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Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

This fantastic Indian wedding story captured by Studio KSD takes place amidst the lavish halls of the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, here a lovely ceremony joined these lovebirds in matrimony and now the journey kept on going with a marvelous reception! The occasion deserved nothing less than pure glam from the newlyweds who wore an exquisite selection of evening outfits for the end of their nuptials. Maharani Komal picked a richly decorated cream outfit with a beautiful and original ruffle dupatta perfectly pinned to her blouse and also looked astonishing thanks to her glowing makeup applied by Makeup by Shaili. Raja Parth also left everyone in awe as he went for an ultra-polished stylish black tuxedo suit that he chose to combine with a shirt and a white bow tie that elevated the elegance! Time for a quick view of all the magnificent decor details that were part of the night! Nirali Decor created a heavenly ambiance with off white, cream and a touch of peach color, however, the spectacular wedding stage set up was the main spot that drew everyone's attention! Moghul Caterers served a savory selection of dishes while Luxe Event Entertainment got the crowd pumped for many hours during the lively celebration! Take a look at the curated collection of images of this beautiful union in our full gallery!

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Check back tomorrow for more wedding bliss!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Ceremony & Reception: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shaili | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJs: Luxe Event Entertainment


Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

Maharani Komal and groom Parth's endeavor to create the perfect traditional wedding totally paid off! The lovely duo carefully planned to perfection their special day at the luxurious Sheraton Mahwah Hotel and with the help of Nirali Decor reflected their vision for their big ceremony! A wonderful peach and gold mandap beautifully decorated with a fresh bed of flowers served to harbor the important rituals and created a romantic aura for the bride and groom. I just love the bride's outfit selection, she was styled to perfection in her red and golden lehenga and her charming bun with flowers by Makeup by Shaili, while her charming groom Parth was a vision in white and together were an absolute glowing dream scene! The celebrated team of Studio KSD captured all the stunning pictures of the big day, from the dazzling details to the beaming smiles of the newlyweds during their photo shoot session, and the result of their work is just beyond words! After cherishing their love bond, the now newlyweds were ready to keep on going with the evening celebrations! Check every snap of this traditional celebration below and head to the gallery for a peek of more inspiring details. 

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Time for a break, but I will be back soon with the fantastic soiree!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Ceremony & Reception: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shaili | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJs: Luxe Event Entertainment


Chino Hills, CA Indian Wedding by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Grab your shades, Maharanis, because you are about to be blinded with the bright ceremony of Shrina and Jaydip! The magnificent outdoors of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir served as the scenario for the meaningful ceremony that bonded the couple's lives through intricate vow exchanges, blessings, and rites that were performed under a ravishing yellow round mandap! The South Asian decor specialist, Deepti's Florals Designs & Mandaps, was behind the graceful structure and the inspiring plethora of blooms that decked the ceremony spot! The charming setting created a picturesque scene for the wonderful images that Lin & Jirsa Photography captured of the traditional union. I absolutely adore the wedding party royal blue color in the bridesmaids' sarees and groomsmen's attires that gave a rich color accent to the moment. The award-winning planners and coordinators of Platinum Dream Events delivered an extraordinary service and did an amazing job executing the couple's ideas for their big day!  Make sure to visit the gallery for a look at some portraits and even more from the glorious ceremony!

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Check in with me in a bit! You don't want to miss the lavish reception!

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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Lighting: Fusion Sounds | Floral & Decor: Deepti's Florals Designs & Mandaps | Hair & Makeup: Bridal By Nisha | Planning & Design: Platinum Dream Events | Baraat: Platinum Dream Events | Photo Booths: Fusion Sounds | Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony Venue: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir | Reception Venue: Pacific Palms Resort | Catering: Shayona | Transportation: Centurion Lifestyle | Cake & Treats: The Cake Korner | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Shanti Scribe | Live Music - Cocktail Hour Musician: Sax Major | Pandit: Nilesh | Cinematographer: Regal Palette Studio


Chino Hills, CA Indian Wedding by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Good morning and welcome back dolls! Today our little wedding heaven AKA Editorial Blog is dedicated to the quintessential fairytale of Shrina and Jaydip! Lin & Jirsa Photography are the visual narrators who caught all the glory of their lavish nuptials we are about to enjoy! A Garba Raas celebration opened the festivities and for such a vibrant fun night, the beauty artist Bridal By Nisha prepared the hair and makeup looks of the bride-to-be and bridesmaids while the highly experienced bridal beauty expert Dolled up by Lulu beautified our Maharani in the hours leading up to the ceremony! Our Indian beauty slipped into a ravishing red lehenga and striking bejeweled shoes and headed to the majestic BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir to find her soulmate Jaydip for a sweet first encounter! The ultra-polished Raja was suited in a brocade attire while a golden and red turban crowned the kingly look that went perfectly well with the splendid walls and outdoors of their marriage site! Head to the gallery for more radiant images!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met at college, towards the end of our freshman year. Our campus was holding a housing fair and one of my friends introduced me to Jaydip saying that he was Swaminarayan. They told me that he was Swaminarayan, but failed to mention that he was not as deeply devoted as I am. But that was our first meeting and then a few days later we met again in the laundry room. I was doing my chemistry lab report with one of my friends. Now Jaydip had all the lab reports from the upperclassmen that he always used and would simply copy and paste the information and substitute out the results with his results. He offered to give me that and I asked him for his phone number so I could text him when I was going to pick it up. Once I got his phone number, it was non stop texting from there till now. I knew he was the one once I met his family. The way he respected and loved his family and friends just left me in awe.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
From back in our college days, I would always show Jaydip youtube videos of elaborate proposals. So he had a feeling that even though I am the most simple person in the world, I wanted an elaborate proposal. I also loved taking photos and memories of all the special occasions. My room was always decorated with photos from all of the recent events with everyone. That led Jaydip to come up with an idea of doing a walk down memory lane that led to the ultimate proposal. He went through 6 years worth of photos and memories and had selected 21 of them that meant the most to be blown up and printed individually on foam boards. With the help of our friends, we were able to write individual letters on the back of 15 cards that eventually spelled out "Will You Marry Me". He had picked the location of the walk to be Locust walk, a pretty familiar walk in University City, Philadelphia, PA that Jaydip and I would go on often. Throughout the walk, he had our friends and family members scattered throughout holding 1 of the photos at a time. As we went through the walk down memory lane, friends would head to the final location after we had gone through the memory that they were holding. At the end of the walk, all of our friends were organized to stand together with all of our memories. On his queue, they flipped the photos over to show the individual letters that eventually spelled out "Will You Marry Me?" while he was on my knees. Luck for him, I said yes!
 
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.
I can't say I did much of the wedding planning. Jaydip is definitely the diva in this relationship and took the reigns on planning and executing our magical wedding. We had always known we wanted to have Mayank Amin (from Platinum Dream Events), a friend, and college mate be our wedding planner. We trusted him with everything and he was amazing to spend several late night conference calls with him and Jaydip on east coast time and me on central time discussing the details of our wedding. A trip to California was much needed to meet all our vendors in person including the BAPS team at Chino Hills BAPS temple, Lulu Nguygen (from Dolled up by Lulu), Deepti Chandni (from Deeptis Floral), Sandeep Sandhu (from Fusion Sounds DJ & Lightning), and Laura (at Pacific Palms Resort), and Nisha Amin. We worked with Mike (from Lin and Jirsa) and Anisha Patel (from Shanti Scribe) remotely.  We enjoyed working with all of our amazing vendors and we know that we wouldn't have wanted any other details of our wedding week to be any other way
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We went to India for a very short 10 days with a mission to find all our outfits! We decided to make it a memorable trip for our families to get to know each other. My parents, my grandparents, his parents, and the two of us! We lived in one house and traveled in two vans to all the various cities. I always wanted to wear red with little gold or white. Jaydip loved his gold bling bling. So we're going to contrast. Even though I'm typically not picky, for some reason, it took me a while to pick out my dress. There were lots of options in Surat, India. But once I tried on the dress, I knew it was the one. it had little designs all throughout the bottom and it was perfect.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our most recent adventure and wedding planning process together was going to India. With me living in Texas and Jaydip living in New Jersey, wedding planning has been challenging. But we embarked on a journey with both sets of parents and Shrina's grandparents to India. Ten days of pure craziness, little sleep was the plan. Several days were spent finding "the dress" and less than two hours for Jaydip to find his wedding outfit. It was the first (of hopefully many more) combined family vacations and we got to learn so much more about each other and our families.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests got to enjoy fresh coconuts during the wedding to help keep them cool in the warm, sunny California weather
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look - seeing each other in our wedding outfits is a picture glued into my memory forever
 
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.
Our mandap was built outside the BAPS temple in a way such that the mandir would be our background. The yellow and peach colors were chosen to compliment the pink stone mandir. Jaydip loves sparkly and chandeliers so we had dangling crystals as the backdrop. 
 

Our next feature is brimming with inspiration! Meet me in a bit.

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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Lighting: Fusion Sounds | Floral & Decor: Deepti's Florals Designs & Mandaps | Hair & Makeup: Bridal By Nisha | Planning & Design: Platinum Dream Events | Baraat: Platinum Dream Events | Photo Booths: Fusion Sounds | Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Ceremony Venue: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir | Reception Venue: Pacific Palms Resort | Catering: Shayona | Transportation: Centurion Lifestyle | Cake & Treats: The Cake Korner | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Shanti Scribe | Live Music - Cocktail Hour Musician: Sax Major | Pandit: Nilesh | Cinematographer: Regal Palette Studio


Chantilly, VA Indian Wedding by Regeti’s Photography

Shri and Deepak's last feature today is dedicated to their big wedding bash! The happy couple beautifully planned a charming soiree with the expert help and production of SW Events! The planning firm executed the fabulous event at the always elegant Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles that once again offered the newlyweds the best spot to celebrate their marital bliss! The exclusive premises were decorated by L’Ambiance with an inviting ambiance that incorporated a beautiful floral wedding stage, warm candlelights and magnificent blooms on each table! Bollywood Bistro's fresh and excellent cuisine offered all attendees a delectable feast right before they all packed the dance floor all night long. Deepak's white tuxedo dinner jacket made him stand out in the crowd while Maharani Shri was a goddess with a head-turning evening makeup look and an equally effortless beautiful evening hairstyle by MOD Girl StudiosRegeti's Photography created some long-lasting memories of the night and we have our gallery filled with all these great stills just for your delight!

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Have a fantastic day, Maharanis! See you on Wednesday!

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Photography: Regeti's Photography | Venues: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Planning & Design: SW Events | Catering: Bollywood Bistro | Floral & Decor: L’Ambiance | Hair & Makeup: MOD Girl Studios | Mehndi Artist: Shazia


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