THREADS – Indian Fashion Trunk Show

It’s been a non-stop couple of months here at The Maharani Diaries with a jam-packed calendar of incredible fashion and wedding related events and there’s no slowing down. A few months back, I had the pleasure of attending a uniquely different fashion event organised by Sita Shah and Anjli Shah of S9 Muses. Until recently, […]

‘Stitch Three’ Spring Edit – Luxury Spring/Summer trunk show

South Asian, High Fashion Studio presents a day of Seasonal Shopping at Stitch Three Spring Edit Dedicated followers of fashion are in for a seasonal shopping treat as South Asian high fashion retail and studio concept, Stitch Three, presents Stitch Three Spring Edit on Thursday 10th March, 11am – 7pm, The Baglioni Hotel, 60 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 […]

The National Wedding Show Ticket Offer

Win White Hot Tickets to the Wedding Show of the Season! 26 – 28 February 2016 London Olympia | 4 – 6 March 2016 Birmingham NEC This spring sees the return of the UK’s biggest wedding show, where you can experience every element of your dream day unfolding before your very eyes. From discovering your perfect […]

Pantone Colors Of The Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity

It’s reigning pale pinks and soft blues this year all courtesy of Pantone. In an unprecedented move the institute have nominated not one but two colors this year; Rose Quartz and Serenity. For those who have been hiding under a rock for a while, the Pantone Color Institute is the world’s leading authority on color […]

A Guide To Planning A Modern Wedding – Part 2 – Wedding Styles

  A little while back we shared our tips on basic rules for planning and budgeting for you impending marriage. Today we’re moving onto wedding styles. An obvious topic which is often ignored during the initial stages of wedding planning. So, what’s your wedding style? Are you a traditionalist or perhaps you’re the fuss-free type? […]

Introducing ‘ Cuckoo For Colour ‘ – where fashion meets watercolour

Self-taught artist, Aparna Ram had an interest in illustrating from a very young age. An investment associate by profession, she spent several years working in the traditional finance sector in London before moving to work abroad in India. Although this work was rewarding, she felt herself missing home and moved back in 2014. She returned […]

Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016

A few weeks back I was fortunate to have attended one of the biggest South Asian bridal fashion events in the northern hemisphere. Aashni + Co presented their second wedding exhibit showcasing the work of India’s most illustrious designers as well as eminent Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan. Since its inception in 2012, Aashni + Co […]

Introducing ‘Aan By Arti’ – the best of east and west

Aan’s director, Arti Badhwar is heavily influenced from the glamour and heritage that surrounds her, from Bollywood’s own blue eyed boy, director, Mohit Suri (her cousin), to the seven generations of her family who were committed cotton and ginning mill owners spanning across undivided India. One important lesson Arti gained from business, was the importance […]

New Year’s Wedding Goals

3 weeks in to the new year and we know what you’re thinking. Planning a wedding is no mean feat even more so when you’re managing everything on your own. Whether you recently got engaged or perhaps you are in the throes of wedding planning, now is the time to dust off the cobwebs and […]

Karen Tran’s Floral Experience – Venice

Beautiful, opulent and breathtaking are just some of the words that spring in to mind when one mentions the floral stylist, Karen Tran. Often dubbed as the ‘Oprah of Floral Design,’ Karen Tran has a gift for creating awe-inspiring and magical settings for luxury weddings and events. With over 20 years in the industry, she […]

Jewellery Inspiration for The Modern Bride

It’s that time of the year again where Indian brides splurge on their bridal attire, hair and make up, bridesmaids and what more. But, it doesn’t stop there. An Indian bride’s trousseau is never complete without her jewellery for that added bling or sparkle. Indian bridal jewellery contributes to your overall look and captures the […]

A Guide To Planning A Modern Wedding – Part 1 – Planning & Budget

So, you and your partner just got engaged and now you’re asking yourselves, what’s next? Planning a wedding can be somewhat of an exciting time in your life, yet stressful at the same time. It’s very easy for couples to feel overwhelmed when planning a wedding. In particular, for Indian couples given that our weddings are […]