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Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Welcome back, Maharanis! We know you were left wanting more of this gorgeous flair coming from Dallas! Lucky you because this second installment showcases everything that went for the lavish reception at the SLPS Community Center! Mukti & Punit definitely created a world of their one for their nuptials. Every single one of the elements chosen accurately reflected what they were all about: style and genuine love! After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to their reception party riding a luxurious Lamborghini, from The Classic! And once they arrived, they were ready to kick start the celebration of their milestone. Guess who was in charge of the music, lighting, and the baraat sounds prior to the main gala? DJ Riz Entertainment, no less! We already know that when he is involved, parties just run as smooth as butter! Want to experience the rest of this fantastic flair? Then click here for today's gallery thanks to Vek Photo and get those ideas going!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

Punit and I met almost 10 years before getting married. We met in undergrad at Texas A&M. We had inadvertently met a few times before but became closer to our Molecular Biology class. It ended up being a meant to be a relationship. We clicked instantly, we had tons of mutual friends who helped push our relationship forward and our parents even had mutual friends. We’ve survived long-distance through Dental and Medical school, through multiple countries and states, but when we came back together it was still pure magic!

 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

The proposal was the shock of my life and definitely not because we weren’t together long enough. Through grad school, we had always known we wanted to wait until we were finished and together again. Once we graduated I kept expecting the proposal to come; however, this guy was still adamant that we needed to be “more settled.” This continued on and I almost started believing it myself. We had a trip to Italy planned and I still wasn’t expecting it. Even the night before the proposal he said that it wasn’t time. The next day we went to Cinque Terre and on finding the perfect isolated, waterside location he got down on one knee and proposed. My reaction was an instant shock. I laughed thinking it was a joke. My first words were “are you serious?” It was basically years of inception making me believe this was never going to happen. But the proposal was absolutely amazing in the most gorgeous location and more than I would have ever imagined.

 

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.

DJ Riz: We are so glad we had DJ Riz and Freddy on our team! They did an amazing job of keeping the energy high and created a fun, interactive reception and baraat atmosphere. Everyone had a great time at the wedding and we continue to get compliments on how amazing the music was. Everyone was on the dance floor all night!

 

Jianna Jewelers: They have been amazing throughout our entire engagement and wedding process for our jewelry needs. They helped my husband design my custom engagement ring and wedding bands. They also helped us design the stunning diamond necklace my mother in law gave me to wear for our reception. They can customize and make any vision come to life. They are so easy to work with and have amazing quality pieces.

 

Divine Décor of Dallas: We worked with Ketan Mistry and he was incredible to work with. Ketan was very aware of our vision and was able to make everything we wanted come together beautifully. He paid attention to detail and made every event look extremely beautiful. He has a large selection in his warehouse to choose from, everything from traditional to modern.

 

Vek Photography: We are so glad we chose VEK for our events. He is so easy to work with and has amazing quality photography. He captures special moments of not only the wedding party but also family and friends attending the event. He has a unique vision that will blow your mind away. Definitely happy with our photos.

 

Epique Cinema: We absolutely love our wedding highlight video! Epique’s videographers were so easy to work with. They made us feel comfortable and so much less awkward while they were recording. Their videos are lively, colorful, and really take you back in time.

 

Hair & Makeup: Vanita Patel did my hair and makeup and was absolutely amazing to work with. She did a great job of creating a different look with each outfit. Vanita is great at improvising on anything you need. She is a one stop shop for makeup, hair and draping for multiple people if needed. 

 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

We were unable to travel to India so we had to shop in the States which was extremely daunting. I had heard stories about the difficulties of finding the perfect outfits. My family and I skeptically started our day expecting to have a long and exhausting day. Luckily, I found all of my outfits at the very first store we went to. Almas aunty of Almas Tejani Desi Couture and her team were so wonderfully helpful. I was looking for a non-traditional plum outfit and the very first outfit I tried on ended up being the perfect one for me. Some outfits we bought ready-made and some she was able to customize for us. We received everything on time and she was great about last-minute adjustments.

 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

Our guests have had so many wonderful things to say about the wedding. We’ve heard countless compliments about the décor, organization and especially the food! We had a self-made dessert bar and a midnight Taco Bell bar after the reception that was a huge hit.

 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

One of my favorite moments was right before the reception. We were waiting in the hallway for everyone to settle in before the DJ announced us. It was taking a while and we just happened to notice the photo booth that was set up. We took some time to take a few goofy pictures and just hang out. It was really nice to have these few moments alone in the midst of all the festivities.

 

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

Weddings are super stressful in general, try and do whatever YOU need to keep as calm as possible. Big Indian weddings are bound to have some issues. Just remember that the people that are really there for you will try and keep things as calm and drama-free for you as possible. There are always little things that don’t go as expected, try not to let little obstacles get you down. Shake it off and go with the flow so you can truly enjoy your time!

More weddings await! Keep updated!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Photography: Vek Photo | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Transportation: The Classic | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Sangeet Venue: Atrium Hotel Dallas | Mehndi Venue: Atrium Hotel Dallas | Satak Venue: SLPS Community Center | Ceremony Venue: SLPS Community Center | Reception Venue: SLPS Community Center | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Hair & Makeup: Vanita Patel | Catering: Pankaj Bhai Vegetarian | Catering: India Grill | Bridal Fashions: Almas Tejani Desi Couture | Bridal Jewelry: Jianna Jewelers | Dessert Table: Puja Parbhoo | Dessert Table: Punit Patel | Cinematography: Epique Cinema | Draping/Styling: Vanita Patel | Live Music: Grooms Event College Station | Garba Live Music: Smita Vasavada | Mehndi Artist: Bridal Henna Mehndi and Makeup by Zohra | Photo Booth: Epique Cinema


Dallas, TX Indian Wedding by Vek Photo

Hey there, Maharanis! Time for another inspiring wedding flair! Today, we head down to Dallas to witness everything that went on for Mukti & Punit's day of magic. As you probably imagine, the celebration had everything we love about Indian weddings. Color, stunning fashion choices, and of course, the guest of honor: love! So romantic! Our pals from Vek Photo were there with their talent to capture all the details for today's gallery, so be sure that we have quite a flair to enjoy. The SLPS Community Center was looking at its very best to house the gala, all colors and decor sensibilities were absolutely to die for! We totally love the sophistication displayed for it! So amazing! So, ladies, time get those ideas going with this gorgeous Indian jubilee. Inspiration assured!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?

Punit and I met almost 10 years before getting married. We met in undergrad at Texas A&M. We had inadvertently met a few times before but became closer to our Molecular Biology class. It ended up being a meant to be a relationship. We clicked instantly, we had tons of mutual friends who helped push our relationship forward and our parents even had mutual friends. We’ve survived long-distance through Dental and Medical school, through multiple countries and states, but when we came back together it was still pure magic!

 

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!

The proposal was the shock of my life and definitely not because we weren’t together long enough. Through grad school, we had always known we wanted to wait until we were finished and together again. Once we graduated I kept expecting the proposal to come; however, this guy was still adamant that we needed to be “more settled.” This continued on and I almost started believing it myself. We had a trip to Italy planned and I still wasn’t expecting it. Even the night before the proposal he said that it wasn’t time. The next day we went to Cinque Terre and on finding the perfect isolated, waterside location he got down on one knee and proposed. My reaction was an instant shock. I laughed thinking it was a joke. My first words were “are you serious?” It was basically years of inception making me believe this was never going to happen. But the proposal was absolutely amazing in the most gorgeous location and more than I would have ever imagined.

 

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.

DJ Riz: We are so glad we had DJ Riz and Freddy on our team! They did an amazing job of keeping the energy high and created a fun, interactive reception and baraat atmosphere. Everyone had a great time at the wedding and we continue to get compliments on how amazing the music was. Everyone was on the dance floor all night!

 

Jianna Jewelers: They have been amazing throughout our entire engagement and wedding process for our jewelry needs. They helped my husband design my custom engagement ring and wedding bands. They also helped us design the stunning diamond necklace my mother in law gave me to wear for our reception. They can customize and make any vision come to life. They are so easy to work with and have amazing quality pieces.

 

Divine Décor of Dallas: We worked with Ketan Mistry and he was incredible to work with. Ketan was very aware of our vision and was able to make everything we wanted come together beautifully. He paid attention to detail and made every event look extremely beautiful. He has a large selection in his warehouse to choose from, everything from traditional to modern.

 

Vek Photography: We are so glad we chose VEK for our events. He is so easy to work with and has amazing quality photography. He captures special moments of not only the wedding party but also family and friends attending the event. He has a unique vision that will blow your mind away. Definitely happy with our photos.

 

Epique Cinema: We absolutely love our wedding highlight video! Epique’s videographers were so easy to work with. They made us feel comfortable and so much less awkward while they were recording. Their videos are lively, colorful, and really take you back in time.

 

Hair & Makeup: Vanita Patel did my hair and makeup and was absolutely amazing to work with. She did a great job of creating a different look with each outfit. Vanita is great at improvising on anything you need. She is a one stop shop for makeup, hair and draping for multiple people if needed. 

 

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?

We were unable to travel to India so we had to shop in the States which was extremely daunting. I had heard stories about the difficulties of finding the perfect outfits. My family and I skeptically started our day expecting to have a long and exhausting day. Luckily, I found all of my outfits at the very first store we went to. Almas aunty of Almas Tejani Desi Couture and her team were so wonderfully helpful. I was looking for a non-traditional plum outfit and the very first outfit I tried on ended up being the perfect one for me. Some outfits we bought ready-made and some she was able to customize for us. We received everything on time and she was great about last-minute adjustments.

 

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?

Our guests have had so many wonderful things to say about the wedding. We’ve heard countless compliments about the décor, organization and especially the food! We had a self-made dessert bar and a midnight Taco Bell bar after the reception that was a huge hit.

 

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?

One of my favorite moments was right before the reception. We were waiting in the hallway for everyone to settle in before the DJ announced us. It was taking a while and we just happened to notice the photo booth that was set up. We took some time to take a few goofy pictures and just hang out. It was really nice to have these few moments alone in the midst of all the festivities.

 

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

Weddings are super stressful in general, try and do whatever YOU need to keep as calm as possible. Big Indian weddings are bound to have some issues. Just remember that the people that are really there for you will try and keep things as calm and drama-free for you as possible. There are always little things that don’t go as expected, try not to let little obstacles get you down. Shake it off and go with the flow so you can truly enjoy your time!

Stay with us, more to come!

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DJ: DJ Riz Entertainment | Photography: Vek Photo | Lighting: DJ Riz Entertainment | Transportation: The Classic | Baraat: DJ Riz Entertainment | Sangeet Venue: Atrium Hotel Dallas | Mehndi Venue: Atrium Hotel Dallas | Satak Venue: SLPS Community Center | Ceremony Venue: SLPS Community Center | Reception Venue: SLPS Community Center | Floral & Decor: Divine Decor of Dallas | Hair & Makeup: Vanita Patel | Catering: Pankaj Bhai Vegetarian | Catering: India Grill | Bridal Fashions: Almas Tejani Desi Couture | Bridal Jewelry: Jianna Jewelers | Dessert Table: Puja Parbhoo | Dessert Table: Punit Patel | Cinematography: Epique Cinema | Draping/Styling: Vanita Patel | Live Music: Grooms Event College Station | Garba Live Music: Smita Vasavada | Mehndi Artist: Bridal Henna Mehndi and Makeup by Zohra | Photo Booth: Epique Cinema


Playa del Carmen, MX Indian Wedding by Novia Mia Photography

Welcome back, inspiration-seeking ladies! It is Wednesday, the middle of the week, and you know what that means! A brand new feature wedding gallery for your beautiful selves! A couple of days ago, we had the lovely highlight reel of Aarti & Pritesh, and it was terrific. In case you missed it, you can always tune in here! Now, and thanks to Novia Mia Photography, we have a set of pictures that will definitely light up some ideas for that special day coming up. Our destination? Paradisus Playa del Carmen, which was looking totally incredible for the galas. Beachside celebrations started early for Aarti & Pritesh, as we will see. Everyone was having the time of their lives, and of course, it had to be like that! When the roaring ocean is your guest of honor, romanticism to its finest is to be expected! For this first installment, we will have a look at everything that went on prior to the ceremony and the nuptials themselves. So stay with us and to those ideas up and running! 

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More of this gorgeous gala? Stick around and get charmed! 

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Venues: Paradisus Playa del Carmen | Photography: Novia Mia Photography | Cinematography: Novia Mia Photography | Floral & Decor: Latin Asia Cancun | Audio: JSAV Mexico


Elmhurst, IL Indian Wedding by Niraj Gandhi Photography

Monday is here, inspiration-seeking dolls! Last week we were honored to have Megha & Anand's gorgeous wedding vision coming from Illinois and what a celebration that was! In case you missed it, you can double-check all the fun here! Now it is time for us to get dazzled with the picture gallery thanks to our friends from Niraj Gandhi Photography! The bash, as you probably remember, was totally amazing. All the way from the pre-wedding rituals to the lavish reception, the energy of it all was just to die for. All the color and tradition were a voyage worth of a fairy tale and we just know you ladies are going to be totally smitten by it. And that is not all, just wait until you check our bride's gorgeous mehndi design thanks to Henna Moments, who as usual, delivered with all their talent. So, head down to our gallery of today to have a glimpse of what went on! See you by the aisle.

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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.
We got a lot of inspiration from Instagram - including decor, outfits, hair/makeup, even the bridal bouquet! We then found vendors through websites such as Maharani Weddings' Platinum Guide and Instagram itself. By looking through the vendors' portfolios, we were able to decide which vendors matched our style and could create what we envisioned. We kept our parents very involved in areas such as the invitations, venue, and caterers and then made our own decisions as a couple regarding decor, photography, etc. to match our personal style. This also helped keep everyone in their own lanes!
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I didn't want to go to India for wedding shopping and that I could find my outfits locally. A couple of days after I got engaged, my mom and I went to the local boutique a few minutes from my house just to see what the latest trends were. As we were flipping through the racks, I saw the most beautiful Cinderella blue lehenga with contrasting fuchsia embroidery and borders. It was a color combination I hadn't seen before and just had to try it on! As soon as I put on the lehenga and stepped out of the dressing room, I knew it was the one! Between the colors, design, fit, and subtle sparkle, this was definitely the lehenga for me. We decided this would be the perfect reception outfit.
 
My wedding lehenga, however, was not as easy to find! After looking through all of the online shopping websites I knew, there wasn't anything that caught my eye. I spent hours looking through Instagram for inspiration, and all of the red lehengas began to look very similar. I began to see more pastel-colored wedding lehengas and was drawn to the lighter colors. It dawned on me that the lehengas I loved the most were ivory with touches of pastel.
 
My next step was to look at lehengas by different designers to see if there were any designs I liked and could customize in the colors I wanted. This is when I came across a lehenga by Suruchi Parakh Couture, a Surat-based designer who was recommended to me by my cousin. The lehenga, which originally came in a dark pink color, had a heavily embroidered blouse and peacocks all around the skirt. The design was different and refreshing. I reached out to Suruchi and explained to her my idea of customizing the outfit in pastel colors. She quickly sent over a sketch and it was exactly what I had in mind. Suruchi was just as excited as I was to create this design in a trendy new color palette! Over the next several months, Suruchi and I kept in touch to discuss details and she would provide updates with pictures. Finally, the lehenga was completed and arrived at my house. I was so happy that Suruchi was able to see my vision and bring it to life! The lehenga together with the veil, jewelry, mehendi, hair, and makeup was exactly how I envisioned myself as a bride.
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
For me, the most enjoyable part of the planning process was designing the mandap! We gave the mandap a lot of importance because it is the focal point of the wedding. I wanted it to have a very luxurious and elegant yet modern feel. We found a decorator who really matched this style and was able to make my vision come to life - and who was just as excited about the new design! The mandap was unlike anything our guests had seen before, and we received many compliments on it!
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
It was raining very hard during the baraat and both the groom's and bride's side ended up dancing together under the covered hotel entrance like one big party! While the bride is often not seen until she walks down the aisle, I joined the party and Anand and I gave a little performance during the baraat! The guests really enjoyed this little twist! Our wedding ceremony was in the afternoon and went straight into cocktail hour and reception - the guests certainly appreciated that it wasn't an early morning start!

 

Amazing wasn't it? More to come, stick around! 

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Mehndi Artists: Henna Moments | Cinematography: PaRaagon Films | Photography: Niraj Gandhi Photography | Sangeet Venue: Fountain View Recreation Center / Carol Stream Park District | Ceremony Venue: Waterford Banquet & Conference Center | Reception Venue: Waterford Banquet & Conference Center | Floral & Decor: Siblana Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Priti Gandhi | Catering: India House | DJ: DJ Prashant | Baraat: DJ Prashant | Bridal Fashions: Suruchi Parakh Couture | Bridal Jewelry: Kundan_Kouture | Bridal Jewelry: á La Couture | Cake & Treats: Scrumptious by Hira | Draping/Styling: Priti Gandhi | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Ashu Card


Parsippany, NJ Indian Wedding by Studio Nine Photography + Cinema

Hey there, ladies! Friday is here, and prior to going weekend mode, we have a brand new wedding that will surely light up some lavish ideas, I tell you that. This time around, we head down to New Jersey for Preeti & Shivan's vision, and words can't begin to describe how beautiful it was. The team from Electric Karma International truly did an amazing job planning and designing this bash as you probably expected. True pros! The ceremony itself was this beautiful ode to sophistication and style. Our bride wore the classic red and gold lehenga with a beautiful makeup design done by Bridal Rang by Samiha that left everyone totally speechless. Such beauty! Our friends from Studio Nine Photography + Cinema were there to capture all the glam that went on at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, and today's gallery is the ultimate proof of that. Are you ready for some Indian wedding grandiosity? Join us and get inspired! 

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More to come, stay close! 

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Planning & Design: Electric Karma International | Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Royal Collection | Cinematography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Sangeet Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Ceremony Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Reception Venue: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel | Floral & Decor: Wedding Design | Hair & Makeup: Bridal Rang by Samiha | Catering: Moghul Caterers | Baraat: Nihal Singh Live Dholi | Cake & Treats: Palermo Bakery | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Riddhi | Security: Professional Hospitality Services LLC Kaizer Sayyed | Screens & Live Feed: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Bhaiji/Priest: Bhaiji/Priest Devinder Pratap | Hindu Ceremony Priest: Priest Krishna Bhat Varanasi


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