January 5, 2012
Remember that crazy month where we were running pillar to post organising/designing photo booths? You don’t? Well, we do because it was crazaaay! We set up this Hawaiian photo booth in Ludhiana , rushed home at 3 am to be back in time to set up this photo booth at the Vanity Fair! We managed to have almost everything in order. Almost. We didn’t do the most important thing- like print our catalogues, or our cards or make our photo albums for people to see what we do and how we work. Yes, lesson learnt the hard way. That said and done, we had two days of madness and boy! did people love the photo booth!! We are grateful to everyone who came (over and over again) and made the PhotoBooth a huge success.
A quick note on the Vanity Fair before we jump to the photos-Vanity Fair is like a garden market (only it’s HUGE) that happens twice a year in Chandigarh in a place called Whispering Willows. Everyone who lives in or around Chandigarh knows Whispering Willows- hundreds of people have had their weddings there -in fact, that is where my brother got married and we had our engagement party! It never fails to be the best venue ,have the best food and best service.The lady behind the Vanity Fair is Priya Grewal- she has been organising the fair for many years now and is an expert at it. Everything runs flawlessly and the 5000 + (or is it 10000+?)visitors to the two day fair enjoy shopping and eating and just hanging out! You can find pretty much anything under the sun at The Vanity Fair from wedding stuff, clothes for kids, home decor, beauty products, music, beer, food and even a photo booth! We are so grateful to Priya for offering us a spot this year to set up our Photo Booth. It was a blast!
Even though it was October and the weather should’ve been pleasant, it was HOT HOT HOT!
We had a spot by the pool and just pretended we were by a beach – tanning!
At our engagement party, we had this bright pink scooter that we used as a prop- that inspired us to paint this bicycle blue-isn’t it adorable?
Looks like fun , huh? It was! Can’t wait till the next Vanity Fair- I have a feeling we will be there again !
June 2, 2011
True story: My cousin meticulously planned her wedding at her parent’s gorgeous country home about two years ago. Everything right from the flowers to her gown to the thousands of lanterns that had been ordered and everything else you can think of was taken care of. Nothing escapes this lady, trust me! Did she check what the weather was going to be on that special Saturday? OFCOURSE she did! (Didn’t I just say nothing escapes her? Pay attention people!)
The weather reports had said it would be sunny and an absolute gorgeous day – perfect for a wedding. Trust the rain gods to decide otherwise. Literally, an hour before the wedding ceremony- it started raining. Out came the umbrellas- all colour coordinated and put into a basket at the gate for the guests (not sure where they came from but then my Uncle is prepared for anything, isn’t he? So I never asked!). Plastic sheets were pulled out and the tents were covered as best they could at such short notice. Luckily, it was only drizzling when the bride and the groom walked out to the altar but by the time we had to move from one end of the garden to the other tent where the dinner was- it was pouring!
Was the wedding a wash out??? Certainly not!!! We had mud till our knees- umbrellas in one hand, drinks in the other and we danced till the wee hours of the morning! I did have to change out of my sari though- it was hard wading through the slush in a sari- I can’t even walk straight in one on a dry day! Oh, and there were bets who would slip on what part of the dance floor first. My brother made some lucky guy pretty rich that night!
Suffice to say it was an epic wedding and the rain was just an unwanted guest that night who we all pretty much ignored. My point? You can never tell if the weather is going to go all nutso on you. So the best thing is to be prepared and have some umbrellas lying around, just in case. If they are pretty and pink or colour coordinated (or not)- it would be nice. Just saying.
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Apart from the practical advise, how about the fact that there is something so magical about umbrellas?
Maybe it’s memories of Mary Poppin’s umbrella. Or maybe it’s just because. Either way, they are so pretty and can a real fun element to your wedding? Right from just being props (like hanging upside down over your dance floor) or part of your engagement session- they look lovely!
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And if you haven’t noticed, we love umbrellas here at The Unreal Bride as well!!
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