Good morning, Maharanis! We just reached the end of this marvelous week filled with phenomenal events that inspired our soul. And, today is no exception. We are pleased to present to you the beauty that surrounded Meera & Vishal's wedding festivities. If this sounds familiar is because we have previously showcased this fabulous event with the visual masterpiece created by Joseph Minasi Studios. On this installment, we have the beautiful photo gallery brought to you thanks to the talent from Ajit Singh Photography, who captured every single detail from this spectacular gala. So let me take you to the exclusive Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, the venue chosen by our lovely duo to tie the knot. Everything was perfectly trimmed and planned by KM Events Management, who took our lovebirds' vision and created their dreamed wedding. Such talent! We should highlight the natural beauty that Meera, our gorgeous Maharani, showcased during the entire festivities. Not mention the spectacular Mehndi art created by Mehndikalogie, who took this Maharani's look to the next level and left everyone speechless with the unique design. Do not miss today's gallery for all the details!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Vishal and I officially met through coffee meets bagel dating app. After a couple dates and maintaining a long distance relationship, traveling back and forth to DC and NY, we both knew we shared something special. Shortly after, we introduced each other to our parents and told the family we wanted to spend our lives together. I never really understood the phrase "when you know, you know" until I met Vishal. We fit together like a puzzle piece.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Vishal proposed at Lincoln Center in NYC, outside by the fountain. I thought we were going to the opera, so we both dressed up. After he proposed, I saw a limo arriving and my friends and family came out to surprise us! We all went to a restaurant right after to celebrate! It was the perfect yet intimate proposal. I wouldn't have it any other way!
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 wanted to embrace my Indian culture and keep my wedding traditional but with a modern twist. I carefully planned every details of colors, theme and outfits/hair for each event. Each one of our events (Mehendi, Haldi, Sangeet, Wedding, Reception) had its own charm to it. Luckily I worked with the best vendors who were just spectacular about everything! Every vendor from decor, hair/makeup, photographer, cake, etc listened and understood my vision and what we wanted. They were so creative and supportive. Our venue, Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, catered to every need and worked extremely hard to deliver my vision. With the help of my incredible vendors, everything was super detailed and organized. Our planners, KM Events, made sure we were on time for each event and everything went smoothly. The decor was spectacular, the food was incredible, the music was on point!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted to stick with a red color for my wedding ceremony outfit. When I see the color red, I think of tradition, passion, love, power, and courage. I fell in love with this particular Sabyasachi lehenga when I tried it on and felt like a bride. It was everything I had envisioned.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
We are always talking about how all of our guests were on the dance floor at the reception! We had over 450 people and no one was sitting down! I've personally never been to a wedding where both the young and older crowd are dancing and enjoying life to the fullest! It was truly magical.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
With the perfect Sabyasachi wedding lehenga, I wanted to add my own personal touch. I hand embroidered my late grandmothers name, Manjula, in Hindi on my dupatta that was draped on my head. Although she wasn't physically alive to see me get married, I knew this was the perfect way to have her a part of my big special day. I felt incredible knowing she's with me during the ceremony.
If you were inspired today, wait to see what we have prepared for you on Monday!