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Old Greenwich, CT Indian Wedding by DEVI by KUMARIMAGES

Welcome back, beautiful ladies! We are so glad to have you around because we are about to unveil Kavitha & Neal's magical wedding ceremony. So, sit back, pour yourself a glass fo your favorite drink, and get ready to have a great time! Kavitha & Neal's big day arrived, and they were more than prepared to unite their lives in marriage. This unforgettable day started with a vibrant Baraat procession that took Raja Neal to the exclusive Hyatt Regency Greenwich in a beautiful white horse from KV Carriage, escorted by his long side with much merriment! After the arrival of the Baraat, it was time to continue with the wedding ceremony that united Kavitha & Neal forever! The talented team at Abhishek Decorators was put to the test, and they demonstrated why they are well-known for making magical celebrations come to life. The majestic decor they put together for this life-changing event was something off the charts! Simply take a look at the golden Mandap wrapped in traditional veils and soft-colored floral arrangements, it was impressive and mesmerizing! And talking about mesmerizing, take a moment to admire the astonishing look of our gorgeous Maharani, who looked like a vision of beauty thanks to the fabulous makeup and hairstyle designed by SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani. If you can't get enough of this magical wedding, don't miss the phenomenal shots captured by DEVI by KUMARIMAGES, in today's awesome gallery. It will take your breath away!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Neal and I met during a dance practice for one of our South Asian cultural shows at Boston College. Neal was dancing behind me and accidentally kicked me during one of the dance moves. I turned around and the first thing he said was "Let's hug it out." I didn't know him at the time so I was pretty shocked.  Fast forward a little over a year later, Neal and I had just started dating and he decided to take me on a picnic. It was a surprise but he took me to this spot he had discovered with one of his friends where we could see all of Boston. We sat at a picnic bench and he had gotten lunch for us. His favorite sandwich from a local deli and an ice cream cake... which had melted by the time we got to it. It was so sweet. That's when I knew he was special.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My best friend Oishee decided to take me out for a "girls day!" We are both doing our residency in New York and are always quite busy so she said we should have a day of pampering on a day when we were both off! She told me it would be fun to dress up even! We went to get our nails done, then cocktails at Beauty and Essex, some of our usual activities. She had a special reservation at a rooftop bar which we were running late for. Beauty and essex was taking some time with our order so they offered free champagne which my friend surprisingly turned down. If other things hadn't tipped me off, I knew something was up! She could tell I might suspect, so by the time we got to the roof she was nudging me towards the rooftop where we saw  Neal, facing the city skyline, rose petals all over the roof with candles. He turned around and I remember tears rushing down my face. I honestly can't even remember anything he said during his proposal but I said yes without hesitation. One of the happiest days of my life.
 
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.
Wedding planning was certainly stressful especially during my first year of residency, but all I can say is that no wedding can be planned without the love and support of family and friends. I had my cousins and aunts who are always there for backup! My hair and makeup was done by Sanjana Vaswani who is like a fairy godmother. She helped me with the looks I wanted perfectly! Neal was the one who actually found her when he was doing his wedding research!  My decorations were done by Abhishek Decorators from Edison as well. They were able to recreate all of our ideas and make them a reality.  For our Sangeet we had bright colors with umbrellas and a swing where we watched all of the performances and speeches from our family and friends. We were even able to enter our sangeet on a colorful rickshaw! We had a traditional Kohinur circle mandap with flowers adorned at the top and a catwalk so all guests could see. Our reception decor was a perfect end for our fairytale! Hues of purple and pink with gold shimmer for our backstage. Our venue was the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. The hotel was beautiful from the inside out with an indoor garden atrium. We didn't even have to leave the hotel for beautiful photos for both the bridal party and all of our guests. The sangeet was at the Serafina Italian Center which was a spectacular venue with beautiful greenery and high ceilings and chandeliers.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My wedding saree was actually from India. I'm a traditional South Indian girl at heart so I really wanted to wear a maroon Banarsi saree. My sangeet outfit and my reception gown were both from Nazraana in Edison, NJ. I had been looking on pinterest for the type of gown I wanted for my reception, I kept showing everyone a picture of this beautiful silver gown completely adorned with stone work. No one was able to find anything that compared. On a spur of the moment trip to Edison with my friend and her husband, we just thought we'd pop into Nazraana for fun. The exact outfit I had been dreaming of was there on the rack, I tried it on and it fit perfectly. I purchased it on the spot. I felt like Cinderella!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Well one thing which we had a lot of fun was food/cake tasting! We are both huge foodies and love trying new things. Our caterer was Chand Palace in New Jersey. The food was absolutely incredible! The chef was able to create new dishes based on our tastes and ideas. We also had an amazing viennese Dessert buffet which our guests loved! Our cake was from DiMare Bakery which was in CT near our venue. There were endless flavors to choose from!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests enjoyed many different parts of the wedding! At our Sangeet, our decorator created a selfie station, with a colorful rickshaw and a chudi bazaar.
 
The Hyatt also had a beautiful atrium with plenty of greenery inside which was great for photos as well!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My favorite moment from the wedding is our first look! I walked down into the atrium with trees all around us, and I put my hands over Neal's eyes from behind. He turned around and saw me. He told me I looked beautiful and nearly had tears in his eyes. But he quickly stopped and said No I can't cry because then you'll cry and ruin your makeup.
 
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.
For our Sangeet we had bright colors with umbrellas and a swing where we watched all of the performances and speeches from our family and friends. We were even able to enter our sangeet on a colorful rickshaw! Our reception decor was a perfect end for our fairytale! Hues of purple and pink with gold shimmer for our backstage
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every minute of it! Make sure you get what you want as it is your day! And don't forget to eat!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My photographer is Sangeeta from DeviKumari Images. Her and her brother Rishi were incredible! She was so inspiring and excited about our story it was so fun to shoot with her! We felt every moment and had the best time! Our videographer is Nayeem from BlissWedding Films. Our highlight film and engagement shoot in Boston was so much fun and we got to revisit our favorite spots where we fell in love and did it all over again!

We hope you are ready to have some fun because the next post coming down the road will take you to the impressive reception party that concluded with these wedding festivities!
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Hair & Makeup: SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani | Floral & Decor: Abhishek Decorators | Catering: Chand Palace | Venues: Hyatt Regency Greenwich | Sangeet Venue: Serafina Italian Center | DJ: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Baraat Horse: KV Carriage | Cake & Treats: DiMare Pastry Shop | Cinematography: Bliss Wedding Films | Instrumentalist: Mridangist - Siva Ponnudurai | Violinist: Jithendra Kishore | Mehndi Artist (Bridal): Sameera & Associate | Mehndi Artist (Sangeet): Sejal | Photo Booth: Inside out Booth | Transportation: Arivo | Priest: Pandit Simmaji | Photography: DEVI by KUMARIMAGES


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by A.S. Nagpal Photography

Hello there, gorgeous Maharanis! If you loved the first part of  Swati & Samir's wedding ceremony, wait until you lay your eyes on the images below, which have many more details of this wedding ceremony held inside the halls of the Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall. You are going to be utterly amazed! So, let's not wait any longer and let us take you on a visual journey through this magical wedding celebration, thanks to the photographic masterpieces captured by A.S. Nagpal Photography. Every single shot is a visual representation of elegance, beauty, and traditional flair thanks to the beautiful decor crafted by Papertini, who played with soft-pasteli hues to create a mesmerizing scene that seemed taken out from a fairytale. Simply take a look at the minimalist, yet gorgeous Mandap featuring white veils and multi-colored floral arrangements. It is impressive! However, so much beauty and perfection would not have been possible without Kaleidoscope Weddings, who planned, trimmed, and designed every detail of this wedding, and the final result is something out of this world! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple during their wedding ceremony, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today. It is an image after image of eye candy that you don't want to miss. So, don't think twice and dive into this fabulous celebration. It will make you drop a couple of tears of happiness, so you might want to take your tissue box with you!

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What a great way to start this Thursday, isn't it, ladies? If you want to check more of this lovely couple, don't miss their wedding reception in the upcoming post. You will love it!

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Photography: A.S. Nagpal Photography | Planning & Design: Kaleidoscope Weddings | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall | Floral & Decor: Papertini | Catering: Brulee Catering | DJ: DJ Shilpa | Baraat: Neil Desai | Cinematography: Atomic Tangerine Film Co. | Rentals: Synergetic


Clifton, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Welcome back, Maharanis! The romantic and inspiring story of Ami & Min follows its way into their happily ever after with a fabulous reception party held inside the halls of the exclusive Valley Regency! And right from the start, we have to say that it was so beautiful and romantic that we were having a hard time keeping our composure! And we are sure that more than one of the guests dropped a couple of tears of joy when seeing our beautiful Maharani bursting into the room. She looked ravishing in her sleek outfit, very well complemented with the hairstyle and makeup designed by Maliha Khan Makeup. The soft colors on the floral arrangements perfectly combined with the overall decor prepared for this ceremony, and it created the perfect setting for these two lovebirds to celebrate this life milestone. And we want to take a moment to thank LAX States for the ideal planning and designing of this event, as it was amazing! We love every single detail surrounding this closing gala, and we feel immense happiness when we see these two together! There is no denying that they are soulmates! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, head into our gallery for more amazing shots captured by Lightyear Studio. It is going to take your breath away, so don't miss it out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in college. We started dating in 2011. It was hard for me to think about forever so it took about 6 years for me to be comfortable with the idea of marriage.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I make surprises very difficult and figured out what his plan was going to be so he double crossed me and proposed the weekend before in jersey city on the waterfront with our dog and a book mark (that he slipped into the current book I was reading with the ring tied to it) saying we’re 7 chapters in and I love where this story is going... will you marry me?
 
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.
Honestly I did not want a huge wedding but my parents did. I’m a big proponent of doing things right or not doing it at all. Since I’ve never really dreamed of a huge wedding or any particular details I just wanted to make sure we hired professionals that I could trust to make the big decisions for me. I can’t say enough amazing things about our vendors. Valley regency has been in the business for a long time and knows how to throw a beautiful party. Lax states (Nisha) is truly an artist. She took something I had no interest in (the decor) and made it into a theme that actually felt like home. Maliha Khan is the sweetest and most talented makeup artist - I’m not a makeup expert and I needed someone who would take the outfit and my face into consideration and she did just that. I feel like I didn’t have to make many big decisions because my vendors were amazing.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I got married in November so it had to be long. For the ceremony I wanted some white in it. I found a beautiful gold lengha in India and they switched out the gold satin for white. I was happy. I bought my reception dress from India too but then I realized I didn’t love it so I bought another gown from a local NYC boutique.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Small details that I wanted to incorporate like a table to represent our love for our dog Belle, a memorial table, signs for the photobooth, pictures of us
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The most compliments I received were probably about the details I mentioned above and the food.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Before the reception we had a mini cocktail hour in the bridal suite and I actually got to spend a little time with my best friends and family.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Vendors can make or break your wedding. Choose carefully but then let the professionals do their job.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Just incase you were wondering my husband is of Korean decent. He has a small family and did not have any Korean traditions that were important to them but his parents were great sports during the events.
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Valley Regency | Planning & Design: LAX States | Hair & Makeup: Maliha Khan Makeup | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Clifton, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Happy Wednesday, beautiful Maharanis! Are you ready to be part of a story that looks like taken out from a fairytale? If so, you've come to the right place! Today, we are excited to share with you the visual masterpieces captured by Lightyear Studio, showcasing all the beauty of Ami & Min wedding festivities because they are unique and will make your heart explode with joy. So let's check them out together! Each of these photos perpetuated the most tender moments of our lovely Maharani getting ready for her big day. There is no denying that it is every bride's dream of looking elegant and distinguished on her big day, but this time, Ami exceeded all expectations and ended up looking like a princess! The elegant lengha embellished with delicate golden embroidery was simply amazing and complemented the exquisite makeup and bun designed by Maliha Khan Makeup to perfection. And we cannot stress how much we love this alluring and charming look and we cannot wait to check more of this wedding celebration. If you are enjoying today's love story as much as we are, do not miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! It is the perfect preamble before you head up to the wedding ceremony officiated at the Valley Regency! So, make sure to check it out, you'll love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in college. We started dating in 2011. It was hard for me to think about forever so it took about 6 years for me to be comfortable with the idea of marriage.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I make surprises very difficult and figured out what his plan was going to be so he double crossed me and proposed the weekend before in jersey city on the waterfront with our dog and a book mark (that he slipped into the current book I was reading with the ring tied to it) saying we’re 7 chapters in and I love where this story is going... will you marry me?
 
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.
Honestly I did not want a huge wedding but my parents did. I’m a big proponent of doing things right or not doing it at all. Since I’ve never really dreamed of a huge wedding or any particular details I just wanted to make sure we hired professionals that I could trust to make the big decisions for me. I can’t say enough amazing things about our vendors. Valley regency has been in the business for a long time and knows how to throw a beautiful party. Lax states (Nisha) is truly an artist. She took something I had no interest in (the decor) and made it into a theme that actually felt like home. Maliha Khan is the sweetest and most talented makeup artist - I’m not a makeup expert and I needed someone who would take the outfit and my face into consideration and she did just that. I feel like I didn’t have to make many big decisions because my vendors were amazing.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I got married in November so it had to be long. For the ceremony I wanted some white in it. I found a beautiful gold lengha in India and they switched out the gold satin for white. I was happy. I bought my reception dress from India too but then I realized I didn’t love it so I bought another gown from a local NYC boutique.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Small details that I wanted to incorporate like a table to represent our love for our dog Belle, a memorial table, signs for the photobooth, pictures of us
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The most compliments I received were probably about the details I mentioned above and the food.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Before the reception we had a mini cocktail hour in the bridal suite and I actually got to spend a little time with my best friends and family.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Vendors can make or break your wedding. Choose carefully but then let the professionals do their job.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Just incase you were wondering my husband is of Korean decent. He has a small family and did not have any Korean traditions that were important to them but his parents were great sports during the events.
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Valley Regency | Planning & Design: LAX States | Hair & Makeup: Maliha Khan Makeup | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Clearwater, FL Indian Wedding by Noor K Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! We know that you were utterly captivated by Tulsi & Bunty's Sangeet night that you wanted to see more of this lovely couple during their wedding festivities. So, you will be thrilled to know that we are back with all the details surrounding their big wedding ceremony hosted inside the halls of the Kapok Special Events. These lovebirds' wedding ceremony was a magical event, faithful to the traditions and backgrounds of both Tulsi & Bunty, and all we have to say is that we loved it to the fullest! Maharani Designs amazed everyone, creating a  fantastic decor reminiscent of the interiors of an Indian palace, and all the guests were left speechless when seeing this marvelous scenery for the first time! So much beauty and flair all over the place, but nothing compared to the looks of our gorgeous Tulsi. It no secret that all Maharnis want to look splendid for their big wedding day, but this time, Tulsi exceeded all expectations! She captivated everyone, bursting into the room dressed in a traditional red lengha with golden embroidery, right after being dolled up by Michele Renee The Studio. The elegant attire, the sparkling jewelry, and the fabulous Mehndi designed by Meghna rounded up a ravishing look that made Tulsi look like royalty! If you want to take a closer look at this enchanting event, don't miss today's gallery! And if that is not enough, make sure to take a look at the visual masterpiece by Noor K Photography, being featured in today's Video Blog. It is an absolute visual delight you don't want to miss! You are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
In the days of modern love, Tulsi and Bunty swiped right and matched with each other on Dil Mil back in January 2016. How could she resist a man dressed as Mario, with some adorable kids? Bunty hit Tulsi with a great one liner, "If you're a princess, will you be my princess peach?", and it all started from there. Numerous messages were sent back and forth for a few weeks before they decided it was time to meet and see if this connection would stand strong face to face. However, there was only one problem, Tulsi was on the east coast and Bunty on the west. They decided they would have to use Facetime to at least "meet" each other. January 17, 2016, they sat on a 4 hour Facetime call that changed their lives forever. Neither of them believed in love at first sight before this moment but from there onwards they knew this was for ever. They knew this was it and they had found their perfect match! On January 19, 2016 they decided it was time to tell their friends and most importantly their families about their crazy love. They spent the next few months building a strong foundation for their love and it was not long before they were best friends and knew each other better than they knew themselves. They finally decided in March, 2016 it was time to put their relationship to the test in person. Bunty, who had never left his home of California, flew across the US to meet his love in Pennsylvania. The moment they finally saw each other, they knew without a doubt that everything they had been feeling was beyond real and that this love was meant to be.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
One of the best surprise proposals ever set up! Tulsi came to California KNOWING she was going to get proposed to this trip or at least that is what she thought and told her friends and coworkers. I set up the most romantic day in Napa and she was convinced the big question was coming. It was our first day in Napa at the same spot we first went on vacation. The lighting was perfect, she looked across the table and I looked back and all I could think was “who are the kings going to sign in the off season? “ because today was not the day I was proposing. After that night, she thought she KNEW I wasn’t proposing this trip. With the help of a coworker months before our romantic Napa trip, we set up a fake invitation for a fake birthday party at a very real very romantic restaurant with a very real proposal. Heading to the “birthday party” I had to stall while family and friends set up the scene for me. Eventually getting to the restaurant where we arrived early to “help set up” for a birthday party. We walk in to a beautifully set room. At this point pictures were on the projector, candles and roses took the form of a heart on the floor. She is crying and I'm about to start my speech to her but the only words that I could sputter out are  “ will you marry me?” After the shock wore off and between snotty tears, she said yes! What I wish I could have said to her in that moment is “ Tulsi Patel, you are my soulmate, my best friend, and the person I am supposed to spend the rest of my life with. Since you have come into my life there has been nothing but good. You are the person I wake up thinking about and fall asleep dreaming about. You are the woman I want to start a family with and want to grow old with. I have never met a person with a heart as big as yours and it shows everyday with how you treat me and treat my family. If I can treat you half a good as you treat me then I can say I have accomplished something. Will you be my wife?” After she said yes, our song (Tonight by John Legend) came on and we got a quick dance in. Eventually all the people that made this night possible started coming from behind the scenes: my family and my friends as well as some of her family that has flown in from the East coast. I wasn't done with the surprises yet and I still wanted my well deserved coconut, so at 5 am we woke up my soon to be bridezilla to take her back to my parent's house. When we arrived her parents, who had also flown in from the East coast opened the door, and you bet the water works started again. It was such a sweet and thoughtful weekend! Tulsi was so surprised by the whole proposal, which she never thought was going to be possible because she is a big romantic and had thought of every possible proposal scenario in her head!
 
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 planned our wedding in 10 months including the shopping in India! It was a crazy hectic 10 months trying to plan a cross country wedding. Before the proposal even happened, Tulsi’s parents along with Bunty and Tulsi went to see Kapok Special Events and Bunty loved it just as much as we all did (we had been to weddings there before), so we actually booked the venue and date 2 weeks before the proposal was to take place! We wanted our wedding to be magical and everyone to feel like they had been transported to another place and Kapok truly made that happen with its antique statues and romantic, very elegant feel. Tulsi wanted our whole wedding to be what she called the “Floral Fantasy”. All our outfits, all the decor, our humongous wedding cake, and even Tulsi’s wedding ring were all inspired by florals to play into the Floral Fantasy. Tulsi being named after a holy plant has always felt tied to plants and florals and what they all represent. We chose florals as our theme to represent our love that is awe striking, forever blooming, and that expels love that radiates and captivates those around. Tulsi’s hair styles also contained lots of fresh flowers to keep the theme alive in all her looks! Tulsi had known from her previous friend’s weddings who she was going to use for hair and makeup for all the Tampa events, Michele Rene was the obvious choice! All other vendors were selected after searching maharani wedding’s vendor guide and after recommendations from friends and the bridal expo. The California vendors were much more difficult! Tulsi found all the vendors off of Instagram and Bunty was communicating with those vendors and making sure everything was in order. Bunty never met most of the wedding vendors until the actual wedding and Tulsi never met any of the reception vendors including actually visiting the reception venue until the actual reception, which was very unique and a little nerve wracking. Many of the small details of the wedding were purchased from small businesses found on Instagram like Tulsi’s jewelry for the grah shanti, which came from @ixorabyshikha and some items were purchased from Etsy to help keep the ideas unique and portray our personality as a couple.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that our wedding being in summertime I wanted the stick with brighter colors and the traditional red! Sabyasachi was my biggest inspiration and it took 7 days of constant searching to find the perfect lengha. We actually even drove 5 hours away to Surat, near where Bunty’s family is from, all the way from Ahmedabad, where Tulsi’s family is from and where we initially searching. It was actually kind of sentimental that i bought my lengha from where Bunty's family is from, after meeting his grandma for the first time. Tulsi went to probably about 25 different Boutiques, Designer Flagships, and Indian fashion stores before choosing the perfect red lengha with a pink accented dupatta and pink and white florals and green vines. It was everything I was hoping for and truly captured my style and essence. I looked at hundreds of lenghas before I said yes to the lengha!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our favorite part was the cake! Tulsi loved getting to help design her dream extravagant wedding cake and Bunty loved trying all the flavors and our unique at home cake tasting! We got to chose 7 different flavors for each tier, so Bunty got a tier, Tulsi got a tier, all 4 parents got a tier and we picked one we thought would be a guest favorite! The flavors were, 2 layers of red velvet white-chocolate cheesecake, cookies and cream, cookie dough, carrot cake, Tiramisu, and Rose Water. The whole process was pleasant and so stress free because we loved our vendor and how much they communicated with us and we completely trusted them to make our vision better than we could imagine!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our unique venue and decor choices! We tried to be modern and rustic and still incorporate traditional looks into our decor and the guests loved the uniqueness of all our events! There were lots of selfies with the wedding cake and everyone enjoyed the food very much! Many of our guests said our wedding was so unique and fun and they really enjoyed all the effort we put in to make it one of a kind.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking into the wedding to the song Gudiya Rani, which was the lullaby Tulsi’s mom sang her every night. Also seeing each other for the first time at the mandap was such a special moment for us since we tried to be traditional and opted out of a first look.
 
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 Mendhi night was done at Tulsi's house which was decorated by herself and her family and friends. The decor was the perfect mix of florals and tradition. We chose to do something different and fun and so we had a live pizza station in our backyard which was done by Catering Specialties by Steve. All the guests loved the idea!
 
Our Sagai or engagement ceremony was done at the Hindu Temple of Florida and was decorated by Maharani Designs with elegant white draping to contracts our mint blue outfits! We also had Catering Specialties by Steve set up a taco bar which was fun for all the guests.
 
Our Sangeet was at Kapok Special events and we chose to do a rustic romantic floral theme! We had a rustic rope swing with florals for us to sit on which was parallel to a life size Radha Krishna statue that was also sitting on a swing. It was elegant and we were so awestruck by the Cake and decor! Tulsi did a 12 minute dance as a surprise for all her guests and especially Bunty, and Bunty also made a special appearance to steal a dance with Tulsi during her performance. Tulsi's bridesmaids and friends put on a lovely dance performance with Tulsi making a special appearance to the songs Lamborghini and Crazy in Love (which was one of our hashtags #Gandhiinlove). Tulsi's cousins put on a really creative performance which had dancing, singing, and even a self written poem that brought laughs and tears to us both! Tulsi's parents also sang a beautiful song that had Tulsi crying like a little baby. It was such a beautiful night and we felt so loved and special.
 
The reception in sacramento california at The Grand Pavilion was amazing. The decor done by A & S Decor took our breath away with trees, florals, and lots of candles! Our entrance also encompassed our relationship, as Bunty entered without Tulsi on a scooter and rode into and around the hall before climbing up a beautiful staircase to get Tulsi and entering together as husband and wife. The guests were so shocked and loved the entrance. Tulsi's cousin who owns Nothing Bundt Cake in  Dublin, CA was also so kind to make a cake for Bunty and Tulsi to cut and also Bundtini's for all the guests which was also kind of sentimental because Tulsi calls Bunty "buntcake" as a pet name. We also had an indian dessert bar and mango soft serve for all our guests.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't be afraid to be different and maybe a little unconventional when it comes to your wedding. Try not to stress over the little things because at the end of the day nothing will matter except for your love for one another, and that itself will make your wedding perfect. Brainstorm ideas but don't plan your wedding to a T beforehand because it most likely wont be exactly what you think up in your head. Most importantly, remember to enjoy your wedding and not worry about the small details on the day of because it flies by and in the blink of an eye you'll be wishing you were back in that moment.

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Photography: JSK Photography | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Sangeet Venue: Kapok Special Events | Ceremony Venue: Kapok Special Events | Reception Venue: Grand Pavillion Banquet Hall | Sagai Venue: Hindu Temple of Florida | Planning & Design: Tulsi Patel (Bride) | Floral & Decor: Maharani Designs | Floral & Decor (Reception): A&S Decorations | Hair & Makeup (Reception): Glam by JMK | Catering: Khasiyat Orlando | Catering (Mehndi): Catering Specialties | Catering (Sagai): Catering Specialties | Catering (Grah Shanti): Spice Kitchen | DJ: Echobell Events | DJ (Reception): Regal Weddings Entertainment | Baraat: Orlando Horse & Carriage | Cake & Treats: Tru-Cakes | Cake & Treats (Reception): Nothing Bundt Cakes | Cinematography: Noor K Photography | Cinematography (Reception): Lux Style Real Estate Media | Mehndi Artist: Meghna | Registry: The Knot | Photography (Mehndi): Rubin Patel | Photography: Noor K Photography


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