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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Bridal Party Gift Ideas: Customizable Satin Robes!

We always get asked for our ideas on what would make a thoughtful and useful bridal party gift. Comfortable and stylish, these robes are an extra something special you and your bridesmaids can wear while getting ready for your big day. Robes are customizable and can be worn even after the more

Posted Wednesday 7/1/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

SJS Real Weddings: Tiki and Paul

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Posted Monday 6/29/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

SJS on South Asian Bride Magazine

We are super excited to announce that our recent couple Dipa and Satya have been featured on South Asian Bride Magazine. They're gorgeous same day edit video produced by Daniel Boswell of Imagique Weddings can be seen on their website now! more

Posted Monday 6/29/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Our Favorite Places to Get Married in Miami!

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Posted Wednesday 6/24/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

Museums For Your Event!

Museums aren't just for class trips, it can be a great space to say your "I dos"! New York City has an abundance of beautiful hotel ballrooms, but the real hidden gems are the city's museums; offering a unique space in the heart of the big apple. The vast atriums and hallways can accommodate more

Posted Monday 6/22/2015

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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