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Must Have Photo Moments

Bursting with vivid and bold hues, opulent décor and intricate but elegant designs very well describe Indian weddings. Also known as Shaadi or Shadi, Indian weddings are best known for their grandeur, traditions, grace, colors and almost carnival-type celebration. Unique photographs taken at an Indian weddings are made up of warm glances, shared laughter, loving stares, bold colors, elegant mandaps, …

Islamic Weddings Remarkable Rituals Combined with Elegance and Style

Islamic Weddings Remarkable Rituals Combined with Elegance and Style

Weddings are celebrated with great fervor around the world and across cultures. What makes them special though are the diverse rituals and traditions that are truly fascinating. In Islam, marriage is seen as a righteous act, a social commitment, and an act of devotion towards significant other. Here is a glimpse into the ceremonial rituals that make the wedding an …

Mehndi Ceremony: Rituals, Customs & Significance

Mehndi Ceremony: Rituals, Customs & Significance

Mehndi is an art of applying decorative designs on hands, feet, and arms. It is an integral part of Indian traditional weddings so much that the ritual has a dedicated day to its name that is celebrated in its full entirety. Festive music, vibrant dance, lavish decor, and mouth-watering delicacies with great pomp have everyone thoroughly enjoying this beautification ritual. …

Orlando Carriage Rides Inc

Orlando Carriage Rides Inc

Orlando Carriage Rides Inc2613 Windsor Hill Dr.WindermereFL 34786-6202321-278-8007dustin@orlandocarriage.comwww.orlandocarriage.com CENTRAL FLORIDA HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE PROVIDER Orlando Equestrian, LLC d/b/a Orlando Horse and Carriage is Central Florida’s premier horse drawn carriage ride service provider specializing in Theme Parks, Special Events, Parades, Quinceaneras, and Baraats, Weddings. We take pride in creating memorable moments for you and your guests by providing safe, well presented, …

2019 MyShadi Bridal Expos: Year in Review

For over 10 years, MyShadi Bridal Expo has been a community event not to be missed by those planning a South Asian wedding. What began as a small bridal show twice a year in Florida, has now grown into a platform for over 85 event vendors taking place in over six different cities across the Southeast US. Hosted by Desh …

Ayurvedic Secrets: Beauty Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is not just a superstar spice when it comes to Indian cooking, but also an amazing Ayurvedic ingredient. It is filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. Turmeric not only has health benefits, but also has many beauty benefits. #1. Delay Signs of Ageing UV rays are one of the worst enemies of your skin. Turmeric’s antioxidants help …

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Wedding Trousseau: South Indian Sarees for Indian Brides

When it comes to an Indian bride’s wedding trousseau, sarees are a must-have. A part of India that is especially rich in terms of the different varieties of sarees it produces is South India. While everyone knows about Kanjeevaram and Mysore silk sarees, there are a lot more varieties to choose from. So, here’s a small guide on the types …

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Indian Dishes you can Serve in Shot Glasses at your Wedding

When it comes to their wedding, every couple wants to add some element to wow their guests and stand out from the rest! Wedding trends are constantly changing. One of the latest trends in weddings is the use of Shot Glasses. And, we are definitely not talking about alcohol. Shot Glasses are now becoming a favorite at weddings, be it …

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Tips to Choose Perfect Varmala or Jaimala for your Wedding

Indian weddings are filled with so many colorful customs and rituals. One such beautiful ritual is the varmala or jaimala ceremony, where the bride and the groom exchange garlands to symbolize the start of their new journey together. Remember, this garland will be a part of most of your wedding day photos, so make the right choice. Here are tips …

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Things to Keep in Mind while Deciding your Wedding Hairstyle

On the wedding day, every bride wants to and should look impeccable from head to toe. It is a day when all eyes will be on her, following her every step. Dear brides, just as you take time out to prepare for your outfit, your jewelry, and your makeup, you need to think about your hairstyle as well. After all, …

Best Bollywood Songs for Groom’s Entrance

Indian wedding entrances are often grand, festive, and fun! More often than not, though, the bride is the first to come to mind when thinking of entrance songs. How she enters the venue, who will accompany her, and most importantly, what song will play as she walks down the aisle are all important details to plan. Well, dear grooms, you …

Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors for Your Guests

Many of us have become more environmentally conscious and aware of the resources we use and couples planning their weddings are no different. Eco-friendly weddings are on the rise, and if you are a green couple, then you are likely making conscious choices to incorporate your values and love for the environment into your wedding planning. One way to share …

Fusion Mini Desserts to Add to Your Wedding Menu

Make the dessert table at your wedding reception the talk of the town! For a unique twist, consider fusion and bite-size desserts that capture tradition and culture as well as a sense of adventure. The latest trend in the wedding food industry, mini-desserts are easy to eat and allow guests to sample a few items. Fusing Indian flavors with western …

Two Most Important, Essential Rituals in Hindu Weddings By Raj Shah

In earlier wedding special issues of Desh-Videsh, I have discussed the importance of wedding rituals in Hindu weddings. A wedding for a Hindu family is not just a party and celebration, but it also fulfills one of the nine sanskars of life. In other words, Marriage, for every Hindu, is not merely pleasure, or romantic love, but an act of …

Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

You’re excited that he proposed, and a date has been set! Now what? The last thing you want is unnecessary stress during this exciting time with the hassle and confusion of logistics and accommodations. Trust us when we say, “Work with Professionals!” On your wedding day, you don’t want to be worrying about anything besides walking down the aisle. Here …