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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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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.

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Cinematography: Channa Photography | Photography: Channa Photography | 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


Surat, India Indian Fusion Wedding by Destination Photographers

Good morning, beautiful Maharanis! There is no better way to start this Thursday than getting an extra boost of inspiration from Akriti & Vishal's big fusion wedding celebration coming to us from Surat, India. You read right! We are taking you on a visual journey to India, to enjoy this multicultural wedding bash that got us sighing. From the fun-loving Sangeet held at The Grand Bhagwati and the gorgeous wedding ceremony officiated at The Royal Celebration, to the grand reception party celebrated inside the halls of the Balaji Party Plot, this wedding was a dream come true! There was so much beauty and finary to admire, that we found ourselves lost of words to describe such a remarkable and unique event. Thankfully, the good fiends from Destination Photographers were there to capture photos from every angle in such a fabulous way that we get to feel just as if we were there. Ladies, if you are looking for inspiration to start preparing your ultimate bridal look, take a moment to admire the ravishing looks of our gorgeous Maharani Akriti. She donned different attires, hairstyles, and makeup looks, but the common factor was always the same: Unconmessurable beauty! So kudos to Sejal Savaliya for taking such good care of this lovely Maharani's beauty needs. They absolutely nailed every look and endowed her with tons of elegance and flair that we cannot stress how much we loved it! If you want to take a closer look at two different backgrounds and traditions become a single unity through love, don't miss today's jaw-dropping and colorful gallery. We are sure that you are going to love it as much as we did, not to mention that you will get tons of inspiration!

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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.
5 MAKEUP trails. Yes, you got it right I have a very special experience with the Hair & makeup artist, I have never been on makeup, I barely use it in daily life. I was so concerned about my D Day look that I went for 5 makeup trials with 5 different makeup artist and must have spoken to more than 15 of them. I didnt want them to change my features or the base of my skin tone. I was proud of being a brown skin dusky bride. And my fiance was very concerned too. At the end he started speaking to makeup artist just so that they understnad what we were asking them for. In surat, a makeup artist typically tries to create a fairer baseof the brides skin tone which makes the bride look not who she is. and this was the toughest thing to be booked. I was in Mumbai during planning of my wedding. I must have spoke to 15 artist in mumbai before speaking to the ones in Surat. Ms. Sejals studio is like the dream destination for brides to be, I got her reference from a to be bride friend and she was just way to confident about her. Ms. Sejals studio was  30 minutes away from the venue and would have taken just 1 hour to travel. and my parents got all finiky as to why do I have to travel so much to just get ready. but that was my last resort and that was the best decision i made.
 
We have another deep story with the venue, like I have been a very traditional girl at heart but at the same time very modern with my thoughts. I so wanted my wedding to happen at my home. but My father had already booked a 5 star resort property in Daman, and wanted a full fledged destination wedding. After numerous discussions and convincing sessions, the families agreed to do a wedding in surat ( my home town) , with the pheere happening at my uncles place because we could easily fit in all the guest in that location and have the reception in his apartment garden. but this was not it, on 2nd of february, when the d day was 20 days apart, the wedding venue changes to a wedding lawn( a garden area) with the pheere in the garden. this is not how i wanted, i never thought of getting married in a fancy place, for my a home is the most auspicious place from where the girl should be married. I cried, I opened my heart to my mom and my fiance to do something, I so wanted to get married from my own home. and finally after all the rona dhona and drama, on 15th february, my father finally decided that the pheere, will be at my home only the brides home . the feeling of bidai from brides own home, is what i wanted and i really was lucky to get it.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected more than 5000 bridal images from various online platforms in a span of 1 year to understand the best lengha look. I visted all designer studios in mumbai to just understand and see what I like. I finally went ahead to self design the lehenga . I must have tried 10 varittes of the pink i wanted. even after finallizing one shade, I rejected it after 1 month because i found abetter shade of pink. My fiance, Vishal is a beliver in lord Shiva, and my lehenga had the banaras ka ghat ( where lord shiva was first welcomed by lord vishnu) as its designs. The Banaras ghat and Shiva are very integral to the indian mythology. My lehenga also had his name at various spots, my nickanmes in the latkans and my dupata had 'Om' and 'Shree' as a part of its designs.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was doing everything on own. I had been following most of the prominent wedding portals and magazines since the day my father was searching for a potential life partner. I wanted the wedding in my own way, and i was sure about my decisions because I had planned 2 of my brothers weddings previously. I had a folder in my phone( i still have it) with more than 20,000 inspirational pictures of lehenga, decor, jewellery and event ideas gathered in a span of 1-1.5 year. I was so particular about every detail that the journey will be in my minds forever. the most enjoyable rather tough part was fixing our photographer. I had requested for quotes from more than 50 top photogrpahers from india, starting the process from August but hadnot been able to book the photographer until end of December, just because to me the memories of my wedding were very very important and we couldnot zero down to one good photographer. For a lot of people photography is the last thing they would like to book, but for me it was the first thing that i wanted to book and spend a good amount of money on creating memories.Finally we got whom we wanted and the pictures have been just mesmerizing
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our Haldi!!!Our haldi was a never ending event. It started with the traditional route to rituals but ended in the most fun way possible. I as a bride was loaded in haldi, with flower petals on me throughout the event, there were more than 15 kgs of rose petal,and marigold ( 3 colours) in the event. this was being showered on the bride groom and family. and there was a marwadi singer at the background who created the essence of dance, fun and immiginable memories. It is definitely a good decision to have some fun in your haldi, with flowers( like they call it pholo ki haldi) and have fun. Moreover, I as a bride was wearing a self designed flower Lehenga, which created a altogether different look as a bride to be and the family members were so interested & awed by it that they wanted to be with me throughout and the look was just too much. When my mother saw me the first time in this look, she almost had a drop of tear in her eyes:(
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes, there were quite a few. the first and the most important being the runaway bridal no makeup photoshoot. I was running late becuase of all the other functions and rituals. I had an makeup appointment booked for 1:30 pm,and i had to be at the venue by 6:30 pm. my photogrpaher was keen on clicking bridal solos in daylight and we had left for the makeupartist salon only at 4:30pm. Despite being late, we cooked up a story with the makeup artist to visit the temple before the dawn and left her studio at 4:30 promising her that we return in 15 minutes and eventually went for a photoshoot. I think this was the best moment of the day, where I went beyond the convetional ways of photoshoot, where the bride gets all decked up to be clicked, we just wore the lehenga in the studio, got jeweled up in the car and there we were shooting the 10 best solo images of my weddding day and yes without any makeup on me.
The another special moment which I am being mesmerized till date is the time when I walked the aisle with my parents on my side and my brothers holding the pholo ki chaadar. it was this walk of life where i saw my whole life transition and this walk is very very special to me. as i had my full family with me. After this walk, when both of parents handed my hand to Vishal, was the time i realizeed that okay now done , I am no more their Lado, I am now Vishals Akriti.
 
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.
So, I had a very special moment that I wanted to create in my wedding, and that was the sangeet, I have been dancing since I was 5 and have loved it. be it my brothers sangeet or my own sangeet I was very interested in adding a lot of creativity to the event. For my own sangeet I had this dream of dancing with my brothers, since I listened to this song "My desi girl" by Priyanka chopra, i also danced with my mother on 'Maiye ne Maiye ' and with my father on Dilbarao from Raazii. It was really the thing I enjoyed the most.
 
The other most special detail I would like to mention is the bridal entry song that was played, we had listened to 100 songs on youtube to finalize on this particular traack. We came down to songs where I could exemplify each of my family relationship. The first song being "Teri Khushiyann" - it is a brother sister song, Laadki and ungli pakad ke.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Definitely many !!!
The first thing a bride should focus on is her 'D Day Look', it is important to picture this and go ahead planning this. The very important point in deciding the look is to select between a traditional and a modern look, and whether or not to add that bit of touch of each other into the final look. Yes, I choose a very traditional look (like the color being typicall fusica pink and not red) but twisted it with modern stuff ( like pairing green jewellery). It is important because you will be bride only once.
The next word of wisdom is to be very careful with the blouse, the stitching the fit , the depth. Because only if the blouse is perfect will your jewelry pop out and your duppata will create that grace. Please do select your jewellery before your lehenga, because the matching has to be perfect. A diamond necklace might not blend the best with a jardosi work or ari tari, but a black polished gold jewellery goes so well with these. similarly, a diamond goes really well with all pastel coloured looks and sequence work. The third most important thing is to add variety in bridal dress for all the events. This creates a lot of pictures in different attires and also the more variety you wear you will love your bridal look more . ( the significance of wearing a lehenga only on wedding day will be awed by bringing variety to other events)
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I had written Vishals Name in 10 different Language on my 10 fingers on my mehendi.
My lehenga had my nicknames in latkans ( like all the names that my friends addressed me with, my family and definitely Vishal's love name also)
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the Jewelry was self desinged - i had visited more than 10 stores in surat to choose what I wanted but found no where, I spend 4 hourss to get my bridal bangles matching. I wanted to wear the mathapati but my mom was so skeptical on the look of it that I almost fought with her on this decision and finally on my makeup trial with the studio i had fixed the hair artist actually showed me book the looks and we finally decided the mathapati look.
I have also decked up myself with variety of vintage jewellery throughout in pre wedding functions. Most of them have been from my mothers wedding or my grand mothers wedding.
I have also re-worn my mothers bridal lehenga as a part of one of the Pre wedding functions. ( which was specifically for my mothers side of the family).
 
We are still blown away by all the beauty surrounding today's featured wedding that we need a moment to catch our breath. But make sure to join us tomorrow for more. You will be amazed!
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Sangeet Venue: The Grand Bhagwati | Ceremony Venue: The Royal Celebration | Reception Venue: Balaji Party Plot | Hair & Makeup: Sejal Savaliya | Photography: Destination Photographers


Chandigarh, India Sikh Wedding by Beginnings For You

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We hope you are ready to join us on a magical trip because we are taking you to Chandigarh, India, to enjoy the lavish wedding celebration between Gurpreet & Shivraj. So, get your passport and your luggage ready and join us at this real-life fairytale that will brighten up your day and melt your heart. This time around, we'll be heading down to Golden Tulip Hotels to take part in the love dripping Sikh wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. We want to give Gurpreet's father a big shoutout as he took the lead in planning this wedding down to the smallest detail, and the final result is impressive! The talented team from Colors - A Wedding Design Company made the most of the incredible backdrop of the wedding venue and executed an event for the ages! The ceremony was a luxurious affair in soft pasteli hues that we can't stop seeing. The scenery was so beautiful and enchanting that it seemed almost surreal. It may easily have been the recreation of an Indian fairy tale brought to real life. The grandeur of the occasion is reflected in Gurpreet's elegant and fashionable attire designed by all-famous Rimple & Harpreet Narula. Our blushing Maharani was a vision of beauty in her soft-colored lengha adorned with gorgeous embroider that made her look like a princess. Ruchi Arya and Shradha Luthra complemented this head-turning look with a classy hairstyle and nude makeup that got us sighing. The icing on the cake was the fabulous Mehndi designed by Pramod Mehandi Art and the exquisite pieces of jewelry from Jagdish Jewellers' bridal collection! Waiting for her under the Mandap, Shivraj looked handsome on his soft-colored Sherwani designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. And we love how the couple's outfits matched and created a beautiful contrast. Without any question, this was the dreamy ceremony that these two lovebirds always wanted. They brought the wedding festivities to an end with a lovely reception party where everyone had a great time. Hands down, a magical ending to an incredible day of love and flair! The good friends from Beginnings For You shared the most beautiful shots captured during the event, and we compiled them in today's gallery for your enjoyment. So go check them out!

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That is all for today, darlings! If you loved today's feature, don't forget to join us tomorrow for more. We have new stories every day! 

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Sangeet Venue / Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: Golden Tulip Hotels | Floral & Decor: Colors - A Wedding Design Company | Makeup: Shradha Luthra | Hair: Ruchi Arya | Catering: Golden Tulip Hotels | Bridal Fashion (Sangeet): Manish Malhotra | Bridal Fashion (Haldi): Sukriti & Aakriti | Bridal Fashion (Mehandi and Jaggo): Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Bridal Fashion (Wedding): Rimple & Harpreet Narula | Bridal Jewelry (Sangeet and Wedding): Jagdish Jewellers | Bridal Jewelry (Haldi): Prune India | Bridal Jewelry (Mehandi and Jaggo): Purab Paschim | Bridal Jewelry (Mehandi and Jaggo): Curio Cottage Jewelry | Bridal Jewelry (Choora and Kaleera): OM Sons Bridal Store | Cake & Treats: Fete Patisserie | Cinematography: Beginnings For You | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Shradha Luthra | Event Designer: Colors - A Wedding Design Company | Favors (Mehandi): Rani Pink Gifts | Chooda & Kaleera box / Kaleera covers: Pataaree | Logo / Wedding Website / Personalized Boards: Aneesha | Mehndi Artist: Pramod Mehandi Art | Transportation: Vintage Car | Groom's Wedding Outfit: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Groom's Wedding Shoes: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Groom's Wedding Kalgi: Huthouse | Groom's Sangeet Outfit: Manish Malhotra | Groom's Sangeet Shoes: Blackbird Shoes | Goom's Haldi Outfit: Aza Fashions | Groom's Mehandi and Jaggo Outfit: Anita Dongre | Wedding Bridal Entry Umbrella: Pataaree | Bride's Sangeet Shoes: Valentino | Bride's Mehandi and Haldi Shoes: Needledust | Bride's Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden | Photography: Beginnings For You


Austin, TX Indian Wedding by MnM Photography

Happy Monday, darlings! We are excited to start this new week with your company as we were dying to share Saher & Munaf's wedding bash with all of you. If the name of these two lovebirds sounds familiar to your ear, its because we have already featured their gorgeous wedding celebration in our Video Blog, thanks to the cinematographic delight by Prismatic Films Photos. And we know that you loved it so much that we decided to make a double feature for you to have the chance to relive this fabulous celebration once again. So, this time around, we are here to delight you with the visual masterpieces captured by MnM Photography, and oh boy, you'll love them so much as every single shot is swoon-worthy. So, get ready to be amazed! Lots of romance and elegance were present in the halls of the Hyatt Regency Austin, in the form of a beautiful decoration in soft-pasteli hues crafted by none other than the talented team from Events by Faiza. It is an incredible combination of colors that we can't stop admiring. And we cannot stress how much we loved every single inch of this glamorous and heavenly decor that mirrored the beauty of our gorgeous Maharani Saher. She nailed the ultimate bridal look and burst into the room, leaving everyone speechless after being fully glamorized by MUA Mariam. She designed a nude makeup and an exquisite hairstyle that praised this Maharani's innate beauty and made her look like a goddess, just like we all want to look for our big day! After the ceremony ended, an epic reception party started! All the guests enjoyed this lavish cornucopia of beauty and flair, while DJ Scoop played the perfect melodies to liven up every moment of the evening. One of the most anticipated moments of the evening took place when our lovebirds had their first dance as husband and wife. All of the guests were anxiously waiting for this moment, and it did not let anyone down! Between all the dancing, the emotional speeches, and the fun-loving moments, the night finally ended, but not before having the first cut at the delicious cake baked by Paige's Bakehouse. It was the perfect final for this sweet and charming story that you can enjoy ti the fullest by visiting today's gallery! So, wait no more, and make sure to check it out. You'll be amazed!

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What a great way to start the week, isn't it ladies? If you want to enjoy more inspiring stories like this one, don't forget to join us tomorrow. We have new stories every day! 

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Floral & Decor: Events by Faiza | Cinematography: Prismatic Films Photos | Photography: MnM Photography | Mehndi Venue: Celebrino Event Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Austin | DJ: DJ Scoop | Cake & Treats: Paige’s Bakehouse | Bridal Hair & Makeup: MUA Mariam | Bridal Party Hair & Makeup: Sahar Beauty ATX | Bridal Party Hair & Makeup: Alex Quiroz | Bridal Fashion (Mehndi / Pithi / Reception): Panache By Sharmeen | Bride's Mom and Sister Fashion (Mehndi / Pithi / Reception): Panache By Sharmeen


Alpharetta, GA Pakistani Wedding by MNK PRO

Good morning, beautiful ladies! Can you believe it is Friday again? This week went by so fast that it feels like we went from Monday to Friday in just the blink of an eye. But I guess that's what happens when you are having so much fun enjoying the romantic and inspiring love stories that we have for you every day! And this Friday is no exception. Let's prepare for the weekend by taking a look at Shoheera & Mohammad's love story, and believe us; this is one you don't want to miss. The 3-day long wedding bash started with a series of pre-wedding events filled with traditional flair, colorfulness, and lots of love. So you can imagine how excited we were when we received this wedding on our editorial desk! The exclusive Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta was the venue of choice to host all wedding events, and we can't think of a better place to have hosted this celebration of love as the versatility and accommodations offered by this venue is like no other! Royal Dekors enhanced the beauty of the entire festivities thanks to the marvelous decor they created. Each setting was completely different from each other but equally mesmerizing and impressive, and all we have to say is that they did a fantastic job! And before we go any further, we want to take a moment to admire the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani whose presence during the entire festivities marveled and amazed all guests! Hands down, Shoheera showcased her exquisite fashion sense, donning classy attires and rocking a glamorous makeup designed by Color Impressions by Saba. The cherry on top of this dreamy look was the artistic and elaborate Mehndi designed by Beauty You Deserve! After the wedding ceremony concluded, a luxurious wedding reception started, and oh boy, the backdrop of this closing gala was reminiscent of an ancient Indian palace! Elegance and traditional flair at its best! DJ Vibes enlivened every moment of this party and put everyone to dance. For dinner time, all guests enjoyed delicious plates prepared by Asmas Cuisine, right before having a bite of the sweet cake baked by Inspirations Unlimited. If you want to check more of this couple, make sure to visit today's full gallery. And if that is not enough, don't miss this Video Blog. Both are visual masterpieces created by MNK Pro, so you already know that amazingness and inspiring ideas are guaranteed! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Mohammad ("Mo") while I was doing my Master's program in Boston. He moved there for work. I was trying to be more social at the mosque, so I decided to go out with a group of people for bowling. Mo was working late that night, but one of his friends (who planned the bowling night) convinced Mo take a break and join us. That's the first night we met and hung out together.

When we met, it was an instant spark. As I got to know Mo as friends, I saw a lot of signs that pointed towards him being "the one". We got along really well, shared many of the same values and ideals in life, which for me was a rare find, and we supported each other with our goals and ambitions. There wasn't really one specific moment where I knew - I think there were lots of mini moments that confirmed that we were meant to be together through the course of our relationship.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We both come from a traditional family! So there was no proposal. We had a very traditional engagement ceremony with our family and friends, complete with the ring exchange, dinner, and dancing.

He did surprise me with the most amazing date night, with dinner at the same place as our very first date, a walk through our favorite neighborhood, and dropping down on one knee to ask me to marry him.....A MONTH BEFORE our wedding. I guess all the hints I dropped about wanting to be proposed to post-engagement really worked.

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.
Wedding planning was stressful because I was planning a 3 day wedding in Atlanta from Boston, but I started very early. I secured the venue, decorator, photo/videographer and caterer 10-11 months before the date. I relied mostly on word of mouth - vendors I knew have done an exceptional job in the past. I looked through Instagram and Facebook to see their work as well. I had a list of priorities where I knew I couldn't compromise on: food was a big one. At a desi wedding, the only thing that your guests care about is food. Photo/video was another priority because that's all that would be left to look at once the big day was over.

I will say, if I had to plan my wedding all over again, I would not change a single vendor. They were all so amazing to work with and they were truly amazing people that I got to know during that year of planning.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Most girls have a vision of how they want their dress to look like years and years in advance. I just knew I wanted my dress to be the traditional red. I had a few ideas (long top, skirt) but I was very open to other ideas. I traveled to Pakistan for my wedding shopping and relied on word of mouth about which designer would be the best one for me. The first (and only) place we went to was PLK (they're super well known in Pakistan), and that's where I got every single outfit designed (from scratch) for myself. Because I didn't have any specific idea or vision for the dress, I was able to mix and match designs, fabrics, shades of color, and styles for every inch of my wedding dress.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
THE FOOD. To this day, we have family and friends talk about how AMAZING food was at our wedding. I'm so glad I went with Asma's Cuisine. They catered my engagement dinner and I knew that day that they would be the only ones that would cater my wedding.

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 a very traditional 3 day desi wedding. The first day was mehndi, second was pithi/haldi + sangeet, and the third day was Nikkah in the morning with a reception in the evening.

I didn't have too many ideas for my decor, with the exception of the backdrop for sangeet and reception. Yasmin Khan of RoyalDekors really helped bring out my creative and visionary side and added her own experience and input to come up with decor that would look unique and beautiful for each event.

The dances at the sangeet were another favorite moment. Mo and my friends and our cousins did a 45 minute sequence of dances and a skit that portrayed our love story. We had a cousins/siblings dance for both sides, a girls dance, a guys dance, and a ShoMo dance followed by the skit.

Reception was quick because I really wanted to have a large amount of time dedicated to open dance floor. After our entrance, we had our first dance, cake cutting, speeches, and then we played the shoe game - you know, the one where we sit back to back holding one of each other's shoes as we get asked questions about each other - followed by dinner and dancing.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start planning early. Us girls have a very specific vision of how we want our wedding to be for years and years. And if that is the case with you, it is best to start planning well in advance to secure your vendors who can make your dream wedding a reality. Come up with a list of things that you do not want to compromise on (for me, it was food and photo/video) and set your budget accordingly. I also think it's so important to try and take your wedding day one moment at a time. The day really flies by fast so enjoy it as much as you can!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
My makeup and hair was done by Saba Jawed of Color Impressions by Saba. She was so great to work with. Because I didn't have a clear vision for each look, she really worked with me to figure out how to make each look for every event beautiful and unique. She made me look and feel like a Maharani bride.

My mehndi was done by Nikki Karimi from Beauty you Deserve and I LOVED her work. I really wanted mehndi that was very intricate and that's exactly what she did.

I also decided to get fresh flower gajray bracelets made for my sangeet night. Gardlands by Yasmin did that and I think she also did an amazing job. I showed her the color of my outfit and she made beautiful bracelets to match my outfit.

My cake was made by Nausheen Amir of Inspirations Unlimited. I asked her to incorporate my bridal lengha designs into the cake and she did just that. The cake looked spectacular and really complimented by bridal lengha.

Have an awesome weekend, ladies! Remember to wash your hands, share time with your loved ones, and, most importantly, don't forget to join us on Monday for more! 

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Photography: MNK Pro | Cinematography: MNK Pro | Sangeet Venue / Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta | Floral & Decor: Royal Dekors | Makeup Artist: Color Impressions by Saba | Catering: Asmas Cuisine | DJ: DJ Vibes | Cake & Treats: Inspirations Unlimited | Mehndi Artist: Beauty You Deserve


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