Thank You and Happy New Year

2012 has been an incredible journey and I enjoyed every bit of it. It was the year so many great things happened, which includes a month long vacation in Sri Lanka and a year of building great friendships.

There are so many people to thank starting with my sponsors. Thank YOU. The whole lot of you motivate me, encourage me and support me in every way possible. I can’t thank you enough. You’re not only talented and incredibly creative in what you do, but you also love what you do and so tonight celebrate your great work, because i will.

I would also love to give a cheer and shout out to my colleagues, ( Rubys and RibbonsAsian Wedding Ideas , AAINA , Modern Rani ) ladies you are committed, passionate and you inspire me in so many ways and i look forward to all the great posts of 2013.

 

 

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Happy Friday and Happy New Year!

I want to wish all my Tamil readers a very Happy New Year, as April 13 marks the day of Tamil New Year.  On this special day I’m so thrilled to share that I’ll be travelling with the fam to Sri Lanka!!!! I’m so freaking excited. I will be sure to come back and share all the fabulous finds and trends.

All the bags are packed and I’m ready to celebrate the New Year week in Sri Lanka.  There will be lots of blog posts and inspiration boards so be sure to keep dropping in. I found these fabulous images photographed by the fabulous Karthik Srinivasan and it just reminds me so much of Sri Lanka and I can’t wait to go and experience the beauty and culture of the country.

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Be My Valentine

Image Source: Sweethear Sundaes from Oh Joy (Full Recipe), Jyothsna Chakravarthy,

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Happy (Early) New Year!

Goodbye 2011 – Hello blossoming 2012!  The year just flew by and so much has happened in that time.  I launched the newly designed blog, styled an inspiration shoot – had highs and lows.  I’m looking forward to 2012, ready to travel, take on new challenges and launch some amazing additions to the blog. I want thank all my sponsors, readers, friends and family for supporting Dreamers Events. To all my recently engaged or soon to be engaged lovelies, my heartfelt congratulations! I’ll be sure to keep on inspiring. I hope 2012 is filled with even more sparkles, have a very happy safe new year!

 

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Happy Holidays

I’d like to wish everyone a very happy holiday. Enjoy your time off with family, friends and your loved ones. Stay safe and warm by the fire and enjoy a special cup of delicious hot chocolate!

 

Find the recipe to making this creative hot chocolate on Violet Thunderstorms!

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Happy New Year!

With overflowing love and happiness I thank each and every one of you, vendors, brides and grooms and readers, for your continuous and overwhelming support. This year has been incredibly virtuous as Dreamers Events went full force into South Asian wedding blogging. A toast to all the vendors for the amazing work you bring to the table and a toast to the married and soon to be married couples for sharing your stories with us.  Congratulations to all and I hope the New Year brings happiness and love.

Dreamers Events has many plans for 2011 so be sure to keep in touch. We will meet again next year! As a side note, we send our Hogmanay to everyone in forms of hugs and kisses.

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Christmas Love

I would like to wish all my readers, friends, and family a joyous and loving Christmas. May your day be filled with laughter, good food and love. 

We’ll be back on Wednesday. Merry Christmas.

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Happy Holidays

Photography : Mr.Gourmand (Flickr)

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dreamers Events would like to take this time wish all their readers, clients and suppliers a Happy Holiday. The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with JOY.

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Happy Earth Day

Recycle, reduce and reuse. There are many ways you can add style to your wedding and stay true to your beliefs. Here are some ideas and suggestions and if you want more ideas check out Emily Anderson’s Eco-Chic Weddings!

Wedding Rings:

An engagement and wedding ring reflects and signifies your love and commitment to one another. Diamonds, “conflict diamonds” are the most sought after mineral and it is surrounded by controversy.

  • Therefore, when you are purchasing a diamond ring you should request for a ‘certification of origin’. This certification will provide you with the background information on your diamond.
  • Another idea would be to purchase a used, vintage or antique ring. Celebrity and actress, Jennifer Love Hewitt, from Ghost Whisperer received a beautiful antique engagement ring from fiancé, Ross McCall. The ring is a heirloom and has been in the family for centuries.

Venue:

When you are choosing a venue consider something that is a reflection of you and your partner. Choose something that would require diminutive decoration.

Find a venue that utilizes natural resources and helps to improve the environment. Consider a non-profit museum, or various other cultural centers. If you are looking into having an outdoor wedding, a vineyard would be a great option.

These are some the questions you should consider asking:

  • What are their recycling policies and do they compost leftover food?
  • Can you host the ceremony and the reception at this location?
  • Where do they purchase their food, and do they support local and regional farmers?

Invitations:

Your wedding invitation sets the theme, the mood and personifies your style. But it does not necessarily have to be on paper!

  • Send out evites, that can be customized to your taste, by a web designer. People can reply electronically and this cuts cost and saves trees.
  • If you still want to mail out invites, choose handmade papers. There are many artisans that can create beautiful invitations through this way.
  • Or use recycled papers for your invitations, response cards and thank you cards. Encourage recycling on your cards, by adding a note stating “please recycle”

Twisted Limb Paper makes wonderful handmade 100% recycled invitations:

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Twisted Limb Paperwork

Joy by Mel Lim is an exquisite artist with wonderful designs which she implements on eco-conscious paper products. For more of her work visit http://joybymellim.com

Eco-conscious paper products

Go for something local and take a look into papayabreadcrumb a toronto based invitation company that also uses handmade paper.

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Wedding Attire:

You can look beautiful, classy, and stylish while being environmentally friendly. There are a lot of alternatives out there when you are choosing your wedding attire. For example,

  • There is organic cotton, which is grown without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, or defoliants.
  • Another option is to wear your mothers wedding dress, which you can have altered to your style!

Flowers and Décor:

Here are some great ideas from Rachel Ray!

Centerpieces, backdrops, linens, are a just a few of the many things that you can employ to set the theme,and mood. However, depending on the location, you can limit the use of these items.

  • Go for flowers that are in season, organically grown, and can also serve as a dual-purpose, used at the ceremony and reception.
  • Stay away from balloons, they are harmful for animals!

Wedding Favors:

There are many ways to thank you guests for joining you on your special day. Often guests throw away the favors, and it is difficult to find something that can please everyone.

  • You do not HAVE to do favors; you can simply make a donation to a charity close to heart.
  • Guests can also be given something edible. They can be given a jar of homemade or organic jam, or homemade cookies or mini cupcakes.

Menu:

The menu is an important element of the wedding and the guests will always remember it. There are many ways to make the meal both delicious and environmentally friendly.

  • When it comes to choosing a caterer, choose one that works with organic foods.
  • Consider buying organic wine at wholesale, in which you will pay a corkage fee, but you will save some money!
  • Utilize platter, utensils, glasses and napkins that can be used more than once. Avoid plastics!

Browsing through the internet you will come across numerous vendors that solely focus on providing their couples environmentally friendly options.

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