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New York, NY Contemporary Fusion Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Happy Wednesday, ladies! The filmy time of the day is here, so get ready to be amazed by all the beauty surrounding Christine & Sanjay's fusion wedding extravaganza. If the name of this lovely couple sounds familiar, that's because their wedding already featured in this beautiful gallery thanks to the fantastic shots captured by Peter Nguyen Studio. And you all loved it so much that we couldn't wait to share the cinematographic delight also captured by Peter Nguyen Studio. So without further ado, let's jump right into it! Thoroughly planned and executed by Bells N Rings Events, this life-changing event seemed like taken out from a fairytale. From the Catholic wedding ceremony hosted at the Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great Parish to the grand reception party celebrated at the Conrad New York, this entire event was a cornucopia of beauty, mixed emotions, and flair. And you already know how much we love fusion weddings, and this one had everything we love and so much more! Although there was so much beauty to admire, it was our lovely Christine who stole all the looks donning gorgeous and fashionable attires from Calla Blanche, Jacky Tai, Shree Designer Saree, and Harleen Kaur. But that is not all! She crowned her ravishing look, trusting her beauty needs to Aleetha Clanton and The Glass Slipper Wedding, who glamorized her in full, making her look like a goddess! If you don't want to miss any detail of this lovely event, wait no more, hit the play icon below, and get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale. We are sure you are going to love it so much!

 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met when I moved from California to NYC to go to pharmacy school and Sanjay was in medical school. We started off as friends and study partners before we began dating but both focused on our career and life goals. I’m a bit of a wild card... but I knew he was the one when I realized that he would never try to change me or expect me to fit the mold of what a wife is supposed to be. Sanjay lets me be exactly who I am and doesn’t allow any perceived gender roles, the expectations of society or the patriarchy, or what anyone else thinks to influence who I am or who I want to be. It’s a priceless thing to be loved, wanted and accepted for exactly who you are and nothing less. I never thought of myself as the marrying kind... but Sanjay’s the kinda guy you wanna marry. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Planning to propose to Christine was the easy part, but executing the surprise while avoiding Christine’s nosy ability to sniff out secrets was the hard part. With the help of family, friends, and Christine’s best doggo, Zipper, Sanjay set up a fake engagement photo shoot for Caroline and Chan using Christine’s role as Caroline’s bridesmaid as the perfect excuse. It worked! The girls spent the previous day getting dolled up and bonding and Christine suspected nothing. On the day of the photo shoot, everyone arrived in his or her preplanned places and the photo shoot got underway. Several shots in, the photographer poses Christine with Sanjay, who suddenly gets down on one knee… and with perfect timing, Zipper trots over with a sign reading “Mom, we love the big guy, can we keep him?” Christine says “YES!” and the couple finishes off a stunning sunset proposal photo shoot. Afterwards, they arrive home to a surprise backyard BBQ engagement party with family and friends and catering from Christine's favorite Taco Lady.
 
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.
It was important for us to incorporate both our cultures (Indian and Vietnamese) and religions (Hindu and Catholic) into our wedding. We also have a very diverse group of family and friends, so we wanted to be able to partake in and feel included in our ceremonies, events, food, and music. We hired an amazing wedding planner (Meghna from Bells N Rings) who helped us hand pick each vendor, our venue, and our caterer. The food was beyond amazing (with enough delicious variety to satisfy our every diet) and the music had everyone on the dance floor. We were the first wedding at The Conrad to close down a small street in NYC for a Baraat and LeighAnne, our coordinator helped make every single detail a dream come true. I had four outfit changes for each event (Calle Blanche - white wedding dress for the Catholic ceremony, Jacky Tai - Vietnamese ao dai for the Tea ceremony, ShreeDesignerSaree - lengha for Hindu ceremony, and Harleen Kaur - reception dress). Meghna did an amazing job helping to coordinate all the bride’s side of the family flying in from California and made it work with the groom’s side of the family, who is originally from New York. It was a lot of work but worth every bit of planning to have all our family and friends share our day with us. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I used Instagram and word of mouth recommendation from friends to help narrow down the style and look for the Hindu ceremony lengha and Catholic ceremony white wedding dress. I knew the Catholic ceremony dress would be traditional white and I went with Calle Blanche because I love their aesthetic (graceful, smooth lines with intricate beadwork and illusion lace). I selected ShreeDesignerSaree because they worked closely with me to customize my style preferences and bring the dress I imagined to life.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was combining all our cultures and traditions and creating a four day wedding weekend that we shared with our family and friends... and most importantly, learning more about each other and our cultures and religions while creating a space where all our guests could learn about our backgrounds and each feel included throughout our union and celebration.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Hands down, the food and the music. Everyone (regardless of diet: vegetarians, omnivores, religious restrictions, etc)  raved about the food. The music reflected our diverse tastes: from Bollywood to Bachata to old school hip hop to current pop singles, everyone hit the dance floor and stayed there. We still have guests who can’t stop talking about both. We have already recommended both our caterer and our music/media team to several friends for their current engagement planning.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first looks. We were lucky enough to have three, one prior to the Catholic ceremony, another prior to the Vietnamese Tea ceremony, and the last one prior to the Hindu ceremony. Each time was emotional and unique. We were married three times in three different ceremonies over the weekend... I think we are probably the most married couple of all time!
 
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.
The Catholic ceremony theme was moody jewel tones. I had 10 bridesmaids (BriMas) and allowed them each to pick their own dresses and shoes in whatever style and material was most flattering to each. All of my BriMas were a rainbow of different backgrounds, skin color, sizes and all held a unique place in my heart. I wanted their outfits to reflect that. Some wore velvet or lace or sequins but each stood out. The color theme fit well as we were married at The Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great and it had a very beautiful dark Gothic Revival/Medieval architecture to it. This theme carried into all our events which allowed our wedding party their choice of outfit style. Our entire wedding theme embraced the darker, moodier colors of autumn which we felt were more representative of the taste of the bride and groom. Our wedding party choreographed dances that wowed us and all our guests.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Stay true to yourselves. Planning a wedding is stressful enough as it is, and trying to blend and balance two different and uniquely special cultures and religions made it even more so (especially with family expectations!) It’s fine to listen to everyone but at the end of the day, it’s YOUR (bride and groom) choice, so do what feels right for you. Also, it really helped having an amazing wedding planner who volunteered to be our buffer for times when we had to say no (sorry mom, the wedding planner says that’s just not logistically possible!)
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Wedding jewelry was gifted to the bride from her family... with the exception of the mangal sutra, which the groom designed and created with a jeweler into something simple yet elegant to suit the bride’s tastes so that his bride could wear it everyday. It is a gold lotus flower suspended between the mangal sutra beads (detail pictures available). The bridal mehndi was done on Wednesday night to allow full color maturation while the mehndi night was open to friends of the bride and groom so everyone (all ages, male/female, etc) could share in the unique custom. And so the bride could spend time with friends and family instead of tied to one place getting the bridal henna done. The food was deigned with the bride and groom and the caterer, Chef Anand, from scratch and included both Indian and Vietnamese cuisine as well as others (ie: a taco bar because the bride grew up eating lots of Mexican food in California). Make up and hair choices as well as outfits of each bridesmaid and groomsmen were unique to each person’s preferences to further embrace and emphasize our diversity and shared appreciation for each other. We carefully selected our officiants to further this goal. Both the Catholic and Hindu ceremony made the effort to explain every step of the ceremony by the pandit and priest to help our guests understand and learn a little bit about the background of the bride and groom.
 

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Planning & Design: Bells N Rings Events | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Catholic Ceremony Venue: Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great Parish | Hindu / Reception Venue: Conrad New York | Hair & Makeup: Aleetha Clanton | Hair & Makeup: The Glass Slipper Wedding | Catering: Chef Gaurav Anand | DJ: 07 Event Group | Catholic Ceremony Bridal Fashion: Calla Blanche | Vietnamese Bridal Fashion: Jacky Tai | Hindu Bridal Fashion: Shree Designer Saree | Reception Dress: Harleen Kaur


Long Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Good morning, beautiful ladies! We were dying to get back to you as we have a film that will surely take your breath away. Today, we'll be taking a look at all the beauty surrounding Divya & Nehal's big wedding celebration. If the name of these lovebirds sounds familiar to you, it is because we already featured their wedding bash with a gorgeous gallery that you can check here. However, there was so much finery to admire that we decided to relive this grand event. This time, Peter Nguyen Studio is ready to take your breath away with a cinematographic delight showcasing the highlights of the celebration that united Divya & Nehal un marriage. And believe us, this grand event celebrated inside the halls of the Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton is an absolute visual delight, and a dream come true. And talking about dreams that come true, take a moment to admire the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Divya. She was stunning throughout the entire celebration, thanks to Angievacamakeup, who took care of all her beauty needs in such a spectacular way that we cannot stress how much we loved it. If you are like us and can't wait to jump into this rollercoaster of emotions, hit the play icon below and get ready to be amazed by this unforgettable celebration!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Nehal through mutual friends at UCLA. I was a wide-eyed freshman and he was a too-cool-for school junior who loved to clown on me. I was always attracted to him, but I never thought we would end up together because we were just friends. It wasn't until the end of my sophomore year when his texts became more frequent and our chats lasted until 2 AM, when I realized that something was brewing between us. As soon as we started dating I knew that he was the one for me, because I just couldn't see myself marrying someone other than him. Nehal and I connected so well, he treated me and my family so well, and he made me laugh and smile almost every second of the day.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I was convinced through fake emails that one of Nehal's friends was getting engaged in San Diego, and that we would attend to surprise the bride to be. When we arrived at the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, I was surprised to find that Nehal and I were the "first to arrive" before the couple and the other guests. However, the photographer then arrived and asked Nehal and I if she could take "test shots" of us on the cliffs to prepare for the real couple's proposal. As Nehal and I positioned ourselves gazing toward the ocean, Nehal started to get on one knee and proceeded to tell me how he always knew that he was going to marry me. Despite the fact that he put the ring on the wrong finger, I of course said yes with tears of joy!
 
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.
Pinterest boards and multiple lists helped me stay organized in regard to choosing my hair/makeup, outfits, jewelry, decor theme, colors, and mehndi. We chose Hotel Maya, because we absolutely loved the venue when we attended my cousin's wedding. We also used some of the same vendors from my sister's wedding (i.e., caterer, makeup artist, decorator), because we had such a great experience with them 2 years prior.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was in love with the colors and intricate work of Sabyasachi wedding lenghas, so I knew I wanted one with a similar design. I have always loved the colors maroon and coral pink, so it was easy for me to choose these two colors for my wedding lengha when I saw Sabyasachi lenghas with this color scheme. My cousin knew a store owner in India, so we sent him pictures of the maroon and coral pink Sabyasachi wedding lengha that I wanted. Through many Whatsapp texts, calls, and pictures between the owner and my cousin we were able to find the perfect lengha that fit my vision. The owner then took my measurements through text, altered the outfit, and shipped it over to me in time for the big day.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the wedding process was creating a vision for our wedding by deciding on the color scheme, decor theme, and outfits. It was fun skimming through Pinterest boards and bouncing ideas off of friends and family to help shape the vibe and look of the wedding. It was even more fun seeing how our vision came together so well on the day of the wedding, thanks to our amazing team.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Many guests fell in love with our venue Hotel Maya. They raved about the beautiful view of the marina that was visible during the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The layout and decor of the hotel was also very unique and modern, which set a nice vibe for our guests throughout their stay. Many of our guests also loved the food that was catered from Mantra at the reception. They fell in love with the unique appetizers (e.g., Indian style bean and cheese tacos) and authentic North Indian dinner.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I will never forget those two moments when I was dancing with my new husband at our wedding reception. The surprise entrance dance is so memorable because it was so fun seeing our guests' surprised reactions as they cheered for us. Their energy made it so fun to bust it down on the dance floor with my new hubby. It was also special sharing the first dance with my husband. It was the only moment during the day when I felt so connected to him that I forgot about everyone else in the room.
 
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 had my henna party at the banquet hall of Tandoori Gardens in Anaheim. It was a night filled with amazing food (e.g., vegetable biriyani, samosa chaat, corn kebab), music, dancing, and of course mehndi. To add to the entertainment my best friend delivered a thoughtful and funny speech. We also had many danced performed by my nieces/nephews, my mother and aunts, and by yours truly. The banquet hall itself was beautifully set up; we simply added flowers and floating candles to add some color. We chose a turquoise light to illuminate the hall, to match my turquoise lengha.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I truly enjoyed my wedding and reception because I made a conscious decision not to stress on that day. I told myself that there was literally no way to change anything on the wedding day, and I allowed my coordinators to take the reins allowing me to just be present and not worry about the details. By placing trust in my team and making the conscious effort to not nit-pick or stress, I had so much fun hanging out with loved ones and appreciating the fruits of our labor.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Jewelry: I chose choker necklace sets with matching earrings and tikka. Two sets were bought on Amazon, and one was bought at Sari Palace in Artesia.
 
Decor: I chose an Enchanted theme for the reception with greenery and a color scheme of champagne gold and white. The table decor consisted of trees, flowers, hanging crystals, and votive candles. My lengha at the reception also mimicked this color scheme against the giant greenery backdrop.
 
Cake: We actually chose to eliminate a cake so we could replace the cake cutting ceremony with more time to hang out with guests! Instead, we served mini desserts (cheesecake, cake pops, fruit tarts) from Great Dane Bakery.
 
Venue: We used the Vista Del Mar Pavilion for the wedding ceremony because it had a great view of the marina. This same area was lit up for the cocktail hour with cozy bonfire pits that guests were able to sit around sipping on their drinks and mingling. The reception was held in the ballroom with windowed walls to provide a constant view of the lit up marina.
 
Mehndi: I chose to make my mehndi fun by adding a Nike sign, UCLA logo, Lakers logo, my husband's name, and our wedding date scattered between my two arms.
 
Nike Bowties: My husband is known to wear Nike everyday; hence, the hashtag. Thus, we had a Nike bow tie made for my husband which said "Just Married" with a Nik swoosh. He wore this bow tie at the reception, while the groomsmen wore matching maroon bowties with Nike swooshes on it.
 
Snacks at Wedding: At the wedding ceremony, we placed a decorative pouch/purse on each chair filled with sweet and savory snacks. Our guests mentioned that they really appreciated having these snacks to munch on during the ceremony.


That is all for today, darlings! See you on Monday for more!

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Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Hair & Makeup: Angievacamakeup | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Mehndi Artists: Angievacamakeup | Mehndi Venue: Tandoori Garden | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton | Planning & Design: Shilpa Patel Events | Floral & Decor: SYNX Events | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Baraat: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Desserts: Great Dane Bakery


Scottsdale, AZ Indian Fusion Wedding by D.P. Weddings

TGIF Beautiful ladies! The end of this phenomenal week is here, and we don't want to conclude it without giving you the filmy time of the day! That's right. Today we have a fantastic visual masterpiece prepared just for you, thanks to the talented team from D.P. Weddings. They made sure to capture every single moment from Supriya & Steven's wedding ceremony for our enjoyment! And if this is not enough, you can relive this celebration by visiting this jaw-dropping gallery by Rachel Solomon Photography. Our lovely duo chose the McCormick Ranch Golf Club for all the pre-wedding events and the Royal Palms Resort and Spa for the fusion wedding ceremony and reception. Supriya, our beautiful Maharani, stole everyone's attention with her innate beauty and showcasing a fantastic Mehndi art designed by Henna by Purvi. The wedding ceremony was so lovely, and the wedding reception seemed like taken out of a fairy tale. Mainly because of the live music played by Lucky Devils Band, who turned this gala into an epic party. Today, you are one click away from all the amazingness that surrounded this wedding celebration! So don't think twice and click play below!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Stevie on January 4th, 2018, following an introduction on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. Our first date was on the day that the Bomb Cyclone blanketed New York City in snow. We met for drinks at Bobby Van's near Grand Central Station, because it was one of the few places that remained open. Time seemed to pause, along with the outside world, as we chatted for hours!
 
I was struck by Stevie’s quiet confidence, wit, and uncanny familiarity. I felt as though I already knew him -- on our first date alone, there was an easy and natural balance between us. To my friends, I referred to him as “Steady Stevie," and that last part has stuck. Within just a few weeks of dating, I told my mom (much to her alarm) that I knew I was going to marry him. We ultimately chose January 4th as our wedding day, as it is also the date we met!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
A year after we met, Stevie fittingly chose to propose in Grand Central Station on a beautiful evening in January! I met up with him at Grand Central Oyster Bar. We checked our coats and grabbed a glass of wine at the bar. Curiously, the Maître D' (who was in on it) said there would be a long wait even though the place was empty. So to kill time, we drifted over to the Whispering Gallery and eventually the Main Concourse. There, Stevie told me we were going on a journey; which train did I think we were taking? Perplexed, my concern was that we had left our coats (and wine!) at the restaurant. He said not to worry, and gestured at the balcony overlooking the concourse, where I suddenly saw my parents waving. When I turned back around, Stevie was on one knee, with heartfelt words and a big smile on his face.
 
The rest of the night is a blur of glee -- champagne and hors d'oeuvres with my family at Bobby Vans (where we had our first date), a casual pit stop to see Hamilton on Broadway, and a surprise afterparty at my favorite bar, Ted's, where my brother had gathered a group of our closest friends! The night ended at 4 am, with Dollar Pizza on 3rd Avenue. We will forever thank New York City for bringing us together, a boy from Arizona and a girl from India.
 
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 had a destination wedding in my groom's hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Since we live in New York, we found ourselves in the capable hands of my Arizona wedding planner, Laurie Stricklin! I had weekly calls with Laurie, who would find vendors to match my ideas. We also had 3-weekend trips to  finalize decisions in person.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had a vision for my white wedding dress being ultra-feminine with lots of lace detail. I went shopping with my mom at Kleinfeld Bridal and immediately fell in love with a gorgeous Pnina Tornai off-shoulder neckline and sheer lace bodice. The designer herself, Pnina, was there in person and helped me customize the rest of the dress: a soft A-line silhouette with a modest train. I have a video with her, as I said Yes to the Dress!
 
For my Sangeet lengha, I found myself drawn to modern Indian design, as opposed to the more traditional heavily-beaded florals. I've always loved vibrant colors and patterns, and so I chose a bright turquoise + pink lengha with gold accents! With my groom in gold, and our wedding party in teal and pink, we felt it all came together really well.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We know we come from very different backgrounds, cultures, and religious traditions. So throughout the planning process, our North Star was the idea of "One True Fusion Ceremony," which was a lot of fun to brainstorm!
 
We wanted the important elements of each of us represented. I wore a white dress as a nod to Stevie’s culture, and he wore an Indian suit for me. My bridesmaids represented my tradition in red lenghas, and the groomsmen represented his culture, in black tuxedos. Our ceremony featured both a western Officiant and a Hindu Pandit. We had Bible Readings and Hindu Mantras, recited our own Vows and even Broke the Glass. Our wedding had everything from the Henna to the Horah! Even our hashtag (#OneLesserMenon) combined both our last names and embraced the spirit of unity.
 
Before the wedding day we had a Mehendi, Rehearsal Dinner, and Sangeet -- this rounded out all the traditions of our families. It was a wonderful, colorful, and authentic wedding for the two of us.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the thing that the guests appreciated the most was embracing a cultural element that they weren't accustomed to! Many of my Indian family members had never experienced toasts at a Rehearsal dinner, never seen a bride in a white dress, and never danced to a Horah! Stevie's side of the family loved picking out Indian outfits for the Sangeet, getting Henna done on their hands, and watching our "mystical" Hindu ceremony. Many of our friends loved practicing together for Sangeet performances, and donning bright kurtas, saris, and ornate jewelry. We hope every guest got to experience something unique, and authentic to our fusion wedding.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I absolutely LOVED watching my "gora" groom perform bhangra at our Sangeet, alongside two seasoned Indian friends! He has always been a great dancer, but it was absolutely incredible -- the whole crowd was cheering and I think his side of the family was stunned! It really warmed my heart that he wanted to embrace the Indian culture and do something that required stepping completely outside of his comfort zone.
 
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 weave in authentic, important pieces of our story throughout the wedding. For our first dance we chose the song "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, because this was actually the first song we danced to, a few weeks into dating! Signature drinks at our reception were based on our favorite cocktails. At the afterparty in our hotel suite, we had my groom's favorite: In-N-Out burgers, fries, and shakes. Too many details to recount here!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Being a very planning-oriented person, I made a conscious decision to just let go and be present the week of the wedding. You've done all the hard work, now soak up every moment, and ENJOY!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our wedding gifts to each other were so special! We wanted to gift each other things that would become our family's heirlooms -- our story forever passed down along with them. Stevie is a big watch-enthusiast, so I surprised him with a classic and timeless Patek Philippe dress watch. I had the back of the case engraved with the words, "January 4, 2020. Until the end of time." He got me a stunning 3.5-carat Infinity ring, with 20 oval diamonds to represent the year we got married.
 
If you loved this love story, wait to see what we have prepared for you on Monday. So visit us back!
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Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Live Music: Lucky Devils Band | Sangeet Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Ceremony Venue: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Reception Venue: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Laurie Stricklin | Floral & Decor: Fiori Floral Design | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | DJ: DJ Adi | Bridal Fashions / Bridal Jewelry: Nazranaa NJ | Cinematography: D.P. Weddings | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Makiaj Beauty | Fireworks: Fireworks Productions of Arizona | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Indian Wedding Card | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth | Registry: Zola | Rentals: Inner Space Events | Tuxedos: Alton Lane | Bride's White Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Bride's White Wedding Dress: Kleinfelds | Groom's Indian Outfits: Knollswood | Bridesmaids lehengas: IV By Divya | Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Photography: Sean Cook Weddings


Long Island, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Niran Jangogula

Happy Wednesday, beautiful ladies! I hope you are ready for the filmy time of the day. Today we are double-featuring Lohitha Dasari & Mayur's wedding celebration. We have this jaw-dropping gallery created by the talented team from BNB Photography, and we are also pleased to present the visual masterpiece by Niran Jangogula. And I know that you will love them both! To begin this journey, let me tell you that Lohitha Dasari & Mayur, made a perfect combination of venues to host their big wedding celebration! The Garden City Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Long Island, and the Crest Hollow Country Clu witnessed their promise of eternal love, providing the perfect setting for each ceremony and event. Just fantastic. To enhance the beauty of these venues, Stylish Events & House of Dipali created a unique environment with an excellent decoration that left everyone speechless. But who really stole the show was our gorgeous maharani, who look dazzling throughout the entire wedding events thanks to Kanwal Batool, who took care of all her beauty needs. So don't think twice and hit the play icon below! I know you will love it as much as we did! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mayur and I initially dated when we were 15/16! We stayed friends after that for many years and always bumped into each other at random social events. Life happened and we reconnected again after I turned 30 and it was an instant connection. We had the same values and morals and instantly fell back in love again. Our first date was at a vineyard and we knew fate brought us back together for a reason.

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.
Unlike other brides I hated the part of "planning". It was something that gave me a lot of anxiety because I wanted everything to be perfect. I had a vision in my head but had a hard time putting that down on paper. My husband who is a creative genius helped out tremendously in this department and pretty much executed all our ideas to our vendors. As our wedding was going to be on Long Island we had to find venues that could hold the amount of guests we had attending ( 800 +). We went with The Garden city hotel, Hyatt Regency and Crest Hollow country club. My hair and makeup was done by Kanwal Batool and her amazing staff - She has always been a dear friend to me so that was the one thing I was certain about. The Decor and theme we worked with House of Dipali ( Kiriba Floral) and Stylish Events of NY to execute the different visions we had for each event. They were an incredible help. Last but not least our attentive wedding planner Artistic Affairs ( Jharna) was there from the first moment to the last. She really gave us so many unique ideas and helped plan to perfect, we could not have had such beautiful executed events without her and her team!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
All my Indian outfits were custom done by Mom in India. I wore two different sarees for the wedding ceremony and they were custom made on the handloom. My mom actually picked out all the threads and warping and they were weaved by the weavers. Fun fact - I did not try on any of my Indian outfits till the day of each event! I trusted my moms choices and they all came out perfect. My reception outfit was an american white dress covered in swarvoski crystals. My family and I traveled to California to Karoza Bridal to pick it out as I fell in love with their designs on instagram. I initially envisioned myself in a mermaid gown but after spending hours there my mom pulled the perfect princess gown that I fell in love with as soon as I tried it on. Once again I guess its true, Moms know best.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment in our wedding was the first dance. My close friend Breanne actually sang our first song and recorded it and sent it to us all the way from Spain. She was unable to make the wedding but its something that my husband and I will cherish forever. We were serenaded with the most beautiful voice as we were dancing ; We truly felt there was no one else in the room as we danced.

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 sangeet night was filled with so much laughter and dancing. We had so many people that performed and took their time out of their life to add something special and memorable that we can remember, we will always hold those dances and songs close to our hearts. I also wanted to do a combination of songs dedicated to my grandmother, Mom & dad and my in laws. It was something I always wanted to do and I am glad I had the opportunity to do that.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't sweat the small things! So many things are going to go wrong and not as you planned but just remember this is the start of the rest of your life with your perfect love and that is what's important.

Wait to see what we have prepared for you tomorrow. It will take your breath away!

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Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Venues: Crest Hollow Country Club | Hair & Makeup: Kanwal Batool | Venues: The Garden City Hotel | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Long Island | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Long Island | Planning & Design: Artistic Affairs NY | Floral & Decor (Wedding Floral): Kiriba Floral | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | Catering (Mehndi): The Garden City | Catering (Sangeet): Tandoor & Co. Restaurant | Catering (Wedding): Dakshin Express | DJ / Baraat: DJ USA | Cinematography: Niran Jangogula | Mehndi Artist: Henna For All | Photography: BNB Photography


New Rochelle, NY Indian Wedding by Pandya Photography

Happy Tuesday, beautiful ladies! This is my favorite part of the day, the filmy time! This phenomenal love story will take your breath away and your inspiration to levels you've never experienced before! You will be enchanted by every detail surrounding Nittina & Tiju's wedding celebration. Today you can relive this marvelous celebration thanks to the phenomenal talent of Pandya Photography, who not only prepared a beautiful gallery but also created the visual masterpiece below!. How cool is this? So, lets head down to the St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church to admire the wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage! Our gorgeous Maharani walked down the aisle, looking like a vision of beauty and leaving everyone speechless! She trusted the talent and style from Mehndikalogie for all beauty needs, and all that we can say is that she made the right call! Once the wedding ceremony ended, the exclusive Greentree Country Club hosted an unforgettable wedding reception. To relive this moment, make sure to hit the play icon below! You will love it!

If we inspired you today, wait to see what we have prepared for you tomorrow!

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Photography: Pandya Photography | Hair & Makeup: Mehndikalogie | Cinematography: Pandya Photography | Ceremony Venue (Christian): St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Greentree Country Club | Floral & Decor: Mayuri's Floral Design | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | DJ: PHD


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