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St. Louis, MO Indian Wedding by Astrid Johana Photography

Welcome back, darlings! We are wrapping up Sheena & Mihir's wedding festivities with an elegant and luxurious reception party held at the halls of the Hilton St. Louis Airport. These lovebirds wanted to end their wedding festivities with a flourish, to make that happen, they decided to bring JSM Entertainment on board to take care of the music and lightning. And what a great decision it was! The talented DJ and the scheme of lights used for this reception took the event to the next level and made everyone had a great time! Prashe Decor managed to surprise us one more time with a fantastic decor that followed the line of elegance and grandeur that characterized this entire wedding. Without any question, this was a night to remember. And thanks to Astrid Johana Photography, we get to enjoy every moment of it, by taking a look at the fantastic shots that we have compiled in today's gallery. So head right into it if you want to relive this fantastic event!

 
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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've always liked very simple and elegant styles, so that is how I went about planning all aspects of our wedding.  From our outfits to the decor, I knew I wanted a timeless simplicity with a touch of glam.  

I was very lucky in that I had my parents and sister plan all aspects of the wedding for us.  They are expert planners especially since my sister had gotten married before me and knew the ropes of wedding planning.  Everything was handled amazingly by my parents, siblings, and family.  They took care of every single detail for us.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning the wedding was seeing how my family came together to make sure we had the best weekend ever. I was actually able to relax during the planning process knowing that everything was going to be perfect with their organization and attention to detail.   
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Even though I didn't hire a wedding planner for my wedding, I was lucky to have an amazing group of family and friends to coordinate everything the day of and make sure every single detail flowed smoothly.  One of the best compliments we got about the weekend was how easy and stress-free the events were.  The guests also seemed to love the food selection, so we were very lucky to have great caterers who kept everyone full and happy. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle with my dad and maternal uncle (mama).  It was so special to have them by my side and be surrounded by our family and friends as I walked to the mandap.

Another really special moment was when my siblings, every single cousin who attended the wedding and my husband surprised me with a dance at the reception.  Most of my cousins have never danced at a wedding, so to see them participate and put in that effort for me was such a special moment. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Really enjoy the moment. The entire wedding week and weekend goes by so fast and can be overwhelming, so take it all in, try not to stress, and just enjoy yourself.  I would also remind brides-to-be that this is your wedding day, so it is okay to do what you want/what makes you happy, and not worry about pleasing everyone. 

 

We hope you have a fantastic week! See you tomorrow, ladies!

 
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Ballroom
Romantic
season
Spring
color
DJ: JSM Entertainment | Lighting: JSM Entertainment | Baraat: JSM Entertainment | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton St. Louis Airport | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Hair & Makeup: Devine Makeup Artistry | Cinematography: VIMAGE Studio | Photography: Astrid Johana Photography


St. Louis, MO Indian Wedding by Astrid Johana Photography

Come join us, ladies! We are heading off to the exclusive Hilton St. Louis Airport to enjoy Sheena & Mihir's wedding ceremony. After a joyful and vibrant Baraat animated by the talented folks from JSM Entertainment, it was time for these lovebirds to join their lives in marriage. Prashe Decor created a magical and soothing decor that added an extra touch of flair and glam to this grand event. The way they combined delicate floral arrangements with green and golden hues got us utterly impressed! Sheena overtook the scene once she walked down the aisle dressed in her gorgeous red lengha, very well complemented with the on-point makeup by Devine Makeup Artistry. And we want to make a big shoutout to Astrid Johana Photography for the remarkable shots snapped during this ceremony. Each photograph is a visual delight that makes you feel as if you were there. Don't miss any detail of this grand event by taking a look at our full gallery. It is a visual treat that you don't want to miss!

 
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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've always liked very simple and elegant styles, so that is how I went about planning all aspects of our wedding.  From our outfits to the decor, I knew I wanted a timeless simplicity with a touch of glam.  

I was very lucky in that I had my parents and sister plan all aspects of the wedding for us.  They are expert planners especially since my sister had gotten married before me and knew the ropes of wedding planning.  Everything was handled amazingly by my parents, siblings, and family.  They took care of every single detail for us.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning the wedding was seeing how my family came together to make sure we had the best weekend ever. I was actually able to relax during the planning process knowing that everything was going to be perfect with their organization and attention to detail.   
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Even though I didn't hire a wedding planner for my wedding, I was lucky to have an amazing group of family and friends to coordinate everything the day of and make sure every single detail flowed smoothly.  One of the best compliments we got about the weekend was how easy and stress-free the events were.  The guests also seemed to love the food selection, so we were very lucky to have great caterers who kept everyone full and happy. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle with my dad and maternal uncle (mama).  It was so special to have them by my side and be surrounded by our family and friends as I walked to the mandap.

Another really special moment was when my siblings, every single cousin who attended the wedding and my husband surprised me with a dance at the reception.  Most of my cousins have never danced at a wedding, so to see them participate and put in that effort for me was suc h a special moment. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Really enjoy the moment. The entire wedding week and weekend goes by so fast and can be overwhelming, so take it all in, try not to stress, and just enjoy yourself.  I would also remind brides-to-be that this is your wedding day, so it is okay to do what you want/what makes you happy, and not worry about pleasing everyone. 

 

It is time to celebrate, so don't miss the reception party that is coming your way! 

 
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Contemporary
season
Spring
color
DJ: JSM Entertainment | Lighting: JSM Entertainment | Baraat: JSM Entertainment | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton St. Louis Airport | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Hair & Makeup: Devine Makeup Artistry | Cinematography: VIMAGE Studio | Photography: Astrid Johana Photography


St. Louis, MO Indian Wedding by Astrid Johana Photography

Happy Monday, ladies! We missed you during the weekend, and we are so excited to share a new love story with you. This time, we will join Sheena & Mihir through their wedding festivities, so get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding this couple's big day! We are kicking off the wedding festivities with a colorful and vibrant Sangeet ceremony that will make you start your week full of joy and inspiring ideas. Devine Makeup Artistry created a dreamy look for Sheena that made her reminiscent of a princess from an Indian fairytale. The trendy makeup with a focal point on the eyes enhanced this Maharani's beauty and made her steal all the looks. Prashe Decor outdid themselves with a fantastic decor full of colors and traditional flair, creating the perfect background for this pre-wedding event. While everyone was having fun and enjoying the night, Astrid Johana Photography shot pictures from every angle to capture the beauty of this Sangeet ceremony. Take a look at today's gallery if you want to dive into this colorful event. You are going to enjoy every bit!

 
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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've always liked very simple and elegant styles, so that is how I went about planning all aspects of our wedding.  From our outfits to the decor, I knew I wanted a timeless simplicity with a touch of glam.  

I was very lucky in that I had my parents and sister plan all aspects of the wedding for us.  They are expert planners especially since my sister had gotten married before me and knew the ropes of wedding planning.  Everything was handled amazingly by my parents, siblings, and family.  They took care of every single detail for us.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning the wedding was seeing how my family came together to make sure we had the best weekend ever. I was actually able to relax during the planning process knowing that everything was going to be perfect with their organization and attention to detail.   
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Even though I didn't hire a wedding planner for my wedding, I was lucky to have an amazing group of family and friends to coordinate everything the day of and make sure every single detail flowed smoothly.  One of the best compliments we got about the weekend was how easy and stress-free the events were.  The guests also seemed to love the food selection, so we were very lucky to have great caterers who kept everyone full and happy. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle with my dad and maternal uncle (mama).  It was so special to have them by my side and be surrounded by our family and friends as I walked to the mandap.

Another really special moment was when my siblings, every single cousin who attended the wedding and my husband surprised me with a dance at the reception.  Most of my cousins have never danced at a wedding, so to see them participate and put in that effort for me was such a special moment. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Really enjoy the moment. The entire wedding week and weekend goes by so fast and can be overwhelming, so take it all in, try not to stress, and just enjoy yourself.  I would also remind brides-to-be that this is your wedding day, so it is okay to do what you want/what makes you happy, and not worry about pleasing everyone. 
 

The wedding ceremony is coming, so stay tuned for more!

 
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Ballroom
Sangeet
season
Spring
color
DJ: JSM Entertainment | Lighting: JSM Entertainment | Baraat: JSM Entertainment | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton St. Louis Airport | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Hair & Makeup: Devine Makeup Artistry | Cinematography: VIMAGE Studio | Photography: Astrid Johana Photography


Chicago, IL Indian Wedding by I Alam Photography

Hello there, ladies! It is time to wrap up today's featured wedding and let Shefali & Aman followed their way into their happily ever after! But we are closing the wedding festivities with a dreamy reception party held inside the ballroom of the Palmer House Hilton. Once again, the winning combination of Chic Events by Sonia on the design and Yanni Design Studio on the decor resulted in a magical and charming setting that amazed us! Decibel Entertainment enlivened the night with the best Bollywood hits and made everyone had a great time while dancing the night away. The night was full of emotions, glam, traditional flair, and lots of dancing. And, I Alam Photography captured all the details with amazing shots that showcased all their talent and expertise. No wonder why they are the go-to-guys if you want to have remarkable photos of your big day! Head into today's gallery to take a closer look at the most memorable shots of this event. You are going to enjoy every bit of it! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was the fall of 2015. Aman (my now husband) was returning to Duke to finish his final year of his MBA, and I had just moved to Durham to start my Master’s at Duke a few months before. By chance, we ended up at the same Back to School party at the beginning of the year. Across the way, he spotted me. Shortly after we were introduced to each other. We hit it off immediately and began what neither of us knew would be a lifetime of adventures together. Aman grew up in India and I grew up across the US, so to think of how our paths crossed and how we immediately became attached to one another, is a story I could have only imagined about finding love. There are some people who are meant to be in our lives, even if they start off a world apart, they find a way to each other.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We jetted off to LA for my birthday and Aman had a surprise in store for how to celebrate, little did I know there was a ring waiting at the end of it. I impatiently sat through well renowned LA traffic, bugging Aman about where we were going the entire time. Then the guessing began, as we approached metal fences and large runways built for airplanes, I knew I was in for something special. Aman had planned this beautiful experience of taking a helicopter ride over LA. We stopped during our helicopter travels atop a California mountain, where a picnic with roses and champagne were setup. While appreciating the view, Aman said I have to ask you something, and I turned to him to say ok go ahead. Little did I know I was giving him the go ahead to ask me to marry him. It was the perfect way to agree to start our lives together atop a mountain overlooking the ocean.
 
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.
As a business person, all great undertakings start with an excel. I made a list of all the vendors that I would like to incorporate into my wedding separated by each event and an estimated budget. After that I started filling in the gaps by reaching out to various vendors starting with venue, mehndi, photographer, videographer and decor. Since we had 8 months to plan a wedding, it was important to act fast, so I set a goal to finalize each vendor within 3 weeks from beginning research to final contracts. Instagram and internet wedding inspiration really helped to come up with a lot of the ideas we implemented for the entire wedding. From how to find jewelry and outfits while going to Delhi all the way to decor inspiration, collecting pictures and being prepared for each discussion with vendors was key to moving forward and having productive conversations. There's so much creativity that goes into planning a wedding, but I also set a timeline that for every new idea it would take 3 weeks to execute so no new ideas 3 weeks before the wedding. This worked out great, because we had time to be organized, enjoy spa days before the wedding and spend time with family and friends that were traveling into town for the wedding. Trust me, even then, there's no shortage of items to do for the big day!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
There was no question in my mind that my wedding lengha had to be RED. I wanted an updated traditional look. I had a vision of how I wanted to look on my wedding day and started breaking it down from there. I spent some time in India exploring wedding lenghas at stores throughout Delhi and then it just happened. I saw it, slept on it overnight, went back the next day & the rest started to fall into place from there.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part part about planning a wedding is how everyone you love comes together to make this one day of your life absolutely incredible. It was amazing to see how friends were offering advice, family was making everything happen across the ocean, my Mom was the creative mind and project manager of it all. From our siblings never leaving our side during wedding week, our parents being our pillars of strength and our friends/family making it the best wedding celebration. Can't forget our amazing vendors from Canada, Chicago, California and India that filled our wedding with professionalism, happiness and went above and beyond their call of duty. In my perspective we had set up our very own supply chain of ideas and resources to create our dream wedding in Chicago.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the intimate feel of all the events throughout the week of the wedding and that the schedule on the day of the wedding allowed for socializing with plenty of food during the quieter moments and plenty of moments to stay entertained throughout the day. Our goal was to make sure that everyone who came for our wedding was having a great time also. Not only did I want it to be a memorable day for me and Aman, but I wanted each one our guests to enjoy the day and be involved in helping us join our two lives together.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entrance for our wedding reception was a really special moment. Both of us were nervous about performing our dance, and when we walked in there was such a great energy filled with so much positivity that it completely transformed ours. Surrounded by our family and friends, the night started off with a lot of dancing and celebrating right away.
 
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 really wanted to have an outdoor event, and there was no better place than in our lawn at our home.  I wanted bright colors, lots of flowers/garlands and while the rituals of haldi, chura and mehndi were happening to be surrounded by all of our loved ones. Having everyone there from the beginning of the wedding events to hosting a brunch after the wedding, it was a great wedding weekend!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
During the wedding planning process, have an activity or a skill you are building that has the ability to take your mind away from wedding planning for a little while. This helps in three ways: one, you are building a skill that you can use in the future, two, you have a reason other than work to do something for yourself and three, you can come back to the wedding planning with a refreshed mind and outlook. It's really easy to think about your wedding around the clock (literally! so many late night phone calls to India) until it happens, so it's good to have a fun hobby you're doing alongside.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
After dinner at the reception, we had a performance from a bhangra team to get everybody dancing again. This was so much fun and was an amazing performance! Mehndi was extremely important to me, it was the first thing I booked! I loved doing Haldi with Aman, doing it together made it really fun and makes for great pictures! Then he disappeared, while I had my chura ceremony. All of these rituals and events leading up to the wedding day are some of the best parts of our Indian weddings. Lastly, since we had so many family and friends coming from out of town, it was important to me to choose a venue where they would have access to Chicago so they could use their down time to sightsee and enjoy the city.

Have a great weekend, ladies! See you on Monday!
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Ballroom
Romantic
season
Spring
color
Photography: I Alam Photography | Planning & Design: Chic Events by Sonia | Event Designer: Chic Events by Sonia | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Palmer House Hilton | Floral & Decor: Yanni Design Studio | Hair & Makeup: Dollhouse Beauty | DJ: Decibel Entertainment | Baraat: Maharaja Farm | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Northwestern Bhangra | Bridal Fashions: Ushnak Mal | Bridal Jewelry: Purab Paschim by Ankit Khullar | Cinematography: Aria Films | Turban: Singh Me Up | Dance Choreographer: Shilpa from Raunak Dance Co


Chicago, IL Indian Wedding by I Alam Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! It is time to get inside the halls of the luxurious Palmer House Hilton to join Shefali & Aman at their wedding ceremony! Chic Events by Sonia designed and executed this event beautifully, while Yanni Design Studio transformed the halls of this exclusive venue into a magical setting for these lovebirds to tie the knot. Shefali burst into the room dressed in a traditional bridal Lengha from Ushnak Mal and rocked a trendy makeup and classy hairstyle, both done by Dollhouse Beauty. The smokey eyes and the dark matte lipstick praised this Maharani's natural beauty and made her look like a princess. I Alam Photography, snapped fantastic shots from every angle to portray the beauty of this event, and the photos are so good that we almost feel like if we were there. If you don't want to miss any detail of this lovely ceremony, make sure to check the gallery that we have for you today! It is filled with amazing shots that will take your breath away!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was the fall of 2015. Aman (my now husband) was returning to Duke to finish his final year of his MBA, and I had just moved to Durham to start my Master’s at Duke a few months before. By chance, we ended up at the same Back to School party at the beginning of the year. Across the way, he spotted me. Shortly after we were introduced to each other. We hit it off immediately and began what neither of us knew would be a lifetime of adventures together. Aman grew up in India and I grew up across the US, so to think of how our paths crossed and how we immediately became attached to one another, is a story I could have only imagined about finding love. There are some people who are meant to be in our lives, even if they start off a world apart, they find a way to each other.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We jetted off to LA for my birthday and Aman had a surprise in store for how to celebrate, little did I know there was a ring waiting at the end of it. I impatiently sat through well renowned LA traffic, bugging Aman about where we were going the entire time. Then the guessing began, as we approached metal fences and large runways built for airplanes, I knew I was in for something special. Aman had planned this beautiful experience of taking a helicopter ride over LA. We stopped during our helicopter travels atop a California mountain, where a picnic with roses and champagne were setup. While appreciating the view, Aman said I have to ask you something, and I turned to him to say ok go ahead. Little did I know I was giving him the go ahead to ask me to marry him. It was the perfect way to agree to start our lives together atop a mountain overlooking the ocean.
 
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.
As a business person, all great undertakings start with an excel. I made a list of all the vendors that I would like to incorporate into my wedding separated by each event and an estimated budget. After that I started filling in the gaps by reaching out to various vendors starting with venue, mehndi, photographer, videographer and decor. Since we had 8 months to plan a wedding, it was important to act fast, so I set a goal to finalize each vendor within 3 weeks from beginning research to final contracts. Instagram and internet wedding inspiration really helped to come up with a lot of the ideas we implemented for the entire wedding. From how to find jewelry and outfits while going to Delhi all the way to decor inspiration, collecting pictures and being prepared for each discussion with vendors was key to moving forward and having productive conversations. There's so much creativity that goes into planning a wedding, but I also set a timeline that for every new idea it would take 3 weeks to execute so no new ideas 3 weeks before the wedding. This worked out great, because we had time to be organized, enjoy spa days before the wedding and spend time with family and friends that were traveling into town for the wedding. Trust me, even then, there's no shortage of items to do for the big day!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
There was no question in my mind that my wedding lengha had to be RED. I wanted an updated traditional look. I had a vision of how I wanted to look on my wedding day and started breaking it down from there. I spent some time in India exploring wedding lenghas at stores throughout Delhi and then it just happened. I saw it, slept on it overnight, went back the next day & the rest started to fall into place from there.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part part about planning a wedding is how everyone you love comes together to make this one day of your life absolutely incredible. It was amazing to see how friends were offering advice, family was making everything happen across the ocean, my Mom was the creative mind and project manager of it all. From our siblings never leaving our side during wedding week, our parents being our pillars of strength and our friends/family making it the best wedding celebration. Can't forget our amazing vendors from Canada, Chicago, California and India that filled our wedding with professionalism, happiness and went above and beyond their call of duty. In my perspective we had set up our very own supply chain of ideas and resources to create our dream wedding in Chicago.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the intimate feel of all the events throughout the week of the wedding and that the schedule on the day of the wedding allowed for socializing with plenty of food during the quieter moments and plenty of moments to stay entertained throughout the day. Our goal was to make sure that everyone who came for our wedding was having a great time also. Not only did I want it to be a memorable day for me and Aman, but I wanted each one our guests to enjoy the day and be involved in helping us join our two lives together.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entrance for our wedding reception was a really special moment. Both of us were nervous about performing our dance, and when we walked in there was such a great energy filled with so much positivity that it completely transformed ours. Surrounded by our family and friends, the night started off with a lot of dancing and celebrating right away.
 
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 really wanted to have an outdoor event, and there was no better place than in our lawn at our home.  I wanted bright colors, lots of flowers/garlands and while the rituals of haldi, chura and mehndi were happening to be surrounded by all of our loved ones. Having everyone there from the beginning of the wedding events to hosting a brunch after the wedding, it was a great wedding weekend!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
During the wedding planning process, have an activity or a skill you are building that has the ability to take your mind away from wedding planning for a little while. This helps in three ways: one, you are building a skill that you can use in the future, two, you have a reason other than work to do something for yourself and three, you can come back to the wedding planning with a refreshed mind and outlook. It's really easy to think about your wedding around the clock (literally! so many late night phone calls to India) until it happens, so it's good to have a fun hobby you're doing alongside.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
After dinner at the reception, we had a performance from a bhangra team to get everybody dancing again. This was so much fun and was an amazing performance! Mehndi was extremely important to me, it was the first thing I booked! I loved doing Haldi with Aman, doing it together made it really fun and makes for great pictures! Then he disappeared, while I had my chura ceremony. All of these rituals and events leading up to the wedding day are some of the best parts of our Indian weddings. Lastly, since we had so many family and friends coming from out of town, it was important to me to choose a venue where they would have access to Chicago so they could use their down time to sightsee and enjoy the city.

Get ready for the reception party!
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GUIDE
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Traditional
Romantic
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season
Spring
color
Photography: I Alam Photography | Planning & Design: Chic Events by Sonia | Event Designer: Chic Events by Sonia | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Palmer House Hilton | Floral & Decor: Yanni Design Studio | Hair & Makeup: Dollhouse Beauty | DJ: Decibel Entertainment | Baraat: Maharaja Farm | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Northwestern Bhangra | Bridal Fashions: Ushnak Mal | Bridal Jewelry: Purab Paschim by Ankit Khullar | Cinematography: Aria Films | Turban: Singh Me Up | Dance Choreographer: Shilpa from Raunak Dance Co


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