Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let's Celebrate the Night Wedding !!

There is something magical about a night wedding. The moon above, the twinkling stars, and the glowing lights all provide a romantic and fairy tale atmosphere for a wedding ceremony. There are some things you can do to make your evening wedding even more special. No matter what the theme of the ceremony is, a night wedding is a refreshing departure from a daytime ceremony.
Decorations :

Choose a theme that corresponds with the time of the wedding. Some ideas are Midsummer Night's Dream, Starry Night, and Country Night. Decorate with many clear twinkle lights, and choose a clear tent instead of a colored one so guests can see the stars during the reception. Colors should be rich and bright, either dark blue for a Starry Night theme, or rich jewel tones for a Midsummer Night's Dream wedding. Add lots of silver or gold, sparkles and crystals, and paper lanterns for a glowing, beautiful wedding.
Get Glowing :

The most fun part of having an evening wedding is being able to use different types of light sources. Candles look beautiful, but they can easily flare out. Set them in a tall hurricane holder to avoid that issue. Another great idea is to lay small lights all over the ground leading from the ceremony to the reception. This creates a magical look. Instead of tossing flower petals or blowing bubbles after the couple has said "I Do," it's more fun and more practical to give guests sparklers they can use to light up the night. Kids will especially love this idea.

Cake Ideas :

Since the reception area won't be as brightly lit as it would be during the daytime, put focus on the cake with lights. You can set the cake on a table and surround it with glowing candles to put attention on the cake and make it look even more beautiful. Another idea is to cover the cake with sparkling rhinestones that will reflect the light and look amazing. Alternately, you can line the table that the cake is on with twinkle lights to give the cake its own little stage area. This will also look good in the photographs of the couple slicing the cake together.

Fun Food :

A fun food table with evening snacks will be fun if there will be a lot of kids coming to the wedding. One idea is to serve cotton candy on glow sticks. Another is to serve star shaped cookies. Decorate the food table with fairy jars. Make them by breaking a glow stick and shaking the liquid into the jar along with some glitter, which will light up a night wedding.

Photography : 

Since a night wedding won't offer the same lighting as a day wedding, you and your photographer may need to get creative with lighting for the photos. A romantic idea for a bride and groom photo is a backlit picture with the silhouettes of the couple being the main focus. Another idea is to have the guests holding sparklers surround the couple while the photographer gets a photo of the couple lit up by sparks. Any nearby street lights also make dramatic lighting for evening photos. Black and white photos look amazing with evening lighting, so that's a good idea for select photos of the evening.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In Love With a Vegetarian?

It’s not easy dating a vegetarian, we understand! It becomes all the more difficult when you plan to go out for dinner. Some vegetarian partners wouldn’t like you calling for non-veg food, while some are comfortable as long as you’re not forcing them to eat. Here are 5 tips that will ensure a smooth date on the food front…

Check the Menu First
Just because it’s your favourite restaurant, doesn’t mean you take them there. First find out if they serve veg food and if yes, do they have a wide selection of meals for vegetarians? If they don’t, there’s no point going there. Not only will your partner be disappointed, you may find that they won’t want a second date.

Don’t Try Sneaking Meat in Their Food 
This is downright disrespectful, trust us! You might do it just for fun, but that’s not funny. Sometimes people can go really violent if they haven’t eaten meat in years. So, don’t even think of having fun like this.

You Could Turn Veg For Sometime
We know you’re a hardcore non-vegetarian but there’s no harm in enjoying some veg meal once in a while. They aren’t bland or tasteless like they’re usually portrayed. Your partner will love you for this and don’t forget that veg meals are lighter on the wallet.

Don’t Expect Them to Change Their Eating Habits
This is not right! You can’t question someone about how can they not eat meat? or tell them that it’s high time they change themselves and turn non-vegetarian. If they are comfortable eating veg, let them. And if your partner has no problem with you enjoying a steak or burger in front of him/her, you should be happy. Who says it’s important to change your eating habits in a relationship.

Don’t Wave Meat in Their Face
Yes, this may seem like common sense to most people but it happens more often. You might not realise it while you’re talking to them. So, if you must have non-veg, get your etiquette right or you’ll look like an idiot.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Importance of Mangal Sutra in kerala wedding

mangala sutra (from Sanskrit mangal, meaning "holy, auspicious", and sutra, meaning "thread") is a sacred necklace that a Hindu groom ties around the bride's neck in a ceremony called Mangalya Dharanam(Hindi for: "wearing the auspicious"), which identifies her as a married woman. The woman continues to wear the mangala sutra as a sign of her marital status.The practice originated in southern part of India.It is also practiced by Saint Thomas Christians.In all Kerala Wedding this ritual still follows and really Important.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kerala wedding

Sambandham was a form of marital system primarily followed by the Nairs in what is the present-day Indian state of Kerala. This system of marriage was followed by the matriarchal castes of Kerala, though today the custom has ceased to exist. Alternate names were used by different social groups and in different regions; they included PudavamuriPudavakoda, VastradanamVitaram KayarukaMangalam and Uzhamporukkuka