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At Maharani Weddings, we believe that every bride deserves the fairytale wedding of her dreams! Here at MaharaniWeddings.com you will find glittering seeds of inspiration for every aspect of your upcoming wedding. In addition to profiling some of the most spectacular Indian weddings from around the globe through interviews, pictures, and videos, we also hand-pick and share a list of the best Indian wedding vendors in our Maharani Weddings Platinum Guide. From event planners to photographers, dj's, florists, cinematographers, makeup artists, mehndi artists, you name it... you’ll find connections to every resource you could ever need for all your wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

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Coronado, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by D. Park Studios

Good morning, ladies! We hope you are ready for a new love story because Suman & Dain's wedding is going to take your breath away! So, get ready to enjoy it! We are starting this love journey by taking a look at a colorful Sangeet ceremony held inside the halls of the Coronado Community Center. As it could not be different, this pre-wedding celebration was full of merriment and emotions thanks to the fantastic design by Lavish Wed (Weddings & Event Design). Still, it was our gorgeous Suman who stole the show! She looked ravishing dressed in her multi-colored lengha after being glamorized by Sakina, who took care of her hairstyle and makeup needs. And we love the final result! The nude makeup, the bright lipstick, and the curly wavy hair, all a fantastic combination that praised this Maharani's look! To crown this flawless makeup, Henna San Diego created an artistic and marvelous Mehndi design that will accompany Suman during her entire wedding festivities! If you want to take a closer look at this colorful and magical ceremony, don't hesitate tho visit today's gallery. We have compiled the best shots captured by D. Park Studios, and we are sure you will love it!

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This love journey has just started, ladies! So stick around for more!

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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Sangeet Venue: Coronado Community Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel Del Coronado | Planning & Design: Lavish Wed (Weddings & Event Design) | Floral & Decor: Three Petals | Hair & Makeup: Sakina | Hair & Makeup (Bridesmaids): Love P Beauty | Catering: Mantra Restaurants | DJ: Special Occasions | Cake & Treats: Hans & Harry’s Bakery | Cinematography: Russell John Films | Photo Booth: Special Occasions | Rentals: Exclusive Event Party Rental | Rentals: NFP Rentals | Rentals: APR Event Rentals | Officiant: Pundit Ravi Trivedi | Photography: D. Park Studios


King of Prussia, PA Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hello, Maharanis! It is time to join Swati & Oo at their fantastic reception party held at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel! This vibrant and elegant event was the best way for our lovely couple to celebrate their marriage, and we are sure that everyone loved it! KM Events Management planned every small detail of this reception, contributing to making it not just classy but unforgettable. And, the exceptional decor that Mandaps by Dhoom put together was the perfect complement to set the mood for this special event. Swati & Oo had a night to remember in the company of their family and friends while dancing to the  Bollywood hits played by the DJ from B Boyz Entertainment. The dance floor was on fire, and those who were not dancing was because they were tasting the delicious plates that Rasoi prepared for this evening! Without any question, this was the perfect way to bring the wedding festivities to an end! If you want to take a closer look at this reception, make sure to check all the shots captured by Lightyear Studio in today's gallery! You are going to have a blast!

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We got to the end of this story, but there is no need to be sorry as we have more stories down the road. So make sure to join us tomorrow!

 
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Sangeet Venue: Swaminarayan Hindu Temple | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel | Planning & Design: KM Events Management | Floral & Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Hair & Makeup: Pretty Neat Beauty | Catering: Rasoi | DJ: B Boyz Entertainment | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


St. Louis, MO Indian Wedding by Astrid Johana Photography

Happy Monday, ladies! We missed you during the weekend, and we are so excited to share a new love story with you. This time, we will join Sheena & Mihir through their wedding festivities, so get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding this couple's big day! We are kicking off the wedding festivities with a colorful and vibrant Sangeet ceremony that will make you start your week full of joy and inspiring ideas. Devine Makeup Artistry created a dreamy look for Sheena that made her reminiscent of a princess from an Indian fairytale. The trendy makeup with a focal point on the eyes enhanced this Maharani's beauty and made her steal all the looks. Prashe Decor outdid themselves with a fantastic decor full of colors and traditional flair, creating the perfect background for this pre-wedding event. While everyone was having fun and enjoying the night, Astrid Johana Photography shot pictures from every angle to capture the beauty of this Sangeet ceremony. Take a look at today's gallery if you want to dive into this colorful event. You are going to enjoy every bit!

 
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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've always liked very simple and elegant styles, so that is how I went about planning all aspects of our wedding.  From our outfits to the decor, I knew I wanted a timeless simplicity with a touch of glam.  

I was very lucky in that I had my parents and sister plan all aspects of the wedding for us.  They are expert planners especially since my sister had gotten married before me and knew the ropes of wedding planning.  Everything was handled amazingly by my parents, siblings, and family.  They took care of every single detail for us.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning the wedding was seeing how my family came together to make sure we had the best weekend ever. I was actually able to relax during the planning process knowing that everything was going to be perfect with their organization and attention to detail.   
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Even though I didn't hire a wedding planner for my wedding, I was lucky to have an amazing group of family and friends to coordinate everything the day of and make sure every single detail flowed smoothly.  One of the best compliments we got about the weekend was how easy and stress-free the events were.  The guests also seemed to love the food selection, so we were very lucky to have great caterers who kept everyone full and happy. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle with my dad and maternal uncle (mama).  It was so special to have them by my side and be surrounded by our family and friends as I walked to the mandap.

Another really special moment was when my siblings, every single cousin who attended the wedding and my husband surprised me with a dance at the reception.  Most of my cousins have never danced at a wedding, so to see them participate and put in that effort for me was such a special moment. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Really enjoy the moment. The entire wedding week and weekend goes by so fast and can be overwhelming, so take it all in, try not to stress, and just enjoy yourself.  I would also remind brides-to-be that this is your wedding day, so it is okay to do what you want/what makes you happy, and not worry about pleasing everyone. 
 

The wedding ceremony is coming, so stay tuned for more!

 
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DJ: JSM Entertainment | Lighting: JSM Entertainment | Baraat: JSM Entertainment | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton St. Louis Airport | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Hair & Makeup: Devine Makeup Artistry | Cinematography: VIMAGE Studio | Photography: Astrid Johana Photography


Kalamazoo, MI Indian Wedding by Shan Photography

Hello, beauty queens! We are wrapping up Sonali & Hitesh's wedding festivities by taking a look at their reception party held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, through the lens of Shan Photography. As it could not be otherwise, this reception party characterized by the elegance and traditional flair of our lovely couple. Sequinze (Vadodara) made Sonali looked ravishing for this gala in one of their beautiful attires and rocking dazzling pieces of jewelry from their collection. Meanwhile, Makeup By Karishma took care of her beauty needs with a wavy and elegant hairstyle, very well complemented with nude makeup. Rami's Mandap crafted the decor for this gala, while Singh Innovations and DJ Mixta set the musical mood. Singh Innovations also took care of the lightning for this event. And, we love how the blue and violet hues made everything stand out even more! All the guests had a great time dancing and tasting the plates prepared by Rangoli Indian Cuisine, right before taking a bite at the delicious cake from Boonzaaijer Bakery. Don't forget to visit today's gallery, if you want to relive all the beauty surrounding this event! You're up for a visual treat!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We matched on the Dil Mil dating app and talked for two months before finally deciding to meet in person in Chicago. He was in residency in St. Louis and I was in medical school in Detroit, so that was a good halfway point for us. We had talked on the phone and FaceTimed several times before meeting in person so it felt like I already knew him. We toured the city and eventually ended up sitting by the lakeshore talking about our lives, our goals, and our feelings. Honestly, I think I knew then that he was the one. I knew this was something special.
 
More to the filminess of our first date can be found on our wedding website :)
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The whole story is also on our wedding website! And the scavenger hunt proposal cards were recently shared on Dil Mil's Instagram (link below).
 
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.
The wedding planning process is without a doubt a very stressful experience, but it was completely worth it. We did not hire a wedding planner because my family and I love planning events and we wanted to go about this our own way. We searched for vendors in both the Chicago and Detroit areas because the wedding was in my hometown Kalamazoo which is halfway between the two. Now as I look back, I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everything was perfect and exactly the way I dreamed/wanted it to be.
 
Our venue coordinators at the Radisson (Lindsay and Sam) were PHENOMENAL from the day we booked the Radisson Plaza Hotel until the very end. They didn't have much experience with Indian weddings, but we were excited and willing to learn. We met several times to go over details and timelines and they didn't miss a thing. They were so key in keeping all the events running smoothly.
 
For hair and makeup, Karishma Mehta of Makeup By Karishma was also a dream come true. I shared pictures and Pinterest posts of the looks I was going for, and she nailed it. Each event was totally unique and totally perfect. At first, I struggled with an Indian vs non-Indian makeup artist due to costs. In the end, I am glad I chose Karishma because she was able to set my jewelry and do my draping without much additional instruction, allowing my mother, sister, and other family members to also get ready in a timely fashion.
 
Last but certainly not the least, we had the BEST DJ in the industry. DJ Mixta (Micky Singh of Singh Innovations) served as our DJ and MC. We met several times over the course of the planning process to go over timing, entrances, intros, and song selections. He was our personal hype man and to this day our guests RAVE about his charisma and his energy. He worked closely with our venue coordinators to ensure things were running in a timely fashion.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I definitely wanted a more traditional red and gold look for the wedding. Red is such a bold color and just screams bridal, and I couldn't imagine getting married in anything else. I spent one day in Rajouri Gardens in Delhi, trying on different styles and designs, but nothing clicked. I eventually ended up at CTC mall which was recommended by a friend. Their selection was unbelievable. My bridal lehenga happened to be the last one I tried on at the end of the night, right as the store was closing. When they draped it on me and I twirled around, I didn't need to look any further. I just knew I had found the right one.
 
On the other hand, searching for my reception gown turned out to be more difficult that I imagined. I searched high and low through Delhi and Vadodara trying to find the perfect dress. I had always envisioned a "Starry Night" themed reception and wanted a dress to match. Ideally, it would be navy blue and silver. But with the color trends these days, that was almost impossible to find. After days and days, and dresses on dresses, I finally arrived at Sequinze. The shopkeepers were determined to make my dream come true and pulled out their very best. The gown I chose fit me perfectly. It was silver and sparkly, and could perfectly complement a navy blue backdrop. They paired it with silver jewelry set from their store, and I felt like a princess.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm a total filmy Bollywood girl at heart. I absolutely loved picking songs with special meanings for each part of every event and our DJ was key in playing them at the right times. I also loved choreographing some of the dance performances! Danced with my bridesmaids at the sangeet, choreographed the first dance with my husband, and put together a fun skit/dance for the bridal party to perform at the reception.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The DJ's constant energy and enthusiasm pumping up the crowd for performances, entrances, and the open dance floor.
 
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 have so many more thoughts and ideas, but it is impossible to share them all here. I would be happy to answer any specific questions by phone or email.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Highlight video: https://vimeo.com/361117848
 
We were also recently featured on Dil Mil's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NlOT7F5e6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

That is all for today, ladies! Enjoy the rest of your day, and join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Draping/Styling: Makeup By Karishma | Sangeet Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center | Floral & Decor: Rami's Mandap | Catering (Sangeet & Reception): Rangoli Indian Cuisine | Catering (Wedding): BAPS Shayona (Chicago) | DJ: DJ Mixta | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Lowcountry Carriage LLC | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Thakur's Sarees (Vadodara) | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): CTC Mall (New Delhi) | Bridal Fashion (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Soni Sapphire (New Delhi) | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Sequinze (Vadodara) | Cake & Treats: Boonzaaijer Bakery | Cinematography: Shan Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Sudarshan Cards | Lighting: Singh Innovations | Mehndi Artist: Ruqia Banu (Chicago) | Transportation: Lowcountry Carriage LLC


Elk Grove Village, IL Indian Fusion Wedding by R.E.M.

Good morning, ladies! Today we have a new fusion wedding featuring Bansari & Michael's 3-day wedding festivities. So get ready to enjoy it! The couple’s nuptial celebration included a colorful and vibrant Sangeet/Mehndi night hosted at the Cascade Banquets that we are sure you are going to love. The spectacular and colorful decoration put together by JD Event Design could only be overtaken by the love and beauty of our sweet couple. This night was full o merriment and dancing, but mainly it was full of traditional flair! The most anticipated moment of the evening took place when Henna Moments applied a delicate and artistic Mehendi design on our lovely Maharani. And we love the final result! R.E.M. Video & Photography captured the amazingness of this pre-wedding event in a series of shots that make us feel just like if we were there. Visit today's gallery if you want to take a closer look at this fantastic event! It is worth the while, 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"?
Late April 2016, Mike and I met at a bar in Michigan, on a Wednesday night! The very first conversation we had with one another, there was an instant spark. As the night went on, we danced, laughed, and talked all night, it felt like we already knew each other for a long time by the end of the night, Especially since stayed up all night talking!  The next day, reality hit - Mike was headed back to New York soon where he was living at the time. We both initially thought the spark would die out considering he lived ~800 miles way. Mike left after that weekend, and  I came up my several reasons why it probably won’t work, “He’s not Indian”, “long-distance?”, “It probably won’t work”, “We’re too different” etc. That last till about 2-3 weeks until the next time we saw each other again. As mike got out of his car and ran up to hug me, my heart skip a beat and I knew there was something stronger there. Shortly after, Mike relocated to back home to Michigan, over time we became best friends, each other’s support system, and sometimes each other's worst enemies. From all the ups and downs, one thing we both knew for certain was that we wanted to spend our lives together. That is the story of how it all began, and well, the rest is history!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Location: Mackinac Island, MI
Date: 05.27.2018
 
Memorial day 2018, Michael & I took a family vacation to Mackinac Island. Our second day at Mackinac Island, we decided to bike the 8-mile outer trail around the island, with breathtaking scenery and views. We stopped at several spots such as the arch rock to take pictures, but one spot, in particular, was the most special moment of our lives. At about 5 mile mark into our bike trail, we stopped at a gorgeous spot overlooking Lake Michigan and the mackinaw bridge. As we posed to take a picture, Michael whispered “I love you”, followed by the most magical proposal. He of course planned for a photographer (family photographer so it remained a definite surprise for me) to be there so our special moment could be captured!
 
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.
All the vendors I worked with made the wedding stress and planning so much better!
Decor: I worked with JD Event Designs for my decor, Josh went above and beyond in ensuring my day was perfect.
Makeup: I worked with Sonu Patel for my makeup for all the events - she truly listens and caters to her brides, In my search, I came across makeup artists who were more focused on their 'brand' in getting their bride ready vs. truly listening to what the bride wants. Sonu is a sweetheart and she was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Henna: II worked with Henna Moments for my bridal henna - Sheetal truly made the vision of my bridal henna come to reality. She is amazing at her work! There is a back story to me selecting Jasmine & Aladdin characters in my Henna: Growing up Princess Jasmine was Mike's favorite princess, the day we first met he joked and said 'I think I found my princess Jasmine in real life', and that stuck to me! I am so grateful she was able to get my perfect design down for our wedding day!
DJ: DjMixu - he was amazing, there wasn't a moment when the dance floor was empty. He kept the party going all night!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always envisioned myself in a dark maroon wedding dress, I was never inclined to the idea of traditional red wedding dress. This changed the minute I tried on a red vs. maroon wedding gown! I had a picture of my ideal wedding dress saved on Pinterest - Asopalav Ahmedabad was able to pull out an almost identical outfit within an hour of the first day of my wedding shopping. The only difference was the red plum color vs. the maroon, but the minute I tried it on, I knew that was my outfit!
 
I did not have a vision for my reception outfit, I had to look more to find the style I liked. Surprisingly enough, I was able to find an outfit that had the modern touch to it that I wanted and the color and style made me look princess Jasmine - it matched the overall theme! That's how I knew that one was the one.
All my wedding shopping was done at Asopalav Ahmedabad.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would say the most enjoyable part for me in the planning process was dress shopping, after years of pinning hypothetical wedding dresses it was very exciting to actually shop for these dresses. I was amazed with how quick and easily I was able to find the outfit I loved!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We did an American Indian Fusion wedding to cater to both our families. Throughout the wedding events, our families were so integrated, the culture difference didn't seem to clash with how perfectly everyone and everything jelled together. I would have to say this was the favorite part for everyone for our wedding.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Absolute special moments for me were the first look before the Hindu Ceremony and his reaction to me walking down the aisle for the first time in the Christian Ceremony. Our first look was more playful, the excitement for seeing each other in the morning whereas the Christian ceremony first look was quite the opposite. He saw me walk down the aisle, it was emotional for the both of us, and watching him tear up made my heart so full!
 
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 went with a more modern look for our Mandap with the drapes and lighter with the reception colors vs. the dark blues that have been more common in the last several years. I was very happy with all the decor work! We loved how involved all our friends and families were in the performances, the American side of our family surprised us with a choreographed dance to Coca-Cola Tu which was amazing!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The key things I would recommend is:
1. Be very detailed oriented in what you want and what you like early on so you are not dealing with the stress later on.
2. Don't get hung up on minor details, trust me, I did that and I learned the only person who notices little things that may be off is you! To others, everything will look perfect, so try to relax and just have fun!
3. Make the time to eat during all your events, 1. the food is going to be amazing and you don't want to miss it, and 2. you will get cranky the hungrier you get! Have a designated person make sure you get the chance to eat!
 
Finally, don't forget to have fun! Stress less and have more fun!

 

Make sure to stay close, ladies! We still have more to come. 

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Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Sonu Patel | Mehndi Artists: Henna Moments | Sangeet Venue: Cascade Banquets | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove | Floral & Decor: JD Event Design | DJ: Dj Mixu | Photography: R.E.M. Video & Photography


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