Category Archives: Thoughtful Planning

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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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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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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This is the first of a multi-part series on mental health and Indian weddings. Wedding planning with a crippling depressive or anxiety disorder is difficult. It can be worse for South Asian couples because the topic is often misunderstood or considered culturally taboo. I’ve spoken with a few brides who agreed to share their stories […]

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