A collection of fall-inspired dresses to make the most of the upcoming season.
Having a wedding in Hawaii is magical. And today's Indian wedding whisks us off to a faraway land full of lush greens and sparkling crystals. Suchitra and Victor were married at a private estate, Hale Koa, on the North Shore of Oahu in Hauula. This hidden gem provided the perfect landscape for boho chic Indian wedding. The wedding color palette [...]
It can be a struggle trying to figure out what the perfect gift is for your average newlywed couple, and Desi couples aren't much different. You have to strike a balance between [...]
Anju Modi brings her Manikarnika bridal collection to Lakme Fashion Week. We already saw the debut of wedding outfits at India Couture Week but this time we get to see more details of the dresses. The historic paintings from the caves of Ajanta and Ellora along with Khajuraho sculptures served as the base of Anju inspiration for [...]
Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2014 concluded with Manish Malhotra for the Grand Finale, in Mumbai on August 24th
The winter collection of Lakme Fashion Week kicked off earlier today in Mumbai, India. We saw hues like dull yellow, blush pink, hints of teal, dark blue and the classic black and white stripes in Archana Rao’s label “Frou Frou” collection. Newspaper print detailing was a highlight that brought out the materials like [...]
Almost on level with the Great Veg Food Debate, is the question: should we serve alcohol at the wedding? Largely this question is answered by your cultural traditions - Muslims [...]
Almost on level with the Great Veg Food Debate, is the question: should we serve alcohol at the wedding? Largely this question is answered by your cultural traditions - Muslims and South Indians will usually give a polite 'no' while Panjabis give a resounding 'yes!' But for those who fall in the middle, is it a yes? Or a no? Or a [...]
At Working Brides, we absolutely love South Asian weddings because of the detail and tradition that goes into each one: the gorgeous clothing, the dancing, the food, the colors. Working Brides is wedding planning bespoke service since 2006. Founded by Trisha Cranor, Working Brides works to take the burden off your shoulder [...]
For those of us who have moved out, it is a struggle to recreate the culinary perfection that is a mother’s cooking. This being said, a portion of the blame belongs to the old-school moms who do everything by estimation or “andaaz.” “You’re making daal? Just add a pinch of cumin and a dash of red chili powder.” Yep, we’ve all been there. [...]
As many of you know, I married the man of my dreams just last year with the traditional week-long Indian festivities. Well, I’m happy to report that after some long distance a la graduate school, I finally got to move in with my permanent roomie in early July. Yay! And because I love our BFIW family so much, I wanted to share my experiences [...]
This week, I’d like for us to tip our hats to a tasty shake in honor of the holy month of Ramadan. This year marks my very first solo attempt as a newlywed to prepare the elaborate food spread to break fast. Aside from some failed food experiments, I have managed to perfect a drink that ties a traditional iftar element, the date, with the [...]
This SJS has been brought to you by every single Bend it Like Beckham gif and picture I could find. If anything points to the divide between traditional and modern expectations for brides, it's this movie. It wasn't too long ago when the good Desi bride was expected to remain in the kitchen, serving her children and her husband [...]
Common makeup mistakes we're all wary of - and how to avoid them!
There are some things that only South Asian brides do. To your friend who isn't desi, they will probably think you are crazy. Or maybe your friend is just as crazy too. Despite all the planning, to negotiating detentes between family members, and getting beautified for your wedding day, you know you are a desi bride [...]
A brief history of the mangalsutra and how the necklace came to symbolize the status of a newly married Indian woman.
I love lasagne. Full of mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and stuff with veggies and sauce, this is a hearty dish. But when I get lasagne at the restaurants, they are usually oily, overly creamy, and in many instances only available with a bolognese ragu (ie. meat sauce). When I was a teenager, my mom would make her own version of [...]