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Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We missed you during this long weekend, and we were dying to share all the insights of Shaza & Shivam's wedding with you! So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy it! We are starting by taking a look at a Mehndi celebration, and hold on tight ladies because this Mehndi is like on you haven't seen in quite a while! As soon as you lay your eyes on the fantastic shots captured by Priyanca Rao Photography, you'll know why we were so eager to share this celebration with you! Just take a look at the gorgeous color palette used for this Mehndi! Mesmerizing! Partyland Sajawat mirrored the beauty and the violet/purple hues chosen by Shaza & Shivam, and crafted a beautifully enchanting decor that everyone loved! However, nothing was quite as beautiful as our gorgeous Maharani! She attended this fun-loving event looking like a princess thanks to Mohsin Naveed Ranjha, who took care of her beauty needs, and Kinza Amer and Priyanka Babariya, who took care of her hairstyle and makeup needs! Everything surrounding this pre-wedding event was fantastic! No wonder why this wedding celebration featured in our Best of 2019 Magazine! If you want to check more of this vibrant Mehndi celebration, don miss today's full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Senior year of high school, a friend of mine was at my house in mid March. We were 17 and thinking about prom. Who we wanted to go with, what color we would wear, when is the earliest we could go shopping for a dress. That same day, my friend used my phone to call her friend Shivam. He had gotten into a minor car accident earlier that day.
 
The next day (now having his phone number), I decided to text and check up on him. From that moment on, we didn’t stop talking. And nearly 12 years later here we are!
 
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.
This may sound crazy, but in hindsight, I planned our wedding around the three layer pearl and gold necklace I wore on my wedding day. My Nana Jaan (maternal grandfather) gifted it to my mother and she wore it on her wedding day. From the moment I saw it, I could see myself walking towards my future husband wearing something that is so special to me. Because of the style of the necklace, I knew I wanted our wedding to be very traditional, classy, and slightly Mughal.
 
I’m shocked at how everything fell into place so perfectly. We picked the Marigold as our wedding venue exactly six months before the reception date and the mehndi venue just three months before the event date. Then came my clothes.
 
For my makeup, I had reached out to Mona Chebli and Priyanka Babariya. Mona has done nearly all my friends wedding makeups in the past, and Priyanka has done my makeup for a photo shoot years ago so I knew I could trust them both. One thing I am happy about is choosing two different makeup and hair stylists. Mona loves a very glowy, shimmery, ethereal look which worked out perfectly for my mehndi hair and makeup, while Priyanka knew exactly what I wanted when all I told her was “dark brown smoked out sultry eyes and a neutral lip”. Kinza Amer is another person I blindly trusted to do my reception hair. I showed her just one picture five minutes before getting started and I couldn’t have asked for a better look.
 
Lastly, our decor was done by Partyland Sajawat. It is run by a mother-daughter team. Sachi is the extremely creative daughter. She's all about new concepts and not reusing old designs. We wanted the three arches and she had them custom made for us exactly how we wanted. Sachi did the most elaborate work compared to other decorators and she actually took the time to sketch out our vision, whereas the others just scrolled through their photo albums to show us what they've done in the past. Our decor was 100% customized by us and Sachi.
 
Our overall experience was not so bad considering we chose to plan three big events in just six months and we proudly did it all on our own, without a planner. We are lucky to have amazing friends and family who helped with so many of the little details that helped in a tremendous way.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For the mehndi lehnga, I chose to go with Mohsin Naveed Ranjha. I chose each of the three pieces separately and the end result was simply stunning. My earrings were from BlossomBox which had arrived just the morning of the event! And the matha patti and jade ring were borrowed from my childhood friend and maid of honor.
 
My reception gown was much harder to select. I had seen a beautiful mauve pink shade that I loved and knew that it would look beautiful as a fitted gown with a long train, covered in silver bead work. After rummaging through countless websites, Instagrams and Facebook pages of designers, I reached out to Marium from @theluxurious786. I was a little apprehensive to trust someone with my reception gown, but Marium came with rave reviews. I sent Marium the style I wanted along with the mauve shade and from that minute on I blindly trusted her to work her magic. The gown was exactly what I had hoped for and the intricate beadwork was exquisite.
 
Both my mehndi lehnga and reception gown came on the Wednesday before the weekend of our events, which could be quite stressful, but I know in the end everything works out if it’s meant to, and in this case it did!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Customizing absolutely everything! When does one ever get a chance to have a 450 person event where every detail is created by them? I grew up drawing and painting and I now create custom cakes as a creative outlet. From making mehndi thaalis to sketching my wedding gown, every detail of our wedding screamed Shaza & Shivam. Working together to create the wedding of our dreams was an incredible process.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a second during your wedding to step back from the friends and family and photographs and take it all in. All those months of planning go by in the blink of an eye. Don’t sweat the little details, and give people the benefit of the doubt when you think they’re not stepping up to help you.

More coming down the road, so stay tuned!
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Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Venues: The Marigold | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Hair: Kinza Amer | Makeup: Priyanka Babariya | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: Powerhouse DJ’s | Bridal Fashions (Mehndi): Mohsin Naveed Ranjha | Bridal Fashions (Reception): Marium | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake & Treats (Dessert): Radhika Chinai | Cinematography: Buds Palola | Groom's Outfit: Suit Supply | Groom's Shoes: Gucci


Laguna Beach, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Good Morning, Maharanis! There is plenty of love, tradition, flair, and elegance to admire this Wednesday, and it is all included in Marisa & Rohit's fusion wedding celebration! So, let's not wait any longer and take a look at this grand event! For this first installment, we'll be joining our two lovebirds at a romantic and fun-loving outdoor photoshoot that you will love! Seeing so much beauty and perfection on these shots might get you asking, who is the mastermind behind this photoshoot? But there is really no question, as such amazingness and precision can only be achieved by no other than Peter Nguyen Studio! Each shot borderlines perfection and transmits tons of feelings and emotions that make us feel as if we were right there! Such an amazing talent! Both Marisa & Rohit looked flawless, but it was Maharani Marisa who stole the show! She looked ravishing! But there is no surprise here, as she trusted her beauty needs to Genna Khein Make Up And Hair Artist and crown her look with a fantastic Mehndi design from Beauty by Rachana. For more amazing shots of this photoshoot, make sure to visit the gallery that we have prepared for today!

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What a great way to start this Wednesday, right? But there is still more coming, so stick around for more!

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Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Planning & Design: Ethnic Essence Couture Events | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Sangeet Venue: Monarch Beach Resort | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Montage Laguna Beach | Hair & Makeup: Genna Khein Make Up And Hair Artist | Catering (Sangeet): Natraj Catering and Restaurants | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Baraat: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Special Entertainment (Sangeet): SAUSD Ballet Folklorico | Special Entertainment (Reception): Mariachi Nuevo Jaliscience | Mehndi Artist: Beauty by Rachana


Amarillo, TX Indian Wedding by Lomesh Photography

Hello, darlings! We are back with more insights into Vidhi & Dilan's wedding celebration. If you thought that these lovebirds' wedding celebration could not get any better, you would be mistaken! Event after event, Vidhi & Dilan have been raising the bar a little more and have shown us how a dream wedding can be brought to real life. However, to make this a happen, they had to have the perfect team. Fortunately, these two had the best of the best! They gathered the best talents of each category to be able to close their wedding festivities with a flourish! So you can not miss this gala that exceeded all expectations! The first thing we noticed when getting inside the ballroom of the Amarillo Civic Center, is the enchanting atmosphere that surrounded this reception party! One more time, Events by Ridhi P and Rao Factor managed to surprise us with perfect planning and execution, and with a breathtaking decoration! The dim lights, the ideal placing of the ornaments, and the multi-colored floral arrangements resulted in a beautiful party, like one we have not seen in quite a long time! And no party is complete if you don't have the perfect music to liven it up! So we want to make a big shoutout to D&S Event Solutions, for setting the musical mood and the scheme of lights for this once in a lifetime event! Vidhi & Dilan had the time of their lives, and all the guests enjoyed this event while dancing and chatting! Without any question, this was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end. Remember that you can always get transported back to this magical celebration by taking a look at the gallery that we have prepared for today! The good friends from Lomesh Photography captured fantastic shots that we are sharing with you for you to have a visual delight, so go check them out!

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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.  

 

That is all for today! It is time to get back from this dream and to continue with your day, but we hope to see you here tomorrow for more! Until then, have a great one!

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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 | Venues: 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


Plantsville, CT Indian Wedding by PTaufiq Photography

Hello, ladies! We are glad you could join us at Pooja & Sohin's wedding reception party! This reception party was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end, as it was the perfect mix of the elegance and vibrancy that characterized the entire wedding! So let's take a look at it! The ballroom of the exclusive Aqua Turf Club transformed into a magical and elegant scene thanks to the on-point decor that MM Celebrations created for this gala. And to take this celebration to the next level, our lovebirds decided to leave the planning and execution of this gala to the expert folks from Mint To Be Events. And what a great decision it was! The entire evening was fantastic, and everyone had a great time! The talented team from Magic Mike DJs set the dance floor on fire playing the best Bollywood hits and setting the mood for the different activities that took place during the evening. One of the most anticipated moments of the night took place when our newlyweds had their first dance as husband and wife. And this romantic and charming moment did not let anyone down! They showcased their dance skills on a passionate and perfectly executed choreography that everyone loved! We wish that this wedding celebration didn't have to come to an end, but we need to let these two continue their journey into their happily ever after. However, if you want to relive this entire wedding celebration, don't miss the gallery that we have created for you, thanks to the shots captured by PTaufiq Photography. So don't wait any longer, and take a look at them, you are up for a visual treat!

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Have a great rest of the day! And don't forget to join us tomorrow for more! 

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DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Photography: PTaufiq Photography | Cinematography: PTaufiq Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Aqua Turf Club | Planning & Design: Mint To Be Events | Floral & Decor: MM Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez


Cambridge, MD Indian Wedding by Akbar Sayed Photography

Hey there, ladies! It is good to see that you could join us at Krupa & Ginal's wedding reception. So let's head into the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Spa And Marina to enjoy this reception party! The first thing we noticed when getting inside the ballroom, is the impressive and almost surreal atmosphere that surrounded this celebration! One more time, Nirali Decor managed to surprise us with a breathtaking decoration: The dim lights, the candles, the perfect placing of the ornaments and the multi-colored floral arrangements that were gently placed on the guests' tables, all a perfect combination that resulted in a beautiful and unique reception party, like one we have not seen in quite a long time! And no party is complete, if you don't have the perfect music to liven it up, so we want to make a big shoutout to MVP DJ, for setting the musical mood for this once in a lifetime event! Krupa & Ginal had the time of their life and all the guests enjoyed this event and had a lot of fun while dancing and chatting! And it is thanks to the remarkable talent of Akbar Sayed Photography that we get to take a look into this reception party, making us feel just like if we were there. If you haven't got enough of this event, or if you simply want to take more notes on the details that took this whole wedding celebration to the next level, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! 

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This week is just starting and we still have more surprises down the road, so stay close if you don't want to miss them! 

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Photography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Cinematography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Spa And Marina | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Dina | Catering: Jyoti Caterers | DJ: MVP DJ | Bridal Fashions: Manish Malhotra Design | Cake & Treats: Steve Konopelski | Mehndi Artist: Rangeela Ink


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