Thursday, September 27, 2012

Men's Indian Fashion: What's New & Looks Great

Fashion always plays a big part of any wedding, but especially an Indian one. Many of our clients travel many distances to find the perfect outfit for there special day. One would think that fashion is only important to the bride, but you would be surprised how many groom's are also into the latest trends.

 Here are some of the latest trends in Indian Fashion for all you fashionable gentlemen straight from India GQ!

"Zardozi, Gota work, Resham and Dori and Pearl embroidery are very traditional and always in style. Trellising, a texturing technique for fabric is also used a lot. This season the dhoti is an extremely chic option and so comfortable!" says Master couturier Tarun Tahiliani

Dress according to size
Short: Avoid a very long achkan, it should end just below the knees. Go for monochromatic colours; if you are wearing a black top then wear a black bottom as well to give height. Wear asafa and pre-pleated stoles with a slight heel.

Tall and well-built: You lucked out. Almost everything looks good on you but ensure your garments are fitted in a way that highlights the shoulders and chest. Also select a piece that highlights the embroidery on the garment. Maybe wear a kamar bandh.

Skinny: Stay away from dark colours. Choose lighter-coloured garments like beiges, ivories and creams that should not be completely fitted but have a good shape.

There are very few acceptable ways for men to wear jewellery - dressing for a wedding, however, is one of them. Whether you’re the groom, the drunk cousin or the single friend hoping to score, you can anchor your look with some solid accessories. A fine, gleaming pair of cufflinks or a slightly more ethnic brooch on a dark bandhgala is just the right amount of bling, that says you’re gentlemanly, stylish and do rather well for yourself.

Tahiliani advocates going all out with traditional accessories, “safa, kamar bandh, tanni, sarpech, heavy pearls or emerald necklaces, matching embroidered juttis, Jamevar stoles – a groom’s outfit can be just as exciting as the bride’s.”

Experiment with modernity
Don’t just stick to a classic sherwani, experiment with modern cuts and mix the traditional with the classy. “Try a bandh gala with dhoti or jodhpuri trousers, a short sherwani with Swarovski buttons, or a Nehru jacket can be quilted and worn with a shirt and trousers.”

Follow these trends and no matter what part you play in the wedding, you will be sure to stand out!



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lighting Vocabulary

When getting lighting information, whether from your DJ or Lighting vendor, you may not be familiar with the lighting jargon used and may be confusing at first. Here are some common terms to help you understand your lighting needs and contract.
  1. Moving Heads: Intelligent lighting that has programed abilities beyond those of traditional, stationary illumination. This light can produced complex effects and makes, spot lighting and gobos for events much easier than stationary illumination.  
  2. Uplights: The use of lighting to project against a wall or vertical service to create a nice colorful addition. These lights can be one solid color or lights that change colors.
  3. Stage Wash: Lighting that illuminates the stage in an even tone while setting the desired mood or tone. This can be done with a solid color or patterns.
  4. Dance Floor Wash: Lighting that subtly illuminates the entire dance floor in an even tone without the brightness of a spot light and sets a mood or tone. This can be done with a solid color or patterns.
  5. Pin Spots: A focused beam of light that shines directly onto an object, such as a centerpiece or wedding cake producing a highlight effect.





Monday, September 24, 2012

Indian Wedding Favors

Favors are always a big part of a wedding reception. Its always nice to show your guests how much you appreciate them being able to attend one of the most important occasions in your life. Finding fun, interesting and inexpensive favors can be a little bit tricky so here we have put together a few of our favorites:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Donating your Wedding Dress

You had the perfect wedding and now what to do with your perfect wedding dress. You can try to sell it, but why not donate it for another bride to enjoy. You can to donate to local churches or specific organizations. Here are some organizations you can donate your wedding dress to for another bride to enjoy and help a good cause:
  1. Brides Against Breast Cancer
  2. The Bridal Garden
  3. Brides Across America


Thursday, September 20, 2012

White & Lace

Short, white, lace dresses are always a great option for weddings. Whether it be for your rehearsal dinner, after party or actual ceremony, they are always, fun, flirty and on trend. Here are a few of our favorites from this season. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chocolate Favors

Chocolate treats as your wedding favor is always appreciated by all. You can choose to go to a local chocolatier or a well known chain. Whatever you decide, you will have plenty of options both in variety and packaging for your guests, all while meeting your budget. Here are our favorite chocolatiers for your chocolate favors: 

  1. Jacque Torress 
  2. Godiva  
  3. Sees Candy 
  4. L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates     
  5. Christopher Norman Chocolates
  6. Maribelle New York
  7. Lake Champlain Chocolates
  8. Romanicos Chocolates
  9. Vosges     
  10. Recchiuti Confections 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Welcome Bags: Paper or Canvas

Welcome Bags are a huge part of weddings now a days. Whether you are doing a local soiree or international affair, welcome bags are a great way to introduce your guests into your weekend festivities.

Our brides are always asking us where to get good paper or canvas bags. Here are a few of our favorite:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunflower Décor

Sunflowers are beautiful flowers to use for décor for any wedding. It is especially lovely for fall or outdoor weddings. Their gold and brown hues brings life to any setting and an instant feeling of happiness. Here are some décor items using sunflowers.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Theme: Morocco

A Moroccan theme is always a favorite when decorating for a Mehendi or Sangeet. Here are some of our favorite ideas: