Your wedding day is a day in your life that you’ll want to remember forever — and you will. You’ll remember the details, but the best way to make sure your wedding memories are captured and recorded for a lifetime is through the photographs that are taken on the big day. And there are a few mandatory captures that we have put together in a list, so you can have the perfect wedding album, this way, for years to come after your wedding, you can sit back with your partner, chill, and reminisce the magic of the best day of your lives.
The ceremony set-up
While of course, you are excited to have your wedding venue space filled with your favorite people, make sure you have some shots of it empty so you can truly appreciate and remember the details. You spent so much time picking out all the small details with the wedding planner, make sure your photographer snaps a photo so you can remember every last minute that went into the wedding planning!
Weddings are a great place for guests to break it down on the dance floor. You’ll want photos capturing the good time everyone had during your special day. All the excitement and the merry-making during the dance performance is definitely something that should not be missed.
One with your group
Well not just one but may be a hundred photographs at least, with those who were by your sides all this while. These are the photos that they will cherish for the longest time and so will you.
The beauty moment
Don’t forget to invite your photographer to your suite to capture the moments of you getting ready, these are once in a lifetime moments that definitely need frames. Those bespoke ensembles deserve some attention!
This is the time for you two to shine in the spotlight, so don’t shy away and make sure the photographer sets some time aside for these set of pictures.
You know your nuptials was a fun affair when there are a million laughter and these moments are worthy of some special attention and most definitely some captures.
When the party is over and the wedding music fades away from the memories of the guests – the wedding favor becomes the last remaining take away from the special celebrations of your wedding. Your near and dear ones will admire how beautiful your attire was and the melodies that were played but a take- home favor for them will be a physical memories of your nuptials. If you’re not too sure where start, we’ve got your wedding party favor needs covered.
The smell of love
Give your guests the romance and beauty of flickering scented candles. Featuring several delicate fragrances, these candles make a great gift for your guests to remember your special day.
Let-love-grow seed favors
These seeds can be planted and will remind the guests of your nuptials whenever they get caught in the aroma of
A cup of love
Who won’t fall for a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning! Make your guests feel special with coffee blends along with coffee mugs that can be used over and over again. A perfect favor option for your upcoming winter
Care with hangover kits
A wedding favour the guests will most definitely be grateful for the next morning. Just add a bottle of juice with some medicines, band-aids and mints and you are good to go.
Your visitors can use these lanterns to add some shimmer to ambience of their homes for months to come.
Let your love glow with this bespoke wedding giveaway!
Planning the flawless wedding party that you and your guests will love takes tons of effort. While you can carefully craft the tastiest menu and painstakingly pick the perfect playlist, making sure your party is an unforgettable lash requires activities beyond eating, drinking, and dancing. Here’s how you can establish a great impression at your wedding party.
Add to it with Pa Hotobooth
Photographs are a huge part of any wedding day, especially for your guests, so there’s no better way to help your nearest and dearest celebrate your nuptials than with a photo booth.
Goodbye with Favors
What’s not to love about weddings from a guest perspective!? Dancing, great food, open bars, being surrounded by loved ones…the list could go on. But wedding party favors really seal the deal when it comes to leaving a memorable impression on your guests.
Special care with Door Tags
Make your winter wedding a little cosy for the guests. Create cool door tags for guests who are travelling and stay overnight to add a special touch of care and warmth.
Don’t forget the Kids
On the off chance that you’re inviting little guests to your wedding, it’s a smart thought to think about a few ideas to keep them engaged at the party. We love the idea of seating all the kiddos at one table — they’ll have a blast playing with the other children and it’ll give their parents a much-needed break, too.
Food is Memories
Good food makes for a great celebration, but offering dishes that everyone can customize to their liking is even better. Interactive food stations where guests can create their own ideal bites will leave you with well-fed pals ready to have a good friend.
Jazz up With Games
Not only is a wedding party a chance to celebrate your new marriage, but it’s also a
prime opportunity to let loose with those you love. Fun wedding games of all kinds energize the evening, adding a childlike playfulness to the events be it an outdoor ceremony or indoor wedding party.
On the wedding venue hunt? You are on the most important step towards planning your journey and we know it can be a difficult one. So, we have rounded up some of our favourite venue ideas that we believe will stand out for your big day.
Waterfront wedding venues have a relaxed ambiance to offer, ideal for a romantic casual vibe. Regardless of whether you’re getting married near a lake or by the pool, there’s something oh-so romantic about waterfront
A wedding venue that completely transports you to your ancestral homes and has a warm, inviting and authentic vibe. Antique doorways, stone pathways will add to your rustic traditional wedding decor
If you’re searching for a non-traditional wedding venue, look up! Rooftops allow you and your guests to dine and dance outside, plus the height of the venue will enable everyone to enjoy incredible views.
Does anything sound more beguiling than a luxury wedding in a palace? We don’t think so. Perfect for a classic and traditional wedding, palaces serve with elegant architecture and magnificent decor often favourable for outdoor as well as indoor
Maybe you’re a city slicker but it’s hard to deny that there’s something magical about the rustic refinement of a ranch wedding.
Complement the decor with plenty of fairy
lights, a naked cake, live indie band to dive
into the rustic feel.
If you are close to nature and have always imagined getting married surrounded by greens, open lawn weddings are the best options. These picturesque venues are perfect for outdoor ceremonies in the presence of
A flowing lehenga that brushes the pristine floor. A stunning canopy of flowers that welcome her into the theatre of her dreams. A sweeping gaze that falls on the groom as he stands waiting for her at the end of the aisle. Every bride wants these and more on her wedding day. But, what is the cherry on top? What makes the mantap or the church or the wedding hall drop whatever they’re doing and makes them spin around to take in the beauty of a blushing bride as she makes her entrance? What is that defining moment?
The perfect song, of course! From the beat of dhols to the trills of shehanais, the bride’s entry is marked by resounding celebration. So, not just any sound will do! We have the perfect list for you to choose from. Ladies, lend us your ears.
This song is absolutely perfect for the bride to entry in a grand fashion. The slow, melodic start to the song leads to a dramatic beat drop that is tailor-made for a dramatic entrance. Besides, is there anything better than having the words ‘shubhaarambh’ repeated over and over again when it’s a wedding?
If there is one song that truly tugs at your heartstrings, it is the encore version of Kabira from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Everyone simply loves a happy ending. But, here’s a chance for a happy beginning, too.
There are few songs that get your heart racing like Mangalyam does. Taken from the south indian flick Alaipayuthey, later adapted by Bollywood as Saathiya, the very thought of this romance is sure to get the bride her special entrance.
Arijit Singh has stolen hearts across the country. His soulful voice makes this romantic track even more so. With music and lyrics perfectly in sync, the bride is bound to treasure her entry to this song.
Who says an entry ought to be soft and genteel? Go all band baja bride on your guests! Enter to this peppy Punjabi track, Sadi Gali, and get that bombastic entry ever bride privately craves.
Didn’t think we’d leave you without a bonus track, did you? It certainly looks like brides have plethora of tracks to choose from to accentuate their entry into the decked-up wedding hall. And when in doubt, there is always the upbeat ‘London thumakda’ to dance to as you show up! So, put on your best face, brides, this is your day and you can make it dance to your tunes!
Got a playlist of your own that shows off songs you feel are perfect for a bridal entry? Don’t hesitate to share it with us. Just leave your suggestions in the comments below!
Most Indian weddings are about gold, glamour and grandeur. This means gold. Lots of it. If you’re someone having a wedding north of the Vindhyas, then maybe a few diamonds will make the cut as well. But the younger generation is unafraid of experimenting. They like a bit of mellow-drama, and cutting down on the melodrama. So, pastels are making an entrance into Indian weddings in a way that they haven’t before.
Earlier, pastels used to be a sign of affluence, of the elite. Today, they’re being embraced by the laymen as well. And we couldn’t be more delighted, for there is a certain elegance in pastels that the other weddings lack. So, if you’re looking forward to pulling off your own perfect pastel wedding, here’s how!
First things first. You have a wedding invite to send out. Make that a hundred wedding invites to send out. If you’re sticking to a pastel theme, make sure you adopt uniformity. There’s no room for “Let’s send the friends a different invite” and “Oh, but elderly relatives will need a traditional one”. Start your own tradition with a dash of uniformity.
Now, you can choose from a range of colours for your invite – from pink to peach, from lilac to leaf green, they’re all available in pastel. You just have to find the one that makes you say, “Yes, we can’t see our names printed on anything else!”
Next, you’ll need to think about flowers and centerpieces. Go with pink. They have a certain wedding vibe that’s unparalleled by flowers of other shades. Orange has no role in a pastel wedding. Red looks great at a white wedding, but maybe dispense with it on this occasion.
Mounted on delicate glass bowls or antique silver or bronze vases, these pastel flowers will add a hint of glamour to your solemn wedding.
Now that you’ve got your wedding invite and décor in place, you’ll need to start picking your cake. While a pretty strawberry and the traditional three-tier vanilla are something you’ve always wanted as a child are here to stay, might we suggest something a little more unique? How about a pastel blue cake, much like one that will put you in mind of Cinderella’s ethereal gown? Now that’s something princess-like, perfect for a wedding!
Things are getting more and more exciting, and soon it’s time to pick out your outfit! While most brides are under the impression that a wedding lehenga ought to be bright red or royal blue studded with kundan stones and lavish embroidery, a pastel wedding calls for something much more matte.
You see, not everything bridal has to cream gold. It can be soft, elegant and absolutely regal at the same time! A bit of peach, a tinge of matte gold and you’re every bit the goddess you’re meant to be.
Grooms have it easy as well. That men may not pull off pink is a myth. These days, lavenders, pale pink and bronze shades are all the rage for grooms. So, pay no heed to naysayers, and let your man shine in pastel pink if he so wishes!
Finally, it is time to decide how your venue is going to house your splendid pastel event. Go for a setting that’s pristine yet pale in hue. We do not intend for it to seem dull. But, make sure that beads and heavy sparkle is not part of the hall. This will take away from that much-coveted pastel effect.
With fairy lights and flowers, a pastel affair can come off as grand indeed. What’s more, when paired with antique furniture or something out of yesteryear, even, a simple event will turn into a themed extravaganza.
So, there you have it, folks! That’s how you package and present a pastel wedding. Stray away from the “been there, done that” to today’s talk of the town. Have some fun while you’re at it. After all, this is your wedding day and it calls from something special!
It’s time we acknowledged the overwhelming influence of Sikh and Muslim influence on our bridal clothing. From gorgeous embroidery to ornamental zari work, there is a lot that shararas bring to a wedding outfit. In their uniqueness, they set the bride apart from the crowd of lehengas and saris, making sure the spotlight stays on the woman of the hour.
So, ladies, if you’re on the lookout for a sharara special for your own big day, here are 7 of them to draw inspiration from!
Pretty in Pinks
There’s nothing quite like pink to bring out a woman’s innate beauty. The shade can be paired with gold, silver pastel blue and even bronze to render it regal.
Mint is so underrated. Between the obvious selections of blues and red for a wedding, this mild shade that has so much to offer gets overlooked. But here’s your chance to put it under the spotlight with a touch of the unique!
For lases who tower over them all in their lanky frame, there is nothing quite like simplicity to make your mark with. We’re talking soothing ivory embroidered with gold. It offers a bride immense elegance and grace and also keep things extremely classy.
Game of Thrones might have breathed new meaning into the words ‘Red Wedding’, but at Taarini, we just love our brides in scarlet. The shade is lush, rich and regal to the final stitch. Paired with gold, it is one of the most devastatingly beautiful ensemble a woman can wear on her wedding day.
Black is beauty and anyone who tells you otherwise has clearly steered clear of their wedding couture. Lavishly embroidered black shararas are all the rage with iconic designer Sabyasachi Mukerjee so emphatically bringing them back. How would you like to look like a drop dead gorgeous model on your wedding day? Take yourself out shopping for a black ensemble!
This list is the just the tip of the iceberg. There are myriad style and colours to choose from. If you thought shararas were just a glittery ornamentation, then think again. With fashion designers going
all out, there is everything from Plain Jane to Golden Princess for you to pick. So, you’re definitely spoilt for choice. But, who’s complaining? Get shopping, brides!
It has become something of a myth that a wedding is just about the bride. Grooms all across the country are so actively involved in shopping and picking out centerpieces and music! Between having to ferry around relatives to buy the perfect sherwani and stopping by at the salon to get one’s face taken care of, grooms are busy, busy, busy.
So, it can come as no surprise that the groom’s wardrobe has become something of a talking point during weddings. Red or gold? Dhoti or kurta-pajama? Every question becomes a burning one!
At Taarini, we have seen a quite a few remarkable wardrobes that the grooms have lit up the dais with. Let’s take a look at the top trends for grooms on their very special day.
In stark contrast to the classic creams and off-whites, dark blue sherwanis coupled with mustard and earthy shades such as orange and green are all the rage with grooms and the ‘dulhe ke dosts’. Add to this ensemble a pair of pristine jootis, and you’ve got yourself a man all set to light up the stage!
Whoever said that men can’t pull off pink were sorely mistaken! Grooms are loving the shade and are unafraid to flaunt it on their big day. And why not? With pastel weddings catching on, this trend is here to stay.
Florals for the win? Men certainly think so! This is an interesting trend that’s spreading like wildfire amongst grooms. While embroidery does hold a certain charm, the younger of grooms seem to prefer experimenting with florals. Whether its pastels or bright neon shades, flowers have made their mark this season.
Nothing will ever overshadow the black sherwani. It has stood the test of time, repeatedly proving that its elegance and grace is unparalleled at weddings. Paired with black jootis and matte gold or even silver embroidery, blacks are still a reigning trend among grooms of all ages.
So, gentlemen, take heed. If you’re out shopping for that dream day, you may want to pause and think about what’s making runways heat up this season. Pick a floral, pick a paisley, but do make sure that it’s all over fashion magazines if you want that spotlight on you. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and take your fashion quotient up a notch!
Calling all brides, calling all bridesmaids. Bring along your friends and family too, because every lovely lady preparing for a wedding needs to pay close attention to the latest hairdo trends that are sending social media into a frenzy!
Lately, we’re seeing fewer and fewer updo’s. Brides are unafraid to let their hair down and paint the town red on the wedding day. Some of the women gracing the august occasion are opting for a loose hairdo, as well. So why hold back? Join the party of the luscious locks with these dazzling hairstyles that show off your hair in all its splendour.
Rapunzel of South India
You simply cannot argue the point that this is something of a floral dream. The bride, adorned in silken drapes, lets her hair flow down gracefully in a braid bedecked with fresh blossoms like jasmines and roses, with speckles of beads. While few brides can pride themselves on possessing hair that reaches their knees, most others make do with extensions deftly put together by a beauty artist. Either way, the result is a burst of magnificence.
The White Wedding Look
His is how you can ooze elegance at a Christian wedding. Minimalism is key to bring out your graceful side. So, get your hair set in the softest curls the eye can behold. You could opt for a headpiece that glints in your hair, and these could be anything from a tiara to flowers to small hairclips with just enough sparkle. Then again, you can leave your locks to do the talking, and leave.them be. But remember, it’s elegance all the way, so be sure not to overdo it with the embellishments!
A ‘Braid’al Statement
Don’t shy away from braids. Who said letting down your hair could only mean in one way? Braids have made a startling comeback in avatars never imagined before! From the Dutch Braid to the French, from the Fishtail Braid to the Four Strand, braids have become a wedding day special. What’s amazing about braids is that they allow for a lot of decoration. There’s no limit to what can bedazzle your hair – you can punctuate each layer of your braid with pearls, beads, flowers, kundan stones, hairclips and bands. Even left quite alone, this hairstyle will ever let you down. So, doesn’t matter if you’re the bride or her maid or her guest; be prepared for the spotlight!
Curls of Colour
Nothing says ‘bridal’ better than a little bit of burgundy in your hair. Or red. Or brown. Or mahogany. Oops, looks like you’re spoilt for choice! But hey, when you’re the bride, you can never have too many choices. But let’s make things a little easier. If you’re getting your hair coloured, pick a shade that is bound to complement any shade of outfit. Browns go with most Indian colours like green, pink, orange and red. Now that we’ve sorted that out, let’s get to Step Two: curls. There’s no restriction. Go all out and curl them up real nice, and let them cascade down your back like a shimmering waterfall. Don’t forget to adorn them with flowers or kundan stones to accentuate their beauty!
So, ladies, let your crowning glory bask in the spotlight it’s bound to get. Let your hair down on your (or someone’s) special day to make it even lovelier than it is expected it to be. With hairstyles like these, the camera is bound to find you over and over again. You’ve been warned!
What happens when two international fashion icons bring their paths to cross? A burst of creativity, that’s what. Indian phenomenon SabyasachiMukerjee and French luxury designer Christian Louboutin launched their exclusive collection on October 11. It includes women’s and men’s shoes and small leather goods created from handcrafted sarees from the exquisite mind of Sabyasachi. From top to bottom, the collection screams luxuriance.
This is great news for brides and grooms to be, in particular! Say hello to thigh-high boots that are crafted to perfection. We’re talking delicate leather straps that are designed to highlight the legs, coupled with fine Indian embroidery that adorns the body of the boots. Talk about an international desi twist.
Grooms can look forward to an eclectic mix of western and Indian styles with the collection’s stunning loafers scream Sabyasachi and Louboutin, with an incredibly rich mix of colours and motifs. Feast your eyes on these jootis, men.
It’s not just about the unusual or the unique. It’s all about collaboration with a touch of desi flavour that just has to make its presence felt at Indian weddings. The collection boasts flats and stilettos in equal opulence that makes it so hard to take your eyes off them.
What’s more, if you’re a guest at a wedding, the two international icons have got you covered with a lush bag that is bound to bring you under the spotlight. It brings out the luxuriance of Indian craft with an awe-inspiring burst of colour!
The collection launched exclusively at Harrods and it certainly looks like something to die for. We simply can’t wait for these two designers to knock heads together! Whether they do is something only time will tell but one thing is for sure – it is something that we’ll be looking at with bated breath.