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By Gunjan

We’re still marveling from that gorgeous Dubai wedding earlier this week and we’re taking a cue from the bride’s reception gown for today’s color inspiration. Thinking ahead to winter we love the idea of mixing dark colors with some metallic which is why rose gold and navy seemed like an obvious pairing. Mixed with some tame grey and ivory this color combination is rich and elegant!


Credits: MLR Photography, Invitations, Cake

By Gunjan

Attention DC, MD and VA area brides Dream Shaadi is at it again with their Fall Shaadi Showcase taking place on November 1st from 1pm-5pm at the Fall Church Marriott Fairview Park!  There will be over 50 vendors showcasing their portfolios, sampling products and giving away potential discounts. Brides, Grooms, Bridal Parties, Parents and more are welcome to join in on the fun.




Register online today to secure your spot for the November 1st affair!

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Shaadi Showcase Fall 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Fall Church Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042


By Gunjan

We’re featuring a Real Wedding today that literally had me gawking at each and every single picture because of how stunning it was. The outdoor scenery and decor, the opulent staging, the gorgeous couple and not to mention the striking photographs are everything fairytale weddings are made of.

Into Candid Photography were the people responsible for bringing this wedding to us and we’re so happy they did! Our couple, Priyanka and Rahul, got married at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina in an outdoor ceremony by the water. Their wired domed Mandap was accentuated with flowers and yellow fabric drapings with lights and lanterns sprawling across the sky on the lawn.

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Love that the couple opted for a “when in Dubai” moment and opted to ride a camel for the baraat instead of a horse! Also don’t forget to read that touching note Priyanka gave Rahul on his handkerchief- love this idea!

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To see more gorgeous images courtesy of Into Candid Photography make sure to visit the photo gallery!

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The bride and groom share their favorite parts of the wedding day:

Bride: For me it was really important to enjoy my wedding week so i didn’t let anything get to me or stress me out in any way. I made sure that i enjoed very second and made the most of it. 

Groom: I remember seeing the wedding venue for the first time and being really happy about it. That was our favorite venue and really looked exactly like we had wanted it. Thanks to Vivaah for that. 

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I really didn’t expect to love any other set up as much as I loved their ceremony decor and then I saw the reception. The white and crystal staging, the lavish sprawling trees and not to mention those illuminated dancers what is there not to fall in love with? I am also obsessed with the bride’s navy gown- so elegant!

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Thank you so much to Into Candid Photography for sharing this truly one of a kind wedding with us!



Dubai Indian Wedding Vendors- Photography- Into Candid Photography/ Videography- Play Pause Smile/ Venue- Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and MarinaThe Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre/ Event planner- Vivaah Middle East/ Mehndi- Vandana Makkar/ Makeup- Nikita Sharma, dubai/ Bride Outfits- Sangeet: Siyonna, Wedding: Aza, Reception: Priya Chhabriya, Parmar Tailors

By Gunjan

For today’s CineMonday envision a picture perfect ocean view wedding backdrop with clear blue waters and sand running under your bare feet! Now add in our Spotlight Vendor, Belle Mer’s gorgeous Goat Island estate and you’ve got today’s feature captured by NYNJ Photography!

With only a short amount of time to plan their shoot NYNJ Photography did such a beautiful job weaving this video together. Taking moments from the Sangeet, Vidhi, Wedding  and Reception they were able to show the joy and excitement from Pooja and Dhru’s big day. One thing you can’t deny is this crowd knew how to dance!

Must See Moments:

  • Pooja dripping in jewels from head to toe
  • Stunning aerial view of the outdoor ceremony
  • Pooja and Dhru’s playful nature
  • The lively baraat
  • Love the bridal party outfits!
  • The bride and groom’s touching words to eachother

Pooja & Dhru Destination Indian Wedding – Belle Mer, Newport – Rhode Island from NYNJ Photography on Vimeo.

By Gunjan

Whether you’re busy planning an engagement party or the big day it’s always fun to throw in seasonal favorites into the fold. One such way to do this is to take the ingredients that peak with the weather and mold them into a unique concoction. Today we came up with a few different cocktail or mocktails you can serve up at your event that will have leave your guests with a lasting impression.


First up we have the apple cider margaritas. Everyone knows an Autumn drink is not complete without either apple, pumpkin or cinnamon so this spiced drink will fit perfectly with your fall theme! Get the recipe here!


In keeping up with the fruits of the season we found a delicious Mulled Pear Sangria recipe. You can serve this drink warm and would be a great addition to your chai and coffee station!


No Fall inspired drink list is complete without adding ginger and this Ginger Beer Mojito is perfect for your beer loving guests who want to take it up a notch. With only four ingredients in it’s repertoire this drink is super easy to make!


This next drink had me salivating the second I laid eyes on it. For the brunch crowd how about substituting the mimosas and bellini’s and upgrading to a Lemon, Ginger and Pomegranate Sparkler? Not only does it look and sound delicious but the ingredients really pack an antioxidant punch- win/win!


For your guests who prefer to stick to mocktails we found a delicious Golden Apple Punch recipe. The best part is you can make it ahead of time and just add it to your beverage bar making it a low maintainence but still delicious drink!

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