The Co-Founders

Braja and Gene also founded Mandala Weddings Magazine and Blog


Thirty years of combined experience of being professional Indian wedding photographers Braja and Gene understand precisely what it takes to build community. Surrounding themselves with driven people build thriving businesses that genuinely love what they do. Inspired by the many conversations over the years of being wedding vendors. Mandala Weddings is focused on three simple concepts. First, to build a collaborative community of members. Offer brides and grooms access to these members to build their dream team. And finally, to publish inspirational weddings to bring everyone together. At Mandala Weddings, we can honestly say we are the real deal, and we genuinely care about our members and the clients we service.

Braja Mandala


Meet the editor in chief, Braja's keen eye for everything beautiful is the reason why the annual magazine and website is full of inspirational images. A professional Indian Wedding photographer who understands the power of storytelling through wedding photos and values the hard work that goes into creating events.

J. Kishore


Gene loves to help people connect and encourages them to help one another. He believes in the strength of building a community and values his professional relationships by surrounding himself with people who are smarter than himself. His role as the educator and technical guru of this website is a perfect balance.

Elegance Unveiled: The Essence of an Indian Wedding Magazine

Indian weddings are a kaleidoscope of traditions, colors, and emotions. They are a visual and cultural feast, celebrating love, family, and community. An Indian wedding magazine serves as a treasure trove of inspiration, guidance, and ideas for couples planning their special day. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the contents of an Indian wedding magazine, exploring the essential features that make it an indispensable resource for couples and enthusiasts alike.

1. Real Wedding Stories

One of the heartwarming aspects of an Indian wedding magazine is the feature on real wedding stories. These stories allow couples to draw inspiration from the experiences of others. Each real wedding feature is a journey through the couple’s love story, their unique customs, and the exquisite details that made their day unforgettable.

2. Bridal Fashion and Trends

Bridal fashion is a central theme in Indian weddings. An Indian wedding magazine showcases the latest trends in bridal attire, jewelry, and makeup. It provides insights into traditional and contemporary fashion, helping brides and grooms make informed decisions about their wedding day look.

3. Vendor Spotlights

An important element of wedding planning is selecting the right vendors. The magazine often features vendor spotlights, highlighting the work of wedding planners, photographers, decorators, caterers, and other professionals. This section helps couples connect with experienced and reputable service providers.

4. Beauty and Wellness Tips

Looking and feeling your best on your wedding day is a priority for many couples. Indian wedding magazines often include beauty and wellness tips, featuring expert advice on skincare, makeup, fitness, and overall well-being in the lead-up to the big day.

5. Décor and Theme Ideas

The décor and theme of an Indian wedding are what give it a distinct personality. The magazine showcases a variety of decoration ideas, color palettes, and themes that couples can draw inspiration from to make their wedding unique.

6. DIY and Personalization Ideas

Many couples want to add personal touches to their wedding day. The magazine may feature do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas and stories of how couples personalized their ceremonies and receptions, from crafting decorations to designing wedding favors.

7. Wedding Planning Checklists and Timelines

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but an Indian wedding magazine often provides planning checklists and timelines to help couples stay organized. These guides ensure that every detail is considered and executed at the right time.

8. Expert Advice and Tips

Expert advice from wedding planners, designers, and photographers can be a valuable resource. Articles and interviews with experts provide insights into trends, customs, and best practices in wedding planning.

9. Cultural Insights

Indian weddings are known for their cultural richness. The magazine may delve into the significance of various customs, rituals, and traditions, providing a deeper understanding of the cultural aspects of an Indian wedding.

10. Honeymoon Destinations

After the wedding comes the honeymoon, and the magazine often includes features on exotic honeymoon destinations. It offers suggestions for romantic getaways that cater to different tastes and budgets.

11. Budget and Financial Tips

Planning a wedding involves financial decisions, and the magazine may offer guidance on budgeting, cost-saving tips, and financial planning for the wedding and beyond.

12. Interviews with Newlyweds

Getting insights from couples who have recently tied the knot can be invaluable. Their stories, challenges, and tips can offer a sense of camaraderie to couples in the planning stage.

13. Community and Culture

An Indian wedding magazine celebrates the sense of community and culture that surrounds Indian weddings. It often features stories of families coming together, cultural festivities, and the bonds that weddings strengthen.

14. Photo Galleries and Inspiration Boards

Visual inspiration is a key element of the magazine. It includes photo galleries of stunning wedding moments, as well as inspiration boards for themes, color palettes, and décor ideas.

An Indian wedding magazine is not just a publication; it’s a source of inspiration, guidance, and connection for couples planning their dream wedding. With its diverse contents, it serves as a cherished companion on the journey to creating a celebration that is a true reflection of love, culture, and tradition.