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New York, NY Contemporary Fusion Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

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

 

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

Stick around for part two!

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


Berlin, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Happy Wednesday, Maharanis! I can't think of a better way to start the day than taking a look at Diane & Jerin fusion wedding! Thanks to Lightyear Studio, we can enjoy the elegance and gorgeousness of this lovebirds' special day. The lens of this talented and highly experienced team, which already amazed us with this gallery compiling the spectacular photos they snapped during this lovely couple's wedding, is back to share with us the most amazing and playful moments of this breathtaking and colorful celebration. Every single detail surrounding this wedding is beautiful beyond words. From the ceremony officiated at the Resurrection of Our Lord Church to the grand closing gala hosted at the Lucien's Manor, we were amazed over so much perfection! So big kudos to Divine Events for the outstanding coordination and execution of this wedding! And we cannot forget about the spectacular decor crafted by Mandap Milap, and the swoon-worthy floral arrangements from Riehs Florist. It was a winning combination that got us sighing! Hands down, this was the wedding celebration Diane & Jerin always wanted, and just by taking a look at this cinematographic delight, you can tell how happy these two were. If you want to take a look at the insights of this nuptial celebration, wait no more and hot the play icon below. We're sure you are going to enjoy it!

 

What a great way to start this Wednesday, isn't it ladies? Make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

 
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Ceremony Venue: Resurrection of Our Lord Church | Reception Venue: Lucien’s Manor | Wedding Coordinator: Divine Events | Florist: Riehs Florist | Decor: Mandap Milap | Hair & Makeup: Salon Moda | DJ: Silver Lining Sounds | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photo Booth: Silver Lining Sounds | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Dhol/Chenda Players: Kochuveettil Beats


Scottsdale, AZ Indian Fusion Wedding by SkyPoint Productions

Hello, beautiful Maharanis! We are glad you could join us today because we were dying to share Khushma & Austin's fusion wedding bash with all of you. This celebration packs all the things we love, so you definitely want to check it out! We are starting this Wednesday by taking you on a visual trip to The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch thanks to the cinematographic delight captured by SkyPoint Productions. And oh boy, this cinematographic studio did such a fantastic job that we almost feel as if we were there enjoying every moment of this spectacular celebration thoroughly planned by Apropos Creations! The jaw-dropping decor crafted by Festive Rents mirrored the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Khushma, who looked like a goddess after being pampered by Makiaj Beauty. But that is not all! She took her bridal look to the next level with a fabulous Mehndi designed by Henna by Purvi, and we loved it so much that we were rendered speechless! Ladies, if you love wedding celebrations as much as we do, wait no more and hit the play icon below. After seeing this marvelous celebration, you will want to start planning your ultimate dream wedding and start sending invites to all your family and closest friends. So, make sure to remember this name: Customizing Creativity. They are the masterminds behind Khushma & Austin's Wedding Invitations & Wedding Stationery, and they did such a fantastic job that we are sure you'll want to count on them!

After seeing this spectacular film, we need a moment to catch our breath! But make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

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Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Customizing Creativity | Planning & Design: Apropos Creations | Venue: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Floral & Decor: Festive Rents | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | DJ: Hyper Productions DJ's | Baraat: Hyper Productions DJ's | Cake & Treats: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Cinematography: SkyPoint Productions | Lighting: Hyper Productions DJ's | Photo Booth: Pix'd Me | Rentals: Inner Space Design Group | Rentals: AZ Retro Rentals | Photography: Ushna Khan Photography


Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Regal Palette Studio

Happy Monday, ladies! Let's start this week with an extra boost of inspiration by taking a look at the blockbuster film by Regal Palette Studio, showcasing Radha & Kishan's big wedding celebration! This time around, we are bringing you inside the halls of The Marigold to join these lovebirds in their magical journey into a happily ever after. And believe us, you are going to enjoy this marvelous celebration to the fullest. The entire wedding bash was orchestrated by Pearl Events & Co., who took care of the planning and execution of all events while Nirali Decor crafted a marvelous decor to die for! This winning combination resulted in a spectacular event like no other we've seen in quite a while! From the outdoor photoshoot to the grand reception party enlivened by Powerhouse DJs, everything was beautiful beyond words. But nothing compared to the jaw-dropping look of our gorgeous Maharani Radha after being pampered by Cinderella Bridez and Luxey Looks Beauty. And we cannot talk about her spectacular look without mentioning the striking Mehndi design by Mehndikalogie. It was an absolute masterpiece! Ladies, if you want to check more of this grand event, wait no more and hit the play icon below. We are sure you will get tons of inspiring ideas from it!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Kishan and I met multiple times throughout our childhood, without ever knowing it. We then officially met at a wedding in Cleveland where he asked me to be his dandiya partner when I was only 9 years old. We unfortunately went out seperate ways until we met again years later on Facebook, where we reconnected. I lived in Ohio and he lived in Maryland at the time. We met halfway in West Virginia when I was 19 and the rest was history. After 7 years of long distance I moved the Maryland and we finally got married!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was the week of my 26th birthday, I was supposed to leave to go see him on Saturday. But I spent the Friday with my little sister, priya, who every year blindfolds me and surprises me with a fun filled day. I didn’t think anything of it. She asked me to get dressed because she was going to take me to a new restaurant that was super fancy. So I got dressed, she blindfolded me and we left. However when we got to the “restaurant” she took off the blindfold and there he was, the man of my dreams on one knee with a purple runner and lights on an airport runway with a helicopter behind him. After all these years he still managed to surprise me. I was in shock and literally couldn’t move. But I eventually 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.
As every girl does, I have always dreamt of what my wedding day would look like. I knew what was most important to Kishan and I was convenience for our guests. Because most of our family and friends live in New Jersey we decided to have our wedding there. Next was finding a venue that provided shuttle service to a nearby hotel so people wouldn't have to worry about driving. Once we found the venue, came the guest list. The hardest part of any indian wedding is the guest list. We managed to make it work and the rest was easy. We both had sisters that married a few years ago, so we used the same vendors as they did. We loved our vendors. We felt like we had known them our entire life. They made the process fun and stress free. We are blessed that we got to take a trip to India to do our wedding shopping. My wedding outfit came from Asov Palav. I originally did not want a red lehnga. I wanted a non traditional outfit. But as soon as I tried the red lehnga on, I fell in love. I knew it was the one. As for the decor, Nirali decor was extremely patient with me because I was so indecisive. She made my dream into a reality. Purple is not only my favorite color, but my late grandfather's favorite color as well. Which is why I incorporated different shades of Purple throughout the wedding Decor. My overall experience was pleasant. There will always be a few bumps in the road, but just remember all that matters is that you get to marry your best friend and the man you love. There will be things that are beyond our control, but it will all work out. My best advice, don't stress the things you can't control.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to get my wedding outfit from Asav Palav before I went to India. I wanted a non-traditional wedding dress. However, as soon as I tried on the first dress that happened to be red, I fell absolutely in love.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Food tasting! My husband and I are Foodies. We loved trying different items and working with our vendors to find the perfect items for our guests. The professionalism of all of our vendors made the process less stressful and for us more enjoyable!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved how involved Kishan and I were with meeting everyone. They were shocked by how relaxed we were and how much fun we were having. Everyone knew that what was most important to us was the union of both families and having a great time! We are so happy our guests had such a good time!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment that I will always remember is my husband and his groomsmen surprising me with a dance that I don't think anyone will forget. It was so thoughtful and he captured the attention of all the guests with his amazing speech.
 
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 Garba night was all Radha Kishan themed. Nirali decor helped us create a night that was filled with colors and greenery throughout the venue. The life size tree with hanging candle and lanterns was eye capturing. Kishan and I love to dance, so we wanted to surprise our guests with Radha Kishan themed songs for our performance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start with a budget. Don't stress yourself out about the things you can't control. Be sure to not let the stress get the best of you. You are going to have an amazing day no matter what happens. The energy of the Bride and Groom will drive the energy of your guests! So when your wedding week begins, let go of all the stress and get LIT!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi Kalogie was very punctual and professional. My artist did an amazing job for my family, friends, and my Bridal Henna. She was so sweet and I'm very happy I went with her as my choice as a vendor. Bhargavi from Cinderella Brides is not only an artist but a necessity on your wedding day, she made me feel and look like a queen. Luxey looks by Ami and Linda worked wonders on my friends and family. They were very easy and flexible to work with. Without Pearl events, this day would not have gone as smooth as it did. Thank you for executing every detail to perfection. Thank you to our caterer, Bhukhara Grill. Vicky did an amazing job with all of the food, our guests are still talking about it. DJ Vik and his team from Powerhouse DJ's helped us create our mixes for our dances and made sure all the guests were on their feet the entire night. Nirali decor slayed the decorations for all events. They were so kind and patient with us in selecting our decor. The Marigold was the perfect venue for us! Dave from the Marigold answered our calls and emails immediately and always answered all of our questions whenever we had any. Last, but not the least Regal Palette. They took the time to get to know us on a personal level, and listened to everything we wanted. From the engagement shoot to the wedding video, they captured every moment, every reaction, every laugh, and every cry. I am so happy we chose the vendors we did! Thank you to all the vendors for making our wedding weekend one we will never forget!

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, ladies! And don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.

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Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Venues: The Marigold | DJ: Powerhouse DJs | Cinematographer: Regal Palette Studio | Planning & Design: Pearl Events & Co. | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Hair & Makeup: Luxey Looks Beauty | Catering: Bukhara Grill | Cake & Treats: Palermo's Bakery | Transportation: Go Exotics | Photographer: Regal Palette Studio


Long Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

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

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


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

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


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