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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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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 | 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


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!

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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!
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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


Garden Groove, CA Pakistani Wedding by Samson Productions

Happy Friday, Maharanis! Can you believe how fast the first week of February slipped through our fingers? It went by in a blink of an eye! However, we are excited because it is Friday, and that means that we get to treat you with something special today! So get ready to join us into this romantic story through Maariyah & Haroon's big wedding celebration! Do the names of this lovely couple ring a bell, ladies? We bet they do! And that is because they already featured in our Video Blog thanks to the fantastic film created by Samson Productions! But there was so much more that we wanted to share that we decided to do a double feature! This time, Samson Productions is taking us on a visual journey through a flashy and vibrant Sangeet ceremony that we are sure you are going to enjoy to the fullest! But how could you not to, if this pre-wedding celebration was thoroughly planned by Kismet Event Design and fully decored by 2Create Designs! And you know that when we have elite wedding experts like these two, there is nothing but perfection to be expected. And this Sangeet was no exception! The bright colors, the dances, and the vibrant environment made of this event one to remember! Check more of this pre-wedding ceremony in today's gallery! We're sure you'll love it all!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed to me at the same ice cream store where we had our first date one year ago. He created "The Maariyah Special" which was an ice cream sundae with a scoop of salted caramel (my favorite flavor), a scoop of nutella (his favorite flavor), and a sign that said "will you marry me?"

We are just getting started over here, so make sure to stay close for more!

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Floral & Decor: 2Create Designs | Rentals: 2Create Designs | Planning & Design: Kismet Event Design | Cinematographer: Samson Productions | Photographer: Samson Productions | Mehndi Venue: Westridge Golf Club | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Orange County | Hair & Makeup: Peace Love Sakina | Catering: Shahnawaz | Bridal Fashions: Sania Maskatiya | Desserts: Mangamia Gelato Cart | Desserts: Rima Assaf | Coordinator: Amana Siddiqi


Murfreesboro, TN Indian Wedding by Sapan Ahuja Photography

Hello, beautiful ladies! This time we'll be taking a look at the fantastic reception party that brought the wedding festivities to an end! And believe us, this is one incredible gala like you haven't seen in quite a while! From the get-go, Priya & Arpit surprised everyone with a grand entrance! They burst into the ballroom of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE Murfreesboro, driving a fantastic sports car with a unique red and black camouflage paint design!  After their big entrance, the party began, and oh boy, what a party it was! Once more time, Red Umbrella outdid themselves and crafted a perfect decor that set the mood for this luxurious event. Without any question, this was the dreamy reception party these lovebirds always imagined! And we want to make a big shoutout to Sapan Ahuja Photography for the outstanding work they did in the photographic department as every single shot is a masterpiece. And you can check them out in the gallery that we have prepared for today. Just in case the photos are not enough, the team from WalkOnWater Productions also made a blockbuster film that you might want to check. So there are no excuses not to enjoy this awesome wedding! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Arpit and I matched on a dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel, in February 2017. For our first date, we had intended to only go out for dinner, but ended up going to three different places just to make the date last longer. Over the next few weeks we were talking multiple times a day, and the chemistry just kept getting stronger. I knew this was it when the feelings I developed for him were like none other I had ever experienced before.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It's incredibly difficult to keep secrets from me, I'm too observant. Turns out Arpit had planned my proposal by getting my cousin Shilpa involved as his sidekick. I'm always her backup plus-one for events, and she had asked me to accompany her to an engagement party for a good friend of hers. On the way to the party, she told me she had to stop by a flower shop to pick up a few things for the engagement venue. We went to the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, a beautiful park in Lincoln Park Chicago and was approached by a girl who had told us the park was offering a scavenger hunt. I immediately declined since we were only there to pick up flowers (and of course, we're in evening dresses and high heels) but Shilpa said we still had plenty of time before the party. The girl handed me a canister with a scroll, which said to get ready for a journey and to search for the first clue. I looked up, and the girl was gone. I immediately thought this was a little creepy, and told Shilpa that we should go. She said she saw the second clue on a rock not too far away, and we should give it a try. Long story short, Arpit had set up clues all around the park, which led me to him standing under a bridge. He proposed, and I was definitely not expecting any of it! To make it better, the girl who had given me the first scroll was the photographer he hired to capture the 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.
Planning for 5 events (Mendhi, Grah Shanti, Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception) meant 5 iteniraries, menus, outfits, decor schemes, hair and makeup looks, etc. I really had to get organized, so I made my own wedding planner book that I took to every vendor meeting and used to put inspiration in.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I really wanted to go the traditional route for my bridal lengha. I chose a bright, beautiful red with gold stitching.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved that Arpit was just as excited about wedding planning as I was. We worked together on most things and I think that made it a lot more fun.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The food was definitely a hit. Also, we loved surprising our guests! During the Sangeet, Arpit and I put on a surprise dance performance, and during the reception, we surprised our guests by driving into the reception hall!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
This was a behind the scenes moment that always brings a smile to my face. After we came back from the Vidaai, I had about one hour before I had to shower and start getting hair and makeup done for the reception. We were both in Arpit's hotel room and he was in a shirt and sweatpants, and I was still in my lengha. I realized there would be no way I would be able to eat and then fully undress myself in time, so two of my amazing bridesmaids, Amber and Forum, came to our room and took out the dozens of bobby pins in my hair and the safety pins in my dress while I ate. We were laughing most of the time and it was one of those little moments that made a lot of the wedding stress go away.
 
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.
The reception was my absolute favorite. I had envisioned a starry night theme with dark colors and bright stars, and my wonderful decorator, Red Umbrella, made it all come to life. By the the best moment was when everyone was facing the front doors for our entrace, but instead we drove in the side service entrance and around the hall to the front of the dance floor.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Get organized and remember the bigger picture. At the end of the day, it won't matter that you ran out of a certain appetizer or that your favorite song wasn't played. This is your wedding day, have fun and don't let one little thing ruin your mood.

That is all for today, darlings! We hope you are ready to face the last part of the week fully motivated and inspired! See you tomorrow for more!

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Floral & Decor: Red Umbrella | Planning & Design: Red Umbrella | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE Murfreesboro | Cinematography: WalkOnWater Productions | Photography: Sapan Ahuja Photography


Austin, TX Indian Wedding by Yours Truly Media

Hello, darlings! It is time to have some fun at Priya & Ravi's wedding reception party! So, let's take a look at all the beauty surrounding this reception party that closed the wedding festivities, through the lens of Yours Truly Media. Held inside the halls of the Pecan Springs Ranch, this reception party was off the charts! But there is no surprise that this event turned out to be this amazing as our lovebirds had the best allies to take it to the next level! In Her Shoes Coordination took care of the planning and execution while Blink Event Decor put together a fantastic decor that everyone loved! To set the musical mood, Priya & Ravi decided to bring MVPDJs and Nachle DJ Entertainment to enliven every moment of the evening! All the guests had a great time dancing, chatting, and tasting the delicious plates that Dawaat cooked for this gala. This was a great night that was coming to an end when our lovebirds had the first cut at the sweet cake from Sugar Mama's Bakeshop. And we wish we have had a bite because it looks so good! If you can't get enough of this gala, make sure to visit today's gallery! It overflows with love and inspiring ideas that are definitely worth the while!

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We hope you have a great week ladies! See you tomorrow!

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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


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