“I Cried at my Vidaai only due to peer pressure” – Says Isha Ambani as she opens up about Life After Marriage!

Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani’s wedding to Anand Piramal was literally what a royal wedding should have looked like and more! Housed with several Bollywood celebrities from the Bachchan family to Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, Isha Ambani’s engagement, sangeet and reception made headlines all over the world and made people sit up and take notice.

 

In a recent interview with Vogue, Isha Ambani (now) Piramal speaks about her life after marriage, what actually went inside the big fat Ambani wedding and to what extent was she involved.  Scroll down to know what she said: 

 

On being asked about the wedding:

 

 

She said, “The wedding went off beautifully. Like any other bride, I had my share of bridal jitters but getting married at home made it very special and I had the time of my life celebrating my most memorable moments with all the people I love.”

 

 

Was she a bridezilla?

 

 

Isha replied : “During the wedding my mom was CEO and I was chairperson. She and dad did all the hard work. Thankfully, we ended up liking the same things, so that made it a breeze. I didn’t go to a single wedding meeting. I was never someone who dreamt of how my wedding would be, yet it was wonderful in more ways than I can imagine. It was a very emotional affair for everyone in my family. I was emotional too but everyone around me would cry all the time. I only cried at my bidaai because I felt some peer pressure as everyone else was crying, especially my parents.”

 

On being asked about the singular reason that makes her husband a great life partner:

 

She said, “I can’t stop at one! (laughs). I love his amazing sense of humour and his spirituality.”

 

How different are they both as a couple?

 

 

Isha replies, “He hates attending events, I enjoy them. I really enjoyed our wedding, but it was not exactly his idea of fun (laughs). He’s more spiritual than I am. But we are also very similar. We are both very family-oriented, and we both love food. I remember in one of the speeches that my father gave at my wedding, he listed ten reasons why he liked Anand. It was hilarious, and dad concluded by saying that these are probably the same ten things that he would also use to describe himself. And it’s true; in many ways Anand reminds me of my father.”

 

On being asked about how difficult is it to maintain the work life balance?

 

Isha said, “Last night, we had dinner, and then from 11pm to 3am Anand had a meeting in his office. So, I don’t think his life has changed, and neither has mine. At this stage, work is a priority for both of us. And luckily, our parents understand that. Fortunately, the family I was born into and the family I married into have the same work ethic—every member of both families knows the importance of work.”

 

Well well, here’s wishing this power couple a lifetime of togetherness and may they be setting couple goals all they way!

5 Easy and extremely important skincare tips which every bride-to-be should note!

 

Bridal makeup is heavy and can damage your skin to a great extent. For 5 days straight you are wearing foundation, highlighter, primer, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc etc. day and night! You may think your skin is ready for the sudden hit of makeup, but honey, it is not!

3 months prior to the wedding you need to follow a skin care routine that will ensure your skin is healthier and ready for the makeup slap! Scroll down to check some basic skin care tips that will go a long way to protect your skin and minimise the harsh after effects of bridal makeup!

 

1. Steaming hot, baby!

 

 

 

Steam is the first step in almost every skincare routine. Steaming helps in opening your pores which not only helps in cleaning them, but also makes your skin receptive to other treatments as clean pores absorb products better. Do not go overboard with the steam. Do it only once, maximum twice a week. Make sure the water is not hot enough to burn your skin!

 

2. Scrub ‘em away!

 

 

It is very very very important to exfoliate your skin twice a week in order to remove the dead skin, unclog pores from dirt and blackheads. Homemade scrub is your best bet and here are some easy peasy ones-

Orange scrub- just grind some dried peels and mix it with honey.

Coco-sugar scrub- mix a teaspoon of sugar with coconut oil.

Cinnamon scrub- mix a teaspoon of cinnamon with honey.

Coffee scrub- mix a teaspoon of coffee, sugar and a few drops of coconut oil till it forms a semi thick paste.

 

Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Proceed to apply the scrub and massage in circular motions for 7-8 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and don’t forget to moisturise after!

 

3. Pack em up!

 

 

After you’ve scrubbed and steamed your face, it is time for the face pack to step in the picture. Homemade face packs work the best and here are some of my favourite-

  1. A teaspoon of turmeric, raw milk and gram flour.
  2. A teaspoon of yogurt, honey and a pinch of turmeric.
  3. Mashed banana, rose water and milk.

If you don’t wish to while away time, you can always rely on this face clean up that I purchased from Amrutam. It has all essential ingredients such as almonds, aloe vera, kesar, etc. I absolutely love it and guarantee that you will too! Just apply it, massage in circular motion and wash it with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. Use it daily and you’ll feel like you have been blessed with new skin!

 

4. CTM

 

 

Clean, tone and moisturize. We often think it is not necessary to moisturize or tone your skin. But it is! Toners help to minimise pores and add an extra layer of protection to your skin. The best toner is rose water. Throw away those fancy pants ones that you own! Kids, moisturize unless you want dry skin!

 

5. Daily Essentials

 

 

Just follow two steps religiously and 50% of your care is already done! Apply SPF every morning even if you plan to stay indoors. SPF should be included in your morning routine like brushing your teeth is!

And at night apply aloevera gel every night before you hit the bed.

Bride or not, you HAVE TO follow these two extremely important and easy steps for a healthy skin!

 

These skin care tips are easy to follow and ensure healthy, glowing skin for your D-Day!

Sheena Bajaj and Rohit Purohit’s had a gorgeous destination wedding in Jaipur and I am drooling over their pictures!

Sheena Bajaj and Rohit Purohit recently tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Jaipur and obviously their wedding pictures took the internet by a storm. The couple has been dating for 4 years and decided to finally seal the deal in midst of family and friends.

 

Scroll down to see their wedding pictures which was all about LOVE:

 

Haldi:

 

Sheena looked radiant in a fuschia pink and yellow lehenga.

 

 

I was majorly crushing over her floral jewellry, which totally complimented her lehenga.

 

 

The one with her BFF:

 

 

Sheena’s bestie, Aarti Chabria was total bridesmaid goals –

 

 

Rohit on the other hand looked dapper in a yellow and white kurta-pyjama paired with a beige coloured Nehru jacket.

 

 

Here’s a closeup of her mehendi:

 

 

When she let her hair down and had a great time:

 

 

While getting ready:

 

 

Engagement:

 

 

Loved that golden passa of hers –

 

 

When it was her who went down on one knee –

 

 

 

And here’s the official picture of the newly weds:

 

 

Well well, here’s wishing this newly wed couple a lifetime of togetherness!
 

Photography – Coolbluez Photography

Floral Jewellry – Florasia

Mahek & Pranali Mumbai : A pretty bride in a beautiful lehenga with a killer smile = bride goals!

Pranali and Mahek had a simple and gorgeous wedding at Mumbai. Their  ceremony was more of an open-air themed wedding, in other words a rather subtle, intimate affair.

The Wedding..

Everything about this wedding was elegant and classy- from the wedding decor to the outfits. The couple looked stunning in all their photographs, while they adorned some refreshing and rather breathtaking attires. From the haldi to the sangeet to the wedding, the bride and groom had some amazing candid and romantic moments.

The sangeet and haldi functions were packed with some fun, some nakhre and loads of masti.

Vendors:

Photography- Clicksunlimited Photography

 

10 Romantic songs other than Samjhawan and Raabta for your couple dance!

Nowadays no function is complete without a couple dance. Whether it’s sangeet, engagement, cocktail night, reception or even the wedding itself, a couple dance is a must! There are sooo many songs to choose from but do you wish to dance on the tunes every couple does? Or do you want a non cliche song that expresses your feelings and is also great for your couple dance? Scroll down to check some offbeat romantic songs that are perfect for a couple dance at any function! And no, Samjhawan or Raabta are not in this list!

 

1. Trust Subhash Ghai to give you some heartwarming romantic songs! What’s better than Nahi Samne from Taal?

 


 

2. Tu Hi Re gives everyone the same tingling sensation that it used to  back in 1995!

 


 

3. Piyu Bole will take you to Parineeta’s small world of whirlwind romance!

 


 

4. Kuch toh Hua Hai from Kal Ho Na Ho is an absolute crowd favourite!

 


 

5. Rajneeti’s Bheegi si Bhagi si is a refreshing breaks from the other love songs that you’ve heard a million times!

 


 

6. Agar Main Kahoon from Lakshya is an ideal song for couple dance that sways away from the usual.

 


 

7. Tum Ho is meant for the Rockstar that you are!

 


 

8. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice coupled with Irshad Kamil’s lyrics makes Ajj Din Chadheya unbeatable to this date!

 


 

9. Prateek Kuhad’s Tum Jab Pass perfectly describes every emotion one feels with their loved ones!

 


 

10. Saathiya’s title track is worth dancing on with your saathiya!

 



There! Now you don’t have to dance on the cliche romantic songs anymore! Go on, start practising already!

Introducing the newest & coolest wedding gifting trend this season!

What do you do when your best friend is getting married and you don’t know what gift to give them? Rake the walls of shopping websites? Run to your mummy? Or do you just settle on a flower bouquet? Options like crockery and cash envelopes are so old school! And tell me, what is the point of getting regular watches for the couple? Sure, it will increase the snob value but what else? How about a smart watch instead? Introducing the newest wedding gifting option in India today –

Apple watch!

Yes, it is the perfect gift for the bride / groom and let me tell you why!

 

 

It has EVERYTHING a millennial requires! The new range of Apple watches are redesigned and reengineered to help one stay active, healthy and connected! The Apple watch is the perfect mix of luxury, chic and utility. They now have built in GPS and cellular. Which means you no longer have to sync with iPhone to utilize the cellular feature.

Apple music is now at an arm’s distance (quite literally!) and you can listen upto 40 billion songs without whipping out your phone every time!

The Apple Watch Series 3 for the first time includes a barometric altimeter to track and record elevation metrics during workouts.

 

If all these super cool features haven’t convinced you..let me reveal a secret…we are giving a FLAT 10% off on Apple Watch series 3 to our customers! To avail the offer, click here !

 

Told you, you can’t resist this offer! This offer is being given by our official

partner stores- Ample, Aptronix, Tresor and Unicorn!

 

And here’s looking at a few more shots of this oh-so-cool watch!

 

 

 

Ok, bye now, I’m heading out to an apple store to purchase one for my BFF bride-to-be!

All the Bollywood stars spotted at Alia Bhatt’s cousin Sakshi Bhatt’s Wedding Reception!

Alia Bhatt’s cousin Sakshi Bhatt hosted a grand reception in Taj Lands, Mumbai which was attended by the who’s who of Bollywood and as always, I was totally starstruck! For the uninitiated, Sakshi is filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt and wife Nilima’s daughter. Her brother is film director Vishesh Bhatt.

 

 

Pooja Bhatt shared this picture of the bride with a caption – “The baby of the Bhatt family – Sakshi – ties the knot with Mazahir and ensures that the Bhatt family inherits the absolute gems that constitute the Mandsaurwala family! Our grandmother Shireen Nanabhai Bhatt must be smiling so wide in heaven right now”!

 

 

 

The reception later that night was a grand affair, with the guest list including the names like, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Rekha, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Emraan Hashmi, among many others. Scroll down to know more about it:

 

The Couple:

 

 

The fam-jam:

 

 

Pooja Bhatt striking a pose with Amir Khan, Mahesh Bhatt, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar:

 

 

Caught in a moment – Mahesh Bhatt and Akshay Kumar:

 

 

Alia Bhatt:

 

The one with SRK:

 

 

Aamir Khan:

 

 

Amitabh Bachchan:

 

 

Anil Kapoor:

 

 

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover:

 

 

Dia Mirza with her hubby:

 

 

Hrithik Roshan:

 

 

Emran Hashmi with his family:

 

 

Juhi Chawla:

 

 

Kartik Aryan:

 

 

Raj Kumar Rao and Patralekha:

 

 

Rekha:

 

 

Shraddha Kapoor:

 

 

Tiger Shroff:

 

 

Vicky Kaushal:

 

 

Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapoor:

 

 

Well well, here’s wishing this couple a lifetime of happiness!

Krystle D’zouza’s BFF’s Bachelorette Weekend had everything from a cute PJ party to Champagne on the beach!

What do you expect from a bachelorette weekend of a famous influencer? Picture perfect moments with the absolutely perfect backdrops, aesthetically pleasing candids and totally Instagram worthy outfits, right? Well then Kavya D’souza’s pre-wedding festivities images are exactly this!

 

After a totally refreshing ‘Save the Date’ and engagement pictures that took the internet by a storm, her bachelorette was totally awaited. Plus, if one of your bridesmaids is Krystle D’souza herself, your pictures have to have the sass all the way in it! Scroll down have a look at the amazing pics –

 

It started with a tasteful Pajama Party:

 

 

And we are loving this colour coordinated BFFs.

 

 

 

…and then there was a sunset at a beach:

 

 

 

 

Here’s looking at the Bride-to-be:

 

 

 

At the pool party:

 

 

 

Also, if you wanna know how she pampered her bridesmaids, here’s a glimpse of her personalised curated gift box for her bridesmaids:

 

 

 

Photography – Nivrati Kothari

 

Well well, with a bachelorette like this, one can hardly await the wedding pictures!

These unseen pictures from Priyanka Chopra’s desi wedding will make your day!

Seems like it will be sometime before we finish seeing all the pictures of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding. After all, the wedding had the best of hollywood and bollywood put together in a 3-day endless function spree that took place in a palace.

So, without much further adieu, let’s see all the unseen pictures from the big fat #Nickyanka wedding:

 

The one with all the girl gang at mehendi:

 

 

And one of the bride:

 

 

 

The sangeet night:

 

One with Superwoman: #bawsegirls

 

 

The Divas:

 

 

The Ladkiwale depicting #Nickyanka’s love story:

 

 

 

 

… and the moment where Nick Jonas proposed to Priyanka Chopra in Greece:

 

 

And then there was the moment we were all waiting for:

 

 

PC did groove to ‘Desi Girl’ on the sangeet night:

 

 

I mean how cute are these pics?

 

 

 

 

The one that gave us major #SistersBeforeMister goals:

 

 

 

The mother-daughter portrait that melted my heart:

 

 

The cute ones from the haldi function:

 

 

 

One with PC’s infectious smile:

 

 

One from the wedding:

 

 

Mesmerising isn’t it?

10 brides who rocked the classic Red Lehengas on their D-day in the age of Pastels!

There is no right or wrong colour when it comes to your Wedding lehenga. You can be a bride who wears a pastel a blue or green and totally rock your D-day.

 

Although, if you are a bride who truly believes in the power of red and believes a laal joda is what will truly complete your solah sringaar, then you are at the right place. Check out these 10 classic red lehengas that we spotted on real brides, they are beyond gorgeous!

 

1. A heavily embellished lehenga skirt and blouse paired with an equally embellished dupatta:

 

Image Source – Foto Art by Sami Irani

 

2. A high waist lehenga skirt paired with a peplum blouse and sheer dupatta:

 

Image Source – Cine Love productions

 

3. A lehenga skirt with intricate embroidery on it paired with a embroidered choli and sheer dupatta:

 

Image Source – Stories by Joseph Radhik

 

4. A cold-shoulder choli paired with a high-waist lehenga skirt and double dupattas:

 

 

Image Source – Mohit Jarua Photography

 

5. A plain lehenga skirt with a broad embroidered border paired with an embellished blouse:

 

Image Source – Coolbluez Photography

 

6. Heavily embellished lehenga and choli with 3/4th sleeves paired with a sheer dupatta:

 

 

7. Ball gown lehenga skirt with floral embroidery paired with a simple blouse and sheer dupatta:

 

 

8. A low waist lehenga skirt with the entire baraat procession embroidered on it, paired with an embellished choli while the dupatta is draped with a belt:

 

 

9. Dipaa Khosla’s Gulkand Burgundy Sabyasachi lehenga:

 

 

Image Source – Diipa Khosla

 

10. Sonam Kapoor’s all red Anuradha Vakil bridal lehenga: *the list would be totally incomplete without it*

 

 

So, which one would you pick for your wedding?