Friday, January 10, 2014

The Study

As is customary, I moved into my husband's house post marriage. 
The first week was a little confusing, you feel like you are waking up in a strange new place.
Slowly slowly I started adding a few of my touches here and there. Luckily my mil is a sweetheart and is more than happy for me to be decorating the house.
As first project, I took over the guest bedroom. Its is now my study/office.
Currently only half of it is complete but I've enjoyed doing it up so much, I can't wait to start with the rest.

Here's a little sneak peak.

I've always been really fond of white furniture, hence a white study table was a natural choice.
To break the monotony a little we added different sets of knobs and a fun bright green chair.
 Since no study of mine can be complete without a bookshelf, we added two on each side of the table.
Now I could happily display these gorgeous bookends I received as a wedding present. And I get to buy a whole new set of books to add to the shelves (yay)
 We found this beautiful circular rug being woven by a weaver at dilli hatt. It add's the perfect amount of color.
 The final touch is a string of fairy lights that adorn the table.
Every time I look at it, I smile!


Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Wedding Day

Last in the wedding post's, here's a glimpse of The Wedding Day as it happened.

 
For Karan's safa, we picked up a beautiful Banarasi net which had self booties and a gold border.
A selfie before entering the venue is a must ;)
Instead of the traditional wedding entry (where the bride is escorted by her brothers) I entered with the people I love the most, my mum, dad and sister.
 
The icing on the cake was when Karan surprised me by taking me back on a bike!
Yes my doli went on a bike :)
It was one of the most memorable moments of my wedding and I can safely say everything went even better than I had dreamt of
xx
Picture courtsey: Ishita SIngh Photography

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Wedding Outfit


The day my wedding date was finalised was the day I started thinking about what to wear. 
Being a stylist, I of course was very choosy about what I want. 
After scouting every store, boutique and designer, I came to the conclusion that simplicity can something times be the hardest to find.
In the end I choose to design my own lehengha so that I can choose my own colors, material and motifs.

I always knew I wanted an animal motif on my outfit along with a lotus.
Using that as a starting point I started playing with different combinations on photoshop until I found my perfect motif


Motif 1
 Motif 2.
Final Motif
I went along with a traditional red color which I offset with a beautiful orangey banarasi net I chanced upon in a store.
I choose to go with a single big dupatta which I draped over my head and around my shoulders.
By keeping the dupatta light, the focus was on my jewellery and the rest of my outfit.
My blouse was again a banarasi lotus weave.
And yes I wore wedges (which was high enough so it would make me look taller and comfortable enough to last me all night)


 

In the end I can happily say that I couldn't have asked for a better outfit xx



Friday, December 20, 2013

Mehendi*

There's nothing more beautiful than a daytime Indian function.
The colors, flowers and the decor looks even more beautiful. I was luck enough to have a daytime mehendi.
Here's a glimpse of that beautiful day :)
We did little quirky name cards for all the guests which proved to be quite a hit :)


Picture Courtsey: Ishita Singh

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The wedding card

What do you start working on once your wedding has been finalised? 
For me it was the wedding card. I knew I wanted mine to be fun, bright and just be me.

I was lucky enough to come across a Forest Essentials brochure that I kind of wanted my card to look like.
My friend Prateeq (who is an excellent graphics designer fyi) found me the book from where the motifs were picked up and helped me make a cdr file.
Once the hard part was over, we found a printer, finalised the content and my card was ready :)

 While planning my wedding I knew I didn't want the same old, same old.
And the same went for my card.
We decided not to write the typical text usually printed on Indian cards.
Instead my father put together his thoughts into the sweetest words and that went into making my card perfect!