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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Fun Menus, Programs and Table Numbers

Weddings are all about those small, special and personal touches. Small details are a perfect way for the bride and groom to show their personality and sense of humor to their guests. There are many ways to incorporate special touches into your big day, and our favorites are through your printed more

Posted Monday 12/15/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Love Mexico 2014

We are back in NYC after an amazing week in Mexico for the Love Mexico Seminars. We got to meet so many new vendors and network with many industry insiders. We can't wait to forge some new partnerships and begin to collaborate with them in the near future. Here are some photos from our busy more

Posted Friday 12/12/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Our favorite Butler-passed Appetizers

Adding a Cocktail hour to your event schedule before your Wedding Reception gives both guests and bridal party alike the chance to freshen up and relax following the ceremony, before the real fun begins. This is also a great opportunity to allow your guests to interact in an informal setting, with more

Posted Wednesday 12/10/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Best of 2014: Escort Card Tables

As we continue to look back on a super successful year and look back at all our photos we just had to share some of our favorite escort card tables from 2014. We love the thought and creativity that goes into making each one of these creations unique and more

Posted Monday 12/8/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Our favorite Christmas Gifts with a Cause

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Posted Wednesday 12/3/2014

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 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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