August 2008

Desh Videsh August 2008 – Cover Story

Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a Wedding Photographer

So, you’re getting married… exciting, yet daunting all at the same time! Along with “am I really ready to spend the rest of my life with this guy?” you’re probably also thinking about the million different things that go into planning a wedding. Thoughts may even be wandering to life after your special day. Many couples believe that photos from …


Desh Videsh August 2008
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Wedding Planning

How to Plan a Perfect Wedding

How to Plan a Perfect Wedding

While marriages are said to be made in Heaven, these days, the actual ceremonies are made to look heavenly on this Earth itself. A marriage is not only the union of two souls, but it also brings together extended families, friends, and acquaintances of both the bride and the groom under a common platform. The wedding ceremony itself actually solemnizes …

Wedding Planning, Incredible Indians

Indian Art & Artist

Indian Art & Artist By Amit Talati

We are just returning from a niece’s wedding in Cleveland, OH (in case you are wondering, yes, the groom arrived on a magnificent white horse, followed by a procession led by a dholi). Another niece has her big day in October … 2008 seems to be the year of nieces tying the knot! Many things have changed over the years …



Saptapadi: The Seven Vows of Hindu Wedding

Saptapadi Hindu Wedding marriage knot northeasterly direction Besides the religious meaning behind the significant seven steps also called Saptapadi, there is also a mathematical rationale on performing the seven rounds circling the fire. A circle is 360 degrees and all numbers between 1 and 9 divide into 360 except the number 7. It becomes a non-terminating number, hence symbolizing the marriage …

Wedding Planning

Invitations Set the tone for your wedding

Wedding Cards

Weddings require a lot of planning, something you may not have thought about when you said yes! Of course, all this work will pay off in the end – a lifetime of happiness with your soul mate. Getting through the process of planning is just step along the way. One critical task during the planning process that requires time, effort, …