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Pompton Plains, NJ Indian Wedding by Weddings by Shooting Stars

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We hope you've had a great weekend full of rest and inspiring ideas. Today, we are excited to be back with a new love story that we are sure will take your breath away. So, without further ado, let's get ready to enjoy Sonali & Mitul's wedding festivities! This time around, we wanted to share with you the fantastic scenes captured by Weddings by Shooting Stars, and believe us, every single shot is a visual masterpiece that you don't want to miss. This spectacular photographic studio snapped shots from every angle to make us feel like we were there. From the joyful Sangeet celebrated at the Martinsville Gardens, where all guests enjoyed the culinary experience prepared by Chand Palace, to the grand wedding ceremony officiated at The Legacy Castle, everything was a cornucopia of beauty and traditional flair. And we want to give a big shoutout to JP Decor, as this talented team was the mastermind behind the fabulous decor that set the mood for the different wedding activities and ceremonies. And the result was utter perfection! And talking about perfection, let's take a moment to admire the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Sonali, who looked like a goddess throughout the entire wedding bash. She donned spectacular attires and praised her innate beauty with a dreamy makeup and hairstyle. But the icing on the cake was the artistic mehndi designed by Mehndikalogie. But she was not the only one that got a marvelous Mehndi design; her entire bridal party got a fantastic design in the hands of Henna by Jinal. The entire wedding festivities were unique and spectacular, and this could not have been possible without Medley Entertainment, who enlivened every moment of the celebration. Ladies, if you want to take a closer look at this lovely couple, don't miss today's gallery. We are sure you're going to love it, and you'll get tons of inspiring ideas! So, make sure to have your notebook handy!

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What a great way to start this new week, isn't it ladies? Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

Catering: Chand Palace | DJ: Medley Entertainment | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | DJ: Medley Entertainment | Photography: Weddings by Shooting Stars | Cinematography: Weddings by Shooting Stars | Mehndi Artists: Henna by Jinal | Sangeet Venue: Martinsville Gardens | Ceremony Venue: The Legacy Castle | Floral & Decor: JP Decor | Catering (Sangeet): Ice Gola Express | Catering (Wedding): Bombay Talk

Long Island, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by PhotosMadeEz

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! It feels great to be back with a new love story for you, and we are sure that today's fusion wedding will make your heart melt with tenderness and joy. So let's check it out together! When Jennifer & Chirag decided to join their lives in marriage, they knew they wanted to honor both their traditions and backgrounds, that is why they ended up having not one, but two wedding ceremonies. How lucky of them! Isn't it, ladies? We are starting today's feature by taking a look at the Christian Ceremony, and all we have to say is that we loved every bit of this solemn event, entirely planned by AG Events Corporate & Special Event Planning. And we particularly adored the look of our gorgeous Maharani who walked down the aisle looking like a princess in her white wedding dress from David's Bridal collection. This opening ceremony was so charming and emotional that we cannot help but feel happy for these lovebirds. After the Christian Ceremony, Jennifer & Chirag consummated the union with a traditional Hindu ceremony held at the fascinating outdoors of The Vineyards at Aquebogue. And oh, boy, this ceremony was a dream come true! The combination of colors and the exceptional floral decoration that Catskill Weddings put together for this outdoor ceremony helped make this event not just elegant, but delicate and exquisite, not to mention that it set a magical mood for this memorable and life-changing ceremony. Anywhere you looked, there was so much beauty all over the place, but nothing compared to the dazzling look of our gorgeous Maharani Jennifer! She looked breathtaking on this special day thanks to the exceptional work of SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani. The dreamy makeup, the delicate and classic hairstyle, and the stunning lengha by Nazranaa were all a perfect combination to enhance Jennifer's beauty. And let's not forget about the fantastic Mehndi designed by Mehndikalogie. These talented vendors took Jennifer's look to the next level, creating mesmerizing scenes beautifully captured by the lens of PhotosMadeEz. After both ceremonies, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with a fabulous reception party enlivened by DJUSA, who put everyone on their feet playing the hits of the moment! Like in all previous events, Jennifer looked ravishing dressed in her swoon-worthy red lengha by Khanjana Boutique. Without any question, this is a celebration that will amaze every spectator, so don't forget to visit today's full gallery, if you don't want to miss any bit of it. You will love it so much!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
As he remembers it...
It was a quarter past seven and I had just bought a book, but not to read, but to gift to a girl I hadn’t yet met. Our first date was all lined up; it would be in Gramercy at my favorite bar just a short walk away. There I sat, on a stool, my feet dangling off the balance beams circling about in opposite directions the way one does before someone enters through a door and changes their life, leading them towards an immense amount of happiness. But I didn't know that then, I just thought I was nervous in anticipation wondering if the work of fiction was too bold a move. Fortunately, after giving Jenn a hug when she arrived she accepted the book with a smile more endearing than any I've seen.
The rest of the night was an incredible blur of fantastic conversation and a multitude of laughs bouncing from one topic to another as if we'd known each other for more than those few hours. The night would wind down so we made plans to see each other again and we both knew those weren't just words but a promise. A promise kept as not more than a couple days passed before we would hang out again and again. This would continue over the next couple years, the conversation never ceasing; the laughs endless and evermore.
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As she remembers it...
About a year and a half after meeting for the first time, Chirag arranged for a date night to check out a new place overlooking Columbus Circle. Initially, I was resistant to go out because it was a Thursday and I had to get up early for work. He convinced me to agree and I did because he seemed so thrilled to show me a new place. I told myself, we would see this place, have a quick dinner, and I can go home on time to get ready for work the next day.
The entire time we were together he fidgeted with his coat and was acting uncomfortable. Little did I know, he had the ring in his coat pocket and was worried that I'd see it, or worse, that it would fall out! We decided to eat dinner near his place, but he needed to stop by his apartment first. The elevator stopped at the top floor rather than the floor he lived on. When I tried to press his floor and go back down, he insisted that we see the view on the rooftop now that we are here. I thought it was strange that he wanted to go to the rooftop of his own building after we had just seen incredible views from the top of Columbus Circle! I was also still waiting to get dinner so I can get eat and then go home. I figured we could look quickly and get on with the plans, so I agreed to go.
As we walked towards the far end of the rooftop, I saw a table decorated with candles and flowers and I told him, "we're walking in on someone else's surprise!" I turn the opposite way from him to see if I can find someone and apologize. When I turn back around to him, there he is on his knees, holding a ring and giving a beautiful speech (most of which I cried through). I said YES and he put the ring on my finger. I knew my life was changed for the best and I was overcome with so much happiness that I began to cry. That moment was absolutely worth delaying dinner and staying up late on a school night!
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.
Loved all my vendors!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Catholic Ceremony dress- David's Bridal
Hindu Ceremony lengha from Nazranaa (16 Marconi Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830 ), chosen based on recommendations from friends, I wanted a spring feel to match the outdoor ceremony space and I  didn't want traditional red for ceremony but rather a blush color, something that felt more updated and more like me.
Reception - custom lengha from Khajana Boutique (1375 OAK TREE ROAD​ ISELIN, NJ 08830), I was unable to find an outfit that seemed just right and finally found out that they customize.  Shaina helped me to design the lengha from top to bottom, detail by detail and I LOVED how it turned out. Even the shade of red was perfect (yes-I decided to do red for the reception instead, because of how bold and beautiful it would look in the evening against all the lighting).
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Invitations-choosing a design and planning the layout, then seeing the hard work come to life! We used: Indian Wedding Card. They have good customer service, they send samples of anything fairly quickly, and so MANY styles to choose from!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The reception venue because it was outdoors in a garden, there was great food and all with great weather!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The speeches from parents/family and friends
The dances from friends and family
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to have some private time with your significant other even if it's for only a couple minutes
Be sure to take a deep breath during moments and just take it all in
Have a family member/dear friend ensure you have a plate of food (and of course, one drink).

Thanks for tuning in today, darlings. Have an awesome rest of the day, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!
Photography: PhotosMadeEz | Hair & Makeup: SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani | Cinematography: PhotosMadeEz | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Ceremony Venue: The Vineyards at Aquebogue | Planning & Design: AG Events Corporate & Special Event Planning | Floral & Decor: Catskill Weddings | DJ: DJUSA | Catholic Ceremony Dress: David's Bridal | Hindu Ceremony Lengha: Nazranaa | Reception Lengha: Khajana Boutique | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Indian Wedding Card

Chandigarh, India Sikh Wedding by Beginnings For You

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We hope you are ready to join us on a magical trip because we are taking you to Chandigarh, India, to enjoy the lavish wedding celebration between Gurpreet & Shivraj. So, get your passport and your luggage ready and join us at this real-life fairytale that will brighten up your day and melt your heart. This time around, we'll be heading down to Golden Tulip Hotels to take part in the love dripping Sikh wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. We want to give Gurpreet's father a big shoutout as he took the lead in planning this wedding down to the smallest detail, and the final result is impressive! The talented team from Colors - A Wedding Design Company made the most of the incredible backdrop of the wedding venue and executed an event for the ages! The ceremony was a luxurious affair in soft pasteli hues that we can't stop seeing. The scenery was so beautiful and enchanting that it seemed almost surreal. It may easily have been the recreation of an Indian fairy tale brought to real life. The grandeur of the occasion is reflected in Gurpreet's elegant and fashionable attire designed by all-famous Rimple & Harpreet Narula. Our blushing Maharani was a vision of beauty in her soft-colored lengha adorned with gorgeous embroider that made her look like a princess. Ruchi Arya and Shradha Luthra complemented this head-turning look with a classy hairstyle and nude makeup that got us sighing. The icing on the cake was the fabulous Mehndi designed by Pramod Mehandi Art and the exquisite pieces of jewelry from Jagdish Jewellers' bridal collection! Waiting for her under the Mandap, Shivraj looked handsome on his soft-colored Sherwani designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. And we love how the couple's outfits matched and created a beautiful contrast. Without any question, this was the dreamy ceremony that these two lovebirds always wanted. They brought the wedding festivities to an end with a lovely reception party where everyone had a great time. Hands down, a magical ending to an incredible day of love and flair! The good friends from Beginnings For You shared the most beautiful shots captured during the event, and we compiled them in today's gallery for your enjoyment. So go check them out!

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That is all for today, darlings! If you loved today's feature, don't forget to join us tomorrow for more. We have new stories every day! 

Sangeet Venue / Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: Golden Tulip Hotels | Floral & Decor: Colors - A Wedding Design Company | Makeup: Shradha Luthra | Hair: Ruchi Arya | Catering: Golden Tulip Hotels | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Manish Malhotra | Bridal Fashion (Haldi): Sukriti & Aakriti | Bridal Fashion (Mehandi and Jaggo): Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Rimple & Harpreet Narula | Bridal Jewelry (Sangeet and Wedding): Jagdish Jewellers | Bridal Jewelry (Haldi): Prune India | Bridal Jewelry (Mehandi and Jaggo): Purab Paschim | Bridal Jewelry (Mehandi and Jaggo): Curio Cottage Jewelry | Bridal Jewelry (Choora and Kaleera): OM Sons Bridal Store | Cake & Treats: Fete Patisserie | Cinematography: Beginnings For You | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Shradha Luthra | Event Designer: Colors - A Wedding Design Company | Favors (Mehandi): Rani Pink Gifts | Chooda & Kaleera box / Kaleera covers: Pataaree | Logo / Wedding Website / Personalized Boards: Aneesha | Mehndi Artist: Pramod Mehandi Art | Transportation: Vintage Car | Groom's Wedding Outfit: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Groom's Wedding Shoes: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Groom's Wedding Kalgi: Huthouse | Groom's Sangeet Outfit: Manish Malhotra | Groom's Sangeet Shoes: Blackbird Shoes | Goom's Haldi Outfit: Aza Fashions | Groom's Mehandi and Jaggo Outfit: Anita Dongre | Wedding Bridal Entry Umbrella: Pataaree | Bride's Sangeet Shoes: Valentino | Bride's Mehandi and Haldi Shoes: Needledust | Bride's Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden | Photography: Beginnings For You

Minneapolis, MN Indian Wedding by Fotopasal

Beauty, elegance, tradition, and lots of love! That is what we have for you today, ladies! So, don't think twice and get ready to enjoy Prakriti & Saurya's wedding celebration. This time around, we are taking you to Minneapolis, MN, to take part in the magical and romantic wedding that united these two lovebirds in marriage and marked the beginning of their happily ever after. We are starting this Wednesday by taking a look at an intimate and traditional ceremony held in the backyard of this beautiful couple. And right from the start, we have to say that our heart exploded with tenderness and joy when we saw the ravishing look of our sweet and charming Maharani! She burst into the scene wearing a gorgeous red lengha designed by Manish Rai, and looking like royalty after being pampered by Amanda Miskowic. The glamorous attire combined with exquisite makeup and hairstyle praised Prakriti's innate beauty and gave her that striking look we all Maharanis dream about! After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds spent some time with the talented and highly experienced team from Fotopasal in a glamorous and fascinating outdoor photoshoot that we can't stop seeing! Every single shot is so captivating and inspiring that we couldn't wait to share it with you all. So, make sure to take a look at this jaw-dropping gallery for a full reveal of these visual masterpieces! Once the photoshoot concluded, ti was time to celebrate this life milestone with an epic reception party held inside the halls of the Midpointe Event Center, and oh boy, it was beyond spectacular! The acclaimed team from Lush Events showcased all their talent and expertise, designing this event down to the smallest detail and creating a fabulous decor that set the mood for this closing gala. But that is not all! They also enlivened every moment of this reception, and turned it into a full-fledge party that everyone enjoyed to the fullest! In between all the dancing, the emotional speeches, and the delicious plates prepared by India Palace, the night got to an end! And all we have to say is that we are happy beyond words to see these sweet and charming couple join their lives in marriage as you can tell that theirs is going to be an everlasting love story overflowing with happiness and joy! 

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We are still sighing over this gorgeous wedding celebration, and we need a moment to catch our breath! But don't forget to join us tomorrow for more, we'll be waiting for you.

Sangeet & Ceremony Venue: Home Backyard | Reception Venue: Midpointe Event Center | Floral & Decor: Lush Events | Hair & Makeup: Amanda Miskowic | Catering: India Palace | DJ: Lush Events | Baraat: Lush Events | Bridal Fashions: Manish Rai | Cinematography: Fotopasal | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Lush Events | Event Designer: Lush Events | Lighting: Lush Events | Photo Booth: VIP Booths | Rentals: 55 Party Rental | Photography: Fotopasal

Canton, MI Indian Engagement by Lin Visual

Happy Friday, beautiful ladies! Another week is gone, and we are rapidly approaching the weekend, and what better way to do it than taking a look at a romantic love story that will make you feel inspired! If that sounds like music to your ears, make yourself comfortable, and get ready to enjoy it. Today's love story featuring Preethi & Vinay is going to start a little differently than we usually do things around here! This time, we won't be taking a look at a wedding celebration. Even better, we'll be taking a look at how a happily ever after begins by taking you on a visual journey through these two lovebirds' engagement ceremony. How amazing is that! This engagement ceremony hosted at the bride's parents house was a step forward in Preethi & Vinay's dream of becoming husband and wife. And we are so happy they are getting closer to fulfilling that long-awaited dream as just by seeing them together in the amazing shots captured by Lin Visual, you can tell that theirs is going to be an everlasting love story! The meticulous planning and the colorful decor of this life-changing event were in charge of the bride and her mother, and oh boy, they exceeded their own expectations creating a traditional and vivid decor that we loved so much! Just take a look at the colorful flower garlands placed all over the room and the ideal placement of all the ornaments. If that doesn't say beauty, few things will! And talking about beauty, we want to take a moment to admire Preethi's fabulous look during this engagement ceremony. Bewitching! In the months leading up to the event,  Preethi would jokingly tell her friends that she wanted to look like a "South Indian goddess queen descending from above" when walking down the stairs wearing her new Sari. And guess what? Thanks to the fabulous Sari from Nalli Silks and the exquisite pieces of jewelry from Tarinika, she made this dream come to life! And we cannot stress how much we loved her final look. To conclude this engagement ceremony, Preethi & Vinay shared a delicious South Indian lunch from Authentikka with all attendees. Check more of this engagement ceremony in today's full gallery. You'll love it so much!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in college at the University of Michigan! We are similar in so many ways - love hip hop, South Indian movies/music, dancing, eating fries, quality family time, and lazy days at home.  I've always been very "type A" and like everything to be planned, but he is the complete opposite. He loves to be spontaneous and has a "go with the flow" attitude. I think this is what really attracted me to him, and it has helped me get to the point I am today in my career. I can't recall the moment when I realized he was "the one", but he has always been my rock through difficult times and the mastermind of all things fun!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We got engaged in Barcelona. I went on a trip in July with my friend and on the first day there we decided to visit Parc de la Ciutadella, which has a gorgeous fountain with beautiful architecture and gold detailing. When we got to the park my fiance, Vinay, showed up and my friend conveniently had to leave to go to the bathroom. I knew what was about to happen and was so excited for him to get on his knee, but then an Indian man selling coconuts came up to us and asked us to buy his cut coconut. We refused multiple times, but he wouldn't leave us for a good 5 minutes. We finally had to give in and bought a coconut so that he would leave us. It was annoying in the moment, but now we just laugh thinking about the whole scene. We jokingly thought of making our wedding hashtag f***thecoconutman haha. After the whole ordeal, Vinay got on one knee and popped the question. I don't even recall this, but I apparently didn't even say "yes" and just stuck my hand out. Later, the photographer asked my fiance, "she said yes right?". After the proposal, we all went to a rooftop dinner, sipped on some wine, and watched the sun set over Barcelona. It was truly one of the most beautiful experiences I've had.
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 was an engagement ceremony, so we wanted to keep the cost low, and had to be creative with our decor. The ceremony was at my parent's house in Michigan. I ended up doing my own hair and makeup - got some amazing Lilly Lashes and a bright lip for the summer, which really made a difference in the photos.
For the mehendi the night before, I wore an anarkali that I bought from Diva in Chennai a few years back, but I actually had a tailor in Michigan cut it in half to turn it into a lehenga (anarkalis are for some reason way cheaper than lehengas, and all you have to do is find a tailor to split it for pretty cheap).
For the ceremony, I stuck to Kanchipuram sarees since we are both South Indian. I wore temple jewelry from Tarinika (amazing website, really good customer service, and product packaging was phenomenal). My mom ordered real jasmines and real trumpet lily garlands online, which were delivered the day before the event.
We wanted to keep our decor South Indian. My aunt and uncle were coming back from India around the time of the engagement, so we had them bring back fake flower garlands (lots of jasmine garlands) and cocount leaf decor for around $200. We put up these traditional decor all around the house. I was also able to find bunches of 5 flowers each that looked like lotuses for $1 at Dollar Tree. I bought a lot of those, attached them to vines that I bought from Amazon ($15 for a large bunch), and hung them from the ceiling in the ceremony room.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted a pink kanchipuram saree with a green blouse. My aunt facetimed me from Nalli in Chennai and I picked the one I wore right away. I loved how it didn't have a distinct border, and how it also had gold thread work throughout the sari, which made it look very royal.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The decorations! There is something satisfying about having to work within a strict budget, and somehow pulling off something so beautiful even with all the restrictions. I had to do a lot of thinking, and browsing the internet for ideas, but it all came together in the end.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When I initially came down to great everyone before the ceremony started. Everyone was in kanchipuram saris and the house looked like something out of a 15th century palace! It was so nice to see everyone rock their South Indian outfits, which is not represented as much in media in the US.
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 the mehendi party the night before, I wanted it to feel bohemian, yet luxurious.
We got colored umbrellas for our tables, and did the mehendi on our deck, inside our gazebo. I decorated the gazebo with flowers from Joann and Hobby lobby (end of season sale so it amounted to only $50) and Indian furniture from my house. It was lovely! We ended the night with a dance party on our deck. It was so nice to have a mehendi in my own backyard - I grew up there, and have so many special memories, like running around with my friends, and spending time on the deck with my parents. Now I have another special memory to add on to it.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
A lot of people, especially in Indian families, will have opinions on what you should wear and how you should decorate the venue. I'll admit, it is hard to not get affected by what they say, but try as hard as you can to not give a ****. Anytime someone tries to tell you what to do, just envision your version of the event in your head, your outfit, your jewelry, the centerpieces...and forget about their opinions. It is your day.

That is all for today, darlings! We hope you have an awesome weekend. And don't forget to join us on Monday for more!
Engagement Venue: Bride's Parents House | Catering: Authentikka | Bridal Fashion: Nalli Silks | Bridal Jewelry: Tarinika | Cinematography: Lin Visual | Rentals: Canton Canopies | Photography: Lin Visual


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