We are very excited about this following feature! Weddings that incorporate different elements, from different backgrounds, always end up being amazing. It is also amazing how our couples work tirelessly with the planners, florists and all the crew involved in bringing to life the ideas they have. There is more than what meets the eye! Today we have for you, from New Jersey, Daina & Justin's elegant and exclusive nuptials. Our friends from Studio KSD were kind enough to share with us the colorful pictures they took during the events. The lovely pair merged both Hindu and Christian traditions for the ceremony and that was quite a beautiful thing to witness. The day began early for our Maharani, she wanted to be as perfect as possible for her big day and she succeeded of course. Dawn Gomez shared her talent and turned our bride into an even more beautiful Maharani. Our Lady of Hope Church saw our couple swear to each other the love that everyone seeks, but that few are lucky enough to find. What it's true is that this celebration was meant to cherish and nurture it. For that reason, it is my pleasure to share it with you, hoping that the warmth of the smiles and the joy of the guests, touches and inspires you. So, check out the full gallery, showcasing Daina & Justin's love story.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Justin told me that his friend was having a graduation party on a Saturday afternoon and that I should meet him at the Glen Foerd Mansion along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. When I got to the park, I saw Justin's brother-in-law in the parking lot and he told me that everyone was in the park past the building. However, when I turned the corner to enter the park, all I saw was Justin, standing across the field under a gazebo waiting for me. I walked towards him (which felt like it took forever) and when I reached him, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I know he made a speech, but all I remember is finally getting out "yeah" in between the tears.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went wedding dress shopping for the first time with my mom, sister, and cousins. I tried on a few dresses until my cousin suggested I try on this off the shoulder, mermaid dress with a lot of work on it. It wasn't the style I was going for at all, but I decided to humor her and try it on. As soon as my family saw me in the dress, they were convinced it was my wedding dress. I was apprehensive about buying the fourth dress I tried on, but in the end, I knew that it was my dress too.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All of our guests commented on the decorations in the reception hall and DJ and MC.
Partyland Sajawat did an amazing job with the stage and table decorations - they captured exactly what we asked for and I was shocked to walk into the hall and realize that it was meant for our wedding.
DJ USA did an amazing job keeping guests on the dance floor the entire time and making sure everyone was having a great time.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were two really special moments that I think about for the wedding. The first was my dad's reaction when he saw me ready for the first time. I have only seen my dad with tears in his eyes on one other occasion, so seeing him tear up definitely made me emotional.
The second was when I was walking down the aisle and finally saw Justin waiting for me. As I was walking towards him I saw him wiping with eyes and it was the sweetest reaction I could have ever hoped for.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We were really glad with how our vendors stepped up to really help us on our special day. Tina and team from KSD Weddings made us feel so at ease since the morning, DJ USA (Max and Rohit) walked us through everything ahead of time and made sure everything was taken care of. Lucien's Manor was so helpful in setting everything up and taking care of us in the days leading up to the wedding and the day of. The entire Lucien's Manor team was so helpful throughout the day and the entire process of planning this wedding! Partyland Sajawat and AJ Photo Video were also vital in making the day special too!
Stick with us ladies! Part two is coming next! Make sure to check out their wedding highlight!