This groom surprised his fiance with a Harry Potter themed sangeet and its too cute to handle!

Meet these US-based newlyweds, Arun and Roshna Prakash – they met 2 years ago in Chicago, fell in love and have been inseparable since then. Happily married now, their sangeet was one hell of an event! Arun surprised his fiance and how! Here’s what happened:

 

The story behind it:

 

For Roshana, getting married to someone who is not a potterhead was next to impossible. But as they say love is blind, and she did fall in love with Arun who didn’t know the ‘H’ of Harry Potter!

 

To impress his lady love, Arun watched all the HP movies. When he finally had all the information collected, he found the perfect way to surprise Roshana. He transformed the sangeet venue to a Harry-Potter themed extravaganza! Have a look below:

 

1. The entrance:

 

 

 

The ‘Roshna weds Arun’ sign-board was tastefully swapped with this board, having references that only a Potterhead would understand.

 

2. There were flying keys, snitches, and candles hanging from the ceiling:

 

 

 

 

 

3. Look at those wizard props – right out of Azkaban:

 

 

4. This is how we imagine Roshna initiated her Muggle-born husband into the magical world of Hogwarts.

          We guess he belongs to Gryffindor now 😀 :

 

 

5. Gryffindor for sure!

 

 

6. They did a friendly wizard duel too! *Wingardium Leviosa*:

 

 

7. Ofcourse there was Arthur Weasley’s ingenious flying car:

 

 

8. Also, they had their very own Hogwarts Express leaving from Platform 9 ¾:

 

 

9. There was a waltzing session too – much like Harry, Ron and Hermione had with their dates at the Yule Ball!  

 

 

10. We spotted Dooby too:

 

 

11. A magical moment:

 

 

12. A Game of wands? These GOT lovers had an Iron Throne built with magic wands! *can’t stop gushing*

 

 

13. Giving us major FOMO with the cake counter:

 

 

 

 

 

14. ….and then there were edible Golden snitches:

 

 

 

15. Magic potions anyone?

 

 

 

16. … then there was this tri-wizard cup:

 

 

17. ….and the cake:

 

 

18. They even had a guestbook with pictures of the couple inside, (total Harry Potter style) :

 

 

19. Guest Favours – All the guests who entered as muggles left as wizards:

 

 

20. They really went ALL the way!

 

 

21. Say Hi to Dobby! We think he is free because now Arun is going to be the slave (of Roshna) ;

 

 

A word from the bride, “I’m pretty sure he spent a lot of sleepless nights thinking about this and planning for this. Some of these qualities were actually what made me fall for him in the first place because I’m not a planner or surprise-giver myself. But, even otherwise, I would have happily married him sitting on our couch in our living room,”! *awwwwww*

 

 

Decor – Elegant Weddings

Photography – Eden Studios

What to wear to your Best Friend’s Engagement or Roka!

 

If your BFF is getting engaged, the pressure is totally on! What to wear to look sanskari, hot, sizzling and still not overshadow the bride-to-be (which a carnal sin) can be a tough choice to make! After all, the dulhan ki special friend always seems to attract a lot of eyeballs, so the outfit has to be that stunning too!

 

If you are totally clueless about what to wear for your BFF’s engagement, don’t worry because we’ve done the research for you – from the currently trending to the timeless pieces, we’ve got tons of inspo for you! Have a look below:

 

1. Sharara with mirror work:

 

Image Source  – Through the barrel

 

Heavily embroidered, this mirror work sharara will make you stand out and how! Blow dry your hair, put on the retro sunglasses and wear those pretty jhumkas, we swear, all eyes will be on you, girl!

 

2. Co-ordinated crop top and lehenga skirt:

 

Designer – Mogra

 

Designer – Masaba Gupta

 

Weather you decide to wear the beige-and-red floral print number or the fuschia pink off-shoulder top and lehenga skirt; either will make you look all cheery, bright and festive! Pair it with a killer pair of heels, put on a bright lipstick and don’t forget to flash your brightest smile for all those selfies!

 

3. A chiffon saree:

Designer – Sabyasachi Mukherjee

 

You can never go wrong with a sari and this one seems to be our current favourite. This starry drape is perfect for the bride-to-be’s best friend. Just pair it with a shimmery blouse, belt it up, put on some really cool shades and you are ready to rock the party!
 

4. The Satin saga:

 

Image Source – Shyamal and Bhumika

 

Love sarees a little too much? Well, we do too and this satin saree with it’s the curled sheer fabric on the border is all you need for your bestie’s roka function. It’s delicate fabric, glamorous colour and the feminine appeal is just as stylish as it can get. Match it up with some soft curls, pretty juttis and a pair of silver chandbalis and you are all set for the party.

 

5. A stunning gown:

 

Designer – Anita Dongre

Image Source – Photographia9

This Weddingz.in pick Anita Dongre stunner is perfect to wear to your bestie’s engagement party. It’ll definitely make you stand. Blow dried hair, dainty earrings, and a gorgeous clutch is all that you need to rock this ensemble.
 

6. Mix-matching with a maxi skirt:

 

Designer – Shyamal and Bhumika

 

Shirt – Zara

Skirt – Mahima Mahajan

 

Modern, contemporary & fun, these maxi skirts mixed and matched with tops or shirts are fabolous! Slip into your most comfy pair of shoes, put on a statement necklace and get ready to grab all eyeballs at the engagement party. 
 

7. Dhoti pants:

 

 

Designer – Nishka Lulla

 

Designer – Anoli Shah

 

Designer – Monika Nidhii

 

For a chic and offbeat look, slip into these anarkali kurta and dhoti sets. The subtle colours and the delicate zari & embroidery work on it, makes it perfect for your bestie’s summer-roka. Pair it with matching juttis and don’t forget to wear those oversized sunnies if it’s an afternoon function.

 

8. The pastel affair:

 

 

Designer – Anita Dongre

 

Image Source – Shyamal and Bhumika

When in doubt, go for the pastel-hue for summer affairs! For her big night, nothing’s better than a sheer pastel saree paired with a gorgeous blouse. What we love most about these sarees is that they are just so fuss free and exactly what we need in this scorching heat. Just pair it with some statement jewellry and you are all set to go!

 

9. Anarkali:

 

Outfit – Anita Dongre

 

Designer – JADE by Monica and Karishma

 

Designer – Samir Dugal

 

Elegant and sophisticated, these anarkalis are on the top of our lust list for all the summer wedding-affairs. They’ll bring out the delicate and dreamy look for your BFF’s engagement. Just leave your hair open and pair it with delicate earrings!

 

10. Lehenga:

 

Well, if your heart’s set on a lehenga itself, then we say go for these Weddingz.in picks:

 

Image Source – Anoop Padalkar  

 

This Chamee and Palak uber-chic pastel lehenga, comprising of a pastel blue skirt paired with a heavily embellished bodice is a stunner. What we love most about it is the tassels in the bodice. Isn’t it something?

 



 

 

Image Source – Gautam Khullar

This Ritu Kumar zari hand embroidered coral lehenga, made using the soft silk dupion as the fabric,makes for a perfect outfit for the bride-to-be’s BFF.

 

We don’t say go buy all these designer pieces for your friend’s engagement, because let’s face it we don’t have an endless trust fund in our names. What we do suggest though is, you can take inspiration from these and have your own spin on the ensembles!

This bride wore a bandhani lehenga and we can’t take our eyes off it!

In the race of being unique and opting for a never-seen-before wedding spree, a lot of brides do opt for really offbeat lehengas, keeping us mesmerized every now & then!

One such moment was when we saw this Sabyasachi bride wearing a bandhani lehenga and it’s been really hard for us to take our eyes off it! Check it out –

 

 

It’s beyond doubt that Sabyasachi Mukherjee always brings something new to the bridal scene with each passing season and this lehenga is proof to that.

 

 

She is the first bride of the season who has opted for a double dupatta lehenga with one shimmery dupatta and one bandhani paired with a plain skirt with golden border on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The groom too opted to wear head-to-toe Sabyasachi and we think looked stunning.

 

Well, not just the groom, the groom’s sisters too made a lot of noise with their choice of outfits. Have a look below:

 

Here is the sister of the groom all decked up for her ‘Veer di baraat’ in a red Sabyasachi all-velvet gown.

 

 

 

Here are the gorgeous ladies striking a pose at the sangeet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what they wore for their ‘Veer Di Dholak’:

 

How fab is this fiery red Gaurav Gupta saree gown?

 

 

And, we spotted yet another sister in a Sabyasachi all-black gown looking absolutely gorgeous. Seems Sabyasachi was the favourite designer amongst the grooms-maids too:

 

Here’s more pictures from the same event:

 

 

 

 

And, lastly here are all the groom’s sisters at the mehndi. Any guesses who was the designer? Yeah, all of them opted to wear Sabyasachi ensembles this time too.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, how cute is their own ‘Veer Di Wedding’ poster? 😛 We think it’s totally cute!

 

 

One fashion forward wedding isn’t it? What do you think?

 

Image Source – Mubashra Aslam

5 Star Banquet Halls in Mumbai

Weddings in Mumbai are always grand and exquisite, so should be the venue. For weddings that are remembered, the venue selection plays an important role. If you too want your wedding to be an outstanding one, make sure that the venue is gorgeous. The picture of the venue will be forever etched in the minds of your guests and we bet you would want it to be an exclusive one. These are some of the best 5 Star wedding venues in Mumbai with exquisite décor in classy tones that can be decorated to suit any grand wedding. Venues with a poolside, terrace area, rooms and suites with top-class luxuries and architectures inspired by the British, you name it they have it.

 

The Leela, Andheri East

With world-class dining, landscaped gardens and waterfall adorning your nights, The Leela is one of the finest 5-star hotels in Mumbai. It has an unmatched legacy of hospitality and is a tranquil oasis of landscaped gardens set amidst the hustle-bustle of Mumbai’s busy Sahar area. The hotel is geared to handle weddings with up to 1,000 guests. Treat your guests with a royal feast of multi-cuisine delicacies to choose from in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The decor team at Leela Banquet Hall takes care of the decoration for your big day. The venue allows you to get your own decorator from outside to decorate the venue as per your requirements.

The Leela, Andheri East

Address: The Leela, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri – Kurla Rd, near Mumbai International Airport, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu

The Leela, Andheri East

One of the oldest names in the field of hospitality Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu stands proud along Juhu Beach with gorgeous views of the Arabian Sea. Whether you choose the banquet hall for your reception or wedding or the outdoor garden area for a small sangeet or mehendi ceremony, the staff at Ramada is equipped to take care of your event needs. Ideal for social events, private meetings and conferences, it has well-facilitated arrangements and offers one of the finest banquet halls in Mumbai for hosting pre-wedding and wedding ceremonies.

Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu

Address: Juhu Beach, Nazir Wadi, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Juhu

Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Juhu, Mumbai has a gorgeous poolside lawn area that looks out to the Arabian Sea. It offers a sunset view from the lawn which is known to be spectacular. Imagine taking your wedding vows against the backdrop of a sky painted in shades of pinks, oranges and violets. Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Juhu, Mumbai, offer even a separate entry available at the venue for baraatis. Prefer an indoor function? The Champagne Ballroom at Novotel, Juhu combines the best of modern technology, contemporary décor and classic luxury to give you an unforgettable experience. Novotel Juhu Banquet Hall and their poolside party area are sure to spoil you for choice! It is one of the top hotels in Mumbai.

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Juhu

Address: Balraj Sahni Rd, Juhu Beach, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Andheri East

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Juhu

Courtyard by Marriott, Andheri East, Mumbai, offers both luxury and convenience for its patrons. The hotel is known for its catering services and event venues. From the 25-feet ceiling with its dramatic pillar-like chandeliers to the sprawling garden area that’s perfect for those cozy winter weddings; this venue continues to amuse one and all! Courtyard by Marriott also has its own on-site planners to make your event a phenomenal success. With spacious banquet halls and impeccable service, this venue is sure to be a success among your guests.

Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Andheri East

Address: Cts 215, Carnival Cinemas Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East Mumbai Maharashtra 400059 IN, Andheri – Kurla Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Holiday Inn, Andheri East

Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, Andheri East

Holiday Inn is among the finest luxury hotels in Mumbai, which is perfectly connected to the rest of the city via the Western Express Highway. Holiday Inn Banquet Hall, makes it a preferred location for your event. If you have outstation guests, Holiday Inn Mumbai proximity to the airport will make it convenient for them. Holiday Inn, Mumbai Banquet Hall has breath-taking high ceilings in the opulent ballroom will lend an air of majesty to your special day. The rich red carpeting, sparkling crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling dark wooden doors at Holiday Inn, Andheri East, Mumbai only add to the appeal. Want to take your party outdoors? Choose the beautiful open-air terrace area at Holiday Inn Andheri which is surrounded by greenery, where your guests can have an alfresco dinner under the twinkling night sky.

Holiday Inn, Andheri East

Address: Near Sakinaka Metro Station, Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400072

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Check out this list of 5 Star wedding venues in Mumbai before getting your bookings done.

10+ Makeup mistakes to avoid on your wedding day!

On your wedding day all eyes will be on you and it’ll be your time to shine. You might’ve picked the most gorgeous lehenga with the most stunning jewellery, but if your makeup is not on point, the entire look can just fall apart!

 

There are quite a few things that can go totally haphazard when it comes to your makeup if you are not well prepared! So, plan ahead and ensure your look is totally flawless!

So, follow this guide and avoid making these most common makeup mishaps:

 

1. Too much makeup: 

 

 

Your wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with something new for the first time. Also, don’t get too overwhelmed and end up doing more than what you normally do, it ends up being too much!

2. Getting Caught Up in Beauty Trends:

 

 

Thanks to Kim Kardashian, contouring (using bronzer and highlighter to bring out your cheekbones) is a huge trend right now. The unicorn eyes are also totally a hot trend. Although, we would advise you to not combine all the trends at once and that too without the supervision of a professional!

3. Skipping the Makeup Trial:

 

 

It’s an extra cost but we say it’s totally worth it. So, schedule your trial at least three months before your wedding.

4. Going unprepared for your trial:

 

 

You should always bring reference photos to your makeup trial. Many brides don’t do their research and then have to agree with whatever the makeup artist has to say. So make sure to pin or screenshot your favourite beauty looks and run it by your makeup artist.

5. Adding shimmer in the wrong places:

 

 

A little shimmer on the cheeks looks fresh and dewy, but worn on the nose or forehead too, can make your skin look a lot greasy! Although, shimmer on the eyes is totally hot. 😉

6. Applying Blush Incorrectly:

 

 

Concentrate on the apples of your cheeks, where you blush naturally. A lot of brides wrongly think that blush should be applied in a diagonal line under the cheekbones and up towards the temples, like from the ’70s but that’s not how we do it now.

7. Going for Too-Dramatic Eyes:

 

 

Really think this one through. Dramatic smokey eyes are hot, a touch of blue or green is dashing, glittery smokey eyes are stunning but all of them combined are not!

 

8. Choosing the Wrong Kind of Lash Enhancements:

 

 

A popular trend now is to get eyelash extensions, which are individually bonded with your natural lashes (much like hair extensions). We would recommend you to get them at least two weeks before in case you have an allergic reaction to the adhesive and to ensure that they’re comfortable for you.

 

9. Forgetting Your Brows:

 

Your brows frame your eyes and can truly change the entire look of your face. Aside from having them professionally done a week before the wedding, you’re going to want to define them with brow pencil.

 

10. Wearing a Foundation With SPF:

Many foundations these days include sun protection in it. This is wonderful for your everyday look, but for your wedding day; we say stick to the traditional formula. The reason being, such foundations can make your face look white and cakey in flash photography.

11. Using Airbrush Foundation:

Airbrush foundation can be ‘the bride’s BFF’ — if you’re someone who doesn’t need a lot of coverage. If you are someone who needs more coverage, you might want to stick with the regular high-coverage foundation.

12. Piling On the Foundation:

Many brides believe that they need a foundation with heavy coverage, in order to look good in photographs. Although the reality is totally opposite. To be able to see the skin glowing underneath, a sheer foundation, that matches your skin creates an amazing canvas for the rest of the makeup to go on!

13. Overdoing the powder:

Powder is great for mattifying your look, but when used a lot, it can sink into those tiny wrinkles and magnify them.

14. Skipping Body Makeup:

Makeup never ends at your jawline. It’s very important to even out your complexion on your décolletage and back as well, since these areas are on display in a wedding gown.

15. Not Waterproofing the Makeup:

Not just a waterproof mascara, you should opt for a waterproof foundation too. As a bride, you are bound to shed a few tears, so there can be nothing worse than having streaks of black mascara running down your face or white streaks of your foundation coming off!

Ok girlies, that’s it from our side! Just make sure that you do not make these little makeup mistakes and you are all set to rock your wedding look!

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are #CoupleGoals!

Finally, the news everyone has been waiting for is out! B-town diva Sonam Kapoor and her businessman beau Anand Ahuja will soon be taking their wedding vows.

 

This high-profile wedding is speculated to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, over two days, May 11 and 12. It’s been rumoured Sonam’s proud papa Anil Kapoor is personally inviting close friends and family to his daughter’s wedding.

 

The wedding is expected to see a lot of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Ralph and Russo for a lot of outfits of Sonam’s trousseau. While we try to get over the excitement, let’s have a look at all the times that Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja gave us some serious relationship goals with their goofy, lovable and fun pictures on social media.

 

Here are our favourite moments of them which gave us some major couple goals:

 

1. When Sonam made it official without actually declaring, but updating her social media profile photo to a couple photo with Anand:

 

 

2. When Sonam shared a thoughtful photo on Christmas with her beau, all the way from London:

 

 

She said, “ “I can see myself in all things and all people around me.” MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄 “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”

 

3. When Anand miserably failed trying to ape her caption:

 

 

He said, “  see myself all around me 👀… a lot of people make a bouquet 💐.:: or something … what she said 👉🏼@sonamkapoor ! 🤙🏼✨⚡️😎 #EverydayPhenomenal

 

4. When Sonam surprised Anand on his b’day by arranging a meet with his favourite renowned sports person Nigel Sylvester.

 

 



She said, “Birthday boy with his new bike.. thank you for helping us out @nigelsylvester ! @anandahuja was like a kid in a candy shop.”

 

To this, Anand responded, “Best birthday gift! @sonamkapoor Thank you for the hook up @nigelsylvester.”

 

5. When the two attended a wedding together and did not mind posing for photos:

 

 

 

6. When he did the classic horns pose for the shutterbugs leaving from the airport:

 

 

 

7. Their random selfies:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. When they spent the NYE together:

 

 

 

 

9. When they looked stunningly hot together:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One with the fam-jam:

 

 

10. ….because he has a hashtag just for her – #EveryDayPhenomenal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. The way she proudly sported her BF’s collection – Bhane:

 

 

 

12. When they resumed their travelling spree and went on a detox getaway in Austria :

 

 

13. …and as they say, the couple that works out together, stays together:

 

 

Don’t they look too cute to handle?

Anita Dongre’s latest Songs Of Summer Collection is everything a bride needs this summer!

Anita Dongre’s latest collection called ‘Songs of Summer’ is like walking down to a beautiful summer garden – with floral prints and muted colors. The tones of yellow, powder blue, sage, blush and white with birds, botanical and floral motifs are perfect for your summer wedding!

 

 

A word from the designer, “Our collection is an ode to the ballads of nature. Crafted with love on soft breezy fabrics, stories of summer forests are embedded in our collection. Traditional Rajasthani Gota Patti and Dori on our beautiful Occasion Wear, from Songs of Summer.

 

Lehengas:

 

Anita Dongre has tried to soothe the mild and sweet burn of summer sun with cool supple textures and the same is evident in her lehengas. With a lot of pastels, gota patti, dori and zari embroidery the lehengas are perfect for a summer -garden wedding.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The gown:

 

How strikingly stunning is this gown? A no brainer for your summer cocktail or reception!

 

 

 

Sarees:

 

Her saree collection with motifs of flowers, butterflies and honey bees makes it an ideal summer dream! What we love about the collection is the use of pastel colours and the intricate embroidery on it.

 

 

 

 

Also, this banarasi brocade saree, handcrafted with gota patti is love.

 

 

Salwar-kurtas:

These are handcrafted with traditional Rajasthani embroideries and have motifs of summer garden bloom. These are apt for all your pre-wedding functions when you are trying to beat the summer heat.

 

 

 

 

Tunics and skirts:

 

Songs of summer also has an exquisite collection of tops, tunics and tulle and maxi skirts, when paired together they look breathtakingly beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hairdo:

 

Ok, we have to admit we are going gaga over the use of these dainty flowers in the bridal hairdo making it totally apt for a summer wedding with a boho touch.

 

 

 

 

The jewellery:

 

We are loving the jewellery comprising of uncut Diamonds with intricate designs inspired by the beautiful nature. How stunning are they?

 

 

 

 

 

The menswear:

 

The menswear collection saw a lot of handwoven cotton and block printed motifs for the summer. We also saw a lot of subtle hues of salmon and sage green blend with shades of coffee colour.

 

 

How gorgeous is this cinnamon hued Bandi boasts of tonal intricate ‘kantha’ embroideries on the panels.

 

We still can’t get over this collection, can you?

10+ stunning wedding decor ideas without the use of flowers!

Flowers are an integral part of Indian weddings, from the gende ke phool to the mogras & gajras! But, if you’re thinking of having a ‘flowerless’ wedding decor, major kudos to you!

 

While your wedding decor will be just as beautiful as the one with flowers, it has a major bonus point to it! Wondering what? Well, this decor can be completed much in advance and will also stay in great shape, weeks before the wedding. Plus, you don’t need to wait for the right season for the right set of flowers to bloom! We say that’s one less thing to worry about before your wedding!

 

So, scroll on to find some ideas to kickstart your flowerless wedding decor:

 

1. With thousands of twigs:

 

Image Source – Photo Diary

 

So, this one had to be on the top of our list. Aashna from Aash Studio, decided to make a ‘Tree Of Life’, and the same was made from some thousand twigs coming together.

 

2. Flowerless mandap decor:

 

Image Source – Nick Rose Photography

 

Image Source – Dream Diaries

 

Image Source – Cupcake Productions

 

3. With floating lanterns:

 

Image Source – Pinterest

 

4. Kite love:

 

Image Source – The Wedding Minions

 

Decor – YD Studio

 

5. The origami effect:

 

Image Source – Hitched and clicked

 

Image Source – Varun Suresh

 

6. For the love of pom-poms:

Decor  – The Event Yarn

Image Source – Gautam Khullar Photography

 

7. With gotta work:

 

Decor  – Aash Studio

 

8. For the book lovers in the house:

 

Image Source – Pinterest

 

9. Under the mighty fairy lights:
 

Image Source – Prashant’s Photography

Image Source – Sam and Ekta Photography

 

Image Source – Flgroe Studios

10. The leafy affair:

 

Image Source – Dream Diaries

 

11. With quirky hand painted kettles:

Image Source – Pinterest

 

12. The cupcake love:

 

Image Source – Ivy Weddings

 

13. With mighty umbrellas:

 

Image Source – Neha Brackstone

 

14. The quirky decor:

 

Image Source – Varun Suresh

15. The candle decor:

 

 

Image Source – The Wedding Salad

Image Source – Shutter Ink

 

 

Image Source – Pinterest

 

16. With seashells:

 

Image Source – Knot in Focus

 

17. A walk down the memory lane with fairy lights:

 

Image Source – Going Bananas Photography

 

Image Source – Plush Affairs

18. Flowerless centrepiece –

 

Image Source – Talking Pictures By Hitesh

19. With the peacock feather:

 

Image Source – Pinterest

 

Hope this was enough inspo to have your own spin on these ‘flowerless’ decor ideas!

All that you need to know about Aakash Ambani’s engagement to Shloka Mehta!

The news of the richest Indian’s son getting engaged to the daughter of a billionaire diamond trader was bound to break the internet and so it did! Although, we can’t get over how amazingly lowkey and stunningly beautiful the whole affair was. 

 

 

It so happened that Akash Ambani, the eldest son of Mukesh Ambani proposed to Shloka Mehta, the youngest daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta, at a plush five-star resort in Goa.

 

 

Akash is on the board of Reliance Jio, the group’s fast growing telecom venture, while Shloka, is the director of Rosy Blue Foundation since July 2014 and is also a co-founder of Connect For, which matches volunteers with NGOs that need them. Also, Akash and Shloka studied together at Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

The two families and their close friends gathered at the resort for a ‘get-to-know-each-other’ before the formal engagement. Though the two families have been talking to each other for the wedding for sometime now, the plans were formalised at the Goa event, which was planned before Holi.

 

The couple is expected to take their wedding vows in early December, with celebrations spread across 4-5 days, at the Oberoi, Mumbai, and we can’t wait for their formal engagement!

After coming back to Mumbai, the Ambanis threw a grand party for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta. The guest list included all the Bollywood biggies – Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhya and Katrina Kaif among others.

 

The newly engaged couple:  

 

Have a look at the guest list below:

Shah Rukh Khan looked his dapper self as he arrived at the party.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan pose for the shutterbugs.

Katrina Kaif was clicked as she arrived for the grand party.

Kiran Rao and Karan Johar arrive at the party.

Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan looked lovely as they arrived to congratulate the newly engaged couple.

Harbhajan Singh also made time to congratulate Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta.

John Abraham came casually dressed for the engagement for the party.

Woah! After having a look at their engagement pictures, we definitely can’t wait for their wedding!

The most unique, weird & hilarious ways in which real couples tied the knot!

Wedding is the most important day in one’s life and why not get married in the way which describes YOU the best! We have come across a few couples who tied the knot in the most unique, hilarious & weird ways, which according to them was the perfect way to unite forever! Check them out, you never know you may come across an idea for your own wedding! –

 

Skydiving – the first thing they did after tying the knot:

 

 

 

 

How about a skydiving wedding? What? You don’t like the thought of plunging from the sky as you are watching the ground get closer and closer? Well, we would like to inform you that a lot of couples actually dig this style of getting married!

 

Bungee Jumping after tying the knot:

 

 

 

 

If you quite like the idea of jumping off a plane, how about Bungee jumping? It’s a lot like skydiving, except you will have a bungee cord attached to you. Meaning, it is a bit more safer than skydiving!

 

So, just say your ‘I Do’s’ and take the leap(quite literally). Maybe this means your partner will know how to handle the ups and downs of a married life.

 

Underwater wedding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all the water babies in the house, this is one way of getting married too! You can have all your fam jam while taking the wedding vows under water! Doesn’t that sound fun and exciting?

 

Roller coaster wedding:

 

 

 

 

This one’s for all the adventure junkies in the house! You can also choose to say your I DO while on a roller coaster ride! It really does not get better than this!

 

Ice wedding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have always wanted to get married in maddening cold? Then we suggest take your wedding vows at an Arctic zone in Jukkasjärvi, sweden!

 

Cave wedding:

 

 

 

 

 

Looking to get married at a really unique location? Well, we suggest give cave wedding a thought! A lot of couples took their wedding vows in Dubrovnik, Croatia and we can’t get over how blindingly beautiful the pictures really are!

Wiccan Weddings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However strange it might seem to the rest of the world, Wiccan Wedding is really a thing! If getting married in nature has always been your choice, then you should totally consider this! Wiccans practise diverse beliefs, so no two Wiccan ceremonies are alike and you are allowed to have a little spin of your own.

 

Themed Wedding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about getting married based on a theme of your favourite book or movie? We are totally loving this couple who had a Harry Potter themed wedding. Brownie points to the guests dressed as characters from the movie and the bride and groom who had their reception in the true blue Hogwarts way!

 

Stadium wedding:

 

 

 

 

Sports lovers rejoice as this one is for you. There are a lot stadiums you can choose to the your wedding vows.
 

So, are you thinking an offbeat wedding yourself now?