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Gross Pointe Farms, MI Sikh Wedding by Making the Moment

Maharanis! We are glad to present another wedding dream that I'm sure will inspire every bride and groom! Today's newlyweds, Kitty and Apram put together an authentic Sikh wedding experience, luckily Making the Moment Photography captured all the wedding bliss, traditions and sophisticated details. Showing their famous joyous and vibrant Punjab hospitality, the wedding spree started with a brightly Sangeet at Farmington Hills Manor.  Soon after, these cute pair tied the knot at The War Memorial in a ceremony beyond gorgeous, all perfectly decorated by Weddings by Lama. I was instantly charmed by the dreamy white mandap that looked splendid with the lake view as a backdrop. Just amazing! Both Kitty and Apram opted for the famous Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla as their official designer and mesmerized wearing dazzling pink ensembles. Beauty gurus Hair by Aysha and Makeup By JHobby, finished the bride's look and dolled up Kitty with an impeccable rose bun and glowing makeup. The reception's end result was an elegant affair that gathered the couple's favorite people in an epic party that took place at the Novi Sheraton Hotel. Big shout to one of the best DJ services, DJ Ice & Fresh Productions that provided memorable entertainment all night long. We love the stationery and décor that added a glam vibe to the event. To sum it up, it was a perfect Sikh wedding celebration! Don't forget to click on the full gallery to see more.  

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There is still so much more inspiration in our editorial room! So make sure to come back tomorow for more unique Indian wedding ideas.

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Photography: Making the Moment Photography | Photography: Making the Moment Photography | DJ: DJ Ice & Fresh Productions | DJ: DJ Ice & Fresh Productions | Sangeet Venue: Farmington Hills Manor | Chunni Ceremony / Mayian Venue: Dhaliwal Residence | Ceremony Venue: The War Memorial | Reception Venue: Novi Sheraton Hotel | Floral & Decor (Sangeet/Ceremony): Lama Florist - Weddings by Lama | Floral & Decor (Sangeet): Utsav Planners Inc. | Floral & Decor (Reception): Flowers by Renee | Hair: Hair by Aysha | Makeup: Makeup By JHobby | Catering: Punjab Indian Cuisine | Catering (Reception): Grill of India | Mehndi Artist: Henna by Vaidehi | Bridal Fashion: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla | Groom Fashion: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla | Groom Fashion (Reception): Tom Ford | Catering (Chunni Ceremony/Mayian): Wood Fired Up: Brad Lydick


Basking Ridge, NJ Sikh Wedding by Deep Sanan Photography

Good morning, Maharanis!  We are glad you could join us today because we are ready to share a new love story with all of you. This time, we are heading over to the Bridgewater Gurudwara to take part in the charming and intimate wedding ceremony that united Ishanpreet & Udaybir in marriage. And all we have to say is that this love-dripping ceremony was beautiful beyond words. The minimalist decor by Aishas Wedding Decor and our lovely duo's stunning look set the mood for this ceremony, making it ultra special. Maharani Ishanpreet donned a soft colored lengha by Nilibar, very well complemented with the exquisite makeup and hairstyle designed by Looks by Jassi. But that is not all! She took her bridal look to the next level, with the artistic Mehndi by Hennafly, which added an extra touch of beauty and traditional flair to the overall look. Although Ishanpreet's look was mesmerizing, she was not the only one that dressed to impress! Raja Udaybir followed the lead of the love of his life and rocked a matching Sherwani by Manyavar. And we cannot stress how great these two lovebirds looked together! If you want to take a closer look at all the beauty of this wedding, make sure to visit today's gallery by Deep Sanan Photography. It overflows with beauty and inspiring ideas, and we are sure you will love it. So, don't think twice and get ready to be amazed!

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Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
He proposed at the same restaurant we met for our first date.

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.
It was difficult to plan given all the COVID19 restrictions and uncertainty of what was going to happen. I had a great support from family and friends and especially the vendors. They were all flexible with changing plans. I shopped for my bridal outfit through a virtual call. It was a different experience but well worth it!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My family in India helped me shop for my outfit, they went to different stores and showed me their collection. I used to wake up at some ungodly hours of 2am/3am to facetime them and look at the dresses. It was so strange and weird to shop like this but we wanted to make it work. We were super appreciative of the help we got to plan a wedding during COVID

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.

I wanted to keep the style to be traditional but with an intimate style. We wanted everyone to feel like they were part of the main squad.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Don't stress, it will all work out. Remember that its your day!

Remember that we have new weddings every day, so make sure to join us tomorrow for more!

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Hair & Makeup: Looks by Jassi | Floral & Decor: Aishas Wedding Decor | Sangeet Venue: Shagun (Guru Palace) | Ceremony Venue: Bridgewater Gurudwara | Reception Venue: Akbar Restaurant | DJ: Raj Minocha | Mehndi Artist: Hennafly | Wedding Lehenga: Nilibar | Groom's Wedding Sherwani: Manyavar | Photography: Deep Sanan Photography


Huntington Beach, CA Sikh Wedding by Lin & Jirsa Photography

Good morning, ladies! Get ready to enjoy because we're taking you on a love journey through Jasmine & Avneet's wedding festivities. If the name of this lovely couple sounds familiar, that's because their wedding already featured in our Video Blog, thanks to the fantastic film created by Avec Lumiere Productions. And we loved this celebration so much that we wanted to share the fabulous shots by Lin & Jirsa Photography with you. So, let's jump right into it. The beauty, flair, and grandeur surrounding this outdoor wedding mirrored the fabulous look of our gorgeous Maharani Jasmine. She trusted her beauty needs to Dolled up by Lulu, who delivered nothing but exquisiteness in the form of elegant makeup and classy hairstyle. To complement this jaw-dropping look, Beauty by Lishma designed a fantastic Mehndi that we loved so much. Following the line of elegance and amazingness set by our lovely couple, Three Petals Design crafted a heavenly decor in soft-pastel hues, more than perfect for the occasion. And before we go any further, we want to give The Marigold Company a big shoutout for the on-point planning and execution of this event at the Pasea Hotel & Spa. Hands down, they were major contributors in making this celebration as memorable as it was. For more details of this lovely wedding, visit today's gallery for the full reveal. It will take your breath away.

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
An intercontinental romance that all started with a swipe! Avneet and I matched on Hinge in November 2017. At the time he was living in Berlin, Germany and I was in Philly completing my fellowship community psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the questions Avneet had to fill out was "What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?" He answered, "Quit my job and moved to Berlin." It wasn't apparent to me that he still lived in Berlin at that time. Despite this, there was a clear and instant connection and we spent most of the subsequent winter months engaging in daily phone calls, despite a 6 hour time zone difference. By the time we met in Amsterdam face to face 3 months later, I felt like I already knew Avneet. It was a huge relief to not spend that time participating in the typical "first date" questions, but rather exploring a new city together, with our close friends. We finally made it official in November 2018 after countless trips between the US and Europe. We traveled to new cities as well as to each other's hometowns, endured challenges, and pushed one another out of our comfort zones.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Avneet moved back to the States on May 30, 2019 and picked me up from the airport the following day. We drove to Laguna Beach thinking it was going to be a perfect, sunny California day. We went down to the beach by a secluded cove only to find out it was very gloomy, high tides and almost raining. I was wondering why we were at the beach with such weather until Avneet got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Less than 24 hours after moving home after 3 years in Europe! I had no idea he had planned a proposal and purchased a ring all while living on the other side of the world.

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 had spent almost a year planning our original wedding date. We took countless trips to California to get each detail of our Punjabi Sikh wedding just right. I even traveled to India in Fall 2019 after 15 years to customize multiple bridal outfits.

After making the decision to postpone in early March, we were fortunate enough to find an officiant just days before our original wedding date and ended up getting married on a path by the waterfront near our apartment in Jersey City. We did not think of re-planning a wedding for many months but as the COVID numbers dropped throughout the summer, we decided to move forward with only an outdoor religious ceremony, cutting our 300+ guestlist down to just 70 of our closest family and friends. We also cancelled an east coast and west coast Sangeet, as well as a reception, instead opting for a short lunch following our ceremony, also outdoors.

Planning the wedding the second time around really put things such as decor in perspective for me. While I previously spent too many hours to count trying to bring multiple different themes to life for each function, in October I opted for a more clean and elegant aesthetic, using neutral tones and pampas, complimenting the beautiful line of palm trees along the beach for our backdrop. That is definitely not to say we did not splurge on a waterfront venue, seamless white aisle, clear Chivari chair rentals, beautiful place settings, etc, but the main focus was the safety of our loved ones. We minimized exposure by eliminating an open dance floor, seating members of the same household together, providing each guest with hand sanitizers and personalized masks that read "Jasmine & Avneet are quarantined for life!"

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
One particular thing that stands out from our guests is the number of times people said "this is how weddings should always be," referring to being around just their closest loved ones. Too many times weddings can become over-the-top showcases, with endless guest counts and both the couple and guests lose the real meaning behind the day. I believe our guests appreciated how mindful we were of our reduced guest count, although it did unfortunately mean some immediate family from India and Canada were unable to attend. We did have a live YouTube stream set up for everyone to watch the day of.

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.
After two sangeets were cancelled, my in-laws surprised me with a beautiful backyard mehndi. It was an amazing transformation in true Punjabi fashion, full of vibrant colors, marigold flowers, hanging umbrellas and a bangle station. I opted to wear a colorful half lengha to maximize comfort during my mehndi application. Two special designs I incorporated into my bridal mendhi were a pair of sneakers (my husband's favorite) and a dog paw for our puppy, Bixby (named after the bridge in Big Sur, California)! I feel so fortunate to have had such an intimate pre-wedding function with both families, memories I will truly cherish forever.

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
We feel so fortunate to have solidified our union with a COVID-safe, intimate outdoor wedding even in the most uncertain of our times. One of the biggest lessons I personally have learned as a Type A, extreme planner, is to just let go. I had spent many sleepless nights, too many to count spreadsheets budgeting and hundreds of calls coordinating 10+ vendors for an elaborate affair only to be hit with barrier after barrier. Despite this we still ended up with the most perfect day... TWICE! We secured an officiant just days prior to our original wedding date and ended up being featured on a COVID wedding segment on the Today Show! Later, in October we were finally able to proceed with our Sikh ceremony surrounded by our closest loved ones. Fate really just has its own way of working things out - whether it be the logistics of a (really) long distance relationship, or planning a wedding. We know we can really tackle anything life may throw at us! We hope this message of love is an inspiration to other couples in similar situations. Two continents, an ocean, and a six-hour time difference couldn’t stop our love story — just proof that love does, in fact, win.

We have more lovely stories for you, ladies! So, make sure to join us tomorrow for more.

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Hair & Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu | Planning & Design: The Marigold Company | Mehndi Artists: Beauty by Lishma | Venues: Pasea Hotel & Spa | Floral & Decor: Three Petals Design | Catering: Manohar's Delhi Palace | DJ: 3D Sounds | Bridal Fashions: Frontier Raas | Bridal Jewelry: Frontier Raas | Cinematography: Avec Lumiere Productions | Programs & Signage: The Paperie by Aman | Rentals: Three Petals Design | Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography


Columbus, Ohio Sikh Wedding by Virdee Films Photo-Video

Maharanis, you know we love featuring Sikh nuptials and learning about the different ceremonies behind them! So, as soon as we saw Lovepreet and Hardeep's wedding images captured by Virdee Films Production, we were just ecstatic! This adorable couple found each other through Instagram. How romantic! After liking each other's posts and lots of dates, finally, they decided to take their story to the Guru Nanak Religious Society Sikh to seal their love eternally in an emotional ceremony. Lovepreet's family and friends executed her vision, planning, and decorating the entire wedding weekend. And what an extraordinary job they did, creating a romantic vibe with a color combination for all the awe-inspiring events! Glow By Herneet dolled up Maharani Lovepreet with a romantic makeup look that was sure to be a head-turner as she walked down the aisle. She also opted for a stunning mehndi design by Naseem to offset her intricately embroidered maroon wedding lengha. So stylish! To end the wedding spree Lovepreet and Hardeep headed to the reception and danced with DJ Mavi Productions' music. He turned up the party with an extraordinary wedding soundtrack! Thanks so much to Virdee Films Production, and of course, Lovepreet and Hardeep for sharing their beautiful wedding images with us. Visit our complete gallery for more inspiration! 

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We are preparing another wedding story that I'm sure will inspire your heart! Make sure to come back.

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DJ: DJ Mavi Productions | Lighting: DJ Mavi Productions | Photography: Virdee Films Photo & Cinema | Cinematography: Virdee Films Production | Ceremony Venue: Guru Nanak Religious Society Sikh Temple | Planning & Design: Bride & Bride's Family | Floral & Decor: Bride & Bride's Family | Bridal & Bridesmaid Bouquets: The Flowerman Columbus | Hair & Makeup: Glow By Herneet | Catering: Balkar Singh - Cleveland Ohio | Bridal Fashions: Glow By Herneet | Sangeet Flower Jewelry: Prune | Event Designer: Dream Events New York | Mehndi Artist: Naseem


Glencove, NY Sikh Wedding by Vaaho Photography

Good morning, Maharanis! Are you ready for another charming and inspiring story? We know you are! So let's not wait any longer and get ready to enjoy all the beauty surrounding Evani & Gurpal's intimate wedding celebrated during COVID. This lovely young couple always wished for a small intimate wedding but knowing their parents and their social life, they knew that small would not be in their dictionary, but then COVID hit, and they had no choice but to keep it small. And we know that planning a wedding is not easy, let alone under the current conditions. However, Exclusive Events NY took the challenge and orchestrated a magical wedding that everyone loved! Our lovely  Maharani looked drop-dead gorgeous on her big day after trusting her beauty needs to Khadija, Amaly, and Tamanna. For the fashion department, she got fashionable attires and luxurious jewelry from Liz Paul and Samaira. The icing on the cake was the spectacular Mehndi designed by Monita Bijoriya - Henna For All, which added an extra touch of traditional flair to an already ravishing look! And we want to give a big shoutout to Vaaho Photography for sharing the awe-inspiring shots below. They are absolute visual masterpieces that you don't want to miss. So, there is no reason to wait and jump into this spectacular gallery. We know it will blow your mind, and you'll get tons of inspiring ideas from it!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met my groom through my sister and his brother. Being a single mother my mom was very protective about my sister and I so where she went I had to go along... it was kind of like the buddy system with my sister. So when she began to date Manpreet, my now brother in law, my mom would always send me along cause she didn’t know in fact they were going on dates and my sister decided to wait to tell her that they were a couple. Once or twice was okay but third time Manpreet also had enough and began to bring his brother along. In the beginning me and my husband could not stand one another, but as time went on we became friends and a support system for each other of a sort, I had just gone through a break up and swore I would only date to marry because if theres no future I didnt want to go down that road. Gurpal, aka Ronie, knew that and he assured me that we were just friends, till that one day when he told me he loved me, everything changed.

I knew he was the one when I saw the way he treated his own family and my family and the way he held everyone at such a high regard. Ronie & I are both Punjabi but our religious upbringing is quite the opposite which I always felt would become an issue but we always talked openly and I found that to be such a strong quality in him. We dated for four years and in those 4 years he not once pressured me into changing, he accepted me and my family for who we were and I accepted him and his family for who they were, there was such a high level of understanding between me and him and our families that felt like it was unreal.

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
I always dreamed for the big proposal, I swore I didn't want to do it the desi way of roka then ring cause it never felt right to me, at that point you know theres a ring coming there is no surprise factor! But of course you imagine one way and something else happens, but he really blew me off my feet and did it in a way I never could have imagined. We had an expedited roka in April and we were deciding a wedding date and all and then in August on my birthday my mom and sister surprised me with tickets to Paris. Ever since we were young my mom told us that when we got married we would go to Paris for our wedding shopping and she made it happen! I didn't think much into it because its been a thing we've heard for so long. The day we land in Paris my sister had already booked to go up inside the Eiffel tower so we got dressed, my husband had bought me a dress for my birthday which was actually meant for this moment and I ended up wearing that exact one, and went. As I am looking at the Eiffel tower someone taps me on my back and I turn and my husband is on one knee and his parents and brothers are standing behind him. It was so magical, he even hired a professional photographer who took professional pics but only got one picture of the actual reaction cause so many people ended up crowding around. It was just so magical, then both our families stayed for 7 days and traveled and shopped and I feel like the trip brought both families closer.

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.
Planning a wedding in general is very tough, you cannot even begin to imagine how tough it was to plan during COVID! My overall experience with Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor theme, etc. was over my expectations!! Every vendor of mine went above and beyond and did even more than I would have imagined especially during COVID!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I selected my wedding outfit the first day I went to see options. My in laws own Samaira and husband owns Sammaira Man which are both desi wedding boutiques, they dress everyone for events so the pressure was really on to look the most unique and different. I knew I was going to do red as the color but I wanted more colors in it as well, when I tried the sample piece which was a lengha I fell in love with the concept, from that piece I customized my actual wedding day outfit.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the planning process had to have been having family and friends over all the time planning and executing everything. It was like having a party everyday!

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
All my guests kept telling me at each event how much love was in the air! Even after the wedding everyone remembers how much love and affection their was between both bride and grooms side and even among the guests!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A special moment that constantly replays in my mind is when we did our welcome dinner photoshoot outside Taco Bell! My husband and I have a crazy obsession for Taco Bell, when our photographer asked us if where we wanted to do the photoshoot at the beach or in Central Park, etc we said no...we wanted different and we definitely got it!!

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.
Because of COVID and the social guidelines we had to follow our whole wedding was just family on both sides and I loved that!! Our guest list was the same throughout the week so the challenge was to make sure the was no repetition where guests would get bored. Overall I wanted to do colorful decor and my decorator and planner, Sonam & Ricky from exclusive decor, made it all come to life! Every event was different decor creating a different ambiance making it a different feel for al our guests!!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
My words of wisdom for future brides to be is...have fun & go with the flow!! I planned every single detail small and big as soon as we chose a date, but then without a doubt everything went sideways with COVID. At that point I said forget it, I went with the flow and I had soooo much more fun and enjoyed everything so much more!! The tears and the stress was not needed, it was so much more fun when I began to go with the flow!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more!

 

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Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | DJ: Ricky Bhatia - Exclusive Events NY | Lighting: Ricky Bhatia - Exclusive Events NY | Event Designer: Exclusive Events NY | Photo Booth: Exclusive Events NY | Rentals: Exclusive Events NY | Hair & Makeup: Khadija | Hair & Makeup: Amaly | Hair & Makeup: Tamanna | Sangeet Venue: Leonard's Palazzo | Ceremony Venue: Gurudwara Mata Sahib Kaur | Reception Venue: Bhatia Residence Backyard | Planning & Design: Self | Catering: Mint & Mohit | Baraat: Dholi Om | Baraat: The Dhol Wala | Bridal Fashions: Samaira | Bridal Fashions: Liz Paul | Bridal Jewelry: Samaira | Cake & Treats: Dortoni Commack | Cinematography: Vaaho Photography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Nabbydabby Illustrations | Mehndi Artist: Monita Bijoriya - Henna For All | Snowcones: Ice Gola Express | Photography: Vaaho Photography


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