Nirali Magazine: Inspiring Asian Weddings

I've had this site bookmarked for ages - the link originally came from reading one of my earliest blog discoveries, Love Made Visible by Priya Patel who is also the Creative Director over at Nirali.

Nirali, which
means "different in many South Asian languages is the name of this
unique magazine tailored to South Asian Americans and Canadian readers.
Around since 2004, Nirali has been providing inspirational images -
with a wonderful focus on weddings.

All of us could use a little worldly inspiration provided by this online magazine - make sure to check out their wedding features for a global perspective on all things different.

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This bride's dress was so amazing - check out this story about how it came to be:


“Growing up here, you dream of the white wedding,” says Namrita.
“But I also wanted to look kind of like an Indian bride.” She found the
perfect compromise. Namrita bought a simple Renella De Fina dress,
which she then customized. “I incorporated my mom’s gold and fuchsia
wedding sari into it,” she says. Working with another designer in LA,
Namrita “cinched part of the gown up and sewed pleated sari material”
so it peeked out the sides of the dress. She accessorized with mehndi
on her hands (applied during a small, private event before the wedding)
and the traditional wedding jewelry that her mother wore 33 years
earlier.

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How spectacular is this Mehndi with glittered accents?

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Or this jeweled set of studded earrings and necklace featuring South Sea pearls from Jaipur Gems

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The Nirali Wedding Magazine features a comprehensive listing for purchasing your wedding attire - if you shopping locally in India or Pakistan. This shot from Karachi is just so full of beautiful colors.

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Make sure to also check out Raj Tents - its a wealth of inspiration for decor!

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photos by Holland Photo Arts,  Jay Seth and  Elizabeth Messina Photography

Posted on September 3, 2008 .