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Alpharetta, GA Indian Fusion Wedding by Jamie Howell Photography

After the beautiful ceremony filled to the brim with everything we love about Sikh and Hindu weddings, it was time to celebrate such an important milestone with a party for the books fully planned by Crimson Bleu Events! Guests and newlyweds moved to the reception hall of The Hotel at Avalon Autograph Collection to kick start the party, and just by knowing that Volcanik Entertainment was in charge of the beats, you already knew the bash was going to be just amazing. Lucky for us, Jamie Howell Photography was there capturing all the details so be sure today's gallery has it all! Don't forget to check on Maharani Deepa's makeup look by Makeup by Anita and her fashion choices also! Her gorgeous white classic gown just left everyone in awe for sure! We are so loving this couple's energy, we know you are going to love it as well so head down the second installment of today's feature and get enchanted!

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DJ: Volcanik Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Anita | Planning & Design: Crimson Bleu Events | Photography: Jamie Howell Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Hotel at Avalon Autograph Collection | Reception Venue: The Hotel at Avalon Autograph Collection | Floral & Decor: Myar Decor | Catering: Thali | Baraat Dhol: Adeash Aj Lakraj & Saa Ghar | Cake & Treats: Cake Envy | Cinematography: Jamie Howell Photography | Mehndi Artist: Bridal Allure by Aarti Amin


Reston, VA Indian Wedding by Photographick Studios

Good morning, ladies! It is time to dive into a new love story! So buckle up and get ready to enjoy this rollercoaster of emotions and traditional flair brought to you thanks to the talented team from Photographick Studios! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at a romantic photoshoot leading to Rinkey & Atur's wedding celebration! Both our lovebirds looked flawless for their big day; however, it was our gorgeous Rinkey who stole the show! She looked like a princess after being pampered by SKS Salon, who gave her that dreamy look all Maharanis aspire for their big day! To add an extra touch of flair to an already breathtaking look, Rinkey got a fantastic Mehndi design from Mehndi With Heena. And oh, boy, it was gorgeous! After the photoshoot, it was time to go inside the halls of the Hyatt Regency Reston, where a big wedding celebration was awaiting for the leading characters! This life-changing event exceeded all expectations thanks to Yaadein Weddings who crafted a magical decor that resulted in a perfect backdrop for these two to tie the knot. For more amazing shots of this event, make sure to visit today's gallery! It will make your heart melt with joy!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met online on Shaadi.com. I had sent Atur a message through the app saying that I liked his profile and thought we had a lot in common about what we were looking for in a relationship. I sent him my email address for further communication. Atur messaged me back the next day with his phone number and told me to text him instead, and we texted for about a month before finally having a chance to talk to each other on the phone for the first time. That first phone call lasted 2 hours and was very comfortable, fun, and honest, which is what made the match so promising in my eyes. We would talk and text daily after that until finally FaceTiming the end of December, which went well too. We decided to finally meet in person and coordinated a date I could fly to DC: January 12, 2018. Things took off from there!
 
There were two significant moments I knew Atur was the right guy for me. One was a typical Bollywood movie scene where at my old apartment in Woodbridge, VA, I was sitting down to do my morning prayer and Atur sat down with me and said he wanted to become more spiritual with me. He continues to make a better person by doing the right thing and doing good for others. The second moment was when he came to visit me in April 2017 to help me move out of my apartment and he met my parents for the first time. The connection I felt with him and my family, I knew that this was the guy for me. I felt the same connection with his family in May 2017 when I met them for the first time and it confirmed that I wanted to be part of their family in the future.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Atur's Words:
I was planning on spending Thanksgiving weekend with Rinkey’s family and told her I would fly on Wednesday. But as only her family and mine knew, I secretly arrived Sunday to set-up everything for the proposal. I stayed in a hotel 20 min from her place until Wednesday, while building a functioning mini-replica of the Trevi fountain, setting up partition boards to create a fake wall in her apartment, and arranging all the photos/candles/rose petals/props that I would use to decorate her apartment. After she left for work on Wednesday, I decorated her apartment like an Italian café, put up a fake wall that looked like an Italian storefront, and set out candles and rose petals to set a romantic mood. I hired a photographer to photo/video the entire proposal. Rinkey created a little stress by getting out of work early, which led to some white lies I had to tell her to buy some time, but it worked out in the end! When she arrived, I had her close her eyes, make a wish, and toss a coin in the “Trevi fountain”. When she opened her eyes, I was on one knee with the ring and proposed. She said yes! We then had a mini-photo shoot with the photographer, and then went out to dinner – where she was surprised by our parents and her brother, who we had dinner with and then spent the weekend with to celebrate!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
We went to India to shop for wedding outfits for me as well as my family. We only had 8 days to do all the shopping and I had no luck finding my wedding dress for the first three days. We went to all the big-name stores as well as designer stores in Ahmedabad and I could not find a dress that fit the image I wanted which was frustrating. I had brought designer ideas to each of the stores and none were able to match what I was visioning. It was on the fourth day after going to countless stores and spending 8 to 10 hours a day shopping and searching where I randomly told my mom that we should go inside of Asopalav on Ashram Road. We had already visited the other Asopalav in India, where I had no luck but I had a gut instinct to visit the one on Ashram Road even though it was not on the list of stores I wanted to check out. We ended up meeting the team that handles Bridal Dresses at which point we met Akash Bhai. Akash Bhai and his crew knew exactly what my vision was and gathered dresses that were not on their initial display. After trying on 3 to 4 dresses, he brought out the final piece which he knew was the dress I would pick and in fact, I did pick that dress. It matched exactly to the pictures I had brought as well as what I visioned. I could not thank Asopalav on Ashram Road enough for helping me through the process.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I think the most enjoyable part of the planning process was food tasting, cake tasting, and decor meetings. These meetings did not require work and it was a portion of wedding planning where we could relax and take a breather.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Organized and Punctual
Creativity- Wedding program custom made by us with the title "Shaadi Times". Atur hand created all the sections and made it unique to our story and us. Travel theme guestbook table and postcards for wishes/advice
Magician at Reception Cocktail Hour
Father-daughter dance/mother-son dance and incorporating both sets of parents
Variety of food choices
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Bangle Bar at Garba
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Being on the Mandap with Atur and taking a moment to reflect on all the work we put towards the wedding and to see how it all came together. Looking out to see all the support and blessings of our family and friends. The first dance that we choreographed. Atur's surprise video presentation at the reception
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Make sure you enjoy the wedding planning process and to take a deep breath at moments that get stressful. Remember that it is one weekend and at the end of the day it's about you and your significant. It's easy to want everything for your wedding but remember to create a budget and focus on what is important for you and your partner. Think about how you want people to remember your wedding and be realistic.  During the wedding weekend, make sure you take a step back, look around, and reflect on your own about each of the events. Look to see how all the hard work paid off. Look at the decor details as well as who you are surrounded by. Take a few minutes during the weekend to notice all the small details and see how they look in the bigger picture. A lot of people gave me this advice and it truly helped me during my wedding weekend to not worry about the small things that don't go as planned but to look at the big picture of all the hard work that came to reality. Just remember to enjoy the weekend and not worry about any small details. Everything will work out and you only get that one weekend to enjoy the time of your life. Good luck :)!

This fantastic love story has just begun, so get ready for all the beauty that is coming your way!
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Photography: Photographick Studios | Mehndi Artists: Mehndi With Heena | DJ: DynastyAV | Planning & Design: Events by C | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Reston | Floral & Decor: Yaadein Weddings | Hair & Makeup: SKS Salon | Catering: Rangoli | Baraat (Horse): Harmons Carriage | Cake & Treats: Amphora Bakery


Lafayette Hill, PA Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

After the gorgeous ceremony united Payal & Ravish for eternity, it was time to celebrate the milestone with a party for the books! The reception hall of the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center was ready for the guests and newlyweds, and as pictures cristal clear show, the venue was looking at its very best, as it should be! So amazing! What was also amazing was Maharani Payal's overall fashion choices. For the reception gala, she chose to wear this beautiful emerald green-toned lengha with golden embroidery, topped with top-notch makeup design by none other than SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani! Seriously, can it get more stunning than this? No wonder why Raja Ravish just fell head over heels for this bride. Also, we know that when you have Chand Palace's culinary wonders at your party, success is assured! So, ladies, time to get enchanted one more time with today's gallery coming to us thanks to Priyanca Rao Photography! Don't miss it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Ravish on Dil Mil in June 2017, he had a witty Seinfeld quote which made me smile, so I swiped right!
 
I was falling for Ravish pretty early on in our relationship. I was able to genuinely be myself around him. I knew he was the one for me when we took a ski trip together and I caught the flu while there. He took care of me in every possible way by being by my side, bringing me food, keeping me comfortable, picking up my meds and constantly checking up on me. It was then, I knew that I truly loved him and that I see myself with him forever.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ravish and I decided to go to Montreal in October 2018. He had a whole weekend planned with exploring the city. I anticipated there maybe a proposal in the planning however he told me before the trip that the ring isn't ready and so I didn't think anything of it thereafter. On Saturday morning, we had brunch at the Maggie Oakes.
Then we went up to Mont Royal, it's a park that over looks the city of Montreal. Since it was October the view of fall trees was spectacular. After few minutes of walking around and taking pictures. Ravish said let me take a picture of you over looking the city and when I turned around he was down on his knee. I was surprised and elated.
 
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 planning my wedding. Our venue was breathtakingly beautiful. The ballroom was rustic with exposed brick and high beams and had tall windows along the side to bring in the natural light. It was important to me to have a ballroom that was open and inviting and I want to stay away from hotel ballrooms. Our venue however was not a full-service venue, which meant we had to rent china, hire staff and all the necessary linens as well. The venue worked with us to help manage all the necessary items our decorator, Nisha Shah from Lax States was beyond helpful. She brought my vision of having an open, mandap setup to life.  Nisha has a very unique way in ensuring the set up resembles the bride and groom's personality along with their outfits. Our wedding outfits were perfectly coordinated with how the mandap was set up as well as our reception stage.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I love my outfit. The dress made me smile all day. I met with a custom designer, Nikita Ravi Khimani who my mom had previously worked with. I showed her two outfits that I liked and I wanted a blend of them. I knew I wanted light pink and green in my outfit and stay away from the traditional color red. Nikita was able to design and provide a sketch of the design and a sample within a week. She was able to bring my vision to life.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Ravish and I took professional dance lessons for our first dance and it was great to practice with each other. We danced to Nazm Nazm from Bareilly Ki Barfi.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests loved the venue we chose, it was a golf course with a beautiful landscape and we were blessed with the perfect weather.
Ravish helped me a lot through the planning process - he was in charge of food and music. All our guests loved the food and dance-off we had at the reception.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, my walk down the aisle, my dance with my dad and our first dance. 
 
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 families were so excited for our wedding. At Garba, we had 8 performances filled with my parents, my siblings, my cousins and nieces and nephews. Ravish's family did a whole family dance and a cousin's dance.
One of the most memorable dances was seeing my Mom's and Dad's siblings do a couple dance to all the old songs such as: Ude Jab Jab Zulfen teri from Naya Daur, Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye from Jurm
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Savor every single moment of your day. You get one day to be celebrity. Take a moment with your partner during the reception to take in all the people that are in the room that love you.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi - Aarti was very creative. Ravish's favorite soccer team is Manchester United and I had asked Aarti to incorporate this logo on to my Mehndi. Ravish was so happy to see this.
 
Cake was a hit at our wedding. Aarti from AMR Catering was amazing. We had 2 different layers (one of the layers - Vanilla Cake - with Mango Curd and mango Icing, another layer - Raspberry Cake with thin Raspberry Compote and Raspberry Rosewater Icing.
 

More weddings coming up!

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Hair & Makeup: SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani | Catering: Chand Palace | Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Venues: Chubb Hotel & Conference Center | Coordinator: Shayosa Events | Floral & Decor: Lax States | Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Amisha's Artistry | DJ: DJ Suhel's Team - DJ Pratik | Catering: AMR Catering | Cinematography: Naina Digital Studio | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Designs by Dixita Patel | Mehndi Artist: Aarti's Henna Art | Photo Booth: Selfie Social | Groom's Outfit: Aso Palav | Bridal Fashion - Wedding Outfit Designer: Nikita Ravi Khimani | Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker - Nordstrom | Groom's Shoes: Deep Sons | Catering: Mr. Paanwala | Planning: Payal Patel & Ravish Shah


Lafayette Hill, PA Indian Wedding by Priyanca Rao Photography

Friday is here, inspiration-seeking Maharanis! To kick start our weekend with all the glam in the world, we have another Indian wedding feature to get enchanted by, and this one is a no-miss! This time around, we head down to Lafayette Hill for Payal & Ravish's union, and of course, it was as beautiful as it can get. We already know that Priyanca Rao Photography delivers some of the best pictures in the industry, so it is no surprise that today's gallery is totally beaming. The Chubb Hotel & Conference Center was the host of the gala, skillfully planned by Payal & Ravish and coordinated by none other than Shayosa Events, and as we will see, all of it accurately reflected what today's lovebirds were all about. Such a flair! So, ladies, you know what time it is! Below all the details!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Ravish on Dil Mil in June 2017, he had a witty Seinfeld quote which made me smile, so I swiped right!
 
I was falling for Ravish pretty early on in our relationship. I was able to genuinely be myself around him. I knew he was the one for me when we took a ski trip together and I caught the flu while there. He took care of me in every possible way by being by my side, bringing me food, keeping me comfortable, picking up my meds and constantly checking up on me. It was then, I knew that I truly loved him and that I see myself with him forever.
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Ravish and I decided to go to Montreal in October 2018. He had a whole weekend planned with exploring the city. I anticipated there maybe a proposal in the planning however he told me before the trip that the ring isn't ready and so I didn't think anything of it thereafter. On Saturday morning, we had brunch at the Maggie Oakes.
Then we went up to Mont Royal, it's a park that over looks the city of Montreal. Since it was October the view of fall trees was spectacular. After few minutes of walking around and taking pictures. Ravish said let me take a picture of you over looking the city and when I turned around he was down on his knee. I was surprised and elated.
 
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 planning my wedding. Our venue was breathtakingly beautiful. The ballroom was rustic with exposed brick and high beams and had tall windows along the side to bring in the natural light. It was important to me to have a ballroom that was open and inviting and I want to stay away from hotel ballrooms. Our venue however was not a full-service venue, which meant we had to rent china, hire staff and all the necessary linens as well. The venue worked with us to help manage all the necessary items our decorator, Nisha Shah from Lax States was beyond helpful. She brought my vision of having an open, mandap setup to life.  Nisha has a very unique way in ensuring the set up resembles the bride and groom's personality along with their outfits. Our wedding outfits were perfectly coordinated with how the mandap was set up as well as our reception stage.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I love my outfit. The dress made me smile all day. I met with a custom designer, Nikita Ravi Khimani who my mom had previously worked with. I showed her two outfits that I liked and I wanted a blend of them. I knew I wanted light pink and green in my outfit and stay away from the traditional color red. Nikita was able to design and provide a sketch of the design and a sample within a week. She was able to bring my vision to life.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Ravish and I took professional dance lessons for our first dance and it was great to practice with each other. We danced to Nazm Nazm from Bareilly Ki Barfi.
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests loved the venue we chose, it was a golf course with a beautiful landscape and we were blessed with the perfect weather.
Ravish helped me a lot through the planning process - he was in charge of food and music. All our guests loved the food and dance-off we had at the reception.
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, my walk down the aisle, my dance with my dad and our first dance. 
 
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 families were so excited for our wedding. At Garba, we had 8 performances filled with my parents, my siblings, my cousins and nieces and nephews. Ravish's family did a whole family dance and a cousin's dance.
One of the most memorable dances was seeing my Mom's and Dad's siblings do a couple dance to all the old songs such as: Ude Jab Jab Zulfen teri from Naya Daur, Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye from Jurm
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Savor every single moment of your day. You get one day to be celebrity. Take a moment with your partner during the reception to take in all the people that are in the room that love you.
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi - Aarti was very creative. Ravish's favorite soccer team is Manchester United and I had asked Aarti to incorporate this logo on to my Mehndi. Ravish was so happy to see this.
 
Cake was a hit at our wedding. Aarti from AMR Catering was amazing. We had 2 different layers (one of the layers - Vanilla Cake - with Mango Curd and mango Icing, another layer - Raspberry Cake with thin Raspberry Compote and Raspberry Rosewater Icing.

 

Stick around for part two!

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Hair & Makeup: SV Bridal Concepts by Sanjana Vaswani | Catering: Chand Palace | Photography: Priyanca Rao Photography | Venues: Chubb Hotel & Conference Center | Coordinator: Shayosa Events | Floral & Decor: Lax States | Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Amisha's Artistry | DJ: DJ Suhel's Team - DJ Pratik | Catering: AMR Catering | Cinematography: Naina Digital Studio | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Designs by Dixita Patel | Mehndi Artist: Aarti's Henna Art | Photo Booth: Selfie Social | Groom's Outfit: Aso Palav | Bridal Fashion - Wedding Outfit Designer: Nikita Ravi Khimani | Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker - Nordstrom | Groom's Shoes: Deep Sons | Catering: Mr. Paanwala | Planning: Payal Patel & Ravish Shah


Atlanta, GA Indian Wedding by MNK PRO

The big moment finally arrived, and The Atlanta Marriott Marquis was looking at its best for the gala! As we will see, our couple couldn't have chosen a better place for it! So exclusive! As you can imagine, a grand event like this one requires a lot more time and planning, that is why our lovebirds decided to bring Red and Gold Events on board, as the expertise they have in making dreamy wedding celebrations come true, is out of the question.  Maharani Samah, for the ceremony, came out looking heavenly with the classic burgundy bridal lengha with a gorgeous golden embroidery of various designs that left me in awe completely. Seriously, a glam queen! No wonder why Raja Umair fell head over heels for this beauty! And what does a Maharani and her prince need for their celebration to be a total success? You got it, music! And DJ Jaz- GTB Productions brought an absolute A list playlist to keep everyone entertained and dancing the night away! Such a romantic flair couldn't go unnoticed here in Maharani weddings, so here you have it, ladies, part two of today's gallery coming to us thanks to MNK PRO! Don't miss it!

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