Archive for December, 2008

Check out Benzer. They have clothing for both men and women and jewelry! 




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Check out Anju Modi’s designs. The pieces have a great ethereal fairy tale look. 


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This design studio is based in Sugar Land, TX. Noureen is the designer. A few weeks ago I visited her studio and looked at the pieces. She had one saree in particular that I loved!

It was a sabya-like saree with a triple brocade border, a solid colored saree and a brocade blouse.

I can’t find a website, but here is the contact info from facebook.

Basic Info

AURA – A private label featuring a limited and exclusive collection of sarees, suits, indo-westerns, and accessories.

AURA – Contemporary flair with a traditional touch makes this label an eclectic combination; featuring one-of-a-kind designs, customized for perfection.

Noureen Dawoodani
Designer/ Stylist

Contact Info

Sugar Land, TX

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My fiance and I love tea, especially Rooibos! One idea we have for guest favors is personalized tea blends. We were thinking of creating a special summer tea blend wince the wedding is in the summer. Here are some companies we have looked at.



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Cool idea to get the guests talking. It’s helpful for guests to see how they are connected.



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A mandap is a wedding altar. It is where the most important wedding rights occur. In the past, the mandap was made out of bamboo from the bride’s village, and now it is made out of PVC pipes, cloth and flowers. Your decorator should handle the following for the wedding day:

– Mandap

– Aisle

– Welcome Table

– Centerpieces

– Garlands

– Car Decor

I have been talking to a  a few vendors in the Houston area and I wanted to share some of their work. We are still trying to decide on our vendor.



Mandap Creations

They are a great group of people and have excellent reviews online. I met with them this past weekend and I really like their selection. They have a range of columns to choose from, high-quality cloth, and statues and accessories to set the stage. They are very open and honest.


Nu Trend

This decorator is not very organized, but if you are very explicit with them, they do a good job. My cousin and a family friend used Nu Trend and their weddings were beautiful. They offer a great price, but you might have to take on a little more stress.

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