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Haiku, HI Sikh Fusion Wedding by Anna Kim Photography

Ladies, don't miss today's Platinum Guide Blog and join Kiran & Grant at their wedding celebration!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Brought together by a personal matchmaker, Grant & I first crossed paths at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley. We gabbed over cocktails & delicious eats for hours, closing the joint down. Our shared sense of humor and outlook on life unraveled so naturally, as though we had known each other all along. We left each other's company knowing in our hearts we would be together always.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
A romantic at heart, Grant wished to incorporate details in my life that he knew I held close to my heart. Knowing how passionate I was as an educator, he felt that nothing would best the setting of proposing to me in my classroom while involving my students and my principal who also had become a close friend of mine over the years.
 
After asking my father for his blessing, Grant put forth his plan on May 31st - my parents' anniversary - by arriving to school during the afternoon recess. While I heard the pandemonium garner momentum outside of the classroom, Grant was "stealthily" handing out roses to each student, who had become quite acclimated with him the past few months, dubbing us "Granjeet" as a "matrimony" of our names - Grant & Kiranjeet - while also mischievously writing cliched poetry and love notes on our behalf addressed to one another. 
 
Once the bell rang, each student sauntered in to the classroom, desperately attempting to stifle their excitement, to present a rose to me with Grant finally handing me a rose himself, proclaiming his love and desire for us to be together every day for the remainder of our lives. As he knelt down to ask for my hand, my students finally let loose their giggles and gasps of gleeful anticipation, and when I responded with "yes", the screams, shrieks, and rapture were beyond containment. Plastic champagne glasses flowing with sparkling apple cider ensued, and, true to form, what a unique unforgettable shared experience Grant created for my students to participate in such a special, heartfelt moment!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Once we immediately fell in love with Haiku Mill, cosmic forces collided with Sabyasachi's 2017 Udaipur Collection. The lehengha's green & yellow hues on raw silk complimented the lush gardens of Haiku Mill fluidly as though the cloth itself was a natural extension of the organic vines and branches found throughout the grounds. Noticeably visible was the mosaic border of the lehengha as it continued as the floral print, becoming more English influenced, a metaphorical nod to our multicultural wedding's blend of customs.
 
In my mind's eye, I had long envisioned incorporating a rich tone of emerald green for my wedding lehenga, so discovering this particular design and scheme was quintessential kismat. Simply stated, the wedding dress and the stunning venue was a match made in heaven.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
It was our best endeavor to have all of our guests regarded as one OHANA during the course of our shared time in Maui. We heard from a plethora of friends and family how special and close knit they came to feel with how each event integrated both sides together seamlessly, encouraging new relationships and bonds to form and remain established even to this day. From the onset, Grant & I strongly desired for our wedding to allow everyone to feel like a part of the "inner circle of trust."
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
With that ring comes ALOT of "responsibility". How right you are mom!
 
Never compromise yourself. You're all you've got.     Janice Joplin
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Planning & Design: Mira Savara Events | Event Designer: Mira Savara Events | Sangeet & Reception Venue: Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort | Ceremony Venue: Haiku Mill | Floral & Decor: Darren Keala | Hair & Makeup: Maui Make up Artistry | Catering: Monsoon India | DJ: Maui Tunes Entertainment & Production | Baraat: Malinder Tooray | Cake & Treats: Sugar Beach Events | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Favors: Darren Keala | Lighting: Accel Rentals | Live Music: Shea Derrick | Hawaiian Entertainment: Manu Tea Nui E | Porsche Car: Maui Roadsters | Wedding Stationery: Papyrus - Danville | Calligraphy: Papineau Calligraphy | Silk Tunic (Batna & Mehendi): Maggie Coulombe Maui | Evil Eye Pendant in Diamond & Enamel (Batna & Mehendi): Kabana | Bridal Jewelry in Turquoise & Pearl (Sangeet): Bhola Jewellers | Turquoise King Ring (Sangeet): Ippolita | Marigold Salwar Kameez With Custom Cut-Out Applique & Phulkari (Sangeet): Nenu Sekhon | Vintage Pompei in Gold Wedge (Sangeet): Louis Vuitton | Lehenga (Anand Karaj): Sabyasachi | Custom Phulkari (Anand Karaj): Nenu Sekhon | Totem Wedge in Gold (Anand Karaj): Yves Saint Laurent | Bridal Jewelry in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Jagdish Jewellers | Groom's Custom Kalgi in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Bhola Jewelers | Palm Caftan in Silk (Luau): Elie Saab | Millionaire Sunglasses (Luau): Louis Vuitton | Woven Leather Wedge in Black (Luau): Prada | Sari in Rangoon Red (Reception): Sabyasachi | Jewelry in Kundan (Reception): Bhola Jewelers | Emerald Cut Onyx Ring (Reception): Ippolita | Pumps in Bronze (Reception): Yves Saint Laurent | Photography: Anna Kim Photography


North Vancouver, BC Stylized Shoot by Amrit Photography

Good morning, beautiful Maharanis! If you love fashion and always want to be at the forefront with the latest trends and the most innovative fineries on the market, today's stylized photoshoot is right for you! It is a cornucopia of elegance and graceful looks, brought to you thanks to the talented team from Amrit Photography. So, don't think twice and get ready to join us at the Pipe Shop Venue to take a look at this mesmerizing photoshoot! The halls of this exclusive venue transformed into a mesmerizing backdrop thanks to Finesse Decor, who took care of the rustic and contemporary decor so well executed that we are still sighing over it. To enhance the beauty of this setting, even more, Da Fiori Design put together a selection of marvelous floral arrangements that added an extra touch of color and flair to this jaw-dropping scene. So much beauty and so much perfection achieved by this winning combination, but nothing compared with the fashionable and glamorous looks showcased by Eden Von Weiss and Thomas Darya, today's gorgeous models! They both presented different trending looks that we are sure you will love! For the wedding ceremony, they showcased traditional attires designed by Shyamal & Bhumika from House of Raina. For the reception, our lovely bride model slipped into a sleek gown by Elika In Love, while our groom model wore a slim fit outfit from Garrison Bespoke's collection. And in case you were wondering who was the mastermind behind the dreamy makeup and hairstyle of our sweet bride, it was none other than Aquarius Art, who worked their magic to create mesmerizing looks for the different parts of this photoshoot. And we can't forget about the dazzling pieces of jewelry from Adore by Kanika. Beauty and luxury at its best! Check more of this enchanting stylized photoshoot in today's gallery. We are sure you will love it so much!

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That is all for today, darlings! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for your daily dose of inspiration. 

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Model - Bride: Eden Von Weiss | Model - Groom: Thomas Darya | Venue: Pipe Shop Venue | Decor: Finesse Decor | Floral Design: Da Fiori Design | Hair & Makeup: Aquarius Art | Indian Ceremony Outfits: Shyamal & Bhumika | Indian Ceremony Outfits: House of Raina | Reception Gown: Elika In Love | Bridal Jewelry: Adore by Kanika | Ribbons: CFLEURS Design | Turban & Sword: Maharaja Turban | Reception Suit: Garrison Bespoke | Photography: Amrit Photography


Huntington Beach, CA Pakistani Wedding by Samson Productions

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! If you were looking for inspiring ideas to start planning your upcoming wedding, you've come to the right place! Ammarah & Mubashir's wedding festivities overflow with all the things we love: elegance, joy, traditional style, and above all, lots of love! No wonder why it made its way into the Best of 2019 Magazine! Hands down, this love story is one you don't want to miss! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at a luxurious and full flair Mehndi night held inside the halls of the Renaissance Banquet. The interiors of this exclusive venue became the epicenter of all the merriment and traditional style that surrounded this pre-wedding celebration, and oh boy, what an event it was! Everyone had a great time dancing, chatting, and sharing the happiness of these betrothed! And we so wish we were there, as every single shot captured by the talented team from Samson Productions showcases a fun-loving event that makes us put a smile on our faces and makes us want to dance! If you can't get enough of this fun Mehndi night, make sure to take a look at the gallery that we have prepared for today. It is fantastic! But don't take our word, go check it out by yourself and get ready to be enchanted by so much beauty! So get ready to enjoy it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my Groom through family connections. I was at a wedding and Mubashir approached me. I remember being incredibly nervous from the attention, but I instantly knew he was “the one”. Kind, gentle, and respectful— everything I had dreamed of. He recalls that he felt the exact same way about me… he was nervous yet knew that he would regret if he didn’t walk over and talk to me. Grateful for our instant and deep connection every day since our first meeting.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to a rooftop breakfast at the Montage in Beverly Hills, while a special location, I wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary. However, he completely surprised me! When I walked into the restaurant, I was stunned because there were roses everywhere and a beautiful sign asking, “will you marry me?” Friends and family joined us for our special brunch, and it was such a memorable event.
 
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.
Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting, yet intimidating things you’ll ever do. Luckily, I had my mother’s support and she was the greatest in making sure every single detail was executed perfectly! Because we worked together, we were able to achieve more. We made sure that we clearly articulated our vision for the wedding to all of the planners and we developed timelines for key events leading up to the big day. My overall experience was excellent from picking a venue (at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach), to hair and makeup, and wedding décor (by 2Create Designs)— which I contribute to a combination of teamwork, proper planning, and good luck.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Because of my Pakistani background I wore traditional red. I was not confident in this color at first because I do not normally wear red. However, I was astonished at how beautiful my bridal lengha was, once I let go of expectations, I was able to fully embrace the beauty of red. The lengha was artfully embellished and flowy—it made for a memorable event.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was working so closely with my mother. I think our relationship deepened through the process and I am very grateful we were able to share this experience together. My mom reminded me to stay centered and grounded throughout the process. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests were really impressed with the personal touch of our wedding. We made a point to personally connect with as many guests as we possibly could and worked to ensure everyone was having a great time! Additionally, we shared wedding photos and videos with everyone, so they could see how they were a part of our special day.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
During dinner, Mubashir and I invited wedding guests to come up and greet us. This was an incredibly amazing experience as I realized how much love and support, we have from our family and friends. The kind words that everyone shared are still with me today and constantly replay in my head. I feel very fortunate to know how many people truly care about us and our future together.
 
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 had a beautiful bridal shower in Newport Beach two weeks before the wedding. I wore a white dress and had my guests dress in pastel colors. We had lunch and a tea party, which fit the Southern California weather. We also had a presentation of the bridge and groom; which was a more formal dance and “presentation to society”. I wore a pink mehndi outfit for the event.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My best advice is to stay calm throughout the process (it can certainly seem overwhelming) and to pray to God. Everything will turn out amazingly if you just trust the process and give your full faith. While it may be nerve-inducing to have so many “eyes on you”, it is helpful to realize that this is because you have so much love from your family, community, and friends!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My wedding and the months leading up to it were some of the best of my life. I thank my family for their incredible support and unwavering love through the process.

There is more to come, ladies! And believe us, you don't want to miss any detail, so make sure to stay around! 
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Floral & Decor: 2Create Designs | Mehndi Venue: Renaissance Banquet | Ceremony & Reception Venue (California): Huntington Beach Hilton Waterfront | Reception Venue (Toronto): Fairmont Royal York Hotel | Floral & Decor (Wedding Dinner - Toronto): Stars Decoration | Floral & Decor (Reception - Toronto): Ethereal Creators | Hair: Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu | Makeup (California): Linda Chiriac | Cake & Treats (Toronto): Vanilla Bean Cakery | Cinematography: Samson Productions | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Photography: Samson Productions | Planning & Design: Chic Productions | Cake & Treats (California): Rafi’s Cakes


Novi, Michigan Indian Wedding by Northern Lights Studio

Happy Wednesday, ladies! We are glad you could join us today because we have a lovely new story to share! This time, Northern Lights Studio will take us on a visual journey through Seema & Nirmal's wedding festivities, and believe us, this is one you don't want to miss. So let's get right into it! We are starting by taking a look at an elegant and fun-loving Sangeet Ceremony planned by Utsav Planners, Inc. And we cannot stretch how much we loved every bit of this pre-wedding event. The magnificent decor that captivated everyone was the result of combining top of the line wedding experts like Utsav Planners, Inc., Christopher & Co and Couture Events. And you already know that once we have all that talent and expertise, there is nothing but perfection to be expected, and this Sangeet was no exception. Both our lovebirds attended this pre-wedding event embracing a traditional style that echoed on the artistic Mehndi design that our lovely Maharani got from Krupa. If you don't want to miss any detail of this incredible Sangeet, make sure to visit the gallery that we have prepared for today. It is the perfect preamble for what is about to come! So go take a look at it, you will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Nirmal at a mutual friend’s birthday party in 2008. We dated throughout high school and attended Michigan State University together. Our love grew stronger for each other throughout the years. We knew we were special to each other early on in our relationship.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We both planned a trip Los Cabos, Mexico as a vacation from school and work. Little did I know, he had much more planned. Before dinner on the second to last night, he asked if we could check out the beach as we were running a little early. The sun was setting and we were casually talking about how big the waves were. He popped the question right then. There was a hidden photographer capturing the big moment! I went on the trip with a boyfriend, but returned with a fiancé!
 
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.
My sister and 3 cousins just recently got married all within the past 4 years. I had all of their recommendations and referrals which was helpful during the planning process. I had a binder that had my inspirations and important details. I updated it whenever I had decor and planning meetings. Nirmal would also add his notes to the binder as well. Our venue was perfect for all of our needs for each event. We had a high guest count and the attached hotel accommodated for all of our out of town guests as well. Our outfits shopping was fairly easy when we went to India. We had a few colors in mind as well as specific stores that we wanted to go to in Mumbai and Surat. We finished all of our shopping within 6 days and were able to visit our grandparents for the rest of our trip. My hair and make up was exceptional with the best dream team anybody could ask for. Our decor theme for our Sangeet was village themed. We had kites shipped from Surat (special thanks to my uncle), a rickshaw, and village themed gujarati foods, such as kichidi! Our Sangeet program was planned by our siblings. It was a skit about our relationship which guests really enjoyed. We had performances by our all of our family members and closest friends.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected my bridal lengha within the first 2 hours of shopping in Mumbai as Nirmal ate a sandwich across the street with both of our dads! I knew I wanted white or cream. When I tried it on, my mom and mother-in-law cried. I knew it was the one.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of wedding planning was adding mine and Nirmal’s personal touches. I recently got into graphic designing. I made our wedding programs, wedding itineraries for our welcome bags, signages for each event, and signs for food stations. Nirmal has been DJing for 8 years. He made all of the mixes for our Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception. He even hopped on the turntables at our reception!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
After our wedding, we received a lot of compliments for the concept of our “unplugged wedding ceremony.” We asked all of our guests to turn off their cell phones and requested no photographs. It was beautiful to walk down the aisle to see a bunch of smiles rather than iPhones & flashes. It created a peaceful ambiance which is hard to find at indian weddings.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Nirmal and I read our vows to each other after our first look the morning of our wedding. It was a moment that resonates with us till this day. We made our promises and shared our heartfelt vows that we will never forget.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just breathe. Everything will be perfect.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Planner & Decor: Utsav Planners
Cake & Floral: Christopher & Co.
Photographer: Northern Lights Studio
Videographer: Prism Media Lab
DJ & AV/Lighting: DJ Sohbash & DJ Nimz Entertainment
Bridal Hair: Raimonda Pepaj
Bridal Make Up: Amanie Mokhdad
Bridesmaid Hair: Rochelle Jarbo & Omed Maro
Bridesmaid Make Up: Farah Savaya & Caroline Denha
Mehndi: Krupa Thomas
Venue: Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace
Catering: Rasna
Horse & Carriage: Pinecrest Carriages
 

There is more coming in a bit!

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Planning & Design: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Floral & Decor: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace | Floral & Decor: Christopher & Co | Floral & Decor: Couture Events | Bridal Hair: Raimonda Pepaj | Bridal Make Up: Amanie Mokhdad | Bridesmaid Hair: Rochelle Jarbo | Bridesmaid Hair: Omed Maro | Bridesmaid Make Up: Farah Savaya | Bridesmaid Make Up: Caroline Denha | Catering: Rasna Catering | DJ: Cymatic Entertainment | DJ: DJ Sohbash | DJ: DJ Nimz Entertainment | Baraat: Cymatic Entertainment | Baraat Dholi: Dholi Sati | Baraat Horse & Carriage: Pinecrest Carriages | Cake & Treats: Wisteria Bakehaus | Cake & Treats: Christopher & Co | Cinematography: Prism Media Lab | Lighting: DJ Sohbash | Lighting: DJ Nimz Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Krupa | Photography: Northern Lights Studio


Wellesley, MA Indian Fusion Wedding by Ptaufiq Photography

Hello, ladies! We hope you are ready for more! And what better way to continue our journey than taking a look at an outstanding photoshoot waiting to brighten up your day! So, let's not wait any longer, and let's head over to The Gardens at Elm Bank to enjoy this outdoor photoshoot! Both Stephanie & Nitin looked flawless and demonstrated to have an excellent presence in front of the cameras! It almost seems like if they were born to be photo models! And if you were wondering who are the masterminds behind such mesmerizing visual masterpieces, it is none other than the talented team from PTaufiq Photography. The way they managed to capture the beauty of this lovely couple and all the emotions that surrounded this intimate moment is outstanding! Every single shot seems like a recreation of a princess fairytale, and we cannot stop seeing them! For more jaw-dropping scenes, make sure to take a look at the full gallery that we have prepared for today! We've compiled the best of the best for your enjoyment, so you don't want to miss it! Besides, it is the best preamble for you to prepare for the grand wedding reception that it is right around the corner, so check it out!

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We still have one more stop at these lovebirds wedding reception! So get ready to have some fun!

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Photography: PTaufiq Photography | Cinematography: PTaufiq Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Gardens at Elm Bank | Planning & Design: Mint To Be Events | Floral & Decor: Luisa's Decorations | Catering: Raagini Indian Bistro | Catering: Diego Catering | DJ: Boston Sound and Light Company | DJ: Premiere Latin DJs | Baraat: Boston Sound and Light Company | Baraat: Premiere Latin DJs | Baraat: Dholi Ravi | Baraat Horse: Bridal Carriage by Sally | Pandit: Mahesh Shelat


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