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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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Duluth, GA Indian Fusion Wedding by Brandon Andrews Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! We are excited to unveil the fantastic wedding reception party that Swathi & Matthew threw to celebrate their marriage! But just before we go, we will join our two lovebirds in a romantic photoshoot carried out by Brandon Andrews Photography! Once again, this talented crew worked their magic to capture the most intimate moments of our lovely couple before starting with their reception party! We love how elegant and fashionable Swathi & Matthew look on every shot. Without any question, this was the perfect way to immortalize this romantic and fun-loving moment! After the photoshoot, the ballroom of the exclusive Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta transformed into a party where everyone had a great time! DJ Ameet Lilani fired up the dance floor with upbeat melodies that put everyone on their feet! And we love how the blue and white hues used to light up the ballroom created the perfect setting to bring the wedding festivities to an end. After having checked this fantastic wedding celebration, we can all agree that all the events were amazing! This love story was a rollercoaster of emotions capable of making you drop a couple of tears while taking your inspiration to levels never experienced before. If you want to relive this journey, don't hesitate to go into our gallery! You are going to love every bit of it!

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Same place, same time tomorrow! Make sure to join us, because we have more inspiring stories for you! 

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Planning & Design: Envi Event Planning | Floral & Decor: Aayojan | Photography: Brandon Andrews Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta | DJ: Ameet Lilani


Pearland, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by Karthik Photography

Hello, beautiful Maharanis! We are delighted to bring you an insight into Indhu & Santosh's reception party hosted at the ballroom of the Meenakshi Temple Pearland. This intimate and harmonious reception party was the best way for our lovely couple to celebrate their marriage, and we are sure that everyone loved it! Every small detail contributed to making this event not just classy but unforgettable. The exceptional decoration that the talented crew from Bellagio Ballroom put together was the perfect complement to set the mood for this special event. Our lovely young couple had a night to remember in the company of their family and friends while dancing to the most vibrant Bollywood hits played by DJ Mr. Anand. The dance floor was on fire, and those who were not dancing was because the delicious plates that Pakwan House prepared for this evening trapped them! Without any question, this was the perfect way to close the wedding events with a flourish! And we want to make a special shoutout to Karthik Photography for sharing the incredible shots captured not only during this event but during the entire wedding festivities! If you can't get enough of Indhu & Santosh's love story, head into our gallery for more! It is worth to be seen!

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We are concluding another fantastic and inspirational story, but we hope to see you tomorrow for more! 

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Meenakshi Temple Pearland | Floral and Decor for Ceremony: KK Decorations | Floral and Decor for Reception: Bellagio Ballroom | Food for Ceremony: Udipi | Food for Reception: Pakwan House | DJ: Mr. Anand | Mehndi Artist: Ruby's Salon and Spa | Photography: Karthik Photography


Chantilly, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Photographick Studios

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We hope you've had a great weekend full of love and inspirational ideas! It feels great to be back with a new love story for you, and we are sure that today's fusion wedding is going to amaze you! So let's check it out together! Sonam & Akshath were so lucky that they didn't just have one wedding ceremony, they had two! And we are kicking off this love journey by taking a look at the first wedding ceremony! This big day started with an elegant and romantic outdoor photoshoot that became the perfect preamble for the opening ceremony that united this lovely young couple in marriage. They both looked flawless and thanks to the folks at Photographick Studios we get to take a peek at this intimate and romantic photo session! Once the photo shoot was over, it was time for these two to tie the knot! And they did it in a beautiful outdoor wedding that captivated every guest thanks to the minimalist yet elegant decor that Yaadein created for this life-changing ceremony. Without any question, this was an ideal and dreamy scenario for Sonam & Akshath to start their journey into their lifetime love story! If you want to take a closer look at this incredible event, don't miss the gallery that we prepared for today! It showcases fantastic and inspiring shots that you are going to love! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Both Akshath and I had just graduated from college in 2014. I moved back home to Northern Virginia after college and Akshath got a job in Northern Virginia...but the two of us did not know each other. It was not until we swiped right, that we got to speak to one another...this was the beginning of our love story. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
This day had been planned for a couple of weeks; little did I know that my plan was extremely different than Akshath’s plan. My brother and sister-in-law had come to town and we had planned on going to a couple of breweries together and doing dinner as a family (that was it).  As our brewery day went on, we arrived at Vanish Farmwoods Brewery. Akshath had gotten up to get a round of drinks, and I, thinking I was being super slick, whispered to my brother and sister-in-law “one of you tell Akshath to propose to me here one day!” Little did I know, that day was happening right now. Akshath came back to the table and told me to grab my drink and come with him. Before I knew it, he was down on one knee! He just knew. 
 
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 knew we had to start off with the venue, once we found the venue it was all go, go, go. We researched many vendors in the area and set up meetings to go over what our vision of the wedding was and what they could do to make that come to life. From the venue, we moved on to the other "big" vendors and continued to check off our checklist. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was particularly lucky enough to be able to select BOTH a wedding dress and a lengha. I went wedding dress shopping with JUST my mother. I figured that the less people the better, I didn't want that many opinions. We had been to one bridal dress store before finding "The Bridal Room" in Tysons, VA. My mother and I went into the store and my mom ran right up to a dress and said, "this is it Sonam, you don't need to try any other dress on!"...I didn't listen to her. I picked out 3 dresses, tried all three on and of course...picked the dress that my mother knew was "the one."
As for my lengha, this story is a bit different. My mom and I went through the wild streets of Chandni Chowk to find my wedding lengha, this was the last outfit on my checklist of wedding outfits. I knew I wanted it to be red because this was probably the only "traditional" aspect to the wedding that I really wanted to keep traditional. We went into one store and after hours of trying on lenghas, we left disappointed but the lengha search continued. Our next stop, Om Prakash Jawahar Lal; this search also took multiple hours but once I tried my lengha on, I knew it was the one!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The food and cake tasting :) Our caterers were just incredible, each and every dish was created to such perfection with amazing presentation and taste. Going to the food tasting opened our eyes to what could be offered and the experience was just great. Who wouldn't love trying all that food!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance, this was our surprise to everyone. When we look back at our first dance our initial reactions are just to sit and cuddle up next to one another and just laugh. Neither of us are "dancers" so to speak, but we were able to tell our love story in a way that no one expected! Our countless hours of practicing paid off!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My main advice for future brides would be, when your wedding week is finally here, just have fun! All your hard work and planning will pay off and there is absolutely no reason to stress. You have worked for months, maybe even years for all of this to come together, the last thing you want to worry about is if your table numbers are printed. Enjoy each and every moment with your friends, family and your new husband  
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Thank you to all our AMAZING vendors, our weekend could not have been more perfect without you all! From day one until the day of, working with the management and event planners at the Westfields Marriott to accommodate all of our needs, Yaadein Weddings for making all my crazy visions come to life, Elite Entertainment (DJ Binda and DJ Babz) for making each and every event more hype than the last one, Pearl's Event and Co. for day-of coordination to make sure everything went smoothly, Bhavna's Henna for her amazing artwork and being able to put up with me for 8+ hours, Sarah Rillon for KILLING all of my looks, Liberty Baking for TWO of the most prettiest/most delicious cakes, Moghul Caterers who STILL have people telling us that the food at our wedding was the best food they have ever had, and lastly, Sunny and the ENTIRE Photographick team for capturing each and every moment so that we never forget our amazing week. We thank all of you for making our dream wedding come to life!
 

Don't go too far if you don't want to miss the second wedding ceremony! 

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Venues: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Planning & Design: Pearls & Events | Floral & Decor: Yaadein | DJ: Elite Entertainment LLC


Seattle, WA Indian Wedding by Jerome Tso Photography

Happy Wednesday, Maharanis! If you were looking for colorful and inspirational ideas, you don't have to look anymore! Sonu & Akhil's two-day wedding celebration will give all you are looking for and a bit more! So, get your notebook and get yourself ready to enjoy this celebration of love! For this first installment, we will be joining our lovely couple in a beautiful photoshoot leading to a Sangeet ceremony. This sweet and fun-loving photoshoot carried out by the talented crew from Jerome Tso Photography captured the most lovely moments of this couple before having fun at the vibrant and colorful Sangeet ceremony held at the W Hotel Seattle. Whether if it is at an outdoor location surrounded by nature or at the halls of an exclusive and contemporary venue, the love of this young couple steals the scene! After the photoshoot was over, Sonu & Akhil were ready to move on with the Sangeet Ceremony! And my God, it was beautiful! This pre-wedding event caught our attention since the moment we took a glance at it! The incredible decoration that Universal Decor put together for this event, combined with the vivid and multicolored floral arrangements that Nalini's Flowers and Decor created for this ceremony, is fantastic! We were captivated and surprised by some much color and joy surrounding this event that we still can't get over it! If you want to take a closer look at this Sangeet Ceremony, head into our gallery for more!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nowadays, online dating is the way most people meet. But, that’s not how we met. We took the more traditional route...paper dating (aka biodatas). His biodata was sent through a family friend. Little did I know, this would be the beginning of our love story. We slowly got to know each other via text and FaceTime, which our first FaceTime session lasted 6 hours! He was easy to talk to and we surprisingly had a lot in common (down to carrot cake being our favorite!). It was then, I knew he was a keeper! 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
My groom, been born and raised on an island, we knew our engagement would take place at his home island, Saint Croix. Only after a short 6 months, we fell in love and took the dive into getting engaged. My entire family flew down to the US Virgin Islands to celebrate our engagement. Everyone knew about his proposal plans...except for me, of course. All this time, I thought the engagement ceremony would be his proposal. I was wrong. He proposed in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, next to Buck Island. With only crystal clear water surrounding us, he got down on one knee. He was smart...even if I had said “no”, I would have nowhere to go. Lucky for him, I said “yes”. 
 
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.
Our wedding took place in Seattle, WA. And lucky for me, my husband and I did everything together. Venue hunting was probably the most difficult task during the wedding planning process. A lot of the vendors we chose were recommendations from family and friends. Also, social media played a huge part in vendor hunting. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I’m thankful for my mom, she spent hours around Mumbai shopping for my bridal clothing. That also included being woken up at 2-3am for 2 weeks to pick out clothes through WhatsApp video. I knew I wanted to wear something traditional for the wedding (red and white). And for my Sangeet, my husband and I decided to wear similar colors and that worked out perfectly. And for my reception, I wanted to wear something more western so I went with a formal gown. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
One of the best parts about wedding planning was definitely all the hours we put into dance practice for the Sangeet. This brought all the immediate and extended family together to be part of the planning process and it was absolute joy! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We were so happy that everyone loved everything the vendors provided eg. the decorations, food, music, our photographer/videographer, and florist. We had a lot of family flying in from all over the country and even from India. Everyone had a blast during our Sangeet, as in literally everyone was on the dance floor for hours! 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When I walked down the aisle to the mandap was my special moment. Seeing my future husband standing there waiting for me, all teary-eyed, made everything worth it. 
 
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.
We absolutely loved our decor for Sangeet and the reception. For the Sangeet, we went more towards Rajasthani style. Very vibrant colors, colorful camels as centerpieces on the tables, bright draping and beautiful Rajasthani umbrellas all around (the best part). For the reception, we went more fancy with blush pink draping and beautiful white flowers with gold columns. We had a dance floor for both Sangeet and Reception, and of course dhol players are a must! We had our special first dance with a fog machine. All the kiddos enjoyed the glow sticks during the dance party at the reception. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I would say, just take your time and relax. The best advice I received during my planning process is that if anything goes wrong, your guests will never know. They won’t know what’s supposed to happen and what’s not. Keep that in mind the day of the wedding, because it definitely isn’t worth the stress. Delegating tasks as much as you can on the day of is super important. You can’t be everywhere so use your bridesmaids, family members, friends, etc. they’re to help! Also, truly enjoy yourself at your wedding, it’s YOUR big day. Lastly, sleep, sleep, sleep! 
 
 

There are still more details coming down the road, so stay close for more! 

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Photography: Jerome Tso Photography | Sangeet Venue: W Hotel Seattle | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Olympic Hotel | Decor: Universal Decor | Florist: Nalini's Flowers and Decor | Catering: Sunanda Patel | DJ: Elation Events | Dhol Player: Rocky Virk | Tammy: Baraat Horse Lady | Cake & Treats: Butter Cupcakery | Cinematography: Bogle Productions


Seattle, WA Indian Engagement by Faith Kelsey Photo

Hello, beautiful ladies! We are back with Kanak & Teja's engagement story! We are ending this journey in the same way we started it, with an elegant and romantic outdoor photoshoot. However, this photoshoot is slightly different from the initial one and just by taking a look at Kanak's left hand, you will notice something different. Did you see it already? Yes! We are talking about that big fat beautiful engagement ring! Definitely, Kanak is a lucky bride-to-be as that sparkling ring is a dream come true! And although this fantastic ring was already impressive on its own, it was the smile and happiness of these two lovebirds that stole the show! Each and every shot captured by the lens of Faith Kelsey Photo captured the most beautiful and intimate moments of this betrothed ones! And we cannot stress how much we love that they have found each other because we can tell that they are a perfect match and that they are going to have a beautiful and everlasting love story! If you cannot get enough of this charming young couple, head into our gallery for more! We have prepared a series of shots that are worth to be seen! 

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We hope you have a great rest of the day! And, don't forget to join us tomorrow for more loving and inspiring stories!

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Engagement Venue: Pier 66 Seattle WA | Photography: Faith Kelsey Photo


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