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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.

Atlanta, GA Pakistani Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Hi, ladies! Get ready to enjoy Ayima & Hamza's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog. You'll love it!

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San Mateo, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by International Wedding

Hello there, ladies! It feels great to be back because we were dying to share Niharika & Saikumar's enchanting wedding with all of you! So, get comfortable, pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and get ready to enjoy it! We're starting with Niharika & Saikumar's love dripping wedding ceremony hosted at the San Mateo Marriott. The ceremony was a luxurious affair overflowing with tradition and beauty thanks to the marvelous decor crafted by Royal Event Rentals. Everything was so beautiful and enchanting that it seemed almost surreal. It may easily have been the recreation of an Indian fairy tale brought to real life. The grandeur of the occasion reflected in our lovely couple's traditional and fashionable looks, but still, it was our blushing Maharani who stole the show. She trusted her beauty needs to TM's Makeup Artistry, and we have no words to describe how unique her final look was! Without any question, this was the dreamy ceremony that these two lovebirds always wanted. They sealed the deal with their first kiss as husband and wife while placing each other's wedding rings in the middle of cheers and rose petals. What a magical ending to an incredible ceremony! After becoming husband and wife, it was time to celebrate with a luxurious reception party animated by Music Mantra DJs. They owned the dancefloor and put everyone on their feet. The only time the dancing stopped was to take a bite at the delicious cake baked by La Patisserie. Without any question, a sweet ending for a sweet and charming story. If you can't get enough of this wedding, don't miss today's gallery by International Wedding Photography. It is breathtaking, and you'll love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband on the Labor day weekend in 2015 in Las Vegas at a pool party in Mandalay Bay. After 2 years of dating, one day I saw my then boyfriend , now husband help out a friend through a very difficult time. He was responsible, nurturing and in control of the situation , that is when i realised that he was the most Stand Up guy I had ever met.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I proposed to my husband in 2018 in Cascal Mountain View, and asked him to take his time to figure out if he wanted to take the leap.

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 had to plan a wedding in 3 months . Our parents finalized the day on Feb 28th 2019. We started with fixing on a budget ( split the bill halfway). Methodically tackled --> ceremonies to be organized, guestlist, family accommodation, gifts for our families , catering and then the venue(first priority in terms of the budget allocation) and then visited the bridal expo to finalize on decor, photography, and DJ vendors. My husband and I happen to be very skilled in working under tight deadlines.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Since i chose the boy, I wore the Saree and the Lehenga my family chose. They went through a good 20 outfits before closing in on both my dresses.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The planning brought out the aesthetic sense that I never knew my husband had. I realized he was on the low creating pintrest boards for our wedding decor . It was very sweet.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The personal touches in our gift bags and the fact that it was small and intimate.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Seeing each other in our wedding outfits for the first time during varmala exchange.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Learn to be calm and not be overwhelmed. The most important thing that matters is that you will be joining in matrimony with the love of your life.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehendi - Radhika Jajoo did 24 pairs of hands in a mere 6 hrs and they were intricate and beautiful.
The cake from La Patesserie was so scrumptious that they earned a number of loyal customers from our wedding. Jewelry was mainly Gold and Kundan from India.

Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: TM's Makeup Artistry | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: TM's Makeup Artistry | Ceremony & Reception Venue: San Mateo Marriott | Floral & Decor: Royal Event Rentals | Hair & Makeup (Reception): Hina Khan | Catering: Ullavacharu | DJ / Lighting / Baraat / Photo Booth: Music Mantra DJs | Cake & Treats: La Patisserie | Mehndi Artist: Radhika Jajoo | Registry: Amazon | Tuxedos: IndoChino | Photography: International Wedding Photography


Livermore, CA Indian Wedding by Michael's Wedding Group

Happy Friday, Maharanis! If you were seeking for bridal inspiration, you've come to the right place! Today, we are featuring Meena & Yogesh's big wedding celebration, and believe us, you are going to love every bit of it! The big day arrived, and these lovebirds were more than ready to unite their lives in marriage. They both attended the wedding ceremony hosted inside the Livermore Temple's halls, looking elegantly and fashionable in their traditional attires. Still, it was our gorgeous Maharani who captivated everyone's attention. But we are not surprised as she trusted her beauty needs to TM's Makeup Artistry, who step up and created exquisite makeup and hairstyle designs that made Meena look like a princess! And let's not forget about the marvelous Mehndi outlined by Henna by Ridz. Mindblowing! The wedding venue mirrored our lovely duo's glamorous look thanks to the fantastic decor crafted by none other than Avasar Mandap. After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with a fabulous reception! This event followed the line of elegance and style that characterized the entire wedding, and it was the best way to bring the festivities to an end. The halls of the Castlewood Country Club transformed into a cornucopia of beauty and flair thanks to the fantastic decoration by Sai Decor. Without any question, this winning combination took this reception to the next level and made this a night to remember. And no reception is complete without an epic DJ! Thankfully Absolute Vibez was there to set the dancefloor on fire while the guests enjoyed the mouth-melting cake baked by Cake Delight. If you want to take a closer look at this wedding, head into this gallery to enjoy the incredible shots captured by Michael's Wedding Group!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Meena's friend, Mamta and Yogesh's sister's friend, Mala, were chatting at work one day. Meena's friend had her facebook page open and Mala asked who that girl was. She thought they needed to introduce her to her friend's brother. Mala stated "This is the girl that he is going to marry, I'm sure!"
Mala then added Meena on facebook and introduced them both and the rest is history! Yogesh lived in Connecticut and Meena in San Francisco. Yogesh was drawn to Meena's warm personality, and her joy of life intertwined with her affectionate nature and a spontaneous and contagious ability to laugh.
Yogesh's refined demeanor, his closeness to his family, his willingness to accept and work on his weaknesses, and his calming sense of wit and humor are some of the things that attracted Meena to him.
They later discovered that they attended the same elementary boarding school between the ages of 4-7 years old!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After Meena met with Yogesh's family in Chicago, Yogesh flew in from Connecticut that night. They met at Acadia's for dinner. As the courses were being served, suddenly, a cute little wooden box of dimsum arrived, and it had the ring and red roses in it! Yogesh was so nervous that he forgot to get down on one knee and also forgot his speech which all came later!

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.
Meena decided not to hire a wedding planner but rather, to do all the arrangements herself. It was something that brought together all of her strengths and she enjoyed it no matter how stressful it was at times. Everything came together beautifully in the end!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I love pastel shades--favorite is pink. Since I could not make it to India for wedding shopping, I went to every single store in the Bay Area. I bought my lehengas from Grand Trunk in Pleasanton which has the best designer stuff! The designers were Ashwini Reddy for the reception and Astha Narang for the sangeet. My wedding saree was the traditional pink and gold South Indian silk from Chennai, India. My clothes matched the theme and color of each event--yellow lehenga for sangeet, dark pink and gold for the wedding morning in the temple and blush pink and white shades for the evening reception.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I love organizing things and multitasking. I also enjoyed sending pictures of everything from flowers to venues and clothes to a few friends and my then fiancé and having them help narrow down my choices. I enjoyed meeting various people and seeing the whole thing coming together. 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They enjoyed everything but they did mention that the reception was the best they had ever attended. Filled with beautiful decor and good food, drinking and dancing and most of all, so much love! We had people attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed meeting each other!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
We really enjoyed all the speeches given by people close to us. I still have goosebumps when I hear them. I have not really danced since the age of 16 so it was special to me to practice for and perform solo at my sangeet after so many years.

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

Wait for the right person rather than taking whatever comes--life is long and this is the most important decision you'll ever make.  Communicate--this solves so much unnecessary headache! Marry someone you love talking to--as you grow older and can't do much else, conversations will play the most important role for the two of you.

That is all for this week, ladies. Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to join us on Monday for more.

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Hair & Makeup: TM's Makeup Artistry | Ceremony Venue: Livermore Temple | Reception Venue: Castlewood Country Club | Floral & Decor: Avasar Mandap | Floral & Decor: Sai Decor | DJ: Absolute Vibez | Cake & Treats: Cake Delight | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Ridz | Photography: Michael's Wedding Group


Glencove, NY Sikh Wedding by Vaaho Photography

Get ready to enjoy Evani & Gurpal's intimate wedding celebration in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my groom through my sister and his brother. Being a single mother my mom was very protective about my sister and I so where she went I had to go along... it was kind of like the buddy system with my sister. So when she began to date Manpreet, my now brother in law, my mom would always send me along cause she didn’t know in fact they were going on dates and my sister decided to wait to tell her that they were a couple. Once or twice was okay but third time Manpreet also had enough and began to bring his brother along. In the beginning me and my husband could not stand one another, but as time went on we became friends and a support system for each other of a sort, I had just gone through a break up and swore I would only date to marry because if theres no future I didnt want to go down that road. Gurpal, aka Ronie, knew that and he assured me that we were just friends, till that one day when he told me he loved me, everything changed.

I knew he was the one when I saw the way he treated his own family and my family and the way he held everyone at such a high regard. Ronie & I are both Punjabi but our religious upbringing is quite the opposite which I always felt would become an issue but we always talked openly and I found that to be such a strong quality in him. We dated for four years and in those 4 years he not once pressured me into changing, he accepted me and my family for who we were and I accepted him and his family for who they were, there was such a high level of understanding between me and him and our families that felt like it was unreal.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I always dreamed for the big proposal, I swore I didn't want to do it the desi way of roka then ring cause it never felt right to me, at that point you know theres a ring coming there is no surprise factor! But of course you imagine one way and something else happens, but he really blew me off my feet and did it in a way I never could have imagined. We had an expedited roka in April and we were deciding a wedding date and all and then in August on my birthday my mom and sister surprised me with tickets to Paris. Ever since we were young my mom told us that when we got married we would go to Paris for our wedding shopping and she made it happen! I didn't think much into it because its been a thing we've heard for so long. The day we land in Paris my sister had already booked to go up inside the Eiffel tower so we got dressed, my husband had bought me a dress for my birthday which was actually meant for this moment and I ended up wearing that exact one, and went. As I am looking at the Eiffel tower someone taps me on my back and I turn and my husband is on one knee and his parents and brothers are standing behind him. It was so magical, he even hired a professional photographer who took professional pics but only got one picture of the actual reaction cause so many people ended up crowding around. It was just so magical, then both our families stayed for 7 days and traveled and shopped and I feel like the trip brought both families closer.

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.
Planning a wedding in general is very tough, you cannot even begin to imagine how tough it was to plan during COVID! My overall experience with Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor theme, etc. was over my expectations!! Every vendor of mine went above and beyond and did even more than I would have imagined especially during COVID!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected my wedding outfit the first day I went to see options. My in laws own Samaira and husband owns Sammaira Man which are both desi wedding boutiques, they dress everyone for events so the pressure was really on to look the most unique and different. I knew I was going to do red as the color but I wanted more colors in it as well, when I tried the sample piece which was a lengha I fell in love with the concept, from that piece I customized my actual wedding day outfit.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process had to have been having family and friends over all the time planning and executing everything. It was like having a party everyday!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All my guests kept telling me at each event how much love was in the air! Even after the wedding everyone remembers how much love and affection their was between both bride and grooms side and even among the guests!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A special moment that constantly replays in my mind is when we did our welcome dinner photoshoot outside Taco Bell! My husband and I have a crazy obsession for Taco Bell, when our photographer asked us if where we wanted to do the photoshoot at the beach or in Central Park, etc we said no...we wanted different and we definitely got 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.
Because of COVID and the social guidelines we had to follow our whole wedding was just family on both sides and I loved that!! Our guest list was the same throughout the week so the challenge was to make sure the was no repetition where guests would get bored. Overall I wanted to do colorful decor and my decorator and planner, Sonam & Ricky from exclusive decor, made it all come to life! Every event was different decor creating a different ambiance making it a different feel for al our guests!!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom for future brides to be is...have fun & go with the flow!! I planned every single detail small and big as soon as we chose a date, but then without a doubt everything went sideways with COVID. At that point I said forget it, I went with the flow and I had soooo much more fun and enjoyed everything so much more!! The tears and the stress was not needed, it was so much more fun when I began to go with the flow!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!

 

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Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | DJ: Ricky Bhatia - Exclusive Events NY | Lighting: Ricky Bhatia - Exclusive Events NY | Event Designer: Exclusive Events NY | Photo Booth: Exclusive Events NY | Rentals: Exclusive Events NY | Hair & Makeup: Khadija | Hair & Makeup: Amaly | Hair & Makeup: Tamanna | Sangeet Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | Ceremony Venue: Gurudwara Mata Sahib Kaur | Reception Venue: Bhatia Residence Backyard | Planning & Design: Self | Catering: Mint & Mohit | Baraat: Dholi Om | Baraat: The Dhol Wala | Bridal Fashions: Samaira | Bridal Fashions: Liz Paul | Bridal Jewelry: Samaira | Cake & Treats: Dortoni Commack | Cinematography: Vaaho Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Nabbydabby Illustrations | Mehndi Artist: Monita Bijoriya - Henna For All | Snowcones: Ice Gola Express | Photography: Vaaho Photography


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Good morning Maharanis! Get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding Sanya & Himanshu's Royal Wedding Reception hosted at the Château Élan Winery & Resort. Today's magical film is brought to you thanks to the talented and highly experienced team of Hakims Studio - Photography and Cinematography, and we have no words to describe such a mesmerizing film! The night consisted of jam-packed entrances, heart-touching speeches, wonderful dance performances, and skits by friends and family. But what really stole the show was the magical first dance performance that we will never forget. For this closing gala, our gorgeous Maharani looked like a princess after being glamorized by Saleka. The fabulous team at Mandap World followed the line of amazingness and luxury set by our lovely couple and crafted a marvelous decor that everyone loved. Every single scene seemed taken out of the pages of a fairytale. All the guests enjoyed a delicious culinary experience by Cafe Bombay Indian Bistro and CB Catering, and the word on the street is that every single plate was mouth melting! And we want to give a big shoutout to GTB Productions as they absolutely killed the dance floor to close off this extravagant reception! If you want to take a closer look at all the beauty of this event, hit play below and get ready to have a great time. You will love every bit of it!

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