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Stevensville, MD Indian Fusion Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Hi Ladies! Once again we bring another fabulous wedding celebration just for you! Tulsi & Zack are the protagonists of a  fusion fairytale that took place at the wonderful Kent Manor Inn. This premier space was elegantly decorated by MM Celebrations for the wedding party that followed the dreamy outdoor ceremony. This time Maharani Tulsi slipped into a ravishing white lace gown and opted to wear her beautiful long hair down and a natural makeup look, created by the beauty experts of Color Me Rouge. Raja Zack decided to continue with an impeccable style and wore a polished black suit he finished off with a lovely light blue arrow tie. The night was enlivened by Medley Entertainment who provided all the pumping beats that made the reception a night for the ages! Ishan Fotografi was there and snapped every move and also captured these soulmates in a super romantic golden hour and night photo shoot that will leave you in complete awe. Hurry and check the rest of the images of this adorable fusion wedding in our complete gallery, now!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Zack and I had known each other for a couple of years as co-workers. We exchanged a few words in the kitchen pantry and crossed paths every now and then. However, we never really had a conversation until one of our work happy hours (which I wasn't even planning to attend...but I'm glad I did). After a few hours of talking and joking around, I knew that he was going to be someone special.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was a random Saturday in December - I had just run my first 5k with Zack; we attended one of my cousin's 1st birthday parties, and we had made plans to go watch the new Star Wars movie that had just come out. After the movie, Zack convinced me to cross the street and stop by the fountain at Lincoln Center, one of our popular meetup spots. It was cold and late and I was irritated that Zack was so insistent ongoing. After some convincing, I gave in and climbed the steps towards the fountain eventually turning around to see Zack down on one knee. Honestly, I had no idea what was going on and probably told him to get up about half a dozen times. It then took me about 4 minutes (apparently the longest 4 minutes of Zack's life) to process what was happening and eventually say YES! As someone who is very organized and loves to plan, I was shocked that he was able to surprise me and am so glad it happened at one of our favorite spots in the city.
 
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 loved the wedding planning process. I am a naturally organized person so it was super fun for me. I had tons of Pinterest boards, saved albums on my phone, etc. I knew I wanted to blend a rustic theme into a traditional Hindu ceremony and took all the inspo I could get to make it come to life. My vendors were all so amazing and are super talented - they're the reason our wedding was so perfect and how our vision came to life so flawlessly!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted something traditional but didn't want to do red. I searched all over Mumbai looking for a pastel-colored wedding lengha (I really wanted something light that would look nice against the greenery during my outdoor wedding). Kalki was the first store I went into and I loved so many of their outfits (especially the one I ended up picking) but I didn't want to settle on the first store or on a hot pink lengha when I really wanted something pastel. No matter which stores I went into, my mind always came back to Kalki. I ended up back in the store, tried on the hot pink lengha and fell in love! There was no going back to the pastel search - hot pink was for me!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Getting to plan with so many of my loved ones and seeing them get so excited about everything! We all had something so exciting to look forward to.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
How we blended together traditions from both sides and how it really was about the US. Many of my guests could tell how special the entire weekend was and how it was so "Tulsi & Zack," which made us feel so great (especially when South Asian weddings can very quickly not be about the bride & groom). We had a traditional Hindu wedding but incorporated a Pittsburgh cookie table (which is a tradition where my husband is from). 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance! The crowd went nuts and it was so great to see Zack absolutely kill it! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy EVERY minute of your wedding! It goes by incredibly fast. I know often times the stress gets to you leading up to the big day and you can't wait for it to be over, but just take a moment to reflect on the entire journey and remember why it's all so important. I would also recommend carrying that through the entire wedding weekend. It's very easy to get swept up in the motions and stick to a schedule...but don't forget to pause and take in the moment. If there is something you really wanted to do or see or set up in a particular way, don't forget to ENJOY the moment! I particularly loved seeing my guests faces at various points throughout the weekend and it just filled my heart up with so much love and happiness.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We didn't end up doing a cake and did a cookie table instead! It's a tradition based out of Pittsburgh where my husband's family is from. About 80 dozen cookies were baked by family/friends and the remaining 100 dozen came from a bakery. We had over 40 different types of cookies and even had little decorated bags so our guests could take cookies to go!
 
I wore my mangalsutra to my reception with my white wedding dress - blended together an Indian tradition with an American one. My mangalsutra was made in Mumbai - if you look closely enough at the photos you can see that it's more of a modern design (gold/silver chain, a diamond in the middle with 2 black beads on each end) vs a more traditional look. I wanted something like this so I could wear my mangalsutra every day (esp to work)!

 

Thanks so much for reading loves, see you tomorrow with more wedding inspiring stories.

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DJ: Medley Entertainment | Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Kent Manor Inn | Day of Coordinator: Details Made Simple | Floral & Decor: MM Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Color Me Rouge | Bridal Fashions: Kalki Fashion


Stevensville, MD Indian Fusion Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Happy Tuesday loves! There is something so special about fusion weddings we all love so much, don't you think? Today we indulge your fusion wedding inspiration wishes unveiling the charming union of Tulsi & Zack! The fabulous couple decided to join their lives amidst the magical wonders of Kent Island in Maryland, where the brilliant lens of Ishan Fotografi documented this fabulous fusion spree. The talented photo team prepared an idyllic outdoor photo shoot for the newlyweds, who were ready to flaunt their best style for this memorable photo session! Maharani Tulsi looked absolutely stunning in a dreamy Kalki Fashion's hot pink lengha which she completed with a dazzling jewelry set. Color Me Rouge finished off the bridal look with a bold lip color and a beautiful bun! The dashing groom, Zack embraced his new culture and contrasted the bride's bridal outfit with an elegant soft pink Sherwani suit and turban. The ceremony took place in the green lawns of the historic Kent Manor Inn where the folks from MM Celebrations cleverly transformed a gazebo into a sweet floral and draped mandap for the Hindu marriage. A round of applause for Details Made Simple for coordinating the union of this cute duo!  Go to our complete gallery and check more details of this heartwarming wedding. 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Zack and I had known each other for a couple of years as co-workers. We exchanged a few words in the kitchen pantry and crossed paths every now and then. However, we never really had a conversation until one of our work happy hours (which I wasn't even planning to attend...but I'm glad I did). After a few hours of talking and joking around, I knew that he was going to be someone special.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It was a random Saturday in December - I had just run my first 5k with Zack; we attended one of my cousin's 1st birthday parties, and we had made plans to go watch the new Star Wars movie that had just come out. After the movie, Zack convinced me to cross the street and stop by the fountain at Lincoln Center, one of our popular meetup spots. It was cold and late and I was irritated that Zack was so insistent ongoing. After some convincing, I gave in and climbed the steps towards the fountain eventually turning around to see Zack down on one knee. Honestly, I had no idea what was going on and probably told him to get up about half a dozen times. It then took me about 4 minutes (apparently the longest 4 minutes of Zack's life) to process what was happening and eventually say YES! As someone who is very organized and loves to plan, I was shocked that he was able to surprise me and am so glad it happened at one of our favorite spots in the city.
 
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 loved the wedding planning process. I am a naturally organized person so it was super fun for me. I had tons of Pinterest boards, saved albums on my phone, etc. I knew I wanted to blend a rustic theme into a traditional Hindu ceremony and took all the inspo I could get to make it come to life. My vendors were all so amazing and are super talented - they're the reason our wedding was so perfect and how our vision came to life so flawlessly!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted something traditional but didn't want to do red. I searched all over Mumbai looking for a pastel-colored wedding lengha (I really wanted something light that would look nice against the greenery during my outdoor wedding). Kalki was the first store I went into and I loved so many of their outfits (especially the one I ended up picking) but I didn't want to settle on the first store or on a hot pink lengha when I really wanted something pastel. No matter which stores I went into, my mind always came back to Kalki. I ended up back in the store, tried on the hot pink lengha and fell in love! There was no going back to the pastel search - hot pink was for me!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Getting to plan with so many of my loved ones and seeing them get so excited about everything! We all had something so exciting to look forward to.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
How we blended together traditions from both sides and how it really was about the US. Many of my guests could tell how special the entire weekend was and how it was so "Tulsi & Zack," which made us feel so great (especially when South Asian weddings can very quickly not be about the bride & groom). We had a traditional Hindu wedding but incorporated a Pittsburgh cookie table (which is a tradition where my husband is from). 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first dance! The crowd went nuts and it was so great to see Zack absolutely kill it! 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy EVERY minute of your wedding! It goes by incredibly fast. I know often times the stress gets to you leading up to the big day and you can't wait for it to be over, but just take a moment to reflect on the entire journey and remember why it's all so important. I would also recommend carrying that through the entire wedding weekend. It's very easy to get swept up in the motions and stick to a schedule...but don't forget to pause and take in the moment. If there is something you really wanted to do or see or set up in a particular way, don't forget to ENJOY the moment! I particularly loved seeing my guests faces at various points throughout the weekend and it just filled my heart up with so much love and happiness.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
We didn't end up doing a cake and did a cookie table instead! It's a tradition based out of Pittsburgh where my husband's family is from. About 80 dozen cookies were baked by family/friends and the remaining 100 dozen came from a bakery. We had over 40 different types of cookies and even had little decorated bags so our guests could take cookies to go!
 
I wore my mangalsutra to my reception with my white wedding dress - blended together an Indian tradition with an American one. My mangalsutra was made in Mumbai - if you look closely enough at the photos you can see that it's more of a modern design (gold/silver chain, a diamond in the middle with 2 black beads on each end) vs a more traditional look. I wanted something like this so I could wear my mangalsutra every day (esp to work)!

 

Check our second feature dedicated to Tulsi & Zack's fusion wedding, coming up next! 

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DJ: Medley Entertainment | Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Kent Manor Inn | Day of Coordinator: Details Made Simple | Floral & Decor: MM Celebrations | Hair & Makeup: Color Me Rouge | Bridal Fashions: Kalki Fashion


Woodbridge NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Nikki & Chip Photography

For part two of this enchanting wedding, we will have a look at Maharani Lisa's incredible gorgeous wardrobe choices for the reception. Her style, as we saw on the first installment, was to die for. Modern and traditional. For the nighttime celebrations, she picked a traditional bridal red and gold kimono style dress to pay homage to her Asian ancestry. Seriously, this Asian beauty is too much! Raja Tarun, on the other hand, was wearing the classic and elegant champagne and burgundy sherwani /pagri accessories that totally turned him into the Hindu prince of our bride's dreams. The Ariana's Grand of Woodbridge was absolutely glowing for this gala I tell you that! So much going on, but lucky for us, our friends from Nikki & Chip Photography are masters in capturing all the details, so not an ounce of glam was lost from sight. Join us one more time for part two of today's gallery and get inspired! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met online. He was one of the few guys that knew how to write proper emails. I knew he was the one when I saw him eat pizza...we both tear the crust off and eat it like 2-year-olds!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed at our first date spot. It was really sweet as the place was getting renovated and I wasn’t sure what was happening. He roped his sister in to take photos of the proposal without me knowing. 
 
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.
The wedding wouldn’t have been so successful without Arun from Detailed affairs team. He helped us make sure all the vendors are booked and attended all the venue visits. Our venue’s staff was amazing, easy going and attentive. They accommodated us and even make sure we were fed and had drinks during the whole reception. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My lengha was picked out completely by Tarun in India. Red and Gold was our wedding color and he face time me at 2am NYC time to show me the selections at the store in India. It was pretty overwhelming but I gave him some criteria and he picked out a beautiful one. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Remember to enjoy the day!

 

More to come in a bit, dolls, stick around! 

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Venues: Arianas Grand of Woodbridge | Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | Catering: Arianas Grand of Woodbridge | Photography: Nikki & Chip Photography | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Hair: Jc Penney Woodbridge | Makeup: Tina Wang | Catering: 5ive Chefs Catering | DJ: Posh DJs | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Bazaar | Cake & Treats: Rolling Ping | Cinematography: Live Picture Studios | Groom Outfit: Manyavar


Woodbridge NJ Indian Fusion Wedding by Nikki & Chip Photography

There is a legend that says that one time, a Chinese wise met a Hindu yogi. Both of them wanted to know who was the better magician. The task was to see who could climb Mount Kailash first. One of them started playing the drum, and the other one started to meditate. It is said that both reached the peak so both turned into the mountains that now surround the holy Mount Kailash, were Siva lives. Today's wedding is a gorgeous fusion and minimalistic wedding between two ancient backgrounds that understand the beauty of love and movement. Lisa & Tarun's vision was so incredibly intimate and colorful that we just had to share it with you, inspiration-seeking dolls! The Ariana's Grand of Woodbridge housed the beautiful outdoor ceremony that was skillfully planned and design by none other than Detailed Affairs Team, of course. When you get a combo like that for your nuptials, be sure that it will run as smoothly as ever. Seriously, ladies, Maharani Lisa's style is so chic and elegant but at the same time, with that special touch of genuine vibrancy that we love so much. Check our gallery of today thanks to Nikki & Chip Photography and have a look! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met online. He was one of the few guys that knew how to write proper emails. I knew he was the one when I saw him eat pizza...we both tear the crust off and eat it like 2-year-olds!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed at our first date spot. It was really sweet as the place was getting renovated and I wasn’t sure what was happening. He roped his sister in to take photos of the proposal without me knowing. 
 
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.
The wedding wouldn’t have been so successful without Arun from Detailed affairs team. He helped us make sure all the vendors are booked and attended all the venue visits. Our venue’s staff was amazing, easy going and attentive. They accommodated us and even make sure we were fed and had drinks during the whole reception. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My lengha was picked out completely by Tarun in India. Red and Gold was our wedding color and he face time me at 2am NYC time to show me the selections at the store in India. It was pretty overwhelming but I gave him some criteria and he picked out a beautiful one. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Remember to enjoy the day!
 

Part two of this highly spiritual union next! 

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Fusion
Romantic
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Summer
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Venues: Arianas Grand of Woodbridge | Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | Catering: Arianas Grand of Woodbridge | Photography: Nikki & Chip Photography | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Hair: Jc Penney Woodbridge | Makeup: Tina Wang | Catering: 5ive Chefs Catering | DJ: Posh DJs | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Bazaar | Cake & Treats: Rolling Ping | Cinematography: Live Picture Studios | Groom Outfit: Manyavar


San Jose, CA South Indian Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Remember Mona & Shashank's grand vision? Well, if you thought that our first installment showcased everything that went on at the San Jose Marriott, think twice because the incredible reception was as lavish and glamorous as the ceremony. Our amazingly talented friends from Lin & Jirsa Photography never disappoint and the pictures of today's gallery are the absolute proof of their artistry. A loving shout out to them! It is also no secret that we are totally loving Maharani Mona. After the ceremony, these two lovebirds changed attires and it was time for some serious celebration. The team from Desi Jammers Entertainment was delivering the most ravishing beats around to put everyone into the dancing state we all love so much and it is safe to say that the party was just beginning! The bride came out looking out of this world. A royal blue saree for a royal Indian princess, indeed! The attire was just so chic that I almost can't believe it! Seriously, ladies, you can't miss this feature and the wonderful gallery! Join us one more time and get those dreamy ideas going! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Shashank and I met 10 years ago at UC Irvine, at first I don't think either one of us realized where we would end up. Our relationship was long distance for the majority of the time after graduating from UC Irvine. I knew he was the one very early on in our relationship, but what solidified it was the support and encouragement he gave me while we were long distance. The last year before he proposed to me, I was out of state for the majority of the time on my rotations and Shashank came and helped me move into each place I went to, and came to visit me and made me feel like I had a piece of home with me. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal day was a day I will never forget! I thought Shashank and I were going out of town to celebrate his birthday. Shashank said he booked us a couple's massage however when we went to the spa the lady said it was only a massage for me and I was so confused, but I thought maybe he just surprised me with a massage, because I had recently finished up all my exams and submitted my information to get my board certification for Optometry. After my massage, I got back to our hotel room to see rose petals directing me to a dress, jewelry, purse, shoes laid out for me on the bed. There were notes throughout the room, one of them mentioned, "be ready by 6:15 pm, your special transportation crew will be here to pick you up". When I got ready I heard a knock on my door and it was my mom and sisters ready to pick me up. It was so meaningful and important for me to them being there with me. They drove me down to Pebble Beach where Shashank was waiting for me. He walked me down near the water and had hired photographers that looked like tourists to capture everything. Before Shashank was even done with his speech to ask me to be his wife I kept saying YES YES YES, I was so ready to be his fiance and eventually his wife!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think our guests loved our decorations by Raofactor, so many people were shocked when they saw our mandap, it was so neat that everyone danced under it during the reception. At the reception, we had mini donuts made by Swell Little Donuts and so many people loved those as well. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
So ever since Shashank proposed to me, all I was determined to do was to have an entrance video that captured our humor and love for one another. I wanted the video to be Bollywood theme so I created a script and we brought it to life. The video came out better than expected and we had some bloopers. It was so hard for me to keep that entrance video as a secret, but it was totally worth it because all the guests were not expecting that and they were just laughing the entire time. We played the video before we came out of the reception and it was a hit!
 
Here are the attachments of our entrance videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccxDf6m4oG4&t=11s
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Please enjoy all aspects of your wedding. I feel like with our wedding although we had condensed it down to cut out some events I was still overwhelmed and stressed out until the reception. Then, before I knew it, the whole weekend was over, I am so thankful that our wedding highlight video came out, it's so great that I can relive that weekend, but in retrospect I wish I just let go and enjoyed every aspect from the beginning because the reality is, there is only so much you do, so just sit back and soak in every moment because the wedding will fly by so fast. Highlight Video:  https://vimeo.com/299893710

 

Stick around, ladies, more to come! 

 

Join us tomorrow for another memorable traditional wedding story!

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Venues: San Jose Marriott | DJ: Desi Jammers Entertainment | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Sangeet Venue: India Community Center (ICC) | Planning & Design: Nirali Shah Events | Florist: Raofactor | Hair & Makeup: Rosheen Ahmadi | Catering: Peacock Indian Restaurant | Baraat Horse: Prince Horse Rental - Bay Area Baraat Horse | Desserts: Swell Little Donuts | Cinematography: Lin & Jirsa Photography


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