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Itasca, IL Wedding by Old North Film Company

Happy Monday Maharanis! Today's video by Old North Film Company instantly lifted our spirits, because it featured such a happy couple and non-stop dancing! We were immediately struck by how much fun everyone was having, from the excited bridal party to the numerous reception performers! Angela and Chirag's wedding took place in Itasca, IL, at the grand Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel. While dapper Chirag and his smiling groomsmen led a spirited baraat on the grounds of the hotel, Maharani Angela was adorning herself in pristine hair and makeup by Nicki Hala and a beautifully hued seafoam and magenta lehenga. Planning and design by Dream Occasions was impeccably done, with the ceremony hall completely decked out in soft lavender and champagne draping and floral arrangements. After the emotional ceremony, the couple took gorgeous portraits with Rastall Photography - they looked stunning and so in love! Next, they entered their lit-up reception hall - we love the idea of LED tree decor and a flashing LED dance floor! It added so much exciting energy to the already elated atmosphere, and resulted in such cool footage! Angela and Chirag's reception program was incredible, featuring so many hilarious and touching videos, dancing, and speeches. This film ends with slow-mo shots of guests raging on the dance floor to music by DJ Kollision. Check out the full video below!

Description of Day from Old North Film Company:

Angela and Chirag’s wedding was definitely one to remember! We followed them for literally an entire day and the culture, family and love that I witnessed left me in awe.

The day blasted off with some awesome fun as Chirag prepared with his many groomsmen, all of who never stopped smiling, which lead them to a fun-packed traditional baraat as Angela got her make-up and hair done. The baraat was followed by a beautiful Indian ceremony that was full of vibrant colors and enthusiastic family. After the early morning ceremony, Angela and Chirag participated in a meeting of the families where they played traditional games followed by gorgeous bridal party portraits. We worked alongside the wonderful Michael Rastall Photo for a beautiful session outdoors at the Westin Chicago Northwest.

We then got ready again for the reception where Chirag and Angela changed into their awesome outfits for the night to come. The night was filled with hilarious videos and skits done by their bridal party as well as entertaining, smooth choreographed dance numbers with sweet and emotional speeches from family and friends. The night was topped off with some fantastic dancing on an incredible light-up dance floor! I’d never seen anything like it and it made for some great footage.

Best Wishes to Angela & Chirag, it was a pleasure!

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Venues: Westin Chicago Northwest | Cinematography: Old North Film Company | Photographer: Rastall Photography | Planning & Design: Dream Occasions | Hair & Makeup: Hala Beauty - Nicki Hala | Catering: Sai Saffron | DJs: DJ Kollision | Photo Booths: The Photobooth Group | Event Consultant: SKY Event Consultants - Sayira Khokhar | Dance Floor: Chicago LED Dance Floor


Parsippany, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio Nine Photography

Maharanis, we have an adorable video by Studio Nine Photography to share with you today! Juvie and Kushal were married in an absolutely stunning New Jersey ceremony at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel and we have a behind-the-scenes clip highlighting the cute couple! In the video, you can witness the lovebirds wandering their favorite NYC/NJ haunts. The short film features picturesque locations and magical cinematography, and we adore the idea of creating a preview trailer that naturally captures the couple in some of their most beloved places. Since weddings can be hectic, we believe relaxed footage taken outside of the formal functions in locales that have sentimental, private meaning for a couple, is very special. We are sure this trailer will be enjoyed by the couple and their loved ones for years to come! We've featured Juvie and Kushal's wedding photos by Studio Nine Photography recently, and you can check out more breathtaking details and photos from their wedding here. All you brides-to-be will definitely want to take a peek, since Juvie and Kushal's wedding features the most beautifully lush decor by Rangoli Weddings, world-class entertainment by DJ Raj Entertainment, and stellar makeup/hair/styling by Ayesha Khan. Check out the trailer below and you can read more detail from Juvie herself if you scroll down!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

Kush and I met January of 2011; I was living in Brooklyn, as I was finishing up my degree. Kush was living in Pennsylvania finishing up his master's degree, and was commuting back and forth into Jersey. Soon after we met, I graduated and moved back to Massachusetts, and Kush moved back home to New Jersey. Within our years of dating, I often traveled to New Jersey on my weekends off, and he traveled to Massachusetts. We made sure we maintained our tradition of yearly vacations. After three and a half years of dating we decided that our travel destination that year would be Mexico!

Kush already had an idea of how he wanted to propose to me. After months of me being my usual indecisive, picky self, I finally picked a ring! On September 5th, 2014, he popped the question on a rooftop in New York City. What started off as what I thought was a casual girls day out turned out to be the biggest surprise of my life! After the proposal, to make the day more memorable, he surprised me by inviting my parents and brother from Massachusetts to join us and his family for a celebratory dinner.

After the dinner, Kush presented me an iPad with a video compilation of all our family and friends congratulating us in advance. The icing on the cake was definitely clips of my grandparents and family from London. After the dinner, we concluded our perfect day by celebrating all night with family and friends in NYC. Finally, the next day, we caught a flight to Mexico as we celebrated our first vacation as an engaged couple!

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.

Like every other girl, I had my dream wedding planned out in my head before I got engaged. I knew exactly what I wanted and that is exactly how I went along with it. Picking a venue was the hardest to us, as I initially wanted the wedding to be in Boston. After months of visiting different sites, we had a wedding to attend at The Sheraton Parsippany and we instantly fell in love with it. We actually ended up meeting the director during the wedding lunch break, and booking a few days later. We picked our vendors from many weddings we had attended prior to ours which made things a lot easier. We both had a vision and went along with it.

So fun to hear the behind-the-scenes details from Juvie! And their proposal was too adorable - Props to Kush for pulling off such a great surprise! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Hair & Makeup: Singhar by Ayesha | DJ: DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting | Cinematography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Lighting: DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting | Floral & Decor: Rangoli Weddings | Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Draping/Styling: Singhar by Ayesha | Sangeet Venue: Aashirwad Palace | Ceremony Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Catering: Moghul Catering | Sangeet Bridal Fashion: Deepak Golani | Wedding Bridal Fashion: Asopalav | Reception Bridal Fashion: Gaurav Gupta | Bridal Jewelry: Hand made by Heena Patel (Gujarat) | Cake & Treats: Moghul Catering | Sangeet Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Liz Giselle | Mehndi Artist: Ruchi's Mehndi | Transportation: Broadway Super Cars


Austin, TX Indian Wedding by Epique Cinema

Hi Maharanis! Yesterday, we shared photographs by Joey T Photography of Nikita & Rohan's Texan wedding, and we're so pumped to share their wedding film by Epique Cinema today! This film takes us on such a wild ride, and could hold up to your favorite Bollywood flick, featuring a gorgeous couple, sparkling fashions, and colorful dance numbers. We were touched to find out that so many of Nikita and Rohan's family and friends flew in from all over the world, including 20 family members from India who had never been to the United States before! So sweet! Nikita and Rohan put together an all-star team to execute their wedding vision, including K.I. Weddings, who always come out in force for all wedding planning duties, and the visionaries at Prashe Decor, whose design concepts continue to astound us! The sangeet, ceremony, and reception events took place Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, and featured delectable meals by Bombay Bistro, and non-stop music by DJ Prashant Poudyal. Nikita was decked out in hair and makeup by The Infinite Perfection and intricate henna by Nisha, and she glowed in every frame of this film! This couple and their family and friends are incredible dancers, and kept the party going past 1 am - Everyone looked like they were having a blast! Maharani Nikita fills us in on more details from her celebrations below, and you can also watch the video below to see more from these rocking festivities. And make sure to check out the full gallery to see more colorful moments! 

Description of the Day from the Bride:

Our wedding week was AMAZING! I was kept happy and calm by my family, especially my younger sister and best maid of honor ever! We had friends and family fly in from Texas, Utah, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Washington, and about 20 family members who came all the way from India for the first time! Every event was carried out beautifully and my husband and I felt so much unconditional love. I was very nervous for our first look as my then fiancé and I were kept away from each other all day. As soon as I started walking up to him from behind, I immediately started tearing up at the relief of seeing him standing there. My husband always makes me feel so loved and secure, and seeing him made me feel that way just minutes before our wedding. We had so many friends and family give special performances and speeches during the wedding week. In particular, our wedding party of siblings, best friends, and roommates put on a wedding dance performance that highlighted our 6-year relationship. They practiced for weeks before the big finale and I still watch videos of the dance till today! I would go back and do the whole wedding week over again because of how special it was and what a great time we had planning it with our AMAZING vendors.

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

I met my husband Rohan when we were both 19 years old at the University of Texas at Austin (hook 'em)! We happened to meet through a mutual friend and once we started to talk, found out that we were both Marathi. We spent some time together the summer of 2010 and by the time classes started, were officially dating. I knew Rohan was the one when he told his mom about me a few months into dating. Instead of feeling nervous at the possibility of meeting his parents, I felt excited for that next step in our relationship and what else was to come!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

Just shy of our 5 year anniversary, Rohan and I took a July 4th trip to Destin, Florida. He was living in New Orleans at the time so we drove the 3-4 hours to Destin. It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun at the beach. Rohan had made reservations at a beach restaurant but when we reached, he went in alone and told me that our table wouldn't be ready for another 10 minutes and we should take a walk on the beach. Looking back, it's funny that he even decided to propose to me, because I was so cranky and hungry and wanted to talk to the hostess myself - poor Rohan had to make so many excuses so I would just take the hint and walk on the beach with him! Rohan had a photographer waiting when he got down on one knee and we have the most amazing memories and pictures from that moment. I was so stunned at the moment that Rohan still reminds me till today that the first words out of my mouth after he proposed were "Are you serious or joking...is this really happening?" Haha!

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

Both our families are Marathi so I knew that my bridal sari would be a traditional silk Marathi one (turmeric yellow with green glass bangles). I knew this was also very important to my mother so we definitely connected over shopping for my sari and choosing colors/patterns. I wanted a color that would pop with the turmeric yellow color as well as match my bridesmaids beautiful skin tones, so I chose fuchsia. It looked beautiful on every girl as well as against the yellow of my sari!

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

When Rohan and I had our first look, I did not expect us to get emotional. The anticipation of being apart that whole morning all leading up to the wedding ceremony was making me so nervous. As I walked up to Rohan from behind, I started tearing up from relief that I could finally see him - he is the one who keeps me calm, cool and collected in all aspects of my life. Rohan also mentioned he was getting emotional seeing me decked up as a traditional bride. I think it's one of those memories that I did not anticipate, but smile when I think about every time.

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.

For our sangeet, Rohan and I wanted pops of color wherever you looked! We wanted the traditional Sangeet décor with bright shades of fushia, orange, and pink. We also wanted there to be personalized touches so we had 2 specialty drinks made. A "Niki-rita" (strawberry margarita) and a "Hur-Ro-cane" (a classic rum drink famous in New Orleans as Rohan had lived there for the past 2 years). Since there was going to be indian food the following day for wedding and reception, we also wanted to showcase classic "Tex Mex" food for all our visiting friends and family. We had the Hyatt resort prepare classic Tex Mex dishes (chips/salsa/queso, shrimp fajitas, spinach enchiladas, plus deconstructed tres leches and churros with nutella sauce for dessert!) We had amazing performances from 10 of his mom's best friends, my childhood group from Round Rock, and his 20 (!) childhood friends...some who have never danced before! This event made us feel SO loved that people put in all the time to give us such great performances!

We loved hearing Nikita's behind-the-scenes stories! See you all tomorrow! 

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Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Planning & Design: K.I. Weddings | Photographer: Joey T Photography | Venue: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa | Hair & Makeup: The Infinite Perfection | Catering: Bombay Bistro | DJ: DJ Prashant Poudyal | Cinematography: Epique Cinema | Mehndi Artist: Henna Arts by Nisha


San Jose, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Juddy Productions

We're in such a good mood after watching this uplifting fusion wedding film by the incredible Juddy Productions, featuring the gorgeous couple of Tanika & Nativo. We can't wait to see the photographs captured from the festivities by the amazing talents at JSK PhotographyThis couple is obviously so in love and very excited to be married. Adorable Raja Nativo had a huge smile on his face the entire video, which makes us so happy to witness! Meanwhile, Maharani Tanika was a stunning bombshell throughout the festivities, in perfectly applied makeup by Marlyn Valencia and glamorous hair by The Secret Brush. All planning and design were impeccably executed by KIS Cubed Events, with every event perfectly planned to showcase the traditions and love between the couple. Flowers by Edgar provided the floral and decor, and both the ceremony and reception were truly stunning affairs! The ceremony held on the outdoor grounds of the Dolce Hayes Mansion was so full of joy and beauty. The reception, held in the ballroom of the Dolce Hayes Mansion, was breathtaking, and was transformed into a lavender dreamland, filled with decadent crystals, draping, floral centerpieces, and candles. We adored witnessing how much Tanika and Nativo's family love them during the speeches, and cheered when the couple and their guests took over the dance floor. Jhakaas Entertainment did a fantastic job of creating a festive mood, with an amazing rainbow light show and amazing beats! Guests raved about the mouthwatering meal from Jalsa Catering and the out of this world cake from Jen’s CakesWe wish the newlyweds so much happiness as they embark on their new journey together! Click play to watch more from this incredible weekend!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were actually having a "small" birthday BBQ for Nativo. As I looked around, all of my closest friends and family were there. After champagne was passed around, out of nowhere he made a lovely speech and got down on one knee in front of all my close family and proposed. It was so special to me since my mom got to see him do that as she was unfortunately sick. It makes me happy she got got to see how happy we were. It was such a great proposal! I'll never forget it! :)
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 knew planning a wedding with 300 guests would be a lot of work! Luckily I had amazing friends to help me, and family all the way from the U.K. to help get everything together. If it wasn't for them I would have been a mess! The Hayes Mansion gave me a list of their preferred vendors. To make it simple, I used most of them as their work was spectacular. I also had a day of coordinater which made it simple. My decorator Edgar was such a delight to work with, and my other vendors made my dream wedding come to real life. It was truly a fairytale wedding for me and my husband.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My aunt and cousins took me shopping in London for my outfit. We went to The Asian Bridal Expo and spent the day there. Luckily I fell in love with one of their designs and made a few alterations to make it more unique and my style. I knew I wanted red and gold to keep it more traditional. It was absolutely breathtaking! And also very heavy!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would say the shopping for my outfits and also picking out the reception decor. I think as a young girl you always have a idea of how your dream wedding will be. So picking out the colors, flowers, mandap designs, and centerpieces was very fun! Especially when you have so many beautiful choices to pick from.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
A majority of them were non-Indians watching a Indian ceremony for the first time and they loved everyone's outfits and all the bright colors. We also had a photo booth which was a hit, a gelato bar, and a mariachi band which I surprised my husband with - and the food was amazing!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My husband gave me my mother's wedding ring when we did our first look. He replaced the diamond that was missing and gave it to me as a surprise. I will never forget that and now I wear it everyday - it's very special to me.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Someone told me to take a moment and just look around at all your guests as they are enjoying their time. I did that and now have a vision of everyone's smiles and laughter and it has really stuck with me!

So adorable. Have a fantastic weekend Maharanis! We'll see you all on Monday!

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Planning & Design: KIS (cubed) Events | Photography: JSK Photography | Catering: Jalsa Catering & Events | DJ: Jhakaas Entertainment | Lighting: Jhakaas Entertainment | Baraat: Jhakaas Entertainment | Cinematography: Juddy Productions | Ceremony Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion | Reception Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion | Floral & Decor: Flowers by Edgar | Hair: The Secret Brush - Jennifer Atala | Makeup: Marlyn Valencia | Bridesmaid Makeup: Ava | Family Makeup: Renee Batres | Extra Makeup Artist: Maggie | Hairstylist: Faviola Hair | Cake & Treats: Jen’s Cakes | Gelato Bar: Pop up Gelato | Live Music: Mariachi Los Reyes | Mehndi Artist: Minal Beauty | Photo Booth: Photography By Elyse


Vicksburg, MS Indian Wedding by Sameer Soorma Studios

We’re excited to share the Vicksburg, Mississippi wedding of Nisha and Amar, with all photography and cinematography beautifully captured by the artists at Sameer Soorma Studios. The sangeet, ceremony, and reception took place at the beautiful Vicksburg Convention Center, which was completely transformed for each event by Mandap World. Mandap World planned, designed, and decorated the venue perfectly, using intricate draping and lush florals to create a romantic, glamorous ambiance. Maharani Nisha kicked off her sangeet in a striking orange lehenga, which perfectly complemented her pink and gold sangeet staging. She was a vision as she adorned herself for her ceremony in a vibrant red-orange and gold lehenga, Hollywood-esque makeup and hair, and perfectly chosen gold jewelry. The darling couple had their first look overlooking the mighty Mississippi, and it’s a joy to watch the emotion on Raja Amar’s face when he first laid eyes on his stunning bride. Nisha and Amar married in a stunning ceremony, under a unique, circular mandap with intricately carved columns, rich red draping, and lighting by DJ Hiren. Their ceremony was followed by an emotional send-off from their loving family and friends. The newlyweds then returned to make a grand entrance to their reception, with Nisha stunning in a bright blue lehenga and Amar in a dapper gray suit. Their incredible reception was decorated in cerulean and gold sparkles, and we seriously couldn’t stop staring at the decadent surroundings! Guests danced the night away on a beautiful white dance floor to infectious beats by DJ Hiren, and we loved watching how much fun everyone was having! Watch the video below for more from Nisha and Amar’s spectacular weekend!

We'll see you all tomorrow! :)

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Photography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Cinematography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Venue: Vicksburg Convention Center | Planning & Design: Mandap World | Floral & Decor: Mandap World | DJ: DJ Hiren | Baraat: DJ Hiren | Lighting: DJ Hiren


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