P&B Real Brides : Meet Priyanka !

by mehak on March 6, 2013

in Bridal Blog, Real Brides

Meet Priyanka
A pretty Kanpur girl who got married recently. She tells us about her fun sangeet, and her beautiful outfits all of which she got custom made !

Hi Priyanka, Tell us about yourself !

Born and brought up in Kanpur, but have been staying in delhi for the past 8 years. The wedding took place in my hometown as my parents had always wanted that and I couldnt agree more…it did turn out to be a destination wedding for a lot of ppl though who were visiting the city for the first time..all the 200 guests were staying at the same hotel and it was 2 days of togetherness and celebrations.

Tell us about your Love Story!
Karan and I have known each other for 5 years. We came a long way from interacting on a college community on Orkut to being best friends. We also worked together for a couple of years. Through all the ups and downs, fights and making up..we did realize life could be beautiful together. Nobody seemed to object to our fairy-tale, friends were happy, families happier. :))
 suit-purple engagement-lehenga1 bridal-lehenga-1
 Love your outfits! Where from?
I was never someone who’d be fussy about clothes and be brand concious..but when it was about being  a bride I realized I wont settle for just any lehenga…so I ended up deciding the fabrics, the colours, the work..took about a month of roaming about in exhibitions, scanning all the various stores to know what I exactly wanted in my Bridal outfit.

Only my sagan  outfit was a ready made suit which I picked from a boutique at ShahpurJat. I got both my other outfits stitched after a lot of mix and match and deliberation. Got the embroidery done from Chandni Chowk and got them stitched by my trusted boutique back in Kanpur.

Tell us about the wedding functions

Our wedding functions included the mehendi, sagan, sangeet, wedding followed by a reception. Undoubtedly the most fun was the Sangeet and Cocktail Party. Our friends and family did perform on the sangeet. It was not a skit, just a medley of all the fun numbers  ( Subah Hone Na De, Second Hand Jawani, Main Sharaabi, Halkat Jawani, Disco Deewane). I love dancing, I was high on music. It was a carefree, insane party after all. Karan and I danced on 2 songs – Radha (well who didnt in 2012) :P followed by  Raabta..Raabta was always our song I guess..about 2 people who are meant to be.. :)

What about Makeup & Photography?
I did a lot…”a lot” of research on the make up artist and photographers. Meeting all the criteria’s (availability, willingness to travel all the way to kanpur, and most important value for money). was the catch. I could never really know how much is too much when it came to paying them for the service.

Rashmi Kalra, my make up artist is a Delhi-based artist. (Editors Note: Will try and get you guys an email id of hers) I had gone to meet her for a trial with my sister and just knew she was the one I was gonna finalize. Her make up was natural and light on the skin and hairstlying was trendy and just about right. I took a package from her for all my functions which included make up and hair for my mother and sister as well. She came with a helper and did a great job.

Payal Kumar, the candid photographer from Mumbai, was my choice coz I loved her work right when I saw it. We are not a couple who’d get posed wedding pics framed on our walls. She has the knack of capturing moments which make you relive the most beautiful days of your lives. I have always been in love with pictures and wanted someone who’d be hassle-free and patient. When I spoke to her I knew I had found what I needed !

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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Shikha March 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I loved he bridal lehenga work…. and double dupatta of different colors look pretty.. :-)


Orangepink March 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Pretty Bride n her both Lehengas r beautiful!!!


thedelhibride March 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

The outfits, the photographer, the fun that comes across in the pictures – looks like a fairytale wedding!


Preeti Kaur March 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm

lovely story :) God Bless!

Preeti Kaur recently posted.. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner Review


Rajvi Bhow March 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Loved her wedding lehenga! can’t believe she designed it on her own.


Marathi Weddings March 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Loved the Lehenga Priyanka!! I like Payal’s work too.. Wish you a happy married life ahead.


Richa Saxena March 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Your Lehenga is very pretty Priyanka!! Wishing you both a very happy married life!! :)


Megha March 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Loved ur lehenga….Its so elegant! Happy married life Priyanka :)


Aparajita March 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I absolutely love the color combination of the lehnga priyanka…:)


Vineetha March 7, 2013 at 12:50 am

Looooveeed the bridal Lehanga!


Sweet&Bitter March 7, 2013 at 1:12 am

The lehenga, the pictures, the party and the makeup – its all seems like what I will like for my wedding. Not much fuss but still stands out! Very very very very very LOVELY

<3 <3 <3


Pearl March 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

I know her as we have some common friends. She is one of the prettiest brides I have seen. Have a happy married life Priyanka :)


Preetha March 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

wow she looks very pretty..loved the clicks


vanu March 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

Mehak I’m not able to find rashmi kalra, d mua, anywhere, plz help me with her mail id or contact details. I’m searching mua based in Delhi within my budget.


mehak March 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Hi Vanu, ill spak with the bride and get you the number


vanu March 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Waiting waiting… thnx mehak.
I’m very confused regarding makeup artist. Getting married next month n till nw not finalised any parlor. The famous ones burn a huge hole in d pocket n d odr ones, somehow miss d spark.

Chandini Singh, vidya tikari, are all too high fi for me :(


mehak March 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm



Priyanka March 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Thanks a ton for all the compliments.. :D


DB Reviews March 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm

The lehenga is awesome Priyanka. And you are looking stunning. The colour combo suits you so well. And lovely pictures.


Crazy Indian Bride March 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm

OOh love the bridal lehenga!


srishti March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Priyanka ur lehenga is jss ossammm… cn u plz tell frm whr u get dis.. nd plz tell hw mch kali is der in lehenga… I jss luv ur lehenga


Supriya March 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Priyanka, just love you lehenga, the colors are so beautiful!!

Mehak, wanted to know how I can contribute to the “Real Bride” section , just got married last month and wanted to share how your blog helped me in all my shopping :)


Xuvious March 8, 2013 at 12:46 am

My jaw dropped when I saw the lehenga!! And the pictures are so cute and candid!


Bhumika March 8, 2013 at 2:15 am

Loved the lehenga…and what amazing clicks..u look fab :)


Abhi March 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

Priyanka, ur looking gorgeous and thumbs up for not picking big designer brands off big designer shelves..great job :)


ID March 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

beautiful lehnga, every color is coordinating so well and clean embroidery.


jyoti March 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

The Lehenga…. <3 its absolutely fab. :D n you look amazing as well. :)


geetika April 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

i really like ur lehenge. love da clors but if cn help me with the rashmi kalras no. ill be obiliged


Geetika May 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm

how much does payal kumar charge ? any idea?


Kriti June 10, 2013 at 10:52 am

Hey Priyanka ur lehenga is ossam… n u r looking so beautiful.. Even i want to knw that frm whr u get dis done in Chandni Chownk. . Plz help me get my wedding lehanga too.. :-)


Henna June 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Hi Priyanka, please let me know from where exactly in chandani chowk did you get the embroidery done.. Your help would be much appriciated. Thanks in advance..


Urvashi Salaria June 14, 2013 at 2:37 am

loveddddddd your outfit Priyanka!! i almost got the same lehnga done from CC but then thought i should check out other stores too.. u know bride-to-be feeling hehe. My wedding is in November.. and cant wait to blog about it soon!! :)
p.s. Mehak you are doing an amazing job! :)


Fallen Angel July 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I thought it was a designer lehenga!! :jaw-dropped:

Good job, Pallavi!!


Fallen Angel July 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Ooops!! I meant Priyanka!



Anamika July 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Hi Priyanka ! Very pretty lehnga and you look stunning ! I was wondering if you could share with me, the place at chandni chowk, where you got this from and where you got all the embroidery done. My sister-in-law is getting married soon, and we are looking for something like you wore, but are unable to find anything even remotely similar. Will hugely appreciate your help !



Anku July 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Hi Priyanka,
You made a gorgeous bride.. and i have fallen for the attire you wearing…can you tell me exactly how you did it.. i searched for somthing too perfect but yours is exactly what i had been dreaming for mine… pleas help me out… my e-mail is tiwari.anku@gmail.com


Kritika July 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Hey priyanka , just luved luved ur lehenega can u please share de details with me on kritikak@gmail.com plz plz my wedding in nov the material the type of work… ?


Pallavi Singh August 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hi Priyanka,

Hope you are doing good. My wedding is due in February and I too belong to kanpur. Could you please give me the contact details of Rashmi Kalra . I really loved your makeup. Please Please help me out.


Navneet October 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Hi priyanka, u looked fantabulous……… i v finalized ol ma dresses for wedding related functions but the bridal one is still pending………. i loved your wedding dress…….. cud u plz gimme the seller’s address…….. actually m from chandigarh and dont know much about delhi……. if u cud do dis 2 me i ll b very thankful 2 u…….. m getting marry within a couple of months………. do help me out in dis…….. thanks……….


Manpreet January 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

Hi priyanka….this lehngas is so beautiful…I want to buy it for my wedding…can u help me to tell how can I buy it,???


Amit August 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Hi Priyanka,

I relli liked ur lenhga n I wanted to know the price n where can I buy this plz plz plz help me by providing information on my email ca.amitkumar15@gmail.com I will be so thankful to you


madhvi chauhan September 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

hi priyanka,

i want to know the price and from where can i buy same lenhga please help me by providing information on my email madhvichauhan94@gmail.com i will be very thankful to you

please reply


Kruti Patel November 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

Hi Priyanka,

This is the most gorgeous bridal lehnga I have seen so far. My wedding is in January and I want to get almost same lehnga designed.. love the colour combinations and work on it..

Can you plsss plsss plss help me with the information about the type of cloths used and embroidery and stuff for me to get a similar one done. Would be extremely grateful for your help. Please send me an email on kdpatel9@gmail.com.

Please reply soon.

P.S. Doing a gr8 job mehak :)



vidya devi December 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

ur looking very gorgeous …..my marriage is on 14 feb frm indore n i also want same lehenga on my wedding plzzzz can u tell me frm n how can i buy it…..



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