Raj shah

Editorial March 2024

Dear Readers,

Welcome, dearest readers, to another vibrant issue of Desh-Videsh wedding magazine! As you turn the pages, you’ll be swept away by a kaleidoscope of colors, traditions, and stories—all reflecting the beautiful tapestry of the modern Indian wedding.

This time around, we wanted to celebrate the evolution of this sacred union. Indian weddings have always been a joyous blend of families, cultures, and customs. Today, that rich heritage continues, but with a fresh twist. We see couples embracing their individuality, incorporating elements that resonate with their unique love story.

Perhaps it’s a bride choosing a lehenga that reflects her personal style or a groom opting for a sustainable, eco-friendly wedding. Maybe it’s a ceremony that seamlessly blends traditions from both families or a vibrant reception that celebrates diverse musical tastes. It’s this beautiful fusion that makes every Indian wedding so special.

But amidst the whirlwind of planning and celebration, let’s not forget the true essence of this sacred union. An Indian wedding is a celebration of love, commitment, and the beautiful union of two souls. It’s a time for families to come together, for blessings to be exchanged, and for a foundation to be laid for a lifetime of happiness.

So, as you delve into these pages, we invite you to take inspiration, dream a little, and celebrate the magic of the modern Indian wedding. Remember, your wedding is a reflection of your love story, so embrace your individuality and create a celebration that’s uniquely yours.

The vibrant tapestry of Indian weddings never ceases to amaze. Each ceremony, a unique blend of colorful traditions, personal flair, and overflowing love, creates an unforgettable experience for both the couple and their loved ones.

In this issue, we’ll take you on a journey through these modern expressions of love. And of course, we’ll bring you heartwarming stories of five real couples who planned weddings that were both personal and meaningful. This issue takes us on a journey across various destinations, witnessing five unique celebrations that paint a beautiful picture of Indian weddings today.

We are excited to share the stories of five extraordinary couples who celebrated their unions in style. From grand celebrations with hundreds of guests to intimate gatherings with close family, each wedding holds a special place in our hearts.

We begin with Nisma and Achal’s grand affair at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, a vibrant celebration brimming with love, laughter, and surprise performances. Their story, blossoming from school days, reminds us that love can bloom anywhere.

Nisma, a pharmacist, and Achal, a gastroenterologist, began their love story during college rotations. Their journey culminated in a magical proposal in Miami and a grand wedding at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Their celebration, filled with 600 guests, incorporated vibrant Mehendi and Sangeet ceremonies, a heartwarming welcome dinner, and traditional wedding rituals. Surprise performances and elaborate decor added personalized touches, making every event a cherished memory for all.

Isha and Jay’s wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona, seamlessly blended the beauty of tradition with their unique personalities. Their decade-long love story unfolded through vibrant festivities, a scenic ceremony amidst palm trees and a tranquil pond, a reception electrifying with heartfelt moments, stunning navy blue and crystal decor, and surprise performances like Isha’s bridesmaid dance during the baraat. Their wedding was a testament to the enduring power of love and the resilience of their bond.

Julie and Mickesh’s love story began unexpectedly, leading them to a beautiful union at the World Golf Hall of Fame in Florida. With the help of their wedding planner, they meticulously planned a vibrant pre-wedding celebration and a magical ceremony adorned with smoke effects and dazzling decor. Their wedding, filled with music, laughter, and love shared with over 400 guests, reflected the joy and excitement of their serendipitous journey.

Aastha, a dentist, and Rahul, an entrepreneur, tied the knot at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach. Their love story, blossoming from a Spring Break encounter in 2015, culminated in a romantic engagement and a meticulously planned dream wedding. While a last-minute weather change shifted the ceremony indoors, it did not dampen the vibrant spirit of their celebration. Colorful pre-wedding events led to a bohemian-inspired ceremony, followed by an elegant reception featuring classic black and white decor. Their adorable puppy, Blaze, added a special touch by participating in every event, turning their wedding experience into a truly unforgettable one. Aastha and Rahul encourage future couples to consider working with a wedding planner for a stress-free and seamless planning experience.

Shreni and Jay’s love story, spanning from a chance encounter before medical school to a surprise proposal in Capri, unfolded into a mesmerizing wedding celebration at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. Their wedding, blending cultural traditions with personal touches, unfolded amidst the verdant beauty of a golf course. The garden ceremony, filled with heartfelt tributes and personalized details, gave way to a dazzling reception under the starlit sky. Mirror tables, towering cherry blossom trees, and vibrant dance performances created a magical ambiance, reflecting the resilience, unity, and enduring love that define Shreni and Jay’s relationship.

These are just a glimpse into the diverse and beautiful tapestry of Indian weddings. Each celebration, unique in its own way, celebrates love, tradition, and the coming together of families and friends. We hope these stories inspire you and spark your imagination as you plan your own dream wedding.

To conclude, and most importantly, Orlando brides-to-be, be sure to mark your calendars! The grandest bridal expo in the city is making its return on April 28, 2024, and it is an event you absolutely must not miss. Allow yourself to be fully immersed in a world overflowing with inspiration for your wedding. Dive into the world of vibrant fashion, tantalize your taste buds with delectable treats from a variety of caterers, and have the opportunity to meet the talented individuals who will transform your vision into reality. From the intricate designs of Mehndi to the beautifully decorated Mandap, you will find inspiration and expert guidance to assist you every step of the way throughout the planning process. Meet some of the most highly regarded wedding vendors that Orlando has to offer, compare their prices, and seize exclusive discounts available only at the show. Additionally, indulge in the enjoyment of fashion shows, captivating live music, and the chance to win incredible prizes.

This singular event serves as your one-stop shop, conveniently located under one roof, to plan your dream wedding. 

Most of the wedding professionals who have provided their services at the real weddings we have covered in this issue will be there to showcase their services.

Raj shahSo, grab your fiancé, gather your closest friends, and prepare to be completely enchanted at the Orlando Bridal Expo!

Raj Shah
Managing Editor

Desh-Videsh Media Group


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