Go up
See the latest in:

MAGAZINE

PLATINUM VENDOR BLOG

Chicago, IL Indian Fusion Wedding by Paul Morse Photo

FILMS

Park Ridge, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

REAL WEDDINGS PG BLOG FILMS BLOG VENDOR GUIDE GALLERY WEDSITES
Maharani Weddings Blog The Platinum Guide Blog Indian Wedding Videos MAGAZINES Submit a wedding

All posts with Style "Bollywood"

Wailea, Hawaii Fusion Indian Wedding by Anna Kim Photography

Happy Friday Maharanis! We love capping off the week with sensational destination weddings since they put us in weekend relaxation mode. Sharifa and Ravi’s destination fusion weekend was a beachy yet lux treat that hit all the right notes! They chose the elegant Four Seasons Maui to celebrate their love, and the hotel’s staff pulled out all the stops to ensure this was a once in a lifetime event filled to the brim with otherworldly beauty. Beautiful bride Sharifa was fit for royalty as she walked up to her mandap in a radiant red lehenga and gorg Manolo Blahnik heels that she borrowed from her sister. Excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the ground! Country Bouquets Maui and the Four Seasons Maui created a tropical mandap comprised of fiery hues. This masterpiece was an eclectic blend of fresh florals and synchronized draping with the majestic backdrop of the Hawaiian waters. This Maharani's wedding definitely took the stunning factor up to full blast. Next up is the duo’s Christian ceremony!  Take a dip into the charming full gallery captured by Anna Kim Photography. We’ll be back with all the glam reception deets, featuring non-stop fun under the Hawaiian sun!

indian groom fashion,indian bride lengha,destination wedding photography
indian bride fashion,bridal jewelry,bridal tikka,indian bride getting ready
rajaham,indian wedding ceremony,indian bride fashion,indian groom fashion
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony floral and decor,flower mandap
flower mandap,indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony floral and decor,venues
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony floral and decor
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony floral and decor
jai mala ceremony,indian wedding ceremony,indian bride lengha,indian groom fashion
indian wedding ceremony,indian bride fashion,indian groom fashion

We'll be back before you can say "pina colada!"

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Bollywood
Fusion
Beach
season
Autumn
color
Venue: Four Seasons Maui | Planning & Design: Four Seasons Maui | Floral & Decor: Country Bouquets Maui | Hair & Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty | Bridal Fashion: Sottero & Midgley | Catering: Four Seasons Maui | DJ: Ace Beats | Randy | Event Designer: Laura Creider | Four Seasons Maui | Photographer: Anna Kim Photography | Bridal Fashions (White Dress): Sottero & Midgley | Cinematographer: Hawaii Video Memories | Welcome Reception: Sail Trilogy | LiAnne Driessen |


Charlotte, NC Indian Wedding by A&A Photo & Video

Today, we’re bringing you readers a visual treat with Aishwarya and Amit’s black tie reception gala. The duo brought on Suhaag Garden and Ayesha Mian to take care of all planning and design details for their gorgeous Indian wedding affair. The bride and groom made their triumphant entrance to The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, and the spacious quarters shined with elegance. The venue is absolutely stunning on its own but with the magical touch of Suhaag Garden, every image captured by A&A Photo & Video left us speechless. Each of fashionista Aishwarya’s ensembles reflected her deep-rooted Indian heritage intermixed with modern sophistication, and her glittering reception lehenga was the pinnacle of her bridal looks in our opinion! Amit Vasi ensured that the venue was bathed in euphoric beats and luminous lighting. Every reception detail was painstakingly executed, and shades of white and gold bathed the space (down to their gold dipped cake). One of the most treasured moments of the night was the cake cutting ceremony baked specially for the couple by Cake Expressions by Lisa. The duo had an absolute ball throughout every moment of the weekend. Aishwarya told us, “We ended the night as we usually do - last ones standing on the dance floor. It was the happiest weekend of my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing!” Sounds like a blast! We have all the action packed photos for you to enjoy in our full gallery.

indian bride,indian wedding stage,portrait,floral and decor
indian bride indian wedding photography,reception fashion
indian bride indian groom,indian wedding photography,reception fashion
indian bride indian groom,indian wedding photography,reception fashion
indian wedding reception,floral and decor,floral centerpieces
indian bride and groom,indian wedding photography,wedding stage,reception fashion
indian wedding reception,floral and decor,floral centerpieces
indian wedding reception,floral and decor,wedding cake
indian wedding reception,indian bride and groom,dj
indian wedding reception,indian bride and groom
indian wedding reception,indian bride and groom,dj
indian wedding reception,indian bride,wedding cake
indian wedding reception,indian bride and groom,wedding cake
indian bride,portrait,hair and makeup

So lovely right? We'll be back tomorrow morning with another magical Indian wedding for you all!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Bollywood
Ballroom
Romantic
season
Spring
color
Floral & Decor: Suhaag Garden | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Sangeet Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Planning & Design: Ayesha Mian | Hair & Makeup: Belladev Studio | Catering: Blue Taj | DJ: Amit Vasi | Baraat: Southern Breezes Carriages | Cake & Treats: Cake Expressions by Lisa | Cinematography: A&A Photo & Video - Sonia Khokar | Favors: Marigold Invites by Kiran Bedi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Marigold Invites by Kiran Bedi | Mehndi Artist: Anjana Agrawal | Chivari Chair Rentals: Party Reflections | Chivari Chair Rentals: Suhaag Garden | Photography: A&A Photo & Video - Sonia Khokar |


Charlotte, NC Indian Wedding by A&A Photo & Video

We were dazzled as we entered The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge venue, and are swooning over every single sparkling part of Aishwarya and Amit’s wedding event. After all, we’re in the wedding business and drooling over wedding lenghas, jewelry sets and gorgeous mandaps are all in a day’s work! Aishwarya and Amit’s love story was brimming with all sorts of sweetness and when the bride gushed about all the details our hearts were overflowing with joy. After the duo’s first date, sparks were flying, and here we are unveiling all the details of their lavish wedding! There’s not a moment to miss, and luckily A&A Photo & Video was there to capture every magical detail. The masterful floral and decor team from Suhaag Garden created a blush mandap and stage set up that was the stuff of fairytale dreams. The bride was a ray of light in a sunny, yellow sari and golden accessories (including a lux, bejeweled belt). Her natural bridal look was the height of chicness. After the palla was pinned in place, it was time for Aishwarya to wow her guests. She floated down the candle and petal strewn aisle under a floral canopy to her elated Raja. We have all the ceremony snaps in our full gallery for your perusal. As a bonus treat the bride reveals all to Maharani Weddings down below.

indian bride and groom,indian wedding photography,ceremony fashion
hair and makeup,getting ready,indian bride
indian bride,bridal shoes,indian bride fashion
indian bride,saree,ceremony fashion,south indian bride
indian bride,indian groom,getting ready,indian wedding photography
indian wedding ceremony,floral and decor,planning and design
indian wedding ceremony,floral and decor,planning and design,mandap
south indian wedding ceremony,indian bride,floral and decor,canopy
south indian wedding ceremony,indian bride,floral and decor,canopy
south indian wedding ceremony,south indian bride
south indian wedding ceremony,south indian bride and groom

Behind the Scenes Scoop From The Bride:

After graduating medical school in 2013, I moved to Charlotte to start my residency training. One night, I went out with my new friends, and someone behind me in line struck up a conversation with me. I turned around and asked “Are you talking to me?” And he was! Amit and I chatted that night about all sorts of things - his love of old vinyl records, my love for books, his Punjabi heritage, his grandpa, etc., and I felt like I was meeting someone I already knew.

The next day, my phone chimed around noon: “Hey Aishwarya, this is Amit. If you’re free tonight, I’d love to take you to dinner.” That night, I went on my very first date in Charlotte.  Before we were seated, Amit told me about another place that he wanted to take me to for brunch (my favorite weekend activity). I was so excited that he was already thinking about the next time we would be together.

During the next few years, I realized how lucky I was that my first date in this new city would also be my last one. Amit proposed to me on an autumn evening during my third year of residency.

During my chief year of residency, we began to plan our wedding. My team of planners - event coordination by Ayesha Mian, decoration and design by Suhaag Garden, and our wedding planner at Ballantyne Hotel - were instrumental in making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect.

Our wedding weekend commenced with my mehndi ceremony. This was attended by close friends and family. We had a cool front moving in that April evening, but everyone soon forgot about the weather as we started the celebration. My decor team arranged a beautiful jula for Amit and me to be seated, and this was also the perfect place for us to enjoy our Haldi ceremony the next day. Under a Carolina blue sky, our family and friends anointed us with the turmeric paste which is integral to this ceremony.

That night, the celebration really got underway with the Sangeet. My sister organized the performances for the evening, which included dances by both of our mother and fathers, as well as group dances choreographed by the bridal and groom’s parties. My sister is actually quite shy about public performances, and we had discussed her stage fright months before the wedding weekend. I know I will always remember how her dancing captivated the audience, and how much she loved me to be able to put her fears behind her and head to the dance floor.

The next day, I watched the sun rise while getting ready for my wedding ceremony. We were married during another beautiful, sunny day. I walked down the aisle under a hand-made flower canopy that my aunt and mother had created for me. I wore a gold sari and was escorted by my father and my four closest male relatives. My mother joined us as we walked to the mandap, which was all pale blush, ivory, and roses. It was even more than I had ever imagined.

The wedding festivities concluded with a black tie reception later that evening. Amit and I love to dance, and I will always remember our entrance into the wedding reception to our favorite song by K. Flay. My wedding gagra was embroidered with thousands of Swarovski crystals, and these shone and flashed as Amit twirled me and dipped me on the dance floor.  The highlight of the evening was a movie that my sister and my brother-in-law produced to tell our story. My sister ended the evening with a slideshow she had put together with memories from our baby pictures to our engagement photos, so that guests from both sides could truly know us as a couple.

We ended the night as we usually do - last ones standing on the dance floor. It was the happiest weekend of my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Hurry back! All of Aishwarya and Amit’s reception deets are up next!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Bollywood
Ballroom
Romantic
season
Spring
color
Floral & Decor: Suhaag Garden | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Sangeet Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Planning & Design: Ayesha Mian | Hair & Makeup: Belladev Studio | Catering: Blue Taj | DJ: Amit Vasi | Baraat: Southern Breezes Carriages | Cake & Treats: Cake Expressions by Lisa | Cinematography: A&A Photo & Video - Sonia Khokar | Favors: Marigold Invites by Kiran Bedi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Marigold Invites by Kiran Bedi | Mehndi Artist: Anjana Agrawal | Chivari Chair Rentals: Party Reflections | Chivari Chair Rentals: Suhaag Garden | Photography: A&A Photo & Video - Sonia Khokar |


Charlotte, NC Indian Wedding by A&A Photo & Video

Our inner bride squealed with glee when Aishwarya and Amit’s wedding landed on our desks. We were ticked by the couple’s sweet love story that started in Charlotte, North Carolina while they waited in line to enter an event. Their wedding was bursting with the most incredible design elements dreamed up by the floral and decor team at Suhaag Garden. The weekend blasted off in full force with Aishwarya and Amit’s technicolor Sangeet treat. Suhaag Garden festooned The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge ballroom with marvelous sunset colors. The bold yellows, tangerines, and violets popped so beautifully. Aishwarya’s sister organized all the jubilant performances, and the couple was captivated by each and every number as they sat on their lovely jula swing! Maharani Aishwarya perfectly matched the vibrant decor in her richly embroidered purple, pink, and yellow lehenga and glowed all night long. The evening ended as it always does: With Aishwarya and Amit rocking out on the dance floor! Hurry over to the full gallery by A&A Photo & Video for all the stellar moments from this rainbow bright Sangeet. We’ll be back in a flash to cover all the duo’s ceremony deets as they become Mr. and Mrs!

sangeet,pre-wedding celebrations,indian bride,pre-wedding fashion
indian bride,hair and makeup,bridal jewelry,bridal mehndi
indian bride,getting ready,bridal jewelry,bangles
sangeet,indian bride,india groom,pre-wedding fashion,jula
sangeet,pre- wedding celebrations,sangeet decoration
pre- wedding celebrations,sangeet decoration,sangeet
india groom,pre-wedding fashion,portrait
indian bride,hair and makeup,bridal jewelry,portrait
sangeet,pre- wedding celebrations,sangeet decoration,jula
pre- wedding celebrations,indian bride,indian groom,sangeet
pre- wedding celebrations,indian bride,choreography,sangeet

We'll be back in a jiffy Maharanis!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Bollywood
Ballroom
Romantic
season
Spring
color
Floral & Decor: Suhaag Garden | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Sangeet Venue: The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Planning & Design: Ayesha Mian | Hair & Makeup: Belladev Studio | Catering: Blue Taj | DJ: Amit Vasi | Baraat: Southern Breezes Carriages | Cake & Treats: Cake Expressions by Lisa | Cinematography: A&A Photo & Video - Sonia Khokar | Favors: Marigold Invites by Kiran Bedi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Marigold Invites by Kiran Bedi | Mehndi Artist: Anjana Agrawal | Chivari Chair Rentals: Party Reflections | Chivari Chair Rentals: Suhaag Garden | Photography: A&A Photo & Video - Sonia Khokar |


Miramar Beach, FL Destination Indian Wedding by Sameer Soorma Studios

We’ve finally reached the pinnacle of Hetal and Mitul’s wedding weekend: Their peaches and cream reception extravaganza! it is without a doubt, one of the glammest destination events we’ve covered to date. As their wedding has taught us, no event would be complete without the right wedding planner and Electric Karma - East Coast was on board to make sure all the events were streamlined cohesively. For Hetal’s reception look, she selected a dreamy pastel lehenga with embroidery that glittered under the hundreds of candles adorning the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa ballroom. Prashe Decor once again knocked it out of the park with chic and imaginative decor concepts that included layers of tapered candles, mod chandeliers, and blush floral arrangements that were bursting out of their vases! The DJ dream team from DJ Vik made a charismatic appearance and kept the crowd grooving under the humid Florida skies until the wee hours of the morning. Sameer Soorma Studios captured all the precious memories from this sensational soiree, which you can find in the complete gallery. As for all your brides-to-be dreaming of a wedding of this caliber and charm, Maharani Hetal shares some advice: “Even though I was running on veryyyy little sleep, I had a blast! As soon as the first day event rolled around, I didn't let myself stress out or think about the planning process. I let it flow and it turned out absolutely beautiful!” For more behind the scenes deets from this vivacious bride, scroll below for her full interview. We hope you all enjoyed reliving this sparkling event as much as we did!

indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,reception fashion
floral and decor,floral centerpiece,planning and design,indian wedding reception
indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,reception fashion
floral and decor,wedding reception stage,planning and design
indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,reception fashion
indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,reception fashion
indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,dj
indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,choreography,dj
floral and decor,sweetheart table,planning and design,indian wedding reception
wedding cake,planning and design,indian wedding reception
favors,planning and design,indian wedding reception
choreography,indian wedding reception,reception fashion,dj
indian bride and groom,indian wedding reception,reception fashion
indian bride and groom,indian wedding reception,reception fashion
indian groom,indian bride,indian wedding reception,wedding speech

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

I was introduced to my husband by my brother in law, Jignesh. My brother in law and my husband are second cousins. When my brother in law met me for the first time, he thought I would be perfect for Mitul (my husband). We were introduced to each other at my sister and brother in law's engagement party and the rest is history. We began talking and getting to know each other for about 5 months. We both then ended up going to India that December for family weddings and got a chance to spend a lot of time together. I got horribly sick while in India where I was not able to get out of bed for 3 days and had to get an IV. Instead of attending the family wedding, Mitul stayed by my bed side (and comforted me while I threw up) the entire time and gave me company while my family attended the wedding. That's when I knew he was "THE ONE!"

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

Mitul and I took a trip to Hawaii in March 2015 with his family. Mitul somehow convinced me that we should skydive while we are in Hawaii. The morning after we landed in Hawaii, we took a shuttle to the location for skydiving. He had already called the skydiving location and spoke to them a few weeks beforehand and informed them about his plans to propose. It turned out that 2015 was the worst year till date in terms of getting clearance to skydive due to the weather. (There needs to be a 3 mile radius of no cloud cover in order for the plane to go up). We ended up having to play the waiting game. They informed us that we would wait for the clouds to roll through for the next hour. 1 hour turned in to 3.5 hours and they informed us that there would be no skydiving taking place that day. I was ecstatic that I didn't have to skydive because I REALLY didn't want to. I was only doing it for Mitul.

Once we got back to the Hotel, Mitul secretly snuck away and planned a helicopter tour for the following day. He told me that we'd be getting a tour of the island in the helicopter because neither one of us had been on one. He informed me that since the skydiving didn't work out, the helicopter would nice and it'd be cool to see the island from an aerial perspective I still had NO CLUE. I was just happy I didn't have to jump out of a plane.

The following day once we got to the helicopter tour, we had to sit through a 10 minute safety lesson. After that, he made an excuse to go use the restroom. Instead of using the restroom he managed to track down the pilot of our helicopter and informed her of his plans to propose. She told him that the tour includes a beautiful waterfall called "The Sacred Falls" which is tucked between two huge mountains. He loved the idea and proposed to me on the helicopter at the Sacred Falls.

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

When I initially went to India for wedding shopping, I had told myself to be open to different ideas. We all see many bridal lenghas that are red and gold. I wanted to be a little non traditional and opt with something close to a red but not completely red for my bridal outfit. I saw many whites, pinks, lavenders, and light oranges but none stood out to me. I had a mini meltdown because I really thought I wasn't going to find "the one" and I was on a time crunch. After my meltdown we decided to go to one more shop for that day. There, I saw the one that I ended up choosing hanging on the racks and decided to try it on. As soon as I put it on, I knew that I felt like a bride in it.

Coincidentally, it ended up being ALL red and gold! 

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

When I first began wedding planning, I was a bit overwhelmed. I've seen my two older sisters go through it and have been there first hand to experience the craziness. I think one of the best parts about the planning for me was how well both of our families communicated and hashed out the details. Mitul's parents and my parents never hesitated with one another when they had a question. Our wedding went as well as it did because of how well we all communicated with each other. Our parents were the best throughout it all, they helped us tremendously and made sure Mitul and I got the wedding we envisioned! Another BIG part of our wedding planning process was our wonderful wedding planner Urvashi Mishra! She never felt like a wedding planner to me, she always made it feel more like family. She was ALWAYS available whenever we needed her and was on top of every aspect throughout our wedding weekend.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

The guests absolutely loved the idea of having a Destination wedding. We knew when we first began wedding planning that we wanted to do a warm area/beach wedding. We had our wedding in Destin, Florida. Neither Mitul or I live any where near Destin. Mitul is from Mississippi and I'm from Oregon. We were able to narrow our searches down to Destin and found the perfect location at the Hilton Sandestin. The guests were not only able to enjoy all of the events for both Mitul and I, but they all told us that it felt like a vacation because they were able to enjoy the beach and surrounding locations. We tried to space out the events so our guests could make the most of the location/resort as well as enjoy the events. I think Destin was the perfect place, because none of the guests felt that they were exhausted from all of the wedding festivities.

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

I think we sometimes put too much pressure on ourselves as brides. We think every thing needs to be perfect. You hear many people tell you to "take it all in" during your wedding and I couldn't agree more. I think it's important to take the pressure off of yourself and enjoy the moment(s) with the people closest to you. They all have traveled far to be there for you during the most important time of your life. I really enjoyed my weekend. Even though I was running on veryyyy little sleep, I had a blast! As soon as the first day event rolled around, I didn't let myself stress out or think about the planning process. I let it flow and it turned out absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for sharing Hetal! We'll see you all tomorrow for another stunning Indian wedding celebration.

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Bollywood
Ballroom
Destination
season
Summer
color
Photography: Sameer Soorma Studios | DJ: DJ Vik Events | Planning & Design: Electric karma - east coast | Cinematography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Hair & Makeup: Glitter & Gloss Creations | Catering: Pankaj | Baraat: 654LIMO Inc | Cake & Treats: Holy Cakes | Live Music: Rhythm of Dreams | Mehndi Artist: Hello Henna Artistry by Emily | Priest: Harendrabhai |


SORT POST BY:

categories tags color categories

LANGUAGES

© 2017 Maharani Weddings | all right reserved