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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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Berlin, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Welcome back, lovely Maharanis! We have arrived at the third and final part of Diane & Jerin's big wedding celebration, with a fabulous reception party fully decored by Mandap Milap. This magnificent gala took place at the elegant and exclusive Lucien's Manor, and it was a night to remember! Our lovely Diane looked breathtaking, thanks to the stylish and exquisite hairstyle and makeup created by Salon Moda. The nude colors, combined with the refined and classy hairstyle, enhanced the delicate and natural beauty of our lovely bride. And Jerin's eyes and facial expressions said it all! He couldn't take his eyes off of his sweet and beautiful wife! And you can see how happy he is to have married the love of his life. These lovebirds radiated too many feelings and emotions that make it almost impossible to describe such a mesmerizing scene. Thankfully, the good friends from Lightyear Studio captured terrific shots that make us feel just like if we were there! The photos are so impressive that as you read and scroll through this post, you will feel the festive environment enlivened by Silver Lining Sounds, who played the latest hits to set the mood for this closing gala. If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, head into our full gallery for more! It is worth the while!

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What a fantastic wedding celebration, isn't it ladies? For more inspiring weddings, make sure to join us tomorrow, until then, have a great one!

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Ceremony Venue: Resurrection of Our Lord Church | Reception Venue: Lucien’s Manor | Wedding Coordinator: Divine Events | Florist: Riehs Florist | Decor: Mandap Milap | Hair & Makeup: Salon Moda | DJ: Silver Lining Sounds | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photo Booth: Silver Lining Sounds | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Dhol/Chenda Players: Kochuveettil Beats


Columbus, OH Indian Fusion Wedding by Seth & Beth Photography

We are so glad to have you back, darlings! We have arrived at the third and final part of Grace & Pran's big wedding festivities. This time, we'll be heading down inside the halls of the Franklin Park Conservatory to take part in the elegant and luxurious reception party that marked the end of these wedding festivities! The entire room of this enchanting venue overflowed with so much beauty. Still, nothing even compared to the fabulous look of our gorgeous Maharani, who burst into the room looking like a princess dressed in a white dress from Blue Bridal Boutique. She looked so ravishing that more than one of the guests dropped a couple of tears of happiness when seeing her incommensurable beauty! To turn this reception into a full-flair party, our lovebirds decided to bring Safety Squad on board. And what a great decision it was because they enliven every moment of this gala putting everyone on their feet. All the guests had a great time dancing, celebrating, and tasting the delicious food from Amar India Restaurant and Hilton Columbus at Easton, right before enjoying the sweet desserts from Le Gateau. And before we let this lovely duo followed their way into their happily ever after, we want to give a big shout to Seth & Beth Photography for sharing the magnificent shots they captured during this entire wedding celebration. Thanks to their remarkable work, we can enjoy the full gallery below. And believe us, you cannot miss it out. It is breathtaking!

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That is all for today, darlings! Have a great rest of the day, and make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory | Floral & Decor: FiftyFlowers | Floral & Decor: Whole Blossoms | Makeup: Mukha SPA | Hair: Ali Butler | Nails: Olivia at The W Nail Bar | Catering: Amar India Restaurant | Catering: Hilton Columbus at Easton | DJ (Reception Cocktail Hour): Jenna Johnson | DJ (Reception): Safety Squad | Bridal Fashions (White Dress): Blue Bridal Boutique | Dessert: Le Gateau | Photography: Seth & Beth Photography


Columbus, OH Indian Fusion Wedding by Seth & Beth Photography

Welcome back, darlings! If you loved the first part of this love story, wait until you see what we have prepared for you on this installment. It will take your breath away! This time we will take you to the gardens of the Franklin Park Conservatory to take a look at the magical wedding ceremony that united Grace & Pran in marriage. Right from the start, we have to say that there is nothing that we enjoy as much as seeing two soulmates becoming one through love. And it is even more special when you do it the way Grace & Pran did it, through a spectacular outdoor ceremony that was so perfect that seemed almost surreal. And we want to make a big shoutout to FiftyFlowers and Whole Blossoms for the enchanting decor prepared for this life-changing event. Just take a look at the marvelous blue and white flowers, and how well they combined with all the ornaments and the natural setting, simply breathtaking! Hands down, this was the wedding ceremony this lovely duo always wanted, and the best way to start their everlasting married life. If you can't get enough of this sweet and charming couple, make sure to take a look at the full gallery that we have prepared for today. We have compiled the best shots captured by Seth & Beth Photography for your enjoyment. So, don't hesitate and go check it out. We are sure you are going to get tons of inspiring ideas from it!

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Don't miss the upcoming reception party. We are sure you are going to have a blast!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory | Floral & Decor: FiftyFlowers | Floral & Decor: Whole Blossoms | Makeup: Mukha SPA | Hair: Ali Butler | Nails: Olivia at The W Nail Bar | Catering: Amar India Restaurant | Catering: Hilton Columbus at Easton | DJ (Reception Cocktail Hour): Jenna Johnson | DJ (Reception): Safety Squad | Bridal Fashions (White Dress): Blue Bridal Boutique | Dessert: Le Gateau | Photography: Seth & Beth Photography


Columbus, OH Indian Fusion Wedding by Seth & Beth Photography

Happy Thursday, beauty queens! Are you ready for a new love story? We know you are! So get ready to enjoy Grace & Pran's magical wedding celebration as it packs all the things you love, and so much more. For this installment, we'll be taking a look at the process our gorgeous Maharani went through so she could look radiant for her big day. It is no secret that your wedding day is a long-awaited day in every Maharani's life, and of course, you want to look ravishing, so you will look for the best allies to achieve that ultimate wedding look you've always wanted. And this time, Grace nailed it! She became a vision of beauty after being pampered in her "getting ready" suite by top-notch wedding experts that delivered nothing but perfection. Just take a look at that exquisite makeup designed by Mukha SPA, it is fantastic! The way it praised Grace's natural beauty is impressive, not to mention that it combined perfectly with the sleek hairstyle created by Ali Butler. And we cannot forget about the nails design done by Olivia at The W Nail Bar. It was all a perfect combination of elegance and traditional flair that made us swoon over so much beauty! If you want to check more of this gorgeous Maharani, don't miss the outstanding shots captured by Seth & Beth Photography in today's gallery. It is the perfect way to prepare for the wedding ceremony hosted at the Franklin Park Conservatory!

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We are just getting started with today's beautiful love story, so don't go too far if you don't want to miss what is about to come!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory | Floral & Decor: FiftyFlowers | Floral & Decor: Whole Blossoms | Makeup: Mukha SPA | Hair: Ali Butler | Nails: Olivia at The W Nail Bar | Catering: Amar India Restaurant | Catering: Hilton Columbus at Easton | DJ (Reception Cocktail Hour): Jenna Johnson | DJ (Reception): Safety Squad | Bridal Fashions (White Dress): Blue Bridal Boutique | Dessert: Le Gateau | Photography: Seth & Beth Photography


Overland Park, KS Indian Wedding by Strokes Photography

Hello there, darlings! We are excited to have you back so we can wrap this big celebration up with a flourish! Right after the wedding ceremony, Misha & Dipen threw a fabulous reception party inside the halls of the Overland Park Convention Center, and oh boy, it was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end. Thoroughly designed by K.I. Weddings and fully decorated by Occasions by Shangri-la, this reception party was all these lovebirds always imagined, and so much more!  The night was a cornucopia of emotions, traditions, and elegance that reflected in the looks of our two lovebirds who attended this gala looking at their best. To turn this closing event into a party, Misha & Dipen decided to bring Raaz Entertainment on board, which is very well known for throwing legendary parties, and this time was no exception! All the guests danced the night away, and the only time they stopped all the dancing was to enjoy the culinary experience prepared by Bombay Bites and to take a bite at the delicious cake baked by Morello Fine Cakes! Hands down, this was a night to remember, and all that we can say is that we are more than excited to see these soulmates become one through love! Relive this entire event by taking a look at the gallery that we have prepared for today thanks to the masterpieces captured by Strokes Photography. You are going to love it so much!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Dipen while we were both volunteering at a religious summer camp for kids. We met totally by chance when he came to show me how to use some A/V equipment. We didn't pay each other much mind but at the end of the camp, we connected on Instagram. After a couple of weeks of silently following each other, we exchanged numbers and we started texting/ talking. Within a few months, we found out we had a vast amount of common interests, values, and understanding. It was difficult to hold a long-distance relationship while we were both so busy with school and work but there was something about each other that we just couldn't let the relationship go. It was especially scary introducing our families to each other because we felt like though we had been "together" for a while we had only met in person a handful of times (due to the distance). Once Dipen moved to NYC for an 8 month internship we were actually able to meet more often, falling in love while we discovered the art and architecture of Manhattan.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had been talking about it for a few months and he actually was able to completely surprise me. We had gone ring shopping in NYC a few times and I basically asked him to design the perfect ring for me because I couldn't make up my mind. Being an architect he had access to CAD software where he could design the ring exactly as he imagined. He made up a story about how his internship was ending early and he really wanted engagement pictures in NYC but the ring wouldn't be ready because it was too hard to use the software or the jeweler wasn't negotiating the price for him. We found a photographer and set up a date for our "not" engagement pictures- the weather wasn't cooperating so we actually postponed it to the next morning (little did I know what a headache that was for him!) That night we spent hours going over outfits and looks and matching our clothes over and over again. Groggy eyed we made it to our early morning photoshoot at the Brooklyn Bridge Park where our photographer, Konrad Brattke, met us. We casually took some pictures around the streets and famous carousel. Eventually, we walked up to the beach where there was a trail of rose petals leading to a heart. Dipen grabbed my hand and led me to the center where I immediately started crying as he got down on one knee and presented me the ring. After the proposal, he showed me the details he put in the ring that made it uniquely mine and a video he prepared of all of my family and friends wishing me congratulations! It was so thoughtful and such a surprise to see all of the planning and detail he put in to make it a perfect proposal

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 started wedding planning in earnest in September of 2017 by looking at venues in both of our home cities and by creating a preliminary guest list... the guest list did half of the work for us because we knew that the venue needed to accommodate a huge party. We also needed a place which allowed outside licensed caterers because of our religions strict dietary restrictions.  We narrowed it down to 2 great venues in each city (Minneapolis, MN and Kansas City, MO) and ultimately the dates for his home city worked the best so we began working with the Overland Park Convention center for our wedding weekend. OPCC was very accommodating with all of our traditions and requests. We held our Mehndi night and Manglik Prasango Vidhis at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Shawnee, KS for a more intimate environment and our Sangeet night, Wedding Ceremony and Reception at OPCC.

All decor was provided by Remmal at Occasions by Shangri-La. Dipen was pretty deadset on using this decor company in particular since he had seen first hand their work when OBS outfitted another wedding at OPCC. We did not have to work too hard to explain our vision to Remmal: we shareed some inspiriation images with him and important style elements we wanted and he pulled together beautiful and encompassing decor themes throughout the weekend along with his team. We had one in person meeting to quell our nerves but we were so happy and satisfied with the level of service at OBS.

My hair and Makeup artsist was Glam by Richa. Honestly with the amount of effort Dipen and I were putting into designing the event, a HMUA kind of fell through the cracks for me. It was february and I hadn't chosen anyone so I began desperately going to makeup trials. Frustrated that the first couple didn't work out, I saw Richa's work on a mutual friend's haldi look and I reached out. I booked her and hoped for the best since I ran out of time to go out for another trial. I'm so glad that she was there for all of my events though- it was a completely stressfree part of the wedding weekend to sit before her and just let her be creative with the look she created for each event. I am honestly not the best at doing my own makeup so I had no qualms about leaving it up to a professional but she really nailed it out of the park!

Our videographer was Michael J. Scott Productions from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We fell in love with their cinematic style and loved the detailed shots they captured which otherwise would have been forgotten or unnoticed. They were very fun to work with and we wished we could have done an epic engagement shoot with them too!

Our Photographer was Strokes Photography from Toronto, Canada. We met through a mutual friend whose wedding Jonita was shooting. I loved the airy, crisp style of the photos and when I saw that the pricing packages were named after famous impressionist artists I was sold. We invited Jonita last minute to Utah to take engagement pictures with us (and our wild family) and we were so impressed with what she captured in the few days we were there. The landscape and her eye for details made for beautiful captured memories.

Our DJ was Jay Rana of Raaz entertainment from Hoboken, NJ. I knew of Raaz Ent. from my brother's wedding where MC Carlos killed it. We basically knew that we wanted that level of fun and entertainment at our wedding too but he was also very professional and knowledgeable. Working in the industry for so long, Jay was able to share many of his tips and tricks for planning and even executing an event.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew I wanted a Magenta Pink bridal lengha because I felt like that color suits me well and I love bold and bright colors. I wanted something traditional but also very contemporary. One of the greatest Indian designers Sabyasachi inspired my whole look for the ceremony and I couldn't be happier with the timeless look

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was spending time with my (then future) husband to plan out each and every detail of everything. We were so excited to share a piece of our lives and personalities with our guests that we planned everything to a T. We would hold our own conference calls and family meetings to plan and share each other's opinions about everything. We wanted to include our own brand on everything which meant that we designed everything.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our hard work in planning paid off in that the guests loved that there was no confusion and great flow. Each guest was given a weekend program with times and address of when and where to arrive for each event, we designed signage to display that they were in the right spot, we created an entire website where guests could RSVP, read about the events and amenities of the city, etc. Each guest felt a taste of southern hospitality and they felt taken care of.

Guests also loved the newspaper program we designed. We all know that Hindu ceremonies are long and sometimes boring so we created an 8-page wedding program designed like a newspaper with articles and pictures on the steps of planning from cake tasting to the bridal shower to intimate family ceremonies like the Chandlo matli and kankotri writing ceremony. We even included some comics and word games. This program not only explained the wedding but also gave the guests something to do and talk about.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment of the day took place before the ceremony at the first look- we were rushing to get to the museum before the sun fully rises and I was so nervous about Dipen seeing me in my outfit. I remember at first walking fast to tap him on the shoulder but then I slowed down as I got closer and more anxious. The photo/ video teams had me stop and wait for the perfect moment. It was both overwhelming and underwhelming to see him turn around- overwhelming because his eyes saw me as his bride and new wife but underwhelming because we knew that marriage was not going to change our feelings or actions towards each other.

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 had a hand-drawn and watercolor vision for our wedding invitations which we tried to convey to a company but after a few weeks of the project going nowhere, we decided to take it into our own hands. I meticulously hand drew and painted each card face while Dipen imported the scans onto his computer where he drafted each card. We were able to comb through each aspect of the card from the coloring to the spellings in order to get everything perfect.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't get so overwhelmed with the planning that you forget to enjoy it! Honestly sometimes I miss the late nights with my husband trying to decide on a decor theme or dreaming up a menu because we got to be so creative and imaginative about what could be done. If we had both succumbed to our busy lives we may have just ended up with another traditional wedding but adding in little details like hand drawn wedding invitations or thoughtful arrival notes really created a wonderful impression in our guests' eyes. We are so happy and proud when our friends and relatives tell us how much they enjoyed our wedding weekend because we both tried our best to make it a great experience for them

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi was done by Samira's henna designs and it was honestly so soothing to have her create beautiful designs with the fragrant henna paste. She really took her time to draw gorgeous figures and without much guidance, she created such beautiful art. I really enjoyed the henna designs and her company.

That is all for today, darlings! See you tomorrow for more.

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Floral & Decor: Occasions by Shangri-la | Planning & Design: K.I. Weddings | Photography: Strokes Photography | Mehndi Artists: Samira's Henna Designs | Cinematography: Michael J. Scott Productions | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Overland Park Convention Center | Hair & Makeup: Glam By Richa | Catering: Bombay Bites | DJ: Raaz Entertainment | Baraat: Raaz Entertainment | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Jaydeep Swadia and Group | Bridal Fashions: AsoPalav | Bridal Jewelry (Wedding): Billa Zhaveri | Bridal Jewelry (Reception): Jewel Goldi | Cake & Treats: Morello Fine Cakes | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Misha Patel & Dipen Patel | Invitations & Wedding Stationery Printing: Advista Marcom | Photo Booth: Photobus | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals | Transportation: David - Turo | Groom's Outfit (Wedding): AsoPalav | Groom's Outfit (Reception): Manyavar | A/V Support & Management: DJI Films


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