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Pearl River, NY Indian Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Happy Thursday, Maharanis! Thanks to Shivani & Kailash's magnificent event, sweetness and inspiration are coming your way. Our lovebirds had a tremendous celebration at the Hilton Pearl River. From a lovely night at the market with street food from Indian regions to an unforgettable ceremony commemorating a new chapter in Shivani & Kailash's lives. This venue was the perfect setting for such incredible moments! Its undeniable elegance surrounded our newlyweds during their events, accompanied by the charming adornments only the team from Elegant Affairs Inc. could deliver. But ladies, it was our gorgeous lovebirds that captivated everyone! Our Maharani trusted in the elegance and exclusive styles only Shyamal & BhumikaWellgroomed Designs IncPhera, and Anita Dongre provide. She dazzled Kailash with phenomenal and classy hair and makeup done by Flawless Beauty by Pauline. Kudos to StyleBySmita, that made sure to highlight the beauty of the bridal party! Ladies, I have to say Shivani's mehndi art, designed by Mehndikalogie, was also glamorous! The perfect traces combined with the magnificent lengha our Maharani wore. Kailash cannot be left behind. He decided to wear a modern tuxedo from Suitsupply. My dears, I think they are made for each other! But ladies, if you wonder how this couple pampered their guests, let me tell you one detail you don't want to miss. The mouthwatering cuisine from Adyar Ananda Bhavan and Benares Caterers provided a tasteful touch no one will ever forget! Also, the very well-known Chef Gaurav Anand deserves a standing ovation for the delicious cuisine that amazed every guest! Of course, music is a must for an event like this one! So, Premier DJ Usa PSAV made sure to take the right vibes to the next level. Ladies, this was a wedding to remember! Everything was perfect, including the lovely invitations Azure Couture Event Stationery designed for our sweet duo. Our couple had nothing to worry about because every detail was taken care of to perfection. Sweeties, every significant moment deserves excellent pictures. Thanks to the exceptional team from Ishan Fotografi, all the little details of these events will live forever. Check out these creative photos available for you in this gallery. My sweeties, I know you will love this event as much as I did.

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And that's a wrap ladies. Keep coming back for more fairytales!

Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Azure Couture Event Stationery | Hair & Makeup: StyleBySmita | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Ceremony Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Reception Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Catering: Adyar Ananda Bhavan | Catering: Benares Caterers | DJ: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Baraat: Echo Lake Stables | Bridal Fashions: House of Raina | Bridal Fashions: Shyamal & Bhumika | Bridal Fashions: Wellgroomed Designs Inc | Bridal Fashions: Phera | Bridal Fashions: Anita Dongre | Bridal Jewelry: Dana Walden Jewelry | Bridal Jewelry: ReeMat Designs | Cake & Treats: A Little Cake | Cinematography: My Wedding Maker | Event Designer: One Events Management | Favors: Etsy | Lighting: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Registry: Zola Wedding Registry | Rentals: Alan Party Rentals | Tuxedos: Suitsupply

Voorhees Township, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Maharanis, I hope you are enjoying this lovely Thursday. Today brought us Nishi & Sohil's magnificent wedding, and I have all the details for you! These sweethearts chose a warm autumn day for their union, designed by RB Event Design, giving our couple all the time to revel in their day. Starting with a traditional sangeet celebration at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Cherry Hill, Nishi & Sohil were all smiles and heart-eyes for each other. They followed up with a gorgeous ceremony and reception at The Mansion on Main Street. This fabulous venue provides vast spaces to accommodate the attendants and an elite service crew ready to assist with utter professionalism and vigor. The charming scenery couldn't be completed without Bandhan Celebrations' graceful touch with their exquisite ornamentation. I loved the pastel tones Nishi & Sohil chose for their wedding aesthetic. Our Maharani's marvelous attire, courtesy of Shilpa Gandhi Studio, was a masterwork! It combined elegance and tradition flawlessly, while Pretty Neat Beauty's tasteful makeup art made Nishi's natural beauty stand out the most. The bride was an enchanting view, especially for the handsome groom. He was dashing with his stylish attire and his divine wife-to-be by his side. Besides their excellent fashion choices, our couple also had Chand Palace's catering services to delight their guests' palates. Tinaz Entertainment Inc's skillful team was in charge of the music to keep everybody dancing and embraced by a heartwarming ambiance. The lovebirds had an unimaginable day that Studio KSD framed for them with their heavenly photography expertise. Their ingenuity and natural talent gave our couple astonishing pictures to cherish in their hearts forever. And for you, Maharanis, we have a brilliant gallery to widen your creativity. I am sure you'll fall in love with every single shot!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on a dating app called bharatmatrimony.com. Sohil was living in California during the time Sohil and I first started talking, and for me to actually get to know him better, I made and wanted to make as many trips to California as I could. Once me and him felt comfortable with each other, Sohil flew to New Jersey, where we got to know each other even more. My last visit to California was in June of 2020, when we finally made it official and decided to do a court wedding in August of the same year. From the time in June until we decided to do our court wedding in August, Sohil and I decided to take a day trip to San Francisco to see the Golden Gate Bridge. The drive from his apartment at the time to San Francisco was about an hour, and during that drive was when I knew that Sohil was the one for me. I really had and felt so comfortable opening up to him, and letting my voice go. After that drive, and that trip did I know that all conversations with Sohil moving forward would be like the one we had on that drive. Calm, patient, and warm. Sohil is the most patient person I have ever met in my entire life, without any doubt, and that is why I love him so much.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Our Proposal story is a very cute and interesting one. Sohil proposed to me on July 25th of 2020 at a beautiful beach located in Half Moon Bay. The amazing part of the whole proposal is that he planned it during a pandemic with my mom and the help of his friends without me finding about the whole ordeal. He set me up while making me believe that we had to go shopping for a cocktail party that was hosted by his work, (Apple Inc.) He wanted the whole event to be perfect that he even made sure my nails were done, and even offered to do them for me. Funny, I know. He arranged it all so well, and he did an amazing and beautiful job at it. I was so gullible that I went along with the whole thing and I am so happy that I did. I was so naive that I even counted the number of steps that I had to walk down to to get to the beach, just to see what beautiful props and decorations he used to create the perfect atmosphere of the best proposal I could ever have imagined. I was in pure shock and awe, and so extremely happy. I will remember the day forever.

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.
Our vendors were the best yet. I wouldn't have had the perfect wedding if it wasn't for them. I'd say we started planning our wedding a few weeks after our Court Wedding, in August, the initial planning of our wedding. We went into full wedding planning mode in January of 2021. By this time, I had already started reaching out to vendors through instagram, reaching out to friends and family who had already gone down the route of planning their own wedding, and the rest through word of mouth. I had a vision in my mind of what kind of outfits I wanted, and from where so I started reaching out to friends. One of my friends has her own studio in New Jersey, so my Sangeet and reception outfit was designed from her and her aunt, but made in India. My wedding, haldi, and mendhi outfit was from Aari India. All 5 outfits, were stunning, and the style was perfect and exactly what I had in mind. I wouldn't t have had it in any other way. The venue we picked for the wedding and reception was like a palace, and it was called the Mansion on Main Street. It was and felt like a mansion, hence the name. I felt like a princess. My makeup artists and mendhi artists are now such good friends of mine. I gave them a vision, and a design of what I wanted for mendhi, and how I wanted my makeup to feel and look like me, but to also feel like a bride. They went with what I requested, no questions asked. I did have a makeup trial, which made things easier for me and the artist. The decor theme was done by a lady, who owns a company called Bandhan Celebrations. During the time of wedding planning my mom was the one who tackled this aspect of it. With me being in California, and my parents in New Jersey, they made not one but many back and forth trips to the the store who does all wedding decor. They also made several trips to the wedding venue to finalize all the logistics. Planning any wedding requires lots of communication, trust, and a vision. My parents, Sohil, me and our chosen vendors made all of this so easy, which is why we had such a beautiful and an amazing wedding.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
So for me, I didn't want to go with the traditional red and white lengha or wedding dress for my wedding. I wanted to go a different route. I had seen a lot of brides wearing a off white, lengha with a floral print design to compensate or add on to the lengha, and overall look of the outfit. So that is what I went with. It looked stunning, and it made me feel even more beautiful. We chose Aari India, as our vendor for our wedding day.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
It was so exciting. Everything from A to Z. Our family, friends, and everyone and every detail in between made the whole event, or I should say events so enjoyable. I think for me, seeing all the vendors respond to our requests in a timely manner, made the planning process very easy. It made me feel that everything we wanted is and was going in the right direction, and it made me and my parents feel at ease. The support of the whole crowd, and our family was unconditional and I loved that.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think all of our guests enjoyed the live band we had going at the Sangeeth event. We had my mom's friend Chirag Trivedi and a known and popular singer perform, by the name of Tina Kundalia. She really engaged everyone in the audience, or rather our guests, including our friends, and close family. Sohil and I, as well as cousins and family performed dances throughout the evening, along with some speeches. We continued the celebration during the reception with more speeches and of course a DJ to get the party going even more. Our guests also enjoyed the gorgeous, and the beautiful setting of our venue, the Mansion on Main Street.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Yes! During our wedding, I walked down the aisle with my Uncle and Aunt.Growing up, I have been very close to them, and my uncle always encouraged me that I could do anything I ever set my mind to. That line, and him is very close to my heart. Also, while Sohil and I were getting married, my 4 brothers ( 2 boy cousins from my dad's side, and 2 boy cousins from my mom's side) were on the mandap during the whole ceremony. Even though, I am an only child, I actually felt as if I had 4 real brothers standing by me while I got married. I will never forget that.

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.
Decoration for any wedding is in the eye of the beholder. Every aspect, and detail that goes into planning a wedding comes down to a huge vision board, and lots of communication. It also requires lots of patients, a game plan, and hard work. In any Indian wedding, you will see lots of colors, and each color has some sort of significant meaning to it. The meaning might be seen or interpreted differently by each person. Its all about perspective. You will see lots of yellow, red, blue, pink, magenta, and violet in Indian colors, as well as others. My cousins, performed a beautiful and graceful dance during our Sangeet, one that I will always remember. I have them down to perform at all functions, now moving forward. It's something they enjoy, which makes it all the more enjoyable.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every moment, as it will only come once, and remember to have fun.

I hope you are feeling inspired, dears. I'll see you soon with more stories!

Cinematography: Studio KSD | Photography: Studio KSD | Sangeet Venue: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Cherry Hill | Ceremony Venue: The Mansion on Main Street | Reception Venue: The Mansion on Main Street | Planning & Design: RB Event Design | Floral & Decor: Bandhan Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Pretty Neat Beauty | Catering: Chand Palace | DJ: Tinaz Entertainment Inc | Bridal Fashions: Shilpa Gandhi Studio

New Rochelle, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Jashim Jalal Photography

Good morning my queens! What a beautiful day we have ahead of us, and, as always, it is my pleasure to share with you a new story to be inspired. Our sweethearts, Christine & Jerin, celebrated their lovely union at the VIP Country Club surrounded by their special ones and the gorgeous sun during a perfect summer day. The delightful colors of the decor Stylish Events provided were the perfect contrast for the delicate ones our Maharani chose for her lengha. Her elegant white dress was perfect. I adore it! But my favorite part about her look was the stunning shades Heena Das Beauty applied for her makeup. Christine was glorious! I am sure you won't believe how incredible the couple looked standing together. The traditional attires were just the beginning of a magical night for everyone. Of course, with the joyful music M4U Events brought, the guests couldn't be kept away from the dancefloor. There is no better companion to a happily ever after than a vibrant soundtrack. Now, ladies, I know that minor aspects during one's special day can be overwhelming at times. That's why our bride contacted the professional team from L&B Events to keep everything in check. This fabulous wedding couldn't be possible without them taking care of every feature, giving our lovebirds all the time to enjoy the beauty of their forever. Jashim Jalal Photography's pictures captured all the love and adoration Christine and Jerin have for each other. My wonderful Maharanis, I have a dazzling gallery for you. Go check it out and be enchanted by this phenomenal love story.

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My loves, that's it for this entry. I'll see for the next love story!

Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: L&B Events | Ceremony Venue: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue: VIP Country Club | Cinematography: Live Picture Studios | Hotel: Radisson Hotel New Rochelle | Transportation: NJ Limo Bus LLC | Lead Clergy: Rev. Mathew Varghese | Photography: Jashim Jalal Studios | Hair and Makeup: Heena Das Beauty

Woodland Park, NJ Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Happy Tuesday, beautiful Maharani! If you were looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place! Rohini & Vatsal's big wedding festivities, orchestrated by Detailed Affairs Team, packs all the things we love and so much more. So get ready to enjoy it! Guests were invited to the festivities with beautiful formal wedding invitations thanks to The Royal Collection. It all started with a colorful and fun-loving Sangeet at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, where everyone had a great time. Hands down, it was the perfect preamble to set the mood for the gorgeous wedding ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. And we have to say that we adored every single moment of the charming and solemn ceremony officiated at The One and Only Westmount Country Club. As you scroll down through this feature, you'll be amazed by the spectacular shots captured by Lightyear Studio, who immortalize every moment of this long-awaited event. The soft-colored hues on the mandap, the elegant attires, and the love these two radiated were all a winning combination that created magical scenes that we cannot stop seeing. Rohini looked ravishing on her red lengha, very well complemented with the Mehndi art by Mehndikalogie. But she was not the only one looking elegant and fashionably! Vatsal also embraced a traditional style with an elegant Sherwani that made his inner Raja come out! After the ceremony, there was a glamorous reception enlivened by M4U Events, whose endless repertoire put everyone on their feet! The only time the dancing stopped was to enjoy the sweet and delicious cake baked by Baonanas. If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, don't miss the gallery we have prepared for you today. It packs tons of beauty and glamour that it wouldn't be a bad idea to have your pen and notebook handy to take some notes!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We first met through a set up by my sister and her friend from high school, who happened to be my now-husband's employee. They thought we would be a perfect match, and they were right! Our first date (despite several last-minute cancellations on my part) was at a speakeasy in NYC. It felt like we knew each other forever. I appreciated his corny jokes and he appreciated my sass. I don't think there was ever a moment I knew Vatsal was the one - our entire relationship felt so natural and just felt like we were always meant to be together.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were in Morocco on a ten-day vacation. Our final stop in Morocco was the Sahara Desert. Little did I know, but Vatsal had initially made several plans including a beautiful layout and a private photographer, which were all thwarted by last-minute cancellations by the local vendors. This did not stop him, however, and the morning after our stay in the desert, he asked a local man to take our photo on his iPhone at sunrise. As the sun rose over the sand dunes, he got down on one knee, and the proposal was absolutely perfect!

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 began planning soon after our engagement and our first stop was to find the venue. The minute we set foot into Westmount Country Club, we fell in love. We felt so at home there, and could picture our wedding there. Bobby from Westmount was with us every step of the way, and even through the pandemic, was able to ease our worries. Everything fell into place after that. The rest of our vendors were chosen similarly, with intuition, and we usually went with our gut reactions. We chose vendors that we felt we meshed well with, and the vendors almost felt like friends (and really were at the end of this process!). Nate and Thanh from Lightyear studios made us feel so comfortable and are true artists - we both feel awkward in front of the camera but we knew Nate and Thanh would put us at ease! They were truly amazing, and their work speaks for itself. Pauline from Flawless by Pauline did my hair and makeup, and was able to help me achieve the clean, light on makeup look that I desired. Dhara from Mehndikalogie did an amazing job with my intricate mehndi. Matt from MDL events made beautiful floral arrangements. DJ Vik and the rest of the M4U events team produced a banging party. And finally, our day-of coordinators led by Arun from Detailed Affairs made our wedding day seamless. Despite being only a day-of coordinator, Arun was with us throughout the month leading up to our wedding, calming our nerves. All our vendors were truly outstanding, and helped us to have a perfect wedding day.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I really wanted a red lehenga, but one with pink accents to make it a little different than the typical wedding lehenga. Because of my work schedule in residency, I was unable to go to India to get my outfits, but my amazing sister looked for me (when she was conveniently getting her own!). Through 2am facetimes, I was able to choose a beautiful red and pink lehenga purchased from Delhi.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Cake tasting - because I have a huge sweet tooth!
In reality, wedding planning can be extremely stressful, but I tried to enjoy the moments I got to spend with Vatsal talking about our wedding. It was exciting to think about our future and spending the rest of our lives together.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The hype and the party! All guests were vaccinated and restrictions in NJ were just lifted, and this was the first time in over a year that many were attending an event. It was so exciting to see family and friends. DJ Vik and the M4U events team put on an amazing party, and our guests were dancing all night!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The first look was the most special moment for me. Neither of us are criers, but we both shed (more than a few) tears when we first saw each other. It was really the only moment we had with just the two of us, and felt so intimate and personal. It was a perfect moment to start the rest of our lives.

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.
For our Mehndi night, we wanted a Moroccan themed evening since we got engaged in Morocco. Abdel Habibi Morocco NY was amazing - he brought stunning decor and even went above and beyond to set it up last minute. He made our night so special and so reminiscent of our engagement!
Our sangeet night was held at a local hotel, and was filled with performances by friends and family, and ended with a garba/raas dance that all guests joined!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Easier said than done, but try not to stress about the small things on your wedding day! There were certainly a few things on my day that didn't go as planned, and there will be in yours too, but in the end, ZERO people noticed the things that went "wrong" and only remembered the amazing moments such as walk down the aisle, exchange of garlands, first dance, partying on the dance floor. Don't sweat the small details and try to enjoy every moment, because it's over before you know it.

There are more inspiring stories coming this week, so make sure to join us tomorrow!

Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | DJ: M4U Events | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Hasbrouck Heights | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The One and Only Westmount Country Club | Cake & Treats: Baonanas | Cinematography: Lightyear Studio | Photography: Lightyear Studio

Chicago, IL Engagement Session by Hakim's Studio

Happy Tuesday, beauty queens! We hope your day has been up to a great start! Ours is going absolutely magnificent because we have you here, and we were dying to share a new story with you! If you are like us and you never get enough of these beautiful celebrations of love, today's romantic session will take your breath away! This time, we'll be heading down to Chicago, IL, to take a peep at how an everlasting love story begins by taking you on a romantic journey through Ali & Marriam's engagement photoshoot. So wait no more and get ready to enjoy the visual masterpieces captured by Hakim's Studio. Through each of these fabulous shots, you can feel the emotions Ali & Marriam experienced at that moment, and we are in utter amazement as this is a talent available just to a handful of experienced photographers, so big kudos to Akbar Hakim for these fantastic shots. The happiness, the excitement, and the love that this two radiate are so pure and true that you can feel how it gets passed on to you and makes your heart smile! If you can't get enough of this lovely photoshoot, head into our full gallery for more. Every single shot is a cornucopia of beauty and inspiring ideas that we are sure you will love. So make sure to check them out!

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What a lovely story! We need a moment to catch our breath, but make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

Photography: Hakim's Studio


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