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Haiku, HI Sikh Fusion Wedding by Anna Kim Photography

Happy Thursday, beautiful ladies! We are delighted to bring you an insight into Kiran & Grant's wedding ceremony celebrated in Haiku, HI. This time, we will take you to the elegant and spectacular Haiku Mill so we can all be part of this solemn and enchanting event that united these two lovebirds in marriage. Our gorgeous Maharani lit the room throughout the entire wedding festivities as she donned soft colored attires that praised her innate beauty and made her look like a goddess! Her elegance and full fashionable look also reflected on the classy and glamorous hairstyle, and makeup designed by Maui Make up Artistry. Definitely, a well-balanced combination of tradition, elegance, and beauty at its finest! And talking about well-balanced combinations, let's take a look at the marvelous and almost heavenly decor crafted by Darren Keala. It was superb! Every small detail contributed to making this event not just classy but delightfully exquisite. And all of this could not have been possible without Mira Savara Events, who took care of the planning and design of this entire wedding bash, delivering nothing but utter perfection. Hands down, these lovely due saw right in front of their eyes, how their long-awaited dream wedding came to life. How amazing is that! Thanks to the outstanding and remarkable talent of Anna Kim Photography, we can enjoy this event and feel just like if we were there. So, wait no more, and get ready to dive into this jaw-dropping gallery that we are sure you are going to love. Not to mention that you will get tons of inspiring ideas from it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Brought together by a personal matchmaker, Grant & I first crossed paths at the Claremont Hotel, Berkeley. We gabbed over cocktails & delicious eats for hours, closing the joint down. Our shared sense of humor and outlook on life unraveled so naturally, as though we had known each other all along. We left each other's company knowing in our hearts we would be together always.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
A romantic at heart, Grant wished to incorporate details in my life that he knew I held close to my heart. Knowing how passionate I was as an educator, he felt that nothing would best the setting of proposing to me in my classroom while involving my students and my principal who also had become a close friend of mine over the years.
After asking my father for his blessing, Grant put forth his plan on May 31st - my parents' anniversary - by arriving to school during the afternoon recess. While I heard the pandemonium garner momentum outside of the classroom, Grant was "stealthily" handing out roses to each student, who had become quite acclimated with him the past few months, dubbing us "Granjeet" as a "matrimony" of our names - Grant & Kiranjeet - while also mischievously writing cliched poetry and love notes on our behalf addressed to one another. 
Once the bell rang, each student sauntered in to the classroom, desperately attempting to stifle their excitement, to present a rose to me with Grant finally handing me a rose himself, proclaiming his love and desire for us to be together every day for the remainder of our lives. As he knelt down to ask for my hand, my students finally let loose their giggles and gasps of gleeful anticipation, and when I responded with "yes", the screams, shrieks, and rapture were beyond containment. Plastic champagne glasses flowing with sparkling apple cider ensued, and, true to form, what a unique unforgettable shared experience Grant created for my students to participate in such a special, heartfelt moment!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Once we immediately fell in love with Haiku Mill, cosmic forces collided with Sabyasachi's 2017 Udaipur Collection. The lehengha's green & yellow hues on raw silk complimented the lush gardens of Haiku Mill fluidly as though the cloth itself was a natural extension of the organic vines and branches found throughout the grounds. Noticeably visible was the mosaic border of the lehengha as it continued as the floral print, becoming more English influenced, a metaphorical nod to our multicultural wedding's blend of customs.
In my mind's eye, I had long envisioned incorporating a rich tone of emerald green for my wedding lehenga, so discovering this particular design and scheme was quintessential kismat. Simply stated, the wedding dress and the stunning venue was a match made in heaven.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
It was our best endeavor to have all of our guests regarded as one OHANA during the course of our shared time in Maui. We heard from a plethora of friends and family how special and close knit they came to feel with how each event integrated both sides together seamlessly, encouraging new relationships and bonds to form and remain established even to this day. From the onset, Grant & I strongly desired for our wedding to allow everyone to feel like a part of the "inner circle of trust."
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
With that ring comes ALOT of "responsibility". How right you are mom!
Never compromise yourself. You're all you've got.     Janice Joplin

Have an awesome day, ladies! And make sure to join us tomorrow for more.
Planning & Design: Mira Savara Events | Event Designer: Mira Savara Events | Sangeet & Reception Venue: Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort | Ceremony Venue: Haiku Mill | Floral & Decor: Darren Keala | Hair & Makeup: Maui Make up Artistry | Catering: Monsoon India | DJ: Maui Tunes Entertainment & Production | Baraat: Malinder Tooray | Cake & Treats: Sugar Beach Events | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Favors: Darren Keala | Lighting: Accel Rentals | Live Music: Shea Derrick | Hawaiian Entertainment: Manu Tea Nui E | Porsche Car: Maui Roadsters | Wedding Stationery: Papyrus - Danville | Calligraphy: Papineau Calligraphy | Silk Tunic (Batna & Mehendi): Maggie Coulombe Maui | Evil Eye Pendant in Diamond & Enamel (Batna & Mehendi): Kabana | Bridal Jewelry in Turquoise & Pearl (Sangeet): Bhola Jewellers | Turquoise King Ring (Sangeet): Ippolita | Marigold Salwar Kameez With Custom Cut-Out Applique & Phulkari (Sangeet): Nenu Sekhon | Vintage Pompei in Gold Wedge (Sangeet): Louis Vuitton | Lehenga (Anand Karaj): Sabyasachi | Custom Phulkari (Anand Karaj): Nenu Sekhon | Totem Wedge in Gold (Anand Karaj): Yves Saint Laurent | Bridal Jewelry in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Jagdish Jewellers | Groom's Custom Kalgi in Ruby - Emerald & Pearl (Anand Karaj): Bhola Jewelers | Palm Caftan in Silk (Luau): Elie Saab | Millionaire Sunglasses (Luau): Louis Vuitton | Woven Leather Wedge in Black (Luau): Prada | Sari in Rangoon Red (Reception): Sabyasachi | Jewelry in Kundan (Reception): Bhola Jewelers | Emerald Cut Onyx Ring (Reception): Ippolita | Pumps in Bronze (Reception): Yves Saint Laurent | Photography: Anna Kim Photography

Port Washington, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Leandro da Silva

Good morning, Maharanis! A new fresh week is here, and we were dying to share with you a phenomenal love story that will blow your mind. Are you ready to be inspired today? I bet you are! So let me take you right away to The Hindu Temple Society of North America to admire the beauty that surrounded Priya & Chris' wedding celebration. This magical event will make you sigh, as every single detail was mindblowing. All wedding events were covered with an extraordinary decoration crafted by the talented crew from House of Dipali. Priya, our gorgeous Maharani, dazzled everyone with her marvelous and royal presence, and all that we can say is that she made the right call by choosing Meghan Ronan Hair Stylist and Jen Da Silva for her beauty needs. To add an extra touch of elegance and traditional flair, Mehndikalogie created a phenomenal mehndi art for her. Just splendid! The Vidhi Reception took place at Diwan, and we must highlight the great time that everyone had enjoying the delicious food, the speeches, the chatting, and of course, the phenomenal beats played by Chirag Mehta, who turn this gala into an epic party. Today you can relive this fantastic wedding thanks to the talented team from Leandro da Silva Photography, who created a beautiful gallery for us to enjoy! So, don't wait any longer and get ready to be amazed. I know that you will love it!

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Don't forget to join us tomorrow as we have something special prepared for you. 

Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Vidhi Ceremony Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn | Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Hindu Temple Society of North America | Reception Venue (Vidhi): Diwan | Planning & Design: Jenni Eventi LLC | Makeup: Meghan Ronan Hair Stylist | Makeup: Jen Da Silva | DJ: Chirag Mehta | Bridal Fashions: AsoPalav | Photography: Leandro da Silva Photography

New York, NY Indian Wedding by Barry Sloan Photography

Good morning, ladies! Let's start this Tuesday by taking a look at a beautiful and romantic love story featuring Jonaki & Kartik's big wedding festivities. If the name of this lovely duo sounds familiar, it is because we already showcased their marvelous wedding in this mesmerizing Video Blog, thanks to the visual masterpiece captured by Weddings By Jas. But there was so much more to admire, that we decided to make a double feature to delight you with the enchanting photos captured by Barry Sloan Photography. So, get yourself comfortable and enjoy this wedding bash thoroughly orchestrated by Chandai Events, who took care of every single detail to make this unique and unforgettable event. For the wedding ceremony officiated at Terrace on the Park, Exclusive Events NY designed a minimalist but beautiful decor that mirrored the glamorous look of our gorgeous Maharani, who burst into the room looking like a goddess after being pampered by Jasmin Rahman. After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate this lovebirds' life milestone with a vibrant reception party animated by none other than DJ Vik Events who owned the stage playing upbeat melodies that put everyone on their feet. In between all the dancing, the delicious food prepared by Heritage Neel/Anil Rai Bhatia, and the sweet cake baked by Kuramata Cakes, the night got to an end. If you want to check more of this beautiful young couple, don't miss today's gallery. It is an absolute visual delight you don't want to miss! Not to mention that you will get endless amounts of inspiring ideas.

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That is all for today, ladies! If you felt inspired today, make sure to join us tomorrow for more. We have new stories every day!

Planning & Design: Chandai Events | DJ: DJ Vik Events | Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Terrace on the Park | Hair & Makeup: Jasmin Rahman | Catering: Heritage Neel/Anil Rai Bhatia | Cake & Treats: Kuramata Cakes | Cinematography: Palindrome Productions | Cinematographer: Weddings By Jas | Live Music (Sitar Player): Indrajit Roychowdhury | Transportation (Vintage Taxi): Film Cars | Live Painter: Deirdra Kelly Luedke | Priest: Pandit Nirmal Bhattacharya | Photographer: Barry Sloan Photography

Houston, TX Indian Wedding by Biyani Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! We are in the middle of the week, and we are here to give you a re-fill of inspiration. Today we have something special prepared just for you. We are double featuring Niti & Sudhir's wedding festivities. Today you will be able to enjoy the phenomenal visual masterpieces captured by the extraordinary talent from Biyani Photography, who presented us with a fantastic film that you can relive here. On this installment, we are showing their detailed photo captures, which will fill you with so many emotions. To begin this journey, let me take you to the exclusive Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria for our lovely duo's wedding ceremony. Right from the top, we must say that the hall was entirely decorated by Mandap Creations, who went above everyone's expectations decorating a beautiful scene with mixed flower arrangements, lights, and veils giving a luxurious and traditional environment to this ceremony. Such talent! Niti, our gorgeous Maharani, walked down the aisle with such a royalty look, wearing a marvelous lehenga from Priti Sahni. This sleek attire praised her natural beauty leaving everyone speechless. Hands down, she made the right choice by choosing Hilda & Co for her beauty needs. You are welcome to relive this ceremony in today's gallery!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my Sudhir on Dil Mil. At the time, he was finishing up his last couple of months of residency in Lubbock, TX while I was working and living in CT. We both knew early on this was it. We texted and FaceTimed almost everyday for 4.5 months before we met for the first time. He came to see me in NYC and even though it was a short weekend trip, we had the best time. Every time we met after that was even better than the last. Sudhir told me early on he knew I was the one for him. I knew it early on too but only admitted it after I saw him with my parents and sisters. Our relationship was always long distance and although it was difficult at times, it forced us to really get to know each other and really helped us build a strong foundation.

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 can be extremely stressful and daunting but every single vendor we worked with was absolutely amazing and made the process and experience so easy and enjoyable for us.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I worked with a designer I found on Instagram (PritiSahni). I always knew I wanted to wear an off white/cream color lehenga with gold embroidery and work. I had a design in mind and Priti made it come to life within my budget.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was learning more about Sudhir and wanting to hear his opinions and making decisions together. If you ask him, he would say food and cake tasting!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests to this day talk about the food! Our caterer Bhojan: Mumbai Grill & Catering went above and beyond for us and our guests really loved every single dish they made.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The one moment that I will never be able to forget was mine and Sudhir’s first look. He looked SO handsome! The next most memorable moment was seeing my parents on the mandap as I walked down the aisle. I still remember all the emotions.

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.
I wanted to keep decor as simple, clean and elegant as possible. Our decorator, Mandap Creations, was so great in providing us with options that fit our style and budget.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process! And remember to be in the moment the day of. It goes by so fast!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Wedding Lehenga- Priti Sahni
Reception Lehenga- VVani by Vani Vats
Food/Caterer: Bhojan: Mumbai Grill and Catering
Cake- Supreme Kakes
Hair/Makeup- Hilda &Co Airbrush

Please stay tuned for the beautiful outcome of this magical story.

Cinematography: Biyani Photography | Cinematography: Biyani Photography | Venues: Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria | Floral & Decor: Mandap Creations | Hair & Makeup: Hilda & Co | Catering: Bhojan: Mumbai Grill & Catering | DJ: DJ Dholi Deep | DJ: Desi Junctions | Bridal Fashions (Wedding Lehenga): Priti Sahni | Bridal Fashions (Reception Lehenga): VVani by Vani Vats | Cake & Treats: Supreme Kakes | Mehndi Artist: Henna/Mehndi by Shehzlan

Cinnaminson, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by PhotosMadeEz

It is Friday, Ladies! We don't want to end this fabulous week without giving you a shoot of inspiration. So get ready to be amazed! Today we will enjoy the beauty surrounding Avani & Matthew's wedding festivities. We'll start by taking a look at a marvelous ceremony hosted at The Merion, where two cultures became one to celebrate the everlasting union from our lovely duo. The ceremony was performed in a fantastic hall, underneath a minimalist yet beautiful mandap, decorated by Anderson Wedding Flowers with mixed flowers, providing the best setting for our lovebirds' promise of eternal love to each other. This was a perfect ceremony, and everyone had tons of mixed emotions. Speaking about perfection, Avani, our marvelous Maharani, walked down the aisle with a unique look that everyone loved. Raja Matthew looked at how she approached him, dazzling everyone and especially him, and he couldn't take his eyes off of her. Hands down, she made the right choice trusting Makeup By Karishma for her beauty needs. We are lucky to have all of these moments captured by the talented team from PhotosMadeEz, who transformed them into a phenomenal gallery. So don't hesitate to take a look at it. We are sure you are going to love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We both are CPAs and we met at work six years ago. Our initial conversations were mostly on the topics of tax and accounting . Over the years, we became very good friends over coffee breaks, lunch breaks, and our special "non-sense" time! Our conversations during "non-sense" time went from opening up a restaurant named Pesto Fry Fusion... to buying a Helicopter. 

One day Matt asked me out on a date, and I neither accepted nor declined. This got repeated many times. Matt was persistent and I finally said YES to go out on a date.

Our first date was at one of our favorite restaurants IndieBlue, followed by an episode of Game of Thrones! We started enjoying each other's company. One of our favorite weekend activities is to cook a meal together (I am the head-chef and Matt is a sues-chef). Matt got me more into watching sports and playing in fantasy football league. I got him into exploring new restaurants Philly has to offer.

Despite cultural differences, we found similarities in values they were raised with. We connected well with each other's family, which was very important for both of us to move to the next stage in our relationship.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was a Saturday in February. We were working that day (tax season ). Matt went home early to prepare for dinner for both of us. When I reached his home, to my surprise, I saw it was decorated with candles and rose petals. I followed the signs and markings on the floor, leading up to where Matt stood wearing a traditional Indian outfit. By this point I was completely overwhelmed with excitement and emotions. He got down on his knee and asked, "Avie, will you marry me?"  I said, "Yes!!!" with the biggest smile on my face. 

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.
Matt and I both wanted a fall wedding. We wanted to have two ceremonies, Hindu and Christian, to honor both of our cultures. Soon after we got engaged, we toured four local venues. We fell in love with the Merion in Cinnaminson and booked it three weeks after our engagement. It offered everything we were looking for (outdoor wedding space, beautiful ballrooms, delicious menu, and impressive service!). Both ceremonies were held at the Merion and they catered for both ceremonies. Yes, the Merion chef catered an Indian wedding and they prepared vast varieties on Indian appetizers, entrees and dessert!!! I did not need a wedding planner because my event manager Jolene Cross and other staff were so good that I didn't feel the need to hire one.

We booked all other vendors a month after we booked the venue. My hair & make up team, Makeup by Karishma, was a recommendation from my friend. I had seen Karishma Mehta's excellent work at a friend's wedding and I knew I did not need to search further. She made me look stunning as a bride at both weddings!!!

I found my Photo and Videographer team, PhotosMadeEZ, from vendor search on Maharani.com. Mou Mukherjee is very passionate about her work and just from the phone conversations, I realized that I can trust her to capture the most important day of my life!

I also found my DJ team, Doom Events, from vendor search on Maharani.com. I was looking for a DJ who can throw an exciting party at a mixed wedding. They had a large portfolio and testimonies of the mixed fusion weddings. I booked them because the owner Milin Jani & team were very professional and easy to work with. They had everyone dancing at the baraat and at the reception!

I met my florist and decorator, Anderson Flowers and Weddings, at a Dulhan Expo. The owner Howard Kramer has an amazing personality and has an in-depth knowledge about Indian culture and wedding rituals. He even explained Indian wedding rituals to Matt! Hiring him was an easy decision!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I purchased Hindu Wedding lehenga through a video call to Asopalav, Ahmedabad, India. They have an excellent bridal lehenga selection. Their service was great and fitting was perfect! My lehenga had green and red color with gold design. I fell in love with it when they showed it to me!

I purchased my Christian Wedding gown from Bridal Garden in Marlton, NJ. I was looking for a gown that's body hugging and comfortable enough to dance. My gown was champaign color with lace design. When I tried it, I knew that was it!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I enjoyed the wedding planning process from start to finish. I did not have a specific vision, but it started coming together during the planning process and seeing it come alive was an amazing feeling. I could not have done it without the help from our family and hard work by all vendors!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The guests loved Merion's food, open bar and excellent dessert hour. The DJ team kept the dance floor full the entire evening. We had several guests mentioned that ours was the most fun wedding they've ever been to.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Matt and my first dance on "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli just keeps replaying in my mind!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't go crazy during planning stage. Focus on the big picture and stop stressing about details. Trust your vendors. It's your big day that goes fast. Have fun and enjoy it!


There's more prepared for you, so don't miss the beautifull outcome from this marvelous event. 

Photography: PhotosMadeEz | Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Karishma | Ceremony Venue: The Merion | Reception Venue: The Merion | Catering: The Merion | Floral & Decor: Anderson Wedding Flowers | DJ: Dhoom Events | Cake & Treats: Sunflower Bakeshop


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