A Bride from Ahmedabad who not only experimented with a range of designers (4 different ones) for her gorgeous outfits, but also with a range of makeup artists for her wedding. I loved how each of her looks for each event was so different from another, and the meeting with Sabya was so fun to read Japnit!!
So Tell Us Your Story . Love or Arranged?
Its an arranged marriage. I’m 21 and he’s 25. I’m basically from Ahmedabad and had just finished my Undergrad studies. I wanted to do my post grad in Delhi plus I had family there. So convincing my parents to let me shift to Delhi wasn’t such a big deal. But as fate would have it, before I could give my entrance exams, I was made to meet this nice cute guy. Never really thought I would go the old fashioned way and say yes to someone who I hardly know. Turned out we didn’t have to. We had an entire lifetime to do that. But there was something about him, maybe his kind eyes or the way he talked, which made me say yes . I knew then that Yes, my fairy tale wedding would have him in the lead role
Tell us about your outfits! 4 Different designers huh!
Cocktail Cape Lehenga by Ramon llamba. Makeup by friend Megha Mitra
The wedding functions began from the 2nd of Jan with a Cocktail party. I wore a blue and orange cape and lehnga by Ramon Lamba. Costed me around 50,000. The cocktail party was meant to have a small gathering of only close family and friends so I didn’t want my outfit to be very heavy and expensive.
Anjalee & Arjun Gown for Engagement
For the engagement night I wore a gown by Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor. I had in mind how I wanted my gown to look like but couldnt find it anywhere in Delhi. Even thought of going to London to find my dream gown. So when we went to Anjalee and Arjun I saw this piece and I thought by incorporating a few ideas of my own it would really turn out to be what I want. I was really nervous about how it would turn out and if I wud get it on time. But Arjun surprised me. He’s like “We incorporated ur idea on a few other gowns and changed many colors. But guess what. All the brides walking through our door want your gown. And I’m tired of telling them ‘its sold’!”
Sabyasachi for Raat ki Baraat
Later that night was the Raat ki Baraat. I wore a Sabyasachi lehnga. I wanted to look like a proper dulhan for this occasion. So I started with selecting the jewelry 1st. I went for a heavy ruby set and with that I wanted a contrasting lehnga. I also knew I wanted a Sabya. So when we went to his store in delhi I happened to meet him by chance. Asked him to help me select the outfit and showed him a picture of my jewelry. I had my eyes on a particular green lehnga but then he showed me a red one. And I totally fell in love with it. He said try both of them. When I came out in the red one, he called out to his assistant, “Aditi you have to see her. Get me my ipad fast. I need to click a picture of her”. The next thing I knew I was taking the red lehnga home with me!
Ink Blue and Hot Pink lehenga for Reception
The next day was the Reception. II wanted something different and quirky. I liked my outfit for the bright pink and blue. But I made a mistake by having a light, short sleeves blouse. Longer sleeves always look more elegant.
5th morning was the Anand Kaaraj and I wore a Harpreet Narula anarkali for the pheras. Again I had selected the jewelry first. So I didn’t have many choices when it came to deciding my morning outfit. I had to go for something in pink and wch also complemented the minakari set. I think the outfit could have been slightly brighter. But this looked fine too.
So i heard you experimented a lot with Makeup Artists. Reviews please
Engagement and Raat ki Baraat Makeup was done by Makeup artist Vidya Tikari who is a genius. Pure genius. Every bit a professional. I was really not sure about her coz I’d heard mixed reviews. I went with my fingers crossed. The moment I sat on her chair I knew I should relax and let her do what she’s best at. She just asked me how I wanted my look to be. I said I want a natural one and nothing over the top coz I didn’t want to kill the look of my gown. And the rest can be seen in the pictures. Perfectly natural face with a cinderella gown. My look was complete.
On the Anand Kaaraj Makeup and hair was done by Poonam- Vidya Tikari’s assistant. I won’t say I loved my makeup that day but as itwas a morning function, I had to to avoid going over the top. Somehow Poonam insisted on toning down my makeup even though she could have gone a little elaborate on the eyes. Wish Vidya would have done it.
On the Reception, Makeup and hair was done by Chandni Singh. I liked how she did the base. But my eyes became too smokey. She said she liked it that way and bling and shimmer was not her thing. At that moment I realized I should have had Vidya for all my functions. With her I had the freedom to have what I want and how I want. I didn’t have that with the other two. But all in all it wasn’t that bad. Maybe after 4 functions even makeup can’t hide how tired you get.
The engagement/sangeet night was definitely the most fun function. My entry song was ‘A thousand years’ by Christina Perri. It felt absolutely magical.
My family and friends had prepared quite a few dance numbers. Friends performed on a mashup of ‘ainvayi ainvayi’, ‘jigar da tukda’ and ‘gal mithi mithi’. Later I danced with them for a few seconds on ‘radha’. Lol they had to drag me thrice to the stage to convince me I wud do fine. Mom and dad performed so cutelyyy on a mix of ‘rani tu main raja’ and ‘teri shirt da button’. Was a stunner. Cousins did a medley on quite a few songs. The best part was that the songs and the idea of performing was finalized just 4 days before the function.
After all these performances Mika entered. Yes that’s right. Mika performed and the crowd (along with me. I had no clue!) was awestruck. He absolutely rocked that night. At one point he brought me and my hubby to the stage and made him sing ‘Tu Mera Hero’ for me. On his knees. Both of them went on their knees. Lol. I couldnt stop smiling. And this is how ‘Tu Mera Hero’ became our song
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