Page 1

WINTER 2015/2016 Print/Digital

the

DECOR edition


©2015 Hotel Maya. A DoubleTree by Hilton

Make every second of your big day special by celebrating in style at Hotel Maya’s new Waterfront Mayan Pavilion, Lagunita, featuring 6,400 sq. ft. of configurable space. Guests can walk outside and enjoy panoramic views of the Long Beach skyline and 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible outdoor reception space. For reservations, call 562.481.3922. Visit HotelMayaLongBeach.com. Photo By: Lin and Jirsa Photography


23 acres of gardens / multiple ballrooms for up to 650 guests authentic indian cuisine: outside catering available or prepared by the hotel’s culinary experts

4 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 5


6 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 7


Wher e yo ur

8 southasianbridemagazine.com

d re ams b ec

y t i l a e ome r


Geri SimS

iS a leadinG

deSiGner in atlanta WeddinG decor and the event deSiGn induStry. With the uSe of Sheer fabric and a feW Well-placed acceSSorieS, Geri can tranSform

your ordinary Space into

an eleGant and SophiSticated venue.

We specialize in the following Wedding & event design Services: • Sheer Wedding drapery & fabric design & installation • Sheer indian Wedding chuppahs & mandap enhancements • iridescent beading & Wedding design • Wedding Stage covering carpet & Skirting • led & up event lighting • chandeliers for Weddings & events • fabric lanterns & hanging Wedding lights • atlanta Wedding decorations & event design Geri@GeriSims.com southasianbridemagazine.com 404.558.1300 865.567.2900

9


After graduating from The Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida, I began my career by designing for the private clubs of Miami and South Beach. Now, after more than 20 years in the Wedding & Event Planning industry, I reside in Atlanta, Georgia, where I have turned my passion into a successful business. My primary medium is Sheer Fabric. With this fabric, I can create ceiling and wall treatments, backdrops, entrance ways and much more, depending on your needs. Through your personal consultation and my talent for three-dimensional design, I am able to convert an ordinary space into a stunningly beautiful atmosphere. I will work directly with you and your Wedding Consultant to create the memorable and romantic setting that you deserve. Sheer Fabric allows me to transform simple wedding decorations from plain to elegant and sophisticated. With the use of Sheer Fabric, I can create entrance ways and dividing walls as well as wall and ceiling installations. These installations, combined with the appropriate lighting, can provide a beautiful wedding space. I can also create Sheer Fabric chuppahs, table backdrops, and table coverings.

10 southasianbridemagazine.com

Geri@GeriSims.com 404.558.1300 865.567.2900


southasianbridemagazine.com 11


v e n e h W

g n i h t y er

p e erfect b o t s a h

Geri@GeriSims.com 404.558.1300 865.567.2900


e d i t o r

'

s

n o t e

I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all those who contribute to help create South Asian Bride Magazine. The brilliant event coordinators, designers, decorators, florists, lighting specialists and of course the photographers. Thank you to all the brides and grooms who support us, share their memories with us and use SAB as their guide in their wedding planning process. We strive to live up to your expectations each and every time. --Sadaf H. Kherani, Publisher | Editor in Chief Credit: nadia d. photography, | www.nadiadphoto.com, Make-up: Corinne Fairley , Location: St. Regis, Atlanta

photographer // N adia D. P hotography planning + design + florals // D esign H ouse D ecor cinematography // O rtiz F ilms wardrobe + jewelry// P ernia ' s P op U p S hop , H ouse of D ivya linens+aceesories // L asar L inens rentals // L uxe R entals , R uth F iscal stationary // B ohemian M int models // S harifa E asmin , A rshia M oorjani , D iora Z iyaeva makeup // S harifa , A rshia additional mua +hair // S onia C. M akeup

SOUTH ASIAN BRIDE MAGAZINE, INC. info@southasianbridemagazine.com

ADVERTISING: 404.591.4142 | 888.956.6661 Copyright South Asian Magazine, Inc. No material herein or portions thereof may be reprinted without the consent of the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views/Opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the paper and no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof. Advertising copy and artwork are the sole responsibility of individual advertisers.

SHOP AT: www.southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 15


i n

14 | Editor’s Note 52 | Styled Shoot

16 southasianbridemagazine.com

20 | Indoor Stagin 58 | Styled Shoot

t h i s

i s s u e

32 | Styled Shoot 62 | Styled Shoot

40 | Styled Shoot 66 | Styled Shoot

46 |Styled Shoot 77 | Cover Feature


Photos by 5 West Studios

A Royal Estate of Affairs Celebrating the art of entertaining since 1919

Weddings & Celebrations A Castle to Call Your Own with Just One Wedding a Day 32 Guestrooms & Suites 路 Fine Dining 路 Golf & Tennis On the Gold Coast of Long Island between New York City and The Hamptons 135 West Gate Drive 路 Huntington NY 11743 路 631-659-1400

www.oheka.com


i n

t h i s

i s s u e

84 | Real Wedding

90 | Real Wedding

96 | Real Wedding

102 | Outdoor Stagin

116 | Real Wedding

122 | Real Wedding

128 | Real Wedding

134 | Decor+Design

18 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 19


d e c o r

indoor

MANDAPS + STAGING

on the right

photographer // N adia D. P hotography design + florals // D esign H ouse D ecor

20 southasianbridemagazine.com

lighting // B entley M eeker L ighting , T he P laza


southasianbridemagazine.com 21


photographer // J essica S trickland planning + design + florals // W eddings I n S tyle by R agini & S ima lighting // M asala E ntertaiiment


photographer // E levate C reations planning // E nvi E vents decor + florals // W eddings I n S tyle

24 southasianbridemagazine.com

by

R agini & S ima


photographer // W edding D ocumentary planning + decor + floral // A n ais E vents lighting // W icked E ntertainment

photographer

A mita S. P hotography planning

T racie D omino E vents

decor + floral + lighting

S uhaag G arden

southasianbridemagazine.com 25


26 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // C harmi P en a P hotography planner // S on al J. S hah E vents design + florals // D esign H ouse D ecor lighting // B entley M eeker L ighting , T he P laza southasianbridemagazine.com 27


photographer // A ndren a P hotography florist // 2C reate D esigns planner // Inter twined Events

photographer // D erek W intermute planning + design + lighting //

W eddings I n S tyle

by

R agini & S ima

photographer

G aciel S antan a P hotography planning

N ancy F ields , E legant W eddings & A ffairs decor + floral + lighting

S uhaag G arden

28 southasianbridemagazine.com

photographer // D erek W intermute planning // E nvi E vent P lanning decor // S uhaag G arden lighting // P rime DJ s


photographer // N adia D. P hotography planner // P roject B ride DC design + florals // P riti V erma , L'A mbiance lighting // B ollywood DJ s

photographer // P riyanca R ao P hotography planner // S on al J. S hah E vents design + florals // D esign H ouse D ecor lighting // DJ M an an S hah photographer

G aciel S antan a P hotography planning

S hiv P riya E vents

decor + floral + lighting

S uhaag G arden

southasianbridemagazine.com 29


photographer // D erek W intermute planning // P eter S amuel decor + design // U topian E vents lighting // S ketch S ounds

photographer // J im K ennedy planning + design + decor // K ismet E vents lighting // A mbiance AV 30 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // N adia D. P hotography planning // A psara E vents decor + lighting + florals // S uhaag G arden southasianbridemagazine.com 31


P

s t y l e d s h o o t

rincess bride

RAGar tistry + Weddings InStyle by Ragini & Sima


s t y l e d s h o o t

34 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 35


s t y l e d s h o o t


southasianbridemagazine.com 37


s t y l e d s h o o t

38 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // R.A.G. artistry creative director // R.A.G. artistry design + florals // W eddings I n S tyle

by

R agini & S ima location // M ontal uce W inery videography // T hread C inema event rentals/props // C r ush E vent R entals hair // G unn G lamour makeup // E rica B ogart M akeup A rtistry gar ters // L a G artier stationar y // E lly B E vents

southasianbridemagazine.com 39


s t y l e d s h o o t

Floral Decadance

nadia d. photography + Design House Decor


southasianbridemagazine.com 41


s t y l e d s h o o t

42 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 43


s t y l e d s h o o t

photographer // N adia D. P hotography design + decor // D esign H ouse D ecor hair + makeup // B ridal E lements , N irj ary D esai rentals // L uxe R entals lighting // DJ USA cinema // R are A ir F ilms wardrobe // S hehn aai C outure , E milio P ucci models // A vani M odi , M elanie K azmercyk


s t y l e d s h o o t


V intage O p u l ence Nudrat Owens Photography + Anais Events


s t y l e d s h o o t


s t y l e d s h o o t


photographer // N udrat O wens P hotography creative director // A n ais E vents stationer y // S haadi P apery fur niture, props and rentals // A n ais E vents venue // G arden T errace ,

S acramento C onvention C enter


s t y l e d s h o o t s t y l e d s h o o t

rustic rani photographer // S am J asper P hotography planning + concept // KIS C ubed E vents decor + design // C r ush R entals hair + mua + henna + styling

B ridal E lements by N irj ary D esai clothing // S hehn aai C outure jewelr y // B elsis C ollection venue // G o at F arm cinematography // W alk on W ater

52 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 53


s t y l e d s h o o t

54 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 55


s t y l e d s h o o t

56 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 57


s t y l e d s h o o t

58 southasianbridemagazine.com


s t y l e d s h o o t

one fine day Braja Mandala + Crown Weddings

southasianbridemagazine.com 59


s t y l e d s h o o t

60 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // B raj a M andala planner + designer // C rown W eddings florals // J ennifer C ole F lorals printed materials // J G race venue // O mni L a C osta R esort rentals // C oncepts E vent D esign linens // W ildflower L inens &

L a T avola L inens

southasianbridemagazine.com 61


s t y l e d s h o o t

62 southasianbridemagazine.com


s t y l e d s h o o t

A utumn feast

Braja Mandala + Wedding Elegance by Nahid southasianbridemagazine.com 63


s t y l e d s h o o t

photographer // B raj a M andala designer // W edding E legance by N ahid florals // K athy W right and C o venue // T he US G rant rentals // C oncepts E vent D esign linens // W ildflower L inens

64 southasianbridemagazine.com


s t y l e d s h o o t

southasianbridemagazine.com 65


s t y l e d s h o o t

hues of

MARSALA SYPhotography + Navjot Design

66 southasianbridemagazine.com

photographer // S yed Y aqeen , SYP hotography design + florals + linens // N avjot D esign venue + lighting // I nter C ontinental C hicago stylist // T he W edding D resser makeup // K ate J ohnson A rtistry menu cards // C eci J ohnson makeup // K ate J ohnson A rtistry gown // D illi D arzi place settings // H all ' s R ental modeling agency // G ala T ea


s t y l e d s h o o t

southasianbridemagazine.com 67


s t y l e d s h o o t

68 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 69


s t y l e d s h o o t

70 southasianbridemagazine.com


s t y l e d s h o o t

southasianbridemagazine.com 71


c o v e r f e a t u r e

Renaissance bride

nadia d. photography + Design House Decor

72 southasianbridemagazine.com


sharifa's wardrobe // H ouse arshia's jewels // H ouse

arshia's clothes // P ayal S inghal , T he F ashion E dit

nyc ,

P ernia ' s P op

D ivya of D ivya U p S hop of


74 southasianbridemagazine.com


sharifa's wardrobe // H ouse arshia's jewels // H ouse

arshia's clothes // P ayal S inghal , T he F ashion E dit

nyc ,

P ernia ' s P op

D ivya of D ivya U p S hop of


76 southasianbridemagazine.com


arshia's wardrobe // H ouse of D ivya southasianbridemagazine.com 77


sharifa's wardrobe // S amant C hauhan , P ernia ' s P op U p S hop 78 southasianbridemagazine.com


model's wardrobe // H ouse 80 southasianbridemagazine.com

of

D ivya


arshia's clothes // T he L it tle B lack B ow , P ernia ' s P op U p S hop arshia's jewelr y // H ouse of D ivya


Photography: Nadia d. Photography Set Design, Florals, Lighting: Design House Decor Cinematography: Ortiz Films Wardrobe + Jewelry: Pernia's Pop Up Shop (Payal Singhal, The Fashion Edit Little Black Bow, Samant Chauhan) House of Divya Clutches: Radhapriya for Pernia's Pop Up Shop Linens + Accessories: Lasar Linens Rentals: Luxe Rentals, Ruth Fiscal Stationary: Bohemian Mint Models with own makeup: Sharifa Easmin, Arshia Moorjani Model: Diora Ziyaeva Hair: Sonia C Makeup (Diora's MUA) Bombay Hair

Sharifa Easmin A Bangladeshi-born, NYC based makeup enthusiast who makes easy-to-follow tutorials on YouTube. Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/sharifaeasmin Twitter: www.twitter.com/sharifaeasmin Instagram: https://instagram.com/sharifaeasmin

Arshia Moorjani A beauty & lifestyle blogger based out of NYC. Along with her personal blog, she also creates beauty/fashion videos on YouTube. Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/happytreasuress Blog: www.happytreasuress.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/Arshia_Makeup


c o v e r f e a t u r e

southasianbridemagazine.com 83


r e a l w e d d i n g

Jahnavi and Bharat FLORIDA WEDDING // NADIA D. PHOTOGRAPHY + KIS CUBED EVENTS

Jahnavi and Bharat, the eldest on both sides of their families, it was bound to be no cost was spared as their families started to plan a BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING where Gujurat met Punjab for 650 guest who would travel from all over the world to Clearwater/Tampa, Florida. Both Jahnavi & Bharat are not only fashionistas but have a true inner Bollywood sprit! So their vision for the weekend could not be short of that, which was a weekend of Modern Elegance and Bollywood Glamour with unique elements. Jahnavi’s parents are long time residence of Tampa are very involved in the Indian community, where they attend many events, so they wanted Tampa to see things at their event that were not seen before, so together Dr. Rajan & Mrs. Rekha Naik put their creative thinking hats on with the design maestros at Occasions by Shangri-La led by Smita Patel, Remmal Karamsadkar & Rena Popat to work on that true WOW Factor! “My parents and I had crazy ideas such as a tunnel entrance and a 3D cake during our reception. We all thought it was over the top and impossible; luckily, we found a décor team that made it possible. The décor team executed it without any hesitancy and beyond our expectations. They surprised us with new and unique which we saw at the time of each event– such as fresh flower wall murals at the Sangeet, Techie elements at our reception with moving 3D floor for the Welcome tunnel embellished with elegant mirrored backdrop as an Entrance. We worked with them to design a custom 3D cake showcase which was projected in high definition video mapping with music, this truly is a concept that we have only seen at Disney, and we wanted it to be at our event, said Jahnavi!” Along with the integration of Technology the Naik family wanted to show the traditions of Jahnavi’s Gujurati heritage and Bharat’s Punjabi pride. The family flew in a music group from Gujarat with the head singer of Indian Idol Garima Shidke, which guest enjoyed swaying their hips to the beats for Garba & raising their hands for Bhangra. “We wanted everyone to experience the variety and creativity of Indian cuisines and it’s infusions. There were multiple flavored Chaats, Pani Puri Stations, Paan ice cream, Indo-Mexican, Indo-Thai and many more varieties that made choosing what to eat so much fun for our guest. We didn’t want anyone to feel that they would leave hungry or that there was not going to be something they liked, we made sure to cater to everyone’s taste said Jahnavi.” According to Jahnavi, it took an army of vendors to bring their weekend to life. “We were blessed to find vendors who truly love their careers! They worked hard during the planning process, and executed beyond our expectations, and never complained of what time it was or of any request that came from our families the weekend of. Our wedding planner was Nirjary Desai of KIS (Cubed) Event, who was available anytime to discuss the wedding, and help our families understand and integrate 2 different traditions, but also created a master plan that was so detailed that it would be hard for anyone not to know what was going on that day including our families, which left no question unanswered. Nirjary had a large team including a glam squad of hair, make-up, henna stylist that helped me & only focused on me which was so nice to have my own personal stylist team that made sure I looked flawless all day & was camera ready! “Over all our wedding was just amazing and both of our families could not have asked for anything more perfect and spectacular. We had the best Décor Team, Planner, Photographer, Cinematography (who showed a Same Day Edit of the weekend, which was just WOW), and the DJ’s from DC’s Dynasty just kept all 650 guest dancing till the wee hours of the morning! A wedding, especially a Big Fat Indian Wedding, is a joyful time but a very stressful time. It is necessary to have a communicative, receptive and enthusiastic team of wedding planners, decorators, DJs, photographer, videographers, caterers, but also, it is important to have family involved in the planning especially for a professional couple like Bharat and I. I couldn’t have done this without my parents; They were the driving force with their creative ideas, and endless planning efforts, we can’t thank them enough for all their unconditional love and support of making our wishes come true.” southasianbridemagazine.com 85


88 southasianbridemagazine.com


v e n d o r s

photographer // N adia D. P hotography planning // KIS C ubed E vents decor // O ccasions by S hangri -L a dj+sound // DC' s D yn asty venue // M arriot t W aterside cinematography // NSPG M edia mua+hair+henna // B ridal E lements by N irj ary D esai

family hair+mua // M ichelle R enee horse // D owntown C arriage boat // Y acht S tar S hip dhol // E cho B ell transpor tation // E mb assy L imo wedding catering // K hasiyat reception catering // N ew P unj ab haars // V ivek F lowers


r e a l w e d d i n g

Real Wedding

reema + kunal CALIFORNIA WEDDING // BRAJA MANDALA + EXQUISITE EVENTS From Exquisite Events We are very fortunate to have the clients’ trust to do repeat business with them. This particular client has four children and this was the third child’s wedding that we designed and planned. He is an absolute dream client and wanted to pull no stops for the celebration.  The fact that he trusts us implicitly also made it an extremely joyful planning process. We had a total of four months to plan their high-scale wedding with seven hundred expected guests.  There was one design meeting with the couple to understand their vision and style and a few subsequent meetings for the walk-through and vendor walk-through at the hotel.  Since the groom was from Seattle, they arrived a few days before the wedding and had their own celebrations and events.  We were fortunate to get both the ceremony and ballroom spaces the day before the event to do our install and set up. That was a huge help as this event had a lot of moving parts. By Friday night, our ceremony tent was all done with the exception of flowers and some minor tweaking and details. We woke up on January 24th to gusty winds that created a havoc in the tent.  The winds were so strong that chandeliers were moving violently and at times the tent ceiling was coming down.  Our initial design entailed bringing the outdoors to the indoors. The tent was going to be an open tent, but with the situation at hand, we decided to enclose the tent to provide comfort to the guests. The winds also posed a safety challenge with the rented helicopter that was to drop tons of rose petals at the start of our groom’s procession.  With us (Nikki and Madiha), safety comes first, so we were in close contact with the company. We decided to wait until half an hour before to make that call.  As luck would have it, the winds died down considerably to have a smooth baraat, petal drop, snacks on the waterfall lawn and then the transition to the ceremony, which went off without a hitch. The bride had a send-off in a doli which took the couple in the horse carriage to the front of the hotel for them to get ready for their grand reception. The Reception During the design meeting, our couple expressed the desire to have turquoise, which was the groom’s favorite color, and aubergine, which was the bride’s favorite color. The room was draped in eggplant with silver valances and featured a silver dance floor and chairs. We decided to do the flowers in jewel tones—therefore, deep purples, merlots and burgundy colors were used for centerpieces. All the square tables and the head table were dressed in Camilla Teal from Wildflower Linen. The stage was designed with mirrored and tufted panels and had a regal charm about them. The lighting was done in very soft pink and the ambiance was magical. The ballroom doors were opened amidst all the “Oooohs” and “Aaaahs.” Ribbon dancers and LED dancers performed elegant dance movements on the dance floor as the guests took their seats. The Grand Entrance featured dhol players and all eyes were on the couple as they went to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Bhangra dancers were hired to open the dance floor and the energy in the room was electrifying. Needless to say, our couple was over the moon with the entire event and we have not stopped receiving touching and lovely thank you notes to this day. We are excitedly looking forward to doing something beautiful for the last daughter and when the time comes we will be ready. southasianbridemagazine.com 91


v e n d o r s

photographer // B raj a M andala P hotography planner + designer + coordinator // E xquisite E vents florist // T ic T ock tent // R aj T ents caterer // M anohar D elhi P alace helicopter // C hannel I sland H elicopters dj // S pecial O ccasions

enter tainment // K armagraphy linens // W ildflower L inens horse car riaget // E nchanted C arriages venue // F our S easons , W estlake V illage caterer // M anohar D elhi P alace video // A vec L umiere mua+hair // D esign V isage


96 southasianbridemagazine.com


r e a l w e d d i n g

BINDIYA + JAY GEORGIA WEDDING // R.A.G ARTISTRY + KIS CUBED EVENTS Jay and I have known each other forever! We actually met through a mutual friend after college. Initially we didn't start dating, until a year later. Our relationship started out with friendship, which was really important because we had a very hard & long courtship. Officially we started dating when I left to go on a 5 week trip overseas. as I wanted one last vacation before starting medical school in Antigua. We would see each other every month while I was in the Caribbean, along with during my rotations and residency. The two of us never really lived in the same city until we got married! Our courtship and dating period was about 8 years before Jay proposed on Jan 12, 2014 ( which coincidentally was the day after my 31st birthday!) at Atlantic Station located in the heard of the city. My beloved surprised me by having our sweet friendor (friend/vendor) Rachael from R.A.G Artistry capture the proposal, and shortly after my best friends show up to celebrate with us!!! Jay had spent so much time thinking this out that he didn’t miss a detail to where he even let my parents be a part of the proposal, and soon after we celebrated with our friends, siblings and parents! It truly was perfect and so thoughtful, I could not have asked for anything more. Like most couples we wanted to enjoy the process of being engaged since finally I was working and living in Atlanta, and Jay was in the same city. We were engaged for 10 months before we started planning our wedding, which was a 5-month long process from the time we booked our venue till the big day. Every night we had a different theme for each event. The week of events started on Wednesday night with our Mendhi night for our immediate family held at the B-Loft owned by Eliana Baucicault. This beautiful industrial-style venue was also perfect for our Casino Themed Welcome Party on Thursday evening. Followed by the remaining festivities being staged at the gorgeous Grand Hyatt Buckhead which started Friday morning with our Saatak and later that evening a colorful Sangeet, which was, lively, fun and unique filled with amazing performances from An Ka Fo an African Dancing group which was to signify my family’s background of being raised and living in Africa, along with the Emory University Karma Bangra team Jay loves to support and have truly set the hype for the evening and got all of our guest more excited for the next day’s Wedding & Reception festivities to take place. The wedding was truly flawless with a floating like feel Mandap, a circular seating so all guest got a few of us and Jay arriving in a Maserati, to the Reception being chic, clean, and stylish with Aerial Champagne performers and Fire Dancers from the Element Acrobatic Performers who entertained our guest from the time the doors open, to a unique entrance for Jay & I with a kabuki drop and an extravagant display if indoor pyrotechnics! We truly were on cloud 9 to hear the crowd and our guest get so pumped up!!! We could not have done this without the help of our wedding planner/industry friend Nirjary Desai from KIS (Cubed) Events and her team. Both Jay & I were very blessed and fortunate to have had the best vendors in the industry who also happen to be our friends and now more so then friends our family, since Jay spends so much time with everyone on the weekends working. The beauty of our wedding was that Jay & I fully trusted everyone completely who not only did their job, but went above and beyond to deliver nothing short of a perfect weekend to us. Our events truly were carried out effortlessly, and all our friendors really put their heart and soul into our wedding from our amazing wedding pictures taken by Rachael Gliebe of RAG Artistry, to Paul & Elaine Larsen of Walk on Water Productions with our fairy tale wedding video , and last but not least the lovely Ragini Patel of Weddings InStyle with our gorgeous custom floral mandap, kabooki drop, floral, and beautiful decor! It was hard for Jay who also owns Indaglow Productions, because he was not only a vendor but also a groom. Our families can't thank Jay and his team for the countless hours of work they put before and during the wedding festivities. While, I like any bride was getting dolled up for my events, my husband was ensuring all details of our wedding were flawless from his exclusive LED casino tables, couture furniture to our colorful custom dance floors and bars and of course all the beautiful lighting & production that went into adorning the décor and setting the mood for each event flawlessly. All I can say is that without the people involved the amazing weekend would not have been possibly, but more so my wedding was not only everything Jay & I envisioned and imagined but 100 times better! southasianbridemagazine.com 97


v e n d o r s

photographer // R.A.G A rtistry floral+decor // W eddings I n S tyle by R agini & S ima lighting+production+lounge fur niture+floor s

I ndaglow P roductions planning // KIS C ubed E vents henna + styling // B ridal E lements mua // E rica B ogart B eauty hair // G unn G lamour

by

N irj ary D esai

hair + mua for prewed // N adia H ussain sataak photography // P eter N guyen cinematography // W alk on W ater venue // G rand H yat t B uckhead mehndi/casino venue // T he B L oft sangeet/reception catering // C afe B omb ay sataak/wedding catering // T hali R estaurant


d e c o r

102 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // A ndren a P hotography florist // 2C reate D esigns planner // I ntertwined E vents venue: // P elican H ill R esort

outdoor

MANDAPS + STAGING

southasianbridemagazine.com 103


photographer // Y ogi P atel , G lob al P hotography planning+design+florals // E thnic E ssence

104 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // S herman C hu P hotography planning+design+florals // A n ais E vents

photographer // J oseph P ascu a P hotography planning+design+florals // A n ais E vents

photographer // Y ogi P atel , G lob al P hotography planning + design+florals //

U nique F lowers & D ecor

southasianbridemagazine.com 105


106 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // L in & J irsa P hotography planning+design // S onia S harma E vents & D esign floral design // T ick -T ock C outure F lorals linens+rentals // R evelry E vent D esigners lighting // A mbiance AV

southasianbridemagazine.com 107


photographer // B raj a M andala planning // B l ue L otus I nsights decor+design // S hawn a Y amamoto D esigns lighting // 3D S ounds

photographer // A ndren a P hotography planning // E legant E vents by N utan S hah floral design // N isie ' s E nchanted F lorist decor+rentals // K umb a venue // R itz -C arlton , L agun a N iguel 108 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer r // N adia D. P hotography planning // KIS C ubed E vents decor // O ccasions by S hangri -L a

southasianbridemagazine.com 109


photographer // G aciel S antan a P hotography planning // S on al J. S hah E vents decor+floral // S uhaag G arden 110 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // J ashim J alal S tudios planning // P remini E vents decor+design // D esign H ouse D ecor lighting // DJ U sa

photographer // L in & J irsa P hotography planning // DNT E vents decor+floral // E thnic E ssence southasianbridemagazine.com 111


photographer // W edding D ocumentary design + decor // S uhaag G arden

photographer // Y ogi P atel , G lob al P hotography planning + design + florals // E xquisite E vents

112 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // Y ogi P atel , G lob al P hotography planning // E xquisite E vents deocr + floral // H idden G arden F lowers

photographer // Y ogi P atel , G lob al P hotography planning // P ink R ock E vents decor + florals // S qu are R oot D esigns


114 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // L in & J irsa P hotography planning // P ink R ock E vents floral // S qu are R oot D esigns

southasianbridemagazine.com 115


r e a l w e d d i n g

Nishant + Ranju WASHINGTON DC WEDDING // KEITH CEPHUS PHOTOGRAPHY + WORKING BRIDES Nishant and Ranju met in September 2005 when they were both young college students at the University of Maryland (go Terps!). Nishant was a junior and Ranju was just starting her freshman year. From the moment they started dating, Nishant has been full of surprises. From birthdays and anniversaries to the most magical proposal in the middle of the University of Maryland, Nishant has a way of keeping Ranju guessing every “step” of the way. Lots of “steps” and 8 (yes, 8) years later, Nishant popped the question. He enlisted his friends and their families to pull off the most romantic proposal on the middle of campus where Nishant and Ranju first met. Nishant decided he would light up the busiest library on campus in hundreds of lights, equipped with Ranju’s favorite songs playing from the roof to surprise his soon to be fiancé. Of course, Ranju said yes and then the fun part started…wedding planning! The easiest part for the couple was picking a venue. Years prior to getting engaged, the couple had attended a wedding of a friend and as soon as Ranju walked in, she told Nishant “one day I’m going to get married here.” Laughing it off as a joke, neither of them thought about it again for many years. Now that the time had come, Ranju didn’t waste any time tacking down her dream venue at Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Once the venue was taken care of, the couple decided photography and videography were the next big tasks, choosing Keith Cephus Photography and East West Videography to capture their special weekend. Photo and video were very important to them so they went with the best. Being the epitome of a girly girl, Ranju then spent months and months figuring out the details of her décor with Priti Verma at L’Ambiance Décor. Ranju knew she wanted a simple traditional theme for her wedding ceremony, being that the venue in itself is so ornate, but she wanted something ultra modern, chic and romantic for the reception. She decided on blush pinks and white with hints of gold, all topped off with a custom white light up dance floor from A Starlit Experience. Once all those details were set, the couple knew they needed to ensure that all of their guests were taken care of. This was actually one of the most difficult tasks for the couple because they knew their loved ones would remember 1) how much they danced and 2) how well they ate! They set out to find the best caterer and DJ in the Washington, D.C. area. They decided on Bollywood Bistro because of their expertise in incorporating modern, trendy details into traditional Indian cuisine. They also used Windows Catering to provide all other necessities, like lounge furniture and LED lit up bars. They decided on DC Dynasty for their DJ’ing and lighting services because they knew they’d be able to get everyone on the dance floor! Once all of these big things were settled, Ranju hopped on a plane to Delhi to get all of her wedding trousseau! The wedding day went off without a hitch (thanks to their wedding coordinator, Working Brides) with just a quick thunderstorm for good luck! As the ceremony ended and guests started pouring into the cocktail hour and rooftop terrace, the night turned into a magical celebration of the couple’s love, filled with dance performances, fantastic family speeches, and a ton of laughs from a take on a “Comedy-Central Roast” compiled about the couple by their closest friends. As the couple has now “officially” started their lives together, they’ve just finished construction on their new home in Fulton, MD and moved this August. They’ve been enjoying getting settled in and Ranju has even compared wedding planning to decorating their new home- the options are endless and the smallest details make the biggest difference! In their free time, the couple enjoys spending time with their families and watching the Redskins play on Sundays during football season!


v e n d o r s

photographer // K eith C ephus P hotography venue // A ndrew M ellon A uditorium planner // W orking B rides cinematography // E ast W est V ideo P roductions dj // DC D yn asty florist + decor // P riti V erma , L'A mbiance horse // H armon ' s C arriages

catering // B ollywood B istro , W indows C atering cake // C lassic B akery dance floor // A S tarlit E xperience hair + mua ranju // S uman K hosla hair + mua shanu's family // M ala A min av/lighting // TEBJR family hotel // JW M arriot t


r e a l w e d d i n g

SARAH + PRANAV NEW JERSEY WEDDING // PHOTOSMADEEZ + KM EVENTS MGMT. Pranav and I met in 2014 on an online dating site. We hit it off immediately and quickly discovered how much we had in common. In fact, our families had known each other for quite some time and my dad had tried to set us up years ago! Being with each other felt so right and we got engaged a few months after meeting. We immediately jumpstarted the wedding planning process. We toured a lot of different venues in northern and central New Jersey and finally decided on The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The journey to our wedding day was so amazing! I wanted the day to be unique and special. I envisioned a romantic, candle-lit setting with shades of blush pink, ivory, and hints of gold and Design House DÊcor was able to execute our ideas perfectly. The asymmetrical floral mandap was beautifully created and something we had never seen before. Our favorite part was when Pranav and I got to take a look at our reception and stage decor before the night started. It was such an intimate moment filled with excitement and nervousness. It finally began to sink in that we were husband and wife! Guests enjoyed scrumptious appetizers, signature cocktails, and a delicious buffet that had many varieties of food. DJ USA kept the crowd lively and entertained all night—it was a non-stop celebration! We wanted to do something really special for our guests and decided on a spectacular Viennese Dessert Hour show that had over 250 kinds of desert. Everyone still raves about it today! We selected the best vendors in the wedding industry and were so impressed and satisfied with the professionalism and service on our special day. As the night finally came to a close, we were able to reflect on how amazing the journey to our wedding day was. We were overwhelmed by the love in the room and could feel how happy everyone was. Pranav and I are so thankful for everyone who helped us get to where we are today. Being surrounded by loving friends and family as you embark on a new chapter in your life is so magical!


v e n d o r s

photographer // P hotos M ade E z planning // KM E vents M an agement floral + design // D esign H ouse D ecor cinematography // T win P roductions dj // DJ USA mua // M ercedes C rescimbeni venue // T he V enetian catering // B ukhara G rill


r e a l w e d d i n g

Arpeeta + Arpan CALIFORNIA WEDDING // DUKE PHOTOGRAPHY + DAVID TUTERA The love story started in Jr. High when Arpan asked Arpeeta out to the school dance. Ever since that day the two have been inseparable. Fast forward 10+ years and the two were about to embrace on the next chapter of their lives. Arpan and Arpeeta were so excited for their traditional multiple day Indian wedding in San Francisco and most importantly they couldn’t wait to spent it with all their family and friends from all over the world. Arpeeta wore a gorgeous Manish Malholtra lengha, when Arpan saw her for the first time on their wedding day all he could say was “Wow” with the biggest smile on his face. They had an emotional and traditional ceremony full of love. They danced the night away at their reception and couldn’t have asked for a better day. Arpeeta and Arpan jetted off on their month long honeymoon; they adventured off to Bora Bora, New Zealand, and Australia. And the perfect love story continued!


v e n d o r s

photographer // D uke P hotography planning + design // D avid T utera cinematography // T he Y odsukars lighting + av // G ot L ight dj // DJ K hanvict rentals // C lassic P arty R entals catering // P aula le D uc

cake // P erfect E ndings valet // S oiree V alet

horse // H ackney H orse and C arriage baraat band // F usion R o ad S how venue // L egion of H onor transpor tation // P eninsula T our & E C harter bride's wardrobe // M anish M alhotra


reception

134 southasianbridemagazine.com

DECOR + DESIGN


s t y l e d s h o o t

photographer // A ndren a P hotography florist // J acob M aarse planner // I ntern ation al E vent C ompany design + decor // R evelry E vent D esigners lighting // I mages by L ighting

southasianbridemagazine.com 135


photographer // D erek W intermute decor + floral + lighting // W eddings I n S tyle

by

R agini & S ima


photographer // Y ogi P atel , G lob al P hotography planning // E xquisite E vents deocr + floral // H idden G arden F lowers

photographer // planning // E nvi decor + floral // lighting // P rime

138 southasianbridemagazine.com

D erek W intermute E vents

U topian E vents DJ s


photographer // A ndren a P hotography florist // T he E mpty V ase planner + design // S onia S harma E vents decor + design: // R evelry E vent D esigners lighting // I mages by L ighting

southasianbridemagazine.com 139


140 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // A ndren a P hotography florist // T he E mpty V ase planner + design // S onia S harma E vents decor + design: // R evelry E vent D esigners lighting // I mages by L ighting southasianbridemagazine.com 141


photographer // N adia D. P hotography planning // E vents by H ala design + decor // E legant A ffairs lighting // DJ R ocky


f a s h i o n

photographer // D erek W intermute planning // E nvi E vent P lanning decor // S uhaag G arden lighting // P rime DJ s

photographer // D erek W intermute decor + floral // U topian E vents

photographer // W ill C aden a P hotography planning // T he W edding C ompany decor + design // D esign H ouse D ecor lighting // B entley M eeker


photographer // J im K ennedy planning + design + decor // K ismet E vents lighting // A mbiance AV


photographer // A lexis A dams planning // P remini E vents design + decor // E legant A ffairs lighting // P egasus P roductions

photographer r // L in & J irsa planning // P ink R ock E vents florist // S qu are R oot D esigns

f a s h i o n


f a s h i o n

photographer // A ndren a P hotography florist // E vents by S ammy planner // L isa S impson W eddings


148 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // S am J asper planning // KIS C ubed E vents design + decor // W eddings I n S tyle

by

R agini & S ima lighting // I ndaglow P roductions venue // R itz C arlton , A tlanta

southasianbridemagazine.com 149


photographer // D uke P hotography planning // D elicate D etails design + decor // B ut terfly F loral venue // F our S easons , W estlake V illage

150 southasianbridemagazine.com


photographer // J ashim J alal S tudios planning // P remini E vents decor + design // D esign H ouse D ecor lighting // DJ U sa

southasianbridemagazine.com 151


photographer // D uke P hotography florist // P etals LA venue // T aglyan C omplex lightingta // T aglyan C omplex

152 southasianbridemagazine.com


southasianbridemagazine.com 153


The Decor Issue 2015  

South Asian Bride Magazine

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you