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Nashville, TN Fusion Indian Wedding by With This Ring Wedding Films

Hello Maharanis! Today, we have an extra special treat with this gorgeous wedding film edited and shot to magical proportions by With This Ring Wedding Films. Stephanie and Sumeeth are truly a match made in country heaven. Every single moment from the sangeet celebration with Red Umbrella Event designing the ultimate sweetheart stage to all the gorgeous trimmings of the mandap; this is one self planned wedding that this Maharani must be extremely proud of! Megan Lee with Declan + Mae ensured that the bride was properly ready for her events and Stephanie simply glowed in all of her glory. What is equally impressive is securing the most jaw dropping venue. The wedding celebrations concluded at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; no doubt the Bollywood beats of DJ Connection was in full swing here! You can read the special three part feature here captured by Shanell Bledsoe Photography, but before you go, hit play for this enchanting love story! 

We have a whole week of Maharani weddings to feature! See you tomorrow. 

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Cinematography: With This Ring Wedding Films | Mehndi Artists: Horizon Henna | Bridal Fashions: Natalie M | Bridal Fashions: David's Bridal (bridesmaid dresses) | Bridal Jewelry: Sampat Jewlers | Bridal Jewelry: Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers | Cakes & Treats: Signature Cakes by Vicki | Catering: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum | Dj & Entertainment: DJ Connection | Draping & Styling: Khajana Boutique | Floral & Décor: The Enchanted Florist | Hair & Makeup: Declan + Mae - Meghan Lee | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Simply Done Invites | Lighting: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum | Live Music: Farewell Angelina | Photobooth: Shutterbooth | Photographer: Shanell Bledsoe Photography | Planning & Design: Weddings by Rachel | Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: White Ink Calligraphy | Tuxedos: Street Tuxedo | Sangeet Venue: Nashville Marriott Vanderbilt Hotel | Ceremony Venue: Scarritt Bennett Center - Wightman Chapel | Reception Venue: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum | Sangeet Photobooth: Red Umbrella | Sangeet Stage: Red Umbrella |


Atlanta, GA Fusion Indian Wedding by Christopher Brock Photography

If you’re looking for a burst of energyon this humid summer day, you’ve come to the right place! Vyjoo and Danny are the stars of this joyous Indian fusion wedding film by Christopher Brock Photography, and every single second of this highlight was bliss! It’s obvious how in love this gorg couple is; they were beaming in every frame. So sweet! Vyjoo and Danny’s wedding included a majestic ceremony and high octane reception at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. The weekend was bustling with nonstop action, with the planning team from Envi Event Planning and decor crew from Sterling Decor by Kalpana Patel ensuring that every detail was perfectly in place. Vyjoo was dazzling in bombshell hair by Gunn Glamour by Samantha Gunn, pristine, dewy makeup by Erica Bogart Beauty, and artistic mehndi by Beauty You Deserve by Nikki. The fun-filled reception was a sultry affair that was blinged out in the most luxurious blue hues. Enormous centerpieces and flickering candles bathed the room in a dreamy vibe for the ultimate grand finale. To top off the luxury, Cafe Bombay Indian Bistro provided a decadent menu that had guests swooning, while The Royal Collection provided beautifully crafted invitations and stationery for the event. Sit back and relax as we transport you to Atlanta, GA with Christopher Brock Photography capturing every charming moment! This adorable bride and groom sure know how to throw a party. Hit play to relive all the fabulous moments.

So lovely! We'll bring you another gorg wedding film first thing tomorrow. :)

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Planning & Design: Envi Event Planning | Mehndi Artists: Beauty You Deserve | Catering: Cafe Bombay Restaurant and Catering | Hair & Makeup: Gunn Glamour Hair, Makeup, & Bridal | Photography: Christopher Brock Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Cinematography: Christopher Brock Photography | Hair & Makeup: Erica Bogart Beauty | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta | Floral & Decor: Sterling Decor by Kalpana Patel | DJ: Prime DJs | Dhol: Dholi P (Pritul Patel) | Horse for Baraat: Nottingham Shire - Carriage for Hire | Bridal Fashions: Image Boutique Shop by Surinder Bedi | Bridal Jewelry: Kiaan Silver | Cake & Treats: Picasso Cakes by Celso | Photo Booth: Mag-nificent Photo Experiences |


Phoenix, AZ Fusion Indian Wedding by Amoroma Productions

Amoroma Productions brings us Patricia and Prabhav’s vibrant fusion wedding extravaganza! The first moments of the clip shows the joyful duo preparing themselves for their sunshine drenched ceremony. While Prabhav boogied on his trust steed from KC's Classic Carriage Company, Maharani Patricia sparkled under the cloudless sky in pure hues of red, blue, and yellow. Apropos Creations created an intricately draped ceremony space, and the beautiful Patricia made a showstopping entrance under the gauzy fabric. Brides to be, we think that a draped entrance is such a fresh option compared to the more tradition candle or rose petal strewn aisles, especially if you’re having an outdoor soiree! After Patricia and Prabhav were minted as Mr. and Mrs., they exchanged their traditional Indian garb for black tie finery! Patricia's gown was modern mixed some with inspiration from the jazz era. We are obsessed with every part of this look! Coupled with a glimmering antique headpiece, glam curls by Makiaj Beauty and mehndi by Henna by Purvi, Patricia was positively breathtaking. Guests were treated to a reception ballroom drenched in golds, blues, and tons of blooms at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge designed by Apropos Creations. Everyone went wild when the beloved newlyweds performed their sensational first dance, and swarmed the dance floor when In the Mix Entertainment blasted the latest and greatest Bollywood club bangers. Watch the cinematic clip below, and take a look at a bounty of beautiful images by Light Rain Images awaiting in the full gallery!

Beautiful right? We'll see you bright and early with another fabulous film tomorrow morning!

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Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Baraat: KC's Classic Carriage Company | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Planning & Design: Apropos Creations | Floral & Decor: Apropos Creations | Draping/Styling: Apropos Creations | Ceremony and Reception Venue: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa | Floral: Fred's Flowers | Catering: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa | DJ: In the Mix Entertainment | Baraat: In the Mix Entertainment | Cake & Treats: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa | Cinematography: Amoroma Productions | Lighting: In the Mix Entertainment | Rentals: Us to U Rentals | Photographer: Light Rain Images |


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 |


Long Island, NY South Asian Wedding by NST Pictures

Morning Maharanis! We’re excited to share Amaira and Suleman’s Pakistani and Bangladeshi fusion wedding film with you all today. The cinematic masterpiece was captured by NST Pictures, and Amaira looked every inch a leading lady in her gorgeously designed red lehenga and golden jewels. We were impressed to note that Amaira took on planning and design duties herself in conjunction with Dee Weddings, and together, they did such a fabulous job! We had to hear some wedding advice from this talented Maharani, and the first thing she stressed was, “GET A PLANNER!” She also added, “The other piece of advice I would give is to be prepared for things to go wrong and try to take it in stride. At the end of the day, you're getting to celebrate your marriage and that's what it is really about. It's a blessing, treat it like one and soak it all in!”  This bride is such a perfectionist, and Raja Suleman isn’t far behind. We are such fans of his cerulean sherwani emblazoned with tons of embroidery. Wyld NYC provided stunning floral arrangements, including a jaw dropping floral wall that would make Kim and Kanye green with envy! This couple is not only creative and lovely, but thoughtful as well. We were touched by Amaira and Suleman’s decision to donate to the Islamic Relief USA - Aid to Syria in lieu of typical wedding favors. The celebration was filled with oodles of special details, so watch the film below, and peruse the full gallery of photographs by Sharif Karim of Karim Photo. And for even more behind the scenes scoop, scroll on for our informative interview with Maharani Amaira!

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

Suleman and I met online in the summer of 2014. I'd been on OKCupid for quite some time, and was ready to call it quits. I had logged on to deactivate my profile when I came across his message. It was a simple hello, but enough to catch my attention. I went onto his profile and the moment I got a look at his picture, I remember instantly thinking, "He looks like he could be my husband!" and promptly freaking myself out at the thought of that. I knew the moment I saw his photo that I was going to marry him, as absolutely insane as that sounds. We exchanged numbers and talked almost daily, but waited nearly a month and half to meet each other as it was Ramadan and we were trying to be respectful, hah. Even on our first date, I couldn't really get a good read on him and kept trying to keep my "secret" to myself and tried to act like I was totally cool and not positive that I was going to marry him. I found out later that he thought I was totally goofy, but sweet and figured my awkwardness was a part of my charm. In short, I knew immediately, and spent three months waiting for reality to catch up to him!

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

I got two bridal lenghas because I am the luckiest, most spoiled girl in the world! My in-laws gifted me a beautiful lengha choli, and my parents flew to India (!!!) to get me my other outfit from my favorite designer, Sabayasachi! I initially was dead set on a cream outfit with a red top, and gold detailing based off an outfit I had seen from Monika Jassal. But the more I shopped, the more hesitant I became, as it was so hard to find cream, or hard to envision what a piece might look like in cream. My ceremony outfit, the lengha choli, I bought in New York, from Sitara Boutique (shout out to Nitu!). I loved this outfit and chose it because it was a happy marriage of a Pakistani based style (as a nod to my new family), and my style. My reception outfit was a beautiful cherry red Sabayaschi number that made me feel like a queen! I felt incredible in that outfit, and my husband clearly thought so, too! His eyes lit up the moment he saw me. He looked dapper, too. His sherwani was from Ziggi Studios in the UK, and he was dead set on that shade of blue and I ended up choosing red to contrast his outfit. I know it's usually the other way around, haha, but his sherwani was incredible!

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

Apart from the obvious, which is getting to plan a wedding with my husband, the most enjoyable part was all of the time I got to spend with my family, extended and immediate and the time I got to spend with my in-laws as well. I loved that there was always something on the calendar for me and that my whole family was around to help. We saw each other nearly every weekend and everyone made it known that their help was available to me in any way that they could.
I would say the other enjoyable part was my meeting Deepti Jotwani of Dee Weddings and getting to work with her on my wedding. I had managed to maintain my sanity through month four of the planning process, but with just six weeks left to go for my wedding, I told my husband I desperately needed a planner to tie everything together. I found myself obsessing over every last detail and wondering how I would manage so many vendors and guests, and also try to enjoy the day I'd planned for so long. We came across Deepti, who was just a breath of fresh air. She immediately put me at ease, and helped me finalize details for my wedding and ensure that everything ran smoothly. Not only that, but we are also close friends now, so certainly an unexpected, but welcome surprise.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I heard a lot of people say that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. That comment really gets me every single time, because I know the level of intense and crazy planning and attention to detail that went into planning it. One comment though, that I hear more than anything, is how much people loved our ceremony. Muslim nikkahs often get treated as an afterthought, usually being done in private behind closed doors. People tend to come for the reception, eat, and leave. I knew I didn't want my wedding to be anything like that. I worked closely with my imam to ensure that he understood exactly what I wanted. We did an American style ceremony, if you could call it that, with a Muslim nikkah thrown into the mix. I got to walk down the aisle, I had our bridesmaids and groomsmen at our side, our imam gave a beautiful sermon on marriage and Islam, and I noticed many people tearing. Exactly what I hoped for, haha! I also remember people loving the actual songs I chose during the ceremony, it was pop themed, and true to us as a couple, haha. I walked down the aisle to Taylor Swift in violins, true to our proposal and myself. We walked out to "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry. It was lighthearted and fun and I loved every moment of it.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I don't think I have one particular moment that stands out. That entire day feels like a beautifully curated movie, haha, just totally immortalized in my mind. I think though, that the most special part for me was my family and bridal party coming in early to help me and spend time with us as we got ready. Everyone was excited and happy, and it's something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
GET A PLANNER! I can't stress this enough. I knew even when we started planning that I needed one, but Suleman insisted we could do it ourselves and save the money. To his point, I'm glad that I did so much myself, it was rewarding to be able to really produce this labor of love and see it come to life. BUT, I ended up getting Dee Weddings to coordinate my day anyway, I remember thinking if only I had hired her sooner, she would have saved me all the headache and probably saved me some money along the way, too. Even if you think you can't afford it, look into a Day-Of coordinator, or a partial planner. Most planners tend to do all three and would be more than willing to have the conversation with you, so don't hesitate to ask!
The other piece of advice I would give is that be prepared for things to go wrong and try to take it in stride. At the end of the day, you're getting to celebrate your marriage and that's what it is really about. It's a blessing, treat it like one and soak it all in!

Thank you Amaira! We hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Planning & Design: Dee Weddings | Holud/Mehendi Venue: World's Fair Marina | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Chateau at Coindre Hall | Day of Coordinator: Deepti of Dee Weddings | Decor: Amaira of Dee Weddings | Holud Decor: Tamanna's Decor | Floral: Wyld NYC | Hair & Makeup: Audrey Lea Curry | Catering: Greystone Catering from Chateau at Coindre Hall | DJ: Bollywood DJs | Bridal Fashion: Sitara NY | Bridal Fashion: Sabayasachi | Groom’s Fashion: Ziggi Studio Menswear | Reception Cake & Treats: Rolling Pin Bakery | Holud/Mehendi Cake & Treats: Moni's Kitchen | Cinematography: NST Pictures | Event Designer: Amaira of Dee Weddings | Favors: Moni's Kitchen | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Amaira of Dee Weddings | Lighting: Bollywood DJs | Mehndi Artist: Mehendi by Navi | Photo Booth: Say Cheese NYC | Registry: Zola Registry | Rentals: Patina Rentals | Tuxedos: Generation Tux | Photography: Sharif Karim of Stark Karim Photography |


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