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Birmingham, AL Indian Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Good morning Maharanis! I hope you are ready for our filmy day of the week. Today, we will return to a lovely summer day in which Shaista & Umair commemorated their marriage. Ladies, I have to say this is one of the most captivating celebrations I have seen! It's the heart and energy you can sense just right away. L3 Event Services outdid themselves with the design for these lovebirds' wedding day. I adored so many details, but the first has to be the Mehndi art Henna by Rozisalim did for our Maharani. The grace of every piece made Shaista shine like the star she is! And not only was her attire breathtaking, but so was her prince charming, with a gorgeous sherwani and a luxurious tuxedo from Kamran Bespoke. They were reigning! I don't have enough words to describe the beauty of this gala. The Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa was the best choice our couple could make to have their revelry. The alluring sophistication this place provides is remarkable, and the decor The Event Designer brought was the perfect addition to it, filling the atmosphere with class and grace. The elegant bouquets looked glorious and thoroughly matched the couples' style. Indeed, all the guests were enamored with them. The fascinating adornment was not the only thing they enjoyed. The gastronomic delight, courtesy of Asmas Cuisine, was phenomenal! The lovebirds ensure everyone had the time of their lives with the Outspoken Visions Entertainment team in charge of keeping a cherry climate and a never-ending dance throughout the celebration. Their wedding will be engraved in Shaista & Umair's souls' for a lifetime, and they will be able to relive it all thanks to the work Hakim's Studio did to capture the essence of the grand day. Feeling pours through every second! You can catch a glimpse of their romance. Just click the play button below.

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Umair and Shaista met in Nashville on Dec. 30th, 2018. Umair had moved down to Nashville a few months before and was upset that his boss had made him stay back to work. Little did he know it was God's plan to keep him there to meet his future wife ;) Shaista was down in Birmingham for her friend’s wedding. Her siblings and some of their friends decided to do New Years together in Nashville. On Dec. 30 Umair was on Broadway watching the Titans game and met up with their mutual friend at Jason Aldean's. Shaista and her sisters had wrapped up the wedding festivities and got there a little later and met up with the rest of the crew there. Shaista went to say hi, and of course received a semi-cold response from Umair so she said bye. (P.S. if you know Umair you know about his RBF, and how sometimes it’s not very welcoming.)
So you ask, well how did they finally get together?
Shaista and Umair credit this to her sister and friend, but the long-story short version includes a random guy being too handsy, some yelling/schooling on feminism, and a big misunderstanding that brought Umair and Shaista close together. This led to some Vegas bombs and some oversharing (being a doctor means sometimes people aka Umair felt obligated to share and got a free consultation visit out of it). Also, can’t forget Umair’s untied shoe that kept bothering Shaista so she finally just tied it for him. Maybe that’s what tied them together for life.
After that Umair slid into Shaista's DM's literally!!! He found a way to be with her all weekend long. One of Shaista's favorite memories of the weekend is when they snuck away from the group with just her BFF (Namita) and BFF’s husband to the dance floor and Umair was trying to get her BFF’s husband to dance while Namita and Shaista just watched. (If you know the both of them you know how entertaining that scene would be).
Thinking this might be a New Year’s fling, Shaista flew back to Fort Worth and Umair is still upset he couldn't be the one to drop her to the airport to this day (How romantic!) However, Umair continued to keep in touch with Shaista through Facetimes, messages, etc., and the rest is history!
I don’t know if I know of a particular time when I thought Umair was the one. However, the one thing that comes to mind, is how easily and quickly Umair made his spot in my family. My little sister moved to Nashville 5 months into us dating, where he was living while I lived in Dallas. My mother would visit my baby sister there often and the 3 of them would hang out, play Open Rummy, board games, and eat dinner. It made us all feel safe knowing he was there, since she is the baby of the family and had never lived away from home prior to this. I loved how easily he got along with my family and that I didn’t need to be present for them all to hangout.

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Umair had originally planned to propose in April 2020, but COVID struck and unfortunately his original grand plan including helicopters, 200-plus family and friends, and much more was brought to a halt. He didn't lose hope, and knew he wanted to make Shaista his wife soon, so he came up with another plan that was more intimate. Shaista the detective was a little too hard to surprise, but Umair still somehow managed to have some surprise elements. He proposed to her in Dallas, the city they would soon be making their home, with their closest family and friends around. They had purchased their first home during COVID and 2 weeks after closing was the big day! Shaista’s mom and baby sister were in town to help her get the house set up. A day before the proposal Shaista’s baby sister suggested they get their nails done (which was a little suspicious but her baby sister played it off well. Shaista’s BFF and middle sister had also said they can’t be there during July 4th weekend due to work so she got thrown off). The day - July 3rd - started with high tea since Shaista loves high tea so much. He sent her out with her mother and baby sister for tea, claiming he had work and couldn’t make it since it was a Friday. Afterwards, Raeesa (her baby sister) “forgot” something at home, so they all made a quick stop at the house. They didn’t even turn the car off and for some reason were convinced they all had to run into the house. The next thing you know the house is set up with beautiful memories of their journey together thus far. From the entrance of the house started a lovely dance full of surprising entrances and moments done by her sisters, BFF, brother in laws, and the moms. The dance ended with the road to the backyard where Umair was waiting all suited up in 100 degree Dallas weather with a few more surprises up his sleeve (literally, since Shaista had lost her dad 12 years ago he had a picture of Shai and her dad as his cufflinks and wore one of her dad’s old ties). He asked her after showing her a slide show with more of their memories and with her dream ring and she of course said YES!!!

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 took a couple months after the engagement to enjoy that period before we started wedding planning. It was an unpredictable time to start planning given COVID. We debated having a small wedding but both of us especially I had always wanted to get all my people from the different phases of life (high school, college, medical school, residency, work, etc.) under one roof. Anyways first thing was deciding location, which we both agreed on Hoover, Alabama as one that was my childhood town, my mom still lived there, it was close to Umair’s childhood town of Memphis, and most importantly it was the town where my father’s last memories were present. We toured a few different hotels there and when we both saw Renaissance Ross Bridge, we fell in love. It was what we envisioned - a wedding with a vacation. We initially booked a venue a couple minutes away for the sangeet since I wanted different vibes for the events, however we wanted desi food and the original venue was not cooperative. However, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason because we found our perfect Sangeet venue with everything we envisioned plus more at Soiree Event Gallery (just look at the pictures there and all the beautiful chandeliers that light up the room). Plus, they were very easy to work with which was an added bonus. That same weekend that we finalized our original venue (in September about 12 months before our wedding date), I took Umair to try Bayleaf as I loved the Indian fusion themed food and drinks (we served a paan Old fashion, and Mango-jito) which ended up being crowd favorites. After that we worked on photographer and Umair only wanted Hakims Studios. I was always a fan of their work, but after working with them would highly recommend them to anyone especially if you want your photos to be grand- looking and remind you of a Bollywood type event. We also booked our event planner L3 events about a year in advance. I had seen her and her team live in action previously and I loved how organized, fierce, young, and relatable she is. Next, on our list was picking reception food, we picked Pakistani food to be balance the Indian and Pakistani taste that both our families have. We sampled several different places but loved the food at Asma’s. I wanted some of the food items to be served with a twist, such as the falooda in a martini glass, and Imran from Asma’s helped us come up with fun ways to amp up the presentation. Everyone still talks about how delicious their food was.
About 9 months out from the wedding I started reaching out and even went did some hair and make-up trials. I initially wanted to go with someone local however traveling back and forth for hair and makeup trials wasn’t feasible. Thus I ended up searching for someone local in the DFW area that’s when on Instagram I came across Makeup.Faced by Reetu. I set up and hair and make-up trial and my husband came to the trial with me. This was our second hair and make-up artist but when she completed my make up let’s just say we both were blown away with how pretty I looked but still felt so natural. For my Henna artist, I searched some local photographers’ pages on IG and fell in love with Rozi’s work (IG page Henna by RoziSalim), and she did an amazing job giving me the henna of my dreams. As far as the DJ we checked out several DJ’s we had heard at weddings over IG and reached out to our top 5 favorite. This was Umair’s department so he did his due diligence while picking them. We danced nonstop for 5 hours on Saturday at the reception, the music and especially the DHOL player was on fire.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
When selecting the person to make my outfits, I knew it had to be Millionaire collection. She had for years been making clothes for me and they always looked amazing. All my inspo came from hours of being on IG and then I would give her 2-3 pictures and we would talk through how I imagined my outfit looking. She probably in the 9 months I worked with her for all my wedding outfit looks spent at least 60 hours in person or over the phone helping me make all my dream outfits. I knew I wanted a winter/clean look themed reception and wanted to wear a dark shade of blue for reception. For sangeet I was in love with lavender but my sisters wanted me to be in something brighter. (which I am glad they did cause my favorite outfit was probably the hot pink lengha). I had hints of lavender on my outfit to match my bridesmaid outfits that Kulsum Aunty from Millionaire’s collection made. For mehendi, I wanted to be in something Floral, and something that would not interfere with my mehendi, but have something that kept me warm incase I got cold with the mehendi on. So we came up with a 3/4th mint green and floral themed lengha and blouse with a short sleeve detachable jacket. My Nikkah saree all came from this one blouse I was obsessed with. Together with Kulsum Aunty and after several pictures/phone calls/Facetimes we finally agreed upon the perfect saree design to go with the blouse, and a subtle pink dupatta to wear on my head to go with the retro-Indian royalty vibe I was looking for. Also wanted to recognize Hamraniatelier who made my sisters MOH outfits for the reception.
For my husband we knew we wanted to use Kamran Bespoke for both his Nikkah and Reception outfits. Which he customized each one to reflect something about our relationship on there. His pithi and Sangeet outfit was made my Millionaire’s collection to match mine.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
To be honest wedding planning is one of the most stressful things I had ever done and know that I love planning parties. Maybe it was the timing with work and COVID but it was the most hectic process ever. I was blessed that both our parents wanted whatever we wanted, and Umair and I were open and on the same page with expectations. The most enjoyable process for me though was watching Umair go from being completely confused and not knowing what all entails wedding planning to me just telling him my vision and him making it happen. For us I felt like I was having to do a lot of the heavy lifting the first few months and essentially helping create the rough outline of expectations and to-do list. However, the last 6 months he took over as work got hectic for me. I just had to tell him this is what I want, or what I envision and he took over. In fact, I was joking with my wedding planner recently about how she had a board to help keep everything organized with to-do lists, contracts, etc - everything that was needed for her to make this wedding run smoothly. My husband took care of everything, I still don’t even know how to get to the board. He made sure everything was taken care of. I said this during my speech and I will say it again; I may have been the mind behind the wedding, but Umair was the hands and it’s all thanks to his hard work I got my dream wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There are 3 moments that always replay from the wedding. The first was sangeet day when Umair was talking to my sister and I walked and tapped him to say I am here. His expression made me feel like the prettiest person ever. No camera caught it but his expression is forever etched in my heart and memory. The second memory was when the Umair got to wear the Dhol and I got to play it. The third one was when the DJ played “Ram Jaane” which is Umair’s favorite Bollywood movie and one of the 5 Bollywood movies he had watched before he met me. I was across the room talking to some friends and ran across the room when I heard the song. Umair happened to be on stage with his best friend. I started taking off his shirt, ran to the dance floor grabbed someone’s suit jacket got Umair to wear it with his tank. His best friend brought at tie to wear to put on Umair’s head. I looked at Umair and said live your dream of wanting to be Ram Jaane at your wedding. We danced the rest of the song as him being Shahrukh khan in the movie, and me bouncing from being Juhi Chawla in the movie to being one of SRK/ aka Umair’s fan girls.

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.
For anyone who knows me knew that my wedding would not be complete without multiple dances. For sangeet night we opened up with a dream come to reality which was a dance-off between the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. Everyone blew us away with their moves( s/o to all the girls and guys who put their best of there but the crowd favorite was Jess doing a cart wheel in a lengha). Do I even have to tell yall the winners were the bride’s side. This was followed up with a sweet dance by my niece. Next up was an amazing dance by 3 not so little kids who I babysat since they were less than 1 and now are like 11 and 16 yrs old. After that my cousins put on heartwarming show with my sisters, mom, and aunts. My college friends did a dhamaka filled dance to some of our favorite songs we jammed out to back in the day. Umair’s side put on a show with their 20 cousins, friends, and all his loved ones. The Sangeet dances ended with a dance performance I choreographed that included the closest people to me, which started with me and my 2 sisters that started with Eli re Eli( a song about 3 sisters that we always related to and promised to do a small piece at each others wedding. Then my mom joined us and all 4 of us danced to Mungda. My sisters and left and I did a duet with my mom to Maye ni Maye from Hum aapke hai kaum( one of umair’s favorite moves, where my mom is saying no to getting me married). I did a solo dance to Vaaste, a song whose lyrics make me melt and Umair fell in love with the song with the amount of times I made him hear it. My best friend then danced with me to Biloni there lal ghaara( I was wearing hot pink that’s in the family of reds right). Having being a bridesmaid atleast 10 times before my wedding, we danced to the part of when I will be a bride from Yaad piya ki Aane laagi( the new version) and Ghenda Phool by Badshah with my bridesmaids. The next song was extra special, as it is Umair’s all time favorite Movie/song and I have no clue why. He always told me he wished he could be Ram Jaane. Thus mybrother in laws joined me for a special surprise for Umair to his all-time favorite song. We ended with my sisters, Brother-in-laws, and Umair’s 2 left feet dancing Akhiyon se Goli Maare. The reception dance was our love story via Bollywood songs, narrated by my sisters with a few surprises mixed in there. It was very special and no words could do it justice. It’s just something you have to watch.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
First take a couple months to enjoy your engagement as wedding planning is stressful. Start planning early and incorporate it into your day-to-day life such as using social media to start saving dresses, themes, decors you like. Next find vendors whose work reflects your vision of your wedding, and that you can talk freely to. Don’t be afraid to reach out to the bride/groom of some of the weddings they have worked on to ensure they all had a positive experience. If you can, plan for 2 henna sessions one preferably the day before for the moms, aunts, etc. so the day of their hands are free to be able to help you and for them to feel like they can cater to the guests. Have at least 2-3 Makeup trials with the same picture you show, so you can compare both the artistic work and see which one is how you envision yourself. Pick one person who knows you the best and is willing to make decisions on your behalf that your wedding planner can go to. Have a wedding planner!! Lastly, the moment your first event starts, just remember to have fun and make the most of it. Everything will not be perfect, but just remember all your loved ones are under one roof to celebrate you and your love, so don’t worry about the little details and just enjoy every minute cause it will all be gone in a blink of an eye.

Sweeties, that's it for this entry. I'll see for the next love story!

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Photography: Hakim's Studio | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Mehndi Artists: Henna by Rozisalim | Sangeet Venue: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa | Ceremony Reception Venue: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa | Reception Venue: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: L3 Event Services | Floral & Decor: The Event Designer | Hair & Makeup: Reetu Saini | Catering: Asmas Cuisine | DJs: Outspoken Visions Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Millionaires Collections | Tuxedos: Kamran Bespoke


Snow Hill, MD Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Good morning, Maharanis! We are beginning a new phenomenal week, and along with it, a new filmy time is here! So get ready to be amazed by all the beauty overflowing from Sonal & Patrick's big wedding festivities. The ceremonies held at the marvelous Kyland Barn and also at the exclusive Castle Farm Inc were out of this world. Yes, this celebration had two beautiful ceremonies that left everyone speechless. You will love how two different cultures and families gather to celebrate the promise of eternal love of their favorite ones. If this love story sounds familiar is because we have previously presented you this magical celebration thanks to the photos captured by Lightyear Studio, which you can relive here. The beauty from Sonal delighted everyone, especially by the mehndi art that Bhavna’s Henna and Arts created for her. We can't conclude this post without mentioning the amazing reception party held at Castle Farm Inc. Everyone enjoyed the phenomenal beats from Luxe Event Entertainment, who turned this gala into a marvelous and memorable party. It was the best way to conclude this celebration. So don't think twice and click the play icon below. I know that you will enjoy this visual masterpiece created by Lightyear Studio. It is mindblowing!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Patrick and I met during our first year of dental school in Boston, MA. We were just casual friends until we went on our first date during our third year. I realized he was the man I was going to marry when we did long distance for a year after dental school - I was doing my residency in North Carolina and he was stationed in Maryland as a dentist in the Army. Going in, we were both nervous about long-distance, but we drove to each other every other weekend and the year was done before we knew it. I know long distance is hard, but this felt like a breeze!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I was obsessed with dark green and gold as the overall color scheme for the wedding so I decided to have a dress designed in those colors. A lot of my friends and cousins sent me various dress styles and I fell in love with this dark green, gold, and pink floral lehenga. My cousin in India had her tailor recreate a similar version of the dress in silk (yes, I did pick out the silk in India over video chat). The blouse was hand-embroidered and I was insistent that it has a high neck so I could wear a long necklace with it - I had this vision in my mind and I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. It took about 4 months once the tailor started making it but once it was done, my cousin refused to let me see it over WhatsApp because she wanted it to be a surprise. My brother brought it back from India just a couple of weeks before the wedding. I saw it and tried it on for the first time one week before my wedding and IT.WAS.PERFECTION.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was making wedding decisions with each other. We worked really well together (for the most part, haha) and I feel like I had a 50-50 partner throughout the whole process, making it much more efficient and stress-free than it could've been. We had less than a year to plan our 3-day celebration and I don't think I could have managed it without Pat's help and support.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests absolutely loved the venues we chose on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Grah Shanti/Peethi and Mehndi/Sangeet were at Kylan Barn in Delmar, MD. It's a barn-style wedding venue complete with a tractor, a pond, and string lights everywhere. Our Hindu wedding, American wedding, and reception were at Castle Farm in Snow Hill, MD, which is a breathtaking Andalusian equestrian farm turned wedding venue, horses and all. Both locations are very non-traditional for an Indian wedding and that's what made it unique and enchanting. Patrick's guests also really enjoyed experiencing different cultural events and food. And of course, EVERYONE loved the extensive open bar on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
In addition to my moments with Patrick, my most memorable moment was being in the limo with my mom, my sister, my brother and the bridesmaids right before the American wedding ceremony started. The amount of love, excitement, and support packed into that vehicle was overwhelming and everything was perfect in that moment... not to mention the part where my mom (who doesn't drink) started popping champagne bottles and filling up everyone's flutes.
 
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.
My bridal henna was done by Bhavna Naik. She does fusion henna, incorporating the bride and groom's personal stories with traditional henna designs. I sent her the details on how Patrick and I met, our personal interests, our families, etc. and she put together a custom design incorporating my favorite designs. She even did a one hour consultation with me to go over all of this information and sent me sketches along the way to show her progress. I especially loved the Boston and Annapolis skylines which showed where we started and where we ended up. Everyone was in awe at how beautiful and intricate my design was.
 
Both of our venues had their own natural beauty and lots of greenery so Pat and I really wanted that to stand out. We decided to pick decor that wouldn't overshadow this element. Our pre-wedding events were vibrant with colorful drapes, decorated animal figurines, matlas, and floor cushions. Our wedding venue had more simple and elegant decor with ivory, muted gold, and light peach/pink tones to complement the green all around. To go with this theme, I opted for a naked cake with some florals with the same light hues.
 
Since Pat and I love horses and we were getting married at a venue that's all about horses, I figured, what better way to do our vidaai than in a horse carriage? He finally gave in to this whim of mine and it truly was magical.
 
The owner of Castle Farm custom-made the mandap for us because I wanted it to be made of wood. Our florist, Autumn decorated it based on pictures that I shared with her of what I envisioned. When I saw it walking out on my wedding day, it was exactly as elegant and graceful as I had pictured it.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The things I took away from the process are:
-Don't try to do it all yourself. Remember to delegate to people who know how to get the job done.
-Be on the same page as your partner and make sure your vision is the same.
-Take one day every week where you don't work on any wedding-related activities.
-Try to minimize any last-minute changes/additions because it will only add more stress when what you really need to do is relax!
-Make sure a few other people know the entire plan for the weekend, inside and out. You'll be so busy that you won't have time to troubleshoot anything when the big weekend comes.
-Once you're there, just enjoy it and let the small stuff go!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Catering
Friday AM/PM: Mother's Catering (Maryland)
Saturday AM/PM: Moghul Hospitality Group (NJ)
 
DJ: Luxe Event Entertainment (Philadelphia)
 
Photography/Videography: Lightyear Studio (Philadelphia)
 
Hair and Makeup
Friday Night Mehndi/Sangeet: Monica Virga Cosmetics (Philadelphia)
Saturday Hindu and American Wedding: Mala Amin - Makeup By Mala (Maryland)
 
Henna
Guest Henna: Mala Amin (Maryland)
Bridal Henna: Bhavna Naik - Bhavna's Henna & Arts (Maryland)
 
Decoration Coordinator: Mukesh Kashiwala (NJ)
 
Indian Wedding Priest: Pandit Vimal Raval (NJ)
 
Florist: Autumn Farber - Bleached Butterfly (Maryland)
 
String Instruments: The String Poets (Maryland)
 
Cake: Kristine Jones - Cakes by Krissy
 

Make sure to stick around, we have a phenomenal story prepared for you tomorrow!

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Mehndi Artists: Bhavna’s Henna and Arts | Sangeet Venue: Kyland Barn | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Castle Farm Inc | DJ: Luxe Event Entertainment | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Floral & Decor (Decoration Coordinator): Mukesh Kashiwala | Floral & Decor (Florist): Autumn Farber - Bleached Butterfly | Cake & Treats: Kristine Jones - Cakes by Krissy | Live Music (String Instruments): The String Poets | Mehndi Artist (Guest Henna): Mala Amin - Makeup by Mala


Jersey City, NJ Indian Wedding by Joseph Minasi Studios

TGIF, Maharanis! Our filmy time of the day is here. You know that here at Maharani Weddings, we love to bring you the best of Indian weddings, and today featured celebration is no exception. We are honored to showcase the magical wedding festivities between Radhika & Tarun. So let's go straight to the exclusive Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson to admire the phenomenal wedding ceremony and the marvelous wedding reception. Everyone enjoyed the perfectly trimmed and planned event by RB Event Design, who captured our lovely duo's vision and transformed it into a dream come true. Just splendid! Radhika, our gorgeous Maharani, stole the whole show as soon as she burst into the scene, looking like the most beautiful princess from an Indian fairytale, leaving everyone speechless. I want to highlight the fantastic talent of Mehndikalogie, who created an impressive Mehndi design for her, adding an extra touch of traditional flair to her already impressive look. And I want to give a big shoutout to L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie, who was there to capture every emotion of this celebration in such a fantastic way that everyone had to scratch their eyes to confirm that we were not daydreaming. On this installment, you are invited to relive every single detail of those magical wedding, thanks to the visual masterpiece created by Joseph Minasi Studios. So don't think twice and click the play icon below. You will not regret it!

For more inspirational films, visit us tomorrow. We have new and inspiring stories every day.

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Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Photography: L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Studios | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson | Planning & Design: RB Event Design


Overland Park, KS Indian Wedding by Michael J Scott Productions

Good morning, Maharanis! We're in the middle of this fabulous week, and if you are in the pursuit of inspiration, you've come to the right place! Today we are double featuring the magical wedding between Misha & Dipen. So you can enjoy the enchanting Photoshoot captured by Strokes Photography in today's gallery. And you can also delight yourself with the enormous talent from Michael J. Scott Productions, who is the mastermind behind the visual masterpiece below. This film enclosures all of the details from our lovebirds' love union, and we are sure you will love it. To begin this journey, let me take you to the grand Overland Park Convention Center, the perfect venue chosen by our lovely duo to tie the knot in a marvelous wedding ceremony fully designed by K.I. Weddings, who captured our couple's vision and made it a reality. To complete this vision, Occasions by Shangri-la added their talent crafting an ideal decoration for both ceremony and reception. Such talent! We can't forget to mention the look of our gorgeous Maharani, who dazzled everyone with a royalty look during the entire festivities. She trusted her beauty needs to Glam By Richa and her Mehndi design to Samira's Henna Designs, and they, of course, did an outstanding job, as expected! To conclude this memorable event, Raaz Entertainment jumped into stage and created a unique environment, with their phenomenal beats that put everyone on their feet. What an epic night! Don't think twice; click on the play button down below and let yourself dive into this magical journey! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
We had a hand-drawn and watercolor vision for our wedding invitations which we tried to convey to a company but after a few weeks of the project going nowhere, we decided to take it into our own hands. I meticulously hand drew and painted each card face while Dipen imported the scans onto his computer where he drafted each card. We were able to comb through each aspect of the card from the coloring to the spellings in order to get everything perfect.

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

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

For more filmy moments as this one, visit us tomorrow! We have more for you. 

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


Riviera Maya, MX Indian Fusion Wedding by Joseph Minasi Studios

Have you ever wondered what is it like to get married floating on the ocean? Well, our couple of the day, Neeta & David sure know how it feels like. These two lovebirds decided to tie the knot with a gorgeous destination wedding at Riviera Maya in paradisiac Mexico, and as you probably imagine, it was to die for! Our friends from Joseph Minasi Studios were there capturing all the glam and glitter, and believe us, there was plenty of it! The Hard Rock Riviera Maya was the venue of choice and it set the perfect scenography for the gala. Color, the roaring ocean, your significant other and the people you love the most. Can you ask for more? Such a stunning celebration! Don't miss today's beautiful film and get those ideas going! Also, the lavish picture gallery coming in the next few days thanks to Studio KSD! Keep tuned!

More to come, don't miss it!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Studios | Floral & Decor: Colin Cowie Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Shaili | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Style My Sari | DJ: Premier DJ Usa PSAV


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