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Kirkland, WA Indian Wedding by VanWeddings Inc

Good morning, Maharanis! We missed you so much during the weekend, but thankfully it is Monday again, and we are glad to have you back as we were dying to share a new charming wedding celebration with you! Today's magical love story follows the romantic journey through Sowmya & Nimesh's wedding bliss. And all we have to say is that this fabulous celebration is what all Mharanis dream about. So let's not wait any longer and jump right into it. From the colorful and fun-loving Sangeet celebrated at The Westin Bellevue to the magical reception party at The Golf Club at Newcastle, where all guests enjoyed a delicious cake baked by Crème de la Crème, everything was perfect beyond words! But there is no surprise here as Occasions Wedding and Event Planning was the mastermind behind all the planning and execution of this incredible event. And you know that anytime this talented and highly experienced team is present, there is nothing else but perfection delivered, and this time was no exception! Thankfully the good friends from VanWeddings Inc. were there to capture all the beauty and amazingness surrounding this wedding affair as words are not enough to describe how breathtaking everything was. One of our favorite moments of the entire wedding bash was the outdoor ceremony hosted at the Woodmark Hotel and Spa. The surroundings of this wedding venue, combined with the spectacular decor crafted by Aria Style, became the perfect backdrop for Sowmya & Nimesh to tie the knot. And if you thought that the decor and the entire scenery was already beautiful, wait to see the bewitching look of our gorgeous Maharani! She walked down the aisle to meet the love of her life, wearing a gorgeous dual-tone lengha and looking like a beauty vision after being pampered by Salon Maison. The sleek hairstyle and the nude makeup combined with the Mehndi art designed by Rinis Henna praised Sowmya's natural beauty, endowing her with so much elegance and traditional flair that Raja Nimesh couldn't take his eyes off of her, and neither do we! Hands down, this was the dreamy wedding ceremony Sowmya & Nimesh always wanted. And what better way to immortalize it than having the best artists like Impressions Live Art and Catalina Garreton creating a live painting of your special day! If you want to take a closer look at this dazzling wedding celebration, don't miss the full gallery that we have prepared for today. We are sure you are going to love every bit of it, not to mention that you will take tons of inspiring ideas.

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What a great way to start this new week, isn't it ladies? Remember that we have new stories every day, so don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!

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Planning & Design: Occasions Wedding and Event Planning | Venues: The Golf Club at Newcastle | Sangeet Venue: The Westin Bellevue | Ceremony Venue: Woodmark Hotel and Spa | Floral & Decor: Aria Style | Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison | Catering (Wedding Lunch and Cocktail Hour): The Spice Route | DJ: Braden Landon | Baraat: Rock the Dohl | Cake & Treats: Crème de la Crème | Cinematography: VanWeddings Inc. | Lighting: Braden Landon | Mehndi Artist: Rinis Henna | Photo Booth: 1000 Words Events | Rentals: Aria Style | Live Artis: Catalina Garreton | Live Artist: Impressions Live Art | Photography: VanWeddings Inc.


Anand, India Indian Wedding by Ami Video

Good morning, Maharanis! We hope you are staying safe and taking advantage of this lockdown to spend time with your family! Today, we have prepared something special for you. We are taking you on a trip to India, for you to join Radha & Ankit at their big wedding celebration. And there is so much to admire on this grand event that we couldn't help but make a double feature! So get yourself comfortable, grab a cup of your preferred hot beverage, and enjoy the marvelous gallery below. And if that is not enough, you'll find more of this wedding in today's Video Blog. They are both brought to you thanks to Ami Video. And you know that there is only amazingness to expect when this highly experienced team is around! The entire wedding festivities were a cornucopia of colors, emotions, and traditional flair that we can't stop seeing. From the vibrant and joyful Sangeet held at the Swaraj Nandan Baug, to the enchanting wedding ceremony officiated at the Madhubhan Resort and Spa, everything was beyond perfect. But there is no surprise here as Velvet Events was the mastermind that took care of planning and decoring every inch of this event. And after seeing their marvelous work, there is no wonder why they are the go-to-guys when trying to make your dream wedding come to life in the most seamlessly possible way. The wedding celebration concluded with a fabulous reception overflowing with exquisiteness and glamour, where all guests enjoyed delicious plates prepared by Jay Excellency and danced the night away to the upbeat melodies played by Deejay Vishal. Hands down, this was the dream wedding celebration Radha & Ankit always wanted, and we are happy beyond words to see these two soulmates become one through love. It is amazing!

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What a fantastic wedding celebration, isn't it ladies? And we still have more incredible stories waiting for you. So make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

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Sangeet Venue: Swaraj Nandan Baug | Ceremony Venue: Madhubhan Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Velvet Events | Floral & Decor: Velvet Events | Catering: Jay Excellency | DJ: Deejay Vishal | Cinematography: Ami Video | Event Designer: Aashka Ghelani | Photography: Ami Video | Bridal Fashion Designer: JigyaM


Grand Rapids, MI Sikh Fusion Wedding by Syan Video Productions

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We hope your week has been off to a great start! Today, as we always do, we wanted to give you an extra dose of inspiration for you to enjoy yourself while staying safe at home. So, get yourself comfortable, pour yourself a glass of your favorite hot beverage, and get ready to dive into all the beauty that surrounded Jasdeep & Paramdeep's big fusion wedding! We are starting this inspirational journey by taking a look at a bright and fun-loving Sangeet ceremony held inside the halls of the exclusive Crowne Plaza Grand RapidsFormatic Events did a fantastic job with the overall planning and execution of this pre-wedding ceremony. They transformed the interiors of this venue into a magical setting surrounded by traditional fabrics in bright and bold colors, more than suitable for this festive occasion. Everyone loved this Sangeet ceremony, but it was ultra-special for our gorgeous Maharani, Jasdeep, as she got to share this fantastic time surrounded by her family. They accompanied every step of this celebration and even had exceptional participation by designing the fabulous Mehndi she rocked during the entire festivities. That is full tradition to its core! If you want to take a closer look at this joyful event, don't miss the fabulous shots compiled in today's gallery. And if that is not enough, don't miss the cinematographic delight featured in today's Video Blog. Both are visual masterpieces created by Syan Video Productions, and you know that whenever this team is present, there is nothing but perfection to be expected! So go check them out!

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There is more coming in a bit, ladies. So make sure to stick around!

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Sangeet Venue: Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids | Ceremony Venue: Grand Rapid Gurudwara Sahib | Reception Venue: Trillium Event Center | Planning & Design: Formatic Events | Floral & Decor: Formatic Events | Hair & Makeup: Noor Painters | DJ: DJ Epic | Baraat: DJ Epic | Bridal Fashion: From India | Bridal Jewelry: From India | Cake & Treats: Family | Cinematography: Syan Video Productions | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Noor Painters | Event Designer: Formatic Events | Favors: Formatic Events | Fireworks: DJ Epic | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Formatic Events | Lighting: DJ Epic | Mehndi Artist: Family | Photography: Syan Video Productions


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


Big Sur, CA Indian Wedding by M. Hart Photography

Welcome back, darlings! If you were captivated by Shilpa & Isaac's pre-wedding photoshoot, wait to see the first look photoshoot they had on her big wedding day! So, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy this visual journey brought to you thanks to the talented team from M. Hart Photography! Today's blushing Maharani sneaked out to surprise her Raja in a fabulous photoshoot filled to the brim with elegance, beauty, and romance! As soon as Isaac laid eyes on her, he got amazed by so much beauty. A big smile was drawn on his face, and he couldn't take his eyes off of her! But we don't blame him, as Shilpa was a vision of beauty! She took care of her makeup, and if you loved it as much as we did, you could find her at Makeup by Shilpa in case you want to get glamorized by her for your big wedding day! Glamology Beauty Lounge designed the sleek hairstyle while Glam and Groove took care of her fashion needs! But that is not all! Shilpa added an extra touch of sparkle to her look wearing beautiful pieces of jewelry from D Stone Jewelry, and we cannot stretch how much we loved her final look! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, you'll be thrilled to know that you can find more of them in today's gallery and in our Best of 2019 Magazine! So, make sure to check it out!

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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.

We are about to unveil the romantic and intimate ceremony that united these two in marriage, so stick around if you don't want to miss it!
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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


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