Super Sweet Ways To Include Doughnuts In Your Wedding

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It’s goodbye cake and hello doughnuts (or donuts)! These super sweet treats are all the rage right now in wedding world. Couples are embracing this trend and serving them in the most delightful ways. Whether it’s on your dessert table, or as a bespoke wedding favour, there are plenty of ways to include these scrumptious […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

The Ultimate Bollywood Wedding Playlist – Engagement songs

  The ‘sagai’ or engagement is not just an important ritual in Indian culture, but it’s also the first of many steps toward marital bliss! Engagement ceremonies, or parties vary depending on how traditional, intimate or elaborate you are planning it to be. In India, it is a formal occasion which marks the bringing together of two families […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

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Top Bridal Lehenga Designer Labels for every Bride

Neeta Lulla Bridal - The Maharani Diaries

As brides, our main sources of inspiration these days are Instagram and Pinterest. This entails spending endless hours, scrolling through pages of gorgeous lehenga designs and yet you’re still just as confused as you were at the beginning!


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Aashni + Co presents.. Luxury Prêt Bridal Trunk Show

Meet the Designers: Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl and Sunita Shekhawat Brides to be, don’t miss out on your chance to shop the latest Spring/Summer bridal collections from leading Indian designers this week! Aashni + Co, the UK’s leading, Indian high fashion multi-brand store will be hosting a Spring/Summer 17 bridal and luxury prêt trunk show […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

14 Pin-worthy Trends for your Wedding Day

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Poonam Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Sonam and Anita grace luxury exhibition, Divalicious London

After hugely successful outings in destinations such as UAE, India, Kenya, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Hong Kong and Indonesia, it was time for London to play host to luxury boutique pop-up exhibition, ‘DIVAlicious’ at The May Fair Hotel. DIVAlicious are a unique mobile fashion concept brand launched in Dubai in 2011 to popularise Indian […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Step into the world of maharanis.. Sabyasachi’s back

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If there’s one designer whom celebs or brides can’t get enough of, it’s Sabyasachi.
Of recent, Sabyasachi has been giving all of us maharanis, summer wedding goals with his carefully curated Instagram reveals. If you’re not already on Instagram, it’s time to join his hundreds and thousands of loyal followers and celebrate all things florals, embroidery and embellishments.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

5 Social Media Wedding Etiquette Tips For The New Age Bride

5 Social Media Wedding Etiquette Tips For The New Age Bride - The Maharani Diaries

In today’s digital age, the announcement of an engagement or wedding is typically celebrated via social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram. The importance of social media has influenced all of us in some way or another, but for the wedding industry in particular there is no limit. Brides and grooms are documenting everything from their pre-wedding festivities right through to the honeymoon. Whilst this is all fair and well, let us spare a moment to ponder about those couples who don’t wish to share their private lives on Facebook or would rather opt for an “unplugged” wedding.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2017

The Aashni + Co. Wedding Show is proudly supported by Zita Elze, Sony TV, Akshaya Patra, Bazaar Bride, Khush Wedding Magazine and Hello! Pakistan.
Were you at the Aashni + Co. Wedding Show this year? What was the highlight for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Monica is a London/Mumbai based blogger and stylist. She has an avid interest in fashion and jewellery with a speciality in asian bridal wear. Mango Luxe & Co. is Monica’s new project designed to assist the modern day bride in styling your wedding day outfits for your big day. Her new website is launching soon, but in the mean time, you can find her at LuxeBridalStyling.com

Modern Rustic Valentines Wedding Inspiration

Love is in the air! Today we’re celebrating the month of love. Yes, it’s Valentines week and if you’re a romantic at heart you will love the story behind our Valentines wedding inspiration mood board. Infused with rustic elements, these eastern inspired images conjure up sweet and romantic emotions, perfect for the February bride. There’s nothing […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Believe, Create & Celebrate with The Maharani Diaries

Hello Maharanis! Having downtime over the holiday season gave my husband and I a chance to review and re-focus. It was not all sun-drenched beaches and parties for us over summer. In between travelling across South Africa, we were working on a special little project. After one and a half years of blogging, travelling back […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Vibrant Spring Fashion Inspiration Shoot

Happy 2017 Maharanis! It might almost be the end of January, but honestly speaking, it usually takes me until around about this time until I finally swing into my groove. Having just returned from a beautiful and relaxing holiday in Africa, I feel incredibly refreshed and excited to kick-start the year with some fresh and […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

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