Oh what a year. A year that began with the best intentions to be the start of an unforgettable decade, unfolded to be just that. The world and life as we know it has stopped; and while societies disagree on how to handle most circumstances, it is through events, like weddings, that strengthens the fabric of our communities. 2020 has humbly shown the citizens of the world what each of us have to be grateful for. As a company when we looked deeper into our core, we were able to reflect on who Maharani Weddings is and what we are passionate about. Since our inception we have had an unwavering commitment to showcasing all celebrations of love. And, Corona couldn’t take that away.
In this year’s magazine we feature those weddings that showcased the year best. To put it simply, this collection of weddings was unstoppable. A few of the weddings were impromptu, others set out to be big Bollywood type affairs that were quickly paired down to a backyard. Some were even missing parents. In true 2020 fashion, nothing went as planned. These couples overcame tough circumstances and by using their patience, flexibility, and communication. To sum it up, they were troopers.
It is with immense gratitude that we have the privilege of showcasing this selection of weddings. The couples and vendors gave wedding enthusiasts, like myself, something to rejoice about, find happiness in, and brought broad smiles from underneath our masks. A moment to fall in love and forget about lockdowns, quarentines, or curfews. They are the warm moments that will live in our hearts forever. From enchanting stories about Erica’s disco boots, to Aleena’s bridal baraat, Krishana & Mehul who just slipped by Covid, and how could I not mention Sharon & Anuj Gatsby-esqu affair...these wedding coming to life before our eyes gave us a glimmer of hope into the future. From the bottom of my heart, I am so thankful for each and every one of the couples we featured this year.
The team at Maharani Weddings and I have high hopes for 2021. We look forward to sharing new love stories, ideas, inspirations, vendors, and venues all with you. We are seeing the rebirth of weddings with new meaning, new life, and new appreciation. Despite the changes to all of our plans, as a company we remain extremely appreciative of all the friends, families, clients, and colleagues who have made it possible for us to continue to do what we love each day. And let me say, we adore our Platinum Guide vendors. And, for those vendors who have moved on this year, we wish you all the best on your new journey. I know you will bring creativity and passion to anything you do. My mom always told me new beginnings are wonderful in so many ways.
All in all, the fluidity and resilience of the entire wedding community - couples and vendors to bring every 2020 weddings to life was part innovation, part necessity, and part survival. And, no matter if you were newly engaged, newlyweds, or celebrating your diamond anniversary, never have vows been tested like they have been this year.
And on that note, the vows we all know have never been more true...
For better or worse, for richer or poor, in sickness and in health…..
to have and to hold...
Very gratefully yours,