Happy Friday! Today we have a special feature and awesome giveaway by Soulful Moon, a socially conscious stationery business focused on the South Asian market. Soulful Moon donates a portion of every transaction to charity. Their customers describe their style as “ethno-chic invitations and greeting cards with just the right balance of east and west” - a perfect description!
The founder, Salwa Ansari Datoo, started the company when a family member had a large celebration that required a lot of invitations. She designed an invitation for fun and it generated so much excitement because it was contemporary, but also Eastern. Their goal is to keep expanding their stationery product line to serve the South Asian markets.
They are deepening their collection of stationery that caters to weddings and related events, bridal and baby showers, kids events, graduations, photo card birth announcements, save the dates, corporate events, religious functions, etc. They are also working to create a line of related products that compliment the themes of their current cards such as small gift items and party favor items.
Today, Soulful Moon has offered a $50 gift certificate to one special Shaadi Obsession reader! All you have to do is:
- "Like" their Facebook page
- Leave a comment below on what you love about their designs, and how you would use their services.
The giveaway will be open until next Friday, August 9th, and a winner will be announced on Monday, August 12th! Good luck!
Love these invitations, so unique and perfect for the South Asian American bride! For more information please visit www.soulfulmoon.com and become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/soulfulmoon
Images courtesy of Soulful Moon
Lately I’ve been to weddings where the friends of the couple have really gone above and beyond preparing entertaining games, funny skits or flash mobs to show their friends their love. Well, here’s a new idea to celebrate your friends wedding as their biggest fans (I love today’s feature - so much, that I will likely place an order for my next friend’s wedding!).
The Wakhtarrr Paper Company has created a fun accessory for bridesmaids, groomsmen, friends and families attending weddings to show their love for the couple. Custom cartoon tattoos of brides and grooms! They were a hit at a recent Mehndi party of this lovely couple, Zairah and Nick.
The temporary tattoos are safe, FDA certified colorants. All you have to do is provide a photo of the bride and groom. It will be “cartoonized” for your approval and then printed!
Check out the Etsy Store here. Shaadi Obsession readers will receive 20% off on custom orders placed before September 1st! Just use the code ShaadiObsession20 at checkout. Your bride and groom-to-be friends will love this!
Images courtesy of Matt Haas Photography
Today we have a feature on an awesome jewelry e-commerce site that a friend and I discovered a few weeks before her wedding. She realized she needed a few last minute accessories and was on the hunt for some pretty jewelry for her mehndi. I had heard about an upcoming jewelry trunk show by an online bazaar for South Asian jewelry, accessories and home goods and thought it would be a great place for her to browse.
The Aniika trunk show was such a hit - and as you can see, Anu got this lovely pair of Urva Earrings to match her mehndi outfit. She even picked out a few other lovely pieces for partywear and other occasions. I picked up a few things myself - the prices are very reasonable and the quality is great!
If you’re looking for some jewelry or accessories to glam up for an upcoming wedding or party, check out Aniika’s Inspired Bazaar online to see some of their other fab curated designs:
Images courtesy of Mohini Photography and Aniika.com
Not only is Aparna creative, but she was also a cost effective bride. She had her bridal mehndi done by her cousin, at home and with karaoke as the entertainment. All great ideas for the budget focused bride!
From Aparna ~ We had a mehndi for family and friends at my house. My cousin is an amazing mehndi artist so she did my bridal mehndi. I was really excited to have her do this because not only is she really talented but if I was going to sit still for hours at a time I would much rather it be with someone I know! We had traditional Gujarati food at the party because Karthik’s family is South Indian so we wanted to do something a little different. We also had a Karaoke machine with English and Hindi songs.
Garba up next!
Vidya Balan at her Mehndi in a Sabyasachi sari. What I love about Vidya is she has a classic sari style and keeps her look consistent. I do wish she had gotten more Mehndi though! Image from vogue.in