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Amarillo, TX Indian Wedding by Lomesh Photography

Welcome back, ladies! It's time to continue enjoying Vidhi & Dilan's wedding celebration. This time, we will join our lovebirds at the Amarillo Civic Center to be part of their wedding ceremony. Just as if it came out of a fairy tale, this event characterized by unsurpassed beauty and elegance that amazed and enchanted everyone! But there is no surprise that this wedding ceremony turned out to be this amazing because Vidhi & Dilan had the best allies to make their dream wedding come to life! Events by Ridhi P took care of the conceptualization and execution of this life-changing event, while Rao Factor crafted the entire decoration and floral arrangements that ambiance the room. And what a great combination of talent this was! Having these two teams onboard resulted in a fantastic event that seemed almost surreal! The violet and pink hues on the lights, the traditional Indian fabrics and the fabulous floral arrangements coming down from the Mandap, created a magical setting that we cannot stop seeing! All this beauty could only be overtaken by the presence of our two love birds! They both looked flawless in their traditional attires, but it was our gorgeous Vidhi who stole all the looks! She went a step further and ended up looking like a princess thanks to the elegant hairstyle and the captivating makeup done by Ms. Painted Lady. This head-turning look was a fantastic way to join a traditional and discreet hairstyle with a trendy makeup showcasing beautiful bright colors for the eyeshadow! The result: A dreamy look that we loved! Without any question, this was the wedding ceremony that Vidhi & Dilan always dreamed of, and we are sure that everyone loved it! If you can't get enough of this fabulous event, head into our gallery for more! We have compiled the most beautiful shots captured by Lomesh Photography for your enjoyment! So go check them out, they are worth the while!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through mutual friends about 11 years ago. We were just acquaintances and ran into each other here and there over the years. Once I moved to Dallas, we got closer and became really good friends and then it just happened!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We actually both proposed to each other! I was secretly planning mine and he was planning his. Both of our sisters knew about it and didn't tell either of us. The most synchronistic part...we planned them 3 days apart. He beat me to it though and proposed first.

He did a Dil Toh Pagal Hai themed proposal because that is his FAVORITE movie. He transformed our home into a movie set and made every room a different scene from the movie. He had lines written down for me to play along with. He even had me do outfit changes similar to the ones Madhuri Dixit wore in the movie. It was so magical! In the end, he planned a little late-night dinner upstairs with an "Italian view." Everything came full circle then. He pulled out this game called "The Love Game" that I used on him when we first starting hanging out years before. Of course back then it wasn't called the love game; it was just a questionnaire to get to know someone on a more intimate level. After all that, he proposed and I did a cake smash! Both of our sisters came out of a room and surprised me and then we FaceTimed my parents who were dressed for the occasion.

My proposal was more public. I had it at the Don Quixote theater in Deep Ellum. It was a continuous dance number of all the songs that he loved growing up until that point. I had my friends, his friends, and our sisters in on it. After the whole dance sequence finished, he met me upstairs in the dressing room where I was down on one knee with our dog. He loved every second of it! The highlight of the whole dance was Ek Pal Ka Jeena from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. He said that song changed his life along with many other teenage boys at that time. His sister took the lead on that and crushed it!

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 was so simple for me because I remembered that I had to stay organized. I booked everything a year or even more in advance. We really didn't want a big wedding to be honest. We were happy going to court and signing papers and calling it a day. We did it for our parents since we were both the eldest in our families. What we told ourselves throughout the whole process is we are doing it for us and no one else. I think it's important for every couple to remember why they are getting married to begin with.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted a deep velvet red. During our shopping, we looked at so many and it can get confusing at times too. I had to come back the next day and my decision totally changed. I wanted something different and unique and I think I picked the perfect dress for that.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was having so much support from everybody! From our family to our close friends, everyone was so happy and so willing to help at any given point.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests loved the music! Our DJ was amazing! They were from New Jersey known as D&S Event Solutions. We had a video wall during our reception which highlighted our pictures, same day edit, and amazing graphics that those guys came up with. Their MC was AMAZING! He really knew how to engage the crowd. I also think the biggest highlight was my mother's dance during our Sangeet with a special appearance by my father. It was great.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The part that replays the most was me walking down the aisle and Dilan waiting at the other end. The priest let him see him because he wanted to give me a rose and locket as soon as I got to the front. He was tearing up, which made me tear up! What was extra special about it was that I let him choose my aisle song. He did not listen to that song until our wedding day and waited for that moment. That was the most magical part.

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 had so many different components to our wedding. First one was that we had a double baraat. I, the bride, had my own baraat. We both had vintage Cadillacs and met in the middle. I believe there was a moment from that featured on Bollyshake. Second, during our reception we did a sand ceremony, which was my husband's idea. Also during our reception, he wrote several shayari's (Hindi poems) that he wanted to share with me and everyone in attendance. During our Sangeet night, we had a casino night going on at the same time in which the chips were turned in for raffle tickets and we gave out prizes in the end.

Side note: while filming for our pre-wedding shoot, we decided to incorporate a water gun fight in our video which was so fun to do!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I want to tell all Brides-To-Be that it doesn't matter what happens, things go wrong, and things also go right. The most important thing to keep in mind is to remember why you want to get married in the first place.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The pictures can tell you everything about our wedding! There was so much love and joy from everyone and we did not want it to end! We loved every moment.  

 

If you though this celebration could not get any better, wait to see the upcoming wedding reception party! You are going to be amazed! 

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Mehndi Artists: Samira's Henna Designs | DJ: D&S Event Solutions | Baraat: D&S Event Solutions | Lighting: D&S Event Solutions | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Amarillo Civic Center | Sangeet Venue: Amarillo Civic Center | Planning & Design: Events by Ridhi P | Floral & Decor: Rao Factor | Hair & Makeup: Ms. Painted Lady | Catering: Gopal | Cinematography: Memories | Draping/Styling: Ms. Painted Lady | Photography: Lomesh Photography


Glen Rock, NJ Sikh Wedding by Park Street Weddings

Hello there, darlings! We know that you couldn't resist it! You were so captivated by Navneet & Harkamal's love story that you couldn't wait to check more about it. So, there is no need to keep on waiting as we are back with more details of this life-changing event. This time, we will be joining our lovebirds at the Ashyana Banquets for a romantic and elegant reception party. As soon as you step into the halls of this venue, you will be captivated by the incredible decor crafted by Siblana Event Design. The multicolored floral arrangements, the dim lights, and the color palette used to set the mood on the ballroom created a magical atmosphere that everyone loved. Without any question, this was a perfect scenario to host the event that will conclude with the wedding festivities. This was a night to remember, and we are sure that every guest had a great time celebrating Navneet & Harkamal's beginning into their married life! It is time to say goodbye to this lovely couple and let them start their journey into their happily ever after! But before we wrap it up, we want to make a special shoutout to the talented team from Park Street Weddings for the fantastic shots captured during the entire wedding festivities! It is thanks to their remarkable work that we get to relive this journey and get filled with emotions and inspiring ideas. So kudos to them! If you want to take a look at more amazing photos of this event, head into our gallery for more! We have a compilation of shots that are worth the while, so go check them out!

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That is all for today, ladies! Hope you have a great weekend, and we are looking forward to seeing you on Monday for a new lovely and inspiring story! 

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Cinematography: Park Street Weddings | Photography: Park Street Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Glen Rock Gurdwara | Reception Venue: Ashyana Banquets | Floral & Decor: Siblana Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Sameen Khan | Hair & Makeup: Ramanpreet Kaur | Bridal Fashions: Brides of Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashions: Anushree Reddy | Bridal Jewelry: ReeMat Designs


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Jorge Rodriguez Photography

Hello there, darlings! We are back in the paradisiacal lands of Cancun, Mexico to continue enjoying the wedding festivities of Shrina & Angat. The time has come to celebrate the union of our newlyweds in a fantastic reception party held inside the halls of the exclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. Following the lines of elegance, beauty, and merriment that has characterized these festivities, this wedding reception was incredible! Our two lovebirds attended this event wearing elegant outfits that made them look fabulous in each of the photographs captured by the talented team from Jorge Rodriguez Photography. Although they both looked radiant, it was our beautiful Shrina who stole all the looks! Her soft lavender lengha, the fantastic makeup, and hairstyle created by Sara Tamargo, and her beautiful smile, were the perfect combination to make her look like a princess! There is no doubt that this was a night to remember! DJ PARTY ROD Cancun's wedding Professional DJ's enlightened the dance floor with a fantastic selection of music that put everyone to dance to the rhythm of the Bollywood hits of the moment. And the guests that were not dancing were captivated by the delicious plates that Taste of India Cancun prepared for this event. This reception party was full of happiness, dancing, food and above all, lots of love! We wish this story didn't have to come to an end because we are having a blast! But we have to let these lovebirds begin their journey into their everlasting married life. But don't be sad, you can always relive the most beautiful moments of this wedding celebration by visiting today's gallery. It is full of shots that you will love, so go check it out!

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That's been all for today. Have a great weekend and see you on Monday for more!

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Venues: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun | Floral & Decor: Alquimia Events | Planning & Design: JC Castillo Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Sara Tamargo | Catering: Taste of India Cancun | DJ: MVP DJs | DJ: DJ PARTY ROD Cancun's wedding Professional DJ's | Dhol & Vintage Car: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Cinematography: Dreams Gate Films | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Anki | Photography: Jorge Rodriguez Photography


Yorba Linda, CA Indian Wedding by Gary Coelho Photography

Hello, darlings! We are glad you could join us at Bindiya & Akash's wedding reception party! This vibrant and joyful event held at the halls of The Richard Nixon Library was the perfect way to bring the wedding festivities to an end. Following the line of amazingness set during the wedding ceremony, the talented team from Kismet Event Design managed to surprise us again with a striking and elegant decor that we loved so much! The dim lights, the fancy chandeliers, the golden draperies, and the delicate placement of the floral arrangements created a fantastic setting reminiscent of an ancient ballroom. The musical mood for this event was in charge of 3D Sounds. And what a great decision it was, because the DJ set the dancefloor on fire and made everyone dance the night away! We want to make a special shoutout to Gary Coelho Photography for sharing the incredible shots that immortalized the most memorable moments of the evening! Hands down, this entire wedding celebration is one for the books! Not just for the amazingness that surrounds it, but also for the inspiring ideas that it can transmit. If you want to relive the most beautiful moments of this life-changing event, head into our gallery for more, it is worth to be seen! 

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Another day, another fantastic story! Make sure to keep that inspiration flowing, and join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Venues: The Richard Nixon Library | Floral & Decor: Kismet Event Design | DJ: 3D Sounds | Catering: Manohar's Delhi Palace | Cinematography: Gary Coelho Photography | Photography: Gary Coelho Photography


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Pixan Studio

Welcome back, ladies! We are wrapping up this fantastic journey through the paradisiacal lands of Cancun Mexico by joining Neena & Ajay at their wedding reception party! These two lovebirds wanted to bring their wedding festivities to an end with a flourish! So, they threw a fantastic reception party to celebrate their happiness in the company of their family and friends. But right before heading to the reception party, they decided to have one last photoshoot to immortalize this beautiful moment. The talented crew from Pixan Studio worked their magic to capture the most romantic scenes of these newlyweds, and we love every shot! After the photoshoot, it was time to head over to The Grand at Moon Palace to have some fun! Magic Mike DJs fired up the dance floor and set the musical mood for the different activities that took place during this evening! We love the elegance and vibrancy that surrounded this reception party as it made everyone had a great time! Hands down the entire wedding festivities were a total hit! But there is no surprise here as Neena & Ajay decided to have Indian Destination Weddings as their ally to take their wedding celebration to the next level. And when you have a team like this one, that combines talent and expertise, you can only expect perfection. And that's what we got: A perfect destination wedding for the ages! If you want to relive this entire celebration, you cannot miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! It is fantastic, so make sure to check it out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ajay and I met in residency in New York. While on the liver transplant service we had a common patient -- he was the surgical resident and I was the medical resident. He just pulled a chest tube and offered to update me on the results of the patient's chest x-ray -- that was his way of casually asking for my number.  It was very endearing and he seemed like a down-to-earth nice guy.  We had so much in common in terms of family, education, and career interests so it felt like we had known each other for a long time. 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After a hectic month of moving to Philadelphia and settling into Fellowship, Ajay casually suggested we visit Longwood Botanical Gardens and have brunch.  I used to love visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens while living in New York, and I thought this was the perfect day trip to relax after a crazy move. Little did I know he was planning on getting down on one knee and proposing that day! He even had a photographer to capture the moment. 

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 have always wanted a small intimate wedding with close family and friends, and I knew that if I had a local wedding it would be hard to keep the party small. I also knew that I wanted something fun and enjoyable where our families could really get to know each other in a relaxed setting. I met Ateet Ahuja of Indian Destination Weddings at the DC Dream Shaadi showcase and he introduced the idea of a destination wedding.  My parents deserve the credit of meeting with Ateet and picking out the perfect venue -- The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico!  After choosing the resort our families traveled down to Cancun for a site visit and to meet with the local vendors. The Moon Palace is an all-inclusive resort and specializes in Indian weddings. They work with preferred vendors, offering everything from a local Hindu Pundit (who spoke English), to Mehendi services, to White Horses for the Barrat, to Indian food caterers and Decorators who provide a variety of structures for Mandaps. The only vendor we hired and flew down from the U.S. was our DJ and Dhol player -- Magic Mike DJs-- they did an incredible job. 

After choosing the vendors and specific services from a brochure; my local wedding event planner, Preeti Vasudeva of Preeti Exclusive Events, worked with the on-site coordinator at the Moon Palace to ensure that all the services were booked and confirmed.  Preeti and my Mother went back to Cancun for a second site visit and met with several of the vendors the December prior to our wedding. My job is very demanding and I had limited time to plan. I would not recommend a destination wedding for someone who wants to micro-manage every detail, but if you are hands-off and have limited time/energy to devote to planning (as in my case) the process of planning a destination wedding is manageable. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother and Nani went to India and chose all of my outfits and I was thrilled! They have fantastic taste and I couldn't be happier with their choices. I gave them a few guidelines, but apart from that, they put the outfits and jewelry together. I am very lucky that my Mom and Nani were able to make the trip out to India on my behalf -- I would have loved to join but unfortunately, I couldn't afford to take a month off.  My sangeet lengha was a Ritu Kumar design and my wedding lengha was an Anita Dongre design. I am unsure of where they purchased my reception lengha but it was in stunning rose gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was when my Mother and Nani returned from India and I was able to try on my outfits -- that's when all the planning and prepping felt like it was coming together. My lengha blouses only needed minor adjustments and everything fit beautifully.  

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had just over 100 guests attend our wedding. Some came from as far as India but most were from the East Coast and Mid-West U.S. We got married in early February so the trip out to Cancun was a warm winter get-away. Our guests truly enjoyed the Resort property and everything it had to offer -- the all-inclusive restaurants (serving a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, Asian, American, Mexican) to the beaches, pools, day spa, and golf course. We also organized half-day group trips to Chichin Itza and Tulum for our guests -- these were big hits!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many memorable moments from our wedding weekend.  

1. We had our Sangeet outside on a terrace with a Tikki bar -- it started raining temporarily but everyone was having so much fun they danced through the rain. The great thing about tropics is that the rain does not last long. 

2. We did our first look on the beach -- it was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out beautifully. 

3. We had a wedding ceremony in an outdoor glass gazebo overlooking the beach -- it was a beautiful backdrop for such an auspicious occasion. Having our family and friends all together to celebrate our union was so incredibly heartwarming. 

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.
At our Sangeet, our family organized several performances -- they were fantastic! It turned out to be an incredible talent show and a lot of fun. We also organized Fire Dancers from the Resort -- they were great and definitely added an awe factor to the night. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice to brides planning their wedding is to prioritize what is important to you/your groom/your family -- you're not going to be able to please everyone with every decision you make but if you keep everyone involved informed and also let your family members have some choices/say in the planning process the whole experience will be more enjoyable.  For me, it was important to have my closest family and friends together to celebrate my marriage in a relaxed, enjoyable and fun setting! 

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The catered food at the resort was fantastic! For the Sangeet we had a Mexican buffet. After the wedding ceremony, we had an Indian high tea by the beach and served chai, lemonade and several finger hors d'oeuvres. At the Reception we had an Indian buffet. The restaurants at the Resort are also very good -- there is a mix of formal sit-down restaurants and buffets that are offered.

 

See you tomorrow for another fantastic adventure! Have a great rest of the day!

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DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venues: The Grand at Moon Palace | Floral & Decor: The Grand at Moon Palace | Catering: The Grand at Moon Palace | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cake & Treats: The Grand at Moon Palace | Cinematography: Pixan Studio | Lighting: The Grand at Moon Palace | Mehndi Artist: The Grand at Moon Palace | Photography: Pixan Studio


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