What’s the Difference Between Design and Decor for an Indian Wedding?

  Talk to a wedding designer and refer to them or their company as a ‘wedding decoration’ company and they’ll quickly correct you – distinguishing between design and decor. A designer envisions a wedding holistically, thinking about the overall look, … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Design and Decor for an Indian Wedding?

Transporting Guests to/from Venues During Your Indian Wedding and How That Impacts the Venues You Choose

When we help couples with their venue selection, at some point in the conversation we talk about transporting guests to-and-from the venues. While it’s definitely not a sexy nor exciting aspect of wedding planning such as buying your clothes and … Continue reading Transporting Guests to/from Venues During Your Indian Wedding and How That Impacts the Venues You Choose

Subtle Details That Differentiate Venues for Indian Weddings

Often, when our team is working with couples one-on-one to help them with their venue selection, {naturally} compare venues on price. That makes sense but not in a vacuum. We encourage everyone to also look at what value they’re getting … Continue reading Subtle Details That Differentiate Venues for Indian Weddings

13 Details That Make The Difference Between A Good & A Great Indian Wedding

{Catering & Food} Functional China: My friend went to a wedding recently and the liquidy curries were spilling off of the plates and onto people’s clothes and the venue’s carpet. It was one of those things that you wouldn’t know … Continue reading 13 Details That Make The Difference Between A Good & A Great Indian Wedding

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7 Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Indian Wedding

{New Spin on the Welcome Bag} Everyone is doing welcome bags, so why don’t you also do thanks for coming bags! That will really blow people away! We distributed these at my wedding and our guests were really appreciative, especially the … Continue reading 7 Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Indian Wedding

Things To Look Out For Before You Sign Your Indian Wedding Venue Contract

Signing your wedding venue contract is exciting! On average couples consider about 15 venues for their wedding before deciding on one. They make multiple visits and ask a lot of questions. And rightly so. The venue is one of the … Continue reading Things To Look Out For Before You Sign Your Indian Wedding Venue Contract

Indian Wedding Room Block At An Alternative Hotel

I was at an Indian wedding last year at a 4-star resort, in Southern California during the peak season – summer. The couple took out a room block at the resort for friends to book rooms on their own, but … Continue reading Indian Wedding Room Block At An Alternative Hotel

4 Non-Obvious Things To Discuss With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding

With all the hard work you’re putting into planning your big Indian wedding it’s not feasible for one person to think of everything. That’s why we published this article on several of the non-obvious things that we have seen and … Continue reading 4 Non-Obvious Things To Discuss With Your Caterer for an Indian Wedding

ShaadiShop’s Indian Wedding Budget Tracker Template: Free Download

Since we work with couples to help them find a venue for their Indian wedding, naturally they have a lot of questions about the budget in-general: how much things cost what ‘each thing’ is – what they need how to keep … Continue reading ShaadiShop’s Indian Wedding Budget Tracker Template: Free Download

Why Do We Touch Elders’ Feet at Indian Weddings?

In the Hindu, Jain, and Sikh religions the custom of touching elders’ feet is observed. It’s an ancient tradition; and like many Indian traditions it is a sign of respect towards one’s elders. {A Sign of Humility} Bending down to touch … Continue reading Why Do We Touch Elders’ Feet at Indian Weddings?

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Vegan-Friendly Indian Wedding! Sheenika + Varun, Coyote Hills Golf Course

{Sheenika + Varun} Sheenika and Varun’s got married at Coyote Hills Golf Club in Fullerton, CA towards the end of 2016. They decided to host a vegan-friendly wedding day and worked closely with their caterers, who went all out! See more details … Continue reading Vegan-Friendly Indian Wedding! Sheenika + Varun, Coyote Hills Golf Course

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Hinna + Shakeel Get Hitched!, Long Beach Marriott & Westin LAX

{Hinna + Shakeel} Last year we brought you Hinna and Shakeel’s engagement ceremony. Now they’re happily married and we caught up with the beautiful bride to hear all about their wedding week! {Venue Selection & Decor} We worked with ShaadiShop We worked with … Continue reading Hinna + Shakeel Get Hitched!, Long Beach Marriott & Westin LAX

M&M Get Hitched! The Adorable Story of Mandy and Mayank’s Wedding! Marriott Marina del Rey

{Amanda + Mayank} Inside: The cute story of how they met The even cuter story of how Mayank proposed All about their wedding as shared by Amanda! Enjoy! My family is Telegu and Mayank’s is Bihari. We honored both of our … Continue reading M&M Get Hitched! The Adorable Story of Mandy and Mayank’s Wedding! Marriott Marina del Rey

A Non-Denominational Ceremony, Setoo + Viktor, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

{Setoo + Viktor} Setoo and Viktor had a non-denominational wedding ceremony, incorporating their respective Gujarati Indian and Filipino cultures. Below, Viktor and Setoo shared details on how they met, how he proposed, to the wedding. Setoo: Viktor is Filipino and I’m Gujarati. … Continue reading A Non-Denominational Ceremony, Setoo + Viktor, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

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

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

Peacock Themed Reception; Divya and Raminda, Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort, CA

{About Divya and Raminda} Divya is Punjabi and Raminda is Sri Lankan. Divya is Hindu and Raminda, Buddhist and they incorporated both cultures/religions into their wedding. For instance Raminda had a baraat and wore a sehra. And they opened their wedding reception … Continue reading Peacock Themed Reception; Divya and Raminda, Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort, CA

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When An Indian Fashion Designer/Reality Star Gets Married, Maneka and Mayur, Temecula/Costa Mesa, CA

{About Maneka and Mayur} Maneka and Mayur met at work. Mayur is the CEO of Keller Williams Newport Estates and Maneka is a realtor and the owner/designer for Officially Couture by Maneka in LA’s Little India. Their love blossomed and they … Continue reading When An Indian Fashion Designer/Reality Star Gets Married, Maneka and Mayur, Temecula/Costa Mesa, CA

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

Todd & Ravi’s Rustic Barn-Vineyard Wedding

Ravi and Todd celebrated a rustic fusion Indian wedding at Over the Vines, a barn, on a vineyard, in Wisconsin. The celebrations were held on a beautiful, bright sunny day prior to the US Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling last June, on Obergefell … Continue reading Todd & Ravi’s Rustic Barn-Vineyard Wedding

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

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

Romantic Restaurant Proposal! Megha and Kevin

{About Kevin & Megha} They dated for 9 years before getting engaged last year. Bringing together Megha’s Gujarati-Indian-Jain background and Kevin’s Iranian background, this is truly a union of two beautiful and ancient cultures. Enjoy Megha’s telling of how Kevin … Continue reading Romantic Restaurant Proposal! Megha and Kevin

Outdoor Anand Karaj, Aakriti and Karthik’s Highlight Video

This Punjabi bride and Gujarati groom decided to do their Anand Karaj outdoors at a Southern California resort. Watch the beautiful ceremony and enjoy the beautiful decor! Videography: Robles Video Productions Decor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design Check out their full … Continue reading Outdoor Anand Karaj, Aakriti and Karthik’s Highlight Video

Ami and AJ, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Catholic ceremony: Church in Dana Point, CA Hindu ceremony: The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, CA Reception:  The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, CA Photography: Lin and Jirsa Ami, can you share a little about your planning environment? I live on the East Coast and knew … Continue reading Ami and AJ, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

SF Bay Area Fusion Wedding at Purple Orchard Resort, Sipra and Kevin’s Highlight Video

Sipra and Kevin had two ceremonies – a Hindu ceremony and a Christian ceremony at Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore. See their full wedding feature here. Photography and Cinematography: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema   Continue reading SF Bay Area Fusion Wedding at Purple Orchard Resort, Sipra and Kevin’s Highlight Video

Preeya & Pramod’s Dream Destination Wedding, Maui

Preeya and Pramod Engagement Party: The Galleria, SF Destination Wedding: The Wailea Grand and The Four Seasons, Maui Cinematography: Marrone Films Photography: IQ Photo We decided to divide the celebrations. We did an engagement party about a year before the … Continue reading Preeya & Pramod’s Dream Destination Wedding, Maui