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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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Dorado, Puerto Rico Indian Fusion Wedding by Esteban Daniel Photography

Happy Monday, ladies! We hope you are ready to start a new week because we are starting hard! Today we are taking you on a trip to Puerto Rico so you can enjoy all the beauty surrounding Debora & Omar's big wedding festivities! So, get your travel documents with you, and get ready to dive into this romantic story! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at the Mehndi ceremony that marked the start for the festivities! Rosalina Torres planned this bright and joyful event down to the smallest detail, and we absolutely loved the final result. The spectacular and colorful decoration put together by Emilio Olabarrieta was mesmerizing, and it could only be overtaken by the love and beauty of our sweet Debora, who attended this pre-wedding ceremony looking like a vision of beauty. She embraced her new culture wearing a dual-tone lengha with golden embroidery, very well complemented with the flawless makeup and hairstyle by Ingrid Rivera. The whole night centered around our lovely duo and the fantastic  Mehndi designed by Karina Stella, who created an impressive artwork. And thanks to Esteban Daniel Photography, we can take a peek to this colorful and traditional ceremony, just like if we were there. Remember that you can always visit our full gallery to take a closer look at this dazzling event! Believe us; it is going to leave you speechless.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in our first year of residency (post medical school training for our respective specialties). I knew he was the one when he started speaking fluent Spanish to me!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had invited all of our closest friends from all over the USA to our house in Phoenix to celebrate his birthday (or so I thought). We have a beautiful balcony in our house that overlooks the mountains and right at sunset, after we all sang him a happy birthday on the balcony he said "I made a wish, let's see if it comes true" and he got down on one knee and proposed. Nobody knew! It was a surprise to all of us.
 
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 hired a wedding planner from Puerto Rico and she helped us with everything. Experience was great!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
R. I looked at all the designers websites and Instagram pages and fell in love with Ali Xeeshan.
I knew I wanted a bright multi colored lehenga for the mehndi and a traditional red/gold one for the reception.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Planning this together as a couple and all the trips to PR.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they loved how unique it was and how involved we were in the whole process. They also loved that they felt taken care of the whole weekend and that everyone had so much joy and love for one another.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, the speeches.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process and don't stress over the little things (easier said than done).
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Thank you so much for featuring us! We are truly honored.
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Sangeet Venue: Casa de España | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Su Casa - Dorado Beach a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Planning & Design: Rosalina Torres | Floral & Decor: Emilio Olabarrieta | Hair & Makeup: Ingrid Rivera | Catering: Chef Pinero | DJ: Big J | Baraat: Saak Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Ali Xeeshan | Cake & Treats: Su Casa - Dorado Beach a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Cinematography: Ray Roman Films | Favors: Delighted by Yare | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Paper Crafts PR | Mehndi Artist: Karina Stella | Tuxedos: Brother's Tailors and Clothing Co. | Bride's Wedding Dress for Western Ceremony: Pronovias | Groom's Tuxedo Jacket for Reception: Hugo Boss | Photography (Mehndi): Esteban Daniel Photography | Photography: Ray Roman Films


Fairfield, CA Sikh Wedding by Sameer Soorma Studios

Happy Friday, ladies! Another week has gone by, and we are more than excited to have had your company. We always enjoy having you around, and that's why we strive to bring you the best of the best in the wedding realm, and today it is no exception! Manpreet & Amandeep's Sikh wedding celebration is a cornucopia of colors, elegance, tradition, and love that we are sure will blow your mind! So, get ready to enjoy it! For this installment, the good friends from Sameer Soorma Studios are taking us on a visual journey through Manpreet's Mehndi night held at her house in Santa Rosa, CA. And, oh boy, every single photo is fantastic! As you scroll down, you'll notice how every single shot is even more enchanting and mesmerizing than the previous one. A talent available to just a handful of artists! The bright and bold decor crafted by Touch of Elegance Decor mirrored the vibrant look of our gorgeous Maharani after being fully glamorized by Neetu Josh Art Co. The whole night centered around the intricate Mehndi outlined by Mehndi Designer which sealed the deal for this gorgeous Maharani, adding an extra touch of traditional flair to her innate beauty! If you want to take a closer look at this joyful event, make sure to take a peek at today's gallery! And if that is not enough, you cannot miss Sameer Soorma Studios' visual masterpiece featured in today's Video Blog!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Aman and I met through mutual family friends. When I first saw him, I told myself, “oh no, definitely not. He can’t be the one”. We first met at Starbucks and exchanged some conversations. After the conversation at the Starbucks we happened to figure out that this friendship will go further than we expected. I was surprised by his generosity. 
 
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 had about 5 months to plan the entire wedding including booking Venues and vendors. We rushed in to book all the venues and vendors that we liked before they get booked. It was overwhelming at first since there wasn’t enough time to plan everything but we made work out great.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted to wear traditional red color for the wedding day. I went to India to shop for wedding outfits, jewelry and accessories.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I enjoyed traveling and shopping even though it was stressful but I enjoyed it.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Guests loved the wedding and my whole family being there for me. Everyone was impressed by my family being there and hosting the wedding all together.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The special moment at my wedding that constantly replays in my mind is getting glammed up with my outfits and makeup. I just love getting full glammed!
 
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 hired one decor vendor for all the wedding events including Mehandi, jaago, wedding and reception. We were very specific about decor theme, colors we want for each event. It was a lot of work and planning things in small details so everything can go smooth for the events.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
It can be very stressful to plan the entire wedding and sometimes you forget to enjoy the moments because your too busy planning and stressing out for your big day, don’t forget to enjoy each moment. Cherish them! This is your moment.
Wedding doesn’t have to be expensive but to be memorable.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My Mehandi was done by Neeta Sharma @mehndidesiger
Makeup& hair for all events by NeetuJosh @neetujosh_artco
Decor: Touch of Elegance Decor
Photography: @sameersoorma
Link to Highlight Video:
https://vimeo.com/380189085 

Don't go too far, ladies! We still have much more to share with you!
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Photography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Cinematography: Sameer Soorma Studios | Mehndi Venue: Bride's House | Brides Maiyan / Jaggo / Chooda: Bride's House | Grooms Maiyan / Jaggo: Community Hall Near Groom's House | Grooms Shagun: Community Hall Near Groom's House | Ceremony Venue: Guru Nanak Sikh Temple | Reception Venue: Aria Dining & Banquets Fine Indian Cuisine | Florist: Nazooq Petals | Decor: Touch of Elegance Decor | Hair & Makeup: Neetu Josh Art Co | DJ: Absolute Weddings | Mehndi Artist: Mehndi Designer


Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We missed you during this long weekend, and we were dying to share all the insights of Shaza & Shivam's wedding with you! So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy it! We are starting by taking a look at a Mehndi celebration, and hold on tight ladies because this Mehndi is like on you haven't seen in quite a while! As soon as you lay your eyes on the fantastic shots captured by Priyanca Rao Photography, you'll know why we were so eager to share this celebration with you! Just take a look at the gorgeous color palette used for this Mehndi! Mesmerizing! Partyland Sajawat mirrored the beauty and the violet/purple hues chosen by Shaza & Shivam, and crafted a beautifully enchanting decor that everyone loved! However, nothing was quite as beautiful as our gorgeous Maharani! She attended this fun-loving event looking like a princess thanks to Mohsin Naveed Ranjha, who took care of her beauty needs, and Kinza Amer and Priyanka Babariya, who took care of her hairstyle and makeup needs! Everything surrounding this pre-wedding event was fantastic! No wonder why this wedding celebration featured in our Best of 2019 Magazine! If you want to check more of this vibrant Mehndi celebration, don miss today's full gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Senior year of high school, a friend of mine was at my house in mid March. We were 17 and thinking about prom. Who we wanted to go with, what color we would wear, when is the earliest we could go shopping for a dress. That same day, my friend used my phone to call her friend Shivam. He had gotten into a minor car accident earlier that day.
 
The next day (now having his phone number), I decided to text and check up on him. From that moment on, we didn’t stop talking. And nearly 12 years later here we are!
 
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.
This may sound crazy, but in hindsight, I planned our wedding around the three layer pearl and gold necklace I wore on my wedding day. My Nana Jaan (maternal grandfather) gifted it to my mother and she wore it on her wedding day. From the moment I saw it, I could see myself walking towards my future husband wearing something that is so special to me. Because of the style of the necklace, I knew I wanted our wedding to be very traditional, classy, and slightly Mughal.
 
I’m shocked at how everything fell into place so perfectly. We picked the Marigold as our wedding venue exactly six months before the reception date and the mehndi venue just three months before the event date. Then came my clothes.
 
For my makeup, I had reached out to Mona Chebli and Priyanka Babariya. Mona has done nearly all my friends wedding makeups in the past, and Priyanka has done my makeup for a photo shoot years ago so I knew I could trust them both. One thing I am happy about is choosing two different makeup and hair stylists. Mona loves a very glowy, shimmery, ethereal look which worked out perfectly for my mehndi hair and makeup, while Priyanka knew exactly what I wanted when all I told her was “dark brown smoked out sultry eyes and a neutral lip”. Kinza Amer is another person I blindly trusted to do my reception hair. I showed her just one picture five minutes before getting started and I couldn’t have asked for a better look.
 
Lastly, our decor was done by Partyland Sajawat. It is run by a mother-daughter team. Sachi is the extremely creative daughter. She's all about new concepts and not reusing old designs. We wanted the three arches and she had them custom made for us exactly how we wanted. Sachi did the most elaborate work compared to other decorators and she actually took the time to sketch out our vision, whereas the others just scrolled through their photo albums to show us what they've done in the past. Our decor was 100% customized by us and Sachi.
 
Our overall experience was not so bad considering we chose to plan three big events in just six months and we proudly did it all on our own, without a planner. We are lucky to have amazing friends and family who helped with so many of the little details that helped in a tremendous way.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For the mehndi lehnga, I chose to go with Mohsin Naveed Ranjha. I chose each of the three pieces separately and the end result was simply stunning. My earrings were from BlossomBox which had arrived just the morning of the event! And the matha patti and jade ring were borrowed from my childhood friend and maid of honor.
 
My reception gown was much harder to select. I had seen a beautiful mauve pink shade that I loved and knew that it would look beautiful as a fitted gown with a long train, covered in silver bead work. After rummaging through countless websites, Instagrams and Facebook pages of designers, I reached out to Marium from @theluxurious786. I was a little apprehensive to trust someone with my reception gown, but Marium came with rave reviews. I sent Marium the style I wanted along with the mauve shade and from that minute on I blindly trusted her to work her magic. The gown was exactly what I had hoped for and the intricate beadwork was exquisite.
 
Both my mehndi lehnga and reception gown came on the Wednesday before the weekend of our events, which could be quite stressful, but I know in the end everything works out if it’s meant to, and in this case it did!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Customizing absolutely everything! When does one ever get a chance to have a 450 person event where every detail is created by them? I grew up drawing and painting and I now create custom cakes as a creative outlet. From making mehndi thaalis to sketching my wedding gown, every detail of our wedding screamed Shaza & Shivam. Working together to create the wedding of our dreams was an incredible process.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take a second during your wedding to step back from the friends and family and photographs and take it all in. All those months of planning go by in the blink of an eye. Don’t sweat the little details, and give people the benefit of the doubt when you think they’re not stepping up to help you.

More coming down the road, so stay tuned!
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Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Venues: The Marigold | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Hair: Kinza Amer | Makeup: Priyanka Babariya | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: Powerhouse DJ’s | Bridal Fashions (Mehndi): Mohsin Naveed Ranjha | Bridal Fashions (Reception): Marium | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake & Treats (Dessert): Radhika Chinai | Cinematography: Buds Palola | Groom's Outfit: Suit Supply | Groom's Shoes: Gucci


Huntington Beach, CA Pakistani Wedding by Samson Productions

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! If you were looking for inspiring ideas to start planning your upcoming wedding, you've come to the right place! Ammarah & Mubashir's wedding festivities overflow with all the things we love: elegance, joy, traditional style, and above all, lots of love! No wonder why it made its way into the Best of 2019 Magazine! Hands down, this love story is one you don't want to miss! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at a luxurious and full flair Mehndi night held inside the halls of the Renaissance Banquet. The interiors of this exclusive venue became the epicenter of all the merriment and traditional style that surrounded this pre-wedding celebration, and oh boy, what an event it was! Everyone had a great time dancing, chatting, and sharing the happiness of these betrothed! And we so wish we were there, as every single shot captured by the talented team from Samson Productions showcases a fun-loving event that makes us put a smile on our faces and makes us want to dance! If you can't get enough of this fun Mehndi night, make sure to take a look at the gallery that we have prepared for today. It is fantastic! But don't take our word, go check it out by yourself and get ready to be enchanted by so much beauty! So get ready to enjoy it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my Groom through family connections. I was at a wedding and Mubashir approached me. I remember being incredibly nervous from the attention, but I instantly knew he was “the one”. Kind, gentle, and respectful— everything I had dreamed of. He recalls that he felt the exact same way about me… he was nervous yet knew that he would regret if he didn’t walk over and talk to me. Grateful for our instant and deep connection every day since our first meeting.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We went to a rooftop breakfast at the Montage in Beverly Hills, while a special location, I wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary. However, he completely surprised me! When I walked into the restaurant, I was stunned because there were roses everywhere and a beautiful sign asking, “will you marry me?” Friends and family joined us for our special brunch, and it was such a memorable event.
 
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 a wedding can be one of the most exciting, yet intimidating things you’ll ever do. Luckily, I had my mother’s support and she was the greatest in making sure every single detail was executed perfectly! Because we worked together, we were able to achieve more. We made sure that we clearly articulated our vision for the wedding to all of the planners and we developed timelines for key events leading up to the big day. My overall experience was excellent from picking a venue (at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach), to hair and makeup, and wedding décor (by 2Create Designs)— which I contribute to a combination of teamwork, proper planning, and good luck.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Because of my Pakistani background I wore traditional red. I was not confident in this color at first because I do not normally wear red. However, I was astonished at how beautiful my bridal lengha was, once I let go of expectations, I was able to fully embrace the beauty of red. The lengha was artfully embellished and flowy—it made for a memorable event.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was working so closely with my mother. I think our relationship deepened through the process and I am very grateful we were able to share this experience together. My mom reminded me to stay centered and grounded throughout the process. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests were really impressed with the personal touch of our wedding. We made a point to personally connect with as many guests as we possibly could and worked to ensure everyone was having a great time! Additionally, we shared wedding photos and videos with everyone, so they could see how they were a part of our special day.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
During dinner, Mubashir and I invited wedding guests to come up and greet us. This was an incredibly amazing experience as I realized how much love and support, we have from our family and friends. The kind words that everyone shared are still with me today and constantly replay in my head. I feel very fortunate to know how many people truly care about us and our future together.
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
I had a beautiful bridal shower in Newport Beach two weeks before the wedding. I wore a white dress and had my guests dress in pastel colors. We had lunch and a tea party, which fit the Southern California weather. We also had a presentation of the bridge and groom; which was a more formal dance and “presentation to society”. I wore a pink mehndi outfit for the event.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My best advice is to stay calm throughout the process (it can certainly seem overwhelming) and to pray to God. Everything will turn out amazingly if you just trust the process and give your full faith. While it may be nerve-inducing to have so many “eyes on you”, it is helpful to realize that this is because you have so much love from your family, community, and friends!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My wedding and the months leading up to it were some of the best of my life. I thank my family for their incredible support and unwavering love through the process.

There is more to come, ladies! And believe us, you don't want to miss any detail, so make sure to stay around! 
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Floral & Decor: 2Create Designs | Mehndi Venue: Renaissance Banquet | Ceremony & Reception Venue (California): Huntington Beach Hilton Waterfront | Reception Venue (Toronto): Fairmont Royal York Hotel | Floral & Decor (Wedding Dinner - Toronto): Stars Decoration | Floral & Decor (Reception - Toronto): Ethereal Creators | Hair: Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu | Makeup (California): Linda Chiriac | Cake & Treats (Toronto): Vanilla Bean Cakery | Cinematography: Samson Productions | Live Music: Ronobir Lahiri Music | Photography: Samson Productions | Planning & Design: Chic Productions | Cake & Treats (California): Rafi’s Cakes


Orlando, FL Indian Wedding by Motography

Happy Monday, ladies! We hope your week has been off to a great start! Ours has just been brightened up with your lovely company because we were dying to share Reshma & Nitty's wedding celebration with you. For this installment, we'll be taking a look at a sweet and charming photo shoot leading to a Sangeet night held at the Roper Garden Building. Every single shot captured by Motography overflows with beauty and traditional flair, and we cannot stretch how much we love them! Just take a look at how beautiful our lovely Reshma looked! Simply Amazing! After the photoshoot, it was time to carry on with the Sangeet night thoroughly planned and designed by the bride herself. She had a vision of how she wanted her dream wedding to be, so she took the wheel to make it happen! How amazing is that! To accomplish it, she brought Dreams to Reality on board to take care of the decor. And what a great decision it was as the talent they have in creating magical settings is out of the question, and this pre-wedding celebration was no exception! Everyone had a great time and were utterly impressed with the fantastic Mehndi, Henna Allure outlined for this Maharani! Astonishing! Make sure to visit our full gallery for more details surrounding this Sangeet!

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Sangeet Venue: Roper Garden Building | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Reception Center | Reception Venue: Ballroom At Church Street | Planning & Design: Reshma Shivani Rampersaud (Bride) | Floral & Decor: Dreams to Reality | Makeup: Egyptian Princess | Hair: A Touch Of Fierce | Bridal Fashions: Ashas Sari House | Wedding Dress (American White): Lily’s Bridal Orlando | Mehndi Artist: Henna Allure | Photography: Motography


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