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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Grecian Inspired : Indian Saree / Gowns

Looking for outfits ..... I have really been inspired by the Grecian look. Here are a few of the images that I'm drawing inspiration from.

J Lo at the Oscars in a Marchesa gown. Isn't that neckline A M A Z I N G !! I wonder if I could get something like that done in a lehenga or a saree.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boutonnieres: Peacock Themed

Looking for something unusual for your boutonnieres? These are amazing!

Source Etsy Source Flickr Source Jeff Greenborough &
Source Style Me Pretty / Jeffrey & Julia Woods Photography

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Save The Date : Photos

Save the Date Cards are becoming more and more popular - here are a few inspirations that caught my eye !

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lakme Fashion Week 2010: Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lakme Fashion Week 2010: Anand Kabra

Anand Kabra

Anand Kabra

A few of my favorite pieces from Designer Anand Kabra e Fall 2010 Lake Fashion Week.

Desi Love

Spreading the Love

I'm new in the game - but there are a lot of really talented desi beauty bloggers out there. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite ones:

XinaRox -

Brown Grrrl



I heart Makeup

There's also a great new network - The Desi Beauty Bloggers. Check out the site for some additional bloggers :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Update: Off Topic

Thought I would fill you in on the recent happenings.

I had the engagement party this weekend and it was a success :)

So here are a few images of the big day

Designer Spotlight: Monica Haute- Couture

If you are looking for something Mughal Meets Victoria you have to check out this designer.

Monica Paracha, a pakistani based designer, whose label Monica Haute - Couture has launched a new line: Victoria Royale

Friday, September 18, 2009

Creative Wedding Cake Toppers

Cake toppers are a personal touch that really adds that extra element to your reception. Up until a few years ago, your only options were the traditional bride and groom in black and white.
Luckily, now we have a lot of choices especially for ethnic brides who are looking for something to represent their personal style.
I think I am leaning toward monograms and has a lot to choose from
They also have a few ethnic wedding cake toppers, like the one featured below.

Another great resource Krishna Sandhu. who I discoverd on etsy. Her shop has some really lovely hand made cake-toppers, and have not stopped forwarding the link to friends since.
Here are a few of her creations:

Unique Wedding Invitation : Cadbury anyone?

I saw this and just thought it was the cutest and most original invite I had seen in a long time.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Inspiration Board: Lovebirds

One of the initial stresses about becoming a bride to be is finding the right way to introduce the two families to each other. In our case, I had met a lot of Mr. Right's family, but he had not met any of mine.

So we are hosting a small meet and greet / engagement luncheon in a few weeks. It'll be a greaty way for everyone to meet each other and start celebrating our engagement.

Keeping in mind the setting, and the guests I started browsing through some images online to look for decorating ideas and have absolutley fallen in love with the images of lovebirds I have been seeing. The graphic can be done in many many ways, stationary, cards the list goes on but I think it's a great visual for an engagement cake.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Designer Spotlight : Fahad Hussayn

As much as I love Indian clothing - I have to admit that I am pretty naive to the actual designers. I am of the - If I like it - I buy it kind. But now that I'm looking for ideas for the countless number of events that a desi wedding has (here's a quick rundown : engagement, lady sangeet, mehndi-night,maya, wedding and finally the reception) and things for the rest of the bridal party to wear I have decided to do a little investigation.

As I discover new designers - I will try and do a small post on each one and hopefully end up with a small directory by the time I am finished with this process.

My First Designer Spotlight: Fahad Hussayn

He designs both traditional and western, but for this post I have chosen a few "traditional" outfits to showcase his amazing work.

I'll let the images speak for themselves. I am not sure what I want in a dress, but I really like the non-red color choices that he presents for brides.

And . . . If you are like me, and would like to see more of his amazing work, check out his facebook page here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mark Your Calendars: Lakme Fashion Week

When you are an american dulhun, the bad news is that the amount of resources availble to you is quite limited. Especially in the form of inspiration for your wedding dress. The traditonal bride show doesn't quite work in our case.

The good news is that most indian fashion designers still design a lot of traditional clothing, in the forms of sari's, lenghas' and suits. Even when they design more western clothing, the colors and fabris they use can still be "inspirational".

And one of my favorite place to browse all the latest indian garb is at the Lakme Fashion Week and luckily it is set to debut it's 10th year this September 18th - 22nd.

So mark your calendars if your interested in new designs for your wedding dress, or maybe just interested in seeing what they have cooking :)

Wedding Inspiration: Poonam & Chirag

I came across the images from this wedding a few days ago, and I have to admit I have been a little in love with them. I've seen a lot of Desi weddings both in person, and in images and this wedding seemed to really capture my attention, down to the last detail.
I really loved the style of the bride's outfit. It's a bit traditional - She's using the "Victorian" theme of emerald and rubies in the actual bead work of her lengha and a little modern - with the cream background and the red duputta as an accent to the outfit.

One of my favorite images from their entire wedding was this picture of the bride and groom :

I like photojournalist style photography for Desi weddings, they are so festive it just seems like a shame not to capture all the little moments. I know it's important to have pictures with all of the aunties and uncles but at the end of the day it's images like this one that I want to have around my house.

Another feature from this wedding that I loved is that the bride opted for a Moroccan Style Mehndi Ceremony

It's a great way to still incorporate the vibrant Indian/South Asian colors but using more Moroccan elements : the hookah and lanterns.

To see more images from this set - and the source for images on this post go here

Welcome to Dulhun!

What does Dulhan Mean?
Dulhun also sometimes spelled Dulhan - means bride in a many south asian languages.

What is this blog about?
Dulhun is an offshoot from my blog I started off as a very simple girl who wanted to blog about my beauty finds, and then a few days ago my Mr. Right popped the question and I found myself as a bride to be :). As I started my Project - Wedding research online, I found that there weren't a lot of easily accesible resources for south asian brides, pakistani, indian, bengali . . . ect.

My goal is to share my journey and hopefully provdie some helpful tips, resources and ideas for other brides to be out there too in the process.
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