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MyShadi.com, a member of Desh Videsh Media Group, is an online wedding portal that offers newly engaged couples and their families the tools needed to plan a modern South Asian wedding. From real wedding stories to a preferred vendor directory, MyShadi.com is the premier online resource for wedding and event planning. Since 2000, MyShadi.com has reached thousands of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean brides worldwide.

Priyanka and Priyank

In the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, Priyank Sipani and Priyanka Santhanakrishnan composed a symphony of love and celebration, weaving a tale that transcended borders and embraced the magic of modern romance. Their journey, encapsulated within the opulent walls of Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, unfolded as a vibrant tapestry, blending tradition with contemporary hues.

Their love story, a testament to the digital age, commenced on the virtual canvas of the DilMil app. Priyank, nestled in Atlanta, and Priyanka, amidst the picturesque beauty of Vermont, forged a connection that defied geographical distances. Five years of steadfast commitment, with the majority spent navigating the complexities of a long-distance relationship, laid the foundation for a love that knew no bounds.

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The proposal, a moment painted in petals, unfolded within the verdant embrace of JC Raulston Arboretum. An archway adorned with memories and a fragrant cascade of rose petals set the stage for Priyank’s heartfelt speech, weaving promises of forever. Tears of joy adorned Priyanka’s eyes as they sealed their commitment beneath a floral canopy, surrounded by the arboreal beauty.

To orchestrate this grand symphony, the couple enlisted the magical touch of Uthsaav, a decision that proved to be the linchpin of their celebration. The planning team not only curated the perfect ensemble of vendors but also choreographed a flawless sequence of events, allowing the families to revel in the festivities without the burden of execution.

Each pre-wedding event emerged as a canvas splashed with vibrant hues. The traditional yellows of Haldi, the pink, white, and gold palette of Mehendi, and the regal ambiance of white and gold at the Sangeet created a kaleidoscope of colors. The couple’s entrance on a decorated rickshaw during the Haldi ceremony set a jubilant tone for the festivities.

The wedding ceremony, draped in the elegance of white and gold, unfolded indoors at the delicate hour of 10 am. The sacred vows exchanged in the tender glow of morning light spoke of timeless commitment. The entrance, accompanied by the melodious Kesariya from Brahmastra, painted a tableau of pure love.

Bollywood beats and medleys transformed the Baarat into an infectious celebration of joy. The first dance, a medley of Kesariya Dance Remix, Morni Banke, and Show me the Thumka, transported the dance floor into a realm of bliss.

Priyank’s surprise flash mob during the Mehendi event injected an electrifying burst of energy into the celebration. The whimsical entrance on a decorated rickshaw during the Haldi event charmed the guests and set the tone for a weekend filled with revelry.

As Priyank and Priyanka reflect on their wedding saga, they impart a golden nugget of advice for future couples: cherish imperfections, revel in the unplanned, and savor every moment. For in the dance of love, perfection lies in the beauty of the unexpected. In the heart of Raleigh, where tradition intertwined with the contemporary, Priyank and Priyanka’s wedding journey became a fable—a testament to the magic that unfolds when two souls embark on a journey of eternal togetherness.  

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Tincy and Allan

In the heart of Dallas, Texas, on April 30th, 2023, Tincy Samuel and Allan Jeffry embarked on a journey that would forever bind their destinies. The enchanting celebration unfolded at St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church, followed by a regal reception at Knotting Hill Place in Little Elm, Texas.

The guest list boasted 280 attendees, all eager to witness the union of this dynamic duo. Tincy and Allan’s love story began unexpectedly at a store where Tincy worked. For Tincy, it was love at first sight, a feeling she humorously describes as Allan coming for samosas but leaving with a golgappa. Seven years of friendship and dating led to a magical culmination in marriage.

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Indian Wedding at St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church Allan, recounting their tale, likens it to a Hollywood/Bollywood love story, sparked by a chance visit to the store near his home. Their connection deepened over the years, leading to a proposal that was nothing short of a fairy tale. Allan orchestrated a proposal of unparalleled romance, renting out a space adorned with rose petals, candles, and heart-shaped signs.

With a heartfelt speech, he dropped to one knee, presenting a custom-made ring to Tincy. The ‘yes’ was instantaneous, and the celebration continued with friends, champagne, and indelible memories. Navigating the intricate dance of wedding planning, Tincy and Allan wisely enlisted the expertise of Tzahhia from Keestone Events. Juggling full-time work and academic pursuits, the couple found solace in a planner who seamlessly orchestrated the intricate details, ensuring a stress-free journey.

The choice of Knotting Hill Place as their venue was serendipitous, aligning perfectly with their royal theme. Tincy and Allan, both residing in Dallas, considered themselves fortunate to find such a majestic locale in their local vicinity. The wedding ceremony, held at St. Mary’s Church, embraced tradition with a focus on the reception’s regal theme.

Knotting Hill Place transformed into a royal spectacle, with a color palette mirroring the majesty of a king and queen. Throne-style chairs, crown-shaped candles, and fresh flowers adorned each table, creating an atmosphere that transcended expectations. The music, a fusion of Indo-American beats, echoed through the night. Dance performances by family members, including the bride and groom’s surprises, captivated the audience.

The grand finale, a dance floor spotlighting their custom monogram, left a lasting impression. From the entrance to the last dance, the music was a harmonious blend of cultures. The first dance featured ‘Naatu Naatu,’ surprising the crowd with the couple’s moves. Performances spanned languages and genres, showcasing the couple’s diverse background. Amidst the plethora of memorable moments, a ‘wow’ factor emerged in Allan’s surprise gift—a ceiling halo filled with flowers, a dream Tincy thought was beyond reach.

The revelation on their wedding day left her in awe, epitomizing the depth of Allan’s love and commitment. As a final note, Tincy shares valuable advice for brides-to-be: start early, hire a full-time wedding planner, and make it a joint effort with your partner. In their case, teamwork truly made the dream work, resulting in a wedding day that exceeded their royal expectations. In the tapestry of love, Tincy and Allan’s wedding was a masterpiece, woven with threads of tradition, modernity, and an abundance of shared dreams.

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Shelina and Deep

In the luminous desert oasis of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Shelina and Deep embarked on a journey of love on May 20, 2023. Their story began in October 2021 when fate intervened through a digital connection on Bumble. Shelina’s compassion and Deep’s kindness created a magnetic bond that, after a year of dating and family meetings, solidified into a love that felt utterly natural. The proposal, a romantic chapter written on October 21, 2022, unfolded in the nostalgic setting of their first date venue, Evo, and the charming Old Town. Under the night sky and by a fountain, Deep asked Shelina to be his forever, a moment swiftly shared with family over FaceTime.

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Weddings by Shy became the orchestrators of their dreams, weaving details with an impeccable touch. The decision to trust Weddings by Shy proved invaluable, allowing Shelina and Deep to revel in the joy of their events. A resounding recommendation echoed for couples considering a wedding planner, particularly Weddings by Shy. Choosing Arizona for their nuptials was a deliberate choice, captivated by the allure of greenery and the splendid Hyatt at Gainey Ranch. The pre-wedding events, from an intimate Mehndi to the grand ceremony and reception, embraced lightness and airiness. Bright marigolds adorned the Haldi, while a vintage Indian swing added charm to the Sangeet. DJ Sobash set the tone with Bollywood beats, accompanied by Dholi Dee. Deep made a majestic entrance on a white horse, leading the baraat, while the bridal party awaited at the reception site. The reception unfolded as a visual symphony. Shelina and Deep entered through an LED screen, enveloped by cold sparks, to the tune of “You are My Soniya” from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The dance floor, cloaked in clouds, witnessed their first dance to Arijit Singh’s “Kesariya.” The hall bloomed with white and pink flowers, draped in ivory with ethereal uplighting. Their musical journey ranged from Bollywood to American hits, and surprises abounded. An entrance slideshow chronicled their journey, and the Father/Daughter dance featured a heartwarming montage of Shelina and her dad. Amidst the vibrant celebration, Shelina and Deep shared advice for future couples—savor the weekend and let the wedding planner handle the magic behind the scenes. In the radiant tapestry of their union, every note played and every detail curated spoke to the authenticity and joy that Shelina and Deep brought to their unforgettable celebration.