10 Black and White Bridal Photos That Prove There’s Magic In Monochrome

“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and White, you photograph their souls.” – Ted Grant

Well, he certainly has it right. While colour has a vibe of its own, there really is something charming about black and white bridal photos. They have a way of stopping time itself – when you look at a bnw frame, it’s as if that very moment is frozen in time. You may say that every picture manages to save a moment – and that’s true! But black and white images manage to capture the very emotion in it, don’t you think?


 

Don’t get me wrong, I do love colour. But you can’t deny that there is so much more essence in black and white! What’s more is that when you’re going through an album, especially an Indian wedding album, those few black and white shots do provide a refreshing change from all the bright colours.

While black and white photos used to be a thing of the past, this ‘filter’ is super popular now (for obvious reasons stated above) and every wedding photographer gets a couple of bnw shots into the album! But if you’d like more than just a few, go ahead and tell your photographer, who we’re sure will happily oblige. 

We saved a bunch of some of the most beautiful black and white Indian bridal pictures we came across. Have a look and tell us if we’re wrong!

 Hope this gives you inspiration for your own Indian wedding! <3

 

Bride Of The Week: Miss India USA’s Gorgeous Indian Wedding Sets The Bar Too High For Every Bride Out There

Ex Miss India USA just tied the knot with her long-time love Sandeep Subhedar and their wedding is the stuff dreams are made of. No exaggeration! Looking at the gorgeous bride, her wedding lehengas, jewellery, make up and more, we might as well call this her the bride of the year. Ivy Weddings did a brilliant job of shooting each moment. Check it out:

The Mehndi

Natasha’s wedding lehenga was customised – by herself! Yes, the stunning bride owns a designer label called ZAI and all her wedding outfits were self designed. She wore her hair in a pretty braid decorated with a pink flowers and accessorised with a multi-strand pearl neckpiece with a matching choker.

The Mehndi

The Mehndi

The Mehndi

The Mehndi
 

The Sangeet

The second day of the wedding festivities saw Natasha in another self-designed lehenga in glittering gold with hints of blue. Her eyes were lined by matching blue eyeliner and a soft pink lip colour completed her look.
For her dance performance, she changed into a vibrant pinkish-red off-shoulder lehenga.

The Sangeet

The Sangeet

The Sangeet

The Sangeet

The Sangeet
 

The Wedding

Her wedding look blew us away with each and every tiny detail. For starters, her wedding lehenga (again, self-designer) was a soft pink colour with leather roses and lace detail. She looked like someone out of a fairytale! The polki jewellery perfectly complimented her wedding lehenga. Instead of the usual gold kaleere, Natasha opted for some beautiful floral ones!

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding

The Wedding
 

The Reception

For the last wedding event, Natasha wore a deep red gown. To complete her look, her jeweler Zameer Kassam flew in all the way from New York to hand-deliver a 50 ct diamond necklace. All in all, this wedding was truly a dream!

The Reception

The Reception

The Reception

Vendors:

| Photographer Matt and Ivy for  Ivy Weddings | Photography Assistant: Leslie Spurlock | Event Planning: KI Weddings | Florist and Decor: Prashe Decor | All Bridal Outfits: ZAI by Natasha Arora | | Hair & Makeup: JTorry Makeup + Hair Artistry, by Jenny Torry | Groom’s Attire: Gujral Sons | Venue: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas | Custom Macarons and Cookies: Deelish Cupcakes | Caterer: The Saffron House | MC: Desi Junction DJs | Engagement Ring: Zameer Kassam | Videography: Memories Films | Henna: Henna by Zohra |

 

V Banquet and Lawn, Chembur, Mumbai

V Banquet & Lawn, Chembur, Mumbai offers an elegant hall and a sprawling lawn for your pre-wedding and wedding ceremonies. The beautifully decorated banquet hall in Chembur makes an ideal space for pheras and other rituals. You can host a buffet dinner or lunch on their sprawling lawn to enjoy a delectable feast with your loved ones under the night sky. The team of decorators at V Banquet & Lawn is an efficient one and can make your big day even more special.

It is apt for hosting a fun cocktail and an eventful sangeet night. It offers the ambiance that make your guests get loose and have a gala time, dancing.

Their skilled team of in-house decorators provide you with stunning decor and a luxurious ambience. One remarkable facility that this venue provides is the option to get your favorite catering partner. Customize the food menu in every possible way to satisfy the taste buds of your guests.

This banquet hall in Chembur is in a convenient location, this property also allows overnight weddings. Book V Banquet and Lawn for your big day and be sure to be treated with warm hospitality and impeccable service.

Party Areas

Banquet Hall – 450/700
Lawn – 50 / 100

Party Areas

Features

In-house decorators to make your events vibrant

Open catering options for an exclusive spread

Venue perfect for cocktail and sangeet party

Air-conditioned Halls

Overnight weddings allowed

Convenient location

Inviting ambiance

30 Bollywood Blouse Designs That Give Us Major Fashion Goals For Indian Weddings

From Priyanka to Alia to Deepika, check out the hottest lehenga and saree blouse designs worn by Bollywood’s hottest women!

Sonam’s high-neck saree blouse with a bare back. Business in the front, party in the back!


 

Shilpa Shetty’s blouse with an embellished neckline and cold shoulders.


 

Not the conventional blouse, but we still like this lehenga.


 

Love this net blouse back with detailed embroidery!


 

Sonam’s sexy blouse with a plunging neckline. Ensemble by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.


 

This Anamika Khanna outfit has a pretty blouse but the jacket is what catches our eyes!


 

This cute little bow at the back of Alia’s blouse!


 

Jacqueline rocked a crop top with a casual red saree and set some new #fashiongoals with the outfit.


 

Sonakshi Sinha’s corset style blouse with a fringed cape. Totally trending right now!
Check out the corset lehenga trend here.


 

Another sonam saree blouse that’s way too hot!


 

Deepika Padukone’s cape blouse by Payal Singhal.


 

Priyanka wore this black net saree to the Marrakech Film Festival. We’re in love with that intricate net sleeve and the pattern on the blouse!


 

This high-neck net blouse with a pleated neckline. Outfit by Rohit Bal.


 

Not so much a blouse, but we love this embroidered jacket-lehenga by Anamika Khanna.


 

Deepika’s white lehenga-gown by Sabyasachi.


 

Aishwarya Rai’s black saree and blouse with gold highlights!


 

Alia Bhatt wore a shirt with a pink lehenga skirt and we’re loving this indo-western style.


 

Genelia’s deep red saree with a matching high-neck blouse.


 

There may be too much going on in this blouse but Jacqueline pulls it off!


 

No one does sarees like sonam! This dhoti-saree with a silver blouse and pale pink cape is too pretty.


 

Priyanka Chopra in a Sabyasachi saree and blouse with a cut-out back.


 

Nargis Fakhri’s metallic blouse.


 

Alia’s white lace blouse with a deep neck. She carries this off so gracefully with that sheer dupatta!


 

A colourful blouse with an all-white, sheer saree by Anju Modi.


 

A high mandarin collared blouse with a sheer white saree by Anamika Khanna.


 

Another unique saree style by Sonam!


 

A creatively draped outfit by Anamika Khanna


 

Kareena Kapoor’s overlapped metallic blouse.


 

Parineeti Chopra in a black lehenga blouse with a high-collar with contrasting embroidery.


 

Kangana keeps it casual in a simple yet stunning outfit sporting a wide-striped blouse.

 

10 Bridal Hairstyles For Curly Hair That Are Perfect For Indian Weddings!

Are you a curly haired girl? How many times have you tried grabbing that straightener and taming your locks to achieve some hairstyle you saw on tv! Well, we’ve got some really cool hairstyles that don’t need a straightener and yet look gorgeous. From a wedding to a party, flaunt them anywhere!  Have a look at these Indian bridal hairstyles for long hair. We have got a few brilliant ideas suiting Indian hairstyle, so head and get all dressy!

The Curly Quiff

Skip the first part because you have natural curls!

The Curly Quiff
 

Wrap-Around Braids


 

The Twist-And-Pin

Love how elegant this looks.

The Twist-And-Pin
 

The Twist-Tuck Bun

Kinda like a chignon but with curls!

The Twist-Tuck Bun
 

Triple Bun For Curls


 

Check out more of these stunning Indian hairstyles for curly hair.
Accessorise with small flowers, hairbands or pins!


 


 


 


 


 

 

Mittal Teas: Exotic Tea In Hand Crafted Flavours? Perfect For Unique Wedding Favours!

Weddings in India are just about the most important occasions and we go to the ends of the world to make sure that this special day is perfect in every aspect. So while we’re shopping for the most stunning lehenga and booking the grandest venue, let’s not forget wedding favours!

Traditionally, Indian weddings are so used to gifting guests with that standard box of mithai but in recent times, we have a lot more options to choose from!

Today, we’d like to bring your attention to Mittal Teas.

Everyone loves a good cup of tea – and Mittal Teas delivers more than just good. Exotic flavours with hand crafted expertise – what’s not to love? Your wedding guests are sure to be super-pleased with this one!

Mittal Teas has been in the business for over 50 years, with longstanding relationships with tea gardens in India, Japan, China that enable them to procure the best of teas at the best of prices. All teas are hand-picked and tasted by their professional team of tea tasters.

You can be sure that the quality of tea is one that will be remembered and cherished.

What’s more is they have a number of exotic flavours that are all handcrafted to perfection by a skilled team.  Apple cinnamon green tea, jasmine pearl, darjeeling rare muscatel, hibiscus, kashmiri kahwa are only a few of their outstanding flavours.

So what are you waiting for? Shop your first batch of Mittal teas here!

 

Ronak & Taran Goa : Sabyasachi bride celebrates destination wedding in Goa at Planet Hollywood

Love stories that stand the test of time, family, distance and changes are the true stories we aspire to. Culminating in a gorgeous destination wedding in Goa, Taran and Ronak's love story is one of them. Met during coaching class, stealing glances amongst books, the couple began their six year long journey. From college to work, from dependence to freedom, from young to mature, their story stood the test of time.

Now, Taran has everything she ever wanted in a wedding: gorgeous decor, breathtaking outfits, close family and him, the one who will stand by her and be in her corner. Check out this marvel below!

1. Taran & Ronak, 9th February 2017

2. Wedding Outfit – Bride's : Sabyasachi 

     Sangeet          – Bride's : Gaurav Gupta 

     Jewellery         – Custom Made 

3. Make up Artist – Amrit Kaur Artistry 

4. Venue – Planet Hollywood, Goa 

5. Wedding Planner & Decorator – The Doli Diary  The Doli Diary 

6. Photography & Cinematography – http://romeshdhamija.com/

 

10 Non-traditional Wedding Dessert Ideas Instead Of The Same Old Mithai Or Cake

Wedding food is one of the most important parts of a wedding! Tbh, to me it’s just the cake. But why stick to the same old standard tradition of serving up a box of mithai or a white wedding cake? Check out these cool wedding dessert ideas that are certainly different and also super-cute to serve!

Cupcake Towers

How great do these cupcake towers look? Try having an assorted set of flavours! You can even have a small cake that you can cut at the top of the tower.

Cupcake Towers
 

Mini Wedding Cakes

This new mini wedding cake trend is amazing if you want the whole cake approach but still want something unique. Each wedding guest can just pick one up. And they’re hella cute!

Mini Wedding Cakes

Mini Wedding Cakes
 

Dessert Kababs

For real though, how cool is this idea?! You just need to stack various sweets on a stick. Go crazy with your choices! You can even have a DIY dessert bar where your guests can make their own dessert kababs. I know I would love that!

Dessert Kababs

Dessert Kababs
 

Colourful Macarons

Go for a pretty pastel look or even rainbow coloured macarons! These petite desserts never disappoint.

Colourful Macarons
 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Healthy option! Well, not thaat healthy since its covered in chocolate but who cares! They do taste good. <3

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 

Individual Dessert Shots

Again, you can try having an assortment of flavours to choose from, instead of having to stick to just one.

Individual Dessert Shots

Individual Dessert Shots
 

Naked Cakes

These work perfectly for a fall wedding. They’re basically just cake with a rougher touch on the icing. You can add fruits or other toppings to make it look very pretty!

Naked Cakes

Naked Cakes
 

Desserts In Jars

An individual jar for each wedding guest is a good idea! Each jar can be packed with the yummiest set of things. <3

Desserts In Jars
 

Doughnut Stack

Doughnut Stack
 

Marshmallows And Chocolate

Tbh, anything with chocolate is perfect. But you could also try having marshmallows with various other toppings! They do taste amazing.

Marshmallows And Chocolate

Marshmallows And Chocolate

 

10 Most Unique Bridal Nose Rings We Saw On Instagram This Wedding Season

Bridal jewellery is probably the second most important thing, after the lehenga. So of course, from the mathapatti to the payal, every bride wants to make sure that each and every piece is on point! But how important is getting that perfect bridal nath? We’d say pretty important because the right kind of nose ring can make or break your bridal look! And as always, we are here to help you with all the Indian wedding inspiration you need. Check out some of the most unique and gorgeous nose rings we found on instagram this wedding season:

This Kundan nath adds just the right kind of drama. This bride wore a high neck blouse and lay off the neckpieces. So the heavy nose ring balances it out!


 

This single string nath paired with a matching maang-tikka has its own unique shape!


 

Don’t shy away from really big bridal nose rings. This bride proves that it can look gorgeous!


 

This spunky brides statement silver piece goes perfectly with her pale pink outfit.


 

Such a refreshing change from what we usually see on brides. A smaller but thicker diamond circle with focus on that crescent-shaped kundan piece.


 

This beautiful bride goes easy on all other jewellery and maintains emphasis on the heavy nose ring.


 

A simple yet stunning bridal nose ring with no strings attached to it.


 

Really wish this was a clearer picture but you can still see how lovely this heavy nose ring looks with all the other jewellery pieces. 


 

This triple-strand nose ring has quite a unique shape and design.


 

This bridal nath maintains a simple ring but comes alive with a cluster of diamonds all in one place.


 

Personal favourite! Love this simple ring with dainty floral designs in pearl and kundan.


 

Hope you liked those Check out some cool maang-tikka and matha-patti styles here:
10 Gorgeous Brides Show Us Why A Maang-Tikka Is A Must For Every Indian Bridal Outfit