From the bride: I got married in December, 2019 to my boyfriend from college Aniket. We have been dating for nine years now. Our relationship started with a fight and us disliking each other the first time we met. We got to know each other over the years became best friends and fell in love eventually. We decided to tie the knot after our families met each other. It’s been nothing less than a dream to know him and date him ever since. We wanted to make sure that we blend in both our traditions and customs, i.e. Bengali and Marwari. Our wedding too, was as dreamy as our relationship.
Venue: We wanted to get married in Kolkata because both of us are from there. We have spent a major part of our lives growing there and we wanted to marry in a place that had significance in both our lives. Most of our family members and friends also stay there, and we wanted all of them to be part of our big day. Our wedding took place at the Westin Hotel, Rajarhat.
Make-up: I had seen Harsha Surana's work and I loved what she does. She created two of my main looks, both were magical. She made me look like the prettiest version of myself and was really cooperative. She made me glow naturally and it was exactly what I wanted.
Sidharth Verma (Prince Studio): Sidharth and his team did a great job at capturing some candid shots. He made the place so vibrant with his ideas and made us feel really comfortable. It was a great experience working with the team. I am pretty glad we chose them.
House of Sasha: Sakshi and Shailja helped me curate my bridesmaids gift boxes. I personalised these gifts for each of my bridesmaids and handed these to them personally. They did a fantastic job with adding some quirky things to these boxes.
Baisakhi flowers- Romit and his team are the best in town did a commendable work with the decor on all the functions. All the arrangements were apt and almost all corners could be used as a perfect backdrop for pictures. Personally, loved working with him.
I had mehendi on 6th morning. We wanted the mehendi to be a casual and intimate gathering. We kept the decor simple and quirky with some music and dancing. I opted for a blue skirt and crop top because I did not want to stick to the traditional hues.
For haldi ceremony everyone wore yellow colored outfits and looked picture perfect.The wedding and reception was a grand event. The bride wore an onion pink bridal Lehenga because she didn’t want to wear a mainstream and classic red. This had a huge gathering. The rituals were done in Marwari way but she entered with leaves in her hand, like the Bengalis do!....