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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fall is officially here, and with October comes the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are so many ways to raise awareness. We really like incorporating this into your gifts to your Bridal Party. Here are some of our favorites to help support the cause:A super warm blanket to keep warm more

Posted Thursday 10/1/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Hometown Love

Hosting a wedding is a very personal thing. Every aspect of your personality will be shown through all the decisions you make for your big day. The location, the food, the decor, they will all represent you. Here are some fun and creative ways to give a salute to your hometown:Welcome Bag Totes more

Posted Monday 9/28/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Vermilion Food Tasting

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of attending a special tasting of the new menu at Vermilion NYC. We were delighted dish after dish with amazing flavors and unexpected twists on some traditional Indian Dishes. To say we were stuffed when we left is an understatement. We have done many more

Posted Friday 9/25/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

The Rainbow Room

We were invited to tour the fully restored Rainbow Room this past week, and what a treat it was! This landmark event space offers a circular, rotating dance floor, floor to ceiling windows with the stunning cityscape as your backdrop, and thousands of hanging crystals.  This would be the more

Posted Monday 9/21/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Unique Napkin Folds For Your Reception

Your napkin fold might be the last thing on your mind during your wedding planning process. But a unique napkin arrangement is a simple way to add that extra little something to your reception. Just remember to make sure this is included on your hotel's Banquet Event Order along with a more

Posted Friday 9/18/2015

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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