Posts tagged ‘unreal’

September 19, 2013

The Princess finds her Prince!

Man! Nothing like a cheesy title to catch your attention, is there?  There was no other way to put it really. Princess Mits found her Prince in Shining Armour! While I managed to photograph a bit of it, our favourite Starving Artist made a video! I have said it before and I say it again-very few  people in India make the cut for originality and absolute brilliance in video making. Starving Artist Videos is one and the other is….any guesses….. duh! The Wedding Filmer ofcourse. I hold back from featuring each and every video by these guys but if I could , I would. I just saw the last post I wrote about S.A.V and I am just repeating myself over and over. Apologies. I am getting old! and I LOVE THEM.

Since this seems to be the week to feature this wedding, I thought it only appropriate to have this beautiful video on the blog as well!

    

Video by Starving Artist Videos. See more work by them on Vimeo and find them on Facebook!

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September 1, 2011

Thursday Thoughts: The Magic of Music

I don’t think I really need to say this out loud because everyone probably feels the same way but I am going to say it anyway otherwise I don’t know how to start this post! What would life be without song and music? BLAND BLAND BLAND! I can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t have music that I could relate to, sing along with, dance and jump around to. Especially since sometimes when I listen to a particular song, I remember something which I had completely forgotten about. That’s the magic of music. Memories, happy times,sad times, love and fun! Aren’t we blessed to have music in our lives?

Considering how important music is,I am surprised that it is ignored a lot at weddings. In Indian weddings, we rely on our DJ’s to play the most hip and happening Bollywood songs but that could also mean music you absolutely detest being played at your wedding, or if you actually wanted Pink Floyd but you got Himesh Reshamiya instead! Happened to a bride I know recently- she wasn’t happy! I think even if you had one or two songs that are special to you played at your wedding – it could change everything. Then you wouldn’t mind even Daler Mehendi! My point being, include some of YOUR music choices into your wedding.There are so many ways to do it.

First dances have become increasingly popular these days in Indian weddings and is the perfect time to play your favourite tune. Your song as your first dance!

Photo by Kismet

We all know how popular choreographed weddings are at our weddings – another perfect opportunity to include one of your faves.

Via

Another way, which is one of my favourites is to make a cd of all the songs special to the couple and to give everyone attending the wedding a copy! Makes for a perfect reminder of your day and everyone gets to enjoy some very carefully selected music, and of course very special.

Via Magpie Paper Works

Those are just a few ways of including your choice of music in your wedding but I have digressed completely from what I thought this post would be about. I asked a friend who is very knowledgeable about Hindi music for some of her all time favourite songs-love songs to be exact. I just feel strange writing that- favourite love songs.I don’t know why but I do. Anyway, this friend (who is going to be uber famous one day so I shan’t name her incase you bug me terribly just for her autograph or an introduction- unless you are a really cute boy then I will send her your number!) so yeah, this friend sent me such a loooong list of great songs- I don’t know if I can put them all into this one post but I will put a few so you can have a listen and enjoy this Thursday. Maybe I will make Sunday into song day !! So enjoy the music and make sure music plays a big(ger) part in your own wedding!

Here are some real oldies plus some not so oldies but  are pretty outdated now as well and they came out in the early 90’s. Makes me feel….old!!!

P.S. Whenever I listen to old hindi music , I feel like I should be sitting up in the hills somewhere with a hot cup of tea!mmmm

**Fresh Inspiration Every Thursday**

July 20, 2011

Blog Around The World II: Out of Africa # 3

Welcome to India! I am sure you have had your share of fun and inspiration in New Zealand and the UK!

It wasn’t long ago when I entered Bloggerland but things have grown so rapidly in the last ten months and exciting is hardly the word to explain how awesome the journey has been till now.  One of the best things to come out of it has been how many wonderful people I have ‘met’ because of the blog which is how I am writing this today. I wasn’t a part of the ‘Blog Around The World’ the first time around-I mean I was a part of it because I followed it like it was the new Harry Potter movie being released (super excited-over enthusiastic- lost sleep over it) but I wasn’t actively contributing to it. The whole concept blew me away- imagine coordinating blogs all around the globe to post at a certain time based around an inspirational photo shoot?! It seemed impossible and well,unreal!! But, these bloggers did it and it was a huge success! And now, today, I get to be a part of the second ‘Blog Around The World’!! Yipeee!! So much excitement! I have been looking forward to it for days and I am so grateful Alicia let me be a part of it. Before I say anything more- a few words from Alicia and ofcourse , the beautiful photos (I got greedy and put in more than one!) that brought us all together-

From Alicia-

Hello Lovelies! I am Alicia from The Charity Wedding and I am excited to present another round of Blog Around the World with some of my favorite wedding bloggers! I recently helped organized a styled shoot using the theme of a Vintage Desert Safari. Each blogger will be showcasing a photo from the shoot and sharing some tips, advice, or just some pretty-eye candy for you to enjoy! Be sure to visit all the blogs to make sure you catch all the goodness! Thanks so much to all of the participants!

 

Credits:

Just having returned from the best trip of my life –a safari holiday in Kenya , this photo shoot could not have been more perfect! I just wish I had some of the yummy cake to eat while I was there! My favourites are all the details- the acacia tree on the cake, the little buntings with the lion and cheetahs on it , the masks and the whole lot- it really feels like we are in Africa, right?

My contribution today to this blog journey are some face packs which you can whip together yourself at home , kinda like DIY beauty treatment! Why did I decide on this you wonder? Well, if you ever go on a safari and like me forget to take sun block (stupid me!) , then you will most definitely come back looking like a raccoon !!  Not a very pretty sight, if you ask me- I just wore my dark glasses through the rest of the trip so at least most of my face was the same shade.  If you happen to find yourself in the same predicament, fear not because I am here to help you out.

All these DIY face masks are thanks to a very dear friend of mine (thank you Green!) who is not only a fabulous cook but knows how to look after her skin so I think you can trust her completely. At a time when I didn’t even know what a manicure was (I hung out with my brothers friends ALOT :read tomboy), this girl used to come to school with french manicures! Now you know why she is my go to person in the beauty care department!

Home Remedies for cleansing your skin and treating sun burn:

  • Apply Aloe Vera gel on the affected areas and it will give you positive results in a week or two if applied regularly. 
  • Prepare a paste of turmeric powder and limejuice and apply it thrice a week. This will help lighten your skin tone. 
  • Apply a paste of oatmeal, yogurt, lime juice and tomato juice on your face and wash it with cold water after keeping it for half an hour. 
  • Make a paste of equal amounts of milk powder, lemon juice, honey and half the measure of almond oil and apply it on your face. Keep it for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash off. It adds a shine and glaze to your face. 
  • Slice potatoes and place on your face. It will also help you get rid of other marks.
  • Dried and powdered orange peels mixed with curd will help you get rid of blemishes.Keep the mixture on for 10 minutes and then wash it off. 
  • Applying the paste of freshly ground mint leaves for 15 minutes daily and then washing it off will give you good results in just 15 days. 
  • Mashed papaya also helps de-tan and cleanse your skin. You can also add honey to the pulp before applying it to your skin for better results.
  • Cod liver oil is also considered helpful in de-tanning skin.
(P.S. If you know anything about India, you will know most of us are obsessed in having a ‘fairer complexion’ .This is NOT advocating fairer skin but healthier skin. Had to put it out there ! I love a good tan but sunburn is a no-no and dangerous too! )

Let me know if these ever come handy , I would love to know how it worked out .

Anyway, enough from me- time for you to go on your next leg of the journey- off to Portugal you go to meet the sweetest person ever- Sofia of Brancoprata..  Have fun!!!!

Participants:

Starting from 9:00 am (EDT/New York Time) and posting every 15 minutes till 2:00 p.m- five hours of blogging fun!

1. Bubble Rock Studios (New Zealand) 2. Cap Classique (UK, South Africa) 3.The Unreal Bride (India) 4.Brancoprata (Portugal) 5.Bijoux Bride (UK) 6.Bridal Musings  (UK) 7.The Oceanside Bride (US) 8.Hey Gorgeous (US) 9.Sparkle and Hay (US) 10. Wedding Pickle (US) 11. The Perfect Palette (US) 12. Oh Lovely Day (US) 13. La Petite Coquin (US) 14.Brenda’s Wedding Blog (US) 15. Fab You Bliss (US) 16. Landlocked Bride (US) 17. Bow Ties and Bliss (US) 18. A Paper Proposal (US) 19. Engaged and Inspired (US) 20. The Charity Wedding (US) 

Follow #blogaroundtheworld #outofafrica on twitter!

May 10, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday : Banana Pancakes

This may be an odd trait that is unique to me, but, this is what I do when I look at a pair of shoes in a store – I imagine myself wearing them; the outfit, the setting, what I’ll be doing; everything.  I look at these super cute shoes and imagine myself in a cotton dress belted at the waist, hair loose and skin dewy – walking from my (ahem!) banana plantation along the caribbean coast of Central America, to the local post office to pick up a present that Kismet has sent me from India! Oh the joy! *all in my day dreams* 


Strung Packages Sandals at Anthropologie

What have the other ladies chosen today? Go see for yourselves!

{Magnolia Rouge}  {Brancoprata} {Postcards & Pretties}{Beyond Beyond} {Niche White} {Marry You Me}

May 6, 2011

Friday Find : Utterly Butterly

LunaPurPurie via Etsy

Limoges, France is famous for the gorgeous porcelain that has been manufactured there since the 1700’s and maintains that reputation even today.

This vintage butter dish is a beautiful example of the same and would make a welcome addition to any dining table!

*found on friday*

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