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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Luxury Wedding Favors

You've booked a rock star band, hired the best caterer in town, and made sure only premium drinks are to be served to make sure all your guests will have the best time at your wedding. Why not surprise your guests with a very luxe wedding favor as a special token of appreciation. It would definitely...read more

Posted Thursday 5/5/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 

Modern Menu Cards

Everyone loves a wedding with emotional vows, gorgeous decor and a beautiful bride, but what they really come for is the food. Whether you are hosting a sit down, family style or buffet dinner, the design of your menu should match your unique wedding style. With so many options from individual cards...read more

Posted Tuesday 5/3/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 

Video Mapping on Wedding Cake

Over the top wedding cakes are having a moment right now, but nothing says "we got married" quite like a video cake. You get the best of both worlds, keep your guests entertained and fed all in one!Projection mapping technology creates amazing optical illusions onto a clean, white wedding cake. The...read more

Posted Thursday 4/28/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 

Candelabra Centerpieces

Using candelabras in your reception decor can add a touch of elegance and renaissance. Flowers and crystals can elevate to an opulent look or simple and bare for a classic feel. Available in black, white, silver, gold, and clear the looks can be endless....read more

Posted Tuesday 4/26/2016

by Sonal J. Shah 

Take Your Baraat to the Next Level

For an Indian Wedding, a great baraat will set the tone for what is to come during the day ahead. Getting the party started with a lively groom's procession is key for a memorable event. When it comes to entertainment for the baraat there are many options, dhol players, sound van, or stationary...read more

Posted Wednesday 4/20/2016

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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