Arjun and I have been together since we were 18 years old and will be getting married on the 10-year anniversary of our first date! When he proposed, the absolute first and only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted our engagement shoot to be in a garden and I wanted to be wearing Needle & Thread. We took our engagement photos on a warm October day in Filoli Gardens, California. The beautiful grounds and stunning natural backdrop of the gardens were exactly what we were envisioning. Our wonderful photographer, Ushna Khan, captured the beauty of every simple moment and made the photos look effortless. When I look at the images, I feel like we’re transported to a different world, and I know these will be timeless for years to come.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR NEEDLE & THREAD?
I have always loved the femininity and simplistic beauty of Needle & Thread gowns. I have seen them on so many different body types and each one looks more stunning than the last. The detail in the silhouette and embroidery is what stood out to me the most. I also love that the dresses are timeless and can be worn to many different events. Wearing Needle & Thread for my shoot was the easiest choice I made!
HOW DID THE DRESS MAKE YOU FEEL?
I wanted to feel like a traditional princess but look like a modern bride. I was looking for a romantic dress that had a WOW factor but more importantly a dress that I felt confident and beautiful in. The moment I put the Sweet Marie Ankle Gown on, I knew I had found ‘the one’. I was running around the gardens with wind in my hair and the tulle of the dress flowing so beautifully and I truly felt that the dress had given me all the confidence in the world!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING?
I am still very much in the thick of it, but I would say to trust your instinct and do the things that bring you joy! You and your partner know yourselves better than anyone else. Don't get stressed over social media wedding trends, Pinterest boards, or the opinions of others. Do what makes you both happy and excited! It's YOUR big day after all and it will be beautiful in all the ways that you want it to be.
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