#RealBrides & Blog


Crow 31 Days: I Have a Few Rubies in My Closet by Amy Lewis Hofland, Executive Director, Crow Collection of Asian Art (For those of you who don’t know Amy, she is the smiling face at the Crow Collection museum in the Dallas Arts District, a hidden gem. They have […]

“I Have a Few Rubies in My Closet” – @AmyHofland


Our featured clients today are one of our favorites – the Khataw family from Austin, TX. All the members of the family are fashion conscious, and with Ali being a photography buff, most of the pictures we see from them are near perfect. We asked them to share their thoughts […]

“Whenever a formal occasion arises, Silk Threads is the first ...


Bride & groom’s names: Eliza and Santosh Krishnan Location of the wedding: Guanacaste, Costa Rica Photographer: Toh Gouttenoire   1. What was your vision for your wedding? – Simple, personal, elegant, romantic, memorable, relaxed, stylish ‎ 2. What was the most magical or memorable part of your day? – The weather was perfect, […]

#RealGroom Santosh: “I didn’t want stereotypical designs…”



Here is a short interview with Roberta, mother of Eden Ryder, who competed in the semifinals of Youth America Grand Prix Ballet. Eden was looking for the costume for an Indian princess, which while looking rich and regal, would allow her to do her routine. As you can see from […]

What do Gamzatti, the Indian Princess, and Silk Threads have ...


As Dallasites, we all know about the upcoming “The Pin Show 2017” fashion show, and that Ruby Bhandari of Silk Threads is one of the featured designers. Ahead of the show, we wanted to know more about Indian-inspired fashion and share our Silk Threads experience –  read on for our […]

Ruby Made Us Into Gems – first time introduction to ...


We talk with fashionistas and friends, Dr. Harshi and Dr. Arvinder Bains from Tyler, TX, regarding their experiences – What was the special occasion you were trying to find dresses for? What designs did you have in mind? Silk Threads is our go to boutique for all special occasions, where […]

The Doctors Bains: “Representing not only yourself but the whole ...



How a small destination wedding was planned with an Indian design touch… Bride and Groom’s names:  Priya and Jake Moore Location of the wedding:  Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort Photographer:  Focused on Forever ST: What was your vision for your wedding? PM: I always wanted a small wedding, with […]

#RealBride Priya: “All of our photographs turned out to be ...


  A Cultural Blend of Fashion – focus on Africa… On Sunday, September 4th hundreds of people gathered around a runway in Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, TX to watch models wearing beautiful designs  take a walk. The event was put together by Dallas International Fashion (DIF), which serves […]

Silk Threads, City of Dallas and Trendy Africa magazine present ...


Hundreds of students from Fort Worth, Mansfield and Southlake took to two stages at the World-Famous Billy Bob’s Texas in the Stockyards to raise funds and awareness for True Kids 1 Media Project (TK1MP). The building now known as Billy Bob’s Texas was built in 1910 and was once an open-air […]

Rock and Fashion come together for a great cause!




(Ed: Great article on the use of Swarovski crystals in Middle East and Southeast Asia. We have been using real Swarovski crystals on quite a few of our designs and bridals, with excellent results. Please contact us to setup your free consultation) “In India and Pakistan, Swarovski waltzes a similar […]

Swarovski Blings Up the Orient


Rawaj Fashion Extravaganza – An Evening of Glamor to Help a Great Cause The Rawaj Fashion Extravaganza was held in the beautiful La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, May 15th. In addition to the breath-taking sweeping views of San Antonio from this hill top luxury […]

Cesar Galindo and Ruby Bhandari present their Collections in San ...



Bride & groom’s names: Sheeba Fernandez and Alan Turner Location of the wedding: Dallas   1. What was your vision for your wedding? My vision was to capture my culture and its beauty in an elegant way! ‎ 2. What was the most magical or memorable part of your day? My husband […]

“He actually cried when he saw me for the first ...


A “caliente'” multicultural wedding! Bride & groom’s names: Sindhu Alexander & Michael Gutierrez Location of the wedding: Cityplace, Dallas Photographer: Amy Karp photography What was your vision for your wedding? We wanted something simple and elegant reflecting both of our cultures in the food and décor and even hashtags (#curryandqueso, #sarisandsombreros) What was the […]

“#CurryandQueso or #SarisandSombreros” – #RealBride Sindhu


Bride and Groom: Roshni Bedi & Jaspreet Singh Location of the wedding: Dallas Photographer: MnMfoto 1. What was your vision for your wedding? Our vision for our wedding was simple and elegant. We wanted to preserve as much Indian tradition as possible while still adding a whimsical and romantic element […]

“Events that depicted our relationship” – #RealBride Roshni



Bride & groom’s names: Pallavi Hirani and Manbir Singh  Location of the wedding: Dallas and Houston  Photographer: A&A photography  What was your vision for your wedding? Our vision was having a memorable and fun filled weekend with our family and friends by our side. I as the bride wanted a […]

“I love Peacock colors!” – #RealBride Pallavi


Bride & groom’s names: Kanwar (Preet) Singh & Harleen (Reema) Singh Location of the wedding: Dallas & Houston, TX Photographer:  Blink Photography & Film (Houston, TX)  Read More Bridal Stories 1. What was your vision for your wedding? Our motto for our wedding was “a crazy punjabi wedding”. We both come […]

“A Crazy Punjabi Wedding”: #RealBride Reema


Are you a Bride? Click to email us now! Bride’s name:  Neelm Groom’s name:  Hafeez Wedding date:  December 19, 2015 Location:  Orlando, FL Photographer:  Z Molu What was your vision for your wedding?  Since it was a destination wedding, everyone that was attending was our nearest and dearest. We wanted to […]

“Elegance and glam was key!” – #RealBride Neelm



We are so excited to hear such wonderful words from one of our customers! Sunny Patel, a doctoral student, came to us with a vision for her reception outfit. She was able to explain to us the stresses with any wedding and what comes with planning a wedding – but […]

“My vision would, after all, come true…” – #RealBride Sunny


Yes, this post is inspired by TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” show (and suggestions based on that in the Brides magazine) – but these are some practical tips based on our interaction with brides every week. In addition, see additional interviews with brides on this blog to see how they approached wedding […]

5 Things you need to know when shopping for a ...


OUR LOVE STORY IN THE LOVE GARDEN Bride’s name: Shelina Virani Groom’s name: Keith Rodenhuis Wedding date: August 31, 2014 Location: The Prado @ Balboa Park in San Diego, California Photographer: Robin Swanson Photography. (www.rswansonphotography.com) ST: What was your vision for your wedding? Shelina: The vision for our wedding was “Our […]

“I LOVE My Dress!” – #RealBride SHELINA



Bride’s name: Neetha Devdas Groom’s name: Sanjay Sharma Wedding date: June 27, 2015 Location: Sheraton Dallas Hotel Photographer: Lomesh Patel Photography Here are some thoughts and tips from our #RealBride Neetha: ST: What was your vision for your wedding? Neetha:  When we first started out we really didn’t know what exactly […]

“I FELT LIKE A PRINCESS!”: #RealBride Neetha


Vanita has had a long relationship with Silk Threads, more of a family than one of our designers and merchandiser. So naturally we were very excited when she got married in 2014! (Now we are working on her sister’s wedding outfits – coming this Summer!) Here are some amazing pictures […]

Our stylish #RealBride Vanita!


Today, we are so excited to share out latest bride! We were so honored when  Alyssa Perez came to Silk Threads Designs and asked us to design her wedding gown. Alyssa was looking for something different for her designer wedding dress . We incorporated beautiful paisleys, intricate bead work, and […]

“I have always loved India”: #RealBride Alyssa



When you think about Indian-American fashion, you may picture traditional Bollywood saris, sequins, and midriff-baring crop tops with full-embellished skirts!   However, it may surprise you to know how much Indian fashion’s traditions and designs  have made its way into the American mainstream. With a rapid increase of Indian-American population, […]

How India’s Fashion traditions made their way into the American ...


We were looking at some of the recent bridal trends, and saw a somewhat odd trend around mix & matching bridesmaids dresses. Even though it sounds counter-intuitive, and we have never received an order to make mix & match bridesmaids dresses, we can see some positive (and some negative) points […]

Bridesmaids dresses – would you like to mix & match?


DIFFA Dallas sure knows how to throw a party…and raise funds for worthy charities! Saturday, May 21st was no exception – a record crowd assembled at The Omni in downtown Dallas to mingle and enjoy the unique show – with this year’s theme being Circo Rouge – a take between […]

Silk Threads Jacket gets rave reviews at DIFFA Dallas 2016



Did you ever wonder why we have bridesmaids, all dressed the same, in most weddings? The tradition has now spilled over to Indian-American weddings, with interesting variations like similar sarees instead of dresses. Apparently, bridesmaids were required by law in Roman times, to be witnesses to the wedding, and to confuse […]

What do I do with this Bridesmaid dress or Saree?


There are quite a few traditions most brides and grooms know about – exchanging the rings, throwing the rice, throwing the bouquet, etc. – but may not know how they got started. A little bit of research (and our bridal customers at Silk Threads) tells us the following about the […]

The World’s First Bridal Shower!


The latest Collection of Chief Designer of Silk Threads, Ruby Bhandari, was recently featured in The Pin Show 2016 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas.   Create your Couture Dress now The Pin Show is the largest independent fashion show in Dallas, and this year’s show was even bigger and extravagant. The […]

Ruby Bhandari featured in The Pin Show 2016 in Dallas