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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.

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!

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

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Burlingame, CA Indian Wedding by Fusion Moments Media

Hello, Ladies! Get ready to enjoy Supraja & Ravi's wedding bliss in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Hair & Makeup: TM's Makeup Artistry | Venues: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport | Planning & Design: Nupur Behl | Floral & Decor: Aesthetika Events | Catering (Wedding): Silver Spoon | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Jalsa Catering & Events | Cinematography: Fusion Moments Media | Bridal Fashions: Babu Sah | Bridal Footwear: Badgley Mischka | Photography: Fusion Moments Media


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Nayeem Vohra Photography

Happy Monday, ladies! We missed you so much during the weekend, and we were dying to share Rithika & Sahil's breathtaking love story with all of you. So let's wait no more, buckle up, and get ready to enjoy this rollercoaster of emotions and flair brought to you thanks to the talented team from Nayeem Vohra Photography! For the wedding ceremony, Jim White transformed the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort's halls into a cornucopia of beauty and flair more than suitable for this life-changing event. Both our lovebirds embraced a traditional style, looking elegant and fashionably for their big day; however, it was our lovely Rithika who stole the show! She looked drop-dead gorgeous thanks to Priyanka Patel, who took care of all her beauty needs making her look like a goddess. But that is not all! Rithika took her bridal style to the next level with a fabulous Mehndi designed by Manasi's Art / Hennafy Me. Hands down, a masterpiece that added an extra touch of traditional flair to an already captivating look! After the ceremony, there was a luxurious reception party to bring the wedding festivities to an end. And all we have to say is that it was a night to remember! Ladies, for more amazing shots of this event, make sure to visit today's gallery! It packs tons of beauty and inspiring ideas you don't want to miss. So make sure to check it out; you'll love it.

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What a great way to start the week! Don't forget to join us tomorrow because there is more to come.

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Mehndi Artists: Manasi's Art / Hennafy Me | Venues: Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort - Stone Mountain | Event Decorator/Florists/Mandap: Jim White | Hair & Makeup: Priyanka Patel | Catering (Lunch): Shayona | Catering (Reception): Kabobish- Raj | Invitation Designer + Print/Seating Chart Designer + Print: Creatively Patel | Co-Coordinator: Ushma Desai | Photography: Nayeem Vohra Photography


Gurugram, India Sikh Wedding by Story Monk

Happy Friday, darlings! We want to end this week with a flourish by sharing Namrata & Prabjeet's intimate wedding celebration. And we are sure you are going to love it so much! After exploring and enquiring about a gazillion hotels and resorts, photographers, and makeup artists across India, they found the perfect vendors to make the wedding of their dreams come to life. But little they knew that that nature had a big surprise for them, and Coronavirus was declared a pandemic. This unexpected situation called for a change of plans, and Namrata & Prabjeet had to make a big decision. They could wait a little longer and postpone their big day, or they could embrace change and get married on the same date they initially planned. Luckily, they decided to carry on with their wedding, making arrangements to comply with the pandemic's safety and security measurements. Despite all changes, Namrata & Prabjeet's wedding was absolutely beautiful and inspiring! They gathered their closest family members and opened a zoom meeting for all relatives and friends that couldn't join them physically. The result was impressive beyond words! Our blushing Maharani looked drop-dead gorgeous thanks to Parul Garg, who took care of her makeup, praising her innate beauty and making her look like a princess. No wonder why Prabjeet couldn't take his eyes off of her! As you scroll down through the fabulous shots captured by Story Monk, you'll soon realize why we loved this wedding so much. It packs tons of beauty, traditions, and above all, lots of love! So get ready to enjoy today's gallery in full. It will take your breath away, not to mention that you'll get tons of inspiration from it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We dated for a decade before taking the decision of tying the knot. This crazy boy while asking me out had mentioned casually that "if it's there it's forever, else it's not there" I was merely 18 and I didn't pay too much attention to it then. But, the way he's taken care of me, been there for me, been my best friend through the time we've been together made it clear that there is nobody on this planet who has the patience and unconditional love for me other than him!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question
I obsessed over this day since forever, planned it, dreamt about it but when the day actually came...I could do nothing except smile and laugh like an idiot
That's what you do! Sweep me off my feet and make me so extremely happy that I have no words left.
I'm so lucky to have you in my life and call you mine.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
After hours and days of searching took an appointment in Meena Bazaar and started sifting through their collection...
This particular outfit was a 2 piece lehenga choli hidden in the corner of the second floor shelves where all the bridal sets are. Intrigued by the unique color shade I asked the usher help me with it and boy it was love at first sight... originally it was a 2 piece set but since I always wanted to wear a one piece/sharara I got it customized to my liking. I was a bit hesitant but all my anxieties were taken care of by everyone there.
Absolutely loved the staff and the collection. Thank you so much for making our day so special

Doli outfit from Veera Designs: Sonia khurana from Veera designs is a fabulous person. Even though her staff hadn't come back till 1st June, she made sure to keep me calm and help me with the best outfit possible. We showed her the design of what we wanted and she made the exact replica of it...got the embroidery done in 2 days and voila.. both sunny and I loved wearing our outfits and we're sure we will be able to wear it again in future!!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We were in it together and nothing else mattered.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The casual, happy, informal setup 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Three moments:
1. While the raagis were singing the hymns, we had our own non stop chitter chatter going on. It definitely got a lot of stares but again we were in it together!
2. When I entered under the phoolon ki chadar, it wasn't only with my brother's but also my dog Casper who is an integral part of our small family.
3. My grandmother, even though she couldn't come but she read our pheras on zoom and I am always indebted to her for giving us the best gift.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Breathe. Smile. Enjoy. You're never getting this time back.

Have a wonderful weekend, ladies. See you on Monday for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Parul Garg | Catering: Le Meridien | Bridal Jewelry: Ancestral | Photography: Story Monk | Bridal Fashions: Meena Bazaar | Bridal Fashions: Veera Designs


Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Join us in our Platinum Guide Blog, and enjoy all the beauty surrounding Ashley & Nikhil's wedding!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
February 24, 2018. That’s when it went down at the Chihuly Glass Museum in Seattle, WA. My husband was finishing his last semester of law school, and I had an inkling that he would propose in May 2018 after graduating, since all of our families would be together for his graduation. This is why when we took a trip to one of his favorite cities, just a few months prior, a proposal was the farthest thing from my mind. He forced me to dress a little fancy prior to heading to the museum (I thought this was weird and should have expected something) and had made sure my friends had me get a manicure prior to the trip. We walked around the museum with a few of his college friends, one of whom had a fancy camera that he was using to “practice taking good pictures”. Once we entered the open gallery room, he got on one knee and proposed! I was so shocked that I just stood there staring down at him saying, “is this for real” repeatedly, until I finally said yes. Later, I learnt that he had picked the Museum for a number of reasons: 1) he knew I had never been and wanted to go, 2) proposing in Seattle would be totally unexpected, and 3) given that the Museum had glass gardens and flowers, it was beautiful year round, and there was no possibility of weather interfering with his plans.
 
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.
Our decision-making process for the venues and vendors was 90% driven by our budget. We knew we wanted to do a wedding in Dallas and that a hotel was going be the best option since an overwhelming majority of the guests would be flying into Dallas from out of state. We researched options, toured, made pro-con lists, and the Renaissance Dallas was finally selected, particularly because not only did it fall within our budget, but it gave us the ability to have our ceremony outdoors, which had been my dream!
 
For decor, since the wedding was going to be three separate events and we would have three completely different outfits, we wanted each event to feel different and intentional. We started planning our decor themes with the ceremony and knew that we wanted an outdoor morning ceremony, and so soft light tones and pastels (i.e. light pink, ivory, pale gold, mint green, etc) were going to be perfect. We wanted the Sangeet the night before to feel fun and cultural as a good way to kick off the weekend, so we wanted lots of bright colors and decor that screamed festive. Finally, the reception as the closing piece needed to feel grand and bold. Once we had these ideas nailed down, our decorator was able to take them and run and bring us back a vision that absolutely floored us.
 
I don’t think I could’ve gotten the Bridal looks I had envisioned if I had not gone with Red Lotus Artistry. From day one, when we began with the makeup trial, Vidya listened very closely to what kind of styles and looks I was a fan of, and what I simply couldn’t stand. For example, I wanted to refrain from heavy eyeliner on the lower lid for the ceremony, given that we were going with the softer tones theme, and given that I hate lipstick, I only agreed to move forward with lighted lip shades for most of the wedding events. You want a makeup/hair artist who believes in what you do and don’t like, and doesn’t only try to impose his or her views. Your bridal makeup artist also needs to know exactly what hiccups to expect when getting ready for your wedding events, and that’s exactly what Vidya addressed during our consultation meeting. During the consultation, Vidya and I discussed how my dupattas would be draped and we ran through how every single piece of jewelry would be worn for each event. The meeting was time consuming, yet so informative and it kept us on the same page the weekend of the wedding.
 
We initially were worried about identifying and communicating with the vendors in Dallas, because we both lived in Washington, DC. Luckily, we had the absolute best wedding planner, Christina Thomas at Elaan Events, to help navigate us through the process. She was able to give us multiple options within our budget for each vendor, and made sure we were 100% happy with each one before proceeding onto the next matter. It has now been three months since the wedding took place, and we can look back with certainty that each was the best choice.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Pink. My bridal lehanga was destined to be a shade of pink since god knows when. Walking into Om Parkash Jawahar Lal in Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, and seeing all of the endless options of dazzling lehengas, something clicked and I knew that even though this was the first shop we were visiting, it would be the last and my lehenga would have to come from here. Luckily, my parents and aunts had already done their homework by visiting this shop prior to me even landing in New Delhi, so that made me feel even more comfortable with sticking to Om Parkash Jawahar Lal...which I highly recommend, brides!
 
Given that pink was non-negotiable, and that we wanted the ceremony to be pastel themed, accenting my lehenga with sea green was the perfect choice, especially since my husband loves the color green and was happy to find a sea green sherwani with light pink accents to compliment my outfit.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Hands down the food and cake tastings were the most enjoyable parts of the planning process. Is it possible that amidst the minutiae of wedding planning and logistics, anything could have been more enjoyable than being fed a variety of scrumptious appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and then making decisions with our stomachs instead of our minds? Although I’ve got to say, pinning wedding outfits and henna designs to my Pinterest boards, which I’d share with my mother and mother-in-law to get their input, was also exciting and not stressful, so I’d consider this a close second.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The Ceremony! One would think that a late morning ceremony, on the terrace of the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, with perfect weather that wasn’t too hot or cold, with absolutely stunning soft pastel decor would have been what made the ceremony so memorable. But, all of that ended up being sides to the entree, that was the priest, Panditji Pattabhirama Krishna Jois. The guests were blown away by the fact that our traditional Hindu priest not only spoke in excellent English and was able to easily explain every step, but also that he was funny and engaging to a point where he felt as though he was an emcee. Many of our guests had not been to a traditional desi wedding before, and instead of sitting there bored and confused for an hour, they were entertained and were able to feel like they were part of all of the rituals.
 
Long story short, the engaging ceremony coupled with the perfect environment/vibe is something our guests have not stopped talking about.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I feel like every bride, who has her wedding fresh in her mind, has all kinds of knowledge they want to impart on all brides-to-be. Here are my two cents:
 
1) Enjoy the engagement period for at least the first 1-2 months before you dive into planning mode. You really want to take that time to just be on cloud nine before you become occupied with dates, locations, and the endless wedding related decisions to be made.
 
2) The wedding planning process is like running a marathon. Don’t sprint!! Sticking to deadlines is essential, which your planner will guide you on. But don’t try to do everything at once. During this process, remember to keep an open dialogue with your fiance! Your partner needs to be a part of the conversations. Remember, it’s not just your marathon!
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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Red Lotus Artistry | Cinematographer: Vibe Films | Sangeet / Ceremony / Reception Venue: Renaissance Dallas | Planning & Design: Elaan Events | Floral & Decor: Alpha Décor | Catering: Desi District | Catering: Peacock Plano | Bridal Fashions: Om Prakash Jawahar Lal | Cake & Treats: Frosted by Neema | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Kaagaz | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs | Photo Booth: Abbeniel Photo Studio | Transportation: Prime Limo | Photography: Vek Photo


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