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New York, NY Styled Bridal Photo Shoot by KSD Weddings

Hello, once again, my darlings! I got one final, quick video for you to top off your Friday! It might just be the best two and a half minutes you spend today! This is an awesome behind-the-scenes styled bridal photo shoot on the streets of New York with KSD Weddings. The models' makeup, courtesy of Cinderella Bridez, is flawless and not a single hair is ever out of place! The bridal fashions, thanks to Shehnaai Couture & Events, are simply sensational! From a lengha to a sari to a wedding gown, this has it all! Meticulously planned by SOSN Events, this is one that you have to watch!

 

In case you missed any of the Maharani magic this week, here are some of my fave moments!

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That's all for today, sweethearts! Enjoy the weekend! 

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Bridal Fashions: Shehnaai Couture & Events | Cinematography: KSD Weddings | Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Planner: SOSN Events


Garfield, NJ Indian Wedding by NYNJ Photography

Top of the morning, ladies! Grab some morning Joe and step into the world of one of the cutest couples ever! This joyous short Indian film comes from New Jersey, courtesy of NYNJ Photography and Nadia D Photography. These two lovebirds know how to celebrate in style, choosing Design House Decor as their go-to for fantastic floral & decor. The guests feasted like kings and queens, thanks to Moghul CaterersCatering by Rasoi and Bukhara Grill. Speaking of queens, the maharani looks stunning with fabulous hair & makeup done by Flawless Beauty by Pauline. The entire event looks like a total success, planned and designed by Royal Charms Inc. What a highlight reel!

From the bride, on the wedding style:

"Arpit and I came into this process knowing that we wanted the decor to be different for each of the events, so that each event would have its own unique experience for our guests. We wanted the Sangeet decor to be super colorful, glittery, and basically something that had a very party-like feel to it. We had the Sangeet at the Hyatt Jersey City, which has a beautiful view of Manhattan, so we didn't want too many blues or dark colors because we wanted our decor to pop against the NYC skyline. For the ceremony, we worked with Design House Decor (an amazingly talented team) to create a space which was lush with flowers and colorful. We dressed in the traditional gold and red, but we wanted our space to mimic the summertime feel of July and incorporate the drapings of the contemporary mandaps we had seen online. We ended up with decor that had lots of flowers in shades of white, pink and lavender, and which perfectly matched the color scheme of our bridesmaids, groomsmen and families attire. Design House recommended against the use of red in our color scheme so that Arpit and I would stand out, and I think it worked out well. For the reception, we wanted all-out crystal and white decor, so that we could take advantage of our venue's lighting and also so that the blue outfits Arpit and I wore would stand out. We planned the reception seating so that our families would sit at long, rectangular tables rather than round ones, and had larger centerpieces for those tables to add to the overall decor of the room. Overall, we were really happy with the way each event's decor turned out in terms of matching our personalities and the vision we had for the wedding."

On choosing the lenghas:

"Pinterest was my best friend! : ) In all honesty, I spent quite a bit of time on the site, looking for ideas on clothes, hair and makeup. I decided from the onset that I would buy my lenghas in the US rather than travel to India because of my work schedule. At first, I visited a lot of designer showrooms, and was lucky enough to live in the NY/NJ area, where there are a lot of them. However, I didn't love anything, so kept looking until I came across Pashmina in Jackson Heights. I knew I wanted something bright with a modern design for my sangeet and something elegant for my ceremony. I found both of these outfits at Pashmina on the first try. The owner at the store is amazing - I have loved designing outfits since I was a girl, and I was able to design my wedding top from the original corset style to a more modern cap sleeve/low back style and also re-designed my sangeet top to fit my frame. I also got my kundan wedding jewelry at the store, which I customized as well. I got my reception outfit from Sheetal in Edison. It took a few trips down to that area to find a reception outfit I liked - but I knew it was the one because I had my mom, dad and sister with me that day and they all loved it and thought it was so 'me', which was exactly what I wanted! I switched the color to royal blue, because that was the color I envisioned myself wearing at the reception, and also changed the direction of the sari slit, so it had side pleating instead of front. My mom is actually a really talented seamstress, so she ended up doing the final fitting for me on the reception lengha skirt to make it more form-fitting. Overall, the whole process took about 6 months from finding the dresses to making the changes to finding jewelry."

On hair & makeup:

"I spent a good amount of time deciding the exact hair, makeup and jewelry I wanted for each of the events. While my mom loved pulling out all of our outfits whenever I came home, I spent time deciding the color lipstick I wanted to wear for the reception! Playing with different hair and makeup has always been fun for me, so deciding on the looks to go with each wedding events' theme was a really great experience for me."

On special moments:

"There were so many moments that made the wedding perfect for us. We spent a lot of time planning because it was fun for us (okay, me : )), we really wanted the wedding to reflect us as a couple and most importantly, we wanted to celebrate in the best way possible with all of our closest friends and family who made time to come celebrate with us. I think we began to have an amazing time during the pre-wedding events, such as the Haldi and Santhak, and the momentum just carried on. I remember being really happy and totally at ease during the events because it felt like all the work we had done up front had come together and now we were just able to fully enjoy the events in their entirety. The sangeet and reception were hugely fun for us because Arpit and I love to party (as do our families!), but I do have to say that the parts of the weekend which were truly sentimental for us were our 'first look' where we were able to see each other before the ceremony and our actual wedding. We were just really happy. There can be a lot going on during an Indian wedding, and to have a little bit of alone time to reflect the fact that you're married to your best friend is amazing."

One help from family and friends:

"We had a lot of help from our immediate families when planning our events. It just added to the special feeling of the weekend, because it really turned into a family affair. My dad made the elephant buggy that my nephew rode down the aisle in; our parents helped us scout venue locations and pick the food for each event, and our sisters created the sangeet entertainment. I do have to say that Arpit was definitely an involved groom - he was the one that made us do a choreographed first dance!"

Awesome video by NYNJ Photography! More to come, girlies!

 

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Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | Photography: Nadia D Photography | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Planning & Design: Royal Charms Inc. | Catering: Catering by Rasoi | Cinematography: NYNJ Photography | Wedding/Reception Venue: The Venetian | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson | Catering: Bukhara Grill | DJ: DJ Gaurav | Transportation: Filmcars | Bridalwear: Pashmina and Sheetal


Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Lucid Lens Filmmakers

Happy Friday, maharanis! Before the weekend gets under way, check out this delightful Indian wedding highlight reel by Lucid Lens Filmmakers. This short film has it all! See the bride getting ready - from mehndi to makeup - and looking flawless! Enjoy the pithi party and then dance along with the baraat followed by the entertaining sangeet. Now, journey to the gorgeous mandap and experience a beautiful outdoor ceremony that's filled with emotion. Then, hit the dancefloor with the lovely couple at their fab reception where every detail, from the lengha to the sweetheart stage, is breath-taking. The eye-popping floral & decor is courtesy of Elegant Affairs Inc. Every moment is a must-see!

From the bride, on how she met her groom:

"We were both living in Washington DC and were home in NJ during the winter holidays. We met in NY when my best friend introduced us. We exchanged phone numbers but he never called! I called him a few weeks later when we were back in DC and we finally met for a dinner/movie date. Nine years later, that's history."

On the super romantic proposal:

"The proposal was amazing. I'm extremely hard to surprise because I find out everything BUT he really pulled out all the stops and I was definitely surprised. He said he wanted to go away somewhere for the weekend and thought DC would be fun since we hadn't been back in a while. I thought that was weird anyway because he doesn't plan anything haha! He picked this amazing hotel - The Donovan House - and the hotel upgraded us to the penthouse suite (since they also knew he was going to propose- they were in on it!) We both love the DC Waterfront and at this point I really thought he was going to propose but throughout the night he would say and do things that made me think otherwise.This guy had me going! We had dinner - nothing. We went to the waterfront - nothing. We went to the beautiful Kennedy Center - STILL NOTHING. He finally says to go back to the hotel and by now I was pretty sure he was not going to propose. Then we get to our suite and when he opens the doors, it's beautiful! Candles everywhere, roses everywhere, champagne, etc. He got down on one knee and told me he wanted to bring me back to where it all began to start a new chapter in our lives. Best moment ever! Not to mention, the next morning he went above and beyond and surprised me again by having my brother, sister in law, and my two little nephews join us for brunch. They live in Virigina so my husband had told them to drive to DC and meet us for brunch...AMAZING WEEKEND!"

On the wedding style:

"Since our wedding was in early October we wanted to go for a colorful Fall theme during the wedding ceremony and then a romantic blush feeling during the reception - more subdued colors.
We were lucky enough to have our wedding outside with all the greenery, the perfect backdrop to our colorful mandap/bridesmaid/decor!"

On what was most enjoyable about planning the wedding:

"The involvement of all of our family and friends. Everyone gets so excited and it just makes our events that much more special. What we loved so much about our wedding is just seeing everyone there and enjoying. Family is so important to all of us, and our photographer and videographer captured that perfectly!"

On choosing her lenghas:

"I went to Mumbai for all of mine, my family's, my husband's and his family's clothes. I have a lot of family in India and they know exactly where to go. I did spend a lot of time online trying to figure out what I wanted beforehand but it didn't matter because all my choices changed once I was in India. I got my mehndi outfit from a designer - Chamee and Palak. My reception outfit was handmade by a designer friend. I actually found a picture of what I wanted and it was like nothing I saw anyone wear. She duplicated it for me and it was perfect - romantic and comfortable!"

On hair & makeup:

"I worked with Susmita from Style by Susmita. She's amazing and gave me the most amazing and romantic looks. I didn't have to give her any real input because she knew exactly what would suit me. For the ceremony I just left it in her hands and I thought she did an amazing job of making me feel like a real bride without overdoing it! I wanted to look elegant but still fun and comfortable for the reception which it definitely was!"

On the mehndi:

"My mehndi artists - Ruchi and Mansi - they were amazing. So accommodating, quick, and their work is flawless."

On a very special moment:

"Walking to the mandap and stepping foot on that mandap is very vivid in my head. I'm a real put-together, OCD person who had everything mapped out, spreadsheets galore, to the T. But when that moment came for me to actually walk toward my soon-to-be husband, I was shaking, on the verge of tears and had so many emotions running through me ...it was INCREDIBLE. I just felt so much love and emotion, just overwhelming and amazing!"

On their first dance:

"Our song that we danced to was "You and Me" by Lifehouse. We both just fell in love with it when we heard it on the radio and it was also the first concert we went to together."

On help from family & friends:

"Our friends and family helped with pretty much everything. We really couldn't have done any of it without them. There aren't certain specific things that they did but I guess you could say our family and friends ARE the special details that added to our event."

Hope you enjoyed this video, my luvs!

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Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Cinematography: Lucid Lens Filmmakers | Wedding/Reception Venue: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Garba Venue: Clinton Manor Banquet | Cakes & Treats: A Little Cake | Mehndi Artist: Ruchi's Mehendi | Hair & Makeup: Style by Susmita (Susmita Patel) | Hair - Bridesmaid: Dawn Gomez | DJ: DJ Gaurav | Photography: Wrinkle in Time Photography | Horse: Equishare Baraat Horses | Catering: Tandoor & Co. Restaurant


Pearl River, NY Indian Wedding by House of Talent Studio

Design House Decor has done it again with another fabulously decked out wedding reception, gals. I am loving the black candles accenting those beautiful centerpieces and those glittery sequined lampshades are absolutely glamorous. We can always count on House of Talent Studio to be in the midst of the fun and ready to capture the most outrageous dance floor moments, and this celebration isn't short on those! Everything about this wedding is just a treat. The bride's style, the floral and decor and the playful way in which the happy couple let their funtastic side shine. Here on Maharani Weddings, we get the most amazing events to share with you gals and ones like this one seem to always have a special place in my heart. Get yourself to the gallery to check out more from this reception and other details from this wedding.

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See you tomorrow for another amazing wedding, lovelies!

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Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Wedding Planner: Rose Events | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | DJs & Entertainment: Premiere Entertainment


Pearl River, NY Indian Wedding by House of Talent Studio

Our Maharani and her wedding party are letting us see their playful side and I am loving it! I mean, those shutter shades turn these gals into one gorgeously gansta group! I love how House of Talent Studio has managed to create such energetic and beautiful shots of our bride and groom and their entire wedding party. It's not easy to look perfectly pretty while letting your inner party animal shine, but this group has done it with finesse and style. The bride's coral-colored reception lengha is just simply amazeballs and there's just no other way to put it. You'll get a bit of a sneak peak at the sweetheart stage in some of these shots, but I can't wait to show you the rest of the fantastic reception decor by Design House Decor. It will make you swoon. Until then, you can get your fill with more from this wedding in the gallery.

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It's almost time to get down on the dance floor, ladies, so don't forget to check in with us in just a bit for some exclusive reception coverage from this beautiful wedding.

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Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Wedding Planner: Rose Events | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | DJs & Entertainment: Premiere Entertainment


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