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Dana Point, CA Contemporary Fusion Wedding by Max & Friends

Welcome back, dolls! After a heartwarming ceremony by the sea, the exclusive The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel was waiting for the guests and newlyweds for a celebration for the books. Maharani Anju changed attires and for the reception, she rocked this gorgeous dark brown-toned saree that I just loved. You don't often see that color and fabric but it suited our bride perfectly. And what about the person who swept our Maharani of her feet? Raja Adnan was the definition of elegance, to say the least. We are so loving these two, you can tell! Their taste is to die for, just look at that decor! Kudos to the team of White Lilac INC. for a gorgeous scenography! So, ladies, you know what time it is! Gallery time, thanks to Max & Friends! See you there!   

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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 and we talked for two weeks straight before we met in San Francisco!  He happened to be on a road trip to see the Eclipse and we spoke for hours when he was driving.  On our first date, he took me to a beautiful restaurant and for a walk along the water.  Two days later, he picked me up and took me to a sound healing session with yoga mats.  I knew by the end of the time talking and the two dates that we had a huge connection and that we fit in many different ways.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He took me to the bodega bay lodge and when we checked in, the person was like - “It was so nice spending so much time talking to you on the phone.”  I thought that was strange.  We went to the room and there were chocolate strawberries and champagne, so I started getting excited.  The next day he booked massages and took me to a really nice dinner.  Nothing.  So I thought maybe I was wrong.  After we checked out of the hotel, we went on a hike to the top of bodega bay and he bent down on one knee and proposed.  I ran down the hill to call my sister and then we stopped at a fish and chips store at the bottom of the hill. One of the sweetest meals ever!

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’ve always loved the Ritz Carlton in laguna and have wanted to get married there since I was little.  We wanted to have the wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean and then move inside for dinner.  Bliss productions was our planner and we had a great time working together.  Flowers were done by White Lilac and the colors were pink, cream and gold.  Our invitations were made by Tange design and I loved them.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved the moments with my family.  My mom, who is eighty, went with me to try on dresses with my sister and niece.  It was so special to have them all there.  My sister threw me a gorgeous bridal shower with so many thoughtful details.  It was just all the family closeness that was really special.  I also loved taking dancing lessons with my husband and practicing the dance.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the Indian dance performers!!!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
After the ceremony, we went down to the beach to take photos with the three dogs and the sun was setting.  The dress and veil got drenched in mud but it was such a special time between us, just newly married.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Be grateful for those who are present with you in the process.  Pick the two things that matter to you and let the rest go.  I picked - getting to marry Adnan and I was so grateful my mom and dad were both there to watch, considering they were both 80.  Knowing what mattered, made everything else easy.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I loved so many of the details.  The wedding invite had bees and sea horses because those are two things my husband loves.  Our cake topper had metal cutouts of all three dogs, all three dogs walked down the aisle and my husband's dog wore a scarf that said: “I loved him first.” Our gifts for guests was “Fuzzys Honey.”  My husband's dog is named Fuzzy and he makes honey, so it was a sweet gift.  We had a gold confetti canon which was a fun surprise.  And one of my favorite design elements was that the tables for dinner were clear, filled with water and had petals inside!

Amazing wasn't it? Stay for more! 
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Venues: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Photography: Max & Friends Photography | Floral & Decor: White Lilac INC. | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By NG Nida Gazi | DJ: Special Ocassions | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Karmagraphy | Cinematography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Luxe Marie Stationery | Lighting: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Confetti Cannon: Confetti Unlimited | Planning & Design: Bliss Productions


Dana Point, CA Contemporary Fusion Wedding by Max & Friends

Hey there, beautiful ones! Today we have a gorgeous Contemporary Fusion wedding coming from warm California! Anju & Adnan decided to tie the knot by the roaring ocean in a beautiful ceremony that mixed both of their backgrounds. The Pakistani and Hindu energies could be felt all around the beachside bash for sure! We are so loving how beautiful these two lovebirds look together, definitely meant to be! The exclusive The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel was looking at it's very best for the celebration and it had to be like that! We know that when a Maharani ties the knot, glam, elegance, and style are to be expected! Don't forget to check Maharani Anju's gorgeous white gown! Totally suited for a union by the ocean. So, ladies, let us get comfortable and enjoy this celebration of love thanks to Max & Friends' picture gallery

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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 and we talked for two weeks straight before we met in San Francisco!  He happened to be on a road trip to see the Eclipse and we spoke for hours when he was driving.  On our first date, he took me to a beautiful restaurant and for a walk along the water.  Two days later, he picked me up and took me to a sound healing session with yoga mats.  I knew by the end of the time talking and the two dates that we had a huge connection and that we fit in many different ways.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He took me to the bodega bay lodge and when we checked in, the person was like - “It was so nice spending so much time talking to you on the phone.”  I thought that was strange.  We went to the room and there were chocolate strawberries and champagne, so I started getting excited.  The next day he booked massages and took me to a really nice dinner.  Nothing.  So I thought maybe I was wrong.  After we checked out of the hotel, we went on a hike to the top of bodega bay and he bent down on one knee and proposed.  I ran down the hill to call my sister and then we stopped at a fish and chips store at the bottom of the hill. One of the sweetest meals ever!

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’ve always loved the Ritz Carlton in laguna and have wanted to get married there since I was little.  We wanted to have the wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean and then move inside for dinner.  Bliss productions was our planner and we had a great time working together.  Flowers were done by White Lilac and the colors were pink, cream and gold.  Our invitations were made by Tange design and I loved them.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I loved the moments with my family.  My mom, who is eighty, went with me to try on dresses with my sister and niece.  It was so special to have them all there.  My sister threw me a gorgeous bridal shower with so many thoughtful details.  It was just all the family closeness that was really special.  I also loved taking dancing lessons with my husband and practicing the dance.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
They loved the Indian dance performers!!!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
After the ceremony, we went down to the beach to take photos with the three dogs and the sun was setting.  The dress and veil got drenched in mud but it was such a special time between us, just newly married.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Be grateful for those who are present with you in the process.  Pick the two things that matter to you and let the rest go.  I picked - getting to marry Adnan and I was so grateful my mom and dad were both there to watch, considering they were both 80.  Knowing what mattered, made everything else easy.

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
I loved so many of the details.  The wedding invite had bees and sea horses because those are two things my husband loves.  Our cake topper had metal cutouts of all three dogs, all three dogs walked down the aisle and my husband's dog wore a scarf that said: “I loved him first.” Our gifts for guests was “Fuzzys Honey.”  My husband's dog is named Fuzzy and he makes honey, so it was a sweet gift.  We had a gold confetti canon which was a fun surprise.  And one of my favorite design elements was that the tables for dinner were clear, filled with water and had petals inside!   
 
More to come in a bit, stick around! 
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Fusion
Beach
Contemporary
season
Autumn
color
Venues: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Photography: Max & Friends Photography | Floral & Decor: White Lilac INC. | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By NG Nida Gazi | DJ: Special Ocassions | Bollywood Performers & Instructors: Karmagraphy | Cinematography: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Luxe Marie Stationery | Lighting: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Confetti Cannon: Confetti Unlimited | Planning & Design: Bliss Productions


Springfield, PA Pakistani Wedding by KetaNuva Studios

After the heartfelt Shaadi ceremony came to an end, it was time to move the party to Pennsylvania for the Walima celebration. Nadia & Saad definitely knew what they wanted and all the lavish decor and sparkly attires were so gorgeous that it almost seemed like an extension of their personalities! So amazing! The Springfield Country Club was looking at its very best to house these two lovebirds and their guests and as we will see, the couple couldn't have chosen a better venue for their gala. So majestic! What was also majestic was our couples fashion choices. Believe me, if their taste doesn't say style at it's finest, nothing will! So, ladies, enough with words and let us get to the enchanting images for today's gallery brought to us by none other than KetaNuva Studios! Let's go!  

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More of this color fueled bash? Stick around for part two! 

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Venues: Springfield Country Club | Photography: KetaNuva Studios | Mehendi Venue: Radisson Hotel Corning | Shaadi Venue: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel | Mehendi & Shaadi Makeup: Makeup by Iram | Walima Makeup: Sumaiya Waheed Makeup Artist | Shaadi Cake Catering: Scratch Bakeshop | Walima Cake Catering: Ultimate Bake Shoppe Wayne | Cinematography: Yu Studios | Bridal Shopping: Sania Maskatiya


Springfield, PA Pakistani Wedding by KetaNuva Studios

Welcome back, Maharanis! It's Tuesday and thay only means one thing: Time for a new featured wedding! This time we head down to New York for Nadia & Saad's gorgeous Pakistani wedding experience and then to Pennsylvania for the grand reception. The gala began with the traditional Mehendi celebration and as we will see in today's gallery thanks to Ketanuva Studios, it was absolutely fantastic. So much style and sophistication, I tell you that! After the families got to mingle and dance, it was time for the long-awaited Shaadi ceremony. Without a doubt, Maharani Nadia's burgundy and burnt sienna saree was the absolute highlight for us. Just look at those colors and the intricate flower-like embroidery design! Time to take some notes, ladies! Such a gorgeous ensemble was chosen by an equally gorgeous Maharani! Superb! Don't miss today's feature, lots of ideas coming our way! 

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More of this color fueled bash? Stick around for part two! 

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Summer
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Venues: Springfield Country Club | Photography: KetaNuva Studios | Mehendi Venue: Radisson Hotel Corning | Shaadi Venue: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel | Mehendi & Shaadi Makeup: Makeup by Iram | Walima Makeup: Sumaiya Waheed Makeup Artist | Shaadi Cake Catering: Scratch Bakeshop | Walima Cake Catering: Ultimate Bake Shoppe Wayne | Cinematography: Yu Studios | Bridal Shopping: Sania Maskatiya


Riviera Maya, MX Pakistani Wedding by A&A Video Productions

The beachfront ceremony finally happened, and it was official! Iqra & Zain became husband and wife! Of course, you ladies, know what happens when such a milestone is reached. Party time! And what a party it was! When you are in Mexico for your nuptials, no less is expected. The cakes, treats and catering services of The Hard Rock Riviera Maya left everybody completely speechless and ready for all the dancing! Our newlyweds, as we can expect, came out looking out of this world. Indoor fireworks by PSAV as they entered the ballroom, gave them this noblesse vibe that we are so loving. But that is not all, to finish off their destination Pakistani wedding, the couple decided to throw a Farewell Boat Party, sailing the Caribbean seas in a private catamaran. Incredible isn't it? Want to experience more of this fairy tale gala? Head down to today's gallery for part two thanks to A&A Video Productions

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Zain flew into my hometown in Virginia all the way from Texas with his entire family. I had the expectation that his family would come over for dinner at our house as they have done before. After their flight landed, I was texting Zain to make sure everything was okay, and providing details about dinner at our place. He wasn’t answering which was completely unusual of him. My parents then said they had to step out to run a quick errand and will be back shortly. I didn’t understand why my parents were leaving right before we were expecting guests. The next thing I know, I am all alone at home, confused about where everyone was. My sister then called me saying she was picking me up to pick up Zain’s family from their hotel. At that point, I was extremely sketched out and wondered why he wasn’t Uber-ing like he said. My sister drove out and we ended up at a small lake next to my neighborhood. My sister started running away from me so I followed her while extremely confused. From a distance a saw a bunch of people lined up on the sides of the pier and candles lit in the dusk. I walked closer and saw mine and Zain’s entire family and best friends lined up on the pier, with a trail of rose petals and candles along the entire pier. My favorite song “see the light” from the movie Tangled played whole as the sun was setting, and I ended at a heart-shaped from rose petals and candles, and Zain standing at the top of it. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so perfect and the best part was that everyone I love, was involved in such a big moment in my life. 

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.
Zain and I got engaged on September 16, 2017, and immediately started to brainstorm on how we wanted to have our wedding. We both decided that a destination wedding is what we wanted. It wasn't easy and took a lot of convincing for both of our families to agree. After all of our research, we decided to have our wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico because of all the South Asian Wedding vendors that were available there.  At that point, all of my friends and families were thrilled and completely on board. We started by reaching out to different Travel Agencies, particularly the ones that specialized in South Asian Destination Weddings. We ended up going with DestaWed, and signed a contract with the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, MX through them. After signing with them, I decided to plan this wedding of 5 events on my own, as I used my experience of events and corporate planning into my own wedding. During the 1-year planning process, I worked with my Event Consultant for the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, which made my process as smooth as can be.

My destination wedding events kicked off with an elegant Welcome Dinner that was located on the Maracas Terrace overlooking the ocean. During this event I wanted all my guests to start feeling like they were at a wedding while also on vacation. I wore a custom made saree that went elegantly with my theme. I kicked the event off with a welcome speech, followed by a showcase of interactive Water Drums. The Water Drums caught all of my wedding guests in surprise and the party had officially begun. We ended the event with the classing wedding shoe game which made all of my guests laugh.

The second event we held was a Pakistani traditional event known as the mehndi. This event is filled with sweet feeding and dancing rituals. I wore a custom multi-colored lehenga which basically matched my LED dance floor. We kicked off this event with another show stopper surprise by including a fire show for our guests to enjoy. I kept the entertainment a secret throughout my planning process and my guests were astonished and enjoyed the spectacular show. We continued the event by having choreographed dances by my guests and myself. The event ended with an open dance floor and LED glow dhol fiesta.

The third event including my wedding ceremony. I decided to go with light coral and sea green colors to bring out the ambiance of an ocean wedding. My bridesmaids all wore a custom made sarees with white bedazzled tops and a combination of green and coral saree draping. The groomsmen all wore turquoise pants, with white tops and champagne suspenders. I wore a sea-green Pakistani dress with gold embroidery and jewelry to match. The groom wore a matching sea-green sherwani. The combinations of the bridal party outfits looked beautiful for a beach wedding. Since the ceremony took place during the sunny day, we chose the Gazebo that overlooked the ocean for our location. I entered in a horse and carriage and proceeded to walk down the aisle with both my mother and father. During the ceremony, Zain and I poured our hearts out and shared intimate vows in front of all of our guests. It was a tear-worthy and beautiful moment.

Our last event included our reception which took place in the ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel. We had decided to do a grand entrance and had indoor fireworks go off at our entrance, and then more fireworks as we got on the dance floor. We had speeches, by our dads, sisters, and best friends. We also include a fun surprise by adding a Michael Jackson and Drake Father Daughter mix. During my first dance, we had our first set of confetti blast on the dance floor. Our guests enjoyed this event as we added 2 more confetti blasts during the open dance floor which caught them all in surprise and enjoyment. We exited with the classic sparklers send-off and hopped on our horse and carriage to take us back to our room.

To end the events, we decided to have a boat party in which we rented and sailed the Caribbean seas in a private catamaran.   It was the perfect ending to the destination wedding, as we finally were able to let loose and enjoy our vacation with our best friends.

My overall review for my wedding is that it blew my expectations beyond words. Every detail I had planned for was beyond exceptional. Having a destination wedding was the best decision I had made. There was no ounce of stress in bones the second I entered the resort. Every single one of my guests enjoyed their time with us and have spoken so highly of their experience. The advice I would like to give to future brides that want to have a destination wedding is to enjoy their planning process, as when the time of your wedding is here, it flies by so quickly. Also, do not stress about the guests that can’t make it. Not everyone you invite will have the time, or expenses to make it. All that matters is that you have the support of the people who do decide to come, and it will be a great time. 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
When shopping around for my wedding dresses, I knew I wanted something unique. Traditionally, Pakistani brides wear red on their wedding days. Since my wedding was going to take place on the beach, I wanted to wear more pastel colors for my ceremony. I went shopping in New Jersey and immediately fell in love with a custom sea-green bridal dress design that I thought would look perfect for a beach wedding. For my bridesmaid, I wanted to make sure their outfits were comfortable and light but also complimented my dress. I decided to create a custom sea green, and pink saree with embellished tops. All of my bridesmaids loved the design and the pictures looked amazing in front of the Caribbean sea.   

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
My wedding planning experience was extremely fun, but a lot of worthwhile work. The best part of my experience planning a destination wedding was the site visit. I took a trip with my parents, maid of honor, and groom's parents to Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya resort where I planned to hold all of my events. I was able to see and select all of my locations for the various events and actually envision my events put together. I spent an entire day meeting with my on-site coordinator and vendors to discuss the details for each event. I was able to be extremely productive and enjoy the resort which was harder to do during my wedding time. 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
My guests absolutely loved the vacation wedding they had attended. For many of my guests, this was the first destination wedding they had attended. The idea of having a wedding while on vacation was worthwhile for every single one of my guests. The Ceremony, in particular, was guests favorite. The romantic setting of exchanging vows on the beach set the tone of the entire wedding. it was such a beautiful moment that put smiles on everyone faces. 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There is not a moment that I will forget about my wedding. During my reception, my father gave a heartfelt speech. That is one moment I will never forget. He talked about our relationship from when I was younger to now. That was the first time I had started to get emotional during the wedding. That exact moment is when it hit that I was going to start a new life, in a new city with my husband and my dad would be across states. We then had our first dance to "Tu Jo Mila" and ended with style by dancing to "In My Feelings" by Drake, and "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. It was an amazing moment.

 

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
There are so many things I learned during the wedding process. The best advice I would like to give to Brides-To-Be is to listen to your gut. There are so many people that will give you their opinions and will tell you what they think you should do. At the end of the day, this is your day and you will remember it for the rest of your life, so do you want you want and don't please others if you are hesitant. Wear that dress you want, have the decor you like, and have that destination wedding if you want to, because your guests will love you no matter what and this it truly is a magical day just for you and your Hubby-To-Be. 

 

Remember, more glam and glitter every day! 

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Venues: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Catering: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Cakes & Treats: Hard Rock Riviera Maya | Photography: A&A Video Productions | Planning & Design: Bride & Groom | Floral & Decor: Tulapania | Floral & Decor: Zuniga | Floral & Decor: Latin Asia Cancun | Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio | DJ: DJ Ashu | Baraat: Drums in Paradise | Bridal Fashions: Sameera Faridi Designs | Cinematography: A&A Photo Video | Bridal Draping/Sari Tying & Styling: Styling Trio | Fireworks: PSAV | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: A2Z Weeding Cards | Lighting: PSAV | Mehndi Artist: Priya Chandel | Travel Concierge: Desta Wed | Flame Show: Drums in Paradise | Water Drums: Drums in Paradise | Confetti Canon: PSAV | Catering for Welcome Party / Mehndi / Ceremony: Latin Asia


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