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Cleveland, OH Indian Wedding by Making the Moment

Hello Maharanis! We hope you are ready to dive into a new love story because Purva & Manas' wedding affair melts your heart with tenderness and joy. You will get tons of inspiring ideas from it, so let's get ready to check it out! The halls of The Renaissance Cleveland hosted the long-awaited wedding ceremony of Purva & Manas' hand in marriage. And as soon as we laid our eyes on the jaw-dropping shots captured by Making the Moment, we were lost in a mesmerizing haze of delight over the heavenly decor crafted for this wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, all guests celebrated alongside the newlyweds in a fabulous reception party, dancing to the beats of Crown Entertainment. Hands down, this was the wedding celebration Purva & Manas always wanted, which could not have been possible without Party-Decor. These talented and highly experienced teams took care of the planning and execution of the entire wedding bash. They delivered utter perfection throughout the celebration, so big kudos to them! If you want to dive deeper into this magical and captivating ceremony, you cannot miss the gallery we've prepared for today. We're sure you'll enjoy! 

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What a lovely wedding! If you want to see more content like this one, make sure to join us tomorrow. 

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Photography: Making the Moment Photography | Cinematography: Making the Moment Photography | Photo Booth: Making the Moment | Sangeet Venue: Renaissance Cleveland | Ceremony Venue: Renaissance Cleveland | Reception Venue: Renaissance Cleveland | Planning & Design: Party-Decor | DJ: Crown Entertainment


Valencia, Spain Fusion Wedding by Paula G. Furió

Hello, ladies! Are you ready for a new and exciting adventure? If so, get your luggage and travel documents because we will take you on a trip to Valencia, Spain, to join Andrea & Pratik at their wedding celebration. Although Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències is rarely used as a wedding venue, our love birds were so captivated by the incredible architecture that they couldn't say no to this venue. P&P Singular Events was in charge of the planning, and oh boy, they did a great job since their ceremony stage was floating over the water of one of the reflecting pools. Pirotecnia Vulcano surprised guests with massive fireworks showing over the water when the sun went down. Their guests were blown away by the show's length, scale, and quality. Andrea knew that she wanted her outfits to have vibrantly bright colors. Thanks to her mother-in-law and Mala and Kinnary India, she managed to impress all the guests with a traditional and fashionable look that can inspire future brides! Cristina  CrespoPaula AliciaSalon Barey, and The Art of Hair create a delicate and elegant look for this special day. The color palette used to praise this Maharani's natural beauty was simply spectacular! Since our love birds wanted to make this moment even more special and unique, they had Soni Choreography, the best choreographer, helping them with their dances and making the experience super enjoyable and well planned so guests from all over could practice their dances remotely as needed. And we want to give a special shoutout to the talented Mr. Diamond DJ, who significantly contributed to taking this event to the next level. He made everyone dance and enjoy non-stopping until Huerto de Santa MaríaCocotte Catering, and Taj Mahal Restaurant Valencia amaze everyone with their delicious food. Sweeties, if you can't get enough of this wedding celebration, don't miss today's gallery brought you thanks to Paula G. Furió and Gonzalo Moreno

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Pratik proposed while on vacation in the Maldives. He knew I wanted an intimate proposal, just the two of us and he knows I am happiest in the sun on a warm beach. He was able to capture the moment with his camera on a tripod with a clicker, and the images are so beautiful. One of the perks of marrying a guy with many talents, one of which includes photography! He then arranged for both of our families to meet in India for an intimate Roka ceremony at his father's childhood home in Pune before returning home to NYC.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We got married in Valencia, Spain, which is where I grew up. We chose this location for that reason and also because my grandparents are too old to travel and we didn’t want to celebrate this big moment without them. It turned out to be a perfectly central location for family and friends to meet from Europe, India and the USA and the perfect sunny spot for a Mediterranean destination wedding. Everyone was happy with the location choice; it just made planning abroad from NYC a lot harder. We had to make multiple wedding planning trips to visit venues and find vendors. Covid certainly didn’t help the planning either. We actually had to delay our wedding twice. Initially, it was planned for June 2020, then we postponed 1 year to June 2021, and one final time to June 2022 when we were finally able to celebrate with the full original plans and everyone in attendance!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We had 4 Indian events/ looks (Haldi, Welcome dinner, ceremony, and Sangeet/reception) and a 5th look for our Spanish wedding ceremony and reception. My mother-in-law had all my Indian bridal outfits made for me as a gift to India. I looked at major bridal trends for inspiration and then worked with a designer to customize my looks entirely. I knew that, being blonde and fair-skinned, I wanted my outfits to have vibrantly bright colors. Our wedding venue was also a very stark white futuristic Calatrava structure, and I wanted to wear bright colors that would really pop against the white. Pink is my favorite color, so I went with hot pink and gold for my reception look for the ceremony. I wanted to respect tradition with a modern twist, so I went with the bridal red look but chose a bright blood red and skilled the gold. I was very happy with how both turned out, with just the right amount of sparkle introduced via hand-embroidered details and beading. Each outfit was a miniature work of art. I wore a coral and gold silk saree for the welcome ceremony, also hand embroidered. And it’s not pictured, but for the haldi, I wore a very modern and comfortable bright yellow wide pant set with a matching top and dupatta.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Although planning was logistically very hard, the best part was incorporating our favorite elements and traditions from each of our cultures. Both of our families embraced this mixed celebration and came together as one beautifully. Indian and Spanish families have very similar views on family and are very warm and enjoy celebrating, so the events were very meaningful and fun! We had both an Indian ceremony and a Spanish ceremony, and they were very different from each other but his love and shared values shined through. Everyone was touched and appreciative to be a part of them. It was very special for Pratik and me to see our families mesh so well together, even with language and cultural barriers. The important feelings and values were shared and clearly communicated by all.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the venues, probably. We had our Indian ceremony at the city of arts and sciences, the most important tourist destination in the city of Valencia, rarely used as a wedding venue. It is composed of a series of modern structures designed by renowned architect Calatrava (Oculus) spread out along the bed of the river Turia (dried up for many years now) in the center of the city. Each structure houses something different: the opera house, the science museum, the aquarium, etc. our ceremony took place on the outer ring and terrace of a building called El Hemisferic, which underground is a functioning Imax theatre and built in the shape of a human eye surrounded by shallow pools of water that reflect the bottom half of the eye completing the illusion. The structure even opens and closes like an eyelid but takes around 30 minutes to open/close. Our ceremony stage was floating over the water of one of the reflecting pools. We also surprised guests with a huge fireworks show over the water when the sun went down. Valencia is the fireworks capital of the world. Our guests (and us!) were blown away by the length, scale, and quality of the show.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to enjoy the planning process. If you are not, then consider simplifying. The wedding goes by quickly and you remember a lot of the planning. I especially remember dance practices for our Sangeet dances. We had the best choreographer helping us and made the experience super enjoyable and well-planned so guests from all over could practice their dances remotely as needed.
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Planning:@pypsingularevents
Venues:@ciudadartesciencias
Catering: @cocottecatering
Lighting and Sound: @alkilaudio
Flowers and decor: @eltallerdeclo
Furniture rental: @alquilereskava
Fireworks/Pirotécnica: @pirotecnia.vulcano
Photography: @paulagfurio @gonzalomorenofotografia
Videography: @mozovideo
DJ: @djtarry
Hair: @salonbarey @t.a.o.h
MUP: @cristinacrespomakeup @paulaliciart
Nails: @estetica_isabel_benicassim
Lehenga/Sherwani: @malaandkinnaryofficial
Jewels: @naharexports @nahar_jewelry
Transport: @exclusive_viptransfer
Choreography: @choreographedbysoni
Dhol Player: @mr.diamond4dj

What a lovely wedding! If you want to see more content like this one, make sure to join us tomorrow. 

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Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Soni Choreography | Sangeet Venue: Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències | Ceremony Venue: Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències | Ceremony Venue: Huerto de Santa María | Reception Venue: Huerto de Santa María | Planning & Design: P&P Singular Events | Floral & Decor: El Taller De Clo | Hair & Makeup: Cristina Crespo | Hair & Makeup: Paula Alicia | Catering: Cocotte Catering | Catering: Huerto de Santa María | Catering: Taj Mahal Restaurant Valencia | DJ: DJ Tarry | Baraat: Mr. Diamond DJ | Bridal Fashions: Mala and Kinnary India | Bridal Fashions: Pronovias | Bridal Fashions: Prada | Bridal Jewelry: Nahar Exports | Bridal Jewelry: Tanishq | Bridal Jewelry: CaratLane | Cinematography: Carlos Mozo | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Monika Sancheti | Favors: CLARINS USA | Favors: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) | Fireworks: Pirotecnia Vulcano | Lighting: ALKILAUDIO | Live Music: Mr. Diamond DJ | Rentals: Kava | Transportation: Exclusive Cars | Ceremony Officiant: Ramon V. Pascual | Accesories: Manolo Blahnik | Accesories: Valentino | Accesories: Hugo Boss | Accesories: Rolex | Accesories: Canali | Skin Care: Clarins USA | Skin Care: Everlasting Haven Spa | Nails: Isabel Centro | Hair: Salon Barey | Hair: The Art of Hair | Photography: Paula G. Furió | Photography: Gonzalo Moreno


Austin, TX Fusion Wedding by Bhuvana Dhinesh Photography

Hello Maharanis! I can't think of a better way to start the day than with this lovely wedding! Thanks to the incredible Bhuvana Dhinesh Photography, we are able to enjoy the elegance and gorgeousness of this lovebirds' special day, as their lens was able to capture the most amazing and playful moments of this breathtaking and colorful celebration. This time, Canyonwood Ridge hosted an event that was full of energy, laughs, and emotions. Maneesha & Clayton were having the time of their lives while they were sharing with their family and friends. You can see how these lovebirds had their first dance as husband and wife while the great Nachle DJ Entertainment - DJ JAG played the perfect melody to sweeten up this moment. Definitely, a versatile DJ that was able to keep up with the different activities that were taking place at the reception. All of this was delightfully complemented by the elegant and stylish decoration that Divine Decor of Dallas prepared. The colors, the dim lights, the fancy chandeliers, and the overall decoration helped in making this a memorable event. The grandeur of the occasion was reflected in the couple´s breathtaking looks that were echoed in Maneesha's delicate and stylish lehenga, very well complemented with the flawless makeup and hairstyle designed by Threading Bar Salon and the beautiful Mehndi outlined by none other than the talented Nipa Desai. And we love every bit of this marvelous and fashionable look! If you want to relive all the magic and emotions of this ceremony, make sure to visit today's gallery. You will love it!

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And that is a wrap, dear ladies! Do not forget to come back soon to enjoy more love stories and tips. 

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DJ: Nachle DJ Entertainment | Photography: Bhuvana Dhinesh Photography | Ceremony Venue: Canyonwood Ridge | Reception Venue: Canyonwood Ridge | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Hair & Makeup: Threading Bar Salon | Baraat: Dholi Anuradha | Mehndi Artist: Nipa Desai


Cleveland, OH Indian Wedding by Making the Moment Photo

After getting married in 2020, Pia and Om postponed their wedding reception to 2021. The wait paid off! These two planned the most lovely celebration that included a Sangeet, a Mehndi function and a beautiful bash at the unique Tenk West Bank. This locale is a warehouse built in the 1880s as a machine and tool factory! The former industrial spot set the scene for this grand celebration that featured a joyful Baraat procession that incorporated the bride and groom and that kicked start the party. The bridal entourage showcased mismatched ensembles while Pia showed off her best style wearing a gorgeous lehenga choli set in a blue hue. She effortlessly expressed her own style, opting for a natural hair and makeup look and light jewelry. Decorated with reddish mandala mehndi designs, Pia's hands were perfectly on point with her trousseau! Raja Om looked super dapper! He picked a burgundy dinner jacket paired with a black bow tie and tuxedo pants. Just the right amount of glam for the occasion! Gorgeous greenery and a stunning palette of yellow, orange, and white blooms decorated the large room and elevated the reception's decor. At the same time, wedding professional DJ Mavi exceeded all expectations offering the partygoers a large selection of music. This highly experienced DJ guaranteed the party went on until late! While dim lights gave the venue an auspicious vibe where everyone could mingle and celebrate Pia and Om! The magic of the evening was artistically captured by Making the Moment Photography! The acclaimed photo artists tell the story of this couple's festival of love in a gallery you can't miss! Check out every snap and get inspired by this exceptional event. 

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Wait for more real wedding inspiration tomorrow! 

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Photography: Making the Moment Photography | Reception Venue: Tenk West Bank | DJ: DJ Mavi Productions


Riviera Maya, Mexico Fusion Wedding by Film Art Studio

Elizabeth and Justin opted for a seaside celebration, and we are beyond delighted to bring you all the details! This lovely pair went for a romantic gateway in Cancun, got engaged in this tropical paradise, and finally made it their wedding destination! Indian Destination Wedding helped the duo find the perfect five-star resort in the heart of the Mayan Riviera to celebrate their fusion affair. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya's private beach was the spot for Elizabeth and Justin to throw an oceanside wedding Celebration. Their fun-filled Madhuramveppu festivities kicked off the spree that ended with a fantastic firework show! For this occasion, Maharani Elizabeth flaunted her best traditional style wearing a beautiful Kerala saree paired with an intricate mehendi design created by Loto Mehndi. Meanwhile, Justin also chose the traditional groom's dress and donned elegant white and gold colors. Throwing a destination wedding of this scale requires some careful planning and experience. Thankfully the couple had Pyaar Planning orchestrating the functions as mother nature had other plans on their big day. A tropical heavy rain and thunderstorms made them change the ceremony spot to an indoor locale. "As the moment I hit the aisle all of our guests screamed and cheerleaded as I walked down! It meant the world to us knowing they supported us through the rain and shine." Elizabeth says. This time, Maharani Elizabeth wore a stunning strapless mermaid gown she accessorized with a long delicate veil and a lovely bouquet while her entourage joined her wearing pink sarees. While Styling Trio kept her makeup soft and natural. After exchanging vows, the celebration continued with a fabulous reception where All Culture DJS made the newlyweds dance the night away. Film Art Studio was there to watch them have the time of their life on the happiest day of their lives, capturing it all in a beautiful series of images you can't miss! All the couples planning their own big destination affair, please scroll down and visit our full gallery!  

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Engaged to my greatest blessing.
Our journey began as a classic love at first sight. Justin walked past me one night on the streets of Houston and we immediately locked eyes, and stared unapologetically. He stopped with some friends nearby and after several obvious mutual glances, I saw him walk towards me and wave. Smiling ear to ear, we approached and walked directly to one another, meeting halfway (the first of many meetings halfway, literally.)
We knew on our first date, a week later, we found our forever.
Though our story started as a Bollywood fairytale, it brought no shortages in major trials and tribulations. So incredibly grateful we survived 5.5 years of our LDR, and actively chose each other. Ecstatic to start this new chapter with my soulmate and best friend.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Justin and I decided to finally vacation to Cancun following a long drawn-out period of quarantine and he proposed to me on the beach in Mexico where we later decided to also get married.
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.
Once we decided on a destination wedding in Mexico, we hired fing to help us find the resort that matched our needs — Hard Rock Riviera Maya. We hired the majority of house vendors and we’re thoroughly impressed and satisfied.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Wedding dress - for those who knew me, fitness is a huge part of my identity and given how much time I spend in the gym, it's no surprise I chose a body form-fitting dress — mermaid style with a train.
In terms of reception lehenga, I prefer nude/pastel shades so chose a blinged-out light baby pink that complimented the custom lehengas I had designed for my bridesmaids.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Knowing that in spite of the stress, uncertainties, and changes during the process - my constant and one certainty remained my fiancé and now husband. Wedding planning evokes a roller coaster of emotions and challenges, but it’s important to not lose sight of why you’re enduring it in the first place.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Both my husband and I felt immensely grateful to all 200 of our guests who flew from all over the world (Australia, India, UK, Dubai, US) to Mexico to attend our wedding, so we invested a great deal in our entertainment - fire show/water drum show, fireworks, dhol player, mehendi artists for the guest, harpist, and violinist, etc. I’d say they enjoyed that the most. :)
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment the fireworks went off during our madhuramveppu and everyone’s face lit up and jumped with joy. Our friends literally lifted us up all night on the dance floor!
Also, we got hit with unprecedented heavy rain and thunderstorms 30 minutes before our beach ceremony so consequently, we had to change locations on the shortest of notice. The vendors pulled together and moved everything within 30 minutes and momentarily the sun came out. The stress was palpable and evidently, our loved ones felt our pain, as the moment I hit the aisle all of our guests screamed and cheerleaded as I walked down! It meant the world to us knowing they supported us through the rain and shine.

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Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Wedding | Venues: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya | Cakes & Treats: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya | Catering: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya | Planning & Design: Pyaar Planning | Floral & Decor: Zuñiga Deco-Cancún | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio | DJ: All Culture DJS | Cinematography: Film Art Studio | Lighting: OHM Mexico | Live Music: Producciones Arteum | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndi | Transportation: Lomas Travel | Photography: Film Art Studio


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