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Cambridge MD, Indian Wedding by Regeti's Photography

It reigned pizzazz and vintage at Garima and Nirnimesh’s splendid and regal Indian wedding! Off late, vintage has been trending as an overall theme for weddings, but Blondell’s Accents on Events and Sheila Smith Floral Designs put a whole new, Romanian-esque spin on it. Everything about this ceremony positively screamed royalty and poise, particularly the outdoor canopy mandap set on a white podium that was simply surreal. The sweeping views and Maryland breeze at the picturesque Manor Lawn at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay made for a breathtaking backdrop both in terms of views and hues. Royal purple satin drapes beautifully offset the birch wood pillars, which were luxuriously adorned with gold creepers and pastel blooms. The Vanlandingham Design Studio outshone in the draping department! Regeti's Photography did complete justice to this out-of-the-world set up, resulting in some of the most beautiful landscape shots we have ever seen! On the mandap, luxe white cushions seated immediate family and friends, and antique gold floral candelabras graced the corners of the stage. District Remix brought in the procession with celebratory beats, and Nirnimesh made a grand entrance in a beige, stone-embroidered Sherwani. In a resplendent classic red lehenga from Frontier Raas, Maharani Garima walked down the aisle. Her statement gold choker and a floral Nathni made her look like absolute royalty, and the neutral, bronze shimmer makeup by Infinite Artistry was the cherry on the cake. Editing Life Videography added a cinematic touch to this opulent affair with an artistic wedding film. On top of the stunning views and decor, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay catered delicacies based on a customized menu, that pleased the guests palates. If there’s one gallery you will check out today, make it this one, because Regeti's Photography had us swooning! 

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If you thought that Garima and Nirnimesh’s wedding was magnificent, wait till you see their reception! It’s going to make your jaws drop, and we can’t wait to share it with you in the next post. See you soon!

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Photography: Regeti's Photography | Venues: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay | Live Music: Dholi Mastana | Photography: Regeti's Photography | Coordinator: Drew Vanlandingham | Floral: Sheila Smith Floral Designs | Decor: Blondell's Accents on Events | Lighting: Blondell's Accents on Events | Hair & Makeup: Infinity Artistry | Mehndi Artists: Mala Amin | DJ: District Remix | Baraat: District Remix | Bridal Fashion: Frontier Raas | Cake & Treats: Sugar Bakers | Cinematography: Editing Life Videography | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Indian Wedding Card | Rentals: Select Event Group | Linens: Select Event Group


San Jose, CA, Indian Wedding by Rhee Bevere Photography

We are not willing to part ways with Shalini and Dineth’s breathtaking outdoor at-home wedding just yet, so are going to revel in their reception for as long as we can! The reception was also hosted on the front lawn at Shalini’s parents’ house, and the rustic theme continued along with pastel florals and sweet decor. Enchantment Floral used a ton of vintage elements like antique gold cages, small vases and bouquets, woody displays and tablescapes, and a canopy using delicate white tulle drapes. The couple’s sweetheart table had an ombre flower curtain for a backdrop and a floral monogram with their initials placed in front. Jen’s Cakes set up a lovely white wedding cake with rosettes on each tier. The couple opted for American ensembles for the reception and cocktail hour. Shalini donned an ivory lace wedding dress, strapless with a sweetheart neckline, and her bridesmaids changed into pale pink cocktail gowns, and Dineth was in a tuxedo. A cocktail hour was hosted in the back lawn and the pool area, and had a never-seen-before live tuna cutting ceremony! The DJs from Desi Jammers turned the party up a notch with their catchy tunes, while Michi Catering served gourmet contemporary Asian Fusion cuisine to all the guests. Raja Singh Photography filmed this intimate affair. Despite being luxurious, this wedding elicited a cozy feel because of how expertly Rhee Bevere Photography caught all the raw moments! Take a look by browsing through the gallery

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We were so in love with this cosy wedding that was just made extra special with the sentimental choice of venue! Check back tomorrow for more such awe-inspiring weddings!

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DJ: Desi Jammers Entertainment | Photography: Rhee Bevere Photography | Planning & Design: Simply Elegant Weddings & Events | Rentals: Stuart Rentals | Photo Booths: Sybex Photobooth | Draping/ Styling: Designers Touch | Cinematography: Raja Singh Photography | Cake & Treats: Jen's Cakes | Catering: Michi Catering | Floral & Decor: Enchantment Floral | Golf Car: Golf Cart Rental Company | Valet Parking: Precision Parking


San Jose, CA, Indian Wedding by Rhee Bevere Photography

Sigh, there really is no place like home, and this ingenious couple, Shalini and Dineth proved that statement with their at-home, contemporary fusion wedding. Opting for Shalini’s parents’ house as the atypical venue, the couple with the expertise of Simply Elegant Weddings & Events hosted a gorgeous, rustic outdoor ceremony and reception on the front lawn. Everything was in perfect sync, starting with the bride’s dull-gold lehenga with an embroidered organza dupatta that was accentuated with a magnificent diamond jewelry set. She was gussied up with a bronze, sun-kissed glow, and neutral-brown lips, and swept her hair in a side bun to show the design on her blouse. Her bridesmaids were painted in pastels, in blush pink net saris and light gold blouses. Dineth looked spiffy in his ivory and gold sherwani, accompanied by well-coordinated groomsmen. Enchantment Floral scattered white petals along the aisle, and in keeping with the countryside feel, set up a natural mandap with white drapes, blush florals, and a birch wooden structure with branches and extensions. Guests were seated on wooden cross back chairs, and much of the decor was handcrafted - “we created our own table numbers from wine bottles, painted and installed a “doorway” to walk through for the aisle, made our own signs and mirrored program for the wedding, and custom clear acrylic invitations”, gushed the stunning Shalini. This fabulous wedding came together two days before the wedding, and in the bride’s words, it was truly incredible to see everything come to life in a place so familiar to them! Rhee Bevere Photography shot some of the most spectacular shots, especially of the details, and you can see every single one by heading to the gallery!

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A reception followed the ceremony, and the big day came to a close with a cocktail hour at night. Follow us onto the next blogpost where we will walk you through it all!

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DJ: Desi Jammers Entertainment | Photography: Rhee Bevere Photography | Planning & Design: Simply Elegant Weddings & Events | Rentals: Stuart Rentals | Photo Booths: Sybex Photobooth | Draping/ Styling: Designers Touch | Cinematography: Raja Singh Photography | Cake & Treats: Jen's Cakes | Catering: Michi Catering | Floral & Decor: Enchantment Floral | Golf Car: Golf Cart Rental Company | Valet Parking: Precision Parking


Keyport, NJ, Indian Wedding by NYNJ Photography

There is something about a restrained color palette that makes a wedding range from the sublime to the immaculate. Muted elegance reigned at Hitasha and Kunal’s reception at Addison Park, thanks to Rangoli Decor, who fused vintage with glam. The stage was bedecked with dual-toned floral stems, peony bouquets, and a vintage champagne gold cage. Needless to say, the 10-tiered white cake in all its glory, was the highlight because it was made by the bride herself, who owns The Cakery Bake Shop! “The overall size and concept of the cake was done to have a grand yet romantic feeling, and this is the first time I did not have a sketch,” shared Hitasha, who painstakingly started making the ivory sugar flowers with her mother’s help a few weeks before the wedding. Hitasha brought a whiff of glam with her in a regal burgundy and soft gold Sabyasachi ensemble that had an embroidered tulle overlay with a baroque border, and Kunal looked swell in his black Ike Behar tuxedo. DJ Sunny Entertainment made sure the guests had a ball, and Bukhara Grill catered exquisite Indian gourmet food. The very skilled team at NYNJ Photography captured Hitasha & Kunal's extravaganza through photos and film. 

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We spoke to Hitasha to get more insights into this painted-in-pastels kinda wedding, and here's what she had to share with us: 

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

Kunal's dad and my dad worked together about 33-34 years ago in Dubai. After a few years in Dubai, Kunal's Family moved back to Bombay, and we lost touch. Through common friends, the parents reconnected in 2004. It was the same year I had moved from Florida to New Jersey to attend college. A few months later, we met for the first time and started talking on AIM. And were here over 11 years later.

 

Do you have a super romantic proposal story or engagement memory?

Considering that our Misri (Sindhi Engagement) was in May 2015, I had been expecting Kunal to propose during the summer. On the 29th of November, we decided to go to brunch and change before we headed over to Central Park for the second part of our "save the date" shoot. On our drive to the park, Kunal casually brought up my nails and if I had them done recently (which I had not and I just did them in a rush myself a few days earlier), and how the outfit I was wearing looked good. He doesn’t usually bring up my manicures, but since we did get all dolled up for the pictures, and one of my nails had a little smudge so I just thought he noticed. As we were approaching the end of the shoot, I was freezing, and was ready to go back to the car since we had taken pictures at every spot that I wanted. Kunal, Saurabh and Jignisha said that we should walk over to a spot by the water, since it was empty and would showcase all the fall colors. Once we walked over, Kunal and I were talking between the shot, and he said, “we should totally have a picture where I am fake proposing, so we have it for later.” I giggled a little and wasn’t sure if he was kidding or not. He then started to say the sweetest things, and before I knew it, I was in tears and he was actually on one knee, with the most beautiful ring I had ever seen, asking me to marry him.

Tell us about your wedding style. When you sat down to really figure out how your dream wedding would look, did you start with one central color, a palette of colors, or a theme that served as your inspiration?

Kunal and I are both very simple when it comes to our taste. We like things to be elegant and classic without being over the top. When we were scoping out venues, we came across The Addison Park and that set the tone for the entire wedding. It had such a polished and classy vibe and we knew right away that all we needed to do was pick things to enhance what the venue already had. I am a big fan of whites and pink and wanted a lot of flowers, so that was our starting point along with some Pinterest boards I had been creating over the last few years. We worked with Krupa and Rangoli Weddings to make all the details come alive.

What did you enjoy most about the process of planning your dream Indian wedding?

I loved the entire process. From the initial meetings with all our amazing vendors to seeing everything come together on the final days, it was all extremely special.

How did you choose your lengha or lenghas? Did you work with a certain designer? Did you spend hours on the internet first?

I took two trips to India. The first was in December 2015, I was hoping to get things done in one trip, but once I got there, I was so overwhelmed by everything. I left empty handed during that trip, and wasnt sure how to proceed. When I went back to Mumbai, our first stop on that trip was Anita Dongre’s flagship in Khar, Mumbai. I think I tried on their entire store since I was pretty sure I did not want a traditional red lehenga for the wedding ceremony. And that changed when I tried on the lehenga I ended up buying, and it was a red one. I loved that it was traditional, yet had the perfect feel for a modern bride. Anita Dongre also has a fabulous jewelry collection, Pink City, so we ended up getting all of the pieces I wore at both, the ceremony and sangeet, from there as well.

Looking back, was there a really special moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most magical?

The first look. I trust Kunal's opinion a lot, so him not being a part of my wedding shopping was really stressful. He knew what designers I was wearing, but didnt know anything else. It was extremely special when we saw each other that morning in front of our mandap. It all suddenly just got real. All that planning finally led us to our wedding day.

We'd love to hear all about your other details!

One of the details of the wedding I was most excited about was the cake! I love roses, so we used the pattern as a backer to our invites and inside our envelopes, and we knew it would be a part of the cakes design. I started with the sugar flowers a few weeks before the wedding since each flower takes about an hour to make. I usually do all the sugar work myself, but I knew it was time to call in some reinforcements. I was lucky to have my mom around, who is super artistic as well, so I taught her a few things and she kept making small flowers for our cake (Thanks, Mom!), while I was working and trying to get things for the wedding done. I felt so overwhelmed about it all, but I just kept working and building on the initial ideas and knew that I would know when it all looks and feels right. I do wish I had a bit more time to dedicate to the cake, but with everything else going on, it was a bit challenging. At the end though, Kunal loved the way the cake turned out and so did everyone else.

 

Can't get enough of beautiful weddings? Neither can we. So join us tomorrow because we'll be here with new wedding content and more wedding ideas! 

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Photography: NYNJ Photography | Cinematography: NYNJ Photography | Floral & Decor: Rangoli Weddings | Venues: Addison Park | Bridal Fashions (Reception): Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashions (Ceremony): Anita Dongre | Groom's Fashion (Ceremony): Sahil Arneja | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Mehndi Artists: Henna for All | Cakes & Treats: The Cakery Bake Shop


Keyport, NJ, Indian Wedding by NYNJ Photography

We wouldn’t be totally surprised if you confused this wedding with summer paradise! Hitasha & Kunal’s awe-inspiring wedding was an embodiment of understated elegance. A huge reason behind that was Rangoli Weddings and how excellently they translated Hitasha and Kunal’s tastes to the decor at the Addison Park, the ceremony venue. “I’m a big fan of whites and pink and wanted a lot of flowers, so that was our starting point,” Hitasha proclaimed. We couldn’t stop basking in the glory of the marquee-style mandap with blush pink lace and sheer white drapes, suspended from a circular floral wall. The aisle runner had an overlay of matching pink petals meticulously designed, with blooms in glass vases adorning the entrance of the aisle. Hitasha’s stunning prêt Anita Dongre ensemble featured a champagne chevron-print blouse and an intricate red lehenga, and she paired it with an Anita Dongre kundan jewelry set.  “I loved that it was traditional, yet had the perfect feel for a modern bride,” she said about her look. Henna For All did Hitasha’s mehendi, and Bhargavi from Cinderella Bridez gussied up our Maharani, whose only request was “to look like (herself), but a better bridal version.” Kunal made for a gleaming groom in his thread-embroidered off white Sahil Arneja sherwani, and a custom-made safa and dupatta to match his ladylove’s outfit. “It’s something they don’t do often, so we were very grateful that they made this happen for us,” shared Hitasha. Few things are as divine as a wedding that photographs so perfectly, and NYNJ Photography absolutely nailed it with their neat shots and an imaginative vision in this gallery

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Watch this space for a full rundown on Hitasha & Kunal’s reception, where the star of the show was the ten tiered wedding cake baked by Hitasha herself! We will also bring you all the insider details from our quick exchange with Hitasha, in our next post! 

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Photography: NYNJ Photography | Cinematography: NYNJ Photography | Floral & Decor: Rangoli Weddings | Venues: Addison Park | Bridal Fashions (Reception): Sabyasachi | Bridal Fashions (Ceremony): Anita Dongre | Groom's Fashion (Ceremony): Sahil Arneja | Hair & Makeup: Cinderella Bridez | Mehndi Artists: Henna For All | Cakes & Treats: The Cakery Bake Shop


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