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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Amazing Wedding Menus

Last weeks wedding in Dubai was one for the books. One of our favorite parts of the entire weekend was all the amazing food! There was everything from Indian, pasta, sushi and even Chinese! We loved the menus so much we wanted to share them with you. Make sure to use these as inspiration when more

Posted Friday 2/27/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Showpiece Jewelry

Statement jewelry is back in fashion and we couldn’t be happier! Nowadays, many of our brides opt for large, opulent and eye-catching pieces that really stand out. Large baubles, stacked bangles or crystal tikkas are becoming more and more popular and really add that missing bit of sparkle to any more

Posted Thursday 2/26/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Real Wedding: Pooja and Vivek

Last week was an eventful one for everyone at SJS. We had our first wedding of the year and it took us all the way to Dubai!To say that this wedding was amazing is a huge understatement; everything from the guests, to the food, the tranquil location, the stunning decor and the truly lovely couple more

Posted Tuesday 2/24/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Unique Music Entertainers

It is a universally acknowledged fact: a wedding wouldn’t be the celebration it could be without music. Typically, couples will opt to have a DJ blasting out the tunes at their reception in order to keep guests entertained until the early hours of the morning. There is always a lot of suspense more

Posted Monday 2/23/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Pool Party Décor

Taking inspiration from yesterday's event in Dubai, this blog will look at the importance of décor in making your pool party amazing! Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA more

Posted Friday 2/20/2015

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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