Welcome! We are glad to be back with Aarti & Rushan's love story! The grand entrance of the Baraat horse, provided by Southern Breeze Equest Center, set the tone for a majestic celebration at the enchanting Hilton Charlotte Airport. As guests entered the venue, they were greeted by a breathtaking display of floral decor crafted by the team at Abhishek Decorators. The seamless planning and design, orchestrated by Epic Everlasting Events, ensured that every element came together flawlessly, leaving everyone in awe of the sheer beauty and grandeur of the occasion. Aarti radiated joy as she wore, donning breathtaking ensembles from Agam Beats, Lashkaraa, and Annu's Creations. The skillful hands of Makeup By Pallak created a mesmerizing look that amazed everyone. The air was filled with tradition and artistry as Henna4Happiness by Minaz graced Aarti's hands with intricate henna designs during the Mehndi ceremony. Her artistry added a touch of magic to the festivities, leaving an indelible mark on the bride's journey to matrimony. Maa Vimla Catering delighted the senses and satisfied the guests' palates. Their culinary prowess was evident in every bite, as they presented a feast showcasing their cuisine's richness and diversity. They left no stone unturned in creating a truly unforgettable gastronomic experience. With their artistic vision, Catch Motion Studios captured memories that will be cherished for future generations. Enjoy!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Rushan during our Freshman year of college at East Carolina University during Bhangra Tryouts. During that time I had a huge crush on him but at the time he didn't feel the same! Haha. Over the years we got closer and closer as best friends and from being on various dance teams, classes, and just hanging out - it really became true to both of us that we were made for each other. We finally started dating our junior year and it was only uphill from there.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Rushan took me to the Outer Banks of North Carolina - it was supposed to be just our '5-year dating anniversary trip' but turned into something much more. I had small suspicions but never imagined being proposed to in the perfect way during COVID. He proposed to me near one of the lighthouses that evening during the most beautiful sunset & also had hired a photographer who secretly took pictures of the entire moment. It was truly one of the most incredible days of my life. When we got back home the next morning - all of our closest friends were waiting for us as a surprise and ended up throwing a party that day.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the decor, food & music. Everyone raved about all 3 of these things which were also the most important to us. Shoutout to Abhishek Decorators, Ma Vimla Catering & Dhol Beat International (BJ Josan & AgamBeats) for making our wedding absolutely spectacular.
Although these 3 were talked about nonstop, everyone also loved the incredible photography/videography that was done by CatchMotionStudio. And of course, everyone loved our outfits too - our wedding outfits were by Annu's Creation from Vadodara Gujarat. I had been looking since 2017/2018 and had run across the outfit back then and it was everything I could have ever wanted.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The Dancing.........Rushan & I have always loved dance so much that it was such a vital part of our wedding. I keep thinking of all the performances, the Sangeet/Garba & just having a blast on the dance floor at every single event. We were in pure bliss and it was just so surreal to have all of our friends and family share the energy that we had every single night.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
If you're a girl that has FOMO, try to lessen the time in the makeup chair and get ready so that you can take your pictures a little earlier and attend more of the event itself.
For pictures - make sure you have every type of scenario written out about how you want your pictures made (Bride + Groom, Bride + Bridal party, etc.) so you can have everything organized and done exactly how you want to.
With gratitude and love, we thank you for reading about this unforgettable wedding. See you!