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KISMET

WEDDINGS & FASHION

The

2014

WINTER ISSUE!

100 OVER

PAGES OF

Fashion, Beauty

&

Real Weddings


IN THIS ISSUE

FASHION

REALITY:

BEAUTY & ACCESSORIES:

63

Bridal Runway Report

KISMET COUPLES

98

Island of Style

108 114 118 120 124 130 132 138

35 Get the Look: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

142 Mirror Mirror On the Wall 155 Queen For the Day 171 What’s Your Honeymoon Style? 179 Style Profile: Satya Paul Canada

- Linda & Tim - Neesha & Indy - Reshma & Sachin - Reema & Ashish - Krishna & Harinder - Shelly & Rajiv - Gemma & Kartik - Nina & Kunaal

41 Coral Crush 43 Purple Passion 45 Neon Lights 47 Mad About Metallics

PLANNING:

49 Precious Pearls

20 Sweets & Stationary

86 Mystic Metallics

102 Stylish Stationary Online


MARKETING MANAGER Aman Madpuri

CO-EDITOR Anita Dharamshi

PUBLIC RELATIONS Anita Dharamshi Parag Shah

PUBLISHING DIRECTORS Mihir Shah Parag Shah CREATIVE DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER Harpreet Patel PHOTOGRAPHER Nav Singh, EI Photography

FINANCE & LOGISTICS MANAGER Mihir Shah SOCIAL MEDIA & TECHNICAL MANAGER Anita Dharamshi PRODUCTION MANAGER Sandeep Gill

HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTISTS Rav Brar, Rav B Beauty Concepts Ruchika Verma, LeSonne Bridal Shirley Wu, Beauty Concept Wania Sulaiman, Wania’s Bridals

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENTS Anil Jasuja, India Mohan Grewal, UK Pooja Valeja, India

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR Satveer Rajania

SALES EXECUTIVES Kam Datta Rick Singh

Photo by: EI Photography

EDITOR IN CHIEF Harpreet Patel

Photo by: Fotographia Boutique

KISMET

HARPREET PATEL, Editor-in- Chief

ANITA DHARAMSHI, Co-Editor

Welcome to the Winter Digital Issue of KISMET! There was a time when all you heard about were summer weddings: oh, she’s going to make a lovely June bride! But that trend has been changing over the years with couples looking to tie the knot during all seasons of the year. From Spring and Fall to Winter (yes, even Winter!), the colours, themes and weather can provide the perfect backdrop for something different, something special and something truly unique! So we bring to you the premiere Winter edition of Kismet Magazine! We have worked with the top wedding professionals to seek out the hottest trends for the brides of 2014. With everything from stationary and florals to decor, beauty and of course fashion, we are excited to bring you the latest and greatest from around the globe. So sit back, grab a hot cup of chai (or if you’re like us-- a Green Tea Latte) and prepare to be inspired with Kismet!

Harpreet Patel, Editor in Chief Anita Dharamshi, Co-Editor

For Advertising / Sales Inquiries: advertise@kismetweddingshow.com 416.900.4055 Published By Kismet Wedding Show Inc. www.kismetweddingshow.com Kismetweddingshow

COVER CREDITS Photography: Nav Singh www.eiphotography.ca Hair & Make Up: Wania Sulaiman, www.waniasbridals.com Clothing By: Bombay Trendz, www.bombaytrendz.com Cover Model: Fatima Bell Location: Casa Loma, Toronto

@Kismetbridal

Reproduction in whole or in part, of this magazine, it’s editorial content, images or advertisements is strictly prohibited without the written consent of the publisher. Kismet does not accept responsibility for the statements or offers made by any of it’s advertisers in this publication.


MODERN

Mughal


CAKE: JUST TEMPTATIONS, www.justtemptations.com STATIONARY: WITH AN INDIAN TOUCH, www.withanindiantouch.com This modern mughal theme is a modern twist on the traditional, mughal-inspired patterns and designs of yesterday. An Elephant themed look combining shades of sea-greens and blues and vibrant reds against just the right amount of crystal and silver accents. A very unique look for an even more unique bride.


The perfect accent to this Mughal inspired look, this 5 layer majestic cake incorporates the colour palette and crystal embellishments from the designs. Simple white flowers help to tie the look together, offering just the perfect amount of floral inspiration and complementing the detailing in the stationary.


Peacock PRIDE

CAKE: JUST TEMPTATIONS, www.justtemptations.com STATIONARY: WITH AN INDIAN TOUCH, www.withanindiantouch.com

With their vibrant plumage and unique charm, peacocks make the perfect inspiration for this red, white and blue bold look. The simplicity of the colour scheme makes it perfect for a wedding in ay season. As a popular theme for weddings, this look is sure to remind your guests of the utmost in luxury and style.


This classic 4-tier wedding cake combines simplicity and class with intricate detailing on alternate layers. Subtle and understated bunches of flowers can be used to help tie in the overall theme of the wedding


bombay trendz the trendsetters in fashion A designer collection of bridal wear LENGHAS. SAREES. SHERWANIS. JEWELLERY Custom Design Your Dream Outfit by appointments only www.bombaytrendz.com bombaytrendz@hotmail.com 905.890.8902 / 416.388.9410 801 Matheson Blvd West Mississauga, ON L5V 2N6


bombay trendz

the trendsetters in fashion

Photographed By: NAV SINGH, EI Photography . Hair & Make Up: WANIA’S BRIDALS . LOCATION: CASA LOMA


Get the Look Color of the year 2014 PANTONE

Neetu Lulla

Neetu Lulla

LANCOME Artliner 24H – Amethyst

RADIANT ORCHID 18-3224

LANCOME Vernis in Love Violette Coquette

JIMMY CHOO Maitai suede sandal

YVES SAINT-LAURENT Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes – Violine Out of Control GIORGIO ARMANI Rouge Ecstasy – Orchid

WE LOVE: CLARISONIC Limited Edition Mia 2 Hollywood Lights, Purple It’s time to take skin cleansing to a sonic level! Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone.

LANCOME Color Design Eye Shadow Palette Lavender Grace


KATSURJEWELS Coral Hoop Earrings

Coral

CRUSH STELLA AND DOT Pink, Coral, Gold Layered Necklace

ISHARYA Gold-plated resin ring

JJ VALAYA

ARUNA SETH Snakeskin heels

BOTTEGA VENETA The Knot mini intrecciato satin and ayers clutch JIMMY CHOO Maitai suede and Perspex sandals

CAROLINA BUCCI Smile Ring

FENDI 2Jours Petite Leather Shopper

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18-Karat Gold ring with pearls and coral

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Coral and Pearl Bracelet

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Oxidized gold tone ring

JJ VALAYA


PIPPA SMALL 18-karat gold amethyst ring

Purple

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Purple ankle strap heels

Passion MANDIRA WIRK ILEANA MAKRI Sea Flower 18-karat gold, amethyst and tsavorite ring

TED BAKER Jamun Deep Leather Keeper Clutch

JOHN LEWIS Eclectica 1960s Large Rivoli Glass Stone Brooch

HEMMERLE earrings in white gold copper amethyst and purple sapphire

Ted Baker Hellina Irridecent Purple Bracelet

CHAN LUU Gold-plated amethyst earrings

VENESSA ARIZAGA Purple Sunrise necklace

BRIAN ATWOOD Evie Contoured Suede Ankle-Wrap Pump


Neon LIGHTS SHOUROUK Theresa Swarovski crystal necklace

MONISHA JAISING

MAX AND CHLOE Hexagon Crystal Studs

ISHARYA Neon Yellow Louvre Resin Ring

ISHARYA Gypsy Multi-stone ring JIMMY CHOO Lance neon heels LANVIN Bahia gunmetal plated faux pearl and crystal cuff

VALENTINO Neon leather clutch

MAX AND CHLOE Neon Python dome ring SHOUROUK Marguerite silver-plated Swarovski crystal earrings BANANA REPUBLIC Starlet Necklace

SHOUROUK Crystal-embellished PVC clutch

ISHARYA Louvre Resin Cuff

AMRITA SINGH West Broadway Shoulder Bag


JIMMY CHOO Chandra chain embellished metallic brushed leather clutch

MAD ABOUT SERGIO ROSSI Cutout metallic leather and satin sandals

Metalics

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Looped Cuff Metallic Pumps

THE RED CARPET LOOKS WE LOVED:

Sonam Kapoor in Armani Prive

JIMMY CHOO Cosma mirrored clutch BRIAN ATWOOD Hamper Black Suede and Bronze Leather Platform Pumps

Amrita Rao in Monica & Karishma

Shruti Hassan in Raakesh Agarwal

Jaqueline Fernandez in Roberto Cavalli

JIMMY CHOO Anouk holographic leather pumps

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG metallic elaphe clutch


PRECIOUS

CAROLEE Brown-eyed girl chandelier earrings

CHANEL Vintage Pearl Rock Earrings

Pearls MISS SELFRIDGE chain pearl necklace

TOPSHOP Engraved Pearl Ring NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Pearl Platform Satin Slingback

GREGORY LADNER Pearl Diamond Egg Clutch

ROSANTICA Osiris gold-dipped pearl necklace.

MILITZA ORTIZ organica pearl statement ring

MARCHESA

PERCOSSI PAPI Sun and Moon rose gold-plated, topaz and pearl earrings

ROSANTICA Osiris gold-plated pearl bracelet

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Atelier Swarovski Pearl Cuff Bracelet

ERICKSON BEAMON Girlie Queen gold-plated Swarovski pearl and crystal


KJ TRENDZ EXCLUSIVE WEDDING WAREHOUSE

Designer Wedding Lehnga, Sarees, Boutique Suits, Men’s Sherwani, Wedding Accessories, Decoration, Invitations & Exclusive Immitation Jewellery Warehouse: 173 Advance Blvd, Unit 56 Brampton, Ont, Canada L6T 4Z7 Tel: 905-799-9191, Fax: 905-799-9198, Cell: 416-219-4786 E-mail: Dinesh@rogers.com


KJ TRENDZ EXCLUSIVE WEDDING WAREHOUSE


KJ TRENDZ EXCLUSIVE WEDDING WAREHOUSE

Designer Wedding Lehnga, Sarees, Boutique Suits, Men’s Sherwani, Wedding Accessories, Decoration, Invitations & Exclusive Immitation Jewellery Warehouse: 173 Advance Blvd, Unit 56 Brampton, Ont, Canada L6T 4Z7 Tel: 905-799-9191, Fax: 905-799-9198, Cell: 416-219-4786 E-mail: Dinesh@rogers.com


KJ TRENDZ EXCLUSIVE WEDDING WAREHOUSE


Runway Report BRIDAL

RITU BERI


Ritu Beri www.RituBeri.com Inspired by her Punjabi roots, Ritu Beri has infused her latest bridal collection with traditional elements of Punjab. The fabrics used in this collection include silk velvets, brocades, satins and nets- all blended and intricately embroidered with zardosi, gota, Swarovski and threadwork. The silhouettes are a mix of traditional costumes with a contemporary look ranging from ghagras, patiala salwars, long jackets and saree inspired gowns.


[RUNWAY REPORT]

JJ VALAYA


JJ VALAYA www.Valaya.com In typically regal Valaya style, the latest collection fuses Spanish elements for a unique twist. Beautifully adorned with the stone work, dabka and embroidery, these floor length anarkalis and frocks are an exquisite blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern design. Bright orange flowers and tassels add to the Spanish story, which is told in hues of deep aubergines, red and turquoise. Rich silks, jacquards, tulle and georgette provide for a truly luxurious look.


[RUNWAY REPORT]


[RUNWAY REPORT]

JJ VALAYA


[RUNWAY REPORT]

FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK


FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK www.falgunishanepeacock.com


[RUNWAY REPORT]

Inspired by their travels, designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock’s latest bridal collection is fittingly called “Garden of Eden”. The feminine silhouettes are a fusion of sensuality and elegance with fresh colors ranging from pastels such as pistachio and pink to ivorys and golds.


[RUNWAY REPORT]

MANISH MALHOTRA


[RUNWAY REPORT]

MANISH MALHOTRA www.manishmalhotra.in Inspired by 1930’s India, Manish Malhotra’s latest collection is a celebration of opulence. With rich jewel tones in hues of deep blue and ruby red, the use of silks and velvets with antique embellishments takes us back to this classic period in style


SABZ

HAUTE COUTURE By appointment only 416 520 1372 . www.fb.com/sabzcouture . sabzhautecouture@live.com


SABZ

HAUTE COUTURE

By appointment only 416 520 1372 . www.fb.com/sabzcouture . sabzhautecouture@live.com

By appointment only 416 520 1372 . www.fb.com/sabzcouture . sabzhautecouture@live.com


MYSTIC

Metallics

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: NAV SINGH, EI PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR & MAKE UP BY: SHIRLEY & MAGGIE WU, BEAUTY CONCEPT JEWELLERY: PRECIOUS COLLECTION BY MAIRA


Velvet blouse with sheer sleeves, Bombay Trendz Silver & Pearl Chandelier Earrings, Precious Collection by Maira


Get the Look

WE LOVE this Audrey Hepburn-inspired look created by the lovely ladies at Beauty Concept Salon and Spa. To achieve this glamorous look, we added just the perfect touch of shimmer using Christian Dior’s MYSTIC METALLICS collection. The couture colour eye shadow palette features enchanting violet and silver hues, the other bewitching blue-greens and browns. Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadows have an incredibly sparkly and metallic look in a sophisticated range of shades from gun metal grey to smokey blue , Aventure, Cosmos, Etoile and Hypnotique. Mystic Metallics Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer: Destin


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www.frontierheritage.com 107 Kennedy Road South, Unit 1 Brampton, ON 905.796.0600

Frontier Heritage is the leading fashion boutique that has created its own identity in Canada, as a part of the Frontier Group, which has been around for over 6 decades in India, California and Canada. Frontier Heritage specializes in bridal wear, as well as other formal and casual Indian attire. Frontier Heritage does custom orders of beautiful outďŹ ts with their own manufacturing.

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Island

Style

PHOTOGRAPHY: NAV SINGH, EI PHOTOGRAPHY www.eiphotography.ca DIRECTED & STYLED BY: HARPREET PATEL HAIR & MAKE UP BY: RAV BRAR, www.ravbeautyconcepts.com


Hibiscus Snake Mix-and-match bikini (matching skirt also available): La Vie en Rose, www.lavieenrose.com Earrings, ring and multi-strand necklace: Precious Collection by Maira, www.preciousbymaira.com


White and lime Panta Pareo with Leaf Print and seashell embellishments by Water Tiger Mix-and-match Bika Swimwear Bikini With Double sash: www.bikabazaar.com. La Vie en Rose, www.lavieenrose.com Necklace & Earrings, JewelizeU Earrings & Bangles: Precious Collection by Maira www.jewelizeu.com www.preciousbymaira.com


Halter Tie pastel camouflage Bikini: La Vie en Rose, www.lavieenrose.com Necklace & Bangle: Precious Collection by Maira, www.preciousbymaira.com


Tropical Print Bikini: La Vie en Rose, www.lavieenrose.com Earrings & Bangles: Precious Collection by Maira www.preciousbymaira.com


Stylish Stationary

ONLINE Now that we are fully immersed in the age of online buying, shoppers can find just about anything they need on the wonderful world wide web. What’s more - their items are then shipped to their front door with the simple click of a button. But would you ever think of ordering something as personal and customized as wedding stationary? A unique company in India called Parekh Cards has been doing this for many years and has perfected the process for couples all around the world! Read on to find out how you can design stylish stationary and have it shipped to you as you plan the wedding of your dreams from the comfort of your home!

Looking for unique Indian designs for your wedding stationary but can’t travel half-way around the world to get them? Well look no further! Parekh Cards, a leader in the Indian wedding card market for over two decades will design, create and deliver the stationary of your dreams right to your door step! Drawing upon India’s cultural diversity and beauty, Parekh Cards specializes in stationary to fit any couple’s taste. From Traditional Hindu, Muslim and Sikh invitations to contemporary and interfaith designs, there is something to suit all tastes on Parekh’s site. So it’s not surprising that their range of clients includes everyone from top Bollywood stars to industrial tycoons, including International clients from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. To date, that’s a grand total of over 35,000 International customers! You may be wondering how something as personal as wedding stationary can be customized over the internet. Let us tell you about Parekh’s process. Couples and families looking for wedding invites and accompanying stationary for their events can first peruse parekhcards.com to

DID YOU KNOW?... ParekhCards.com has shipped to over 35,000 international customers including Bollywood stars!

www.ParekhCards.com

view an array of their design concepts. Here you will find everything from wedding invitations and rsvp cards, to place cards, gift bags and sweet boxes. Within the Parekh e-commerce site you will find a buying experience that will make you feel as though you are purchasing from within the India showroom itself! The online support system allows the team of over 50 associates to interact with the customer in real time to answer any questions you may have. Combine that with an online cost calculator, a well-defined delivery schedule and safe payment options, and you’ve saved yourself a lot of work and travel to design the stationary of your dreams. But wait …. You’re wondering how you can be sure that the cards you receive are actually going to arrive looking like what you had ordered online right? To facilitate viewing samples before placing the online order, Parekh is currently offering a special promotion to waive International Shipping charges on samples for clients who design their stationary via parekhcards.com. Visit www.parekhcards.com today to view their wide range of custom stationary options offered at manufacturers prices directly from India.


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AN EXCLUSIVE LINE OF CUSTOM DESIGNER WEDDING AND PARTY WEAR


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[REAL-LIFE KISMET]

Linda & Tim September 21st, 2013 PHOTOS BY: EI PHOTOGRAPHY

“When I pushed the door open, he was standing there…in a candlelit room with music and roses. It was beautiful and I knew in that moment that this was going to be something I’d never forget. He told me things every girl dreams of hearing and then got down on one knee and opened the box to a custom designed pave princess cut engagement ring. He asked me to be his wife. I was really emotional and it was a perfect moment. “


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“For the ceremony, we decided on a fairytale theme where everything would be white with soft tones to make it feel heavenly. We included a lot of florals and sparkle to complete the look. Walking into the room and down the aisle felt like a dream.�

Photography: EI Photography DJ / Entertainment: Empire Entertainment Ceremony Decor: Karma Design Studio


For our reception, we went with a contemporary theme with water elements. The room included rich purples, black, white, florals and a lot of bling! It was perfect. A highlight was definitely our custom white dance floor with a monogram created just for us. I was big on personalizing our wedding and this was the finishing touch.

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Reception Decor: Diya Decor Cake: Fine Cakes by Zehra Reception Venue: Grand Empire Banquet & Convention Centre


[REAL-LIFE KISMET]

Neesha & Indy October 12th, 2013

PHOTOS BY: EI PHOTOGRAPHY


A UNIQUE IDEA: Indy and Neesha had a painter create the unique canvases pictured below to capture the wedding of their dreams. The paintings were displayed just outside of their reception hall for guests to admire.

We went to the lakeshore in Oakville where there was a comic painter who asked if he could practice on us. As we were waiting he drew Indy and I, but as he went to hand me the painting, he switched it with another picture previously done of Indy on his knee proposing! As I looked up Indy was already on his knee with the ring in his hand. He said the most beautiful things and I was completely in shock!


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DJ / Entertainment: Nspire Sound


[REAL-LIFE KISMET]

Reshma & Sachin PHOTOS BY: ELEMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY August 11th, 2011

Reshma and Sachin spent the week at the RIU Negril and chose The Spa Retreat as the venue for their wedding and reception. The highlights of their wedding week in Jamaica included: taking their guests on a private catamaran to begin the celebrations, having a beautifully decorated sangeet on the beach, the amazing Jamaican Indian fusion cuisine prepared by the chefs at the Blue Mahoe Restaurant at the Spa Retreat. Guests enjoyed dancing the night away under the stars and ending the evening by releasing lanterns into the sky. It truly was a dream come true! Wedding Venue: The Spa Retreat, Negril Jamaica Cinematography: Elements Photography.ca Decor: Tai Flora


She’s from Canada, he’s from California, they met in Panama....and got married in Jamaica! Having met in a tropical country and having a love for travel, beaches and the sun, the couple decided to have a small wedding in Negril, Jamaica where they could be married under the sun, overlooking the ocean alongside their close family and friends.


[REAL-LIFE KISMET]

Reema & Ashish November 29th, 2013

PHOTOS BY: RADISSON PHOTOGRAPHY


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Theme Night, Ceremony & Reception Decor: Diya Decor Hair & Make Up: LeSonne Bridals DJ: Empire Entertainment


WE LOVE THESE UNIQUE ‘DIY’ IDEAS: To enhance their vintage theme, Reema & Ashish implemented some unique DIY ideas to add a personal touch to the wedding festivities! Table numbers were created out of faux gold victorian mirrors. Numbers and quirky sayings were hand painted using frosted glass paint and stencils. Mint Jars were made at home by printing customized labels and adding cinnamon hearts. Hotel Gift Bags were also personalized at home using customizable labels. Jars and Bags purchased from Creative Bags, Mississauga. Avery brand labels were used for printing.


[REAL-LIFE KISMET]

Krishna & Harinder August 3rd, 2013

PHOTOS BY: ELEMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY


We knew that we wanted a fusion wedding that would represent both our Gujarati and Punjabi roots. Mission successful! We managed to take our guests on a ride from a traditional Garba and Dandia night to Jago and Boliyan at the reception, it was absolutely amazing!

When I opened my eyes, I saw the Toronto skyline around me and Harinder on his knees below me. There was a blue rose on the table beside us, which just made everything complete. It was beyond perfect! As he spoke his heart, I couldn’t stop thinking how surreal it all was. Shocked and filled with emotion, I said “OMG” and then said yes!


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CAKE: Fine Cakes by Zehra HAIR & MAKEUP: Gargi, Vasanti Cosmetics


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[e-SHOOT STYLE] “Since we are both lovers of fashion and all things contemporary, we thought that a ‘high fashion’ type e-shoot would be the perfect reflection of our personal style.”

Shelly & Rajiv ‘Big City Style’

PHOTOS BY: ELEMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY


The vision for our e-shoot was simplewe wanted to steer clear of the ‘typical’ engagement shoots consisting of a park, or bench, or walking down the street with snapshots of the couple. Since we are both lovers of fashion and all things contemporary, we thought that a ‘high fashion’ type engagement shoot at a trendy and upscale venue like the Thompson Hotel would be perfect for us! The end result, in our view is that it turned out to be just that; we have had many friends and family comment that it looks like a fashion spread out of a high end magazine! Both of our ‘Type A’ personalities combined with the fact that we are both perfectionists definitely influenced the look and feel of the shoot. We love the view of the CN Tower in the backgound ... You can’t get that view of Toronto just anywhere and the weather was absolutely perfect that day!!


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“I arrived at the waterfront and Kartik was there waiting for me with roses. We walked along the harbourfront, he got down on one knee and the rest is, as we say, history.”

Gemma & Kartik June 22nd, 2013

PHOTOS BY: FIVE RIVERS STUDIO


Planning our wedding was very enjoyable and absolutely beautiful! We had an outdoor ceremony at West River Convention Centre where the greenery is so lush in the summer months. Our decor tied the colour of our outfits to our drapery to even the jai mala’s. Perhaps the most memorable event at our wedding was that it rained heavily throughout the ceremony, hindering many of our plans. Although people deem it a blessing, most brides would hope for sunny dry skies. I will never forget that moment of making my entrance and seeing the downpour, wondering not only how but if the ceremony would proceed. Walking down the aisle, I saw a sea of faces, drenched to the core but in great spirits cheering for us to go on. Kartik and I will never forget the incredible support of all our family and friends which helped to remind us that whether or not things go perfectly on your big day, what matters most of all, is the union of two people, two friends, one love.


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HAIR & MAKEUP: Shirley Wu Beauty Concept DJ: Nspire Sound LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Band Baja Brass


[REAL-LIFE KISMET]

Reema Nina &&Kunaal Ashish September October 12th, 8th, 2013 2012

PHOTOS PHOTOS BY: RADISSON BY: G PHOTO PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO


Cake & Cupcakes By: Just Temptations

“We wanted a memorable wedding full of vibrant colours, great food, awesome music and perpetual energy to set the stage for a weekend of partying with family and friends. We decided that the entertainment for the events would all be performances by friends and family to engage as many people as possible in the festivities.�


PHOTO I DAVE & CHARLOTTE, LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Fairmont Royal York

The Fairmont Royal York is truly unforgettable, just like your special day should be. Let our experts create the fairytale wedding you’ve always imagined. Only we can create a spectacular event that will bring all of your wedding dreams to life.

Contact our wedding manager, Katy Elliott, katy.elliott@fairmont.com, 416 860 5092 to help design your dream wedding.

Concert Hall


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

PHOTOGRAPHY: NAV SINGH, EI PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR & MAKE UP BY: RAV BRAR BEAUTY CONCEPTS & RUCHIKA VERMA, LESONNE BRIDALS VENUE: FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL, TORONTO


This page and opposite: clothing and jewellery by BOMBAY TRENDZ Hair & Make Up: LeSonne Bridals


This page and opposite: Clothing by FRONTIER HERITAGE Hair & Make Up: LeSonne Bridals


This page and opposite: Clothing By: FRONTIER HERITAGE Hair & Make Up: LeSonne Bridals


Queen

For the Day PHOTOGRAPHY: NAV SINGH, EI PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR & MAKE UP BY: RAV BRAR BEAUTY CONCEPTS & RUCHIKA VERMA, LESONNE BRIDALS VENUE: FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL, TORONTO

Clothing (this page): CTC West Hair & Make Up: Left - Rav B Beauty Concepts Right - LeSonne Bridals


THIS LOOK Created by LeSonne Bridals Clothing (this page & Opposite ): CTC West


THIS LOOK Created by Rav B Beauty Concept


Clothing By: JIVA COUTURE Hair & Make Up By: Rav B Beauty Concept


This Page & Opposite, Clothing By: JIVA COUTURE Hair & Make Up By: Rav B Beauty Concept


What’s your


What’s your HONEYMOON STYLE?

[TREND REPORT]

ARCHANA KOCHHAR

With so many couples choosing to celebrate their vows on a backdrop of palm trees and waves, destination weddings are quickly becoming a hot trend on the wedding scene. Spending a week under the sun and on the sand means trading in some of those salwars and sarees for swimsuits and sarongs! So we with hit the runways of India Resortwear Fashion Week in search of some of the latest trends in tropically-inspired fashion. Here’s what we found!


[TREND REPORT]

MALINI RAMANI


[TREND REPORT]

BABITA MALKANI


Style Profile SATYA PAUL CANADA Satya Paul is a brand that has become synonymous with high fashion, elegance and the modern South Asian Woman. What makes Satya Paul so unique when compared to other designer brands? Satya Paul is a premier designer label synonymous with signature prints, evocatively feminine designs and timeless style that has established itself as a global brand, unhindered by national boundaries. Satya Paul has achieved an inimitable style. The look is distinguished and identifiable on the street. Every collection centers around a fashion-forward theme, keeping the brand abreast of each season’s trends and looks.

Satya Paul sets its own trends – our spring/summer line up is a fusion of the old and the new with an asian inspired theme – SUMIE and CRYSTAL SUNSET – both of which are an interplay of colour, shine and graphics. The colours are vibrant and electric – neon greens, rich deep pinks and shimmery reds, majestic oranges and the list goes on.

The brand caters to the confident, modern, professional woman of any age. It takes our ethnicity and molds it into the very diverse and multi-cultural world we live in, speaking to the ethnic in all of us but especially to the fusion that we all strive to achieve and live by in the modern world. Different is definitely IN!

While Satya Paul is synonymous with sarees, the line has expanded to include anarkalis, suits, lenghas, lengha sarees and gowns. Still, I’d have to say the saree remains the highest sought after today. Historically, the saree has been seen as highly traditional but with much sex appeal. Today, the saree is seen as much more. It is seen as a new age ethnic gown that allows the modern woman to strike that fine balance between our two cultures while continuing to embrace and relish our rich Indian heritage. This fusion has led to more and more fascination with the saree most especially as we explore the numerous fabulous modern and non-traditional ways to wear the saree and/or accessorize and pair up with.

Fashion is always changing and Satya Paul is a brand that always manages to stay ahead of the times. Can you share with us some of the evolution of the Satya Paul brand over the years - where it started from and where it is today in terms of the trends and styles?

The saree is seen today in a completely different light – no longer the traditional dress of our ancestors, the saree today can grace any modern day event. The look and feel of the saree has evolved and will continue to epitomise the best of both our cultures. Being synonymous with bold and exquisite style, colour and prints

Evolution of the SATYA PAUL Saree

The ‘Trouser’ Saree (AW’02): Hand painted fabric was draped over structured trousers to ensure comfort for the wearer. Textile fabrications were that of confident brush strokes in order to compliment the modern drape.

The ‘Hexivaram’ Saree (Bridal Collection, 2009): This collection took inspiration from the ornate Kanjivarams of South India, which were recreated through high-quality digital prints on fine silks.

The ‘Churidaar’ Saree (AW’10): was divided into an embellished churidaar with a pre-pleated fall. Perfect for an active wedding calendar, the churidaar Saree became an ideal outfit for cocktail evenings.

The ‘Suspender’ Saree (AW’13): was designed to celebrate the brand’s ideal muse – bold, flirtatious, fun, opinionated & comfortable in her skin. Divided palazzos of the Suspender Saree eases movement and the unstitched pallu can be styled as a stole.


each of our creations is a timeless piece of elegance and flair. The brand stands for everything that a confident woman is – it stands for an expression of personal style through our clothes and designs. Each Satya Paul piece is carefully crafted to add that glamour and glitz to today’s confident woman and her life. A Satya Paul piece is a ‘must have’; a collectors item if you will. Various celebrities have worked with Satya Paul over the past few years, namely Lisa Ray who we greatly admire and most recently Masaba Gupta to create a very unique line. What is the inspiration behind some of these lines? Lisa Ray is an internationally acclaimed and award winning actress, model, host and cancer advocate who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma wore a custom-made Satya Paul georgette sari highlighted with traditional gota-patti work on her wedding day. “Living with Multiple Myeloma, I have learned that the progress of the human spirit doesn’t stop with obstacles and challenging circumstances. I want to share my message of victory and love with others, so I am partnering with Satya Paul to present a line of saris that capture the intimate and celebratory emotions of my wedding. The collection is also themed around universal qualities that helped me to rise above, like Phoenix Rising, Hope and Faith,” said Ray. A portion of the sales from this collection in Canada will benefit the Molly and David Bloom Chair in Multiple Myeloma Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. And, more exciting news for us! Masaba Actress Lisa Ray in Satya Paul HOPE Saree Gupta, the extremely talented and inspirational designer in her own right is now at the helm of Satya Paul’s design team. Masaba’s inspiration .... ‘I would give credit to my mixed cultural heritage and roots. I’ve learnt a lot from my mother, she loves customizing and personalizing everything she buys and wears. Hence i never wanted to stick to being strictly traditional indian or western .I try to incorporate a contemporary look and feel , at the same time use fabrics and drapes from across different cultures of India. As young designers it is important to focus on India. At the same time we don’t have to go all ethnic and overdo the gota and zardosi! There is so much we can do with weaves and also village embroideries. I am one of the few young designers to do saris, albeit with pockets! That’s the thing about my clothes — they are so ageversatile. A mom and daughter can walk into my store and pick up things from the same collection.’ Masaba’s dream, ‘to create a shiny new appeal, lure a younger au-

dience into seeing the sari as more than just a chance to play dressup during sangeet season.’ Satya Paul is a brand that is sought out all over the globe and I’m happy to say that after many years of waiting we finally have a Satya Paul showroom here in Canada! How do the pieces showcased here in Canada differ from the ones we might see in India? In November 2012, Satya Paul Canada opened its first flagship store in Toronto. The 1,250 square footstore carries an extensive range of Satya Paul products which includes saris in vibrant crepes, chiffons and georgettes. The collection also includes anarkalis, salwar suits, blouses, kurtis, kaftans, scarves, stoles, bags and clutches as well as a men’s accessories line that include ties, cufflinks, pocket squares and tie boxes. The bridal collection by Satya Paul is also available at the Toronto store. This line reflects an interplay of rich fabrics, fine embroidery and embellishments that come together to create the perfect trousseau. The ensembles, with elaborate embroidery such as zardozi, patchwork, appliqué, are exclusive to Satya Paul Canada. The collections showcased in North America are geared for our market – the North American sensibility as well as climate and season. “Satya” by Satya Paul is a brand new collection especially designed and created for North America. This line is broad based with our unique prints and colours at the forefront. The pieces are easy to wear, elegant yet fun and sassy and come with print highlights and embellished blouses. This line includes sarees, ready made blouses and anarkalis. Now available in Canada, this line boasts a very attractive price points that will appeal to all ages and budgets.

Satya Paul Canada Flagship Store

Let’s not forget about the men. What do you offer in terms of men’s fashion? Satya Paul carries an exclusive line of accessories for men that includes ties, pocket squares and cufflinks which perfectly complement the colours and collections from the Satya Paul women’s line. For inquiries - Canada and the USA: SATYA PAUL CANADA, 905-455-PAUL / 1-855-455-PAUL


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