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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How Best to Change Your Last Name

While you're enjoying newlywed bliss, the last thing you want to worry about is the stack of paperwork you’ll need to file in order to make your name change official. For just $30, I’m A Mrs. name change service will have all of your documents and ID’s matching in no time! You simply register...read more

Posted Wednesday 4/23/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Crème Delicious

Last week our friend Sandya from Crème Delicious stopped by the office to drop off some yummy treats for us. Sandya used to be a Mehendi artist and decided to transition into the pastry world. Now she does beautiful henna inspired cookies, cakes and other tasty desserts. We think her cookies...read more

Posted Tuesday 4/22/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

What to Put in Mexico Welcome Bags

A welcome bag is the first introduction your guests will have to your wedding weekend. It's important to keep it fun, full of goodies and in line with your wedding theme. If you are having a destination wedding, this allows you to add a festive flare to not only the bag, but the goodies...read more

Posted Monday 4/21/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

What To Include In Your Welcome Bags

On the day of your wedding, you won’t have the time to greet everyone personally upon arrival. This is why you should use welcome bags. They will help your guests feel more comfortable and appreciated. Here are a few suggestions on what to include:1.     List of tourist attractions...read more

Posted Monday 4/21/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Wedding planner through the eyes of our French intern - Axelle

Before starting my internship with SJS Events I thought that all weddings were about the same thing: love between two people. I rapidly realized that a wedding is not only about love but also about planning one of the most important (and at times, stressful) days in a couple's life.  Working...read more

Posted Friday 4/18/2014

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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