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Hillsborough, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Live Picture Studios

Maharanis! We are so ready to showcase the fusion wedding of Sabrina and Deelu's wedding, a fusion union that I'm sure will steal your hearts! The expert behind the lovely portraits you are about to see is Live Picture Studios, and we are so glad the team managed to capture all the bliss and joy of the big day. The Christian ceremony took place at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in New Jersey, hosted the union rites, and provided its breathtaking gardens so the newlyweds and their bridal party could have a classic and fun bridal photoshoot. Speaking about those who helped make their day special, the bridesmaid squad looked effortlessly charming in their pastel teal sarees and subtle pink blouses that perfectly matched with their Pretty Pleats & Petals bouquet. What an adorable team! We can't stop obsessing over Maharani Sabrina's bridal look; she was undeniably mesmerizing with her impeccable white gown and pulled off the look with a Cinderella Bridez's hair and makeup. After the ceremony, these two throw off a romantic backyard wedding reception at the bride's family house backyard. Here, renowned decor team Florista Decor constructed a shiny draped backdrop that was complemented with an Elite Events Dj's firework display. The sparkling fountains and great beats of Elite Events Dj's definitely transformed Sabrina and Deelu's first dance into a WOW first dance. Get inspired by all the great elements, fashion, and big style of this lovely fusion wedding. Take a peek inside our complete gallery now!

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You are cordially invited to join us tomorrow and peruse through another charming wedding journey!

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Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | DJ: Elite Events Dj's | Fireworks: Elite Events Dj's | Lighting: Elite Events Dj's | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart | Reception Venue: Bride's Family House Backyard | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez (Bhargavi & Team) | Wedding Gown: Seng Couture-Designer Martina Liana | Cake & Treats: Lisa Grace Bakes | Draping & Flower Bouquets: Pretty Pleats & Petals | Day of Coordinator: OnTime Events (Davis Abraham & Team) | Photography: Live Picture Studios


Hillsborough, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Live Picture Studios

Hi, Maharanis! Get ready to enjoy Sabrina & Deelu's fusion wedding in today's Platinum Guide Blog!

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Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | DJ: Elite Events Dj's | Fireworks: Elite Events Dj's | Lighting: Elite Events Dj's | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart | Reception Venue: Bride's Family House Backyard | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez (Bhargavi & Team) | Wedding Gown: Seng Couture-Designer Martina Liana | Cake & Treats: Lisa Grace Bakes | Draping & Flower Bouquets: Pretty Pleats & Petals | Day of Coordinator: OnTime Events (Davis Abraham & Team) | Photography: Live Picture Studios


Richmond, VA Indian Wedding by Studio Nine Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! A brand new week is here, and we know that this week will bring you many beautiful moments to enjoy. We want to begin this week, filling your cup with inspiration. On this installment, we want to present to you all of the details that surrounded Noopur & Nithin's wedding festivities. To begin this journey, let me take you to the exclusive Richmond Marriott Downtown, the ideal venue chosen by our lovebirds to host their wedding celebration. Dream Shaadi was the mastermind behind every single detail. They embraced our lovely duo's vision and transformed it into a dream come true. Outstanding! As you scroll down, you will be enchanted by the natural beauty that Noopur, our gorgeous Maharani, displayed during her big day. She trusted the talent of SKS Salon for her beauty needs. And let me tell you that they made sure to deliver nothing but utter perfection. To conclude the celebration, everyone attended the wedding reception, where many memories were created. Everyone had a wonderful time, enjoying the combination of food from LehjaSaravana Palace, and Candy Valley Cake, not to mention the incredible beats from Elite Entertainment, who turned this gala into an epic party. We are lucky to have the talent of Studio Nine Photography + Cinema, who captured every emotion of this wedding in today's jaw-dropping gallery!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He was living in Chicago at the time while I was still in Richmond. He told me he was coming to DC for a short conference but could stay for the weekend so we could hang out. I asked him what he wanted to do that weekend and he offered to plan it since I usually took the lead on organizing date nights. He mentioned he found a sweet deal for a boat ride on the Potomac River during the day. It sounded like a cool idea which we'd follow with dinner and a movie. Turns out it was a private boat and in the middle of the river, we stopped for a quick photo op where he got down on one knee and popped the question. We were still calling/texting our friends and family when we pulled up to the dock. When I looked up, I realized they were all actually standing right there! It was the perfect celebration!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had always had my mind set on a full red and gold lengha. I felt it was traditional and trendy. But for whatever reason, I passed on every one of them I tried. The minute I tried on this red, gold, and dark green lengha, I was taken away. It finally felt real. I didn't think I would be emotional in that moment but I was and my parents were too! It was clear this was the one.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My whole family decided to have "meetings" every so often where we got together and discussed/divided responsibilities. From the first meeting until the last, it was complete chaos. A lot of laughing and yelling, very little productivity. But no matter how many meetings we had to hold, they always showed up ready to go. Not only did they help me pull off the wedding of my dreams but they also celebrated with me every step of the way. Truly could't have made it through the process without them!! 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I think one of the most memorable moments was walking down the aisle, knowing that after 9 years of  being together, we had finally made it to this moment. I was tearing up as I got to the mandap. There was a curtain blocking my view of Nithin when I first sat down. When they finally removed the curtain, I saw that he was teary-eyed also! We definitely had the biggest, goofiest smiles on our faces, both trying not to sob, and for a minute it felt like nobody else was there!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Pick your battles, revel in the chaos, and remember that ultimately no one detail can take away from the celebration of your love!

If we inspired you today, wait to see what we have prepared for you tomorrow!

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Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Planning & Design: Dream Shaadi | Event Designer: Dream Shaadi | Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Sangeet Venue: Richmond Marriott Downtown | Ceremony Venue: Richmond Marriott Downtown | Reception Venue: Richmond Marriott Downtown | Floral & Decor: Gulmohar Weddings | Hair & Makeup: SKS Salon | Catering: Lehja | Catering: Saravana Palace | Catering: Candy Valley Cake | DJ: Elite Entertainment


Long Island, NY Sikh Wedding by A.S. Nagpal Photography

Welcome back, Ladies! As promised, we are back with all the details and insights of Avneet & Raymon's beautiful wedding celebration. For this final installment, we are taking you to the grand Plainview Gurudwara, a perfect Sikh Gurdwara temple chosen by our lovebirds to swear their eternal love. Underneath a beautiful Mandap, our lovebirds promised undying love, and everyone contemplated, in between sighs, this beautiful moment. Avneet, our dazzling bride, enhanced her natural beauty during the festivities thanks to the talent of Kanwal Batool, who took care of her beauty needs, making her look like royalty. For the fashion department, Bhumika Grover showed off why they are the go-to-guys when looking for someone who takes your fashion game to the next level. And we can't forget the fantastic Mendi design created by Mehndikalogie. Once the ceremony ended, all guests headed over to the phenomenal Villa Lombardi's for a grand wedding reception, and let me tell you that everyone had a blast! And we want to take a moment to appreciate the decor that Exclusive Events NY crafted, creating such a magical environment for this gala. We also want to give a big shoutout to the talented folks from A.S. Nagpal Photography, who share the marvelous photo captures of this grand wedding celebration so we can enjoy them in today's gallery. Remember, you can also check the visual masterpiece created by With This Ring Wedding Films by clicking here.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Raymon and I met at Sikh Camp when we were 14 years old. There were a group of boys playing a pick-up game of basketball, and I really wanted to play as well. Raymon was the team captain, and a mutual friend told him to pick "Avi" without him knowing that it was me. We played a couple games of basketball and I was instantly attracted to his skill. After that encounter, we chatted nearly everyday on Aol Instant Messenger and have been inseparable ever since. I knew he was "the one" pretty early on, but from high school through medical school Raymon has always pushed me to work harder and be the best version of myself, in a way that no one else was capable of doing. That's how I knew that we had a unique connection.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Raymon knows me better than I know myself, and planned our proposal intricately. It was the weekend of our Residency Match Day, so there were a lot of emotions already as we both matched into programs that we really wanted to train at. He wanted to celebrate with a weekend getaway to Montreal, and told me to pack and dress well. He picked me up from my parents house and I was under the assumption we'd be traveling to Montreal. Instead, he took me around my hometown with a beautiful lunch and a stroll through the park. In the park, he gave me a personalized picture book that took us through the journey of our relationship from high school onwards. The last page said, "and our next chapter awaits...", at that point he played my favorite song from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and took me onto a beautiful bridge over a pond that was decorated with a banner that said "Will You Marry Me?" We then had a mini photoshoot and went home to tell my parents. When we got home, our friends and family of nearly 100 people were waiting for us on the driveway to celebrate, and we had an amazing engagement party that night!
 
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 had so much fun planning our wedding! I think the most challenging part was picking a venue that had our time frame available and fit all of our criteria. We explored many different venues from NYC to NJ, and ultimately fell in love with Villa Lombardi's in Long Island, NY. Once we had our reception venue set, everything else fell into place. I used Maharani Weddings for vender suggestions and was really happy with our results. Through different suggestions we were able to put together a vender group that worked together to bring our dream wedding to reality.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I've always had an idea of how I wanted my bridal outfit to be. I love the color fuchsia and was pretty set on it prior to even beginning shopping. We went to India for a couple weeks which was a unique experience in itself, but after several days of exploring different options, I decided I wanted to completely customize my outfit to my liking. I ended up choosing a magenta color with floral work on the lower half, and simple beaded work on the upper half. I wore an Anarkali for the Anand Karaj.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was trying to envision what our guests would love the most. We wanted to throw in little surprises here and there to optimize our guests experience. For example, we had a unique traditional Punjabi video shoot in Punjab that was so much fun shooting. We kept it a secret for months without sharing any photos with friends or family. We showed the video during our reception and everyone was shocked but loved it. It was very much so out of our comfort zone but we knew it would be loved and appreciated.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests gave us great feedback on our wedding weekend. We are very punctual people and wanted to make sure our wedding events were well organized and had a good flow to them. Besides that, two particular moments come to mind that our guests really loved.
We had a day between our Sangat and Anand Karaj to relax and for smaller events. We decided to use that time to bring our friends and family together in a unique way by hosting a Bride Vs Groom Wedding Olympics. Our cousins actually hosted this event for us, and hired an event company to come in with different kinds of relays and games in a field day type event. Everyone got customized T-shirts depending on which side of the family they were. Then, multiple teams were made to mix up the friends and family as a great way to mingle and get to know one another. Everyone had a lot of fun participating in friendly competition. It was a unique experience for everyone and we ended the event with a Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck to relive our childhood days.
Another moment that guests loved was during the reception, my parents surprised us by flying out a Dhol group from the UK, Beats by Lion. They did an incredible job getting the party started and bringing everyone onto the dance floor for the entire night.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I always think about our dances - we choreographed one for the Sangeet and Reception together. Raymon and I were captain's of our bhangra team in College, so dance is really meaningful to us. We had a lot of fun choreographing our traditional Bhangra dance for the Sangeet, and a western fusion dance for our reception. I love to reply and watch the videos of our dance because it is evident how happy we are in those moments to be together on the dance floor.
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
For our decor themes, we wanted a very traditional sangeet. We actually let our parents have a lot of fun with the decor and bring out their creativity. I think my favorite part of the decor was having the kites hanging from the ceiling over the dance floor. It gave such a unique vibe and really brought the whole hall together. Our Anand Karaj we kept on the simpler side because we wanted the beauty of the Gurudwara to shine on its own. We used florals that matched well with our theme of Peach & Teal. For our reception, we wanted to go elegant and classy. We went with a floral theme with lots of pastels and candles spread throughout the hall. But, ultimately the venue itself was so beautiful. Our wedding was in September, which in NY is my favorite month because the flowers are in full bloom. The outdoor area for our cocktail hour was full of beautiful flowers and greenery.
Our Sangeet was full of dances, singing, and speeches from our loved ones. My favorite movie growing up was Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and my favorite actor was Hrithik Roshan. Our friends and family loved to make references to that throughout their dances and speeches, especially because Raymon proposed to me playing that theme song in the background.
  
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice for future brides would be to stay calm and start planning early! It is great to have enough time to really explore the different options available and decide what you love the most. Having a basic idea of how you envision your wedding to be is fundamental to having a smooth planning process. Organization is key – lots and lots of excel sheets that keep all the details straight! And most importantly, it’s ok to ask your loved ones for help and delegate tasks. Ultimately, you’ll have the final decision but to have some extra hands doing the basic research is really beneficial!
 
We have a new magnificent event prepared for you. So visit us tomorrow! 
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Romantic
Contemporary
season
Autumn
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Hair & Makeup: Kanwal Batool | Photography: A.S. Nagpal Photography | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | Cinematography: With This Ring Wedding Films | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Melville | Ceremony Venue: Plainview Gurudwara | Reception Venue: Villa Lombardi's | Planning & Design: Pearls Event & Co. | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | DJ: DJ Raj Minocha | Baraat: Platinum Events Live Brass Band | Bridal Fashions: Bhumika Grover | Registry: Amazon | Registry: Williams Sonoma | Tuxedos: Suit Supply


Long Island, NY Sikh Wedding by A.S. Nagpal Photography

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We were dying to get back to you with more inspiring ideas, and that is why we have prepared a little surprise, just for you. Today, we are double featuring Avneet & Raymon's wedding festivities, we not only have the fantastic shots down below but we also have a mesmerizing film created by With This Ring Wedding Films that you can check here. So, you will have plenty of beauty and finery to admire today! But let's get this started by taking a peek at the phenomenal imagery captured by the talented and fully experienced team from A.S. Nagpal Photography, during the Sangeet ceremony. This well-known photographic studio exceeded all expectations immortalizing every detail surrounding this pre-wedding celebration with so precision and charm that we were left speechless! The Sangeet was hosted at the grand Hilton Melville, in a perfect decorated hall with kites hanging from the ceiling over the dance floor, where everyone had a blast. Avneet, our Maharani, looked so spectacular that she completely stole the show once she burst into the room! But there is no surprise here as the distinguished style from Kanwal Batool, the detailed fashion from Bhumika Grover, and of course, the artistic Mehndi design from Mehndikalogie created a winning combo that we can't stop seeing! Visit today's full gallery for more amazingness!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Raymon and I met at Sikh Camp when we were 14 years old. There were a group of boys playing a pick-up game of basketball, and I really wanted to play as well. Raymon was the team captain, and a mutual friend told him to pick "Avi" without him knowing that it was me. We played a couple games of basketball and I was instantly attracted to his skill. After that encounter, we chatted nearly everyday on Aol Instant Messenger and have been inseparable ever since. I knew he was "the one" pretty early on, but from high school through medical school Raymon has always pushed me to work harder and be the best version of myself, in a way that no one else was capable of doing. That's how I knew that we had a unique connection.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Raymon knows me better than I know myself, and planned our proposal intricately. It was the weekend of our Residency Match Day, so there were a lot of emotions already as we both matched into programs that we really wanted to train at. He wanted to celebrate with a weekend getaway to Montreal, and told me to pack and dress well. He picked me up from my parents house and I was under the assumption we'd be traveling to Montreal. Instead, he took me around my hometown with a beautiful lunch and a stroll through the park. In the park, he gave me a personalized picture book that took us through the journey of our relationship from high school onwards. The last page said, "and our next chapter awaits...", at that point he played my favorite song from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and took me onto a beautiful bridge over a pond that was decorated with a banner that said "Will You Marry Me?" We then had a mini photoshoot and went home to tell my parents. When we got home, our friends and family of nearly 100 people were waiting for us on the driveway to celebrate, and we had an amazing engagement party that night!
 
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 had so much fun planning our wedding! I think the most challenging part was picking a venue that had our time frame available and fit all of our criteria. We explored many different venues from NYC to NJ, and ultimately fell in love with Villa Lombardi's in Long Island, NY. Once we had our reception venue set, everything else fell into place. I used Maharani Weddings for vender suggestions and was really happy with our results. Through different suggestions we were able to put together a vender group that worked together to bring our dream wedding to reality.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I've always had an idea of how I wanted my bridal outfit to be. I love the color fuchsia and was pretty set on it prior to even beginning shopping. We went to India for a couple weeks which was a unique experience in itself, but after several days of exploring different options, I decided I wanted to completely customize my outfit to my liking. I ended up choosing a magenta color with floral work on the lower half, and simple beaded work on the upper half. I wore an Anarkali for the Anand Karaj.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was trying to envision what our guests would love the most. We wanted to throw in little surprises here and there to optimize our guests experience. For example, we had a unique traditional Punjabi video shoot in Punjab that was so much fun shooting. We kept it a secret for months without sharing any photos with friends or family. We showed the video during our reception and everyone was shocked but loved it. It was very much so out of our comfort zone but we knew it would be loved and appreciated.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests gave us great feedback on our wedding weekend. We are very punctual people and wanted to make sure our wedding events were well organized and had a good flow to them. Besides that, two particular moments come to mind that our guests really loved.
We had a day between our Sangat and Anand Karaj to relax and for smaller events. We decided to use that time to bring our friends and family together in a unique way by hosting a Bride Vs Groom Wedding Olympics. Our cousins actually hosted this event for us, and hired an event company to come in with different kinds of relays and games in a field day type event. Everyone got customized T-shirts depending on which side of the family they were. Then, multiple teams were made to mix up the friends and family as a great way to mingle and get to know one another. Everyone had a lot of fun participating in friendly competition. It was a unique experience for everyone and we ended the event with a Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck to relive our childhood days.
Another moment that guests loved was during the reception, my parents surprised us by flying out a Dhol group from the UK, Beats by Lion. They did an incredible job getting the party started and bringing everyone onto the dance floor for the entire night.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I always think about our dances - we choreographed one for the Sangeet and Reception together. Raymon and I were captain's of our bhangra team in College, so dance is really meaningful to us. We had a lot of fun choreographing our traditional Bhangra dance for the Sangeet, and a western fusion dance for our reception. I love to reply and watch the videos of our dance because it is evident how happy we are in those moments to be together on the dance floor.
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
For our decor themes, we wanted a very traditional sangeet. We actually let our parents have a lot of fun with the decor and bring out their creativity. I think my favorite part of the decor was having the kites hanging from the ceiling over the dance floor. It gave such a unique vibe and really brought the whole hall together. Our Anand Karaj we kept on the simpler side because we wanted the beauty of the Gurudwara to shine on its own. We used florals that matched well with our theme of Peach & Teal. For our reception, we wanted to go elegant and classy. We went with a floral theme with lots of pastels and candles spread throughout the hall. But, ultimately the venue itself was so beautiful. Our wedding was in September, which in NY is my favorite month because the flowers are in full bloom. The outdoor area for our cocktail hour was full of beautiful flowers and greenery.
Our Sangeet was full of dances, singing, and speeches from our loved ones. My favorite movie growing up was Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and my favorite actor was Hrithik Roshan. Our friends and family loved to make references to that throughout their dances and speeches, especially because Raymon proposed to me playing that theme song in the background.
  
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My advice for future brides would be to stay calm and start planning early! It is great to have enough time to really explore the different options available and decide what you love the most. Having a basic idea of how you envision your wedding to be is fundamental to having a smooth planning process. Organization is key – lots and lots of excel sheets that keep all the details straight! And most importantly, it’s ok to ask your loved ones for help and delegate tasks. Ultimately, you’ll have the final decision but to have some extra hands doing the basic research is really beneficial!
 
Please come back, we have the end of this magical wedding!
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GUIDE
style
Traditional
Romantic
Contemporary
season
Autumn
color
Hair & Makeup: Kanwal Batool | Photography: A.S. Nagpal Photography | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | Cinematography: With This Ring Wedding Films | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Melville | Ceremony Venue: Plainview Gurudwara | Reception Venue: Villa Lombardi's | Planning & Design: Pearls Event & Co. | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | DJ: DJ Raj Minocha | Baraat: Platinum Events Live Brass Band | Bridal Fashions: Bhumika Grover | Registry: Amazon | Registry: Williams Sonoma | Tuxedos: Suit Supply | Live Music: Beats By Lion


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