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Los Angeles, CA Indian Wedding by Samson Productions

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! It is time to take a look at a new romantic story that will make your heart melt with joy! Coming from Los Angeles, CA, we are excited to bring you all the insights surrounding Mahira & Ekram's wedding festivities! So, let's not wait any longer and take a look at the phenomenal film! And, ladies, you will love every bit of it! Just take a look at the amazingness surrounding every single scene; it is an absolute visual delight! But how could it not be? If the talented crew from Samson Productions are the masterminds behind such mesmerizing shots. Anywhere you look, there is beauty all over the place, but nothing is as beautiful as our dazzling Mahira. She looked ravishing dressed in her marvelous lengha after being pampered by Peace Love Sakeena, who took care of her makeup and beauty needs! If you are wondering who orchestrated this magical event, we have the answer for you: The Marigold Company embraced our lovebird's wedding vision, planned, and executed it to perfection. What talent! Not to mention the fantastic decoration crafted by Bling and Bloom Designs, who filled up the exclusive Taglyan Complex with unique ornaments. This was an epic celebration as taken out from a Bollywood movie. So don't think twice and click on the play button below to relive this lovely wedding! We are sure you are going to love it!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Ekram (my husband) at a wedding. I actually just decided to approach him on a whim to tell him he looked familiar and just like that, we added each other on Twitter and started talking. I knew he was “the one” when I realized that he was genuinely my best friend. See, Ekram lived in the bay and I lived in Orange County, and we didn’t see each other as often as couples that are beach other do, so we relied on long phone and text conversations that ended up creating a strong foundation for our relationship.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I had taken Ekram to Victoria Beach in Laguna when I first started talking to him. He ended up flying down to SoCal and coordinating with my friends and family to plan his proposal there. What ended up happening was a bit of a wreck actually, my friends convinced me to dress up, took me out to dinner and decided to go to Victoria beach after. So at this specific beach the entrance is at the bottom of a staircase and so my friends are walking in front of me and at the bottom of the steps you see small candles lit leading to a path of red roses in the shape of a heart, my friends backed away and let me walk into the proposal but I noticed a lot of people I didn’t recognize and long story short I walked in to a DIFFERENT proposal!! Both my friends and I were so incredibly confused and they ended up having to call Ekram who had to come to the steps and lead me to HIS proposal which was further out from the steps, it was similar with rose petals and candles in the shape of a heart and he popped the question. Because of this fiasco, by the time my friends had figured out it wasn’t my proposal, the sun had gone down so there’s actually only one picture from that night that isn’t too dark or messed up, everything turned out fine I just cannot believe my friends and I walked into another girls proposal hahaha

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.
Luckily, I had a good ten months to plan my wedding. I knew exactly what kind of decor, what venues, what outfits, and which makeup artists I wanted. I went to Pakistan twice to ensure all my outfits were fitted and made properly, I visited my venues several times to ensure clear communication with the managers and I reached out to mua’s much in advance. I literally planned every single detail, including countless, thorough meetings with my decorator. I had a lot of vendors for my events so I ensured that my coordinator was aware of each and every one. Even so, things didn’t go exactly as planned, my MUA got stuck abroad and cancelled on me the night before my wedding (I ended up staying up till 4 am that night finding a replacement which is a whole story in of itself) and the day of my wedding, the decorating team arrived late so they were hastily attempting to finish on time, but everything came together even though it wasn’t exactly according to plan. Planning was a stressful process just because I was soo focused on every little thing being perfect, down to the day of my wedding where I was trying to check up on things even in my dress and makeup, but it ended up paying off as it all came together.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
As mentioned earlier, I went to Pakistan twice for my outfits. The first time I went for three weeks and I kid you not I looked at wedding outfits every single day. I knew I wanted red and gold but I wanted some more color in the dress as well. That proved hard to find as I remember finally picking an outfit on my final days of the first trip. I ended up choosing an outfit but altering the entire color scheme to match red, gold, and peach. My mom (who has an eye for color) helped me ensure every detail of that dress worked well, often times asking for swatches of the design before finalizing it. On my second trip, I was able to finalize other outfits and see my dress come to fruition, the end result was absolutely stunning, the shop owners themselves said that they decided to create one to place on the rack since we had designed the color scheme. I didn’t realize how heavy each outfit was until the day of the events as the hair, makeup, dress, and dupatta setting really make you feel sssooo much heavier but because of the rush and energy I was still able to dance my heart out at the events

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My favorite part about planning was brainstorming ideas. I knew for a long time I wanted certain themes (peacock for mehndi and gold/white/blush for wedding) but being able to just come up with decor through looking at thousands of inspiration pictures was just so fun. My sisters had lots of fun sifting through instagrams and Pinterest pages to find vendors or cute ideas to incorporate at the events. It felt like a team effort and when it all came together, it was just amazing, I still cannot believe it sometimes.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I’ve been to a ton of weddings and so my main goal was to ensure that my guests had a good time. I didn’t want anyone to be bored of lengthy speeches or starve waiting on the food. I know that everyone appreciated this as they were entertained throughout and were not left hungry. Everyone absolutely loved the variety and quality of the food and dessert so shoutout to taglyan Complex’s in house catering. I made sure speeches were kept short, that the program overall wasn’t too long, and that food was served at appropriate times.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes so it was actually after the ceremony and during our entrance at the reception. For some reason I was just nervous to enter the hall even though I had just gotten married. The music was playing and the doors were just about to open as Ekram tells me he’s going to do something. I was so confused as to what that meant and asked him what? But the doors had opened and we had to walk. As we’re walking in people are of course clapping and cheering and Ekram keeps saying I’m about to do it and under my breath I’m asking him what?? And then halfway into our walk just as we’re in the middle of the hall and the chorus of the song, Ekram takes off his turban and runs in a large circle around me while pointing to me as the sparklers are sparkling and the crowd just goes wild and I realized ooohhh this is what that meant. Every time that song comes on (sauda khara khara) I think of that moment

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 quite a few events but my favorite were the mehndi and shaadi. The mehndi decor was peacock themed so it was very colorful within that color scheme and the decor was just amazing. Additionally, my family and friends practiced their dances for months and everything looked soo coordinated and just perfect. We also had hired dancers for both events, joya kazi for the mehndi who did more classical, technical style dancing and karmography who did more big, Bhangra type moves which was a nice contrast between the two that kept people entertained. I could go on and on about each and every vendor and what they did to make the event special, but it would take forever! I had found a singer on Instagram named Neel from New York City that ended up moving to LA after my wedding to further his music career here. We had a chai cart come to the mehdni that featured Kashmiri chai which was a crowd favorite. Agnes was a live painter for the wedding who everyone just loved. There was just so much going on for every event but it all came together beautifully.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My only advice is to take it easy and enjoy the events. I recall stressing out minutes before the ceremony and reception as the decor was finishing up and they had locked me into the room upstairs so I just couldn’t see anything anymore but as I entered both the ceremony and reception, everything came together and was fine even if it didn’t go exactly as planned. So just do your best to not worry the day of and enjoy your time because all this time, effort, and energy is spent on events that go by so fast so you might as well ensure you enjoy each and every moment of it

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 also took an very long time picking a set for my wedding mainly because my mom was extremely picky when it comes to gold but I ended up finding the most beautiful set I’ve ever seen and even though the entire thing was heavy I am still in awe just looking at the intricate design/sparkle.
My venues for the mehndi and shaadi, Hilton in irvine and taglyan cultural complex in LA were just amazing when the decor came together. Noel from Hilton and Hovig from taglyan were amazing people that were extremely nice and helpful to work with, they really did all they could to help.
There are lots of vendors we used but I really want to give a special shoutout to @peacelovesakeena who decided to do my wedding makeup last minute since lulu had cancelled and sakeena did an AMAZING job and was so kind to me and I knew she hadn’t slept since she was responding so late and I knew she had a bride in the morning and at night so she fit me in between which was just so nice of her because I actually almost fainted when I found out at 11 pm that my wedding hair and makeup artist was not going to be able to make it. I still can’t believe that happened but sakeena really came through and helped me.

Stay tune for more lovely stories that will inspire you. 

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Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Cinematographer: Samson Productions | Ceremony Venue: Taglyan Complex | Reception Venue: Taglyan Complex | Floral & Decor: Bling and Bloom Designs | Catering: Taglyan Complex | DJ: Exclusive Productions | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Karmagraphy | Cake & Treats: Portos Bakery & Cafe | Live Music (Harpist): Liska Yamada | Live Music: Neel | Sparklers and CO2 Guns: Spark My Events | Painter: Event Painting by Agnes | Hair & Makeup: Peace Love Sakeena


Princeton, NJ Indian Wedding by Fine Art Productions

The filmy time of the day is here! Today, my lovely Maharanis, we will be delighted by the beautiful wedding film by Hemani & Palak's wedding festivities. Trust me; you will be fully inspired. Let me take you to Princeton in New Jersey at the Grand Hyatt Regency Princeton, the palatial venue picked by our lovebirds to seal their eternal love. You will love how our dazzling Maharani glowed during the entire festivities. She flaunted the perfect combo between good style and beauty that gave her a magnificent presence that left everyone speechless! And all this was possible thanks to the phenomenal lehenga draping skills from Beauty by Lishma, who also created a fantastic mehndi art for Hemani and, of course, a beautiful hairstyle. The ceremony was such a perfect moment; everyone was involved in the midst of love that day. Once the ceremony was over, every guest attended the wedding reception and let me tell you that this became a real party, as Premier DJ USA jumped into the stage to encouraged the crowd to dance all night! Everyone enjoyed the well-selected music, the fantastic choreographies, and of course, the delicious food catered by Chand Palace, who served a great selection of dishes! We are lucky to have all of this captured in a phenomenal film created by Fine Art Productions and Jay Seth Photography who was in charge of the photographic part inmortalizing the couple best moments! So don't think twice and click on play below. Enjoy!

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Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Lishma | Catering: Chand Palace | Photography: Jay Seth Photography | Mehndi Artists: Beauty by Lishma | Draping/Styling: Beauty by Lishma | Venues: Hyatt Regency Princeton | Cinematographer: Fine Art Productions | Sangeet Venue: Rasoi III (Monmouth Junction NJ) | Planning & Design (Day of Coordination only): KM EVENTS | Floral & Decor: JP Decor | Hair & Makeup (Bridesmaids/Flower Girls): Cinderella Bridez | DJ: Premier DJ USA | Baraat: Premier DJ USA | Lighting: Premier DJ USA | Bridal Fashions (Bride Wedding Outfit): AsoPalav (India) | Bridal Fashions (Bride Reception Outfit): MJ_Designstudio | Bridal Fashions (Bride Sangeet Outfit): Gauri (Baroda India) | Bridal Jewelry: Nina Jewelers (Iselin NJ) | Cake & Treats: Cramer's Bakery (Yardley PA)


Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Good morning, Maharanis! We are honored to take you to Ashmi & Akshat's traditional nuptials. If this union sounds familiar is because we featured this event not long ago in a phenomenal photo gallery that you can relive here. However, today we have an extraordinary visual masterpiece created by Lightyear Studio that transmits all the feelings and emotions of their big day. So you may want to grab some tissues ladies! The ceremony was a dreamy event that took place at the beautiful gardens of The Marigold! Let me remark on the incredible scenario and ambiance that Chandai Events created for the celebration. It was just splendid! This day was memorable, and everyone praised the ravishing beauty from Ashmi, who surprised and stole all the attention, especially from Akshat, who couldn't take his eyes off her. She made the right choice by selecting Makeup by Shaili to create her bridal looks, that were complemented by Henna by Jinal's spectacular mehndi art. Don't think twice and click on play below to relive this phenomenal celebration.

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
When Akshat and Ashmi first met all those years ago at Rutgers, they didn’t know what to expect. But getting to know one another was easy and soon enough, they were goofing off together all the time. From study dates to poking wars, they became best friends even though they were like night and day. They say the best relationships start off as friendships first. Even though they lost touch, both of them somehow found their way back to one another. Akshat and Ashmi's story was never meant to end there; it was only just beginning. After reconnecting years later, both of them found themselves falling back into old patterns and restarting an old friendship. So, Akshat and Ashmi ventured back out to where their story first began and spent their first night out together on College Ave catching up and sharing old stories. Eventually, endless texts became long phone calls, which became late night conversations that led to the first date of many. Rose petals and scented candles lit the path to where Akshat stood in his room waiting to ask Ashmi to start the first of many adventures with him. What they thought to only be friendship turned out to be so much more...
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Akshat decided to fly all of our closest friends into Tampa, Florida where we were living together at the time. I admit that I was slightly oblivious as I had thought I had arranged for all my friends to come see me for the weekend. I started to get suspicious when my girlfriends kept asking me to get a mani pedi since I'm not really one to paint my nails. The next day we were all headed to Sunset Beach where Akshat got down on one knee and asked me to marry him with the most beautiful Harry Potter inspired ring in a golden snitch with all of my closest friends wearing Harry Potter shirts spelling out "Will You Marry Me?". Of course I said yes! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted a maroon or wine colored bridal lengha so my mom decided to go shopping in India for it since she was already there for a business trip. It was definitely a grueling process since the whatsapp video connection in India was terrible. So, I finally agreed to a lengha not knowing what it fully looked like due to the poor quality of the video call. However, when I saw it in person, I fell in love. When I wore it the day of our wedding, it was everything and more. I felt absolutely stunning in it. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Probably the food. When is food not the big winning factor at a big fat indian wedding? Unless of course it sucked, but in this case it didn't. Thanks Rasoi for coming through for us! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I would say elope! Or have a destination wedding because planning a wedding for 300+ people is crazy hectic. At the end of the day, I would say I wanted a more intimate wedding at a more romantic location. But we all know know at the end of the day, indian weddings are not really about us but more for our guests and parents. Despite this, I loved each and every moment of our big day and ended up being such a remarkable memory that I can't wait to share with my children and grandchildren one day. 
 
Come back tomorrow for a new inspirational film that will blow your mind!
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Planning & Design: Chandai Events | Mehndi Artists: Henna by Jinal | Venues: The Marigold | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shaili | Catering: Catering By Rasoi | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Los Cabos, Mexico Indian Wedding by Epique Cinema

Ladies, grab your passport and join us! Today we are taking you to Los Cabos, Mexico. One of the most beautiful and exotic beaches in the Rivera Maya. We are heading down to the phenomenal Hard Rock Los Cabos for the memorable wedding celebrations of Christina & Jerry. The extraordinary talent of Epique Cinema's team captured every detail crafted a remarkable film you will love! A big shout out to the splendid organization and planning of Elaan Events on every celebration. Such an outstanding job! What a perfect way to conclude such a lovely wedding than with an epic party! Our friends from DJ Riz Entertainment amazed us one more time with their beats, making everyone dance and creating a huge celebration for the newlyweds! If you are looking to plan your dreamed wedding event at the beach, you must see our video below, as you will get tons of inspiration for your own tropical soiree. Just epic! So don't hesitate and click on play to start reliving this extraordinary destination gala. Enjoy!

If you were inspired today, come back tomorrow and I bet you will be amazed once again! 

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Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Photography: Vek Photo | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Cinematographer: Epique Cinema | Sangeet: Hard Rock Los Cabos | Cakes & Treats: Hard Rock Los Cabos | Catering: Hard Rock Los Cabos | Planning & Design: Elaan Events | Floral & Decor: Zuniga | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Blue Flame Elite Entertainment | Bridal Fashion: Ibride Sri Lanka | Bridal Fashion: Nivetas Designs | Bridal Fashion: Aanchal | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Margo and Bees | Lighting: JSAV Cabo | Photo Booth: Mirror Photobooths | Travel Agent and Transportation: Destination Pick - Stanley Alexander


New Rochelle, NY Indian Wedding by House of Talent Studio

Time for another film, ladies! To end the week with our hearts full of inspiration, we have Roshini & Jimson's grand Indian wedding vision coming from New York! Today we have the honor of sharing with you their lovely picture gallery, in case you missed it, you can double-check it here, and a stunning visual treat thanks to House of Talent Studio, who, as we already know, delivers over the top productions that transcend. Such talent! Roshini & Jimson decided to tie the knot in all Maharani flair first at The Sacred Heart Monastery in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by a perfect environment that left everyone speechless. Then the magical VIP Country Club hosted the fantastic wedding reception where our friend from Stylish Events created a unique hall decoration with well-mixed flowers and lights that gave a royal look to the venue. Everyone had an epic night celebrating the union of our lovebirds' thanks to the fantastic talent from the music pros of Volcanik Entertainment, who put everyone on their feet to dance during the celebration. Please join us and be part of this dreamed event; just hit play! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in Manhattan during my second year of residency and connected instantly. On one of our first dates we hung out for over 14 hours adventuring all throughout the city from museums to restaurants to bars, Jimson tells me he even skipped a wedding he had the next day so we could keep the date going. After our first month of dating, Jimson told me we were going to a gala and handed me “Tickets to Hogwarts - Platform 9 3/4” (he knew I loved Harry Potter). He then brought me to the Whispering Wall in Grand Central Station and asked me to be his girlfriend. I, of course, said yes, and he handed me an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Not only did I get a boyfriend that night, but I got accepted into Hogwarts! That’s when I thought to myself that he could be “the one”.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I went on a vacation with my family to Greece and had invited Jimson to join me. He told me that he was too busy with work and wouldn’t be able to make it to my disappointment. Unbeknownst to me, he secretly flew into Santorini for the last part of our trip for 48 hours and planned a surprise engagement proposal with my siblings. On the day of the proposal, my siblings convinced me that we should do a family photo session. When we arrived, the photographer handed me a secret note with a password that would open a Cryptex (think Da Vinci code). The password to the Cryptex was “Always” – a reference to one of our favorite scenes from Harry Potter and the way he used to sign all of his letters to me. I kept thinking the entire time, “There’s no way he’s here in Santorini, he’s in America!” As soon as I opened the Cryptex, Jimson appeared out of nowhere and surprised me with a Golden Snitch shaped ring box (to complete the Harry Potter theme) and proposed!
 
You can watch our Proposal video here: https://vimeo.com/276956178
Along with a full recap of our proposal story on: https://howtheyasked.com/roshini-and-jimson/
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had 7 hidden Harry Potter elements throughout the day of the wedding and challenged our guests to find them - it was a fun way to engage with everyone while we were running around during the wedding. They were: my mehndi, our cake topper, a symbol hidden in our wedding program, Jimson’s socks, our wedding planner’s brooch, a Hogwarts acceptance letter from one of our first dates, and the Golden Snitch he proposed with.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment we won’t forget is when we walked onto the reception floor for the first time with our bridal party waiting for us and with our family and friends standing and cheering. You could feel the love and support in the room and it made us realize how blessed we were to have such a great and loving village behind us.
 
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 our bridal party enter as part of a choreographed dance. My sister-in-law Shingari runs a dance studio (instagram: @Shingarirhythm), and was able to coordinate all 20 of our bridal party members into a synchronized Bollywood dance. Everyone was raving about how different and energizing it was to see the bridal party come out to a dance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start planning as early as you can! My husband is a great planner and so he had pushed us to do a lot of things earlier than needed, but that was a game changer, because it resulted in our wedding week being a lot less stressful thanks to the early planning.
 
Have a wonderful day loves. Thanks for watching! 
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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Cinematography: House of Talent Studio | Venues: VIP Country Club | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Monastery | Planning & Design: OnTime Events | Hair & Makeup: Nicki Glam


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