10 Jewellery ideas for to-be-grooms which you shouldn’t miss!

From naths to necklaces, from maangtikkas to kadas and from anklets to earrings- a bride has so many pieces of jewellery to accessorize herself and get all dolled-up for her D-day!

 

But, what about the dulha? He deserves to have his share of fun too- get all dressed up, flaunt some dazzling jewellery and make a statement.

 

I’ve handpicked some pictures for all you grooms-to-be to get inspired from and nail a dapper look on you wedding day:

 

1.Iconic Ivory Dulha

 

Image source: Tarun Vishwa

Jewellery by: Sabyasachi Jewelry

 

The groom looks dapper in this beautiful gold kalgi, with a white plume and emerald green dangling pearls. Not to miss his studded multilayer necklaces, adding oomph to his ivory sherwani.

 

2. Nailing the contrast!

 

Image source: Priya Ahuja

 

Sonam Kapoor’s groom, Anand Ahuja, flaunted his subtle, pastel sherwani with strings of simple white pearls as well as some stunning strings of purple beads- making quite a statement with the contrast!

 

3. Gorgeous green jewellery

 

Image source: Priyam Parekh Pictures

 

The bride and groom are both slaying it with their green jewellery. The groom pairs his beige achkan with strings of gold and green beads. A great pick for a not so over-the-top ensemble.

 

4. Keeping it simple

 

Image source: Omega Productions

 

The groom is a major inspiration if you want to ace the rather simple look at your D-day. A royal blue achkan paired with a beaded necklace and religious pendant is a good choice for a sober look.

 

5. Dual coloured beaded jewels

 

Image source: Romesh Dhamija Productions

 

Multi layered strings of maroon and gold beads definitely manage to stand out against this cream and gold subtle sherwani.

 

6. Royal look!

 

Image source: Raghavendra Rathore

 

A rather uncontemporary pick for a stylish groom! Pearls complemented with gold details and a dramatic green and gold kalgi against a baby pink turban. We are loving this entire look!!

 

7. Dramatic peacock kalgi!

Image source:Tarun Vishwa

Jewellery by: Sabyasachi Jewelry

 

This green and gold studded kalgi on the maroon turban is absolutely drool-worthy!

8. Pretty Pastels

 

Image source: Mital Patel Photography

 

Pink studded kalgi with a multicoloured turban goes well with the blue sherwani!

 

9. Gorgeous in Green!

 

Image source: Gautam Khullar Photography

Outfit by: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

 

This couple is setting the bar rather high, twinning in different shades of green! The groom has adorned a beautiful gold and green studded haar and we are swooning over his look!

 

10. An offbeat pick

 

Image source: Shades

 

Ditching the regular, run-of-the-mill jewels that most grooms adorn, this groom has chosen a vintage accessory to complete his ensemble.

 

How are you planning to accessorize your ensemble?

Top wedding venues in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune for a modern wedding!

An extravagantly lavish wedding should happen in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. Pune is that marvelous city which is the monarch of romance. Apart from being famously known as the Cultural hub of Maharashtra the face of the city is Deccan Gymkhana, which is an area in the center of Pune city. If you are that couple who likes adventures, travel and is passionate about holding a grand celebration then these top wedding venues in Deccan Gymkhana will give you a celebrity affair.

Read below to know about the most stunning wedding venues in Deccan Gymkhana.

JW Marriott – Pune, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

JW Marriott – Pune, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune needs no introduction because it is one of the most luxurious 5-star wedding hotels where your perfect wedding and reception ceremonies glam up. It is located near and has a Grand Ballroom which is a party area where you take your vibrant crowd in grand numbers and celebrate your pleasant occasions. The wedding caterers of this venue provide heart melting and fancy global cuisines. If you have been wanting your hot favorite vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines then the accomplished set of culinary chefs will yield you the same. The decor provided by the venue is so popular that all your wedding guests would be staring at your star-studded bridal entry. You can also get your own set of professional wedding decorators if you want a quirky alternative. Celebrate your much awaited moments here where the spirit of marriages come true.

Where? JW Marriott Hotel Pune Senapati Bapat Road Pune, 411053 India

Deccan Rendezvous, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Walk down the aisle with your beautiful life partner at Deccan Rendezvous, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune where you can conduct wedding and reception ceremonies. It is located near Fergusson College. You will definitely have butterflies in your stomach as this venue provides you with outstandingly brilliant food in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. It offers refreshing wedding decorations. To make you feel mystical about it. You can also get your set of professional wedding decorators who will refresh the wedding venue in a lavish manner. The wedding banquet halls in Deccan Gymkhana have an Indian beauty which will make you feel connected to the roots. Celebrate your superb events here.

Where?1202/3, Apte Road, Near Santosh Bakery, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

The E-Square Hotel, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

If you want to have an amazing bash in terms of  wedding and reception ceremonies then it has to be at The E-Square Hotel, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. Everyone would be in total awe as you conduct your magical ceremonies over here. It is located near Pune Junction. Raise the toast to your new life at E-Square Poolside where you can have your soothing functions.The decor provided by the venue is beautiful in nature and appeal. You will be mesmerized to see the freshness added to the decor. You can also get your professional set of wedding decorators who will give you heart-satisfying ideas. Create the best rendezvous of your occasions here.

Where? E- Square Leisure PVT LTD, Level 5, 132 A, University Road, Pune – 411016

Clarks Inn Tarawade, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

If you want a regal wedding to happen then it should be at Clarks Inn Tarawade, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune where you can host your captivating wedding and reception ceremonies. It is located near Kamala Nehru Park. If you want to have some mouth-watering cuisines then the venue will provide you with the same in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu. The stunning decor provided by the venue is beautiful beyond words making it the prettiest marriage halls in Deccan Pune. The banquet halls are impeccable and beautiful in appeal. It will make the cascade of your events luxurious. So, plan your best occasions here!

Where?Tarawade Clarks Inn Shirole Road, Off J.M. Road, Shivaji Nagar Pune – 411004

G L Apte Sabhagruha, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

If you want to host a beautiful wedding then let it happen at G L Apte Sabhagruha, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune where every wedding and reception ceremony becomes a splendid affair. It is located near Fergusson College. It has one of the best wedding caterers of the venue who will satiate your taste buds. You will get a mixed platter of all the cuisines. Get an exquisite wedding decor by the wedding decorators of the banquet hall. Be ready to have some eye catching photos. The rich banquet hall is finely designed with outstanding interiors, leaving you in a musical trance.Celebrate your beautiful occasions here.

Where? Apte Rd, Opp. Shruti Mangal, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

All your wedding ceremony will be memorable and will give you all the glory and fame at the heartthrob of Punekars – Deccan Gymkhana.

5 Indians who’ve proved that love conquers all!

 

Love is a fickle thing, they say. While in all honesty, it is simple and beautiful. You just have to let love be and see how it unravels its divine self. The LGBTQ community  has been vocal about the above stated facts for ages now. We celebrate weddings all year round, and it is time for us to highlight all those stories that deserve attention! This blog is all about those 5 Indians who looked beyond petty factors and got married to the love of their life!

 

1. Monica x Albertine

 

 

Image source:  Hardy Klahold Photography

 

Monica and Albertine were the first same sex couple to be featured on our website. These two lovebirds met via the dating site OKCupid.com. Albertine spoke so much during their first date that she was convinced Monica doesn’t like her. But when they left the restaurant, Monica kissed and asked her out for a second date. Soon they were hiking, camping and doing everything together.

Monica asked for Albertine’s hand when they went on a camping trip together. Their poor friend had to carry champagne on his back all the way! Their wedding showed us an amalgamation of two cultures and was truly beautiful.  

 

2. Salaphaty x John

 

 

 

Salaphaty and John met each other on an online group for Hindu gay individuals. Salaphaty used to reside in Melbourne while John lives in the USA. They knew they had to meet and made India their middle ground due to their shared believe in Hinduism. Amidst all that planning, these two cuties fell in love. Salaphaty proposed to John in Ohio and they got engaged in a temple in a traditional South Indian ceremony.

 

3. Ishan x Surya

 

 

Ishan and Surya make for an incredible couple mainly because of  their unique story. Ishan and Surya are the first legal trans couple to get married in the country! They both are a part of the Transgender Justice Board and went for sex change operations a few years prior to their wedding. Their wedding was attended by their family and friends from the community. Kudos to Ishan and Surya, who overcame their fears and proved the society wrong!

 

4. Hrishi x Vinh

 

 

On a sweltering June morning, a few hours away from Mumbai, two men very much in love were being smeared with haldi to mark their wedding festivities. Hrishi and Vinh formally got married in December but held a reception for Hrishi’s family in June. Hrishi’s parents were hesitant at first but later threw a pompous reception for their son and his partner!

 

5. Kalavati x Miriam

 

 

Kalavati and Miriam made history by being the first interfaith lesbian marriage in UK. They got married nearly 20 years after they fell in love. Kalavati said, “Once I told my friends and family a few years ago, they were very warm, welcoming and embracing to Miriam, which is very important.

Both of them wore red and white sarees on their special day with garlands around their necks. Have to say, even after 20 years, they look giddy in love!

 

These couples are proof that love triumphs all!

10 Times Hina Khan gave us major bridesmaids goals!

We girls have to be on the lookout for bridesmaids dresses options all the year long. After all, there’s a roka brunch happening, a henna sundowner invite in the mailbox, cousin’s engagement coming up or a bestie deciding to get hitched.

 

With all of these weddings and pre-wedding ceremonies to attend to, a girl’s shopping just doesn’t end. To help you with your ‘what to wear to a wedding’ option, here’s me bringing you inspiration from none other than Hina Khan. This Bollywood star always has her fashion game on point and recently has been giving me some major bridesmaids goals.

 

Curious what I am talking about? Scroll down to know more:

 

1. A halter neck kurta with a mid-slit paired with a flowy lehenga skirt and dupatta :

 

 

 

2. High pleated lehenga skirt paired with an one shoulder choli :

 

 

3. A low-waist mermaid style lehenga skirt paired with an off-shoulder choli :

 

 

4. A wrap skirt paired with a bustier and embellished jacket:

 

 

5. A high waist skirt with sheer silhouette paired with a velvet off-shoulder blouse:

 

 

 

7. A high-waist lehenga skirt paired with a halter-neck blouse with criss-cross pattern:

 

8. High-neck blouse with full sleeve choli paired with high-waist lehenga skirt :

 

 

Well well, which one would you pick for your bestie’s wedding?

9 summer colours that make for a beautiful summer colour palette!

 

The season of juicy mangoes, ice creams and pretty pastels is finally here! While you prepare yourself to bask in the warmth (or scorching heat) of the sun, have a look at these summer colours that will definitely peep through the sun rays this wedding season!

 

The Blues’

 

Floral prints become a rage as soon as summer arrives. Katrina Kaif wore this pretty floral lehenga at Aakash Ambani’s wedding and we couldn’t love this colour more!

 

 

Another diva wore a blue lehenga to the Ambani wedding but she went for an ice blue lehenga instead of a deeper shade. This colour instantly takes me back to cooler shades of hill stations that we used to visit during the summers!

 

 

Anita Dongre’s SS’19 collection includes this gorgeous powder blue lehenga with accents of baby pink.

 

Image source: Anita Dongre

 

The Yellows

 

It’s the yellow that Ruskin Bond uses to describe his grandmother’s backyard in Dehradun. Pretty pretty!

 

 

As ripe as alphonso mangoes!

 

Image source: You by Poonam Kotecha

 

The Pinks

 

Summers mein baby pink floral lehenga to banta hai, boss!

 

Image source: Studio Kelly Photography

 

Tilting towards the darker side (pun intended) this shade of pink is an ideal summer colour!

 

Image source: Abhinav Mishra

 

Scarlet

 

Shying away from blood reds, we select scarlet for this summer season!

 

Image source: Malvika Periwal Photography

 

Them Nudes

 

Throw your dirty mind out of the gutter! This gorgeous nude shade will remain a hit throughout the seasons!

 

Image source: Abhinav Mishra

 

Lavender

 

This shade of lavender is unique and definitely deserves a consideration from all brides!

 

Image source: Malvika Periwal Photography

 

Minty Green

 

Minty green for the swish of breeze that we all need!

 

Image source: Abhinav Mishra

 

Grey

 

A lighter of steel shade to soothe all the sunburns!

 

Image source: Candid Wedding Story

 

Coral

 

Pantone of the colour Living Coral had to make an appearance in this list!

 

 

The summer colour palette looks lovely, doesn’t it?

This old but young-at-heart couple proved that ‘love knows no age’ with their rocking dance performances at weddings!

They say, “the most romantic story isn’t Romeo and Juliet, but it’s Grandma and Grandpa who grew old together!” I totally second that. I mean, what can be better than having a companion in life who can you laugh with, share your pain & thoughts with, be your comfortable self with and grow old with!?

 

Well, I came across one such couple who seem to have danced their way in life with each other! Their dance moves, their chemistry, the way they sync together just makes your heart fill with joy.

Scroll down to know see their dance performances:


 




 


 

 

Well well, here’s wishing we keep seeing more of their dances and that they keep lightening up our screens like this!


10 Floral Braid Hairstyles that will be a head turner on your wedding day!

A lot of brides have been opting for voluminous floral braids and here’s saying I’ve totally fallen in love with them. From braids adorned with gajras to the minimal ones with baby’s wreath in them, they are just stunning.  With the onset of summer wedding season, here’s your’s truly telling you, it’ll be the hottest trend soon.

 

Brides take note of these 10 dreamy floral braid #hairspiration ideas for making your wedding and pre-wedding hairdo, look right of a Pinterest board:

 

1. Fishtail braid adorned with gajras :

 

Image Source – Ritika Kadam

 

2. Garden braid decorated with a statement flower and baby’s wreath:

 

 

3. The one with minimal floral accessories set with the bow on the top stealing the show:

 

 

4. A voluminous braid adorned with floral accessories:

 

 

5. Disney-bubble braid adorned with gajras :

 

Image Source – Aanal Salvia

 

6. A fishtail braid with the rose bun adorned with baby’s wreath all the way:

 

 

7. Three different fishtail braids tied into one :

 

 

8. Another example of multiple fishtail braids, braided into a single braid with a greek style floral crown:

 

 

9. A fishtail braid adorned with multiple mini-floral accesories :

 

 

10. A disney braid adorned with a floral accesory set :

 

 

So, which one are you planning to get done for your wedding or pre-wedding ceremony ?

Introducing WEDDINGZ VENUES! Your tiresome search for the perfect wedding venue ends here!

If you just got engaged you’d know that the first and foremost task in the wedding planning checklist is to book your wedding venue. Selecting the right venue is not only the most important part but also the most difficult! With so many options available, it gets really difficult to find the perfect fit for you – a venue that you like, fits your budget and also gives you the assurance of great service and no hassles during your wedding events.

 

To make your wedding venue search way easier, let me introduce you to Weddingz Venues.

 

 

A range of venues of all kinds & types which fall under Weddingz.in.

These Venue ensure the following-

 

1) Guarantee of a Great Event

 

Image Source: Priyanca Rao Photography

 

Weddingz.in has a dedicated manager at each and every venue of theirs who ensure and deliver the event as per your expectations and desires. All the commitments are well documented and approved by the customer. There are strong checks both pre event and during the event, leaving no space for disappointments!

 

2) One Stop Shop

 

 

Once you’ve booked a venue with Weddingz, they help you with everything you require for the wedding. Weddingz has an army of curated & trusted vendors – from videographers, makeup artists, photographers, mehndi artists to entertainers, they’ve got it all!

 

3) 100% Transparency

 

 

There are no hidden costs in the venue booking. Each and every cent and service is documented! So you don’t have to worry about any additional unexpected costs towards the end of your event!

 

There are 700+ Weddingz Venues in 30 cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur, Jaipur, Lucknow and many more!

 

Take a glimpse into a few of the Weddingz Venues –

 

Venue – Golden Tulip Suites, Gurgaon

 

Venue – Calista Resort, Kapashera, Delhi

 

Venue – The Retreat Hotel & Convention Centre, Malad, Mumbai

 

Venue – Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu, Mumbai

 

Looks like I have shown you an offer that you cannot refuse!

Cover image: Going Bananas Photography

Top 5 banquet halls in Lakdikapul, Hyderabad for a stunning wedding!

The city of Nizams – Hyderabad has a rich History of the Nizams. If you are looking for an upper class comfort based wedding then head to these top 5 banquet halls in Lakdikapul that are the best option for you. All the joyous wedding ceremonies will have a great style statement in this city that is famous for the lovely cuisines and rich history, food and its multilingual culture.


Maruti Gardens, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad
A dramatic wedding hub is Maruti Gardens, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad where a dream wedding becomes a reality. Located near Hyderabad Railway Station, it is one of the top 5 banquet halls in Lakdikapul. If you want some popular cuisines then the chefs of Maruti Garden are here to satisfy your taste buds. You can get an inspirational wedding decor suiting your fancy or let the wedding decorators of the venue make it unique for you. One can host their top notch marriage events at Maruti Gardens, which is one of the best party halls in Lakdikapul and the place where multicoloured events come true. Book the venue now for hosting events that are eye-grabbing.

Where? 11-4-669/1, Ground Floor, Lakdi Ka Pool-Khairatabad, Beside Hanuman Temple, Nilofur Hospital Road, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004


Best Western Ashoka, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad
A refreshing and an unconventional wedding best decks up at Best Western Ashoka, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad. One can also celebrate a wedding that is simple yet contemporary and serve dishes that are delectable in both veg and non-veg cuisines. The venue is one of the best banquet halls in Lakdikapul where fancy wedding ceremonies come true. The decor by the venue will complement your wedding photos or else you can also allow the professional wedding decorators hired by you, to make the venue look fabulous. Celebrate your memorable occasions here and make it a lavish affair.

Where? 6-1-70, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004


Abode Hotel, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad
All the superb weddings are destined to happen at Abode Hotel, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad as the ceremonies here are held with total precision. It is located near Lakdikapul Railway Station and adds to the convenience of outstation guests. Everyone loves good food at weddings and the chefs here offer the best of cuisines. One can make their precious wedding moments totally cherishable at Abode Hotel, one of the best wedding venues in Lakdikapul. The decor by the venue provides a fusion of modern and contemporary and is just breathtakingly pretty. Celebrate your glorified moments here and re-live again and again!

Where? 6-2-1082, Lakdikapul Rd, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, Telang,,ana 500004, India


Hotel Rukmini Riviera, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad
If you want an exquisite wedding to be memorable then it can be weaved at Hotel Rukmini Riviera, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad. You are going to be delighted and have a satisfying cullinary experience as the venue serves the best of traditional and modern cuisines. If you are looking up for a fancy decor then Hotel Rukmini Riviera, one of the most popular wedding hotels in Lakdikapul will give you an enchanting wedding setup. You can also get your professional team of wedding decorators and make it a gala affair. Celebrate your enchanting wedding celebrations here, where high spirited weddings come true.

Where? Dwaraka Complex, Lakdikapul Road, Near Telephone Bhavan, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004


Hotel Shree Venkateshwara, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad
If you want to have a phenomenal wedding then it can be outstandingly done at Hotel Shree Venkateshwara, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad. If you want to witness good vibes then food is what will give it to you because the venue serves resplendent cuisine. If you want a rustic decor then Hotel Shree Venkateshwara, one of the classic wedding banquet halls in Lakdikapul has wedding decorators that will give you moments wrapped with the bright hues of personalised decor.

Where? Hotel Shree Venkateshwara, 6-1-74, Lakadikapul, Hyderabad, 500028

These top 5 banquet halls in Lakdikapul are surely going to ease your wedding planning and make it a night to remember!.

Bridesmaids! Here’s the answer to the age-old question “What do I wear to my friend’s wedding?!”

 

Bridesmaids, bridesmaids, I hear yaa! I get it. We are always riddled with the question “What will I wear at my bestie’s wedding?!” Before you spiral into a crisis, I found a solution! One fine evening I walked past this quaint shop with fairy lights and pretty fabrics. I had to step in! It felt like I’ve stepped into a lehenga wonderland! This wonderland is named Doree and has some of the most beautiful lehengas ever! And you know what is the best part? They understand us! They understand that we need lightweight yet chic lehengas to shine at every function! Let me walk you through their spring summer 19 collection called Sheer Grace!

 

1. This mauve pink sequin-ed lehenga comes with a frilled hem and is complemented by a matching frill broad strap blouse along with a gorgeous tulle frill dupatta.

 

 

2. This teal green layered lehenga with an embroidered blouse and net dupatta is a masterpiece!

 

 

3. Lovely dust brown handkerchief lehenga with sequins giving it an uplift!

 

 

4. An ivory foil motifs blouse paired with mustard yellow foil motifs two layered lehenga is perfect for the haldi ceremony.

 

 

5. The unicorns of the fluffy clouds inspired the designer to make this lehenga. The shimmer net lehenga skirt made to match its blouse, is accentuated by a frill candy pink net dupatta. A great outfit for sangeet night, don’t you think?

 

 

6. Coral raw silk blouse paired with matching skirt. The entire outfit is hand embroidered with mirror and thread work.

 

 

7. Black raw silk blouse paired with matching sequins embroidered lehenga for all those women who don’t shy away from bold colours!

 

 

8. This ivory lehenga accented by thread fringes and net blouse embroidered heavily with gold sequins and threads makes for a dreamy traditional ensemble.

 

 

9. The charm of tulle and the calming tone of soft peach make this lehenga extremely alluring!

 

 

10. Blue embroidered raw silk crop top paired with an orange tulle lehenga. The frill and floral border uplifts the elegant silhouette.

 

 

11. A tube top with noodle straps and a net frill dupatta paired with a layered lehenga, this Doree ensemble is ideal for a wedding celebration.

 

 

12. A subtle pink raw silk blouse with an embellished lehenga that defines elegance and classy!

 

 

13. A heavily embroidered peach crop top paired with matching sequins embroidered lehenga.

 

 

14. Shimmy outfits for the bridesmaids who want to be subtle yet make a statement!

 

 

15. This dreamy lehenga exudes elegance through its minimalistic colour and craft.

 

 

I wish I had gone to Doree before my sister’s wedding!