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Costa Mujeres, MX Indian Wedding by Ptaufiq Photography

Welcome to a mesmerizing tale of the breathtaking wedding of Rashi & Sunny. This enchanting event unfolded under the starlit skies of Planet Hollywood Cancun. The meticulous planning and design by Preeti Exclusive transformed the venue into a dreamlike realm. The floral arrangements by Tulipania added to the allure, creating a picturesque backdrop. Rashi, adorned in the exquisite creations of Rimple & Harpreet Narula, glided through the aisles with the masterful touch of Crispin Beauty. The magic of the night was further amplified by the vibrant beats of Premiere Entertainment, setting the stage for unforgettable moments as the couple swayed to their first dance, choreographed by the talented team at YSDC Wedding Choreography. The glamorous reception saw Rashi in a stunning ensemble by Suneet Varma Couture. Each moment, from the laughter-filled speeches to the joyous dances, was captured exquisitely by Ptaufiq Photography, creating memories that will be cherished forever. Amidst this splendor, Indian Destination Wedding, Inc. ensured that every guest experienced seamless comfort, their travel concierge services turning the journey into a part of the celebration. They know what it takes to make your dream wedding happen. Enjoy it!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Sunny had planned a trip for us in July 2022 and told me to pack for a beach destination but wouldn’t tell me where exactly we’d be going. I packed as best as I could, but the curiosity was gnawing at me. The destination was finally revealed when we got to the airport: we would be going to Turks and Caicos! I was extremely surprised as I had just offhand mentioned to Sunny that this was a bucket list destination for me.

We spent three amazing days soaking in the sun, sand, and island vibes. On the final evening of our trip, Sunny mentioned that he wanted to take a walk on the beach after dinner. Our routine when we travel is to take one airpod each and listen to some of our favorite Bollywood songs. We plugged in our AirPods, clasped our hands, and walked the expanse of the beach. Sunny then led me to a beautiful, lit gazebo and asked me to close my eyes. He pulled out the ring, and the rest is history.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had a very specific look in mind for our wedding day. I wanted to replicate a look from a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film since period pieces are my favorite. However, after perusing all the NYC bridal stores for a lehenga, I still hadn't found "the one."

My mom and I decided to go straight to the source and take a mother-daughter trip to Delhi, India, to do all our wedding shopping. We spent 12 days in Delhi extensively searching for the perfect bridal lehenga. After scouring all the stores in Mehrauli, I found the perfect lehenga at Rimple and Harpreet.

Though I was leaning more towards staying in the pink color family, I spotted a stunning red lehenga on one of the mannequins in the store and decided to try it on just in case. As soon as I looked in the mirror, I knew I had found my dress. The intricate handwork and melody of colors absolutely took my breath away. I also loved the fact that the dress had a veil to blend in the best of Indian and American culture. My mom and I shared a look, and it was a done deal!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Planning the songs and dances for the Sangeet for sure! Sunny and I connected on music and dancing very early on when we had started dating, so it was natural that this was our favorite element of planning. Searching for songs that we loved when we were younger and songs that were really meaningful to us was a blast! We’d be listening to songs every time we were taking a long drive or had some downtime trying to shortlist what we wanted to perform. Our families also love to dance, and seeing everyone's excitement about performing amped us up! We really appreciate the time, commitment, and dedication all of our family and friends put into making the Sangeet performances absolutely phenomenal! Not only was planning for the Sangeet our favorite part, but it was also our favorite event!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
This was the first destination wedding for many of our family members. It felt like a massive family vacation where it was nice for guests to be able to zen out and grab a drink in between wedding events. Being together in one location for the duration of the events enhanced the experience for everyone. It was nice to be able to bump into wedding guests at breakfast and lunch, catch each other by the pool or beach, and debrief about the night before.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Sunny’s performance at the Sangeet completely blew me away! I’ve been dancing and taking Bollywood dance classes since I was very young, but that wasn’t the case for Sunny. He stepped out of his comfort zone to do a solo at the Sangeet and was extremely diligent about practicing his steps daily in the weeks leading up to the wedding. He wouldn’t even let me catch a sneak peek at all. Seeing him dance at the Sangeet was amazing! His energy and expressions reminded me of the actors dancing in Bollywood movies when I was growing up; I truly couldn’t stop smiling! When Sunny’s performance concluded, he hopped off the front of the stage and gave me a massive bear hug. This will be a moment I will cherish forever!

Join us in celebrating the beginning of more adventures, and may love continue to inspire us all.

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Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Wedding | Sangeet / Ceremony / Reception Venue: Planet Hollywood Cancun | Planning & Design: Preeti Exclusive | Floral & Decor: Tulipania | Hair & Makeup: Crispin Beauty | Catering: Planet Hollywood Cancun | DJ & Baraat: Premiere Entertainment | DJ: Niral Patel | DJ: DJ Ambition | Welcome Dinner Bridal Fashions: Ridhima Bhasin | Haldi Bridal Fashions: Rabani & Rakha | Sangeet Bridal Fashions: Anita Dongre | Wedding Bridal Fashions: Rimple & Harpreet Narula | Reception Bridal Fashions: Suneet Varma Couture | Bridal Party Fashions: Stylish Chakra | Men's Attire: Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna | Men's Attire: Seema Gujral | Men's Attire: Anushree Reddy | Bridal Jewelry: Malabar Gold and Diamonds | Bridal Jewelry: Purab Paschim by Ankit Khullar | Bridal Jewelry: Nazranaa Jewels | Bridal Jewelry: Nazranaa | Bridal Jewelry: Floristaa by Mahek | Cake & Treats: Planet Hollywood Cancun | Mehndi Artist: Loto Mehndhi | Choreographer: YSDC Wedding Choreography | Photography & Cinematography: Ptaufiq Photography


Scottsdale, AZ Indian Wedding by Santiago Almada Photography

Maharanis, get swept off your feet into a world of pure love, timeless tradition, and magical enchantment. Join us as we delve into Isha and Jay's stunning wedding, where dreams come true. This captivating love story unfolded at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch, with the expert guidance of Weddings by Shy to bring their dreams to life. With every detail meticulously planned, from the exquisite hair and makeup by Makiaj Beauty to the mouthwatering delights served by Om Bistro, this celebration was nothing short of magical. Isha's beauty was accentuated by the intricate mehndi artistry of Henna by Purvi, which adorned her with intricate patterns. When Desi Junction DJs took the stage, they turned the night into a non-stop dance party. Unleash your senses and immerse yourself in the breathtaking moments captured by Santiago Almada Photography. Our gallery is a testament to his unparalleled skill and artistic vision. Come and experience the magic for yourself. These pictures captured every emotion and detail flawlessly! We hope their love story inspires your own journey of love and happiness. Darlings, we hope you enjoy it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
The first time I met Jay was at garba in 2010. I had always noticed Jay being one of the most energetic, fun, and enthusiastic dancers in the crowd, not to mention I had always thought he was cute too, but I never had the courage to approach him. I was with a group of friends when all of a sudden, someone tapped me on my shoulder and I turned around to see no one other than Jay Patel himself. Before I even had a moment to think of what I was going to say, Jay apologized for bumping into the “wrong person” (clearly me ;P) and walked away.
Fast forward two months, I built up the courage to add Jay on facebook and after a handful of fun and exciting conversations, we went on our first date and the rest is history!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Jay and a few friends planned a night at a cocktail bar downtown I had been wanting to go to for months a few weeks after my birthday. Hours before the proposal, I found it strange that my mom and friends were helping me pick out an outfit and get ready just to go to a cocktail bar, but I didn’t think much of it. As my friend was driving us to the bar, she deceptively mentioned she had to make a last minute stop at a wedding welcome dinner and very, very strongly urged (aka forced) me to check out the venue. I walked into a beautiful garden with pathways adorned with candles and the song Tera Hone Laga Hoon playing in the background, one of the first songs Jay and I had danced together to. As I walked further along the candle-lit pathway, I saw Jay standing on top of a bed of rose petals shaped into a heart. He grabbed my hand, kelt down on one knee and beautifully articulated how meaningful the past 11 years of our relationship had been and ended with a final four-worded question. A flood of memories and joy filled my heart, so much to the point that I almost forgot to say “YES”! We then rejoiced with our families and friends with lots of laughs, photos, followed by dinner and an unforgettable evening with a party bus celebrating us!

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I am an absolute sucker for weddings and enjoyed mostly the entire wedding planning process. However, a few special things do stand out in particular. The first was our venture to India for wedding shopping. I went to India in May (7 months prior to the wedding) for 2 weeks with my parents and in-laws and we traveled to various cities including Baroda, Mumbai, and Surat, where we got essentially everything for the wedding: clothes, weddings invitations, welcome bags, custom made bridesmaids/groomsmen outfits, jewelry, wedding favors, and much much more! It was definitely a very hectic and jam-packed 2 weeks, but what made it so special was that we were all together and it served as a beautiful way for both of our families to bond before Jay and I officially tied the knot. Not to mention all the yummy food we ate, which made the trip even more enjoyable!

Another enjoyable part of the planning process was selecting the music and choreographing dances. Jay and I love dancing/music and by default our families and friends really made a huge effort to put on their best performances. All of the dances were choreographed by ourselves or the performers which made it even more special! Our friends and cousins put together an epic performance at our reception highlighting the story of how we met, and it was truly something straight out of a Bollywood/Bhangra competition!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
One moment during the wedding weekend I will never forget was when we entered the sangeet. This was the first of the three wedding events that took place at our main venue and included both mine and Jay’s families and friends. Since Jay and I are huge garba dancers, our entrance ended up being an energetic, impromptu dandiya performance to a garba mashup that was custom made by a very close friend (shout out to DJ Amin). After we took our seats, Jay and I just took a few minutes to soak in everything around us. We were able to see our decor vision come into reality, we could hear our DJ playing the most hype music after months of discussing our music preference, and most importantly, we could feel the love around us as we were surrounded in a room full of our favorite people, which put the biggest smiles on our faces. Truly a surreal moment I will never forget!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?

Enjoy the wedding planning process and do what resonates well with you and your partner - this is ultimately what creates a wedding experience unique to you as a couple! With so many different ideas on social media, it can get very overwhelming to decide what you want and may pressure you to get/do things that may not represent you and your partner. Not to mention, this also leads to overspending! It took me a while to come to terms with this, but at the end of the day, I focused on what would be most memorable for my husband and I as we look back on the wedding weekend!
The most important advice I can share is to have fun and live in the moment!! You may spend months and months planning for the perfect wedding, and when the day is finally there, it goes by with the blink of an eye! So enjoy every moment - make your rounds to greet all your guests, take some time to enjoy the meal that you carefully selected, and don’t dwell on things that are not in your control!

Witness the love, laughter, and breathtaking moments of South Asian weddings. Come back for more!

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Photography: Santiago Almada Photography | Sangeet / Ceremony / Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch | Planning & Design: Weddings by Shy | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Catering: Om Bistro | DJ: Desi Junction DJs | Cinematography: Skypoint Productions | Lighting: Divinity Event Lighting | Live Music: Jonathan Levingston | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Purvi | Photo Booth: Pixster | Rentals: Inner Space Design & Events


Punta Mita, MX Fusion Wedding by Gareth Davies Photography

Dear Maharanis, love was in the air as we witnessed the charming union of Digisha & Ronak at the picturesque Dreams Bahia Mita. Under the expert guidance of Eunice Bravo, this wedding was meticulously planned and designed to perfection. The breathtaking floral decor by Ale Magana Art and Flowers transformed the venue into a romantic paradise. Digisha was a vision in her bridal attire. Paola Amaral Makeup worked its magic to enhance the bride's beauty, and Mehndhi by Masu created an intricate mehndi design, a beautiful ode to tradition. And what's a celebration without music? The incredible DJ Sunny P Events had everyone on their feet, dancing the night away with electrifying beats. Indian Destination Wedding, Inc. was the hero of this South Asian extravaganza since they made the process seamless for the couple and their guests. Their attention to detail was truly remarkable! Every moment of their inspiring love story was beautifully immortalized through the expert lens of Gareth Davies Photography, capturing candid moments, stolen glances, and joyous tears with stunning clarity. View the magical world of this wedding through our photo gallery. Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed today's feature as much as I did! Keep coming back for more love stories!

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Travel Concierge: Indian Destination Wedding | DJ: DJ Sunny P | Venues: Dreams Bahia Mita | Planning & Design: Eunice Bravo | Floral & Decor: Ale Magana Art and Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Paola Amaral Makeup | DJ: Beats by Jay NJ | Cinematography: Ruiz Films | Mehndi Artist: Mehndhi by Masu | Photographer: Gareth Davies Photography | Rentals: Mayte Romero | Rentals: Monosuono Producciones | Rentals: Del Cabo Events | AV Equipment: Weddings by Encore | AV Equipment: Chris Mujica | Bridal Fashions: Silai the Label | Bridal Fashions: Seema Gujral | Bridal Fashions: Sari Palace | On-Site Team: Paula Reynoso | Coconuts: Coketo Coco


Carlsbad, CA Fusion Wedding by True Photography

We are ecstatic to share the magical nuptials of Kirstin & Siddharth at the Westin Carlsbad Resort and SpaRaniRaja Weddings seamlessly blended tradition and innovation, crafting an ambiance of royal elegance kissed by modern charm. As event designers, their magic touch spun the ordinary into the extraordinary. The floral and décor, a visual sonnet of blossoming affections and timeless bonds, were curated with an artist's precision and a poet's imagination. Amita Mundra's artistry heightened Kirstin's radiance, adorned in exquisite bridal fashions from Asopalav. The intricate mehndi by Tejal Shah-Henna San Diego was incredible. Siddharth made his grand entry in a rickshaw provided by Green Goddess Pedicabs to honor his years living in Australia. With its intricate designs and regal aura, the rickshaw seemed like a vessel transcending time. With an intuitive grasp of the moment, Fusion Sounds spun melodies that transcended the ordinary, inviting every guest into a dance of emotions that mirrored the couple's journey. Bollywood Performers and instructors from RaniRaja Weddings added a touch of cinematic grandeur, their performances expressing the love that this couple exuded. As you stroll through the lovely images captured by True Photography, each photograph is a testament to a love as grand as the azure skies and as deep as the seas. Lovely!

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May your love forever sparkle with an incandescent glow. We invite you to come back for more!

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DJ: Fusion Sounds | Planning & Design: RaniRaja Weddings | Transportation: Green Goddess Pedicabs | Event Designer: RaniRaja Weddings | Floral & Decor: RaniRaja Weddings | Venues: Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa | Hair & Makeup: Amita Mundra | Catering: Rasraj | Baraat: Horse for Wedding | Bridal Fashions: Asopalav | Cinematography: Shutter and Sound | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Amita Mundra | Mehndi Artist: Tejal Shah - Henna San Diego | Rentals: Platinum Event Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Provenance Rentals | Mandap Furniture: Krushna Mandap Decorations | Photography: True Photography


Rockleigh, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio KSD

Sweeties, immerse yourselves in the euphoria and grandeur of Aanchal & Ananth's majestic wedding at The Rockleigh. Its luxurious grounds and expansive ballrooms made it the ideal choice for this couple. Every detail was intricately planned and designed by Xquisit Events, and Nirali Decor captured the soul and essence of their love. Aanchal was clothed in the sumptuous fabrics of Tulsi Silks, Koskii & Sundari Silks, every thread woven with blessings and the tender touch of a thousand loving hands. The meticulous artistry of Cinderella Bridez accentuated her grace and elegance. The Mehndi, meticulously crafted by GK Henna, told tales of promises and dreams. Ananth was donned in the majestic creation of Manyavar. And oh, the euphoria of the celebrations was lifted to the celestial realms by the melodious tunes spun by Shilpa Entertainment, each note weaving through the air, kissing the soul of every guest, birthing dances and smiles as radiant as the moonlight. Moghul Catering tantalized the senses with delicious plates. Studio KSD captured every special moment of this magnificent event. With their vibrant style and personal approach, they captured images that will remind them of the love and happiness of the day. Enjoy today's gallery!

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Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for more inspiring weddings from our Maharani brides!

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DJ: Shilpa Entertainment | Venues: The Rockleigh | Photography: Studio KSD | Mehndi Venue: Women’s Club of Ridgewood | Planning & Design: Xquisit Events | Floral & Decor: Nirali Decor | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Catering: Moghul Catering | Bridal Fashions: Tulsi Silks | Bridal Fashions: Sundari Silks | Bridal Fashions: Koskii | Cake & Treats: A Little Cake | Mehndi Artist: mehndi_by_anuja | Photo Booth: Universal Photography | Transportation: Ramstar Transporation | Tuxedos: Manyavar | Mehndi Caterer: Manjal Fairlawn | Groom's Ceremonial Outfit: Manyavar | Officiant: Srinivasa Raghavan Paravasthu


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