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Surat, India Indian Wedding by Wedbyshah

Happy Friday, beautiful Maharanis! We are glad you could join us today because we are about to unveil a new love story filled with magic, romance, and charm. So don't hesitate and get ready to enjoy Dhwani & Akhil's wedding coming to us from Surat, India. When these lovebirds decided they wanted to start their happily ever after in India, they knew that their wedding celebration had to be extraordinary to keep up with the beauty that India has to offer. And just by taking a glance at the shots captured by Wedbyshah, we can agree that this celebration exceeded all expectations. Everything was amazing! This lovely young couple took their love to the Avadh Utopia Surat to tie the knot and start a lifetime of happiness and marriage. And thanks to Avsar Events, each ceremony and celebration overflowed with so much beauty and flair that it was almost impossible to describe it. Still, it was our gorgeous Maharani who stole the show! She looked like a goddess throughout the entire celebrations, thanks to Ankeeta, who did a phenomenal job taking care of Dhwani's beauty needs! If you want to keep enjoying today's lovely wedding, don't miss the gallery we have prepared for today. We are sure you will love it and get tons of inspiring ideas to start planning your wedding!

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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 wanted to make sure our wedding was special memorable and unique. Due to covid restrictions, we had an intimate wedding with 200 guests and for the groom side, it was more of a destination wedding so they had booked a resort for 3 days where we had all the wedding functions. Utmost care was taken and we had ensured event planners to be there to help our guests when needed.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Yes I wanted hot pink color, we did video calling to Asopoalav store for Indian bridal lengha and I liked the detailing work with hot pink color so we picked it.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable process was about seeing things come inflow. Grooms family had customized cabin luggage bags with our wedding hashtag for all the guests which was a special touch. Also, we had all the events with a theme, sangeet had Bollywood theme decor and dance. The reception was sit down style dinner. The wedding had a center stage for varmala and mandap was of cream and pink color matching groom and bride outfits shade

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Since it was an intimate wedding guest felt special and we ensured they were a part of the journey with us. They enjoyed all the functions and special customized gifts we had for them

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes, the groom had a special Mehendi: Proud Groom of Dhwani which was very special for me. Also during the pheras he had 7 custom vows for me:

1) (7/7) I vow to live this ADventure with you.
Let's be silly together. Let's just be stupid and eat unhealthy things (but also workout) and make bad decisions ( but also be responsible). Let's learn that shuffle. Let's stay up late and watch FRIENDS or any episode and then run around like crazies in the morning. Let's do it! It’ll be an adventure. Let's live for the moments! Let's make memories! 

2) (1/7) I vow to always come to you.
I promise that your hand will be the only hand I clutch when I spot a flying insect or when there's turbulence on a plane. I promise to come to you with all the gossip and I'll also come to you to vent out after a bad day. I'll come to you when I'm happy when I'm sad when I'm nervous when I'm scared when I'm excited, but I'll always come to you!

3) (2/7) I vow to be a good listener.
I want your worst- give me your bad days at work, your long commutes and traffic jams, your lost keys, your missed alarms, your annoying phone calls, bounced cheques, bad wifi, your low battery... give me your every day, and I will give you my love, a strong shoulder and both my ears, to make it alright.

4) 3/7) I vow to guide you with your best interest at my heart.
I promise to tell you what you can pull off clothes-wise and be honest when it's not just working. I’ll motivate you every time you want to take the next step. I’ll call you out too when I feel you’re wrong. I’ll be your friend, philosopher and I’ll always want what's best for you.

5) 4/7) I vow to love and respect you.
Even as you scan through all those movies without picking one to watch. Even as you come up with very questionable ideas. Even when you Yawn mid-conversation. Even if you love pineapple pizza topping or eat vanilla ice cream. I'm going to love you and going to keep you.

6) (5/7) I vow to always be there for you when you need me. Sometimes, even when you don't need me.
I promise to comfort you when you order pineapple pizza or when you prefer cheesecake over chocolate cake. My only wish is to be the person you chose to sit next to in the room with all the people in history ever.

7) (6/7) I vow to try and have the tolerance and patience that love demands. To speak when words are required and share the silence when they are not. I promise I’ll try to be patient as we both adjust, find our way, find our groove and create our own perfect world.

This was the best moment that the groom had given thought to and make my(brides) day so special. It really meant a lot to me. He took efforts to ensure the day was special and memorable

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Make sure you book your makeup artist in advance. I had done air spray make-up on wedding and reception day as I didn't want too much extra makeup and that turned out well.

That is all for today, darlings! See you on Monday for more.

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Venue: Avadh Utopia Surat | Planning & Design: Avsar Events | Floral & Decor: Avsar Events | Hair & Makeup: Ankeeta | Catering: Avadh Utopia Surat | DJ: Avsar Events | Cinematography: Wedbyshah | Photography: Wedbyshah


Dallas, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by MnM Photography

Ladies, the wedding of Karla & Umesh is now live in the Platinum Guide Blog. We hope you enjoy it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Umesh had just moved to Phoenix after completing his residency and was starting his Geriatric Fellowship. I was working in Urogynecology at the time, and he so happened to have one of his rotations in the clinic I was working. Our paths crossed in the operating room during a patient case, and I am so grateful for that. I never thought I would recognize when someone was 'the one.' People always told me I would 'know' when someone was the right one for me, but I could never quite conceptualize that until I met Umesh. I knew he was the one for multiple reasons. Our values aligned; family has always been very important to both of us. We have always had healthy conflicts; he is always receptive to feedback and also respects boundaries. He has always been so open and honest; he lets me vent. He encourages me to make time for the aspects of my life outside of our relationship that also make me happy. He has helped my relationships with family and friends flourish and become even better and more stable. He has always felt like home; he sparked a light in a time of darkness for me. He has helped me see what it means to feel secure emotionally, physically, and mentally.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Umesh proposed on his birthday weekend. We had a group of friends join us at an Airbnb in Flagstaff as we had plans to go skiing/snowboarding. The morning of, a spontaneous hike was scheduled with the entire group. Everyone knew I was not keen on hiking but was agreeable as this is something Umesh wanted to do on his birthday weekend. The weather outside was perfect, and the scenery was beautiful. As we got 15 minutes into the hike, I started seeing rose petals on the ground and increasing by number. I automatically thought we would ruin someone else's surprise, so I turned around to try and push everyone in the opposite direction, but they kept moving me forward. Next thing you know, I turn around, and Umesh is down on one knee asking me to marry him.

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 knew we needed a wedding planner since we were getting married in Dallas, TX, and we live in Phoenix, AZ. We found Samiya with SB Events Co. and could not be more grateful to her and her team. She made the planning process very stress-free. She understood our vision and guided and directed us towards vendors that would make our dream wedding come to life. We got married at Omni Dallas Hotel. We had multiple ceremonies throughout the weekend, and Samiya worked side by side with their events coordinator to ensure things ran smoothly. Ms. Painted Lady (Alex) did my hair and make-up for the Hindu ceremony, western ceremony, and reception. The remainder of her team made sure the bridesmaids looked flawless. My Sangeet lehenga was from Chamee and Palak, Bombay, India. Their customer service was amazing! And the quality of the lehenga was stunning! It fit me perfectly. My Reception lehenga was from Studio D Dallas, Divya. My wedding planner had provided me with this vendor's information. She was so amazing throughout the process. And she was very accommodating, considering I could only fly to Dallas for fittings twice due to the pandemic. The lehenga was an absolute show stopper! My western ceremony dress was from Mariee Bridal in Scottsdale, AZ. The staff was accommodating and organized. We used DJ Riz for entertainment/DJ. He brought the excitement, especially during the Baraat, to hype up the crowd. He played a good blend of Bollywood and Latin hits along with top 40, which made the Sangeet and Reception fun-filled events. Our wedding theme was very modern with a touch of Indo-Mexican traditions. We used Events by Faiza, and she was terrific. We were only able to meet with her in person once due to COVID at that time. However, she was able to replicate our vision, and she made it all come to life. Our decor for Sangeet was much more colorful and lively. We incorporated both Indian and Mexican traditions. We had a bindi/bangle bar and henna station. We also had sombreros, maracas, and fans (abanicos) for our guests. The Hindu ceremony was grand - a lot of florals mixed with golds and a mirrored aisle. The western ceremony was simple yet elegant with acrylic accents and white floral arrangements. We had this ceremony outside with the views of Downtown Dallas. The reception was captivating. We had LED walls along with our DJ. We had a breathtaking floral ceiling treatment above the dance floor with our monogram in gold. We had Folklorico dancers and mariachi performances. DJ Riz made sure the dance floor was never empty. We had the pleasure of working with MNM Photography. I could not be happier with their work. Murtuza's style and attention to detail drew us to him and his team. We are forever grateful for the fantastic and beautiful memories he was able to capture for us.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
As we look back on our wedding, our guests loved how effortlessly our cultures blended. A lot of our traditions (although different in their ways) symbolize the same values. It was a very emotional experience, and we are so glad that our guests could be a part of it with us. I loved seeing my grandfather (who speaks very little English) walking over to Umesh's aunts and uncles from India and introducing himself. We were able to see our families mesh so well together after only having just met is something that we will always hold on to.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The seamless connection among Indian and Mexican cultures and how receptive and welcoming both families were to each other throughout each event.

Make sure to join us tomorrow for a new romantic love story!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Floral & Decor: Events by Faiza | Planning & Design: SB Events Co | Venue: Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas | Hair & Makeup: MS Painted Lady - MUA Alexandria Dixon | Catering: Peacock Elite | Desserts: Bimini Sweets | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs | Transportation: Brazos Carriage - Tracy Pratt | Ballet: SIMA Ballet Folklorico | Photography: MnM Photography | Saree Draping & Styling: Purvi Patel | Mariachi Band: Mariachi Aventurero | Bridal Gown - Western Ceremony: Marie Bridal Scottsdale | Bridal Wear Sangeet: Chamee and Palak | Day of Stationery: JPC Graphics and Disha Maszepa


Columbia, SC Engagement Photoshoot by Hakim's Studio

Ladies, the engagement of Paramveer & Amandeep is now live in the Platinum Guide Blog. We hope you enjoy it!

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Woodland Park, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Rohini & Vatsal's wedding is now available in our Platinum Guide Blog. 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"?
We first met through a set up by my sister and her friend from high school, who happened to be my now-husband's employee. They thought we would be a perfect match, and they were right! Our first date (despite several last-minute cancellations on my part) was at a speakeasy in NYC. It felt like we knew each other forever. I appreciated his corny jokes and he appreciated my sass. I don't think there was ever a moment I knew Vatsal was the one - our entire relationship felt so natural and just felt like we were always meant to be together.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were in Morocco on a ten-day vacation. Our final stop in Morocco was the Sahara Desert. Little did I know, but Vatsal had initially made several plans including a beautiful layout and a private photographer, which were all thwarted by last-minute cancellations by the local vendors. This did not stop him, however, and the morning after our stay in the desert, he asked a local man to take our photo on his iPhone at sunrise. As the sun rose over the sand dunes, he got down on one knee, and the proposal was absolutely perfect!

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 began planning soon after our engagement and our first stop was to find the venue. The minute we set foot into Westmount Country Club, we fell in love. We felt so at home there, and could picture our wedding there. Bobby from Westmount was with us every step of the way, and even through the pandemic, was able to ease our worries. Everything fell into place after that. The rest of our vendors were chosen similarly, with intuition, and we usually went with our gut reactions. We chose vendors that we felt we meshed well with, and the vendors almost felt like friends (and really were at the end of this process!). Nate and Thanh from Lightyear studios made us feel so comfortable and are true artists - we both feel awkward in front of the camera but we knew Nate and Thanh would put us at ease! They were truly amazing, and their work speaks for itself. Pauline from Flawless by Pauline did my hair and makeup, and was able to help me achieve the clean, light on makeup look that I desired. Dhara from Mehndikalogie did an amazing job with my intricate mehndi. Matt from MDL events made beautiful floral arrangements. DJ Vik and the rest of the M4U events team produced a banging party. And finally, our day-of coordinators led by Arun from Detailed Affairs made our wedding day seamless. Despite being only a day-of coordinator, Arun was with us throughout the month leading up to our wedding, calming our nerves. All our vendors were truly outstanding, and helped us to have a perfect wedding day.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I really wanted a red lehenga, but one with pink accents to make it a little different than the typical wedding lehenga. Because of my work schedule in residency, I was unable to go to India to get my outfits, but my amazing sister looked for me (when she was conveniently getting her own!). Through 2am facetimes, I was able to choose a beautiful red and pink lehenga purchased from Delhi.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Cake tasting - because I have a huge sweet tooth!
In reality, wedding planning can be extremely stressful, but I tried to enjoy the moments I got to spend with Vatsal talking about our wedding. It was exciting to think about our future and spending the rest of our lives together.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The hype and the party! All guests were vaccinated and restrictions in NJ were just lifted, and this was the first time in over a year that many were attending an event. It was so exciting to see family and friends. DJ Vik and the M4U events team put on an amazing party, and our guests were dancing all night!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The first look was the most special moment for me. Neither of us are criers, but we both shed (more than a few) tears when we first saw each other. It was really the only moment we had with just the two of us, and felt so intimate and personal. It was a perfect moment to start the rest of our lives.

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.
For our Mehndi night, we wanted a Moroccan themed evening since we got engaged in Morocco. Abdel Habibi Morocco NY was amazing - he brought stunning decor and even went above and beyond to set it up last minute. He made our night so special and so reminiscent of our engagement!
Our sangeet night was held at a local hotel, and was filled with performances by friends and family, and ended with a garba/raas dance that all guests joined!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Easier said than done, but try not to stress about the small things on your wedding day! There were certainly a few things on my day that didn't go as planned, and there will be in yours too, but in the end, ZERO people noticed the things that went "wrong" and only remembered the amazing moments such as walk down the aisle, exchange of garlands, first dance, partying on the dance floor. Don't sweat the small details and try to enjoy every moment, because it's over before you know it.

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Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | DJ: M4U Events | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Hasbrouck Heights | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The One and Only Westmount Country Club | Cake & Treats: Baonanas | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Eatontown, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by House of Talent Studio

Hello, ladies! Get ready to enjoy Trushti & Nikhil's fusion wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
He is a pilot and i work in an IT firm, i was flying to california to see my sister for holidays that's when my mom sent me his bio data. We met after that and the rest is history.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Best proposal ever, he was going to take me around new york city in those small planes and he was going to fly. That morning he made some excuse and he told me to go, i didn't want to go without him but he was adamant. His friend was going to take me around now, we were doing the pre-checks on the runway, and suddenly I saw him . I got happy thinking that he is coming with me now.All of a sudden I heard bollywood music and he was bending on one knee, i came out and I saw all my friends, my sister and everyone standing in the back with the will you marry me sign. It started raining when i said yes.

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 always wanted all the events at one place, so I was looking for a venue that had multiple locations  for different ceremonies and also we had a hotel upstairs so it was convenient for all guests to stay in. When I saw Sheraton for the first time, I was in love with the beautiful chandelier all over and all the modern vibes. They had a beautiful outdoor location where we did our wedding ceremony under the sun.
For me the decor was the most important thing because it can definitely add an extra wow factor to the place. Weddingdesign & Decor team were perfect. We chose beautiful fresh flowers décor for our wedding ceremony and for reception we did a completely different look. Royal blue theme with hint of gold. Our guests loved both the decor because it was so different from each other.
For my Hair & Makeup I hired  Dawn & Marisa, They did my makeup & hair at my SIL's wedding. I didn't even think twice before booking them. Marissa did an amazing job with all my looks, the makeup was so fresh and clean. I showed Dawn exactly what i wanted with my hair, different hairstyle for each events. Everyone loved it. They are the best.
As our wedding planner we hired Detailed Affairs team , literally best decision ever. They were on point starting from vendor meetings, walkthrough. They literally took care of everything.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always want to wear red on my wedding day but i was looking for something unique. Because of the pandemic i was not able to go to India for my wedding shopping, so i shopped all the outfits online including jewelry for all events. When i saw the video out of my wedding outfit for the first, i was in love with the outfit. It was exactly what i wanted  , gorgeous and unique.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Planning a wedding during pandemic is STRESSFUL !!! I planned everything from here as India was under strict lockdown, got all my pre-events, wedding & reception outfits online. I also got all my Jewelry for all events online. I used to be on calls & video calls with all the vendors until 2-3 am everyday. Instagram was a savior, I used to look for different designers, outfits, and all trending styles 24*7. Funny part , now I get a message that my screen time has reduced  by 60% post wedding LOL. The best part after all the stress is looking at everything coming together, trust me best feeling ever.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All the guests loved the Wedding & reception decor. They also loved the idea of outdoor wedding, we lucked out on the weather, it was freezing outside for all our pre-events and I really wanted outdoor wedding , it was 75  degrees. They also loved the flash mob dances, for my sister, Sil & bridal party walk, I asked them to do a small dance, instead of just walking in. Still obsessed over that

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
At our wedding when nikhil was putting the sindoor on my forehead, it fell on my nose. Everyone kept saying that means he loves you alot. I had the biggest smile on my face.

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.
People always say  the wedding is always about the bride, i wanted it to be about nikhil as well. I got customized kalree with small airplanes hanging, he absolutely loved it. I did small gestures with airplanes, we had airplanes on our cake. The  Reception seating chart was something different related to aviation.
For the wedding we had a lively baraat procession consisting of Bollywood bangers, colorful smoke bombs and choreographed performance by the groom's sisters & brothers on our family's favorite song "chotte chotte bhaiyo ke" . Following his energetic entry, I made my way to the mandap with my sister. It was a perfect sunny day  & our gorgeous fresh flower mandap looked perfect . And, ending it all on a high note, we drove off as newlyweds in our Slingshot Car.
A grand party that celebrated our love along with our loved ones,  the reception was packed with glitz and glamour. Nikhil and I made a smashing choreographed entry on the ‘Aeroplane’ song. Furthermore, touching speeches by our friends, siblings, and parents added an emotional touch to the event.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
For all the other Bride-To- Be i would say The big day will be over before you  even realise it, don't stress over the details. Just Enjoy. Always go with what you & your partner want, remember it's your day not anyone else's.  Pick everything that you both like, don't think twice if you love it, don't forget you will remember this day for the rest of your life , so no regrets. A wedding should be an expression of your unique style & story together.

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Photography: House of Talent Studio | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | Sangeet Venue: Sheraton Eatontown Hotel | Ceremony Venue: Sheraton Eatontown Hotel | Reception Venue: Sheraton Eatontown Hotel | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design Decor | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Marrisa & Hair Guru | Catering: Moghul catering | DJ: Allure DJ | Baraat: Allure DJ | Bridal Fashions - Wedding: Marwar Couture | Bridal Fashions - Reception: Payal Keyal | Bridal Fashions - Haldi: KYNAH | Bridal Fashions - Mehndi: Qbik | Bridal Jewelry - Wedding: Riana jewellery | Bridal Jewelry - Reception: Aetee Designs | Bridal Jewelry - Haldi: Florista | Bridal Jewelry - Mehndi: AZOTIIQUE by Varun Raheja | Cake & Treats: Chocolate Carousel | Photo Booth: Allure DJs


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