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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Wedding Theme: Winter Wonderland

Fall weather is in full effect which means that Winter will be here before we know it. We love it when the temperatures get chilly, holiday decorations start to adorn the streets and Christmas Carols can be heard everywhere. Winter is one of the most romantic season for weddings, you can draw inspiration...read more

Posted Friday 9/19/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Real Weddings: Swetha and Saurin

This past weekends festivities were full of non stop dancing, amazing food and enchanting decor.Swetha and Saurin's wedding weekend started with a colorful Garba at Aashirwad Palace. Guests kept the dance floor packed from the first round of Garba until the DJ played the last song of the night and were...read more

Posted Thursday 9/18/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Moroccan Themed Décor

Want your guests to experience a destination wedding without having to leave the country? Moroccan themed décor may just be your answer. Glowing lights, bazaar-inspired details and infused pops of color will transport your guests to North Africa as soon as they enter. To really heighten all of the senses...read more

Posted Wednesday 9/17/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Interesting Dessert Stations

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Posted Wednesday 9/10/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Outdoor venues in the New York area

Incorporating an outdoor space into your event can help add some variation to you special day. Be it an outdoor ceremony during the day or an outdoor cocktail reception in the evening, using the exterior of venues gives your guests the chance to experience a different atmosphere while allowing you to...read more

Posted Monday 9/8/2014

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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