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These Wedding Gowns from Kat’s Collection Nagaland Are To Die For! Meet The Founders – Siblings Visituonuo and Kenny Rio

  “On her wedding day, a woman should be certain she has found a dress that makes her feel confident, and above all else, beautiful.” ~ Carolina Herrera With wedding season right around the corner, we’re happy to introduce Kats Collection – a bridal shop in Nagaland owned by sibling duo – Visituonuo and Kenny Rio. With stores in Kohima and Dimpur, their shop offers both ready-to-wear and custom-made bridal gowns. So let’s have a chat to know more about them and their wedding collections. Today we are happy to have with us the sibling duo from Nagaland – Visituonuo and Kenny Rio who are the founders and owners of ‘Kat’s Collection.‘ Successfully catering to the ever-growing wedding market since 2011, they talk to us about their entrepreneurial journey, what got them started and what keeps them going.  Hey guys! Tell us a little about yourselves. We are brother and sister duo Visituonuo Rio (age 28) and Kenny Rio (age 30) from Dimapur, Nagaland. Together, we run our store called Kats Collection which we named after Visi’s pet, Katrin. We started off …

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A Naga Bride Reminisces About Her Wedding Day | A Chat With Cheryl Kevichusa from Nagaland

“Love is Patient, Love is Kind. It always Protects, always Trusts, always Hopes, always Perseveres. Love never Fails.” – (I Corinthians 13 : 4, 7-8) For a bride, her wedding day can be one of the most cherished days of her lifetime – surrounded by love and all her loved ones. And then comes the dress and all the bride ware that accompanies her special day, that makes it even more exciting! Today, we sit down with Cheryl from Nagaland and flip through her wedding album from a year ago (she tied the knot with husband Vimeyie in 2017) as she reminisces about her wedding day and all the little details that made her day extra special. We had so much fun talking about her dress, her makeup, the wedding theme, and everything – and with the wedding season already here in Nagaland, we hope Cheryl’s story can provide brides-to-be with the much needed last minute inspiration. Cheryl Kevichusa, a young English professor from Nagaland takes us through fond memories of her gorgeous wedding – the …

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Capturing Your Most Candid and Happiest Moments on Your Wedding Day – Meet Photographer James Chakhesang from Nagaland

“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”– Anne Geddes Our featured artist of the day, James Chakhesang, a talented wedding photographer from Nagaland echoes these sentiments. His keen and aesthetic eye for capturing people and their memories in their best moments is indeed a pleasure to view and treasure. With the wedding season almost here, he is already a busy man, but he did spare some time to talk to R&L about his work and more. Here’s a quick chat with James Chakhesang, a wedding photographer from Kikruma Village, Nagaland. Read on to know his story – how he began, his inspiration sources, the weddings he has captured, his most memorable shoot and more Hello James! Tell us a little about yourself. Hello everyone! My name is James Chakhesang. I was born and raised in Dimapur, Nagaland. I am from Kikruma Village (Phek district). I love to start my mornings with a hot cup of tea, and apart from my photography, I love meeting …

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Na Lemtur – Nagaland’s Hottest Fashion Photographer Right Now

We chatted up Temsuna Lemtur (aka Na Lemtur) who is currently creating rifts in Dimapur, Nagaland with her fashion photography. Lemtur decided to gain a better insight into photography after leaving Delhi, where she worked as a freelancer for a while. Almost at the same time her younger brother Moanungsang Lemtur aka Shinobi (who we covered a short while ago) was finding a footing in the creative design arena. #ArtistSiblings for the win! Na Lemtur’s creative journey since then has taken her places and to newer heights. Here’s presenting the pretty and very talented, Na Lemtur. Why did you choose photography as a career option? Photography just happened to me and I went with the flow. There definitely wasn’t a “eureka” moment as such but my interest in photography developed alongside my growing interest in fashion. I began it as a hobby with a Yashica compact digital camera and I remember being fascinated by a photograph’s capacity to suggest my subjects’ personality and bring out the life within them for everyone to view. That’s how I …

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Wedding | Recap of my wedding day

Often our friends would ask us about how weddings happen in Nagaland. Whether it was mostly about love or arranged marriages. So, we caught up with a friend , Temsumongla  – from across the miles to share her wedding story with us……. How did you meet your husband? I met him about a  year and three months ago, when he came home (Dimapur) on one of his few holidays to India. He has been working abroad for a while and we had never met before until this time. My now mother-in-law somehow pulled it off trying to introduce  the two of us and that is how it all started – very simple and little hassle to say the least. When did you get married? Your wedding theme? Were you nervous? It was the 9th of Dec’ 2015 at 7 in the morning and I was everything but nervous. The ninth of December turned out to be a blessing. The floral vintage themed decoration, the Naga food, the people, the weather…oh boy! I couldn’t have asked for more. …

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White Aisle | Wedding and Event Planner from Nagaland

Tell me about it – I’ve had friends who would plan their wedding ever since their senior school days. Everything seem so well planned – from their wedding dress, wedding song, food and for some, even the vows. But when the day really came for them, I’ve had more phone calls and 11th hour – 1 AM conversations with the frantic bride-to-be asking the same question: ‘Can someone help me out in the planning?’ Most of us here come from huge families so planning a wedding do involve a lot opinions, choices and more confusions – so the whole process is often chaotic and painful! I think that’s why God brought in ‘wedding planners’. They don’t just take care of your wedding day to the last detail, but also give you peace of mind and ample time to prep yourself up for the wedding. Win-win! I have a friend who is an event planner, and heads a event management team – called White Aisle. It’s just so satisfying to see her helping out a lot of people plan their …