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At Maharani Weddings, we believe that every bride deserves the fairytale wedding of her dreams! Here at MaharaniWeddings.com you will find glittering seeds of inspiration for every aspect of your upcoming wedding. In addition to profiling some of the most spectacular Indian weddings from around the globe through interviews, pictures, and videos, we also hand-pick and share a list of the best Indian wedding vendors in our Maharani Weddings Platinum Guide. From event planners to photographers, dj's, florists, cinematographers, makeup artists, mehndi artists, you name it... you’ll find connections to every resource you could ever need for all your wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

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Pearl River, NY Indian Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Maharanis, Shivani & Kailash's lovely wedding! It is now live on today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Azure Couture Event Stationery | Hair & Makeup: StyleBySmita | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Ceremony Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Reception Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Catering: Adyar Ananda Bhavan | Catering: Benares Caterers | DJ: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Baraat: Echo Lake Stables | Bridal Fashions: House of Raina | Bridal Fashions: Shyamal & Bhumika | Bridal Fashions: Wellgroomed Designs Inc | Bridal Fashions: Phera | Bridal Fashions: Anita Dongre | Bridal Jewelry: Dana Walden Jewelry | Bridal Jewelry: ReeMat Designs | Cake & Treats: A Little Cake | Cinematography: My Wedding Maker | Event Designer: One Events Management | Favors: Etsy | Lighting: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Registry: Zola Wedding Registry | Rentals: Alan Party Rentals | Tuxedos: Suitsupply


Somerset, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Join us while we unveil Shruthi & Joffie's Indian fusion wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met JJ when I was visiting one of my friends in Philadelphia. I knew he was the one very early on in our relationship. I remember falling in love with how genuine, kindhearted, and God fearing he was. I think the moment I knew I would marry him was when I was having a bad day and lashed out at him and he responded to me by asking if he could pray with me. I still remember all the anger/sadness melted away in that moment, and was replaced with peace. I knew that God brought this man into my life in that moment and that he had a plan for us. JJ does that to this day, he grounds me, is the person I lean on, and can count on the most. I truly feel blessed to have married my best friend!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Anybody who knows me, knows that I am a hard person to surprise, however leave it to JJ to pull off the best surprise. I was attending my friends wedding in South Jersey and was staying at the hotel there after the wedding Saturday night. The next morning some of us had breakfast at the hotel and my siblings/one of my friends tricked me into going to this friend's hotel room to get something. Little did I know that I was headed to the start of my proposal. I walked to the door and saw an envelope with my name written on it taped to the door and responded hey look its my name. I just thought it was a coincidence and it took me a minute or two to register what was going on. I turned and saw my sister with her phone out and finally realized what was going on. She told me to open the door. I was completely surprised and still in shock but begin to open the door. Once I opened the door, I saw a room filled with rose gold balloons with pictures and messages attached to the bottom, and one of my best friends hiding in the room. There was a card with an envelope waiting for me on the bed. In it was a sweet note from JJ telling me to get ready and meet him where it all began. My sister had sneakily packed a dress, heels, and my jewelry for me. I got ready and was driven to the Philadelphia Art Museum which is where JJ had asked me to be his girlfriend five years ago. I was brought to the back where the gazebo was and saw him waiting for me. He met me and walked me towards the beautifully decorated gazebo where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! Afterwards, we met our closest family and friends at a restaurant to celebrate.

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.
Planning the wedding was difficult due to Covid-19. We had a majority of our wedding planned out prior to Covid hitting however a lot of things came to a stand still. The most difficult thing about planning or having a wedding during Covid was the uncertainty. I remember we couldn't send out invitations until 1-2 months prior to our wedding because there was changing guidelines on the amount of guests we were allowed. We had to send evites rather than physical invites due to the time constraint. We had to adjust our guest list to half the number, and a lot of our family from other states were not able to attend. We hired a live stream vendor (sumodjacobphotography) in order to share our special day with those who could not attend. Sumod did an amazing job! We were truly so lucky to have amazing vendors that worked with us during Covid. Arfana Jasar, my hair and makeup artist, made me feel so comfortable while doing my make up. She wore a mask, gloves and got tested prior to my wedding. She executed my natural hair and makeup look that I wanted so beautifully! My florist and decorator, Sarah (Loza events) adjusted all my decor from outdoors to indoor the week before my wedding (Governor Murphy of NJ had just announced that we could have indoor events with limited capacity starting the weekend of my wedding) and she captured my vision perfectly. I still remember being in awe of all the decor walking out after being announced as husband and wife for the first time at our reception. WestxEast, the company that created my custom bridesmaids outfits ensured that my bridesmaids outfits were made during lockdown and reached me from India prior to my wedding. I absolutely loved how my bridesmaids outfits turned out, they were so classy and stunning! Our event coordinators from Eventify (Aji and Neethu) sat on many long calls with us hammering out details and last minute changes and were on top of making sure everything/everyone complied with Covid protocols and that things ran smoothly. Our photographer (Priyanca Rao), videographer (Urmil Dalal) and DJ/MC (MVP DJS) made us feel so comfortable our whole wedding day and made it feel like a normal event during a time when things didnt. They helped us to forget about Covid for a day and helped add to our special day so much. Although the planning process due to Covid was pretty stressful, JJ and I were able to have the best wedding due to our family and our amazing vendors.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All our guests came up to us to thank us for helping them safe at our wedding. We complied with all the Covid protocols with tables being 6ft or more apart, having guests wear masks, and having hand sanitizer at each table. Our wedding was one of the first events that many of our guests came out of lockdown for and many people were nervous at being at a large event. However after attending the wedding, all our guests made it a point to come tell us that they felt safe and thanked us for ensuring that. We were extremely thankful that nobody contracted Covid at our wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment in my wedding that constantly replays in my mind is the first look we did prior to our wedding. We met at our venue at the gazebo in the back prior to our wedding ceremony. I still remember feeling so overwhelmed with emotion walking towards him waiting for me in the gazebo and the small on his face when he turned around and saw me. He started to tear up and hugged me so tight. We then proceeded to pray together and thank God for bringing us together This moment was just for us and it was so special. Our photographer Priyanca Rao did an amazing job capturing this moment.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
After planning my wedding, the biggest piece of advice I would give to other brides is to choose vendors who you connect really well with and who are genuine. I have to say my vendors went above and beyond during a very difficult time and that ensured that we were able to enjoy our special day.

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Hair & Makeup: Arfana Jasar | Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Venue: The Marigold | Planning & Design: Eventify | Floral & Decor: Loza Events | Catering: Chand Palace | DJ: MVP DJs | DJ: DJ Rewind NYC | Bridal Fashion- White Gown: Enaura Bridal | Dessert: Chand Palace | Cinematography: Suvern Studios | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Zola/Paperless Post | Transportation: Express Coach Limousine Service | Groom's Outfit: Robbie & Co | Accomodations: AC Hotel Bridgewater | Bridesmaid’s Outfits: WestxEast | Groomsmen's Outfits: Robbie & Co | Bridesmaid’s Hair & Makeup: Glamorous by Juanita | Wedding Dress Atelier: Jaehee Bridal | Cinematography: Urmil Dalal Studios | Livestream: Sumod Jacob Photography | Wedding Cake: Sweet Passion Cakery


Fayetteville, NC Indian Wedding by Bhowmik Dave Photography

Good morning ladies. Today's wedding is Prathna and Tirth's covid friendly affair. Bhowmik Dave Photography tells us their unique wedding story through an impressive photo album these two will cherish forever and help them relive the best time of their lives again and again. Their Indian wedding was a series of lovely events that burst with creativity and personality. They chose to celebrate a Sangeet function at the wonderful Embassy Suites by Hilton Fayetteville. Here the festive party included memorable dance performances, vibrant lehengas, dandiya sticks, and rainbow decorations. There is no doubt it was full of happiness and enjoyment. Let's talk a bit about their beautiful Hindu wedding ceremony. They tied the knot at exclusive Embassy Suites by Hilton Fayetteville, who one more time provided the right size ballroom for the "I dos"! Pramukh Mandapam created a stunning setting that featured a large round mandap structure surrounded by impressive pillars, hanging fresh blooms, and foliage. At the same time, white and gold sparkly drapery glam up space. Just the perfect spot to go from "single" to "married"! The bride's style was phenomenal, bold, and colorful. Prathna donned an intricately floral embroidered lehenga skirt perfectly paired with a green blouse and crowned her special outfit with a floral bun. I especially adore the regal touch of the bridal trousseau, an exquisite heavy set of bangles, tika, nose ring, and a chocker that will leave you in absolute awe!  All family and friends completed their guest's attires with a face mask and party the night away after the ceremony with the excellent music of DJ Rang, who ensured everyone had a fantastic night. Despite all the restrictions, I love how that didn't stop Prathna and Tirth from having a good time. It looks like so much fun. Don't forget to see every image of this lovely soiree in our complete gallery captured by Bhowmik Dave Photography.

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Love never stops ladies, so we have our next story ready to be unveil tomorrow! See you.

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Somerset, NJ South Indian Wedding by Jayesh Production

Good morning, Maharanis! Don't miss Rohini & Krishna's wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our marriage was arranged. We found each other's profiles on WhatsApp and requested for additional details. Once our horescopes matched and we knew we could proceed talking, we exchanged numbers. We started talking in Feb, saw each other for the first time on Valentine's Day and quickly after got engaged. We were supposed to get married in May in India, but due to the pandemic, we pushed our wedding to November and got married in the US. Just by talking to each other, we fell in love and after seeing each other, we felt the spark!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
No proposal story as our wedding was arranged :)

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.
Initally we planned on having the wedding in India, so when we suddenly decided to have it in the US, I had to use Google as my best friend to look up different venues. My older brother suggested we look at the Marigold and after doing so, we fell in love with the venue. For the remaining, we took help from our venue for preferred vendors and finished the search on Instagram!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that I always wanted to be traditional, not just in the outfit, but also in the colors. My wedding saree was maroon and gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our original wedding was supposed to happen in India, but because of COVID, we decided to get married in the U.S. My father-in-law and mother-in-law and grandparents flew from India to attend the wedding and because we were performing most of the ceremonies at my house, both families spent a lot of time planning the event together and executing it in the same place. We are probably one of the few people who can say we attended each other's pre-wedding ceremonies!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
After the wedding, our guests came back to us to tell us that they enjoyed the Indian food, social distancing (welcome to COVID weddings!), the live video (all our family who could not make the wedding in India due to COVID), and how traditional our wedding was especially because we were performing the ceremony in the U.S.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
In the Hindu culture, the bride and groom do not see each other on the day of the wedding until the Muhurtham time, ours was at 9:09 AM. At that time the thera between the bride and groom comes down for us to look at each other for the first time. The moment that constantly plays in my mind is when the thera comes down, I could not help but smile and almost tear up imagining that at that moment, I was going to spend the rest of my life with the man in front of me.

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 five-day South Indian Hindu ceremony. Day one consisted of me getting my Mehandi done. Day two consisted of getting both Krishna and I ready to become the groom and bride by getting us dressed in wedding clothes after the Mangala Snaanam. Day three consisted of the Krishna performing the Snathakam ceremony and I performing the Ankurarpana ceremony. That evening, we both the families sat across from each other for our Vara Pooja. At last, day four was our wedding! Following our wedding, day five, we ended the happy occasion by performing the Satyanarayana Pooja. All events, aside from our wedding, were done at home due to the COVID situation. We celebrated our wedding with a small intimate gathering of our closest friends and family.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
All the small details will fall into place by the time of the wedding. Relax and enjoy the wedding day.

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Photography: Jayesh Production | Hair & Makeup: Looks by Jassi | Ceremony Venue: The Marigold | Reception Venue: The Marigold | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Catering: Chand Palace | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Riddhi | Nails: Four Seasons Nails


Oak Brook, IL Styled Shoot by Jermaine Horton Photography

We are happy to bring some mid-week wedding inspiration, Maharanis! Madison Elyse Events planned the prettiest styled wedding shoot, and the results are just amazing! The creative event designer's original vision was developed inside the fascinating Drury Lane Theatre. Here, the intricate décor setups by One Look Events, the linens to the three tier cake designed by Delish Cakes served to bring that designer's vision to life. This inspiring ambiance will help your imagination run wild and boost your inspiration to create your own version of this lovely wedding theme! We also have the first look photoshoot, captured by the talented Jermaine Horton Photography. Peruse through the styled snaps; I guarantee you every image will offer a wealth of ideas for hair, makeup, and mehndi for any bride-to-be. In case you are wondering, Mygrcreations provided the stylish bridal look; what a great elegance and beauty combo. Make sure to take a look at this magical Hindu wedding inspiration gallery that is glittering gold!

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More endless possibilities behind the best Indian wedding celebrations,tomorro! Make sure to take a look.

 
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Photography: Jermaine Horton Photography | Model: Sanya Ali | Model: Sriram Parthasarathy | Best Man Model: Hiren Topiwala | Grom Attire: Saris and Things | Venue: Drury Lane Theatre | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Madison Elyse Events | Designer: Madison Elyse Events | Floral & Decor: One Look Events | Hair & Makeup: Mygrcreations | DJ: Hiren Topiwala | Bridal Fashions: House of Faiza | Cake & Treats: Delish Cakes | Event Designer: Madison Elyse Events - Qiana Turner | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Vivid Designs | Mehndi Artist: Mygrcreations | Rentals: Ganesha - Rangoli Decor | Specialty Tables / Chairs & Candelabra: Platinum Affairs Rentals | Baraat Horse: Maharaja Farms


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