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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


Cedar Grove, NJ Indian Wedding by Jason Rhee Photography

Good Morning, Maharanis! It is so good to be back with more love stories. If you are in the persuit of inspiration, you came to the right place at the right moment as today we have something special just for you. We are presenting the beauty that surrounded the wedding of Zahra & Zohab and I'm pretty sure you will love it.  To begin this lovely journey,  we will be heading down to the phenomenal Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, where a marvelous Sangeet festivity ignaurated the wedding spree! Everyone was amazed by the kaleidoscopic decoration our friends from All Event Decorators created. So vibrant, such cheerful and what a wonderful talent displayed! Maharani Zhara was dolled up by Style by Susmita who's magical touch gave her and impecable look to twirl on the dance floor. What a beauty! Family and friends gathered, enjoyed delicious food and amazing choreographies that created and unforgettable night for our lovebirds. We are glad to have the fabulous photos from our friends from Jason Rhee Photography to bring back to life this great night!

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We have more for you. Come back for the final  moments of this magical celebration. 

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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


Riviera Maya, MX Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Welcome back, Maharanis! If you were delighted by the first installment of this magical wedding, please be ready, because this second installment will blow your mind and will fill you with tons of emotions and inspiration. Today we are heading down to the magical Rivera Maya in Mexico, at the majestic Hard Rock Riviera Maya, here Neeta & David, our lovebirds, decided to celebrate their grand nuptials. What a perfect place! We're super lucky to access to all the details of this union thanks to Studio KSD, who once again wowed us with their visual talent. Our bride went the extra mile in terms of chic aesthetic, as she flaunted an exquisite cream and red color lehenga. All this glam was possible thanks to the fantastic draping style from Style My Sari who took care of her lehenga draping and styling. Let's not forget the unique hair and makeup that Makeup by Shaili created for our beautiful bride. As you will see, she totally glowing! It took big families, lots of friends, excellent music, choreographies, and a magical beach to bring two different cultures together and make an unforgettable celebration. If you want to relive this epic moment, visit our today's gallery. I bet you will be inspired!  

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For more love stories, please make sure to visit us!

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Photography: Studio KSD | Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Floral & Decor: Colin Cowie | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Shaili | Cinematography: Joseph Minasi Studios | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Style My Sari | Lighting: PSAV


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