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Elmwood Park, NJ Bridal Photoshoot by Tanshu's Photography

Good morning, ladies! I have the perfect way to start a lovely Tuesday, so pour yourself your favorite beverage, grab your notebook, get ready to take notes, and enjoy today's styled photoshoot! Maharanis, I believe there is no better way to compliment head-turning looks like the ones we see in this phenomenal photoshoot than rocking an artistic Mehndi design and fabulous hair and makeup! Today's protagonist is the one and only Shaz Makeup and Mehndi Artist! Her flawless art added a traditional and exquisite touch to Javni Patel's fabulous and classic look. This artist's marvelous gift made a dreamy look a perfect reality by combining gorgeous makeup with a sophisticated and delicate hairstyle. The elegance of the different shades and fashion designs highlighted Javni's natural beauty. Ladies, I adore every portrait captured by the professional, creative, and well-known team of Tanshu's Photography. The pictures look like they come from the pages of the most stunning fairytale! Sweeties, if you want to be mesmerized, wait no more and take a look at this lovely gallery!

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Dears, I hope your imagination is enlightened. Keep coming back for more!

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Pearl River, NY Indian Wedding by Ishan Fotografi

Happy Thursday, Maharanis! Thanks to Shivani & Kailash's magnificent event, sweetness and inspiration are coming your way. Our lovebirds had a tremendous celebration at the Hilton Pearl River. From a lovely night at the market with street food from Indian regions to an unforgettable ceremony commemorating a new chapter in Shivani & Kailash's lives. This venue was the perfect setting for such incredible moments! Its undeniable elegance surrounded our newlyweds during their events, accompanied by the charming adornments only the team from Elegant Affairs Inc. could deliver. But ladies, it was our gorgeous lovebirds that captivated everyone! Our Maharani trusted in the elegance and exclusive styles only Shyamal & BhumikaWellgroomed Designs IncPhera, and Anita Dongre provide. She dazzled Kailash with phenomenal and classy hair and makeup done by Flawless Beauty by Pauline. Kudos to StyleBySmita, that made sure to highlight the beauty of the bridal party! Ladies, I have to say Shivani's mehndi art, designed by Mehndikalogie, was also glamorous! The perfect traces combined with the magnificent lengha our Maharani wore. Kailash cannot be left behind. He decided to wear a modern tuxedo from Suitsupply. My dears, I think they are made for each other! But ladies, if you wonder how this couple pampered their guests, let me tell you one detail you don't want to miss. The mouthwatering cuisine from Adyar Ananda Bhavan and Benares Caterers provided a tasteful touch no one will ever forget! Also, the very well-known Chef Gaurav Anand deserves a standing ovation for the delicious cuisine that amazed every guest! Of course, music is a must for an event like this one! So, Premier DJ Usa PSAV made sure to take the right vibes to the next level. Ladies, this was a wedding to remember! Everything was perfect, including the lovely invitations Azure Couture Event Stationery designed for our sweet duo. Our couple had nothing to worry about because every detail was taken care of to perfection. Sweeties, every significant moment deserves excellent pictures. Thanks to the exceptional team from Ishan Fotografi, all the little details of these events will live forever. Check out these creative photos available for you in this gallery. My sweeties, I know you will love this event as much as I did.

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And that's a wrap ladies. Keep coming back for more fairytales!

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Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty by Pauline | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Azure Couture Event Stationery | Hair & Makeup: StyleBySmita | Mehndi Artists: Mehndikalogie | Photography: Ishan Fotografi | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Ceremony Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Reception Venue: Hilton Pearl River | Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs Inc. | Catering: Adyar Ananda Bhavan | Catering: Benares Caterers | DJ: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Baraat: Echo Lake Stables | Bridal Fashions: House of Raina | Bridal Fashions: Shyamal & Bhumika | Bridal Fashions: Wellgroomed Designs Inc | Bridal Fashions: Phera | Bridal Fashions: Anita Dongre | Bridal Jewelry: Dana Walden Jewelry | Bridal Jewelry: ReeMat Designs | Cake & Treats: A Little Cake | Cinematography: My Wedding Maker | Event Designer: One Events Management | Favors: Etsy | Lighting: Premier DJ Usa PSAV | Registry: Zola Wedding Registry | Rentals: Alan Party Rentals | Tuxedos: Suitsupply


Richmond, VA Indian Fusion Wedding by Studio Nine Photography

Happy Thursday, my dear Maharanis! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and inspiration. Let me be a part of that with the astonishing story I am about to share with you! Anjali & Suraj had a celebration full of glamour and love. The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump served as their love nest for this commemoration. The flawless planning execution done by Weddings by Reema and the charming decor from Gulmohar Weddings gave the event a fresh breath of creativity. It was perfect for our Maharani's delight! Now that we are talking about Anjali, ladies, I swear her attires were heavenly! She looked like a goddess with three different fits for the celebration, including Neetu Rohra and Lista Jewels designs. You'll fall in love with all of them as well! Complemented with the graceful touch only Styles By Swati - Salon SBS can bring with her makeup artistry, our Maharani shone brighter than the stars thanks to the jewelry from Lista Jewels. Our bride was pampered by Jignasa Choksi - Mehendi Artist, and her gorgeous Mehndi design. Her sweetheart, Suraj, enamored everyone his way. The spectacular entrance he did for the Baraat couldn't have been possible without Olde Towne Carriages' services. Maharanis, he was a complete prince! This flawless wedding only got better as the night went on with music and fireworks courtesy of Luxe Event Group, making everyone burst with joy. Aroma's catering was perfect for this sweet event as the guests enjoyed their cuisine. Maharanis, I am sure every guest will take Anjali & Suraj's special day in their hearts. Studio Nine Photography + Cinema professionals made it possible by capturing a lovely set of pictures. They are all available for you in this splendid gallery. Wait no more and fall in love, ladies!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
It was my last year in dental school at VCU when I was introduced to Suraj through our mutual friends. Suraj was a 3rd year at VCU medical school at the time and even though we had some mutual friends, our paths had never previously crossed. I knew I was leaving for residency soon but I was excited to meet him! We ended up really liking each other and began dating. We spent a year doing 6 hour drives between Richmond and Philadelphia while Suraj finished medical school. When it was time for him to rank his residency list, he only chose Philadelphia programs (which I didn’t know at the time) and matched into his number one spot and moved up to Philly so we could finally be together!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
On a cloudy day in March, Suraj and I drove down to Richmond. He told me we were going to his Dad's retirement party (His Dad said this was the first time in his life that he had lied - just for me!). He took me to the James River, with the city skyline as our backdrop, and the sound of the rushing water. As we walked across the bridge hand in hand, Suraj asked me to continue walking with him through life in this same way. As we got to the middle, there was a bench covered with roses - and that was where Suraj bent down on one knee (I tearfully followed) and proposed! Our amazing (& very cold) sisters hid on the bridge and captured all the incredible moments. We then recreated our first date, at the spots where we first met. Finally, Suraj took me to dinner and surprised me once again with a room full of our family to end the greatest day.

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
My jewelry was really special to me for all the events. For my Sangeet, I wore my paternal grandmother's wedding jewelry. She had passed it down to my Mom who saved it for me for my wedding. It is an opal set that was made around the 1940s. For the wedding ceremony, I wore my Mother's wedding jewelry. It is a 'Rani haar' that my maternal grandparents had made for my Mom for her own wedding. Since all my grandparents have passed away, these little touches helped me feel like I had a small part of them at my wedding.

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
A lot of my family from India could not make it to the wedding due to COVID. I was really sad to not have such a big part of my life and family there for the big day. Suraj surprised me with an amazing video of them during the Sangeet. It was a beautiful and touching video of them sharing their blessings and doing some dances. It was so emotional for me to watch that and have them virtually present for the wedding!
My cousins from the US also put together an amazing skit for us on Sangeet night. Whenever my cousins have gotten married, it's become a tradition for us to do a skit that showcases how each couple met and makes fun of them a little too! Usually I'm the skit planner and choreographer, but this time they all planned everything themselves! Which must not have been easy during a pandemic and with them all having kids! But it turned out amazing and I could not stop laughing and smiling the entire time! It was the best performance!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to remember the big picture! It is so easy to get wrapped up in the small details and making sure everything is perfect. But try to remember why you are having this wedding in the first place - to celebrate the love you two share. Try to set aside some time at some point during the events to soak it all in and appreciate the love and people you both brought together!

Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Having my Father passed away a few years ago, it was really important for me to have him and his memory honored at the wedding. I chose to have his picture on the mandap stage so my mom and him could "give me away" together during the ceremony. I also had a mother-daughter dance for my wedding instead of the traditional father-daughter dance.

My loves, this is all for this entry. Keep coming back for more romance!

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Photography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | Hair & Makeup: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Baraat: Olde Towne Carriages | Draping/Styling: Styles By Swati - Salon SBS | Cinematography: Studio Nine Photography + Cinema | DJ: Luxe Event Group | Sangeet Venue: Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump | Ceremony Venue: Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump | Reception Venue: Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump | Planning & Design: Weddings by Reema | Floral & Decor: Gulmohar Weddings | Catering: Aroma | Bridal Fashions: Brides of Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashions: Neetu Rohra | Bridal Fashions: Aaina Design Studio | Bridal Jewelry: Lista Jewels | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Minted Weddings | Mehndi Artist: Jignasa Choksi - Mehendi Artist | Travel Concierge: Fred Carriages | Tuxedos: Nordstrom | Reception Dance Floor Wrap: Mawusi Events


New Rochelle, NY Indian Fusion Wedding by Jashim Jalal Photography

Good morning my queens! What a beautiful day we have ahead of us, and, as always, it is my pleasure to share with you a new story to be inspired. Our sweethearts, Christine & Jerin, celebrated their lovely union at the VIP Country Club surrounded by their special ones and the gorgeous sun during a perfect summer day. The delightful colors of the decor Stylish Events provided were the perfect contrast for the delicate ones our Maharani chose for her lengha. Her elegant white dress was perfect. I adore it! But my favorite part about her look was the stunning shades Heena Das Beauty applied for her makeup. Christine was glorious! I am sure you won't believe how incredible the couple looked standing together. The traditional attires were just the beginning of a magical night for everyone. Of course, with the joyful music M4U Events brought, the guests couldn't be kept away from the dancefloor. There is no better companion to a happily ever after than a vibrant soundtrack. Now, ladies, I know that minor aspects during one's special day can be overwhelming at times. That's why our bride contacted the professional team from L&B Events to keep everything in check. This fabulous wedding couldn't be possible without them taking care of every feature, giving our lovebirds all the time to enjoy the beauty of their forever. Jashim Jalal Photography's pictures captured all the love and adoration Christine and Jerin have for each other. My wonderful Maharanis, I have a dazzling gallery for you. Go check it out and be enchanted by this phenomenal love story.

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My loves, that's it for this entry. I'll see for the next love story!

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Floral & Decor: Stylish Events | DJ: M4U Events | Planning & Design: L&B Events | Ceremony Venue: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue: VIP Country Club | Cinematography: Live Picture Studios | Hotel: Radisson Hotel New Rochelle | Transportation: NJ Limo Bus LLC | Lead Clergy: Rev. Mathew Varghese | Photography: Jashim Jalal Studios | Hair and Makeup: Heena Das Beauty


Rockleigh, NJ, Indian Wedding by Jashim Jalal Studios

Good morning, Maharanis! I love to treat all of you, darlings, with the most remarkable celebrations for you to be inspired. And today is no different! We have a charming couple who celebrated their marriage on a beautiful autumn day with a spectacular event to commemorate their forever. Reena & Bobby are the lovebirds of today's story. As one's special day approaches, a swirl of emotions is bound to come with it. Thankfully, the team from L&B Events made sure to make our bride's experience as stress-free as possible with a detailed plan and excellent execution of it, allowing our gorgeous Maharani and her handsome groom to savor their day to the fullest! The wedding took place at a dreamland better known as The Rockleigh. These venues are entirely taken out of a fantasy, providing top-notch quality and personalized service to assist their clients in planning impeccable events. And this wedding was no exception! One of the details that I enjoyed the most about this celebration was the decor. Exclusive Events NY did justice to their name, granting magnificent scenery for our royal couple. Ladies, I guarantee you will fall head-over-heels for these divine bouquets. Beauty was all over the place, but our Maharani glorious looks took everyone's breath away! Beauty by Pashka praised Reena's natural beauty with delightful shades that perfectly matched her attire. Of course, this lovely bride's look couldn't be complete without the stunning jewelry only Nazrana can offer, giving an extra spark to the radiant bride. I am sure such an exceptional moment won't ever be forgotten. Jashim Jalal Studios captured the essence of this romance through a set of wholesome pictures. Ladies, you don't want to miss this fabulous gallery ready for you to boost your imagination!

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I have always been attracted to big things, so naturally, my dating profile was filtered to men that were 6 feet or above. Trying to find men that tall on Dil Mil was like finding a unicorn, and only left me with a handful of people that I was not interested in. I was just about to give up on finding love until something told me to try something different. I literally “lowered” my standards to 5 feet 9 inches and above. Lo and behold, Bobby appeared to me. I swiped right and we both matched! We hit it off from the start and would talk and laugh for hours until the sun came up. Even though we both had busy schedules, not to mention a 3-hour time difference considering I live in NY and he lives in CA, we both always made time for each other. There was something about Bobby that I knew he was my soulmate instantaneously. He was kindhearted, charismatic, funny, family-oriented, and has a heart of gold. I told my sisters and best friends that he was going to be my husband before we even met up. They thought I was crazy, but sometimes when you know, you know! We talked for a few months before deciding to meet up in NY and the rest is history! Bobby’s huge heart puts him above 6 feet tall in my eyes! Lesson learned; big things come in small packages!

Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Bobby and I had a weekend getaway to Napa where he took me to Chappellet Winery. We went to a private area to the top of a hill with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Hennessey. There was a cute picnic set up with a charcuterie board, wine, and champagne. He dropped down on one knee, of course, I said yes and we had a romantic picnic.

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.
After getting engaged, the first thing I did was find a wedding planner! With busy work schedules, my fiance living across the country, and me personally hating to plan, investing in a wedding planner was a must. L&B events was nothing but amazing!!! We told them our vision which was elegant and regal which they brought to fruition. They recommended amazing vendors, planned the day flawlessly, and thought of things that we would never think of! We were able to enjoy our wedding completely stress-free and we can never thank them enough! Highly recommend them!

I wrote down things that were most important to us on our wedding day. We wanted delicious food, beautiful pictures, great music/entertainment, and a makeup artist/hairstylist to make me look and feel like a million bucks. Those were the areas that we splurged and were more picky with. We booked the venue, the Rockleigh in NJ which is stunning with tons of different areas to take scenic pictures. They have a ton of different selections for food and the service was impeccable. Afterwards, we booked the church which was the church my fiance attended growing up. The next thing I did was find a makeup artist. I am very picky with makeup and literally did 3 different trials which I hated and made me look strange. I wanted to look like myself but have my features accentuated. I finally bumped into Pashka who did amazing hair and makeup. I have been to hundreds of weddings so DJ USA with Marco was a must to get the party started! Finally, I wanted to book a photographer that would capture and portray emotion through pictures. Jashim Jalal Photography captured our special moments that will last a lifetime!

How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I have always loved lace and Pronovias gowns in general so I had to make an appointment with them. My wedding was during the fall so I wanted a long sleeve gown to go with the regal theme. For my reception lengha, I always shop at Nazranaa so it was a no-brainer to purchase my gown from them. I told Shia that I wanted to look regal with gold tones and contrast with red jewelry. The service and quality are great and they altered to perfection.

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
The most enjoyable part of the wedding process was the FOOD TASTING! I am a huge foodie! Who doesn't love to have a whole selection of food to eat from?!?! The great part about the Rockleigh was we had the opportunity to customize the items to our palette (ex: want more spice or less salt etc) and make it our own.

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think the guests really enjoyed the finely curated tasting station of various high-end spirits from around the world thanks to Silicon Valley Fine Wine and Spirits. It definitely helped our guests have a great time!

Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
I will always remember walking down the aisle and seeing Bobby standing at the altar. It was a moment of pure genuine happiness and knowing it was the beginning of a new special chapter.

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.
We went with Exclusive Events and I showed Sonam a picture of what I wanted. Something romantic and elegant with tons ivory and pale pink flowers, pampas, and loads of candles. Bobby and I were stunned when we first walked into our reception room and couldn't be happier.
Our bridemaids, family, and friends did a beautiful dance that will always be remembered!

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Get a wedding planner! I know it's an investment but it is TOTALLY worth it. We truly were able to enjoy our wedding the day of, mingle with guests, eat food, dance, party and have a blast! Your wedding is a day that you will always remember and is very special. Investing in a great wedding planner will make your wedding day stress free and even more memorable!


That is all for this entry, my dears. Keep coming back for more amour!

 

 

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Floral & Decor: Exclusive Events NY | Venues: The Rockleigh | Planning & Design: L&B Events | Ceremony Venue: St Anthonys Church (Nanuet) | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Pashka | DJ: DJ USA | Bridal Fashions: Pronovias | Bridal Fashions: Nazrana | Bridal Jewelry: Nazrana | Photo Booth: Anish Tewari | Transportation: NJ Limo Bus LLC | Photography: Jashim Jalal Studios | Engagement Ring: Neil Dahl Jewelers | Groom's Watch: Hublot


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