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Florham Park, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio Nine Photography + Cinema

Good morning, Maharanis! We were dying to get back to you on this fresh new week to bring you the best of Indian weddings, which is what we do here at Maharani Weddings. Today we have a special event for you as we are double featuring Natasha & Harsh's big wedding bash. That's right! We have a visual masterpiece that you can relive in today's Video Blog. And we also have the fantastic gallery below, thanks to the talent from Studio Nine Photography + Cinema. The exclusive Brooklake Country Club was the venue of choice selected by our lovely duo to host their dreamed wedding. Our gorgeous Maharani walked down the aisle dazzling everyone with her incommensurable beauty and elegance, showcasing a spectacular Mehndi designed by Mehndikalogie. And all we have to say is that we were rendered speechless over such ravishing look! Once the lovely ceremony ended, an unforgettable wedding reception started, and everyone enjoyed every single minute of it. To turn this gala into an epic party, our friends from DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting jumped into the stage and played their phenomenal beats that set the dancefloor on fire! In between all the dancing and the delicious food prepared by Chand Palace, who delighted everyone with a culinary experience like no other, the night got tot an end! If you want to relive this moment, don't forget to take a look at today's gallery. You will love every bit of it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Harsh and I met at Quinnipiac University during a South Asian Society meeting. My favorite part of how we met is that we really just started as friends, he was my best friend for while before we recognized how we felt about each other. To date, he is the one person I can always count on and knows exactly how to talk me through any situation (even when I was freaking out about wedding planning). I suppose I knew he was the one when I felt comfortable being my weirdo self around him. That comfort level is everything.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Harsh and I had done long distance for a few years so we always met at the same spot in Hoboken every Friday after work. Those were the best Fridays, we'd grab food, get some dessert, and then just sit by the water and watch the beautiful city skyline. So, when Harsh proposed, we were watching the same city skyline right before grabbing a bite to eat. Unfortunately, it was December and negative eleven degrees. But, fortunately, there wasn't a single person in sight and we had that perfect little moment all to ourselves. Afterwards, we grabbed a bite to eat at our favorite pizza place in Hoboken, Grimaldi's, and then went to my house where our whole family was waiting to celebrate with us. 

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
I started with the big things like venues, catering, photography/videography, and decor first. Then moved into DJ, hair/makeup, mehndi, and outfits. I did a ton of research, followed a lot of different vendors on Instagram to get a feel of their work, and really made sure I knew the market/pricing. I had schedules for each day, informed my vendors and family of those schedules, and had every detail planned out of the events. Honestly, it was all so so worth it. I was shocked we stayed on schedule and that we were even able to enjoy the food at our own wedding! I really trusted the vendors we chose, they produced great quality work and were very efficient so my overall experience was really great. Everyone was so great about timing and about doing everything they could to make our wedding as special as possible. Would highly recommend all of the vendors we selected.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Our wedding was in the Fall so I really wanted to embrace some Fall colors. So, I chose maroon and blush pink for the wedding outfit, mustard yellow for the Sangeet, and mauve for the reception. I LOVED all of my outfits. I had zero time to go to India for them so I followed a lot of different vendors on Instagram and that's where I found Walia Jones. They made it SO easy for me and my outfits were custom made so beautifully thanks to them. I had a vision and they helped bring it to life. They completed the outfits and shipped everything very quickly so I definitely appreciated that. In general, I knew what I wanted, the style, the colors, and looked through a ton of pictures to customize the outfits how I wanted them. Loved my experience with Walia Jones and would highly recommend!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
To be truthful, I didn't enjoy the planning. It was stressful, tedious, and took up every weekend until the day of the wedding. However, the actual wedding weekend, I was the most relaxed I had been in months because all that planning and stress was finally paying off. My favorite part was starting the events and watching everyone enjoy something I knew I put a lot of work into. Other than that, the food tasting hands down was my other favorite part lol, Chand Palace did an excellent job with the taste and presentation. Very easy to work with them and they make some quality food.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The outdoor scenery at Brooklake Country Club. I think our guests took as many pictures outside in front of the golf course as we did. That view is so breathtaking and the day of the wedding was cloudy but the temperature was perfect. Since it was cloudy, our pictures came out perfect. Other than that, I think they enjoyed the food and DJ a lot.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
One thing I really wanted to make sure was special and done well was my mehndi. I wanted a certain symbol incorporated in it because it's something that means a lot to both me and Harsh. When Harsh and I first started dating, he gave me a necklace with a dopamine molecule and it was my favorite gift from him because I felt that he truly understood how much I love nerdy things like that. I love that I was able to incorporate the dopamine molecule into my mehndi. It was something we shared years ago and Mehndikalogie was able to make it part of my wedding day - it meant a lot!

We have more prepared for you. So, make sure to joins us tomorrow as we still have tons of inspiring stories to share with you!

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DJ: DJ RAJ Entertainment & Event Lighting | Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Catering: Chand Palace | Venues: Brooklake Country Club | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Cinematography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Planning & Design: Bride | Floral & Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Hair & Makeup: Glow By Herneet | Bridal Fashions: Walia Jones


Scottsdale, AZ Indian Fusion Wedding by Rachel Solomon Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! I hope you are having a fantastic day. This week is almost over, and we don't want to end it without bringing you a new lovely event that, without a doubt, will fill you with many emotions and inspiring ideas to create your dreamed wedding. Today we are pleased to present to you the marvelous wedding celebration between Supriya & Steven, today's lovely duo. You will love how two different cultures mingled together and became one to celebrate the eternal love of their favorites. The McCormick Ranch Golf Club hosted the pre-wedding celebrations, and the Royal Palms Resort and Spa was chosen to host the fusion wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Let me tell you that our lovebirds made the right decision by choosing these venues as they not only met but exceeded all expectations! Everything was perfectly trimmed and planned by Laurie Stricklin, who took made this wedding unique and unforgettable. Just lovely! Supriya, our gorgeous Maharani, dazzled everyone with her innate beauty. And let's not forget about the fantastic Mehndi art designed by Henna by Purvi. It was the crown jewel to her royal presence. The reception party was epic, and this was thanks to the phenomenal beats played by DJ Adi and the live performance of Lucky Devils Band. You are invited to relive this moment by visiting today's gallery, thanks to the spectacular shots captured by Rachel Solomon Photography. I know that you will be amazed by every single detail of it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Stevie on January 4th, 2018, following an introduction on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel. Our first date was on the day that the Bomb Cyclone blanketed New York City in snow. We met for drinks at Bobby Van's near Grand Central Station, because it was one of the few places that remained open. Time seemed to pause, along with the outside world, as we chatted for hours!
 
I was struck by Stevie’s quiet confidence, wit, and uncanny familiarity. I felt as though I already knew him -- on our first date alone, there was an easy and natural balance between us. To my friends, I referred to him as “Steady Stevie," and that last part has stuck. Within just a few weeks of dating, I told my mom (much to her alarm) that I knew I was going to marry him. We ultimately chose January 4th as our wedding day, as it is also the date we met!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
A year after we met, Stevie fittingly chose to propose in Grand Central Station on a beautiful evening in January! I met up with him at Grand Central Oyster Bar. We checked our coats and grabbed a glass of wine at the bar. Curiously, the Maître D' (who was in on it) said there would be a long wait even though the place was empty. So to kill time, we drifted over to the Whispering Gallery and eventually the Main Concourse. There, Stevie told me we were going on a journey; which train did I think we were taking? Perplexed, my concern was that we had left our coats (and wine!) at the restaurant. He said not to worry, and gestured at the balcony overlooking the concourse, where I suddenly saw my parents waving. When I turned back around, Stevie was on one knee, with heartfelt words and a big smile on his face.
 
The rest of the night is a blur of glee -- champagne and hors d'oeuvres with my family at Bobby Vans (where we had our first date), a casual pit stop to see Hamilton on Broadway, and a surprise afterparty at my favorite bar, Ted's, where my brother had gathered a group of our closest friends! The night ended at 4 am, with Dollar Pizza on 3rd Avenue. We will forever thank New York City for bringing us together, a boy from Arizona and a girl from India.
 
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 a destination wedding in my groom's hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Since we live in New York, we found ourselves in the capable hands of my Arizona wedding planner, Laurie Stricklin! I had weekly calls with Laurie, who would find vendors to match my ideas. We also had 3-weekend trips to  finalize decisions in person.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had a vision for my white wedding dress being ultra-feminine with lots of lace detail. I went shopping with my mom at Kleinfeld Bridal and immediately fell in love with a gorgeous Pnina Tornai off-shoulder neckline and sheer lace bodice. The designer herself, Pnina, was there in person and helped me customize the rest of the dress: a soft A-line silhouette with a modest train. I have a video with her, as I said Yes to the Dress!
 
For my Sangeet lengha, I found myself drawn to modern Indian design, as opposed to the more traditional heavily-beaded florals. I've always loved vibrant colors and patterns, and so I chose a bright turquoise + pink lengha with gold accents! With my groom in gold, and our wedding party in teal and pink, we felt it all came together really well.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We know we come from very different backgrounds, cultures, and religious traditions. So throughout the planning process, our North Star was the idea of "One True Fusion Ceremony," which was a lot of fun to brainstorm!
 
We wanted the important elements of each of us represented. I wore a white dress as a nod to Stevie’s culture, and he wore an Indian suit for me. My bridesmaids represented my tradition in red lenghas, and the groomsmen represented his culture, in black tuxedos. Our ceremony featured both a western Officiant and a Hindu Pandit. We had Bible Readings and Hindu Mantras, recited our own Vows and even Broke the Glass. Our wedding had everything from the Henna to the Horah! Even our hashtag (#OneLesserMenon) combined both our last names and embraced the spirit of unity.
 
Before the wedding day we had a Mehendi, Rehearsal Dinner, and Sangeet -- this rounded out all the traditions of our families. It was a wonderful, colorful, and authentic wedding for the two of us.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the thing that the guests appreciated the most was embracing a cultural element that they weren't accustomed to! Many of my Indian family members had never experienced toasts at a Rehearsal dinner, never seen a bride in a white dress, and never danced to a Horah! Stevie's side of the family loved picking out Indian outfits for the Sangeet, getting Henna done on their hands, and watching our "mystical" Hindu ceremony. Many of our friends loved practicing together for Sangeet performances, and donning bright kurtas, saris, and ornate jewelry. We hope every guest got to experience something unique, and authentic to our fusion wedding.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I absolutely LOVED watching my "gora" groom perform bhangra at our Sangeet, alongside two seasoned Indian friends! He has always been a great dancer, but it was absolutely incredible -- the whole crowd was cheering and I think his side of the family was stunned! It really warmed my heart that he wanted to embrace the Indian culture and do something that required stepping completely outside of his comfort zone.
 
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 tried to weave in authentic, important pieces of our story throughout the wedding. For our first dance we chose the song "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, because this was actually the first song we danced to, a few weeks into dating! Signature drinks at our reception were based on our favorite cocktails. At the afterparty in our hotel suite, we had my groom's favorite: In-N-Out burgers, fries, and shakes. Too many details to recount here!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Being a very planning-oriented person, I made a conscious decision to just let go and be present the week of the wedding. You've done all the hard work, now soak up every moment, and ENJOY!
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our wedding gifts to each other were so special! We wanted to gift each other things that would become our family's heirlooms -- our story forever passed down along with them. Stevie is a big watch-enthusiast, so I surprised him with a classic and timeless Patek Philippe dress watch. I had the back of the case engraved with the words, "January 4, 2020. Until the end of time." He got me a stunning 3.5-carat Infinity ring, with 20 oval diamonds to represent the year we got married.
 
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. And stick around, we have more prepared for you!
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Mehndi Artists: Henna by Purvi | Live Music: Lucky Devils Band | Sangeet Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Ceremony Venue: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Reception Venue: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Planning & Design: Laurie Stricklin | Floral & Decor: Fiori Floral Design | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | DJ: DJ Adi | Bridal Fashions / Bridal Jewelry: Nazranaa NJ | Cinematography: D.P. Weddings | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Makiaj Beauty | Fireworks: Fireworks Productions of Arizona | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Indian Wedding Card | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth | Registry: Zola | Rentals: Inner Space Events | Tuxedos: Alton Lane | Bride's White Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Bride's White Wedding Dress: Kleinfelds | Groom's Indian Outfits: Knollswood | Bridesmaids lehengas: IV By Divya | Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Photography: Sean Cook Weddings


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 | Planning & Design: SB Events Co | Sangeet Venue: JW Marriott Austin | Ceremony Venue: JW Marriott Austin | Reception Venue: JW Marriott Austin | 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


Dana Point, CA Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Good morning, Maharanis. TGIF! The end off this magical week is here, and we have tons of inspiring ideas that will help you to create the wedding of your dreams. So, get ready to be amazed! We want to end this week presenting you with the marvelous wedding celebration between Divya & Nikhil. Our lovebirds from today! To begin this journey, let me take you to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, the perfect venue chosen by our lovely duo to host their promise of eternal love. Every detail was so lovely, and if you are wondering who was responsible for the marvelous decoration that enhanced the beauty of this spectacular venue, it was none other than the talented team from Square Root Designs! They delivered nothing but utter perfection, and we loved it to the fullest! Divya, our gorgeous Maharani, stole everyone's attention with a marvelous look. She made the right call by choosing Dolled up by Lulu to take care of all of her beauty needs. The night turned into an epic party, and everyone enjoyed the reception, dancing at the phenomenal beats played by Special Occasions DJ & Lighting, who created a festive environment. Today, we are lucky to have the talent of Lin & Jirsa Photography, who captured every single moment and created a beautiful gallery for our enjoyment. So make sure to visit it! You will love every bit of it, and you'll get tons of inspiring ideas!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Nik planned a surprise trip to the Bahamas! I didn't know where we were going until we got to the gate at the Airport! All I knew was the climate of the location we were going to. Nik rented out a private cabana at The Cove Atlantis. Outside the cabana, there were candles in the sand that said: "Div, Will you Marry me?". There was also a private chef and a saxophonist! A truly special and romantic 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.
From our family to our vendors, we were lucky to have an all-star team making #DivNik a reality. Each vendor brought their specialized expertise and helped create a truly unique and unbelievable experience.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I wanted a very modern bridal lengha. Red is one of my favorite colors to wear. I fell in love with Sabyasachi's designs.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Traditionally, many Indian weddings have between 500 and 1000 people attend. For us, it was important to have a close, intimate experience with our guests. In total we had 200 people attend our event. Almost every person knew each other at the wedding. This close vibe really made the weekend special.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance will be in our memory forever. We danced to "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis. We practiced ballroom dancing for weeks! The dance was absolutely perfect. It felt as if it was just us two in the ballroom dancing. At that moment, we were married, done with wedding planning, and ready to enjoy our next chapter!
 
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Floral & Decor: Square Root Designs | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Venues: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Planning & Design: Elegant Events by Nutan | Floral & Decor (Sangeet): Raj Tents | Catering: The Ritz-Carlton - Laguna Niguel | DJ: Special Occasions DJ & Lighting | Baraat (Dhol): M2ray | Baraat (Dhol): Dhol Nation | Bridal Fashions (Henna Bride): Falguni Shane Peacock | Bridal Fashions (Sangeet): Aisha Rao | Bridal Fashions (Wedding): Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashions (Reception - Bride): Gaurav Gupta | Fashion (Reception - Groom): Tom Ford | Bridal Fashions (Celebration - Bride): Monique Lhuillier | Cinematography / Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Lighting: Amber Event Productions | Mehndi Artist: Henna Dil Se


Herradura, CR Indian Wedding by Sachi Anand Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! We just reach the middle of this phenomenal week, and we have a fantastic surprise prepared just for you! Are you ready to be amazed? I bet you are! Today, you will need to have your passport ready because we are taking you to Costa Rica to admire the beauty that surrounded Parthvi & Anuar's wedding festivities!  You are welcome to join us at the exclusive Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort, the ideal venue chosen by our lovely duo to celebrate their promise of eternal love. And let me tell you that the "Pura Vida" vives enchanted every single guest. So awesome! Our friends from Tropical Occasions were in charge of transforming our lovebird's vision into a dream come true,  and the way they did it was so impressive that we found ourselves lost in words over so much beauty. Hands down the wedding was a huge success! Our gorgeous Maharani showcased her natural beauty, stealing everyone's attention, especially Raja Anuar's, who couldn't take his eyes off of her. She trusted her beauty needs to Anisha Creations, who designed a fantastic makeup and hairstyle for her. The special touch of the celebration was in charge of Stylos y Flores, who crafted a spectacular decoration. The phenomenal beats played by the talented MVP DJs, who turned the reception gala into a mix of tropical but at the same time a traditional party, the dances, the emotive speeches, and the delicious food were the right ingredients for this memorable celebration. And we are so lucky that our good friends from Sachi Anand Photography were there to capture every detail, which gave life to this fantastic gallery. Make sure to visit it. You will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
R. During the fall semester of my freshman year at Penn State University, I was rushing for a few sororities. While I was at one of the events, Anuar introduced himself to me. I specifically remember that he was freshly tan, super smiley and so easily to talk to. While we chatted, we realized that we both had attended the football game earlier that day (...and explained his sunburn haha).

Anuar has been there for me through so many ups and downs. There are so many moments that I probably can't even remember at this point, but there were two really telling times that solidified our relationship:
1. Despite both of us having classes, Anuar drove me home from Penn State to my house 2.5 hours away just so I could surprise my sister and say goodbye before she moved to California
2. In 2015, he moved from his parent's house in Pennsylvania to California so we could live near each other again

After these two moments, his integrity and willingness to go above and beyond for me was so clear. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I did a ton of research and changed my mind so many times before finally choosing! I had originally wanted to get something similar to Priyanka Chopra's lehenga, but my mom suggested to have some contrasting work. I continued the search and was then inspired by Sabyasachi's regal looks in traditional red with embroidery. I worked directly with Gauri Fashions to customize this dress and an additional contrasting pink dupatta to wear as my veil. For the color, I definitely wanted to stay in line with traditional red and added my own twist with a pop of pink to contrast with the tropical scenery of Costa Rica.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My favorite moment happened during the Sangeet. We switched the music from garba to salsa, so the Colombians were teaching the Indians how to salsa. Despite the language barriers and cultural differences, everyone came together on the dance floor and danced their hearts away. Anuar and I always bonded over the fact that both of our cultures love to dance, and we were able to see all of our loved ones prove that dance truly is a universal language.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
- Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo in terms of typical Indian weddings. Change it up if you can!
- Prepare your family and friends so they can help manage any vendors so you can let go of the details as the events begin.
- Do your best to soak each moment in and enjoy all the love around you during the wedding weekend!
- Consider reducing the number of events for guests to attend; it can be tiring for the wedding party and guests to squeeze everything into a long weekend
- Being a desi, we all know there will be haters. Let the haters hate, and push away any negative energy that's around you. Just shine like the beautiful bride you'll be!

We have something special prepared for you tomorrow. So, make sure to visit us. Same place, same time!

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Planning & Design: Tropical Occasions | Venues: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort | Lighting: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort | Floral & Decor: Stylos y Flores | Hair & Makeup: Anisha Creations | DJ: MVP DJs | Bridal Fashions: Gauri | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Mad Stitches By Nidhi | Cinematography: Bacalao Films | Rentals: D’Gala | Photography: Sachi Anand Photography


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