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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.

Columbus, OH Indian Fusion Wedding by Style & Story Creative

Good morning, Maharanis! We are so excited to bring you an insight into the sweet and charming wedding celebration between Anita & Bryan. Today's fusion wedding incorporates tons of beauty and lots of inspiring ideas that will brighten up your day and melt your heart with tenderness and joy, so let's not wait any longer, and let's check it out together! If you've been following us for quite a while, you already know that there is something extraordinary about Indian fusion weddings that we love so much, so you can imagine how happy we were when this wedding came into our hands. As soon as we took a glance at Anita & Bryan's big wedding bash, we knew this was one story that we wanted to share with you. The Hilton Columbus at Easton nested the beginning of this everlasting love story, transforming its halls into a cornucopia of elegance and traditional flair, thanks to the minimalist, yet striking decor crafted by Prema Designs. The floral arrangements and soft-colored linens wrapped around the room set the mood for the solemn wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. It was such a gorgeous combination of tradition and modern flair that all guests adored! And talking about flair, we cannot forget to mention the fantastic look of our lovely Anita! She burst into the room wearing a gorgeous red lengha and looking like royalty after been pampered by Cleveland Makeup Artist. After the ceremony concluded, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with a luxurious reception party enlivened by Masala Entertainment, who put everyone to dance. The only time the dancing stopped was to enjoy the mouth melting cake baked by Le Gateau. After having a nite of the sweet dessert, Young Hearts owned the stage and entertained everyone with their live performance! Hands down, this was Anita & Bryan's dream wedding celebration, so big kudos to Joie de Vivre Events, for taking our lovebirds' vision and making it a reality as this is a talent available just to a handful of experienced planners! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, don't miss the fabulous gallery we have prepared for today thanks to Style & Story Creative! You'll love it so much!

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If you are like us, and can't get enough of these lovely stories, make sure to join us tomorrow for more! 

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Planning & Design: Joie de Vivre Events | Photography: Style & Story | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton Columbus at Easton | Floral & Decor: Prema Designs | Hair (Groom): Formality by Tiffany | Hair & Makeup (Bride): Cleveland Makeup Artist | Catering (Lunch): Bawarachi Biryani | Catering (Dinner): Amar India Restaurant | DJ: Masala Entertainment | Baraat: Masala Entertainment | Baraat (Dhol): Simer Singh | Cake & Treats: Le Gateau | Cinematography: Prodigy | Live Music: Young Hearts


Southington, CT Sikh Wedding by Vaaho Photography

Happy Monday, beautiful Maharanis! Thank God is Monday again because the weekend felt so long without your company, and we were dying to take you on one of those visual journeys that we love so much. So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding Aman & Ravinder's wedding affair! The big day started with a Sikh ceremony held inside the halls of the Guru Nanak Darbar - Southington. And oh boy, everything was so amazing that there are no words to describe it! The interiors of the ceremony venue transformed into a magical and colorful setting thanks to the fabulous decor and floral arrangements crafted by STARZ Decor. There was so much beauty overflowing from every corner of the room, that we were having a hard time taking our eyes apart from the fabulous shots captured by the talented team from Vaaho Photography. Every single photograph they captured is an absolute visual delight that you don't want to miss, not to mention that it is the best way to start this new week with the right foot! After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with an elegant and charming reception party hosted at the Cascade Fine Catering- Hamden. This closing gala followed the line of amazingness set in all previous events and had perfection written all over the place. So much beauty and so much flair! But nothing compared to our gorgeous Maharani, who looked like a goddess throughout the different ceremonies thanks to the exquisite makeup and hairstyle designed by Pasha MUA from NYC and the impressive Mehndi designed by Mehndikalogie. Hands down, this was the wedding celebration Aman & Ravinder always wanted, and we are not surprised that everything turned out to be a dream come true as our lovely Maharani Aman was the mastermind behind all the planning and execution of this fantastic event. She designed the wedding of her dreams and worked hard along with the vendors to make it a reality, and the final result is beyond impressive. So, big kudos to her! Don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today if you want to check more about this lovely couple during their wedding celebration! It compiles the best moments of the entire festivities, all in one place for your enjoyment! So, don't hesitate and go check them out; you'll be fully amazed and thoroughly inspired!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Rav and I met through Shaadi.com. A full-on arranged marriage which turned into love in no time. I was hesitating but he was always there to support my family and I.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted my wedding outfit to be traditional. So, it had to be bright red. My dad understood my vision for my lengha and made sure the workers in India were seeing it to and got my lengha made exactly how I wanted it without even being there. No fitting/ no pictures- I originally shared my idea with the worker and rest was up to my dad and the workers who made my dream come true.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was doing it with family. It was not just my special day it was also my families too. We did it together!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Being the youngest in my family, everyone had a lot of expectations of the events being fun. My family flew from Canada, Indiana, England, Vancouver, and even India to share my special day with me.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
At the end of the reception night, Every single person was on the dance floor, dancing the night away. I was surrounded by people who loves me.

What a great way to start this week, isn't it ladies? Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow to get your daily dose of inspiration! 

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Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Sangeet Venue: Best Western - North Haven | Ceremony Venue: Guru Nanak Darbar - Southington | Reception Venue: Cascade Fine Catering- Hamden | Planning & Design: Aman Virdee | Floral & Decor: STARZ Decor | Hair & Makeup: Pasha MUA from NYC | Photography: Vaaho Photography


Los Cabos, MX Indian Wedding by Biyani Photography

Happy Friday, beauty queens! It is time to start getting ready for the weekend, and what better way to d it than taking a look at a magical love story that seems taken from the pages of a fairytale. So, get ready to dive into this fabulous wedding celebration that will take us to the mesmerizing landscapes of Los Cabos, Mexico. You heard right, we are taking a trip to Mexico, and more specifically to the Paradisus Los Cabos, where all wedding ceremonies and events took place. Right off the bat, we have to say that our lovebirds couldn't have asked for a more romantic and captivating backdrop to unite their lives in marriage. When we laid our eyes on the jaw-dropping shots captured by Biyani Photography, it almost felt like if we were daydreaming, and we immediately knew that this one of a kind love story, and we needed to share it with you! The romantic and heavenly wedding ceremony took place at noon, and oh boy, it was a dream come true! Having a beautiful clear sky and the endless sea as the backdrop for this long-awaited moment where Saakshi & Indy swore eternal love to each other, rendered us speechless! Thanks to the good friends from Electric Karma International and Del Cabo Weddings, there was so much beauty to admire inside the wedding venue. They planned everything down to the smallest detail and mirrored the beauty of our gorgeous couple, designing the sweetest and most charming decor that we have seen in quite a while! The soft-pasteli hues that contrasted to perfection with the natural backgrounds and the outfits Anita Dongre designed for this young couple were the perfect choice to set the mood for this wedding ceremony! Although they both looked ravishing, it was our lovely Saakshi who stole the show throughout the entire wedding festivities thanks to her drop-dead gorgeous look! So, kudos to Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care, who took care of her beauty needs and Los Cabos Entertainment Company, who outlined a fabulous Mehndi design, adding an extra touch of traditional flair to Saakshi's marvelous look! We cannot stress how much we loved this magical wedding ceremony, as it feels like a breath of fresh air during these unprecedented times. If you are like us and can't get enough of this lovely couple during their wedding, you can't miss the spectacular gallery that we have prepared for today. It overflows with so much beauty that will brighten up your day, and will melt your heart with joy!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
During my fourth year of dental school, Indy and I planned an impromptu trip to Paris. I spent a lot of time planning out the whole trip with Indy, little did I know he already had it all planned out! Our first morning in Paris, we went to Montmartre, my favorite part of Paris. It was a bit of a gloomy morning but Indy insisted we go anyway. Once we were there, Indy proposed in a garden in front of The Wall of Love and had a photographer waiting there to capture the moment! She captured the entire proposal as well as the snow flurries that begun falling immediately after he proposed! We spent the next 5 days enjoying everything that Paris has to offer.
 
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.
I could not have planned this wedding without the help of our wedding planner, Therese (Electric Karma), and our families! It truly was a team effort with each member of our family playing a big part. After visiting Cabo with my parents and Therese, we immediately chose Paradisus Los Cabos as our venue. Once the venue was in place, Therese guided us in picking all of the vendors, most of which she knew personally. We got lucky with the most incredible group of vendors who we worked with closely over the course of one year to plan all of the details.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was the amount of time that Indy and I spent talking to our parents and sisters and bouncing ideas off each other throughout the year. I felt that both of our families really bonded through the wedding planning process. The brunches, family "meetings" and phone calls made the planning process fun! Especially because Indy and I lived in New York and Boston, respectively, for half of the planning process, so it was nice being in touch with our family in Texas.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests loved how much detail went around planning four days of events. It is very rare for an Indian wedding to stick to a schedule, but we were able to make it work! We had our wedding in Cabo San Lucas at the Paradisus Los Cabos resort, a relatively small resort which means our wedding took over the majority of rooms with all ~240 guests staying there. We had beautiful weather the whole week and Cabo is such a breathtaking place to spend time with friends and family before getting married! Everyone was in vacation-mode and had plenty of energy for the four days of fun that we had planned! Guests also had plenty of time each day to enjoy the resort, beach and the town since we had the Sangeet, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception each on a separate day.
 
Everyone also loved the food! The resort had a variety of great sit-down restaurants and we were lucky to have Chef Gaurav Anand fly in from New York City to cater our wedding! He curated a wonderful menu of Indian, Mexican, and International dishes for the Sangeet, Wedding Day, Cocktail hour and Reception. He put together an incredible plated Indian dinner for our reception which was the one thing I really wanted all along!!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I just keep dreaming about the whole week of countless amazing memories! We truly had the best week of our lives in paradise with all of our family and friends. We're already planning a reunion trip!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There are so many aspects to planning a wedding that I never even thought of before this whole process. Having a knowledgable wedding planner, such as Therese, who has done this almost 1,000 times (literally!) really helped us achieve everything we wanted! Without her knowledge and experience, we would have been overwhelmed, especially since we chose to do a destination wedding.

Remember that e have new stories every day, so make sure to join us on Monday for more!
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Planning & Design: Electric Karma International | Photography: Biyani Photography | Cinematography: Biyani Photography | Venue: Paradisus Los Cabos | Floral & Decor: Del Cabo Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Chef Gaurav Anand | Sangeet &Wedding Outfits: Anita Dongre | DJ: 3D Sounds | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Los Cabos Entertainment Company | Lighting: JSAV | Mehndi Artist: Los Cabos Entertainment Company | Priest: P.D. Gangatirkar


Freehold, NJ Indian Wedding by Pandya Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! I hope you are ready to start this Thursday with the right foot because Komal & Prince's wedding celebration will brighten your day and will melt your heart with tenderness and joy. So, get ready to have a blast! We love Indian weddings as they are a cornucopia of beauty, elegance, colorful decors, and tons of emotions. So, you can imagine how happy we were when we laid our eyes on the marvelous shots captured by Pandya Photography, during Komal & Prince's wedding bash as every single shot was a perfect ode to extravaganza and traditional flair. Just everything we love to see at an Indian wedding, and so much more! But such level of perfection and beauty is no casualty, to make this dreamy celebration come to life, our lovebirds had a fantastic lineup of wedding vendors working tirelessly to design a wedding beyond spectacular. Studio Sheen - Event Planning, Styling, Management worked their magic to plan and execute this event to perfection and found the best ally in Exclusive Events, NY. Together, they crafted spectacular backdrops that set the mood for the different ceremonies and wedding events hosted at the striking South Gate Manor. And oh boy, this winning combination resulted in a magical and almost heavenly outdoor wedding ceremony which lead to a glamorous and luxurious reception party. For the closing gala, everyone celebrated along with the newlyweds this life milestone, dancing to the beats of Exclusive Events, NY, and tasting the delicious food prepared by Amiya Contemporary Indian Cuisine, who delighted everyone with a culinary experience like no other! Although we've talked about all the beauty, amazingness and elegance surrounding this wedding celebration, we haven't forgotten about the star of the night: our gorgeous Komal! She nailed the ultimate bridal look we all aspire to have on our big wedding day and ended up looking like a goddess throughout the entire wedding celebration. So, we want to give a big shoutout to Maliha Khan Makeup for doing such a fantastic job in praising this Maharani's innate beauty and making her look ravishing! And let's not forget about the superb Mehndi designed by Mehndikalogie, which added an extra touch to traditional flair to an already exquisite and delicate bridal look! If you want to take a closer look at this wedding, don't miss the jaw-dropping gallery that we have prepared for today. 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"?
A family friend had been trying to get us to meet for three years prior to us actually agreeing to it, until one day when we both gave in and finally agreed!  The rest is history while the future is a "mistry."

As cliche as it sounds, we both knew from day one!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It look place on our vacation in Dubai on the second to last day! I had been anticipating a ring the whole vacation and had finally decided to drop it because it was almost over. Well, it turns out that he anticipated my thought process and succeeded in surprising me for the first time ever!

Long story short- He arranged for a photoshoot prior to dinner that was "offered to us by the Burj Al Arab." We were walking towards our "restaurant" taking photos and posing along the pier, meanwhile I was starting to get hangry. At a certain point, we turned and entered upon a flower path, fully decorated cabana, and romantic music playing! I was in complete shock. The photographer didn't give me a chance to process yet because he continued making us pose... until the last "pre-engagement" photo where he had me face away from Prince. I turned around to find Prince on one knee barely able to get the words 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.
The wedding planning was the biggest combination of stress and excitement that we had ever felt in our lives! I am not sure what we would have done without our wedding Planner, Sheen of Studio Sheen Events. She was the biggest blessing throughout everything.

The venue, South Gate Manor was incredible. The owner, Chris was flexible in allowing us to do so many things and was with us the entire day of our wedding- I mean from 4am with me starting my makeup until 1am after the reception was over! Great venue and even greater hospitality.

Hair & Makeup was completed by Maliha Khan. I worked with her multiple times throughout the wedding week ( and even prior ) and her work is absolute perfection. She understood exactly what I wanted every time I said "I want a natural look." I had such great confidence in her by wedding day that I actually let myself fall asleep getting my reception look done! She is so amazing and incredibly sweet.

Decor and DJ was done by Exclusive Events and they really worked hard to bring our vision to life. We met with them at various times throughout the planning and they executed everything to perfection. The decor for pre-events, wedding, and reception were absolutely stunning. The music and special effects done by DJ were to die for!

Photography and Videography was done by Abhi Pandya and Nayeem Vohra. We met the two of them at friend's wedding in Mexico and decided that we wanted to work with them! They both have amazing skills and knew how to work their audience, adapting constantly but also their personalities were solid. We had such a great time joking and having fun throughout the entire process because of them. Their work is phenomenal.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We did all of our shopping within ten days in India (first time in Mumbai) all alone! Stressful is an understatement! We went to all the stores and figured out on the spot what color combinations we wanted for not only us, but the entire bridal/groomsmen party. I loved all the pastels and new things that brides are doing nowadays but I knew that I wanted to be in the traditional red for so many more reasons. Prince on the other hand, wanted to wear something a little different. We loved the combo with me in red and him in pastels, with the bridesmaids and groomsmen complementing us!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would have to say the most enjoyable part of the planning was all the actual planning and details of everything- as crazy as it sounds! We both had to coordinate our days many times so attend meetings and discuss changes. As stressful as it was, I feel very blessed that we were both able to work together through it all.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests love food and DJ the most from we heard! The food was catered from Amiya Restaurant and I still drool when I think about some of their foods! We also had Nitrogen Cooled Ice Cream and Cocktails by 321Chillz and the guests could not stop talking about it!

The music at our reception was so amazing that the entire dance floor was packed from the second we opened up the dance floor until the very end. We had multiple people ask us if we could give them a playlist from the reception!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many special moments, from the first look to being pronounced husband and wife but the one the sticks out the most for me is when I made my bridal entrance. It was a very surreal moment, that I can't even fully describe. In the blink of an eye, so many emotions went on in my head- I was so excited to be getting married but anxious at the same time, but also completely taken back by the fact that everyone was cheering me on. It sort of hit me in that second that all of these people came from all over just to be here for us. It was surreal to say the least.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Everyone says something along the lines of "don't stress, it will work out," but I say do what it takes to plan your dream wedding, stress all you want, but when you wake up the morning of your wedding- drop all of it. Whatever will happen, will happen. We stressed so much for a year planning our wedding but wedding day was the least stressful day of our lives. We rolled with the punches (and there were) and knew we were going to be married by the end of that day, being surrounded by the people closest to us!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi- the one and only, incredibly talented Dhara with Mehndikalogie. Her work was exquisite and I received so many compliments on it. It was absolute perfection.

Pre-Wedding Event Photography- Hidden Gem Visuals with Geoff. He was so amazing in recognizing family relations and capturing all the special moments of both the Pithi/Grah Shanti and Sangeet. His work was really good and well received by the entire family.

ZM Gagra Re- I got custom fresh flower jewelry and garlands made ZM Gagra Re and is so incredibly amazing at her work. She did custom colors for my Pithi outfit and made these gorgeous (heavy) garlands for our wedding. I am still so in love with those garlands.

We are still sighing over this spectacular wedding, so we need a moment to catch our breath and to put ourselves together. But don't forget to join us tomorrow for more! We have new stories every day! 

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Photography: Pandya Photography | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Catering: Amiya Contemporary Indian Cuisine | Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | Planning & Design: Studio Sheen - Event Planning, Styling, Management | DJ: Exclusive Events NY | Ceremony & Reception Venue: South Gate Manor | Hair & Makeup: Maliha Khan Makeup | Baraat: Dream Horse Carriage Co. at Happy Tales | Cinematography: Nayeem Vohra Photography


Minneapolis, MN Indian Wedding by Fotopasal

Beauty, elegance, tradition, and lots of love! That is what we have for you today, ladies! So, don't think twice and get ready to enjoy Prakriti & Saurya's wedding celebration. This time around, we are taking you to Minneapolis, MN, to take part in the magical and romantic wedding that united these two lovebirds in marriage and marked the beginning of their happily ever after. We are starting this Wednesday by taking a look at an intimate and traditional ceremony held in the backyard of this beautiful couple. And right from the start, we have to say that our heart exploded with tenderness and joy when we saw the ravishing look of our sweet and charming Maharani! She burst into the scene wearing a gorgeous red lengha designed by Manish Rai, and looking like royalty after being pampered by Amanda Miskowic. The glamorous attire combined with exquisite makeup and hairstyle praised Prakriti's innate beauty and gave her that striking look we all Maharanis dream about! After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds spent some time with the talented and highly experienced team from Fotopasal in a glamorous and fascinating outdoor photoshoot that we can't stop seeing! Every single shot is so captivating and inspiring that we couldn't wait to share it with you all. So, make sure to take a look at this jaw-dropping gallery for a full reveal of these visual masterpieces! Once the photoshoot concluded, ti was time to celebrate this life milestone with an epic reception party held inside the halls of the Midpointe Event Center, and oh boy, it was beyond spectacular! The acclaimed team from Lush Events showcased all their talent and expertise, designing this event down to the smallest detail and creating a fabulous decor that set the mood for this closing gala. But that is not all! They also enlivened every moment of this reception, and turned it into a full-fledge party that everyone enjoyed to the fullest! In between all the dancing, the emotional speeches, and the delicious plates prepared by India Palace, the night got to an end! And all we have to say is that we are happy beyond words to see these sweet and charming couple join their lives in marriage as you can tell that theirs is going to be an everlasting love story overflowing with happiness and joy! 

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We are still sighing over this gorgeous wedding celebration, and we need a moment to catch our breath! But don't forget to join us tomorrow for more, we'll be waiting for you.

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Sangeet & Ceremony Venue: Home Backyard | Reception Venue: Midpointe Event Center | Floral & Decor: Lush Events | Hair & Makeup: Amanda Miskowic | Catering: India Palace | DJ: Lush Events | Baraat: Lush Events | Bridal Fashions: Manish Rai | Cinematography: Fotopasal | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Lush Events | Event Designer: Lush Events | Lighting: Lush Events | Photo Booth: VIP Booths | Rentals: 55 Party Rental | Photography: Fotopasal


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