The #PriMee wedding in New Jersey was fun, festive and filled with ethereal touches - be it the pretty-in-pink bridesmaids to the stunning floral arrangements for events. Here, bride Prianca shares details of their fairytale-esque wedding celebrations.

Prianca Naik and Meelan Patel, New Jersey

How We Met
"Meelan and I are based in New Jersey, in the US. I am an internist with the Mercer Bucks Medical Association in Levittown, and Meelan is an orthopedic trauma surgeon for Princeton Orthopedic Associates in Princeton. It is quite surprising but we met on a popular dating site called OKCupid! and instantly clicked!"

Prianca Naik and Meelan Patel, New Jersey

Wedding Functions

Mehendi
"Sonal Shah was an excellent event planner who executed our dream wedding just as we had envisioned it. We commenced with fun mehendi celebrations at the Park Ridge Marriott in New Jersey. The décor was done with pink and blue drapes and spectacular silver lights making it look like a beautiful, glittering venue. I wore a neon blue embroidered lehenga with minimal jewelry to look and feel comfortable throughout the mehendi application process."

Wedding
"We hosted our wedding ceremony at the elegant and spacious Bristol pre-function room at the Park Ridge Marriott hotel. The decor was beautifully done in a pink and white florals, which gave it a vintage garden setting! It was truly a picture out of a fairytale novel. The mandap was akin to a floral fiesta with a white draped canopy and a lush green 'chandelier' in the center. Its pillars were decorated with flowers and ferns. For the special day, I chose to wear a maroon zardozi, heavily embellished lehenga which beautifully complemented Meelan’s all-white sherwani. He even escorted me in a swashbuckling Maybach 62 for our 'vidaai' (bride’s farewell) ceremony. My bridal makeup look was matte and dewy, and makeup artist Pauline of Flawless Beauty ensured my natural bridal glow lasted all through the celebrations."

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Reception
Our wedding transitioned into a glamorous reception party at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom. The marble dance floor and its exquisite crystal chandeliers made for a glitzy decor setup. We even had wooden carvings which were decorated with purple and white flowers, giving it quite an ethereal setting. While all my bridesmaids were adorned in bright pink sarees, Meelan's groomsmen wore dapper suits with charm. I chose to wear an iridescent peach ensemble with beautiful silver Kashmiri embroidery, while Meelan looked handsome in an all-black three-piece suit."

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Advice to couples
"Hire a wedding planner - it is especially vital for very busy couples!"

The Wedding Makers
Locations: Park Ridge Marriott; Rockleigh Country Club, New Jersey, US
Wedding Planning: Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants
Bridal Makeup: Pauline of Flawless Beauty (for bride), My Hair and Makeup by Claudine (for bridal party)
Decor: Design House Decor
Music: DJ Sunny Entertainment
Caterer: Moghul Catering
Cake: A Little Cake
Henna: Neha Memon
Videos: Unique Visions Studio; SX Studios

Photos Courtesy: Jashim Jalal

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