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    Choosing the Right Photographer to Capture Your Memories

    By Rina Shah, CEO and founder of The Arpan Group Once couples and their families settle on a venue and choose a wedding date, the next important item on the list of wedding-to-dos is often choosing a photographer. You found a gorgeous backdrop for your …

  • Dulhan the Diva

    Dulhan the Diva

    The avant-garde bridal collection in all its glittering glory showcased during the recent fashion weeks by internationally acclaimed Indian designers corroborates that lehnga-cholis, still the most sought-after wedding trousseau, have undergone scintillating twists. What’s more, with its fast-evolving fashion trend, the bridal sari fad refuses …

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    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Choosing a Wedding Caterer By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group

    For South Asians, weddings are just as  much about celebrating a couple’s nuptials as about the festive food! Chances are guests may not remember intricate details from a wedding, but they will certainly recall memorable dishes and delectable desserts. One to five or more events …

  • Pre-Wedding Photo Shoots are a Must

    Pre-Wedding Photo Shoots are a Must

    One of the latest trends in wedding photography is the pre-wedding shoot and by the looks of it, it’s here to stay. By Taniya Talukdar By now you must have figured out what we mean by a pre-wedding photo shoot – when soon-to-be-newlyweds select a …

  • Five Must-Haves at an Indian American Wedding

    Five Must-Haves at an Indian American Wedding

    Hosting an Indian American wedding and not sure how to “Indianize” it? Fret not! Read on to know the five must-haves that will make your’s an authentic one.By Taniya Talukdar Indian weddings are grand and memorable, so even someone who hasn’t attended an authentic one …

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    2016 Atlanta MyShadi Bridal Expo: Vendor Profile

    Congratulations to the Booth Décor competition winner from the 2016 Atlanta My- Shadi Bridal Expo – Sterling Décor by Kalpana Patel! A native of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Kalpana Patel has been “living the American dream” for the past 30 years in Atlanta, Georgia. Patel, owner of …

  • A Journey Down the Aisle to Fitness by Nisha Jani

    A Journey Down the Aisle to Fitness by Nisha Jani

    While you work backwards on your wedding planning, keep your health and fitness in mind. It can make all the difference during the actual event- as well as in those photographs you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid, or mother of the bride, this …

  • Mandaps, Marriage, and Mexico: Planning a Cultural Destination Wedding

    Mandaps, Marriage, and Mexico: Planning a Cultural Destination Wedding By Rina Shah, The Arpan Group

    Crystal blue waters crashing down on a pristine white beach, while a gentle breeze ruffles through the palm trees. An elegantly draped mandap glistens in the sunshine, while an intimate crowd eagerly watches two people embark on the journey of a lifetime. Sounds like a …

  • 2016 MyShadi Bridal Expos

    2016 MyShadi Bridal Expos

    For over six years, MyShadi Bridal Expo has been offering newly engaged couples and their families a firsthand look at the latest trends in event and wedding planning. Hosted by Desh Videsh Media Group, the bridal show takes place on one afternoon, with hundreds of …

  • 2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo: Vendor Profile The Straz Center

    2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo: Vendor Profile The Straz Center

    Congratulations to the Vendor Facebook raffle winner from the September 2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo. Many of the MyShadi Bridal Expo vendors are active participants on social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The September winner of the vendor Facebook raffle was Lainey Dunn, …

  • Archana Kochhar : Fashion, Beauty, and Haute Couture

    Archana Kochhar : Fashion, Beauty, and Haute Couture

     Having recently earned the Anokhi Excellence in Design 2015 award in Toronto, Canada, Mumbai-born designer Archana Kochhar continues to mesmerize the fashion circuit as she has done for more than a decade. A commerce and business management student, Archana followed her passion for fashion and …

  • Bridal Beauty Tips by By Karuna Chani

    Bridal Beauty Tips by By Karuna Chani

    Some say a bride’s wedding day, is the most important day of her life. A special moment, when two people commit to loving and caring for each other through the highs and lows of life. And on that special day, a bride wants to look …

  • 2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo

    2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo

    Half an hour before doors were set to open, excited brides, moms, and (even some dads!) were lined up in front of the ballroom entrance at the Hilton Orlando. The 2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo, which showcased the latest in South Asian wedding and event …

  • 2015 MyShadi Bridal Expo Fashion Show Fort Lauderdale

    2015 MyShadi Bridal Expo Fashion Show Fort Lauderdale

    Shaheen’s Collection first began about 10 years ago, at first, it was more casual and semi party. My clothing line was liked by all and it was the people’s overwhelming response that encouraged me to venture into bridal wear. In Bridal wear there are dresses …

  • Your Wedding Decorator: Finding the Right Touch By Rina Shah

    Your Wedding Decorator: Finding the Right Touch By Rina Shah

    From lavish designs and bold colors to pastel florals and subtle centerpieces, weddings can be the ultimate expression of a couple’s personality. Through intricately designed mandaps, lush, fragrant florals, and creative use of color, couples can personalize nearly every aspect of their wedding decorations. While …

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