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Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Hello, beauty queens! We are wrapping up Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities by taking a look at their reception party held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, through the lens of Shan Photography. As it could not be otherwise, this reception party characterized by the elegance and traditional flair of our lovely couple. Sequinze (Vadodara) made Sonali looked ravishing for this gala in one of their beautiful attires and rocking dazzling pieces of jewelry from their collection. Meanwhile, Makeup By Karishma took care of her beauty needs with a wavy and elegant hairstyle, very well complemented with nude makeup. Rami's Mandap crafted the decor for this gala, while Singh Innovations and DJ Mixta set the musical mood. Singh Innovations also took care of the lightning for this event. And, we love how the blue and violet hues made everything stand out even more! All the guests had a great time dancing and tasting the plates prepared by Rangoli Indian Cuisine, right before taking a bite at the delicious cake from Boonzaaijer Bakery. Don't forget to visit today's gallery, if you want to relive all the beauty surrounding this event! You're up for a visual treat!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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 wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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.
I have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

That is all for today, ladies! Enjoy the rest of your day, and join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Happy Wednesday, ladies! We can't think of a better way to start the day than taking a look at Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities. So, without further ado, let's jump right into it! The couple’s wedding festivities kicked off with a colorful and vibrant Sangeet held inside the halls of the exclusive Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. And oh, boy, it was beautiful! This festive occasion was a fun-filled night surrounded by multicolored hues and beautiful floral arrangements by Rami's Mandap. Sonali stole all the looks dressed in a gorgeous embroidered lengha by Thakur's Sarees after being glamorized by Makeup By Karishma. The nude makeup and braided hair praised the natural beauty of this lovely Maharani in such a great way that we cannot take our eyes off of her! Ruqia Banu (Chicago) created an artistic Mehndi design for Sonali, adding an extra touch of traditional flair to her already ravishing look! Meanwhile, Shan Photography was there to capture every moment of this colorful Sangeet, and we have compiled all the shots in today's gallery. Go check it out; you are going to love every bit of it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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 wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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.
I have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

The wedding ceremony is coming down the road, ladies!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Sangeet
season
Summer
color
Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Marietta. GA Indian Wedding by Brandon Andrews Photography

Hello, Maharanis! We are wrapping up Rachel & Parth's wedding festivities with an elegant reception party, so get ready to have some fun! Crimson Bleu Events arrived early to transform the halls of the Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center into a magical and romantic setting that everyone loved! Royal Events set the musical mood for this event playing the best Bollywood hits that put everyone on their feet! All the guests had a great time dancing and tasting the delicious plates that Rajbhog of Atlanta prepared for this gala. In between emotional speeches, joy, and lots of love, this night was getting to an end, but not before sharing the delicious naked cake by Zehra's Cupcakery. And we are sure that it was so good, as our mouth is melting just by seeing the pictures of it! We want to make a big shoutout to Brandon Andrews Photography for sharing the fantastic shots they captured not only during this reception but throughout the entire wedding festivities! If you want to enjoy the talent of this photographic studio, head into our gallery. We're sure you are going to love it!

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We hope to see you tomorrow for more! We have something special for you to prepare for the weekend, so make sure to visit us tomorrow! 

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Floral & Decor: Aayojan | Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Photography: Brandon Andrews Photography | Hair & Makeup: Forever Beauty by Manisha | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center | Hair & Makeup: Rachel Rozanski | Catering: Rajbhog of Atlanta | DJ: Royal Events - DJ Vrund and DJ Maulik | Baraat (Horse): Nottingham Horses | Cake & Treats: Zehra's Cupcakery | Photo Booth: Robot Booth


Marietta. GA Indian Wedding by Brandon Andrews Photography

Good morning, dolls! We hope you are ready to have some fun because we are starting hard! We are kicking off Rachel & Parth's wedding festivities with a beautiful outdoor photoshoot leading to a colorful and vibrant Sangeet ceremony. So get ready to enjoy and make sure to have your notebook handy, you might want to write down some inspiring ideas. Before starting with the outdoor photoshoot carried out by Brandon Andrews Photography, our gorgeous Maharani elevated her natural beauty thanks to the talented artists from Forever Beauty by Manisha and Rachel Rozanski. The classy and floral wavy hairstyle combined perfectly with the discreet makeup, creating a dreamy look for Rachel to start the festivities looking breathtaking. After the photoshoot, it was time to continue with the fun-loving Sangeet Ceremony planned and executed by Crimson Bleu Events. And what a fantastic job they did as this was a night to remember! For more insights about this joyful pre-wedding event, don't hesitate to head into our gallery! You are up for a visual treat!

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There's a lot of beauty and inspiration still coming down the road, so make sure to stick around if you don't want to miss any detail. 

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Floral & Decor: Aayojan | Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Photography: Brandon Andrews Photography | Hair & Makeup: Forever Beauty by Manisha | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center | Hair & Makeup: Rachel Rozanski | Catering: Rajbhog of Atlanta | DJ: Royal Events - DJ Vrund and DJ Maulik | Baraat (Horse): Nottingham Horses | Cake & Treats: Zehra's Cupcakery | Photo Booth: Robot Booth


New York, NY Pakistani Wedding by Dhoom Studio Photo & Video

Hello there, ladies! We are back with more insights into Naginah & Petrit's wedding festivities. For this installment, we will be taking a look at a beautiful photo session leading to a Dholki night in which our lovebirds had a lot of fun. The nights in New York City can get chilly, but no matter how cold it gets outside, the love of Naginah & Petrit portrayed in these shots, will warm you up! The masterminds behind this fantastic photoshoot? The talented folks from Dhoom Studio Photo & Video! And they did not only performed a fantastic photoshoot. They took full advantage of this pre-wedding event to capture the most beautiful shots of these two lovebirds before starting their everlasting married life. After the photo session, it was time to continue with this pre-wedding celebration. Ruban Events was in charge of planning and executing every detail of this event, and we have been surprised by the beautiful result. The elegance, the color selection, and the attention to details are impressive! Without any question, this planning team was one of the main responsible for this fantastic event. Naginah & Petrit attended this night elegantly and fashionably embracing a traditional style that made them look like royalty. This night, was a night to remember full of dances, smiles, and emotional speeches that everyone loved! Hands down, this was the best way to prepare for the great event that is right around the corner. If you want to see more pictures of this pre-wedding celebration, do not hesitate to visit our gallery! We have a variety of shots that we are sure you will love!

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The wedding ceremony is coming your way, so make sure to stay close if you don't want to miss it!

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Planning & Design: Ruban Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bryant Park Hotel | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Tamanna | Bridal Fashion (Dress): YSA Makino | Bridal Fashion (Headpiece): Luxe & Lace Bridal Boutique | Photography: Dhoom Studio Photo & Video


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