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How to Drape a Dupatta

How to Drape a Dupatta

Draping a dupatta on your wedding day can be a daunting and time-consuming task. The dupatta has to look fantastic because all eyes are on you, as well as stay in place. For this reason I always hire dresser to drape the bride so that she looks flawless and feels 100% confident walking down the aisle or entering a ballroom for her grand introduction.


I sometimes get push back from clients about this, but to me a good dresser is worth their weight in gold.


For my non-desi friends the definition of a dupatta: (du·pat·ta) a length of material worn as a scarf or head covering or draped over the body.


FAQ “Can’t my aunt or friend help with draping the dupatta?” The answer to this is yes, but why put yourself in a position for possible failure? The pressure is on!  My philosophy is “pay a professional to have peace of mind.”  Hiring a good dresser means no stress for the bride and everyone will be dressed on time. Your dupatta will stay in place and look amaze, which is particularly important during the ceremony as a bride will be standing, sitting, moving during that time.


For dupatta draping inspiration take a look at this handy guide on


My favorite was #15: Simple drape with one dupatta.

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South Florida Wedding Videographer Spotlight

Our feature today is on Michael LaFrance of LaFrance Films a fabulous wedding and documentary videographer based in Palm Beach, Florida. Michael goes above and beyond to connect with clients and always finds a way to give them a unique experience. subdomains . Let’s see what Michael had to say under the spotlight.














PI: How would you describe your videographer style?

Michael: I can’t say that I have a particular “style” in the traditional sense. I am a story teller and each couple I work with has a different story to tell. It’s my job to take their personal story and make sure that I capture the emotions that go with it and present it in a way that truly expresses the wedding day.


PI: If you weren’t a videographer what else would you?

Michael: That’s a tough question! Is a photographer too close to what I do now? How about a beach bum? Truthfully, it’s a really tough thing for me to answer because I really do what I love. I love meeting people and helping them tell their stories. subdomains . site not working I have my dream job.


PI: What is the most common question clients ask you?

Michael: You mean other than how much are my services?! Many people ask me if I just film weddings. the answer is no, but that’s what they want to know. I can film anything as long as there’s a story to tell.


PI: How would you describe a LaFrance Films client?

Michael: For weddings, my clients are people who I really can connect with. They are good people who love each other. Capoucompswerin They obviously understand quality film-making, but that goes without saying! But I don’t work with people who I can’t get a good sense for or see how much they love each other and their families.


PI: What new technology are you offering to clients?

Michael: We have the amazing ability to use cutting-edge drone technology to offer amazing aerial shots that you can’t get with anything else. We can fly in over the ocean right up to the ceremony and beyond in one, fluid shot. dns information . It is really amazing and many of my clients are taking advantage of it.


PI: What is your favorite mealtime? Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

Michael: Breakfast for Lunch and Dinner! |‎ |





Keeping cool, calm & chic during a summer Indian wedding

Hosting a destination wedding during the summer months in South Florida has its peaks and valleys.  The best part is that you will save some dough!  In the summer the hotel rates go down, the vendors reduce their prices and you can have your pick of venues.  The down side is the weather.  The daily forecast is hot and humid with a sprinkling of showers.  If you are thinking of hosting an Indian destination wedding then you face some bigger challenges because typically the ceremony is done during the day and outside.  The standard issues span from the guests being overheated. Imagine wearing a heavy sari, full make-up and jewelry in 90-degree weather; the bride and groom overly glistening (we don’t like to use the word sweat); and family photos becoming very difficult to coordinate with hot and hungry family members.  So what is a chic and budget savvy bride supposed to do? Simple…let the crew at Pawar, Inc. give you some sunny advice.

Ice Cold beverage – offer your guests a delish and refreshing welcome drink as they arrive.  One of our favorites for the summer is a crushed ice peach bellini infused with rosemary. A twist on the welcome drink is a welcome sorbet. Have servers hand carve it out of a watermelon or pineapple for a la carte service as guests arrive.

Fan me – the comfort of your guests should be a top priority.  Nobody wants to bake in the sun. You want your guests to watch the wedding ceremony with love in their hearts, not bad thoughts about how hot and uncomfortable they are.   A great way to keep the wedding outdoors is to provide your guests with some shade. You can get creative and provide fans or personalized umbrellas.   We love big market umbrellas that reflect the heat and provide shade.

Our favorite and most budget saavy option …From dawn till dusk – opt to have your wedding ceremony in the early evening to capture the beautiful light in photos and to let the heat surpass.  You can then go straight into cocktails and dinner and your guests will have the hottest part of the day to lounge poolside.




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Indian Wedding Clothing: What Does Your Sari Say About You?

indian bridal dress 1Indian wedding traditions differ depending on region, religion, and culture. The dress will vary depending on where the bride is from. Indian wedding clothing is an integral part of the wedding process because of the religious significance of various articles of clothing.

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Fur Better or Fur Worse

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. site not working 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.

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