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January 30, 2012

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Dear Members,  


Welcome to another edition of BindiWeddings.


I'm a little late but nonetheless, Happy New Year!! Hope you all had a safe and joyous holiday season.

As for me, I am in full wedding gear mode and have a lot more check marks on my to-do-list. :) The clock is ticking and I can no longer say to my fiancée, "let's wait until next year dear."

One of the tasks that I have happily accomplished was the purchase of my final outfit to complete my wedding wardrobe. I decided to take a leap-of-faith and pursued online shopping for the first time. To my surprise, it was a very fulfilling simplistic experience and I am still beaming after receiving my product.  Now, I have an alternative to pushy (and often rude) sales reps in my hometown Brampton. Would you consider online shopping for your bridal attire? Feel free to post your thoughts HERE or @mybindi on Twitter.

To complete the rest of my tasks, I'm going to get some MORE inspiration by heading down to the 15th Annual Scotiabank Suhaag Show Sunday, February 5, 2012. (see below for details) Suhaag's Fall Show 2011 was a blast so I'm looking forward to see what's in store for 2012.

See you there!   


Peace and Love, 


Ashna Singh
Content Editor
Bindi Weddings
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15th Annual Scotiabank Suhaag Show
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If you missed the spectacular Suhaag Show in October, you have a chance to witness the wedding show in all its glory on February 5, 2012 at the Toronto Congress Centre.  

Once again over 250 vendors from the South Asian community will be showcasing their services at the show. The show promises delectable cuisine from leading South Asian restaurants, the most current bridal wear from Toronto's leading fashion houses and top notch wedding planning services that every bride and groom needs to have that perfect wedding. 

So save the date! 

When: Sunday, February 5, 2012 
Where: Toronto Congress Centre 
Time: 11am to 7pm 
Tickets: $8 

FREE Parking! 

Click HERE for more information. 

This event is proudly supported by



2012 Valentine's Gala :: Love in Action
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We would like to invite you to Love Inspired's Inaugural Valentine's Gala, themed "Love In Action"


Love Inspired is a new matchmaking company that plans a number of social events that appeal to singles and are also extremely enjoyable to those in relationships.


Keynote speaker, Stuart Knight, author of "You Should Have Asked - The Art of Powerful Conversations" and renowned across the continent, will provide an inspirational start to the evening. Using humour and insight, he will be sharing strategies to create valuable relationships and make powerful decisions that will increase a person's overall happiness and success in life!


The evening will be spectacular with stimulating and meaningful conversation, great food, and captivating music!


When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 

Where: Red Rose Convention Centre, Mississauga

Tickets: $60


To purchase a ticket and ensure a spot, contact Yvonne Sinniah via EMAIL at or (905) 962-0865 or you can also purchase them online at


We also encourage you to "Like" Love Inspired on Facebook and "Follow" Love Inspired on Twitter.


This event is proudly sponsored by



9th Semi Annual Kismet Wedding Show and Magazine
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Kismet is North America's largest South Asian Wedding Show featuring over 200 vendors, Kismet Magazine and Planner, fashion shows, free giveaways and prizes and much more! Your one stop shop for all your wedding planning needs!

Highlights include:
  • 10 of the top fashion fouses in the GTA
  • Tons of giveaways
  • $25,000 dream wedding giveaway courtesy of Grand Empire Banquet and Convention Centre
  • 5 nights at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica Royal Garden courtesy of Marlin Travels
  • 2 pairs of engagement band giveaways courtesy of Kumar Diamonds
  • First 200 brides will receive 200 gift bags courtesy of Vasanti Cosmetics and Pari Cosmetics
When: Sunday, February 12, 2012
Where: International Centre, Hall 1
Time: 11am to 7pm
Fashion Shows: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

For complimentary tickets to the show please email

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly supported by

Get that bejewelled wedding card!
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They could be Swarovski studded, they could match the bride's trousseau, they could come in multiple folds and, yes, they might just cost Rs.100,000 (about $2,000) each. Welcome to the world of the big fat Indian wedding card!

The country's wedding market is said to be worth about Rs.1,500 billion (about $30 billion) - and growing at about 10-15 percent every year; so little surprise that marriage invites are getting to be a glitzy and exclusive affair.

NRIs, especially, are a major constituent of this market. The wedding in 2004 of Britain-based Indian steel billionaire Lakshmi Mittal's daughter was said to have been a 30-million pound sterling affair.

Click HERE to read more.


Wedding Photography: The next big thing
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As kids, we all had those moments. Bored, we'd wander to our parents' cupboards, root about the shelves, and emerge triumphantly with big, fat, ornately decorated photo albums - the pictorial proof of our parents' and relatives' wedding days.

Going through the albums was a blast. We'd chortle over those outdated fashions, exercise our wits over the sizes and shapes of the wedding guests, make rude remarks about mandap decorations, but most of all, comment on one particular thing - the poses and compositions those old-time wedding photographers insisted on. Every photo looked the same as every other photo. Only the faces and outfits changed.

You wouldn't see wedding photos like those often these days. In fact, if young couples had their way, you'd never see photographs like that again. What's cool now is candid shots. Wedding pictures are now keeping it real.

Click HERE to read more.


Britain's longest married couple is from India
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They celebrated their 86th wedding anniversary.

That old chestnut about marriages being made in heaven and the golden couple living happily ever afterwards could, indeed, be true.

Karam Chand and his wife Kartari from Bradford have been married for 86 years, reportedly making them Britain's longest married couple - and an unlikely advertisement for India's arranged marriages at a time many Britons look upon any union not born out of instant "chemistry" with suspicion as a forced marriage.

They insist that the knot they tied in a Punjab village back in 1925 is still strong and describe their long marriage as a "blessing."

The couple - husband (106) and wife (99) - moved to Britain in the first big wave of Indian migration to Britain in 1965...

Click HERE to read more.


The Nissan Now Event
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Naya safar hua asaan, with Nissan.

Click HERE for more information.
In this newsletter
15th Annual Scotiabank Suhaag Show
2012 Valentine's Gala :: Love in Action
9th Semi Annual Kismet Wedding Show and Magazine
Get that bejewelled wedding card!
Wedding Photography: The next big thing
Britain's longest married couple is from India
The Nissan Now Event
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