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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


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Fenglong Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! We are pleased to be with you again and reveal Shibani & Ashish's wedding festivities. As we mentioned in our previous post, we are double featuring this fantastic event with a phenomenal photo gallery brought by Fenglong Photography, and also, a visual masterpiece created by Blu Couture Wedding Films. I bet you will be fully inspired today! Let's go back to the grand Hilton Atlanta Northeast for this final episode; we will take a peek of all the magical environment created by Weddings InStyle and that festooned the entire hall. Everything was executed at the right moment in the right place. This was thanks to the perfect organization of Pure Lotus Events. What an awesome team! Shibani, our charming Maharani, captivated the audience looking impeccable with a marvelous look, her flawless makeup and hairstyle illuminated the night thanks to Color Impressions by Saba. So beautiful. The remarkable beats from DJ Jaz- GTB Productions filled the air and made everyone have the time of their lives! If you want to be part of this moment, visit today's gallery now!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ashish first expressed his feelings to me at a secluded garden on Georgia Tech's campus (where we went to college) in 2011, and he knew that same spot would be the best, most sentimental location to pop the big question. He asked my parents for their blessing, and they were overjoyed! To plan the proposal, Ashish worked closely with my brother, Rohan. As a current student at Georgia Tech, Rohan convinced me that he had an event on campus on December 16, 2017 (the day of the proposal) that he wanted the whole family to be present for. On the day of the proposal, Ashish pretended to be at work, texting me throughout the day about what a busy day he was having there. In reality, he was working with Rohan, his sister and brother-in-law to intricately decorate and set up the proposal spot with rose petals, candles, lanterns, and of course, champagne. As I arrived on campus expecting Rohan's supposed "event", I was shocked to see Ashish waiting for me instead. I immediately started crying tears of joy, and Ashish took my hand and walked me to the garden. He had hired a photographer and a violinist who played some of our favorite romantic songs. He asked me to dance as we reminisced about our past 6 and a half years together. Then, Ashish got down on one knee and proposed. It was the easiest question I ever had to answer! We joined our families for a special dinner afterwards.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Choosing a bridal lengha is a big deal - it's part of all of your pictures, videos and memories! I was fortunate to have so much help from my mom with all of our wedding planning, including my outfits. She has an amazing eye and my taste emulates hers. I had been talking to a few designers, but nothing stood out to me as "the one". I knew I wanted red with green accents, and I wanted a design that felt modern but had traditional elements. During our search, Mom came across Chamee & Palak, a boutique in Mumbai, and I worked with them through WhatsApp and over the phone to design my dream wedding lengha (as well as three other outfits for my other events), customized to my preferences and size. They were amazing to work with, and my outfits were beyond my imagination. I loved that my wedding lengha was red, had green detail, and also featured a pink ruffle at the bottom that felt like a unique, slightly playful touch. I still look back at our wedding pictures feeling so grateful to have worn the outfit of my dreams!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I'm not going to lie - food and cake tasting were both mine and my husband's most enjoyable parts of the planning process! It was so fun bringing our families along and getting to try rich, delicious food and cake. I went on a semi-diet before the wedding, so I welcomed the excuse to indulge. Also, many components of wedding planning can be stressful, but these were not in the slightest!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
As a surprise for us during our reception, my mom planned for family members from both of our sides to perform a medley of short dances. We loved the dances they did for us, and the time they all took to choreograph and practice beforehand meant so much. However, my favorite part was when the medley ended, all of our family members formed a U-shape around the dance floor and held hands, signifying our families coming together as one. They brought Ashish and me to join in, and although marriage itself symbolizes the merger of the bride and groom's families, the gesture was so sweet. I replay this moment in my mind often.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Wedding planning is likely going to be stressful for you. If you're anything like me, you've been dreaming about your big day for as long as you can remember, and you want it to be as close to perfect as possible. A few things that helped me were:
 
1. Hiring a day-of coordinator, if your budget permits. We had an incredible experience with Dhara from Pure Lotus Events. She managed our wedding and reception beautifully; we didn't feel any stress on the day of our main events. She communicated with us throughout our planning process and reminded my family and I of things we would not have otherwise thought about, she managed our schedule, and most importantly, she managed our vendors on the day of our wedding. We were not planning to hire a day-of coordinator, but I am so glad we worked with Dhara. I only have delightful memories from our wedding day.
 
2. Involve your fiancé in the planning. My husband was involved each step of the way, from choosing our venue, to invitations, to food (this one did not take any arm-twisting), our reception flow - everything. Involving your fiancé can be challenging when you have different ideas, but ultimately, it's one of the biggest days in both of your lives. What you learn from planning a wedding together is important as you plan other important things together later in life!
 
3. Be open about how you feel during the wedding planning process. Speak up about what is important to you and your significant other. Know that you probably won't get everything the way you've always imagined it in your head since South Asian weddings typically tend to involve both the bride and groom's families in the planning, and distinguish the must-haves vs. the nice-to-haves. If you can be flexible on some of the nice-to-haves, you'll likely find that you are able to manage your planning-related stress more effectively.
 
You've been dreaming about this day for a while, so do what you need to in order to feel the bliss and love you deserve to feel on your big day. Maybe you can get a massage with one of your besties a few days beforehand, take time to relax and enjoy your spa/beauty treatments, and just find little moments on the days leading up to your wedding that you can enjoy with your fiancé, even if it's going to get your marriage license. You will probably be surrounded by friends and family on the wedding day itself, so I highly recommend cherishing the opportunities you have to take it all in with just the two of you.
 
Dont miss the oportunity to get more inspiration. Visit us tomorrow for more!
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Floral & Decor: Weddings InStyle | DJ: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Baraat: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Lighting: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Planning & Design: Pure Lotus Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hilton Atlanta Northeast | Hair & Makeup: Color Impressions by Saba | Catering: CB Catering | Bridal Fashions: Chamee & Palak | Bridal Jewelry: Kiian | Cake & Treats: Celso Rodriguez | Cinematography: Blu Couture Wedding Films | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Color Impressions by Saba | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Marigold Invites | Invitations & Wedding Stationery (Stationary): Creatively Patel | Mehndi Artist: Yesha Desai | Photo Booth: Stop the Time | Registry: Zola | Photographer: Fenglong Photography


New Rochelle, NY Indian Wedding by House of Talent Studio

Welcome back, ladies! As promised, on this installment, we will be showing you the end of this magical story. So get ready to dive into this ocean of love between Roshini & Jimson. The day started with a wow-worthy ceremony at the incredible Sacred Heart Monastery that added beautifulness with its grand murals, arches, and columns. What a perfect place to celebrate their love. Everything was perfectly trimmed and well organized, and there's no doubt that our lovely duo made the perfect choice by trusting the talent of OnTime Events, who made sure that everything flowed according to our couple's vision. It was just great! After the magical ceremony, all guests attended the formidable VIP Country Club for an unforgettable evening reception. The hall was decorated in such a perfect way by Stylish Events, who managed to create an elegant environment with luxury ornaments and well-mixed lights. What a better way to give a conclusion to this fantastic event than with an epic party created by the fantastic work of Volcanik Entertainment who, with their well-selected music made everyone dance all night long. Such an epic night! Delicious food, emotive speeches, and fantastic choreographies were the extra ingredients of this magical night. Make sure to relive these moments visiting our gallery and also our video blog thanks to House of Talent Studio. You will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in Manhattan during my second year of residency and connected instantly. On one of our first dates we hung out for over 14 hours adventuring all throughout the city from museums to restaurants to bars, Jimson tells me he even skipped a wedding he had the next day so we could keep the date going. After our first month of dating, Jimson told me we were going to a gala and handed me “Tickets to Hogwarts - Platform 9 3/4” (he knew I loved Harry Potter). He then brought me to the Whispering Wall in Grand Central Station and asked me to be his girlfriend. I, of course, said yes, and he handed me an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Not only did I get a boyfriend that night, but I got accepted into Hogwarts! That’s when I thought to myself that he could be “the one”.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I went on a vacation with my family to Greece and had invited Jimson to join me. He told me that he was too busy with work and wouldn’t be able to make it to my disappointment. Unbeknownst to me, he secretly flew into Santorini for the last part of our trip for 48 hours and planned a surprise engagement proposal with my siblings. On the day of the proposal, my siblings convinced me that we should do a family photo session. When we arrived, the photographer handed me a secret note with a password that would open a Cryptex (think Da Vinci code). The password to the Cryptex was “Always” – a reference to one of our favorite scenes from Harry Potter and the way he used to sign all of his letters to me. I kept thinking the entire time, “There’s no way he’s here in Santorini, he’s in America!” As soon as I opened the Cryptex, Jimson appeared out of nowhere and surprised me with a Golden Snitch shaped ring box (to complete the Harry Potter theme) and proposed!
 
You can watch our Proposal video here: https://vimeo.com/276956178
Along with a full recap of our proposal story on: https://howtheyasked.com/roshini-and-jimson/
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had 7 hidden Harry Potter elements throughout the day of the wedding and challenged our guests to find them - it was a fun way to engage with everyone while we were running around during the wedding. They were: my mehndi, our cake topper, a symbol hidden in our wedding program, Jimson’s socks, our wedding planner’s brooch, a Hogwarts acceptance letter from one of our first dates, and the Golden Snitch he proposed with.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment we won’t forget is when we walked onto the reception floor for the first time with our bridal party waiting for us and with our family and friends standing and cheering. You could feel the love and support in the room and it made us realize how blessed we were to have such a great and loving village behind us.
 
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 our bridal party enter as part of a choreographed dance. My sister-in-law Shingari runs a dance studio (instagram: @Shingarirhythm), and was able to coordinate all 20 of our bridal party members into a synchronized Bollywood dance. Everyone was raving about how different and energizing it was to see the bridal party come out to a dance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start planning as early as you can! My husband is a great planner and so he had pushed us to do a lot of things earlier than needed, but that was a game changer, because it resulted in our wedding week being a lot less stressful thanks to the early planning.
 
Don't forget to dive into the moving images of this beautiful wedding story today in our video blog ladies! 
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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Cinematography: House of Talent Studio | Venues: VIP Country Club | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Monastery | Planning & Design: OnTime Events | Hair & Makeup: Nicki Glam


New Rochelle, NY Indian Wedding by House of Talent Studio

Good morning, Maharanis! It is Friday, and we don't want to end this week without presenting you with another great love story. We are still crushing hard on Roshini & Jimson's enchanting day at the beautiful Sacred Heart Monastery, but first, you will be delighted with the fantastic photo shoot prior to the main event. Our friends from House of Talent Studio were responsible for this artistic shoots that, without doubt, you will enjoy. They captured every single detail from Roshini & Jimson's dream wedding, from the bridal party peach lehengas, the  to the elegant white lace gown of Maharani Roshini. The ceremony decoration was terrific thanks to the talent from Stylish Events, who took it to a higher level. With a Harry Potter marriage proposal theme, our lovebirds began this journey, and you will see how they developed this lovely idea into their special day! Today we are double featuring this event, and you can relive this fantastic wedding by admiring the captures, and also, you can be inspired by a great film also created by House of Talent Studio. How cool is that? Make sure to visit our today's gallery and video blog to relive this magical story. 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in Manhattan during my second year of residency and connected instantly. On one of our first dates we hung out for over 14 hours adventuring all throughout the city from museums to restaurants to bars, Jimson tells me he even skipped a wedding he had the next day so we could keep the date going. After our first month of dating, Jimson told me we were going to a gala and handed me “Tickets to Hogwarts - Platform 9 3/4” (he knew I loved Harry Potter). He then brought me to the Whispering Wall in Grand Central Station and asked me to be his girlfriend. I, of course, said yes, and he handed me an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Not only did I get a boyfriend that night, but I got accepted into Hogwarts! That’s when I thought to myself that he could be “the one”.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I went on a vacation with my family to Greece and had invited Jimson to join me. He told me that he was too busy with work and wouldn’t be able to make it to my disappointment. Unbeknownst to me, he secretly flew into Santorini for the last part of our trip for 48 hours and planned a surprise engagement proposal with my siblings. On the day of the proposal, my siblings convinced me that we should do a family photo session. When we arrived, the photographer handed me a secret note with a password that would open a Cryptex (think Da Vinci code). The password to the Cryptex was “Always” – a reference to one of our favorite scenes from Harry Potter and the way he used to sign all of his letters to me. I kept thinking the entire time, “There’s no way he’s here in Santorini, he’s in America!” As soon as I opened the Cryptex, Jimson appeared out of nowhere and surprised me with a Golden Snitch shaped ring box (to complete the Harry Potter theme) and proposed!
 
You can watch our Proposal video here: https://vimeo.com/276956178
Along with a full recap of our proposal story on: https://howtheyasked.com/roshini-and-jimson/
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We had 7 hidden Harry Potter elements throughout the day of the wedding and challenged our guests to find them - it was a fun way to engage with everyone while we were running around during the wedding. They were: my mehndi, our cake topper, a symbol hidden in our wedding program, Jimson’s socks, our wedding planner’s brooch, a Hogwarts acceptance letter from one of our first dates, and the Golden Snitch he proposed with.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The moment we won’t forget is when we walked onto the reception floor for the first time with our bridal party waiting for us and with our family and friends standing and cheering. You could feel the love and support in the room and it made us realize how blessed we were to have such a great and loving village behind us.
 
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 our bridal party enter as part of a choreographed dance. My sister-in-law Shingari runs a dance studio (instagram: @Shingarirhythm), and was able to coordinate all 20 of our bridal party members into a synchronized Bollywood dance. Everyone was raving about how different and energizing it was to see the bridal party come out to a dance.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Start planning as early as you can! My husband is a great planner and so he had pushed us to do a lot of things earlier than needed, but that was a game changer, because it resulted in our wedding week being a lot less stressful thanks to the early planning.
 
Find Roshini & Jimson's reception images in our next installment, coming up next!
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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Photography: House of Talent Studio | Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Cinematography: House of Talent Studio | Venues: VIP Country Club | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Monastery | Planning & Design: OnTime Events | Hair & Makeup: Nicki Glam


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