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Woodbury, NY Indian Wedding by SX Studios

Last week, we featured a breathtaking Indian wedding in Woodbury, NY, that delighted so many readers, we're so excited to share this 2-day highlight reel from that same celebration with you today! SX Studios captured and edited this spectacular film that start off with an exciting sangeet night at the The Garden City Hotel — which also catered the unforgettable party. This multi-day affair was planned and designed by one of the most highly sought-after industry experts, Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants. They went above and beyond, with the help of Atlas Floral Decorators Inc. who took charge of floral and decor, to help their bride realize the day of her dreams. To help her look and feel her prettiest, the bride enlisted Cinderella Bridez to glam her up. Her hair and makeup are impeccably done, and as her groom gets his heart-skipping first look, it's clear he approves! His Maharani is a fabulously flawless vision in a traditional red and champagne bridal lengha as she makes her way down the aisle of the The Woodbury Country Club during her much anticipated wedding ceremony. Thanks to Equishire, her Prince Charming arrived in true fairytale-style — that's horseback — during his baraat procession, and the two exchange I dos in the most romantic of rituals. Once they are officially husband and wife, it's time for them to celebrate in style, with the help of DJ Manan, at their incredible reception. Your mouth will water and your tummies will talk when you see the fantastic spread catered by Bukhara Grill, and you'll be blown away by the divine wedding cake created by City Sweets that shimmers with sheer perfection. Is taste-o-vision a thing yet? We wish!

That's just the beginning of our Filmy Friday, ladies! Much more fabulosity in store, so stick around!

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Planning & Design: Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants | DJ: DJ Manan | Cakes & Treats: City Sweets | Photography: SX Studios | Sangeet Venue/Catering: The Garden City Hotel | Venue: The Woodbury Country Club | Floral & Decor: Atlas Floral Decorators Inc. | Baraat: Equishire | Catering: Bukhara Grill | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez


Dearborn, MI Indian Wedding by Ravin Bhandari Photography

Welcome back, my loves! Now that Jaya & Vivek are newlyweds, all that's left to do is see how they celebrate their nuptials at their regal reception, courtesy of Ravin Bhandari Photography. The handsome couple make their entrance, at the The Adoba Ecotel ballroom, in style. The Maharani has on a stunning magenta & cream lengha by Frontier Raas, which I hear was the chosen one after hours of trying on countless others. Her Maharaja looks quite dapper in his black tux. I must say they look incredibly elegant on the dance floor as they perform their first dance as man & wife. Guests enjoyed the catering goodness of Ashoka Indian Cuisine & for dessert, that oh-so-creative wedding cake by Cakes by Stephanie. I hear DJ Kucha had the couple & the guests dancing until the wee hours of the night. To see this event, from beginning to end, visit the gallery!

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From the bride, on the first dance:

"We both loved the song and lyrics to "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake, but wanted to add a Bollywood touch. So we chose segments from "Mirrors" and "Tumhi Dekho Na" from "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna," and my super talented sister edited the music to give the perfect touch!"

On special moments:

"It is difficult to think of just one special moment.We enjoyed every single moment of the wedding weekend. Several of my friends and family members warned me that you might be tired, overwhelmed, or stressed out by various details of the wedding. I am so grateful to have had supportive family, friends, and wedding coordinators that handled all of the "last minute stuff." We mingled, we smiled and we truly danced the night(s) away! Looking back, we could sense that all of our family, friends, and guests really enjoyed themselves and were truly happy. We couldn't have asked for anything more than that."

That is awesome. See ya next time, girlies!

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Photography: Bhandari Photography and Cinematography | Planning & Design: The Event Planner Inc | Venue: The Adoba Ecotel | Cinematography: Imprint Cinema | Floral & Decor / Lighting: Top That! Event | Cakes & Treats: Cakes by Stephanie | Catering: Ashoka Indian Cuisine | DJ & Entertainment: DJ Kucha | Hair & Makeup: Todd's Room | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Raas


Dearborn, MI Indian Wedding by Ravin Bhandari Photography

Let's see these crazy kids get married, shall we girlfriends? This wonderful Indian wedding takes place at the The Adoba Ecotel in Michigan, images courtesy of Ravin Bhandari Photography. The blushing bride, whose eyes are filled with glee, is escorted down the aisle which is perfectly punctuated with red, purple & yellow floral arrangements by Top That! Event. Maharani Jaya adds, "I was so delighted by the magical mandap that Mark at Top That! Event created. It was perfect!" Jaya was also very thankful to her wedding coordinatorThe Event Planner Inc, for helping her remain worry-free throughout all the bridal havoc. The look on Jaya's face as she walks away with the man of her dreams, waving to family & friends, says it all! What a joyous event! See more of the captivating ceremony in the gallery!

From the bride, on fam & friends helping:

"We are so fortunate to have such supportive families and friends that helped out with each step of the wedding. My mom deserves most of the credit for having creative ideas and carrying them out so meticulously."

On the floral & decor:

"Top That! Event, based in Michigan, did our decorations for all of our events. I always envisioned having the ceremony in the "round" so that we could be surrounded by our loved ones, but also so they could feel included in the ceremony. "I was so delighted by the magical mandap that Mark and the top that event created. It was perfect!"

Reception images are still ahead!

 

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Photography: Bhandari Photography and Cinematography | Planning & Design: The Event Planner Inc | Venue: The Adoba Ecotel | Cinematography: Imprint Cinema | Floral & Decor / Lighting: Top That! Event | Cakes & Treats: Cakes by Stephanie | Catering: Ashoka Indian Cuisine | DJ & Entertainment: DJ Kucha | Hair & Makeup: Todd's Room | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Raas


Dearborn, MI Indian Wedding by Ravin Bhandari Photography

Feast your eyes on the beautiful Indian bride getting ready for her big day in Michigan, thanks to Ravin Bhandari Photography. Her traditional, bold makeup, filled with shimmery gold shadows & a ruby red lip, is beautifully executed by Todd's Room - who also styled Jaya's hair. I love the choice of the ruby & gold jewels she went with, which doesn't overpower her look, just compliments it. Frontier Raas was her one-stop shop in India that she found her red, gold & green lengha in. In fact, it was the very first lengha she tried on. Love at first fit is what that's called, ladies! As the bride gets ready, we see the man of her dreams being welcomed in at the baraat. The big moment is nearly approaching, but until then, see more of this special moment in the gallery!

From the bride, on the proposal:

"Vivek and I knew each other for almost 8 years before he proposed. I still can't believe he managed to pull of a surprise engagement! It started off about 5 months before the proposal: without telling me, he flew to Michigan to formally ask my parents for my hand in marriage. Fast forward 5 months: I traveled to Florida for a weekend to spend time with his family. Little did I know that his entire family was in on this secret. His mother insisted that Vivek take me to the Harry Leu Gardens in Orlando to see the special Azalia exhibit. We walked around the gardens until we reached what he called "lucky spot." He told me to make a wish, and then he got down on one knee and said, "you know what i wish for? I wish that you would marry me." Totally stunned, i replied "of course!" Then i saw cameras and found out that our entire trip in the Gardens was being video and audio recorded. Vivek had hired Alex and Samm from Imprint Cinema to capture our magical moment. In fact, he had spent several hours with them the weekend prior scoping out the perfect spot for our engagement memory checking out various sites in Orlando and preparing a special video. After this surprise, we went to dinner at Jiko restaurant. Still surprised by the earlier events, I was even more shocked to see my parents, sister, his parents, brother, and grandparents waiting for our arrival! It was an amazing weekend and memory that we shared with our whole family, just the way we would want it to be."

On the lenghas:

"Just like with the hairstyles and makeup, I looked at hundreds of lenghas in Indian bridal magazines and on Pinterest. I knew that i wanted a very traditional RED look, like Aishwarya Rai in Jodha Akhbar. I wanted a classic touch with golden embroidery and pearls, not the super shiny "diamond" look. on the first day we arrived in India for our shopping trip, we went to Frontier Raas - South Extension in Delhi. I was overwhelmed with the hundreds of beautiful lenghas they had on display as soon as we entered the shop. They were all so much more elaborate and vibrant than the ones I had saved on my iPad. Believe it or not, the very first lengha I tried on was the one I ended up choosing for the wedding ceremony, and the second one for the reception (after spending hours trying on others of course)!"

Ceremony shots are next!

 

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Photography: Bhandari Photography and Cinematography | Planning & Design: The Event Planner Inc | Venue: The Adoba Ecotel | Cinematography: Imprint Cinema | Floral & Decor / Lighting: Top That! Event | Cakes & Treats: Cakes by Stephanie | Catering: Ashoka Indian Cuisine | DJ & Entertainment: DJ Kucha | Hair & Makeup: Todd's Room | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Raas


Dearborn, MI Indian Wedding by Ravin Bhandari Photography

Hey dolls! Today, we are off to Dearborn, Michigan for a romantic Indian wedding, courtesy of Ravin Bhandari Photography & Imprint Cinema. Jaya & Vivek met in college at Saint Louis University about a decade before their wedding. Jaya says, "We became best friends, and somewhere along the way our friendship blossomed into mutual love." Who wouldn't want to marry their best friend, right girls?! Let's kick things off with the pre-wedding celebrations - the mehndi & sangeet parties! Maharani Jaya looks beautiful in her turquoise & gold ensemble as she shows off her intricate mehndi design. She tops that off with a gorgeous pink & gold lengha for her sangeet bash. She looks like a goddess as she performs on the dance floor. There is so much more to come from this magical day of which The Event Planner Inc planned & designed! For now, see more of the pre-wedding partying in the gallery!

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From the bride, on hair & makeup:

"I knew that i wanted to have my hair down and more casual for the mehndi and in different elegant up dos for the sangeet and reception. I looked at hundreds of pictures on Pinterest and in bridal magazines. I picked 2 or 3 that I liked. One had a dramatic side part and front swoop for the reception. I showed these to our hair stylist, Raquelle at Todd's Room in Birmingham, Mi. She practiced the hair styles, we made a few modifications, and volla! Jesse, our makeup artist from Todd's room, is truly amazing with his colors and pallets. I showed him pictures of my outfits, and  he knew exactly which colors, style, and dramatic flair to add for each event. He was so precise with every brush stroke. He even touched up the boys' eyes so they looked even more handsome in the pictures!"

Stay tuned for the bride getting ready for her big day!

 

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Photography: Bhandari Photography and Cinematography | Planning & Design: The Event Planner Inc | Venue: The Adoba Ecotel | Cinematography: Imprint Cinema | Floral & Decor / Lighting: Top That! Event | Cakes & Treats: Cakes by Stephanie | Catering: Ashoka Indian Cuisine | DJ & Entertainment: DJ Kucha | Hair & Makeup: Todd's Room | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Raas


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