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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.

Chicago, IL Pakistani Wedding by Soda Fountain Photography

Happy Friday, beauty queens! There is no better way to end this week with a flourish than taking a look at a romantic love story that will leave you sighing as today's celebration of love is not just elegant but truly faithful to traditional Pakistani weddings. This time, we will join our two lovebirds, Amna & Ali, in their nuptial celebration hosted at the Intercontinental Chicago. The Simply Elegant Group designed and executed this event, and Yanni Design Studio transformed this exclusive venue's halls into a magical setting for these lovebirds to tie the knot. Although everything was impressive, our gorgeous Amna stole all the looks as she burst into the room looking like a goddess thanks to the stylish makeup and hairstyle designed by Appease to You! After exchanged vows and rings as a symbol of their everlasting love, all the guests celebrated the newlyweds to the rhythm of Shaadi Entertainment, who put everyone to dance. The only time the dancing stopped was to enjoy the delicious food prepared by Sabri and the sweet cake baked by Bittersweet Pastry Shop. Being this a life-changing event, it is no surprise that our young couple wanted to immortalize all the moments surrounding this day. That is why they decided to bring Soda Fountain Photography on board, and what a great decision it was! They went above and beyond, capturing shots from every angle, and the result is a set of visual masterpieces we cannot stop seeing! If you want to delight yourself with the fantastic photos captured during this celebration, make sure to visit this gallery. You will be amazed!

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Have a fabulous weekend, ladies! See you on Monday for more.

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Sangeet Venue / Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: Intercontinental Chicago | Planning & Design: The Simply Elegant Group | Floral & Decor: Yanni Design Studio | Hair & Makeup: Appease to You | Catering: Sabri | DJ: Shaadi Entertainment | Baraat: Graceful Equines | Cake & Treats: Bittersweet Pastry Shop | Cinematography: Aria Films | Transportation: M&M | Photography: Soda Fountain Photography


Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Ami Video & Jay Arora Photography

Hello, ladies! Don't miss Sandhya & Nitin's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog. You will love it!

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Floral & Decor: Abhishek Decorators | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Anita | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Planning & Design: Urvashi Mishra, Wedding & Event Planner | Mehndi Venue: The Palisadium | Ceremony Venue: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DNS Events | Cinematography: Ami Video | Priest: Krishna Bhat Varanasi | Garlands: Vivek Flowers | Tent: Taylor Rental | Photography: Ami Video | Photography: Jay Arora Photography


Honolulu, Hawaii Indian Wedding by IMF Visions

Good morning, lovely Maharanis! We hope you are ready to dive into a new love story because we have a Lockdown Wedding in Paradise that we are sure will leave you sighing! So, let's wait no more and get ready to enjoy all the fabulous details surrounding Sonam & Rohan's intimate wedding celebration. This time, we will take you to The Beach House in Honolulu, Hawaii, to enjoy this memorable and once in a lifetime event thoroughly planned and designed by Mira Savara Events. After having a conversation with their family, these lovebirds decided not to wait indefinitely and chose to celebrate their wedding celebration during the lockdown. And what a great decision it was because exchanging vows on the oceanfront along with a picture-perfect view, amongst the people who love them the most, is what a real-life fairytale is all about! With the paradisiacal landscape, and lovely ornaments and floral arrangements that Todd Oshiro - Always Flowers put together, there is no denying that this was the perfect scenario for Sonam & Rohan to say "I do" in front of their family and friends. Our gorgeous Sonam stole the show as she looked stunning in her beautiful red lengha, designed by Siddartha Tytler. To complement this fashionable look, she took care of her makeup to play it safe during these challenging times. But that is not all! Sonam trusted her glamorous hairstyle to Face Art Beauty, who delivered nothing but utter perfection! If you are as excited as we are, hit the play icon below and get ready to enjoy this cinematographic delight by IMF Visions. It is a cornucopia of beauty and flair that will take your breath away! So, check it out now!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Two years ago we were introduced by a common friend at some social gathering but i didn’t remember that introduction at all. So the next time my husband saw me was at a party.. he walked right up to me on the dance floor and acted like he was my best friend. I was like - who is this guy again? And then thought to myself "What the hell..  he’s cute, let’s explore! ” We got along like a house on fire and that very same night we spoke for three hours. After that we went on several creative creative dates and before we knew it we were officially dating. They're absolutely correct when they say " the right person will walk into your life & you'll have no idea from where he’ll come from" - mine literally walked up to me!
My experience was truly mystic and magical. Marriages really are made in heaven.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was straight out of a movie! We had gone to Bangkok for the weekend, to celebrate the sale lf his company in India. We extended the trip 3 times and stayed 14 days, because we just couldn't get enough of partying and spending time together. On the second last day he tells me that he's booked us for dinner at a really nice restaurant. Unsuspectingly I went along, it was on a boat and beautifully done up. The boat docked in front of a Buddhist temple and he asked me to come uo to take a look. Then and tehre he went down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I was in tears, while everyone else on the boat was cheering. It was even more meaningful because I practice Budhism and he decided to do it in front of a Budhist temple which was lit up fully at night. The view and the proposal left me speechless.
 
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.
So blessed to have had the most surreal, intimate and beautiful wedding on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
 
Exchanging vows on the ocean front along with a picture perfect view of the sunset, amongst the few people who love you the most - this truly was a fairy tale wedding.
 
As a true Delhi girl I always expected a big fat Indian wedding, but I knew that these challenging circumstances wouldn't allow that for a long time to come. Sometime in the 2nd week of June our parents decided to not wait indefinitely and go ahead with a traditional Hindu ceremony here in Hawaii- where all of us have been spending our lockdown. With just 2 weeks in hand we managed to organize both our outfits from New Delhi - fortunately I had brand new one which I'd bought earlier for my sisters wedding & for Rohan we actually did a video call with the designer and I took the measurements. The forces of the universe conspired to make this wedding flawless - outfits were tailored on time, couriers reached on time, we found a learned priest here in Hawaii, a venue with a view thats breathtaking, a talented hair artist who was available - trusted & with full safety measures, jewelry from his aunt whose based on this island, chura and mangalsutra flew in from LA, the best and most well-known team of photographers & videographers here and most importantly - perfect pleasant weather with no rain! Thankfully my husband's aunt here is a wedding planner - she was super resourceful with full attention to detail on every aspect.
The video team on my instructions had dedicated one person to take care of the zoom call using the stand that was organised. Watching my loved ones who had dressed up for the occasion virtually & taking their blessings was an incredible experience. I'm no make up expert, but somehow that day I did it perfectly - a look that soft, feminine, flirty, elegant yet a bit glamorous.. Apt for a day wedding. In my experience, a lot has to do with being happy within and as a bride your face just glows with joy, I didnt miss having a makeup artist at all!
 
With just 10 people physically present and several others there virtually - I enjoyed every moment of my wedding . Every moment sank in slowly and I lived/absorbed all of it with no chaos around, only the sound of waves :)
 
The one thing that we were all very particular about was that every vendor had to wear a mask, every surface/tool/gadget we touched was sanitized, we had sanitizer bottles everywhere. We also ensured that the family members attending as well as the ither vendors had been taking adequate safety measures a few days before the wedding. We didnt want to let our guard down for even one day - small risks could endanger someone's health and that would be terrible, as a result of this joyous occasion.
 
For everyone out there whose having a lockdown wedding - you should totally be on cloud nine, its your big day and your intimate wedding can be the most meaningful one if you're happy on the inside. Also, now with so many ideas out there its totally worth it to get a wedding planner as theres so much you can do!
Eg. Your bridesmaids can co ordinate their dress for zoom
 
- You can send out wedding favors/gifts with props for the call
 
- Favours can be sent after the wedding I had this organized in New Delhi. Sent a hamper of Royce chocolates with a personalized note to the extended family.
 
The zoom/e invite can be nicely drafted.
 
Milnis and other ceremonies on zoom
 
Personalized masks and sanitizer bottle covers.
 
And lots more! Get creative 
 
Believe me, theres nothing like marrying the one you love amongst the people who really matter - its blissful, its joyful and an experience you ll never forget.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Fortunately for me I had a brand new heavy bridal lehenga by Siddharth Tytler lying with me in Delhi. I had bought it a few years agi for my sisters wedding and didn't end up wearing it, because I bought so many more! The shopaholic that I am :)
With such a short notice and during these challenging times it was impossible to get a lehenga in Hawaii. Hence I had this one couriered. I was quite sure it wont reach on time and was planning a back up outfit. But to my surprise the parcel came within a week and I could wear that lovely red bridal lehenga. It's true, you really do feel like an Indian bride once you're all dressed, and the traditional red lehenga has a huge role to play in that.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
R. It's like an exciting project! I think I had the best time choosing the venue. Because we were getting married on this beautiful island, every location was stunning. It was going to be a small intimate wedding and hence I wanted the best view. The venue, the flowers, the decor and figuring out a zoom display. All of it was fun, unique, unexpected and quite an adventure
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The fact that it was only family and as loved ones they could be a part of every moment, absorb everything thats going on. They coyld bless us and witness every ceremony peacefully. This is what got everyone very emotional and I had a momemt of realization - that this is what a wedding ceremony should be like. With large weddings a lot of my friends barely remember the rituals/traditions followed because there's so many people, so many thoughts in your head.. Its chaotic. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moments when neither my husband nor I could understand what the priest was saying as he was talking in Sanskrit and my prankster husband decides to say/do things to amuse us. Several times we were caught giggling on camera during a very serious ceremony. I'll never forget that, for me those were the moments I decided that we are now going to be together forever..
 
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.
For me it was all in one day! Starting from the chura, baraat, my entry as a bride, the hindu wedding ceremony, the griha pravesh, muh dikhai and the celebrations with some bubbly.
I was fortunate to be able to have all the ceremonies despite my challenging circumstances. I got married in Hawaii,
my Lehenga came from India, my Chura came from LA, I had worn my husband's aunts jewelry, did my own make up, the decor was stunning, the food was fabulous and the videographers were the most co operative as the had to keep on eye on the zoom video telecast too. All the vendors that we worked with were so helpful, they would take a lot of interest, make exceptions when its not necessary etc. I thought to myself this is the spirit of Hawaiian people, they're just so friendly and caring.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Live every second of your wedding!
Especially for Covid Brides -
Its still yoir special say, you're the star.. Never onve feel that your wedding was a compromise because it actually is a blessing in disguise. You ll feel so much more with just tbise who matter around you.
 
The glow only comes from within, hence pls do everything you can to remain happy those days. There is no need to stress, wnough people arw working to make your wedding the most special.
 
The one thing you can focus on is your pictures, makeup and your look. Those who couldn't attend the wedding will live it through the photos and also in future your children /grandchildren will see these. Images are timeless.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I did have a really cute and colorful Mehendi ceremony the day before at our home. His parents and relatives came over and we had a blast with the dholki and singing traditional punjabi songs. Of course all this was also telecast on zoom for my family that wasnt there. His aunt did my haldi and put mehendi for me on my hands and feet.
 
I felt so touched, that everyone throughout this wedding had gone out of their way to make me feel special. I wouldn't have it any other way :)

What a great way to start the day! Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more.
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Planning & Design: Mira Savara Events | Event Designer: Mira Savara Events | Ceremony Venue: The Beach House | Floral & Decor: Todd Oshiro - Always Flowers | Hair: Face Art Beauty | Makeup: Sonam Pall | Catering: Bombay Palace | Bridal Fashions: Siddartha Tytler | Cinematography: IMF Visions | Favors: Royce | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Zoom | Lighting: The Beach House | Mehndi Artist: Family | Tuxedos: Kurta pajama by SAINT | Photography: Eugene Kam Photography


Ontario, Canada Sikh Fusion Wedding by L'Atelier Lumière International

Good morning, darlings! Don't miss Gurlynn & Rahim's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Photography: L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie | Ceremony Venue: The Country Club | Reception Venue: Embassy Grand Convention Center | Planning & Design: Biji Planners | Floral & Decor: Pink Petals | Hair & Makeup: M4Makeup | DJ: Empire Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Monga's | Cake & Treats: Fine Cakes by Zehra | Cinematography: Goody Cambay Films | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: RM Invitations | Rentals: Xclusive Designs | Bar & Beverage: Stir N Flair | Bride & Bridesmaids Fashion (Reception): Soltee UK | Entertainment: Bix Co. Blog | Rentals & Decor: Gatsby Event Rentals


Vancouver, BC Sikh Wedding by VanWeddings Inc.

Happy Friday, beautiful Maharanis! We are excited to bring you an insight into Natasha & Sukrit's Sikh Wedding Ceremony because it a cornucopia of beauty and flair that you don't want to miss, So let's check it out together. Thoroughly planned and designed by Sandy Pandher Special Events, this celebration of love was not just elegant but truly faithful to traditional Sikh weddings. Every small detail contributed to making this event not only classy but exquisite. The exceptional decoration put together by Koncept Event Design was the perfect complement to set the mood for this solemn and memorable event. Hands down, this was a fantastic way to start an everlasting love story, and we are thankful that it got beautifully captured in the fascinating shots by VanWeddings Inc. It was such an outstanding job that just by looking at the pictures, it makes you feel like if you were inside the Gurdwara Nanak Niwas' halls, were the event took place. After the wedding ceremony, everyone headed off to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to celebrate the newlyweds with a fabulous reception party that put everyone on their feet! In case you were wondering who were the masterminds behind Natasha's swoon-worthy looks, we have all the details for you. Denise Dinh took care of her beauty needs, Rimple & Harpreet Narula draped and tied the wedding outfit, and Sabyasachi designed te reception outfit. But that is not all! The gorgeous Mehndi that this blushing Maharani showcased during the entire wedding festivities was a creation of Sonika's Henna Art, and we cannot stress how much we loved it! If you want to unveil all the fantastic shots captured during this lovely celebration, don't miss today's jaw-dropping gallery. It is the best way to prepare for a full-inspiring weekend!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Sukrit and I were introduced to each other through family. After chatting on the phone and FaceTiming for a month, we decided to meet in person and hit it off right away! Sukrit has an incredible sense of humour, which immediately drew me in. I knew that whatever ups and downs we would go through in life, if I had him by my side I would never stop smiling!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Sukrit planned a trip to Turks and Caicos, a destination that I had been dreaming of travelling to for many years. During our trip we had so many adventures, including paddle boarding, parasailing, ATVing, and Island hopping! For the proposal, he arranged a beautiful private dinner for us on the beach. He got down on one knee, and I of course said yes!

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
I am very grateful to my mom for putting together the wedding of my dreams. Since I'm in residency, and Sukrit was working full-time, we had to put full faith in our parents to plan the perfect wedding. I am from BC so it was important for me to have my wedding in Vancouver. We also wanted to highlight BC's natural beauty, so we kept our mendhi and Mayan functions outdoors. I've always loved fairytales since I was a little girl, so for the Reception I knew I wanted the decor to represent old-world romance, with lots of rich hues, such as Red. Our house decor also drew on romantic themes, with lots of florals and pastels. We built a clear dance floor on top of our swimming pool with LED lights which looked incredible!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For my wedding, I knew I wanted to wear Red and be more of a traditional bride. I visited the Rimple and Harpreet Naurla boutique in Delhi and they were able to design a lengha that matched my vision. I kept my hair and makeup simple and elegant so that my outfit could stand out. For the reception I decided to go with a gold Sabyasachi lengha that was more contemporary. Since I was more formal for my wedding day, I wanted to wear my hair down for the reception so that I could dance and have fun!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was dance practices for the Sangeet. Anisha (@twirling_moments) was able to create truly spectacular performances, and it was so fun to be able to dance with my family and friends!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests really enjoyed our Sangeet. We had many performances by family that were very entertaining, and we were lucky to have Malkit Singh perform live at the Sangeet.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Probably dancing on stage with Malkit Singh at the Sangeet. We grew up listening to his music and to have him there performing was very surreal. He put on an amazing show and we danced the night 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.
House decor: enchanted forest, very girly, lots of lilacs/purples and very romantic.
Aquarius Art was able to create really different looks for each event. My favourite look would have to be for my Mayan. We kept the makeup and hair really simple, and I wore a flower crown in my hair to complement the florals in my Ritu Kumar outfit.

Enjoy your weekend, and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!

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Sangeet Venue: Croatian Cultural Centre | Ceremony Venue: Gurdwara Nanak Niwas | Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Planning & Design: Sandy Pandher Special Events | Floral & Decor: Koncept Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Denise Dinh | Catering: Savoury City Catering & Events | DJ: Decibel Entertainment | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Malkit Singh Golden Star | Reception Outfit: Sabyasachi | Cake & Treats: Joconde Patisserie | Cinematography: VanWeddings Inc | Wedding Outfit: Rimple & Harpreet Narula | Mehndi Outfit: Anushree Reddy | Sangeet Outfit: Suneet Varma | Mayan Outfit: Ritu Kumar | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Ravish Kapoor | Mehndi Artist: Sonika's Henna Art | Transportation: PSAV | Tuxedos: Tom Ford | Linens: Debut Event Design | Tables: Pedersen's Event Rentals | LED Bar: A&B Partytime Rentals Ltd. | Portrait Studio: Onyx LED Floor | Choreography: Twirling Moments | Photography: VanWeddings Inc


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