3. Network


Here you will find information on some of the venues and vendors that I have had the privilege to work with and/or get to know in my time in the wedding industry.  If you have any questions or need referrals to any of these vendors please let me know!  And if you decide to go with any of these vendors for your wedding make sure to let them know that I sent you!

Venues:

  • The Westin Dallas/Ft. Worth – Dallas, TX- Beautiful hotel, especially for a mehndi/sangeet.  It is centrally located near DFW International Airport.
  • The Fairmont Dallas – Dallas, TX- Gorgeous venue, with several ballroom options.  The larger ballroom easily holds up to 600 guests, so it is a perfect location for a large reception/shaadi.
  • Rosewood Crescent Hotel – Dallas, TX- Stunning hotel, with amazing views and delicious food. Their atrium is the perfect location for a relaxed walima brunch.
  • Hotel Intercontinental – Dallas, TX- Very nice hotel with impressive ceilings and lighting.  Located in North Dallas and is a great location for a mehndi or  a larger reception.
  • Four Seasons Hotel – Houston, TX- Absolutely gorgeous hotel located in Downtown Houston, with the amazing service that you would expect from the Four Seasons.  Beautiful decor which made for perfect portrait opportunities!  Easily accommodates a reception with up to 300 guests.
  • Paraiso Maravilla – Houston, TX- Such a unique and beautiful location for a mehndi/sangeet.  It has gardens on the premises, which makes for a beautiful portrait location.  It has an opaque roof, which provides beautiful natural light during the day and also made a perfect location for an intimate nikah ceremony.

Decor/Wedding Coordinators:

  • Prashe Decor – Dallas, TX – Prashe’s work is absolutely stunning.  There is so much color and intricacy in all of the decor, it really pulls the entire event together.  Her brother, Pramel, is a joy to work with and their attention to detail is really amazing.
  • An Affair to Remember – Dallas, TX- Owner Alpa Patel really does a fabulous job with her backdrops, stage setups, floral arrangements, table settings and pretty much anything that you would need to put together a beautiful wedding, and after all of this she is such a sweet person to work with!  Very helpful and she is always personally present to make sure that everything is setup according to plan.
  • Dallas Dream Wedding – Dallas, TX- Shahida Khan offers a nice variety of backdrops and rentals for all of your stage setup needs.  No matter the size of your event, she will have something that suits your needs!
  • Sweet Pea Events – Dallas, TX – Kelly Simants is such a sweetheart and does a beautiful job on following through with your vision for your wedding.  Every detail is covered and your wedding will be a success from start to finish!

Caterers:

  • The Saffron House – Dallas, TX- Located in North Dallas, serving the Metroplex.  Good traditional Indian food and perfect for catering a wedding.
  • Tandoor Grill – Plano, TX – Great, authenic Pakistani/Indian cuisine.  Their bihari kabobs are delicious and the naan is fresh.  They do a great job with catering for large events, with a nice selection of dishes.

Apparel:

  • Neel’s Firdous – Chicago, IL/ships worldwide – Neel offers a huge variety of gorgeous dresses and suits that can be custom made and tailored to suit your style.  Her prices are very reasonable and her work is stunning!
  • Prashe Fushion – Dallas, TX – Prashe offers a modern take to the traditional bridal lenghas.  Her custom bridal work is exquisite and unique, and can be as modern or traditional as you like!

Mehndi/Henna:

  • KM Henna Artistry – Dallas, TX – Owner and artist, Kiran Meghani, is an insanely talented (and super sweet!) bridal henna artist. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and insanely intricate.  I have had the opportunity to work with Kiran several times and I am always blown away by her designs.  She does an absolutely amazing job!

Make-up:

  • Rosa Moreno – Dallas, TX – Fabulous, professional make-up artist with a beautiful personality, which makes it a joy to work with her.  Her make-up is always flawless without looking overdone and “cakey”.  She uses MAC make-up and the quality definitely shows.  The make-up is long lasting and will look beautiful in photos from the start of the wedding all the way to your big exit!
  • J Torry Makeup Artistry – Ft. Worth, TX-  Jenny does a great job on her bridal make-up to give you excellent coverage and you still look natural!  She is located near the Ft.Worth area, but works throughout the DFW area.

Videographers:

  • Hakim Sons Films – Dallas, TX/available worldwide- If you are looking for truly beautiful video coverage for your wedding, then look no further.  Hakim Sons have absolutely stunning and emotional work and are really wonderful to work with.  They also offer same-day video edits that are great to be able to show guests that might not have been able to make it to the smaller events leading up to the wedding day.

Entertainment/DJ’s:

  • Desi Junction DJ’s – Houston/Austin/San Antonio/Dallas – DJ Chani is an amazing DJ who can keep a party going like none other.  He played an amazing mix of Desi music and all seats were empty because EVERYONE was on the dance floor.  They also have amazing dhol players that do their part in keeping the party going!
  • Spoonfed Entertainment – Dallas, TX- DJ’s from the Dallas area.  They do a great job with upbeat music to keep the party going and everyone dancing.  They also provide videography services.
  • X-Entertainment –  NYC and New Jersey – Hands down, some of the best DJ’s that I have ever had the privilege to work with.  Very professional, great variety of Hindi and Bollywood music and they are wonderful MC’s.  They are based out of NY but available for travel nationwide.

Wedding Photographers Network

Kelly Ry Photography – Chicago Lifestyle Wedding Photographer – Lifestyle Wedding & Family Portraiture

Redwall Photo – Chicago Wedding Photographer – Chicago Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

Brad Ross Photography – NJ Wedding Photographer – Creative, Journalistic & Genuine NJ Wedding Photography

Sand & Stone Photography – Edmonton Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer – Edmonton Wedding Photography

Drew W Photography – Ventura County Wedding Photographer – Portrait and Wedding Photographer

Alex Ho Photography – San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer – Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Bluephoto – San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer – San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer

Roxy Creative – Central Arkansas Photographer – Wedding and Event photographer

Matt Shumate – Spokane Wedding Photographer – [i shoot people] Wedding & Portrait Photography

Marianne Wilson Photography – Ventura County Wedding Photographer – Southern California Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Kevin Ford Photography – Visalia Wedding Photographer – Visalia Wedding Photography

Ben Godkin Photo – Austin Wedding Photographer – Fine Art Wedding Photography and Portraiture

Cliff Marck Photography – Toronto + Windsor Wedding Photographer – Artful Wedding Photojournalism

Kyle Hepp – U.S./Chile destination wedding photographer – U.S./Chile based destination wedding photographer

Lemon Fresh Designs Photography – Toronto Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer – Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

Tender Portraits Photography LLC – Missouri and Kansas Wedding Photographer – Portrait and Wedding Custom Photographer

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