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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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Saint Louis, MO Indian Fusion Wedding by Carretto Studio Photography

Happy Thursday, Maharanis! This week is almost slipping through our fingers, and we don't want it to be over without sharing Anchal & Michael's big wedding festivities with you. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy this life-changing event! We are starting by taking a look at a romantic outdoor photoshoot leading to a Sangeet party filled with merriment, traditions, and colors. For the outdoor photoshoot, Carretto Studio Photography demonstrated why they are the go-to-guys when trying to immortalize your wedding events in the most beautiful way. They captured fabulous shots filled with so much flair and emotions that we can't stop seeing! Without any question, it was the perfect preamble before heading over to the NEO on Locust to enjoy a mesmerizing Sangeet party thoroughly planned and designed by Tiffany Halkitis. This Sangeet was one to remember thanks to Flowers to the People, who created a minimalist yet on-point decor featuring bright and colorful linens to set the mood for this event! There was so much beauty all over the place, but nothing quite as beautiful as our gorgeous Ancha! She burst into the room, looking like a princess from a fairytale, after being pampered by Danielle Style. And oh boy, we were speechless with her final look! If you want to take a closer look at this pre-wedding ceremony, don't miss today's gallery! You will love it!

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More coming in a bit, ladies! So make sure to stick around for more.

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Sangeet Venue: NEO on Locust | Ceremony Venue: 9th Street Abby | Reception Venue: Caramel Room | Planning & Design: Tiffany Halkitis | Floral & Decor: Flowers to the People | Hair & Makeup: Danielle Style | Catering: 23 City Blocks | DJ: DJ Karan Verma | Bridal Fashion: Town and Country Bridal Boutique | Bridal Fashion: Augusta Jones | Event Designer: Fatima Designs | Photo Booth: Megalux Photo Booth | Rentals: Parties & Props | Transportation: Best Transportation | Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse | Photography: Carretto Studio Photography


Big Sur, CA Indian Wedding by M. Hart Photography

Good morning, ladies! Are you ready to start this Wednesday with a romantic wedding celebration filled with beautiful details and inspiring ideas? We bet you are! So get ready to dive into Shilpa & Isaac's big wedding celebration! Right from the start, today's featured wedding will catch your attention as it packs all the things we love and perhaps a little more! No wonder why it made its way into our Best of 2019 Magazine! For this installment, we'll be taking a look at a pre-wedding photoshoot carried out by M. Hart Photography, and oh boy, you have no idea how much we loved it! Every single shot is an absolute visual delight that we cannot stop seeing! Just take a look at how well these two complement each other! Both Shilpa & Isaac embraced a traditional style and ended up looking flawless. Still, we want to take a moment to admire the beauty and the fashion sense of this lovely Maharani! Being a makeup expert and the owner of Makeup by Shilpa, she took care of her makeup while trusting her hairstyle needs to Glamology Beauty Lounge. This winning combination resulted in a magnificent look very well complemented by Sheek by Sheena in the fashion department! If you want to take a closer look at this photoshoot, don't miss today's full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
This handsome man walked across the bar and caught my eye. I leaned over to tell my friend that I had just spotted an attractive man. I never caught him looking over at me so I figured he wasn't interested. As he and his friends were walking out of the bar, he smiled at me, said hi, and asked to sit with us.  We chatted for about 30 minutes and exchanged numbers. Learning that he was 8 years younger, in the military, and that he was about to start his new assignment in Korea, I didn't think it was going to go anywhere. I just thought we would have a few days of fun and he would leave. Well, our first date turned into a week and a half long magical adventure. He was different from anyone I had ever met and we were smitten but we decided a long-distance relationship was not for us. That all changed, after weeks of talking on the phone for hours while we were apart. We quickly fell in love.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Well, it's not as romantic as you would think haha. We were on the phone, planning his trip back to the states and I mentioned how we should drive up the coast to Big Sur. I said something like "Big Sur would be a beautiful place to elope" and he said, "let's do it". This scenario is the perfect picture of us as a couple, spontaneous, free-spirited, and adventurous risk-takers.
 
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.
This was my second wedding and I did not want it anything like my first. Isaac and I wanted it intimate and special. I had 5 weeks to plan the whole thing!- photographer, wedding outfits, location, videographer, flowers, everything! Even though it was an elopement, I still wanted it done elegantly.  Being in the wedding industry myself, it was easy to find photographers that we wanted to work with. Marlies Hartmann is one of the most talented women I have ever met, but what makes her so special is not only her work but that she is kind, generous, and downright fun. She was such a special part of our day. I had never been to Big Sur so I bombarded with questions and she was the one to recommend La Ventana to us. We fell in love with the place! The natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean and Big Sur were all the decor we needed for our wedding. I would have to say the toughest part was finding a florist. There is only one in Big Sur and she is a bit difficult to get in touch with. It ended up working out but it probably stressed me out the most. For our outfits, I took a risk on a designer I found on Etsy. She executed my designs perfectly, and had everything shipped to me within 4 weeks! Our outfits came out better than I could have imagined. D Stone Jewelry provided me with the most stunning bridal jewelry to match. Of course, I did my own makeup but I booked a very talented woman from Glamology Beautylounge to do my hair. There aren't any vendors in Big Sur so I found her in Salinas. We ended up booking our videographer last because we weren't even sure if we wanted one but it was one of the best decisions we made! The video is stunning!! I wanted to create our dream wedding and it was just that. Our best friends married us on a bluff, overlooking the Pacific ocean. It was perfection.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Isaac is not Indian but I knew I wanted my Indian culture incorporated into our clothing. It just had to be fusion. I am Malayalee Christian and typically we wear bridal gowns for our weddings. I wore one the first time but this time I knew I wanted something out of my Bollywood dreams- an outfit that is simple, elegant, but also made me feel sexy so I had to have the high slit and cleavage. I wanted off white to stick to the traditional bridal look. So it was traditional but with a modern twist.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved designing our clothes! Fashion has always been a passion of mine and it was really fun to see my vision come to life
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We didn't have many but that was the best part. They loved the intimacy
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes, there was a moment when I just took it all in- the ocean waves crashing, the crisp air, the sight of us overlooking the ocean, my best friend in front of me (someone who had seen me through my best and worst times), my love holding my hand reciting his vows. It was pure magic. I remember thinking wow, I get a second chance at love, but this time I get to do it my way.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice is to do it the way you want it. Weddings these days become so much more about everyone else, instead of the couple. To me, a wedding is about celebrating the couple's love and union and it is important to remember and honor that. Also, enjoy the day! Things always go wrong but just flow with it.

More coming in a bit, ladies!
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Ceremony Venue: Big Sur | Floral & Decor: Big Sur Flowers | Hair: Glamology Beauty Lounge | Makeup: Makeup by Shilpa | Bridal Fashions: Glam and Groove | Bridal Jewelry: D Stone Jewelry | Cinematography: Balerina Films | Photography: M. Hart Photography | Fashion Designer: Sheek by Sheena


Fairfax Station, VA Sikh Wedding by Catch Motion Photography

Happy Friday, ladies! We can't think of a better way to get to the weekend than taking a look at Joyti & Sonny'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 Mehndi that we are sure you are going to love as it was beautiful beyond words! This pre-wedding ceremony was full of extravagance, Indian flair, vibrant colors, and lots of fun! And we are so glad Catch Motion Photography has taken us along for the ride through their fantastic shots! SW Events designed this pre-wedding event to perfection while Yaadein Weddings followed their lead, creating a minimalist but lovely decor featuring multicolored hues that everyone loved. Although everything was captivating, it was Joyti who stole all the looks dressed in purple lengha with golden embroidery after being glamorized by Sonia Iqbal. Without any question, this was the best way to kick off with the wedding festivities! See all the details of this Mehndi at the gallery that we have prepared for today! And if you want a little extra, you can take a look at the blockbuster film by The Wedding Cartel already featured in our Video Blog!

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There is a lovely ceremony right around the corner, so make sure to check it out!

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Planning & Design: SW Events | Cinematographer: The Wedding Cartel | Photographer: Catch Motion Photography | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Foundation of Virginia | Reception Venue: Foxchase Manor | Floral & Decor: Yaadein Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Sonia Iqbal | Catering: Panj Tara | DJ: Platinum Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Custom Cakes and Cupcakes by Angela Hines


Chicago, IL Indian Wedding by Anna Wu Photography

Welcome back, ladies! Priyanka & Karthik's love story continues, and thanks to the fantastic shots captured by Anna Wu Photography, we still have plenty more to admire! So, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy these lovebird's wedding ceremony! Held at the exclusive Intercontinental Hotel, this wedding ceremony was one for the books! But how could it not to, if this solemn event was entirely planned and executed by Engaging Events by Ali. And you know that whenever we have this fantast team onboard, there is nothing less than perfection to be expected! To enhance the overall experience of this wedding ceremony, Kehoe Designs crafted a fantastic decor featuring multicolored floral arrangements that set the mood for this life-changing event! And oh, boy, everything was so mesmerizing that seemed taken out from a fairytale! And talking about mesmerizing, take a look at Priyanka's look! She burst into the room wearing a trendy multicolored lengha after being glamorized by Hala Beauty. And she mesmerized and bewitched everyone with so much beauty reflected on her fantastic look! If you can't get enough of this dreamy ceremony, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today! It packs tons of inspiring shots that you are going to love!

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We still have one more stop, ladies! So stick around! 

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Planning & Design: Engaging Events by Ali | Floral & Decor: Kehoe Designs | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Intercontinental Hotel | Hair & Makeup: Hala Beauty | Catering: Gaylord Catering | DJ: DJ Jeet | Baraat (Dhol): Ravi Bindra | Cake & Treats: Bittersweet Bakery | Cinematography: EVP Films | Photography: Anna Wu Photography | Lighting: BlackOak Technical Productions


Playa del Carmen, MX Indian Wedding by Sarani Weddings

Hello there, ladies! We have arrived at part three of this real-life fairytale, and believe us; you are up for quite a visual treat. So, get ready to enjoy this fantastic reception party hosted at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya! Once again, Indian Destination Weddings showed why they are famous for being the best ally when planning an International Destination Wedding in Mexico as their work is absolutely amazing! Although every single detail surrounding this reception was terrific, you know that you need to have a great DJ if you want to take your celebration to the next level! That is why Gopi & Ronak decided to bring Dhoom Events Indian Wedding DJ on board as they have a real talent in turning every event into a never to forget party! There is no wonder why everyone danced the night away and only stopped to enjoy the delicious food prepared by the catering team from Hard Rock Riviera Maya. Everyone had such a great time that booth from Quiroo Photobooth never stopped taking pictures to keep a good memory of the evening! And talking about pictures, you don't want to miss the visual masterpieces from Sarani Weddings in today's gallery! Every single shot is so amazing that it almost feels like if you are seeing the images of a princess fairytale! So, go check them out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ronak and I met my freshman year of college at a dance competition we hosted at UT Austin. We randomly kept in touch as friends for several years after that and met up again in Chicago when I went to visit some friends in 2014. We talked nonstop after that and officially started dating a few months later. We did long distance for about 2.5 years before we both moved to Philadelphia to finally be closer to each other!
 
I'm not sure if there was an exact moment in time that I knew Ronak was "the one", but I knew pretty early on that he was someone I could see myself spending the rest of my life with. :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ronak proposed on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at a gazebo behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I arrived thinking I was just attending a 'Yelp Elite' wine tasting event with my soon-to-be sister-in-law and another friend. When we arrived at the top of the hill and started walking towards the gazebo I saw Ronak standing in the middle of it, suited up and looking as handsome as ever. :) I immediately started to cry (lol) and he held out his hand and asked me to dance (he had 'Thinking Out Loud' playing on his phone in his pocket haha). He said a bunch of sweet things that I can honestly hardly remember but before I knew it, he was down on one knee asking me to marry him! Then both of our families came and surprised me, and we all went to dinner together. Just when I thought the night couldn't get any better, Ronak pulled off one final surprise by throwing a huge party with all our closest friends at the rooftop of his apartment building. It was truly one of the most perfect days! :)
 
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 off venue shopping in Texas last year (where I'm from and where my parents live), thinking that's where we'd be hosting the wedding. After spending an entire weekend looking at venues and hotels that all looked the same, I came back to Philly and complained to Ronak that I didn't find one I loved. He threw out the idea of doing a destination wedding, and I laughed and said our parents would probably never agree to that. Long story short, they agreed and we decided on a destination wedding in Mexico, and it was honestly one of the best decisions we made!
 
Besides working with Ateet Ahuja from Indian Destination Weddings to help our guests get booked, I decided to do all the planning myself. I'll admit it was very hard at times since the majority, if not all, of the planning was done via email since we weren't able to go meet our vendors in person. But honestly all the vendors there are great to work with, and so understanding of what we need for an Indian wedding. Here's who we worked with for everything:
 
Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings

Venue: Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Decor: Latin Asia
Florist: Tulipania
Food: Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Hair/MUA: Alex Corbanezi Beauty & Co.
Photo/video: Sarani Weddings
DJ: Dhoom Events - DJ Milin Jani
Audio/video equipment: PSAV Mexico
Entertainment:
Producciones Arteum - salsa lesson for our Welcome Fiesta and live saxophonist for the cocktail hour
 
Drums in Paradise - dhol player and vintage car for the baraat
 
Pyrotech - cold fireworks for the reception
 
Quiroo photobooth - photobooth at the cocktail hour and reception
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I didn't really have a clear cut vision of what I wanted, but I'm so glad I took the time to try on a variety of styles because I really didn't like some of the styles that I thought I'd love. I went home to Houston one weekend to get some shopping done, and after looking up and down every store on Hilcroft and not finding anything, we decided to check out Panache by Sharmeen, as I'd heard great things about her and her selection. We originally went to look for reception outfits there, but my sister came across this beautiful red lehenga. She made me try it on and we all fell in love with it! Sharmeen worked with me on making a custom blouse for it since I knew I wanted to have emerald green, and we also custom made the dupatta's I wore. I love how it all turned out and Sharmeen was great to work with!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Probably selecting the decor details and then seeing it all come together towards the end! And of course having the weekend go as smoothly and flawlessly as possible, and hearing our guests tell us how much they enjoyed everything was just the cherry on top :)
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
From what we've heard, everyone really loved and appreciated the uniqueness of the destination wedding. I know they're getting increasingly popular these days but the majority of our guests had never attended one, and everyone just loved how our wedding also served as a mini-vacation for them!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It truly went by in the blink of an eye, but seeing Ronak on our wedding morning for our first look photos is a moment I'll never forget. :)
 
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.
Check out my wedding highlights on my Instagram page for all the deets :)
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process! Wedding planning isn't always the most fun, but it pays off and will truly be the most memorable time in your life! Also, try on different styles of outfits before committing to one! Everything always looks better on Pinterest, but you may not always love how it looks on yourself. :)
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Check out my wedding highlights on my Instagram page for all the deets :)

That is all for today, darlings! See you tomorrow for more!
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DJ: Dhoom Events Indian Wedding DJ | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Catering: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Florist: Tulipania | Decor: Latin Asia | Hair & Makeup: Alex Corbanezi Beauty & Co. | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cinematography: Sarani Weddings | Live Music: Jackie Vasquez | Photo Booth: Quiroo Photobooth | Photography: Sarani Weddings | Audio & Video Equipment: PSAV Mexico


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