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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.

Celebrate the Wedding of Your Dreams at Hyatt Regency Seattle!

Ladies, if you were looking for the perfect wedding venue, look no more and let Hyatt Regency Seattle exceed your expectations of what a memorable wedding looks like. From intimate to opulent, turn moments into memories by pairing exceptional service with culinary expertise for the wedding of your dreams.

Being the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest, Hyatt Regency Seattle offers 1,260 guest rooms and the region's largest ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,000 guests for your ceremony. Not to mention, customizable menus and special room rates for your guests, which makes Hyatt Regency Seattle the perfect venue for multi-day and multi-ceremony celebrations.

But that is not all! Located in the heart of Seattle's city center, Hyatt Regency Seattle is the city's first and only LEED Gold-Certified hotel. Celebrating your wedding at this venue allows your guests to stay steps away from dining, shopping, theater, and top attractions, which they can explore during the days leading up to your big wedding bash.

With their talented and fully experienced on-site event planners, Hyatt Regency Seattle will work tirelessly to ensure your special day goes just as planned. And there is no better way to end your wedding with a bang than having a closing gala like no other! So, let the on-site audiovisual experts help you put together a set of custom lighting, projection equipment, sound systems, and more, to throw an awesome reception party that your guests won't ever forget.

And don't worry about safety and wellbeing protocols, as you can have peace of mind knowing that our good friends at Hyatt Regency Seattle are taking precautionary measures across all their locations worldwide in an effort to maintain a safe environment for you and your guests.

Guided by their purpose of care and experience delivering world-class hospitality for more than 60 years, Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment builds on their existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols, which includes:

• Cleaning & Sanitization
• Temperature & Wellbeing Checks
• Hand Hygiene & Social Distancing
• Masks & Gloves, Knock & Go Room Service
• Food Safety Protocols

On top of all of the above, a global cross-functional COVID-19 response team is closely monitoring new information and regularly updates the guidance on appropriate processes and procedures for all Hyatt hotels globally.

I don't know about you ladies, but I wouldn't look any further for a wedding venue as the striking Hyatt Regency Seattle has everything you need and so much more. So, don't think twice, get your future hubby, take a notebook with you, and start planning the wedding of your dreams!

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Dallas, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by Starline Studios

Hello, Maharanis! Get ready to unveil Anjali & Chris's fusion wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Transportation: The Classic | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Jtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry | Ceremony Venue: St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church | Planning & Design: Dallas One Event Planners LLC | Floral & Decor: Ensign Décor | Catering: Blue Mesa Dallas | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Team Ground Zero | Bridal Fashions: Ruby Bhandari | Bridal Jewelry: Ruby Bhandari | Cake & Treats: Dallas One Event Planners LLC | Cinematography: United Media Live | Draping/Styling: Beauty by Jlis | Mehndi Artist: Sonal Henna | Photography: Starline Studios


Atlanta, GA Indian Fusion Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Happy Wednesday, darlings! We hope you are ready for a new film because we are revisiting one of the love stories you loved the most: Christine & Moez's real-life fairytale. So, let's wait no more and get ready to enjoy it! We already featured this wedding thanks to the jaw-dropping shots captured by Hakims Studio - Photography and Cinematography. But there was so much more to admire that we wanted to share the cinematographic delight captured by this talented studio, as well. From the wedding ceremony hosted at the St. John Chrysostom Melkite Catholic Church to the grand reception at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, everything was as beautiful as mesmerizing. But there is no surprise here as Kris Lavender planned this event down to the smallest details while Events InStyle By Beenish Inc took care of the fabulous decor. The final result: Mindblowing! If you don't want to miss any bit of this fusion wedding, hit play below and get ready to be amazed by this visual delight!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!

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Long Island, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We hope your week has been off to a great start! We are excited to be back you back as having the pleasure of your company is what keeps us going, and today, we are more than excited to be back, sharing Lauren & Ruchir's fusion wedding with you! So, get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding this intimate event! For this installment, Studio KSD is taking us on a visual journey through these lovebirds' big day celebrated during Covid. And we have to say that we loved every single shot! The minimalist yet on-point decor crafted by Royal Charms Floral and Decor and the mixed emotions surrounding this moment created a marvelous scene that we loved so much. Still, nothing compared to our lovely Lauren's beauty after being glamorized by Bespoke Beauty & Bridal. In the fashion department, Lauren couldn't have found a better ally than Ritu Kumar, whose talent and expertise is out of the question! And let's not forget about the marvelous Mehndi outlined by Henna for All. Hands down a dreamy look for her long-awaited wedding day! If you don't want to miss any detail of this enchanting celebration, make sure to visit today's full gallery. You will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I interviewed Ruchir to be a part of a pro bono trip to the Navajo Nation while we were both in law school in September 2014. Ruchir was selected to be a part of the trip and I gave the participants my phone number in case they had any questions. Ruchir made up a lot of questions to keep chatting with me, and we hit it off from there! I wasn't quite sure about Ruchir after he took me to get a flu shot for our second date, but we quickly were inseparable!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ruchir and I took a road trip around Arizona and New Mexico to see some art galleries. He surprised me by taking a detour to Window Rock, AZ, which is the capital of the Navajo Nation. It is a gorgeous rock formation and the destination we went after that fateful interview, where our story began.

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 always knew we wanted a backyard wedding at Ruchir's parent's house on Long Island. However, all our meticulous planning went out of the window when COVID hit. Our August 300 guest event slowly became less than 50 as the spring and summer wore on. While we were sad our international guests could no longer join us, our amazing decorator (Hasina at Royal Charms) and photographer (Tina from KSD Studios) were quick to revamp all our original ideas and morph them to fit the smaller event. Without such a great team, I think it would have been much harder to change our plans. We were still able to have the flowery, dreamy, natural outdoor wedding we wanted. We also have a dog, Pistachio, who I wanted to be involved in the wedding. She wore a special red collar to match my lengha and even got to walk down the aisle!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We took a trip to India last November. It was my first time, and I was nervous I was going to be overwhelmed with choices. I always knew I wanted a traditional red lengha, and my mother in law went a week early to scope out shops that had good styles. We ended up only going to two stores before I found my perfect lengha!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved teaching my family the important traditions because it really felt like we were blending our families together into one.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food from Moghul catering! They also loved that we provided fun masks, kept everything outside, and so it felt safe and easy to celebrate.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
All of the bas in India stayed up late to watch our wedding on Zoom. They even dressed up for the occasion!

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.
I ended up illustrating our programs with explanatory details so our guest knew each step of the ceremony. I also drew some fun welcome signs with cartoons of Ruchir, our puppy Pistachio, and I. It was nice to have my art around the wedding.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
As hard as it seems, it was so important for us to be flexible with the state of the world! Letting a few things go here and there allowed us to still have our dream wedding. At the start of the pandemic, we made a list of all of the things that could be altered, and that was helpful to use as we changed our plans.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehndi was done by Monita at Henna for All NY, and it was gorgeous. We set up a mini mehndi party outside with casual food and fun, and Monita was excellent. My jewelry was all hand picked by my mother in law, and was extremely meaningful. She made my mangalsutra with the diamond stones from her own engagement ring and

What a great way to start the week! Remember to join us tomorrow for a new inspiring story. 

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Floral & Decor: Royal Charms Floral and Decor | Photography: Studio KSD | Venue: Backyard Wedding at Home | Hair & Makeup: Bespoke Beauty & Bridal | Catering: Moghul Catering | Bridal Fashions: Ritu Kumar | Mehndi Artist: Henna for All | Groom's Attire: Jade Blue Lifestyle | Officiant: Jagdish Tripath


Charlotte, NC Indian Wedding by Afterglow Creative

Happy Friday, beautiful Maharanis! If you were seeking inspiration to start planning your dream wedding, you've come to the right place! Today's romantic story features the lovely wedding festivities between Setu & Shivam, and it packs so many beautiful and inspiring ideas that we cannot wait to share with you. So, let's dive into this magical celebration of love through the impressive shots captured by Afterglow Creative. The big day arrived, and these lovebirds were more than prepared to unite their lives in marriage. They both looked ravishing, but it was our gorgeous Maharani who stole the show. She looked like a princess thanks to Makeup by Jenny Le, who took care of beauty needs. In case you were wondering who was in charge of planning and designing this cornucopia of beauty and traditional flair, it was none other than Divine Occasions, whose expertise in making brides' dreams come to life is out of the question! Utopian Events crafted enchanting decors to elevate the beauty of this charming wedding, creating the perfect backdrop for these lovebirds to tie the knot. After the wedding ceremony officiated at the Founders Hall, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds in a glamorous reception party hosted at the Hilton Charlotte City Center and fully animated by DJ Rang. They owned the stage and took the reception party to the next level! If you want to relive every moment of this romantic wedding, make sure to visit today's full gallery. Every single shot is a visual masterpiece you don't want to miss, so make sure to check them out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Shivam and I initially met through a mutual friend in college back in 2007. We went to different universities though so didn’t run into him again until a year and a half later at a friends gathering where we remembered each other and instantly hit it off. After college though, we had plans in other cities so went separate ways but remained close. We reconnected in the same city a few years later and the rest is history!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Every year for the last 6 years or so, Shivam and I go on an international trip with friends. The year of our engagement was no different so we planned a trip to Chile, South America. I was incredibly busy at work during that time so Shivam planned most of the trip - and little did I know, he was also planning the proposal. On the second day of our trip, while we were in an incredibly beautiful part of Patagonia, he popped the question! It was so surprising and unexpected that I yelled “OMFG” - we even have video of it and played it at our wedding reception (of course, with the bad word bleeped out).

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.
A lot of planning went into our wedding and I’m so thankful for all of the incredible vendors that came together to make it happen! My first step was getting a wedding planner and luckily my cousin had just worked with and recommended Kathy Grate at Divine Occasions. Kathy was incredibly easy to work with and really went the extra mile while planning and during the weekend of the wedding as well. Once we partnered with Kathy, all other items came together through recommendations from people we knew or through Kathy - venues were Founders Hall and Hilton in downtown Charlotte, NC and both were very flexible and easy to work with, food and catering was with Bombay Grille and Nishal and his team were amazing - so easy to work with and made some of the best tasting food, outfits were with Sushma Designs and Kalki in India which had some of the best selections for bridal wear, hair and makeup were Jenny Le Makeup and A Step Beyond Beauty who both made me, my family, and bridesmaids look incredible, decor was with Utopian Events which blew everyone away - just fantastic decor, photography and videography was with Afterglow Creative and Cory and his team were such a pleasure to work with and incredibly timely and left us with the most memorable photos and videos, DJ was with DJ Rang who is the best in town, and Henna4Happiness by Minaz who put some of the most beautiful mehndi on my hands and my family and friends hands. There a few other vendors that we worked with that added some extra touches such as ThePaanWaala for custom paan at our Garba, Ultra Mix Events with cold sparklers, and Southern Breezes with horse carriages. And finally, while they are not formal vendors, we cannot thank our family and friends enough for their incredible help and love to bring it all together!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal lengha design was actually quite popular and saw pictures of it on Pinterest. I fell completely in love with it at first sight. I knew I wanted a similar outfit so luckily my mother-in-law and aunt took my mom and I to the best in Mumbai - Sushma Designs - and I was immediately able to find what I was looking for!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My favorite part was putting in small touches to make our wedding unique and special. For example, we had custom popcorn boxes made that had a drawn image of Shivam and I in our wedding outfits and the bridal party and itinerary on the other sides. They were placed everyone’s chair at the wedding. We also had a trolley for our bridal party after the wedding that took us around Charlotte to celebrate (it was a unique way to do the Vidai). These were just a few of the touches that really made our wedding special for us!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests mentioned several parts of the wedding they loved but they especially loved our Garba night because of the decor, food, live music, and of course ThePaanWaala who many people asked about after the wedding! They also loved the decor throughout the wedding as well as the flexible timing (we had an afternoon wedding and evening reception which gave some time for guests in the morning).

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One of the most memorable events of the wedding was our surprise family dance! My dad and I were having our father/daughter dance which led into a full family dance and that was a complete surprise to everyone, including Shivam! It was one of my favorite parts of the wedding because nobody knew it was coming and it was so meaningful to have my family up there with me. I still watch that video pretty often!

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.
Other than our ceremony, we had a mehndi, grah shanti, Garba night, and of course reception. The Garba night was one of my favorite evenings because of the live music, family and bridal party dances, and speeches. The decor was also incredible! Our mehndi and grah shanti were also special because we held those at home in our basement so it was wonderful to be able to see and connect with all of our loved ones on a more intimate level.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try your best to enjoy every moment and not get overwhelmed by the amount of work that goes into planning a wedding, especially on the day of! These are some of the best memories of your life and how you feel during this time will stay with you forever so it’s so important to cherish every moment.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
All of the little details made our wedding incredibly special and we are so grateful to have had the wedding of our dreams!

Have an awesome weekend, ladies! See you on Monday for more!

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Planning & Design: Divine Occasions | Sangeet & Ceremony Venue: Founders Hall | Reception Venue: Hilton Charlotte City Center | Floral & Decor: Utopian Events | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Jenny Le | Catering: Bombay Grille | DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth: DJ Rang | Baraat: Southern Breezes Carriages | Cake & Treats: Amelie Bakery | Cinematography: Afterglow Creative | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Adorn Me Bridal | Indoor Sparklers: Ultra Mix Events | Popcorn Holder/Ceremony Programs: Erickson Design | Live Music (Sangeet): Ramzat Group | Mehndi Artist: Henna4Happiness by Minaz | Gold Chiavari Chairs: Carolina Luxe Rentals | Baraat Trolley Service for Family: Sunway Charters | Paan Dessert for Sangeet: The Paawaala | Hair for Bride and Makeup for all Bridal Party: Step Beyond Bridal | Ice Sculpture for Reception: Artisan Ice Sculptures | Photography: Afterglow Creative


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