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Sydney, Australia Indian Fusion Wedding by Alan Khan Photography

Hello, ladies! Get ready to enjoy Priyanka & Sulabh's fusion wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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Hair & Makeup: Apoorva Bridal | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Miramare Gardens | Floral & Decor: Decore Shaan by Neeta Tanna | Catering: Urban Tadka | Cinematography: Alan Khan Photography | Event Designer: Decore Shaan by Neeta Tanna | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Hura | Transportation: Sydney Parminder Taxi | Photography: Alan Khan Photography


Newport Beach, CA Stylized Shoot by OANA FOTO

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We know that summer is one of the most romantic seasons to get married: the earliest sunrises and latest sunsets combined with the warm and suiting weather, what else can you need! However, if you want to take your wedding celebration to the next level, wait no more and get ready to enjoy today's incredible stylized shoot thoroughly orchestrated by Sugar Branch Events and beautifully immortalized by the talented crew from OANA FOTO. Believe us; this is one feature you don't want to miss as it overflows with inspiring ideas for you to plan that enchanting wedding bash you have always imagined! If you want to take advantage of the natural environment that summer has to offer and taking into account 2020's social distancing rules, Gondola Adventures thought outside the box and now offers minimonies, micro weddings, elopements, and vow renewals at sea on a gondola. If that doesn't say romance, few things will! And if you combine this romantic setting with a minimalist but striking floral decor like the one Kat's Creations Floral Design prepared for this photoshoot, you have yourself a dreamy atmosphere seemed to be taken out from a fairy tale! You will have a charming and captivating wedding ceremony for you and your Raja to join your lives forever! Doesn't this sound like a great way to start your everlasting love story? And if you want to look like a princess, make sure to trust your makeup and hairstyle needs to Makeup by Maryam and Stacey Alyson Artistry. These talented artists will take such good care of you that you don't need to worry about anything; they will praise your innate beauty making your look flawless! If you love these ideas, don't miss today's full gallery! It packs tons of charm and inspiring shots that you don't want to miss, so make sure to have your notebook handy.

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That is all for today, darlings! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.

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Venue: Gondola Adventures | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Sugar Branch Events | Floral & Decor: Kat’s Creations Floral Design | Catering: Picnic Artisanal Grazing | Cake & Treats: Sam Samm Custom Cares | Cinematography: COG Cinemas | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Abbijo Designs | Live Music: Two Towns Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Unrivaled Henna | Tuxedos: Friar Tux | Makeup: Makeup by Maryam | Hair: Stacey Alyson Artistry | Photography: OANA FOTO


Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Texpertz Photography

Good morning, beauty queens! We are right in the middle of this week, and what better way to start this Wednesday than taking a look at all the beauty surrounding Mehreen & Hussain's real-life fairytale. So, let's not wait any longer and jump right into it! Right from the start, we have to say that today's wedding affair packs tons of beauty, love, and traditional flair, so you can imagine how thrilled we were when we laid our eyes into the magnificent shots captured by Texpertz Photography. From all pre-wedding events, including a colorful Mehndi celebrated at the Crystal Banquet Hall, to the closing gala, everything was perfect! One of the most anticipated moments was the magical wedding ceremony hosted inside the halls of the Marriott Grapevine. Still, what we loved the most was the enchanting reception party that bring the wedding festivities to an end. The interiors of the reception venue, completely transformed into a mesmerizing backdrop filled with elegance and traditional flair thanks to the marvelous decor put together by none other than the talented team from Events by Faiza. They took our lovebirds' vision of a dream wedding and made it a dream come true. Although the decor was something to die for, it was our gorgeous Maharani Mehreen who stole the show after being pampered by Sarah Aasif Artistry. The exquisite makeup and the classy hairstyle praised this Maharani's natural beauty and complemented to perfection with the artistic Mehndi design by Samira's Henna Designs! Hands down, a fabulous look that exceeded all expectations! Going back to the party, all we have to say is that it was an epic one! And how could it not be if it was entirely animated by DJ RubyRu, who owned the stage and played the hits of the moment that set the dancefloor on fire! All guests danced the night away, and the only time the dancing stopped was to take a bite at the sweet and mouth-melting cake baked by C. Marie's Sweets! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple and want to take a closer look at their fabulous celebration of love, don't miss the jaw-dropping gallery captured that we have prepared for you. Every single shot is an absolute visual delight that you don't want to miss, so go check them all out. We are sure you will love them!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We were introduced through a mutual friend and hit it off instantly during our first brunch date at Saint Ann's in Dallas. Like they say, "When you know, you know!"
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Being a huge macaron lover, I was told to doll up as we were going to a macaron baking class along with a fancy dinner for date night. We reached an abandoned location known as Off the Grid and made our way inside. I was confused, but with each step, I noticed roses and candles and that's when I pieced it all together. Once we reached the roof, his sweet friends surprised us. I was in shock from not only seeing them, but from seeing the beautiful Dallas skyline. I, then turned to Hussain and noticed he was on one knee and well, *cue water works* - you know what happens next!
 
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 managed to plan and coordinate every single thing with the help of our family and friends. Though it was stress inducing and time consuming, we wanted to relish in the experience of wedding planning. And when it all came together, we were that much happier!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Considering our culture has multiple events, I knew I wanted a different color palette for each one. For the wedding, I kept it traditional, but different. I wanted a three-tone outfit as that's what was said to be "in." My hot pink kameez, blood-red gharara, and maroon dupatta gave me just what I wanted - shoutout to Annus Abrar!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Coming to an agreement on venues, outfits, the cake, all of it!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests were blown away! From the decor to the cake to the food to the timely manner of the each event, they were left speechless.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entirety of it was filled with several special moments, but during our first dance was when it all came together. As I was swaying with my husband, I was glancing around and thought "this is it!"
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take it easy! Make a list and strike out one item at a time. It always come together in the end!!!
 

Have an awesome rest of the day, ladies! And don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new inspiring story, we are more than ready to amaze you!

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Floral & Decor: Events by Faiza | Mehndi Artists: Samira's Henna Designs | Mehndi Venue: Crystal Banquet Hall | Ceremony Venue: Marriott Grapevine | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Aasif Artistry | DJ: DJ RubyRu | Cake & Treats: C. Marie's Sweets | Cinematography: Texpertz Photography | Photography: Texpertz Photography


Wilmington, DE Indian Fusion Wedding by Maria DeForrest Photography

Happy Monday, darlings! We missed you so much during the weekend, and we were dying to share a lovely new story with you. And what better way to start this new week than taking a look at a charming fusion wedding. If you've been following us for quite a while, you already know that Indian fusion weddings have something special that makes our heart melt with tenderness and joy; and Krupa & Matthew's big wedding affair is no exception! So get ready to have a good time because today's featured wedding packs all the things we love, and so much more! We're starting this journey by joining this sweet and lovely couple at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, the venue of choice to host all wedding activities. To make her dream wedding come to life, our beautiful Maharani Krupa planned every detail of this long-awaited day, and the result was amazingly beyond her expectations! The perfect planning, combined with the heavenly decor in soft-colored hues designed by Nirali Decor, created a soothing environment for Krupa & Matthew to tie the knot in the company of their family and closest friends. Our lovebirds looked ravishing together in their matching attire. Still, it was our beautiful Maharani who stole the show! She said "I do" looking like a princess, dressed in a fashionable, yet traditional lengha designed by AsoPalav after being fully glamorized by Payal Patel. And we cannot stress how much we love every bit of her elegant and glamorous look. It is both bewitching and inspiring! After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate this life milestone with a spectacular reception party. All guests danced the night away to the beats of Volcanik Entertainment and tasted the delicious culinary experience prepared by Moghul. And let's not forget about the sweet treats from Federal Donuts, who designed a 5-story donut cake. Simply amazing! Hands down, this was the dream wedding Krupa & Matthew always wanted, and this could not have been possible without DiSalvo Events, who coordinated every segment of the big day down to the smallest detail. So big kudos to them! For more amazing shots of this enchanting wedding celebration, don't miss the awesome photos captured by Maria DeForrest Photography. We've compiled them all in today's full gallery, so make sure to check it out! 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"?
Matt and I met out in Philadelphia one night 9+ years ago! We were both out with friends and happened to hit it off. Right after we met, he moved to Washington D.C. and we were long distance for 6 years. We both knew early on that this was something special and worth making the 3 hour drive to see each other every weekend.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had rented a beach house in Cape May with a large group of friends. I had a feeling it may be coming that weekend but the whole weekend went by and  no proposal! I was ready to go home on Sunday afternoon when he wanted to take a walk before we left. As we walked along Congress Hall, noticed one of his friends hiding around the corner and suddenly I realized Matt's hand was shaking in my own. I knew this was the moment, and realized i was holding a PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE! I proceeded to throw it to the side (don't worry I picked it up afterwards) and braced myself for the moment. He got down on one knee and asked the question 7 years in the making.
 
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.
The whole process kind of came together rather quickly. The venue was the first on the list, trying to find a place that would fit our 300 guests for multiple days and not break the bank. The Chase Center on the Riverfront was actually not far from where I work, which is why it made the list of places to check out. Once we visited we were sold not only on the hospitality of the event coordinators but the blank canvas it presented us. All of our vendors were phenomenal to work with and were familiar with the venue. This ended up being a huge plus for us, when all the vendors have been to the venue before and know how best to set up your events.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I really wanted a white lengha and I went to India with that thought in mind. I made the journey to Asopalav, like so many brides before me about 5 hours after I landed that morning. While sharing my version with the associate in the store, letting them know I was looking for an all white lengha. You could hear my mom in the background saying "why not one with a red dupatta or a little red in the outfit?". I figured this may be a future battle I would have to fight but when I tried on the first outfit (the one I ended up picking) I knew it was the one. Of course this is India, I did not travel 21+ hours to buy the first outfit I tried on. We persuaded them to hold it for us until the end of the day and went to try on outfits elsewhere. By the end of the day even my mom agreed it was perfect.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My favorite part was the outfits! It was especially fun buying outfits for my husbands family.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the biggest hit of the wedding was the venue! The Chase Center was so large and accommodating that it allowed us to have each event in a different room and not have our guests feel cramped or lacking in space. The hotel attached was an added bonus for a November wedding. It allowed guests to move between locations without having to venture outside.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Its funny but for me it was the Baraat (and I wasn't even there)! I loved seeing all the pictures from procession and and Matt was so surprised when the mascot came out. My family also did a great job showing his friends and family how to have a great time at the Baraat!
 
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 Sangeet was probably my favorite event overall. We wanted to have a fun welcome party vibe during the traditional event, no stage just high tops and plenty of food and drinks for the guests. It was so amazing to see the families interacting so freely. From learning how to garba or play raas to his family surprising everyone with a performance. It really set the stage for the rest of the weekend.
 
One of my other favorite things I did was plan mini meals for the immediate family. Before the sangeet we had private room where we could sample all of the dishes of the night. This was a great opportunity not only for us but our siblings and parents to relax and more importantly eat! We could spend the rest of the night mingling and enjoying the event.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Its hard to say dont stress. You will stress, especially if you go the traditional wedding route (there are too many people and events not too). But know that at the end of the day everyone is there for you and your husband. Try to sneak moments for the two of you to just take it all in.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We actually had a donut cake from a Philly favorite donut spot. It was such a hit! They arranged it on tiered platform to look like a cake and even had a donut tasting for us beforehand. We actually only had a couple of donuts left that night.
 
All of our personal flowers were done at a local grocery store (Wegmans). It was a great way for us to save some money and we were able to order bulk flowers from them and Costco for the various events.

What a great way to start the week, isn't it ladies? Don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new story!
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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Venue: Chase Center on the Riverfront | Planning & Design: Krupa Desai | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Payal Patel | Catering: Moghul | Bridal Fashions: AsoPalav | Cake & Treats: Federal Donuts | Cinematography: Trabbland | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Payal Patel | Villanova Mascot: Villanova University | Day Coordinator: DiSalvo Events | Photography: Maria DeForrest Photography


Dearborn, MI Pakistani Wedding by Ayesha Khan Photography

Happy Thursday, Maharanis! Today's celebration of love is not just elegant but truly faithful to traditional Pakistani weddings, and we are sure you are going to love it. So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy Yousra & Adeel's big wedding bash! Being this a life-changing event, it is no surprise that this young couple wanted to immortalize all the moments surrounding it. That is why they decided to bring Ayesha Khan Photography on board, who snapped shots from every angle and created the spectacular gallery that we are sharing with you today. But that is not all! Yousra & Adeel also called New Signature Films, who produced a cinematographic delight that we can't stop seeing! It was so amazing that we couldn't help to feature it in today's Video Blog, so you might want to check it out as well! The wedding festivities started with a Mehndi ceremony hosted at the Golden Gate Banquet Hall, and we adored every moment of it. The colorfulness and the merriment of this opening ceremony became perfect preambles for what was coming down the road. And "What was coming down the road?" you might be wondering. Well, Yousra & Adeel had a beautiful Shadi at the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor, where they profess their love and commitment to each other. A fabulous Walima followed this solemn ceremony, and oh boy, we loved every bit of it. The halls of the Bellagio Banquet & Conference Center transformed into a cornucopia of elegance and traditional flair thanks to the fantastic decor crafted by Yasmeena Floral. There was so much beauty all over the place, but nothing quite as mesmerizing as our gorgeous Maharani, who looked breathtaking dressed in a fashionable lengha from Naz Fashion Bug, after being glamorized by Hair and Makeup by Aliaa. And let's not forget about the dazzling pieces of jewelry she got from Precious by Maira and Simmy Designs, and the artistic Mehndi designed by Zainab's Mehndi. It was all a winning combination resulting in a drop-dead gorgeous look! When dinner time arrived, all guests enjoyed the delicious plates prepared by Kazi Catering, right before having a bite at the mouth-melting cake baked by Petite Sweets Detroit. In between all the dancing, the delicious food, and emotional speeches, the night got to an end. But the end of the night was only the beginning of Yousra & Adeel's love story!

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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 planned my wedding in a short-period of time (6 months.) So when I was planning I had to move quickly, I had been following my wedding vendors on instagram for sometime and as soon as a date was set I started getting quotes and finagling everything as quick as I could.
 
My wedding planning experience was overall very fun and hectic. I planned my wedding in under 6 months, after realizing the venue we had chosen only had that date, and nothing else for the next year or so! I had a great support system helping me plan. My vendors were amazing!! Especially my photographer & videographer. I had been following Ayesha on Instagram for a while and contacted her immediately after setting a date. Finding my videographer was a little harder, I was a little hesitant at first because he wasn’t “known” in the desi community but he did such an amazing job!!
 
Planning the decor was fun but a lot didn’t go in we plan. I fell in love with my stage after seeing it at another wedding on Instagram once so I insisted on using the same florist that did the same stage, but the experience was not as good as she missed many details we had gone over. Looking back she was the only vendor I wouldn’t recommend.
 
My hair & makeup were done by the same vendor! She was so nice and sweet. I had gone to her for a trial, my bridal shower makeup, & mehndi makeup as well. This was a great decision because by my wedding she was comfortable with my face and knew what worked for me and what didnt!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had a wedding dress disaster!!! I ordered a dress from Pakistan originally,  but when it arrived it wasn’t what was advertised. So me and my mom got in a car the next day and drove to canada to find a dress. I went to a few stores, but I bought the dress that I first tried on. I loved the unique color, and the detailing.
 
My whole life I had planned that I would go to Pakistan to go dress shopping, but with the little amount of time that I had and because of budget restrictions, I chose to order my dress online. BIG MISTAKEEEEE. It was not what I expected, and after seeing it I knew I couldn’t wear it. Two days later me and my mom drove to Canada to visit bridal boutiques. That’s where I found my dress, it was the first dress I tried on. I always wanted to wear maroon, but once I saw my cranberry dress, I fell in love.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
For me the process of planning out the small details was the funnest!! I loved scrolling through my Pinterest/IG feed looking at everyone else’s wedding.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our dessert table! It was so nicely put together & not to mention gorgeous. Our vendor mixed traditional desi desserts onto the table and I loved it! We also had a fresh jalebi maker in the kitchen!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A really special moment for me was when my mom was helping me get ready! I loved hearing our siblings speeches.
 
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.
My Mehndi was super colorful and fun! I ordered the dance floor cover from Pakistan, and loved all the color and detail on it. I made the canopy I walked in under, and I made the Shai Supari Wall For our Mehndi, me and my Husband learned our dance in the car after our photoshoot!!! We probably looked like idiots in front of everyone but we had fun.  Me, my mom, my dad built our shahi supari backdrop as well as the canopy I walked in under.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don’t stress & don’t over think it. Everything will work out. No ones even going to notice the small things you think are important. The venue completely messed up on my choice of linens and I didn’t even realize until I was looking at my wedding pictures. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Everything turned out great!!! My mehndi was done by a local mehndi artist!! A fun fact is she was the first person other than my mom to ever do my mehndi.
 
My jewelry was mix and matched between a local jewelry vendor and a vendor from Canada.
 
My cake was gorgeous & I loved it so much. I’m glad I decided to showcase it on my wedding stage.

What a fabulous wedding celebration, isn't it ladies? Remember that we have new stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!
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Mehndi Venue: Golden Gate Banquet Hall | Ceremony Venue: Islamic Center of Ann Arbor | Reception Venue: Bellagio Banquet & Conference Center | Floral & Decor: Yasmeena Floral | Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Aliaa | Catering: Kazi Catering | Bridal Fashion: Naz Fashion Bug | Bridal Jewelry: Precious by Maira | Bridal Jewelry: Simmy Designs | Cake & Treats: Petite Sweets Detroit | Cinematography: New Signature Films | Mehndi Artist: Zainab's Mehndi | Photography: Ayesha Khan Photography


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