Category Archives: Thoughtful Planning

Introducing Ruby Refined Events

Surprise! I am so proud to be making this announcement today. After three years of wedding blogging, planning and consulting, I’ve decided to make the leap and offer full wedding planning services to couples in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada. I’d like to introduce you to Ruby Refined Events! Ruby Refined Events is a boutique […]

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Traditions Demystified by Toronto Bengali Wedding Planner A Shahzadi Affair

I adore Bangladeshi weddings. The first one I ever attended was that of my best friend, 6 years ago. I remember being amazed at the esthetic similarities to Pakistani and Indian weddings, yet struck by the cultural differences. Bengali weddings are a completely different creature from the affairs we tend to see in Bollywood movies […]

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Social Media Round Up: Summer/Fall 2013

Longtime readers will know that every season, I like to compile a list of links I’ve been loving from around the web. I hope you enjoy this latest social media round up. (To view these posts as I find them, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!) Bridal Beauty and Fashion Stunning bridal beauty photos in […]

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Forced Marriages and South Asian Culture

This blog has always been about the intelligent, creative, free-thinking and independent South Asian bride. Although I tend to focus on challenging societal norms while wedding planning and on innovative ways to style your event, there is an important question I haven’t discussed: What if you are being forced into marriage? Weddings are a big […]

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