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Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by Hakim's Studio

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

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

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Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Ami | Photography: Hakim's Studio | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Ceremony Venue: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation | Reception Venue: The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North | Planning & Design: AVA Event Management | Floral & Decor: Events InStyle By Beenish Inc | DJ: Divinity AV Productions | Lighting: Divinity AV Productions


Columbus, Ohio Sikh Wedding by Virdee Films Photo-Video

Maharanis, you know we love featuring Sikh nuptials and learning about the different ceremonies behind them! So, as soon as we saw Lovepreet and Hardeep's wedding images captured by Virdee Films Production, we were just ecstatic! This adorable couple found each other through Instagram. How romantic! After liking each other's posts and lots of dates, finally, they decided to take their story to the Guru Nanak Religious Society Sikh to seal their love eternally in an emotional ceremony. Lovepreet's family and friends executed her vision, planning, and decorating the entire wedding weekend. And what an extraordinary job they did, creating a romantic vibe with a color combination for all the awe-inspiring events! Glow By Herneet dolled up Maharani Lovepreet with a romantic makeup look that was sure to be a head-turner as she walked down the aisle. She also opted for a stunning mehndi design by Naseem to offset her intricately embroidered maroon wedding lengha. So stylish! To end the wedding spree Lovepreet and Hardeep headed to the reception and danced with DJ Mavi Productions' music. He turned up the party with an extraordinary wedding soundtrack! Thanks so much to Virdee Films Production, and of course, Lovepreet and Hardeep for sharing their beautiful wedding images with us. Visit our complete gallery for more inspiration! 

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We are preparing another wedding story that I'm sure will inspire your heart! Make sure to come back.

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DJ: DJ Mavi Productions | Lighting: DJ Mavi Productions | Photography: Virdee Films Production | Cinematography: Virdee Films Production | Ceremony Venue: Guru Nanak Religious Society Sikh Temple | Planning & Design: Bride & Bride's Family | Floral & Decor: Bride & Bride's Family | Bridal & Bridesmaid Bouquets: The Flowerman Columbus | Hair & Makeup: Glow By Herneet | Catering: Balkar Singh - Cleveland Ohio | Bridal Fashions: Glow By Herneet | Sangeet Flower Jewelry: Prune | Event Designer: Dream Events New York | Mehndi Artist: Naseem


Cancun, Mexico Indian Fusion Wedding by PTaufiq Photography

Hello Maharanis! Today we bring something truly special that includes stunning views and incredible pristine waters and, of course, a true romantic story. Navdeep & Dan is the fortunate couple that decided to start their wedding journey with a beautiful Sikh union and then relax and reconnect with their loved ones in the Mexican Caribbean while celebrating their big Hindi wedding! These lovebirds traveled to Cancun's white-sand beaches, thanks to premier destination wedding concierge Shaadi Destination. They ensured to get all wedding guests out of their hometowns and make a vacation out of Navdeep and Dan's union. Home to a number of cenotes, Cancun offered the talented PTaufiq Photography the most fantastic scenario to capture some lovey-dovey moments inside these natural caves and outdoors. We are over the moon with the ceremonies and celebrations held at the majestic Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa. At the same time, we love how the luxury Weddings by Palladium helped organized the tailor-made three-day wedding spree! Big shout to Zuñiga Deco·Cancún, who created the right magic atmosphere with incredible ornaments for the events inside this World-class resort. Not to mention how deeply in love we are with each henna paisley flaunted by Maharani Navdeep bridal mehndi, thanks to Loto Mehndi's talent. Ladies, hurry up and check out Navdeep & Dan's beautiful wedding and photoshoots in paradise in our gallery now!

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 Make sure to come back tomorrow for more wedding inspiration!

 
 
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Travel Concierge: Shaadi Destinations | Venues: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa | Planning & Design: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa | Floral & Decor: Zuñiga Deco·Cancún | Lighting: OHM AudioVisual | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndi | Photography: PTaufiq Photography


Whippany, NJ Indian Wedding by Ami Video

Happy Tuesday, ladies! Are you ready to dive into a new love story? We sure are ready, and we know you are as well! So, don't think twice and delight yourself with all the beauty surrounding Sneha & Sachin's wedding celebration. This time Ami Video will take us on a visual journey to the Hanover Marriott's halls to participate in the enchanting ceremony that united these two lovebirds in marriage. And right off the bat, we have to say that we absolutely loved every scene of this fascinating and mesmerizing event. But how could we not to, if the talented team from Nirali Decor crafted the spectacular decor that set the mood for this wedding. It was mindblowing! And all of this could not have been possible without the on-point planning and design by Tum Hi Ho Events. So bog kudos to them! Although everything was impressive, nothing compared to the beauty of our gorgeous Maharani Sneha. She burst into the scene, looking like royalty after being pampered by DipBeauty.MUA. And let's not forget about the artistic Mehndi by Mehndikalogie. Beauty and tradition at their best! After the ceremony, there was an epic to celebrate the newlyweds. And we loved how D&S Event Solutions put everyone on their feet to dance the night away. If you can't get enough of this wedding, don't miss today's full gallery. It is an absolute visual delight that you will love!

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That is all for today, darlings! See you tomorrow for more.

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Planning & Design: Tum Hi Ho Events | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Hair & Makeup: DipBeauty.MUA | Ceremony Venue: Hanover Marriott | Reception Venue: Hanover Marriott | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Catering: Chowpatty Catering | DJ: D&S Event Solutions | Cake & Treats: ChocaL8kiss Bakery | Lighting: D&S Event Solutions | Wedding Bridal Outfit: Shyamalee Boutique | Wedding Reception Outfit: Seasons Mumbai | Pandit: Rakeshbhai Pathak | Photography: Ami Video


Albany, NY Indian Wedding by Fabula Photography

Happy Thursday, Ladies! We are so excited you could join us today because we are just a few hours away from saying goodbye to 2020! Without any question; this has been an atypical year, to say the least. Still, there is nothing to regret as we had a great time sharing romantic and inspiring stories with all of you! And, being this, the last feature of the year, you know we had to make it memorable! So get ready to be amazed by all the beauty and flair surrounding Janaki & Pratik's wedding celebration. It will take your breath away! Due to covid restrictions, this wedding took place at the Bride's Backyard, but this slight change of plans didn't take away the glamour and beauty of this life-changing event. Xquisit Events planned this affair down to the smallest detail, finding the best allies in Surroundings Floral Studio and Abhishek Decorators. This fabulous duo took care of the lovely floral arrangements and the mesmerizing decor, and the result was an absolute beauty! And talking about beauty, let's take a moment to admire the enchanting look of our gorgeous Maharani Janaki. She looked like a goddess after being pampered by Saba. No wonder why Raja Pratik couldn't take his eyes off of her. After the wedding, there was an intimate reception to celebrate this life milestone. All the guests enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Sukhadia Caterers while listening to the melodies played by DJ Albany. If you can't get enough of this wedding, don't miss the jaw-dropping shots captured by Fabula Photography in today's full gallery. Every photo is a visual delight you will love!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Pratik through an online dating app. At first, our schedules didn't match up to meet and our conversations died. But Pratik randomly messaged me again weeks after we first connected and we finally made plans to meet over brunch. We talked for SO many hours on our first date, and neither of us wanted to leave. After the first 3 or 4 dates, I knew he was the one!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I planned a residency graduation party with my close friends and family. My parents rented a beach house in Rhode Island and catered food from a local Indian restaurant for the party. Pratik was in charge of getting a cake, and on the cake he secretly had written "now say yes." He brought the cake out with sparklers and fanfare, and after he placed the cake in front of me on the table, he kneeled down on one knee and proposed! He surprised all of us, including our parents and siblings because he told not a soul about the proposal until literally moments before he was about to do it! It felt so wonderful being surrounded by my family and best friends when Pratik proposed!

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 started to plan the wedding soon after we got engaged. We debated between a destination wedding or doing it locally in my home town in Albany, NY. We finally decided to have the wedding in Albany at a beautiful convention center and hired most of our vendors from New Jersey. We were able to make a very quick but amazing trip to India with my mom to get all of our wedding outfits, which turned out amazing! We were super excited to have all of our friends and family from all over the world (literally) come celebrate with us...but then COVID happened. After months of agonizing over whether we should postpone, cancel or down-scale our wedding, we decided to down-scale our wedding to a single event in my parent's back yard in Albany, NY on our originally planned wedding date. We changed to all local vendors due to travel restrictions during COVID, but were so grateful that we were able to keep our originally planned caterer (Sukhadia) and photo/video team (Fabula photography) for the event. Our theme for our micro, outdoor, COVID wedding became "rustic with pops of color" and safety! Total Events (decor and rentals) and Surroundings Floral studio (florist) did an AMAZING job making our vision for the open-concept, floral mandap and the dining tent come true. The way they used fabrics and florals to compliment the elements of nature in my parent's backyard was just perfect! My hair, make up, and mehndi came out incredible and we all looked great on the big day! Most importantly, everyone stayed safe and healthy!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
The only thing I really thought of before I started wedding dress shopping was the color of the dress--I wanted a bright, cherry red! Going to India for my shopping was the best decision I made because I was able to see and try on SO many different dresses in such a short period of time. Pratik was actually the one who literally found my wedding dress. As I was trying on dress after dress that the employees at Aso Palav showed me, Pratik went around the show room himself and found the dress hanging in the corner. The color was spot on! When I tried on the dress on, I instantly knew it was "the one" by the way Pratik and my mother looked at me in it. Aso Palav was amazing and was able to make alterations and modifications to the dress for me in just a few days, and the dress was absolutely perfect in the end. My favorite aspects of my overall dress and look on the wedding day was the color of my dress, the scalloping at the bottom of my lengha, and my bridal jewelry, especially that necklace!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
After having to down-scale and re-design our wedding due to COVID, we ended up really enjoying being able to focus on small details, like getting personalized name carvings and custom masks made for our guests. We also wanted to try to include as many of our friends and family who weren't able to be there for our big day, and had fun planning a "Vidai parade" around my neighborhood where we assigned socially-distant "gathering points" along a route where our friends could wait. Then we drove along the route in our car during the Vidai, saying hi to everyone who was there waiting for us. It was awesome seeing so many of our friends there congratulating us and cheering us on as we drove around the neighborhood!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved how intimate and well planned-out the wedding was, considering the limitations we had during COVID. They loved the personalized details and the fact that they felt safe attending our wedding. We really tried to go above and beyond to ensure that tables were placed 6 feet apart, that everyone was given cleans masks to wear, that everyone had more than enough hand sanitizer, and that food was served by professional staff. Our guests also LOVED our first dance! Pratik and I love garba raas and we were really sad that we didn't have a garba raas event for our wedding. So for our first dance, we did a garba-esque themed dance to Chogada! Lastly, our "virtual guests" loved the live-steam production conducted by Fabula photography. They felt like they were there with front-row seats the entire time, and it made us feel very happy that everyone could feel included.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance! Though it was not a very traditional bride and groom first dance, it was totally the first dance that made sense for Pratik and me! We love garba and just had to do a garba-esque dance on our wedding day. The song Chogada was perfect and so fun to dance to. All of our guests loved it and Pratik and I will never forget 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.
Due to COVID we significantly reduced the number of events for our wedding.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
If things don't go originally as planned, don't stress and try to find the silver lining! In the end, some things will go "wrong" but all the happy and positive moments will totally outweigh those minor blunders.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I loved my wedding Jewelry! I had it custom made with 9rock in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I brought my blouse to the initial appointment and we tried on different necklaces and earrings with it. Then the jeweler modified and pieced together elements of different necklaces and earrings I tried on, and matched the beads and gems to the exact green color I wanted. At first I thought the necklace would be too big, but in the end, I absolutely loved how it covered my entire neck and how the green elements in the jewelry complimented the green border on my head-dress.

There is more coming for 2021! So, enjoy the holidays, and get ready to start the new year with us!

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Catering: Sukhadia Caterers | Planning & Design: Xquisit Events | Ceremony Venue: Bride's Backyard | Floral & Decor: Surroundings Floral Studio | Hair & Makeup: Saba | DJ: DJ Albany | Bridal Jewelry: 9rock | Cake & Treats: Coccadotts Cake Shop | Cinematography: Fabula Photography | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Nayalesh | Rentals: Total Events LLC | Indian Decor Rentals: Abhishek Decorators | Photography: Fabula Photography


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