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Macungie, PA Sikh Fusion Wedding by Jiju Mathew Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! It is great to be back to share a new love story with all of you! Today, we will join our two lovebirds Jessica & Parampreet, in their charming wedding festivities, and we are excited because this time, there is not one but two wedding ceremonies that marked the start of a lifetime love story for this sweet couple. Lucky guys! While we were taking a glance at the spectacular shots captured by Jiju Mathew Photography, our heart exploded with joy as every single image is a visual masterpiece that allows us to enjoy the beautiful ceremonies and the elegant and impressive reception! So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to dive into it! We are starting by taking you to the Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Lehigh Valley to enjoy the solemn Sikh wedding ceremony that marked the start of Jessica & Parampreet's everlasting married life. For this installment, Jessica embraced a traditional style donning a red lengha with golden embroidery that made her look flawless. And we cannot stress how much we loved her Maharani style! For the second wedding ceremony, we are taking you to the gardens of the Bear Creek Mountain Resort for you to witness an outdoor Christian wedding ceremony that will surely take your breath away. There were so much beauty and flair surrounding the scene that we don't have enough words to describe it. All we have to say is that it was utter perfection! After both wedding ceremonies, it was time to celebrate this life milestone with a fabulous reception party thoroughly decored by Garden of Eden Florist, and fully animated by DJ Ronak Entertainment. Hands down, it was the best way to bring these wedding festivities to an end! If you want to check more of this lovely couple, don't miss today's full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We initially met at work but didn't talk to one another.  I made a comment to a co-worker about him, and she tried to get us talking through a messenger system we used at work, but I was too shy and had little to say. One weekend she decided the three of us plus a few other co-workers would go out to a restaurant and bar one night. To make a long story short, she was supposed to pick me up, but made a billion excuses as to why she couldn't, until Param ended up picking me up. She told us she would meet us there. When we got there, she and everyone else was nowhere to be found, phones going straight to voicemail. She set us up and we both fell for it :)
In the beginning, I think is a testament to how strong of a foundation we have created.  We would never break up but did go through bouts of uncertainty (coming from two completely different cultures, and me being kept a secret.  I think I truly knew he was the one, when things were getting a little rocky and I was about to put an end to our relationship (again, uncertainty, I KNEW I wanted a future with him, but he was unsure I guess how he should pursue a future with ME with the religious and cultural differences).  He showed up at my door and we went for a long walk and got ice cream and talked all night.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had a family vacation planned to go to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Everything was delayed a ton, due to last minute speeches I had to do and packing that wasn't done.  We had a long drive, got there around 4pm, but still had to unpack and get groceries, etc.  It was around 10pm I think on August 1st 2015, and nothing was open and I was on edge and super hungry.  He insisted we walk and take the long way, over a little bridge, and through the sand on the beach.  I gave him a run for his money, and fought him tooth and nail to NOT go on the beach before we eat.  Needless to say, he persuaded me to get on the beach where he popped the question!  I don't remember if he even got to ask the full question, I just started bawling, I couldn't even see through my tears.
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 were engaged for four years because we continued to change the date for financial reasons.  We had two ceremonies and one reception.  On Saturday August 17th 2019 we had the Punjabi wedding ceremony and on Sunday August 18th 2019 we had the "American" or "White Dress" ceremony followed by our reception.  The Saturday ceremony was very easy as far as planning goes because all we had to do was book the location, get the catering figured out and a few other small details.  We were both incredibly nervous.  I was not familiar with the ceremony and watched a YouTube video on my way there.  We got through it and it was a very beautiful ceremony.  There was also a renaming ceremony for me, to which I was named Harleen.  Harleen is what his family calls me today.  Some of my friends actually went out and bought suits or saris, my mom, son, brother, and grandmother all went shopping with us in Edison, NJ and got suits of their own!  As far as make-up.... My husband told me NO MAKE UP AT THE GURDWARA! SO I showed up in no make-up, respectably. It turns out family wanted me in make-up so someone else did it for me, unfortunately.  I wish I could have done my own because I look awful (in a full day's worth of pictures, too) but what's done is done, and that doesn't change the fact that our day was special and beautiful no matter what! 
For our "White Dress Wedding" on Sunday, was held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort.  Our ceremony was outside and our reception was indoors.  Bear Creek was nothing short of spectacular on their delivery.  The coordination was seamless and they kept ME on track!  My hair and make-up was done at the salon in the resort.  The make-up and hair was natural, classic, and elegant with a modern flare.  I felt as beautiful as I hoped I would on that day.  We did not have a wedding party so we didn't have to worry about outfits.  Our wedding colors were navy blue, gold, and blush pink.  My immediate family coordinated their outfits to those colors.  I don't know what the theme was, it was really just whatever came to my mind.  One night I had a vision for centerpieces in the middle of a store, and literally started grabbing things and making notes to myself, we went to multiple stores that night to get all the supplies I needed to fulfill my vision.  Originally we were going to have centerpieces done by our florist and in a matter of seconds that changed on a whim to my new idea!!  We had faux flowers and dried flowers combined for centerpieces, my gown was elegant and fully hand beaded... I would say the theme was a mix between boho and just a classic elegant look.  Lots of neutrals with pops of blue, gold, champagne, and blush.  Incredibly difficult to describe, just a bunch of different things that blended so well!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My lengha was hands down the complete opposite of what I thought I wanted.  I originally wanted something dark, like maroon, dark blue, or dark purple, with turquoise and red/ orange accents here and there.  What came to be the PERFECT lengha for me was a very classic looks with a lot of gold and was bright reddish orange.  There were six of us and once I put that one on there was no turning back!  As far as my American wedding gown goes, it was just me and my mom when I got it.  I got that gown within a year or so of getting engaged, so I literally held on to it for about 2 or 3 years until I got to wear it!! The beading and intricacy was everything I wanted.  I was so scared weeks leading up to the wedding that I might not have wanted it anymore.... but once I got the gown on for the last fitting I knew it was still the one.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Picking out the cake, going to the bakery and tasting the different flavors and putting the design of the cake together.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The Dholi FOR SURE!!!! Made the reception a lot more fun and exciting and got everyone on the dance floor.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The open hands part of the ceremony and of course our hand written vows for the ceremony, our entrance dance to our reception.
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.
Our decor was a mix of boho and elegant with a lot of neutral colors and pops of different colors. I was originally going to use the florist for my center pieces, but i ended up making my own and every single center piece was different and unique. Our entrance dance was one of the most memorable moments of our reception. We practiced on three different occasion a week before the wedding. My husband ended up missing a step but no one noticed because he is a good dancer.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't worry about everything being perfect, if something gets messed up no one will notice except for you. Don't rely solely on Pinterest ideas like his and her signs or wedding favors will people will throw away. Invest your money in something that will last or that you can use after the wedding. We did not do a guest because we had pictures taken with everyone and the guest book will just sit in a box collecting dust over time. Spend your money wisely.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We have 2 french bulldogs and they were incorporated in my Mehndi. I also love Palm trees and I was able to incorporate that into my design as well. I loved my overall design of the Mehndi, it was my first experience with Mehndi and it was very unique to my likes. A word of advice stay away from pool because the chlorine will wear it off very fast. My bouquet was a mixture of different wild flowers and personally selected flowers. It was very full and whimsical.

That is all for today, darlings. Have an awesome weekend and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!
Sikh Ceremony Venue: Guru Nanak Sikh Society of Lehigh Valley | Christian Ceremony Venue: Bear Creek Mountain Resort | Floral & Decor: Garden of Eden Florist | DJ: DJ Ronak Entertainment | Photography: Jiju Mathew Photography

Berlin, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Happy Wednesday, Maharanis! I can't think of a better way to start the day than taking a look at Diane & Jerin fusion wedding! Thanks to Lightyear Studio, we can enjoy the elegance and gorgeousness of this lovebirds' special day. The lens of this talented and highly experienced team, which already amazed us with this gallery compiling the spectacular photos they snapped during this lovely couple's wedding, is back to share with us the most amazing and playful moments of this breathtaking and colorful celebration. Every single detail surrounding this wedding is beautiful beyond words. From the ceremony officiated at the Resurrection of Our Lord Church to the grand closing gala hosted at the Lucien's Manor, we were amazed over so much perfection! So big kudos to Divine Events for the outstanding coordination and execution of this wedding! And we cannot forget about the spectacular decor crafted by Mandap Milap, and the swoon-worthy floral arrangements from Riehs Florist. It was a winning combination that got us sighing! Hands down, this was the wedding celebration Diane & Jerin always wanted, and just by taking a look at this cinematographic delight, you can tell how happy these two were. If you want to take a look at the insights of this nuptial celebration, wait no more and hot the play icon below. We're sure you are going to enjoy it!


What a great way to start this Wednesday, isn't it ladies? Make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

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

Woodside, CA Styled Photoshoot by Vicens Forns Photography

Happy Friday, ladies! You know that we are all about bringing you the most inspiring ideas for you to plan that dreamy wedding you've always imagined, and today's styled photoshoot carried out by Vicens Forns Photography will make your inspiration fly! So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to have a blast! If you are planning to have your wedding next wedding season, Thomas Fogarty Winery Events is the place to go. Just take a look at the gallery below and picture yourself saying "I do" surrounded by this natural setting overflowing with beauty and greenery. Isn't it amazing? We know from experience that brides always want to feel comfortable while still looking radiant. And the gorgeous attire draped and tied by Perfect Saree Draping is a perfect example of this! And what better way to complement this outfit than a glamorous makeup like the one Megan Naik designed for this photoshoot. Simply breathtaking! And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind such fantastic and inspiring styled photoshoot, it is none other than Denise Lillie Engagements. And after seeing their excellent work during this entire event, there is no doubt why they are well known for making dreamy weddings come to life. Following the line of amazingness of this styled photoshoot, Amy Burke Designs enhanced the beauty of the Mandap structure provided by iDesign Events, with marvelous floral arrangements that still has us sighing! Ladies, if you want to start your wedding with amazement, Minted Weddings is ready to help you with their fabulous invitations and their wedding stationery designs that will take everyone's breath away. And don't forget to en your wedding affair with a bang, with luxurious tabletops and chairs, like the ones from Asma's Designs. Remember: It is never too early to start planning your big wedding day early! And we want to share with you that today's styled photoshoot is special, as it features Black-Owned Businesses - some of which are Platinum Vendors! And we encourage you to support all business so we can help us amongst each other to come back stronger and renewed after these uncertain times.

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We hope you have a great weekend filled with inspiring ideas and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!

Floral & Decor: iDesign Events | Planning & Design: Denise Lillie Engagements | Mandap Structure: iDesign Events | Ceremony Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery Events | Floral & Decor: Amy Burke Designs | Makeup: Megan Naik | Draping/Styling: Perfect Saree Draping | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted Weddings | Table Top & Chairs: Asma's Designs | Photography: Vicens Forns Photography

Woodbridge, NJ Pakistani Wedding by John Martin Productions

Happy Monday, ladies! It is time to dive into a new love story! So get ready to enjoy this cornucopia of emotions and traditional flair brought to you thanks to the visual delights captured by John Martin Productions. Today, we are taking a look at all the beauty surrounding Bushra & Reyaz's Pakistani Wedding, and believe us; you are going to love every bit of it! Thoroughly planned and orchestrated by our lovely Bushra herself, and officiated at the bride and groom's house, this intimate and swoon-worthy wedding celebration is unlike anything you've seen in quite a while. Right from the start, we have to say that we absolutely loved the soft-colored decor crafted by Aishas Wedding Decor that mirrored the drop-dead gorgeous look from our gorgeous Maharani Bushra. This lovely setting created beautiful and charming scenes that seemed like taken from the pages of a fairytale. This lovely couple tied the knot and proceeded to exchange the rings that symbolized their eternal love and commitment to a lifetime of marriage. And we cannot stop thinking about how lucky they are for spending the rest of their lives with the one they love! After the ceremony, everyone gathered at the Lake Chateau Banquets to celebrate this lovebirds' life milestone with a fabulous reception party that everyone enjoyed. Darlings, if you were captivated by this enchanting celebration and want to see more about it, don't miss today's spectacular gallery. We are sure that it will take your breath away!

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We are still blown-away over all the beauty that surrounded this wedding celebration! If you want to check more stories like this one, make sure to join us tomorrow. We have new stories every day! 

Floral & Decor: Aishas Wedding Decor | Photography: John Martin Productions | Cinematography: John Martin Productions | Ceremony Venue: Bride and Groom's House | Reception Venue: Lake Chateau Banquets | Planning & Design: Bushra Imran - Self-Planned | Catering: Lake Chateau Banquets

Scottsdale, AZ Indian Fusion Wedding by Ushna Khan Photography

Good morning, ladies! If you are a wedding aficionado like we are, you will be thrilled to know that today's story featured in our Video Blog a couple of days ago. So, don't forget to take a look at the fantastic cinematography created by SkyPoint Productions. Today, we are revising this story thanks to Ushna Khan Photography, who shared the visual masterpieces captured during Khushma & Austin's multicultural wedding extravaganza celebrated at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Right from the start, we have to say that this life-changing event was all a perfect combination of tradition and elegance that we are sure you are going to love! And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind such ideal planning and execution of this event, it is none other than Apropos Creations. Every time we have this fantastic team around, we always end up in utter amazement, and this time was no exception. The decor was in charge of Festive Rents, and all we have to say is that they created marvelous sceneries that exceeded all expectations. On the beauty department, Makiaj Beauty created dreamy looks for our gorgeous Maharani while Henna by Purvi designed a marvelous Mehndi that we all loved so much! Ladies, if this wedding celebration made you want to start planning your wedding, contact Customizing Creativity and start working on your wedding invites! They did an outstanding job crafting Khushma & Austin's Invitations & Wedding Stationery, and we are sure they will do an excellent job with yours as well! In the meantime, make sure to check today's full gallery to end this with a flourish! You are going to love it, and it will make your inspiration fly!

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What a great love story, isn't it ladies? For more stories like this one, make sure to join us on Monday!

Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Customizing Creativity | Planning & Design: Apropos Creations | Venue: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Floral & Decor: Festive Rents | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | DJ: Hyper Productions DJ's | Baraat: Hyper Productions DJ's | Cake & Treats: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Cinematography: SkyPoint Productions | Lighting: Hyper Productions DJ's | Photo Booth: Pix'd Me | Rentals: Inner Space Design Group | Rentals: AZ Retro Rentals | Photography: Ushna Khan Photography


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