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Haiku, HI Sikh Fusion Wedding by Anna Kim Photography

Happy Thursday, beautiful ladies! We are delighted to bring you an insight into Kiran & Grant's wedding ceremony celebrated in Haiku, HI. This time, we will take you to the elegant and spectacular Haiku Mill so we can all be part of this solemn and enchanting event that united these two lovebirds in marriage. Our gorgeous Maharani lit the room throughout the entire wedding festivities as she donned soft colored attires that praised her innate beauty and made her look like a goddess! Her elegance and full fashionable look also reflected on the classy and glamorous hairstyle, and makeup designed by Maui Make up Artistry. Definitely, a well-balanced combination of tradition, elegance, and beauty at its finest! And talking about well-balanced combinations, let's take a look at the marvelous and almost heavenly decor crafted by Darren Keala. It was superb! Every small detail contributed to making this event not just classy but delightfully exquisite. And all of this could not have been possible without Mira Savara Events, who took care of the planning and design of this entire wedding bash, delivering nothing but utter perfection. Hands down, these lovely due saw right in front of their eyes, how their long-awaited dream wedding came to life. How amazing is that! Thanks to the outstanding and remarkable talent of Anna Kim Photography, we can enjoy this event and feel just like if we were there. So, wait no more, and get ready to dive into this jaw-dropping gallery that we are sure you are going to love. Not to mention that you will get tons of inspiring ideas from it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Brought together by a personal matchmaker, Grant & I first crossed paths at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley. We gabbed over cocktails & delicious eats for hours, closing the joint down. Our shared sense of humor and outlook on life unraveled so naturally, as though we had known each other all along. We left each other's company knowing in our hearts we would be together always.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
A romantic at heart, Grant wished to incorporate details in my life that he knew I held close to my heart. Knowing how passionate I was as an educator, he felt that nothing would best the setting of proposing to me in my classroom while involving my students and my principal who also had become a close friend of mine over the years.
 
After asking my father for his blessing, Grant put forth his plan on May 31st - my parents' anniversary - by arriving to school during the afternoon recess. While I heard the pandemonium garner momentum outside of the classroom, Grant was "stealthily" handing out roses to each student, who had become quite acclimated with him the past few months, dubbing us "Granjeet" as a "matrimony" of our names - Grant & Kiranjeet - while also mischievously writing cliched poetry and love notes on our behalf addressed to one another. 
 
Once the bell rang, each student sauntered in to the classroom, desperately attempting to stifle their excitement, to present a rose to me with Grant finally handing me a rose himself, proclaiming his love and desire for us to be together every day for the remainder of our lives. As he knelt down to ask for my hand, my students finally let loose their giggles and gasps of gleeful anticipation, and when I responded with "yes", the screams, shrieks, and rapture were beyond containment. Plastic champagne glasses flowing with sparkling apple cider ensued, and, true to form, what a unique unforgettable shared experience Grant created for my students to participate in such a special, heartfelt moment!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Once we immediately fell in love with Haiku Mill, cosmic forces collided with Sabyasachi's 2017 Udaipur Collection. The lehengha's green & yellow hues on raw silk complimented the lush gardens of Haiku Mill fluidly as though the cloth itself was a natural extension of the organic vines and branches found throughout the grounds. Noticeably visible was the mosaic border of the lehengha as it continued as the floral print, becoming more English influenced, a metaphorical nod to our multicultural wedding's blend of customs.
 
In my mind's eye, I had long envisioned incorporating a rich tone of emerald green for my wedding lehenga, so discovering this particular design and scheme was quintessential kismat. Simply stated, the wedding dress and the stunning venue was a match made in heaven.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
It was our best endeavor to have all of our guests regarded as one OHANA during the course of our shared time in Maui. We heard from a plethora of friends and family how special and close knit they came to feel with how each event integrated both sides together seamlessly, encouraging new relationships and bonds to form and remain established even to this day. From the onset, Grant & I strongly desired for our wedding to allow everyone to feel like a part of the "inner circle of trust."
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
With that ring comes ALOT of "responsibility". How right you are mom!
 
Never compromise yourself. You're all you've got.     Janice Joplin

Have an awesome day, ladies! And make sure to join us tomorrow for more.
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Planning & Design: Mira Savara Events | Event Designer: Mira Savara Events | Sangeet & Reception Venue: Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort | Ceremony Venue: Haiku Mill | Floral & Decor: Darren Keala | Hair & Makeup: Maui Make up Artistry | Catering: Monsoon India | DJ: Maui Tunes Entertainment & Production | Baraat: Malinder Tooray | Cake & Treats: Sugar Beach Events | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Favors: Darren Keala | Lighting: Accel Rentals | Live Music: Shea Derrick | Hawaiian Entertainment: Manu Tea Nui E | Porsche Car: Maui Roadsters | Wedding Stationery: Papyrus - Danville | Calligraphy: Papineau Calligraphy | Silk Tunic (Batna & Mehendi): Maggie Coulombe Maui | Evil Eye Pendant in Diamond & Enamel (Batna & Mehendi): Kabana | Bridal Jewelry in Turquoise & Pearl (Sangeet): Bhola Jewellers | Turquoise King Ring (Sangeet): Ippolita | Marigold Salwar Kameez With Custom Cut-Out Applique & Phulkari (Sangeet): Nenu Sekhon | Vintage Pompei in Gold Wedge (Sangeet): Louis Vuitton | Lehenga (Anand Karaj): Sabyasachi | Custom Phulkari (Anand Karaj): Nenu Sekhon | Totem Wedge in Gold (Anand Karaj): Yves Saint Laurent | Bridal Jewelry in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Jagdish Jewellers | Groom's Custom Kalgi in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Bhola Jewelers | Palm Caftan in Silk (Luau): Elie Saab | Millionaire Sunglasses (Luau): Louis Vuitton | Woven Leather Wedge in Black (Luau): Prada | Sari in Rangoon Red (Reception): Sabyasachi | Jewelry in Kundan (Reception): Bhola Jewelers | Emerald Cut Onyx Ring (Reception): Ippolita | Pumps in Bronze (Reception): Yves Saint Laurent | Photography: Anna Kim Photography


Dana Point, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Happy Tuesday, ladies! When you see your soulmate standing in front of you about to say, "Yes, I do," you realize that no matter where or what, your long-awaited dream dreamed wedding is about to come true. This is the case of Poorvi & Sudeep, our lovebirds from today. If the name of these lovely couple sounds familiar, it is because we have previously showcased their big wedding celebration in a visual masterpiece created by Avec Lumiere Productions that you can relive here. The beautiful gardens of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, hosted this beautiful festivity. Our friends from The Marigold Company trimmed and organized every detail of this celebration to perfection and found their best ally in 2Create Designs, who crafted a unique decoration for the different events. Raja Sudeep arrived at the baraat celebration riding a gorgeous white horse from Savannah Rose Carriages. And everything was just spectacular! We were particularly amazed by the natural beauty that our gorgeous Maharani Poorvi showcased during the entire festivities, stealing the show. She trusted her beauty needs to Dolled up by Lulu, who delivered nothing but perfection. What talent! To end this celebration, Fusion Sounds turn the gala into a real party with their phenomenal beats. You can relive this moment by visiting today's breathtaking gallery created by Lin & Jirsa Photography.

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Please visit us tomorrow, we have tons of inspiration waiting just for you!

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Floral & Decor: 2Create Designs | DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Venues: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Baraat: Savannah Rose Carriages | Cinematographer: Avec Lumiere Productions | Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Catering: Natraj Catering and Restaurants | Cake & Treats: It's All About The Cake | Live Music: Seaside Strings | Transportation: GoGo Charters


Atlanta, GA Pakistani Wedding by MNK PRO

Good morning, Maharanis! We are beginning a brand new week, and there's nothing better than a fresh start with lots of inspiration. Today we have something special for you as we are double featuring Sanah & Ali's wedding festivities. We will be able to enjoy every single detail of this celebration with a phenomenal photo gallery. And if this is not enough, you can be delighted by the cinematographic masterpiece here, both created by the enormous talent of MNK Pro. To begin this magical journey, let me take you to the exclusive Al Noor Banquet and Catering to admire the pre-wedding ceremonies. If you are wondering who orchestrated this event, we have the right answer for you as Red and Gold Events took our lovebird's vision for their wedding and transformed it into a dream come true. Our gorgeous Maharani dazzled everyone after being glamorized by Glamour Makeup by Ruth Lam and Color Impressions By Saba, creating such a beautiful royal style. And we can't forget to mention the unique Mehndi art created by Forever Beauty by Manisha. This event brought two different families that became one to celebrate the promise of eternal love from their favorites. The phenomenal beats from DJ Jaz- GTB Productions lighted up this party and put everyone to dance the whole night! So don't think twice and visit today's full gallery to relive this celebration. 

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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.
I found most of my vendors through Facebook and Instagram. Social media is great because you can preview a vendor's work before making a decision. The first thing I did when we set our date was reach out to hair and make up artists and started looking at venues. I was lucky to get the hair and make up artists that I wanted. Finding venues for all three days of our wedding was a bit stressful as venues book up really fast. Thankfully we were able to get venues that we liked and were within our budget. I did feel overwhelmed and looked into getting a wedding planner. I found Nida Khan from Red and Gold Events on Instagram and after our phone consultation I just knew I needed her! She made me feel less stressed and gave me great advice and recommendations for vendors. After talking to Nida I started booking all the other vendors such as catering, photographer, decor, mehndi artist, etc.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My family and I went to England to shop for my wedding. I knew from the beginning that I wanted my bridal dress to be red and gold. We had 3 days of shopping planned in three different areas. As we started shopping, I got overwhelmed because there were so many different options. But the very first dress I tried on was the one! Originally I wanted a red dress with gold embroidery but this dress was all gold with a red dupatta and just so beautiful.  When I put the dress on and looked in the mirror I was just like "Wow, I feel like a bride!" My family loved the dress too! We still shopped around for another 2 days but nothing compared to the first dress and in the end the first dress I tried on was the one I bought.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I enjoyed the whole planning process. From looking for vendors, to meeting with them to discuss details, to shopping for my dresses and jewelry. But I think the most enjoyable part was going for the hair and make up trials!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The earlier you start planning the better. Venues and vendors get booked up really fast so if there's certain vendors you know you want you have to make sure you contact them as soon as you can.
 
Getting a wedding planner/day or coordinator is definitely worth it. Nida and her team from Red & Gold Events really helped take the stress away from me and my family during the wedding events. My parents and sisters were able to enjoy the wedding and mingle with the guests while Nida and her team made sure everything was going as planned.
 
Be organized. Getting a wedding planning binder or make you own. I made my own wedding binder and this helped me organize the details of all my events. It made it easy to see what has been done and what still needs to be done.

If our first installment inspired you, you will love the upcoming post as we will unveil the phenomenal outcome from this event. 
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DJ: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Mehndi Artists: Forever Beauty by Manisha | Venues: Atlanta Airport Marriott | Planning & Design: Red and Gold Events | Photography: MNK Pro | Cinematography: MNK Pro | Sangeet Venue: Al Noor Banquet and Catering | Bride's Makeup: Glamour Makeup by Ruth Lam | Bride's Hair: Color Impressions By Saba | Catering: Asma's Cuisine | Baraat (Dholi): Sagar Thakker | Bridal Fashions: RDC London | Bridal Fashions: Nargis Collections (Shaddi) | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake & Treats: Inspirations Unlimited | Event Designer: BEST Events SA


Addison, TX Indian Wedding by Texpertz Photography

Happy Friday, Maharanis! We just reached the end of this fabulous week, and we are here with a new love story that will captivate your soul. Today we will admire Farzana & Rahim's marvelous wedding festivities. On this installment, we will review the Sangeet celebration performed before the big day. To begin this lovely journey, let me share with you that every single detail from this memorable event was orchestrated by De'Ondra Turner, who, in all aspects, transformed our lovely duo's vision into a reality, creating a fantastic event! This pre-wedding ceremony was beautiful beyond words, and it united the two families to celebrate their favorite ones. The phenomenal beats from DJ Riz Entertainment created a magical environment making everyone dance the entire night. And we want to give a big shoutout to Prashe Decor, who crafted a beautiful decoration that added perfection to the night. If you are enjoying this wedding as much as we are, let me tell you that we have much more for you to keep enjoying it. Today, we are double featuring this event! We have the fantastic shots below and also a visual masterpiece in our Video Blog. Both are creations from Texpertz Photography, who made sure to capture every single detail from this entire celebration. So make sure to visit today's gallery for a new dose of inspiring ideas to get ready for the weekend. You will love it!

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We can't wait to present you the phenomenal outcome of this love story. So stay arround to enjoy it!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Venues: Venue Forty50 | Planning & Design: De'Ondra Turner | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Cinematography: Texpertz Photography | Photography: Texpertz Photography


Detroit, MI South Indian Wedding by Killer Creations

Good morning, Maharanis! We are heading to the end of another fabulous week, and we don't want to conclude it without giving you the dose of inspiration that you need. Today, we have a double feature of the gorgeous wedding between Bhanu & Nithin. If you are thinking of planning a Bollywood style wedding, you have come to the right place, as you will be amazed by this phenomenal event hosted at The Fillmore Theater Detroit. This unique venue was specially picked by our lovebirds to celebrate their beautiful South Indian union. Utsav Planners, Inc thoroughly planned and organized every detail of this celebration, taking our lovely duo's vision and transforming it into a dream come true. Outstanding job! And we want to take a moment to appreciate all the beauty surrounding this big event that centered around Bhanu & Nithin and their commitment to start an everlasting married life through their traditional South Hindu ceremony. This was a memorable moment that will remain in the hearth of every guest and, of course, in the heart of Bhanu & Nithin's. Today, you will enjoy the talent of Killer Creations Photography and Cinematography, both with the fantastic film that you can check here and also with the fabulous shots that immortalized every moment of this ceremony and that we have compiled in today's gallery. So make sure to check it out!

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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.
Venue: Fillmore, Detroit, MI
Decor Theme: Royal Palace, traditional South Indian

We wanted a venue where we could implement all South Indian traditions as well accompany a large number of guests.The most important part about Fillmore is that it allowed us to decorate the the venue  without restrictions and allowed us to have our own catering. The venue itself is quite traditional and encompassed gold architecture.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
It is South Indian tradition to wear gold with red/Burgundy kanchipuriam saree for wedding ceremony. The color is to symbolize purity, prosperity, and fertility.  The saree was purchased at Kanchipuriam, Tamil nadu. For the reception, the theme color was rose pink. Bridal lengha was by Tarun Tahiliani from Bangalore, Karnataka.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The decor was the most enjoyable part. I spent countless hours into research upon designs I had envisioned. I wanted something unique and exquisite. There was a lot of detail that went into each centerpiece, mantaps, design of the cake, etc.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Priest: RajGopala Chari from Sri Venkateswara Temple Novi MI
DJ: DJ Chachi
Cake by Elegance in Sugar
Jazz Vocalist: Gary Sacco
Saree Draping: Anuradha Hadagali, Canton, MI
Hair and Makeup: Cecilia Kashat (Bridal), Arpine, Dalia Katy
Nadaswaram: Kannan Mahedran, Canada
Photography/Videography: Mike with Killer Creations
Florist: Bellisario Florists, East point
Wedding Planner: Utsav Planners

Don't miss the beautiful finale of this magical event. So come back for more. 

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Planning & Design: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Venues: The Fillmore Theater Detroit | Photography: Killer Creations Photography and Cinematography | Cinematography: Killer Creations Photography and Cinematography | Rentals: Utsav Planners,Inc. | Cakes & Treats: The Fillmore Theater Detroit | Floral & Decor (Florist Reception): Bellasario | Catering: Krishna Catering | Catering Apps & Dinner: Aahar Cusine | DJ: DJ Chachai | Cake & Treats: Elegance in Sugar


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