Go up
See the latest in:

MAGAZINE

PLATINUM VENDOR BLOG

Ypsilanti, MI Indian Wedding by Ray Anthony Photography

FILMS

Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Joseph Minasi Studios

hamburger
REAL WEDDINGS PG BLOG INDIA BLOG FILMS BLOG VENDOR GUIDE GALLERY THE MAGAZINE
Maharani Weddings Blog The Platinum Guide Blog India Blog Indian Wedding Videos MAGAZINES Submit a wedding

Welcome to Maharani Weddings

At Maharani Weddings, we believe that every bride deserves the fairytale wedding of her dreams! Here at MaharaniWeddings.com you will find glittering seeds of inspiration for every aspect of your upcoming wedding. In addition to profiling some of the most spectacular Indian weddings from around the globe through interviews, pictures, and videos, we also hand-pick and share a list of the best Indian wedding vendors in our Maharani Weddings Platinum Guide. From event planners to photographers, dj's, florists, cinematographers, makeup artists, mehndi artists, you name it... you’ll find connections to every resource you could ever need for all your wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Joseph Minasi Studios

Happy Wednesday, Maharanis! After a couple of weeks of enjoying the fantastic weddings featured in our Best of 2020 Magazine, it is time to share a new film with all of you. So get ready to enjoy all the fabulous details and insights surrounding Riddhima & Anish's wedding, thanks to the highlighted film captured by Joseph Minasi Studios. From beginning to end, today's intimate wedding celebrated at Andalusia will make you sigh and will surely put a smile on your face! The exception planning by Ace of Events and the marvelous decor put together by Elegant Affairs Inc. could only be surpassed by the captivating look of our gorgeous Maharani Riddhima. She burst into the scene looking like a vision of beauty after being pampered by Makeup by Anita. The exquisite makeup and sleek hairstyle combined with the fantastic Mehndi designed by Bhavna's Henna and Arts praised the innate beauty of this Maharani. Hands down, a dreamy look for this long-awaited day. For a full reveal of all the beauty and amazingness of this event, hit play below and get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale.

What a lovely film! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new love story, we have prepared something special for you!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Cinematography
season
color
Mehndi Artists: Bhavna’s Henna and Arts | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Anita | Sangeet Venue: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Andalusia | Planning & Design: Ace of Events | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Catering: Chef Gaurav Anand | DJ: HE Events NY | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Studios | Event Designer: Vikram Panicker | Photography: Salwa Photography


Ypsilanti, MI Indian Wedding by Ray Anthony Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! Don' miss Ahimsa & Rishi's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.  

photo #314862
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Outdoor
season
Spring
color
Planning & Design: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Floral & Decor: Utsav Planners,Inc. | DJ: DJ Ice & Fresh Productions | Venues: Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest | Florist: Michael B. Anthony | Garland & Hair Flowers: Aiswarya Flowers | Welcome Sign & Wedding Party Favor Coasters: InstaEtch Studio | Priest: Shastriji Giriswami | Hair: Kim Quraishi | Makeup: Amanie Mokdad | Catering (Mehendi): Taste of India Suvai | Catering (Wedding): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Cake & Treats: Sweet Heather Anne | Cinematography: Media District | Draping/Styling: Ekta Kansara | Mehndi Artist: Ekta Kansara | Wedding Programs: Supriya Kharod | Wedding Favors (Chocolates): Corden Chocolates | Photography: Ray Anthony Photography


Pleasanton, CA Indian Wedding by Wedding Documentary

Happy Monday, ladies! Let's start this week with an extra boost of inspiration by taking a look at the spectacular shots by Wedding Documentary, showcasing Varsha & Nikhil's outdoor wedding celebration! This time around, we are taking you to a Private Residence at Castlewood Country Club to join these lovebirds in their magical journey into a happily ever after. And believe us, you are going to enjoy this marvelous celebration to the fullest. Saba Decor Rentals crafted a marvelous decor while Nazooq Petals took care of the floral arrangements, and this winning combination resulted in a spectacular event like no other we've seen in quite a while! From the outdoor ceremonies to the intimate reception, everything was beautiful beyond words. But nothing compared to the jaw-dropping look of our gorgeous Maharani after being pampered by TM's Makeup Artistry and Pratixa. Hands down, a dreamy look for this ultra special day. If you want to check more of this wedding celebration, don't miss this spectacular gallery. We're sure you will get tons of inspiring ideas from it!

photo #315005
photo #314980
photo #314998
photo #314973
photo #315011
photo #315009
photo #315002
photo #315177
photo #315091
photo #315129
photo #315179
photo #315120
photo #315060
photo #315017
photo #314989

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met for the first time while in grad school in Florida for a game night with a group of friends. We didn’t really keep in touch after that and just followed each other on social media. Three years later we both ended up in California for work. Nikhil saw a story of mine in instagram and dm’d me. We decided to meet eventually and he drove an hour and half to meet me in San Diego. One thing led to the other and here we are :)

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
There was no formal proposal. It was very organic. We just realized we wanted to be with each other for the long run and get married.

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.
Our wedding was initially supposed to happen in Chennai, India. But then 2020 happened. Our parents were pretty sure that they wanted us to go ahead with the wedding even if they couldn’t attend. We initially considered pushing it, but just having no idea when things would get better, we decided to go ahead with the wedding on the planned date, but in California instead. While our parents couldn’t attend we had family in SoCal and in the Bay Area. We finally decided on this beautiful castle like venue in Pleasanton. A friend of mine went to the wedding venue multiple times and FaceTimed me, so that I could tour the place. The actual planning of the wedding took place over four different time zones as my Dad lives in the UAE, my mom and Nikhil’s mom in India, my sister in Toronto and us here in California. My aunt and cousin were instrumental in the whole planning process. They set up this super helpful google doc with options for vendors, websites for and outfits. We could not have pulled this wedding off without them! I used this google doc as my reference and slowly researched about each vendor and fixed on my final vendor list. Another aunt of mine suggested Sri Caterers for food catering. One of the best decisions we made as far as this wedding was concerned. Nikhil and me worked on curating a menu that would have Tamil, Telugu and Kannadiga elements to it. The food turned out to be super aunthentic and tasty. I coordinated with Sania regarding the color scheme and decor over multiple phone calls. Since I was getting everything done from San Diego, I could only connect with my vendors virtually. Our outfits were all ordered online after phone and video calls to the stores that we bought them from in Bangalore. I sent a sample blouse to my aunt and she got my wedding blouses stitched for me in the Bay Area. As far as makeup was concerned, I was basically looking for an artist that would ensure that my makeup looked natural and I looked like myself on my wedding day. Pratixa did a wonderful job with that! I shopped for my accessories online at Vriksham. They helped me put together the right accessories that would suit both my sarees. Sarees and accessories all had to be approved by my sister. She is always my go to for anything related to clothes and fashion :)  Photography, Videography and live-streaming was very important to us as our parents would not be there physically for the wedding. After going through various portfolios and live-streaming links, we decided on Wedding Documentary. We don’t regret that decision one bit. Everyone was all praise for the streaming and we love our wedding videos and photos. For the wedding background music, we requested people in singers in our families to record and send it to us. So it truly felt very personal.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I just knew I wanted one of my outfits to be a blush pink saree and I found the perfect one at Janardhana Silks.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Having done everything virtually and seeing it all come to fruition on the wedding day was the best part. It turned out exactly as we had planned.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everyone loved the venue and the food :) I think another aspect of the wedding, the guests appreciated were the personalized gift bags we ordered on Etsy with each of the wedding guest’s name etched on it.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The Saptapadi. That moment was beautiful. With Sita Kalyanam sung by Nikhil’s mom playing in the background :)

But to me the most special part of the wedding was that involved the efforts of so many people. We could not have pulled any of this off without our family and friends. While our parents couldn’t  make it to the wedding physically, they were involved in every aspect of the planning and were present throughout virtually.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There will be moments when you will be extremely overwhelmed or frustrated during the planning. Make sure you have your closest friends or family on speed dial for those moments! Definitely helps to vent every now and then :) But seriously, just trust that everything will work out in the end! You have probably already taken care of anything that was in your control.

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 for more!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Outdoor
season
Winter
color
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence at Castlewood Country Club | Decor: Saba Decor Rentals | Floral: Nazooq Petals | Hair & Makeup: TM's Makeup Artistry | Hair & Makeup: Pratixa | Catering: Sri Catering | Photography: Wedding Documentary


Cincinnati, OH Indian Wedding by Bambino International

Guess what, ladies? It is time for a new wedding! So, come and join us while we unveil all the amazingness surrounding Nikita & Aditya's wedding celebration. Right from the start, we have to say that blood, sweat, and tears were put in to get this COVID wedding come to life in just two months. So, big kudos to all the fantastic vendors involved in making this wedding possible! The ceremony, hosted at the Manor House, was a cornucopia of beauty, elegance, and traditional flair! From the fantastic decor crafted by B3 Event Management to the flawless looks of our lovebirds, there was plenty to admire! Maharani Nikita had all eyes on her as she burst into the scene looking like a goddess thanks to Nina Khan, who took care of her beauty needs. In the fashion department, Maharani Fashions dressed her in a fashionable lengha that still has us sighing! And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind the spectacular Mehndi, it is none other than Ila Shah! Hands down, this was a celebration to remember! But don't take our word, check the fabulous shots captured by Bambino International in today's spectacular gallery, and get ready to be amazed!

photo #315172
photo #315106
photo #315174
photo #315164
photo #315163
photo #315071
photo #315173
photo #315124
photo #315156
photo #315147
photo #315141
photo #315168

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband at a party my junior year of college (his senior year). We had mutual friends all throughout college but it just took us a while to meet. He fell for me instantly! And although it took me a few weeks to agree to go out with him, once I did, I fell for him very hard! I would bake him cookies and make excuses to see him around campus. He would do my homework and shower me with flowers and gifts. It only took about 4 months into dating when on my 21st birthday he fake proposed to me with a ring pop. That moment we knew we would be together forever and that he was “the one”.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
By the time we were ready to get engaged to be married, I was still living in the US and Aditya had moved back to India, Between being very busy with my job and his, Aditya surprised me with a long weekend trio to Dubai! He booked the Shangri-La Hotel for us, took me around the city, and one day that weekend he rented us a Yacht. The Yacht went around the Arabian Sea to the Atlantis Hotel and back. As soon as we got to the hotel front, Aditya took me to the front of the boat, and at midnight, he kneeled down and asked me to marry him! It was magical!!

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.
Our wedding was originally supposed to be a 1,000 person wedding in Mumbai. However, with Covid we had to re-plan last minute. 2 months before our wedding, we decided to have it in Cincinnati (where I am from). SO planning was STRESSFUL because it was my parents and I doing everything ourselves. The venue was the hardest decision at first but we could not have been happier choosing Manor House. The room had glass cielings and walls so the sunlight coming in the day of the wedding was incredible. Every decision after that (including hair, makeup, decor) was made probably 2 weeks before the wedding! I was too nervous to book anything with Covid and Covid regulations rapidly changing in November. However, the decisions I ended up making couldn’t have been better. When I walked into the venue at 5am that morning, tears rolled down my eyes seeing the flowers and decor. The decorations were perfect!! My hair and makeup also was perfect. Nina Khan worked her magic and made me look better than I ever imagined.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
It was stressful selecting my bridal lengha! I was supposed to do some lavish shopping in Mumbai. This turned into a last minute trip to New Jersey to find something as quick as possible. I originally thought of wearing light pink for my day. However, walking through stores, I couldn’t imagine losing my opportunity to wear red. It’s every India girl’s moment to be in this color and shine. And lucky for me, the first store I walked into had a great option!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was making creative decisions with my mom. When she got married, her family made all of the decisions for her. So to see her getting exciting making decisions and choosing things she likes made me so happy! Even after I chose the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to, my mom had different ideas. But the songs she chose made her so happy that I went with them!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests LOVED the venue and the decorations. B3E did a great job planning and decorating.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I think walking down the aisle was one of the most special moments. Seeing my mom and dad tear up as I walked down meant to world to me. Aditya also had the biggest smile on his face!

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 the mini lunch reception after, we had lunch, did speeches, cut our cake, and had our first dance. Unfortunately, 2 weeks before the wedding, dancing was outlawed by the government due to covid. The decor stayed the same as the ceremony and did a quick transformation to add place settings and remove chairs. For our first dance, midway through, Aditya and I grabbed his mom and my dad and danced with them too. This brough the biggest smile to their faces!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice is to not stress about so many details! At the end of the day, the only thing that mattered to me is what I wore, how my hair/makeup looked, the photographer, and of course getting married! Honestly, at the end of the day my biggest feeling was relief! I was just so relieved that I was finally married to the love of my life - what I wanted all along.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We had matching masks made with our hashtag on them for all of our guests! We got customized hand sanitizers too!
We only had 25 guests who all quarantined and got tested for our day. Aditya and his family flew in all the way from India. We could not have been more grateful for this!

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

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
hindu
season
Autumn
color
Sangeet Venue: Nikita’s Home | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Manor House | Planning & Design: B3 Event Management | Floral & Decor: B3 Event Management | Hair & Makeup: Nina Khan | Catering: Jeet India | DJ: Djjoflow | Baraat: Djjoflow | Bridal Fashions: Maharani Fashions | Cake & Treats: A Spoon Fulla Sugar | Cinematography: Bambino International | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Nina Khan | Event Designer: B3 Event Management | Mehndi Artist: Ila Shah | Photography: Bambino International


Your Very Much Anticipated Dream Wedding Awaits At AMResorts!

Finding the perfect venue for your destination South Asian wedding can be tough, especially when you throw the pandemic into the mix. With AMResorts' collection of all-inclusive luxury resort destinations, each with its own unique personality, planning a wedding has never been easier. All of their resorts feature sun-soaked beaches, elegant accommodations, a world-class spa, gourmet dining, unlimited premium drinks, and many other pampering amenities.

And best of all Maharanis, several of their resorts offer on-site wedding coordinators certified in South Asian customs, expertly blending heritage, style, and flawless execution to create your personalized, dream come true wedding celebration.

At AMResorts, South Asian weddings are exquisite destination occasions designed around the significance of the festivities and the integrity of traditions important to the couple and family. All taking place at your choice of breathtaking, beachfront resorts that are the perfect sun-soaked backdrop for an unforgettable celebration of any size.

AMResorts' full list of certified resorts in South Asian wedding ceremonies can be found right here!

AMResorts makes it a breeze for couples to plan their destination Indian weddings. They offer two completely customizable South Asian wedding packages so that couples can infuse their own tastes and preferences into their wedding celebration.

The Shaadi Package is a truly authentic and time-honored wedding celebration, offering a three-day, six-event Indian wedding extravaganza!

For a modern take on tradition, the Dulha & Dulhan package offers a two-day celebration of the couple boasting five events.

Either way, you simply can’t go wrong!

Recently, AMResorts launched another wedding package for couples who had to unexpectedly change their plans or are looking for a more exclusive celebration due to the pandemic. The Intimate Wedding package provides everything you need for a luxurious and responsible celebration for up to 14 guests. This package includes: Personal touch of an on-site wedding coordinator, a symbolic, socially-distant ceremony, masks, and hand sanitizer for up to 14 guests, flowers, dinner, and cake with photography to capture all the memories, luxurious exclusive amenities for the newlyweds, and best of all, relive all the wedding magic with their complimentary anniversary nights!

photo #314716
photo #314710
photo #314719
photo #314727
photo #314709
photo #314726
photo #314717

Sand on between your toes, sun-kissed shoulders, and a dreamy ocean breeze awaits for your Indian wedding at AMResorts!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Sponsored
season
color


SORT POST BY:

categories tags color categories

LANGUAGES

© 2021 Maharani Weddings | all right reserved