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Clearwater, FL Indian Wedding by Kimberly Photography

Happy Monday! The weekend felt so long without your company, but we are back now! And we are more than excited to be in your lovely company so that we can share our excitement and amazingness towards Ankita & Sunny's big wedding celebration with you! So without further ado, let's jump right into it! Let's start by taking a look at a vibrant Sangeet ceremony so joyful and colorful that we were almost left out of words when we laid our eyes for the first time on the fantastic shots of it, captured by Kimberly Photography. This entire cornucopia of colors, traditional flair, and emotions, thoroughly orchestrated by Apsara Events and fully decored by Ritti Couture, was nothing but perfect! Just take a look at the variety of hues, the ideal placement of all the ornaments, and traditional fabrics; it is all so mesmerizing that it seems almost surreal! And talking about mesmerizing, let's take a moment to admire and appreciate the beauty of our gorgeous Maharani who attended this event looking ravishing! The trendy and stylish dual-tone attire she got from Hyphenite perfectly combined with the sleek hairstyle and makeup designed by Michele Renee The Studio, making her look like a total bombshell! Check more of this lovely couple in today's full gallery. It is the perfect preamble for the wedding ceremony at the Hilton Clearwater Beach

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
The first time I met Sunny was actually on Twitter. He was doing a global health rotation in rural India, and came across an article I wrote when I was reporting in India (I'm a journalist, he's a doctor). But that tweet didn't go anywhere. About a year later, a mutual friend introduced us when Sunny was visiting New York. Shortly after we started spending time together I knew!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
During one of our first hangouts Sunny and I happened to stop by Jane's Carousel in Dumbo, Brooklyn, which is this beautiful labor of love perched right on the water and overlooking the New York skyline. For the proposal he surprised me by flying down to New York from Boston, where he lived at the time, and making up an elaborate excuse with our mutual friend to go down to Dumbo one evening. It was freezing so I didn't know why he wanted to walk by the water, but he eventually led us up to the carousel. The people working there informed us it was closed, so I thought all hope was lost, but then they agreed to let us take a spin. Once we climbed on our respective horses, however, I realized that this was all planned well in advance because our song (Frank Ocean's Moon River) started playing. As it all hit me he walked me off the carousel, which he had rented out for us, and proposed with a Neruda poem we both love, and a pretty amazing speech.
 
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 our wedding was a wild ride, but it happened because we have a lot of good friends with unique talents and businesses. We chose the Hilton on Clearwater Beach because it's the beach in my hometown, where I have a lot of great memories and Courtney, our coordinator was probably the person I spoke to the most that whole year outside of family.
 
For our decorator, we spoke to a few people but chose a close family friend, Lakshmi Sastry, who owns Rtti Couture and was able to provide the intricate details and personal touch that we wanted. I also commissioned art from my friend Kamardip Singh (@kakikasi on Instagram) that was a crowd favor. Kam and Lakshmi Auntie also helped formulate the theme colors for all of our events (mehendi, sangeet/garba, ceremony and reception) and we used those color palettes for everything which was very helpful in narrowing down the options. My design aesthetic, if you can even call it that, was just to have the whole weekend feel vibrant, fun, playful, beachy and personal.
 
We chose our good family friend Janardhan Uncle as our caterer, and he made a completely different menu to fit the tone of each event and to reflect both the Marathi and Gujarati traditions.
 
For outfits, we went with a mix of things we bought in India and things we found online/custom made. For my wedding sari I went with designer Ayush Kejriwal, who is kind of funky and indie. For my reception I choose a Seema Gujral design in person while visiting India. And for my garba/sangeet outfit a college friend Swetha Gautham custom made both our outfits (hyphenite.com). For hair and makeup, after a disastrous trial with someone else, I went with Michelle Renee for my entire bridal party, who runs a well known team in Tampa. And we chose Volcanik Entertainment for our DJs because they were incredibly fun and flexible. Castaldo did our video, and Kimberly Photography did our photo.
 
We had a lot of hiccups throughout the wedding planning process. Florida and a beach wedding can prove difficult at times, and there's lots of elements you have to account for.  But luckily Sunny was incredibly involved and supportive and has solid negotiation skills, so he and I figured things out step by step with the help of our parents, family and friends (should out to my friend Swati, my ad hoc wedding planner). It also helped that we hired Sokha at Apsara Events about six weeks out for wedding coordination. She helped us make a minute-to-minute schedule, and account for all the elements we had to track. A life saver.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had originally bought my wedding sari on a trip to Hyderabad, where my Mom's family is from. It was a whirlwind day with my mom and cousin, who had set aside a bunch of red saris at different shops based on a photo I had sent them. I bought one, a rich kanchivaram sari. But for whatever reason, when I got home, I changed my mind. I'm not a super fashionable person, but it just felt too heavy and gold. After some Instagramming I came across Ayush Kejriwal, who runs a label out of the UK. He was approachable and helpful and he showed me a sari via WhatsApp that I bought on the spot, on my phone, while sitting in a taxi in the Dominican Republic. It turned out perfectly for what I wanted, which was classic and bright. Sunny is Gujarati and I'm marathi so I wore a sari to honor my family's tradition, and red to honor his.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of the planning process was been enveloped by the support and love of my family and friends at every turn. I really capitalized on all my friends' talents, from Kam's art, to my friend Rohit's writing skills for our newspaper, to my friend Madhvi's dance choreography skills. I had all my musically talented friends created a song that we sang to Sunny at the reception. It's the one time you can be a little more demanding than usual.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The absolute best compliment I've gotten is that our wedding was well planned and the events were pretty seamless. Our guests loved all of our personal details (art, newspapers, program etc.) and the fact that they were on a beach for three days, which I also think helps cover up for any little mistakes we made! Everyone had a lot of fun, and I think my friends thought they were on spring break again.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
This would have to be the ceremony. I was expecting the ceremony to be emotional and meaningful, but I didn't realize it would be so fun. From dancing during our pheras, to Sunny's hilarious and touching vows, I just remember looking out at the crowd every now and then, seeing a face of someone I loved, and feeling so grateful and humbled.
 
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 sister planned my mehendi, and with the help of our neighbor and friends made it this bright and colorful affair in the backyard of the house where I grew up. It was the perfect start to the weekend.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Make your guest list before you do anything else, and stick to it as closely as possible. It's really hard to draw the line sometimes, but it helps with everything that comes after.
 
Keep the people you know keep you calm and centered around you during the wedding week. Stress is inevitable, but if you're lucky, all of that will subside when it's actually time to celebrate.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I got my bridal set at a traditional Hyderabadi jeweler. For the rest of my jewelryand smaller decor details I relied on Etsy. Our cake was from Piece of Cake Florida.

We are just getting started over here, so make sure to stick around for more!
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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Venues: Hilton Clearwater Beach | Planning & Design: Apsara Events | Floral & Decor: Ritti Couture | Garlands: Vivek Flowers | Catering: Janardhan | Baraat: St. Petersburg Carriages | Cake & Treats: A Piece of Cake | Cinematography: Castaldo Studio | Draping/Styling: Bloom Salon & Spa | Bridal Fashion - Wedding Saree: Ayush Kejriwal | Bridal Fashion - Reception: Seema Gujral | Bridal Fashion - Sangeet: Hyphenite | Photo Booth: Be Social | Photography: Kimberly Photography


Tampa, FL Indian Wedding by Sona Photography

Welcome back, beauty queens! We are wrapping up Sheena & Dhrumil's big wedding festivities with a fantastic reception party held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa. So get ready to have some fun! As you may already know, a big event calls for a big celebration, and these lovebirds' reception party was off the charts, as they found the perfect ally in Apsara Events, who designed and executed this gala to perfection! An in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind the elegant decor of this closing gala, it is none other than Occasions by Shangri-la, who showed off all their talent end expertise in creating unforgettable events! For the musical department, Dudha Productions set the dancefloor on fire playing upbeat melodies that put everyone n their feet! There was so much joy, happiness, and mixed emotions surrounding the scene that it felt like the perfect moment to snap some shots! You know it, we know it, and so did the talented team from Sona Photography, who immortalize every moment of this gala in such a fantastic way that we were left speechless! When dinner time arrived, all the guests enjoyed a fascinating culinary experience thanks to the delicious plates prepared by Aashirwad and the sweet cake baked by Publix - North Point Plaza. If you want to relive this life-changing event, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! You'll love it!

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That is all for today, darlings! Have a great weekend! We hope to see you on Monday to start a new week and a new month filled with inspiring ideas! 

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Floral & Decor: Occasions by Shangri-la | Photography: Sona Photography | Cinematographer: Riant Films | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa | Planning & Design: Apsara Events | Hair & Makeup: Payal MUA | Catering: Aashirwad | DJ: Dudha Productions | Baraat (Dhol): Dudha Productions | Cake & Treats: Publix - North Point Plaza | Mehndi Artist: Janet’s Staffing | Rentals: Chiavari Chic | Transportation: Prestige Luxury Rental | Priest: Ramesh Mehta


Fairfax, VA Sikh Wedding by Photographick Studios

Hello there, darlings! We are wrapping up Preet & KB's love story by taking a look at the elegant reception party held inside the halls of the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks. So get ready to have some fun! This reception party followed the line of beauty and elegance from all previous events, and it turned out to be amazing thanks to the excellent job of the ultimate wedding planners experts SW Events! But there is no surprise here as our lovebirds decided to bring New Era Events on board to take care of the decor of this event. And they exceeded all expectations creating a mesmerizing setting that everyone loved! To turn this gala into a party, Elite Entertainment set the musical mood playing the latest Bollywood hits that put everyone on their feet! Everyone had such a great time, and we would have loved to be there as there is nothing like enjoying a grand reception party! After all the dancing and chatting the night was coming to an end, which means that it is time for us to say goodbye to this lovely couple so they can continue their journey into a happily ever after. But before we go, we wanted to do a big shoutout to Photographick Studios as they immortalized this wedding celebration in such a fantastic way that we were blown away with every shot. So kudos to them! If you want to relive every moment of these wedding festivities, don't miss today's gallery

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You're still on time to get your notebook to write down all the inspiring ideas you got from this wedding! And if you still want a little more, make sure to join us tomorrow for a new story!

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Planning & Design: SW Events | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Foundation of Virginia | Reception Venue: Foxchase Manor | Floral & Decor: New Era Events | DJ: Elite Entertainment


Fairfax, VA Sikh Wedding by Photographick Studios

Welcome back, ladies! We hope you are enjoying Preet & KB's wedding as much as we are! If that is the case, you will be thrilled to know that we still have many more details to share. So get ready to continue enjoying it! After the beautiful Sikh ceremony, our adorable newlyweds switched into new outfits and had a romantic outdoor photoshoot with Photographick Studios! And you already know how much we love when couples take an intimate moment to themselves! And an outdoor photoshoot like this one is the perfect way to keep a good memory of the moment that you can share in your social media or use it in a couple of years when telling your love story to your children and grandchildren! But going back to the photoshoot, we have to say that we adored the look on Preet & KB! Preet was dazzling dressed in her pale turquoise attire beautifully embellished with golden embroidery that made her look like a princess! And KB did not stay behind! He wore a navy blue suit that endowed him with so much elegance! After the photoshoot, they were both ready to move on with their reception held at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks! But before we get to join them, check out the highlights below and visit the full gallery to see all the beauty of this fantastic photoshoot!

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Get ready to have some fun at the upcoming wedding reception! You'll love it!

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Planning & Design: SW Events | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Foundation of Virginia | Reception Venue: Foxchase Manor | Floral & Decor: New Era Events | DJ: Elite Entertainment


Fairfax, VA Sikh Wedding by Photographick Studios

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! How is your week going so far? We bet it is going great! And it is going to get even better after you take a peek at today's featured wedding because it is one for the books. It overflows with so much beauty and traditional flair that you are going to get tons of inspiring ideas, so let's jump right into it! For this first installment, we'll be taking you to the Sikh Foundation of Virginia for you to join Preet & KB at the Sikh ceremony that united them in marriage. And if the name of this lovely couple rings a bell to your ear, it is because their beautiful wedding events already featured in our Video Blog thanks to the cinematographic delight created by Photographick Studios. And this time, this same photographic studio is the one in charge of taking us on a visual journey through this wedding celebration, as there is still plenty more to admire! Just take a look at the heavenly decor New Era Events created for this ceremony! Amazing! We loved how the colors used on the draping and ornaments mirrored the soft pasteli hues present in our lovely Preet's lengha! Great attention to detail! Surely you'll want to take a closer look at this breathtaking ceremony, so make sure to stop by at the gallery we've put together just for you! It's worth the while!

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What a great way to start this Tuesday, right ladies? Don't go too far because there is still more to come!

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | Planning & Design: SW Events | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Foundation of Virginia | Reception Venue: Foxchase Manor | Floral & Decor: New Era Events | DJ: Elite Entertainment


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