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Giveaway ~ Soulful Moon Stationery

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!

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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:

  1. "Like" their Facebook page
  2. 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!

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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

Artist Spotlight ~ Wakhtarrr Paper Company

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.

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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!

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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

Decor Inspiration ~ Succulents

Summer and wedding season is here, along with the heat as I am sure many of you have noticed! With summer comes the season for succulents (the heat is like being in the dessert…where there are cacti…you get the point). I have yet to see this at a South Asian wedding, and wish more brides would delve into the idea. I like the creation of mixing color into the different shades of green as done below. 

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How unique would a cactus/succulent inspired mandap be?

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Or a backdrop like this…

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And I know you have seen the succulent place card holders/gifts for guests, but how about inspired cupcakes? Awesome!image

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And gotta love this cake (and this one). Simple but satisfying. Anyone seen a South Asian wedding with cacti as part of the decor?

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