#Bhatt No Matter What: Arti and Anand, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Anand’s last name is Bhatt too, so I’m all set – no name change! Woohoo!  Arti and Anand Bride and Groom: Both are Gujarati, Hindu Mehndi: Bhima’s Restaurant Garba: Brookhurst Community Center Wedding and Reception: Hyatt Regency Long Beach Photography: … Continue reading #Bhatt No Matter What: Arti and Anand, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

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

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

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

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

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

Bhangra Empire Flash Mob Proposal at Disneyland!, Kiranjit and Poonam

Poonam and Kiranjit Disneyland, Anaheim, CA ShaadiShop had a chance to catch up with Kiranjit and Poonam to talk about their incredible proposal. They met in 2010 when she joined Bhangra Empire. They rest, as they say, was history. It’s so … Continue reading Bhangra Empire Flash Mob Proposal at Disneyland!, Kiranjit and Poonam

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

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

Sweet Serenade, Sunthar and Preeth

Sunthar and Preeth Phoenix, AZ Doubletree by Hilton, Gilbert, AZ Preeth and Sunthar live in the SF Bay area and got married in Phoenix. Sunthar’s an alum of Stanford’s Raagapella and serenaded Preeth during the reception with his ‘Raag’ friends … Continue reading Sweet Serenade, Sunthar and Preeth

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

Kissing Menus and a Glamorous Gown – Anu and Gaurav’s Destination Wedding

Journey with ShaadiShop to a black tie, fun, destination wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Bride and Groom: Punjabi Hindu – North Indian Jain Photography: The Youngrens Anu is a law student and a fashion blogger, The Tea for Two, from … Continue reading Kissing Menus and a Glamorous Gown – Anu and Gaurav’s Destination Wedding

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

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

Dharmi and Veeral, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Garba: Jain Center of Southern California Hindu wedding and reception: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu – Gujarati Jain What advice would you give to a couple considering the Newport Beach Marriott for their wedding … Continue reading Dharmi and Veeral, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

Ramya and Apoor, Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA

Ceremony: Private Hindu ceremony with family Reception: 7 Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA Bride and Groom: Malayalee Hindu-Gujarati Hindu What was your vision for your wedding events? We had our Hindu ceremony in Virginia for immediate family only. The reception was … Continue reading Ramya and Apoor, Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA

Nishita and Jay, Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, CA

Hindu Ceremony and Reception: Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, CA Bride and Groom: Gujarati Jain-Gujarati Hindu Photography: Randery Imagery How did you decide on Pacific Palms for your wedding and reception? I wanted something with an open feel and … Continue reading Nishita and Jay, Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, CA