Category: Bridal Inspirations

Bridal Henna by Henna Harmony

Your bridal henna can last anywhere from 1 – 3 weeks depending on the care you take. This means that your henna design good last for your wedding, honeymoon and beyond, so it is important that you find the perfect design for you, that you can effortlessly coordinate with your clothes.

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One company that can either help you choose or help you create the perfect henna design for you is Henna Harmony.

Henna Harmony is headed up by Deepti for has been practising her henna designs for 25 years. Deepti has developed her henna making skills through non-stop practice, and can product creative henna design for any occasion. Henna Harmony uses natural, high quality products, which are safety guaranteed.

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The gorgeous and highly intricate patterns make Henna Harmony a wonderful choice for your bridal, as the above and below photos suggest.

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Henna Harmony can cater to your needs by creating either highly traditional or modern artistic designs for those of you who are slightly unconventional and tired of the same old bridal henna designs.hennaharmony4

See more Henna designs: http://www.hennaharmony.com/

Mehndi Designs for Hands by Pritis Beauty

When it comes to traditional mehndi designs for hands there is a plethora of choice for an Asian bride. One design that is generally included is the baraat design, which represents the procession the groom takes with his family to the wedding ceremony. Another symbolic image which is often included is Doli, which symbolises the final part of the wedding ceremony, where the bride leaves her family to join her husband’s. Mehndi designs for hands tend to be strikingly intricate and are often laborious to apply, taking anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours.

Other common mehndi designs that a bride might consider are peacocks, conch shells, images of the couple and flowers. Alternatively, some brides prefer to move away from these more traditional emblems and may instead choose a striking pattern.

I for one, absolutely love mehndi designs and think it is hard to go wrong when choosing what type to have. That being said, getting your mehndi done is such a nice part of your pre-wedding events, it is worth putting in the time and effort going for trials or scouring the internet, to really find the right one for you.

Below are some designs I came across recently by Pritis Beauty that I absolutely love!

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See more of Priti’s Mehndi designs: http://pritisbeauty.com/index.php

Indian Wedding Films by Ambrosial Films

Your Indian wedding is a momentous occasion. Therefore it is likely that you will want to capture if not every minute, at least all the major moments in it. The most popular way of documenting a wedding of course, tends to be through photography. Photography is a great way of capturing small details, a lingering look and the emotion and atmosphere present at a wedding. Photography can be both candid and formal, which enables you to get all the main people photographs taken care of, as well as those which give you a sense of the atmosphere of the occasion.

Another wonderful way of capturing your wedding is through commissioning a wedding film. A wedding film is a wonderful way of capturing the highlights of your special day and will hone in on the main moments. While photos are wonderful to look through and always bring back special memories, nothing quite beats re-living your wedding through film.

Ambrosial Films specialise in filming Asian weddings and are able to cover your wedding day and all your pre-wedding events. What is wonderful about the below video of… is it shows them together pre-wedding, during their wedding events and after their wedding. The film captures beautiful intimate moments, as well as the jovial wedding events shared with family and friends. Paired with some energetic background music, the video is enthralling, and at under 4 minutes long is a wonderful keepsake from a huge event, which often goes by in a flash. By having a film to re-watch from time to time, you and your loved ones are able to properly take in everything that happened and re-live all the beautiful memories of your special day.

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See more Ambrosial Films: http://vimeo.com/ambrosialfilms

Arit and PJ’s Sikh Wedding by VA Photography

Today, I am going to share some magnificent Asian wedding photos with you. The Sikh wedding of Arit & PJ was captured in all its beauty by V/A Photography.

Arit and PJ are wonderfully coordinated in shades of pink, purple and red. As you can see from the below photos, the colour coordination really does work well, as it thoroughly unites the bride and groom and makes them look just perfect together in all these photos.

V/A Photography captures the joy of the occasion and draws the focus in on some gorgeous details such as PJ’s maang tikka and mehendi design. I also really love the photograph of a photo being taken on a phone – it is a great candid moment, that creates a really interesting aesthetic.

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I have always had the opinion that it is nice to be able to take your own candid photos at either your own or somebody else’s wedding. Having your own photographs that you chose to take at particular moments is incredibly personal. However, I think this photos really demonstrate why having a professional photographer at a wedding is such a great idea. Besides the fact that it takes the pressure of capturing your wedding away from you and your guests – the angles that a professional photographer is able to spot and experiment with, means that the selection of photos you are left with at the end are really varied and spectacular.

See more of V/A Photography: http://www.vaphotographysf.com/

Aria Films These Indian Weddings Beautifully

I’m sure you have heard this 1000 times and are probably sick to death of hearing it, but your wedding will go by in a flash, so make the most of it. The speed at which your wedding seems to fly by, means that it is imperative that you are able document it. This way, when it is all over, you are able to dip back into it and relive all the wonderful moments whenever you fancy.

A lovely way of doing this, is through your very own wedding film. A film will allow you to watch back some of the most poignant moments of your wedding, and will help you keep all those precious memories alive.

Below some of my favourite Indian wedding videos from Aria Film.

In my opinion what makes these videos so amazing are their professionalism. These do not feel like home videos, but instead use gorgeous cinematography and pick out poignant moments from the weddings to create beautiful 5 – 10 minute montages of the couple’s Indian wedding events. The overlay of the speeches playing in the background as the brides and grooms get ready for their weddings is truly heartwarming.

See more videos and find out about Aria Film’s services: http://evpvideography.net/

Indian Wedding Venues by Castleton Farms

Choosing your Indian wedding venue is generally the first thing you’ll do when you start planning your wedding. Venues are always in high demand, so tend to get booked up way in advance. This means that if you don’t want to have a rather limited choice, you need to start researching as soon as you decide on a date. Since Indian weddings involve several wedding events, you may need to book more than one venue. Today however, I am going to be looking at a wedding ceremony and reception venue called Castleton Farms.

Castleton Farms is situated in East Tennesse, United States – surrounded by breathtaking mountains. If you aren’t getting married in America or thinking about having destination wedding, it is worth scrolling through the below photos anyway – partly because they are absolutely gorgeous and partly because they can give you an idea of what options are available to you.

Depending on what time of year you are getting married you may be choosing between having an indoor or outdoor wedding. The good news is you can often find a venue that can cater for both.

A popular option, is to have your ceremony outside and then to have your wedding reception in a Marquis. This way you get the best of both worlds, because you get to have part of your wedding in sun and part of it undercover later in the day as it gets colder. If you do decide to go the indoor route, pick a venue with large grounds and go all out with your venue decorations.

The below photos of Castleton Farms will give you an idea of what can be achieved in both an indoor and outdoor wedding. I’m sure you’ll agree, that both options are absolutely fabulous when done right!

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Website: http://castletonfarms.com/

Indian Wedding Decor Ideas With Kismet Event Design

One of the wonderful things about choosing a wedding venue is being able to transform it and enthuse your own taste and personality into it. Depending on the type of venue you choose (you have to bear in mind that there may be limitations), you can treat it like a blank canvas and fill it up with decorations that you love.

Below I am going to look at the various floral Indian wedding decor options available to you, because after all, nothing says romance like flowers!

Floral Decor

Floral Decor is always a lovely option. Flowers are a wonderful way of enthusing colour into your chosen venue and can be particularly effective if you either coordinate or contrast the colour scheme with your outfit. Otherwise, You may choose to have floral bouquets that contain your favourite colours. These bouquets can be held or placed around the room in vases.

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As well as the more common centrepieces and bouquets, there are many innovative things that you can do with a floral theme when it comes to Indian wedding decor. Flower curtains or flowers hung vertically from the ceiling make for beautiful photo backgrounds and add a fairytale-esque feel to your big day.

Indian Wedding Decor Ideas With Kismet Event DesignOf course the use of flowers as decoration does not need to be restricted to the wedding reception, they can also be used during the wedding ceremony to decorate your mandeep. Being surrounding by flowers will create a breathtaking setting for you are your significant other to become husband and wife.

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If you want to go for something a bit more creative, then floral sculptures are a great way to go. They are eye-catching and add a bit of fun and cuteness, as is the case with the adorable floral elephant below.

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As for centrepieces, whether you want them on the table or dotted around the room, you do not need to stick to bouquets or vases, but can instead choose something more artistic to really give the room a certain flourish.

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If you do decide to go down the vase route, then you can have a lot of fun with this too. Depending on your aesthetic, you can either go for tall or short vases to help make your wedding tables look fantastic. A problem with tall vases is that they can be slightly less social than small ones because they can make it more difficult for guests sitting opposite each other to chit chat. As you can see in the below photo, tall vases do create a rather fabulous, awe-inspiring look though.

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If you want something a little more subtle then short floral centrepieces can look really elegant. They can be used to create a more intimate feel and mean that everyone around the table can be clearly seen.

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All of the photos used in this post were from Kismet Event Design. Kismet Event Design specialises in wedding decor including bountiful florals, custom made backdrops and draping. With a team of dedicated design experts, they will work with you to transform your chosen wedding venue into an enchanting environment that will leave you and your guests speechless.

Check out their website for more stunning Indian wedding decor ideas: http://kismeteventdesign.com/

The bride and groom featured here are Nilay and Tina Patel, who got married on 28th November 2015 at Orange County Hyatt. The photographs are by Greycard Photography.

 

Asian Wedding Photography by Sachi Anand

For those of you lucky brides-to-be who are at the very start of your journey and still have a whole wedding to plan, here’s hoping that you can get some inspiration from the beautiful wedding of Megha and Gautam. The wedding was captured in stunning style by Sachi Anand Photography.

Sachi Anand is a Philadelphia based photographer, who travels nationwide to photograph weddings. Sachi specialises in wedding, engagement, pre-wedding event and (even) proposal photography, so you can have your entire wedding journey catalogued! This means that anyone planning a big fat Asian wedding, including an engagement, haldi, sangeet, mehendi, baraat, wedding and reception ceremony, can rest assured that your Asian wedding photography needs can be met.  

Sachi’s goal is to capture each moment of a wedding in a timeless way and to take photos that clearly show the love and happiness shared by the couple.

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Asian Wedding Photography by Sachi Anand

Asian Wedding Photography by Sachi Anand

Asian Wedding Photography by Sachi Anand

I really love the elephant theme. Both the sculptures and the elephant embroidery on the mandeep is a great detail, which adds a bit of fun and cuteness to the wedding photos!

See more beautiful photos by Sachi Anand Photography: http://www.sachianandphotography.com/