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Rockwall, TX Indian Wedding by Epique Cinema

Dive into today's Platinum Guide Blog to unfold the charming details of Manjari & Sankar's wedding.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our story starts in the spring of 2020. I realized I was ready to quit the dating apps and figured I would swipe right on one last person before deleting Hinge. I sent Sankar alike based on one of his icebreakers regarding cooking that included a swipe at Gordon Ramsay. Now, the description was admittedly corny and cringe. But hey, look at us now. From there started a never-ending conversation filled with sarcasm, gif wars, and one too many dad jokes. A few weeks later, we decided to meet at White Rock Lake's dog park, an open setting, as a precaution during the pandemic. I was more keen to meet Sankar's two dogs, Chance and Bella, than him. Well turns out dogs were more than welcome, but not needed as the conversation flowed seamlessly with endless laughter. I asked Sankar out for another date the following weekend, and the rest is history. He makes me laugh every day, even when the mundane routine has set in. He makes the ordinary feel exciting!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
With the help of some of Manjari's closest childhood friends, Sankar planned an entire act involving getting Manjari out of the house by a certain time to meet her friends. Sankar, our families, and closest friends decorated Manjari's parent's house and backyard in record time. Once all was set, Manjari was dropped off at her house, where she walked into a surprise of one of our favorite songs playing, pictures of us, and a trail of red roses leading to the backyard, where Sankar popped the question with Chance and Bella.

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.
It took a village to plan this wedding, and there is no way I could have done it without my family and close friends! Sankar and I knew we wanted a big Indian wedding in Dallas to celebrate with all of our relatives and friends. We wanted our wedding to honor our Tamil familial traditions and ensure our guests had a phenomenal time. I do want to take this time to give a shoutout to our incredible team of vendors who guided us through the planning process to figure out our vision and bring it to life:

Catering: Malgudi Garden @malgudigarden
Decor: Elegant Affairs @elegantaffairdfw
DJ: DJ Tej Bhatia @djtej
HAMU (Bride): Ms Painted Lady @mspaintedlady
HAMU (Mothers): Glam Studio By Anshu @glamstudiobyanshu
Henna Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs Dallas @sheetals_henna_designs_dallas
LED Screens: DJ Jazz Entertainment @djjazzentertainment
Photo and Video: Epique Cinema @epiquecinema
Sari Draping: Pattu Pleats By Akila @pattupleatsbyakila
Venue: Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
Wedding Planner and Coordinator: Navi K Productions @navikproductions

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Leaning into tradition, the wedding ceremony required me to wear two saris: a 6-yard sari and a 9-yard sari (madisar). I envisioned a mix of modern and traditional Tamil bride looks and knew I had to wear a kanjivaram silk sari. Traditionally, these saris are hand-woven and originate from a small town in India called Kanchipuram. It can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks to weave one sari. It was imperative for me to purchase my saris from local textile co-ops that continue to uplift weavers and craftspeople. While I did not have a particular color in mind, I wanted my saris to have specific motifs representing my heritage. To me, these saris are timeless elegance. One of my proudest moments was carrying my cultural heritage with me down the aisle.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would have to say it is seeing our vision come to life. We spent a lot of time and effort choosing small details to have our wedding represent us, our heritage, and our appreciation to our loved ones. Finally seeing it come together on the day of was unreal!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We focused on the top three things that any guest cares about at a wedding: food, drinks, and vibes. We ensured that the food and drinks were not only delicious but provided variety as well, like our dosa and street chaat stations. At our reception, we had a 360 video booth and a live jazz band to keep our guests entertained. We wanted our guests to know how much we appreciated them, so writing personalized thank you cards was the best way for us to show them. Hands down, that was the favorite part of our guests!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Wedding planning can be very stressful at times. Make sure you take time to recharge and take care of yourself first - whatever task there is, it can wait :)
2. Planning comes with decision fatigue. Figure out early on what matters to you the most and spend your energy there. Delegate the items that are lower on your priority list
3. Enjoy the small moments along the way!

Darlings, this celebration expressed cultural pride and joyous love for the union of two souls.

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Draping/Styling: Pattupleats | Venue: Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront | Planning & Design: Navik Productions | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs | Bride's Hair & Makeup: Ms. Painted Lady | Mother's Hair & Makeup: Glam Studio By Anshu | Catering: Malgudi Garden | DJ: DJ Tej | LED Screens: DJ Jazz Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna | Photography / Cinematography: Epique Cinema


Carlsbad, CA Indian Wedding by Bruno Rezza

Hello, sweeties! Today, we whisk you away to the enchanting nuptials of Neha & Karan at the luxurious Park Hyatt Aviara, where every moment echoes their profound love. Crafted perfectly by Electric Karma Intl., their wedding was a symphony of color and elegance. It was punctuated by the glorious floral arrangements from Three Petals Design that transformed the venue into a veritable garden of Eden. As the sun dipped below the horizon, Neha, our radiant bride, stepped out like a vision in her exquisitely embellished lehenga. Her beauty was further enhanced by the artful touch of Ms Painted Lady, ensuring every eye was locked on her as she made her grand entrance. Through the lens of Bruno Rezza, each tender look shared between Neha & Karan was immortalized, capturing the essence of their joyful celebration and the unspoken promises of a lifetime. The evening buzzed with emotion, from heartfelt toasts that tugged at the heartstrings to a dance floor alive with energy, where friends and family reveled in the joy of the newlyweds’ union. Let this tale of love inspire you, and remember, every wedding has a story waiting to be told—perhaps the next one could be yours.

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May this enchanting celebration inspire your fairy-tale wedding, a beautiful, timeless journey.

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Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Weddings | Planning & Design: Electric Karma Intl. | Floral & Decor: Three Petals Design | Hair & Makeup: Ms. Painted Lady | Catering: Natraj Restaurants & Catering | DJ + Production: 3D Sounds | DJ: Amit K | DJ: Premier Entertainment | DJ: DJ Insomnia | Cinematography: White Rose Production | Mehndi Artist: Gopi Henna | Mehndi Artist: Henna San Diego | Photography: Bruno Rezza


Costa Mesa, CA Indian Wedding by Iffa's Images

In the heart of summer, under the glowing sun, Nafisa & Rizwan vowed to spend their lifetimes together, surrounded by the elegant charms of the Hilton Costa Mesa. Orchestrated beautifully by Events By Tejal, every moment of their special day was a breathtaking affair that seemed like it had leaped straight from the pages of a romantic novel. Chez Rose Floral Design transformed the venue into a garden of dreams with lush, vibrant blooms that cascaded around every corner, creating a picturesque backdrop that was nothing short of magical. As the day unfolded, Nafisa, adorned with exquisite Mehndi designs by Artistry by Ayesha, looked radiant, her beauty enhanced by the meticulous artistry of  Artistry By Denise. Iffa's Images captured each smile and loving glance flawlessly, ensuring that the sweet memories of their joyous union would be cherished forever. As you gaze upon the stunning images and details from Nafisa & Rizwan's wedding, allow yourself to be transported into their story of eternal love and celebration. We invite all our darlings to revel in the romance and elegance of their day, reminding each of you of the magic of true love. Enjoy their story!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

My husband and I met on a dating app (Hinge). He thought of me as "the one" sooner than I did. I needed a little bit more time to be convinced. My husband is the embodiment of "slow and steady wins the race." Over time, I learned more about his caring nature and his willingness to always be there for me, no matter the circumstances. I was in the process of moving across the country for my career when I met him. In traditional Desi culture, it is always expected for women to move for a man in furtherance of their life goals. But my husband surprised me by his willingness to move with me in pursuit of my dreams.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

We both come from very traditional Muslim families, so when we first met, I laid out the expectation that if we were to continue our relationship, I wanted it to be serious and in the path for marriage. My husband didn't propose to me in the traditional sense, but very early in our relationship he made me a promise that his birthday present to me would be to make us a "forever thing."

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 was always the bridesmaid and never the bride. But I was always obsessed with fairytales and romance. I loved Disney movies and rom coms. This laid out inspiration for all of my wedding event themes. In the end I had 17 bridesmaids and each of my wedding events were centered around a different Disney movie.

Engagement - The Little Mermaid

Bridal Shower - Hercules

Sangeet - Tangled

Legal Wedding Ceremony - Snow White

Mehndi - Aladdin

Nikkah - Beauty and the Beast

Reception - Cinderella

I had the privilege of working with some amazing vendors in the Southern California area who brought my fairytale to life. Some of these vendors include Events by Tejal, Artistry by Denise, Iffatara's Images, AlanVPhotos, Frontier Heritage, Binno Jewels, Vitha Fashions, Sonu Company, Chez Florals, Patty's Cake, and Verdant Productions.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

My sister, who got married before me, got her bridal lengha at Fronteir Heritage in Artesia, CA. We really liked working with their designers and team. We wanted to go back to their store for my lengha because I knew I could trust their team. I wanted each of my wedding outfits, but especially my bridal lengha to match the theme. I wanted this dress to look like Cinderella's classic ball gown. The color of course, is a little harder to pin down. My mom ultimately helped me choose the color. No one knows what looks best on you like your mom. She had a vision even before I met my husband that I should get married in silver because she believed it would look the best on me. I tried on some pale blue and white dresses as well, but ultimately chose silver at the end.

My in-laws chose and gifted my Nikkah saree, and since my reception look was going to be more modern, I wanted a classic South Indian look for the Nikkah. I still wanted the outfit to be on theme so we went with mostly yellow gold for the base of the saree. I felt that the look was still very traditional with a unique twist.

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

I loved coming up with inspiration images and I spent hours scrolling Pinterest and re-watching my favorite movies. I always knew that I would probably end up theming my wedding events this way, so I had a very clear vision of what I wanted before I even got engaged.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

I think they really like how dedicated I was to a theme. Each event was a unique experience with a unique color scheme and elements from the movie.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

I knew I wanted to do something really different for our grand exit at our reception. In the Cinderella movie, there is a scene where she is in a room filled with bubbles. I used bubble machines and had our guests blow bubbles for our grand exit. I also loved taking pictures at the Sherman Library and Gardens at Corona Del Mar prior to our reception. The atmosphere created a wonderful, dreamy feeling.

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.

Our families and friends played a huge role in helping turn our dreams into reality. They were with us for every step of the planning process. I can be a bit stubborn, but it really helped to have feedback. My husband was also very involved with the planning process. He was happy to let me have my Disney themed weddings, but he added a lot of touches that reflected his passions as well. He likes classic movies and his reception outfit was inspired by Casa Blanca. He is an avid golf lover, and at our Aladdin-themed Mehndi, we had a mini golf game set up for the guests with little characters from the movie at each of the holes. Infusing his interests into our wedding made the wedding feel very unique and special to us. I can confidently say that we gave our guests a very distinctive experience.

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

I am actually a very indecisive person, so if I didn't have such clear themes, it would have been really hard for me to choose a theme or color palette for all of my wedding events. I may have even had regrets about what I chose. I think having a clear direction helps with choices.

I would also say that brides should always buy backups of anything they order online, especially for things like jewelry. And especially if these items are being shipped from overseas.

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

From my own wedding experience plus those of others close to me, no one really eats cake at a desi wedding and there is often a lot leftover when guests have the option to choose between different desserts. We got sheet cake for our guests and had a special custom smaller cake for us to cut. My husband and I both love cake and this way we had a cake flavor we knew we were really going to enjoy, while being able to serve more of a safer crowd favorite to our guests.

We hope this enchanting celebration inspires you to craft a unique day as special as their love story.

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Ceremony Venue: Hilton Costa Mesa | Planning & Design: Events By Tejal | Floral & Decor: Chez Rose Floral Design | Hair & Makeup: Artistry By Denise | Catering: Noorani Halal Restaurant | DJ: DJ Lady | Cake & Treats: Patty's Cake | Cinematography: Verdant Productions | Mehndi Artist: Artistry by Ayesha | Photo Boot: 360 Bliss | Photographer: Iffa's Images


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Joey Wallace Photography

Sweeties! Shilpa & Arvind wedding stole our hearts! check our Platinum Guide Blog.

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Join us again for more tales of union and elegance; each celebration is a testament to timeless love.

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Catering: Cafe Bombay Restaurant and Catering | Photography: Joey Wallace Photography | Venue: The Whitley Hotel | Planning & Design: Desai Designs (Ushma Desai) | Floral & Decor: Jim White Designs | Draping/Styling & Mehndi Artist: Nikki Karimi


Greenwich, CT Indian Wedding by Nebu Photography

Today, we have the absolute pleasure of sharing the enchanting tale of Kritika & Ben's wedding at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Greenwich. The event was flawlessly organized by Eventify Management Group LLC, ensuring every detail was executed perfectly. Kritika dazzled in her exquisite ensemble, her beauty further enhanced by the talented hands of Glamorous by JuanitaFlorista Decor transformed the venue into a floral wonderland, whose meticulous arrangements of vibrant marigolds and delicate roses created a breathtaking atmosphere. These lush, fragrant blooms, interwoven with intricate designs, perfectly captured the essence of a traditional South Asian wedding with a modern twist. Moghul Catering served various delectable dishes that delighted every palate. The fantastic team at Nebu Photography captured every precious glance and heartfelt smile with stunning artistry. The celebration continued into the night, with DNA Sounds Entertainment setting the dance floor ablaze, ensuring guests danced the night away. Don't miss it!

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Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Greenwich | Planning & Design: Eventify Management Group LLC | Hair & Makeup: Glamorous by Juanita | Catering: Moghul Catering | DJ: DNA Sounds Entertainment | Photography & Cinematography: Nebu Photography


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