It was certainly big news when Prince William presented Kate Middleton with Diana’s sapphire ring as her engagement ring two years ago. So is it still a “new” idea to go non-traditional when it comes to the stone in your engagement ring? There are definitely some great choices out there for lovers of colorful gemstones!
The much-anticipated film, The Great Gatsby, hits theaters next week on May 10. The art-deco, glamorous style of the Roaring 20′s is sure to inspire wedding and event decor this year and into 2014. Blogs and magazines have already begun featuring styled and inspirational shoots honoring the great Mr. Gatsby and the lovely Daisy Buchanan. Here are just a few ideas of how this vintage style can translate into your wedding day.
Muslim brides interact with each other as they wait for their wedding ceremonies to start during a mass marriage ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, Nov 4, 2012.
credit: Amit Dave/Reuters via The Guardian.
Exquisite work from Farah Khan fine jewelry!
A whole lot of craziness but the House of Boucheron‘s Crazy Jungle Hathi watch collection is undoubtedly an unforgettable piece of craftsmanship. This timepiece gets its moniker from the Hindi word for elephant (hathi) and is inspired by the ceremonial elephants used by Indian royalty back in the day.
A few weeks ago, we were thrilled to host the San Francisco launch of SouthAsian Bride Magazine’s coffee table book, Wedding Inspirations 2012 at Jade Studio Productions‘ fabulous studio location in Treasure Island. The book is a beautiful and in-depth collection of stunning work by brilliant event coordinators, designers, florists, photographers, lighting specialists and other vendors who make each and every wedding so unique and special. Not only did a few images of our work make it in there, but our styled shoot made it to the prestigious cover!
Working with a talented team of vendors, we designed the venue with a deep, romantic ambience for Northern California’s finest wedding industry members to gather and celebrate South Asian wedding style wrapped up into one beautiful book. Guests walked in to a beautifully lit front facade and interior by Avenue Illumination, then greeted with champagne and mesmerizing music by DJ Happy Grewal of Wicked Entertainment. Our cover model Camille graced us with her presence, looking extra stunning thanks to Valerie Yager, Kristina Rink Piccardo, Babita Amar and Neeta Desai Sharma, and wearing a gorgeous dress and stunning jewels by Dhillon & Co.
From there guests indulged in some delicious passed hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Wine Valley Catering and New Delhi Restaurant and got their cinematic style shots from Philippe Lee of Jade Studio Productions. Celebrations Party Rentals sponsored the use of props and furniture, The Oasis Bar & Grill graciously hosted a complimentary bar the entire evening while Winery SF hosted a delicious wine bar for everyone to indulge in before dancing the night away!
We partied with new and old friends, met a lot of wonderful people that night, but the highlight of the evening was meeting Sadaf Kherani, the book’s editor and getting to play a small part in sharing this book with future brides to use for all it’s daydreaming and planning potential!
Venue: JSP Studios, Treasure Island
Photography: Jade Studio Productions
Event Design, production, staffing, props and florals: Anais Events
Lighting, drapery and props: Avenue Illumination
Music & entertainment: Wicked Entertainment
Furniture Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals
Hosted Bar: The Oasis Bar & Grill
Wine Bar: The Winery SF
Catering: Wine Valley Catering
Catering: New Delhi Restaurant
Model: Camille Toussaint
Model’s clothes and jewelry: Dhillon&Co.
Model’s makeup: Valerie Yager, Josephine Beauty
Model’s hair: Kristina Rink Piccardo, Joy Blossom Makeup & Artistry
Model’s henna, guest henna: Neeta Desai Sharma, Mehndi Designer
Model’s styling, guest henna: Babita Amar, Henna Times
Day-of assistance: Tejel Patel, Ambiance by Tejel
Sequined crepe blouse, embroidered and appliqued raw silk lehenga by Pallavi Jaikishan. Polki set gold hath panja and a polki and uncut diamond bracelet (worn as an anklet) by Khanna Jewellers. Leather sandals and luggage by Louis Vuitton.
On the left, a sequined top and embroidered lehenga by JJ Valaya. On the right, a velvet and tulle blouse from Varun Bahl paired with a stunning polki and uncut diamond necklace from Khanna Jewellers.
On the left, a Louis Vuitton scarf worn as a blouse; embroidered tulle lehenga and crepe sari draped as a dupatta and jewelry by Khanna Jewellers and A.K.M. Mehra Sons. On the right, a velvet embroidered jacket, lurex and tulle embroidered lehenga with a matching corset by Rohit Bal.
Tulle and velvet embroidered blouse, crepe and velvet appliqued lehenga by Varun Bahl. Ruby drops and uncut diamonds in a nose ring by A.K.M. Mehra Sons; Polki and uncut diamond necklace by Khanna Jewellers.
Photography by Saurabh Dua via L’officiel India.