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Welcome to Maharani Weddings

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.

Cambridge, MD Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hello, darlings! Today's Platinum Guide Blog highlights the enchanting story of Janki & Amit. Enjoy!

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Loves, let the features transport you to a world of romance and splendor. Come back for more.

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DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: Aria Events | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Venue: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Spa And Marina | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Flowers Garlands: Vishnubhai Patel | Hair & Makeup: Cindrella Bridez | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Baarat & Vidaai Car: Ronak Patel Private Rental | Cake & Treats: Cake Art Cake | Ice cream: 321 Chillz | Draping/Styling: Neeta Patel | Mehndi Artist: Mala Amin Makeup By Mala | Photo Booth: TJ Photobooth | Priest for Amit Vidhi: Anujbhai Joshi | Priest for Wedding and Janki's Vidhi: Rajnibhai


Houston, TX Sikh Wedding by Aventography Photo & Video Studios

Welcome back, sweeties! Dive into the enchanting tale of Kiran & Ajit's wedding at The Sikh Center, where tradition and romance beautifully intertwined. From Kiran's majestic entrance, her hands adorned with intricate Mehndi by Henna Vative, to the dreamlike ambiance crafted by Divine Decor, every detail whispered love and commitment. The air buzzed with melodies from DJ DBI, setting a joyful rhythm that invited every heart to dance. As the lead cinematographer, Aventography Photo & Video Studios didn't just capture images but wove tender looks, joyful dances, and heartfelt vows into a cinematic love story. They excelled in showcasing the grandeur and intimate moments alike, making it possible for anyone viewing the video to feel like they were right there, celebrating alongside Kiran & Ajit. Maharanis, don't miss out—immerse yourself in their story by watching the video on our blog and experience the magic that turned this day into a lifelong memory. It's more than just a wedding video; it's a doorway to the essence of love and celebration. Until next time!

Join us in reliving the magic of this unforgettable celebration that captured every enchanting detail.

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Photography: Aventography Photo & Video Studios | Cinematography: Aventography Photo & Video Studios | Sangeet Venue: Chateau Crystale | Ceremony Venue: The Sikh Center | Reception Venue: ULH Event Center | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor | DJs: DBI | Mehndi Artists: Henna Vative


Venice, IT Fusion Wedding by Barbara Zanon Studio

Step into the magical wedding of Anneke & Mohit at the luxurious Aman, where every moment resonates with romance and elegance. Angel Lion's exquisite planning transformed the venue into a starlit realm, setting the stage for a truly enchanting celebration. The air, filled with the fragrance of blooms from La Dogaressa Flowers, added a lush, colorful backdrop that mirrored the day's joy. Our radiant bride, Anneke, was captivated by her ethereal beauty, enhanced by Letizia Cordella's expert touch on her hair and makeup. Each smile, whisper, and tender look between Anneke & Mohit was immortalized by Barbara Zanon Studio, whose lenses crafted a visual symphony of their love story, filled with candid moments and choreographed elegance. As you wander through the visuals and stories of their day, feel the love that danced in the air and let your hearts be inspired. To all our darling readers seeking a tale of timeless love, dive into Anneke & Mohit's wedding day—each detail is a testament to their unique journey. Join us and find a spark of inspiration for your fairy tale. Enjoy!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

We initially met at a long table dinner where we were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Even though we didn’t really get to chat, there was immediate chemistry. About two weeks later our mutual acquaintance called me asking if he could send my number to someone I met that night. I immediately asked if it was Mohit and he said yes. I was bursting with excitement!

Mohit called me one morning and asked if I would like to go on a date with him.

He invited me to a lovely, very romantic lunch at a restaurant overlooking the river. It was a very stormy day and as I was nervous I tried to postpone saying I’m too scared to drive in the storm. He replied calmly, “don’t worry, I’ll send you an uber, I really want to meet you today”.

I arrived at the restaurant where he greeted me with so much warmth. He could tell I was nervous, ordered me a glass of champagne, took both my hands in his and said, “just breathe, you’re here now”. In my head and my heart I immediately felt safe and I just knew he was my home, my person, my soul mate!

After lunch he looked at me and said, “so what are your plans for the rest of the day?” I told him I have the whole day off, to which he replied, “Awesome! Want to go watch a movie with me?”. I said, “absolutely”. 

As we walked out of the movie, he said, “so, do you want to join me for dinner?” To which I replied replied, “why not!” He took me to another lovely restaurant. We were enjoying each other’s company so much we didn’t want the day to end.

As the day came to an end, he offered to drop me back home to make sure I’m safe but also because we didn’t want to say goodbye yet. He dropped me off. Gave me a big hug and a little kiss on my cheek.

I saw him almost every day after that initial date and seven and a half years later he still makes me feel safe and calm!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

This one makes everyone laugh…

We were in India, visiting family. We knew we wanted to get married but we weren’t in a hurry. He previously asked me my preferences for rings and he knew my ring size.

On our way to the mall one day, we just got in the car in our basement parking garage, he said “can you give me your hand?”.

As he was on my right side I instinctively gave him my right hand. He said, “no, the other one…”.

I gave him my hand and he put the most incredible solitaire diamond ring on my finger and said, “so, you wanna do this?”

My brain took a few seconds to process what just happened.

I replied, “Absolutely! But couldn’t you have made it a bit more romantic?” He said, “I promise you you’ll never forget this and it will be a great story to tell people!”.

He’s actually very romantic, I promise

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.

When we started we knew we wanted to get married in Venice. We both love it there and believe it’s the most romantic place on earth.

When we started our journey we knew we needed to start with finding a venue. We went to see a few venues one day and when we saw the Aman hotel we knew it was just perfect for us! We signed the contract and paid the deposit locking in a date. Everyone there, especially the Banquet & Events Manager, Giuliana was so helpful and generous throughout the whole experience!

Our initial wedding wate was 21 September 2021 - which obviously fell in that time where the whole world was in lockdown. The venue was so patient and understanding and just kept postponing everything as we stayed home hoping the world opens up again eventually.

Once everyone was able to travel again we decided on a date, 23 March 2023.

We knew we would need some help so we immediately searched for wedding planners. We found Amber at Angel Lion. She is a Venice based wedding planner and is without a doubt one of the best decisions we made in this planning process. Her guidance and advice made the whole process so smooth!

With it being a destination wedding we relied on the team there for suggestions. Amber sent us a whole Google doc with all the suggestions, from photographers, hair & makeup, florists, musicians, gift ideas and a whole lot more.

The Aman Hotel is so beautiful, we didn’t need any decor apart from beautiful flower arrangements.

We decided to make the flowers a romantic colourful celebration much like our two cultures coming together.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

For our Outfits we went back and forth a few times but one thing was certain, I did not want to wear white and be a traditional bride. I’ve always wanted a dress that I could potentially wear again.

We flew to Italy in February 2023 for dress shopping and to finalise wedding details like the menu and to meet Amber in person.

Starting in Milan, we spent 2 days in designer boutiques trying on the most fantastic dresses but none of them really stood out.

We decided to see what Venice had in store. The first shop we walked into, Dolce & Gabbana, a lovely woman welcomed us and after I gave her a brief glimpse of my vision, she immediately knew what I wanted! The first dress I tried on was the dress! - The party dress that is!

For the ceremony I wanted to honour Mohit’s culture by wearing a Lehenga. And also, who doesn’t feel like a princess in a stunning Lehenga?

For this I knew exactly who to turn to and exactly what I wanted. Gyans in Gurgaon always has the most beautiful designs and the most talented designers. They knew exactly what I wanted and they made it happen, even though they were concerned about my choice in fabric. Light blue cotton lace isn’t the first fabric you think of when you think Bridal Lehenga.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

What I loved most about our wedding is how we really felt like guest at our own party. There was stress, I had absolutely nothing I needed to do and I could really just enjoy every second and be in the moment with my husband, friends and family!

There was this one moment in the ceremony where Mohit was feeling a bit faint, it was a very warm spring day. He was wearing a black Achkan and after spending about an hour on a boat in the sun before the ceremony for the photo session the heat was getting to him. I extended my hand out and took his hands in mine. He immediately looked calmer.

Lastly, it was so special to have our friends and family there with us, we were so grateful to everyone who traveled so far to celebrate this long awaited day with us.

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

Without a doubt hire a wedding planner! It takes so much pressure off of you and if they’re a great team like Angel Lion, you will get to enjoy your wedding like you’re a guest knowing everything is taken care of! This gives you the freedom to savour every single second.

Be prepared for the post wedding “depression” that hits you the morning after. We both sat at the breakfast table, gushing over our perfect wedding. With a sigh we both said, “so what do we plan now?”

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

All my Jewelry is made by LD Sons in South Extention, Delhi. My wedding ring, necklace and earrings were specifically designed for the wedding.

Francesca, a very talented mehndi artist based in Florence came to Venice to do mehndi for all the ladies a day before the wedding.

We had our ceremony in the Tiepolo room at Aman Venice. After the ceremony we all went downstairs to enjoy some delicious canapés and drinks in the garden on the Grand Canal.

We headed back up, this time leading our guests through the Grand ballroom to the Yellow room where we had the most fantastic dinner with a harpist playing in the background.

The chef at The Aman made us a delicious 2 tier decaffeinated tiramisu cake adorned with fresh flowers that matched our table flowers.

Bouquet, I asked the florist for 6 white peonies. One for every year we were engaged. Why peonies? Apart from them being my favourite, Mohit gave me a bouquet of 30 white peonies on my 30th birthday in the Ritz Paris.

May it inspire your journey towards a dreamy and romantic wedding day.

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Achkan: Bharat in Gurgaon | Bridal Fashions: Gyans | Bridal Jewelry: Lord Jewels | Cake & Treats: Aman | Catering: Aman | Ceremony Venue: Aman | Event Designer: Angel Lion | Floral & Decor: La Dogaressa Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Letizia Cordella | Harpist: Nuova Accademia Di Venezia | Live Music: Tolga Jazz Trio | Planning & Design: Angel Lion | Photography: Barbara Zanon Studio | Reception Venue: Aman | Second Dress & Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Suit: Gucci


Rockwall, TX Indian Wedding by Epique Cinema

Dive into today's Platinum Guide Blog to unfold the charming details of Manjari & Sankar's wedding.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our story starts in the spring of 2020. I realized I was ready to quit the dating apps and figured I would swipe right on one last person before deleting Hinge. I sent Sankar alike based on one of his icebreakers regarding cooking that included a swipe at Gordon Ramsay. Now, the description was admittedly corny and cringe. But hey, look at us now. From there started a never-ending conversation filled with sarcasm, gif wars, and one too many dad jokes. A few weeks later, we decided to meet at White Rock Lake's dog park, an open setting, as a precaution during the pandemic. I was more keen to meet Sankar's two dogs, Chance and Bella, than him. Well turns out dogs were more than welcome, but not needed as the conversation flowed seamlessly with endless laughter. I asked Sankar out for another date the following weekend, and the rest is history. He makes me laugh every day, even when the mundane routine has set in. He makes the ordinary feel exciting!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
With the help of some of Manjari's closest childhood friends, Sankar planned an entire act involving getting Manjari out of the house by a certain time to meet her friends. Sankar, our families, and closest friends decorated Manjari's parent's house and backyard in record time. Once all was set, Manjari was dropped off at her house, where she walked into a surprise of one of our favorite songs playing, pictures of us, and a trail of red roses leading to the backyard, where Sankar popped the question with Chance and Bella.

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.
It took a village to plan this wedding, and there is no way I could have done it without my family and close friends! Sankar and I knew we wanted a big Indian wedding in Dallas to celebrate with all of our relatives and friends. We wanted our wedding to honor our Tamil familial traditions and ensure our guests had a phenomenal time. I do want to take this time to give a shoutout to our incredible team of vendors who guided us through the planning process to figure out our vision and bring it to life:

Catering: Malgudi Garden @malgudigarden
Decor: Elegant Affairs @elegantaffairdfw
DJ: DJ Tej Bhatia @djtej
HAMU (Bride): Ms Painted Lady @mspaintedlady
HAMU (Mothers): Glam Studio By Anshu @glamstudiobyanshu
Henna Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs Dallas @sheetals_henna_designs_dallas
LED Screens: DJ Jazz Entertainment @djjazzentertainment
Photo and Video: Epique Cinema @epiquecinema
Sari Draping: Pattu Pleats By Akila @pattupleatsbyakila
Venue: Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
Wedding Planner and Coordinator: Navi K Productions @navikproductions

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Leaning into tradition, the wedding ceremony required me to wear two saris: a 6-yard sari and a 9-yard sari (madisar). I envisioned a mix of modern and traditional Tamil bride looks and knew I had to wear a kanjivaram silk sari. Traditionally, these saris are hand-woven and originate from a small town in India called Kanchipuram. It can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks to weave one sari. It was imperative for me to purchase my saris from local textile co-ops that continue to uplift weavers and craftspeople. While I did not have a particular color in mind, I wanted my saris to have specific motifs representing my heritage. To me, these saris are timeless elegance. One of my proudest moments was carrying my cultural heritage with me down the aisle.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would have to say it is seeing our vision come to life. We spent a lot of time and effort choosing small details to have our wedding represent us, our heritage, and our appreciation to our loved ones. Finally seeing it come together on the day of was unreal!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We focused on the top three things that any guest cares about at a wedding: food, drinks, and vibes. We ensured that the food and drinks were not only delicious but provided variety as well, like our dosa and street chaat stations. At our reception, we had a 360 video booth and a live jazz band to keep our guests entertained. We wanted our guests to know how much we appreciated them, so writing personalized thank you cards was the best way for us to show them. Hands down, that was the favorite part of our guests!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Wedding planning can be very stressful at times. Make sure you take time to recharge and take care of yourself first - whatever task there is, it can wait :)
2. Planning comes with decision fatigue. Figure out early on what matters to you the most and spend your energy there. Delegate the items that are lower on your priority list
3. Enjoy the small moments along the way!

Darlings, this celebration expressed cultural pride and joyous love for the union of two souls.

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Draping/Styling: Pattupleats | Venue: Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront | Planning & Design: Navik Productions | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs | Bride's Hair & Makeup: Ms. Painted Lady | Mother's Hair & Makeup: Glam Studio By Anshu | Catering: Malgudi Garden | DJ: DJ Tej | LED Screens: DJ Jazz Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna | Photography / Cinematography: Epique Cinema


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Bruno Rezza

Hello, sweeties! Today, we whisk you away to the enchanting nuptials of Neha & Karan at the luxurious Park Hyatt Aviara, where every moment echoes their profound love. Crafted perfectly by Electric Karma Intl., their wedding was a symphony of color and elegance. It was punctuated by the glorious floral arrangements from Three Petals Design that transformed the venue into a veritable garden of Eden. As the sun dipped below the horizon, Neha, our radiant bride, stepped out like a vision in her exquisitely embellished lehenga. Her beauty was further enhanced by the artful touch of Ms Painted Lady, ensuring every eye was locked on her as she made her grand entrance. Through the lens of Bruno Rezza, each tender look shared between Neha & Karan was immortalized, capturing the essence of their joyful celebration and the unspoken promises of a lifetime. The evening buzzed with emotion, from heartfelt toasts that tugged at the heartstrings to a dance floor alive with energy, where friends and family reveled in the joy of the newlyweds’ union. Let this tale of love inspire you, and remember, every wedding has a story waiting to be told—perhaps the next one could be yours.

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May this enchanting celebration inspire your fairy-tale wedding, a beautiful, timeless journey.

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Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Weddings | Planning & Design: Electric Karma Intl. | Floral & Decor: Three Petals Design | Hair & Makeup: Ms. Painted Lady | Catering: Natraj Restaurants & Catering | DJ + Production: 3D Sounds | DJ: Amit K | DJ: Premier Entertainment | DJ: DJ Insomnia | Cinematography: White Rose Production | Mehndi Artist: Gopi Henna | Mehndi Artist: Henna San Diego | Photography: Bruno Rezza


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