While waiting in Istanbul during my long layover, I stumbled across the beautiful wedding of Imtiaz and Arozo by Unique Films.
This wedding exudes a sense of cool and beauty that is hard to find. From the decor (LOVE the floral arrangements) to the venue to the outfits (I think the bridesmaids were my favourite!), everything was beautifully put together.
I wish the video was longer so I could ogle over how lovely everything was.
Imtiaz & Arozo • The Royal Exchange • London Wedding Cinematography from Unique Films on Vimeo.
Have you ever wondered why I didn’t write a review on my wedding decorators? I had a horrible experience with them. I decided not to publicly disclose their name because I do not want to bring any attention to them – whether its good or bad. Yes, my decor turned out gorgeous but I got what I paid for. Their incredibly poor people skills and their lack of professionalism stands out to me far more than the decor.
It was no brainer then that when my sister was getting married, we knew we had to find a new decorator. My sister and I both came across Lemon Truffle Designs Inc separately and we both fell in love. My sister met with Amna from Lemon Truffle Designs and starting from day one, she could not stop raving about her. Amna understood my sister’s vision immediately and together, they were able to bring my sister’s vision to life.
A few words from Amna herself:
- Tell us about yourself – what inspired you to start in the wedding industry?
I had always loved design, it might sound cliché but since I was a little girl it was my dream to go to design school and so I did and graduated with a degree in textile design. I had no interest
in business or science! All I wanted to do was create pretty things. I became an entrepreneur after my son was born. I gave it a shot by trying out gift baskets but slowly realized that it wasn’t satisfying my creative personality. I moved onto wedding favours which peeked my interest into weddings but I never got the guts to go in full force. My first event was a corporate one and then its history. You do one then you do another. I loved weddings the most as I got to do a bit of everything I loved. There were fabrics, accessories, flowers to work with! What else did I need
- What do you love the most about your line of work?
I am a very chatty and outgoing person. I love meeting new people and get excited every time I meet a newly engaged couple. Working with flowers, pretty accessories, fabrics and creating something unique each time is what I love most!
- What can a bride/groom expect from a meeting with you?
An initial meeting is normally for the couple to get to know me, my way of working, my style and also for me to get a sense of who they are and what their vision is for their wedding. We look at my past work, new ideas, magazines for me to get a sense of what we can put together for them and depending on what they decide we move forward.
- Your ideas are so unique, how do you stay creative in such a competitive industry?
I think you should stay true to who you are and your style. Once you realize what your style is you tend to attract couples who share the same taste. To stay creative, I usually try and think outside the box and different than what everyone else is doing. Fashion, nature and our surroundings are my best inspiration and of course a little bit of pinterest never hurts!
The colours are just fabulous, don’t you think?
Totally love the feel of this one – LOVE the books, pearls and lace!
Great Gatsby Inspired
For the modern bride
My sister’s mehndi
My sister and I both loved Amna’s professionalism along with her creativity. My sister was a happy bride and to this day, she always raves about Lemon Truffle Designs Inc!
I came across an article by the Huffington Post that touched me so much that I had to share it with you. This video is a collection of pictures of a father walking his 11 year old daughter down the aisle.
After photographer Lindsey Villatoro was hired to take pictures for the Zetz’s family, she had an idea to make her clients 11th birthday a memorable one. Jim Zetz’s was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and his family hired Lindsey to document memorable moments in his last months. For the upcoming 11th birthday of Josie, Jim’s daughter, Lindsey had an idea to make it a memorable one. Knowing that Jim would not be able to attend Josie’s wedding in the future, Lindsey created a faux wedding so that Jim could walk his daughter down the aisle.
The pictures are beautiful.
Today’s wedding is sweet, beautiful and totally heart warming. The couple is adorably genuine and the video captures their special day perfectly. There is such an uplifting feel to this video that it had me smiling from the beginning to the end!
Wedding in Old Karachi from Lighthouse Cinematic on Vimeo.
Videography by Ali Khurshid
Oh em gee.
I don’t even know where to begin for this beautifully luxurious wedding. The wedding of Pankaj & Avnie was captured by A&A Video Productions and is probably one of the most extravagant weddings I have come across. Shot over the course of approximately one week, this wedding epitomizes a true Bollywood wedding. The granduer, the colours, the fun and the traditions are all captured in this gorgeous wedding.
The couple got everything right – down to Avnie having customized bangles with their names on them!
Oh and please notice the amazing videographers – I think they did an outstanding job. They might be my new favourites!
Photography by Mili Ghosh
Epic Wedding of Pankaj & Avnie Malani from A&A Video Productions on Vimeo.
Image via: Mili Ghosh Photography
Remember my behind-the-scenes post from the set of The Wedd Lounge? The episode aired online last night – check it out below.
The talented team that brought Komal & Ali’s wedding to life includes: Film Style Weddings, Sara Baig Designs and Noor Artistry. Set design by Dream Party Decor and makeup by Beauty Concept.
Mehndi’s are full of colour and one of my favourite events. You all know that I love emerald green but my sister opened my eyes to a softer palette for the mehendi. The below inspiration board is for all of you brides that dare to wear lighter colours on your mehendi. One of the best things about wearing a more neutral colour is that it gives you a wider range of colours to play with for your decor. If I was a bride wearing the below outfit, I would draw on the contrasting colours in the dress (pink, green and blue) and incorporate them in all the details of the event.
Dress: Fahad Hussayn
Decor: Sara Baig Designs (Z Molu Photography)
M&Ms: Photography by Aliph Aur Meem
Table Setting: Nisha Chandra Events (One² Photography)
Mehendi: Sanaa’s Mehendi (Noor Photography)
Cupcakes: Cupcake Chalet (Noor Photography)