Top 5 Things To Do Once You Are Newly Engaged

Are you still on cloud nine, basking in the glow of your sparkling new engagement ring? Congratulations!

Now, as you begin to descend from the euphoria and realise that the next big step is planning the wedding, don’t fret—I’ve got you covered. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, here are some top tips for newly engaged couples.

1. Take it Slow

The first and most crucial tip for newly engaged couples is to take it slow. Remember, it’s not a race, and there’s no need to feel pressured by time. Use this precious moment to sit down with your fiancé and discuss what you both envision for your wedding. Decide on the year you’d like to get married in, keeping in mind that this is your special day, and you have the flexibility to plan it at your own pace.

Taking it slow also means resisting the urge to dive headfirst into the planning process. Allow yourselves the time to revel in the joy of your engagement before delving into the intricate details of the wedding. This approach will not only ease the stress but also ensure that your decisions are thoughtful and aligned with your vision for the big day.

2. Gather Inspiration

Rohita Pabla Wedding Planning at Kew Gardens

Once you’ve set the tone for your wedding timeline, it’s time to gather inspiration. Wedding planning should be enjoyable and creative, so immerse yourself in the world of possibilities. Research and collect inspiration from various sources to create a clear vision of what you want for your special day.

Explore different themes, colour palettes, and wedding styles. Consider the type of venue that resonates with both of you, the ambiance you wish to create, and even your dream wedding outfit. This phase is all about refining your taste and preferences, laying the foundation for the exciting journey ahead.

3. Chat with an Expert

Feeling a bit lost in the sea of wedding planning? That’s where a 1:1 session with a wedding planning expert comes in handy. One of the best ways to kickstart your wedding planning journey is to have a personalised session with a professional who can provide guidance and answers to all your burning questions.

Consider scheduling a consultation with a seasoned wedding planner who can offer expert advice tailored to your unique needs. This is an opportunity to gain insights, receive actionable next steps, and access luxury vendor recommendations. It’s the perfect way to embark on your wedding planning adventure feeling motivated and in control.

4. Secure Your 1:1 Planning Session

Ready to take the plunge into wedding planning with confidence? Secure your 1:1 planning session with an expert wedding planner to ensure you’re on the right track.
Book your session with Rohita and witness the transformation as you receive top-notch guidance and insider tips from a seasoned professional.

5. Feel Inspired

By following these tips, you’ll not only kickstart your wedding planning journey on the right foot but also feel inspired and motivated throughout the process. Remember, this is your special day, and with the right guidance, you can turn your dreams into a reality.

Cheers to the beginning of a beautiful chapter in your lives! ✨

BOOK 1:1 Planning Session


Rohita x 

Get Married At The Natural History Museum For £5k!

Exciting News

Get Married In The Natural History Museum’s

Magnificent Hintze Hall For Just


The Natural History Museum, London, has a launched a new intimate wedding ceremony package, inviting couples to get hitched in one of London’s most iconic venues for just £5,000. For a limited time only this package, open to wedding and civil ceremony bookings, allows fifteen guests to gather in celebration in a choice of locations around the Natural History Museum while following government guidelines around social distancing. 

Choosing from 12 licensed rooms including the magnificent Hintze Hall with its iconic Victorian architecture and soaring arches, or the Earth Hall with its giant globe sculpture and six metre dinosaur fossil, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for couples to get married for a flat fee of just £5,000.

The ceremony package lasts for two hours and is available Mondays and Tuesdays all day, or before 11am or after 6pm Wednesday to Sunday.

For £5,000 (including VAT) you will be supplied with chiavari chairs for guests in the location of your choice. Robert Wetherell, Head of Events and Catering at the Natural History Museum, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer couples this fantastic opportunity to get married in such an intimate setting in one of London’s most beautiful venues. We offer a range of magnificent spaces, sure to create a stunning backdrop and have worked hard to ensure we are following all the guidelines to safeguard our guests during the new era of socially distanced ceremonies. The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most unique and iconic venues. Its magnificent architecture and collections create the perfect backdrop for any wedding or civil ceremony. The Museum will be reopening its doors for pre-booked visits on Wednesdays to Sundays from 5 August.

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Intimate (30-50) Wedding Venues In The Uk

Dear Brides To Be,

So we have the green light (well sort of), Boris Johnson announced in the houses of parliament that wedding ceremonies in gurdwaras, temples, churches and any other places of worship can take place “Socially Distanced” of course with a limited number of 30 guests, from the beginning of July. So now that the rules have been “slightly” loosened, what does this mean for Asian weddings, can we have intimate weddings? What does intimate wedding mean for the Asians weddings in the Uk I hear you say? 

On the 19th March it was announced that wedding ceremonies would be restricted to five people, however when lockdown commenced on the 23rd of march the rules completely changed and all weddings were banned and were not allowed at all due to the covid-19 outbreak

We are yet to know if a reception can take place and if it did take place would you even be able to dance, or even eat and have the same enjoyment as we would have done a few months ago?  What does an intimate wedding mean? 

How do you feel? Would you consider now having a smaller intimate wedding? 

Here’s my 5 favourite venues in the UK with perfect little spaces for an intimate wedding for 2 or more.

Rohita & The Team xXx

Cliveden House
Berkshire, South East

A privately owned 5 Star award-winning
hotel in Berkshire.  An ultimate setting for a magical wedding day.

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Sofitel London St. James
Central London

Set in a prestigious,lively area of London and
created in a magnificent Grade II listed building, the hotel combines French & British elegance. 

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Islington Town Hall
Central London

Placed on the fashionable Upper Street, this impressive building, with its grand sweeping marble staircase provides an elegant setting

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Birdsall House
Yorkshire, North

An elegant setting for a wedding, grand
yet intimate, the house and grounds at Birdsall are filled with incredible photo opportunities 

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Lemore Manor
Hereford, West

Set in the picturesque village of Eardisley,
a light-filled Orangery and ceremonial Coach House plays perfect locations for your wedding

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A Spa Break For You and Your Bestie At Champneys 💆

Dear Brides To Be,

I know the last few months in lockdown could not have been easy for you and your friends so I’ve been thinking of ways that I can help. 

I would love to offer you and your bestie a voucher for Champneys! So once we’re out of lockdown and it’s safe to do so, you can both head down to Champneys for some quality time together as well as some well deserved R&R. 

Your Ultimate Indulgence Day at Champneys includes: 
  • Breakfast & Refreshments
  • Use of Spa facilities (9am-6pm)
  • 25 minute massage
  • 25 minute facial
  • 55 minute luxury manicure or pedicure
  • Access up to 20 different classes
  • 3 course hot & cold buffet lunch
You will leave feeling refreshed and invigorated! Just what we all need after lockdown.

So here’s how it works, if you have a bestie who is about to get married, recommend me as a supplier. If she then goes ahead and books with me, I will send you EACH a Champneys Voucher as soon as I receive a deposit*. Yes that’s right, you both get a voucher EACH to enjoy some quality time together.

It’s really simple, just recommend us to any of your friends who are getting married (if you recommend more than one friend and they all go on to book with us, then we’ll send you a Voucher for every booking we receive) and once they book, just look out for your Vouchers in the post and enjoy! 

Any questions, just let me know as I’d love to hear from you anyway. 

Take care of yourself and I hope to see you, and speak to you, soon. 

Love, Rohita x

Covid-19 Hints & Tips – From Rohita Pabla Events

Finally in the midst of the past couple of weeks (which wasn’t what we had planned here at @rohitapablaevents) I can finally take a breath to reflect on the goings on in the world and most importantly the events industry.

I have been busy with my current couples who are getting married in the next few months and they all have that big old question on their mind, in light of Covid-19 “What Do I Do?” 

Unfortunately we’ve had one of our lovely couple’s weddings which was going to take place in April delay until November and we are in close contact with couples whose weddings are in the up and coming months.

In these circumstances, one great thing about our services is that we don’t have the “See You On The Day Approach ” we’re with you every step of the way, via phone, wat’s app whatever it needs to be.  I was even on the phone to a worried bride at 8:00pm regarding her wedding in June because she was asking herself that question “What Do I Do?” I said pick up the phone let’s chat about it and that’s what we did . We put a plan together which clarified the options available and really helped her think of them – YOU DO HAVE OPTIONS! 

Amongst all this uncertainty you want someone with an unbiased/neutral opinion when planning your wedding just to give you that insider advice. So here’s what we have been doing to give our couples that little bit of advice and now’s the perfect time to do some “Wedding Admin” which you can all do while you’re riding these uncertain waves being thrown our way by the Covid-19 virus. 

Covid- 19 Hints/Tips For Upcoming Weddings:- 

  • Insurance- Check,read and reread your insurance policies and make sure you have them to hand (not at the bottom of a draw somewhere in Narnia)
  • Email Booked Suppliers- Send a brief email to booked vendors to ask about their policies for weddings prior to the 31st May. What policies do they have in place for weddings after this time frame, if any. Why it’s good to know as we’re not sure how long this is going to last…
  • Pending/Yet Confirmed Suppliers- Are there any amazing suppliers you have been in talks with? Gained their proposals but are yet to book them and pay a deposit? It might be worth checking in with them and see if they can offer a service such as a “Holding Deposit” 
  • Information- Collate all information together from all suppliers so if the time comes ( hopefully it won’t) you are ready and armed with what you need to make the right decision. For you either to postpone or go ahead with your initial date! 

I hope that the above few steps will help to ease the pressure of the uncertainty at this time and help you in making those decisions in the up and coming months. We’re just a phone call away for any advise you might need.

Rohita Pabla xXx



….and now you have the (hopefully) fun task of planning your wedding!

Many brides start their wedding planning with booking in a hair and makeup artist, or booking the venue. There are 1000’s of amazing hair and makeup artists all over the country so it can be a very daunting task!

Using my experience over the years, I decided to write a blog post on how to choose a great bridal hair and makeup artist, and also how to make the most of your bridal trial, should you want to have one. Enjoy!

  1. Many artists are super flattered when a bride books them without a trial, however – to be honest I think a trial is very important regardless of how sure you are of the persons work. Firstly, at a trial you are able to check whether you have a good rapport with your bridal stylist, who is usually the person who will be with you the most just before your entrance! Also, at a trial you’re able to try out different looks that may suit your eye colour / face shape / hair colour that you never thought to try. Lastly, there may be products that do not work well with your skin type, and its much better to find out at the trial than it is on the wedding day!
  1. You can book the trial whenever you feel comfortable, most brides book the trial in as soon as possible in order to secure the date for her wedding day. Some brides book a trial 3-6 months before the day once they know what they will be wearing. Some brides have two trials, one before booking, and one closer to the time. I always take detailed photos and notes on the trial day to ensure that I am able to recreate the chosen look effectively.
  2. Wear a top (if you can) that is a similar shade to your dress. The colour of your dress will effect how your makeup will look. You want everything to tie together as much as possible for you to really be able to visualise the final look. That being said – on the day of the wedding, it is entirely possible to tweak colours to match your wedding dress.

    Photo Credits:- Manisha The London Beauty Stylist

    Photo Credits:- Manisha The London Beauty Stylist

  3. Ensure that you have collected some photos of looks that you like, ideally of women who are of a similar skin tone and bone structure got you, or women that have similar hair length and texture to you. In particular, pay attention to the eye shapes on the looks you choose. This is a huge help, as it gives the artist an idea of the level of intensity of the makeup. In my earlier years, brides would come to me and say “Oh, I don’t know, do whatever”, my “whatever” was totally different to their expectation of what “whatever” was. From now on, if the bride has not prepared any photos for me to refer to, I’ll ask her to find some for me before I begin applying any makeup.
  4. Bring some photographs of you from a special occasion, where you really love the way your makeup turned out. Again, this is a huge help and helps artists see the level of intensity of makeup you would wear on a regular basis. If someone shows me their regular photos and their makeup is pretty glam, I’ll know that I can go a bit more on the side of glam makeup, if someone tells me they never wear makeup, I’ll know that I may want to soften it down (unless they ask me to glam it up!). At the end of the day, the artist wants you to feel your very best, many times this will be something close to your usual makeup style, everyone has their things that they are particular about, don’t be afraid to let your artist know of these. For example, I will only line my own lips, I prefer the way I do it!
  5. Be realistic, don’t come to your trial with photos that are heavily edited, filtered or photo shopped. Remember, the makeup application has to look great in person, as well as in photos and video, heavy contour could look great in photos but look overwhelming in person. Your artist should be able to advise on how to get a balance of both looking amazing in person, as well as via your professional photographs. Personally, having had some training as a photographer, I’m able to do this pretty easily.
  6. If you want a heavily made up look, don’t go for a trial with someone who specialises in very light makeup and vice versa. All artists have their specialities. For example, I feel that my style is: flawless base without looking too made up & very blended glam eye makeup. Someone else’s style may be super simple eye makeup and a heavily made up flawless matte base. Look through the artists galleries, would you want to look like some of their clients?
  7. Sometimes at the end of the trial, once you look in the mirror, it can be a little bit of a shock. You’re sitting in a makeup chair, probably in a comfy jumper and some jeans, and you’ve got this gorgeous glam face on! It can be hard to visualise how it will look when it all comes together. Please bear in mind that on the day of your wedding, you’ll be in a gorgeous wedding location, with a beautiful dress on, your hair done, your jewellery on, surrounded by your guests, loved ones, who are all dressed up for your big day. Your surroundings, and your clothing will effect how your makeup appears.
  8. Photo Credits:- Manisha The London Beauty Stylist

    1. Consider choosing a separate hair stylist and makeup artist. There are a couple of advantages to this: usually they are both super talented and specialist in what they do and can concentrate on their job rather than juggling both, it can save time on the day, as some parts of the hair styling can be done at the same time as some parts of the makeup application. If you have other people in the bridal party such as your mum and sister who also require their hair and makeup done, this can also help as the makeup artist and hairstylist can both work on one person each. I personally work with some amazing specialist hairstylists and help to match one up to my brides requirements and budget, where possible.
      1. Usually a makeup trial will take around 2 hours, and a hair trial will take 3 hours, so will be priced accordingly. I personally try out around 2 different looks on each side of the face for a makeup trial, we will then discuss the overall looks and adjust where required.
      2. If you’re having a hair trial, ensure that your hair is washed (ideally the night before otherwise it’s a little too silky), and dried before arrival. Bring any hair accessories and hair jewellery you may already have, if you have your blouse that also helps!
      1. Do not underestimate the job of a great hair / makeup artist! I know I may be being biased here, but the way you feel about the way you look on the day has a massive effect on how much you will enjoy your day. You could have the most amazing dress and jewellery and then ruin the entire look with less than perfect makeup.
      2. Due to the wonders of YouTube and Social Media, everyone has a little bit of a MUA in them these

        Photo Credits:- Manisha The London Beauty Stylist

        Photo Credits:- Manisha The London Beauty Stylist

        days, often the artist will have had years of training and be highly qualified, respect that and trust them to make you look and feel beautiful. I have been on bookings – again in my earlier days – where I have felt like a puppet with a makeup brush, and the overall result has not been as amazing as if I had been trusted to just do my thing.

Finally, enjoy yourself! I absolutely love having trials with my brides, I really feel like it gives us a chance to get to know each other – after all, you’ll be spending a considerable amount of time with your chosen artists and you want to be comfortable with them.
I strongly advise you to take account of all of the above advice in order for you to have an enjoyable and effective trial, weddings can be extensive and there’s usually a significant cost involved in having a bridal trial, so make the most it!

All of the photos in this article are previous clients of mine.

Contact me here to book your bridal trial.


Manisha x

Blog Credits: Manisha – The London Beauty Stylist

Know your Jewellery

Hi Brides-to-be,

Hope you’re having a lovely day! Today’s blog is all about knowing how to wear your jewellery, in particular necklaces! Indian culture includes many different types of accessories and necklaces especially, come in a wide range of lengths and styles. This blog is about the different necklaces available to wear, when and how to wear them including on your wedding day!

There are 6 main styles often worn by a bride, these are:

  • Collar- Tightly around the neck
  • Choker- Tightly against the base of the throat
  • Princess- On the collarbone
  • Matinee- Between the collarbone and the bust
  • Opera- On the bust or an inch/two below
  • Rope/Lariat- Wrapped to sit on or just below the centre of the bust

A collar or choker tends to work much better with a high neckline. A choker will work beautifully on a long, thin neck, however if you a shorter neck it can make the neck appear wider than it really is.

If you are of tall or average height than a necklace of any length will most likely suit you depending on your face shape and neckline. If you are shorter in height, long necklaces can sometimes be overwhelming and in chunky designs.

If you have a round face shape, a longer necklace with a pendant attached to it, makes the face appear slimmer and portrays a slimming “V” around the base of the face as it glides away. If you have a heart-shaped face then shorter necklaces are a better option as it shows a smoother look.

A quick way to figure out the best necklace length for you is to, measure the extended length of the necklace you wear most often. It is likely this is the most flattering length for you.

Photo Credits:- Pinterest

Photo Credits:- Pinterest

Photo Credits:- @Kundanbride

Photo Credits:- @Kundanbride

Hope this helped ladies, don’t forget to choose what you love best!

Rohita X

Traditional Red for your Wedding

Hi brides-to-be,

I hope you’re having a fab week! One of the most important things for a bride is what she’ll be wearing on her wedding day. Traditionally, a red lengha is the most commonly worn to the morning ceremony. However, more and more  brides are opting for different colours and different designs. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide what you feel is best for you!

Pros of wearing red

  • Colours hold an important position in Indian culture; each hue and shade signifies some aspect of your life. The colour red is often associated with love and passion
  • Red is often worn by Indian women, as the colour enhances beauty and skin complexion. The red is usually seen to look striking against brown skin tones
  • The colour red is deeply rooted into Indian culture, therefore wearing red on your wedding day sticks to tradition from many years ago

Photo credits:- Pinterest

Photo credits:- Pinterest

Photo credits:- Pinterest

Photo credits:- Pinterest

Pros of wearing different colours

  • Red might not be the colour for you and many designers now offer suits, saree’s and lengha’s in a variety of colours. This means you can play around with colours, choose what suits you best and search for an outfit in the perfect colour for you!
  • Wearing a bold colour will definitely set you apart from the crowd, so you’ll always be remembered for how you looked even after your big day
  • Even after your wedding day, you can wear your outfit many times over! Wedding dresses are often worn once and left in the cupboard, by wearing a different colour you can choose to wear your lengha/saree/suit to other functions without clashing with a bride who might wear red!

Cons of wearing red

  • More people now wear red to weddings as it is a colour that sometimes cannot be avoided! This can potentially take the attention away from the bright, bold red colour of just the bride
  • As red is often traditionally worn, outfits that are predominantly red are usually very expensive

Photo credits:- Mo baigs

Photo credits:- Mo baigs

Photo credit:- Kreative Klicks

Photo credit:- Kreative Klicks

Cons of wearing different colours 

  • Wearing a different colour strays from the heart of Indian culture and tradition that had been carried for a long period of time
  • Wearing a different colour might create conflict between you and your loved ones who wish for you to wear red on your wedding day, this might especially be the older generations in your family

Hope this helped brides, have fun choosing!

Rohita x

Destination Wedding Decisions

Everybody loves a good holiday, relaxing on the beach under the sun by the clear blue sea. For some brides and grooms, this in fact is the perfect setting for their big day, yes ladies and gentleman I’m talking about a destination wedding!! However, some couples prefer a traditional ceremony in their hometown, so to help you decide we’ve put together a list of the positives and negatives.

Pros- Destination Wedding

  • Resorts abroad help greatly to create a simpler and stress-free environment for your wedding, as a part of the package some even offer complimentary services.
  •  Destination weddings often include a smaller invitation list. This means you are able to spend your special day with the people you truly love at an intimate gathering.
  • Having less people, means you’ll spend less money on a grand hall for an extravagant reception.

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Cons- Destination Wedding 

  • Having a destination wedding offers some risks, as there are often complications with trying to get a marriage license in order to marry abroad.
  • A location far and uneasy to get to means, some of the guests you really want on your big day may not be able to attend due to expenses or difficulty getting time off work.
  • Unfortunately, we do not have the power to control the weather! Therefore, a con with destination weddings is the risk of natural disasters.

Pros- Hometown Wedding 

  • Having lived and grown up in your hometown, it is likely that you’ve established connections and made friends. This means you’ll already have your choice of beauticians, rental companies and people that you can trust.
  • Wedding stress is something every bride or even groom cannot avoid! You may find that getting married in your hometown is the comfort and calm you need. You know the place like the back of your hand, take a stroll round the park or head to your local ice cream shop to calm those nerves, it’s  very nostalgic.
  • They say “never forget where you come from”, so what better way than to blend your past and future in the very place that is central to your life.

Cons- Hometown Wedding 

  • If you and your groom are not from the same town, this might cause some conflict if you both have strong ties to your hometowns.
  • It might just be that you do not like your hometown! Perhaps it’s the people or just the place itself and you want to hold this memorable day at a different location.
  • Extended family who live near you, may want to include loads of ideas for your wedding day if it’s taking place in your hometown,and this often creates stress and tension.

Hope this little list of pro’s and con’s helps you to make the decision that fits right with you and your spouse!

But if you have fallen for a destination wedding, take a look at how the beautiful Sherelle & Raj did there Civil & Reception in the stunning location of Lake Como earlier this year!

Catering & Event Management:- Maharaja London

Photo Credit:- Didarvirdi

Film: Cineture 

DJ: Kudo’s Music 

Decor: Phoenixwed 

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Rohita x


E-Invites or Paper Wedding Invitation

Hello brides-to-be, as your big day is arriving quickly important decisions must be made all the time, and with social media becoming a large part of people’s daily lives, another decision must be made! INVITES!! Should they be paper or online? We’ve put together some pros and cons to help you make the deciding vote.

Pros- E-Invites

  • Social media is ever growing and more people use a smart device
  • Saves money! It’s very cheap and usually free
  • They can be updated easily and fast! Date or time change? You can edit these little bits of information yourself

 "image Credit:- Pinterest"

“image Credit:- Pinterest”

 "image Credit:- Pinterest"

“image Credit:- Pinterest”


  • Some electronic invitations can be dismissed. Some people might not receive your message to begin with and others might miss your important information
  • If you choose to upload your invite on a public forum, your guests will be able to see who else has been invited and sometimes this mightn’t be a good thing


Pros- Paper Invites

  • Nothing beats style! A classy, elegant paper invitation is sure to draw people in
  • It’s more private, which makes it personal to your guests
  • There is a nostalgic feel about keeping your invitation as a momentum of your special day

"image Credit:-Dove and Peacocks"

“image Credit:-Dove and Peacocks”

"image Credit:-Dove and Peacocks"

“image Credit:-Dove and Peacocks”

Cons-Paper Invites

  • Sometimes they are thrown away and create waste which is not eco – friendly 
  • The purpose of a wedding invitation is solely to inform, which makes it single event only. It doesn’t allow for communication between the guests and hosts continuously.
  • They are costly as there are many to purchase!


Have Fun!

Rohita x