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Santa Ana, CA Sikh Wedding by Dawid Bilski Photography

I just can't believe this wedding's elegance. Our gorgeous couple truly knew what they wanted for their big day and thanks to Dawid Bilski Photography's photos reflect their vision of grandeur and ravishing taste. Maharani Sandeep was everything a true Maharani is for her nuptials. The glittering jewelry, the color, and the smiles were just a few of the elements that made these lovebirds one of our favorites of the week. The Grand 1401 greeted the newlyweds and their guests for the grand reception and the couple didn't disappoint with their look and flair. The stunning bride's outfit was this champagne and beige gem with details in light coral and gold that truly floated as she made her way to the dance floor. Seriously, this couple has it all! Want to experience the rest of the details of today's spree? You know what to do, click here and have a unique and exclusive glimpse of Sandeep & Parmbir's grand reception!

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More weddings every day, loves, be here! 

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Photography: Dawid Bilski Photography | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Center of Orange County | Reception Venue: The Grand 1401


Santa Ana, CA Sikh Wedding by Dawid Bilski Photography

Hey there, loves! Today, we have another glam queen to get dazzled by and let me tell you, she is as gorgeous as the entire craftsmanship of the wedding gala and the glowing ceremony. Maharani Sandeep tied the knot in the most colorful and fashionable way possible and we are loving every inch of the attires chosen for her big day. Style at its finest! For this first installment, we will be witnessing our bride's amazing ceremonial saree outfit which was this gorgeous mix of indigo and maroon with details in champagne and gold. So alluring! The color palette totally blew me away. The authentic noblesse vibe of it is just too much! At the same time, the groom totally embodied the concept of style and came out looking like the real Raja he is. Showstopping! This unique Sikh wedding held at Sikh Center of Orange County is one you do not want to miss, ladies. Come and get a deeper look at what went on for Sandeep & Parmbir's nuptials via our gallery of today, and get that imagination going! Also, a loving shout out to Dawid Bilski Photography who shared the amazingly talented pictures of the feature! Let's get to it! 

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Stay for part two ladies, are you ready for it?

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Photography: Dawid Bilski Photography | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Center of Orange County | Reception Venue: The Grand 1401


Temecula, CA Indian Wedding by Megan Ann Photography

Welcome back, dolls! We couldn't wait to share with you the second installment of Mira & Isham's love and sun-fueled bash! The Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn housed the ravishing reception we are about to witness and it is safe to say that our lovebirds truly found what they were looking for in that venue. So exclusive and elegant! Of course, for things to run smoothly in such an important day, you need to find a planner you can trust. No biggie! The Marigold Company folks came to the rescue and assisted the couple with all the planning and design details so they could focus on what was really important that day, their union and their guests. And speaking of guests, they were up for a real treat with the pals from Fusion Sounds who curated a playlist for the ages to keep everyone on the dance floor. An Indian wedding is not complete without all the dancing! So come and dance along with the images our friends from Megan Ann Photography kindly shared with us for our gallery. Let's go! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Isham and I met online! We chatted a bit, but I got caught up with work... and we didn't talk for a week. Ish sent a witty message, and that definitely caught my attention. We talked via text and on the phone for a few weeks before we had our first date (we both traveled a lot for work). On our first date, I was shocked that Ish brought me a present (a book!). He was charming, funny, and liked dark chocolate. We spent a lot of time together, and over the next few months, I knew that he was someone I wanted to do life with.

 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Isham and I love wine, and we love traveling to Napa Valley. During our second annual trip to Napa, we had planned on meeting up with an old friend of mine. She suggested that we visit one of her favorite vineyards, Tres Sabores. Tres Sabores is nestled in the hills of Napa, have dogs running around, and have excellent wines! What excited me was that they had a baby lamb that was recently born. We decided to walk towards the wine, I was so excited to see the lamb. The winemaker pointed out the "wedding tree," which was where she was married. I was too focused on the lamb, but when I turned around, Ish was down on his knee and proposing!

 

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.

Isham and I fell in love with Ponte Winery the moment we saw it! We knew we wanted to bring our friends and family to experience things we enjoy doing (wine, games, and great food), and we knew we did not want a traditional wedding. Ponte provided a naturally beautiful space and allowed us to plan a wedding of our dreams. Our theme was "Mira and Ish." We wanted it to be elegant, but fun; cultural, but not religious; and we wanted our guests to have a great time!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
It took a long time! In Houston, we have a lot of amazing stores... but it's hard to find the "right one." I knew I wanted a red/maroon lengha... and after months of searching, I found the perfect one at Manyavar!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Trying the food!! It was close to the wedding, and it made it real! We served Indian food for our rehearsal dinner, and were blown away by Ponte's chef's recreation of our favorite, childhood dishes!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our unique ceremony. My husband and I are not religious, but we wanted to have a short, meaningful ceremony. We had our siblings (all 3 of them), officiate the ceremony. Our siblings are the three people will be by our side through the thick and thin of our marriage. Also, we wanted to have a component of our wedding that involved our parents. We came up with 7 blessings that we wanted to be the center of our marriage. Our 3 siblings and 2 sets of parents each read a blessing during the ceremony. 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I walked down the aisle to one of my favorite songs from the musical, The Phantom of the Opera. I didn't think that Isham remembered the song I chose... but I guess he did! His vows ended with a line from the song, which was incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. 

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Know what are the 3-4 things that are the most important to you and your groom, and stick to them. The rest, let it go... it really won't matter in the end! It's just a day, it will only be as special as you choose to make it.

 

Do not forget to check us out! New features every day! 

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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Lighting: Fusion Sounds | Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Photo Booths: The Marigold Company | Photography: Megan Ann Photography | Ceremony Venue: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Reception Venue: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Floral & Decor: The Poppy Studio | Catering: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Dessert Table: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Indian Desserts: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Cinematography: Shailee Shah | Live Music: Gemini Strings | Games: Giganto Games


Temecula, CA Indian Wedding by Megan Ann Photography

That special time of the day is here again, dear Maharanis! These weddings are just so beautiful and romantic that we can't get enough of them. It is so amazing to be able to witness the different styles of our enchanting Maharanis on their long-awaited dream day. Today, we set sail to California to witness what went on for Mira & Isham's wedding gala, and let me tell you that this bride truly shimmered at all times. Guess who was responsible for it? You got that right! Dolled up by Lulu and her well-known talent assisted our Maharani Mira with hair and makeup and she couldn't have chosen a better artist for the task. Breathtaking indeed! This bash was full of carefully crafted details that we are sure you are going to absolutely love, so click here for our gallery of today courtesy of Megan Ann Photography, and let yourself be smitten by this couple's contagious love and vibrant style.  

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Isham and I met online! We chatted a bit, but I got caught up with work... and we didn't talk for a week. Ish sent a witty message, and that definitely caught my attention. We talked via text and on the phone for a few weeks before we had our first date (we both traveled a lot for work). On our first date, I was shocked that Ish brought me a present (a book!). He was charming, funny, and liked dark chocolate. We spent a lot of time together, and over the next few months, I knew that he was someone I wanted to do life with.

 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Isham and I love wine, and we love traveling to Napa Valley. During our second annual trip to Napa, we had planned on meeting up with an old friend of mine. She suggested that we visit one of her favorite vineyards, Tres Sabores. Tres Sabores is nestled in the hills of Napa, have dogs running around, and have excellent wines! What excited me was that they had a baby lamb that was recently born. We decided to walk towards the wine, I was so excited to see the lamb. The winemaker pointed out the "wedding tree," which was where she was married. I was too focused on the lamb, but when I turned around, Ish was down on his knee and proposing!

 

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.

Isham and I fell in love with Ponte Winery the moment we saw it! We knew we wanted to bring our friends and family to experience things we enjoy doing (wine, games, and great food), and we knew we did not want a traditional wedding. Ponte provided a naturally beautiful space and allowed us to plan a wedding of our dreams. Our theme was "Mira and Ish." We wanted it to be elegant, but fun; cultural, but not religious; and we wanted our guests to have a great time!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
It took a long time! In Houston, we have a lot of amazing stores... but it's hard to find the "right one." I knew I wanted a red/maroon lengha... and after months of searching, I found the perfect one at Manyavar!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Trying the food!! It was close to the wedding, and it made it real! We served Indian food for our rehearsal dinner, and were blown away by Ponte's chef's recreation of our favorite, childhood dishes!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our unique ceremony. My husband and I are not religious, but we wanted to have a short, meaningful ceremony. We had our siblings (all 3 of them), officiate the ceremony. Our siblings are the three people will be by our side through the thick and thin of our marriage. Also, we wanted to have a component of our wedding that involved our parents. We came up with 7 blessings that we wanted to be the center of our marriage. Our 3 siblings and 2 sets of parents each read a blessing during the ceremony. 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I walked down the aisle to one of my favorite songs from the musical, The Phantom of the Opera. I didn't think that Isham remembered the song I chose... but I guess he did! His vows ended with a line from the song, which was incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. 

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Know what are the 3-4 things that are the most important to you and your groom, and stick to them. The rest, let it go... it really won't matter in the end! It's just a day, it will only be as special as you choose to make it.

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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Lighting: Fusion Sounds | Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Photo Booths: The Marigold Company | Photography: Megan Ann Photography | Ceremony Venue: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Reception Venue: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Floral & Decor: The Poppy Studio | Catering: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Dessert Table: Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn | Indian Desserts: Mantra Indian Cuisine | Cinematography: Shailee Shah | Live Music: Gemini Strings | Games: Giganto Games


Boca Raton, FL Indian Fusion Wedding by Adam Opris Photography

Welcome back, ladies! After an emotional and glittering glammy ceremony, the lovebirds headed down to the exclusive reception hall of The Boca Raton Resort to celebrate the long-awaited nuptials with their excited guests. We were completely stoked with Kimberly's long white reception gown. The lacing details and the design are without a doubt, one of the most beautiful ones we have featured. So modern and chic. Get a paper and pen, ladies! Raja Gaurav was mesmerized big time with such beauty, that is a fact! Few things can be said when our gallery pictures, thanks to Adam Opris Photography, are so eloquent with all the elegance and grandeur that went on for Kimberly & Gaurav's gala. Check part two of our jubilee of today and witness it for yourself! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Gaurav and I met online. During our 2nd date, we went to an arcade and I got very competitive. While I lost at basketball, he won my heart that night! We went to dinner and completely lost track of time. By the end of the night, I was hooked. After 6 months of dating, he took me on a trip to LA. As we began to ring in the new year, he whispered in my ear that he loved me. At that moment, I knew he was the man I was going to marry and I could not wait to take our relationship to the next level.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Gaurav picked me up after work and we drove from San Francisco down to San Luis Obispo for his cousin’s graduation weekend. I could tell that something was different because he is perpetually late for everything. That Friday, he was in quite a rush and was speeding down the highway. He kept telling me that we needed to get to this restaurant on time and for the sunset etc. When we arrived at the restaurant, we sat down to our table which had a beautiful arrangement of flowers and he had written out his proposal in it. After I cried and said YES! we walked down to the beach and got to cheers with the sun setting in the background. I was thrilled.
 
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 am an extremely organized person (I make detailed color-coded travel itineraries). We live in San Francisco, so, as soon as we decided we wanted to get married somewhere warm, I set out and visited 15+ different venues in California and Florida. My parents had just retired to Boca Raton, FL from New York. I knew I wanted an Indian wedding with bright colors (red, pink, orange and coral). As soon as I saw The Boca Raton Resort, I fell in love with it. Gaurav and I flew to Florida to pick out all of our vendors in one trip and then I went down by myself to finish my hair and makeup trials. The Boca Raton Resort was absolutely breathtaking. It was built in the 1920’s so every detail in the architecture from the entrance where you drive up to the ceremony garden to the ballroom, everything was truly picture perfect. I found most of my vendors using WeddingWire, it was actually quite a challenge to find a henna artist, a pandit and Indian catering for our Sangeet. However, keeping a wedding binder was essential.  
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
While red is the traditional dress color, I knew I wanted my Indian gown to be a peach color because that tone looked nice against my skin. I loved peacocks and all the intricate stitching that goes into the dresses from India. I actually found one online from Bangalore and Gaurav’s cousin was kind enough to drive to the store and video chat with me. She actually found a different (more stunning) version than the original one I had in mind and I immediately knew that it was the one. For my traditional white wedding dress, I went shopping in San Francisco and probably tried on 5 dresses and as soon as I tried mine on, I knew that it was also going to be perfect for me. I wanted something simple and with lace but not poofy and easy to dance in. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I am very creative and enjoy art and planning so the best part for me was visually thinking of how I wanted everything to look and play out. Pinterest was a huge help because I was able to organize my thoughts and inspiration and then relay that to our decorator Carlos. He did an amazing job bringing everything to life. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our wedding was beautiful because it truly was the marriage of our families. Gaurav’s family is Punjabi and my family is from Hong Kong on my father’s side and originally from Naples, Italy on my mother’s side. All the guests on my side were really blown away by the traditional Indian parts of the wedding, the fact that we had multiple events (Mehndi, sangeet, and wedding) in 3 days was also quite different. On the wedding day, the Baraat, in particular, was something new and exciting and even hotel guests could not help but stop and stare at the dholi and the Rolls Royce. We were very lucky and had a wonderful pandit and fun priest which kept the traditional ceremony and Catholic blessing entertaining!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
For me, the first look was really special because it was a brief moment where just the two of us could enjoy being a couple before all the events began. Looking into your husband’s eyes and being able to share that loving moment is magical. However, I also could not stop crying during our vows too!
 
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.
Our wedding was truly a cultural fusion party. We had family members fly in from India, Hong Kong, the U.K. and even my childhood au pair made the trip from Austria! We had friends fly in from Saint-Barthélemy and of course New York (where I grew up) and the San Francisco Bay area (where Gaurav is from). During our Sangeet, we had some of the traditional Indian dances performed by my husband’s family and friends and then we had a salsa dance performed by one of my friends and my four bridesmaids also participated. While the Sangeet had mostly Indian food and Indian music, I was able to make sure we had dumplings and meatballs as a tribute to my cultural mix of being ½ Chinese and ½ Italian (a little wonton and parmesan fusion). We also had a cigar roller and henna artist for our guests. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just remember that there really isn’t any other time in your life when all of the people you love will all be in the same room together than your wedding day so enjoy each part of it and live in the moment! 
 
Stay with us for more, ladies! 
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Sangeet Venue: Boca Hyatt Place | Reception and Ceremony Venue: The Boca Raton Resort | Floral & Decor: Boca by Design | Hair: Ultimate Bridal Beauty | Sangeet Catering: Tanjore | Sangeet DJ: Echobell Events | Baraat: Echobell | Bridal Fashions: Samyakk | Bridal Jewelry: Evotique | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Naza Henna | Mehndi Artist: Naza Henna | Photo Booth: Vision DJ | Registry: Wedding Wire | Rolls Royce for Baraat: MPH Club | Sangeet Gown: Evotique | Makeup: Makeup by Talia K | Photography: Adam Opris Photography


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