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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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Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Welcome back, Maharanis! Today we celebrate the sleek and modern Indian wedding of Pankti & Akbar, and believe us when we say this creative bash is one for the books! Right from the start, we have to say that everything surrounding this wedding was a cornucopia of beauty and flair, so their resulting wedding was nothing short of a fairytale! Sumiyah glammed Pankti into total royalty with exquisite makeup and hairstyle designs, which praised this Maharani's innate beauty. Add in traditional yet fashionable gowns and queen-like jewels, and you have one breathtaking bride. With Ria Events & Design in charge of the planning and design and Royal Dekors LLC as the decor masterminds, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter At Ravinia became the perfect setting for the different ceremonies en events, incorporating a plethora of fresh white blooms, glimmering chandeliers, and traditional fabrics. Utter romance! Guests were transported to a paradise as soon as they entered the spacious quarters, and there wasn't a dry eye while Pankti & Akbar took their sacred vows as husband and wife. But trust us, the party was just getting started! After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds in a festive reception bash enlivened by DJ VJ. Following the line of amazingness and grandeur of all previous events, this reception was an ultra-luxurious affair mixed in with the deep roots of Bollywood. All the guests danced the night away and had the time of their lives! Luckily for us, our good friends from Hakim's Studio were there to capture every scene of this enchanting celebration, and they have shared the blockbuster film below for our enjoyment. So wait no more, click play below, and get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale. 

What a lovely story! For more inspiring stories like this one, make sure to join us tomorrow.

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Photography: Hakim's Studio | Planning & Design: Ria Events and Design | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter At Ravinia | Floral & Decor: Royal Dekors LLC | Hair & Makeup: Sumiyah | DJs: DJ VJ | Lighting: DJ VJ | Cake & Treats: Alphina Cake


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


Pennsauken, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Deepak Patel

Happy Monday, ladies! We are excited to start this new week by sharing Aarya & Vishesh's love story with you. And get ready, because these lovebirds' wedding packs tons of inspiring ideas and fairy tale finery to admire. So without further ado, let's jump right into it! Held at The Regal Banquets Hall, this wedding celebration overflowed with beauty, charm, and above all, lots of love! For this long-awaited day, both our lovebirds looked elegant and fashionably! However, it was our gorgeous Aarya who stole the night! She looked breathtaking in her traditional purple lengha with golden embroidery, designed by the all-famous Sabyasachi. Bride's mom, Munira Mehta, complemented this head-turning attire with a sleek hairstyle and a glamorous makeup that combined to perfection with the artistic Mehndi designed by Rati Lilani! The cherry on top of this awe-inspiring look was the dazzling jewelry from Tyaani Fine Jewellery's collection, and oh boy, every accessory was exquisite. The final result: A dreamy look that exceeded all expectations! Hands down, this was the wedding Vishesh & Aarya always imagined. And thanks to the remarkable work of Deepak Patel, we get to enjoy this magnificent ceremony just as if we were there. Ladies, if you can't get enough of this wedding, head into our full gallery for more details that will surely make your heart melt with tenderness and joy.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met him through a common friend and he added me on Facebook. Vishesh was trying to play the cupid, but things turned around and we started talking a lot more. It was long distance - I was in America and he was in Mumbai, India. There was no intention of dating because we are two very different people - he's the mischievous one and I'm calmer. But as they say, destiny played its role. It all started with phone calls, skype (Trust me, I have ditched him so many times initially), BBM (old school days) before we had what's app calls, etc. I think it was 2012 Valentines Day, he bought me a rose on skype and we video called for 6-7 hours that's when we knew we liked each other and realized we are dating. I saw him for the first time in April 2012 and we've never looked back. We'd meet every 4-5 months - but we never questioned each other if it was worth it, we knew it was! 2 years ago he moved to the States for his Master's degree and I moved to medical school but the 4-hour flights are better than the 16-hour ones. Its been 8.5 years of togetherness, and we've never been so sure of something and decided to get married. So it took a friend request, 8 years of long-distance, virtual dates, and a strong belief in our love to be where we are today.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We used to talk a lot, became friends, and realized we are dating each other. We've traveled a lot together including visiting the most romantic place in this world - Paris and he still hasn't proposed, but there's no way he's getting out of this - I'm still waiting for it and it's got to be fondue-levels of cheesiness!. 
 
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 about 3 months roughly in our hands to plan the entire wedding and choose the vendors. I have my little puppy and wanted to make sure he was allowed at the venue. After a lot of research, we found Regal Banquets, NJ that allowed my puppy inside the venue. Since it was a fusion wedding, we went with the western formal theme of dresses and suits. My mom is a professional hair & makeup artist so I knew I wanted her to do my hair and make-up. My outfit was picked from India and his outfit was from Hugo Boss and Burberry. We decided for the Dholi at the last minute and luckily he was available. My husband didn't want a layered cake so we went with three different flavored cakes - chocolate, pineapple, carrot set next to each other. I knew the DJ beforehand from my other parties, and he knew the taste of music we had and stuck to it. My aunt officiated our wedding, which made it special. It was all my parents and my husband who finalized everything for the D-Day because I was in medical school. All in all I would say, we were happy and thankful to the vendors for helping us get through the day. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was in medical school and couldn't go to India so my parents and aunt went to Mumbai, India to shop for the wedding dress. As a child, I always wanted a Sabyasachi outfit. Since this was a fusion wedding, I decided to go the non-traditional way and opt for a gown with a long trail and veil. I was definitely hesitant to go with the purple color because it's not often you see this on brides, but after a lot of convincing, I chose the deep purple color. I saw the outfits over FaceTime and trusted my mom and aunt for sizing and other minor details. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
With limited time in hand and me not being around, we had to do everything quickly, but the most lovable part was disclosing the wedding announcements to our family and friends.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had the dholi at the wedding to which people danced. He entertained all the guests and to a point everyone was on the dance floor. 
 
Was there a really special moment at your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Unlike most Indian weddings, we decided to have a small fusion wedding with 50 people for now with just our close friends and family who flew from different destinations. It made the ceremony more special and meaningful and we got to spend time and enjoy with our loved ones. We danced on the song Raabta, which is our song from our dating days. 
 
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.
A day before the ceremony we had a Couple's Shower and Mehendi at my parent's backyard. It was a Hawaiian theme so we decorated everything with leaves, shacks, and coconuts. The guests were in summer floral shirts and dresses. Vishesh and I opted to wear something indowestern to stand out in the crowd. I opted for floral jewelry to go with my outfit. We had games, dancing, cake cutting, and live BBQ. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It will all be fine. Just take a deep breathe in. Relax and go with the flow and enjoy the moment because you're not going to have it back again. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I opted for the wedding jewelry from Tyaani Jewelry by Karan Johar in Mumbai, India. It is a real polki set with uncut diamonds in baby pink and for my hands, I opted to wear my grandmother's heritage gold bangles. For the cake, we did fresh edible orchids that matched the decor and our outfits. Since it was a fusion wedding, we had the garland exchange ceremony, kanyadaan, and a sand ceremony - a tradition we decided to go for where I put a color of sand and Vishesh put his color of sand to signify our individuality and together we put a third color of sand to signify us coming together and blending in with each other.

Have a great rest of the day, darlings, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!
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Ceremony Venue: Regal Banquets Hall | Hair & Makeup: Munira Mehta (Bride's Mom) | DJ: Diamond DJ’s | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi | Bridal Jewelry: Tyaani Fine Jewellery | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Mehndi Artist: Rati Lilani | Groom’s Outfit: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Outfit: Burberry | Minister: Nancy Mateo | Dholi: Madi Singh | Photography: Deepak Patel


Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Styled Photoshoot by Saroj Studios

Hello there, ladies! If you are starting to plan your wedding, today's featured film is right for you! This time, we are heading off to the Sheraton Parsippany to enjoy a Styled Shoot that will take your breath away. Thoroughly planned and designed by Events By Srishti, this Styled Photoshoot already featured in this jaw-dropping gallery captured by Saroj Studios. However, there was so much more to admire that we decided to share this film with you. So let's check it out! If you love fashion and always want be at the forefront with the latest trends, you will be amazed by this cinematographic delight. It is a cornucopia of elegance and graceful looks! Just take a look at the names that make these models look splendid: DipBeauty.MUA designed the hairstyle and makeup, and also took care of the draping and styling while Manyavar Mohey took care of the fashion needs. To take the look of this model to the next level, Tinted Teal provided the dazzling pieces of jewelry worn during the entire shoot. To match the beauty of the lovely couple, Nirali Decor crafted an enchanting decor featuring traditional fabrics in burgundy and golden hues that set the mood for this gorgeous Styled Shoot. Once you click the play icon below, you'll notice that this film is a projection of how your long-awaited wedding might look like, and it is fantastic! In case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind the upbeat melodies that can take your wedding to the next level, it is none other than Luxe Event Group. They have an endless repertoire that will surely put everyone on their feet! Ladies, wait no more and hit play to start enjoying this inspiring film. It is mindblowing!

What a great way to get inspired, isn't it, ladies? See you tomorrow for more!

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DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Photography: Saroj Studios | Hair & Makeup: DipBeauty.MUA | Cinematography: Saroj Studios | Planning & Design: Events By Srishti | Draping/Styling: DipBeauty.MUA | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Bridal Fashions: Manyavar Mohey | Bridal Jewelry: Tinted Teal | Car Rental: Monaco Exotics


Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Styled Photoshoot by Saroj Studios

Hello there, ladies! If you were looking for bridal inspiration, don't miss today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Photography: Saroj Studios | Hair & Makeup: DipBeauty.MUA | Photography: Saroj Studios | Planning & Design: Events By Srishti | Draping/Styling: DipBeauty.MUA | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Bridal Fashions: Manyavar Mohey | Bridal Jewelry: Tinted Teal | Car Rental: Monaco Exotics


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