Have you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day two weekends in a row? Are you regretting that 2 AM Guinness? Are you shocked at the pile of green beads adorning your bedside table? No worries, readers, this is a safe space. And now, for your Sunday morning links:
We are huge fans of hosting mehndi parties at home, partly as a way of keeping costs down and partly because it’s nice to be at home, surrounded by your family and friends, just before the chaos of your wedding. Mother Nature can help you decorate: push your henna event into the great outdoors! Put some tikki torches on the lawn and light all of the diyas that your parents have been hoarding for the past 30 years. The final touch? Buy a few inexpensive, brightly patterned rugs to throw on the lawn, and toss some comfy throw pillows on top. It’s chic and opulent, like you’re going to a Kardashian lawn party.
Happy almost-spring, readers! If you’re anything like us, you like to spend your Sunday mornings snuggled up in bed next to your sweetie, warm under the covers, catching up on all of the interwebs. Here is some of the best stuff we’ve found on the internet this week to help start your Sunday morning:
Spring is fast approaching, and with warmer weather comes outdoor weddings. We loved this outdoor wedding (with an indoor reception!) that incorporates a floral arbor and other natural touches to make this wedding feel lush and green and full of natural energy.
Martha Stewart has some inspiration for brides looking for more affordable or unique engagement rings. We love the Bony Levy option from Nordstrom!
Do you love donuts? So do we. So does anyone who incorporates a DONUT WALL into their wedding.
Women@Forbes highlights two new women-powered startups that we can SERIOUSLY get behind: Fourth & Heart (a ghee startup!!) and Mischat Co (beautiful, handmade rugs using scrap sari yarn). We love the idea of giving out Fourth & Heart’s artisan ghee as a wedding favor!
Good morning! As you groggily peruse your phone this Sunday morning after a fun Saturday night, we have some suggested reading material for you:
Trying to plan your shaadi on a budget? Check out Tips for a Low Budget Indian Wedding from @thewesternsydgirl. We love the idea of shopping early — and strategically — to find deals on things you’ll need for your big day. Post-Valentine’s sale on red decor at your local party store? Perfect time to pick up red napkins and paper lanterns for your sangeet.
Considering an unconventional mehndi design for your wedding, or wondering if you can try something different as a bridesmaid? Mehendi Design Inspiration from @MissMalini has a slew of options you’ve never. even. considered.
As you picture your wedding, don’t forget about the little details that add character and make your nuptials memorable and special for every guest. These Unique Wedding Lighting Ideas from @BritandCo got us thinking about a slew of creative lighting options!