Introducing Marigold Box

by neha
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Dear Readers,

I am thrilled to share my latest venture with you, Marigold Box.

Marigold Box is a bi-monthly subscription, where you will discover and experience India with beautiful handicrafts, inspiring stories, and fun ways to celebrate festivals. The website, where you can purchase the subscription, will be launched in February.

Marigold Box

Experience India with Marigold Box

I am really grateful that I had a chance to work with lovely Indian Brides and awesome wedding vendors around the globe.

I hope, with my new venture, I can bring the experience of Indian culture to your home. I hope to continue to share my love for India, the festivals and beautiful arts with you through Marigold Box.

If you have comments, suggestions, or just want to drop a line, I would love to hear from you. You can email me at You can get 10% off your first box and sign up for the latest updates on our website by submitting your email address. You can also follow Marigold Box on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you!


PS: I would love for you to spread the word and support us :-)

Featured Wedding: Husna + Akbar

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Today we are featuring the pre-wedding ceremony photos from a Pakistani wedding, photographed by Tomoko Photo. The couple, Husna and Akbar, got married in a traditional Pakistani wedding ceremony at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, MA. Husna dressed up in a red zardozi laacha outfit, and Akbar wore a traditional sherwani. We hope you enjoy the gorgeous photos of the couple. 


Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Tomoko Photo, Venue: Oakley Country Club, Catering: Oakley, Country Club, Cake: Konditor Meister, Makeup: Kerri Herlihy, Hair: Lindsay Griffin, Bridal Dress: The House of Kamiar Rokni, Bridal Jewelry: Solitaire Designer Jewelry (Lahore), Flowers: Agora-Whispers of Spring 

Featured Wedding: Ameena + Yaseen

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Today we are featuring a gorgeous Pakistani Wedding, captured by Sonya Lalla Photography

We can’t get over the picturesque Nikkah ceremony of Ameena and Yaseen, which was held outdoors. I love the  red rose pomander accents with the gold chivary chairs. Sometimes, less is more. Ameena looks lovely in her pale gold outfit. The lattice and floral designs of her dark mehendi are beautiful. Yaseen looks very handsome in a white kurta.

For the wedding reception, Ameena chose a stunning zardozi laacha paired with fabulous gold jewelry. In love with bride’s glamorous eye make up and how it is perfectly balanced by a subtle lip color. Yaseen dressed up in a cream sherwani with gold accents and turban. Both Ameena and Yaseen look very happy and radiant.

Hope you enjoy the lovely photos!

Also seen here are outdoor pictures of the couple.


Photographer: Sonya Lalla Photography   (Blog)

Makeup artist: Eiashadow

Hairstylist: Zulfija’s Hair Creations

Wedding dress: Hassan Sheheryar Yasin

Music: Dj Ovais

Venue: Dallas Marriott Las Colinas Hotel

Wedding Designer: Junaid Paracha (Sky House Event)

Featured UK Wedding: Nikki + Amish

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Today we are featuring the beautiful wedding of Nikki + Amish by Deneemotion Boutique Cinematography

The video begins with the groom’s lovely toast at the wedding reception, as he talks about his beautiful bride, Nikki. The bride looks radiant in her gorgeous red outfit, as she is escorted down the aisle by her family. I love how the beautiful traditions and ceremony details have been captured by Deneemotion. One of the highlights from their wedding reception is a starlit dance floor. From the dhols at the Baraat to all the dancing and celebration, there is so much energy in this wedding. 

We love this wedding video by Deneemotion – Hope you do too!


Video: Deneemotion Boutique Cinematography

Venue: Syon Park, London

Wedding Planner: Style Occasions

Photography: Alpesh Rabadia

Fusion Austin Wedding: Iffat + Andrew

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Today we are featuring the beautiful wedding of Iffat and Andrew, photographed by Austin wedding photographer Studio Uma.

Iffat and Andrew created a weekend of fusion wedding celebrations, that was a reflection of their Pakistani and Midwest cultures. The wedding festivities began with a fun Mehendi ceremony, with dholki, and performances by family members. The bright yellows, and greens, adds to the festive mood of the Mehendi celebrations. Iffat is adorned by beautiful floral jewelry, and henna on her hands. 

The wedding day included not one but two official wedding ceremonies, including the Nikkah, which is the traditional Muslim marriage ceremony. Iffat looks gorgeous in a royal blue “Laacha” style lehenga, and Andrew makes for a very handsome groom in a sherwani complete with a turban. I love the vibrant blues, maroons, and gold colors used in the decor for the Nikkah.
The bride and groom kicked off the reception with their grand entrance, dancing to Gangnam Style. The reception features stunning views of the downtown Austin, which are the courtesy of the top floor ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Austin. I adore the reception decor, which features orchids, roses, candles, and beautiful willow branches. 
My favorite photos of the wedding are from the Joota Chupai. At the wedding reception, there was an entertaining and intense negotiation between the bride’s sisters, cousins, and Andrew. The best man stepped up to negotiate on behalf of the outnumbered groom. The wedding celebrations concluded with a bouquet toss, and vidaii. 

Vendor Credits

Photography: Studio Uma
Wedding coordinator: Barbara’s Brides 
Flowers: Bouquets of Austin
Videography: Crescent Video
Ceremony and Reception Music: Stafford Jones
Officiant: Judge Jon Wisser
Linens: Yara with Unique Designs
Venue: Hyatt Regency Austin
Mehndi/Henna: Nipa Desai
Makeup: Skin by Diana
Sofa rental: Furbish Vintage Rentals
Hair stylist: Valerie Frazee