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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.

Deland, FL Indian Fusion Wedding by Noor K Photography

Happy Fri-Yay, my beautiful Maharanis! I cannot think about a better way to start a great weekend than reading today's love story featuring Swetha & Aadil's wedding. A journey that began back in 2015, in the middle of flights and miles. But love always finds its way, and we are more than pleased to share this intimate yet elegant Indian fusion wedding with you. The Hindu ceremony and the reception took place at the Victoria Hills Golf Club, which turned into an unforgettable experience for every guest! Swetha & Aadil hosted the Nikah ceremony at the Masjid Al-Hayy, a breathtaking mosque and the perfect location for our lovebird's special day. You know decoration is essential! Every detail counts, and that is why Simply The Best Creations was part of this magnificent event! They know precisely how to create the perfect ambiance for a lovely couple. And talking about perfection, let me tell you everything about our Maharani's looks! Our gorgeous Swetha looked like a real Queen, thanks to the exclusive designs from Siddhartha Bansal,  Nalli Silk SareesSeema Gujral, and Manyavar. Our Maharani wore different outfits, but Aadil's admiration look towards his new life partner was the best detail in the room! My darlings, do you know what else is essential? A classy makeup! A Touch Of Fierce did a great one with Swetha. She looked stunning! Maharanis, remember that the best details to make a dream wedding are: love, style, and pictures to relive that time forever. Noor K Photography captured the most incredible moments of this wedding, and trust me; these photographs are fantastic! And I'm sure you will enjoy the gallery we've put together for you! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
R. We met in Leeds, UK during our Master's program in 2015. We became best friends instantly and soon started dating. After our program ended, he moved back to Dubai and I moved back to the US. We ended up doing long distance for 4 years, with many flights in between. Due to COVID, Aadil's immigration was put on hold last year. Once he finally got here in March we decided to have an intimate COVID wedding.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Almost all of our guests told us that because of how tiny our wedding was (to make it as COVID-friendly as possible), they could tangibly feel the love in the room.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking out to the mandap and seeing Aadil waiting for me.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It's YOUR wedding. Enjoy the day and take in every moment. You won't get the day back!

That is it for today, my Queens, please join us next week for more love stories! 

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Hindu Ceremony Venue: Victoria Hills Golf Club | Nikah Ceremony Venue: Masjid Al-Hayy | Reception Venue: Victoria Hills Golf Club | Floral & Decor: Simply The Best Creations | Hair & Makeup: A Touch Of Fierce | DJ: Krish Entertainment | Bridal Fashions (Mehndi): Siddhartha Bansal | Bridal Fashions (Hindu Ceremony): Nalli Silk Sarees | Bridal Fashions (Reception): Seema Gujral | Bridal Fashions (Nikah): Manyavar | Bridal Jewelry: Navrathan Jewellers | Mehndi Artist: Gokul Henna Art | Photography: Noor K Photography


Santa Barbara, CA Indian Wedding by Houseman Studios

Good morning, darlings! Get ready to unveil Prina & Varun's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
This is Varun (my husband's) version of the proposal story:

My plan was to propose at one of the highest restaurants in Santorini at sunset after a multi-course dinner.

I told Prina we had a nice dinner that night, so we decided to go to the beach during the day. I can't confirm this but Prina says I was drinking my beach drink pretty fast :)...In Santorini there are no Uber/Taxi, etc. You have to rely on the bus to get everywhere and it's way too far and steep to walk anywhere...On the way back from the beach to our hotel, the bus missed our stop and the next stop wasn't for a few miles and they would not let us off in the middle. When we get to the stop, we realize the bus back to the hotel isn't going to come for an hour and I knew that would mess up our dinner reservation! So we scrambled to run into a hotel and have them order us a car. We get back 1 hour later than we planned to and I told Prina to get ready in 20 minutes lol...She was having none of that so I ran outside and called the restaurant manager and told her to push it out by 30 minutes.

We get to the restaurant and we have the patio all to ourselves. It's VERY windy and Prina is wearing a dress but I can't give her my blazer because that is where the ring is. Luckily they brought her a blanket. Everything was timed for the sunset, so they start bringing out the courses in quick succession. As soon as we finish  one course the waiters are taking the plates right away. I'm hoping Prina doesn't notice how quick the dinner is moving.  I'm trying to enjoy the view and the moment, but I am definitely nervous. At one point a little bird comes and starts eating the food off of our plate. It really lightens the moment.

We finish up our food, I step away for the table for a minute and they ask me if I'm ready. I say yes and go sit back down. They bring out a heart shaped cake, champagne and flowers. I hand the flowers to Prina, say a few nice words, and I get down on one knee and propose. She says yes! I. Afterwards the photographers take us to do our engagement photo shoot. The photographer tells Prina to loosen up (she's still in shock haha) and that I'm doing a great job modeling :) (I'm relieved now that this multi-month surprise I've been hiding is done).

We finish up our pictures and are sitting down to eat the cake when I tell Prina that there is one more surprise.... At that point you start to see fireworks in the sky. Her mouth drops open at the fireworks and we enjoy that moment as newly engaged!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My friend from college owns a bridal store in Artesia, CA called Sari Palace. Our family has been going to their other store location in Berkeley, CA for years. As soon as I got engaged, I knew exactly where I wanted to go for my bridal outfits. Heeral is AMAZING to say the least. From her dress collection to customer service, it was everything I wanted and more! For my wedding lengha, I knew I wanted to wear red and keep it traditional.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests particularly loved our venue as it was a destination wedding for us + our guests. They were able to enjoy the beautiful town of Santa Barbara with the beach across the street from our hotel and a 10 minute walk to downtown. All of our wedding events took place at the hotel, which included a picturesque plaza/rotunda with ocean views. The venue + perfect weather made this venue and our wedding unforgettable!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Few words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be:
1. Follow your heart!
2. Plan a wedding that represents you both, and don't sway away from what you really want.
3. Stay in the moment during the wedding weekend, and HAVE FUN!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Thank you for including us and showcasing our unforgettable wedding weekend!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Planning & Design: Tropical Occasions | Venue: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort | Planning & Design: Aimee Monihan | Planning & Design: Destination Desi | Florist: Peony & Plum | Catering: Natraj Catering | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Bridal Fashions: Sari Palace | Fashion Designer For All Lenghas: Heeral Mehta | Wedding Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bridal Jewelry: Sari Palace | Cake & Treats: Lilac Patisserie | Cinematography: Houseman Studios | Draping/Styling: Henna Me Beautiful | Mehndi Artist: Henna Me Beautiful | Photo Booth: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Rentals: Town & Country Distinctive Event Rentals & Services | Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse | Pandit: Nilesh Pandya | Paper Goods/Invites: Minted | Baraat Vehicle: Wheel Fun Rentals | Photography: Houseman Studios


Cinnaminson, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by PhotosMadeEz

My lovely Maharanis, Wednesday is here, and with it, a film that will bring back sweet memories from a magnificent event, Claire & Ritam's wedding. A match made in heaven! As you may recall, this lovely couple decided to say I do in a breathtaking venue, The Merion. A place where their elegant décor makes every event feels like royalty. Elegant Events Planning & Design put together the most outstanding ambiance to ensure every guest felt like they were in a fairy tale. Maharanis, every detail went beyond ideal thanks to House of Catherine and Petals Lane. These two teams embellished the salon with unique details, beautiful flowers, and spectacular colors. Trust me, Claire & Ritam's happiness is more than noticeable! I think we all can agree that this event was remarkable! Why don't we talk about the beauty of our gorgeous Claire? LadyChebli Beauty Bar did the makeup for our Maharani, and she looked natural yet elegant, classy yet sweet. She was just stunning! Remember, with delicate makeup comes a magnificent gown. Mari Mi Bridal knows this, and their priority is to create an experience and make you say "I do" to the perfect dress, so they did with Claire's wedding gown! But that is not all my queens; Mehndikalogie designed an exclusive Mehndi art that took everyone's attention to the lovely bride! You know dancing at a wedding is a must-do! DJ Sunny Entertainment got everyone to the dancefloor. I am sure this was a night to remember! And the best news is here! PhotosMadeEz captured every detail of this enchanting celebration, along with the love, happiness, and these two beautiful souls getting together for life! They have shared the blockbuster film below for our delight. Click the play button, and get ready to relive this fairytale. 

That is all for today, my favorite Maharanis! See you tomorrow for another love story! 

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Photography: PhotosMadeEz | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Merion | Decor: House of Catherine | Floral: Petals Lane | Hair & Makeup: LadyChebli Beauty Bar | DJ: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Wedding Coordination: Elegant Events Planning & Design | Wedding Gown: Mari Mi Bridal


Itasca, IL Indian Wedding by Le Cape Weddings

Hi, Maharanis! Head over to our Platinum Guide Blog to unveil Pooja & Milap's enchanting wedding.

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DJ: Escape Entertainment L.L.C. | Planning & Design: J2R Events | Baraat: Escape Entertainment L.L.C. | Lighting: Escape Entertainment L.L.C. | Sangeet Venue: Monty's Banquet | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Westin Chicago Northwest | Floral & Decor: Elegance Decor | Cake & Treats: Lovin Oven Cakery | Cinematography: Le Cape Weddings | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Unnati Shah | Photography: Le Cape Weddings


Hillburn, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Andrew Bisdale Photography

Monday is a beautiful day full of brand new stories. And today, Maharanis, I want to share an extraordinary love story featuring Shail & Patrick's wedding. This young couple decided to say "I do" at a unique place, The Views at Mount Fuji. A place where the landscapes will take your breath away! Along with a memorable venue comes stunning decoration. Petals and Stems and Flowers by Banhu knew exactly what the couple needed to have the wedding of their dreams. I adore how elegant and cozy this celebration was! Thanks to an unbelievably professional wedding planner, Kim Caputo, every detail of this wedding went off perfectly! And we know that no celebration is complete without music! So big kudos to Tom Catucci Events for transforming Shail & Patrick's wedding celebration into a fantastic party with his endless repertoire! My beloved queens, the best part of today's love story is the beauty of our Maharani. Yaminimakeupstudio did a mesmerizing hair & makeup job, beautifully complementing Shail's fashion choices, making her look like Royalty! I think we all can agree that this couple is full of blessings, beauty, and love! Andrew Bisdale Photography captured beautiful moments for the bride and groom to relive forever! And you can get a boost of inspiration by checking out this fantastic gallery we have put together especially for you. You will be amazed!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our story began unexpectedly in 2014. It was during the holidays season which at the time meant going out to the bar and have a good time with friends. We were those people that participated in Santa Con (regrettably). The silver lining of that evening was meeting each other.
We went out for our first date was at the Yard House after going to the movies. After that night we were in pretty much inseparable. Later that year we went on our first vacation to the Bahamas and that was the first time we said I Love You to each other.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
2019 while on a trip to Colorado Patrick had a plan to ask the big question. He had been planning this for weeks. Sneaking around to buy a ring and consulting with coworkers and friends on how he should do it. At last one night while at the Hotel we took a walk around the grounds together and stopped at the Alice in Wonderland themed mini golf course were a popped the question and I said YES!

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.
When picking our wedding venue both my husband and I wanted to maintain a certain budget, ( since we all know how pricy weddings can get). We kept throwing around the idea of getting married at a restaurant. We began doing our research when my husband threw out the ide of Mt. Fuji in hillburn NY. We did a quick google search and to our surprise they actually had an entire part of the restaurant that was dedicated to doing weddings called "The Views at Mt. Fuji". Soon after we took a tour and we both instantly knew we loved it. Kim Caputo, the head of catering was extremely helpful and was there every step of the way to help plan our big day.

For our theme I knew I wanted to do some sort of Indian and Western fusion wedding. Did some research on google for local florists near the venue and coincidently came across Petals and Stems. They had such beautiful pictures and reviews I immediately sent them an email. A few days later I get a call from Lenny the owner of the shop. We get to chatting about the wedding and he tells me that he use to be the house florist at Mt. Fuji years ago. After hearing that and meeting Lenny I knew it was the perfect fit. He did such an excellent job with all the center pieces and accent pieces. In addition to Petals and Stems I also wanted to reach out to an traditional Indian florist for the wedding Indian Wedding Garlands. I was able to use Flowers by Bahnu located in Jackson Heights Queens. She specializes in Indian Wedding flowers and did an amazing job.

When it came to hair and make up I went to one of my local Indian owned salons - AR Beauty Studio Inc. At the time I was looking for a Henna artist and saw they offered Henna services. I was able to talk to the ladies there and they indicated they also do hair and make up. Sana and her sisters have been doing bridal hair and make up for a few years and did an excellent job with my brides maids and family.

For my Bridal hair and make up I ended up using Yamini Patil. I ended up finding her on Facebook and DMing her after looking at her page. She responded so quickly and was kind enough to give me a quick call and run me through everything she provided and showed me pictures of her work. Later we were able to get together and do make up trial and it came out so AMAZING. I was so happy and impressed with her work. The day of the wedding Yamini made me look so beautiful and I got so many compliments. Her knowledge and experience really showed and was extremely helpful during the day of. She brought fresh flowers for my hair and even gave my photographer some excellent ideas for the getting ready shots.

When it came to getting a photographer we asked one of our friend Andrew Bisdale. We had both seen his pictures before and really liked them. Andy was super nice, professional and easy to work with and his photos came out beautiful! Some of my favorite pictures were the candid shots he took. He was able to capture essence of the night in photos

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was getting to really learn more about the Indian wedding traditions. I enjoyed being able to learn more about my culture and it was also sort of a bonding time between me and my mom as we planned the wedding.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
At our wedding everyone had wonderful things to say about our wedding ceremony. We went with a semi-tradition Indian Arya Samaj ceremony. We had wedding programs for the guests to follow along and the Pundit did an excellent job of explaining the significance behind each ritual while adding a little humor.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
If I had anything to say to Brides to Be it would be something one of my married friends told me. Go in with no expectation. You can try to plan everything down to the last detail but on the day of not one of your guests will notice. Everyone is there to celebrate you and your partner on the happiest day and will completely over look if the centerpieces are not just right or if the favors didn't exactly turn out as planned.

My beloved Maharanis that is all for today! Come back tomorrow for more love stories.

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Hair & Makeup: Yaminimakeupstudio | Draping/Styling: Yaminimakeupstudio | Venue: The Views at Mount Fuji | DJ: Tom Catucci Events | Mehndi Artist: Afza. Artistry (beautyfactory.byfeebs) | Florist: Petals and Stems | Indian Flowers Garlands: Flowers by Banhu | Wedding Planner: Kim Caputo | Photography: Andrew Bisdale Photography


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