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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.


Pooja weds Mahul Indian Wedding at The Plaza Resort and Spa Photographed by Fine Art Productions

In August 2017, mutual family friends introduced Pooja Patel and Mahul Amin, and their love for food, movies, and college football helped them bond instantly.

In November 2018, Mahul proposed Pooja. At a gazebo near a pond in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, with the Atlanta skyline providing a perfect romantic backdrop, Mahul got down on one knee and proposed Pooja, who said “yes.”

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Given Pooja’s family lives in Florida, the couple chose The Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach for their wedding and reception. The wedding festivities began with a welcome dinner for their guests at The Plaza. Other pre-wedding events included a pithi ceremony and sangeet-mehendi both held at the hotel. While they handled most of the wedding planning details themselves, Pooja and Mahul hired same-day wedding coordinators to take care of the details on their big day.

The wedding’s color theme was turquoise, gold and ivory. Neil Patel from NJP Events & Design took the couple’s ideas and brought their vision to reality. He even incorporated Pooja’s favorite flowers – orchids and roses – in the mandap décor and reception centerpieces.

The biggest ‘wow-worthy’ moment of the wedding was their first look reveal. Mahul waited for Pooja by the beach, and she walked towards him as the sun rose in front of them.

Pooja and Mahul’s wedding included a number of beautiful, well-thought out DIY details. Pooja decorated the flower girl baskets herself, and she even put together all the welcome bags and itineraries for the guests.

For the reception, the newlyweds went with the same color and flower theme as their wedding. Pooja and Mahul entered the reception with NeYo and Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” playing in the background. The couple’s first dance was to “All Of Me” by John Legend. Their combined Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dance was to “Jab Koi Baat” by Atif Aslam and Shirley Setia. For the cake-cutting ceremony, they chose Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.”

The music at the wedding and the reception was a mix of Bollywood, old school Punjabi songs and hip-hop. They had many dance performances by both the bride and the groom’s family and friends. The best part of the night was when Mahul joined his sisters to surprise his bride with a special performance.

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Vaishali Weds Shivraj Indian Wedding at Sheraton Orlando North Photographed Fine Art Productions

When Vaishali Thakkar and Shivraj Patel connected through the dating app Dil Mil, little did they know that this connection would turn into a lifelong bond.

After texting for a couple of hours, Shivraj, who was in New York, decided to call Vaishali, in Chicago. Their first call lasted for over three hours. After this, neither the distance nor their busy lives could keep them apart for long.

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After dating for a year, Shivraj decided to propose Vaishali. As Vaishali loved beaches, he flew her out to the Don CeSar Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. As the couple took a stroll along the resort’s private beach, Vaishali saw “will you marry me” written in the sand with seashells. Shivraj got down on one knee and surprised Vaishali with a romantic beachside proposal (captured by a hidden photographer)!

On August 3, 2019, Vaishali and Shivraj tied the knot at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel. In addition to a pre-wedding pithi ceremony and Grah Shanti puja, the couple planned a garba evening, where the theme was Arabian Nights. Vaishali made her entrance on a “magic carpet” floating on clouds (of smoke), pushed by her groom.

For the wedding, Vaishali and Shivraj chose a temple theme, and the venue’s aisles were lined with extravagant cascading bells. Shivraj’s baarat was accompanied by a mobile DJ, and he entered the venue with “Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah” playing in the background.

Vaishali entered under a traditional phoolon ki chaadar, decorated with real flowers in colors complementing her dress and accented with fairy lights. She made her way down the aisle to the music of “Tujh Mein Rabb Dikhta Hai.”

The reception featured a peacock theme, and the venue was designed with colorful floral centerpieces of candelabras and peacocks. One of the most interesting décor elements at the reception were the two in-love peacocks made out of flowers matching the bride and the groom’s outfits.

The newlyweds first dance to John Legend’s “All Of Me,” was a magical moment accented with mood lighting and fog machines. The two looked as if they were dancing above the clouds, leaving guests gasping in awe!

During cocktail hour, DJ Sangeen kept guests entertained with a mix of Bollywood, Punjabi and Hip-Hop music. A few suprise dance performances were planned for guests, including two separate performances by the bride and the groom’s family.

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Gopita weds Ruby Indian Wedding at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Photographed by Rob Hurth Photography

A right swipe on a dating app Coffee Meets Bagel led Gopita Patel to her life partner Ruby Patel. When Gopita saw Ruby’s profile on the app, she almost did not swipe right as she thought he was too good looking. But fate had different things in mind, and Gopita and Ruby hit it off instantly.

After dating for 10 months, Ruby planned a proposal for Gopita. At the Redington Shores Beach, Florida, as they stood together hand-in-hand, staring at the ocean, Ruby got down on one knee and proposed to her. With tears of happiness running down her cheeks, Gopita said yes!

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Gopita and Ruby found their perfect venue at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, in Bonita Springs, Florida. The couple’s pre-wedding ceremonies included a mehendi night, pithi ceremony, and Grah Shanti puja, which were held in their respective homes.

For the wedding, Gopita and Ruby wanted to keep the decor simple, elegant and traditional for their outdoor wedding and used the colors red, white, and green. Their stunning white mandap was decorated with lines of red roses and cascading green leaves on top. A red floral Ganpati blessed the couple from behind their chairs, and the aisle was filled with red roses.

The bride’s outfit inspired the reception décor. Gopita wore an icy blue lehenga choli covered in glistening beads. She wanted the décor to be as magical and shiny as her reception dress. Everything had a touch of shiny silver and glistening sequin work. The centerpieces were a mix of candles with white roses and baby’s breath. The couple added many personalized DIY touches to their wedding such as creating the table numbers and seating charts by hand.

The couple entered the reception with their closest friends and family to a group dance. The group danced to “Saajan Ji Ghar Aaye.” Gopita and Ruby’s first dance was to James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Me Go,” which was sung by Gopita’s cousin.

Gopita’s sister Parita planned the entire reception, and there were a lot of happy surprises for the couple, but especially for Gopita. During a performance by Gopita’s brothers, Ruby surprised her by joining them and dancing to her favorite song “Jab Se Tere Naina!”

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