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Somerset, NJ Indian Wedding by Manish and Sung Photography

Happy Thursday, ladies! We hope you are ready to dive into a new love story because Jaya & Sunil's wedding affair will make your heart melt with tenderness and joy. Not to mention that you will get tons of inspiring ideas from it, so let's get ready to check it out! The halls of The Marigold hosted the long-awaited wedding ceremony that united Jaya & Sunil in marriage. And as soon as we laid our eyes on the jaw-dropping shots captured by Manish and Sung Photography, we were lost in a mesmerizing haze of delight over the heavenly decor Wedding Design crafted for this wedding ceremony. They raised the bar and exceeded all expectations matching the elegance of the venue with a captivating scenery so impressive that we were rendered speechless! Our glowing Maharani burst into the scene in show-stopping beauty, wearing a traditional lengha embellished with golden embroidery. Makeup by Anita elevated this look designing an exquisite makeup and hairstyle, while Mehndibyanuja crowned this vision of beauty with an artistic Mehndi design. This winning combination resulted in a dreamy look that might serve as inspiration for brides-to-be. After the ceremony, all guests celebrated along with the newlyweds in a fabulous reception party, dancing to the beats of Amplifire Entertainment, and enjoying the delicious food served by Chand Palace! This was the wedding celebration Jaya & Sunil always wanted, and this could not have been possible without Urvashi Mishra, Wedding & Event Planner. These talented and highly experienced team took care of the planning and execution of the entire wedding bash, delivering nothing but utter perfection throughout the entire celebrations, so big kudos to them! If you want to dive a little deeper into this magical and captivating ceremony, you cannot miss the gallery that we have prepared for today. And if that is not enough, don't miss the cinematographic delight by Daniel Ward Videography already featured in our Video Blog! We are sure that you are going to love them both! 

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That is all for today, darlings. Make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

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Catering: Chand Palace | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Anita | Planning & Design: Urvashi Mishra, Wedding & Event Planner | DJ: Amplifire Entertainment | Venues: The Marigold | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: AATMA performance | Cinematography: Daniel Ward Videography | Mehndi Artist: Mehndibyanuja | Groom's Outfit: Manish Malhotra | Groom's Outfit: Shyamal Bhumika | Groom's Outfit: Tarun Tahiliani | Bride's Outfit: Deepali Shah | Bride's Outfit: Rabani & Rakha | Photography: Manish and Sung Photography


Poughkeepsie, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by The DV Image

Good morning, Maharanis! We have reached the end of this fantastic week, but we are not done yet! We have prepared a phenomenal time for you. So get ready to be amazed by the beauty that surrounded Reashma & Sujith's wedding celebration. This was a glorious celebration, where two different cultures mingle together to celebrate the love union from their favorite ones. The interiors of The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie was chosen by our lovely duo to celebrate their wedding ceremony. Everything was perfectly trimmed and planned by L&B Events, who took our lovebirds' vision and transformed it into a dream come true! And we cannot forget about the marvelous decoration crafted by House of Dipali, who filled every inch of this celebration with beautiful floral arrangements that left everyone speechless. To conclude this phenomenal time, a fantastic wedding reception was hosted inside the halls of The Villa Borghese, and to turn the gala into an epic party, our friends from DJTM jumped into the stage and played their phenomenal beats, making everyone dance the whole night! Thank heaven we have the talent from The DV Image, who captured all details and created this fantastic gallery. So make sure to visit it. I know that you will be delighted! 

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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 went about planning our wedding by first looking for the perfect venue. My husband's family resides in Long Island, NY and my family resides in Albany, NY. We decided to have the wedding in Poughkeepsie, NY since it was the halfway point between our hometowns. The staff at the Villa Borghese were on board from the get-go. Nothing was too much to ask and they went above and beyond to accommodate our every whim. For the ceremony, I had always wanted to get married in a beautiful, old church with lots of architectural details. Both Sujith and I instantly fell in love with the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie on sight. Because of the classic design of my dress and the old world style of the church, we decided on an English Garden feel for our ceremony. We had lots of white and blush pink florals accented with greenery throughout the space. For our evening reception, we decided to add black accents to bring more dramatic flair. House of Dipali was responsible for all of our florals and staging. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I remember watching the Royal Wedding in 2018 and falling in love with Meghan Markle's simple, yet elegant wedding gown. I knew right then that I wanted my wedding gown to be as equally timeless. After trying on many dresses, I came to the realization that I may need to go the custom route in order to achieve what I envisioned. I went to Xena's Bridal, a local boutique in my hometown, and I was able to customize an existing gown by Casablanca. My wedding gown ended up being everything I imagined and more!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests loved the Venetian Hour at the end of our wedding.  The Villa Borghese brought out eight tables of desserts from La Deliziosa Bakery and guests were provided with little boxes to take desserts home. There were also sparklers, an ice sculpture, and a Bananas Foster Flambé station. Villa Borghese also provided Gyros and fries for all of our guests as a late night snack on their way out.
 
Was there a really special moment at your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The highlight of the night was looking onto the dance floor and seeing all of our friends and family from all over the world crowded onto the dance floor. We felt so blessed and loved at that moment.
 
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.
My cousins and I have choreographed and danced together since we were very young and so I thought it only appropriate that we perform at the reception. All of my bridesmaids joined in and it was such a special part of the evening.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The wedding day is such a blur, but don't forget to take the time to enjoy it! It really does go by in the blink of an eye.

If you want to get more inspiration, visit us tomorrow. We have more for you!
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Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Ceremony Venue: The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie | Reception Venue: The Villa Borghese | Planning & Design: L&B Events | Hair & Makeup: Timeless Updos | Catering: Villa Borghese | DJ: DJTM | Bridal Fashions: Xena's Bridal | Cake & Treats: La Deliziosa | Cinematography: The DV Image | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Valavi Wedding Cards | Transportation: New Jersey Limo Bus | Tuxedos: Brooks Brothers | Photography: The DV Image


Reston, VA Indian Wedding by Photographick Studios

Good morning, Maharanis! This phenomenal week is almost over, and as always, we are here to give you a daily shot of inspiration. Today we have something special prepared for you as we are double featuring a spectacular event that will take your breath away. We are unveiling the beauty that surrounded Komal & Shahrukh's wedding festivities! So you can enjoy a phenomenal film, and also the beautiful photo gallery down below. Both are creations of the talented team from Photographick Studios. They made sure to capture every detail and memorable moment of the celebration, and they were kind enough to share their work with us, so we can get our inspiration going. Dream Shaadi was in charge of transforming this wedding into a real fairy tale, and they absolutely nailed it! The way they took our lovebirds' vision and turned it into a dream come true was perfect! Our lovely duo chose the exclusive Hilton McLean Tysons Corner and also the striking Hyatt Regency Reston to host their long-awaited wedding festivities. And we want to take a moment to admire the ravishing look of our gorgeous Maharani, who impressed everyone during the entire celebrations after being glamorized by Naima - The Makeup Artist. Everyone had a great time enjoying the delicious food served by Diya Bistro, the beautiful decoration crafted by Dharma Events, and the upbeat melodies played by DynastyAV, who jumped into the stage and turned the gala into an epic party. Relive all the amazingness surrounding this grand wedding by visiting today's gallery. You will love every bit of it!

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Don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new inspiring story!

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Photography: Photographick Studios | Planning & Design: Dream Shaadi | Cinematography: Photographick Studios | DJ: DynastyAV | Lighting: DynastyAV | Venues: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner | Hair & Makeup: Naima - The Makeup Artist | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Reston | Floral & Decor: Dharma Events | Catering: Diya Bistro | DJ: Desi Junction DJs


Miami, FL Indian Engagement by Geoffrey Photography Studio

Happy Thursday, Ladies! If you are not a fairy tale believer, today, we will change your mindset, as we are pleased to present you with the engagement session between Sandy & Nibin. So let us guide you through the marvelous and romantic photoshoot from his memorable day, that will remain to posterity. To begin this journey, let me take you to the beautiful surroundings of the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. This magical venue was chosen by these lovebirds to show the world the beginning of their everlasting love story, which started with the all famous: "Would you marry me?". How romantic is this? Our friends from Diego Stuart Films were present to film the magical moment with a phenomenal film that captured every single emotion from this special day. As you scroll down, you will be enchanted by the enormous talent of Geoffrey Photography Studio, who made sure to portray all of the intimate moments and transformed them into a fantastic photo gallery that you will love so much. So, don't think twice and get ready to admire all the beauty that surrounded this moment. 

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Dont forget to visit us back, as we have more special moments prepared for you!

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Cinematography: Diego Stuart Films | Engagement Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Photography: Geoffrey Photography Studio


Chantilly, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Akbar Sayed Photography

Happy Monday, Maharanis! We hope you had a fantastic weekend. We were dying to come back to you with another love memoir. Today we are honored to feature the beauty surrounding Vishaka & Harrison's fusion wedding celebration. In this first episode, we are heading down to the Chinmaya Somnath for their traditional Hindu ceremonies. A perfectly chosen place to host this magical event that, without doubt, brought many new and unforgettable memories to these soulmates by becoming one single unit through love. Underneath a beautiful and lighted mandap, our lovebirds swore their eternal love. The place looked impeccable as the phenomenal talent from Shagun Weddings surrounded every corner with fantastic flowered decors and ornaments that gave a traditional look but, at the same time, a warmed environment. The most remarkable moment of the night was when our Maharani appeared at the entrance and walked through the aisle with her dazzled presence. She was looking way so beautiful as she rightly chose Styles By Swati - Salon SBS for her beauty needs. What a perfect choice! Not to mention the incredible henna art design that Mehndi With Heena created for her. You can relive this moment thanks to the professional work of Akbar Sayed Photography, who will make us sigh with the images they captured and with the film that features the highlights of these events. So make sure to visit today's gallery.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met at a trivia night in Dayton, Ohio, shortly after the Air Force stationed us both here! The rest is history.
 
From the Bride:
Harrison always makes me feel safe and protected. He made me feel comfortable being my true self since day one, and before I knew it he broke my walls down and was my best friend. I never had to doubt he would stand by me and stand up for me, but also encourage me to be my best self and grow with me.
 
From the Groom:
Vishaka always puts me and my needs above her own from the first day and every day since. Her love inspires me to be my best self and I've known from the beginning that she was the woman i wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed at Disney World, during HIS birthday dinner, on the shores of the Grand Floridian resort while watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks across the lake!
 
Because it was his birthday I told him he could pick any restaurant that sounded good to him and he said he would make the reservation. When I found out the time of the dinner reservation I was initially super stressed out because we would be missing the Magic Kingdom fireworks, which would start around 15 minutes after our reservation time. He apologized and said he really wanted to eat at this one restaurant and this was the only reservation available, I softened up a bit and told him that we could just watch fireworks at the park the next night. Little did I know that our dinner reservation was at a restaurant with a patio across the lake from Magic Kingdom! He had planned with the restaurant for the waitress to offer to take a photo of us because it was his birthday, at which time they brought out my ring on a platter tucked into Cinderella's slipper along with champagne! Not only did he sneakily manage to capture our big moment with photos, but we also got to watch the fireworks from the patio of the restaurant with the show's audio streamed straight to the restaurant speakers! It was a fairytale night.
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We did our mehndi party at my parents house and kept it at an intimate 70 guests (haha!), whereas our wedding ceremony and reception sat at 200-250 guests.
 
Wedding day started off with a 3AM wakeup call to start hair and makeup for myself, my mother, and the bridal party. Although it was such an early start to the day, we enjoyed each other's company and my amazing day-of coordinator made a Starbucks run for us. (I absolutely love planning and I wanted to have a say in every detail of our big day, while being respectful of the traditions and rituals that my parents cherish and value, so finding balance was really important. We got a wedding coordinator involved fairly early in the process so that she could make sure all of our voices were heard and so she could bring my vision and planning to life on the big day while my groom, our families, our bridal party, and I were all able to truly enjoy the day. Definitely one of the best investments in wedding planning- we love Anisha from Our Day Events and are so grateful to have her team as part of our dream team!)
 
We had a tradition-meets-glamour Tamil Brahmin Hindu ceremony in the morning, followed by lunch. This was at a Hindu community center. It felt more spiritually focused than a hotel ballroom but was also a more elegant and private venue than a temple. Because it is a long ceremony and our American guests as well as many of the Indian guests don't know about the beautiful meanings behind the traditions, we did a lot of research with the help of our priest, and put together a narrative script for my cousin (who was my Maid of Honor) to read through so the guests would understand the significance of each phase of the ceremony.
 
Manju Mehta from Shagun Weddings was great to work with because she makes sure she gets to know each couple and each family to truly personalize your decor and bring your vision to life. She went through every aspect of decor with me from lighting to fabrics and layout of each event space. She also toured the venues with us to ensure that we would get what we wanted. One of the tricky things with a big ceremony like that is when close family members and the bridal party are actively involved in the ceremony it is often hard for guests to be able to watch the ceremony. We rented out special 2 feet tall risers for the whole mandap and jhoola/oonjal (Swing) so that no one would have to stand up or move around to be able to watch our ceremony.
 
The guests had a few hours of downtime to rest, and in the evening we had cocktail hour, followed by a Christian ceremony at the reception venue that led us straight into our reception. This venue was the embodiment of glamor-- marble floors, grand staircases, and huge chandeliers with an AV system that was out of this world. I really wanted cold sparks (indoor fireworks), and they were able to make that dream come true, but also able to include versatile uplighting, dance floor lighting, and fog/cloud effects for our first dance. The AV systems were incorporated into the venue, so planning for our DJ and lighting and special effects was easy because it all came part of the package!
 
The evening was basically a luxurious fairytale dream. My family is very traditional in their Hindu background and my husband's side of the family has non-denominational Christian backgrounds, so we wanted to be able to incorporate both traditions into our big day. We are both active duty Air Force officers (which is how we met in Dayton, OH) so he wore his mess dress uniform (or as I like to call it his "Prince Charming getup") for our Christian ceremony and reception.
 
The trickiest part of wedding planning is figuring out priorities and budgeting. Although parents are often as generous with their wallets as they are boundless with their love, it is important as an Indian-American woman to be able to contribute to her own wedding and minimize unnecessary expenditure when possible. Instead of getting a multi-tiered traditional wedding cake in a few flavors, we opted for a unique twist with Nothing Bundt Cakes! We got a cupcake tower from Amazon, had them place our bundt cake on the top tier, and filled the remaining tiers and our dessert table with bundtinis (their version of cupcakes) in 7 or 8 different flavors! We bought gold cupcake liners from Hobby Lobby in lieu of the dark brown standard ones the bakery uses so that they would tie into our decor theme a little better, and that small detail made a very pretty difference. We also had a variety of Indian pastries on platters, so our guests had a vast repertoire of desserts (and flavors) to indulge in. There were several things we definitely splurged on -- especially venues and photo/videography, but we wouldn't change that for the world. Our venues were beautiful, our decor was true to our vision, we had a dream-come-true day, and above all of it we have breathtaking photography and videography that artfully capture our memories.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
For our Hindu ceremony in the morning, I have been dreaming of a luxurious red kancheepuram silk saree from Chennai Silks since the moment I saw it on a commercial several years ago. It was part of their Vivaaha collection and my mom actually went to India to get it for me! I felt so elegant in that saree.
 
My favorite part was my 9-yard saree which is traditionally worn during the second half of a Hindu Brahmin wedding. I didn't want a cookie-cutter maroon one, but I wanted it to be fun and true to who I am while paying respect to our roots. I actually ended up getting a saree made straight from the silk looms of Kancheepuram with multicolored checkers and a border in my favorite colors: hot pink with gold embroidery!
 
I knew there was no way I could pull off wearing an all-white gown in front of my parents and 200 of their best friends (as all-white is often considered inauspicious), so my white gown dreams came true in the form of the most beautiful ivory lehenga I've ever laid eyes on (thanks Meenal aunty from Meenal's Indian Fashions in Herndon, VA!).
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We scripted our Christian ceremony ourselves (as in, I did it with his help in selecting scripture readings) and a close friend of his from college (the United States Air Force Academy) also happens to be an ordained minister so we had her officiate our Christian ceremony. It was a really special and personal touch we were able to add to our day.
 
I also really enjoyed putting together the narrative for my MoH to read during our Hindu ceremony. Not only did it help our guests understand the phases of the ceremony but it also helped us better understand and appreciate the traditions that we were honoring.
 
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 DIY-ed a lot of stuff! We got blush and gold gift bags in bulk from an online outlet, designed and made our own Thank You stickers using Avery software to put on the bags, and even made our seating cards for our guests at the reception with Avery software and cardstock.
 
With the help of some of my bridesmaids, I was able to make a sign for the shoe room at the ceremony venue, welcome signs for the ceremony and reception venues, a Pinterest-style sign for free seating at the lunch, and a sign in memory of my great-grandmother for her seat at the wedding ceremony.
 
Using the Audacity app, I cut the music for several of the dance routines: our first dance, another choreographed Bollywood duet we did, a bride and maid-of-honor duet dance, as well as the music for each of the bridal party entrances and our Christian ceremony entrance! I actually counted the number of steps at our reception venue and timed the counts of music for us to make it down the stairs at the same time and meet in the middle for the ceremony. It all takes time and hard work but all the personal pieces made our day so special.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
We had an unforgettable day that still feels like a dream, and we hope it helps inspire other couples to believe you really can have all you want in your big day if you plan for it and make it happen-- no matter the different backgrounds you come from, it'll be a beautiful dreamy union of you and the person you love and choose and fought for, but also your families. Remember that the people you include in your dream team for your dream day should be the people you want and trust to make the best of the day for you.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Instead of bouquets we did diyas (clay lamps) for each of the bridesmaids to carry down the aisle. We used LED candles inside the lamps and the outside of the lamps were decorated with mirrors and intricate Indian paint patterns.
 
Mehndi with Heena was an amazing decision for us. Heena aunty and her team were stellar in personalizing my Mehndi and making each woman's experience so special. She included every unique detail of my and Harrison's love story and life into my henna design, and even did a beautiful pattern on his hand with my name written in it. Fabulous genuine high-quality art which I will remain forever grateful for.

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Floral & Decor: Shagun Weddings | Photography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Mehndi Artists: Mehndi With Heena | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Cinematography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Ceremony Venue: Chinmaya Somnath | Reception Venue: The Bellevue | Planning & Design: Our Day Events (Anisha Ninan) | Catering: Paradise Indian Cuisine | DJ: DJ Lucky (Platinum Entertainment) | DJ: Bellevue AV Creations | Cake & Treats: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Hindu Priest for the morning ceremony: Venkatrama Sastri | Christian ceremony: Jasmine Niklas


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