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.
Entries by Poonam
5 Wedding Planning Tasks To Do In Lockdown
As difficult as it is right now, it’s important to focus on the positives of wedding planning. Being stuck in lockdown, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to put your life plans on hold. There are few things we can do whilst we await brighter days.
How to Plan a Small and Intimate Wedding
As we adapt to this ‘new normal’ or whatever you want to call it, there is still hope. First of all, we’re pretty lucky, because you can still plan a wedding!
Understandably, it is quite a difficult point in time with so many of our brides and grooms currently struggling to find answers to their questions.
Lucky for you today, I’m about to help guide you with your decision making and introduce you to the small and intimate wedding.
Here’s how you can plan something classy and intimate and within budget too!
Love in The Time of a Covid19 Lockdown – An Intimate At-Home Sikh Wedding
Sydney couple, Leena and Aakash’s world turned upside down when they, like many other South Asian couples out there had to make the painful decision to cancel their big fat wedding. Instead of waiting around though, this couple decided to go ahead with their original wedding date and host an intimate Sikh wedding with their parents.
Wedding photographer, Pannila Photographer were kind enough to share the beautiful photographs from their wedding day. Also, a huge thanks to Leena for sharing the story with us.
Postponing Your Wedding: Real Bride, Shilpa Shares her Wedding Postponement Story amid Covid19
Melbourne bride to be, Shilpa recently had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone her April 2020 wedding due to the Coronavirus. She was all set to tie the knot with her fiancé at the beautiful Quat Quatta reception venue in Melbourne’s South Yarra, when Covid19 hit Australia.
Fortunately, all her wedding suppliers were very helpful and so here she is today talking to us about her experience as well as share her tips for future couples.
Introducing Melbourne Bridal Henna and Makeup Artist Faadhilah Buksh of Fadziies Mehndi And Beauty
It gives us so much joy and pleasure today to bring you this exclusive interview with talented Melbourne bridal hair and makeup artist, Faadhilah Buksh of Fadziies Mehndi And Beauty.
Faadhilah has been weaving her magic with Indian and South Asian brides across Melbourne for the past 5 years. We are so pleased to finally have her on board the TMD bandwagon, offering our maharani brides exclusive offers if you book her in for your big fat Indian wedding.
Modern and Romantic Fusion Wedding in Brisbane: Shay + Uppi
Lately, we’ve been blessed to feature so many fusion wedding celebrations.
Shay and Uppi’s wedding celebration in Brisbane started with a modern and romantic garden wedding at the stunning, Boulevard Gardens followed by a colourful Indian wedding reception party at Rydges Hotel at Southbank.
So many fun moments to share, including their pet coorgi dog as the ring bearer at their wedding ceremony.
Love, love, love the photography by the amazing Sal Singh Photography too. Enjoy!
A Colourful Multicultural Wedding in Melbourne: Claire & Rohit
Today’s multicultural wedding in Melbourne, will truly lift your spirits.
At a time where social distancing has become the normality, we’re going totally against that notion today.
Melbourne couple, Claire and Rohit’s multicultural wedding festivities was full of colour. Enjoy lovelies!
Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Your Wedding
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.