Hey everyone! I think this site is fab you lush! I'm so excited to be registered as a B2B blogger! This is my first blog, ever. I hope to network with a lot of you lovelies, as you are SO very creative, open and really helpful.
ok - here goes ... I'm an Australian born woman, teaching is my profession. I'm a principal of a performing arts academy for kids, and I love my job! I also love my wonderful fiance.
After living my whole 27 yrs in Australia, I've fallen in love with an old school, traditional Indian man who takes his culture very seriously. For me, an Indian wedding is a fairytale, and I'm looking forward to planning this colourful, vibrant, authentic Indian wedding with a fusion of my unique, modern, wow-factor taste.
So those of you who are non-indian, there are some pretty different happenings when it comes to an indian wedding. Traditionally, the bride wears red and gold. Her brother/s walk her down the isle - and this is after the grand entrance of the groom (in India this is often on horseback) complete with dholi (indian drum), trumpets, high energy and all the groom's side (called the Bharat) are to come parading down the street, to the wedding site, dancing, singing, laughing, clapping, woohoo'ing ... it's mayhem. We (bridal party) welcome the bharat with a small ceremony in front of the hall/venue, before they are accepted into the space as VIP guests.
The bride's entrance is soft, slow, musical and beautiful. The wedding itself takes 45min-1hr (some go for 3 hours, so I am lucky!); and the trick will be to keep 500 people engaged, entertained and part of the wedding.
We have opted for the wedding and reception to be rolled into the one afternoon/evening. So there will be buffet tables, caterers, a dj, dance floor and mingle space.
Guest list = 500. There's no getting around that :P All guests need to be seated banquet style, dinner provided, and since I was 12 my vision has remainsed a garden wedding complete with marquees, fairy lights, sunset colours, mystery, magic, a little mayhem and one hell of a party :) I need YOUR help to keep me from turning my wedding into a circus!!
So to break it down:
Guest list: 500
Time span: 7-8hrs
WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR:
I have a venue booked - A flat, manicured space of both grass and pavement. It's right on the river, smack-bang opposite the city, so the view is absolute and the space is large enough to fit marquees in a U shape, with the mandap (stage where wedding ceremony takes place) in the top-centre, with the river and city skyline behind it. There is also enough space for the caterers, two buffet tables, the dj and even a dance floor (plus a kids area!), so I am very happy with this!
Now for ... everything else! haha :) 284 days til the wedding!!
Any ideas, people? Watch this space!!
p.s my apologies for writing such a novel sized intro - promise to try to keep it shorter and sweeter in the future ;)