Seema and Anish’s Wedding

Here are some photos from the wedding we just did at the JW Marriott.. Wedding Day for Seema and Anish. How awesome do they look? The weather was a perfect 65 degrees. Yes, that is Katherine setting up all the Mithai for the ceremony. The bride and groom’s garlands were delivered from NY.. how cool. This baby was soooooo cute.. …

How Interesting!

I find inspiration in the most unlikely places.. I really love this centerpiece. I was crossing a hotel today in Manhattan and saw this lovely centerpieces.. It was so clean but the wired callas were so pretty. Goes to show you that you can find inspiration everywhere.  

Our Team at Dulhan Expo

We had such a great time at Dulhan Expo yesterday. The brides who stopped by our lovely booth had so many questions for us.. it was great. I really enjoyed meeting them and their parents. It is so cute when all the family members come to support the brides and make a family event out of it. Our booth looked …

Rain in Arizona!

Here I am… back in AZ! Yeah! Well trying to escape the cold weather of Philly/NYC did not work as it is COLD, COLD, COLD here! We did a wedding last Thanksgiving in Arizona for Meghana and Yagnesh and it was so cold. Kayleigh, Monica and I were frozen solid! The hotel was giving out beach towels and blankets to …

A Day in the life of our new Intern, Kristina

I haven’t even been working for Sonal J. Shah for a week, and I’ve already taken more notes than I did all throughout college. Of course, I am an American girl testing the waters of Indian weddings. I was fortunate that Sonal took a chance on a newcomer in the wedding industry. Luckily, she has been quite understanding as I …

From Neeti

Working in the wedding planning business has its ups and downs. Things can get really stressful one moment and plain old silly the next. Here are a coupe of silly moments that we’ve encountered through he months. We were in Virginia for a pre wedding event and Sonal mentioned that the location was easy to miss for our guests. She …

FALL IS SO PRETTY!

Every morning I look our out balcony and see the wonderful Art Museum! Yes, I have pretended to be Rocky and run up the museum steps. I love the Fall colors. I really like incorporating the Fall colors into weddings. Indian Brides can really use the trend of rust orange during this season with gold accents. We had a bride …

Finally Back in NYC!

Today I am finally back in the office in Manhattan. It is so exciting as everyone moves so quickly and there is so much to accomplish in one day! I really enjoy being in Manhattan. Most of our brides are all over the country but we have a handful here in NYC. We started to put the final details on …

Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?

Almost forgot to mention that the wedding of Rupali and Chetan is on tomorrow… Tues, Nov 4th at 7:00pm! 7:00 pm Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?: Let Them Eat Meat Cake An Indian couple hires Sonal Shah to throw a three-day wedding for 1000 guests, and Donnie Brown is hired to bring the swinging 60’s into the 21st century.

Back to Philadelphia– Finally

Well, after being away from home for 2 weeks.. I am finally back in Philly– HOME SWEET HOME! It feels so good to share the couch with my pookie… my husband, Jay. We had such a great wedding in Arizona. I know that all the weddings are terrific but the natural scenary of the desert was so unique! Harini and …

Sunny Arizona

Here we are… sunny Arizona. We are here for the wedding of Harini and Andy. They flew in from London a couple of days ago. We delivered the items to the Four Seasons Scottsdale yesterday. The weather is so beautiful and it will be so nice for their 200+ person outdoor wedding. Katherine flew in yesterday, amazed at how nice …

Dallas Wedding- Saturday Hindu Ceremony

The mandap looked truly amazing. I loved the way the submerged orchids and the tall curly willow branches worked out! The room we made dim so that guest would stay calm (a trick that really works). The focus on the stage and mandap was great. Our staff had to take a photo in front of this beautiful mandap. It is …

Happy Diwali Everyone!

Just wanted to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY DIWALI! We are done with our Dallas Wedding and now on to the next wedding in sunny Scottsdale, AZ! Dallas was great. I wanted to thank Luis, our banquet captain for being so wonderful and just doing everything we asked with a smile on his face. The staff at the Fairmont in …

In Dallas

It has been a crazy few weeks. I am in Dallas this weekend working on a wedding. I was in Birmingham last weekend. At least the economy has not really hurt the wedding business. I am trying to keep up to write more blogs but I guess I am not really a true blogger. We have a few more weddings …

Our Busy Summer

Our team has been busy this summer, and we have had quite a few weddings. We have been from Richmond to Washington D.C. to Upstate, Florida, and several in NYC. I cannot believe Fall is finally here. Here is a look back at some of our weddings: We did this lovely wedding in Utica, New York on Saturday, July 5 …

DOs and DON’Ts of Bridal Registry

I found a great article on wedding registry “DON’Ts” on CNN’s website. It’s straight to the point about the things you should and shouldn’t worry about while registering. There are great tips – from making sure your groom is involved (even if it’s just a little), to what to do if you receive something you don’t want or need. I’ve also put …

Unique Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are an important aspect of your wedding; they are a way of saying thank you to your guests, and with increasing travel costs it is really a great way to show your appreciation. However, it is important to find something all of your guests will enjoy, and also has a special touch. Edible wedding favors are always terrific …

New Color Schemes

With an Indian Wedding, almost all of our clients want to do new color schemes instead of the traditional Indian colors of burgundy and gold or red and gold. For the ceremony, it is ok to go with other colors! We have been telling our brides to take a fresh approach to color. I mean, come on, how many Indian …