London based Ananya are surely the doyennes of bespoke and luxury wedding stationery. With over 10 years in business, Ananya has gone from start-up to star status, collecting multiple awards along the way. Founded and led by Vaishali Shah, their designs are coveted by wedding couples who want something authentic and original that is inspired by their cultural heritage. Not surprisingly, high end retailers, stylists and editors alike also vie for the chance to feature Ananya designs. Over to Vaishali to provide us with some tips on multicultural wedding stationery.
These series of posts have been in the works for a while now and I’m glad that I can finally share with you all. I have wanted to share the traditions and customs that go into Punjabi and Sikh weddings, but felt I wasn’t qualified to write it. Which is why I reached out to the Grewal Twins after connecting with them after ‘that’ photo went viral. They are so lovely and we instantly connected, probably helps as we’re all twins! Over to Grewal Twins now…
When I first saw one of Uma J’s illustrations on instagram, I immediately fell in love. It was this photo to be exact and obviously it resonated with me. It showed the beauty of two people from different cultures, a different race on their wedding day – a multicultural wedding. Since then I was obsessed on her unique designs and illustrations which is why I’m sharing her work on the blog today, as big fan.
Carson and Vinisha are both from Washington DC. Carson (raised Catholic) grew up in Tacoma WA and Vinisha (Gujarati Hindu) grew up in Vadodara, India and Rochester Minnesota. They first met at the train station, when Carson asked her what she was reading, while waiting for the Metro Train in Washington DC. They began chatting and the rest is history.
You know what time it is guys, it’s wedding season! Obviously it’s my favourite time of the year, the days are longer, it’s warming up and I no longer have to wear a million layers to keep warm. And wedding season has well and truly started. I say it every year and nothing’s changed now, so much wedding talk and I’m very much in my element.
As you know, I don’t always share too much about my personal life on the blog. Only topics that are really important. Mainly I share these snaps on my personal instagram which is private because, nosey aunties, right? But since telling my grandfather about my interfaith relationship, which you can read here, I’ve wanted to talk more about my relationship and parts of my personal life. So let’s dig in…
Oh hey all, hope you had a lovely easter holiday break, did you get up to much? I went away to Holland for a few days with some of mine and Mark’s family, you can see some snaps from my trip here. I took a few days away from blogging but have had this wedding on the back of my mind for a while and now I’m finally sharing with you all; this beautiful American Chinese wedding.
Today I’m pleased to tell you about norma&dorothy stationery. Recently I’ve been discussing honeymoons (in person, not on the blog) and I’m getting slightly obsessed with travelling. My dream honeymoon is to go to New Zealand to visit Hobbiton because I love Lord of the Rings – little fact for you there. Okay so you’re probably wondering what’s that got to do with norma&dorothy stationery? Patience, padawan, I’m getting there… 😉
Today I have the lovely wedding of Naomi and Fahran, it’s such a sweet one, so let’s just jump right in, all words from the bride – Naomi.
Fahran is from Kent and I am from Lincolnshire. We met at university in Sheffield where we both studied for the same degree, we got together just after we graduated. Fahran is a Muslim, his parents are both from Mauritius. I am Christian from a white British background.