June 2018

Desh Videsh June 2018

Desh Videsh – Cover Story

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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Radha Weds Nisarg at Renaissance Orlando – Seaworld

Radha Patel, a pharmacist, and Nisarg Patel, a hospitality management graduate, were married on November 25, 2017. Love blossomed between the couple when they met at a wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina, in August 2014. On their one-year dating anniversary, Radha and Nisarg went on a romantic getaway to Asheville, North Carolina. The proposal happened in the most cinematic way, …

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Rachna Weds Siddhant Chehaw Park and Zoo in Georgia

Indian Destination Wedding Rachna Patel fell in love when she met Siddhant Desai at the Albany Garba in 2009 while they were both in high school. The duo lived in neighboring towns, but never spoke. They started dating in 2010, got engaged in January 2017 and hitched in Georgia on November 25, 2017. It was a romantic proposal for Rachna …

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Ami Weds Nirav at Hilton Ocala

Indian Wedding ceremony Lovebirds Nirav Desai, a senior accountant and Ami Patel, a dental student, first met on New Year’s Eve 2012. Their first casual meet turned out to be a lifelong alliance. Nirav proposed to Ami in the most dramatic way after two years of dating. Ami and Nirav headed towards Magic Kingdom on Christmas Eve 2016. Nirav planned …

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Jasmine Weds Hemang at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Indian Theme Wedding Jasmine Rajkumar Nebhrajani, a pediatrician, and Hemang J. Thakor, a physician, dated for over two years years before getting engaged. When Hemang first saw Jasmine at the medical school gym, it was love at first sight. He was then introduced to her by friends, and the rest was history! Jasmine, her friends and family went to the …

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Elizabeth Weds Hitesh at Crescent Island

Indian Wedding Photography Hitesh Mehta, and Eco-Landscape Architect, and Elizabeth Joseph, a Nurse Practitioner, met in a unique way. Hitesh had actually mistaken a friend of Liz’s (Valrie) for someone else at a Reggae concert in South Miami and out of embarrassment, he began to invite Valrie to his parties and get-togethers after that. On one such invite to a …

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The Royal Wedding and the Indian Connection

The Royal Wedding and The Indian Wedding The Royal Wedding andthe Indian Connection After receiving several emails and text messages suggesting Desh-Videsh should cover the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, my first reaction was “why?” My views on British colonial rule in India and around the world may be one of the reasons. In the end, given …

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Destination Wedding FAM Trip

Destination Mexico: Wedding Vendor FAM Trip In America over two million weddings happen each year! That’s a great deal of eager brides and grooms tying the knot. Did you know that one out of four of these couples are choosing to pack their bags, grab their passports, and travel to a destination location for their big day? Wedding trends come …

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Wedding Planning

Must Have Photo Moments of Indian Wedding

Indian Wedding Photography MUST HAVE PHOTO MOMENTS Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared …

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Religion

Shree Shakti Mandir – Ambaji USA celebrates 25 year

In 1990, Amba Maa’s group of dedicated devotees started by renting a space in a small shopping complex to create a unique area where the local Hindu community could go to as a place of worship. As the community grew in south Atlanta, the group acquired land and resources to build Shree Shakti Mandir aka Ambaji USA in Lake City, …

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Editorial

Indian Wedding Resources Summer 2018

Editorial

Dear Readers, It was 25 years ago that Desh-Videsh magazine first hit newsstands, and 12 years ago in May was when our first wedding special issue came out. So it is with great pleasure that we present our latest wedding special edition. Everything you need from the moment you say “yes” to “I do” or take your four mangal pheras …

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