Bollywood Baraat 2012 & 13


As the world was feared to draw to a close in 2012, going by the doomsday prophecy, perhaps our stars did not want to take any chance and the year 2012 saw the hottest stars solemnize their long time courtships one after another. Whether it’s Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor or Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza the tinsel town was abuzz with the glam couples take the leap into licensed coupledom.  


Let’s have a look at the series of high profile celebrity weddings of 2012 as our reel-life romancer walk down the aisle for real.


The superstar ‘nawabi’ couple, fondly called ‘Saifeena’ had reams of print and hours of television coverage devoted to their five years long courtship before they tied knot on Oct. 16. Kareena fell for Saif when he proposed to her on the sets of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara in 2005. Disturbed from her troubled previous relationship with young Shahid Kapoor, Kareena found solace in the company of a more ‘mature’ Saif. The wedding was a five-day extravaganza and the reception was graced by several B-town personalities like Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora and designer Manish Malhotra.


The next grand Bollywood wedding of 2012 took place with Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh saying ‘I do’ on February 3. One of the most famous new faces in the bollywood- Genelia, met Ritesh- the son of Congress minister Vilasrao, for the first time on the sets of “Tujhe Meri Kasam” and dated for almost eight years before solemnizing their relationship in both Maharashtrian and Christian style wedding. The fabulous wedding celebration was attended by who’s who from all walks of life.


Ooh la la ! The gorgeous and versatile Vidya Balan finally got hitched to the UTV CEO -Siddharth Roy on 14th Dec after a hush hush affair of nearly an year. The duo reportedly started dating after meeting on the sets of the 2011 blockbuster “No one Killed Jessica”. As a scintillating performance in the movie took her career to new heights, it also marked the beginning of a new episode in her life as Siddharth was the producer of the flick. The wedding was celebrated in  Punjabi and South Indian traditions and the sole person from tinsel town spotted at Vidya’s Mehendi was Rekha.


Although the wedding of Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani did not grab much media attention, it ended up being one of the most extravagant occasions of 2012. The wedding took place on June 29 in South Indian style. Though brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol gave it a miss, Abhay showed up along with his girlfriend Preeti Desai.


The son of megastar Chiranjeevi exchanged wedding vows with his childhood sweetheart Upasana Kaminen on June 14 as per traditional Hindu customs in the presence of their families and close friends. The likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and other B-town biggies graced the occasion with their presence.


2012 saw many B-town walas saying ‘I Do’ and the trend promises to continue this year also as some of tinsel town’s most loved couples plan to put an end to all the rumoured speculations surrounding their romantic liaisons, in 2013. Here’s a lowdown on the upcoming celebrity weddings.


The chart of upcoming weddings of the-B town is topped by the Nawab girl and her long time beau Kunal Khemu. Soha Ali khan kept her fans playing guessing games about, vowing to tie knot only after her brother gets married. Now that the chota Nawab got hitched, this year is the ideal time for Soha to exchange wedding vow.


After the nuptials of Rani Mukherjee and Aditya Chopra got postponed due to the sudden demise of Yash Chopra last December, we believe Bollywood’s most shy couple will finally seal their relationship after years of courtship this year. Her fans can’t wait to hear the good news of this couple exchange wedding vows.


 Although they rubbish all reports of seeing each other, Uday Chopra and Nargis ‘ Rockstar’ Fakri can be spotted together in ways which makes us speculate they are rather using the ‘good friends’ tag to camouflage their relationship. Rumor mills say that the couple would marry in March this year. Well, let’s wait and watch.


Bollywood hunk John Abrahm is reportedly all set to tie knot with an investment banker girl from LA- Priya Runchal. Rumor mills were abuzz that the actor was two timing his ex-girlfriend Bipasha Basu along with his current girl friend Priya Runchal. But its time for John to leave rumors behind and move ahed for a ‘happily ever after’ chapter with Priya. Fans are waiting for the good news. –lets u find the perfect life partner for you  Big_Bollywood_w5810


Emerging trends in Indian marriages…

Emerging trends in Indian marriages…


Indian weddings that are known for its great pomp and show have donned a new garb in the recent years. From engagement to wedding day and post wedding reception, everything has gone under an enchanting change making this already stylish affair more interesting. Arrangements that were previously a responsibility of family members are being made by new breed of event managers called wedding planners. For these wedding managers, a wedding is not only a union of two hearts but also a project that has to be carried out successfully. They are giving wings to flight of fancy of young couples. With there help tying knots in a flying airplane and getting hitched at a beach resort are no more daydreams.

Not only arrangements but wedding preparation of bride and groom has also taken a chic turn. Now bride and groom wear wedding dresses that are specially designed for them by a designer. Now couples have a definite say in their wedding costume. These fashion designers design special dresses for different wedding rituals. As Indian weddings have a number of rituals hence elegantly dressed bride or groom instantly draws the attention.

Indian cinema has always influenced the society and nuptials are no exception. Nowadays people seek the services of some choreographers so that they can shake legs confidently on the day of weddings. You can see the families practicing dance steps on the tune of some famous film music. The entire efforts are being made to recreate the magic on the day of wedding.

Traditional weddings have given way to stylish theme weddings, where entire wedding revolves around the chosen theme. If the theme of wedding is color red, then everything right from venue to costume and other paraphernalia should be red. It might seem exaggerated but it is not difficult to arrange, as there are vendors to provide everything of your choice. It might be expensive but no one worries about budget if it is an occasion like wedding.

Bridal’s emerging trends-

Bridal outfit

This shift is most apparent in the look more and more brides are choosing for their wedding ceremony. Moving away from red and maroon, which are traditionally the colours for the Indian bride, we now see bridal outfits in pale pastels, shades of blue, purple and even white, with emphasis on personal preference of colour, the time of the year or season and the time of the day for the wedding. From heavy embroidery and embellishments, the focus is now shifting to structured outfits to flatter one’s body type and also provide comfort as most Indian wedding ceremonies last long hours. Getting a designer to create the bridal outfit or consulting with one before buying a readymade outfit would ensure that one doesn’t end up with a style of garment that is not suited to one’s body type.


Make up

Bridal makeup too has seen a marked shift from crimson lips and nails and heavily pancaked faces. The brides today want to look more natural and more like themselves and choose to play up their best features. Some know exactly the kind of look they want right down to the minutest detail, as for the  other would be brides, professional help is at hand. To help you decide on what look works best, there are numerous free of charge, do-it-yourself makeup tutorials available on the internet today. Try a few at home alone or with the help of a friend to narrow it down to the selected options which can then be discussed with the makeup artist. Also, insisting on makeup and hair trials lets you have control over the end result. 

Planning the ceremony

Smaller weddings, simple ceremonies are gaining in popularity, making what people are doing at weddings more important than what they wear. For some people a small wedding may mean lesser guests, for some it may mean toning down the look and the feel of the décor. The appeal of a small wedding and the flexibility it provides are making it a new popular trend. For reasons ranging from the desire to make it an intimate and romantic experience to budget constraints, more and more brides are now planning their wedding to suit themselves, rather than making it a people-pleasing affair. To think festivity and creativity in place of rigidity, is what sets today’s bride apart from her yesteryear counterparts.

These wedding are well liked by non resident Indians who often feel nostalgic about India. These weddings are interesting mix of old and new traditions. Here one can see traditional horse cart for wedding procession and limousine for bringing bride at groom’s place after wedding. Similarly the catering arrangements have also changed and now you can savor cuisines from different corners of the world. In short, the aura of Indian weddings refuses to fade. lets your find your perfect life partner





Shaadi – A period of celebrations….

Your wedding celebration is perhaps the most intimate of any you will host. The style and tone
of this special day communicates to your guests who you are as a couple. It tells your story.
There are many beautiful ways to personalize your wedding celebration. One way to do this is by
celebrating the cultures, background and ethnicity of both you and your future spouse.

Each of the weddings is unique, fun and touching representation of two people and different
cultures coming together as one. More than a trend, it incorporating a couple’s culture(s) into
their wedding ceremony and subsequent celebration is a theme that should grow and continue.

The ceremony — Are there poems, vows or quotes that are particular to your heritage? Add them
to the ceremony and highlight them in your program; make note in the program of the origins
and history of the words you include. Ask whoever is marrying you to highlight it as well. In
the Korean wedding tradition, for example, special attention is paid by the bride to the groom’s

Attire — When we had the chance to experience an Indian wedding, we were entranced by the
beautiful saris and the Henna party before the big day, there special gowns, details, colors or
ornaments from your culture? Incorporate them to entertain and delight your guests.

The cake — One Irish tradition we show in the episode is that of the cake being made in Ireland
and sent to New York to celebrate the bride and groom — complete with horseshoe details
for luck! Different cultures serve a variety of things for the wedding meal dessert. Something
unexpected and unique that celebrates your heritage is a “sweet” gift to guests.

The dinner –Choosing what dishes you serve, and how, can be a very powerful and creative
way to share your culture with your guests. As we learned more about the some popular wedding
menu and the overflowing tables of seafood and beautifully colored dishes in some weeding, we
were delighted by the variety and celebration of it all. Research local cooking classes that teach
about foods of your culture or read traditional cookbooks.

Music and dance — In every wedding we had the pleasure of attending, dancing was a beautiful
and fun way to share the couple’s tradition with guests. From a Bollywood-style dance to each
wedding we attended used dance as a way to communicate the joy of this new union. There
are many local classes or individual dancers that can help you learn the dance of your family’s

Celebrating your traditions and honoring your heritage are beautiful acts of love and respect, for
both your spouse and your family. The jewel of information in regard to all this? Your parents,
Your grandparents, Talk to them. Ask them what they would like to see you highlight from their
cultures and what memories of their wedding they would feel excited about including in yours.

It’s the most important event of your life. You want it to be perfect. So what should you look for
in a wedding coordinator?

Our role to Celebrations as your wedding consultant is to be a facilitator, mediator, money
manager, artisan and constructor of dreams. We truly want to create a wedding day that is perfect
for you. You also know the kind of stress involved with planning a wedding. So we are also
ready to be your sounding board, mediator, and best friend when things get out of control.

Search the internet, visit your library. There are many resources like ultra rich match to help
you incorporate your own traditions into your big day, to help you make it your own and to
delight and surprise your guests every step along the way. lets your find your perfect life partner

‘Love’ Economy

India-the country to more than 808 million youth- sees 30,000 marriages a day! And in this country, weddings are celebrated as once-in-a-lifetime grandeur showing exuberance, respect, social status and an alliance of not only the bride and groom but amongst two families. The Indian wedding has always been chubbier than what it is in the western part and the big fat Indian Wedding Industry in its current form is estimated to be a staggering US$ 25.5 billion which translates to INR 142596 crore, generating revenues to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore annually. Big cities like Mumbai and Delhi contribute nearly Rs 7,000 crore each per annum. The rest being creeping across cities like Pune, Bangalore, Ahemadabad, Indore and so on.

In today’s market, The average budget for an Indian wedding ceremony in the middle class is estimated to be around Rs.19.01 lakh, while the upper-middle and rich classes are estimated to spend upward of Rs.5.59 crore- excluding cash and valuables given as part of a dowry. This obese market rides on a growth rate of 20-25% a year and internet is gradually gaining more significance as the platform where the business entities are making most of the thriving market.

Let’s explore some of the emerging trends which bolster the big fat Indian wedding industry-

The estimated average age of India as of 2011 is 26 years, which implies that a large proportion of population is in the marriage age group. With around 240 families in India, if we consider one marriage per family every 20 years, on average India has around 10 million marriages per year.

By 2015-16, population belonging to the middle-class category is expected to increase to 267 million. With more women entering the workforce the proportion of disposal income is on the rise and it will encourage population to spend generous for the specials occasion.

Companies like GE Money India and many other banks and financial institution have started lending marriage loans to make wedding hassle free experience. The couples or their families are even opting to buy marriage insurance that takes care of contingencies during marriage such as cancellation or postponement due to fire or natural disaster, accident of bride/groom or burglary.

Wedding ceremonies in India are occasion for the families to put their opulence on display as the lavishness of the events becomes the parameter for measuring social status. Moreover, the middle class people save portion of their earning throughout their life to spend extravagantly for the grand celebration of the marriage of their children. Because of these savings ear-marked for wedding, the spend-out on celebration is hardly affected by economic downturns, making the wedding industry recession – proof.

The fast paced and competitive professional life makes it difficult for the families to invest quality time in planning and organizing each aspect of the grand occasion and this makes space for the growing business of the wedding planners. Getting it organized by the professionals also relieves the bride’s parents of minute arrangement and allows them to enjoy the occasion.

In the ancient India, emperor Shahjahan built the iconic Taj Mahal in the name of love, and all over India today, love continues to drive spending, fuel growth and create jobs, often surpassing Shahjahan’s spree in a single week. lets your find your perfect life partner

The Festival of Marriage

“Life is all about getting the best- job, power or marriage.”

Marriages are made in heaven- an expression that all of us have been hearing from childhood. Every individual dreams to have a perfect partner who can share our life. Wedding in India is not only a relationship between two individuals rather it is an amalgamation of two souls, families, rituals, and a lot more.

“India is a rich country full of diversities in all standards. People here respect their traditions, love their culture and family and ultimately require to get the best partner, a soul rich in love and culture”

Weddings are celebrated as an occasion in India and Indian give due respect to the essence of wedding and the way they are performed. It is an auspicious event for Indians and they thoroughly involve themselves in each and every ritual associated with wedding.

We are well aware of the diversities in India ranging from Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs to Christians giving an ample opportunity for all of us to see different styles of weddings. It is a well heard saying with in the Hindu families that-

“Small girls grow up…

Fathers dreams rose up…..

Finding the best match…

Is his biggest job……….

His heart is heavy to send…….

His angle away…….

With high hope and heavy heart….

He bids adieu to her angle……….”

Marriage in India are the biggest occasions for which the parents start planning for the day the child is born especially if its the baby girl. This principle is followed in India irrespective of any caste, creed or religion. There is no doubt that the traditions vary from caste-to-caste but the essence of marriage is the same in all……..

Ultra Matrimony – Matrimony For All

Ultra Matrimony – Matrimony for all

Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique unto themselves, which binds them, closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts if two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfill. lets your find your perfect life partner.

Role of Wedding planners in Marriages

Wedding planner plays an important role as professional inside the industry. The occasion is occasion whether it is huge or diminutive. A wedding is supposed to be one occasion that resides in a couple’s minds for their entire lives, an event that represents true love between two people. But the problem is that if you are involved in the entire planning by yourself, then you will certainly not get any substantial time to enjoy the functions. This calls for the need of a wedding planner. Planners transform your event into an experience. We are a full service event company that can help you navigate through all the details, with an eye for individuality, a flair for design, and the ability to create your own unique experience.

A wedding planner’s job may sound fun, but it is one hell of a task. It requires not just your valued resources to make the bride and groom happy, but your time and efficiency. Things cannot be done in your own sweet time, where deadlines have to be met and follow-ups have to be consistent and executed as scheduled. It is up to the bride and grooms what part of your services they want. Do they wish to have you plan the entire wedding depending on how the tradition unfolds?

Meet with the couple in person and have them lay out all details and intricacies that you need to know, on the table. Make a note of important things they say, and keep a recorder handy to make sure you get everything. Don’t be afraid to ask questions because as a wedding planner. The most important part of the entire affair is the budget. Once everything is discussed and finalized, find out how much the couple is willing to spend so that you know how to handle their expenses without going overboard. Stick to the budget and break it down so that you know how much you need to spend on what. If you think that the budget is too less and needs to be a tad higher, don’t hesitate to suggest something to the couple that wouldn’t overshoot their budget to a great extent.

You can’t possibly be in two places at the same time that is why it is important to have a helping hand when planning a wedding. After you’ve assigned him/her jobs you can then visit different venues separately and evaluate each one based on the couple’s criteria, after comparing notes. Take the bride a long with you wherever important choices need to be made like her theme colours for the reception, the bridesmaids dresses, the groomsmen suits, the wedding cake design, the flowers she’d like on display.

Give the couple a chance to choose what their wedding invitations should look like by providing them with varied options that they can browse through before making a final decision. Some couples may want more than just a band or renowned DJ to play at their wedding, so find out if they want a wacky entertainment slot in between the reception, or if something special should play out secretly from either party, or both.

Someone needs to be booked who can guide the entire event from when it begins to when it ends. Have the couple meet a series of guides who are well worth their needs, who can pull off a fun, well-scripted event without fumbling up or proving to be an amateur at what he/she does. Have them meet with the best there is in the business, by first interviewing them yourself before you present them to the couple.

Not every company is efficient in giving you what you want in the said frame of time, so it is important to constantly follow up on what is happening. It is the key to have everything in order so that no mishaps or blunders take place close to the wedding day. Also make sure that the bridesmaids have gone for multiple fittings, and that they are happy with the way the dress turns out. Follow up with the groom if his groomsmen have finalized their suits.

Invite the couple to the places that you’ll be taste testing at. They should be happy with the buffet even if it means trying a ton of dishes. Also remember to ask the couple if any foods are kosher as part of their culture/religion, so that you do not make a mistake when taking them to test out food.

On the wedding day you’ll need to check up on everything right from if the venue is arranged perfectly where the vows will exchanged, to the transportation that will bring both parties to the venue. You’ll need to make an appearance at the bride’s and groom’s places respectively to see if there is anything that they need at the last. It takes time and patience to plan a wedding, but when you see the fruits of your labour takes form, it is a sight for sore eyes. Keeping the above pointers in mind, you’ll have no trouble in coordinating the details that need to be overseen as part of the wedding. We ULTRA MATRIMONY take care of all this.