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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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12 Dec

The best of India on your plate

Serving multiple Indian cuisines at your wedding reception might just be the smartest menu decision you could make. Global chefs weigh in

In a country that’s a potpourri of cultures, having limited cuisines on a wedding menu may seem underwhelming. But then, dishing out assorted cuisines leads to a pressing question: how much is too much? Well, follow the advice of global chefs and the answer to that could be: the sky is the limit!

13 Nov

Food trends to look out for

Wondering what to serve your guests? Well, to help you plan the perfect menu, industry experts highlight the top wedding food trends

Weddings in India are clear indicators of the country’s eating habits. As young Indians lean towards organic ingredients and chefs point to calorie-conscious wedding menus, we know that something has changed. So if you’re still wondering what to serve your guests, then look no further than these evolving trends for inspiration.

25 Sep

Typically Indian

With many handicrafts and textiles produced in every state of India, there’s a wide selection of local designs to choose from. Here’s a list of items, which tick all the boxes that make a memorable gift

TERRACOTTA FROM BISHNUPUR

Bishnupur is known for its terracotta temples and legendary weaves. It is a unique form of clay art used to build temples, pots and pans. “The look of terracotta creates a rustic ambience, which also makes it a popular décor theme for weddings,” says wedding planner Candice Pereira. A terracotta lamp works as a great gift for someone who loves natural products.

15 Jun

Tasteful traditions

From appetisers to main course and desserts, wedding menus continue to reflect our love for the classics. FWT serves up the five staples that have proven to be all-time favourites

Attending an Indian wedding can truly be a multisensory experience—foot-tapping music, plush venues, lavish hospitality and of course, scrumptious fare! And despite the growing influence of international trends on celebrations in India, the food is one aspect that relies on tradition and local culture. Here are the top five favourites that have made it to menus at almost every Indian wedding!

 

8 Jan

The young and haute Athiya Shetty

Take a cue from Athiya Shetty, an effortless style icon and an effervescent Bollywood belle, who takes on the millennial bride in this season’s latest trends

Photographs: Nuno Oliveira; Styling: Lynn Lobo; Hair and make-up: Namrata Soni assisted by Suhas Mohite on hair; Location: The Great Eastern Home, Mumbai

11 Dec

All eyes on Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor has managed to strike a balance on the tightrope that is Bollywood. His perfectly calibrated career has watched him go from pinup chocolate boy to the vulnerable hero. Here, our brooding cover star shows us what it’s like to play the carefree groom

Photographs: Abhay Singh; Styling: Shantanu & Nikhil; Hair: Aalim Hakim; make-up: Gladwin James; Location: JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu