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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.

Mountain Lakes, NJ Indian Wedding by Naina Digital Studio

Happy Friday, Maharanis! If you were looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place because Meghavi & Ketul's wedding celebration is beyond amazing. Today's spectacular gallery by Naina Digital Studio has everything you love and so much more. So, get ready to reach inspiring levels you have never experienced before! This time, we will take you on a visual trip to The Mansion at Mountain Lakes for you to take part in the wedding ceremony that united this lovely couple in marriage. And we want to make a big shoutout to JP Decor for the fabulous decor crafted for this life-changing event. It was all a winning combination that we cannot stop seeing! Although the scenery was mesmerizing, nothing compared to our lovely Maharani Meghavi, who donned a traditional attire by Amrut-The Fashion Icon, very well complemented with the exquisite makeup and hairstyle designed by Aysh Makeup. And let's not forget about the mindblowing Mehendi by Henna By Shweta; it was everything Meghavi wanted! To end this wedding with a bang, Meghavi & Ketul celebrated their marriage with an epic reception party enlivened by Illusion DJs. And all we have to say is that it was one celebration to remember. But don't take my word; scroll down and see it for yourself!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was summer of 2011 when Ketul and I first saw each other via a video conference with some mutual friends. Immediately after that video call Ketul sent me a friend request on Facebook and we started to talk and hangout. A year later I asked him to be my boyfriend but at that time he was not very fond of the idea of giving our relationship any labels. However, soon after he came around and we started dating in September of 2012. He would always treat me with kindness and generosity. Being with him felt like I was home! That's when I knew he was "the one."

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
5 years into our relationship, Ketul had planned few weekends of amazing surprises. First, he took me on a helicopter ride of New York/ New Jersey during sunset and we saw some breathtaking views! The following weekend Ketul delivered a package that had a beautiful red dress (the box said "I Love You" in 10 different languages!) and a note saying to be ready by 12:30pm. I quickly got dressed and we went into the city for lunch. After lunch, Ketul told me that we have to catch a ferry as we are doing New York sightseeing boat tour. When we got to the pier, I soon saw a boat approaching towards where we were standing. Little did I know, some of our friends were already on the boat, holding a banner that said "Baku (My dear), Will You Marry me?" It was so romantic! We were surrounded by our friends and family who stood by us throughout the wedding planning!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Red is my favorite color and I knew my wedding dress had to be red! I went to the same shop, Amurt, in Surat (India) where I had found my engagement outfit. I knew I would find my wedding dress there as well. With so many different choices, I had my husband help me pick my outfit!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We did not hire a wedding planner and decided to do it all ourselves. Meeting all the vendors and seeing how our dream wedding was coming together was the best part of the planning process.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved everything about our wedding! The venue, decor, our outfits, but the one thing that they still rave about is the food!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I had tears in my eyes as I was reading a note that I wrote to my husband. I realized we will soon begin the next chapter in our lives and I will be spending this journey of lifetime with my best friend!

Another special moment was our first dance as husband and wife! I had choreographed our first dance and we had rehearsed it many times but dancing under the lights and the fog machine during the reception was truly magical!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Wedding stress is real! But remember to have fun throughout the process. It all works out at the end!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details!
Being a henna artist myself, I had designed my own bridal henna and my henna artist did an amazing job on capturing every little detail with her personal touch.

It was raining heavily all day during our wedding and I was really upset that we will not be able to take bride and groom portraits outside our beautiful venue. However, our photographer was creative enough to take all the bridal portraits and couple portraits inside the venue that he never missed an opportunity to capture that perfect moment!

That is all for today, darlings. See you tomorrow for more!

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Mehndi Artists: Henna By Shweta | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Mansion at Mountain Lakes | Floral & Decor: JP Decor | Hair & Makeup: Aysh Makeup | Catering: Aashirwad Palace | DJ/Baraat: Illusion DJs | Bridal Fashions: Amrut-The Fashion Icon | Cake & Treats: ChocaL8kiss Bakery | Cinematography: Naina Digital Studio | Photography: Naina Digital Studio


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


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