#WeddingSeries – Indian Inspired Wedding Cards by Made by Badal

Photographick Studios | www.photographick.com | 571-449-7468

// Cards by Made By Badal //

As you probably guessed by now, I loved the idea of cute, customized props for our wedding. From chalk boards to welcome signs, I had so much fun coming up with ideas and bringing them to life. One of the intentions Shiv and I set for our wedding was to have fun and make each event a celebration. It’s easy to get stressed out, take things too seriously, and get bogged down in the details during your wedding. Instead, we made a schedule and ideas that worked for us. Given my husband was laid back when it came to planning, I was able to indulge in my creatively quirky side. While some (ok most) ideas were a bit far fetched, the ideas we did decide on turned out so fun! For example, our photographer planned a first look shoot before our ceremony. We wanted the photos to be more casual and fun and not be too posed. We decided to write each other messages and exchange our cards at our first look.  We found fun Indian-inspired cards by Made By Badal. On Badal’s Etsy site, there are a wide variety of cards for us to pick from. My favorites are the Bridesmaids card, festival cards, and of course “Your Are My Favorite Ladoo”. Badal also designs items such as henna inspired table numbers, which we used during our reception!

[Read more…]

signature

DCSAFF – Opening Night Gala – Masaba look decoded

99

When I heard about the D.C. South Asian Film Festival, I was really excited to attend! When I saw the dates for the events,  I realized I had two commitments already on each day. As I looked at the logistics from place to place, I realized that the events were on opposites sides of town, I would be driving during rush hour and had little time to get ready before the events.

Typically, I would get stressed and try to do everything at once. With so much going on, I’ve finally learned I can’t do everything 100% all of the time – and to own that. Owning both the good and the bad feels like such a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

[Read more…]

signature

D.C. South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) – Day One

This weekend, I attended the third annual Washington D.C. South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF). Living outside of India (or even in India), it’s easy to think Indian film is synonymous with Bollywood. While I’m a big Bollywood fan, there are a lot of wonderful movies being made in India and outside that aren’t your “typical” Bollywood films.

DCSAFF celebrates alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian diaspora by providing filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work. These days it’s tough for South Asian films to gain an audience that do not have big name actors / actresses, songs, dances, and a big budget.

The festival features documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Global South Asian Community. DCSAFF  creates an environment where artists can exchange ideas with one another and interact with diverse audiences. Three days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, red carpet galas, and packed audiences build an awareness of South Asian cinema and add to the amazing cultural diversity of Washington D.C.

100

[Read more…]

signature