Pranay & Malvika Goa : Malvika and Pranay had the most amazing personalised mehndi decor at Aashyana Lakhanpal, Goa

Malvika and Pranay, just got hitched in the most serene and beautiful wedding at Aashyana Lakhanpal, Goa! From the bride doing her own makeup in 30 mins to the groom roaming the hotel campus in his shorts, this wedding has probably been the most laidback and no-nonsense wedding! Choosing the international favorite destination of Goa, the couple picked Aashyana Lakhanpal for it's perfect blend of classic nostalgia and outdoor luxury. From a heavenly sangeet and engagement night to outdoor haldi and mehndi functions at Aashyana Lakhanpal, the venue provided them with the atmosphere and look that suited the couple. 

The couple

"Malvika and Pranay are two of the funniest and most adorable people ever. Pranay is a goofball who just can't stop!" quips a mutual friend. From the photos themselves, clicked by WhatKnot Photography, it is evident that this wedding is for two families who want to concentrate on the only thing that's important: the bride and groom. In fact, Pranay and Malvika can't seem to keep their hands off each other and wild, goofy smiles off their faces

"I always knew this day was gonna arrive and i always knew that this is exactly how i wanted it. Now that it's here, i can't help but be happy at the way everything is turning out" says Malvika

The Mehndi

The mehndi function at Aashyana Lakhanpal, Goa was as dreamy as can be. We, personally, are absolutely in love with the gorgeous outfits that both the bride and groom wore, twinning with each other in small ways. WhatKnot's attention to detail and timing of candid moments is impeccable, creating memories the family will share. From making traditional decor stylish, to what was obviously a fun mehndi function at Aashyana Lakhanpal, Goa everything about this event seems like the go to trend for summer weddings this year. Brides, are you listening?

Exerpt from the WhatKnot Photography

Aditya, the co founder of WhatKnot Photography says, "We've always wanted to shoot a wedding like this. In the middle of a big fat indian wedding, it's easy to forget what it's really about. Malvika and Pranay were an absolute no-nonsense couple, who wanted the wedding to be about them and their families coming together, to celebrate a union of love"

Well, what are you waiting for? Check out this gorgeous Mallu-Punjabi wedding at Aashyana Lakhanpal, Goa!


5 Bridal Makeup Looks by Tripti Rastogi that are total #BridalGoals!

A bride’s gotta look her best self on her D-day – that’s a given. After all, it’s one of the most defining moments of her life and she has got to own it. With the outfit and jewellry decided, it’s the bridal makeup that makes or breaks the bridal look.


That being said, you need to pick the best Makeup artist if you don’t plan on DIY-ing it. Because, in this age of high-definition photography where every angle of your face is captured in stunning detail (thanks candid photography) the makeup obv can’t go wrong!


The Makeup artist under our radar today is Tripti Rastogi and I can’t get over her bridal makeovers. A bride’s makeup on her D-day is of paramount importance and this talented makeup artist based out of Delhi, couldn’t agree more.


Armed with her years of experience, Tripti has some of the best names in the field to back her up. For her, it is the joy her work brings on her client’s faces and the confidence they place in her work, which mean the world to her!


Here’s looking at her 5 bridal looks that took my breath away:


1. The pheras – ready, day look:




Image Source – Gautam Khullar Photography


I am in love with this bride’s day makeup look. This one’s always tricky, as it’s important to not look too overdone but also look like you are the bride and Tripti has done a great job at it. Although, the best part of this look lies in the details. If you look closely, Tripti has given this bride a soft-smokey eye look with a dash of pink on her waterline, which makes all the difference.


2. Red alert:



Image Source – Shutter Down Photography


I am in love with Tripti’s all red makeup look. It’s a subtle base with dark smokey eyes and perfectly contoured cheeks. It’s a standout look especially if your ensemble is heavily embroidered, brightly coloured or if you’re wearing heavy jewellery.


3. Shimmer and shine:



If you are looking to go full out, then this is the way to it. Love how Tripti has kept the whole look glamorous yet sophisticated with a subtle makeup base while accentuating the eyes and lips. Also, kudos to those gold and black smokey eyes!


4. With a dewy glow:




If you are gearing up for a daytime celebration this look is all what you should aim for. She has given this bride a flawless waterproof base with a generous brush of highlighter on her cheekbones, courtesy a gentle blush and completed it with a coral lip color!


5. The airbrushed beauty:



This airbrushed makeup look by Tripti deserves special mention. I am totally going gaga over her subtle base, the perfectly done base and glittery eyes.


So, brides-to-be out there, I’m sure you have one more makeup artist’s name in your shortlisted list now!


Image Source – Tripti Rastogi unless specified.

30 Best Indian bridal hairstyles trending this wedding season!

While you’re busy figuring out a gazillion things about your bridal look, we’ll give you one less thing to worry about: your bridal hairstyle.

It’s quite possible to get overwhelmed with the variety of options out there for Indian bridal hairstyles. So, whether you decide to go full-on bridal with a single/double dupatta, or a something more bride-chilla with a floral tiara or some other hair accessory, you’ll need an equally perfect wedding hairstyle to go along with it.

Well, I’m here to help you out with your wedding hairstyle! Whether you want to achieve a dramatic look at night or to keep it neat and light during the day, our curated list of best Indian bridal hairstyles for the 2018 bride will totally rock your bridal look!

1. Fishtail braid covered with mogras:



Sonam Kapoor’s messy braid that came till her butt which she wore for her mehendi was definitely a game changer and a trendsetter. It’s predicted to be spotted on a lot of brides in the coming times!

It was a very traditional Indian bridal hairstyle with a beautiful long fishtail braid and a lot of mogras.

P.S: It’s a great option for a bride looking for wedding hairstyles for long hair.  


2. A messy bun:


Image Source – Shutter Down Photography


Image Source – Anita Dongre


These messy buns are perfect for both, straight hair and curly hair beauties. These buns make for great wedding hairstyles for curly hair. They are best to beat the scorching summer heat too!


3. Cascading waterfall braid:


Image Source- The Wedding Salad


Image Source – Gautam Khullar


Twisty & romantic, this side swept cascading braid is beautiful and elegant for all your wedding and prewedding affairs. I am loving the dainty flowers used in this marriage hairstyle taking the entire bridal look up a notch.  


4. Traditional braid with floral extravaganza:  


Image Source- The Wedding Salad


Image Source – Rohit Nagwekar


Exuding the timeless appeal, a traditional hair-braid never goes out of fashion. This is one bridal hairstyle you can experiment with and trust me, you can never go wrong.

Also, remember to add a generous dose of flowers or ‘gajra’ as you call it and slay your wedding day with this gorgeous wedding hairstyle!


5. Multiple plaited waterfall braid:


Image Source – Gautam Khullar


What’s a better place to show off your luscious long locks than at a big, fat Indian wedding? Dress up your tresses in pillow soft curls, plait them in multiple cascading braids and voila – a stunning Indian bridal hairstyle for long hair!


6. With real flowers in the bridal bun:


Image Source – Ravneet Puri Photography


Image Source – Feather Tree by Avira



A bun is all you need to look ethereal. This is one stunning bridal hairstyle for short hair too. If you have short hair, just add on some extensions, some real flowers, pin up a sheer dupatta on it and slay your wedding day!


7. Open hair with a top soft lock:


Image Source – Royal Frames


There’s nothing better than to show off your long locks then to let them cascade down your shoulder. Tie them half up to make them stay in place and add some dainty flowers to give your wedding hairstyle a more appealing look.  


8. Messy voluminous princess braid with ringlets:


Image Source – Kajol R Paswan  


Image Source – Pooja Joseph Photography

So you want to go full dramatic on your wedding day, huh? Well, then there is no indian bridal hairstyle than a messy voluminous braid. This stunning marriage hairstyle will give volume to your hair and accentuates your bridal look.


9. The crimped effect:


Image Source – Weddingnama


Add some drama to your normal open hair like Nishka Lulla here and get a hairdo as gorgeous as this. Get creative with your crimper and give your long locks some dramatic curls like these and turn heads at your wedding or pre wedding ceremony.

10. Mermaid braid:


Image Source – Ramaniya Gilterati


If you want to dance the night away without having to bother about your hair getting in the way, just sweep it into a graceful mermaid braid like this. You can bling it up with some accessories such as these hair beads and dainty flowers.


11. With a statement floral tiara:


Image Source – The Wedding Salad


Image S0urce – The Wedding Crashers


In this bridal hairstyle, the tiara is the main focal point of the bridal look and this is a great option for all the modern brides who wanna do away with the traditional bridal hairstyles for long hair.


12. French fishtail mermaid braid:


Image Source – Shaifali Nagpal


It’s amazing how a simple twist can transform the most basic of french fishtail bridal hairstyles into something incredible. This gorgeous curly hairstyle has been elevated to the next level (figuratively and literally) with some twists and floral accessories.  


13. With Naga jadai:




Sonam Kapoor Ahuja made headlines at Cannes with this hairdo and it’s worth opting for as your bridal hairstyle. A bridal updo styled with this naga jadai looking totally regal! Also, this will make for a great bridal  hairstyle for reception.


14. French twist bun:



Go the super soft and romantic way on your wedding day with this cute bun hairstyle. This curly French twisted bun looks oh-so-sweet and adorable, thanks to the delicate flowers lining it at the top.


15. Dutch fishtail braid:


Image Source – Roma Ganesh Photography


If you fancy looking like a charming princess of an enchanted forest, this whimsical bridal hairstyle is all you need. This combination braid that starts off with Dutch braids at the top and ends in a fishtail makes for a delicate, whimsical bridal hairstyle!   

16. A braided updo:



The one hairstyle that has lasted the test of time is the classic bun. Give the classic bun a fun braided updo and see the magic unflold. Its no-fuss vibe is easy to maintain even through long, boisterous sangeet events. This style also frees up your shoulders and back so you can flaunt some interesting bling and ensemble designs, making it a great bridal hairstyle for reception.


17. Half loop braid:


Image Source – Stories by Joseph Radhik


The simple things in life are the ones that are the most beautiful. Such are these Half loop braided bridal hairstyle which work wonders to complement your ensemble without taking too much attention away from it.


18. Double dutch side bun:


Image Source –Memento of Shades Photography


Tied low on the back, this bun is softly pulled back with braids. Accessorize it with a dainty flowers and see this bridal hairstyle for reception do wonders. Also, this updo gives a softer look to the eyes and cheeks.


19. Double side braid:


Image Source  – Pinterest


Not gonna lie, I did a double take when I saw this bridal look. This Indian bridal hairstyle is badass and stunning at the same time. It’s a conrow meets Indian bridal look, making the bride look her most stunning self! It’s a great bridal hairstyle for long hair.


20. Bohemian braided bun:


Image Source – Shutter Down Photography


Every bride wants to look her best self on her wedding day. Her dress, hair, and makeup are styled to make that dream come true. This opulent bohemian bun adds a graceful twist to the basic donut bun, giving some major #BohoVibes making it a great wedding hairstyle for bride.


21. Double fishtail braid:


Image Source – Gautam Khullar


Possibly one of our most popular wedding hairstyles in the Indian mehendi and haldi scenes. Double fishtail braid is a great twist on the normal fishtail braid.


22. A statement floral bun:



Image Source  – Stories by Joseph Radhik


Anushka Sharma’s floral bun from her private wedding at Tuscany has been the most popular wedding hairstyle of 2017-18 and it still continues to steal hearts.

Style tip – Pick big monochromatic flowers and put them on your big bun for a bold bridal hairstyle at your wedding!


23. Classic low bun:


Image Source – The Lightsmiths


This one’s a classic bridal hairstyle – a low bun with middle partition. Also, it’ll remain timeless for years to come and will forever be the most opted-for wedding hairstyle amongst most of the brides!   


24. Delicate waterfall loop braid:


Image Source – Stories by Joseph Radhik


A refreshing take on the cascading waterfall bridal hairstyles, this one’s for a bride who wants to have all eyes on her!


25. The bubble braid:


Image Source  – Pinterest


If you have grown up watching Jasmine and Aladdin’s magical romance on screen, it is time to channel your inner Disney princess. Wear your hair in this sectioned style to look like a spitting image of Disney’s exotic princess for your marriage hairstyle.


26. Braided half up- half down hairdo :




If you like to keep things uncomplicated, you can go for this half up- half down hairdo. This one is an easy yet graceful bridal hairstyle for long hair.


27. The genda phool touch:



How about covering your regular bun with genda phools all the way. Match your outfit or make a striking contrast like this, whatever you do, you can’t go wrong with this Indian bridal hairstyle.


28. A super messy braid:



How pretty is bride’s messy side braid? Just add a simple mathapatti and paranda and turn heads all the way with this bridal hairstyle! It’s a great option for all all the brides looking for bridal hairstyles for curly hair too!


29. The donut bun:


Image Source – The Cheesecake Project


Not every bride might like the idea of covering her bun completely with flowers. If you are one of those, then this donut bun with pink hydrangea and anise flowers is perfect for you. Just add some extensions, if your hair is short, this will make for a great bridal hairstyle for short hair.


30. A literal floral extravaganza:


Image Courtesy: Paran Singh Photography


With the last one on the list, this one’s in our ‘special mention’ category. Kudos to this bride, who re-defined bridal hairstyle with those never ending trails of gajaras.


Hope you have enough inspiration for your 2018 Indian bridal hairstyle now!

The most stunning Kalire designs we spotted on real brides!

If you are a Punjabi bride, you know the importance of the Chooda and Kalire. After all, it’s considered to bring good luck to the bride’s life ahead! They were originally made of dry coconut. With time, just like every other piece of bridal jewellery, even Kalires started getting modernized.


There are a variety of kalire designs, styles and colors for the brides to match them with their bridal ensemble. If you are confused  with all the kalire designs out there, then fret not, I’ve got your back.


Here’s bringing to you, some really gorgeous kalires for you to take inspiration from.


The traditional kalire:


The white rose floral kaleere:



Image Source – Ivy Weddings


The white roses and mogra kalire:


The mini kalire:




The combination golden and floral kalire:


Image Source – Prune



The single strand kaleera:



Pastel kaleere:


Image Source – Colorblind Photography


Kalire with shells:


Image – Photoz Apki


Emerald Kalire:


Image Source – Morvi Images


Kundan Kaleere:


Image Source – James Thomas Photography


Silver kaleere:



The peacock kalire:



With pompoms kalire :


Matching kalire:


Image Source – Divisth Kakar



And this is when the brides took their love of Kalire to almost another level – Kalire ki chadar:  


Image Source – Pinterest if not specified.

Gursimran Khamba’s Honest Punjabi Wedding video is everything we have been waiting for!

Gursimran Khamba of AIB had very recently made the millennials believe that ‘Pyaar Ek Dhoka Nahi Hai’ as he tied the knot with his beloved, Ismeet Kohli in a swaggy Punjabi wedding!


We were eagerly awaiting to see Gursimran’s wedding video because of all the hype after the ‘Honest Wedding Video’ and its finally here!



7 reasons why you should watch it:


1. The guest list: The AIB family – Tanmay Bhatt, Rohan Joshi, and Ashish Shakya, Aditi Mittal, the sakht launda –  Zakir Khan and more are spotted letting the guard down, just being the normal desi baraati and getting wasted (ofcourse)!



2. The stunning mehendi, sangeet and reception decor. Total #WeddingDecorGoals


3. When Khamba practically begs  Ismeet to agree to make the video.

Khamba: “How can you not want a wedding video, it’s the essence of every wedding?

The cool bride-to-be: “Look, I think it’s very fake. Is this wedding for us or for other people?”

Khamba: “Other people, US. How does it matter ya! “


4. The titanic pose. Yeah!


5. Tanmay Bhat: “Parso Khamba ka roka hai, PYAR EK DHOKA HAI”.


6. Twirl reversal – Ismeet twirls Khamba. No I am not kidding, it happens.


7. ‘Who of the two of you is more obsessed with the wedding video?’

Ismeet doesn’t even bother to raise her hand!  


If you haven’t watched it already, check out it out now!

Well well, I definitely cant wait for their wedding pictures now!

10+ Stunning Haath-phools that you should definitely consider for your mehndi or haldi ceremony!

Indian weddings are all about the bride, whether you are a modern bride or a traditional one, jewellery does play an important role in making or breaking your bridal look!


And whatever look you are planning, your mehndi and haldi ceremony won’t do-away without some gorgeous haath-phools. After all, they do make your hands pop and make them look even more gorgeous with your bridal mehndi!


Scroll down to check out 13 gorgeous haath phools that you should totally sport at your mehndi or haldi functions:


1. With artificial flowers and baby pearls:





Designer – Prune


2. Pink for the win:



Image Source – Payal Kumar

Designer – Floral Art


3. The bright red saga:



Designer – LeFleur Jewels


4. Baby-pearls haath-phool paired with floral kaleere:



Designer – Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas


5. Paired with puppet in the bangles:



Designer – Crafthaat


6. With mini roses:



Designer – Prune


7. The golden haath-phool :



Designer – Shweta Parikh


8. The minimal haath-phool:



Image Source – Shutter Down



Image Source – Heena Lounge



9. The traditional haath-phool:




Designer – Anita Dongre


10. The Kitch-ish haath-phool:



Image Source  – Fotowalle Photography


11. The blingtastic haath-phool:



Designer – Vanraj Zaveri


12. The statement haath-phools:



Designer – Rasha Gota Jewellry


Stunning aren’t they? So, go ahead and pick one which totally screams your style!

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding dates are out, and I literally can’t keep calm!

After Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s big fat Punjabi wedding, looks like Bollywood’s another #PowerCouple is all geared to say their ‘I Do’s’, and that too quite soon!



Ever since the beginning of 2018, rumours of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have hit the newspapers making the fans go mad with happiness! If ‘sources’ are to believed, Ranveer and Deepika have zeroed in on November 19, for their big fat Indian wedding.



It seems that, the Bajirao and Ramleela couple decided to seal the deal somewhere in July, but because of their work commitments, the Bhavanis and Padukones had to push it to November.



According to whispers, Deepika is using all her free time for wedding shopping. Her parents were also photographed to have flown down from Mumbai to Bangalore to zero in on the wedding date for their daughter.



Although, there has been no official confirmation from Ranveer and Deepika yet. In a recent interview Ranveer admitted that “marriage is on his mind”. However, he later said that, “the wedding rumours were all speculations, and that he will ‘shout from the rooftops’ if he does plan to marry this year.”



Talking about her equation with Ranveer, Deepika had once told Filmfare, “When we’re with each other, we don’t need anything or anyone else. We’re comfortable in each other’s presence. Sometimes it’s intelligent conversation, sometimes just silence, sometimes there’s a childlike innocence. We keep each other grounded. We are good in that sense.”



I dunno about Ranveer, but if they are really getting married, I would definitely shout it from the rooftops! 😛

Paresh & Karisha Goa : Paresh and Karisha just got hitched in a beautiful Park Hyatt, Goa wedding with a Sabyasachi bride

Paresh and Karisha, just got hitched in the most serene and beautiful wedding at Park Hyatt, Goa! From a Holi themed welcome party on the beach, to gorgeous bandhani lehengas, this wedding has probably been the most beautiful and no-nonsense wedding! Choosing the international favorite destination of Goa, the couple picked Park Hyatt for it's perfect blend of classic nostalgia and outdoor luxury. From a heavenly sangeet and engagement night to outdoor haldi and mehndi functions at Park Hyatt, the venue provided them with the atmosphere and look that suited the couple.

The Engagement

Karisha wore the first bandhani Sabyasachi lehenga we've seen this season, going with the beautiful colors of green and red to contrast against beautiful beach. However, what really caught our attention was the groom who pulled off a white kurta with bold floral prints and a purple jacket! 

From the canopy style entrance to the venue on the beachside, to the absolutely adorable way that the groom proposed again, we are completely in love with the way that this function was held!

The Wedding

The wedding function held at Park Hyatt, Goa was as dreamy as can be. We, personally, are absolutely in love with the gorgeous outfits that both the bride and groom wore, twinning with each other in small ways. Romesh Dhamija Production's attention to detail and timing of candid moments is impeccable, creating memories the family will share. From making traditional decor stylish, to what was obviously a fun weddingi function at Park Hyatt, Goa everything about this event seems like the go to trend for summer weddings this year. Brides, are you listening?




Aashish & Parisa Delhi : Aashish and Parisa just got hitched in a beautiful The Imperial Hotel, Delhi wedding

Parisa and Aashish just got hitched in a beautiful GK1 Gurudwara, Delhi wedding with the most quirky and happy mehndi we've seen at The Imperial Hotel, Delhi! With the beauty of the gurudwara lending an open air feel, The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi provided the couple with the perfect venue for their mehndi functions!


"We know each other since 11 years. Childhood love. It took us 5 long years to convince my parents for the marriage" gushes Parisa, the bride. 

Childhood love is almost always believed to be futile, puppy love, not really converting into anything. "It wasn't like that with Aashish and I. I think for us, it was a case of just simply having found the right person. We saw each grow through all the phases of our lives. 11 years is a long time to really understand someone. So it didn't matter if we were from two different religions"

How did the wedding planning go?

Being from two different religions obviously mattered. However, Parisa and Aashish's family pulled it off like a pro. Parisa says,

"being a Hindu muslim marriage there were a lot of differences hence we decided to first do a court marriage and then do a gurdwara wedding Even though aashish is not Sikh. He’s punjabi. My mother played a really big and important role in our marriage. She was one person who did everything possible to keep the two sides happy and satisfied. On the other hand aashish has two sisters who were my friends even before i met aashish so that was a strong point for both of us and I’ve two brothers who have an amazing bond of friendship with aashish.

Our wedding was a roller coaster ride. From engagement to mehendi to gurdwara wedding to reception, all our functions were full of fun and craziness. Though we are from completely different cultures. We tried to adapt each other’s culture and give our best. Also by gods grace we both have such good friends who have been there to support us throughout. Also me n Aashish had done all our functions ourselves.

There was no involvement of any other family member in our wedding planning. From roaming around for venues to finalising the decor, menus, dj everything was just mine n aashishs decision and this was something which made our journey quite easy and smooth. Our roka happened in January and we had just 2 months to finalise everything"

Mehndi function

From bright colors to intricate mehndi designs, the mehndi function at The Imperial Hotel, Delhi was a fun affair. We love the bright teal blue lehenga with a golden embroidery overlay, paired perfectly with a golden peplum top. We also love how clean and intricate the mehndi designs for Parisa were, creating the perfect composition and their portraits! Check out all the pictures of the mehndi function at The Imperial Hotel in Delhi!

In Focus: Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Cool breezes and open skies have a charm of its own, as does a beautifully decorated indoor space. What if we say that you can get both for your events? Yes, we bring you Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai, a 5-Star property that is a captivating venue in Mumbai. 

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

The mesmerising interiors of Four Points by Sheraton will instantly make you want to book it immediately for your wedding. This banquet hall in Vashi has a contemporary architecture and allows a mandap setup right beside the pool. Isn’t it the perfect way to host a small to a big fat Indian wedding in a chic and stylish way. 

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

The three different banquet spaces are perfect to host pre-wedding functions, like mehndi and sangeet, while a combination of these party areas offers a wider space for bigger celebrations. The lush green view and exotic surrounding that this wedding venue has to offer will uplift your wedding celebration a notch higher.

Four Points by Sheraton have their internal wedding specialist team who look after all your wedding related services, right from decorating the venue to match the fanfare of your wedding festivities, serving delicious multi-cuisines to foot-tapping music and entertainment facilities. Alcohol too is served in-house, making it suitable for fun cocktail parties.

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Maximum venue capacity: Seating (600) / Floating (1000)

Rooms available for accommodation ?: Yes

How to get there: Plot 39/1, 6 To 15, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400701

Closest landmark: Vashi Flyover, Inorbit Mall

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Four Points By Sheraton, Vashi, Mumbai

Key Features

In-house decorators and caterers take care of everything

Offers delectable vegetarian and non-vegetarian 

Poolside area for private parties and reception

Pillarless banquet halls for an unobstructed view

Easy rail and road connectivity