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San Antonio, TX Indian Wedding by Sameer Soorma Studios

Loads of fun, charming love, and kaleidoscopic hues! Altogether in the first event of Sheetal and Mukesh! Sameer Soorma Studios gives us a beautiful glimpse inside their wedding journey, a gorgeous soiree expertly planned by The One Event! The dedicated planning firm organized a night of neon lights and traditions for the lovely Sheetal to have her arms and feet festooned with an elaborate henna design for her upcoming nuptials. She went for an equally multicolor outfit that she finished off with a fabulous hairstyle and bold and striking makeup courtesy of Red Lotus Artistry. The couple commissioned the decor to Divine Decor of Dallas who created the dazzling symphony of colors that reigned during the night. The drapery, the props, all blended in perfectly to create a beautiful modern festival that celebrates the love of this lovely pair! Check out the full gallery for more of their unique wedding mehndi night!

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Photography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Hair & Makeup: Red Lotus Artistry | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk | Planning & Design: The One Event | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Catering: Laxmi Farsan | DJ: Desi Junction DJs | Cinematography: Epique Cinema | Live Music: Anis Chandani- Flutist


Jamaica, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

The big time has come for Christina and Scott to have their dream wedding ceremony at the beautiful Prem Bhakti Mandir! Studio KSD takes us through the solemn rites and traditions that started with a big loud wedding procession led by an army of dhol drummers and Raja Scott, and continued with the big arrival of Maharani Christina carried like a princess in a beautifully embellished Palankin! House of Dipali’s team of designers created a masterpiece following the couple’s vision, decorating the temple with a royal mandap and a stunning aisle of Lord Ganesh deities! After the bride and groom recited their long-awaited "I do’s", the ceremony ended in a spectacular way, the dashing duo danced during their big exit and got everyone in the party mood and made this ceremony extra special! Relive every detail of this fusion affair in the full gallery by Studio KSD!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had been together for over 5 years, and my 30th birthday was approaching. My family planned a 30th birthday party for me and was scheming with Scott on his proposal. On the night of my party, my mom called Scott to the podium to make a speech and also welcomed him into the family. Even though she technically "blew the surprise", I didn't realize what she was saying. I just thought it was just strange that she would welcome him into the family when he wasn't part of the family! All eyes on Scott, he made a beautiful speech about me and our relationship and then recited a poem that he wrote. His poem had lots of foreshadowing about spending our lives together and all things wedding-related. Lots of thoughts went through my head as he spoke with passion--could this be it? was he going to propose? it this actually happening? Scott then walked in front of me, I hear my family and friends gasping, and he drops down on one knee. I was in shock and still not sure if I officially said "yes" but I was happier than ever. We were approached by family and friends and my 30th birthday became an engagement celebration!
 
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 essentially project planned my wedding, ensuring that I had a start and end dates assigned to tasks as well as a way to track progress/take notes on next steps (let's just say I've project planned a few system implementations in my professional life). This was really helpful for keeping me and Scott on track as to what we needed to accomplish in a reasonable timeframe and my project plan also made sure that I had just enough on my plate without being too overwhelmed.  My experience with the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY was phenomenal. Sandro was great to work with, he made wedding planning seamless and helped me to understand what I wanted and set a vision with expectations for my wedding day. His staff at the Surf Club was amazing and ensured my special day was as perfect as possible. The food at the Surf Club was beyond superb and I would absolutely hold another event there in the future.  My makeup artist, Usha (@ushamakeup) was spectacular! She worked with me to pick out looks that I liked and spent time understanding my makeup needs. I don't wear makeup often and she did such a great job giving me a natural, soft look. I had complete faith and trust in her! She explained different types of looks and demonstrated them on my face to see how I wanted to flex my style on my wedding day. She was a true professional in understanding my needs and customizing my look to exactly what I wanted. I remember looking in the mirror and being amazed at how she glammed me up on my wedding day! I am still enamored! My photographer/cinematographer was Studio KSD (@studioKSD), and it was such a pleasure working with Tina and her staff. It's really important to have a photographer that you trust, and Tina quickly gained my trust from our first encounter.  I knew she was passionate about her work and it definitely showed.  She worked diligently with Scott and me to learn styles/preferences and the types of poses we liked.  As a result, our photos and video came out natural, showed true emotions and was overall perfect!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of wedding planning was going to dance lessons for our choreographed first dance! We combined three songs that had different styles, and each song had sentimental value to both of us.  We signed up for 10 lessons with NY Wedding Dance (http://www.nyweddingdance.com), not realizing how much work had to go into this moment. I truly believe each dance lesson brought Scott and me closer together and was such a huge relief during all the stressful wedding planning. To ensure we were progressing, we met up during lunch breaks at Madison Square Park to practice dancing for 10 minutes before heading back to work. We knew we were getting better when there were crowds of people staring at us and videotaping us on our phones. NY Wedding Dance was great at crafting a dance that was aligned with our skills and personality.  Dance classes made wedding planning extra fun!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests raved about how they had a great time at my wedding, saying how our families were welcoming, loving, and most importantly, knew how to party! They particularly loved the seating cards which served as a dual seating card and gift. I bought multi-color hand painted elephants and attached a seating card to each elephant's trunk. The signage indicated: Welcome to our beginning. An elephant never forgets, so take one, and go where your card directs. My guests loved this idea, thought it was especially unique, and cherished their elephants!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There's going to be a lot happening on your wedding day but try your best not to sweat the small stuff and enjoy your day to the fullest. You've done all the planning you can possibly do for your special day, and if something goes wrong, then don't worry about it (assign someone else to deal with it!). Keep smiling and remember, this day is about you and your loved one!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Fun fact, Scott and I decided to merge our last names for love and equality. His last name was Wiedemeier and mine was Baksh - our new last name is Wiedebaksh!
 
The reception celebration is right around the corner
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Photography: Studio KSD | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Ceremony Venue: Prem Bhakti Mandir | Reception Venue: The Surf Club on the Sound | Hair & Makeup: Usha Makeup | DJ: DJ Echo


Jamaica, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Happy Valentine's day! Love is in the air and we’ve prepared an amazing Indian fusion wedding imagery by Studio KSD! The talented team brings a personal approach to the nuptials of Christina and Scott, which were filled to the brim with love, culture and fascinating moments! We start with a quick look at Maharani Christina’s getting ready and prepared by the glam squad of Usha Makeup who created a shimmery makeup look! Our bride-to-be looked fabulous in an exquisite embroidered lehenga choli set and a transparent golden dupatta that glowed as much as her shiny Kundan jewelry set! The man of her dreams, Scott, was also camera ready in a traditional Sherwani suit he completed with a deep red velvet scarf and turban. I’m a huge fan of first looks, and these cute lovebirds had an incredibly sweet big reveal outdoors that is absolutely magical. Find the first look photo shoot of today’s couple in our full gallery!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had been together for over 5 years, and my 30th birthday was approaching. My family planned a 30th birthday party for me and was scheming with Scott on his proposal. On the night of my party, my mom called Scott to the podium to make a speech and also welcomed him into the family. Even though she technically "blew the surprise", I didn't realize what she was saying. I just thought it was just strange that she would welcome him into the family when he wasn't part of the family! All eyes on Scott, he made a beautiful speech about me and our relationship and then recited a poem that he wrote. His poem had lots of foreshadowing about spending our lives together and all things wedding-related. Lots of thoughts went through my head as he spoke with passion--could this be it? was he going to propose? it this actually happening? Scott then walked in front of me, I hear my family and friends gasping, and he drops down on one knee. I was in shock and still not sure if I officially said "yes" but I was happier than ever. We were approached by family and friends and my 30th birthday became an engagement celebration!
 
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 essentially project planned my wedding, ensuring that I had a start and end dates assigned to tasks as well as a way to track progress/take notes on next steps (let's just say I've project planned a few system implementations in my professional life). This was really helpful for keeping me and Scott on track as to what we needed to accomplish in a reasonable timeframe and my project plan also made sure that I had just enough on my plate without being too overwhelmed.  My experience with the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY was phenomenal. Sandro was great to work with, he made wedding planning seamless and helped me to understand what I wanted and set a vision with expectations for my wedding day. His staff at the Surf Club was amazing and ensured my special day was as perfect as possible. The food at the Surf Club was beyond superb and I would absolutely hold another event there in the future.  My makeup artist, Usha (@ushamakeup) was spectacular! She worked with me to pick out looks that I liked and spent time understanding my makeup needs. I don't wear makeup often and she did such a great job giving me a natural, soft look. I had complete faith and trust in her! She explained different types of looks and demonstrated them on my face to see how I wanted to flex my style on my wedding day. She was a true professional in understanding my needs and customizing my look to exactly what I wanted. I remember looking in the mirror and being amazed at how she glammed me up on my wedding day! I am still enamored! My photographer/cinematographer was Studio KSD (@studioKSD), and it was such a pleasure working with Tina and her staff. It's really important to have a photographer that you trust, and Tina quickly gained my trust from our first encounter.  I knew she was passionate about her work and it definitely showed.  She worked diligently with Scott and me to learn styles/preferences and the types of poses we liked.  As a result, our photos and video came out natural, showed true emotions and was overall perfect!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of wedding planning was going to dance lessons for our choreographed first dance! We combined three songs that had different styles, and each song had sentimental value to both of us.  We signed up for 10 lessons with NY Wedding Dance (http://www.nyweddingdance.com), not realizing how much work had to go into this moment. I truly believe each dance lesson brought Scott and me closer together and was such a huge relief during all the stressful wedding planning. To ensure we were progressing, we met up during lunch breaks at Madison Square Park to practice dancing for 10 minutes before heading back to work. We knew we were getting better when there were crowds of people staring at us and videotaping us on our phones. NY Wedding Dance was great at crafting a dance that was aligned with our skills and personality.  Dance classes made wedding planning extra fun!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests raved about how they had a great time at my wedding, saying how our families were welcoming, loving, and most importantly, knew how to party! They particularly loved the seating cards which served as a dual seating card and gift. I bought multi-color hand painted elephants and attached a seating card to each elephant's trunk. The signage indicated: Welcome to our beginning. An elephant never forgets, so take one, and go where your card directs. My guests loved this idea, thought it was especially unique, and cherished their elephants!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There's going to be a lot happening on your wedding day but try your best not to sweat the small stuff and enjoy your day to the fullest. You've done all the planning you can possibly do for your special day, and if something goes wrong, then don't worry about it (assign someone else to deal with it!). Keep smiling and remember, this day is about you and your loved one!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Fun fact, Scott and I decided to merge our last names for love and equality. His last name was Wiedemeier and mine was Baksh - our new last name is Wiedebaksh!
 

See you in our next feature!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Ceremony Venue: Prem Bhakti Mandir | Reception Venue: The Surf Club on the Sound | Hair & Makeup: Usha Makeup | DJ: DJ Echo


Conway, AR South Indian Fusion Wedding by Memories by Jackie

We have arrived at Sarasijhaa and Salman’s beautiful fusion wedding ceremony! The next day our bride and groom had all their loved ones celebrating their love at the Legacy Acres - Arkansas’ sweet wedding chapel. This unique spot helped the expert wedding firm Eminent Planning to create a heavenly setting including big arrays with large bold flowers that really blew my mind! Traditional and classy, Maharani Sarasijhaa was ready to walk down the aisle and made everyone’s head turn with her elegant fuchsia silk saree and mesmerizing floral hairstyle by McKayla at Harrington & Company while her lovely bridal party also flaunted jasmine florals on their hairdos that flawlessly completed their lovely sarees! The beautiful bride was carried out to see her Raja Salman’ baraat that was enlivened by nobody else than DJ Riz Entertainment’s exciting Bollywood music! Memories by Jackie was there to capture all the ceremony action and best moments to remember which you can find in our complete gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
The story of Sal and I started with a ridiculous amount of chemistry —CHEM101 that is.  In the spring of our freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania we bonded (pun intended) over our beginner chemistry class, and not too long afterward, developed a slightly more exciting chemistry together.  After much consideration, we made the decision that religion (Sal is Ismaili and I am Hindu) was too big to overcome and went our separate ways to medical and business school.
 
Sal and I stayed in touch through the years. By coincidence (some would say fate) we ended up in the same cities for my away rotation and his internship.  While our run-ins were infrequent, they kept us connected, and our friendship stood the test of time.
 
According to Sal, “In late 2015, Sarasi and I caught lunch as she was passing through Dallas. 10 years after first meeting her, I had the sudden realization that I knew who I belonged with, and I belonged with her.”
 
Much to my surprise, Sal called me not too long afterward and said he was coming to Seattle “on business.” We had tough conversations but came to the realization that though our religions were different, our morals and goals were the same.  We also came to the conclusion that love should and could not be limited by religion. The rest is history, but we can truly say that our relationship has been built on years of friendship and support.  We were there for each other through exciting and trying times, so it only seemed natural when chemistry once again appeared.  Our relationship has continued to grow and we are unbelievably excited to begin this new journey.
 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Sal and I spent two years in a long distance relationship with him in Dallas and me in Seattle. Both of us value and love our families tremendously, so when we started having conversations about our future, we knew that we wanted our extended families to meet.  We arranged to have our families gather during a weekend in Arkansas.  Little did I know that Sal had more planned. 
 
I was supposed to take a Friday evening flight out of Seattle.  I was on my way home to pick up my suitcase when my attending called and said there was an emergent case going to the operating room.  Though I was not on call, I knew that it was a unique case, so I called Sal and asked him to delay my flight.  He obliged.  Thinking back on it, I can’t believe how calm and supportive he was of my career despite all of his weekend plans and the potential that I wouldn’t make it home in time.
 
The case went well but took some time.  I drove straight to the airport without anything I needed for the weekend and boarded the red-eye flight.
 
I landed in Little Rock the next morning.  My sister drove me to my parents’ house for lunch. When we got to my street, my dad and niece were standing at the corner with a tiger lily (my favorite flower) in their hands.  I got out of the car and saw both our families spread out along the street with flowers in hand.  Each set walked me a little farther down the street telling me how much they loved us and recounting funny and emotional stories.  I literally laughed uncontrollably at some points and cried at others.  My mother was at the front door and led me inside the house where there was a pathway of petals leading to our back porch.  
 
When I stepped out onto the porch, I was greeted by Sal as well as a pianist and violinist playing our favorite song!  Sal proposed and we spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with our families. It’s crazy to think that, had things gone slightly different, I may not have made it to one of the most important weekends in my life!  
 
Video of the proposal: https://vimeo.com/229465502
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Sal and I incorporated a lot of our families’ traditions in our wedding but had the most fun planning the less traditional aspects.  We realized that we would have all of our loved ones in one place for an entire weekend just to celebrate us! This made us think about how amazing it would be if we could spend at least part of the weekend giving back instead of focusing on ourselves.  We decided to add a service/seva event to kick off our wedding.  This was probably the most rewarding part of the weekend.  Our family and friends ended up making 20 prosthetic arms for people around the world who have lost limbs in tragic accidents.  The event couldn’t have been filled with more love. 
 
We also added a twist to a few wedding traditions.  We both love to dance, so instead of waiting at the chapel, I was carried out in a Doli to meet his Baraat and join the dancing! We also came out first at our reception so that we could announce our family and bridal party.  This meant a lot to us because they made the weekend come together.  I think that planning and looking forward to these unique events and moments was what kept wedding planning fun and exciting for us.  
 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Sal and I are different religions. We really wanted to incorporate both our families’ traditions and share them with our friends in a fun-filled and high energy way.  I think our guests enjoyed experiencing all of the unique traditions and seeing them come together.  One of our friends posted on social media that our wedding displayed, “profound respect for one another’s faiths, beautiful decorations, and a couple head over heels in love with one another.  God is too big to fit into one religion, and so is love.” This meant so much to us.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment that most replays in my mind is the very end of our Pithi / Sangeet. As the night drew towards a close, the DJ announced he was playing the last song, and then proceeded to play the most perfect song imaginable -- Marry You by Bruno Mars. It was fitting because while the night was ending, the very next event (the following morning) was our wedding! Sal and I found each other on the dance floor, and just got totally lost in dancing to the song together. The energy we had in those moments, the energy of our friends and family around us as they danced along with us and celebrated the song and our forthcoming marriage, was indescribable. For as long as I live, I cannot imagine having more fun dancing to a song that I had dancing to "Marry You" that night. While the entire weekend was perfect and amazing in so many ways, that moment stands out.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Here's the teaser video from the wedding:

We certainly can’t wait to see all the grandeur of the reception! Follow our next feature!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Photography: Memories by Jackie | Cinematography: Memories by Jackie | Sangeet Venue: Legacy Acres - Arkansas | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Legacy Acres - Arkansas | Planning & Design: Eminent Planning | Floral & Decor: Eminent Planning | Makeup: Kraz4makeup | Hair: McKayla at Harrington & Company | Catering: Star of India Little Rock | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Rangeela Dance Company | Bridal Fashions: Mokshaa | Bridal Jewelry: Sri Raja Rajeshwari Jewellery | Cake & Treats: PattiCakes Bakery | Draping/Styling: Anantha Vijaya Gopal-Desikan | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Regal Cards


Chantilly, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Photographik Studios

Welcome back to another editorial feature, Maharanis! Today an offbeat fusion celebration that introduced us into Meghan and Soor’s wedding story! The lovely duo was photographed by the celebrated photo team of Photographick Studios who produced an inspiring outdoor photo shoot in honor of their Sangeet! The delightful bride and groom looks are entirely adorable! Maharani Meghan’s orange and blue lehenga set is exquisite while her floral hairstyle created by the renowned bridal expert Bhavna’s Henna and Arts exuded radiance and romance. Soor chose a traditional pajama set and finished off the outfit with a traditional long white-off scarf! This fun-filled event was decorated by Shagun Weddings who provided an exclusive bright colorful design décor that created the right party ambiance for the couple’s loved ones to dance away! Get a sneak peek of this vibrant celebration and what’s coming up next in our full gallery

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Stay tuned for a glimpse of ceremony splendor! 

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Floral & Decor: Shagun Weddings | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Hair & Makeup: Bhavna’s Henna and Arts | Event Designer: Shagun Weddings | Ceremony Venue: The Bellevue Conference & Event Center | Reception Venue: The Bellevue Conference & Event Center | Catering: Rupa Vira Catering Services


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