Finally! Vijay weds Amala Paul!

director Vijay and Actress Amala Paul

 

Actress Amala Paul, who is set to marry Tamil filmmaker Vijayon June 12, has roped in two of the country’s well known designers Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi Mukherjee to design her wedding outfits.

While Indian’s famous Fashion designer Anita Dongre will design Amala Paul’s engagement gown, the bride’s wedding reception outfit will be a creation by Mukherjee.

“For the ring engagement ceremony on June 7 in Kochi, Amala Paul will be seen in Anita Dongre’s white gown. It has been specially ordered for the occasion. On the same evening, she will be seen in a traditional lehenga,” a close friend of the family said.

“For the wedding, which is on June 12, Amala Paul will be draped in a Kanchivaram sari and later in the evening during the reception party, she will slip into Sabyasachi’s creation and wear a specially ordered diamond necklace to go with it,” the friend added.

The engagement ceremony is expected to be attended only by the couple’s close knit family, whereas the wedding and reception will be graced by special guests from the southern film industry.

In 2011, Amala Paul and Vijay fell in love on the sets of Tamil drama Deiva Thirumagal, directed by the latter. Since then they have been dating each other.

Finally, after such a long love story takes a new turn . Vijay weds Amala Paul.

Post wedding, Amala is likely to stop acting as she wants to settle down and have a family.She is currently wrapping up shooting for Malayalam film Mili, while Vijay is awaiting the release of his latest Tamil directorial Saivam.

– See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/tabloid/sabyasachi-anita-dongre-to-design-amala-paul-s-wedding-outfits/article1-1220779.aspx#sthash.aXCjRvLP.dpuf

Congratulations : Rani and Aditya !

Congratulations to the Indian film director, producer and screenwriter Aditya Chopra finally tied the knot with Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji this year in April. After many family members, friends and fans were eagerly waiting for these two love birds, Rani and Aditya to get married, they finally announced to the world that they had a private ceremony. This was not a surprise as these two are known to keep their relationship away from the public. But the couple had been dating for two years and it was about time they exchanged vows.

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Official statements revealed, “We are happy to announce that Mr. Aditya Chopra and Ms. Rani Mukerji got married last night on April 21,2014 in Italy. The wedding was a very small intimate affair with very close family and friends.”

They had a formal church wedding followed by a romantic traditional wedding in Italy, with a pundit flown down especially for it. Aditya wore traditional dhoti-kurta, whilst Rani donned a traditional red Banarasi saree.

A close friend to the family said, “Aditya knew that Rani and her family wanted a traditional Bengali wedding, so all rituals were completely Bengali.” How sweet!

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The newly wed Mrs.Chopra announces, “I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and blessings have been part of my journey all these years.”

“It was a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside with just a few of our close family and friends with us. I have always believed in fairy-tales and with God’s grace my life has been exactly like one, and now as I enter the most important chapter of my life – the fairy-tale continues,” she added.

Even Kajol on Koffee with Karan was asked in the rapid fire round, “If you were to ask the following people one thing what would you ask?” For Rani (her cousin) she answered, “When are you getting married, even I would like to know.” Well, finally we all have the answer.

We wish Rani and Aditya all the best in their new married life and a happily ever after 🙂

Grand Indian Weddings : ‘More Than 100 Crore’

Indians are famous for throwing ‘big fat weddings’ but there are some affluent families out there who have truly lived up to the title.  In particular, there have been massive industrialists who have crossed the 1000 crore mark. Insane right?!

Mallika Reddy weds Siddarth Reddy(over 1000 Crore)

Although not as big as the Mittal weddings, Hyderabad-based industrialist G.V. Krishna Reddy, also gave his daughter a fairytale wedding. Mallika married Siddharth Reddy, son of the Indu Group, in 2011. It was like nothing Hyderabad city has ever seen, with famous faces of Bollywood, business, fashion and politics attending including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the reception in New Delhi.

The special guests received solitaire rings and sarees designed by renowned fashion designers with their wedding invite. Additionally, they got the super talented designers Abu Jai and Sandeep  Khosla to design their mandap which was covered with red velvet and zardosi work.

What’s more is the venue had chandeliers which were decorated with hundreds of real jasmine.

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Sushanto Roy Weds Richa Roy & Seemanto Roy Weds Chandni Toor (Over 500 Crore)

Sahara Owner Subrato Roys’s son and Daughter got married on the same day and the same city : 10th February 2004 , Lucknow. The entire city of Lucknow was lit up and decorated like it was a festival going on. More than 50,000 poor people as well as beggars were severed food in the joy and happiness of Sushanto Roy- Richa Roy & Seemanto Roy-Chandni Toor’s grand Indian wedding.

There were about 11,000 guests that attended the wedding ; they were served more than 110 dishes on the grand wedding day that included Bengali , Italian , Chinese , Lebanese,Korean , American , English,etc. The food and catering for the big event was handled by Chef Hemant Oberoi and his trustworthy team from the Taj Groups of Hotels. Famous Indian choreographer Shamak Davar’s group,Famenco dancers , tap dancers and classical ballet dancers performed and entertained the guest along with live music played by the British Symphony Orchestra.

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Shristi Mittal Weds Gulraj Behl (Over 500 crores)

Just when you thought Lakshmi Mittal threw the lushest wedding, the younger Mittal went and gave his daughter an even bigger ,fatter and grand wedding in December 2013.

Shristi Mittal married Gulraj Behl in Barcelona, Spain after a three day wedding ceremony. Helicopters surrounded the venue to take aerial pictures of the special occasion. Water jets and lights danced to ‘Chariots of Fire’ and Michelin star chef, Sergi Arola was in charge of the feasts accompanied by two hundreds chefs from India, Thailand and Spain. Of course they also had a six tiered 60 kg cake and dazzling fireworks to conclude the celebrations.

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Vanisha Mittal weds Amit Bhatia (Over 200 crores)

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal spent over Rs. 220 crores for his daughter’s wedding to banker, Amit Bhatia in 2004.The engagement was at the Palace of Versailles and the wedding ceremony was held in Chateau Vaux le Victome in France, with the guests and best Indian chefs flown down in private jets.The wedding celebrations went on for 6 days!

Grand fireworks took place on the Eiffel tower for the reception, Kylie Minogue performed as well as B-town stars like Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar. The lavish celebration also had Javed Akhtar write a special play based on the couple’s love story, performed by the Mittal family.

Vanisha was seen looking stunning in a red and gold lehenga designed by Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani

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Share Wedding Photos For A Chance To Win A £50 Voucher

Looking to share wedding photos for others to see one the happiest days/weeks of your life? You can show the world how a wedding should be done and inspire brides-to-be for their wedding at the same time. Think about how many wedding photos you must have looked at whilst planning your big day, or if you didn’t, how much do you wish you had or that someone was there to help you?! Unless of course you already had your dream wedding all planned out since you were in primary school….but most of us are clueless!

So if you are looking to help brides or simply share your ‘big fat asian wedding’ photos with others, Strand of Silk is offering you a chance to win a *£50 voucher to use on their website (*For every bride who submits their wedding they will be entered into a weekly draw with a chance to win a £50 voucher – winner announced on Twitter and voucher emailed directly).

Share Wedding Photos Strand of Silk Voucher

Strand of Silk is one of Big Fat Asian Wedding’s favourite online retailers for contemporary Indian fashion. They offer the latest collections from some of the best Indian fashion designers who have sensibilities that appeal to a wide range of audiences.

If you are feeling extra helpful, you could always give some wedding advice by providing a list of your wedding suppliers as well as top tips for brides. There’s no doubt that you have gained a lot of knowledge in the area of wedding planning, so why not take out a few minutes to guide other brides in need!

Indian Wedding Playlist

Like I’ve said before, there is nothing like an Indian wedding. We Indians like to go all out with multiple celebrations, lots of food and most importantly never-ending music and dance!

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There is so much pressure to satisfy the big crowd at weddings, especially when it comes to music. This is why choosing your indian wedding playlist carefully should be a top priority! But there are too many songs worthy of being played…. where to begin?! If you are looking for some help with your indian wedding playlist or just simply love Bollywood music, here are popular (old and recent) songs from 8tracks which will surely get people on the dancefloor, enjoy!

Beauty Tip of the Week: 5 Hair Care Tips From Shahnaz Husain

If you have been making the recommended Homemade Face Mask For a Wedding Glow and Super Skin Juice, you’ve hopefully seen a massive skin improvement. But just like skin care is important for beauty, hair care is equally vital for thick and lustrous hair.

Beauty guru Shahnaz Husain knows what she is talking about when giving advice for skin and hair. So if you find that you are experiencing hair loss, dryness or lack of shine follow these 5 top hair care tips from Shahnaz Husain

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Shahnaz Husain Hair Care Tips

1. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day will not only keep you hydrated but also aid vital parts and functions of the body, including your precious hair!

2. Henna Pack with Lemon, Coffee, Egg, Oil and Curd for hair growth

  • Add 4 tsp lemon juice, 4 tsp coffee powder, 2 raw eggs, 2 tsp oil and some curd to henna or mehendi powder.
  • Mix well, into a paste
  • Use this pack 3 times a month for soft and lustrous hair

3. Coconut oil leaves your hair soft and shiny

  • Heat pure coconut oil and apply it to the scalp and hair at least once a week.
  • Dip a towel in hot water and tie it around the hair like a turban.
  • Leave it on for 5 minutes to help the oil be absorbed better into scalp
  • Leave oil on for a few hours, or overnight for best results
  • Wash it out

4. Finding your hair very dry and full of dandruff? Lemon juice + Coconut oil will work wonders

  • Apply hair with coconut oil and leave overnight.
  • The next day, apply lemon juice on the scalp and wash off after 30 minutes.

5. With all the running around to prepare for your wedding keeping your hair tied and out of your face is necessary but tying your hair too tightly can cause damage and lead to hair breakage – so be sure to tie it loosely!

And I will add a *BONUS TIP* to the vital hair care tips: Get at least 7-8 hours of beauty sleep every night because stress combined with lack of sleep can result in hair loss and damage!

Weddinghour : Wedding Inspiration on Twitter

Social media, Facebook and Twitter in particular, has become a massive part of our daily lives. Even while working, watching tv or on holiday we can’t resist the urge to keep up with the latest happenings – it is an addiction that most of us can’t deny.

So if you are a bride searching for wedding suppliers, Indian wedding outfits and venues there is something out there that allows you to sit back, relax and spend time on your beloved social network whilst gathering inspiration and advice from 1000’s of professional wedding suppliers all over the world!

The Wedding Affair (@weddingaffair) has created #weddinghour on Twitter – an inspirational wedding hour particulary for brides, suppliers and venues all over the world, every Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm.

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This #weddinghour is your opportunity to do research and plan your wedding. It’s an hour of fun and inspiration – don’t be afraid to ask questions!

If you are a wedding supplier or venue this hour is beneficial as it will not only help you gain new followers, but also get your name out there. Use this hour to promote your brand, answer questions and make new friends by retweeting and following other companies – great way to network and build brand name. *TIP* Ask questions to get engagement!

How does it work?

  1. Be on your Twitter account between 9pm and 10pm on Wednesday nights.
  2. Type #weddinghour into the search bar at the top right of Twitter (to see everyone joining in).
  3. Click on ‘All’ Tweets, so you can see everyone who is tweeting #weddinghour rather than just the people you already follow.
  4. Start tweeting your message (not forgetting to include #weddinghour) or simply sit back and follow #weddinghour and see what wedding businesses are tweeting about – ask questions, for advice and gain inspiration!
  5. Enjoy!

See you at 9pm on Wednesday…

Beauty Tip of the Week : Super Skin Juice

Keeping your skin flawless and radiant for your wedding day is a must, especially since all eyes will be on you! But with all the stress of planning this joyous day it is hard to make time for skincare, right? Well, skin specialist Dr. Bindu Sthalekar has a quick solution for this – a delicious juice which is healthy and easy to make!

Dr Sthalekhar believes that “everyone is beautiful from inside! MY role is to help it find its way outside!”

So whether you are getting married or simply looking to take care of your skin, follow this beauty tip of the week for a fabulous glow. *BEST RESULTS* if taken with breakfast!

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[color-box]Super Skin Juice Recipe

Beetroot, peeled and diced – 1/2 medium
Tomato, quartered – 1 medium
Carrot, peeled and diced – 1 medium
spinach leaves – 2 to 3
Coriander leaves – 2 to 3 sprigs
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Watch Dr Sthalekhar’s useful video showing how to make this ‘beauty tip of the week’ skin cleansing juice. Have a great day!