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TABLE OF CONTENTS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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FEATURED WEDDINGS: Julie & Sachin's Fab Fusion New York City Wedding

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Mamta & Manu's Timeless Auburn Wedding

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Tazin & Naveed's Enchanted Columbus Wedding

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Sunveet & Satwinder's Glam Hollywood Wedding

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Rupa & Shiva's Imperial Keswick Wedding

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Pooja and Purav’s Heavenly Houston Wedding

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MAHARANI WEDDINGS: WINTER 2012 With the holidays upon us, it’s time to rejoice with friends and family, and to be thankful for all that we have in our lives. 2012 was a record year for Maharani Weddings, and we are humbled and blessed to be surrounded by our loyal group of readers, creative vendors that constantly push the limits, and blissful South Asian weddings that never stop taking our breath away.

The December issue is dedicated to celebrating the one thing that remains at the top of our Christmas list: love. Our favorite moments from this issue are the way that our gorgeous couples look at one another, and how they are magically captured by their expert photographers. It’s the warmth of Tazin and Naveed, the innocence of Sunveet and Sat, and you haven’t seen true joy until you see Julie and Sachin on their wedding day.

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With the season filled with wonder and romance, we hope that you enjoy this issue as much as we do.

xo, Shawna Gohel Founder/CEO

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Š fab fusion New York City Wedding september 4, 2012 new york city

For the multi-event day, we started out simple and built on the glam with each subsequent event.

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We incorporated trees, flowers and candles into the American ceremony for an

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Don't get wrapped up in the little details of your wedding day. One day you'll laugh at what went wrong -- that only you noticed.

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My favorite part was our Central Park carriage ride at the end. It was the first time alone as husband and wife! 20

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Vendors Featured: Baraat: Madan Madi for Dhol, Chinese Dragon Dancers / Cakes: Essex House / Catering: Moghul Caterers / Cinematography: Cabana Pictures / DJs & Entertainment: Band - Craig Scott Entertainment / Floral & Decor: Elegant Affairs / Hair & Makeup: Nina Doshi / Ice Sculptures: Essex House / Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Patel Printing Plus / Lighting: Levy Lighting / Luxury Bridal Fashions: Om the Origin / Mehndi Artists: Mehendi Styling / Photography: Adagion Studio / Planning & Design: Rose Events / Registry: Bloomingdale's / Vidai: Horse & Carriage / Venues: Essex House

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20GorgeousGifts ANY MAHARANI WOULD LOVE

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Engraved Thank You Notes Crane & Co Because every Maharani has SO much to be thankful for this season. Crane, $19 per box AK Inspires Henna Book A coffee table book you will be mesmerized by! AK Beauty Shop, $19.99

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Glitter Bali Gia Kate Spade New York

Glitzy enough to be a handheld, yet slim enough to slip into your favorite purse without taking up too much space. Neiman Marcus, $33

Double Trouble Headwrap Flip it and reverse it! Perfect with jeans on one side, and your LBD on the other! shopbando.com, $65

Skylight Heart Necklace Engrave an initial, date, or special message on this beautiful necklace. Gemvara, $342


NEED HELP DROPPING A FEW HINTS? Leave your laptop open to Maharani Weddings 20 Gorgeous Gift Ideas, and we guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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Satin Cover LuxeTM Don't be surprised if your honey never wants to let go! Little Giraffe, $210 Baby Lamb Beige Once you hold one in your lap you’ll understand why you have to have one. Baby Lamb, $40

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Fit-and-Flare Lace Dress Robert Rodriguez NM + Target Sexy and sweet, this number will turn heads! Neiman Marcus, $99.99

Loveable Moose Anytime and in any language, love is still the best gift. Gump's, $17.99

Leather "Walt" Boots Vince Camuto Add an edgy exclamation point to your classic style. Nordstrom, $248.95

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Vintage Hankerchief All Vintage Hankies

Perfect for your purse, every Maharani needs a hanky on hand! Etsy, $8.95 Porta Teddy Softcase for iPhone Love Moschino The cutest, easiest way to find your phone in your handbag! Saks Fifth Avenue, $75

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iPad Mini

A Midsummer Dream Sari

Planning your wedding just became easier! Apple, $329

Ideal for all the summer weddings you will attend, this chic number will keep you dancing all night! Borrow it Bindaas, $195


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Foolproof Hostessing has never been easier with Ina in your corner! Barefoot Contessa, $35

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Somerset Pima Dress Lilly Pulitzer Casual & elegant, plus it's Pantone's color of the year! Saks Fifth Avenue, $98

Holiday Perfume Giftset in Hatbox Jimmy Choo You love the shoes, but who said that Choo was limited to your toes? Neiman Marcus, $145

Mini Lip GlacĂŠ, Rich Berries Laura Mercier Give lips extra sparkle, gloss and shine, with these collections of five color coordinated Lip GlacĂŠs. A great size to throw in your clutch! Neiman Marcus, $48

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Timeless a u b u rn w e d d i n g

Mamta & Manu's

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The ceremony overlooked a beautiful backdrop of trees -- it felt very organic and natural.

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Our wedding is a day that we will remember for a lifetime!

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Reading our personal vows to one another was a powerful moment.

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My advice to brides is enjoy every second of the day!

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Featured Vendors: Cakes & Treats: Gourmet Tiger / Catering: Moore's Mill Club / Cinematography: WalkOnWater Productions / DJs & Entertainment: Sketch Sound Productions / Draping: Design Productions / Favors: Royal Sweets in Decatur, GA / Floral & Decor: The Flower Store / Hair & Makeup: Bridal Elements by Nirjary Desai / Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Invitation Consultants / Lighting: Sketch Sound Productions / Luxury Bridal Fashions: Ceremony Lengha by Ritu Kumar, Reception Lengha: Frontier Raas / Mandap: Ahana DĂŠcor / Mehndi Artists: Bridal Elements by Nirjary Desai / Photography: MIDNIGHT CHAI Photography / Planning & Design: Maria Thacker Events & Consulting / Registry: Bed, Bath & Beyond / Rentals: Special Arrangements / Transportation: Express 85 / Venues: Moore's Mill Club

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Tazin & Naveed's

co lum bus w eddi ng may 27, 2012 columbus, oh

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We had two engagements: one where he proposed to me and one in front of our families!

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There he was! My almost-husband and best friend. In that moment, nothing mattered except that I was going to marry the love of my life.

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My advice is remember that you're marrying the love of your life.

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As I entered the wedding hall, I kept thinking,

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Featured Vendors: Cakes & Treats: Nanak Bakery / Catering: Cafe Istanbul / DJs & Entertainment: Sajin Reza / Fireworks: Target / Hair: Toria Leslie / Lighting: Haldi at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Wedding at Creekside Conference and Event Center / Luxury Bridal Fashions: Elan Boutique Atlanta / Luxury Travel Concierge: Holiday Inn Hotel Columbus Downtown, Columbus Marriott / Makeup: P. Dylan Snoor / Photo Booths: Encore Entertainment / Photography: Studio Uma / Venues: Haldi at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Wedding at Creekside Conference and Event Center

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Sunveet & Satwinder's HOLLYWOOD WEDDING june 25, 2012 hollywood, ca 54

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“My favorite part of the day was taking the four lamas, or vows, with my husband.�

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For the reception, we needed space to accommodate 600+ guests. Plus, the lighting at Tagylan is amazing! 60

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For my reception, I wanted to portray

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Featured Vendors: Baraat: Needle Free Pugs / Cakes & Treats: A Sweet Design / Catering: Nawab of India / Cinematographer: Robles Video Production / DJs & Entertainment: Needle Free Pugs / Floral & Decor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design / Hair & Makeup: Bella & Nella Beauty Salon / Invitations & Wedding Stationery: InviteInk / Lighting: Taglyan Complex / Photographer: Lin and Jirsa / Planning & Design: PinkRockEvents / Venues: Wedding at Sikh Gurdwara of Los Angeles, Wedding Reception at Taglyan Complex

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Rupa & Shiva's

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“My favorite part of the day was watching Shiva arrive on the elephant.�

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Happy marriages are all about the little moments, so enjoy each one on your wedding day.

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Featured Vendors: Cakes & Treats: IndAroma / Catering: IndAroma / Cinematography: Pacific Pictures / DJs & Entertainment: Volcanik Entertainment / Floral & Decor: Partyland Flowers and Event Decor / Hair & Makeup: Studio Sush / Lighting: Volcanik Entertainment / Mehndi Artists: Studio Sush / Photography: StoryMotion Studios / Planning & Design: Working Brides / Rentals: Select Event Rentals & MS Events / Transportation: Albemarle Rolls & Abbott Charter Buses / Venues: Mehndi at Keswick Vineyard, Wedding at Castle Hill Cider

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Pooja & Purav's

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The wedding was a candlelit evening ceremony and the reception had fall decor with mirrored accents.

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My favorite part was seeing each other on the mandap for the first time.

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We searched for venues that could accommodate a large crowd and give us the flexibility to

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My husband and I are

high school sweethearts. We dated for 10 years before getting married!

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Featured Vendors: Cakes & Treats: Who Made the Cake / Cinematography: A & A Video Productions / DJs & Entertainment: DJ Yogi-G / Favors: Michael's Cookie Jar / Floral & Decor: Wedding Flowers by Lisa / Hair & Makeup: Hilda Kershman / Lighting: Bright Star Productions / Linens: Elegant Beginnings Inc. / Photo Booths: Image Cinema / Photographer: Erik Clausen / Planning & Design: Schwartz & Woodward / Venues: Sangeet at Las Velas, Wedding at Hotel Intercontinental, Houston

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LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND

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