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San Diego, CA Indian Fusion Wedding by Nat Wongsaroj Photography

Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! We have another fabulous day to start, so let's do it on the right foot with Juhee & Stephen's glorious wedding day. These lovebirds celebrated their devotion at the well-known Paradise Point San Diego Island Resort. This eminent venue is perfect for any celebration, especially for such special unions. Love can be found in any corner of this enchanting place! Our adorable couple completed their extravaganza with Blooming Forward's fascinating scenery and Dhamaka Entertainment's vibrant music set to keep everyone on their feet. All the guests enjoyed  BabyCakes San Diego's artistic talent for the wedding cake and the delicious treats our dreamy couple had for all. The sweet Juhee & Stephen entrusted Charminar Indian Restaurant & Catering to delight their loved ones' paladar with their mouthwatering Indian cuisine. The food was not the only joy of this day, as our couple made their way to the altar with their heavenly attires. Our Maharani, Juhee, was radiant with her marvelous lengha from  Flairlehengasbytannu complemented by Dazzles' elegant jewelry and a delicate bridal bouquet courtesy of Louise Rigdon. The fabulous teams from Beauty By Ayleen and Laura Claire Style & Hair flawlessly accentuated our Maharani's delicate features for the day. The mehndi design courtesy of Henna Trendz made everyone fall in love. She looked like a queen, indeed! Thanks to Ivory & Lace Creative Weddings professionals behind the scenes, the grand event went without missing a beat, ensuring all details were covered. Our couple could bask in the day's beauty with these fantastic experts on the wheel. With  Nat Wongsaroj Photography's phenomenal skills with the camera, no instant went by without being captured for our lovely couple to relive whenever they please. We have their fascinating photographs in this splendid gallery for you to boost your imagination, Maharanis. I know you will love it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met on an online dating app. I don't think there was a specific "moment" that I knew. We've stuck together through thick and thin, and over time I knew he was the one because of how he showed up for me everyday: unwavering, committed, loving, and strong. It was also so reaffirming to see the love and compassion he always showed my family and friends. He is everything I've ever wanted. I am truly lucky to be his wife.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
It’s a funny story because I designed the ring + booked the venue before he proposed. It was in the middle of the pandemic, and I knew that if I waited any longer, I’d lose the venue I wanted. Every other wedding we went to in 2021 was on a weekday, because no weekends were available by the time they booked.
While we dated, we spent a lot of time at my parents’ house, which was also the home I grew up in. We made so many memories there with them. He chose to decorate the backyard with lights, candles, and photos of us. My best friend took me out to dinner that evening, and I had an inkling something was going on because she asked me to dress up with her - and she doesn’t usually dress up! I entered our home through the backyard, and immediately our favorite song started playing. I saw Stephen walk out in a suit - he looked so handsome. I looked up to see my parents standing on the porch. Stephen got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It meant the world to me that he made sure my parents were a part of it, and that he planned the entire thing to be in a place that held such meaning for me. It was a beautiful evening!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Unfortunately, my original idea (a custom design) was ruined by a set of tailors I had initially hired. I had always loved Sabyasachi’s style and design, and ended up ordering one in a similar style last minute. It ended up working out, but we cut it really close! I didn’t have a favorite color in mind, but I knew I wanted it to be traditional, so we went with red.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the real pay-off was when we finally got to see the venue in person for the first time. We had to book to grab the date before we actually got to see it in person (especially because it was a destination wedding). It was so beautiful, and there was a ton of relief realizing it was true to what we had seen in photos. Meeting the vendors was also amazing - they were all incredible, especially our planner Amanda, and photographer Nat WongSaroj.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they enjoyed the venue, Paradise Point Resort and Spa - more than anything else. We also received comments on how good the food was, how seamless it seemed, and the intimate, personal feel of the wedding overall.
Upon asking one of my bridesmaids, she shared that: "Stealing the groom's shoes, watching your mom walk you down the aisle, the cold sparks that went off when you shared your first dance!" There was even a moment when a second bride who was getting married that same day crashed our reception dance floor with her groom - and it was so fun to dance alongside them!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My mother survived 2 strokes in the past few years. For months, we were practicing her walking me down the aisle. And when she finally did, it was absolutely unforgettable. There were bubbles, it was golden hour, and I was being walked down into the next chapter of my life with a lady nothing short of a warrior.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
While your wedding day will involve all sorts of details and logistics, remember, at the end of the day - this is celebrating you and your love. And that's all that matters. Don't fret the small stuff!
Also, ask for as much support as possible - and delegate as much as you can!

Keep coming back for more love and romance!

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Venues: Paradise Point San Diego Island Resort | Sangeet Venue: Lot 8 | Planning & Design: Ivory & Lace Creative Weddings | Floral & Decor: Blooming Forward | Bridal Bouquet: Louise Rigdon | Hair & Makeup (Sangeet): Fariia Makeup | Hair & Makeup (Wedding day): Beauty By Ayleen | Hair & Makeup: Laura Claire Style & Hair | Hair & Makeup (Bridal Party): Shade & Strand | Hair & Makeup (Bridal Party): MkupbyLiz | Hair & Makeup (Bridal Party): Cynthia's Beauty | Catering: Charminar Indian Restaurant & Catering | DJ: Dhamaka Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Flairlehengasbytannu | Bridal Jewelry: NM FASHIONS ERA | Wedding Choker: Dazzles | Cake & Treats: BabyCakes San Diego | Mehndi Artist: Henna Trendz | Rentals: Platinum Event Rentals | Transportation: CharterUp | Photography: Nat Wongsaroj Photography


Edison, NJ Indian Wedding by Ami Video

Hi Maharanis! We are starting this new day with another marvelous story that will melt your hearts. Today's main characters are Yesha & Neel, who had a phenomenal summer wedding celebrated at the Royal Grand Manor, and just as its name promises, this venue was excellent for a celebration worthy of royalty. Our couple delighted their guests with a mouth-melting cake baked specially for them by Awesomeyo's Kitchen. Ladies, I have to admit the delicate "NY" added on top of the cake was adorable. Everyone had the time of their lives rejoicing with the lovebirds and the terrific ambiance only M4U Events can create. Our couple decided to call these experts to organize and execute their event with outstanding entertainment to have a memorable night. And now, my dears, it's time to talk about how splendid Yesha looked! Our Maharani's fascinating hair and enchanting makeup were done by Looks by Jassi, granting her the glamour and elegance we all dream of for our big day. Her lengha harmonized perfectly with her eyeshadow making her look radiant. The work Henna by Shweta did on our bride's Mehndi art was flawless. It caught everyone's attention! The handsome groom, Neel, looked just as stunning as he did when our Maharani fell in love with him. You can grasp the utter devotion between them in every single picture captured by Ami Video, gifting the newlyweds with a forever memoir of their romance. So, don't wait any longer! My dears, take a moment to check out this impressive gallery; I am sure you will feel inspired.

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My darlings, keep coming back for more love and inspiration!

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Hair & Makeup: Looks by Jassi | DJ: M4U Events | Venue: Royal Grand Manor | Floral & Decor: Partyland Sajawat Decorator | Catering: India Palace | Ring: Sona Jewelers | Cake & Treats: Awesomeyo’s Kitchen | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Shweta | Photography: Ami Video


Pennsylvania, PA Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio KSD

Good morning to all my gorgeous Maharanis! I am eager to share the magical day of Christine and Rajesh's wedding with you. This lovely couple decided to say "I do" at the breathtakingly Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul. The beautiful architecture of the place and their loved ones' presence combined to create one of the most romantic settings I have ever seen. And not to mention the reception! The elegance and traditions are undoubtedly one of my favorite things about this celebration. Our newlyweds decided to have a captivating bash at Crystal Team Room- Finley Catering. It was an enchanting venue straight out of a fairytale! Christine, our dear bride, went for a lovely white dress from RK Bridal and her charming prince, right by her side, wearing a stylish suit. And let me tell you, girls, they looked perfect! The gracefulness of her attire was the ideal match for the heavenly decor provided by Florista Decor, with a beautiful mix of delicate flowers and golden embellishments. The ambiance was precious and magnificent, and I think the whole event seemed like the most fantastic event of the year! The joy is remarkable in everyone's smiles, and I applaud the extraordinary setting Luxe Event Group gave our lovebirds. Their brilliant entertainers demonstrate their expertise and enthusiasm through their work, making a lasting impact on the couples' guests. It was undeniably an unforgettable celebration, immortalized in a sweet set of pictures captured by Studio KSD and their incredible team. Maharanis, we have created a dashing gallery for you to be inspired! I am sure you'll feel the love radiating through every picture!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Funny story- we met on Tinder when I was in New York for a winter break during law school. The next day I returned to Washington, D.C.! We started talking and the conversations were effortless. Turns out we crossed paths throughout our life but ended up meeting on a dating app. We were both from the same small city in New York, we both went to the same middle school, he was in my best friends class, and I went to high school with his brother. We texted for months but did not have a chance to meet in person until one day Rajesh drove all the way from New York to D.C. for a 2 hour date. That's when I knew it was true love. He is the soul you read about in fairytales. He is the kind of person who makes your life better. That's how I knew he was the one.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
On our second date, I took Rajesh to see the D.C. monuments at night. I convinced him that there was no better time to see it than when all the tourists were gone and when all the selfie sticks weren't in sight. As we sat there, on our second date, I became emotional on the Lincoln steps about how much history happened there. Somehow he didn't get scared off at this history nerd having a moment. Three years after that first date my now sister in law decided to tell us she was planning a trip to DC. As the DC enthusiast I was, I sent an itinerary right away with all my favorite things including the monuments at night. Little did I know it was Rajesh's ploy to propose to me at my favorite spot. She then invited me to come on their trip and I suggested we make a siblings trip out of it. Jokes on me. The trip "I planned" had already been planned out by Rajesh. As I am leading everyone up the stairs to the Lincoln memorial, my favorite monument, the people start to move aside. I look down and there Rajesh is on one knee. I was FLOORED. Before I could say yes, my friends and cousins run out from behind the pillars screaming in excitement. Rajesh knew how important it was for me to have my loved ones there and my loved ones all made the trip out to D.C. to be there! The next day, Rajesh had our parents and family come down for an amazing brunch at my favorite D.C. restaurant. I replay that weekend over and over in my head.

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 constantly hear about un-involved grooms but that was never the case here. Rajesh is a perfectionist and artist. He knew from the beginning that he wanted to make our wedding perfect. He spent months researching perfect venues and unique experiences for our big day. That somehow had us end up in Philadelphia, a city neither of us lived in. We fell in love with Crystal Tea Room for its history and beautiful aesthetic. But what sold us? THE FOOD. We are huge foodies and we were able to custom make our entire menu. The other vendors fell in love quickly. We met Aji from Eventify and knew right away that he was the wedding coordinator for us. His ability to be on top of things and connect with people made him perfect for the job. We went with Florista for the decor because they understood we wanted an aesthetic that was timeless and natural. Shades of gold and white with romantic candles everywhere. Hair and make-up was easy in that Cinderella Bridez was the only company I contacted. I loved that they made you look like a better version of yourself, not a completely unrecognizable bride. Bhargavi worked her magic and I could not be happier. Photography was something we struggled with for some time. We wanted a mix of romantic, dark, light, impromptu shots, and everything in between. Studio KSD nailed our dreams. Planning was stressful due to the global pandemic but having a partner whose only goal is to make you happy made the process effortless. In a weird way, the pandemic gave us more time to celebrate our love. Our families threw multiple bachelorette parties, pre-wedding events, and random parties in between to make up for the loss of our first wedding.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always had the image of being a classic bride. I wanted to look back at photos in 30 years and think to myself that I would wear those outfits again. I truly felt I accomplished that. I went to RK Bridal for my wedding dress and immediately Malak knew the aesthetic I was going for. She brought out a simple white, off-the-shoulder A-line gown, and I was SOLD. I started crying when I put it on and it was so confusing. WHY AM I CRYING? AM I ALLERGIC TO SOMETHING? No, I was just so overwhelmed that I had found the perfect dress. My bridal lengha story was even funnier. Let's rewind to February 2020, I am hearing of this thing called covid that is ravaging through China. I hope on the flight to India and think how bad could it really be? My mother-in-law packed me a few masks and I wore it on the flight thinking to myself "man this is super uncomfortable." We arrive in India and it's go go go. We are off to shopping for lenghas, sarees, wedding invitations, bridal outfits, and everything in between. I knew similar to my wedding dress, I wanted a classic lengha. I searched stores all through Kottayam and Kochi and finally found an off-white dress that weighed more than I did. But it was BEAUTIFUL. I bought it and it took up an entire suitcase on the way back.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process had to be the food tasting and seeing all the venues. The different venues treat you like a queen and it's great.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All we heard about was how great the food was. Our cocktail hour was something we put a lot of effort into. We had so many stations and so many different types of food! We had a New Orleans station with oysters shucked to order, crawfish mac and cheese, fried oysters, shrimp etouffee, and jambalaya. A Neptune station with lobster tails, lobster mac and cheese, mussels marinara, shrimp stir fry, and baby clams. A carving station with slow-braised brisket. A Mediterranean station with gyro, chicken souvlaki, different dips, grape leaves, flatbreads. A Marrakesh station with Moroccan spiced rack of lamb that was carved to order, chicken tagine, saffron couscous, baked white fish chermoula, spiced shrimp briouats. We had a slider station with all different types of sliders, brisket, braised Italian pork, mini Angus burgers, grilled portobello burgers, and truffle fries. For dinner we started with a lobster ravioli as the first course, guests could choose between duck, filet mignon, salmon, or a butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli. Following dinner, we had an entire room filled with desserts. An ice cream sundae bar, cannolis, sfogliatella, tiramisu, all different types of cake, all different types of pastries, coffees, teas, and dessert wines/liquor. In addition to our wedding cakes, After the dessert room, we had a "power hour" around 1 am during the after-party. Here guests could have Philly cheesesteaks, wings, fries, and other bar food.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A really special moment that replays in my mind on the big wedding days is all the times Rajesh and I got to be alone. Whether it was for a few minutes or a half-hour. We took these videos on our iPhone after each part of the night (ceremony, entrance, cocktail hour, first dance, etc.) We talked about how we were feeling and what we were excited for. I can't wait to show our future kids the behind the scene videos.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process. It's never worth dressing for. DELEGATE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. Teamwork truly made my dream work.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Fun fact: I am highly allergic to flowers and we had wood or silk flowers everywhere. All the bouquets were completely made of wood. No one even noticed!
Maharanis, this is all for today. Keep coming back for more romance!

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Floral & Decor: Florista Decor | Cinematography: Studio KSD | Photography: Studio KSD | DJ: Luxe Event Group | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul | Reception Venue: Crystal Team Room- Finley Catering | Planning & Design: Eventify Management Group LLC | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | DJ: Gaurav Sood | Bridal Fashions: RK Bridal


Riverhead, NY Indian Wedding by Regal Palette Studio

Maharanis, I hope you are having a good morning! I highly recommend you to take out a pen, a notepad, and a cup of your favorite beverage because inspiration is on its way through this entry! Shalini & Tushar are the newlyweds that made us sigh with their magnificent event. The celebration of this romantic journey started at RGNY Winery. Nature, color, and the scent of happiness significantly inspired this lovely event. Chandai Events brought this event to the next level, so if you want your style, creative ideas, and cultural traditions to be a part of your big day, you should go with them! Stylish Events embellished this event with the freshest imported and hand-selected flowers. Their design team's boundless imagination created such a one-of-a-kind setting for this ceremony. Maharanis, we know it will last a lifetime! Simply Entertainment made sure every song played was perfect for every moment. Our lovely couple made sure to call the great Moghul Caterers to make this event even better. The beloved guests will remember the food the newlyweds chose to serve long after their big day! Maharanis, the menu is a gastronomic experience that is a personal reflection of you as a couple and celebrates your culture. My dears, let me tell you about the bride's look. Thanks to the certified makeup artists and cosmetologists at Magnifique Brides, our exquisite Shalini looked absolutely stunning. She wore a subtle yet classy style. I adore her! If you want to see more of this incredible event, take a peek at this breathtaking gallery we put together, thanks to Regal Palette Studio's astonishing work. Every single image is a visual masterpiece, and I'm sure you'll be amazed!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in June of 2017 in our dental residency program in Brooklyn. A few weeks into our residency program, the two of us decided to plan a last-minute happy hour one day with our co-residents. Everyone seemed to "conveniently" be busy that day and it turned into both of us going to happy hour on our own for a night of bar hopping and dinner. That was the start of our friendship which eventually led to something more 1.5 months later after our countless hangouts as friends and both of us realizing we wanted more.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
On a rainy day in January of 2020, Tushar brought me back to Brooklyn and proposed in front of the bar where we had that first happy hour. When we got back to our apartment, both of our families were waiting there to surprise us with champagne. Later that night he had an engagement celebration planned at a cute hotel in Brooklyn with the rest of our family and friends. While I had a little bit of an inkling about the proposal itself, the rest of the day was a complete surprise to me and was the absolutely perfect way to celebrate our engagement.
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 wedding planning started off differently because of Covid. Originally we had wanted to have a bigger wedding with all of our extended family there but due to covid restrictions and everything being unknown, we had to be realistic and plan for a smaller wedding. Knowing all of that, we revised our venue to search to look for smaller venues. This ended up working out because we fell in love with our wedding venue at a winery out east on Long Island. We focused on booking all of big vendors early on and working out smaller details as we got closer to the wedding day. We had an awesome wedding coordinator who helped us throughout the process to coordinate everything. While we had a decorator handle everything for our ceremony and part of the reception, we have a lot of creative family members who added a special touch to our decorations. My cousin hand-carved the NYC skyline onto our gift card box which was done on a wine crate and also hand-carved the Ganesh which hung behind our mandap. My other cousins helped to make the frame for our seating chart and put together our centerpieces.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Because of Covid, I ended up doing all of my wedding dress shopping online and via Zoom calls to India. Because I had a pretty specific vision of what I wanted my wedding dress to look like (off-white with some floral print), it was pretty easy to select my outfit after them showing me a few options over Zoom. While it would have been nice to see the outfit in person beforehand, everything worked out great and I loved the way the wedding outfit turned out! I wanted to stay away from the traditional red and do something a little different. After picking my outfit, I knew I wanted to go with pastel colors for our bridal party.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process was seeing everything coming together and having our family there to support us and join us for all of the fun. Whether it was touring venues, food tasting, or doing the wine tasting at our venue, we had so much fun doing it all with our parents, aunts/uncles, and cousins there to join us.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved that the wedding was at winery since most Indian weddings are not able to be done at a venue like this due to capacity limitations. Because of covid, we were limited to the amount of guests we could invite in the first place and is the reason we were able to choose this venue. Our guests also LOVED the food from Moghul and to this day continue to talk about it.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
While the overall day was special to us, the moments that stood out to me the most was being on the dance floor at the end of the night with all of our friends and families and having the best time.
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.
For decor, I had always pictured having a rustic theme which worked our perfectly at our venue since it was at a winery. Our decorator incorporated curly willow and greens on our mandap and did a pretty good job executing my vision. Our bridal party and family planned an awesome group dance.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Just try and enjoy the day as much as you can! Don't get stressed out about little things going wrong because overall the day is going to be amazing.

Maharanis, this is all for today. Keep coming back for more romance!

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Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | Planning & Design: Chandai Events | Photography: Regal Palette Studio | Cinematography: Regal Palette Studio | Ceremony Venue: RGNY Winery | Hair & Makeup: Magnifique Brides | Catering: Moghul Caterers | DJ: Simply Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Audrey’s Bakery | Transportation - Guest: Hampton Jitney | Transportation - Bridal Party: SGB Limousine | Event Staff and Rentals: Krisp Events


Woodbury, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Raj Foto Pavilion

Maharanis, I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! Let me tell you we're thrilled to share the lovely wedding of Shivanie & Don with you, not just because it was a magnificent event but also because it has a dream team of great wedding vendors you will want to write down! So, if you're a gorgeous Maharani planning the wedding you always dreamed of having, take in mind that L&B Events is a great choice! They are the perfect team to help you eliminate stress and create a memorable experience from start to finish. They were in charge of organizing every detail for our lovebirds' big day! Every single person in the room was astonished! Maharanis, it would be great if you get ready to immerse yourself in this real-life fairytale, courtesy of Raj Foto Pavilion's fantastic work! This team captured photos from every angle and made sure to take shots of the most tender moments of the event! We adore them! Now, let me tell you about our lovely bride. Shivanie made sure to call Hairstyle by Grissi and Hair and Makeup by Gigi to help her attain the perfect bridal look. And both teams worked perfectly to make our Maharani look fabulous! But wait, there's more! She also contacted Max Bridal, an incredible bridal fashions designer that took everyone's breath away. Beauty and elegance were all over the place! Royal Elite was in charge of the entire décor of this wedding event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, and it was stunning! In the style of soft-colored floral arrangements, this very accomplished team offered nothing but perfection, reflecting the beauty of our wonderful couple. The entire scene was picture-perfect and true to Indian Fusion Wedding traditions! If you can't get enough of this beautiful couple, check out today's gallery for more inspiring ideas! Believe me, every shot is a work of art, and we're sure you'll enjoy them!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
At work, I started in a different department than Don. My manager decided to relocate me to a team where Don was the manager. When he introduced himself to me, he was very nice and courteous. One thing I noticed about him immediately was how hard-working he is and how he treated everyone with respect.

When the office was freezing cold, Don would offer me his jacket. He would offer me his gloves when it snowed outside and help me clean off the snow on my car. I knew then, he wasn’t a man of many words rather he showed with his actions. When I left the company, we hung out a few times as friends, and then he asked me out for dinner. Since then, we have been together, exploring life! He's been there for me when I was at my lowest, grieving for my dad. He gave me the strength to go forward in life and be happy. We have been inseparable since!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal was very thoughtful. I thought I was attending lunch with my mom, mother in law and sisters. Turns out, on my way to the restaurant, I see Don walking towards me, all dressed up, looking handsome as ever. He holds my hand and starts telling me how much he is in love with me. I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t even notice we were walking past huge portraits of us lined up at Gantry State Park in Long Island City. As we walk closer to the water I hear our close relatives and friends cheering for us. It all became so surreal for me then, knowing that this is it! This is the moment! He is going to propose! He was so excited yet anxious that he held the box in the opposite direction while proposing. It still is an inside joke between us! It was so romantic and well planned by him and our sisters! Couldn’t be any more happier!

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 first thing I did was order a wedding planner book from Amazon lol. I like to be organized and have a vision for every little detail. Our wedding vendors have all done an outstanding job. Don and I have worked very closely with all the vendors to ensure everything was exactly how we would like it to be. Our wedding planners and coordinators had been so helpful throughout the whole process. Even on our hardest days, they would encourage us to not give up on the process. I definitely couldn’t have done it without them! They were like my fairy godmothers, saying yes to all of my wishes even though some were nearly impossible! The venue, crest hollow was absolutely lovey and gorgeous very pleasing to the eye, and very generous staff as well!  I was so pleased with my hair and makeup artist, they both had done an outstanding job, I’ve never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day! I definitely had quite a few outfit changes, a white dress, a saree, lehenga. Our photographer and videographer did an amazing job as well, capturing every single detail! Lastly, the decor, don and I picked our stage just a few days before the wedding itself only because I could not find what I was envisioning. Finally, our decor company offered to do a stage that he had never done before but had envisioned in his mind. He showed me a few pictures of his visions. Trusting him was the most wisest thing to do! Because Don and I absolutely loved our stage! It fit our personality and it was very elegant and different. That is exactly was Don and I were looking for. Our wedding vendors were truly the dream team!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always knew I wanted a princess dress. As in a ball gown with lacework and long sleeves. I was so happy to know that Max Bridal my dream wedding dress. My saree was a gift from my mother-in-law from India, I remember waking up at 3 am to be on FaceTime to select the color of my saree from India. Shopping for a wedding outfit all the way from India over FaceTime was very fun and unique. Lastly, my lehenga was from Nazrana in New Jersey. The lehenga was the first dress I had tried on and instantly knew it was the one. My sister-in-law reassured me that Nazraana would have exactly what I’m looking for. I’m so glad I trusted her with my experience with Nazraana as they were very helpful as well. Adding a crown to my dresses made the look complete for me.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process would definitely have to be the meetings and appointments!! I definitely miss meeting the wedding vendors and discussing the planning. It became such a routine for us to meet at least 2/3 times a week. Definitely miss that!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved the entire experience whether it was the venue, food, drinks, dance floor, music/DJ, entertainment and most importantly just having a great time with dear friends and family!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
The most special moment that replays in my mind would have to be our first dance. I remember just forgetting about everyone that is present and only focusing on Don. Everyone was blurr but him. Cheesy I know lol but true! The focus was more of a “we did it” to one another. Which is why it was so special.

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.
The bridal party and I did a surprise dance for Don. Watching his expressions while we all danced was priceless. He did not expect the entire bridal party to dance. Not only did we dance, we also killed the performance!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy every moment of your wedding day because it will go by very fast!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Our cake was classic, the flavors and decor were just perfect. I loved my boutique and the flower arrangements. The highlight was the stage decor. The theme was classic white, with soft baby and fuchsia pink. With our stage backdrop seeming as “gates to heaven”. I was super happy with the overall decor.

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Planning & Design: L&B Events | Venue: Crest Hollow Country Club | Floral & Decor: Royal Elite | Hair: Hairstyle by Grissi | Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Gigi | Catering: Cotillion Restaurant | Bridal Fashions: Max Bridal | Cinematography: Royal Elite | Photography: Raj Foto Pavilion


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