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Houston, TX Indian Wedding by Aventography

We can’t stop smiling after watching Nusrat and Daniel’s colorful wedding festivities filled with glitz and glamour at every turn. The weekend was bursting with some of the most elaborate flower power we’ve ever seen! Nusrat and Daniel’s wedding party entered through a swoon worthy floral arch and we're loving how every inch of the reception stage was accessorized with tropical blooms. The ceremony space was further beautified by Dream Decors, who added shimmering and bold decor that transformed the venue into a dream come true for Nusrat. Keeping up with the glittering wedding theme, the bride donned a treasure trove of ornate, fully embroidered gowns bedazzled with topaz stones and dabka work. Maharani Nusrat truly sparkled from every angle. Nothing sparkled brighter than the newlyweds’ love however, and the gorg duo were radiant as they vowed to love each other forever and cut their majestic six tiered cake by Cakes by Gina. The venue was lit in smoldering gold hues by Dream Decors, while DJ Tariq churned out all the infectious beats that kept loved ones grooving on the dance floor all night long. Bask in all the beauty while enjoying the stunning wedding film by Aventography. And make sure to scroll below for the behind the scenes details from Maharani Nusrat!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

Daniel and I met at an Eid party, the day before he left for law school in Austin. We stayed in touch online, but it wasn't until he invited me to his law school prom that we started to develop feelings. We began a long distance relationship for the next few years, and I knew he was "the one" since we didn't let a 3-hour drive stop us from nurturing and growing our love. Long distance relationships are tough, but knowing that you have someone so special waiting for you and supporting you makes it all worth it.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

I knew that I wanted to wear a red lehenga for my shaadi, but it was my gaye holud outfit that took me by surprise. I chose to wear a sari to stay close to my Bengali roots. I also knew I didn't want to look like the traditional bride on her holud day. We found this beautiful multicolored sari, and I was in love! The burnt orange, olive green, and jewel toned purple dazzled brilliantly in our gaye holud outfits.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?

The most enjoyable part of the process was spending time with my mom and planning out everything together. It brought us much closer together. I was able to see how everything was so meaningful and precious to her, and since I am the first and only daughter on her side of the family, it made this wedding very special for my family.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

My guests really enjoyed the wedding decorations and the stage setup. I did not want any draping, and one of my guests even said she had never seen anything like my stage before. Dream Decors set up the perfect ambiance and truly made me feel like I stepped into a fairytale wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

Our first dance was a very memorable moment. I've never really been much of a dancer, but my husband loves to dance. I remember being so nervous standing in the middle of a room with over 300 people in it and having to slow dance. We had only practiced our dance a couple of times and didn't take into account how heavy the dress would be. I remember feeling a sense of calm as the song started playing since I knew that I could trust him to make us look uncoordinated and graceful.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Do not stress about the details and enjoy your day. Remind yourself that this is a once in a lifetime experience and don't let "little things" bother you. Remind yourself that you have the best big thing: the love of your husband.

Thank you Nusrat! Another day, another fab Indian wedding! We'll see you all bright and early tomorrow morning!

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Cinematographer: Aventography | Photographer: Aventography | Sangeet Venue: Shahnai Banquet Hall | Shaadi Venue: Chateau Crystale | Nikkah Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel | Hair & Makeup: Fashion Face Beauty | DJs: DJ Tariq | Bridal Fashions: Bridals N More | Bridal Jewelry: Damas | Cake & Treats: Cakes by Gina | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted | Lighting: Dream Decors | Mehndi Artists: Hennaology - Rafia | Floral & Decor: Dream Decors |


Austin, Texas Fusion Indian Wedding by Spinning Leaf Films

Michelle and Paraag chose the most festive time of the year to host their Indian fusion wedding soiree! We’re swooning over the twinkling lights and evergreen trees that studded this whimsical event. After watching the romantic film by Spinning Leaf Films we’re dreaming of wintery crisp air and gingerbread lattes in the midst of this heatwave! With the planning aid of Yellow Umbrella Events and decor by Austin Rainbow Bouquet, the celebrations were a picture perfect soiree filled with sparkle and shine. For her Indian ceremony, Michelle wore a ruby red sari covered in golden embroidery. Makeup by Lip Service XO and hair by Garbo Salon pulled out all the stops to create Michelle’s beauty look, and she resembled an Indian Queen. Meanwhile, Paraag led a dynamic baraat on his trusty steed courtesy of Fantasia Carriage. The lovebirds were married under a pastel mandap, and blooms were arranged by Austin Rainbow Bouquet as the perfect finishing touch to the fairy tale proceedings. For the newlyweds’ reception at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Michelle slipped into an angelic white gown, and the duo danced the night away to the spirited Bollywood beats of Nachle DJ Entertainment. You can bask in the beauty of this Christmastime shindig in the gallery by Studio Uma or scroll below to read out interview with Michelle. And make sure to grab a cup of cocoa and watch the breathtaking wedding film by Spinning Leaf Films.

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

We are both physicians and met during our family medicine residency. He was my senior and I was a new intern. He says the first time we met I did not give him the time of day; that quickly changed! I knew he was the one for me when I could be my honest quirky self with him and feel complete with him by my side.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

He proposed to me at Vino Vino which is the restaurant he took me to for our first date. He waited until after dinner and as they brought out dessert, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.

My husband's aunt, sister, and father were very instrumental in helping plan the Hindu ceremony and sangeet/mehendi. My mother and aunt helped as well to round out the Christian ceremony and reception. Together we were able to make great decisions that made our days beautiful.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

I was fortunate to have my husband's family help me when we visited India. I love pink and so that was definitely a consideration. We found both my wedding sari and sangeet lengha in Lucknow.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?

Seeing it all come together during our wedding weekend.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

They loved the blending of our 2 cultures, the food, and the music.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

Our Christian wedding vows were very special to us, as well as having his maternal aunt sing during my entrance for the Hindu ceremony. We were so blessed with our loving families support and presence.

For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.

Our weddings were both fabulous. We drew on both of our cultures to try and blend our 2 families. We started with the traditional Christian ceremony (which was supposed to be outside) but nature had other plans. It turned out absolutely beautiful inside with rain drops running down the windows, winter-inspired decorative Christmas trees in the corner, and our deep fuchsia with light pink and teal color scheme highlighted with beautiful bouquets on the ends of the rows. Following our Christian ceremony was the traditional sangeet and mehendi. It was full of bright colors, food and drinks, singing and dancing, and henna. The next day we had a traditional Hindu ceremony preceded by the baraat. That evening was our traditional reception incorporating our Mandap as the center of the room that housed our sweetheart table.

Yara was absolutely fabulous and our 4 events would not have been as beautiful was it not for her. She was the brains behind the décor. We had wanted to have the Christian ceremony outside with nature as the main décor; at the last minute it was changed inside and Yara with her team made the inside space absolutely stunning with ivory draping behind the stage. Our sangeet and mehendi was popping with colors, beautiful lanterns on the tables and henna stations. Our Hindu ceremony mandap was absolutely beautiful - highlighting some of our favorite colors - gold, teal, fuschia. Our reception incorporated a little from each event preceding it with the mandap in the center and beautiful floral centerpieces and candelabras.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Always take time for each other. Try not to get caught up in the tiny details - no one will notice but you. Enjoy each other and don't sweat the small stuff. Give in on the guest list ;)

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)

We had great food for each event that highlighted each of our backgrounds. The indian cuisine was fantastic. We also had Michelle make paisley cookies to serve after the Hindu ceremony which were decorated in a henna design. In addition our wedding cake and groom's cake were fabulous. Our groom's cake was modeled after the bottle of wine he proposed over and our wedding cake had an ombre of teal fading to pink with a gold henna design.

We'll see you all bright and early tomorrow for another lovely wedding film!

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DJ: Nachle DJ Entertainment | Planning & Design: Yellow Umbrella Events & Design | Baraat: Fantasia Carriage | Venues: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center | Catering: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center | Cakes & Treats: Michelle's Patisserie | Cinematographer: Spinning Leaf Films | Floral & Décor: Austin Rainbow Bouquet | Hair & Makeup (Makeup): Lip Service XO | Hair & Makeup: Garbo Salon A Salon & Spa | Live Music: Audio Telepathy | Mehndi Artist: Henna Arts | Photographer: Studio Uma | Uma Sanghvi | Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals | Rentals: Unique Designs & Events |


Lake Lanier, GA Indian Wedding by Ineffable Studios

Natasha and Sumit beautifully melded their Marathi and Rajasthani traditions for a dazzling wedding weekend in Lake Lanier, GA. The sweet duo met in the Windy City and flash forward a few years, were engaged in equally sweet fashion! During a visit to an apple orchard, Sumit got down on one knee and proposed to his love with a dazzling ring nestled in an apple shaped ring box. Precious! It was important to this duo to honor their families and cultures, and their resultant wedding festivities captured in this film by Ineffable Photography was a rich testament to their upbringing. Maharani Natasha donned customized fashions with bombshell hair and makeup created by Gunn Glamour Hair, Makeup & Bridal and Erica Bogart Beauty. This beauty slayed every single one of her sensational bridal looks. At the newlyweds' reception at the Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater at Lanier Islands Resort, Jim White Designs festooned the luxurious quarters in lux blooms and flickering candles. The party really rocketed off to another level when the stellar DJ crew from Indaglow Productions whipped the joyous dance floor into a frenzy all night long! RAG Artistry captured all the action packed photos that you can peruse in our gallery. And scroll down for our interview with Natasha for all the behind the scenes deets!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

Sumit and I met in Chicago at the wedding of a mutual long-time close family friend. My younger sister was actually sitting between the two of us at the reception when we first met. After the three of us talked for a bit, she conveniently removed herself from the situation. We quickly realized how much we had in common and that we both graduated from University of Michigan!

After a few months of getting to know each other and bridging long distance, I knew Sumit was "the one" during one of his visits to DC. I was pleasantly surprised that I could completely be myself around him and that we were really never at a loss for words or laughter while we were together.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

Our families had been spending more and more time together before Sumit proposed, and so we all flew to my childhood home in Michigan for a relaxing Fall weekend packed with some of my favorite things - including a visit to the cider mill. The day of the proposal was really just like any other day; we all woke up, enjoyed a brunch spread, and got ready to head over to Blake's Orchard. Before I knew it, Sumit was down on one knee with the ring in an apple-shaped box (we were at an apple orchard after all)! As soon as I said yes, we were surrounded by our families just like I had always imagined.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

I knew I wanted to wear a lengha but it was important to me that my bridal look incorporated my Marathi traditions. Green and orange are common colors worn by Marathi brides but they are usually worn in the form of a paithani silk sari. I had my lengha custom designed to reflect paithani borders across the blouse and at the bottom of the lengha, and all of the embroidery included birds and peacocks in true Marathi fashion!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?

The most enjoyable part of the planning process was finding a way to blend our Marathi and Rajasthani traditions and to also reflect the traditional elements of weddings we had attended in India. Sumit and I put a lot of weight on each detail and it was so exciting to create our vision together! From our cabin Mehndi night, to an outdoor lakefront Sangeet, and the Amphitheater wedding day, we had so much fun adding elements of our personalities to each event. With the help of our parents and siblings, and the exceptional execution by our wedding team, it was our perfect dream wedding come true.

Thank you Natasha! We hope all you Maharanis have a sparkling weekend!

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DJ: Indaglow Productions | Lighting: Indaglow Productions | Hair & Makeup: Gunn Glamour Hair, Makeup, & Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Erica Bogart Beauty | Baraat: Indaglow Productions | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Ritu Kumar | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Rajat Tangri | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Tarun Tahiliani | Cakes & Treats: Sugar Cakes Patisserie | Catering: Bhojanic | Catering: Madras Chettinad | Cinematographer: Ineffable Photography | Draping & Styling: Bridal Allure by Aarti Amin | Floral & Décor: Jim White Designs | Invitations & Stationary: Ankit Advertising - Indore Madhya Pradesh | Mehndi Artist: Bridal Allure by Aarti Amin | Photographer: RAG Artistry | Rachael Ann Gliebe | Planning & Design: Ribha Events | Registry: Zola | Sangeet Venue: Legacy Pointe at Lanier Islands Resort | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater at Lanier Islands Resort |


Chicago, Illinois Hyderabadi Indian and Pakistani Wedding by Aria Fine Art Films

There are so many wonderful clips in today’s cinematic highlight by Aria Fine Art Films and it just reminds us how much we love our jobs. After all, perusing through gorgeous weddings and gawking at beautiful Indian bridal wear never gets old! Today, we celebrate Saba and Salman who wed at the Wilder Mansion. As all you brides know, if you look great, everything else will fall in place! The lovely team at Appease Inc. was there to make sure that Saba’s beauty routine was on point. Sabri Nihari provided additional catering for this event and with specialties such as chicken boti and shamis, there was a satisfying treat for all the guests! There were so many lovely details of this wedding and if you are itching for some more wedding fun, click here to read our featured posts on this wedding captured by Sapan Ahuja Photography maharan as well as dive into the gallery for all the pretty! But, take a breather, sit back and hit play as we explore the love journey of Saba and Salman.

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
A friend in NYC introduced my to my husband via text/facebook. We started talking and eventually met a few weeks later. I knew he was "the one" when I watched him plan his little sister's wedding and be such a great support system and brother to her.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

It was Valentine's Day Eve and at midnight, my now husband came over to me with flowers and a note. He said he and his family would come to Richmond on my birthday weekend. Richmond is my parents' hometown and I was bugging him for the past few months to have our parents meet. This was the unofficial proposal before the official proposal which happened a few weeks later at my parents' house in Richmond with all our loved ones around us.

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.

I had a lot of help from my husband since we decided to have all our events in Chicago, which was where he lived for the past 10+ years and I was in NYC when we were planning. I would come for weekends and we would look at venues. None of the dates were lining up at the venues. Then one day, I remembered an event we had gone to that didn't really utilize the atrium space but thought about how it would be perfect. The rest was history. For our mehndi, we spent our first New Years at the venue and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for this fun event. The nikkah venue was picked based on my southern roots and the fact that it looked like the southern mansions in Virginia. When we saw it, we knew.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?

Doing it as a team, through the good and bad.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

The quality and effort that was put into each event. They loved the boat exit surprise.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

The ceremony, specifically the moment the imam was talking to us about marriage and our future.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Be patient. Be prepared. Expect problems but don't let it ruin your day. Enjoy your day and delegate when you can. But remember to enjoy the moment.

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Hair & Makeup: Appease Inc. | Draping/Styling: Appease Inc. | Cinematography: Aria Fine Art Films | Bridal Fashions: Sundus at Inspire Multibrand | Bridal Jewelry: Malani Jewelers | Cakes & Treats: Alliance Bakery | Catering: Pazzo's | Favors: Second Story Promotions | Floral & Décor: SaniMar Decor Studio | Floral & Décor (Bouquets): Henry Hampton Floral | Invitations & Stationary: Minted | Lighting: SaniMar Decor Studio | Live Music: The Internationals | Mehndi Artist: Unnati'Z Art | Photographer: Sapan Ahuja Photography | Rentals (Rickshaw): Rickshaw Rick's | Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse | Venue (Mehndi): Alhambra Palace Restaurant | Venue (Ceremony): Wilder Mansion | Venue (Reception): Pazzo's at 311 Wacker


Reston, VA Indian Wedding by Photographick Studios

At Maharani Weddings, we love a good Bollywood affair! Prepare yourself for Tulika and Kunal’s exuberant wedding extravaganza beautifully captured by Photographick Studios. We were mesmerized by the gorgeous bride, who sparkled from head to toe in her red lehenga and twinkling jewels. This wedding is a perfect example of the saying “beauty is in the details,” and our jaws dropped when we caught sight of the majestic mandap by Yaadein. The couple’s ceremony was a tearjerker, and it was a joy to watch this exuberant twosome tie the knot. They’ve come a long way from their college days of IMing and gchatting! The next day, loved ones gathered to celebrate the newlyweds in a lavish reception bash at the Hyatt Reston. Again, Yaadein pulled out all the stops to deck the ballroom out in tons of sparkling accoutrements. And kudos to the planning and design coordinators from Dream Shaadi for helping the newlyweds pull off a seamlessly executed celebration. We were struck by all the talent apparent within this bash.  Tulika, Kunal, and their loved ones are such fabulous dancers, and the dance floor rocking out to DynastyAV’s melodies was a joy to watch! Maharanis, grab a cup of iced chai on this toasty summer morning and relive the magnificent matrimonial film by Photographick Studios!

Excuse us while we hit the repeat button! We'll see you tomorrow Maharanis. :)

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Planning & Design: Dream Shaadi | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | DJ: DynastyAV | Lighting: DCs Dynasty | Venue: Hyatt Reston | Floral & Decor: Yaadein | Catering: Diya |


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