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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.

Carrollton, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Hello there, ladies! Head over to our Platinum Guide Blog to enjoy Ziyana & Prem's lovely wedding!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband on Dil Mil. He was living in NY at the time and we matched and talked for a bit and the conversation died down. Then months later we reconnected and started talking again. He flew down to Dallas to see me and it’s been history since.
 
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So every time he came to Dallas he took me to a random restaurant for date night. He never told me where we were going but he would always tell me how to dress. In October 2018 he told me he’s going to take me to a fancy restaurant and he told me to dress up. I’m extra so he didn’t have to tell me twice. I texted my friend Chippi a dress that I found and she straight up said it’s ugly. She made me change into something else. You’d think I would have some idea now but nope. So I finally wore the outfit chippi agreed on. He took me to reunion tower and after dinner he told me let’s go up and see the view. I was like no I don’t want to mess up my hair but he insisted that we do. Me being the clueless person I am was annoyed and said ok fine but I would be mad if I messed up my hair. We went up there and when he went down on one knee I said omg yes and tried to snatch the ring from him. I freaked out for sure and before he could ask I kept saying yes. He finally asked in between my screaming and my brother, his sister and her husband, my best friend, Prem’s best friend and his wife, my cousins and most of my friends flew in to surprise me. I was in so much shock I didn’t even know what was going on for a while. When I finally came to my senses I freaked out again because everyone was there. It was a surprise proposal for sure. He did good
 
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.
Planning was the most stressful part. I had a great planner and if it wasn’t for Shelley I would’ve been lost. All my vendors were so great and I can’t say enough things about them. I knew Riz before the wedding and one of the first people I called was Riz and he was super helpful. For makeup I was super picky and I went with Ishnae and omg they’re the sweetest people you’ll meet. They book up so quick and I literally booked them before I booked my venue. For decor we went with alpha and I was blown away when I walked into my reception hall because they went above and beyond. We picked Vinnie from VEK photo for photos and he’s very well known and he helped us get our videographer Ali from Aria. Ali and Vinnie are definitely considered the A team.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to India for wedding shopping. I got a South Indian Saree for the wedding and that was all my mom. She helped me pick it out. The reception lehnga was a huge mess since I picked it out from India. I got it from India but after I got back home I hated it. A few weeks before the wedding I found this Instagram page named mayasboutique and I got in touch with the owner Jenny and she helped me pick out my reception lehnga. It was so pretty and Jenny was super helpful. I wanted to stay away from red for reception but this lehnga was so pretty I ended up wearing red. I also ended up getting my mehndi outfit from her. My whole decor was peach and gold. The bridesmaids wore peach lehnga and the groomsmen wore peach tie and socks.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part definitely have to be shopping. I had so much fun picking out outfits for the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids had two outfits. They wore traditional kasavu Saree and jewelry for the ceremony and for reception they switched to a lehnga. I custom made the lehnga in India and it was the best. I picked out the fabric and stitched the outfits for them. I also picked out their jewelry and it was honestly so much fun. For ceremony the groomsmen wore peach kurta with mundu and they all looked super traditional and for reception they wore a suit that my husband picked out. We had our little ring beaters wear matching mundu and kurta with the groomsmen which was so cute. The junior bridesmaids wore red outfit to match with the bridesmaids blouse in the morning. Dressing up the bridal party was my most favorite part about the wedding for sure.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
DJ! Everyone loved Riz and Freddy. They kept the crowd entertained all night. Prem’s friends from NY raved about how great the DJ was. Everyone raved about the food too. My family friend Sunny uncle from India garden catered and everyone kept saying how great the food was. I’ve known sunny uncle since I was a kid and he went above and beyond for us. Also, we had a taco truck to end the night and everyone kept saying how that was something different they’ve never seen before.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The actual ceremony part for sure. It was something special for both of us and we loved how traditional it was. Prem wrote me a letter and I didn’t expect to cry so much as I did. It was so sweet and I definitely messed up my makeup.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don’t stress. Everything would be ok. Nobody is going to remember the small details and everyone is going to remember how happy you were. Hire a planner!! Don’t cut cost on that please. I was happy because the day of my wedding because I knew “Shelley got it”
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I’m a huge fan of Disney movies. When we started dating we used to love watching beauty and the beast. I told my henna artist Samira who is very very talented that I love the movie. She actually drew beauty and the beast on my henna. Everyone who saw it was amazed by how perfect it was.
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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Mehndi Artists: Samira's Henna Designs | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Draping/Styling: JJ Drapes | Cinematographer: Aria Cinema Films | Photographer: Vek Photo | Ceremony Venue: Sri Guruvayurappan Temple of Dallas | Reception Venue: Omni Mandalay Las Colinas | Planning & Design: Shelley K Events | Floral & Decor: Alpha Décor | Hair & Makeup: Ishnae & Co | Catering (Dinner): India Garden Dallas | Catering (Lunch): Saravanaa Bhavan | Bridal Fashions: Mayas Desi Boutique Dallas | Bridal Fashions: Kalyan's India | Bridal Jewelry: Bhima Jewelery | Bridal Jewelry: Kalyan Jewellers | Cake & Treats: Fancy Cakes By Lauren | Photo Booth: Social Production Photo Booths | Transportation: Prime Limo & Car Services | After Party Taco Truck: Tacos El Pueblo


Woodbridge, NJ Pakistani Wedding by John Martin Productions

Happy Monday, ladies! It is time to dive into a new love story! So get ready to enjoy this cornucopia of emotions and traditional flair brought to you thanks to the visual delights captured by John Martin Productions. Today, we are taking a look at all the beauty surrounding Bushra & Reyaz's Pakistani Wedding, and believe us; you are going to love every bit of it! Thoroughly planned and orchestrated by our lovely Bushra herself, and officiated at the bride and groom's house, this intimate and swoon-worthy wedding celebration is unlike anything you've seen in quite a while. Right from the start, we have to say that we absolutely loved the soft-colored decor crafted by Aishas Wedding Decor that mirrored the drop-dead gorgeous look from our gorgeous Maharani Bushra. This lovely setting created beautiful and charming scenes that seemed like taken from the pages of a fairytale. This lovely couple tied the knot and proceeded to exchange the rings that symbolized their eternal love and commitment to a lifetime of marriage. And we cannot stop thinking about how lucky they are for spending the rest of their lives with the one they love! After the ceremony, everyone gathered at the Lake Chateau Banquets to celebrate this lovebirds' life milestone with a fabulous reception party that everyone enjoyed. Darlings, if you were captivated by this enchanting celebration and want to see more about it, don't miss today's spectacular gallery. We are sure that it will take your breath away!

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We are still blown-away over all the beauty that surrounded this wedding celebration! If you want to check more stories like this one, make sure to join us tomorrow. We have new stories every day! 

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Floral & Decor: Aishas Wedding Decor | Photography: John Martin Productions | Cinematography: John Martin Productions | Ceremony Venue: Bride and Groom's House | Reception Venue: Lake Chateau Banquets | Planning & Design: Bushra Imran - Self-Planned | Catering: Lake Chateau Banquets


Scottsdale, AZ Indian Fusion Wedding by Ushna Khan Photography

Good morning, ladies! If you are a wedding aficionado like we are, you will be thrilled to know that today's story featured in our Video Blog a couple of days ago. So, don't forget to take a look at the fantastic cinematography created by SkyPoint Productions. Today, we are revising this story thanks to Ushna Khan Photography, who shared the visual masterpieces captured during Khushma & Austin's multicultural wedding extravaganza celebrated at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Right from the start, we have to say that this life-changing event was all a perfect combination of tradition and elegance that we are sure you are going to love! And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind such ideal planning and execution of this event, it is none other than Apropos Creations. Every time we have this fantastic team around, we always end up in utter amazement, and this time was no exception. The decor was in charge of Festive Rents, and all we have to say is that they created marvelous sceneries that exceeded all expectations. On the beauty department, Makiaj Beauty created dreamy looks for our gorgeous Maharani while Henna by Purvi designed a marvelous Mehndi that we all loved so much! Ladies, if this wedding celebration made you want to start planning your wedding, contact Customizing Creativity and start working on your wedding invites! They did an outstanding job crafting Khushma & Austin's Invitations & Wedding Stationery, and we are sure they will do an excellent job with yours as well! In the meantime, make sure to check today's full gallery to end this with a flourish! You are going to love it, and it will make your inspiration fly!

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What a great love story, isn't it ladies? For more stories like this one, make sure to join us on Monday!

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Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Customizing Creativity | Planning & Design: Apropos Creations | Venue: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Floral & Decor: Festive Rents | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | DJ: Hyper Productions DJ's | Baraat: Hyper Productions DJ's | Cake & Treats: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Cinematography: SkyPoint Productions | Lighting: Hyper Productions DJ's | Photo Booth: Pix'd Me | Rentals: Inner Space Design Group | Rentals: AZ Retro Rentals | Photography: Ushna Khan Photography


Huntsville, AL Indian Fusion Wedding by Castaldo Studio

Ladies, don't miss Aparajita & Grey's fabulous wedding bash in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Grey and I met in college when we were both in Concert choir and an a cappella group together. We were friends for years and I always say that is the foundation of our friendship. A few months after college we started officially dating and it was definitely work with me applying for medical school, him pursuing the military, and both of us living in separate cities. I think I knew he was “the one” when he left for basic training for 4 months. We were only able to talk twice on the phone during that time but we wrote letters to each other to keep in touch. I knew then that I never wanted to be without him again for the rest of my life!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I was doing my surgery acting internship at UAB on Cinco De Mayo. My friend told me that her parents wanted to take us out for her pharmacy school graduation so as soon as I got done at the hospital I had intentions to rush home to change. I may have made a detour to get margaritas (because it was Cinco De Mayo)! Of course I insisted on napping when I got back to my apartment but Grey kept his cool the whole time. When we finally got to the restaurant, we went out to this beautiful back patio and that’s when he proposed! What was so special was that my family, his family, and a couple of my close friends were all hiding in the back patio and came out to surprise me! He even had my friends bring me things to do my nails because I couldn’t have my nails done on my surgery rotation. He truly thought of everything.
 
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.
My venue was Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama. I had been to so many weddings here growing up that it was surreal to see how it was transformed into my vision of my special day.
All of my Indian outfits were purchased during a December trip to India. We shopped in Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai. The experience was so amazing and my husband actually came with us for a bit of the trip and got to see India for the first time! I was able to hand pick and alter or design all of my outfits which was very special.
My makeup artist was Maleigh McCloy who is based out of my hometown of Madison, Al. I stumbled upon Maleigh's makeup page on Instagram and immediately saw the talent she had for creating stunning makeup looks. She did my makeup for my engagement party and it was FLAWLESS. I knew she would be the perfect choice for my wedding. She managed to pull off 4 separate looks for the weekend with absolute perfection in addition helping out with some of my family's makeup as well.
My hair was by Gwyneth Morales based out of Birmingham, Al. I have been going to Gwyn for a few years now to get my hair cut and colored so I knew she would be someone I could 100% trust with my hair for my wedding. She went ABOVE AND BEYOND for my wedding weekend. We had multiple trials so she could get used to the jewelry and other accessories. She even had her mom sew in clips to my wedding dupatta so it would not fall off my head! I truly was so lucky to have her as my hair stylist.
My decor was done by Mital Dodhia with Myar Decor. Mital and I immediately clicked when we realized we both had similar taste for decor. Simple, elegant, traditional, with a contemporary twist. Her ideas were more than I could have ever even dreamed of. She flawlessly executed transitioning between the American ceremony and the more traditional Indian ceremonies. Her team was even able to build me a custom bar for my backyard Sangeet. She created the absolute perfect backdrop for the best weekend ever!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal dress was from David's bridal in Birmingham. I knew that I wanted to get somethings simple and elegant that would juxtapose well against the lavish Indian outfits and that would not break the bank (as I would only be wearing it for our morning ceremony). I fell in love with a v-neck, A-line dress that had POCKETS! It made me feel so beautiful and confident!
My Hindu ceremony wedding dress was from Kolkata. IBengali brides traditionally wear red Banarasi saris for their ceremonies.I had always wanted to wear a lehenga for my wedding and I was able to find fabric that was beaded in a Banarasi print which I made into my lehenga. I wanted my blouse to be simple so that my jewelry would stand out. The designers in Kolkata were able to dye the fabric to the perfect red color and make my dream lehenga come to life!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the process was having my whole family help with all aspects of the wedding. From designing our signs, to choreographing for the sangeet, my family and close family friends were so incredibly helpful. There were times that I was feeling very overwhelmed because in addition to planning a wedding I was also applying and matching into residency, having to prepare to move to a different state, and having to buy a house to live in for the next 5 years while I'm in residency. My family did everything they could to help my out when I needed it. I also loved getting to celebrate our engagement and bridal showers with my aunties and uncles!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We were so lucky to hear so many compliments about things that people enjoyed about the wedding. People LOVED the food from Kabobish. They went above and beyond to provide an amazing menu for us. I also have heard so many compliments about the decor! A lot of future brides have reached out to me and I have recommended Myar decor whole heatedly to them!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It is so hard to pick just one. A truly special moment was getting to enjoy the Sangeet performances. Seeing all the hard work my aunties, uncles, family members, and friends put into dancing and singing still brings so much joy into my heart. I am so lucky to have such a loving community who would work so hard to make my sangeet unforgettable. An especially sentimental moment was when my Dad surprised me bringing me on stage to sing Akele Hum Akele Tum with him. This was a song that I sang with him when I was 3 years old on stage for the first time. We sang the song after the video of the original performance played for everyone. I barely made it through the song and definitely shed some tears along the way, but it made for such a perfect memory of that night!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process!! Wedding blues after your wedding is over is a real thing. It is so easy to get consumed with things that don't go right or with hitting deadlines and making decisions that you lose sight of the big picture. You will remember your wedding day forever,  but the memories of planning the wedding are such a huge part of the memories you will create. Surround yourself with supportive people and have the best time!!
 
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DJ: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Von Braun Center | Floral & Decor: Myar Décor | Hair: Gwyneth Morales | MUA: MLAartistry | Catering: Kabob-ish | Baraat (Dholi): Jaskaran Singh | Cinematography: Castaldo Studio | Mehndi Artist: Maitri Modi - Maitri's Creations | Tent Rental: Special Occasions Birmingham | Local Rental: All Needz Rental | Photography: Castaldo Studio


Scottsdale, AZ Indian Fusion Wedding by SkyPoint Productions

Hello, beautiful Maharanis! We are glad you could join us today because we were dying to share Khushma & Austin's fusion wedding bash with all of you. This celebration packs all the things we love, so you definitely want to check it out! We are starting this Wednesday by taking you on a visual trip to The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch thanks to the cinematographic delight captured by SkyPoint Productions. And oh boy, this cinematographic studio did such a fantastic job that we almost feel as if we were there enjoying every moment of this spectacular celebration thoroughly planned by Apropos Creations! The jaw-dropping decor crafted by Festive Rents mirrored the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Khushma, who looked like a goddess after being pampered by Makiaj Beauty. But that is not all! She took her bridal look to the next level with a fabulous Mehndi designed by Henna by Purvi, and we loved it so much that we were rendered speechless! Ladies, if you love wedding celebrations as much as we do, wait no more and hit the play icon below. After seeing this marvelous celebration, you will want to start planning your ultimate dream wedding and start sending invites to all your family and closest friends. So, make sure to remember this name: Customizing Creativity. They are the masterminds behind Khushma & Austin's Wedding Invitations & Wedding Stationery, and they did such a fantastic job that we are sure you'll want to count on them!

After seeing this spectacular film, we need a moment to catch our breath! But make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

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Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Customizing Creativity | Planning & Design: Apropos Creations | Venue: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Floral & Decor: Festive Rents | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | DJ: Hyper Productions DJ's | Baraat: Hyper Productions DJ's | Cake & Treats: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Cinematography: SkyPoint Productions | Lighting: Hyper Productions DJ's | Photo Booth: Pix'd Me | Rentals: Inner Space Design Group | Rentals: AZ Retro Rentals | Photography: Ushna Khan Photography


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