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Austin, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Happy Tuesdays, Maharanis! We hope you are enjoying the company of your close ones during this quarantine. We are going to get this through together! Today, as always, we are here to give you a daily shot of inspiration. We are pleased to bring to you all details and beauty surrounding Reshma & Marshall's big wedding festivities. To begin this journey, let me take you to the exclusive JW Marriott Austin, the ideal venue chosen by our lovebirds to celebrate their eternal promise of love. Right from the start, we have to say that you will love the detailed and on-point organization of this spectacular wedding. Our friends from SB Events Co. perfectly planned and trimmed every segment of the event down to the smallest detail, delivering nothing but perfection. Simply amazing! Everyone loved the natural beauty from Reshma, our gorgeous Maharani, who stole the show with a royalty look. She trusted the talent from Ms Painted Lady, who made sure to deliver a traditional but glamorous look for her. And let's not forget about the fantastic Mehndi art that Samira's Henna Designs created for our beautiful bride. To turn this gala into an epic party, our friends from DJ Riz Entertainment jumped into the stage and played their fantastic beats, making everyone dance the night away! To relive all of these details, make sure to visit today's gallery. I bet you will be inspired!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met at work in October of 2014! On January 15th, 2015 Marshall took me on our first date at Del Frisco's Steakhouse in downtown Dallas. I couldn't have been more nervous! He sensed that, and tried everything to make me feel comfortable. We talked about our past college experiences, funny stories, and he spent the evening trying to ask me every question in the world to try and get to know me better.

Soon after we became inseparable! It was such an exhilarating feeling falling for Marshall. He was so full of energy, love, care and commitment. Our bond created something so unique and I was positive that our relationship cultivated deep within our hearts.

In October 2015, Marshall was promoted and had to move to Columbus, Ohio. As nerve racking as it was, we courageously fought to stay close and build our relationship besides the distance. In this time, we grew to love each other in ways we never knew possible.

I have never been in an interracial relationship before, and Marshall eased my worries by showing so much gratitude and appreciation for my culture. He genuinely took interest, embraced it, and accepted my roots and welcomed them as a part of his life. I was in awe in how easily it was for him to blend with my family, friends, and culture that it became evident that it was impossible for me to go through life without him. I quickly learned, happiness came from within, and Marshall and I were meant to be. I am forever thankful to Marshall for never giving up on us and working so hard to be the amazing man that he is today.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Marshall and I planned a trip to Barcelona and Ibiza in May 2018. On our second day in the beautiful city of Barcelona, we decided to check out "Bunkers Del Carmel" a beautiful site that over looks the entire city. We took the hour long car ride up to the hill, and Marsh and I chatted the entire way, like we always do.

We finally get to the top of the hill, and I see tourists in athletic gear, and I am confused as Marsh and I were more dressed up (we had lunch reservations at a restaurant Picasso frequently visited), but I initially didn't think much of it. We slowly walked up to the top of the hill where there were a few people soaking in the view. As we reached the top, I looked out over the horizon and felt blessed to be there. As I'm doing so, I look over and Marsh turns to me and pulls out a dark blue box - and I KNEW in that moment it was happening! He opens the box (UPSIDE DOWN!) and he get's down on one knee, and I (of course) begin to cry. I excitedly say YES!!!

Marsh had hired a photographer to capture the moment and I felt so incredibly loved. We took photo's at the proposal site and at the Barcelona Cathedral. At night, we had a separate photoshoot at the Magic Fountains and a dinner reservations at Pepito - a romantic restaurant in downtown.
My heart was so full of love as our families and friends showered us with support and excitement. Marsh made me feel like a princess on May 3rd, 2018. I will never forget the feeling in my heart knowing I was going to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

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.
Planning a wedding is no joke! Planning an interracial and interfaith wedding comes with a different set of challenges, but also welcomes the idea of creating a fusion of two cultures that bring to light a union of love and compassion. During the process, Marshall and I wanted to make decisions together and respect both families opinions.

The JW Marriott stands tall in downtown Austin, and even though we had visited over 8+ venues, the JW always took our breath away. The beautiful tall ceilings and warm welcome when you walked in, felt a sense of joy and excitement to be there. I've seen the work of all my vendors, and knew that each of them were the perfect fit to my vision. From hair and make up to decor and music - each vendor carefully took their time to understand what I was looking for and bring to life the ideas in my head. My wedding planner was the icing on top! 

Our goal was to truly give our guests the "fusion" wedding experience. We wanted to incorporate traditional Indian customs with an american flare. We chose to have 3 different types of cuisines (Mexican, Italian, and Indian) to ensure our guests had a variety of flavors over the weekend. The Baraat was a 90's hip hop vs. Bollywood and dhol beat dance off - combining Indian culture with my husbands love for hip hop. We also made sure the dancefloor on both nights gave everyone a reason to come up and break a sweat!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the process for me was having the opportunity to travel to India for my wedding shopping.

Initially I was not sure if I would be able to travel so far as I had just started a new job, and the seasons in India were either extreme heat or monsoon - both not ideal! None the less we decided to brave the heat in June 2019. To me, going to India was not just about buying outfits, jewelry or invitations for the wedding. It was so much more than than that. It was about the experience I had with my mom and Dad trying on different outfits and laughing at the ones I didn't look good in or being excited for the ones that did. It was about the joy of my family members in India getting to bless me before the wedding. Feeling the love despite our interracial union. The excitement of describing my day to Marshall who was so intrigued about my time there. That trip was the most special part of the entire process.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The feedback that I hear the most about our wedding is that people could genuinely feel the love between us. They heard and felt our voices in our vows, speeches, and pictures. The hardest part of wedding planning, is to remember why you're doing this. Things can get difficult and stressful, but when the weekend came - I didn't care if a groomsmen's outfit got lost by an airline (Yes, that happened!), I just wanted to share the experience of getting married to my best friend in front of all of the people who have played such key roles in our lives growing up.

Our priest was very adamant of wanting the guests to learn about the Hindu marriage and what each step stood for. Often times, at weddings we don't get an opportunity to learn why we say and do what we do on the mandap. Guests mentioned that they really enjoyed learning about the meaning behind the actions.

 We also had 9FT tall LED Robots come to our reception! That was fun and unique for them to experience!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My favorite moment of the entire wedding weekend was my mothers speech. I still tear up thinking about it today. She spoke from her heart, and as she held back her tears, she said she wanted both of us to remember one thing: collect moments not things. She then asked the entire audience to light up their flashlights on their phones and wave them for us. She said, "remember this moment, this is your moment - take it in". It was absolutely beautiful.

My mother put her entire heart into planning this wedding, and I am so grateful for her (and my dad & sister's) dedication to making our dreams come true. As brides, we often forget that this is such a profound and emotional moment for our parents too and we owe them all the love in the world for going above and beyond for us.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The most important thing to remember is do not get caught up in the image of your wedding. i.e. making sure every picture looks perfect, that the decor/lighting/positioning of chairs are perfectly positioned. We're all guilty of a couple bridezilla moments, but remember to make sure your bridal party, family, and friends feel the love from you and your fiance. Your wedding doesn't have to be in a grandiose location, with the most lavish decor - people don't remember those things, but they do remember how you made them feel during your wedding process and the weekend of. Remember to show compassion to your partner, your parents/in-laws and bridal party. Even when things get stressful - take deep breaths and know they are also doing their best. However, make sure the elements of your wedding is truly what you want and stand-up for the aspects that you envision being a part of your special day.

Lastly, soak up all of the weekend events. It goes back way too quickly, in a blink of an eye it is over! Laugh a lot, cry happy tears, dance a little extra, and make sure to have the time of your life!

We have more prepared for you, so make sure to join us tomorrow. You will not regret it! 

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Mehndi Artists: Samira's Henna Designs | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Sangeet Venue: JW Marriott Austin | Ceremony Venue: JW Marriott Austin | Reception Venue: JW Marriott Austin | Planning & Design: SB Events Co | Floral & Decor: Raofactor | Hair & Makeup: Ms Painted Lady | Catering (Reception): Sangam | Catering (Sangeet & Ceremony): JW Marriott | Cake & Treats: Sugar Mama's | Cinematography: Aria Cinema Films | Live Music: Robots | Photography: Vek Photo


Cedar Grove, NJ Indian Wedding by Jason Rhee Photography

Welcome back, ladies! As we promised, we are here to bring you the beautiful Nikkah ceremony and Walima of Zahra & Zohab's! On this final installment, we are taking you to The Grove NJ. A magical and perfectly selected venue, where the traditional ceremony and reception was hosted. The talent from Jason Rhee Photography was present, capturing every single detail and transforming them into a beautiful gallery. Just perfect! What began with a fabulous proposal; today, we could see it became a dream come true with a "Yes, I do." At the end of the ceremonies, all guests attended the fantastic celebration; and let me tell you that you could feel the love that filled every corner of that place. We can assure you that the phenomenal talent of All Event Decorators made it possible. It's just splendid! Every single ornament, flower, and customed designed centerpiece gave a luxury vibe to each table. Maharani, Zahra glowed in a phenomenal and traditional red and gold Anarkali and flawless makeup and hairstyle, all thanks to the Style by Susmita's crew. Visit our gallery today to relive these fantastic moments!

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Oh yes, we have more for you. Come back tomorrow and you will be delighted with another love story!

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Venues: The Grove NJ | Photography: Jason Rhee Photography | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson | Floral & Decor: All Event Decorators | Hair & Makeup: Style by Susmita


Cedar Grove, NJ Indian Wedding by Jason Rhee Photography

Good Morning, Maharanis! It is so good to be back with more love stories. If you are in the persuit of inspiration, you came to the right place at the right moment as today we have something special just for you. We are presenting the beauty that surrounded the wedding of Zahra & Zohab and I'm pretty sure you will love it.  To begin this lovely journey,  we will be heading down to the phenomenal Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, where a marvelous Sangeet festivity ignaurated the wedding spree! Everyone was amazed by the kaleidoscopic decoration our friends from All Event Decorators created. So vibrant, such cheerful and what a wonderful talent displayed! Maharani Zhara was dolled up by Style by Susmita who's magical touch gave her and impecable look to twirl on the dance floor. What a beauty! Family and friends gathered, enjoyed delicious food and amazing choreographies that created and unforgettable night for our lovebirds. We are glad to have the fabulous photos from our friends from Jason Rhee Photography to bring back to life this great night!

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We have more for you. Come back for the final  moments of this magical celebration. 

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Venues: The Grove NJ | Photography: Jason Rhee Photography | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson | Floral & Decor: All Event Decorators | Hair & Makeup: Style by Susmita


Irving, TX Indian Wedding by Epique Cinema

We are glad that you are back! In this opportunity, we will show you the final event of Shaily & Deep's beautiful wedding festivities, and you, my lovely maharanis, will love it! We must begin telling you that Shaily, our maharani from today, stole every single sigh from everyone just with her presence. A stunning mix between the style of Makeup and Hair by Pooja, the bridal fashion from Gauri, the fantastic mehndi art from Samira's Henna Designs, and of course, the glamorous jewelry from Bharat Jewels were the perfect combination for an ideal look. The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas hosted the reception of this fantastic wedding. Divine Décor of Dallas perfectly decorated every single space of this great venue and created a magical environment. They flaunted their creativity with a heavenly vibe at the dance floor, well-mixed ornaments, and perfect centerpieces that presented a luxury scene. Such talent! This was an unforgettable party, filled with fantastic lights and music from DJ Riz Entertainment, who made sure to create a memorable night. Everyone danced, laughed, and enjoyed every single part of this incredible event. We are lucky to have all of the captures from Epique Cinema. So make sure to visit our gallery of every moment of that unbelievable day! 

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Don't forget to come back for more inspiration!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Mehndi Artists: Samira's Henna Designs | DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Cinematographer: Epique Cinema | Photographer: Epique Cinema | Sangeet Venue: Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas | Floral and Decor: Divine Décor of Dallas | Hair and Makeup: Makeup and Hair by Pooja | Reception and Sangeet Catering: Peacock Elite | Ceremony Catering: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - Dallas | Bridal Fashion: Gauri | Bridal Jewelry: Bharat Jewels | Cake & Treats: Frosted Art Bakery & Studio | Dessert Table: Peacock Elite | Draping and Styling: Makeup and Hair by Pooja | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Rageeni Recards | Photo Booth: Epique Cinema | Transportation: Highland Park Carriages


Cancun, MX Indian Wedding by Novia Mia Photography

Welcome back, Maharanis! Can you imagine joining your life to the person you've always dreamed of at the most epic beach location? Well, that is exactly what our lovely Maharani Bhrugini and Raja Vishal did! And we can't get enough of their beautiful day! The images of Novia Mia Photography show us every detail of this phenomenal ceremony. Raja Vishal observed with admiration the arrival of his dazzling maharani, who also left everyone in awe for her splendid natural beauty that was certainly enhanced thanks to the talent of Styling Trio. She was a dream come true! Everything was exactly as our lovebirds planned and envisioned thanks to the splendid job of the one and only, Preeti Vasudeva. Thumbs up for her! The venue looked amazing, the aqua and white colors for the mandap matched perfectly with the magical waters of one of the most spectacular beaches in Mexico. There is no doubt that the skills of Alquimia Events made this place look phenomenal. Once the ceremony was over DJ USA turned the night on with fantastic music that made everyone had a blast. Choreographies, great food, family time, and of course, the memories of a unique love were the perfect combination of elements to create a grand celebration. To relive this story, make sure to visit our gallery. You'll get tons of inspiration from this tropical wedding spree!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Vishal and I met through a dating app. On a very cold Wednesday night in March 2016, just like everyone else, I was watching the usual lifeless soaps when my phone beeped. The on-screen notification displayed “Congrats! Vishal is madly in love with you” (or something along those lines ;)). I clicked on Vishal's profile to find he was hollering at me all the way from MX. I was a bit skeptical but decided to msg him anyway and this is how it went...
Bhrugini: “hey how's it going? do you really live in MX?”
Vishal: “Hi there, it’s going well. Wait, is it on my profile because I don't recall adding my location? or Are you a stalker? Because that would be interesting in its own way."

Since day 1 our conversations had a natural flow, followed by an amazing 3-day date in NYC to our first trip to Cabo (which pretty much started off with us missing our flight and Vishal being extremely sick the entire trip); from this very eventful week in Mexico we knew we could get through anything together and I also found out that he is my kind of crazy :)

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After dating for about a year, Vishal and I planned for our families to meet for the first time in New York. Since Vishal lived in Mexico at the time I had no idea a proposal would even be on the surface because when would he have time to go ring shopping ;). To add to my surprise, Vishal had already custom designed my beautiful engagement ring, asked my dad for permission to marry me and had our families in on the proposal. I’m still amazed at how everyone was able to keep it a secret.  On the proposal day our families met during the day and in the evening Vishal had planned a dinner with both of our siblings at his cousin’s brand new restaurant, Queens Bully.  Vishal being so detailed he even planned where I would sit at the dinner table so that I couldn’t see anyone else coming in. At dinner, Vishal thanked everyone for coming and then moved on to saying some of the sweetest things about me/us (and I was still so clueless about what was to come) until he got down on one knee and popped the question....I was completely shocked and couldn’t stop smiling and after a few seconds Vishal asked “so is it a yes?” And I said of course YES! I then turn around to find our families standing there and slowly an army of his friends joined in on the celebrations. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect proposal.

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.
Vishal mentioned the idea of a destination wedding to make the celebrations even more fun for us and our family and friends. I hadn’t really considered it until then because I wanted all the traditional events and my entire family/friends to be part of my big day. We talked to our parents and after doing some research learned that we could have both, so we decided to move forward with it. We had gone to scope out a venue in Cancun but weren't too happy with it.  Luckily, during the same trip I called the Paradisus wedding department to request an appointment and they were able to accommodate us the same day.  We went to see the venue and instantly fell in love.  Planning a wedding in another country is a challenge in itself, fortunately there have been many Indian weddings in Cancun, MX so it was a matter of finding the right Vendors and getting into the details with each to bring our vision to life.  Our siblings/cousins stepped in and saw everything through each event during the wedding week which was a great help. As far as the decor, Vishal and I are both of the opinion “less is more”. All of our events were held outdoors/in open areas so we could enjoy the deep blue ocean and the resorts Zen garden backdrops. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had a simple red outfit in mind and was pretty sure of the style, etc. However when I actually went shopping in India, after about 3 hours there was no sight of a simple red outfit. I branched out to other colors and as soon as I tried on the wedding outfit, both my parents and I said this is it! Cream with neon green and pink, never would’ve thought of this combination but loved it!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Vishal and I making decisions together, even if we didn't agree on everything we learned to compromise.   I also appreciated the unconditional support from our families through the process. Lastly, the dessert tasting because we both have a sweet tooth!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The fact that it was a destination wedding and it was a first Indian destination wedding in both of our families. Everyone loved the resort, the music at the wedding reception (we had lot of wedding crashers from the resort), DJ Juicy from DJUSA is the best DJ ever, a full Gujarati meal after the wedding ceremony (my sister-in-law taught the non-Guju caterers how to make most of the dishes over the phone/txt msgs) and most importantly relaxing which is unheard of at Indian weddings since there are so many events and a lot of sleepless nights and running around.  Finally, the way the days were planned out; with the events all ending on Friday night, most people stuck around for the weekend and we all got to hang out post wedding; instead of flying out the day after the wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It’s hard to choose one because there were so many moments that actually constantly replay as if it was yesterday... our first look on the day of the wedding (filled with so many emotions), our first dance, the heartfelt speeches, the amazing dance performances, super packed dance floor, the look on Vishal's face when he saw the surprise fireworks, my crazy husband, some of his groomsmen and my brothers jumping in the pool at the reception, and seeing everyone smiling and showering us with love there and from afar. Still feels so surreal...

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Relish every moment of the wedding planning including the stressful ones and when things go awry. The wedding WILL be beautiful! :)

 

I hope you love this wedding as much as I do! Let me know in the comments below.

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Floral & Decor: Alquimia Events | Photography: Novia Mia Photography | Cinematography: Novia Mia Photography | Planning & Design: Preeti Vasudeva | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio | Catering: Patravali | DJ / Baraat: DJ USA | Bridal Fashions: Sequinze | Bridal Jewelry: Zevar | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Brendan Gargano | Lighting: Plugin Audiovisual | Mehndi Artist: Sonia Sumaira


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