Monthly Archives: November 2014

tanaRi events wedding: Payal & Nishant


This wedding was too amazing NOT to post the unforgettable photos captured by Stephan & Stella for Maloman Studios! We had such a great time working on this wedding not only because of the venue and amazing vendors, but the fact that the bride & groom, Payal and Nishant, were such a pleasure to work with. Their love for one another is evident and through these photos, you can truly tell how happy they are and having the best time with their family & friends on this special day.

What we truly love about these photos is how absolutely gorgeous Payal looks in her dark green lengha choli with a beautiful white skirt to match. The colors blend beautifully in front of the gorgeous greenery that surrounded the venue. Even the natural lighting during the day was able to pick up some beautiful shadow as the bride and groom took their pictures. As we move through the course of the day, their change in outfits post-ceremony blend beautifully with the purples and fuchsia lighting and floral arrangements of the reception decor.

We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did planning the wedding! Thanks to all the other vendors who helped make this wedding possible.. Venue: The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Catering: Chand Palace, Flowers: Elegant Affairs, Bride’s Attire: Benzer, Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Groom’s Tux: Ralph Lauren, DJ: DJ Milin, Cake: The Villa’s Baker, Hair & Makeup: Michelle Stern & Tamara Saffioti

Be sure to check out the amazing Maharani Weddings feature of Payal & Nishant! Thanks for the wonderful spread.. Also, be sure to check out our Maharani Weddings vendor page  to find out more information about us!



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Wedding Food Trucks – Yay or Nay?


We’ve all enjoyed picking up our lunch during the work day from the local Thai, Mexican or Falafel food truck parked right by your office. Why not have that on your wedding day? Food trucks are a creative and cheaper alternative to the ballroom reception. There’s lots of options for you — but before you opt for this scenario, there’s a few things you should be mindful of!

SEASON/TIME OF YEAR: Food trucks sit outside, so you’ll want to set up seating arrangements outside on a grassy knoll or cemented area that’s conveniently located. Ideal use of a food truck would be in consistent warm weather climates or spring/summer/fall seasons. It’s recommended that you do some research ahead of time and/or back-up options as unexpected weather patterns can happen. Also, certain types of food may be better in these seasons, so keep in mind when deciding what you want to serve to your guests!

# OF TRUCKS: You’re going to have some hungry guests. The estimated amount of guests / truck is approximately 75 people / truck. You may want to consider getting more than one truck so that the chefs can cook the food accordingly so that everything will be fresh for all the guests to grab at the same time and there won’t be any lag time.

DINNER OR DESSERT? The couple-to-be has so many options! Maybe you just want a food truck for dessert and let you guests leave with a special treat. There’s so many options – donuts, cupcakes, ice cream.. the options are endless! You’re also likely to spend a little bit less on dessert only since you may want to limit one treat per guest.

ANCILLARY COSTS/PERMITS: With any outdoor establishment, consider your surroundings. Every state/city has different rules to the permissions and permits one may need to make this happen. In addition, you want to be sure to ask the food truck company all questions up front about safety code regulations!

STAFF & EQUIPMENT: Having enough support staff with tables, linens, cutlery is just as important as the food, if not more so! Be sure to work with the venue (or use your city guidelines) to give staff enough time to prepare along with the chefs. Keep things simple!

Most importantly.. make sure you HAVE FUN with it! There’s creative ways to take pictures, make DIY napkins, containers for the food/drinks and keep things eco-friendly with simple paper items to be easily thrown away.



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