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Scottsdale, AZ Indian Wedding by Santiago Almada Photography

Maharanis, get swept off your feet into a world of pure love, timeless tradition, and magical enchantment. Join us as we delve into Isha and Jay's stunning wedding, where dreams come true. This captivating love story unfolded at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch, with the expert guidance of Weddings by Shy to bring their dreams to life. With every detail meticulously planned, from the exquisite hair and makeup by Makiaj Beauty to the mouthwatering delights served by Om Bistro, this celebration was nothing short of magical. Isha's beauty was accentuated by the intricate mehndi artistry of Henna by Purvi, which adorned her with intricate patterns. When Desi Junction DJs took the stage, they turned the night into a non-stop dance party. Unleash your senses and immerse yourself in the breathtaking moments captured by Santiago Almada Photography. Our gallery is a testament to his unparalleled skill and artistic vision. Come and experience the magic for yourself. These pictures captured every emotion and detail flawlessly! We hope their love story inspires your own journey of love and happiness. Darlings, we hope you enjoy it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
The first time I met Jay was at garba in 2010. I had always noticed Jay being one of the most energetic, fun, and enthusiastic dancers in the crowd, not to mention I had always thought he was cute too, but I never had the courage to approach him. I was with a group of friends when all of a sudden, someone tapped me on my shoulder and I turned around to see no one other than Jay Patel himself. Before I even had a moment to think of what I was going to say, Jay apologized for bumping into the “wrong person” (clearly me ;P) and walked away.
Fast forward two months, I built up the courage to add Jay on facebook and after a handful of fun and exciting conversations, we went on our first date and the rest is history!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Jay and a few friends planned a night at a cocktail bar downtown I had been wanting to go to for months a few weeks after my birthday. Hours before the proposal, I found it strange that my mom and friends were helping me pick out an outfit and get ready just to go to a cocktail bar, but I didn’t think much of it. As my friend was driving us to the bar, she deceptively mentioned she had to make a last minute stop at a wedding welcome dinner and very, very strongly urged (aka forced) me to check out the venue. I walked into a beautiful garden with pathways adorned with candles and the song Tera Hone Laga Hoon playing in the background, one of the first songs Jay and I had danced together to. As I walked further along the candle-lit pathway, I saw Jay standing on top of a bed of rose petals shaped into a heart. He grabbed my hand, kelt down on one knee and beautifully articulated how meaningful the past 11 years of our relationship had been and ended with a final four-worded question. A flood of memories and joy filled my heart, so much to the point that I almost forgot to say “YES”! We then rejoiced with our families and friends with lots of laughs, photos, followed by dinner and an unforgettable evening with a party bus celebrating us!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I am an absolute sucker for weddings and enjoyed mostly the entire wedding planning process. However, a few special things do stand out in particular. The first was our venture to India for wedding shopping. I went to India in May (7 months prior to the wedding) for 2 weeks with my parents and in-laws and we traveled to various cities including Baroda, Mumbai, and Surat, where we got essentially everything for the wedding: clothes, weddings invitations, welcome bags, custom made bridesmaids/groomsmen outfits, jewelry, wedding favors, and much much more! It was definitely a very hectic and jam-packed 2 weeks, but what made it so special was that we were all together and it served as a beautiful way for both of our families to bond before Jay and I officially tied the knot. Not to mention all the yummy food we ate, which made the trip even more enjoyable!

Another enjoyable part of the planning process was selecting the music and choreographing dances. Jay and I love dancing/music and by default our families and friends really made a huge effort to put on their best performances. All of the dances were choreographed by ourselves or the performers which made it even more special! Our friends and cousins put together an epic performance at our reception highlighting the story of how we met, and it was truly something straight out of a Bollywood/Bhangra competition!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One moment during the wedding weekend I will never forget was when we entered the sangeet. This was the first of the three wedding events that took place at our main venue and included both mine and Jay’s families and friends. Since Jay and I are huge garba dancers, our entrance ended up being an energetic, impromptu dandiya performance to a garba mashup that was custom made by a very close friend (shout out to DJ Amin). After we took our seats, Jay and I just took a few minutes to soak in everything around us. We were able to see our decor vision come into reality, we could hear our DJ playing the most hype music after months of discussing our music preference, and most importantly, we could feel the love around us as we were surrounded in a room full of our favorite people, which put the biggest smiles on our faces. Truly a surreal moment I will never forget!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Enjoy the wedding planning process and do what resonates well with you and your partner - this is ultimately what creates a wedding experience unique to you as a couple! With so many different ideas on social media, it can get very overwhelming to decide what you want and may pressure you to get/do things that may not represent you and your partner. Not to mention, this also leads to overspending! It took me a while to come to terms with this, but at the end of the day, I focused on what would be most memorable for my husband and I as we look back on the wedding weekend!
The most important advice I can share is to have fun and live in the moment!! You may spend months and months planning for the perfect wedding, and when the day is finally there, it goes by with the blink of an eye! So enjoy every moment - make your rounds to greet all your guests, take some time to enjoy the meal that you carefully selected, and don’t dwell on things that are not in your control!

Witness the love, laughter, and breathtaking moments of South Asian weddings. Come back for more!

Photography: Santiago Almada Photography | Sangeet / Ceremony / Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch | Planning & Design: Weddings by Shy | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: Om Bistro | DJ: Desi Junction DJs | Cinematography: Skypoint Productions | Lighting: Divinity Event Lighting | Live Music: Jonathan Levingston | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Purvi | Photo Booth: Pixster | Rentals: Inner Space Design & Events

Cancun, Mexico Fusion Wedding by Federico Salmeron

Dear Maharanis, we hope you are ready for a new adventure to Cancun, Mexico, to peek at Swathy & Abhishek's wedding. So, get your luggage and passport, and enjoy this story. The enchanting Moon Palace Cancun served as the picturesque backdrop for their ceremony and reception, captivating everyone with its breathtaking beauty. Indian Destination Wedding Inc. was the ultimate travel concierge for this wedding. With their expertise and attention to detail, they flawlessly orchestrated every aspect of the couple's destination wedding, from coordinating travel arrangements for guests to arranging accommodations. The celebration became a remarkable and stress-free experience thanks to these South Asian Wedding Experts. Swathy radiated beauty adorned in a stunning wedding saree from Kalyan Silks. Her hair was decorated with exquisite Vivek Flowers floral arrangements, and the intricate henna designs by the talented artists at Loto Mehndi adorned her hands. She wore beautiful jewelry from Parakkat Jewels to add a touch of regality. Not to be outdone, Abhishek exuded timeless sophistication in his Zegna tuxedo, the epitome of elegance that perfectly matched Swathy's grace and beauty. The reception was grand, with Dolly J's exquisite bridal fashion taking center stage. Federico Salmeron's Photo captured every precious moment, immortalizing the love and emotions shared between the couple in the incredible gallery we shared today. Enjoy it!

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Thanks for your visit today! Don't forget to be back for more inspirational stories every day.

Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Wedding | Sangeet Venue: Moon Palace Cancun | Ceremony Venue: Moon Palace Cancun | Reception Venue: Moon Palace Cancun | DJ: Moon Palace Cancun | Cinematography: Saptapadi Weddings | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndi | Bridal Hair Flowers: Vivek Flowers | Jewelry: Parakkat Jewels | Sangeet Bridal Fashion: Neerus | Wedding Saree: Kalyan Silks | Reception Bridal Fashion: Dolly J | Tuxedos: Zegna | Photography: Federico Salmeron Photo

Puerto Rico Indian Wedding by Alex Dali Weddings

Hello, sweeties! Are you ready to venture on a trip? Today, we will take a trip to the northern coast of beautiful Puerto Rico to join our gorgeous couple, Malary & Kishore, at their wedding celebration—three days filled with beautiful memories, laughter, happy tears, and many colors. We will start this journey in the best possible way with a Haldi celebration followed by an Indian wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico. With the sea and the sunset as the background, and with the lovely ornaments and floral arrangements that Jat Lozano - Flowers & Events put together, there is no denying that this was the perfect scenario to say "I do" in front of their family and friends. The outstanding work of Rosalina Torres Momentus created an elegant atmosphere that set the mood for this reception. And thanks to the talent and effort of Alex Dali Weddings, we can enjoy and be part of these special moments. There was so much elegance all over the place, but nothing compared to Malary's stunning look! She was a vision of beauty thanks to Christopher Feliciano, who cared for her hairstyle and makeup needs. Malary got a beautiful Mehndi design from the talented Henna Stella PR to crown her look. And for a fabulous reception and party, they allied with DJ Riz Entertainment. This wedding celebration was one that everyone enjoyed and felt welcomed, and they put everyone on their feet with the latest Bollywood hits! It was a fantastic celebration. If you want to dance confidently, an incredible choreography for luxury wedding and event dance performances, Soni Choreography, is the best and most accurate option. She helped our lovely couple make custom concepts for the routines to set them apart.  And what a great dance! You cannot miss this feature if you want to be splashed with more details of this sweet and romantic story! You can peek at the gallery we have prepared for you. It's a visual delight. You will love it! 

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Remember that we have inspiring stories every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Soni Choreography | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico | Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico | Planning & Design: Rosalina Torres Momentus | Floral & Decor: Jat Lozano - Flowers & Events | Hair & Makeup: Christopher Feliciano | Cinematography: Santana Wedding Films | Photography: Alex Dali Weddings | Mehndi Artist: Henna Stella PR

Atlanta GA, Stylized Shoot by Hakim's Studio

Good morning sweethearts! I trust you are having a fantastic Tuesday surrounded by happiness and romance. Today, I brought an extra dose of inspiration to kick-start your creativity, my Maharanis. I am sure you'll fall head-over-heels with this magnificent shoot crafted by Sumera Jiva Choreography and their proficient team. They ensured all fronts were covered while taking full advantage of the picturesque panorama that enclosed them on a cozy winter day. The chosen location was the Millennium Gate Museum, one of the most artistic places in Atlanta. Even with the chilling weather during this winter evening, the team found the perfect angles to bring their vision to life. Elegance could be found in all aspects of this glorious look. The accomplished Rabia J Beauty did wonders for the makeup! As subtle and gentle as it is, the deep eyeshadow and splendid highlighter played flawlessly with the jewelry Sparkles by Simi provided. Of course, a sparkling touch is always a must to shine for your grand day! The attire's marine tones were beautifully complemented with some gloss to give vitality to the clothing. The heavenly contrast in colors from the view and the divine lengha, courtesy of Love in Designs, was a beholding sight! The phenomenal Hakim's Studio did not miss any opportunity to capture the enchanting views. His impeccable work is always a visual masterpiece, and this shoot is no exception. The result is breathtaking! We have the splendorous pictures in this gallery for you, my queens. So wait no more to get your creativity going!

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I hope you are feeling imaginative, my loves. You can always find more inspiration right here!

Photography: Hakim's Studio | Cinematography: Hakim's Studio | Venue: Millennium Gate Museum | Planner of Stylized Shoot: Sumera Jiva Choreography | Hair & Makeup: Rabia J Beauty | Bollywood Performers: Sumera Jiva Choreography | Bridal Fashions: Love in Designs | Bridal Jewelry: Sparkles by Simi

Clearwater, FL Engagement Photoshoot by Hakim's Studio

Hello there, my beloved Maharanis! Tuesday is here, and I am eager to unveil today's fantastic story. It might be a bit different from the stories we usually share with you, but I promise you, my dears, you will fall in love with it! We won't be looking at a wedding celebration this time but at a lovely engagement photo session. Without further ado, Farheen & Karim's love story begins. Their journey started when their families introduced them as they both live in different areas in the United States. However, the love between this charming couple managed to find a way through their distance. There is nothing better than a love between two people who recognizes when their soulmate is right there! Don't you think? Maharanis, you know I love beach-themed photo sessions, but this one took my breath away; it was phenomenal! The blue color of the endless ocean, the natural sunlight, and elegant outfits is the most incredible combination to capture gorgeous pictures of you and your life partner! Our lovebirds knew this, so they decided to call none other than the highly acclaimed team of Hakim's Studio. And oh, boy, they worked their magic to capture the most incredible shots! This passionate and dedicated team photographed the couple being classy, beautiful, and, most importantly, in love! And, let me tell you, every image is a visual masterpiece that will make your heart smile! Believe me, ladies; you don't want to miss today's gallery. It will take your breath away!

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Maharanis, come back tomorrow for another lovely and romantic story. 

Photography: Hakim's Studio


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