Good morning, Maharanis! I love to treat all of you, darlings, with the most remarkable celebrations for you to be inspired. And today is no different! We have a charming couple who celebrated their marriage on a beautiful autumn day with a spectacular event to commemorate their forever. Reena & Bobby are the lovebirds of today's story. As one's special day approaches, a swirl of emotions is bound to come with it. Thankfully, the team from L&B Events made sure to make our bride's experience as stress-free as possible with a detailed plan and excellent execution of it, allowing our gorgeous Maharani and her handsome groom to savor their day to the fullest! The wedding took place at a dreamland better known as The Rockleigh. These venues are entirely taken out of a fantasy, providing top-notch quality and personalized service to assist their clients in planning impeccable events. And this wedding was no exception! One of the details that I enjoyed the most about this celebration was the decor. Exclusive Events NY did justice to their name, granting magnificent scenery for our royal couple. Ladies, I guarantee you will fall head-over-heels for these divine bouquets. Beauty was all over the place, but our Maharani glorious looks took everyone's breath away! Beauty by Pashka praised Reena's natural beauty with delightful shades that perfectly matched her attire. Of course, this lovely bride's look couldn't be complete without the stunning jewelry only Nazrana can offer, giving an extra spark to the radiant bride. I am sure such an exceptional moment won't ever be forgotten. Jashim Jalal Studios captured the essence of this romance through a set of wholesome pictures. Ladies, you don't want to miss this fabulous gallery ready for you to boost your imagination!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I have always been attracted to big things, so naturally, my dating profile was filtered to men that were 6 feet or above. Trying to find men that tall on Dil Mil was like finding a unicorn, and only left me with a handful of people that I was not interested in. I was just about to give up on finding love until something told me to try something different. I literally “lowered” my standards to 5 feet 9 inches and above. Lo and behold, Bobby appeared to me. I swiped right and we both matched! We hit it off from the start and would talk and laugh for hours until the sun came up. Even though we both had busy schedules, not to mention a 3-hour time difference considering I live in NY and he lives in CA, we both always made time for each other. There was something about Bobby that I knew he was my soulmate instantaneously. He was kindhearted, charismatic, funny, family-oriented, and has a heart of gold. I told my sisters and best friends that he was going to be my husband before we even met up. They thought I was crazy, but sometimes when you know, you know! We talked for a few months before deciding to meet up in NY and the rest is history! Bobby’s huge heart puts him above 6 feet tall in my eyes! Lesson learned; big things come in small packages!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Bobby and I had a weekend getaway to Napa where he took me to Chappellet Winery. We went to a private area to the top of a hill with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Hennessey. There was a cute picnic set up with a charcuterie board, wine, and champagne. He dropped down on one knee, of course, I said yes and we had a romantic picnic.
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.
After getting engaged, the first thing I did was find a wedding planner! With busy work schedules, my fiance living across the country, and me personally hating to plan, investing in a wedding planner was a must. L&B events was nothing but amazing!!! We told them our vision which was elegant and regal which they brought to fruition. They recommended amazing vendors, planned the day flawlessly, and thought of things that we would never think of! We were able to enjoy our wedding completely stress-free and we can never thank them enough! Highly recommend them!
I wrote down things that were most important to us on our wedding day. We wanted delicious food, beautiful pictures, great music/entertainment, and a makeup artist/hairstylist to make me look and feel like a million bucks. Those were the areas that we splurged and were more picky with. We booked the venue, the Rockleigh in NJ which is stunning with tons of different areas to take scenic pictures. They have a ton of different selections for food and the service was impeccable. Afterwards, we booked the church which was the church my fiance attended growing up. The next thing I did was find a makeup artist. I am very picky with makeup and literally did 3 different trials which I hated and made me look strange. I wanted to look like myself but have my features accentuated. I finally bumped into Pashka who did amazing hair and makeup. I have been to hundreds of weddings so DJ USA with Marco was a must to get the party started! Finally, I wanted to book a photographer that would capture and portray emotion through pictures. Jashim Jalal Photography captured our special moments that will last a lifetime!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I have always loved lace and Pronovias gowns in general so I had to make an appointment with them. My wedding was during the fall so I wanted a long sleeve gown to go with the regal theme. For my reception lengha, I always shop at Nazranaa so it was a no-brainer to purchase my gown from them. I told Shia that I wanted to look regal with gold tones and contrast with red jewelry. The service and quality are great and they altered to perfection.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the wedding process was the FOOD TASTING! I am a huge foodie! Who doesn't love to have a whole selection of food to eat from?!?! The great part about the Rockleigh was we had the opportunity to customize the items to our palette (ex: want more spice or less salt etc) and make it our own.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the guests really enjoyed the finely curated tasting station of various high-end spirits from around the world thanks to Silicon Valley Fine Wine and Spirits. It definitely helped our guests have a great time!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I will always remember walking down the aisle and seeing Bobby standing at the altar. It was a moment of pure genuine happiness and knowing it was the beginning of a new special chapter.
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.
We went with Exclusive Events and I showed Sonam a picture of what I wanted. Something romantic and elegant with tons ivory and pale pink flowers, pampas, and loads of candles. Bobby and I were stunned when we first walked into our reception room and couldn't be happier.
Our bridemaids, family, and friends did a beautiful dance that will always be remembered!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Get a wedding planner! I know it's an investment but it is TOTALLY worth it. We truly were able to enjoy our wedding the day of, mingle with guests, eat food, dance, party and have a blast! Your wedding is a day that you will always remember and is very special. Investing in a great wedding planner will make your wedding day stress free and even more memorable!
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