Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dresses

A brides wedding experience should be the most beautiful time in her life. However preparing for it is anything but beautiful!

Stressed Out Searching For Wedding Dresses

So how can this bridezilla time of your life be made more peaceful? Apart from finding the venue, caterer, photographer etc, finding the perfect wedding dresses for the medley of wedding functions is the main priority for most Asian brides. At the end of the day, the main aim is to look drop dead gorgeous during your wedding!

After cutting down the ridiculously long list of ‘things to do’ to just wedding dresses, we still haven’t made life easy. An Asian bride has to consider the style, material, colour, cut, embroidery, amongst other things – and this is not just for the wedding trousseau, but also for the many other functions. This is surely overwhelming for any bride!.

Where to get inspiration? Bridal magazines, shows, exhibitions, Bollywood weddings and finally blogs like Big Fat Asian Wedding are a good starting point!

The Search: It is important to start your search with an open-mind as there are endless choices out there. You may have your mind set on a certain colour or style but you will be surprised how quickly that can change.The most important thing is to wear what you feel beautiful in, whether it is in fashion right now or not. As Yves Saint Laurent said:

“Fashion fades, style is eternal”.

So don’t be afraid to have your own style – be bold and unique!

You may also have your mind set on a colour/style that you have seen look fabulous on someone else, but this can be disastrous. It is extremely important to wear wedding dresses that complements your body and to choose colours that suit your skin complexion. But of course we are not always the best judges of ourselves, so take your close friends and family to the shops and ask for their true opinions. Just go with a fresh mind and try on all the different options, you may be surprised with better options.

Stay calm: For this process to go as smoothly as possible, you must remain calm and not lose hope!! It can be a very long process, but your search will ultimately come to an end and you will undoubtedly look stunning in your wedding dresses. Just make sure you start your search with a fresh mind and explore all your options!

Indian Wedding Photos: Nish Weds Nancy in India

The wedding day is one of the most special days in a woman’s life. Indian weddings consist of a colourful medley of Indian wedding ceremonies, resulting in memories that last a lifetime. Brides share some of their special moments with us and these beautiful pictures have been sent to us under the pseudonym of Nancy. These beautiful photos depict the different stages of the wedding and we hope you enjoy this colourful journey!

I have picked out my favourites and put them here!

Indian Wedding Photos | Mehendi

Indian Wedding Photos | Beautiful Decoration

Indian Wedding Photos | Love the hanging detailing

Indian Wedding Photos | Traditional Puja Thali

Indian Wedding Photos | Beautiful Jewellery

Indian Wedding Photos | This is from the Pandal - see the hanging figures?

Indian Wedding Photos | So Elegant

Indian Wedding Photos | Stage for the musical evening

Indian Wedding Photos | Love the Jewellery

Indian Wedding Photos | Traditional Puja Ceremony

 

I hope these photos have given you an insight into the various ceremonies of Indian weddings, and inspired you to plan your own wedding. Think outside the box whilst planning your wedding and make sure your photos are infused with plenty of creativity and vibrancy! Whether it is intricate mehendi or Indian wedding decorations, your Indian photos should aptly capture the spirit and energy of the wedding.

If you would like us to write about your wedding or someone else that you may know, please do let us know and we will be happy to publish your images!

Beauty Tips For Wedding Glow

A girl’s wedding day is supposed to be the most important day of her life; therefore it is vital to look your ultimate best on this special day. From achieving flawless skin, to fitting into your wedding attire and looking fabulous, you will need to start your beauty regime ASAP. Here are some valuable beauty tips:

– Pamper yourself with monthly facials and skin treatments

– Get your beauty sleep (at least 7-8 hours)

– Use natural remedies like turmeric, sandalwood and honey to make a face pack. Or try this home-made Face Glow Oil

– Maintain a healthy diet as this plays an important role in giving your skin that beautiful shine, keep you looking slim and increase energy levels.

Fruits and vegetables should be incorporated into your daily diet plan.

– Go for monthly hair spa treatments to get soft silky hair

– Drink 4-5 cups of green tea daily for flawless skin and to increase metabolism rate

– Daily exercise: Read an article by Vogue India ‘Be the fittest bride’ for great tips on keeping fit

Bollywood Beauty Tips:

Bollywood Beauty Tips

Aishwarya Rai: Drinks a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily to maintain her radiant skin

Katrina Kaif: She believes that food plays an important role– she avoids carbohydrates and eats food rich in iron, vitamins and proteins. “You need to see that the products that you use are of the best quality”.

She also believes that beauty comes from within. If you feel good from inside you will look good as well.

Deepika Padukone: “My daily skincare regime includes moisturiser with SPF during the day. At night, I remove whatever little makeup I wear and then apply hydrating cream. Also, plenty of water, balanced meals, regular workouts and adequate sleep figure on my must have list”

Most importantly, do not stress out about the above, because at the end of the day stress will only take you back to square one. Keep calm and be fabulous!