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Looking for an offbeat wedding, try these hidden gems

Wedding is once in a lifetime event. While some may prefer a conventional Indian wedding, more and more people are opting for offbeat weddings. These weddings are not only the talk of the town but are also Pinterest friendly.

Choosing an offbeat location: Locations like Goa and Rajasthan are overdone. Try some new locations like Andaman or North East, to have an eccentric wedding experience. These places are not only attractive but cheaper as well.

Pick up a personalized theme: Themes like Bollywood and carnival are done to death. Try something that is more personalized and speaks about the nature of your relationship. Using your old pics and props that remind you of each other can be used.

Create your own bar: Create a bar for your wedding with cocktails invented by you! Give some whacky names to the cocktails or let your guests invent their own names.

Using interesting props: Using lanterns for decoration or wood logs for center pieces or simple home décor items for weddings can make it interesting. You can also choose for a whacky photo-booth.

Most important is to capture these offbeat moments in photos and videos. Wedding planners can help find you interesting offbeat wedding ideas! 


Inspirational decor ideas for an organic wedding

An organic wedding is a one which is inspired by and created using natural elements. These are different from Eco-friendly weddings as the whole look and feel of the wedding is raw and very close to nature. Some amazing ideas to make your wedding look like an organic wedding are:

Use of wood décor: Wood is an element which can make a wedding look raw yet elegant. This can be used for centre pieces, decor panels or simply for table decor.

Exotic and wild shrubs: Shrubs and flowers exported from outside like lilies, Baby Breath, Hydrangeas, etc. can be used for various décor purposes to make the wedding look organic yet beautiful. These flowers are unusual and look charming!

Use of Bamboo: Bamboo is an integral part of Indian weddings. Using Bamboo for décor is not only cost effective but also gives a traditional touch to the wedding.

Paper Lanterns: These are the best way to show that you care for nature. These are best for night weddings!

Green backdrops: Instead of using design panels or colorful flowers, climbers or ferns can form brilliant backdrop setups for an organic wedding.


Inspiration from Bollywood movies for your wedding!

Bollywood is an inspiration land for Indians. When it comes to weddings, we tend to replicate Bollywood weddings to bring in the wow factor. For Indian brides there are lost to take out from these movies this season.

Foreign destinations: Exotic foreign locations have always caught the interest of the couples planning to get married. Amongst the famous destinations, Europe tops the charts. Country side weddings like in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ is an inspiration for many.

Statement sleeves: Bollywood actresses are flaunting the flared sleeves and off shoulders everywhere in the movies and so are our brides! Alia Bhat’s Cold shoulder trend has caught up the wedding industry.

Off-beat bride entries: Alia’s entry in a truck has definitely set some wedding goals for all the brides. Similarly, brides are planning creative ways to enter the stage for their varmala.

Temple weddings: On one hand Bollywood weddings are inspired by foreign locations, on the other hand movies like 2 States are setting Temple weddings as the major trend. It is not only simple but has an old-world charm as well.

Fusion Weddings: Having weddings in 2 different cultures or mixed traditions is a vogue. All Bollywood weddings are inspired by Punjabi weddings which are customized for certain ceremonies.


Destinations that will trend next year for weddings

Destination weddings are something that will always remain in trend. While wedding locations such as Thailand and Goa have become quite common, couples do not fail to find new and undiscovered destinations every season. Our Wedding planners suggest top wedding destinations to look out for in 2018:

Morocco: As the Moroccan style wedding trends, Morocco as the destination itself is finding a place in the favourite list of the wedding planners. This place is vivid with a touch of art. It is perfect for couples looking for a bohemian wedding.

Ireland: Well, who does not like a vintage royal style wedding and especially when it is in a land of castles.. Ireland! This beautiful country provides for a perfect setup for a dreamy and romantic wedding. This is also less crowded for the people who want a quiet wedding.

Sri Lanka: Can anyone ever get weary of a beach wedding? This country is expected to climb up the ladder for the most preferred beach wedding destinations. It is not only cheaper but also easily accessible. You may also chose a yatch from India to Sri Lanka and make it a month long wedding!

Italy: Yes, a wedding in this country is as romantic as the country itself! The beautiful locations of Venice, Tuscany and Rome are perfect for a picturesque wedding. The perfect weather and the food options makes it the most preferred location for many.

Indonesia: Another offbeat location for a budget wedding. This scenic country provides the best options for a nature side wedding. Infact a wedding here could be less expensive than a wedding in India.


Looking for an offbeat wedding, try these hidden gems

Wedding is once in a lifetime event. While some may prefer a conventional Indian wedding, more and more people are opting for offbeat weddings. These weddings are not only the talk of the town but are also Pinterest friendly.

Choosing an offbeat location: Locations like Goa and Rajasthan are overdone. Try some new locations like Andaman or North East, to have an eccentric wedding experience. These places are not only attractive but cheaper as well.

Pick up a personalized theme: Themes like Bollywood and carnival are done to death. Try something that is more personalized and speaks about the nature of your relationship. Using your old pics and props that remind you of each other can be used.

Create your own bar: Create a bar for your wedding with cocktails invented by you! Give some whacky names to the cocktails or let your guests invent their own names.

Using interesting props: Using lanterns for decoration or wood logs for center pieces or simple home décor items for weddings can make it interesting. You can also choose for a whacky photo-booth.

Most important is to capture these offbeat moments in photos and videos. Wedding planners can help find you interesting offbeat wedding ideas! 


Magic with Marigold

An Indian wedding is incomplete without Marigold decoration. The charm of exotic flowers cannot be denied but a true desi wedding needs a hint of Marigold in décor! It is not only easily available but also budget friendly. Here are a few ways to use Marigold in a wedding:

As a backdrop for stage: Whether it be home deocr or stage décor, a Marigold backdrop is pretty and creates a vibrant ambiance. You can make it interesting by using various hues of Marigold to create gradiation.

 

Strings of Marigold: This one is the most common yet the most beautiful way to use this flower. Strings of Marigold hanging in an outdoor event is a quick way to put up a décor. Mix it up with some other décor/pictures to create a twist.

 

Marigold photo-booths: These unique style photo-booths are simple and attractive! They look glass frames and are super funky.

 

Rangoli: For Mehandi and Haldi, Marigold Rangoli sets the ambiance. This can be paired with Matkas or holi colors.


Personalized Weddings

If there is one trend in weddings that would never get old, it would be personalized weddings. Every wedding whether themed or not becomes special when a pinch of personalization is added to it. Here are a few ideas to make your wedding truly yours.

Personalized stationery: Every couple has a style statement and following the conventional wedding invites and stationery does not justify that. Using caricatures or sketches or personalized messages for the invites is a great way to start!

Creating a wedding story: Every couple has a story associated behind their wedding. Narrating the wedding story in every décor element and through themes is a great way to personalize your wedding. Integrating the couple’s photos and messages in small details is the secret!

Personalized Sangeet: People are getting creative with Sangeet concepts. A narrative love story of the couple in songs and dance is the most entertaining way to personalize your wedding!

Creating hashtags: Social media is the buzz word these days and creating personalized hashtags with the couple names is a way to

Photo-booths: Photo booths can be personalized as per couple’s taste. Romantic/funny/quirky, whatever describes the couple best there is a photo-booth for all.

Wedding is a onetime event where you are the hero. Personalization is all about designing the event with a personal touch!  


Making the fantasy of themed and destination weddings a reality

For some, a perfect wedding by the beach side, under the stars is a dream. And for some a completely personalized luxe wedding is a fantasy. Destination Weddings is a concept that has caught popularity lately like fire. A beachside wedding, Moroccan style wedding or a countryside wedding has become a trend. But people believe having such a wedding is not everyone’s cup of tea.

Contrary to the belief that destination and theme weddings result a hole in your pocket and need extensive planning to make it pass for a quality wedding, such weddings have become very convenient to conduct lately. Everything is made available to the couple by the skilled wedding planners. One need not visit Hawaii to have a beach wedding when we have destinations like Goa and Andaman available in our country. These wedding planners convert these domestic destinations into look alikes of any foreign destination. The concept of space creation is all about converting the venue to one which the couple desires.  

Apart from the location, pre and post wedding shoots, wedding story movies and larger than life décor setups make this dramatic experience perfect. These frills make the wedding look straight out of a movie. Right selection of photographer, documentation team and theme are the key to creating a picture prefect experience.  While there may be some dreams which may never come true but we make sure your dream to have a fairy-tale wedding is manifested into a reality!


Fusion Weddings

Today, marriage between two souls is not bound by religion, caste or culture. World is home when it comes to finding the right partner. As the line differentiating two cultures fades, the style of wedding has also exceeded all the boundaries to explore mix and match of different cultures. Presenting some of the trends in fusion weddings.

North Indian and South Indian mishmash: A South Indian wedding which is an epitome of simplicity is seeing new trend of North Indian rituals being incorporated in the celebrations. Sangeet which was an unknown ceremony in South has now become a vogue there. Similarly, an elaborate Mehandi and Haldi function are all influenced by South Indian weddings. The Wedding Décor has also become loud as the years pass by.

The NRI wedding: With increasing number of NRI weddings in India, the unique trend is to follow all the Indian traditions for the wedding with the reception being conducted in a typical Christian style. People even prefer giving favors during their reception.

A cultural feat: Some people believe in taking the best element from each culture and making their wedding a cultural feat. With Mehandi in Rajasthani style to Sangeet in Punjabi style, one can customize their wedding.

These fusion weddings give a lot of scope for creativity and experimentation. Today, it is not a necessity but a choice to fuse the best cultural elements of India in a wedding!


Interactive Weddings

Wedding industry is evolving every season with new trends and ideas. After personalized weddings, we bring to you a very interesting concept of interactive weddings. With an increasing role of social media in the weddings, the pressure to create an out of the box interactive experience with the guests has become very important. Here are few ideas to make your wedding talk of the town!

Use of innovative hashtags:  There is never enough attention that a couple can receive during their own wedding!  To further glorify their romance, couples opt for unique hashtags with their names. This gives them a sense of personalization and uniqueness.

Instruction chalkboards: So, conventional signboards are out and have got replaced by personalized chalkboard signages but what is interesting is the way these can be used to receive or send messages to the guests.

Create your own menu: Let the guests create their own recipes with an interactive food counter. Let them decide the spices/flavours for any food item and watch them having fun!

Interactive photo-booths: Now this is something that has become quite an attraction in a wedding! Engaging props, signboards and quirky setups ensure that each guest present has at least one pic at the photo-booth!

There are many more ways to make the guests a part of your wedding. Interactive weddings are a fun way to make your weddings memorable. 


Celebrating romance: Our favourite bride and groom combinations!

Weddings make for a delightful sight with the festive ambiance, colourful décor and the romantic ambiance. What makes each wedding special and different from the other is the uniqueness brought by each couple. Each couple have their quirks. We bring to you our favourite couple combinations:

This multi-cultural couple: This traditional South Indian bride and Chinese-Cambodian groom are the sweetest couple we have seen so far! Adopting the culture and traditions of the Anjana, Henri looks so comfortable in this attire!

The royal couple: Majesty reflects from every action of this couple. Krutika and Akshay Bhansali are carrying the legacy of their families in the true sense.

This NRI couple: A Kannada girl falls in love with a Punjabi boy and there are sparks flying everywhere! Juhi and Gaurav complement each other in all sense and their wedding reflected the chemistry they share.

The beautiful Muslim couple: Beauty is oozing out from everywhere with this couple. Ayesha and Zahir are a picture-perfect couple, making for an equally beautiful wedding.

 


Mehandi themes for a perfect wedding!

Mehandi is a special occasion for a bride as it is one event that she totally owns. At the same time, it is a light event with a lot of scope for fun and experimentation. Our brides keep discovering new trends and themes for their Mehandi. Presenting some of them:

Carnival theme: Now, wedding is a right pick for carnival for sure! Colorful décor, fabrics and clothes make this an ideal theme for a fun-filled Mehandi. Meenakari umbrellas, matkas and quirky décor add a zing to this festive environment.

Vintage theme: Some brides prefer a classy event with vintage setup and photo backdrops. Even the outfit has a hint of classic dressing with choices like Benaras silk.

Ethnic street look: With Mehandi vendor, tarot card reader and cycle around the corner, this theme looks straight out of the streets of Benaras. Couple it with local Mehandi favors like bangles to make it look even more festive.

Cottage look: This simple backyard Mehandi theme is a resemblance of the old age tradition. Just the flowers and the right ambiance is enough for such a theme.

These beautiful themes co-created by our brides and our team are a perfect pick for Mehandi this season. So let the celebrations begin!


Art forms that are trending this wedding season

Weddings are a showcase of art and culture. The most unique and creative ideas can be seen on display during this occasion. This is also a way to bring out our hidden art and articrafts of our country. Most of these arts have been used in the weddings with a twist. Here are some of them spotted by our experts!

Meenakari art: The art of Meenakari which originated from Persia, is extensively used in our weddings. The jewellery, décor items inspired by this art like umbrellas, etc. are in vogue this wedding season.

 

Gotta Patti: This blingy work on a lehenga or décor adds glamour to the event. Outfits ornamented by this work can be mostly found in North Indian culture.

 

Jaali work: This perforated art form is passed on to us by the Mughals and it brings a sense of eloquence and magnificence. Commonly used in muslim weddings, this can be used for décor as well as duppatas

 

Kundan work: Originated from Rajasthan, this royal stone-cut work is trending big time. Women in the royal weddings can be spotted flaunting ornaments of Kundan.

 


Bridal trends 2017

With every wedding season, our brides bring the latest fashion trends to light. A bride owns her wedding day and has all the right to break stereotypes, be experimental or just be plain classic on that day. Here are some of the trends that we would like to highlight that we think would trend this wedding season:

Minimalistic look: Over dramatic and gaudy wedding dresses just gave way to a new trend of minimalistic, traditional outfits. The brides are looking truer to their culture.

Rocking the pastel shades: Our brides have gone the unconventional way to choose a not so bridal color for their final outfit. Colors like pastel pink, pista green have dominated this wedding season and will continue to do so.

Whacky Mehandi ideas: Unlike before, brides now actively participate in the preparations of various occasions. Brides like to bring a certain fun quotient in the Mehandi by including playful setups, interesting favors and photobooths.

Playful matha pattis: Matha pattis have always been in fashion, what has changed though is the way brides are wearing it. More tassles, colors and patterns have emerged.

Post-Wedding photo shoots: Brides have become more open to the idea of documenting their newly married life through a post-wedding photo shoots. This is usually done in their honeymoon destination, giving them a reason to have fun.


Hustle Bustle for the wedding season preparations!

The year has witnessed some amazing weddings and the next wedding season of the year is about to begin. With this our team is all prepped up to create more authentic and creative themed weddings. Today people are more aware and sensitive towards their culture and the décor specifics. Hence, the requirement to create weddings that appeal the culturally-inclined people has increased. Bringing a sneak peek into the preparations for the up-coming weddings!

A theme that is always in vogue is the ‘Oreintal’ theme. The gold and red combination, contemporary Thai art, Budhha statues make for an exotic wedding. The Thai culture is highly influenced by Indian culture and hence these elements add value to the Indian wedding. Our team meticulously selects bronze statues, Thai paintings and fabric from the very land of Buddhist temples- Thailand. A scrupulous sourcing for right elements is carried on by Poonam herself.

While foreign land always provides inspiration for a wedding, there is never a dearth of ancient, rustic art elements in India. This time our team has decided to visit the land of festivals- Kolkata. The colonial architecture, handmade articrafts and markets popping with colours are in itself an inspiration for a beautiful wedding. Articrafts influenced by Kalighat painting and colonial architecture would be sourced from this artistic city.

Many more similar places would be visited across India for bringing in all the unique cultural elements and transpiring them into a beautiful setup. Our team always aims at creating a memorable experience for our couples. Check out our latest albums to see how these weddings got executed!


Minimalistic weddings

Grand weddings have always been a trend in India. While people will still engage in big size weddings, what is exciting is the increasing number of people opting for a minimalistic wedding with minimal resources. Given a limited budget and resources, planning a minimalistic wedding becomes challenging and interesting. Our wedding experts bring the most innovative ideas:

Lot of fabric! Colorful fabrics bring life to the wedding without investing a lot. It is a great idea to use fabric décor instead of fresh flower décor.

Hand- made decoration elements: Something as simple as origami birds, bangles, tassels, etc. can create a beautiful effect without spending a bomb on the decorations.

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Chalk Boards: They are not only an effective substitute to the conventional sign boards but also a fun way to engage the guests. It gives a sense of personalization and creativity. It can also be used as an instruction board.

Opting for traditional attire: Instead of indulging in a glam outfit for the wedding, opting for the most traditional outfit for the wedding and saving the trendy outfits for other functions will not only bring down the cost but also make the wedding more true to the traditions.

Hand-made wedding favors: These personalized , hand-made gifts for the guests can bring a sense of warmness to one’s wedding.You can go wild with ideas when it comes to minimalistic weddings. Adopt these ideas and make your wedding Pinterest friendly.


A Beautiful Bangalore Wedding With Two Royal Families!

These two royals, Akshay Bhansali and Krutika Kartikeya Ghorpade met at a high-profile party in Goa. Though both of them belonged to royal families, this wasn’t a pre-planned arranged set-up. They met and Whatsapp-ed and soon, became friends. With occasional run-ins in NYC and London, soon parents became involved and fixed it up. Even though, the beginnings were charming, the planning of the wedding was done completely by the royal family. That’s why, at an Adele concert, he gave her a ring and officially proposed, something that he did on his own.


 

Ideas for a rustic wedding

Rustic weddings are in vogue for a simple reason, it looks raw and charming at the same time. In a country like India where grand and loud are the key words for a wedding, going rustic could be a challenge. Explaining all the vendors, managing the extreme weather conditions, etc. are all small hiccups in the process. Our Wedding experts would like to make it easy for you by bringing in some of the trends and ways for your wedding to look rustic:

Play with the centrepieces: Instead of using the usual way of doing centrepieces, you can opt for something creative and which looks like a direct inspiration from nature.More usage of day to day items for décor: Instead of using fancy and expensive décor items, opt for day to day objects to create the ambiance. The idea is to make it look effortless.Going for a raw look: Leave everything a little raw instead of going for a finished look. There is a certain charm in unkept look. So instead of using lamps, use bulbs.There are a lot more DIY ideas for such a wedding. But even the most effortless look requires an effort from experts. So, leave the planning to your planners while you see your ideas getting execute.


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