Emotionally Beautiful Hindu Wedding Held at Palace Grounds, Bangalore

The emotional beauty of this Bangalore wedding’s video brought tears to our eyes the moment we watched it! 
The brilliant pictures proved that it was a lot more as well. The Sangeet night was a fun-filled affair with a ton of performances. We loved the
 quirky props used. The wedding was a little more on the traditional side but even among all the tears, vidai and emo scenes, the abundant happiness was certainly present. Scroll down to see all the wedding moments!

 

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

Meha and Vinay’s pre-wedding shoot by Siddharth Sharma took place on an open farm with tons of greenery. He managed to capture some super-cute moments of the couple! They chose to colour co-ordinate in light pink along with a casual vibe. Loved how adorable they looked together.  

PRE - WEDDING SHOOT

PRE - WEDDING SHOOT

PRE - WEDDING SHOOT

PRE - WEDDING SHOOT

PRE - WEDDING SHOOT
 

 

SANGEET

The Sangeet night saw Meha in a yellow and pink lehenga with floral embroidery topped with an elegant and minimal neckpiece. Vinay looked quite smart himself in a black formal suit. There were a number of performances by dancers that added to the fun-filled mood of the event.

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET
 

 

WEDDING

The wedding at Palace Grounds, Bangalore had Meha looking gorgeous red and white saree, a minimalistic maang-tikka and nath. The intricate mehndi on her hands stole the spotlight. Vinay wore a regal-looking cream and gold sherwani with a red safa and dupatta. The baraat carried colourful umbrella props as he made his entry. The vidai was of course, incredibly emotional but the emotional beauty of it all was palpable.  

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

WEDDING

 

  • Photographer – Siddharth Sharma
  • Wedding Venue – Palace Grounds, Bangalore
  • Outfits – Eshani Studio, 101 Bespoke 
  • Makeup – Kulsum Pervez 
  • Sangeet Planner – Bhakti

Look At The Bright Side Of Relationships This Diwali!

‘All you need is love.”
The Beatles got that one right! No matter how cliché it sounds, love is indeed what makes the world go round. And more often than not, a lot of us take that for granted. We look out for big movie-worthy moments or earth-shattering declarations from our significant other that we just fail to see that the purest form of love is in all the little things.

So this Diwali, just to remind you of all the small ways somebody could say those three special words, we have a list of some super-cute, totally on point images and text by Bright Side plus an exclusive Thought Catalog piece that will make you think of your special person and sigh in agreement.

1. ‘This is What Love Looks Like.’ by Bright Side.      

Indian artist, Nidhi Chanani seems to understand just exactly what love is. We don’t find love, we create it. Her adorable and totally relatable illustrations tell us just that!

“The Indian artist Nidhi Chanani understands better than most that it’s the little things that we share with our partners which make life worth living. That’s why she made a series of illustrations called Everyday Love, which demonstrates beautifully how every moment of a relationship contains its own element of wonder.” – Bright Side

Having pillow fights

 

Greeting each other when we get home from work

 

Being lazy together

 

Snacking together late into the night

 

Falling asleep in each other’s arms

 

Click here for the entire article!

 

2. ‘Incredibly Cute Messages from People Who Are Lucky In Love.’ by Bright Side

Cute, unexpected messages from anyone are always a pleasant surprise, but when they’re from your better half, plus hand-written, nothing can get better! 😀

“Family life is not only about love, mutual trust, and the ability to compromise. Small tokens of affection that husbands and wives give each other are just as important. Things like touching notes or cute little gifts can add cosiness to your family life. They make you and your partner smile, creating a special atmosphere that makes your love for each other even stronger.” – Bright Side
 

 

 

Read all 16 super-cute notes here!

 

3. ‘This Is What Love Does To Your Body.’ – Bright Side

The actual science of what that amazing feeling called love can do to your mental and physical health!

Love is a natural pain relief
We all know that embraces feel good and comforting. Yet, recent studies have shown that the oxytocin (chemical in brain which creates feeling of calm and closeness) released during a 10-20 seconds hug can effectively fight pain, specifically headaches.

Love helps your body fight illness
Love related gestures, from holding hands to sexual activity, increase the production of endorphins which in turn, enhance our immune system. Similarly, people with physical conditions who feel loved have a much better response to treatment and a stronger motivation to fight illnesses.

Love treats insomnia
Love hormones (oxytocin and endorphins) inhibit the release of cortisol, which is the hormone responsible for stress and it turn, they naturally promote better rest. Also, the «hormonal reconfiguration» of love making is scientifically proven to be one of the most efficient treatments for a good night’s sleep.

Love diminishes addiction probability and reduces withdrawal symptoms
Opiates, cocaine, nicotine, alcohol are so addictive because they affect the dopamine levels in our bodies. Dopamine is the hormone responsible for a sudden rush of pleasure and euphoric effects. Infatuation works the same way. Yet, besides dopamine, it also enhances the release of testosterone and oxytocin, which makes up the best combination for avoiding and fighting addiction.

 

To know more about what love can do to your body, click here!

 

4. ‘Your Life, Before and After Marriage, in Pictures.’ by Bright Side

Life before and after marriage does tend to change drastically! These super-cute pictures sum up how.

 

More pictures found here!
 

 

5. ‘The Beauty of True Love, in Pictures’ by Bright Side

“From the very first moment you meet that special person to your last breath together, love is a wonderful thing. And it’s often the little things in particular which make it so beautiful and real. The artist Pascal Campion really knows how to express the truth of this in his illustrations. So we picked a few for you to look at, and enjoy.”

 

Nervous before meeting each other

 

…before falling head over heels in love on your first date…

 

And then worrying about the first kiss

 

Spending hours on end out in the cold because you don’t want to go home without each other

 

Taking a long time to say goodbye

Trying to make her parents like you

Feeling over-joyed when you’re reunited.


 

See what else Bright Side has in store for you here!

 

 

6. ‘This is how I’ll date you.’ by Bianca Sparacino, Thought Catalog


 

“I will date you in a forgetful way. I won’t be able to recall the time you were born, or your mother’s middle name. I will forget mini anniversaries, I will forget appointments. However, I will never forget the way you looked when you told me you loved me for the first time. I will never forget the way you smell, the colour of the freckles in your eyes. I will always remember what makes your heart race, the moments of smaller magic that bang and clash against your ribcage when my head rests on your chest. I will immortalize you in my fingertips; I will never forget the way you make me feel.”

“You will not be my mcm, my wcw, or my bae. You will be my heart. You will be my home. I will not post my love for you on your Facebook wall, I will not take photos to prove to the world how much I adore the way your hair feels in the morning, or how you can never keep a straight face when you see someone fall. There will be no public evidence of our infatuation, but I will love you deeply in the most beautiful places. I will kiss you in your favourite bakery; I will brush your cheek with every tree that lines the most darling streets. We will create memories in the world, not for it. We will see our relationship dotted across the town like Christmas lights.”

“Most importantly, I will date you in the image of tenacity. I will endure for you, even when we fall on hard times, even when we struggle. I will not flee or abandon you when we disagree, I will not sleep within foreign arms when I feel hurt. I promise that when I date you, I will fight for you. I will fight for the beauty in which our hearts have felt, and though it will be difficult at times, like worthy things are, I will believe in you – I will believe in us.”

Read the whole article here.

 

 

Image source: brightside.me

7 Unique Outfit Ideas to Look Like A Pataka This Diwali 2016!

We Indians celebrate a TON of festivals but even among all of those, Diwali happens to be one of the most anticipated and most fun. What with all those lights, camera, sparkles! So of course, the lot of us are running around trying to find THE perfect outfit to outshine even that phul-jhadi.  
Also, with so many of us wearing jeans, tees and regular kurtas to college/work, it gives us all a reason to dress up in some gorgeous, over-the-top ethnic wear. And I don’t mean to be stereotypical but really, which girl doesn’t like dressing up. 😀  
As we all know, dressing up also comes with looking different / unique / better than everyone else. (please, you know you want to.) So what I’ve put together is a list of some fab trending Indian outfit ideas that will have you stealing the limelight this Diwali 2016.
Keep scrolling to make an ethnic style statement that’ll certainly set you apart!

 

CAPES

We all know capes are trending this season so it’s no surprise that this one tops the list. What I love about capes is that you can pair it with anything, have it in any length and it will still make a fabulous statement. Sheer capes over your blouse are a great way to spruce up your lehenga. Pairing it with a saree really does look rather unique! Drape your saree normally and then have a matching or contrasting cape to go over it so the pallu doesn’t disturb the design.

CAPES

CAPES

 

JACKET – LEHENGAS

With the cold setting in, it’s the perfect outfit to don this Diwali! The length of the jacket also adds a classily dramatic touch to your ensemble. I personally love the sheer jacket with embroidery over simple lehenga.

JACKET – LEHENGAS

JACKET – LEHENGAS
 

 

SHARARAS

Similar to your new-age palazzo pants with a kurta but with a lot of gorgeous work and a festive touch. Maybe I just have a thing for sheer, but look how stunning those neutral-coloured sheer pants look with the black embellished jacket-kurta! But if you think this is too risqué for the fam on a traditional Diwali day, not opting for sheer looks just as gorgeous, as you can see. I would suggest that you focus on an elaborate border.

SHARARAS

SHARARAS

 

DHOTI DRESS / DHOTI PANTS

Okay, I know I said all girls love dressing up, but this one’s for those who like to play it a little casual and comfortable (but yet stylish). Hate having to make sure your saree pallu isn’t helping with cleaning the floor or your lehenga isn’t getting stuck under someone’s shoe? Dhoti pants/dresses are here to save the day! So comfortable yet so chic. Opt for fun, vibrant colours, dramatic prints or some embroidery to make up for the casual vibe.

DHOTI DRESS / DHOTI PANTS

DHOTI DRESS / DHOTI PANTS
 

 

LEHENGA – SAREES

If you’re confused between a lehenga and a saree, then your search ends here. Lehenga sarees are perfect for you! The sweep of the pallu and the flare of the skirt adds just the right amount of festive drama you need this Diwali 2016. Plus, they happen to be trending this season!

LEHENGA – SAREES

LEHENGA – SAREES
 

 

STRAIGHT – CUT SUITS

No, I’m not talking about Armani / Chanel-style suits for Diwali. (but I wouldn’t blame you because suits, women and fashion are 3 words that just about define Chanel.)
Anyway, I’m talking about ethnic wear that is otherwise known as a churidar set. These long, straight-cut kurtas starting trending a year or two back but I don’t think they’ve really gone out of style. Of course, the runways change every few months, but I think the commercial market still looks pretty great with these. They have this sophisticated elegance that would make anyone look great.

STRAIGHT – CUT SUITS

STRAIGHT – CUT SUITS
 

 

KAFTANS

For all the fashionable ladies lazies.

Super easy to wear! You literally just have to throw on a piece of loose fabric, maybe a few accessories and you’re good to go. It could be worn as a desi dress. Great for those who love an indo-western touch to their outfits.

KAFTANS

 

 

Image source: pinterest.com

Vinay & Meha Bangalore : The wedding was a little more on the traditional side but the abundant happiness was present!

The emotional beauty of this Bangalore wedding's video brought tears to our eyes the moment we watched it! 
The brilliant pictures proved that it was a lot more as well. The Sangeet night was a fun-filled affair with a ton of performances. We loved the quirky props used. The wedding was a little more on the traditional side but even among all the tears, vidai and emo scenes, the abundant happiness was certainly present. Scroll down to see all the wedding moments!

Wedding Vendors-

  • PhotographerSiddharth Sharma
  • Wedding Venue – Palace Grounds, Bangalore
  • Outfits – Eshani Studio, 101 Bespoke 
  • Makeup – Kulsum Pervez 
  • Sangeet Planner – Bhakti

Paul & Alison Delhi : Alison and Paul’s cross-cultural wedding stunned us all with all the beautiful wedding moments.

Alison and Paul's cross-cultural wedding at Grand Vasant Kunj, Delhi, stunned us all with all the beautiful wedding moments. It's amazing how in-sync the two lovebirds from different cultures were. We loved how Alison carried off all the Indian wear effortlessly. Look out for her trendy indo-western mehndi outfit, the quirky 'Biwi no.1' signboard and her striking blue eyes!

 

Photographer- Ravneet Puri Photography

Venues-

Bridal Wear-

  • Wedding- Frontier Raas, South Extension
  • Sangeet- Roop Sarees, South Extension
  • Mehendi- Aidan Mattox, Nordstrom (United States)

Groom's Wear-

  • Wedding- Vintage

Makeup Artist- Makeup Addict by Jazz (Jazz Wahan)

 

 

Traditional, Rich Hindu Wedding at Whistling Woods, Ludhiana

Shruti and Roshan had an arranged marriage but the moment we looked at their wedding pictures, it seemed like they’d been in love all along! Destiny always has its way, I suppose.

The typical arranged marriage scene happened in Mumbai. Shruti, who was born and brought up in Ludhiana, never thought that she would ever settle down in a fast-paced city like this one.

Opposite interests, opposite habits and different lifestyles, the two couldn’t be further apart but the one common thing they shared is the immense love for their families and that is what made them believe that that LOVE indeed would always help them overcome all the differences. And so they decided to tie the knot only after a few planned meetings.

“We decided to be “together forever” after only a couple of meetings and tied the knot on 13th February, 2016. With time, the more i got to know him I realised he is everything I ever wanted.” – Shruti

 

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

Shruti and Roshan’s pre-wedding shoot was captured by the team at The Wedding Salad at Vasai Fort, Mumbai. The old-worldly charm of the location was rather beautiful. Shruti looked casually pretty in a purple, box-pleated C-cut skirt and a colourful floral printed top. Roshan carried off a pink formal shirt effortlessly.
We loved how though it was an arranged marriage, the love that was present was unmistakable.

 

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

PRE – WEDDING SHOOT

 

 

SANGEET

The groom’s unusual, regal outfit stole the show! Roshan donned a contemporary-yet-ethnic ensemble with interesting drapes which he paired with a matching velvet jacket with gold work and a stunning neckpiece. Shruti looked no less beautiful in a pink and white anarkali with embroidery and a mirror-worked border which she styled with a sheer dupatta. The naach-gaana, fun and festive mood at the event held at Radisson Blu Ludhiana truly made it a night to remember.

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET
 

 

THE WEDDING

Shruti had never wish for a big fat wedding. She only wanted it to be beautiful. But her stars seemed to shine brightly upon as she was blessed with a mixture of both.
The wedding took place at Whistling Woods, Ludhiana with all the pomp and splendour that you would expect out of an Indian wedding. Everything was planned with personal supervision without any professional planners involved and Shruti’s big joint family left no stone unturned to make it the most memorable time of her life.
The groom, Roshan once again, looked dashing in a gold and white ensemble, accessorizing with a red dupatta, matching safa and jade neck-piece that had a regal air about it. The bride graced the event in a traditional red and gold, heavily embroidered lehenga. Her gorgeous polki neckpiece is what caught our eyes.
The decorators at Ferns and Petals did a fabulous job of beautifying the venue.

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

 

  • Sangeet:  Radisson Blu Ludhiana
  • Wedding: Whistling woods, Ludhiana
  • pre wedding : Vasai Fort, Mumbai
  • Sangeet and wedding make up : Rishab Khanna
  • Decorator : Ferns and Petals 

8 Easy-To-Incorporate Drinks to Warm Up Your Winter Wedding: #WinterWeddingSeries

Winter’s coming around and in just a short while, winter weddings are going to be upon us as well. While you may already have an idea of what you want to wear and how you want to decorate, you may be a little sceptic about your food and drinks menu. Of course, that lassi you had at your cousin’s wedding isn’t going to do the trick here, no matter how yum it was. Your goal here is to stay warm! Agreed, it’s not like it snows and drops below freezing in India but it can still get quite chilly.
So apart from covering your gorgeous lehenga with a shawl, how do you keep the energy going through the night? By warming up from the inside, of course. Hot sips of delicious beverages not only are a treat to the taste buds but will also keep you pumped for the long fun-filled night you and your guests have ahead of you.
So scroll on to see what drinks you can best incorporate in your winter wedding menu to avoid those annoying goosebumps and shivers.  =)

Click here for the #WinterWeddingSeries
 

HOT CHOCOLATE

Okay, who doesn’t like hot chocolate? Not only is it super-simple to lay out, but you can also have your special variations. Try hot chocolate in shot glasses topped with whipped cream for a sweet treat everyone would love. Having marshmallows to dip is also a fabulous idea.
My personal favourite? Add a liiitle bit of dark rum! Trust me, it tastes heavenly.

HOT CHOCOLATE
 

 

SOUP

Instead of having your guests wait till dinner for some warm soup, serve it out in convenient shot glasses that they can grab whenever need be. Have some sides like toast to go along with that. The best soup to pick would be hot and spicy tomato soup. Make sure they’re nice and creamy!

SOUP
 

 

APPLE CIDER

A cue from the west, maybe? Hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick on the side serves for a delicious and not-commonly-used drink at an Indian winter wedding. Serve it out in hollowed out apples for that extra touch that your guests will love! You could have it both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. The alcoholic one is generally referred to as hard cider.

APPLE CIDER
 

 

MASALA CHAI

A nice, casual touch to your big fat wedding! Maybe skip the sutta that goes along with it and replace it with a cigar for a fancier touch? 😀  Plus, that cigar could do wonders in the cold. Serve it out in kullad cups for an authentic feel.  

MASALA CHAI

MASALA CHAI
 

 

COFFEEEE

9 in 10 people love coffee. You know you love coffee too. So why not add that everyday addiction to your winter wedding day as well! A nice hot cup of coffee could warm you up in a jiffy plus all that caffeine would also keep you alert through all the mandatory hi-hello-congratulations. A coffee bar is a great idea, allowing you and your guests to go and get a quick drink whenever y’all feel like.

COFFEEEE
 

 

MULLED WINE

Mulled wine is a drink made of red wine with spices and sometimes raisins. Served hot or warm, it makes an ideal winter wedding drink. Have it served in 200 ml glass mugs with an orange slice to garnish.

MULLED WINE
 

 

GINGER BEER

The sweet heat from the ginger does wonders on a cold winter wedding day! It gets its flavour from the ginger root being directly brewed and fermented with sugar and water. You could also add it to other drinks for a warm effect. The best way to serve it is in a glass topped with rum and lime juice.

GINGER BEER
 

 

BRANDY SHOTS

Have 60-90 ml of brandy served on a tray in shot glasses. One gulp and your insides will be all warm and cosy! Non-fussy and easy to lay out. All you need to buy is enough brandy to last the night. 😀

BRANDY SHOTS

 

 

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Roshan & Shruti Ludhiana : Rich Hindu Wedding Held at Whistling Woods, Ludhiana

Shruti and Roshan had an arranged marriage but the moment we looked at their wedding pictures, it seemed like they'd been in love all along! Destiny always has its way, I suppose. The team at The Wedding Salad captured their amazing wedding moments effortlessly. We especially loved the grooms outfits and jewellery that had a regal air about them. Scroll on for some fabulous wedding attire ideas!

  • Sangeet:  Radisson Blu Ludhiana
  • Wedding: Whistling woods, Ludhiana
  • pre wedding : Vasai Fort, Mumbai
  • Sangeet and wedding make up : rishab khanna
  • Decorator : ferns and petals 

‘Coy and Quirky’ Wedding Held at Radisson Blu Palace and Spa, Udaipur

Apurva and Kanav’s wedding at Radisson Blu Palace and Spa, Udaipur was everything they had dreamed of. They had painted a picture of an unusual and fun destination wedding with their loved ones having the time of their lives. And trust us when we say they got just that and much much more. This designer duo custom made every little detail at their wedding. From the outfits, to footwear, to invites, favours and more, it all had a personalised creative touch to it.

We loved how Apurva and Kanav based their wedding theme around two cartoon characters – ‘Coy’ and ‘Quirky’. They were basically designed keeping in mind the looks and personality of the couple, with Coy being Kanav (classy and modest) and Quirky being Apurva (bubbly and colourful). They aimed at showing the stark contrast between the two of them.

 

QUIRKY RAJASTHAN-INSPIRED MEHNDI FUNCTION

Calling it ‘Rajasthan Ro Mela’, they created a colourful, Rajasthani mela set-up for their mehndi. Of course, the guests were all required to be dressed accordingly. Apurva wore a self-designed colourful contemporary-traditional outfit with mirror work and a sheer jacket-style cape. Kanav chose to wear a pink kurta with white dhoti pants under a printed jacket, accessorizing with a casual pink safa. The catering was authentic Rajasthani delicacies that were served by street-hawker like waiters. They even had fun mela games to add to the zing. Look out for Apurva’s gorgeous silver statement earrings by Amrapali and colourful Rajasthani umbrella!

QUIRKY RAJASTHAN-INSPIRED MEHNDI FUNCTION

QUIRKY RAJASTHAN-INSPIRED MEHNDI FUNCTION

QUIRKY RAJASTHAN-INSPIRED MEHNDI FUNCTION

QUIRKY RAJASTHAN-INSPIRED MEHNDI FUNCTION

 

ELEGANT SANGEET NIGHT

This was a sophisticated and elegant dance party with everyone dresses in formal gowns and tuxedos. The bride looked stunning in an elaborate white, off-shoulder ball gown with neutral floral prints which she designed herself. The topped off her look with beautiful diamond jewellery from Khurana Jewellers. The groom looked sharp in an all-black ensemble with a sheer panel and an A-symmetrical opening. The use of a telephone booth as a photo-booth was rather interesting and fun.

ELEGANT SANGEET NIGHT

ELEGANT SANGEET NIGHT

ELEGANT SANGEET NIGHT
 

 

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

The wedding day had Apurva looking beautiful in a deep green lehenga with elaborate mirror work and sparkly embellishment. She added a sheer dupatta with a matching glittery border and a gorgeous choker-style Kundan neckpiece by MB Jewellers that if you ask us, stole the show. Her make-up by Pink Floss was spot on. Notice the interesting eye-liner style! The groom fashioned himself in a white ensemble with green and red embroidery. He topped off his look with a beaded neck-piece and a safe that complimented the bride’s colour palette.  The wedding itself was all things glittery and glamorous. Cheers to the team at Happy Frames for capturing all those amazing wedding moments!
 

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

CLASSY AND GLAMOROUS WEDDING

 

Kanav & Apurva Udaipur : Calling themelves ‘coy and quirky’, their wedding was around that very theme!

This wedding blew our minds with how unique it was. From the decor to the attire, this designer duo costum made everything themselves! Calling themelves 'coy and quirky', their wedding was around that very theme. We loved the bride's interesting, mehendi outfit as well as the unusual silver jewelery she chose to wear! Scroll on for fab inspo!