2020 Indian Wedding Style Trends

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Photo: Tarun Vishwa | Designer: Sabyasachi
Indian brides in Houston are embracing 2020 Indian wedding style trends with a major focus on deep colors and glittering gold accessories.

Starting with top Indian designer Sabyasachi’s gorgeous pashmina lehenga, we’ve picked 6 of our favorite Indian bridal trends for the new season. From dazzling Indian bridal jewelry to a timeless pair of jutti, we present these 2020 Indian wedding style picks to you!

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Joyful Hindu-Muslim Wedding By Raofactor At ZaZa

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Photo: MnM Photography
Anita and Shivan’s exuberant Hindu-Muslim wedding caught our attention the moment we saw it.

The couple, who were introduced to one another by mutual friends in 2013, might not have become a couple at all, had it not been for Anita’s initiative: “The first time we met, we talked, but not much happened. The second time all of the friends got together for dinner and I asked him out on a date,” Anita says. “He politely accepted…and it was all history from there!” A big part of that history was Shivan’s spring 2017 proposal at Hermann Park. As Anita explains, “It is one of my favorite places in the city. Shivan invited my family and friends, because he remembered that I once told him I would want all my loved ones to be there for the moment. He set up the old oak trees with lights, flowers, and pictures of us from dates we had been on, and proposed under a tree. We went from there to brunch, to celebrate with everyone. It was the most perfect proposal.” And while she notes that, “Our biggest hurdle was that my family is all Muslim and Shivan’s family is all Hindu,” she says that, ultimately, “both families accepted each other and we did ceremonies for both religions. It was beautiful to see two different religions coming together and accepting each other as family.” Join us on a colorful, lively, joy-filled journey through this lovely couple’s multi-day celebration, which included fabulous floral design from Raofactor, at a 350-guest bash held at glamorous Hotel ZaZa Museum District. Wishing Anita and Shivan a lifetime of love!  Click here to read the rest of this post »

Modern Downtown Wedding Hotel: Hilton Americas-Houston

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The Hilton Americas-Houston: South Asian Weddings And More In Houston’s BIG, Beautiful Downtown Hotel

Need LOTS of space for your great, big Houston wedding? With space to comfortably accommodate up to 2,000 of your nearest and dearest, the Hilton Americas-Houston is an ideal wedding pick. A longtime favorite for South Asian weddings, Middle Eastern weddings, and any wedding that requires ample room and international catering expertise, this excellent downtown hotel also has plenty of smaller spaces for more intimate gatherings. Plus, the location, just steps from downtown Houston’s best shopping and dining destinations, as well as expansive urban park Discovery Green, can’t be beat. Schedule your tour today to see more of this modern downtown wedding hotel, and start planning your big, BIG day!

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White, Gold, Champagne & Green Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel

Mona and Aamir are what we like to call a jet-setting couple. They met in New York City, he proposed in Chicago, and they got married in Houston! Their multicultural wedding weekend went a little something like this: It started with a mehndi—a South Asian ritual ceremony with henna and dancing followed by an intimate nikkah—a Muslim wedding ceremony—at home.

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The last day of their nuptial celebrations was a lavish Persian wedding ceremony at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. “It was held in the Grande Ballroom which truly captured the essence of the sophisticated feel we were going for,” says Mona.

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Dream Bouquet decked out the reception with tall white and lush green floral centerpieces and placed green boxwood panels on the walls to add an outdoorsy touch to the decor.

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“One of our favorite moments was when our friends picked both of us up in a chair on the dance floor,” recounts Mona. And we gotta say…it’s one of ours, too. Congratulation to the newlyweds, and thank you for sharing your beautiful celebration with us, and our followers!

Bride-Dancing Photos: Steve Lee Photography | Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Baker: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Reception Flowers: Dream Bouquet

Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash

It’s not often that Houston gets to launch a famed Indian design house—especially in such grand style. But grand style is par for the course for Sameera Faridi of Sameera Faridi Design Studio at Poshak Fashion & Style, which turned out top New-Delhi-based designers Parvesh Jai, who have been outfitting Bollywood gorgeously for the better part of nearly 10 years. Faridi, whose eponymous atelier has enabled Houston brides of South Asian backgrounds to find spectacular custom wedding and special-occasion wear sans overseas travel, feted Parvesh Jai with “The Royal Saga”—a riveting fashion show celebrating 100 years of Bollywood style, held at the Houston Motor Club, followed by a VIP reception attended by local trend-setters and fashion media. Check out a sampling of pix from Faridi’s fantastic event…and check out Faridi herself—and her amazing designs—at Sameera Faridi Design Studio!

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Photos: Photos by Rovo