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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.

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San Antonio, TX Indian Wedding by Sameer Soorma Studios

I'm so glad you made it back, Maharanis! Just in time for the beautiful ceremony of Sheetal and Mukesh! We are now at the elegant Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk to witness the most important moments of today's soulmates. This amazing spot served as background for the special first look photo session organized by Sameer Soorma Studios and that resulted in the most gorgeous images of the bride and groom! These two looked straight from the pages of a fairytale wearing their regal outfits. Maharani Sheetal had a princess flair in her maroon lehenga and her sleek bun by Red Lotus Artistry covered by her turquoise dupatta, giving her a final touch of glam to complete her trousseau. While her groom Mukesh made his appearance in a kingly white sherwani! I'm still in awe with the unique floral mandap that harbored the newlyweds during the marriage rites, the round floral shapes with the metallic pools truly made this a fabulous scenario for the union! Divine Decor of Dallas was responsible for the design while Epique Cinema was behind the camera lens throughout all the rituals to record all the magic! Take a tour with this fun loving couple in our full gallery

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Maharanis, the reception is a MUST see, I will wait for you in our next feature!

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Photography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Hair & Makeup: Red Lotus Artistry | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk | Planning & Design: The One Event | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Catering: Laxmi Farsan | DJ: Desi Junctions | Cinematography: Epique Cinema | Live Music: Anis Chandani- Flutist


San Francisco, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by IKHANIC Productions

By having two wedding ceremonies, Jocelyn and Anup experienced the joy of blending both of their cultures in one big day! Just right after their first big moment, the bride and groom decided to share a moment of intimate excitement that was beautifully captured by the lens of IKHANIC Productions. To kick off the nucleus part of the celebrations, Behl Events’ wedding experts assisted our lovely duo creating the exuberance of a traditional Hindu ceremony, executing brilliantly each detail of the union at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport. The super sun-filled wedding day and a picturesque gazebo were the perfect combo that made this a truly special outdoor celebration, not to mention the unique ceremony programs and the charming florals! After this sweet union, it was time to head to the iconic streets of San Francisco for more striking wedding images and fun! Check out the exclusive imagery in our full gallery

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Meet me back here for the second ceremony and reception’s greatness!

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DJ: DJ Tanveer | Lighting: DJ Tanveer | Photo Booths: DJ Tanveer | Ceremony Venue: San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport | Reception Venue: The Julia Morgan Ballroom | Planning & Design: Behl Events | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Lela | Cinematography: IKHANIC Productions | Photography: IKHANIC Productions | Mehndi Artist: Maaz Henna Creations


Rockville, Maryland Sikh Wedding by Plum Pictures

I'm back with all the reception deets! Maharani Simranpreet swooned her crowd in a baby blue anarkali with delicate embroidery and rocked the dancefloor with Raja Toby in a classic navy blue tux. The Raspberry Plain Manor welcomed Simranpreet and Toby's guests into a night of dancing and fine dining. The Moment Events bathed the venue with idyllic lighting and romantic floral centerpieces our Maharani envisioned. Elite Entertainment was behind the turntables fueling the guests with energetic beats to dance the night away after eating 5 Tara and Taj Caterers & Cafe delicious dishes. Plum Pictures tells us their story through the wonderful images waiting for you in our gallery!

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I loved every minute of Simranpreet & Toby's wedding, let me know your favorite part below!

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Sangeet Venue: Fox Chase Manor | Ceremony Venue: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation | Reception Venue: Raspberry Plain Manor | Planning & Design: Bride | Floral & Decor: The Moment Events | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Dina | Catering: 5 Tara | Catering: Taj Caterers & Cafe | DJ: Elite Entertainment | Baraat: Dina's Wedding Horses | Cakes & Treats: Fancy cakes by leslie | Cinematographer: Plum Pictures | Mehndi Artist: Charming Henna | Photo Booth: A-list Photo Booths | Photographer: Plum Pictures


Rockville, Maryland Sikh Wedding by Plum Pictures

Darlings, you are invited to the prestigious Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to witness Simranpreet and Toby's wedding ceremony! Raja Toby kicked off the day events with a vivacious baraat procession where stunning Simranpreet awaited him looking flawless with a hair and makeup look by Makeup by Dina. Our lovebirds memorialized this special day with a fantastic outdoor photoshoot captured by Plum Pictures you don't want to miss, our bride was swimming with elegance and Raja Toby was looking like royalty in a unique gold and mint combination. See the whimsical day unfold before your eyes with our gallery captured by Plum Pictures!

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I'll be back with the reception soon!

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Sangeet Venue: Fox Chase Manor | Ceremony Venue: Guru Gobind Singh Foundation | Reception Venue: Raspberry Plain Manor | Planning & Design: Bride | Floral & Decor: The Moment Events | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Dina | Catering: 5 Tara | Catering: Taj Caterers & Cafe | DJ: Elite Entertainment | Baraat: Dina's Wedding Horses | Cakes & Treats: Fancy cakes by leslie | Cinematographer: Plum Pictures | Mehndi Artist: Charming Henna | Photo Booth: A-list Photo Booths | Photographer: Plum Pictures


Carlsbad, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio Merima

Nikita and Sebastian’s dreamy Mid-Summer Night Dream reception theme was an absolute triumph! The newlyweds planned their last soiree with the expert help of Sweet Blossom Weddings who worked side by side with the coordinators of the Park Hyatt Aviara to bring to life the event that by far was in a class by itself. The grand ballroom featured the couple’s personal touch of romance with lush florals from Park Hyatt Aviara in addition to the creative lightning tricks of Brilliant Event Lighting. For her final event, Maharani Nikita found the perfect gown at Suneet Varma’s boutique; this stunning design and her light bangle jewelry set permitted her to flaunt even more the magnificent henna design created by Wardah with Henna Trendz! The queen of the night danced with her now husband Sebastian to the rhythm of DJ Vik’s Bollywood and western sounds while Studio Merima captured these unforgettable memories, in the bride’s own words: “in the best way imaginable”! Check out all the beauty in our full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met the groom, Sebastian (Bash), through the brother of my college roommate/bestie, Claire. They're all from San Diego so that's the connection. Andrew introduced us at a brunch one day in Brooklyn. Bash and I were friends for a few years and I never really saw him in a romantic way. He ended up becoming my best friend; someone who I could say anything to and do all kinds of activities, like going to concerts, restaurants and dance parties with and have the best time. One day, I asked him to come over and help me re-string a ukulele that I just bought and had no idea how to play. It was an impulse buy. He was formerly a music teacher (and now an editor at Bloomberg) and plays a few instruments. He came over, we had mint juleps and he taught me how to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on my balcony. It was easy enough for me to learn. Though kind of an overplayed wedding song (sorry people out there who played it at their wedding), we ended up playing it at ours as I walked down the aisle- sentimental value and all. Anyway, it was that moment that things shifted for me - seeing him as more than a friend. He was everything I wanted that I didn't know I needed - a good soul, who's funny, handsome, smart as hell and knows everything about me and wants to make me happy. Best decision I've ever made. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Our proposal story is my favorite! We got engaged in Game of Thrones's country, Dubrovnik, Croatia. The lead up to the proposal is one for the books. We were at the airport, on our way to Europe when I noticed a lock on Bash's backpack. Now, I was pretty hopeful we'd get engaged on this trip, but couldn't be sure, so I was suspicious of the lock. Earlier that month, I had gotten robbed at a movie theater, so he merely explained that the lock was to protect his passport from being stolen. I believed him...sort of. Turns out, the ring was in there, with a little note to the TSA agent reading, "Dear Sir or Madam...if you find this, please take me aside and let's talk about it. It's a surprise, for my girlfriend." He did get stopped, but the good news was I had my face buried in my phone and they didn't get to it. 
 
In Dubrovnik, there were so many "almost" moments for the proposal - it was comical. First, on the Game of Thrones tour, as I was sitting on the Iron Throne, Bash crouched down and I thought it was happening. Actually, he was trying to crop something out of the picture he was taking. Next, we were at a beautiful restaurant, Nautika, overlooking the sea - a location featured prominently in the show. I thought this could be a great place for a proposal, but is a bit too public for my hub. Behind me was a couple, and as I overheard their conversation, THEY HAD JUST GOTTEN ENGAGED. And seemed kind of transactional about it. I actually heard the words, "I hope your mom's happy." Bash's face at this moment, not so happy haha. After this, we had one more day left and at this point, I was sure the proposal would not happen. It was a boat day to some islands nearby and the whole thing seemed out of character for Bash. There were too many opportunities to lose the ring along the way, so I knew Bash wouldn't risk it. I was wrong. We took a private speedboat out to Mljet, 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I started out like most brides do...with the internet - Pinterest, the 'gram, etc. I had certain colors in mind for each occasion. Specifically, I wanted to wear red to my ceremony and have my girlfriends wear navy blue. I also wanted to wear white to my reception. I saved a lot of pictures and at first thought, I wanted to go "western" as Indian Americans say (my husband's sister thought it meant literally a western John Wayne theme when we said that haha). With so much going on and planning the wedding in 9 months in SD, we all had to divide and conquer. My mom and dad went to India to get all our outfits and I worked out all the details for the weekend off. With that, I never actually tried on my wedding dresses. My mom and dad, along with close friends, have got all the ins with the designers in Delhi and Bombay. My mom specifically has an insane knack for style. We finally landed on Suneet Varma for the ceremony and reception and then Falguni Shane for the welcome party. My parents literally FaceTimed me at 3 am with Suneet to pick the right look. What I ended up with was beyond what I could have imagined and fit me perfectly. I didn't even have to get it altered. Just so I could have the feeling of trying on my own wedding dress, I did go to BHLDN to find my wedding shower look, so that's something!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The food tasting was the most enjoyable part of the planning process. Both tastings, one at Masala Street and the other at Park Hyatt, were so different and stuffed us to the brim. MS literally gave us like full-size portions - I needed to be carried home with a forklift. But, we really got to be creative to bring to life the best menu possible. PHA main courses and cakes were to die for and so fresh. Both chefs are incredibly talented. I also got to be super creative with the cakes, asking for a cupcake tour of multiple flavors, made to look like a tree. 
 
Also, working with my wedding planner, Melissa along with Park Hyatt Aviara coordinator, Meredith, made the whole process so much easier. And I'm a BIG planner so it was the perfect team effort. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Probably how authentic the wedding was to our personalities:
- from the music selection: we walked out to Miley Cyrus's Party in the USA, our first dance was to David Bowie's Heroes, and the Father-Daughter Dance was to Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl; also our processional wasn't too normal Hindu sounds, it was to the Game of Thrones theme song
- to the pranks on April Fools Day: my favorite was creating a fake menu that confused ALL of my guests - they laughed pretty hard about it later (I told them they had to kill their own chicken in the back that they wanted to eat.)
- to the dances: all our friends and family, both Indian and not, participated in the choreographed dances and crushed it! My mom and her friends tapped into their inner Bollywood, Aunty Neetu and Uncle Rishi Kapoor surprised us with an opening number, our American and Indian friends and family brought the house down with their performances, and even the groom took part to surprise me too. I myself closed out the night by bringing my old *N Sync moves to life by doing the steps to Bye Bye Bye. Not sorry! 
- The short ceremony: Most Hindu weddings are hours long, with the pandit going on in a language no one understands. I kept things short and sweet - 45 minutes, with my hilarious cousin, Herukh, officiating and Dharmasetu Das as pandit who just did the pheras and manga exchange. It was all I wanted and needed. I just wanted to marry my husband and have people actually attend. Everyone, including our Indian aunties and uncles, were impressed and felt they learned more at the ceremony than they ever had AND THEY ACTUALLY came. Most people skip. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
At our welcome party, we had an incredible band, the Lucky Devils. The party was elegant and outside, but things really got bumping toward the end of the night. One song in particular that got everyone really into it, was Shout. The band pulled us up on stage and had Bash even sing the high notes, which took everyone by surprise. I was a great groupie. It was one of the times we were totally in the moment and it really stood out because it wasn't planned. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
- Brides, real talk, you will cry when planning your wedding and quite possibly even weekend off, so find a way to enjoy the moment.  
- ALSO,  don't build your wedding around the expectations of what your guests may want. Take in your vision and your family's, but because it's what you want, not because you think will make your guests say, wow, "what a great wedding." This is your day, or in most Indian's cases, weekend. 

Stay tuned for more unique Indian weddings! 

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Live Music: Lucky Devils Band | Photography: Studio Merima | Cinematography: Audrey Alba Films | Ceremony & Reception: Park Hyatt Aviara | Planning & Design: Sweet Blossom Weddings | Floral & Decor: Adorations Botanical Artistry | Hair & Makeup: Bijou Beautiful | Catering: Park Hyatt Aviara | DJ: Vario Weddings - DJ Vik | Bridal Fashions: Suneet Varma | Bridal Jewelry: From India and bride's mother & aunt | Cakes & Treats: Park Hyatt Aviara | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Oblation Papers & Press | Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting | Mehndi Artist: Wardah with Henna Trendz | Rentals: TBD Rentals | Officiant: Dharmasetu Das Adhikari | Outside Catering: Masala Street | Guests Hair & Makeup: Sarah Sims | Bridal Fashion - Welcome Party: Falgun Shane Peacock | Travel Concierge: Marisa Desalvio of Desalvio Travel


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