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Makeup is the Latest Big thing For South Indian Groom

Why should only Brides have all the Makeup on ? Time for Groom’s to share the space too!Here’s why a Groom must go in for a Makeup and what it takes to look like on one’s Special day.

Makeup is the Latest Big Thing for a Groom :

A breathtakingly gorgeous outfit and dazzling shoes are sure the highlights of a Groom’s Wedding day look . All of these can go in vain if not highlighted with a facial makeup. Gone are the days when only Bridal Makeup was in focus, now Groom’s have become more conscious and wish to look equally flawless to match with their better half . A Groom Makeup should not be noticeable yet give that much needed shine and perfect non flashy look. The kind of Makeup and Makeup artist plays a significant role in making the Groom look the best version of himself. TBG Bridal Wedding store promises Best Groom Makeup and has Certified and Well Trained Male Makeup Artists who are specialized in this field. 

Because Men owe their Big Day too :

A Groom definitely deserves this day of his life . He deserves to look good and really confident while walking into this ceremony. A Flawless and spotless makeup is not a job limited to women or celebrities alone, even a common man wants to look good on special occasions and on day to day life. Hence Men these days have become more conscious about their appearance on their wedding day.

What Does a Groom Benefit from a Makeup ?

  1. Picture Perfect Day- Wedding is the most photographed day of our life and you don’t want to look dull, a right amount of makeup can make you look Picture perfect from frame to frame.
  2.  Fit into the Bridal Scene – When a Bride makes an effort to look like a princess , it takes a good Makeup for the Groom to look equally like a Prince.
  3. Perked Up perfect Makeup will give the perfect amount of confidence.
  4. Climax –  Makeup helps highlight the best features like nose , chin and Tee zone, Camouflage dark circles, pigmentation, uneven skin tone , scanty hair , Beard Grooming and fine cover any other blemishes..
  5. Hot off the Press – An Advanced Makeup will make you look fresh and Natural for long hours.

Tips for Groom’s to look perfect on their wedding

1.Skin Care Routine –

Like how the brides take extra effort to keep their skin glowing and flawless for their wedding, the same applies to the groom as well , take your time to get the perfect radiant skin. Don’t you worry , just keep it simple and follow a few simple steps to achieve a healthier skin .

Step 1 – Cleanse your face with a gentle foam or cream

Step  2 – Exfoliate your skin with a scrub twice a week

Step 3 – Moisturize your skin regularly

Step 4 – Use SPF if you are exposed to the sun too often

Step 5 – Get yourself  a good facial massage, Manicure and Pedicure

Step 6 – Right Haircut and Hair care routine 

Consider following all these steps at least 3 months before the wedding, co’z miracles doesn’t happen overnight. If you have any special conditions like , acne, dark pigmented skin, scanty hair or any other, it is better you seek a Dermatologist for their opinion and advice. Today the science and technology has a solution for every problem.

2.Hire an Expert –

While you are on the hunt for choosing the right Male Makeup Artist for your Grooming session , TBG Bridal Wedding store comes to play , helps you choose an expert stylist in the field of makeup and who can simply transform you to a whole new level, making you look like a better version of yourself without much overdo. TBG offers HD as well as Airbrush Makeup for Men depending on their skin texture.

3.Book a Trial Session

One of the first time you get to see how things will really look on your wedding day is during the Trial Makeup Session. You can explore different looks and choose the perfect one for you. A trial session helps the Makeup artists understand your skin texture better and suggest ideas . It is important to book a Trial session with your artist at least 3 months prior to the wedding.

4.Beard or No Beard, Wear it the Right Way

A well Groomed Beard can make a good difference to your overall look. There are a multitude of options when it comes to maintaining a great-looking beard. With the right products and the right techniques for using them, your beard will be a source of pride, confidence, and the envy of many. Work with your Barber and MUA and plan the right Beard which would complement your Wedding Makeup look.

5.Must Have Essentials

As you foresee a long wedding day ahead, be prepared to carry a few essentials which will keep your face fresh for long hours. Do a quick touch-up whenever required. Carry blotted paper, Moisturizer , concealer, Makeup remover and a Refreshing Facial spray to lock your existing makeup.

Groom’s makeup is Most suitable for ?

Well a Groom makeup can be opted by Men for an engagement , wedding , Pre and Post Wedding shoots, Groom squad  or for any other special occasion.

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15 Popular South Indian Bridal Hairstyles for Engagement

South Indian Brides are known as most grandeur and most beautiful brides with their exquisite outfits, with their traditional but elegant Jewelry, with mehendi, adorned hands.. all exude a sense of royalty.

Besides all, Makeup and Hair Style are the two main things that bring up a gorgeous look to the bride. Especially, Hairstyle which matches with bride’s outfit brings up the extra charm to her beauty with bridal accessories and flowers.

South Indian Bridal Hairstyles for Engagement

South Indian brides mostly prefer Poola Jada for the wedding, it could be a Natural Flowers or Jeweled jada. But, South Indian Bridal Hairstyle for Engagement can be more creative with Braids, Hair up-do’s, Buns or Curls, the options are totally unlimited.

TBG came up with some unique and must-try South Indian Bridal Hairstyles for Engagement, Reception, Mehendi, Sangeet or any other wedding ceremonies. Pick up the one that suits you best from the Hair styles listed below. Also, make sure that your hairstyle matches with your wedding attire as well. So let’s get right into it!!

Bridal Hairstyles are mainly categorized into 3 ways – Braided, Up-Dos and Buns

Braided Hairstyles for Engagement

Braided hairstyles are the perfect option of brides who are wearing Saree or Half saree for their engagement ceremony. Modern braided hairstyles look chic if you team up with the lehenga and long gown.

Braided HairStyle for engagement
Braided HairStyle for engagement

1. Long Braided Hairstyle twirled with Pearl Strings/ Flower Garlands

Long Braided Hairstyle
Long Braided Hairstyle for engagement

Traditional long Braided Hairstyle is best suitable for engagement function. In this hairstyle, front parted hair used for small puff and the Base of the braid covered with flowers or veni or any Hair Accessory.

Besides that, the whole long braid will be wrapped like a spring with Pearl string or Flower Garland. Flower garlands wrap is a bit heavy to carry but looks great if saree is your engagement outfit. You can complete your bridal look if you accessorize this hairstyle with heavy Maang tikka.

Looped Bang Hairstyle for engagement
Looped Bang Hairstyle for engagement

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2. Simple Braid with Flowers

Simple braided hairstyle for engagement
Simple braided hairstyle for engagement

A simple Braid itself looks good if your hairs are thick enough. Either you can accessorize that braid with flowers in between or arrange the flower garland in a ‘U’ shape or around the Braid in ‘O’ or you can simply end up with Veni at the base of the braid looks great.

Back Braided Hairstyle
Back Braided Hairstyle

3. Romantic Side Loose Braided Hairstyle

Side Loose Braided Hairstyle
Side Loose Braided Hairstyle

Are you a bride who wants to look simple but elegant in engagement ceremony? These Side loose braided hairstyles are a perfect choice for you. A simple braid with loose bangs and some flowers at the back can look wonderful with the braid worn to the side.

You can even accessorize this hairstyle with small flower motif hair clips that absolutely looks stunning. you can even try back braids with hair accessories.

Loose Braided Hairstyle
Loose Braided Hairstyle

4. Accessorized Side Fishtail Braid Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Fishtail Hairstyle for Engagement
Side Fishtail Hairstyle for Engagement

Simple classic Fishtail Braid has its own beauty. Addition of pearls or small artificial flowers to fishtail braid looks fantastic with your outfit, be it a Lehenga or Kanjeevaram saree. Give a twist by braiding fishtail to the side and accessorize it with heavy hair accessory to look great.

Side Fishtail Hairstyle for Engagement
Side Fishtail Hairstyle with Hair accessory for Engagement

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5. Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle
Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle with flower decoration for engagement

No Indian bride can go wrong with this voluminous twisted hairstyle. No matter what is the shape of your face, this will always look classy and graceful. The volume and length of the hair can be extended by adding hair extensions to your hair for added oomph and style.

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Take a one-inch section of Hair and make the side twists and secure the twists with pins in alternate side till the head or bit down to the head and then Braid the rest of hair as a normal mermaid style and secure with an elastic band at the end. Decorate the twists with Flowers or Jewel accessories enhance the Glamour.

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle
Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

Hair Up-Dos for Engagement

Up-Do hairstyles are the most sought after Indian braided hairstyles!! they are so pretty and bring out the charm of the bride, no wonder why most brides tend to choose this over many Indian braided wedding hairstyles. Easy to carry and no messing up of Hair during the event.

6. Center parted free open Hairstyle

Center parted open HairStyle
Center parted open HairStyle

You really always need not to go for a complicated hairstyle to look your best on your engagement. A perfectly done simple hairstyle can give the bride the right look.

The hair partition at the centre and bringing some hair to the front over one shoulder gives an ultra posh look, Light and natural looking curls added to the length of the hairs enhances the look. Heavy Maang Tikka or Matha Patti adds the glory.

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7. Mermaid Braided up-do

Mermaid Up-Do hairstyle
Mermaid Up-Do hairstyle

The side braid bang hairstyles on both sides with the loose open hairstyle. Best hairstyle with two mermaid braids from both the sides and join them in the middle and secure with pins and open wavy hairstyle on the shoulders with a traditional wear such as dress and saree make you look beautiful.

Try this stylish hair that makes you look beautiful. Simply try this stylish, unique hairstyle in your engagement to look beautiful.

8. Open Hair with Side Curls Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Curls Hairstyle for Engagement
Side Curls Hairstyle for Engagement

This Open Hairstyle with side curls never goes wrong irrespective of the face shape. Here the hairs have been curled together and brought to the front from one side of the shoulder. If you have Layered hair then this simple hairstyle looks very classy and can give the bride a very soft look.

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9. Front Puffed Hairstyle

Front Puffed Hairstyle
Front Puffed Hairstyle With Hair Accessory

This Front puffed hairstyle is most preferred south Indian engagement hairstyle. This hairstyle can be teamed up with any traditional outfits like saree & half saree as well as modern outfits such as long gowns or lehenga.

Here the hairs at the front have been swept back and pinned creating a light puff on the head. The length of the hairs is fully open and has been taken to the front from both the sides. The hairs have also been curled in smaller sections to give the look a complete touch.

Front Puffed Hairstyle
Front Puffed Hairstyle

10. Up-do with Curls for Engagement

Up-do with Curls for Engagement
Up-do with Curls for Engagement

To get this wedding hairstyle first you have to complete the up do while creating a puff at the crown to get the soft look. Once you have completed the up do, now you need to curl the length of the hairs in sections to get the look. Add some interesting hair accessory to accentuate the hairstyle.

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11. Twisted Curly Up-do for Engagement

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle
Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

This hairstyle also looks awesome on Lehengas or Sarees in your engagement ceremony. Start with either sides with one-inch segmented section of hair and twist them and join them back at the centre. and follow the same with 3 -4 layers of twists and open the rest of the hair with curls. you can see the magic on that day with this simple up-do.

Twisted Curly Up-do for Engagement
Twisted Curly Up-do for Engagement

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12. Waterfall Up-Do Hairstyle for Engagement

Waterfall Hairstyle for Engagement
Waterfall Hairstyle for Engagement

A semi-open hairstyle where you will have a waterfall braid at the back of the head or on both sides of the head and tied up at the back, the length of the hairs will be left free.

You can opt to add curls to the lengths or leave it natural. You can embellish waterfall braid with beads or pearls. This adds the perfect drama and glamour to the whole ensemble!

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Bun Hairstyles for Engagement

This Hair Buns are very well suited if the bride is planning to wear lehenga or Saree. Many women prefer to opt for different stylish buns on their special day, particularly because buns match perfectly with the ethnic Indian style. There can be many variations in buns and we will ee some patterns that you can easily pick for your engagement.

Bun Hairstyle for Engagement
Bun Hairstyle for Engagement
Side Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement
Side Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

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13. Floral decorated Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Flower Bun for Engagement
Flower Bun for Engagement

The tight and lower back bun hairstyle looks beautiful with natural flowers. Back brush your hair and prepare a softback low bun on a traditional wear to look good.

The hairstyle is then decorated with beautiful flowers, on the side of the bun. This adds more beauty to trendy jewellery and dress. you can even try braided bun to get the stunning engagement hairstyle.

The way you decorate the bun gives a classic or modern look to your entire attire. you can use big and light weighted Flowers like Lillie, marigold or small flowers like Jasmine or just rose petals. Either you can decorate the entire Bun with flowers or just around the bun. Furthermore, decorating flowers underneath the bun and side of the bun is the latest trend.

Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement
Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

14. Dutch Braided Bun with Hair Accessories

Dutch Braided Hair Bun
Dutch Braided Hair Bun

Dutch braids have that quality of making any simple hairdo look super intricate and pretty. This stunning up-do starts off with double Dutch braids in the front and ends up with bun, with a fake juda if your hairs are not thick enough.

A fake juda is the perfect way to get a full-bodied bun in case your hair lacks volume. you can accessorize this bun with flowers at the side or any Leaf motif hair accessory to grab all your guests attraction.

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15. Ringlet Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Ringlet Bun Hairstyle
Ringlet Bun Hairstyle

Go with this super cool and romantic bun hairstyle on your engagement if it is scheduled in the evening. Certainly, this curly ringlet bun looks so sweet and adorable, the delicate flowers lining it at the top helped in achieving the stunning look.

These are some variety of south Indian bridal hairstyles for engagement from where you can choose the best one for your special occasion and sparkle like a star.

Finally, It is best suggested for the bride to try out different wedding hairstyles before the final day of the wedding. Most importantly, Trial helps to find out the one that suits you best and save time due to last minute changes.

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6 Mistakes that Occur at Weddings

1. Running out of Food

This is probably one of the most obvious and embarrassing things that could ever happen at a wedding – seeing as how many of us attend weddings just for the food! ; D
It’s imperative to make sure that there’s enough food for everyone and you have reliable caterers.

2. No Vegetarian Food

Another food-related mistake that doesn’t occur that often is when a wedding serving non-vegetarian food forgets to serve vegetarian food for their vegetarian guests. This is more uncommon these days, but when it does happen, it means that some of your guests may leave with empty stomachs.

3. Photography Blunders

There are weddings which are beautiful and grand, but the bridal couple and their families get so caught up organising the wedding that they forget to let the photographer know exactly what kind of a result they’re expecting. This is something that cannot be rectified once the wedding is over and you lose your beautiful memories forever.

4. Makeup Blunders

Brides or their family members who end up trying on their bridal makeup for the first time on their wedding day instead of getting a trial done ahead first sometimes end up with rude surprises of unsuitable makeup which cannot even be rectified because of lack of time before the wedding. This can be emotionally traumatic as you might end up looking worse than normal on the day you want to look your best!

5. Losing Important Things

Everyone knows that there is not a more chaotic day than at the wedding. It’s easy to lose or misplace important elements of the wedding ceremony and end up frantically searching for your earrings at the last minute. This can be avoided by putting together a bag of everything you need at least a week before the wedding.

6. Uncoordinated Communication

Communicating with different vendors delivering different things at different places is very trying. If you don’t want to be on 101 phone calls at the same time, the best thing to do would be to allocate different responsibilities to different family members and friends so that one person doesn’t have to juggle everything.

Did you relate to any of the above or have any funny experiences to share? Let us know!


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TBG Artists: Handpicked World class Professionals for Beauty and Style

We, at TBG Bridal Store, boast of giving only the best of best services. This is made possible because of the very fact that we, at TBG, hire only the best artists or professionals who come up world-class services.

The selection procedure for the makeup artists, hair stylist and other professionals like cosmetologists, nutritionists, etc., are extremely thorough and rigorous that makes sure only the best of the kind is being hired for the prospective South Indian brides. In short, TBG teams constitute only the fine and crème professionals to cater to its clients. Read further to know why we say so.

1. It is a great opportunity for rightly qualified and certified artists. Certified qualification is a prime parameter considered while shortlisting the applications submitted for TBG artist position.

2. Experience is like an added bonus for people applying for the position of TBG artist. High weightage is given to the experience of the candidates in respect to the bridal industry. So if you, while reading this article; have the right qualification and experience you can explore a whole new world of creativity through TBG.


3. Personal background check is done by TBG team. Individual verification of artists is done before they are selected as one of the TBG professionals and serve South Indian brides for their wedding and reception purposes.

4. Our TBG artists are evaluated based on skillset, perfectionism and MOST importantly attitude, because we believe they must handle all the situations smartly and help brides during the wedding day stress. Most brides and their family panic on the wedding day for every minute detailing of the bridal look. It is important that artists don’t go hysteric under pressure and handle such situations calm headedly.

So, if you are someone who can hold strong nerve and handle the stressed out brides with utmost care and precision; no one can stop you from being a world-class makeup artist under the banner of TBG.


5. As a candidate applying for the position of TBG artist, it is important to carry knowledge on different products and brands depending upon the department you are applying for, also be aware of the duplicate products. We ensure quality of the brands and products being used for any kind of service.


6. Regular training is conducted for the artists to make them more aware of the daily growing trends in different arenas of beauty and styling, along with the health and fitness of brides.

7. TBG bridal makeup artists or hair stylists, or even fashion designers, do not charge clients beyond what is mentioned on the TBG pricelist. Billing and price are strictly under the control of TBG management to ensure customers are charged by artists uniformly. TBG rates are uniform and rightly priced in the market.

8. TBG artists are selected from all over nation. Although being an online portal exclusive to the South Indian brides, if the prospective makeup and hair styling candidates from North India have that required perfection on the South Indian bridal needs; they might end up getting selected without a second thought.

9. On receiving continuous bad feedback or complaints from the brides or clients, management can always discontinue with the concerned bridal artists or designer.


10. Assistants and individual team members of all TBG teams/departments; also get evaluated along with the main artist.

11. TBG artists are selected in a way that they are capable of providing services both from a shop and customers’ doorstep. (As TBG is an online platform this facility is default requirement.)

12. High range packages and services are assigned only for top notch bridal fashion designers, bridal makeup artists or professionals, recruited from the respective industries, who’re hand-picked after a rigorous scrutiny.

13. People who get rejected during selection procedure need not worry as they can reapply after 8 months from the date of application. Isn’t that cool?


14. Artists who do bridal works as part time and have a different profession are debarred from applying for the job of TBG artist. There is no way that a candidate already associated to another profession can be allowed to be part of the TBG team. This is been maintained for the sheer purpose of maintaining a thorough professional and high class service as promised by TBG.

15. Artists once blacklisted cannot re-join TBG. This is a very stringent rule followed by the institute in order to maintain decorum among all the employees not matter what level of designation they hold.

16. TBG artists and designers are the highest earning bridal artists in South India-not due to their high pricing but because of the trust we developed with our brand and training programmes.

We have designed different Makeup Artist Courses & Workshops at a very worth pricing of 2,000 to 30,000 INR. TBG’s professional makeup courses are designed to make the artists the most proficient ones in beauty and corrective techniques in order to further maintain their careers as makeup artists.

TBG is a disciplined institute that tries to cater to the bridal needs of the South Indian brides not only across India, but also the NRI ones who fly down here for their wedding. It has a well-knit team that keeps communicating with the prospective NRI brides much before they fly down to India for the wedding and reception.

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Custom Bridal Package: A Boon for All South Indian Brides

TBG is known for its exclusive bridal packages for South Indian brides. Whether Tamilian or Keralite or any of the other South Indian communities; whether a Hindu or a Christian; TBG has customised packages for all the brides under the exclusive service of Custom Bridal Package. It is a boon for all South Indian brides irrespective of the communities.

What is a TBG Custom Bridal Package?

There are various combinations of different beauty treatments under the different custom bridal packages. From bridal makeup to hairstyling, from the bridal lehenga to Mehendi, jewellery, and personal grooming, all sorts of beauty services are being included in the different custom bridal packages.

There are four different custom bridal packages available and thus the South Indian brides are spoiled for choices based on her taste and budget. Different packages are made for the Muhurtam or the Wedding Day and Reception day. TBG Diva 1-Day Bridal Package, TBG Queen 1-Day Bridal Package, TBG Magical 2-Day Bridal Package and TBG Signature 2-Day Bridal Package are the four major custom bridal packages offered by TBG.


Why is a Custom Bridal Package a boon to you?

1. Easier to choose four desired PRIMARY services as one package.

2. Get multiple beauty treatments in one single package and choose accordingly. Get two sessions of High definition Premium Makeup and Hairstyling with complimentary Sari or Lehenga draping under TBG Magical 2-Day Bridal Package which falls under the packages of Multiple Occasion Bridal Packages: Muhurtam AND Reception.

3. Cost effective than choosing individual services without compromising on quality.

4. TBG consultants give end to end support and special attention for the custom package choosing TBG brides. They’re treated as TBG value customers.

5. By choosing custom package brides save up to 25% of expense by availing TBG Signature 2-Day Bridal Package coming under Multiple Occasion Bridal Packages: Muhurtam AND Reception. Here you get to enjoy two sessions of Celebrity Makeup and Hairstyling with complimentary Sari or Lehenga draping/Bride’s choice of Two Bridal Jewellery sets of various designs made with different First category metal or stones, from head-to-toe, from the catalogue (both online and shop selections are available)/Blouse Stitching service for Two custom bridal blouses with Grand full pattern work/ Advanced Bold and bigger intricate Bridal Mehendi for complete hands and feet. SO MUCH at ONE GO!


6. Time-saving as you don’t have to curb out time for different beauty treatments on different days.

7. South Indian brides who want to have a single day service from TBG i,e either for the Muhurtam or Reception, can choose from either of the TBG Diva 1-Day Bridal Package or the TBG Queen 1-Day Bridal Package which fall under Single Occasion Bridal Packages: Muhurtam OR Reception.

8. Custom packages are designed after a lot of research by identifying the real needs and preferences of customers and also understanding the trend of industry; so brides can just blindly pick any package that comes under her budget ranging from 30,000 INR to 70,000 INR.

9. Be it makeup mehendi, Jewellery or blouse design, our artists are well informed about the process of combining right designs with premium quality

10. For the brides who opt for a different service other than the specified one in the package, TBG consultants make alternate arrangements and do right alterations for other services as desired by the bride. What else can you ask for?


11. We have special services for NRI Brides as well. Though brides who live abroad tend to opt for this custom package more, rural side brides get more benefited because they get high-quality service under their budget and also TBG consultants arrange all services to reach out to even remote locations. Can you beat this?

12. Brides who take up any one of the custom packages get a flat 10% discount on beauty services like facial, Spa, waxing etc.

TBG Custom Bridal Packages are designed keeping in mind the individual needs and preferences of the bride. By booking TBG’s custom bridal packages, you not only get the services of your choice by the expert professionals, but it also reduces a lot of your efforts in arranging different services from different salons and parlours.

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Bella Notte – The wedding of Sameera and Pramod

The wedding of Sameera and Pramod on August 6th in Hyderabad had a magical atmosphere as family and friends blessed their union.

First Impressions

Sameera and Pramod were introduced to each other by a family friend. ‘Our parents didn’t put any pressure on us,’ says Sameera, ‘and Pramod was my very first suitor (though I wasn’t his first!:D) so I wasn’t in any hurry to get married. When I saw his picture for the first time, it was a Linkedin profile picture in which he looked very nerdy, and seeing that he had a Ph. D and was probably extremely studious, I decided that there was no way I would marry him.

south indian couple

So the first time we spoke, I thought the conversation would last for about ten minutes, but we ended up speaking for around two hours, and my negative impression was broken. Our first meeting was in my Uncles’ house where they arranged a formal ‘bride seeing ceremony’. But it was too crowded with relatives and we did not get to spend time together.

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The Question

south indian bride

So the next weekend, he drove down to New York to meet me and we had a great time trying out different food and visiting places. When we spoke the next week, he proposed to me, but it came as such a surprise to me that I went blank and hung up!’, she laughs. ‘But I called him back after a couple of hours and explained that I was just a bit taken aback, and I also said yes. I realised that he was the sort of person who wouldn’t pressurise me and would respect my independence and space.”

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The Wedding

As for the wedding planning, the couple’s parents took care of the arrangements for the whole event since both the bride and groom were in the U.S. ‘The only shopping I did after reaching India was to select my saris. As relaxing as it was, I was partly disappointed because I wanted to be more involved in my wedding preparations,’ says Sameera.

souuth indian wedding couple

Was there anything else that bothered Sameera before the wedding? ‘The three months before my wedding, I was a bit anxious and worried about getting married,’ she says, ‘but my mom was my constant support and strength. She kept me calm at all times and whenever I was apprehensive she comforted me.’

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To Future Brides

What Sameera would like to tell future brides is to relax and not worry too much. ‘If you’ve already decided to go ahead with the marriage, it’s best that you have no doubts, just keep calm and trust your partner. Everything will be fine. Glitches might happen, but that’s okay, take it with a pinch of salt.’

Little Treasures

south indian wedding

When it comes to her favourite moments from her wedding, Sameera remembers the day before with more fondness. ‘The day before the wedding, Pramod and his family came to our house for dinner, all dressed up. This was the first time it was a meeting between just our two families. It was a really special night. I liked showing him my room and the place where I had grown up. That night had a very romantic air to it,’ she smiles.

So this is the story of Sameera and Pramod. Do you like this story? Tell us your views in the comment section.

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A Fairytale Wedding – The Wedding of Binada Hutchaiah and Naveen Ramakrishna

The Wedding of Binada Hutchaiah and Naveen Ramakrishna in Mysore on 21st February 2016, is like a perfect wedding that ends every fairytale. With every element and minute detail planned to perfection, this couple got married in style!

How it all Began…

Binada launches into the story of how she met her husband. ‘Naveen and I met through a mutual friend of our parents,’ she says. ‘Naveen was working in Tokyo. Our parents put us in touch to let us explore to see if our minds met.

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The distance was never an issue for us as we realised, over time, virtual reality gripped us with excitement. As time passed by, our interactions revealed our true selves to each other and we developed a fondness. Later, Naveen flew down to Mysore to meet me for real, for the first time!! I still remember that day vividly.’

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Communicating long distance is a bit of a challenge by itself, leave alone when you have to plan a whole wedding through texts or calls! ‘It became a long-distance relationship, and we had to discuss a lot before finalising the wedding plans,’ says Binada. ‘We had many never-ending Skype calls. Naveen is very choosy and particular about things, so one can imagine how it would be for a wedding!’ she laughs. ‘He doesn’t compromise easily.’

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Planning the Big Day

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The first thing a bride does is to finalise the theme or the colour scheme of the wedding. Binada says, ‘When it came to the outfits and matching the wedding theme, we had to coordinate before we went shopping. He did not have much time for his part of the shopping as he flew down only a fortnight before the D-day and I could not wait until then for my bit of shopping.

I did the sari shopping first and then Naveen tried his best to match it with his outfit. This needed extensive homework on ideas, themes and colour scheme of the wedding. Looking back, I feel so relieved that our planning worked out well’.

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But even the most organised brides have at least a few aspects of the wedding that make them anxious. ‘I was worried about the final output on the actual day of the wedding,’ says Binada. ‘Be it my sari or makeup, and also about how much we could match each other. But I am really grateful to my designer and beautician for making me shine on the D-day! They put in a lot of effort and really helped me look my best!’ she says happily.

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To Future Brides

Binada’s advice to future brides is to make sure that they take clear, well-informed decisions. ‘Dear Bride-to-be, Plan well to shine on your D-day! Go with the present trend. It is important that the couple-to-be works together on each other’s ideas,’ she says. ‘Most importantly, take a trial round of your makeup and dress fitting.’ Also, take suggestions from friends and relatives.

Check out blogs, ratings, and comments for all the bridal services. This will help you take good decisions about the style or theme you want to choose for the wedding too. Take the opinion of your close ones before finalising or opting for any services like photography, mehendi, and so on.’

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Special Memories

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Which parts of her bridal experience and wedding planning do Binada treasure the most? ‘Though this was also a slightly difficult way to plan the wedding, the memories I like the most are our Skype calls, during which we planned a lot!

This included the wedding venue, its final outlook, deciding which photographers to hire, planning the locations, finalising the menu, costumes and poses for the photoshoot, and discussions over honeymoon destinations, all these Skype conversations were so fun!

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I also loved our shopping trips, and my trial rounds with my beautician and the boutique for makeup and outfit fittings respectively. It really was a beautiful wedding and continues to resonate within us forever,’ she says with a smile.

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Something Special – The wedding of Pranali Patil and Tejas Ozarkar

The wedding of Pranali Patil to Tejas Ozarkar on 8th march in Mumbai is the sweet story of two people who were hesitant at first but grew in love as they got to know each other.

‘What I’ve Been Looking For’

“Tejas and I were introduced by mutual family friends, so we first met for lunch and met a few more times after that to get to know each other,’ says Pranali.’ I initially felt that there was very little we had in common and that he seemed a bit uninterested. So I decided that maybe he wasn’t the right person for me. But somehow I felt weird about saying no to him and prayed a lot about it. Finally, I decided we hadn’t communicated properly because it had been almost a year since we had met and we hadn’t made a decision yet. So I called him and spoke to him.

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After that conversation, I figured out that he was a very grounded person, and wanted to make absolutely sure before getting married. He told me that he was looking more for a good mother for his children than for a wife, and for me, that says a lot about a man. I started crying and pacing because I knew that he was the man I was going to marry but I didn’t love him yet!” she laughs.

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“He invited me to his friend’s wedding, and after that evening, we started getting closer. He introduced me to all his friends, and to his niece and nephew, and even told them to call me ‘Kaki’, which made me realise that he had already made up his mind about me too.”


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Fast forward, and Pranali and Tejas decided to get married. “Tejas’ proposal to me was very romantic and straight out of a movie,’ says Pranali. ‘He told me his photographer friend was in town, so we might as well have a photo shoot.

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So I dressed up, and we took some outdoor photos, and then he said he just wanted to say hi to another friend who was visiting, and we went to the hotel where this supposed friend was staying.

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But when we went up to the room, it was empty, and set with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Tejas then got down on one knee with a fancy ring and asked me to marry him!! Then, of course, I said yes, and his friend came back to the room to take some pictures.”

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Planning the Special Day

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Pranali and Tejas had a big fat Indian wedding, surrounded by all their family and friends. Pranali says the challenges she faced were trying to change the venue after the invitation cards had been printed, coordinating with her parents because they had different ideas about the wedding, and staying up at night to keep to Indian time so that she could plan with her family in India.

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“I was especially worried about the quality of the execution of everything on the actual day of the wedding. Finally, my mother told me to relax and that she would take care of everything,” says Pranali. When asked who her strength was while planning her wedding, Pranali answers in a word, “Tejas”.

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To Future Brides

What would Pranali tell future brides? “Don’t stress about the little things – the whole things –the big things are what matter and what needs your attention. Since my parents took care of everything before the wedding, I was able to just think about the important things.”

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Special Moments

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Pranali laughs when asked what her favourite part of the wedding was. “After the wedding- the time between the wedding and the reception, Tejas and I slept for an hour. It was probably the best nap I ever had! Another special moment was during the wedding ceremony when everyone around us was looking for something and asking around frantically, and Tejas and I were talking about something and having our own special moment, oblivious to everything around us.’

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Painting a Dream – The Wedding of Preeti Hannah Daniel and Nithin George John

The wedding of Preeti Hannah Daniel to Nithin George John on the 5th of August, 2013, in Chennai, is the dreamy story of the coming together of a couple meant for each other.

An Enchanting Encounter

‘Nithin and I were introduced to each other by one of our mutual friends, about a year before we got married, (although we were already acquaintances),’ says Preeti.  ‘He was in the U.S. then, so we spoke on the phone every day, The first time we spoke, I was at a concert with my family, so there was romantic music playing in the background, and the ambience was beautifully lit.

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I remember being very impressed with his voice,’ she admits. ‘Coincidentally, the name of the song that was playing in the background when we were talking was ‘Let’s fall in love’! What with the magical atmosphere of the night, thinking of it now, it was an enchanting evening!’

‘Soon we got to know each other and started considering the idea of marriage. He even composed a piece of music for me, and titled it Painting a Dream!’ says Preeti.

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Wedding Preparations

So was it a smooth or a bumpy ride going about with organising the wedding? ‘There were quite a few challenges when it came to coordinating with the church authorities and working around their rules to organise the reception the way we had planned since we wanted to have the reception too in the church grounds,’ says Preeti.  ‘And getting the decorators to work with the light and sound system contractor was a bit difficult.

I wanted a different stage from what the church already had, and I didn’t want the decoration to look too fabricated but wanted a more natural, DIY look. So getting all that together was a challenging task. I’m one of those people who feels the need to oversee every detail to make sure it’s perfect, even though there were so many people around to help, so handling everything together was a bit difficult.’

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But it seems like these weren’t her main concerns. ‘The major thing I was worried about was the weather since we had an outdoor reception. We had to hope and pray that it wouldn’t rain, ’says Preeti. ‘And of course, I was worried about the fact that I was getting married itself.

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So, in a way, I think I kept myself busy with wedding preparations as a numbing factor to the reality that I was getting married and pretend to myself that I didn’t have cold feet. But as it turned out, it didn’t rain, the decoration and the outfits of the bridal entourage turned out beautifully, and the relationship I entered with cold feet turned out to be warm and rosy,” she smiles.

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Every bride has their own support system to lean on when things go awry. For Preeti, it was her family and friends who stood by her during the stressful months of wedding planning and were there to advise her. ‘They were silent supporters and hard workers.

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My friends stayed over at my house a few nights and helped me out with all the wedding arrangements.  And Nithin too was extremely supportive. He didn’t discourage or dismiss my ideas when many others did. He just asked me to plan it the way I wanted and to go ahead with the preparations. ‘

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To Future Brides

What word of experience would Preeti like to pass on to future brides? ‘The one I would stress on is to delegate the work to people around you who are eager to help so that you don’t have to struggle by yourself at the last minute. Make sure that you plan everything well ahead of time so that at least the week before your wedding you’ll be free to have fun with family and friends. Also, plan ahead with your photographer/videographer about what kind of formatting and sequencing you want, so that you will like the final result.’

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Shimmering Highlights

Which moments of her wedding does Preeti treasure the most? ‘I remember being amused at how Nithin’s hand trembled as he put the ring on my finger,’ laughs Preeti. ‘I thought I was the only one to have cold feet!’ Walking down the aisle and seeing all the people I knew waving or smiling at me was definitely fun and a very precious memory,’ says Preeti.

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‘The other fun fact was that we got to do most of the fun work as a family and as a bunch of friends. We tied up the ‘thank you’ favours, customised the wedding invitations, and even did some elements of the decoration together.

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I really enjoyed having all my close friends and cousins right there with me as the bridal party when I was getting married. My family and friends travelled from all around the world to be with me, so having all these special people around us as we said our vows made it my dream wedding.’

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Harmonious Beginnings – The Wedding of Sharon & Abisheg

The wedding of Sharon Lawrence to Abisheg Elijah on the 28th of December, 2011 witnessed two families uniting in love and harmony through the budding relationship of the young couple.

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Abisheg and I were introduced through mutual cousins. It was an arranged marriage so we first met at my grandparents’ house in Chennai,’ says Sharon. ‘When my uncle asked him if he would like to talk to me in private, he refused and said that we could catch up ‘offline’. I was shocked by his response,’ she laughs.

Then we went out together a few evenings to get to know each other better. Very soon he popped the question, and I said yes!! He even teamed up with my parents and played a prank on me on April Fools day!’ And so the process of wedding planning began.

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The process of wedding planning is stressful for most brides, although different issues might have their concerns. For Sharon, it was the health of her grandparents. ‘I really hoped that they would be able to attend my wedding in the best of their health and that it wouldn’t be much of a strain on them,’ she says.

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Another major challenge while planning the wedding was coordinating the flower girl dresses and the bridesmaid outfits. Since the bridesmaids were wearing saris and the flower girls were wearing frocks, it was a bit difficult finding a look that went  with both traditional and western wear, and that also adhered to the colour theme of the wedding – gold and red.

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As for her major worries, like most brides, Sharon too was slightly apprehensive about how every element of the wedding would be executed and whether all aspects of the big day would go off well. ‘But I was particularly concerned about how my makeup and hairstyle would turn out on the final day!’ she exclaims.

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Despite all these worries, the couple’s wedding went off beautifully and without a hitch. Sharon’s family was with her through the difficult parts of planning and coordination. ‘Throughout all those months of wedding planning, my parents, grandparents and close relatives prayed for us each and every day before the wedding. That was a great source of encouragement to me, and it kept me going,’ says Sharon.

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When asked what she would advise future brides to do for a successful wedding, she says, ‘Don’t get sidetracked by others’ expectations. Be realistic. Value relationships…sometimes, we get so caught up in the wedding preparations that we end up stepping on one another’s toes. Put aside your ego and don’t compromise on your relationships. Also, remember to do a trial round of makeup before your big day, so that you don’t freak out on the day of the wedding experimenting with different looks.

As for Sharon’s most favourite memories of her wedding, ‘What is really memorable about my wedding is how lucky we were. We were having an outdoor reception, and there was a forecast for heavy rain, but we narrowly missed the deluge by a day. It seemed like a miracle.  On the day of the wedding, during the reception, both Abi and I sang the duet ‘It takes three’.

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That was a very special and memorable moment. I also treasure the fact that my grandparents were there to witness and bless one of the most important and beautiful days of my life. Altogether it was a very memorable day – one of lifelong commitment and unconditional love.

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