Nikita and Karthik’s Santa Barbara Beach Wedding

{Nikita and Karthik} Nikita and Karthik, SF Bay area residents, came to ShaadiShop interested in a wedding that would create a staycation feel. We helped them look from Napa to Santa Barbara. They had two weddings! A South Indian wedding … Continue reading Nikita and Karthik’s Santa Barbara Beach Wedding

Romantic Summer Wedding, Bina and Neel, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, CA

{About Bina and Neel} Bina and Neel have known each other pretty much all of their lives. Their families are friends, though they themselves were not in touch with each other. Through some family events they reconnected and their friendship blossomed … Continue reading Romantic Summer Wedding, Bina and Neel, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, CA

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

Post-Ceremony Dove Release; Nina and Gautam, Avenue of the Arts Wyndham, Costa Mesa, Ca

{About Nina and Gautam} Nina and Gautam were amongst the first of their friends to get married. Not only were they new to wedding planning but Nina was in law school in the SF Bay area during most of it too. … Continue reading Post-Ceremony Dove Release; Nina and Gautam, Avenue of the Arts Wyndham, Costa Mesa, 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

Indian bride and groom chatting at their sangeet

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

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

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

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

Yesha and Raj, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Yesha and Raj Bride and Groom: Gujarati Hindu and North Indian/Filipino Hindu Wedding and Reception: Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Photography: Samson Productions Jose Zakany Photography Shilpa of Shilpa Patel Events and I worked together quite a bit on the weddings … Continue reading Yesha and Raj, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

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

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

#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

Saturday: Get Married, Monday: fly back to NY, Tuesday: back to 12 hr shifts in the ER, Deepti and Rishi

Deepti and Rishi Punjabi Hindu and North Indian Hindu Richard Nixon Library Photography: Lin and Jirsa How did you plan your wedding? We chose not to hire a coordinator to help us with the entire thing. We hired Atrina from … Continue reading Saturday: Get Married, Monday: fly back to NY, Tuesday: back to 12 hr shifts in the ER, Deepti and Rishi

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

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