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Welcome to Maharani Weddings

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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Beverly Hills CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Samson Productions

My beautiful Maharanis, another week full of wonder and romance is here, so let's get it started with Sheliza & Farhan's grand wedding! Our couple had a fetching sangeet celebration at JW Marriott to enjoy with their loved ones. They chose the Beverly Wilshire A Four Seasons Hotel for their wedding celebration since the elegant design of the location matched perfectly with the couples' vision for their revelry. With Modern LA Weddings' assistance behind the curtains to bring their fantasy to reality, the lovebirds knew that they would have a memorable day to relish in their love. With the fantastic setting and the warm summer sunshine, our Maharani shone brighter than ever with  My Fair Bride's assistance to complete her look. This phenomenal artist did Sheliza's mehndi and makeup with her heart and soul for our Maharani to dazzle more than one. The bride's elegant garments from Manish Malhotra are heavenly, ladies! I am sure you will fall in love with every single one of her attires. I adore how our Maharani combined soft and bold colors and even different textures that go from smooth to shiny throughout the celebration. The groom was just as handsome, with some stunning suits to show off his most fashionable side and cheerful dance moves, with Dhamaka Productions in charge of keeping up a vivid ambiance no one could resist joining in! What a lovely way to walk into their newly-formed life together. Our dearling couple will hold these everlasting memories close to their hearts for many years to come. The remarkable Samson Productions made it easy as pie for them by capturing each instant in a delightful set of pictures. So, sweethearts, be my guests and bask in this sensational gallery we have compiled, ready to spark your imagination!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Farhan and I met through the field of medicine. Farhan was a new attending and I was completing my first year of residency. Though we resided thousands of miles apart, we found time to meet regularly and get to know each other. We bonded through brunches, trips to the beach, basketball, scary movies and much more! After braving distance, and a year-long pandemic, Farhan knew he wanted to propose. Farhan planned for months to create the perfect fairytale proposal for me and asked me to marry him. And of course, I said yes! 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My proposal was one of the best days of my life. I was at home for Thanksgiving break and my mom "accidentally" let it slip that Farhan was going to propose the next month. I was upset at her but figured I would at least be prepared for the day. I wanted Farhan to come visit my family during the break but he said he had to work. I had a sneaking suspicion that he may try to surprise me but upon checking his work schedule, I saw that he was indeed scheduled to work over the Thanksgiving holiday. While I was at home, my best friend and maid of honor wanted to celebrate her birthday. She wanted to have a girls day to get our nails done and then do a photoshoot at the Grove, an outdoor mall in LA. She had such a perfect cover up story that I didn't even suspect anything. My mom hired a makeup artist to do my hair and makeup for the photoshoot because she said it would be the best time to trial out my look for my proposal the following month. It all made logical sense. Ironically, I told the makeup artist that I was upset at my mom for not being able to keep the secret of my upcoming proposal. Little did I know, he was in on the secret as well! When we got to the Grove, my best friend seemed a little stressed, but nothing out of the ordinary. We started taking pictures and walking around. Suddenly, music started playing throughout the mall. Before I had time to process what was going on, I was in the middle of a flash mob proposal! My friends and family were all there, and anyone that wasn't able to make it in person was online via a Zoom broadcast. When Farhan came out from the crowd, he started dancing and proposed to me during a Bollywood song. It was the most amazing, romantic, and spectacular proposal.

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We had a wedding planner, but my parents were my unofficial wedding planners throughout this entire process. I am a surgical resident so my time is not my own. I don't know what I would have done if I didn't have the support of my parents throughout the process. They visited venues, spoke to vendors, tasted food and assisted in all the other intricate details of the planning process. I knew that my parents knew what type of wedding we wanted and I put blind trust in their judgement. Although my parents did all the legwork, they made sure that Farhan and I approved of all the major aspects of our wedding - and they were all fabulous! We had LED walls, a photo booth, colorful decor, customized dance floors, delicious food every night, and amazing vendors overall.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm an organized person and google docs and spreadsheets became my best friends throughout the planning process. I had so much fun planning all the bridal events such as the bachelorette, the bridal shower and the bridesmaids lunch. My maid of honor, Sonam, and I would spend hours on the phone making sure the logistics of each event panned out. We planned a Grey's Anatomy themed Bachelorette in Seattle with 13 girls! It was such an amazing weekend to be surrounded by some of my closest friends. Another enjoyable part was planning and coordinating the dances to to be performed during the Sangeet night. My friends all took time out of their busy schedules to help choreograph and participate in up to 7 different dances. The performances turned out fabulous!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
One of the unique things about our wedding was the LED wall we had both on Sangeet night and Reception night. We were able to project different images, with lights and colors throughout the night. It enhanced our dance performances, pictures, videos and overall experience every night. Another fun aspect was the food stalls we had during our Sangeet. Our vendors put up 8-9 booths of different food items, with creative names. It was a fun way to let all of our guests try a variety of foods.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One of the most special moments of our wedding was our Nikkah and Vow ceremony. The Nikkah is the traditional Muslim wedding, and that's when Farhan and I officially became husband and wife. We each wrote our own vows and exchanged rings in front of our closest family and friends. It was such a special moment that Farhan and I will remember for the rest of our lives.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Words of wisdom for future Brides-to-be would be to enjoy your wedding as much as possible! Wedding planning can be a stressful process, especially when you have a multiple-day wedding, but enjoy the process and enjoy the wedding! You only get one! The days will fly by, and you will wish that you could do it again. Try to enjoy the moments and have fun. And definitely eat every night!

Let your imagination sky-rocket, Maharanis! I'll see you soon with more brilliant stories!

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Hair & Makeup: My Fair Bride | Mehndi Artists: My Fair Bride | Draping/Styling: My Fair Bride | Sangeet Venue: JW Marriott | Ceremony Venue: Beverly Wilshire A Four Seasons Hotel | Reception Venue: Beverly Wilshire A Four Seasons Hotel | Planning & Design: Modern LA Weddings | DJ: Dhamaka Productions | Bridal Fashions: Manish Malhotra | Photography: Samson Productions


Blue Ridge, GA Engagement by Hakim's Studio

Hi, darlings! Don't miss Nausheen & Amyn's engagement photoshoot in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Chicago, IL Engagement Session by Hakim's Studio

Hello, Maharanis! Get ready to enjoy Ali & Marriam's engagement in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Bensalem, PA Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Ladies, join us today while we unveil Mairead & Sagar's fusion wedding in our Platinum Guide Blog!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Reception Venue: Celebrations | Planning & Design: Angela Millan - Classic Events by Lauren | Floral & Decor: RJ Best Events | Hair & Makeup: Lori - Anthony Bernard's Salon | DJ: Smith & Harsh - D&S Event Solutions


Atlanta, GA Indian Fusion Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Happy Monday, beautiful Maharanis! We are beginning a new week, and as always, we are here to bring you the best of Indian weddings to fulfill your day with inspiration. Today we have the honor to showcase the marvelous wedding celebration between Asma & Ayyad thanks to the enormous talent from Hakims Studio - Photography and Cinematography. They made sure to capture the best moments and emotions from this unforgettable gala and created a marvelous photo gallery that you can relive here. To begin this journey, let me take you to the exclusive Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. The ideal chosen venue by our lovebirds to tie the knot. As you scroll down, you will admire the beauty surrounding the wedding reception, a moment of joy where two different cultures gathered to celebrate the promise of eternal love between their favorite ones. It was a beautiful moment! Speaking of beauty, Asma, our gorgeous Maharani, left everyone speechless with her natural and royal beauty. She looked like a princess taken out from a fairy tale. You should be wondering who assisted her with her beauty needs. I have the right answer for you, as Erica Bogart Beauty's team created a flawless hairstyle and the perfect makeup art that made everyone sigh! Don't think twice and visit today's gallery. You will have a fantastic time being inspired by this magical celebration. Make sure to have a pen and some notes ready because lots of ideas are on your way! So enjoy!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through friends. His roommate was my best friends boyfriend (now husband). All 4 of us went out one evening, and both (my husbands and mine) phones were stolen and that’s where our adventure began. We clicked instantly, but kept it pretty casual between us. What started as getting to know one another and becoming friends turned into the most beautiful companionship I could have ever imagined. My life is truly a roller coaster ride, and he’s been through everything with me. A little over a year after we met, something big had happened in my life, and not for the better... I remember calling him and telling him and he dropped everything he was doing to help me get through it. He focused hours and days on end with me, without him I would not have been where I am today. That’s when I knew— I knew he was the one and I wanted to put everything towards making us work.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I’ll let you see it all! It was all a surprise... we had spoken about getting married, involved our parents, but I never thought he would propose to me because it’s not his style. He blew me away with this.. he completely surprised me, and he actually got on one knee which i never thought would happen!

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.
Research research research! I planned the whole wedding in 4 months!

Outfit- my sister helped me. We knew I wanted a fusion outfit, something white and silver to look Arab like but also the desi touch. Republic woman’s wear was an easy yet perfect choice.

Venue: when you know your capacity will be at least 500, you easily narrow venues down! Also, do they allow outside catering ? If it was a no then those venues were out! I spoke to many venues, got lots of quotes and ultimately it was a no brained to go with grand Hyatt Atlanta! It’s absolutely gorgeous, the service was spectacular and the price was unbeatable!

Hair- I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to go with sm hair couture. Never did a trial just went by her pictures.

Makeup: this was a tough one. I didn’t want to pay so much for trails so after narrowing it down to the top 3, I paid for one trial, fell in love and just finalized with Erica Bogart!

Decor/theme: I wanted it to be a fusion wedding! Arab + Pakistani! So I did everything to incorporate both cultures! 2 djs (Arab and desi) A dabke team, and two caterers (Arab and desi)!! Dancing was also very very important to me! We had a traditional dabke team bring us in — it was extremely grand—- we had our first dance in my 25 pound dress without tripping on my train— and we had nonstop 45 mins of choreography dances — truly an amazing outcome!

I did all the planning, however I do not recommend that again! On the day of it was very stressful for me and I should Have had someone help on the day of!

Dj- I had hired two different djs desi and arab.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had the perfect dress! I couldn’t have asked for anything more, I felt like a royal queen.

I wanted it to be fusion— a white dress with a Pakistani touch. My dress had a long train, it was silver and white, we customized it to clip up while I danced because I did not want to change midway through the wedding. My words can’t do justice to what the dress turned out to look like! You have to see it!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The dances!!! I loved the practices, I loved practicing myself! I loved having all my friends, sisters and cousins over to practice! It was absolutely amazing!

The engagement photos was also very fun

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everything!! They can’t stop talking about it! They thought it was the wedding of the century! It felt like a royal wedding to them! From the entrance to the dances they loved it all!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entrance! That was spectacular! our first dance!

And most of all my dad! My dad was so ecstatic that he could not stop dancing! And he was dancing with me so much, twirling me around .. it was insane!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a deep breath! I knew the day of things would not go perfect, and I was prepared for that. 20 minutes before the guest walked in the top 2 tiers of the cake fell. My sister called all scared and I said, don’t worry, it is what it is. Just go along with what’s there and we can make it work.

Our 45 minute dance medley was being put together by me while I was getting my hair done!

This will be happening the day of, things will not go as planned or things will be hectic, but the moment I saw my husband and took his hand that was it — it was him and I for the rest of our lives and that’s all that mattered— all my worries were left behind and it turned out even better than I could have imagined. I was thinking everything was going to be downhill from there — but no, it was a wedding beyond anything I’ve ever seen or been involved in.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I planned the wedding in less than 4 months. Final Guest count on the day of was between ~550-600.

Honestly my wedding was amazing, beautiful, elegant . My wedding was a shendi: mehndhi + Shaadi

It was a fun filled event and I could not have asked for anything more! You have to check out the full video! It’s on my Facebook under videos! You’ll see all the amazing dances there— we incorporated Arab songs and desi songs! It was a lot of fun!

Come back tomorrow for more. We have prepared a new fantastic love story just for you! 

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Hair & Makeup: Erica Bogart Beauty | Venues: Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead | Photography: Hakim's Studio | Photography: Hakim's Studio | Floral & Decor: RoyalDekors LLC | Catering: Pharaohs Palace


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