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.

Special thanks to Geoff White, Gerald Inenelson and Joanne Bartone for our featured Indian wedding photos

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Metallic Reception Ideas

Make a statement at your wedding by using metallics; gold and silver can add a touch of class and glamour without being too overdone. These colors reflect the light beautifully, bringing touches of shine and warmth to any room or table arrangement. Use gold and silver accents such as more

Posted Friday 8/22/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

My Experience as an Intern at SJS Events

After 6 months of working in a wedding planning company, I’ve learned so much… I finally entered the professional world and my university lessons seemed very far away. I have surely made mistakes but at the same time I have learnt a lot. In the end, working here has made me grow up, think more

Posted Wednesday 8/20/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Real Weddings: Neha and Vishnu

As we mentioned before this weekend was very eventful for us. Our second wedding took place in Long Island. With an amazing South Indian ceremony at the Marriott Uniondale followed by a stunning reception at the Swan Club. Jeannie from Atlas Decorators went above and beyond with all the more

Posted Monday 8/18/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Real Weddings: Pavani and Tarak

This weekend was full of many events for the SJS Team. We had two weddings this weekend and they both went off without a hitch.First of we want to thank all the vendors that helped our wedding in DC be such a success. From the gorgeous Ritz Carlton Tysons-Corner, to the amazing decor team at DaVinci. more

Posted Monday 8/18/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Unique Boutonnieres

We found these amazing and unique boutonnieres. This is an excellent way to get away from the classic flower yet maintaining a certain elegance. We think it is so cool to match the boutonniere to the groom's hobby (i.e.: golf or tennis).  Love this "outside the box" more

Posted Tuesday 8/12/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 


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Expert Fashion Tips from Exclusively.In Weddings

Every bride wants to find her perfect wedding gown, but for an Indian bride her choices are endless. Luckily we’ve got an exclusive interview with Anu Duggal, co-founder of Exclusively.In Weddings, a sample sale site that curates the latest and hottest fashions and accessories for Indian brides. more

Posted Thursday 11/3/2011


An Indian Wedding in Bangalore

Indian bride Rakhi and her husband held their traditional Indian wedding in Bangalore, India, and we love their attention to detail! Guests received many goodies, including pink champagne in monogramed bottles, favors wrapped in modern red and silver trimmings, and an Indian bread called papard, more

Posted Monday 1/4/2010


A Combined-Culture Indian Wedding

Vijay and Julie’s wedding is a perfect example of how interfaith couples can combine their beliefs on their big day. To honor Vijay’s heritage, the couple wed under a traditional Indian mandap and gave out magnets from India with elephants painted on them, along with a brief story about the more

Posted Thursday 10/22/2009


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 

A Stylish Indian Wedding in Virginia

We love the way this Virginia couple blended eastern and western cultures for their April wedding. The groom arrived on horseback in traditional Indian attire, and the bride wore a red and gold sari. At the reception, the couple changed into a white dress and black tux for a night of dancing with more

Posted Friday 9/25/2009



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