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Anaheim, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

We are back dolls! The wedding celebration of Chandni and Jay is underway! The highly-talented Peter Nguyen Photography shows us the romantic outdoor ceremony through the amazing captures that are about to fill your screen with dazzling ideas! The union was planned by the bride's father (yes! you read correctly!) her father, himself worked seamlessly as a true expert and ensured that the event came off as desired. The exclusive Sheraton Park Hotel at The Anaheim Resort was the venue of choice to hold the sacred union that was decked with a romantic style by the creatives from Kumba Events. A large aisle decorated with sweet floral pompons and petals that led to a dreamy pink floral mandap completed the wedding vision besides the striking outfits that our bride and groom picked for their big day. Raja Jay was absolutely dapper in off white and added some color to the trousseau with a deep red scarf. Saree draping specialist, Bridal By Nisha, draped and tied the red and gold lehenga set for our bride Chandni while the sought-after artist, Dolled up by Lulu, came up with an alluring makeup look to complete her wedding ceremony style! For more ceremony details, visit the full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Chandni and Jay first met at one of their mutual friend's apartment in Irvine. Towards the end of the night Jay was looking for a new beer pong partner and Chandni had volunteered to join his team. After running the table for the rest of the night the two of them starting becoming good friends. After a few hangouts, the two realized that this friendship was turning into something more. A month after the couple had met, Chandni had graduated from college and moved back home to San Fernando Valley. The couple remained friends and kept in touch through texting and phone calls. Jay always tried to get Chandni to come to hang out with him (he is very persistent) after she moved back home but the timing never seemed to work and it was hard when Chandni lived in the boonies. After 6 months of being friends and staying in touch, Jay decided to ask Chandni out on their first official date, April 6th, 2013. 
After their trip to Peru, is when Chandni knew Jay was "the one."
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The day Jay finally popped the question. Jay planned this day out to every single detail. He planned and designed a scavenger hunt with the use of a scavenger app called Klikaklu. He led Chandni to believe that they were just going out on a late anniversary date that involved an app telling us where to go all day. Jay asked a bunch of ordinary questions as if he was filling out a survey of things the couple enjoyed to do, their shoe size, favorite color, etc. Little did she know that Jay was actually gathering all this information to plan out the whole proposal ;)
 
The date started off by opening the app on their phone that had a countdown of when they could start the scavenger hunt. The concept of the app was to guide you to different locations and to match the picture in which the app would give you to reveal the next clue. The first clue lead the couple to a shopping center where they had to match an image on one of the windows of the shopping strip. Once the couple matched the picture the app revealed that they had unlocked a free reservation for a cooking class (which Chandni and Jay attended on their first anniversary). After the class was complete the couple then opened the app again to receive clue #2. This clue took them to the Oaks mall, where both Jay and Chandni had to find and match a specific directory location. Once the couple matched the picture, the app asked for them to look under the directory for an envelope. The couple opened the envelope and inside was a free coupon for Chandni to get a touch up at Sephora and a drink coupon for Jay to indulge at the local Lazy Dog restaurant. Clue #3 was a QR code printed on the bottom of the coupon code that they had to unlock which asked the couples to go to the fitting rooms at the Nordstroms located in the mall. Jay with the help of Chandni's closest friends purchased an entire outfit for the proposal and that outfit was waiting for her inside the dressing room. Once they changed into their new attire the couple then opened the last and final clue. Clue #4 the last stop on the list was Westlake Village. The clue told Chandni and Jay to follow the red balloons to their final destination where Chandni would have to type in a 8-digit code. At the final balloon, there was a table with flowers scattered all over and an iPad. Once Chandni inputted the code to unlock the iPad, a video montage started playing that Jay had created (similar to how he asked Chandni to be his girlfriend 4 years back). Once the video ended, Jay took Chandni's hand and started to express his love for her. Chandni, overwhelmed with joy, did not really remember what Jay had said because she was already in tears but recalls just saying "YES". After the proposal all of  Jay and Chandni's close family and friends came out to celebrate with the couple.
 
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.
I had my dad, Raj Patel, be my wedding planner. He organized and planned the entire wedding. I would research online and send my dad excel sheets of vendors, ideas, and pictures and he would contact multiple people and just make sure each one was executed successfully.  
 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that I wanted a velvet outfit but the color was undecided. I went to India, and my first day of shopping I did not want to buy anything. I wanted to try on different styles and different colors to get an idea of the perfect outfit that I wanted. I did my research before going to India and had a style in mind. After trying on different styles and colors, I ended up creating a custom wedding lengha. I decided to go with a traditional red with a pastel pink dupatta. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Getting to pick out every little detail of the decor. This was one aspect of the wedding that I got to have full control over and discuss with our vendor (Kumba Events). 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The ENTERTAINMENT! There were a lot of performances and a lot of music and dancing. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entire wedding was like a dream come true. My dad (who was my wedding planner) did an amazing job to make sure that the entire weekend went smoothly. I wish I could replay the entire weekend over and over. 
 
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.
I wanted to do something different for my henna night, so I had a Mediterranean themed henna party. We had Mediterranean food and decor! Additionally, for my garba night, I wanted it to look and feel like a village in India. We had food stalls ( just like the food stalls on the streets of India), decor (decorative umbrellas, matkas, bike riksha, swing, etc.) and the traditional Gujarati street food. I surprised the groom at the garba with a fusion dance and the groom surprised me at the reception with a cute "Chandni" dance (since my name is Chandni) and a bhangra dance. We had families and friends all perform both nights, which was exciting for all of the guests. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every minute of all of the events. Do not get stressed out if you see something missing or if plans change, because there is nothing you can do about it at that moment. This is your wedding day and you will cherish these moments forever.

 

Check back with me soon to watch together the blissful bash, Maharanis!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | DJ: 3D Sounds | Draping/Styling: Bridal By Nisha | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Park Hotel at The Anaheim Resort | Planning & Design: Raj Patel | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events - Hetal Gandhi | Mehndi Catering: Saj Bakery | Mehndi & Reception Catering: Taj of India | Catering - Breakfast/Vidhi/Garba & Wedding: Jay Bharat | Pan Station: PC Pan (Harshad Dave) | Mehndi Night DJ: Nirav | Cinematography: Russell John Films | Cake & Treats: Razan (A Toi Events) | Event Designer: Razan (A Toi Events) | Garba Live Music: Jayshree Gohil & Girish Gohil | Photo Booth: Magic Mirror Photo Booth | Priest: Prakash Pandya (Valley Hindu Temple)


Brampton, ON Sikh Wedding by Banga Studios

Time for more wedding bliss, Maharanis! Today's sweethearts, Harman and Dayal, will delight you with all the fun and joy of their grand Sikh wedding! The fantastic Banga Studios captured all the love between these two and immortalize the celebrations that kicked off with a lively Sangeet! The bubbly ambiance that Starzz Design and Decor created for the biggest pre-nup party included a fascinating stage, huge Moroccan lamps, and a traditional golden Jhoola charmingly festooned with long strings of marigolds! LeSonne Bridals totally nailed it with the beautiful floral side braid they created for Maharani Harman which completed the splendor of her floral lehenga! Dayal rocked a classic suit for this occasion and finished off his dark attire with a pink tie that matched his princess outfit! After all the vivid dances and cheerfulness, the main traditional affair was up next! Don't miss any detail of this love-filled event in our complete gallery!  

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See you at the ceremony! 

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Photography: Banga Studios | Ceremony Venue: Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Brampton | Reception Venue: Embassy Grand Convention Centre | Planning & Design: Shaadi Bells | Decor: Starzz Design and Decor | Floral: Ananda's Exotic Fruits and Flowers | Hair & Makeup: LeSonne Bridals | DJ: DJ Sukh | Bridal Fashions: Zardozi Couture | Cake & Treats: SK Confectionery | Entertainment: Eminence Entertainment


Huntington Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Samson Productions

We are amazed as we entered the spectacular oceanfront space of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach thanks to the inspiring images caught by Samson Productions! The brilliant photo team snapped the most adorable and candid first look images of Paayal and Jimmy in this dreamy location and amidst the ceremony setting created by Ethnic Essence Couture Events! The fabulous 3D Sounds gave the festive touch to the baraat procession that reached the magical spot in which the creative team exceeded all expectations with a precious and one-of-a-kind wedding stage that gave the feel of the couple tying the knot in a gorgeous lotus pond! The planning team of Ethnic Essence Couture Events orchestrated the romantic union, which we cannot wait to share with you! So delight in every scene of the incredible imagery Samson Productions captured in our full gallery!

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We have almost come to the end of this oceanside union, but first, we must go over the glam bash! See you in a few.

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Floral & Decor: Ethnic Essence Couture Events | DJ: 3D Sounds | Baraat: 3D Sounds | Planning & Design: Ethnic Essence Couture Events | Catering: Manohars Delhi Palace | Photography: Samson Productions | Cinematography: Samson Productions | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Hair & Makeup: Oscar Naranjo | Fruit Display: Roubik | Cake & Treats: Cheryll Creative Cakes | Mehndi Artist: Bridal Makeovers by Neha Assar | Entertainment: Anis Chandani


Bellevue, WA Indian Wedding by Alante Photography

I’m super happy to share the wonderful image-timeline of Deepti and Arnav's wedding festivities held in Bellevue just right across the Lake Washington! The first festive sounds started at the bride’s home where she had her hands and feet festooned by the henna pro artist Magical Mehendi. The afternoon sunlight completed our bride's glow in an emerald green attire and also illuminate her bridal mehndi design. The cozy venue was decorated with lovely marigold flowers and the bride had the chance to mingle with all her female besties before all the turmoil of the wedding day! After having her traditional mehndi party, Maharani Deepti joined her fiancée Arnav at the Mercer Island Community Center to admire the splendid choreographies that relatives and friends dedicated to them. The dancers swang in front of a pink draped and floral backdrop, specially created for the evening by the décor artist of Prop Gallery Events! The cheerful pink color scheme worked perfectly for such a joyful occasion! The soon to be husband and wife surely had a blast before exchanging vows! Check our full gallery for more pre-wedding moments by Alante Photography!

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All the splendors of the wedding ceremony are next! 

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Photography: Alante Photography | Sangeet Venue: Mercer Island Community Center | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Bellevue | Floral & Decor: Nalini's Flowers and Decor | Decor: Prop Gallery Events | Sangeet and Wedding | Mandap: Tapan Patel | Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison | Catering: Masala Catering | DJ: DJ Aanshul Gulati | Cakes & Treats: Mike's Amazing Cakes | Cinematography: Aaron Horton | Decor Draping/Styling: Prop Gallery Events | Lightning: Prop Gallery Events | Mehndi Artist: Magical Mehendi | Fog Effect: Crimson Haze Event Lighting | First Dance


Santa Barbara, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

We arrive at the ballroom of the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort as Shivani and Amar concluded their grand reception event. After their Indian wedding ceremony, the bride transformed to party mode with Dolled Up by Lulu helping with prep for the big night. Long locks, glowing skin, and peachy lips was the beauty look of choice! The bride chose a white and gold outfit that was perfection for the black tie soiree. Guests couldn’t stop raving about this auspicious event! From the food, decor, to the dancing; every detail was executed to the nines. Twinkling crystals, a floral wall, and a shiny white dance floor were such lux touches. We are obsessing over the tablescapes, featuring luscious orchid centerpieces intertwined with candles and glassware. The space resembled a secret garden of mystique and excitement. The bride and groom burst into the room to the sounds  of 3D Sounds, and from that moment on, the party was non-stop. We’re impressed with each and every snap captured by Lin and Jirsa, and have all magical images waiting for you in the full gallery.

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So beautiful right? See you all bright and early tomorrow with another fantastic wedding!

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Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Lishma | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Venues: Fess Parker Hilton | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Catering: Natraj Catering and Restaurants | Cinematography: Robles Video | Photographer: Lin and Jirsa | Planning & Design: Elegant Events by Nutan | Sangeet and Ceremony Floral & Decor: Sonali Flowers | Reception Floral & Decor: Events by Sammy | Catering (Mehendi/Garba/Wedding): Jay Bharat | Mehndi Artist: Hussain Maaz | Rentals: Chiavari Chairs


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