We are so lucky to have worked with this lovely couple from Canada on their recent nuptials in Miami! They are ridiculously in love and while this picture shows a more serious side…they are two of the funniest people I have ever met. Here’s a sneak peek image from the wonderful Nami Dadlani Photography. Videography by Senderey Video. Hair and make-up by Renata at The Artist Revealed
Lately in South Florida, the weather has been pure perfection. Bright blue skies, crisp white clouds, and a subtle breeze that makes the wild flowers sway. This got us thinking about the beauty of Spring and all the ways to utilize this lovely season to our advantage for upcoming weddings. The answer came to us in the form of paper goods! Stationary is a great way to enhance your wedding or event while remaining somewhat understated.
Recently, we have been getting a lot of questions about Indian wedding invitations and how to add contemporary elements. While many Indian couples think you have to stay with traditional Indian designs and a simple invitation, we dare you to be bold. The invitation is a first impression, and a hint into the fabulousness that is soon to be your wedding. Using an ultra-modern invitation while inscribing “Traditional Hindu ceremony” creates a fun juxtaposition.
For spring, we are loving bright and bold colors. Pops of emerald, blood orange, magenta and sapphire are not only in season, but are so very eye-catching.
Watercolor floral patterns are another spring must-have, showing a softer side of the season. They can transport you to the enchantment of a secret garden while remaining dainty, detail oriented, and elegant. Feel free to play around with designs you may have shied away from before.
Stationary doesn’t stop at invites, but can carry on into every aspect of the event. Adorned labels attached to straws or poked into food make your delicious food and drinks look even more delectable.
Here are some gorgeous invitations we love from WeddingPaperDivas.com. All of these come with matching place cards, menu cards, ceremony programs, and tons of fun ways to incorporate paper goods into your upcoming wedding or event! We also included some fun images of labels sneaking their way into your tasty treats.
Happy (very belated) New Year!!
Here at Pawar Inc., we have been focusing the first month of the New Year on expanding into every kind of event you can imagine – Engagement planning, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, or a party just because life is something to celebrate! Let us make life’s milestones even more memorable and most importantly, stress-free.
Now, onto a month full of love and romantic colors. Here is some fab floral inspiration for February weddings.
We were so excited to be featured on WPTV News Channel 5 for a Thanksgiving decor special this morning! We chatted with Keli Fulton and gave ideas for last minute, do-it-yourself decor that can be used to spice up your Thanksgiving table. Here’s some more ideas we thought were too fabulous to not share. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving – gobble gobble.
Celebrity wedding season continues as Jessica Biel, 30 and Justin Timberlake, 31 tied the knot in Fasano, Italy this past weekend! Their vows took place at the chapel in the Borgo Egnazia resort and the reception continued at the same beautiful property surrounded by olive trees and cactus plants native to Southern Italy. Guests were reportedly put on private planes with no clue where they were headed! Timberlake said of the nuptials, “It was a lot to ask of them to travel, so we figured we’d give our guests a good party!” (People Magazine)
Destination weddings can be tricky but it’s something we have quite a bit of experience with here at Pawar Inc.
Because all of your guests do make the effort to travel, making them feel welcome is key and a great way to do this right away is with a welcome bag. A gift basket can be given upon arrival and can be filled with personalized items, snacks, or something unique that will enhance their mini-vacay! This is also the perfect place to put an itinerary if you have more than one wedding event planned.
A personal wedding website is an ideal way to get out information to your guests. It should not only include basic information about accommodations and transportation, but can also be customized with recommended activities to do in the area and fun things planned throughout the weekend.
Making sure every detail is executed flawlessly ensures that guests will have an unforgettable experience. If a destination wedding is something you’re considering, here’s some South Florida inspiration : )
Photo Credit for Indian wedding photos: Manolo Doreste www.ifstudios.net/
Growing up, I had always thought “I hope one day I marry someone that is as excited as my dog is for me to come home” and the sentiment remains. For all my animal lovers out there…you know how special dogs are in our lives and how they are with us through the sunny days and rainy days – just like what a marriage should be based on. So why wouldn’t you include your furry friend in your big day? The day you cross your paws and hope you all will be one big family happy.
If your venue allows animals, perfect! Put a bow-tie on Boomer or a collar of flowers on Daisy and have an entrusted family member walk them down the aisle to be a part of your ceremony. Bonus: Small ring bearer pillows can be easily attached to a dog collar.
If your venue is not pet-friendly, there are still plenty of ways to incorporate your best friend in the festivities. You can include them in your engagement photo shoot or even have a family member stop them by for a sloppy good luck kiss and photo op pre-ceremony.
Here are some photos that make our hearts melt and tails wag.
While we’re on the topic of celebrity weddings, we are over the moon for Anne Hathaway, who got married this past weekend in Big Sur, California to her long-time beau Adam Schulman. All the details from her Valentino gown to vegan menu can be easily duplicated for your special day!
Nature Inspiration – Barn weddings have been an extremely popular trend lately, with barn venues popping up across the country simply to cater to weddings and special events. Even if your wedding is indoors, finding an outdoor setting for special photos is a great idea to capture some of the best lighting and most beautiful, natural moments. We decided to take the barn, natural, rustic feel and show ways to glam it up and make it your own!
Go Vegan. – Healthy for you, healthy for the environment. That’s precisely why vegan weddings have doubled in the last two years. When The National Restaurant Association surveyed chefs around the country for their “What’s Hot in 2011” questionnaire, more than half of the chefs responded veganism. While not all of your guests may be feeling the meatless vibe, there are plenty of ways to incorporate a few vegan items onto your menu or create a full vegan menu that’s hard for anyone to resist. Try out this recipe at home for a spicy lentil wrap with tahini sauce stolen from California specialty supermarket, Trader Joe’s!
Bridal Style – While Anne kept everything else about her wedding day simple, she went all out in a custom-made Valentino gown and a headpiece that goes great with her pixie cut. Whether you have longer locks or a short ‘do, headpieces are a great way to make a statement.
We are so inspired by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold’s recent September nuptials! The gorgeous duo wed earlier this month at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, just outside of Charleston in a white-tented reception. While official photos have not been released, we have taken ideas and created a look book of our own – a unique blend of charm and tradition with a modern twist!
Tent Weddings – We recently went to Los Angeles and got the opportunity to attend a pre-Emmy party fitted for the stars, using these to-die-for Raj Tents! Tents are a unique way to make an evening more intimate or offer some shade on a warm day.
Here are some other options for tenting styles – clear and lighted tents:
Mash-up Music – Blake & Ryan had a mix of live performances (from celebrity friends Florence + the Machine) and a DJ. Having a DJ mixed with live performances or classical musicians is a great way to surprise guests and liven up the night. Recently, we had a string quartet play traditional Indian music as the bride walked down the aisle, followed by a deejayed reception that had everyone dancing into the wee hours of the night!
Continuing + ending with that theme, Gold is a color that never goes out of style and adds flare to any event. Here’s some small ways to incorporate this regal pop of color into your wedding.
For those of you that don’t know…Diwali is known as the “festival of lights” and is one of the most important festivals of the year for an Indian. Diwali is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.
My fondest memories of Diwali are of when I lived in England. Each year my mom would give us a gigantic list of cleaning tasks. We didn’t rest until the house was fit for a visit from the Queen. After all the dusting and polishing we would open the windows (no matter how cold) and place a little diya (votive candle) on the ledge in hopes to entice Lakshmi. Then all the fun stuff came, tons of delicious food, decadent Indian sweets, fireworks, family and friends coming together to celebrate. Diwali brings out the best in everyone and it is customary to pull out all the stops with regards to food, clothing and decor.
Here are my favorite ideas for food, fashion and fun for modern Desis to celebrate Diwali 2011. Who doesn’t love a good samosa? Go to Sailu’s Kitchen to get easy to follow step-by-step instructions www.sailusfood.com. Splurge and buy a stunning suit by Payal Singhal from Exclusively In www.exclusively.in. A suit by Payal will make a statement at any Diwali party. Instead of fireworks this year why not light a sky lantern? Sky lanterns are a beautiful site, but can be dangerous so please follow the instructions carefully and don’t forget to make a wish.
I am mad about whoopie pies and think this delicious little devilish dessert is a perfect compliment to any wedding menu. For those of you yet to try this sweet sensation here is a quickie description: A big, soft sandwich cookie made with two cupcake tops, sandwiched with a creamy filling – they’re like the best of both cupcake and cookie worlds. Yummy! For an Indian wedding I suggest serving chocolate coconut whoopie pies and mango whoopie pie s’mores. I found this great recipe at on a blog called Babble.com. Check it out http://blogs.babble.com/fa
So you’ve planned your perfect destination wedding at a gorgeous resort and now you have to plan your outfits for everyday! It is important to always look the part from the moment you arrive to the moment you check out of the hotel.Here are some great ideas for causal wear and evening wear to show that you are always a chic dulhan.
Featured designers; Payal Singhal, Mallika Mathur and Sapan More.
The nice thing about hiring a planner to coordinate your wedding is that you have time to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends during your big event.Some brides like to be busy and surrounded by people, and some brides prefer to indulge in personal escapes such as a yoga class or massage. I recently attended the grand opening of the beautiful ELLE Spa at the Eden Roc in Miami, FL. It is the first ever ELLE spa and the moment I walked through the doors I was instantly in a Zen state of mind.If you’re a busy bride getting married at the Eden Roc you MUST fit in some well deserved pampering. Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to check out the spa’s amazing store. It is petite, tres chic and is stocked with fabulous products.
My favorite find is Lollia Calm Body Powder. Seeing this perfect round box evoked feelings of nostalgia as it reminded me of sneaking into my grandmother’s room and exploring all the fun things she had laid out on her dressing table. This fantastic little gem is a wonderful treat for any bride looking for a soothing moment away from the camera’s, stylists and…ahem, sometimes overbearing family members.