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Las Vegas, NV Indian Wedding by Memories Studio

Good morning, ladies! Let's start this Tuesday by taking a look at a beautiful and romantic love story featuring Heny & Satesh'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 Memories Studio. But this outstanding photographic studio had so much more to share with us that we decided to make a double feature to delight you with the enchanting photos they captured throughout the entire wedding bash. So, get yourself comfortable and enjoy this wedding extravaganza thoroughly orchestrated by Crimson Bleu Events, who took care of every detail to make this unique and unforgettable event. For the wedding ceremony officiated at the Jekyll Island Club Resorts, Suhaag Garden designed a beautiful decor that mirrored the glamorous look of our gorgeous Maharani, who looked like a princess throughout the entire festivities. After the wedding ceremony, it was time to head down to the Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate this lovebirds' life milestone with a vibrant reception party animated by M4U Events, who owned the stage playing upbeat melodies that put everyone on their feet. Hands down, this was the wedding celebration Heny & Satesh always wanted! If you want to check more of this beautiful young couple, don't miss today's full 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. So don't think twice and get ready to enjoy it!

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That is all for today, darlings. But don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new love story!

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Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | DJ: M4U Events | Cinematography: Memories Studio | Photography: Memories Studio | Ceremony Venue: Jekyll Island Club Resorts | Reception Venue: Wynn Las Vegas | Floral & Decor: Suhaag Garden | Reception Floral & Decor: Destinations by Design Las Vegas | Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Blush and Glow By Artee | Family Hair & Makeup: Blush Beauty by Nadia & Kripa Bhatt | Reception Makeup: Makeup by Shilpa | Family Hair & Makeup: Amelia C & Co | Catering: Mint Indian Bistro | DJ: Encore Events Djs Harsh Patel | Wedding Outfit: Shyamal & Bhumika | Cake & Treats: Wynn Las Vegas | Wedding Stationery: Marigold Invites | Reception Stationery: Creatively Patel | Reception Stylist / Barber: Suraj.hair | Garba Band: JashnATL | Mehndi Artist: Atlanta Henna Studio | Photo Booths: Parties Outta Sight | Snapchat Filters: Creatively Patel | Reception Dance Floor: Events By Bliss LV


Los Angeles, CA Indian Wedding by Megan Ann Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! We are heading to the end of this fabulous week, and we don't want to end it without presenting you with the magical wedding festivities between Anjali & Vivek. The Majestic Downtown was the exclusive venue chosen by our lovebirds to celebrate their spectacular wedding ceremony and reception. And let me tell you that every single guest enjoyed this entire celebration to the fullest. In case you were wondering who was the mastermind behind the planning and organization, we have the right answer for you! It was none other than The Marigold Company, who embraced our lovebirds' vision and took it to a higher level, creating the wedding of their dreams. The glamour and elegance were present throughout the entire wedding, filling every corner of the halls! From the beautiful horse from Enchanted Carriages rode by Raja Vivek during the Baraat to the phenomenal music beats played by Riamu Entertainment, this wedding celebration was memorable as it overflowed with so many emotions and inspiring moments. We are so lucky to have the talented team form Megan Ann Photography, capturing every detail of this wedding, as they created a marvelous photo gallery that got us sighing. So make sure to visit it. I know you will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
The Bride's version - It was the Sunday before Labor Day 2014 and I was living at home in Tracy at the time. My parents and my best friend Avneet were trying to get me to go out and have some fun because I was in a funk from commuting 4 hours each day to and from the city for work. Eventually, I drove myself the 60+ miles to Palo Alto to meet up with Avneet just to get them all off my back. We ended up at a bar named Nola in Palo Alto when a guy came up to our table and complimented my pants. This guy was Vivek and the rest as they say is history. Over the past 5 years Vivek has introduced me to slang such as "shambles" and "fire", he's proven that there is someone out there that talks more than I do, and has exposed me to the music of legends such as Rick Ross and RL Grime. I cannot wait to marry the one person that I know will keep me laughing for years to come.
 
The Groom's version - Labor Day 2014 started off as a simple daytime housewarming party at my friend Jimit’s new home, but who would’ve thought it would be the luckiest night of my life. After calling some close friends to head out for the evening after the festivities were done, we chose a location well known for its social scene and abundance of nightlife options - Palo Alto, CA. Little did I know that a beautiful (and extremely sarcastic) woman would be sitting at a table wearing a pair of Zebra pants that I “complimented” as an excuse to sit down next to her. I knew Anjali was special when she pretended to laugh at my jokes for the rest of the evening and even agreed to give me her phone number - huge mistake on her part, but major win for me. We went on our first date later that week and ever since then I’ve learned how important color-coding calendars can be, how to throw epic birthday parties, and most importantly how to put the people you care about before yourself because Anjali does all these things better than anyone I’ve ever known. I am so lucky and thankful to have met this amazing woman and can’t wait to take on the world together with her!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal story by the bride - December 1st was supposed to be just another Saturday. I was going to go with some friends to the top of Coit Tower and get brunch at a restaurant I hated in North Beach afterwards. That Saturday we met at my house and after some hullabaloo over my poor outfit choice(white jeans and a camel colored coat) we were on our way.
 
When we arrived at Coit Tower a guide told us we were going on a private tour. My friend Vidya had bought the tickets and I just assumed she had opted for the pricier option without informing me. After reciting some false facts I had learned about Coit Tower on a segway tour to the guide in the elevator we were now at the top. We walked out, took some Instagram stories of the views, and right when I turned the corner I saw Vivek in a camel colored coat I had made him buy the year earlier which he hadn't worn until that day. My initial thought was "Oh no! I'm wearing a camel colored coat. This is so embarrassing!", but it quickly transitioned to "Oh my goodness I'm getting engaged!". As Vivek started talking my eyes started watering until I was crying like a baby! Needless to say I responded with a resounding "YES!".
 
After a mini photoshoot with a photographer that had popped out from behind Vivek during this entire process, we were on our way to brunch. As we got out of the car and walked to this less than great restaurant, Vivek made a sharp turn and started walking towards my favorite restaurant, Park Tavern! When we got up to the front, the hostess escorted us up the stairs where 40 of our closest family and friends were waiting. Of course the waterworks started again.
 
We enjoyed an amazing brunch with our nearest and dearest followed by a bar crawl through North Beach. The day was more than I could've ever hoped for. Thank you again Vivek for planning the proposal of my dreams!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the most enjoyable part was the end result of course! Seeing all aspects of what you have planned come together is a feeling like no other. Seeing all my closest family and friends in our beautifully decorated venue, eating the food we had meticulously picked out, and dancing to tunes you had hand-selected is amazing. Wedding planning can be tough so remember, the end result is what you are working towards!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Vivek and I have been honored to attend 20+ weddings together. As frequent wedding guests ourselves we greatly appreciate(more than anything else) weddings that don't require us to think much. Therefore, when looking for a wedding venue we wanted to make sure our guests could check into a hotel and not have to worry about a thing! Our wedding hotel, The Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, was where most folks stayed and where our Sangeet was held. The next day our ceremony, lunch, cocktail hour, and reception were at the Majestic Downtown LA, which is only about 2 blocks away from the Sheraton Grand. We saw people walk, scooter, and uber over to the venue. Our after-party was at the Reserve night club right below the Majestic so once the reception was over we went to a private entrance within the reception venue to the nightclub and to our private room. Finally, our brunch the next morning was at the Sheraton Grand so people didn't have to go far to grab some OJ. Making things easy was what we wanted and I think we accomplished that!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment for me was hearing the baraat arriving at the venue. My parents had left to welcome the baraat, my bridesmaids and brideman had left to join the baraat, and I was by myself. I finally had time to reflect on what was going to happen. I was going to get married to the most amazing human being I had ever known! I could hear the loud dhol coming down the streets of downtown LA, hear people laughing and dancing, and hear the chatter of my family and friends waiting to welcome the baraat. Vivek and I chose not to do a first look because we wanted the first time we saw eachother to be when we walked down the aisle, how we had always pictured it. It took everything in me not to just look out the windows to sneak a peak at my groom, but I resisted. Instead, I soaked in this time by myself and got myself prepared to become Mrs. Tumrukota!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I have 2 pieces of advice, one for the bride and the other for the groom.
 
My advice for the bride - STAY ORGANIZED! I am an extremely organized person, but the wedding brought out a whole other level of organization in me that I didn't know I had. I had spreadsheets to organize my spreadsheets(no joke!). Planning a multi-day indian wedding with 300 guests and that too a destination wedding is not easy so make sure you have everything you need well organized. I had everything super crisp and tight which allowed me to do nothing except enjoy the wedding week. Of course there were things that didn't go as planned, there always will be, but being organized makes these happen less which causes a lot less stress. Use those google spreadsheets ladies!!
 
My advice for the groom - Planning a wedding is another full-time job. From the outside it might look like cake tastings and color schemes, which it is, but it's also negotiating contracts and making anywhere from 1-1000 decisions a day that can affect hundreds of people during your wedding. Needless to say, it gets stressful and very exhausting. To help with this, Vivek and I made a pact during this time - I would take on a majority of the wedding planning and he would take on a majority of other tasks like cooking, bills, and listening to me rant. Obviously listening to me rant was a majority of his role. Overall this helped take some other tasks off my plate and helped alleviate needless stress. Work with your bride and see what you can do to help. She might not want you to help with wedding planning necessarily, but find other ways you can help her out during this time. After all, you're committing to be partners for life so start now!

We have tons of inspiration prepared for you, so come back tomorrow! 
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DJ: Riamu Entertainment | Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Baraat: Enchanted Carriages | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Majestic Downtown | Floral & Decor: Kumba Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: SD Artistry Pro | Catering: Silver Service Catering | Cinematography: Avec Lumiere Productions | Photography: Megan Ann Photography


Addison, TX Indian Wedding by Texpertz Photography

Happy Friday, Maharanis! We just reached the end of this fabulous week, and we are here with a new love story that will captivate your soul. Today we will admire Farzana & Rahim's marvelous wedding festivities. On this installment, we will review the Sangeet celebration performed before the big day. To begin this lovely journey, let me share with you that every single detail from this memorable event was orchestrated by De'Ondra Turner, who, in all aspects, transformed our lovely duo's vision into a reality, creating a fantastic event! This pre-wedding ceremony was beautiful beyond words, and it united the two families to celebrate their favorite ones. The phenomenal beats from DJ Riz Entertainment created a magical environment making everyone dance the entire night. And we want to give a big shoutout to Prashe Decor, who crafted a beautiful decoration that added perfection to the night. If you are enjoying this wedding as much as we are, let me tell you that we have much more for you to keep enjoying it. Today, we are double featuring this event! We have the fantastic shots below and also a visual masterpiece in our Video Blog. Both are creations from Texpertz Photography, who made sure to capture every single detail from this entire celebration. So make sure to visit today's gallery for a new dose of inspiring ideas to get ready for the weekend. You will love it!

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We can't wait to present you the phenomenal outcome of this love story. So stay arround to enjoy it!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Venues: Venue Forty50 | Planning & Design: De'Ondra Turner | Floral & Decor: Prashe Decor | Cinematography: Texpertz Photography | Photography: Texpertz Photography


Amelia Island, FL Indian Wedding by Akbar Sayed Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! It is a pleasure to with you and show you the beauty that surrounded Meera & Avinash's wedding festivities. On this first installment, we will take a look at their beautiful Hindu wedding ceremony. The fantastic rituals took place outdoors, specifically at the lovely gardens of The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, where a stunning mandap decorated with roses, orchids, and hydrangeas by Myar Decor, was built for our lovely duo to promise eternal love to each other! Of course, behind such a great event there was a planning pro team, Amina Events that delivered fully! For these celebrations! Meera, our Maharani, was so ravishing and looked so glamorous while walking down the aisle with a dazzling pink lehenga that stole a tear from us. For this event, She made the right choice by trusting her beauty needs to Glam by Richa who was a fantastic glam team. If you want to relive this phenomenal moment, you can visit our today's gallery thanks to the talent from Akbar Sayed Photography. And if this is not enough, you can enjoy their highlight film created by Regal Palette Studio that we are also featuring today, here. You will love it.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
At first, we met briefly through mutual friends when he visited Marquette for our ISA cultural show. And of course I was captured by his handsomeness; but our story actually began 2 years after this, when we crossed paths again during a friend's birthday celebration. For whatever reason, everyone had cleared out for a while and Nash & I were the only two remaining in the room. So naturally, I took this opportunity to get to know him better and it was during this conversation that I recognized my counterpart. Little details, like our birthdays being one day apart, our challenges with having to be the younger sibling in our families of 4, and each of us considering ourselves "chameleons" because of our adaptability throughout life--he was so unique, honest, and refreshing. I had a feeling right away that this guy was going to be way more impactful in my life that I had initially thought.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Nash and I were taking a weekend roadtrip to Michigan on our own, without our dog. Saturday morning Nash had planned a wine tour at this amazing castle in Charlevoix. We were in the gift shop after the tour & the cashier recommended that we stroll by the pond area because we could go & feed birds. As we were walking over to the pond, I saw a man jogging with a dog and remember saying to Nash, "Man! We should have brought ours. We didn't we research the dog policy?"
He was just nervously laughing at this point and once we were close enough, I realized that the dog I had seen was our sweet boy Thor! And he was waiting on a bridge for us, surrounded by flowers, wine, and the cutest little sign. I was sobbing in tears at the disbelief of what was happening. Nash proposed on the bridge, and we got to capture these unbelievable moments with our pup right beside us.
We drove 6 hours back to Chicago right away, and Nash suggested that we stop by to wish our friends happy anniversary before heading home. Turns out it was a surprise party with every single one of my closest friends, even from out of town, along with our parents. The next day, he had planned a surprise brunch with one group of friends, a surprise lunch with another, followed by an evening with the rest of my immediate family members to bring the most surreal weekend to a close. I am still in awe that Nash was able to pull off 5+ surprises for me without me finding out.

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 had always dreamed of getting married outdoors near the water. Our two pieces of criteria when venue searching was that it would be along the water, and that having our dog would be able to be in all of our events. Once we visited the Ritz-Carlton resort in Amelia Island, FL it was a no-brainer.
Although we had 5 wedding events, I had a total of 8 outfits throughout the course of our wedding weekend. Every single piece was customized for me in Mumbai, except for what I wore the morning of my Grah Shanti, which was my mom's wedding sari that she had carefully preserved.
@GlamByRicha has been a close family friend of mine for years, so when it came to hair & makeup I knew I didn't want anyone else. She is so gifted at her art and she made me feel so beautiful with every look that she created. Myar Decor provided all of our florals and decor services; I wasn't a bride who had very specific visions in regards to decor but Mital worked with me so diligently, making sure no option went overlooked, and that I was comfortable with what she and her team were producing for us.
When I first met DesiBel Entertainment, our DJ team, at a wedding in Cancun in 2016 I promised myself that I wouldn't get married without them. Their saxophonist, Harshal Dave, is hands-down one of the most unique individuals I have ever met. Lastly, I cannot rave about Akbar Sayed Photography and Regal Palette Studio enough. Their work speaks for themselves and the amount of creativity and care that they put into their work is overwhelming. Nash and I were very blessed to be surrounded by teams of people with so much skill & patience.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Nash and I knew from the beginning that we were not a couple destined to wear the traditional red. One of the things I learned about Nash very early on is that one of his favorite colors is actually pink! Knowing that our wedding ceremony would be held outdoors, we envisioned pink & white as the perfect combination for our special day. At the same time, I wanted the embroidery of my dress to still be traditional and not overwhelmingly heavy, simply because of the fact that I knew I was going to be outdoors all morning. I also wanted the opportunity to re-purpose my wedding outfit and wear it to other functions, rather than have it hanging in my closet for the rest of my life.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
During the 11 months of wedding planning, trying to plan my dream wedding while also respecting my parents wishes was certainly a challenge. However, when I reflect on the process....it was also the most enjoyable component. I got to spend so much time with them, learn so much about their innermost thoughts and visions, strengthen our communication, and really just become so much closer to them--something I didn't think was possible after having been living with them for the majority of my life. Many people would rather have their parents on the sidelines, without any interference or input from them. But I consider myself so lucky to have had the privilege to overcome these barriers together and find a united outcome with them. Having the chance to figure out how to be on the same team before moving out: that was the most enjoyable part of planning for me.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our wedding was nearly 4 months ago; but to this day, we are still hearing from our guests about how phenomenal their Ritz-Carlton experience was throughout our wedding weekend. The most exquisite factor that we continue to hear about was the food! The concoction of dishes, the presentation of each item, and the uniqueness of the menu for each of the 5 events. We are so lucky to have met Chef Jayshri of Ritz-Carlton and have her lead the culinary experience for our wedding guests.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Absolutely. Our vidaai was the most memorable part of the entire weekend for me. Nash and I had decided on a 2-person scooter for our departure after the wedding. We knew this would be met with a lot of surprise as its not very traditional; but what we did not anticipate was how liberating our vidaai would really feel for us. Amelia Island is so unique, as it is surrounded by tunnels of trees as well as water....getting to drive off after the wedding, wrapped up around my new husband, wind in our faces with no one else around us, and being surrounded by this kind of beauty. It was truly the definition of "bliss".

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
If it won't matter 10 years from now, then don't waste time dwelling on it.

Don't miss the fabulous ending of this love story. So come back for it!

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Photography: Akbar Sayed Photography | Planning & Design: Amina Events | Ceremony Venue / Reception Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island | Floral & Decor: Myar Decor | Hair & Makeup: Glam by Richa | DJ: DesiBel Entertainment | Cinematography: Regal Palette Studio


Cedar Grove, NJ Indian Wedding by Jason Rhee Photography

Welcome back, ladies! As we promised, we are here to bring you the beautiful Nikkah ceremony and Walima of Zahra & Zohab's! On this final installment, we are taking you to The Grove NJ. A magical and perfectly selected venue, where the traditional ceremony and reception was hosted. The talent from Jason Rhee Photography was present, capturing every single detail and transforming them into a beautiful gallery. Just perfect! What began with a fabulous proposal; today, we could see it became a dream come true with a "Yes, I do." At the end of the ceremonies, all guests attended the fantastic celebration; and let me tell you that you could feel the love that filled every corner of that place. We can assure you that the phenomenal talent of All Event Decorators made it possible. It's just splendid! Every single ornament, flower, and customed designed centerpiece gave a luxury vibe to each table. Maharani, Zahra glowed in a phenomenal and traditional red and gold Anarkali and flawless makeup and hairstyle, all thanks to the Style by Susmita's crew. Visit our gallery today to relive these fantastic moments!

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Oh yes, we have more for you. Come back tomorrow and you will be delighted with another love story!

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Venues: The Grove NJ | Photography: Jason Rhee Photography | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson | Floral & Decor: All Event Decorators | Hair & Makeup: Style by Susmita


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