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Huntington Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Samson Productions

It’s finally time to take a sneak peek of the grand wedding bash of Paayal and Jimmy! The new Mr. and Mrs. offered an extraordinary reception planned by Ethnic Essence Couture Events at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach! The memorable event was a display of grandeur and glamour thanks to the amazing large floral table centerpieces and romantic sophisticated shades combination that Ethnic Essence Couture Events designed for each table and wedding stage, I especially love the crystal pendants hanging with ribbons from the ceiling! The lovely newlyweds danced the night away with their guests in a costumed designed dance floor to the rhythm of 3D Sounds while Manohar's Delhi Palace served a traditional and savory banquet! Maharani Paayal was an absolute princess in her mint color gown and the Raja of her dreams wore a lovely tie that matched the bride’s color look! Head into the gallery by Samson Productions for even more breathtaking details!

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This gorgeous wedding seriously took my breath away! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Floral & Decor: Ethnic Essence Couture Events | DJ: 3D Sounds | Baraat: 3D Sounds | Planning & Design: Ethnic Essence Couture Events | Catering: Manohars Delhi Palace | Photography: Samson Productions | Cinematography: Samson Productions | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Hair & Makeup: Oscar Naranjo | Fruit Display: Roubik | Cake & Treats: Cheryll Creative Cakes | Mehndi Artist: Bridal Makeovers by Neha Assar | Entertainment: Anis Chandani |


Healdsburg, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Apollo Fotografie

Hey there ladies, today we celebrate the beauty of a true Hinjew or Jewish/Hindu wedding! The lovely Roshni and Scott decided to throw a celebration that honored both of their vibrant cultures, faiths and above all, their love for each other! Before they smash the glass and exchanged garlands, these two had the prettiest outdoor inspired photo shoot in the amazing gardens and vineyards of Ru's Farm with the extraordinary photo crew of Apollo Fotografie. A true journal of their affection and shiny adoration came out of this charming photo session. The lovely bride, Roshni turned into an absolute Indian princess as she flaunted a custom-made white and gold lehenga with family heirlooms that she completed with an equally stunning hair and makeup look by Brush Salon. The dashing groom, Scott, was a style beacon, mastering a classic combination of a navy blue suit with brown shoes that also stole the spotlight. See how these two rocked their outfits in the most intimate moment of their affair in our full gallery!

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These two were ready to tie the knot and the pictures are to die for! Check out our next post.    

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Photography: Apollo Fotografie | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ru's Farm | Decor: Encore Event Rentals and Decor | Floral: Poppystone Designs | Hair & Makeup: Brush Salon | Catering: Girl & The Fig | Bridal Fashion: Frontier Palace | Groom Fashion: Nordstrom | Cake & Treats: Moustache Baked Goods | Photo Booth: The Booth Bus | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Officiant: Rabbi Matt Eisenberg |


Carlsbad, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio Merima

Nikita and Sebastian’s dreamy Mid-Summer Night Dream reception theme was an absolute triumph! The newlyweds planned their last soiree with the expert help of Sweet Blossom Weddings who worked side by side with the coordinators of the Park Hyatt Aviara to bring to life the event that by far was in a class by itself. The grand ballroom featured the couple’s personal touch of romance with lush florals from Park Hyatt Aviara in addition to the creative lightning tricks of Brilliant Event Lighting. For her final event, Maharani Nikita found the perfect gown at Suneet Varma’s boutique; this stunning design and her light bangle jewelry set permitted her to flaunt even more the magnificent henna design created by Wardah with Henna Trendz! The queen of the night danced with her now husband Sebastian to the rhythm of DJ Vik’s Bollywood and western sounds while Studio Merima captured these unforgettable memories, in the bride’s own words: “in the best way imaginable”! Check out all the beauty in our full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met the groom, Sebastian (Bash), through the brother of my college roommate/bestie, Claire. They're all from San Diego so that's the connection. Andrew introduced us at a brunch one day in Brooklyn. Bash and I were friends for a few years and I never really saw him in a romantic way. He ended up becoming my best friend; someone who I could say anything to and do all kinds of activities, like going to concerts, restaurants and dance parties with and have the best time. One day, I asked him to come over and help me re-string a ukulele that I just bought and had no idea how to play. It was an impulse buy. He was formerly a music teacher (and now an editor at Bloomberg) and plays a few instruments. He came over, we had mint juleps and he taught me how to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on my balcony. It was easy enough for me to learn. Though kind of an overplayed wedding song (sorry people out there who played it at their wedding), we ended up playing it at ours as I walked down the aisle- sentimental value and all. Anyway, it was that moment that things shifted for me - seeing him as more than a friend. He was everything I wanted that I didn't know I needed - a good soul, who's funny, handsome, smart as hell and knows everything about me and wants to make me happy. Best decision I've ever made. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Our proposal story is my favorite! We got engaged in Game of Thrones's country, Dubrovnik, Croatia. The lead up to the proposal is one for the books. We were at the airport, on our way to Europe when I noticed a lock on Bash's backpack. Now, I was pretty hopeful we'd get engaged on this trip, but couldn't be sure, so I was suspicious of the lock. Earlier that month, I had gotten robbed at a movie theater, so he merely explained that the lock was to protect his passport from being stolen. I believed him...sort of. Turns out, the ring was in there, with a little note to the TSA agent reading, "Dear Sir or Madam...if you find this, please take me aside and let's talk about it. It's a surprise, for my girlfriend." He did get stopped, but the good news was I had my face buried in my phone and they didn't get to it. 
 
In Dubrovnik, there were so many "almost" moments for the proposal - it was comical. First, on the Game of Thrones tour, as I was sitting on the Iron Throne, Bash crouched down and I thought it was happening. Actually, he was trying to crop something out of the picture he was taking. Next, we were at a beautiful restaurant, Nautika, overlooking the sea - a location featured prominently in the show. I thought this could be a great place for a proposal, but is a bit too public for my hub. Behind me was a couple, and as I overheard their conversation, THEY HAD JUST GOTTEN ENGAGED. And seemed kind of transactional about it. I actually heard the words, "I hope your mom's happy." Bash's face at this moment, not so happy haha. After this, we had one more day left and at this point, I was sure the proposal would not happen. It was a boat day to some islands nearby and the whole thing seemed out of character for Bash. There were too many opportunities to lose the ring along the way, so I knew Bash wouldn't risk it. I was wrong. We took a private speedboat out to Mljet, 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I started out like most brides do...with the internet - Pinterest, the 'gram, etc. I had certain colors in mind for each occasion. Specifically, I wanted to wear red to my ceremony and have my girlfriends wear navy blue. I also wanted to wear white to my reception. I saved a lot of pictures and at first thought, I wanted to go "western" as Indian Americans say (my husband's sister thought it meant literally a western John Wayne theme when we said that haha). With so much going on and planning the wedding in 9 months in SD, we all had to divide and conquer. My mom and dad went to India to get all our outfits and I worked out all the details for the weekend off. With that, I never actually tried on my wedding dresses. My mom and dad, along with close friends, have got all the ins with the designers in Delhi and Bombay. My mom specifically has an insane knack for style. We finally landed on Suneet Varma for the ceremony and reception and then Falguni Shane for the welcome party. My parents literally FaceTimed me at 3 am with Suneet to pick the right look. What I ended up with was beyond what I could have imagined and fit me perfectly. I didn't even have to get it altered. Just so I could have the feeling of trying on my own wedding dress, I did go to BHLDN to find my wedding shower look, so that's something!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The food tasting was the most enjoyable part of the planning process. Both tastings, one at Masala Street and the other at Park Hyatt, were so different and stuffed us to the brim. MS literally gave us like full-size portions - I needed to be carried home with a forklift. But, we really got to be creative to bring to life the best menu possible. PHA main courses and cakes were to die for and so fresh. Both chefs are incredibly talented. I also got to be super creative with the cakes, asking for a cupcake tour of multiple flavors, made to look like a tree. 
 
Also, working with my wedding planner, Melissa along with Park Hyatt Aviara coordinator, Meredith, made the whole process so much easier. And I'm a BIG planner so it was the perfect team effort. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Probably how authentic the wedding was to our personalities:
- from the music selection: we walked out to Miley Cyrus's Party in the USA, our first dance was to David Bowie's Heroes, and the Father-Daughter Dance was to Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl; also our processional wasn't too normal Hindu sounds, it was to the Game of Thrones theme song
- to the pranks on April Fools Day: my favorite was creating a fake menu that confused ALL of my guests - they laughed pretty hard about it later (I told them they had to kill their own chicken in the back that they wanted to eat.)
- to the dances: all our friends and family, both Indian and not, participated in the choreographed dances and crushed it! My mom and her friends tapped into their inner Bollywood, Aunty Neetu and Uncle Rishi Kapoor surprised us with an opening number, our American and Indian friends and family brought the house down with their performances, and even the groom took part to surprise me too. I myself closed out the night by bringing my old *N Sync moves to life by doing the steps to Bye Bye Bye. Not sorry! 
- The short ceremony: Most Hindu weddings are hours long, with the pandit going on in a language no one understands. I kept things short and sweet - 45 minutes, with my hilarious cousin, Herukh, officiating and Dharmasetu Das as pandit who just did the pheras and manga exchange. It was all I wanted and needed. I just wanted to marry my husband and have people actually attend. Everyone, including our Indian aunties and uncles, were impressed and felt they learned more at the ceremony than they ever had AND THEY ACTUALLY came. Most people skip. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
At our welcome party, we had an incredible band, the Lucky Devils. The party was elegant and outside, but things really got bumping toward the end of the night. One song in particular that got everyone really into it, was Shout. The band pulled us up on stage and had Bash even sing the high notes, which took everyone by surprise. I was a great groupie. It was one of the times we were totally in the moment and it really stood out because it wasn't planned. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
- Brides, real talk, you will cry when planning your wedding and quite possibly even weekend off, so find a way to enjoy the moment.  
- ALSO,  don't build your wedding around the expectations of what your guests may want. Take in your vision and your family's, but because it's what you want, not because you think will make your guests say, wow, "what a great wedding." This is your day, or in most Indian's cases, weekend. 

Stay tuned for more unique Indian weddings! 

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Live Music: Lucky Devils Band | Photography: Studio Merima | Cinematography: Audrey Alba Films | Ceremony & Reception: Park Hyatt Aviara | Planning & Design: Sweet Blossom Weddings | Floral & Decor: Adorations Botanical Artistry | Hair & Makeup: Bijou Beautiful | Catering: Park Hyatt Aviara | DJ: Vario Weddings - DJ Vik | Bridal Fashions: Suneet Varma | Bridal Jewelry: From India and bride's mother & aunt | Cakes & Treats: Park Hyatt Aviara | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Oblation Papers & Press | Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting | Mehndi Artist: Wardah with Henna Trendz | Rentals: TBD Rentals | Officiant: Dharmasetu Das Adhikari | Outside Catering: Masala Street | Guests Hair & Makeup: Sarah Sims | Bridal Fashion - Welcome Party: Falgun Shane Peacock | Travel Concierge: Marisa Desalvio of Desalvio Travel |


Plano, Texas Ismaili Wedding by VEK Photo

After the marriage solemnity, the guests went on to party for the reception at the exclusive Hilton Granite Park. Here, an ecstatic decor arranged by Wedding Decor By Faiza made the scenery an incredible sight! A spectacular cherry blossom lined the hall’s aisle created a memorable entry and a magnificent stage with cascading lights and a mind-blowing white bed of flowers around the top created a magical ambiance to celebrate the love! The new Mrs. carried a sweet cascading bouquet to be able to dance freely with her groom who opted for an elegant dark sherwani suit to hit the dance floor. DJ Riz Entertainment’s high spirited music entertained the crowd who also had a blast capturing their own memories with Red Photo Booth! Last but not least, Kiran and Malik sliced down a tasty six-tier wedding cake creation of Delicious Cakes to make this iconic moment the best of the night! Check out how Vek Photo captured this and more special moments of the grand gala in our full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We actually met online; a month after talking online we had our first date in Dallas. We had so many similarities it was hard to stop talking, it was like seeing a guy version of myself!  We actually are from the same neighborhood back home and were in the same religious services every night (without knowing each other of course) Our parents were also familiar with each other. We both thought the other one was lying to get points because when we would talk about our childhood, it was always a "oh my god me too!" that followed. I knew he was the one since he would call and check up on me on days which he knew were hard. He also would ask about my parents and their wellbeing and that was the icing on top!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Well after we both told our parents; we had an official engagement ceremony in April 2017 but he did not want to present the ring then (since he wanted to propose). Both of us being from very traditional families; he proposed after we knew we were getting married. It wasn't the same kind of surprise you get with most proposals but it was magical nonetheless. While prepping for the wedding, one of those nights in early October, he popped the question during a romantic dinner. 
 
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.
We had less than 5 months to plan a 4-day event for 400 people. Planning was done by the both of us and my very handy Pinterest board. We decided on the venues together, he actually drove me to Houston to order my reception outfit! I knew exactly the kind and colors I wanted to go for in terms of outfits since high school (Yes, I was one of those brides). As far as decor, I had saved plenty of ideas and I knew I wanted to go through Weddings by Faiza since she had done a phenomenal job during our engagement. Even after getting several referrals and calls from decorators themselves; I knew from the beginning that I wasn't even going to chance anyone else. She listened to my ideas and brought them to life + more! Everyone was in awe every single day and I'm so so glad to say that she has now become a good friend and a future planner/decorator for any upcoming events.  
As far as hair and makeup- being completely clueless when it came to pro makeup- I went through my instagram and immediately fell in love with Sarah Aasif. I went to her for a trial and knew she was the one before she even picked up the brush! Seher, who also works alongside Sarah was also the best! Both of them literally turned my looks into something beyond my imagination! For my reception hair and makeup, I had JTorry who brought my whole "royal theme" into my hair and makeup! I couldn't have asked for a better team! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I've always knew I wanted maroon and gold for my reception outfit. When I visited Panache By Sharpen; I fell in love with one of the lehenga she had. This was after failing to find what I wanted in countless stores. I custom designed my top and she had it made exactly how I wanted it. 
I mix-matched my pithi outfit with two outfits and my sangeet outfit was custom made with my design. One thing I did always say was that I would never be caught wearing pink and I actually ended up falling in love with a pink top (which I used during my pithi). My Nikah sari was custom made by Rozy Poonja of Organza/Rohp Indian Bridal. Rozy was like the fairy god mother who magically had my sari made in such a small time frame! My Nikah sari was very heavily embroidered with very intricate lace work and Rozy made it happen all within 4 weeks which was faster than any of my other outfits. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part for me was when Malik would come in town and we would go see Faiza for our decor. Those appointments would last hours because of all the thoughts/ideas I would have. Faiza always took time out to listen to my concerns, even if they were silly. I think my meetings with Faiza were the only "stress free" part of the wedding planning on my end! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Almost everyone we talked to was in love with our decor, food and the theme. Which of course made all of those stressful moments worth it. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance, and how I was mumbling to Malik that the fog machine wasn't on at some points, haha. But then he always brought me back to the moment and I am so so glad that we both enjoyed our wedding! We danced, ate and danced more which is exactly what I wanted to do. 
 
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.
Malik's family had a surprise dance during the sangeet in which I also took part in. I danced to two songs from the 90's which I knew Malik loved and went perfectly with our relationship. 
Our sangeet theme was "Pakistan." Since we both grew up going to weddings in Pakistan, we wanted our guests to feel as if they were in Pakistan. Our decor for that night consisted of canopy tents, string lights, umbrellas, a swing set and food carts with the following menu: Chaat, Karachi Haleem, Boti rolls, Bun Kababs and of course to top it all we had Karachi style Gola (snow cone) and Kulfi. The food was done by Chilli Pepper Caterings, dessert by Agha Juice and Food carts were of course provided and decorated by Faiza (Decorator). 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Express your ideas and concerns! Do you! Enjoy your wedding, don't be stuck sitting on the stage the whole time! Take plenty of bride/groom portraits! 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehendi was done by Kiran Meghani of KMhennaartistry. She was such a sweetheart and knew exactly what my style was since she also did my engagement mehendi. Our cake was done by Delicious Cakes in Addison and our cake serving sets were custom ordered from Ukraine to match our decor. I definitely wanted something different for my bouquet and Sadia Shah took my idea of a hanging bouquet and brought it to life! 

 

Here’s to the newlyweds! I hope to see you tomorrow!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Floral & Decor: Wedding Decor By Faiza | Photography: Vek Photo | Planning & Design: Wedding Decor By Faiza | Venues: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park | Sangeet Venue: Crystal Banquet Hall | Ceremony Venue: Crystal Banquet Hall | Catering: Red Chilli Pepper (Jimmy Burger) | Catering: Rosy's Catering | DJ: Silver Scope Entertainment | Cakes & Treats: Delicious Cakes | Cinematography: 1 Cinema | Photo Booth: Red Photo Booth | Special Effects: Illumination Fireworks |


Malibu, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Matei Horvath Photography

It was time to eat, drink, and be married! After their outdoor ceremony, Roshni and Josh kept their guests in the open-air for a unique cocktail hour where the guests could enjoy of a variety of drinks and experience the art of hand-rolled cigars thanks to the professional cigar rollers from Mi Havana Cigar House. The sophisticated pre-reception hour prepared the attendees for a night of good music in the hands of Special Occasions Dj & Lighting and tons of delightful food, catered by the traditional Indian food experts of Mantra Indian Cuisine. Resembling the ceremony florals, The Exotic Green Garden created a lovely floral arch that harbored the sweethearts' table and a gorgeous round hanging hoop that dripped, even more, brighter flowers and foliage in the middle of the hall. Roshni changed her lehenga for a one-shoulder feather mermaid dress that favored her dance on the dance floor with her new hubby Josh that looked equally elegant in a bespoke blue suit. See all the greatest moments and details of this charming fusion affair in our full gallery shot by Matei Horvath Photography!

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Have a great weekend ladies! Don’t forget to stop by on Monday for more wedding inspo!

Don't forget to meet our newest Platinum Guide members!
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley
Pacific Hearts Cinematic Wedding Films
Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill
Candid Moments Photography
iDev Event Company LLC
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Ice Pro, LLC
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
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Photography: Matei Horvath Photography | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Cigar Rolling Station: Mi Havana Cigar House | Planning & Design: Bright Blue Event | Floral & Decor: The Exotic Green Garden | Floral & Decor: TMMPRO | Hair & Makeup: Make Up by Ami | DJ: Special Occasions Dj & Lighting | Cinematography: Robles Video Productions | Rentals: TMMPRO | Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals | Rentals: MTB Event Rentals | Transportation: Pacific Platinum Services Inc. | Priest: Dilip Bhatt |


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