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Clearwater, FL Indian Wedding by Noor K Photography

Good morning, Ladies! The end of the week is here, and if you were looking to increase your inspiration, you have come to the right place, as today we are double featuring Tulsi & Bunty's wedding festivities. You'll get to admire the fantastic talent from Noor K Photography, who created a detailed photo gallery, and you will also enjoy their visual masterpiece down below. To begin this journey, we are taking you to the grand Kapok Special Events, where the wedding ceremony was hosted. A magnificent venue, chosen by our lovebirds to tie the knot. Maharani Designs amazed us with the marvelous decoration crafted for each event and celebration. Everything was perfectly trimmed and well organized by Tulsi, our Maharani, making sure that everything resulted just as in her dreams. And she absolutely nailed it. Plus, she stole the whole show not only with her talent showcased with the planning but with her spectacular look during the ceremony that captivated and amazed everyone. She trusted her beauty needs to  Michele Renee The Studio, who made her look impeccable. What talent! If you want to relive this marvelous moment, go ahead and click play now!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
In the days of modern love, Tulsi and Bunty swiped right and matched with each other on Dil Mil back in January 2016. How could she resist a man dressed as Mario, with some adorable kids? Bunty hit Tulsi with a great one liner, "If you're a princess, will you be my princess peach?", and it all started from there. Numerous messages were sent back and forth for a few weeks before they decided it was time to meet and see if this connection would stand strong face to face. However, there was only one problem, Tulsi was on the east coast and Bunty on the west. They decided they would have to use Facetime to at least "meet" each other. January 17, 2016, they sat on a 4 hour Facetime call that changed their lives forever. Neither of them believed in love at first sight before this moment but from there onwards they knew this was for ever. They knew this was it and they had found their perfect match! On January 19, 2016 they decided it was time to tell their friends and most importantly their families about their crazy love. They spent the next few months building a strong foundation for their love and it was not long before they were best friends and knew each other better than they knew themselves. They finally decided in March, 2016 it was time to put their relationship to the test in person. Bunty, who had never left his home of California, flew across the US to meet his love in Pennsylvania. The moment they finally saw each other, they knew without a doubt that everything they had been feeling was beyond real and that this love was meant to be.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
One of the best surprise proposals ever set up! Tulsi came to California KNOWING she was going to get proposed to this trip or at least that is what she thought and told her friends and coworkers. I set up the most romantic day in Napa and she was convinced the big question was coming. It was our first day in Napa at the same spot we first went on vacation. The lighting was perfect, she looked across the table and I looked back and all I could think was “who are the kings going to sign in the off season? “ because today was not the day I was proposing. After that night, she thought she KNEW I wasn’t proposing this trip. With the help of a coworker months before our romantic Napa trip, we set up a fake invitation for a fake birthday party at a very real very romantic restaurant with a very real proposal. Heading to the “birthday party” I had to stall while family and friends set up the scene for me. Eventually getting to the restaurant where we arrived early to “help set up” for a birthday party. We walk in to a beautifully set room. At this point pictures were on the projector, candles and roses took the form of a heart on the floor. She is crying and I'm about to start my speech to her but the only words that I could sputter out are  “ will you marry me?” After the shock wore off and between snotty tears, she said yes! What I wish I could have said to her in that moment is “ Tulsi Patel, you are my soulmate, my best friend, and the person I am supposed to spend the rest of my life with. Since you have come into my life there has been nothing but good. You are the person I wake up thinking about and fall asleep dreaming about. You are the woman I want to start a family with and want to grow old with. I have never met a person with a heart as big as yours and it shows everyday with how you treat me and treat my family. If I can treat you half a good as you treat me then I can say I have accomplished something. Will you be my wife?” After she said yes, our song (Tonight by John Legend) came on and we got a quick dance in. Eventually all the people that made this night possible started coming from behind the scenes: my family and my friends as well as some of her family that has flown in from the East coast. I wasn't done with the surprises yet and I still wanted my well deserved coconut, so at 5 am we woke up my soon to be bridezilla to take her back to my parent's house. When we arrived her parents, who had also flown in from the East coast opened the door, and you bet the water works started again. It was such a sweet and thoughtful weekend! Tulsi was so surprised by the whole proposal, which she never thought was going to be possible because she is a big romantic and had thought of every possible proposal scenario in her head!
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We planned our wedding in 10 months including the shopping in India! It was a crazy hectic 10 months trying to plan a cross country wedding. Before the proposal even happened, Tulsi’s parents along with Bunty and Tulsi went to see Kapok Special Events and Bunty loved it just as much as we all did (we had been to weddings there before), so we actually booked the venue and date 2 weeks before the proposal was to take place! We wanted our wedding to be magical and everyone to feel like they had been transported to another place and Kapok truly made that happen with its antique statues and romantic, very elegant feel. Tulsi wanted our whole wedding to be what she called the “Floral Fantasy”. All our outfits, all the decor, our humongous wedding cake, and even Tulsi’s wedding ring were all inspired by florals to play into the Floral Fantasy. Tulsi being named after a holy plant has always felt tied to plants and florals and what they all represent. We chose florals as our theme to represent our love that is awe striking, forever blooming, and that expels love that radiates and captivates those around. Tulsi’s hair styles also contained lots of fresh flowers to keep the theme alive in all her looks! Tulsi had known from her previous friend’s weddings who she was going to use for hair and makeup for all the Tampa events, Michele Rene was the obvious choice! All other vendors were selected after searching maharani wedding’s vendor guide and after recommendations from friends and the bridal expo. The California vendors were much more difficult! Tulsi found all the vendors off of Instagram and Bunty was communicating with those vendors and making sure everything was in order. Bunty never met most of the wedding vendors until the actual wedding and Tulsi never met any of the reception vendors including actually visiting the reception venue until the actual reception, which was very unique and a little nerve wracking. Many of the small details of the wedding were purchased from small businesses found on Instagram like Tulsi’s jewelry for the grah shanti, which came from @ixorabyshikha and some items were purchased from Etsy to help keep the ideas unique and portray our personality as a couple.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that our wedding being in summertime I wanted the stick with brighter colors and the traditional red! Sabyasachi was my biggest inspiration and it took 7 days of constant searching to find the perfect lengha. We actually even drove 5 hours away to Surat, near where Bunty’s family is from, all the way from Ahmedabad, where Tulsi’s family is from and where we initially searching. It was actually kind of sentimental that i bought my lengha from where Bunty's family is from, after meeting his grandma for the first time. Tulsi went to probably about 25 different Boutiques, Designer Flagships, and Indian fashion stores before choosing the perfect red lengha with a pink accented dupatta and pink and white florals and green vines. It was everything I was hoping for and truly captured my style and essence. I looked at hundreds of lenghas before I said yes to the lengha!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our favorite part was the cake! Tulsi loved getting to help design her dream extravagant wedding cake and Bunty loved trying all the flavors and our unique at home cake tasting! We got to chose 7 different flavors for each tier, so Bunty got a tier, Tulsi got a tier, all 4 parents got a tier and we picked one we thought would be a guest favorite! The flavors were, 2 layers of red velvet white-chocolate cheesecake, cookies and cream, cookie dough, carrot cake, Tiramisu, and Rose Water. The whole process was pleasant and so stress free because we loved our vendor and how much they communicated with us and we completely trusted them to make our vision better than we could imagine!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our unique venue and decor choices! We tried to be modern and rustic and still incorporate traditional looks into our decor and the guests loved the uniqueness of all our events! There were lots of selfies with the wedding cake and everyone enjoyed the food very much! Many of our guests said our wedding was so unique and fun and they really enjoyed all the effort we put in to make it one of a kind.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking into the wedding to the song Gudiya Rani, which was the lullaby Tulsi’s mom sang her every night. Also seeing each other for the first time at the mandap was such a special moment for us since we tried to be traditional and opted out of a first look.
 
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 Mendhi night was done at Tulsi's house which was decorated by herself and her family and friends. The decor was the perfect mix of florals and tradition. We chose to do something different and fun and so we had a live pizza station in our backyard which was done by Catering Specialties by Steve. All the guests loved the idea!
 
Our Sagai or engagement ceremony was done at the Hindu Temple of Florida and was decorated by Maharani Designs with elegant white draping to contracts our mint blue outfits! We also had Catering Specialties by Steve set up a taco bar which was fun for all the guests.
 
Our Sangeet was at Kapok Special events and we chose to do a rustic romantic floral theme! We had a rustic rope swing with florals for us to sit on which was parallel to a life size Radha Krishna statue that was also sitting on a swing. It was elegant and we were so awestruck by the Cake and decor! Tulsi did a 12 minute dance as a surprise for all her guests and especially Bunty, and Bunty also made a special appearance to steal a dance with Tulsi during her performance. Tulsi's bridesmaids and friends put on a lovely dance performance with Tulsi making a special appearance to the songs Lamborghini and Crazy in Love (which was one of our hashtags #Gandhiinlove). Tulsi's cousins put on a really creative performance which had dancing, singing, and even a self written poem that brought laughs and tears to us both! Tulsi's parents also sang a beautiful song that had Tulsi crying like a little baby. It was such a beautiful night and we felt so loved and special.
 
The reception in sacramento california at The Grand Pavilion was amazing. The decor done by A & S Decor took our breath away with trees, florals, and lots of candles! Our entrance also encompassed our relationship, as Bunty entered without Tulsi on a scooter and rode into and around the hall before climbing up a beautiful staircase to get Tulsi and entering together as husband and wife. The guests were so shocked and loved the entrance. Tulsi's cousin who owns Nothing Bundt Cake in  Dublin, CA was also so kind to make a cake for Bunty and Tulsi to cut and also Bundtini's for all the guests which was also kind of sentimental because Tulsi calls Bunty "buntcake" as a pet name. We also had an indian dessert bar and mango soft serve for all our guests.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't be afraid to be different and maybe a little unconventional when it comes to your wedding. Try not to stress over the little things because at the end of the day nothing will matter except for your love for one another, and that itself will make your wedding perfect. Brainstorm ideas but don't plan your wedding to a T beforehand because it most likely wont be exactly what you think up in your head. Most importantly, remember to enjoy your wedding and not worry about the small details on the day of because it flies by and in the blink of an eye you'll be wishing you were back in that moment.

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Photography: JSK Photography | Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Sangeet Venue: Kapok Special Events | Ceremony Venue: Kapok Special Events | Reception Venue: Grand Pavillion Banquet Hall | Sagai Venue: Hindu Temple of Florida | Planning & Design: Tulsi Patel (Bride) | Floral & Decor: Maharani Designs | Floral & Decor (Reception): A&S Decorations | Hair & Makeup (Reception): Glam by JMK | Catering: Khasiyat Orlando | Catering (Mehndi): Catering Specialties | Catering (Sagai): Catering Specialties | Catering (Grah Shanti): Spice Kitchen | DJ: Echobell Events | DJ (Reception): Regal Weddings Entertainment | Baraat: Orlando Horse & Carriage | Cake & Treats: Tru-Cakes | Cake & Treats (Reception): Nothing Bundt Cakes | Cinematography: Noor K Photography | Cinematography (Reception): Lux Style Real Estate Media | Mehndi Artist: Meghna | Registry: The Knot | Photography (Mehndi): Rubin Patel | Photography: Noor K Photography


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


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Walk on Water Productions

Welcome back ladies, today you will be dazzled by the wedding of Ami & Naishik thanks to the visual genius of Walk on Water, who immortalized the glorious events in a unique highlight reel you are about to see! This grand jubilee started with a solemn ceremony in the reflecting pool of the BAPS Mandir Atlanta, and it continued with a reception inside the luxurious halls of the Loews Atlanta Hotel! You will be enchanted with every detail that our friends from Mandap World conceived for the occasion, and that surrounded our lovebirds in both galas. So talented! Maharani Ami was everything a real Indian bride should be on her wedding day: a real radiant bride! She flaunted a perfect hair and makeup combo thanks to Robin Shanael, and Shyamal & Bhumika provided the striking lehenga designs that mesmerized everyone from beginning to end. Make sure to come and witness all the beauty of this union for yourself in our footage today and don't forget to check all the fabulous snaps R.A.G.artistry captured of these couple's lovely day here

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was love as first sight. A July morning in 2011, we both laid eyes on each other across a crowded ballroom at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.
Surprisingly, fate brought us together to be introduced through a mutual friend during a night out on the town. That weekend, we found ourselves totally emerged in each other's stories while we snuck away from all other company to be alone.
In October 2018, we are held our wedding festivities in the same venue where we first met.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to a revolving restaurant in a sky-rise hotel in downtown Atlanta. He had a beautiful bouquet of roses and lilies (my favorite) waiting at the table. After our meal soaring above the Atlanta skyline, we walked around the viewing deck as he told me how much he adored me and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
 
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'm lucky to have such a large and supportive extended family. Everyone decided to do a family reunion in India during my wedding shopping. It felt so festive that the whole family was just as excited as I was for the events and upgrading their wardrobes.
Pinterest really helped me envision how I wanted every last detail of our wedding. Inspiration pictures showed me what I liked and didn't like in a cohesive decor. I wanted a timeless, yet elegant, style throughout my weekend.
Mandap World made many accommodations in order to assemble my exact vision. They helped me capture the perfect pastels for my Garba/Sangeet event, the simply grand decor for the wedding ceremony, and the innovative design for the Mehendi. I never wanted an outdoor wedding due to unpredictability of weather and discomfort of guests. But, my father convinced me that, during an auspicious event like this, what better place to have it than at God's doorsteps. So, we crossed our fingers and kept it outside. We were blessed with the most perfect weather that entire weekend.
  
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I have loved Shyamal & Bhumika and Sabyasachi styles for a long time. I wanted it to look royal - like a true maharani. The image I envisioned in my head was to be in an all ruby red dress dripping with gold accents and jewelry.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My favorite part was the decor planning. I am very creative and artistic. Therefore, I thoroughly enjoyed planning the decor details and color themes the most. It gave me a chance to let my creative juices flow into events that could be shared and appreciated by so many friends and family.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Guests loved the decor and the simplicity of events. We also made it a point to limit too far extended guests from being invited. This allowed us to connect and celebrate with the guests more informally and personally. Everyone truly felt close during the events.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Not many people have seen my dad cry. He has always had such a tough outer shell with a guarded, yet fun, personality. Ironically, during the events, his soft side was exposed and was so emotional. All the guests were teary, and shocked. As for me, my father and I have a soft spot for each other - after all, I am a daddy's girl.
 
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.
First dance song, "Breathless" by Shayne Ward - It was a sentimental choice; he sent it to me to tell me how he felt about me during our early years of dating.
Father-daughter dance, "Never Alone" by Lady Antebellum - My father had no idea about this song. But when I had him listen to the words, he immediately broke down saying 'it's perfect'. He's always known the perfect balance of tough love with nurturing love and guidance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Be very organized and don't leave details to the last minute! Also, assign a designated contact person that you trust to deal with specific issues that may arise (ie. transportation of guests, guest check-in at hotel, keeping up with the bar tab for reception, after party food/drinks, etc.). This will allow key family members to be more present and personable during the events.
 

A brand new wedding film tomorrow, ladies! 

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Venues: Loews Atlanta Hotel | Ceremony Venue: BAPS Mandir Atlanta | Planning & Design: Ami Patel (bride) | Floral & Decor: Mandap World | Hair & Makeup: Robin Shanael | Catering: Mirch Masala | DJ: Indaglow Productions | Bridal Fashions: Shyamal & Bhumika | Cake & Treats: Frosted Pumpkin | Cinematography: Walk on Water | Lighting: Indaglow Productions | Mehndi Artist: Manisha Panjwani | Photography: R.A.G.artistry


Santa Ana, CA Sikh Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Monday has arrived loves and with it a new wedding cinematography experience. How exciting! As you might remember, last month Kiren & Neel stole our hearts with their incredibly lovely photos captured by Peter Nguyen Studio, so in case you missed it you can always recall the images of the gala here! Their beautiful highlight reel was also crafted by the genius crew of Peter Nguyen Studio and gives us a glimpse of everything that happened during their big fat Sikh union. On her wedding day, Maharani Kiren came out looking radiant in a full red Anarkali draped and styled by the expert bridal girls from Bridal By Nisha. So gorgeous! We also adore the fascinating look of Raja Neel, who opted for a full white Sherwani and a ruby turban to complement the outfit. After the marriage vows were taken, the festivities quickly moved to the Hotel Irvine for an amazing music-fueled party! Hit play and discover yourself this amazing Sikh fairytale!

More Indian wedding glam is coming up tomorrow! Dont' miss it.

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Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Draping/Styling: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Pre-Wedding Venue: Laguna Altura Clubhouse | Paath Venue: Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Center of Orange County | Reception Venue: Hotel Irvine | Wedding Coordinator: Events by Sep | Wedding Coordinator: Events by Dana | Event Design: Araceli Ramirez | Hair & Makeup: Vivian Tran Artistry | Catering: Tandoor Cuisine of India | DJ: Next Level Roadshow | Bridal Gown: Anita Dongre | Bridal Saree: Sabyasachi – The Grand Trunk | Bridal Lengha: Mayyur Girotra | Bridal Jewelry: Waseem Jewellers | Bridal Jewelry: Riana Jewelry | Cake & Treats: Susiecakes Newport Beach | Cake & Treats: Light & Healthy Desserts | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Zazzle | Lighting: Next Level Roadshow | Mehndi Artist: Unrivaled Henna | Rentals: Araceli Ramirez | Groom's Sherwani: Sabyasachi – The Grand Trunk | Groom's Tuxedo: Friar Tux Laguna Niguel | Groom's Accessories: Frontier Heritage | Wedding Bands: Bombay Jewelers Yuba City | Wedding Bands: New Sona Jewelers Artesia


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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