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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.

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Coral Springs, FL Fusion Wedding by Sugarfree Studio

Happy Thursday, ladies! If you are like us and you never get enough of these beautiful celebrations of love, today's fusion wedding will take your breath away! Kristina & Shayam's wedding overflows with so much beauty, and we are really excited because this time, there is not one but two wedding ceremonies that marked the start of a lifetime love story for this sweet young couple. Lucky guys! The Hindu wedding ceremony and the reception took place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center, while the Nikkah ceremony took place at Nur Ul Islam. And we cannot think of better places to have hosted these wedding festivities as everything turned out to be amazing. It was all a cornucopia of beauty and traditional flair thanks to Salsan Events, who put together a magical and almost unreal setting, more than suitable for the different ceremonies and activities. The colorful decor and the gorgeous floral arrangements created the perfect backdrop for Kristina & Shayam to tie the knot. There was so much beauty all over the place, but nothing compared to Kristina's stunning look. She had the best allies by her side! Glam by Mevi took care of her beauty needs while Pronovias and Badgley Mischka took her of her fashion needs. The final result: Absolute beauty! And we are so glad to have the opportunity to enjoy the beginning of this everlasting love story, thanks to the spectacular shots captured by Sugarfree Studio, as every single image is mesmerizing and enchanting! If you can't get enough of this lovely couple, take a look at the gallery we have prepared for you today. It will make your heart melt with tenderness and joy!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Shayam and I actually met when we were 15 years old and over the years he became best friends with my brothers. Little did I know back then that I would end up marrying my brother's best friend, but fast forward a few years to adults and our friendship turned to romance. I knew he was the one because once we started dating he kept saying I am going to marry you!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We actually had just purchased our first home together and after weeks of renovations, he surprised me with a getaway trip to the Keys. We stayed on a beautiful private island at the Sunset Key Cottages resort.  I must say, I wasn't one for the fairytales and big surprises, but this man blew me away. He proposed on the beach just before sunset. Funny thing is I saw a woman hiding in the bushes before he proposed and come to find out it was a photographer waiting to take pictures of us.   

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.
Shortly after our engagement we got married legally and being that we just purchased a home, we decided to take a year and half to plan our official wedding ceremonies and reception. The religious aspects of our marriage was just as important to us as legally being married especially getting to share the moment with our loved ones. We had 3 venues and thankfully all went well. Our Hindu ceremony was held at the Coral Springs Center of the Arts in their courtyard. Our Nikah ceremony was held at Nur Ul Islam in Cooper City and our reception was held at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs.  A great photo and videographer was needed and Sugarfree Studio took good care of us capturing these wonderful moments! I did freelance makeup on the side, so it was only natural for me to do my own bridal makeup each day! A lot of work for a bride, but I was happy to do it.  My overall experience with the vendors went well and I am glad I had an amazing wedding coordinator Chire Harvey to help make it happen on the wedding weekend.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Our wedding was in the fall and I wanted to incorporate those jewel toned colors that we felt brought a classic touch with deep hues for my bridal outfits. I went with reds and gold for our Hindu ceremony and emerald green for our Nikah.  For my reception look I always wanted to wear a white Pronovias wedding dress for their beautiful delicate lace detail.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I would say the most enjoyable part of planning was preparing for our first dance. We took ballroom dancing classes at Fred Astaire in Delray Beach with the wonderful Vanessa Iurman.  This was something I always wanted to do, and we got to experience it in preparation for our first dance on our reception night.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the dancing and entertainment!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There was a moment when my husband and I said with relief, we did it!

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.
Indian Dance Instructor: Jayadevi Arts helped us coordinate a dance routine after our hindu ceremony to surprise our guests.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Take everything one day at a time.  Wedding planning and preparing for the big day can be overwhelming, but it is so important to remember to enjoy it while in the moment because all you have left are those memories.

Friday is right around the corner, and with it, we have a new love story for you! So make sure to join us tomorrow if you don't want to miss it.

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Photography: Sugarfree Studio | Cinematography: Sugarfree Studio | Hindu Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center | Nikah Ceremony: Nur Ul Islam | Floral & Decor: Salsan Events | Hair & Makeup: Glam by Mevi | Catering: Sheik’s Bakery | Catering: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center | DJ: DJ Ron | DJ: DJ Kevin Ifete | Bridal Fashions: Pronovias | Bridal Fashions: Badgley Mischka | Cake & Treats: Johnson’s Bakery | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Invites & Events LLC. | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Amna | Jewelry for Indian Ceremony: Jewels N Gems | Jewelry for Reception: Bridal Styles Boutique | Bouquets: Big Rose Boca | LED Robots: Hora Loca Guys | Dancefloor Wrap: Morpheus Designs | Grass/Flower Walls: KcEventsMiami | Wedding Coordinator: Chire Harvey | Photobooth: Picture Perfect


Palm Springs, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Rahul Rana Photography

Maharanis is so good to bring you another pre-pandemic wedding story. Sheena and Julio are a beautiful Indian Venezuelan couple that will overflow your screen with color and joy. These Californian lovebirds celebrated several auspicious pre-wedding events at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas. Both, the groom and bride's family and friends gathered at this exclusive resort to mingle and inaugurate the celebrations with a Sangeet night. Flamenco Fever Dallas entertained the guests while Jay Bharat indulged them with Indian dishes; the Sangeet was the perfect occasion to introduce the groom's side to the rich Indian cuisine and vibrant traditions. Brilliant! To honor Maharani Sheena's background, an enchanting Hindu ceremony was held in the vast gardens of Omni Rancho Las Palmas and turned out just spectacular. All the grandeur of Indian weddings' rituals were displayed under an austere yet charming draped mandap that Artisan Events created with love for the duo. Events by C helped bring come to life the wedding concept planning with meticulous organization and attention to detail every aspect of the union. The fairy godmother of brides, Dolled up by Lulu showed off her talent, creating stunning hair and makeup for Sheena that lasted from the first event to her last dance. Our today's bride completed her look with a splendid Manshaa Manshaa The Designer Studio's lehenga and coordinated colors with her dapper groom. I love how flawlessly Julio embraced his new culture and debuted as the ultimate Raja. That's great!  Wahh World Fusion Band created a sophisticated and jazzy environment for the reception while Natraj Restaurants & Catering provided a top-notch dinner for the newlyweds' big night. Thanks to Rahul Rana Photography for providing such an amazing bundle of images that will transport you to this one-of-a-kind multicultural union. Click on the complete gallery and scroll down to see more!

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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.
First and foremost we kept the beautiful words of Maya Angelou in mind as we adapted the motto "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Likewise, we chose our venue and vendors with the same consciousness in mind. And we cannot sing enough praises for all the beautiful people involved in making this event a success. Did I mention, our wedding was March 14, 2020? Just imagine what was going through the minds of all our guests and dedicated vendors as the world was rapidly shutting down around us all.

Julio and I area all about planning. The first decision we made was to hire a wedding planner with experience with Indian Weddings. We knew this would be the seed to grow the roots that would support everything that was to come in planning the multiple day event, and that really paid off when we were faced with a global pandemic.

Chandani and her team at Events by C were absolute rockstars. Obsessed with spreadsheets (we love that), resourceful, graceful, calm, patient, and were pivotal in making everything a success. They took such good care of us and our families that they felt like family themselves. At any moment that something was needed before and during the events, they were always within arm's reach and made sure things happened straight away. Carly McGarry was an absolute gem of a Wedding Venue Coordinator at Omni Rancho Las Palmas and quickly became part of that dream team. We can not say enough about the kindness, flexibility, time and care she gave us. Neither of us would ever have imagined choosing a golf course as a venue, we made the decision based on Carly's hospitality, convenience for guests and experience overall that we'd be able to provide. Again, the best decision ever when we had to made last minute decisions and changes for safety protocols against many unknowns that were to come due to the pandemic. Between Events By C and Carly, they made it all look so easy and we could not be more grateful.

Archana at Manshaa & Zevara by Archana quickly became a dear friend. She put so much care into our wedding outfits, every little piece has a story and every material of the highest quality. What an amazing talent. Neha Assar's skills need no introduction and no words can describe, she puts so much care and deep meaning into every inch. She is also the most gentle kind person you could work with and she is also a friend we hold close to our hearts. Lulu and her team were absolutely amazing. There is no doubt they are the absolute best for hair and make-up, but a little fun fact is when Lulu was dolling me up was the only moment I personally felt overwhelmed by the pandemic. Lulu handled the situation like a boss and got me back on track to enjoy everything. We're so grateful to her and her team.

Food by Natraj was incredible, took me back to the best restaurants in India and hands down the most seamless coordination with the venue. Jay Bharat is our regular go to and they never disappoint. Alexander at Amara Cafe provided incredibly delicious treats and kind service for our Venezuelan catering in conjunction with the very talented Omni Chef who wowed us with is Venezuelan dishes. Olive Wood Pizza was very easy to work with and was absolutely delicious. All of our vendors were truly amazing for our Indian Venezuelan mix from the Flamenco Dancers, Indian World Jazz Band, Indian DJ, KG Henna, local Artisan Decor, Rahul Rana Photography and Sunbeat Films. It was truly our coordinators and all our vendors who made it a success.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We met with Archana and shared our idea of incorporating my Mom's wedding Sari into a modern, light, modest yet regal Rajput inspired design. We loved that she knows how to avoid all the harsh chemicals and has a more sustainable approach to her process. All of the magic is credit to Archana. Some say I was a funny bride, I didn't understand the investment of a wedding outfit that was only to be worn once and then stowed away for eternity. I shared that thought with Archana and was amazed she completely understood and actually agreed with me. She proposed the idea of making the outfit in layers, so I could use each layer individually for years to come, and I already have :)

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Making the invitations and all the design elements together with Julio. As Visual Designers, we rarely get to create projects with 100% our vision in mind.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Julio can be known to be on the quieter side at times, but what people might not know is that he is a Gemini. I was completely caught off-guard when the "other Julio" walked onto the stage at the reception and sang in front of everyone.

More spectacular weddings are just around the corner, so make sure to visit our blog tomorow!

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Planning & Design: Events by C | Photography: Rahul Rana Photography | Sangeet Venue: Omni Rancho Las Palmas | Ceremony Venue: Omni Rancho Las Palmas | Reception Venue: Omni Rancho Las Palmas | Floral & Decor: Artisan Events | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Bridal Fashions: Manshaa The Designer Studio | Bridal Jewelry: Manshaa The Designer Studio | Cinematography: Sun Beat Films | Live Music - Reception: Wahh World Fusion Band | Mehndi Artist: Neha Assar | Bridal Jewelry: ZEVAR by Archana | Mehendi Night Flamenco Group: Flamenco Fever Dallas | Catering: Natraj Restaurants & Catering | Mehndi Artist - Guests: Keng Singh | Wedding Lunch: Olive Wood Pizza | Catering - Lunch Friday: Jay Bharat


Valencia, CA Indian Wedding by Greycard Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! Are you ready to be amazed by a new love story? I bet you are! So join us in today's journey. I know that every single part of it will inspire you! To begin this journey, let me take you to the exclusive HyattRegency Valencia, the ideal venue chosen by Bhumi & Kumar, our today's lovebirds, to tie the knot. If you are wondering who was the mastermind behind all of the organization and planning, we have the right answer for you: It was none other than the talented crew from Best Dream Weddings by Vanessa Doménech. They took this wedding to the next level and ensured to make our lovely duo's dreamed wedding come to life. Just perfect! Speaking about perfection, you will be amazed by the innate beauty of our gorgeous Maharani Bhumi, who looked like a vision of beauty throughout the entire festivities. Hands down, she made the right choice by trusting the exceptional talent of Dolled up by Lulu, who made sure to deliver a royalty look for her. As you scroll down, you will be enchanted by the fantastic talent of Greycard Photography, who captured every single detail and emotion from this marvelous celebration and created a beautiful gallery. So don't wait any longer and fill your soul with tons of inspiration! You will love it!

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Please visit us tomorrow for a new love story that will blow your mind! 

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Planning & Design: Best Dream Weddings by Vanessa Doménech | Photography: Greycard Photography | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Valencia | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Valencia | Floral & Decor: Touch of Lavender | Catering (Caterer Lunch Wedding): Jay Bharat | Catering (Reception & Welcome Dinner): Natraj Catering and Restaurants | DJ: 3D Sounds | Baraat: Legends Car Rental | Cake & Treats: Donna from Cake Farm | Cake & Treats (Ice Cream): Siraj | Cinematography: Robles Video Productions | Lighting: Araj Shamsi | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Kumba Events


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by The Santos and Co

Good morning, Maharanis! We are in the middle of this fantastic week, and we want to surprise you with a new love story. Today we are pleased to double feature all details that surrounded Nikhita & Nand's wedding celebration. You can enjoy this marvelous film, and you can also enjoy the beautiful photo gallery below. Both created by the enormous talent of The Santos and Co. How cool is that? To begin this journey, let me take you to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, the perfect venue chosen by our lovebirds to tie the knot. Every detail of this life-changing celebration will enchant you. The talent of Diwan by Design was present through the entire celebration as they took care of the planning and execution of this event, delivering nothing but utter perfection. Such talent! Our gorgeous Maharani dazzled everyone looking like a princess from a fairy tale. Something to highlight on her royal look is the fantastic Mehndi art that Henna by Jinal created for her. It was something out of this world. We are lucky to have all of these moments captured in today's gallery. So, don't wait any longer and take a look at it. It is an absolute visual delight that you don't want to miss! We are sure you are going to love it as much as we did, not to mention that you will get tons of inspiration!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Nand and I met 7 years ago on a dating app and started our relationship with 300 miles between us. We first met in a café half way between our NJ homes. This was just the beginning of a long series of dates during the summer of 2013 through which we got to know each other while Nand was in medical school in NYC and I was a fresh college graduate working in health policy. I fell for Nand's thoughtfulness, sharp mind, and serious drumming skills.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After 4 years of long distance, we moved in together to a cozy apartment in the heart of Boston. Nand proposed soon after in Princeton where we spent many formative moments of our relationship and I excitedly said yes! The beautiful proposal was followed by a sweet surprise dinner with all of the people we love the most - our parents, siblings, and grandparents. The ring is a simple, chic, personalized relic from, NYC-based jeweler, Zameer Kassam, who worked with Nand to integrate pieces of our love story into the ring itself. ZK also designed and customized our wedding bands.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved Nand's Broad Street Baraat! We shut down a city block outside of Philadelphia City Hall (S. Broad Street) for the Baraat - everyone loved seeing Nand on a horse and dancing to beats by dholi Nihaal Singh and DJ Raj Minocha.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Nand surprised me with a live band who played through our cocktail hour. Halfway through their set, Nand hopped on the drums and played two special songs with them. He's so talented and I'm his biggest fan!! Our guests loved hearing Nand play and so did I!
 
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.
Our Sangeet was pretty epic- it was held on the top floor of high rise building with gorgeous view of Philly! I wanted the Sangeet to have a super modern/city vibe so we went with neutrals (white/cream/gold) as opposed to the traditional bright colors. I wore a navy blue lengha designed by my mom and Nand wore a navy blue bandh gala.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The most memorable part of our wedding was being surrounded by our closest friends and family members who came from near and far to celebrate our love. It's easy to get bogged down in the details of wedding planning so we tried to remind ourselves of the big picture! You're marrying the love of your life and that's what matters the most!
 

You will be delighted by the love story that we have prepared for you tomorrow. So please visit us!

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Planning & Design: Diwan by Design | Mehndi Artists: Henna by Jinal | Sangeet Venue: Vue on 50 | Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design and Décor | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Hair & Makeup (Bridal Sangeet HMUA): Michele Wilderman | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ / Baraat / Lighting: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Anita Dongre | Bridal Fashions (Bridal Sangeet Outfit): Kala Shree Regalia Chandini Chowk | Bridal Fashions (Bridal Reception Outfit): Khajana Boutique | Bridal Jewelry: Aum by Swati | Bridal Jewelry (Bridal Sangeet Jewels): A la Couture | Bridal Jewelry (Engagement and Wedding Rings): Zameer Kassam | Cake & Treats: Cake Life Bake Shop | Cinematography / Photography: The Santos and Co | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Cinderella Bridez | Live Music: Ryan Tennis Music | Live Music: Sangeet Entertainment | Registry: Zola Wedding Registry | Tuxedos: Tom Ford | Live Painter: Celebration Paintings


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