Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wedding Mehendi Designs

Indian weddings are incomplete without mehendi. Getting your hands decorated with enticing mehendi design will make you perfectly suited for any occasion. The mehendi ceremony is one of the most fun-filled and glamorous pre-wedding occasions in India. Considered as one of the oldest wedding traditions the mehendi ceremony usually takes place a day or two prior to the wedding. The traditional designs of mehendi have become more ornamental with people getting more and more creative.  

1.      TheRaja and Rani

The Raja Rani motif is a very common element in Indian bridal mehendi designs. Baroque patterns will be drawn throughout the design for the faces of the Raja and Rani to stand out. This pattern actually showcases the artwork of the king and queen from the Mughal era. 

1.      ThePeacock Passion

The graceful and dazzling peacock design is used with most Indian bridal apparels like bindis, lehengas etc. The peacock design with elaborate feathers can be easily integrated into other motifs and floral patterns. But, the grace of the peacock’s long neck and beautiful feathers is surely mesmerising.

2.      TheFloral Pattern

The patterns with flowers can be worn with any bridal attire because it is a neutral motif. The pattern is completely floral and astounding.  The design incorporates tiny leaves that flow through the brides long fingers and a large flower design is shaded to create the depth. The design looks delicate with the petals and vines of various sizes.

3.      TheElephant Motif

The mehendi which features elephant is considered as one of the favourite designs among brides in Indian. The elephant design is unique and different from all other common motifs such as peacocks and floral patterns. The curvy and swirly patterns add a distinct flair to the design, keeping the feet decorated, but not to such an extent that the elephants go unnoticed.

This architectural design is inspired from the designs that we can find at the Mughal palace. This design focuses mainly on split and chequered pattern. The paisleys and petals on the wrist and fingers are pretty eye catching.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning out an Indian wedding is a stressful task, especially when it is a multi-day affair. But you can definitely ease the stress by preparing a systematic Weddingplanning checklist. You might have dealt with some of the hardest decisions for your wedding i.e. arranging the venue, caterer, guest list etc. Months of planning is required to execute a wedding fruitfully. Wedding checklist will help to ease your stress.
v  This is the time to work out your budget for the wedding. Determine the amount of money you’ve to spend, considering the contributions from your family and your own.
v  The next step is to confirm the date of the wedding and the venue. Decide the locations to conduct the ceremony and reception in advance.
v  Bookings have to be done in advance: Venue, Catering, Decorator etc.
v  Keep a written copy of all the booking for avoiding last minute hurry burry.
v  Wedding invitations cards can be ordered according to your preference.
v  Take time to meet the caterers in person. If your wedding venue doesn’t support catering make necessary arrangements for the same.
v  Time to book Musicians, Photographers, Videographers, Beautician and Hair stylist.
v  Accommodation for guests should also be planned and booked this month.
v  Contact the Priest or Master of ceremony as per wedding
v  Plan a wedding theme.
v  Finalize the menu and Decoration theme
v  Filled an application for registering the marriage in the registry office.
v  Shopping for wedding gifts.
v  Send invitations to all the guests along with a route map to help them in finding the venue.
v  Book Transportation Vehicles if necessary.
v  Send your event schedule to the vendors for organizing the event systematically.
v  You can also book you Honeymoon packages during this period.
v  Get in touch with all your vendors
v  Confirm final guest list.
v  Book security personals
v  Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.
v  Finalize shopping for wedding day.
v  Plan wedding hall layout and seating arrangements with your venue manager.
v  Reconfirm arrival times with vendors.
v  Arrange small wedding tasks for family, friends and guests.
v  Make sure that you pick up your dress on time or make necessary arrangements for the same.
v  Disclose the timeline of events for your wedding to your friends and family.
v  Confirm that the booked photographer will be available for your big day and suggest some moments of love that you want to capture.
v  Get a spa and final beauty treatment
v  Confirm timely execution of all the events without any interruptions.
v  Make sure that guests do not face any difficulties throughout the event.
v  Make sure that everything is running smoothly and in case of a mishap or any problem contact the event manager immediately.
v  Make necessary arrangements to switch on generators during a power failure.
v  Finally, handle the entire security of the wedding with utmost care.

Things to Know When Planning a House Boat Wedding

Destinationwedding in Kerala is still an evolving concept but God’s own country stands a perfect competitor to any of the international destinations in the world. If you’re planning a destination wedding in Kerala the best option available is to choose a houseboat wedding in the backwaters. Relax and enjoy while tying the knot with your better half and make your big day a memorable one. Set amidst back waters, away from the hustle and bustle, a houseboat wedding will ensure a lavish celebration with your dear ones. Houseboats can accommodate your close friends and family members and will guarantee unique experiences which would be remembered forever, not just by the married couple, but also the invited guests. The entire wedding need not be on the house boat, you can book it for the ceremony alone and rest of the events at the backwaters. Huge boat houses with luxurious floor spaces are here to welcome you by all means.

Wedding receptions can also be arranged in Kerala house boats which will be remembered forever by your family and guests. As a matter of fact it is an epitome of place for wedding reception in god’s own country. Kerala backwater houseboat is a unique venture in its class. Enjoy your big day in the lap of nature surrounded by the luxurious water bodies. House boats offer a variety of cultural experiences with modern day luxury. So, not only you and your guests can enjoy a great time together but also spend some time for holiday touring around Kerala. Weddings have become materialistic where everyone aims at perfection and enhanced social image. Charting a house boat for your wedding is perhaps a cool idea with the combination of delectable meal, partying and dancing. House boat wedding can become an expensive affair but will certainly stand out from rest of the wedding venues. However, a properly planned house boat wedding with the guidance of a wedding planner will definitely make your wedding a memorable one that you can treasure for a lifetime. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Big Fat Wedding

A wedding with all kind of luxury, extravagance and lavishness is called a big fat wedding. Rich people in the society want to flaunt their wealth and make the wedding a gigantic event by spending a huge amount on their big day. Big fat weddings will include World-class weddingplanners to coordinate the events with highly expensive ornaments and outfits worn by the bride and groom. 

Telugu Wedding

Telugu Wedding is accomplished strictly in accordance with the age old customs and traditions. For this reason, it even bears resemblance with Hindu and Tamil weddings. The functions and rituals of Telugu Weddings are considered to be complete only when women participate in them. They give utmost respect to women and consider women as an equal to men when it comes to marriages and family life. She is referred to as the ardhangini or the better half of her husband. A decent number of ceremonies and traditions are included in a Telugu wedding. Each of the ceremonies has religious hugeness and bears association with each other. They are partitioned into three gatherings pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding customs.

First and foremost the Muhurtam ritual takes place, in which the auspicious time is decided for conducting the wedding. Next is Pendlikoothuru ritual, wherein oil and turmeric is applied to the bride, after which she is given a bath. After this the Snathakam ritual is observed, as per which a silver thread is worn by the groom. This is followed by the fun filled ritual of Kashi Yatra, as per which the groom pretends to leave for Kashi but he is interrupted by the bride's brother, who promises to give him his sister in the alliance.
On the day of the wedding, the bride and the groom perform the Mangala Snaanam ritual, in which they take holy purifying bath. After the bath, they are anointed with oil and traditional aarti is performed. Following this is Gauri puja, which is done by the bride to seek the blessings of Mother Goddess. After this, the groom performs Ganesh puja in the mandap at the wedding venue, before marriage and requests the Lord to remove all obstacles.

In the mandap, the bride is brought by her maternal uncle. The couple has a curtain between them as the priest recited mantras. After this, the Kanyadaan ritual is performed by the father of the bride. He washes the feet of the groom and gives his daughter to him. The curtain is removed at the time of tying the Mangalsutra ritual.
The groom ties a mangalsutra around the bride's neck with thee knots. After this the couple exchanges garlands and are showered by flowers and yellow colored rice. This is called Kanya Daan Akshata ceremony. Next, the Saptapadi ritual takes place, wherein the couple takes seven rounds and vows around the sacred fire. Subsequently, the groom slips silver toe rings on bride's feet. This ritual is called Sthaalipaakam.

After the wedding ceremonies are over, the bride leaves for her marital house, along with the groom. On reaching the groom's house, the newlywed couple is welcomed by his parents. The bride enters the house for the first time, which is called the Grihapravesh ceremony.