Fire, Water, Earth, Grain – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 9)

I was really excited about our wedding invite, but knew it would be a challenge to come up with something both Sahaj and I liked. His aesthetic is modern and minimal, while mine is more traditional and ethnic. One thing that we have in common though, is our love for elements of nature. When it … More Fire, Water, Earth, Grain – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 9)

All Hands On Deck – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 8)

Since my last post on our small, big wedding over a year ago, my perspective on the way we consume has changed drastically. Through the months that we spent upcycling decór for the wedding, I believed that upcycling and recycling were the best ways to deal with the trash that we generate, or the things … More All Hands On Deck – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 8)

Upcycled Wonderland – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 7)

Ranjit bhaiya arrived a month before the wedding. His job was to ensure that things ran smoothly around the house. His arrival coincided with Ma resolving to decorate our balcony herself. What followed over the next 30 days was a jugalbandi of Ma’s upcycling ideas and bhaiya’s unbelievable execution skills. I woke up every morning … More Upcycled Wonderland – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 7)

Strokes of Tribal Folk-Fusion – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 6)

I’ve always been a big admirer of folk art from different parts of the country. I love the colorful, simplistic renditions of elements of nature, all so distinct in their style. Our Jaya auntie has been extending elements of nature onto the walls of her home for many, many years. When Jaya auntie, Amit uncle, … More Strokes of Tribal Folk-Fusion – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 6)

The Era of Heirloom Silks – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 4)

I’ve been missing in action for a while, thanks to a bout of Chikangunya and some pretty hectic weeks making up for the slow-waddle time that followed. There’s been no dearth of activity on the small, big wedding front though! So with just about three weeks to go, I’m going to work extra hard to … More The Era of Heirloom Silks – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 4)

Solder, solder, stitch! – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 3)

Over the past few weeks, things have really picked up on the wedding art front, and the battle cry of “solder, solder, stitch!” can often be heard around here. Our house is well on its way to becoming a doll museum. What used to be a stocked up home library now has dolls of all … More Solder, solder, stitch! – A Small, Big Wedding (Part 3)