Archive for August, 2012

August 20, 2012

Singing That Song

Here’s this week’s song from Abeer!

Amadou et Mariam- Chantez Chantez

All round there are celebrations. Not only is Navroze dawning upon is, but Eid is welcomed to many happy homes soon too. In such festive spirit, it is only fitting that this week’s song reflect the happiness going around and the festivities everyone is engaging in. This tune is, in my opinion, designed to make you bop your head and tap your feet and get you all excited about your environment, possibly even dance. Happy minority holidays, everyone!

As a bonus, here’s a traditional Malay song from the country of Malaysia celebrating Eid-

Want to tango now? I thought so too.

About Abeer-

Likes balloons and books.
Doesn’t bullet point life.
Floods feeds @aboutabeer and barely blogs at

August 13, 2012

Who won Ketchup’s 1st birthday giveaway??

I have to do that irritating thing where before announcing the  winner, there is either a commercial break or a long speech! Most of you are going to skip over this bit to see who won but once you’ve checked and come back to re-read-I just wanted to say how AWESOME all the entries were. I wish everyone could win something but alas, life is cruel! Thank you for participating and showing so much love not only to us but to Ketchup as well! We all truly appreciate it and I doubt this is the last you are going to hear of Ketchup and The Unreal Bride teaming up together! We absolutely adore Ketchup and can’t wait to work with them again! Thank you Ketchup for letting us preview your new and fabulous collection!

Now to more important things.

The winner of the giveaway is ……………………..VIVANI !!!!

Congratulations Vivani 🙂 Here is what you won-a wonderful neon accessory from Ketchup-I suggest you better buy a bag to go with it 😉




We used Random Picker to pick a winner -you can click here to get to know it better!

August 10, 2012

Singing That Song

Usually you have to chase people if they are submitting a post to your blog(I know people definitely chase me!) but not with Abeer! She is ON the game and sent me the next song of the week all on her own! Wow.

About the song-

With the Olympics making news every day and night, we find a surge of motivation amongst mere mortals who are all suddenly inclined to join a gym, go the extra mile for that workout, put in a little more effort to get that report in or to even come first for a task. In such spirit, this week’s song is to motivate and inspire you, hopefully in theatrical slow motion as you pass the baton on, cry tears of glory and bite gold medals for great feats of the human capacity and spirit.

65daysofstatic- Radio Protector

Here’s a little bit about Abeer-

Likes balloons and books.
Doesn’t bullet point life.
Floods feeds @aboutabeer and barely blogs at

August 6, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Ketchup!!! {and a Giveaway!!!}

Hello Readers!

Everyone familiar with the blog won’t need to be introduced to Ketchup. For the uninitiated, Ketchup Bags is a brand that makes some of the cutest bags we’ve seen and to celebrate their first birthday they let us (and in turn, you) have a little sneak peek of their new collection. Remember the fab photo shoot we did with their last collection-The Monsoon Bride??

While brainstorming for the project, we felt like every possible way to photograph a bag had already been done and since ketchup falls in the food product category (Ketchup the sauce, get it?! ) , we thought why not take pictures of the bags alongside some yummy for the tummies! And the best part of this sneak peek is that its a giveawayyyy!!!! Yayyyyy!!!!!

First, you must take a look at these neon beauties and have yourself a bit of a drool –

Now that you have seen for yourself how delicious the new collection we’re sure you want to win something ketchup-y. In order to do so – heres what you have to do

1. Leave us a comment in our comment section below telling us what you love most about Ketchups new collection

2. Go to the Ketchup page on facebook here and Like it – also leave a message on their wall saying The Unreal Bride sent you there – in case you already like their page on facebook.

3. Tweet – Another fantastic giveaway by @ketchupbags on The @unrealbride . I’m going to win! 

The competition is open till Monday the 13th of August and one lucky winner will be randomly selected and will win an accessory from Ketchups new collection. Multiple tweets are welcome but will not imcrease your chances of winning!!

p.s. : A big thank you to Ketchup for extending their birthday month (which was July! ) for us and our readers so that we could be a part of the celebration as well! Good luck!!!!

August 3, 2012

Let’s Sing a Song a Week…

Here at the Unreal Bride, music plays a really important part and never fails to make a not-so-great day a happier one! We thought maybe it would be fun to share some of the music here with all of you! What do you think-how do you like the idea of a ‘Song a Week’?

Twitter is a great place-how many times have you heard that? Well , it is! And I have ‘met’ some great people there-one of them being Abeer. She started telling me a song a day and she finds the most amazing songs! So I thought who could be a better candidate to contribute to this then her?

On that note, I shall hand over the reins to Abeer-

The first Song of the Week is an old gem by Paolo Nutini, on the occasion of the inaugural Song of the Week!
Besides, we all know how quickly a beautiful new pair of shoes can change your entire mood for the day!

New Shoes- Paolo Nutini

Here’s a little bit about Abeer-

Likes balloons and books.
Doesn’t bullet point life.
Floods feeds @aboutabeer and barely blogs at

What do you think? Song of the week a good idea? Yay/Nay?



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