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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.

Woodbridge, NJ Stylized Shoot by Saroj Studios

Get ready to let your inspiration flow with today's Styled Shoot featured in our Platinum Guide Blog!

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Lighting: M4U Events | Photography: Saroj Studios | Fireworks: M4U Events | Hair & Makeup: Looks by Jassi | Floral & Decor: Aishas Wedding Decor | DJ: M4U Events | Event Designer: Aishas Wedding Decor | Model: Denisse Clorio | Model: Ramanpreet Kaur | Model: Sela Khan | Model: Kim Kumari | Model: Simran Kaur | Model: Dheekshaa Athiyaman | Model: Fawad Butt | Venue: Lake Chateau Banquets | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Posh Kreations | Bridal Fashion: Maharani Fashion | Bridal Jewelry: Suhag Jewelers - 22k Gold Jewelry | Bridal Jewelry: Tinted Teal


Augusta, GA Pakistani Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Darlings, it's Wednesday! Following our weekly tradition, today we dedicate our blog to a beautiful film that will leave you in awe and inspire your heart! Minna and Kalim are the lucky duo at the center of today's film. You are about to watch a great video production that unveils the great memories made by this lovely pair during their intimate yet festive Pakistani soiree. Entirely shot by the talented Hakim's Studio, frame by frame all the unique details planned by Planning With Style Events' team unfold a wedding full of special moments. A lively Mehndi that included lots of food, great music, and of course, many dances kicked off the celebrations and prepared the guests for the main event. For the most important day of Minna's life, she dressed up in a stylish pastel green Sharara suit with shiny embroidery. At the same time, Blush Beauty by Nadia created sensational bridal makeup and a gorgeous hairstyle. I love how she looked so effortlessly stunning! Euphoria Event Decor fully decked the Nikkah hall with elegant chandeliers and white blooms that infused the venue with an elegant touch and a backdrop with floral garlands added a dash of vibrant greenery to the decor. This ceremony is definitely what dreams are made of. Persis Biryani Indian Grill planned a dream menu for the traditional Walima and provided an excellent catering service; meanwhile, the couple had acclaimed DJ Imran Entertainment packed the dance floor with the best music. No detail was overlooked! Thanks to Hakim's Studio for capturing all the excitement and feels of Minna and Kalim's big day. Rest assured, you will enjoy this seriously captivating affair. 

I hoped you enjoy this lovey reel as much as I did! Have a wonderful day.

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Photography: Hakim's Studio | DJ: DJ Imran Entertainment | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Planning & Design: Planning With Style Events | Floral & Decor: Euphoria Event Decor | Hair & Makeup: Blush Beauty by Nadia | Catering: Persis Biryani Indian Grill


Miami, FL Muslim Wedding by Banga Studios

Good morning, ladies! Get ready to enjoy Maliha & GR's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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Floral & Decor: Occasions by Shangri-la | Venues: Loews Miami Beach Hotel | Photography: Banga Studios | Planning & Design: Nirali Shah Events | Hair & Makeup: Marz Makeup and Hair | Catering: Swagat Indian Kitchen | DJ: Desi Junction | Bridal Fashions: Reema Ahsan (Wedding) | Bridal Fashions: Almas Tejani (Sangeet) | Bridal Jewelry: Rupika Jewels | Cake & Treats: Divine Delicacies | Cinematography: Prism Media Labs | Live Music: Rhett Price VIolinst | Mehndi Artist: Sumaiya Waheed | Photo Booth: Miami Event Photo Booth | Transportation: Miami Tour Company | Tuxedos: Festari | Welcome Party Yacht: Biscayne Lady | Hookah Rental: Supreme Hookah | Officiant (Imam): Imam Samra


Toronto, Canada Pakistani Wedding by Fotos by Anum

Good Morning Maharanis! After the Pandemic, it's not easy for couples to downsize their wedding plans, but for today's couple, Anusha and Ishraq, this was the perfect excuse to celebrate the intimate wedding they always longed for. Their super lovely Pakistani affair proves that a small union can be magical without giving up on your original plans. Our clever Maharani Anusha planned all the beautiful events that included an awe-inspiring Mehendi function at home. I'm loving the colorful decor inspired by the bride's dupatta and, of course, the elaborate henna motifs in her hands that are just refreshing our eyes. They managed to book the Kennedy Convention Centre for their Sangeet summery-themed night. This lovely pair asked their guests to wear green and yellow hues for this event, while the bride and groom donned orange shades. Brilliant!. The Nikah ceremony took place again in Kennedy Convention Centre, with Maharani Anusha walking down the aisle all dolled up by Glowinggoddessmuah. She opted for neutral and light tones for her outfit and paired it out with a regal Zayver by Shazia's jewelry set. This small Nikah ceremony is a boho dream! The couple tied the knot in front of a macramé arch adorned with beautiful foliage and pampa grass. Doli Decor created the relaxed boho decor that's nothing short of spectacular. Celebrations featured excellent food from Bikrampur Nawabi Food- HALAL and a lovely two-tier cake by Wish a cake by Sheryl. Talented photographer Fotos by Anum captured their sweet and touching days, and we are happy to share all the images with you. Ready for a closer look? Click in our complete gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on Social Media. He slid into my dm, after he was cat-fished on tinder with my fake profile. I didn't know until we began talking and he mentioned it on one of our rounds of naked truth. He wasn't being a creep but his honesty on how he genuinely wanted to get to know the real me caught my attention. I didn't know he was 'the one' until we went through major ups and downs in our life that made us question our decision. However through it all he never made me feel alone. And eventually we learned to accept each others differences which was a start of a beautiful relationship between us.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
When Ish and i decided to get married, it was all very sudden and spontaneous. Being in our sweats on bed munching on our daily snack and watching our favourite show, we chose 2020 to be the year. We didn't want a very grand typical brown wedding, and Covid  was the perfect excuse. Ish knew the kind of ring i wanted and he began his search for that perfect ring for customizing. ( He's become an expert in the process by now, he didn't even show me the design until he put it on me) He told me the diamond boy won't be able to deliver a customized ring until the date of our nikaah. I wasn't expecting a proper proposal regardless, let alone have the thought of being surprised with a proposal, specially after that news. Fast forward to my bridal shower, my maid of honour planned the itinerary of the entire day and organized a photo shoot as a garden. I was hesitant and opposed to the event given it was pouring outside. I still went along with it however, since i didn't want to ruin her plans for my special day. Little did i know, my now husband has been planning for this proposal ever since our conversation about the ring. He made sure i never found out, amidst the wedding chaos. All our close friends were present at the venue and my bridesmaids walked me to a stunning gazebo decorated by him. I was almost in tears. He finally went down on his knees and asked me to marry him. It meant everything to me. Even though i knew it in my heart i was marrying this guy, the whole process made my heart fill with tons of emotions i still find hard to describe.

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 have been planning my wedding in my head for a long time now. A lot of it couldn't be exactly how i imagined it would be due to the covid situation, but i made sure it was close to everything i had visioned. I had pinterest boards for each event, color palettes, guest attire, decor, themes and favours. I wanted each event to be unique and coordinated with the bride and grooms attire. After giving a-lot of thoughts to my vision board, i went on a hunt for my vendors to match my choices. Luckily i had an eye on a few vendors from the beginning and they were readily available to accommodate to my needs. I loved the process of scheduling appointments with them to go over details and how clearly they could understand my vision and idea. Its really important to have a good relationship with your vendors in order for them to acknowledge your ideas.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew what themes i wanted for each event, and i wanted to coordinate our dresses. For my haldi/sangeet i wanted something very vibrant to go with my summery theme of yellow and green, and my orange lehenga made the perfect contrast. It was a style i saw on a Sabyasachi bride, and i wanted something similar. For my mehendi, i had already chosen a colorful dupatta, so it was only a matter of contrasting the salwar. I went with a banarsi green gharara with bead and pearl work on them.  For my nikaah/wedding day i had planned it from the beginning that i wanted to wear pastel colors and since my theme was pastel boho, the pastel pink was without a question a definite choice.In terms of details, i wanted zardozi work on all over my fit, and pearl and bead work on my organza dupatta. I went with a banarsi pink shawl to give me that regal look. Ish chose his outfit matching mine. Ish and I went on trials after trials before we were satisfied with our fit and look. Regardless of the tiredness in us, we really enjoyed shopping for our wedding outfits together. 

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The home shenanigans. Nothing is more enjoyable than seeing your family and friends enjoying every process of the wedding events. From decorating the house to planning little things at the wedding ( example, who will be the dance choreographer, who will hold the brides veil, who will steal the grooms shoe, what favours to get) i thoroughly enjoyed the smiles and giggles around my house that entire time. My mom preparing food for everyone while we decorated favours or finished wedding rehearsals, everyone sitting in circles and talking about who will be wearing the best outfit, staying up till 3 am to do some last minute changes. Those were definitely the highlight.   

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests appreciated the decor and he little details i planned during each event like customizing facial masks with our wedding hashtag. Each table had a unique centre piece that went with the theme, our dance performances, and our outfits and look throughout the events. However, mostly what everyone loved was the intimacy of all the events.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My parents were so busy planning and doing everything for the wedding, that they didnt even have the time to take in that their only daughter is actually getting married. When my brothers walked me to the stage, my mom sat beside me, for a moment she was quiet and was looking at my face. She took my hand and said "You're the most beautiful bride i've ever seen" and tears ran down her face. My father was standing behind us, and i could tell seeing his face how hard he tried not to cry while the camera was fixated on us. That was the moment when they realized, they were giving me away, and i realized how much they can feel the pain.

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.
Our events were short and intimate. We had only few guests and mostly close family and friends. We were the kind of bride and groom that didn't sit on the stage for more than 15 minutes. We walked around, attended our guest while dancing and laughing, enjoying everything that was happening around. We made sure we were present with everyone to have a full experience of the events. We had a small bar set up in the greenroom where my friends kept coming back and forth from and pouring their energy all on the dance floor. My dad and his friends had their own setup just outside the venue. My mom and the aunties were busy taking pictures with the rickshaw and stage decor. My parents couldn't help themselves from joining the dance floor and bringing light to their own romance. All those little things were more than what i could've imagined.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Planning a wedding can be stressful, and delegating tasks to your friends and family is doubtful specially when they don't have the same vision as you or does not have the same idea as you. So, if you're not the one who would hire an event planner and do everything by yourself, i'd say give yourself enough time to plan your wedding. Not everything will turn out perfect, there will be missing pieces from your vision, but that's okay, just remember to enjoy every bit of the process as much as you can, because these are the times you'll miss the most and regret not enjoying it to the fullest

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I finalized my jewelries a day before my events started. It was probably the most stressful thing to do. I was very particular with the details of my outfit and i wasn't able to envision myself in the jewelleries offered to me previously. 4 hours of consultation, and hundreds of design later, i put all the pieces together to create my look.

For my nikaah cake, i wanted it to go a little with the theme and a little with my outfit. I asked my vendor if she could incorporate pearls on the cake, and she made it exactly how i wanted.

Get inspired by the another incredibly beautiful wedding tomorrow, see you!

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Sangeet Venue: Kennedy Convention Centre | Ceremony Venue: Kennedy Convention Centre | Planning & Design: Bride - Anusha Zarin Tasnim | Floral & Decor: Doli Decor | Hair & Makeup: Glowinggodessmuah | Catering: Bikrampur Nawabi Food- HALAL | Bridal Fashions: DULHAN by Mischief | Bridal Fashion: HnF Ideal Boutique by Faiza Arooj | Bridal Jewelry: Zayver by Shazia | Cake & Treats: Wish a cake by Sheryl | Cinematography: Fotos by Anum | Photography: Fotos by Anum | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Glowinggoddessmuah | Event Designer: Doli Decor | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Bridesmaids | Event Filters: 6graphix


Whistler, Canada Sikh Wedding by Deo Studios

Hello Maharanis, it's a real honor for us to pay homage to all those couples who had to change their wedding plans during the last year, but their strong desire to tying the knot remained strong despite the circumstances! Today we unveil the wedding story of one of those determined couples Harpreet and Manjot. This lovely duo proves that saying I Do during the coldest time of the year can be utterly magical. Eventopia Weddings & Events planned and helped bring to life an "Enchanted Magical Winter Wonderland" wedding at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center. (That, believe it or not, was initially designed as a summer elopement!)  First, they had a touching first look before their Anand Karaj ceremony; thankfully, Deo Studios was there to capture the striking shades of their beautiful outfits against a snowy backdrop!  We are crushing over the picturesque snowy landscape. Maharani Harpreet picked a mauve-pink lehenga design from Sunnys Bridal Gallery with the most exquisite pearl embellishments we have seen. In case you were wondering, Pristine Allure Studio did her hair and makeup while Munira's Mehndi adorned her hands with a custom-made mehndi pattern. She was the epitome of grace and elegance! The happy couple stood before a stunning mandap wrapped in white roses provided by Didi's Flowers that created a winter garden theme designed by the talented  Universal Decor. The idyllic ceremony was live-streamed by Open Aperture Cinema, and Brellow filmed the entire soiree.  After the I do's, an intimate reception dinner was held at the  Fairmont Chateau Whistler to honor the newlyweds. This exclusive venue was also picked to accommodate the small group of guests who witnessed how the lovebirds looked totally glamorous for their last event. They couldn't stop glowing on their wedding day. Style by Sarai designed Manjot's impeccable dinner look, and we are obsessed with Harpreet's breathtaking ballgown. Everything about this couple is so pretty and shouts perfection!  Make sure to see more of this seasonal Sikh soiree visiting our complete gallery.

 
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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Manny on a blind date, which was actually orchestrated by my grandmother and his mother! They live a few doors down from each other and are great friends. I was visiting Vancouver, BC from Toronto, Ontario, when I received a message from Manny. We had a great first dinner and managed to go out a few times after that before I returned home. We kept in contact over the months, and after numerous flights to each other’s cities, we became very close. I knew Manny was the one when saying goodbye, due to the long-distance component, became so tough. I had never missed having anyone around so much. It was evident our connection was special.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Manny told me he was flying in and we were going to a Gala, he requested I go shop for a new dress. I found a dress rather quickly and began researching the Gala. I was able to locate it and gain some knowledge of the event. I picked him up and we both got ready, and as we left for the “Gala” I realized we were going the wrong way, he covered this up by saying he needed to quickly grab something from a client first. We got to Polson Pier, a beautiful waterfront with a stunning view of Toronto’s skyline, and Manny told me his client was running late. As we admired the view, I noticed him getting nervous- which is very rare. He, romantically as ever, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was shocked, and even more surprised when he pointed at our photographer whom I had mistaken for a tourist the whole time. It turned out Manny had never actually been to this spot before and relied on a map with an X on it to know exactly where to bring me for the best view and the proposal. It also turned out that we never actually going to that Gala. After that, he recreated his first evening in Toronto with me and took me to the places I had taken him. The proposal was very personal to us, as he joked that I would always, without hesitation , manage to find and point out the CN tower to him when he visited.

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 initially chose to get married in Tulum Mexico, with about 200 in attendance. However when Covid 19 hit, being determined to keep our date, we had to pivot in terms of location. We decided to get married in breathtaking Whistler, BC at the Lil Wat Squamish Centre. We were able to maintain our getaway vision and achieve a nature focused backdrop, despite having to switch from the sand to the snow. Eventopia, our amazing wedding planners, helped us maneuver through every change (regulations changed quite a bit during our planning process) and prepared with us accordingly. Our wedding planners also helped locate quality vendors who went above and beyond to create our vision. Universal Decor created our enchanted winter garden themed ceremony. Pristine Allure Studio dolled me up twice in one day, and stayed with me through a photo shoot for touch ups. Sunny’s Bridal did an amazing job dressing Manny and I for our morning ceremony. Style by Sarai crafted Mannys dashing reception dinner look, while Blushing Bridal Boutique helped me find my dream Mila Nova ball gown for the night. Both Deo Studios and Brellow worked like true artists, capturing the perfect moments for us to look back on and relive. Open Aperture Cinema did a great job with live streaming the ceremony. Our vendors were phenomenal in their respective crafts and so effortless to work with.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I kept an open mind and did not limit myself to a colour or style at first. I made several bridal appointments and stumbled upon my dream lengha at Sunnys Bridal. My lengha was a mauve- pink with rose gold detailing and pearl embellishment. I knew it was the one instantly when I first tried it on- I felt like a princess! However, I still chose to think about it and came back a day later because it was still on my mind. Also, it was the only lengha I tried on that made my sister emotional, that was another sign for me!

The dress I wore at night was from the Royal Collection of European design house Mila Nova. The dress, named Augusta, was a champagne coloured ball gown made of delicate net, lace, and intricate embellishment. The train was grand and dramatic, it was truly a statement piece. I found this dress at Blushing Bridal Boutique in Toronto and could not just leave it there.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
For me, the most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process was going through it with Manny. While being tested with the various obstacles that come with planning during a pandemic, we were able to utilize each other's strengths, be extra supportive, and creative together to make our micro wedding happen in a way that was most sincere to us.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our venue consisted of a small handful of our family, some of who had to watch from a distanced viewing room. Everyone else was invited to tune in via live stream. The guests watching from home commented on how comfortable watching our wedding had been for them. Those in physical attendance commented on how intimate and memorable the experience had been for them. Overall, they all enjoyed being part of our micro-wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Manny and I wrote each other wedding vows which we had exchanged earlier. I started our wedding morning by reading his vows for the first time. Apart from making me emotional, they made the morning even more special and the anticipation to get to our ceremony even greater.

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.

Due to covid 19 related circumstances, we were unable to have a reception with dancing. Instead, we had an intimate dinner in the private room of Wildflower restaurant at Fairmont Chateau in Whistler. Given it was just 10 of us, the night allowed for everyone to say a few words which made it even more special.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
If you’re getting married during uncertain times, be flexible and open to adapting. Reflect freely with your partner, and determine your main objective before postponing or keeping your wedding date. Over-communicate with everyone involved when necessary. Also, If you have a busy schedule, I would recommend hiring a wedding planner to help with the process. Lastly, enjoy your wedding as much as possible.

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

Instead of having a wedding registry, Manny and I initiated a wedding fundraiser dedicated to Vancouver’s youth in need through Covenant house. With the gifts from our friends and families, we were able to make an impact, raising more than our initial goal.

My bridal set, which was from Moorni Jewellers, was a kundan style rose gold piece with off-white pearls, accompanied with a matching tikka and a custom-made passa. My mehndi was done by the very talented Munira Motani, she tastefully included a dulhan, groom, mountains and the CN Tower to tell our personal story through my henna. My bouquet, made by Didi’s Flowers, was elegantly modern with a mix of dried grasses and fresh flowers. Our wedding cake, Cardamom Dream made by Just Cakes Bakeshop, was two tiers in white fondant with romantic muted florals cascading down one side.

Our wedding ceremony took place at Lil Wat Squamish Centre, a stunning venue with oversized windows that truly brought in the brightness of the white snow outside, they also showcased the mountains. Our families and us stayed at Fairmont Chateau in Whistler, where the suites and service were both impeccable. Manny and I received the most memorable personal touches after our ceremony, including shower gel and shampoos labeled with “Newly Weds” and “Mr and Mrs. Bahia”. Overall, despite all of the changes, our wedding was our dream come to life.

More truly dreamy traditional soirees are ready to be unveiled! Don't miss our blog tomorrow.

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Ceremony Venue: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center | Reception Venue: Fairmont Whistler | Planning & Design: Eventopia Weddings & Events | Floral & Decor: Universal Decor | Hair & Makeup: Pristine Allure Studio | Bridal Fashions: Sunnys Bridal Gallery | Bridal Jewelry: DipiDesigns Inc | Bridal Jewelry: Moorni Jewels | Cake & Treats: Just Cakes Bakeshop | Cinematography: Brellow | Mehndi Artist: Munira's Mehndi | Q. Transportation: Apex Limos | Florals: Didi's Flowers | Vinyl Flooring: DesignerdancefloorsBC | Livestream: Open Aperture Cinema | Bride Reception outfit: Blushing Bridal Boutique | Groom Reception outfit: Style by Sarai | Accommodations: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Photography: Deo Studios


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