2016 Rewind: Wedding Decor We Loved!

 

Yet another look-back at the year that has been! 2016 saw some gorgeous and quirky wedding decorations. These wedding decor ideas left us inspired, amused and impressed! From decor accessories to everyday flowers – these decorators re-invented everything on the radar. With a myriad of colours and accessories these professionals created something that left us all starry eyed! Brides-to-be check out the top decor ideas of 2016 to ace that wedding next year!

 

Image Credit: Fotografia – Mithilesh Chaubey

 

Image Credit: Dream Diaries

 

Image Credit: Reels & Frames

 

Image Credit: Going Bananas Photography

 

Image Credit: Going Bananas Photography

 

Image Credit: Chetna Bhat Photography

 

Image Credit: Color Blast

 

Image Credit: Reels & Frames

 

Image Credit: Into Candid Photography

 

Image Credit: Coffee Stains

 

Image Credit: Camera Crew

 

Image Credit: Navdeep Soni

 

Image Source: The Wedding Salad

 

Image Credit: Pixel Story

 

Image Credit: Preach Art Photography

 

 

2016 Rewind: Our Top 30 Instagram Moments!

Well, well, well, the year’s coming to an end and we cannot wait to find out what majestic inspiration will come our way in the next year. Till then, we decided to relive our best moments and go through some of the magical wedding inspiration we had this year. Radiant brides, sparkling jewellery, stylish grooms, awe-inspiring decor, cool accessories, gorgeous mehendi – we came across all this much more in 2016 and nothing like scrolling through some of the best stuff while you await the upcoming inspiration! We bring to you the best of our Instagram posts from 2016. Ladies, if you are a bride-to-be in 2017, take note of these gorgeous pictures and get those plans rolling!

 

Image Credit: Dot Dusk Photography

 

Image Credit: Foto Walle

 

Image Credit: Dream Diaries

 

Image Credit: Richa Kashelkar

 

Image Credit: Burn Pixel

 

Image Credit: Purushottam Deb Photoworks

 

Image Credit: Dot Dusk

 

Image Credit: Shot Stories by Varun Suresh

 

Image Credit: Photobooth 9

 

Image Credit: The Wedding Crasher

 

Image Credit: Portfolio Studios

 

Image Credit: Jodi Clickers

 

Image Credit: Picture Art Company

 

Image Credit: Robin Saini

 

Image Credit: Aviraj Saluja

 

Image Credit: Pixel Story

 

Image Credit: Studio Kelly

 

Image Credit: Tuhina Chopra

 

Image Credit: The Wedding Crasher

 

Image Credit: Romesh Dhamija Productions Photo and Films

 

Image Credit: Morvi Images

 

Image Credit: ShutterInk

 

Image Credit: Shades Photography

 

Image Credit: Dipak Studios

 

Image Credit: ShutterInk

 

Image Credit: Preach Art Company

 

Image Credit: Shades Photography

 

Image Credit: Frames and Films by Rupesh

 

Image Credit: Mithilesh Choubey

 

Image Credit: Picture Art Company

 

 

 

2016 Rewind: Our Top 25 Facebook Moments Relived!

2016 gave us some memorable moments and before the year ends, we decided to look back and take a look at all those moments all over again! Pretty brides, gorgeous lehengas, dapper grooms and stunning decor – we saw it all in this year. One thing that stole our hearts away were the catchy smiles and love that the photographers managed to capture in these frames! Take a look!

 

Image Source: (L-R) Burn Pixel, Cupcake Productions

 

Image Souce: Gautam Khullar Photography

 

Image Source: (L-R) Camera Crew, Dilli Wale Weddings

 

Image Source: Happy Frames

 

Image Source: (L-R) Deepak Studios, Wedding Twinkles

 

Image Source: (L-R) Jodi Clickers, Dream Diaries

 

Image Source: Amour Affair

 

Image Source: Cupcake Productions

 

Image Source: Pixel Story

 

Images Source: Richa Kashelkar

 

Image Source: (L-R) Photobooth 9, Mithilesh Choubey

 

Image Source: Going Banans Photography

 

Image Source: Weddings by CineWire

 

Image Source: Purushottam Deb

 

Image Source: Dream Diaries

Image Source: (L-R): Divishth Kakkar Photography, Dipak Studios)

Image Source: Navdeep Soni

Image Source: Our Wedding Chapter

 

 

2016 Rewind: Bridal Lehengas We Loved!

 

As the year draws to an end, we cannot help but think about all the lovely brides who inspired us throughout the year. From gorgeous lehengas to fab expressions – we saw it all and to say that we were impressed would be an understatement! Myriad of colours, intricate designs and radiant smiles came together beautifully to create a range of memorable photographs! Here’s taking a look at the bridal lehengas which left us mesmerized in 2016.

 

Image Source: Robin Saini

 

Image Source: Shutter Down Photography

 

Image Source: Dream Diaries

 

Image Source: Fotografia 9

 

Image Source: Team Varun’s Click

 

Image Source: Bombay Paparazzi

 

Image Source: Going Bananas Photography

 

Image Source: Going Bananas Photography

 

Image Source: Israni Photography

 

Image Source: ArtCapture Productions

 

Image Source: Plush Affairs

 

Image Source: Happy Frames Photography

 

Image Source: Tuhina Chopra Photoworks

 

Image Source: Divishth Kakkar Photography

 

 

2016 Rewind: Wedding Destinations That Stole The Show

Destination weddings are as fun as it gets – starting your new life amidst loved ones and picturesque surroundings! Not to mention the breathtakingly beautiful pictures! As the year is coming to an end, we thought of looking back and remembering all the wonderful destination weddings we witnessed during the year. While some classic places remained just as popular, some new places emerged and became the next big thing. Here are the most popular wedding destinations we saw in 2016! Take a look!

Goa

Goa remains a favourite for many due to its pristine beaches and glorious sunsets. A beach wedding at dusk does sound romantic, doesn’t it?

Goa

Goa

Goa

Image Source: Camera Crew

Check out the entire  Real wedding in Goa.

Goa

Goa

Goa

Image Source: FlashBakc Studios

Check out the entire wedding here.

Jaipur

No surprises here! Who doesn’t want a stunning, regal and classy wedding in the pink city? After all, it is home to some of the best venues and views!

Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur

Image Source: Gautam khullar Photography

Check out the entire Real wedding in Jaipur.

Udaipur

The city of lakes provides a romantic backdrop for weddings and what more could we ask for?

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur

Image Source: Weddings by Katia Peshanova

Check out the entire Real wedding in Udaipur.

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur

Image Source: Happy Frames

Check out the entire wedding here.

Kerala

Backwaters, pristine beaches and romantic sunsets – Kerala has it all and we couldn’t love it more!

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala

Image Source: Into Candid Photography

Check out the entire Real wedding in Kerela.

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala

Image Source: Navdeep Soni

Check out the entire wedding here.

International Destinations:

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius

Image Source: Sonder Frames

Check out the entire Real wedding in Mauritius.

Thailand

Tropical beaches, gorgeous palaces and wamth – Thailand welcomes all with open arms and makes your special day even more memorable.

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Image Source: Serendipitious Smiles

Check out the entire Real wedding in Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Image Source: Reels & Frames

Check out the entire wedding here.

Dubai

Clear skies, sleek and elegant venues await at Dubai and the gorgeous view of the city is sure to turn any wedding into a romantic one!

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai

Image Source: Into Candid Photography

Check out the entire Real wedding in Dubai

Saurabh & Parul Chandigarh : Ceremony and celebration as vibrant and full of love as the couple themselves.

 

Adept at clicking images that almost come alive and start talking to you, Naman Verma's wedding photography at Sourabh and Parul's phenomenally beautiful wedding, where people, emotions and colors take center stage, creates a visual story that mesmerizes, so much so that we can't stop looking at these pictures. Sourabh and Parul's eight year old relationship culminated into a ceremony and celebration as vibrant and full of love as the couple themselves. The glorious bride Parul resplendant in a vintagy rani pink wedding lehenga with bold aari-taari accessorised with heirloom jewellery drew a simple yet stunning bridal portrait. Heartwarming family moments during Haldi, ceremonial poojas baraat and Pheras are not to be missed.

Venue: Aura Gardens, Zirakpur

Photography: Naman Verma Photography 

Makeup Artist: Surkhab Anjum

Bridal wear: Shruti S

Scroll on to see images from this wedding album that almost comes alive as the pages turn.

 

Top 6 Mumbai Shopping Places for the DIY Bride

When it comes to bridal shopping, Mumbai – the city of dreams – doesn’t lag behind any other. In fact you would even find it surpassing others with its secret stash of bridal essentials. And today, we intend to uncover Mumbai’s best kept secret stores and bring them to you – from trousseau essentials to unstitched fabrics and bridal accessories – you will find it all here!

 

Bhuleshwar Market

Bhuleshwar Market

Image Source: Enki Village

Home to over 500 shops, this market is a one stop destination for a lot of things on the wedding shopping list. Jewellery, sarees, unstitched lehengas, trousseau boxes and bags and even puja essentials – there is everything under one roof. This market is closed on Sundays and tends to get busy during the week – be prepared to walk around and bargain! Chandan Fancy Sarees and Dipti Creation are some of the shops to watch out for and if you are really lucky, you may just find the right footwear as well!

 

How to Get There: The closest station is Charni Road and you can get a cab from there.

 

Hindmata Market

Hindmata Market

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This market in Dadar is as busy as it gets and offers an exhaustive range of bridal shopping essentials. Popularly considered to be one of the largest markets in the city, it offers everything in one place – sarees, lehengas, suit pieces, fabrics that can be stitched into gowns and dresses, sherwani and so much more! Everything here is available at a wholesale rate but it doesn’t hurt to bargain!

 

How To Get There: You can take a cab from Dadar station to the market.

 

Gandhi Market

Gandhi Market

Image Source: Mobsea

This market is one of the oldest in town and attracts a lot of shoppers. The market is closed on Mondays and a visit during noon is recommendable. From footwear to jewellery and fabrics – you are sure to find something that suits your taste from the 200 odd shops in the market. Some of the shops also offer a range of designer sarees, lehengas and fabrics that you can make into anything you want!

 

How To Get There: Take a cab from King’s Circle Railway Station.

 

Mangaldas Market

Mangaldas Market

Image Source: Wicfy

Initially started as a trader’s market for Gujarati businessmen, this has developed into a full-fledged market for wedding shoppers and other people alike. Hundreds of tiny shops line the criss-cross of this maze and they specialize in everything you can imagine. From saree borders to matching dupattas – you can get everything on your shopping list here!

 

How To Get There: You can take a cab from either CST or Churchgate station.

 

Mulji Jetha Market

Mulji Jetha Market

Image Source: Haroon Tex International

(Note: Images are for representative purposes only)

Considered to be the largest textile market in Asia, Mulji Jetha Market is over a hundred years old and has almost 1000 shops under one roof. This market is a little more organised than the others and the wider lanes help in navigation. GK Fashions is known to have a myriad of prints and fabrics which is sure to impress you.

 

How To Get There: Take a cab from CST railway station.

 

Natraj Market

Natraj Market

Image Source: Jack Man’s Fabrics

(Note: Images are for representative purposes only)

Natraj Market is the go-to place for most people residing in the western suburbs. Shops are tucked into every nook and corner of this market and rarely does it disappoint. From costume jewellery to shoes, bags and designer sarees – these shops offer it all. Keep an eye out for hidden gems and be prepared to bargain!

 

How To Get There: It is at a walkable distance from Malad Station.

 

15 Wedding Photographers Who Wowed Us in 2016!

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

With Indian weddings being what they are today, a ton of importance is given to immortalise one of the biggest days of your life. And what other way to do that than with beautiful photos to nostalgically look at 10 years down the line. So of course, you want to make sure that those precious pictures are captured with care by the best in the business! No wedding has pictures of mechanical smiles and standard poses anymore. Gone are the days of half the wedding album being filled with random guests and their biryani. These wedding photographers will make sure that they capture your best moments, candid and not-so-candid, with utter perfection! Pictures so perfect, you’ll be going back in time and reliving those days all over again.
So check out our list of some of the best wedding photographers we saw in 2016 and start dialling your favourite!

 

ROMESH DHAMIJA PRODUCTIONS

ROMESH DHAMIJA PRODUCTIONS

ROMESH DHAMIJA PRODUCTIONS

ROMESH DHAMIJA PRODUCTIONS

Price:

> Candid Photography: 75000/-
> Cinematography: 125000/-
> Pre Wedding: Shoot 35000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

PIXEL STORY.IN

PIXEL STORY.IN

PIXEL STORY.IN

PIXEL STORY.IN

Price: 70,000/-

City: Bangalore

For details and booking, click here

 

SIDDHARTH SHARMA

SIDDHARTH SHARMA

SIDDHARTH SHARMA

SIDDHARTH SHARMA

Price: 2,00,000/-

City: Bangalore

For details and bookings, click here

 

SHADES

SHADES

SHADES

SHADES

Price: 1,50,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

DOTDUSK STUDIOS

DOTDUSK STUDIOS

DOTDUSK STUDIOS

DOTDUSK STUDIOS

Price: 2,00,000/-

City: Delhi

For details and bookings, click here

 

REELS AND FRAMES

REELS AND FRAMES

REELS AND FRAMES

REELS AND FRAMES

Price: 1,25,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

DREAM DIARIES

DREAM DIARIES

DREAM DIARIES

DREAM DIARIES

Price:  1,30,000 onwards

City: Mumbai

 

THE WEDDING SALAD

THE WEDDING SALAD

THE WEDDING SALAD

THE WEDDING SALAD

Price: 70,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

WEDDING NAMA

WEDDING NAMA

WEDDING NAMA

WEDDING NAMA

Price: 1,50,000 onwards

City: Mumbai

 

ANOOP PADALKAR PHOTOGRAPHY

ANOOP PADALKAR PHOTOGRAPHY

ANOOP PADALKAR PHOTOGRAPHY

ANOOP PADALKAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Price: 80,000 onwards

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

JODI CLICKERS

JODI CLICKERS

JODI CLICKERS

JODI CLICKERS

Price: 90,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

INTO CANDID PHOTGRAPHY

INTO CANDID PHOTGRAPHY

INTO CANDID PHOTGRAPHY

INTO CANDID PHOTGRAPHY

Price: 80,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

CAMERA CREW

CAMERA CREW

CAMERA CREW

CAMERA CREW

Price: 65,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

PHOTOBOOTH9

PHOTOBOOTH9

PHOTOBOOTH9

PHOTOBOOTH9

Price: 60,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

ISRANI PHOTOGRAPHY

ISRANI PHOTOGRAPHY

ISRANI PHOTOGRAPHY

ISRANI PHOTOGRAPHY

Price: 2,00,000/-

City: Mumbai

For details and bookings, click here

 

Aroop & Shweta Mumbai : This beautiful wedding took place at MCA, Mumbai with a fusion of Bengali & Marathi rituals.

This beautiful wedding took place at MCA, Mumbai with a fusion of Bengali & Marathi rituals. Shweta looked beautiful in a traditional Nauvari Saree. Her make up was done by her own sister, Priya who made her look absolutely stunning. They both wanted to get married in India with their close family and friend, and that's exactly how they did it. The entire event was amalgamation of happy, cheerful notes and a lot of love. Scroll on to see the wedding moments!

Photography by Into Candid Photography .

How to Handle Wedding Day Emergencies?

Everybody wants a fairy-tale wedding day that’s just about perfect. But in case you haven’t noticed, “nobody is perfect”. So while most of your wedding may go according to the fool proof plan, there may be some things that just aren’t in your control! So to help you worry a little less, we’ve got a list of quick fixes to handle common wedding day emergencies for a bride. Keep scrolling!

 

SPILLS AND STAINS

SPILLS AND STAINS
 

Different stains need to be dealt with different methods!

Water-based stains like wine:
DO NOT RUB as this will spread the stain. Dab gently with a moist cloth dipped in water or club soda. Once the wedding is over, take it to a dry cleaner’s asap.

Oil-based stains like perfume or food:
Dab the fabric with talcum powder or corn starch for around 10-15 minutes until it absorbs the blot.

Cosmetic stains (make up):
Treat it with some club soda immediately, sprinkle it with some salt and let it dry.

Spilled ink:
Spray a piece of cotton with hairspray and lightly rub it on the stain.

Chewing gum:
If chewing gum gets stuck on your dress, don’t start screaming! Just apply ice to the area until the gum hardens and then scrape it off.

 

PUFFY EYES

PUFFY EYES
 

Tends to happen when you’ve spent the sleepless night fretting about the impending wedding! The best thing to do is to quit worrying about it and get a good night’s sleep. But since the mind rarely co-operates and you do happen to wake up with puffy eyes, first drink a glass of detox lemon water. While you do that, keep two teaspoons in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Take them out and place them face-up on your eyelids. (The rounded part should be in contact with your eyelid)
If you don’t have any teaspoons, just wrap ice cubes in a tissue and do the same. The coolness will help drain excess fluid from the blood vessels around your eyes.

You could also steep two tea bags (not herbal tea because you want the caffeine) in hot water, freeze them, and place them on your lids for 15 minutes. Then apply a light layer of eye gel with caffeine or chamomile.

 

MAKE UP PROBLEMS

MAKE UP PROBLEMS
 

Ideally, the best thing is to have your make-up artist around! If not:

Mascara / Eyeliner:
If you are the classic bride, you WILL cry at your wedding; which in turn will cause your mascara to run. (If it’s not water-proof)
Just use a wet Q-tip to take off the smudged mascara/eyeliner. You might need to touch up your foundation around the eyes as well so keep that and your compact within easy access.

Lipstick:
To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, blot it with a tissue after applying. You could also set it in with light compact, though the colour might not be as dark. Another way is to put your finger in your mouth and pull through. This will get all the lipstick that is on the inner part of your lip.

Shiny face:
This tends to happen when you have make up on for long hours. Ensure that you have blotting papers around to suck up the shine. Apply compact again if needed.

 

ZIPPER MALFUNCTIONS

ZIPPER MALFUNCTIONS
 

You can rub a bar soap, lip balm, a candle or a graphite pencil along the length of the zipper to get it running smoothly. Do this a few times, making sure that no thread is stuck along the fastener.
Another temporary, short-term solution for a zipper that won’t stay done up is to spray the closed zipper with a strong hold hairspray. The hairspray acts as glue, holding the zipper teeth together. Be sure to cover both sides of the outfit with a towel so you don’t get any product on the fabric.

 

SURPRISE ACNE

SURPRISE ACNE
 

Ughhh. If there’s one thing that’s outta your hands, it’s this, especially with all the wedding stress mounting high. But don’t worry; there are a few ways to control it.

> Best thing to do is to get a dermatologist to inject you with a dose of cortisone, causing it to shrink.

> If you can’t do that, try holding an ice cube to it for 10 minutes to reduce the inflammation and then apply a benzoyl-peroxide based acne cream.

> Dab on white toothpaste on the pimple (make sure it has mint). Leave it on for as long as you can. Use more concealer than usual and dab it with compact.

 

HICCUPS

HICCUPS

> Take a teaspoonful of vinegar. Its sour taste could stop a hiccup in its tracks.

> Breathe slowly and deeply into a small paper bag. (Stop if you feel light-headed.) This increases the carbon dioxide level in the blood and makes the diaphragm contract more deeply to bring in more oxygen, which may stop the hiccup spasms. 

> Try to swallow repeatedly, and then drink a glass of water while plugging your ears.

 

HANGOVERS

HANGOVERS
 

Drank a little too much at your pre-wedding bash? Try out these remedies to stop your head from pounding on the morning of your big day!

> Get an hour or two of extra sleep. But do not sleep excessively!!

> Drink tons of water! Your body is probably super dehydrated.

> Studies suggest sipping on ginger or peppermint tea is the perfect soothing brew for hangover-related nausea and stomach aches. Green tea is also known to be detoxifying and helpful to the liver.

> Eat a meal full of carbs. Avoid all forms of dairy though, eggs included.

 

TOO MUCH PERFUME

TOO MUCH PERFUME
 

If you went a little overboard, dab your skin with a handkerchief or cotton dipped in rubbing alcohol to neutralise the scent.

 

BROKEN HEEL

BROKEN HEEL

Always practice walking in your new heels before the wedding day. 
If you still do manage to break one, don’t worry. Just keep fevi-quick around; it’ll patch up the broken heel in no time. Though, this might just be temporary.

 

SHOE BITES

SHOE BITES

Again, practice walking in your new heels before directly wearing them on the wedding.
Wrap both your big toes and little toes in Band-Aids. Cover the back of your heel with a Band-Aid too. This will avoid friction between your skin and your footwear.
You could also apply petroleum jelly inside your shoe and leave it overnight.
Another method is to apply coconut oil for 3 nights to soften them

 

 

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