July 2010

Desh Videsh July 2010 – Cover Story
Wedding Story - Nilu and Jay Patel

Wedding Story – Nilu and Jay Patel

~ by Nilu Patel ~ THE BEGINNING: We met exactly one year before our wedding date, at a restaurant in downtown Chicago. We decided to get married about three months later. As soon as we met, we knew we were made for each other. THE PROPOSAL I came home from work on a Friday and found Jay in my condo …

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Wedding Stories

Wedding Stories

As I mentioned in this month’s Editor’s View, the Desh-Videsh wedding special truly gets me and the team excited! While working on the wedding stories, I get to talk with newlyweds who are full of joy and excited to start their newly wedding life. This issue brings you three very unique stories. Let me start with Jay and Nilu. A …

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The Perfect Wedding - Ekta and Dino

The Perfect Wedding – Ekta and Dino

By Ekta and Dino Edited by: Lovejeet Alexander The Love Story It was on a dance floor during a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas when Dino and Ekta met for the first time. The party, hosted by Young Sindhi Adults (YSA), offered the two fun-loving people the perfect chance to befriend each other. The following week of long …

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Cruise Destination Wedding - Shaadi at Sea

Cruise Destination Wedding – Shaadi at Sea

  ~ By Kirsten Sanche ~ A cruise ship offers not only an impressive location, but also the service and attention to detail that are needed to make your wedding unforgettable. Some of the most memorable cruises that I have experienced as a Carnival Cruise Lines representative have been the Indian weddings. We recently had the pleasure of welcoming the …

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Tanaz and Gustad's Wedding Story

Tanaz and Gustad’s Wedding Story

On a bright sunny day, Tanaz was getting ready to have lunch with Gustad – a normal weekend affair the duo had been following for more than two years now. She was used to long comforting walks and spending quality time with Gustad in Central Park followed by feasts. However something inside her said this was special. What could possibly …

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Planning your Perfect Wedding Mehendi

Planning your Perfect Wedding Mehendi

~ by Amber Temkin ~ Maybe you have seen this… A lovely bride with a gorgeous dress, beautiful hair, makeup, jewelry and then you see her hands … drab mehndi that looks like it was scribbled on as an afterthought. You change the subject quickly and compliment her on her beautiful diamond ring, all the while thinking how sad that …

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Royal Embellishment

Royal Embellishment

No matter what you are wearing for your wedding, Indian or western, lehnga-choli or gown, kundan jewelry will set you apart from the crowd with its sheer brilliance and exclusivity. Stay away from the staid gold and diamond sets for your special day. Instead, turn your gaze towards an ancient style of jewelry, which refuses to lose its sheen. Unlike …

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Dulhan the Diva

Dulhan the Diva

The avant-garde bridal collection in all its glittering glory showcased during the recent fashion weeks by internationally acclaimed Indian designers corroborates that lehnga-cholis, still the most sought-after wedding trousseau, have undergone scintillating twists. What’s more, with its fast-evolving fashion trend, the bridal sari fad refuses to die too! Selecting the right wedding trousseau, from the wide glitzy range, is the …

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