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Real Bride: Indian Wedding

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As I look back on photos from our big day, I remember the day even more clearly. People say its a blur and they are right. You're filled with a rollercoaster of emotions from happiness, joy, laughter to sadness. I've spent the last few days looking through our photos to pick out our favourite ones, so I thought I'd give you the sneak peek of what's to come in our wedding album. We found a gem of a venue in Essex with the most picture perfect view of the British countryside, at the Manor of Groves Hotel. I had quite a list of wedding industry experts and sought after suppliers, including priest Kamal Pandey accompained by Shiv Gopal music. Our special moments were captured by the renowned and award winning photographer Apresh Chavda and Studio Motions Cinematography. The caterers were Annapurna and the dream team was complete with Wed In Style decor. My makeup artist Arpita Karania did wonders to make me look and and feel like a princess. My bridal henna was&..

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5 Best Mehndi Designs

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I’ve spent the best part of the last few days putting together a mood board for my mehndi artist to show her the styles and design of mehndi I really like for my bridal henna. I know any artist likes to be quite free to do what they think is right, but it doesn’t hurt to give a little direction and brief. I love the intricate designs and am really looking forward to having my bridal henna done, however one thing I cannot stand is the smell. It is vile! People say they love it – but I really cannot understand what about mehndi is so nice to smell! I wake up in the morning heaving to the smell because I forget I had it on and my hand is somewhat smothered across my face! However, like most things for beauty, there is often a price to pay and for mehndi it is the awful smell. One way you could avoid that all together is to try these beautiful temporary metallic henna tattoos. Whilst searching for designs, I couldn’t resist picking some from my favourite mehn..

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9 Indian Wedding Mandap Ideas

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We’ve searched high and low to find you beautiful Indian wedding mandap ideas which will take your breath away. We wanted to share inspiration on how to rock a wedding with flowers, colours and stunning designs for the alter with a fusion of western style mixed with traditional cultured design. Here are our top 9 mandaps that left us in awe and in the hope we get invited to weddings with similar style. ​ You will often find you rock up to wedding after wedding and see the same mandaps since suppliers potentially hold 10-20 different designs. It may be difficult to pick something completely different however you can always make your stamp on a Mandap with something quirky and different such as non-traditional flower colours or floral faux rose wall backdrops, hanging rose balls or even a pop of colour other than the usual red, gold and white. If you’re planning your own wedding and looking for Mandap inspiration, then hopefully we’ve given you some though..

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DIY Quirky Wedding Favour Ideas

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The perfect quirky and thoughtful wedding favour will remind your guests of the wonderful day they spent celebrating with you. We’ve picked some easy and budget friendly homemade DIY favour ideas as well as suppliers who can do the hard work for you for a fraction of your wedding budget. Take a look at these nifty ideas for wedding favours for your big day: Jam Spread the love with homemade wedding favours, jam packed with love. You can either make a batch of homemade jam with one of these fantastic jam recipes or let an expert make it for you. These cute little jam jars by Wilkin & Sons Ltd are personalised and come in an assortment of flavours. They can cost as little as 52p per jar, so if you have a large wedding party then it’s a great way to cater for a crowd. ​     Matchbox Celebrate the big day with these personalised gift matchboxes available online from Favors and Flowers. You can add a cheesy quote to the boxes for an authentic qui..

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5 Top Indian Wedding Invite Designs

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Read our guide on tips and inspiration for choosing Indian wedding invite designs. It can be over whelming with so many different designs to choose from. Whilst I was planning my trip to India for places to shop for my big day, I came across a lovely website with wedding invites and had to share my Top 5 Indian Wedding Invite Designs for under £1. All designs are selected from King Of Cards within a budget of approximately £0.21 to £1 per card. I have not used their services, nor am I endorsed by the company, but just loved their designs, images, search and site navigation. Top 5 Wedding Invite Designs Top tips Keep these 6 tips in mind when looking for your Indian wedding invites: 1) Ensure large letter width chosen for UK Indian weddings. The size is 353mm in width and length and 100g in weight so you have the most economical postal charges. In some cases, postage will be double to triple the price of the wedding invite itse..

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9 Designer Indian Bridal Lehengas

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We have picked some of the hottest lehengas to grace the internet from one of our favourite Indian Fashion retailers – Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop. We have chosen our favourites for a reception party-look for varying budgets ranging from just over £300 for the beautiful black and gold lehenga by Pranthi Reddy to over £2,500 for the aqua gota patti embroidered lehenga set from the Anita Dongre collection. Our favourite has to be the gorgeous pink and gold embroidered bridal lehenga set by Aharin India which has the price tag of £4,545 if your budget can stretch that far. Find the outfit links in our designer Indian fashion board on Pinterest. We have a Love The Way You Look series of posts where we pick outfits and pair with beautiful Style Savita jewellery. Take a look at how we have styled the beautiful black and gold lehenga by Pranthi Reddy with a gorgeous matha patti and Mikhika earrings in our blog post 'Trend: Matha Patti Hair Accessories'.  Wh..

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