Go up
See the latest in:

MAGAZINE

PLATINUM VENDOR BLOG

Great Neck, NY Pakistani Wedding by Dhoom Studio Photo & Video

FILMS

Commack, NY Pakistani Fusion Wedding by Park Street Weddings

hamburger
REAL WEDDINGS PG BLOG INDIA BLOG FILMS BLOG VENDOR GUIDE GALLERY THE MAGAZINE
Maharani Weddings Blog The Platinum Guide Blog India Blog Indian Wedding Videos MAGAZINES Submit a wedding

Indian Wedding Videos

All posts with Color "Baby Pink"

Cinnaminson, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Welcome back, beautiful ladies! There is no better way to begin this phenomenal day with a flourish, than taking a peek at a lovely fusion wedding captured by the talented team from Lightyear Studio. Today we are heading down to Cinnaminson, NJ, to enjoy a spectacular event that will take your breath away. Amanda & Amit's fusion wedding is one you don't want to miss, so get ready to be fully inspired! The exclusive The Merion became the nest of this magical love story, and we can't think of a more perfect setting for these lovebirds to join their lives in marriage. The big glass dome, the architecture of the hall, and the delightful colors created a more than perfect setting for these lovebirds to sworn their eternal love. If you are wondering who orchestrated this lovely event, let me tell you that Simply Sapphire Events took care of planning and trimming every detail of this ceremony. And, Nirali Decor crafted an enchanting Mandap that we loved so much! Undoubtedly, this was the dreamy ceremony Amanda & Amit always wanted! Music, dancing, chatting, and of course, the delicious food served by Chand Palace, were the special ingredients for this magical night! You can relive this event by visiting this fantastic gallery. But if this is not enough, you can click the play icon below to enjoy a cinematographic delight. Both are creations from Lightyear Studio, so you know that amazingness and grandeur are guaranteed! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Amit in undergrad when we both had the same microeconomics class. We sat next to each other and found out we were both applying to pharmacy school. It wasn't until we were in our third year of pharmacy school that we connected. We were in the same rotation and bonded over a lively discussion of the NBA finals. Our relationship blossomed from there and we soon became inseparable. He constantly makes me laugh and never fails to put a smile on my face. That's how I knew he was "the one." I realized how happy he makes me and couldn't imagine finding a better partner.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Amit proposed to me on my 29th birthday. I did not think much of the day since I knew in advance I would have to work a late shift and we went out to brunch to celebrate. I called him on my way home after my shift and he told me he was making dinner. I thought he sounded a bit frantic and strange, but attributed that to him trying to finish cooking. When I walked up to our apartment door, I noticed that all the lights were off and there was a glow coming from the window. I told myself not to get too excited and figured he set up a candlelight dinner. I opened the door to find candles lit all over the apartment and him on one knee, holding up the ring in its box. We then celebrated our engagement in Philadelphia at my favorite restaurant.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Since we had an Indian American wedding, I wore a bridal lengha in the morning and a wedding dress in the evening. I asked Amit's parents if they would like me to wear the traditional red color, but they told me to pick any color I wanted. I had no idea what color to choose and most of my wardrobe is black! I went shopping in Edison and fell in love with a bridal lengha that had beautiful stonework and beading, but the sample dress was in yellow. I looked at the swatches and decided on royal blue. For my wedding dress, I went to Kleinfeld determined that I would find an A line gown with straps and a low back. Of course that did not happen. I soon realized that I did not like A line and after stepping out of my comfort zone, tried on different styles. I was walking back to the fitting room, when a dress caught my eye. It was not like anything I originally described and thought I wanted. I tried it on and knew it was the one. My consultant had me try on more dresses just to make sure. When she saw that the rest of the dresses did not have the same effect on me, she asked if I wanted to put on the dress I loved. I could not wait to get back into it!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I was really touched by my sister's speech at my wedding. She was my maid of honor and told me early on that she "did not give speeches." While I knew she was half joking, I wasn't sure what to expect. She gave the first speech that night and I was so touched by what she said that I cried. I tried to hold back tears (for fear of ruining my makeup!) when she opened up and described our relationship and what I meant to her. Her speech was heartfelt and genuine- perfect in every way. She gave me a copy of her speech after the wedding, which I intend to frame.

If you were inspired today, stick around, we have tons of inspiration prepared for you!  

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Fusion
Mehndi
season
Autumn
color
Catering: Chand Palace | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Merion | Planning & Design: Simply Sapphire Events | Floral & Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Officiant: Richard Cash | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Mandap: Nirali Decor


Florham Park, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio Nine Photography + Cinema

Hello, Maharanis! We are beginning a brand new week and a brand new month that gets us just right in the middle of the year! Can you believe how fast this 2020 is slipping through our fingers? It is crazy how time is flying so fast, but luckily for you, we have daily doses of inspiring ideas to brighten up your days. And today is no exception! This time around, we are double featuring Natasha & Harsh's wedding celebration. You can admire the talent of our good friends from Studio Nine Photography + Cinema, who created not only a phenomenal gallery but also the cinematographic delight below! So join us at the exclusive Brooklake Country Club, to witness the promise of eternal love from our lovebirds in a beautiful and traditional ceremony. After it, you'll be taken to an epic reception party animated by the talented team from DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting, who made everyone dance to their phenomenal beats. Natasha, our gorgeous maharani, left everyone speechless with a marvelous Mehndi art created by Mehndikalogie. She had a perfect royalty look, showcasing her natural beauty! And we should highlight the delicious food prepared and served by Chand Palace, who delighted everyone! Today you can start reliving this celebration by hitting the play icon below! So, don't hesitate and enjoy this visual masterpiece that will render you speechless!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Harsh and I met at Quinnipiac University during a South Asian Society meeting. My favorite part of how we met is that we really just started as friends, he was my best friend for while before we recognized how we felt about each other. To date, he is the one person I can always count on and knows exactly how to talk me through any situation (even when I was freaking out about wedding planning). I suppose I knew he was the one when I felt comfortable being my weirdo self around him. That comfort level is everything.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Harsh and I had done long distance for a few years so we always met at the same spot in Hoboken every Friday after work. Those were the best Fridays, we'd grab food, get some dessert, and then just sit by the water and watch the beautiful city skyline. So, when Harsh proposed, we were watching the same city skyline right before grabbing a bite to eat. Unfortunately, it was December and negative eleven degrees. But, fortunately, there wasn't a single person in sight and we had that perfect little moment all to ourselves. Afterwards, we grabbed a bite to eat at our favorite pizza place in Hoboken, Grimaldi's, and then went to my house where our whole family was waiting to celebrate with us. 

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 started with the big things like venues, catering, photography/videography, and decor first. Then moved into DJ, hair/makeup, mehndi, and outfits. I did a ton of research, followed a lot of different vendors on Instagram to get a feel of their work, and really made sure I knew the market/pricing. I had schedules for each day, informed my vendors and family of those schedules, and had every detail planned out of the events. Honestly, it was all so so worth it. I was shocked we stayed on schedule and that we were even able to enjoy the food at our own wedding! I really trusted the vendors we chose, they produced great quality work and were very efficient so my overall experience was really great. Everyone was so great about timing and about doing everything they could to make our wedding as special as possible. Would highly recommend all of the vendors we selected.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Our wedding was in the Fall so I really wanted to embrace some Fall colors. So, I chose maroon and blush pink for the wedding outfit, mustard yellow for the Sangeet, and mauve for the reception. I LOVED all of my outfits. I had zero time to go to India for them so I followed a lot of different vendors on Instagram and that's where I found Walia Jones. They made it SO easy for me and my outfits were custom made so beautifully thanks to them. I had a vision and they helped bring it to life. They completed the outfits and shipped everything very quickly so I definitely appreciated that. In general, I knew what I wanted, the style, the colors, and looked through a ton of pictures to customize the outfits how I wanted them. Loved my experience with Walia Jones and would highly recommend!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
To be truthful, I didn't enjoy the planning. It was stressful, tedious, and took up every weekend until the day of the wedding. However, the actual wedding weekend, I was the most relaxed I had been in months because all that planning and stress was finally paying off. My favorite part was starting the events and watching everyone enjoy something I knew I put a lot of work into. Other than that, the food tasting hands down was my other favorite part lol, Chand Palace did an excellent job with the taste and presentation. Very easy to work with them and they make some quality food.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The outdoor scenery at Brooklake Country Club. I think our guests took as many pictures outside in front of the golf course as we did. That view is so breathtaking and the day of the wedding was cloudy but the temperature was perfect. Since it was cloudy, our pictures came out perfect. Other than that, I think they enjoyed the food and DJ a lot.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
One thing I really wanted to make sure was special and done well was my mehndi. I wanted a certain symbol incorporated in it because it's something that means a lot to both me and Harsh. When Harsh and I first started dating, he gave me a necklace with a dopamine molecule and it was my favorite gift from him because I felt that he truly understood how much I love nerdy things like that. I love that I was able to incorporate the dopamine molecule into my mehndi. It was something we shared years ago and Mehndikalogie was able to make it part of my wedding day - it meant a lot!

If you want to enjoy more films as amazing as this one, make sure to join us tomorrow! 

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Mehndi
season
Autumn
color
DJ: DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting | Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Catering: Chand Palace | Venues: Brooklake Country Club | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Cinematography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Planning & Design: Bride | Floral & Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Hair & Makeup: Glow By Herneet | Bridal Fashions: Walia Jones


Jaipur, Rajasthan Indian Wedding by Watch Your Wedding

Happy Friday, Maharanis! The end of this marvelous week is here, and today we have the pleasure to bring you a unique wedding that, without a doubt, will take your breath away over so much beauty and traditional flair. So grab your passport because we are traveling to Rajasthan, India, to admire all of the beauty that surrounded Jinal & Ravin's marvelous wedding celebration. And this lovely duo did not only selected a dreamy destination, but they also had the best venues to tie the knot. First, the exclusive Laxmi Palace Hotel hosted the traditional Hindu ceremony, and we have to say that it was a memorable celebration of love, filled with tons of emotions and all the traditions that we love so much. Once the ceremony concluded, the fantastic The Swarn Mahal hosted a phenomenal wedding reception that left everyone speechless. What a perfect place to celebrate! If you are wondering who was the mastermind behind this fantastic event, it was none other than the talented crew from 94 Collective! They not only planned the event to perfection but also were responsible for the marvelous decoration and lighting, the fun photobooths, and the mehndi art that Jinal, our gorgeous Maharani, showed at the celebration. Speaking about our beautiful bride, we should highlight the stylish makeup and elegant hairstyle that she wore. She trusted her beauty needs to Jyoti Bhaya, and let me tell you that they created the dreamed bridal look for Jinal. Today, we can relive this moment thanks to the visual masterpiece by Watch Your Wedding. So, don't think twice and hit play below!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in a park while walking. I knew he was the one when I learned how big a foodie he was.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was more romantic than I could have ever imagined it to be. He popped the question while we were on a gondola ride in Venetian waters. It was a dream proposal and he pulled it off like a magician!
 
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 planned the wedding from London and with the help of our wedding planner who was on ground in Jaipur. It was one of the most challenging tasks to plan a wedding sitting miles away from the destination and working through different timezones. But it was all worth it at the end.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Yes, I knew I wanted a deep shade for my wedding lehenga. So when I came across the lehenga in Sahil Fashions and tried it on, I instantly knew it had to be the one. The color and design locked with my skin tone extremely well and I loved the overall look and feel so I didn't spend long thinking over it.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think decorations were one of my favorite parts of the planning because we knew what kind of colors and decor we wanted for each of our functions. We were exceptionally excited about our Mehendi decor because it was all going to be bright, colorful and fun!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We received a lot of feedback on the general vibe of our wedding. We had friends and family from 10 different countries so our guests had a great time meeting each other and enjoying our wedding together. The music, food and decor added to the vibe of our wedding making it a very memorable experience for them as well as for us.
 
Was there a really special moment at your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were several beautiful moments during our wedding but the most memorable one was when I was walking towards the mandap with my sisters, I saw Ravin waiting at the mandap for me, but also very emotional. Watching him made my eyes moist as well. It was such a beautiful moment that I wanted to relive it over and over again.
 
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.
One of Ravin and my favorite event was sangeet because we thoroughly enjoyed watching our family and friends perform for us. We had prepared a surprise couple performance for our guests as well which was a great hit! The decor was phenomenal as Mohit understood all our requirements and got us exactly what we needed. The theme of our events was carefully selected and we enjoyed adding finer details to our events such as our individual pictures at the entrance of the sangeet hall, elephant statues by the door, bluish purplish lights along with the smoke machines all just added beautifully to our events.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I would tell all the Brides-to-be to stay relaxed throughout the planning and actual wedding because a relaxed bride is a happy bride. No plans are perfect so there is definitely no point stressing your way through your big day. It will be the most memorable day of your life so remember to smile your way through everything because it's worth it in the end. Definitely worth seeing happy photos!
 
This was an incredible event. We have more for you, so visit us again!
STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Mehndi
International
season
Winter
color
Cinematography / Photography: Watch Your Wedding | Sangeet Venue / Reception Venue / Catering: The Swarn Mahal | Ceremony Venue: Laxmi Palace Hotel | Planning & Design / Floral & Decor / Baraat / Event Designer / Lighting / Mehndi Artists / Photo Booths / Rentals / Transportation: 94 Collective | Hair & Makeup: Jyoti Bhaya | DJs: DJ Ravish | Bridal Fashions: Seasons | Bridal Fashions: Pushparidhan | Bridal Jewelry: Jagjivan Ranchhod Jewellers | Cake & Treats: Asmita Mukherjee | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Jyoti Bhaya | Live Music: Prayog Works


Cancun, Mexico Indian Wedding by Mari Harsan Studios

Good morning, Maharanis! The week is almost over, and we are here to give you the inspiration that you need. Today, we are double featuring this fabulous event. You can enjoy a marvelous photo gallery created by Regeti's Photography, and on this installment, we are presenting the visual masterpiece created by the talented team from Mari Harsan Studios. Are you ready to be enchanted by this story? I bet you do! So let's go to the magical lands Cancun in Mexico, in the company of the best travel concierge: Indian Destination Weddings, to admire all the beauty that surrounded Shruthi & Anuj's wedding festivities. Dream Shaadi surprised us again with a perfectly trimmed and planned wedding. And let me tell you that all guests enjoyed every single part of this mesmerizing event. There were so much beauty and charm al over the place, but it was our gorgeous Maharani who stole the whole show, dazzling everyone with her innate beauty. She trusted her beauty needs to the talent of Styles By Swati - Salon SBS, who made sure to deliver nothing less than perfection. For the reception, The Grand at Moon Palace lighted up with the phenomenal beats from DynastyAV, who turned this gala into an epic party. Click the play icon down below to relive this unique wedding! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Anuj and Shruthi met on December 31, 2011 when Anuj's sister, Megha, invited Shruthi to their house for a New Year's Eve Party. Anuj, thinking he was too cool for his sister's friends, said hi to everyone, and went to go hang out with his own friends that night. When he returned later that night, he noticed Shruthi again, and looked at his friend Akhil and said "Dude, I think that girl is cute, what do you think?" After Akhil's encouragement, Anuj got the courage to say hi to her. Her immediate response was "Hey Megha's brother!" Anuj couldn't handle such dejection and walked away, thus ending their first encounter.

Jumping to a few years later (circa Spring 2013), Anuj was now a young working professional while Shruthi was a hard working student at VCU. Finally making a salary, Anuj decided to drive down to Richmond and “make it rain” on a college campus. As anticipated, Megha couldn't wait to see her loving, favorite brother, and decided to throw what was later coined as a "MeghaRager". There, Anuj met Shruthi again, but thought too highly of himself and assumed Shruthi and everyone else would be worshiping the ground he walked on. Shruthi, similar to the first interaction, did not acknowledge his existence. Unlike the previous time, Anuj was having too good of a time to care, and again they again went their separate ways.

Fast-forward to May 2015 when Anuj's cousin, Ayesha, was graduating from VCU. Unbeknownst to Anuj, Shruthi was also graduating at this same time. At this point, Anuj had forgotten about Shruthi and moved on to bigger and better things (or so he convinced himself). Once the post-graduation celebrations began, Anuj met Shruthi’s sister, Laya. Being two of the older people in the group, they passed the time talking about how things have changed in college since they graduated. Once again, Shruthi and Anuj interacted very little, but like a gentleman he offered his jacket to her when she was cold, which she wore all night. Anuj hoped to see her again the next day, but she was gone and Shruthi had simply left the jacket on the railing of the staircase along with his crushed hopes and dreams. A few days later they began texting each other talking about the graduation weekend and Shruthi’s post-graduation plans. Shruthi thought it was just an innocent conversation... after all he was just Megha’s older brother at the time. As the conversation continued and progressed, she found it very easy to talk to him and found herself laughing at all of his jokes. Then, she suddenly started to get the feeling that there may be a spark between the two of them.

Our next time hop will only be a few weeks later to end the of May when Shruthi and Anuj (now both interested in each other but too afraid to say it directly) met at a mutual friend, Sunna’s, graduation party. Luckily for Anuj, this party was in Anuj's 2nd home, Diya Restaurant. (contact Rahul & Ajay Arora for all your catering needs) With the confidence of familiar terrain, Anuj wasn't nearly as nervous as Shruthi. They awkwardly said hi while also doing their best to avoid each other; as the night progressed, they knew they couldn't keep ignoring each other and finally gathered the courage to say something. Anuj, mustering up the confidence to make the first move (obviously with his mouth full of butter chicken), used his Diya connections to impress Shruthi with a plate of her favorite dessert, gulab jamun, adding casually that he liked her. Shruthi was taken aback at first, but eventually told Anuj that she liked him as well. A few weeks later, Anuj decided to make it official by surprising Shruthi with a glass Coke bottle (her favorite) that was personalized to say, “Be my girlfriend?” Shruthi, now having been swept her off her feet twice, excitingly said "Yes!" and so it began...

Since then, their relationship has gone through a lot of tests. Those challenges eventually grew as distance started to play a significant role with Shruthi moving from Virginia to New York City, back to Virginia, then Pittsburgh, and finally settling in Philadelphia. Let’s not forget Anuj’s equal sacrifice of going from DC to Tysons Corner.  But as true of the connection between and Anuj and Shruthi a few (hundred) miles haven’t gotten in the way of this blossoming love. They've stood by each other every day, successfully facing whatever life has thrown at them, and can't wait to embark on their next chapter together as husband and wife!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After receiving all the blessings and well wishes from his and Shruthi's families, Anuj couldn't wait to put his proposal plan into action. He had booked an Escape Room outing in DC for the two of them (where the final clue was going to be the proposal) and was planning a post proposal party with their close family and friends afterwards to celebrate.

Until...

Shruthi one day non-nonchalantly mentioned that her company was sending her to Bologna, Italy for a week-long conference and how she was going to spend an extra day in Venice before coming back. Immediately an idea started to form... what if Anuj proposed in Venice instead? The Bagai house went in full lockdown mode as there were only 2 weeks to plan a proposal (not to mention, Anuj was in NYC for a week for work). The flight was booked, Shruthi's parents and siblings were on board, and the wheels started to turn. Due to the time difference, Anuj and his older brother, Sumeet, were talking to companies in Venice in the early morning hours to see how to pull off a proposal Shruthi would surely never forget.

Shruthi did not make it any easier on Anuj. He had to tell her he was going out for the night and his phone was going to die so he could go on a 14 hour flight undetected. The night before the proposal she kept FaceTiming him to see his face (who can blame her there?), but he had to keep ignoring her calls since he was already in the streets of Venice by then. He even had his colleague/acquaintance/friend Vishal send him a picture from work that Anuj then sent to her to convince her that they were still in the office working late.

As the morning of the proposal approached Anuj was anxiously awaiting Shruthi's arrival to the surprise proposal point. Due to the time difference, he was unable to find out if had she made it to Venice since it was only 4 AM EST and he couldn’t text her without tipping her off. Anuj was so stressed that he checked out of his hotel room 3 hours early and stayed on the same corner of the same street in fear of running into her in Venice. All his hard efforts paid off when finally...
 https://vimeo.com/318815801/7c435289d1

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.
Our planning process was made a lot smoother due to the success of our wedding planning who is also our older brother. We are so thankful for all of his support and would not have been able to pull off our dream wedding without Dream Shaadi.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
As a Malayali bride I always knew I wanted to wear a Kerala cream colored outfit, but as a fusion destination wedding I wanted to combine our north Indian and south Indian cultures. I wore a custom made ivory and maroon silk gotapatti lehenga made by Nazranaa. I absolutely loved it!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of our planning process was the creative details that may have gone unnoticed to some but was fun for us to put together. (i.e. logo, hashtags, newsletters, welcome bags, wedding favors, t-shirts etc.)

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guest loved the fireworks we had at our post wedding event.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I most memorable parts of our wedding that keep replaying in my mind are obviously walking down the aisle at the wedding ceremony as well as seeing our guests reaction when the fireworks went off. It was a surprise to all of our guests including our immediate family.

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 tried to keep a reoccurring color scheme at each event and really took advantage of all the outdoor spaces available at the Grand at Moon Palace Resort to give our guests the ultimate destination wedding experience. The Post-wedding dinner party after our wedding ceremony is still the most talked about/memorable event for us and many of our guests.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Marry a man that makes you laugh and is willing to do anything to make you happy. The rest will all fall into place. Keep reminding yourself this even in the most stressful moments.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We loved all our vendors and could not have pulled off our dream wedding without them. We're also thankful for all our family and friends that helped throughout the process.

To relive more love stories like this one, don't forget to visit us tomorrow! We have something special prepared just for you.

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Destination
Romantic
season
Winter
color
Photography: Regeti's Photography | Planning & Design: Dream Shaadi | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | DJ: DynastyAV | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Wedding | Event Designer: Dream Shaadi | Venues: Palace Resorts Cancun | Venues: Palace Resorts Cancun | Venues: Palace Resorts Cancun | Venues: Palace Resorts Cancun | Floral & Decor: Zuñiga Productions & Events | Cinematography: Mari Harsan Studios | Fireworks: Promedsa | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndi


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Good morning, Maharanis! If a glimpse of what a real Maharani celebration is all about is what you seek, look no further because today's filmy is everything you have dreamed and expected out of an Indian wedding bash. The gala comes to us from PA, and I can't believe the grandiosity and glam displayed throughout it. Our friends from Lightyear Studios truly outdid themselves with this feature. So many colors, ambiances, delicious plates, dances, guests, and memories, captured by their talent. Impressive! The exclusive Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing was the venue of choice for Neha and Sunny to tie the knot! The Indian queen of the night, Maharani Neha, wore beautiful outfits and luxurious accessories that praised her innate beauty and made her look like a goddess. The team from Flawless Beauty by Pauline was in charge of dolling up this beauty, and they delivered nothing less than perfection. So talented! Today you are invited to relive all of the details that surrounded this celebration. So don't think twice and press play below for all of the highlights! You will love it!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

I met Sunny on Dil Mil! I remember seeing his picture and thinking I really hope this one sends me a DM. His profile said he was vegetarian and loved Garba- what more was I looking for? We chatted through texts for a few days and then he asked me out on a date. I was giddy and nervous! We met in Princeton for dinner and drinks. I had an inkling he was the one after our first date. He was honest and charming. We spent every weekend together after that, mostly in Philly and eventually fell in love.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
As a teacher, I get a week off in April for Spring Break so we decided to go to Saint Lucia. It was somewhere neither of us have been to and a destination where we could relax by the pool and swim in the ocean. As we did our research, one of the things I really wanted to do was hike the Gros Piton mountain. We decided to do the hike early on, on our trip so we would have time to recover after. I remember trying to read Sunny's face every time we talked about the hike- does he want to do this hike? Am I forcing him? Is this a bad idea? But I didn't let these thoughts stop us from our original plan so we rented a car, drove to the mountain and met our tour guide. You can only do this hike with a tour guide and for them, it's like a walk in the park. Sunny packed a speaker in his backpack which was a good distraction as we made our way up to the top. We would sing along to a song as we hiked and then take a break for a few mins, then sing another song while we hiked and stop again for a few mins. It was strenuous but we eventually made it to the top two hours later. When we got to the top, we took in the moment, snapped a few pictures and then our tour guide said let me take you to a different spot with a better view. Now we were off trail, literally hiking in the mountain and I kept tripping over rocks and branches. I remember thinking this wasn't such a good idea but then as we got closer to this secret lookout point, our tour guide started filming our reaction on his phone. I didn't think much of it because that view was truly breathtaking- it was better than the top of the mountain. Sunny told me to face the ocean so that he could take a picture of me looking out in the distance. While he was getting his phone, he was also fumbling with his speaker. I was irritated, thinking why can't he just put down his speaker and take in this moment with me. As I started turning around, he started yelling, no wait, wait wai...let me take another picture! It was taking too long... so I turned around and there was Sunny, on one knee, with a ring, asking me to marry him while our tour guide captured all of it on video. I obviously said yes- we hugged, we cried a few happy tears, and we kissed. It was a special moment!
 
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.
After attending so many of our friend's weddings over the years, Sunny and I knew there were a few vendors that were really important to us and needed to book immediately. Sunny wanted DJ Gaurav because he knows how to get a crowd dancing all night and I wanted Pauline Nobles for hair and makeup because her work is truly flawless. We contacted them as soon as we selected a wedding date. Both of us wanted Lightyear Studios to be our photographers and videographers because their work is great quality. It took us some time to find the right decorator but in the end we found someone we loved- Nirali Decor. She was so easy to work with and made our visions come true.  We used Platinum Dream Events as our day of coordinators and they did not miss a beat. Allison Manna at the Hilton was fantastic and helped our wedding day run smoothly.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
After Sunny proposed, I became very serious about my Pinterest boards. I created a board for mehndi designs, Garba decor, mandaps, hair/makeup looks and of course, wedding lenghas. The more I kept searching and pinning, I quickly realized that I was gravitating towards red bridal lenghas with heavy embroidery. Sabyasachi's designs caught my eye. I loved the way he created bold red lenghas with gold embroidery at the bottom of the skirt and floral sequins all over. When I went to India with Sunny and his parents, our first stop hours after we landed was Aso Palav. We spent nearly 6 hours there but I walked out with my wedding lengha. It was a bold red with gold embroidery at the bottom and floral sequins all over. I had my Sabyasachi moment.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning our wedding was food tasting! You really can't go wrong with Moghul. They have so many traditional and unique items. We stuck with traditional Gujarati food for lunch after the wedding ceremony and North Indian/ Punjabi food for dinner during the reception. For our cocktail hour, it was important for us to have some Indo- Chinese items and finger foods that were easy to eat. We chose South Indian items for our Mehndi night and had stations with lots of Mumbai street foods set up at our Garba. It was important to us that we offered different items at all of our events.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests absolutely LOVED the venue. When our family and friends received their save the date card and wedding invites, most of them thought our wedding was in Center City Philadelphia- with tall buildings, crowded streets, and pedestrians everywhere. But once our guests checked in at the Hilton on Penn's Landing, they found it to be a mini-resort with a swimming pool in the hotel, food trucks and hammocks on Spruce Street Harbor Park and a Ferris Wheel at the Blue Cross River Rink! There was something to do for everyone no matter the age and given that both of us have large families, we envisioned the Hilton to be the perfect venue not only for us but for everyone.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One of the best moments of our wedding was the Baraat. Sunny's baraat started over by the Seaport Museum, right outside the Hilton along the river. DJ Gaurav got the crowd so hyped and excited, everyone was dancing regardless of it being 90+ degrees outside. My bridesmaids and I were dancing in front of the windows that overlooked the waterfront. At one point, DJ Gaurav had everyone look over at the windows where I was waving at them and they were waving back at me. It was a moment where I knew Sunny was having a great time dancing with his family and friends and he knew I was with my girls smiling and laughing as they made their way to the Hilton. We had a drone that was able to capture so many shots from different angles of the baraat and they make us so happy!
 
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.
Sunny and I surprised our family and friends at our Garba night with a dance to Dholida and Chogada. People are still talking about it! We had a lot of fun putting it together.
 
My friends from childhood did a fabulous job at the reception with their dance and my brother really shocked everyone, in a good way, with his dancing skills.
 
Nirali from Nirali decor really killed it with her team. We loved the way she set everything up for us. She was easy to talk to, easy to work with, and made all of our events look and feel special.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't stress on your wedding day. Enjoy it! Remember to smile and laugh :)
Your guests will be able to feel your energy so make sure you stay positive and upbeat!
 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Cake was from Bredenbeck Bakery
Bouquets were from IGO in Edison- they have a little floral shop in there that also do garlands

 

Please visit us tomorrow for a new filmy moment. You will love it!

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Cinematography
season
Spring
color
Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Venues: Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Planning & Design: Platinum Dream Events | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DJ Gaurav | Baraat: Caliber Farms | Cake & Treats: Bredenbeck's Bakery | Cinematography: Lightyear Studios | Priest: Amit Upendhaey


SORT POST BY:

categories tags color categories

LANGUAGES

© 2020 Maharani Weddings | all right reserved