Wedd lounge: Mommy & Daddy & I

I had the absolute joy of participating in Weddlounge about less than two weeks ago. I was asked to come on the show to share my thoughts on a beautiful wedding that was completely out of the norm and surpassed any boundaries. My thought on it; it’s about time.

I know there are couples that continue to fight parents, families and the community on the religious level but this was more then just that. It’s about a young mother and her daughter and how they met a man who looked pass all of it. We’ve seen this storyline and scenario in Bollywood films but the notion is this wouldn’t be permitted in our culture. But this wedding definitely beat that taboo.

When i heard this story, I immediately thought of the Tanishq ad that was released this year and how it created such an impact in our community.  If you haven’t seen the ad, here it is again, it received over a 1 million views and it made headlines in every major newspaper:

And once you watch the story of this lovely family you’ll be reaching for a box of tissues, Jawad from Filmstyle captured their beautiful story through film and it will pull at your heartstrings:

Mommy, Daddy & I from Film Style Weddings on Vimeo.

Here’s me (I was quite nervous) and the lovely couple Ray and Savitri along with their daughter and makeup artist Shobana from Amplified Soul, watch them tell you their beautiful story. It’s heartwarming.

 

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Bridal Shower : Black and Floral

It’s April and we’re almost getting around to Spring and bridal shower season. When i saw this lovely post on the Sweetest Occasion, i had to share it with all of you. You can see the full post and all the lovely details on Sweetest Occasion’s blog.

This lovely design is a little glam and a little playful with its gold, black, floral , stripes details.

And in case you are looking for some fun games, click here for printable bridal shower games.

Cake, sweets + venue: Cacao Sweets and Treats | Styling + photography by Melissa Becker | Paper goods, backdrop + stationery by  Paper Route Collective | Florals by Twigs

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Intimate Toronto Wedding

This beautiful wedding film captured by p-your vision films is unlike any other. What makes it totally different from any other Hindu ceremony is the absolutely unique theatre venue. I love the unique outfits worn by the groom and his ‘tholan’ and the rose garlands – all the little details are so beautiful. Watch it all below:

•• UYIR •• // hamsa & kartheephan from p-your vision. on Vimeo.

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This & That: Summer Fresh

Image Source: Anita Dongre Ad

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Harpers Bazaar India’s Crimson Bride

Did i ever tell you how much i love the colour red, especially crimson red. So when i saw this editorial in Harper’s Bazaar India my heart skipped a beat.

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Spring/Summer 2014 Makeup: Vogue India

This Vogue India beauty editorial has me dreaming and thinking about all the glorious and radiating beauty options we as brides can wear on our wedding day. No matter what shade of brown you are I’m positive anyone can rock these lip colours. P.S. I love the yellow polish.

 

Editorial :  Do or Dare | Photographer: Anushka Menon | Model : Nidhi Sunil |Stylist: Parizaad Khan |Hair & Make-up: Bianca Hartkopf | Model : Nidhi Sun

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Friday Fashion via Jodi Bridal Magazine

Here’s a look at the Jodi Bridal Magazine’s editorial photographed by the talented Vipoo of Ovyian Photography. Head over to her blog to see the full editorial. It’s gorgeous!!

Makeup and Hair: AK makeup | Stylist: Dreamers Events | Photography: Ovyian Photography

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Maya’s Boutique – Buy/Rent Jewellery and More

Let’s talk more about accessories and more importantly  bridal  accessories. As brides we’re always looking for something different and unique and Maya’s Boutique is all that and more! If you haven’t been to Maya’s Boutique or haven’t heard of them, I’m about to change your world. This wonderful store has limitless options and you can choose to buy the beautiful pieces OR you can rent it for your wedding day. Ahmazing!

They have everything from necklaces to waist chains and they recently launched a wedding saree collections and then some more. You will lose yourself in all the beautiful things you’re about to find this wonderful Toronto boutique shop.

Visit Maya’s Boutique Facebook Fan page for a better look at their collections and variety of styles, anything from kundan to temple sets.

Or head directly to their store in Scarborough! 6055 Steeles Ave. East | TEL (416) 292-6292

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Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop Spring 2014

I’m addicted to accessories. There, I said it. Every wardrobe, every outfit needs to be paired with the right scarf, ring, earring, necklace, bracelet, or watch.  That’s why i can’t stop swooning over this Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop Spring 2014 editorial with Lisa Haydon. Every piece of jewelry in this image is beckoning me. I will admit that the past few days have been dedicated to jewelry shopping  for my wedding and i can’t wait to share some of the beautiful pieces in my engagement shoot and the wedding photos.

If you’re looking to purchase beautiful modern pieces you can try Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop (+duty and shipping) or your looking for something local you can head over to J Crew, Club Monaco, Winners, BCBG, Zara, Top Shop for eclectic and ethereal accessories.

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WIFW 2014: Anupama Dayal Presents KAMA

Wills Indian Fashion Week 2014 kicked off the most anticipated fashion show with beauty and lots of vibrant colour. The second collection of the day was Anupama Dayal’s Kama collection, inspired by the film KamaSutra. The designer beautifully mixed sexy and vibrant colours  and it was very bridal with models adorned with mehendi. What i love most about this collection is the colours, i completely mesmerized with the plethora of colours. Bright yellow, reds, oranges and pink .


 

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