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Orlando, FL Indian Wedding by Nathan English Photography

It takes brave people to do bold things, and what could be more bold than to tie your life to someone else's during this delicate time for the entire world?  Like a ray of sunshine, Ruchi's DM on Instagram warmed the hearts of our entire team.  Virtually of course!  Ruchi & Brian were set to get married in grand fashion in a few days, however, when life changed their course, they did what any intelligent couple does, they pivoted.  With their friends & family's best interests in mind, they got married in an intimate ceremony with only their parents, siblings, and frenchie Mylo at the bride's family home in Florida.  The bride looked ravishing in a classic red lengha from Surya Sarees and jewelry from Jewellery by Kiran Khan.  Tarak from Maharani Designs singlehandedly set up the mandap while the bride's family glammed her up inside, her mom, a freelance makeup artist, and her sister did her hair.  The couple can't wait to reschedule their fabulous reception so they can celebrate their union with their entire circle.  This family wedding celebration was expertly captured from six feet away by Nathan English Photography, so make sure you dive inside this Covid free gallery now!

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From the bride: Week before we were hit with all of this news then saw that the CDC had banned parties of 50+. We had family coming in from all over the world, and some that are at higher risk than others, so we knew it would be best to keep the ceremony intimate and only have our immediate family there who had already flown in/drove to be with us before this pandemic started. At that point, it wasn’t about us and our big parties that we wanted to have, but we wanted to do what was best for everyone in our family. So, within a week we had to cancel everything. We informed our family and friends as to what we were doing and ceremony still happened! We are, however, rescheduling our reception for a later date because everyone would still like to come down and celebrate with us. So, as of now, we are just waiting until we are cleared to reschedule that! Hopefully this answered your questions! It definitely wasn’t easy, and this is of course the shortened version. But we had to have our family and friends

Best interests in mind. I truly believe it was better this way as our parents got to spend a lot of time together and we all got to hangout and enjoy these intimate moments that will last a lifetime!

Stay home, wash your hands, and let's get through this one beautiful wedding at a time together!  Muah!

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Mandap: Maharani Designs | Hair: Bride's Sister | Makeup: Bride's Mother | Bride's Mehndi Outfit: Shilpi Gupta | Bride's Ceremony Outfit: Surya Sarees | Bridal Jewelry: Jewellery By Kiran Khan | Mehndi Artist: Tejal Patel | Groom's Mehndi Outfit: Shilpi Gupta | Groom's Ceremony Outfit: Anita Dongre | Photography: Nathan English Photography


Long Beach, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Dove Weddings

Good morning, beautiful ladies! Friday is here, and we want to end this fabulous week with a flourish so you can have a full inspiring weekend. And what better way to get that inspiration that you are always looking for, than taking a look at Avneet & Anthony's wedding celebration! If the name of this lovely couple sounds familiar, it is because we already featured their big celebration in our Video Blog, thanks to the visual masterpiece by Dove Weddings. And today, we are taking a closer look at this life-changing event, thanks to the breathtaking shots, also captured by Dove Weddings, compiled in this awesome gallery. For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at a traditional Sikh ceremony officiated at The Ebell Club Long Beach, and right off the bat, we have to say that we adored every moment of this ceremony. From the colorful and traditional decor crafted by She Shed Floral to Avneet's exquisite makeup and sleek hairstyle designed by Dolled up by Lulu, everything was pure perfection! Everyone had a great time enjoying this traditional ceremony, and they even dropped a couple of tears of happiness, seeing how these two professed their love and commitment to one another! So enjoy this grand event and stay tuned because we still have many more surprises!

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We are getting started over here. Don't go too far if you don't want to miss what is about to come!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Cinematography: Dove Weddings | Photography: Dove Weddings | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Ebell Club Long Beach | Wedding Coordination: Klink Events | Floral & Decor: She Shed Floral | Cakes & Treats: Saints and Sinners Bakeshop | Rentals (Linens): Synx Events | Live Music: JimenaFama


Flushing, NY Indian Wedding by Ajit Photography

Hello there, darlings! We know you loved Meeta & Aman's first look photoshoot, and you were dying to know more about all the beauty that surrounded their big wedding festivities! So, there is no need to keep on waiting because we are back with more details of this grand event. This time, we are taking you to the World's Fair Marina for you to take a peek at the wedding ceremony that united these betrothed in marriage. The halls of this exclusive venue transformed into a magical setting reminiscent of the interiors of an Indian palace, thanks to Prestigious Perfection, who created a marvelous decor that seemed almost surreal. Indeed, a more than perfect scenario for this life-changing event. Our gorgeous Maharani Meeta, lightened the room as she walked down the aisle dressed in a magnificent lengha from Arjun Arora Couture, very well complemented with the beautiful heels from Michael Kors. And no look is complete without a perfect makeup and hairstyle, so a big shoutout to Beauty By Tamanna for their outstanding work. And we cannot forget about the fabulous Mehndi designed by Henna by Yukti, which added an extra touch of traditional flair to Meeta's overall look! Simply Amazing! If you don't want to miss any detail of this magical ceremony, take a look at the marvelous shots captured by Ajit Photography, in today's gallery! You will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through one of our mutual friends, when I met him he wasn't the type of a guy I thought I would end up marrying. I didn't know what I want in life. We started talking through snapchat and on our first meeting "alone" which was at Starbucks, my first line to him was "this is not a date and I'm not looking for a relationship." He understood me in a way that no one could. He knew what I was feeling and what I wanted/needed every time. We talked 24x7 yet I still didn't understand what our relationship was until months later.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Haha it was totally unexpected. One of his friend was getting married in November and he had told me that there's a special dinner that she invited us to (this is in September). SOO I was like okay I'll come with you (he had told me about this dinner end of July/August). During that weekend, I asked him should I get my nails done he's like yes and then I was like nahhhh it's just a dinner. He had told me to pick him up around 5 PM so I thought to myself that maybe he just wants to drink a little since it's his friend's wedding so I was like sure why not. It was a Sunday around 1 PM he really wasn't talking to me. I wore a casual mahroon dress and went to pick him up. He was matching me (which is usually always our thing). He told me that we need to go get something in his car so I was like okay (I'm thinking flowers or gift for his friend for this dinner). He blindfolds me when we get in the car. There are many things going on in my mind and so many questions that I kept asking him. I even asked him "are you proposing me, no wait you're not because you know I have to have my nails done for that, did you get a new car?" He's like yes that's it I got a new car. He made me get out of the car and I feel sand all around my heels and I asked him the car is at the beach? He said Yes. I could hear the waves/ocean and I can't swim so I asked him are we going in the water because I'm getting scared now. He's like relax. He told me to stand in a particular place and he said I'll be right back. Few minutes later I said "I hear music.." He tells me to remind my blindfold and I see him standing there few feet away past the alley that is filled with rose petals near the champagne table with I love You balloons held up against the table on the sand. He was standing in a huge heart filled with red sand outline with more rose petals in it and the song playing was Tum Hi Ho....that was the perfect moment. :)
 
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 got engaged in February of 2019 few months after he proposed to me. I wanted this day to be perfect because we both knew that this will be one of the most important days of our lives. We decided to do mehndi/sangeet at my house because we wanted as much intimacy as possible between our families. We don't have a big family in New York and most of our relatives live back in India. We didn't hire any planner since we wanted to be involved as much as we can so we decided to do this together. We had an idea of how we wanted things to be but the hardest part was probably making a guest list and picking the venues. I'm so thankful to him for dealing with my indecisiveness and helping me throughout the journey. Picking my makeup/hair artist was easy because I knew that there would be no one better than Tamanna to do my makeup. When we went to visit World's Fair Marina for our wedding venue it happened to be the perfect setting because of it's location (right by the water - since Aman proposed to me at the beach). When we went to see Leonard's, there was no turning back. We did go to see many venues after that but my heart was set on Leonard's which Aman made it happen as well. Rest were the details. Since having done Antun's by Minar for our engagement we knew we had to do something best in terms of food and Benares was the best option. We had to pick Amit for DJ due to his awesomeness and how much people loved him from our engagement. It was really stressful. I wanted a traditional wedding and formal reception. For the wedding everyone wore indian attire (including all our guests).
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted to get a lehenga that my mom would like/her preference. We went to many stores in India. I knew I wanted a red/mahroon lehenga because that's my favorite cold and that's what my mom wanted as well. She was the one who picked my lehenga for me after I refused sooo many. I finally fell in love with this designer store in Shahpur Jat called Arjun Arora Couture. My mom loved the color/design on me and that's the one we picked. :)
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Going to see different vendors, interacting with them, and just knowing we were getting married. We enjoyed going to bridal expos and enjoying the food. Also, our families support was a major thing in the planning process.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
FOOD, Music, Decor, Everything. :)
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The morning of our wedding and our first look up to my Vidaai. All those moments were precious to me that hold a special place in my heart.
 
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 wanted to do a special dance and it worked out perfectly. Will post a video on our youtube channel soon. :)
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Relax and Enjoy those moments you spend planning for your wedding they are stressful but they won't come back.

We are about to unveil the fabulous reception party that ended these wedding festivities, so make sure to stay close if you don't want to miss it!
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Ceremony Venue: World's Fair Marina | Reception Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | Floral & Decor: Prestigious Perfection | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Tamanna | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | DJ: DJ Amit Kapoor | Baraat (Corvette): Turo | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Arjun Arora Couture | Bride's Wedding Heels: Michael Kors | Bride's Reception Outfit #1: Shakuntalm | Bride's Reception Outfit #2: Ejaaz Couture | Bride's Reception Heels: Thalia Sodi | Bride's Reception Jewelry #1: Much More | Bride's Reception Jewelry #2: ReetCreationsNY | Cake & Treats: Francesco's Bakery | Cinematography: Ajit Video | Photo | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Beauty By Tamanna | Favors: Wedding Favors Unlimited | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Royal Cards | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Yukti | Photo Booth: Tommy's Tunes | Registry: The Knot | Transportation (Corvette): Turo | Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse | Collection: Thalia Sodi | Photography: Ajit Photography


Flushing, NY Indian Wedding by Ajit Photography

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We hope you've had a great weekend full of rest and inspiring ideas. Today, we are excited to be back with a new love story that we were dying to share with you. So, without further ado, let's get ready to enjoy Meeta & Aman's wedding festivities! For this first installment, we wanted to share with your the fantastic scenes captured by Ajit Photography during a dreamy first look photo shoot. Every single shot is a visual masterpiece that showcases the most romantic and tender moments of our blushing Maharani sneaking out to surprise her future husband, and right from the start, we have to say that we loved every single shot! Our gorgeous Meeta, made her first appearance wearing a beautiful red lengha with golden embroidery and looking like royalty thanks to Beauty By Tamanna, who praised her innate beauty designing an exquisite makeup and hairstyle. And she ended up looking so ravishing that made Aman sigh when seeing her for the first time! We love how each of these photographs perpetuated the most intimate moments of this couple right before heading over to the World's Fair Marina to celebrate the big wedding ceremony that united their lives in marriage. So, do not miss today's gallery and get ready to join our lovely couple at their wedding ceremony. We are sure you're going to love it, and you'll get tons of inspiring ideas!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through one of our mutual friends, when I met him he wasn't the type of a guy I thought I would end up marrying. I didn't know what I want in life. We started talking through snapchat and on our first meeting "alone" which was at Starbucks, my first line to him was "this is not a date and I'm not looking for a relationship." He understood me in a way that no one could. He knew what I was feeling and what I wanted/needed every time. We talked 24x7 yet I still didn't understand what our relationship was until months later.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Haha it was totally unexpected. One of his friend was getting married in November and he had told me that there's a special dinner that she invited us to (this is in September). SOO I was like okay I'll come with you (he had told me about this dinner end of July/August). During that weekend, I asked him should I get my nails done he's like yes and then I was like nahhhh it's just a dinner. He had told me to pick him up around 5 PM so I thought to myself that maybe he just wants to drink a little since it's his friend's wedding so I was like sure why not. It was a Sunday around 1 PM he really wasn't talking to me. I wore a casual mahroon dress and went to pick him up. He was matching me (which is usually always our thing). He told me that we need to go get something in his car so I was like okay (I'm thinking flowers or gift for his friend for this dinner). He blindfolds me when we get in the car. There are many things going on in my mind and so many questions that I kept asking him. I even asked him "are you proposing me, no wait you're not because you know I have to have my nails done for that, did you get a new car?" He's like yes that's it I got a new car. He made me get out of the car and I feel sand all around my heels and I asked him the car is at the beach? He said Yes. I could hear the waves/ocean and I can't swim so I asked him are we going in the water because I'm getting scared now. He's like relax. He told me to stand in a particular place and he said I'll be right back. Few minutes later I said "I hear music.." He tells me to remind my blindfold and I see him standing there few feet away past the alley that is filled with rose petals near the champagne table with I love You balloons held up against the table on the sand. He was standing in a huge heart filled with red sand outline with more rose petals in it and the song playing was Tum Hi Ho....that was the perfect moment. :)
 
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 got engaged in February of 2019 few months after he proposed to me. I wanted this day to be perfect because we both knew that this will be one of the most important days of our lives. We decided to do mehndi/sangeet at my house because we wanted as much intimacy as possible between our families. We don't have a big family in New York and most of our relatives live back in India. We didn't hire any planner since we wanted to be involved as much as we can so we decided to do this together. We had an idea of how we wanted things to be but the hardest part was probably making a guest list and picking the venues. I'm so thankful to him for dealing with my indecisiveness and helping me throughout the journey. Picking my makeup/hair artist was easy because I knew that there would be no one better than Tamanna to do my makeup. When we went to visit World's Fair Marina for our wedding venue it happened to be the perfect setting because of it's location (right by the water - since Aman proposed to me at the beach). When we went to see Leonard's, there was no turning back. We did go to see many venues after that but my heart was set on Leonard's which Aman made it happen as well. Rest were the details. Since having done Antun's by Minar for our engagement we knew we had to do something best in terms of food and Benares was the best option. We had to pick Amit for DJ due to his awesomeness and how much people loved him from our engagement. It was really stressful. I wanted a traditional wedding and formal reception. For the wedding everyone wore indian attire (including all our guests).
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted to get a lehenga that my mom would like/her preference. We went to many stores in India. I knew I wanted a red/mahroon lehenga because that's my favorite cold and that's what my mom wanted as well. She was the one who picked my lehenga for me after I refused sooo many. I finally fell in love with this designer store in Shahpur Jat called Arjun Arora Couture. My mom loved the color/design on me and that's the one we picked. :)
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Going to see different vendors, interacting with them, and just knowing we were getting married. We enjoyed going to bridal expos and enjoying the food. Also, our families support was a major thing in the planning process.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
FOOD, Music, Decor, Everything. :)
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The morning of our wedding and our first look up to my Vidaai. All those moments were precious to me that hold a special place in my heart.
 
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 wanted to do a special dance and it worked out perfectly. Will post a video on our youtube channel soon. :)
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Relax and Enjoy those moments you spend planning for your wedding they are stressful but they won't come back.

We still have more beauty coming your way, so make sure to stick around.
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Romantic
Contemporary
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Ceremony Venue: World's Fair Marina | Reception Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | Floral & Decor: Prestigious Perfection | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Tamanna | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | DJ: DJ Amit Kapoor | Baraat (Corvette): Turo | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Arjun Arora Couture | Bride's Wedding Heels: Michael Kors | Bride's Reception Outfit #1: Shakuntalm | Bride's Reception Outfit #2: Ejaaz Couture | Bride's Reception Heels: Thalia Sodi | Bride's Reception Jewelry #1: Much More | Bride's Reception Jewelry #2: ReetCreationsNY | Cake & Treats: Francesco's Bakery | Cinematography: Ajit Video | Photo | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Beauty By Tamanna | Favors: Wedding Favors Unlimited | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Royal Cards | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Yukti | Photo Booth: Tommy's Tunes | Registry: The Knot | Transportation (Corvette): Turo | Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse | Collection: Thalia Sodi | Photography: Ajit Photography


Clearwater, FL Indian Wedding by Noor K Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! We know that you were utterly captivated by Tulsi & Bunty's Sangeet night that you wanted to see more of this lovely couple during their wedding festivities. So, you will be thrilled to know that we are back with all the details surrounding their big wedding ceremony hosted inside the halls of the Kapok Special Events. These lovebirds' wedding ceremony was a magical event, faithful to the traditions and backgrounds of both Tulsi & Bunty, and all we have to say is that we loved it to the fullest! Maharani Designs amazed everyone, creating a  fantastic decor reminiscent of the interiors of an Indian palace, and all the guests were left speechless when seeing this marvelous scenery for the first time! So much beauty and flair all over the place, but nothing compared to the looks of our gorgeous Tulsi. It no secret that all Maharnis want to look splendid for their big wedding day, but this time, Tulsi exceeded all expectations! She captivated everyone, bursting into the room dressed in a traditional red lengha with golden embroidery, right after being dolled up by Michele Renee The Studio. The elegant attire, the sparkling jewelry, and the fabulous Mehndi designed by Meghna rounded up a ravishing look that made Tulsi look like royalty! If you want to take a closer look at this enchanting event, don't miss today's gallery! And if that is not enough, make sure to take a look at the visual masterpiece by Noor K Photography, being featured in today's Video Blog. It is an absolute visual delight you don't want to miss! You are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
In the days of modern love, Tulsi and Bunty swiped right and matched with each other on Dil Mil back in January 2016. How could she resist a man dressed as Mario, with some adorable kids? Bunty hit Tulsi with a great one liner, "If you're a princess, will you be my princess peach?", and it all started from there. Numerous messages were sent back and forth for a few weeks before they decided it was time to meet and see if this connection would stand strong face to face. However, there was only one problem, Tulsi was on the east coast and Bunty on the west. They decided they would have to use Facetime to at least "meet" each other. January 17, 2016, they sat on a 4 hour Facetime call that changed their lives forever. Neither of them believed in love at first sight before this moment but from there onwards they knew this was for ever. They knew this was it and they had found their perfect match! On January 19, 2016 they decided it was time to tell their friends and most importantly their families about their crazy love. They spent the next few months building a strong foundation for their love and it was not long before they were best friends and knew each other better than they knew themselves. They finally decided in March, 2016 it was time to put their relationship to the test in person. Bunty, who had never left his home of California, flew across the US to meet his love in Pennsylvania. The moment they finally saw each other, they knew without a doubt that everything they had been feeling was beyond real and that this love was meant to be.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
One of the best surprise proposals ever set up! Tulsi came to California KNOWING she was going to get proposed to this trip or at least that is what she thought and told her friends and coworkers. I set up the most romantic day in Napa and she was convinced the big question was coming. It was our first day in Napa at the same spot we first went on vacation. The lighting was perfect, she looked across the table and I looked back and all I could think was “who are the kings going to sign in the off season? “ because today was not the day I was proposing. After that night, she thought she KNEW I wasn’t proposing this trip. With the help of a coworker months before our romantic Napa trip, we set up a fake invitation for a fake birthday party at a very real very romantic restaurant with a very real proposal. Heading to the “birthday party” I had to stall while family and friends set up the scene for me. Eventually getting to the restaurant where we arrived early to “help set up” for a birthday party. We walk in to a beautifully set room. At this point pictures were on the projector, candles and roses took the form of a heart on the floor. She is crying and I'm about to start my speech to her but the only words that I could sputter out are  “ will you marry me?” After the shock wore off and between snotty tears, she said yes! What I wish I could have said to her in that moment is “ Tulsi Patel, you are my soulmate, my best friend, and the person I am supposed to spend the rest of my life with. Since you have come into my life there has been nothing but good. You are the person I wake up thinking about and fall asleep dreaming about. You are the woman I want to start a family with and want to grow old with. I have never met a person with a heart as big as yours and it shows everyday with how you treat me and treat my family. If I can treat you half a good as you treat me then I can say I have accomplished something. Will you be my wife?” After she said yes, our song (Tonight by John Legend) came on and we got a quick dance in. Eventually all the people that made this night possible started coming from behind the scenes: my family and my friends as well as some of her family that has flown in from the East coast. I wasn't done with the surprises yet and I still wanted my well deserved coconut, so at 5 am we woke up my soon to be bridezilla to take her back to my parent's house. When we arrived her parents, who had also flown in from the East coast opened the door, and you bet the water works started again. It was such a sweet and thoughtful weekend! Tulsi was so surprised by the whole proposal, which she never thought was going to be possible because she is a big romantic and had thought of every possible proposal scenario in her head!
 
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 planned our wedding in 10 months including the shopping in India! It was a crazy hectic 10 months trying to plan a cross country wedding. Before the proposal even happened, Tulsi’s parents along with Bunty and Tulsi went to see Kapok Special Events and Bunty loved it just as much as we all did (we had been to weddings there before), so we actually booked the venue and date 2 weeks before the proposal was to take place! We wanted our wedding to be magical and everyone to feel like they had been transported to another place and Kapok truly made that happen with its antique statues and romantic, very elegant feel. Tulsi wanted our whole wedding to be what she called the “Floral Fantasy”. All our outfits, all the decor, our humongous wedding cake, and even Tulsi’s wedding ring were all inspired by florals to play into the Floral Fantasy. Tulsi being named after a holy plant has always felt tied to plants and florals and what they all represent. We chose florals as our theme to represent our love that is awe striking, forever blooming, and that expels love that radiates and captivates those around. Tulsi’s hair styles also contained lots of fresh flowers to keep the theme alive in all her looks! Tulsi had known from her previous friend’s weddings who she was going to use for hair and makeup for all the Tampa events, Michele Rene was the obvious choice! All other vendors were selected after searching maharani wedding’s vendor guide and after recommendations from friends and the bridal expo. The California vendors were much more difficult! Tulsi found all the vendors off of Instagram and Bunty was communicating with those vendors and making sure everything was in order. Bunty never met most of the wedding vendors until the actual wedding and Tulsi never met any of the reception vendors including actually visiting the reception venue until the actual reception, which was very unique and a little nerve wracking. Many of the small details of the wedding were purchased from small businesses found on Instagram like Tulsi’s jewelry for the grah shanti, which came from @ixorabyshikha and some items were purchased from Etsy to help keep the ideas unique and portray our personality as a couple.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that our wedding being in summertime I wanted the stick with brighter colors and the traditional red! Sabyasachi was my biggest inspiration and it took 7 days of constant searching to find the perfect lengha. We actually even drove 5 hours away to Surat, near where Bunty’s family is from, all the way from Ahmedabad, where Tulsi’s family is from and where we initially searching. It was actually kind of sentimental that i bought my lengha from where Bunty's family is from, after meeting his grandma for the first time. Tulsi went to probably about 25 different Boutiques, Designer Flagships, and Indian fashion stores before choosing the perfect red lengha with a pink accented dupatta and pink and white florals and green vines. It was everything I was hoping for and truly captured my style and essence. I looked at hundreds of lenghas before I said yes to the lengha!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our favorite part was the cake! Tulsi loved getting to help design her dream extravagant wedding cake and Bunty loved trying all the flavors and our unique at home cake tasting! We got to chose 7 different flavors for each tier, so Bunty got a tier, Tulsi got a tier, all 4 parents got a tier and we picked one we thought would be a guest favorite! The flavors were, 2 layers of red velvet white-chocolate cheesecake, cookies and cream, cookie dough, carrot cake, Tiramisu, and Rose Water. The whole process was pleasant and so stress free because we loved our vendor and how much they communicated with us and we completely trusted them to make our vision better than we could imagine!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our unique venue and decor choices! We tried to be modern and rustic and still incorporate traditional looks into our decor and the guests loved the uniqueness of all our events! There were lots of selfies with the wedding cake and everyone enjoyed the food very much! Many of our guests said our wedding was so unique and fun and they really enjoyed all the effort we put in to make it one of a kind.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking into the wedding to the song Gudiya Rani, which was the lullaby Tulsi’s mom sang her every night. Also seeing each other for the first time at the mandap was such a special moment for us since we tried to be traditional and opted out of a first look.
 
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.
Our Mendhi night was done at Tulsi's house which was decorated by herself and her family and friends. The decor was the perfect mix of florals and tradition. We chose to do something different and fun and so we had a live pizza station in our backyard which was done by Catering Specialties by Steve. All the guests loved the idea!
 
Our Sagai or engagement ceremony was done at the Hindu Temple of Florida and was decorated by Maharani Designs with elegant white draping to contracts our mint blue outfits! We also had Catering Specialties by Steve set up a taco bar which was fun for all the guests.
 
Our Sangeet was at Kapok Special events and we chose to do a rustic romantic floral theme! We had a rustic rope swing with florals for us to sit on which was parallel to a life size Radha Krishna statue that was also sitting on a swing. It was elegant and we were so awestruck by the Cake and decor! Tulsi did a 12 minute dance as a surprise for all her guests and especially Bunty, and Bunty also made a special appearance to steal a dance with Tulsi during her performance. Tulsi's bridesmaids and friends put on a lovely dance performance with Tulsi making a special appearance to the songs Lamborghini and Crazy in Love (which was one of our hashtags #Gandhiinlove). Tulsi's cousins put on a really creative performance which had dancing, singing, and even a self written poem that brought laughs and tears to us both! Tulsi's parents also sang a beautiful song that had Tulsi crying like a little baby. It was such a beautiful night and we felt so loved and special.
 
The reception in sacramento california at The Grand Pavilion was amazing. The decor done by A & S Decor took our breath away with trees, florals, and lots of candles! Our entrance also encompassed our relationship, as Bunty entered without Tulsi on a scooter and rode into and around the hall before climbing up a beautiful staircase to get Tulsi and entering together as husband and wife. The guests were so shocked and loved the entrance. Tulsi's cousin who owns Nothing Bundt Cake in  Dublin, CA was also so kind to make a cake for Bunty and Tulsi to cut and also Bundtini's for all the guests which was also kind of sentimental because Tulsi calls Bunty "buntcake" as a pet name. We also had an indian dessert bar and mango soft serve for all our guests.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't be afraid to be different and maybe a little unconventional when it comes to your wedding. Try not to stress over the little things because at the end of the day nothing will matter except for your love for one another, and that itself will make your wedding perfect. Brainstorm ideas but don't plan your wedding to a T beforehand because it most likely wont be exactly what you think up in your head. Most importantly, remember to enjoy your wedding and not worry about the small details on the day of because it flies by and in the blink of an eye you'll be wishing you were back in that moment.

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Photography: JSK Photography | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Sangeet Venue: Kapok Special Events | Ceremony Venue: Kapok Special Events | Reception Venue: Grand Pavillion Banquet Hall | Sagai Venue: Hindu Temple of Florida | Planning & Design: Tulsi Patel (Bride) | Floral & Decor: Maharani Designs | Floral & Decor (Reception): A&S Decorations | Hair & Makeup (Reception): Glam by JMK | Catering: Khasiyat Orlando | Catering (Mehndi): Catering Specialties | Catering (Sagai): Catering Specialties | Catering (Grah Shanti): Spice Kitchen | DJ: Echobell Events | DJ (Reception): Regal Weddings Entertainment | Baraat: Orlando Horse & Carriage | Cake & Treats: Tru-Cakes | Cake & Treats (Reception): Nothing Bundt Cakes | Cinematography: Noor K Photography | Cinematography (Reception): Lux Style Real Estate Media | Mehndi Artist: Meghna | Registry: The Knot | Photography (Mehndi): Rubin Patel | Photography: Noor K Photography


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