Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Palace Wedding places in India

 India is home to many wonderful palaces and forts that are rich in history, elegance and opulence and are among the most spectacular wedding venues in the India. A royal palace wedding is definitely a romantic affair to remember for a lifetime. Let’s go through the list of most incredible palaces in India that you can consider for your grand destination wedding.  

Umaid Bhawan is the most beautiful wedding venue in Jodhpur where you can start your romantic affair in luxurious comfort. The Umaid Bhawan has one of the largest ballrooms in the world known as The Marwar hall. The palace is completely built out of chittar sandstone which adds to its beauty. Lawn weddings are also possible at the Baradari lawns, perfect for hosting a grand Indian wedding. You can also enjoy traditional rajasthani food along with limitless collection of dishes from different parts of the world.

This Rambagh palace located at Jaipur was the former hunting lodge and residence of the Maharaja. The grand ballroom of the palace ‘Suvarna Mahal’ is perfect for a royal palace wedding.  Experience the royal touch and tie your knot at Rambagh Palace. The well maintained gardens suitable for reception parties and the unique artworks create a mesmerizing experience at the palace for your big day.

Laxmi Niwas Palace has years of expertise in hosting exclusive weddings in royal style. The hand printed sculptures and gold-laden walls will amaze you without any doubt. The luxuriously unique guest rooms with high ceilings add to its luxury. Laxi Niwas is a grand old Palace with spacious sitting rooms & dining rooms that are filled with antiques and countless hunting trophies.

One of the most premium palaces in the world with a beautiful mix of architectural influences from Rajput, Mughal and Europe.  The most suitable place to organize bid fat Indian wedding, as the palace has many lavish courtyards and gardens. It is also the residence of the Jaipur Royal Family. It also consists of ‘Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum’.

An exotic palace wedding venue in the form of Jai Mahal is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The exquisite Mughal gardens set the tone for Jai Mahal, which is an architectural marvel in itself. The decor at Jai Mahal is predominantly Rajasthani and amenities are state-of-the-art, thereby striking a fine balance between heritage and refinement.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bengali Wedding Rituals

Unlike other Indian Weddings Bengali Weddings have its own flavor of traditions and rituals. The weddings are incomplete without the deep and meaningful rituals which are performed amidst the colorfully vibrant and creative decorations.

Ashirbaad:  The bride receives blessings from the elders of the groom’s side and vice versa on this auspicious day. The elder members of both the family sprinkle husked rice and trefoil on the brides and grooms head and present gold ornaments. This shows the acceptance of the bride and groom by both the families.

Aai Budo Bhaat: A party thrown by the relatives or friends of the bride which signifies their approval for the marriage and also encourages community feeling.

Holud Kota: During this ceremony married women of the household grind turmeric and apply it on the brides body which brightens the brides complexion and her skin will start to glow.

Dodhi Mongol:At the day of marriage the ladies dress up the bride’s hands with traditional bangles Shakha & Paula. They also feed her a special meal with curd and rice.

Bor Jatri: All the members of the groom’s family dress up and start their journey to the bride’s house where the wedding takes place.

Bor Boron: When the groom’s relatives and friends reach the bride’s house the bride’s mother along with other members welcome them by holding earthen lamp, sprinkling trefoil and by placing husked rice in a kula. They are served sweets and drinks after this ceremony.

Potto Bastra: The groom is seated at the wedding altar and offered new clothes by the person who is performing the sampradaan. This is the gift offered to the groom by the bride’s family.

Saat Paak: The bride is lifted by her brothers and carried around the groom in seven complete circles while seated in a wooden stool. This ceremony is performed for winding together the bride and groom.

Mala Badal:Soon after the bride completes the circles, the bride and the groom exchange garlands, the first step which symbolizes that they accept one another.

Subho Dristi: After exchanging the garlands the bride and the groom looks at each other while the assembled guests watch. This exchange of loving glance initiates them in an official union to society.

Yagna: Both the bride and groom sits in front of the sacred fire and chant mantras according to the priest. The fire god, Agni is made the witness of the marriage.

Saat Paak: The couples take circular rounds around the fire seven times.

Anjali: An offering is made to the fire. The bride’s brother hands over puffed rice in the hands of the bride and the groom and pour the offering into the fire together.

Sindoor Daan and Ghomta: The groom applies sindoor on the bride’s forehead. The bride then covers her head with a new saree offered by the groom.

Bidaay: The bride receives blessings from her parents and relatives to start a new life with her husband.

Kaal Ratri:The couples reach the groom’s house they are welcomed by the groom’s party. They are separated for the night to receive a refreshing sleep and to prepare for the final wedding ceremony the next day.

Bou Bhaat and Bodhu Boron: The bride cooks and serves a feast to all the members of the husband’s family. A banquet is held at the groom’s place to treat the guests, who presents gifts to the bride.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rajasthani Wedding Rituals

Rajasthan is well known for its magnificent lifestyle and rich cultural heritage. Taking into account the food, clothing and culture Rajasthan stands vibrant in terms of the style and royalty. Rajasthani Weddings are opulent and filled with customs and rituals. The bride and the groom can have an arranged marriage or even a love marriage but, the rituals remain the same.
During the engagement ceremony the bride and groom exchange engagement rings as a part of acceptance of each other and receive blessings from elders followed by the feast for relatives and friends.
The idol of Lord Ganesha, is worshipped before the commencement of any work according to Hindu mythology. For a successful Rajisthani wedding Lord Ganesha is worshipped for the showers of blessings.
This ceremony is popularly known as Haldi ceremony where Turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom in their respective homes. The idea behind Haldi ceremony is to cleanse the body of the bride and groom and bring out the inner glow.
v  Mehfils
An important custom in the Rajasthani wedding where the bride and groom’s family meet up in either of their homes perform their traditional dance Ghoomar. Music and food adds color to the occasion for both the families.
During this ceremony, the groom is dressed in saffron robes and a priest ties a sacred thread around the right wrist of the groom. This is followed by the Havan which will signify the acceptance of the groom to enter in married life.

After applying turmeric paste on the bride’s hand, father of the bride gives her hands to the groom signifying that it’s the groom’s responsibility. This traditional custom of the Rajasthani wedding is a called Kanyadan.
Paani Grahan          
During Paani Grahan the groom promises to take her responsibility for a lifetime.
 During the Phera ceremony the couple goes round the fire for seven times.
The bride and groom take seven steps together toward the direction of Sun God Direction which signifies to wall together in all situations in life.
 After the completion of Rajasthani wedding customscthe girl is sent along with the groom to start their life together.

How to organize a corporate event?

Corporate Events may include anything from internal meetings, team building and parties, conferences, client events and even award ceremonies. Being active in your industry plays a vital role in your path to success. So, in order to build lasting relationships with your employees and customers you need to get more personal and organize corporate events which will help to build the relationship stronger. It is also an ideal platform to build strong relationship with your target audience. Therefore, organizing a corporate event will help you to get connected with the existing clients and also attract future clients. Let’s quickly discuss some steps which have to be followed while organizing a corporate event.
The first step towards organizing a corporate event is to list out the ultimate goal of your event. Ask the stakeholders what they expect to get out of the event. If you’re aware of the event goals in detail, it will definitely help you in deciding the appropriate venue and inviting the required guests for the event. You’ll be able to organize a successful event that everyone will remember for some time.
For any corporate event the location holds the key to attendance. Events should be conducted in convenient areas with a vibrant atmosphere where the attendees will feel comfortable and they will travel distances for attending the event.  Always try to include local vendors for all aspects of planning a business event. This provides them the opportunity to network and expand their business.
While planning the agenda for your corporate event never forget the networking time. You will need people to listen to your speeches, but provide time to your guests for networking and relaxed chatting. People will definitely pay attention during the presentations but, while planning a corporate event, you should understand that fact that some people attend these events just to meet and interact with different people.
For a corporate event to be successful, a strong marketing plan is necessary. Corporate events should be marketed creating a positive buzz among the targeted crowd. Invitations can be sent as E-mails to the guests. The events can be easily marketed by utilizing the social media platforms for promoting the event without spending a lot of money and creating hype among the crowd.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wedding Mehendi Designs

Indian weddings are incomplete without mehendi. Getting your hands decorated with enticing mehendi design will make you perfectly suited for any occasion. The mehendi ceremony is one of the most fun-filled and glamorous pre-wedding occasions in India. Considered as one of the oldest wedding traditions the mehendi ceremony usually takes place a day or two prior to the wedding. The traditional designs of mehendi have become more ornamental with people getting more and more creative.  

1.      TheRaja and Rani

The Raja Rani motif is a very common element in Indian bridal mehendi designs. Baroque patterns will be drawn throughout the design for the faces of the Raja and Rani to stand out. This pattern actually showcases the artwork of the king and queen from the Mughal era. 

1.      ThePeacock Passion

The graceful and dazzling peacock design is used with most Indian bridal apparels like bindis, lehengas etc. The peacock design with elaborate feathers can be easily integrated into other motifs and floral patterns. But, the grace of the peacock’s long neck and beautiful feathers is surely mesmerising.

2.      TheFloral Pattern

The patterns with flowers can be worn with any bridal attire because it is a neutral motif. The pattern is completely floral and astounding.  The design incorporates tiny leaves that flow through the brides long fingers and a large flower design is shaded to create the depth. The design looks delicate with the petals and vines of various sizes.

3.      TheElephant Motif

The mehendi which features elephant is considered as one of the favourite designs among brides in Indian. The elephant design is unique and different from all other common motifs such as peacocks and floral patterns. The curvy and swirly patterns add a distinct flair to the design, keeping the feet decorated, but not to such an extent that the elephants go unnoticed.

This architectural design is inspired from the designs that we can find at the Mughal palace. This design focuses mainly on split and chequered pattern. The paisleys and petals on the wrist and fingers are pretty eye catching.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning out an Indian wedding is a stressful task, especially when it is a multi-day affair. But you can definitely ease the stress by preparing a systematic Weddingplanning checklist. You might have dealt with some of the hardest decisions for your wedding i.e. arranging the venue, caterer, guest list etc. Months of planning is required to execute a wedding fruitfully. Wedding checklist will help to ease your stress.
v  This is the time to work out your budget for the wedding. Determine the amount of money you’ve to spend, considering the contributions from your family and your own.
v  The next step is to confirm the date of the wedding and the venue. Decide the locations to conduct the ceremony and reception in advance.
v  Bookings have to be done in advance: Venue, Catering, Decorator etc.
v  Keep a written copy of all the booking for avoiding last minute hurry burry.
v  Wedding invitations cards can be ordered according to your preference.
v  Take time to meet the caterers in person. If your wedding venue doesn’t support catering make necessary arrangements for the same.
v  Time to book Musicians, Photographers, Videographers, Beautician and Hair stylist.
v  Accommodation for guests should also be planned and booked this month.
v  Contact the Priest or Master of ceremony as per wedding
v  Plan a wedding theme.
v  Finalize the menu and Decoration theme
v  Filled an application for registering the marriage in the registry office.
v  Shopping for wedding gifts.
v  Send invitations to all the guests along with a route map to help them in finding the venue.
v  Book Transportation Vehicles if necessary.
v  Send your event schedule to the vendors for organizing the event systematically.
v  You can also book you Honeymoon packages during this period.
v  Get in touch with all your vendors
v  Confirm final guest list.
v  Book security personals
v  Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.
v  Finalize shopping for wedding day.
v  Plan wedding hall layout and seating arrangements with your venue manager.
v  Reconfirm arrival times with vendors.
v  Arrange small wedding tasks for family, friends and guests.
v  Make sure that you pick up your dress on time or make necessary arrangements for the same.
v  Disclose the timeline of events for your wedding to your friends and family.
v  Confirm that the booked photographer will be available for your big day and suggest some moments of love that you want to capture.
v  Get a spa and final beauty treatment
v  Confirm timely execution of all the events without any interruptions.
v  Make sure that guests do not face any difficulties throughout the event.
v  Make sure that everything is running smoothly and in case of a mishap or any problem contact the event manager immediately.
v  Make necessary arrangements to switch on generators during a power failure.
v  Finally, handle the entire security of the wedding with utmost care.