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Downers Grove, IL Indian Wedding by Diego Stuart Films

Hello, darlings! We are glad to have you back because we were dying to share Reshma & Narayan's wedding film with you. So get ready to be amazed! We are starting this Wednesday by looking at the cinematographic delight captured by none other than the highly talented team from Diego Stuart Films. And right from the bat, we have to say that this wedding officiated at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton - Downers Grove is like no other you've seen in quite a while! The bold colors, the tantalizing fashion wear, and of course, the image after image of eye candy; made this event a one of a kind! The decor team from the Doubletree Suites by Hilton - Downers Grove set the mood of this long-awaited day, with a soft-colored decor that made everyone sigh! The wall of flowers, the traditional fabrics, and the heavenly Mandap were a perfect combination to take this event to the next level. Although this setting was fantastic, it was the presence of our two lovebirds that stole the show! Reshma & Narayan combined the traditional Indian flair with a modern and fashionable style, resulting in a fantastic look that we all loved! After the ceremony, everyone celebrated the newlyweds with a fabulous reception party enlivened by DJ Illest, and all we have to say is that it was a night to remember! If you want to dive into this lovely story, don't think twice and hit the play icon below!

What a visual delight, ladies! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.

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Atlanta, GA Styled Shoot by Ember Studio

Good morning, ladies! Get ready to let your bridal inspiration flow with today's Platnum Guide Blog.

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Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Ami | Model: Karishma Amin | Model: Shrimi | Model: Megha Soor | Venue: The Carlyle | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Amina Events | Wardrobe/Styling: Anokhi Ada | Creative Director: Krupa Bhatia | Photography: Ember Studio


Pennsauken, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Deepak Patel

Happy Monday, ladies! We are excited to start this new week by sharing Aarya & Vishesh's love story with you. And get ready, because these lovebirds' wedding packs tons of inspiring ideas and fairy tale finery to admire. So without further ado, let's jump right into it! Held at The Regal Banquets Hall, this wedding celebration overflowed with beauty, charm, and above all, lots of love! For this long-awaited day, both our lovebirds looked elegant and fashionably! However, it was our gorgeous Aarya who stole the night! She looked breathtaking in her traditional purple lengha with golden embroidery, designed by the all-famous Sabyasachi. Bride's mom, Munira Mehta, complemented this head-turning attire with a sleek hairstyle and a glamorous makeup that combined to perfection with the artistic Mehndi designed by Rati Lilani! The cherry on top of this awe-inspiring look was the dazzling jewelry from Tyaani Fine Jewellery's collection, and oh boy, every accessory was exquisite. The final result: A dreamy look that exceeded all expectations! Hands down, this was the wedding Vishesh & Aarya always imagined. And thanks to the remarkable work of Deepak Patel, we get to enjoy this magnificent ceremony just as if we were there. Ladies, if you can't get enough of this wedding, head into our full gallery for more details that will surely make your heart melt with tenderness and joy.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met him through a common friend and he added me on Facebook. Vishesh was trying to play the cupid, but things turned around and we started talking a lot more. It was long distance - I was in America and he was in Mumbai, India. There was no intention of dating because we are two very different people - he's the mischievous one and I'm calmer. But as they say, destiny played its role. It all started with phone calls, skype (Trust me, I have ditched him so many times initially), BBM (old school days) before we had what's app calls, etc. I think it was 2012 Valentines Day, he bought me a rose on skype and we video called for 6-7 hours that's when we knew we liked each other and realized we are dating. I saw him for the first time in April 2012 and we've never looked back. We'd meet every 4-5 months - but we never questioned each other if it was worth it, we knew it was! 2 years ago he moved to the States for his Master's degree and I moved to medical school but the 4-hour flights are better than the 16-hour ones. Its been 8.5 years of togetherness, and we've never been so sure of something and decided to get married. So it took a friend request, 8 years of long-distance, virtual dates, and a strong belief in our love to be where we are today.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We used to talk a lot, became friends, and realized we are dating each other. We've traveled a lot together including visiting the most romantic place in this world - Paris and he still hasn't proposed, but there's no way he's getting out of this - I'm still waiting for it and it's got to be fondue-levels of cheesiness!. 
 
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.
We had about 3 months roughly in our hands to plan the entire wedding and choose the vendors. I have my little puppy and wanted to make sure he was allowed at the venue. After a lot of research, we found Regal Banquets, NJ that allowed my puppy inside the venue. Since it was a fusion wedding, we went with the western formal theme of dresses and suits. My mom is a professional hair & makeup artist so I knew I wanted her to do my hair and make-up. My outfit was picked from India and his outfit was from Hugo Boss and Burberry. We decided for the Dholi at the last minute and luckily he was available. My husband didn't want a layered cake so we went with three different flavored cakes - chocolate, pineapple, carrot set next to each other. I knew the DJ beforehand from my other parties, and he knew the taste of music we had and stuck to it. My aunt officiated our wedding, which made it special. It was all my parents and my husband who finalized everything for the D-Day because I was in medical school. All in all I would say, we were happy and thankful to the vendors for helping us get through the day. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was in medical school and couldn't go to India so my parents and aunt went to Mumbai, India to shop for the wedding dress. As a child, I always wanted a Sabyasachi outfit. Since this was a fusion wedding, I decided to go the non-traditional way and opt for a gown with a long trail and veil. I was definitely hesitant to go with the purple color because it's not often you see this on brides, but after a lot of convincing, I chose the deep purple color. I saw the outfits over FaceTime and trusted my mom and aunt for sizing and other minor details. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
With limited time in hand and me not being around, we had to do everything quickly, but the most lovable part was disclosing the wedding announcements to our family and friends.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had the dholi at the wedding to which people danced. He entertained all the guests and to a point everyone was on the dance floor. 
 
Was there a really special moment at your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Unlike most Indian weddings, we decided to have a small fusion wedding with 50 people for now with just our close friends and family who flew from different destinations. It made the ceremony more special and meaningful and we got to spend time and enjoy with our loved ones. We danced on the song Raabta, which is our song from our dating days. 
 
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.
A day before the ceremony we had a Couple's Shower and Mehendi at my parent's backyard. It was a Hawaiian theme so we decorated everything with leaves, shacks, and coconuts. The guests were in summer floral shirts and dresses. Vishesh and I opted to wear something indowestern to stand out in the crowd. I opted for floral jewelry to go with my outfit. We had games, dancing, cake cutting, and live BBQ. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It will all be fine. Just take a deep breathe in. Relax and go with the flow and enjoy the moment because you're not going to have it back again. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I opted for the wedding jewelry from Tyaani Jewelry by Karan Johar in Mumbai, India. It is a real polki set with uncut diamonds in baby pink and for my hands, I opted to wear my grandmother's heritage gold bangles. For the cake, we did fresh edible orchids that matched the decor and our outfits. Since it was a fusion wedding, we had the garland exchange ceremony, kanyadaan, and a sand ceremony - a tradition we decided to go for where I put a color of sand and Vishesh put his color of sand to signify our individuality and together we put a third color of sand to signify us coming together and blending in with each other.

Have a great rest of the day, darlings, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!
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Ceremony Venue: Regal Banquets Hall | Hair & Makeup: Munira Mehta (Bride's Mom) | DJ: Diamond DJ’s | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi | Bridal Jewelry: Tyaani Fine Jewellery | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Mehndi Artist: Rati Lilani | Groom’s Outfit: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Outfit: Burberry | Minister: Nancy Mateo | Dholi: Madi Singh | Photography: Deepak Patel


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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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!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nitin and I met through a dating website called “The League.” While I was somewhat skeptical that I would meet “the one” through a dating website, I thought it was worth a shot. Unfortunately, Nitin had been told by his sister to not look too overeager, and it took him a month to ask me out! I kept thinking “I’m done with this guy if he doesn’t ask me on a date” but then he would say something funny or cute, and I had to give him a little more time. After a few months of going on dates, we went to the movies to watch a Bollywood film, and we were cracking each other up in line for the snacks. I thought “if we can have this much fun just waiting on line for a movie, we can have fun anywhere.”
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Through a combination of deduction, seeing a Google Chrome tab open on his phone and a girls trip that got cancelled, I figured out that Nitin was going to propose to me on our “dating anniversary” at the Upper East Side restaurant Daniel. Nitin knew that I had a dream wedding ring picked out but he got a pair of earrings to propose with so that I could design my ring, so I knew something was up when I spotted the earrings on his phone. Daniel being the romantic spot that it is, and on a special date had my mind thinking we were getting engaged there, so I would mention in the days leading up to the date “I know you’re proposing to me with earrings at Daniel on Friday night.” What I didn’t know was that he managed a few surprises in that. First, he had my friend take me out before the dinner and convince me that because I had guessed the proposal, he cancelled the plan and was just taking me to anniversary dinner. He then planned for a bunch of our close friends to be on the roof of my apartment for a surprise engagement night party. Once at the restaurant, the wine and food were flowing and he got down on one knee while the waiter took photos…and didn’t propose! He told me that since I figured out the plan, and that he wanted it to be a surprise, he was not going to propose just yet. He gave me the earrings as an anniversary gift, and I thought “OK, it’s not tonight but it will be soon.” I then noticed Nitin looking around, and I jokingly said “are you looking for my Mom?” because I had told Nitin before that after getting engaged, I always wanted my Mom to be there. Nitin told me that my parents were not in the city, as they had another party to go to. Once I heard that, I started crying. Nitin of course got a little worried that I was crying so much, and he told me the waiters were taking us to a lounge area to have champagne and dessert for our anniversary. Tearfully, I followed Nitin into the lounge where I found our parents and our siblings who toasted us. Before I knew it, Nitin was on his knees for the second time, this time with a ring, and he said “I told you that I wouldn’t make you wait long. Sandhya, will you marry me.” And not to ruin the suspense, but I 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.
Planning a wedding, especially an Indian wedding, is never really easy. In 2020, with the global pandemic, it added a new level to how trying the whole process could be! There were many late nights of calls, analyzing contracts, and just wondering if we could even have the wedding at all. As New Jersey state restrictions limited the number of people indoors, we had to move the ceremony outdoors and limit the number of guests, which meant 3 weeks before the date we had to move to an entirely new venue! I was very lucky to have our good family friend and wedding planning superstar Urvashi Mishra by my side during the whole experience, as she helped me walk through the whole replanning. For the sake of safety, we postponed the reception and other events to our 1 year anniversary next year, so in a way the wedding festivities have not ended yet! Finally, when the day actually came, the venue, hair and makeup, and décor all looked more incredible than we could have ever imagined. It was like being in a dream, and Nitin and I couldn’t believe how lucky we were to be married in the midst of such beauty. None of it would have been possible without Urvashi and our other wonderful vendors: Abhishek Decorators, DNS Event Solutions, Ami Photography, Jay Arora Photography, the Sheraton Mahwah and so many more. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My first plan was to wear mom’s wedding lehenga, which we took to India in early 2020. The plan was for it to be repolished and tailored by our tailor in Delhi, and to buy a deep rose gold lehenga for my reception. However, when we came back to the States and were shipped the clothes we had made in India, my reception lehenga arrived but in the wrong color! Blush pink instead of deep rose gold! But something totally unexpected happened – I fell in love with the pink lehenga once I saw it. In fact, I loved it so much that I made the reception lehenga my wedding lehenga (an easy choice since the reception was postponed for 1 year due to COVID). I did also manage to get the wonderful emotional significance of wearing something from my mom’s wedding, though. For one of the pre-wedding events, my Mom gave me a lehenga that she had made out of a sari her Dad gifted her at her own wedding. In the end, it all worked out amazingly and I couldn’t be happier.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
One of the parts of wedding planning I do miss is the trip I took with my Mom and Nitin to India at the start of the year. The shopping in Delhi filled our days, and especially was amazing for me to spend so much time with my Grandmother – she was on her feet with us all day, and probably had more energy than all of us at when we got back to our hotel at the end of each day! Nitin and I also got to visit his Grandmother and family in Bangalore which was fun because we were attending his cousin’s wedding there. It was beautiful to see an Indian wedding in India as I was planning my Indian wedding in America. The trip is extra special in my memory because neither of our Grandmothers in India were able to attend our ceremony in person due to the pandemic, so we will always cherish the memories of our trip, and look forward to visiting them again in India when we can.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
After the wedding, I heard from so many of the guests that they loved the ceremony, and they cited all sorts of different things. Some loved the custom protective face masks we provided our guests, designed by me and hand crafted in India just for our event. Many told me they loved the detailed program which I designed with my sister in law to explain all the different rituals and their significance, allowing our friends and family to follow along and understand each step of the way. Others loved the individual servings of Indian ice cream we provided during a break in the ceremony when I changed clothes from my lehenga to my sari. But above all the logistics, what our guests and I loved most were the beautiful vows Nitin wrote.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The first thing that comes to mind is the vows. They were a chance for us to share how incredible the moment was and how deeply in love we were feeling – the emotions were heightened, and I could feel all the love in the air.
 
We also held a small party for family and close friends on the Friday before the ceremony, where I surprised Nitin by doing a choreographed dance medley to several of our favorite Bollywood hits. Watching his eyes light up and seeing him sway and mouth the words, I could tell he was shocked, overjoyed, and so excited. He couldn’t help himself and even came on the floor in the middle of the performance get in on the fun!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The first thing I’d say is: there’s no such thing as standard or normal or wedding etiquette anymore. You can’t be ruled by what you think you’re supposed to do, or what some people might expect. The most important thing when you look back on your wedding is to know that you put together an event that lines up with what you, your husband, and your families really want and what makes you happy. Also if you can I’d strongly recommend having someone who is a dedicated “day of” coordinator. There will be so much going through your head on the wedding day, having someone who is focused on all the little things so that you can think about and feel the big things lets you enjoy the day more. And if you hire an amazing wedding planner like Urvashi everything will be taken care of before you even have to ask, and the day will feel like it’s supposed to feel: like magic.
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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


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