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Carson, CA Indian Wedding by Peter Nguyen Studio

Ladies, we are excited to present today a wedding extravaganza that a pandemic couldn't stop! Darshana and Ankur are a glamorous Indian couple that held an intimate union in California. We are glad that Peter Nguyen Studio delivered the impeccable images you are about to peruse, and that will keep all the wedding bliss alive and fresh in the couple's mind. Before walking down the aisle, the bride and groom saw each other for the first time prior to the vow exchange, and the striking pictures unveil the special moment. Maharani Darshana surprised the Raja of her dreams in a spectacular red lehenga with sparkly blooms motifs. Neha Assar adorned her hands with a maroon mehndi design, and she had the best beauty artist Dolled up by Lulu create a glowing makeup to complete her bridal look. At the same time, dapper Ankur proudly flaunted a floral sherwani that made him looked as royal as ever. Shree Ramkabir Mandir was the perfect setting to celebrate their affair with the ceremony taking place in an impressive draped stage produced by Unique Flowers and Events by Milan; this event was one for the books. The creative team also created customized the lovely floral arrangements that decorated the aisle while a blush color tent harbored the guests with style. I love the endless blush and champagne shades they picked. Every color provided an elegant visual feast! Nisha and Rakhee Event Planning helped organize and plan this sensational garden affair filled with romance and extraordinary details. Make sure to visit our complete gallery. There is so much inspiration to unpack here.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Ankur on the Bumble dating app. I knew he was the one when he agreed to go see Aladdin the musical with me.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was a COMPLETE surprise!!! We were traveling to Spain to visit my sister and her family. My sister and her family were showing us around and we went to Parque del Retiro. We were walking around and Ankur led me to a gazebo which was decorated with flowers! Next thing I know he was down on one knee proposing!!!!

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.
Social media was very helpful while planning for my wedding during the pandemic. I used IG pages and facebook to contact vendors for hair/makeup, outfits, decor, and mendhi. Everyone was very helpful and understanding due to the pandemic.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted a traditional red bridal lengha. I wasn't able to go to India and my mom and aunt were very helpful. They knew I wanted a red bridal lengha. Whatapp video calls were very helpful.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part was planning on what I wanted for my bridal mendhi. I wanted something that represents both Ankur and I. Neha Assar did an amazing job with my bridal mendhi and working with her was a great experience!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests enjoyed the intimate wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment that replays in my head how my family and extended family worked together to make my wedding happen. Everyone played a significant role.

So much beauty in one wedding! Don't you think? Leave your thoughts below.

 
 
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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Photography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Cinematography: Peter Nguyen Studio | Ceremony Venue: Shree Ramkabir Mandir | Pithi Venue: Shree Ramkabir Mandir | Planning & Design: Nisha and Rakhee Event Planning | Floral & Decor: Unique Flowers and Events by Milan | Mehndi Artist: Neha Assar | Rentals: Bee Events | Officiant: Nikki


Somerset, NJ South Indian Wedding by Jayesh Production

Good morning loves! Today we have a fabulous South Indian spree that is absolutely one for the books. Rohini and Krishna, the pair at the center of this traditional affair, prepared an experience like any other for their guests. The celebrations included lots of pre-wedding rituals that concluded with a beautiful ceremony at New Jersey's premier venue, The Marigold. Elegant Affairs Inc gave this couple the day they dreamed of decking out the ceremony stage with a temple-inspired theme that included white and red flowers, red drapes, and opulent golden pillars. The details of this mandap are spellbinding!  Jayesh Production captured the wedding day's events and followed the newlyweds from the getting ready moments all the way to through their grand exit. The talented photo team snapped the beautiful Rohini as the beauty expert  Looks by Jassi pampered her and created a gorgeous eye and bold lips makeup look she completed with an intricate henna design by Henna by Riddhi. What a jaw-droppingly magnificent style!  Rohini and Krishna hosted a reception after completing their ceremony and selected Chand Palace to provide a deliciously-satisfying selection of food for all their nearest and dearest. I'm sure you will love these traditional South Indian rendezvous' images. Having said that, brace yourself and click on the full gallery.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Our marriage was arranged. We found each other's profiles on WhatsApp and requested for additional details. Once our horescopes matched and we knew we could proceed talking, we exchanged numbers. We started talking in Feb, saw each other for the first time on Valentine's Day and quickly after got engaged. We were supposed to get married in May in India, but due to the pandemic, we pushed our wedding to November and got married in the US. Just by talking to each other, we fell in love and after seeing each other, we felt the spark!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
No proposal story as our wedding was arranged :)

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.
Initally we planned on having the wedding in India, so when we suddenly decided to have it in the US, I had to use Google as my best friend to look up different venues. My older brother suggested we look at the Marigold and after doing so, we fell in love with the venue. For the remaining, we took help from our venue for preferred vendors and finished the search on Instagram!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew that I always wanted to be traditional, not just in the outfit, but also in the colors. My wedding saree was maroon and gold.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Our original wedding was supposed to happen in India, but because of COVID, we decided to get married in the U.S. My father-in-law and mother-in-law and grandparents flew from India to attend the wedding and because we were performing most of the ceremonies at my house, both families spent a lot of time planning the event together and executing it in the same place. We are probably one of the few people who can say we attended each other's pre-wedding ceremonies!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
After the wedding, our guests came back to us to tell us that they enjoyed the Indian food, social distancing (welcome to COVID weddings!), the live video (all our family who could not make the wedding in India due to COVID), and how traditional our wedding was especially because we were performing the ceremony in the U.S.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
In the Hindu culture, the bride and groom do not see each other on the day of the wedding until the Muhurtham time, ours was at 9:09 AM. At that time the thera between the bride and groom comes down for us to look at each other for the first time. The moment that constantly plays in my mind is when the thera comes down, I could not help but smile and almost tear up imagining that at that moment, I was going to spend the rest of my life with the man in front of me.

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 five-day South Indian Hindu ceremony. Day one consisted of me getting my Mehandi done. Day two consisted of getting both Krishna and I ready to become the groom and bride by getting us dressed in wedding clothes after the Mangala Snaanam. Day three consisted of the Krishna performing the Snathakam ceremony and I performing the Ankurarpana ceremony. That evening, we both the families sat across from each other for our Vara Pooja. At last, day four was our wedding! Following our wedding, day five, we ended the happy occasion by performing the Satyanarayana Pooja. All events, aside from our wedding, were done at home due to the COVID situation. We celebrated our wedding with a small intimate gathering of our closest friends and family.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
All the small details will fall into place by the time of the wedding. Relax and enjoy the wedding day.

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! More inspiration to come tomorrow.

 
 
 
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Photography: Jayesh Production | Hair & Makeup: Looks by Jassi | Ceremony Venue: The Marigold | Reception Venue: The Marigold | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Catering: Chand Palace | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Riddhi | Nails: Four Seasons Nails


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Good morning, gorgeous Maharanis! We are excited to be back once again with a romantic love story that will take your breath away. This time, we are revisiting Angitha & Joby's wedding celebration already featured in our Video Blog, thanks to the cinematographic delight captured by Hakim's Studio. There was so much beauty at this wedding, and you all loved it so much that we decided to bring you the jaw-dropping shots also captured by Hakim's Studio. As you scroll down on the gallery below, you will be amazed by a cornucopia of beauty and flair that characterized this wedding celebrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. AVA Event Management orchestrated this lovely event, while Events InStyle By Beenish Inc took care of the floral and decor. The result of this winning combination was utter perfection! And talking about perfection, let's take a moment to admire the fabulous look of our gorgeous Maharani after being fully glamorized by Beauty by Ami. It was one to die for! She looked like a princess throughout the entire festivities, but we absolutely adored her banging look at the reception hosted at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. It was both elegant and mesmerizing! But don't take our word; browse through the spectacular gallery that we have prepared for today and check it out for yourself. We are sure you are going to love every single image!

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We are already working on a new feature for you, so make sure to join us tomorrow for the reveal.

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Chantilly, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Akbar Sayed Photography

Welcome back, beauties! It is Monday, and we are ready to give you another shot of inspiration to start your week in the best possible way! And we want to give a big "thank you" to the fantastic team from Akbar Sayed Photography, who captured every detail from this memorable wedding between Vishaka & Harrison. The fantastic wedding reception hosted at The Bellevue; in a perfectly and well-decorated hall by Shagun Weddings, amazed everyone with its exceptional environment. Before the celebration, our lovely duo entered from the opposite side of the staircase towards each other for a brief Christian ceremony, which was enchanting! Walking down the stairs as a married couple accompanied by fireworks was one of the epic moments of the night, and this was the beginning of this celebration. If you don't believe in fairy tales, today, you will change your mind as Vishaka showed up looking like a princess! This was thanks to the enormous talent from Styles By Swati - Salon SBS, who made sure to deliver such a royal look. And before we go any further, we want to make a big shoutout to Mehndi With Heena for the marvelous Mehndi designed for our lovely Maharani. An exquisite mix of art and beauty! This was a real party, and the beats from DJ Lucky (Platinum Entertainment) and Bellevue AV Creations enlivened this gala, making everyone dance the night away. Relive this fantastic event, by taking a look at today's full gallery and Video Blog

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met at a trivia night in Dayton, Ohio, shortly after the Air Force stationed us both here! The rest is history.
 
From the Bride:
Harrison always makes me feel safe and protected. He made me feel comfortable being my true self since day one, and before I knew it he broke my walls down and was my best friend. I never had to doubt he would stand by me and stand up for me, but also encourage me to be my best self and grow with me.
 
From the Groom:
Vishaka always puts me and my needs above her own from the first day and every day since. Her love inspires me to be my best self and I've known from the beginning that she was the woman i wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed at Disney World, during HIS birthday dinner, on the shores of the Grand Floridian resort while watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks across the lake!
 
Because it was his birthday I told him he could pick any restaurant that sounded good to him and he said he would make the reservation. When I found out the time of the dinner reservation I was initially super stressed out because we would be missing the Magic Kingdom fireworks, which would start around 15 minutes after our reservation time. He apologized and said he really wanted to eat at this one restaurant and this was the only reservation available, I softened up a bit and told him that we could just watch fireworks at the park the next night. Little did I know that our dinner reservation was at a restaurant with a patio across the lake from Magic Kingdom! He had planned with the restaurant for the waitress to offer to take a photo of us because it was his birthday, at which time they brought out my ring on a platter tucked into Cinderella's slipper along with champagne! Not only did he sneakily manage to capture our big moment with photos, but we also got to watch the fireworks from the patio of the restaurant with the show's audio streamed straight to the restaurant speakers! It was a fairytale night.
 
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 did our mehndi party at my parents house and kept it at an intimate 70 guests (haha!), whereas our wedding ceremony and reception sat at 200-250 guests.
 
Wedding day started off with a 3AM wakeup call to start hair and makeup for myself, my mother, and the bridal party. Although it was such an early start to the day, we enjoyed each other's company and my amazing day-of coordinator made a Starbucks run for us. (I absolutely love planning and I wanted to have a say in every detail of our big day, while being respectful of the traditions and rituals that my parents cherish and value, so finding balance was really important. We got a wedding coordinator involved fairly early in the process so that she could make sure all of our voices were heard and so she could bring my vision and planning to life on the big day while my groom, our families, our bridal party, and I were all able to truly enjoy the day. Definitely one of the best investments in wedding planning- we love Anisha from Our Day Events and are so grateful to have her team as part of our dream team!)
 
We had a tradition-meets-glamour Tamil Brahmin Hindu ceremony in the morning, followed by lunch. This was at a Hindu community center. It felt more spiritually focused than a hotel ballroom but was also a more elegant and private venue than a temple. Because it is a long ceremony and our American guests as well as many of the Indian guests don't know about the beautiful meanings behind the traditions, we did a lot of research with the help of our priest, and put together a narrative script for my cousin (who was my Maid of Honor) to read through so the guests would understand the significance of each phase of the ceremony.
 
Manju Mehta from Shagun Weddings was great to work with because she makes sure she gets to know each couple and each family to truly personalize your decor and bring your vision to life. She went through every aspect of decor with me from lighting to fabrics and layout of each event space. She also toured the venues with us to ensure that we would get what we wanted. One of the tricky things with a big ceremony like that is when close family members and the bridal party are actively involved in the ceremony it is often hard for guests to be able to watch the ceremony. We rented out special 2 feet tall risers for the whole mandap and jhoola/oonjal (Swing) so that no one would have to stand up or move around to be able to watch our ceremony.
 
The guests had a few hours of downtime to rest, and in the evening we had cocktail hour, followed by a Christian ceremony at the reception venue that led us straight into our reception. This venue was the embodiment of glamor-- marble floors, grand staircases, and huge chandeliers with an AV system that was out of this world. I really wanted cold sparks (indoor fireworks), and they were able to make that dream come true, but also able to include versatile uplighting, dance floor lighting, and fog/cloud effects for our first dance. The AV systems were incorporated into the venue, so planning for our DJ and lighting and special effects was easy because it all came part of the package!
 
The evening was basically a luxurious fairytale dream. My family is very traditional in their Hindu background and my husband's side of the family has non-denominational Christian backgrounds, so we wanted to be able to incorporate both traditions into our big day. We are both active duty Air Force officers (which is how we met in Dayton, OH) so he wore his mess dress uniform (or as I like to call it his "Prince Charming getup") for our Christian ceremony and reception.
 
The trickiest part of wedding planning is figuring out priorities and budgeting. Although parents are often as generous with their wallets as they are boundless with their love, it is important as an Indian-American woman to be able to contribute to her own wedding and minimize unnecessary expenditure when possible. Instead of getting a multi-tiered traditional wedding cake in a few flavors, we opted for a unique twist with Nothing Bundt Cakes! We got a cupcake tower from Amazon, had them place our bundt cake on the top tier, and filled the remaining tiers and our dessert table with bundtinis (their version of cupcakes) in 7 or 8 different flavors! We bought gold cupcake liners from Hobby Lobby in lieu of the dark brown standard ones the bakery uses so that they would tie into our decor theme a little better, and that small detail made a very pretty difference. We also had a variety of Indian pastries on platters, so our guests had a vast repertoire of desserts (and flavors) to indulge in. There were several things we definitely splurged on -- especially venues and photo/videography, but we wouldn't change that for the world. Our venues were beautiful, our decor was true to our vision, we had a dream-come-true day, and above all of it we have breathtaking photography and videography that artfully capture our memories.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For our Hindu ceremony in the morning, I have been dreaming of a luxurious red kancheepuram silk saree from Chennai Silks since the moment I saw it on a commercial several years ago. It was part of their Vivaaha collection and my mom actually went to India to get it for me! I felt so elegant in that saree.
 
My favorite part was my 9-yard saree which is traditionally worn during the second half of a Hindu Brahmin wedding. I didn't want a cookie-cutter maroon one, but I wanted it to be fun and true to who I am while paying respect to our roots. I actually ended up getting a saree made straight from the silk looms of Kancheepuram with multicolored checkers and a border in my favorite colors: hot pink with gold embroidery!
 
I knew there was no way I could pull off wearing an all-white gown in front of my parents and 200 of their best friends (as all-white is often considered inauspicious), so my white gown dreams came true in the form of the most beautiful ivory lehenga I've ever laid eyes on (thanks Meenal aunty from Meenal's Indian Fashions in Herndon, VA!).
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We scripted our Christian ceremony ourselves (as in, I did it with his help in selecting scripture readings) and a close friend of his from college (the United States Air Force Academy) also happens to be an ordained minister so we had her officiate our Christian ceremony. It was a really special and personal touch we were able to add to our day.
 
I also really enjoyed putting together the narrative for my MoH to read during our Hindu ceremony. Not only did it help our guests understand the phases of the ceremony but it also helped us better understand and appreciate the traditions that we were honoring.
 
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 DIY-ed a lot of stuff! We got blush and gold gift bags in bulk from an online outlet, designed and made our own Thank You stickers using Avery software to put on the bags, and even made our seating cards for our guests at the reception with Avery software and cardstock.
 
With the help of some of my bridesmaids, I was able to make a sign for the shoe room at the ceremony venue, welcome signs for the ceremony and reception venues, a Pinterest-style sign for free seating at the lunch, and a sign in memory of my great-grandmother for her seat at the wedding ceremony.
 
Using the Audacity app, I cut the music for several of the dance routines: our first dance, another choreographed Bollywood duet we did, a bride and maid-of-honor duet dance, as well as the music for each of the bridal party entrances and our Christian ceremony entrance! I actually counted the number of steps at our reception venue and timed the counts of music for us to make it down the stairs at the same time and meet in the middle for the ceremony. It all takes time and hard work but all the personal pieces made our day so special.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
We had an unforgettable day that still feels like a dream, and we hope it helps inspire other couples to believe you really can have all you want in your big day if you plan for it and make it happen-- no matter the different backgrounds you come from, it'll be a beautiful dreamy union of you and the person you love and choose and fought for, but also your families. Remember that the people you include in your dream team for your dream day should be the people you want and trust to make the best of the day for you.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Instead of bouquets we did diyas (clay lamps) for each of the bridesmaids to carry down the aisle. We used LED candles inside the lamps and the outside of the lamps were decorated with mirrors and intricate Indian paint patterns.
 
Mehndi with Heena was an amazing decision for us. Heena aunty and her team were stellar in personalizing my Mehndi and making each woman's experience so special. She included every unique detail of my and Harrison's love story and life into my henna design, and even did a beautiful pattern on his hand with my name written in it. Fabulous genuine high-quality art which I will remain forever grateful for.

For more inspiring stories as this one, visit us again. You will be delighted!
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Floral & Decor: Shagun Weddings | Photography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Mehndi Artists: Mehndi With Heena | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Cinematography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Ceremony Venue: Chinmaya Somnath | Reception Venue: The Bellevue | Planning & Design: Our Day Events (Anisha Ninan) | Catering: Paradise Indian Cuisine | DJ: DJ Lucky (Platinum Entertainment) | DJ: Bellevue AV Creations | Cake & Treats: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Hindu Priest for the morning ceremony: Venkatrama Sastri | Christian ceremony: Jasmine Niklas


Springfield, PA Pakistani Wedding by KetaNuva Studios

After the heartfelt Shaadi ceremony came to an end, it was time to move the party to Pennsylvania for the Walima celebration. Nadia & Saad definitely knew what they wanted and all the lavish decor and sparkly attires were so gorgeous that it almost seemed like an extension of their personalities! So amazing! The Springfield Country Club was looking at its very best to house these two lovebirds and their guests and as we will see, the couple couldn't have chosen a better venue for their gala. So majestic! What was also majestic was our couples fashion choices. Believe me, if their taste doesn't say style at it's finest, nothing will! So, ladies, enough with words and let us get to the enchanting images for today's gallery brought to us by none other than KetaNuva Studios! Let's go!  

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More of this color fueled bash? Stick around for part two! 

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Venues: Springfield Country Club | Photography: KetaNuva Studios | Mehendi Venue: Radisson Hotel Corning | Shaadi Venue: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel | Mehendi & Shaadi Makeup: Makeup by Iram | Walima Makeup: Sumaiya Waheed Makeup Artist | Shaadi Cake Catering: Scratch Bakeshop | Walima Cake Catering: Ultimate Bake Shoppe Wayne | Cinematography: Yu Studios | Bridal Shopping: Sania Maskatiya


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