Occasions By Shangri-La

Design & Décor Spotlight: Occasions by Shangri-la By Chris Vander Kaay

Design & Décor Spotlight: Occasions by Shangri-la By Chris Vander Kaay

There are many skilled wedding décor and design companies throughout the United States, but when Smita Patel founded Occasions by Shangri-la back in 2005, it was because she recognized a void in the décor market during the weddings of two of her children (and Occasions co-founders), Remmal Karamsadkar and Rena Popat. REMMAL: Back then, there weren’t any design firms that …

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2018 MyShadi Bridal Expos

2018 MyShadi Bridal Expos: Year in Review

2018 MyShadi Bridal Expos: Year in Review 2018 was an exceptional year for MyShadi Bridal Expos. This year, four shows took place across the Southeast United States, and Desh Videsh Media Group is proud to be the sponsor for these one-of-a-kind events. Raj Shah, co-founder of Desh Videsh Media Group, shares, “Aruna and I founded Desh-Videsh magazine years ago because …

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Richa Weds Shashank at Hilton Orlando

Indian Wedding Orlando For Richa Desai, chiropractor, and Shashank Gandhi, neurosurgery resident, a day on the beach turned out to be something more. Little did Richa know that the walk would turn into a romantic proposal. When she and Shashank were walking along the Clearwater Beach at sunset, Richa saw bright drapes flowing in the breeze with three large photographs …

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Jesleen and James

Jesleen and James

Photographer: Sona Photography James (Jim) and Jesleen meet in 2015 via e-Harmony online dating while both lived in New York City. When they finally agreed to meet, they almost didn’t have their first date as Jim got food poisoning in the morning and ended up in the emergency room. He did recover in time to get to the date that …

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Kaniksha weds Atman

Kaniksha weds Atman

Kaniksha and Atman’s first meeting was a blind date at the Jacksonville Zoo arranged by family friends, and it went so well that almost two years later, they were engaged. They immediately discovered they had much in common, from their love of traveling to hiking and trying new restaurants. While dating, they went on many vacations together and eventually, took …

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Shelly weds Amit

Shelly weds Amit

Dynamic opposites, Shelly Tiwari, 26, and Amit Shah, 30 met through mutual friends in 2010 and dated for five years. Amit planned a romantic proposal by Amit on his birthday in March 2015 with the help of Shelly’s sister and best friend. She said yes, and wedding prep began shortly after. Amit’s parents took charge of wedding planning, though always …

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Shivani Weds Amit

Groom of Her Dreams

Shivani always nurtured a wish to share her life with the man of her dreams. No one really knows if Amit meets all of her criteria, but there is no doubt Shivani was glowing with happiness the day they married. On that day, she was free of the usual wedding nightmares – that Amit might leave in the middle of …

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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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Your Wedding Decorator: Finding the Right Touch

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group 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 the type of venue and the choice of …

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Nikki Mayur

Nikki weds Mayur

At 27 years-old, Nikki Patel, based in Tampa, and Mayur Patel, who lived in Texas, were both looking for their life partners through the Shaadi.com web portal. Nikki first expressed an interest in September 2013, and one month later, Mayur accepted the request. The two began talking to each other, and what initially was restricted to just a few messages …

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