March 2016

Desh Videsh March 2016 – Cover Story
Real Weddings
Jaimini weds Neal

Jaimini weds Neal

Meeting through mutual friends, Jamini and Neal dated each other for three years. Though Jaimini hated surprises, Neal’s sudden proposal on the beach during a romantic weekend away in Puerto Rico was one of pure joy. She did not hesitate in saying ‘yes’ as Neal awaited her answer on one knee. Both Jaimini, 28, and Neal, 31, software engineer are …

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Real Weddings
Tricia Weds Vishal

Tricia Weds Vishal

Some believe that soulmates will meet, irrespective of distance. Such was the case for Tricia Kurban, professor, and Vishal Mungal, physician. Though they lived far from each other, they met through a mutual friend in Washington, D.C., and after two years of romance and dating, Vishal, with the help of Trisha’s four friends, planned the proposal at their usual rendezvous …

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Real Weddings
Ami weds Raj

Ami weds Raj

The saying goes that neither time nor distance can stop two lovers from meeting. For 28-year-old Ami Vakharia and 29-year-old Raj Gandolia, both radiology physicians, their love story began during their teenage years when they met in the Tibetan Himalayas. Though years passed before the two reconnected on Facebook, after  two and half years of dating, Raj enacted the perfect …

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Bridal Expo- Vendor Focus
2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo: Vendor Profile

2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo: Vendor Profile

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Congratulations to the Booth Decor competition winner fromthe September 2015 Orlando MyShadi Bridal Expo – Nikun Events Company! Born and raised in East Africa, Pinky Patel studied in England before moving to the United States where she spent over 20 years in an IT career. Realizing her passion lies elsewhere, Pinky began making …

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Bridal Beauty, Health

A Journey Down the Aisle to Fitness

Author 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 is an opportunity to start a new, healthy chapter in your …

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Real Weddings
Michele Renee weds Osama

Michele Renee weds Osama

It’s not often we get to feature the wedding story of one of very own vendors! We’re thrilled to share Michele Renee Zerda’s story. The entire Desh-Videsh team congratulates Michele Renee and Osama and wishes the couple a long, joyous life together! Being Palestinian and only here for 1 and one-half years, Osama Owias had never heard of salsa dancing when he …

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Wedding Planning

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

Author 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 wedding in paradise, doesn’t it? Destination weddings and …

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Editorial
Editorial

Editorial March 2016

Dear Readers, It is that time of year again when we talk about love, honeymoons, and a commitment to cherish one another for a lifetime. Yes, I am talking about wedding and newlyweds. It is our pleasure to present our first wedding issue of 2016. The year comes with lot of new innovative ideas, and new trends in South Asian …

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March 2016