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At Maharani Weddings, we believe that every bride deserves the fairytale wedding of her dreams! Here at MaharaniWeddings.com you will find glittering seeds of inspiration for every aspect of your upcoming wedding. In addition to profiling some of the most spectacular Indian weddings from around the globe through interviews, pictures, and videos, we also hand-pick and share a list of the best Indian wedding vendors in our Maharani Weddings Platinum Guide. From event planners to photographers, dj's, florists, cinematographers, makeup artists, mehndi artists, you name it... you’ll find connections to every resource you could ever need for all your wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

Montego Bay, Jamaica Indian Wedding by Unique Visions Studio

Sweeties, we have extraordinary wedding footage that celebrates the union of Palak & Kevin in Montego Bay, Jamaica! The artistic wedding cinematographer, Unique Visions Studio, reveals through his lens the luxurious wedding at the exceptional Grand Palladium Jamaica! This lovely couple couldn't choose a better videographer since they always deliver a fresh, creative, and emotionally packed film. Lamey Rosebloom took the lead and designed this over-the-top affair that reflected the newlyweds' exquisite taste through the alluring decor, their outfits, and everything in between! I love Maharani Palak's style, but her makeup and hair look created by Flawless Beauty By Pauline were especially beautiful. We adore her stunning neet mehndi design by the super talented henna artists of Henna by Urvee! Relive all the beautiful moments in the film below! You will love every detail!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
My husband and I are both in the medical profession. He is a cancer surgeon, and I am a Physician Assistant. We met on a medical mission in Kingston, Jamaica, in August 2013 when we traveled to underserved areas to provide free medical care.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The Proposal was 100% Kevin style. It was simple and intimate. Just the two of Gizmo and us. On January 17, 2021, we returned from spending the day with Kevin's family in the Bronx. Little after 6 pm, I was getting ready to sit on the couch and have my yogurt when Kevin got down on one knee and pulled out the gorgeous ring, and asked me to marry him. There were no bells and whistles, but it was everything.
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 essential details.
I hired a planner to help me. I was having a destination wedding in Jamaica so my planner was familiar with the destination and that was helpful. I found most of my vendors on Instagram, to be honest, and just reviewed their work and went with my gut feeling. I flew out my videographer, photographer, and makeup artist from the US.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted a white lengha to incorporate my husband's culture as well. I found a beautiful Seema Gujral lengha I fell in love with.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part would be choosing every little detail and customizing everything to my own taste and liking.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our venue, The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa in Jamaica, was beautiful and I think the guests loved spending so many days together enjoying each other's company, partying, drinking, dancing, and celebrating our love together for 4+ days. We incorporated my husband's Jamaican roots throughout the events.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
As soon as I entered the Mandap, all of a sudden, it rained so hard. At first, I was panicking, but I looked out to my guests and saw everyone still there, embracing the rain and watching us get married regardless of having wet clothes and makeup and hair dripping down. That was truly lovely.
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.
I have to say the decor was effortlessly beautiful, simple, and chic. We had several DIY details such as our welcome bags, reserved seating signs, phoolon ki chadar (handmade by my best friend's sister), custom shot glasses for guests to take before taking their seat for the reception, our guestbook was a Bob Marley coffee table book, little snack bags packed with goodies flown all the way from India, custom fans for the ceremony, and each reception table was labeled as one of our favorite travel destinations.
Our flowers were imported. While Jamaica has tropical flowers, I wanted something more muted and romantic, using more pastels.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start as early as possible
Stay organized.
Have a few point people you can rely on and assign duties; you cannot do it all.
Don't forget to enjoy each and every moment as it all passes by so fast.
On the day of the event/events, don't get hung up on things that did not go as planned; IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
Have a reasonable budget. Cannot have a champagne taste and a beer budget.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Wedding Designer: Rochelle Cheever of The Elopement Experience
Wedding Organizer/Planner: L'Amey Rosebloom
Main Photographer: Rochelle Cheever
Assistant Photographer: Janique Reynolds (Jamaica)
Gown Designer: Seema Gujral
Groom's Clothing Designer: Tarun Tahiliani
Wedding Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Venue: The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa
Bridal Jewelry: Zinzuwadia Jewelers and Divine Solitaires - INDIA
Watches for Bride and Groom: Cartier
Hair and Makeup Artist: Flawless Beauty by Pauline
Videographer: Unique Vision Studio
Invitations: Etsy
Welcome Party and Mehndi MUA: Rasine (Jamaica)
Pooja MUA: Joni Stone (Jamaica)
Henna Artist: Henna by Urvee (Jamaica)
Dears, remember that we have inspiring stories every day. Make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

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Cinematography: Unique Visions Studio | Venues: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa | Photography: Rochelle Cheever | Planning & Design: Lamey Rosebloom | Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty By Pauline


Valencia, Spain Fusion Wedding by Paula G. & Gonzalo Moreno

Maharanis, let's travel to Spain to enjoy Andrea & Pratik's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Pratik proposed while on vacation in the Maldives. He knew I wanted an intimate proposal, just the two of us and he knows I am happiest in the sun on a warm beach. He was able to capture the moment with his camera on a tripod with a clicker, and the images are so beautiful. One of the perks of marrying a guy with many talents, one of which includes photography! He then arranged for both of our families to meet in India for an intimate Roka ceremony at his father's childhood home in Pune before returning home to NYC.
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.
We got married in Valencia, Spain, which is where I grew up. We chose this location for that reason and also because my grandparents are too old to travel and we didn’t want to celebrate this big moment without them. It turned out to be a perfectly central location for family and friends to meet from Europe, India and the USA and the perfect sunny spot for a Mediterranean destination wedding. Everyone was happy with the location choice; it just made planning abroad from NYC a lot harder. We had to make multiple wedding planning trips to visit venues and find vendors. Covid certainly didn’t help the planning either. We actually had to delay our wedding twice. Initially, it was planned for June 2020, then we postponed 1 year to June 2021, and one final time to June 2022 when we were finally able to celebrate with the full original plans and everyone in attendance!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We had 4 Indian events/ looks (Haldi, Welcome dinner, ceremony, and Sangeet/reception) and a 5th look for our Spanish wedding ceremony and reception. My mother-in-law had all my Indian bridal outfits made for me as a gift to India. I looked at major bridal trends for inspiration and then worked with a designer to customize my looks entirely. I knew that, being blonde and fair-skinned, I wanted my outfits to have vibrantly bright colors. Our wedding venue was also a very stark white futuristic Calatrava structure, and I wanted to wear bright colors that would really pop against the white. Pink is my favorite color, so I went with hot pink and gold for my reception look for the ceremony. I wanted to respect tradition with a modern twist, so I went with the bridal red look but chose a bright blood red and skilled the gold. I was very happy with how both turned out, with just the right amount of sparkle introduced via hand-embroidered details and beading. Each outfit was a miniature work of art. I wore a coral and gold silk saree for the welcome ceremony, also hand embroidered. And it’s not pictured, but for the haldi, I wore a very modern and comfortable bright yellow wide pant set with a matching top and dupatta.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Although planning was logistically very hard, the best part was incorporating our favorite elements and traditions from each of our cultures. Both of our families embraced this mixed celebration and came together as one beautifully. Indian and Spanish families have very similar views on family and are very warm and enjoy celebrating, so the events were very meaningful and fun! We had both an Indian ceremony and a Spanish ceremony, and they were very different from each other but his love and shared values shined through. Everyone was touched and appreciative to be a part of them. It was very special for Pratik and me to see our families mesh so well together, even with language and cultural barriers. The important feelings and values were shared and clearly communicated by all.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the venues, probably. We had our Indian ceremony at the city of arts and sciences, the most important tourist destination in the city of Valencia, rarely used as a wedding venue. It is composed of a series of modern structures designed by renowned architect Calatrava (Oculus) spread out along the bed of the river Turia (dried up for many years now) in the center of the city. Each structure houses something different: the opera house, the science museum, the aquarium, etc. our ceremony took place on the outer ring and terrace of a building called El Hemisferic, which underground is a functioning Imax theatre and built in the shape of a human eye surrounded by shallow pools of water that reflect the bottom half of the eye completing the illusion. The structure even opens and closes like an eyelid but takes around 30 minutes to open/close. Our ceremony stage was floating over the water of one of the reflecting pools. We also surprised guests with a huge fireworks show over the water when the sun went down. Valencia is the fireworks capital of the world. Our guests (and us!) were blown away by the length, scale, and quality of the show.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to enjoy the planning process. If you are not, then consider simplifying. The wedding goes by quickly and you remember a lot of the planning. I especially remember dance practices for our Sangeet dances. We had the best choreographer helping us and made the experience super enjoyable and well-planned so guests from all over could practice their dances remotely as needed.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Planning:@pypsingularevents
Venues:@ciudadartesciencias
Catering: @cocottecatering
Lighting and Sound: @alkilaudio
Flowers and decor: @eltallerdeclo
Furniture rental: @alquilereskava
Fireworks/Pirotécnica: @pirotecnia.vulcano
Photography: @paulagfurio @gonzalomorenofotografia
Videography: @mozovideo
DJ: @djtarry
Hair: @salonbarey @t.a.o.h
MUP: @cristinacrespomakeup @paulaliciart
Nails: @estetica_isabel_benicassim
Lehenga/Sherwani: @malaandkinnaryofficial
Jewels: @naharexports @nahar_jewelry
Transport: @exclusive_viptransfer
Choreography: @choreographedbysoni
Dhol Player: @mr.diamond4dj

What a lovely wedding! If you want to see more content like this one, make sure to join us tomorrow. 

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Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Soni Choreography | Sangeet Venue: Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències | Ceremony Venue: Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències | Ceremony Venue: Huerto de Santa María | Reception Venue: Huerto de Santa María | Planning & Design: P&P Singular Events | Floral & Decor: El Taller De Clo | Hair & Makeup: Cristina Crespo | Hair & Makeup: Paula Alicia | Catering: Cocotte Catering | Catering: Huerto de Santa María | Catering: Taj Mahal Restaurant Valencia | DJ: DJ Tarry | Baraat: Mr. Diamond DJ | Bridal Fashions: Mala and Kinnary India | Bridal Fashions: Pronovias | Bridal Fashions: Prada | Bridal Jewelry: Nahar Exports | Bridal Jewelry: Tanishq | Bridal Jewelry: CaratLane | Cinematography: Carlos Mozo | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Monika Sancheti | Favors: CLARINS USA | Favors: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) | Fireworks: Pirotecnia Vulcano | Lighting: ALKILAUDIO | Live Music: Mr. Diamond DJ | Rentals: Kava | Transportation: Exclusive Cars | Ceremony Officiant: Ramon V. Pascual | Accesories: Manolo Blahnik | Accesories: Valentino | Accesories: Hugo Boss | Accesories: Rolex | Accesories: Canali | Skin Care: Clarins USA | Skin Care: Everlasting Haven Spa | Nails: Isabel Centro | Hair: Salon Barey | Hair: The Art of Hair | Photography: Paula G. Furió | Photography: Gonzalo Moreno


Carrollton, TX Indian Wedding by Lux Wedding Studios

Happy Monday, Maharanis! If you were seeking inspiration to start this week, you've come to the right place! Ayesha & Shray's charming wedding overflows with so much beauty, traditional flair, and amazingness that you don't want to miss it! If you are ready to dive into this fascinating love story, let's jump right into it! We'll be taking a peek at the awe-inspiring shots captured by the incredible Lux Wedding Studios during these lovebirds' festivities celebrated at The Luxor Banquet Hall. The on-point decor beautifully crafted by Calieventor was mindblowing, providing the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony. So much beauty, so many colors and, mainly, lots of love present in this charming wedding! And talking about beauty, let's take a moment to appreciate the look of our gorgeous Maharani! She trusted her beauty needs to Beauty by Arooj, who made her look like a goddess! Vaishali Bella designed the spectacular Mehndi that everyone loved. After the ceremony, everyone celebrated the newlyweds to Dhamaka Productions' beats, whose endless repertoire made everyone dance the night away only stopping to taste the delicious food prepared by Natraj Restaurants & Catering. This was a night to remember! Hands down, this was a dream wedding come to life, so big kudos to High Touch Events for making this wedding as impressive as it was! Make sure to visit today's full gallery. Every single shot is a visual masterpiece that you don't want to miss!

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That's a wrap for today, loves. I'll see you for the next grand romance and more useful wedding tips!

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Photography: Lux Wedding Studios | Ceremony Venue: Luxor Banquet Hall | Planning & Design: High Touch Events | Floral & Decor: Calieventor | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Arooj | Catering: Everest | Catering: Natraj Restaurants & Catering | Baraat Horse: Hardev Singh | Cinematography: Balerina Films | Mehndi Artist: Vaishali Bella | DJ/MC/Lighting: Dhamaka Productions | 360 Video Booth: David Constantino | Draping/Styling: Beauty by Arooj | Guests Henna: Vaishali Bella


Baltimore, MD Indian Wedding by Darshan Photography

Good morning, darlings! Can you believe how fast this week slipped through our fingers? It seems like we went from Monday to Friday in just the blink of an eye! And you know that we always have something special for you to start getting ready for the weekend, and today is no exception! This time, we are taking you to the elegant Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport so you can take part in this beautiful ceremony. This incredible venue was the perfect choice to host this lovely wedding since their experience with Indian Weddings was a great help! Darshan Photography captured shots from every possible angle to make us feel just as if we were there and to admire all the beauty of Jasmine & Ujval, who attended this life-changing ceremony looking elegantly and fashionably. Still, it was our gorgeous Jasmine who stole the show with the exquisite makeup designed by Anjali. Hands down, this ceremony was a dream come true thanks to Nirali's planning and design and the incredible decorations by Raj. All we have to say is that our hearts melt with tenderness and joy when seeing these two together as there is no way to hide that they were a match made in heaven! DJ Ricky was able to make every moment special from helping them dance on clouds for their first dance to playing the best music throughout the night. Silk Banquet & Catering did an amazing job and had some many fusion options that guests could not get enough. If you want to dive a little deeper into this romantic wedding ceremony, make sure to stop by today's full gallery. It'll brighten up your day!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met online on a dating app. We started talking for a few weeks and Ujval decided to "come to visit" his friend in Michigan. We decided to go out to dinner at San Morello. Of course, Ujval was late but as soon as he arrived, he made up for it. Fireworks exploded and dinner flew by. After dinner, we decided to go get dessert at Jasmine's favorite bakery. While getting our dessert, Jasmine's friend called in a panic because her dog had run away, and our date was cut short. This might sound like an excuse to get out of date, but Ujval was very understanding. This only added to his charm.  The next day we were still texting and talked about wanting to see each other again but Jasmine was in Ohio on a preplanned weekend trip with some of her friends. Ujval decided to extend his trip an extra day so we could meet up again. On Jasmine's return, we went out to dinner with Ujval's friend, Nishant. Afterward, we went to watch Disney movies with some of Jasmine's friends.
I knew he was the one when he met my family, my parents ended up coming to Atlanta with me on my visit to just "look around" but when he came to pick me up for a date, they surprised him to say hello. He was always very understanding and went with the flow. I knew he was the one for me.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was my dad's birthday and we had planned a family trip to go to North Carolina. Ujval invited his parents on the trip too so our family could have our first trip together. Once we got there we drove to Biltmore to stay for the weekend. As soon as we checked in my mother kept talking about these nice dresses she had gotten me for the fancy dinner we had planned the next day, I started to question what was happening. The next day after lunch everyone kept disappearing throughout the day until it was time to get ready. We got ready and Ujval asked if we wanted to walk around while everyone was still getting ready. As were walking around, we run into Ujval's dad and he say o no! you guys are already here! and tells us to look at the photographer. In front of Biltmore, he had a huge Marry me sign ready to propose. It was beautiful and better than anything I could have dreamed of.
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.
The Hilton BWI was excellent and Karen was there to help us with every step. They were used to Indian weddings so they were very helpful.
Raj decorations took many of my Pinterest ideas and brought them to reality. Most of the Ideas I brought him he had said he had not done before but would figure out a way. Honestly, our wedding looked even better than the Pinterest post I had shown him.
Darshan (photography) really helps us remember our special day. His team was very supportive and help us overcome our awkward selves and create some beautiful pictures.
Anjali (Makeup)- was great and helpful in creating a different look for each event. At the receptions, I ruined my hair extension and she pulled off a miracle with a new look at the last minute.
Dj Topedo and Co-  help us keep the party going. He was able to make every moment special from helping us dance on clouds for our first dance to playing the best music throughout the night.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
R. I knew I wanted a dark red lengha. I, unfortunately, was not able to go to India due to hospital restrictions from work so my mother went in my place. She had multiple vendors call me and have zoom calls to look at outfits. I was waking up at 3 am prior to work to do these meetings and finally found one that I was in love with.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I had several zoom meetings throughout the week with my parents, his parents, and us. It was a bonding experience with the whole family and made me truly understand how much both our parents are going to support us throughout our lives.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food!!! Silk did an amazing job and had many fusion options that people could not get enough of.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
During our Sangeet, Ujval had a surprise dance for me. He hates dancing as much as I love to dance and he created this special moment for me. He looked so cute at the moment and I always remember it.
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.
Sangeet, we created little cart stations for the food so it felt like we were at a festival and there were all different fusion food at each station (Mexican, Asian, dessert, etc).  The dance floor was surrounded by cots and pillows for people to come to sit and watch the show. The dance floor and a false ceiling with lights have a more romantic vibe. This was such a special event for me.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The one thing I wish I would change would be that I wish I went out to go enjoy the Bharat. I wish I went and dance in the car and go to celebrate that moment instead of being stuck in a room waiting.

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Venues: Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport | Planning & Design: Nirali | Floral & Decor: Raj | Hair & Makeup: Anjali | Catering: Silk Banquet & Catering | DJ: Dj Ricky | Baraat: Josh | Live Paan Station: Mr Paanwala | Photography: Darshan Photography


An Unforgettable Wedding at JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa

Are you searching for the perfect destination for your South Indian wedding? Look no further than the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This luxurious resort offers stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula, elegant event spaces, specialized services, and amenities that will make your special day one to remember. Ladies, whether you envision an intimate ceremony or a grand reception, this resort has everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality. So read on to discover why the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa  should be at the top of your list for your destination wedding!

One of the major draws of the resort is its picturesque setting on the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. The views of the ocean and the surrounding desert landscape provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and exotic wedding.

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa offers a variety of elegant event spaces, such as grand ballrooms, open-air terraces, and lush gardens that can accommodate a range of wedding sizes and styles. The resort's experienced wedding planners will work with couples to customize the spaces to their preferences and requirements, including traditional South Indian decor and designs.

The resort's specialized services and amenities make the wedding planning process as seamless as possible. Couples can choose from various wedding packages, including catering, flowers, entertainment, and photography, among other services. The resort also has an in-house salon and spa, where brides and grooms can get pampered and prepped for their big day.

But it's not just the weddings that make JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa an excellent choice for South Indian couples and their guests. The resort offers a variety of activities and amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay. There are several swimming pools, a fitness center, and various water sports, such as snorkeling and kayaking. The resort's dining options include several restaurants and bars that serve a variety of cuisines and drinks, catering to all tastes.

As the day of the wedding approaches, the resort's staff is dedicated to ensuring that every detail is taken care of and that the day is as unique and memorable as possible for the couple and their guests. The resort's commitment to providing excellent service and creating beautiful memories sets it apart and makes it a top choice for South Indian weddings in Cabo San Lucas.

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa offers an ideal blend of luxury, beauty, and culture, making it an unforgettable wedding destination for South Indian couples. Its picturesque location, elegant event spaces, and specialized services all come together to make your special day even more special! 

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