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At Maharani Weddings, we believe that every bride deserves the fairytale wedding of her dreams! Here at MaharaniWeddings.com you will find glittering seeds of inspiration for every aspect of your upcoming wedding. In addition to profiling some of the most spectacular Indian weddings from around the globe through interviews, pictures, and videos, we also hand-pick and share a list of the best Indian wedding vendors in our Maharani Weddings Platinum Guide. From event planners to photographers, dj's, florists, cinematographers, makeup artists, mehndi artists, you name it... you’ll find connections to every resource you could ever need for all your wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

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Pompton Plains, NJ Indian Wedding by Weddings by Shooting Stars

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We hope you've had a great weekend full of rest and inspiring ideas. Today, we are excited to be back with a new love story that we are sure will take your breath away. So, without further ado, let's get ready to enjoy Sonali & Mitul's wedding festivities! This time around, we wanted to share with you the fantastic scenes captured by Weddings by Shooting Stars, and believe us, every single shot is a visual masterpiece that you don't want to miss. This spectacular photographic studio snapped shots from every angle to make us feel like we were there. From the joyful Sangeet celebrated at the Martinsville Gardens, where all guests enjoyed the culinary experience prepared by Chand Palace, to the grand wedding ceremony officiated at The Legacy Castle, everything was a cornucopia of beauty and traditional flair. And we want to give a big shoutout to JP Decor, as this talented team was the mastermind behind the fabulous decor that set the mood for the different wedding activities and ceremonies. And the result was utter perfection! And talking about perfection, let's take a moment to admire the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Sonali, who looked like a goddess throughout the entire wedding bash. She donned spectacular attires and praised her innate beauty with a dreamy makeup and hairstyle. But the icing on the cake was the artistic mehndi designed by Mehndikalogie. But she was not the only one that got a marvelous Mehndi design; her entire bridal party got a fantastic design in the hands of Henna by Jinal. The entire wedding festivities were unique and spectacular, and this could not have been possible without Medley Entertainment, who enlivened every moment of the celebration. Ladies, if you want to take a closer look at this lovely couple, don't miss today's gallery. We are sure you're going to love it, and you'll get tons of inspiring ideas! So, make sure to have your notebook handy!

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What a great way to start this new week, isn't it ladies? Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

Catering: Chand Palace | DJ: Medley Entertainment | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Live Music: Medley Entertainment | Photography: Weddings by Shooting Stars | Cinematography: Weddings by Shooting Stars | Mehndi Artists: Henna by Jinal | Sangeet Venue: Martinsville Gardens | Ceremony Venue: The Legacy Castle | Floral & Decor: JP Decor | Catering (Sangeet): Ice Gola Express | Catering (Wedding): Bombay Talk

Riviera Maya, Mexico Indian Wedding by Catch Motion Studio

Good morning, gorgeous Maharanis! We are excited to be back once again with a romantic love story that will take your breath away. This time, we are revisiting Swati & Anish's beach wedding bash already featured in our Video Blog thanks to the cinematographic delight captured by Majestic Films. There was so much beauty on this wedding, and you all loved it so much that we decided to bring you the marvelous shots captured by Catch Motion Studios. As you scroll down on the gallery below, you will be amazed by a cornucopia of beauty and flair that characterized this big wedding celebration coming to us from the paradisiacal landscapes of the Hard Rock Riviera Maya in Mexico. But I guess that's what happens when you manage to have top of the line wedding experts like Swati & Anish did. The entire wedding affair was orchestrated by Dream Shaadi, while Tulipania and Zúñiga Productions & Events took care of the floral and decor. The result of this winning combination was utter perfection! And talking about perfection, let's take a moment to admire the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani after being fully glamorized by Styles By Swati - Salon SBS. It was to die for! She looked like a princess throughout the entire festivities, and we adored her banging look at the reception party fully enlivened by DynastyAV. It was both elegant and mesmerizing! Ladies, if you want to make your dream wedding come to life and have peace of mind that everything is already taken care of, you need to have Indian Destination Wedding by your side! This fantastic team will walk with you every step of the way and will ensure that everything goes as seamless as possible!

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What a great way to start this week, isn't ladies? Make sure to join us tomorrow for more. We have new content every day!

Planning & Design: Dream Shaadi | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | DJ: DynastyAV | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Wedding | Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Catering: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Cake & Treats: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Floral: Tulipania | Decor: Zúñiga Productions & Events | Cinematography: Majestic Films | Lighting: PSAV mexico | Photography: Catch Motion Studios

Fullerton, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Yogi Patel Global Photography

Good Morning, Maharanis! We hope you are ready to start this Wednesday with a bang because Rachna & Dylan's fusion wedding packs all the things that we love to see at an Indian wedding celebration. Beautiful decorations, mixed emotions, traditional flair, lots of love, you name it, this charming story has it all! Not to mention that you will get tons of inspiring ideas! So, let's not wait any longer and enjoy this fabulous celebration brought to you thanks to the talented team from Global Photography, who captured shots from every angle for you to feel just as of you were there. How amazing is that! All wedding events took place at the Coyote Hills Golf Course, whose accommodations were the perfect nest for the beginning of this everlasting love story. The outdoors of this striking venue were the ideal place to celebrate the beautiful wedding ceremony thoroughly orchestrated by the fantastic team from The Marigold Company, who planned everything down to the smallest detail. They found the best ally in Dream Decor, who crafted a minimalist but heavenly decor in soft colored hues that we loved so much. Hands down, the winning combination of these talented and highly experienced crews resulted in nothing but utter perfection! And talking about perfection, let's take a moment to admire the fabulous look of our gorgeous Rachna, who walked down the aisle dressed in a beautiful red lengha and rocking a glamorous look designed by Makeup By Kristina and Mark Thomas Hair. After the wedding ceremony ended, all the guests were ready to celebrate the newlyweds in a vibrant and fun-loving reception party enlivened by 3D Sounds. And you know that whenever this acclaimed team is present, it will be an epic party, and this time was no exception! All the guests had the time of their lives dancing and enjoying the delicious plates prepared by Natraj Catering and Restaurants and the sweet mouth-melting cake baked by Some Crust Bakery. And just by taking a glance and the fabulous gallery below, you can tell that this was a night to remember! Don't hesitate and get ready to dive into all the amazing details that we have for you on the shots below!

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We hope you have enjoyed this fabulous wedding celebration as much as we did. Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more! We have many more stories that we would love to share with you!

Photography: Global Photography | Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Coyote Hills Golf Course | Floral & Decor: Dream Decor | Makeup: Makeup By Kristina | Hair: Mark Thomas Hair | Catering: Natraj Catering and Restaurants | DJ: 3D Sounds | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Cake & Treats: Some Crust Bakery | Cinematography: Alvis Pham Photography | Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Guy

Berlin, NJ Indian Wedding by Impressions by Annuj

Good morning, Maharanis! We are right in the middle of this fabulous week, and there is no better way to start this Wednesday than taking a look at all the amazingness surrounding Riddhi & Ankit's big wedding festivities. So, let's not wait any longer and jump right into it! Right from the start, we have to say that this whimsical wedding ceremony was a cornucopia of beauty, love, and traditional flair, so you are going to love every bit of it. Still, what we loved the most was the magical, and almost heavenly, wedding ceremony hosted inside the halls of the Lucien's Manor. The interiors of this luxurious and exclusive venue, completely transformed into a mesmerizing backdrop filled with floral arrangements in soft-pasteli-hues thanks to the marvelous decor put together by the good friends at Partyland Sajawat. They took our lovebirds' vision of a dream wedding and made it a reality. How amazing is that! Although the decor was something to die for, it was our Riddhi, who stole all the looks after being pampered by Heena Das Beauty. The nude makeup, the on-point eyeliner contour, and the classy hairstyle, all a perfect combination to create a ravishing look for this Maharani! On the fashion department, Falguni Shane Peacock designed a gorgeous red lengha with golden embroidery that we absolutely adored. And the final touch, to achieve the ultimate bridal look, was in charge of Mendhi by Anuja, who designed a beautiful Mehndi that we cannot stop seeing. Beauty and flair at its best! After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with a vibrant reception party animated by none other than MVP DJs, who owned the stage and played the best Bollywood hits that put everyone to dance! When dinner time arrived, all the guests enjoyed a full culinary experience prepared by the talented from Moghul Caterers, who served mouth-melting plates that left everyone speechless! If you want to take a closer look at this fabulous celebration of love, don't miss the jaw-dropping gallery captured by Impressions By Annuj. Every single shot is an absolute visual delight that you don't want to miss, so go check them all out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ankit and I met at Rutgers University where we both graduated in Finance. Being in the same classes and having mutual friends, we became friends ourselves. As our friendship grew into crushes and then into love I knew he was the one when I saw what he valued in life. Family above all.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ankit proposed to me in Dubrovnik, Croatia! Everything was picture perfect. I was ready for a full day of sightseeing and as the planner I am wanted to bring a backpack, water bottles, snacks etc Ankit convinced me to bring nothing at all because he wanted to go see the location of GOT scene of Battle of Blackwater. Since this was the only place he planned I decided I would just go along with it. He led me through back alleys and narrow roads. We made our way to the water edge on beautiful rocks with the walled City in front of us. Ankit got down on one knee and proposed. I actually was so shocked I didn’t say anything at all just shook my head yes so he had to ask again! The photographer he hired had captured our magically moment. The most heartwarming part of the proposal was when we got back to our AirBnb. Ankit had asked all our friends and family to record a congrats message and he played the video for me. For the entire 15 minutes I was in tears seeing my parents, grandparents friend and family wishing us on the moment important day even know they couldn’t be there in person!

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.
Both Ankit and I are the eldest and one of the first to get married in NJ. We worked together like a team throughout the process. I would do the research and make initial contact. After narrowing the vendors down Ankit would swoop in and work with them on negotiating and the contacts. There was not even one aspect of the wedding where we didn’t overlook. We budgeted with spreadsheets and graphs, we created our own wedding programs, handpicked our menu for each event and choreographed our dances. It was such a magically day because we become very close to the vendors since we worked so hard together to find people that worked well with us. We wanted each moment to be as special to our friends and family as it was to us. They were the reason we were there and we wanted to make sure they knew we appreciated that!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Red!!! I always pictured walking down the aisle in a red lengha. I’m pretty decisive with my choices and when I saw my red lengha with floral pinks and blue and bottom of jade I knew it was the one for me. My reception lengha was even more special to me. I worked with Falguni Shane Peacock in person to customize and create the perfect look. We took parts of designs from her previous looks and added and took away details to make a customized and perfect look for me. Meeting her was such an honor as I was such a fan of hers!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Weeks leading up to the wedding my entire family camped out at my parents house all together and it was the most amazing part of the wedding process. Whether it was creating the welcome baskets or making signs, we would all sit in the living room chatting, singing, loudly arguing and laughing together. From my grandparents, parents, cousins and aunts and uncles we all would stay up late, practice dances and make jokes. Those were the days I will cherish for the rest of my life.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The personal touches were very important for us! We wanted to make sure our guests knew how valued they were in our lives. Anyone that entered our hotel on Friday had a special Welcome Committee that would greet them at the front door. They would have a garland presented to them, tikko in their forehead and would be handed the welcome basket which was an actual basket packed with essentials. For the wedding we had food packets on the chairs, each with special food we parceled from India and handmade sweets and snacks from my mom and grandmother for all 500 guests. Our wedding programs were designed by Ankit and I. During our Sangeet we had food stalls of paanwala, ice gola and even pani puri! We tried to keep all programs to a minimal so everyone had plenty of time to eat dance and enjoy! Our cake was even packed in to go boxes for anyone that missed out!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our entrance dance. Ankit and I had practiced our entrance dance for hours and days in our apartments. There were stressful days and days we were just exhausted from work but we practiced. Right before going out in the crowd, Ankit and I looked at each other. We were officially married, after 7 years of dating, 1 year of being engaged, months of planning, we were finally here. We knew everyone outside were the most special people that made our lives as blessed as it was. We knew we would be going outside as a unit and team officially for the first time even though we had felt it for long! We had so many nerves but we smiled and we were ready! 

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.
One epic part of our wedding were the dances. Ankit and I worked hard perfecting our entrance dance as well as our first dance! We choreographed both and practiced endlessly. We only had one performance and it was our bridal party. They did a epic 15 minute skit/ performances fully equipped with props, voiceovers and surprises  of our love story and bringing us back to present day.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Work as a team! The day of your wedding is all yours and seeing the details come together is so fulfilling and even more to cherish knowing you did it as partners.
Your vendors are also your partners. The day of you end up spending more of your time with your photographer, videographer and make up artist so please choose wisely. It’s your team, your the captain and only choose team members that you work well with because it will make the day of so much more stress free!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
One of the highlights for Ankit and I are were our engagement shoots. Annuj our photographer who is from Canada is absolutely brilliant. As Ankit and I love to travel, I found an old war plane museum in Canada and we were able to do our photoshoot there! Annuj made the experience unforgettable! The week of our wedding we did another photoshoot in NJ - whimsical and beautiful Gardens where ever picture looked right out of a fairytale. We wanted a large contrast from both shoots from edgy to romantic etc and Annuj captured everything perfectly. When Ankit proposed he booked photographed in Croatia and Greece and were able to do our pre wedding shoots in Dubrovnik and Santorini as well which was absolutely epic!

That is all for today, darlings. Remember that we have new and inspiring stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow. Same place, same time!

Hair & Makeup: Heena Das Beauty | Sangeet Venue: Royal Albert's Palace | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lucien's Manor | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: MVP DJs | Baraat: Monaco Exotic Car Rental | Bridal Fashion: Falguni Shane Peacock | Cinematography: Bliss Wedding Films | Favors: Donation to Autism School in India | Mehndi Artist: Mendhi by Anuja | Photography: Impressions By Annuj

Brea, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Global Photography

Happy Wednesday, Maharanis! If you were seeking inspiration to start planning your ultimate dream wedding, you've come to the right place! Today's romantic story features the lovely wedding festivities between Sonika & Yosh, and it packs so many beautiful and inspiring ideas that we cannot wait to share it with you. So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to dive into this magical celebration of love. The big day arrived, and these lovebirds were more than prepared to unite their lives in marriage. They both looked ravishing, but it was our gorgeous Maharani, who stole the show. She looked like a goddess throughout the entire wedding events thanks to Henna Dil Se, who took care of beauty needs, including her gorgeous Mehndi, and also to Bolly Couture, who became the best ally for all her fashion needs! And we cannot forget about the exquisite jewelry from Kirni Kaur and the bangles and handpieces from Sari Palace's collection! Hands down, Sonika achieved that dreamy bridal look, all Maharanis aspire for her big day. In case you were wondering who was in charge of planning and designing this cornucopia of beauty and traditional flair, it was none other than Nika Events! This fabulous team was the mastermind behind this wedding bash that had not one but two beautiful wedding ceremonies fully decored by the acclaimed team of Kismet Event Design. And you already know that whenever this experienced team is present, there is a unique and fabulous wedding affair waiting ahead, and this time was no exception! They crafted enchanting decors for all wedding events, creating the perfect backdrops for Sonika & Yosh to tie the knot in the company of their family and closest friends. After the wedding ceremonies, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds in a glamorous reception party enlivened to the fullest by Fusion Sounds. They owned the stage and took the reception party to the next level playing the latest Bollywood hits that put everyone to dance! If you want to relive every moment of this romantic wedding, make sure to check the remarkable photos captured by Global Photography. Every single shot is a visual masterpiece that you don't want to miss, so make sure to check them out in today's full gallery. It will blow your mind!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Yosh was a friend of our family for a very long time. He was at all of my family events and he spent a lot of time with my cousins and I. Eventually, we ended up together. We aren’t exactly sure how it happened, but we’re so thankful that it did.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Our proposal story is definitely not a typical, romantic one. It’s actually kind of funny. It was our anniversary. It was a Saturday and he told me to be ready at a certain time because he was taking me to Malibu, but I woke up not feeling well. I was thinking of cancelling our plans, but everyone including my mom wouldn’t let me. My mom also looked so stressed, she kept coming into my room checking to make sure my makeup looked good, and she made me change my jewelry 4 times. I still didn’t think anything of it. So I went on this anniversary date and I was so frustrated because my boyfriend was texting the entire time and he seemed so on edge. He took me to this random restaurant (I later found out he needed to stall) and the food was awful and I started throwing up. I asked him if we could go home because I didn’t feel well, but then I saw how disappointed he looked so I decided to tough it out. He pulled up at the beach and told me to take off my shoes because I was wearing heels. So we walked on the sand and it was really nice. I was kind of confused because we were aimlessly walking and I was wondering what the plan was, but he just kept walking. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw this guy take a picture of me with a camera and then he started hiding behind a rock and still kept taking pictures. I turned to my boyfriend and said “Babe, that guy is taking pictures of us!” And he just shrugged it off. I was so busy looking at the guy, I missed the whole set up. There was a blanket with roses, a basket, Champagne, and a ring!!
So he proposed and I was in shock for like 20 minutes. We drank some champagne. Some of my cousins were there and it was truly beautiful. After all of this, he told me that his family and mine were waiting for us at my house and there will be a little party. I was super excited and was ready to go home. We got in the car and his car broke down! Luckily, we were able to take one of my cousin’s car. We got to the party and it was such an amazing night! We felt so loved by everyone and it is a night I’ll never forget.

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.
Wedding planning was a lot for me. I typically love planning events! When it came to my own, I really struggled. I decided I did not want a wedding planner and I wanted to do it all myself. I’m kind of picky.
We had a 2 day wedding. Saturday was our Hindu wedding. And Sunday was our Buddhist ceremony and reception. We had 550 guests. Choosing my hair and makeup artist was hard for me. I am actually a makeup artist, so I was really particular. I found my makeup artist Nadia Ali and we did a trial. She let me choose exactly what I wanted, and fix things and I loved that she let me be so involved. On our wedding day, she came through and handled it all.
We did end up hiring a day of coordinator. Her name was Monika Patel and she was amazing.
My family really came through for me and took care of so many details. It truly was a group effort and I was so thankful so have such an amazing team on my side.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
So I had 3 outfits. I knew that I wanted my Hindu wedding outfit to be red and sparkly. I tried on so many outfits in LA. I even tried on what was in style at the time and it didn’t look right on me. We ended up going to New York. And my first appointment was with Sandy at Bolly Couture (I found her on Instagram.) I loved her outfits! There was one outfit on the mannequin and I was like “Whoa! That outfit is sparkly, but way too sparkly!” I actually didn’t like it. My cousins made me try it on as a joke since I didn’t like it. I put the outfit on and I looked up and my cousins were in tears. And I said “Oh no! Please don’t tell me this is the one.”
Sandy took me to the mirror and I saw it and fell in love. I was ready to buy it right then and there. To do myself justice, I continued with the rest of my appointments just to make sure that was it. No matter what I tried on, I kept thinking about that outfit. Nothing else would even excite me. So we bought that amazing outfit that weighed more than I did!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part for me was getting responses to our invitations. Once someone talked about attending the events, their outfits, flight, or if they’re staying at the hotel; that really excited me and it made it feel real for me.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everyone talked a lot about the food! Manohar’s Delhi Palace is the best! We go to their restaurant all the time and love their food! For the wedding, they came through and delivered.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There are too many to jot down! But we actually loved looking out and seeing our guests having a good time. We also had so many amazing moments with out bridal party and we loved having such an amazing team on our side!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice would be to give yourself a lot of time to plan, talk to other brides, and bargain!
On the day of, don’t stress (I know, easier said than done.) The reason I say this is because you’ve done absolutely everything you can already, now everyone else (including family) will help to figure it out.

We have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more! I bet you will get tons of inspiring ideas.

DJ: Fusion Sounds | Floral & Decor: Kismet Event Design | Photography: Global Photography | Planning & Design: Nika Events | Hair & Makeup: Henna Dil Se | Bridal Fashion: Bolly Couture | Jewelry: Kirni Kaur | Bangles & Hand Pieces: Sari Palace | Cinematography: Robles Video Productions | Mehndi Artist: Henna Dil Se | Rentals: Unique Chic Events


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