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Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

Welcome back, beautiful Maharanis! Tulsi & Neel's love story continues, and we have many more details for you to enjoy! So, get yourself comfortable and prepare to be amazed and inspired! After the initial photo shoot, our two lovebirds were ready to go inside the halls of The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts to proceed with the wedding ceremony that united their lives in marriage. And right from the start, we have to say that this wedding ceremony fully designed and executed by Honeydew Events was amazing! And we are sure that you are going to love it! To set the mood for this solemn event, Royal Charms Floral and Decor crafted a minimalist yet on-point decor that created a perfect setting for these two to tie the knot. The beauty of this ceremony also reflected in the looks of our lovely Maharani, who burst into the room wearing a fashionable burgundy lengha after being glamorized by Payal MUA. There is no doubt that this was a dreamy ceremony that everyone loved and enjoyed to the fullest. And we want to make a special shoutout to Studio KSD for perpetuating every moment of this ceremony in such a beautiful way. If you want to check out more of this wedding ceremony, 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"?
It was a series of brief interactions over 6 months. We first locked eyes on a party bus in San Francisco in August 2014. It wasn't until my best friend's (and future maid-of-honor) birthday party did Neel finally show his interest. He bought me a couple of distilled agave beverages and we had a night of pure fun with our closest friends. We were both incredibly confused how quickly we fell into a rhythm, but within a few months we took a quick trip to Hawaii. While on a hike, I picked a banana from a tree, got a terrible stomach ache, and said, "I love you, and I may need to go to a hospital".
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Neel and I were on a 3-month sabbatical at the time. I knew a proposal was coming on the trip but didn't know when or where. In early January, we found ourselves in Chiang Mai, Thailand. When we travel, we like to take a cooking class. He splurged on a cooking class at the Four Seasons Resort. In the 3rd and final dish we were preparing, a papaya salad, I found a ring. Unfortunately, the ring sizes are measured differently internationally and I found a ring large enough to fit a man's thumb. But there was Neel, asking me to marry him, and so confused that I missed the actual question and demanded he ask it again so I could take it in. Of course, I said yes. In fact, my best friend (maid-of-honor), flew to Thailand with the ring, as a surprise.
 
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.
Photography - This was easy. I knew I wanted to work with KSD based on seeing their craft in action at my cousins' weddings.
Hair & Make-up - Payal MUA. She worked so well with what I was looking to achieve, a modern bride with a hint of old-school bollywood cinema
Outfits - I was able to find all of my outfits within 1 day at Asopalav, in Gujarat, India.
Decor Theme - Royal Charms. Given everything about our relationship, our reception theme was appropriately Travel themed. This included table-cards with our favorite destinations, and mini suitcases.
Venue - We didn't want a typical banquet hall. That limited our choices already. We found the Kimmel Center of Philadelphia, and I just saw the wedding happen there. It was a reach, but we made it happen!
Catering - Garces Catering, through Kimmel Center. We worked with them to create a fusion South Asian and Western meals for all events. They're so creative and they did not disappoint.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We pinned on pinterest, bookmarked on google, and talked to numerous brides. When we got to India, everything was different and our research was practically useless. I was lucky to find all of my outfits on the 3rd day of the trip, in 1 sitting, at Asopalav. When you know, you know.
 
Neel, my husband, did not have such luck. We went to countless stores and shops. His Sangeet was specially designed and made by Paresh Lamba in Banglore, the Wedding outfit was from Asopalav in Gujarat, and a tux made in the US to the reception.
 
The bridesmaids and groomsmen was also made from scratch. I had a color in mind, but under serious dehydration and exhaustion we ended up with something completely different!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
This is likely the most obvious answer, but the food-tasting. It was one of the few parts of the planning that was only Neel & I. Food is the epicenter of our relationship (refer to pain-inducing banana, and proposal papaya salad). Neel's face lights up when he eats something absolutely delicious. It was incredible.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they enjoyed that the wedding was in city-center, Philadelphia. All of the weddings for our family and friends were at banquet halls. And if there's anything Neel & I are, its atypical to tradition. We opted to use the beautiful and historic Philadelphia skyline as our backdrop. Our guests enjoyed the backdrop as well!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, but it wasn't the romance that's memorable. I was asked to walk up to Neel, who was facing away from me, and whisper something to him that would make him smile. I took it as an opportunity to make a fart joke. He did laugh so hard that he tripped over himself as he turned around and practically fell on me. It deflated all the stress of the day, immediately.
 
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 decided not to have a wedding cake. Instead we did the following:
1. At the Sangeet, I surprised Neel with a "grooms-cake", designed by me, highlighting some of the checkpoints in our relationship. It included the costume I wore on our first date (yes, a costume), poker cards for Neel, and even basketball. We also catered vegetarian cheesesteaks from the famous Campos Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia!
2. At the Reception, we ordered popular desserts from around the US. This includes: Lauderee Macaroons (NYC), Junior's Cheesecake, Prantl's almond torte, and many many more. It was a sugary feast.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Schedule moments for you and your fiance/husband during the wedding week. You may fight, you may laugh, you may even sleep - but it's so important to maintain that connection leading up to the biggest moment in your relationship.
2. It's actually ok if something goes awry. You can't control it all, though I'm sure you'll try. But those "mistakes", often make the best stories! Those are the stories you'll remember.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
It's difficult to summarize details into a few words, but I'll list my greatest hits:
5. Favorite Dance: the entire Murthy family (Neel's dance) took part in a group dance. I mean EVERYONE.
4. Favorite Food: Garces Catering (through Kimmel Center) made a coconut macaron cake. Drool.
3. Favorite Song: Our first dance was a custom-mix of Lights Down Low by Maxx with bhangra beats.
2. Favorite speech: My brother's speech was so well-received, hitting the right balance of funny and sweet.
1. Favorite Moment: The First-look. We were both so stressed from the week of events. Having a moment just centered us. It was us in our purest form.
Most fun: 
For our bridal party photos, we decided to use a basketball court. Neel is obsessed with all things basketball, and over the years, I've come to love the game as well. We went outside-the-box (pun intended), and had about 15-20 min of playing basketball with our closest friends and family. It was a moment where we didn't feel so deep in "wedding-mode". Even in our full wedding attire, we got to shoots some hoops! Our bridal party really loved it as well since it was a moment we were surrounded by the people we're most comfortable with, the people that introduced us, the people that celebrated us most enthusiastically.

Don't go too far because we are a few moments away from unveiling the fantastic reception party that ended the wedding festivities!
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Photography: Studio KSD | DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Floral & Decor: Royal Charms Floral and Decor | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts | Planning & Design: Honeydew Events | Hair & Makeup: Payal MUA | Catering: Garces Events


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

Hello, ladies! We excited to be back with a new romantic story! If you are a wedding lover, just like we are, you will be thrilled to know that today's wedding already featured in our Video Blog thanks to the fantastic cinematography created by Studio KSD. And today, we have more details to share, starting with a romantic outdoor photoshoot that we are sure you are going to love. Tulsi & Neel wanted to portray their love in the streets of Philly, PA, and what a great decision it was! Whether if they were posing in front of contemporary architecture, or walking on the sidewalk, they looked amazing! They have a fantastic connection that got immortalized in every single shot captured by Studio KSD, but what we love the most is the love and happiness that these two radiates. If you take a closer look, you will notice that there is a sparkle in their eyes; that sparkle that is only present in couples that are truly in love. So, we cannot stop but to think of how lucky these two are for having crossed their ways. If you want to take a closer look at this photoshoot, head into our gallery for more. It is the perfect preamble before we join Tulsi & Neel at The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts to take a glance at their big wedding ceremony fully decored by Royal Charms Floral and Decor.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was a series of brief interactions over 6 months. We first locked eyes on a party bus in San Francisco in August 2014. It wasn't until my best friend's (and future maid-of-honor) birthday party did Neel finally show his interest. He bought me a couple of distilled agave beverages and we had a night of pure fun with our closest friends. We were both incredibly confused how quickly we fell into a rhythm, but within a few months we took a quick trip to Hawaii. While on a hike, I picked a banana from a tree, got a terrible stomach ache, and said, "I love you, and I may need to go to a hospital".
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Neel and I were on a 3-month sabbatical at the time. I knew a proposal was coming on the trip but didn't know when or where. In early January, we found ourselves in Chiang Mai, Thailand. When we travel, we like to take a cooking class. He splurged on a cooking class at the Four Seasons Resort. In the 3rd and final dish we were preparing, a papaya salad, I found a ring. Unfortunately, the ring sizes are measured differently internationally and I found a ring large enough to fit a man's thumb. But there was Neel, asking me to marry him, and so confused that I missed the actual question and demanded he ask it again so I could take it in. Of course, I said yes. In fact, my best friend (maid-of-honor), flew to Thailand with the ring, as a surprise.
 
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.
Photography - This was easy. I knew I wanted to work with KSD based on seeing their craft in action at my cousins' weddings.
Hair & Make-up - Payal MUA. She worked so well with what I was looking to achieve, a modern bride with a hint of old-school bollywood cinema
Outfits - I was able to find all of my outfits within 1 day at Asopalav, in Gujarat, India.
Decor Theme - Royal Charms. Given everything about our relationship, our reception theme was appropriately Travel themed. This included table-cards with our favorite destinations, and mini suitcases.
Venue - We didn't want a typical banquet hall. That limited our choices already. We found the Kimmel Center of Philadelphia, and I just saw the wedding happen there. It was a reach, but we made it happen!
Catering - Garces Catering, through Kimmel Center. We worked with them to create a fusion South Asian and Western meals for all events. They're so creative and they did not disappoint.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We pinned on pinterest, bookmarked on google, and talked to numerous brides. When we got to India, everything was different and our research was practically useless. I was lucky to find all of my outfits on the 3rd day of the trip, in 1 sitting, at Asopalav. When you know, you know.
 
Neel, my husband, did not have such luck. We went to countless stores and shops. His Sangeet was specially designed and made by Paresh Lamba in Banglore, the Wedding outfit was from Asopalav in Gujarat, and a tux made in the US to the reception.
 
The bridesmaids and groomsmen was also made from scratch. I had a color in mind, but under serious dehydration and exhaustion we ended up with something completely different!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
This is likely the most obvious answer, but the food-tasting. It was one of the few parts of the planning that was only Neel & I. Food is the epicenter of our relationship (refer to pain-inducing banana, and proposal papaya salad). Neel's face lights up when he eats something absolutely delicious. It was incredible.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they enjoyed that the wedding was in city-center, Philadelphia. All of the weddings for our family and friends were at banquet halls. And if there's anything Neel & I are, its atypical to tradition. We opted to use the beautiful and historic Philadelphia skyline as our backdrop. Our guests enjoyed the backdrop as well!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, but it wasn't the romance that's memorable. I was asked to walk up to Neel, who was facing away from me, and whisper something to him that would make him smile. I took it as an opportunity to make a fart joke. He did laugh so hard that he tripped over himself as he turned around and practically fell on me. It deflated all the stress of the day, immediately.
 
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 decided not to have a wedding cake. Instead we did the following:
1. At the Sangeet, I surprised Neel with a "grooms-cake", designed by me, highlighting some of the checkpoints in our relationship. It included the costume I wore on our first date (yes, a costume), poker cards for Neel, and even basketball. We also catered vegetarian cheesesteaks from the famous Campos Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia!
2. At the Reception, we ordered popular desserts from around the US. This includes: Lauderee Macaroons (NYC), Junior's Cheesecake, Prantl's almond torte, and many many more. It was a sugary feast.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Schedule moments for you and your fiance/husband during the wedding week. You may fight, you may laugh, you may even sleep - but it's so important to maintain that connection leading up to the biggest moment in your relationship.
2. It's actually ok if something goes awry. You can't control it all, though I'm sure you'll try. But those "mistakes", often make the best stories! Those are the stories you'll remember.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
It's difficult to summarize details into a few words, but I'll list my greatest hits:
5. Favorite Dance: the entire Murthy family (Neel's dance) took part in a group dance. I mean EVERYONE.
4. Favorite Food: Garces Catering (through Kimmel Center) made a coconut macaron cake. Drool.
3. Favorite Song: Our first dance was a custom-mix of Lights Down Low by Maxx with bhangra beats.
2. Favorite speech: My brother's speech was so well-received, hitting the right balance of funny and sweet.
1. Favorite Moment: The First-look. We were both so stressed from the week of events. Having a moment just centered us. It was us in our purest form.
Most fun: 
For our bridal party photos, we decided to use a basketball court. Neel is obsessed with all things basketball, and over the years, I've come to love the game as well. We went outside-the-box (pun intended), and had about 15-20 min of playing basketball with our closest friends and family. It was a moment where we didn't feel so deep in "wedding-mode". Even in our full wedding attire, we got to shoots some hoops! Our bridal party really loved it as well since it was a moment we were surrounded by the people we're most comfortable with, the people that introduced us, the people that celebrated us most enthusiastically.

There is still plenty more to admire, so make sure to stick around!
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Romantic
Contemporary
season
Summer
color
Photography: Studio KSD | DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Floral & Decor: Royal Charms Floral and Decor | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts | Planning & Design: Honeydew Events | Hair & Makeup: Payal MUA | Catering: Garces Events


Snow Hill, MD Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Welcome back, ladies! We are happy you could join us at Sonal & Patrick's wedding reception! We know that it has been a day full of emotions and beautiful ceremonies, and we wanted you to have some fun. So, let's head off to the Castle Farm Inc to enjoy this wedding reception! The soothing environment this venue has to offer was an ideal scenario to host the event that marked the end of the wedding festivities. The musical mood for this gala was in charge of Luxe Event Entertainment, and oh boy, what a fantastic work they did! They exceeded all expectations and enlivened every moment of the night playing the latest Bollywood hits and making everyone dance the night away! Without any question, this reception party was on for the books, and we so wish we were there as it looks like everyone had the time of their lives! If you want to relive this entire wedding festivities, make sure to take a peek at the beautiful shots captured by Lightyear Studio in today's gallery! Every single shot is an absolute visual delight that you are going to love! Just a quick piece of advice: Make sure to have some spare time because you can lose track of time while checking these masterpieces!

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Have an awesome day, darlings! See you tomorrow!

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Sangeet Venue: Kyland Barn | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Castle Farm Inc | DJ: Luxe Event Entertainment | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Snow Hill, MD Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hello, Maharanis! We are back with more details of this wedding celebration! So, pour yourself a hot beverage, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy Sonal & Patrick's big wedding ceremonies held at the Castle Farm Inc! You read, right! Ceremonies, in plural! This lucky pair had two beautiful ceremonies to bless their union and to start a lifetime of marriage! So get ready to have a blast! Just by taking a look at the amazing shots captured by Lightyear Studio, we get no doubts that Sonal & Patrick knew exactly what they wanted when they started planning their wedding ceremonies because everything turned out to be amazing! It was a real-life fairytale! The soothing environment, the cloudy sky, the mix of colors, and the beauty of two soulmates become one through their love is absolutely amazing! There were so much beauty and emotions surrounding these ceremonies that we are sure that more than one of the guests dropped a tear of joy while seeing these two profess their love and commitment for each other. For more amazing shots of this beautiful couple during their wedding ceremonies, make sure to visit the gallery that we have prepared for today! You are going to love it!

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This is not over yet! We still have one more stop, so make sure to stick around!

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Sangeet Venue: Kyland Barn | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Castle Farm Inc | DJ: Luxe Event Entertainment | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


Snow Hill, MD Indian Fusion Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Happy Wednesday, ladies! Are you ready to venture on a love journey that seems like taken out from a fairytale? We know you are! So let's not wait any longer, and prepare to enjoy all the beauty surrounding Sonal & Patrick's wedding festivities! For this installment, we'll be taking a look at the fantastic scenes immortalized during these lovebirds' outdoor photoshoot. So get ready to enjoy a cornucopia of colors, elegance, tradition, and love that we are sure will blow your mind! The gardens of the Castle Farm Inc became the perfect place to capture this mesmerizing scenes! The geniuses behind these masterpieces? The talented folks from Lightyear Studio! And we cannot stretch how impressed we are with the artistic nature of their shots. Just by scrolling down, you can tell that they have a lot of talent by the way they transform a natural setting into a perfect canvas to immortalize magnificent scenes filled with colors and the love of this young couple. And it is not just the fact that the shots are amazing; it is the way they transmit tons of emotions that make them outstanding! If you can't get enough of this fabulous photo session, head into our gallery for more amazing shots!

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More coming in a bit! 

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Sangeet Venue: Kyland Barn | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Castle Farm Inc | DJ: Luxe Event Entertainment | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio


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