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Welcome back, Maharanis! Not too long ago, Captivated Productions introduced us to Indian bride and groom, Manisha and Hardeep, in this stunning film, and we’ve been lucky enough to give you an exclusive look at their spellbinding event once more — this time through the lens of talented photographer, Keith Cephus Photography! Gulmohar Weddings planned this Indian wedding celebration to perfection, and we’re getting reacquainted with the happy couple of the hour in these stunning pre-wedding portraits and wedding day highlights at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Virginia. Maharani Manisha delivers a flawless mug and fabulous bridal fashions in her beautifully captured photos. Our blushing bride’s professional MUA, Makeup by Dina, and hairstylist from Shameem’s Salon & Spa, dolled her up to picture perfection, and her breathtaking looks from Sapana Amin are show-stopping. We’ll be checking out some of her post-ceremony moments when I get back, but before we do, head into the complete gallery for a peek into some of the pre-wedding festivities and even more magnificent shots from the ceremony!

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Happy Thursday, Maharanis! I’m so excited to be bringing you more amazing wedding films this week in our first ever Filmy Festival on the Platinum Guide! Opening today’s events is this raw same day edit by Captivated Productions, which features a heart-skipping Indian wedding celebration in Danville, Virginia! The Simply Perfect Event planned this elegant occasion at the The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, where Maharani Dipal wed the Raja of her dreams, Rahul. Dressed in an ivory white wedding lengha and carrying a striking bridal bouquet comprised of white lilies and red roses, the bride of the hour looked like the picture of perfection as she made her down the aisle towards a wedding stage dripping in crystals that reflected the glow of the lights sublimely. Decor experts from Aayojan did a magnificent job with the event’s look and feel by bringing in the most fabulous Indian wedding decorations that would please any Princess. To complete the festivities in true Maharani style though, the newlyweds called on party perfectors, House of Entertainment, to DJ and light their event — delivering to them and their guests one incredible day to remember!

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Happy Friday, lovely friends! The weekend is nearing, which can only mean one thing — it’s time for some Filmies! We’ve curated a quadrific collection of wedding films to share with you today, starting with this super stellar highlight reel created by Captivated Productions at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia! This fabulous little movie features an Indian wedding planned and designed by Gulmohar Weddings and was also entirely captured in pictures by the talented Keith Cephus Photography. It’s a sensational celebration that combines the Indian bride and groom, Manisha and Hardeep’s, Sikh and Hindu traditions, and will steal your heart. With amazing bridal fashions by Sapana Amin and a plethora or unforgettable moments, it’s the perfect way to start your day with us!

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Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel
Portsmouth Renaissance

Captivated Productions

Keith Cephus Photography

Bridal Fashion
Supana Amin

Floral & Decor
Gulmohar Weddings

Nawab Indian Cuisine

Lighting & Entertainment
DC Dynasty Entertainment

Planning & Design
Gulmohar Weddings

Baraat Music
DJ Geeta

Usha Shah

Had the pleasure of capturing these two amazingly gorgeous people unite in marriage a few weeks ago at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. This wedding called for a four hour ceremony, combining Sikh and Hindu traditions. Congratulations Manisha and Hardeep!! Thank you for allowing the Captivated team to capture this special time in your lives.



Venue: MOCA

Coordinator: Simply Perfect Events

Officiant: Ken Lane

Videographer: Captivated Productions

Photographer: Dustin Lewis Photography

DJ: Roger Cruz of Astro Entertainment

Beauty: The Makup School by Sarah Rillon

Florals: Studio Posy

Lighting: Moonlight and Sound

Caterer: Monteros Catering

Cake: Dyan Davis Marshall

Custom Tuxes: Steve Romero of Beecroft & Bull