Maxi Skirts: The New Budget Lehenga?

25 Feb

If you’re looking for light lehengas that are also light on the pocket, I have an idea for you. I’m sure I’m not the first person in the world to have had this inspired thought, but last weekend I saw this picture of a maxi skirt & crop top -

Fuschia embroidered maxi skirt with nude crop top

and thought to myself, “This is so pretty, can’t it double up as a lehenga?”

Waittaminute *quickly scrolls down to check price*

Yes, it can!

The crop top and skirt were priced at ₹26,000 – the average these days to buy a light lehenga by an even slightly known designer. Was I onto something?

Were there other maxi skirts out there that could double up as light lehengas?

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My Month In Instagrams! January 2015

7 Feb

My Month in Instagrams! Jan 2015 wedding blog

I went back to Instagram after a 2 month break this January. Here’s a round up of the highlights from the first month of 2015 you can enjoy while I go stand in line to vote. Delhi peeps, you’re voting – right? Continue reading

10 Secrets I Learned at The Wedding Filmer Workshop + A Giveaway Worth ₹10,000!

6 Feb

The Wedding Filmer Delhi workshop review #ClassroomOfLove

I’m a HUGE fan of The Wedding Filmer’s work. I’ve said it before, I’m getting tired of saying it, but I will still say it again for the benefit of those who have been living under a rock the last 3 years – they’re the best wedding videographers in the world. THE BEST. No doubt about it. So last year, when they decided to hold their very first workshop, I knew I had to attend it. They were going to teach Delhi-ites a thing or two about creating world-class wedding videos, or “films”, as they like to call them. I took a seat, crossed my legs…and my fingers. I was hoping this workshop wasn’t all-hype-no-content. What if they didn’t actually reveal any secrets? Was I just wasting a perfectly good September evening?

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The Tale of Ten Surya Namaskars

30 Jan

The Tale of Two Surya Namaskars Staying Fit After The Wedding

Guess what I did this morning – I re-started yoga. I left it almost two years ago, which made this morning nothing short of pure torture. I woke up an hour earlier than I normally do, which in the Delhi winters is a lot more complicated than just placing the alarm far from the bed so that you’re forced to physically get up to silence it. Because after that first wave of cold air hits your bare arms, you’re going to waive a mental middle finger to Robin Sharma’s 5 am club and wiggle yourself back under the blanket.

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Best Of Weddings This Week #1

20 Jan Floral luggage tags for destination wedding idea
I’m looking for the best of what to share with you 24/7. Seriously. Whether it’s an Instagram shot or a Facebook post, I’m perpetually on the look out for things brides will love, or should know about. Interesting, lust-worthy, practical – I want to share it all. So I’m putting together all my notes from this week and bringing to you a new feature on the blog. This may or may not be a weekly thing but I promise that once I have enough to share, I’ll wrap it up in a post and hit publish! Here’s the very first – Best of Weddings This Week.

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I think I will call this part – Acceptance.

16 Jan

Do you guys mind if I talk about some other stuff for a while? For the first time in my life, I’m not feeling it. I always feel like writing, but I’ve ended up in a rather precarious situation. I have too long a list of wedding-related posts I want to write, and that’s where the problem lies. It’s too long. Sounds odd, right? Bloggers out there would kill to always have something to talk about. Why has this been a problem for me? Because it means I’m overwhelmed. Frustrated. And it means I’ve been trying to schedule my writing for months now, which is a really, really big problem. I can’t write on schedule. Occasionally, sure. But a daily schedule – argh. No way. I’ve perpetually been in a state of struggle. I want to lead a disciplined life, want to follow the habits of people I look up to. But give me 3 straight days of the same thing, and I need to change it on the 4th day. How can someone like that become Continue reading

11 Things You Need To Know About Ogaan’s Wedding Exhibition

15 Jan

#1 It’s called Weddings 2015 and starts TODAY, at Ogaan in Hauz Khas Village.

#2 You’ll get to see what’s in store for 2015 weddings in fashion – all curated for you and wrapped up in a neat bow, under one roof!

#3 You just might find a designer lehenga that fits your bigger-than-you-realise-budget (why are you spending over 1 lakh at Chandni Chowk and Frontier Raas for copies? Unless you’re looking for a Sabyasachi lehenga, of course…then stay there.)

#4 It’s guaranteed to be an ocean of pretty trousseau pieces, worthy of a bride. Some of my favourite designers are on display here.

#5 Nidhi Tholia is here, showcasing her collection of stunning pastels – THE colour this wedding season! Her lehengas leave a really big hole in the pocket, but they are STUNNING.

#6 Dolly J lehengas. ‘Nuff said.

#7 French Curve‘s delicate & pretty outfits are in town all the way from Bangalore city. They’ve been mentioned on the blog earlier here.

#8 Nikasha always has something bright enough and light enough for a Mehendi function.

#9 Sonal Kalra Ahuja is currently killing it with her floral pieces, yet another trend this season, which is ALSO my favourite trend of the year.

#10 Sonali Gupta designs for the off-beat bride’s trousseau.

#11 Needledust jootis! Every bride should own a pair.

Ogaan India

I usually just inform you about wedding related events on Facebook or the Events page here on the blog, but I (a) could not possibly pack so much information in a small Facebook post, and (b) did not want you to miss being notified about this! If you’re a Delhi bride, it’s a must-visit. A little birdie has told me the exhibition is expected to be on only for the next 2-3 days.

Are you going?

For more wedding exhibition alerts in Delhi/NCR, go here.

Sangeet Songs: The Group Dance

9 Jan

Sangeet Songs- Group Dance songs for 2015

As the rest of us start to wonder how much longer we can pull off wearing the same anarkali over and over again with different shawls (is wedding season on in full swing or what!), brides all over the country are wrapping up last-minute preparations for their early 2015 wedding. Sangeet practices have begun in every city, and irrespective of which Singh (Honey or Arijit) you’re a fan of  – the Sangeet is your favourite function. Well, unless you’re my husband and dread having to dance with complete strangers who you’re forced to call family three nights in a year. (Right? Righttt?)

If you’re preparing for a close relative or friend’s wedding, you would’ve experienced (or are about to) the Group Dance Song Agreement Situation, or as Continue reading

The Ensemble SALE is back!

8 Jan Sale in Delhi for Bridal Wear at Ensemble

Every January, Ensemble holds it’s biggest sale of the year – upto 70% off on some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. The sale starts TODAY in their Delhi & Mumbai stores, and I’ve got all the details for you! Continue reading

5 Most Re-Pinned Lehengas of 2014

4 Jan 5 best lehengas of 2014

Or, The Best Lehengas of 2014 – according to my Pinterest boards. These are the most re-pinned, out of all the beautiful lehengas that made their way into the market in 2014. Yes, you can still grab yourself one of these beauties – the designs are still “fresh”! Here’s a practical guide to the best of what 2014 had to offer, that you can wear to your wedding this year. I’ve included some of my notes Continue reading

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