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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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Raleigh, NC South Indian Wedding by Photographick Studios

Welcome back, ladies! It is time to unveil the outcome of this real-life fantasy. This time, it was the striking and imposing Marriott Raleigh City Center that hosted this majestic wedding reception for Kinjal & Prashant. Thanks to the spectacular work of Yaadein the atmosphere of this reception was so unique and magical and it makes you feel like if it was something out of this world. The lavender, magenta and fuschia tones on the lights, perfectly contrasted with the golden accent on the walls and furnished, created the perfect scenario for Kinjal & Prashant to share this special moment with their family and friends. Our lovebirds attended this reception in the most elegant and fashionable way wearing matching dark slate blue outfits and we are loving the look on them! The elegance of their outfits did not keep them from having a great time, and thanks to DJ Rang, they danced and enjoyed the entire evening to the rhythm of the most harmonious melodies. The smiles, the emotions, and the good atmosphere did not stop throughout the whole evening; it was a great night that was coming to an end when the newlyweds had the first cut at the cake. This was a lovely and magical moment that got beautifully shot thanks to Photographick Studios. It is time for this real-life fantasy story to get to an end, but you can always be transported back to that magical place by taking a look at the gallery that we have prepared for you. Do not miss it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our love story began as any other modern-day fairytale- via a dating app known as Dil Mil.  We had a somewhat long distance relationship, living a little under 3 hours away.  We would take turns going to each other's city, or more often than that, meet at a halfway point and scoping out at different restaurants, going to the movies, bowling, or just walking around places.  Our first date was over 12 hours-- we literally walked until 1AM around downtown Raleigh, talking about the most random stuff I can't even recall now. I knew this was a great start to something- friendship or love- no idea, but I knew I wanted to continue whatever it was.  I realized he was "the one" during our vacation to Rome.  The city views, history, and food/wine was all amazing, but the whole time I couldn't imagine someone more perfect to be sharing such an experience with.  His personality, care and love for his family and friends, and his sense of humor--it all just felt so right.  We've almost been married 6 months now, and I cannot imagine someone more perfect.  Truly feel like I was so incredibly lucky to find someone like him to share my future with.  Every day, he reminds me with his little acts of kindness/love that he is my forever.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My cousins and I had planned a vacation visiting Amsterdam, Budapest, and the Amalfi Coast.  On June 7, 2017, Prashant surprised me in Positano, Italy at one of the most beautiful locations.  My cousins who were in on this plan, acted like they were taking scenic pictures and asked me to turn around to catch a picture of me glancing onto the beautiful buildings, and when I turned around, he was down on one knee. I can't recall most of the proposal as I was crying (he had tears down his face as well, haha) and in shock, but he asked me to be his travel partner for life, and of course, I said yes. This was one of my favorite moments and I wish I could relive it.  Here is a video of the proposal: https://youtu.be/T4rDrcpTfEk
 
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 was lucky to have my sister help me plan the entire wedding/related events-- she helped me with all of the details to make sure I didn't forget anything, and sometimes, I even joked with her that she was planning her own dream wedding (that's how perfect it was to me). She got me a great gift that helped me get started on the important points, which I read and took notes on creating my own checklists (the book: The Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect South Asian Wedding: Advice and Tips From the Industry Expert by Sonal J. Shah).  My now husband and sister whenever available, would attend vendor meetings with me and help me make every decision- from the venue to the color of the flowers on the stage.  There were many hiccups along the way with vendors I wanted booking up or not responding as I felt needed.  However, my overall experience with all of the vendors that I ended up choosing and just how all of the events turned out-- it was amazing.  Initially, the wedding planning was so stressful I often times wanted to quit and just not have a big wedding. However, when the day came, everything just flowed so smoothly.  The moment I saw the mandap and I had tears in my eyes.  It was more perfect than I imagined.  When you spend so long visualizing and thinking of how you want things to be- it can lead to high expectations.  My decorator, Karan from Yaadein- went above and beyond these, and left me feeling breathless with the decor for the wedding and reception. The wedding was more perfect than I even imagined it would be-- it's hard to describe how that feeling felt, but all of a sudden all of the stress, crying, and months of planning made sense-- it was definitely worth it.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted a combination of Maroon with a light pink sheer dupatta as I kept seeing bridal pictures with them and it looked mesmerizing.  I loved the idea of the color and thought it looked very royal, maharani like :).  It was quite the journey to find the perfect dress, I broke down in tears a few times in India thinking I was being too picky and burdening others with their time while going shopping in India. However, when I did try on my bridal dress, I fell in love.  It definitely made me feel  beautiful- and it's a tip I give other brides. Don't give up the search-wait until you find the one that makes you feel like a beautiful bride-- it happens!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Food tasting!! For obvious reasons :) My husband and I are both foodies, so it was the most exciting and enjoyable part.  We made sure that he was able to attend every tasting session
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think everyone really enjoyed just the closeness and being together for the events.  It was all family and familiar- we had a meet and greet dinner for both sides the night before the wedding, so everyone got to mingle.  
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I had listened to my bridal entrance song SO many times before the wedding- I knew the moment I heard it that I wanted to enter to it.  The song was "Din Shagna Da" from Phillauri.  The moment the music started playing, I knew this was my moment- I was very teary eyed when it happened.  It was an amazing feeling that I cherish.
 
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 other events included a mehndi/sangeet at home-- my sister planned out all of the decor and my we had about 20-30 people help us put it all together.  We termed it, "masti, music, and mehndi."  It was full of color and perfect! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Wedding planning can be quite stressful and many brides (such as myself) may go through moments where things don't go how you want and you feel like you want to quit, but don't give up. It is worth it in the end!! Truly a magical moment/day to forever cherish. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Just for your pure entertainment, I made my husband read the first two questions and I looked over, and he had tears in his eyes :) I've only seen that happen 3 times- the proposal, when he first saw me as a bride, and when he read this.  Moments like this are wonderful. 
All of my vendors were absolutely wonderful to work with, very responsive and took what I wanted into consideration.  Please see below some details:
Jewelry/clothes: From India
Decorator: Karan from Yaadein  (instagram: @yaadeinweddings) (AMAZING- he even surprised me at the reception with a gorgeous flower wall backdrop for our selfie booth, it was a hit with everyone!)
Fun vendor: Paanwala (instagram: @thepaanwaala) Ankit was absolutely sweet to work with and made sure that he made a platter of all of the paans so that we could try them as he knew we wouldn't have time during the reception. 
Mehndi: Poonam from greensboro (instagram: @poonamhennaart) - amazing mehndi details! one of the best mehndi designers I have seen
Venue: Raleigh Marriott City Center 
Cake: Layla Jones Bake Shop - delicious cake! 
DJ: DJ Rang (instagram: @djrang) - did amazing lighting and was sweet to work with
Makeup Artist: She listened to everything I want, and was so sweet to work with (instagram: krista_massey)
Photographer: Photographick 
Horse carriage (for exit): J&L Carriage
 

Don't miss our future posts, as we have more inspirational ideas for you!

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Venues: Raleigh Marriott City Center | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Floral & Decor: Yaadein - Karan Gill | Hair & Makeup: Makeup Krista Massey | DJ: DJ Rang | Rentals: Deejay's Rentals | Transportation: J&L Carriage Jamie Massey | Rentals: Hautechairs Derreck | Priest: Ashokbhai Trivedi


Palm Beach, FL Indian Wedding by Memories

The memorable wedding day of Yogini & Jeet draw to a close, but before their magical day was over they threw the most spectacular wedding party! Memories recorded their pompous reception inside The Breakers Palm Beach, a sophisticated venue that was magnificently decorated for this mind-blowing night! A monumental wedding cake took the center stage so every guest could appreciate the sweet creation amidst the colorful flower centerpieces. Maharani Yogini was all dolled up by BridalGal and was the epitome of elegance with a fabulous loose hairstyle and luminous makeup! Her new hubby, Jeet got "the" look wearing a beautiful blue brocade suit for his first night as a married man and was as elegant as her new wife. After mingling at the cocktail hour, our lovely duo had the time of their lives, laughing and dancing at their truly awe-inspiring wedding reception! Peruse our full gallery for even more fabulous wedding inspiration and fun. 

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Have a wonderful wedding Wednesday dolls!

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Hair & Makeup: BridalGal | Venues: The Breakers Palm Beach | Garba Venue: Birchwood Manor | Pithi/ Vidhi Venue: The Mansion | Planning & Design: Jennifer J Events | Mehndi Artist: Henna and Styling by Meghna Parikh | Photography: Memories


WestLake Village, CA Sikh Wedding by Greycard Photography

Greycard Photography allows us a virtual peek into the grand reception of Aneet and Harleen at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village! This affair was by no means short of wedding decor, Three Petals' decor experts created one seriously decadent and luxurious event. The place was filled to the brim with the most extraordinary flowers and glamorous details as majestic crystal candelabras! Today's couple made an ecstatic pair as they entered the hall looking like the ultimate fashionable newlyweds! Aneet arrived in a striking blue lehenga and a glamorous hair and makeup look by Beauty By NG Nida Gazi. While the good looking groom, hit the danced floor wearing a dashing tuxedo suit! Partygoers let loose like only wedding guests can with the help of Wicked Entertainment and had their fill of the evening's catered feast by Delhi Palace! Rejoice in all the wedding reception splendor in the gallery.

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Wasn't that just amazing? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Photography: Greycard Photography | Floral & Decor: Three Petals | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village | Planning & Design: A Panache Affair | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By NG Nida Gazi | Catering: Delhi Palace | DJ: Wicked Entertainment | Cinematography: Robles Video Productions


New York City, NY South Indian Wedding by Divine Method Photography

Sparks flew as Priyanka and Vikram entered their wedding reception hall at the luxurious The Plaza Hotel New York! The newlyweds were the epitome of glam during their special night, Maharani Priyanka flaunted an impeccable style wearing a white ensemble from the exclusive Manish Malhotra while Michelle Elise Artistry created a beautiful updo that crowned this perfect evening look! Raja Vikram went for a tuxedo jacket with a fancy pattern and shawl lapels that perfectly combined with his velvet bow tie! Let's take a look at the wonderful decor! This time Birch Event Design's breathtaking floral art left us in complete awe! Each table presented a dreamy floral centerpiece design in a bold magenta and indigo color palette while the candlelights reigned to provide an inviting yet elegant ambiance. The famous restaurateur Chef Gaurav Anand crafted a special menu for the night while DJ USA got the crowd into the party! Hats off to Premini Events whose perfect execution made this the most unforgettable and special night for these soulmates! See the complete gallery for a closer look at this upscale affair!

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There is still so much more to discover in our marvelous wedding stories, feel inspired again tomorrow!

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Draping/Styling: Styl.INC: Wedding Stylists & Personal Shoppers | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Plaza Hotel New York | Planning & Design: Premini Events | Floral & Decor: Birch Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Michelle Elise Artistry | Catering: Chef Gaurav Anand | DJ: DJ USA | Bridal Fashion Sangeet: Varun Bahl | Bridal Fashion Wedding: Taneira | Bridal Fashion Reception: Manish Malhotra | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Weddings | Photography: Divinemethod Photography


Whippany, NJ Indian Wedding by Aesthetic Vision

I have the pleasure of introducing an absolute vision of love thanks to the amazing images shared by Aesthetic Vision! Avani and Jay are today's lucky couple who celebrated their union having a series of big days. The celebrated wedding expert Tum Hi Ho Events planned and brought to life the events before they exchanged vows which are all narrated through the fabulous images we are about to unveil! An auspicious mehndi ceremony decorated the arms of our lovely bride and was followed by a joyous and well-attended Garba night. I particularly love the couple's bright and vivid outfits that were perfect to stand out among the crowd. Maharani Avani's ruby color lehenga skirt featured beautiful dandiya dancers and her floral low bun created by Style by Susmita was perfect for a revelry event while Jay's super-stylish and traditional outfit truly made a statement! Peruse our Video Blog and watch the fascinating highlight video created by the genius filmmakers of Studio Nine Photography + Cinema and head to the gallery for more fabulous pin-worthy ideas!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Jay proposed on our 6 year anniversary, 4/21/2017. He planned an entire day full of surprises! He involved my managers and work and planned on getting me out of work early. He sent a limo to pick me up and had flowers and a letter waiting for me. He had the limo drive us to our first date spot, Acquista Trattoria, in Queens, NY. My two best friends were waiting for me there with my second clue! He then had the limo drive us to our college campus, where we met! He had my cousin waiting there for me with different outfits and shoes to choose from. We quickly got ready and hit the road again! We drove through the city, stopping off at Pellegrino's Italian Restaurant in Little Italy, where we celebrated our first Valentine's Day. We picked up a few more of my cousins who had the final clue! The limo drove us to my dream proposal, right under the Brooklyn Bridge! As I got out of the limo, my heart was racing, knowing the man of my dreams was waiting for me. I started walking towards him, with the biggest smile on my face. He had the cutest little picnic set up, with some champagne, cheese, and crackers, and chocolate covered strawberries. He had pictures of us set up with wooden blocks of our initials. It was the sweetest little setup! He sat me down, and asked how my day was (knowing exactly how it was since he planned the whole thing!) He soon got into talking about a lot of things I don't really remember because I was just SO excited! What I do remember are his last words, "Avani, will you marry me?" as he was holding the most beautiful ring ever! I said the quickest YES of my life and gave him the biggest hug and kiss! Before I know it, all of our siblings, cousins, and closest friends came running out and surprised me! We took some pictures, and later met up with our parents for dinner. After dinner, Jay had rented out an Airbnb which was full of ALL of our friends and family! We celebrated all night and had the best time! At the end of it all, I was FINALLY engaged to the man of my dreams, and it was the proposal I had always wanted! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For as long as I can remember, I always saved pictures of different outfits for whenever I got married. I knew I wanted to be a traditional bride, wearing lots of red. When I went shopping for my lengha, we went straight to Sabyasachi, in Mumbai. I fell in love with everything. As I tried different lenghas on, I felt my self drawing back to the first one I had tried! It was a beautiful shade of red, with very detailed work. The skirt had intricate blush flowers on it and it came with 2 different dupatta options: red or blush pink. I thought I wanted two different dupattas, one red and one blush, but when I was trying them on the all red look just swept me off my feet! I couldn't stop staring at the lengha. It was the first place we had gone, so my mom and I decided that we would look around and see what else there was and then come back if we didn't find anything that made me feel as good as that lengha did. Every shop I went into after that, I kept comparing it to the Sabyasachi lengha. I knew after 2 shops that my heart and mind were with the first one. A few days later we made our way back to Sabyasachi and said YES to the lengha! It was the most beautiful lengha! I couldn't have found something more perfect for me! 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My favorite parts of wedding planning we definitely picking out our menu and decor. AND WEDDING SHOPPING!I loved trying so many different foods! Rasoi was the best! We had a strictly no onion, no garlic menu and they catered to our every need! The food at the food tasting was phenomenal, and the exact same food is what our guest ate during all the wedding events! I also loved picking out our decor. Sharda at Elegant Affairs showed up the most magical mandap and we fell in love. I had saved so many pictures of what I thought I wanted but she showed us so many more pictures and we created the perfect mandap for us to take our pheras in! And the centerpieces she chose for us, blew our minds away! Beautiful cherry blossoms trees, Florals pieces, and candles and petals! She tied all the tables together by incorporating florals and candles. It was stunning! But how could I forget the wedding shopping! Getting dolled up every day and trying on new outfits and jewelry was SO MUCH FUN! It gets a little stressful at times but overall the whole experience was so great! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Aside from watching Jay and I get married and celebrating with us, our guest loved three things in particular! 1) they all loved the food provided by Rasoi! They had so much fun during cocktail hours since we had so many different stations up! 2) they loved the organization and execution! We got SO MANY compliments on how smoothly a 1000 person wedding went! and we have none other than Tum Hi Ho Events to thank for that! They really put their all into our wedding day and it couldn't have gone better! 3) music!! MVPDJs absolutely ROCKED the night. Jay only had one request during wedding planning and that was to have a concert at our reception! and MVPDJs, especially JRK definitely delivered on that request! They provided us with CO2 cannons and amazing music! the crowd was on the dance floor till past midnight, and so many of them forgot about dinner because they couldn't get themselves off the dance floor! Our lighting company also provided us with a laser show, so my husband's dream of a concert at our reception definitely came true! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom for Brides-to-be would be to just enjoy the process, and take it all in! It's the same advice other brides gave me, and it was the best advice! I miss every bit of wedding planning and the wedding week and I would do anything to go back! It passes by in the blink of an eye, so don't stress the little things as the big day comes closer. Just enjoy it, have so much fun, and remember what it's really about, marrying the love of your life and starting the most beautiful journey together. 

Don't go too far, you are going to love the portraits we have coming up next!
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Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Planning & Design: Tum Hi Ho Events | Cinematography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Venues: Hanover Marriott | Photography: Aesthetic Vision | Bride's Hair & Makeup: Style by Susmita | Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Archita | DJ: MVP DJs | Lighting: C&C Events | Rentals: Alan Party & Tent Rentals | Dancefloor: Bombshell | Catering: Rasoi


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