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February 8, 2013


Dear Members,  


'tis the season of love!  It's also one of the most popular seasons for proposals.  One of my very good friends who has been dating someone for years finally popped the question.  We all knew it was inevitable but it's great to see two people who belong together to formally announce their engagement and plan their wedding.  This process will be especially fun for my friend (who is of Indian heritage) because his fiancee is Chinese! 


Thankfully, there's Kismet Wedding Show to help her (and him) plan their nuptials.  Yup, it's this Sunday! See details below. 


We're still waiting to find out if they'll celebrate their big day in Toronto or plan a Destination Wedding!  What would you prefer as a guest? What about as the wedding couple?  Have you attended a destination wedding or planned your own wedding in an exotic far-away location?  Please do share your stories.


Until next time...

Peace & Love, 


Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
Bindi Weddings
Uniquely Yours | Distinctively South Asian

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The 10th Annual Kismet Wedding Show & Magazine
Kismet 2013
The 10th Annual Kismet Wedding Show and Magazine :: WINTER EDITION

Highlights include:
  • 10 of the top fashion houses in the GTA featuring special finale segment by Satya Paul Canada
  • The Kismet Fashion Zone, featuring Toronto's top fashion consultants from across the city
  • Hosted by: Omni's Bollywood Boulevard's own Veronica Chail
  • Tons of giveaways
  • $25,000 dream wedding giveaway courtesy of Grand Empire Banquet and Convention Centre
  • Enter to WIN an all-inclusive 7-night vacation - courtesy of Centre Holidays
  • 2 pairs of engagement band giveaways courtesy of Kumar Diamonds
  • First 200 brides will receive 200 gift bags courtesy of Vasanti Cosmetics and Pari Beauty 
When: Sunday February 10, 2013
Where: International Centre Hall 1
Time: 11am to 7pm
Fashion Show: 1.30pm and 4.30pm

EMAIL us for complimentary tickets to the show.

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Banglez will be at Bharati this Saturday and Sunday!

All jewelry $30 or less!

  • Small Bangles 2 for $10
  • Medium Bangles 2 for $15
  • Large Bangles 2 for $20
And with our brides in full planning mode we are ready for the upcoming wedding season ...

2013 brings new vibrant colours and styles. We are so excited with all that the new season brings!

The colour to look out for this year is Emerald Green! While accented with gorgeous African Violet, Yellow Lemon Zest and Poppy Red. Other soft tones like Grayed Jade and Tender shoots - lime green are all over the runways and influencing our latest jewelry collection.

Schedule your appointment today!

By Appointment Only

Shabi's Brampton :: Grand Opening
Shabi`s Brampton Shabi's would like to invite YOU to join us in celebrating the opening of our second location in Brampton!

Along side our already existing collection of exquisite designer casual and formal wear we will be launching the first South Asian bridal lounge in North America as well as a full services events department to cater to all your wedding, social, and corporate event needs!

When: Sunday, February 24, 2013 
Time: 3pm - 7pm 
Where: Shabi's Brampton, 8770 The Gore Road Unit 7

For more information please call us 647-478-7896 or EMAIL us.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The fabulous interior design for Shabi's Brampton is done by Interiors by Art of Living.

Click HERE for more information on Shabi's.

This event is proudly sponsored by 
Jamaica, the latest venue for Indian weddings
Jamaica, the latest venue for Indian weddings     
The sunny island of Jamaica in the Caribbean is among the top favourite locations for destination weddings and has in recent months captured the imagination of the Indian community in America.

The string of all-inclusive beach resorts in Jamaica have hosted a number of Indian-style weddings in the past year. At least four Indian weddings took place in the famed Montego Bay area, the playground of the rich and the famous, in November and a similar number of weddings are scheduled for the next few months.


Not too far from America's southeast coast, Jamaica is a most sought after wedding destination during the dreary winter months.

In December, Kerry and Sam Singh, the newly-elected Congressman from the Michigan state assembly took their wedding vows at a beach resort in the Montego Bay area. US-born Sam Singh is a former two-term mayor of East Lansing town. An avid traveller, he took 15 months off from his political and professional activities to travel around the world. It was natural for him to choose an exotic location for his wedding and guests from Michigan and India attended the beach wedding early in December.

Just a couple of weeks before the Singh wedding, some members of the small Indian community in MoBay, as Montego Bay is known locally, were contacted by a wedding planner with an urgent request.  

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The Great Indian Wedding
The Great Indian Wedding

It is a universally acknowledged truth that Indians love to conduct and participate in lavish and colorful weddings. In some cases the money spent on weddings in India are close to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of small African nations. A wedding thus turns out to be an occasion to display and flaunt one's family wealth and social status.

At this point a distinction needs to be made regarding 'wedding and marriage'. A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. A marriage is a state of being united to a person of the opposite sex(?) as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law.

Indian weddings have always been special occasions, celebrated with great zest, fervor and enthusiasm. But as a growing economy pumps new wealth into the country, the festive spirit has been overwhelmed by an ostentatious display of wealth. All these maybe fine for the affluent class. But what about the middle class and the lower section of society? Why do they spend so much on weddings they cannot afford? Why do they spend so much even if it means that they get into a debt they have to repay for years to come. 

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Proposed law on Hindu marriages held up in Pak
Proposed law on Hindu marriages held up in Pak

A proposed law on Hindu marriages had been held up as it "bounced back and forth between different official bodies", said a leading Pakistani daily Monday.

An editorial in the Dawn observed that though the current National Assembly has passed some important laws during its tenure, its performance has remained tardy in other areas where legislation is direly needed.


As many as 176 private members' bills are pending approval, with some dating back to 2008.


Considering that the life of the Assembly is limited, it is unlikely they will be passed into law, said the daily, adding that all laws are important, yet some of the pending bills concern long-standing issues that require immediate attention.


"These include a law relating to the legal status of Hindu marriages in Pakistan. Some minority activists say the Hindus Marriage Bill 2011 has been held up as it was introduced without consulting stakeholders. There are also indications that some members of the Hindu clergy have issues with certain clauses of the bill ..."

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Jamaica, the latest venue for Indian weddings
The Great Indian Wedding
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