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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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Macon, GA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Good morning, ladies! We hope you are ready to dive into a new love story because Juhi & Sharad's wedding festivities come packed with lots of emotions and inspiring ideas! So, let's jump right into it! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at a Garba Ceremony that was off the charts! This pre-wedding event was full of tradition, colors, fun, and merriment, and we have to say that we loved every bit of it! The multicolored ornaments, the traditional flair, and the joyful environment that surrounded this event were a perfect way to kick off with the wedding festivities! Our gorgeous Juhi attended this Garba Ceremony looking flawless dressed in her bright blue lengha incorporating golden embroidery and rocking a fantastic makeup designed by My Type Of Makeup. Sharad did not stay behind and wore an elegant Sherwani in the same color palette that his wife-to-be! And you know that we are number one fans of matching outfits! If you want to take a closer look at this vibrant pre-wedding event, you don't want to miss the fantastic shots and the blockbuster video, both captured by Peter Nguyen Studio! So head into our gallery and get ready to be impressed!

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If you enjoyed this pre-wedding event, you don't want to miss the upcoming wedding ceremony! So stick around for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Floral & Decor: Red Umbrella | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Ceremony Venue: Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Planning & Design (Reception): Nika Events | Floral & Decor (Reception): Synx Events | Hair & Makeup (Grah Shanti & Mehendi): Pink Pearl Artistry | Makeup (Garba & Wedding): My Type Of Makeup | Catering (Wedding): Umiya Mataji Mandir | Catering (Reception): Natraj Catering and Restaurants | DJ (Wedding): Encore Event Djs | Cake & Treats: SoCal Creative Kitchen & Co | Lighting (Wedding): Encore Event Djs


Jersey City, NJ Indian Wedding by PhotosMadeEz

Hello, beautiful Maharanis! A new day, a new charming and inspiring story coming your way. And this is one you are going to love! Your heart will explode with joy while your mind reaches inspirational levels never experienced before by just taking a look at Arshia & Neil's wedding celebration! If you are up for this adventure, let's jump right into it! We are starting this story, with a colorful and vibrant Garba Ceremony held inside the halls of the exclusive and striking Liberty House Restaurant and Events. This fantastic pre-wedding ceremony was so impressive that you cannot help to feel cheerful and have a smile on your face by just contemplating this vibrant and colorful event. Elegant Affairs managed to amaze everyone with vivid and multicolored ornaments, that created a magical scene suitable for all the dances, chants and the feast that took place during the whole evening. We also want to make a big shoutout to Dipti Desai for the artistic and fantastic Mehndi design created for our beautiful Maharani. It was amazing! Without any question, this was an evening that everyone enjoyed. The color combination, the magical atmosphere, and the love of this young couple created such romantic scenes that we cannot get enough. And thanks to PhotosMadeEz we can take a peek to this traditional pre-wedding ceremony, just as if we were there. If you don’t want to miss any detail of this Garba Ceremony, don't forget to visit today's gallery. You are going to love it!

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There are more inspiring ideas coming your way, so stay close if you don't want to miss them!

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Photography: PhotosMadeEz | Cinematography: PhotosMadeEz | Planning & Design: Tum Hi Ho Events | Garba Venue: Liberty House Restaurant and Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Jersey City Hyatt | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs | Hair & Makeup: KC Makeup by Karuna Chani | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Baraat Horse: Caliber Farms | Cake & Treats: Carlo's Bakery | Mehndi Artists: Dipti Desai


Ontario, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Good Morning, Maharanis! It is a pleasure to bring you an insight into the wedding celebration of Purvi & Vishal. This is an event that you are definitely going to love! To start, we wanted to make you feel part of the fun-loving and colorful Garba that was held at the imposing DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport. We are blown away by the decoration and the colors that B Unique & Elegant selected for this event and how well they complement each other to create a captivating, romantic and fun atmosphere. However, it was the presence, love, and joy of Purvi & Vishal that stole the scene. Our beautiful Maharani wore an elegant and stylish teal lengha with golden accents that matched perfectly with the attire chosen by Vishal. And you know how much we love when we see the couples wearing matching outfits! And what about the impressive makeup and hairstyle that Purvi was rocking. She looks breathtaking thanks to the stylish and exquisite makeup selection by Bridal By Nisha. The nude colors combined with the refined and classy hairstyle enhanced the delicate and natural beauty of our lovely Maharani and makes her look like a goddess. And if you were thinking that the photos were already amazing on their own, wait until you take a look at the film created by Peter Nguyen Studio feature on our Video Blog, it is the perfect complement for this top of the line session. So, get ready to enjoy this colorful gallery that we have prepared or you. You are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We were introduced to each other by his sister. He got my phone number and we talked for 7 hours that night. The next day he booked a flight out to meet me and from that connection from our first date, we knew it was meant to be. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Vishal told me he was on call at the hospital so I would not call him and my best friend, Tamanna, told me she needed girl time so she wanted to hang out with me and do brunch in the morning. Vishal then took a late night flight out to California and spent the night at a hotel in Orange County. In the morning, he bought flowers and laid them out in the shape of a heart on Crystal Cove beach. My friend then took me to the brunch spot on the beach and I see Vishal out of the corner of my eye next to big heart shaped flower petals on the sand. I immediately curse him out and walk towards him. He asks me to marry him. My parents and other friend are on the side videotaping everything.
 
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.
My best friend, Tamanna, helped a lot throughout the process. She is very organized and made me excel spreadsheets to help guide me through the process. 
 
The Venue has never done a full on indian wedding and they kept changing things they said they would do originally. Would not recommend Doubletree Ontario.
 
Hair and Makeup: LuLu was great and very professional, she was always on time and does great work
 
Outfits: I loved all my outfits, they were all from India and my foi helped do last minute alterations
 
Decor: This took the most amount of time, I spent a lot of time picking colors and centerpieces. Everything turned out well.
 
DJ: Krish from FusionSounds was amazing and did an amazing job with lighting, dhol, and DJ. He played all the music my husband loved. I would recommend him to everyone. 
 
Food: Mantra catered garba and reception, Sumit is very professional and gave great food and service. Swaminarayan mandir did the wedding, the food was good but they increased their price last minute during the event without letting us know.
 
Photography: would not recommend Peter Nguyen. His team was great, but he himself gets distracted very easily and you have to actively tell him what photos to take. He did not get any pictures of the food and during the events instead of taking photos, he was wandering around. His team members though are very focused and captured the best photos. He also promised to give us our video by March 27 and documentary edit by May 4 and still have not received anything.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went shopping in India and had my foi and cousins help me. We went to several shops and I had red in my mind. It was very hard to shop in India, but I ended up falling in love with a red wine colored lehenga. As soon as my cousins saw it on me, they instantly said this was the one. It did take a couple days to find it and I almost settled on another one. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Spending time with family for the different parts of the process. I got to spend lots of time with my cousins from India, who I rarely get to see because they are so far away. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the entertainment at the reception and the food from Mantra during garba and reception.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance, we recreated the Hero No. 1 song Sona kitna Sona and had the original music video playing on the projector.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Pick the better vendors with the better reviews.
 
We have more of this lovely wedding for you. Join us on our next post, to attend the traditional and solemn wedding ceremony. You don't want to miss it! 
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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Hair & Makeup: Bridal By Nisha | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Sangeet Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport | Ceremony & Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport | Planning & Design: Nika Events | Decor: B Unique & Elegant | Catering: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Photo Booth: The PhotoBooth Guy


Anaheim, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Hey there Maharanis! I'm super excited because the great Peter Nguyen Studio takes us through the beautiful wedding journey of Chandni and Jay as part of today's editorial feature! After a special and intimate Mehndi event, a vivid Garba night was the point of departure for these lovebirds who created a magnificent "Indian Village" theme for the occasion! Kumba Events was the creative mind behind the colorful umbrellas, the rickshaw ride, the lovely swing and the charming food stalls that gave the real feeling of being on the streets of India! Besides the traditional props, the Dandiya Raas dance was a huge success thanks to the lovely custom-made Dandiya sticks that had the name of the happy couple on them! Jayshree Gohil and Girish Gohil animated the celebrations with their fantastic live music while their families also contributed by performing wonderful dances. Chandni and Jay both had bright stylish ensembles! Chandi looked fabulous in her tri color outfit and her side braid hairstyle by the talented Dolled up by Lulu livened up the entire look! We'got more in our files so visit the full gallery for more awesome details on this event!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Chandni and Jay first met at one of their mutual friend's apartment in Irvine. Towards the end of the night Jay was looking for a new beer pong partner and Chandni had volunteered to join his team. After running the table for the rest of the night the two of them starting becoming good friends. After a few hangouts, the two realized that this friendship was turning into something more. A month after the couple had met, Chandni had graduated from college and moved back home to San Fernando Valley. The couple remained friends and kept in touch through texting and phone calls. Jay always tried to get Chandni to come to hang out with him (he is very persistent) after she moved back home but the timing never seemed to work and it was hard when Chandni lived in the boonies. After 6 months of being friends and staying in touch, Jay decided to ask Chandni out on their first official date, April 6th, 2013. 
After their trip to Peru, is when Chandni knew Jay was "the one."
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The day Jay finally popped the question. Jay planned this day out to every single detail. He planned and designed a scavenger hunt with the use of a scavenger app called Klikaklu. He led Chandni to believe that they were just going out on a late anniversary date that involved an app telling us where to go all day. Jay asked a bunch of ordinary questions as if he was filling out a survey of things the couple enjoyed to do, their shoe size, favorite color, etc. Little did she know that Jay was actually gathering all this information to plan out the whole proposal ;)
 
The date started off by opening the app on their phone that had a countdown of when they could start the scavenger hunt. The concept of the app was to guide you to different locations and to match the picture in which the app would give you to reveal the next clue. The first clue lead the couple to a shopping center where they had to match an image on one of the windows of the shopping strip. Once the couple matched the picture the app revealed that they had unlocked a free reservation for a cooking class (which Chandni and Jay attended on their first anniversary). After the class was complete the couple then opened the app again to receive clue #2. This clue took them to the Oaks mall, where both Jay and Chandni had to find and match a specific directory location. Once the couple matched the picture, the app asked for them to look under the directory for an envelope. The couple opened the envelope and inside was a free coupon for Chandni to get a touch up at Sephora and a drink coupon for Jay to indulge at the local Lazy Dog restaurant. Clue #3 was a QR code printed on the bottom of the coupon code that they had to unlock which asked the couples to go to the fitting rooms at the Nordstroms located in the mall. Jay with the help of Chandni's closest friends purchased an entire outfit for the proposal and that outfit was waiting for her inside the dressing room. Once they changed into their new attire the couple then opened the last and final clue. Clue #4 the last stop on the list was Westlake Village. The clue told Chandni and Jay to follow the red balloons to their final destination where Chandni would have to type in a 8-digit code. At the final balloon, there was a table with flowers scattered all over and an iPad. Once Chandni inputted the code to unlock the iPad, a video montage started playing that Jay had created (similar to how he asked Chandni to be his girlfriend 4 years back). Once the video ended, Jay took Chandni's hand and started to express his love for her. Chandni, overwhelmed with joy, did not really remember what Jay had said because she was already in tears but recalls just saying "YES". After the proposal all of  Jay and Chandni's close family and friends came out to celebrate with the couple.
 
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 had my dad, Raj Patel, be my wedding planner. He organized and planned the entire wedding. I would research online and send my dad excel sheets of vendors, ideas, and pictures and he would contact multiple people and just make sure each one was executed successfully.  
 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that I wanted a velvet outfit but the color was undecided. I went to India, and my first day of shopping I did not want to buy anything. I wanted to try on different styles and different colors to get an idea of the perfect outfit that I wanted. I did my research before going to India and had a style in mind. After trying on different styles and colors, I ended up creating a custom wedding lengha. I decided to go with a traditional red with a pastel pink dupatta. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Getting to pick out every little detail of the decor. This was one aspect of the wedding that I got to have full control over and discuss with our vendor (Kumba Events). 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The ENTERTAINMENT! There were a lot of performances and a lot of music and dancing. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The entire wedding was like a dream come true. My dad (who was my wedding planner) did an amazing job to make sure that the entire weekend went smoothly. I wish I could replay the entire weekend over and over. 
 
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.
I wanted to do something different for my henna night, so I had a Mediterranean themed henna party. We had Mediterranean food and decor! Additionally, for my garba night, I wanted it to look and feel like a village in India. We had food stalls ( just like the food stalls on the streets of India), decor (decorative umbrellas, matkas, bike riksha, swing, etc.) and the traditional Gujarati street food. I surprised the groom at the garba with a fusion dance and the groom surprised me at the reception with a cute "Chandni" dance (since my name is Chandni) and a bhangra dance. We had families and friends all perform both nights, which was exciting for all of the guests. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every minute of all of the events. Do not get stressed out if you see something missing or if plans change, because there is nothing you can do about it at that moment. This is your wedding day and you will cherish these moments forever. 

Find and an enchanting dose of inspiration in our following post!
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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | DJ: 3D Sounds | Draping/Styling: Bridal By Nisha | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Park Hotel at The Anaheim Resort | Planning & Design: Raj Patel | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events - Hetal Gandhi | Mehndi Catering: Saj Bakery | Mehndi & Reception Catering: Taj of India | Catering - Breakfast/Vidhi/Garba & Wedding: Jay Bharat | Pan Station: PC Pan (Harshad Dave) | Mehndi Night DJ: Nirav | Cinematography: Russell John Films | Cake & Treats: Razan (A Toi Events) | Event Designer: Razan (A Toi Events) | Garba Live Music: Jayshree Gohil & Girish Gohil | Photo Booth: Magic Mirror Photo Booth | Priest: Prakash Pandya (Valley Hindu Temple)


Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

Hello, loves! To complete today's Wedding Video Blog we continue with an extraordinary set of detailed images from Maharani Komal and her Raja Parth that takes us for a ride through the wedding festivities. After a formal outdoor photo session with the charming duo, the photo team of Studio KSD snapped more images of the soulmates indoors the splendid Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, which was the venue picked to begin with a colorful night of Garba Raas dance that kicked off their happily ever after. The room was a sea of colors thanks to the vibrant decorations provided by Nirali Decor that decked the space with a lively theme! Beautiful drapery fanning out and traditional props scattered all over the place and a magnificent Jhula were just a few of the many elements that created a joyful ambiance for the traditional Dandiya Stick Dance night! Dressed in equally cheery colors, Maharani Komal donned a teal color lehenga skirt, and a fuchsia color choli that she paired with a yellow dupatta, her over-the-shoulder hairstyle created by Makeup by Shaili gave her that extra touch of playfulness to the entire look! Scroll down and go over the lovely images of their first grand event and visit our full gallery for more inspiration!

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In our following feature, we will go inside the grand ceremony! Join me.

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Photography: Studio KSD | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Ceremony & Reception: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shaili | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJs: Luxe Event Entertainment


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