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Chantilly, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Regeti’s Photography

Hi there, Maharanis! We know that you were captivated by Ujwal & Michael's wedding photoshoot and that you want to see more of this lovely couple. So, we are here to continue sharing this love journey with you. This time, we are heading off to the exclusive Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles to join our lovely couple at their wedding ceremony. This traditional and intimate event marked the start of a lifetime of marriage for Ujwal & Michael, and we cannot help but feel happy that these two have found each other. The fantastic shots captured by Regeti's Photography showcase the beauty that surrounded this ceremony, but above all, they showcase the happiness and love that this young couple irradiates. As soon as Michael saw Ujwal walking down the aisle, he could not contain his emotions. He had a big smile on his face, and his eyes had that sweet and cute look that only someone truly in love has. And we can all agree that Ujwal is so lucky, as Michael stood at her like all Maharanis want to be seen by the love of their life! This romantic and charming scene was beautifully ambiance thanks to the fantastic decor that Yaadein Weddings put together for this life-changing event. The bright and traditional color palette, combined with the delicate placement of all the ornaments created a perfect setting that resembles the interiors of an ancient Indian palace. Without any question this wedding ceremony is one you don't want to miss, so head into our gallery for more! You are not going to regret it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mike and I were friends for a couple of years before we started dating. We already knew each other really well, so I knew pretty early on this would be something special!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Early in our relationship, I had told Mike that I wanted to date for at least 2 years before getting engaged. Mike must have been counting down the days, because he proposed exactly on our 2nd dating anniversary! That night, after getting back from our favorite Italian restaurant, he led me to his living room. He lamented that this would have been a perfect time to propose, except that the setting and ambiance were just not right in his apartment. One by one, Mike started listing things that would enhance the space for a proposal, and after uttering each item, a different friend of ours would emerge from their hiding spot to make it happen! One friend appeared and handed me a bouquet of roses, another friend came out playing our song on a speaker, three more friends emerged and moved a couch out of the way, yet another three friends showed up and hung a picture collage Mike had secretly made of us, and on and on until 12 (!) of my friends were in the living room and the scene was now just right! Mike finished his speech and got down on one knee with a ring, and I said yes through happy tears. He was so excited that everything went so perfectly that he forgot to actually put the ring on my finger!
 
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 started planning almost immediately after we got engaged! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to research and set schedules so I was very excited for the planning process and knew I wanted to plan our own wedding without an official planner. I had multiple Google docs and used Trello to help me plan each task. Neither of us are creative people, so we really needed vendors who could show us examples of their past work rather than having us suggest ideas. From there it was easier for us to describe what we liked or disliked. Attending the Shaadi Showcase in our area helped us pick most of our vendors and get to know them quickly. Weddingwire.com and reviews from friends were also instrumental to planning. For hair and makeup, it was important to me to find stylists who could handle a big wedding party of different hair and skin tones. Instagram played a huge role in helping me find Makeup by Ana B and Henna Harmony. Choosing the venue and date were the first big step and from there everything eventually fell into place. Overall, we felt comfortable knowing that our vendors had worked with each other before and were highly recommended among each other.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Originally I wanted one Indian dress and one white American dress. But I found myself attracted to the sparkle and color in Indian outfits. I eventually decided on a traditional South Indian sari for the ceremony and a lengha for the reception. I thought red, ivory and gold were such elegant and royal colors, so that was the theme of our wedding and outfits. I saved pictures from Instagram for inspiration and consulted some of my closest friends before embarking on a whirlwind shopping trip in India. I traveled to Chennai with my mom for a week filled with shopping in T. Nagar for outfits for myself and Mike, the wedding party, and our parents. It is a memory I will always treasure of shopping with my mom for my wedding dress.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Cake tasting was the most fun part - getting to enjoy multiple delicious flavors at once was a highlight! More than that, the planning process really helped us bond with each other's families. Just through the decision making cycles and various pre-wedding events that occurred, it provided a chance for both of our families to come together prior to the wedding. I found myself calling my mother-in-law multiple times a week for various questions and it now formed a routine we both look forward to of calling each other!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had 2 dance performances - one was a Bollywood medley performed by our wedding party - almost none of whom were Indian or had choreographed dance experience! We were so impressed by the amount of time and effort they put in the dance and it was so much fun to watch. My parents' friends also performed a surprise large group dance that took up the entire floor and was such a thrill to watch!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It was so nice to be able to spend the day with our loved ones from near and far. While we had a Hindu wedding, we wanted to make sure we captured both Indian and American traditions that were most important to us. Reading our vows to each other was a special moment for us to pronounce why we love each other and it will forever replay in our minds.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Think about what is most important to you and the groom and what you want your guests to remember or enjoy. It is easy to get caught up in the extravagant wedding details, but it is most importantly a day to celebrate the bride and groom with their closest friends and families.  When choosing vendors, make sure you are comfortable with them because they make up your entire celebration! There are so many little decisions to make and eventually your gut will tell you the right choice. We found ourselves almost instantaneously knowing if something or someone was the right fit for us. When we went to compare, we would always think back to the ones we landed on and we're so glad we did!
 

We still have one more stop, so stay close if you don't want to miss the outcome of this lovely story.

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Photography: Regeti's Photography | Venues: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | DJ: DynastyAV | Floral & Decor: Yaadein Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Catering: Rangoli Indian Restaurant | Cake & Treats: Amphora Bakery | Cinematography: Creative Touch Films | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Stacey Hsi | Mehndi Artist: Henna Harmony | Priest: Satyanarayana Marathe


Chantilly, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Regeti’s Photography

Good morning, ladies! We are so excited to bring you an insight into the sweet and charming wedding celebration of Ujwal & Michael. This fusion wedding incorporates a lot of inspirational ideas for you to start planning your wedding, so let's check it out! There is something extraordinary about Indian fusion weddings that we love so much, so you can imagine how happy we were when this wedding came into our hands. And as soon as we took a glance to Ujwal & Michael's celebration, we knew this was one story that we wanted to share with you. We are starting this love journey by taking a look at the fantastic first look photoshoot carried out by the talented team of Regeti's Photography. This photographic studio did their magic to capture the most intimate and blushing moments of this lovely couple seeing each other for the first time in their wedding attires. And we love every scene! Ujwal looked ravishing on her traditional Saree embellished with golden patterns. Makeup by Ana B complemented this charming look with an elegant hairstyle and makeup that we love so much. And let's not forget about that fantastic Mehndi design that Henna Harmony created for her! It is mind-blowing, and we love the artistry and talent that it showcases. And talking about amazing, what about the tremendous presence of Michael rocking a traditional Sherwani suit? He completely embraced his new culture and ended up looking handsome and imposing, like a true Raja should be! Without any question, this was the best way for this lovebirds to start their big day! If you want to get a closer look at this photoshoot, do not miss today's gallery! We've gathered the best of the best for your enjoyment, so don't miss it out.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mike and I were friends for a couple of years before we started dating. We already knew each other really well, so I knew pretty early on this would be something special!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Early in our relationship, I had told Mike that I wanted to date for at least 2 years before getting engaged. Mike must have been counting down the days, because he proposed exactly on our 2nd dating anniversary! That night, after getting back from our favorite Italian restaurant, he led me to his living room. He lamented that this would have been a perfect time to propose, except that the setting and ambiance were just not right in his apartment. One by one, Mike started listing things that would enhance the space for a proposal, and after uttering each item, a different friend of ours would emerge from their hiding spot to make it happen! One friend appeared and handed me a bouquet of roses, another friend came out playing our song on a speaker, three more friends emerged and moved a couch out of the way, yet another three friends showed up and hung a picture collage Mike had secretly made of us, and on and on until 12 (!) of my friends were in the living room and the scene was now just right! Mike finished his speech and got down on one knee with a ring, and I said yes through happy tears. He was so excited that everything went so perfectly that he forgot to actually put the ring on my finger!
 
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 started planning almost immediately after we got engaged! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to research and set schedules so I was very excited for the planning process and knew I wanted to plan our own wedding without an official planner. I had multiple Google docs and used Trello to help me plan each task. Neither of us are creative people, so we really needed vendors who could show us examples of their past work rather than having us suggest ideas. From there it was easier for us to describe what we liked or disliked. Attending the Shaadi Showcase in our area helped us pick most of our vendors and get to know them quickly. Weddingwire.com and reviews from friends were also instrumental to planning. For hair and makeup, it was important to me to find stylists who could handle a big wedding party of different hair and skin tones. Instagram played a huge role in helping me find Makeup by Ana B and Henna Harmony. Choosing the venue and date were the first big step and from there everything eventually fell into place. Overall, we felt comfortable knowing that our vendors had worked with each other before and were highly recommended among each other.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Originally I wanted one Indian dress and one white American dress. But I found myself attracted to the sparkle and color in Indian outfits. I eventually decided on a traditional South Indian sari for the ceremony and a lengha for the reception. I thought red, ivory and gold were such elegant and royal colors, so that was the theme of our wedding and outfits. I saved pictures from Instagram for inspiration and consulted some of my closest friends before embarking on a whirlwind shopping trip in India. I traveled to Chennai with my mom for a week filled with shopping in T. Nagar for outfits for myself and Mike, the wedding party, and our parents. It is a memory I will always treasure of shopping with my mom for my wedding dress.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Cake tasting was the most fun part - getting to enjoy multiple delicious flavors at once was a highlight! More than that, the planning process really helped us bond with each other's families. Just through the the decision making cycles and various pre-wedding events that occurred, it provided a chance for both of our families to come together prior to the wedding. I found myself calling my mother-in-law multiple times a week for various questions and it now formed a routine we both look forward to of calling each other!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had 2 dance performances - one was a Bollywood medley performed by our wedding party - almost none of whom were Indian or had choreographed dance experience! We were so impressed by the amount of time and effort they put in the dance and it was so much fun to watch. My parents' friends also performed a surprise large group dance that took up the entire floor and was such a thrill to watch!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It was so nice to be able to spend the day with our loved ones from near and far. While we had a Hindu wedding, we wanted to make sure we captured both Indian and American traditions that were most important to us. Reading our vows to each other was a special moment for us to pronounce why we love each other and it will forever replay in our minds.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Think about what is most important to you and the groom and what you want your guests to remember or enjoy. It is easy to get caught up in the extravagant wedding details, but it is most importantly a day to celebrate the bride and groom with their closest friends and families.  When choosing vendors, make sure you are comfortable with them because they make up your entire celebration! There are so many little decisions to make and eventually your gut will tell you the right choice. We found ourselves almost instantaneously knowing if something or someone was the right fit for us. When we went to compare, we would always think back to the ones we landed on and we're so glad we did!
 
We are sure that you were captivated by this lovely couple, so don't miss the upcoming wedding ceremony. You are going to love it!
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Fusion
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Autumn
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Photography: Regeti's Photography | Venues: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | DJ: DynastyAV | Floral & Decor: Yaadein Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Catering: Rangoli Indian Restaurant | Cake & Treats: Amphora Bakery | Cinematography: Creative Touch Films | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Stacey Hsi | Mehndi Artist: Henna Harmony | Priest: Satyanarayana Marathe


Newport Beach, CA Stylized Shoot by Kelly Waterman Photography

Hello ladies! Today is been a day full of inspirational ideas, but we still have a couple more ideas for you, so get yourself ready to take some notes! When it comes to planning a reception party, there are a couple of things you need to have in mind: To start, you need to have a great venue and a perfect decoration, and the way that Los Angeles Floral Couture decored and ambiance the exclusive halls of the Fashion Island Hotel for this stylized photo shoot is a perfect example from which you can take great inspirational ideas! The color palette used on the floral arrangements and decor is elegant and captivating, and it creates a beautiful setting suitable for a wedding reception party! Another important thing that you need to take into account, is to have a great DJ and an incredible scheme of lights! In the end, this is a time for you to have fun, and what better way to do it, than having a great DJ like DJ Jesse G! He is well known for his talent and the way he keeps up with the different activities that happen during these reception parties. Finally, remember that the first cut at the cake is a highly anticipated moment at a wedding reception, so having a beautiful cake, like the one that Puffect Bakery and Cafe prepared for this photo shoot will give an extra touch to this memorable moment! If you have followed this entire entry, we are sure that you have gathered a lot of ideas to start planning your wedding, however, if you still need something extra, you cannot miss today's gallery! You will not regret it! 

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Now that you are filled with ideas, it is time to start planning your wedding! And, remember that we have new loving and inspirational stories every day, so stay tuned for more! 

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Venue: Fashion Island Hotel | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Simply Classic Events | Designer: Simply Classic Events | Floral & Decor: Los Angeles Floral Couture | Hair & Makeup: Bre Luxe Beauty | DJ: DJ Jesse G | Bridal Fashion: Prathaa Design Studio | Bridal Jewelry: Omroze Asha | Cake & Treats: Puffect Bakery and Cafe | Cinematography: ASportFIlms | Bridal Draping & Styling: Linens by Celina | Favors: BToffee | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: PD Invite | Lighting: DJ Jesse G | Mehndi Artist: OC Henna | Rentals: Collective Rentals | Tuxedos: Friar Tux | Dance Floor: Star Dance Floors | Rentals: So Cal Event Rentals | Linens: Wildflower Linens | Signage: The Tipsy Cricket | Oversize Silk Florals: XXL Flowers | Photography: Kelly Waterman Photography


Key Largo, FL Indian Fusion Wedding by Linett Teresa Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! I can't think of a better way to start the day than with this lovely pair celebrating their wedding! Zahra & Bhavishyat's celebration of love is so beautiful and charming that you will love it all the way from the start! For this installment, we will take you to the peaceful and captivating shores of the Historic Shadow Point to be part of the colorful and fashionable Haldi ceremony that was the perfect start for this lifetime love story. This festive occasion was a fun-filled night that could not have been possible without the talent and expertise of Amina Events, as the planning and execution of this pre-wedding event was exquisite. And talking about exquisite, we want to make a big shoutout Linett Teresa Photography for the incredible shots that were captured during this event. We are loving every photo, as each of them transports us back to that magical moment, and make us feel just like if we were there! If you want to dive into this magical atmosphere, make sure to check the gallery that we have prepared for you. You are going to be blown away! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Bhavishyat (Bhavi) through colleagues at work. The connection was very natural like we knew each other from forever. It was my birthday weekend, that he planned a trip to Chattanooga, TN where I realized it had to be him. His loving, affectionate and caring nature made me realize all that I wanted in my Mr. Right, was in him.  
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were getting ready for a dinner date, he made sure I was in the room as pest control were doing a treatment at home (at least that is what he said). Ready for our dinner outing I stepped outside to flowers showering and Bhavi on his knees.  
 
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.
Well, we are from different faiths and were planning a small but fun wedding party with family and friends on a beach in Florida, that helped us celebrate the best of both cultures with people who mattered the most. 
It was a real challenge, in fact, I feel we couldn't have done another exercise to know each other and our families soo well. From choosing a location in Key Largo to the venue Historic Shadow Point to getting Anita Amin #AminaEvents to help us coordinate our wedding weekend. To choosing LinettePhotography as our wedding photographer to getting Hair, Makeup and Henna artists in Key Largo. To finding food options that go well for all. To the 2 priests to solemn up man and wife according to Hindu and Muslim traditions. It was a real experience. But the happy faces and the fact that we will be together forever made it all worth it.  
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to India for wedding shopping, I wanted a non-traditional color Lehenga for Nikaah. So dark blue and pastel green was an option we choose. For Kalyanum my mother in law felt pink would suit me well so it was a pink and gold and white and pink saree combination. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We planned all the details of D day, it was exactly the way we wanted. A mixture of cultures with a lot of fun. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Venue and cocktail party
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Fun times with family and friends
 
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.
Haldi and Mehndi in the open, with mangal snanum at sunset.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Dont stress the small stuff, no one remembers the color of your mandup or dress or the food. You got to enjoy D day. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
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This pre-wedding event was the perfect preamble for the upcoming wedding ceremonies! So don't go too far if you don't want to miss them out! 
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Planning & Design: Amina Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Historic Shadow Point | Floral & Decor: Linens & More Florida Keys | Hair & Makeup: Medusa's Mane Hair & Makeup | Catering: Bombay Darbar | Photography: Linett Teresa Photography


Naperville, IL Indian Wedding by Le Cape Weddings

Welcome back, Maharanis! The love story of Rina & Mana continues its journey into the happily ever after. On this occasion, it was one of the distinguished salons of the exclusive and imposing Chicago Marriott Naperville that hosted the beautiful and traditional wedding ceremony of our young couple. The fabulous decoration of the salon created an atmosphere so elegant, romantic and captivating, that our couple could not have asked for a more beautiful scenario to declare their love in front of their family and friends. The multicolored floral arrangements combined with the candles that Dream Occasions put together for this event marked the way that Rina & Mana had to follow to continue their journey into a lifetime love story. Our lovely Maharani stole all the looks while walking down the aisle on her fascinating burgundy lehenga with golden details. But it was not just the splendid attire that highlighted Rina's beauty; this traditional and inspiring look that we are loving would not have been possible without the exceptional work of Hair and Makeup by Hiral Vyas. The discreet and elegant make-up, combined with the classic and refined hairstyle, gave Rina a breathtaking look for this once in a lifetime event. And it is thanks to the remarkable talent of Le Cape Weddings, that we can enjoy this long-awaited event since every picture captured is simply a work of art. If you want to see more of this wedding ceremony do not miss today's gallery, it is full of surprises!

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Don't go too far if you don't want to miss our future post where we will unveil all the details of the wedding reception! 

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Venues: Chicago Marriott Naperville | Cinematography: Le Cape Weddings | Photography: Le Cape Weddings | Floral & Decor: Dream Occasions | Bride's Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Hiral Vyas | Family Hair & Makeup: Amna Ghumman | Catering: India House | DJ: Shaadi Entertainment | Baraat Dhol: Shaadi Entertainment | Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farm | Cakes & Treats: DeEtta’s Bakery | Photo Booth: Manthan


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