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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From guest tips on what to expect at Hindu weddings to stunning Hindu wedding videos, Hindu.Weddings.com is your go-to source for finding the best Hindu wedding planning advice and ideas. Top searches include: Indian wedding fashion, Hindu wedding traditions, and Hindu wedding forum.

Reception Idea: Live Sketching

We are always looking for new and creative ideas to share with our brides. One of our latest obsessions is "live sketching" at the reception.An artist will come to your reception and sit somewhere, where he can see the entire room and quietly sketch your event. He creates one painting that you get to...read more

Posted Thursday 7/24/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Pakistani Bridal Couture Week 2014

Need help keeping up with the trends of this years wedding season? Take a look at this website for the top 30 best wedding outfits from Pakistani Bridal Couture Week. ...read more

Posted Wednesday 7/9/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Rooftop Places We Love

Rooftops are an excellent idea to escape from the tumulte and the noise of the city. With a swimming pool or without, you will be able to feel the fresher air and admire the gorgeous view the city has to offer. This is a great option for your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, your guests will feel...read more

Posted Tuesday 7/8/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Donations are the New Favors

Gifting a favor as a thank you to your guests is a timeless tradition. Often many bride and grooms gift sweets, frames, candles, or something that describes the bride and groom. Favors can be quite costly, especially if you have a larger guest count, and most of them go unused by guests. This is why...read more

Posted Monday 7/7/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Cake Cutting Song

The cake-cutting ceremony is a traditional symbol and one of the most romantic moments during your wedding reception! This is your first undertaking you will have as husband and wife so the song should be as special as the couple!Here are some of our favorite Cake Cutting Songs:U2 - "Sweetest Thing"Four...read more

Posted Wednesday 7/2/2014

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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