Monthly Archives: December 2014

Let’s Welcome New Year 2015 with New Trend at Newest place

Happy new year party wishes quotes

People visiting out of the city or country, has been the trend followed by most of the people to welcome the New Year. Many people would spend time with their friends and family members. Due to increasing number of teenagers and youth, pubs and dance bar visit is also a popular way to celebrate New Year eve.

Nowadays, people are following a new trend that is now gaining the acceptance in metros. People are now opting for open places like roof top restaurants, terrace bar, open air restaurants and bar and enjoying the experience of celebrating the New Year in the chilled night.

There are quite a few options to the people in Mumbai, especially in south Mumbai. There are only 1 or 2 such places. Such places have everything to attract the customers such as, ambiance, music, atmosphere, etc. In all it can offer a complete package that offers memorable experience to the new year party. Especially youngsters are found of DJ party, bollywood theme party, 90’s style party. This is the generation which makes party live with different mood. Some people do the grand party in India but some people cannot afford grand party they opt for budget party. There is few public in Mumbai, for them party means food and liquor. People like to enjoy new year party drink and dance.

reserve table for new year party

We Wish You Happy New Year 2015 and Inviting you for 31 st December Party at Mumbai Newest rooftop grill bar BARAESTI – Grill Bar & Beyond.

How to Make Your Christmas Party Celebration More Happening

If every year you celebrate the festival with your family and friends in a casual way, this year convert the casual gathering into Christmas Party Happening with fun, food, chocolate, cakes, games, dance and many more

In India we usually celebrate Christmas in very casual way. Teenagers and kids celebrate theme party with their own plans and their close friends but other family members make the plan for family gathering and make it a family celebration. People gather to exchange gifts, have drinks and dinner together and discuss about their family and friends. Kids & oldies who are not interested in the discussions spend their time as passive members in the party. Ladies usually do not get the chance to enjoy well as most of the time they are either busy with kids or taking care of guests.

christmas decoration

Follow simple tactics, for get to gather converted into a memorable Christmas celebration.

Preparing for the party:

Christmas Party Games

Party preparation is not a hectic task, choose the right theme for the Christmas party. Here as everybody knows each another and well aware about likings and dislikes of each other. In such case, it is not difficult to decide the activities or menu. Christmas Party decoration is an integral part as it sets the mood for the evening. Decoration with lights, flowers and sainted candles will the atmosphere but it has to choose in such a way that it does not limit the party pace. If there is no enough space, people will start feeling uncomfortable. You have to be ready with number of people attending the party, their seating arrangement, their comfortable excess to other members, number of children and their play and seating area.

Engaging the members:

christmas decoration

Engaging each member with some activity or interest is very crucial, especially children has to be engaged properly. Having a Christmas tree and arrange dance floor for kids to dance on music. Ask the children to decorate the tree will be very interesting activity for children and this would provide enough time to be comfortable. Older member of the family may become a Santa and distribute gifts and chocolates. This will set the perfect Christmas atmosphere for children and old age persons from the family. If there is enough space, even a small area can be kept for Music and dance which will entertain all from the family.

Food & Beverages:

Costa Coffee Christmas Menu

As members are familiar to each other, they also know about their food and beverage preferences. In case if there is any information required, you can call and check about the preference while preparing for the party. Even during the party you have to keep a check on stock for food and beverage and have to be ready with some back up options in case there is a shortage. As shortage of any of food / beverage could possibly left some people dissatisfied which can spoil entire mood. Moreover you have to also keep a check on each member and their liquor intake and also need to stop anyone as and when you feel like.

Surprises always make the moment memorable, hence adding a surprise element to the party would add an additional star to the party. Ladies should also be offered some engaging activities so that they can also celebrate the festival in a memorable way. Cooking and serving should not be put on their head so that they can spend the day as per their wish.

Lavish Wedding of the Year Arpita Khan & Aayush Sharma

Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad –  Arpita Khan’s Wedding

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Most spoken Wedding of the Year: Arpita Khan & Aayush Sharma

wedding decorations

Rachana Lucknowala, Vivaah – Wedding Décor stylist & creative consultant, has managed some of the most talked about celebrity weddings, including the most recent “Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma wedding” a young modern couple belonging to Khan Family. In this piece Rachana shared what managing niche and celebrity weddings involve in terms of creative inputs and attention to minute details. She also discusses how destination wedding for niche clients cannot simply be the regular destination wedding.

Wedding Decoration At Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad

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Arpita Khan’s wedding was managed as a celebrity wedding just like other high profile weddings in terms of décor and other essentials. Of course it had to be customized, and very exclusive. For Arpita Khan’s wedding the entire Khan family was excited as it was a wedding happening in the family after 16 years. The family evaluated every minute detail to make the event a grand celebration. From venue selection, to guest invites, to decor & catering everything was selected for the list of affluent personalities from all walks of life.

Entrance Decoration with floral Mandap Decoration

The Reception at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai.

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The decoration responsibility was assigned to “Vivaah” for the wedding which was held on 18th November, 2014 at Hyderabad and Reception in Mumbai on 21st November, 2014. The family decided to have pink and white as the theme of the wedding, which was suggested after considering their reputation, as the theme truly presents the royal image. The venue was decorated with the shades of white and pink with drapes, flowers and other decoration that brightened the marriage celebration.

wedding stage designs

For evening reception, we insisted them to choose Victorian theme. The Victoria theme decoration with white drapes, flowers made guests feel the atmosphere of a royal wedding and Arpita herself felt not less than Queen Victoria.

arpita wedding photos

We got a lot of support from local agencies, and we also have a very strong team. As we have been in the industry for over 2 decades, it makes us specialist in destination wedding nationally and internationally. Vivaah is acknowledged as an expert for niche and high profile weddings. Our clientele consists of this very niche segment, and any wedding we decor is tailored as per taste & personality that spells class, elegance and grandeur.

Vivaah’s Unforgattbale Moments for Destination Wedding – Wedding Photography

vivaah wedding viday1Indian weddings are a grand and lavish affair, where all near and dear ones come together to bless the beautiful couple for the new phase of their life together. Once all the D-day rituals are over, and the couple is official known as ‘husband and wife’, comes a moment that is a little bittersweet experience for the bride and her family. This is the moment of vidaai, when the bride bids farewell to her family and moves towards her husband’s home. Here we have got some emotional and some joyous shots of the vidaai ceremony from real Indian weddings.

The final stage of the wedding

vivaah wedding viday

 Vidaai symbolizes the final stage of the wedding. The bride gets ready to bid farewell to her parents’ home, and makes her way towards her husband’s home. When old ties break, even if only symbolically, tears do find their way out. Here is a shot of two beautiful brides, teary-eyed, before leaving for their new abode.

Rituals attached to Vidaai

beautiful bride on her wedding 

During the vidaai ceremony, as the bride steps out of her parents’ house she pauses at the door to throw a handful of rice and coins over her head. Daughters are considered to be the manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi (deity of wealth and prosperity). So, a bride wishes that her parents’ home remains prosperous even after she leaves!

Wishing prosperity for her parents

wedding ceremony celebration

Here is a beautiful shot of a bride throwing a handful of rice over her head as a wish of prosperity for her parents’ home. And, do take a look at her expressions! Vidaai is a bittersweet moment no doubt, but it is not necessary that tears have to be a part of it. This bride’s smile says a lot about her love for her parents’ home as well as her excitement of entering a new life.

Bride’s wishes for her parents
Indian wedding ceremony celebration

Vidaai ceremony is not limited to a particular community or faith. This ceremony, though with varying rituals, can be found in every community in India. Here is a South Indian bride throwing rice over her head as a part of the final farewell ceremony from her parents’ home.

Repaying her parents with love
wedding photography

The vidaai ritual also symbolizes that the bride has repaid her parents for her upbringing and for everything they have bestowed on her. As the bride throws grains of rice behind, her parents and other close family members are there to catch it in their hands or dupatta.

Tears do well up

heart touching viday photography 

The mention of vidaai in itself is enough to make the bride and her family’s eyes well up with tears. As their little, loving daughter welcomes a new life of bliss; parents are filled with feelings of happiness for her, blessing her with all their heart and soul. Here is a shot of a mother wiping her daughter’s tears during the vidaai ceremony.

Parents’ wish for her happiness 

beautiful indian bride with her father

As the bride leaves for her new home with her groom, her parents’ give her hand to the groom and request him to love and take care of their precious daughter always. It is every father’s wish that his little princess is always treated as a ‘princess’. Here is a bride who makes her way towards her new home with her loved ones guiding her.

Towards new life

beautiful wedding coupleThe final ritual in the vidaai ceremony sees the couple move towards the car to head towards the groom’s house. Here is a bride who makes her way towards her new life with her husband.

Beauty and emotions
wedding car

Indian weddings are filled with moments that are beautiful, significant and emotional too. Here is a close up shot of a bride sitting in her car after the vidaai ceremony. She is now ready to move towards her new home with her husband and his family, which is now her family too!

She wants happiness

unforgettable moments of wedding

When a bride leaves for her new home she wants to make sure that her parents and loved ones do not cry. This is what this bride wants, as she wipes away tears from her family member’s eyes during thevidaai.

Happy and excited

bride doli  Traditionally an Indian bride leaves her parent’s home in a doli. Here is a shot of a beautiful bride who seems excited to enter her new life.

Her eyes say it all!

Last wedding moments with bride

A bride’s eyes become a window to her heart and soul at this moment. Her eyes may have tears in them, but there is also the twinkle of the excitement of the new phase of life that is about to start. Take a look at this bride who has managed to mesmerize us with her eyes!

She has someone by her side always

welcome to new home

The tears that a bride and her family members shed during this time are khushi ke aansu (tears of happiness). During this emotional moment, it is very important that her groom stays by her side to assure not only her but also her parents that he will always be with her, to guide her and take care of her.

Fare-thee-well

wedding viday

Every parent wants their daughter to be happy always, whether she is in their home or at her husband’s home. Here is a shot of a mother bidding a happy adieu to her daughter as the bride’s car moves towards her new home.

Entering new home

welcome new home with kumkum - photographs

After the bride enters her husband’s home there are many more rituals that follow. One of the most important and significant ones is the ‘griha pravesh‘. The first steps that a woman takes into her new home after the wedding is a celebrated and a crucial moment.