Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pastimes and she also enjoys donating her time for charity. You'll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.
The world has literally turned upside down in light of the Coronavirus and it’s having a devastating impact on the wedding industry. But this article is for our brides only. This is a heartfelt and open letter to our wonderful community of South Asian brides who are planning a wedding in 2020 and beyond.
We’ve consulted a few of our industry friends over the past couple of weeks to provide you with the most up to date information about the Coronavirus and the impacts it could have on your weddings. There’s information about contracts, how to postpone or re-schedule, insurance policies and plenty of tips and advice to help you get through this difficult and challenging period.
We’ve been featuring a lot of cross-cultural weddings on the blog recently and once again it gives us so much pleasure to feature another colourful Sydney wedding that took place at Sydney’s premiere Indian wedding venue, Le Montage.
Shaheen and Qaseem’s backgrounds are poles apart, but they count their lucky stars today with both families coming together for their glam Indian Pakistani wedding.
We can’t wait for you to check out Shaheen’s beautiful velvet Sabyasachi lehenga too!
If you think about the cost of a South Asian wedding these days, it really does vary.
There’s no bigger reality check though, than when you look at your wedding budget and then you’re like.. maybe I can’t have it all?….
We always talk about setting your wedding priorities straight from the beginning and focus on how much you want to put aside for each element of your wedding. So, this week we’re discussing the key things that we think you should splurge on!
You have probably known us long enough to know how much we adore cross-cultural weddings.
Today’s wedding is no exception of course, with the lovely Erandi sharing everything with us about her beautiful and modern Sri Lankan Poruwa wedding ceremony which was held at the breathtaking venue, Gunners Barracks.
Overlooking the harbour, this gorgeous venue provided the perfect backdrop for Erandi and her groom, Daniel to host their intimate wedding and reception events.
Welcoming in the weekend with today’s stunning Punjabi wedding in Sydney. Karen and Sunny’s wedding took place across multiple days with multiple functions, designer outfits (not forgetting that Sabyasachi lehenga of course) and so much more.
You’re definitely going to want to check out this marvellous celebration of love!
We love when couples combine their traditions and heritage into their wedding. For Sydney based couple, Shilpa and Shakti, it was important to them and their families to have a mixed Marathi and Telugu wedding ceremony and it was certainly lovely to see. They tied the knot in Auckland, New Zealand at the BAPS Swaminarayan mandir followed by a beautiful reception at a private venue with sweeping views of the bay. They even had sheep present at their wedding!