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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Plus-One Etiquette

It is a question that every couple inevitably and invariable struggles with when writing their guest list: How to determine which guests get a “plus one” and which ones do not. In many cases, guest counts can be budget-sensitive, and can also create problems when trying to keep events an intimate more

Posted Tuesday 3/3/2015

by Sonal J. Shah 

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 


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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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