Planning a modern South Asian wedding that's not gaudy or dripping with gold.

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The Look: Uurmi

Site: http://www.uurmicollection.com/

Email: sales@uurmicollection.com

For brides craving a modern, luxe look, check out Uurmi. Designer Sumanta Ghose makes head-turning pieces that straddle Western and Eastern trends. Scoop up a salwar or saree for your Sangeet or Mehendi, and don’t be surprised if it becomes your go-to for friends’ weddings and formal events. Everything is made to order — want to add beading to that bustier? Done and done.  

BOTTOM LINE: Custom made outfits that you’ll want to wear again (and again, and again). 

Posted on Tuesday, July 17th 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY: Among all of your mandatory posed couple pictures, consider copying this super sweet idea. Take a picture on your wedding day holding pictures of your parents on their wedding day. Ana Lui photography via Flyaway Bride. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Among all of your mandatory posed couple pictures, consider copying this super sweet idea. Take a picture on your wedding day holding pictures of your parents on their wedding day. Ana Lui photography via Flyaway Bride

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

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THE LOOK: This intricate bridal headpiece is stunning and so versatile. Wear it with heavy jewelry and smokey eyes as shown here to make a dramatic statement. Or pair it with simple jewelry, flowy hair and natural makeup for a bohemian look. Via Pink Orchid Studio. 

THE LOOK: This intricate bridal headpiece is stunning and so versatile. Wear it with heavy jewelry and smokey eyes as shown here to make a dramatic statement. Or pair it with simple jewelry, flowy hair and natural makeup for a bohemian look. Via Pink Orchid Studio

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

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DECOR: Not only does this vibrant bouquet contain marigold flowers, which are considered to be auspicious for Indian weddings, but it also incorporates payal (Indian anklets) to tie the bouquet together. Via InStyle.

DECOR: Not only does this vibrant bouquet contain marigold flowers, which are considered to be auspicious for Indian weddings, but it also incorporates payal (Indian anklets) to tie the bouquet together. Via InStyle.

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

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THE LOOK: Hey brides: you don’t have to do an up-do or a half up-do. For those who want to wear their hair down, check out the free-flowing, face-friendly waves Penelope Cruz rocked at the 2010 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. It’s a style that would look heavenly with a few flowers woven in, a tikka on top, or as-is. (Your outfit and jewelry will do most of the talking.) Via Brides.com.

THE LOOK: Hey brides: you don’t have to do an up-do or a half up-do. For those who want to wear their hair down, check out the free-flowing, face-friendly waves Penelope Cruz rocked at the 2010 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. It’s a style that would look heavenly with a few flowers woven in, a tikka on top, or as-is. (Your outfit and jewelry will do most of the talking.) Via Brides.com.

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

DECOR: Decorative umbrellas are part of many South Asian ceremonies. These gems from Modelli Creations are a modern spin on the traditional accouterment. 

DECOR: Decorative umbrellas are part of many South Asian ceremonies. These gems from Modelli Creations are a modern spin on the traditional accouterment. 

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

The Look: Saris and Things

Site: http://www.sarisandthings.com/

No matter what role you’re playing in a South Asian wedding, dressing for it is an ordeal. Saris and Things wants to make it easier: You can rent or buy saris, lehengas, and more outfits with a few clicks. Gotta dress a bunch of bridesmaids? Score a set of matching saris for under $50 a pop. 

BOTTOM LINE: Save money, score a new outfit, look fabulous. 

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

DECOR: Stamps are a fun, low-cost, low-effort way to personalize programs, invites, place cards, table names, and more. Charan, a Toronto-based artist, carves Indian-inspired brass and wood stamps by hand and sells his creations (there are dozens) on Etsy. This one’s $14.50; many are under $10. Get some acrylic paint, paint rollers, and a few extra hands and your paper products will be done and awesome in no time.

DECOR: Stamps are a fun, low-cost, low-effort way to personalize programs, invites, place cards, table names, and more. Charan, a Toronto-based artist, carves Indian-inspired brass and wood stamps by hand and sells his creations (there are dozens) on Etsy. This one’s $14.50; many are under $10. Get some acrylic paint, paint rollers, and a few extra hands and your paper products will be done and awesome in no time.

Posted on Monday, July 16th 2012

FOOD & DRINK: Henna isn’t just for brides. Spruce up your desserts with henna-inspired designs! Perfect for any wedding event, these cupcakes have a touch of South Asian flavor via the artsy henna decor on top. Photo credit: Little Bird Bakery

FOOD & DRINK: Henna isn’t just for brides. Spruce up your desserts with henna-inspired designs! Perfect for any wedding event, these cupcakes have a touch of South Asian flavor via the artsy henna decor on top. Photo credit: Little Bird Bakery

Posted on Sunday, July 15th 2012

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THE LOOK: Maybe we’re just hungry, but this watermelon hued sari looks divine enough to bite into. The color, the work, the ombre effect — it’s all so fresh. Get it at Exclusively.In (and for under $300, too). 

THE LOOK: Maybe we’re just hungry, but this watermelon hued sari looks divine enough to bite into. The color, the work, the ombre effect — it’s all so fresh. Get it at Exclusively.In (and for under $300, too). 

Posted on Thursday, July 5th 2012