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I’ve been dreaming about the perfect, sleek, sassy, and strappy pair of gold and silver sandals, and I found it!  It’s slender and sophisticated, with the easiest maintenance that I’ve seen in a wedding sandal. I also love the gold (not too shocking) and the equally subtle silver. There’s something really elegant about a simple stiletto heel (this sexy pair is at almost 5” high). I think my favorite part of this sandal is the extra strap in the middle, which allows for additional support, and the zip in the back (so you don’t need to deal with those darn buckles!). Oh also, did you notice there are no bells, whistles, ornaments, glitter, etc? It really is the understated sandal that doesn’t take away the attention of your outfit. Simple is sexy!




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By Gunjan

We’re heading to the Victorian era today with Kavita Bhartia’s latest collection from Amazon India Fashion Week. Drawing inspiration from the monarchy, Bhartia used lace, silk and crepe fabric to give the old world charm to her new era collection. Keeping the color palette mostly nude and pastel, she designed layered a-line dresses fit for daytime into evening.

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By Gunjan

It’s fashion overload right now in the world of Indian runway fashion. Right on the heels of Lakmé Fashion Week comes Amazon India Fashion Week 2015 and we’re sharing the pastel collection of goodness via Payal Singhal’s new collection! Filled with pale colors and muted undertones, the emphasis was most definitely on the fabric. Incorporating dainty lace with ruffles and sheer sequins, the outfits were absolutely divine.

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I am literally swooning. I mean belts, lace and tulle all in one outfit? Does it get any more perfect than this?

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By Gunjan

The windy city is bringing us a gorgeous detailed filled wedding today. Simply by Suzy captured the beautiful wedding of Kav and Alpa who, on top of planning their amazing wedding, were also a 4th year medical student and 1st year resident! Their photographer, Simply by Suzy, really photographed this wedding to make sure every single detail was well documented. Between her eye for detail and the couple’s meticulous planning, this wedding was perfection!

I could go on and on about everything I love about this wedding but the bride, Alpa, shared so many details that I will let her do the talking instead!

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“Kav and I met in a physical chemistry course at Loyola University Chicago back in our pre-med days (over eight years ago!). I was an over-eager front-row student and he was definitely the opposite. On the first day of this notoriously difficult course, I was running late and ended up taking the seat next to the quiet Indian boy in the back row. Kav is the soft-spoken, studious type so it took some time to get to know the person sitting next to me that semester. We started out as study buddies and eventually became the best of friends before deciding to make our relationship official in December of 2006! “

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“As we planned for the big day, I made it a point to focus on the details that would allow us to share our story with our guests without breaking the bank. I was going for elegant and modern with a touch of whimsy and, above all else, personal. We chose a deep purple and gold color palette with pops of red and maroon to blend our modern vision with the traditional Indian wedding colors. This was executed beautifully by our decorator, Poonam, who worked with us to design a stunning mandap that was ethereal and just perfect for the tented Lakeside Pavilion where our ceremony was held. Because we maintained the same color scheme for both the ceremony and reception, we were successfully able to reuse the beautiful floral arrangements from the ceremony as our centerpieces for the guest and sweetheart tables at the reception. To set a romantic tone for the evening, we had candlelight and rose petals on every table as well as a gold arch-shaped backdrop with hanging votive candles behind the sweetheart and cake tables. It was truly breathtaking.”

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Make sure to head on over to the photo gallery to see all of the images from today!

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“When we started discussing our wedding, Kav and I agreed that we would have a fairly traditional ceremony as it was important to us to honor our parents and our heritage. However, I also wanted to infuse our own character into the wedding reception to give it a more personal feel.”

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“Kav and I both come from large extended families with many children, we created a wedding activity book for our younger guests. This was a lot of fun to put together and, to this day, we continue to receive positive comments about the activity books from our guests. I truly feel that these little personal touches, which we injected into the day, were some of the most memorable features of the wedding.” 

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“In the spirit of infusing our love and our story into the details of the day, each of our table numbers included a memory, story, or a fact associated with the number of the table. For example, “Table 6: The number of hours it would take to drive from K’s family’s village in India to A’s family’s village in India (Buhari to Unjha).” This was a fun way to reminisce about old memories and also share new things with all of our guests. “

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“For our cake, we asked the pastry chef to decorate each tier with memorable words that Kav and I came up with. These words ranged from our favorite restaurant to the place that we met, and everything in between. Not only was this a great opportunity for Kav and I to reflect on our relationship, the final result was beautiful, unique, and of course, delicious (it was a yellow and chocolate cake with a raspberry filling served a la mode with coconut gelato … yum!.”

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“I decided to surprise Kav by purchasing a really fun tea-length wedding dress to wear to our marriage license signing at the local courthouse. Our photographer, Suzy, graciously offered to document that milestone for us. My sister and two of my closest friends were also present, making it all the more special. “

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Thank you so much to Simply by Suzy, Kav and Alpa for submitting today’s wedding!

To see more head on over to our photo gallery!

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By Gunjan

Our Featured Vendor, Sampat Jewellers, joins us on the blog today highlighting symbolic facts about the 16 key pieces of Indian jewelry!

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Jewelry is the most important thing for dressing up a bride and to be ready for the big day. But many of us don’t know the actual significance of every piece that a bride wears.  Through this article, we want to make every bride/woman understand the significance so she can really appreciate the beauty of the various pieces of bridal jewelry!

1.  Tika: Maang Tika is considered one of the prime accessories for brides. It is supposed to rest on the center of the forehead, which is the 6th Chakra in Hindu mythology. As it’s placed in the center, it also signifies one’s ability to control emotions and give the power of concentration. More importantly it implies the union of female with the male in nature at all levels including physical. This is specifically associated with women about to get married and enter a new phase of life.

2. Nath (Nose pin): Nose stud or ring is worn by both married and unmarried Hindu women. The significance of the nose stud varies from region to region. In certain Hindu sects, a nose ring is worn during marriage and is a symbol of married woman. In some cultures, the size of the nose ring implies the amount of wealth a family possesses.



3. Jhumkha (Earrings): From earliest times long ear lobes have been regarded as a sign of spiritual development and superior status. The purpose of wearing earrings is not only for beauty and adornment but also to protect from evil influences. Wearing of large earrings also is supposed to have some therapeutic value. In certain places, ear piercing was believed to be good for the eyes; it also sharpened the mind and drew off ‘bad humors’.

4. Necklace: Necklaces are often worn near the heart. Their purpose is to strengthen our emotions and love. For instance, by wearing a necklace of a stone it is believed that we are binding ourself to the stone’s powers and the magical properties assigned to it. A necklace also is believed to have a purpose of distracting the viewer from the wearer’s body and thus protecting her from the mysterious wicked eye.

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5. Kada (Bangles) :  Made of any material that showcases the supreme craftsmanship by using shell, copper, bronze, gold, diamonds and silver and almost any material. These circlets symbolize the potent energy of the sun.

6. Baju Bandh (Armlet): Different types of Baju Bandh are worn in different parts of India. “Baju” means arm and “Bandh” is covering. It is the symbol of strength and position of the kings and queens and symbolizes great power and strength.


7. Wedding Ring: The wedding ring, worn on the second finger of the left hand, is a priceless ornament. Ancient Romans believed that the vein in that finger runs directly to the heart.

8. Payal (Anklet): Anklet is worn just above the foot joint.  By wearing silver regularly, it is said that silver is absorbed through the skin. This has a pain-relief effect in such a way that it increases blood circulation and also reduces muscle pain.


9. Kamarbandh (Waist Band ): This is my favorite of all. It is the most sensual of all the ornaments. This waist belt attracts attention towards the sensual navel area, highlighting the thin waist of a woman. It can be made of silver or gold with diamonds and gemstones. It is also used by women to keep a check on fat accumulation around their belly.  Such simple measure used by women in ancient times and today we rely on weighing machines.

10. Bichhiya (Toe ring) : It’s not only a sign that the woman is married, it’s also science. Indian Vedas say that by wearing this in both feet, it is believed that their menstrual cycle course is regularized with even intervals. This gives good scope for conceiving to married women.  It is usually made of silver. It being a good conductor as it absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing the entire body system.


We hope this article will generate some ideas and encourage you to wear these ornaments. Due to western influence we may tend to not wear some of these pieces. But it would be great if we incorporated some, if not all, of this jewelry in our everyday life.  Our mission is to provide versatile jewelry to every woman who wants to wear the western outfit with a hint of Indian tradition.

References: 1, 2

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Jinal Sampat is the owner of Sampat Jewellers. Sampat Jewellers is a Featured Vendor in the Indian Wedding Site Vendor Directory.

We exist to provide you with versatile handmade diamond jewelry that you can wear on multiple outfits. Our jewelry is handmade and every piece is unique and one of a kind. The diamonds are sourced and screened by our founder because the quality of our diamonds is important to us. Our team includes an exceptionally talented team of artists from West Bengal, India. It requires long hours of focused work to create fine diamond jewelry.. Every design goes through a quality check to meet your needs and provide you with the design you have always dreamt of. To support the artists and the trade of handmade diamond jewelry, we pledge 5% of our profits towards education. Working with us will make you feel at home. It is a friendly and welcoming experience that we have been delivering on since 1977.

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