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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Questions to Ask Your Mehendi Artist

Getting bridal mehendi is one of the most important traditions in Indian culture. Henna was originally used as a form of decoration for brides that could not afford a lot of jewelry. Today, brides continue this tradition by getting their mehendi done a few days prior to their big day. When hiring more

Posted Monday 11/10/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Wedding Theme: Rustic Wedding

Rustic weddings have grown in popularity in the last few years. There is something about the romantic, southern charm aspect of the design that appeals to brides everywhere. If you are looking to incorporate some of these elements into your big day, without breaking the bank, here are a few of our more

Posted Friday 11/7/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

A Wedding at The Plaza

As the weather gets colder in NYC, fall weddings are in full effect. This past weekend our clients hosted a stunning wedding soiree at the iconic Plaza Hotel in NYC.Guests were greeted by Bhangra Dancers and Dhol player as they entered the hotel, and were escorted to the Terrace Ballroom for a more

Posted Monday 11/3/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Live Blog: The Plaza

Today we are blogging directly from The Plaza Hotel in preparation for this weekend's wedding. Yesterday we had an extremely productive day; the families of this weekend's happy couple checked in, welcome bags were deposited and a full final walkthrough was reenacted. This afternoon we also have more

Posted Friday 10/31/2014

by Sonal J. Shah 

Real Weddings: Nipa and Vik

This weekend we traveled to the Hyatt Regency in Long Island where Nipa and Vik enjoyed a wonderful wedding weekend. Guests traveling from near and far were greeted by the SJS welcome desk and handed welcome bags and itineraries before heading to their rooms. The events were kicked off more

Posted Monday 10/27/2014

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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