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 Lighting – what you need to know

Most people don’t actually realize just how essential a part that lighting can play in their wedding.The right lighting can create the desired mood and atmosphere, while ensuring your guests enjoy a captivating and enchanting experience. People are often surprised to discover that the right more

Posted Wednesday 8/27/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Wedding Stationary we love

For cute yet sophisticated invitation ideas we are really loving this month!From save the date cards to bridal shower invites, there is a wide variety of chic and ethnic designs adapted to all occasions. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, 5% of every order goes more

Posted Monday 8/25/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Baraat Music

The Baraat is a very integral part of an Indian Wedding. This is when the groom's family escorts the groom to the family of his wife to be. Its a celebration for the groom and the new journey he is about to start. Think of this like a big party, therefore music is an integral part of this more

Posted Friday 8/22/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Metallic Reception Ideas

Make a statement at your wedding by using metallics; gold and silver can add a touch of class and glamour without being too overdone. These colors reflect the light beautifully, bringing touches of shine and warmth to any room or table arrangement. Use gold and silver accents such as more

Posted Friday 8/22/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

My Experience as an Intern at SJS Events

After 6 months of working in a wedding planning company, I’ve learned so much… I finally entered the professional world and my university lessons seemed very far away. I have surely made mistakes but at the same time I have learnt a lot. In the end, working here has made me grow up, think more

Posted Wednesday 8/20/2014

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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