Guest Blogger: Sonal J. Shah

Indian-born Sonal J. Shah migrated to The United States at the age of eight and grew up embracing the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. She now acts out her fondest childhood memories of grand traditional Indian weddings by creating them for the most affluent Indian expatriates through her New York-based company, Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants, LLC. Her firm has built a reputation for creating, coordinating and supervising traditional Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern and cross-cultural weddings in the county.

Guest Blogger: Candice Pereira

Candice Pereira is the co-founder and Creative Head for Marry Me - The Wedding Planners in Mumbai, India. Candice's international exposure, local knowledge, and young enthusiastic team has brought success to her wedding planning company. The company's design style, attention to detail, and personalized service ensures that couples will enjoy their special day and have their wedding vision executed. Every detail of the wedding from décor to legalities, from clothes to transport is managed with ease by Marry Me -The Wedding Planners.

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Posted Friday 3/27/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Instrumental Indian Songs

Bride's are always asking us for new song suggestions for their big day. Especially for your walk down the aisle you want to consider something soft, romantic and instrumental. Here are some of our new favorite Indian Songs to walk down the aisle:Tum Hi HoIshq wall loveSun raha haiKabiraAashiqui...read more

Posted Wednesday 3/25/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Custom Wedding Shoes

Choosing the perfect wedding shoes can be a little tricky. To some brides the shoes are more important than the dress! You want to make sure to select something that suits your style and that will be comfortable for a full night of dancing. Finding this can be no easy fete, so why not create your own...read more

Posted Friday 3/20/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Must Have Wedding Photos

Wedding photographers are constantly looking for that unique and perfect shot. But it doesn’t hurt to give them a list of favorite photos that you just don’t want them to miss. Be it a moment between bridesmaids as you’re all getting ready, or a cheeky snapshot of the groom’s face as the bride walks...read more

Posted Tuesday 3/17/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Personalized Gifts

When it comes to your welcome bags the more details you put into it the better. The most memorable bags are those that go above and beyond the traditional water bottle and snacks. Adding personalized touches that can make your guests stay more pleasant are always a great addition that they will be able...read more

Posted Friday 3/13/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

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Wedding Vows: Hindu Wedding Vows

A traditional Hindu wedding ceremony is elaborate and complex, incorporating fifteen specific rituals. There are no vows in the Western sense, but the Seven Steps, or Saptha Padhi, around a flame (honoring the fire god Agni) spell out the promises the couple makes to each other: "Let us take the first...read more

Posted Thursday 4/1/2010

 

A Hindu and Christian Wedding in Colorado

Combined culture weddings are a great opportunity to introduce your guests to new cultures. This Colorado couple did just that when they threw a double-ceremony wedding that embraced both Hindu and Greek Orthodox tradition. Planning your own interfaith wedding? Click here for tips and advice! Photos...read more

Posted Friday 10/23/2009

 

Video: Sivanuja & Hiran's Hindu Wedding

Amazing videography on this one. Sivanuja and Hiran's wedding video, shot by Prashanna Jayaseelan captures a few Hindu wedding traditions, including the groom's procession, the ceremonial flame, and the garland exhange....read more

Posted Friday 9/25/2009

 

Indian Wedding Tradition Guide

Indian wedding customs have a long history, so they’ll add rich meaning -- and fun memories -- to your wedding. These are some popular cultural wedding traditions you may want to include in your celebration. Lucky Day In India, the couple doesn’t choose their wedding date. Instead, a knowledgeable...read more

Posted Tuesday 9/29/2009

by Justine Lorelle Blanchard 

Video: Avita & Ravin's Hindu Wedding

From Avita's bridal mehndi party to the family-oriented reception at Riverside Hall, this video shot by Estrella Productions covers three days of Hindu wedding traditions. Enjoy!...read more

Posted Wednesday 9/30/2009

 

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