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03.30.2015

Our friend Nirjary Desai is one of our go-to sources when it comes to all things wedding-planning related. She confesses to us that she never actually planned on being a wedding planner, that she “totally fell” into the industry. But after 10 years, she has built a company known and lauded for its long-lasting relationships with clients and standout support when it comes to turning your dream wedding into a stunning reality. But it’s not all nuts-and-bolts details with Nirjary — she’s also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wedding beauty and fashion. In fact, one fabulous thing that sets KIS(cubed) apart from its counterparts is its unique bridal beauty offerings: Nirjary explains, “We coordinate all services under one brand, where a bride does not have to pay many different amounts and coordinate a hair, make-up, henna, stylist, drapist — we do it all!”

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With such expertise, Nirjary was a natural choice when we were on the hunt for some of the latest trends in bridal makeup and mehndi this year. With her take on this year’s must-have glam plus five key tips to showstopping bridal mehndi, Nirjary has all the beauty answers we need — continue reading for more!

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03.25.2015

Our journey through Sonia and Vivek’s gorgeous wedding celebration ends with the final reception, a stunning conclusion to the festivities. Surrounded by friends and family, this was the perfect way to cap off the wedding weekend

The team of Unique Visions Studio captured the most heartwarming moments in this wedding video, letting us relive the beautiful celebration, right from the start – continue reading for more photos!

Images courtesy of Golden Hour Studios.

Venue: Oheka Castle (Long Island, NY)
Wedding Planner: Royal Charms
Sonia’s Hair and Makeup: Sanjana Vaswani, SV Bridal Concepts
Sonia’s Bridal Sari: Frontier Bazar
Videography: Unique Visions Studio
Event & Floral Decor: Design House

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03.23.2015

Part I of Sonia and Vivek’s wedding may have been all about the bride, but Part II focuses on the groom’s showstopping entrance and then the breathtakingly beautiful ceremony. After his grand entrance, surrounded by friends and family in a celebratory mood, Vivek made his way to the mandap for the traditional Hindu ceremony. We’re at a loss for words to describe how gorgeous this wedding truly was — the lush castle grounds were the absolute perfect backdrop for the ceremony that was drenched in a soft color scheme of champagne ivories and golds.

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Images courtesy of Golden Hour Studios.

Venue: Oheka Castle (Long Island, NY)
Wedding Planner: Royal Charms
Sonia’s Hair and Makeup: Sanjana Vaswani, SV Bridal Concepts
Sonia’s Bridal Sari: Frontier Bazar
Videography: Unique Visions Studio
Event & Floral Decor: Design House

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03.20.2015

The photos from this wedding are so stunning, we had to split them up into two posts to savor all of the gorgeous-ness. Up first, the bride preparing for her big day and then sharing a private moment with her groom-to-be before the big ceremony. We love Sonia’s sparkling gold and cream-colored sari, gorgeously complementing the overall ivory/golden theme. It was the perfect amount of glittering glam to contrast against the deep red traditional chura set.

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Sonia’s lifelong dream of being married at Oheka Castle came true in an absolutely beautiful outdoor ceremony, set against the backdrop of the lush castle grounds. With perfect weather on their side, this dream wedding turned into the reality of a perfect day — continue reading for more photos!

Images courtesy of Golden Hour Studios.

Venue: Oheka Castle (Long Island, NY)
Wedding Planner: Royal Charms
Sonia’s Hair and Makeup: Sanjana Vaswani, SV Bridal Concepts
Sonia’s Bridal Sari: Frontier Bazar
Videography: Unique Visions Studio
Event & Floral Decor: Design House

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03.19.2015

After their country club sangeet, Sonia and Vivek continued the theme of intimate pre-wedding parties with Sonia’s bridal henna festivities. Separate from the actual mehndi party, Sonia celebrated with her closest family and friends the night before to actually have her henna applied. We are so enamored with the final look, beautifully designed by our friend Monita from Henna For All. The intricate design is so stunning, and pairs beautifully against Sonia’s light-colored outfit. We’re in love!

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With some scenic greenery in the background, the bride took a moment for an up-close and personal photo shoot, featuring the beautiful design of her bridal henna — continue reading for more photos!

Images courtesy of Golden Hour Studios.

Wedding Planner: Royal Charms
Sonia’s Hair and Makeup: Sanjana Vaswani, SV Bridal Concepts
Sonia’s Bridal Mehndi: Henna For All
Event & Floral Decor: Design House

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03.18.2015

After a romantic engagement photo shoot, Sonia and Vivek kicked off their wedding celebration with a continuation of the classic New York City vibe from the engagement shoot. A scenic country club in Long Island was the perfect spot for an intimate sangeet party with friends and family. We’re especially in love with how the country club was transformed, thanks to some gorgeous event decor by the team at Design House. With sheer drapes surrounding each table, the end result was as dramatically head-turning as it was warm and intimate.

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The elegantly decorated venue proved to be the perfect spot for a night of dancing and celebrating with their loved ones. Continue reading for more photos!

Images courtesy of Golden Hour Studios.

Venue: Golf Country Club (Long Island, NY)
Wedding Planner: Royal Charms
Event & Floral Decor: Design House
Sonia’s Hair & Makeup: Sanjana Vaswani, SV Bridal Concepts

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03.17.2015

After meeting through mutual friends, Sonia and Vivek went on their first date in their hometown city, Long Island. After a long-distance courtship of seven years, the two were finally in the same city again when Vivek decided to pop the question. He decided to surprise Sonia at Oheka Castle, a stunningly picturesque site she had always dreamed about as the perfect wedding venue. On the pretense of a weekend getaway to the castle grounds, armed with a secret photographer, Vivek got down on one knee at a nearby gazebo. It was the perfect surprise, leading to a year-long engagement. The couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials with an engagement photo shoot in the West Village in New York City that looks straight out of a gorgeous magazine editorial.

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With cobble-stoned streets lining the pathways and vintage brownstone buildings in the background, this engagement photo shoot highlights some of the quietest corners of the city, with the soon-to-be-married couple looking every part the glamorous New York couple. Continue reading for more photos!

Images courtesy of Golden Hour Studios.

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03.13.2015

This tale is old as time, but it’s one that will always have a soft spot in our hearts. With the new Cinderella movie out in theaters this week, we can’t help but dream about weddings where the bride has her very own fairytale come true. Something about the timeless colors of that light blue and silver gown warms our heart every time, turning any bride into a true-blue princess.

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We’re spotlighting some wedding inspiration straight out of one of our favorite tales — shades of ice blue, glimmers of silver, and of course the centerpiece being the stunning princess bride. Continue reading for more!

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03.10.2015

It may be one of the most ubiquitous pieces of a bridal beauty arsenal, but even the longstanding tradition of wedding day mehndi can use the occasional contemporary uplift. Brides are becoming more creative than ever when it comes to finding ways to give this age-old ritual new-age twists, and thanks to the creative minds of fabulous henna artists such as Hayat Gul and Henna for All, anything is possible when imagining the mehndi design of your dreams.

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We’re spotlighting 7 of our favorite bridal henna trends for 2015 — from color to glitter to so much more, there’s a contemporary take on wedding day mehndi for every type of bride. Continue reading for more!

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03.05.2015

There’s no wedding quite like a Bollywood wedding. This weekend, singer Tulsi Kkumar tied the knot with business tycoon Hitesh Rahlan, and nearly the entire industry came out to wish the couple well. It’s no surprise that this wedding was gorgeous and glamorous and everything you’d expect from a big, fat, Bollywood wedding.

The celebration was beautifully captured by the Delhi-based team at Wedding Twinkles. We’ve got the scoop on three of the most festive functions of this over-the-top celebration: the sangeet, the mehndi ceremony, and the grand reception — continue reading for more!

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