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Isha Weds Harshal
The best way to enjoy your wedding is to ensure that you are part of the planning process. Adding a personal touch and letting your personality reflect in every aspect of the wedding makes it more enjoyable not just for the couple but for those in attendance as well.
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Swayam weds Dhiren
Although Swayam and Dhiren met under the most unexpected of circumstances, it was clear from the outset that the universe was trying to tell them something. Sure enough, a little over four years later, both families were readying to formalize their engagement. With just under two weeks to the day, Dhiren felt a sense that something was amiss, and decided he needed to step up his game and propose to Swayam before he lost her.
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Rima weds Ankit
Celebrations, ceremonies, love, and blessings are elements that complete any wedding. Rima and Ankitís wedding is no different and includes all these in just the right proportions to take your breath away.
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Diana Weds Ananta
Weddings are always special for the couple who is about to begin a new life together. When families are woven into the wedding story, the magic and fun that occurs multiples. Two years after dating Diana, Ananta sought the blessings of her parents and let his family in on his plans for a grand proposal. In the presence of his whole family, Ananta went down on one knee and proposed in style. No girl could have turned him down, and certainly not one
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2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Winner Profile: Booth Decor Competition
Dreams to Reality, a full-service decor and event planning company, is the winner of the 2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Booth Decor competition. Mehjabeen Memon, President, originally hails from Pakistan, and now resides in Orlando with her husband and two sons. She feels fortunate to have grown up around many creative people, all of whom influenced her choices.
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2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Winner Profile: Facebook Vendor Raffle
Michele Renee Verda, owner of Michele Renee the Studio, is the winner of the 2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Facebook Vendor raffle. Desh-Videsh thanks active and engaged vendors like Michele Renee for
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2014 Atlanta MyShadi Bridal Expo Mehndi Competition by Rina Shah, The Arpan Group
The winner of the 2014 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo Henna Competition is Salma Islam, mehndi artist and owner of Henna Allure. She moved to the United States with her family as a young child and has lived in Florida since she was six years old.
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Food Design
Designing is a way of expressing personal creativity and innovation—and what better means is there to design than through everyone’s favorite thing: food! Just as the imagination is endless, so are the variety of food designs possible.
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Immigration Q & A
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action,” which includes a number of changes in immigration policies within the Department of Homeland Security and several benefits for immigrants. It is important to understand that this not a new law. Only Congress can pass laws.
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Back Issue

Get to Know: Shalini Vadhera, Author and Global Beauty Expert
Shalini Vadhera, author of Passport to Beauty, has a unique background that transformed her into a world-renowned and award-winning beauty expert. Raised in San Diego, California, Vadhera also spent quite a bit of time visiting family all around the world. Winner of the Game Changer of the Decade Award in Beauty in 2013,
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Get to Know: Tulika Mehrotra, Author/Journalist
Born in Lucknow, India, but raised in the Midwest, Tulika Mehrotra’s diverse personal experiences have inspired her varied careers. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance, Mehrotra earned a graduate degree in Art from the prestigious Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. After spending some time in Paris, France, Mehrotra returned the United States as a buyer in Manhattan’s Garment District. Soon needing a change, Mehrotra explored the ins-and-outs of the media industry in Los Angeles.
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TOP 10 Hair Products for Luxurious, Silky Hair

South Asian women are known for their beautiful, thick, long hair. In fact, the best hair extensions boast on the packaging that the product is made from 100% Indian hair. Hair extensions are expensive, so South Asian women are lucky to have such luxurious hair for free!
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Editors View
This month, we’re thrilled to bring you a special issue focusing on Fashion, Beauty, and Luxury. As in any industry, South Asians have made a mark in the fashion and beauty world. From clothing designers to makeup artists and novelists to film actors, you can find success stories everywhere. .
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Luxurious India: Must See Destinations
India, blessed with tremendous geographical, cultural and climatic diversity, is a beautiful tourist destination – one that appeals to every type of traveler. In any corner of India, travelers are sure to find locales and sights to meet their criteria. Many popular destinations in India are now well-known internationally, and tourist-friendly facilities can be found nearly everywhere.
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A Story of Luxury, Personality, and Fine Jewelry Designs of the Past
When acclaimed author Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken,” he advocated the distinct nature of our personalities. Our traits, behaviors, and preferences are exclusive to each of us – a personal Brand you could say.
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Top Luxury Watches for Men
For most businessman, the go-to accessory is likely a collection of cuff links and neckties. Consider updating your look with a classic item - the watch. While some view watches merely as a functional tool, the modern man recognizes timepieces as a contemporary way to complete a polished and prestigious style. These luxury models are available in limited numbers,
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The Path to Healthy Skin
Did you know that skin is your body’s largest organ? And yet, it is the most neglected. The skin not only shields and protects the internal organs of the body; it regulates body temperature and also, provides us with the sense of touch. Moreover, a healthy radiant skin is a clear indication of a healthy body and mind. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy:.
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Immigration Q & A
I have been a permanent resident for five years. After I got my green card, I stayed in the US three months, then left for my country for five months. When I returned, I stayed for another three months and then left for my country for another five months. After that, I have been living in the US until last month, when I left for three weeks. When I returned at the airport, the immigration officer asked me how long I was away and I told him.
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MyShadi Bridal Expo

Just get engaged? Overwhelmed by thought of planning a wedding?
Mark the My Shadi Bridal Expo on your calendar! It’s the place to be for answers to all of your event planning questions in just one afternoon!


Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta,
GA 30339

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Sunday, March 22, 2015
12:00 to 5:00 PM
700 South Florida Avenue,
FL 33602

South Florida
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
250 Racquet Club Road, Weston,
FL 33326

Bridal Expo Participants Receive:

  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Personal Wedding Websites
  • Free Goody Bags ($25 value)

Win Two FREE Tickets to India

Brides & Grooms
Families & Visitors
All are eligible to win
Register Online!

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Attention Exhibitors

The Largest Event of its Kind! Expo showcases products essential for Hindu, Muslim,Christian, and Sikh weddings

Fashion Show Opportunity Available
Fashion Show Models Needed


• Booth Decoration    • Reception table    • Decoration   
• Cake Decoration    • Flower Decoration    • Mehndi   
• Hair and Makeup

Platinum / Gold / DJ Sponsorship Available

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