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

Surprise Celebrity Guest! Poonam and KJ, Phuket, Thailand

{About Poonam and KJ} Bhangra brought these two Bhangra Empire dancers together. Poonam and KJ, aka The Jolly Sidhus, met at a team practice. Poonam was immediately smitten as KJ rode in on a motorcycle in true Bollywood hero fashion. Hence the … Continue reading Surprise Celebrity Guest! Poonam and KJ, Phuket, Thailand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Celebrity MC, the bride’s dog was in the wedding…and their DJ cancelled last minute! Amie and Chirag, Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Amie and Chirag Bride and Groom: Gujarati and Marathi Wedding and Reception: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Photography and Videography: Lin and Jirsa   Were there any surprises or unexpected circumstances at or while planning your wedding? My grandmother fell the day … Continue reading A Celebrity MC, the bride’s dog was in the wedding…and their DJ cancelled last minute! Amie and Chirag, Laguna Cliffs Marriott

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

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

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

2 Beautiful Brides! Divya and Manju, Walnut Creek, CA

Divya and Manju Wedding: Garden at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, CA Reception: Embassy Suites, Walnut Creek, CA Manju and I are both Malayalee, we’re just from different religious backgrounds. She’s Christian and I’m Hindu, so we did two ceremonies. We … Continue reading 2 Beautiful Brides! Divya and Manju, Walnut Creek, CA

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

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

Mamta and Steve, Ceremony: at home, Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County

  {Mamta + Steve} {Venues} Ceremony: Jain Ceremony at Bride’s Parents’ Home Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County Mamta: I always dreamt of having a traditional ceremony at home. And standing out on the balcony as my groom and his baraat … Continue reading Mamta and Steve, Ceremony: at home, Reception: Hyatt Regency Orange County

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