Friday, July 24, 2009

Mehendi Day Party and Decorations!

Continuing the topic of wedding decorations, I am posting some pictures of my cousin R's Mehendi day that I organised for her last year. It was a major success. You might remember this post of the Mehendi Day Invitations. Since the theme was blue and green, we expected all the guests to arrive in either blue or green. Can you believe it everyone including the oldies followed the dress code so well!!!!!!

Considering the beautiful colourful sarees available in India, I was really happy that everyone stuck to the dress code....some were even so nice that they actually bought new clothes and sarees just for the occasion!

All this was not possible if we did not have all the cousins, uncles and aunties helping me with the decorations!!!!So thanks to u all!
For the decorations, we used blue and green rectangle cardboards (leftover pieces from the invitation card) and continued the designs of the card on them with block printing, glitters and kundan stones. We also stuck colour papers and balloons (again in blue and green) all over the walls. Gorgeous Marigold Flowers adorned the whole place. I personally think they are the best flowers for decoration because they stay for 2-3 days. I used them in Urli, on the shelves and on the stairs.
We also used beautiful green and blue sarees of my grandmother for the windows and wow!!! the whole room looked so festive!!!!
I planned a small party favor for everyone who had come to the occasion. We bought this small jute purse in lovely colors at Jute Cottage in Bangalore and stuck a small note of ''Thank you'' tags on them.

While all of us were in blue and green, the bride was in a beautiful pink thread work saree which looked absolutely gorgeous among the blues and greens.

All in all it turned out to be a great party, a memorable one for all of us with lotsa good food, music, games, dance, gifts and not to forget the MEHENDI.

Most of all I have to thank my Uncle and Aunt for sponsoring the whole event without which I could not have done anything!!!!!!

Hope you all like this post and derive some ideas from here!

Have a great weekend!!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Towel Wedding Cake

I made this Towel Wedding Cake as part of decoration for my cousin R's wedding last year! There are so many websites which teach you how to make a wedding towel cake. This one here gives step by step instruction.

I used 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 face towels and few large safety pins. Final decoration is up to ur imagination. You can do wonders with just a few satin ribbons, roses, pearl strings, organza ribbons.....and the result is there for you to see. I chose the couple doll such that they match the silk roses and ribbons I had. Everyone who attended the wedding just loved it so much that they actually thought it was a real cake! haha

Hope you all like it too and would not shy away from trying this!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Color pencils on paper

This week's topic on INSPIRE ME THURSDAY is Owl and I found this beautiful bird on this website called Nature Photo-cz. You will find some amazing photos here by some incredible photographers! I drew this owl from a photo by Jiri Bohdal!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Oil and Acrylics

Turquiose and Silver

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

First Oil painting!

"Malabar Lady"

This is an Oil reproduction of RAJA RAVI VERMA's "Malabar Lady".