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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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Cancun, Mexico Indian Fusion Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Hello Maharanis! Today we are going to take you on a trip to the paradisiac lands of Cancun, Mexico for you to join Somya & Ivneet on their nuptial celebration. The sublime landscapes surrounding the Hyatt Ziva Cancun and the spectacular and colorful decoration put together by LatinAsia Destination Weddings could only be overtaken by the love and beauty of our sweet couple. This astonishing scenario was the perfect plot for the traditional Mehndi ceremony. All the skills, talent and expertise of Lemons & Mehndi by Styling Trio, were witnessed by all the guests while the delicate and beautiful Mehendi design was carefully applied on our lovely Somya. The final artwork was simply impressive! And thanks to Peter Nguyen Studio we are able to take a peek into this colorful and traditional ceremony, just like if we were there. Remember that you can always visit our gallery if you want to take a closer look at this dazzling event!

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Stay tuned for more, this love story has just begun! 

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Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Ziva Cancun | Planning & Design: LatinAsia Destination Weddings | Floral & Decor: LatinAsia Destination Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio Riviera Maya | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Lighting: Encore Event Technologies MX | Mehndi Artist: Lemons & Mehndi by Styling Trio | Entertainment: Jonathan - Drums in Paradise


Novi, MI Indian Wedding by Sapan Ahuja Photography

It's a brand new week Maharanis and to refresh your wedding thoughts we present you the marvelous Indian wedding images of Radhika and Harsh immortalized and shared thanks to the talented Sapan Ahuja Photography! Today's wonderful wedding spree had the most vivacious start with a colorful Sangeet event conceived by the renowned event stylist Marigold Wedding Planners! The beautiful Hindu Temple of Canton opened their doors to receive the large list of attendees who responded to the invitation of the bride and groom to join them during such awaited occasion! Marigold Wedding Planners managed the decor and added endless traditional props and adorned a sweet Jhoola especially for the lovebirds! Lulu Beauty Lounge helped our Maharani Radhika made a lasting impression with a romantic floral side braid and flawless lehenga draping she proudly flaunted during the dance time and the traditional rites! Raja Harsh's Sangeet wear consisted in a bold fuchsia Sherwani suit that gave him a special eye-catching flair and that blended perfectly well with the joyful night theme. Go ahead and peruse our full gallery for a complete dose of colorful inspiration!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Harsh had seen me at an arangetram years ago but I didn't officially meet him until 2012 where my cousin convinced him to come out at a club because I was going to be here. I had no idea until he got there. We shared a dance (apparently to Drake's Take Care); him and I have a slightly different recollection of this night. He added me on Facebook the next day but we never spoke or saw each other for the next couple years. In Jan 2014, another one of my cousins who went to college with him came into town and connected with him at a party. I thought my cousin may have said something too brotherly to him after finding out that Harsh knew me, and so I messaged him on Facebook to apologize on behalf of my cousin. Harsh said nothing happened and he instantly asked for my number and to go on a date with me. Our first date was the day after my birthday where he surprised me with all the Lord of the Rings DVD in Blue Ray. It's been a rollercoaster since then but the rest is history!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Harsh and I had decided to get married after dating each other since 2014. We officially met each other's family in April so we all could get to know each other, however, a surprise proposal was still coming. Harsh was really into designing the ring himself. I didn't want to see the ring because I wanted what he put his heart into to be the ring I wore for the rest of my life. He spent months researching and designing the ring he wanted to give me and it turned out to be perfect! He finally proposed in Chicago, our favorite city that we now live in, on a random weekend in July. Harsh had taken me out to dinner to RPM Italian and then later proposed on one of the Chicago bridges downtown. He had one of his friends capture the moment which means a lot to have now.
 
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 both are from Michigan and had decided to marry there since all our friends/family were mainly there. Harsh and I had already moved to Chicago so it was difficult planning all the details from so afar and making the frequent trips back home. Harsh had just started MBA school and a new job, and I also had just started a new job. Luckily, we had a good support system at home that took on most of the planning and made our lives much easier. The decor was one of my favorite parts! I wanted the decor to match all our (couple's) outfits by complimenting them. I didn't want the decor be so overwhelming that the couple gets lost in it. Tina did a great job in making it happen! Our hair/makeup artist is great, and was able to make my dream of more traditional hair styles happen so effortlessly! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always dreamt of shopping for my wedding outfits with my mom and sister in India. We went to a couple places and I tried on several bridal lenghas but couldn't find anything unique. I felt I was out of options so decided to pick the best one of the variety I was shown. I decided to try one more shop and found the one instantly. It was unique and reminded me of Sabyasachi style bridal gowns in the traditional red/white style I was going for. Simple, elegant and unique. All my family who came with me also instantly knew it was the one! I still dream of being able to wear that outfit again someday!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was shopping for my dream wedding outfits/jewelry in India and then trying to match decor at each event based on the couple's outfits. Fashion and decor are 2 of my favorite things and it was so fun doing it all together!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Harsh and I were so caught up in the wedding events but afterwards, many of our guests came to us and our family raving about the decor, food, and the organization of the event. Months later, people have forgotten the little details, but they haven't forgotten the food and how smoothly everything went. Our guests can get as exhausted as us and we wanted to make sure they were going to be comfortable and satisfied. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One of my favorite moments is when the doors opened to the wedding hall and I heard one of my favorite songs played. It was a moment I will never forget because I got to see all my closest family/friends all in one room with such a spectrum of emotions on the biggest day of my life. Emotions that only come out in moments like these. Harsh and I decided to keep it traditional and see each other for the first time at the mandap, so it was a big deal because he hadn't seen me as a bride yet until the shawl was let down between us!
 
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.
My sister and I are dancers and she had always dreamt of creating a special and unique entertainment program for me when I get married someday. My sister and brother-in-law/sister-in-law secretly planned an amazing entertainment program that was performed at the reception. Both our families had involved our closest friends/family/parents to engage in the variety of performances. Harsh had even had a surprise performance. It was all so perfect & amazing! I can barely remember who was all in it because I was in so awe. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
One of my aunt's told me, before all the ceremonies started, that I should take moments throughout all the wedding festivities to stop, stare, and breathe in the moment with all your family and friends all in one room together celebrating you and the groom! It's easy to get caught up on the details in the moment that you spent months organizing, but the day of, just forget that all and breath in the moment! 

It's time to move towards a different venue to attend the Ceremony!  See you there! 
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Cinematography: Aria Cinema Films | Floral & Decor: Marigold Wedding Planners | Event Designer: Marigold Wedding Planners | Sangeet Venue: Hindu Temple of Canton | Ceremony Venue: Suburban Collection | Hair & Makeup: Lulu Beauty Lounge | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Lulu Beauty Lounge | Catering: Krishna Catering and Restaurant | Cakes & Treats: Cakes by Stephanie | DJ: Singh Innovations | Baraat: Pinecrest Percherons and Carriage Service | Lighting: Lazar | Photography: Sapan Ahuja Photography


Springfield, PA Indian Wedding by Zee Anna Photography

Maharanis! Get comfy and sit down for this super lovely Indian wedding packed with Platinum Guide members professionals! Zee Anna Photography is our stellar photographer today who kindly shared with us the beautiful wedding album of Dipna and Atit which is a boost of inspiration from the first page! These two sweethearts prepared a whole array of events with the planning experts of Aura Events and Entertainment and they all displayed a unique style and production! The wonderful Cedar Gardens Banquet hosted a big mehndi ceremony for our Maharani Dipna to have her arms and legs decorated with a lovable mehndi design as she makes her journey on to marriage. Following the special henna night, the sought-after folks from Design House Decor endowed the Sangeet ballroom of the Springfield Country Club with a dreamy garden-like atmosphere! They added a wonderful pop of bright yellow color to the fabulous stage with lovely yellow flowers and hanging lemons to create a fresh-spring mood that was the perfect beginning of this happily ever after accompanied by delicious treats by Rollin Below 0! Let's remember the charming footage that SWAT Films unveiled not long ago and let's discover the heartfelt imagery in our full gallery!

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More from this wedding, coming up!

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Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Planning & Design: Aura Events and Entertainment | Venues: Springfield Country Club | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | Cakes & Treats: Rollin Below 0 | Cinematographer: SWAT Films | Photographer: Zee Anna Photography | Mehndi and Vidhi Venue: Cedar Gardens Banquet | Floral & Decor: Design House Decor | Sangeet Makeup: DivayBMakeup | Sangeet Hair: Dhruti Patel | Paan Station: Mr.Paanwala | Baraat Dhol: Bollywood DJs Entertainment | DJ: Bollywood DJs Entertainment


Denver, CO Indian Fusion Wedding by Danielle DeFiore Photography

Happy Friday, dolls! We keep filling your heart with more charming inspiration from Kritika and Albert's wedding! Besides the visual production unveiled today in our Video Blog, now we reveal the stunning images of this modern fusion affair caught by the celebrated Danielle DeFiore Photography. The lovely duo started their wedding journey in a beautiful pre-wedding event at the historic Cherokee Ranch and Castle. The grounds of this Scottish-inspired venue were utterly radiant with the unique finery and stylish furniture that created a sophisticated and relaxing outdoor lounge ambiance. A Mehndi station embellished the ladies while our bride to be was also beautified by Second Nature Hair Salon with an elegant bun and a soft makeup that enhanced her natural beauty. Kritika's dreamy navy blue and gold lehenga was perfectly on point with the event while her dapper groom Albert wardrobe selection was a kurta pajama with a royal blue jacket that was the best combination between comfort and elegance. See the charming scenes of this unique Mehndi celebration amidst the magic of a castle in our full gallery!

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Get ready for the second feature that chronicles all the beauty of the wedding ceremony of Kritika and Albert. 

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Cinematographer: Aflatis Films | Photography: Danielle DeFiore Photography | Sangeet Venue: Cherokee Ranch and Castle | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Four Seasons | Planning & Design: Isabelle Kline Designs | Floral & Decor: Isabelle Kline Designs | Hair & Makeup: Second Nature Hair Salon | Catering: Four Seasons | DJ: Norvan Entertainment | Baraat Horse: Milk Money -Acres | Baraat: Norvan Entertainment | Bridal Fashion: Sabyasachi | Event Designer: Isabelle Kline Designs | Live Music: Imprint Group – Soul X | Rentals: Event Rents | Rentals - Stage Linen and Pipe/Drape for Ceremony: LMD Productions


Newport Beach, CA Indian Wedding by Aiya Photography

Good Morning, Maharanis! We are back with more inspiration. The beautiful images by Aiya Photography give us a view inside the whimsical wedding celebrations of Poorva and Nilayam. This cute duo set the festive and fun spirit in the heart of their guests as they brought them all together to liven up their home for a lovely Sangeet celebration. Shawna Yamamoto Event Design was in charge of decorating the intimate event with charming floral centerpieces and tangerine and yellow florals that gave the house an elegant/traditional flair along with the splendid assortment of lights. On her first big festivity, our bride to be, Poorva, amazed the guests in a bright yellow and maroon lehenga set and recruited the super talented Henna San Diego to festoon her arms and legs with intricate bridal mehndi patterns that blended with her trousseau's embellishments. Raja Nilayam also surprised his soon to be wife in a maroon Kurta pajama set. Just perfect! Take a look at the gallery for more of this amazing intimate pre-wedding celebration. 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met through Coffee Meets Bagel.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Nilayam took me zip-lining one weekend and proposed with a ring pop - something he had always wanted to do. We celebrated with our family a couple of weeks later where he replaced the ring pop with a beautiful sunset-inspired ring. It was the perfect proposal for us: dorky and adventurous!
 
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.
Both of us wanted a wedding near the beach and so we focused our search along the southern California coast. We chose The Resort at Pelican Hill for its gorgeous views, grand but simple architecture, and open-sky feel. The ocean breeze was absolutely perfect. Our vendors were chosen through a combination of bridal shows, planner recommendations, and word-of-mouth reviews. 
We wanted to make our guests and us feel at home as much as possible so we really focused on the little details including designing our invites and stationery.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear orange and not the traditional red. I also knew I didn't want something too heavy as I have a small stature and our wedding would be outdoors in August. I found my wedding lengha in a small boutique in New Delhi and knew instantly that it represented me and what I wanted to wear on my special day. Similarly, I knew I wanted to wear a teal colored lengha for my reception and was able to find something that suited my style and personality.
My Sangeet outfit was the most special as I had the honor of wearing my mom's wedding lengha. I had a new blouse designed to make part of the outfit mine but it meant a lot to me to be able to wear her lengha.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was planning the personal details and touches that Nilayam and I had designed. We made our own guest book with our wedding colors, created our own table numbers to match our pun theme, went through old pictures to place on our cocktail tables, designed and wrote our own wedding invitations, and designed and wrote the program card. We wanted to infuse the wedding with our personalities and really make our guests feel at home. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests felt that they felt well taken care of and very comfortable throughout the whole day. Having an outdoor wedding in the middle of August was a cause of concern due to the heat. We made sure guests had ample shade throughout the ceremony along with custom sunglasses, fans, and plenty of food and drinks.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Nilayam's favorite moment was watching me walk down the aisle to the mandap.  My favorite moment was being able to dance with him and our family and friends in our joint baraat. 
 
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.
All other ceremonies were held at our homes. Our Sangeet was held at my parent's house in San Diego which was very special. We had a great time watching our family and friends perform their prepared dances. I had an especially fun time performing a dance with my sister. Monsoon catered our Sangeet with fusion food like pani puri shots and gnocchi tikka masala. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to find moments in the day where you can soak in all that is happening. I felt this helped me to really soak in everything and I didn't feel like the day(s) went by in a blur, as I was warned.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My mehndi was done by Tejal Shah from Henna San Diego. I loved working with her as she took the time to understand the look that I wanted. 
Our venue was absolutely stunning. We kept our decor to a minimum so the venue and the ocean backdrop would shine through. At the same time, we wanted the decor we had to be vibrant and colorful, staying true to a traditional Indian wedding. 
Our florist, Shawna Yamamoto Event Design was able to bring our vision to life, including incorporating my favorite flower, gerbera daisies! 
Our flautist, Anis Chandani set the mood perfectly during the ceremony. 
Our pundit, Ravi Trivedi made our ceremony understandable and extremely engaging for us and our guests.

The splendor of an elegant outdoor wedding is packed in our next feature! Join me!
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Mehndi Artists: Henna San Diego | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | DJ: 3D Sounds | Lighting: 3D Sounds | Draping/Styling: Bridal By Nisha | Catering: Natraj Catering and Restaurants | Photography: Aiya Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill | Planning & Design: Details Details | Floral & Decor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | Bridal Fashion: Vandana Sethi Designer (India) | Bridal Fashion: Jainee (India) | Cake & Treats: The Cake Korner | Live Music: Anis Chandani | Groom Fashion: Kora by Nilesh Mitesh (India) | Groom Fashion (Reception): Ted Baker | Priest: Ravi Trivedi | Pedicab/Rikshaw: The Los Angeles Pedicab Company


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