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Glencove, NY Sikh Wedding by Vaaho Photography

Get ready to enjoy Evani & Gurpal's intimate wedding celebration in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my groom through my sister and his brother. Being a single mother my mom was very protective about my sister and I so where she went I had to go along... it was kind of like the buddy system with my sister. So when she began to date Manpreet, my now brother in law, my mom would always send me along cause she didn’t know in fact they were going on dates and my sister decided to wait to tell her that they were a couple. Once or twice was okay but third time Manpreet also had enough and began to bring his brother along. In the beginning me and my husband could not stand one another, but as time went on we became friends and a support system for each other of a sort, I had just gone through a break up and swore I would only date to marry because if theres no future I didnt want to go down that road. Gurpal, aka Ronie, knew that and he assured me that we were just friends, till that one day when he told me he loved me, everything changed.

I knew he was the one when I saw the way he treated his own family and my family and the way he held everyone at such a high regard. Ronie & I are both Punjabi but our religious upbringing is quite the opposite which I always felt would become an issue but we always talked openly and I found that to be such a strong quality in him. We dated for four years and in those 4 years he not once pressured me into changing, he accepted me and my family for who we were and I accepted him and his family for who they were, there was such a high level of understanding between me and him and our families that felt like it was unreal.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I always dreamed for the big proposal, I swore I didn't want to do it the desi way of roka then ring cause it never felt right to me, at that point you know theres a ring coming there is no surprise factor! But of course you imagine one way and something else happens, but he really blew me off my feet and did it in a way I never could have imagined. We had an expedited roka in April and we were deciding a wedding date and all and then in August on my birthday my mom and sister surprised me with tickets to Paris. Ever since we were young my mom told us that when we got married we would go to Paris for our wedding shopping and she made it happen! I didn't think much into it because its been a thing we've heard for so long. The day we land in Paris my sister had already booked to go up inside the Eiffel tower so we got dressed, my husband had bought me a dress for my birthday which was actually meant for this moment and I ended up wearing that exact one, and went. As I am looking at the Eiffel tower someone taps me on my back and I turn and my husband is on one knee and his parents and brothers are standing behind him. It was so magical, he even hired a professional photographer who took professional pics but only got one picture of the actual reaction cause so many people ended up crowding around. It was just so magical, then both our families stayed for 7 days and traveled and shopped and I feel like the trip brought both families closer.

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 in general is very tough, you cannot even begin to imagine how tough it was to plan during COVID! My overall experience with Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor theme, etc. was over my expectations!! Every vendor of mine went above and beyond and did even more than I would have imagined especially during COVID!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected my wedding outfit the first day I went to see options. My in laws own Samaira and husband owns Sammaira Man which are both desi wedding boutiques, they dress everyone for events so the pressure was really on to look the most unique and different. I knew I was going to do red as the color but I wanted more colors in it as well, when I tried the sample piece which was a lengha I fell in love with the concept, from that piece I customized my actual wedding day outfit.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process had to have been having family and friends over all the time planning and executing everything. It was like having a party everyday!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All my guests kept telling me at each event how much love was in the air! Even after the wedding everyone remembers how much love and affection their was between both bride and grooms side and even among the guests!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A special moment that constantly replays in my mind is when we did our welcome dinner photoshoot outside Taco Bell! My husband and I have a crazy obsession for Taco Bell, when our photographer asked us if where we wanted to do the photoshoot at the beach or in Central Park, etc we said no...we wanted different and we definitely got it!!

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.
Because of COVID and the social guidelines we had to follow our whole wedding was just family on both sides and I loved that!! Our guest list was the same throughout the week so the challenge was to make sure the was no repetition where guests would get bored. Overall I wanted to do colorful decor and my decorator and planner, Sonam & Ricky from exclusive decor, made it all come to life! Every event was different decor creating a different ambiance making it a different feel for al our guests!!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom for future brides to be is...have fun & go with the flow!! I planned every single detail small and big as soon as we chose a date, but then without a doubt everything went sideways with COVID. At that point I said forget it, I went with the flow and I had soooo much more fun and enjoyed everything so much more!! The tears and the stress was not needed, it was so much more fun when I began to go with the flow!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!

 

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Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | DJ: Ricky Bhatia - Exclusive Events NY | Lighting: Ricky Bhatia - Exclusive Events NY | Event Designer: Exclusive Events NY | Photo Booth: Exclusive Events NY | Rentals: Exclusive Events NY | Hair & Makeup: Khadija | Hair & Makeup: Amaly | Hair & Makeup: Tamanna | Sangeet Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | Ceremony Venue: Gurudwara Mata Sahib Kaur | Reception Venue: Bhatia Residence Backyard | Planning & Design: Self | Catering: Mint & Mohit | Baraat: Dholi Om | Baraat: The Dhol Wala | Bridal Fashions: Samaira | Bridal Fashions: Liz Paul | Bridal Jewelry: Samaira | Cake & Treats: Dortoni Commack | Cinematography: Vaaho Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Nabbydabby Illustrations | Mehndi Artist: Monita Bijoriya - Henna For All | Snowcones: Ice Gola Express | Photography: Vaaho Photography


Gurugram, India Sikh Wedding by Story Monk

Happy Friday, darlings! We want to end this week with a flourish by sharing Namrata & Prabjeet's intimate wedding celebration. And we are sure you are going to love it so much! After exploring and enquiring about a gazillion hotels and resorts, photographers, and makeup artists across India, they found the perfect vendors to make the wedding of their dreams come to life. But little they knew that that nature had a big surprise for them, and Coronavirus was declared a pandemic. This unexpected situation called for a change of plans, and Namrata & Prabjeet had to make a big decision. They could wait a little longer and postpone their big day, or they could embrace change and get married on the same date they initially planned. Luckily, they decided to carry on with their wedding, making arrangements to comply with the pandemic's safety and security measurements. Despite all changes, Namrata & Prabjeet's wedding was absolutely beautiful and inspiring! They gathered their closest family members and opened a zoom meeting for all relatives and friends that couldn't join them physically. The result was impressive beyond words! Our blushing Maharani looked drop-dead gorgeous thanks to Parul Garg, who took care of her makeup, praising her innate beauty and making her look like a princess. No wonder why Prabjeet couldn't take his eyes off of her! As you scroll down through the fabulous shots captured by Story Monk, you'll soon realize why we loved this wedding so much. It packs tons of beauty, traditions, and above all, lots of love! So get ready to enjoy today's gallery in full. It will take your breath away, not to mention that you'll get tons of inspiration from it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We dated for a decade before taking the decision of tying the knot. This crazy boy while asking me out had mentioned casually that "if it's there it's forever, else it's not there" I was merely 18 and I didn't pay too much attention to it then. But, the way he's taken care of me, been there for me, been my best friend through the time we've been together made it clear that there is nobody on this planet who has the patience and unconditional love for me other than him!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question
I obsessed over this day since forever, planned it, dreamt about it but when the day actually came...I could do nothing except smile and laugh like an idiot
That's what you do! Sweep me off my feet and make me so extremely happy that I have no words left.
I'm so lucky to have you in my life and call you mine.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
After hours and days of searching took an appointment in Meena Bazaar and started sifting through their collection...
This particular outfit was a 2 piece lehenga choli hidden in the corner of the second floor shelves where all the bridal sets are. Intrigued by the unique color shade I asked the usher help me with it and boy it was love at first sight... originally it was a 2 piece set but since I always wanted to wear a one piece/sharara I got it customized to my liking. I was a bit hesitant but all my anxieties were taken care of by everyone there.
Absolutely loved the staff and the collection. Thank you so much for making our day so special

Doli outfit from Veera Designs: Sonia khurana from Veera designs is a fabulous person. Even though her staff hadn't come back till 1st June, she made sure to keep me calm and help me with the best outfit possible. We showed her the design of what we wanted and she made the exact replica of it...got the embroidery done in 2 days and voila.. both sunny and I loved wearing our outfits and we're sure we will be able to wear it again in future!!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We were in it together and nothing else mattered.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The casual, happy, informal setup 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Three moments:
1. While the raagis were singing the hymns, we had our own non stop chitter chatter going on. It definitely got a lot of stares but again we were in it together!
2. When I entered under the phoolon ki chadar, it wasn't only with my brother's but also my dog Casper who is an integral part of our small family.
3. My grandmother, even though she couldn't come but she read our pheras on zoom and I am always indebted to her for giving us the best gift.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Breathe. Smile. Enjoy. You're never getting this time back.

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

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Hair & Makeup: Parul Garg | Catering: Le Meridien | Bridal Jewelry: Ancestral | Photography: Story Monk | Bridal Fashions: Meena Bazaar | Bridal Fashions: Veera Designs


Vancouver, BC Sikh Wedding by VanWeddings Inc.

Good morning, beauty queens! How is your week going so far? I bet it is going great! And it is going to get even better after you take a peek at today's featured wedding because it is one for the books. Natasha & Sukrit's wedding festivities overflowed with so much beauty and traditional flair that it is inevitable to get tons of inspiring ideas while looking at it. So let's wait no more and get ready to enjoy today's feature! If the name of this lovely couple sounds familiar, it is because we already showcased their wedding in this jaw-dropping gallery by VanWeddings Inc. Still, there was so much more to admire that we are re-visiting it via this mesmerizing film also captured by VanWeddings Inc. Planned and designed by Sandy Pandher Special Events, this entire celebration was an ode to beauty and perfection. From the enchanting decor by Koncept Event Design to our gorgeous Maharani's glamorous looks through the different ceremonies, today's film packs every exquisite detail of this wedding bash. For the Sikh ceremony held at the Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, our gorgeous Maharani looked like a goddess thanks to the fabulous makeup and hairstyle by Denise Dinh and the fashionable outfit by Rimple & Harpreet Narula. And we cannot forget about the lovely Mehndi design by Sonika's Henna Art. After the ceremony, all guests celebrated along with the newlyweds in a luxurious reception party hosted at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. For this closing gala, Natasha wore an exquisite outfit designed by Sabyasachi and danced the night away to the beats of Decibel Entertainment. Hands down, the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end. Ladies, get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale by clicking play below. Today's film is one you don't want to miss!

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.

That is all for today, darlings. See you tomorrow 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


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


Perry Hall, Maryland Sikh Wedding by Virdee Films Photo-Video

Happy Wednesday, Maharanis! Are you ready to revisit one of the love stories that we loved the most? We know you are! So, let's not wait anymore and enjoy this cinematographic delight captured by Virdee Films Production. Manjeet & Harman's wedding celebration already featured in this awesome gallery, and we all loved it so much as it was a breath of fresh air during the most crucial times of the ongoing pandemic. Back in January, Maharani Manjeet planned her wedding down to the smallest detail. However, the emergence of COVID-19 called for an unexpected change of plans. Two weekends before Manjeet & Harman's, the lockdown started, and this lovely couple had two options. They could postpone the wedding until a later unknown date or make the best of an unfortunate situation and celebrate their love with an intimate wedding celebration. Thankfully, they chose the second option, and oh boy, they had a wedding to remember! Instead of postponing the wedding date, they moved it one week ahead of what they had initially planned and united their lives in marriage through an intimate ceremony hosted at the Perry Hall - Maryland. And we know that planning a wedding ceremony is not easy, let alone under the current conditions they were facing. However, RJ Best Events took the challenge and orchestrated a magical wedding that everyone loved! All of this, while still managing to comply with the safety measurements regarding social distancing. How amazing is that! Our lovely  Maharani looked drop-dead gorgeous on her big day thanks to Glow By Herneet, who took care of her beauty needs. And we were dying to share today's film with all of you as it is a celebration of love and proof that love can face all sorts of challenges and still prevail. So, make sure to click the play icon below and get ready to enjoy it. We're sure it is going to take your breath away!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
He added me on IG 2 years prior but never messaged me. Finally 2 years later he messaged me on Instagram and we finally met each other a few months after messaging/talking on the phone. After getting to know each other, we discovered so many similarities between us amd our family. I slowly fell for him without knowing it, so when he popped the question, it was a no brainer for me.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were talking on the phone and he just asked me slickly, in the middle of a conversation, after I realized what he asked me, 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 was avoiding planning the wedding for a month and a half but I would stress about not having it done. One Saturday morning in January I sat down and called and booked decorators, MUA, film/video, DJ. I met the DJ and videographer/photographer at the Dulhan Expo in NJ in December 2019 so that made it a little easier. Just as I thought I was in the home stretch, COVID-19 had other plans for our wedding! 2 weekends before we were supposed to get married (3/28/2020), we had to make the decision to postpone until a later unknown date, or we could make the best of an unfortunate situation. We decided to move the wedding up to 3/21/2020- one week ahead, and move the venue to my parents house. I ended up planning the whole wedding again, in 3 hours!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted our clothes to stand out- not be the typical red for the bride, and ivory for the groom. I had my magenta salwar kameez made from Punjab from a boutique. And I pushed my husband to wear a blue sherwani, which was also made in Punjab, India.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part was meeting the vendors! I am a very sociable person, so I loved the interactions between my family and the vendors. And although I had to make numerous phone calls to each vendor to change the plans, it was an enjoyable experience!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The 60 guests we were allowed to have at our house (gathering limitations in place due to COVID19) loved the traditional feel they got from our wedding. They loved the simplicity yet elegance of having a wedding within our own home.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The very first time I saw my husband which was when I walked down the aisle for the jai mala ceremony. Everything else is a blur!

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.
The bridesmaids had a dance planned, which unfortunately they couldn't perform due to the restrictions in place, I only had one of my bridesmaids at the wedding. We had to make a lot of the decor ourself as the big decorations weren't able to fit in our house, they were meant for our banquet hall.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
You can plan and plan and plan, but stuff always comes up (maybe not as big as a pandemic virus). Instead of focusing on how to get what you planned, always have a back up plan and be optimistic. Sometimes last minute plans are the best!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehndi lady was choosen a few months ahead of time and she was absolutely pleasant- Shazia in Gaithersburg, MD. Decorations were done by RJ best events in Towson, MD. My MUA was a family friend, and none other than GlowbyHerneet.

We hope you've loved today's film as much as we did. If you want to check more inspiring love stories, make sure to join us tomorrow!

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Photography: Virdee Films Production | Cinematography: Virdee Films Production | Planning & Design: RJ Best Events | Ceremony Venue: Perry Hall - Maryland | Sangeet Venue: Bride & Groom's House | Planning & Design: Bride & Groom | Hair & Makeup: Glow By Herneet | Catering: India Palace Maryland | Bridal Jewelry: From Punjab - India | Mehndi Artist: Henna By Shazia | Mehndi Artist: PrettyNeatBeauty


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