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Dallas, TX Indian Fusion Wedding by Starline Studios

Happy Thursday, Maharanis! We hope you are ready for a new love story because we are about to unveil all the charm surrounding Anjali & Chris's wedding celebrated during COVID Lockdown. Right from the bat, we have to say that this wedding was beautiful and inspiring. From the wedding ceremony at the St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church to the closing gala, everything was impressive. Dallas One Event Planners LLC  took care of planning this event down to the smallest detail, founding the perfect ally in Ensign Décor, who took this wedding celebration to the next level. Although everything was captivating, nothing compared to the beauty of our gorgeous Maharani Anjali! She burst into the room, looking like a goddess after being glamorized by Jtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry. But that is not all! Her overall bridal look was to die for as she wore an elegant gown and dazzling pieces of jewelry from Ruby Bhandari. And let's not forget about the fabulous Mehndi outlined by Sonal Henna. For the reception party, they arrived in a luxury car from The Classic. And they surprised everyone when they came up to the stage from behind a cloud of dusk for their first dance as husband and wife. Hands down, it was the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end, as everyone danced the night away to the beats of DJ Riz Entertainment. If you don't want to miss any detail of this wedding celebration, visit today's gallery by Starline Studios. You'll love it!

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We have more to come, so make sure to join us tomorrow for a new love story!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Transportation: The Classic | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Jtorry Makeup & Hair Artistry | Ceremony Venue: St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church | Planning & Design: Dallas One Event Planners LLC | Floral & Decor: Ensign Décor | Catering: Blue Mesa Dallas | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Team Ground Zero | Bridal Fashions: Ruby Bhandari | Bridal Jewelry: Ruby Bhandari | Cake & Treats: Dallas One Event Planners LLC | Cinematography: United Media Live | Draping/Styling: Beauty by Jlis | Mehndi Artist: Sonal Henna | Photography: Starline Studios


Staten Island, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Live Pictures Studios

Good Morning, Maharanis! I hope you are ready to dive into a new love story because Silvi & Shibin's fusion wedding is one that will take your breath away. So, let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy this intimate and romantic wedding celebrated during COVID 19. Right from the start, we have to say that it is no surprise that planning a wedding is not easy, let alone under the current circumstances. Still, Our Day Events took the lead on planning this wedding and delivered nothing but utter perfection! The white linens, the beautiful floral arrangements, and the overall decor put together by Aishas Wedding Decor were beyond impressive, transforming the Mar Thoma Church of Staten Island's halls into the perfect setting for this lovely duo to tie the knot! For the ceremony, Silvi bursting into the scene, looking like a goddess after having trusted her beauty needs to DipBeauty.MUA. The exquisite makeup and sleek hairstyle praised her innate beauty, making everyone turned their heads as she walked down the aisle. After the ceremony, there was a festive reception party to celebrate the newlyweds. If you don't want to miss any detail of this lovely wedding, don't miss the spectacular shots by Live Pictures Studios in today's gallery. You will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I first met Shibin about 10 years ago when he came to my church to invite us for a conference they were hosting. As a typical teenager, I wondered who this cute guy is and figured I wouldn’t see him after that day. Fast forward to 3 years later, both of us were serving in the military. We added each other on Facebook and realized we actually crossed paths awhile ago. And the rest was history. At first when we started to talk to each other, we were in two different time zones and the way he tried to make time for us which meant staying up way past his bed time or waking up super early to talk to me and I just knew that I couldn't let him get away for the "second" time!

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.
Shibin is from New York and I am from Pennsylvania. So, we both wanted to pick a place that's in between and we ended up picking our reception venue in New Jersey. Therefore, we picked our vendors based in Jersey Area except for our wedding planner Anisha (Our Day Events) who is from Maryland. She attended all our vendor meetings with us. If she was not available to meet with us in person, she made sure someone from her team attended while Anisha attended the meeting virtually.

We picked The Venetian as our reception venue and Nora (venue rep) was really helpful in answering all our questions and accommodating all of our needs prior to signing the contract with them. Then we moved on to picking our decor. We were really glad to work with AWD and her team. we went in for our initial meeting with some bits and pieces of our vision. Benish knew exactly what we wanted and she showed us her previous works based on it and we were happy to leave the meeting with a solid plan in place. We didn't had to think twice when it came to our photo/video Team: Live Picture Studios (LPS). I saw their work about 5-6 years ago and I just knew I will be picking them for the wedding. We chose Premier Events as our Entertainment/ DJ through family recommendation. I chose Dipal as my MUA. She was very friendly throughout our conversations she explained everything in a detailed way. We did a hair/makeup trial and things went well and my skin took it well as it can be sensitive at times.

We were all set with our vendors and ready to go for our May 2020 wedding until we were faced with the challenge of rescheduling it to July initially. Anisha was our Angel at the time and emailed all of our vendors and got their availabilities. As we got closer to the July date we were still uncomfortable with high Covid numbers and were worried about the safety of our family and friends. Therefore we had to find another date in September. It was the same process all over again but this time we decided to move our reception to 2021. That also meant making this wedding as intimate as possible so, we had to move our ceremony location to Staten Island, NY. LPS was really accommodating to our last minute changes and gave us suggestions to help with timings. Benish helped us with "replanning" our decorations as we had to scale everything down from our initial plan. After multiple meetings with Anisha and Benish, they really brought my simple and elegant vision to life. Without Anisha, our wedding day would have been chaotic because as the plans changed, Anisha had to make changes to our wedding day timeline accordingly and it was no joke. Shibin and I are really thankful for all the vendors that we had the chance to work with as everyone played an important role in for September 12, 2020 wedding to bring to life.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I really enjoyed visiting our venue site and other vendors in person with my fiancé. As things are done virtually now, we might have taken those moments for granted. Oh! I would also say cake tasting was the " cherry on top " to our planning process just because who doesn't like free cakes. Hahah!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Walking down the aisle was such an emotional moment for me. I had my parents walk me down the aisle. The church was filled with all kinds of emotions. As I was walking down, all I could see was tears coming down from the family members, my bridesmaid and Shibin. After seeing everyone's emotions, I couldn't hold back my tears and the moment was just beyond special.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
As each story is unique, enjoy the moment with your fiancé. Take one day at a time. Please don't hesitate to ask for help from family and friends. Find time to treat yourself with something you love. Wedding planning can be stressful but It's okay to take a day or two off from planning and give yourself a break. The yearlong planning will come to an end in no time. Therefore, work our marriage and learn more about each other as you start your new journey together.

Ladies, don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: DipBeauty.MUA | Floral & Decor: Aishas Wedding Decor | Ceremony Venue: Mar Thoma Church of Staten Island | Planning & Design: Our Day Events | Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Catering: Taste of India II | Cake & Treats: Annadale Bakery | Transportation: New Jersey Limo | Photography: Live Pictures Studios


Atlanta, GA Pakistani Wedding by Hakim's Studio

Happy Tuesday, ladies! It is time to dive into a new love story! So get ready to enjoy this cornucopia of emotions and traditional flair brought to you thanks to Hakims Studio - Photography and Cinematography. Today, we are taking a look at all the beauty surrounding Ayima & Hamza's Pakistani Wedding, and believe us, you are going to love every bit of it! And right off the bat, we have to say that we love how this young couple's joy and happiness fill every scene and gets passed on to us. Both Ayima & Hamza looked ravishing, but it was our blushing Maharani who stole all the looks with her elegant and fashionable wedding attire! For her beauty needs, she trusted in Beauty by Tamanna, who delivered nothing but perfection in the form of an exquisite makeup that still has us sighing. To crown her look, she got a fabulous Mehndi by Henna by Rozisalim. And we cannot stretch how much we love this winning combo as she ended up looking like a vision of beauty! After joining their lives in marriage, Ayima & Hamza celebrated their life milestone with a luxurious reception party that everyone loved. The halls of the Al-Noor Banquet & Caterer transformed into a mesmerizing setting more than perfect for hosting this closing gala, and it was all thanks to the fantastic decor crafted by Events InStyle by Beenish Inc. The night was full of emotional speeches, delightful plates, and lots of dancing thanks to DJ Imran Entertainment, whose endless repertoire put everyone on their feet. Ladies, for a closer look at this charming wedding, head over to this gallery and enjoy it at its fullest! 

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What a lovely story! If you want to enjoy more inspiring weddings, make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

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Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Welcome back, beautiful ladies! We are glad you could join us today because we were dying to share all the details surrounding Ashley & Nikhil's wedding bash! This time, we will be heading to the wedding ceremony in a vibrant and joyful Baraat procession animated by DJ Riz Entertainment.  And we love how Nikhil embraced a traditional style and show up at the Baraat procession riding a white horse decorated with traditional Indian fabrics. This colorful procession created a striking scene that combined modern architecture with classic Indian colors and attires. And we cannot stretch how much we love this moment! After the arrival of the Baraat, our two lovebirds were ready to go inside the exclusive Renaissance Dallas Hotel to proceed with the wedding ceremony that united their lives in marriage. This long-awaited moment, thoroughly planned by Elaan Events, was a dream come true! Simply take a look at the lovely decoration crafted by Alpha Décor. It was mesmerizing! The soft colored adornments and multicolored floral arrangements mirrored the jaw-dropping look of our gorgeous Maharani, who donned a fashionable attire by Om Prakash Jawahar Lal, very well complemented with the exquisite makeup and hairstyle by Red Lotus Artistry. And let's not forget about the spectacular Mehndi designed by Sheetal's Henna Designs. It was all a perfect combination that made her look like a goddess! After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with a fantastic reception party enlivened by DJ Riz Entertainment. Hands down, the best way to bring the wedding festivities to an end! If you want to take a closer look at this cornucopia of beauty and flair, don't miss the spectacular shots captured by Vek Photo in today's full gallery. It is mind-blowing!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
February 24, 2018. That’s when it went down at the Chihuly Glass Museum in Seattle, WA. My husband was finishing his last semester of law school, and I had an inkling that he would propose in May 2018 after graduating, since all of our families would be together for his graduation. This is why when we took a trip to one of his favorite cities, just a few months prior, a proposal was the farthest thing from my mind. He forced me to dress a little fancy prior to heading to the museum (I thought this was weird and should have expected something) and had made sure my friends had me get a manicure prior to the trip. We walked around the museum with a few of his college friends, one of whom had a fancy camera that he was using to “practice taking good pictures”. Once we entered the open gallery room, he got on one knee and proposed! I was so shocked that I just stood there staring down at him saying, “is this for real” repeatedly, until I finally said yes. Later, I learnt that he had picked the Museum for a number of reasons: 1) he knew I had never been and wanted to go, 2) proposing in Seattle would be totally unexpected, and 3) given that the Museum had glass gardens and flowers, it was beautiful year round, and there was no possibility of weather interfering with his plans.
 
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.
Our decision-making process for the venues and vendors was 90% driven by our budget. We knew we wanted to do a wedding in Dallas and that a hotel was going be the best option since an overwhelming majority of the guests would be flying into Dallas from out of state. We researched options, toured, made pro-con lists, and the Renaissance Dallas was finally selected, particularly because not only did it fall within our budget, but it gave us the ability to have our ceremony outdoors, which had been my dream!
 
For decor, since the wedding was going to be three separate events and we would have three completely different outfits, we wanted each event to feel different and intentional. We started planning our decor themes with the ceremony and knew that we wanted an outdoor morning ceremony, and so soft light tones and pastels (i.e. light pink, ivory, pale gold, mint green, etc) were going to be perfect. We wanted the Sangeet the night before to feel fun and cultural as a good way to kick off the weekend, so we wanted lots of bright colors and decor that screamed festive. Finally, the reception as the closing piece needed to feel grand and bold. Once we had these ideas nailed down, our decorator was able to take them and run and bring us back a vision that absolutely floored us.
 
I don’t think I could’ve gotten the Bridal looks I had envisioned if I had not gone with Red Lotus Artistry. From day one, when we began with the makeup trial, Vidya listened very closely to what kind of styles and looks I was a fan of, and what I simply couldn’t stand. For example, I wanted to refrain from heavy eyeliner on the lower lid for the ceremony, given that we were going with the softer tones theme, and given that I hate lipstick, I only agreed to move forward with lighted lip shades for most of the wedding events. You want a makeup/hair artist who believes in what you do and don’t like, and doesn’t only try to impose his or her views. Your bridal makeup artist also needs to know exactly what hiccups to expect when getting ready for your wedding events, and that’s exactly what Vidya addressed during our consultation meeting. During the consultation, Vidya and I discussed how my dupattas would be draped and we ran through how every single piece of jewelry would be worn for each event. The meeting was time consuming, yet so informative and it kept us on the same page the weekend of the wedding.
 
We initially were worried about identifying and communicating with the vendors in Dallas, because we both lived in Washington, DC. Luckily, we had the absolute best wedding planner, Christina Thomas at Elaan Events, to help navigate us through the process. She was able to give us multiple options within our budget for each vendor, and made sure we were 100% happy with each one before proceeding onto the next matter. It has now been three months since the wedding took place, and we can look back with certainty that each was the best choice.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Pink. My bridal lehanga was destined to be a shade of pink since god knows when. Walking into Om Parkash Jawahar Lal in Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, and seeing all of the endless options of dazzling lehengas, something clicked and I knew that even though this was the first shop we were visiting, it would be the last and my lehenga would have to come from here. Luckily, my parents and aunts had already done their homework by visiting this shop prior to me even landing in New Delhi, so that made me feel even more comfortable with sticking to Om Parkash Jawahar Lal...which I highly recommend, brides!
 
Given that pink was non-negotiable, and that we wanted the ceremony to be pastel themed, accenting my lehenga with sea green was the perfect choice, especially since my husband loves the color green and was happy to find a sea green sherwani with light pink accents to compliment my outfit.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Hands down the food and cake tastings were the most enjoyable parts of the planning process. Is it possible that amidst the minutiae of wedding planning and logistics, anything could have been more enjoyable than being fed a variety of scrumptious appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and then making decisions with our stomachs instead of our minds? Although I’ve got to say, pinning wedding outfits and henna designs to my Pinterest boards, which I’d share with my mother and mother-in-law to get their input, was also exciting and not stressful, so I’d consider this a close second.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
The Ceremony! One would think that a late morning ceremony, on the terrace of the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, with perfect weather that wasn’t too hot or cold, with absolutely stunning soft pastel decor would have been what made the ceremony so memorable. But, all of that ended up being sides to the entree, that was the priest, Panditji Pattabhirama Krishna Jois. The guests were blown away by the fact that our traditional Hindu priest not only spoke in excellent English and was able to easily explain every step, but also that he was funny and engaging to a point where he felt as though he was an emcee. Many of our guests had not been to a traditional desi wedding before, and instead of sitting there bored and confused for an hour, they were entertained and were able to feel like they were part of all of the rituals.
 
Long story short, the engaging ceremony coupled with the perfect environment/vibe is something our guests have not stopped talking about.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
I feel like every bride, who has her wedding fresh in her mind, has all kinds of knowledge they want to impart on all brides-to-be. Here are my two cents:
 
1) Enjoy the engagement period for at least the first 1-2 months before you dive into planning mode. You really want to take that time to just be on cloud nine before you become occupied with dates, locations, and the endless wedding related decisions to be made.
 
2) The wedding planning process is like running a marathon. Don’t sprint!! Sticking to deadlines is essential, which your planner will guide you on. But don’t try to do everything at once. During this process, remember to keep an open dialogue with your fiance! Your partner needs to be a part of the conversations. Remember, it’s not just your marathon!

We have more romantic stories coming your way, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!
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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Red Lotus Artistry | Cinematographer: Vibe Films | Sangeet / Ceremony / Reception Venue: Renaissance Dallas | Planning & Design: Elaan Events | Floral & Decor: Alpha Décor | Catering: Desi District | Catering: Peacock Plano | Bridal Fashions: Om Prakash Jawahar Lal | Cake & Treats: Frosted by Neema | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Kaagaz | Mehndi Artist: Sheetal's Henna Designs | Photo Booth: Abbeniel Photo Studio | Transportation: Prime Limo | Photography: Vek Photo


Berlin, NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by John Martin Productions

Good morning, ladies! We are glad to be back with a new love story that we are sure you will love! This time, we will take you on a visual journey through Jincy & Dominic's wedding festivities thanks to the visual masterpieces captured by John Martin Productions. So let's not wait any longer, and get ready to have a great time! We'll start by heading off to the St John's United Methodist Church to be part of the wedding ceremony that united their lives in marriage. As soon as everyone stepped inside the church, they were welcomed by a soothing atmosphere more than perfect for this life-changing event. But there is no surprise here, as the talented crew from Brilliant Affairs coordinated every single detail of this event closest to perfection. The elegance and beauty surrounding this ceremony also reflected in our gorgeous Maharani's looks, who walked down the aisle donning a stunning bridal gown by White House Bride, very well complemented with the flawless hairstyle and makeup designed by Glamorous by Juanita. After the wedding ceremony, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds with an epic reception party hosted at the Lucien's Manor. The dazzling and elegant decoration crafted by M.W. Florist & Greenhouse tied everything up, creating a dreamy scenario for this closing gala. But don't take my word; take a look at how all guests had the time of their lives dancing to the beats of M4U Events, whose endless repertoire is always a delight to listen to! If you can't get enough of this lovely wedding bash, head over to this amazing gallery. You will love it!

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Have a great day, darlings! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new inspiring story.

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Lighting: M4U Events | Hair & Makeup: Glamorous by Juanita | Photography: John Martin Productions | Cinematography: John Martin Productions | DJ: M4U Events | Ceremony Venue: St John's United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Lucien's Manor | Floral & Decor: M.W. Florist & Greenhouse | Bridal Fashions: White House Bride | Planning & Design: Brilliant Affairs


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