Zaby and PJ, Arizona
Zaby made a beautiful bride at her wedding to PJ, and credits the team of professionals for crafting her celebrations to perfection.
After knowing each other for a decade, Zaby Singh and PJ Ghuman fell in love and decided to tie the knot. Here, bride Zaby shares how they planned their intimate and charming wedding celebrations in Arizona.
How We Met
“PJ and I met 10 years ago, and were acquaintances for a long time. It was only five years ago that we became friends and got to know each other better. Destiny played its part in our romantic union, and we tied the knot six months ago. Our love story is a ‘dream come true’ because we genuinely started out as friends, and love blossomed between us gradually.”
“Both of us are family-oriented and deeply rooted in our culture, so it was important for us to host the majority of the wedding festivities at home in Arizona. The sangeet was like a fairytale and we held the event at home, while the wedding ceremony was held at the neighborhood gurudwara down the road.”
“Planning our wedding proved just how small the world has become! Although the bulk of the organizing was done in the US, much of our clothing, jewellery, and decor came from India. We also had superb homegrown talent which included our makeup artists who helped every member of the family look and feel beautiful, our photographer who captured our big Indian wedding with such intimacy and ease, and our DJ whose energy helped create the most memorable evening of our lives.”
“Our wedding was a true family effort! It was the first event that my aunt and her best friend decorated, thereby launching their wedding business venture with Masilina Designs. The sangeet was bright and festive with lots of color and light. Nearly all the wedding shopping was done in India, including the sangeet outfit, which was a stunning magenta Shyamal and Bhumika gown that made me feel like a true princess.”
“We wanted an intimate wedding with only our close family and relatives. Our decor for this event was kept simple, with beautiful blush tones and a pop of red. The wedding was understated and sophisticated. PJ even escorted me in a vintage car which was also one of the biggest highlights of the wedding. Since there was pastel tone prevalent throughout the wedding, I wore a beautiful blush toned lehenga which was flown in from the Anarkali store in New Delhi. I accessorized my attire with a bright red dupatta over my head, and stunning gold jewellery from Teyjas Jewellers. My makeup artist too made sure that my look was kept subtle and chic, with an emphasis on my eye makeup. PJ looked like an erstwhile maharaja in a steel blue and grey sherwani from Dreams Collection and a ‘safa’ (turban) which beautifully contrasted with my bright lehenga.
The Wedding Makers
Decor: Masilina Designs; Linda Wendell Design
Bridal Trousseau: Shyamal & Bhumika (Sangeet), Anarkali, New Delhi (Wedding)
Jewellery: Teyjas Jewellers, Jagdish Jewellers
Groom’s Trousseau: Dreams Collection, California
Makeup: Makiaj Beauty
DJ: BPR Crew
Photography: Ushna Khan Photography