Dapper and Opulent: Latest Wedding Outfits for Men

To-be grooms look forward to their most awaited day- wedding. A day when all the eyes are on you. And, it is a myth that only women have a variety of options in outfits than men when it comes to wedding shopping. Today’s men too have become picky just like women. And, why not? After all, there are so many marvelous styles that designers from around the country have given to the beau monde. With new-age designs coming in, you don’t have to stick to those usual pajama kurtas or sherwani, just have a look at the below styles and you will know what is in trend that can make you look different.

Here is a list of latest wedding runway-approved outfits for men, elegant and opulent, that you must buy for the grand day to look flattering.

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Dapper Attire Ideas for the Groom’s Best Friend

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Best Friend’s wedding not only calls for all the girls to get dolled up but, it also calls for the boys to go up on their style game. While women would start planning their outfits way in advance, men often leave their attires for the last (Bachelor’s party is to be planned on priority. The attire can still wait!) Even after the last minute attire planning, they magically manage to steal hearts away, cladding all the classiness that a groom’s best friend should emit. Just to make extra sure that you look your best for your best friend’s wedding, here are some attire ideas to spruce you up a little:

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5 ‘In the Budget’ Alternatives for a Destination Wedding

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You don’t know the back story of a big fat Indian wedding until you become a part of the organizing committee. That designer bridal lehenga and the finger licking food is not enough to satisfy your guests and entice them to talk about your wedding in the years to come. After the look of your wedding invite and the goodies you send along with it, the destination of your wedding is the next big judging point for your guests. If you plan a local wedding in the nearest banquet, you might not receive all the ‘wows’ you’d be expecting. Destination weddings are the trend of these times and that’s what many couples would love to have. But if you believe in making a nice wedding and an even better marriage, you would rather save finances for the future and not splurge them over a fancy destination. But there’s still a way to get that dream destination wedding without burning a hole in your pocket for the rest of your wedded life. Here are 5 ‘in the budget’ alternatives for a destination wedding:

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Top 5 Trends in Festive Men’s Fashion for Desi Boys to Take Cues From

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The month of festivities has just begun and while women have already gone all fest ready, our desi boys shouldn’t be far behind. Stunning Indian clothing for men have already started ramping across runways and we are so sure that festivities have splurged all over the latest men’s fashion. It’s time all you boys turn on your desi charm and go all out with your Indian style. You guy’s will surely love it. The mantra this festive season is to enjoy some fusion and that’s why, the latest festive fashion for men is classic Indian culture blended with modern motifs. If you want to be a huge hit this festive season, here are the top 5 festive trends for you to take inspiration from:

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Five ways to do a Contemporary Lehenga This Wedding Season

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The wedding season has just begun and your house must be swarming with wedding invites. What accompanies the excitement is the look you’d clad for the occasion (and also, all the food you’d be hogging). For all you fashionistas, there is no better occasion to turn on your desi charm and set your style spirit free. If you have embraced the modern Indian fashion, you should totally check out the all new range of designer lehengas that have hit the style world. They blend the traditional Indian jazz with modern silhouettes and churn out an outfit which is nothing short of pure glamour. Instead of going with the classic, experiment with something contemporary this wedding season. And if you want to take some cues, here are the five ways of doing a contemporary lehenga this wedding season:

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Why Think Twice Before Getting into an Arranged Marriage?

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They say, ‘Marriages are made in heaven and fixed on earth’. The saying is actually true for girls in India. Our parents find that match for us and we just say yes trusting their choice. But are you really ready to say ‘Yes’? It is a lifetime decision and you need to make sure that the person is actually worth you. It is just not a bad idea to think twice. After all it’s your life and you have the right to choose your partner. He might be the best thing that ever happened or a worst mistake that cannot be omitted. So better sure than sorry girls! Get the answers to all of these questions before getting into this puddle of life.

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Must Have Silver Jewellery For The Wedding Season!

Must Have Silver Jewellery For The Wedding Season!

Silver Jewellery certainly has the power of seduction over anyone looking or wearing one. You’re mesmerized and hooked. It is their elegance, refinement and luxe that just make you cringe at the thought of having to part with such a piece of art. Or the desire to buy one and wear it all the time, overwhelms you.

And why not indulge in such pleasures after all?  They do stand the test of time in fashion, beauty, class and especially value. It’s the perfect synonym for glamour, beauty, stunning and shimmering. And when it comes to Silver Jewellery there are such astonishing options that are sure to grab you some lime light at those rocking parties.

Modernized or Heritage designs, anything in Silver looks as beautiful as a dream. Perfect when paired with a Solid White or Black (or any solid colour) Ethnic apparel. It doesn’t fail giving that perfect Indian boho feel.

Jewellery from ETA JEWELS – Ahmedabad.

An Earring & Ring set in its most simplistic form, but the amount of bold appeal it makes, is marvellous. Such pieces are meant to make your boring ethnics go OOHH-LA-LA!

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For those of you who are literal gold diggers, such options are the best. Nothing better than a Gold & Silver combination. The elegance quotient is sure to rise with such master pieces & so is your beauty. 

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Delicate darlings who love those trinket-ish pieces with intricate designs & are huge fan of layering must try such styles. Wearing these pretty silver pieces on a high neck top or kurta could allow your jewellery to dominate and let it do the talking. A simple colour play of contrasts never harmed anyone, in fact enhances the look.

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If you aim to have that head turning moment & earn some jealous filled stares from around, go for a silver STATEMENT PIECE. Some intricate heritage inspired designs could work best for that matter. In this case, it’s important to let your outfit be extra subtle & single-hue to achieve best effects.

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You can always look synonymous to elegance when you adorn something that is breath-taking & priceless & adds up to your beauty. These silver beauties need no company to seek attention. They are sheer amalgamation of delicate with bold appearance.

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You are sure to be a hot topic around when you go bold with a long Silver chunky piece. They have this super power to make anyone look gorgeous. Wear it with a saree, kurta, western top or gowns, it can make any outfit look more appealing than it actually is.

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So ladies, remember… as Diamonds have been our friends since ages, silver could be as powerful as they are. So glam up your festive & wedding looks this new year with a dash of Silver only at LimeRoad!

#staytuned & make sure you follow me for many more fashion filled stories.

Till then, signing off – Vishwa Bhavsar from A CUP OF VISH!

Unconventional Gifts For Your Best Friend’s Wedding

Unconventional Gifts For Your Best Friend’s Wedding

Gifting, in general, can sometimes be a difficult process, but wedding gifts for your best friends can often be even tougher especially if you want to do something different. When your friend is taking that big step of solidifying their lifelong commitment of love to each other, you want to surely make it special in your own way. Of course, the regular stores at the malls or a visit to a home store cannot really suffice. So, here are some offbeat ideas to please your friend and congratulate them on commencement of life’s beautiful journey.

Weekend Getaway 

A gift for your friend would make complete sense if it can be shared with the partner. So, there is nothing better than gifting them a weekend escape that has a validity of a year or so. Your friend would love to take time off the busy social scene post-dinner and take a little break. You can ask other friends to contribute to making it bigger and better by booking a special dinner, spa package or the mode of transportation to get there, depending on your budget. But, this is something that is totally enjoyable, memorable and gift-worthy!

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Weekend Escape

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Photo Collage

What separates a good gift from a great one- either it is extremely useful or deeply sentimental…so depending on how your best friend would really like it, you should choose between the two. If you think they will appreciate a photo collage of all your memories since teens or even before then go ahead and create one. A trip down the memory lane can not only be a sentimental one but something they would cherish for a lifetime. If your friend has had a long courtship, you could even do a collage of pictures of the couple sharing some lovely moments together. That can make for a beautiful wall-art for their home.

Customized Mugs, Pillow Covers & Even Crockery!

What can be better than gifting the gorgeous couple things they’ll cherish forever, that’ll remind them of their unconditional love every day, rather than just on wedding anniversaries?! Trust us when we say, they’ll always thank you for these thoughtful gifts!

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Gift a Membership

Instead of a thing, gift them an experience that they will use for a long time. For instance- a health club membership, a spa membership, a club membership. This will help the couple find time to do something together day in and day out, and thank you for it.

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Club Membership

Wine with a Purpose

If your friend and the partner loves wines, then there is nothing better than gifting them three exotic wines each to be opened on an anniversary. Get a personalised case with their initials on it. They will love you for it!

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Exclusive Wine Case

Exclusive clicks from Masaba Gupta & Madhu Mantena’s Wedding

Exclusive clicks from Masaba Gupta & Madhu Mantena’s Wedding

Celebrity designer Masaba Gupta got married to her beau Madhu Mantena in the presence of family and close friends from the fraternity. Masaba is the daughter of the veteran actress, director & producer Neena Gupta & cricketer Vivian Richards. Her wedding was a grand three-day gala with a-list attendees from Bollywood including Alia Bhatt, Athiya Shetty, Huma Qureshi, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Shahid & Mira Kapoor to name a few.

 

The Love Affair:

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Masaba and Madhu got to know each other through common friends. They had been dating each other since quite some time. The couple decided to announce their relation to the world in a private ceremony held in March 2015. They soon decided to host a grand wedding ceremony and here it is! It all started with mehendi & pre-bridal shower, read on for more on her marriage.

 

Masaba’s Mehendi:

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Masaba chose to host Mehendi at her house while other events like sangeet, wedding and reception were held at five-star hotels in the suburbs. She chose white attire with gold block prints, whereas Madhu wore a green kurta with black pajama. Both complemented each other well.

 

Bridal Shower:

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Her Bridal Shower was more of an intimate affair limited to close friends. Guests were spotted in floral tiaras and “M” sign gifts.

Engagement Extravagance:

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The couple was happy to announce their relationship to the world. They also flaunted their engagement rings after the ceremony.

 

From Masaba’s Mother:

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Neena was happy to see them build consensus over marriage, she quoted “I’m going to miss her. I didn’t have the time to react, it happened so quickly!” She continued, “Madhu and Masaba were so confused about where to get married, Kabhi it was Europe, Kabhi the Carribean! Finally, I told them to get the relationship formalized in a court first,” she laughed. Her only advice to her daughter is “Just make the marriage work.”

 

The Wedding:

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All her well-wishers from b-town were around to make the ceremonies merrier. There were performances by her besties including Alia Bhat and Vikas Bahl. Her wedding was nothing less than Sooraj Barjatiya’s wedding sequence. Here’s a sneak peek into her wedding:

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Shilpa Shetty at Masaba’s wedding shower!

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 Posing with the bride!

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Neha Dhupia & friends with Masaba’s.

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Athiya Shetty & Alia Bhatt at Masaba’s wedding reception.

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Sonam & Rhea Kapoor at Masaba’s reception.

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Shahid and Mira arrived hand-in-hand for the reception.

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Chetan Bhagat with his wife at Masaba’s marriage.

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Jaya Bachchan graced the occasion with her presence.

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Masaba on the dance floor with director Anurag Kashyap!

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Selfie time for Alia, Pernia & Masaba!

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Masaba with family & friends.

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Masaba with Pernia Quereshi.

Team LimeRoad wishes Masaba & Mantena a happy married life ahead!

7 Things you shouldn’t pack for honeymoon

7 Things you shouldn’t pack for honeymoon

Hey overpacker, I’m talking to you! I know you’ve been planning your honeymoon since the time you got engaged (or even before that) just to make it one of the most memorable timeouts of your life.

But this doesn’t mean you’ll carry the world with you. I know you’ve carrying “the perfectionist” tag with sheer pride all your life, but believe me less is more when it comes to an affair as private as this! Read on to find out more about things you shouldn’t pack for honeymoon.

 

Intruding gadgets:

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This is for all the multi-tasking work fanatics who believe in making the most of time. Keep your laptops and office phones off your packing list. Don’t let your boss or team mates bother you with those untimely requests.  I’m sure you wouldn’t want your spouse to feel left out.

 

Too many clothes:

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You must have heard this universal irony a gazillion times that we spend our lives gathering exquisite labels for our wardrobes but the best moments are spent without clothes. So keep this at the back of your mind while packing those extra clothes that suit your mood swings.

 

Footwear standbys:

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Don’t be a footwear freak, not on your honeymoon atleast. This advice is for all the newlyweds who are highly obsessed with footwear. Resist carrying too many standbys. Don’t you dare touch those unworn heels that are sure to leave you with sore feet!

 

Full size toiletries:

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Resist carrying bulky toiletries like body wash, aroma oils, lotions and beauty potions. You’d be able to get all of this wherever you go. Don’t unnecessarily add to your luggage.

 

Too much makeup:

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This is a reminder that all your formal camera events are over, now it’s time to be who you are. Don’t worry about looking picture perfect on your honeymoon. Relax; enjoy the scenic beauty over some exotic drinks or massage.

 

Valuables:

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Leave your diamond solitaires, platinum rings and other valuables at home. Though you must have booked the best of hotels but you wouldn’t want to leave your mind behind on the competence of that digital storage locker given by the hotel.

 

Identical suitcases:

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Identical suitcases are a big no! No matter how sharp you’re are identifying your stuff, there’s still a chance for some confusion. Apart from this, try neon labels that help you in tracing your luggage in an instant.