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Wear your bridal gown with pride with these pre-wedding exercise tips!

Congratulations! You are newly engaged — you’ve picked the date, booked the location and now beginning to eye bridal magazines looking for that perfect gown to say “I do” in. Fast forward to the last few months before the wedding at a fitting and you want the dress to be just right…

Before you start worrying about whether or not you’ll manage to squeeze into that beautiful gown on your special day, take a few minutes to realize the amount of resources that are at your fingertips for managing your weight in a healthy way during this important time in your life. The last thing you want to do is over stress about the planning, work obligations and other life events that can easily distract you from keeping your ideal weight and more importantly, removing the excitement out of the once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Photo Credit: BuffBrides.com

Shape Magazine dedicated an entire website to bridal fitness and health: (http://www.shape.com/bride) Tips they provide can be extremely helpful during wedding season as well as any time in your life!

Here are a few highlights from healthy living expert Lauren Taylor: (www.yourhealthyeverafter.com)

Identify Specific goals, rewards, and consequences:

  • Set yourself a few realistic goals per week that can be attainable. If you reach your goals, you can reward yourself by buying yourself something new or meeting friends for a nice dinner. In another line item, list out a consequence – something you want to avoid doing to help further your drive to meet your goals.

Make exercise non-negotiable:

  • Put it into your schedule like any other meeting, doctor appointment or dinner plans. For those who go to work early, try to allocate time after work (or lunch time if you’re able to get some time out of the office.) For those who arrive at work later, try to practice waking up an hour or two earlier and making your way to the gym or power walk outside on these beautiful spring mornings.

Be happy:

  • This is one of the happiest times in your life – keep the positivity by sharing your goals with friends and family. They will help you to keep on track with your bridal plans and personal goals!

Everyone has a different schedule and circumstances that work for each individual bride-to-be. What is consistent throughout the process is identifying the motivational factor (which could be fitting in the dress, setting a goal to accomplish, adding exercise to your pre-wedding routine) and finding the desire to work towards something. It will give you a feeling of success and may help influence others around you to follow your path of healthy living! Starting with baby steps (walk to work instead of taking the subway or make lunch instead of ordering in) will help continue to urge to make healthier choices for your wedding and for your future!

Here’s an inspirational article from Brides.com:  (http://www.brides.com/brides/2011/04/brides-magazine-real-brides-weight-loss#slide=1) that may help jumpstart your weight loss plan! Nothing is more powerful than hearing personal real life stories for how other women overcame their weight obstacles to reach their goals right in time to say their vows!

Photo Credit: NY Times

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It is here! ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ will take place tomorrow, November 8th.

After weeks of preparation, ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ is less than 48 hours away and we at tanaRi events’ can’t wait to see everyone!

tanaRi events’ will host the first annual ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ at Soigne K in New York City on November 8, 2011.  The event will feature top wedding professionals from the world of fashion & accessories, photography, custom stationery, hair & makeup, fine dining and entertainment in New York City.

The guests will be entertained with dance performances by Eastern Dance Group, delectable appetizers and drinks by Tulsi NYC and desserts from Bittersweet NYC.  They will also have the opportunity to learn how to drape a sari and receive a free makeover by the talented artists from Damali NYC.

We know that most of you have it on your calendar and we love all you organized peeps! 😉 Those who pre-registered will be eligible to win prizes and giveaways.  A few lucky guests will have the opportunity to win a designer shawl from Soigne K or a Chef’s special five-course tasting menu with wine pairing from Tulsi NYC and other prizes.

Event Details:
Name: Tie the Knot Bazaar
Date: November 8, 2011
Location: Soigne K, 717 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30pm

Pre-register for the Tie the Knot Bazaar online by sending an email to rsvp@tanarievents.com and qualify to win prizes.

Thanks to our vendor partners Chef Hemant Mathur from Tulsi, Reena Vadehra & Jaee Likhite from 3 Bees Paperie, Surbhi Sahni from Bittersweet NYC, Tina Doshi from KSD Weddings, Heidi Evora- Santiago from Damali NYC, Soigne Kothari from Soigne K, and Jayesh Rana from Raaz Entertainment for joining us in this effort to bring the best for tanaRi’s friends and supporters.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at info@tanarievents.com or 917-628-0273.  See you tomorrow!

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Where can I go 4 custom stationery inspired by South Asian designs?

Meet our guest bloggers, Jaee Likhite & Reena Vadehra from 3 Bees Paperie, giving a snapshot of the story behind the company and how they could help your wedding stationery needs.

3 Bees Paperie is an eco-friendly, social event stationery company inspired by South Asian designs. Launched in 2009 by two friends – Jaee Likhite and Reena Vadehra – the company aims to usher in a new era of unique and luxury stationery for South Asian brides and grooms by offering high-quality, eco-friendly paper with contemporary designs.

The inspiration for the company came from a common reality for many South Asian brides – the range of choices for modern wedding stationery is slim. The duo saw a lot of their friends get their invitations made from India and heard about the problems of gaudy design choices, poor paper quality, slow turnaround time, and poor customer service.

The idea, then, was to combine South Asian aesthetics with the Western appreciation for high-end paper. The result is a modern, unique and fresh alternative for wedding stationery for both South Asian and non-South Asian brides and grooms. 3 Bees Paperie has since branched out to baby, personal, and holiday stationery as well.

The girls at 3 Bees Paperie also wanted a commitment to green stationery –their lines carry recycled and FSC-certified papers. They also work with printers who use eco-friendly technology.

From Persian emblems to tribal art to henna patterns – 3 Bees Paperie’s ready-to-order line, Couture Weddings, offers 10 distinct designs to suit any wedding theme. Included in each stationery suite are wedding invitations, inserts, save the dates, RSVP cards, and thank you cards.

Aside from the 10 designs available in their ready-to-order collection, 3 Bees Paperie also offers custom design services to couples, including a complementary consultation, with their Made for You service. Working closely with the married couples-to-be, Jaee and Reena extensively research designs and motifs to match the wedding theme. The finished invitation suites are unique and personal, matching the preferences and personalities of the engaged couple.

View 3 Bees Paperie’s bridal collection at tanaRi events’ Tie the Knot Bazaar on November 8 at Soigne K.  In addition to showcasing wedding stationery, Reena will be available to answer any questions about paper, design, and the various printing processes. 3 Bees Paperie will also be offering a special gift in one of the raffle prizes. 

tanaRi events’ would like to convey our thanks to 3 Bees Paperie for their help in designing our Tie the Knot Bazaar event flyer.

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Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 – Part II

Hope everyone is having a great night! Earlier today we brought you the latest from Payal Singhal. Check out another hot designer in part II of our Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 coverage!

Looking for a vintage feel to your wedding ensemble? Look no further! Neeta Lulla has hit the nail on the head with her Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 collection. With her kundan work on gorgeous fabrics like brocades, lush silks, French laces, georgettes and chiffons, you will be left dazzled and confused as to which look you love the most. We definitely cannot decide!

She has worked her magic yet again with her deep reds, lavish golds and scintillating teals that will turn heads at any event.

We would love to hear what you loved about these collections! Drop us a line and tell us your thoughts.

*Photos courtesy of IndianWeddingSite

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Wedding Salon Bridal Show

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Recently, tanaRi attended the Wedding Salon bridal showcase that took place at Capitale, one of the most distinctive venues in New York City.  The hosts promised a range of products and services from the hottest vendors and they delivered.

The ballroom at Capitale was packed with vendor booths and makeup studios, and we met with some of the top names in the wedding photography industry, beauty experts, designers, videographers, and florists.

Here are some of the vendors that stood out for us – leaders in their craft or just amazing work!  The gowns designed by UK’s leading designer Matthew Williamson were gorgeous as well as intricate.  His bridal pieces are known to be feminine with sheer and light silhouettes and great attention to detail through embroidery and hand beading.

There were beauty experts from Valery Joseph Salon and Lori Hamlin, Inc. and make-up done by Metamorphosis New YorkMakeup by John O and Blush Makeup Studio & Boutique.

The music bands and other performing artists we liked were Élan Artists and the harpist.  We also enjoyed the work of stationary vendors Unique Unusuals and LookLoveSend.com, who had some unique ideas for wedding invitations and loved the photography by Studio Webber and Brian K Crain.

Some of the best parts of these shows are the food tastings and floral decorations.  There were many catering and baking vendors on site; some of our favorites were baked by melissa, butterfly bake shop and emilys-edibles, as well as Big Apple Florist and Ariston Florist, who had set up some spectacular floral designs!

Recent trends have shown that brides and grooms are researching vendors, using social media and blogs to make their wedding decisions.  That said such tradeshows are a good way to meet many vendors in one place, talk to them and to check out their products that you have seen or read online.

For tanaRi, our commitment to the client is to bring them the best line-up of vendors, and tradeshows helps us talk to different vendors and compare prices and services, saving our clients a ton of research time.  We are always scouting to discover new talent with innovative ideas and are willing to bring nothing but their best for our clients. Our hope is that you will check out these vendors and let us know your favorites or any feedback you may have.  Look forward to your comments.

(Photo courtesy – tanaRi events)

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Join my work/play weekend @ Montauk!

tanaRi is spending our weekend in Montauk for Amanda and Dane’s wedding.  While we are here enjoying the gorgeous weather and preparing for the nuptials, let me share with you some of the ‘must check out’ options at Montauk.


First stop – Ruschmeyer’s.  The newly opened hotel, restaurant and bar, is brought to us by KING & GROVE, who also owns Surf Lodge.  Formerly an old-school camp (back in the 50s), Ruschmeyer’s captures the feel of a nautical camp with modern design and hippie-chic atmosphere.   A great spot to relax and enjoy the beach with some cocktails in hand, we loved our stay at Ruschmeyer’s and the ‘summer camp for grown-ups’ experience.

Next location we checked out was The Surf Lodge where Amanda and Dane’s dinner rehearsal took place.   If Ruschmeyer’s had a camp feel, Surf Lodge was a surf lover’s paradise.  Surf Lodge is a hotel, restaurant and lounge all in one. The restaurant menu is build around seasonal ingredients and local fare, which turned out great as we decided the menu and beverage options for the dinner party.

Of course, in between this scrumptious beach experiences, tanaRi is working hard in putting all the pieces together to the dream wedding for the beautiful Amanda and Dane at Sole East Resort.  The couple had chosen this location for their nuptials as it was ‘the’ place where they fell in love.

The Sole East hotel is housed in a historical landmark 2-story building of classic American Tudor architecture developed by the legendary Carl G. Fisher in 1929.  The large outdoor space within walking distance from the beach was on all levels best suited for this couple’s beach wedding.

We are pleased to have put together an amazingly fun welcome party for all the guests the day before the wedding.  Sole East grounds were perfect for this set-up and tanaRi decorated the space marrying the vibe of a summer lawn party and a beach outing.

As we prepared for the next day’s big event, the thrill level was high and so was the unpredictability of the weather.  Not to leave anything to chance, we finished all the set-up early and arranged to have umbrellas available.

True to New York standards, the skies opened up on the wedding day.  Ever the troopers, Amanda and Dane were not deterred by the wet and rainy weather and were a joy to watch.  In fact, the rain turned out to be a romantic backdrop for the photo shoot with sparking green grounds and serenely beautiful beaches.

We are so thankful to Amanda and Dane for allowing us to help bring their dream wedding to reality.  tanaRi sends our love and best wishes to the new couple.

Signing off from Montauk!

– tanaRi

(Photos courtesy – Ruschmeyer’s, The Surf Lodge and TruStudioDesign)

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