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Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hi there, ladies! Come join us because we are heading to Bhavika & Jay's wedding ceremony. But don't stay behind because we are heading off with style through a Baraat procession that accompanied Jay in his way to the striking Sheraton Mahwah Hotel. This vibrant procession full of music, dances, colors, and merriment, was the perfect preamble to a solemn and traditional ceremony that united our two lovebirds in marriage. The execution of this event done by Euphoria Events LLC was impressive and very well complemented by the talented folks from  Wedding Design. They both took advantage of the natural environment to create a minimalist decor that revolves around the beautiful Mandap in soft pink and ruby colors. This fantastic execution and decor added an extra touch of style and romance to an already perfect setting! And without any question, this was a dreamy background for Bhavika & Jay to start their married life! We want to make a special shoutout to the talented team from Lightyear Studio for sharing the magnificent shots captured during this event. Through each of these shots, we get to enjoy the most memorable moments of the ceremony. And the photos are so artistic that you get to feel the same emotions that everyone was feeling at that time. If you want to delve into this life-changing event, head into our gallery for more! We have compiled a series of shots that you are going to love, so go check them out! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We actually met on a South Asian dating app called dil mil. It's funny that he knew he was going to marry me after our first date which I learned after the fact. I knew he was the one after a few months when we had watched an emotional Bollywood movie, Neerja. I had asked myself if I could ever imagine my life without him and the answer was no. That night I asked him to "define" whatever we had and I told him how I felt about him and said "I love you" first.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I was actually in Los Angeles for American Academy of Neurology conference for poster presentation. We both love to travel and he proposed the idea that he would come down and hang out with me for few days while I'm there attending the conference. He supposedly "planned" fancy dinner in Malibu and gets me all dressed. When he are driving down route one with this beautiful scenery, he tells me we are little early. It was sunset time, and gets me to go on the matador beach. I was little scared on the hill and was refusing to go down but he insisted and said "I would carry you down because it's beautiful there." As I'm walking down and come closer I hear my favorite song being played on the violin, "kabhi kabhi" and he started singing it. And the rest was 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.
We pretty much did planning ourselves. We knew we didn't want everything to be super traditional. We had attending weddings at our venue before and I had visioned my wedding there from the beginning. We looked around other venues but something that made me feel part of the natural and beautiful outdoor scenery I could not find better than this venue. I actually booked my hair and makeup person about 2 months prior to the wedding. It was a struggle between keeping it good and cost-effective. And luckily I found the perfect people who did an amazing job. Decoration wise, we both knew we wanted a floral theme and had a particular color scheme in mind. But my biggest thing was wisteria for the mandap. And it turned out great. Ad to other details, it was more of my project as Jay was busy taking care of bigger projects. Ranging from finding last-minute cost-effective parasol umbrellas to fruit snack and program fans was something that took time but made it happen in last 2 and half weeks. Luckily it all worked out. And my husband wanted those ice pops after hot sweaty baraat so we made that happen. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I love red. But I wanted some non-traditional. I knew I was not going to do red. I went back to surat, Gujarat, India where I was born. The first day and first shop, the third dress I said this is it. It was one of their designer dress that I could actually wear in a routine as well. It was so elegant simple yet gave a glamorous look. When I put it on, we all knew that was the dress. I went in thinking I was going to wear pistachio color and ended wearing beige. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the best part was choosing the details because that's where I could let my creativity and vision become alive. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everyone loved every detailed about the wedding whether it's ranging from their welcome bags to welcomes to our epic nontraditional helicopter vidai. But the best part they loved was food, music, and our heartfelt welcome. We really could be more joyful if not for their presence and blessings.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When I first walked down during our wedding ceremony and set down and that feeling of joy that I got expressed with overwhelming tears that I could not control is something I could never forget. 
 
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 had our Garba one week prior for which we had left the decoration last minute. We luckily found the decorators who made it happen in less than 2 weeks notice and the indo yet western-style we wanted. Ranging from swing to traditional umbrella to photo booth with a bicycle. My husband is a great dancer and for reception, we both had surprise dances planned for each other. Him and his groomsmen did an amazing dance. I had done solor and couple group dances but surprised him with my family flashmob which included my siblings, parents, uncles and aunts and cousins a s friends. For the reception, we wanted more nontraditional decoration style for the backdrop and with floral theme and it worked out great. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process. It takes a long time to plan and coordinate everything but it is absolutely amazing in the end and it is worth every bit.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I absolutely love mt.mehndi. it told a story. I had NY/Brooklyn skyline on one hand and surat skyline on the other which said where both of us were from. I also had a logo of Dil mil app without an initial date. And not the other side I had stethoscope and calculator representing our careers. And on each palm had bride and groom. I also had our hashtag and wedding date. His name, which he still cant find. I absolutely loved our venue backdrop. It was an outdoor wedding with a mountain backdrop and it was amazing. I decided to keep simple but elegant jewelry and it was perfectly matching to the border of my dress and Jay's clothes. I did not want to do bouquet as I had made a wooden headpiece for my brothers to hold during my entrance that was decorated with flowers. Couldn't have been more thankful to my brother for staying up late 2 days before the wedding to make it possible.

 

Make sure to join us at our next stop; we will unveil the fantastic wedding celebration of this lovely pair!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Planning & Design: Euphoria Events LLC | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Catering: Catering By Rasoi | DJ: MVPDJs | Cake & Treats: Calandra's Bakery & Restaurant | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Mahwah, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Good morning, Maharanis! We can't think of a better way to get to the weekend than sharing Bhavika & Jay's nuptial celebration with you. So get yourself ready to dive into this fantastic journey filled with inspiring ideas. For this first installment, we will be taking a look at the beautiful shots captured by Lightyear Studio in an outdoor photoshoot combining tall modern buildings with a traditional Indian style. And we love the final result of this photoshoot! Whether if Bhavika & Jay pose in front of contemporary architecture, or walking through a peaceful garden filled with tall and leafy trees, it is their presence that steals all the looks! They have a fantastic connection that got immortalized in every single shot, but what we love the most is the love and happiness that these two irradiate. If you take a closer look at the photos, you will notice that there is a sparkle in their eyes, that's only present in couples that are truly in love. So, we cannot stop but to think of how lucky these two are that they get to marry their soulmate. And this photoshoot brings us a little closer to the most intimate and romantic moments of Bhavika & Jay just a few heartbeats away from uniting their lives in marriage. If you want to take a closer look at this incredible photoshoot, head into our gallery for more. You are going to have a blast!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We actually met on a south Asian dating app called dil mil. It's funny that he knew he was going to marry me after our first date which I learned after the fact. I knew he was the one after a few months when we had watched an emotional Bollywood movie, Neerja. I had asked myself if I could ever imagine my life without him and the answer was no. That night I asked him to "define" whatever we had and I told him how I felt about him and said "I love you" first.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I was actually in Los Angeles for American Academy of Neurology conference for poster presentation. We both love to travel and he proposed the idea that he would come down and hang out with me for few days while I'm there attending the conference. He supposedly "planned" fancy dinner in Malibu and gets me all dressed. When he are driving down route one with this beautiful scenery, he tells me we are little early. It was sunset time, and gets me to go on the matador beach. I was little scared on the hill and was refusing to go down but he insisted and said "I would carry you down because it's beautiful there." As I'm walking down and come closer I hear my favorite song being played on the violin, "kabhi kabhi" and he started singing it. And the rest was 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.
We pretty much did planning ourselves. We knew we didn't want everything to be super traditional. We had attending weddings at our venue before and I had visioned my wedding there from the beginning. We looked around other venues but something that made me feel part of the natural and beautiful outdoor scenery I could not find better than this venue. I actually booked my hair and makeup person about 2 months prior to the wedding. It was a struggle between keeping it good and cost-effective. And luckily I found the perfect people who did an amazing job. Decoration wise, we both knew we wanted a floral theme and had a particular color scheme in mind. But my biggest thing was westeria for the mandap. And it turned out great. Ad to other details, it was more of my project as Jay was busy taking care of bigger projects. Ranging from finding last-minute cost effective parasol umbrellas to fruit snack and program fans was something that took time but made it happen in last 2 and half weeks. Luckily it all worked out. And my husband wanted those ice pops after hot sweaty baraat so we made that happen. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I love red. But I wanted some non-traditional. I knew I was not going to do red. I went back to surat, Gujarat, India where I was born. The first day and first shop, the third dress I said this is it. It was one of their designer dress that I could actually wear in a routine as well. It was so elegant simple yet gave a glamorous look. When I put it on, we all knew that was the dress. I went in thinking i was going to wear pistachio color and ended wearing beige. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the best part was choosing the details because that's where I could let my creativity and vision become alive. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everyone loved every detailed about the wedding whether it's ranging from their welcome bags to welcomes to our epic nontraditional helicopter vidai. But the best part they loved was food, music, and our heartfelt welcome. We really could be more joyful if not for their presence and blessings.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
When I first walked down during our wedding ceremony and set down and that feeling of joy that I got expressed with overwhelming tears that I could not control is something I could never forget. 
 
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 had our Garba one week prior for which we had left the decoration last minute. We luckily found the decorators who made it happen in less than 2 weeks notice and the indo yet western-style we wanted. Ranging from swing to traditional umbrella to photo booth with a bicycle. My husband is a great dancer and for reception, we both had surprise dances planned for each other. Him and his groomsmen did an amazing dance. I had done solor and couple group dances but surprised him with my family flashmob which included my siblings, parents, uncles and aunts and cousins a s friends. For the reception, we wanted more nontraditional decoration style for the backdrop and with floral theme and it worked out great. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process. It takes a long time to plan and coordinate everything but it is absolutely amazing in the end and it is worth every bit.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I absolutely love mt.mehndi. it told a story. I had NY/Brooklyn skyline on one hand and surat skyline on the other which said where both of us were from. I also had a logo of Dil mil app without an initial date. And not he other side I had stethoscope and calculator representing our careers. And on each palm had bride and groom. I also had our hashtag and wedding date. His name, which he still cant find. I absolutely loved our venue backdrop. It was an outdoor wedding with a mountain backdrop and it was amazing. I decided to keep simple but elegant jewelry and it was perfectly matching to the border of my dress and Jay's clothes. I did not want to do bouquet as I had made a wooden headpiece for my brothers to hold during my entrance that was decorated with flowers. Couldn't have been more thankful to my brother for staying up late 2 days before the wedding to make it possible.

 

We are just starting this journey, so stay close if you don't want to miss all the details of it! 

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GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Contemporary
season
Summer
color
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel | Planning & Design: Euphoria Events LLC | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Catering: Catering By Rasoi | DJ: MVPDJs | Cake & Treats: Calandra's Bakery & Restaurant | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Pixan Studio

Hi there, dolls! We are back in the paradisiacal lands of Cancun, Mexico to join Neena & Ajay at their wedding ceremony. But we are heading into it with style! We are heading to the grand event in a Baraat procession that you don't want to miss. We love how Ajay decided to embrace a traditional style and showed up at the Baraat procession riding a white horse decorated with traditional Indian fabrics! This colorful procession ambiance by Drums in Paradise created a striking scene that combined a natural environment with classic Indian colors and attires! And we cannot stretch how much we love this scene! Right after the Baraat, this event transitioned into a solemn and beautiful wedding ceremony that united our two lovebirds in marriage. The sublime landscapes surrounding The Grand at Moon Palace combined with the spectacular decoration put together by this venue's talented crew was mesmerizing! And it could only be overtaken by the love of our sweet couple that attended this event looking at their best! There is no denying that this was the perfect scenario for Neena & Ajay to say "I do" in front of their family and friends. Without any question, this was the dreamy wedding ceremony they've always imagined. And we want to make a special shoutout to Pixan Studio for sharing the fantastic photos taken during this ceremony. Once again, they managed to provide us with unbelievable shots that amazed us while making us feel just like if we were there. If you can't get enough of this memorable event, head into our gallery for more! We have compiled the most beautiful shots of it for your enjoyment! So, go check them out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ajay and I met in residency in New York. While on the liver transplant service we had a common patient -- he was the surgical resident and I was the medical resident. He just pulled a chest tube and offered to update me on the results of the patient's chest x-ray -- that was his way of casually asking for my number.  It was very endearing and he seemed like a down-to-earth nice guy.  We had so much in common in terms of family, education, and career interests so it felt like we had known each other for a long time. 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After a hectic month of moving to Philadelphia and settling into Fellowship, Ajay casually suggested we visit Longwood Botanical Gardens and have brunch.  I used to love visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens while living in New York, and I thought this was the perfect day trip to relax after a crazy move. Little did I know he was planning on getting down on one knee and proposing that day! He even had a photographer to capture the moment. 

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 have always wanted a small intimate wedding with close family and friends, and I knew that if I had a local wedding it would be hard to keep the party small. I also knew that I wanted something fun and enjoyable where our families could really get to know each other in a relaxed setting. I met Ateet Ahuja of Indian Destination Weddings at the DC Dream Shaadi showcase and he introduced the idea of a destination wedding.  My parents deserve the credit of meeting with Ateet and picking out the perfect venue -- The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico!  After choosing the resort our families traveled down to Cancun for a site visit and to meet with the local vendors. The Moon Palace is an all-inclusive resort and specializes in Indian weddings. They work with preferred vendors, offering everything from a local Hindu Pundit (who spoke English), to Mehendi services, to White Horses for the Barrat, to Indian food caterers and Decorators who provide a variety of structures for Mandaps. The only vendor we hired and flew down from the U.S. was our DJ and Dhol player -- Magic Mike DJs-- they did an incredible job. 

After choosing the vendors and specific services from a brochure; my local wedding event planner, Preeti Vasudeva of Preeti Exclusive Events, worked with the on-site coordinator at the Moon Palace to ensure that all the services were booked and confirmed.  Preeti and my Mother went back to Cancun for a second site visit and met with several of the vendors the December prior to our wedding. My job is very demanding and I had limited time to plan. I would not recommend a destination wedding for someone who wants to micro-manage every detail, but if you are hands-off and have limited time/energy to devote to planning (as in my case) the process of planning a destination wedding is manageable. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother and Nani went to India and chose all of my outfits and I was thrilled! They have fantastic taste and I couldn't be happier with their choices. I gave them a few guidelines, but apart from that, they put the outfits and jewelry together. I am very lucky that my Mom and Nani were able to make the trip out to India on my behalf -- I would have loved to join but unfortunately, I couldn't afford to take a month off.  My sangeet lengha was a Ritu Kumar design and my wedding lengha was an Anita Dongre design. I am unsure of where they purchased my reception lengha but it was in stunning rose gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was when my Mother and Nani returned from India and I was able to try on my outfits -- that's when all the planning and prepping felt like it was coming together. My lengha blouses only needed minor adjustments and everything fit beautifully.  

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had just over 100 guests attend our wedding. Some came from as far as India but most were from the East Coast and Mid-West U.S. We got married in early February so the trip out to Cancun was a warm winter get-away. Our guests truly enjoyed the Resort property and everything it had to offer -- the all-inclusive restaurants (serving a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, Asian, American, Mexican) to the beaches, pools, day spa, and golf course. We also organized half-day group trips to Chichin Itza and Tulum for our guests -- these were big hits!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many memorable moments from our wedding weekend.  

1. We had our Sangeet outside on a terrace with a Tikki bar -- it started raining temporarily but everyone was having so much fun they danced through the rain. The great thing about tropics is that the rain does not last long. 

 2. We did our first look on the beach -- it was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out beautifully. 

3. We had a wedding ceremony in an outdoor glass gazebo overlooking the beach -- it was a beautiful backdrop for such an auspicious occasion. Having our family and friends all together to celebrate our union was so incredibly heartwarming. 

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.
At our Sangeet, our family organized several performances -- they were fantastic! It turned out to be an incredible talent show and a lot of fun. We also organized Fire Dancers from the Resort -- they were great and definitely added an awe factor to the night. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice to brides planning their wedding is to prioritize what is important to you/your groom/your family -- you're not going to be able to please everyone with every decision you make but if you keep everyone involved informed and also let your family members have some choices/say in the planning process the whole experience will be more enjoyable.  For me, it was important to have my closest family and friends together to celebrate my marriage in a relaxed, enjoyable and fun setting! 

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The catered food at the resort was fantastic! For the Sangeet we had a Mexican buffet. After the wedding ceremony, we had an Indian high tea by the beach and served chai, lemonade and several finger hors d'oeuvres. At the Reception we had an Indian buffet. The restaurants at the Resort are also very good -- there is a mix of formal sit-down restaurants and buffets that are offered.

 

Stay close if you don't want to miss the wedding reception that is coming down the road! You will love it! 

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DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venues: The Grand at Moon Palace | Floral & Decor: The Grand at Moon Palace | Catering: The Grand at Moon Palace | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cake & Treats: The Grand at Moon Palace | Cinematography: Pixan Studio | Lighting: The Grand at Moon Palace | Mehndi Artist: The Grand at Moon Palace | Photography: Pixan Studio


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Pixan Studio

Hello, ladies! Have you ever dreamed about marrying the love of your life in a mesmerizing beach, or a paradisiacal landscape? Of course, you have! It is everyone's dream to get married having the most beautiful and suitable scenery as a background. So, we are sure that you are going to love today's wedding celebration as it is full of surprises, enchanting scenes, and lots of love. And above all, you will be filled with inspiring ideas to start planning your upcoming wedding celebration! So, let's take a trip to the paradisiac lands of Cancun, Mexico to join Neena & Ajay on their special day. This life-changing event started with a first look photo session like you haven't seen before! With the majestic sea in the background, and with a clear sky providing the best possible lighting, Neena & Ajay could not have asked for a more perfect scenario for this session. The team from Pixan Studio showed all their talent and expertise, capturing beautiful shots so captivating and artistic that we cannot stop seeing them! After the initial photoshoot, our lovebirds decided to take a walk through the greenery that surrounded the beach. They took advantage of the beauty that surrounded them, to immortalize the most intimate and romantic moments of their lives, before heading to the wedding ceremony that united them in marriage. If you want to dive a little deeper into this fantastic photoshoot, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today. You are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Ajay and I met in residency in New York. While on the liver transplant service we had a common patient -- he was the surgical resident and I was the medical resident. He just pulled a chest tube and offered to update me on the results of the patient's chest x-ray -- that was his way of casually asking for my number.  It was very endearing and he seemed like a down-to-earth nice guy.  We had so much in common in terms of family, education, and career interests so it felt like we had known each other for a long time. 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After a hectic month of moving to Philadelphia and settling into Fellowship, Ajay casually suggested we visit Longwood Botanical Gardens and have brunch.  I used to love visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens while living in New York, and I thought this was the perfect day trip to relax after a crazy move. Little did I know he was planning on getting down on one knee and proposing that day! He even had a photographer to capture the moment. 

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 have always wanted a small intimate wedding with close family and friends, and I knew that if I had a local wedding it would be hard to keep the party small. I also knew that I wanted something fun and enjoyable where our families could really get to know each other in a relaxed setting. I met Ateet Ahuja of Indian Destination Weddings at the DC Dream Shaadi showcase and he introduced the idea of a destination wedding.  My parents deserve the credit of meeting with Ateet and picking out the perfect venue -- The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico!  After choosing the resort our families traveled down to Cancun for a site visit and to meet with the local vendors. The Moon Palace is an all-inclusive resort and specializes in Indian weddings. They work with preferred vendors, offering everything from a local Hindu Pundit (who spoke English), to Mehendi services, to White Horses for the Barrat, to Indian food caterers and Decorators who provide a variety of structures for Mandaps. The only vendor we hired and flew down from the U.S. was our DJ and Dhol player -- Magic Mike DJs-- they did an incredible job. 

After choosing the vendors and specific services from a brochure; my local wedding event planner, Preeti Vasudeva of Preeti Exclusive Events, worked with the on-site coordinator at the Moon Palace to ensure that all the services were booked and confirmed.  Preeti and my Mother went back to Cancun for a second site visit and met with several of the vendors the December prior to our wedding. My job is very demanding and I had limited time to plan. I would not recommend a destination wedding for someone who wants to micro-manage every detail, but if you are hands-off and have limited time/energy to devote to planning (as in my case) the process of planning a destination wedding is manageable. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mother and Nani went to India and chose all of my outfits and I was thrilled! They have fantastic taste and I couldn't be happier with their choices. I gave them a few guidelines, but apart from that, they put the outfits and jewelry together. I am very lucky that my Mom and Nani were able to make the trip out to India on my behalf -- I would have loved to join but unfortunately, I couldn't afford to take a month off.  My sangeet lengha was a Ritu Kumar design and my wedding lengha was an Anita Dongre design. I am unsure of where they purchased my reception lengha but it was in stunning rose gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was when my Mother and Nani returned from India and I was able to try on my outfits -- that's when all the planning and prepping felt like it was coming together. My lengha blouses only needed minor adjustments and everything fit beautifully.  

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had just over 100 guests attend our wedding. Some came from as far as India but most were from the East Coast and Mid-West U.S. We got married in early February so the trip out to Cancun was a warm winter get-away. Our guests truly enjoyed the Resort property and everything it had to offer -- the all-inclusive restaurants (serving a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, Asian, American, Mexican) to the beaches, pools, day spa, and golf course. We also organized half-day group trips to Chichin Itza and Tulum for our guests -- these were big hits!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many memorable moments from our wedding weekend.  

1. We had our Sangeet outside on a terrace with a Tikki bar -- it started raining temporarily but everyone was having so much fun they danced through the rain. The great thing about tropics is that the rain does not last long. 

2. We did our first look on the beach -- it was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out beautifully. 

3. We had a wedding ceremony in an outdoor glass gazebo overlooking the beach -- it was a beautiful backdrop for such an auspicious occasion. Having our family and friends all together to celebrate our union was so incredibly heartwarming. 

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.
At our Sangeet, our family organized several performances -- they were fantastic! It turned out to be an incredible talent show and a lot of fun. We also organized Fire Dancers from the Resort -- they were great and definitely added an awe factor to the night. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice to brides planning their wedding is to prioritize what is important to you/your groom/your family -- you're not going to be able to please everyone with every decision you make but if you keep everyone involved informed and also let your family members have some choices/say in the planning process the whole experience will be more enjoyable.  For me, it was important to have my closest family and friends together to celebrate my marriage in a relaxed, enjoyable and fun setting! 

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
The catered food at the resort was fantastic! For the Sangeet we had a Mexican buffet. After the wedding ceremony, we had an Indian high tea by the beach and served chai, lemonade and several finger hors d'oeuvres. At the Reception we had an Indian buffet. The restaurants at the Resort are also very good -- there is a mix of formal sit-down restaurants and buffets that are offered.

 

If you loved this photoshoot, don't forget to join us at the upcoming wedding ceremony! You are going to enjoy it!

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DJ: Magic Mike DJs | Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Weddings | Venues: The Grand at Moon Palace | Floral & Decor: The Grand at Moon Palace | Catering: The Grand at Moon Palace | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Cake & Treats: The Grand at Moon Palace | Cinematography: Pixan Studio | Lighting: The Grand at Moon Palace | Mehndi Artist: The Grand at Moon Palace | Photography: Pixan Studio


Las Vegas, NV Indian Fusion Wedding by AweCaptures

Hi there, darlings! We know its Monday, and we have prepared something special for you to have an extra boost of inspiration to start this new week! As we mentioned in our first entry, we love Fusion weddings! One of the main reasons is because we enjoy seeing how these type of events mingle two cultures and two backgrounds together in a single love story. So, this time, we have gathered the best portrait shots taken by the talented crew from AweCaptures for you to have a visual treat of two cultures joining through love. So we hope you enjoy it! Regardless if Aradhana & Lance rock a traditional Indian style outside the Tropicana Las Vegas or a western-style in the gardens of the Reflection Bay Las Vegas, they both look ravishing! The way they complement each other is fantastic! When you see them together, you can tell that they are soulmates meant to have an everlasting love story. But what we love the most is how the love that this two irradiate is capable of sweetening up our day and melt our harts! Hands down, this was a wedding celebration that we enjoyed at the fullest, and we are sure that you enjoyed it as well. So don't hesitate to visit today's gallery to relive the entire wedding festivities! You are going to have a great time! So go check it out!

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We hope you have a great week full of inspirational ideas! See you tomorrow, ladies!

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Sangeet & Indian Ceremony/Reception Venue: Tropicana Las Vegas | American Ceremony & Reception Venue: Reflection Bay Las Vegas | Planning & Design: Emily Reno Events | Floral & Decor: Petals Flowers and Events | Makeup: Andrew St. Andrew | Hair: Shelby Kelsey | Catering: Tropicana Las Vegas | Catering: Reflection Bay Las Vegas | DJ: Vinh Duong | Bridal Fashions: Bowties Bridal | Cake & Treats: Las Vegas Custom Cakes | Cinematography: M Place Productions | Event Designer: Samantha Campbell | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted | Lighting: Tropicana Las Vegas | Lighting: Petals Flowers and Events | Photo Booth: Vinh Duong | Rentals: Petals Flowers and Events | Transportation: Bell Transportation | Tuxedos: Bowties Tuxedo | Photography: AweCaptures


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