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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.

Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Zach Blum

Happy Tuesday, darlings! Get ready to enjoy Sindu & Kunj's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was the most magical, adventurous proposal ever - simple, but adrenaline-pumping. Kunj was doing a rotation during his medical residency near Allentown, PA and we were doing semi-long distance with him coming back on the weekends, while I worked in Philly. He decided to surprise me with a trip to the Poconos one weekend and planned a stay at a cute, rustic (not to mention healthy homecooking) B&B named Santosha on the Ridge. After we had breakfast there, he took me to a placed called Mountain Creek Riding Stable and we galloped off down a bunch of trails with each of us on our own horses. While I was busy trying to keep my horse named Boots steady, little did I know he was carrying a ring box in his pocket the entire time. As we brought our horses back to the stable, he got down on one knee (while I was still sitting on Boots) and revealed the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. I almost blacked out from sheer excitement before I said yes and Boots almost thought the ring was an apple. Haven't looked back since :)

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was definetly planning the look and taste of the cake. I absolutely love dessert, especially cakes and have over-the-top visions for how a cake should look (brainwashed by those baking shows on the Food Network). When it came to my wedding, the whole theme was peacocks (the mandap, one of my blouses, almost everything was modeled after this theme). So, with the cake, I wanted to plan a beautiful pink cake with these gorgeous pink peacocks and silver garnishes. And it was so fulfilling to work with a baker in NJ (Palermo's Bakery) over virtual calls dishing ideas back and forth, especially as she tried to make my vision come to life by sketching out these cakes and showing pictures via text message. In the end, it not only tasted amazing but was also gorgeous to look at!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
During COVID time, my guests loved the fact that Kunj and I, along with our families, wanted so much to make this special moment one to remember for the ages. My mother along with the entire wedding planning team worked so hard to make this wedding that initially was meant for a larger group so special and beautiful, despite having a smaller number of guests. While they say Indian weddings are more about the family and not the individuals, I would beg to differ in this case. I would say our love and joy during this event was more about us even as we may have participated in rituals/traditions near and dear to our family. Our attitude in making the best out of the situation and having so much fun created an infectious, happy atmosphere that was rubbing off on everyone.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When my mother took the microphone to say some words, she mentioned that even as a little child, I sought happiness over money and she was so happy i found a partner that shared that same vision - that happiness in life was more important to go after than any other standard or metric. That moment plays over and over in my mind as it reminds me that no matter what I do in my marriage and in life from here on out, I am always going to make sure that I am swimming in happiness. And most importantly my mother wanted to support me in that journey by recognizing the value of a quality that I had long thought no one in my culture growing up was also chasing. Here was my mother saying this to me and giving me the freedom to go explore and build a different type of marriage.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't let disappointments or stressful moments in wedding planning/the wedding itself bring you down. In the end, this is a day to celebrate you finding your partner and having your family welcome you into your new stage of life. And if you still feel that you missed out a key element of your big day, you can always plan another separate ceremony. With COVID disrupting my original wedding date and marriage license plans, I now am on my third marriage (zoom ceremony, hindu non legal ceremony, and the legal ceremony) to the same person - plenty of opportunities to celebrate.

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Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Venues: The Marigold | Planning & Design: Urvashi Mishra | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs | Hair & Makeup (Wedding Day): Style by Susmita | Hair & Makeup (Pre-Wedding Events): Payal MUA | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ/Lighting/Live Music: DJ USA | Baraat (Horse & Horse Carriage): Calibre Farm | Dance Performer: Anna Pipoyan | Cake & Treats: Palermo Bakery | Cinematography: Regal Palette Studio | Rentals (Chairs & Sweetheart Table): Luxe Event Rentals | Rentals (Stage): Taylor Rental Center | Paanwala: Mr.Paanwala | Place Cardboard: Julie Hanan Design | Photography: Zach Blum


Cedar Grove, NJ Indian Wedding by Pandya Photography

Happy Monday, sweethearts! If you were looking for a unique and unforgettable love story to get your inspiration going, you've come to the right place! Margi & Kartik's wedding celebration is a perfect demonstration that against all odds, love always wins. These lovebirds had made up their minds to get married in 2020 no matter what! Despite covid, lockdown, and change of the original wedding date, they decided to carry on with their wedding, making the necessary arrangements to make it happen. And oh boy, what a great decision it was because everything turned out to be just perfect, and it was a breath of fresh air during COVID times. The Grove was the venue of choice for Margi & Kartik to join their lives in marriage, and we loved the colorful and traditional vibes we got from every single scene of this intimate and solemn ceremony thoroughly decored by Partyland Sajawat. There was so much to admire, but everyone's, but it was our gorgeous Maharani who stole all the looks as she walked down the aisle looking like a vision of beauty thanks to the exquisite makeup and hairstyle designed by Maryam Asim Beauty. But that is not all! Mehndi by Anuja outlined a marvelous Mehndi that became the perfect complement to round up a dreamy look that we all love so much! After the ceremony, there was a vibrant reception party to celebrate the newlyweds. All the guests danced the night away at the beats of M4U Events, only stopping to have a bit at the delicious cake baked by Palermo Bakery. If you want to check more of this lovely young couple, don't miss today's marvelous gallery by Pandya Photography. We are sure you are going to love it so much!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on shaddi.com, exchanged telephone numbers and the first day we spoke on the phone. I think that's the time my husband kartik knew I was the one for him. He lived in CA and I lived in jersey. After talking on the phone and video call I decided to fly to LA to meet him because within that one month it was getting serious. And the day I landed in LA and he planned all day as a date day, that the moment I knew this was it. No guy has cared for me as much as he showed care for me. He even came to pick me up at the airport inside with a fitted hat that says "welcome Margi" and wore it all day!!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After being together for 3months, his job contract was ending so instead of extending it he terminated it and moved to jersey for us. Months had gone by and our parents had meet but he still didn't seem like he was ready to get married and nor did I bring up anything (didn't want to pressure him, I have had terrible dating life trying to get married) so I let it be and in Aug 2019 he planned a surprise get away to Poconos, he says I'm always glued to my phone so this trip will be good for us and he planned to take us to a concert since I have never been to one. I was super exicted and he told me that the concert is small but very high end so there are rules on clothing and how to look. I still have that txt from him about how he said it has to be a dress, have to wear heels, have to have hair finely done and put down and how to look good. The way he wrote the txt made me believe it I was like woow what kinda concert is this but I was like fine since he really wants to go. So went shopping bought 2 dresses 1 as back up. Finally the weekend was here, we went to Poconos on Fri, we just hung around the resort. Sat Aug 24th,2019 we hung out day time then got ready for the concert and I asked kartik to pick which dress out of the 2 and ofcourse he pick the expensive one. He said he booked a limo so we were walking to the front desk and I see a gazebo all decked up, thinking might be a wedding so before any one comes I wanted a picture so I insist kartik let's goo and take a picture since I was dressed up and so was he. And he said ok and we went I asked the lady there permission to take a picture and she played along with kartik and was like yes but hurry before th couple comes. I was like ok and I was adjusting my pose and kartik kept moving around and I was like common hurry we have to go and he dropped to his knee. OMG I was shocked because I had zero idea, he did not tell my family, friends or his family because he was afraid someone might ruin the surprise accidentally. And he proposed, everything was soo beautiful, flowers, champagne, cake, wine (but no concert). I cherish that moment everyday he nailed it on the surprise and my ring was and is everything I imagined to be I absolutely love it. And shockingly he did such an amazing job on my ring I get soo many compliments.

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 the wedding was hectic due to pandemic. We had seen like 5-6 venues and picked our venue instantly as soon as we went to see it. We didn't book it right away so the date we wanted went away and therefore settled for Aug 30, 2020. Covid happened and we were in a loop for our wedding because we were in shutdown and venue was not telling us about our date or giving us option to change date to this year. So end of June we find out we have to change dates. Luckily Nov 14th, 2020 was available and we took it. Later realized its Diwali, but we wanted to get married in 2020. Therefore, we kept the date and cut down the wedding to 150ppl due to restrictions. Planning was hard because my husband loved me to death, but he cannot handle pressure, planning or working under stress. Alof of fights over dance practices, choosing guests, music, decor, everything but we worked thru it. There was a point where I was soo stressed and hurt I told him I wanted to call off the wedding and kicked him out the house. Then talked to his brother and he came over with him and sorted some things out for us and we took some time off didn't see each other for 3 days and worked things out. Outfits came from India Luckily my mom went to india Jan 2020 and got our outfits. Alot of my side of the family didn't show up (I come from a small family). It was upsetting but the day of the wedding, everything fell in place when we got married, that day I didn't care who was there or not, all I was thinking was woow I'm Married...it was a great feeling

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Dresses yes I had specific colors what I wanted. Lavender for garba, white/green for mehndi, red for wedding and grey/crystal kind for reception. My mom went to few stores but I was lucky she found 1 store got both my outfits from there.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests absolutely loved the decor, a wedding in 2020 due to pandemic there wasn't a wedding (atleast not in a venue), loved our outfits, the music, food and they really enjoyed it

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The ceremony, sitting there marrying the guy of my dreams and that I was getting married finally, after attending soo many weddings, being a bridesmaid soo many times it was my turn.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the day of your wedding, do not stress and its okay if somethings are not going your way.

What a great way to start this week! Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

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Baraat: M4U Events | DJ: M4U Events | Sangeet Venue: Deewan Banquet | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Grove | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Hair & Makeup: Maryam Asim Beauty | Catering: The Grove | Cake & Treats: Palermo Bakery | Cinematography: Pandya Photography | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Maryam Asim Beauty | Mehndi Artist: Mehndi by Anuja | Photography: Pandya Photography


Lancaster, PA Indian Fusion Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Good morning, Maharanis! Can you believe how fast this week went rough? It seems that we went from Monday to Friday in just the blink of an eye. It is unbelievable! And you know that we always have something special for you to start getting ready for the weekend. So, wait no more and get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding Kruthika & Vishad's intimate wedding celebration. Hands down, this is one event you don't want to miss as it packs tons of beauty, flair, and inspiring ideas. Like many other couples worldwide, Kruthika & Vishad's wedding plans had to change due to COVID-19. Initially, they had planned a large wedding. However, plans had to change, and this lovely coupled ended up getting married in an intimate ceremony celebrated at the Conestoga House & Gardens. Still, this sudden change of plans didn't take away the glamour and finery these lovebirds wanted for their big day! It was a beautiful ceremony thoroughly planned by Simple Soiree and beautifully decor by Flourish Flowers. And oh boy, this winning combination set the perfect mood for this life-changing event. The drop-dead gorgeous look of our gorgeous Maharani after being glamorized by Beauty By Payal tied it all together, creating mesmerizing scenes beautifully captured by Ishan Fotografi. After the ceremony, there was a charming reception to celebrate this life milestone. Luxe Event Entertainment set the mood with their endless repertoire, while all guests enjoyed the sweet treats baked by Lancaster Cupcake. Ladies, check more of this enchanting event by scrolling down through this fantastic gallery. We are sure you are going to love it! And if that is not enough, our good friends from Unique Visions Studio have prepared a mesmerizing film that will surely take your breath away!

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Enjoy your weekend, darlings! Remember to join us on Monday for a new love story. Same place, same time!

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Cinematography: Unique Visions Studio | Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Conestoga House & Gardens | Planning & Design: Simple Soiree | Floral & Decor: Flourish Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Payal | DJ: Luxe Event Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Lancaster Cupcake


Celebrate Your Wedding In Paradise At Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Dreaming about the perfect destination wedding in The Bahamas? It's time to make those dreams come with a lavish Indian destination wedding at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

This newly updated, Bahamian culture-infused resort, sitting atop five miles of pristine beach on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, is ideal for an ultra-luxe seaside affair. From intimate ceremonies, set along the white sandy shores of Paradise Beach, to majestic celebrations that overlook the turquoise ocean, weddings at Atlantis are the perfect "marriage" of classic elegance and island authenticity.

With more than 15 ceremony and reception venues, you'll surely find the perfect spot to start your very own fairytale in a lush tropical setting. Not to mention that the on-site wedding and event specialists will work with you to customize every detail of your ultra-special day to make it your own.

Opened in 1998, this jaw-dropping resort has oodles of experience working with Indian destination weddings, and their talent and expertise are unparalleled. Proof of that is their Pyaar Indian Weddings Packages developed about 10 years ago, offering a wide variety of planning options for every couple desiring an Indian-inspired wedding ceremony in paradise.

I don't know about you ladies, but paradise never looked so good! So don't think twice and let Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas help you create a one of a kind experience for the most romantic day of your lives. Visit their website, discover their Pyaar Indian Weddings Packages, and don't miss your chance to say "I do" in paradise!

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Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Brandon Andrews Photography

Happy Thursday, ladies! Get ready to enjoy Sheena & Arjun's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Hair & Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Sweta | Photography: Brandon Andrews Photography | Ceremony Venue: Bride's Home Backyard | Floral & Decor: Myar Decor | Catering: Chef Dinesh Cafe


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