Posts tagged ‘indian wedding blog’

November 14, 2013

Beautiful : That’s the only excuse you need.

Let’s see. It’s a beautiful day. You have a beautiful friend. What do you do ? You take (beautiful? ) pictures obviously! This post has been a long time coming-I really don’t understand why I hoard photos especially when it is Tara I am photographing! The good news is they are up now and you can see some here and some on my other blog-Not So Routine. Luckily,we shot so much that I have enough photos for both blogs !
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All photos edited with VSCO FILM

September 20, 2013

Princess Mits gets ready.

The problem with an early morning wedding is that it’s early. *yawn* Getting ready takes a LOT of time and effort so you have to get it done right! Watching the most talented make up artist Amanender and his wife Kapila do their magic on the most beautiful bride was totally worth it. Loads of lovely light streaming in through the windows, pots of coffee and a few PJs (poor jokes) really made the morning memorable. Oh, and the fact that Anandita (aka Princess Mits) was getting married!!! 

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Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANANDITA!! :)

September 18, 2013

Princess Mits { Mehendi }

I never thought of myself as a hoarder. Till I realised that’s exactly  what I was with all my photographs. I have (virtual) piles of photographs lying with me. Saving them. For my new website that I am launching (have been planning on launching for a year now). Saving them. For the right time. Then, all of a sudden, a year has passed and all I have are more and more photographs. If my computer were a closet (?) , you’d be able to see the photos just kind of spilling out. I can’t wait any longer. I will double post if I have to. On the Unreal Bride and on my own website. But I just have to post something . NOW.

Also, I feel like this wedding belongs on The Unreal Bride. After all, it’s PRINCESS MITS’ wedding!!! Who knew when we did her shoot back when The Unreal Bride was a baby, we would feature her engagement as well and now her wedding?

Being a friend who was attending the wedding (I sometimes get to play that role), I shot a little of the fabulous 3 day wedding (or was it 4?or 5?) . Today,you can see the few photos from the very chilled out mehendi and perhaps tomorrow, you will see the ‘getting ready ‘ photos and some of the wedding. Perhaps.

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August 15, 2013

Happy Independence Day (and who won the Giveaway?)

For whatever India is, it is magnificent  . Don’t you think? The colours, the people, the culture. Never know what to expect!!!

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A friends facebook update reminded me of this poem and how apt it is for a day like today-

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
  Where knowledge is free 
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments 
By narrow domestic walls 
Where words come out from the depth of truth
  Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection 
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way 
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit 
Where the mind is led forward by thee  Into ever-widening thought and action 
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake 
~ Rabindranath Tagore~
Now, onto some exciting things! THE GIVEAWAY! I have to admit I was kind of worried about the response initially- would no one want to participate in our giveaway? Have people stopped reading the blog? Will I have to make up entries? Yes, I thought these things and its probably because we have been the worst bloggers in the world and have more giveaways than posts. Then when SO many of you entered, it made me happy beyond words ! Thank you for being awesome.  Picking the winners was no easy task but we had to choose someone and after much thought , our two winners are MEGHA SHARMA BHAGAT and MEENAKSHI KAPUR!  Congratulations to you both! You just won yourself a Ketchup bag each. Send us your addresses so we can you the bags ASAP.
Thank you Ketchup for being so terrific and here is hoping we have many more collaborations to come!

 

July 18, 2013

A Valley Wedding Real Wedding 

One fine day, we got an email asking about The Unreal Bride’s services and if April (the person) and I were available to do a one day wedding in Bangalore in April (the month-hehe sorry! Couldn’t resist that!). Used to the fact that people misunderstand what our roles are at The Unreal Bride, I wrote back saying I cover weddings and April does the styling and honestly, didn’t expect a  reply. So when I got this reply, it was just about the best thing to happen that week!

I love your blog – it’s the only bit of Indian wedding yumminess I’ve found online. I love that you guys are excited about fun, creative weddings. And I love all of your styling – the styled shoots on your blog as well as your own wedding. 

 And so I think when I wrote to you, it was that aesthetic that I wanted to take a handful of and sprinkle over our wedding!  
 
I just found and read your own ‘Make up and Bling‘ post and that’s quite exactly how I feel. So I guess I was sort of imagining you and April coming down here together, taking the wild bride in hand and turning out something quite beautiful, and then photographing your creation. :D (I do love your photography too!)”
April usually doesn’t do make up for brides but she had done mine and Shalini (the bride to be) wanted something along the same lines so we decided that if it can be done, then why not? This is exactly what we have wanted to do as a team and this was the most perfect opportunity!
Before we knew it, we were on a flight to Bangalore which with it’s beautiful trees is so easy to fall in love with! Our stay in Bangalore was short but one we won’t forget easily.
The wedding was a small intimate affair at the wild beautiful Krishnamurti school where Shalini grew up and where her fiance, Aditya, first met and began seeing each other. There were just about a hundred people(man!How I love small 100 people weddings!).  There was a ceremony of the couple’s own creation- some songs , speeches , symbolic circling of the fire, folk dances and more music! The ceremony began around sunset in the most magnificent surrounding (think trees and more trees and the blue sky that turned to purple). The rain put in a guest appearance and amongst the guests were the stray dogs (<3) that live on the school grounds. After the ceremony, the friends and family moved to the amphitheatre where there would be some dancing and dinner would be served . We just loved all the personal elements at the wedding- the decor was all stuff made by the couple and their friends- origami cranes, mason jars, photographs, strings of fairy lights,bunches of beautiful wild flowers and marigolds everywhere! When Shalini changed from one outfit to the other , she went from wearing a lovely cotton sari to a lehenga stitched together by one of her friends!! Now, that is what you call a labour of love! With it, she put on a flower wreath put together by April!! Did we mention that one of the bride’s best friends baked their wedding cake for them? A 3-tier wedding cake!!! It looked totally professional so you can imagine our surprise when we heard that the friend never really bakes!! Before I leave you so you can check out the photos, I have to tell you about the favours. The favours were homemade soaps made  by the couple and their friends ! We made sure we got one each for ourselves :) They smelt so good!!!
This wedding was all about one thing- Love. And Happiness. Okay, that is two things- but it all comes under one category doesn’t it?? Love and happiness. You really don’t need anything else!

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Thank you Shalini and Aditya for having us and the wonderful hospitality! We hope more people follow your example and focus more on the people and energies that surround a wedding  than the other less important things!

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