Saturday, July 11, 2020

Wedding Story: Seema and Sunny

Darpan News Desk, 20 Sep, 2019

    "On the terrace of a suite at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, Sunny proposed to me with the Eiffel Tower in the background, our favorite song playing and roses petals sprinkled through the suite, it was beautiful and so romantic."

    Photo Credit: Blink and Company photo & Salshan Photo and Cinema

    Q: How did you meet?

    Seema: I was visiting a friend in New York City in December of 2014 and met Sunny as he was a mutual friend of hers. When I returned to Vancouver, the two of us spoke everyday – all day, and after six months dating long-distance, I moved to NYC to be with Sunny permanently. The same year, we founded Venus ET Fleur and the rest is history!

    Q: What do you love most about one another?

    Seema: Sunny is so meticulous, detailed and so caring with everything. He is so funny and very loving. He’s my best friend, my person.

    Sunny: Seema is beautiful inside and out, she loves and cares so hard; she’s taught me to be better person. We truly are each other’s missing puzzle.

    Q: Could you share your proposal story?

    Seema: In June of 2017, on the terrace of a suite at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, Sunny proposed to me with the Eiffel Tower in the background, our favorite song playing and roses petals sprinkled through the suite, it was beautiful and so romantic. I had tagged him on a photo on Instagram when we first started dating telling him this is exactly where I’d like to be and he never forgot and recreated it for our engagement.

    Q: Describe your wedding day. What was your favourite moment?

    The entire wedding week was so magical. We both enjoyed our Sangeet so much as it was the first big night to our festivities – everyone danced a ton and it was good party. Walking into our wedding ceremony was surreal for the both of us and sitting next to each other in front of the Guru Granth Sahib and thinking wow this is happening! And of course, our AMAZING reception, partying with our family and friends in one of the most gorgeous rooms we’ve ever been in and celebrating with DJ Khaled’s positivity was the icing on the cake!

    Q: Could you tell us about your reception?

    It was absolutely breathtaking. We went for details, from floral ice cubes to florals inside the acrylic tables. Our reception was covered in red roses and candles. We had various amounts of Venus ET Fleur throughout the space. The dance floor was packed all night and tequila-based cocktails were served all night – it was a blast.

    Q: Can you describe your outfits?

    Seema: For the Mendhi, I wore custom Supria Munjal lengha in a dusty pink mauve; for the Mayian, I wore a coral suit and coral lengha gifted by my mother-in-law. For the Sangeet, my outfit was a Tarun Tahiliani grey lengha with a cape, and then I changed into a custom dark blue zodiac, constellations and evil eye lengha that I designed with Sajda By Suman. For the wedding outfit, Anita Dongre and I sat down to custom make my lengha in a rust/ burnt orange colour that I wanted. She added in a special design just for me. Incorporating roses and a special tile design from the most famous Sikh temple in the world – the Golden Temple onto my lengha as well as a few evil eyes spread out the outfit to protect me from negativity.

    All my jewellery was from Jaipur, India. I wanted a very old school Mughal/Rajasthani look and found a small shop in Jaipur that had just the perfect jewellery to compliment my wedding outfit. For the reception, I wore two Marchesa gowns, one for cocktail hour and one for the entrance and then changed into a lengha by Sajda By Suman to dance in. All my outfits were pretty custom and I was very involved in the design process.

    On the Sangeet, Sunny wore a grey and gold achkin and then changed into black and gold cchkin custom made in Mumbai. On the wedding day, he wore a traditional ivory sherwani, it had florals and birds sewn into it. It was stunning. Rohit Bal also customized Sunny’s collar and added the golden temple tile throughout. Sunny wore an emerald green turban and velvet shawl from Rohit Bal. On the reception, Sunny wore a Dior Tuxedo and bow tie.

    Q: Where did you honeymoon?

    We went to Singapore, Bali, Thailand and Japan.

    Q: What are your goals as a couple?

    We have so many professionally and we can’t wait to achieve them! Personally, we just want to be happy, healthy and create more beautiful memories together and in the future have a healthy family.

    Q: What are the strengths of your marriage?

    We truly are partners in all facets of our life – personal and business. We respect, love and truly care about each other. We are each other’s best friends and biggest cheerleaders.

    Q: If you could provide any advice to other married couples, what would it be?

    Communicate! Put in an effort, the other person may not know how you are feeling when you’re happy or down – always COMMUNICATE!


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