Jain Squared, Shailvi + Ankit’s Wedding, Pacific Palms Resort

{Shailvi + Ankit} Last year we brought you their engagement party! Creating new traditions, Shailvi brought her baraat to the Bay for their Mumbai-themed engagement. Now, we’re bringing you their wedding celebration! For this Ankit and his baraat headed to … Continue reading Jain Squared, Shailvi + Ankit’s Wedding, Pacific Palms Resort

Indian bride and groom wearing funny sunglasses, happily posing for the camera at their Hindu wedding

Trojan Mehndi, DIY Decor, Life-Size Games and more! Amrish and Rakhee, Malibu, CA

Rakhee and Amrish Bhakta-Jain, Gujarati, Hindu wedding Saddlerock Ranch Malibu Photography: Greycard Photography Videography: AKI Visuals Why a USC Trojan mehndi design? I’m a die-hard USC Trojan and football fan. My sister, Uncle, and I all went there. I got … Continue reading Trojan Mehndi, DIY Decor, Life-Size Games and more! Amrish and Rakhee, Malibu, CA

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

Balcony Baraat: Rajvi and Rishi, San Mateo Marriott

{About Rajvi and Rishi} Rajvi was a student on the East Coast while planning her wedding. Rajvi and Rishi’s wedding was on a Saturday at The San Mateo Marriott in Northern California, and by Monday morning she was back on … Continue reading Balcony Baraat: Rajvi and Rishi, San Mateo Marriott

Wedding With Originality; Mohini and Neel, San Mateo Marriott

{About Mohini and Neel’s Wedding} If I had to describe Mohini and Neel’s wedding in 1 word it would be original. From the baraat band to the centerpieces – everything was one-of-a-kind. {The Venue} The San Mateo Marriott is a … Continue reading Wedding With Originality; Mohini and Neel, San Mateo Marriott

Rustic, Bayfront Wedding Blending East and West, Ashmi and Suraj, San Diego CA

Ashmi and Suraj Marina Village San Diego Conference Center and Marina Bride and Groom: both are Gujarati Jain Photography & Videography: Gloria Gonzalez Fotografia What was your vision for your wedding? We wanted something intimate at a venue that had … Continue reading Rustic, Bayfront Wedding Blending East and West, Ashmi and Suraj, San Diego CA

Mumbai Themed Engagement Party, Ankit and Shailvi; #Shaikit Highlight Video

The groom’s family hand crafted iconic images of Mumbai to welcome the bride’s family and guests to an outdoor engagement party in the SF Bay area.    Videography: Robles Video Productions Check out the full story about their engagement here. Continue reading Mumbai Themed Engagement Party, Ankit and Shailvi; #Shaikit Highlight Video

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

Cinderella Coach, Party Bus and More! Shveta and Kunal’s Highlight Video

Videography: Robles Video Productions Check out their gorgeous mandap, blue and pink dance floor, gorgeous dessert spread and more in Shveta and Kunal’s ShaadiShop feature. Learn more about the Hotel Irvine   Continue reading Cinderella Coach, Party Bus and More! Shveta and Kunal’s Highlight Video

Indian wedding at Hotel Irvine. The bride and groom in their Indian wedding dresses ready for their Hindu wedding ceremony.

Party Bus, Cinderella Coach, Book Invitations and more! Shveta and Kunal, Hotel Irvine

{Shveta + Kunal} Shveta and Kunal, got married at the newly renovated Hotel Irvine. The swanky and chic hotel venue is a relative newcomer to South Asian weddings – and they’re ideally suited for them with their outdoor lawn for … Continue reading Party Bus, Cinderella Coach, Book Invitations and more! Shveta and Kunal, Hotel Irvine

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Decision Making for Better Planning, Reha and Vijay, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Reha and Vijay Bride & Groom: Gujarati/North Indian; Hindu/Jain Wedding & Reception: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Photography & Videography: Aaron Eye Photo & Video For us, selecting the venue was the most important decision as everything else was … Continue reading Decision Making for Better Planning, Reha and Vijay, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

Shari and Prashanth, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Shari and Prashanth Bride and Groom: Gujarati Jain-Tamilian Hindu Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception: Newport Beach Hotel & Spa Photography and Videography: Lin and Jirsa Shari and Prashanth planned their wedding with 130 guests within 6 months of getting engaged. They … Continue reading Shari and Prashanth, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Wedding celebrations in two cities over two weeks, Mika and Neil

Mika and Neil Bride and Groom: Bengali Hindu – Gujarati Jain Photography and Videography: IQ Photo Mika and Neil celebrated their wedding over 10 days in Tucson, Arizona and SoCal (Orange County & Los Angeles) How did you incorporate Bengali … Continue reading Wedding celebrations in two cities over two weeks, Mika and Neil

An Indian bride and groom wearing traditional clothes, smiling and posing for the camera

Mumbai in Cali! Shailvi and Ankit’s Engagement Party

Ankit and Shailvi Mumbai-themed Engagement Party Photography: Greycard Photography Videography: Robles Video Productions Engagement slideshow I’m very excited to share this story, as I’ve known Shailvi for a long time. And she and Ankit were one of the very first users … Continue reading Mumbai in Cali! Shailvi and Ankit’s Engagement Party

Indian bride and groom taking a funny photo in their mandap, surrounded by the groomsmen

Phoenix Destination Wedding; Swati and Madhukar

Swati and Madhukar (aka Cho) Bride and Groom: Baniya Jain and Kayastha Sangeet: Highland Banquet Hall Wedding and Reception: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Scottsdale, (Phoenix) AZ Destination Wedding Photography: Sameer Soorma Where were you while planning your wedding? (Swati) I … Continue reading Phoenix Destination Wedding; Swati and Madhukar

#Kaanand: Kaanan and Anand, Hotel Irvine

Kaanan and Anand Wedding and Reception: Hotel Irvine Bride and Groom: Gujarati Jain and Marwari Jain Cinematography: Robles Video Productions Photography: GreyCard Photography What were your wedding week events? Anand’s family arrived Monday night. Tuesday night we had them over … Continue reading #Kaanand: Kaanan and Anand, Hotel Irvine

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

Smooth Scheduling: Nick and Neelima, San Mateo Marriott

Neelima and Nick They had a Jain as well as a non-denominational ceremony San Mateo Marriott How many venues did you consider before finalizing the San Mateo Marriott? We reached out to 20 and visited about 8 venues. We loved … Continue reading Smooth Scheduling: Nick and Neelima, San Mateo Marriott