Go up
See the latest in:

MAGAZINE

PLATINUM VENDOR BLOG

Basking Ridge, NJ Sikh Wedding by Deep Sanan Photography

FILMS

Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Hakim's Studio

hamburger
REAL WEDDINGS PG BLOG INDIA BLOG FILMS BLOG VENDOR GUIDE GALLERY THE MAGAZINE
Maharani Weddings Blog The Platinum Guide Blog India Blog Indian Wedding Videos MAGAZINES Submit a wedding

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.

All posts with Color "Indigo"

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!

photo #310748
photo #310655
photo #310709
photo #310657
photo #310675
photo #310679
photo #310653
photo #310747
photo #310746
photo #310705
photo #310743
photo #310742
photo #310723
photo #310738
photo #310749

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! 

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Fusion
Romantic
season
Winter
color
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.

photo #304242
photo #304246
photo #304198
photo #304215
photo #304204
photo #304218
photo #304296
photo #304219
photo #304222
photo #304221
photo #304231
photo #304295
photo #304232
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!
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Fusion
Romantic
Contemporary
season
color
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 Amplifire Entertainment. 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!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Luxury
Cinematography
season
Spring
color
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


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!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Luxury
Photography
season
Spring
color
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


Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We missed you during this long weekend, and we were dying to share all the insights of Shaza & Shivam's wedding with you! So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy it! We are starting by taking a look at a Mehndi celebration, and hold on tight ladies because this Mehndi is like on you haven't seen in quite a while! As soon as you lay your eyes on the fantastic shots captured by Priyanca Rao Photography, you'll know why we were so eager to share this celebration with you! Just take a look at the gorgeous color palette used for this Mehndi! Mesmerizing! Partyland Sajawat mirrored the beauty and the violet/purple hues chosen by Shaza & Shivam, and crafted a beautifully enchanting decor that everyone loved! However, nothing was quite as beautiful as our gorgeous Maharani! She attended this fun-loving event looking like a princess thanks to Mohsin Naveed Ranjha, who took care of her beauty needs, and Kinza Amer and Priyanka Babariya, who took care of her hairstyle and makeup needs! Everything surrounding this pre-wedding event was fantastic! No wonder why this wedding celebration featured in our Best of 2019 Magazine! If you want to check more of this vibrant Mehndi celebration, don miss today's full gallery!

photo #277803
photo #277812
photo #277817
photo #277819
photo #277822
photo #277808
photo #277810
photo #277821
photo #277805
photo #277802
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Senior year of high school, a friend of mine was at my house in mid March. We were 17 and thinking about prom. Who we wanted to go with, what color we would wear, when is the earliest we could go shopping for a dress. That same day, my friend used my phone to call her friend Shivam. He had gotten into a minor car accident earlier that day.
 
The next day (now having his phone number), I decided to text and check up on him. From that moment on, we didn’t stop talking. And nearly 12 years later here we are!
 
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.
This may sound crazy, but in hindsight, I planned our wedding around the three layer pearl and gold necklace I wore on my wedding day. My Nana Jaan (maternal grandfather) gifted it to my mother and she wore it on her wedding day. From the moment I saw it, I could see myself walking towards my future husband wearing something that is so special to me. Because of the style of the necklace, I knew I wanted our wedding to be very traditional, classy, and slightly Mughal.
 
I’m shocked at how everything fell into place so perfectly. We picked the Marigold as our wedding venue exactly six months before the reception date and the mehndi venue just three months before the event date. Then came my clothes.
 
For my makeup, I had reached out to Mona Chebli and Priyanka Babariya. Mona has done nearly all my friends wedding makeups in the past, and Priyanka has done my makeup for a photo shoot years ago so I knew I could trust them both. One thing I am happy about is choosing two different makeup and hair stylists. Mona loves a very glowy, shimmery, ethereal look which worked out perfectly for my mehndi hair and makeup, while Priyanka knew exactly what I wanted when all I told her was “dark brown smoked out sultry eyes and a neutral lip”. Kinza Amer is another person I blindly trusted to do my reception hair. I showed her just one picture five minutes before getting started and I couldn’t have asked for a better look.
 
Lastly, our decor was done by Partyland Sajawat. It is run by a mother-daughter team. Sachi is the extremely creative daughter. She's all about new concepts and not reusing old designs. We wanted the three arches and she had them custom made for us exactly how we wanted. Sachi did the most elaborate work compared to other decorators and she actually took the time to sketch out our vision, whereas the others just scrolled through their photo albums to show us what they've done in the past. Our decor was 100% customized by us and Sachi.
 
Our overall experience was not so bad considering we chose to plan three big events in just six months and we proudly did it all on our own, without a planner. We are lucky to have amazing friends and family who helped with so many of the little details that helped in a tremendous way.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For the mehndi lehnga, I chose to go with Mohsin Naveed Ranjha. I chose each of the three pieces separately and the end result was simply stunning. My earrings were from BlossomBox which had arrived just the morning of the event! And the matha patti and jade ring were borrowed from my childhood friend and maid of honor.
 
My reception gown was much harder to select. I had seen a beautiful mauve pink shade that I loved and knew that it would look beautiful as a fitted gown with a long train, covered in silver bead work. After rummaging through countless websites, Instagrams and Facebook pages of designers, I reached out to Marium from @theluxurious786. I was a little apprehensive to trust someone with my reception gown, but Marium came with rave reviews. I sent Marium the style I wanted along with the mauve shade and from that minute on I blindly trusted her to work her magic. The gown was exactly what I had hoped for and the intricate beadwork was exquisite.
 
Both my mehndi lehnga and reception gown came on the Wednesday before the weekend of our events, which could be quite stressful, but I know in the end everything works out if it’s meant to, and in this case it did!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Customizing absolutely everything! When does one ever get a chance to have a 450 person event where every detail is created by them? I grew up drawing and painting and I now create custom cakes as a creative outlet. From making mehndi thaalis to sketching my wedding gown, every detail of our wedding screamed Shaza & Shivam. Working together to create the wedding of our dreams was an incredible process.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a second during your wedding to step back from the friends and family and photographs and take it all in. All those months of planning go by in the blink of an eye. Don’t sweat the little details, and give people the benefit of the doubt when you think they’re not stepping up to help you.

More coming down the road, so stay tuned!
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Mehndi
season
Autumn
color
Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Venues: The Marigold | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Hair: Kinza Amer | Makeup: Priyanka Babariya | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: Powerhouse DJ’s | Bridal Fashions (Mehndi): Mohsin Naveed Ranjha | Bridal Fashions (Reception): Marium | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake & Treats (Dessert): Radhika Chinai | Cinematography: Buds Palola | Groom's Outfit: Suit Supply | Groom's Shoes: Gucci


SORT POST BY:

categories tags color categories

LANGUAGES

© 2021 Maharani Weddings | all right reserved