Romantic & Whimsical Indian Wedding Styled Shoot

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We are thrilled to feature a styled shoot full of gorgeous florals, ruffles, ribbons and a pop of color. Aura Marzouk Photography, Infinite Bliss Events, plus a team of super creative vendors from North Carolina collaborated to create a romantic + whimsical Indian bridal photo shoot. I absolutely adore how Beauty By Bryn Makeup Artistry, and Avanti Salon And Spa made the models look like they just stepped out of a dreamy Bollywood movie.The model’s hair, swept to the side, falls into long rolling curls and looks stunning. The winged eye liner definitely adds the glamor factor! The delicate mehendi pattern by Monique Delatour Henna Design is very elegant, and complements the model’s complete ensemble.

The pink, purple, and turquoise decor by Designs North Florist, and the outdoors lounge seating set up by Happy Rentz would make for a perfect engagement party, mehendi, sangeet or an intimate wedding reception. The wedding cake by Tania’s Mixing Bowl Bakery stands out with its lovely details and bright colors. One of my favorite photos of this styled shoot are those of the stunning stationary by Bridal Flavors. I can’t stop admiring the escort cards, menus, and table numbers, and how the designer has added oomph to the wedding stationary by using crystals (each of which have to be applied by hand!).

Absolutely love how this talented team of vendors put together this beautiful photo shoot. A big thank you to Aura Marzouk Photography for sharing with us!


Photographer:  Aura Marzouk PhotographyHair Stylist:  Avanti Salon And SpaEvent Planner:  Infinite Bliss EventsFloral Designer:  Designs North FloristInvitation Designer:  Bridal FlavorsCake Designer:  Tania’s Mixing Bowl BakeryEquipment Rentals:  Happy RentzMakeup Artist:  Beauty By Bryn Makeup ArtistryHenna:  Monique Delatour Henna Design

Making your wedding invitation shopping enjoyable

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Your wedding invitation is the first impression of your wedding, sort of a teaser of what is to come. While every bride wants her invitation to be perfect and beautiful, there is a lot more that goes into it than just selecting a design.

So, what makes for a perfect wedding invitation? The key to an awesome invitation is choosing the right combination of colors, paper, printing method, font for your selected design that reflects your style. Moreover, it is also important to have the correct wording and follow proper etiquette.

More and more Indian brides are going online to order their wedding invitations. But how does a bride get the personal touch of boutique-style service, while enjoying the convenience of online ordering to create that awesome invitation? Wedding Paper Divas, a stationery haven for brides, provides just that.

What sets Wedding Paper Divas apart is their personalization and preview process. You can use their suggested wording or layout guide, or can create a card entirely from scratch with your choice of font styles, size, colors, paper, and even envelopes. They recently launched their ethnic line of wedding invitations, which has many beautiful designs for Indian brides. The company pride themselves on offering exclusive designs from top designers. Their beautiful ethnic collection is contemporary, with a modern twist to rich traditions.

Wedding Paper Divas’ website has many innovative online tools, which makes ordering wedding invitations a breeze. Their service is wonderful, where the dedicated team of stationery specialists at the company help brides pick out the perfect invitation according to their styles. Wedding Paper Divas offers etiquette advice, design tips, save the date cards, and style inspiration.

Wedding Paper Divas website offers many tutorials to add your personal touch to your invitation. While the invitations are super elegant and beautiful by themselves, brides can partially DIY their invitations by embellishing them.

Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, elegant or dazzling – Wedding Paper Divas has something to offer to every bride, and then some more.

Wedding Invitation Inspiration Contest Winner

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Thank You all for sending your lovely entries for the Marigold Events Wedding Invitation Inspiration Contest. We chose seven finalists (Pragya, Rashmi, Ananta, Jessica, Komal, Ishi, and Lisa) and had our followers vote on Facebook for their favorite invitation inspiration.

After a week of voting, we are so excited to announce the winner – Pragya. Congratulations! With gorgeous gold accents, lovely peacock themed art work, and beautiful font – this invitation was the top pick of the voters.

Pragya has won a beautiful handmade “potli” bag by Belsi’s Collection. A big Thank You to Belsi’s Collection for sponsoring the contest!

Thank you to all our Facebook followers for showing their love and voting in the contest.

Wedding Invitation Inspiration Contest

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This week we are inviting entries from all our wonderful readers in the United States for a Wedding Invitation Inspiration Contest. We truly believe that your wedding invitation is the face of your wedding and sets the bar for what is in store. It is one of the many important details of your wedding.

Contest Prize

We are giving away a beautiful handcrafted Potli Bag by Belsi’s Collection. The Raw Silk/ Satin bag is studded with precious stones and is hand embroidered with sequins and beads. (See Below)

Contest Details

1. Send a picture of your wedding invitation inspiration at with subject “Wedding Invitation Inspiration Contest” from August 13th through August 19th, 2012.

2. We will upload 7 of our favorite invitation photo entries on our facebook page on August 20th, when it opens to our facebook fans for voting.

3. Invitation photo that receives the most number of likes on facebook will be our winner.

4. Only one entry is permitted per contestant.

5. We are currently inviting entries from our readers only in the United States.

6. For more details on the contest fine print, click here.

Important Dates

Submit Photos from: August 12 – 19, 2012
Voting from: August 20 – August 26, 2012
Winner will be announced on: August 27, 2012

*Timings according to Eastern Standard Time (EST)

So what are you waiting for? Put your thinking caps on and submit a photo of your favorite wedding invitation inspiration to enter the contest.

About Belsi’s Collection

Belsi’s Collection is a perfect blend of costume jewelry for your wardrobe. A name that stands synonymous with beautiful, unique, stunning and contemporary design. A brand that lures every woman with its unique contemporary designs.


Featured Celebrity Wedding: Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! We are so excited to feature the wedding of Bollywood’s super charming actress, Esha Deol, and Bharat Takhtani, a Bandra based businessman. Esha tied the knot with her long time boyfriend Bharat on June 29th. Enjoy the inside scoop from the couple’s four day extravaganza including Sangeet, Mehendi, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception.

Wedding Sangeet

Esha and Bharat’s retro themed Sangeet was held on 25th June, at Hotel Lalit Intercontinental in Mumbai. The decor was in red and black, and had the retro touch of the 70s. Glittering disco balls hung down from the ceiling and created a fun ambience. Esha looked stunning in a Rocky S creation: orange and red lengha choli embroidered with real gold zari. To complete the look, Esha wore a heavy polki necklace, with pearl drops paired with matching earrings, tika, beautiful polki layered waistchain (kamarband) with polki bangles. Bharat donned a blue velvet sherwani, designed by Simone Khambatta.

Hema Malini, Mother of the Bride and Bollywood’s “Dream Girl” looked super elegant. Very befittingly, she danced to her all time hit number “Dream Girl”. The lovely bride danced to her hit numbers, “Tauba Tauba” and “Dhoom Macha Le”. Bharat rocked the party, when he danced to the super hit song “Jumma Chumma” and” Maa Da Ladla”. Read more »