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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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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


Playa del Carmen, Mexico Indian Fusion Wedding by Novia Mia Photography

After the lavish pre-wedding rituals ended, it was time for the most important day of Shahzeen & Steven's lives. The gorgeous ceremony saw our Maharani wear the traditional white accompanied by her beautiful bridesmaids in baby pink dresses. With the dazzling ocean backdrop and by the stunning atmosphere, you could know instantaneously that it was going to be just incredibly magical and that was the case indeed! Seriously, this couple is just something else! As we will see in today's gallery thanks to Novia Mia Photography, taste and style were the constant with this grand jubilee. The wedding coordination from The Paradisus Playa del Carmen was at the top of its game for sure! So, ladies, we know you are going to be loving this bash as much as we did. Click down here for the complete highlights and get dazzled with our glittery brides. 

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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.
Our three-day wedding extravaganza took place at the beautiful Paradisus Playa del Carmen resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, during Cinco de Mayo weekend. Since our wedding weekend took place during Cinco de Mayo, we appropriately themed first night, Welcome Party,a Mexican Fiesta! We used bright floral décor to play up the stunning backdrop of the tropical environment. The night concluded with an authentic Mexican folklore dance performance.
 
The second night was the Sangeet, and many of our guests had never been exposed to any sort of Indian wedding festivities. However, they were fully immersed themselves within the Indian culture from dressing in festive Indian garb, to dancing the night away to Bollywood tunes; having the time of their lives!  Our bridal party, friends and family all gave stellar dance performances which we will remember for a lifetime. When it came to décor, I wanted to set the mood by using a peacock palette with gorgeous tones of purple, teal, and royal blue.
 
The third and most important day was our ceremony and reception. Our ceremony took place on the Gabi Bridge against the backdrop of beautiful ocean. I wanted to keep an ultra-modern and chic look for ceremony and wedding, by using clear acrylic table, chairs, and gazebo, and all-white floral decor.  Our ceremony was inter-faith and combined rituals from both my Muslim faith, and my husband’s Jewish faith. After a sentimental and emotional ceremony (not a dry eye in the house!), we kept the celebration going at the Gabi Club where we had the most beautiful reception, and where all 150 of our guests burned up the dance floor! 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved being able to dress up for the Sangeet night! They also loved seeing all the cultural elements of the wedding and that it was an inter-faith wedding.  
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My husband's vows, not a dry eye in the house!
 

Amazing wasn't it? More to come! 

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Venues: Paradisus Playa del Carmen | Photography: Novia Mia Photography | Planning & Design: Paradisus Playa del Carmen | Cinematography: Novia Mia Photography | Hair & Makeup: Alex Corbanezi Beauty | DJ: DJ Krishan


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