Have Your Dream Wedding With One Atlantic Events

Many of us dream about our fairytale weddings long before we find mister right and agree to tie the knot. But imagining what we want our wedding to be like and then actually having to plan our real life Indian weddings are two very different things. For one thing there are lots of things to consider that never even enter our imaginings as little girls. For example, logistics and finances become a huge dictator of what your Indian wedding will look like.

Plan Your Dream Wedding With One Atlantic Events

Perhaps one of the most difficult things to plan for is your wedding venue. This is because you have the challenge of finding a venue that can accommodate your catering needs, have the right amount and kind of space to fit all your guests, for it to be beautiful and fit in your budget. This is of course before you consider that your Indian wedding venue hunt needs to start a long-time before your actual wedding because weddings get booked up so early. So you also need to have some idea of guest numbers.


You can sometimes have to visit dozens of wedding venues before you find one that fits your requirements and fulfils your vision of your dream wedding.


One wedding venue that we think is just gorgeous and would be totally magical for an Indian wedding is One Atlantic Events. Based in Atlantic City, you can have that beautiful by the water wedding that everyone dreams of when they think of a picture perfect wedding. The expert planners at One Atlantic Events will work closely with you to help turn your dream wedding into a reality. They will ensure that every detail is tailored to your vision to give you a truly spectacular day to remember.

Plan Your Dream Wedding With One Atlantic Events

In addition, One Atlantic can cater for whatever wedding you want whether it is one seeped in Indian traditions, an intimate wedding with a few close family and friends or a typical big fat Indian wedding, they will make sure your childhood vision is adhered to.

Plan Your Dream Wedding With One Atlantic Events

Find out more about One Atlantic Events: http://oneatlanticevents.com/

Indian Wedding Catering

Now we all know that one of the most important (and definitely the tastiest part) of a big fat Indian wedding is the food. Once the pre-wedding events and the wedding ceremony is over and done with, attention quite rightly turns to the food. After all, it wouldn’t be much of an Indian event without a seriously mouth-watering spread of food.

Three things you will always find a lot of at a Hindu Indian wedding are fried food, butter, and sugar. The exact dishes however tend to vary depending on the part of India that the bride, groom and their families are from.

Indian Wedding Catering

South Indian Hindu weddings are generally vegetarian, but will serve a plethora of different treats on typically – a banana leaf! You’ll find rice dishes accompanied by daal, dosa and adlis that seem to be never ending, which I promise you, you will be thankful for because South Indian wedding food is delicious!

Indian Wedding Catering

North Indian wedding food by contrast features tons of meat dishes involving chicken, lamb and spices. If you are attending a coastal wedding, don’t be surprised if you find fish dishes on the menu too!

Now for the best part of the meal – dessert! No matter which customs and traditions are being practiced, you can always expect to find halva. Types of halva you’re likely to come across are Moong Daal Halva and carrot and almond halva. You are also guaranteed to find some Barfi since it is a household favourite across India and comes in many different flavours and is nice and easy to make.

Indian Wedding Catering

If you are wondering whom you can possibly find to provide these heavenly dishes for your own big fat Indian wedding, check out A&T Indian Catering, which consists of Aashirwad, Tamarind Indian Cuisine and Bombay Café. A&T Catering is a premier caterer that has been delighting stateside customers for over 13 years.

See more of A&T Catering’s delicious dishes: http://aashirwadrestaurant.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pg/AashirwadTamarind/

Get Wedding Ready With Asian Divas

If you are looking for a qualified and experienced bridal makeup artist, Sanam Mahtani of Asian Divas definitely fits the bill. She is a bridal makeup specialist who is licensed in cosmetology and has been trained by famous Bollywood makeup artists. She has also gained valuable experience with MAC, Bobbi Brown, YSL, Armani, Chanel and last but certainly not least Inglot.

Get Wedding Ready With Asian Divas

For those who choose the services of Asian Divas they don’t just get the benefit of a professional makeup artist, but of an all round stylist. Sanam Mahtani is experienced in makeup artistry including but not limited to airbrush makeup, the application of false eyelashes, hair extensions, threading and nail art. Sure can also ensure that your saree is draped as best as it possibly can be and that your hair is on point.

Get Wedding Ready With Asian Divas

If you are unsure they can cater to your skin tone you can rest assured. Asian Divas are used to working with a variety of skin tones and conditions. No matter whether you have blemishes, scars, redness and white, dark or olive skin they use professional makeup brands and techniques to make sure you look radiant. You also do not need to be concerned about have an over the top of fake makeup look because Asian Divas are skilled at matching your skin tone to the right foundation – so you will not come out look orange or cakey!


Asian Divas also caters for sweet sixteen’s, engagements, baby showers, parties, proms, special events and photo shoots at a location of your choosing.

Get Wedding Ready With Asian Divas

Find out more about Asian Divas:

Website: http://asndivas.blogspot.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sanamasiandivas
Twitter: @sanamasiandivas

Nik Thakar’s Photo-Journalistic Asian Wedding Photography

What makes Nik Thakar Photography stand out is their slick photo-journalistic style, which ensures that the raw emotions on display at a wedding are artfully captured. For it isn’t possible to truly capture the spirit of a wedding without capturing candid shots that take people unaware.

Nik Thakar’s Photo-Journalistic Asian Wedding Photography

It is of course a must to have those all important portrait shots and it is also lovely to be able to have some staged photos setup against a beautiful backdrop. However if this is all your wedding album consists of it would represent a fairly superficial look at your wedding.

Luckily, Nik Thakar is adept at capturing both kinds of photos and their specialty is to capture amazing moments and beautiful couple portraits.

Nik Thakar’s Photo-Journalistic Asian Wedding Photography

Thakar is a professional Indian wedding photographer who specialises in Asian, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and English wedding photography. With a wealth of professional photography experience behind him, Nik is able to illustrate every couples unique wedding story, by seeking to capture those natural moments as they unfold and clicking shutter as tear begin to fall, embraces are shared and people are unaware they are being photographed. This results in a rich tapestry of composition and emotion.

Nik Thakar’s Photo-Journalistic Asian Wedding Photography

Nik understand that your wedding day is an incredibly special time in your life and that capturing the little moments such as the bride getting ready for the day is just as interesting as the wedding ceremony itself because each image can be a key into knowing how each person is feeling throughout the day.

Nik Thakar’s Photo-Journalistic Asian Wedding Photography

Nik will tailor his photography to his guests and document the fun and humour present during the pre-wedding ceremonies as well as the wedding ceremony.

Find out more about Nik Thakar Photography: http://www.nikthakar.com/

Huqa Live is Using Virtual Reality to Disrupt the Asian Wedding Industry

While we may not overtly realise, technology has been gradually changing the wedding industry for decades. Whether this has been due to innovations in fashion, transport or photography, Asian weddings are now bigger and better than ever.

Now there is another piece of technology, which is making waves in the Asian wedding industry, all thanks to virtual reality. Virtual reality is essentially a type of film that when watched through a viewer creates a 360 view of an image, film or video game which immerses you in the environment, making you feel like you are there.

Virtual reality is still in the fairly early stages of innovation and people are still experimenting with it and pushing boundaries. One such example of this is Huqa Live, a wedding photography and video company which is now offering their clients the chance to have their wedding dance filmed with virtual reality technology.

How does it work?

A camera is set up in the middle of the dancefloor and the bride and groom and wedding guests dance around or near the camera. The footage is then edited down and the team rig a number of virtual reality cameras around the dancefloor area, which all swivel round to simulate human movement.

The end result

Once the finished product is ready, the couple are actually able to relive that part of their wedding through the help of a headset, a virtual reality compatible device such as an Android phone or Samsung Galaxy and a good pair of headphones.

This will transport you back onto the dancefloor as you are able to walk round your room and see yourself surrounded by all you wedding guest, with your DJ set playing in the background.

Until now, couples have relived their wedding through videos and photo albums and while these are both wonderful capsules from what is a very special time in your life, with the help of virtual reality you are able to feel fully transported back to that night and immerse yourself in the atmosphere.

As virtual reality develops further and becomes more widely used and accessible, I am sure the possibilities of what can be done with it will keep expanding and eventually who knows, you may be able to relieve the entirety of your sangeet! Until then, this is an incredibly special memento from your wedding day – after all the dancing is the most fun part, so doesn’t want to be able to do that again and again?!

While I am unable to share a 360 Dancefloor video with you, take a look at the below videos to get a sense of the cinematic journey you can expect from Huqa Films.

In order to tell the story of RaeRay in beautiful and cinematic way, Huqa Live included a poetic element and remixed the orchestra from the barat section to create a lively vibe.

To tell the Grand Story of Mohammad & Mashal they also mixed in music and peom to create a romantic and lively tone, but also added in colour depth to result in a more rich and cinematic feel.

V.R compatible device and a “Google Cardboard” to experience it. For those of you who have a V.R compatible device and a “Google Cardboard” you can view a sample of their 360 Dance floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piq1caRO9-U / https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1109213595836185&id=727313620692853

Watch this space for more fantastic Videos from Huqa Live and find out more information about them: http://www.huqalive.com/videos.html

How to select the right bridal hair and makeup artist for you

With so many different hair and makeup vendors, most of who have a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them to choose from, how do you possibly begin to choose, let alone successfully narrow down the best one for you?

Below are some handy tips!

1. Decide which wedding events you would like to have professional hair and makeup done.

You may decide that you will only have your hair and makeup done at certain events to help keep the cost down or that if your events are quite close together you will keep the same look. Whatever you decide to do, it is a good idea to figure it out before you start talking to or meeting with different beauty vendors. It could be that there are some who are specialised in creating unique looks for each of the different wedding ceremonies, in which case it could help you narrow down the pack more quickly and easily.

How to select the right bridal hair and makeup artist for you

2. Filter according to budget

This may seem like a really obvious one, but it can be easy to forget when you are being bombarded by beautiful, flawless images. It you have a strict budget that you need to adhere to, you should discount those who aren’t able to meet your budget from the outset because this will save you lots of time and potentially a look of uming and aring.

3. Never underestimate the value of referrals

A great way of checking whether a particular vendor is worth considering can be based on whether they come well recommended. Being able to get an honest opinion straight from a former-client can be extremely useful. In addition, if you see an image of a bride whose look you absolutely adore, find out which makeup artist and hairstylist was responsible.

How to select the right bridal hair and makeup artist for you

4. Use Pinterest and Instagram to select and keep track of your favourites

Remember to search for hashtags to find different bridal photos. This is actually a great way of finding all vendors and not just hair and makeup ones. Lots of vendors now use specific as well as more general hashtags to make them easier to find. Ms Painted Lady for instance uses dallasmakeupartist and dallamua so that she can be found by local brides. If you are using Pinterest, remember to make your own boards to keep track of your pins, which can also come from Instagram. Having them all in well-labelled boards will make the different looks much easier to sort through at the end.

Do be aware though, especially when using Instagram that photos can often be heavily edited, so try searching for the nofilter and noedit hashtags. In addition, always ask them to send you a copy of the original so you can get a closer look.

5. Always check for consistency

Make sure you look through as many of the vendors looks as you can because you don’t want to find they are only good at doing one specific look when you are in fact looking for multiple looks for your various wedding events.

How to select the right bridal hair and makeup artist for you

6. Seek out the type of vendor who will listen to what you want

You may find that you really don’t know what kind of look you want or would suit you best, so you therefore need some direction and advice. Nonetheless, what you don’t want is someone who will create the look they want and brush over your opinions. You need someone who will tread a good balance between suggesting ideas and listening to your desires and trying to create a look that encompasses these.

7. Check for professionalism

If you contact a vendor and they give you a quote over Facebook or text, alarm bells should be ringing. You need someone who shows the utmost professionalism every step of the way, because if they don’t, they could well be the nightmare story of the makeup artist who turned up an hour late or sent a stand-in at last minute. Look out for makeup artists and hair stylists who provide detailed information about what you can expect from the process.

How to select the right bridal hair and makeup artist for you

Ms Painted Lady provides a quote on first point of contact, goes through the booking policy and shares information about the makeup trial. For the second stage of the process they set up a phone consultation to discuss details and make sure you are on the same page so to speak.

I hope these tips help you choose the write hair and makeup artist, who will effortlessly take you from a bride-to-be to a bride and finally, to a wife.

Ritu Hair N Makeup Offers The Complete Indian Wedding Package

Together, Ritu and Shalu Bajwa make up Ritu Hair N Makeup, a company, which specialises in bridal, editorial and party makeup and hairstyling.


Ritu Bajwa has a strong professional training background (a license in cosmetology and a degree in fashion designing) and has years of solid practical experience in the industry. Ritu aims to highlight the most beautiful features of her client’s face by applying ‘perfect colour matching a tone’. This aim is the same no matter what type of makeup she is doing be it bridal, editorial, airbrush or photoshoot makeup.

Ritu is able to boost of working with award winning photographers, acclaimed couture designers, models, artists and bridal parties. She vast experience has given her exposure to a range of different brands and products and is therefore well placed for creating the best look for your complexion.


Shalu Bajwa similarly has a strong professional training background, having trained as a makeup and hair stylist, as well as being a licensed Esthetician for the last twelve years. Her practical experience involves working with designers such as Vikram Phadnis and Shekhar Rahate. In addition she has created hair and makeup looks for bridal magazines, fashion shows and commercials, to name a few.

With this shared wealth of knowledge and experience, you can be sure that they know how to create your dream bridal look by accounting for individual facial structure and skin tone. You will not however just receive a hair and makeup session but will also be offered some first class advise, as they always give clients tips on skin care regimes and techniques for applying everyday makeup to achieve a natural beauty if asked.


You can rest assured that what they will not do is run full stream ahead and create your bridal look for you, instead they will listen to your needs and requirements to help you achieve the look that you want. The final look is guaranteed to be flawless and most importantly photo-ready, so you look radiant in all your wedding photos.

Find out more about Ritu Hair N Makeup: http://www.ritumakeupnhairartist.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ritumakeupnhairartist-688001144593402/

Henna Cafe’s Artistic Henna Designs

Henna is both an art form and a form of artistic expression. Henna is not only aesthetically beautiful, but also holds meaning and tradition as well. This in my opinion is what makes it so special. In addition to this, because henna can be customised to the individual in can take on another layer of meaning as symbols and images close to them can be added. Art does not get much more personal than that.

Manisha Trivedi of Henna Cafe is a self taught henna artist who loves to create this those aforementioned customised designs for each of her clients. Her unique style consists of blending the traditional with Arabic influences and is one that she has meticulously honed over the last 13 years of creating her elegant henna designs.

Henna Cafe's Artistic Henna Designs

Henna Cafe can create bridal henna, henna tattoos and henna party designs, so for those of you wondering if you can sport a beautiful henna design even if you’re not getting married, check out Henna Cafe. What’s more if you have loved one or a friend who you think would enjoy their own henna experience, you can buy them a gift card to use when they wish.

Henna Cafe uses 100% organic henna powder and aromatherapy essential oils to create a beautiful rich and long lasting colour. The Henna Cafe team has catered to small intimate events as well as to 2,000 capacity concert venues, so for whatever reason you have for wanting to have henna done, you can rest assured they’ve probably catered to a similar event already!

Anyway, enough about the ins and outs, feast your eyes on some more gorgeous Henna Cafe designs:

Henna Cafe's Artistic Henna Designs

Henna Cafe's Artistic Henna Designs

Henna Cafe's Artistic Henna Designs

For more information you can email: info@hennacafe.com or call on 617-431-4115

Website : www.hennacafe.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/manishahennacafe
Reviews : www.weddingwire.com/hennacafe
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