PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - INDIAN CEREMONY

“And forever starts now…”

Priyanka and Nick exchanged vows for a second time on December 2nd in a lavish Hindu wedding. Just as Nick’s upbringing was honoured, Priyanka’s heritage and culture was acknowledged with a wedding ceremony at Umaid Bhavan Palace.

For the Hindu ceremony, Priyanka looked every inch the beautiful bride in a traditional Indian outfit by famed designer Sabyasachi Mukherji. She was simply stunning in a deep red lehenga (a two-piece outfit consisting of this skirt and a coordinating top) that featured heavy detailing of intricate embroidery, fine jewels and sequin work. The bridal gown was paired with traditional gold jewellery and a flower garland. To be honest, the florals are my favourite part! The scents are so incredibly intoxicating leaving an everlasting memory in your mind of the moment.. Priyanka also wore a necklace by designer Chopard that featured 184.50-carats of pear-shaped diamonds set in white gold. These were teamed with a pear-shaped diamond (wowza!) and a 16-carat oval-shaped diamond headpiece. True to queen style, Priyanka looked absolutely beautiful!

Nick also looked handsome in an Indian ensemble. He opted for the dhoti, an article of clothing that consists of a rectangular, five-meter-long piece of cotton that’s typically white or cream in colour and adorned with golden embroidery. The groom completed his wedding-day look with the typical Indian turban of the state of Rajasthan, recognizable by its peaked top. He also wore a beautiful kurta top.

The vibrant and stunning colours of cultural weddings have always been a show stopper for me. You really can make a statement with a pop of colour (in this case alot!) Everything comes so alive! We can’t wait to see Hello Magazine and People Magazine’s exclusive photos!

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xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - WESTERN CEREMONY

The celebrations continued with the big day everyone was waiting for. The Umaid Bhavan Palace was the most beautiful setting for Priyanka and Nick’s western ceremony. So dreamy and royal.. every detail was perfect. From the gown, to the altar, to the way they gazed at one another as they held hands. The gown itself was an exquisite custom Ralph Lauren creation, which featured motifs, appliqués, scalloped sleeves (be still my heart!) and a high-neck collar. The hand-beaded and hand-embroidered gown also included mother of pearl pailettes, crystal seed beads, and Swarovski crystals - which took a total of 1,826 hours to complete. Underneath the long-sleeve gown was a strapless column dress made up of over two million mother of pearl sequins. Oh and did you see that tulle veil - 75 feet long - WOWZA!!!

Adding a special touch, the wedding dress had eight words in hand-stitched embroidery, specially chosen by the bride. The words and phrases included, Nicholas Jerry Jonas, 1st December 2018, Madhu & Ashok, Om Namah Shivay (a Hindi mantra invoking Lord Shiva), Family, Hope, Compasssion and Love. In addition, Priyanka had a piece of her mother-in-law’s lace wedding dress sewn into her dress. This is amazing! Talk about making it your own :)

Nick also wore a custom Ralph Lauren, a six-button double breasted black tuxedo and custom patent lace up dress shoes. Inside of the purple lapel of the tuxedo, he added a small piece of lace from the bride's dress embroidered with the Urdu words "My Jaan" which translates to "My Life". (I’m not crying.. you’re crying…Pass me the tissues!!! I love this). What made the ceremony even more meaningful, Nick’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr officiated the wedding!

Seriously, both of them looked absolutely stunning and so in love with each other it was such an emotional thing to watch. It didn’t matter that this was a “whirlwind romance”, they say… you know when you know.

We can’t wait to see lots more pictures… So happy for them!

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Videography: East West Production

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xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE SANGEET

The wedding events continued for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas with a joyous Sangeet celebration!

In simple terms… it’s all-out-huge-dance-party! An intense song and dance competition between the families made for a spectacular, fun and love-filled evening for everyone. Picture this - millions of fairy lights and mirrors lit up the grounds to create an enchanted fairytale land. A stunning backdrop for such an opulent venue as Umaid Bhavan Palace.

Priyanka stunned in a GORGEOUS hand embroidered gold and silver sari while Nick looked like a prince in his midnight blue sherwani with gold thread detailing. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla you really nailed it. Royalty! Check out the amazing images below and enjoy!

What do you think!?!? Let us know!

xo

Afzia

PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE MEHENDI

We just absolutely LOVE Bollywood weddings! From fresh, fun and colourful to elegant classic beauty, Priyanka Chopra + Nick Jonas’ wedding celebrations were nothing short of spectacular. A combination of two cultures made this fete one that was meaningful to both bride and groom. Should it be any other way??

Since cultural weddings like this one are multi-day celebrations, we wanted to share the beauty in each one! The first event is called a Mehendi. This ceremony usually takes place a day or two before the wedding where all of the women in the bride and groom’s families, along with close friends, gather together while the bride has elaborate henna designs applied to her hands and feet. Guests will usually get a few designs on their hands as well. Beautiful intricate designs created by very talented artists. Typically an ladies affair, the trend has gone towards having a coed event with both the bride and groom’s family and friends. The more the merrier I say!! An immensely colourful event with lots of singing and dancing typically kicks off the wedding celebrations!

Wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Priyanka and Nick looked like rockstars! They both were so happy they couldn’t stop smiling! Personally we are so in LOVE with her dress!!! Absolutely stunning and so much fun!!!

Hope you enjoyed!

xo

Afzia

~Inspired Fridays~ A taste of the exotic

We thought we would change up the inspiration today.  Let's delve into the world of South Asian weddings - shall we?  

Full of colour and exotic culture...we just love weddings with Asian flair!

Take a look at some of the inspiration that we just love!  You don't have to be South Asian to have these elements as part of your wedding.  There are many ways to incorporate these details... you just have to be creative! 

Enjoy the inspiration ladies!

Kitchener Wedding Planner

 Placecards ~ Shoes ~ Frames

Cake ~ Bride ~ Aisle Decor

Henna ~ Bangles

Jewellry ~ Bridesmaids ~ Hat ~ Centrepiece

IIFA Fever hits Toronto !!!!!!

The International Indian Film Academy is bringing its star-studded Awards Gala to North America for the very first time!  The top names of the Bollywood industry will be converging on the city’s centre.  Consider this the equivalent to Hollywood's Oscars!

For those of you who don’t know what IIFA is all about well, in a nutshell, it is a global showcase of Indian cinema.  The IIFA Weekend and Awards is a celebration of Indian Cinema consisting of fun-filled activities that brings the fans close to their favorite stars.  The highlight of the Weekend is the IIFA Awards Ceremony that honours the best of Indian cinema. 

Wow!  It is easy to believe that the thousands of available tickets that went on sale, sold out in a mere 10 minutes!  An estimated 22,000 fans will be packed into the Rogers Centre come Saturday evening and will be entertained to the fullest!  




 

Saif Ali Khan, Mallika Sherawat, Sonu Nigam, Preity Zinta, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Dharmendra, Karan Johar, Kabir Bedi, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Javed Jaffrey are just some of the Bollywood stars  that will set foot in Toronto.  But by far the biggest attraction will be the “King of Bollywood” himself – Shah Rukh Khan. 

I know my daughter is a HUGE fan of “King Khan” and so desperately wanted to be a part of the festivities – but that plan didn’t materialize for us.  We will be watching the star-studded show come Saturday evening along with millions of other viewers!

With events already in motion in and around the Greater Toronto area, there is a definite “buzz” in the air.  Here is a run-down of what’s happening where!


June 24-26

IIFA Film Festival

IIFA-nominated movies from 2011 as well as years past are screened at various theatres, including the Coliseum Mississauga, Cineplex Odeon Sheppard, Silvercity Brampton and Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place.

June 24

IIFA ROCKS fashion show at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON (6:30 p.m.)

Hosted by Indian movie personality Saif Ali Khan, this show features a musical performance by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and international models displaying designs from India and Canada

June 25

IIFA Workshop: Music — Bringing Cinema Alive (11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

In this professional seminar, speakers Vishal Bhardwaj and the trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy offer insights into writing music for Indian cinema. The event will culminate with an interactive jam session where the composers and audience members create a live track.

Samsara: Feel the Flow in Toronto (2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) Taking place in the shadow of the Rogers Centre — where the IIFA gala will be held later in the day — this free arts festival will feature live music performances, including an Indo-Brazilian drum line, as well as dancing and a fashion show. The event will finish with the arrival of Indian film stars on the "green carpet" for the IIFA ceremony.

IIFA awards ceremony at the Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON (8 p.m.)

This is it, the glitzy, star-studded gala where India's biggest cinema stars will be celebrated with hardware.

 

Happy Star-Gazing Everyone!!!!!