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Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Nayeem Vohra Photography

Happy Monday, ladies! We missed you so much during the weekend, and we were dying to share Rithika & Sahil's breathtaking love story with all of you. So let's wait no more, buckle up, and get ready to enjoy this rollercoaster of emotions and flair brought to you thanks to the talented team from Nayeem Vohra Photography! For the wedding ceremony, Jim White transformed the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort's halls into a cornucopia of beauty and flair more than suitable for this life-changing event. Both our lovebirds embraced a traditional style, looking elegant and fashionably for their big day; however, it was our lovely Rithika who stole the show! She looked drop-dead gorgeous thanks to Priyanka Patel, who took care of all her beauty needs making her look like a goddess. But that is not all! Rithika took her bridal style to the next level with a fabulous Mehndi designed by Manasi's Art / Hennafy Me. Hands down, a masterpiece that added an extra touch of traditional flair to an already captivating look! After the ceremony, there was a luxurious reception party to bring the wedding festivities to an end. And all we have to say is that it was a night to remember! Ladies, for more amazing shots of this event, make sure to visit today's gallery! It packs tons of beauty and inspiring ideas you don't want to miss. So make sure to check it out; you'll love it.

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What a great way to start the week! Don't forget to join us tomorrow because there is more to come.

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Mehndi Artists: Manasi's Art / Hennafy Me | Venues: Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort - Stone Mountain | Event Decorator/Florists/Mandap: Jim White | Hair & Makeup: Priyanka Patel | Catering (Lunch): Shayona | Catering (Reception): Kabobish- Raj | Invitation Designer + Print/Seating Chart Designer + Print: Creatively Patel | Co-Coordinator: Ushma Desai | Photography: Nayeem Vohra Photography


Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Join us in our Platinum Guide Blog, and enjoy all the beauty surrounding Ashley & Nikhil's wedding!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
February 24, 2018. That’s when it went down at the Chihuly Glass Museum in Seattle, WA. My husband was finishing his last semester of law school, and I had an inkling that he would propose in May 2018 after graduating, since all of our families would be together for his graduation. This is why when we took a trip to one of his favorite cities, just a few months prior, a proposal was the farthest thing from my mind. He forced me to dress a little fancy prior to heading to the museum (I thought this was weird and should have expected something) and had made sure my friends had me get a manicure prior to the trip. We walked around the museum with a few of his college friends, one of whom had a fancy camera that he was using to “practice taking good pictures”. Once we entered the open gallery room, he got on one knee and proposed! I was so shocked that I just stood there staring down at him saying, “is this for real” repeatedly, until I finally said yes. Later, I learnt that he had picked the Museum for a number of reasons: 1) he knew I had never been and wanted to go, 2) proposing in Seattle would be totally unexpected, and 3) given that the Museum had glass gardens and flowers, it was beautiful year round, and there was no possibility of weather interfering with his plans.
 
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.
Our decision-making process for the venues and vendors was 90% driven by our budget. We knew we wanted to do a wedding in Dallas and that a hotel was going be the best option since an overwhelming majority of the guests would be flying into Dallas from out of state. We researched options, toured, made pro-con lists, and the Renaissance Dallas was finally selected, particularly because not only did it fall within our budget, but it gave us the ability to have our ceremony outdoors, which had been my dream!
 
For decor, since the wedding was going to be three separate events and we would have three completely different outfits, we wanted each event to feel different and intentional. We started planning our decor themes with the ceremony and knew that we wanted an outdoor morning ceremony, and so soft light tones and pastels (i.e. light pink, ivory, pale gold, mint green, etc) were going to be perfect. We wanted the Sangeet the night before to feel fun and cultural as a good way to kick off the weekend, so we wanted lots of bright colors and decor that screamed festive. Finally, the reception as the closing piece needed to feel grand and bold. Once we had these ideas nailed down, our decorator was able to take them and run and bring us back a vision that absolutely floored us.
 
I don’t think I could’ve gotten the Bridal looks I had envisioned if I had not gone with Red Lotus Artistry. From day one, when we began with the makeup trial, Vidya listened very closely to what kind of styles and looks I was a fan of, and what I simply couldn’t stand. For example, I wanted to refrain from heavy eyeliner on the lower lid for the ceremony, given that we were going with the softer tones theme, and given that I hate lipstick, I only agreed to move forward with lighted lip shades for most of the wedding events. You want a makeup/hair artist who believes in what you do and don’t like, and doesn’t only try to impose his or her views. Your bridal makeup artist also needs to know exactly what hiccups to expect when getting ready for your wedding events, and that’s exactly what Vidya addressed during our consultation meeting. During the consultation, Vidya and I discussed how my dupattas would be draped and we ran through how every single piece of jewelry would be worn for each event. The meeting was time consuming, yet so informative and it kept us on the same page the weekend of the wedding.
 
We initially were worried about identifying and communicating with the vendors in Dallas, because we both lived in Washington, DC. Luckily, we had the absolute best wedding planner, Christina Thomas at Elaan Events, to help navigate us through the process. She was able to give us multiple options within our budget for each vendor, and made sure we were 100% happy with each one before proceeding onto the next matter. It has now been three months since the wedding took place, and we can look back with certainty that each was the best choice.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Pink. My bridal lehanga was destined to be a shade of pink since god knows when. Walking into Om Parkash Jawahar Lal in Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, and seeing all of the endless options of dazzling lehengas, something clicked and I knew that even though this was the first shop we were visiting, it would be the last and my lehenga would have to come from here. Luckily, my parents and aunts had already done their homework by visiting this shop prior to me even landing in New Delhi, so that made me feel even more comfortable with sticking to Om Parkash Jawahar Lal...which I highly recommend, brides!
 
Given that pink was non-negotiable, and that we wanted the ceremony to be pastel themed, accenting my lehenga with sea green was the perfect choice, especially since my husband loves the color green and was happy to find a sea green sherwani with light pink accents to compliment my outfit.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Hands down the food and cake tastings were the most enjoyable parts of the planning process. Is it possible that amidst the minutiae of wedding planning and logistics, anything could have been more enjoyable than being fed a variety of scrumptious appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and then making decisions with our stomachs instead of our minds? Although I’ve got to say, pinning wedding outfits and henna designs to my Pinterest boards, which I’d share with my mother and mother-in-law to get their input, was also exciting and not stressful, so I’d consider this a close second.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The Ceremony! One would think that a late morning ceremony, on the terrace of the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, with perfect weather that wasn’t too hot or cold, with absolutely stunning soft pastel decor would have been what made the ceremony so memorable. But, all of that ended up being sides to the entree, that was the priest, Panditji Pattabhirama Krishna Jois. The guests were blown away by the fact that our traditional Hindu priest not only spoke in excellent English and was able to easily explain every step, but also that he was funny and engaging to a point where he felt as though he was an emcee. Many of our guests had not been to a traditional desi wedding before, and instead of sitting there bored and confused for an hour, they were entertained and were able to feel like they were part of all of the rituals.
 
Long story short, the engaging ceremony coupled with the perfect environment/vibe is something our guests have not stopped talking about.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I feel like every bride, who has her wedding fresh in her mind, has all kinds of knowledge they want to impart on all brides-to-be. Here are my two cents:
 
1) Enjoy the engagement period for at least the first 1-2 months before you dive into planning mode. You really want to take that time to just be on cloud nine before you become occupied with dates, locations, and the endless wedding related decisions to be made.
 
2) The wedding planning process is like running a marathon. Don’t sprint!! Sticking to deadlines is essential, which your planner will guide you on. But don’t try to do everything at once. During this process, remember to keep an open dialogue with your fiance! Your partner needs to be a part of the conversations. Remember, it’s not just your marathon!
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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Red Lotus Artistry | Cinematographer: Vibe Films | Sangeet / Ceremony / Reception Venue: Renaissance Dallas | Planning & Design: Elaan Events | Floral & Decor: Alpha Décor | Catering: Desi District | Catering: Peacock Plano | Bridal Fashions: Om Prakash Jawahar Lal | Cake & Treats: Frosted by Neema | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Kaagaz | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs | Photo Booth: Abbeniel Photo Studio | Transportation: Prime Limo | Photography: Vek Photo


Chicago, IL Indian Wedding by Rahul Rana Photography

Darlings, don't miss Roshani & Parshva's long-awaited wedding bash in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
My husband and I met when we were in high school, but we didn't start dating until after college. We talked every so often but since we went to different universities we didn't see each other much until we moved back home. I think I knew he was "the one" after our first "official" date. We had already become very close as friends so taking our relationship to the next level was a very natural transition.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I knew my husband was going to propose some time in 2018, I just wasn't sure when. That is, until he walked into my house at 7:30am on a Saturday wearing a dress shirt and blazer. That kinda gave it away. He took me to Navy Pier and proposed in the ferris wheel when we got to the top. Even though I knew it was coming, I still couldn't stop myself from crying my eyes out. Our proposal was private, but we met up with our family and friends afterwards to celebrate. It was one of the happiest days 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.
We had a lot of help from our family. We both have sisters and cousins who were so helpful when it came to finding the perfect venue, vendors, and decor theme. We were also determined to stick to our budget as much as we could. My husband was extremely helpful with this as he is very organized when it comes to planning and finances. Things can get crazy and add up with all of the events, vendors, gifts, etc. but he had this awesome spreadsheet that he used to keep track of it all.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew from the beginning that I didn't want to wear red. I saw an outfit online that was made by an Indian designer and I fell in love. I was able to find another designer through Instagram who could re-create any Indian outfit and decided to give them a chance. They were my first stop when I went to Mumbai. I actually didn't look at any other bridal outfits while I was in India, I knew what I wanted and I had to have it. I'm so happy with the decision I made and how my outfit turned out.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The food tastings! We loved sampling all of the different items and creating a menu of our favorites.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The entertainment. We are so lucky to have family and friends who went above and beyond with emceeing, performances, and speeches.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There so many that come to mind, but the one that sticks out most is our first dance together as husband and wife. Everything about that moment was perfect.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the planning process and delegate! You spend about a year planning your wedding and even though it can feel stressful at times it will be over before you know it. It's important to take things one day at a time and ask your family and friends for help when you need it. This will make the whole process go smoother and your loved ones will also be happy that they were able to be a part of your big day.

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Photography: Rahul Rana Photography | Venue: Pearl Banquets | Planning & Design: Elegance Decor | Floral & Decor: Elegance Decor | Hair & Makeup: Antonette White | Catering: India House | DJ: DJ iLLEST | Baraat: DJ iLLEST | Bridal Fashions: Aynaa | Cake & Treats: The Baking Institute | Cinematography: R.E.M. | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Rolex | Groom's Outfit: Aynaa


Ontario, Canada Sikh Fusion Wedding by L'Atelier Lumière International

Good morning, darlings! Don't miss Gurlynn & Rahim's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Photography: L'Atelier Lumière International Photographie | Sikh Ceremony Venue: The Country Club | Ismaili Ceremony & Reception Venue: Embassy Grand Convention Center | Planning & Design: Biji Planners | Floral & Decor: Pink Petals | Event Decor: Opulent Event Design | Makeup (Bride's Sister and Mom): M4Makeup | Cake & Treats: Fine Cakes by Zehra | Cinematography: Goody Cambay Films | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: RM Invitations | Rentals: Xclusive Designs | Bride & Bridesmaids Fashion (Reception): Soltee UK | Entertainment: Bix Co. Blog | Rentals & Decor: Gatsby Event Rentals | Tent Rentals: Caledon Tents | Wall Draping: Wall to Wall Draping Ltd | Limo / RR: Allure Limo | Floor Wraps: Four Wraps | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya | Sangeet & Sikh Wedding Dhol: Amar Sahiba | Sangeet Pre-Snacks & Sikh Wedding Catering: Lahore Tikka House | Sangeet Pre-Snacks & Sikh Wedding Catering: Punjabi by Nature | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Bartending & Rentals: Stir n Flair | Entertainment: Kulkats | His and Her Sangeet: Mongas UK | Her Reception Outfit: Solokshna Monga | His Reception Outfit: Saren Kholi Label | Sikh Wedding & Reception Jewelry: Anayah Jewelry | Makeup: Sabrina X Makeup | Hair: Bella Flair | Turban Tying: Tie my Turban | Sangeet Venue: Grand Empire


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


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