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Princeton, NJ Indian Wedding by My Wedding Way

Sheena and Nikhil’s Indian wedding celebration was one of those once in a lifetime events that you hope you can witness someday. Luckily, My Wedding Way captured this tour de force film that we can rewatch over and over again! It kicked off at the Hyatt Regency Princeton where Sheena and Nikhil were adorning themselves in their wedding finery. The beautiful bride wore an elegant red lehenga, accessorized with glittering jewelry and ruby red lips and manicure. Meanwhile, Nikhil kicked off the festivities on a euphoric note by leading a massive bharat that was emblematic of the fun to come! As guests trickled into the Hyatt Regency Princeton, they were blown away by the royal decorations and majestic mandap masterminded by the visionaries at Abhishek Decorators. The reception party also completely blew us away. The event was a perfect blend of elegant, sparkly, and wild - Sheena, Nikhil, and their guests are incredible dancers who how to have the best time! Medley Entertainment and DJ Gaurav provided musical entertainment, and you have to see the jam packed dance floor to believe it. Too much fun! The night was a magical blur of dancing, entertainment and charm, all filmed with artistic flair by My Wedding Way. Hit play to watch this stellar clip. We absolutely cannot wait for the still images from Charmi Pena Photography to land on our editorial desks!

Have the most wonderful weekend Maharanis!

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Photography: Charmi Pena Photography | Cinematography: My Wedding Way | Floral & Decor: Abhishek Decorators | Venues: Hyatt Regency Princeton | Live Music: Medley Entertainment | Planning & Design: ANR Events - Ami Patel | Hair: Dawn Gomez | Makeup: Marissa Pascone | Catering: Moghul | DJs: DJ Gaurav | Live Wedding Ceremony Singer: Varsha Joshi | Live Event Painter: Andy Greenlee |


Dallas, TX South Asian Wedding by Inspired Effects

We’re loving Susan and Simon’s wedding film by Inspired Effects. This darling duo’s special day contained the perfect blend of touching ceremonial rites and energetic dance party moments! The film began with Susan and Simon’s ceremony, which was serene and touching. We noticed that the pews were bursting with loved ones elated to witness the duo take their matrimonial vows. Simon was a gentlemen in his navy tux, while Susan looked angelic in her beaded white gown and whimsical styling. Pam Lux Makeup created a doe eyed makeup look and ethereal, flowing waves that suited the romantic proceedings so well. The couple also dressed their beloved bridal party in sensational styles, with the gents in gray suits and the ladies in rosy pink dresses. Gray & pink are one of our absolute favorite color combos, so we give the fashions two thumbs up! Next, guests kicked back and relaxed at the newlyweds’ euphoric reception extravaganza! The Irving Convention Center venue was adorned from ceiling to floor in dreamy drapings, candles, and chandeliers by the artists at Bebe’s Decor. Our jaws dropped when we caught sight of the stage - Specifically the floral wall. It was such a lush cloud of prettiness. The night was a nonstop party with 1Amazing DJ Service taking over the beats and lighting. Such a blast!  Susan and Simon’s wedding had it all, and you should definitely hit play for all the special moments. Enjoy!

We'll be back tomorrow morning with another fantastic video for you all. Have a lovely day!

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Cinematography: Inspired Effects | DJ: 1Amazing DJ | Floral & Decor: Bebes Decor | Lighting: 1Amazing DJ | Photography: Inspired Effects | Reception Venue: Irving Convention Center | Floral & Decor: My Designer by Jacqueline Padilla | Hair & Makeup: Pam Lux Makeup | Appetizers: Taj Mahal | Pianist: Lance Abraham | Photo Booths: YourGigRentals | Transportation: DallasLimoPartyBus |


Salida, CA South Asian Wedding by Paul Ortiz Films

When a film from Paul Ortiz Films crosses our desks, we perk up immediately and know we are in for some stunning escapism. This majestic clip showcased the love between Priya and Sterling and weaved such a rich tale of their romance. Our senses were overcome with the breathtaking scenes in the film, ranging from the couple frolicking on cliffs alongside the ocean, to hypnotizing performances by BollyNaach at the California Ballroom reception. Above all, the radiance of the couple shone brightly, and we loved witnessing the duo engage in ancient and meaningful traditions with so much poise. Kudos to the couple’s family who planned and designed the celebrations. Guests were utterly transported to India in the outdoor ceremony space that was carefully festooned with florals by Flowers By Alis. During the proceedings, rain began to fall, which is a sign of prosperity within Hindu customs. We’re so excited for Priya and Sterling and all the adventures that are to come for them in the future. They have a truly awe inspiring wedding film to remember their union, and we’re excited to share the clip with all of you. Hurry and hit play - We promise you’ll thank us!

We dont know about you, but we're off to watch that clip over and over. Have a lovely day Maharanis!

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Cinematography: Paul Ortiz Films | Photographer: Ravi Ram Q Studios International | Sangeet and Ceremony Venue: Family Home | Reception Venue: California Ballroom | Planning & Design: Family Members | Floral & Decor: Flowers By Alis | Hair: Minal Khatri at Bridal Henna Beauty | Catering: Sandy's Catering | DJs: DeeJay Dru - DJ Nikhil | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: BollyNaach | Bridal Fashions: Indian Wedding Sarees | Bridal Jewelry: Juzba Indian Jewelry | Cake & Treats: Elegant Cakes By Lida | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Minal Khatri | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Indian Wedding Card | Mehndi Artists: Minal Khatri | Tuxedos: Roopam Clothing |


San Francisco, CA Sikh Wedding by White Rose Production

Oh my goodness, this NorCal wedding film by White Rose Production is an absolute cinematic marvel. The shots, the action, and the energy captured in the clip electrifies us! Also, the fashions in the video are so lux. Maharani Amrit was a goddess in a delicate petal pink lehenga by Frontier Raas and perfectly applied henna by Mehndi By Kamal. Beauty gurus from Lilly’s Beauty World whipped up a sensational hair and makeup look for the bride, which included rosy cheeks, shimmering eyes, and a polished updo. She glowed from every angle. And while we usually don’t covet the groom’s outfit, Alex’s pearl encrusted sherwani was an exception! Such a gorgeous, fashion forward couple. The duo’s love for each shined brightly during their ceremony at the Sikh Institute of Fresno, and the film captured their admiration for each other so vividly. Next, we were invited into their reception at the historic San Francisco City Hall. The ornate venue was completely decked out in sophisticated decor and green touches by To Have & To Hold Florals, with planning and design overseen by Sky Weddings and Events. The video ends on an emotional note as the couple departs the hall, ready to embark on their grand adventures as husband and wife. Maharanis, we promise that you don’t want to miss this dazzling clip. Hurry and hit play to experience all the magic!

Breathtaking, right Maharanis? We'll be back tomorrow morning with another inspiring wedding film!

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Cinematographer: White Rose Production | Photographer: White Rose Production | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Institute of Fresno | Reception Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Planning & Design: Sky Weddings and Events | Floral & Decor: To Have & To Hold Florals | Hair & Makeup: Lilly’s Beauty World | Catering: Jalsa Catering & Events | DJs: DJ Gagan - Norcal Visuals | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Raas | Cake & Treats: SusieCakes Bakery | Mehndi Artists: Mehndi By Kamal |


Leesburg, VA Indian Wedding by RIMAS FILMS

In this wedding film by RIMAS FILMS, beautiful bride Soorya descended the aisle in a shower of bubbles, which was indicative of the couple’s playful energy. Soorya and Ankit personify the notion of marrying your best friend, and this clip contains the perfect balance of romantic elegance and cute moments between the lovebirds! For instance, we were tickled when the couple’s emotional first look ended with the duo playing a round of mini golf. Their outdoor ceremony at Lansdowne Resort and Spa was breezy chicness at its finest, while the reception was a dazzling, black tie extravaganza. Kudos to the planning and design aficionados from Preeti Exclusive Creations and the floral and decor team from Sarah Khan Event Styling for pulling off so much prettiness! As the weekend progressed, Maharani Soorya amped up the glamour, beginning in a classic red lehenga and ending the celebrations in a sultry burgundy gown. Jaws dropped as the loved up duo performed their first dance, which was followed by an entertaining array of performances from loved ones. Deliciously fragrant food from Bollywood Bistro and dessert from Classic Bakery only added to the exciting buzz inside the reception ballroom. The festivities then escalated to new heights during a dance off led by the talents at Deejay Rish. Witness all the fun in the video by RIMAS FILMS!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Ankit through my Brother-in-Law, Prabu. Prabu and my sister threw a bachelor party together for their friends in Atlantic City and Ankit and I immediately hit it off. Unfortunately, I moved 3,000 miles away to Los Angeles for Medical School a short time later, but Ankit stuck through it with me. With him, there wasn't one moment that I knew he was "the one". It was the little things, that built up to being big things that made me sure he had already become "the one."

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.
Planning our wedding was no easy feat. Not only were we planning on having the "Big Fat Indian Wedding," on a holiday weekend, but I was also away for rotations and school for most of the time. This meant, lots of planning, with lots of time zone differences. As a result, we started planning early--I mean very early. Our venue was booked a year and a half before the event, and we had all of our core vendors nearly a year before the event. As we got closer to the wedding, Ankit and I were both able to be a bit more available as we were both on the East coast, but it took a lot of juggling. Our wedding planner, Preeti, made so much of this easier for us. For example, I was pretty heart set on donating leftover food from our Reception to a local homeless shelter, and despite the odds, Preeti was able to make it happen! In terms of Decor, I left a lot of the details in the hands of our decorator, Sarah. We trusted her vision, and once we gave her a sense of what we wanted, she was able to use her creative license to create a weekend we could have never dreamed up on our own. Hair and makeup was something I was more particular about (as I love Makeup myself!) but my makeup artist, Ana Buitrago, was one of the most flexible people I could have ever worked with. She rose to each challenge I put in front of her, and the result was stunning. Outfits were from Frontier Raas Boutique in Chandigarh, Punjab. They made it so easy for me to choose from their wide array of beautiful gowns!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For my Bridal Lengha, I was looking for a circular construction modified mermaid skirt. For colors, I wanted a pop of bright red with gold accents. I was particular about a veil that had lots of embroidery to help highlight my hairstyle, and add to the jewelry I was going to wear.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was seeing how my now husband rose to the occasion. I had helped to plan a lot of my sister's wedding four years ago, and thought that most of the responsibility for planning this wedding would understandably fall onto my shoulders. Instead, Ankit took on a lot of the responsibility of communicating with Vendors and finalizing Contracts which took a lot of stress off of my plate. The way we were able to work together as a team was so wonderful to experience, and it makes me feel really good about us tackling any challenge in the future.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think what my guests really enjoyed was the attention to detail. From our personal touches to the wedding like itineraries for each guest and "Soorya and Ankit's favorite things" goodie bags, to our vendors personal touches like complimentary champagne on check in and unique floral arrangements, I think it was the little things that made the biggest difference at our wedding.

One of the more unique favors we had for each of our guests were white Parasols during the wedding. Since our wedding was an outdoor wedding, our biggest concern was that the May sun would make our guests really hot. We ended up having the opposite, challenge—it began to drizzle during the wedding! The parasols ended up coming in handy for our guests, and were a beautiful accent to a blessed wedding ceremony!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My favorite part about the wedding was our first look. I was initially against doing a first look, as I thought it would take away from the moment I would walk down the aisle. My planner, my sister Arya and Ankit all convinced me that we should do it anyways. However, in my mind, if I was going to do this, then I would do it in my own way. I decided to surprise Ankit by re-enacting the scene in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Simran leaves Raj on the bridge, but in reverse. As I walked toward him for the first look, I said, "Agar yeh tujhe pyar karta hai...toh palat ke dekhega! Palat! Palat! Palat!" Safe to say, I didn't have to wait long for him to turn and face his new Bride.

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 the Reception we were trying to make it as tailored to our guests as possible. Details like a longer cocktail hour, a shorter program, our first dance inviting all couples to the dance floor helped to make our guests feel more engaged and to have more fun at this event. The decor was to be classic whites and ivories with gold and blush accents. We had a gorgeous floral wall constructed for our backdrop, which was accented by our beautiful gold cake on top of a bed of roses.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
As a self-proclaimed Type A personality, the biggest piece of advice I can give Brides-To-Be is that a "stress-free" wedding does not exist! People would constantly tell me to "not stress" and "don't worry about it so much," and while that came from a really good place, it definitely wasn't the reality. Accepting the fact that this process is stressful in and of itself made the planning more manageable. As a result, plan a stress-free, relaxing Honeymoon (without much traveling or to-dos) straight after the wedding if you can take the time off. Going away to Greece the day after our wedding was probably the best decision we could have made!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
All of my jewelry was heirloom from my Mother and my Mother-in-law. This was something that was so special and really made both of them feel so happy on my wedding day. My parents originally hail from Kerala, India, and since I did not wear the traditional marriage attire, wearing traditional jewelry from our home was really important for me. Additionally, I was able to incorporate traditional Jasmine flowers in my hairstyle for the wedding. A few of the pieces also belong to my Mother-in-Law. These pieces were the same ones she wore for her own wedding. I think incorporating these sentimental aspects to my wedding attire made it really special for both families.
Mehndi was done by Rehma Khan of HennaInk. Though she was given complete creative license for the design, I was pretty particular about the mehndi being heavy and above the elbows. She was such a sport during the 4 hour appointment! The venue was Lansdowne Resort and Spa and our wedding coordinator was Leslie Eyster. She was such a pleasure to work with and I loved her attention to detail! She probably received hundreds (if not thousands!) of emails from me over the past two years and did not miss a beat! Our cake was done by Classic Bakery and was coordinated by Areen Movessian. He took all of our jumbled up ideas and turned it into a breath-taking creation.
Just wanted to add a few more things— Our DJ was Rishabh Luthra or DJ Rish from the NJ/NY area. We had heard him play at one of our friend’s Sangeets and (being music aficionados as we are) we were dead set on having him at our wedding! Our guests absolutely loved his awesome mixing as well as how easily he understood the crowd and what they wanted. At the end of the night, him and his team compiled a beautiful album of all of our guests Photo Booth pictures and a message inside. This was such a wonderful personal touch and something we will never forget. Our videographer was Rimas Vasiulus of Rimas Films. He was our first choice of wedding videographers and though we almost lost him to another couple who booked earlier, we eventually got him! Kismat! He did a phenomenal job capturing the day for us and made a truly memorable product. Our catering was by Pankaj Sharma of Bollywood Bistro. We garnered a relationship with Mr. Sharma 4 years ago for my sister’s wedding, and using him was a no-brainer for our wedding. For our wedding lunch, we catered food from Mr. Suku Nair of Turmeric Restaurant in McLean, Virginia to give a Kerala touch to the wedding. The food was a traditional Kerala spread which gave our event a unique flair. 

Thank you Soorya! Have a fantastic Father's Day weekend Maharanis. See you Monday!

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Planning & Design: Preeti Exclusive | Cinematography: Rimas Films | Cakes & Treats: Classic Bakery & Cafe | Photographer: Nat Wongsaroj Photography | Venue: Lansdowne Resort and Spa | Floral & Decor: Sarah Khan Event Styling | Catering: Bollywood Bistro | DJ: Deejay Rish | Mehndi: HennaInk |


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