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Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Hello, beauty queens! We are wrapping up Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities by taking a look at their reception party held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, through the lens of Shan Photography. As it could not be otherwise, this reception party characterized by the elegance and traditional flair of our lovely couple. Sequinze (Vadodara) made Sonali looked ravishing for this gala in one of their beautiful attires and rocking dazzling pieces of jewelry from their collection. Meanwhile, Makeup By Karishma took care of her beauty needs with a wavy and elegant hairstyle, very well complemented with nude makeup. Rami's Mandap crafted the decor for this gala, while Singh Innovations and DJ Mixta set the musical mood. Singh Innovations also took care of the lightning for this event. And, we love how the blue and violet hues made everything stand out even more! All the guests had a great time dancing and tasting the plates prepared by Rangoli Indian Cuisine, right before taking a bite at the delicious cake from Boonzaaijer Bakery. Don't forget to visit today's gallery, if you want to relive all the beauty surrounding this event! You're up for a visual treat!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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.
The wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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.
I have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

That is all for today, ladies! Enjoy the rest of your day, and join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Irving, TX Indian Wedding by Lomesh Photography

Good morning, ladies! We are glad you could join us today because we excited to share Sonal & Sunny's wedding festivities with you! Today's wedding festivities start with a Garba night held at the Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj of Dallas/Fort Worth. This pre-wedding ceremony was full of extravagance, Indian flair, vibrant decor, and lots of fun! And we are so glad Lomesh Photography has taken us along for the ride through their fantastic shots! Navi K. Productions designed this pre-wedding event to perfection while Divine Decor of Dallas followed their lead, creating a fabulous decor featuring multicolored hues that everyone loved. Without any question, this was the best way to kick off with the wedding festivities! See all the details of this Garba night at the gallery that we have prepared for today! And if you want a little extra, you can always take a look at the blockbuster film by Epique Cinema already featured in our Video Blog! So go check it out; you are sure to have a great time!

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This life-changing event has just started, so stick around for more!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Draping/Styling: JJ Drapes | Cinematography: Epique Cinema | Photography: Lomesh Photography | Garba / Pithi / Satak Venue: Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj of Dallas/Fort Worth | Ceremony Venue: Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj of Dallas/Fort Worth | Reception Venue: Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj of Dallas/Fort Worth | Planning & Design: Navi K. Productions | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shilpa | Catering: Pankaj & Gita Patel | Bridal Fashions: Soltee by Sulakshana Monga | Bridal Jewelry: Magic Mirror | Cake & Treats: Candee Couture | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Variety Card Centre | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Zohra | Photo Booth: Epique Cinema | Rentals: Divine Decor of Dallas | Transportation: Igport Limos


Dearborn, MI Indian Fusion Wedding by Mike Staff Productions

Happy Wednesday, ladies! Today we celebrate the beauty of Nivi & Alexander's Indian fusion wedding! And we are sure that this is a love story that will inspire you and will make you want to start planning your wedding. So let's not wait any longer, and let's jump right into it! We are starting this journey by taking a look at the process of our gorgeous Nivi getting ready for an outdoor photoshoot leading her and Alexander to their Sangeet ceremony. The fantastic work of Vivid Beauty Salon taking care of this Maharani's hairstyle and makeup is impressive. Nivi was glowing! Smokey eyes, nude pink lips, and a discreet selection of shades were the perfect combination for this head-turning look. The artistic Mehndi design created by Hetal Shah was fantastic, and it added an extra touch of tradition to the overall look! And let's not forget about the beautiful blue Lengha embellished with golden details draped by Top That! Event. This was a bold selection that turned out to be amazing as it made our Maharani glow! And just in case you were wondering who are the ones responsible for such amazing shots. It was the talented team from Mike Staff Productions that worked their magic to capture the most beautiful shots to perpetuate this moment. From the dazzling details to the beaming smiles of the newlyweds during their photoshoot session, the result of their work is just beyond words! After cherishing their love bond, the now newlyweds were ready to keep on going with the Sangeet Ceremony held at the exclusive Dearborn Inn that opened up the wedding festivities! If you want to check more of this lovely couple head into today's gallery for a peek of more inspiring details.

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Venues: Dearborn Inn | Floral & Decor: Top That! Event | Hair & Makeup: Vivid Beauty Salon | Catering: Shalimar | DJ: Sky Entertainmtopent | Baraat: Sky Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Chandan Fashions | Bridal Jewelry: Indian Wedding Saree | Cinematography: Kadence Films | Draping/Styling: Top That! Event | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Indian Wedding Card | Lighting: Top That! Event | Mehndi Artist: Hetal Shah | Rentals: Top That! Event | Photography: Mike Staff Productions


Arlington, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Paperbird Photography

Happy Thursday, ladies! It's been a while since the last time we shared an Indian Fusion Wedding with you. So when Jithu & Tyler's wedding celebration came into our editorial desks, we immediately knew that this was an event that we wanted to share with you. So, let's check it out together! This lucky pair didn't have just one ceremony; they had two! And what beautiful ceremonies they were! This time, we are going to take you on the first of the two wedding ceremonies, so get yourself ready! When Jithu & Tyler decided they wanted to join their lives in marriage, they knew precisely what they wanted. They wanted this first ceremony to be traditional, elegant, and extraordinary! That is why they decided to bring A. Griffin Events on board, as the expertise they have in making dreamy wedding celebrations come true, is out of the question. And what a fantastic decision it was! It is no surprise that every guest was blown away with the details surrounding this ceremony held at the Top of the Town. To set the mood for this life-changing event, Imperial Decor put together a minimalist, yet fantastic decor that created a soothing environment that we loved so much! Both our lovebirds attended this reception elegantly and fashionably, completely overtaking the scene! Jithu wore a traditional Sari from RMKV Silks that made her look like Royalty! The blouse was custom embroidered with Swarovski crystals with a bell design. What a lucky gal! To contrast, Tyler wore a custom-made Sherwani Suit, in royal blue with gold details from Saahil Exclusive that made his inner Raja come out! And thanks to the outstanding work of Paperbird Photography we get to immerse ourselves into this beautiful ceremony just as if we were there. We know curiosity has you now, so don't miss today's gallery if you want to take a closer look at this beautiful ceremony!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on OKCupid and after a few messages decided to meet up. He knew I loved beer and suggested we meet at a local dive bar but had no idea that he suggested one of my favorite beer bars!
 
We saw each other two more times that same week. By the end of the week, we both knew that we weren't interested in seeing other people.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After almost a year and a half together, Tyler made sure to buy the ring on an auspicious day (generously provided by my mother).
 
Tyler picked up my parents from Dulles Airport after they returned from a trip to India, and asked my very sleepy parents for their blessing. My parents agreed and promptly fell asleep.
 
That night, also an auspicious day, Tyler took me to dinner at a fancy French restaurant, where we had a bit too much wine. Eventually, Tyler popped the question while I immediately broke into sobs. After crying through most of his proposal, 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.
Venue:
As our guests came from all over the country and from around the world (India, Dubai!). We wanted to give them a very DC experience. We chose Top of the Town for both ceremonies because of the sweeping views of Washington DC. We wanted our day to show great views of DC during the day and have a great rooftop area for the cocktail ceremony and reception.
 
Hair & Makeup:
I found my HMU team on Instagram and booked them immediately! They worked with me to create a modern Tamil bridal look for the morning complete with a fishtail braid covered in red roses and baby’s breath instead of the traditional jasmine flowers. The look for the Christian ceremony was delicate with nude lips and eyes and was transformed to bright eyes and bright pink lips for the reception.
 
Design:
We focused on simple overall designs that favored bright colors and atmosphere over more complex scenery. For this reason, we choose a relatively simple mandap (stage) and oonjal (swing) for the Hindu ceremony, and a simple, but classic, greenery backdrop for the Christian ceremony.
 
Flowers:
Our decor team came through with a wonderful selection of flowers. One of our favorite design elements was the way in which our decorator worked the colorful flowers of the Hindu ceremony into the greenery backdrop of the Christian ceremony and reused them for our centerpieces. It provided great continuity between the ceremonies, and helped brighten up the Christian ceremony with just the right amount of color.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We wanted to wear traditional attire for the Hindu and Christian ceremonies and wanted outfits that reflected us for the reception. We traveled up and down the entire US eastern seaboard  and coordinated with family in India for our three outfits.
 
For the Hindu ceremony, I wanted to wear a traditional red Kanjeepuram silk saree.  With the help of my aunts and grandmother in India, the red saree was purchased from RMKV silks in Chennai over a 5 am WhatsApp call. Additionally, the saree blouse was custom designed and embroidered with Swarovski crystals in a temple bell design.
 
For the Christian ceremony, I chose a white wedding dress from Amazon after searching through traditional bridal stores and unable to make a final decision. I was drawn to a with lots of tulle and delicate lace details.
 
For the reception, I wanted a bright colored lehenga and selected a yellow lehenga with hot pink details from Ladlee in Atlanta, GA. Not to be outdone, Tyler got a custom made navy blue three piece Jodhpuri suit from Om Fashion Boutique in Edison, NJ. We received so many compliments on our reception outfits and cannot wait to wear them again.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Honestly, being done with wedding planning was the best part!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the baraat and enjoyed  kicking off our wedding with dancing! 
 
Additionally, we planned two surprise dance performances: one with the bride and her friends and one of the bride and groom dancing to lungi dance. Our guests went nuts when they heard lungi dance come on and were up on their feet with us!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The best part of our wedding was seeing our family and friends having a great time! My favorite story was about one of my best friends, Tyler's brothers, and one of my uncles roaming the hotel halls after getting back from a bar at 2 am and being gently scolded by my mother to go to their rooms. It was hilarious and also one of my favorite parts about weddings - bringing people together.
 
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.
We imagined our wedding to be warm, traditional but fusion wedding.  Although we are a modern couple, with all the cultural clashes that come with that, it was important to us that both of our families felt comfortable and represented in our wedding.   
 
Our rehearsal dinner followed this theme and was held at the Le Meridien Arlington’s outdoor taco shack, The Yard. We wanted a terrace space that would encourage our families to move around and interact with each other and a taco shack with picnic tables and lots of standing high tops worked perfectly! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
A wedding planner is a must! They are the professionals and have probably seen it all --late vendors, last minute changes, the ever-changing seating chart! They are a great source of information and great listeners who can guide you through your vision.
 
Sometimes the details and material items can drive you crazy! Before we got into wedding planning, we wrote down three things we wanted our wedding to be: family, fun, and love. When we were stressing about small details like label placement on envelopes or the design of table toppers, we circled back to  the three things we wrote down. It helped ground us and reminded us to focus on the important things.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We wanted to incorporate our two families by having heirloom pieces be a part of wedding. I wore my mother's diamond earrings and my late grandmother's gold belt for the Hindu ceremony. For the Christian ceremony, I had with me the groom's late grandmother's handkerchief embroidered with our wedding date. This helped us weave our families into our day and made it that much sweeter.

We cannot wait to share the second wedding ceremony with you, so stay close if you don't want to miss it!
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Catering: IndAroma | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Sangeet Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Arlington Rosslyn | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Top of the Town | Planning & Design: A. Griffin Events | Floral & Decor: Imperial Decor | DJ: Dan Goldman Events | Baraat: Harmon's Hayrides and Carriages | Bridal Fashion: RMKV Silks | Groom Fashion: Saahil Exclusive | Cinematography: TLIC Media | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted Weddings | Lighting: Dan Goldman Events | Mehndi Artist: Naseem's Henna | Rentals: Allied Party Rentals | Transportation: Ramjay Inc | Childcare: Kiddie Keepers LLC | BBQ Lunch: Rocklands BBQ | Dhol Drummer: Rock and Dhol Events | Alcohol: Ace Beverage | Photography: Paperbird Photography


Jersey City, NJ Indian Wedding by PhotosMadeEz

Hello, beautiful Maharanis! A new day, a new charming and inspiring story coming your way. And this is one you are going to love! Your heart will explode with joy while your mind reaches inspirational levels never experienced before by just taking a look at Arshia & Neil's wedding celebration! If you are up for this adventure, let's jump right into it! We are starting this story, with a colorful and vibrant Garba Ceremony held inside the halls of the exclusive and striking Liberty House Restaurant and Events. This fantastic pre-wedding ceremony was so impressive that you cannot help to feel cheerful and have a smile on your face by just contemplating this vibrant and colorful event. Elegant Affairs managed to amaze everyone with vivid and multicolored ornaments, that created a magical scene suitable for all the dances, chants and the feast that took place during the whole evening. We also want to make a big shoutout to Dipti Desai for the artistic and fantastic Mehndi design created for our beautiful Maharani. It was amazing! Without any question, this was an evening that everyone enjoyed. The color combination, the magical atmosphere, and the love of this young couple created such romantic scenes that we cannot get enough. And thanks to PhotosMadeEz we can take a peek to this traditional pre-wedding ceremony, just as if we were there. If you don’t want to miss any detail of this Garba Ceremony, don't forget to visit today's gallery. You are going to love it!

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Photography: PhotosMadeEz | Cinematography: PhotosMadeEz | Planning & Design: Tum Hi Ho Events | Garba Venue: Liberty House Restaurant and Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Jersey City Hyatt | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs | Hair & Makeup: KC Makeup by Karuna Chani | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Baraat Horse: Caliber Farms | Cake & Treats: Carlo's Bakery | Mehndi Artists: Dipti Desai


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