Mili + Prakhar
New York (Long Island), Oheka Castle
All weddings are beautiful. Some are mind-blowing.
Mili & Prak’s big day celebrated at the grand Oheka Castle ticks the second box.
Before their wedding, there were countless emails, meetings, and phone calls with all their vendors to go over all the little details and intricacies about their day. I was amazed at how much time and planning went into this wedding but then, when it actually happened, it all made sense. It felt like being in a lavish Bollywood movie, with two gorgeous leading actors (Prakhar and his stunning wife, Mili), with a fairytale decor (America’s grandest castle located on the Gold Coast of Long Island) and my favorite romantic plot of all time (the union of two souls in love).
The best way to describe how Mili and Prak feel about each other is summed up by a Dr. Suess quote that Mili loves: "We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love." This says it all.
Their opulent ceremony included many Hindu traditions that felt like a cultural journey (the unveiling of the bride before the groom, the father of the bride washing the groom’s feet, or the pilucinchuanu - placing a coconut beneath the front wheel of the couple’s car waiting for it to break). What I loved about their wedding was how Mili and Prak injected their personality into everything. For example, after the pilucinchuanu ceremony, they didn't just drive away; they drove away while blasting Rihanna's "Bitch better have my money"!
When they came into my studio to see their photos, Mili and Prak explained to me that the whole experience left them wishing they could do the whole thing over and over again every weekend from now until forever. Can you blame them?