Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wedding Jewellery by Tanishq

The latest issue of Femina begins with this beautiful Tanishq Bridal jewellery catalogue..I couldn't stop drooling looking at these beautiful pictures. Whats great is that Tanishiq has tried to show brides and ceremonies from different parts of the country with matching jewellery..I missed seeing a Maharashtrian Bride though!

Isn't this spread simply gorgeous!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

lets share: Guest Post by Newly Wed Sunita!

Today we have the lovely newly wed Sunita who is sharing her really sweet story of how she fell in love and married her friend!
Here it goes in Sunita's words :)

" Om Paramar Mainamar ". 
Snehil and I have known each other for almost 7.4 years now. As the lines from the movie "When Harry met Sally" goes - When we realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. The moment we realized that we wanted to spend the rest of our life's together, we talked to  our parents and the next thing we know, the wedding date was set. 

We got married this December( 11th Dec, 2009 - to be precise). And the ride so far has being great. The number of fights have gone down majorly, the love has tripled and the friendship part is still intact  (like the  fevicol ka jhod).

The story of how the girl met the boy or should i say how we met each other :) The story is a typical boy meets girl, they fall in love and get married and they live happily ever after. We met in the second semester of our engineering, my very good friend(Surbhi Kath) played cupid and hooked us together.

The romantic or should I say the ' not so romantic' proposal


The better half always sat right behind me in the lectures and we passed chits to talk to each other. During one of these chits passing sessions, he told me about a this girl that he liked in the college, and was afraid of proposing her. He even told him that the girl's name started with 'S', but me being a dumb, didn't take a single hint.  
And one fine evening, as we were sitting in the college campus and chatting (sitting on a bench near the covered drains), the boy says "I love you" and I looked up and in a confused state say "Sorry", the boy says "I love you" again and just then his good friend pops up from nowhere and forces and takes us to the college canteen for a cup of coffee. 10 mins later, I head for the college bus with butterflies in my stomach. That evening the boy inquisitively calls to know the current status – 
a) MORE THAN FRIENDS OR b) JUST FRIENDS and I reply ‘uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh’. 
The next day, gathered guts, did about 0.5 pushups and  confessed my love for him. What’s the ‘not so romantic’ part  in the whole story – the place what else. I always pull his leg for this. I mean who proposes his then girlfriend and now wife on a bench near the drains. Ewwwww.

But honestly, at the end of the day what matters is the love you confess for each other and not the place or the setting ( The line doesn’t hold true if the proposal was done on a private yacht or on a beach).

What's the best thing that i like about 'the better half' is that he is my best friend. There are few things more rejuvenating than sharing a belly bursting laugh with him. He is being my best pal since college and I intend to keep it that way.  I  wish and hope and pray  that the friendship part doesn’t fade with the years.

In the end : What have you learned so far in the 7.4 years of being together, you really can't change anything or anybody in a relationship. So you either work around that or you accept it. For us this relationship has never being  about compromises, its about acceptance. Acceptance of each other minus the conditions. We both hope that the coming years brings us all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life also grant us patience, tolerance, and understanding.

PS : " Om Paramar Mainamar " means we dedicate our union to a greater source.

PPS  : Love you SNEHIL SHARMA because you are the only person in the world, I can be myself with. And because you are the only person(after my ma & sushi) who knows me with all my flaws and still loves me
truly, madly and deeply...

Now isn't that really sweet? I do agree with Sunita that it is really important to accept the other without conditions for a happy marriage...but it is so darn difficult to apply isn't it?
Thank you Sunita for sharing your story with me here...it feels great to share :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shri Saif :) and Kareena at the Padma Shri Awards

Uff....I have a serious crush on this couple...don't they just look so amazing together? I love that they co ordinate their clothes for most public appearances.
I love Saif Ali Khan's ivory sherwani with the shirt underneath and gold cuff links..simple elegant royal.
I would have loved to have my husband wear a sherwani for our wedding...i don't know why he didn't...will have to check on that i just a bit :D
Kareena looks ravishing as ever..extremly classy...I would so love to get myself a suit like her's for a day function...

oh I wish to attend more weddings...:)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

lets share: Guest Post by Blogger and Bride to be Sapphire!

I am super excited to share this space with Sapphire who is sharing with us her indian engagement pictures with us today...yay!!

This is Sapphire's story of loving and keeping her man..here is how it happened by Sapphire..

The How We Met Story:
Two years ago, I went to a Scandinavian party in San Francisco. Being
a Scandinavian party, it was full of Swedes, Norwegians, the
occasional Danes and me, the Indian-American. After feeling like the
lonely duck, an unassuming but very good looking Swede spoke to me.
Three hours later of long conversations, I had butterflies in my

Flash forward to Sweden 2010, I am living in Sweden and loving the
cold little country on the North Pole. Okay, possibly not the cold.
The mysterious Swede and I have been together since that fateful day.
In January we celebrated our two year anniversary of meeting since we
could never establish a date when we 'officially started dating.' It
was another horribly cold day in Stockholm so we spent it inside,
enjoying a foot massage and champagne. We eventually went outside to
take a promenade and the whole time I could sense he was nervous. 'Is
he going to ask?' I reflected to myself. He didn't. We arrived home
and went to our favorite Italian restaurant for dinner. But he didn't
say anything then either.

Late that night, we were chatting on the bed. Me getting my foot rub
and hiding under the covers and him, of course giving the foot rub.
When my eyes starting drooping and my brain wandered to fuzzy land, I
heard quietly, "I've been thinking all day on how to do this and I
have to tell you now." And then he proposed. It was a Swedish
engagement; and we were both in our pajamas.

In March, we had a Hindi engagement in India and next year we will
have the wedding there as well. It will be full of colors and chaos.
Now begins the wedding planning...

Awww..don't the two of them look adorable!

Click here for Sapphire's full post about her Swedish Engagement on her blog..

This is a first for my blog and am so excited. Thank you Sapphire for sharing your wonderful moment with us:)
I'd like to wish you all the best for your life and the forthcoming wedding preparations...it is a lot of fun and I know you'll have a great time doing so..
look forward to sharing your wedding pictures here too!