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Chicago, IL Indian Fusion Wedding by Mirar Weddings

Good morning, beauty queens! Let's start this Wednesday by taking a look at the visual masterpiece created by Mirar Weddings. Through the different scenes of this love journey, we'll enjoy all the beauty and flair surrounding Maheen & Chris' wedding bash, and believe us; this is one you don't want to miss! This time, Morgan MFG was the venue of choice to host both the wedding ceremony and reception, and we can't think of a better place to have hosted this wedding bash as everything turned out to be spectacular. Thoroughly planned and designed by Engaging Events by Ali, this life-changing celebration was like a dream come true for Maheen & Chris. The gorgeous soft-colored floral arrangements put together by Life in Bloom mirrored the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Maheen. She looked like a goddess throughout the entire festivities after having trusted her beauty needs to Dollhouse Beauty Bar, who has tons of expertise in making Maharanis look flawless for their big day, and this time was no exception! After the wedding ceremony, all guests celebrated along with the newlyweds in an elegant reception party enlivened by Ruki Dole - Dreamhouse Productions. Throughout the reception, all guests enjoyed the culinary experience prepared by Paramount Catering and Anmol Catering right before having a bite at the delicious cake baked by Bittersweet Pastry Shop. Hands down, a sweet ending for this sweet and charming story! If you want to check more about it, wait no more and hit the play icon below. You'll be utterly amazed!

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

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Planning & Design: Engaging Events by Ali | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Morgan MFG | Florist: Life in Bloom | Hair & Makeup: Dollhouse Beauty Bar | Catering: Paramount Catering | Catering: Anmol Catering | DJ: Ruki Dole - Dreamhouse Productions | Cake & Treats: Bittersweet Pastry Shop | Cinematography: Mirar Weddings | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Seniman Calligraphy | Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting | Photo Booth: Fotio Booth | Linens: BBJ Linen | Furniture: Bowery and Bash | Valet: VIP Valet | Photography: T&S Hughes Photography


New York, NY Contemporary Fusion Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Happy Wednesday, ladies! The filmy time of the day is here, so get ready to be amazed by all the beauty surrounding Christine & Sanjay's fusion wedding extravaganza. If the name of this lovely couple sounds familiar, that's because their wedding already featured in this beautiful gallery thanks to the fantastic shots captured by Peter Nguyen Studio. And you all loved it so much that we couldn't wait to share the cinematographic delight also captured by Peter Nguyen Studio. So without further ado, let's jump right into it! Thoroughly planned and executed by Bells N Rings Events, this life-changing event seemed like taken out from a fairytale. From the Catholic wedding ceremony hosted at the Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great Parish to the grand reception party celebrated at the Conrad New York, this entire event was a cornucopia of beauty, mixed emotions, and flair. And you already know how much we love fusion weddings, and this one had everything we love and so much more! Although there was so much beauty to admire, it was our lovely Christine who stole all the looks donning gorgeous and fashionable attires from Calla Blanche, Jacky Tai, Shree Designer Saree, and Harleen Kaur. But that is not all! She crowned her ravishing look, trusting her beauty needs to Aleetha Clanton and The Glass Slipper Wedding, who glamorized her in full, making her look like a goddess! If you don't want to miss any detail of this lovely event, wait no more, hit the play icon below, and get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale. We are sure you are going to love it so much!

 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met when I moved from California to NYC to go to pharmacy school and Sanjay was in medical school. We started off as friends and study partners before we began dating but both focused on our career and life goals. I’m a bit of a wild card... but I knew he was the one when I realized that he would never try to change me or expect me to fit the mold of what a wife is supposed to be. Sanjay lets me be exactly who I am and doesn’t allow any perceived gender roles, the expectations of society or the patriarchy, or what anyone else thinks to influence who I am or who I want to be. It’s a priceless thing to be loved, wanted and accepted for exactly who you are and nothing less. I never thought of myself as the marrying kind... but Sanjay’s the kinda guy you wanna marry. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Planning to propose to Christine was the easy part, but executing the surprise while avoiding Christine’s nosy ability to sniff out secrets was the hard part. With the help of family, friends, and Christine’s best doggo, Zipper, Sanjay set up a fake engagement photo shoot for Caroline and Chan using Christine’s role as Caroline’s bridesmaid as the perfect excuse. It worked! The girls spent the previous day getting dolled up and bonding and Christine suspected nothing. On the day of the photo shoot, everyone arrived in his or her preplanned places and the photo shoot got underway. Several shots in, the photographer poses Christine with Sanjay, who suddenly gets down on one knee… and with perfect timing, Zipper trots over with a sign reading “Mom, we love the big guy, can we keep him?” Christine says “YES!” and the couple finishes off a stunning sunset proposal photo shoot. Afterwards, they arrive home to a surprise backyard BBQ engagement party with family and friends and catering from Christine's favorite Taco Lady.
 
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.
It was important for us to incorporate both our cultures (Indian and Vietnamese) and religions (Hindu and Catholic) into our wedding. We also have a very diverse group of family and friends, so we wanted to be able to partake in and feel included in our ceremonies, events, food, and music. We hired an amazing wedding planner (Meghna from Bells N Rings) who helped us hand pick each vendor, our venue, and our caterer. The food was beyond amazing (with enough delicious variety to satisfy our every diet) and the music had everyone on the dance floor. We were the first wedding at The Conrad to close down a small street in NYC for a Baraat and LeighAnne, our coordinator helped make every single detail a dream come true. I had four outfit changes for each event (Calle Blanche - white wedding dress for the Catholic ceremony, Jacky Tai - Vietnamese ao dai for the Tea ceremony, ShreeDesignerSaree - lengha for Hindu ceremony, and Harleen Kaur - reception dress). Meghna did an amazing job helping to coordinate all the bride’s side of the family flying in from California and made it work with the groom’s side of the family, who is originally from New York. It was a lot of work but worth every bit of planning to have all our family and friends share our day with us. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I used Instagram and word of mouth recommendation from friends to help narrow down the style and look for the Hindu ceremony lengha and Catholic ceremony white wedding dress. I knew the Catholic ceremony dress would be traditional white and I went with Calle Blanche because I love their aesthetic (graceful, smooth lines with intricate beadwork and illusion lace). I selected ShreeDesignerSaree because they worked closely with me to customize my style preferences and bring the dress I imagined to life.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was combining all our cultures and traditions and creating a four day wedding weekend that we shared with our family and friends... and most importantly, learning more about each other and our cultures and religions while creating a space where all our guests could learn about our backgrounds and each feel included throughout our union and celebration.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Hands down, the food and the music. Everyone (regardless of diet: vegetarians, omnivores, religious restrictions, etc)  raved about the food. The music reflected our diverse tastes: from Bollywood to Bachata to old school hip hop to current pop singles, everyone hit the dance floor and stayed there. We still have guests who can’t stop talking about both. We have already recommended both our caterer and our music/media team to several friends for their current engagement planning.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first looks. We were lucky enough to have three, one prior to the Catholic ceremony, another prior to the Vietnamese Tea ceremony, and the last one prior to the Hindu ceremony. Each time was emotional and unique. We were married three times in three different ceremonies over the weekend... I think we are probably the most married couple of all time!
 
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 Catholic ceremony theme was moody jewel tones. I had 10 bridesmaids (BriMas) and allowed them each to pick their own dresses and shoes in whatever style and material was most flattering to each. All of my BriMas were a rainbow of different backgrounds, skin color, sizes and all held a unique place in my heart. I wanted their outfits to reflect that. Some wore velvet or lace or sequins but each stood out. The color theme fit well as we were married at The Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great and it had a very beautiful dark Gothic Revival/Medieval architecture to it. This theme carried into all our events which allowed our wedding party their choice of outfit style. Our entire wedding theme embraced the darker, moodier colors of autumn which we felt were more representative of the taste of the bride and groom. Our wedding party choreographed dances that wowed us and all our guests.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Stay true to yourselves. Planning a wedding is stressful enough as it is, and trying to blend and balance two different and uniquely special cultures and religions made it even more so (especially with family expectations!) It’s fine to listen to everyone but at the end of the day, it’s YOUR (bride and groom) choice, so do what feels right for you. Also, it really helped having an amazing wedding planner who volunteered to be our buffer for times when we had to say no (sorry mom, the wedding planner says that’s just not logistically possible!)
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Wedding jewelry was gifted to the bride from her family... with the exception of the mangal sutra, which the groom designed and created with a jeweler into something simple yet elegant to suit the bride’s tastes so that his bride could wear it everyday. It is a gold lotus flower suspended between the mangal sutra beads (detail pictures available). The bridal mehndi was done on Wednesday night to allow full color maturation while the mehndi night was open to friends of the bride and groom so everyone (all ages, male/female, etc) could share in the unique custom. And so the bride could spend time with friends and family instead of tied to one place getting the bridal henna done. The food was deigned with the bride and groom and the caterer, Chef Anand, from scratch and included both Indian and Vietnamese cuisine as well as others (ie: a taco bar because the bride grew up eating lots of Mexican food in California). Make up and hair choices as well as outfits of each bridesmaid and groomsmen were unique to each person’s preferences to further embrace and emphasize our diversity and shared appreciation for each other. We carefully selected our officiants to further this goal. Both the Catholic and Hindu ceremony made the effort to explain every step of the ceremony by the pandit and priest to help our guests understand and learn a little bit about the background of the bride and groom.
 

Stick around for part two!

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Planning & Design: Bells N Rings Events | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Catholic Ceremony Venue: Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great Parish | Hindu / Reception Venue: Conrad New York | Hair & Makeup: Aleetha Clanton | Hair & Makeup: The Glass Slipper Wedding | Catering: Chef Gaurav Anand | DJ: 07 Event Group | Catholic Ceremony Bridal Fashion: Calla Blanche | Vietnamese Bridal Fashion: Jacky Tai | Hindu Bridal Fashion: Shree Designer Saree | Reception Dress: Harleen Kaur


Newport Beach, CA Stylized Shoot by OANA FOTO

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We know that summer is one of the most romantic seasons to get married: the earliest sunrises and latest sunsets combined with the warm and suiting weather, what else can you need! However, if you want to take your wedding celebration to the next level, wait no more and get ready to enjoy today's incredible stylized shoot thoroughly orchestrated by Sugar Branch Events and beautifully immortalized by the talented crew from OANA FOTO. Believe us; this is one feature you don't want to miss as it overflows with inspiring ideas for you to plan that enchanting wedding bash you have always imagined! If you want to take advantage of the natural environment that summer has to offer and taking into account 2020's social distancing rules, Gondola Adventures thought outside the box and now offers minimonies, micro weddings, elopements, and vow renewals at sea on a gondola. If that doesn't say romance, few things will! And if you combine this romantic setting with a minimalist but striking floral decor like the one Kat's Creations Floral Design prepared for this photoshoot, you have yourself a dreamy atmosphere seemed to be taken out from a fairy tale! You will have a charming and captivating wedding ceremony for you and your Raja to join your lives forever! Doesn't this sound like a great way to start your everlasting love story? And if you want to look like a princess, make sure to trust your makeup and hairstyle needs to Makeup by Maryam and Stacey Alyson Artistry. These talented artists will take such good care of you that you don't need to worry about anything; they will praise your innate beauty making your look flawless! If you love these ideas, don't miss today's full gallery! It packs tons of charm and inspiring shots that you don't want to miss, so make sure to have your notebook handy.

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That is all for today, darlings! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.

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Venue: Gondola Adventures | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Sugar Branch Events | Floral & Decor: Kat’s Creations Floral Design | Catering: Picnic Artisanal Grazing | Cake & Treats: Sam Samm Custom Cares | Cinematography: COG Cinemas | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Abbijo Designs | Live Music: Two Towns Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Unrivaled Henna | Tuxedos: Friar Tux | Makeup: Makeup by Maryam | Hair: Stacey Alyson Artistry | Photography: OANA FOTO


Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Styled Photoshoot by Saroj Studios

Hello there, ladies! If you were looking for bridal inspiration, don't miss today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Photography: Saroj Studios | Hair & Makeup: DipBeauty.MUA | Cinematography: Saroj Studios | Planning & Design: Events By Srishti | Draping/Styling: DipBeauty.MUA | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Bridal Fashions: Manyavar Mohey | Bridal Jewelry: Tinted Teal | Car Rental: Monaco Exotics


Woodside, CA Styled Photoshoot by Vicens Forns Photography

Happy Friday, ladies! You know that we are all about bringing you the most inspiring ideas for you to plan that dreamy wedding you've always imagined, and today's styled photoshoot carried out by Vicens Forns Photography will make your inspiration fly! So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to have a blast! If you are planning to have your wedding next wedding season, Thomas Fogarty Winery Events is the place to go. Just take a look at the gallery below and picture yourself saying "I do" surrounded by this natural setting overflowing with beauty and greenery. Isn't it amazing? We know from experience that brides always want to feel comfortable while still looking radiant. And the gorgeous attire draped and tied by Perfect Saree Draping is a perfect example of this! And what better way to complement this outfit than a glamorous makeup like the one Megan Naik designed for this photoshoot. Simply breathtaking! And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind such fantastic and inspiring styled photoshoot, it is none other than Denise Lillie Engagements. And after seeing their excellent work during this entire event, there is no doubt why they are well known for making dreamy weddings come to life. Following the line of amazingness of this styled photoshoot, Amy Burke Designs enhanced the beauty of the Mandap structure provided by iDesign Events, with marvelous floral arrangements that still has us sighing! Ladies, if you want to start your wedding with amazement, Minted Weddings is ready to help you with their fabulous invitations and their wedding stationery designs that will take everyone's breath away. And don't forget to en your wedding affair with a bang, with luxurious tabletops and chairs, like the ones from Asma's Designs. Remember: It is never too early to start planning your big wedding day early! And we want to share with you that today's styled photoshoot is special, as it features Black-Owned Businesses - some of which are Platinum Vendors! And we encourage you to support all business so we can help us amongst each other to come back stronger and renewed after these uncertain times.

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We hope you have a great weekend filled with inspiring ideas and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!

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Floral & Decor: iDesign Events | Planning & Design: Denise Lillie Engagements | Mandap Structure: iDesign Events | Ceremony Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery Events | Floral & Decor: Amy Burke Designs | Makeup: Megan Naik | Draping/Styling: Perfect Saree Draping | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted Weddings | Table Top & Chairs: Asma's Designs | Photography: Vicens Forns Photography


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