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Newport Coast, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Hello, darlings! We are back on the imposing Pelican Hill to walk you through the magical reception of our lovebirds Anamika & Rahul. For the first part of this reception, we are replacing the beautiful gardens with an elegant and majestic ballroom. The amazing and exceptional lightning created by 3D Sounds combined with all the ornaments and decoration put together by Shawna Yamamoto Event Design created a magical and almost surreal atmosphere that seemed to be taken out of one of the most wonderful and unique fairytales. This impressive scenario was the perfect plot for Anamika's & Rahul's first dance as husband and wife. All the attendants were delightfully watching how the newlyweds moved to the beat of the most beautiful melodies, while the elegant chandelier provided the perfect spotlight to enhance this romantic scene. After the dance, the reception was taken back to the impressive gardens but this time, it was the moon that created the perfect lighting for our lovely couple to take the first cut at the cake. Definitely one of the most remarkable moments of the evening, and thanks to the gallery created by Lin & Jirsa Photography and to the film of Peter Nguyen Studio we get to take a look at it and we can fell just like if we were there. The night was getting closer to the end just the same way this story started, with Anamika's & Rahul's love spreading through the air, just that this time, this was marking the beginning of a lifetime love story that will forever be recalled. 

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If you enjoyed this love story, stick around as we have more to come. Have a wonderful rest of the day! 

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DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Pelican Hill | Planning & Design: Details Details - Michelle | Floral & Decor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Flawless Faces | Cake & Treats: Grace & Honey Cakes | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography


Tulum, Mexico Indian Fusion Wedding by Del Sol Photography

Hello Maharanis! I'm super excited to bring a new unique wedding festivity, this time, on the sandy beaches of Tulum in Mexico! Eera & Joseph decided to tied the knot in a vibrant fusion wedding that joined not only two beautiful souls but two cultures at the fabulous Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa. This intercultural union kicked off with a beautiful Sangeet night that welcomed both families into the wedding spree and that displayed a colorful theme of drapery and traditional props all created by the decor genius Alquimia Events. The entertainment experts of Drums in Paradise wowed the crowd with a great glowing show that completed the fun these two had during their long-awaited pre-wedding night! As the sun went down, the dreamy coastline of Tulum served as a backdrop for the stunning intimate photo shoot that Del Sol Photography's team prepared for the charming soulmates, who looked their best for such a special night!  What could possibly be more romantic? Head into our gallery and enjoy the first event of this marvelous destination wedding! 

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Remember to come back loves! All the grandeur of the Hindu ceremony waits for you in our next feature!

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Venues: Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa | Floral & Decor: Alquimia Events | Planning & Design: Landy Cahum | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shilpa | Catering: Taste of India | DJ: PlugIn Audiovisual | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cinematography: Del Sol Photography | Photography: Del Sol Photography | Live Music: Bitter Sweet Violin | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndi by CB&Co. | Glow Show: Drums in Paradise


Anaheim, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Hey there Maharanis! I'm super excited because the great Peter Nguyen Studio takes us through the beautiful wedding journey of Chandni and Jay as part of today's editorial feature! After a special and intimate Mehndi event, a vivid Garba night was the point of departure for these lovebirds who created a magnificent "Indian Village" theme for the occasion! Kumba Events was the creative mind behind the colorful umbrellas, the rickshaw ride, the lovely swing and the charming food stalls that gave the real feeling of being on the streets of India! Besides the traditional props, the Dandiya Raas dance was a huge success thanks to the lovely custom-made Dandiya sticks that had the name of the happy couple on them! Jayshree Gohil and Girish Gohil animated the celebrations with their fantastic live music while their families also contributed by performing wonderful dances. Chandni and Jay both had bright stylish ensembles! Chandi looked fabulous in her tri color outfit and her side braid hairstyle by the talented Dolled up by Lulu livened up the entire look! We'got more in our files so visit the full gallery for more awesome details on this event!

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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. 

Find and an enchanting dose of inspiration in our following post!
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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)


Newport Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Aiya Photography

We keep reviewing the lovely union of Poorva and Nilayam! We have reached the moment to relive the relax and romantic outdoor wedding reception at the captivating grounds of The Resort at Pelican Hil, and for that particular goal, Aiya Photography has brought all the imagery of the fantastic soiree. The twilight provided the perfect lighting for a sweet photo shoot, where the new Mrs. Poorva struck the pose in a fine teal color lehenga, gracefully beautified with some side-swept flawless curls by Dolled up by Lulu and bedecked with enchanting light jewelry, while her beau Nilayam made a statement in a three-piece suit he accessorized with a peacock feather boutonniere. The starry night was enlivened by the pumping music of 3D Sounds while their lighting gave the right festive ambiance to this summer reception that was provided with the most beautiful decors by Shawna Yamamoto Event Design. Each table displayed bright and fresh blooms while a flavorful layer orange cake was served as dessert after the delicious dinner served by Natraj Catering and Restaurants! Let's rewind and bring back to life the best moments of Poorva and Nilayam's outdoor reception through our gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through Coffee Meets Bagel.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Nilayam took me zip-lining one weekend and proposed with a ring pop - something he had always wanted to do. We celebrated with our family a couple of weeks later where he replaced the ring pop with a beautiful sunset-inspired ring. It was the perfect proposal for us: dorky and adventurous!
 
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.
Both of us wanted a wedding near the beach and so we focused our search along the southern California coast. We chose The Resort at Pelican Hill for its gorgeous views, grand but simple architecture, and open-sky feel. The ocean breeze was absolutely perfect. Our vendors were chosen through a combination of bridal shows, planner recommendations, and word-of-mouth reviews. 
We wanted to make our guests and us feel at home as much as possible so we really focused on the little details including designing our invites and stationery.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear orange and not the traditional red. I also knew I didn't want something too heavy as I have a small stature and our wedding would be outdoors in August. I found my wedding lengha in a small boutique in New Delhi and knew instantly that it represented me and what I wanted to wear on my special day. Similarly, I knew I wanted to wear a teal colored lengha for my reception and was able to find something that suited my style and personality.
My Sangeet outfit was the most special as I had the honor of wearing my mom's wedding lengha. I had a new blouse designed to make part of the outfit mine but it meant a lot to me to be able to wear her lengha.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was planning the personal details and touches that Nilayam and I had designed. We made our own guest book with our wedding colors, created our own table numbers to match our pun theme, went through old pictures to place on our cocktail tables, designed and wrote our own wedding invitations, and designed and wrote the program card. We wanted to infuse the wedding with our personalities and really make our guests feel at home. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests felt that they felt well taken care of and very comfortable throughout the whole day. Having an outdoor wedding in the middle of August was a cause of concern due to the heat. We made sure guests had ample shade throughout the ceremony along with custom sunglasses, fans, and plenty of food and drinks.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Nilayam's favorite moment was watching me walk down the aisle to the mandap.  My favorite moment was being able to dance with him and our family and friends in our joint baraat. 
 
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.
All other ceremonies were held at our homes. Our Sangeet was held at my parent's house in San Diego which was very special. We had a great time watching our family and friends perform their prepared dances. I had an especially fun time performing a dance with my sister. Monsoon catered our Sangeet with fusion food like pani puri shots and gnocchi tikka masala. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to find moments in the day where you can soak in all that is happening. I felt this helped me to really soak in everything and I didn't feel like the day(s) went by in a blur, as I was warned.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehndi was done by Tejal Shah from Henna San Diego. I loved working with her as she took the time to understand the look that I wanted. 
Our venue was absolutely stunning. We kept our decor to a minimum so the venue and the ocean backdrop would shine through. At the same time, we wanted the decor we had to be vibrant and colorful, staying true to a traditional Indian wedding. 
Our florist, Shawna Yamamoto Event Design was able to bring our vision to life, including incorporating my favorite flower, gerbera daisies! 
Our flautist, Anis Chandani set the mood perfectly during the ceremony. 
Our pundit, Ravi Trivedi made our ceremony understandable and extremely engaging for us and our guests.
 
I will be back tomorrow to show the best of our Indian wedding files!
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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Draping/Styling: Bridal By Nisha | Catering: Natraj Catering and Restaurants | Photography: Aiya Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill | Planning & Design: Details Details | Floral & Decor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | Bridal Fashion: Vandana Sethi Designer (India) | Bridal Fashion: Jainee (India) | Cake & Treats: The Cake Korner | Live Music: Anis Chandani | Groom Fashion: Kora by Nilesh Mitesh (India) | Groom Fashion (Reception): Ted Baker | Priest: Ravi Trivedi | Pedicab/Rikshaw: The Los Angeles Pedicab Company


Cincinnati, OH Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Maharanis! As part of our Best of 2018 weddings, today we've got the beautiful Indian nuptials of Alisha and Savio, masterfully planned and executed by Sonal J Shah Events! We are starting with an ecstatic pre-wedding photo session by the fearless and always talented photo team of Priyanca Rao Photography amidst the vibrant city of Cincinnati! The magic urban setting contrasted flawlessly with the soon-to-be newlyweds' elegant outfits and together resulted in some seriously pretty portraits! The fabulous wedding events kicked-off with a traditional mehndi night and was immediately followed by an extraordinary musical night! Weddings InStyle added the festive and striking red decor, featuring a fabulous candle wall and sophisticated crystal lamps. For this awaited pre-wedding celebration our lovely Maharani Alisha donned a mesmerizing floral teal color lehenga that was crowned with a graceful floral updo created by KC Makeup by Karuna Chani! For a fun-filled and energetic ambiance, the super talented AATMA Performing Arts took the live dance spectacle to the next level while the lovely twosome showed their best moves and steps as well! See all the Sangeet wonder for yourself in the complete gallery.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Savio and I met when I went to visit one of my good friends in Cincinnati, where I had lived previously. We hit it off, and began dating long distance! I knew Savio was "the one" when I never got tired of spending time with him. I can be introverted and re-energize with alone time, but I actually felt better and more energized after I spent time with him. He felt like family to me. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Savio proposed in Hyde Park in Cincinnati closeby where we had first met. We were at a get together with some of our friends when he suggested that we live to get ice cream at a local ice cream spot nearby. I thought that was peculiar for him but we both loved this place so we went. Shortly after we shared our banana split, Savio got on one knee and proposed. It was very special! We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with our friends and family. 
 
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.
Upon starting the wedding planning journey, I knew I needed someone who had good taste, direction, and choices. I was in the midst of my busy fellowship and did not live in the same city as my parents so I knew planning was going to be a bit of a challenge. After doing some research, we reached out to Sonal Shah who really vibed well with all of us. I knew that we wanted to get married in Cincinnati, Ohio because it was where we met and got engaged. Sonal provided excellent options for both local and non-local vendors. 
 
What was really special about my hair and makeup was that my mom had been getting names and numbers of vendors even 10 years before I was engaged. Karuna Chani had come to Cincinnati, Ohio from NYC many years ago for a wedding, and my mom got her card. She still had Karuna's card and we called her up and booked her ASAP. It was the best decision we made because she showered my mom and me with positive vibes and was so much fun to get ready with. Every look that I had was exactly as I had wanted it, and I let her take the creative initiative with each step. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mom and I went to India to select my wedding clothes. Actually, because I was in the midst of fellowship, I only had 4 days in India. We had very productive days and made it happen in just a few days! I knew I wanted a red Sabyasachi gown before even going to India. The dress I chose was the first one I set my eyes on in the store. It was the best experience. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable process of planning was spending time with my parents. We talked on the phone very often, and I was lucky because my mom took the initiative on most of the planning. She coordinated with Sonal and all the vendors. Going to India with them was so much fun, and I will never forget how we worked hard together to create a magical weekend, and it was exactly that! We were not stressed or worried about the whole weekend because we knew Sonal and her team had everything in control going forward. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests loved the food, dancing, and overall ambiance of the wedding. I heard the cocktail hour was amazing with Dave Sharma on the electric tabla! 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment that plays in my mind was our first look. Priyanca picked out the most beautiful and scenic spot in downtown Cincinnati with a portrait of a woman in the background. The look on his face and spending that time alone together was my favorite. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom would - enjoy the process! It goes so quickly, and it can be stressful at times, but hire your vendors early on and have a good wedding planner.  Your weekend will then be amazing and unforgettable! 

Come back and check out the ceremony day fashion, coming up next!

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Floral & Decor: Weddings InStyle | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: AATMA Performing Arts | Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Cinematography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati | Planning & Design: Sonal J Shah Events | Hair and Makeup: KC Makeup | Hair and Makeup: Alba Beauty Studio | Catering: The Taj Mahal Inc | DJ: Opening Minds Entertainment | Cake & Treats: The BonBonerie | Lighting: CLEAR Lighting | Dance Floor Wrap: Elephant Head Graphics | Electro Tabla: Dave Sharma


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