source: Wedding Vows
First the name had us at hello, then I found out that this newly launched online boutique carries that oh-so-delicious Gaurav Gupta peacock lehenga I’d shared a few days ago….and then the love fest began!
We all know that from the east coast to the west and in between, there is precious little access to high-end Indian designer fashion. With Couture Rani now, founder Gina Mathew brings an e-commerce site that sells made-to-order bridal and evening wear by India’s top designers. That’s right, you get to order a custom made, individually tailored piece from the comfort of your home!! The requisite pre-wedding India shopping trip now becomes optional!
Here are some goodies from currently showcased designers - Ritu Kumar, Varun Behl and Gaurav Gupta. The site plans to add new designers and additional product lines in the coming months so hop on over and take a looksee!
All images courtesy of Couture Rani.
This one image by Karen Wise perfectly captures pre-wedding bridal lassitude admist all that magic of wedding festivities. It’s pinned on my wall and never fails to inspire or rejuvinate me as a designer and planner!!
Page after page of helpful planning tips, explanation of rituals, and all that eye candy that comes with the rich traditions and festivities of Indian weddings!
all images courtesy of IndianWeddingsBook.com
The Groom was busy with a very demanding work schedule and the Bride lived overseas so it was the Groom’s sister that we worked closely with to pull this event together! And we loved every minute of it….a very large guest count (1000+) courtesy of a deep rooted and politically-active family from the Yuba-Sutter area, coupled with family & friends with discerning and traditional punjabi tastes – yet she was undeterred in wanting to make her brother’s reception nothing but fun, stylish and incredible!
The 25,000 square foot ballroom at the Sacramento Convention Center looked stunning with fabulous lighting and magical music throughout the evening. It was truly an honor and a pleasure to plan this event and work with talented vendors….making me (once again) feel blessed to have the best clients in the world!!
Photography: Rama Photo & Video; Venue: Sacramento Convention Center; Hospitality: Classique Catering; Event design, florals and stationery: Anais Events; Lighting: Avenue Illumination; DJ: Wicked Entertainment; Cake: Raja Sweets; Cake: Freeport Bakery; Furniture rental: Classic Party Rentals.
The couple asked for an understated design in festive colors for this venue that came with eye-level panorama of the San Francisco cityscape - all three bridges and the glittering face of the bay!
Venue: Pavilion by the Bay; Event Design, stationery & florals: Anais Events; Catering: Raja Sweets.
…and it’s a wrap for this beautiful wedding. The reception was just as magical, as every other carefully-thought out detail of this bride, with the most special one being the bride’s decision to have her first dance to her brother’s live piano performance! It was achingly sweet to see the love and respect that this family shares with one another!
Photography: Sharpe Photographers; Location: Sacramento Convention Center; Event Planning, Event Design, Flowers, and Stationery: Anais Events; Special Event Lighting: Avenue Illumination; Cinematography: Jensen Video; Caterers: Turmeric Restaurant and Classique Catering; Music: DJ Salim, Envy Soundz; AV rentals: Advantage Presentations; Cake: Pastry Chef Jose Tellez, Pastry Heaven.