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By Gunjan

Today we’re featuring a multicultural wedding by Emma Cleary Photography which took place at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in New Jersey. Anita and Idress were married in a traditional Hindu ceremony which also included aspects of Idress’ Afghan roots. Emma Cleary Photography was kind enough to give us the behind the scenes play by play from the couple’s wedding!

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These flowers cascading down Anita’s braid are to die for. The color is so bright and just brings her whole look together! I also love that Idress included his bride’s name in mehndi on his hand to join in on the fun!

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Anita and Idress had a beautiful multicultural wedding at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Anita is Indian and Idrees is Afghan, they ultimately decided to do a Hindu wedding ceremony, and private vow exchange with elements of Idrees’ Afghan culture. For the baraat, or the welcoming of the groom to the marriage hall, they wanted his mode of transportation to be more reflective of his culture so he arrived on a “magic” carpet which was carried by all of his closest friends. They made sure that the baraat included a good mix of current Afghan, Indian, and American music. His whole family danced their way to the ceremony.

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To see all of the images from today make sure to visit Anita and Idress’ photo gallery!

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After their traditional ceremony, the reception was filled with dancing, music and laughter.  The lighting and decor transitioned into a fabulous evening look including a custom logo bearing the couples name and wedding date. Each table name was a different place that was special to the couple and their relationship. We loved shooting this wedding because we captured two cultures and two families come together, the wedding was full of celebration, color and joy.

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I adore the screen print design on this wedding cake. It adds such a fun and classic element to the decor!

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Thank you so much to Emma Cleary Photography for sharing today’s wedding and congratulations to the happy couple!


New Jersey Indian Wedding Vendors: Photography - Emma Cleary Photography / Venue - Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel / Bridal Dresses - Angadi Silks / Flowers and Décor - All Event Decorators / Cake- Mazur’s Bakery / Catering - Moghul Catering
 / Hair
 and Makeup - Cinderella Bridez / Mehndi - Bridal henna artist / DJ- DJ Sunny

Bonjour! Today we will get inspiration from our tres chic Parisian friends across the pond. Below are some ways to incorporate the city of love into into your own Indian wedding and have your guests say “oh la la”  and “J’adore” with all the details:

The right type of décor is key-


Darling Darleen‘s post uses  these gorgeous umbrellas and feather centerpieces to dress up the room.


The Wedding Scoop uses post cards and books to create a vintage-Paris table arrangement.


Bridal Guide uses Coco Chanel as inspiration.


This gorgeous menu card was found on City Girl Loves Wedding‘s blog and it’s absolutely perfect for a Parisian themed wedding.


Catch My Party suggests creating a classy and fun dessert table for your guests that include Parisian theme treats.

Speaking of sweet treats…here are some cake alternatives for a fabulous Parisian-themed wedding:



Image from Adorn.



Style Me Pretty‘s post was also inspired by macaroons!



A fabulous and inexpensive favor includes Trader Joe’s Meringue and Petit Palmiers. Thanks for the recommendations, Fueling Superheros!



Style Me Pretty reminded us that there’s no Paris-themed event without champagne! I love these little bottles!


Cute signs (found on Wedding Chicks) that read Monsieur and Madame are great additions to your portraits and can be used in your home later!


Style Me Pretty posted another fabulous idea as a guest book alternative. What a fantastic and creative way to incorporate the love locks on the Pont de l’Archevêché!

I’m absolutely ready to pack my bags and head over to Paris and celebrate love!

By Gunjan

Today we’re taking a little break from our traditional CineMonday and instead featuring an epic wedding proposal in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland! Our groom to be, Kiranjit, surprised his now fiancee with a flashmob in the middle of Magic Kingdom with 50 of their nearest and dearest on hand to help ring in the special occasion. Now if that’s not the most perfect love story you’ve seen, I don’t know what is!

Must See Moments:

  • Kiranjit and Poonam’s love story told through Facebook posts
  • Poonam in her Minnie Ears being given the surprise of a lifetime
  • The couple’s family and friends breaking it down in front of the Magic Kingdom
  • Poonam being led to the center of the circle and being proposed to
  • The couple’s friends and family celebrating with them!

By Gunjan

We have a beautiful multicultural wedding today on the blog courtesy of Mojica Photography. Our couple, Rupa and Edgar, were married in a dual ceremony with day two focusing on Rupa’s Indian culture with a traditional Hindu ceremony. Wearing a gorgeous Indian gold and red sari, Rupa shimmered down the runway to meet her groom. Edgar wore his traditional Achkin and looked absolutely handsome!

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I love this floral designed runway aisle. It’s such an elegant touch! Mojica Photography did such a great job capturing the emotions from the day.

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To see all of the images from today’s wedding, including Rupa and Edgar’s stunning reception décor, make sure to visit our photo gallery!

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Thank you so much to Mojica Photography for submitting today’s wedding and congratulations to the happy couple!


Kansas Indian Wedding Vendors: Photography - Mojica Photography / Venue - Hyatt Regency Wichita / Wedding Planner - Events and Design by Ashley / Hair Stylist - Emilee McCoskey & Brie Wallace / Makeup Artist - Makeup Artistry by Heather / Décor - Prashe / DJ - DJ Raj / Catering - Gopuram Taste of India / Cake - Blissfullness / Photo Booth - The Wichita Photo Booth Company / Videography - Wedding Films

By Gunjan

We’re headed to my home state of New Jersey for a magical wedding in a castle fit for royalty at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel! Sweta and Shamit were married in a Hindu wedding ceremony with all of the bells and whistles. Lightyear Studio was on hand to photograph each and every special moment of the couple’s big day.

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Sweta looked absolutely flawless in her traditional red and gold sari. I must admit I always love these first sneak peak shots. It’s so romantic how the couple gets to just enjoy that private moment between them on one of the most exciting days of their lives. Sadly I never thought to do a first look but if I could turn back time I definitely would have!

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I love how after the baraat and doli, Lightyear Studios was still able to incorporate that gorgeous car into the couple’s photo shoot- talk about a perfect prop! The bridesmaids and the groomsmen looked great in their matching navy kurtas and saris. Beautiful color combination!

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I got a real kick out of this cake topper. Look closely and you’ll see what I mean! To see all of the fun little details from Sweta and Shamit’s wedding make sure to visit the photo gallery!

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Thank you so much to Lightyear Studio for submitting this wedding and congratulations to the happy couple!


New Jersey Indian Wedding Vendors: Photography and Videography - Lightyear Studio / Venue - Sheraton Parsippany Hote / Makeup - Singhar by Ayesha

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