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Seattle, WA Indian Engagement by Faith Kelsey Photo

Hello, beautiful ladies! We are back with Kanak & Teja's engagement story! We are ending this journey in the same way we started it, with an elegant and romantic outdoor photoshoot. However, this photoshoot is slightly different from the initial one and just by taking a look at Kanak's left hand, you will notice something different. Did you see it already? Yes! We are talking about that big fat beautiful engagement ring! Definitely, Kanak is a lucky bride-to-be as that sparkling ring is a dream come true! And although this fantastic ring was already impressive on its own, it was the smile and happiness of these two lovebirds that stole the show! Each and every shot captured by the lens of Faith Kelsey Photo captured the most beautiful and intimate moments of this betrothed ones! And we cannot stress how much we love that they have found each other because we can tell that they are a perfect match and that they are going to have a beautiful and everlasting love story! If you cannot get enough of this charming young couple, head into our gallery for more! We have prepared a series of shots that are worth to be seen! 

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We hope you have a great rest of the day! And, don't forget to join us tomorrow for more loving and inspiring stories!

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Engagement Venue: Pier 66 Seattle WA | Photography: Faith Kelsey Photo


Seattle, WA Indian Engagement by Faith Kelsey Photo

Welcome back, Maharanis! We are excited to share with you more insights into Kanak & Teja's engagement! This time, we are taking you to the Pier 66 in Seattle, Washington so we can join these two lovebirds in the engagement ceremony that will mark the start of an everlasting love story. The joy and the happiness of Kanak & Teja was not only reflected on their faces but also on all the ornaments and the vivid and vibrant colors that surrounded this ceremony. Both our lovebirds looked radiant on their traditional attires, that they were reminiscent of an Indian princess and her prince. This husbands-to-be had a great time in the company of their family and friends and they received their blessing for their upcoming union. One of the most anticipated moments of this ceremony was the exchange of the rings, and we can tell by the look on everyone's faces that this moment did not let anyone down, in fact, it was the peak moment of the day, and thanks to the amazing shots captured by Faith Kelsey Photo we get to take a peek to this life-changing ceremony. If you want to take a closer look, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today!

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We know that you are loving this story, so don't miss the upcoming photoshoot. You are going to be blown away!

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Engagement Venue: Pier 66 Seattle WA | Photography: Faith Kelsey Photo


Dallas, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by Steve Koo Photography

Hello, Maharanis! We are kicking off this Thursday with Simer & Andres' nuptial celebration! This fusion wedding combined each other's culture and background to create a dreamy celebration that you will enjoy! For this first installment, we will take you to an outdoor photo shoot that leads into a vibrant and colorful sangeet ceremony.  So let's jump right into it! For the first portion of his elegant and fun-loving photo session that was carried out by the talented crew from Steve Koo Photography, we get to take a look at our lovebirds sharing with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. And after it, it transitioned into a romantic and charming photoshoot that showcased the most lovely moments of this pair embracing a traditional Indian style, and we are loving every bit of it! Simer looked breathtaking on her red lengha that was beautifully complemented with the wavy hairstyle and the nude makeup that Jenny Torry Artistry created for her, while Andres embraced his new culture wearing a champagne Sherwani suit. They ended up looking like the princess and the prince of a lovely fairytale! These lovebirds were ready to move on with the vibrant and colorful Sangeet ceremony! This is an event that everyone enjoyed and we want to make a special shoutout to Prashe for the incredible decoration that was created! The color selection and the multicolored floral arrangements provided a harmonious and vivid scenario that we cannot stop seeing! If you want to take a closer look at this pre-wedding ceremony, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Andres and I met in medical school under the romantic background of coffee and anatomy. As we got to know each other I realized he was becoming my best friend and who better to be “the one” than that.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were in Galveston, Texas visiting his brother. We had planned to go on a morning run along the beach, which I tried to get out of because it was chilly outside. Eventually, he convinced me to go and along the way, there was a cardboard box with a puppy inside. On the puppy’s collar was a note saying his name was Ollie and the guy behind me had a question to ask. I turned around and there was Andres on one knee!
 
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.
Our first decision we made was to get a wedding planner because we were about to move to Chicago to start our residencies and knew planning a wedding in Dallas across the country would be hard. We met Meredith through a recommendation from a friend and everything after that was honestly pretty much easy! She got to know us and was able to make really personalized recommendations that fit our idea perfectly.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I entrusted that to my sister who was in India at the time. I knew I wanted traditional red for my Indian lengha and she designed the rest. It turned out perfectly. For my traditional American wedding dress me and my went dressing shopping alone after I had almost quit searching for one. Once I tried on the one we both knew instantly and got it on the spot.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Cake tasting, it was a dream come true for a sweet tooth like me. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think I everyone loved how we mixed our cultures throughout the night. Especially the mixes in music that our DJ, Dominic, played. It kept the dance floor packed the whole night.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Standing at the altar about half through our vows, church bells from a church across the street started playing and gave me goosebumps during an already priceless 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.
We did a lady sangeet at my parents' house the night before the wedding. It was as our way of showcasing as much of the vibrancy of Indian Wedding traditions into one night for us. The wedding reception we blended ou Mexican and Indian cultures through food and music. We had elotes during dinner, churros, chai, and kulfi for dessert. The music had mixed Latin songs with a dhol player playing. 
 
We still have more details to share with you, so stick around for more!
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Sangeet Venue: Private Home | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center | Planning & Design: Significant Events of Texas | Floral & Decor: Prashe | Hair & Makeup: Jenny Torry Artistry | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering | DJ: LeForce Entertainment | DJ: DJ Jazz | Bridal Fashions: Gowns of Grace | Cake & Treats: Sugar Bee Sweets | Photography: Steve Koo Photography | Videography: Spinning Leaf Films | Event Designer: Significant Events of Texas | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Significantly Said - Significant Events of Texas | Lighting: Beyond | Lighting: LeForce Entertainment | Rentals: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Peerless Tents & Events | Transportation: Blue Diamond Limo | Tuxedos: Jos A. Bank


Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Welcome back, ladies! This wedding celebration was like a dream come true to Charu & Manan as they loved and enjoyed every bit of their wedding! But if there was a part of this wedding that they particularly enjoyed, that must have been their incredible reception party! This joyful and vibrant event that was hosted at The Marigold was simply amazing! And we want to make a special shoutout to Rose Events LLC for the incredible planning and also to Elegant Affair for the outstanding decoration that was created for this gala. Both of these vendors were major contributors to make this event memorable and to take it to the next level! Everyone had a great time while dancing to the best Bollywood hits played by DJ Sunny Entertainment, and you can tell that this was a great party as the only time the guests stopped dancing was to take a bite to the delicious plates that Moghul Caterers prepared for this reception party! Without any doubt, this was a night to remember! And thanks to the incredible shots captured by the talented folks at Lightyear Studio we get to take a peek at the insights of this gala, jut as if we were there! If you don't want to miss any detail of this outstanding reception party, head into our gallery for more, you will not regret it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband at the Olive Branch in New Brunswick at Rutgers Campus. We were both there with a group of friends and just happened to start chatting at the bar and never stopped talking from that day on. He wined and dined me and after the first official date, I remember calling up my best friend/maid of honor and telling her, "I think he's the one! I'm going to marry that guy." Something about him just stuck and I always wanted to be around him or talking to him and luckily it all worked out for the best!
 
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.
My husband and I both have experience in the wedding industry, him a bit more than me, so we sort of had the big things planned in our head before even putting pen to paper. We knew exactly which caterer, decorator, DJ, event planner, and photographer we wanted. We started with those and kept adding on from there. We ended up choosing the first venue that we looked at, which was the Marigold. We got married right at the beginning of wedding season on March 30, so all of the vendors were available and we locked everything in. 
 
Picking a hair and makeup artist is super important because you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day. I had only two trials and ended up picking my artist, Anu Sarin, right after the trial was done. It's important to work with someone who listens to what you want, makes changes based on how you feel in the look, and someone you trust. She and I got along from the beginning and she was very easy to work with which made me feel comfortable.
 
I knew that I wanted a beautiful, elegant, and romantic wedding theme, with light colors and whites and light pinks and candles. That's all I said when I went to the Elegant Affairs meeting, and they turned my vision into a reality. We had beautiful cherry blossom centerpieces, a bamboo mandap with white and light pink roses with greenery and a stunning flower wall. We had candelabras and hanging orbs and lots of candles. It was right out of a fairytale!
 
Picking the right DJ is extremely important because if your guests will remember anything from your wedding, its the food and the music! We went with DJ Sunny Entertainment and they KILLED it. From the Sangeet to the wedding reception, people were on the dance floor the entire night. It didn't even clear out for dinner. They helped us design our custom dance floor, our huge video wall, the sparklers and the fog clouds for our first dance. The emcee was high energy and kept the vibe going all night.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I got my wedding dress in Bombay and I had taken out a bunch of dresses to try on. I knew I wanted to wear a full red lehenga and green jewelry to contrast with it. I put on a few dresses but none of them had that wow factor. Then I put one dress on (the one I ended up with) and thought oh this one is beautiful and it's sparkling and it put a smile on my face right away. I still wanted to see other ones because I didn't want to miss anything, so we put it on the side. After seeing a few more I tried on my dress again and another woman walked by showing interest in it and pointing at it like she wanted to buy it. At that moment I told my mom to pack it up, this is the one! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests are still complimenting the food from the whole wedding week. We had Moghul Caterers and they did such a fabulous job. We have heard nothing but good things! We didn't want to repeat any items and tried to make sure our guests had food they haven't had before since Moghul is so popular. They worked with us to customize our menu and it worked out awesome.
 
Another thing people loved was the live music we had during the cocktail hour. Philadelphia String Quartet played upbeat music during the cocktail hour, played on the dance floor as people found their seats, and then played violins over our first dance song as we slow danced. It was definitely one of the highlights and everyone loved it!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The first dance was really perfect. We had a whole choreographed dance that we practiced but when we got on the dance floor, we ended up forgetting all of it and forgoing the choreography. We just started dancing. We added in a few special touches and spins we remembered from the choreography but the rest of it was just pure happiness and enjoying the 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.
I did a lot of DIY things for the wedding. For example, we had hotel bags custom made in India, I had popcorn boxes with the hindu ceremony program on the sides of the boxes, I designed the menu cards for the reception, custom cocktail napkins, bar signs, the signs for the food stations at the sangeet, etc. I tried to be creative, while not going completely overboard. Everything ended up coming together beautifully and all of the hard work was definitely worth it. Luckily my wonderful and super helpful family sat there and helped me assemble everything on all of the weekends leading up to the wedding! That family time ended up being the most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I personally put the planning aside one week before my first wedding event. I HIGHLY recommend every bride do this, just so you can thoroughly be present in the moment and truly enjoy your wedding week. I was confident that I had all of the top vendors in the state working at my wedding and I left it to them to see my vision through, and they really did just that and put on the perfect wedding. Every bride needs to just be in the moment and enjoy it because that week flew by and I would do anything to relive it. Things can go wrong and it won't always be perfect, but no one will notice except you! Don't pay mind to the little things and just fully enjoy being with your family, friends, and loved ones because that week is all about YOU and everyone is there to celebrate YOU (and your hubby)!
 
We have new stories waiting for you, so join us tomorrow for more!
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Floral & Decor: Elegant Affair | Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Anu Sarin | Venues: The Marigold | Sangeet Venue: Royal Albert’s Palace | Planning & Design: Rose Events LLC | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio | DJ: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Live Music: Philadelphia String Quartet


Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hello, Maharanis! Tradition, elegance, romance and an everlasting love story that is just beginning; that's what we have for you today! If you are eager to know more about Charu & Manan's wedding celebration, you cannot miss their solemn and vibrant wedding ceremony, it is one to remember! This time it was The Marigold, that hosted this unique and romantic ceremony. The exclusive halls of this imposing venue were completely transformed into a magical and mesmerizing scenario that resembled the interiors of an Indian palace thanks to the incredible work of Elegant Affair's crew. The beautiful bamboo mandap with white and light pink roses with greenery and a stunning flower wall provided the perfect atmosphere for Charu & Manan to share their love and commitment in the company of their family and friends. Both our lovebirds looked ravishing for this wedding ceremony, but we want to make a special shoutout to Makeup By Anu Sarin for the incredible hairstyle and makeup created for Charu. Without any question, this dreamy look endowed her with elegance and style while praising her natural beauty! Simply amazing! We also want to thank Lightyear Studio for the incredible shots that were taken during this event, as it thanks to their remarkable work that we get to relive this romantic and elegant wedding ceremony. If you want to see more of it, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! You will be charmed! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my husband at the Olive Branch in New Brunswick at Rutgers Campus. We were both there with a group of friends and just happened to start chatting at the bar and never stopped talking from that day on. He wined and dined me and after the first official date, I remember calling up my best friend/maid of honor and telling her, "I think he's the one! I'm going to marry that guy." Something about him just stuck and I always wanted to be around him or talking to him and luckily it all worked out for the best!
 
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.
My husband and I both have experience in the wedding industry, him a bit more than me, so we sort of had the big things planned in our head before even putting pen to paper. We knew exactly which caterer, decorator, DJ, event planner, and photographer we wanted. We started with those and kept adding on from there. We ended up choosing the first venue that we looked at, which was the Marigold. We got married right at the beginning of wedding season on March 30, so all of the vendors were available and we locked everything in. 
 
Picking a hair and makeup artist is super important because you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day. I had only two trials and ended up picking my artist, Anu Sarin, right after the trial was done. It's important to work with someone who listens to what you want, makes changes based on how you feel in the look, and someone you trust. She and I got along from the beginning and she was very easy to work with which made me feel comfortable.
 
I knew that I wanted a beautiful, elegant, and romantic wedding theme, with light colors and whites and light pinks and candles. That's all I said when I went to the Elegant Affairs meeting, and they turned my vision into a reality. We had beautiful cherry blossom centerpieces, a bamboo mandap with white and light pink roses with greenery and a stunning flower wall. We had candelabras and hanging orbs and lots of candles. It was right out of a fairytale!
 
Picking the right DJ is extremely important because if your guests will remember anything from your wedding, its the food and the music! We went with DJ Sunny Entertainment and they KILLED it. From the Sangeet to the wedding reception, people were on the dance floor the entire night. It didn't even clear out for dinner. They helped us design our custom dance floor, our huge video wall, the sparklers and the fog clouds for our first dance. The emcee was high energy and kept the vibe going all night.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I got my wedding dress in Bombay and I had taken out a bunch of dresses to try on. I knew I wanted to wear a full red lehenga and green jewelry to contrast with it. I put on a few dresses but none of them had that wow factor. Then I put one dress on (the one I ended up with) and thought oh this one is beautiful and it's sparkling and it put a smile on my face right away. I still wanted to see other ones because I didn't want to miss anything, so we put it on the side. After seeing a few more I tried on my dress again and another woman walked by showing interest in it and pointing at it like she wanted to buy it. At that moment I told my mom to pack it up, this is the one! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests are still complimenting the food from the whole wedding week. We had Moghul Caterers and they did such a fabulous job. We have heard nothing but good things! We didn't want to repeat any items and tried to make sure our guests had food they haven't had before since Moghul is so popular. They worked with us to customize our menu and it worked out awesome.
 
Another thing people loved was the live music we had during the cocktail hour. Philadelphia String Quartet played upbeat music during the cocktail hour, played on the dance floor as people found their seats, and then played violins over our first dance song as we slow danced. It was definitely one of the highlights and everyone loved it!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The first dance was really perfect. We had a whole choreographed dance that we practiced but when we got on the dance floor, we ended up forgetting all of it and forgoing the choreography. We just started dancing. We added in a few special touches and spins we remembered from the choreography but the rest of it was just pure happiness and enjoying the 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.
I did a lot of DIY things for the wedding. For example, we had hotel bags custom made in India, I had popcorn boxes with the hindu ceremony program on the sides of the boxes, I designed the menu cards for the reception, custom cocktail napkins, bar signs, the signs for the food stations at the sangeet, etc. I tried to be creative, while not going completely overboard. Everything ended up coming together beautifully and all of the hard work was definitely worth it. Luckily my wonderful and super helpful family sat there and helped me assemble everything on all of the weekends leading up to the wedding! That family time ended up being the most enjoyable part of the wedding planning process! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I personally put the planning aside one week before my first wedding event. I HIGHLY recommend every bride do this, just so you can thoroughly be present in the moment and truly enjoy your wedding week. I was confident that I had all of the top vendors in the state working at my wedding and I left it to them to see my vision through, and they really did just that and put on the perfect wedding. Every bride needs to just be in the moment and enjoy it because that week flew by and I would do anything to relive it. Things can go wrong and it won't always be perfect, but no one will notice except you! Don't pay mind to the little things and just fully enjoy being with your family, friends, and loved ones because that week is all about YOU and everyone is there to celebrate YOU (and your hubby)!
 
We still have more to come, so stick around if you don't want to miss it!
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Floral & Decor: Elegant Affair | Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Anu Sarin | Venues: The Marigold | Sangeet Venue: Royal Albert’s Palace | Planning & Design: Rose Events LLC | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio | DJ: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Live Music: Philadelphia String Quartet


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