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HYDERABAD’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

AUGUST, 2019

VOL 10 | ISSUE 3 | AUGUST 2019

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CONTENTS ON THE COVER Gulnar Virk & Aadarsh Balakrishna MAKEUP & HAIR Shravya Shetty OUTFIT Karishma Wedding Mall PHOTOGRAPHY Bluepintale

20.BEAUTY

Best Bridal Makeup Artists Of Hyderabad Get A Dazzling Wedding Glow

32.SPECIAL

The Ultimate Wedding Checklist Our Favourite Wedding Looks

42.CUISINE

Kuch Meetha Hojaye? Sweet For The Sweetest Moment

48.COVER STORY

Couples who Prove That Marriage Rocks

54.FASHION

An Unrivalled Guide To Wedding Shopping In Hyderabad

61.FEATURE

Band Baaja Baraat with the Biggies of Hyderabad Capture Your Big Day

67.TRAVEL

Around the World With Faridah Lakhani Spark Up The Romance


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CEO Ansar Ahmed Bilgrami PUBLISHER & EDITOR Esam Ahmed Bilgrami MARKETING HEAD Md. Abdul Rahman FEATURE WRITER Masooma Fatima COPY EDITOR Jessica David

Reading tulip has always been a great experience. It’s a one stop destination for everything you require, be it fashion, food or travel. Tulip is my go to magazine whenever I want to know of the new restaurants here and indulge in some great food! Jesseca Harris, Airhostess.

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Tulip magazine is one of the best magazines in Hyderabad. I love how they have a different section for everything and do absolute justice to every single one of them. Right from their Cuisine to Travel to Interiors, every section gives me such great input to better my lifestyle and make the most of each day. Ayesha Azmeen, Doctor.

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Have been reading this magazine for almost 3 years now. It was recommended by a friend to me and I must say, it’s worth it. A very lively and colourful magazine, it showcases the city in the most amazing manner and is very informative and brilliant. Evita Anthic, Analyst.


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Welcome!

We are now at the height of the wedding season, a busy time for all of those hoping to exchange their vows and begin a new journey. This issue we hope to reduce a little bit of the chaos, with a complete coverage of everything you would need, to have a beautiful and memorable wedding. We have the striking couple- actor Aadarsh Balakrishna and entrepreneur Gulnar Virk on the cover, talking to us about their lives after marriage. With an informative guide to shopping, featuring the city’s most proficient clothing and jewellery brands, we have the best makeup artists for bride and groom in Hyderabad talking about how they ensure their brides look flawless in our exclusive Beauty section. We have also featured the best wedding photographers in the city to ease your search for your big day. Get your bucket list started for honeymoon destinations with our list of top-rated locations across the globe. A wedding without food would be absolutely unheard of, check out our picks of cake-makers for that perfect 3-tiered cake. From the best Mithaiwaalas, to the top-most wedding planners, this issue is sure to fulfil all your needs this wedding season.

Esam Ahmed Bilgrami

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| MONTH AHEAD

Concerts, marathons, stand up comedy and lots more. Your guide to this month’s events!

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KaifiAur Main- A Theatrical and Musical Experience, Sunday, 11 Aug Venue: ShilpakalaVedika Time: 07:00 PM onwards Visit in.bookmyshow.com to book tickets

PUBG Mate 2019, Thursday, 01 Aug Venue: ParkView Gardens Time: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM Visit meraevents.com to book tickets

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Jhalak Fashion Exhibition, Friday, 02Aug Venue: Taj Krishna Time: 11:00 AM onwards Visit allevents.in to follow

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Friendship Day Celebrations with DJ Rink and DjRuhi, Saturday, 03Aug Venue: Kismet: The Park hotel Time: 07:00 PM to 01:00 AM Visit meraevents.com to book tickets

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Aaraish Festival, Friday, 09 Aug Venue: Taj Krishna Time: 10:30 AM to 08:00 PM Visit aaraish.com/events/hyderabad to follow

DIY Drone Workshop 2019, Saturday, 10 Aug Venue: Acumen Connect Time: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM Visit meraevents.com to book tickets

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Don`t Tell Amma By Sumukhi Suresh, Sunday, 11 Aug Venue: Bhaskara Auditorium Time: 07:00 PM onwards Visit in.bookmyshow.com to book tickets

Lucky Ali: Live in Concert, Saturday, 10 Aug Venue: ShilpakalaVedika Time: 07:30 PM onwards Visit in.bookmyshow.com to book tickets

Glow Party, Saturday, 17 Aug Venue: Novotel@ Hicc Time: 12:00 AM to 03:00 AM Visit allevents.in to follow

Melodious Moments with Sunitha, Sunday, 04 Aug Venue: ShilpakalaVedika Time: 06:30 PM onwards Visit in.bookmyshow.com to book tickets

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ICK Hyderabad Kids Fashion Show 2019 Season 5, Saturday, 10 Aug Venue: RGIA - Hyderabad Time: 06:00 PM onwards Visit allevents.in to follow

List your events for the next month in our monthly calendar. Send your event details with pictures to info@tulipmag.com

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Sab Scam Hai - Stand-up Comedy Show by Gaurav, Sunday, 25 Aug Venue: Oakwood Residence Kapil Time: 07:00 PM onwards Visit in.bookmyshow.com to book tickets


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| WHAT’S NEW

Vogelkop This new casual dining restaurant at Kondapur has already managed to get the attention of foodies from across the city. With a chic modern interior and lighting, perfectly complemented by the dark walls, the interiors of the store are definitely mention-worthy. The place is dubbed as the Italian food paradise, and rightly so. Their Miso Potato, Jamaican Prawns and BBQ Fish are must-haves, and their range of cocktails is excellent. Make sure to also try their delicious pancakes. A major highlight however, are the veg and non-veg buffet lunches. Overall, the store has a great ambiance, friendly staff, good service and delicious food, making it perfect for a casual outing with a group of friends. Address: Adjacent to Cyber City Convention Center, Shop G1, Lake view, Hitex Road, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081 Contact: 078932 50008

DRNK Lab Hyderabad The popular Karnataka based franchise have opened their first outlet in Hyderabad. DRNK Lab has a lot of items on their menu ranging from Mocktails and Shakes to Chinese, Indian and Italian. A cute little place with beautiful art on the walls and a chill vibe, the space is perfect to visit with a small group. For beverages, their range of Mojitos and Shakes are drool-worthy, while their Cheese Lava Burger, Cheese Volcano Burger, Alfredo Pasta, Sizzling Brownie, Pineapple Boat and Pani Puri shots have become favourites with the customers. Their unique and vast menu, with quirky plating styles have become a hit with the Hyderabadi crowd. Address: Road Number 12, Syed Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 Contact: 091779 16998

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| WHAT’S NEW

Atelier Store India’s largest multi-designer store, Atelier is a great place for all the fashion lovers in the city. With designs, costumes and ensembles from some of the most renowned designers like label Tuka, Payal Goenka, Akashi, Pasha India, Shuchi VC and Schon to name a few, from across the country. Atelier is a one-stop shop for latest designer wear- to the point where it is confusing to focus on only one thing. With major models and influencers of the city taking to the ramp for the opening, the launch was a successful, glittery affair. Address: 3rd floor, Sarath City Capital Mall, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Contact: 08978662591

The Willow Bake Shop A must visit place for every dessert and coffee lover, the perfect lighting and seating of the place provide a comfy feel, and the balcony seating makes it a perfect place for a casual date, with people already calling it one of the best dessert shops in Hyderabad. While the overall menu has been praised by many customers for great quality and apt pricing, the Citrus Choux, Berry cheesecakes, coffee tart and pepperoni pizza are to die for. The overall warm and welcoming aura of the place also makes it a great place to spend some quality alone time. Address: Times House, 8-2-351/G/G-2, Behind, Banjara Hills Rd Number 3, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 Contact: 091003 91908

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| LIFESTYLE

Tulip A compilation of all things we are obsessing over this month

Herbal Radiance Facial Kit

This product is a must have for all brides to be who cannot afford regular salon trips amidst the wedding chaos. An infusion of Indian herbs with its therapeutic properties, this facial kit ensures Intense skin brightening and hydrated skin to make you glow on the big day. The best part about this kit is that it is chemical free and completely plant based thus ensuring no damage to the skin. The products are organic, and they feel as authentic in use as they promise to be. Buy from: www.mantraherbals.in

Bridesmaids

Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love. Watch on: www.123movies.com

Roaring 20s by Hidesign The new collection of bags by Hidesign are influenced by 1920’s, an era known for its vivacious parties, speakeasies, and a sudden boom in the economy of The United States and Europe. Designed by Hidesign’s founder DilipKapur, the collection has bold details and wild designs that brings this most exciting age alive. The range offers shoulder bags, casual everyday bags, sling bags, backpack, clutches and wallets. There is newness in the shapes, colours and details. Starting from Rs 2995 the collection offers 23 bags and 12 wallets that start from Rs 2295. The collections is available in stores as well as www.hidesign.com

Hyderabad has witnessed many comedy shows where people opt to talk about different things that make a serious talk sound like a humorous tale. Make sure you aren’t someone who’s easily offended, cause they will roast you even for that.

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| BEAUTY

The Best Bridal Make-Up

Artists Of Hyderabad Bridal make-up is an essential part of any wedding. It is natural for any bride to want to look flawless on the most special day of her life. The process that goes behind this, however, is often overlooked. Wedding make-overs has become a huge industry thanks to these artists whose hands create all the magic, whose expertise has made them the best in town. - By Gayatri Chivukula

Tamanna Rooz

An alumnus of the London School of Makeup, Tamanna completed her training & certification from the industry’s best International trainer Joakim Roos from Sweden, Lebanese Celebrity make-up artist Christina Abou Haider and so on. Versatility is her forte. Being a North Indian with an Army background Tamanna has always had opportunities to travel, work and interact with people from different origins. According to Tamanna, her brides are her pride, so, when she designs or visualises a look, she has a couple of meetings prior to the wedding to understand their individual styles and tastes, while keeping the religious and cultural influences in mind. Tamanna majorly keeps the bride’s choice as her key factor in presenting her as the best version of herself on D Day. Artists at Tamanna Make-Up Studio and Academy have been popular for perfectly understanding the difference between bridal and non-bridal make-up. They believe that the only difference between the two is the longevity of the makeup. Any bride’s makeup has to last for good about 15-18 hours until all the rituals get done. So, they also work a lot on the skin care regime before makeup application to make sure that the skin is prepped well before the makeup. Tamanna believes that Tamanna’s makeup studio is the only speciality brand in Telangana to have 3 Outlets specialising in Makeup & Styling, specialising in Makeup, Hairstyling, Make-up artist Courses, Grooming workshops and Editorial work.Their USP is personalised service and the eye for detail. Keep in mind, Tamanna has never let her brides down & has always made sure they walk out happy and relaxed. Address: Zaib Arcade, 8-2-598, A/9, Rd Number 10, Above Ritu Kumar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 Contact: 098661 2112

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Aliya Baig

A name that is almost synonymous with bridal make-up, Aliya Baig has been among the highest-rated MUAs not only in the city but also the country. Aliya is a certified makeup artist in advance airbrush makeup and has trained with industry-leading names like Shahnaz Husain and Huda Kattan. The experience and professionalism of MakeUp and Hair by Aliya Baig has gained her a lot of fans and students from the city. According to Aliya Baig, look discussion and look planning is the single most important step in a bridal makeover. They spend a lot of time in understanding the bride’s preferences, the venue conditions including the lighting, weather, duration of the function etc and–understanding the skin and hair along with the clothing and jewellery. Aliya perfectly understands that wedding make-up is a once in a lifetime event; Hence, you have very little room for experimenting with anything, as there is no margin for error. However, if one is getting makeup done for other occasions, they can take that risk of trying something on that they have always wanted to. Make-Up and Hair by Aliya Baig are experts at creating a customized look crafted with perfection for every bride they work with. With Bridal Makeup, experience is the key. Having worked with over 3500 Brides across multiple cultures and cities, Make-Up and Hair by Aliya Baig take pride in being one of the most experienced and versatile and rightfully so. Address: Horizon Avenue, 3rd Floor, Road Number 10, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 Contact: 084484 46616

Fatima Khan

Hyderabad based MUA, Fatima Khan never planned being a makeup artist as her career option. It suddenly came into her mind, and when she shared this idea with her family members her husband, father-in-law, father and brother were all supportive and encouraged her to take up the profession. Fatima is known for her excellent decisions of different looks according to the occasion, skin tone & outfit. Fatima admits that she does her best to give a different look to everyone but to the wedding brides she gives special attention as they are noticed from top to bottom, so she puts in extra care to their special day more special. Fatima and her team at FK Makeup strive to give their brides a flawless, long lasting, smudge proof and, most importantly a perfect look. Every single artist at FK Makeup, are especially known for their expertise in airbrush makeup, cut crease eye makeup, smoky eye makeup and HD Makeup. With the use of high-end products, Fatima and her team make sure that your makeup is not only flawless but also safe for your skin. The highly skilled team and Fatima’s warm and welcoming attitude is definitely a favourite among the city’s brides. Address: Mehdipatnam, Nanal Nagar, Near Olive Hospital, 500028 Hyderabad Contact: 096521 30091 22 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


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| BEAUTY

Harjit Kaur

Born and brought up in Mumbai, from a very young age, Harjit was self-dependent, bearing all her expenses right since 12th standard. Once she attained an age where she had to choose her career, she realised that she lacked the finance required to start something of her own. But she always had the entrepreneurial drive and an inkling to be her own boss, therefore dabbling in modelling and even trying her hands on fashion designing, given that she had a good fashion sense. Although, she soon realised that these may not transpire due of lack of proper finances and started looking out for careers that didn’t require much capital to start off. Hair styling and make-up seemed like the perfect choice; a profession she chose out of just whims ultimately turned out to be the true calling in her life. She began training under the reputed Christine Valmy. Her thirst for knowledge in this field kept growing, and she trained under big names like Samaira Sandhu, Rishabh Khanna and for hair SVJ, L’Oréal, Hakim Aalim’s Mumbai, Jo Hansford perfect colour. In fact, till date she updates herself with different courses. All the places really resonated with her personality and the work she’d like to do. They stress upon enhancing the features of the client and making sure that the make-up doesn’t look caked up or over the top. She loves focusing on eye make-up as she believes that beautifully done up eyes can completely transform one’s look. She also stresses on contouring and customising the look according to the client and the event. Coming to hair, she specialises in hairdos, haircuts and hair colouring. At present, she is one of the top freelancers and has tie-ups at select salons for her services. Address: Store shortly coming up at Road No.14, Banjara Hills Contact: 9052656419

Gazal Surana

Makeup by Gazal Rawlyani has become a favourite among the brides of the city, and rightly so. Gazal Surana, the very talented owner of the service understands that every client is different, and so is every occasion, and likes to understand what her client wants before she decides the look she wants to go for. Some clients want to stick to the traditional look and some are open to experimenting, so personally she feels like it’s about customising her makeup for their requirement. A multi-faceted make-up service, Makeup by Gazal Rawlyani offers a wide variety of make-up services like Bridal Makeup, Airbrush Makeup, Party Makeup for families, Hair Styling and so on. Perfectly adapting her style for each occasion, Gazal goes a more natural - medium coverage look with non-bridal make-up, but with bridal make-up, the coverage is fuller, with longer lashes and a little more enhancing look. Gazal feels that in the current times, every bride wants to look like herself. Gone are the days of overloading layers of foundation and washing out brides; The new age bride knows what she wants. This quality of hers truly attracts brides who wish to look natural on their wedding day. A specialist at working with South Indian brides, over the years Gazal has mastered the little nuances of their bridal style. She is also loved for going all out and super glam- her speciality is being able to achieve any kind of look and still being minimal in her techniques. Gazal uses all the top makeup brands like MAC, HUDA beauty, Nars, Bobbi Brown and many more so that your makeup lasts for longer and doesn’t harm your skin. Address: Makeup by GazalRawlyani, Marredpally, 500026 Hyderabad Contact: 087907 71088 24 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


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| BEAUTY

Ayesha AK

Ayesha started doing make-up professionally after a couple months of moving to India by late 2009. She was actually juggling between finishing Interior Designing and starting her own Fashion brand but ultimately turned to her true calling after tremendous support and encouragement from friends and family to proceed in make-up artistry education. Ayesha is known for her planning on the details that can be enhanced depending on the features of the bride’s face, her likes, her jewellery, her attire, and the venue’s decor and lighting. With a fashion background, clothing inspires her a lot in a way that she doesn’t want the outfit and make-up to clash with each other. Ayesha focuses on the most minute details that make the most impact in creating different looks each time. Respecting religious values is also very crucial to her when it comes to weddings so she always pays attention to what is important to her client. According to Ayesha, bridal make-up and hair is done meticulously with extra time even though it can be done faster because she wants her bride to be relaxed and calm during the whole session. The make-up and hair for a bride is more important to her than someone attending a wedding or a model for a shoot. Ayesha meets up with the client to plan her looks, discuss venue details and help with preparing for the big day. Many brides do not want to experiment with new looks on the wedding day and even go for trials to decide on the look they want. Ayesha specialises in creating something fresh, original and customized for each bride. She also does the hair and draping herself after make-up for a cohesive and peaceful experience. Hygiene is a very important factor at her studio, hence every single make-up and hair tool is cleaned and sanitized before and after each client. When it comes to skills, she is always prepared and can match any global skin-tone and work on any face that is given to her, having taken over twenty workshops by hair and makeup artist from US, UK and Russia to constantly update her skills and knowledge to stay updated in the industry. Address: Lower Tank Bund Rd, Bhagyalaxmi Nagar, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500080 Contact: 088857 79944

Naresh Thogati

Naresh Thogati started off his career as a young make-up professional in 2004. Known for his experience of having worked with the best names from the film industry, he groomed many celebrities like Nani and Allari Naresh’s brides for their big days. His make-up studio SminkUp ranks among the top-notch makeup service providers in Hyderabad. Being in the industry for over 15 years the brand has always showcased their talent and expertise in Bridal Makeup, Movie Makeup, Fashion Shows, Model Shoots, Corporate Events, Weddings, Birthdays, etc. According to Naresh, the wedding day is one of the most important days of every couple’s life, it is important that they look their natural best and that is the key to every successful bridal project. No matter what the choices are, be it a clean finish or a fairer shade, SminkUp gets it done effortlessly. It doesn’t matter where and when is the event; the team gets together in minutes to give their best. This is one reason the brand has become the choice of most well-known celebrity brides and grooms, prominent industrialists, political families and social class from the city. Naresh also feels that nowadays every bride wants to look their makeup is very subtle & natural for their Big Day. Some brides want try something differently for their cocktail party or Sangeeth and they design some looks according to their views based on their face cut & hair in a trial session. They give their brides complete freedom in the trial session to try multiple looks, so they can choose the best one for their final event. Naresh stresses on using the top international brands like Bobbi Brown, NARS, CD, Chanel, MAC and more of mixmatching unique blends and hues to give his subjects a fine finish. This undoubtedly makes SminkUp one of the most chosen and accepted makeup studios. Address: Plot No 12, Road Number 9, Jubilee Hills Opp to Chiranjeevi Eye & Blood Bank TV5 Lane, 1st Right, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 Contact: 089770 20202 26 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


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| BEAUTY

Get a dazzling wedding glow Some people think marriage is a kind of stress because of the arrangements to be done before the wedding. And the most problematic thing is looking good 24/7 even before the wedding event. While doing many arrangements for the wedding, you most probably won’t have much time to get ready. But even though you try to look your best for your pre-wedding events. You need not worry as always we got the best for you.

Camille Albane

How many times have we fantasized about coloring our hair with chic shades but ended up not doing it because of the harmful products? Well, now you may proceed and live your dream! Camille Albane is anything but harmful to your skin and hair. It is one of the leading salons in the world and is known for using natural and impeccably hygienic products. If you’re a bride-to-be (Congratulations!!), this is the perfect place to give you that radiant makeover you’ve been wishing for. Beauty treatments ranging from all essentials like de-tan of the body, chocolate wax, hair spa, to ethereal packs which includes body polishing, luxury pedicure and manicure, global color and what not! Men need not be disappointed as they have grooming services for them as well.You’re not going to get left behind. The most cherished day of your life is about to be much more amazing with the splendid work of these European makeup specialists. For the women, it cost anywhere from Rs. 8999- Rs. 25999 and as for the men, it’s from Rs. 7499- Rs. 11999. To all the women out there, you’re bound to have the experience of a lifetime getting pampered by the best salon professionals. I cannot think of a feeling better than walking out of a salon all groomed and looking like million bucks! Address: Banjara Hills Road no. 8 Contact: 0728 607 7771

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Bounce

Bounce, A special place for your super special day! The professionals glowing you up at Bounce know what they’re doing because nothing should go wrong on your wedding day. They’re mastered in providing you the best of every possible beauty service. Be it your bachelorette, engagement, wedding or your best friend’s wedding, you’re sorted! Their special pre-wedding packages range from Rs. 8600 to Rs. 14700 for women and Rs. 5750- Rs. 9400 for the men. Women aren’t the only ones getting into their best form with Bounce by your side, guys! This salon serves men as well making you feel ethereal and look no less than Tom Cruise.In this time of primers, foundations, concealers, color correctors, etcetera lading up on your skin, going makeup free on some days is a tough decision to make given the clogged pores, uneven skintone, tannings and dull hair. You’re in for a makeover here at Bounce where their work give you a super glowy and youthful face and body. You won’t stop appreciating your bare face. Let those hashtag no-filter, no-makeup selfies come in! Address: Road No.36, Jubilee Hills Contact- 0903 001 0188

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| FITNESS

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Venkat transforming

Ram pothineni

Known for his boyish charms and perfect comic timing, actor Ram Pothineni has gained a lot of fans for his boy-next-door charm. However, for his latest release iSmart Shankar, Ram has undergone a very clear physical revamp that has left countless Telugu girls swooning over his perfect biceps and abs. Celebrity fitness trainer Venkat Madamala, owner of Torque Fitness takes us behind-thescenes of this insane transformation. When and how did Ram’s transformation begin? We started around the end of November last year. It took 4 months of transformation for the sixpack. Ram is an ectomorph body type, so he was always thin with a slight exception of the abdomen, which is common for South Indian men. But his muscle vascularity and muscle formation were low, and he was a very light body type. And by March this year we achieved the goal of a six-pack body. What was something unique about this transformation? I have known Ram Sir for a while now. Back in 2011-12, we had worked together for about two or three months. And after that we had worked together for a few other films. But he had never approached me for a transformation, but this time around, he felt that he needed to have a six-pack as it would go better with his project and he has been very dedicated throughout the process. In my journey of 13 years, he is one of the very few people who was so driven. He would strictly stick to the diet plans and would workout for the complete two-hour period no matter what, and that dedication really paid off, and the film has also done well. I really want to thank him for his unconditional belief and support throughout this period. How did you adjust your timings around his shooting schedule? His shoot timings were from seven in the morning to seven in the evening. So, we would train before seven in the mornings and after the shoot he would take a preworkout meal and start by eight and workout until around ten in the night. Tell us a little about his regimen. Initially, when we had started, we only had a morning workout session for about a week. For this week, we only had one muscle and two muscle circuit training. From the next week onwards we had two sessions, one and a half hours in the morning and one and a half hours in the evening. For the last two months, we did four hours per day with two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. During the four months of transformation, we changed about 4-5 diet plans. Initially, we reduced carbs and fats. We increased the protein content to help with muscle formation, be it whey proteins, chicken, fish or eggs. To ensure that there won’t be a problem of acidity because of the increase in protein content, we also incorporated some fibre content into the diet with greens like broccoli, spinach and kale in the form of veggie salads and steamed veggies. We also had cucumbers, corn for snacking in the evenings and fruits like guavas, sweet lime and musk melon. This fibre content of this sort is especially helpful for the outward growth of the muscle fibres. Location : 3rd Floor, Divine Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills. Contact : 040 2354 6789, 9676966789 30 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


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| SPECIAL

The Ult imate Wedding Checklist

When planning a wedding, the list of tasks and to-do’s seem to be ever-growing and never-ending! It’s so important to stay organized and on top of everything to ensure that every detail gets handled, but it can be overwhelming if you don’t have a good place to start. There are so many things to buy or make for your wedding that it is easy to forget those small details. So, to help you start with your planning and preparations, here’s a complete list of essentials that will make your dream wedding come true!

- By Masooma Fatima

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Dulhan Diaries

Born from the mere idea of making the Journey of Dulhans memorable and easy in a #ShaadiKaGhar, Dulhan Diaries is a one stop shop for brides to stock all their wedding supplies. From bridesmaid’s hampers, planners, customised robes to hangover kits or personalised T shirts, they have it all! They know each of their brides are special in their own way and have something for every one of them. The brand indeed has bespoke Bridal stationary designed for every Dulhaniya at heart! Buy from: www.dulhandiaries.co.in Instagram: @dulhandiaries.in Contact: 9082682140

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The Art Bar

Art Bar aims to provide uniquely designed products and quirky packaging to make it a heart warming gifting experience. Friendship Day, Rakshabandhan, Diwali, birthdays, anniversaries are few of the many occasions for which they can provide customised gifts and hampers. They strive to come up with the most gratifying gifts regardless of budget constraints while never compromising on quality. The innovative products at The Art Bar have given them a unique identity with which they have established a valuable clientele all over India. Buy from: @theartbarmumbai on Instagram Contact: 09920011578, 9833280600

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The Plush Boutique

There are so many Hyderabadi’s looking to get a taste of their city in their wedding outfits but rarely find any piece suiting this condition. The Plush Boutique offers an excellent range of authentic Hyderabadi designs with a hint of Western and Arabic styles, in a wide range of beautiful fabrics and colours made to suit your taste and perfectly portraying your story. When you order from here, you can not only be assured of the quality and exclusivity of the outfit but also be assured that it will have a authentic Hyderabadi look. The best part about designing your wedding outfit from the Plush Boutique is that they design signature outfits that are nothing like what you’ll find in stores! You are sure to stand out rather than blend in with the crowd. Buy from: www.theplushboutique.com Instagram: @plushboutique14 Contact: 8686712300


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The Fashionista Lounge

Every bride hopes to look her best on her big day. When it comes to wedding outfits, every single detail needs to be perfect. The Fashionista Lounge makes sure you get to wear the outfit of your dreams, with their specialised custom-made outfits with intricate embroidery and beautiful embellishments in a myriad of colours of your choice. Whether it is a simple yellow manja outfit or a heavy wedding day outfit with accessories, they specialise in them all! Apart from outfits, this brand also helps brides to be in sorting their makeup looks, designing theme based decor and outfits etc. Buy from: @thefashionistalounge on Instagram Contact: 8328430682, 8686952272

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Ara Studio

After selecting your outfit, the next most important step to rock the bridal look is to get the right clutch! Rooted in fine Indian craftsmanship, Arastudio designs and makes the perfect clutch to match any outfit. Their exquisite collection of designer clutches handmade by skilled Indian artisans have charmed audiences, and kept them coming back for more. Whether you’re looking for sequence work, mosaic potlis, feather clutches or matching clutch and shoes- Ara is the destination! Buy from: www.arastudio.in Instagram: @arastudio.in Contact: 7768996666, 9975618856

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Attrangi Designs

The most important accessory that can make or break your entire wedding look is the jewellery! With the gold prices soaring sky high, it is practically not feasible for someone to add all real gold and diamond jewellery in their wedding trousseau. So here comes Attrangi for your rescue. Handcrafted with semi-precious stones Attrangi’s jewellery is an amalgamation of different and quirky designs. It has a blend of culture and tradition on one hand and modern day elegance and sophistication on the other. Be it their Almaaz diamond collection, Traditional Rajwada collection or the delicate Nakherewali collection, Attrangi deals with jewellery of every kind, for everyone! Buy from: @attrangi_designs on Instagram Contact: 09930913765, 9099983182

VJ Impressions

This brand is a customised world of creativity and good vibes that deals with everything related to a happily married couple. Their main aim is to fulfil the magical ideas of couples and provide them with enchanting custom made products for decor, accessories and concepts. From travel tags, custom sign boards and wedding favours to bride/groom essentials or wall hangings, they have it all! With pocket friendly prices and spunky stylish products, the brand really has made gifting special. Buy from: @vj_impressions on Instagram Contact: 9989337059 36 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


Address Home

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There are so many things a couple needs to focus on, be it the right shelving units, or curtains or dĂŠcor to suit both of their needs and finally the right linen. With unique new designs ranging from abstract geometric and animal prints to fine embroidery in soft pastels of pink, green and blue and materials like felt, cotton, velvet and faux silk to suit any couple be it the sporty type, the adventurous type or the chill-at-home type, these new collections from Address Home might just be the solution to all your linen problems. Buy from: www.addresshome.com Contact: 8287263306

4 Poshwrap

When it comes to bespoke gift wrapping and packaging, Poshwrap is a one stop shop for gift packaging for all occasions. With a focus on making each gift eye catching and extraordinary, they provide specialized trousseau packing, exclusive ring platters, wedding hampers, Sagan trays etc. Apart from these, they also cater to corporate gifting and baby announcements. They have been pioneering innovative packaging ideas since their inception 5 years ago. Every product at Poshwrap is unique as it is a result of their ideas coming together with what their clients want and like. From classic to modern, simple to elegant or grand, they do it all! Buy from: @poshwrapbyshveta on Instagram Contact: 09810462480

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The Gift Project

The Gift Project offers Sophisticated, Unique and Luxe gifts for all occasions. Their Wedding edit has a wide range of brides maids and Grooms men boxes, Hampers for the Bride and Groom and Trousseau packaging, Return favors for weddings and chic wedding invites. They also offer bespoke gifts for birthdays, birth announcements and corporate. Apart from this, the brand also excels in designing customised gift bags with couple names, faces and personalised notes. What are you waiting for? Order from the gift project now! Buy from: @thegiftprojecthyd on Instagram Contact: 9603461356

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Gulab Arka

Weddings and rose water go hand in hand. But whats most important while using rose water is tat it should be natural and Mantra offers just that! Enriched with pure Indian Rose extracts, their Gulab Arka (Rose Water) is a 100% natural toner and cleanser that leaves skin feeling refreshed and flawlessly clean. It can be used as a coolant in the summer to hydrate skin or as an after-shave splash, too. Can be used frequently to counter skin fatigue or for instant rejuvenation. Buy from: www. mantraherbals.in

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Chandani Avahana Ubtan

Inspired from one of the most unique beauty traditions of India, Ubtan, is a meld of beautiful native ingredients. The Chandani Avahana Ubtan, is a fine fusion of Chandan and Chaandi that exfoliates and deeply purifies the skin. The sandalwood and silver revitalize and tone the skin. They are also anti-inflammatory agents and help in acne reduction. Buy from: discovergbs.com

24 k Gold Body Scrub

The exceptional glow boosting power of this scrub comes from premium quality gold mica powder, a natural mineral with reflective qualities to enhance a brides skin’s radiance. This scrub also has cocoa and shea butters; sweet almond, grapeseed and wild apricot oils; aloe vera extract and walnut shell powder. Together these wonderful ingredients work in synergy to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish and pamper your skin. Buy from: www.bodycupid.com


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Gulmohar Boutique

When there is a wedding being planned, Gulmohar just cat stay far behind. Curated by two sisters, this boutique is your one stop shop for everything a women needs for a wedding. Be it trousseau planning, wedding favours, specialised decor, customised outfits for haldi/mehandi, they have it all! They are specialists in handmade gotapatti and floral jewellery that is handmade especially for brides and bridesmaids for the big day. It can be made in all varieties along with matching accessories of your choice- all you have to do is ask! Buy from: @gulmoharboutique on Instagram Contact: 6305797230, 9652912215

Crafthaat

Crafthaat initially started with medium range gift options which later extended to customised options & high range giveaways. The brand mainly deals in potlis & pouches, bags, designer boxes for sweets/ dry fruits, baskets for hampers, little favours for ladies such bangles, earrings etc, welcome gifts for the guests. Indian culture & designs are major motivation behind their designing & final outcome. Recently, they have started providing a “masterpiece� giveaway option to clients, wherein a defined set of giveaways as per theme is made for a particular wedding & under no circumstances a part/ design of same is provided to other client. This has been a choice for some elite clients globally. Buy from: @crafthaat on Instagram Contact: 0921392296 TULIP - AUGUST, 2019 39


| SPECIAL Sidra Alam Khan Sidra personifies elegance in her hotpink Paithani pattu saree with a heavy gold zari border, showing off the beautiful prints on the pallu.

Our Favorite Wedding Couture

Faizan Faizan looks absolutely dapper in his choice of a deep Chocolate brown Kurta with white trousers. The chic combination paired with black shoes perfectly completes the look. Emaan Sajid Emaan’s floral, warmtoned cotton-georgette ensemble paired with ruffle sleeves, perfect for the wedding season with a unique dupatta of cotton hangings, is sure to get your attention.

Owais and Sumrana Owais and Sumrana look great together in their contrasting looks with Owais in his deep maroon Jacket paired with a black-on-black Shirt and Trouser combo, and Sumrana with her pretty beige Lace outfit with a matching Chanderi dupatta.

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Namratha Shirodkar Actress Namratha Shirodkar makes waves in this Blue and Pink zig-zag patterned long skirt with a simple and plain blue collared blouse and a majestic blue net dupatta.


Our Favorite Wedding Jewellery

Mayuka, Vanshika and Swetha Mayuka, Vanshika and Swetha are such family goals with their perfectly coordinated jewellery. Mayuka looks elegant in Yellow with her diamond and 3-layered, emerald chain with huge Jhumkis and a Maang Tika that accentuates her features. Both the children look lovely with the little one in a full diamond and Ruby bridal set, and her sister in a diamond and Emerald bridal set.

Sofiya Sofiya’s five layered Pearl chain paired with chunky Gold Earrings and a complementing Bracelet makes her look super elegant.

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Nooreen The pretty bride Noreen catches attention with her solid Gold bridal set complete with a huge Choker, multi-layered Earrings a simple long chain and thick Bangles. Her Pearl Maang Tika makes for a pretty addition, complementing the Pearl border of her outfit.

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You are a Hyderabadi so you are part of the clan that has a sweet tooth, perpetually. No kidding but this is a serious issue and has to be addressed right away specially when it is the wedding season and because sweets cannot be taken for a joke, they have an emotion and it matters! - By Tanvi Kesari

Kuch meetha ho jaaye? THE IMPERIAL SWEET HOUSE

This beautiful Era of Badam ki Jaali started since 1960’s in Hyderabad. The journey of this Nizami Delicacy has been living and passed on from generations to generations. The Badam ki Jaali & Ashrafi are the most delicious wedding desserts and are both made from marzipan I.e Ingredients like Almonds , Cashews and Sugar. Imperial sweet house customizes trays for any occasions ( Weddings, Sanchak mehndi, Naming ceremony..etc). These custom made trays can be made as per couple letters, hearts, flowers, fruits or any shape and colour of your choice! Instagram: @The Imperial sweet house Contact: 9346412288 ADDRESS: 22-1-921/1 Aziz bagh , Noor Khan bazar. 42 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


DRY FRUITZ BASKET

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Gift your wedding invitees with carefully selected dry fruits from our very own Dry fruitz basket. They have a wide range of dry fruits from all over the globe for you to choose from. Get them specially made gift baskets loaded with health and celebration. Address: Plot No:B27, Flimnagar, Beside Starbucks, Roadno-1, JubileeHills, Hyderabad , Telangana - 500033 Contact: +91 80966 55555, +91-40-23556444.

DADU’S MITHAI VATIKA

Weddings, festivals or the silliest of celebrations in India cannot go without sweets, and Dadu’s is best when it comes to sending hand made love. Their gift boxes are to die for and will be the best gift to give your wedding guests to bless you and your better half. Address: Owners Pride Building - 3rd Floor = Spinsci Technologies, B2, Sri Ram Nagar Colony, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 Contact: 099636 14477

HAMEEDI CONFECTIONERS

What is a Hyderabad wedding without a dash of Hyderabad in itself? Stop whatever you’re doing and head over to Hameedi confectioners to buy yourself the most amazing and the mouth watering Jauzi Ka Halwa. It is one of the most ironic sweet dishes found in the city of pearls. Made with loads of ghee and a ton of dry fruits, not only is it the best of sweets as such, but also competes for a great health. Address: 5- 5-513, Mozamjahi Market, Telangana 500001 Contact: 080190 62212

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KESARIYA’S

What is a wedding without some colour? When everything around you is so colourful, don’t leave your dear sweets behind. At Kesariya’s, you can find yourself amidst colourful savouries! Their Kaju Tiranga Burfi, is square shaped and comes with silver foil, pistachios and saffron materials as garnishing. As the name suggests, the product comes with three distinct colours visible on top of a base made of cashew nuts. Address: H-2-40/1 Gachibowli Miyapur Rd, Jubilee Gardens, Kothaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500084 Contact: 088854 76144

VELLANKI FOODS

Vellanki foods is famous for a lot of reasons, for its traditional Telugu sweets, for the constant quality and for its loyal customers. For a lesser known fact, the colourful Kaju sweets from Vellanki are one of the most delicious tasting and attractive looking ones. So, the next time you’re thinking to add some colour and taste to your delicacies, opt for these Kaju sweets that come in all shapes and sizes. Address: Plot No. 17, Madhapur Road, Opp Best Western Jubilee Ridge, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 Contact: 091212 22307

SWEET BASKET

We all love chocolate, don’t we? And on the other side, sweets can never go wrong. Imagine what the melange of the two would be like? Out of this multiverse, right? Such is the delicious fusion sweet from Sweet basket. We might have all had Kalakand at least once in our life time, and there is a possibility that it is your favourite sweet. So, go ahead and pick up the Chocolate Kalakand from Sweet Basket. Address: Plot No. 104, Old Mumbai Hwy, opp. SN Gardens, Sri Shyam Nagar, Telecom Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032 Contact: 040 2300 2266

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SWEET FOR THE SWEETEST MOMENT Wedding is a special event that happens once in every person’s life. From small detail to big things, we will be very careful when it comes to wedding. Cakes are no less than anything important on a wedding cakes. Now-a-days, when it comes to cake, it’s not just for fun. It is more about aesthetics, design and taste. Here are few options for you to choose on your biggest day without compromise. - By Srija Reddy

KARACHI BAKERY

A subtle combination of traditions and trends, their extensive collection of greatly appetizing baked goods and confections delights the senses of all age groups and people from different walks of life. The theme and design are the two things in which they always prefer the client’s choice. They do customized cakes for birthdays, celebrations, holidays and weddings. Their services are Bulk Supplies to Corporates, Customer Gift Packs, Online Shopping, E-mail & Telephonic Order. They offer various flavour and tiers. Khanchand Towers, Opp. Hotel Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004. Contact : 040 66660909

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CONCU

As a patisserie and cafe, they are specialize in European confectionery and bespoke cakes. From the time the order is placed, till the time the cake is dispatched, the tiniest detail is looked into and they try to achieve perfection with the least possible margin of error. They have a dedicated team for discussing customized cakes with clients and a special team within the kitchen that takes care of these orders. The choice of theme rests with the customer, since it is, after all, their special day. They do, however, offer suggestions pertaining to the colours and flavours used, and some design elements. In case the customer would like to go with a design they suggest, they usually go with simple, elegant and minimalist themes, where the design doesn’t look too busy or over the top - they make sure that our wedding cakes add to the overall delight of the occasion. They offer cakes containing one to five tiers. They only customise their chocolate flavours, wherein one may find fruit variants as well. An order for a customised cake, in general, must be placed at least 5-7 days in advance. This is a requirement, since it is extremely important for them to be able to plan with the kitchen team, so as to make sure that operations are smooth, and there is absolutely no room for any kind of confusion/errors. It may, however, sometimes be possible for them to accept an order at short notice, but it depends on the how the kitchen team is placed on that particular day, and also on the simplicity/complexity of the design. They do not usually offer tasting sessions, but in case of a showstopper cake at a large event, where the customer insists on a tasting session, they do accommodate the request, and do so with an advance notice and at an extra charge. Address : 738, Road Number 37, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033. Contact : +9199858 00031

KAVANAH

The Kavanah Cake Crafting Techniques, Furtherly Complimenting & detailing by Lovely colour, scale, proportion, Texture & Taste. “We Just Don’t Bake Cakes, We Bake Happiness”, that’s the secret of their success. Cakes are something that nobody wants to think about errors. So hereby they take at-most care on their subjective preferences. When it comes to suggestions, customers can communicate to the chefs & Specialists & get on with classy, royal, funny & romantic Themes, even some can go with matching whole wedding decor. When it comes to the flavours, they have a many, like fresh berries, Fruit cake, Choco, Nutty, cheesy & the hot ones like Red-velvet, Rainbow, and Choco-truffle & Caramel. Shapes & tires can come with design that they choose. Normally, The Standard Order is before 2days, someone might even take week a time, to order ahead. They believe time & planning gives you Better result. Without any doubt, they make all their customers taste before they order. Address : 373, Road Number 10, Jawahar Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033. Contact : +9163029 54583

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MAD BATTER

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They give each cake their undivided attention to all the little details that take a design from ok to amazing. They also customise flavours so that their customers get exactly what they are after inside and out. Most customers come with a basic idea of what they want and they help them materialise their vision. Some of the designs that people love trying are floral cakes with their beautifully hand crafted gum paste flowers, simple tiered cakes with couple toppers, gold cakes, cakes that match the decor or brides outfits. They offer customised flavours with both ganache and buttercream bases. Their cakes are round and sometimes they will do square cakes if the order demands it and depending on the finalised design they can do any number or tiers. For cakes up to 3kgs with simple design they need a day notice. For larger orders or very intricate design they ask for up to 10-15 days. They can do a tasting at extra charge only for orders above 1 kg. Kamala Tower, Patigadda Rd, Patigadda, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500003. Contact: +9195738 50193

FINESSE BAKERS

Wedding cakes are the best of both worlds; they look amazing and taste heavenly all at the same time. Designed, baked and decorated from start to end, by their pastry chef, with over 10 years of experience. Trained by some of the best pastry chefs of New York, New Jersey, Boston and Pennsylvania, their designs are inspired from the current international trend with heavy American influence. Every cake is designed to the likes of their client. They take into account their design preferences and design a unique cake, which is modern and in trend. They offer a myriad of flavours, like Belgian chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, American Red velvet, Mexican flan &dulce-de-leche, Tiramisu, Hawaiian Pina colada and many more.They offer cakes in all shapes and sizes, starting from a basic 3 tier to a huge 6 tier cake. Ideally a 2 week advance booking is recommended for wedding/engagement cakes. As each element is handmade by only one person, the more time they have, the better design they can give you. Yet they try to their best to accommodate all their clients. They offer tasting of basic flavours, which are always available with them. For more specific flavours, they like to make an appointment after you have made a booking with them. But they can always accommodate client requests. Address : Lanco hills, manikonda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500089. Contact : +9195732 33561

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COUPLES WHO PROVE THAT MARRIAGE ROCKS! Here is an ode to some couples from Hyderabad whose mutual love and respect have made them #couplegoals.

Gulnar Virk & Aadarsh Balakrishna When and how did the two of you meet? We met at a friend’s wedding and sparks flew when we started talking. The rest is history.

We are working towards organising ourselves and managing time well. Time spent together is valued now more than ever given our hectic schedules.

Being in the public eye constantly, how do you manage to get some alone time? We like chilling at friends places or we have them over. So yeah, no problem.

When did wedding come into the picture and who popped the question first? I don’t think anyone really said the word. During the process of getting to know each other, it kind of lead there without anyone stating the obvious.

How has having a baby changed your lives? We’re definitely more responsible individually and collectively. We have had to make certain lifestyle changes because we also have a puppy to look after now. Also, we live alone so juggling all of these roles can be overwhelming at times. But it’s all worth it at the end of the day.

What are your favourite things to do together? We love going out to dinners, watching movies and TV shows. And of course, the occasional holiday is always a good idea.

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ASHU AND NARENDER (VICKY) GAURI

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When and how did your first meeting take place? The first time the two of us met was in an arranged setting. As I had completed industrial training in Europe and Ashu was in her final year of college. Our families thought we were ready for marriage. We both were the first people either of us met with the prospect of marriage. Our daughters call it cheesy but our first meeting although was meant to be an hour long, lasted five whole hours, while our families just waited. After which, we gave it a minute before we finalized anything. Not long after we exited Ashu’s home I realized there was nothing that I didn’t like about her, in fact she was everything I would look for in a life partner. Next thing I know, my father was picking up boxes of sweets and we were driving back to my now In-laws’ place! How has marriage changed your lives? Marriage made us grow in our own ways but together. It made us better versions of ourselves, even regarding our fashion choices!! Ashu: I’ve become fearless and confident because I know I have someone who’ll always have my back and will guide me! Vicky: It’s almost as if she brings out the positive in me. I’ve also learnt to be more caring! How long have you been married and what are some of the most memorable moments of your married life? A period of 25 years is too long to short list such moments, considering we’ve lived through so many together! But something the two of us can without a doubt agree on is when our daughters became a part of our world. Every moment with them is precious! What is your advice to younger couples for a happy marriage? Understanding each other is so important! Try to think from your better half’s shoe and it’ll make things so much easier when you know why he/she (mostly she) is doing things a certain way! Try to understand when they need their space; give it to them! Don’t just say you love them, show it

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NOORA SULTANA AND AHMED SALMAN When and how did your first meeting take place? I met him when I started my Med School. During those days, I used to go to the gym, and we actually saw each other back then. Later on, coincidentally our families got in touch and it went further. What has marriage taught you about life? Marriage is not just a two/four-day function. It’s about each of our lives changing together and how good we balance the change. Initially, nothing was as easy as we think it would be. But slowly we started appreciating each other for little things, started getting responsible in small things like he would help me out in my work and I would understand how important it is for him to give time to his work. It’s always the small things that matter. “Not to Hurry in a relationship” is what I learnt. Moments in your married life you would never forget. The first two years. First year was hectic cause we are Hyderabadis, so we have our wedding celebrations going on for half a year at least (the jumaagis, other daawats, etc). Our first trip to Europe had to be the best of all. It was like exploring the world with the one you’re most comfortable with. What has been the most important factor in your happy marriage? Patience & Positivity. My father would always explain me how important it is to have patience after getting married. He would always say give your married life 2 years of immense patience and things would automatically set right for good after that. And indeed, it was absolutely true.

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MANMOHANSINGH AND PRABHJYOT KAUR How long have you known each other and when did marriage come into the picture? Both of us knew each other since quite some time but had never spoken to each other or officially met. We both met on Facebook. A day after Monu’s birthday, he added me on Facebook and I realized his birthday had just passed. Using that as an excuse, I started the conversation which went on for the next few hours. Following the regular chatting through social media, within no time we exchanged numbers and soon were busy texting each other. We went out on dinners, movies and for coffee dates. A few months later, we took a step forward and informed our parents about us. Within no time, they arranged for an official meeting and we were engaged. Do you think marriage has changed you in anyway? Honestly, marriage hasn’t changed us at all! We believe that we are still the same people. But definitely marriage has taught us a lot of things. It taught us to love each unconditional; It taught us to be more responsible. Now we are more dependable on each other for everything. Tell us about any funny or memorable experience. We literally ran off from the Gurudwara as soon as we got married without out even completing all the rituals and our parents came running towards us and reminded us about them. Also, when my husband got down on his knees during our engagement to ask for my hand and I was just shocked and didn’t know how to react. What according to you has been the key to a happy married life? We believe that the key essentials to live a happy married life are dedication and commitment towards each other. Respecting each other’s choices and decisions and supporting each other at all times.

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MIRZA SOHAIL BAIG AND NAUSHI FAROOQI When and how did marriage knock on your doors? We are distant relatives, so we knew each other already. Sohail had expressed his intention to get married to me way back in 2009, but I was only 17 at that time, and so my parents did not agree to the alliance. We met again in 2012 when Sohail and his family approached my parents with an official rishta. And we finally got married in 2014. What do you think marriage has changed in your life? According to us, marriage is all about new experiences; It automatically makes you a more responsible person in every aspect of life and this is something that increases tenfold in case there is a child involved. Taking up this responsibility in the right manner is what keeps the ship sailing. What was the most memorable moment in your married life? The most memorable moment was definitely the birth of our daughter. Bringing a child into the world is a blessing like no other. Nothing to top that magical day. What do you think is most important for a happy marriage? We feel that the most important thing for a happy marriage is healthy communication. Couples should always ensure that they have an open exchange of emotion, desires, and beliefs. One thing that we have believed right from the beginning was that we treated each other like friends more than spouses, this is really something that drastically reduces the possibility of anything keeping you apart.

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AMIR AND SABIHA ALI

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When and how did the two of you meet? We met at a computer class and since he was always late to class, I thought here’s a guy with no sense of punctuality. Later we became friends and stayed friends for a long time before we started dating and later, he proposed to me and we decided to get married. What do you think has changed in you after marriage? I think marriage has made us more responsible and we’ve evolved together as two human beings with a better understanding of each other. As all couples do, we’ve battled misunderstandings and dealt with differences in temperament and have emerged stronger over the years. Amir has been a very supportive husband who has encouraged me to grow as an individual and has granted me the freedom to be my own person which I think is an essential ingredient of a happy marriage! Of course, I grant him the same. What are a few things you’ve always enjoyed doing together? We enjoy doing small things together like having a morning cup of tea or coffee together, talking and laughing about anything at all! Small things enjoyed together become big reasons for celebration of a union. Other things we enjoy doing together is going in weekend drives to quaint places. What do you think is essential for a happy marriage? Mutual respect, trust and love are very important qualities in marriage. Giving each other space to grow as an individual and the freedom to express oneself comfortably is essential. Acceptance, validation and acknowledgment of each other goes a long way in maintaining the congeniality in a marriage. Conflicts, arguments and misunderstandings are a natural outcome relationships and people living together and so happens in marital relationships too. However, conflicts can be settled amicably and with dignity if handled well which is possible through open and respectful communication. Spending quality time with each other and enjoying the other person’s interests helps keep the excitement alive in marriage!

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An Unrivalled Guide to Wedding Shopping Wedding shopping means no compromise. One cannot simply go for just anything random on their big day, be it the lehenga, the sherwani, the maang tika or even the footwear. It is definitely not an easy task to go around the hundreds of stores in the city in search of that perfect dress. Fret not, we have made it easier for you. Here are our picks of the best stores in the city for wedding shopping, be it clothing, accessories or even jewellery, we’ve got it all covered.

KASHISH

- Peram Srija Reddy and Gayatri Chivukula

Kashish, the exclusive ethnic women’s wear brand has great collections of traditional Lucknowi Ghararas, Bridal Sarees, Silks, Lehengas and much more. With a mix of pure traditional and unique modern designs, their range and the options available are unparalleled. We went for a beautiful gold and pink Lehenga and a beautiful silvery Suit, both perfectly complemented by beautiful accessories from the store itself. Address: 4-1-977, Abids Road, Abids, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001 Phone: 040 6677 3111

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JAHANPANAH

A brand that perfectly depicts the rich cultural heritage of Hyderabad, Jahanpanah is the best place in the city for men’s ethnic wear. The store has all the necessary accessories as well, including turbans and footwear. We found some excellent Sherwanis and Suits for various occasions be it the wedding, reception or other events like sangeet, engagement etc. for the Groom himself, as well as for those attending. Address: Jahanpanah, Inner Ring Rd, Dwarakapuri, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082 Contact: 040 2335 4733

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NEERU’S

A one-stop-shop for all your needs, Neerus, with years of experience, has some excellent collections of lehengas, pattu and fancy sarees and gowns, along with some excellent jewellery sets as well. Coming to the men, Neerus’ collections of men’s ethnic wear and suiting is excellent. A perfect place to visit for the purchase of couple looks for any occasion. Make sure to head over to Neerus Emporio at Jubilee Hills for menswear. Address: Forum Mall Circle, JNTU Road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500085. Contact: 091001 24242

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KARISHMA- THE WEDDING MALL

As the name suggests, Karishma is definitely one of the best places in town for wedding shopping. Be it Gowns, Sarees, Lehengas, Ghararas, Suits, or even Ghagras and are experts in Khada Dupatta. The range and choices of designs available at the store are endless, making it very difficult to lock in on one outfit. We went for a beautiful white gown with sparkly work on top. We also looked around the store to find beautiful Ghararas, Gowns and Suits, perfect for every occasion. Address: Abids Main Road, opp to FD Khan & Sons, beside Santhosh Sapna Theatre, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001 Contact: 040 6666 4151

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CMR JEWELLERS

One of the best places for traditional temple jewellery, CMR has excellent range of Gold, Silver and Diamond jewellery for both the bride and the groom. We went for a complete Gold bridal set of a choker with a long Chain, earrings, an arm band and a Vaddanam, and some beautiful Gold couple rings. We had a hard time choosing from their vast range of modern jewellery designs, but locked in on a Gold necklace and earring set that would be perfect for a reception. Address: MIG-238, Mumbai Hwy, K P H B Phase 3, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072 Contact: 040 2315 3033

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KRISHNA PEARLS AND JEWELLERS

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With a legacy of 36 years, Krishna Pearls and Jewellers are known to be the most experienced and trusted in the Pearl and stone jewellery segment. Their endless range of Pearl, Diamond and Gold jewellery with quality gemstones make them the perfect choice for any bride. We went for a Pearl Long Chain and Earring set, a beautiful Gold Choker, some pearl earrings, a traditional Gold Vaddanam and a stunning Diamond Choker and Bracelet set. The vast range of jewellery collections at Krishna Pearls and Jewellers is sure to satisfy all the needs for every occasion. Address: Shop No. 6-3-883/2/3, Near Topaz Building, Greenlands Road, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, 500082 Contact: 040 6663 5755

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MANEPALLY JEWELLERS

Manepally’s fine collections of Gold, Silver, Diamond and Platinum Jewellery immediately caught our attention. We tried on two beautiful full bridal sets in gold and platinum, and went ahead to look for some platinum couple rings. The highlight of our visit was a stunning sea-green and blue Jaipur set complete with a long necklace, choker, earrings and a statement Vaddanam. Address: 6-3-713, “Emerald”, Amrutha Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500082, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082 Contact: 040 4031 3209

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Capture Your Big Day KAMAL KIRAN PHOTOGRAPHY

At the age of 60, they want their client to forget that they shoot it. The only thing the client should remember the moment happened in between them. They want only their client and their love for each other to be there in the picture. The top 4 on the check list of Kamal Kiran for pre-wedding shoot are Location, Outfit, Time of the shoot, Happiness of the couple. They have done many pre-wedding shoots in many places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc., and sometimes it may be the couple childhood places as well.They don’t use any theme inside the wedding hall since it’s their day, they just document the wedding. They mainly focus on places with a beach like Goa, Mumbai, Kerala, Vizag etc. They have a meeting with the client and find out what they like and what their preferences are. They then ask for their favourite songs and then they try to shoot a few scenes according to the lyrics. For them at KKP, they do not differentiate between any type of weddings. For them it’s the emotion that pales most precedence. They click portraits, couple shoots, and corporate events. They make it perfect no matter what the situation is. 62, Temple Rock Enclave, Tar Bund, Bowenpally, Secunderabad, Telangana 500009. Ph : +9189789 99678

TA BRIDALS

They basically take requirements of client and make sure they tell them how they really want and plan according to their requirement and discuss with couple about their weddings, traditions and culture. They ask what type they really like and according to that, they design their wedding story. Theme for pre weddings is finalized by interacting with client regarding what kind wedding whether that is love marriage or arrange marriage and about their personal interest. The real satisfaction come when theirclient’s appreciation their team work and final output of their team. According to TA Bridals, the top 5 requirements for a wedding shoot to get in place are the positive client, Good venue, Maintain time during the wedding, Cooperation of client with the photography team and Healthy ambience. Opp. M M Hospital, MIGH Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, Telangana 500028 Ph :+9199480 26203 TULIP - AUGUST, 2019 61


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Wedding Stories are the keyhole through which you can take a peek into the beautiful relationship shared by the bride and groom. They speak to family members, close friends, and the bride and groom about their journey to the special day. After getting the story, planning locations, styles and moods to then capture this story makes it look natural, candid and unrehearsed. Pre-wedding shoots are an insight into the relationship that the soon-to-be husband and wife share. They try to establish if the couple has common tastes, hobbies, etc. Often, couples tell them about themes they already have in mind but in most cases, they plan the shoot in a way that it effortlessly captures the essence of their bond and tells of the journey of their relationship leading to marriage. The location or destination where the wedding takes place is entirely in the hands of the bride and groom and their respective families. Depending on the region, they usually go for scenic locations that can offer good lighting and elements such as forts, vales, heritage sites, beaches or try and find remote, unfrequented spots away from the city for unique prewedding shots. They usually release the wedding trailer a few weeks after the wedding, allowing everyone to relive the moments from the wedding functions and to feel the same emotions once again. The idea behind trailers is to give a glimpse of the weddings proceedings and to create curiosity and interest in the actual wedding footage/video to be released so they plan and create trailers accordingly. Religion has great influence over how the wedding is carried out, with a variety of rituals observed in different cultures, making each and every wedding unique in its own way. Their job is to capture these nuances that stand out as key elements of the wedding and not make anyone uncomfortable while doing so. As an agency they offer a host of other services, both within and outside the field of photography. They do professional catalogue shoots, cover shoots and editorials for fashion labels and brands, food photography, interior shoots and also offer branding, packaging and design solutions. According to Blue Pintale, there are many things that influence the outcome of the wedding shoot. However, the top five requirements probably are a camera (of course) and good lighting, natural chemistry between the bride and groom, a good location and wedding setups, a keen eye for finding rare moments during functions, and camera friendly guests! Flat 201, Sri Sai Nest Apartments, Amar Jyoti Colony, Vittal Rao Nagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081. Ph: +9198850 28382

HARI SHANKAR PHOTGRAPHY

They usually ask the clients first if they have a preference. If they don’t then they ask how they would like to have their shoot done and accordingly they chose if they have to pick up mountains, beaches, architecture, or come up with a unique theme. Most of the times they end up traveling to different cities or countries for the shoot. They even shot few pre-wedding within their ancestral homes or their own villages. Sometime even their own homes to give a natural daily routine to the pictures.They usually don’t have a plan for trailers as it totally depends on the content of the wedding they shoot. They make sure they shoot all the best moments in the entire wedding and that’s when they knit the story accordingly in the best possible way. They are also into Movie making, Fashion, Kids, Interiors, corporate and all kinds of commercial photography.Wedding photography for them is all about capturing the emotions of the bride and groom so that later they can travel back in time through our pictures.They want their clients’ to feel the same emotions that they did on their wedding day when they look at their pictures years down the lane. Their pictures are a cure for their nostalgia. Because of this, they have a lot of clients who get back to them even 3-4 years after their wedding to thank them for the wonderful memories they helped preserve in time. Client preference is a major part of how they perceive wedding photography. They believe that the best way to preserve their clients’ memories is by doing it the way their clients would like it. Little things like the choice of songs for the videos, the choice of colours and the style of editing make a huge difference to the end result and so these are some decisions that they let their clients make. They believe that after all is said and done, their clients should be happy with the end product. And due to this customization in their services, they have an almost 100 per cent client satisfaction rate. According to Hari Shankar Photography, the top 5 requirements to make a wedding shoot perfect are A Stress-Free Smile, A Good Wedding Photographer, Wedding Outfits, Décor and Venue. 805/2, Rd Number 45, Masthan Nagar, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 Ph : +9197031 23465 62 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


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ASHWIN KIREET PHOTOGRAPHY

They believe the theme must evolve from the ethos of the couple. However, a popular theme for indoor shoots of late has been heritage settings with ornate clothes and jewellery. Like a royal couple inside the Falaknuma Palace. The locations are completely dependent on the couple. It’s important that they feel comfortable and natural in those surroundings. They spend time conversing with the couple understanding their likes, passions, and the kinds of places where they have good memories. Then they try and choose locations that will help bring out the best expression of their love. Trailers emerge from the stories of the couple and the moments they shared among themselves and with their loved ones. These trailers are just a reflection of the candid yet treasured moments caught on the camera. They believe love and togetherness have no religion, but they are sensitive to the fact that weddings in different communities have different rituals – so they always enquire about the important rituals and the people who are vital to performing those rituals. The differences in rituals are not just across religions – people from the same religion but a different region will have some very different rituals – so it’s all about having involved discussions with the couple and the families before-hand. In photography, they shoot portraits and nature. Wedding photography has evolved since the time they started. The equipment and features of cameras, lens and lights, among others are evolving very fast. There are also lot many people in the industry today which is very encouraging – in the initial years people hardly understood candid wedding photography – so it’s a welcome change to see a broader comprehension and acceptance for the field.According to Ashwin, top 5 requirements needed for the wedding shoot to make it perfect areChemistry between the bride and groom,Fun moments from family members which makes it easy for groom and bride,A good Makeup artist (especially for the bride),Décor and finallyLights. 8-3-672/C/2B, Jayprakash Nagar, Yellareddy Guda, Behind RBI Quarters, Hyderabad – 500045. Ph: +919885253838

RVRPRO

Their theme usually resembles the seasons. They love weddings in the spring season as they get to be more experimental with flowers. However, their creativity isn’t bound to generic settings. For instance, one of their clients wanted to celebrate in Paris and wanted to bring their parents along as well (which was tough due to their old age). After some brainstorming, they came up with an idea of building a 32 feet Eiffel Tower replica and recreated the most famous shopping street in Paris: Avenue Montaigne. For a moment, all the guests were awestruck- it truly was a jaw-dropping experience- and the clients took numerous photos and selfies with the replica. This is just one of the many wonderful experiences and memories they are proud to share. After handling several events, they are well versed in what goes into making a good trailer, and their crew can tell you what’s going to be the next step in the process. Their planning starts with a lot of homework from the ground-up, which involves forming a personal connection with the clients, to planning the script for accurate storytelling of the clients’ lives. There’s only so little they can capture in a wedding shoot, and they want their outcome to be able to depict as much of the clients’ intimate bond as possible. Their next major vertical is RVR Events- an event management division that helps clients with their decor and event planning needs. This has enabled them to become a one-stop wedding solution and made it easier for their clients to plan their wedding needs. Their photography and cinematography have also improved because of this, as they can plan and have a vision for the best output. Most of their existing clients from RVR PRO, comeback to them with their new little family members to RVR Baby. RVR baby starts right from Maternity shoots, baby showers, infant photography and way up to their 5th Birthdays. They make sure all the milestones are captured. They cater to our corporate clients with branding solutions, Ad films, Consumer testimonial videos, Video User manuals, product shoots and so on via RVR Ads. According to RVR RO, first and foremost requirement needed for a wedding shoot to make it perfect would be passion towards live events, just not because you couldn’t get a job somewhere will make you a good camera person at weddings. So they have their team members from best schools around the world, BITS Pilani, IIT, Monash Uni, Vic Uni, NYFA, Uni of Leeds, CSU and more. All of them at RVRPRO share that same passion. Another topmost requirements would be the experience of their Photographers/ Cinematic team, their creativity, and their knowledge of post-production. The equipment they use is important- every team member should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their equipment. Using the wrong equipment in the wrong situation doesn’t solve the problem. Hands-on knowledge about postproduction will help cameraman know what cannot be corrected at a later stage and hence the precautions they must take during production. Not everything can be taken care of in the post-production. Sense of direction would help ease the subjects in front of the camera, after all we are not filming professional actors, we film family members, who are just as common and someone as our own family. 224/a Rd No 17 Srivenkateswara Nilayam 2nd Floor, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033. Ph : +9188866 65560

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Band Bajaa Baaraat With The Biggies Of Hyderabad A scrumptious dinner menu, picture perfect photography, the main outfit of the day and the decor; we all dream of our perfect Big day as the date approaches. The wedding season is right around the corner and you must definitely be scooping for ideas from a website, or downloading those picture-perfect Instagram wedding decors. Well, fear not because I have come to your rescue. The most sorted and the best of wedding planners are here to come and make your wedding planning an easy breezy affair. Take a look at what they have to offer to you and go make those phone calls right away.

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Yellow Umbrella Entertainments

By Varsha and Vivek Nalla Founded by Varsha Sirisha and Vivek Nalla in 2014, Yellow Umbrella offers the best of decor for your dream wedding. They’ve made their base in Hyderabad, but offer services across India. With great service and fair pricing, they provide a holistic approach to fulfil everything that a wedding demands. This mandap was done at JRC Convention where they gave a contrast of red to the antique gold mandap set up. The paintings kept in the mandap are original Tanjore paintings done by real professional artists for this wedding event. The concept for this mandap was to give a great elevation. The pillars and the whole mandap was designed keeping detailing in mind. FOUNDERS : Varsha and Vivek Nalla Contact Yellow Umbrella Entertainments: email: yuentertainments @gmail.com Instagram: Yellow Umbrella Entertainments Phone number: +91 9618729814

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By Sai Kiran In times when tradition is on the verge of extinction, Sampradaya Events focuses on designing a perfect traditional wedding. Every decor that they sketch for your big day oozes with perfection and absolute culture. Their experience extends across a wide range of backgrounds and budgets. The Pellikuthuru ceremony is one of the foremost rituals conducted before the actual wedding. It dates back to the age old tradition where the entire family takes part in this pre-wedding ritual, and a pandiri (a stage) is set up with arati chettu (banana tree branches) at the bride and groom’s house. The parrots, being the divine birds that they are symbolise love and togetherness and are considered omens of a happy marriage. They also represent positive energy and blessings of good luck. It is also a motif of a typical traditional Telugu wedding. FOUNDER: Sai Kiran Contact : Phone No.: 080995 51438, 7799551438 email: hello@yellowplanners.com Instagram: Yellow Planners

Marigold Weddings, By Rashmi Gianchandani & Parul Sharma Marigold Weddings is steered by two young globetrotters (Rashmi Gianchandani & Parul Sharma Wallbrown), who often complete each others sentences. They are poles apart but brought together with their love for weddings, travel and the thirst to learn. “We love weddings! Have we said that before? We found our passion for weddings as soon as we found each other. We want to celebrate every bride’s unique style” - Parul & Rashmi We personally think that Sangeet has become one of the most important pre-wedding functions for the millennial bride and grooms. It is an extension of their personal style that they are sharing with close family and friends. It is a direct reflection of their idea of fun. The latest trend for a Sangeet decor is to have a dark ambience to give it a bit of a lounge effect. We are lucky that we get to meet couples who are open to experimenting with quirky ideas and want something different so there is no cookie cutting decor anymore. We have done decor from enchanted forest to out and out extended night club like LED features and neon signs. Have you ever noticed, that all other guests talk about how beautiful the wedding was and the family members and close friends always talk about how much fun they had at the Sangeet. Most of the new trends in Indian weddings are an extension of our culture. Sangeet, known as ladies Sangeet or geet to most, is no different. While the presentation is new the concept is old. More and more people are accepting and clubbing the Sangeet with other important functions like engagement or cocktail night. It gives family members another chance to be foot loose and fancy-free for one more night before the big day. We don’t expect the popularity of this pre-wedding function to go down any time soon and we are not complaining. FOUNDER: Rashmi Gianchandani & Parul Sharma Wallbrown Contact: 9989299005/9000483412 ; Email: ido@marigoldweddings.co.in Instagram: Marigoldweddings TULIP - AUGUST, 2019 65


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by Chunduri Phani Yellow Planners are best known for their off beat decor, specially when it comes to the Mehendi function. They specialise in creating personalised weddings that are a reflection of your personality. With over five years of experience and after serving more than 500 clients, it is safe to entrust your wedding responsibilities for them to take over. Wedding is about fun-filled ceremonies and Mehendi definitely has to be the most loved and most enjoyed moments of the entire event. It is bright, cheerful, stylish, yet carries a traditional aura to the ceremony. With loads of activities planned, Mehendi ceremony keeps everybody in the audience energised and engaged in the special moments. Mehendi ceremony is always a really colourful affair, with the Vintage theme being “the classic” choice. Bright pinks, yellows and oranges sets your mood with the wedding ambience and ensures you have a great time. FOUNDER : Chunduri Phani Contact : 080995 51438, 7799551438 Email: hello@yellowplanners.com Instagram: Yellow Planners

Karyakram Signature Events by Saanya Kalsi & Vanita Rupani

Karyakramam Signature Events is a one stop solution for all that is required to make an event, a signature event. They provide services from the best professionals to plan, develop, and execute your memorable event. With their prior knowledge and experience in design, they make sure that your wedding makes a stylish statement. Our conversation led to showing off their beautiful expertise in decorating your reception and taking it to a whole new level. I’m not kidding, take a look for yourself. There is no such thing as too much bling. It all depends on the client’s style and preference. When chosen precisely, certain colours blend wonderfully well with any amount of bling, complementing each other and bringing life to the decor which feels as sophisticated as it is playful. FOUNDER: Saanya Kalsi and Vanita Rupani Contact : 9959884904, 9989637129 Email: karyakramevent@gmail.com Instagram: Karyakram Signature Events (karyakramevent) 66 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP


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Around the world with

Faridah Lakhani What is your first preference for picking a place to visit? A new location is always important, I don’t like travelling to the same place twice unless its necessary. The world is a very big place, new places and new experiences are always important.

What was your most recent travel destination? Tell us a little about the experience. My last trip was to Florida, I went there through Bali which was an anniversary gift from my sons. I went to Bali with my husband and had a wonderful time. Its luscious forests and surreal temples really made it feel like we had travelled to a new world. Florida on the other hand was a wake up call back to reality. Teeming with all sorts of people that are always looking for fun the contrasting elements of the two destinations really make you think about how much more is left to explore. What according to you makes places like Bali or Laos which are known for their cultural and beauty popular destinations? The multiculturalism and the little aspects of home that you can spot in places like Paris all the way to Dubai are what make big cities a very easy place to live and travel to. The don’t completely take you out of your comfort zone which I believe is a very important element of travelling. In out interconnected world big cities have become saturated. On the contrary, what are some unique things one can experience in big cities like Dubai, Paris and Singapore? It really depends on the type of people of you are, any location can be magical as long as you have the right person by your side. Europe is known to be a popular choice among travellers, what in your opinion are the places in Europe that are must-visits? Lisbon, Granada, Paris, Malaga, and Monaco are all locations in Europe that have stayed close in my heart. I have not travelled to a lot of places there so my opinion is biased on this matter but I would highly recommend going to these places. Could you give us a few tips for travelling? Always be open to new experiences. I personally never take tours as they tend to focus on the more tourist attractions, finding out locations by yourself and going at your own pace is always a better option and feels more like a proper trip rather than a vacation.

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SPARK UP THE ROMANCE A honeymoon is so much more than a holiday. It is way more personal, intimate, and not to forget- romantic. Every couple has their own idea of an ideal honeymoon destination. Some want an exotic and enriching experience, while some just want to relax and unwind after all the helter-skelter of the wedding. Here is a complete list of some of the best destinations around the globe for people who seek some place unique for their honeymoon.

Hawaii

If it’s Hawaii, it’s a party. An unparalleled choice for funloving couples, Hawaii has some unique and enthralling activities up for offer. First on the list has to be the whale watching shows, followed by helicopter flights, spa and shopping retreats, and stargazing. Head to Blue Note Hawaii for some cocktails with a live jazz music performance sail past the Waikiki Beach into the Catamaran sunset and don’t miss the fireworks show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village if you happen to be there on a Friday. Package Cost: INR 1,00,000-2,00,000/Duration: 8 days 9 nights Air fare: INR 40,000-70,000 per person (round trip) “For our honeymoon, we decided to go to Hawaii! So, we flew down to Hawaii from Houston and stayed at Waikiki beach Marriott resort and spa! Our hotel was facing Waikiki beach strip which was huge with plenty of restaurants and luxury shopping stores! We enjoyed a scrumptious variety of seafood and desserts. Post dinner we would walk down the strip to experience Hawaiian nightlife! Our best Hawaiian moment was to experience dinner at the Top of Waikiki (Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant), which is known for its 360-degree island views, creatively crafted cocktails and exquisite cuisine! There was a dress code that had to be followed, or one wouldn’t be allowed to enter! The cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company are a must try! A visit to Pearl Harbour exhibit, and volcano tours are a must as well! We couldn’t think of a better, relaxing honeymoon destination than Hawaii and we can’t wait to be back here again! It’s worth the experience!“

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TRAVEL | Sharm El Sheikh

This beautiful Egyptian town with its wacky geographical location between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, makes for an underrated yet amazing place to visit. With beautiful beaches and coral reefs, this place is a paradise for divers. Make sure to visit Naama Bay, with beautiful palm-tree lined walks, and some incredible bars and restaurants. While it is true that it would be easier to get there from Europe, even travelling from India is totally worth the money. Package Cost: INR 30,000- 60,000/Duration: 3 days 4 nights Air fare: INR 40,000-60,000 per person (round trip) “The idea of honeymoon for us was more of a travel filled with the serenity of scenic beauty, alongside the happening downtown. Sharm El Sheikh is a beautiful Egyptian resort town with placid sandy and coral beaches. It’s also one of the major diving destinations. The town is lit at night with numerous restaurants, bazaars, voguish Cofee shops and a lot more! It’s worth visiting this place for a relaxed yet a happening and a lavish holiday. Not choosing a mainstream honeymoon destination was worth it all for us!”

Gulrukh and Masooma

Thailand

Thailand is gaining popularity among the Indian crowd as the next big honeymoon destination. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches and a rich cultural extravaganza, it is hard to pick one place in Thailand. The never ending island with breezy beaches, warm climate and many waterfalls are great places to unwind and spend some alone time. While the cities are a perfect complement with their energy, and bustling nightlife. Package Cost: INR 70,000-1,50,000/Duration: 6 days 7 nights Air fare: INR 25,000-40,000 per person (round trip) “The plan was to celebrate my birthday and wedding together. So, we decided a 10 days trip to Thailand, under the broad heading of ‘‘honeymoon’. As Thailand is a land for tourists, they have literally everything to offer. From adventure to calm and serene locations, we managed to shuffle between places based on our mood. Bangkok, the city was quite a hub whereas, Phuket was one destination where we intended to relax and sip coconut juice. From hopping through islands like Phi phi, Krabi and James Bond to visiting the Tiger kingdom and the Dolphin’s bay, Phuket continuously kept us on the move. To our advantage, the Patong beach was right across our hotel where we spent most of our evenings. During the trip we also managed to tick another thing off the bucket by attempting our luck at deep sea diving. And I must comment, it was one hell of an experience. Bangkok is a place mainly for shopping and food, typical Thai food. The Jungle Safari here, was one of its kind too. With the open zoo, the freedom to interact with wild animals at a very close level was mind blowing. The giraffes, chimps, elephants etc., all just an arm distance away, it couldn’t have got better. There was also a floating market about a 100 kms drive from the city. There are Indian restaurants around every lane so food was never a problem. Coming to language- Hand gestures and key words worked best for us. Commuting was extremely convenient; you end up finding taxis between every two cars. On the whole, it was an amazing trip and if you like to pump up your honeymoon, Thailand is where you should be.”

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No travel list is ever complete without the mention of this beautiful, exotic Indonesian island. But Bali as a honeymoon destination has a charm of its own. The natural beauty of its beautiful beaches and lush green paddy fields perfectly complements the cultural offerings. Although Bali is a great destination throughout the year, summers would be a perfect time for Indian tourists, and they consider March the best month for honeymooners, as the island is less crowded compared to the peak season. Make sure you visit Uluwatu’s laid-back beaches, watch the traditional Kecak dance, and experience the bustling nightlife of the community markets at Kuta. Package Cost: INR 40,000-60,000/Duration: 6 days 7 nights Air fare: INR 10,000-40,000 per person (round trip) “Bali, one of Indonesia’s most beautiful islands, has been a popular honeymoon destination recently. And trust me, it deserves the hype. You’ve got so many things in one place - relaxation, fun, adventure and shopping. We stayed at two different places - Nusa Dua Beach resort and spa hotel and an Uppala villa and spa which was a private pool villa hotel. Both of the places were very relaxing, and it also had spa facilities which enhanced our mood and energy, leaving out all the fatigue. We visited places like Ubud Kintamani, Tanha lot temple, water sports and Bali cruise dinner. We also went for water sports and had an amazing experience (striking a few things off the bucket list). The best part about Bali is its nightlife and its luxurious hotels. They also gave us a complimentary honeymoon pamper package, which made our stay more comfortable. All I can say is that Bali is a must visit place for your honeymoon.”

Utsav and Pooja Agarwal

Seychelles

A country with 115 islands is bound to get popular for its beaches. Seychelles with its countless beaches, coral reefs and animal reserves is a place brimming with nature. While Praslin and Mahe Islands are known to be the top two, all the islands are definitely worth a visit. A great option for doing so are the causeways between islands. Make sure to go for a tropical couple massage for complete relaxation and go on to indulge in numerous fun activities like water sports, rental biking and head to Victoria market for shopping. Package Cost: INR 30,000- 60,000/Duration: 5 days 4 nights Air fare: INR 30,000-50,000 per person (round trip) “Both Ankit and I love to travel, so we were looking for an exotic location for our honeymoon and that’s how we stumbled upon Seychelles. Seychelles is all about beauty, peace and calm, the glimmering beach and exquisite beauty of the sea made us choose Seychelles. We visited Praslin Island, Mahe and La Digue. The islands were an absolute delight and a perfect honeymoon destination, after the wedding mayhem it was a perfect place to relax and spend quality time with each other. The stunning sunsets, the walk at the beach under the glittering sky, the delicious seafood delicacies, the fun water activities and unwinding Yacht Experience made it all memorable.”

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Greece

The classical Balkan nation of Greece makes for a dreamy fairy-tale get-away for all kinds of couples. If you are the party goers, head to Mykonos for some lit discos and pubs and revel in the energetic night-life. If you are looking for a healing time, take a stroll down the picturesque streets of Corfu and marvel in the natural beauty and ancient architecture and take a dip in the hot springs of Palea Kameni. And finally, if you are adrenaline junkies, go for the numerous adventure sport activities at Naxos and visit the beautiful beaches of Agia Anna, Mikri Vigla, Maragas, Pyrgaki and Aliko. If you feel like visiting an offbeat location, consider making a trip to Paxoi Island. Package Cost: INR 1,00,000-1,50,000/Duration: 6 days 7 nights Air fare: INR 40,000-50,000 per person (round trip) “We picked Greece as the destination for our honeymoon, as Greece is known as the paradise of romance in the world. We visited Athens where were explored the Greek side of Greece, city life, historical monuments etc. Mykonos and Santorini are both beautiful with their blue and white streets. Experiencing the beautiful hotels and crystal-clear water, we couldn’t ask for anything more for our honeymoon. Greece, according to us, is the best destination for honeymooners.”

Mansi and Nitinn Bhandari

Alaska

Honeymoon in Alaska might sound a little off-beat, but you may not get a better place for a perfect romantic escapade. With spectacular natural beauty in the form of lakes, mountains, glaciers and caves, USA’s largest state provides plenty of thrills with some amazing adventure opportunities and some secluded moments. Do not miss out an opportunity to cuddle under a sky lit up by the northern lights, and cosy wood cabins up in the mountains. Package Cost: INR 4,00,000- 5,00,000/Duration: 6 days 7 nights Air fare: INR 1,00,000-1,50,000 per person (round trip) “Want a honeymoon with the best of adventures and at the same time one that provides your partner and you with much needed seclusion and romantic escapades surrounded with pristine beauty? Alaska is your answer! This indescribably beautiful state is a dream come true honeymoon destination. The Mendenhall Glacier and Ice Caves are a truly spectacular sight with beautiful landscapes. The cruises along the Inside Passage would make for a perfect honeymoon and there can be no better way to lose yourself in this wonderful state. Visit Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway and be mesmerised with the abundance of nature’s beauty. Enjoy dog sledding and helicopter tours; experience the magical northern lights and spend some truly unforgettable romantic moments while you stay at a cabin in the woods. Whether you wish to visit in the summer or winter, Alaska has such diverse experiences to offer that this place will keep you dreaming about it until long after you’ve returned.”

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TINSEL TOWN |

Anupama

All Decked Up

Komal & Shruthi

What: Pop-up Show by The Yellow Closet Where: Farzi Café, Jubilee Hills With an excellent mix of carefully curated homegrown labels including the likes of Mansi Vuppala, Yayavaram Label, The Cinderella Story and more showcasing their collections, The Yellow Closet pop-up show saw girls go wild over the beautiful indie-inspired designs.

Khateeja Khan

Seema Khan

Viha

Muskan

Gokul Krishna

Nailing It!

What: Tease – Dry Bar launch Where: Jubilee Hills The glitzy launch of Tease – Dry Bar was attended by important personalities like Gokul Krishna, Gulnar, Sofiya and many more, come down to experience an evening of sips and snacks and some self-pampering.

Gulnar

Sofiya

Spandana & Priyanka TULIP - AUGUST, 2019 73


| TINSEL TOWN

Aasif Merchant, Jyotiee Balani & Sudeep Sharma

Rooftop Style

What: Fashion Show Where: Altitude lounge bar Hyderabad Marriott & Convention Centre in association with Sudeep Sharma and Jyotiee Balani, showcased an exclusive preview of designer Aasif Merchant’s latest collection. The evening was filled with specially curated food, sizzling cocktails and extremely stylish and fashionable views.

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Juhi

Brinda

Sabiha

Sangeeta & Narender Surana

Suhasini

Esam Bilgrami


TINSEL TOWN |

Abhishek

Gulshan

Smart ‘cafe’

What: Loocafe launch Where: Opposite Taj, Banjara Hills Ladies Circle India joined hands with Ixora FM to support “Loocafe” an endeavour to challenge the poor perception of Indian public toilets for women, children and differently abled. Loocafe stands out for its smart Swiss knife design concept, with bio toilets, baby feeding room, women washrooms equipped with sanitary napkins dispenser.

D.K.Aruna & Indira

Ruchika Kaur

For Women, By Women

Rinky

Sonal

Nidhi

Sudha Jain

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| TINSEL TOWN

Jayasudha

Have a crush on hair

Pragya Jaiswal & Payal Rajput

What: Launch of Salon Hair Crush Where: Gachibowli Salon Hair Crush was launched and followed by a scintillating fashion show where models dazzled the ramp with the Indo western collections. Salon Hair Crush is the classic urban destination that serves clients with all its heart. It is young, it is peppy and it is full of enthusiastic vibrancy that has its heart in the right place.

Archana Veda

Banu Chander

Dr Vijaya Lakshmi Goodapati 76 AUGUST, 2019 TULIP

Jhansi

Shilpi Reddy

PV Sindhu Samrat


TINSEL TOWN |

Kamini Saraf

Niyathi

Fashion Furore

What: Fashion Yatra Exhibition Where: Taj Krishna, Banjara Hills The 14th edition of Fashion Yatra saw 70 brands come together in support of “Teach for Change” organisation, with numerous stalls including Milk Design Shop, Mrunalini Rao, Krsala among others. Shoppers came out in full force to make the unique products their own and support the good cause.

Rupali

Sanchita

Sri Vidya

Collection

Sparkle and Shine

Ashna & Labdhi

What: Fashion Showcase Where: P. Manoharlal Luxury Jeweller, Banjara Hills The ethnic fashion showcase at P. Manoharlal Jewellers by designer Rizwana, saw some dreamy designs on display that perfectly matched the mood and vibe of the jewellery brand. The brilliant clothing caught everyone’s attention and got positive appraisal from one and all.

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Rizwana

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| TAROT Aries Keywords: Standstill; Entrapment; Inability to get out of tough situations. There is a way out but you are currently not seeing it. Have some courage and move, things will get better if you do.Lucky Colour- Grey; Lucky Crystal-Smoky quartz; Lucky number-8.

Cancer Keywords: Avoidance, hiding something, non committance, being sneaky. You have a secret and you don’t want to tell anyone. Its ok to keep it for a while but remember transparency is always a good choice. Lucky Colour-Black; lucky stone-black obsidian; lucky number-7.

Taurus

Gemini

Keywords: Gathering information; gossip; news coming. You will be gathering information to take the next step in the future. Do not listen to gossip and filter the truth from the false. Luckycolour – light blue; Lucky crystal – Lapiz lazuli; Lucky number-11.

Keywords: Going with the flow, patience, waiting, stagnation. If results are not showing do not get caught up. Let go and go with the flow since things will happen according to divine timing. Lucky Colour-White; lucky Crystal-Clear quartz; lucky number-12.

Leo Keywords: Connection; Love; Agreement; Partnerships. It’s all about relationships this month and harmonious ones too. Friends, partners, family love abounds. Lucky Colour-Red; lucky Crystal-Red Jasper; lucky number-2.

Libra

Scorpio

Keywords: Travel; Future planning; Relocation abroad. Lots of travel in store this month. Keep your bags packed and yourself refreshed for new and exciting experiences!Lucky colour – Yellow;Lucky Crystal-Citrine;Lucky number-3.

Keywords: Confusion; Too many options; Indecision. There are too many things to handle all at once and you want to do them all together. Take it one at a time! Lucky ColourBlue; Lucky Crystal-Blue Apatite; Lucky number-8.

Capricorn Keywords: Time spent with children; Homecoming; Nostalgia.Its all about happy times, holidays and meeting friends and relatives this month. Count your blessings! Lucky ColourPink;Lucky Crystal-Rose quartz;Lucky number-6.

Aquarius Keywords: Friends, Fun and Frolic; Celebrations. Its time for reunions, Sunday brunches or pub crawling! Re connect with friends and have some light hearted fun times this month! Lucky Colour-Green;Lucky crystal – Green Aventurine;lucky number-4.

Virgo Keywords: Financial concerns, feeling out of place; unaccepted. Money expenses sky rocket so keep a tight hold on the pocket. Close friendships are better than being the popular one with everyone. Lucky Colour-Navy; lucky Crystal-Kyanite; lucky number-5.

Sagittarius Keywords: Communication; curiosity; New ideas. This month is about taking action with respect to your dreams. The time is now, get going! Lucky Colour-orange;Lucky Crystalsunstone;Lucky number-1.

Pisces Keywords:Peace; Hope; Spirituality; Soulmate. The heavens are smiling upon you and a time of peace, love and happiness is on the horizon. Wish on a star tonight! Lucky ColourSilver;Lucky Crystal-Selenite;Lucky number-17.

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TAROT |

PICK A CARD Reading August 2019 Clear your mind, take a few Deep breaths and concentrate on the 3 cards in front of you with the below question in mind: “DO THEY MISS ME?”

Now choose one card and look below for the answer to your question:

CARD 1

CARD 2

If you chose Card 1:

Your person did miss you badly in the past and went through a lot of pain and challenging times due to this connection. It is possible you decided not to continue with them or left them without any concrete answers. They have spent a lot of anxious moments thinking of you. But they are now out of pain and much wiser about relationships. It is possible this happened far back in the past when you were unable to really understand their intensity of feelings. Your connection taught them to be strong and come out a winner through tough times. Although it was very painful for them and they missed you like crazy once upon a time, now they have well and truly moved on and in a much better place. They have learnt to control their emotions and are probably in a happy place now. No, they do not really miss you but do tend to think of you once in a while!

CARD 3

If you chose Card 3:

In the past they were confused about you and probably let you go too soon or probably circumstances were such that you both had different life journeys. This might have been due to different job locations, career aspirations, religious or caste differences etc. But there was a connection and they felt it. They remember the feeling and this has not been replicated again in their lives so it stands out. At the moment they are in a better place in life and done all the things they wanted to do or aspired for and are now relaxing.Thoughts of you are starting to come up once in a while and in the future I see them getting back in touch with you to re-ignite this relationship. Yes, they are now ready to receive a strong love and will probably start working on it too. Expect a message or call and a reunion in the future!

If you chose Card 2:

You were their dream come true and they placed you on a literal pedestal and missed you every single day! But couldn’t say how much. They were either tongue tied or too intensely involved or shy to say it. It is possible that it was a forbidden relationship or feelings and thus it was never discussed verbally so much. They probably miss the times you two spent together in the past and want them back intensely. But its something they are hiding from you and probably themselves right now. They are not ready to accept that they deserve love and an intense one. In future once they have allowed this awareness to trickle in they would probably get in touch and bring back those times yet again. This is largely upto them so don’t hold your breath. They are the types who are probably too practical to lay too much emphasis on love, though this suppression hurts them ultimately. They do miss you but they are currently in denial!

Stay tuned in future for more “Pick a card” readings! You are welcome to write to us about what other questions would you like the cards to answer!

Shaina Tarot Expert Ph : 7013727017 TULIP - AUGUST, 2019 79


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