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New Smyrna Beach, FL Indian Fusion Wedding by Luxe Filmography

Good morning, beauty queens! It is time to take a look at a new film, and as always, we have one cinematographic delight that will take your breath away. This time, Luxe Filmography will take us on a visual journey to the Brannon Center to enjoy Kshama & Dane's fusion wedding celebration. And all we have to say is that this charming event is as lovely as it is inspiring! So, sit back, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, and get ready to enjoy this real-life fairytale! Thanks to the talented team from Elite Dream Creations, every corner of this blockbuster film overflows with so much beauty and traditional flair. Every time this highly experienced and skillful team is present, everything turns out to be perfect beyond words. And this time was no exception! The spectacular setting mirrored the beauty of our gorgeous Maharani Kshama, who looked like a vision of beauty throughout the different wedding festivities. The colorful scenes, the merriment, and the fantastic beats by Krish Entertainment Inc made this a celebration to remember! If you are curious about all the fascinating details surrounding this wedding, wait no more; click the play icon below. We're sure you'll be amazed!

Make sure to join us tomorrow for a new inspiring story. We are sure you will love it!

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Planning & Design: Elite Dream Creations | Cinematography: Luxe Filmography | Photography: Charismatiq Photography | Venue: Brannon Center | DJs: Krish Entertainment Inc.


Atlanta, GA Muslim Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Good morning, Maharanis! We are right in the middle of this fabulous week, and there is no better way to start this Wednesday than to take a second look at all the amazingness surrounding Mehak & Husnain wedding festivities already featured in this fabulous gallery! So, let's not wait any longer and jump right into it! Right from the start, we have to say that this whimsical wedding was a cornucopia of beauty, love, and traditional flair, so you are going to love every bit of it. The interiors of this Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta became the perfect backdrop for this lovely couple to say "I Do." And we don't want to go any further without giving a huge shoutout to Royal Dekors LLC for the marvelous decor put together to take this celebration to the next level. They took our lovebirds' vision of a dream wedding and made it come to life. How amazing is that! Although the decor was something to die for, it was our lovely Maharani who stole all the looks after being pampered by Anishajan Beauty. The nude makeup, the on-point eyeliner contour, and the classy hairstyle were all a perfect combination to create a stunning look that still has us sighing! After the wedding ceremony, everyone headed over to the Omni Atlanta Hotel CNN Center to celebrate the newlyweds with a vibrant reception party animated by DJ Imran Entertainment, whose endless repertoire put everyone to dance! If you want to take a closer look at this fabulous celebration of love, click the play icon below and get ready to enjoy this blockbuster film by Hakim's Studio! Believe us; you will love it!

What a lovely film! Make sure to join us tomorrow for a new love story. 

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Photography: Hakim's Studio | DJ: DJ Imran Entertainment | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Sangeet Venue: OPAL Event Hall | Ceremony Venue: Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta | Reception Venue: Omni Atlanta Hotel CNN Center | Floral & Decor: Royal Dekors LLC | Hair & Makeup: Anishajan Beauty | Catering: Kabab Hut | Baraat: Dholi Saag | Bridal Fashions: The World Of HSY | Event Designer: Royal Dekors LLC


Riviera Maya, Mexico Indian Wedding by James & Weddings

Hello ladies! There is so much inspiration ready to be unveiled, so I am really happy you could join us to discover together all the wonderful details of today's reel. Manisha and Fayad is the sweet duo that traveled to the tropical shores of the Riviera Maya in Mexico to tie the knot in a destination wedding you need to see to believe. Indian Destination Weddings made all the travel arrangements and also provided the couple and everyone involved with a VIP experience during their special days. Besides having the perfect travel concierge, the lucky lovebirds found Generations Riviera Maya. This luxury spot in the heart of this tropical paradise held their Sangeet night, the exchange of vows, and the joyful reception. James & Weddings beautifully documented the best moments of their getaway in a truly creative film. We are so lucky we are about to enjoy all sweetness and candidness of every scene. So be prepared! I also fell in love with the enchanting outdoor ceremony. A natural backdrop of palm trees surrounded the traditional union, while a flowy fabric mandap harbored the intricate rites. Not to mention the stunning blush pink and white blooms that Weddings by Lomas used to deck the ceremony space. The whole place was pristine and adorable. Maharani Manisha, made a spectacular entrance in a grand Doli wearing an exquisite red lehenga she later swapped for a light pink trousseau. She donned with absolute flair both ensembles and the gorgeous henna designs Loto Mehndhi created for her. After the I Do's Desi Djs announced the newlyweds as husband and wife for the first time and performed an extensive playlist of energetic beats that made all guests danced the night away. Weddings by Lomas provided the perfect wedding planning services ensuring everything Manisha and Fayad dreamed for this moment was on point. Let this splendid destination wedding's film take you to Mexico's Riviera Maya right now. Scroll down and hit play!

Explore more incredible wedding stories tomorrow! See you.

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Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venue: Generations Riviera Maya | Planning & Design: Weddings by Lomas | Floral & Decor: Weddings by Lomas | Hair & Makeup: Alex Corbanezi Beauty & Co. | Catering: Generations Riviera Maya | DJ: Desi Djs | Lighting: Desi Djs | Baraat: Weddings by Lomas | Cinematography: James & Weddings | Photography: James & Weddings | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndhi | Transportation: Lomas Travel


Augusta, GA Pakistani Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Darlings, it's Wednesday! Following our weekly tradition, today we dedicate our blog to a beautiful film that will leave you in awe and inspire your heart! Minna and Kalim are the lucky duo at the center of today's film. You are about to watch a great video production that unveils the great memories made by this lovely pair during their intimate yet festive Pakistani soiree. Entirely shot by the talented Hakim's Studio, frame by frame all the unique details planned by Planning With Style Events' team unfold a wedding full of special moments. A lively Mehndi that included lots of food, great music, and of course, many dances kicked off the celebrations and prepared the guests for the main event. For the most important day of Minna's life, she dressed up in a stylish pastel green Sharara suit with shiny embroidery. At the same time, Blush Beauty by Nadia created sensational bridal makeup and a gorgeous hairstyle. I love how she looked so effortlessly stunning! Euphoria Event Decor fully decked the Nikkah hall with elegant chandeliers and white blooms that infused the venue with an elegant touch and a backdrop with floral garlands added a dash of vibrant greenery to the decor. This ceremony is definitely what dreams are made of. Persis Biryani Indian Grill planned a dream menu for the traditional Walima and provided an excellent catering service; meanwhile, the couple had acclaimed DJ Imran Entertainment packed the dance floor with the best music. No detail was overlooked! Thanks to Hakim's Studio for capturing all the excitement and feels of Minna and Kalim's big day. Rest assured, you will enjoy this seriously captivating affair. 

I hoped you enjoy this lovey reel as much as I did! Have a wonderful day.

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Photography: Hakim's Studio | DJ: DJ Imran Entertainment | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Planning & Design: Planning With Style Events | Floral & Decor: Euphoria Event Decor | Hair & Makeup: Blush Beauty by Nadia | Catering: Persis Biryani Indian Grill


Half Moon Bay, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Wedding Documentary

Good morning, Maharanis! Get ready to be amazed by all the beauty and romance surrounding Erica & Anuj's intimate wedding celebrated during COVID. Every scene captured by the highly talented team at Wedding Documentary is an absolute visual delight that you don't want to miss as it packs all the things we love and so much more. So, it is no surprise that this lovely wedding made its way into our Best of 2020 Magazine with the fantastic shots captured by Emily Jean Images. The traditional attires, seeing two cultures mingle together, and the perfect planning and execution by Denise Lillie Engagements made this wedding a cornucopia of beauty and flair. But we cannot talk about beauty without taking a moment to admire our gorgeous Maharani's ravishing look after being glamorized by Morsal Z. The exquisite makeup and sleek hairstyle praised this Maharani's innate beauty and made her look like a goddess throughout the entire wedding festivities. Ladies, get ready to start this Wednesday filled with romance and inspiring ideas by clicking the play icon below. Believe us; you are about to dive into a real-life fairytale from which you will not want to return.

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on November 10, 2017 after chatting for a few weeks on Bumble (a dating app.) We originally connected over our taste in music but the conversation easily blossomed into much more, so the first meet up felt seamless. I was running late so I texted Anuj to let him know that I'd be there soon and he'd recognize me as soon as I came in - I love how he remembers this moment because he says when the doors opened and he saw me wearing disco boots and a big smile, he knew something special was about to happen.

The next few months had their ups and downs, as all new relationships do, but he took a trip to visit family in India and during that time, we spoke on the phone for about an hour each day - and I don't normally like talking on the phone! That's when I knew I really wanted to get serious. When he came back, I had made him his favorite lasagna and left little notes all around his apartment and from that point on, we fell into a beautiful, healthy and adventurous relationship.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had just gotten back from an amazing vacation in Costa Rica and Anuj was adamant about taking me out for a "belated birthday lunch." We went to the Cliff House - a historic landmark at the beach in San Francisco - on September 29, 2019 (a full month after my birthday.) After a lovely lunch and some champagne, we walked down to the old Sutro Baths ruins. It was warm and sunny, which is quite rare for Ocean Beach, and we found the perfect spot to stand and watch the waves. At that moment, Anuj got down on one knee, told me that he loved me and wanted us to be together forever, and proposed with the most gorgeous diamond ring I have ever seen! I was thrilled to say yes. Luckily, this entire experience was captured beautifully by a covert photographer Anuj had hired in advance so we will always remember the details of that day. Afterward, we went to my parents house, where Anuj's family was also waiting to surprise us with an engagement pooja and celebration.

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 was never the type of girl who imagined her wedding from a young age - in fact, I rarely thought about getting married and didn't have a clear vision for my ideal event. I found an amazing wedding planner (Denise Lillie) and we clicked right away - she understood that we wanted a fusion blend to make sure my California style was equally represented along with the Indian customs, traditions and look. She was understanding, creative, knowledgeable, funny and had an impressive portfolio of magnificent weddings.

We worked together to plan a beautiful wedding in Carmel Valley - three days of events with around 300 guests from all over the world - but then the pandemic hit and everything had to be canceled. Although we had to take some time to grieve that loss, we ended up starting from scratch and putting together a wonderfully intimate wedding that felt dreamy, authentic and lovely.

Denise helped us assemble a cohesive vendor team, most of whom would have been helping with our original wedding, although we made a few small changes along with the venue. We had our wedding at my dad's best friend Jeff's house in Half Moon Bay - a place very special to me as I watched him build it from the ground up and I grew up swimming at the beach out front, playing cards with my sisters on the deck and drinking milkshakes Jeff made for us in his vintage malt blender.

The vendor team Denise built out for us was wonderful - they all took time to understand our style. They were adaptable, followed all covid safety precautions and worked together to help execute our dream. AAB Creations (along with InnoFarm Retreats) built the most fantastic mandaap imaginable and decorated the venue in a manner that far exceeded my expectations. Morsal Z created two wedding looks for hair & makeup that made me feel like a movie star and my best friend Meghan planned and prepared cocktail hour food that was better than any professional catering company I've tried. The photos and videos are incredible and I'm so proud of and thankful for Emily and Vijay capturing the details so beautifully. The only thing that wasn't perfect on our big day was the fact that we were missing so many of our loved ones, including my sister Cait and Anuj's grandparents.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
In February, I went with Anuj and his parents to India to meet his extended family and do all of our wedding shopping. It was my first time in India and I had an incredible experience - the colors, flavors and hospitality of the country and its people greatly impressed me and spending quality time with Anuj’s grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins was an invaluable pleasure.

Now, I can’t really take credit for finding my bridal lengha - my mother-in-law spearheaded a week of shopping in Delhi. I wanted to go with a fully traditional style with red and gold, but I’d never even worn so much as a sari before, so I didn’t know anything more than that. She shepherded us around to all the various shopping districts, consulted the staff, negotiated prices and, in the end, I fell in love with an intricately detailed (but not too heavy) tomato red outfit with gold beadwork and a custom-made gold dupatta with a celestial look.

I changed into a wedding dress from BHLDN after our ceremony - long white lace, plunging neckline and sheer back with a long line of pearl buttons. I also got a custom denim jacket from Etsy with “Mrs. Kucheria” printed on the back as a surprise for Anuj and it’s a good thing I did because it got a bit cold and windy in the evening :)

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
In the beginning, we loved touring venues and testing caterers - it was so much fun to imagine the possibilities and refine our desires! Looking back, I also really loved writing my vows and working with my team to think through the aesthetics of the event. I really wanted it to look and feel organic, bohemian, romantic and culturally blended. I’m so happy with the outcome and what we achieved.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everyone raved about the cocktail hour food! Meghan put together a vegetarian menu of individually portioned and delightfully plated snacks like baby heirloom crudites, vegan spring rolls, wild mushroom empanadas, rainbow beet stacks with pistachio-crusted goat cheese, and roasted garlic polenta and olive tapenade bites. Our guests also loved the decor - very bohemian, ethereal, warm and charming.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There are a few moments that play on repeat but the main thing that comes to mind is the first look. When Anuj saw me all dolled up in my traditional Indian bridal outfit, dripping in gold jewelry and with glam hair and makeup, the look on his face will forever be etched in my mind. The videographer captured it perfectly and in our highlight reel you can actually see the amazement in his eyes as he says “oh my god”. To me, he looked like a prince and I was equally blown away.

Another moment that was very special was the speech portion of the night. Because of covid (as well as venue restrictions) we didn’t have a dance floor, so people got really into the toasts. Our friends and family prepared eloquent, hilarious, and tear-inducing speeches that flooded the evening with warmth, humor, fond memories and well wishes. It meant so much to use to have our loved ones pour so much effort into showering us with love.

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.
After canceling our original wedding, sangeet, mehndi and farewell brunch, we were only planning on having a one-evening event for our wedding. At the last minute, however, I wanted to have a mehndi party. We kept it super small and did an intimate gathering in my home for our friends - both men and women - so the ladies could get henna designs on their hands and we could all come together for a pre-wedding event to kick off the celebrations. While everyone was here socializing, something really beautiful happened - all of the women decided to wear saris instead of cocktail dresses to the wedding the next day! My friend Beth had enough saris to outfit everyone and then she made the rounds around Half Moon Bay on the morning of our wedding to dress my friends. Everyone looked beautiful and it really provided an extra jazziness to the day.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't put too much pressure on yourself or your wedding - your attitude will dictate everything so be present, be flexible and be loving. The process can be stressful if you let it so keep things fun and light and don’t make your entire life about one day.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The baraat! Anuj came down the block in a vintage Porsche, led by a dhol player and surrounded by our friends and family dancing in colorful clothing. It was one of the most beautiful, unique events I have ever witnessed. I got to watch the whole thing from above.

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Planning & Design: Denise Lillie Engagements | Ceremony Venue: Private Residence | Florist: Aab Creations | Decor & Dried Florals: Inno Farm Retreat | Hair & Makeup: Morsal Z | Catering: Wood Fire Woodie | Appetizers: Meghan Muckenfuss | Cake & Treats: Butter & | Cinematography: Wedding Documentary | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted | Mehndi Artist: Mehndi Designer | Glassware Rentals: Frances Lane | Specialty Chairs: One True Love Vintage | Dholi Player: Wicked Entertainment | Priest: S.Somayaji | Photography: Emily Jean Images


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