Nitin & Chaitali's Wedding In Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Nitin & Chaitali's Wedding in Chandigarh

Nitin

Chaitali

Chandigarh
Wedding Date
  • 02 May 2020
Theme
  • Traditional Wedding
Culture
  • Punjabi
Residential Wedding
  • Chandigarh
Season
  • Summer

The Story

My wedding was a complete opposite of what I’ve been planning on your platform for the last 6 months. Initially, it was supposed to a big fat Punjabi wedding in Chandigarh but later it turned into an intimate lockdown wedding that none of us had anticipated and planned. My engagement happened in Chandigarh on 16th March, a few days before the national lockdown was declared. Luckily we were able to have a huge celebration but the series of events that followed were completely surprising. Both of our families waited till 15th April, thinking the lockdown might get lifted and we’ll be able to have our wedding. But slowly we realized that those dreams might not come true. Me and my fiance, who has been my best friend for years, decided to postpone the wedding further to the end of 2020 so that we can celebrate it with all of our friends and relatives. We contacted our vendors, discussed the way forward for postponing, or canceling the wedding. On 1st May, the day our sangeet was initially planned, my would-be father-in-law called at 12 pm asking if we’d still like to get married on the date we had initially planned, i.e, 2nd May. We were completely shocked, didn’t know what to do. But we wanted to try. This lockdown made us miss each other more every day and we really wanted to start our lives together. We just wanted to be together, so we said YES! what followed was 12 hours of complete madness. We requested for a special permission which we received by 6 pm, arranged for a pandit at 7 pm. I still hadn’t collected my wedding lehenga from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal, so I decided to wear my mother’s saree bought from Meena Bazaar. I hadn’t purchased my wedding jewelry, so I wore my Nani's vintage gold choker. I did my hair & makeup on my own on the day of the wedding. The same happened with my fiance as well, he had not collected his sherwani and decided to wear a tuxedo. Things were still dicey as my in-laws & fiance had to cross state borders on road to come for the wedding. They traveled overnight, reached my place early morning. We did our pheras with our closest family, with our friends & other relatives joining the wedding on a Zoom video call. We traveled the same day back to Chandigarh, where my in-laws have their family home. The wedding was an intimate beautiful affair. It took a pandemic to make me realize that spending my life with my best friend, who i’ve been dating for years, is what I actually wanted. There are so many people that I know whose weddings were canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, but God had some other plans for us. I am so happy we got married the way we did, with people closest to us. 

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