A Luxurious Indian Wedding with A Historical Touch!
Seema & Sanjam
“Coincidences mean you're on the right path.” This quote seems true, especially when it comes to Seema & Sunny’s love story. Meeting each other was a coincidence, but little did they know that the same coincidence would turn into love!
About The Couple
How did they meet?
On December 2014, Seema flew to New York City to meet a close friend of hers. They decided to explore the city and that’s when she first met Sunny (Sanjam). They got along really well and immediately felt a connection. Their love soon took off and they were in a long distance relationship for 6 months until Seema permanently moved to NYC.
The Proposal Story
Paris has its own aura and a romantic proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower was a dream for Seema until it actually happened!
In 2017, Sunny and Seema flew to Paris for a business meeting along with their photographer. Sunny booked the terrace suite at the Shangri La Hotel for them. There were champagne, flowers and a view to die for! While Seema was enjoying it all, she turned back and saw Sunny down on his knees. The feeling was totally out of this world – something that gives Seema the jitters even today.
A flawless Emerald cut with side baguettes that was designed by Sunny and made by one of their friends.
Sunny and Seema wanted their wedding to be very classic and that’s the reason they picked three very different fantastic locations. All the locations are historic venues and they definitely portray a different side of Miami.
When it came to planning the wedding, they wanted the best and hence they decided to go with Jennifer J Events. For the décor, they went with Design House Décor. Everything turned out fantastic, so they definitely made the right choice.
They wanted each function to be unique with different themes and color palettes, and Blink & Company Photography did a fabulous job in seizing the memories forever.
The wedding festivities began with the Mehndhi ceremony where Seema looked lovely in a pink and mauve lehenga by Supria Munjal.
The Sangeet that happened at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, had a very Parisian touch to it, while their wedding was contemporary with light pink and white roses placed all over.
Seema wore a gray lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani, made with sheer material and featuring a cape alongside intricate, star-shaped beading.
For the wedding that took place at the Biltmore Hotel, they walked into the Gurudwara setup with the soothing sounds and hymns of the Sikh Granthis in the background.
Seema got her bridal lehenga custom-made by Anita Dongre. They drew inspirations from the Mughal era in India and decided to go with something vibrant as well as rustic.
The dress was made of raw silk and zardozi work in a custom color. It had a defined design with roses and a tile design from the most famous Sikh temple - the Golden Temple! To keep her away from all the negativity, a few evil eyes were spread out on the outfit. The look was completed with some very old-school jewelry from Jaipur, India. With regards to hair and makeup, Seema went with Hair and Makeup by Farah Hasan and Brandi Watkins.
Rohit Bal did a spectacular job by designing a traditional Ivory sherwani with explicit detailing of flowers and birds sewn on it. He customized Sunny’s collar and added the Golden Temple tile look throughout to match the details on Seema’s outfit. Sunny completed his look with an impressive emerald green turban and velvet shawl from Rohit Bal.
Bridal Party Look
Sajda By Suman in Piscataway NJ ensured that the bridal gang looked completely ravishing. Seema wanted to give her bridesmaids the royal look by making them wear traditional Mughal Anarkali. Sajda by Suman sourced all the fabrics from Lucknow and Pakistan as Seema wanted them to wear ivory hand woven chikinkari fabric. Their looks were perfected with a nose ring and pendant necklace and they wore the dupatta on their heads.
For the grand reception at Alfred Dupont Building in Miami, they wanted to display a lot of romance and so they went with red roses and scented candles.
The first dance song was ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. What made it even more special was the fact that it was sung by Yonee, a very close friend of the couple.
Tips for Brides-to-Be
Planning a wedding isn’t easy at all. Here are some tips from the pretty bride Seema herself!
You can’t do everything alone: Hire a wedding decorator and a planner. It makes everything so easy.
Decide on your look: Figure out the wedding style you like so you are not overwhelmed while shopping. It’s the worst to shop blindly!
Be ‘You’: Choose a style and stick to it. Don’t think trendy, as you do not want to look back and regret. Go evergreen, always a classic!