Chetan & Akriti Delhi : Actress Shiv Shakti’s sister recently got married & her wedding photos are ruling the internet!

TV actress Shiv Shakti’s sister Akriti recently found the man of her dreams and got hitched in an absolutely dreamy affair in Oodles Hotel, Delhi. The adorable pictures of this wedding captured by Design Aqua Studio will definitely make your heart melt. Akriti made for a gorgeous bride, who has the cutest expressions you’ll ever see!

The Engagement

For the engagement, Akriti chose to wear a blush coloured Anarkali from Kalki Fashion and paired it with Shine with Us Always jewellery. The groom looked dapper in his deep mauve Bandhgala jacket suit making the couple look amazing together! We also got some inspiration for bride and groom photography that has bridesmaids tagging along too! Both the bridesmaids, Shobha and Shiv Shakti left no stone unturned in giving us a bunch of clicks for the ceremony. The engagement ceremony held at Oodles Hotel, Delhi made some really amazing memories!

The Wedding

The wedding was as elegant as it could be and Oodles Hotel made sure to provide our couple with the venue of their dreams!

The bride, Akriti, looked ravishing in her green lehenga. Keeping it subtle, she opted for light jewellery from Shine with Us Always and minimal makeup by Makeover by Marleen Puri and ruled hearts when she walked down the aisle.

The groom kept it sophisticated with his choice of white sherwani. Akriti being the fun-loving person that she is, showcased some of the cutest expressions!

We wish this endearing couple a life full of such fun-filled moments!

Vendors:

Venue (engagement): Oodles Hotel, Delhi

Venue (wedding): Oodles hotel, Delhi

Photographer: Design Aqua Studio

Jewellery: Shine with us always

Makeup: Makeover by Marleen Puri

Bridal outfit (engagement): Kalki Fashion

10 times Tapsee Pannu gave us some major bridesmaid outfit goals! #trendalert- cover image

 

Tapsee Pannu is one of those few actresses whose happening and fuss-free style is truly adored by all of us. She is famous for pulling off risque looks mixed with her own quirkiness that make her the perfect inspiration for all the bridesmaids who’ll be dolling up for their BFF’s wedding!

 

Scroll down if you are aiming for a look that is beautifully hatke!

 

 

1. A gorgeous silk saree with the perfect blend of vibrant colours

 

 

 

2. An ethereal gown with subtle motifs and cascading hem

 

 

 

3. Pastel pink fishtail saree with minimal embroidery and golden aanchal

 

 

 

4. The elegant lady look with white and golden Indo-Western saree!

 

 

 

5. The gown that gives out princess vibes!

 

 

 

6. Hot and happening lehenga saree with flowy angel sleeves!

 

 

 

7. The Indo-Western outfit of Dhoti pants that have a peppy-chic look

 

 

 

8. The looks that portrays sheer elegance with a hint of boldness

 

 

 

9. Stylish and sweet: A royal blue and grey dress for that Mehndi afternoon!

 

 

 

10. Fishtail gown that leaves a trail of glitter behind

 

 

So, which look was your personal favourite?

 

Image source Pinterest!

Firang brides in Sabyasachi who pulled off the Indian look like a true desi girl!

 

Sabyasachi has a knack of making everyone speechless with all his collections. Every desi bride’s’ dream wedding lehenga is undoubtedly a masterpiece by Sabyasachi. But can you believe that firangi bride’s are loving our very own Sabyasachi too? I for one, can totally see why firangi brides are also in love with his designs. He can take anything and make it into a wedding outfit that’s right out of a fairy tale.

 

To show you what Sabyasachi outfits firangi brides wore for their wedding, here’s a list of brides that were seen sporting a gorgeous Sabyasachi ensemble.

 

 

1. Lauren Herrera’s Indo-Western Blush Affair

 

 

 

Image Source: Lucille Lawrence

Lauren Herrera flaunted an absolutely droolworthy Sabyasachi ensemble for her wedding in Mendocino, California. The subtle pastel trousseau with pretty floral print and embroidery has a beauty beyond words!

 

 

2. Megan Barren’s Sabyasachi saree which leaves a trail of glitter!

 

 

Image Source: Norman Rene Photography

Megan Barren recently got hitched in New York, but in a total desi style. She pulled off the Indian attire gracefully and her wedding pictures were so gorgeous that they stormed the internet for sure!

 

 

3. Simona Kubasova’s red Sabyasachi ensemble for a dreamy wedding!

 

 

 

Image Source: Simona Kubasova Photography

Simona Kubasova who married at the mesmerising Lake Como, Italy, left the guests spellbound when she walked down the aisle in a gorgeous red Sabyasachi lehenga!

 

 

4. Zai Divecha’s jaw dropping minimal embellished net saree!

 

 

Image Source: Bridelan India

Zai Divecha, opted for a minimal embellished Sabyasachi saree and got hitched in a beautiful rustic wedding in California!

 

 

5. Megan Beltinck’s bubbly look for her Mehndi

 

 

 

Image Source: Daniel Chang Foto

Bride to be Megan Beltinck looked like a surreal princess in this floral Sabyasachi lehenga for her destination wedding in Antigua Guatemala.

 

 

6. Shakti Sanspeur’s hot and happening crimson lehenga!

 

 

Image Source: Doorgesh

Shakti Sanspeur, who got hitched in a magnificent wedding in Mauritius opted for a pop of pink Sabyasachi lehenga and definitely ruled hearts!

 

 

So, brides, which was your personal favourite Sabyasachi bridal look from across the globe?

5 simple things you need to do to have fabulous hair on your wedding day

If you are getting married anytime soon, you must already be going crazy with your wedding prep. But don’t let the pre-wedding stress damage your hair before the big day. Start your hair care today itself to make sure that you have healthy and beautiful hair that you can style to your liking on your wedding day.

 

To make your hair care regime easier, here are the 5 things you can start doing at least 6 months prior to D-day! No, 6 months is not a long time. You can even follow a pre-bridal beauty timeline to look like a million bucks on your wedding!

 

1. Maintain a healthy diet

 

 

* This is literally a no-brainer. Eat your greens and fruits and maintain a healthy diet to have healthy and thick hair. Eat foods that are rich in Vitamin E. Snack on that avocado-rich guacamole or almonds when you’re hungry in between meals. Both of them are full of Vitamin E that helps your hair become healthy.

 

* If you have excessive hair fall, consult your doctor and ask him/her if it is safe for you to take biotin supplements. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, which makes your hair and nails grow healthier and faster. You can read more about biotin supplements here.

 

2. At-home oil therapy and deep conditioning

 

 

* Do the good-old champi every week to strengthen your hair roots and repair damage. Using a good-quality virgin coconut oil for hair massage is the best. I personally love the Max Care Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil as it has made my hair stronger and shinier over a period of time. Use an organic shampoo for hair wash and don’t forget to use a good hair conditioner post hair wash!

 

 

* Try deep-conditioning hair treatment with a DIY mask every 2 weeks to make it super-soft. I personally like a good avocado-olive oil mask that nourishes my hair and make it silky. You can use this mask if you have damaged hair that needs moisture! Find the recipe here.

 

 

 

3. Go for regular hair spa sessions

 

 

There’s nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating like a good hair spa. Start your sessions 6 months before the wedding and take a spa every 30 days to reverse any kind of damage that your hair has gone through. While you’re at it, get a relaxing facial too! 😉

 

 

 

4. Pre-wedding hair colouring tips

 

 

Unless you have coloured your hair previously, it is recommend to not change your hair colour before getting married. However, if you already have coloured hair, make sure you catch hold of a good hair colourist and use ammonia-free and branded hair colours with minimal chemicals. Even better if you can find organic hair colour that won’t damage your hair like commercial hair colours do.

 

 

5. Get a regular hair trim

 

This might sound unnecessary, but believe me, trimming your hair every 2 months will not only get rid of your split ends, but also keep your hair in good shape. If you think going to a salon everytime you need a trim is too much, then you can even do it yourself at home. Here’s a tutorial on how to trim your hair at home!

 

 

Follow these 5 tips religiously and slay on your wedding day with fabulous hair!

 

30 latest bridal mehndi designs of 2018

 

In the array of pre-wedding functions, if there is something that the bride and her tribe enjoy the most, it is the Mehndi. While prepping for Mehndi includes everything from arranging floral jewellery, selecting the outfit and having a cute photo booth with props, the most important element is choosing a good mehndi design for your big day. When it comes to henna designs, brides have their own preferences. Some like a simple mehndi design, while others want to go all out with an intricate bridal mehendi design. Whatever may be your liking when it comes to mehandi designs, we have you covered with our top 50 mehandi design images that we spotted on real brides.

 

This list of mehandi designs includes everything from glitter henna to the very popular Arabic mehndi design that is loved mostly by the friends, aunts and cousins of the ladkiwale! Scroll through and pin all those designs that you want to show your mehndi artist for your wedding day. Bridesmaids and other rishtedaar too can check out these henna designs as there are lot of pics with minimal mehendi design too!

 

1. Lotus motif mehndi with some personalisation

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

Did you notice the skyline of two cities on this bride’s forearm? Such a cool idea for personalising your bridal mehndi design, right? Also, the lotus motifs throughout this henna design are so amazing!

 

 

2. The classic Indian Mehndi design

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Anjali Henna

 

Full of floral, leaf and paisley motifs, such kind of Indian mehndi designs never go out of style. They are traditional, intricate and beautiful all at once.

 

 

3. A full hand mehndi design for the traditional bride

 

 

Have you always dreamt of having your hands painted with henna till the elbows for your wedding? Well, if you have, then this kind of intricate full hand mehndi design is just for you. Get yourself a stunning nail art like this bride to match you traditional Indian mehndi and revel in the compliments you receive!

 

 

4. The traditional dulha dulhan mehndi design

 

 

This traditional dulha dulhan mehndi design has been around for ages, and for all the right reasons. It is traditional, full of beautiful motifs and intricate enough to give you a bridal mehndi kind of feeling!

 

 

5. Floral mehndi design that’s just too beautiful

 

Image Source: Vision One Studios

 

Beautiful vines of floral design woven across this hand mehndi! What’s not to love?

 

 

6. Intricate paisley motifs henna design

 

 

Paisley, hearts, flowers and leaf vines are never going out of style for bridal henna designs, and for all obvious reasons. They have this amazing bridal look that other mehndi designs don’t.

 

 

7. Flower power mehndi design for the chirpy & bubbly bride

 

 

This bridal mehndi design is all about flower power. The beautiful floral motifs of roses, lotus, leaves and vines make this mehandi design a perfect floral package!

 

 

8. A spin on the classic dulha dulhan mehndi design

 

 

I, for one, am totally loving how this mehendi design has been personalised by the bride to replicate the first date with her hubby-to-be! And the dancing dulha dulhan mehndi figures on her forearm; my gosh, I’m sold!

 

 

9. Full of paisley. Full of beauty!

 

 

This mehndi style is definitely for the bride who doesn’t mind an overdose of the staple Indian mehndi motif of paisley!

 

 

10. Taking intricate bridal mehndi design to a whole new level

 

 

This of hand-down one of the best intricate bridal mehndi designs of 2018. The elaborate mesh motifs and minimal floral pattern makes this top the list of bridal mehndi designs for full hands.

 

 

11. These Varmala mehndi figures are just too cute!

 

Image Source: Studio Finesse

 

The varmala ceremony captured in a beautiful mehndi design! How cool is that?

 

 

12. A leg mehndi design that’s oh-so-gorgeous!

 

Image Source: Karan Sidhu Photography

 

 

 

An intricate leg mehndi design with all the motifs of a traditional Indian bridal mehendi!

 

 

13. A simple mehendi design for the fuss-free bride

 

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Pallavi

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Anjali Henna

 

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna Lounge

 

For brides who like to keep it minimal, this is one of the best and simple bridal mehndi designs to take inspiration from!

 

 

14. Simple round mehndi design

 

Source: JSK Photography

 

A simple mehndi design that’s not too cluttered is perfect for the bride who wants to add some drama to her henna design, but doesn’t want to go too overboard!

 

 

15. Intricate bridal mehndi design that has me totally heart-eyed!

 

 

If this is not a work of art, I don’t know what is! Just look at this beautiful bridal mehndi for full hands and legs that’s as intricate as it gets. The stunning jali-style work with dulha dulhan figures, paisley and floral motifs is totally #bridalhennagoals!

 

 

16. A fine mix of all Indian mehndi motifs

 

Image Source: Candid Wedding Stories

 

If you the bride who wants the best of every mehndi motif, then a bridal henna design like this one is your best bet. It has everything from lotus and leaves to beautiful jali work floral design.

 

 

17. The Peacock mehndi design

 

Image Source: Candid Wedding Stories

 

This leg mehndi design is so stunning and neatly made that all I can say is WOW! The gorgeous peacock motifs along with the lotus design all over makes it the perfect Indian mehndi design for brides!

 

 

18. The sindoor ceremony captured in a beautiful bridal mehndi

 

Image Source: Candid Wedding Stories

 

These mehndi figures of the dulha putting sindoor in the dulhan’s head is totally cute. If you are a lover of mehndi designs with bride and groom figures, then its perfect to opt for figures performing traditional wedding rituals like pheras or varmala rather than just dulha-dulhan portraits.

 

 

19. Yet another masterpiece of intricate mehndi design

 

Image Source: Studio Nine Photography

 

Just beautiful geometric lines of heena and curves of paisley running across the arms for this bride.

 

 

20. Stunning henna art for the back of your hands

 

 

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Hussain Maaz

 

If you are looking for bridal mehndi designs for full hands front and back, then this beautiful design right here is a great inspiration for the backside of your hands. It is intricate and has all the motifs of an Indian mehndi.

 

 

21. Personalised mehndi for those who like it quirky!

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

I’m literally bowled over too with the creativity of this henna design. This kind of wedding mehndi is the latest trend among brides who love to add a personal touch to their bridal henna.

 

 

22. Floral mehndi design with a small personal touch

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Pallavi

 

While both these brides kept their love for floral motifs intact, they added a hint of personalisation to their bridal henna by adding coffee cups and Audi symbol and wedding date respectively! You too can add a small element of something you like in your wedding mehndi to make it special.

 

 

23. Minimal leg mehndi design with string motifs

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Pallavi

 

A simple round mehndi design with accents of beaded string motifs looks truly stunning on this bride’s feet. If you prefer a simple yet gorgeous look for your feet mehndi, then this one is a great design to take inspiration from.

 

 

24. Leafy design for brides who love nature motifs

 

For nature loving brides, this mehndi design with leaves and flower motifs that form a lovely net pattern is just perfect!

 

 

25. Yet another personalised henna art

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Pallavi

 

This bride has added a personal touch to her wedding mehndi by adding a cute motif of the Golden Gate Bridge and writing the word LOVE! I’m guessing she and her hubby-to-be fell in love at the bridge? 😀 If you are a fan of personalised henna too, you can try something cool like this to tell your love story with your bridal mehndi.

 

 

26. Taj Mahal mehndi for as the eternal symbol of love

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Pallavi

 

As a mark of their eternal love, this bride decided to make a design of the ultimate symbol of love: The Taj Mahal. She also added her name as opposed to just the hubby’s name! Way to break the rules, girl!

 

 

27. The classic Rajasthani mehndi design

 

 

Replete with peacock motifs and beautiful paisley patterns, this rajasthani mehndi design is for brides who love to have a hand full of henna art on their wedding day.

 

 

28. The god portrait mehndi design

 

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Yash Mehandi

 

For brides who want to include images of gods or goddesses in their bridal mehandi, such designs are the perfect inspiration!

 

 

29. Glitter Mehndi for the fun and lively bridesmaids

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Anjali Henna

 

 

 

 

If your bestie or sister is getting married and you want to try something hatke, then these beautiful glitter mehndi designs are perfect for inspiration. They look different and all the bride’s BFF’s can get this one for everyone to spot the bride tribe!

 

 

30. White mehndi for the most experimental bride of all

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

Image Source: Mehndi Artist: Henna by Divya

 

 

If you’re feisty enough to try the white henna trend, then by all means go ahead and check out these beautiful white mehndi designs for your inspiration! This one is perfect for the bridesmaids to stand out too!

 

Did any of these latest mehandi designs give you major #bridalhennagoals?

Ramit & Sumiti New York : Gorgeous lehengas, minimal makeup and a killer smile make this bride’s wedding photos a must-see!

Sumiti and Ramit had a ravishing wedding on the western lands of New York but in a truly desi style! The bride’s choice of gorgeous lehengas and minimal makeup gave us major inspo for bridal ensembles! The beautiful wedding pictures captured by Priyanca Photography would leave you in awe of the royalty of this international wedding!

The Couple

Three months before the ceremony took place, Ramit had a medical emergency. The care and love of Sumiti for Ramit brought the couple even closer to each other. As Ramit recovered, the couple wasted no time and decided to get married!

The planning process

The planning process was a combined effort from both the families and vendors who seemed truly passionate were selected for the wedding. Ramit’s family had a background in catering and venue business which offered the couple a lot of flexibility in deciding their unique wedding menu and in enhancing the aesthetics of their wedding venue!

The Decor

The decor in particular was truly exuberant and every function was different from each other. While the mehndi function featured a gorgeous rustic decor, the reception reflected royalty and grace! The traditional ceremonies, however, had a hint of contemporary vibe in it!

The Wedding

The couple had a truly gorgeous wedding with a white and pink themed decor created beautifully by Stylish Events. The bride opted for a hot pink lehenga with minimal makeup and gave us princess vibes! Even the bridesmaids decided to back the bride by going all pink for their bridesmaid outfits.

Vendors:

1. Venue: Akbar (Sangeet)

The Carltun (Ceremony and Reception)

2. Photographer: Priyanca Photography

3. Event Planner: Event Nirvana

4. Event Decor: Stylish Events

5. Hotel: Marriott Uniondale

6. Favours: Sancha Tea

7. Hair and Makeup: SV Bridal

8. DJ: DJ Kulcha

Gorgeous bridal earrings that are trending in 2018

 

While your wedding lehenga is the most important part of your ensemble, bridal jewellery comes second. Once you have decided what you are going to wear for your big day, then you have to finalise on the style of wedding jewellery you wish to wear. Most brides surely wear necklace and earrings with their wedding dress, and choose to opt for or leave out other accessories like matha patti, haath phool, payal etc. When it comes to bridal earrings, there are a dozen different styles you can choose from. Right from chandbali earrings to bridal jhumkis, there are a variety of bridal earring designs at your disposal.

 

To make your wedding earring search easier, here are some of the best bridal earring designs that we spotted on real brides. Safe to say, some of these earrings never went out of style, while some have recently started trending among brides!

 

1. The stud & jhumki combo

 

Image Source: Cupcake Productions

 

This style of bridal earring that has a stud at the lobe and dangling jhumki is so versatile! Some of these earrings for women are design by keeping in mind style and comfort. You can detach the dangler from the stud earrings and wear the stud by itself too. Such a win-win for wearing to post-wedding functions too!

 

2. The multi-layer gold jhumka

 

 

For the gold lovers out there, this multi-layer gold jhumka makes for a great choice to wear with your wedding jewellery. And, if you are planning to wear a saree, then by all means go for bridal earrings like these!

 

3. Kundan earrings that cover the ear

 

Image Source: Fotowale – The Story Folks

 

 

A beautiful pair of bridal earrings, this one can be worn for your other bridal functions like haldi or mehendi! And if you choose to wear these for the main wedding, then pick something that looks heavy or can be paired with other jewellery like matha patti and nath. Btw, a total fan of how they cover your ear all the way up and give the much needed support required for long earrings.

 

3. The classic jhumar style earrings

 

Image Source: Mahima Bhatia

 

 

These jhumka style earrings, also popularly known as jhumar earrings are a major trend among brides these day. Pearl jhumar earrings like these ones are highly liked and preferred by brides who want to go easy on the necklace and heavy on the earrings. Pro tip: If you choose to wear these on your wedding, choose light jhoomar earrings, so that they are much more comfortable to wear for a long time.

 

4. Jhumka style earrings with beautiful meena work

 

Image Source: Into Candid

 

Image Source: Symetree Jewels

 

These oversized earrings are all you need to make a statement on your D-day. The gorgeous meenakari done on these earrings adds a pop of colour to the gold and makes it stand out ever more. Pair these bridal earrings with a matching necklace to make it a complete wedding jewellery set!

 

5. The Classic Kundan Chandbali

 

Image Source: Prerto

Buy chandbali earrings online at Prerto

 

 

Chandbali earrings are here to stay; and no, I am not complaining! Chandbalis are the most versatile earring design as they can be worn with anything from sarees and lehengas to kurtis and shararas. Plus, they come in a dozen different styles. You want chandbali gold earrings or perhaps a pair of pearl chandbali earrings? You will find literally every style of chandbali in both costume jewellery and real gold jewellery!

 

6. Chain earrings that are oh-so-beautiful

 

Image Source: Nitin Arora Photography

 

Image Source: Punjabi Traditional Jewellery

 

 

 

If you are a lover of everything cute and romantic, long chain earrings are just the right choice for you. Full of tiny pearls or beaded strings that go all the way up to the hair, these gold chain earrings make for a great accessory to wear on wedding functions like mehndi or sangeet. If you want to wear this earring design on your main wedding day, then it’s best to choose a heavy kundan jhumki that’s attached with chains.

 

7. Gold and pearl accented jhumkis

 

Image Source: Punjabi Traditional Jewellery

 

All kinds of jewellery trends may come and go, but gold and pearls are always in style. These beautiful pearl accented gold jhumkis sure add lots of drama and statement to the bridal look. Plus, the matching maang tikka just brings the whole look together. You can shop earrings online like this one here!

 

8. The all gold jhumka

 

Image Source: Punjabi Traditional Jewellery

 

If jhumka earrings are your preferred style to wear on your wedding day, then these gold jhumkas make for a gorgeous choice! The intricate jali design with leaf motifs and oversized danglers make this jhumka design a hands-down winner. Pair it with the matching gold maang tikka and you’re good to go! Shop jhumkas online here!

 

9. South indian earrings in gorgeous gold!

 

If you are planning to wear South Indian jewellery on your wedding, then temple earrings and gold jhumkas in antique finish are a great option for you. These South Indian earrings are mostly studded with green and red gemstones, which look lovely against the antique gold finish jewelry. What’s more? These temple earrings or gold jhumkas are perfect to wear with Kanjivaram or pure silk sarees!

 

10. A style-spin on the classic chandbali

 

 

While the classic chandbali earring has a half-round shape resembling a half moon, or chaand, this bridal earring slightly modifies the round shape making the chandbali look even more beautiful. And the party of pearls and green beads at the bottom is just too pretty to handle!

 

11. The quintessential bridal earring style
 

Image Source: CineLove Productions

 

 

Image Source: Reels & Stories

 

If you are going to wear a heavy bridal necklace with your lehenga or saree, it is best to keep the bridal earrings to minimal. These beautiful earring designs are all simple with very little dangling. These types of bridal earrings can be made or bought in various styles. They are available in everything from kundan to gold as per your taste!

 

12. Gota jhumka earrings for mehndi or haldi

 

Image Source: Happy Frames

 

What seems to be like an ever-booming trend with brides, gota jewellery is the way to go for your mehndi or sangeet functions. If floral jewellery is not your thing, but you don’t want to wear metal jewellery either, then this beautiful gota jewellery set is perfect for you. And these gorgeous gota jhumkas just look WOW!

 

So, which of these latest bridal earring designs did you love the most?

Ricky & Tanya Pune : This gorgeous duo’s grand wedding had a beautiful plush decor falling right out of a fairytale!

The Wedding

Tanya and Ricky recently got hitched in a charismatic wedding at JW Marriott overlooking the breezy hills of Pune. With plush decor and a surreal looking couple, this wedding’s photographs captured by Dipak Studios are a must see! The royal setting of JW Marriott amidst the scenic beauty of Pune hills is what makes this wedding one of a kind!

The decor in particular, which was planned and executed by Weddings by Ekta Saigal Lulla was truly breathtaking!

The Couple

Our gorgeous duo had a love-cum-arranged marriage; only the love came later into the picture. It was one of those simple settings where feelings naturally developed and the couple just clicked!

Tanya and Ricky met through a common friend in an arranged marriage setup. Their very first meet lasted for four hours and they both actually lost the track of time when being with each other.

They kept being in touch even after Ricky went back to Pune from New Delhi and after a few months of being apart , the couple realised their love for each other.

Engagement and Sangeet

The couple had already decided on keeping their mehndi and wedding a traditional affair, so opted for a more contemporary setting for their engagement and sangeet ceremonies!

The decor was designed using gold and black with hints of red that took the beauty of the setup to a whole new level. The entrance was made to look like a tunnel and included dazzling chandeliers.

The wedding

It was a traditional sikh wedding that took place at a gurudwara. The bride opted for a trousseau from the house of Rimple and Harpreet Narula and looked every bit of a diva in her wedding outfit! The groom on the other hand, looked dapper in his Deepak Perwani sherwani!

Advice for the future couples

“Please enjoy every function as couples tend to get busy with everything that’s going on around them. However, it is important that you and your partner make time for each other and have a blast as this time will never come back.”

We wish this couple a lifetime of happiness for their future endeavours!

Vendors:

1. Venues: JW Marriott Hotel Pune (Engagement, Sangeet, and Reception)

Oxford Golf Resort Adventure Park (Mehendi)
2. Wedding Planner: Weddings by Ekta Saigal Lulla
3. Decor: Silver Twigs by Dimple Anaund
4. Groom’s Outfits: Narendra Kumar (Engagement and Sangeet)

Deepak Perwani (Mehendi, Wedding, and Reception)
5. Bride’s Outfits: Manish Malhotra (Engagement and Sangeet)

Soltee by Sulakshana Monga (Mehendi)

Rimple and Harpreet Narula (Wedding and Reception)
6. Makeup Artist: Meera Sakhrani
7. Entertainment: Hardy Sandhu (Mehendi)

Gurdas Maan (Wedding Lunch)
8. DJ: DJ Chetas (Engagement and Sangeet)

DJ Kilogram (Mehendi and Reception)
9. Photography and Videography: Dipak Studios

 

10 Best places in Mumbai to celebrate your bachelor & bachelorette party!

Bachelor/bachelorette parties are a big deal. Your best friend is getting married. Can it get more exciting that this? Or scary, maybe? Well, either way, you can throw your BFF’s a mad party to celebrate their last few days of freedom.

 

While most of us want to fly to Las Vegas and have a ‘Hangover’ style bachelor party, it may not be possible due to budget and distance constraints. But worry not! I have curated a list of top 10 places to celebrate bachelor/bachelorette party in Mumbai. This list includes everything from night clubs to places you can rent just for yourself and have a ball. While you may not roam the streets of Vegas blackout drunk, I can promise you that these places in Mumbai for bachelor parties will give you some great memories to remember. Or not, maybe? 😀

 


 

Bachelor/Bachelorette Party at Nightclubs in Mumbai

 

 

1.XXO – The St. Regis Mumbai

 

Situated on the 37th and 38th floor of St. Regis Hotel, XXO offers a stunning view of the city. It boasts of a full bar along with some amazing finger food. XXO is a place for celeb sightings and plays some amazing music that you can groove too!

 

 

 

2. Cavalry The Lounge

 

If loud music, amazing cocktails and late-night open places are your only requirements, then Cavalry in Powai is one of the best places for bachelor party in Mumbai. The ambiance is electric with varied music and the service is attentive even when the club is filled to capacity. A sure shot spot to have a fun-filled bachelor party.

 

 

3. Wink – Vivanta by Taj President

 

If you are a sucker for great ambiance, chill vibes and handmade cocktails, Wink is the ultimate nightclub to celebrate your BFF’s bachelor/bachelorette party in Mumbai. They have an amazing DJ who plays popular music and some finger-licking Japanese food to go with your countless dry martinis.

 

Image Source: Vivanta by Taj President

 

4. Kitty Su – The Lalit

 

If drinking and dancing is the only thing on your mind, then look no further than Kitty Su at The Lalit in Mumbai. This nightclub is a favorite among celebs and socialites for its crazy music scene, full bar and delicious food. What’s more? The moment you step here, the DJ blasting some amazing songs will get you grooving and moving like a total party animal. Isn’t this the best place for bachelor party in Mumbai?

 

Image Source: Kitty Su

 

Private Venues to Rent for Bachelor/Bachelorette Party in Mumbai

 

5. Bachelor/Bachelorette Party on a Private Yacht in Mumbai

 

 

If you and your friends are one of those who want to stay away from crowded and loud places but still want to have a gala time celebrating your bachelorhood, then hosting a party on a private yacht is just the right choice for you. Check out Smart Stay for their bachelor party packages up to 15 people. Believe me,sailing on a private yacht in the Arabian Sea sipping champagne is what #bachelorpartygoals are made of!

 

Image Source: Smart Stay

 

6. Estella – Juhu

 

While Estella is a great place to chill on a weekend with your friends, their outer deck facing the Juhu beach is also a great option to rent for a private bachelor party. The drinks and food here are amazing, while the DJ playing fab music just takes the cake.

 

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7. Yiamas Experimental Space

 

If you are having a grand bachelor/bachelorette party for your BFF, which has a lot of guests, then Yiamas is a great private space where you can choose to host the party. It is unlike a traditional banquet hall, but provides all the services of one. The interiors of this one have a baronial style, where you can add fun or cute decor as per your party theme!

 

 

 

8. Pool bachelor/bachelorette party in the heart of Mumbai

 

If wearing a bikini and drinking mimosas at the bar pool is your idea of the perfect bachelor/bachelorette party, then C’est La Vie in Bandra is your best bet. It has a gorgeous open-air swimming pool area, with a café and bar attached. What more do you really need to have the time of your life?

 

Image Source: C’est La Vie

 

Places near Mumbai for bachelor/bachelorette party

 

9. Elysium Estates

 

Not a huge fan of partying in Mumbai? Want to get out of the maddening crowds of the city and get a place to yourself? Well, Elysium Estates at Alibaug is haven for privacy lovers. It has all the amenities of a holiday resort, where you can chill by the pool, drink beers and chill throughout the weekend. What’s more? This place is literally 100 meters away from the beach; which means that you can get drunk and go for walks on the beach or simply get down and dirty in the sand.

 

 

10. BandCamp by White Collar Hippie

 

 

If all you want to do on your BFFs bachelor/bachelorette party is to chill, then head to BandCamp at Gorai near Mumbai for a fun weekend of camping on the beach. Drink to your heart’s content, sit by the bonfire and listen to some great artists as the stars twinkle in the night sky and crickets chirp in the background. This is one of the best place for bachelor party near Mumbai if you are a nature lover! Check their latest events here!

 

Image Source: White Collar Hippie

 

So, which place are you heading to have the time of your life?

15 quirky blouse designs to wear with your designer saree at your BFF’s wedding!

If you are planning to wear a saree to your BFF’s or sister’s wedding, we suggest you have a look at these quirky blouse designs before going to your masterji and looking at his done-n-dusted blouse patterns. These saree blouse designs are perfect for all the young and happening bridesmaids who want to wear a saree but with a modern twist.

 

1. A printed jacket blouse to contrast beautifully with a solid saree

 

Image Source: House of Blouse

 

If you are keen on wearing a plain silk saree or a plain chiffon saree, a multicolour printed jacket blouse like this one will look stunning. You can even accessorise it with heavy jhumkis and bangles to complete the look!

 

2. A peplum-style blouse design that’s oh-so-gorgeous!

 

 

This peplum blouse pattern right here has all my attention. The beautiful floral embroidery and small latkans at the hem are just wow! You can pair a blouse design like this with a simple border silk saree.

 

3. For the love of bell sleeves!

 

 

There’s something absolutely fun and romantic about a saree blouse with free-flowing bell sleeves! Stitch blouses like this one with a brocade cloth and you are set to wear it with any kind of designer saree you like!

 

4. An off-shoulder blouse pattern that’s as elegant as it gets!

 

Image Source: The Little Black Bow

 

A graceful off-shoulder blouse design like this one is perfect to wear with chiffon sarees and show off your toned shoulder and beautiful clavicle!

 

 

5. TV star Anita Hassanandani slaying this one-sided cape designer blouse!

 

 

Aside the fact that Anita looks radiant, that gorgeous designer blouse with one sided-cape sleeve and one-sided sleeveless just adds another dimension to her look. And that see-through saree is simply #bridesmaidgoals!

 

 

6. A printed cape blouse to pair with a golden border silk saree  

 

 

Cape blouses are in and how! A favourite among designers, cape blouses give an edgy and contemporary look to any kind of saree. Tip: If you going to wear a solid silk saree, stitch a blouse that’s printed to offset the plain the look!

 

7. Look at that elaborate shoulder line and bandhgala! Doesn’t this blouse design look absolutely royal?

 

 

Well, if you are the one to choose something different but still want to stick with clean silhouettes and classy style, then this latest blouse design is something to take inspiration from.

 

8. Bow down to Her Highness as she slays this plain white saree with a monochrome-striped shirt blouse!

 

 

Trust Sonam Kapoor to give you major style inspo with her amazing fashion sense and contemporary picks. If you love experimenting and creating fusion looks, then this funky and modern blouse design is just for you.

 

9. A high ruffled neck for the vintage look

 

 

Seen those pics of kings and queens wearing dresses and gowns with raised ruffled collars? Well, this blouse pattern is just an ode to that look. The ruffled collar and deep V-neck on a printed blouse is perfect with wear with any kind of designer saree you like. Extra points if your saree hem has ruffles too!

 

10. More ruffles; but this time on the blouse sleeves

 

 

If you love being *extra*, this layered-ruffle designer blouse will just take your breath away! And that printed crepe silk saree! Uff. #Stealthebridesthunder

 

11. A saree blouse that shouts glamour!

 

 

This amazing blouse pattern with free-flowing strings is nothing short of a runway masterpiece! Fit to wear with a sequined designer saree, this blouse is sure to bring out your inner fashionista!   

 

12. A sequined cut-out blouse design that is major #weddinglookgoals

 

 

The beautiful sequined cut-out sleeve of this saree blouse makes it look oh-so-stylish! And nothing like pairing it with a chic satin saree to set the temperatures soaring!

 

13. Totally digging at this sheer-neck, ruffled and sequined saree blouse!

 

 

If Priyanka Chopra can rock it, so can you! I mean, just look at her slaying this designer black saree with a sheer blouse design that says sexy and elegant all at once. 

 

14. A criss-cross neck saree blouse that can give any blouse design a run for its money!

 

Here’s yet another saree blouse worn by Anita Hassanandani that’s chic and sexy enough to flaunt with a net saree at your bestie’s wedding. And that sheer saree, uff!

 

15. Looks like jacket blouses are here to stay! *drools*

 

Image Source: Suruchi Parakh

 

This jacket blouse takes the blouse design game to whole other level. It has an asymmetrical hemline and flows freely over the hips! What’s not to love?

 

Is your blouse design idea bucket overflowing already or what?!!

 

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