What is “P & B Real Brides”?  Real Brides is a feature where we get to know one recent bride or bride to be and pick her brains about all things we love to talk about- outfits, lehengas, makeup artists, love stories.  Admit it, you are a sucker for weddings, and no matter whose getting married you WANT to be involved-!!!! Its also a platform for brides to ask the general audience advice on anything they need help on- from finding a good makeup artist in their area to finding the perfect boutique  for stitching.

Meet Yuvika

I’m an Army brat..grew up in cantonments across the country..I belong to everywhere :) :) ..its a very difficult question to answer for a kid who changed 9 schools and 5 colleges n universities :) ..but for records, I hail from Chandigarh and lots of family based in Ambala and Delhi. These are photographs of my engagement ceremony!

Her Love Story : He is   working with me , a  friend from work.. :) known him for sometime and he asked me out in March ’12… I thought abt it for a few weeks n told him to speak to his parents if hez serious enough! So he did n then our parents met n gave a go-ahead..so the way I describe it is- he loved me.. I’d it arranged for him! :P

Wedding Day: November 2012

The Engagement

The Engagement Lehenga: This outfit  is from Chandni Chowk . Its design was modified by my mom and maasi,inspired by a Manish Malhotra creation, made to order and not off the rack. (Editors Note: ooh, this Manish Malhotra creation had become quite popular..Katrina wore a similar outfit in pink with a side slit like you got made!)

Bought From: New 555 in Gali Ghante Wali (Chandni Chowk) Opposite Haldirams

Price: Rs  35K..

Photographer: Shivani Garg took these pictures..shez NIFT grad and an upcoming photographer and a friend’s friend, so I got a good deal for the overall wedding package for candid shots. (Editors Note: Some of these photographs are pretty darn good you know , specially the first one.. those of you on a budget and looking for candid photographer check out Shivani Garg)

Makeup :Got my make-up from Bharti Taneja’s Alps

Makeup Charges“: Rs.6800 for me and mom’s make up, hair and dress/saree drape for the function.

Have you started your Lehenga Hunt: As I said, being an avid googler myself.. I started my wedding lehenga hunt since more than a month ago..and I’m not happy with what I’ve found. I’m just not into the bling of ‘bridal lehngas’ and don’t want to look like a Christmas tree :(( ..but everywhere I search I find only sequins/stone work/heavy work which is outlandish! Read your blog and so I’ll be visiting Frontier Bazaar and other places @ Karol Bagh and Rajouri Garden..though I did have a cursory look at Frontier Raas @ South Ex.. (Suggestions welcome!) I think I just may have to design my own thing and get it made again..budget is appx. 50K

The Funnest moment of the Engagement: There were tons of fun moment since he is a friend first, fiance later  but I’ll tell you this-we only laughed throughout the function..all our pictures are glaring ads for toothpaste and mouthwash brands ;) ..we made it a point to enjoy every minute of the day..and the photos and videos are a treat to watch!

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