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August 1, 2012

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Dear Members,  


Welcome to another edition of BindiWeddings.
I am pleased to announce that my handsome and I are officially newlyweds!! Whoot! Whoot! We've been back from our honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica for about 3 weeks now and are settling into marital bliss comfortably. I guess 7 years of courtship paid off! 

After a year of planning, a week-long of wedding festivities felt like it was over in a heartbeat. But the incredible memories we created will last us a lifetime (photos to come!). Our wedding ceremonies, both Hindu and Christian, honoured our family traditions with elegance and style.  Our reception was a fusion fairytale complimented by black and white décor with sliver-blue accents and a 4-tier cake to match.  


Here are just a few of the elements from our wedding that received rave reviews from our guests:

  • A decorative Hindu Wedding program
  • Christian Ceremony location - outdoors, by a stunning lakeside gazebo against a natural backdrop where seating was arranged in amphitheatre style
  • "Our Story" Slideshow Presentation (shown at reception) 
  • Same Day Edit Video Presentation (shown at reception)
  • T&A Wedding Extravaganza facebook group - a platform where our guests could upload videos, photos, and comments during our wedding festivities


Everything - more or less - went smoothly and it could have not been successful without our wonderful planners - OUR FAMILY! Both my husband and I are truly blessed to have the family and friends that we do. So thank you all for your love and support. 

Now on to the next chapter of our lives...creating a home while keeping the honeymoon phase alive! ;)

Until next time...

Peace & Love, 


Ashna Singh
Content Editor
Bindi Weddings
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Lisa Ray to have traditional Indian wedding
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Actress Lisa Ray, who is all excited about tying the knot with her American fiance Jason Dehni in California, says she is planning her wedding in typical Indian style. The 40-year-old Water star will marry the management executive on October 20 at Napa Valley and will have the reception in India.

"I have never been so happy before in my life. I am nervous and at the same time excited as the wedding is approaching. I am shopping a lot in India. It will be a typical Indian style wedding," Lisa said.

"My fiance and I have planned my reception in India for my friends here though we haven't decided the venue yet," she added.

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Planners tackle 'fusion' weddings in Canada
Planners tackle 'fusion' weddings in Canada
When Raana Chaudhry's friends were getting married, they wanted the glitz and glamour of a Bollywood-style, multi-ceremony Indian wedding complete with a guest list of epic proportions. But even though they lived in the multicultural hotspot of Toronto, they had trouble finding a wedding planner who could navigate the ins and outs of a traditional South Asian wedding.

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Lisa Ray to have traditional Indian wedding
Planners tackle 'fusion' weddings in Canada
Introducing Jaan :: A Delectable Paan-flavoured Liqueur!
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