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Morristown, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Pandya Photography

After the gorgeous ceremony happened and Susruta & Ramsey tied the knot for eternity, it was time to celebrate the huge milestone India style. You know what that means! Incredible dances, lavish and colorful fashion and of course, lots and lots of families! For the reception gala at The Madison Hotel, the bride went the extra mile with her saree. Seriously, it is one of the most beautiful ones I have seen so far, and that is saying a lot! Just take a look at the mix between that gorgeous maroon and the light brown! Truly a princess for the books! And what about the neat Raja with his military uniform? He was ready to celebrate with his lovely bride, the most important day of their lives. So romantic! So, ladies, today's gallery, thanks to Pandya Photography, is one you can't miss! See you on the dance floor! 

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Stunning wasn't it? More love celebrations coming up! 

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Photography: Pandya Photography | Cinematography: Pandya Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Madison Hotel | Reception Venue: The Madison Hotel | Planning & Design: Event Nirvana | Floral & Decor: All Events Decor | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Catering: The Madison Hotel | DJ: MVP DJs


Morristown, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Pandya Photography

Hey there, beautiful ones! You know that we only have the best of the best here in Maharani Weddings and today's featured gallery, thanks to the marvelous visual talent of Pandya Photography, is everything you want out of a gorgeous couple like Susruta & Ramsey. The Madison Hotel was the venue of choice for the long-awaited ceremony and the place was looking totally fabulous, to say the least! But what struck me the most was our bride's fashion sense and choices. What can be more beautiful than a Maharani on her wedding day!? We agree, nothing! Such an enchanting bride, of course, deserved the wedding of her dreams. Want to know what this jubilee is all about? Then head down to our gallery of the day and see it for yourself! Beware! Massive amounts of glam and romanticism are to be expected! 

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More to come, don't go anywhere! 

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Photography: Pandya Photography | Cinematography: Pandya Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Madison Hotel | Reception Venue: The Madison Hotel | Planning & Design: Event Nirvana | Floral & Decor: All Events Decor | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Catering: The Madison Hotel | DJ: MVP DJs


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Did you think that all the glam was just during the heartwarming ceremony? Well, think again because the lavish reception at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing was something to dream about! Our couple was looking absolutely radiant, and that level of happiness can only come when you've found the love of your life. So romantic! A gorgeous couple deserves a gorgeous gala, and that was indeed the case with these two lovebirds. Maharani Neha decided to rock a gorgeous ivory-toned gown with beautiful silver lacing details. Raja Sunny, on the other hand, came out looking like the real Indian prince and rocked a royal blue tux that totally swept our bride of her feet. I tell you that! So many things going on in today's gallery, ladies, you can't miss! So, let's get to the pictures thanks to Lightyear Studio.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

I met Sunny on Dil Mil! I remember seeing his picture and thinking I really hope this one sends me a DM. His profile said he was vegetarian and loved Garba- what more was I looking for? We chatted through texts for a few days and then he asked me out on a date. I was giddy and nervous! We met in Princeton for dinner and drinks. I had an inkling he was the one after our first date. He was honest and charming. We spent every weekend together after that, mostly in Philly and eventually fell in love.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
As a teacher, I get a week off in April for Spring Break so we decided to go to Saint Lucia. It was somewhere neither of us have been to and a destination where we could relax by the pool and swim in the ocean. As we did our research, one of the things I really wanted to do was hike the Gros Piton mountain. We decided to do the hike early on, on our trip so we would have time to recover after. I remember trying to read Sunny's face every time we talked about the hike- does he want to do this hike? Am I forcing him? Is this a bad idea? But I didn't let these thoughts stop us from our original plan so we rented a car, drove to the mountain and met our tour guide. You can only do this hike with a tour guide and for them, it's like a walk in the park. Sunny packed a speaker in his backpack which was a good distraction as we made our way up to the top. We would sing along to a song as we hiked and then take a break for a few mins, then sing another song while we hiked and stop again for a few mins. It was strenuous but we eventually made it to the top two hours later. When we got to the top, we took in the moment, snapped a few pictures and then our tour guide said let me take you to a different spot with a better view. Now we were off trail, literally hiking in the mountain and I kept tripping over rocks and branches. I remember thinking this wasn't such a good idea but then as we got closer to this secret lookout point, our tour guide started filming our reaction on his phone. I didn't think much of it because that view was truly breathtaking- it was better than the top of the mountain. Sunny told me to face the ocean so that he could take a picture of me looking out in the distance. While he was getting his phone, he was also fumbling with his speaker. I was irritated, thinking why can't he just put down his speaker and take in this moment with me. As I started turning around, he started yelling, no wait, wait wai...let me take another picture! It was taking too long... so I turned around and there was Sunny, on one knee, with a ring, asking me to marry him while our tour guide captured all of it on video. I obviously said yes- we hugged, we cried a few happy tears, and we kissed. It was a special moment!
 
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.
After attending so many of our friend's weddings over the years, Sunny and I knew there were a few vendors that were really important to us and needed to book immediately. Sunny wanted DJ Gaurav because he knows how to get a crowd dancing all night and I wanted Pauline Nobles for hair and makeup because her work is truly flawless. We contacted them as soon as we selected a wedding date. Both of us wanted Lightyear Studios to be our photographers and videographers because their work is great quality. It took us some time to find the right decorator but in the end we found someone we loved- Nirali Decor. She was so easy to work with and made our visions come true.  We used Platinum Dream Events as our day of coordinators and they did not miss a beat. Allison Manna at the Hilton was fantastic and helped our wedding day run smoothly.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
After Sunny proposed, I became very serious about my Pinterest boards. I created a board for mehndi designs, Garba decor, mandaps, hair/makeup looks and of course, wedding lenghas. The more I kept searching and pinning, I quickly realized that I was gravitating towards red bridal lenghas with heavy embroidery. Sabyasachi's designs caught my eye. I loved the way he created bold red lenghas with gold embroidery at the bottom of the skirt and floral sequins all over. When I went to India with Sunny and his parents, our first stop hours after we landed was Aso Palav. We spent nearly 6 hours there but I walked out with my wedding lengha. It was a bold red with gold embroidery at the bottom and floral sequins all over. I had my Sabyasachi moment.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning our wedding was food tasting! You really can't go wrong with Moghul. They have so many traditional and unique items. We stuck with traditional Gujarati food for lunch after the wedding ceremony and North Indian/ Punjabi food for dinner during the reception. For our cocktail hour, it was important for us to have some Indo- Chinese items and finger foods that were easy to eat. We chose South Indian items for our Mehndi night and had stations with lots of Mumbai street foods set up at our Garba. It was important to us that we offered different items at all of our events.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests absolutely LOVED the venue. When our family and friends received their save the date card and wedding invites, most of them thought our wedding was in Center City Philadelphia- with tall buildings, crowded streets, and pedestrians everywhere. But once our guests checked in at the Hilton on Penn's Landing, they found it to be a mini-resort with a swimming pool in the hotel, food trucks and hammocks on Spruce Street Harbor Park and a Ferris Wheel at the Blue Cross River Rink! There was something to do for everyone no matter the age and given that both of us have large families, we envisioned the Hilton to be the perfect venue not only for us but for everyone.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One of the best moments of our wedding was the Baraat. Sunny's baraat started over by the Seaport Museum, right outside the Hilton along the river. DJ Gaurav got the crowd so hyped and excited, everyone was dancing regardless of it being 90+ degrees outside. My bridesmaids and I were dancing in front of the windows that overlooked the waterfront. At one point, DJ Gaurav had everyone look over at the windows where I was waving at them and they were waving back at me. It was a moment where I knew Sunny was having a great time dancing with his family and friends and he knew I was with my girls smiling and laughing as they made their way to the Hilton. We had a drone that was able to capture so many shots from different angles of the baraat and they make us so happy!
 
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.
Sunny and I surprised our family and friends at our Garba night with a dance to Dholida and Chogada. People are still talking about it! We had a lot of fun putting it together.
 
My friends from childhood did a fabulous job at the reception with their dance and my brother really shocked everyone, in a good way, with his dancing skills.
 
Nirali from Nirali decor really killed it with her team. We loved the way she set everything up for us. She was easy to talk to, easy to work with, and made all of our events look and feel special.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't stress on your wedding day. Enjoy it! Remember to smile and laugh :)
Your guests will be able to feel your energy so make sure you stay positive and upbeat!
 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Cake was from Bredenbeck Bakery
Bouquets were from IGO in Edison- they have a little floral shop in there that also do garlands

 

More to come in a bit! Stick around! 

Every day a brand new wedding to get inspiration! Don't miss them! 

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Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Venues: Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Planning & Design: Platinum Dream Events | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DJ Gaurav | Baraat: Caliber Farms | Cake & Treats: Bredenbeck's Bakery | Cinematography: Lightyear Studios | Priest: Amit Upendhaey


Philadelphia, PA Indian Wedding by Lightyear Studio

Hey there, Maharanis! Guess what we have for you today? Some serious Maharani style and ideas, that's what. For this feature, we headed down to Philadelphia to take a closer look at the lovely wedding vision from Neha & Sunny, and as you probably expect, it was as lavish as ever! Look at Maharani Neha's style! I loved the combination of burgundy, ruby, and baby pink on her! Definitely, a bride that knows what looks gorgeous! And what about those beautiful colors on her skin? You got that right, Flawless Beauty by Pauline's blueprint! So amazing! We all know Maharanis totally shine the day of their wedding and this beauty was no exception! So, enough with words and let us get to the images of today's gallery, thanks to Lightyear Studio. See you there! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

I met Sunny on Dil Mil! I remember seeing his picture and thinking I really hope this one sends me a DM. His profile said he was vegetarian and loved Garba- what more was I looking for? We chatted through texts for a few days and then he asked me out on a date. I was giddy and nervous! We met in Princeton for dinner and drinks. I had an inkling he was the one after our first date. He was honest and charming. We spent every weekend together after that, mostly in Philly and eventually fell in love.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
As a teacher, I get a week off in April for Spring Break so we decided to go to Saint Lucia. It was somewhere neither of us have been to and a destination where we could relax by the pool and swim in the ocean. As we did our research, one of the things I really wanted to do was hike the Gros Piton mountain. We decided to do the hike early on, on our trip so we would have time to recover after. I remember trying to read Sunny's face every time we talked about the hike- does he want to do this hike? Am I forcing him? Is this a bad idea? But I didn't let these thoughts stop us from our original plan so we rented a car, drove to the mountain and met our tour guide. You can only do this hike with a tour guide and for them, it's like a walk in the park. Sunny packed a speaker in his backpack which was a good distraction as we made our way up to the top. We would sing along to a song as we hiked and then take a break for a few mins, then sing another song while we hiked and stop again for a few mins. It was strenuous but we eventually made it to the top two hours later. When we got to the top, we took in the moment, snapped a few pictures and then our tour guide said let me take you to a different spot with a better view. Now we were off trail, literally hiking in the mountain and I kept tripping over rocks and branches. I remember thinking this wasn't such a good idea but then as we got closer to this secret lookout point, our tour guide started filming our reaction on his phone. I didn't think much of it because that view was truly breathtaking- it was better than the top of the mountain. Sunny told me to face the ocean so that he could take a picture of me looking out in the distance. While he was getting his phone, he was also fumbling with his speaker. I was irritated, thinking why can't he just put down his speaker and take in this moment with me. As I started turning around, he started yelling, no wait, wait wai...let me take another picture! It was taking too long... so I turned around and there was Sunny, on one knee, with a ring, asking me to marry him while our tour guide captured all of it on video. I obviously said yes- we hugged, we cried a few happy tears, and we kissed. It was a special moment!
 
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.
After attending so many of our friend's weddings over the years, Sunny and I knew there were a few vendors that were really important to us and needed to book immediately. Sunny wanted DJ Gaurav because he knows how to get a crowd dancing all night and I wanted Pauline Nobles for hair and makeup because her work is truly flawless. We contacted them as soon as we selected a wedding date. Both of us wanted Lightyear Studios to be our photographers and videographers because their work is great quality. It took us some time to find the right decorator but in the end we found someone we loved- Nirali Decor. She was so easy to work with and made our visions come true.  We used Platinum Dream Events as our day of coordinators and they did not miss a beat. Allison Manna at the Hilton was fantastic and helped our wedding day run smoothly.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
After Sunny proposed, I became very serious about my Pinterest boards. I created a board for mehndi designs, Garba decor, mandaps, hair/makeup looks and of course, wedding lenghas. The more I kept searching and pinning, I quickly realized that I was gravitating towards red bridal lenghas with heavy embroidery. Sabyasachi's designs caught my eye. I loved the way he created bold red lenghas with gold embroidery at the bottom of the skirt and floral sequins all over. When I went to India with Sunny and his parents, our first stop hours after we landed was Aso Palav. We spent nearly 6 hours there but I walked out with my wedding lengha. It was a bold red with gold embroidery at the bottom and floral sequins all over. I had my Sabyasachi moment.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The best part about planning our wedding was food tasting! You really can't go wrong with Moghul. They have so many traditional and unique items. We stuck with traditional Gujarati food for lunch after the wedding ceremony and North Indian/ Punjabi food for dinner during the reception. For our cocktail hour, it was important for us to have some Indo- Chinese items and finger foods that were easy to eat. We chose South Indian items for our Mehndi night and had stations with lots of Mumbai street foods set up at our Garba. It was important to us that we offered different items at all of our events.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests absolutely LOVED the venue. When our family and friends received their save the date card and wedding invites, most of them thought our wedding was in Center City Philadelphia- with tall buildings, crowded streets, and pedestrians everywhere. But once our guests checked in at the Hilton on Penn's Landing, they found it to be a mini-resort with a swimming pool in the hotel, food trucks and hammocks on Spruce Street Harbor Park and a Ferris Wheel at the Blue Cross River Rink! There was something to do for everyone no matter the age and given that both of us have large families, we envisioned the Hilton to be the perfect venue not only for us but for everyone.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One of the best moments of our wedding was the Baraat. Sunny's baraat started over by the Seaport Museum, right outside the Hilton along the river. DJ Gaurav got the crowd so hyped and excited, everyone was dancing regardless of it being 90+ degrees outside. My bridesmaids and I were dancing in front of the windows that overlooked the waterfront. At one point, DJ Gaurav had everyone look over at the windows where I was waving at them and they were waving back at me. It was a moment where I knew Sunny was having a great time dancing with his family and friends and he knew I was with my girls smiling and laughing as they made their way to the Hilton. We had a drone that was able to capture so many shots from different angles of the baraat and they make us so happy!
 
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.
Sunny and I surprised our family and friends at our Garba night with a dance to Dholida and Chogada. People are still talking about it! We had a lot of fun putting it together.
 
My friends from childhood did a fabulous job at the reception with their dance and my brother really shocked everyone, in a good way, with his dancing skills.
 
Nirali from Nirali decor really killed it with her team. We loved the way she set everything up for us. She was easy to talk to, easy to work with, and made all of our events look and feel special.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't stress on your wedding day. Enjoy it! Remember to smile and laugh :)
Your guests will be able to feel your energy so make sure you stay positive and upbeat!
 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Cake was from Bredenbeck Bakery
Bouquets were from IGO in Edison- they have a little floral shop in there that also do garlands

 

More to come in a bit! Stick around! 

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Traditional
Romantic
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Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Venues: Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing | Photography: Lightyear Studio | Planning & Design: Platinum Dream Events | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: DJ Gaurav | Baraat: Caliber Farms | Cake & Treats: Bredenbeck's Bakery | Cinematography: Lightyear Studios | Priest: Amit Upendhaey


Riviera Maya, MX Pakistani Wedding by A&A Video Productions

The beachfront ceremony finally happened, and it was official! Iqra & Zain became husband and wife! Of course, you ladies, know what happens when such a milestone is reached. Party time! And what a party it was! When you are in Mexico for your nuptials, no less is expected. The cakes, treats and catering services of The Hard Rock Riviera Maya left everybody completely speechless and ready for all the dancing! Our newlyweds, as we can expect, came out looking out of this world. Indoor fireworks by PSAV as they entered the ballroom, gave them this noblesse vibe that we are so loving. But that is not all, to finish off their destination Pakistani wedding, the couple decided to throw a Farewell Boat Party, sailing the Caribbean seas in a private catamaran. Incredible isn't it? Want to experience more of this fairy tale gala? Head down to today's gallery for part two thanks to A&A Video Productions

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Zain flew into my hometown in Virginia all the way from Texas with his entire family. I had the expectation that his family would come over for dinner at our house as they have done before. After their flight landed, I was texting Zain to make sure everything was okay, and providing details about dinner at our place. He wasn’t answering which was completely unusual of him. My parents then said they had to step out to run a quick errand and will be back shortly. I didn’t understand why my parents were leaving right before we were expecting guests. The next thing I know, I am all alone at home, confused about where everyone was. My sister then called me saying she was picking me up to pick up Zain’s family from their hotel. At that point, I was extremely sketched out and wondered why he wasn’t Uber-ing like he said. My sister drove out and we ended up at a small lake next to my neighborhood. My sister started running away from me so I followed her while extremely confused. From a distance a saw a bunch of people lined up on the sides of the pier and candles lit in the dusk. I walked closer and saw mine and Zain’s entire family and best friends lined up on the pier, with a trail of rose petals and candles along the entire pier. My favorite song “see the light” from the movie Tangled played whole as the sun was setting, and I ended at a heart-shaped from rose petals and candles, and Zain standing at the top of it. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so perfect and the best part was that everyone I love, was involved in such a big moment in my life. 

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.
Zain and I got engaged on September 16, 2017, and immediately started to brainstorm on how we wanted to have our wedding. We both decided that a destination wedding is what we wanted. It wasn't easy and took a lot of convincing for both of our families to agree. After all of our research, we decided to have our wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico because of all the South Asian Wedding vendors that were available there.  At that point, all of my friends and families were thrilled and completely on board. We started by reaching out to different Travel Agencies, particularly the ones that specialized in South Asian Destination Weddings. We ended up going with DestaWed, and signed a contract with the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, MX through them. After signing with them, I decided to plan this wedding of 5 events on my own, as I used my experience of events and corporate planning into my own wedding. During the 1-year planning process, I worked with my Event Consultant for the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, which made my process as smooth as can be.

My destination wedding events kicked off with an elegant Welcome Dinner that was located on the Maracas Terrace overlooking the ocean. During this event I wanted all my guests to start feeling like they were at a wedding while also on vacation. I wore a custom made saree that went elegantly with my theme. I kicked the event off with a welcome speech, followed by a showcase of interactive Water Drums. The Water Drums caught all of my wedding guests in surprise and the party had officially begun. We ended the event with the classing wedding shoe game which made all of my guests laugh.

The second event we held was a Pakistani traditional event known as the mehndi. This event is filled with sweet feeding and dancing rituals. I wore a custom multi-colored lehenga which basically matched my LED dance floor. We kicked off this event with another show stopper surprise by including a fire show for our guests to enjoy. I kept the entertainment a secret throughout my planning process and my guests were astonished and enjoyed the spectacular show. We continued the event by having choreographed dances by my guests and myself. The event ended with an open dance floor and LED glow dhol fiesta.

The third event including my wedding ceremony. I decided to go with light coral and sea green colors to bring out the ambiance of an ocean wedding. My bridesmaids all wore a custom made sarees with white bedazzled tops and a combination of green and coral saree draping. The groomsmen all wore turquoise pants, with white tops and champagne suspenders. I wore a sea-green Pakistani dress with gold embroidery and jewelry to match. The groom wore a matching sea-green sherwani. The combinations of the bridal party outfits looked beautiful for a beach wedding. Since the ceremony took place during the sunny day, we chose the Gazebo that overlooked the ocean for our location. I entered in a horse and carriage and proceeded to walk down the aisle with both my mother and father. During the ceremony, Zain and I poured our hearts out and shared intimate vows in front of all of our guests. It was a tear-worthy and beautiful moment.

Our last event included our reception which took place in the ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel. We had decided to do a grand entrance and had indoor fireworks go off at our entrance, and then more fireworks as we got on the dance floor. We had speeches, by our dads, sisters, and best friends. We also include a fun surprise by adding a Michael Jackson and Drake Father Daughter mix. During my first dance, we had our first set of confetti blast on the dance floor. Our guests enjoyed this event as we added 2 more confetti blasts during the open dance floor which caught them all in surprise and enjoyment. We exited with the classic sparklers send-off and hopped on our horse and carriage to take us back to our room.

To end the events, we decided to have a boat party in which we rented and sailed the Caribbean seas in a private catamaran.   It was the perfect ending to the destination wedding, as we finally were able to let loose and enjoy our vacation with our best friends.

My overall review for my wedding is that it blew my expectations beyond words. Every detail I had planned for was beyond exceptional. Having a destination wedding was the best decision I had made. There was no ounce of stress in bones the second I entered the resort. Every single one of my guests enjoyed their time with us and have spoken so highly of their experience. The advice I would like to give to future brides that want to have a destination wedding is to enjoy their planning process, as when the time of your wedding is here, it flies by so quickly. Also, do not stress about the guests that can’t make it. Not everyone you invite will have the time, or expenses to make it. All that matters is that you have the support of the people who do decide to come, and it will be a great time. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
When shopping around for my wedding dresses, I knew I wanted something unique. Traditionally, Pakistani brides wear red on their wedding days. Since my wedding was going to take place on the beach, I wanted to wear more pastel colors for my ceremony. I went shopping in New Jersey and immediately fell in love with a custom sea-green bridal dress design that I thought would look perfect for a beach wedding. For my bridesmaid, I wanted to make sure their outfits were comfortable and light but also complimented my dress. I decided to create a custom sea green, and pink saree with embellished tops. All of my bridesmaids loved the design and the pictures looked amazing in front of the Caribbean sea.   

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My wedding planning experience was extremely fun, but a lot of worthwhile work. The best part of my experience planning a destination wedding was the site visit. I took a trip with my parents, maid of honor, and groom's parents to Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya resort where I planned to hold all of my events. I was able to see and select all of my locations for the various events and actually envision my events put together. I spent an entire day meeting with my on-site coordinator and vendors to discuss the details for each event. I was able to be extremely productive and enjoy the resort which was harder to do during my wedding time. 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests absolutely loved the vacation wedding they had attended. For many of my guests, this was the first destination wedding they had attended. The idea of having a wedding while on vacation was worthwhile for every single one of my guests. The Ceremony, in particular, was guests favorite. The romantic setting of exchanging vows on the beach set the tone of the entire wedding. it was such a beautiful moment that put smiles on everyone faces. 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There is not a moment that I will forget about my wedding. During my reception, my father gave a heartfelt speech. That is one moment I will never forget. He talked about our relationship from when I was younger to now. That was the first time I had started to get emotional during the wedding. That exact moment is when it hit that I was going to start a new life, in a new city with my husband and my dad would be across states. We then had our first dance to "Tu Jo Mila" and ended with style by dancing to "In My Feelings" by Drake, and "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. It was an amazing moment.

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There are so many things I learned during the wedding process. The best advice I would like to give to Brides-To-Be is to listen to your gut. There are so many people that will give you their opinions and will tell you what they think you should do. At the end of the day, this is your day and you will remember it for the rest of your life, so do you want you want and don't please others if you are hesitant. Wear that dress you want, have the decor you like, and have that destination wedding if you want to, because your guests will love you no matter what and this it truly is a magical day just for you and your Hubby-To-Be. 

 

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Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Catering: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Cakes & Treats: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Photography: A&A Video Productions | Planning & Design: Bride & Groom | Floral & Decor: Tulapania | Floral & Decor: Zuniga | Floral & Decor: Latin Asia Cancun | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio | DJ: DJ Ashu | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sameera Faridi Designs | Cinematography: A&A Photo Video | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Styling Trio | Fireworks: PSAV | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: A2Z Weeding Cards | Lighting: PSAV | Mehndi Artist: Priya Chandel | Travel Concierge: Desta Wed | Flame Show: Drums in Paradise | Water Drums: Drums in Paradise | Confetti Canon: PSAV | Catering for Welcome Party / Mehndi / Ceremony: Latin Asia


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