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Riviera Maya, MX Pakistani Wedding by A&A Video Productions

What are the first couple of things that come into mind when you see "Destination Weddings" on our site? Exotic places, lavish decoration, over the top galas and glittering glam maybe? Well, for today's celebration, all of them apply! Iqra & Zain decided to tie the knot in the most ravishing kind of way and we are loving it completely. Our friends from A&A Videos Productions truly outdid themselves with today's filmy and photographs! Water drums, fire dancers, indoor fireworks and post-wedding boat parties are just some of the things you will encounter. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya was looking its best to house this gala as we will see, so, what else can you ask for when you have the ocean as the guest of honor for your wedding? Really few things top a beachfront wedding, and this one is truly a marvelous example of that! Hit play below to have a glimpse of everything that went on for Iqra & Zain's day of magic!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Zain flew into my hometown in Virginia all the way from Texas with his entire family. I had the expectation that his family would come over for dinner at our house as they have done before. After their flight landed, I was texting Zain to make sure everything was okay, and providing details about dinner at our place. He wasn’t answering which was completely unusual of him. My parents then said they had to step out to run a quick errand and will be back shortly. I didn’t understand why my parents were leaving right before we were expecting guests. The next thing I know, I am all alone at home, confused about where everyone was. My sister then called me saying she was picking me up to pick up Zain’s family from their hotel. At that point, I was extremely sketched out and wondered why he wasn’t Uber-ing like he said. My sister drove out and we ended up at a small lake next to my neighborhood. My sister started running away from me so I followed her while extremely confused. From a distance a saw a bunch of people lined up on the sides of the pier and candles lit in the dusk. I walked closer and saw mine and Zain’s entire family and best friends lined up on the pier, with a trail of rose petals and candles along the entire pier. My favorite song “see the light” from the movie Tangled played whole as the sun was setting, and I ended at a heart-shaped from rose petals and candles, and Zain standing at the top of it. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so perfect and the best part was that everyone I love, was involved in such a big moment in 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.
Zain and I got engaged on September 16, 2017, and immediately started to brainstorm on how we wanted to have our wedding. We both decided that a destination wedding is what we wanted. It wasn't easy and took a lot of convincing for both of our families to agree. After all of our research, we decided to have our wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico because of all the South Asian Wedding vendors that were available there.  At that point, all of my friends and families were thrilled and completely on board. We started by reaching out to different Travel Agencies, particularly the ones that specialized in South Asian Destination Weddings. We ended up going with DestaWed, and signed a contract with the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, MX through them. After signing with them, I decided to plan this wedding of 5 events on my own, as I used my experience of events and corporate planning into my own wedding. During the 1-year planning process, I worked with my Event Consultant for the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, which made my process as smooth as can be.

My destination wedding events kicked off with an elegant Welcome Dinner that was located on the Maracas Terrace overlooking the ocean. During this event I wanted all my guests to start feeling like they were at a wedding while also on vacation. I wore a custom made saree that went elegantly with my theme. I kicked the event off with a welcome speech, followed by a showcase of interactive Water Drums. The Water Drums caught all of my wedding guests in surprise and the party had officially begun. We ended the event with the classing wedding shoe game which made all of my guests laugh.

The second event we held was a Pakistani traditional event known as the mehndi. This event is filled with sweet feeding and dancing rituals. I wore a custom multi-colored lehenga which basically matched my LED dance floor. We kicked off this event with another show stopper surprise by including a fire show for our guests to enjoy. I kept the entertainment a secret throughout my planning process and my guests were astonished and enjoyed the spectacular show. We continued the event by having choreographed dances by my guests and myself. The event ended with an open dance floor and LED glow dhol fiesta.

The third event including my wedding ceremony. I decided to go with light coral and sea green colors to bring out the ambiance of an ocean wedding. My bridesmaids all wore a custom made sarees with white bedazzled tops and a combination of green and coral saree draping. The groomsmen all wore turquoise pants, with white tops and champagne suspenders. I wore a sea-green Pakistani dress with gold embroidery and jewelry to match. The groom wore a matching sea-green sherwani. The combinations of the bridal party outfits looked beautiful for a beach wedding. Since the ceremony took place during the sunny day, we chose the Gazebo that overlooked the ocean for our location. I entered in a horse and carriage and proceeded to walk down the aisle with both my mother and father. During the ceremony, Zain and I poured our hearts out and shared intimate vows in front of all of our guests. It was a tear-worthy and beautiful moment.

Our last event included our reception which took place in the ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel. We had decided to do a grand entrance and had indoor fireworks go off at our entrance, and then more fireworks as we got on the dance floor. We had speeches, by our dads, sisters, and best friends. We also include a fun surprise by adding a Michael Jackson and Drake Father Daughter mix. During my first dance, we had our first set of confetti blast on the dance floor. Our guests enjoyed this event as we added 2 more confetti blasts during the open dance floor which caught them all in surprise and enjoyment. We exited with the classic sparklers send-off and hopped on our horse and carriage to take us back to our room.

To end the events, we decided to have a boat party in which we rented and sailed the Caribbean seas in a private catamaran.   It was the perfect ending to the destination wedding, as we finally were able to let loose and enjoy our vacation with our best friends.

My overall review for my wedding is that it blew my expectations beyond words. Every detail I had planned for was beyond exceptional. Having a destination wedding was the best decision I had made. There was no ounce of stress in bones the second I entered the resort. Every single one of my guests enjoyed their time with us and have spoken so highly of their experience. The advice I would like to give to future brides that want to have a destination wedding is to enjoy their planning process, as when the time of your wedding is here, it flies by so quickly. Also, do not stress about the guests that can’t make it. Not everyone you invite will have the time, or expenses to make it. All that matters is that you have the support of the people who do decide to come, and it will be a great time. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
When shopping around for my wedding dresses, I knew I wanted something unique. Traditionally, Pakistani brides wear red on their wedding days. Since my wedding was going to take place on the beach, I wanted to wear more pastel colors for my ceremony. I went shopping in New Jersey and immediately fell in love with a custom sea-green bridal dress design that I thought would look perfect for a beach wedding. For my bridesmaid, I wanted to make sure their outfits were comfortable and light but also complimented my dress. I decided to create a custom sea green, and pink saree with embellished tops. All of my bridesmaids loved the design and the pictures looked amazing in front of the Caribbean sea.   

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My wedding planning experience was extremely fun, but a lot of worthwhile work. The best part of my experience planning a destination wedding was the site visit. I took a trip with my parents, maid of honor, and groom's parents to Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya resort where I planned to hold all of my events. I was able to see and select all of my locations for the various events and actually envision my events put together. I spent an entire day meeting with my on-site coordinator and vendors to discuss the details for each event. I was able to be extremely productive and enjoy the resort which was harder to do during my wedding time. 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests absolutely loved the vacation wedding they had attended. For many of my guests, this was the first destination wedding they had attended. The idea of having a wedding while on vacation was worthwhile for every single one of my guests. The Ceremony, in particular, was guests favorite. The romantic setting of exchanging vows on the beach set the tone of the entire wedding. it was such a beautiful moment that put smiles on everyone faces. 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There is not a moment that I will forget about my wedding. During my reception, my father gave a heartfelt speech. That is one moment I will never forget. He talked about our relationship from when I was younger to now. That was the first time I had started to get emotional during the wedding. That exact moment is when it hit that I was going to start a new life, in a new city with my husband and my dad would be across states. We then had our first dance to "Tu Jo Mila" and ended with style by dancing to "In My Feelings" by Drake, and "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. It was an amazing moment.

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There are so many things I learned during the wedding process. The best advice I would like to give to Brides-To-Be is to listen to your gut. There are so many people that will give you their opinions and will tell you what they think you should do. At the end of the day, this is your day and you will remember it for the rest of your life, so do you want you want and don't please others if you are hesitant. Wear that dress you want, have the decor you like, and have that destination wedding if you want to, because your guests will love you no matter what and this it truly is a magical day just for you and your Hubby-To-Be. 

 

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Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Catering: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Cakes & Treats: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Photography: A&A Video Productions | Planning & Design: Bride & Groom | Floral & Decor: Tulapania | Floral & Decor: Zuniga | Floral & Decor: Latin Asia Cancun | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio | DJ: DJ Ashu | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sameera Faridi Designs | Cinematography: A&A Photo Video | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Styling Trio | Fireworks: PSAV | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: A2Z Weeding Cards | Lighting: PSAV | Mehndi Artist: Priya Chandel | Travel Concierge: Desta Wed | Flame Show: Drums in Paradise | Water Drums: Drums in Paradise | Confetti Canon: PSAV | Catering for Welcome Party / Mehndi / Ceremony: Latin Asia


Cedar Grove, NJ Pakistani Wedding by Park Street Weddings

Hey there, dolls! Today, we are super excited to have a Pakistani Wedding that shocked me because of its exuberance and tasteful vibe. There are lots of things we are loving about this gala and one of them is the color palette chosen by our newlyweds. The touch-ups of olive green, champagne and silver tones are without a doubt an ode to style and refinement. So alluring! The Grove NJ was looking at its very best for the celebrations and our talented pals from Park Street Weddings were there to capture everything that went on and store in today's lovely film. So much going on for today's feature that I don't know where to begin, it all shines! Going from the ceremonies to the ravishing party with Amplifire Entertainment's beats, this jubilee has it all! So, let's get right into it! Hit play below for details!

 

Amazing wasn't it? More amazing wedding films tomorrow!

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Venues: The Grove NJ | DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Cinematography: Park Street Weddings | Photography: Ushna Khan Photography | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Tamanna | Bridal Fashions: Republic Womenswear


Chicago, IL - TX Muslim Wedding by Mir Anwar Studios

I can't think of a better way to start the second week of May than with a fabulous Muslim wedding! The elegance, details, and sophistication of this feature are truly unique. Shaleen & Sabih's style can definitely be seen and experienced throughout the various ceremonies, and we are absolutely adoring the finesse and care put into the creation of such a beautiful event. Today, and thanks to Mir Anwar Studios, we will be having a closer look into what went on in Chicago for all the traditional ceremonies and then in Dallas for the reception, so, be sure, ladies, that this highlight reel is going to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Several of our known friends lent their talent so Shaleen & Sabih's vision could come to life. Wedding Decor By Faiza was in charge of crafting the decoration and bringing the marvelous floral designs for the reception or Valima.  Also, Anmol Catering's culinary wonders delighted everyone for both the Mehndi and Traditional ceremonies, held at the Windy City, and our lovebirds couldn't have chosen a better foodie team. After they tied the knot, the gala indeed moved to Dallas and our Outspoken Visions Entertainment pals, turned it into a real middle eastern party! So romantic! You can't miss our cinematic experience of today, ladies, hit play below and relieve Shaleen & Sabih's gorgeous union one more time.

 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Some background to this story is that I love to read. A few months prior to proposing, I was at Target running errands and ended up in the book section unable to make up my mind as to which book I should buy. Sabih called me just to see what I was up to and I told him my dilemma that there so many books I wanted to read but couldn't pick just one. He asked me the names of the books on my must-read list. I told him and eventually left Target thinking I'd buy the books later. Fast forward to July 2017. I went to Dallas to celebrate Sabih's birthday with him (we were long distance) and he took me to the botanical gardens the day before his birthday. We walk down to a portion of the gardens with a bench on the bench are a stack of the same books that I mentioned I wanted a few months back. Along with those books is another really beautiful book. Sabih asks me to sit down, tells me he's going to read me a story. He opens the book and each page tells a story about my life from my childhood days to when I first met Sabih and our time together. He handwrote each page and drew pictures of the house I grew up in, the masjid I pray at and so much more.  The very last page of the book said "will you marry me" and the ring was placed in the book. There was a photographer nearby who was able to capture every moment. 
 
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.
Excel sheets, a supportive family and friends and my husband were the reason the wedding was everything I imagined it would be and more. I made sure to book venues and makeup and photographers first since those book fast. I knew what colors I wanted my mehndi outfit to be and then led to color and theme for the wedding. I wanted a festive almost Aladdin themed mehndi. I wanted to the Shaadi to be a candlelight dinner. My goal was for each event to be different from the last. I made my vision clear the vendors, had multiple follow up visits to make sure we were all the same page. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mom, sister and cousins all came to Pakistan with me to help me pick out a lengha. I knew I wanted a deep shade of red. I went to a ton different places but nothing gave me that bridal feeling until I tried the deep red outfit at Farah Talib. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Because Sabih and I were pretty hands-on with the planning, the best part was seeing what we envisioned come to life. My mom was my right hand and I loved that the planning process allowed us to spend more time together. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the food, decor, and dances. My dad was in charge of managing the caterers and assured that everyone was able to enjoy the different cuisines we had (American, Pakistani, Chinese and Mexican food). Both my side and Sabih’s side worked hard to put together a medley of dances that the crowd really enjoyed
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Sabih and I didn’t do a first look so the first time I see him on our wedding day was when I walked down the aisle. I was nervous walking in front of everyone but as soon my eyes met Sabih’s everything felt better. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Live in the moment. It’s the best time of your life so don’t get caught up in little details not going your way. Take in each moment and enjoy it. 
See you tomorrow ladies!
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Floral & Decor: Wedding Decor By Faiza | DJ: Outspoken Visions Entertainment | Photography: Mir Anwar Studios | Cinematography: Mir Anwar Studios | Catering: Anmol Catering | Mehndi Venue: Embassy Suites Naperville | Nikah Venue: Islamic Foundation | Wedding Venue: Bolingbrook Golf Club | Valima Venue: Omni Downtown Dallas | Mehndi Ceremony Floral & Decor: Lavish Designs | Wedding Floral & Decor: Yanni Design Studio | Valima Catering: Jimmy Burger by Bilal | Nikah Bridal Fashions: Ayesha Somaya | Mehndi Ceremony Bridal Fashions: Ansab Jahangir | Wedding Bridal Fashion: Farah Talib Aziz | Valima Bridal Fashion: Sana Safinaz | Chairs / Linens: Classic Chair Covers & Linens


New York, NY Pakistani Wedding by Joseph Minasi Studios

Maharanis, we have the extraordinary wedding footage that celebrates the union of Geeta and Ahsan in New York City! The artistic wedding cinematographer, Joseph Minasi Studios, reveals through his lens the luxurious Sangeet at the exceptional Manhattan Penthouse and the main wedding event at the magnificent Cipriani! Event planning company, Design House Décor, took the lead and designed this over the top affair that reflected the newlyweds' exquisite taste through the alluring decor, their outfits and everything in between! I love Maharani Geeta's style but her makeup and hair look created by KC Makeup by Karuna Chani were especially beautiful, I also adore her stunning neet mehndi design by the super talented henna artists of MehndikalogieEquishare Baraat Horse made our Raja Ahsan looked like a real prince through the streets of New York and he completed his regal look with an elegant navy blue suit! The joy continued at the reception where DJ USA turned up the celebratory sounds for some serious fun and more excitement! Relive all the wonderful moments in the film below!

See you on Wednesday with another great wedding flick!

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Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Weddings | Photographer: Charmi Peña Photo | Sangeet Venue: Manhattan Penthouse | Ceremony Venue: Cipriani | Design: Design House Décor | Planning (2 days only): Elite Events Management | Floral Baraat/Milni Garlands: Design House Décor | Hair & Makeup: KC Makeup by Karuna Chani | Catering: Bukhara Grill | DJ Sangeet / Reception: DJ USA | Baraat: Equishare Baraat Horses | Baraat: Seaton Carriages | Dhol Player: Sunny Jain of Jain Sounds | Extra Dhol Player: Jernail Singh | Cakes & Treats - Green Cakes: Nine Cakes | Cakes & Treats - Anime Cake: City Cakes | Stationary/Escort Display: Emily Kathryn Paper | Dance Floor Rental - Sangeet & Reception: Shout


Pompton Plains, NJ Bangladeshi Wedding by Regal Palette Studio

Happy Monday, Maharanis! To start off your week with the best wedding vibes, today we unveil the amazing highlight video of Ina and Shadman's wedding that our friends from Regal Palette Studio pulled out from their best-kept archives! This beautiful couple had the collaboration of the highly sought-after Pearls Event and Co. to create their lavish Bangladeshi wedding weekend! The celebrations included many joyful pre-wedding events that lead to a breathtaking Nikkah ceremony and reception at wonderful The Legacy Castle. Both events were equally memorable thanks to Florista Decor who created a dreamy ceremonial design and a refined and sophisticated theme for the wedding bash! This last event was a huge success also thanks to the highly acclaimed M4U Events who got the crowd in the party mood all night long. Our adorable Maharani showed off her best fashion side with a drop-dead gorgeous style for every occasion with the expert beauty help of Hair By Shqipe and Pixzy Dust! Hit play and go through the epic days of Ina and Shadman's nuptials!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my groom freshman year of college when he was a junior. I knew he was the one 3 months after our first date. 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
https://www.shadinalovestory.com?wix-vod-video-id=ab4f1e3e80de4890a801409cb95c08e7&wix-vod-comp-id=comp-jdyuk6o7#
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It was a summer day and his family from Arizona came to visit. We decided to do a family day trip out to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ. We took a couple of photos and just hung out as a family. He took me away at one point to take near the lily pond gazebo. Just as he was leading me up to the gazebo staircases, a man stopped us to tell us not to go there was a proposal happening! At that point I was still very clueless and didn't know what was going on. My husband still thought we should go up right before the "couple" came up. I hesitantly went up but once i did i was in complete shock when i saw him go down on one knee. After that, the rest was history! ( see video)

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to New Delhi India to go shopping with my mom, MIL, and aunt. We ended up at frontier rass and got both my reception and wedding dress. I knew what style i wanted for my reception but I was open to color. And for my wedding lengha, i knew I wanted red or maroon.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part is to plan was the creativity. As a person working in pharmaceuticals, creativity is limited so this was extremely fun to do.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The music video my groom and I decided to do.
https://www.bollyshake.com/video/different-ways-coming-together

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Two points.
1. The first look was I first saw my groom in his outfit. It just felt surreal 
2. Up on stage controlling the dance floor

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Everything will be beautiful and enjoy every moment.
 

Hope you love this flick as much as I did. Until tomorrow!

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DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: Pearls Event and Co. | Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | Cinematographer: Regal Palette Studio | Photographer: Regal Palette Studio | Sangeet Venue: Royal Albert Palace | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Legacy Castle | Hair: Hair By Shqipe | Makeup: Pixzy Dust | Event Designer: Ronak Amin | Regal Palette Studio


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