for vendors. After talking to Nida I started booking all the other vendors such as catering, photographer, decor, mehndi artist, etc.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My family and I went to England to shop for my wedding. I knew from the beginning that I wanted my bridal dress to be red and gold. We had 3 days of shopping planned in three different areas. As we started shopping, I got overwhelmed because there were so many different options. But the very first dress I tried on was the one! Originally I wanted a red dress with gold embroidery but this dress was all gold with a red dupatta and just so beautiful. When I put the dress on and looked in the mirror I was just like "Wow, I feel like a bride!" My family loved the dress too! We still shopped around for another 2 days but nothing compared to the first dress and in the end the first dress I tried on was the one I bought.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I enjoyed the whole planning process. From looking for vendors, to meeting with them to discuss details, to shopping for my dresses and jewelry. But I think the most enjoyable part was going for the hair and make up trials!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The earlier you start planning the better. Venues and vendors get booked up really fast so if there's certain vendors you know you want you have to make sure you contact them as soon as you can.
Getting a wedding planner/day or coordinator is definitely worth it. Nida and her team from Red & Gold Events really helped take the stress away from me and my family during the wedding events. My parents and sisters were able to enjoy the wedding and mingle with the guests while Nida and her team made sure everything was going as planned.
Be organized. Getting a wedding planning binder or make you own. I made my own wedding binder and this helped me organize the details of all my events. It made it easy to see what has been done and what still needs to be done.
If our first installment inspired you, you will love the upcoming post as we will unveil the phenomenal outcome from this event.