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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.

Chicago, IL Indian Wedding by Joseph Kang Photography

Good morning, ladies! If you were looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place! Payal & Amit's wedding festivities are fabulous! They have the perfect combination of all the things we love: tradition, colors, emotions, dances, and above all, lots of love. This gorgeous Indian wedding already featured in our Video Blog thanks to the fantastic film shot by Morga Productions begins with a vibrant Mehndi Party. Shaadi Creations arrived early to craft a colorful and vibrant decor that set the mood for this festive event. Payal looked gorgeous dressed in her traditional lengha embellished with floral designs. Henna Moments outlined a romantic and intricate henna design to finish off her spectacular bridal look! And we cannot stretch how much we love it! If you are enjoying this Mehndi Party as much as we are, do not miss today's gallery! We've compiled the best shots captured by the talented folks from Joseph Kang Photography. You are going to love it, and it is the perfect preamble before you head up to the wedding ceremony!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Amit on “Dil Mil”.  I knew he was the one the moment he remembered the smallest detail about me (aka cherry coke and the way I like my bean burrito from Taco Bell) and also knew he was the one after he met my family. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were in San Francisco to take engagement pictures. We had a photographer with us all day and at the end, as it was getting colder and we ere trying to wrap up, he kept stalling me. he proposed right on the beach with the view of the Golden Gate Bridge behind had. 
 
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 made many many calls to different vendors the month before I left for India to finalize everyone. It was a very stressful month with a lot of comparing one vendor over another.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had a certain color I always wants. My sister and I created a shared wedding album years ago putting different outfits, rings, hairstyle styles etc..I used that as my guide and just knew when I saw my outfit that it was the one. I FaceTime my sister in law with my outfits and we both knew it was 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Making all the small gifts and packing all the food together with all my family was the very enjoyable bc we were with my whole family. All the FaceTimes I did with my sister in law for every song was also fun.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the food a lot.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment I walked down the aisle and looked up and saw my parents looking at me.. that look on their face still brings joyful tears in my eyes 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Be patient and don’t lose your cool over something so small.
Get ready to have your heart melted with joy with the upcoming wedding ceremony!
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Mehndi
hindu
season
Summer
color
Mehndi Artists: Henna Moments | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Waterford Banquet & Conference Center | Cinematography: Morga Productions | Photography: Joseph Kang Photography | Planning & Design: JD Eventz | Floral & Decor: Shaadi Creations | DJ: DJ Sohbash


Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Hello, beauty queens! We are wrapping up Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities by taking a look at their reception party held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, through the lens of Shan Photography. As it could not be otherwise, this reception party characterized by the elegance and traditional flair of our lovely couple. Sequinze (Vadodara) made Sonali looked ravishing for this gala in one of their beautiful attires and rocking dazzling pieces of jewelry from their collection. Meanwhile, Makeup By Karishma took care of her beauty needs with a wavy and elegant hairstyle, very well complemented with nude makeup. Rami's Mandap crafted the decor for this gala, while Singh Innovations and DJ Mixta set the musical mood. Singh Innovations also took care of the lightning for this event. And, we love how the blue and violet hues made everything stand out even more! All the guests had a great time dancing and tasting the plates prepared by Rangoli Indian Cuisine, right before taking a bite at the delicious cake from Boonzaaijer Bakery. Don't forget to visit today's gallery, if you want to relive all the beauty surrounding this event! You're up for a visual treat!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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.
The wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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.
I have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

That is all for today, ladies! Enjoy the rest of your day, and join us tomorrow for more!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Ballroom
Romantic
season
Summer
color
Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Welcome back, darlings! We continue our journey into Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities, taking a look at the wedding ceremony held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. Rami's Mandap transformed the halls of this exclusive venue into a mesmerizing setting reminiscent of an Indian Palace for these lovebirds to join their lives in marriage. Our lovely Maharani looked like a princess in her ruby Lengha embellished with golden details by CTC Mall (New Delhi). Makeup By Karishma took care of her beauty and style needs, and we are impressed by the final look! Sonali crowned her bridal look with fine pieces of jewelry coming from the collection of Soni Sapphire (New Delhi). Hitesh didn't stay behind and rocked a champagne Sherwani with golden accents that made him look like the elegant and handsome Raja he is! Without any question, this is a ceremony you will love! If you want to take a closer look at this grand event, head into our gallery for more! We have compiled the fantastic shots captured by Shan Photography, and we are sure you are going to enjoy them!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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.
The wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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.
I have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Get ready to have some fun at the upcoming wedding reception party!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
hindu
season
Summer
color
Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Happy Wednesday, ladies! We can't think of a better way to start the day than taking a look at Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities. So, without further ado, let's jump right into it! The couple’s wedding festivities kicked off with a colorful and vibrant Sangeet held inside the halls of the exclusive Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. And oh, boy, it was beautiful! This festive occasion was a fun-filled night surrounded by multicolored hues and beautiful floral arrangements by Rami's Mandap. Sonali stole all the looks dressed in a gorgeous embroidered lengha by Thakur's Sarees after being glamorized by Makeup By Karishma. The nude makeup and braided hair praised the natural beauty of this lovely Maharani in such a great way that we cannot take our eyes off of her! Ruqia Banu (Chicago) created an artistic Mehndi design for Sonali, adding an extra touch of traditional flair to her already ravishing look! Meanwhile, Shan Photography was there to capture every moment of this colorful Sangeet, and we have compiled all the shots in today's gallery. Go check it out; you are going to love every bit of it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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.
The wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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.
I have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

The wedding ceremony is coming down the road, ladies!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Sangeet
season
Summer
color
Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Columbia, SC Indian Fusion Wedding by MNK Photography

Welcome back, darlings! There's plenty more fairy tale finery to admire inside the halls of the Marriott Columbia! This time, we are wrapping up the wedding festivities of Nidah & Brian with a dazzling reception party designed and executed by Red and Gold Events. And it is no surprise that it turned out to be this amazing as this fantastic team overflows talent and expertise in making dreamy events come to life. Events Instyle by Beenish took care of the overall decor, incorporating soft-colored floral arrangements from Garlands by Yasmeen that everyone loved. All the guests had a great time dancing to the rhythm of upbeat melodies played by DJ Sahib from GTB Productions and tasting the delicious plates prepared by Kabab Hut. MNK Photography snapped shots from every angle to portray the beauty of this event, and the photos are so good that we almost feel like if we were there. In between dancing, alluring decor, and delicious food, the night was coming to an end, but not before having a bite of the sweet cake by Nonnah’s. Without any question, this was a night to remember! Relive all the moments of this grand event in today's gallery. You are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Brian while I was in school and we had an instant connection. I knew he was the one after getting to know him a little better and realizing how genuine and caring of a person he is!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Brian and I planned a trip to New York City to celebrate New Year’s. I thought it was just a simple trip to meet up with friends and have a good time, however, he took me to Central Park and flew my whole family out and proposed to me on New Year’s eve with all our loved ones there. It was a huge surprise and so special!
 
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.
My mom was a huge help during the planning process, she knew all the well-known vendors and right people to choose. We knew of a lot of good vendors from previous weddings that we have attended, and we live near Atlanta so there are a good bit of amazing vendors to choose from there!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We live in America but we knew we wanted to have a dress custom-made from Pakistan, and we searched for a designer for a couple months through suggestions from family friends and through social media, and finally decided on Samsara Couture House! I knew from the beginning I wanted my reception dress to be a muted rosy pink color!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process was being able to work with my mom as mother and daughter to be able to make our visions of my wedding come to life! It was such a special bonding experience to be able to share that with my mom
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I believe the guests enjoyed everything from the food to the decor, but I believe what they enjoyed the most was that everybody was having a wonderful time (especially on the dance floor) and there was so much fun energy in the room that everybody could feel!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I loved every aspect of my wedding, but one moment that really stood out was when Brian and I exchanged our rings and said our vows to each other, and how everyone in the room felt the love and was emotional.
 
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.
For the Mehndi and Nikah ceremony, we had specific visions in mind and Beenish from events in style by Beenish really made that come to life! The mehndi night was colorful and vibrant and we had plenty of dance performances, some of which I even took part in! There was so much energy that night and everybody was having an amazing time! For the Nikah ceremony we wanted to keep it subtle and pretty, with light soft colors and flowers that really captured the beauty of the ceremony.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
One thing that I would really emphasize and stress is that ultimately your wedding day will go by so fast, so for me a lot of the enjoyment was actually the planning process. Don’t get too stressed out and actually remember to enjoy all the planning and months leading up to your wedding, because that’s an experience in itself. Also it is a huge benefit to have a wedding coordinator, it takes so much stress off the day of the wedding and the members of the wedding party can actually sit back and enjoy the event!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Everything came together beautifully and we are so thankful to work with such amazing vendors who have become like family to us. Everything was a huge hit from the cake to the food to the decor and our outfits!

 

 

That is all for today, darlings! Make sure to join us tomorrow for more lovely and inspiring details! 

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DJ: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Planning & Design: Red and Gold Events | Photography: MNK Pro | Cinematography: MNK Pro | Sangeet Venue: 701 Whaley | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Marriott Columbia | Decor: Events Instyle by Beenish | Flowers: Garlands by Yasmeen | Makeup: Eyebrow Junkie Makeup | Catering: Kabab Hut | Mehndi - Zehra Fashion (Mother of Bride): Saira Rizwan | Bridal Fashions: Samsara Couture | Cake & Treats: Nonnah’s | Mehndi Artist (Bride): Minaz Rizvi | Mehndi Artist: Farmina | Photo Booth: Tap Snap | Cookies: Sweet Surprises by Mia | Dhol: Supreme Dholis | Hair: Anna Pham Bridals | Custom Party Needs: Chaos Refined Blogger | Mithai: Gokul Sweets


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