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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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Chicago, IL Indian Wedding by Glen Abog Photography

Happy Friday, Maharanis! Let's get ready for a lovely and full inspiring weekend by taking a look at all the exquisite details surrounding Aranee & Tanush's twinkling wedding celebration. So, let's not wait any longer and jump right into it! Right from the get-go, we have to say that we were lost in a mesmerizing haze of delight as we looked at the spectacular photos captured by Glen Abog Photography. Today's lucky couple had a Hindu wedding ceremony at the Hilton Downtown Chicago in Chicago, and also a civil wedding celebrated at the Montage Kapalua Bay in Hawaii. How cool is that! The luxurious accommodations of the Hawaiian venue were the perfect setting for Aranee & Tanush to unite their lives in marriage. To enhance this grand event's beauty, Asa Flowers created a marvelous decor that we all loved! Add in a stunning couple radiating happiness and glam, and you have one delectable visual treat for the ages! Our gorgeous Aranee burst into the scene looking like a goddess after being pampered by Ry-N Shimabuku, who took care of all her fashion needs in such a fantastic way that she completely stole the show! Ladies, wait no more and get ready to dive into this real-life fairytale by visiting this jaw-dropping gallery. It is an absolute visual delight you don't want to miss! We are sure you will love it, and you will get tons of inspiring ideas to plan your wedding!

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That is all for today, darlings. Have a fabulous weekend, and don't forget to join us on Monday for more!

Sangeet / Hindu Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton Downtown Chicago | Civil Ceremony & Reception Venue: Montage Kapalua Bay | Wedding Consultant: Tying the Knot | Floral & Decor: Asa Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Ry-N Shimabuku | Catering: Montage Kapalua Bay | DJ: Maui DJ Services | Hawaiian Dancers at Reception: Manutea Nui E | Cinematography: All Time Media | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Maxe Designs | Lighting: Rio Event Design | Rentals: Rio Event Design | Photography: Glen Abog Photography

Jaipur, Rajasthan Indian Wedding by Twogether Studios

Happy Monday, ladies! We hope you are ready to start this new week with a sweet and charming story because today's wedding celebration will melt your heart with tenderness and joy while brightening up your day. This lovely story incorporated a set of pre-wedding ceremonies and events leading to the grand wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. And you can't imagine how excited we are to share all the beautiful and vibrant images captured by Twogether Studios during the outdoor wedding ceremony hosted at the Le Meridien. So let's not wait any longer and jump right into it! For this grand celebration, Veena Events arrived bright and early to transform the outdoors of the wedding venue into a romantic paradise that everyone loved. Without any question, this was the dream backdrop Shreya & Dakshit always imagined. And talking about dreams come true, what about Shreya's dreamy look! Her fantastic makeup and hairstyle was a vision of beauty designed by Biancaa Bee, and we are impressed with the final result! However, we think her best accessory was the smile on her face! After tying the knot, these two lovebirds were ready to celebrate their life-milestone in the company of their family and friends. If you want to take a closer look at this romantic wedding celebration, make sure to visit today's gallery. We are sure you'll take tons of inspiring ideas from it!

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What a great way to start the week, isn't it ladies? If you loved today's story, make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

Venue: Le Meridien | Planning & Design: Veena Events | Floral & Decor: Veena Events | Hair & Makeup: Biancaa Bee | Catering: Veena Events | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Sohail Sen | Bridal Jewelry (Mehendi & Carnival): Gazal Gupta | Bridal Jewelry (Musical Night & Sagan): Dolly J | Cinematography: Twogether Studios | Event Designer: Veena Events | Mehndi Artist: Veena Events | Transportation: Veena Events | Travel Concierge: Veena Events | Photography: Twogether Studios

Albany, NY Indian Wedding by Fine Art Productions

Happy Friday, ladies! This week has been full of inspiring ideas and romantic stories, and today is no exception! We are ending this week with a flourish by taking a look at Meghna & Pragnesh's grand wedding celebration. So get yourself ready to have a blast! One of the first things that you have to have in mind when planning your wedding is to have beautifully crafted invites as they will announce your wedding, and it is the way you will notify your family and friends that you want to have their presence on this special day for you. So you need to choose them wisely! If you want to have extraordinary invites, do what this lovely couple did, and contact The Royal Collection. Believe us, with this fantastic team, you can never go wrong! Once you have invited everyone, you need to have a great venue and perfect decoration, and Meghna & Pragnesh's wedding bash is an example of what a dreamy wedding looks like! Fully orchestrated by Events by Ridhi P, this wedding event seemed like taken from the pages of a fairytale. Abhishek Decorators decored the exclusive halls of the Albany Marriott, and we absolutely loved the final result! The color palette, the floral arrangements, and the overall decor were as elegant as captivating, and it created a beautiful setting more than suitable for this life-changing moment! After the wedding ceremony, all guests celebrate along with the newlyweds at a big reception party enlivened by D&S Event Solutions. And oh, boy, they owned the stage and put everyone to dance. The only time the dancing stop, was to enjoy the culinary experience prepared by Rasoi, right before having a bite at the sweet treats baked by Villa Italia Bakery. Ladies, if you can't get enough of this wedding celebration, don't miss today's gallery brought to you thanks to Fine Art Productions. You will get tons of inspiring ideas for your big day!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We “met” on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel! Pragnesh came across my profile first, thought a 6’ tall Gujarati girl was too good to be true, and took a shot. When I saw his profile, I thought that a 6’2” Gujarati boy was definitely too good to be true, so I had to pursue!
I knew he was the one fairly early in our relationship, we had similar core values and family backgrounds, but more so I felt more myself with him than I did with anyone before. He also stood by me during some tough family situations, and I realized how important a role he played in my life so quickly. Definitely helped that he got along so well (without me having to navigate the scenario) with my best friends!!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had planned a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as a getaway (2018 was a crazy year for us, 6 weddings of which I was a bridesmaid in 2!). We had decided to do little surprises for each other during the trip - I had planned our spa day with some special add OMS, and he planned a photo shoot around the resort - this was because I always wanted to get nice couple pictures of us!  At the end of the shoot, we came to this gazebo overlooking the beach and ocean. Our photographer had us stand back to back and take a few steps apart, then had me turn around, where I saw Pragnesh on one knee asking me to marry him! I looked next to him and saw this heart made out of candles and flower petals spelling out “Marry Me Meghna” and in his other side a hotel staff member came out with a bouquet of roses and champagne! Needless to say I was surprised, and said “seriously?” after he asked the question!!  Of course I shortly thereafter said yes!
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.
Having been to so many weddings in the past, and helping plan some of them, I had a solid idea of what I did and didn’t want. Finding a venue was easy, as there were only 2 in the Albany, NY area that could accommodate the number of guests we were inviting. We chose the Marriott, which not only is 5 minutes away from my childhood home, but was where I had my sweet 16!
For hair and makeup, I chose a local salon (J&C Beauty Bar) - they had done the hair and makeup for one of my close friend’s weddings the year before, and they were amazing. They were actually the first vendor I booked!
For outfits, I knew I wanted to wear a traditional Gujarati Panetar sari, with my groom in a sherwani with matching accents. We were able to find those at shops in Mumbai. I also found my reception gown in Mumbai, and had my other outfits (mehndi - custom shortened green chaniya choli, grahshanthi - pink sari with purple blouse, pithi - yellow salwar kameez with palazzo pants, Garba - multicolored chaniya choli) custom made by a designer aunty in Mumbai - I was able to pick the fabrics And accents for them all. In fact, my Garba chaniya was made of pieces of my bridesmaids’ chaniya cholis (also custom made). My bridesmaids’ outfits for the wedding were custom designed simple gowns (fabric chosen by my mom, best friend, and me) with maroon dupattas.  The groomsmen had the same dupatta to go with their navy blue kurta pyjamas, and the maid of honor and best man had special borders put on their dupattas.
In regards to decor, my husband and I were very hands on. We wanted simple themes, and wanted everything to feel open and lively. Abhishek Decorators definitely helped us achieve that vision. I also wanted to incorporate peaches, maroons, and white for the florals, and loved a wisteria canopy our decorator showed us for the mandap. We had gold “bookshelves” as our backdrop for the wedding, and a moss wall with a gold lantern shaped cutout wall for the reception. The Garba was very colorful, with 2 canopied seating areas with colorful couches, and a bangle station for guests to take pouches of bangles, bindis, and jhumki earrings. We even entered the Garba in a colorful bicycle-driven rickshaw!
Our DJs were very easy to choose. I had met D&S event solutions the year before when vendor shopping with my friend for her wedding. I was blown away by their energy and friendliness, and knew when I got married they had to be there!  The planning process with them was just plain fun, it felt like we were friends and/or family forever! Thanks to them we also got our day of wedding coordinator, Events by Ridhi P!
For photo/video, we saw Fine Arts Productions at a wedding expo, and realized they had done a good friends wedding (also at the Marriott) 11 years prior!  After a mire in depth meeting, we knew Amish and Chirali would help us achieve our vision for the wedding. They even helped us film a Bollywood music video for our reception introduction!
 How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Orange is my favorite color, so I had my Garba dupatta in orange to contrast all the other colors in my chaniya. My reception outfit was a customized coral gown with embroidered duster, with the embroidery being in light blue. My husband wore light blue and coral socks with his navy blue and black tux to coordinate!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would say having our family and friends being a part of the process, but still having some surprises that just my husband and I knew. We also had the best vendors that all had worked together before and also helped us with the planning process and details patiently.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they loved all the personal touches. We wanted each and every guest to feel important at our wedding, because they were! We also had an endless stream of food and snacks, which everyone definitely appreciated! For parents of young kids, we had a kids only entertainment room with magicians, balloon artists, face painters, and cartoon characters to keep the kids entertained (and supervised with babysitters) which allowed the parents to cut loose too!  In fact, the characters infiltrated the main reception and joined in on the dance party!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One that sticks out is our first look - I decided to “wear” a Chewbacca mask for when my husband turned around, definitely made us both (And the decorators, DJ, and photographers in the room) laugh!
I also remember sitting on the mandap and taking a breath to see all my family and friends in the room. I could make out almost each and every individual face, and even though there were 350 of them, I recognized them all and it made the wedding feel more intimate.
Another wonderful memory from our reception was that The dance floor never closed once it was open. People were always dancing, for 4 hours straight! I love dancing, and so that in itself was an extra bonus dream come true!
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 all our performances at the Garba. Both our families had a few dances, and our friends and bridal party also performed (including my parents with aunties and uncles from my hometown!). We were surprised when my cousins started showing a clip of them dancing at my sweet 16, which was literally in the same ballroom 18 years before. I surprised my husband and everyone by jumping in with my bridesmaids to dance for a short clip, but then my husband one upped me by dancing with my friends for a short clip, but then also joining the groomsmen for a dance!
At the reception, we surprised everyone with an introduction video. We wanted it to seem like a dream sequence that occurs between the wedding and reception. We imagined we were dropped into 3 different older Bollywood songs, complete with “authentic” costumes and the original video dance moves! Needless to say, our guests were all surprised and definitely enjoyed it a lot!!
My husband and I had one more surprise for our guests. Our first dance was to a Michael Jackson song, and we decided to remix in an uptempo MJ song to which we threw in some of his classic dance moves! We are both MJ fans, so it was only appropriate!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process, and delegate tasks as much as you can! Hiring Ridhi as a wedding coordinator was the best decision, as she took that weight off my shoulders!
During the wedding events, eat as much as you can, stay hydrated (I had a giant water bottle with me at all times!) and just stay calm - don’t stress over little things, because that will prevent you from remembering the important moments!
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Jewelry: for the wedding, I wore a sari clip that belonged to my late maternal grandmother, and the diamond in my nose ring was from a broken earring of hers as well.
Mehndi: I found a local mehndi artist (Henna by Nayalesh), and we incorporated elephants that matched our invitations, as well as a dulha holding a bagel and dulhan holding a cup of coffee to symbolize us meeting on coffee meets bagel!
Cake: we chose a local bakery (Villa Italia), and decided on a cake to cut and a variety of cupcakes to serve our guests instead of a traditional tiered cake.

Have a great weekend ladies, and don't forget to join us on Monday for more! 
Floral & Decor: Abhishek Decorators | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Venue: Albany Marriott | Planning & Design: Events by Ridhi P | Hair & Makeup: JV Beauty & Salon | Mehndi: Henna by Nayalesh | Catering: Rasoi | Cake & Treats: Villa Italia Bakery | DJ: D&S Event Solutions | Baraat: D&S Event Solutions | Lighting: D&S Event Solutions | Cinematography: Fine Art Productions | Photo Booth: Actions Photo Booths | Entertainment: Zing-A-Gram | Photography: Fine Art Productions

Huntsville, AL Indian Fusion Wedding by Castaldo Studio

Ladies, don't miss Aparajita & Grey's fabulous wedding bash in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Grey and I met in college when we were both in Concert choir and an a cappella group together. We were friends for years and I always say that is the foundation of our friendship. A few months after college we started officially dating and it was definitely work with me applying for medical school, him pursuing the military, and both of us living in separate cities. I think I knew he was “the one” when he left for basic training for 4 months. We were only able to talk twice on the phone during that time but we wrote letters to each other to keep in touch. I knew then that I never wanted to be without him again for the rest of my life!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I was doing my surgery acting internship at UAB on Cinco De Mayo. My friend told me that her parents wanted to take us out for her pharmacy school graduation so as soon as I got done at the hospital I had intentions to rush home to change. I may have made a detour to get margaritas (because it was Cinco De Mayo)! Of course I insisted on napping when I got back to my apartment but Grey kept his cool the whole time. When we finally got to the restaurant, we went out to this beautiful back patio and that’s when he proposed! What was so special was that my family, his family, and a couple of my close friends were all hiding in the back patio and came out to surprise me! He even had my friends bring me things to do my nails because I couldn’t have my nails done on my surgery rotation. He truly thought of everything.
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.
My venue was Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama. I had been to so many weddings here growing up that it was surreal to see how it was transformed into my vision of my special day.
All of my Indian outfits were purchased during a December trip to India. We shopped in Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai. The experience was so amazing and my husband actually came with us for a bit of the trip and got to see India for the first time! I was able to hand pick and alter or design all of my outfits which was very special.
My makeup artist was Maleigh McCloy who is based out of my hometown of Madison, Al. I stumbled upon Maleigh's makeup page on Instagram and immediately saw the talent she had for creating stunning makeup looks. She did my makeup for my engagement party and it was FLAWLESS. I knew she would be the perfect choice for my wedding. She managed to pull off 4 separate looks for the weekend with absolute perfection in addition helping out with some of my family's makeup as well.
My hair was by Gwyneth Morales based out of Birmingham, Al. I have been going to Gwyn for a few years now to get my hair cut and colored so I knew she would be someone I could 100% trust with my hair for my wedding. She went ABOVE AND BEYOND for my wedding weekend. We had multiple trials so she could get used to the jewelry and other accessories. She even had her mom sew in clips to my wedding dupatta so it would not fall off my head! I truly was so lucky to have her as my hair stylist.
My decor was done by Mital Dodhia with Myar Decor. Mital and I immediately clicked when we realized we both had similar taste for decor. Simple, elegant, traditional, with a contemporary twist. Her ideas were more than I could have ever even dreamed of. She flawlessly executed transitioning between the American ceremony and the more traditional Indian ceremonies. Her team was even able to build me a custom bar for my backyard Sangeet. She created the absolute perfect backdrop for the best weekend ever!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal dress was from David's bridal in Birmingham. I knew that I wanted to get somethings simple and elegant that would juxtapose well against the lavish Indian outfits and that would not break the bank (as I would only be wearing it for our morning ceremony). I fell in love with a v-neck, A-line dress that had POCKETS! It made me feel so beautiful and confident!
My Hindu ceremony wedding dress was from Kolkata. IBengali brides traditionally wear red Banarasi saris for their ceremonies.I had always wanted to wear a lehenga for my wedding and I was able to find fabric that was beaded in a Banarasi print which I made into my lehenga. I wanted my blouse to be simple so that my jewelry would stand out. The designers in Kolkata were able to dye the fabric to the perfect red color and make my dream lehenga come to life!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the process was having my whole family help with all aspects of the wedding. From designing our signs, to choreographing for the sangeet, my family and close family friends were so incredibly helpful. There were times that I was feeling very overwhelmed because in addition to planning a wedding I was also applying and matching into residency, having to prepare to move to a different state, and having to buy a house to live in for the next 5 years while I'm in residency. My family did everything they could to help my out when I needed it. I also loved getting to celebrate our engagement and bridal showers with my aunties and uncles!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We were so lucky to hear so many compliments about things that people enjoyed about the wedding. People LOVED the food from Kabobish. They went above and beyond to provide an amazing menu for us. I also have heard so many compliments about the decor! A lot of future brides have reached out to me and I have recommended Myar decor whole heatedly to them!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It is so hard to pick just one. A truly special moment was getting to enjoy the Sangeet performances. Seeing all the hard work my aunties, uncles, family members, and friends put into dancing and singing still brings so much joy into my heart. I am so lucky to have such a loving community who would work so hard to make my sangeet unforgettable. An especially sentimental moment was when my Dad surprised me bringing me on stage to sing Akele Hum Akele Tum with him. This was a song that I sang with him when I was 3 years old on stage for the first time. We sang the song after the video of the original performance played for everyone. I barely made it through the song and definitely shed some tears along the way, but it made for such a perfect memory of that night!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process!! Wedding blues after your wedding is over is a real thing. It is so easy to get consumed with things that don't go right or with hitting deadlines and making decisions that you lose sight of the big picture. You will remember your wedding day forever,  but the memories of planning the wedding are such a huge part of the memories you will create. Surround yourself with supportive people and have the best time!!
DJ: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Von Braun Center | Floral & Decor: Myar Décor | Hair: Gwyneth Morales | MUA: MLAartistry | Catering: Kabob-ish | Baraat (Dholi): Jaskaran Singh | Cinematography: Castaldo Studio | Mehndi Artist: Maitri Modi - Maitri's Creations | Tent Rental: Special Occasions Birmingham | Local Rental: All Needz Rental | Photography: Castaldo Studio

Glen Cove, NY Sikh Wedding by Channa Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We hope your week has been off to a great start. Today, we wanted to revisit one of your favorite wedding celebrations, and it is none other than Ronika & Amanpreet's Sikh wedding already featured in our Video Blog. This spectacular event had so much repercussion, and you all loved it so much! Therefore, we decided to make a double feature and show you the jaw-dropping shots captured by Channa Photography during the wedding extravaganza. And right from the start, we have to say that this is going to be one inspiring and fun-loving adventure, so let's check it out together! From the wedding ceremony officiated at the Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur - Glen Cove Gurdwara Sahib to the grand reception party hosted inside the halls of the Leonard's Palazzo, everything was impressive. This unique and unforgettable event overflows with so much beauty and traditional flair that it still has us sighing. But we are not impressed that everything turned out to be this amazing as the talented and highly experienced team from Exclusive Events NY took care of the decor that set the mood for this life milestone. And oh boy, they did a phenomenal work exceeding all expectations and delivering nothing but utter perfection. This perfection mirrored the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani Ronika, who amazed everyone after being fully glamorized by Ruhi Tabassum Khalique. And in case you were wondering who is the mastermind behind such spectacular Mehndi design, it is none other than Mehndikalogie. Perfection and artistry are their trademarks, and this time was no exception! They delivered a beautiful Mehndi, adding an extra touch of traditional flair to an already ravishing look. Darlings, if you want to check more of this beautiful wedding celebration, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today. It'll surely take your breath away!

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We hope you've enjoyed this wedding as much as we did! Remember to join us tomorrow for more, we have something special prepared just for you.

Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | Sangeet & Vatna Venue: Hilton Iong Island Huntington | Ceremony Venue: Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur - Glen Cove Gurdwara Sahib | Reception Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | Hair & Makeup: Ruhi Tabassum Khalique | Catering: Lotus | Catering: Ice Gola Express | Catering: Tandoor & Co. Restaurant | Catering: Minar Indian Restaurant | DJ: Raj Minocha | Photo Booth: TheUbooth | Entertainer: Magic Singh | Entertainer: Fateh Singh | Entertainer: Pav Dharia | Live Wedding Painter: Erika Event Painting


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