Galentine’s Day Giveaway with PajamaSutra!

Pajama Sutra Robe Giveaway

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Galentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Celebrating your closest girlfriends is such a great way to tell them how much their friendship means to you. On Galentine’s Day, I like to get my BFFs together for an evening filled with good food, wine, desserts, and lots of laughter. This year, our theme is slumber party! We are reliving our middle school days by wearing our pajamas, doing makeovers, and watching our favorite ‘girly’ movies (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, and Clueless are in the Netflix queue!). On Galentine’s Day, I love creating memories and spending time with the women who inspire me most. Now that I’m a mom, I value my friendships even more. Our BFF Whatsapp group is always there when I have a question, need advice, want to vent, or just be reminded that we are in this together. My Besties are my family and I am so thankful for our friendship. This year, I teamed up with my favorite lounge wear company Pajama Sutra to celebrate Galentine’s Day with you! We are giving away a robe for you AND your bestie. Here’s how to win!

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#DesignerSpotlight – LS Art & Illustration

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// Illustration by LS Art &Illustrations //

One of my favorite aspects of blogging is meeting creative and inspiring people. At the start of the year, I started noticing illustrations by LS Art & Illustration on Instagram. Lakshmi, founder of LS Art & Illustration, and I both share a passion for the arts, fashion, and South Asian culture. We soon connected and started chatting about ideas for a collaboration. I loved seeing  Lakshmi’s sketching of South Asian designers and muses. We soon agree that sketching one of my bridal looks would be the perfect way for Lakshmi to showcase her talent and share her sketches with readers. I love how she captured the design and flow of my sangeet outfit so vividly.  I also can’t wait to do a live sketching session when I back on the East Coast. I chatted with Lakshmi to learn more about her creativity and passion for sketching!

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#WeddingSeries – Indian Inspired Wedding Cards by Made by Badal

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// 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!

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Wedding Series – #KandSKnotItUp Reception

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Our intention for our reception was simple: have a blast! Let’s be honest, wedding planning can be stressful. Our reception was the perfect way to enjoy all the months of planning and spend time with our family and friends. We kept the program (speeches, performances, etc.) to a minimum and let our dance floor be the focus! With a laid back vibe, our reception was full of fun and one big party! Here a few highlights!

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Wedding Series – #KandSKnotItUp Ceremony

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Every bride has vision for their wedding day and I knew I wanted mine to be elegant, traditional, and fun! When picturing my wedding, I always knew I wanted an outdoor ceremony. We selected the Westfields Marriott for its beautiful terrace and colonial look and feel. While we knew there could be a chance of rain, we decided to hope for the best. In wedding planning and in life, I’ve learned that not everything happens exactly how you wish. You have to trust that whatever happens – happens for the best. Including rain on the morning of our wedding. Thankfully our friends and family were amazing and still danced in our Baraat (a groom’s outdoor wedding procession)! Our wedding planner Sagina saved the day by making sure our wedding ceremony was still as beautiful as we envisioned. Here a few of our favorite highlights!

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