Amy Shah Patel, of Planning Elegance, sent us this charming wedding she did in Woodland Hills, CA.  Jinal and Rikin were married on June 26, 2009 with customary flare, beaming parents, and of course a breath-taking bride... 

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From Amy, "The couple is more on the quiet side, but filled with smiles and have LOTS of cousins and friends. I remember telling Jinal to smile before she walked into the ballroom, but there was no way that this girl could ever help but smile throughout  her wedding day. Jinal loves dancing and Shah Rukh Khan, while Rikin couldn't wait for her to move to Florida with him."

Jinal, a Desi girl at heart, wanted a wedding filled with Indian customs and she had her mom along her side for every step of the planning process.

Amy always recommends using vendors that have experience with Indian weddings.  So when it came time to choose, they used Flowers for All Occasions for the decor, mandap & floral.  And, Samson Productions was on deck to capture the gorgeous photo and video images.  Both of these vendors make it a breezy process to plan your big day!  

(Check out this delightfully elegant sari the bride's cousin is wearing...)

I adore this bride's mega-watt smile so much, that I caught myself smiling back at her!  Stay tuned tomorrow for the finale of Jinal and Rikin's wedding and planning tips by Amy Shah Patel.