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Contents Cover Feature Anu & Darshan

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Is love at first sight possible? Two strangers meet each other at a party and there’s an instant attraction, an electric spark, and suddenly they’ve found their match and never look back. Believe it or not, this is exactly what happened to Anu and Darshan. The two met eight years ago at a birthday party and instantly knew they were made for each other.

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The cover of the December 2019 Wedding Resources Winter Issue features the wedding of Anu & Darshan. The cover photo for the December 2019 Wedding Resources Winter Issue is Provided by Zamana Photo & Videography (www.zamanaphoto.com)

Shivani & Aakash

Photo Courtesy: Fine Art Productions

Imagine taking a stroll by the water in a park and suddenly you notice rose petals on the ground and a photographer clicking away trying to capture each and every moment of your movements.

Sejal & Nirav

Photo Courtesy: Pixel Collection Photography

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Neema Dave and Jeet Patel’s love story was anything but typical! In fact, their story is one of a role-reversal. When Neema saw Jeet performing at an event, she was smitten.

Sonia & Ryan

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It has been said that when two people are destined to connect at heart, it doesn’t matter what they do, who they are, or where they live, they will surely be united! Sejal and Nirav are an embodiment of such a romantic union.

Neema & Jeet

Photo Courtesy: Pixology By Shray

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When Sonia Ramadhin met Ryan Goberdhan in 2008 in gym class, little did she realize she had met “the one!” After being together for 11 years, Ryan planned a surprise proposal for his highschool sweetheart at the Orlando Eye in Florida.

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Shivani & Aakash

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Anu & Darshan

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Sejal & Nirav

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Neema & Jeet

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Sonia & Ryan

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How to Store Your Wedding Lehenga

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How to Choose a Bridal Mehndi Artist

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How to Plan an Indian Wedding on a Budget

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Say NO to Reds & Pinks: Offbeat Wedding Lehenga Colors

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Bollywood Celebrity Couples & Their Honeymoon Destinations

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Walk it Off

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Traditional Indian Drinks to Add to Your Wedding Menu 104 Romantic Bollywood Songs for the Vidaai Ceremony 106 Must Have Photo Moments 114 Community News

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Wedding Directory 2019

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Edito r’s V iew Dear Readers, For the last ten years, four times a year we have published wedding special issues and I have been writing my editorial columns in every issue, but never wrote a real wedding article. For the first time in this issue, I have written real wedding stories from questionnaires filled out by newlyweds, mostly brides. And it has been a very unique and heartwarming experience. Reading answers, mostly written by brides about how they met and their proposal was very heartwarming. We have covered five love stories in this issue and everyone is different but very romantic. It has been said that when two people are destined to connect, it doesn’t matter what they do, who they are, or where they live, they will surely be united! And that is exactly what happened in all five love stories. Each one of them met by pure coincidence, but all of them knew in their first meeting that they found their match. One more thing very common in all five love stories is the way the guys planned the proposal. Who says that guys cannot be romantic? I would like to commend all five men for their romantic and detailed planning, remembering what their future life partner likes and dislikes. Keep up the good work guys! In one of the stories, I talk about the love of Radha and Krishna. Newlywed couples can take some inspiration from the eternal and blissful love of Radha and Krishna. The immortal and undying love of Radha and Krishna gives couples in a major relationship a lesson to follow throughout their married life. As all of you know, marriage is not only sharing happiness together, but sharing your sorrows and feeling each other’s pain. It is also knowing likes and dislikes of your partner. Your love should be so selfless that one must feel the pain and joy the other one is going through. Feeling each other suffering with the whole heart is what makes a relationship strong and inseparable. Let me end my love and relationship lesson here and talk about wedding planning advice. In this issue, we have covered several articles that gives some practical planning advice and more importantly some new trends in Indian weddings. In the article, “Say NO to Reds & Pinks,” we may be making a bold statement. For decades, we have seen Hindu brides in red or maroon outfits. And Hindu scripture has several explanations for wearing red outfit such as how the wedding is the start of a new phase of life and red signifies the beginning of a new phase of life as well as love, passion, and prosperity. Our scripture may have said not to wear black outfit, but it does not mention not wearing any other colors. So all of those brides planning their wedding, be bold and stand out by wearing a modern outfit in colors such as lavender, midnight blue, silver, mint green, ivory, and champagne gold. Let me end my last column of 2019 by reminding all of you to save the date for our 2020 MyShadi Bridal Expos: March 29, 2020 in Raleigh and April 5 2020 in Orlando. See you there! Raj Shah Managing Editor

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Shivani & Aakash Photographer: Fine Art Productions


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magine taking a stroll by the water in a park and suddenly you notice rose petals on the ground and a photographer clicking away trying to capture each and every moment of your movements. Before you know it, your best friend and your soulmate is on one knee asking you to marry him. For a moment you want to pinch yourself to be sure you are not dreaming. This was not a dream, but reality for Shivani when Aakash proposed to her at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. After this romantic proposal came the real work. Planning and picking the right wedding vendors so their big day went as smoothly as possible. Planning a wedding along with trying to juggle between work, looking

for a house, community service, and trying to have some sort of social life, seemed almost impossible. Luckily, from the very beginning Shivani and Aakash hired Umangi Patel &

Rikti Smart with Elite Dream Creations. Shivani recommends any bride planning a traditional Indian wedding to hire a wedding planner! They have creative ideas and clever ways of efficiently handling certain situations. Given most Indian weddings are large productions with several events and lots of people. Shivani and Aakash planned to invite more than 700 people for their celebration, so picking the right, and large enough, venue was a challenge. A venue in Orlando was ideal since Aakash lives in Tampa and Shivani in Viera. The couple wanted to be sure to find the right location, with hospitality and the right price tag. The Hilton Orlando offered everything they needed for their fairytale wedding.

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The couple’s big day was November 9, 2019, and included pre-wedding events such as the Mehndi, Sangeet and Pithi.

The wedding ceremony was indoors. The Occasions by Shangri La decor team created a true vision in the ballroom. Upon entering, a beautiful floral ring of white, ivory, and hints of blush pink, hung over the mandap, with four hanging wisteria vines. The walls were covered with a beautiful golden drape and two massive Ultra HD screens projecting a live feed behind the mandap. Two white floral peacocks were resting at the front of the aisle, which was all white with floating candles lined across the side. When planning the reception, Shivani wanted it to feel like the first day she met Aakash at Tomorrowworld. The stage was designed and decorated exactly the same way to resemble the stage where the couple originally met. The Grand Finale of the wedding came when couple’s first dance performance began to the tune “I Like Me Better” by Lauv. Schamir, one of Aakash’s groomsmen, played the piano while Hanna Malik, Shivani’s friend, sang the song.

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Anu & Darshan Photographer: Zamana Photo & Videography


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s love at first sight possible? Two strangers meet each other at a party and there’s an instant attraction, an electric spark, and suddenly they’ve found their match and never look back. Believe it or not, this is exactly what happened to Anu and Darshan. The two met eight years ago at a birthday party and instantly knew they were made for each other. Anu and Darshan also defied another misconception that long distance relationships do not work. Though Anu was living in Tennessee and Darshan in Texas, the couple managed to make it through their college days and even graduate school. If you think the beginning was romantic, imagine how the proposal enfolded for these two. Darshan planned the

surprise proposal with all the minute details. Darshan made arrangements for Anu to fly to Texas, order Torchy’s Taco (the couple’s favorite food) ready at the hotel, and took her to their final spot in Hermann Park in Houston. While there, he got down on one knee for the romantic proposal one month before Anu graduated pharmacy school. Soon after they set their wedding date for July 14, 2019, and immediately began planning. An Indian wedding without a wedding planner is almost impossible and especially when Anu and Darshan were planning five events and a 1,200 person 34

wedding! One early decision the couple made was to hire K.I Weddings as their planner. The real fun began with pre wedding events including the Mehndi, Vidhi and Garba. Anu and Darshan wanted to be sure their romance was reflected in their wedding events. What comes to your mind first when you hear the word “love?” For most Hindus, Radha-Krishna represent an epitome of love, selfless love. So Anu decided the centerpiece for the garba would be a murti of Radha-Krishna dancing surrounded by candles. The dandiya and the stage had two panels of large peacock feathers that Krishna wears on his head.

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wedding day decor. The décor was blush pink and white floral with gold touches that helped Anu’s dress stand out. She also had an open mandap because they have a large family and each one had a role during the ceremony The symbolism of love continued on their wedding day. When Darshan arrived at wedding place on a black convertible Corvette driven by his brother, they experienced some light drizzle during the baraat entrance. According to Hinduism, rain is tied to luck and an abundance of love and blessings from heaven for couple’s bright future together. Anu paid attention to every tiny detail while planning her

something goes wrong, Whenever there’s a problem, Stand by my side, My Beloved.”

The reception décor was modern with green boxwood and gold with geometric shapes and circles. Flowers were white hydrangeas. Anu’s dress was blush pink so they incorporated that with a touch of pink flowers on the stage. And finally this romantic union of two souls displayed the true epitome of love when the couple began their first dance performance with the song “ Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye” that translates to “Whenever

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SEJAL & NIRAV

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t has been said that when two people are destined to connect at heart, it doesn’t matter what they do, who they are, or where they live, they will surely be united! Sejal and Nirav are an embodiment of such a romantic union. Family friends are the reason the two were brought together. But after that, they took over the control of their destiny. They used texting and messaging as an ice-breaker. Then Nirav took the next bold step, asking Sejal out on a date. With Sejal from Georgia and Nirav from Arizona, the duo chose Washington, DC, for their first date. After several phone conversations, late-night texts and a few spontaneous meetups, Nirav decided to propose to Sejal. But he wanted it to be a romantic sur-

prise. They decided to go on a cruise to Cuba and Grand Cayman. On the last day of the cruise, Nirav decided to pop the question. In the evening Nirav suggested they go watch the sunset from the deck. There was a beautiful sunset over the vast expanse of the Caribbean. The clouds were hues of rich gold, blue and purple. Sejal was walking carefree in front of Nirav enjoying one of the most amazing sunsets, swinging her arms front and back. And suddenly Nirav grabbed Sejal’s hand and as she turned around, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him with the most gorgeous ring she had ever seen. It was beautiful and romantic. And, of course, Sejal said “yes.” After two years of dating, Sejal and Nirav decided to celebrate their love on September 7, 2019,

at the grand Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, Georgia. With both busy working as physicians and putting in long hours at work, they decided to hire Diya Desai of Pixel Events as their wedding planner. Wedding festivities began with a mehendi, pithi, and garba. Each event had its own unique theme, Moroccan themed décor for the mehendi and traditional Indian décor for Garba. The couple made a spectacular entry at their garba riding a bicycle-rickshaw.


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The reception was in a true sense the “Grand Finale” for their celebrations. The mandap was opened up and turned into a backdrop. Roses were replaced with floating candles. The dance floor was starlit with led lights. In

The big day began with not one baarat, but two! Yes, Sejal decided to surprise everybody and made an entry with a baarat of her own, just like her groom. She arrived with her brother in a white Lamborghini with her own mobile DJ truck. The wedding ceremony was in the Westin’s spectacular banquet hall. The custom-made mandap by Utopian Events was an open concept with open crystal balls filled with roses hanging from the foundation.

addition to tasting the delicious cuisine, guests witnessed family dance performances, but all eyes were on the beautiful couple, as they had their first dance to a medley of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Leja Leja Re” by Dhvani Bhanushali.


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eema Dave and Jeet Patel’s love story was anything but typical! In fact, their story is one of a role-reversal. When Neema saw Jeet performing at an event, she was smitten, and decided to find him on Facebook. She left him a message, not sure whether he would respond or not. Jeet did reply and asked Neema out. For the first date, he took her stargazing where they spent hours talking and getting to know each other. Jeet knew then he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Neema. The couple hired DNS Events to help them with the vendor search and selection process. Neema and Jeet stayed involved with the entire process. The couple chose the Durham Convention Center

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in Durham, North Carolina, as the venue for the wedding and preevents, which included the mehndi, pithi and a Family Night Gala. Their wedding was a beautiful, personalized celebration. From recreating their first date to personalized menus and welcome signs at the events, they both added their personal touch wherever possible. Instead of a reception, the couple decided to host a fun Family Night Gala the night before the wedding. The theme for the Gala was elegant, romantic and regal. During the event, Neema and Jeet recreated their entire love story from their first meeting and first date to their proposal.

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Jeet and Neema recreated their first date at the Gala complete with a starry lighting effect, followed by a dance performance to a song about falling in love under the stars. Neema also prepared a surprise performance for Jeet. She danced to “Kala Chasma,” wearing sunglasses that were personalized with their wedding hashtag, #Jeema. Aside from the personalized menu, guests were offered personalized drinks, Neema’s favorite Pelligrino and Jeet’s favorite Cheerwine, a local favorite. Neema and Jeet’s ‘wow’ moment came when their first saw each other in their wedding outfits. Neema said, “When we had our first look, it finally hit us that we get to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Being together makes us better people and completes us. And we were so happy that after the year of planning that moment was finally here.”

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Sonia & Ryan

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hen Sonia Ramadhin met Ryan Goberdhan in 2008 in gym class, little did she realize she had met “the one!� After being together for 11 years, Ryan planned a surprise proposal for his highschool sweetheart at the Orlando Eye in Florida. On October 12, 2019, Sonia and Ryan tied the knot in Florida. Both Sonia and Ryan are from Toronto, Canada, but they wanted a destination wedding in tropical Florida, a city that was witness to their love. They wanted a picturesque venue for their reception that captured the beauty of Florida, so they chose the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek. The wedding was a fairytale theme with a touch of elegance.

The couple chose a royal blue, champagne gold and white color scheme to go with their elegant theme. Their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony was held during the day outdoors, so they chose vibrant colors such as hot pink, gold and royal blue, with hot pink and white carnation flowers. For the reception, centerpieces were tall pilsner vases filled with white orchids, roses, and hydrangea flowers. All centerpieces included royal blue color

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lights at the bottom. Customized gold table name cards were cutout with each guest’s name, and the napkins folded into little tuxedos. The couple added a lot of personalized ideas into their wedding planning that made their celebrations even more special. Sonia and Ryan’s wedding mandap was a DIY project undertaken by their family. The food for the wedding ceremony was homemade. Sonia and Ryan had a Guyanese traditional ‘Tassa’ band for the arrival of the baarat as well as the bridal party to the wedding venue. For the first dance, the couple chose “True” by Spandau Ballet. They recep-

tion playlist was a mix of hit 80s songs, Hip Hop, Chutney, Soca, and Reggae. Ryan and Sonia entered the reception to “Ante Up” by M.O.P., which left their guests excited as well. The newlyweds exited their charming ceremony with bubbles around them, a perfect ending to their fairytale event.


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How to Store Your Wedding Lehenga

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electing your dream bridal lehenga takes hours of shopping and perusing the endless options on Pinterest. Plus, you cannot forget the fortune you spent on it! Just like you took on the challenging task of selecting your wedding lehenga and keeping it safe until your wedding day, it requires the same amount of love and care after the wedding is over. Storing the wedding lehenga in the most effective way can be easy by following a simple process to maintain its quality. Here are some tips to help you keep your wedding lehenga looking as good as new. Photo Courtesy: Zamana Photo & Videography


Read the Care Label Before packing your lehenga away, be sure to check the care label carefully. If it’s a custom cre-

ation, check with the person who designed the outfit. Different fabrics and embroidery work require different care, so you want to be sure to relay this information to your dry-cleaner beforehand so they use the correct method.

Dry Clean Do not delay in getting your wedding outfit dry-cleaned after the wedding. Dry-cleaning the lehenga not only makes it spotless, but also helps to maintain its original form. Storing your wedding lehenga without dry-cleaning can lead to discoloration over time. Also, make sure to send the lehenga to a trusted and experienced dry-cleaner only.

Fold NOT Hang Photo Courtesy: Rob Hurth Photography

Your lehenga is not like the groom’s wedding suit, it should

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not be hung in the closet. Bridal outfits are heavy and the weight can pull the garment down, making the dress lose its shape over time. Always fold the lehenga to store it.


or embroidery. Mothballs or allnatural alternatives such as sachets filled with lavender or cedar work well. Always keep these in a pouch, and do not let them come in direct contact with your outfit.

Use a Special Box

If you wish to cherish it for years to come, do not pack the lehenga in any ordinary box or a cloth bag. Invest in a special box that is made from acid-free materials to protect your wedding lehenga.

cloth before placing in the box. Do not use tissue or paper as they can stain the dress.

Watch Out for Moths

Never use insecticides that can corrode your garment’s material

Store Carefully

The box in which you keep your lehenga should be stored away from extreme temperature and humidity. Wrap the lehenga in unbleached cotton or muslin

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he mehndi ceremony at Indian weddings is not only a festive event, but it is also a ritual with auspicious and sentimental significance. Every Indian bride wants her wedding mehndi to be nothing less than perfect, whether it is the design or the color. The mehndi artist you choose for your wedding day can make or break your mehndi design and its outcome. Here are some tips to help you choose a bridal mehndi artist for your wedding.

Past Experience Bridal mehndi requires more time and precision, so it is best to be sure the artist has previous experience in working with brides. If you have a particular style of mehndi in mind, such as Rajasthani or Arabic design, be sure your selected artist has ex-

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View the Portfolio

take a look at their portfolio. Going through their past work will give you an understanding of their style, finesse, and quality of work.

Word of mouth references are a great start, but it is also important to have a look for yourself when it comes to bridal mehndi. Before hiring an artist,

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perience working in the style or with the design you want.


Request a Trial

Ask for References

One of the best ways to determine if your chosen mehndi artist will be right for you is to ask for references. Whether it is by reading online reviews, talking with family and friends, or reaching out to past clients, references can answer questions and confirm the artist’s style and quality.

Check Availability

As with all wedding vendors, it is especially important to check availability particularly during peak wedding season. Start with checking dates in advance to lock in your chosen mehndi artist.

Know What You Want

If you are not clear as to the type of design and detail you want, then you might be left disappointed or unimpressed. Do some research to find determine the types of designs your like as well as how detailed you want your mehndi. Instagram and Pinterest are great places to take a look at a wide variety of different bridal designs and shortlisting the ones you like. Having a clear idea in mind will help your

Photo Courtesy: Fine Art Productions

Photo Courtesy: Fine Art Productions

mehndi artist understand your expectations.

Much like with other wedding vendors, such as your makeup artist or hairstylist, it is best to seek a pre-wedding trial from your mehndi artist as well. This will help you gauge their speed and quality as well as be a good opportunity to do a patch test for the ingredients used in their henna paste.


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How to Plan an Indian Wedding on a Budget

hanks to Yash Chopra and Karan Johar, Indian weddings are seen as largerthan-life celebrations. But big, fat Indian weddings come with a similarly big price tag. For couples who want to ease the load on the wallet, following a budget is the best route to go. Just because you want to have a budget wedding, it doesn’t mean you have to be frugal or cut corners! Here are some smart ways to cut costs at your wedding.


Host Pre-Wedding Events at Home If you are a couple who wants to splurge on the wedding and reception, then consider hosting preevents at home. Keep pre-events such as pujas and the grah shanti low key with just family and save money to spend on the big day!

Combine Events Some pre-wedding events can even be combined! Holding the mehndi and sangeet together can help you save not only on vendor costs, but also time.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Indian wedding dĂŠcor often comes with a hefty price tag. Instead of depending on vendors, get creative and take on some dĂŠcor aspects such as centerpieces, backdrops, welcome signs, photo booth props, and more - the list is endless! Gather friends and family to help you work on

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DIY ideas. You can also source common decor items like candelabras, mason jars, etc. on your own at affordable prices.

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Be Smart with the Menu

These days, elaborate wedding menus with a variety of cuisines is trending high. To be practical, how many dishes can your guests truly enjoy on one night? Try to keep each event catered to one type of cuisine and reduce the number of items. Your guests will still enjoy the food, while you save money and reduce food wastage.

Opt for Local Vendors

Whether out of state or even overseas, wedding vendors will charge more for their travel, transport and time. Stick with local vendors to not only support the local economy, but also your wallet.

Do Your Research

Research shows that most wedding venues charge extra for a weekend wedding, so it is best to choose a weekday wedding date. What’s more? Opt for an off-season date if you can to get the best deals and discounts during that time. Also, don’t forget to make use of sale seasons when shopping for your wedding. Cheap? No way! Smart? You bet!

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Say NO to Reds & Pinks: Offbeat Wedding Lehenga Colors

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edding trends are constantly changing. So why should new age, modern brides stick to standard wedding colors such as reds, maroons and pinks for their bridal wear? These days, brides are open to experimenting with their wedding outfits, especially when it comes to color choices. Consider jazzing up your wedding attire with unique shades that truly make you stand out. Try these off beat hues and colors for your wedding lehenga.


Midnight Blue For those in love with darker hues, this shade of blue is quite an unconventional yet stunning lehenga color. Midnight blue is a color that exudes confidence and importance, and it even represents the color of the sky on a moonlit night.

and grace. This shimmery and sparkly color will definitely make heads turn as you enter the wedding venue.

Mint Green

Silver Lavender Lavender is a symbol of love and purity. The color has also been dominating Indian bridal fashion these days. Many ace designers have chosen this delicate shade to create some amazing bridal ensembles. What’s more? Shades of lavender look good with both silver and gold embroidery.

Subtle and classy, the color silver is associated with glamor

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Another favorite of wedding designers these days, this subtle color will look absolutely stunning especially if you have a daytime wedding. Sequins, thread work, gota patti, or shimmer, everything looks good on this shade.


Grey

Champagne Gold A champagne gold lehenga will make any bride look royal. After all, who doesn’t want to feel like gold on their wedding day? This muted shade is a great choice for unconventional brides.

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Want to add an extra oomph to your bridal look? A grey lehenga is for those girls who dare to be unique and stand apart. If you feel an all-grey look is not for you, then you can break the monotony by adding shades of pink or blue to your outfit.

Ivory

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Ivory is one of the biggest trends in current bridal wear. It is unconventional, yet classy and elegant. You can go for a monotone ivory lehenga adorned with floral lacework or sequins. Soft shades of pink also go really well with ivory.

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hen it comes to planning a wedding, we often look at celebrity couples for inspiration. From wedding wear and destinations to dĂŠcor ideas and invitation cards, many of us want to know every little detail about how our famous Bollywood celebrity couples tied the knot. For those looking to imitate their favorite Bollywood couples, why not also be inspired by their honeymoon destination! Here is a look at where some famous celebrity couples went for their honeymoon.

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Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli

Mira Rajput & Shahid Kapoor

This cute Bollywood couple had a traditional arranged marriage and tied the knot in 2015. Shahid and Mira chose the charming city of London to celebrate their nuptials. The Captain of the Indian cricket team and Bollywood star had an intimate destination wedding in Italy. After the fairytale wedding, Anushka and Virat went to Finland for their honeymoon. They were spotted in the city of Rovaniemi enjoying their nights watching the famous Northern Lights.

The royal couple of Bollywood, Saif and Kareena got married in October 2012. After their muchawaited wedding, they flew to Gstaad, Switzerland, for their honeymoon. Even now after many years, Switzerland continues to be Tashan couple’s favorite holiday destination. Gauri Khan & Shah Rukh Khan

Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan tied the knot with Gauri in 1991. The King of Romance took his bride to one of the most romantic cities in the world for their honeymoon – Paris.


Madhuri Dixit & Dr. Sriram Nene

including Guru, Dhoom 2, and Raavan. The couple chose Europe for their honeymoon. Kiran Rao & Aamir Khan Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan tied the knot with director Kiran Rao in 2005. For their honeymoon, the couple went to a luxury resort

Bollywood’s Dhak Dhak diva Madhuri Dixit shocked fans when she tied the knot to the California-based cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Sriram Nene. The couple went on a short trip to the exotic Hawaii for their honeymoon. Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh

&

Riteish

This young and cute Bollywood couple, Riteish and Genelia got married in February 2012. The Masti couple chose an offbeat Indian destination for their honeymoon. They went to the beach town of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh, India, for their honeymoon. Aishwarya Bachchan

Rai

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Abhishek

Junior Bachchan and the former Miss World tied the knot in April 2007. The couple have worked together in a number of Bollywood movies together

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elcome to wedding season! Planning a wedding can be super stressful, especially when you have to juggle a job, other responsibilities, and the pressures that come with the holiday season. An important thing to remember is that you must take productive breaks in order to keep your mind balanced and sharp, otherwise you run the risk of burning out. If you have been following along with my articles, you may know that I am partial towards yoga and meditation as a way to relax. 100

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It is commonly understood that meditation requires you to take a seat in one location butthe word meditation means to focus or concentrate on one thing at a time, regardless of what that is, such as silence, a sound, something you can look at, or even a specific word or intention. Meditation involves clearing the mind and not chasing the ever-persistent thoughts that come through the head so that you can become fully consumed by the object of your focus. It just happens that it can be easier to do when you are seated. But, sitting in one spot for a while may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So, why not combine meditation with an easy and enjoyable task? Did you know that there is a type of meditation called Walking Meditation? It is exactly as it sounds. A Walking Meditation is when you take a walk and you use all of your concentration to be present and absorb as much of the moment as possible. While walking, you focus on the feeling of the ground underneath your feet, the breeze, the sights, and the sounds. It is important to use this time to not allow triggering thoughts to come in and disturb the moment. Everything takes practice. Sometimes, we take a walk to work through our thoughts. These walking meditations are used for the opposite. Try to avoid thinking about anything that can stress you out or just take you out of the moment. DECEMBER 2019 - WWW.DESHVIDESH.COM

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partner, or with someone you love and get outdoors. Finding time in your schedule may be difficult, but even a 10 minute walk can do wonders for your mental health. Take a break when you can and unplug

About the Author

Taking walks in general can be a great way to de-stress. With the weather being on the cooler side than usual, it is the perfect time to walk alone, with your

so that you can come back to the wedding planning with your full energy and love!

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Chahna Tailor is a certified yoga instructor with a background in occupational therapy and health science & administration. Occupational therapy opened up the doors of knowledge when it came to taking care of the Self first and leading a healthier life. This led her to the physical practice of yoga. Chahna deepened her practice by training in Rishikesh, India, where she studied the science behind yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Chahna is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Ayurvedic Medicine.


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Traditional Indian Drinks to Add to Your Wedding Menu

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ndia is known for its rich culture, heritage, and diversity. This diversity can be seen particularly in foods and drinks from all over the country’s many regions. Many couples love to add this beautiful diversity of Indian foods to their wedding menu, but what about Indian beverages? Move beyond the usual masala chai (tea), lassi or chhach (buttermilk). With so many regions in India, there are so many traditional drinks from which to choose. For couples who want to give guests a true taste of Indian culture, these drinks are sure to satisfy. Here are a few drinks to consider when creating your beverage menu.


Piyush

Noon Chai

When discussing exotic warm drinks from Kashmir, Pink Tea must be included! The color and taste of this elegant drink is the perfect complement for any Indian wedding. Apart from green tea leaves, the drink includes salt and baking soda.

This creamy, sweet concoction is quite popular, especially in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Piyush is made combining buttermilk and shrikhand with some saffron and a variety of dry fruits.

Imli Ka Amlana

Gondhoraj Ghol

This is a traditional Bengali beverage that is a version of buttermilk. This light and frothy drink is made by infusing yogurt with fragrant Gondhoraj lime (similar to kaffir lime).

Sherbet From Kala Khatta and Angoor to Khus, Kokum and Bel, the variety of Indian sherbets are endless. You can have an entire beverage bar dedicated just to sherbets, especially if you are having

Jil Jil Jigarthanda A popular Rajasthani drink, imli ka amlana is tangy and lipsmacking. This festive drink includes tamarind, roasted spices, black salt, and fresh mint leaves.

Kahwah

Coming from the South Indian city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, jigarthanda translates to ‘cool heart.’ A popular summertime refreshment, this drink includes almond bark gum, nannari or sarsaparilla syrup, ice cream, and reduced milk.

a summer wedding. Want to add a royal touch? Go for Chandan (sandalwood) Sherbet or Kesar (saffron) sherbet. Or choose a traditional flavor such as Taal/ Nongu (palm fruit kernel) sherbet or Nannari (Ananthamoola) sherbet. This India version of green tea is popular with many all over the country. The drink is an exotic mix of green tea leaves with spices, nuts and saffron.

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Romantic Bollywood Songs for the Vidaai Ceremony


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The Vidaai is one of the most emotional ceremonies at an Indian wedding. But who says that just because it is emotional, it has to be all about tears? The Vidaai is a beautiful ceremony that is as romantic as it is heartfelt. The ritual celebrates a bride’s entry to a new chapter of life. Ditch the tears and embrace romance instead! Here are some romantic Bollywood songs that are perfect for any vidaai ceremony at an Indian wedding.

their partner. After all, Maan Mast Magan, Maan Mast Magan, Tera Naam Dohraaye!

“Taare Hain Barati” – Virasat “Mere Sohneya” – Kabir Singh

This is the ultimate song for the brides who are die-hard romantics at heart. Also, if your vidaai is taking place at night, or taaron ki chhaon mein, then this is definitely your track!

“Saajan Ke Ghar Jaana Hai” – Lajja

If you are one of those whose eyes are always searching for or are always gazing at your partner, then this is your romantic vidaai song.

“Tere Bin” - Simmba

If you are a Bollywood bride, then this is your song! This is your romantic track if you can’t wait another minute to begin the rest of your life with your groom.

“Mast Magan” – 2 States Now what can be more perfect than this romantic track for the couple whose heart beats just for 108

This track is for the romantic groom who wants to let his bride and her family know that she will always be loved and you will always be with her. Check out this Rahat Fateh Ali Khan song that is perfect for you. DECEMBER 2019 - WWW.DESHVIDESH.COM


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“Jogi” – Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

For couples who are completely in love, this is the best song to showcase your romance during the vidaai ceremony. After all, with lyrics like Tere ishq mein jogi hona, Mainu jogi hona – nothing else can express your feelings better, right?

“Duniya” – Luka Chuppi Can’t wait to start your new life together? This song from Luka Chuppi is for the couples who are ready to start their new world together. Enter your new life together with some romantic tadka!

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“Naino Ne Baandhi” – Gold Be it the words, music or Yasser Desai’s vocals, this song is absolutely beautiful. Especially if you fell in love at first sight with your partner, then this should be your go-to romantic track for your vidaai ceremony.


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• You must be a general partner, executive officer, director, or a related combination thereof for the issuer of a security being offered. A non-accredited investor is any investor who does not meet the income or net worth requirements set out by the SEC.

How much can you invest The investment limits depends on your net worth and annual income: • If either your annual income or your net worth is less than $107,000, then during any 12-month period, you can invest up to the greater of either $2,200 or five percent of the lesser of your annual income or net worth. • If both your annual income and your net worth are equal to or more than $107,000 then, during any 12-month period, you can invest up to 10 percent

Qualifying the Investment There are several ways to qualif y and investment. The most important partis that the investment can only be made through an online platform of a broker-dealer or a funding portal. Companies may not offer crowdfunding investments to you directly, they must use a broker-dealer or funding portal. The broker-dealer or funding portal must be registered with the SEC and be a member of FINR A (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). To verify the registration status you may visit FINRA’s BrokerCheck. And to check if a funding portal is registered, go to FINRA’s Funding Portals Web page. You should always consider consulting with an at torney prior to making any investment decision. Risks W i t h a ny i nv e s t m e nt , t h e burden of due diligence lies with the investor regardless of the size of the investment. There are always risks involved with investments. Ability to resell your investment for the f irst yearand requirement to hold your investment for an indef inite period of time are two of the issues that need to be considered prior to making the investment. Please consult with your attorney and financial advisor prior to making any investment decisions. If you have any questions please feel free to reach me on my mobile 305-962-2631 or via email at aamirali@remax.net

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ICS New Years Eve Bash When: 12/31/2019, 7:00 PM Where: Maa Kitchen Banquet Hall 8206 Philips Hwy St 25, Jacksonville,32256 Contact: 904-770-5127 Host: Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville

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Atlanta Badminton Open When: 12/06/2019, 4:15 PM Where: Atlanta Recreation Club 2711 Pine Grove Rd, Cumming,30041

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Koti Live Concert in Atlanta When: 12/07/2019, 3:00 PM Where: DeSana Middle School

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5851 GA Highway 85, Riverdale,30274

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Khwab Sey Tabeer Tak When: 12/08/2019, 4:30 PM Where: Cecil B. Day Auditorium 3001 Mercer University Dr, Atlanta,30341 Contact: Inam M. Inamullah 678-978-4000 Host: Sadaf Farooqui and Inam M. Inamullah

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When: 12/21/2019, 7:30 PM

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BANQUET HALLS Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center www.Marriott.com/atlpc 770-730-3702 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 31

Hilton Charlotte Center City www.charlottebestwedding.com 704-331-4380 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 11

Hilton Daytona Beach www.daytonahilton.com 386-254-8200 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 67

Bonaventure Resort & Spa www.bonaventureresortandspa.com 954-349-5606 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 87 Coral Springs Marriott www.marriott.com/fllmc 954-227-4119 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 28 Deercreek Country Club www.deercreekclub.com 904-363-1604 EXT 222 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 72 DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld www.doubletreeorlandoseaworld.com 407-352-1100 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 55 Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay www.grandhyatttampabay.com 813-207-6630 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 26 Gulf Stream Park www.gulfstreampark.com 954-475-6952 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 41 Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa www.marriottharborbeach.com 310-350-8969 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 145 130

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Hilton Orlando www.thehiltonorlando.com 407-313-8458 See Our Ad on Page No. .................. 4-5

Miami Lakshmi Narayan Temple www.hindus.com 305-378-0281 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 123

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Hilton Orlando - Altamonte Springs www.orlandoaltamontesprings.hilton.com 407-830-1985 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 49

Miami Marriott Dadeland www.marriott.com/miadd 305-671-5620 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 81

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel

Hilton Palm Beach Airport www.palmbeachhilton.com 561-684-9400 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 18

Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort www.newportbeachside.com 305-949-1300 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 59

Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort www.innisbrookgolfresort.com 727-942-5541 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 79

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott www.marriott.com/PBIPG 561-630-1304 See Our Ad on Page No. ............. 74-75

www.raleighmarriott.com 919-571-5345 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 50

www.renaissancewaverly.com 770-303-3123 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 16 St Augustine Renaissance www.marriott.com/JAXBR 904-940-8635 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 71 St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ tpasb-st-petersburg 727-456-1425 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 61 Waldorf Astoria Orlando www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com 407-597-5500 See Our Ad on Page No. ...................... 3 BEAUTICIANS/COSMETICIAN Anju Thaker www.anjuthaker.com 954-554-8749 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 123 Makeup Glitz www.makeupglitz.com 407-473-5357 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 140 Niki Creations www.nikicreations.com 954-257-1918 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 95 Parul’s Beauty & Boutique www.facebook.com/parulboutique

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407-968-6090 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 99 131


BOUTIQUES Devi Boutique jaypatel9711@gmail.com 813-631-8400 See Our Ad on Page No. ............. 82-83 Le Trend Boutique www.letrendboutique.com 407-288-3304 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 88 Niki Creations www.nikicreations.com 954-257-1918 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 95 Parul’s Beauty & Boutique www.facebook.com/parulboutique 407-968-6090 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 99 BRIDAL SHOW MyShadi Bridal Expo 2020 www.myshadibridalexpo.com 954-784-8100 See Our Ad on Page No. ........ 119-148 CRUISES Anticipation yachts-Riverfront Cruises www.anticipation.com 754-368-6270 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 126 DECORATOR Anand Event Services www.anandphotoandvideo.com 954-214-5807 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 57

Photo Courtesy: Fine Art Productions Nikun Events www.nikunevents.com 407-448-7128 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 45

Pavan Events www.pavanevents.com 954-494-3567 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 140

NJP Events & Design www.njpeventsanddesign.com 321-474-4078 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 38

E-MARKETING The Arpan Group www.arpangroup.com 202-294-6184 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 12

Occasions By Shangri-la www.occasionsbyshangrila.com 407-614-2977 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 25 Weddings and Events Mall myweddingmystyle.com 954-336-2617 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 51

Dreams To Reality www.dreamstorealityflorida.com 407-592-9261 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 37

DISC JOCKEY Awaaz Entertainment www.awaazent.com 407-902-9639 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 109

Linen Connection Decor www.linenconnectiondecor.com 786-295-1969 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 139

Dudha Productions www.dudhaproductions.com 727-418-8498 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 125

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EVENT PLANNER Divine Occasions www.yourdivineoccasion.com 678-458-1199 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 126 Jennifer Matteo Event Planning www.JenniferMatteo.com 610-563-7635 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 29 Novare Events www.novareevents.com 404-962-8700 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 69 Tandoor Events & Catering www.tandoorpizza.com 954-746-6000 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 17

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Two Ladies and Events www.twoladiesandevents.com 727-772-3491 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 125 Weddings and Events Mall myweddingmystyle.com 954-336-2617 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 51

JEWELERS Bhindi Jewelers Inc www.bhindi.com 404-325-8755 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 13

Zevar Jewelers www.facebook.com/zevar22kt 954-742-5305 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 111

Devam www.houseofdevam.com 561-368-0057 See Our Ad on Page No. ...................... 2

MEHNDI Henna By Priya Shah www.facebook.com/hennabypriyashah 727-459-6448 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 95

Elite Fine Jewelry www.elitefinejewelryfl.com 954-447-2771 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 95

Niki Creations www.nikicreations.com 954-257-1918 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 95

HORSE - CARRIAGE Equishare Baraat Horses www.ebhorses.com 973-644-3355 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 111

Legacy Jewelers www.legacyjewel.com 678-699-7366 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 147

Tejal Henna www.tejalhenna.com 407-415-7994 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 109

Orlando Horse & Carriage www.orlandocarriage.com 321-278-8007 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 99

Malani Jewelers www.malanijewelers.com 404-298-7811 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 146

The Henna Company Miami www.thehennacompanymiami.com 786-368-2034 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 140

HOME FURNISHING Home Decorators of America www.thesonalfurniture.com 800-567-5686 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 27

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Mahesh Gor www.facebook.com/maheshgor61 407-699-7966 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 140 Miami Lakshmi Narayan Temple www.hindus.com 305-378-0281 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 123 Priest Chakravarthy www.priestchakravarthy.com 954-353-4543 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 140

Photo Courtesy: Pixel Collection Photography MUSICIAN Sa-Re Music by Pandya Family

www.fineartproductions.net

www.facebook.com/thepandyafamily

407-979-4749

973-902-8868 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 58 Sitar - World Jazz www.stephanmikes.com 305-479-3051 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 107

Priest Ramachandra Bhat

Fine Art Productions

www.floridahindupriest.com 248-526-1620

See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 23

RESTAURANT/CATERING

Infinite Loop Photography

5th Element Indian Restaurant

www.infiniteloopphoto.com

www.my5thelement.com

954-665-6835 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 47 Krishna Video & Photo Studio

The Arpan Group

See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 12 PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHY Anand Event Services www.anandphotoandvideo.com 954-214-5807 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 57

See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 14

www.ashokamiami.com

863-651-8899 See Our Ad on Page No. ...................... 9

www.arpangroup.com 202-294-6184

972-352-9607

Ashoka Indian Cuisine

www.krishnavideophoto.com P R COMPANY

See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 139

Sai Photography

305-456-8566 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 30 Bollywood Aroma

www.saiphotography.org

www.bollywoodaromaindiancuisine.com

321 315-1831 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 93 Zamana Photo & Videography

813-504-8549 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 70 Chowpatty Restaurant

www.zamanaphoto.com

www.chowpattyfoods.com

678-860-2921 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 35

732-283-9020 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 19

Digital Dream Studio

PRIEST

www.digitaldreamstudio.com

Acharya Ramesh Mehta

Lemon N Spice

407-791-6064

namasteamerica1@gmail.com

www.lemon-n-spice.business.site

See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 48

813-453-9334

954-388-5193

See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 139

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Maya Flavors Of India

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www.mayaflavorsofindia.com

www.deshvidesh.com

561-717-0999

954-784-8100

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New Punjab Indian Restaurant

The Arpan Group

www.punjabindianrestaurant.com 407-352-7887 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 66

www.arpangroup.com 202-294-6184 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 12

Tandoor Events & Catering www.tandoorpizza.com 954-746-6000 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 17 Taste Buds of India

WEDDING INVITATIONS

Invites & Events www.invitesandevents.com 954-797-8022 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 39 WEDDING PORTAL MyShadi.com www.myshadi.com 954-784-8100 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 60

954-302-2489

WEDDING WEBSITES MyShadi.com www.myshadi.com 954-784-8100

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Elegant Wedding Stationary elegantshaadicards.com

www.tastebudsofindia.com 786-346-1524 See Our Ad on Page No. ................. 128 Zaika Indian Cuisine www.zaikamiami.com 786-409-5187 See Our Ad on Page No. ........... 86-141 SARIS Devam www.houseofdevam.com 561-368-0057 See Our Ad on Page No. ...................... 2 TRAVEL AGENCY ExploraTours www.exploratours.co.uk 0208-202-0944 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 65 Puja Travels www.pujatravels.com 813-344-0744 See Our Ad on Page No. .................... 98 WEDDING BUSINESS MARKETING Desh Videsh Media Group Inc www.deshvidesh.com 954-784-8100 See Our Ad on Page No. ........ 136-137

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Classifieds HOUSEKEEPING/NANNY NEEDED Housekeeper Needed. Professional couple with 11 yrs son in Richmond, Virginia. Light cleaning, organizing, vegetarian cooking, laundry, household work. prefer live-in. Contact: 423-737-9608 Housekeeper Needed. Professional Couple With 15 Yrs Son In Naples, Florida. Light Cleaning, Organizing, Cooking, Laundry, Household Work. Prefer Live-In. Contact: 443-858-8587 Need A Female/Male Caregiver/ Companion For 97 Year Old Gentleman-In California. Call: 510-322-7157 Or Email: Lawjones400@Gmail.Com

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Hiring Cosmetologist, Hair Stylist, And Esthetician With Eyebrow Threading Knowledge. Must Be Hardworking, Punctual And Committed. Amy’s Beauty Salon, 305-336-2520. C-Store / Gas Station Help Wanted In Marion, SC. Part-Time Or FullTime. Single, Couple Or Family. Legal Status Required. Fluent English & Previous Experience Preferred. Call (347) 722-3169 Cashier Needed Immediately At Gas Station In Dawsonville Georgia, Contact : 334-350-7770 Full Time Help Wanted In Liquor Store In Atlanta GA. Legal Status Must. Experience Is Plus. Great Opportunity With Lots Of Hours For Young, Energetic Positive And Hardworking Candidates. Contact Shrey Patel 678-823-2696


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Shahi Bazaar / United Wholesaler 786 Grocery

851 Oak Rd, River Oak Plaza, Lawrenceville, GA 30044 770-972-5878 (Shahi Bazar) 678-205-5819 (Shahi Grill)

11510 SW 147th Ave Unit 7, Miami, FL 33196

Phone: (305) 752-9199

Desi Bazar (786) 467-7999

desibazar786@hotmail.com Spices

12244 Miramar Parkways, Miramar, FL 33025 In the new KOHL’s Plaza at Miramar Parkway Open 7 Days A Week - 10.00am to 10.00pm

Fresh Vegetable

Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi Grocery & Halal Meat

Apna Bazaar

10769 Beach Blvd, Ste 12 Jacksonville, FL 32246

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Sati Indian & Variety Store 715 N State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-977-6585, Cell: 954-324-5553 141


Advertisers’ Index ACCOUNTANT ENV’s Accounting ................................................................ 125 J&S Associates .................................................................... 128 Tejal Dhruve CPA LLC ........................................................... 78 ASTROLOGER Astrology & ESP Psychic Readings By Shanti .................... 110 Sri Durga Matha Astrologer Center ..................................... 102 ATTORNEYS Dehra Miotke ....................................................................... 107 Neelofer Syed ESQ ............................................................... 85 BANQUET HALLS Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center .......................................... 31 Bonaventure Resort & Spa .................................................... 87 Coral Springs Marriott ........................................................... 28 Deercreek Country Club ........................................................ 72 DoubleTree by Hilton-Orlando at SeaWorld .......................... 55 Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay ........................................................ 26 Gulf Stream Park ................................................................... 41 Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa ................................... 145 Hilton Charlotte Center City ................................................... 11 Hilton Daytona Beach ............................................................ 67 Hilton Orlando ...................................................................... 4-5 Hilton Orlando - Altamonte Springs ....................................... 49 Hilton Palm Beach Airport ..................................................... 18 Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort ............................................ 79 Miami Lakshmi Narayan Temple ......................................... 123 Miami Marriott Dadeland ....................................................... 81 Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort ....................................... 59 Palm Beach Gardens Marriott .......................................... 74-75 Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley ............................................ 50 Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel ...................................... 16 St Augustine Renaissance .................................................... 71 St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater ........................................ 61 Waldorf Astoria Orlando .......................................................... 3 BEAUTICIANS/COSMETICIAN Anju Thaker ......................................................................... 123 Makeup Glitz ....................................................................... 140 Niki Creations ........................................................................ 95 Parul’s Beauty & Boutique ..................................................... 99 BOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT Ace DJ ................................................................................... 17 BOUTIQUES Devi Boutique ................................................................... 82-83 Le Trend Boutique ................................................................. 88 Niki Creations ........................................................................ 95 Parul’s Beauty & Boutique ..................................................... 99 BRIDAL SHOW MyShadi Bridal Expo 2020 ........................................... 119-148 CREDIT CARD PROCESSING North American Bancard ....................................................... 15

CRUISES Anticipation yachts-Riverfront Cruises ................................ 126 DECORATOR Anand Event Services ........................................................... 57 Dreams To Reality ................................................................. 37 Linen Connection Decor ...................................................... 139 Nikun Events ......................................................................... 45 NJP Events & Design ............................................................ 38 Occasions By Shangri-la ....................................................... 25 Weddings and Events Mall .................................................... 51 DISC JOCKEY Awaaz Entertainment .......................................................... 109 Dudha Productions .............................................................. 125 Pavan Events ...................................................................... 140 E-COMMERCE Global AMS ......................................................................... 127 E-MARKETING The Arpan Group ................................................................... 12 EVENT PLANNER Divine Occasions ................................................................. 126 Jennifer Matteo Event Planning ............................................ 29 Novare Events ....................................................................... 69 Tandoor Events & Catering ................................................... 17 Two Ladies and Events ....................................................... 125 Weddings and Events Mall .................................................... 51 FINANCIAL SERVICES Atlantic American Partners ...................................................... 7 Smithdeal & Barry ............................................................... 125 FOOD DISTRIBUTOR Sky Speed Distributor ............................................................ 91 FUNERAL SERVICES Trinity Memorial Gardens .................................................... 109 Wages & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory .......................... 73 GROCERY 786 Grocery ......................................................................... 141 Apna Bazaar - Jacksonville ................................................. 141 Desi Bazaar ......................................................................... 141 House of India-Greenacres ................................................. 141 House of Spices .................................................................. 141 Patel Brothers....................................................................... 138 Sati Indian & Variety Store ................................................... 141 Shahi Bazaar - United Wholesaler ...................................... 141 HOME FURNISHING Home Decorators of America ................................................ 27 HOME IMPROVEMENT & MAINTENANCE Superior Home Improvement ................................................ 97 HORSE CARRIAGE Equishare Baraat Horses .....................................................111 Orlando Horse & Carriage ..................................................... 99


Advertisers’ Index INSURANCE AGENTS American Family Insurance-Lilburn ..................................... 140 Bill Daly Insurance ............................................................... 139 New York Life -Ohio ............................................................... 78 SDK & Associates Insurance Service .................................. 107 IT CONSULTING Contract Engineers ...............................................................111 JEWELERS Bhindi Jewelers Inc ............................................................... 13 Devam ..................................................................................... 2 Elite Fine Jewelry .................................................................. 95 Legacy Jewelers .................................................................. 147 Malani Jewelers ................................................................... 146 Zevar Jewelers .....................................................................111 LIGHTING World Smart LED ................................................................... 40 MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION Desh Videsh Media Group .................................................. 144 MEDICAL BILLING MedBills ............................................................................... 139 MEHNDI Henna By Priya Shah ............................................................ 95 Niki Creations ........................................................................ 95 Tejal Henna ......................................................................... 109 The Henna Company Miami ................................................ 140 MUSICIAN Sa-Re Music By Pandya Family ............................................ 58 Sitar - World Jazz ................................................................ 107 P R COMPANY The Arpan Group ................................................................... 12 PEST CONTROL Pest Depot.com ..................................................................... 89 PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHY Anand Event Services ........................................................... 57 Digital Dream Studio ............................................................. 48 Fine Art Productions .............................................................. 23 Infinite Loop Photography ..................................................... 47 Krishna Video & Photo Studio ................................................. 9 Sai Photography .................................................................... 93 Zamana Photo & Videography .............................................. 35 PRIEST Acharya Ramesh Mehta ...................................................... 139 Mahesh Gor ......................................................................... 140 Miami Lakshmi Narayan Temple ......................................... 123 Priest Chakravarthy ............................................................. 140 Priest Ramachandra Bhat ................................................... 139

PRINTING Desh Videsh Media Group ............................................. 80-144 Advanced Graphics & Printing Services .............................. 129 Desh Videsh Publishing ....................................................... 103 REALTOR Charles Rutenberg Realty ..................................................... 99 Coldwell Banker-Jyoti Laungani .......................................... 139 Keller William Realty -Coral Springs ................................... 139 Marcus & Millichap-Kabani Hotel Group ............................. 123 Romesh Panchal Realtor .................................................... 140 Sunny Beautiful Homes ....................................................... 139 Unity Real Estate Services LLC ....................................112-113 RENTAL SERVICES Weddings and Events Mall .................................................... 51 RESTAURANT/CATERING 5th Element Indian Restaurant .............................................. 14 Ashoka Indian Cuisine ........................................................... 30 Bollywood Aroma ................................................................... 70 Chowpatty Restaurant ........................................................... 19 Lemon N Spice ...................................................................... 94 Maya Flavors Of India ........................................................... 77 New Punjab Indian Restaurant .............................................. 66 Tandoor Events & Catering ................................................... 17 Taste Buds of India .............................................................. 128 Zaika Indian Cuisine ....................................................... 86-141 SARIS Devam ..................................................................................... 2 TEMPLE Ganesh Temple of Atlanta ................................................... 126 TRAVEL AGENCY ExploraTours ......................................................................... 65 Puja Travels ........................................................................... 98 WEB DESIGN Global AMS ......................................................................... 127 WEB HOSTING SERVICES Global AMS ......................................................................... 127 WEDDING BUSINESS MARKETING Desh Videsh Media Group Inc ...............................136-137-144 The Arpan Group ................................................................... 12 WEDDING INVITATIONS Elegant Wedding Stationary .................................................. 90 Invites & Events ..................................................................... 39 WEDDING PORTAL MyShadi.com ......................................................................... 60 WEDDING WEBSITES MyShadi.com ......................................................................... 60


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MyShadi Bridal Expo The Largest Event of its Kind Expo showcases the latest trends and products essential for Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Sikh weddings. Hundreds of brides and families attend each show!

Raleigh Sunday, March 29, 2020 Noon to 5:00 PM

Orlando Sunday, April 5, 2020 Noon to 5:00 PM

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6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819

Attention Exhibitors:

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v Find creative ideas and designs for all your events v Interview multiple vendors in one afternoon v Mehndi, hair & makeup demos v Taste scrumptious appetizers and wedding cake v Show discounts only for Expo attendees

Exclusive Shopping Boutiques:

Indian and Pakistani Clothing: Designer Saree, Designer Blouses, Lehenga Choli, Lehenga and Lacha Saree, Evening Gown, Party Wear, Churidar, Salwar, Tops, Kurti, Tunics & Indo-Western wear Diamond, Gold & Silver Jewelry: Fashion, Costume and Designer Jewelry Men’s attire: Sherwanis, Jodhpuris and Kurta Pyjamas

Destination Wedding Pavilion Booths Available

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Platinum Sponsors Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hilton Orlando (919) 781-7000 (407) 313-8458 www.raleighmarriott.com www.thehiltonorlando.com

The Arpan Group (703) 651-6670 www.thearpangroup.com

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