I will be the first to admit – I love everything Bombay. And so, it’s no surprise, I love my Bombay Brides (do the names Shonan, Anushka & Masaba Gupta ring a bell?) Since I spent a lot of my early school years in Mumbai, and went back there for college, I have a lot of Bombay people on my Facebook list. One of them is a girl called Anasuya. She was my batchmate in college, and if there’s one thing I remember about her, it was how I perpetually saw her in silver jewellery during those 3 years on campus. Why is this important? You’ll find out soon enough.
Anasuya popped up on my Facebook feed last year. In bridal finery. That I loved. We had a long chat over coffee at a Delhi cafe, where she showed me all her gorgeous wedding photographs while exchanging notes on how Delhi life compares to Mumbai (she’s moved to the Capital to live with her husband, Ashish). I loved so many things about her wedding, and was particularly excited to feature our first Malayali couple on the blog. Continue reading “Wedding Wardrobe: Anasuya”
1 Month. 6 Events. 45 Pictures.
In the last 30 days, we’ve attended a LOT of events. Seen a lot of beautiful wedding clothes, discovered a few new wedding vendors, and even read a book on bridal fitness! There’s no dearth of wedding madness in our life, it seems 🙂 Endless, I tell you. Endless!
Continue reading “A Month In The Life Of A Wedding Blogger”
Every bride’s whimsical fairytale begins here.
BEEP! My phone flashes.
I’ve got mail. Well, email.
“Dear Shinjni, lah lah lah new store in Lower Parel lah lah lah 2-day Bridal Fest and we’d would love to have you over. Regards, JADE.”
Don’t say another word.
Continue reading “Inside JADE’s M&K Couture Studio in Mumbai”
Anushka was getting married. You know – Anushka! The blogger babe behind BombayBubble? Yes, the fashion blog. Her wedding had me excited even before she had shared a single image from her big day.
Why? Because, silly, when a fashion blogger gets married, music plays on cue and us wedding bloggers are the only ones who can hear it.
Anushka debuted a first peek into her March wedding recently on Instagram, and I almost unhinged my jaw at the sight of her wedding gown.
It was a breath-taking white wedding dress.
But how did a girl from Mumbai end up in a white wedding dress all the way over in the UK? And who made that stunning gown?
I got in touch with Anushka some time back, and she was incredibly generous in sharing every single detail from her wedding. Here is her Wedding Wardrobe story.
Continue reading “Wedding Wardrobe: Anushka Hajela”
I have visited a handful of wedding exhibitions in the past, but had always missed out on Wedding Asia for some reason or the other. Not this year, though. Wedding Asia was scheduled into my planner weeks in advance, and I really wanted to go see if there was anything worth visiting for.
And just like all the other wedding exhibitions, Wedding Asia is another great one-stop shop for discovering wedding designers and jewellery makers from all over the country. Heading in at 11 am is always preferable, because most exhibitions start to get really crowded and cramped for space after 2 pm.
This time around, my team and I were not able to go through every single stall, but we still picked out the best of what we did see. These were some of the note-worthy vendors we did come across –
Continue reading “Best of Wedding Asia 2015: With Photos!”
Namrata is a December 2015 bride, who is tying the knot in Mumbai and having 2 receptions – one in Kolkata and the other in Dehradun! She has a 2 States story – she is from Orissa, and her groom is from Uttarakhand. She lives in Mumbai, he lives in Delhi. Wedding planning is alien territory to her, what with her mainly having spent her life inside the IIT Bombay campus where 90% weddings take place in the campus guest house. From negotiating with wedding vendors to attending exhibitions and exploring lehenga stores, she has taken up the task of planning her budget wedding all by herself and blogs about it at Frugal2Fab. In today’s post, she shares her notes on Sutra by Marriage Mantra, a wedding exhibition she visited yesterday in Mumbai.
Continue reading “A Mumbai Bride Picks 11 Favourite Stalls | Best of Sutra exhibtion”
UPDATED on 13 July with Mumbai Reception details, a tweet from Shahid himself and more! Look for the UPDATE! sign
Sasha, aka the cutest most adorable actor in all of Bollywood, is getting married TODAY.
If you still didn’t get it, that’s Shahid Kapoor, the cutie patootie heartthrob of girls all over India. He’s getting married. TODAY. Cue: a million hearts shattering.
Yes, the day is already here. And…I…*deep breath*…can’t…*deep breath*…believe it. *faints*
Well alright, alright – I’m married already. I’m off the market. Whatever. I can still love Sasha. He could’ve been mine too, you know. Today could’ve been my wedding day! (sorry, hubby!)
So, who’s this chick he’s chosen to make his wife? Usme aisa kya hai jo mujhme…ok. We’ll not go there.
Who’s That Girl?
Mira. Mira Rajput naam hai uska. Don’t mind me going all Bollywood on you today.
Image courtesy: MissMalini
Who else thinks she looks like Amrita Rao?
Mira’s a Delhiite. School – Vasant Valley. College – LSR. Home – Chhattarpur farms. She just graduated from college (yes, she’s likely just 21 years old…) with a degree in English (Hons), and get this – she met Shahid Kapoor through some Satsang group (Radha Soami Satsang Beas) that both their families follow. Are you freakin’ kidding me? *I* could’ve met him like that! Now, if you’ll excuse me for a minute…
“Hello? Mom? What’s a Satsang?”
Continue reading “Shahid Kapoor’s Wedding to Mira Rajput: ALL The Details!”
Their spectacular wedding has taken over the blog this week – with photographs by Joseph Radhik lending stunning visuals to what was one of the best weddings of 2014. You’re still wondering – What was the Sangeet like? The Wedding? Shonan & Adesh had a dozen pre-wedding functions, and zooming out to give you a taste of the highlights of the rest seemed the right way to conclude their story. This is the last post in the series.
If you haven’t seen the previous posts, go back to them here – first, second, third, fourth and fifth.
Shonan & Adesh’s wedding was not only spectacular, it was also unique – with their thoughtful families and friends coming together to help them celebrate the best day of their lives with a lot of love, fun & creativity! While I heard all the stories the bride and the people involved in organising the wedding were telling me, I started to notice how certain details stood out. Things I’ll never forget – whether it was the awe-struck feeling of seeing an image for the first time, or the realisation of how beauty shines through small acts made out of love. These are 10 of those precious moments, that made their wedding truly unforgettable. Learn a little, appreciate the rest, and be inspired.
A Touch of Her Grandmother’s Bridal Outfit to Her Wedding Lehenga
Continue reading “10 Unforgettable Wedding Details | 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
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”
This is post #4 in the series. Read the series from the beginning starting here.
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.
Continue reading “Part 2: Mehendi | Shonan & Adesh”