Festival of Teej: Monsoon, Mehndi and Mithai

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Indians welcome monsoon with wide-open arms after the scorching heat of summer and there are many festivals celebrating its advent. One such festival that is celebrated is known as Teej: a festival for married ladies and brides-to-be dedicated to the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

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Featured Bengali Wedding Ceremony: Roseate and Samrat

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Today we are featuring a super fun wedding of Rose and Samrat by Katie and Joshua Studios.

Rose, born in Fiji, and Samrat, in Houston, first met on a blind date. Five years later they got married in a traditional Bengali ceremony. The wedding celebrations were a three-day event full of love, laughter, and colorful traditions. Friends and family were a big part of the couple’s wedding.

Rose wore a beautiful sari from Kolkota, and Samrat donned the traditional Bengali Dhoti/ Kurta (outfit) and Topor (headgear). Both bride and the groom had special traditional make up for the ceremony.

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Hand Jewelry for Indian Weddings

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Today we are featuring photos (Courtesy: Simran Jagdev) of different hand jewelry pieces. Get inspired by  gorgeous bangles, kunan pacheli, cocktail rings, and haath phool that adorn these beautiful bridal hands.

Your engagement ring and wedding band have a lot of sentimental value and something you wear forever. However, there are many other kinds of hand jewelry that are considered auspicious and are traditionally worn by Indian brides. According to the Hindu customs, glass bangles have been known to be a sign of marital bliss. With the different variety of bangles and  hand jewelry that is available, brides have many options to choose from. Enjoy!

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Nisha and Jiten: A Magical Journey

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Happy #Wedding Wednesday! Last month we featured the Mehendi, Sangeet, Wedding, and Reception of the lovely couple, Nisha and Jiten. Today we are bringing their Magical Journey in the form of video highlights of their gorgeous wedding, courtesy of Memories in Motion.

Do not miss the exquisite details of this wedding. Some of the Not-to-Miss captured moments are:

  • Nisha’s Palanquin Entry
  • The Elephant Baraat
  • The Playful moments and games played by the Bride and Groom
  • The family rejoicing and emotional moments
  • The beautiful Mandap set in the middle of the pool
  • The stunning decor for all the events
  • The drop dead gorgeous outfits and jewelry
  • The lovely performances by Bollywood Celebrities and Thai Dancers
  • The fireworks grand finale

A huge thank you to Mili Ghosh of Memories in Motion for sharing this Magical Journey for this feature. Enjoy this Magical Journey and Congratulations to Nisha and Jiten!

Featured Wedding: Kaajal and Vinesh

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Today we are featuring destination wedding of Kaajal and Vinesh. Enjoy the beautiful pictures from this wedding by Matt Andrews Photography.

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Kaajal and Vinesh’s wedding was all about family and beautiful Hindu rituals and traditions. The couple was married in an outdoors wedding ceremony at the Indian Temple and Cultural Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

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From haldi to the pheras to the playful wedding games, I am loving the beautiful ceremony details in this wedding. The bride looked absolutely, as she made her grand entrance in a stunning in a red and orange lehenga, and a big traditional “nath” or nose ring. The groom wore a cream sherwani with a maroon stole, and looked very handsome.

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The lawns of the cultural center were completely transformed specifically for this wedding. By transformed, we mean they actually created a pond with an island. In the middle of the island they built a giant gazebo,  with fountains and floating lights. With orange and gold organza drapings,  and florals, the mandap looked absolutely gorgeous. Weather wise, Kaajal and Vinesh’s wedding day turned out to be an amazingly beautiful day.

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