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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.

Novi, MI Indian Fusion Wedding by Jobst Media

Happy Monday, darlings! We hope you have had a marvelous weekend full of inspiring ideas! Today, we are excited to share Nilima & Nate's fusion wedding celebration with you, as we know that is one you are going to love! Seeing two soulmates coming from different backgrounds and traditions, mingle together through love is something we absolutely adore! And that's what we have for you today, so get ready to enjoy it! For this first installment, we'll be taking you inside the halls of the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel so you can take part in the first wedding ceremony that united this lovely pair in marriage. Oh, didn't we mentioned it before? These lucky guys had not one, but two wedding ceremonies! How amazing is that! For the opening wedding ceremony, Nilima burst into the room, looking like a vision of beauty! She slipped into a white bridal gown after having spent some time with Makeup By JHobby, who glamorized her to the brim, praising her innate beauty and giving her that dreamy look we all aspire for our wedding day! So much beauty and so many emotions surrounding this magical moment that it is almost impossible to describe it. Thankfully, Jobst Media was there to capture every moment, and they have shared the fantastic shots with us. If you want to take a peek at those visual masterpieces, make sure to visit today's full gallery! It is worth the while!

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What a great way to start the week, isn't it ladies? And make sure to stay close as there is still more to come!

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Tuscany, Italy Sikh Fusion Wedding by Framelines

Hello there, beauty queens! We have arrived at the third and final part of today's featured wedding. An Indian Fusion wedding in Tuscany, Italy, is not something that we get to see every, that is why we wanted to end today's feature with a flourish! And what better way to do it than taking a look at a romantic outdoor photoshoot! So, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy this breathtaking photoshoot captured by none other than the talented team from Framelines! This photographic studio took advantage of the greenery and beautiful architecture of the Hotel Villa Lecchi to immortalize the happiness, beauty, and romance of these newlyweds in such a fantastic way that we were left speechless! Both our lovebirds attended this photoshoot, embracing a traditional style that made them look elegantly and fashionably! And although they were surrounded by all the beauty Italy has to offer, they completely stole the show! And we want to take a moment to appreciate Maharani Eshana's fashion choices, truly an ode to style, to say the least! And in case you were wondering, she got her bridal gown at My Trousseau, and Barbara Corso Make Up Artist is the mastermind behind her beauty needs! It is time to say goodbye to this lovely couple, but you can find more of them in our Best of 2019 Magazine and also in today's gallery! So there is still plenty more for you to admire!  

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That is all for today, darlings! We hope yo see you tomorrow for a new lovely story. Until then, have a great one!

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Cinematography: Denis De Luca | Photography: Framelines | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Villa Lecchi | Reception Venue: Hotel Villa Lecchi | Planning & Design: Anand Vivaah | Hair & Makeup: Barbara Corso Make Up Artist | Bridal Fashions: My Trousseau | Sikh Priest: Sikh Priest for Destination Sikh Weddings | DJ: DJ Aery


Tuscany, Italy Sikh Fusion Wedding by Framelines

Welcome back, darlings! We know you couldn't resist it! You were so captivated by the beauty of our lovely Eshana that you were dying to know more about today's featured wedding thoroughly planned and designed by Anand Vivaah! So, wait no more and get ready to be amazed! This time, we are taking you to the Hotel Villa Lecchi for you to take part in the outdoor ceremony that united these two in marriage. Both our lovebirds wanted to pay homage to their backgrounds and religions, and that is why this intimate ceremony showed the similarities between Sikh and Hindu rituals, while still respecting the difference among them. And the final result was utter perfection!  Everything overflowed with so much beauty and flair that the talent of Framelines was put to the test! And by taking a look at today's visual masterpieces, they nailed it! Every single shot is something to truly be enchanted by. No wonder why this fantastic wedding got a spot not only in our hearts by also in our Best of 2019 Magazine! If you are like us, and can't get enough of this lovely couple, make sure to take a look at the full gallery we have prepared for today! We have compiled the best shots captured during all wedding events for your enjoyment! So make sure to check it out, You are going to love it!

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This is not over yet, ladies! Stick around if you don't want to miss the beautiful photoshoot that is right around the corner!

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Cinematography: Denis De Luca | Photography: Framelines | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Villa Lecchi | Reception Venue: Hotel Villa Lecchi | Planning & Design: Anand Vivaah | Hair & Makeup: Barbara Corso Make Up Artist | Bridal Fashions: My Trousseau | Sikh Priest: Sikh Priest for Destination Sikh Weddings | DJ: DJ Aery


Tuscany, Italy Sikh Fusion Wedding by Framelines

Hello, Maharanis! Today, we have an extra special feature that you can't miss! Tuscany, Italy became the host city for Eshana & Manraj's everlasting union, and as you already imagined, it was as grand and luxurious as ever! Needless to say, that this fantastic wedding made its way to our Best of 2019 Magazine! For this first installment, we'll be taking a peek at the process our lovely Maharani went through so she could look radiant for her long-awaited wedding! There is no denying that it is every bride's dream of looking elegant and distinguished on her big day, but this time, Eshana exceeded all expectations! The trendy bridal gown from My Trousseau incorporated delicate golden glitter details, which complemented to perfection with the wavy hairstyle and the nude makeup designed by Barbara Corso Makeup Artist, praising this Maharani's innate beauty and making her look like a princess. We cannot stretch how much we loved this alluring and charming look, and we cannot wait to check more of it at the wedding ceremony hosted at Hotel Villa Lecchi. If you are enjoying this love story as much as we are, do not miss the fabulous shots captured by Framelines in today's gallery! It is an absolute visual delight and the perfect preamble before heading up to the wedding ceremony! 

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More to come, don't miss it! 

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Cinematography: Denis De Luca | Photography: Framelines | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Villa Lecchi | Reception Venue: Hotel Villa Lecchi | Planning & Design: Anand Vivaah | Hair & Makeup: Barbara Corso Make Up Artist | Bridal Fashions: My Trousseau | Sikh Priest: Sikh Priest for Destination Sikh Weddings | DJ: DJ Aery


Oak Brook, IL Indian Wedding by Banga Studios

Welcome back, darlings! We hope you are ready to have some fun because Sireesha & Nittin's big reception party held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook is going to make you jump off of your couch! To make this reception party an unforgettable event, Engaging Events by Ali showed off all their talent and expertise in planning and designing dreamy events, finding the best ally in Erin McDonald Co, who took care of the enchanting decor for this gala! And the result was pure perfection! One of the most anticipated moments of the evening was Sireesha & Nittin's first dance as husband and wife, and thanks to the previous practice lessons they had with DeMaira Dance Studios Inc., this moment was perfect! So much beauty surrounding the scene that it is almost impossible to put it into words, thankfully Banga Studios snapped shots from every angle so we can feel just as if we were there! To turn this gala into a party, Dream House Productions set the dancefloor on fire with upbeat melodies and the Best Bollywood Hits! For the culinary department, Gaylord Indian Cuisine prepared delicious plates that everyone loved! Hands down, this reception -just as all other events- was a huge success! So there is no surprise that we get to see this wedding in our Best of 2019 Magazine! If you want to relive this celebration, don't miss today's full gallery!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Nittin told me we were going to meet his mom at the Planetarium in Chicago, right on Lake Michigan.   We got there and waited in the lobby because it was 15 degrees outside (gotta love January in Chicago!).  30 minutes later, he said his mom was running late because she was trying to find parking; I didn't think anything of it because the parking lot was really packed that day!  Finally he said, "She's here!" We quickly run outside where holds my hand and walks me over to the lake to propose to me - I couldn't believe it! People around us were cheering and applauding! He hired a photographer to capture the proposal with the Chicago skyline in the background. It was absolutely perfect.
 
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 wanted to get married that summer and feel like we were guests at our own wedding. Ali Phillips at Engaging Events by Ali made it all possible, she planned our entire wedding in 3 months!  We went with her recommendations for DJ, Decor, Photography, Video, Hair and Make-up.                                         
 
Ali very patiently helped me vet about 30 different photographers before we landed on Banga Studios from Toronto.  I was looking for a photographer who could handle editing all the beautiful color you see in Indian wedding photos. Gurminder Banga flew down to Chicago for our engagement shoot and he captured photos that looked like they were straight out of a magazine. His team shot our wedding day and there are so many lovely photos that it was so tough to decide which ones would make it into the album!
 
Mark Wynimko from Wynn Films was our videographer.  His creative filming technique and music choice was exceptional - you can tell he loves what he does and is an expert at it!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Nittin and I both looked forward to dance practice for our first dance with DeMaira Dance Studios.  Joe and Kathy DeMaira were excellent instructors and made our classes so much fun. Our first dance went incredibly well and our guests loved it! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
There's so many aspects of our wedding that our guests really enjoyed! Sri Krishna Jois officiated our wedding ceremony and he was a hit! He did an amazing job explaining the different customs as part of the Hindu marriage ceremony and made everyone laugh!  He seamlessly performed the ceremony switching between four different languages: Sanskrit, Telugu, Hindi and English. I feel so fortunate that he was a part of our wedding day.
 
Food overall was definitely a highlight.  After the ceremony, we had lunch catered by Seven Spices Indian Cuisine and they served all my favorite Andhra specialties which our guests loved! For dinner, Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine served innovative North Indian dishes family-style.
 
The decor stood out because of the seating arrangement in the ballroom and the neutral palette with a pop of color (coral to be exact!). Erin McDonald from Erin McDonald Design made the place look incredible and we were even able to re-purpose our mandap which he transformed into a fairy tale, garden-like setting for the reception.
 
More recently, Nittin and I (ok, maybe it was really just me) have become to love pie and we wanted to share this with our guests on our special day.  As a wedding favor, we had individual pie slices with the note "A Sweet Ending to a New Beginning." Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits catered these sweet treats.
 
The one complaint one of my closest friends had was that the entire day was on schedule (thank you, Ali Phillips!). 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
During the wedding ceremony our priest, Sri Krishna Jois, asked all our guests to raise both hands and bless us.  It was such a wonderful thing to see the entire ballroom filled with the people who want the best for you and they showed it with this very meaningful gesture all at the same time.  I will never forget this moment.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My engagement band and wedding ring were custom designed by Jose Torres of EcoKarat Jewelry.  I wanted a non-traditional engagement ring and what he created was absolutely stunning! To this day, I still can't stop staring at it!
 
During the wedding ceremony, I wore a gold choker that has been in our family for a few generations; it was an honor to wear the family heirloom on this special day.
 
Rosie Scianna of Makeup By Rosie was fantastic! It was so hard to find a makeup artist whose makeup philosophy matched mine. She believes in you looking like yourself and enhancing your natural features and not only does she believe it, but she's able to create a look that aligns with it as well!
 
In lieu of a traditional guest book, I found a watercolor painting of the Chicago skyline for our guests to sign.  I knew a guest book would sit in some shelf that we would rarely look at so a painting was the perfect option! During cocktail hour, the painting was available for guests to leave a note and I had this sign placed next to it:
 
Please sign our guest book.
 
Chicago is very special to us.  It's where we met, fell in love, and tried olive oil ice cream on our first date.
 
We wanted to capture the memories of our special day with messages from our favorite people on this painting.
 
Love, Sireesha & Nittin 

That is all for today, Maharanis! See you tomorrow for more!
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Photography: Banga Studios | Planning & Design: Engaging Events by Ali | Ceremony & Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook | Floral: Erin McDonald Co | Makeup: Makeup by Rosie Inc | Hair: Hala Beauty | Catering - Dinner: Gaylord Indian Cuisine | Catering - Lunch: 7 Spices | DJ: Dream House Productions | Baraat (Horse): Maharaja Farms | Bridal Fashion (Reception Lengha): Kynah | Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: EcoKarat Jewelry | Cinematography: Wynn Films | Favors: Hoosier Mama Pie | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Fitzgerald Stationery | Erickson Design: Paper Items | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: DeMaira Dance Studios Inc.


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