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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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Novi, Michigan Indian Wedding by Northern Lights Studio

Are you ready for more, ladies? Of course, you are! So get ready to have some fun as we are about to unveil Seema & Nirmal's big wedding reception party! Held inside the halls of the Suburban Collection Showplace and thoroughly planned by Utsav Planners, Inc, this reception party was one to remember! Everything turned out to be amazing, and we are more than sure that this was the reception Seema & Nirmal always imagined and the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end! The gala followed the line of elegance, tradition, and beauty set on the previous events and all that we can say is that we would have loved to be there as by taking a look at the shots captured by Northern Lights Studio, you can tell that everyone had a great time. All the guests danced the night away, and they only stopped to taste the delicious plates cooked by Rasna Catering right before taking a bite at all the goodies prepared by Wisteria Bakehaus and Christopher & Co. In between dancing, chatting, and delicious food, the night was coming to an end. But there is no need to be sad as you can always relive this incredible celebration of love by taking a look at the full gallery that we have prepared for today. Believe us; it is an absolute visual delight that you don't want to miss!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Nirmal at a mutual friend’s birthday party in 2008. We dated throughout high school and attended Michigan State University together. Our love grew stronger for each other throughout the years. We knew we were special to each other early on in our relationship.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We both planned a trip Los Cabos, Mexico as a vacation from school and work. Little did I know, he had much more planned. Before dinner on the second to last night, he asked if we could check out the beach as we were running a little early. The sun was setting and we were casually talking about how big the waves were. He popped the question right then. There was a hidden photographer capturing the big moment! I went on the trip with a boyfriend, but returned with a fiancé!
 
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 sister and 3 cousins just recently got married all within the past 4 years. I had all of their recommendations and referrals which was helpful during the planning process. I had a binder that had my inspirations and important details. I updated it whenever I had decor and planning meetings. Nirmal would also add his notes to the binder as well. Our venue was perfect for all of our needs for each event. We had a high guest count and the attached hotel accommodated for all of our out of town guests as well. Our outfits shopping was fairly easy when we went to India. We had a few colors in mind as well as specific stores that we wanted to go to in Mumbai and Surat. We finished all of our shopping within 6 days and were able to visit our grandparents for the rest of our trip. My hair and make up was exceptional with the best dream team anybody could ask for. Our decor theme for our Sangeet was village themed. We had kites shipped from Surat (special thanks to my uncle), a rickshaw, and village themed gujarati foods, such as kichidi! Our Sangeet program was planned by our siblings. It was a skit about our relationship which guests really enjoyed. We had performances by our all of our family members and closest friends.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected my bridal lengha within the first 2 hours of shopping in Mumbai as Nirmal ate a sandwich across the street with both of our dads! I knew I wanted white or cream. When I tried it on, my mom and mother-in-law cried. I knew it was the one.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of wedding planning was adding mine and Nirmal’s personal touches. I recently got into graphic designing. I made our wedding programs, wedding itineraries for our welcome bags, signages for each event, and signs for food stations. Nirmal has been DJing for 8 years. He made all of the mixes for our Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception. He even hopped on the turntables at our reception!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
After our wedding, we received a lot of compliments for the concept of our “unplugged wedding ceremony.” We asked all of our guests to turn off their cell phones and requested no photographs. It was beautiful to walk down the aisle to see a bunch of smiles rather than iPhones & flashes. It created a peaceful ambiance which is hard to find at indian weddings.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Nirmal and I read our vows to each other after our first look the morning of our wedding. It was a moment that resonates with us till this day. We made our promises and shared our heartfelt vows that we will never forget.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just breathe. Everything will be perfect.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Planner & Decor: Utsav Planners
Cake & Floral: Christopher & Co.
Photographer: Northern Lights Studio
Videographer: Prism Media Lab
DJ & AV/Lighting: DJ Sohbash & DJ Nimz Entertainment
Bridal Hair: Raimonda Pepaj
Bridal Make Up: Amanie Mokhdad
Bridesmaid Hair: Rochelle Jarbo & Omed Maro
Bridesmaid Make Up: Farah Savaya & Caroline Denha
Mehndi: Krupa Thomas
Venue: Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace
Catering: Rasna
Horse & Carriage: Pinecrest Carriages
 

See you tomorrow, ladies! Have a great one!

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Planning & Design: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Floral & Decor: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace | Floral & Decor: Christopher & Co | Floral & Decor: Couture Events | Bridal Hair: Raimonda Pepaj | Bridal Make Up: Amanie Mokhdad | Bridesmaid Hair: Rochelle Jarbo | Bridesmaid Hair: Omed Maro | Bridesmaid Make Up: Farah Savaya | Bridesmaid Make Up: Caroline Denha | Catering: Rasna Catering | DJ: Cymatic Entertainment | DJ: DJ Sohbash | DJ: DJ Nimz Entertainment | Baraat: Cymatic Entertainment | Baraat Dholi: Dholi Sati | Baraat Horse & Carriage: Pinecrest Carriages | Cake & Treats: Wisteria Bakehaus | Cake & Treats: Christopher & Co | Cinematography: Prism Media Lab | Lighting: DJ Sohbash | Lighting: DJ Nimz Entertainment | Mehndi Artist: Krupa | Photography: Northern Lights Studio


New York, NY Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Hello there, Maharanis! We've arrived at Puja & Aditya's grand wedding finale with a fantastic reception party hosted at the exclusive Cipriani Club Residences. Once again, the talented team from Design House Decor showcased all their talent and expertise, creating an enchanting decor that seemed almost surreal. The soft colored floral arrangements, the traditional linens, and the ideal placement of all the ornaments added an extra touch of traditional flair to an already captivating scenario. And we loved every bit of it! To turn this gala into a party, DJ Suhel played the latest Bollywood hits and set the dancefloor on fire! Everyone had a great time dancing, chatting, and tasting the delicious plates prepared by Chef Gaurav Anand and SAAR Catering. The night was coming to an end, but there was still time to take a bite at the mouth-melting delights baked by City Sweets & Confections and 321 Chillz. Hands down, this was a night to remember, and the dreamy reception Puja & Aditya always imagined! If you want to relive this wedding, make sure to visit the gallery that we have prepared for today. We have compiled the best shots captured by Priyanca Rao Photography for your enjoyment. So make sure to check them out, you are going to get inspired!

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Have a great rest of the day! Make sure to join us tomorrow for more. Same place, same time!

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Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Studios | Sangeet Venue: Mandarin Oriental | Mehndi Venue: Chateau La Mer | Ceremony Venue: The Plaza | Reception Venue: Cipriani Club Residences | Planning & Design: Sonal J Shah Events | Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Catering: Chef Gaurav Anand | Catering: SAAR Catering | Pan Station: The Paanwaala | DJ: DJ Suhel | Baraat: Seaton Carriages | Baraat (Horse): Equishare Baraat Horses | Cake & Treats: City Sweets & Confections | Cakes & Treats: 321 Chillz | Favors: Swarovski Pens | Stationery: Emily Kathryn Paper | Invites: VS Calligraphy and Designs | Lighting: The Plaza Hotel Bentley Meeker | Lighting: Star Group Productions | Live Music: Neel | Photo Booth: Studio Z Photo Booths | Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | Printing: Emily Kathryn Paper | Officiant: Priest Prabhakar Sharma | Dance Floor Wrap: Shout!


Montego Bay, Jamaica Indian Wedding by True Colors Photography

Hello there, darlings! We've arrived at Palak & Mihir's grand wedding finale by taking a look at their intimate and stylish wedding reception party held at the Grand Palladium Jamaica & Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa. The ballroom featured a minimalist yet on-point decor crafted by Tai Flora Luxe, and the result was pure regal and romantic bliss. We were lost in a mesmerizing haze of delight as we looked through the photos captured by True Colors Photography. Every single shot is a visual masterpiece that showcases this fantastic event in such a beautiful way that we get to feel just as if we were there. For this closing gala, Palak chose the most dazzling lehenga, very well complemented with the flawless makeup and hairstyle designed by Zentropia Spa. And we loved the final look on her! Without any question, this was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end with a flourish! And all we have to say is that we are happy beyond words that these two found each other as the love they radiate is so pure and true that you soon enough realize that they are soulmates meant to be together! If you want to relive this entire event, make sure to take a look at today's gallery! We have compiled the most memorable scenes for your enjoyment! It is worth the while!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mihir and I met at work during the summer of 2012, I was a summer intern there and he was working full-time. For one of my projects during my internship- I was handing out a questionnaire to each department and that’s when I came into his department and started conversing with him. He had intentionally not written his name on the questionnaire which gave me another reason to talk to him. We clicked right away and started seeing and talking to each other a lot more. A year later, we started dating and have been together ever since then. He always brings the best side of me and is extremely supportive of every decision I make. As the years passed and our relationship became stronger, I realized he was the one. I always wanted to marry someone that is not only my partner but also my best friend with who I can always count on and talk openly with.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Mihir’s proposal plan was to try and recreate our very first date and to go the same place for dinner, take the same walk along the lakeshore, and surprise me where we first sat and talked. Unfortunately Mother Nature’s schedule wouldn’t allow for it to occur on the first day he tried. It began to rain and Mihir wisely chose to change the plan as he knew I wouldn’t like the pictures of the proposal being ruined by rain. He craftily attempted to propose again during the same week, by kneeling to tie his shoes, and I’ll admit I thought that was going to be it, but once again, rain played spoiler. The day he finally proposed, we were walking around the port after having lunch and it was a gorgeous spring day outside, we were indulging on our gelato and i didn’t even realize we had walked to a serene and private area of the lakeshore. He started telling me about how he feels about me and then went on his knees and ended up popping the question. I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal because he remembered our first date and mimicked it for the proposal!

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.
As I have a design background, I always wanted to incorporate a touch of my vision for the wedding which included brainstorming on Monterrey by creating mood boards. I then collaborated with my wedding coordinator, Leanna Burdie by showcasing what I was envisioning with lots of notes and images that best describes what I was looking for. Then she showed me what the resort can offer and we started selecting the decor, linen, layout, etc. I made welcome bags for all the guests that were coming with some snacks, waterproof phone covers, our wedding week itinerary and thank you cards.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I found my Bridal Lengha at The New Delhi Company in Toronto. I wanted to wear a traditional colour but did not want red, so I started exploring other colour options such as burgundy, I also did not want to wear a very heavy Lengha as our wedding venue was on the beach. The day I wore my Bridal Lengha, I knew right away that the outfit is the one!

The other outfits for the rest of my events were from India. Thanks to my mom and masi along with constant FaceTiming her in India during odd hours of the day.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our wedding day, as I was walking down the aisle and saw Mihir - I felt so content and ready to marry the man of my dreams.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Things may not always go as you planned but always remember to cherish and enjoy every moment during your wedding festivities.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Jewelry: India
Decor such as table numbers, welcome drinks sign, entrance table design layout bangles and bindi bar signs for mehendi was designed by me.
The m&p sign for the reception backdrop and cake topper was ordered on Etsy.

We hope you've enjoyed today's featured wedding as much as we did! Have a great rest of the day, and make sure to tune in tomorrow for more!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Grand Palladium Jamaica & Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Leanna Budrie | Floral & Decor: Tai Flora Luxe | Hair & Makeup: Zentropia Spa | Photography: True Colors Photography


Fairfax Station, VA Sikh Wedding by Catch Motion Photography

Hello there, beauty queens! It is time to bring Joyti & Sonny's wedding festivities to an end by taking a look at their fantastic wedding reception held at the Foxchase Manor. Once again, the winning combination of SW Events, on the designing and execution, and Yaadein Weddings taking the wheel on the decor resulted in a fabulous event that everyone loved! And we are so thankful that Catch Motion Photography was there, as it is thanks to their fantastic shots that we get to take a look at all the beauty surrounding this gala. And we cannot talk about beauty without talking about our lovely Joyti. She burst into the room looking like a princess thanks to Sonia Iqbal, who praised her innate beauty with a dreamy makeup and hairstyle. To turn this gala into a full-flair party, Joyti & Sonny called Platinum Entertainment. Everyone had a great time and danced the night away, only stopping to taste the delicious plates prepared by Panj Tara, right before having a bit at the mouth-melting cake baked by Custom Cakes and Cupcakes by Angela Hines. If you were captivated by this lovely couple and want to see more of them during their wedding festivities, don't hesitate to visit the gallery that we have prepared for today. It is an absolute visual delight that you are going to love!

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Have an awesome weekend, ladies!

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Planning & Design: SW Events | Cinematographer: The Wedding Cartel | Photographer: Catch Motion Photography | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Foundation of Virginia | Reception Venue: Foxchase Manor | Floral & Decor: Yaadein Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Sonia Iqbal | Catering: Panj Tara | DJ: Platinum Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Custom Cakes and Cupcakes by Angela Hines


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

Hello there, ladies! If you are enjoying Tulsi & Neel's wedding festivities as much as we are, you will be thrilled to know that we have all the details surrounding their fantastic reception party held at The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts! So get ready to have some fun because this is an elegant and luxurious event that you will enjoy to the fullest, and from which you can get a lot of inspirational ideas! So let's check it out together! All the guests enjoyed the evening and danced the night away thanks to Amplifire Entertainment, who set the musical mood for this beautiful reception and enlivened every moment of the evening. The smiles, the emotions, and the excellent atmosphere did not stop throughout the whole night, and neither the delicious plates prepared by Garces Events, who was in charge of the culinary experience. Without any question, this was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end, and we cannot stop thinking how lucky these two are for having each other! If you don't want to miss any detail of this special evening or if you want to relive this entire wedding celebration, don't forget to take a look at the gallery that we have for today! We have compiled the best shots captured by Studio KSD for your enjoyment. So make sure to check it out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was a series of brief interactions over 6 months. We first locked eyes on a party bus in San Francisco in August 2014. It wasn't until my best friend's (and future maid-of-honor) birthday party did Neel finally show his interest. He bought me a couple of distilled agave beverages and we had a night of pure fun with our closest friends. We were both incredibly confused how quickly we fell into a rhythm, but within a few months we took a quick trip to Hawaii. While on a hike, I picked a banana from a tree, got a terrible stomach ache, and said, "I love you, and I may need to go to a hospital".
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Neel and I were on a 3-month sabbatical at the time. I knew a proposal was coming on the trip but didn't know when or where. In early January, we found ourselves in Chiang Mai, Thailand. When we travel, we like to take a cooking class. He splurged on a cooking class at the Four Seasons Resort. In the 3rd and final dish we were preparing, a papaya salad, I found a ring. Unfortunately, the ring sizes are measured differently internationally and I found a ring large enough to fit a man's thumb. But there was Neel, asking me to marry him, and so confused that I missed the actual question and demanded he ask it again so I could take it in. Of course, I said yes. In fact, my best friend (maid-of-honor), flew to Thailand with the ring, as a surprise.
 
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.
Photography - This was easy. I knew I wanted to work with KSD based on seeing their craft in action at my cousins' weddings.
Hair & Make-up - Payal MUA. She worked so well with what I was looking to achieve, a modern bride with a hint of old-school bollywood cinema
Outfits - I was able to find all of my outfits within 1 day at Asopalav, in Gujarat, India.
Decor Theme - Royal Charms. Given everything about our relationship, our reception theme was appropriately Travel themed. This included table-cards with our favorite destinations, and mini suitcases.
Venue - We didn't want a typical banquet hall. That limited our choices already. We found the Kimmel Center of Philadelphia, and I just saw the wedding happen there. It was a reach, but we made it happen!
Catering - Garces Catering, through Kimmel Center. We worked with them to create a fusion South Asian and Western meals for all events. They're so creative and they did not disappoint.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We pinned on pinterest, bookmarked on google, and talked to numerous brides. When we got to India, everything was different and our research was practically useless. I was lucky to find all of my outfits on the 3rd day of the trip, in 1 sitting, at Asopalav. When you know, you know.
 
Neel, my husband, did not have such luck. We went to countless stores and shops. His Sangeet was specially designed and made by Paresh Lamba in Banglore, the Wedding outfit was from Asopalav in Gujarat, and a tux made in the US to the reception.
 
The bridesmaids and groomsmen was also made from scratch. I had a color in mind, but under serious dehydration and exhaustion we ended up with something completely different!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
This is likely the most obvious answer, but the food-tasting. It was one of the few parts of the planning that was only Neel & I. Food is the epicenter of our relationship (refer to pain-inducing banana, and proposal papaya salad). Neel's face lights up when he eats something absolutely delicious. It was incredible.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they enjoyed that the wedding was in city-center, Philadelphia. All of the weddings for our family and friends were at banquet halls. And if there's anything Neel & I are, its atypical to tradition. We opted to use the beautiful and historic Philadelphia skyline as our backdrop. Our guests enjoyed the backdrop as well!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, but it wasn't the romance that's memorable. I was asked to walk up to Neel, who was facing away from me, and whisper something to him that would make him smile. I took it as an opportunity to make a fart joke. He did laugh so hard that he tripped over himself as he turned around and practically fell on me. It deflated all the stress of the day, immediately.
 
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 decided not to have a wedding cake. Instead we did the following:
1. At the Sangeet, I surprised Neel with a "grooms-cake", designed by me, highlighting some of the checkpoints in our relationship. It included the costume I wore on our first date (yes, a costume), poker cards for Neel, and even basketball. We also catered vegetarian cheesesteaks from the famous Campos Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia!
2. At the Reception, we ordered popular desserts from around the US. This includes: Lauderee Macaroons (NYC), Junior's Cheesecake, Prantl's almond torte, and many many more. It was a sugary feast.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Schedule moments for you and your fiance/husband during the wedding week. You may fight, you may laugh, you may even sleep - but it's so important to maintain that connection leading up to the biggest moment in your relationship.
2. It's actually ok if something goes awry. You can't control it all, though I'm sure you'll try. But those "mistakes", often make the best stories! Those are the stories you'll remember.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
It's difficult to summarize details into a few words, but I'll list my greatest hits:
5. Favorite Dance: the entire Murthy family (Neel's dance) took part in a group dance. I mean EVERYONE.
4. Favorite Food: Garces Catering (through Kimmel Center) made a coconut macaron cake. Drool.
3. Favorite Song: Our first dance was a custom-mix of Lights Down Low by Maxx with bhangra beats.
2. Favorite speech: My brother's speech was so well-received, hitting the right balance of funny and sweet.
1. Favorite Moment: The First-look. We were both so stressed from the week of events. Having a moment just centered us. It was us in our purest form.
Most fun: 
For our bridal party photos, we decided to use a basketball court. Neel is obsessed with all things basketball, and over the years, I've come to love the game as well. We went outside-the-box (pun intended), and had about 15-20 min of playing basketball with our closest friends and family. It was a moment where we didn't feel so deep in "wedding-mode". Even in our full wedding attire, we got to shoots some hoops! Our bridal party really loved it as well since it was a moment we were surrounded by the people we're most comfortable with, the people that introduced us, the people that celebrated us most enthusiastically.

See you tomorrow, ladies! Until then, have a great time!
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Photography: Studio KSD | DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Floral & Decor: Royal Charms Floral and Decor | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts | Planning & Design: Honeydew Events | Hair & Makeup: Payal MUA | Catering: Garces Events


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