Bridal Files: 22 Days To Go : The Kick Off ‘Ladies Sangeet’

by mehak on June 3, 2012

in Bridal Blog, Bridal fashion, Fashion

No Punjabi Wedding is complete without a traditional, home -style ‘Ladies Sangeet’. So while all the festivites start in Hyderabad from 20th onwards, one of my mom’s close friends (I’m talking the kinds that you call ‘Maasi’ and no ‘Aunty’)  wanted to throw me a traditional Punjabi ladies sangeet in Delhi.  It was just a close knit, homely thing, but you know- noone in my family will ever give up an excuse to dress up so im pretty sure when she opened the door of her house to welcome us she would have been slightly blinded by bling !! If you are non- punjabi and wonder what happens in these Ladies Sangeets, these basically involve a dholki, a spoon and lots of punjabi folk songs which poke fun at the groom and his family shamelessly.My grooms family is not really punjabi, so they wont even understand what we sing about them , which is a shame, but im sure ill translate it to them one day!

Thats the orange and pink lehenga i wore. I was totally over dressed- but you know, when you are the bride, everything is excused.

Lehenga bought from : Bellezzaa by Aanchal Dhall (My cousin)

PS: I did pull that rubber band off my wrist and wear some bangles, and green kundan earrings but i dont have photos with those on.

Heres the makeup i wore with my pink and orange lehenga (You probably wont be able to see it in the pics)\

  • Kryolan Foundation
  • Mac Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick
  • Mac Dollymix Blush
  • Mac Expensive Pink +Folie on eyes

 

The dholki and the spoon! Yayy!! Fun!!

Maasi#1 is whose house it was (Thank you gunna maasi!!!…. PS: I know you are fiercely private, so if you dont want this photo up then tell me i shall remove it !!. Everyone else in the family who loves the attention and is wondering why their photo is not up- check facebook !!:p )

So yesterday was the kick off of the festivites and now theres a bit of a lull for fifteen days . I recently had my first conversation with a maid by the way . It was the silliest conversation i have ever had – Me trying to bargain saying “Hum dono hee ai, koi bacche bhi nahi hai, baccho ka door door tak plan bhi nahi hai ‘and she trying to say “Madame aap meri pet pe laat mar rahi ho “.

In other news, there is also a trip to kinari bazaar planned again to  buy some last minute items (Gift trays, ring holders, decoration for Mehendi in Hyderabad). Apart from that there is mostly shifting, moving, and buying furniture left along with some detailed honeymoon plans since our visas have arrived (Apparently the Swiss embassy thinks im some terrorist or something- they freaking issued me a visa only for 7 days, while they issued it to the boy for 3 months. What the hell????? ) Dance practices are in full swing too and yours truly is the choreographer (We just finished chikni chameli practice) . Im actually happy im the choreographer because even though i wont be dancing on these songs on stage, atleast u get to have fun being cheap while teaching my sisters Ha!

 

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Parul June 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Oh my god…I am going to die laughing..tat maid conversation is hilarious…BTW u luk absolutely gorgeous n I that lehenga is fabulous

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

thanks parul

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Aparajita June 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I am so in love with your lehenga…the color combination and all that work on it is so pretty
I am definitely going to contact your cousin for my wedding stuff…
Her work is amazing…

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Thanks aparajita..sure just shoot me an email..though shes travelling for 2 weeks abhi

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Frances June 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Mehak, you look absolutely nails in that outfit, and I love those pink polka dotted balls at the edges of the duppatta! Your cousin is really talented. And I love the colour combination on the lady listed as “Maami”; subtle and pretty.

Man, Punjabi weddings sound so fun (and exhausting!). I’m totally jealous.

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

They are totally fun frances…where do u stay..if its any where close to hyderabad then come attend th wedding!!
Those balls were my favourite part..made me want to swing it roound and round like those village belles…

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Frances June 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

You’re too sweet! I’m about 3000 km from Hyderabad (Malaysia!) :-) or I’d be hammering on your door, skittering about the dance floor, yelling any vaguely Hindi words I know. “Shaadi! Lehenga! Saag paneer! Nahi, Gopal!”

Your cousin’s work really is lovely, I’m DEFINITELY getting something from her when I get married, if we haven’t entered a new ice age by then.

BTW, your hair looks gorgeous.

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Mehak June 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Hahahah Frances u crack me up. Shahani lehenga saga paneer

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Mehak June 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

What is gopal btw hahahah .

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Frances June 4, 2012 at 6:27 am

I think that’s a line from Sangam. Like he shoots himself, and then Radha shrieks and then bursts into tears. She was alwas a weeper. My God, that movie. The male leads were so insufferable, if I were Radha, I’d have just run away and joined a circus. Gopal is so stupidly self-sacrificing and the other one is as thick as two planks.

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 9:14 am

Oh lol I never saw sangam!!!

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Nez June 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Love the lehenga! :) Yay it’s started! :D Silly kaamwali :/

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Nidhi Pandey June 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Wow Mehak! The lehnga looks really gorgeous.. n the fact that it is a cotton lehnga made me feel all the more good :)

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sandhyaa June 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

So finally its happening. you look just wow. love the lehenga you look gorgeous.
Visa people are random like that only.
Keep us updating and have fun :)

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Embellished June 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

That first picture is so pretty!

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Urmi June 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

You look absolutely stunning!! I love the color of the lehenga…Congratulations!

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tannima June 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm

loved your lehenga… and you look so good..
and nobody other than punjabis understand these silly song and they are super fun na.. with those taunting and all ..:P

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

Totally too much fun

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Nidhi Pandey June 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

M commenting again but the lehnga is just wow!

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Haha thanks nidhi..

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FashionPhD June 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

calling ur mums close friends ‘masi’ is such a delhi thing to do na. :)

Love the lehnga!

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Totally!!! Every close friends a maasi and dads friends are chacha

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dimpal June 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

wow u look gorgeous and i luv tht orange lehnga… loookin fab on u :)

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Thank u dimpal

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Sangeeta June 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Looking gorgeous as always :)

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Vanity June 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

arre i LOVE being cheap while dancing..its so fun na!
and i’m digging that orangelehenga. kryolan foundation…hmm you still made over it since you wore it in that wedding in luckhnow? :D

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

i love cheap dancing
my inner item girl comes 0ut i feel
Which lucknpwwedding?

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Rima June 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Mehak u r looking totally gorgeous in this lehenga…the orange color with the intricate work…is just wow!!!i love the whole look of yours..your makeups been just perfect…you are already glowing girl… :) :)
dancing on chikni chameli..whoa…make it fun and be naughty with your expressions, if the groom gets to c u….. :P

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Lol no no im not dancing on tht..my mom will kill me if i do tht on my own wedding..but my sisters are

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Rima June 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

hahaha…really that is…so do u get to dance on ne song?i have seen punjabi weddings only in muvis…where every1 dances…so no idea.. :)

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Yeh yeah I will dance but as a bride it has to be some coy type shy number …like Bahaara or tum jo aae types

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Fatema June 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Mehak, you gorgeous bride you!!! Love the lengha, and your bridal files posts are simply the best and oh so interesting!

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

Thanks Fatima!

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shelly June 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

mehek you r lookin absolutelyyy fabulous……..all the very best for ur wedding

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mehak June 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanks shelly

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Rentu June 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

the lehenga is very pretty Mehak, enjoy the celebrations :)

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prerna June 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

yay!!!..lukn so pretty…enjoy :D

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Neha June 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Mehak u totally look stunning that dress is awesome…. n i think sangeet is much more fun than heavy functions u can njoy so much
And ur mom is so much like u :D

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Ishita June 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

hey mahek! You looking so gorgeous and the lahenga is a sixer!

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Bharti June 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm

OMG you are looking so beautiful and elegant! Wish you all the best for your wedding and God bless you and your husband to be :P. Btw would love to know how you and your husband to be met exactly. Was it an arrange marriage or a love marriage? Totally curious about that one ^_^.

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 1:02 am

I have a post on the boy and how we met. Its a love marriage! Search for the boyfriend tag on my blog yll see it

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Sweet&Bitter June 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

and so it started!!! yeah!!!!! so was the kamwali fixed?

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 1:03 am

Haha yes finally fixed . very- itna paise me itna-ich milega tyoes

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Padmaja June 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Lovely lehenga Mehak! You look every inch the bride :) The colors are perfect…i have a saree in the same combination
So your wedding is in hyderabad …great!

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Bhumika June 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

OMG ! Thats a freaking gorgeous lehenga mehak..ur sis is awesome..and I so love pink and orange combo..u looking super pretty ! :))

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Ria June 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Looking very gorgeous Mehak. love the colour on you.

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pranali June 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm

you look absolutely fab in the lehenga! bdw, your wedding is in delhi or hyderabad?

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Kritika June 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

You look amazing Mehak !! And the first thought that came to my head was, you can totally wear the top of that lehenga as a kurta . Haina haina ?! I love it. Its just so pretty with all that work

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Shruti June 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Very pretty mehak. The colors are gorgeous on you.

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Gwen June 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

You look so pretty in that dress! And I love the colors! Congrats on your wedding and I cannot wait to see more pictures!

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lissa george June 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm

u look lovely.. but i guess t light has not done justice to the colours..!!!

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kuheli June 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

u look great! congratulations and best wishes! :)

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Chris June 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

You look so beautiful! I think I’m going to cry when I see your bridal pics. :)

By the way, this American has a question: what does maasi mean exactly?

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Mehak June 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Moms sister is Maasi

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sristi June 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

You’ve got the bridal glow!! :D You look stunning… and the lehenga is sooo pretty… love everything about it.. the color, design, cut!!

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smita June 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm

hey

this makes me recall my wedding … congrts…u looking great…

smita verma singh

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arunima June 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

really pretty lehenga ….lovin the fact that the colours im obsessing over right now ..orange an hot pink ,are there in the lehenga…

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Lapanika June 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

You make a pretty bride !! Love the lehenga and no sangeet , is complete without the maasi lot !!!

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ayesha June 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

OMG mehak u are looking absolutely gorgeous and ur cousin has done an outstanding job with the lehenga. is she only into bridal wear? i wud love to pick up something from her on my next trip to delhi. i am from delhi, married to a bangalore guy :D … so bridal wear ki toh ab zarurat nahi bt kapdon ki kami hamesha rehti hai lol… the more the merrier hahaha

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

haha ayesha shes not in Delhi…shes in ludhiana!!!
But she may plan something in delhi soon who knows

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ayesha June 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

ohh… keep us posted :D

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Maasi #1 June 4, 2012 at 12:51 am

mehak.arrey i am enjoying the attention YOU are getting – looking great !!!

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 12:59 am

Hahaha ! I love how you commented as Maasi #1

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pavani reddy June 4, 2012 at 2:44 am

u r looking gorgeous mehak…

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Swathi June 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

Mehak, You are looking a beautiful glowing bride. and i just love your dress. As a bride, I think you are allowed all the dressing that you can possibly do. I have been having a great time reading all your marriage preps and its almost as if am seeing a marriage happen. Look forward to read more and enjoy with you. Swathi

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dr_rashmi June 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

Wowww Mehak . . . you look drop dead bridely grogeous :) :) . . . and guess what yours truly has 22 days to go tooooo :) :) . . . keep up with the bride files. . .will help me with the last min tips . .i have all functions stuffed from 22nd to 27th :) :)

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swastika June 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

You look fabulous…n your hair looks awesome..such pretty pretty curls ya..
Cant wait to see the rest of the pics..all the best..
(PS at the moment I am sitting in a conference and commenting..couldnot wait for it to finish…haha)

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

Haha tell me about it..i have these boring meeting and all i do is day dreaamm and count down to the wedding

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Priyanka June 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hey Mehak..Looking so gorgeous…And the Lehenga is simply WOW…!!!!
I was so confused for my sangeet dress…but may be i will call ur cousin…!!!
Do let me know her contact details..

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Zahra June 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

Yayyyyy…..the fun’s begun!! :) Looking gorgeous (as in caps, bold, italic, font size 42 types gorgeous) Mehak…… have lots and lotsa fun girl…there’s something about this phase that makes you remember every detail :)

Enjoyyyyyyy…sorry, “Yennjaaaaaiiiii” and God bless!!

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hahahah ! Will definitely YENJAIIIIIII !! to the PHoolest!

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Kejal June 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

Cute outfit!
and LOL on the maid convo!

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Roli Gaur June 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

ur looking really pretty, love the lehengha!!

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Riya June 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I did the same while haggling with my first maid, i used to address her didi and fast realised its best to call them by their name unless they are aged types. U need to exercise your authority else they take you for a ride. Yeah one more thing, keep your valuables locked, you dont know with new maids. All the best!

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kavita June 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

u r just looking stunning!!!!beautiful

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SNM June 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

you are gorgeous, truly…. touch wood.. xo

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Nivedita June 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I am the last one comment on this, but nonetheless you just look gorgeous! I wish we had something like ladies sangeeth in out Bengali weddings as well! The makeup and the outfit just looks fabulous! I am getting the Kryolan TV paintstick SOON!

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M June 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Ooh…pretty pretty ! I love your hair !

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Namita June 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm

OMG you look so so pretty Mehak :) I just showed this post to my lil sis and you are her model for a month may be :D She is still gushing over your lehenga, just like me :) You are one gorgeous bride :) North Indian marriages are so much fun kw! :D Please please do keep us posted with EVERYTHING :)

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mehak June 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Haha yes namita !!!! The lehenga is actually really inexpensive ..its all light and cotton..think 15k or something

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Namita June 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Its absolutely worth it Mehak :) So.Very.Beautiful. Seriously, I have to start learning one new word each day — synonyms of ‘beautiful’ <3, for all your bridal posts! They make me so happy, don't know why :D

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Nisha June 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

you are looking superbly gorgeous…

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Neha June 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

Mehak I don’t why I didn’t see your post i am late in posting comment this time. OMG U look so elegent and pretty wait to see your outfit was worth it!!! Love love your outfit!!! Can’t wait to see more!!!!!!!

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mehak June 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

Thanks Neha!

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Priyanka June 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

Hey mehak..one curious question..these cute little balls were attached to the dupatta or to the lehenga..??

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mehak June 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

Hi Priyanka to the lehenga- there was a dori on the side of it and the balls at the end

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Meenu June 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Wow! you look pretty….. love love loved your lehenga…. my compliments to you and your cousin

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san June 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Hi Mehak,
U look really pretty in that outfit..for some reason it reminds me of Guerlains eyeshadow quartet by emilio pucci…i keep thinking I would love to see an eye look with pink and brown.BTW u mentioned u brough a new pink lipstick but which was it?Waiting eagerly for all the pictures.:)

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Pooja@IBC June 6, 2012 at 12:03 am

Oh you like a little princess in the pic!! Tell the The Boy he is one lucky guy!
And that lehanga oh my I so need to meet your cousin that color combo and embroidery is mind blowing!

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Farheen June 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

wow i had so much fun just reading the preps and the final outcome,,,i am sure you gusy must have enjoyed to the core,,,,,,u look gorgeous mashallah,,i am dying to see you in your final wedding attire..Good Luck to you gal…and yes The bride monologues are fun to read…

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vijetha June 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

wow Mehak, seems like ur family has a bunch of talented girls….lovely attire that is! and u look very pretty…love ur bridal files and they make me want to be a bride again;)…enjoy all your functions and look good…they will be such good memories later:)

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sunaa June 8, 2012 at 2:46 am

mehak you look so pretty like glowing from within..
nd kudos to u fr the way how you multitask btw job, wedding, blog,etc =)
my sis who doesnt read beauty blogs knws oly ur name so well since i cant stop singing ur praises =D
& wishes fr ur wedding!!!

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mehak June 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

Lol Thankssss Sunaaa!!!

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SuperSummer June 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Love your lehnga!!

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Piu July 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Hey Mehak,
Just loooovvveeddddddd ur lehenga…!!
Wish I was in Ludhiyana..i wud have bought something like dat…for my sangeet(not actual sangeet..as urs :) )…as this kind of lehenga is apt for a small functions were u r in the Lime light…
Hey do you know any place in Bangalore were we can buy such stuff…??

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Gayatri singh September 3, 2012 at 7:12 am

hey again! Im sure you have heard this a zillion times from others, but even I absolutely adore your lehenga. Infact I would love to get the exact piece !!(i hope you don’t mind, I will just use the top though :P ) so could you plz mail me your cousin’s contact details and I will call her as soon as i land in India!
p.s: do you think you could write about brides coming from outside India and who have very little time to shop and can go NUTS? well that would be just great! ! !

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jasmin December 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Gawwwwddd , u are so so gorgeous !!!

Envy u gurl , seeing y’r wedding posts , I wanna get married once again , though to the same person ;)
U look so radiant in all y’r clicks , n y’r writing is so spontaneous n flowy , dat I am completely lost in them !!!

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Shweta July 31, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Hi Mehak,

I want to order this lehenga for my Mehendi. Is it still available? If so then how do I order it?

Aprreciate your response. Thank you.

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