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About tanaRi events

tanaRi events is an award-winning global wedding and event planning firm based in NYC. With over ten years of experience, tanaRi events team are experts who execute each client’s unique vision with undeniable style. We create and curate unforgettable events that bring out our clients' personalities, both individually and as a couple. We believe that you should actually enjoy planning your wedding - our expert team meticulously plans each event to ensure that your big day is as stress-free as it is stunning. Whether a destination wedding, a big bash on the beach or an intimate ceremony, clients can expect the highest level of commitment from our team. We have offices in New York City, California and India, which service local destinations such as The Hamptons, Cape Cod, and Brooklyn, as well as abroad. Our passion for planning events has taken us around the globe. We've produced weddings in ballrooms of Manhattan, the redwoods of California, palaces in India, European castles, the beaches of Cape Cod, and beyond." Some of our destinations include California, Mexico, Antigua, India and The Bahamas, to name a few. Over the years, we've been honored to have been featured in places like Maharani Wedding, Wedding Wire, South Asian Bride, The Knot, The Rustic Wedding, and more! TanaRi Events look forward to connecting with newly engaged couples and love to plan their big day!

Glam Bridal Beauty

We’re obsessed with beauty and make- up, and decided to talk to our brides- to- be about the beauty regime they need to follow months before their big day.

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When it comes to bridal makeup, we’ve seen it done right, and very, very wrong. With the ever changing trends lately, the brides should have a little fun picking out a hairstyle and makeup for their big day!

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We’ve seen brides that wear light makeup in their day to day routine, walk down the aisle with black- smokey eyes and it just looks too intense! Conversely, if you go too light with your makeup for your wedding day, you may not be thrilled with how that translates on photos.

The key is to wear enough makeup to be flattering and complimentary, without going overboard.

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Getting too trendy. If a red lip is one of your favorite looks then go for it, but if you’re not sure about it, then this is probably not the day to experiment. If you are having your makeup done by a professional, make sure you do a trial run-through. And the same goes for the hair.

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The goal is to look like yourself, in perfect lighting with 12 hours of sleep. Makeup is helpful to amplify natural beauty, so keep that in mind on your wedding day.
All in all, the natural bridal glow is hard to avoid on your wedding day, and the joy in getting dressed in our bridal gown to begin the next chapter of your life.

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To get your natural bridal beauty look twelve months out is best, the longer the better because it takes time to work out which ingredients each individual skin loves and what treatments each skin type responds to best. It takes a good 6 months for nails to grow from root to tip so this time frame allows nails to be as healthy, strong and shiny as they possibly can be.


If your skin is super hydrated make-up will sit much better on your skin. Congestion and breakouts don’t tend to show up in photographs but your guests will see your skin healthy and plump on your wedding day. In my opinion there’s nothing more than boosting that amazing skin. When skin does not have a good oil and water balance make-up does not retain an even application throughout the day. Infuse your skin with rose water and vitamin- c serum on daily basis, and apply essential oils before going to bed every night.

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Drink lots of water, at least 8 glasses per day. Obviously eating a healthy diet and exercising contributes to healthy skin.

Check out our Instagram page @tanarievents for more bridal beauty tips.



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A decade of celebrations

Last month we celebrated our 9 years anniversary at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, marking the beginning of our tenth year in business. That’s right, our remarkable #tanaRidecade has begun!

It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our anniversary over the weekend with our team, and to look back and reflect on how far we’ve come!

The team brought in tanaRi event’s anniversary by popping a truly remarkable champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with a highly expressive palate, at the Rooftop Garden & Bar of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.



In no time the team made their way up to the poolside lounge which had exceptional handcrafted cocktails. We then plunged in the hotel’s most noticeable infinite pool with expansive NYC skyline view. The day went passed in the blink of an eye and we were all excited for our next days’ event.


What better way to celebrate decades of wedding planning than a branding refresh!

tanaRi’s visual identity has evolved a fair amount since our launch, but for bringing in our 10th year anniversary, we unveiled our iconic infinity logo with a sharp new look. The emblem went full gold with hand painted brush strokes in shades of teal, simplifying overall and putting more emphasis on our tagline “celebrating love, celebrating life, celebrating cultures”.Main Logo with tagline.jpgWe celebrated our 9 years of success and danced our way into the future at a modern day classic Italian restaurant named Cecconi’s at Dumbo with a waterfront view of the Manhattan Skyline.



Bringing in our birthday with a bash wasn’t all for tanaRi events, with this we also introduced a fresh wedding package “pop- up weddings” for our millennial couples who spend prudently.


Our anniversary doesn’t end here! We have worked all the way through and re-created our brand identity. Check out our new website going live on Oct 20th, 2018.

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Luxury Destination Wedding- ÇIRAĞAN PALACE KEMPINSKI, Istanbul

Choosing the perfect wedding destination can be a tough decision if you are not familiar with what each destination has to offer. Every destination has its own rich culture, cuisine, and atmosphere. For example, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii offer an array of tropical wedding venue options ranging from cliff side to jungle backdrop.

If you are looking for authenticity of heritage and customs, then, one of a world class destination for your luxury wedding is ÇIRAĞAN PALACE KEMPINSKI, Istanbul, where your love collides with the romance of an extraordinary country of historical proportions.

Today, we are going to talk about this elaborate property located on the magnificent Bosporus, overlooking the ancient city of İstanbul, this hotel offers the ultimate luxury and glamour of a genuine Ottoman Palace, the perfect destination wedding venue in Istanbul.



As the only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the Bosporus, its splendid style, superb location, fascinating views and resort ambiance ensures an unforgettable Istanbul destination wedding experience. Istanbul is a mystical city, where East meets West, Europe meets Asia and classic meets modern.



A stunning landmark brimming with romance and a legacy of impeccable service, this Istanbul hotel is an unrivaled setting for a fairy-tale Istanbul destination wedding celebration.

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Whether you envision a day of pure romance, a reception of opulent luxury, or an intimate celebration with family and friends, Palace Kempinski’s outstanding venues provides a picture-perfect backdrop for wedding parties of 10 to 1000 guests.

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Recite your vows on the legendary terrace facing the Bosporus, among the vast green gardens, or in one of the enchanting palace function rooms with high-ceiling-ed grandeur.

Nick Spanswick: Istanbul's Dream Wedding Designer

During our recent visit to this extraordinary palace we experienced that luxury is the sole purpose of this beautiful venue with almost every type of cuisine catered by the hotels chefs and private butlers. The palace is also available for exclusive hire, should you wish to accommodate your immediate guests in the private residences and the remainder in the 5 star hotel complex next door. Arrival by helicopter or yacht, dinner outside on the incredible terrace and fireworks fired from across the river are just one of the many luxuries and entertainment options available for your event or wedding.

Whichever venue space you choose, the celebrations will be inspiring, memorable, and beautiful.

With our expertise of Luxury Destination Travel as part of your wedding planning team, you can enjoy this special time of unique planning and distinctive services, where everyone is treated like a VIP and the wedding couples are free to focus on the fun elements of wedding planning.

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Roopa + Chris- A Royal Affair

Palaces, deserts, and royalty, Rajasthan is a beautiful place to host weddings. Wedding celebrations in the palaces of Rajasthan, complete with horses, elephants, camels, colorful turbans, saris and cuisine from the royal kitchen.

That’s why Jodhpur’s, Umaid Bhawan was the only place where Roopa and Chris wanted to get married. Roopa wanted to commence her new life attached to her Indian roots. She wanted both Chris and her cultures to blend at a luxury palace destination.


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Perched at a height above the desert city of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace, the golden-hued desert sandstone monument is one of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world.

Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, the Palace is a blend of eastern and western architectural influences. The lavish interiors with gilt furniture and elegant artwork follow the deco art style, complemented by exotic murals. Umaid Bhawan Palace offers magnificent venues for holding your dream royal wedding. The venue and cuisine created, showcasing the culture and culinary traditions of the region.

The Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur is a part palace, part hotel, and part museum.

The Chittar Sandstone monument has two major wings. One wing is entirely the Royal Residence of the Rathore Dynasty of Jodhpur. They live their imperial lifestyle away from prying eyes. Maharaja Gaj Singh, grandson of Maharaja Umaid Singh till date resides here with family.

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Roopa and Chris were special from the very start, a couple who were so tuned in to what they wanted and were willing to give a free hand to achieve it. Their family & guests traveled from different parts of the country to attend this royal wedding in India, and we wanted to make this wedding special for them by immersing the guests and the family in the royalty of Rajasthan and giving them the experience of Indian heritage, cultures, and traditions.

We often write about couples and forget to mention their families, but this wedding was the coming together of some of the most beautiful people I have ever met. From the first day, Roopa’s parents and brother felt like family.

Riri, the founder of tanaRi events met Roopa’s brother for the first time in the business class lounge of Emirates, where they connected over their widespread experience and love for travel and luxury. The route from India to New York was exciting while these two bonded and discussed their hectic travel life and various destinations around the world for weddings.

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The wedding began with a welcome dinner and cocktail at Umaid Bhawan’s banquet space that holds up to 750 guests. This enchanting venue can make any wedding occasion glittering and grand with its traditional, colorful, and quintessentially Rajasthani welcome of dancers and elephants. Modern-day royalty can mingle freely in their Marwar Hall which is 4500 square feet, it is perfect for a grand wedding ceremony that hosts an elaborate banquet buffet of Marwari, Rajasthani, Indian and Continental cuisines.

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Here, the formal  Wedding events can extend to the marble Baradari, where the guests are welcomed with a formal sit down dinner in Marwar Hall where the Umaid Bhawan Staff offered an impeccably executed traditional brigade service; all guests receiving each course promptly at the same time.

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Day two was the Mehendi, a fun, vibrant and colorful afternoon bash by the pool, that consisted of a local Rajasthani market, puppet show and local Rajasthani live music with lots of fun creative food stalls customized by tanaRi events. This event was located by the pool lawns completed with Marble Pavilion with a stunning backdrop of the most beautiful palace in India that adds to its royal feel.

roopa chris mehendi 6.jpgWhen planning a destination wedding, balance is key. Your guests should not feel rushed with one hectic event after another, neither should it be so slow that they get bored. The most important thing is that everyone needs time to relax, chat and take in the experience. Roopa and Chris’s wedding was all that and more!

This was an energy-filled beginning to a beautiful love story.


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Roopa’s brief to tanaRi team was that she wanted her wedding to be a glamorous bash. As for her outfits, she wore elegant pastels for her sangeet and reception, and bright sunrise colors for her Mehendi and pheras, she wanted gold and shimmer to compliment her look. That’s how two things we love the most came together to make this wedding special: lots of gold lights + artifacts.

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Umaid Bhawan is not only a favorite destination for travelers but one of the hottest spots for a palace wedding among celebrities and the Indians living abroad.

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We are always on the lookout for couples who want to collaborate with us to know more about the destinations for their very special day! Write to us if you are one of them!

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Creative Wedding Arches and Arbors

One space that certainly deserves some TLC is your altar! Weddings are taking place in all kinds of locations these days–from a traditional church setting, to more unconventional spaces like a friend’s backyard or even the middle of a desert.

Wedding arches and arbors add a true sense of beauty and sophistication to any wedding ceremony. They are often the main focus of the wedding ceremony décor and frames the couple beautifully – this also creates a great backdrop for photography. 

Like other wedding decorations, arches can range from simple to elaborate and should align with the overall design aesthetic. They can incorporate natural wood adorned with flowers or be a simple metal frame wrapped in fabric and ribbons.

With so many ideas out there, we’ve rounded up our most eye-catching, head-turning ceremony arches and backdrops to inspire your own stunning ceremony’s focal point.

Blooming Botanical Wedding Alter

Bring quirk to your altar with rainbow-hued streamers paired with clusters of brightly colored flowers! Not only it’s a huge trend right now, it’s the most romantic way to decorate your venue. If you love an explosion of flowers, you gonna love this part of the article about the most gorgeous floral arches that will make you say “I do”.

Just imagine yourself standing together with the man of your life under these wedding arch lushly decorated with lavender blooms or ranunculus… Isn’t it just an ideal frame for saying your vows and taking some awesome photographs.

Take a look at the most beautiful arches we’ve saved for you in the gallery below for the inspiration.

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Light- Up Wedding Arch

Light-Up Wedding Arch becomes a luminous central point at your indoor or outdoor wedding celebration. Using candles as a part of your decor is a big hit, whether, its an intimate affair or a huge gathering.

Understated and elegant, lights bring an instant sense of style. String some fairy lights from the arch and keep decorations to a minimum, such as draping ivory coloured tulle over the arch or using a statement chandelier. 

Whether you choose a wedding arbor or arch, this is one of the simplest ideas but creates a big impact. 

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Sylvan Wedding Arch

This minimalist arbor decor is the ideal choice for a stunning forest setting. The hanging geometric “diamonds,” adorned with a few sparse strands of greenery and some very palette-appropriate flowers, complement the scenery without distracting from it.

Keep this style both romantic and rustic by intertwining foliage and seasonal flowers – plus, you can add draped decor that’s perfect for a beachside ceremony.

One may add more unexpected texture by strapping birch branches or grapevines to your arch with different shapes and sizes.


Glamorous Wedding Arches

Large flower arches are stunning and immediately sets the scene for an ultra stylish affair – ideal for a picturique and formal wedding. With so many wedding arch possibilities, it may be difficult to choose just one idea.

Alters decorated with clusters of roses and hydrangeas, a crystal chandelier hanging from the center adds glamor to the huge spaces.

No matter which style you choose let it reflect your style and theme.

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Make sure to Pin the ones you liked the most!

Check out our Insta page @tanarievents for more wedding inspirations.


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Fun Farmer’s Market Wedding Vibe

Happy Thursday, lovelies! Today’s beautiful wedding inspiration fits right in with our current state of mind with its jaw-dropping backdrop + fun, farm fresh details! To the couples who are absolute foodies at heart, their big day has to include all of their favorite foods + farmer’s market finds!

We’ll be focusing on everything farm-to-table and organic, rustic and essentially farm fabulous. We have some coolest floral designs, featuring a mix of fresh blooms + veggies. We’re sharing the most gorgeous wedding inspiration that embodies the elegance that can be achieved with this theme. This fun styled theme will inspire couples wanting a day with a sweet, spring feel.

Everything from choosing a venue, to decor, to a menu for the wedding day will inspire the brides to use the elements around them.

We love the idea of supporting local growers and farmers and incorporating their goods into the wedding.

You can create a simple and sweet feel whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors.

The tables can be named after the couple’s favorite fruits + veggies. We love these table plan that brings all the element of a farmers produce together. Use wooden tables for the earthy look and add mismatched chairs and couches, and it’ll look like you’ve just pulled the family together for a wonderful Sunday lunch on the farm.



Pull together some crates and wooden signs, some country produce and fresh flowers. A super adorable pickup truck if you happen to have one handy, and arrange them artfully in your cocktail area.


There is no end to this wedding theme, one can do so much around this by incorporating this theme in the wedding stationery, invitation cards, escort cards and wedding menu.



The best way to recreate the farmers market experience is to build some simple wooden stalls or carts.


Setting- up more food speciality stations for dessert and catering like charcuterie table, an artisan bread stand, a mashed potato bar – the possibilities are endless. Set up market stalls and really go for the theme.


Give a perfect touch to your wedding bouquet and your arch by adding a mix of fresh fruits & flowers to it.



Not to forget your fresh fruit wedding cake and dessert station.

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There are endless options of incorporating this trendy and colorful theme into your wedding.

Keep visiting our blog for more exciting and fun- loving wedding inspirations at

Image credit: Fonyat Photography/Amorology Weddings/Twigg Botanicals via Green Wedding Shoes

Jamie Grenough via Grey Likes Weddings

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Offbeat Weddings

With ever growing trends, there are innumerable options to tie the knot. Couples today envision themselves getting married in premises that are authentic and suit their personal style. They are thinking beyond colors, patterns, and symbols for their big day.

A pretty patterned cushion can bring up an entire wedding theme. Your wedding style can also be inspired by your favorite movie, a pastry shop in your neighborhood or your favorite book. We’ve seen weddings themed after poems, songs or a musical.

Once nailing down the wedding style and formality, it’s time to start thinking of creative ways to tie in the theme. Great places to tie in wedding themes include your stationery, lighting design, centerpiece vases, and wedding cake. For example, for formal wedding themes like gold-and-white, get gold mirrored vases with simple white flowers, architectural-inspired invitations with gold fonts, and a dramatic light.

All we are saying is, “don’t be afraid to think outside the typical season-inspired fall wedding or three-color combo theme to pull off a wedding style as unique as you.

Every week we’ll be sharing some revolutionary themes that can help you freeze on your selection.

This week’s authentic theme is:

Library Love

For the couples who connected over love of reading, can incorporate this theme for their big day.

To set the tone for the whole wedding one can literally get married at an old library, and have books hung from the ceiling for the reception. To add some subtle romantic flair one can fill the venue with quirky, artifacts through literary centerpieces, card catalog escort displays, or custom-wrapped books. 

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With hand-picked vintage books and thrifted gems, you can take this wedding theme to a different level.books blog 6.png

You can also incorporate your love of reading in your wedding outfits, personalized place cards and confetti holders. book blog 3.pngbook.png

The couple can also show their love for literature by sending out save the date’ cards that look like library cards and have there menu cards designed as book contents. books theme.png

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One of the most common questions that we receive from clients is how they can make their wedding different from all of the rest and the key to successfully personalizing your wedding is to “Bring in something that will remind people of you, whether it’s a color you love to wear, a special song, or even just a feeling.” But don’t feel pressured to pick a theme out of nowhere just for the sake of throwing an unbelievable party.

Visit our blog next week to catch up on more unique wedding themes for your big day.

Image Source: Pinterest, offbeat bride & shutterfly

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