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Charlotte, NC Indian Wedding by TNK Photo

Happy Friday, Maharanis! Another week has gone by, and we are thankful for your company throughout it, that is why we have prepared something special for you to get ready for the weekend. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy today's fabulous wedding featuring all the beauty surrounding Neeli & Krishna's festivities! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at a bright and harmonious Sangeet Ceremony held inside the halls of The Westin Charlotte Hotel. The interiors of this venue transformed into a cornucopia of flair, bold colors, and traditional fabrics thanks to the fantastic decor crafted by Utopian Events. And we want to make a big shoutout to Ask Neha Now for the perfect planning and execution of this event, as nothing would have been the same without their outstanding job! We also want to take a moment to admire the beauty of our gorgeous Maharani who burst into the room dressed in a gorgeous dual-tone lengha from PUNARVI and showcasing a ravishing look designed by Hair by Anna Pham and Makeup By Jenny Le. And we cannot forget the artistic Mehndi outlined by Reena Chaplot with Charlotte Henna Mehndi. Simply amazing! If you want to check more of this Sangeet, don't miss the visual masterpieces by TNK Photo in our gallery! Also, don't miss the film by Sculpting With Time Productions already featured in our Video Blog!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Krishna and I actually met online on the app Coffee Meets Bagel. I was quite intrigued by his profile so once we matched, we started to speak to one another over the app. Approximately 2-3 weeks later we met in person. I almost decided to cancel our first date in August but then I said to myself to take a chance and see where it takes us. We met in person for the first time on August 7th, 2016 at one of Krishna's favorite restaurants. Our conversation during our first date was memorable because our conversation felt like we knew each other for years. And what I thought would be a 2 hour date became more like a 7 hour date! As the conversation deepened, we found out more about one another including the fact that we were from the same region in India let alone the same town! That's when I realized it was the cherry on top of the sundae! After talking for several weeks while I was out of the country, I realized that I knew he was the one. And when we both met again in which we claimed as our "second" first date, well the rest was history.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
WOW. To be honest, I have to give a lot of credit to Krishna. He planned our proposal from beginning to end without any glitches. I was at work one evening when he told me that he needed help shooting for a wedding- yes he is a cinematographer. He told me that it was for a VIP couple and the theme was a yacht party. So we had to dress up. Now, at the same time, our parents were coming up for the weekend to meet Krishna's parents. So I was like "how can I leave them for the day? You need to ask their permission." He said, "no problem, i'll take care of it." Well while I was thinking about what I needed to wear, he said wear something "blue" since it was a yacht based theme party. And to top that, he said George Clooney would be there! So the day before our proposal, we picked up my family and I was asking them what to wear as I needed to look professional but also wear something where I knew I could also help him through the wedding shoot. My sister was amazing because as I was trying on clothing, she was actually playing behind the scenes and sent all of my outfits to Krishna - and they coordinated on which blue dress would match Krishna's blue suit. At the end of the night, Krishna told me that I had to keep a secret and be there on time because "Hilary" would be there and there would be gates closing the park. And I said "which Hillary? Hillary Duff or Hillary Clinton?" And that's when he was like "the Hillary". So of course, I got excited.
 
So on the morning of June 3rd, 2017, I made sure I reached the park on time. He started walking over to me explaining how stressed out he was because there were some glitches to the wedding shoot. I told him to not worry. When we arrived closer to the pond, he asked me to look out for a few photographers. That is when he re-directed himself to a specific corner where he knew he would propose at. Everyone was ready. He then told me to come to that corner as he "found the photographers" and that is when he proposed to me! I was in shock and of course said "YES!" But it wasn't over. Krish's family and my family were actually meeting at Bethesda fountain where they met for the first time. Krishna then continued to surprise me through the day with meet ups with many of our close friends and family! It was beautiful night with a beautiful beginning to the rest of our lives!
 
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.
Since Krishna worked in the wedding industry, he had all of the ins and outs to planning our wedding. My parents primarily helped with the venue, food and the priest and took that off of our hands. Everything else was mostly completed by us with the help of a few key people!
 
Wedding Planner: Neha Joshi: Our wedding planner, Neha was fantastic! She helped Krishna and I organize everything, who to contact and who to keep her in contact with- that way I didn't have to over stress myself. She was great with creating a timeline for our events and the day of the wedding made sure we were all running on time and that there were no hiccups. Neha also knew when I needed a hand to hold and a shoulder to cry on. She was always supportive not just as a planner but also as a friend.
 
Venue: Westin Hotel, Charlotte, NC: Our venue was perfect. It had tall ceilings and a lot of space to work with. Our coordinators Betsy and Eric were extremely responsive to all of our emails and were also accommodating in making sure the weekend events all went smoothly.
 
Hair and Makeup: Anna Pham and Jenny Le: I will say word of mouth is a great way to meet other vendors. Many of my friends were also getting married within the same year in NC! I loved how the Jenny and Anna did their wedding looks, so I decided to use them as well as their work was flawless and their attitudes and personality were so positive! They couldn't have been a more perfect pair to work with!
 
Outfits were overall a piece of cake. I wasn't too picky and when I saw something I liked, I went for it. The only outfit I took some time to work on was my Sangeet outfit. A very close friend of mine and fashion designer, Punarvi Patel helped design my Sangeet outfit. It was quite unique and brought so much elegance. I already knew Punvari was an amazing fashion designer but when I saw what she put together, I couldn't stop smiling.
 
Decor: Utopian Events: We initially wanted to have an outdoor wedding but since it was a hot summer, we knew we had to look at other options. So with our wedding being indoors, we decided to have the theme of "Outdoor meets Indoor". Shushil and his team worked extremely hard in creating such a beautiful piece of work that represented both Krishna and myself. With Neha's help, as a team we were able to organize our thoughts and ideas and execute a truly remarkable piece. Our thought process behind the Mandap was that it should be the visual corner stone of our day but be extremely practical and cost effective. Krishna is a cinematographer by trade and has nearly a decade of experience in the wedding industry, so he had a strong foundation of ideas to go into the design. The Mandap was primary chosen to be hanging as it would be utilized for both the wedding as well as the reception, and to maximum visibility of the wedding ceremony for our guests. Krishna requested in the design to integrate close to 40 dimmable hanging light led bulbs to create a warm soft light in the inside of the dome to illuminate us during the ceremony. He then requested that all 8 of the dj's moving heads be focused on the outside of the dome with a contrasting cooler light. In the end Utopian Events delivered a piece that uniquely transformed and transcended our wedding ceremony
 
Food: Blue Taj: I would like to take a moment to thank my parents and Blue Taj's team for their extraordinary work! We had an amazing menu of items for each and every event! Tasting was obviously a blast and helped us narrow down to a few specific dishes! Blue Taj is mostly known for their north indian dishes but with the help of my mother, he was able to work outside of the box and bring out some delicious South Indian dishes as well! They were very easy to work with and our guests were thoroughly impressed! 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our wedding vows. Krishna and I were very insistent about having wedding vows in our ceremony as we both primarily grew up here. We figured it would be a great way to personalize our wedding and share our love and promises to not only one another but for everyone else to hear.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Stay in communication with your fiance and your family. Challenges will always arise but it is the challenge that you must overcome. Also, stay patient and delegate as much as possible. You cannot do everything! This is why it is important to let others help you when you feel like the world is spinning too quickly! 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
If you have your wedding in NC, go to Amelie's for your wedding cake! I love how I was able to customize my cake with whatever flavor I wanted per layer, its frosting, and the ganache and fruit in the middle! It was worth every penny! They also helped with breakfast sandwiches for the bridal party!
 
Photo: TNK Photo: Elmer and his team did such a fantastic job! His work was unique and he made sure that we were getting the photos we wanted! We also had the opportunity to build a good relationship with Elmer when he completed our engagement shoot in Jersey City! We felt at ease through the whole process and Elmer knew exactly how to make Krishna smile (with his teeth showing).
 
Video: Sculpting with Time: Krishna worked very closely with Alex and Whitney. They are the most genuine couple to work with. They were efficient and made sure not to miss a single detail! They were always accommodating and receptive to our feedback! The film they delivered was beyond our expectations and truly shows their capabilities not just as wedding cinematographers but artists.
 
Violinist: Edith Yokley: Edith was introduced to us by our DJ. She always brought a lot of style to her work! She was great and created my walk down the aisle memorable!
 
Reception Dance by Priti Udeshi-Gupta: If I tried to choreograph our reception dance, Krishna would have waited till the last minute to learn it. I knew he wanted to learn how to dance, so we found a dance teacher right here in Jersey City! Priti was fantastic! Given her history and what she has accomplished over the years, we knew she would be the right fit for us! Krishna learned quite a few steps that took him out of his comfort zone, and I myself was able to let go of my fears with certain moves. We learned a lot about one another through this process and it helped us understand each other's strengths and weaknesses with time and patience. Overall it was a lot of fun and everyone loved it!
 
DJ and Lighting: DJ BayBFace: Manish and I have known each other for many years- in fact he is family and has always been an older brother to me. He did a great job with helping out on the lighting for our wedding day and also the music (especially for the after party when he played all the old school hip hop songs!).

Get ready to continue enjoying this fantastic celebration, and don't miss the upcoming wedding ceremony.
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Planning & Design: Ask Neha Now | Cinematographer: Sculpting With Time Productions | Photographer: TNK Photo | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Westin Charlotte Hotel | Sangeet Venue: The Westin Charlotte Hotel | Floral & Decor: Utopian Events | Makeup: Makeup By Jenny Le | Hair: Hair by Anna Pham | Catering: Blue Taj | Baraat: Supernatural Rides | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Saanwee Performing Arts | Cake & Treats: Amelie's French Bakery | Live Music: Edith Yokley | Mehndi Artist: Reena Chaplot with Charlotte Henna Mehndi | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth | Tuxedos: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Dhol: Arpan Bhandari | Bridal Sangeet Dress: PUNARVI | Bridal Reception Dress: Roopkala | Wedding Program: Etsy with DesignatedDesigner1 | Rigging: PSAV


Cinnaminson, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hello, beauty queens! We hope you are ready to have some fun because it is time to join Amanda & Amit at their wedding reception party! Hosted at The Merion and beautifully designed and conceptualized by Simply Sapphire Events, this reception was off the charts! There was so much beauty, merriment, flair, and love surrounding this gala. To set the mood for the night, Mandaps by Dhoom put together a minimalist but on-point decor that delightfully combined with the fancy chandeliers and the elegant architecture of this stunning venue. All the guests had a great time, dancing, chatting, and tasting the delicious dishes cooked by Chand Palace. Everyone enjoyed their favorite food, and we so wish we were there to have a bite, because word on the street says that this gala will be recalled, amongst other things, for its mouth-melting cuisine! In between delicious treats, Bollywood hits, and mixed-emotions, this reception party was getting to an end. If you want to relive the beauty of these wedding festivities, you cannot miss the fantastic shots by Lightyear Studio that we have put together in today's gallery! They are amazing, and they definitely worth the while!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Amit in undergrad when we both had the same microeconomics class. We sat next to each other and found out we were both applying to pharmacy school. It wasn't until we were in our third year of pharmacy school that we connected. We were in the same rotation and bonded over a lively discussion of the NBA finals. Our relationship blossomed from there and we soon became inseparable. He constantly makes me laugh and never fails to put a smile on my face. That's how I knew he was "the one." I realized how happy he makes me and couldn't imagine finding a better partner.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Amit proposed to me on my 29th birthday. I did not think much of the day since I knew in advance I would have to work a late shift and we went out to brunch to celebrate. I called him on my way home after my shift and he told me he was making dinner. I thought he sounded a bit frantic and strange, but attributed that to him trying to finish cooking. When I walked up to our apartment door, I noticed that all the lights were off and there was a glow coming from the window. I told myself not to get too excited and figured he set up a candlelight dinner. I opened the door to find candles lit all over the apartment and him on one knee, holding up the ring in its box. We then celebrated our engagement in Philadelphia at my favorite restaurant.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Since we had an Indian American wedding, I wore a bridal lengha in the morning and a wedding dress in the evening. I asked Amit's parents if they would like me to wear the traditional red color, but they told me to pick any color I wanted. I had no idea what color to choose and most of my wardrobe is black! I went shopping in Edison and fell in love with a bridal lengha that had beautiful stonework and beading, but the sample dress was in yellow. I looked at the swatches and decided on royal blue. For my wedding dress, I went to Kleinfeld determined that I would find an A line gown with straps and a low back. Of course that did not happen. I soon realized that I did not like A line and after stepping out of my comfort zone, tried on different styles. I was walking back to the fitting room, when a dress caught my eye. It was not like anything I originally described and thought I wanted. I tried it on and knew it was the one. My consultant had me try on more dresses just to make sure. When she saw that the rest of the dresses did not have the same effect on me, she asked if I wanted to put on the dress I loved. I could not wait to get back into it!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I was really touched by my sister's speech at my wedding. She was my maid of honor and told me early on that she "did not give speeches." While I knew she was half joking, I wasn't sure what to expect. She gave the first speech that night and I was so touched by what she said that I cried. I tried to hold back tears (for fear of ruining my makeup!) when she opened up and described our relationship and what I meant to her. Her speech was heartfelt and genuine- perfect in every way. She gave me a copy of her speech after the wedding, which I intend to frame.

That is all for today, ladies! Have an awesome rest of the day, and we see you tomorrow!

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Catering: Chand Palace | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Merion | Planning & Design: Simply Sapphire Events | Floral & Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Officiant: Richard Cash | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Austin, TX Indian Wedding by Yours Truly Media

Welcome back, ladies! It is time to be amazed by Priya & Ravi's wedding ceremony, so let's check it out! The big day finally arrived, and the gardens of the Pecan Springs Ranch transformed into a magical and soothing setting thanks to In Her Shoes Coordination, who took care of planning and trimming every detail of this event to perfection. And the final result was fantastic! We also want to make a big shoutout to Blink Event Decor for the beautiful floral arrangements that brightened up the scene! Without any question, this was the perfect backdrop for Priya & Ravi to start their married life! Our lovely Maharani stole the show as soon as she burst into the scene, looking like a princess, and oh boy, we love every detail on her look! From the trendy and fantastic lengha, all the way to the dreamy makeup and hairstyle design by LUX Beauty & Bridal, everything had perfection written all over the place! Luckily for us, Yours Truly Media was there and snapped photos from every angle so we can take a look at this life-changing event and feel just as if we were there. Don't miss the chance to enjoy this wedding ceremony to the fullest, and head into our gallery for more! You will love it!

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Don't go just yet, Maharanis! We still have one more stop: A fantastic wedding reception! So don't miss it out!

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DJ: Nachle DJ Entertainment | Planning & Design: In Her Shoes Coordination | Sangeet Venue: Ember Restaurant Bar and Banquet | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pecan Springs Ranch | Floral & Decor: Blink Event Decor | Hair & Makeup: LUX Beauty & Bridal | Catering: Dawaat | DJ: MVPDJs | Slingshot Car: Turo | Cake & Treats: Sugar Mama's Bakeshop | Shaved Ice Truck: Shaved Ice Island | Cinematography: Yours Truly Media | Transportation: Fly Rides | Priest: Bhavesh Lad | Staffing: Austin's Elite | Photography: Yours Truly Media


Indio, CA Indian Wedding by Attila Iuhasz Photography

Hello there, sweethearts! We arrived at Siva & Shawn's wedding festivities grand finale by joining them at their wedding reception held at the Bougainvillea Estate! This exclusive venue became the nest of an event that got us utterly impressed. Once again, the talented team from Eventspell joined forces with Kumba Events, and they together worked their magic to create a design and decor that got us sighing! It was an absolute visual delight that seemed to be taken out from a fairytale! To set the musical mood for the evening, our lovebirds decided t bring Special Occasions DJ on board, who put everyone to dance with upbeat tunes and the best Bollywood Hits! And to crown an all-rounded top-of-the-line experience, Vishnu Catering cooked delicious plates to ensure that everyone will get their favorite food! In between dancing, delicious food, and the shots prepared by Mint Bartending, the night got to an end. But there is no need to feel sorrow as you can relive and revisit all the beauty of this event through the amazing shots captured by Attila Iuhasz Photography. The best of all is that we have them all in today's gallery, so you are just a click away from having a great time! 

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That is all for today, darlings! Have a great and restful weekend! See you on Monday!

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Catering: Vishnu Catering | Venues: Bougainvillea Estate | Planning & Design: Eventspell | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Hair & Makeup: Sitting Pretty Beauty Lounge | DJ: Special Occasions DJ | Cinematography: Scrapmedia | Henna Artist: Unrivaled Henna | Henna Artist: Penny Kohl’s | Bartending: Mint Bartending | Photography: Attila Iuhasz Photography


Leesburg, VA Indian Wedding by Photos By Ayesha

Hello, ladies! We are wrapping up Preyasha & Vikram's wedding festivities with a fantastic reception party held at the Landsdowne Resort. Right from the start, this gala was sensational thanks to the decor crafted by Dharma Events. The beautiful floral arrangements and the delicate placement of all the ornaments set the mood for this elegant and vibrant event. DynastyAV enlivened the night with upbeat melodies that put everyone to dance, and with a fantastic scheme of lights that took this party to the next level! Everyone had a great time while dancing and tasting the delicious plates that Indique Heights Catering prepared for this reception party. The gala was so amazing that all the guests wanted to take a picture inside Shayan Fotography's photo booth to keep a memory! In between dancing, chatting, and emotions, the night was coming to an end. But there was still time to share a piece of the delicious three-story cake that Watergate Pastries prepared for the occasion! If you can't get enough of this fantastic event, you'll be thrilled to know that Photos By Ayesha helped us put together an awesome gallery containing incredible shots of this reception! So go check it out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on shaadi.com, I felt like I knew about two to three months into the relationship. I knew after he would make me chicken curry and was by my side during my medical licensing exams. It has always been so easy being with him. We are inherently compatible and always willing to compromise to meet each other halfway.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I nagged him and fought with him for years for a proposal. We dated about 4 years before we got engaged. After nagging him for 3 years I had given up. We went to an all-inclusive in Jamaica and he convinced me to wear something nice to this French restaurant. Even though I just wanted a lazy evening, I dressed up and we headed to dinner. He insisted on getting a photographer to take our photos on the beach. I was convinced the photographer was a sales gimmick and tried to convince Vik out of it. I tried to take selfies and was wondering why he was sweating bullets. At sunset, we are doing different poses for the photographer and he gets down on one knee and says, “since I’m in this position will you marry me.” I'm shocked and start giggling and manage to muster up “are you serious?” We have a private dinner at the beach and the Iberostar in Jamaica was amazing.
 
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.
Online research, friends
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was on Nazraana brides- fell in love with both my wedding outfits. Didn’t focus on color but how it made me feel- here is the YouTube link to episode- https://youtu.be/9IPysccbsjA
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Picking bridesmaids/groom men outfits, we had the best bridal party in the world and it was fun to get them customized outfits m.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food, nonstop dancing and venue
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There is a moment when I was walking down the aisle and both Vik and I shared a moment. We were both tearful because only we knew the journey we had taken and all the adventures and setbacks we had been to get to this place. Vik is my person and I was grateful to be marrying someone that not only loves me but challenges me to grow.
 
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.
Decor- really focused on gold/white/peach and pastels
Dances- for Sangeet boys did a medley which was a mix of Tamil/Hindi and Indian sounds which were amazing.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The wedding is only one day regardless of what happens, what really matters the most is you marry someone who gets you.

We hope you have a great weekend, ladies! See you on Monday!

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Mehndi Artists: Mehndi With Heena | DJ: DynastyAV | Baraat: DynastyAV | Lighting: DynastyAV | Live Music: DynastyAV | Photo Booths: Shayan Fotography | Sangeet Venue: Bethesda Ballroom | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Landsdowne Resort | Floral & Decor: Dharma Events | Hair & Makeup: Monica Hurui | Catering: Indique Heights Catering | Bridal Fashions: Nazranaa | Bridal Jewelry: Nazranaa | Cake & Treats: Watergate Pastries | Cinematography: Mari Harsan Studios | Draping/Styling: Dharma Events | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Chadha Printers Delhi | Photography: Photos By Ayesha


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