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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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Cincinnati, OH Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

I'm super excited to finally unveil the grand wedding reception of Alisha and Savio! Once again all the refinement of the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati welcomed the newlyweds and the partygoers into a lush ambiance of blush pinks and charming blooms! This time the floral mandap was transformed into an inviting sweetheart stage that covered the most splendid newlyweds' table. This romantic creation is all credited to the genius team of Weddings InStyle,  while the four-tier wedding cake displayed was a creation of the bakery crew at The BonBonerie. I love Maharani's Alisha sleek side-swept curls, navy blue attire and dazzling jewelry set and also love Savio's enchanting black tux. Another great element is the custom made dance floor that Elephant Head Graphics created for the party and where our happy new Mr. and Mrs. danced the night away with the lively music from Opening Minds Entertainment's turntables! This unforgettable event was another big success for Sonal J Shah Events who masterfully executed this soiree to perfection. For all the inspiring details from this stunning event, head into The Best of 2018 edition and the complete gallery by Priyanca Rao Photography!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Savio and I met when I went to visit one of my good friends in Cincinnati, where I had lived previously. We hit it off, and began dating long distance! I knew Savio was "the one" when I never got tired of spending time with him. I can be introverted and re-energize with alone time, but I actually felt better and more energized after I spent time with him. He felt like family to me. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Savio proposed in Hyde Park in Cincinnati closeby where we had first met. We were at a get together with some of our friends when he suggested that we live to get ice cream at a local ice cream spot nearby. I thought that was peculiar for him but we both loved this place so we went. Shortly after we shared our banana split, Savio got on one knee and proposed. It was very special! We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with our friends and family. 
 
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.
Upon starting the wedding planning journey, I knew I needed someone who had good taste, direction, and choices. I was in the midst of my busy fellowship and did not live in the same city as my parents so I knew planning was going to be a bit of a challenge. After doing some research, we reached out to Sonal Shah who really vibed well with all of us. I knew that we wanted to get married in Cincinnati, Ohio because it was where we met and got engaged. Sonal provided excellent options for both local and non-local vendors. 
 
What was really special about my hair and makeup was that my mom had been getting names and numbers of vendors even 10 years before I was engaged. Karuna Chani had come to Cincinnati, Ohio from NYC many years ago for a wedding, and my mom got her card. She still had Karuna's card and we called her up and booked her ASAP. It was the best decision we made because she showered my mom and me with positive vibes and was so much fun to get ready with. Every look that I had was exactly as I had wanted it, and I let her take the creative initiative with each step. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My mom and I went to India to select my wedding clothes. Actually, because I was in the midst of fellowship, I only had 4 days in India. We had very productive days and made it happen in just a few days! I knew I wanted a red Sabyasachi gown before even going to India. The dress I chose was the first one I set my eyes on in the store. It was the best experience. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable process of planning was spending time with my parents. We talked on the phone very often, and I was lucky because my mom took the initiative on most of the planning. She coordinated with Sonal and all the vendors. Going to India with them was so much fun, and I will never forget how we worked hard together to create a magical weekend, and it was exactly that! We were not stressed or worried about the whole weekend because we knew Sonal and her team had everything in control going forward. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests loved the food, dancing, and overall ambiance of the wedding. I heard the cocktail hour was amazing with Dave Sharma on the electric tabla! 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment that plays in my mind was our first look. Priyanca picked out the most beautiful and scenic spot in downtown Cincinnati with a portrait of a woman in the background. The look on his face and spending that time alone together was my favorite. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom would - enjoy the process! It goes so quickly, and it can be stressful at times, but hire your vendors early on and have a good wedding planner.  Your weekend will then be amazing and unforgettable!
 
See you soon!
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Floral & Decor: Weddings InStyle | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: AATMA Performing Arts | Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Cinematography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati | Planning & Design: Sonal J Shah Events | Hair and Makeup: KC Makeup | Hair and Makeup: Alba Beauty Studio | Catering: The Taj Mahal Inc | DJ: Opening Minds Entertainment | Cake & Treats: The BonBonerie | Lighting: CLEAR Lighting | Dance Floor Wrap: Elephant Head Graphics | Electro Tabla: Dave Sharma


Romance by Paradisus

An increasing trend we have seen here at Maharani Weddings is the Indian wedding community's love for destination Indian weddings. Our readers love to indulge in faraway adventures from the comfort of their screens and today I have yet another reason you should book your destination Indian wedding ASAP with Romance by Paradisus

Indian weddings are known for their savory cuisine and Romance by Paradisus has THE best chef in-house with an impressive background that will make your taste buds tingle! A team of experts that counts with a South Asian Wedding Institute Certification will help you locate a perfect venue for your multiple events. Guests can expect to be surrounded by lush grounds in Playa del Carmen, formal gardens in Punta Cana all accompanied with world class views that have to be seen to be believed. The immaculate resort collection offers numerous packages, impressing even the most sophisticated Indian bride. What I love the most is location, location, location! Paradisus Punta CanaParadisus Palma RealMelia Caribe Beach, and Paradisus Playa del CarmenParadisus Cancun, and Paradisus Los Cabos all boast the most impressive of amnesties.

Start your journey at a Paradisus Resort for your very own Indian wedding straight out of a storybook. 

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Pompton Plains, NJ Indian Wedding by Channa Photography

Welcome back dolls, we continue honoring Prachi and Kumar's union as one of the Best of 2018, and you are just in time to witness the magnificent ceremony! The presence of their dearest and nearest was requested through a beautiful invitation from The Royal Collection to participate in the celebrations at The Legacy Castle! Here, all the marvelous of an Indian matrimonial magnificence took the center stage thanks to the brilliant wedding plan that Electric Karma - east coast created especially for the union. With a fantastic Baraat procession that included an excellent dhol player from Maxx Entertainment LLC and an elephant beautifully decorated for the occasion that transported the groom as a real prince courtesy of Echo Lake Stables! Maharani Prachi eagerly awaited for her soulmate to arrive and welcomed him in a festive ceremony that preceded the heart of the marriage festivities. The ornaments and decorations designed by Elegant Affairs Inc. are to die for, with stunning floral arches and enchanting floral arrays, the ceremony space was undeniably flawless. Channa Photography captured some picture perfect moments that will have you swooning for a while, so feel free to jump into the gallery to see more of this unique love story!

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We have more on the way, don't go anywhere! 

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Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Cinematography: Channa Photography | Photography: Channa Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Planning & Design: Electric karma - east coast | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Anita | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Legacy Castle | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Catering - Food Truck: Falafull Truck | Mehndi | DJ: Maxx Entertainment LLC | Baraat - Dhol: Maxx Entertainment LLC | Baraat - Elephant: Echo Lake Stables | Cake & Treats: Palermo Bakery | Lighting: Maxx Entertainment LLC | Mehndi Artist: Mehendi Styling | Transportation: Taylor Rental Dave | Dance Floor: Go to Shout | Charger Plates: Alan Party & Tent Rentals | Priest: Prakash Bhatt | Garba: Gola Ice Gola Express | Pin Spots /Stage Wash/ Live feed & Rigging/ Mirror Booth: Visual Comet | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Rutgers Bhangra


Pompton Plains, NJ Indian Wedding by Channa Photography

Hey there ladies! It's a brand new week and to spoil your inspiration wishes and help you start off your week just right, we take a look at Prachi and Kumar's wedding pulled out directly from the virtual pages of our Best of 2018 Magazine! This lovely duo's celebrations were photographed and filmed by the brilliant Channa Photography who accompanied the couple during their prep time and following sweet first look moment! The pre-wedding ceremony scenes include the beautiful Prachi receiving a glam treatment from the one an only bridal expert, Makeup by Anita, with impeccable smokey eye makeup and an elaborate jasmine floral hairstyle. Stylish and dressed in an ecstatic red floral attire, she accentuated the outfit with a peach dupatta and striking Kundan jewelry. Mehendi Styling outlined the henna paisleys that decorated her hands and feet and that she revealed to the camera as she encountered with her prince Kumar who also looked exceedingly radiant in a peach sherwani embroidered with exquisite flower patterns! Grab a tissue and check out some of our favorite first look portraits of this beautiful twosome in the full gallery!

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I will see you here in a bit to break down all the details of the majestic wedding!

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Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Cinematography: Channa Photography | Photography: Channa Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Planning & Design: Electric karma - east coast | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Anita | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Legacy Castle | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Catering - Food Truck: Falafull Truck | Mehndi | DJ: Maxx Entertainment LLC | Baraat - Dhol: Maxx Entertainment LLC | Baraat - Elephant: Echo Lake Stables | Cake & Treats: Palermo Bakery | Lighting: Maxx Entertainment LLC | Mehndi Artist: Mehendi Styling | Transportation: Taylor Rental Dave | Dance Floor: Go to Shout | Charger Plates: Alan Party & Tent Rentals | Priest: Prakash Bhatt | Garba: Gola Ice Gola Express | Pin Spots /Stage Wash/ Live feed & Rigging/ Mirror Booth: Visual Comet | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Rutgers Bhangra


Houston, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by Biyani Photography

We are back ladies, and we continue reliving today's stellar wedding featuring the lovely Casey and Hiren! The elaborate Indian wedding ceremony was entirely captured by the lens of Biyani Photography who produced an epic photo shoot of the newlyweds and some artistic snaps of the blissful day! The guests were invited to take part in the union at the exclusive The Westin Houston with an elegant invite from The Royal CollectionElectric karma planned the ultra elegant Indian wedding ceremony at the Azalea Ballroom, guests were greeted with a romantic ambiance that the creative crew of Mandap Creations infused with bold red roses throughout the room, a majestic golden structure and a long aisle dimmed with candlelights! ILumeArtistry helped Casey transform herself into a real Indian princess bride giving her the perfect Maharani hair and makeup and rocked a red lehenga with intricate golden details! The collection of dreamy images is absolutely amazing so make sure you don't miss any shot in our full gallery

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Both of us love the Houston Rockets and tweeted about them on Twitter. Because of this mutual interest, we eventually started to communicate through Twitter. One day we were both at the same basketball game and decided to meet up in person. I hate to sound cliche but immediately I knew there was something special about him! That weekend we met at a local park and ended up talking for over 4 hours!! We shared stories of our lives and families. And several years later he actually started working for the Houston Rockets, so everything came full circle!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Hiren told me to pack a bag for an overnight stay somewhere. I kind of had a feeling something was going on but wasn't too sure. We ate a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant and then he drove us to a new hotel that I had been wanting to stay at since it had opened! I was so excited when we pulled up. When we got to our room, the view was amazing! You could see our home in the distance, the place we met, and the place where we had our first date!!! (little did I know that Hiren had been going to the hotel all week looking at all of the rooms to find the perfect view!!). When I turned around from looking at the view, he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him... I immediately began crying really hard so I can't remember exactly what he said! 
 
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.
The wedding planning was stressful at first because I am a white Christian/American and Hiren is Hindu and born in India. We wanted to make sure that both of our cultures were represented and we were a little nervous on how to make all of that flow together. Our wedding planner Therese Cole (Electric Karma) was AMAZING!!!! She helped us so much to make sure our worries were put to rest. Dhanvi and her team with iLumeArtistry took care of the hair and makeup. We had two ceremonies (one Hindu wedding and one Christian wedding) which both required very different looks but she pulled it off flawlessly!! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For my bridal lengha, me, my parents, Hiren, and his parents all traveled to India. It was pretty overwhelming because there were sooo many options and designs to choose from. I found a beautiful one to have made for me. I definitely wanted to have a red traditional lengha. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Getting to spend time with Hiren and our families!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All of the events! We had 5 events total and each one was completely different. For my family and friends, hardly any of them knew what to expect for an Indian wedding and they were blown away!! 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
For the Christian wedding ceremony, after my dad walked me down the aisle, I read a letter that I had written for him to the entire crowd. I was crying, my dad was crying, and almost everyone in the room was crying!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't give up or give in! If you have an idea in mind, make sure to go for it! You will regret it if you don't. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
For my bridal henna, I made sure to have the Houston Rockets logo incorporated as well as the Houston Astros logo, those are our favorite sports teams. Our cake was wonderful because one layer mimicked the pattern of my lengha and one of the layers mimicked the pattern of my white wedding dress!

Stick around for all the details of the Western ceremony and final glam bash!
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Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Photography: Biyani Photography | Planning & Design: Electric Karma International | Photo Booths: Mr. Photobot | Venues: The Westin Houston, Memorial City | Catering: The Westin Houston, Memorial City | Floral & Decor: Mandap Creations | Hair & Makeup: ILumeArtistry | Catering: Bombay Brasserie | Catering: Pappa's Catering | DJ: Karmadjs - Dj Yogi | Baraat: Karmadjs | Cake & Treats: Cakes by Gina | Cinematography: A&A Video Productions | Lightning: Karmadjs - Dj Yogi | Mehndi Artist: Henna By Sobia | Transportation: Genesis


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