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Dallas, TX Pakistani Wedding by The Propixels

Beenish and Usman’s Pakistani ceremony set-up at The Westin at DFW was chock full of bridal inspiration. We are big fans of mixing nature with glamorous elements, and this couple did an excellent job combining these two concepts for their Nikah and reception. The glittering gold draping and hundreds of flickering candles against a rustic, fern-inspired backdrop was a gorgeous contrast. Weddings by Farah did a fabulous job with creating the whimsical decor, and Jasmine Dew Flowers created beautiful garlands for the couple and family members. The Nikah was an emotional affair, and featured incredible speeches from loved ones that deeply moved Beenish and Usman. Beenish was decked out in a beautiful pink ghararah, with amazing jade-green detailed jewelry, and picture-perfect hair and makeup by Ghalia A. The newlyweds cut a beautiful white and gold cake by Delicious Cakes to celebrate their union while the guests looked on with happiness. The next day, the couple returned for their Walima, to host their first dinner together as husband and wife. Again, Ghalia A created a stunning reception look for Beenish, featuring metallic makeup shades and a side braid encrusted with pearls. Guests had a fantastic time with entertainment by DJ Manish and taking home wedding favor cookies which were pink, gold, and green like Beenish’s wedding dress. Check out the full gallery below for more photos of the festivities taken by The Propixels, and scroll down to read more details from Beenish herself!

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

Mine is an arranged marriage. I met my husband's family through family friends. Once we were introduced we got to learn a lot about each other, our likes and dislikes and our common interests. I would say I found out pretty quickly he was the one. He is very sweet, intelligent, humble and caring. I was able to check off a lot of things on my list for a suitable spouse after speaking to him a few times!

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.

Having planned my brother's wedding a few years ago, I already knew some of the vendors I wanted to work with such as the wedding decorator and DJ. Fortunately, my sister-in-law is Ghalia Alim, the amazing & talented hair and make-up artist, so there was no doubt in my mind about picking a make-up artist, she was the obvious choice! A lot of credit goes to my sister-in-law, Ghalia and my brother, Shahzad as they both helped me tremendously with picking out vendors and venues.

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

I always wanted to wear a traditional Ghararah for my wedding so that was an easy decision. I also knew I didn't want to go for the traditional red color - I still wanted it traditional but with a little bit of my personality. I decided to go for a deep pink color for my Ghararah. Anyone that knows me will tell you that pink is my color. I browsed the internet for some inspiration and designs and found something I loved. My mom handled the rest. She flew to Karachi, Pakistan to visit the bridal boutique that has designed wedding dresses for most of the women in my family. The designers and embroidery artisans took my vision and ran with it - I ended up with what I wanted and so much more!

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

The most enjoyable part for me was planning the wedding outfits and jewelry. I wanted to create a traditional look for myself for all 3 days of my wedding - it took a lot of planning and effort but it was my favorite part!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

My guests loved my bridal dresses, the ceremonies on all three days and my wedding favors. It would be unfair not to mention the incredible catering that brought the traditional flavors of our home country.

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

The speeches - some of my family members and guests said a few words for me and my husband and it was very touching. It felt really special and I was humbled by all the kind words, wishes and prayers.

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

Relax - I know it's easier said than done but it all does fall into place in the end. Looking back, I wish I didn't stress out as much as I did. Also, enjoy your moment - really live in the moment and take in all the joy and love.

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

I had cookies for my wedding favors - the cookies were in the shape of my wedding cake and in the color of my wedding dress: Pink, gold, and light green.

We'll see you tomorrow Maharanis!

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Hair & Makeup: Ghalia A Hair & Makeup Artist | Floral & Decor: Weddings by Farah | Sangeet Venue: Spicy Cuisine | Ceremony Venue: The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport | Reception Venue: The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport | Flowers/garlands: Jasmine Dew Flowers | DJ: Dj Manish | Cake & Treats: Delicious Cakes | Cinematography: Videospots | Photographer: The propixels


Dallas, TX Pakistani Wedding by The Propixels

Morning Maharanis! Today, we'll take you into Beenish and Usman's traditional Pakistani wedding in Dallas, TX shot by The PROPIXELS with cinematography by Video Spots. The events were infused with plenty of glam, since Beenish is a total fashionista who had crystal clear visions of the traditional bridal looks she wanted. Also in her corner was makeup and hair extraordinaire Ghalia A, who also happens to be Beenish's future sister-in-law! We love to see family coming together like this! The glamour began immediately with her sparkling Mehndi, which was decked out to the nines in rich royal hues courtesy of the floral and decor by Weddings by Farah. The centerpiece of the festivities was of course the beautiful bride, who wore a color combo we've rarely seen before - orange, purple, and hunter green - they worked amazingly well together! The next day, we joined the bride and Ghalia A preparing for the ceremony, which resulted in a masterpiece of a traditional bridal ceremony look. Beenish wanted a little bit of a twist to her ghararah, and so decided on a pink hue (her absolute favorite color) instead of the more common red - We love the final look! Her makeup and hair were absolutely flawless, and Beenish looked airbrushed and primped to perfection. Join us later today when we take you into Beenish and Usman's incredible ceremony and reception at The Westin at DFW for even more inspiration fashion, decor, and details! Check out the full gallery in the meantime!

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

Mine is an arranged marriage. I met my husband's family through family friends. Once we were introduced we got to learn a lot about each other, our likes and dislikes and our common interests. I would say I found out pretty quickly he was the one. He is very sweet, intelligent, humble and caring. I was able to check off a lot of things on my list for a suitable spouse after speaking to him a few times!

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.

Having planned my brother's wedding a few years ago, I already knew some of the vendors I wanted to work with such as the wedding decorator and DJ. Fortunately, my sister-in-law is Ghalia Alim, the amazing & talented hair and make-up artist, so there was no doubt in my mind about picking a make-up artist, she was the obvious choice! A lot of credit goes to my sister-in-law, Ghalia and my brother, Shahzad as they both helped me tremendously with picking out vendors and venues.

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

I always wanted to wear a traditional Ghararah for my wedding so that was an easy decision. I also knew I didn't want to go for the traditional red color - I still wanted it traditional but with a little bit of my personality. I decided to go for a deep pink color for my Ghararah. Anyone that knows me will tell you that pink is my color. I browsed the internet for some inspiration and designs and found something I loved. My mom handled the rest. She flew to Karachi, Pakistan to visit the bridal boutique that has designed wedding dresses for most of the women in my family. The designers and embroidery artisans took my vision and ran with it - I ended up with what I wanted and so much more!

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

The most enjoyable part for me was planning the wedding outfits and jewelry. I wanted to create a traditional look for myself for all 3 days of my wedding - it took a lot of planning and effort but it was my favorite part!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

My guests loved my bridal dresses, the ceremonies on all three days and my wedding favors. It would be unfair not to mention the incredible catering that brought the traditional flavors of our home country.

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

The speeches - some of my family members and guests said a few words for me and my husband and it was very touching. It felt really special and I was humbled by all the kind words, wishes and prayers.

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

Relax - I know it's easier said than done but it all does fall into place in the end. Looking back, I wish I didn't stress out as much as I did. Also, enjoy your moment - really live in the moment and take in all the joy and love.

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

I had cookies for my wedding favors - the cookies were in the shape of my wedding cake and in the color of my wedding dress: Pink, gold, and light green.

We'll see you later today Maharanis!

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Traditional
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Winter
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Hair & Makeup: Ghalia A Hair & Makeup Artist | Event Designer: Weddings by Farah | Sangeet Venue: Spicy Cuisine | Ceremony Venue: The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport | Reception Venue: The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport | Flowers/garlands: Jasmine Dew Flowers | DJ: Dj Manish | Cake & Treats: Delicious Cakes | Cinematography: Videospots | Photographer: The propixels


Dublin, CA Indian Wedding by American Photobank

We now join Anisha and Nakul as their ceremony begins! The setting was picture-perfect for the emotional affair, with clear skies, and a sun that set perfectly behind the mandap. Family and friends were thrilled when Anisha and Nakul were pronounced husband and wife, and couldn't wait to get the party going for the newlyweds' reception! Ajooba created a purple paradise in the Bay Club Santa Clara. The floor to ceiling lavender draping and crystal garlands were the perfect backdrop for American Photobank to snap shots of the newlyweds and their guests! We loved Anisha's sophisticated, royal blue gown with gold embellishments and Nakul's suit and bow tie - they both glowed with happiness! Jhakaas Entertainment kept emotions high with their incredible lighting and music, and guests swarmed the jam-packed dance floor! We don't know if we've seen a happier-looking group rocking out on the dance floor! Guests also raved about the rich and flavorful dinner catered by Jay Bharat and the treats by Cake Delight. You can browse the complete gallery for more photos from this amazing event! Also, make sure to check out our interview below with Maharani Anisha - It's full of amazing behind the scenes details!

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

I met Nakul on the popular dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel! I knew he was "the one" from the day we first met! He was so fun, caring, and such a genuine person, I could not imagine finding a better life partner.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

Nakul had been planning the proposal hoping that he could have the entire family and our closest friends by his side. After several weeks, he decided to throw his dad a surprise 60th birthday party and incorporate a second surprise - our proposal! Our proposal took place at the beautiful Dante Robere winery in Livermore, CA (my hometown!). Nakul had our friends wear red shirts that spelled out "Will You Marry Me?" It was very sweet and thoughtful, I had a hard time containing my happiness that day!

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

Food tastings were a joy! It was so fun to be able to sample the food our guests were going to enjoy at our events.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

Our guests thoroughly enjoyed each event! We made sure to have amazing food, music, and environments. In choosing our venues, I knew I wanted to have as much of an outdoor feel as possible, and I got that with both our wedding venue (completely outdoors) and our reception venue (indoor with an outdoor feel). Mehul did a great job with music, and he was very patient with us making sure he understood our music choice. Our food vendors were flexible and incorporated our feedback into their dishes to deliver the tastes and flavors we wanted our guests to experience. Ajooba (decorator) did a flawless job with decor - Tammy is incredible. She is very creative, experienced, and imaginative.

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

Walking down the aisle at my wedding was such a surreal feeling! That was the moment I truly felt that today was the day I was going to marry my better half!

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

Things will always work out at the end for the best! For me, the planning process was easy, and I think it's because I had the openness and flexibility for things to change or be different than what I had imagined/expected. It's important to be easy-going!

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

The jewelry I wore at my events were a combination of my choices and a few family heirlooms. My bridal mehndi was done by Neeta Sharma, and it was amazing! She did a great job, and it turned out better than I imagined. What I particularly loved about her was her attention to detail, her professionalism, and ways she tailored the designs for me. She even incorporated the Coffee Meets Bagel logo after hearing about how Nakul and I met! The guest mehndi was done by Threads Beauty Bar & Spa (located in Dublin) and they were phenomenal! They are very experienced with guest henna and it shows in their professionalism, friendliness, and timeliness. Much needed when trying to manage so many guests! Our venues as I mentioned before were amazing. The wedding took place at the Dublin Ranch Golf Course during sunset, which gave our wedding a beautiful and natural backdrop. The reception venue was indoors but incorporated outdoor aspects such as a creek, trees, and other greenery. We decided to skip the cake, and order cupcakes for everyone to enjoy based on individual tastes! This turned out great and gave us a way to share our story and implement Coffee Meets Bagel into our wedding.

Have a great day Maharanis! 

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DJ: Jhakaas Entertainment | Lighting: Jhakaas Entertainment | Baraat: Jhakaas Entertainment | Ceremony Venue: Dublin Ranch Golf Club | Reception Venue: Bay Club Santa Clara | Floral & Decor: Ajooba | Hair & Makeup: Megha Patel | Catering: Jay Bharat | Cake & Treats: Cake Delight | Draping/Styling: Megha Patel | Mehndi Designer: Neeta Desai Sharma | Priest: Nilesh Pandya | Snapchat Geofilters (Wedding & Reception): Make Me A Filter | Photographer: American Photobank


Dublin, CA Indian Wedding by American Photobank

Sunny, outdoor weddings are always such a chic choice, and we loved this one photographed by American Photobank that took place at the Dublin Ranch Golf Club. Everything about this wedding was vibrant and fresh, beginning with the bright orange-red of Maharani Anisha's wedding lehenga, to the airy mandap by Ajooba. We loved some of the cool touches the couple incorporated in their celebrations, such as the sunglasses hanging on each ceremony chair as a keepsake for guests - so practical and fun! We also loved the cupcake display by Cake Delight and classic bottled Coca-Colas being tray-passed before the ceremony began - we're sure guests were buzzing with sugar highs after consuming these delicious treats! Anisha and Nakul's guests definitely know how to strike a move, and Nakul led a spirited baraat with dhol and entertainment by the magnetic Jhakaas EntertainmentAnisha looked like a perfect, traditional bride as she made her grand ceremony entrance, adorned in polished hair and makeup by Megha Patel and impressively detailed henna by Neeta Sharma at Mehndi Designer. Maharanis, please check back in a few hours when we cover the couple's beautiful ceremony and reception!

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

I met Nakul on the popular dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel! I knew he was "the one" from the day we first met! He was so fun, caring, and such a genuine person, I could not imagine finding a better life partner.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

Nakul had been planning the proposal hoping that he could have the entire family and our closest friends by his side. After several weeks, he decided to throw his dad a surprise 60th birthday party and incorporate a second surprise - our proposal! Our proposal took place at the beautiful Dante Robere winery in Livermore, CA (my hometown!). Nakul had our friends wear red shirts that spelled out "Will You Marry Me?" It was very sweet and thoughtful, I had a hard time containing my happiness that day!

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

Food tastings were a joy! It was so fun to be able to sample the food our guests were going to enjoy at our events.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

Our guests thoroughly enjoyed each event! We made sure to have amazing food, music, and environments. In choosing our venues, I knew I wanted to have as much of an outdoor feel as possible, and I got that with both our wedding venue (completely outdoors) and our reception venue (indoor with an outdoor feel). Mehul did a great job with music, and he was very patient with us making sure he understood our music choice. Our food vendors were flexible and incorporated our feedback into their dishes to deliver the tastes and flavors we wanted our guests to experience. Ajooba (decorator) did a flawless job with decor - Tammy is incredible. She is very creative, experienced, and imaginative.

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

Walking down the aisle at my wedding was such a surreal feeling! That was the moment I truly felt that today was the day I was going to marry my better half!

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

Things will always work out at the end for the best! For me, the planning process was easy, and I think it's because I had the openness and flexibility for things to change or be different than what I had imagined/expected. It's important to be easy-going!

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

The jewelry I wore at my events were a combination of my choices and a few family heirlooms. My bridal mehndi was done by Neeta Sharma, and it was amazing! She did a great job, and it turned out better than I imagined. What I particularly loved about her was her attention to detail, her professionalism, and ways she tailored the designs for me. She even incorporated the Coffee Meets Bagel logo after hearing about how Nakul and I met! The guest mehndi was done by Threads Beauty Bar & Spa (located in Dublin) and they were phenomenal! They are very experienced with guest henna and it shows in their professionalism, friendliness, and timeliness. Much needed when trying to manage so many guests! Our venues as I mentioned before were amazing. The wedding took place at the Dublin Ranch Golf Course during sunset, which gave our wedding a beautiful and natural backdrop. The reception venue was indoors but incorporated outdoor aspects such as a creek, trees, and other greenery. We decided to skip the cake, and order cupcakes for everyone to enjoy based on individual tastes! This turned out great and gave us a way to share our story and implement Coffee Meets Bagel into our wedding.

Adorable! Next up is Anisha & Nakul's ceremony! 

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Romantic
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Autumn
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DJ: Jhakaas Entertainment | Lighting: Jhakaas Entertainment | Baraat: Jhakaas Entertainment | Ceremony Venue: Dublin Ranch Golf Club | Reception Venue: Bay Club Santa Clara | Floral & Decor: Ajooba | Hair & Makeup: Megha Patel | Catering: Jay Bharat | Cake & Treats: Cake Delight | Draping/Styling: Megha Patel | Mehndi Designer: Neeta Desai Sharma | Priest: Nilesh Pandya | Snapchat Geofilters (Wedding & Reception): Make Me A Filter | Photographer: American Photobank


Dallas, TX Pakistani Wedding by Nida Rehman Photography

I have to say that Maharani Marium and her adorable beau Asad’s sangeet has completely taken my breath away. The bride reigned supreme in a gorgeous wedding gown that was a creation of jewelled nawabi impressions and motif handiwork; blending culture artistry and modern redesign. Hair and makeup by JTorry Makeup and Hair Artistry flawlessly executed a bridal look that most Pakistani brides would marvel over. Shimmering gold eyelids and bold, red lips was to die for. The Omni Dallas Hotel was outfitted with Weddings by Farah magic touch. One of my favorite elements of the wedding was copious blooms of purple, pink and lilac colored florets that was arranged on each table. The sweetheart stage with a shimmering backdrop also was absolutely breathtaking. Guests took it to the photo booth from I Love Flipbook to create memories of their own. DJ Scoop of Desijunction churned out the latest Bollywood hits and curated the perfect playlist for the guests. The catering menu of the night was specialized in house and Therese Cole Hubbs truly designed the ultimate blueprint for a fab sangeet event. Head into the gallery captured by Nida Rehman Photography alongside Inspired Effects who got in on all the live action.

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This concludes the sangeet, but have you taken a peek at the other events? Head on to our main blog where we feature the wedding in its entirety! See you tomorrow!

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Planning & Design: Electric Karma International | Photography: Vek Photo | Hair & Makeup: Jtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry | Cinematography: Inspired Effects | Lighting: Outspoken Visions Entertainment | Event Designer: Weddings by Farah | Baarat: Happy Trails Carriage Service | Cakes & Treats: Dallas Affaires Cake Co. | Catering (Mehndi & Reception): Crystal Banquet | Catering (Mehndi & Reception): Chili Pepper | Catering (Sangeet): Omni Dallas Hotel | Dj & Entertainment (Sangeet): DJ Scoop | DesiJunction | Dj & Entertainment (Mehndi): DJ USA | Dj & Entertainment: DJ Insomina | DesiJunction | Hair & Makeup (Bridesmaids): Cosmetality | Lighting (Lighting & Fog): CodeBlue | Live Music: Bollywood Strings | Mehndi Artist: Henna By Afshan | Photobooth (Mehndi): Bollywood Productions | Photobooth (Sangeet): I Love Flipbook | Photographer (Sangeet/Wedding): Nida Rehman Photography | Venue (Mehndi): Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine | Venue (Sangeet & Reception): Omni Dallas Hotel


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