Best of Weddings This Week #3

What does this week’s line up have in store for you? Some pretty decor ideas, beautiful wedding trousseau picks and accessories for brides we loved! Here is the Best of Weddings This Week #3. Continue reading “Best of Weddings This Week #3”

Best of Weddings This Week #2

We started this new post series way back in January of this year, and never got around to a second round…until now! We’ve been collecting these for a while now – wedding decor ideas, super useful posts we read just last week, and some cute wedding videos to enjoy! Here is the Best of Weddings This Week #2.

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11 Wedding Ideas to Steal from #ShahidKiShaadi

This is the third post from the series on Shahid Kapoor & Mira Rajput’s wedding. Part 1 is here, and you can read Part 2 here. Update: Part 4 (the Mumbai reception) is up on the blog now!

The Jaimaal!

Image courtesy: Hindustan Times

It was a simple wedding. Or, well, as simple as it can get with a Bollywood wedding. I LOVE simple Indian weddings, and considering how hard they are to find, Shahid Kapoor & Mira Rajput’s elegant affair shot to the top of my favourites list as soon as it was done. Isn’t it amazing how every one of you out there who doesn’t want a big fat Indian wedding can finally scream from the rooftops – “If Shahid Kapoor can have a simple wedding, SO CAN I!” Yay for every bride out there who just wants a nice simple affair!

There were a lot of great ideas for brides to steal for their own wedding – from decor to hairstyles and even wedding favours, and I’m putting them all together here for you to pick and choose from.  Continue reading “11 Wedding Ideas to Steal from #ShahidKiShaadi”

Part 3: Brij Holi | Shonan & Adesh

This post is a part of the series from Shonan & Adesh’s wedding. Read it from the beginning:

Post #1: A Shadow Box Wedding Invite

Post #2: Of Tea Cakes, Farm Roses & 7 Course Meals | Shonan’s Bridal Shower

Post #3: Brij Holi & Mehendi —

  • Part 1: The Story Behind This Photograph
  • Part 2: Mehendi
  • Part 3: Brij Holi

Part 3 Brij Holi in Mumbai shot by Joe Radhik Shonan & Adesh | thedelhibride Indian weddings blog

3 months of painstakingly planning the next 1 hour to perfection was about to come together.

The stage was set, and over 300 chairs had been placed before it for the guests to enjoy the spectacle. As promised, Nazneen and her team had run the vibrant Mehendi theme through the second-tier of the garden at Madhuli Apartments. Continue reading “Part 3: Brij Holi | Shonan & Adesh”

Part 2: Mehendi | Shonan & Adesh

This is post #4 in the series. Read the series from the beginning starting here.

Part 2 Mehendi ethnic traditional and quirky decor by Creative Concepts in Mumbai Shonan & Adesh | thedelhibride Indian weddings blog

20th December, 2014.

The day Shonan and her family had been excitedly anticipating was finally here. And needless to say, it was beyond extra-ordinary.

The bride’s family wanted to run a theme across all three levels of the garden at Madhuli Apartments – traditional Mehendi décor with splashes of vibrant colours, and a dash of quirky – and that is exactly what the decorators gave them.

Embroidered umbrellas, flower rangolis that cascaded down all 3-levels at the staircase, dabbas as centrepieces and candles that were lit once the sun started to set – Nazneen and Taskeen of the decor team had outdone themselves and the bride could hardly believe how picturesque it all looked.

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Part 1: The Story Behind This Photograph | Shonan & Adesh

This is the 3rd post in the series about Shonan & Adesh’s wedding. Read it from the beginning here – first post, second post.

Brij Holi wedding pictures Joseph Radhik stunning backdrop Mumbai sea

Shonan + Adesh, Mumbai

December 2014

Time spent planning this Brij Holi: 3 months

Number of hours of sleep during the wedding season before this shoot: 30 in 6 days

Flight + cab time from Hyd venue to Bom venue: 6 hours including traffic

Amount of time when the sky turned this amazing deep purple blue: 10 minutes

Shutter speed: 1/320th of a second

The look on the bride’s family’s faces after seeing this shot: Priceless!

Joseph Radhik uploaded this picture on his Facebook page on 20th December, 2014. Joe runs Stories by Joseph Radhik – a wedding photography and videography company that in my opinion is one of the best in the country. His caption was intriguing. What really did go on in the months leading up to this moment, this photograph?

This is that story.

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Of Tea Cakes, Farm Roses & 7 Course Meals | Shonan’s Bridal Shower

This is post #2 in the series. Start reading from the beginning here.

Of tea cakes, farm roses and 7 course meals The bridal shower in Mumbai Shonan & Adesh | thedelhibride Indian weddings blog

The Bridesmaids

October, 2014. The wedding was in 2 months. Shonan – their friend of almost 2 decades – was tying the knot, and flying off to Belgium to spend the rest of her life with Adesh. Her send-off into the world of marriage needed to be nothing short of spectacular. Because that’s what Shonan’s always been – a spectacular human being. Big heart, quirky likes, strong opinions, and a love for cake so deep that she has a slice every single day.

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Vendor Review: “Elements” Decorator

Remember the pretty bride, Sahiba, who shared pictures and details of her gorgeous wedding outfits with us recently? If you hadn’t noticed already, the decor at her wedding was equally fabulous. I got you plenty of pictures of the decor from all her functions, and also managed to get Sahiba to do a quick review of her decorator – Harkrishan Singh of Elements.

“I can’t say enough good things about our decorator! He was so hands on and took care of every litte detail. My mum is into interior design so she’s very picky and he completely blew us away. I showed him things that I liked during his presentations from previous weddings and he really understood our taste and what we were going for each function.”

Mehendi

“For the mehendi, I wanted it to be super colorful and funky so he used churras hanging in the trees and these really vibrant umbrellas for the tables. I told him how I wanted the swing which he made perfectly.” Editor’s note: I am in love with that swing as well! It’s FABULOUS!

Sangeet

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Vendor Feature: The Wedding Design Company

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The Wedding Design Company decor

Jangpura houses a couple of well-established wedding vendors, but you wouldn’t know where to find The Wedding Design Company until a WDC team member sends you a detailed sms with exact directions. I followed their instructions to the T, and finally landed up in front of the “big blue door” mentioned in the message. It’s located on an unassuming narrow lane that doesn’t exactly scream, “address of one of the best wedding planners in the country.”

I knock on the door and having given my name to the guard; I wait for him to come back with instructions. I can’t help but notice the ambience Continue reading “Vendor Feature: The Wedding Design Company”