P & B Real Brides: Meet Mumbai Bride Kalpita

by Mehak Shahani on August 11, 2012

in Bridal Blog, Real Brides

Meet Kalpita

She is basically from Mangalore but born and brought up in Mumbai. She got married recently, and we have her wedding and reception photos to drool over!

Whats your Love Story? Love Marriage Childhood foes become life partners. We both know each other from last 14-15yrs.We both use to hate each other in school. But don’t know how we fell for eachother.We both joined different junior college but destiny had planned something special for us. We took admission in the same college for our graduation that is how we came to know each other personally. School foes became best friends and eventually fell in love with each other. After completing college marriage proposal started coming up for me that is when we both made up our mind to marry each other, but convincing our parents was not an easy job as we both are family friends and are of same age. But as time passed on they themselves realized we both are made of eachother.It took almost 2yrs for both of us to convince our parents .After a long wait our dreams came into reality. The day had come when we both had to take the oath of being with each other for the rest of our life. I look forward for a beautiful and a happy married life with my love.
Were there any Differences in Culture during the marriage I and Arun are from the same community but the problem for us was not cultural difference but our age. In bunts(community)usually guys don’t get married before 26 but in our case we both got married at 24.Initially our parents were against it but eventually even they understood our happiness lies in eachother.Our family was more excited for our wedding than us, they had organized Punjabi troop for our sangeet as well as for our wedding it gave Punjabi tadka to the South Indian wedding. All the wedding functions were fun….especially my sangeet it was to good Punjabi dancers and dj…..everyone grooved to Punjabi beat and bollywood songs.But my wedding function will always be the most  memorable one for me.It was the moment for which I had been waiting for so many years,when we both promised to stand by eachother  through thick and thin in life.


The Kanjeevaram Saree


The  Pink and Gold Reception lehenga

Tell us about your Outfits Please!

Kanjeevaram saree for my muhurat and pheras I bought from Pothy’s,Chennai

Reception outfit is from Roop Kala Marine Lines
Prices  Please: My wedding saree is above 50k in price and reception lehenga is above 80k.
How long did it take you to find your outfits? How did you know- “This is it !”

To shop for my wedding saree me,my parents,my mama mami and my in-laws had gone to Chennai. Chennai is the best place for kanjeevaram sarees.It hardly took 1hr to decide my wedding saree.The work on the saree just caught my eyes because It has peacock in zari with slight green threads on it.I always wanted a saree full of zari,it gives a very rich look.And for my reception lehenga it took me over a month to decide.Selecting my reception outifit was the toughest part.When I first saw my reception outfit  it just clicked- i loved the flowers on the lehenga bottom -they looked very different and attractive. The dupatta is sober  but elegant.
 My wedding jewellery I bought from various South Indian Jewelers in Mumbai and Mangalore. For the wedding I only wore gold as it goes well with Kanjeevaram saree.And wore diamond for my reception which was a gift from my in laws.

Who was your Makeup Artist? My makeup was done by Maya R Mehta from Mumbai. She is an amazing make up artist. She just changed my look completely .She gave me a different look  for all my wedding functions.She not only did my make up but for my relatives too.She does minimal make up and gives you a fresh and radiant look. She is reasonable; she charges 6k for each function excluding travelling expense.
Photographer: Tarun Chawla. Check out his work on our new wedding website Wed me Good- Tarun Chawla

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Neha Sharma August 11, 2012 at 10:02 am

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh love the picture with ballon and the lehnga super awsome!!!!!!!!!! Looking beautiful kalpita…


mehak August 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Even i love the balloon picture !!! ist such a great snap!


Ruchi August 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I too love that snap…


kalpita August 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

thank u


Pooja@IBC August 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

Beautiful pics Kalpita! I loved both your outfits,but your wedding kanjeevaram and the bajuband are absolutely stunning! Wish you and Arun a very long happy married life together :)


beingpretty August 11, 2012 at 10:32 am

Wow Kalpita you look gorgeous in both the outfits!! Your Kanjeevaram is so beautiful, and also your lehenga!! :)


thedelhibride August 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

Both your outfits are absolutely stunning. I’m usually not very interested in silk saris, as I find them too boring – I prefer my nets and georgettes with gota patti or kundan work! But yours is a beautiful blue, and a very different and modern pick for a South Indian bride. Very nice choice!
And your lehenga is truly, truly amazing. Unique design and pretty embroidery – it actually reminds me that Anjalee and Arun sari that one of Mehak’s relatives wore on her sangeet/wedding!

Wish you and your husband a very happy married life – your love story made me go awwww! A couple’s happiness at getting married is multiplied many times over once the parents are also happy about their choice. I know how wonderful it feels! :)


Bhumika M August 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Congrats Kalpita! I actually did see you snaps on TC’s Fb page! Being a mallu, your kanji sang to me! I LOVE IT! In Delhi its so hard to find such a beautiful kanji! (Thank god forr Radha Silk ;) ) Good luck in your future life!


aditi August 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

all the outfits are gorgeous..u r looking pretty :)


Richa Saxena August 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

Congratulations Kalpita! You look gorgeous! Loved your pink and gold lehenga & the kaanjeevaram saree…


shivani August 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

Nothing can beat a traditional attire for wedding! luved ur lehengas and piccys too!


SNM August 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I just love these bridal sections….
I am also from mangalore, but christian….. kalpita photos poora bari yedde und ya….:)

love the kanjeevaram saree….


Harman August 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

wow amazing! Looks so nice. I had no idea that kanjeevaram sarees were so expensive. Both the outfits are so pretty in their own ways :)


Richa Shetty August 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hey Kalpita… Loved both ur outfits… Even I belong to the Bunts community and the pics reminded me of my own wedding…May God bless u both and wish u both a very happy married life…


Jyoti August 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Loved loved loved your saree and lehenga. The jumping pic is so good. :D You look absolutely stunning.


Dolon August 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

That sari is simply awesome…You were a gorgeous bride Kalpita :)


Aparajita August 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Congratulations Kalpita…
Your wedding sari is soo beautiful…
I love its color…:)


sakhi August 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

the ballon wala pic is really awesome…all ur outfits are to die for…


Shweta August 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Maya did my wedding makeup too


Aanchal August 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I remember checking out this album like a million times on facebook.. Both the dresses are gorgeous.. I love how the two looks are completely different from each other, yet both very very stunning.. The love story is very heart-warming too!
Congratulations Kalpita, wish you all the best in life! :)


suna August 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

both your outfits r gorgeous and d pics worth million bucks esp the balloon pic…


tasneem August 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm

wow kalpita…….. your kanjeevaram look great……never seen a kanjeevaram saree in such pretty colour!!! and the reception lehega is beautiful <3 congratulations :D


Sarwat August 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Hey can i have your make up artists number…please


kalpita August 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

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Neha Sharma August 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

If you are looking for same lehnga but in a lighter color it is available on chabra 555 websit!!! I absolutly adore her lehnga and the way she carried it stunning!!!!!!!!!!!


Jiya August 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Wow, you look beautiful as a bride! seriously, love the green sari and the lehenga is absolutely stunning. Would love to see a closeup of your mehndi.. congrats girl!

And Hey girls, I just started my own blog: http://ismidiva.wordpress.com
(dress like deepika and anushka) would love for you all to see and provide some feedback.. thanks a ton!


kalpita August 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm



kalpita August 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm



shipra August 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

wats d charges of tarun chawla for wedding photographs…he’s really an amazing photographer
u looks soo beautiful…ur saree ..lehnga everything is sooo perfect …just loved it :)


Crazy Indian Bride August 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Love the balloon wala pic!!!!!

And you baju band is soo pretty!!! so is your hair-do

such a pretty color saree!


Farheen August 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

wow kalpita you look so awesome mashallah,,,with each passing bride files,,,,,my expectations my marriage has increased multi fold:P,.,,,,,Roopkala,,,,is hop skip place fr me wil definately check it out,,,,also if you could assist with the nos of Maya R Mehta,,,,,

Mehak: a suggestion:if you coallate a list sort of a thingy for photographers, make up artist. wedding trousseau shopping,,,,jewellery based on culture,,,,,ooh the list is endless….and i cant wait to start my blog,,,teeheeee,,,,give me tips please


mehak August 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Hi Farheen ,
a wedding directpry is definitely on te cards !


kalpita August 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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kalpita August 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm



Aditi Pednekar August 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

Finally somebody from My Mumbai!! I am the happiest to read this post. :)
Kalpita, I loved your pic with the balloon! I loved the MUA – I see 2 Kalpita’s in this post. Both stunning btw! Please mail me Maya’s number at aditiped@gmail.com.

Mehak, you must must check out Roopkala. I bought 2 lehenga’s from there!!


kalpita September 3, 2012 at 12:36 am

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Namrata Shetty August 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Hey Kalpita,
Lovely pics. I had seen ur pics before…one of my cousin happened to attended ur wedding and had mentioned about it to me. Ur ghaghra is beautiful. not much bling and so bridal .
Am really glad our community is getting conscious about these small but important aspects in a wedding like wedding photographers , ..etc.
You look gorgeous in all your pics. Wish you a happy married life.


Maya r mehta October 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hey hi..my contact no is…9820186665


Priyanka October 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

Lovely pics, Beautifl bride. Thank God Bunts are moving away from gold orangy makeup!


Sari J November 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Hey Kalpita,
I loved ur lehenga! M also from Bombay n looking for a similar lehenga for my reception.
Could u pls tell me the address of the “Anarkali” store that u have mentioned above?
TIA :)


priya -Priyadarshini DY.PATIL COLLEGE February 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Hi Kalpita,
Hope u recognised me,was missing u and just tried doing google search and found you as a bride,so happy to c u.u looking stunning,beautiful falling short of words to describe, i have never ever seen such a beautiful bride in my life,i miss u a lot and those moments which we shared in college, very happy for you and Arun,give him my regards too. May God bless u both in abundance.Iam married and got a son,who is one year old now.the moment i saw you i got goosebumps and tears in my eyes was so full of happiness for you.you have always been my good friend and you will always be one take care.ur as beaurtiful as u r a person.iam not on facebook,i work for Capgemini Vikhroli.


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