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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.

Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Nikki and Ravishankar's gorgeous, rustic inspired Indian wedding took place at one of my favorite California venues - Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. Lin & Jirsa Photography was there to capture every last detail while Events by Sep ran the show! The bride's wedding trousseau was a mixture of glam and modern sophistication. Donning the art of work of designers such as Bridal by Nisha and Henna San Diego, Nikki stole her show. Kumba Entertainment bathed the venue with every ounce of elegance my heart could imagine. To make it all the more romantic, the florals found a way to enhance the beauty of ballroom keeping to a fresh color scheme of black and gold. After a sweeping baraat with Enchanted Carriages, it was time for Ronobir Lahiri Music and Fusion Sounds to turn it up. I have picked my favorite highlights down below. From enchanting candelabras to the bride’s timeless style – keep on scrolling to see every last detail. I have a feeling you'll be spending a little extra time in our gallery

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See you next week, loves!

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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Bridal Fashions: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: I Do Wedding Video | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Events by Sep | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Drea V Makeup | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Margi Shah Dance Company | Bridal Fashion: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes SD | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Rent My Wedding | Rentals: My Marquee SD |


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

There are so many lavishly appointed details in Nicki and Ravishankar's Indian wedding and I cannot wait to share them with you all! The couple's Indian wedding ceremony began with a traditional baraat led by a regal horse from Enchanted Carriages. Donning a Bridal by Nisha original and the custom work of Henna San Diego, Nicki was a twenty out of ten in my book. The bride walked up to her flower-laden stage into a blooming mandap by Kumba Entertainment. The talented décor team designed a rustic and romantic décor theme and who doesn't love being showered with rose petals? The couple brought on Mantra Indian Cuisine, Fusion Sounds, and Ronobir Lahiri Music as part of the reception party lineup coming up next! The entire day was a total dream - see for yourself in our gallery shot by Lin & Jirsa Photography

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In my next post, I end this feature with a bang! 

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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Bridal Fashions: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: I Do Wedding Video | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Events by Sep | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Drea V Makeup | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Margi Shah Dance Company | Bridal Fashion: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes SD | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Rent My Wedding | Rentals: My Marquee SD |


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

I can just hear the harmonious beats of Ronobir Lahiri Music wafting through Southern California with Nicki and Ravishankar's featured Indian wedding. This incredible Indian wedding features an all-star vendor team, stunning bridal wear (hello, Bridal by Nisha!) and opulent décor. Truly what makes it a Maharani wedding! The bride completed her Indian wedding trousseau with the intricate mehndi work designed by Henna San Diego. Most certainly ready for her first look, I can just tell the excitement was buzzing in the air! If there is one piece of advice I can give with the current Indian weddings trends is for brides to be selfish with their makeup artists! Ensuring your bridal team knows your vision is a dream come true for any bride and finding the perfect makeup artist is a challenge in itself. Drea V Makeup knocked it out of the park. Coming up I have my favorite highlights of the various events and with Enchanted Carriages and Mantra Indian Cuisine on the forefront, get ready to start pinning! Lin & Jirsa Photography has all the precious moments in our gallery.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in 2015 at Penn State, where we had both started working around the same time - I was the social butterfly who talks to everyone, and he helped me with my IT issues - a few weeks later, we had our first day-long date. I knew he was definitely "the one" when he got me the Mindy Kaling book "Why Not Me?" for Christmas when I had already owned/read it, but it told me he knew me well enough! 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I am impossible to surprise, so I am very proud of Ravi for throwing me off on this one, by proposing when I was post-night shift and not-yet-caffeinated. He took me to my favorite botanical garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and brought his best friend (and future best-man) and his girlfriend (now wife) and used the ongoing orchid festival as a cover-up. He proposed in a beautiful spot under a gorgeous bunch of orchids, and all I could say was "of course!" 
 
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.
I think it takes a year (or so), a village, and a lot of patience. Social media can be helpful for finding people, but also terrible with constant comparison to other weddings which may look great, but may be significantly out of budget!
For the venue, I fell in love with multiple places around San Diego but did not want to have a different hotel or site for events without adjacent hotel rooms. If this is also important to you, do not settle for anything less! I loved having everything all in one place! Many venues are now more open to Indian weddings so I felt we had plenty to choose from. I was lucky to get married on my dream date, 8.18.18, which was a rare find! 
I was a busy 3rd-year resident while planning my wedding, and was planning a west coast wedding from the east coast, and to avoid getting overwhelmed I scheduled one thing per week to book/research. I had the venue sorted by June, most main vendors done by November. I went to India in January for 5 days and then afterward took a break with planning until around April after I took a big board exam. We then focused for the most part from April to August, and everything worked out great! I think that break was a great way to not get burnt out from the wedding planning process.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had the sitar player, Ronobir Lahiri, playing during our happy hour and guests LOVED this! For those who don't know him, he plays English and Indian songs by sitar - Youtube him! When doing my research, I loved Ronobir's music so much and knew we wouldn't really be part of the cocktail hour, so also had him play for an hour during dinner service, which was great since I also got to listen to it. Again, guests were OBSESSED! 
The food from Mantra catering was also spectacular on both days - all the fusion, traditional food, and desserts were amazing!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When I was told the wedding ceremony had ended THIRTY MINUTES EARLY!!!! I was SO happy! We did group photos on the mandap (this was going to be cut if we had run late) and I even got extra photos with my bridesmaids too. For my Type A personality, this made me extremely happy! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have a wedding coordinator (and all vendors, really) whom you trust, and who just "gets" Indian weddings, and isn't thrown off by the madness! 
 
Come back to all the events coming right up for inspiration!
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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Bridal Fashions: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: I Do Wedding Video | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Events by Sep | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Drea V Makeup | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Margi Shah Dance Company | Bridal Fashion: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes SD | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Rent My Wedding | Rentals: My Marquee SD |


Toronto, ON Indian Wedding by L'Atelier Lumière International

My heart is exploding with joy as I peruse through the wonderful Indian wedding celebration honoring Harreet and Amit. Harreet enjoyed multiplied Indian wedding ceremonies (lucky gal!) and her pretty in pastel theme for this celebrated hurrah is my favorite (I think!). For her last celebration, the bride turned up the sultry notch in a sheer grown with deep-V lace bodice, beaded sleeves, and a sheer organza skirt. Clear glass votives, candles, lush floral and earthy succulents were displayed on the glistening tabletops as lavish centerpieces. I am always blown away by the talented work of Lush Décor, and this ultra classy theme is superb. The Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre was truly transformed into a magical wonderland for the reception party! Harreet was the center of attention the whole night as apparent in our very Instagram worthy gallery shot by L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I had moved back from London after an 8-year stint and went back to visit my sister a year later when Amit and I crossed paths in Marylebone. It was that chance meeting and an amazing first date over delicious wine & cheese, captivating conversations and loads of laughter that sparked the start of something truly magical. 
When I first met Amit, I was instantly attracted to his incredible energy, charming personality, chivalry and love for life! Right when we met, it felt as if we had already met and every step in our relationship since has just felt effortless – things just happen and fall into place at the right time.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Despite the long distance nature of our relationship, Amit and I were so lucky to be able to pack our bags, every two months, to meet one another in London, Toronto or some part of the world. So when Amit planned his trip to Toronto that summer, I didn't think anything of it! 
It was Friday, the end of a long work week for me and Amit's last few days in Toronto so we planned a night out with my friends. Before heading out for the evening, Amit booked us the Spa at the Shangri La to relax and unwind. It was a sweet gesture and so 'like' Amit to plan something like this so again, I didn't think anything of it! 
After the spa, we made our way to the condo to drop off our bags and when I opened the door to the flat, I was shocked to see hundreds of flowers, candles, and photos of us placed throughout the rooms! Amit had hired a photographer to capture the details, reactions, and emotions that filled the moments that led up to Amit going down on one knee and asking me to marry him! Our 'dinner' turned into a night of celebrating our proposal with my brother, sister, brother-in-law-to-be, cousins, and friends! The celebrations continued the next day with my parents and extended family at our family home. Amit planned the perfect proposal and found a way to incorporate my family and friends which was so important to me!

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 started our wedding planning by brainstorming the 'where' - where did we want to get married? We were inspired by the recent weddings we had attended in Boracay and Phuket and were convinced that we wanted a destination wedding too! After some research and shortlisting our options, we went full circle and decided on Toronto. Why? Because, we re-evaluated what was most important to us - having all of our family and friends there AND being able to add personal touches and detail to every event we hosted. We felt that this was do-able in Toronto, given I’m in the same city.
We then moved on to our venue selection. We wanted to keep our Sangeet playful and fun, just the way you feel when you go to a 'mela' (fair). We wanted to incorporate little trinklets that our guest could take home - bindis, bangles, dupattas - and have a big enough dance floor for all the singing and dancing! Dreams Convention Centre was definitely the perfect space to host – we even had a big enough runway to the dance floor for our London Thumakda rickshaw entrance :) 

For our wedding, we wanted a space that was outdoors with a breathtaking view. Given half of our guests were traveling to Toronto from overseas (Australia, UK and many for the first time), the waterfront felt like the perfect setting. We were instantly drawn to Palais Royale - the location, food, customer service and the experience they provided from the moment we walked through their doors was incredible. Even today, everyone talks about how well-presented and delicious the breakfast and lunch was during our wedding - they were super attentive to all our dietary requirements and ensured that these restrictions didn't hinder to taste of the dishes! 
Our reception was just as perfect too. We wanted a venue that didn't need much decor and spoke for itself - gold embellishments, detailed ceilings, and grand chandeliers. Paradise Banquet Hall was literally our vision. Also being an Italian banquet, they offered a sit down Italian dinner with an assortment of late night snacks and desserts - our guests were amazed by the vast menu and array of delicious snacks and desserts throughout the night. No one was ever hungry during our reception, that’s for sure!

Being in the wedding industry myself (I'm a professional makeup & hair stylist) - I've had the pleasure of working with the industries finest vendors and had already decided on some key vendors I wanted to bring on board - these included: L'Atelier Lumiere (Photography), Ryan Apigo Films, Lush Decor and Fine Cakes by Zehra.
My makeup and hair was a tough one. I had 6 bridal makeup trials before deciding on my artist. I then asked myself "when was the last time I got my makeup done and really liked it?" - I remembered Maryam (@m4makeup) my makeup artist who dolled me up for my cousin's wedding almost 4 years ago. I called her, booked a trial and then gave my deposit. Best decision I made as she made me feel very comfortable and totally worked with me on each of the 3 looks, letting me add my touches where I wanted to. She listened to what I wanted - a flawless, clean, natural finish with pops of color and did a phenomenal job on all my looks! For my hair, I booked the talented, Jyoti (@bellahair.jb). She has an eye for perfection and gave me such different hairstyles for each of my events - all inspired by a recent Bollywood star wedding!
My outfits and jewelry were also very much Bollywood inspired – the recent ' star' weddings that have left us all speechless! Here are my inspirations for my main events:

Sangeet
- Outfit: Manish Malhotra inspired
- Hair: Sonam Kapoor inspired

Sikh Wedding
- Outfit: Manish Malhotra inspired
- Makeup/Hair: bold and sharp. Loved the deep red lips!

Hindu Wedding
- Outfit: Sabyasachi inspired
- Hair: Anushka Sharma inspired

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I'm a HUGE Bollywood fan and absolutely inspired by the fashion - elaborate outfits, gorgeous fabrics and bold colors. I wanted to keep my Sangeet outfit trendy, playful and pretty - incorporating flowers in the outfit to tie in our 'floral wedding' theme. For my Sikh ceremony, I wanted to stick to the traditional gold and red combo and for the Hindu ceremony a floral outfit playing on the lighter colors - pastel peach, pastel green, light golds. Inspired by Sabyasachi and Anushka's wedding, I was totally drawn to this piece.   

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would have to say, putting together the personal touches. Pinterest is so addictive during the planning phase and there were just too many cute ideas that I wanted to do!
Doing almost 300 pieces of each personal touch item, required some helping hands! My parents, brother, sister, cousins all offered to help. We picked one night a week for ‘arts & crafts’ to put these pieces together – a great way to relax a little and spend time with your loved ones during the busy wedding planning craze!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
What we hear time and again from our family and friends is the 'attention to detail' throughout our wedding. From our choice of venues, the decor, our outfits, and jewelry, to the personal touches and little trinklets for our guests - no detail was missed! Some of our personal touches included:
- Welcome bags for our out-of-town guests - full of 'his' and 'her' favorites
- A bangle/bindi/dupatta bar at the Sangeet, with keepsakes for the ladies
- Individually wrapped napkins for 'your happy tears' placed on each guest’s seat for the wedding ceremony
- shawls placed on the deck where our ceremony took place for our guests 'to hold if they get cold'
- 'lucky in love' lottery tickets at our reception which were placed under the dinner plates for our guests to scratch and win! 
- kids were given a cartoon of Amit & I along with crayons which kept them busy for most of the reception!
- flip flops for the ladies at the reception - 'a little treat for your dancing feet' 
- hangover kits for our guest to take home after the reception. This included mini branded water bottles with Advil, gum and vitamin C!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our wedding took place at Palais Royale - right on Lakeshore with stunning views of the Toronto skyline. My most special moment(s) that replay in my mind are my entrances for both my wedding ceremonies. The first being my Sikh ceremony where both my parents walked me in, and the second being my Hindu ceremony where my brother and Mamma walked me in to 'Din Shagna Da' - truly inspired by Anushka Sharma's wedding! That feeling I had both times, walking down the aisle and seeing Amit in front of me was just magical... it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every moment - we spend so many months planning one of the biggest days of our lives and it passes us so quickly! Take it all in and be in the 'now' when it all happens. Take deep breaths - those are important too!

See you tomorrow! 

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Photography: L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie | Cakes & Treats: Fine Cakes by Zehra | Catering: Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Cinematography: RYAN APIGO FILMS | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Floral and Decor: Lush Décor | Hair: Bella Flair | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: RM invitations | Live Music: Grenville Pinto | Makeup: M4 Makeup Official | Planning and Design: Dashing Dulhan | Venue: Palais Royale | Ceremony | Venue: Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Reception |


Toronto, ON Indian Wedding by L'Atelier Lumière International

Nothing says "elegant" like the classic and avant-garde Indian wedding of Maharani Harreet & Amit. Every detail of this Indian wedding planned by Dashing Dulhan is pure eye candy. The bride donned a dreamy lengha that was overflowing with style. Embroidered with gold trimming and precious stones, this bride was the perfect contrast to her blush Indian wedding. This Indian bride was anything but ordinary as she walked down the petal-covered aisle. Lush Décor blended foraged greenery, lush arrangements of peonies, and sweet peas to form one of the most charming mandaps I have seen to date. Of course, it is the memory makers that brought us Harreet's big day. L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie captured all the tantalizing memories. Fall in love over and over and over again in the gallery. 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I had moved back from London after an 8-year stint and went back to visit my sister a year later when Amit and I crossed paths in Marylebone. It was that chance meeting and an amazing first date over delicious wine & cheese, captivating conversations and loads of laughter that sparked the start of something truly magical. 
When I first met Amit, I was instantly attracted to his incredible energy, charming personality, chivalry and love for life! Right when we met, it felt as if we had already met and every step in our relationship since has just felt effortless – things just happen and fall into place at the right time.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Despite the long distance nature of our relationship, Amit and I were so lucky to be able to pack our bags, every two months, to meet one another in London, Toronto or some part of the world. So when Amit planned his trip to Toronto that summer, I didn't think anything of it! 
It was Friday, the end of a long work week for me and Amit's last few days in Toronto so we planned a night out with my friends. Before heading out for the evening, Amit booked us the Spa at the Shangri La to relax and unwind. It was a sweet gesture and so 'like' Amit to plan something like this so again, I didn't think anything of it! 
After the spa, we made our way to the condo to drop off our bags and when I opened the door to the flat, I was shocked to see hundreds of flowers, candles, and photos of us placed throughout the rooms! Amit had hired a photographer to capture the details, reactions, and emotions that filled the moments that led up to Amit going down on one knee and asking me to marry him! Our 'dinner' turned into a night of celebrating our proposal with my brother, sister, brother-in-law-to-be, cousins, and friends! The celebrations continued the next day with my parents and extended family at our family home. Amit planned the perfect proposal and found a way to incorporate my family and friends which was so important to me!

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 started our wedding planning by brainstorming the 'where' - where did we want to get married? We were inspired by the recent weddings we had attended in Boracay and Phuket and were convinced that we wanted a destination wedding too! After some research and shortlisting our options, we went full circle and decided on Toronto. Why? Because, we re-evaluated what was most important to us - having all of our family and friends there AND being able to add personal touches and detail to every event we hosted. We felt that this was do-able in Toronto, given I’m in the same city.
We then moved on to our venue selection. We wanted to keep our Sangeet playful and fun, just the way you feel when you go to a 'mela' (fair). We wanted to incorporate little trinklets that our guest could take home - bindis, bangles, dupattas - and have a big enough dance floor for all the singing and dancing! Dreams Convention Centre was definitely the perfect space to host – we even had a big enough runway to the dance floor for our London Thumakda rickshaw entrance :) 

For our wedding, we wanted a space that was outdoors with a breathtaking view. Given half of our guests were traveling to Toronto from overseas (Australia, UK and many for the first time), the waterfront felt like the perfect setting. We were instantly drawn to Palais Royale - the location, food, customer service and the experience they provided from the moment we walked through their doors was incredible. Even today, everyone talks about how well-presented and delicious the breakfast and lunch was during our wedding - they were super attentive to all our dietary requirements and ensured that these restrictions didn't hinder to taste of the dishes! 
Our reception was just as perfect too. We wanted a venue that didn't need much decor and spoke for itself - gold embellishments, detailed ceilings, and grand chandeliers. Paradise Banquet Hall was literally our vision. Also being an Italian banquet, they offered a sit down Italian dinner with an assortment of late night snacks and desserts - our guests were amazed by the vast menu and array of delicious snacks and desserts throughout the night. No one was ever hungry during our reception, that’s for sure!

Being in the wedding industry myself (I'm a professional makeup & hair stylist) - I've had the pleasure of working with the industries finest vendors and had already decided on some key vendors I wanted to bring on board - these included: L'Atelier Lumiere (Photography), Ryan Apigo Films, Lush Decor and Fine Cakes by Zehra.
My makeup and hair was a tough one. I had 6 bridal makeup trials before deciding on my artist. I then asked myself "when was the last time I got my makeup done and really liked it?" - I remembered Maryam (@m4makeup) my makeup artist who dolled me up for my cousin's wedding almost 4 years ago. I called her, booked a trial and then gave my deposit. Best decision I made as she made me feel very comfortable and totally worked with me on each of the 3 looks, letting me add my touches where I wanted to. She listened to what I wanted - a flawless, clean, natural finish with pops of color and did a phenomenal job on all my looks! For my hair, I booked the talented, Jyoti (@bellahair.jb). She has an eye for perfection and gave me such different hairstyles for each of my events - all inspired by a recent Bollywood star wedding!
My outfits and jewelry were also very much Bollywood inspired – the recent ' star' weddings that have left us all speechless! Here are my inspirations for my main events:

Sangeet
- Outfit: Manish Malhotra inspired
- Hair: Sonam Kapoor inspired

Sikh Wedding
- Outfit: Manish Malhotra inspired
- Makeup/Hair: bold and sharp. Loved the deep red lips!

Hindu Wedding
- Outfit: Sabyasachi inspired
- Hair: Anushka Sharma inspired

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I'm a HUGE Bollywood fan and absolutely inspired by the fashion - elaborate outfits, gorgeous fabrics and bold colors. I wanted to keep my Sangeet outfit trendy, playful and pretty - incorporating flowers in the outfit to tie in our 'floral wedding' theme. For my Sikh ceremony, I wanted to stick to the traditional gold and red combo and for the Hindu ceremony a floral outfit playing on the lighter colors - pastel peach, pastel green, light golds. Inspired by Sabyasachi and Anushka's wedding, I was totally drawn to this piece.   

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would have to say, putting together the personal touches. Pinterest is so addictive during the planning phase and there were just too many cute ideas that I wanted to do!
Doing almost 300 pieces of each personal touch item, required some helping hands! My parents, brother, sister, cousins all offered to help. We picked one night a week for ‘arts & crafts’ to put these pieces together – a great way to relax a little and spend time with your loved ones during the busy wedding planning craze!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
What we hear time and again from our family and friends is the 'attention to detail' throughout our wedding. From our choice of venues, the decor, our outfits, and jewelry, to the personal touches and little trinklets for our guests - no detail was missed! Some of our personal touches included:
- Welcome bags for our out-of-town guests - full of 'his' and 'her' favorites
- A bangle/bindi/dupatta bar at the Sangeet, with keepsakes for the ladies
- Individually wrapped napkins for 'your happy tears' placed on each guest’s seat for the wedding ceremony
- shawls placed on the deck where our ceremony took place for our guests 'to hold if they get cold'
- 'lucky in love' lottery tickets at our reception which were placed under the dinner plates for our guests to scratch and win! 
- kids were given a cartoon of Amit & I along with crayons which kept them busy for most of the reception!
- flip flops for the ladies at the reception - 'a little treat for your dancing feet' 
- hangover kits for our guest to take home after the reception. This included mini branded water bottles with Advil, gum and vitamin C!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our wedding took place at Palais Royale - right on Lakeshore with stunning views of the Toronto skyline. My most special moment(s) that replay in my mind are my entrances for both my wedding ceremonies. The first being my Sikh ceremony where both my parents walked me in, and the second being my Hindu ceremony where my brother and Mamma walked me in to 'Din Shagna Da' - truly inspired by Anushka Sharma's wedding! That feeling I had both times, walking down the aisle and seeing Amit in front of me was just magical... it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every moment - we spend so many months planning one of the biggest days of our lives and it passes us so quickly! Take it all in and be in the 'now' when it all happens. Take deep breaths - those are important too!

One last stop for the reception is coming right up! 

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Photography: L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie | Cakes & Treats: Fine Cakes by Zehra | Catering: Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Cinematography: RYAN APIGO FILMS | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Floral and Decor: Lush Décor | Hair: Bella Flair | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: RM invitations | Live Music: Grenville Pinto | Makeup: M4 Makeup Official | Planning and Design: Dashing Dulhan | Venue: Palais Royale | Ceremony | Venue: Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Reception |


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