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Holbrook, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by MnM Photography

My beloved Maharanis, I hope you are having a day full of sunshine and happiness. Today, the love between the gorgeous Janice & Noble, brought us a sweet story. These lovebirds' wedding day was as romantic as it was luxurious. Celebrated at Villa Lombardi's venue, the couple had all the elegance this place has to offer. The scenery is as beautiful as you can imagine, ladies! The artists from House of Dipali outdid themselves with enchanting decor full of classiness. The royal blue and golden tones stood out flawlessly with M4U Events' lighting to complete the magnificent scenario for Janice & Noble. The celebration was extraordinary, with George & Co. Events' team behind the scenes managing every detail for our couple to rejoice with their loved ones. The sweethearts dazzled everyone with their garments, as well. The marvelous bride had Pixzy Dust do her makeup while The Posh Bride was trusted with her hair. And, dears, the result was breathtaking! Janice was a vision in her traditional white dress and red lengha later on. Noble was just as brilliant with his white and black tuxedo for the ceremony. The couple looked charming and graceful at any given moment. With matching sneakers, the pair was ready to celebrate their love with M4U Events in the DJ cabin, making sure everyone had the time of their lives. Of course, this couple couldn't have any other transportation that wasn't White Star Limousine's exclusive services. This event was magical and classy, fulfilled with romance and bliss. All of the heartfelt highlights were captured by MNM Photography for our couple to have a token of their day forever. This team does magic behind the lenses! And for you to bask in, my lovely Maharanis, we have this amazing gallery. You will love it!

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Maharanis, remember you can find more stories righ here. I'll see you soon with more romance!

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Lighting: M4U Events | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | DJ: M4U Events | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of the Snows | Reception Venue: Villa Lombardi's | Planning & Design: George & Co. Events | Hair: The Posh Bride | Catering: Villa Lombardi's | Makeup: Pixzy Dust | Personal Florals: Feriani Floral | Cinematography: MPW Media | Photo Booth: Phototek NYC | Transportation: White Star Limousine | Photography: MNM Photography


Woodland Park, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Good morning, dears! Today's entry will take us back to a cozy winter day for Jinnie & Kevin's wedding. Our protagonists had a magical celebration at the One and Only Westmount Country Club. This venue offers the intimacy and elegance every Maharani deserves for their special event. Our couple couldn't resist the alluring views they encountered here, instantly falling in love with its timeless enchantment. The venue's natural refinement played perfectly with the classy decor Dalsimer Spitz & Peck crafted. The lovely bouquets were my favorite detail. The gorgeous tones matched Jinnie's sophistication and color scheme, making her the center of attention. Our Maharani had the remarkable Color Me Rouge for her bridal party's makeup and Mona Chebli Makeup Artist for the ceremony. The two capable and experienced artists were more than perfect to embellish the already gorgeous bride! Our Maharani had a whole team of experts behind her look, and she was divine, ladies. Her traditional white dress was dreamy, and she dazzled more than one with a charming lengha later on. We cannot leave the handsome groom behind. Kevin had his full charm on display and a dashing tuxedo to shine with his marvelous partner. The lovebirds were a vision! Studio KSD didn't miss any chance to capture their love, giving them a splendid set of photographs to treasure for eternity. Jinnie & Kevin's adoration for each other is evident in every single frame! The enthralling gallery is ready for you to get creative, my dear Maharanis. Wait no more to check it out! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I first met Kevin at a Knanaya Jacobite Convention back in 2012. It sounds kind of crazy, but that first day I knew somehow that he was different and we hit it off. But despite the instant connection we felt, life had other plans for us and it didn't really pan out. We talked on and off a few times over the years In 2019, I guess we finally had our timing right. This time around, it stuck, and here we are, finally married over 9 years after our initial meeting.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Kevin proposed to me in December 2020 at a beautiful gazebo covered in Christmas lights. I was admiring it and the tree inside when I noticed that there was a man standing inside...Kevin. As I walked toward the gazebo, I could hear one of my favorite songs, Dhadke Jiya, playing in the background. I walked up to meet him and he got down on one knee and proposed. It was a perfect moment, captured by a good friend of ours, Ronnie Stephen. Afterward, we met up with our family and friends at Kevin's parent's house to celebrate.

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.
Kevin and I decided rather quickly that we wanted to get married, and we came to this decision during the pandemic. We ended up calling over 30 venues and visited 12 or 13 venues in one weekend. It was exhausting, but we picked our venue that same weekend. We chose the Westmount Country Club because they had experience with Malayalee Indian Weddings and because they had an incredible food spread. They were also very easy to work with. Once we had our venue and the date, we started reaching out to vendors, starting with finding a church, photo and video, DJ, and HMUA for myself.

We got married at St. Mark's Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Paramus, NJ. The church itself was stunning, with beautiful high ceilings and lots of natural light. It was clean and elegant, and Rev. Fr. Joseph Chamoun was so welcoming and kind.

I knew early on that I wanted to book Mona Chebli for my hair and makeup; I had been following her on Instagram for years.

We spoke to a lot of different photo and video teams but ultimately chose Studio KSD because we loved their work and felt comfortable with Tina.
We chose M4U for our DJ Team and DJ Vik and MC Vik really know how to host a party. They set such an amazing vibe and had the whole room going.

We chose our florist/decorator based on recommendations from the Westmount Country Club. John from Dalsimer Spitz and Peck was so easy to work with, and understood the vision I had for my wedding decor and florals so clearly, and brought it to life.

Keys2Vocals, led by our friend Vineeth Thomas, handled the choir details for our wedding ceremony and gave us all the feels on the day of.

I had the most fun designing my bridesmaid's outfits. I worked with Chinnu from Amayaa Collections in India, and she brought my vision to life.

MehndiKalogie did my bridal mehndi and brought the vision I had for my mehndi to life.

Colour Me Rouge did hair and makeup for my bridesmaids and their team was excellent.

PleatsBySher did draping for my mom and MIL, as well as my manthrakodi draping and she was so easy to work with and made me feel absolutely beautiful in my saree.

Eventify was our DOC for the weekend and hands down the best decision we made with regards to the day. Aji, Jino, Tina, and Rupali were our dream team for the weekend and took so much of the stress out of the day. We knew after our first call with Aji and Jino that they were the team that we wanted with us on the most important day of our lives, and they did not disappoint.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
So I always knew for the church portion of the wedding, I wanted to wear a white gown. I had SUCH a hard time finding "the dress." Everything I thought I would love (lace, long sleeves, A-line) ended up being everything I hated. I finally figured out that I was a satin girl all the way, and that less is more. I tried on over 30 dresses at so many bridal salons before I finally found my dress at L&H Couture in Doylestown, PA....5 minutes from my house.

My Manthrakodi was purchased in Cochin, Kerala, India from Seematti Silks. As per tradition, my parents and I went shopping with my mother-in-law and father-in-law to purchase the sari. I didn't have much of an idea in mind but both moms had their hearts set on traditional red, which is what we ended up picking out.

My reception outfit was purchased at Made by Milan, in Cochin, Kerala. This lehenga was an absolute dream and was my favorite outfit of the entire day. It was all the sparkle and drama that I wanted in a reception outfit. Big skirt, tons of sparkle, a ruffled dupatta, and all in shades of white, ivory, and silver that made me feel so incredibly bridal.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why? 
I think for me, the best part of wedding planning was all the time I got to spend with my family and Kevin's leading up to it. From planning pow-wows to dance practices, it was such a fun time to get together with the people I love, and even though it wasn't always easy, I still have such awesome memories of some of these times.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My husband and I chose our wedding venue based on the food, and sure enough, that was what my guests RAVED about after our wedding. We heard so much about how much our guests enjoyed cocktail hour and the endless options they had.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There were so many moments throughout the day that I replay in my mind. If I really had to choose one, I think it would be the moment in the morning when I read Kevin's letter to me. It was probably one of the only quiet moments I had during the day, and honestly, his words were exactly what I needed to hear before walking down the aisle to him. It centered me.

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.
The night before the wedding we had our traditional Mylanchi and Chantham Charth, but we decided to have them together at the same venue, since we both had so many guests come in from out of time, especially extended family. Masato Events designed our staging for the event in peacock colors. It was a fun night filled with Knanaya traditions, and family dances. I did a traditional look for this event, and got all glammed up by Swara Kasbekar from Artistry by Swara Kay.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to soak as much of the day in as you can, and try not to worry about all the details the day of. Things will inevitably go wrong, but everything works out in the end. The whole day passes in a blur so really try to be present in the moment and enjoy the day.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
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All right, darlings, I hope you are feeling inspired. Keep coming back for more romance!

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Cinematography: Studio KSD | Hair & Makeup: Color Me Rouge | Photography: Studio KSD | Ceremony Venue: St. Mark's Syriac Orthodox Cathedral | Reception Venue: One and Only Westmount Country Club | Planning & Design: Eventify Management Group LLC | Floral & Decor: Dalsimer Spitz & Peck | Hair & Makeup: Mona Chebli Makeup Artist | Choir: Keys2Vocals


Woodbury, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Raj Foto Pavilion

Maharanis, I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! Let me tell you we're thrilled to share the lovely wedding of Shivanie & Don with you, not just because it was a magnificent event but also because it has a dream team of great wedding vendors you will want to write down! So, if you're a gorgeous Maharani planning the wedding you always dreamed of having, take in mind that L&B Events is a great choice! They are the perfect team to help you eliminate stress and create a memorable experience from start to finish. They were in charge of organizing every detail for our lovebirds' big day! Every single person in the room was astonished! Maharanis, it would be great if you get ready to immerse yourself in this real-life fairytale, courtesy of Raj Foto Pavilion's fantastic work! This team captured photos from every angle and made sure to take shots of the most tender moments of the event! We adore them! Now, let me tell you about our lovely bride. Shivanie made sure to call Hairstyle by Grissi and Hair and Makeup by Gigi to help her attain the perfect bridal look. And both teams worked perfectly to make our Maharani look fabulous! But wait, there's more! She also contacted Max Bridal, an incredible bridal fashions designer that took everyone's breath away. Beauty and elegance were all over the place! Royal Elite was in charge of the entire décor of this wedding event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, and it was stunning! In the style of soft-colored floral arrangements, this very accomplished team offered nothing but perfection, reflecting the beauty of our wonderful couple. The entire scene was picture-perfect and true to Indian Fusion Wedding traditions! If you can't get enough of this beautiful couple, check out today's gallery for more inspiring ideas! Believe me, every shot is a work of art, and we're sure you'll enjoy them!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
At work, I started in a different department than Don. My manager decided to relocate me to a team where Don was the manager. When he introduced himself to me, he was very nice and courteous. One thing I noticed about him immediately was how hard-working he is and how he treated everyone with respect.

When the office was freezing cold, Don would offer me his jacket. He would offer me his gloves when it snowed outside and help me clean off the snow on my car. I knew then, he wasn’t a man of many words rather he showed with his actions. When I left the company, we hung out a few times as friends, and then he asked me out for dinner. Since then, we have been together, exploring life! He's been there for me when I was at my lowest, grieving for my dad. He gave me the strength to go forward in life and be happy. We have been inseparable since!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was very thoughtful. I thought I was attending lunch with my mom, mother in law and sisters. Turns out, on my way to the restaurant, I see Don walking towards me, all dressed up, looking handsome as ever. He holds my hand and starts telling me how much he is in love with me. I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t even notice we were walking past huge portraits of us lined up at Gantry State Park in Long Island City. As we walk closer to the water I hear our close relatives and friends cheering for us. It all became so surreal for me then, knowing that this is it! This is the moment! He is going to propose! He was so excited yet anxious that he held the box in the opposite direction while proposing. It still is an inside joke between us! It was so romantic and well planned by him and our sisters! Couldn’t be any more happier!

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.
The first thing I did was order a wedding planner book from Amazon lol. I like to be organized and have a vision for every little detail. Our wedding vendors have all done an outstanding job. Don and I have worked very closely with all the vendors to ensure everything was exactly how we would like it to be. Our wedding planners and coordinators had been so helpful throughout the whole process. Even on our hardest days, they would encourage us to not give up on the process. I definitely couldn’t have done it without them! They were like my fairy godmothers, saying yes to all of my wishes even though some were nearly impossible! The venue, crest hollow was absolutely lovey and gorgeous very pleasing to the eye, and very generous staff as well!  I was so pleased with my hair and makeup artist, they both had done an outstanding job, I’ve never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day! I definitely had quite a few outfit changes, a white dress, a saree, lehenga. Our photographer and videographer did an amazing job as well, capturing every single detail! Lastly, the decor, don and I picked our stage just a few days before the wedding itself only because I could not find what I was envisioning. Finally, our decor company offered to do a stage that he had never done before but had envisioned in his mind. He showed me a few pictures of his visions. Trusting him was the most wisest thing to do! Because Don and I absolutely loved our stage! It fit our personality and it was very elegant and different. That is exactly was Don and I were looking for. Our wedding vendors were truly the dream team!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew I wanted a princess dress. As in a ball gown with lacework and long sleeves. I was so happy to know that Max Bridal my dream wedding dress. My saree was a gift from my mother-in-law from India, I remember waking up at 3 am to be on FaceTime to select the color of my saree from India. Shopping for a wedding outfit all the way from India over FaceTime was very fun and unique. Lastly, my lehenga was from Nazrana in New Jersey. The lehenga was the first dress I had tried on and instantly knew it was the one. My sister-in-law reassured me that Nazraana would have exactly what I’m looking for. I’m so glad I trusted her with my experience with Nazraana as they were very helpful as well. Adding a crown to my dresses made the look complete for me.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process would definitely have to be the meetings and appointments!! I definitely miss meeting the wedding vendors and discussing the planning. It became such a routine for us to meet at least 2/3 times a week. Definitely miss that!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the entire experience whether it was the venue, food, drinks, dance floor, music/DJ, entertainment and most importantly just having a great time with dear friends and family!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment that replays in my mind would have to be our first dance. I remember just forgetting about everyone that is present and only focusing on Don. Everyone was blurr but him. Cheesy I know lol but true! The focus was more of a “we did it” to one another. Which is why it was so special.

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.
The bridal party and I did a surprise dance for Don. Watching his expressions while we all danced was priceless. He did not expect the entire bridal party to dance. Not only did we dance, we also killed the performance!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every moment of your wedding day because it will go by very fast!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our cake was classic, the flavors and decor were just perfect. I loved my boutique and the flower arrangements. The highlight was the stage decor. The theme was classic white, with soft baby and fuchsia pink. With our stage backdrop seeming as “gates to heaven”. I was super happy with the overall decor.

My dears, keep coming back for more love stories!

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Planning & Design: L&B Events | Venue: Crest Hollow Country Club | Floral & Decor: Royal Elite | Hair: Hairstyle by Grissi | Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Gigi | Catering: Cotillion Restaurant | Bridal Fashions: Max Bridal | Cinematography: Royal Elite | Photography: Raj Foto Pavilion


Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Tuesday is here, Maharanis! I am eager to share a lovely Indian wedding festivity that will inspire you. So, without further ado, let's begin with Nikitha & Sagar's special day! Their love started when they both worked at the same clinic, the handsome groom asked Nikitha on a date, and she realized that she couldn't be the best version of herself without him. Sagar is amazing at surprises, and his proposal was a complete surprise that came with an email invitation to a fake event, a beautiful floral canopy set up on the beach, and friends that made the proposal even more perfect! They planned their wedding through distance as they were in two different states. However, their love and passion for each other and their big day were immense, so they managed to plan their events with Divine Wedding Details' professionalism and elegance! These lovebirds decided to host a magical reception at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West, a luxurious place that is all about tradition, plus it is so romantic and chic! To help with the decor of every event, the Prashe Decor team did their best, and the results were adorable! This lovely couple made sure to go above and beyond with every detail so the guests could enjoy and celebrate their love. To put the musical touch on this event, Desi Junction DJs played the best songs and provided the energy to make everyone dance all night long! Our newlyweds also wanted to make sure everyone had fun, so a photo booth by Plush Photo Booth was in order! Maharanis, we cannot leave behind the delicious treats of this event! Haute Sweets is a team that creates exquisite pastries, desserts, cakes, and more delicious treats. They made this event sweeter and memorable! My favorite part of the entry is here! Fashionable outfits, perfect makeup, and magical looks were present throughout Nikitha & Sagar's special day. Styles By Swati - Salon SBSJtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry, and Paper Dolls Makeup highlighted our Maharani's delicate beauty! I cannot stress enough how gorgeous she looked. You can see it yourself by heading over to this spectacular gallery by Lin & Jirsa Photography!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Sagar when I was a medical student in Dallas, Texas. He was a second year resident training in Ophthalmology at the time. I was interested in Ophthalmology, and I happened to be assigned to his clinic that day. Sagar had actually seen a picture of me on social media over a year before we met while he was living in Denver. He told his younger sister, who went to the same medical school as me, to keep an eye out for me (lol), but he had forgotten about it completely until that day when I walked into his clinic. Eventually, he asked me on a date, and from the beginning, I was always intrigued by him. He is so unpredictable and spontaneous with his wit, intelligence, and curiosity. He is also one of the kindest and most empathetic people I have ever met. I don't think there was one standalone moment when I knew he was my life partner, but over time, I realized that I couldn't be the best version of myself without him.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Sagar is amazing at surprises, and his proposal was a complete surprise (I'm not lying lol). He thought of every detail to keep it a secret, and it worked. He created an email account for a fake pharmaceutical company and sent me an email inviting my residency program to a drug rep dinner at a nice steakhouse in Laguna Beach, where he actually was going to propose on the beach. He got my friends to convince me to go with them, and he told me he couldn't be there because he was on call, but that he would join later. I had just gotten off of a night shift that morning and was planning on bailing on this dinner. I texted my friends to try to flake, and of course, they wouldn't take no for an answer. So I begrudgingly got ready for the dinner and went with them to the resort. We had a great time bar hopping before the drug rep dinner, and it just so happened that same night was actually prom night for the high schools in the area, so there were people dressed up all around the hotel. My friend said there was this really great spot on the beach that she wanted to show us, so all of walked down to the beach. As we were walking across, I saw Sagar from a distance, and my first thought was "Oh, great, he made it to the dinner!". I saw a beautiful floral canopy set up on the beach, which I thought was for the high school prom. It wasn't until I saw a photographer taking pictures of us that I realized the set up was for me, and this was my proposal! Sagar said some beautiful words and of course, I said yes. We reunited with all of our friends, and I still thought there was a drug rep dinner we all had to attend, because Sagar's lies were so convincing!

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 basically planned our wedding twice because of COVID, as many other couples have had to do as well due to canceled weddings. To make things even harder, we were both still in training AND doing long distance; I was in residency in Dallas, and he was in fellowship in Los Angeles. You wouldn't think a 2 hour time difference was that significant, but it really was, especially when almost everyday we had a wedding planning meeting. Since we had to reschedule our wedding, it was definitely tough to coordinate new dates with all of our vendors. But we truly had a much easier experience due to our amazing wedding planner (Divine Wedding Details). One of the venues we had booked would not allow rescheduling or refunds despite the pandemic, which was unfortunate, but other than that, everyone was so accommodating and helpful. The theme for our wedding was initially "The 20/20 Experience" after Justin Timberlake's album, since we are both ophthalmologists, and our wedding was scheduled for 2020. We even modeled our Save The Date magnets after that album cover, which we later made into crew neck sweatshirts and hoodies for our wedding guests! Obviously, the 2020 Experience was terrible for the entire world, so we dropped the title and kept the cool picture of us. The vision for our wedding was always to make our weekend a unique, memorable, and fun experience for our friends and family. We wanted everyone to have a great time and were willing to go above and beyond to make sure our guests were taken care of. The other parts of the wedding weekend were just details to us. We collaborated with Bilen Walga with Prashe Decor for decorating our big events, and he made the process so fun and efficient. He picked up on what our taste was in our first meeting. The rest of our vendors were also really great to work with and their experience in the wedding business really showed. Both of our outfits came from a variety of different designers, some of which include Anita Dongre, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi, Valdrin Sahiti, Dolce & Gabanna and my personal favorite, Falguni Shane Peacock. I wore a traditional Telugu sari from India for our ceremony. We coordinated with the Indian designers via WhatsApp and video calls, which was great given that we could not travel there at the time. Planning a big Indian wedding is definitely a lot of work, especially when you have demanding jobs, but we both were so happy with the outcome of everyone's hard work! My favorite part of our wedding weekend was adding personal touches for those we love. For example, my sister loves Dippin' Dots, so we actually had Dippin' Dots cater part of the dessert at our Sangeeth!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew I would wear a traditional South Indian sari for my wedding, and thankfully, I had the help of my mom and one of my best friends (Ambika Shivarajpur) to pick out the perfect one. I didn't have a color in mind, but when I shop for clothes, I know right away if it's the "one" or not. We went to about 12 different sari stores in Hyderabad (pre-pandemic) to find the right one (I am pretty picky), but I think it turned out pretty great.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the process for both me and Sagar was filming our own music video to be played at our entrance at the Reception! I had always wanted to film a music video for our wedding, and Sagar is someone who would never think to do that. That's one of the themes of our relationship; I constantly have crazy ideas for us, and most of the time he goes along with them. But he not only participated, he was the best part of the whole video. One of his favorite songs is Right Above It by Lil Wayne ft. Drake, so that's the song we chose. We bought all the equipment to shoot a music video the same day and we recruited one of our best friends (Dheeraj Reddy: https://www.dpr.photos/) to film it for us. We had our closest friends and my sister direct it, and it turned out amazing. The video really showed us in our true element. It was one of the most fun parts of our wedding for both of us.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests have told us so many positive things about our wedding, and that's all that mattered to us:  our family and friends to have a memorable and fun time. Guests told us they felt very well taken care of; we had meals and drinks for all guests for the whole weekend even if there wasn't an official event. We also made sure every single guest was fully vaccinated for COVID before attending, and we made it mandatory to be vaccinated to attend. We also had sanitizing stations, masks, temperature checks, and rapid COVID testing on site at each event. As a result, our guests felt much safer celebrating with each other, and they felt grateful to feel a sense of community after a long time. That's what meant the most and made us feel like our hard work had paid off. We had a lot of people tell us that they loved our speeches and the fact that our personality showed in our planning.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Sagar has never been a dancer, and I am the total opposite. I have been dancing my whole life, and it truly is one of my passions. I was on an all girls Bollywood Fusion dance team throughout college, and we competed nationally. I still teach at a dance studio; dance is something I will always be passionate about. Sagar on the other hand, truly has zero coordination on the dance floor. I had always wanted to do a fun Indian dance together at our reception, but I knew he wouldn't be able to because it truly stresses him out! At our reception, Sagar surprised me with a 5 minute long Bollywood dance performance that he secretly coordinated with over 30 of our friends! He did a dance to Chura Ke Dil Mera with a bunch of my girl friends who were on my dance team, and it took every bit of self control I had to not jump on the dance floor with them! He looked amazing, and I was having the time of my life watching him dance. It was my personal favorite part of the whole weekend, and it shows the type of person Sagar is. He would do anything for the people he cares about, even conquer two of his greatest fears: dancing and dancing in front of an AUDIENCE. I probably watched his dance over 50 times on repeat the week after our wedding.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Wedding planning is HARD. And if you have a full-time demanding job, it's even harder. And if you are doing long-distance with your partner, girl, say a few prayers. But a good planning team, friends and family that care about you two, and reliable vendors make the process much easier. I have only planned one wedding, so we don't have a whole lot of wisdom on the matter, but I will say, make the wedding memorable the way YOU want it to be remembered. After all is said and done, you and your man should be able to look back and feel like it was exactly what you both wanted. Also, take time to relax during everything. I remember my sister pulled me aside the week of the wedding and forced me to slow down and meditate with her for 10 minutes (she's the best). Don't forget to take care of yourself, mentally and physically, because you're going to need that energy! Sagar's words of wisdom are as follows: "Have fun and may the Lord be with you". LOL, but seriously.

That is all for today, Maharanis! See you tomorrow for a new romantic story!

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Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Venues: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West | Hair & Makeup: Jtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry | Planner: Divine Wedding Details | Florist: Prashe Decor | Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls Makeup | Catering: Basera Indian Cuisine | DJ + Mobile DJ/Truck Baraat/Lighting/LED Screens + Projectors/Confetti Cannons + CO2 Guns: Desi Junction DJs | Desserts (Sangeet): Dippin Dots (c/o Encore Productions) | Desserts (Sangeet): Nothing Bundt Cakes | Desserts (Reception): Haute Sweets | Cinematography: Memories Films | Stationery: Divine Wedding Details | Photo Booth: Plush Photo Booth | Rentals: Center Stage Floors | Rentals: Lawson Event Rentals | Rentals: AM Linen Rentals | Baraat Transportation: Texas TukTuks | Designer: Prashe Decor | Entertainment (Reception Cocktail Hour): Justin Cash | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography


Bridgewater, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Saroj Studios

Maharanis, time passes by, and with time comes love. Don't you think? Tuesday is perfect for reading a new entry and imagining how your future wedding would be. Let me tell you about this Indian Fusion wedding hosted at a classy venue, The Palace at Somerset. Meghana & Andrew decided to walk through life as an in-love couple, and they did it exquisitely! They celebrated two different ceremonies at Sri Venkateswara Temple and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, but they were equally moving!  Events By Srishti did excellent planning and design. It was worth a million ovations! The salon was embellished by the beauty of colorful flowers and incredible lightning, creating the perfect cozy yet elegant ambiance to celebrate with the newlyweds. All of this was possible thanks to the vision and professionalism of Partyland Sajawat. What a great job they did! Maharanis, you know how important it is to pamper your guests. A perfect way to do it is to make them dance and feel the love in the room! Our couple knew this was something they needed to do, so they decided to call Platinum Roadshow. They are professionals in providing the perfect entertainment and event lighting to complete your planning flawlessly! My dears, let's talk about the unbelievable look of our Maharani. Thanks to the extraordinary job Cinderella Bridez did, the head-turning look of Meghana was completed by sleek makeup and hairstyle design. And I cannot leave behind the incredible Mehndi by Hennafly. It left everyone sighing. Without any doubt, this dazzling combo provided a well-balanced combination of tradition, charm, and grace to the overall look. Maharanis, our couple, wanted to relive their big day for the rest of their lives. That is why they decided to call Saroj Studios to capture the most incredible moments. As a result, a very moving set of pictures came, and the best part of this is that we have created a gallery for you to be part of this; and you will love it!

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That is all, my dear Maharanis! Come back for more!

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Photography: Saroj Studios | Planning & Design: Events By Srishti | Ceremony Venue: Sri Venkateswara Temple | Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: The Palace at Somerset | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Catering: Moghul Catering | DJ: Platinum Roadshow | Bridal Fashions: Sabyasachi | Mehndi Artist: Hennafly


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