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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Indian Wedding by Twogether Studios

Happy Wednesday, beautiful Maharanis! It is time for a new film, and we are more than excited to share it with you as it packs tons of beauty, flair, and inspiring ideas that we are sure you will love. This time around, we are revisiting Srishti & Rishabh's Indian Destination Wedding, which we already featured in this jaw-dropping gallery by Twogether Studios. Still, there was so much more to admire that we couldn't help bring you the blockbuster film also captured by Twogether Studios. Throughout the different scenes of this film, you'll rejoice with all the amazing details surrounding this life-changing event hosted at the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa. The exceptional planning and decor of this wedding were in charge of Ten Events India, who delivered nothing but utter perfection! The same perfection found on our gorgeous Maharani's ravishing look after being pampered by Vijay Thakur, and oh boy, the final result was beauty and radiance at its best! Ladies, If you are like us and can't wait to enjoy this wedding film, hit play below and get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale!

That is all for today, darlings! Remember to join us tomorrow for a new inspiring story.

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Venue: Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Ten Events India | Floral & Decor: Ten Events India | Hair & Makeup: Vijay Thakur | Catering: Ten Events India | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: All India Permit | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Anamika Khanna | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashion (Pre-wedding): Self Portrait | Cinematography: Twogether Studios | Event Designer: Ten Events India | Lighting: Ten Events India | Live Music (Cocktail): All India Permit | Live Music (Jaisalmer Reception): Kutle Khan | Transportation: Ten Events India | Photography: Twogether Studios


Clifton, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Happy Wednesday, darlings! The film time of the week is here, and we are more than excited to share it with you. So get ready to enjoy it! Today, Lightyear Studio is taking us on a visual journey through all the lovely moments surrounding Ami & Min's wedding events. If the name of this lovely couple sounds familiar, it is because we already featured their wedding through this jaw-dropping gallery also captured by Lightyear Studio. Needless to say that this event was spectacular, and we couldn't wait to have a second chance to enjoy all the emotional scenes and the sweet and charming moments surrounding this celebration of love! We loved the on-point decor that set the mood for the different ceremonies hosted at the Valley Regency, as everything was beautiful beyond words! But there is no surprise here as LAX States was the mastermind behind such fantastic scenery. And after seeing the final result, there is no wonder why they are well-known for transforming venues into magical places, making every couple's dreams come true. And talking about dreams that come true, what about the striking look of our gorgeous Maharani, after being pampered by Maliha Khan Makeup. It was to die for! If you want to check more of this lovely couple, hit play and rejoice with all the amazingness of Ami & Min's wedding celebration. 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 in college. We started dating in 2011. It was hard for me to think about forever so it took about 6 years for me to be comfortable with the idea of marriage.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I make surprises very difficult and figured out what his plan was going to be so he double crossed me and proposed the weekend before in jersey city on the waterfront with our dog and a book mark (that he slipped into the current book I was reading with the ring tied to it) saying we’re 7 chapters in and I love where this story is going... will you marry me?
 
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.
Honestly I did not want a huge wedding but my parents did. I’m a big proponent of doing things right or not doing it at all. Since I’ve never really dreamed of a huge wedding or any particular details I just wanted to make sure we hired professionals that I could trust to make the big decisions for me. I can’t say enough amazing things about our vendors. Valley regency has been in the business for a long time and knows how to throw a beautiful party. Lax states (Nisha) is truly an artist. She took something I had no interest in (the decor) and made it into a theme that actually felt like home. Maliha Khan is the sweetest and most talented makeup artist - I’m not a makeup expert and I needed someone who would take the outfit and my face into consideration and she did just that. I feel like I didn’t have to make many big decisions because my vendors were amazing.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I got married in November so it had to be long. For the ceremony I wanted some white in it. I found a beautiful gold lengha in India and they switched out the gold satin for white. I was happy. I bought my reception dress from India too but then I realized I didn’t love it so I bought another gown from a local NYC boutique.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Small details that I wanted to incorporate like a table to represent our love for our dog Belle, a memorial table, signs for the photobooth, pictures of us
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The most compliments I received were probably about the details I mentioned above and the food.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Before the reception we had a mini cocktail hour in the bridal suite and I actually got to spend a little time with my best friends and family.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Vendors can make or break your wedding. Choose carefully but then let the professionals do their job.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Just incase you were wondering my husband is of Korean decent. He has a small family and did not have any Korean traditions that were important to them but his parents were great sports during the events.

We hope you've enjoyed today's film as much as we did. See you tomorrow for more!
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Valley Regency | Floral & Decor: LAX States | Hair & Makeup: Maliha Khan Makeup | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio


Chicago, IL Indian Fusion Wedding by Mirar Weddings

Good morning, beauty queens! Let's start this Wednesday by taking a look at the visual masterpiece created by Mirar Weddings. Through the different scenes of this love journey, we'll enjoy all the beauty and flair surrounding Maheen & Chris' wedding bash, and believe us; this is one you don't want to miss! This time, Morgan MFG was the venue of choice to host both the wedding ceremony and reception, and we can't think of a better place to have hosted this wedding bash as everything turned out to be spectacular. Thoroughly planned and designed by Engaging Events by Ali, this life-changing celebration was like a dream come true for Maheen & Chris. The gorgeous soft-colored floral arrangements put together by Life in Bloom mirrored the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Maheen. She looked like a goddess throughout the entire festivities after having trusted her beauty needs to Dollhouse Beauty Bar, who has tons of expertise in making Maharanis look flawless for their big day, and this time was no exception! After the wedding ceremony, all guests celebrated along with the newlyweds in an elegant reception party enlivened by Ruki Dole - Dreamhouse Productions. Throughout the reception, all guests enjoyed the culinary experience prepared by Paramount Catering and Anmol Catering right before having a bite at the delicious cake baked by Bittersweet Pastry Shop. Hands down, a sweet ending for this sweet and charming story! If you want to check more about it, wait no more and hit the play icon below. You'll be utterly amazed!

That is all for today, darlings. See you tomorrow for more!

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Planning & Design: Engaging Events by Ali | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Morgan MFG | Florist: Life in Bloom | Hair & Makeup: Dollhouse Beauty Bar | Catering: Paramount Catering | Catering: Anmol Catering | DJ: Ruki Dole - Dreamhouse Productions | Cake & Treats: Bittersweet Pastry Shop | Cinematography: Mirar Weddings | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Seniman Calligraphy | Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting | Photo Booth: Fotio Booth | Linens: BBJ Linen | Furniture: Bowery and Bash | Valet: VIP Valet | Photography: T&S Hughes Photography


Dearborn, MI Indian Wedding by Capturing Arts

Good Morning, ladies! They say that all good things are worth waiting for, and today's featured film is no exception! Navya & Nikhil's wedding video is one we were dying to share with you as it includes all the things we love - and so much more! Many delightful details surrounded this life-changing event that the jaw-dropping shots by Strokes Photography previously featured in this gallery were not enough to show it all! That is why we have decided to give you more insights into this lovely wedding through this visual masterpiece captured by the talented and highly experienced team from Capturing Arts. Through this visual journey, we'll feel the same suspense Nikhil felt when he first saw Navya in her gorgeous bridal attire. We will explore how emotions grow, and the suspense transforms into joy and excitement during the Baraat animated by DJ Ice & Fresh Productions. We will take part in the traditional and colorful wedding celebration held at The Henry Autograph Dearborn. Our eyes will glow in amazement over the mesmerizing decor crafted by Marigold Wedding Planners. Not to mention that we will enjoy the closing gala enlivened by Naveen Productions - DJ, Lighting, Entertainment and Photo Booth, definitely a reception that will forever be recalled in the memory of all the guests that witnessed it. So, wait no more, hit the play icon below, and enjoy today's film!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nikhil and I met 10 years before we got married, at Wayne State University, in the heart of Detroit. We were neighbors in the dorm and first met on the elevator. I noticed Nikhil was carrying a biology lab book and mentioned that I need to buy one of those too, and he immediately offered me his, and said that he had an extra one. I stepped in his room to grab the book and was so impressed with how clean he kept his room, and that's when I knew he was the one! Haha just kidding! We quickly became best friends and spent so much time together between our classes, studying, and doing homework. We danced together on the Wayne State Raas team, ate countless meals together at the dining halls, and ignited a passion for traveling during our long walks around the city.
 
Nikhil has been my personal hype man and always encouraged and supported me throughout my years of medical training. He stands by my side and empowers me to be the absolute best version of myself. Whenever I'm with Nikhil, we laugh until our bellies hurt, I forget all of my worries, and seeing him makes my soul light up.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to Thailand in June 2018. It was a medical school graduation gift to me from Nikhil. He told me we had to go to Thailand and nowhere else because there were elephants there and of course how could I say anything but yes to that! After all, elephants are my favorite animal and it has always been a dream of mine to meet one of these majestic beasts.
 
It was exactly halfway through our trip. June 6th, 2018. We woke up super early and got ready just like every other day so far on the trip. But this day was different. This was the day I would get to spend the day playing with elephants and taking care of them! I was ecstatic to say the least.
 
I couldn't figure out the perfect outfit to wear, so he gave me one of his sweaters to wear. Luckily I got my nails done the night before because I insisted that my nails needed to look cute for the elephants! We got to the elephant sanctuary and I didn't realize a group of wild animals could make me this happy. Little did I know, I was about to become exponentially happier.
 
I was playing with two baby elephants when I heard "hey Navya..." I turned around and saw Nikhil down on one knee. I didn't really hear anything else he said after that (don't worry we have it captured on video). Of course I said yes and we shared the rest of our day with those glorious beasts that were part of the proposal.
 
We called our family that evening and I found out that Nikhil went to my parents house before our trip to ask their permission to marry me! He made sure I was out of the house by asking me to go shopping for our trip and he knew this would keep me out of the house for a few hours. Haha he knows me so well!
 
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 wanted a very simple and elegant wedding ceremony so we could keep the focus on the main event of the day- getting married! We designed a custom monogram/logo together and had a custom vinyl runner made with it. We also had take away bags printed with this monogram.
 
We all know Indian wedding ceremonies can be long, so we made a fun wedding program with a crossword puzzle on it. The clues were questions about Nikhil and I and all of our guests had so much fun figuring out the answers!
 
Nikhil and I collect ornaments from each new place we visit, so we wanted to give our wedding guests a Detroit ornament to commemorate the beginning of our journey! City Bird had the best wooden ornaments custom made for us and they were the perfect take away gift!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Nikhil and I went to India and went to countless stores to try on all the dresses! Each dress I wore, Nikhil would ask me how I felt in it and then he would tell me if he liked the dress or not. I had no idea what color dress I wanted, but I was definitely leaning towards a lighter color- because I love all things light, bright and airy! However, every time I tried on a light colored lengha, I was not impressed and did not feel special. I realized that I loved the way jewel tones looked on me and shifted my entire focus for the dress search. After several days of not finding "the one," I finally found a store that had the fabric types and dress styles that I loved. I tried on THE dress and immediately fell in love with it, and so did Nikhil!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Right after we got engaged, I moved across the country and started my medical residency. Busy with work and living in another state made wedding planning a bit of a challenge but my sweet husband made the entire process a breeze for me. Although we were only able to see each other a handful of times over that year, we became closer than ever!
 
I spent my evenings planning and designing each event, and then I would convey my thoughts to Nikhil over a phone call. I would find a list of vendors that I thought would be suitable for us, and Nikhil would set up meetings and go to visit each one of them, and facetime me each time. He coordinated with both of our families, arranged all the taste testings, vendor meetings, and went to every meeting prepared with a document with all of the details I asked for.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
To this day, over one year later, our guests continue to talk about the food at our wedding. We couldn't be happier because food is what makes both of us the happiest, so we are so pleased that our family and friends thought that the food at our wedding was as great as we hoped it would be.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Although we planned to do a first look, we didn't have the chance to do one. The first time we saw each other was at the mandap, and I will never forget the look on Nikhil's face when he saw me. That was the moment that we both realized that we finally get to marry each other and we were so excited.
 
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 mehendi was an intimate event with close friends and family hosted in our parents backyard. My decor inspiration came from the handwritten notes that Nikhil would fold into origami paper cranes and give to me back in college. I showed him my vision and he and his family hand made hundreds of paper cranes to make it come to life!
 
We wanted the sangeet to be all about dancing and food, so we had a very colorful and dance oriented street fair themed event. We really wanted authentic Indian street vendor style food and Taste of India Suvai made our wishes come true with live food stations. Our guests spent the entire night dancing away and snuck away to the outdoor food stations whenever they had the chance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have fun planning and enjoy the whole process, it'll be over before you know it! Don't stress about the little things and keep your eye on the big picture because no one will know about those little details except for you! Pick vendors that you can get along with and communication is key!
 
It can be hard with Indian weddings to plan everything the way you want it, because traditions, culture, and family is such a big part of it. But, find a way to make your vision work while keeping those things in mind. Work with your family to see how you can incorporate your flair while keeping in mind some of the more traditional elements.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Thank you to all of our vendors who made our wedding weekend so special and memorable!

We hope you've loved this story as much as we did! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.
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Photography: Strokes Photography | DJ: Naveen Productions - DJ, Lighting, Entertainment and Photo Booth | Planning & Design: Marigold Wedding Planners | Baraat: DJ Ice & Fresh Productions | Floral & Decor: Marigold Wedding Planners | Ceremony Venue: The Henry Autograph Dearborn | Cinematography: Capturing Arts | Outfits & Jewelry: Custom made in India | Mehendi & Sangeet HMUA: Jennifer Martin | Ceremony Makeup: Bianca Sandiha | Ceremony Hair & Draping: Aysha Riaz | Mehendi: Henna Beauty by Krupa | Mehendi Venue: Groom's House | Mehendi Decor: Handmade by Groom and His Family | Sangeet Venue: Bharatiya Temple | Sangeet Food: Taste of India Suvai | Sangeet Food: Ann Arbor + Desi Indian Kulfi | Ceremony Aisle Runner: The Original Runner Company | Ceremony Food: Ashoka Indian Cuisine | Wedding Favors: Detroit Ornaments From City Bird


Cinnaminson, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Welcome back, beautiful ladies! There is no better way to begin this phenomenal day with a flourish, than taking a peek at a lovely fusion wedding captured by the talented team from Lightyear Studio. Today we are heading down to Cinnaminson, NJ, to enjoy a spectacular event that will take your breath away. Amanda & Amit's fusion wedding is one you don't want to miss, so get ready to be fully inspired! The exclusive The Merion became the nest of this magical love story, and we can't think of a more perfect setting for these lovebirds to join their lives in marriage. The big glass dome, the architecture of the hall, and the delightful colors created a more than perfect setting for these lovebirds to sworn their eternal love. If you are wondering who orchestrated this lovely event, let me tell you that Simply Sapphire Events took care of planning and trimming every detail of this ceremony. And, Nirali Decor crafted an enchanting Mandap that we loved so much! Undoubtedly, this was the dreamy ceremony Amanda & Amit always wanted! Music, dancing, chatting, and of course, the delicious food served by Chand Palace, were the special ingredients for this magical night! You can relive this event by visiting this fantastic gallery. But if this is not enough, you can click the play icon below to enjoy a cinematographic delight. Both are creations from Lightyear Studio, so you know that amazingness and grandeur are guaranteed! 

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Amit in undergrad when we both had the same microeconomics class. We sat next to each other and found out we were both applying to pharmacy school. It wasn't until we were in our third year of pharmacy school that we connected. We were in the same rotation and bonded over a lively discussion of the NBA finals. Our relationship blossomed from there and we soon became inseparable. He constantly makes me laugh and never fails to put a smile on my face. That's how I knew he was "the one." I realized how happy he makes me and couldn't imagine finding a better partner.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Amit proposed to me on my 29th birthday. I did not think much of the day since I knew in advance I would have to work a late shift and we went out to brunch to celebrate. I called him on my way home after my shift and he told me he was making dinner. I thought he sounded a bit frantic and strange, but attributed that to him trying to finish cooking. When I walked up to our apartment door, I noticed that all the lights were off and there was a glow coming from the window. I told myself not to get too excited and figured he set up a candlelight dinner. I opened the door to find candles lit all over the apartment and him on one knee, holding up the ring in its box. We then celebrated our engagement in Philadelphia at my favorite restaurant.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Since we had an Indian American wedding, I wore a bridal lengha in the morning and a wedding dress in the evening. I asked Amit's parents if they would like me to wear the traditional red color, but they told me to pick any color I wanted. I had no idea what color to choose and most of my wardrobe is black! I went shopping in Edison and fell in love with a bridal lengha that had beautiful stonework and beading, but the sample dress was in yellow. I looked at the swatches and decided on royal blue. For my wedding dress, I went to Kleinfeld determined that I would find an A line gown with straps and a low back. Of course that did not happen. I soon realized that I did not like A line and after stepping out of my comfort zone, tried on different styles. I was walking back to the fitting room, when a dress caught my eye. It was not like anything I originally described and thought I wanted. I tried it on and knew it was the one. My consultant had me try on more dresses just to make sure. When she saw that the rest of the dresses did not have the same effect on me, she asked if I wanted to put on the dress I loved. I could not wait to get back into it!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I was really touched by my sister's speech at my wedding. She was my maid of honor and told me early on that she "did not give speeches." While I knew she was half joking, I wasn't sure what to expect. She gave the first speech that night and I was so touched by what she said that I cried. I tried to hold back tears (for fear of ruining my makeup!) when she opened up and described our relationship and what I meant to her. Her speech was heartfelt and genuine- perfect in every way. She gave me a copy of her speech after the wedding, which I intend to frame.

If you were inspired today, stick around, we have tons of inspiration prepared for you!  

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Catering: Chand Palace | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Merion | Planning & Design: Simply Sapphire Events | Floral & Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Officiant: Richard Cash | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Mandap: Nirali Decor


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