A note from the founder…
Hi! I’m Poonam.
Think of me as you professional bestie.
Here’s a little story of how I landed in the big fat world of weddings and events.
It was not always about glam parties and events with me. In fact, the complete opposite!
After losing my mother to ovarian cancer in 2010, I realised how precious life really is. So at the age of 30, I decided to take the plunge and leave my successful career as a scientist, to follow a creative path. A path that would lead me to a career I had been dreaming of for many years.
Yes, I was that girl who collected bridal magazines, looked up to the likes of Martha Stewart and was totally obsessed with lifestyle tv shows.
The Maharani Diaries initially started off as a South Asian wedding blog, created to make the wedding industry more representative of the wider Australian society. Little did I know that 5 years later, I would have my design work published in local and international publications and appear on webinars discussing diversity and inclusion in the wedding industry.
My journey in this industry has been so rewarding. From blogging to volunteering, working in hospitality and interning with wedding and event planners to now helping couples on their wedding planning journey, The Maharani Diaries is the culmination of everything I believe in.
I want to dedicate this journey to my late mother who was and always be an inspiration to me. Finally, I’m doing what I love Mum!
What your wedding means to me…
Today’s modern South Asian couple are fashion-forward, confident and sophisticated. They embrace glamour, elegance and love and we want to guide them every step of the during their wedding planning journey.
I take every celebration pretty seriously. Which is why I value getting to know each and every couple and their families too. After all, South Asian weddings are all about family.
Your wedding is a celebration of your lives and so rather than making it seem like a chore, I’m going to help you have fun along the way. Think of me as your professional bestie!
My mission is to empower you to follow your dream wedding vision for a breath taking celebration which truly reflects your personality.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing your beautiful wedding or event vision come to life. So let’s create an out of the box and memorable experience for you and your loved ones.
Where I’ve lived: Suva, Melbourne, Cork, Sydney
Famous people I’ve met: Manish Malhotra, Shah Rukh Khan, Nicole Kidman
Favourite drink: Coffee person before tea I’m afraid
When I was little: I wanted to become a Japanese teacher
Studied: Biotechnology, Sustainability, Hospitality and Event Management
Someday I want to: Plan a destination wedding