Mala + Sandeep’s Indian Wedding, The Journey From the Dance Floor to the Mandap!

A few months ago we brought you Mala and Sandeep’s adorable How They Met and Amazing Race, proposal story. And now we’re excited to share their big Indian wedding celebration with you! Mala and Sandeep considered about 15 venues before deciding … Continue reading Mala + Sandeep’s Indian Wedding, The Journey From the Dance Floor to the Mandap!

Floating Mandap; Tejal + Yousouf’s Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach

{How They Met} Yousouf and I met through mutual friends while we were both at St. George’s University. He was studying for medicine and I was working on my Masters in Public Health. We started to hang out more and became … Continue reading Floating Mandap; Tejal + Yousouf’s Wedding at Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach

Co-Choreographers Fall in Love; Girina + Vishal, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

{How They Met} This is a cute story you’d see in a Bollywood movie. Girina and Vishal were in college at the University of Arizona and there was an upcoming dance competition. Girina and Vishal are avid dancers and became co-choreographers. … Continue reading Co-Choreographers Fall in Love; Girina + Vishal, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Some Mazel Tov for that Mandap!, Hinal + Zach

{About Hinal and Zach} Hinal and Zach had back-to-back wedding weekends celebrating each of their cultures and traditions. The Hindu ceremony was first, followed by a Western ceremony, with Jewish aspects, the following weekend. How lucky is Hinal to get to walk … Continue reading Some Mazel Tov for that Mandap!, Hinal + Zach

We’re Tying the Knot So Take a Shot! Priyam and Amar, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

{Priyam + Amar} Sangeet: Diamond Bar Community Center Wedding and Reception: Hyatt Regency Long Beach Bride and Groom: both are Hindu Gujarati Photography and Cinematography: Samson Productions How did you decide on your venues? For the wedding and reception we … Continue reading We’re Tying the Knot So Take a Shot! Priyam and Amar, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Suraj Hua Madhham, Karishma + Suraj’s Wedding, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

{Karishma + Suraj} Suraj proposed at Disneyland and they planned their wedding within 10 months. Relying mainly on their friends’ recommendations and experiences, they put together a fun celebration of their love.   {Suraj Hua Madham} Narrowing down a song … Continue reading Suraj Hua Madhham, Karishma + Suraj’s Wedding, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

When Two Cultures Come Together Beautifully; Harvinder and Chintan

{Harvinder and Chintan’s Touching Story} Harvinder is Punjabi Sikh and Chintan is Gujarati Jain, however their similarities were greater than their differences. These lovebirds felt an instant connection when they met in 2010. Both are from families that immigrated to … Continue reading When Two Cultures Come Together Beautifully; Harvinder and Chintan

When the Bride & Groom Fall For Each Other…Literally! Komal and Ankush

{About Komal and Ankush} So you might be wondering what the title of this wedding feature is all about. Scroll down. You’ll see the {cute} story behind the title of our latest feature – Komal and Ankush’s wedding. They got married … Continue reading When the Bride & Groom Fall For Each Other…Literally! Komal and Ankush

Best Text Message Ever: “Morning Babe! Let’s Get Married!” Reena and Ateet, Allentown, PA

{About Reena and Ateet} We caught up with Reena and Ateet, about their wedding. Ateet is the Founder of Planet DJ Productions, a popular South Asian wedding DJ and event production company in the Washington D.C. metro area. Being in … Continue reading Best Text Message Ever: “Morning Babe! Let’s Get Married!” Reena and Ateet, Allentown, PA

Shailee and Simran, Sheraton Cerritos, Cerritos, CA

Sikh Ceremony: Buena Park Gurdwara, Buena Park, CA Reception: Sheraton Cerritos, Cerritos, CA Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu-Punjabi Sikh Photography: Lin and Jirsa What advice would you give to couples that are planning their wedding? My advice is to relax … Continue reading Shailee and Simran, Sheraton Cerritos, Cerritos, CA

A model wedding…literally. Shilpa and Sudhir, Pacific Palms Resort, CA

Telegu Hindu-North Indian Hindu Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, CA Learn more about the Pacific Palms Resort Photography: Greycard Photography Cinematography: Impressive Creations   Can you describe what wedding planning was like? It was like having a second full time job. With all the calls, personal visits, and emails back and forth – it was a lot of work and very time consuming with a lot of details to manage.  However, we were willing to do it to have the vision we wanted. In the end, we had our dream wedding! What do you recommend so brides can stay … Continue reading A model wedding…literally. Shilpa and Sudhir, Pacific Palms Resort, CA

The last sibling to get married: Jaime and Teemir, Cerritos, CA

Jaime and Teemir Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu and Gujarati Jain Ceremony: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Reception: Sheraton Cerritos Photography: Randery Imagery How did you decide on these venues? We wanted a winter wedding and therefore an indoor … Continue reading The last sibling to get married: Jaime and Teemir, Cerritos, CA

Indian bride and Canadian groom leaning against a classic car

Canadian Groom Serenades Punjabi Bride to a Bollywood Song, Simran and Frank, Baltimore Marriott

Simran and Frank Bride and Groom: Punjabi Sikh – French-Canadian Christian Wedding and Reception: Marriott Inner Harbor Baltimore ShaadiShop chatted with Simran, the bride whose wedding video went viral, when her Canadian husband sang a Bollywood song to her, at … Continue reading Canadian Groom Serenades Punjabi Bride to a Bollywood Song, Simran and Frank, Baltimore Marriott

An Indian bride and groom posing for a photo at their sweetheart table at their wedding reception.

Shilpa and Utkarsh, Hyatt Regency Orange County

Shilpa and Utkarsh Bride and Groom: Maharashtran/Punjabi; Hindu Wedding and Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County Photography: Greycard Photography     Tell us about your wedding planning environment. I was living in SoCal. We decided to give ourselves plenty of time … Continue reading Shilpa and Utkarsh, Hyatt Regency Orange County

Indian groom carrying his Indian bride after their Hindu wedding ceremony.

Shreta and Bharat, InterContinental Hotel, Dallas

Shreta and Bharat Bride and Groom: Gujarati-Punjabi InterContinental Dallas We got married on Thanksgiving weekend. One of our priorities was for our guests to have a really good time. A big part of that was how accommodating our venue was … Continue reading Shreta and Bharat, InterContinental Hotel, Dallas

Yesha and Raj, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Yesha and Raj Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu and North Indian/Filipino Hindu Wedding and Reception: Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Photography: Samson Productions Jose Zakany Photography Shilpa of Shilpa Patel Events and I worked together quite a bit on the weddings … Continue reading Yesha and Raj, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Beautiful Bhakta Wedding, Seema and Roshan, Costa Mesa, CA

Seema & Roshan Hilton Costa Mesa Orange County Bride and Groom: Hindu (Bhakta) Gujarati and Hindu (Shah) Gujarati What were your wedding week events? Roshan and I are both the youngest in our families so this was the last ‘hurrah’ … Continue reading Beautiful Bhakta Wedding, Seema and Roshan, Costa Mesa, CA

Catholic and Hindu Ceremonies, Tara and Ryan, Casa Real, Pleasanton, CA

Tara and Ryan Catholic Ceremony: Catholic Church Hindu Ceremony & Reception: Casa Real, Pleasanton Bride and Groom: Indian Hindu & Caucasian Catholic Photography: Charleton Churchill  Initially we were planning to have two weddings (Hindu + Catholic) on two different weekends. Since … Continue reading Catholic and Hindu Ceremonies, Tara and Ryan, Casa Real, Pleasanton, CA

Our wedding was at a brand new venue! Sasha and Pavan, Phoenix, AZ

Sasha and Pavan Bride and Groom: North Indian Hindu – Telugu Hindu Chateau Luxe, Phoenix, Arizona Photographer: Ushna Khan Photography   What was a driver for how you planned your wedding? My biggest constraint in wedding planning was time. I was … Continue reading Our wedding was at a brand new venue! Sasha and Pavan, Phoenix, AZ

DC-themed wedding at the historic Willard Intercontinental, Audrey and Milin

Audrey and Milin Bride and Groom: Korean/American and Indian Wedding and Reception: The Willard Intercontinental, Washington D.C.   Our wedding was a fusion of Indian culture and my Korean/American heritage. What I like about Indian weddings is that somehow the … Continue reading DC-themed wedding at the historic Willard Intercontinental, Audrey and Milin

Our baraat took over Union Square, SF! Priyanka and Shaun, Westin St. Francis

Priyanka and Shaun Bride and Groom: both are Telegu, Hindu Reddi-Brahmin Sangeet: Sir Francis Drake Hotel Wedding and Reception: Westin St. Francis Union Square Priyanka and Shaun live in Houston. She’s originally from the East Bay area and he’s from Houston. … Continue reading Our baraat took over Union Square, SF! Priyanka and Shaun, Westin St. Francis

We had a wedding orientation night; Kate and Saagar

Kate and Saagar Hindu ceremony + garba: Swaminarayan Mandir and Cultural Center Chicago Western ceremony + reception: Adler Planetarium, Chicago Saagar and Kate met in high school and knew each other for a very long time before they got married. … Continue reading We had a wedding orientation night; Kate and Saagar

Bhangra competition w/o the competition; Romy and Jasmeet

Romy and Jasmeet Bride and Groom: both are Punjabi Sikh Wedding: Surrey, Vancouver Reception: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles Romy and Jasmeet are both bhangra dancers. They met at the annual Bruin Bhangra competition that takes place in Los Angeles in … Continue reading Bhangra competition w/o the competition; Romy and Jasmeet

Simple, stress-free, and fun! Jaimini and Mehul, Chino Hills, CA

Jaimini and Mehul Bride and Groom: both are Gujarati Swaminarayan Ceremony: BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino Hills What was your vision for your wedding? We were very relaxed about the whole thing. We wanted it to be really simple. We knew … Continue reading Simple, stress-free, and fun! Jaimini and Mehul, Chino Hills, CA

3 Venues, Google buses and more! Sheena and Sagar, SF Bay area wedding

Sheena and Sagar Bride and Groom: Sindhi Hindu and Gujarati Jain Sangeet: San Mateo Marriott Ceremony: San Jose Gurdwara Reception: Blackhawk Automotive Museum Videography: IQ Videography Photography: IQ Photo Grand Entances What were you looking for in the venues? I … Continue reading 3 Venues, Google buses and more! Sheena and Sagar, SF Bay area wedding

Gorgeous Golden Gown, Sonia and Ravi, Hilton Irvine

Sonia and Ravi Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu and Punjabi Hindu Garba, Wedding and Reception: Hilton Irvine Photography: Randery Imagery Did your families meld your two cultures together? Even though Ravi and I are both Hindu, I was surprised at … Continue reading Gorgeous Golden Gown, Sonia and Ravi, Hilton Irvine

I took my boards 2 months before my wedding! Pavana and Rohit, Tampa Florida

Pavana and Rohit Telegu Hindu-North Indian Hindu The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Share a little about your planning environment. My family lives in Tampa. I was doing a fellowship in New Orleans. My husband was in residency in St. Louis, … Continue reading I took my boards 2 months before my wedding! Pavana and Rohit, Tampa Florida

Indian, Bengali, Hindu wedding indoors in Pittsburgh. The bride is Bengali and the groom non-Indian Christian. They did two ceremonies at one venue.

Coast-to-Coast wedding, Leena and Justin

Leena and Justin live in SF. They got married in Pittsburgh. They had 2 ceremonies: Christian + Bengali Hindu.   What were your initial steps in wedding planning?  1. Define the stakeholders 2. Determine who gets to make which decisions … Continue reading Coast-to-Coast wedding, Leena and Justin

Purva and Dharmish, Radisson Newport Beach, CA

Hindu wedding and reception: Radisson Newport Beach Bride and Groom: Both are Gujarati-Hindu What were your venue selection criteria? ability to accommodate 400+ people nice area convenience – non-hotel venues don’t have changing rooms or some require you to arrange … Continue reading Purva and Dharmish, Radisson Newport Beach, CA