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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Donations are the New Favors

Gifting a favor as a thank you to your guests is a timeless tradition. Often many bride and grooms gift sweets, frames, candles, or something that describes the bride and groom. Favors can be quite costly, especially if you have a larger guest count, and most of them go unused by guests. This is more

Posted Monday 7/7/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Cake Cutting Song

The cake-cutting ceremony is a traditional symbol and one of the most romantic moments during your wedding reception! This is your first undertaking you will have as husband and wife so the song should be as special as the couple!Here are some of our favorite Cake Cutting Songs:U2 - "Sweetest Thing" more

Posted Wednesday 7/2/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Songs For Your Father - Daughter Dance

After the first dance comes the father-daughter dance. You want it to be meaningful to you and your father. Finding the perfect song is not easy. That is why we gathered some songs to help you in deciding. Tom Petty – “Wildflowers”Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”Heartland – “I Loved Her First” more

Posted Monday 6/30/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

How To Make A Photo List

Making a photo list for your family photos will be the best thing you ever decided to do. On your wedding day you are not always thinking clearly, you are completely love-struck and in the moment. Making this photo list ahead of time is a way to be sure that you do not forget to take pictures with more

Posted Friday 6/27/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Kelly Green, Silver and Blush Pink Reception

Brides always ask us which color combination they can use for their reception décor. There are so many color palettes that have already been done that sometimes it is hard to find new color inspiration. An idea could be to play with a dark color and a pale color at the same time. An example more

Posted Wednesday 6/25/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

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Indian Wedding Attire 101

Check out these fashionable Indian wedding options for the bride, groom, and wedding party. Indian wedding fashion is unlike any other -- you can get creative with colors, textures, and fabrics and play with styles and cuts from the traditional to the contemporary. It’s a good idea to investigate more

Posted Tuesday 9/29/2009

by Justine Lorelle Blanchard 

Indian + Spanish Traditions = Amazing Wedding!

Kayte and Dhyanesh’s bi-cultural wedding preparation started several days before the ceremony with the traditional application of mendhi, or henna to the bride’s hands and feet. After a colorful 2-hour ceremony, the bride celebrated her Spanish heritage at the reception with a performance by local more

Posted Friday 9/25/2009


A Traditional Indian Wedding in Minneapolis

Minneapolis couple Neelu and Rama threw a wedding with lots of traditional details. For one, they participated in Talambaralu, a tradition native to the Andhra Pradesh region of India where the couple showers each other with a mixture of tumeric-stained rice, rose petals, pearl, and confetti, and more

Posted Wednesday 7/8/2009


Video: A Bollywood-Worthy Wedding Dance

We couldn't stop watching this Indian wedding dance video! View more of this author's videos more

Posted Friday 9/25/2009


What to Expect at an Indian Wedding

If you’ve been invited to your first Indian wedding, you’re probably curious about what’s going to happen. We enlisted the help of Indian wedding planner Suniti Patel, of Lamhe Bridal Consultants in New Jersey, to get answers to some commonly asked questions about Indian weddings. Q: What should more

Posted Tuesday 9/29/2009

by Justine Lorelle Blanchard 

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