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Palatine, IL Indian Wedding by Juan Alvarado Photography

Wednesday is always a good day for a big boost of inspiration, Maharanis! That's why today's wedding reel it's a total visual artistic production by Juan Alvarado Photography. I'm sure it will leave you in complete awe. Shreena & Anshul's love story goes back in time to when they started their romance as college sweethearts. How sweet is that? Despite the pandemic, these two decided to marry and downsize their plans and celebrate with their closest ones. To make their wedding dreams come true, they enlisted the highly talented J2R Events' team. They plan the most extraordinary ceremony at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple that was live-streamed and followed by as many as 200 guests around the world. Brilliant! The ceremony was not only meaningful but magical thanks to the fabulous decor by VP Impressions. The creative team filled the entire venue with a romantic vibe, soft hues, and fresh blooms. The couple had the most special day, overflowing with love, dances, and smiles, as captured by Joseph Kang Photography. Including Maharani's Shreena hair and makeup by Hala Beauty as well as Raja's Anshul's style! You can check out more of the images hereJuan Alvarado Photography filmed their big day in an extraordinary reel that will transport the lovebirds back in time and allow them to relive their most important day! Tissues ready, ladies. This film is an emotional one! Just hit play  below.

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
So Anshul and I met years ago in college. He visited Indiana University for an NCAA tournament game with some friends and through our mutual connection (my cousin/his friend) we met at a birthday party that night. Nothing happened and after that night we went our own ways. A couple years later we bumped into each other while living in downtown Chicago. I thought he recognized me at a pizza place, but he didn't (he kind of forgot who I was). We both got a laugh out of it after the fact! We continued to run into each other unplanned at different restaurants and bars throughout the city and, after this happened a few times, he finally got the courage to ask me out and the rest is history!

Anshul and I have gone through a lot together as couple and grown together. For me, there wasn't just one moment where I thought he was the one. It was his constant acts of kindness and love that made me realize he is the one. He has supported me throughout our relationship and I know he will always have my back.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Anshul told me his work was having a summer party at a nice Italian restaurant along the Chicago Riverwalk! He had a "fake" email invite/flyer and everything. As we walked alongside the river, we stopped right in front of the restaurant we were supposed to go into - he said we should take a moment to look at the beautiful skyline and it was a hot Summer day so I didn't mind a quick break. I stood there actually admiring this view as the sun was about to set. When I turned around he was down on one knee saying his blurb! I was so shocked I couldn't process everything that was going on! After the proposal, he surprised me with a party where some of our close friends and family were there 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.
We got engaged in August of 2018 and decided to plan our wedding for May 2020. We had our venue, hair & makeup, outfits, decor and everything else planned to the final detail.

Unfortunately, the pandemic hit in March of 2020 and we had to change everything at short notice. There was so much uncertainty on what would happen: the number of people we could accommodate, vendor/venue availability, and the virus itself. We couldn't have the wedding on May 9th as we had planned but our family and close friends in Chicago surprised us with a drive-by and our brothers surprised us with a beautiful video with messages from all of our friends and family. Seeing all the love surrounding us gave us confidence to move on with our wedding.

We re-planned our wedding for July 3rd - new venue, just 50 guests, and only one event rather than the 4-day, 400-person celebration we had originally planned. While we were unable to have the wedding we had originally planned, our vendors could not have been more supportive throughout the re-planning process. They took all the necessary measures to make sure our wedding was perfect and that attendees were safe.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My parents, brother, and I traveled to India in November 2019 for wedding shopping. This was the first dress I tried on and we all fell in love with it! It just felt too good to be true to love the first dress. I kept trying on dresses but could not get this one out of my mind. That's how I knew it was the one!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was seeing how all our friends and family came together to shower us with so much love and support through adverse times. To have people who loved and supported us no matter what was truly amazing and not taken for granted. The re-planning process brought upon us many obstacles, but their support and care helped us get through it in one piece! Their texts, phone calls, FaceTimes, and love will have a place in our hearts forever.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved how we made them feel apart of it even though they couldn't attend in person. We had a live Zoom link which allowed us to have over 200 friends and family from all over the world present on our wedding day - technology is amazing!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A special moment that I keep replaying in my head is our first look. The moment when I placed my hand on Anshul's back and he turned around is something I will remember forever. It was just us. Just us before the chaos began. We both cried, laughed, and held each other's hands. It felt like all our worries and the stresses of planning a wedding and then re-planning a wedding all went away in that one moment.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just breathe! I know that sometimes in the middle of planning the decisions you have to make seem like the end of the world, but they're not! I learned from this pandemic that you can plan and plan and plan and things just don't always go the way they are supposed to. Yes, you will remember that day for ever but you will also remember all the moments before it. So make it count. Have fun picking out the dress, choosing that vendor you really like, and eating a ton at food tastings. Because you will also remember those moments as well. I promise you will have a beautiful day no matter what as long as you just enjoy the journey.

What do you think about Shreena and Anshul's wedding? Leave us your thoughts below.

 
 
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Planning & Design: J2R Events | Floral & Decor: VP Impressions | Hair & Makeup: Hala Beauty | DJ: DJ Krush | Baraat: Ravi Sagar and DJ Krush | Cinematography: Juan Alvarado | Photography: Joseph Kang Photography | Ceremony Venue: Shree Swaminarayan Temple


Palatine, IL Indian Wedding by Joseph Kang Photography

Hi Ladies, we are happy to relive Shreena and Anshul's wedding ceremony held at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Palatine, IL. Special thanks to Joseph Kang Photography's team, who captured the unique way this lovely pair decided to honor their cultural heritage. I especially love the portraits beforehand. The images are a stunning visual record of a sweet, intimate moment! But before we go any further, let's talk about Shreena's bridal look. While we are in love with every detail of her stunning lehenga choli and Polki jewels, what really stole the show was the soft-pink florals that dolled up her bun. Hala Beauty created this floral hairstyle that added the right dose of grace to the entire wedding look. Bravo! Music was a priority for this pair, so they requested Ravi Sagar and DJ Krush to provide endless entertainment during the Baraat. Nothing can beat Anshul luxury open car entry that was totally flashy and cheerful. For the most special milestone of their life, the newlyweds left the planning to Chicago's premier couture event planners J2R Events. The wedding specialists organized an impeccable bash and took care of all small and large details. While VP Impressions created a delight to the guests' eyes with a structured squared mandap decorated with florals and added some imposing white roses arrangements. The result was just spectacular for the couple to exchange vows in this beautiful setting. Take a peek inside Shreena and Anshul wedding ceremony in our complete gallery.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
So Anshul and I met years ago in college. He visited Indiana University for an NCAA tournament game with some friends and through our mutual connection (my cousin/his friend) we met at a birthday party that night. Nothing happened and after that night we went our own ways. A couple years later we bumped into each other while living in downtown Chicago. I thought he recognized me at a pizza place, but he didn't (he kind of forgot who I was). We both got a laugh out of it after the fact! We continued to run into each other unplanned at different restaurants and bars throughout the city and, after this happened a few times, he finally got the courage to ask me out and the rest is history!

Anshul and I have gone through a lot together as couple and grown together. For me, there wasn't just one moment where I thought he was the one. It was his constant acts of kindness and love that made me realize he is the one. He has supported me throughout our relationship and I know he will always have my back.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Anshul told me his work was having a summer party at a nice Italian restaurant along the Chicago Riverwalk! He had a "fake" email invite/flyer and everything. As we walked alongside the river, we stopped right in front of the restaurant we were supposed to go into - he said we should take a moment to look at the beautiful skyline and it was a hot Summer day so I didn't mind a quick break. I stood there actually admiring this view as the sun was about to set. When I turned around he was down on one knee saying his blurb! I was so shocked I couldn't process everything that was going on! After the proposal, he surprised me with a party where some of our close friends and family were there 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.
We got engaged in August of 2018 and decided to plan our wedding for May 2020. We had our venue, hair & makeup, outfits, decor and everything else planned to the final detail.

Unfortunately, the pandemic hit in March of 2020 and we had to change everything at short notice. There was so much uncertainty on what would happen: the number of people we could accommodate, vendor/venue availability, and the virus itself. We couldn't have the wedding on May 9th as we had planned but our family and close friends in Chicago surprised us with a drive-by and our brothers surprised us with a beautiful video with messages from all of our friends and family. Seeing all the love surrounding us gave us confidence to move on with our wedding.

We re-planned our wedding for July 3rd - new venue, just 50 guests, and only one event rather than the 4-day, 400-person celebration we had originally planned. While we were unable to have the wedding we had originally planned, our vendors could not have been more supportive throughout the re-planning process. They took all the necessary measures to make sure our wedding was perfect and that attendees were safe.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My parents, brother, and I traveled to India in November 2019 for wedding shopping. This was the first dress I tried on and we all fell in love with it! It just felt too good to be true to love the first dress. I kept trying on dresses but could not get this one out of my mind. That's how I knew it was the one!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was seeing how all our friends and family came together to shower us with so much love and support through adverse times. To have people who loved and supported us no matter what was truly amazing and not taken for granted. The re-planning process brought upon us many obstacles, but their support and care helped us get through it in one piece! Their texts, phone calls, FaceTimes, and love will have a place in our hearts forever.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved how we made them feel apart of it even though they couldn't attend in person. We had a live Zoom link which allowed us to have over 200 friends and family from all over the world present on our wedding day - technology is amazing!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A special moment that I keep replaying in my head is our first look. The moment when I placed my hand on Anshul's back and he turned around is something I will remember forever. It was just us. Just us before the chaos began. We both cried, laughed, and held each other's hands. It felt like all our worries and the stresses of planning a wedding and then re-planning a wedding all went away in that one moment.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just breathe! I know that sometimes in the middle of planning the decisions you have to make seem like the end of the world, but they're not! I learned from this pandemic that you can plan and plan and plan and things just don't always go the way they are supposed to. Yes, you will remember that day for ever but you will also remember all the moments before it. So make it count. Have fun picking out the dress, choosing that vendor you really like, and eating a ton at food tastings. Because you will also remember those moments as well. I promise you will have a beautiful day no matter what as long as you just enjoy the journey.

What do you think about Shreena and Anshul's wedding? Leave us your thoughts below.

STYLE
GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
hindu
season
Summer
color
Planning & Design: J2R Events | Floral & Decor: VP Impressions | Hair & Makeup: Hala Beauty | DJ: DJ Krush | Baraat: Ravi Sagar and DJ Krush | Cinematography: Juan Alvarado | Photography: Joseph Kang Photography | Ceremony Venue: Shree Swaminarayan Temple


Sparta, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Maharanis, get ready to enjoy Samantha & Rohan's lovely wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Brick House Farm | Planning & Design: Families | Floral & Decor: Families | Hair & Makeup: Bride's Sister | Catering: The Brick House Farm


Natick, MA Indian Wedding by PTaufiq Photography

Good Morning loves! Another authentic Indian wedding story is here to inspire you. Today we unveil the wedding day of Sakshi and Nishant, and we have all the details. The beautiful couple said "I Do" at The Verve Hotel Boston Natick. The elegant venue played an essential role for this pair as they enjoyed an exclusive ballroom that was over-the-top in the best way possible. The lovebirds embraced all the cream, white and soft pink hues that created a romantic and enchantingly elegant day. Alankar Event Planners built a unique backdrop and delicate floral arrangements that turned out just magical and provided a sweet atmosphere for the traditional ceremony. Every detail was a truly artistic creation. What a great way to see a couple's vision come to life! Sakshi flaunted a killer Indian bridal style wearing a gorgeous pink floral embroidered lehenga and elevated the look with a Kundan jewelry set that provided the glam touch to her trousseau. Experienced Hair and Makeup artist Makeup by Marium did Sakshi's bridal hair and makeup. She provided a soft, subtle yet radiant glam to our lovely Maharani, ensuring a  picture-perfect look. Henna Cafe adorned the hands of Sakshi with lovely henna patterns and motifs that perfectly matched her bridal outfit embroidery. Each intricate detail of her mehndi will leave you in awe. There were so many beautiful moments and we are just delighted with all our gorgeous photos captured wonderfully by the super talented PTaufiq Photography. See how Sakshi and Nishant tell their wedding story through the beautiful pictures in our full gallery.

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Make sure to join us tomorrow for another genuine Indian wedding!

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Photography: PTaufiq Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Verve Hotel Boston Natick | Floral & Decor: Alankar Event Planners | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Marium | Catering: Paani | Cake & Treats: Konditor Meister Bakery | Mehndi Artist: Henna Cafe


Egg Harbor City, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Good morning, beautiful maharanis! We are happy you could join us today because we are unveiling all the sweet and charming details surrounding Karishma & Paras' wedding celebrated at the Renault Winery. Like if it was taken out of a fairy tale, the love of this young couple is so pure and true that it filled the ambiance and created scenes so romantic and beautiful that we can't get enough of them. Karishma looked drop-dead gorgeous on her burgundy sare with golden embroidery, perfectly complemented with the divine makeup and splendid hairstyle designed by Anu Sharin. Decor by Manisha followed the line of beauty and elegance set by our sweet and charming couple and created a fabulous backdrop more than perfect for this ultra-special day. After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with an elegant reception party enlivened by M4U Events. Undoubtedly, this was an incredible celebration that is worth to be seen. And thanks to the acclaimed and remarkable talent of Lightyear Studio, we get to enjoy every single moment surrounding it. If you were captivated by the love of Karishma & Paras, don't miss today's gallery, this will be the perfect preamble for a full inspiring weekend. So, make sure to check it out; we are sure you will get tons of inspiring ideas!

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Enjoy your weekend. See you on Monday for more!

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DJ: M4U Events | Sangeet Venue: Renault Winery | Ceremony Venue: Renault Winery | Reception Venue: Renault Winery | Floral & Decor: Decor by Manisha | Hair & Makeup: Anu Sharin | Catering: Rasoi | Cake & Treats: Caked Up | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


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