Posts tagged ‘unreal bride’

September 21, 2013

The Wedding  A&A

I didn’t take many photos at the wedding- I had lehenga arranging duties , okay!!!! I thought I should split the posts up anyway -Getting Ready and The Wedding. Just for fun ! You will finally see the groom-they really do get neglected ,don’t they? It was SUCH a fun wedding and I was sorry when it ended though I did sleep for like three days after. Here’s to good friends getting married to the loves of their lives and living happily ever after!

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All photos are copyright of Kismet Jewell Nakai © 2013 so please no stealing or using without permission. Thanks!

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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June 22, 2013

Creating a Flutter with another Giveaway 

Once upon a time, in wedding land; all things weddings from the invitation cards, to outfits, to decor  fit a mould. It was simply because the inspiration out there was limited- a single wedding magazine, a few ads here and there, one specific wedding invitation shop every one went to … you get the point. Then once upon a time became a thing meant only for fairytales. Enter the phase of wedding blogs, pinterest , oodles of wedding magazines, inspiration and ideas coming out of our ears and noses ,but best of all are the independent and young entrepreneurs entering the industry. People who understand what a bride of today needs (and wants), who do things differently and so beautifully! Wedding planners, photographers, make up artists, invitation designers, stylists all have a different meaning in todays wedding day and age. They mean something if not a lot of what your wedding will be like!

That brings me to today’s post .We are having yet another giveaway and this time we are collaborating with the totally cool girls from Create-A-Flutter. They are the super talented duo who make the most beautiful wedding invitation suites and other yummy stationery. We have spoken about them endlessly here  but we hadn’t really met them till a few weeks ago! Together, we came up with so many ideas and can’t wait to make them a reality.To start with ,we decided to have a giveaway when we hit 5000 likes on facebook. That happened when we weren’t looking so this is a slightly delayed post !!! Expect the unexpected.

It really isn’t about the number of followers of fans we have (though we totally love it when we get more and more people who like our page!) , it’s about all of you who enjoy what we do and say and the endless support we get. I can’t count the number of times someone has come to me at the most unexpected place and said,’Are you the Unreal Bride? We LOVE your page!’ . It leaves me speechless.A giveaway is the only way I know how to thank you all for reading our blog, hiring us for all the projects we have been lucky to be a part of and in general just to say we totally love you guys !

Check out some of Create A flutters work from cute invitations, greeting cards, baby announcements,baby shower invitations and wedding invitations-they do it all!!!Design 2 DSC_0064

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So what’s the giveaway? This totally adorable set of 4 greeting cards-

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What’s not to love ??

Entering the giveaway is easy. Follow these simple steps-

1. Go like Create A Flutters facebook page here  and make sure you leave a message on their wall telling them The Unreal Bride sent you there :)

2. Leave a comment under this post telling us how badly you want to win this giveaway !!

3. Tweet about it!

4. For extra points go check out Kismet’s photography page  :P

Your entry will be counted once when you leave a comment under this post. We will randomly select a name like we have done in earlier giveaways! The giveaway ends on Sunday, the 30th of June, 2013. So don’t waste any time !!!

Good luck and we will be announcing some fun new projects we will be doing with Create A Flutter very soon!

June 4, 2013

Photo Booth : Bollywood ishtyle !

The year was 2012. The month June. The place-Bombay. Theme for the photo booth- well BOLLYWOOD of course!

Armed with a word cloud/ typographic (is that correct?) backdrop and 1000000 sequins that we stuck on the backdrop (with some Bollywood type help),a prop bag, camera bag, lights and the kitchen sink (almost) we braved the crazy rains that Bombay calls monsoon,set up the photo booth, suffered from some some technical glitches, nearly died of an anxiety attack, improvised and partially solved the problem, participated in the madness of the coolest Bollywood party we’ve been to (seriously everyone was fully dressed to theme),packed up and travelled the streets at 2am in auto to get back home ….. This is the story of our Bollywood photo booth adventures. Pretty meh! eh? Yeah,right!

Now, look at some of the photos from the booth and spot your favourite movie characters if you can!Don’t be fooled-it’s fancy dress! But pretty cool,right?

 

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