Go up
See the latest in:

MAGAZINE

PLATINUM VENDOR BLOG

Santa Ana, CA Sikh Wedding by Dawid Bilski Photography

FILMS

Santa Barbara, CA Indian Wedding by Robert Michael Films

REAL WEDDINGS PG BLOG INDIA BLOG FILMS BLOG VENDOR GUIDE GALLERY THE MAGAZINE
Maharani Weddings Blog The Platinum Guide Blog India Blog Indian Wedding Videos MAGAZINES Submit a wedding

Welcome to Maharani Weddings

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.

All posts with Color "Pale Turquoise"

Cancun, Mexico Indian Fusion Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Good day, Maharanis! We are back on the ravishing landscapes of Cancun, Mexico to bring you an insight of Somya's & Ivneet's special day. The paradisiac and alluring Hyatt Ziva Cancun was the perfect scenario for the two ceremonies that marked the start of a lifetime love story. These memorable and solemn ceremonies were splendidly set by the unique and beautiful decoration done by LatinAsia Destination Weddings. The delicate color selection and the detailed placement of all the ornaments created a relaxing and magical atmosphere that got captured thanks to the lens to of Peter Nguyen Studio. And if you were thinking that this breathtaking scenario was already perfect on its own, that is because you are yet to see the astonishing look on our gorgeous Somya. Her natural beauty was delightfully enhanced by the magnificent makeup and hairstyle done by Styling Trio Riviera Maya. The exquisite colors selected for the makeup and the elegant and delicate hairstyle, perfectly combined and made our Somya looked like if she was taken out from a fairy tale. If you want to dive into this magical atmosphere, make sure to check the gallery that we have prepared for you. You are going to be blown away!  

photo #231263
photo #231264
photo #231270
photo #231327
photo #231281
photo #231282
photo #231287
photo #231289

We still have more to come, so make sure to stay tuned! 

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Fusion
Beach
International
season
Spring
color
Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Ziva Cancun | Planning & Design: LatinAsia Destination Weddings | Floral & Decor: LatinAsia Destination Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio Riviera Maya | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Lighting: Encore Event Technologies MX | Mehndi Artist: Lemons & Mehndi by Styling Trio | Entertainment: Jonathan - Drums in Paradise


Oakbrook Terrace, IL Pakistani Wedding by Maha Studios

Maharanis! We continue celebrating Zoya and Maaz in the most beautiful way, showcasing all the greatness and beauty of their union. This darling duo held their reception gala at the Cotillion Banquet and before they started with their celebrations, Maha Studios organized and produced a timeless photo shoot to record their love and glamorous evening outfits! The bride was all dolled up with an astonishing sparkly attire and donned proudly her newlywed ring against an intricate mehndi design courtesy of Moniza Abbasi-Henna Artist; while her dashing groom Maaz glowed at his stellar evening thanks to a perfectly well-suited tuxedo! The ballroom was outfitted with white, silver and light turquoise colors that gave the dream decoration a light-hearted elegant touch! DJ Kazi ensured the dance floor always remained packed while Baking Institute wowed with an impressive sweet creation for the crowd's palate! Anmol Catering also delighted all the attendees with an epic wedding dinner and service that surpassed all expectations. Check out this glamorous Pakistani bride and groom and their inspiring photos in Best of 2018 Magazine and in our full gallery!

maharani,rajah,indian wedding reception photo shoot
maharani,rajah,indian wedding photo shoot
maharani,rajah,indian wedding vehicle
draping,indian wedding reception decor,stage decor
maharani,rajah,indian wedding reception,bridal churidars
maharani,rajah,indian wedding reception,dance
indian wedding reception decor,table centerpiece,candle decor
maharani,rajah,indian wedding reception photo shoot
indian wedding reception cake,cake decor,cake table
maharani,rajah,indian wedding reception

That’s all for today, ladies! See you tomorrow!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Ballroom
Pakistani
season
Summer
color
Catering: Anmol Catering | Sangeet Venue: Double Tree Hilton Oakbrook | Ceremony Venue: Drury Lane Theater and Conference Center | Reception Venue: Cotillion Banquet | Floral & Decor - Reception: Afrin Designs | Floral & Decor - Mehndi and Wedding Ceremony: Amer Design Studio | Draping/Styling: Afrin Designs | Draping/Styling: Amer Design | Lightning: Afrin Designs | Lightning: Amer Design | Hair & Makeup: Nadia Tikki | Hair & Makeup: Mehwish Khalid | Catering: Sabri Nihari Catering | Catering: Lazzat Catering | DJ: DJ Kazi | Bridal Fashions: Nomi Ansari | Bridal Fashions: Elaan | Bridal Fashions: Studio Elite | Cake & Treats: Baking Institute | Mehndi Artist: Moniza Abbasi-Henna Artist | Photography: Maha Studios


Mobile, AL Indian Wedding by Christopher Brock Photography

We quickly move to the exclusive Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel to witness the solemn Hindu ceremony of Mihika and Arjun! The marvelous ballroom that harbored the majestic ceremony was a true palace with the gorgeous dripping white flowers from Cleveland The Florist and the carved backdrop designed by the creative staff of Nirali Decor. This totally breathtaking and tastefully decorated backdrop was brilliantly seized by Christopher Brock Photography to portray the bride and groom while taking vows in their regal seats and after their union; meanwhile the Red and Gold Events’ team was enlisted to plan and coordinate the special day and make sure all went without a hitch by all accounts! Don’t move, in just a bit we will see all the reception splendor. How exciting! There's still much more to see from this big Indian affair in the full gallery, so make sure you don't miss a single snap!

indian bride,indian wedding ceremony fashion
indian bride,indian wedding ceremony fashion,indian groom
mandap,indian wedding ceremony decor
indian bride,indian wedding ceremony,indian groom,indian wedding rituals
indian bride,indian wedding ceremony,indian groom,indian wedding rituals
indian bride,indian wedding ceremony,indian groom,indian wedding rituals
indian wedding ceremony,mandap,indian bride and groom
indian bride,indian wedding ceremony fashion,indian groom
indian bride,indian wedding ceremony,indian groom,indian wedding rituals
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Arjun and I formally met on September 19, 2009, during freshman year of undergrad, at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, while working a service project for our premed group.  We became very good friends over the next couple of months and began dating July 10, 2010.  I always knew he was someone special but I truly felt he was the one the day we officially started dating. I knew there wouldn't be anyone else who would share my love for food, put up with my crazy, and support me in my dreams as he does. He is the most caring, compassionate, loving, romantic, handsome man and I am so blessed to be his wife.  
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
On November 23, 2017, Arjun surprised me when I came home from my ED shift at 5 AM with Christmas lights that read "marry me?" on the lawn below my apartment. I said, "Finally!”  My parents were visiting for Thanksgiving and were sleeping in my room (but they were totally awake) and the plan was that Arjun and I would sleep in the living room. I walked to the sofa and did not find Arjun and instead found the balcony door open so I went outside and there he was all dressed up while I was still in my scrubs. Initially, I didn't see the Christmas lights on the ground because there was a dog peeing on them but then I took a second look and then saw Arjun get down on one knee. It was perfect and beautiful. 
 
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 started the wedding planning process in December 2017 with a meeting between both families at my house. We attended a wedding show in Atlanta in mid-January 2018 where we met a handful of vendors. The show gave us a good idea of who we would like to work with since we got to personally met them and see their style of work. I am glad our parents were able to make it.  We knew we wanted to involve our parents in all the decisions as this was such an exciting event for both families. 
 
The wedding planning process can definitely be a stressful one.  However, I can confidently say that my vendors truly cared about me as a bride and did their best to provide a stress-free process for me and my family. Chris Brock, our photographer always made me feel special by saying "whatever you want honey" and he truly lived up to that. His entire team was so fun to work with! 
 
I knew instantly when I met Nida Khan with Red and Gold Events at the wedding show, I wanted her to be in charge of our wedding. She exhibits confidence and professionalism that has been unmatched. She is truly a boss and gets the job done flawlessly. She is always 20 steps ahead of the planning process and on the day of the wedding, she perfectly executed all of the plans.
 
A friend of ours had told us about Nirali Decor and when I saw her portfolio I knew she would be able to create the white forest I always imagined. Nirali is so sweet and I love all of her designs.  She was so patient with me and allowed me to make many changes, even at the very last minute. She was always on time and very professional. The decor was just breathtaking and I did get my white and gold forest just like I had dreamt.
 
The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel was truly a pleasure to work with.  Lauren Maurin helped coordinate all of the plans for our big day.  She truly took out all of the stress of wedding planning. The staff at the Riverview made sure our guests were always comfortable and knew where they were supposed to go.  I cannot thank the Riverview Plaza Hotel for all their efforts in making our day so perfect.  They truly went above and beyond to ensure every detail was executed from the hotel standpoint.
 
Our decision to have Cafe Bombay cater our wedding was a no brainer. I had tried the food earlier at various weddings and when I met Ricky Walia at the bridal show I knew we had to seal the deal. He is an absolute culinary genius who made my foodie dreams a reality. 
 
Given that I have limited time in residency, I had to take a very short trip to India for wedding shopping.  My time in India was a total of 6 days.  Thankfully my aunt had recently shopped for my older 2 cousins that got married and knew where to shop.  We hit up the same stores and were able to complete all of the wedding shopping in 6 days.  I could not have done it without her support and her knowledge of the entire Mumbai wedding market. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had always envisioned a traditional wedding with traditional red and gold colors. During my shopping trip to India, we headed straight to Manyaver and Mohey to purchase my wedding lengha and his sherwani. My reception gown was from Seasons. The entire staff at Manyaver and Mohey was so fun to work with! I will never forget the experience!  We would spend hours joking, trying on clothes, taking pictures, and making memories. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was the time I got to spend with my mother and mother-in-law.  Everything from the wedding show, to my India trip, to the get-togethers and planning meetings we would have, was very enjoyable and memorable. I feel like this process brought both of our families so much closer and everyone felt they had a big part in the process.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests really enjoyed the food by Cafe Bombay Catering, the decorations, and the grandeur of our wedding. For this scale of a wedding in Mobile, AL to occur is a little unheard of simply because there aren’t many South Asian wedding vendors. Most couples choose to have a destination wedding far away from Mobile but we were ready to tackle this challenge and all of our local guests were so proud and happy to see what we had put together. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look is a memory that constantly replays in my mind.  It was a very special moment in which it was just Arjun and I.  The entire wedding day was very busy from start to finish, however, at that moment I felt time had stood still.  The way he looked at me and the way we both held each other in that moment of silence was beautiful and one that I will always remember and cherish. 
 
I also will cherish having the lights dim throughout the entire ceremony as it made the entire event more romantic in special.  I truly felt all of our guests were mentally present for our wedding. It still gives me goosebumps thinking about how romantic the dim lights felt.
 
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.
Pre-Wedding Events:
Bridal Shower 
We kicked off wedding week with a bridal shower thrown by my family.  I wanted an intimate setting and felt that our home would be the best venue. We went with a Chinese theme. My mom made flower vases out of wine bottles that held an assortment of pink carnations. We also purchased Chinese fans to go with the theme. We catered from one of my favorite restaurants, PF Changs. Our assortment of desserts included macarons, mochi ice cream, cupcakes, and two cakes.  We played many bridal games and even had the aunties become brides themselves by making them create outfits from toilet paper. It was a fun time for everyone. 
 
Mehndi
My mehndi ceremony was held at our home 2 days prior to the wedding.  The henna artist I had hired from Atlanta had canceled last minute and thankfully amazing aunties from our community gathered together to make my mehndi ceremony a success. My aunt from India had our outfits custom made. I loved the bright colors and floral designs. I wore a fresh flower crown to go with the earthy theme. The mehndi ceremony was a small affair for our families to meet each other and spend time together. 
 
Ganesh Puja/Pithi
We held the Ganesh puja at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel 1 day prior to the wedding. I wore a gold and orange lengha my mother in law had made for me. Arjun wore a custom made piece that my aunt had made to match my outfit. Following the Ganesh puja, was the haldi ceremony/pithi. Arjuna and I both changed into more comfortable colorful outfits. I wore a blue inner tunic and colorful jacket style cover-up. My earrings were also colorful to match my outfit. Arjun wore a white tunic with a yellow dhoti style pant. We played with haldi with our family and had a great time. 
 
Welcome Dinner
Our welcome dinner was held at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel. We went with an outdoor patio location. Since Mobile is the original home of Mardi Gras it was only fitting to have a Mardi Gras theme dinner. We had a Mardi Gras backdrop and props for pictures. All of our guests received Mardi Gras masks and Mardi Gras beads. Our menu was a mixture of foods but heavy on the southern theme. Café Bombay catered chicken 65 and waffles and a vegetarian option of Gobi 65 and waffles along with a masala shrimp and grits live station where guests could choose their toppings. The Renaissance Riverview Hotel provided fresh hot beignets and mini king cakes. We had fresh Moon pies from the Chattanooga Moon pie Company. Other menu items included fajita live station, Mexican street corn station, falafel, and gyros station. The weather was perfect and we let the good times roll!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Relax! The day of the wedding can be so chaotic and hectic but remember what all this is truly for and don't stress about anything. Your planner and vendors will make sure everything runs smoothly. There will always be issues that come up last minute but trust that they are handling it and instead focus on cherishing every single moment and being present in the moment.
 

Don't miss out on the breathtaking reception details, coming up next!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Luxury
Photography
season
Autumn
color
Catering: Cafe Bombay Restaurant and Catering | Photography: Christopher Brock Photography | Cinematography: Christopher Brock Photography | Venues: Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel | Planning & Design: Red and Gold Events | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Floral & Decor - Florist: Cleveland The Florist | Hair & Makeup: Nadia Hussain Make Up | DJ: Encore Event DJs | Horse Baraat: Port City Carriages | Cake & Treats: Sally's Piece-a-Cake | Photo Booths: Photoholix Photobooth | Live Artistry: Melissa Munger Art


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Global Photography

It only natural I end Zahra and Aziz's Indian wedding celebration at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa with a serious bang. Zahra was jazzed up by My Fair Bride. Long locks, bold red lips, and a flowing, floor-length, emerald anarkali took center stage. The bridal attire for the night was a perfect compliment to the stunning venue which radiated a luminosity that just shined off of Zahra's gorgeous dress. The impeccable work of Square root Designs was evident in each square each of the spacious quarters. The talented team painted the room glam with a stunning, silver-hued sweetheart stage. 2Create Designs created the perfect formation of chairs that complimented the décor. The Indian food game was too strong that night with the culinary eats of Monsoon Catering. All the kodak moments can be found in our gallery captured by Global Photography

indian wedding reception,indian wedding gallery,indian bride fashion
indian wedding reception,indian wedding gallery,indian bride and groom
indian wedding reception,indian wedding gallery,indian bride fashion
photo #175339
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception floral and decor
indian wedding reception,indian wedding cake,indian wedding cake design
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception floral and decor
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception photography,indian bride and groom
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception photography,indian bride and groom
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception photography,indian bride and groom,indian wedding cake
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception photography,indian bride and groom,indian wedding cake
indian wedding reception,indian wedding reception photography,indian bride and groom

See you tomorrow! 

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Engagement
season
Summer
color
Floral & Decor: Square Root Designs | Catering: Monsoon Catering | Cinematography: Avec Lumiere Productions | Photography: Global Photography | Hair & Makeup: My Fair Bride | Rentals: 2Create Designs | Ceremony & Reception: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Planning Elegance | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Cakes & Treats: Briar Mist Cake | Lightning: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Photo Booth: Orange Box Photo Booth | Sangeet Swing: Kumba Entertainment


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Global Photography

If I was to go back in time and re-plan my Indian wedding, it would definitely be to move the soiree outdoors. Modern and stunning are only the beginning of this wildly sweet celebration shot by Global Photography. After being dolled up by My Fair Bride, Maharani Zahra was ready to grace all her guests with the goddess of the day. California Fresh was the theme of this outdoor affair with Square Root Designs sprinkling the venue with an abundance of blooms that brought a super vibrant and joyful tone to the Indian ceremony. The color palette was oh so elegant and the perfect arrangement fo such a timeless wedding. 2Create Designs arranged all the chairs in the most whimsical manner so all guests had the best seat in the house. I just cannot wait to unveil the cinematography experience by Avec Lumiere Cinematography on Friday! See all the beauty and smiles so perfectly captured by Global Photography in our full gallery

photo #175340
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding gallery,indian bride and groom
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding gallery,indian bride fashion
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony floral and decor,indian wedding planning and design
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony floral and decor,indian wedding planning and design
indian wedding ceremony,indian wedding ceremony photography,indian bride and groom
photo #175341

The reception features the catering work of Monsoon Catering and is just right around the corner! 

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Engagement
season
Summer
color
Floral & Decor: Square Root Designs | Catering: Monsoon Catering | Cinematography: Avec Lumiere Productions | Photography: Global Photography | Hair & Makeup: My Fair Bride | Rentals: 2Create Designs | Ceremony & Reception: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Planning Elegance | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Cakes & Treats: Briar Mist Cake | Lightning: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Photo Booth: Orange Box Photo Booth | Sangeet Swing: Kumba Entertainment


SORT POST BY:

categories tags color categories

LANGUAGES

© 2019 Maharani Weddings | all right reserved