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

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

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

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 her groom hugging before their Hindu wedding ceremony. starts.

Sipra and Kevin, Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort, Livermore, CA

Sipra and Kevin Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa Photography: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema Highlight Video First Dance Video What were your wedding events? Thursday Mehndi – in Pleasanton Friday: during the day was a rehearsal with our family and … Continue reading Sipra and Kevin, Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort, Livermore, 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

The Big Fat Relaxed Indian Wedding; Aakriti and Kartik, Pacific Palms Resort

Aakriti and Kartik Pacific Palms Resort Bride and Groom: Punjabi Sikh-Gujarati Hindu Photography: Greycard Photography Videography: Robles Video Productions Briefly share something about your wedding that could be helpful for future couples. We spread out our events over 2 weekends. We … Continue reading The Big Fat Relaxed Indian Wedding; Aakriti and Kartik, Pacific Palms Resort

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

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

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

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

Sanika and Chris, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort

Christian and Hindu Ceremonies: Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort Bride and Groom: Maharashtran Hindu – African American Christian Photography: Randery Imagery How did you select the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort? Actually, it was my parents’ suggestion. … Continue reading Sanika and Chris, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort