Bride and her girls “just wanna have fun”

by neha
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Today we are featuring a charming bridal photo shoot of Aisha and her bridesmaids. Aisha Khan, the gorgeous bride and creator of Ama Photography, got together for a super fun day with her three beautiful bridesmaids. She asked her most trusted second photographer from Revi Photography to capture the delightful day. The result, super stylish and lively photos of the bride and her girls.

When I asked Aisha about the photo shoot, she exclaimed, “These girls really are my best friends! In addition to sticking with me through thick and thin, as most families do, they are responsible, funny, creative, strong, smart, caring, outgoing, and empowering women. I wanted the shots to reflect our personality as a group. Needless to say, we had lots of fun!”

Aisha wanted the dresses to be elegant and simple. She designed the dresses herself, and got them custom made with her mother-in-law’s help in Pakistan. I love the stylish sage green outfits, and how zardozi embroidery has been used sparingly, albeit tastefully. The very classic kundan jewelry are perfect accessories for this photo shoot. The Heights Villa makes for a wonderful venue and the props look super fun too!

12 ways to keep up with your wedding planning during 12 days of Christmas

by neha
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With holidays around the corner, ‘Tis the season to plan for your wedding. We have put together a list of 12 things to keep up with your wedding planning this Christmas. While you have some downtime, and wedding stress is still low, have some fun with planning your wedding.

  1. Wedding Trousseau Shopping: Be it a trip to India or local vendors, wrap up your shopping for bridal and bridal party outfits, and pick out your jewelry.
  2. Hit those sales: Don’t miss out on those discounts at the after Christmas sales. Some ideas for things to buy are accessories such as purses, and shoes, wedding favors/welcome bags, supplies for DIY wedding projects, and decor items.
  3. Wedding Planning with your fiance and family: Holidays are all about getting together with family. Take advantage of your time off to get together with your fiance and family to chalk out important details of the wedding, such as finalizing the vendors, and guest list.
  4. Plan your Honeymoon: Short list your honeymoon destination options, and start looking for tickets and accommodations.
  5. Hair and Make up Trial: Holidays are a perfect time to try out a new look. If you are considering some hair and make up artists for your wedding day, you may want to schedule some time for trials. Or hit your local make up store for a make over.
  6. Finalize Invitations: Before your invitations hit the press, make sure you have the final content for your invitations ready. Finalize your invitation proof, and check for typos.
  7. Create your wedding registry: Research items to put on your wedding registry. Finalize a list of all the items you want to register for at various stores. Start creating the registry on a website or at the store location you picked.
  8. Wedding Website: Start putting together the details that will go on your wedding website, such as “How we met”, “About the couple”, wedding location and details. Research options and tools you would like to use for creating the website and start building the website.
  9. Pick the music for your wedding: Start creating music playlists for your wedding. Pick out song options for your entrance, First Dance, Cake cutting, Mehendi, and Sangeet.
  10. Start writing your vows: While the stress of wedding planning is low, start brainstorming ideas for your wedding vows.
  11. Have a dry run with an Engagement/Holiday Party: If you have time, plan an engagement or a holiday party to try out some of your wedding vendors.
  12. Brainstorm with the Bridal Party and DIY Projects: Blow off some steam with your bridal party. Whether its shopping or DIY projects, this will be a great time to get together with the girls and get some help with the planning.

Top 5 Reasons to get married in Thailand

by neha
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Today we are featuring a guest blog post on Destination Weddings in Thailand by Kripa Singh, the COO of Élan Events by Nipunika.

Thailand, with its exotic islands, lush forests and cosmopolitan cities sis a leading destination wedding venue. Ten years ago marrying away from home usually meant eloping. The couple would steal away in the middle of the night and tie the knot in a perfunctory venue. Today, the idea has shed its stigma and a growing number of couples are steering the perception away from the traditional formal affair to a fun filled 3 days of celebration at a big fat destination wedding.

Here are Top 5 reasons why you would want to have your wedding in Thailand:

1. Luxury

From an intimate luxury boutique hotel on a secluded island to big contemporary resorts that cater to a large group, you’ll find it here. The abundance of hotel options ensures that there is something for everyone. Surrounded by greenery, overlooking the ocean, facing the river or perched on a cliff, there are several options to choose from.

2. Value for money

While luxury comes at a cost, you get more value for your money in Thailand for the wedding venue, accommodations, food, and transportation. Thailand is known for its hospitality and you can expect impeccable service that is always given at a smile. Thailand definitely makes for a memorable destination for weddings.

3. The ‘X’ Factor

When is the next time you can steal the limelight and be the center of everyone’s attention without feeling guilty? When is the next time you’ll have an opportunity to have everyone you appreciate in your life, at the same place, at the same time? For-go the uptightness of a formal wedding where your mom’s friend’s brother’s uncle is formally congratulating you. Not only you get to share the most memorable day of your life with an intimate group of friends and family, but you also get to enjoy a culturally rich venue.

4. Creating the décor 

While you are already surrounded by pristine beaches on an exotic island, the beauty of your wedding venue is enhanced by the magic of Thai workmanship. The majority of top florists who work around the globe are predominantly from Thailand. With innate creativity and access to a wide array of tropically grown flowers, they are capable of creating a floral fairytale for you.

5. Wine & Dine 

The best way to a true Indian’s heart is through the stomach. With Michelin Stars, Irons Chefs, and an array of every cuisine to satisfy your palette, Thai chefs will create beautiful spreads, and scrumptious feasts for your guests.

Élan Events by Nipunika creates beautiful experiences and sets new trends for destination weddings across Thailand. A creative drive and an exuberant passion have made them a platinum standard for weddings and events in South East Asia. Nipunika & Kripa along with their highly professional team design plan weddings & celebratory events for clients from world over, including Hong Kong, the Middle East, India, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States. 

 

7 tips to select your Indian wedding venue

by neha
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You have finalized your wedding date, and are looking for the perfect venue. Do you want an outdoor wedding or indoors? How about a destination wedding?

We have put together a list of 7 things to consider when when choosing your wedding venue:

1. Your wedding budget: Your budget is a big factor to decide the type of venue.  It will determine the kind of upgrades you can get at a venue. For example, hotel service, bar packages, timings for the venue rental etc.

2. Catering, and menu options: How you would like the food to be served at your wedding? What kind of food do you want to serve? Do you want to bring in your own caterer?

3. Number of guests: This, in conjunction of your budget will help you determine the per person cost. The per person cost, will help you determine the budget for the venue, and in whole the wedding itself.

4. Kind of service expected.

5. The season you decide to get married in: The season you choose to get married in will help you make the decision with the type of venue. For example, If you choose to have your wedding during winter time, it would rule out many outdoor venues.

6. Whether your guests are local or out of town: If most of your guests are out of town, you may choose to have the wedding at a hotel. That way the guest accommodations can be at the same location.

7. Your style as a couple: It is important for you as a couple to decide what your style is. Did you always dream about a wedding at a vineyard or a museum? There are many venue options, and your style would help you decide the perfect venue for your wedding.

Stay tuned – we will be posting about pros and cons of different types of wedding venues.

Photo Courtesy:

True Photography Weddings

Do you believe in fairy tales?

by neha
2 Comments decor, wedding planning

Beauty, blooms, and butterflies galore, this picturesque decor would make for an enchanting fairy tale wedding. Today we are featuring a wonderful styled shoot, the essence of which has been captured perfectly by StoryMotion Studios.

For this styled shoot Da Vinci’s Florist created a dreamy and fairy tale like ambiance with exotic blooms, orchids, and hydrangea covered trees. With live fluttering butterflies and ethereal fog, it feels like you are entering an enchanted forest. All that is needed to complete this fairy tale is a prince and a princess.

Vendor Credits

StoryMotion Studios
Da Vinci’s Florist
The Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

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