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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.

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!

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


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