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Huntsville, AL Indian Fusion Wedding by Castaldo Studio

Good Morning, Maharanis! Today, we will join our two lovebirds, Aparajita & Grey in their nuptial celebration. And we are excited because this time there is not one but two wedding ceremonies that marked the start of the everlasting love story for this sweet couple. Lucky guys! If you are like us and enjoy reliving every special event by taking a look at the photos of it, we're sure that you will be blown away by the fantastic shots captured by Castaldo Studio. This photographic studio perpetuated every moment of this real-life fairy tale in such a marvelous way that we get to feel just as if we were there. How amazing is that! The exclusive Von Braun Center hosted this fabulous and unique event thoroughly orchestrated by Crimson Bleu Events. And you already know that each time this fabulous time is around, everything goes beyond perfect, and this time was no exception! Myar Décor enhanced the beauty of the different ceremonies and activities, with marvelous decorations that everyone loved. There was so much beauty all over the place, but nothing compared to the drop-dead gorgeous look of our blushing Maharani Aparajita. She trusted her beauty needs to Gwyneth Morales and MLAartistry, who created a winning combo that prised this Maharani's innate beauty and rendered everyone speechless. The festivities concluded with a spectacular reception party enlivened by DJ Jaz- GTB Productions, who put everyone to dance! Ladies, if you can't get enough of this wedding celebration, don't miss the full gallery that we have prepared for today! It is mindblowing, and we are sure that you are going to take tons of inspiring ideas from it. Make sure to check it out!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Grey and I met in college when we were both in Concert choir and an a cappella group together. We were friends for years and I always say that is the foundation of our friendship. A few months after college we started officially dating and it was definitely work with me applying for medical school, him pursuing the military, and both of us living in separate cities. I think I knew he was “the one” when he left for basic training for 4 months. We were only able to talk twice on the phone during that time but we wrote letters to each other to keep in touch. I knew then that I never wanted to be without him again for the rest of my life!
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I was doing my surgery acting internship at UAB on Cinco De Mayo. My friend told me that her parents wanted to take us out for her pharmacy school graduation so as soon as I got done at the hospital I had intentions to rush home to change. I may have made a detour to get margaritas (because it was Cinco De Mayo)! Of course I insisted on napping when I got back to my apartment but Grey kept his cool the whole time. When we finally got to the restaurant, we went out to this beautiful back patio and that’s when he proposed! What was so special was that my family, his family, and a couple of my close friends were all hiding in the back patio and came out to surprise me! He even had my friends bring me things to do my nails because I couldn’t have my nails done on my surgery rotation. He truly thought of everything.
 
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.
My venue was Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama. I had been to so many weddings here growing up that it was surreal to see how it was transformed into my vision of my special day.
All of my Indian outfits were purchased during a December trip to India. We shopped in Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai. The experience was so amazing and my husband actually came with us for a bit of the trip and got to see India for the first time! I was able to hand pick and alter or design all of my outfits which was very special.
My makeup artist was Maleigh McCloy who is based out of my hometown of Madison, Al. I stumbled upon Maleigh's makeup page on Instagram and immediately saw the talent she had for creating stunning makeup looks. She did my makeup for my engagement party and it was FLAWLESS. I knew she would be the perfect choice for my wedding. She managed to pull off 4 separate looks for the weekend with absolute perfection in addition helping out with some of my family's makeup as well.
My hair was by Gwyneth Morales based out of Birmingham, Al. I have been going to Gwyn for a few years now to get my hair cut and colored so I knew she would be someone I could 100% trust with my hair for my wedding. She went ABOVE AND BEYOND for my wedding weekend. We had multiple trials so she could get used to the jewelry and other accessories. She even had her mom sew in clips to my wedding dupatta so it would not fall off my head! I truly was so lucky to have her as my hair stylist.
My decor was done by Mital Dodhia with Myar Decor. Mital and I immediately clicked when we realized we both had similar taste for decor. Simple, elegant, traditional, with a contemporary twist. Her ideas were more than I could have ever even dreamed of. She flawlessly executed transitioning between the American ceremony and the more traditional Indian ceremonies. Her team was even able to build me a custom bar for my backyard Sangeet. She created the absolute perfect backdrop for the best weekend ever!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My bridal dress was from David's bridal in Birmingham. I knew that I wanted to get somethings simple and elegant that would juxtapose well against the lavish Indian outfits and that would not break the bank (as I would only be wearing it for our morning ceremony). I fell in love with a v-neck, A-line dress that had POCKETS! It made me feel so beautiful and confident!
My Hindu ceremony wedding dress was from Kolkata. IBengali brides traditionally wear red Banarasi saris for their ceremonies.I had always wanted to wear a lehenga for my wedding and I was able to find fabric that was beaded in a Banarasi print which I made into my lehenga. I wanted my blouse to be simple so that my jewelry would stand out. The designers in Kolkata were able to dye the fabric to the perfect red color and make my dream lehenga come to life!
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the process was having my whole family help with all aspects of the wedding. From designing our signs, to choreographing for the sangeet, my family and close family friends were so incredibly helpful. There were times that I was feeling very overwhelmed because in addition to planning a wedding I was also applying and matching into residency, having to prepare to move to a different state, and having to buy a house to live in for the next 5 years while I'm in residency. My family did everything they could to help my out when I needed it. I also loved getting to celebrate our engagement and bridal showers with my aunties and uncles!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We were so lucky to hear so many compliments about things that people enjoyed about the wedding. People LOVED the food from Kabobish. They went above and beyond to provide an amazing menu for us. I also have heard so many compliments about the decor! A lot of future brides have reached out to me and I have recommended Myar decor whole heatedly to them!
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
It is so hard to pick just one. A truly special moment was getting to enjoy the Sangeet performances. Seeing all the hard work my aunties, uncles, family members, and friends put into dancing and singing still brings so much joy into my heart. I am so lucky to have such a loving community who would work so hard to make my sangeet unforgettable. An especially sentimental moment was when my Dad surprised me bringing me on stage to sing Akele Hum Akele Tum with him. This was a song that I sang with him when I was 3 years old on stage for the first time. We sang the song after the video of the original performance played for everyone. I barely made it through the song and definitely shed some tears along the way, but it made for such a perfect memory of that night!
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process!! Wedding blues after your wedding is over is a real thing. It is so easy to get consumed with things that don't go right or with hitting deadlines and making decisions that you lose sight of the big picture. You will remember your wedding day forever,  but the memories of planning the wedding are such a huge part of the memories you will create. Surround yourself with supportive people and have the best time!!

That is all for today! Have an awesome day, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more! 
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DJ: DJ Jaz- GTB Productions | Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Von Braun Center | Floral & Decor: Myar Décor | Hair: Gwyneth Morales | MUA: MLAartistry | Catering: Kabob-ish | Baraat (Dholi): Jaskaran Singh | Cinematography: Castaldo Studio | Mehndi Artist: Maitri Modi - Maitri's Creations | Tent Rental: Special Occasions Birmingham | Local Rental: All Needz Rental | Photography: Castaldo Studio


Las Vegas, NV Indian Wedding by Memories Studio

Good morning, ladies! Let's start this Tuesday by taking a look at a beautiful and romantic love story featuring Heny & Satesh's big wedding festivities. If the name of this lovely duo sounds familiar, it is because we already showcased their marvelous wedding in this mesmerizing Video Blog, thanks to the visual masterpiece captured by Memories Studio. But this outstanding photographic studio had so much more to share with us that we decided to make a double feature to delight you with the enchanting photos they captured throughout the entire wedding bash. So, get yourself comfortable and enjoy this wedding extravaganza thoroughly orchestrated by Crimson Bleu Events, who took care of every detail to make this unique and unforgettable event. For the wedding ceremony officiated at the Jekyll Island Club Resorts, Suhaag Garden designed a beautiful decor that mirrored the glamorous look of our gorgeous Maharani, who looked like a princess throughout the entire festivities. After the wedding ceremony, it was time to head down to the Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate this lovebirds' life milestone with a vibrant reception party animated by M4U Events, who owned the stage playing upbeat melodies that put everyone on their feet. Hands down, this was the wedding celebration Heny & Satesh always wanted! If you want to check more of this beautiful young couple, don't miss today's full gallery. It is an absolute visual delight you don't want to miss! Not to mention that you will get endless amounts of inspiring ideas. So don't think twice and get ready to enjoy it!

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That is all for today, darlings. But don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new love story!

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Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | DJ: M4U Events | Cinematography: Memories Studio | Photography: Memories Studio | Ceremony Venue: Jekyll Island Club Resorts | Reception Venue: Wynn Las Vegas | Floral & Decor: Suhaag Garden | Reception Floral & Decor: Destinations by Design Las Vegas | Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Blush and Glow By Artee | Family Hair & Makeup: Blush Beauty by Nadia & Kripa Bhatt | Reception Makeup: Makeup by Shilpa | Family Hair & Makeup: Amelia C & Co | Catering: Mint Indian Bistro | DJ: Encore Events Djs Harsh Patel | Wedding Outfit: Shyamal & Bhumika | Cake & Treats: Wynn Las Vegas | Wedding Stationery: Marigold Invites | Reception Stationery: Creatively Patel | Reception Stylist / Barber: Suraj.hair | Garba Band: JashnATL | Mehndi Artist: Atlanta Henna Studio | Photo Booths: Parties Outta Sight | Snapchat Filters: Creatively Patel | Reception Dance Floor: Events By Bliss LV


Poughkeepsie, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by The DV Image

Good morning, Maharanis! We have reached the end of this fantastic week, but we are not done yet! We have prepared a phenomenal time for you. So get ready to be amazed by the beauty that surrounded Reashma & Sujith's wedding celebration. This was a glorious celebration, where two different cultures mingle together to celebrate the love union from their favorite ones. The interiors of The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie was chosen by our lovely duo to celebrate their wedding ceremony. Everything was perfectly trimmed and planned by L&B Events, who took our lovebirds' vision and transformed it into a dream come true! And we cannot forget about the marvelous decoration crafted by House of Dipali, who filled every inch of this celebration with beautiful floral arrangements that left everyone speechless. To conclude this phenomenal time, a fantastic wedding reception was hosted inside the halls of The Villa Borghese, and to turn the gala into an epic party, our friends from DJTM jumped into the stage and played their phenomenal beats, making everyone dance the whole night! Thank heaven we have the talent from The DV Image, who captured all details and created this fantastic gallery. So make sure to visit it. I know that you will be delighted! 

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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.
We went about planning our wedding by first looking for the perfect venue. My husband's family resides in Long Island, NY and my family resides in Albany, NY. We decided to have the wedding in Poughkeepsie, NY since it was the halfway point between our hometowns. The staff at the Villa Borghese were on board from the get-go. Nothing was too much to ask and they went above and beyond to accommodate our every whim. For the ceremony, I had always wanted to get married in a beautiful, old church with lots of architectural details. Both Sujith and I instantly fell in love with the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie on sight. Because of the classic design of my dress and the old world style of the church, we decided on an English Garden feel for our ceremony. We had lots of white and blush pink florals accented with greenery throughout the space. For our evening reception, we decided to add black accents to bring more dramatic flair. House of Dipali was responsible for all of our florals and staging. 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I remember watching the Royal Wedding in 2018 and falling in love with Meghan Markle's simple, yet elegant wedding gown. I knew right then that I wanted my wedding gown to be as equally timeless. After trying on many dresses, I came to the realization that I may need to go the custom route in order to achieve what I envisioned. I went to Xena's Bridal, a local boutique in my hometown, and I was able to customize an existing gown by Casablanca. My wedding gown ended up being everything I imagined and more!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests loved the Venetian Hour at the end of our wedding.  The Villa Borghese brought out eight tables of desserts from La Deliziosa Bakery and guests were provided with little boxes to take desserts home. There were also sparklers, an ice sculpture, and a Bananas Foster Flambé station. Villa Borghese also provided Gyros and fries for all of our guests as a late night snack on their way out.
 
Was there a really special moment at your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The highlight of the night was looking onto the dance floor and seeing all of our friends and family from all over the world crowded onto the dance floor. We felt so blessed and loved at that moment.
 
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.
My cousins and I have choreographed and danced together since we were very young and so I thought it only appropriate that we perform at the reception. All of my bridesmaids joined in and it was such a special part of the evening.
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The wedding day is such a blur, but don't forget to take the time to enjoy it! It really does go by in the blink of an eye.

If you want to get more inspiration, visit us tomorrow. We have more for you!
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Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Ceremony Venue: The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie | Reception Venue: The Villa Borghese | Planning & Design: L&B Events | Hair & Makeup: Timeless Updos | Catering: Villa Borghese | DJ: DJTM | Bridal Fashions: Xena's Bridal | Cake & Treats: La Deliziosa | Cinematography: The DV Image | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Valavi Wedding Cards | Transportation: New Jersey Limo Bus | Tuxedos: Brooks Brothers | Photography: The DV Image


Long Island, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by BNB Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! We just reached the middle of this fantastic week, and we know that a couple like Lohitha Dasari & Mayur is exactly what you need to start getting ready for the weekend that comes ahead. Today, we head down to New York to witness a glammy gala that was a total dream come true. Our friends from BNB Photography sure did a fantastic job capturing everything that went on for today's gallery! And if this is not enough, we are also showcasing the visual masterpiece created by the talented team from Niran Jangogula in today's Video Blog. Just amazing! The exclusive The Garden City Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Regency Long Island hosted the traditional pre-wedding celebrations, and everyone was amazed by the incredible decoration that filled every inch and every corner of these exclusive and striking venues. House of Dipali's team crafted a marvelous decor that enhanced the beauty of the wedding ceremonies, creating magical backdrops that everyone loved. And Stylish Events did not stay behind and put together a fantastic scenery for the reception party held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. And we want to take a moment to admire the beautiful look that our gorgeous Maharani showcased for her big day. She trusted all of her beauty needs to the talented crew from Kanwal Batool, who pampered her and made her look like a goddess throughout the entire wedding events. Just lovely! Hands down, this is a fabulous wedding celebration you don't want to miss as every single detail will enchant you. Make sure to check it ou!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Mayur and I initially dated when we were 15/16! We stayed friends after that for many years and always bumped into each other at random social events. Life happened and we reconnected again after I turned 30 and it was an instant connection. We had the same values and morals and instantly fell back in love again. Our first date was at a vineyard and we knew fate brought us back together for a reason.

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.
Unlike other brides I hated the part of "planning". It was something that gave me a lot of anxiety because I wanted everything to be perfect. I had a vision in my head but had a hard time putting that down on paper. My husband who is a creative genius helped out tremendously in this department and pretty much executed all our ideas to our vendors. As our wedding was going to be on Long Island we had to find venues that could hold the amount of guests we had attending ( 800 +). We went with The Garden city hotel, Hyatt Regency and Crest Hollow country club. My hair and makeup was done by Kanwal Batool and her amazing staff - She has always been a dear friend to me so that was the one thing I was certain about. The Decor and theme we worked with House of Dipali ( Kiriba Floral) and Stylish Events of NY to execute the different visions we had for each event. They were an incredible help. Last but not least our attentive wedding planner Artistic Affairs ( Jharna) was there from the first moment to the last. She really gave us so many unique ideas and helped plan to perfect, we could not have had such beautiful executed events without her and her team!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
All my Indian outfits were custom done by Mom in India. I wore two different sarees for the wedding ceremony and they were custom made on the handloom. My mom actually picked out all the threads and warping and they were weaved by the weavers. Fun fact - I did not try on any of my Indian outfits till the day of each event! I trusted my moms choices and they all came out perfect. My reception outfit was an american white dress covered in swarvoski crystals. My family and I traveled to California to Karoza Bridal to pick it out as I fell in love with their designs on instagram. I initially envisioned myself in a mermaid gown but after spending hours there my mom pulled the perfect princess gown that I fell in love with as soon as I tried it on. Once again I guess its true, Moms know best.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment in our wedding was the first dance. My close friend Breanne actually sang our first song and recorded it and sent it to us all the way from Spain. She was unable to make the wedding but its something that my husband and I will cherish forever. We were serenaded with the most beautiful voice as we were dancing ; We truly felt there was no one else in the room as we danced.

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 sangeet night was filled with so much laughter and dancing. We had so many people that performed and took their time out of their life to add something special and memorable that we can remember, we will always hold those dances and songs close to our hearts. I also wanted to do a combination of songs dedicated to my grandmother, Mom & dad and my in laws. It was something I always wanted to do and I am glad I had the opportunity to do that.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't sweat the small things! So many things are going to go wrong and not as you planned but just remember this is the start of the rest of your life with your perfect love and that is what's important.

Stick around, we have tons of inspiration prepared for you tomorrow! 

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Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Venues: Crest Hollow Country Club | Hair & Makeup: Kanwal Batool | Venues: The Garden City Hotel | Floral & Decor: House of Dipali | Sangeet Venue: Hyatt Regency Long Island | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Long Island | Planning & Design: Artistic Affairs NY | Floral & Decor (Wedding Floral): Kiriba Floral | Catering: Benares Restaurant & Catering | Catering (Mehndi): The Garden City | Catering (Sangeet): Tandoor & Co. Restaurant | Catering (Wedding): Dakshin Express | DJ / Baraat: DJ USA | Cinematography: Niran Jangogula | Mehndi Artist: Henna For All | Photography: BNB Photography


San Diego, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Indian Wedding Snap

Happy Friday, beautiful Maharanis! We are concluding this fabulous week with a phenomenal wedding event! Today we are pleased to present to you the beauty that surrounded Padmini & Imran's wedding celebration. To begin this journey, let me take you to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, the perfect venue chosen by our lovebirds to celebrate their promise of eternal love. The winning combination of Holly Kalkin on the planning and design and the excellent decoration crafted by Excellent Designs turned this gala into a perfect and memorable event. Speaking about perfection, we were enchanted by the beauty that Padmini displayed during the entire festivities. Hands down, she made the right call by choosing Enchant by Nihala for her beauty needs. The different halls used for the wedding events overflowed with merriment and traditional flair, leaving everyone speechless. And we want to do a big shoutout to Walkrich Signature Events as they created a spectacular scheme of lights that set the mood for the different activities. Today you can relive this moment by visiting this jaw-dropping gallery put together by Indian Wedding Snap. We are more than sure you get tons of inspiring ideas to start planning your ultimate dreamed wedding!

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Enjoy your weekend, and make sure to join us on Monday for more!

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Venues: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina | Hair & Makeup: Enchant by Nihala | Planning & Design: Holly Kalkin | Floral & Decor: Excellent Designs | Catering: Natraj Catering and Restaurants | DJ: Sound Nation | Cake & Treats: Cute Cakes | Cinematography / Photography: Indian Wedding Snap | Lighting: Walkrich Signature Events | Photo Booth: Pixster


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