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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The Caribbean is has always been one of the top locations for destination weddings and  honeymoon getaways.  With the glittering white sandy beaches, never ending sunshine, lush and tranquil scenery it makes for an ideal setting for any blushing bride and groom. Here are our top more

Posted Friday 2/5/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 


Giving gifts to bridesmaids has been a long standing tradition as long as we can remember.  But the question that still remains is 'what should I give'?Jewerly? Sweet treats? Wine? A luxury scented candle makes a great gift!  Here are some of our favorite styles and brands:You can more

Posted Thursday 2/4/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 

Unique Chairs to Consider...

The type of wedding chairs you choose add a different touch and lots of beauty to your ceremony or reception.  There are many different styles of chairs that our brides have started using. Here are some of our favorites:                                                                   more

Posted Wednesday 2/3/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 


Are you looking for ideas on how to use wine and champagne bottles on your wedding day?  Here are some clever and unique ways to customize these bottles which we love:Instead of using a book for guests to sign, try using empty wine bottles.  These are a great personalized wedding more

Posted Monday 2/1/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 

SJS Real Weddings: Sarayu & Manthan

It was quite the wedding extravaganza this weekend at the Villa Del Palmar Resort in Cancun, Mexico for our lovely couple, Sarayu and Manthan.  The events started onThursday evening with the Sangeet/Garba night where everything was Indian chic and festive. more

Posted Wednesday 1/27/2016

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 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! 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 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 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! more

Posted Wednesday 9/30/2009



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