10 healthy snacks for brides-to-be ensuring you fit into that lehenga!

 

IMAGINE THIS!

You are all set to tie the knot soon. You are super excited. Your lehenga is all ready and stitched. You are working, you are stressed, you are getting the pre-wedding jitters, you have shopping to do, you have packing to do and you have to tolerate your own mood swings. Sounds relatable?

 

At this busy and stressful time, the first thing you want to reach out for is comfort food- pizza, burgers, waffles, shakes, momos and the like. But, you cannot, as you have to fit into your lehenga.

Amidst this dilemma all you need is some healthy snacking options which are easy-to-make, hassle-free, low in calories and provide you with the necessary energy.

 

We’ve prepared a list of items for you to choose from during this crunch time which are healthy and won’t make you feel guilty:

 

1.Fresh fruits

 

 

A house full of fibre, potassium, vitamin-C and nutrients!

You can opt for these as a snack during the day or for breakfast.

TIP: Add chaat masala, salt and pepper to make a fruit chaat.

 

Approx calorie count:

1 banana- 89 calories

1 apple- 52 calories

1 orange- 47 calories

1 pear- 57 calories

1 guava- 68 calories

 

2. Chickpeas salad

 

 

This healthy snack has vitamin-C, vitamin B-6, potassium, fibre and helps maintaining cholesterol and it is yummmmmy!

What more do you want?

TIP: Preferably garnish it with a bit of lemon for better taste.

 

Approx calorie count: 1 cup of chickpeas has 60 calories

 

3. Steamed idli

 

 

You have time on your hand, but you don’t have a healthy, nourishing and sumptuous meal in mind. Choose steamed idlis. They have calcium, potassium and folate.

TIP: Preferably choose sambhar over chutney as it has less calories.

 

Approx calorie count: 1 idli has 39 calories.

 

4. Buttermilk / Chaas

 

 

Sometimes you keep wondering what drink can you have which is refreshing, cooling, tasty and healthy. Asking for too much?

NO!

Opt for a glass of chilled chaas. It is high on macronutrients, calcium, vitamins and good for the digestive system.

TIP: Preferably have it chilled.

 

Approx calorie count: 1 glass has 99 calories

 

5. Murmura Chivda

 

 

This mixture of puffed rice is high in carbohydrates, fiber and helps boost metabolism.

TIP: Add some curry leaves, mustard seeds and peanuts for better taste.

 

Approx calorie count: 1 average-sized cup has 113 calories

 

6. Paneer Tikka

 

 

An easy to make, healthy meal option which is super-high on protein.

TIP: Grill some tomatoes, onions and capsicum to have a barbeque feel and up the taste game!

 

Approx calorie count: 6 average-sized pieces have a total of 272 calories

 

7. Popcorn

 

 

Rich in antioxidants and fiber, this a midday snack if you want to remain fit and fit into your lehenga.

TIP: Enjoy the popcorn bit by bit, or the bowl will be over before you know it!

 

Approx calorie count: 375 calories per 100gms

 

8. Egg white omelette

 

 

This light and fluffy meal is filling and has zero carbohydrates or sugar, making it a perfect meal option. Try using as less butter/ oil as possible (best if you have without it).

TIP: Have it with some tomato ketchup for better taste.

 

Approx calorie count: A 3 egg omelette will have 216 calories

 

9. Makhana / Fox nuts

 

 

Looking out for something that you can snack on without any prep?

Your solution is Makhanas or phool makhanas!

These are high on fibre, have good carbs and are full of nutrients.

TIP: You can roast them lightly for better taste and crunch.

 

Approx calorie count: 180 calories per 50 gms serving

 

10. Grilled chicken

 

 

If you don’t want to be too harsh on yourself, indulge in grilled chicken- a great combo of super healthy+soooo delicious!

TIP: Coat it with some spice rub to bring some tingle onto your tastebuds.

 

Approx calorie count: 226 calories per 100gms

 

Which snack would you like to try out first?

10 Retro Songs for a sangeet performance that people will never forget!

Do your parents rave about the songs they grew up listening to? D0 they constantly remind you that the hindi songs that you listen to now are complete trash? Well, I am here to tell you that they are absolutely right! Old Hindi songs are pure gold (come fight me!) Nobody can beat Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, R.D Burman, Mukesh, Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri and many more when it comes to creating soulful music that hits the right note even today!

You know what everyone loves? A retro themed sangeet! So why don’t you dance on some, if not all, old bollywood songs that will never go out of style?

 

1. Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Ji- Is it the right time to ask this question tho?

 



2. Meri Soni, Meri Tamanna- Apologizing beforehand for all those mistakes that you are going to make as a husband!



3. Ek Chatur Naar- Isn’t love all about heaps of praises?

 



4. Gore Rang Pe- Subtly asking her to keep it in check!

 



5. Aajkal Tere Mere- Charche hone ke wajah se toh shaadi ho rahi hai 😛

 



6. Kajra Mohabbat Wala- finally one song where both the parties declare their love without any chasing!


 

7. Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra- Go make Rafi proud with this one!



8. Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai- If you listen to this song properly, you’ll realise this song perfectly describes a marriage in a comic sense!


 

9. Bachke Rehna re Baba- ahem.. Married friends of the couple can dance on this song to advice them against marriage!

 


 


10. Mere Sapno ki Rani- Abh toh chali aa..ooo!

 


 


These evergreen songs definitely deserve a spot on your sangeet playlist!

12 gorgeous brides who reinforced our love for veils with lehengas!

Veil=Traditional?

Not necessarily!

 

We are here to bust this big time myth that ‘a bride cannot pull of a contemporary, modern lehenga with a veil’.

An Indian bride looks nothing short of stunning and graceful with a beautiful veil paired with her lehenga.

 

Here are some handpicked pictures for you to drop your apprehensions about flaunting one on your D-Day:

 

1. Triangular veil

 

 

Shriya Bhupal, the founder and designer of Shriya Som, flaunted this beautiful and uncommon, customized triangular veil last year on her wedding, which was styled by Tarun Tahiliani himself.

 

Click here to view some breathtaking and stunning pictures of Shriya Bhupal on her wedding!

 

2.Peach and poised

 

Image source: Amrit photography

 

We are blushing over this entire look and we just cannot seem to stop!

Okay! Okay!

After taking a deep breath we can finally resume talking about the veil. This beauuuuutiful peach veil is major goals!

 

3. Pretty, pretty pink

 

Image source: Safar Saga Films

 

This pink veil has a rather ethnic and traditional gold embroidery on it, which makes it stand out.

We are loving this contemporary veil with am authentic twist!

 

4. Dolled up in pink

 

Image source: Karan Sidhu photography

 

This light pink sheer veil with gold and dark pink embroidery compliments the bride’s lehenga and groom’s turban.

 

5. Basic, yet beautiful!

 

Image source: amourweddingfilms

 

This light peach, net veil with floral, sequins embroidery is a good option if you want to flaunt a simple and chic look!

 

6. Slaying it!

 

Image source: Gautam Khullar photography

 

This apricot veil is spectacular and has undoubtedly won us over!

 

7. ‘Rust’ic

 

Image source: Amrit photography

 

This gorgeous bride pulls off this rust coloured veil silver with utmost ease! The veil is simple in contrast to the heavy lehenga.

 

8. Mint’y magic

 

Image source: Pinterest

This bride flaunts her mint coloured lehenga perfectly with a light mint, sheer and basic veil.

 

9. Ravishing Royal blue

 

Image source: Wedding Nama

 

Ditching the conventional reds, maroons and pinks, this bride has opted for a nice royal blue veil with floral patterns and gold embroidery.

 

10. Blush, blush!

 

Image source: Maharani weddings

 

Subtle, sheer and simple!

 

11. Oomph with ocre

 

Image source: Harleen Deol photography

 

This ocre, subtle veil with a ‘chamki’ gold border paired with delicate pearl jewellery is a stunning combination that you might want to consider!

 

12. Ace the grace

 

Image source: Gautam Khullar photography

 

This bride is acing her entry, by graceful and effortlessly holding onto her sheer red veil with an elegant gold border.

 

Which veil have you fallen for?

These 2 Bollywood songs are already a hit at 2019 Sangeet Functions!

Kartik Aryan’s previous movie that revolved around weddings was not only a blockbuster, but also shot up through billboard charts. The songs of this movie quickly gained popularity and before you know, they had joined the ‘Songs that’ll Play at Every Wedding’ Club. It looks like his next movie titled Luka Chuppi is already making headlines! The concept is quite refreshing and so are its songs! I bet the new songs are going to be added to the above mentioned club!

 

The lyrics are a little wary..but Coca Cola Tu’s beats are very catchy and make for a perfect sangeet song! In fact Alia Bhatt and her squad have already danced on this one for their BFF’s sangeet!

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Another remake of a 90’s hit, Poster Lagwa Do is so energetic that it will make you want to dance in a crowded train!


 


Do send us your videos when you prepare for these dances!

The perfect wedding destinations for the couples that are obsessed with nature-apart from Udaipur & Jodhpur!

 

We are on a “Break the Cliches” train since quite some time now and the next stop on the list is Destination Wedding Land. Yes, yes we love destination weddings, but have you ever thought of places other than Udaipur and Jodhpur? How about a destination wedding that takes place in abundance of nature? Imagine a quaint place away from the city’s hustle and bustle..a place that fills you up with joy every minute that you are there! We narrowed down 6 such places in India that are great for an outdoor destination wedding in the laps of nature!

 

1. Grape County, Nashik

 

 

Image source: The Wedding Salad

 

One word- WINE! Grape County is a beautiful vineyard and eco farm  in Nashik. This serene place is great for a destination wedding when near and dear ones are involved. If you get tired, you can always drown yourself into some wine! It is at an arm’s distance after all!

 

2. The Lake Forest Hotel, Naukuchiatal

 

 

Image source: Colorblind Productions

 

If you love lakes and trees like I do, you have to take a look at The Lake Forest Resort in Naukuchiatal. Naukuchiatal is beautiful as it is, add this resort and you’ve got yourself a stunning wedding location!

 

3. Riverview Retreat, Jim Corbett

 

Image source: Going Bananas Photography

 

Brooks, clear skies, trees and a nature high perfectly describes The Riverview retreat in Jim Corbett. Comfortably nestled in the arms of the national park, this venue will never disappoint you!

 

4. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala

 

Image source: Sephi Bergerson Photography

 

The Kumarakom Lake Resort is famous for the abundant lush green and stunning backwaters. Who will say no to such a beautiful place! It is a sinful luxury that you can’t refuse!

 

5. J.W. Marriott, Mussoorie

 

 

Image source: The Photo Diary

 

Thanks to Ruskin Bond we all are well versed with the quaint coffee shops and hills of Mussoorie. J.W. Marriott Walnut Grove in Mussoorie is the perfect mix of luxury and nature. It is a great place for you to hold your destination wedding, I guarantee you that!

 

6. Orange County, Coorg  

 

 

Image source: The Creative Lens

 

Coorg, the coffee cup of India is one of the most laid back places in the country. The Orange County or Evolve Resort has a charm of its own! Tropical forests and thick aroma of coffee will envelope you the minute you step in!

 

Beautiful places for destination weddings, aren’t they?

Girls, slay your bridesmaid look a la Sonakshi Sinha style!

Sonakshi Sinha was spotted gracing the cover of Bridal Asia Magazine in a stunning ivory Rahul Mishra outfit and I am totally drooling over it. The outfit is legit shaadi wear goals and if you are planning to attend a wedding in the near future, be it your sister’s or your BFF’s, then you’ve GOT to check it out!

 

The Dabang girl is spotted in a lot more off-beat and traditional outfits with minimal and statement jewelry and you are bound to fall in love with her. Scroll down to know more:

 

 

1. Dusty Pink love :

 

 

2. Vibrant in yellow :

 

 

Designer – Anushree Reddy

 

 

3. The intricate ivory :

 

 

 

Designer –  Rahul Mishra

 

 

4. Royal in blue :

 

 

Designer – Abhinav Mishra

 

 

5. A vision in white :

 

 

 

Designer – Monika Nidhi

 

 

6. Jazzy in Purple – ish Pink :

 

 

Designer – Akansha Gajria

 

So, which one would you pick to wear personally?

This designer bride not only self-designed her own mehndi lehenga, but her bridesmaids outfits too and they are all STUNNING!

What happens when a designer herself gets married? You get to see some seriously stunning outfits on display with lots of inspiration. And that’s exactly what happened when the lead designer of Label Anushree tied the knot. Her mehendi pictures are out and we are totally drooling over them!

 

She not only self designed her mehendi lehenga, but also designed the outfits for all her bridesmaids. Yes, you read that right. Now isn’t that the kind of bride, all bridesmaids would love to have? I know I do.

 

Scroll down to see all the outfit details :

 

 

She chose to wear a printed pink lehenga choli and paired it with a yellow dupatta.

 

 

She opted for a flawless base with a deep pink on her lips.

 

 

With her hubby-to-be :

 

 

 

One with the bridesmaids :

 

 

Totes in love with the vibrant mehendi decor with that genda phool ceiling decor :

 

 

What are you planning to wear for your mehendi?

When Manish Malhotra himself styles a bride, she’s GOT to look this stunning!

I remember passing by Manish Malhotra’s flagship store when I was a tiny kid. Big window display of the prettiest bridal couture that I had laid my eyes on! I have dreamed of wearing a Manish Malhotra lehenga ever since! While some brides wear his label, a select few not only wear it, but also get personally styled by him!

 

One such lucky bride got styled by Manish Malhotra himself and he definitely did not disappoint us! She looked ethereal in a baby pink lehenga! You guys have to checkout her floral bun, it is so pretty!

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: Badal Raja Company

 

Isn’t she beautiful? Her entire look is mesmerizing! I wish I get styled like this one day!

10+ Open hairstyles to opt from for your mehendi ceremony!

 

Brides, don’t listen to those who say you need to tie your hair in a bun. Experiment with various hairstyles, yes even open hairstyles before you settle down on one. Your hairstylist will be more than happy to comply so don’t worry about that! While I love myself some buns (pun intended), I also love the brides who opt for an open hairstyle! Take a look at these  14 open hairstyles, try a few and then settle down for one!

 

1. A hairstyle inspired by Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

 

Image source: Ritika Kadam Hairstylist

 

2. Beach waves with half crown made of flowers and baby breath!

 

Image source: The Lightsmiths

 

3. Half braids open hairstyle for the bride who wishes to keep it classy!

 

Image source: Doll You Up By S

 

4. Fish braids, purple flowers and beach waves- this hairstyle has got it all!

 

Image source: Ritika Kadam Hairstylist

 

5. Loose curls and baby breath is an evergreen hairstyle!

 

Image source: White Frog Productions

 

6. Bride Diipa Khosla gave her open hairstyle a twist with the gajras!

 

Image source: Zohaib Ali Photography

 

7. This bride opted for an open hairstyle which has a fish braid and curls both!

 

Image source: Ritika Kadam Hairstylist

 

8. Delicate flowers strewn into the hairstyle gives it a pop!

 

Image source: Amanat Gill Makeup Artist

 

9. This bride decided to keep it simple with some beach waves and a half crown of delicate flowers!

 

Image source: Mehak Dawar

 

10. LOOOVE this roses and beach waves hairstyle!

 

Image source: Ritika Kadam Hairstylist

 

11. Jewels are a great idea to highlight the braid!

 

Image source: Pinterest

 

12. This hairstyle has delicate flowers on the braid and not the reverse crown. So cool!

 

Image source: Ritika Kadam Hairstylist

 

13. Side braid open hairstyle for the win!

 

Image source: Ritika Kadam Hairstylist

 

14. Loose beach waves with baby’s breath all over look so pretty!

 

Image source: Pinterest

 

Told yaa, open hairstyle isn’t a bad choice!

10 new-age and unconventional kaleeres that are making us drool!

 

Kaleeres is something that never seems to run of fashion! Every bride loves adorning and flaunting this authentic piece of jewellery on her D-day and why not? It is inarguably a gorgeous accessory and compliments your chudha extremely well.

 

While the traditional kaleeras are rather bulky and gold, new age brides want to experiment with some offbeat, sleek, floral and colourful ones.

 

Here is a list of unconventional kaleeras that didn’t quite make us miss the authentic ones:

 

1.Mix and match

 

Image source: Dipak Studios

 

This bride flaunts her dainty silver kaleeras, with bright purple flowers attached to strings of flowers. This is plain and simple a breath of fresh air!

 

2. Mirror work kaleera

 

Image source: Manish Khatri photography

 

This gold kaleera with mirror work and small red beads, look royal, ethnic and dismisses the run-of-the mill ones.

 

3. Orange pom poms

 

Image source: Studio Finesse

 

Basic and subtle light gold kaleeras with delicate pearls and orange pom poms compliments the shade of the bride’s lehenga beautifully!

 

4. Floral beauty

 

Image source: Recall pictures

 

Yet another bride effortlessly pulls off these delicate kaleeras teamed with both pink and purple flowers.

 

5. Red and Royal

 

Image source: Art capture productions

 

The heavy embroidered lehenga of the bride is complimented with a stunning pair of ethnic chunky kaleeras with red tassels.

 

6. Modern twist

 

Image source: Pinterest

 

The classic kaleeras have been given a modern and contemporary twist and we are simply loving it!

 

7. Glitter and bling

 

Image source: Kirandeep photography

 

If you want to go in for kaleeras that are light, less bulky and full of shimmer and shine, this is the one!

 

8. Going all blue!

 

Image source: Deepika’s Deep clicks

 

This bride ditched contrasts and went in for all blues, including her kaleeras and guess what? We aren’t cribbing, uh-uh! The blue kaleeras with shimmer and sparkle look stunning.

 

9. Green and gold

 

Image source: Morvi images

 

These kaleeras are elegant and graceful. Something that goes perfectly with pastel coloured lehengas. The small green beads add the extra traditional touch.

 

10. Pearlicious

 

Image source: Film My Story

 

If you want to stick to something really simple and chic, go in for something like this. It is minimalistic and compliments light shade lehengas beautifully!

 

Which kaleeras have you chosen to adorn?