I was in Mumbai this December for a wedding, when I visited a family friend of mine at her Peddar Road home. As the evening sun spilled through the glass windows and made its way across the marble tiles, we sat down with tea and home made chocolates for a long overdue catch up session. A beautiful box on the dining table caught my eye, and as I picked it up I realised it was an invite to the wedding of an old classmate of mine. While I have lost touch with most of my junior school friends, I never lose a chance to hear an update about their current whereabouts and new lives. There’s something special about an old classmate, isn’t there? You might barely know each other anymore, but you’ll always remember them fondly. Nostalgia and rose-tinted glasses walk hand in hand it seems.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram will know that I attended a wedding last week. It was the wedding of a very special friend of mine – Vidhi. I’ve known her since my college days, and she’s one of the sweetest, most genuine people I’ve ever met. When I entered my first year of college, I also began my stay in a hostel for the first time in my life. Vidhi was 2 years my senior, and she’s solely responsible for making me feel comfortable and helping me adjust to hostel life. She gave me all the insider’s tips I needed to survive there, and was always there when I needed a helping hand. I remember her room very clearly – it was the only room in the whole hostel that felt like home to me. She’d done it up so well – colourful & pretty – it exuded warmth, just the way Vidhi did. She’s a burst of sunshine in any room she walks into, one of those happy people who make your day happy just by spending a few minutes with them! When she told me she was getting married, I couldn’t wait to see what her wedding had in store!
The first thing that landed in my inbox was the Save The Date and a link to her wedding website. It was so fun and different, I loved it! Soon after, I saw her wedding card – and it was hands-down the most unique card I’d ever seen. Continue reading “Inspiration: A Kitsch Wedding Card!”
A boy worked at a firm in the big bad city. A small-town girl with big dreams in her eyes joined the same firm and they fell in love at work. The happy ending to their love story? They’re getting married!
And to add to that happy news, the groom-to-be got a designer at an ad agency to create an adorable comic-strip like wedding card for them, that depicts their cute love story.
My talented sister made the e-card version of the wedding invites we sent to friends and tech-savvy relatives. Go on, take a look for some wedding e-vite inspiration! My sister made this in Powerpoint, and we just converted it into a PDF file to send it off to the wedding guests. Are you sending e-invites … Continue reading You’re Invited to My Wedding! Ecard edition
I always knew I didn’t want a typical wedding card.
Of course, that meant many, many more hours being spent on the card than anticipated. At one point of time, I think my mother just wanted to scream at me “Why couldn’t you just pick one of the available samples and change the wordings?”
To be honest, I didn’t even visit the actual shop in Chandni Chowk where the card was designed. It was my mother and sister who spend hours there designing it. The card guy was quite enthusiastic because he’d not had a customer who wanted something fresh and new in a long time, and he quite enjoyed the whole process of designing something completely different from a traditional Indian wedding card.
Update time! Yes, it’s been fairly long since I wrote anything here. This is what I’ve been upto: 1. Honeymoon Sure about the destination – Australia! However, fiancé is delaying making bookings with travel agent. I believe it’s about time now, right? Shouldn’t the itinerary be decided by now? Why am I the only one worried … Continue reading Honeymoon destination, bling, bachelorette & watercolor invites