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Philadelphia, PA South Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio Nine Photography

Time to get into some post-ceremony fun! After a long day of emotions and solemnity, Mounica and Evan threw a beautiful wedding gala at the elegant Ballroom at the Ben! With a wonderful décor design from JP Decor that included a romantic stage draping, lavish furniture, and must-see floral centerpieces! This cute couple had a blast at the reception, thanks to M4U Events’ music that ensured the crowd also had a blast! Maharani Mounica looks so captivating in a fiery golden lehenga designed with amazing hair and makeup by Sonia C, she joined her well-suited husband who really flaunted a dreamy style! Mirchi Mt. Laurel did a wonderful job serving a mouth-watering traditional dinner and guests were back on the tables to enjoy a sweet moment with the delicious cake created back by Bakers of Buffington! You can't expect any less when you have the expert help from Tum Hi Ho Events, always going beyond expectations! There is much more to check out from this wonderful fusion soiree in our complete gallery by Studio Nine Photography + Cinema, be sure not to miss anything out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Evan and I met in Philadelphia in the Spring of 2014. He was in his last year of dental school and I was in my third year of medical school. Our first date was at our now favorite wine bar in the city - Tria. We really hit it off and looked forward to spending more time together. I knew he was "the one" when our relationship seemed so effortless. It was also when he was moving back to Tampa after graduation for work, and we both knew without hesitation that we felt committed to one another and that we would do long distance. I then moved down to Florida after graduation for residency. The rest is history! 
 
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 our wedding felt extremely overwhelming at first. We didn't know many vendors or really even where to start. We were also attempting to combine different elements into a traditional Indian wedding, as my husband is Cuban-American. Luckily, I had a long engagement and started with online websites, Pinterest, Indian bridal magazines, Instagram, and just asking around for advice. I also went to a bridal show for some inspiration.  My mother and sister did a lot of research and ended up planning a lot of the details - including venue, food, decor theme and more. My aunt Shravani in India also helped immensely with the planning and coordinated outfits, invitations, and more. 
 
I had in mind that I wanted to book Studio Nine for photo/video based on their previous work, and started there. We went back to Philadelphia for a quick trip and toured different venues. We fell in love with the Ballroom at the Ben and thought it would be perfect for our wedding. After that, we just spent time contacting different vendors for the day of coordination, DJ, hair and makeup, decorators, etc. We went with people who we felt had a lot of experience, were responsive, and the easiest to work with. They were all extremely professional and our guests raved about every single one! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted the classic colors of gold and red incorporated into the decor and into our outfits. I wanted something timeless and romantic. My mom and sister went to India for a week and went shopping with my aunt in Hyderabad. They all have great taste so I trusted them to pick out my wedding outfit, and they did a great job. They bought a deep pink Kanjeevaram (silk) Sari in Hyderabad.
 
My reception outfit was from Shyamal & Bhumika. We saw it online, messaged them through WhatsApp, and did the measurements via facetime! They shipped it over and it fit perfectly. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I felt that the planning process was very stressful, but at the end of the day, it was all worth it. My parents, sister and I were able to spend a lot of time together planning. It was also fun to introduce our culture and traditions to Evan's family, and they embraced everything wholeheartedly. 
 
We also had a large number of family and friends that helped us execute our vision. Without all of those people, we would not have been able to pull it off. It was amazing to see them all step up and help my parents the weeks leading up to the wedding. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All of our guests told us they had a great time at all of the events - and it really showed! They appreciated how organized everything was, thanks to Tum Hi Ho Events. Our DJ/emcee from M4U Events was amazing and the dance floor was never empty. Mirchi Mt.Laurel also did a great job with the food, especially incorporating some American elements into traditional Indian cuisine. 
 
Overall, we felt that this day was not just about us but really about everyone who attended and supported us throughout our relationship. We wanted everyone to feel welcome, enjoy new traditions/customs, and have a great party. There was nothing but joy and good vibes over the weekend, and we are grateful for everyone who made it so fun and enjoyable. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My favorite parts of the ceremony were the "Thalambralu," when we showered each other with rice and flowers. I also loved the ending of the ceremony, "Sapthapadi” when we took our seven steps around the fire. It felt very spiritual and peaceful.
 
My favorite parts of the reception were our first dance. We also got married on Father's Day, so after I danced with my dad, we asked all the fathers and daughters to join us on the dance floor. Everyone danced to “You’ll be in my heart” to Phil Collins. Looking out and seeing so much joy and love on the dance floor made me extremely happy.
 
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 started on Friday night with a combination Sangeet/Mehndi ceremony. We decided to make this a “Cuban” themed sangeet as Evan is half Cuban. The décor had lots of tropical elements, and flower arrangements were done by Evan’s father, Frank Prado. We put forth our best Bollywood effort, and the groom’s side also participated with salsa dancing and ended with a Conga line. 
 
The following day, my side had the “pellikuthuru” ceremony at my house. This was followed by lunch at our local clubhouse. On the same day, as much of Evan’s extended family was new to the area, they all gathered for a Bus tour of Philadelphia in the morning. Evan’s father had rented out a double-decker city tour bus that showed our guests the historical and must-see modern sites. They ended with lunch at Pietro’s on South Street. 
 
Sunday, June 17th, was then the big day. Everyone gathered with Evan at Washington Square Park for the Baraat. Evan was on his horse, and everyone paraded down Walnut Street, took a right onto 9th street, and ended at the venue. They had Cuban hats, maracas, and personalized sunglasses on the way. We encouraged everyone on both sides to participate and they had a blast. 
 
We had had the ceremony and lunch, followed by the reception in the evening. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the ride, even if it's a stressful one. I would also say to be open to compromise, as everything ends up falling into place at the end, and it will be a wonderful day. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Venue: Ballroom at the Ben - Philadelphia - we loved the central location of the ballroom and its traditional, classic, timeless beauty. Ott, our maitre'd, was also amazing and made sure everything went perfectly! 
 
Photo/Video: Studio Nine Photography - Zach Blum and team, and they did an excellent job. 
 
Coordination: Tum Hi Ho Events - Kept everything running smoothly and on time! This was absolutely one of the best investments we made towards our wedding and could not have imagined the day without them. 
 
Entertainment: M4U Events - kept the dance floor packed all night! We had quite a few people tell us it felt more like a concert than a reception. 
 
Florals: JP Decors, New Jersey  - They did a beautiful job with the mandap and flower wall, as well as the bouquets and centerpieces. We had hot pink, ivory, and regular pink roses, as well as hydrangeas and orchids. 
 
Catering: Ceremony and Reception: Mirchi Mt. Laurel--New Jersey  - Lunch was more South Indian brunch style, with pasta and burgers as well. Dinner was Indian, including fish, goat and chicken curry dishes. We also had an Indian staple – Biryani, as well as samosas and chicken and lamb kebabs. 
 
Cake: Bakers of Buffington – Downingtown, PA - We had a four-tier cake – each tier had a different flavor. Flavors were carrot, red velvet, chocolate chip and marble with various fillings 
Invitations: Gampa Brothers – Secunderabad, India 
Seating Chart: Declaration of Invitations – Bryn Mawr, PA   
Brides Hair and Make up - Sonia Chaudery – Instagram: @soniacmakeup
 

If you are seeking the best and most creative weddings make sure to come back on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend, readers!

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Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: Tum Hi Ho Events | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering | Floral & Decor: JP Decor | Hair & Makeup: Sonia C | Catering: Mirchi Mt. Laurel | Cake & Treats: Bakers of Buffington | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Gampa Brothers


Jamaica, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Maharanis! We continue with the wedding fusion journey of Christina and Scott! Now it’s time to delight ourselves with the wonderful images of the American part of this grand affair! Posing for Studio KSD in an elegant outdoor photo shoot, the newlyweds flaunted their perfect western outfits! Christina exuded glamour in a flattering mermaid style gown while Usha Makeup showcased her talent through our blushing bride's look! She carried a cascading orchid bouquet that finished off the marvelous ensemble! Scott was the epitome of a fashionable groom, wearing a sophisticated tailored suit. What a stylish couple! In an equally swanky location, the exclusive Surf Club on the Sound, the dedicated crew of decorators from House of Dipali created a sensational décor theme for the soirée. The team put together a visually stunning wedding stage and a charming floral creation for each table! With additional elements as the breathtaking white buttercream cake and the great music of DJ Echo, the venue was expertly transformed into one of the most extraordinary party spaces we've ever seen! You can scope out even more fabulous scenes of this happy fusion wedding in the complete gallery!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had been together for over 5 years, and my 30th birthday was approaching. My family planned a 30th birthday party for me and was scheming with Scott on his proposal. On the night of my party, my mom called Scott to the podium to make a speech and also welcomed him into the family. Even though she technically "blew the surprise", I didn't realize what she was saying. I just thought it was just strange that she would welcome him into the family when he wasn't part of the family! All eyes on Scott, he made a beautiful speech about me and our relationship and then recited a poem that he wrote. His poem had lots of foreshadowing about spending our lives together and all things wedding-related. Lots of thoughts went through my head as he spoke with passion--could this be it? was he going to propose? it this actually happening? Scott then walked in front of me, I hear my family and friends gasping, and he drops down on one knee. I was in shock and still not sure if I officially said "yes" but I was happier than ever. We were approached by family and friends and my 30th birthday became an engagement celebration!
 
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 essentially project planned my wedding, ensuring that I had a start and end dates assigned to tasks as well as a way to track progress/take notes on next steps (let's just say I've project planned a few system implementations in my professional life). This was really helpful for keeping me and Scott on track as to what we needed to accomplish in a reasonable timeframe and my project plan also made sure that I had just enough on my plate without being too overwhelmed.  My experience with the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY was phenomenal. Sandro was great to work with, he made wedding planning seamless and helped me to understand what I wanted and set a vision with expectations for my wedding day. His staff at the Surf Club was amazing and ensured my special day was as perfect as possible. The food at the Surf Club was beyond superb and I would absolutely hold another event there in the future.  My makeup artist, Usha (@ushamakeup) was spectacular! She worked with me to pick out looks that I liked and spent time understanding my makeup needs. I don't wear makeup often and she did such a great job giving me a natural, soft look. I had complete faith and trust in her! She explained different types of looks and demonstrated them on my face to see how I wanted to flex my style on my wedding day. She was a true professional in understanding my needs and customizing my look to exactly what I wanted. I remember looking in the mirror and being amazed at how she glammed me up on my wedding day! I am still enamored! My photographer/cinematographer was Studio KSD (@studioKSD), and it was such a pleasure working with Tina and her staff. It's really important to have a photographer that you trust, and Tina quickly gained my trust from our first encounter.  I knew she was passionate about her work and it definitely showed.  She worked diligently with Scott and me to learn styles/preferences and the types of poses we liked.  As a result, our photos and video came out natural, showed true emotions and was overall perfect!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part of wedding planning was going to dance lessons for our choreographed first dance! We combined three songs that had different styles, and each song had sentimental value to both of us.  We signed up for 10 lessons with NY Wedding Dance (http://www.nyweddingdance.com), not realizing how much work had to go into this moment. I truly believe each dance lesson brought Scott and me closer together and was such a huge relief during all the stressful wedding planning. To ensure we were progressing, we met up during lunch breaks at Madison Square Park to practice dancing for 10 minutes before heading back to work. We knew we were getting better when there were crowds of people staring at us and videotaping us on our phones. NY Wedding Dance was great at crafting a dance that was aligned with our skills and personality.  Dance classes made wedding planning extra fun!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests raved about how they had a great time at my wedding, saying how our families were welcoming, loving, and most importantly, knew how to party! They particularly loved the seating cards which served as a dual seating card and gift. I bought multi-color hand painted elephants and attached a seating card to each elephant's trunk. The signage indicated: Welcome to our beginning. An elephant never forgets, so take one, and go where your card directs. My guests loved this idea, thought it was especially unique, and cherished their elephants!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There's going to be a lot happening on your wedding day but try your best not to sweat the small stuff and enjoy your day to the fullest. You've done all the planning you can possibly do for your special day, and if something goes wrong, then don't worry about it (assign someone else to deal with it!). Keep smiling and remember, this day is about you and your loved one!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Fun fact, Scott and I decided to merge our last names for love and equality. His last name was Wiedemeier and mine was Baksh - our new last name is Wiedebaksh!
 

See more couples strike the pose for their big day here tomorrow!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Ceremony Venue: Prem Bhakti Mandir | Reception Venue: The Surf Club on the Sound | Hair & Makeup: Usha Makeup | DJ: DJ Echo


Livingston, NJ Indian Wedding by Ajit Singh Photography

The wedding celebrations of Nirali and Aashish were at full blast with the elegant ceremony! Carefully planned by Pearls Event and Co, the sought-after planning firm produced an amazing extravaganza in the sprawling halls of the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel! Nirali Decor intervened with a vibrant and upscale décor that included a majestic carved ceremony backdrop and a marvelous mandap with an astonishing bed of flowers! In addition, the uplighting brought in the color to the ceremony and created the perfect atmosphere. Raja Aashish arrived at the celebration leading a joyful procession and left the venue with her beautiful wife in a horse-drawn carriage! Once more, Ajit Singh Photography snapped every important scene and translated all the magic of the marriage rites into a beautiful series of images to feast your eyes! Please indulged yourself watching the pretty pictures in our full gallery!           

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Aashish the first day of undergrad at Northwestern. We immediately formed a connection that made me feel so happy to be around him. We were part of the same friends' group for a few years before our relationship spontaneously developed into something more. A few weeks before graduation, he asked me to be his girlfriend and I couldn't have been more excited to say yes. 
I knew he was the one pretty early on in our relationship when we started doing long distance. He would spend late Friday nights after work flying from Houston to Chicago just to spend a weekend together. One Thursday night, we were face timing each other and he noticed I was having a rough week in medical school. The next morning, I woke up to him by my side. Without me even saying anything, he knew how I was feeling and exactly how to fix it. I knew that day that he was the one I wanted by my side through it all. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
While I was finishing medical school with a few international rotations abroad, Aashish individually reached out to each of my family members and friends to help coordinate the proposal day. The day after med school graduation, my parents convinced me that we were doing a family photo shoot on my undergrad campus in Evanston before moving back to New York City. When I walked out onto the pier were our "photoshoot" was supposed to be, I noticed that my brothers and parents had disappeared from my side and the only person standing in front of me was Aashish. He was standing exactly where he had asked me to be his girlfriend four years prior. Right after he got on one knee, I noticed we were surrounded by our family, cheering him on to pop the question. Just when I thought it was over, he drove me to a cute restaurant where all of our friends were waiting to celebrate our big news!
 
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.
Honestly, a lot of the major planning credit for our wedding has to go to my siblings and cousins. I come from a huge family, and a lot of us got married this year. Particularly, my oldest brother and my cousin. We all put our heads together and found the best venues and vendors in the area. It was so much fun thinking of different themes we could all use and sending each other pictures of how we each imagined our big days to be. Before I knew it, we had all planned our own events in a unique way to represent each of our relationships. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother in law was the pillar behind my wedding dress shopping. We went to Delhi the December before the wedding. We took 6 days to shop as much as we could and find the perfect dress for me. After trying on hundreds of dresses, I found one that just felt right. I honestly did not start shopping with a specific color in mind, but definitely wanted to keep things semi-traditional with the red theme.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I planned the wedding in my first and second year of residency, which made the entire process pretty challenging. Most of our meetings with coordinators and venues happened when I was post-call and sleep deprived, which made for some pretty interesting ideas on my end. But towards the end of the process, I realized how much fun it was to fill my free time hanging out with my family members and Aashish to plan our big day. It would make my residency calls better because I was looking forward to all the excitement waiting for me at home.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests really appreciated how personalized our wedding was. Aashish and I love to dance and travel and we made sure that was obvious in each of our events. We also love our undergraduate university (Go U, NU!) so I made sure to add subtle hints of purple in things like my bouquet and wedding dress. Every step of the way, we thought about how we could make our wedding unique to the two of us and our relationship and I am glad that came across to our guests so elegantly. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Whenever I think back to the wedding I imagine the moment towards the end of the ceremony where we were sitting at the mandap with our parents and siblings. I remember looking out into the audience and seeing so many people we love there to support us on our big day. My heart was so full. 
 
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.
Sangeet: we did a fusion sangeet/garba to combine the North Indian/Punjabi culture with Gujurati traditions. The first half of the event was all dances. We made sure we had all of our friends and family participate in the dances somehow, even if it was just for a few seconds. This made the entire event so fun for everyone because so many people had a chance to show off their talents and also show us how much they love us! You could really feel the high energy in the room throughout the night and we loved that. 
 
Reception: our reception theme was travel. Nirali decor worked so hard to transform the ballroom into a midnight sky so people could feel like they are taking a flight through the clouds. We dropped small hints of travel in the cocktail area with portraits of me and Aashish at our favorite destinations around the world. Everyone's seating arrangements were placed on gold airplanes as well, so that really tied the travel theme together.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take it easy and remember that this day isn't just a party you are throwing for others. It is the day you are starting a new chapter with your soulmate. If you sit back and let others take care of the little things, it will make the day so much more meaningful for you. I remember the hour before walking down the aisle so clearly. I was just hanging out with my brothers and bridesmaids in our getting ready and we were having a blast just living in the moment.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our cake was in theme with the rest of our reception, which was travel themed. We had the cake decorators fondant a map of the world on one of the layers of the cake. See pictures for details!
 
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DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: Pearls Event and Co. | Sangeet Venue: The Westminster Hotel - Jennifer Copper | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Aysh Makeup | Photography: Ajit Singh Photography


Livingston, NJ Indian Wedding by Ajit Singh Photography

Happy Wedding Wednesday, dolls! The Indian wedding we are sharing today was fully covered by the talented Ajit Singh Photography and will take you through Nirali and Aashish's beautiful love journey! The lovely nuptials were planned by the premier event planning company, Pearls Event and Co., who brightly brought the couple’s vision to life from start to finish! Our lovely bride Nirali kicked off the hours before the ceremony by having her hair and makeup done by the beauty professional Aysh Makeup, slipping into a deep maroon lehenga and adorning herself with beaming jewels! Once all dolled up, she encountered her soulmate Aashish outside the wonderful Sheraton Parsippany Hotel! The handsome Raja donned a dreamy wedding combo that included an elegant golden sherwani, he paired it with red trousers and a beautiful turban that finally crowned the outfit! We’ve gathered all of our favorite moments in our full gallery for your delight. Don’t forget to stop by! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Aashish the first day of undergrad at Northwestern. We immediately formed a connection that made me feel so happy to be around him. We were part of the same friends' group for a few years before our relationship spontaneously developed into something more. A few weeks before graduation, he asked me to be his girlfriend and I couldn't have been more excited to say yes. 
I knew he was the one pretty early on in our relationship when we started doing long distance. He would spend late Friday nights after work flying from Houston to Chicago just to spend a weekend together. One Thursday night, we were face timing each other and he noticed I was having a rough week in medical school. The next morning, I woke up to him by my side. Without me even saying anything, he knew how I was feeling and exactly how to fix it. I knew that day that he was the one I wanted by my side through it all. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
While I was finishing medical school with a few international rotations abroad, Aashish individually reached out to each of my family members and friends to help coordinate the proposal day. The day after med school graduation, my parents convinced me that we were doing a family photo shoot on my undergrad campus in Evanston before moving back to New York City. When I walked out onto the pier were our "photoshoot" was supposed to be, I noticed that my brothers and parents had disappeared from my side and the only person standing in front of me was Aashish. He was standing exactly where he had asked me to be his girlfriend four years prior. Right after he got on one knee, I noticed we were surrounded by our family, cheering him on to pop the question. Just when I thought it was over, he drove me to a cute restaurant where all of our friends were waiting to celebrate our big news!
 
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.
Honestly, a lot of the major planning credit for our wedding has to go to my siblings and cousins. I come from a huge family, and a lot of us got married this year. Particularly, my oldest brother and my cousin. We all put our heads together and found the best venues and vendors in the area. It was so much fun thinking of different themes we could all use and sending each other pictures of how we each imagined our big days to be. Before I knew it, we had all planned our own events in a unique way to represent each of our relationships. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother in law was the pillar behind my wedding dress shopping. We went to Delhi the December before the wedding. We took 6 days to shop as much as we could and find the perfect dress for me. After trying on hundreds of dresses, I found one that just felt right. I honestly did not start shopping with a specific color in mind, but definitely wanted to keep things semi-traditional with the red theme.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I planned the wedding in my first and second year of residency, which made the entire process pretty challenging. Most of our meetings with coordinators and venues happened when I was post-call and sleep deprived, which made for some pretty interesting ideas on my end. But towards the end of the process, I realized how much fun it was to fill my free time hanging out with my family members and Aashish to plan our big day. It would make my residency calls better because I was looking forward to all the excitement waiting for me at home.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests really appreciated how personalized our wedding was. Aashish and I love to dance and travel and we made sure that was obvious in each of our events. We also love our undergraduate university (Go U, NU!) so I made sure to add subtle hints of purple in things like my bouquet and wedding dress. Every step of the way, we thought about how we could make our wedding unique to the two of us and our relationship and I am glad that came across to our guests so elegantly. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Whenever I think back to the wedding I imagine the moment towards the end of the ceremony where we were sitting at the mandap with our parents and siblings. I remember looking out into the audience and seeing so many people we love there to support us on our big day. My heart was so full. 
 
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.
Sangeet: we did a fusion sangeet/garba to combine the North Indian/Punjabi culture with Gujurati traditions. The first half of the event was all dances. We made sure we had all of our friends and family participate in the dances somehow, even if it was just for a few seconds. This made the entire event so fun for everyone because so many people had a chance to show off their talents and also show us how much they love us! You could really feel the high energy in the room throughout the night and we loved that. 
 
Reception: our reception theme was travel. Nirali decor worked so hard to transform the ballroom into a midnight sky so people could feel like they are taking a flight through the clouds. We dropped small hints of travel in the cocktail area with portraits of me and Aashish at our favorite destinations around the world. Everyone's seating arrangements were placed on gold airplanes as well, so that really tied the travel theme together.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take it easy and remember that this day isn't just a party you are throwing for others. It is the day you are starting a new chapter with your soulmate. If you sit back and let others take care of the little things, it will make the day so much more meaningful for you. I remember the hour before walking down the aisle so clearly. I was just hanging out with my brothers and bridesmaids in our getting ready and we were having a blast just living in the moment.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our cake was in theme with the rest of our reception, which was travel themed. We had the cake decorators fondant a map of the world on one of the layers of the cake. See pictures for details!
 
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DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: Pearls Event and Co. | Sangeet Venue: The Westminster Hotel - Jennifer Copper | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Aysh Makeup | Photography: Ajit Singh Photography


Yorba Linda, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

You can almost hear the champagne glasses toasting and the cheers from every guest at the elegant East Room of the marvelous Richard Nixon Library for Ritika and Nik’s wedding reception! The special occasion had the premier entertainment company, Fusion Sounds, playing the best music and providing the most creative lighting system. Cake Korner was present too, delivering the sweetest and undoubtedly delicious two-tier wedding cake! Kumba Events took the décor to the next level, creating a fabulous party palace with vibrantly-colored blooms as centerpieces and a charming sweetheart stage. With a little bit of glitz and glam, Angievacamakeup made our Maharani Ritika look flawless in her evening attire! Her bright peach lehenga design and a light gold jewelry set added the finishing touches to her traditional look. Once again, Lin & Jirsa Photography brought their artistic style to each snap and our favorites are all showcased in our full gallery, so join me there for more wedding magic!  

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Can’t wait to share more wedding stories with you, tomorrow!

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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Venues: The Richard Nixon Library | Lighting: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Angievacamakeup | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Planning & Design: Sweet Blossom Weddings | Floral & Decor: Kumba Events | Bridal Fashions: The French Darjee | Cake & Treats: Cake Korner | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography


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