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Tips for Pre-Wedding Hair Care

Split ends can make your hair look dull and lifeless, so it is important to get a trim before your big event. Even if you are only getting a few inches trimmed off, it will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your hair…reports Asian Lite News

Wedding preparations are often incomplete without elevated hair care and styling, says Shailesh Moolya, National Technical Head – Godrej Professional. Shailesh believes that your hair is the crowning glory of your outfit and can make or break your overall look. Whether you’re the bride or the bridesmaid taking the time to pamper your hair will ensure that you look and feel your best on this special occasion.

Here is a pre-wedding hair care routine by Shailesh that will help you shine during the festivities:

Healthy Hair is the Foundation: Before diving into styling, it’s crucial to ensure that your hair is in its best possible condition. Healthy hair is the canvas upon which you can create stunning wedding hairstyles. Start by nourishing your hair with deep conditioning treatments. This will add shine, reduce frizz, and make your hair more manageable.

Trim your hair: Split ends can make your hair look dull and lifeless, so it is important to get a trim before your big event. Even if you are only getting a few inches trimmed off, it will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your hair.

Invest in Quality Hair Products: Quality hair products can make a significant difference in how your hair looks and feels. Invest in the Godrej Probio Paraben free range of products shampoos and conditioners suited to your hair type. Additionally, consider using heat protectant sprays and styling products to maintain the health and integrity of your hair while using hot tools.

Experiment with Accessories: Wedding season is the perfect time to experiment with hair accessories. From decorative pins and clips to floral crowns and ornate hair combs, accessories can add a touch of elegance and glamour to your look. Choose accessories that complement your outfit and hairstyle.

Protect your hair from the elements: If you are going to be spending time outdoors before your wedding events, be sure to protect your hair from the sun, wind, and rain. Wear a hat or scarf, and use a leave-in conditioner with UV protection.

Bonus tip: “Get a blowout” If you want to look your best in wedding events, consider getting a blowout from a professional stylist. A blowout will give your hair volume and shine, making it look its best.

No matter what your hair type or style, there are plenty of ways to elevate your hair care and styling routine for wedding preparations. By incorporating a pre-wedding hair care routine into your preparations, you can achieve stunning and unforgettable hairstyles that complement your attire. Therefore, this wedding season, make your hair a top priority and watch as it elevates your entire look to new heights.

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ChatGPT officiates wedding in absence of priest

This is not the first time that an AI chatbot like ChatGPT has done something unusual like this…reports Asian Lite News

In an unprecedented but heartwarming event, OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT stepped up to officiate the wedding of a US couple when faced with the unanticipated absence of a priest.

Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt celebrated their wedding last weekend with the voice of the ChatGPT AI app leading the way, report Fox News.

“Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the extraordinary love and unity of Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt,” the chatbot said at the couple’s wedding last month.

Wiench and Truitt said that they planned their wedding in five days because Truitt was about to deploy for the Army and Wiench wanted to join him after basic training.

In the US-based Colorado, there is no requirement for a licensed marriage official to officiate ceremonies, therefore, the bride’s father, Stephen Wiench, came up with the idea of using a more accessible and cost-effective officiant option.

The chatbot was at first hesitant to conduct the ceremony, according to the report.

“It said ‘no’ at first. ‘I can’t do this, I don’t have eyes, I don’t have a body. I can’t officiate at your wedding,'” Wiench was quoted as saying. The couple persisted and provided personal information about themselves to the chatbot, which was woven into ChatGPT’s remarks during the ceremony.

This is not the first time that an AI chatbot like ChatGPT has done something unusual like this.

Last week, a woman revealed that her long-time client stopped working with her after discovering that she was using a ChatGPT-like artificial intelligence (AI) to write content.

Last month, a US judge sanctioned the lawyer who submitted a legal brief written by ChatGPT, which included citations of non-existent court opinions and fake quotes.

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Be radiant on your special day

While it may seem like an ‘unnecessary step’ to most, moisturizing your skin regularly is quintessential to keeping it supple, healthy and naturally radiant, while keeping patchiness at bay…reports Asian Lite News

Weddings are a period of constant festivities for days on a stretch. And if you are the bride or the groom, the onus of taking care of the preparations while also ensuring you look radiant on your special day can be pretty exhausting. Fret not. For we are here to ease the burden off your shoulders with these 5 things you can keep in mind before your wedding night to keep your skin healthy and get a radiant glow on your wedding night without too much effort.

No compromise on sleep

Take your ‘beauty sleep’ seriously. A good 8-hour sleep is not just essential for your body to function well but also gives your skin ample time to rejuvenate and build itself up from the day’s wear and tear.

Say hi to fibers in diet

While there’s no need to change your diet radically, intaking fibers regularly during the months pre-dating the wedding can be greatly beneficial for your skin. Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a great way to include a good dose of fibers in your system.

Be careful with over-the-top skin routines

Brides-to-be often feel the urge to undergo expensive facial treatments. As exciting as they may seem, such treatments can be harmful and may not suit every skin type. It’s best to avoid them and stick to the usual Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing routine. If you do want to get a facial treatment, get in touch with a dermatologist first.

Moisturize without fail

While it may seem like an ‘unnecessary step’ to most, moisturizing your skin regularly is quintessential to keeping it supple, healthy and naturally radiant, while keeping patchiness at bay.

Keep stress at bay

Planning a wedding requires months of preparation, which can be quite stressful. Your skin reacts to stress. It can make you look dull on your big day, which you definitely don’t want. So try to keep your stress levels as low as possible. If you feel the levels rising, book a spa, get a massage or simply take a walk in a park. When you’re relaxed, your skin glows automatically. (ANI)

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Star-studded reception for Sid-Kiara

The couple (looking picture-perfect as usual, despite online criticism of Kiara appearing without a mangalsutra) posed for paps as a stream of stars greeted them…reports Asian Lite News

So, Vikrant and Dimple were finally united and presented to the world at a star-studded reception in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, who played the star-crossed lovers in ‘Shershaah’ on Prime Video in 2021, had their happy ever after at their wedding reception at the end of hectic festivities that took them from the glorious resort of Suryagarh in Jaisalmer to the Malhotra home in Delhi and finally to his adopted home in Mumbai.

The couple (looking picture-perfect as usual, despite online criticism of Kiara appearing without a mangalsutra) posed for paps as a stream of stars greeted them. They included Malhotra’s former classmate and rumoured girlfriend from ‘Student of the Year’ (2012), Alia Bhatt (who came without Ranbir, but with Ayan Mukerji), and recent co-actor from ‘Thank You’, Ajay Devgn, who arrived with wife Kajol.

The Advanis and Malhotras also did a joint photo-op. Siddharth’s parents, Sunil and Rimma, his banker brother Harshad and wife, Kiara’s parents Jaideep and Genevieve and rapper brother Mishaal, were shot against a flower bedecked wall bearing the couple’s initials ‘SK’.

Among the other stars present was the other Siddharth, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur and star wife Vidya Balan; actor Abhishek Bachchan, who came solo; and character actor Anupam Kher, who was dressed in glittering black.

Alia Bhatt’s mother-in-law, Neetu Kapoor, who played Advani’s mother-in-law in ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’, also made it a point to come to the party.

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Best ever locations to make your big day special

The Dana Villas have a view of the traditional quiet settlement of Firostefani. It also provides a beautiful wedding terrace with a sight of the Caldera…writes Lothungbeni Humtsoe

Unquestionably, getting married is one of the most romantic days of a person’s life because it allows the couple to celebrate their new beginning. The choice of a stunning location for the wedding is one approach to capturing this particular moment in time.

From picturesque mountains and sun-kissed beaches to sumptuous palaces, historic forts, and opulent hotels, these locations have everything you need to make your wedding ceremony special.

Dubai, UAE

Dubai has become the must-visit destination for holidays and now glamorous dream weddings. You can call it the most prized destination for your perfect wedding, thanks to the sunny weather, myriad activities, and posh locations. Centrally located Dubai is well-connected to have your loved ones come down for the marriage.

Al- Habtoor, Hilton, is Dubai’s best wedding venue that has a fantastic setting and a view of the Dubai skyline. Witness the star-filled skies and the beautiful gulf whilst enjoying the wedding.

Location: Al-Habtoor Hilton, Dubai

Bali, Indonesia

You fall in love with Bali in Indonesia, thanks to the beautifully vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and greenery. The best luxury hotels and resorts add to the Balinese charm. All in all, it is the perfect backdrop for getting married. Choose amongst the many resorts & hotels specially prepared for weddings and come with qualified planners to handle the details.

Location: The Cliff-Edge Cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu

Phuket, Thailand

Having your wedding in Phuket is an occasion due to the romance and intimacy attached to the venues found here. A Phuket wedding is another world, from exclusive clifftop villas to private garden setups acting as the perfect backdrops. Choose Phuket as the wedding destination. It has everything gorgeous scenery, the best facilities and accessibility. The beaches here come with luxurious facilities for couples and their loved ones.

Location: Rosewood Phuket

Santorini, Greece

When you think Greece, you think Santorini. The whitewashed coast has beautiful sunsets, scenery & weather. All are great for getting married to your loved ones. The place also comes with ancient culture and architecture. Luxurious hotels are a norm in the location.

The Dana Villas have a view of the traditional quiet settlement of Firostefani. It also provides a beautiful wedding terrace with a sight of the Caldera.

Location: Dana Villas


For romance, Italy is the country that comes to your mind. The perfect wedding destination has loads of tranquil venues complete with historical centres/castles, luxurious lakeside villas, etc. The wedding dream becomes a reality in Italy thanks to its historical & romantic charm.

Lake Como happens to be a popular place for many luxurious & expensive weddings, especially for many celebs all around the world.

Location: Lake Como

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

When you have the eternal Taj Mahal in the city, it is hard not to miss having a wedding in Agra in Uttar Pradesh. You can have a grand and stunning wedding thanks to the beautiful surroundings and great luxurious hotels dotted in the city. With one of the seven wonders here, having your dream wedding is possible.

Location: ITC Mughal

Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Pink City of Jaipur and the capital of Rajasthan has everything to offer for your perfect wedding, from beautiful backdrops & venues to tasty food. The luxurious hotels and resorts found here complete the whole picture. Jaipur is a favourite destination for lavish weddings in India courtesy of the scenic architecture, royal background, and best places to stay.

Location: Fairmont Hotel

Lake Como

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, the city of lakes, is yet another favourite wedding destination in Rajasthan with a royal touch. You find palaces & forts here with a rich history and tradition. The natural flora and fauna charms everyone who comes here. With the perfect hospitality industry in place, everyone will find something in Udaipur while hosting and attending the wedding.

Location: Oberoi Udaivilas


The tiny yet stunning state of Goa has always been a tourist paradise and a wedding destination. It has everything from amazing beaches to great seafood and perfect wedding venues. Have the picture-perfect wedding you dreamt of in Goa. The best thing is the historical and cultural aspect which makes for a uniquely relaxing wedding.

Location: The St. Regis Goa Resort

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a favourite destination for a picturesque mountain wedding. And Manali is the hill station for the same. The snow-clad Himalayas enveloped by thick forests will stun the bride & groom and the attendees. Whatever the time of the day, hosting your wedding in Manali is a perfect idea.

Location: Citrus Resort, Manali

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Biden’s granddaughter Naomi ties knot in White House wedding

Naomi was walked down the matrimonial aisle by both her parents, according to People Magazine…reports Asian Lite News

Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of US President Joe Biden, got hitched to Peter Neal in a ceremony held at the White House.

According to a report by People Magazine, the ceremony took place on the South Lawn. It was a private affair.

Naomi’s grandparents, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were both present at the historic event.

It was the first time in over a decade, that a wedding ceremony had taken place in the White House, as per People Magazine.

Not only that, it was the first time ever that the grandchild of a President in the office got married in the vicinity of the President’s House.

Naomi was walked down the matrimonial aisle by both her parents, according to People Magazine.

The new bride also carried some Lilies of the Valley with her, as a continuation of tradition from her mother’s side of the family.

The wedding celebration lasted all day.

People Magazine reported that a luncheon took place subsequently. It was attended by close family members.

An evening reception ended the series of wedding events at the executive mansion, where dessert was served and guests shook a leg.

Naomi and Peter had announced their engagement in 2021 via a post on Instagram. They were greeted by congratulatory messages and blessings in the comments.

According to People Magazine, they had announced their wedding venue earlier this year.

The last time a wedding was observed at the White House was in 2013, when Presidential photographer Pete Souza read the vows with Patti Lease at the Rose Garden.

28-year-old Naomi is a graduate of Colombia Law, while 25-year-old Peter also studied law and has formerly interned for campaigns at the White House as well. (ANI)

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Big day at stunning destination

Tourism Department on its part is supporting this new trend with all seriousness. The Department has flagged this new trend for replication on a bigger scale…reports Asian Lite News

The wedding ceremony of Rajvir and Jaspreet at Pahalgam has brought to focus the scope of Kashmir being promoted as a Wedding Destination as well, an official spokesperson said.

He said that the family travelled all the way from Canada to make the occasion memorable on the banks of Lidder surrounded all around by lush green forests.

Industry insiders say that buoyed by the confidence of a record tourist footfall many NRIs and other families are now planning their weddings in Kashmir given the romantic and nostalgic appeal the place has for people across the globe. This summer saw the grand wedding of prominent national executive at Srinagar.

Tourism Department on its part is supporting this new trend with all seriousness. The Department has flagged this new trend for replication on a bigger scale.

“Jammu & Kashmir is a beautiful place. People can come here not only to enjoy the mesmerizing locales but also to perform and celebrate their weddings at dream destinations here. In fact we are in touch with local hoteliers in this regard”, said Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism Department.

Currently cities and destinations like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Musoori, Lonavala are the favourite wedding destinations across the country. The economic potential of Destination Wedding market in the country is pegged to be around Rs. 25, 0000 crore. With the enlisting of Kashmir as another Wedding Destination, it is all set to give tourism here a big boost.

Jammu & Kashmir in the last one year or so has seen the arrival of MICE, corporate bookings and Film tourism besides the traditional leisure and adventure tourism. Holding of destination weddings now is going to further broaden the spectrum of tourism services and products.

“In several of our meetings with local hoteliers, we have asked them to induct facilities for dream weddings and tie up with leading Wedding Planners and Event managers of the country to sell the place as a prominent wedding destination which certainly would give a big boost to the local tourism”, adds Sarmad Hafeez.

Marriages, as they say, are made in Heaven. But these are also now being celebrated in heaven (on Earth), Kashmir.

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Ambika Gupta’s tips for hassle-free monsoon wedding

Ambika, who is known for her keen interest in sustainable weddings, says during monsoons, chances of delayed flower shipments are high…reports Asian Lite News

What could be more romantic than rain when you’re in love and about to embark on a new chapter in your life? In this situation, a monsoon wedding sounds ideal, but how practical is it? Of course, during the rainy season, resorts, hotels, and vendors offer discounts, and it is easier to book popular venues, but how can we ensure that unexpected showers do not inconvenience guests and ruin the dreamy atmosphere?

Entrepreneur, founder of The A-Cube Project and luxe event designer Ambika Gupta says, “Monsoon also brings with it many logistical challenges such as delayed delivery, travel impediments and traffic snarls etc. Rain proofing your venue, ensuring the comfort of the guests and managing the seamless flow of service are some of the other challenges. However, if planned effectively, monsoon weddings can be magical and unforgettable.” Ambika shares some tips to ensure a hassle-free monsoon wedding:

Choose an indoor venue

Ambika, who has pulled off many celebrity weddings in different venues and breath-taking settings, advises an indoor wedding during monsoons. She says, “A lot of clients also opt for waterproof marquee tents, and romantic gazebos but to ensure the comfort of your guests when they arrive and leave during heavy showers can be a concern. Personalised umbrellas can be given to the guests and can even be used as part of the decor but if you want everyone present to enjoy the wedding in a totally protected environment, an indoor venue is the best bet. As a designer, I get inspired by the season, the venue, the personal story of the couple and so a monsoon wedding is the perfect opportunity to turn even an indoor space into a dream setting with decor accents that evoke romance.”

Monsoon appropriate decor

While brides get busy choosing exquisite pieces for their trousseau and weighing whether to opt for a georgette, chanderi, gota, net, or an organza outfit for a monsoon wedding, wedding or decor designers have to weigh what materials and design accents are most practical during the rains. Ambika says, “Just as it is important to consider the length of the hemlines and how moisture could affect a bridal outfit or jewellery during the monsoon, a wedding designer must weigh which materials are most appropriate and how to create and assemble installations at the venue, how to transport backdrops, furniture, and a million other things needed to create a perfect ambience.” She recommends planning in advance, the logistics of transporting materials, work force, flowers, light fixtures and more. She adds, “Rains are unpredictable but a wedding designer has to deliver every single time. I suggest that nothing be left to the last minute and every small detail be planned well in advance.”

Avoid easily perishable flowers

Ambika, who is known for her keen interest in sustainable weddings, says during monsoons, chances of delayed flower shipments are high. She adds, “It is better to source flowers from trusted local vendors during monsoons or use sustainable options like Shola flowers which are not perishable. Tropical plants, an assortment of hyper-realistic flowers made from paper or fabric can create beautiful settings as well. The point is to work with what is easily available, practical and yet beautiful.”

Plan your menu wisely

Food usually does not fall under the purview of the wedding designer, says Ambika but it has to be styled as well to become a part of the overall experience. She adds, “During monsoon, details like where the food is coming from, when it will arrive and how it will be served, are very important for a designer. That is why I always recommend synergising with the caterers so that the timelines match and we know what kind of courses are being served well in advance.” It is also important to be mindful of allergies and contamination during monsoon and serve only freshly made, piping hot delicacies rather than cold cuts, seafood and chilled salads, adds Ambika.

Mind the comfort of your guests

In the end, guests always remember how well they were taken care of or if they were subjected to unnecessary discomfort. She adds, “A lot of times, clients want to host pool parties and rain dances before a wedding. I advise them to check how many guests would be comfortable with these ideas and consider questions like will they have to carry extra sets of clothes, will they need flip flops, where will they change etc. It is also important to ensure that while arriving and leaving, they are escorted with umbrellas.” And lastly, the venue must be designed to be comfortable and must exude a sense of warmth and safety no matter how hard it is raining outside, she concludes.

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Vicky and Katrina shares pictures from Sangeet Ceremony

Celebrity couple Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif, who recently got married, have shared the pictures from their ‘Sangeet’ ceremony…reports Asian Lite News

The couple took to their respective Instagram handles and shared a bunch of pictures in a celebratory mood with their friends and family at the wedding.

Keeping up with their streak of putting common captions, they wrote, “Mehendi Taa Sajdi Je Nache Saara Tabbar.”

Vicky and Katrina shares pictures from Sangeet Ceremony

Everyone in attendance can be seen adhering to the ‘Sangeet’ theme and colour palette as they wore outfits in varying shades of green, yellow, grey and red.

Vicky’s ‘jugalbandi’ with his younger brother on what looks like high-energy ‘bhangra’ beats, spells the bond between the two brothers but what takes the cake is Vicky’s dance with his wife.

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The happy faces and dreamy pictures certainly tell the story of a royal wedding.

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Vicky Kaushal to arrive in style for Haldi ceremony

Vicky Kaushal will arrive in style at the wedding venue, riding a seven horse-drawn chariot…reports Asian Lite News

After a rocking ‘sangeet’ ceremony of Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif, the traditional ‘haldi’ ceremony will be performed on Wednesday. And, sources have said that Vicky Kaushal will arrive in style at the wedding venue, riding a seven horse-drawn chariot.

Vicky Kaushal to arrive in style for Haldi ceremony

The ‘sangeet’ ceremony was held on Tuesday night.

On the request of the couple, the 700-year-old Six Senses hotel fort Barwara situated in Sawai Madhopur district, has been decorated with a heritage look as the couple wanted something natural other than the artificial decor.

Sources said Vicky Kaushal would be riding a white-coloured chariot driven by seven horses.

The security of the wedding ceremony venue is being looked after by the company of Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera. Shera’s company is looking after the hi-tech security of the wedding, said sources.

On Tuesday, in the sangeet ceremony, the bride and groom danced merrily on the trending dance songs.

The family and friends also shook their legs on the occasion. Fireworks and colourful lights lit up the fort.

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Earlier, Sojat’s ‘mehndi’ decorated Katrina’s hands. Her family and Vicky’s family members also got mehendi done on their hands. After the mehendi programme that lasted for about an hour, the sangeet ceremony started.

The entire fort has been decorated with beautiful lights and lights.

Around 50 celebrities having joined the celebrations so far and more are expected to come on Wednesday and Thursday.