Cuckoo Weds Ravi | A Catholic Christian Indian Wedding

Cuckoo Weds Ravi | A Catholic Christian Indian Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead -  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/cuckoo-weds-ravi-a-catholic-christian-wedding/ Introducing the Couple The bride, Cuckoo is my best friend of 12 years. A truly talented artist, I have always seen her drawing something or the other in every one of her notebooks during our sessions in school. She had a way with brushes … Continue reading

Bridal Diaries: Finding that perfect invitation card

Bridal Diaries: Finding that perfect invitation card

Read this post on our awesome new site instead -  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/bridal-diaries-finding-that-perfect-invitation-card/ The first of our Bridal Diaries series sees our bride-to-be scourging Kochi city for that perfect wedding invitation card. She found ample inspiration on Pinterest, and wanted to tweak some favourite elements from a few cards she shortlisted/pinned. Unfortunately, it was easier said than … Continue reading

Komal Weds Vikas | Aryan Wedding

Komal Weds Vikas | Aryan Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead -  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/komal-weds-vikas-aryan-wedding/ Being a quintessential Indian arranged marriage, the elders of the family organized the first meeting between Komal and Vikas. Vikas struck Komal as a simple, jovial man. Over time, they got to know each other, and discovered that they quite enjoyed each other’s company. … Continue reading

Looking for an effective Wedding Planning tool? How about Facebook?

Looking for an effective Wedding Planning tool? How about Facebook?

Read this post on our awesome new site instead -  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/looking-for-an-effective-wedding-planning-tool-how-about-facebook/ Yeah, you heard that right. Facebook. A word that follows us everywhere we go, and knows (almost) everything about us and our friends. At some point or the other during the wedding planning, practically every bride would have used a Search Engine to find … Continue reading

Wedding Day Make Up Look: What, Where, How And Why

Wedding Day Make Up Look: What, Where, How And Why

Read this post on our awesome new site instead -  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/wedding-day-make-up-look-what-where-how-and-why/ In case it wasn’t obvious enough, we at Black Book for the Indian Bride have dozens of friends who are brides-to-be.  We even have two ladies in our team who will soon tie the knot! So let’s just say that when it comes to wedding planning, … Continue reading

Shyam Weds Chinnu | A Jacobite Christian Wedding

Shyam Weds Chinnu | A Jacobite Christian Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/shyam-weds-chinnu-a-jacobite-christian-wedding/ Shyam and Chinnu have known each other from childhood. They frequented the same church, they were family friends, lived in the same neighborhood, and so on. Their love story is a cute one. Chinnu got her first cell phone when she finished her … Continue reading

Kerala Christian Wedding Traditions: Church Ceremony

Kerala Christian Wedding Traditions: Church Ceremony

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/kerala-christian-wedding-traditions-church-ceremony/ Indian weddings are rich in traditions that have been passed down through generations and generations for centuries and centuries. As much as we love how our weddings are taking a turn for the contemporary, reading about or attending a thorough traditional wedding can … Continue reading

Shailvi Weds Govind | Kashmiri Hindu Wedding

Shailvi Weds Govind | Kashmiri Hindu Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/shailvi-weds-govind-kashmiri-hindu-wedding/ Govind and Shailvi first met on a boat cruise down the Chicago River, a trip arranged by their alma mater. He is a fiery Aries who loves to socialize and she is an Army brat who enjoys travelling around the world. They became … Continue reading

Rituals |Shailvi Weds Govind | Kashmiri Hindu Wedding

Rituals |Shailvi Weds Govind | Kashmiri Hindu Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead – http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/shailvi-weds-govind-rituals-kashmiri-hindu-wedding/  Pre Wedding Rituals Vaana (Engagement) This is the formal engagement ceremony that happens once both the families have agreed for the marriage. It usually happens in a temple in front of an idol, where the senior members of the families exchange flowers with each … Continue reading

Solah Shringar – the 16 adornments that complete a Hindu Bride’s look

Solah Shringar – the 16 adornments that complete a Hindu Bride’s look

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/solah-shringar-the-16-adornments-that-complete-a-hindu-brides-look/ Today we are going to talk about the ‘Solah Shringar’ of the Indian Hindu Bride. This bridal tradition has its roots in ancient times, and when embraced, it dictates the sixteen adornments that complete a Hindu bride’s look on her wedding day. We say … Continue reading

8 tips on how to create an Indian wedding registry, and your wish list.

8 tips on how to create an Indian wedding registry, and your wish list.

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –  http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/8-tips-on-how-to-create-an-indian-wedding-registry-and-your-wish-list/ Things to keep in mind (steps) while creating a registry: 1. It might seem like the most obvious thing in the world, but the first step is to sit down with your guy (or fiance  if you prefer a term more fancy ;)) and make … Continue reading

Holi – The Legend Behind the Colourful Event and Some Safety Measures

Holi – The Legend Behind the Colourful Event and Some Safety Measures

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/holi-the-legend-behind-the-colourful-event-and-some-safety-measures/ The Legend Behind Holi There was once a demon king, by the name of Hiranyakashyap, who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his … Continue reading

The basics of Indian Wedding Gift Registry and Wish Lists

The basics of Indian Wedding Gift Registry and Wish Lists

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/the-basics-of-indian-wedding-gift-registry-and-wish-lists/ It’s a known fact that Indian weddings are an extravagant occasion, well attended by relatives and friends. This also means a wide and eclectic array of wedding gifts. Guests gift the couple based on their perception of the couples’ interests and lifestyle. More … Continue reading

Sandhiya, Founder BBfortheIB – Red Rickshaw Revolution

Sandhiya, Founder BBfortheIB – Red Rickshaw Revolution

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/sandhiya-founder-bbfortheib-red-rickshaw-revolution/ Sandhiya Loganathan, the founder of Black Book for the Indian Bride, was featured in Red Rickshaw Revolution. We are indeed proud to be able to make every bride’s D-day even more memorable. Red Rickshaw Revolution – You guys are doing an amazing job! … Continue reading

Mookambika Naidu weds Prasannaa C Murli | A Thamizh- Telugu Wedding

Mookambika Naidu weds Prasannaa C Murli | A Thamizh- Telugu Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/mookambika-naidu-weds-prasannaa-c-murli-a-thamizh-telugu-wedding/ For this week’s wedding feature we are all smiles and beaming to write about a wedding that is so culturally diverse in the rituals and traditions that were performed. The bride is a very good friend of ours from college, a quiet, calm … Continue reading

Home made remedies for removal of  blackheads and whiteheads

Home made remedies for removal of blackheads and whiteheads

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/home-made-remedies-for-removal-of-blackheads-and-whiteheads/ Not many of us have a clue as to what is to be done when it comes to taking care of our skin. We tend to either run to the parlour for a quick fix or buy expensive cosmetics to cover them up. … Continue reading

Women’s Day Special | A real Life Testimony – Mini Thomas

Women’s Day Special | A real Life Testimony – Mini Thomas

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/womens-day-special-a-real-life-testimony-mini-thomas/ “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”   ~Diane Mariechild It is no small wonder that educating a woman educates a family. Because a woman has the ability to change lives. Period. Whether it’s a … Continue reading

A fun filled Indian bachelorette party – DIY Ideas

A fun filled Indian bachelorette party – DIY Ideas

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/a-fun-filled-indian-bachelorette-party-diy-ideas/ Last week we put together ideas to help you guys organize a Bachelorette party without any hassle. This week we’ll help you with some cool and fun ideas to celebrate your best friend’s or your best cousin’s big girlie day before she goes … Continue reading

Nirupama Kaushik weds Suraj Iyer | A Vedic Wedding

Nirupama Kaushik weds Suraj Iyer | A Vedic Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/nirupama-kaushik-iyer-weds-suraj-a-vedic-wedding/ Here’s the love story of “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer” as their friends fondly call them. Nirupama and Suraj tied the knot on Feburary 3rd  this year at Lake View Farm, Bangalore. “Suraj and I are childhood friends. We first met when he was 8 … Continue reading

Look awesome and feel awesome | Weight gain and Weight loss tips

Look awesome and feel awesome | Weight gain and Weight loss tips

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/look-awesome-and-feel-awesome-weight-gain-and-weight-loss-tips/ Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day. Once you’re engaged, it is the right time to step up your beauty routines. Today’s post is dedicated to two kinds of brides:  Brides who want to shed some weight and brides … Continue reading

Plan a Kickass Bachelorette’s

Plan a Kickass Bachelorette’s

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/plan-a-kickass-bachelorettes/ The term “bachelorette party” or “hen party” would ring a bell for a lot of us Indians. But what exactly is a Bachelorette party? Well, it’s simply a going away party for the bride, organised by her best friends, close sisters and female … Continue reading

The Most Touching Speech Made by Bride’s Father to the Groom

The Most Touching Speech Made by Bride’s Father to the Groom

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/the-most-touching-speech-made-by-brides-father-to-the-groom/ This father pauses and gives a hilarious and a touching speech at the point of the wedding ceremony where the father is supposed to “give away” the bride to the groom, about how hard he and God worked to get his daughter ready… … Continue reading

Smriti Khazanchi weds Jugal Desai | A Marwari + Gujarathi wedding

Smriti Khazanchi weds Jugal Desai | A Marwari + Gujarathi wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/smriti-khazanchi-weds-jugal-desai-a-marwari-gujarathi-wedding/ This week’s Friday Wedding Feature is set in Bikaner, with the medieval grandeur of Rajput Civilization, imposing palaces, and beautifully sculpted sandstone temples providing the perfect framework for a gorgeous marriage, steeped in ancient Indian tradition. Smriti Khazanchi and Jugal Desai met back … Continue reading

Pahalgam | Kashmir

Pahalgam | Kashmir

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/pahalgam-kashmir/ Scotland and Switzerland would be dream destinations for just about every Indian honeymooner. Well, you don’t have to go half way around the world to get that! Situated in a valley overlooking the serene running waters of the river Lidder and encircled by … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Special | For the love of Movie Love

Valentine’s Day Special | For the love of Movie Love

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/valentines-day-special-for-the-love-of-movie-love/   I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No, not the artful postures of love. Not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable – … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Special | A Real Life Testimony

Valentine’s Day Special | A Real Life Testimony

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/valentines-day-special-a-real-life-testimony/ Today being Valentine’s Day, it is but natural to see extravagant expressions of love everywhere you go. But at Black Book for the Indian Bride, today we choose to celebrate a love that may not be as dramatic – but one that is … Continue reading

Carmelia Heaven | Idukki District, Kerala, India

Carmelia Heaven | Idukki District, Kerala, India

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/carmelia-heaven-idukki-district-kerala-india/ About IDUKKI Idukki is a high range district in Kerala known for its beautiful mountains and dense forests. The area is landlocked, flanked by the Western Ghats in the east.  As a tourist destination, Idukki offers attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, dams, … Continue reading

Nileena weds Shantin | A Roman Catholic Syrian Christian Indian Wedding

Nileena weds Shantin | A Roman Catholic Syrian Christian Indian Wedding

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/nileena-weds-shantin-a-roman-catholic-syrian-christian-indian-wedding/ For our second post on the series titled Friday Wedding Features, we head down south to Kerala. Nileena Babu, the bride, is a close friend of ours from college who fell in love with the charming mister Shantin Joy. The wedding followed Roman … Continue reading

7 Tips For Planning a Beautiful Indian Wedding on a Shoestring Budget

7 Tips For Planning a Beautiful Indian Wedding on a Shoestring Budget

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/7-tips-for-planning-a-beautiful-indian-wedding-on-a-shoestring-budget/ Indian weddings are known for their pomp and splendour. Tell your family you want a no fuss ceremony and reception, chances are they will vehemently oppose the decision. There even might be some drama and crying on cue. Also, it has now become … Continue reading

A Traditional Thamizh Wedding in Style!

A Traditional Thamizh Wedding in Style!

Read this post on our awesome new site instead –   http://blackbookfortheindianbride.com/a-thamizh-wedding-in-stlye/ In a country where brides are known for the straitlaced gestures, coy smiles and stolen glances; this bride stunned us all by dancing her way to the mandapam- true blue Thamizh style. Bride’s entry into the mandapam. It’s safe to say that this … Continue reading