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.
We hope you have been having a lovely and relaxing summer break. Don’t know about you, but we are already looking forward to a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of us in 2020.
But, before we dive into another year, we want to take ourselves back to earlier this month, when Poonam of The Maharani Diaries got a chance to attend one of our favourite cake vendor’s cake decorating workshop. This was a cake decorating workshop unlike any others. With thanks to Afra of Oh That Be Good, Poonam got to make the cutest reindeer gingerbread and chocolate cake and the results are pretty wow. Check it out!
For Indian brides, the wedding preparations begin months or years ahead of time and this is when the stress starts to build hey!
So how to you maintain your state of mind, keep yourself in the best physical and mental shape? Today we’re sharing some of the best wedding wellness tips that will have you be fit and fab in no time.
Diet or detox, personal training or yoga? We have everything covered.
It’s probably the happiest day of your life. However, not all can go according to plan for you on your wedding day. Drunk guests, an illness or god forbid you run out of time! Here are all the things that could happen and how best to avoid it!
Brisbane based startup, The Saree Lane are changing the way we wear the humble saree with their stunning collection of saree petticoats. Not only are they designed to flatter your figure, but they provide so much more comfort than a regular saree petticoat!
It feels just like a second skin due to the comfort level and the best part is that it won’t lose its elasticity or shape.
Maharanis’ we have a gorgeous, Bollywood inspired wedding for you today.
Kanika and Ron’s Hindu wedding took place at multiple wedding venues across Melbourne in the summer of 2019. We love all the traditional feels and decor and there’s plenty of bridal fashion inspo from bride, Kanika too.
With thanks to the team at the Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace, today we are exploring the world of Gujarati weddings. Gujarati weddings consist of a plethora of traditions, customs and rituals, both pre-wedding and post-wedding too.
Of course, all of these elements make up the very threads that bind the great culture.
Without further a do, let’s take a sneak peek into the world of Gujarati weddings!
We are thrilled to share Anita Dongre’s new bespoke digital Indian wedding invitation suite with you. Anita has become the first Indian designer to have collaborated with digital invitation powerhouse, Paperless Post to bring couples a unique set of invitations tailored to all occasions.
Helming conscious living at its core and seeking to preserve the age-old arts, crafts heritage of India, Anita Dongre’s collections cover most of the traditional Indian wedding celebrations. With so many unique templates to choose from, Paperless Post is the go to platform for the environmental conscious couple this wedding season.
The traditional wedding cake is fast becoming a staple at an Indian wedding. Gone are those days of serving laddoos and gulab jamun. It’s all about the statement cake that sits in the middle of your wedding reception venue.
Young couples tying the knot are bucking the trends and opting to infuse personal touches in every aspect of their wedding. This includes having a wedding cake that translates their love story, allowing guests to celebrate everything special about the couple.
We caught up with our expert Melbourne wedding cake decorator, Narmi of My Cake Studio to weigh in on the debate, making more couples see the value in serving cake at their Indian wedding.