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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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Huntington Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Greycard Photography

Hello there, ladies! We are back with more insights into Risha & Jay's wedding, so hold on tight and get ready to be amazed! For this installment, we'll be taking a look at this lovebirds' wedding ceremony, and oh boy, it was beautiful! A Panache Affair transformed the gardens of the Pasea Hotel & Spa into a dreamy setting more than perfect for Risha & Jay to carry out their big wedding ceremony! But this level of perfection could not have been reached without the fantastic decor crafted by Kismet Event Design. The pasteli hues on the linens, combined with the lovely mandap, were a perfect way to create a mesmerizing backdrop that everyone loved! Although there was beauty all over the place, it was our gorgeous Risha who stole the show once she burst into the scene dressed in her ruby lengha with golden embroidery. Her flawless look was taken to the next level thanks to the fantastic work of Dolled up by Lulu, who took care of her beauty needs! And, we want to make a big shoutout to Greycard Photography for sharing the fantastic shots they captured during this lovely ceremony. We have them all in today's gallery, so make sure to check them out!

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We are having such a great time, and we know you are too! So, stick around because we still have one more stop!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Floral & Decor: Kismet Event Design | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Venues: Pasea Hotel & Spa | Photography: Greycard Photography | Weeding Coordinator: A Panache Affair | Catering: Mantra | Catering: Saffron Spot | Catering: Delhi Palace | Cake & Treats: Grace and Honey Cakes | Cinematography: Robles Video Productions | Draping/Styling: Rachna Draping | Rentals: LA Rickshaw


Huntington Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Greycard Photography

Happy Monday, ladies! We hope you've had a great weekend full of rest and inspiring ideas! Today, we have a real-life fantasy coming from Huntington Beach, CA; and believe us, this is one you don't want to miss! Risha & Jay, that is the name of today's lovely couple, and as you can see on the photoshoot below, they overflow with elegance, beauty, and above all, lots of love! We are utterly impressed by all the shot captured by Greycard Photography as every single shot reflects the emotions of these lovebirds, and you can feel how those feelings of joy and happiness brighten up your day! Risha & Jay looked ravishing dressed in their traditional attires! But you have to take a glance at Risha's look. Amazing! She was a vision of beauty, dressed in her champagne lengha after being pampered by Dolled up by Lulu, who took care of her makeup and hairstyle. And we love how the nude shades and lipstick praised this Maharani's beautiful smile and added an extra touch of glow to her "in love" look! Indeed, a dreamy look that we cannot stop seeing! If you want to take a closer look at this lovely photoshoot, make sure to visit today's gallery! You are going to be charmed!

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We are just getting warmed up over here! So stick around for what is about to come!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Floral & Decor: Kismet Event Design | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Venues: Pasea Hotel & Spa | Photography: Greycard Photography | Weeding Coordinator: A Panache Affair | Catering: Mantra | Catering: Saffron Spot | Catering: Delhi Palace | Cake & Treats: Grace and Honey Cakes | Cinematography: Robles Video Productions | Draping/Styling: Rachna Draping | Rentals: LA Rickshaw


Colombo, Sri Lanka South Asian Fusion Wedding by Amarante Lifestyle

Welcome back, Maharanis! We are wrapping up Limini & Namal's wedding festivities with an outdoor photoshoot leading to an elegant reception. Amarante Lifestyle Studio took advantage of the natural setting and snapped shots from every angle to capture the beauty, and romance of this lovely couple. And we cannot stretch how much we love the final result! Right after the photoshoot, it was time for these lovebirds to head into the halls of the Mount Lavinia Hotel were a fantastic reception party was awaiting! Maharani, Limini Weerasinghe, in conjunction with The Banquet Company, designed and conceptualized this event, and right of the bat, we can tell that it was a huge success! Poru Weddings took care of the decor with beautiful floral arrangements that created a magical scenario while Rohitha Rajapaksa enlivened the evening with live music that everyone loved! We wish this story didn't have to come to an end because we are having such a great time. But, we need to let these two continue with their journey into their everlasting married life! If you want to relive the best moments of this wedding, you cannot miss the gallery that we have prepared for today!

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Have a great rest of the day, ladies! See you tomorrow!

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Ceremony Venue: Ganagrama Temple | Reception Venue: Mount Lavinia Hotel | Planning & Design: The Banquet Company | Floral & Decor: Poru Weddings | Makeup: Viran J Peter | Hair Stylist: Shane Perera | Bridal Fashions: Ibride by INDI | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Ibride by INDI | Event Designer: Limini Weerasinghe | Live Music: Rohitha Rajapaksa | Tuxedos: Olive Couture | Photography: Dylan Seedin | Photography: Amarante Lifestyle Studio


Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Manish and Sung Photography

Hi there, ladies! It is time to unveil Alycia & Brian's big reception party! So let's check it out! Held inside the halls of the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, this gala was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end. Urvashi Mishra, Wedding & Event Planner followed the line of elegance that we already saw on the previous events, and designed a full-flair night that everyone loved while Wedding Design The Event Decorator took care of the fancy and minimalist decor! Everyone had a great time chatting and tasting the delicious plates that Moghul Caterers prepared for this gala. Every detail surrounding this event was fantastic, but let's not forget this was a reception party, so a great DJ is a must! And Magic Mike DJs did not let anyone down! They enlivened the night with upbeat melodies that put everyone on their feet! Without any question, this was a night to remember, and we wish we would've been there as it seems like a lot of fun! Luckily, the good friends from Manish and Sung Photography snapped shots from every angle and shared them with us to bring us a closer insight into this fantastic reception party! So check them out in today's gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband Brian through family friends who thought we would be good for each other. Both of our families met together for the first time for dinner at a local Italian restaurant and then Brian and I stepped away and spent a few hours talking over a drink at a nearby bar. Through our conversation, I realized that our upbringing was very similar but our personalities were the complete opposite – he was calm, a little bit on the quieter side, and observant. Somehow, in that moment I knew he would be good for me and that thought has only been confirmed every day since I met him. Both of us have learned a lot from each other and our love for each other has only grown stronger in the last three-plus years. 

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.
One of the best decisions our family made was having a wedding planner. Urvashi Mishra had been on board with us planning from day one. She attended all of the meetings with the vendors and was so organized, timely, and effective. As a result, our wedding day was carried out flawlessly due to her coordination.

Hair and Makeup – I worked with Aisha for my hair and makeup and she was truly a pleasure! I am more into the simple and traditional makeup and hair and she carried out both my wedding and reception looks with perfection. The reasonable price for her services was also much appreciated!

Décor – Ravi did an absolutely amazing setup. Since our outfits were on the simpler side, he made sure the décor didn’t take away from our look. He put together a clean and elegant look with white and blush pink flowers and the outdoor location for the wedding enhanced the rest.

DJ -  We could not have gone with a better DJ. Mihir did a phenomenal job with our music and has the perfect MC voice - he knows the exact time to chime in to enhance the overall experience. He played a great mix of American and Indian music. He knew everyone was very excited about the dancing and he was right there with us to make sure that it was a blast. All of his props, dancers, and special effects made every second memorable for us and our guests.

Photography/Videography - We cannot be more thankful for the work of Manish and Sung, along with Daniel Ward.  They captured the subtleties of our expressions and even the moments that may have missed by the two of us.

Finally, we cannot thank both of our parents and my brother enough for all their hard work and dedication to making this wedding possible. They gave us enough autonomy to let us decide certain matters on our own but swooped in when we were steering the wrong way. My brother spent hours on so many tendinous aspects of the wedding planning.  We appreciate the five of you immensely!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Since Brian and I are both constantly busy in the field of medicine, we didn’t particularly have the time to go to India. When I was selecting my Bridal lengha, I had the image of looking like a Sabyasachi bride – subtle, rich, and most importantly, elegant. I was fortunate enough to find both my bridal and reception lenghas at Khajana Boutique in Edison, NJ - both Sabyasachi pieces. Their selection of clothing from India is composed of unique designer pieces that are of the finest quality. Though I did find my outfits in America, both of our parents did make the trip to India for outfits/jewelry needed for other events and props needed for the traditional wedding rituals.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
There are two things that Brian and I thoroughly enjoyed while planning the wedding. The first being picking the food – we are both huge foodies and we wanted our guests to indulge in a wide variety of cuisines! We made sure to spend extra time carefully handpicking each item served.

Secondly, Brian and I decided to spend some time and actually choreograph our first dance. While this initially seemed like a daunting task given that both of us are always so stressed with work, it actually was the most relaxing and fun part of the preparation. We had hired my mother’s Zumba Teacher and she did a phenomenal job putting together a choreography that truly displayed our passion and love for each other.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Everything was going by so fast the day of the wedding but the moment that truly brought me to realize the importance of the day was when I stood up under the gate during the wedding ceremony and put the garland or “haar” on Brian - I took one look into his eyes and was so grateful to be marrying my best friend, confidant, and supporter

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
As much as people say you don’t enjoy your own wedding day, both Brian and I made it a goal to defy that stigma so please enjoy yours!!

Things we did to make sure we made the most of the day were:
- We had a pre-wedding party the night before (we both did not drink so we felt great the day of).
- I attended the Baraat and danced with everyone for a few moments.
- Both of us went to our cocktail hour and enjoyed time with our guests.
- We made sure our speeches and performances were under an hour so we had 3 hours of dancing and drinks.

More importantly, I know this is a stressful day for you and it’s a lot of attention, but stay calm and relaxed. Things will go wrong, but try your best to shake it off and stay in the moment!

Have a great day, ladies! See you tomorrow!

 
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DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Planning & Design: Urvashi Mishra, Wedding & Event Planner | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design The Event Decorator | Hair & Makeup: Aysh Makeup | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Cinematography: Daniel Ward Videography | Photography: Manish and Sung Photography


New Orleans, LA Indian Fusion Wedding by Mary M. Cinema

Hello, ladies! We are glad you could join us at Vanesha & Shajib's wedding ceremony. Designed and executed by Alchemy Events, this ceremony was a dream come true! Herbivore Floral Designs transformed the balcony and the halls of the Riverview Room in a magical setting for our lovebirds to tie the knot. Vanesha stole all the looks as she walked down the aisle, looking like a vision of beauty on her red lengha embellished with golden details. Makeover by Paro complemented this look praising her natural beauty with lovely makeup and hairstyle, resulting in that dreamy look that all Maharanis aspire for their big day. Without any question, this was a fantastic event that everyone loved, and we have all the insights for you to enjoy it! From the outdoor ceremony on the balcony, all the way to the different rituals that took place inside the halls of this fantastic venue, we have it all! We want to do a big shoutout to Mary M. Cinema for the incredible shots they captured during this life-changing ceremony. You can check them out in today's gallery! You are going to have a blast!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
When I moved to New York 4 years ago, I was desperately trying to meet new people. I met Shajib within the first 2 months of moving. He was someone who made dating seem so easy. His carefree and laid-back attitude gave me a glimpse of the possible future, that we could be happy even if we were just chilling on the couch watching reruns. That's when I knew, the moment of just hanging out and doing something extremely routine, but feeling so happy to be with each other.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We took a day off work to go to a quaint town near NYC. We were planning on doing some hiking, exploring, and just having a fun day. It was a sunny but cold day with temperatures of around 9 degrees. Shajib was guiding me towards a spot that he had looked up online, but we got lost and ended up getting off the trail to find this beautiful lookout point. Once we got there, he walked straight up on top of a picnic table and held out his hand for me to join, he distracted me so I would turn around, and when I looked back at him, he was down on one knee. It had been 2 years since we had been dating, and even though we had discussed getting married, I was not expecting it and I completely started ugly crying. We were lucky enough that another couple were hiking up a few minutes behind us to that spot and took a couple of proposal pictures of us. It was perfect because it was him.
 
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 little difficult, neither of us had any idea where to begin. We started by deciding where to get married, we knew it wouldn't be in New York City or my hometown in Mississippi. We narrowed down our top choices and finally agreed on New Orleans. We had some difficulty with a couple of vendors, a planner who wouldn't finalize the contract and kept increasing her charges, and a decorator who quit at the last minute. Luckily I was able to find Rena with Alchemy Events, who agreed to be my planner even though I had already finalized some key details. Once she came on board, it seemed like everything started falling into place. It was just nice to talk things out with someone who had wedding knowledge and make the best possible decisions together.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was probably doing the test ride on our horses for the baraat. Meeting the vendors for the first time and sharing our vision with them, having them understand exactly what we needed was also a really exciting experience. It was like we were building our own world, and we could do whatever we wanted, we didn't let anyone force us into following arbitrary rules, and luckily our immediate families were very supportive of our (my) wedding dreams.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The Baraats, for sure, there was a moment when I got up on my horse with all my guests in front of me, and I just felt so loved. Then, my baraat met Shajibs, I saw how much fun he was having, we caught each other's attention for a moment in the midst of all the celebration, and we both knew that we would always remember this moment.
 
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.
It was important to both of us to represent our Hindu/Muslim, Indian/Bangladeshi, NYC/MS customs, and traditions. We made peacock colors our theme, as they also worked with Mardi Gras colors. We worked with our planner to represent everything we possibly could, our sangeet had Mardi Gras masks and beads to represent New Orleans, but we had desi style cushions on the ground for people to sit on. We had brought a lot of maangtikas, chooris, and chunnis from India, for everyone to use and dress themselves up to enjoy the sangeet festivities.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It's going to be stressful, it's going to be difficult, it may seem impossible at times, but it's so amazing when all your loved ones come together to celebrate your love. You have to disconnect from planning and project management mode the week of your wedding, at that point, stop worrying about the details and just enjoy. Even if something isn't exactly as you planned or seems like it will be a disaster, just let your vendors handle it and spend time with your friends and family to take in all the love.
 
At the end of it all, the only thing I remember is having fun, smiling and laughing like I conquered the world and crying because of how much this wedding would change our lives. I don't remember any of the details and I don't even care to remember which flower arrangements we went with or if we got the expensive chairs. All I remember were the range of emotions I felt, and how much love I was surrounded with.

Don't go too far, because the reception party is just around the corner. And this is a reception that you don't want to miss!
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Sangeet Venue: Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Riverview Room | Planning & Design: Alchemy Events | Floral & Decor: Herbivore Floral Designs | Hair & Makeup: Makeover by Paro | Catering: Orchid Indian Cuisine | DJ: KhanCept Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Haydel's Bakery | Cinematography: Mary M. Cinema | Event Designer: Alchemy Events | Lighting: KhanCept Entertainment | Live Music: Young Fellaz Brass Band | Mehndi Artist: New Orleans Henna | Photo Booth: Party Portraits Photo Booth | Rentals: True Value | Baraat Horse: Saddle Up & Ride | Rentals: Element | Fabric Draping & Flowers: Simply Adorable | Rentals: Just Ask Rentals | Transportation: Riverbend Charters | Photography: Mary M. Cinema


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