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Edmond, OK Indian Wedding by Mir Anwar Studios

Welcome back to your Indian wedding inspiration corner on the web! It is time for a gorgeous feature film that came to us from Oklahoma, and it's this lavish flair that is all things enchanting, to say the least! We know about the obvious visual talent from Mir Anwar Studios, so be sure that today's highlight reel has everything you want out of a grand Indian wedding experience! This couple decided to go with a traditional aesthetic but with a modern touch up. The proof of that is the striking fashion choices these two lovebirds made for the most important day of their lives. So chic and contemporary! The Edmond Hilton Garden Inn was vibing with DJ Riz Entertainment's beats and ambiance as we will see! You know who to call if a celebration for the books is what you seek! Hit play and join Monica & Ricky's path to the aisle, only here, in Maharani Weddings

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
He added me to Facebook actually. He sent me the sweetest little message and we never stopped talking after that. We have a lot of mutual friends, and he's friends with my cousins, so we weren't complete strangers, we just had never met before! I knew he was the one when he gave me a James Avery ring that said: "God be with us together and apart" (he's from Houston, I'm from Oklahoma City). 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We have a beautiful video documenting the moment, but here's the story. We were in Austin, TX and it was on a Saturday morning that we got up and went to brunch. After brunch was over, we were walking back to our car and he took my phone and stopped me at a car with a driver waiting outside. He kissed me goodbye and the driver drove me off and handed me a letter. Letter 1 told me that I was going to get a Mani/Pedi. Once I got there and got everything done, the receptionist hands me letter 2, which told me where to meet the driver. Once I got in the car, he hands me letter 3, which tells me I'll be dropped off at a hotel and which room I'd be in. I walk into the room and there were candles and rose petals everywhere. On the bed was a complete outfit, and everything I needed to get ready, including my favorite dessert- also, letter 4. Letter 4 told me what time to be ready and where I'd be going. I'm driven to a beautiful mansion on a cliff overlooking Lake Travis and when I step out of the car, I hear violins playing our song, and I start walking towards the balcony, and my future husband was standing there waiting for me. It doesn't just end there. After he proposed, our parents and siblings came outside to greet us! We then headed to have dinner with them and when we got there, all of my cousins and our friends were there waiting there ready to celebrate. IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. 
 
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 had documents of pictures and descriptions for everything. My husband and I are both very organized people, so we made the best team when it came down to planning our wedding. We researched every vendor before deciding on them and we don't regret it. We loved every single person we worked with. They were all so amazing. It was a lot of hard work, but in the end, it was worth it. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My wedding dress was the very first one I tried on! I tried on quite a few afterward, just to say that I did, but I knew the first dress was the one!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Food/cake/drink tasting! Hands down the best part. It was delicious, stress-free and a great way to take a break from all the other craziness. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our reception and after-party. Everyone was just ready to celebrate and have fun and you could feel that in the room. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment that constantly replays in my mind was right after the ceremony, our coordinators rushed us into a private room so that we could have 10 min alone together to let everything sink in before we were in a sea of people again. I appreciated that so so much. It was such a necessary and beautiful moment that I got to share with just my husband. 
 
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 really cared about how much fun our guests were going to have, so everything was geared to making our day run smoothly so that everyone would be able to enjoy the day. We had a huge party bus for our bridal party, but we also included their significant others on that bus so that we could all enjoy those moments together. We had a few hotel rooms for our other friends to hang out in before the reception. The groomsmen had an amazing entrance to our reception that everyone definitely enjoyed. We played an interactive game at the reception and since Ricky went to UT and I went to OU, there was this big rivalry going throughout the evening, which was pretty fun.  We also had an after-party in one of the conference rooms across from the reception hall where about 150 of our friends/family continued to celebrate, which was so much fun. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Google docs are your best friends. Organize everything you can think of in each tab. It'll make it easier for you, your fiance and your vendors to visualize and keep track of.

 

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Photography: Mir Anwar Studios | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Cinematography: Mir Anwar Studios | Ceremony Venue: Crossings Community Church | Reception Venue: Edmond Hilton Garden Inn | Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Floral: Kasse Duffy Designs | Makeup: Ciara Amir- Illume OKC | Hair: Kristin Hooper and Hanna Peterson | Catering: Edmond Hilton Garden Inn | Bridal Fashions: Maggie Sottero | Cakes & Treats: Rosebeary's Designs in Baking | Transportation: Royal Limos OKC


Turks and Caicos, South Asian Wedding by Bliss Wedding Films

A new highlight film is here and it only means one thing! A lavish celebration is about to be unveiled. This time our friends from Bliss Wedding Films filmed Rittika & Dhruva's Indian Wedding in the dreamy Turks and Caicos, a real paradise in the Caribbean! Beaches Resorts hosted the luxurious events, and it was undoubtedly a total bliss spree. Thankfully, the first-class wedding planners from Sandals Resorts Weddings were in charge of every detail and delivered fully with the planning of these lavish galas. Both families witnessed the unique ceremony rituals in front of the pristine turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. So beautiful! While the brilliant photo team of Lin & Jirsa Photography captured the magnificent setting, the lovebirds' unique yacht exit, and every single wedding moment that you can relive here shot by shot. As the celebrations continued, our guests laid their eyes on the striking bridal look of Maharani Rittika. From her Sabyasachi and Kresha Bajaj's lehenga designs to the romantic hair and makeup created by Appease Inc., every detail of her look was absolutely to die for! Not to mention the lavish party afterward inside the great halls of the Beaches Resorts, it was definitely a grand night to celebrate their newlywed status!   So, ladies, come and celebrate with us by hitting play below and get inspired!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

His family has a beach house in Dana Point that was our absolute favorite place to be. It was peaceful, calming, and just amazing place with great memories. So he told me we had dinner plans down in Laguna Beach so we'd stay the night at the beach house and get ready there too. I was brought up to plan for time accordingly because it's not nice to be late for anything. So I ask Dhruva what time dinner was and he said it was at 7:30 pm. So I google mapped from dana point to Laguna Beach and got ready to account for traffic. I was ready by 6:30 pm to start heading downstairs so we could leave by 6:45 pm, or so I thought.

 

Dhruva held me hostage in that room because apparently the photographers wanted him to propose at sunset, and wanted us downstairs at 7/7:30. I found it odd that he was essentially holding me hostage in a room and got a little suspicious. Because my suspicion grew, he finally had to cave and call an audible and go down sooner than was planned. And the next thing that I found odd was he said "let's take the elevator down" which we never did, but i thought "ok maybe because we have a suitcase and I'm in heels so why not."

 

As soon as the elevator doors opened he had a runway of candles set leading to the back patio which was essentially the beach. He spoke to me the whole way down the path and got down on one knee in the sand and asked me to marry him. There were a bunch of people who started cheering from the house next door, whom I initially thought was our families, but it was actually a random family who was airbnbing the house next door and it made it feel even more like a surreal fun experience.

 

After that we drove up to a country club where our family and friends were waiting for us to celebrate. It was the perfect proposal because we both enjoy quality over quantity, and sharing special moments with those closest to us.

 

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 knew for the most part that we wanted to do a destination wedding. Again since we enjoy keeping the number of people lower in order to share every moment with the people closest to us. We looked within the U.S. and all over the world. We also were thinking of maybe doing one of the places we have already been to share with our family. And a big driver was my experience at one of my cousin's weddings in India where they rented out almost a whole location, so it was all of us waking up together and spending every moment of every experience together in one location. I was driven by wanting to find a place that would make it feel like a huge family vacation where we can all spend the whole time together without any worries.

 

I had a huge excel file with multiple venues, made all the calls, organized what they had to offer, the different prices (full buyout, rentals, room rates, etc). I needed all the facts to pitch the idea of the destination and sell it to my dad. And this is how we landed on Beaches Turks & Caicos: I would be able to do all of our functions, it was all-inclusive, kid friendly (many of my cousins have young children), had U.S. certified nannies and medical aide on site, and was affiliated with Sandals which is a renowned company, it was far enough away to be an awesome destination but close enough for those who are closest to us to be able to afford, and Turks was on our bucket list of places to go since we are both Scuba certified.

 

Beaches was extremely helpful, they give you a pre-wedding coordinator and a on-site wedding coordinator. Due to many of my intricate requests, my pre-wedding coordinator put up our wedding as a recommendation to be feature in Sandal's wedding magazine which was awesome! I then had the corporate wedding planners helping me out who went above and beyond to make all my visions come true.

 

For Hair and Makeup, I wanted someone who knew how to help me get ready for all the Indian events and worked well with Indian bridal make up. So I found an amazing makeup artist in Chicago named Carrie her company is called Appease. I was able to do a trial with her here in Chicago (which is where my husband and I have been for school), and she had a package to do mine as well as some of my bridal party's hair & makeup, and mehndi at our sangeet too! Her company had the whole package.

 

For outfits, I am a bride that prefers comfort over being too showy, especially since we were going to be in the Caribbean. The one outfit I knew, and this was LOOONNNGG before it became a new "thing" to do, was that I want a Sabyasachi outfit for my wedding day because being a Bengali myself, I have loved him as a Bengali designer from long before the trend. His original store and home are right around the corner from my mom's family's home in Kolkata. And I knew I wanted it in red because thats the color my parents wanted since it is the traditional Bengali color for wedding.

 

For decor and theme, I am not a Bride that has been planning my wedding since childhood with ideas in my head from before, so I just started going with ideas as they came to me. I wanted to make full use of all that Beaches had to offer with all the diversity it had. So I made the Sangeet a more ethnic Indian theme with lots of colors and flowers and even a beer pong/flip cup table, for the Ceremony I saw an inspiration photo for a stage and huge photo frame backdrop that was all white and looked gorgeous against the Caribbean blue so I started with that and went from there. I wanted everything to be mainly white base with just small pops of colors so that all the vibrant Indian outfits would pop against the gorgeous Caribbean blue ocean backdrop. And the Reception I just wanted to be beach elegant with shades of blue which was decided after I picked my Reception outfit.

 

The main thing was having alcohol and awesome music always available, my family and friends love having a good time.

 

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?

Working with the Sandal's corporate team and the Beaches wedding team. They were all so much fun and I still keep in touch with some of them. I am more of a laid back bride where it takes a lot to stress me out. I also enjoyed finding new ways to add personal touches and items I knew would make my guests happy and make their time enjoyable. I was brought up in a family where we always think of our guests and plan events with them in mind, not to do things for show, but to do things that will be enjoyable for them. A wedding is meant to be fun for everyone in attendance.

 

I also enjoyed shopping for my outfits because we went shopping with our friends in Mumbai, no parents so not too many opinions and it was just a lot of fun because our friends aren't as stressed out as parents can be during wedding planning so it was just a lot of joking around, eating great food, going out at nights and a fun visit. This trip we also got to go to Kolkata to my parent's family's homes and that was a lot of fun too since I come for a big family there was always just a lot of people around showering us with love.

 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

From what I've heard everyone loved that it was about 70 people and in the Caribbean. Everyone enjoyed being able to get to know everyone that was there, spend downtime together around the resort and have a fun family vacation feel enjoying all the amenities and events. Nothing felt too formal like attending an event, it felt like a more "oh ok we gotta chug this drink, get out of the pool, and change for a party celebrating two people we love". Everyone got along and had a blast.

 

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 welcome dinner on Thursday night. For the youngsters, it was at a restaurant by the beach, and for the adults, it was at a rooftop overlooking the ocean. It was just a fun night to have everyone get to know each other and make it feel like the weekend of festivities had officially begun.

 

Friday morning we had our Haldi at a Gazebo area outside of one of the resort's small bars with small bites and juices available. My family has alcohol at all events, but in case anyone goes offended from the other side I strategically picked this location so anyone who wanted a beverage could go into the bar and grab one. The decor was all orange and yellow-based, very beautiful with lots of flowers and fabric. We did a joint Haldi which was a lot of fun. And then all of us young folk ran to dance practices

 

Friday night we had our Sangeet. It was at an outdoor restaurant with an Indian Buffet and Indian decor and we had all the performances this night too. The decor involved a lot of colors, i had a greenery bar to go with the greenery photo wall, and tons and tons of flowers and multi-colored fabric, mehndi lounge area, and a beer pong/ flip cup table. My mom did a beautiful performance for me despite having broken her toe right before the flight on the way to the airport! She played it off as "bruise" because she wanted to be able to help with everything and perform. We also had a friend's dance that had my childhood family friends, our close friends, myself and Dhruva as a part of it. And my cousins did a huge family dance that was awesome especially because NO ONE lives in the same city, state, or country even. We all had fun doing rehearsals and teaching dances on the resort as well. There was a flash rainstorm that delayed the sangeet, but it just gave everyone more time in the pool and swim-up bar (again why i loved this concept of smaller with everyone on a resort). And yes they stayed in the pool through the rainstorm. And my coordinators told me that my awesome parents were the first to run to the location to see how they could help with anything because of the rain. The rain passed and we partied the night away.

 

This next event has tons of special details. Saturday night was our reception by the water, we had a huge fabric divider to separate the cocktail hour from the actual reception. My coordinators surprised me with a "champagne bar" as the bar for the cocktail hour. Cocktail hour was during sunset so was beautiful. For the reception, our entrance song was Unforgettable by French Montana, and our first dance song was Wanted by Hunter Hayes. We had just a few speeches and then opened the dance floor. Our dinner menu was around the world. We had dishes from all the places we traveled to, so we had Thai, Fijian, Belizean, and Caribbean food. My reception outfit was a love story lehnga. The entire bottom had scenes stitched onto it from photos I sent: our proposal, my dog, us on an elephant in Thailand, and us scuba diving. And the entire bottom border was made up of the Chicago Skyline because Chicago is where we spent our entire engagement and a majority of our relationship. After the reception, all the guests moved over to the beach and we had a huge bonfire with s'mores and more drinks, and we had all our guests release lanterns into the sky.

 

On Sunday we had an amazing boat party on a Catamaran with all of our friends that ended up staying until Monday with an open bar and food. We took the boat to an island and browsed the island and came back and continued the party at the swim-up bar.

 

And then the following Saturday, we had a reception back in LA which was just as beautiful. We picked the Millennium Biltmore because I love Beauty and the Beast and their ballroom reminded me of the ballroom scene from that movie. And it also had just such a beautiful regal elegance to it that did not need to be touched just enhanced. We wanted a winter wedding, but that wasn't possible so we had projection mapping done thanks to the amazing Amit from 3D sounds to make it look like it was snowing outside through the windows and have winter images. And we got white carpeting done and had white and gold as the theme to go with it by the amazing Nicole from Shawna Yamamoto who made my dreams come true. and I wore an oxblood sequined gown. This was just a fun party to celebrate our wedding with extended friends and family from back home. We had a dance from our friends with just a few speeches, and our highlight video from the island played.

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Be open-minded and hire planners/decorators based on past work so you can trust their abilities. It's good to have ideas to help narrow down options and have direction, but there will be things that may not go exactly the way you wanted, or there may be hiccups. With an open mind, and trust that your planners/decorators will come up with the best solutions, there is no need to fall into the stereotype of a "Bridezilla", and you can enjoy every moment so much more with less stress.

 

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)

My mehndi!! I loved loved loved it. I had a portrait of my dog and my two grandmas on my mehndi since they could not be with us (my dog was back in California, and my grandmas have passed). It was a definite highlight.

 

For the ceremony I had a vendor build me my own Palki that I was carried in on by all my brothers. And we did our vidaai on a decorated boat after which guests went to enjoy a private lunch.

 

I also made hangover kits as a welcome bag for all the guests with a note from me.

 

For our wedding cake on the island, the chef was amazing enough to make it out of a cake I had tried at one of their restaurants when we went for a preview visit. It was made from this delicious flourless chocolate cake that everyone loved.

More gorgeous highlight reels and breathtaking brides ideas every day! 

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Hair & Makeup: Appease Inc. | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Beaches Resorts | Planning & Design: Sandals Resorts Weddings | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashions: Kresha Bajaj | Bridal Fashions: Troy Costa | Mehndi Artist: Wild Style Design Company | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Cinematography: Bliss Wedding Films


Naperville, IL Contemporary Fusion Wedding by Le Cape Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! Time for a brand new wedding experience and this comes from Naperville in Illinois. Some days ago we had Pooja & Viren's lovely picture gallery as well, in case you missed it, you can always double-check it here. Now, we are going to be witnessing the amazing visual work our friends from Le Cape Photography did for the couple, and let me tell you, we have all the details here! In order for a wedding to run as smooth as butter, our couples always try to recruit the best planner around. With Dream Events by Sonya, they sure did find a total pro! As we will see, the galas were a truly magnificent representation of what Indian weddings are all about, so of course, you can't miss it! Want more details? Then hit play below and let yourself be enchanted by these two lovebirds! See you on the dance floor!

  

More coming up, don't miss them!

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Planning & Design: Dream Events by Sonya | Photography: Le Cape Photography | Sangeet Venue: Ashton Place | Ceremony Venue: Embassy Suites Naperville | Reception Ceremony: Embassy Suites Naperville | Floral & Decor: Dream Occasions | Hair & Makeup: Soni STYLED Artistry | Catering: Shree Restaurant | DJ: Shaadi Entertainment | Baraat: Shaadi Entertainment | Cinematography: Le Cape Weddings


Macon, GA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Welcome, Maharanis, to your Indian wedding inspiration corner on the web! Today, we are very excited because we have a gala that has all the elements of a huge and genuine celebration of love. Last month, we had Sharad & Juhi's lovely picture gallery. In case you missed it, you can relive all the glam here. Now it is time to have a glimpse of the stunning film our great friend Peter Nguyen Studio crafted for the couple. As we will see, finesse and style were the constant for this bash, and the proofs of that are the awe-inspiring floral arrangements and decor executed by none other than Red Umbrella. We know about their lavish taste so it came as no surprise seeing everything just beaming. And who also was illuminating everything all around, of course, was Maharani Sharad. Her dazzling fashion choices and her reception hair & makeup design, done by Dolled up by Lulu, left everyone completely speechless. It had to be like that, when a real Maharani ties the knot, mountains tremble! So beautiful! After the lovely ceremony, the team from 3D Sounds brought the house down with a selection of all the latest hits and Bollywood tunes to dance the night away. Sounds amazing indeed, doesn't it? So what are you waiting for, hit play below and get those ideas up and running with this gala!

 

Until tomorrow, Maharanis!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Floral & Decor: Red Umbrella | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Ceremony Venue: Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Planning & Design (Reception): Nika Events | Floral & Decor (Reception): Synx Events | Hair & Makeup (Grah Shanti & Mehendi): Pink Pearl Artistry | Makeup (Garba & Wedding): My Type Of Makeup | Catering (Wedding): Umiya Mataji Mandir | Catering (Reception): Natraj Catering and Restaurants | DJ (Wedding): Encore Event Djs | Cake & Treats: SoCal Creative Kitchen & Co | Lighting (Wedding): Encore Event Djs


Roselle, IL Indian Wedding by paRaagon Films

You know that we have only the best of the best Indian wedding visions around the world, and today, it is our pleasure to share with you, inspiration-seeking ladies, the beautiful highlight reel of everything that went on for Jinita & Jaydeep's gala coming from Illinois. It was oh so magical, to say the least! We already had the lovely picture gallery some days ago, but in case you missed it, you can always go back here and relive all the glam! In the meantime, and thanks to our friends from paRaagon Films, let us be enchanted by a filmy for the books. The gala accurately showcased what Jinita & Jaydeep were all about. Style, sophistication and genuine love that just dripped out of the screen. So romantic! Today's feature has everything we love about Indian weddings and more so be sure not to miss it! Also, don't forget to have a glimpse at the bride's fashion choices! Seriously, this beautiful bride couldn't have been more beautiful! So, ladies, time to hit play below and see it for yourselves! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Even though I (the bride) resided in Chicago and he resides in Florida, Jaydeep and I managed to find each other on Dil Mil (I have no idea how because I thought dil mil works through your location). I actually got the app due to one of my friends who kept nagging me to check it out. I had no desire to use it because looks was important to me and I had a perception of Dil Mil as an app that did not have cute guys lol. But after a long day at work one night, I was scrolling through my phone and noticed that I still had the app. I decided to click on it to open it for the very first time. To my surprise, Jaydeep’s handsome face popped up on my screen as the first guy and I couldn’t resist but to click the checkmark. As I did that, it instantly said that we matched which meant he had already checked out my page and liked it before. I didn’t think much of it so I just left it at matched and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning, I saw that I got a message from him and ever since that day we haven’t been able to go a full day without talking to each other. I knew he was “the one” from the moment we started talking because he reminded me of my brother due to his caring nature and sense of humor. I always told everyone that I would marry someone just like my brother because there’s no one I’m closer to on this planet than him and he cares for me like no one ever has; well besides Jaydeep now. :)

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to Maui, Hawaii in 2018 because I had just passed my pharmacy boards and finally became a licensed pharmacist. He knows how much work and dedication studying for those boards are because he is also a pharmacist and graduated in 2016. So because of studying, we weren’t able to see each other for 3 months (the whole summer). As a reward, he decided to plan a trip to Hawaii. There was nothing on my mind because my brain was fried from studying so the only thing I could think of was to just have a relaxing and fun trip. He told me to pack lightly and just take one nice dress for a romantic dinner which seemed fair and sounded like any other vacay we’ve taken. On our third day, it was time for our dinner. It was up in the mountains and as we entered I saw photographers and thought “aww how cute. Someone’s getting married.” Then they started clicking away pictures of us and I got kinda confused but didn’t think anything of it. I turned around to fix my purse and the moment I turned back he was on one knee and I had no words and honestly doing recall anything he said besides, “I’ve been waiting for this day forever. Will you marry me?” Then there it was, and I said yessss to forever!

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.
Since I had lived in Chicago for over 15 years, I have been to many weddings and knew vendors pretty well. My sister got married in 2016 and helping her with her wedding planning also made me get in contact with many of her vendors. I already knew who I was going to get with elegance decor being number one on my list due to their elegant reputation and amazing decor. I knew exactly what I wanted in my decor and when I spoke to elegance they just “got it” and understood me. I wanted an open mandap concept for the wedding ceremony so my guests can all feel part of the wedding and are not blocked off by obstructed views. Hair and makeup were done by one of the best in Chicago- makeup Bushra Abbasi and I absolutely loved her work! Enough that I’m flying her down to Florida to do my sister in laws wedding make up and hair! I loved pearl banquets lighting and twinkle lights on top so I knew I wanted to get married at pearl. We decided to keep all our events there to make it easier for guests that came in from out of town. Most of my family members reside in New Zealand and Fiji and the groom's family coming in from Florida, we had to do everything possible to make sure their transport to each event was easy and manageable.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We went to India for our bridal shopping. I knew I wanted something different and something without borders. I also knew I didn’t want much gold in there but I had always imagined myself getting married in red. So I knew it had to be red in color. Shopping was intense because I am usually so picky with my outfits. We went around to all of India to find the perfect lengha for me. Then in Ahmedabad, we finally managed to find the one I fell in love with. It had the right amount of work on it and didn’t have much gold! It also was the perfect shade and we customized the dupatta to make it pink to match Jaydeeps outfit because I didn’t want us to be too “matchy-matchy” with us both doing red.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
When my husband told me I could do whatever I wanted with the decor since this was my expertise! Lol

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our decor and how we managed to match our outfits so well!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Honestly, just have fun with each event. It goes by so quick and don’t worry about outside comments or critiques. Just make sure to have fun at every event because this day will never come again.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehndi outfit was designed by me and made in India. Our red bottoms were a great pop of red at our reception.

More coming up! 

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pearl Banquets | Floral & Decor: Elegance Decor | Bridal Party Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Darshi | Sister and Sister in Law Hair and Makeup: Sana Rahmen | Bride Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Bushra | DJ: DJ Hiren | Baraat: Maharaja Farms | Dhol Player: Jaskaran Sangha | Cake & Treats: Jarosch Bakery | Cinematography: PaRaagon Films | Vinyl Danced Flooring and Sparkler: Vchilli Group | Photography: BM Photography


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