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June 22, 2012

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Dear Members,  


Welcome to another edition of BindiWeddings.

The ten-day countdown to my wedding extravaganza has begun. It's day #8 and I feel fine; no cold feet, no nightmares, and even no STRESS marks! (Phew!) I guess it's because I am so confident that the man to whom I am soon-to-be wedded is truly the ONE for me. After all, he is my best friend and the love of my life. And...I know he feels the same way. :)

My friends and family are quite surprised by my state of tranquility. They make me wonder, "Should I be nervous? Do I really know what I am getting myself getting into?" Obviously, I can't predict the future but I do know that things can only get BETTER from here on out.

So if you are bride or groom-to-be, think positively. Be confident in your decisions and KNOW that everything will be OK. And don't sweat the petty stuff. Just enjoy your wedding day because before you know it, it'll be over. Luckily, I have two. ;)

Until next time...

Peace & Love, 


Ashna Singh
Content Editor
Bindi Weddings
Uniquely Yours | Distinctively South Asian

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Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza
Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2012
Vision Events International in association with Imani Studio, Vision Events Canada, Hourglass Promotions, Brides & You, Universal Promotions, Good Times (G.T. Mag), Hum Network (Style 360) proudly present Pakistan Fashion Extravaganza 2012.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Where: Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton
Time: 6:30pm onwards
Tickets: General Admission $100 | VIP $150 | VVIP $250

Ticket prices include four-course sit down dinner and live entertainment!

Featuring Designers:
  • Umer Sayeed
  • Hsy
  • Mehdi
  • and many more
Along with live performances by:
  • Saad and Ahsan
  • Shumaila Azeem
  • Shaam Idrees
  • Ali Pervaiz Mehdi
With top Pakistani Super Models:
  • Humaima Malik
  • Fauzia Amaan
  • Nooray
  • and more
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Click HERE for more information.

This Lifestyle & Fashion extravaganza comes to Mississauga June 22nd at Candles Banquet Hall. These unique shows bring together the best of Asian traditions from international fashion houses.


When: Friday, June 22, 2012 

Where: Candles Banquet Hall, Mississauga

Time: 12pm to 8pm



Click HERE for more information.


This event is proudly sponsored by


Royal Summer Collection Exhibition
Dhaagay Royal Summer Exhibition

It's that FUN time of the year again when we are all in the mood to party! Yes Summer is approaching & we all need to survive the heat with hotness :) Dhaagay will be launching and exhibiting a LAWN COLLECTION that is difficult to resist at the prices never imagined before!

Precious Collections and Dhaagay present you their Summer Collection 2012. New hot & trendy designs. Designs that will let you weave feathers into your luscious looks. Come meet the designers & witness the collection you need to survive the festive season.

All new designs of dresses and jewellery!

No entrance fee. Pre-register HERE to get priority access and to be entered into a draw to win prizes from Dhaagay, Precious Collections and

When: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Where: Radisson Plaza, Mississauga
Time: 12pm to 6pm

Please note vendors accept cash only. For further information contact:
  • Madiha via 905.598.4223 or EMAIL.
  • Maira via 647.295.8111 or EMAIL.
Click HERE for more event details.

This event is proudly sponsored by


Ramzan/Pre-Eid "Summer Dhamaka" Fashion Exhibition
Pre-Ramzan Exhibition by F&M Couture

Be there to witness the hottest trendiest designs of Summer 2012. Get an exclusive sneak preview of the fall 2012 collection. Are you all set for Ramzan? For all the Iftar parties that are already filling up your calendar? Are you planning ahead for Eid? Well, you know where to stop by!  


F&M has a little gift for you...a $100 rack! Plus, 10% OFF the entire stock!


This exhibition will include the following kinds of outfits:

  • Casuals, the latest trend of churidaars with long shirts.
  • Semi-formals, perfect for Iftar parties (at the most affordable prices!)
  • Formals
  • The latest collection of "Wedding Wear"

Other highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Exquisite Jewellery from 'Jahez' Collection by F&M Couture
  • Well renowned Stylist Sabisstyle will be there to share her insight on the perfect summer makeup
  • - get your perfect Pakistani outfits for your kids. From ghararas to sherwanis to churidaars, clad your little boy or girl in the trendiest Pakistani outfits. (sizes for all ages available)

When: Saturday, July 7, 2012 

Where: Holiday Inn Mississauga

Time: 11am to 8pm


No entrance fee. Pre-register HERE to get priority access and to be entered into a draw to win prizes from F&M Couture and!

For more information, click HERE or contact Farnaz at 647.895.8323.


This event is proudly sponsored by



Drink Jaan. Love Life!
Jaan Paan Liqueur
Introducing Jaan the most awarded and best tasting Paan Liqueur in the world!  

Especially formulated for a global audience, using 100% pure, all natural ingredients, this unique Canadian liqueur marries the exotic flavours of East (Paan) and West (citrus, vanilla, maple and more) for an unforgettable, exotic taste unlike anything else in the world.

The exotic and sensual flavours of Jaan has a satiny textured body with a spicy, semi-sweet bouquet of cloves, menthol and rose. The palate is a spicy affair, a secret proprietary blend with notes of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.

Enjoy Jaan's versatility - straight, on the rocks, or in a martini. Its delightful bouquet and enticing flavours offer an unparalleled drinking experience.

Now available in Alberta, Manitoba, UK and at the Ontario Land Border Duty Free stores in Niagara Falls, Windsor, Sarnia and Thousand Islands (near Kingston).

Click HERE for more information.


The Home Depot :: Dreambook Online
The Home Depot Dreambook

Inspire your next decorating and renovating project with our trio of seasonal design trends. 


Fresh new ideas, d�cor tips and insight suit all d�cor tastes, whether you are a traditionalist at heart, more eclectic-minded or are a die-hard lover of bold and contemporary style statements with the 2012 Dreambook.

Click HERE for more information.

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Drink Jaan. Love Life!
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Wedding cakes in New York with an Indian touch
Wedding cakes in New York with an Indian touch
One of the highlights of planning my wedding a decade ago was choosing the cake. I had attended countless weddings where I felt that this standard dessert was an afterthought in both design and taste: the inside was usually a dry yellow while the exterior was a coat of sickly sweet buttercream with an uninspired design. I was determined to have a decadent sweet ending that would be memorable in taste and presentation and would indulge my love for chocolate.

Since my wedding was a traditional Hindu event, I wanted it to look Indian, but at the time, notable Indian cake designers seemed rare (at least in the New York City area). So I turned to Sylvia Weinstock, a well-known cake creator, who came up with a three-layer design with gold and pink hues to match my lengha and fulfilled my chocolate fantasy with an incredibly moist fudge interior.

A decade later, as the services for Indian weddings have increased significantly in the United States, several talented cake designers are showcasing work inspired by India. Here are three in the New York City area who are turning the wedding cake...

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