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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Our Favorite NYC Venues

We just love it when couples decide to tie the knot in our home city! There is nothing more exciting nor exhilarating than an NYC wedding. Home to some gorgeous boutique event spaces and world-famous historical hotels, there really is something for everyone. With the warmer weather approaching, it’ more

Posted Friday 5/22/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Our Favorite Bridal Shoes

Summer is just around the corner and wedding season is in full swing. Brides have much to do and of course shoes to choose.Here are some of our favorite Wedding Day Shoes that are sure to make any bride feel great and wow the crowd: Badgley MischkaBadgley MischkaLouboutin Louboutin more

Posted Wednesday 5/20/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

SJS Real Wedding: Asha and Raj

What an eventful weekend at SJS Events. We continued our busy wedding season with  a 3 day extravaganza at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Asha and Raj started their wedding weekend with a vibrant Mehendi event aboard the Cornucopia Destiny with close family and friends. Guests enjoyed more

Posted Monday 5/18/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Our Favorite 'Bling' Linen

Most people don’t realize the power of the perfect linen. Not only can it totally transform an arrangement or a space, but it can be perfectly coordinated to really emphasize your specific theme or color scheme and help it carry across a vast space. While using your venue’s house linen is more

Posted Wednesday 5/13/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

SJS Real Weddings: Dipa & Satya

This weekend kicked off the busy month of May for SJS Events! We were in New Jersey all weekend for the wedding of Dipa and Satya at the Sheraton Mahwah. The fun-filled weekend began on Friday with a lively Sangeet event. Guests were treated to exquisite food from Chand Palace caterers served on a more

Posted Monday 5/11/2015

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 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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