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Why You Need an Asian Wedding Planner

Asian Locals June 18, 2019 No Comments

Why You Need an Asian Wedding Planner

It’s a curious observation: most people know that they need a wedding planner if they want their ceremonies to be successful (and stress-free). However, too many are willing to cut corners when it comes to Asian weddings, which, interestingly, take up considerably more time and effort to organize. The problem lies in the attitude that most people have towards Asian wedding planners, whose services tend to be perceived as a luxury expense rather than a necessary cost. It’s quite ironic, especially since organizing an Asian wedding, for most people, is too demanding job. It takes up a lot of time, not to mention money, connections, and most importantly, hard work, to pull off a successful Asian wedding. As someone with a schedule that doesn’t allow them time for adequate rest, let alone for planning an entire Asian wedding, wouldn’t it make sense to delegate the task to someone that knows […]

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Top 10 Indian Jewelry Trends

Asian Locals May 29, 2019 No Comments

Top 10 Indian Jewelry Trends

Creating a beautiful jewelry collection calls for finding a balance between your style and preferences as well as keeping up with the latest fashion trends in the industry. Picking through the different kinds of jewelry while ensuring the ones you choose to wear are appropriate for the occasion is an art on its own. It is why a woman’s jewelry should be diverse and lean towards classic to have timeless pieces that can still work with the latest fashion trends. If this looks like a challenge or an impossible task, then you can find inspiration in Indian Jewelry.The East has always had a diverse and artful approach to jewelry with many items that have been a standard part of Asian Jewelry for ages making their mainstream entrance in the West over the last century. When looking for a unique take on the jewelry but one that still offers you a […]

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Asian Clothes – Latest Trends and Style

Asian Locals May 17, 2019 No Comments

Asian Clothes – Latest Trends and Style

2018 was upbeat with many trends in fashion. There have been so many trends introduced in different parts of the world, but Asian styles always manage to steal the limelight. Indian dresses, Pakistani dresses, Chinese dresses and Asian wedding dresses reign supreme in the fashion world. Let’s dive in to find out which attires are turning heads and dropping jaws this year. The Top Trends in Pakistani dresses: Pakistani attires inspire creativity with mix colours and fabrics. 2019 is already beaming with floral printed trousers and skirts, Kurta silk collections and frocks among others. These attires will add a glamorous touch to your beautiful self. Here is a roundup of the most notable trends. Long splaying gowns Flowy gowns are the hottest thing in Pakistani fashion town. They have ornamented gowns that flow seamlessly around your body, accentuating your shape. Flowy dresses were a big buzz in 2018, and we […]

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How India Gave Britain its Taste: Indian Restaurant History in the UK

Asian Locals April 24, 2019 No Comments

How India Gave Britain its Taste: Indian Restaurant History in the UK

The romance of Indian cuisine and Britain started about 200 years ago. However, before that, Indian curry pilau recipes had already found a way to Britain tables as early as the 11th century. A cookbook by Hannah Glasse published in1747 entailed a list of all curry and biryani recipes. Be that as it may, the history of Indian restaurants in the UK is an immersive roller-coaster ride; love at first sight and a happily ever after. The middle ages: Crusaders bring back new tastes In the early days, British curries were often mild and seasoned with salt, lemon juice, coriander, and other herbs. Between the 11th and 14th centuries, Britain’s cuisine stated taking a spicy direction, with new cooking methods introduced from lands afar. Ginger, turmeric, cumin, and fenugreek made up the fresh curries. These spices were brought by returning Crusaders from the East. The spice trade grew so prominent […]

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Wedding Cakes: Yes! You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It

Asian Locals April 19, 2019 No Comments

Wedding Cakes: Yes! You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It

Wedding cakes have been part and parcel of Wedding ceremonies for a long time. The beginning of the wedding cake tradition goes back to ancient Rome. Back then the ‘cake’ was simple and nothing like the present day’s grand confections that stand several feet tall. Ancient Roman grooms used to break a loaf of bread above the bride’s head. It was a fertility ritual, and guests would dash for the crumbs to share in the good luck. Time has taken this tradition to new heights of glamour and sophistication. From Rome to Britain The wedding bread tradition was shipped to Britain by the Roman conquerors around 43 CE. As with everything, the English Britanised the culture; they skipped the plain bread and started using scones, cookies, and buns for the tradition. The English would organize spiced buns into a pile of a considerable height. The groom would then lean and […]

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Indian Weddings in the UK

Asian Locals April 9, 2019 No Comments

Indian Weddings in the UK

Planning to have an Indian wedding in the UK? There are many directions your wedding could take. You can choose a Western theme, but if your friends and family are traveling from your home country to attend your big day, you might choose to impress them with a traditional Indian theme. Read on to see how. Stylish and Picturesque Venue Indian weddings are usually a feast for the eyes, and without aesthetics, it can turn out to be a disappointment. You will need to work with reliable designers to bring to life Indian art and symbolism in your venue. Also, remember to find a site that is spacious enough to accommodate big numbers. Most Indian weddings feature big dance groups so make sure there is enough dancing space. Plan for the Time A typical traditional Indian wedding lasts for a minimum of three days. Working with a wedding planner who […]

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How to have the best Asian Wedding

Asian Locals March 29, 2019 No Comments

How to have the best Asian Wedding

Asian weddings need adequate planning to pull off. From finding the right venues to wedding decorations, themes, catering, and other details, it can be all too overwhelming. Since the big day is a once in a lifetime happening, you will need to work with the right people to perfect everything. Here are the best tips on how to have a fantastic Asian wedding. Find the right Asian wedding venue: Asian weddings are prominent with traditions and culture. Find a site that reflects your Asian culture and symbolism. That helps to make your family or friends feel comfortable in a foreign country far from home. Making them comfortable is a big step towards a successful wedding. If you put your time into it and search at the right place such as Asian Locals website, you will easily find an Asian wedding venue, you can also take a help of Asian wedding […]

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Indian Festive Outfit Ideas

Asian Locals March 25, 2019 No Comments

Indian Festive Outfit Ideas

India is a land of festivities. All year round there is some colorful religious or cultural celebration going on somewhere in the South Asian country. Fashion is a big thing in these festivals. If you are trying to get in touch with your Indian roots, you will need a keen eye when shopping for Indian festival outfits. The beauty of Indian fashion is that it is also slowly becoming a darling of the western world, with blended variations popping up in malls and shops. It is easy to find a designer that expertly casters for your tastes. Then again, you should not forget to drape on some jewelry for deep symbolism. Dressing up is a significant aspect of the Indian tradition. Even though you can look great in anything, authenticity is critical. Herein are some ideas of outfits you can pull off for the Indian festivals. Contemporary Midi Dresses: This […]

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Indian Jewellery: Beauty beyond the Surface

Asian Locals March 15, 2019 No Comments

Indian Jewellery: Beauty beyond the Surface

Indian jewellery symbolizes class and elegance in our present-day society, but these masterpieces have a deep history behind them. Historians believe that the first time Indians started using Jewellery was 5000 years ago. Through the centuries, the ornaments have delivered in their mandate to flatter the charm and beauty of the Indian woman, and all those with a penchant for their culture. The deeper meanings of Indian Jewellery: An Indian jeweller has a task to convey deep meanings in their creations. For instance, in the traditional setting, the ornaments were used to highlight the cultural dance forms. The dancers were embellished with jewellery on almost all parts of their bodies. The gold pieces were not only for beautification but also served a purpose in religion. Indian jewellery was used to honor gods and goddesses, and some were created for ceremonial animals like cows and elephants. Gold and diamond ornaments were […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Indian Cuisine

Asian Locals March 14, 2019 No Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Indian Cuisine

Even though very few feel that adventurous with their taste buds, but those who try Indian cooking end up becoming loyal converts. There is only a countable number of Indian restaurants in the UK, perhaps which is why many are usually skeptical about Indian cuisines. A new person in an Indian restaurant will probably get lost in the many different dish names and the south Asian styles and ingredients. This beginner guide will get you up to speed so you can enjoy an Indian delicacy without any setbacks. What makes the Indian cuisines to stand out? You might think that the secret of the food gurus is in the spices and flavors. Not at all; Indian chefs follow the Ayurvedic principle that demands every dish to have an assortment of tastes including sweet, salty, sour, and bitter and smells such as pungent, and astringent. Brace your palate for an avalanche […]

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