Meet Anika Malhotra
A Delhi Bride with a colorful wedding who said yes to the groom simply after 1 meeting ! Talk about love at first sight haan? Read her experiences as she ventured around Delhi’s designer stores to find her dream outfit!
Love / arranged marriage? What’s your love story?
Arranged Marriage, Both of us had been looking for prospective partners since 6 months or so but kept on finding flaws in one or the other. Did not find any one apt family wise and also education wise. Since I am an M.tech , wanted some one who is equally educated and belongs to a well educated , respectable family. Met through a person , who had business links with groom’s dad. Met once and in the next meeting said YES. Got engaged on March 2013 and then got married on May 2013. Both of us are Punjabi’s ..you know what they say. We are born to eat, drink and party!
Where did you buy your outfits from?
Oh god… I was freaked out about my Bridal lehenga , I had only 2 months before my wedding to plan everything and I went from North to South hunting for it. Liked a Manish Malhotra Lehenga at Ensemble but the color was royal blue and pink , which was a big NO for the wedding. I always wanted to wear and look like an ethnic traditional bride .Harpreet’s piece had in it everything i was looking for. It had beautiful zardosi , antique work on it with just a splattering of red swarovski to give it a kick o bling. There was a Veil attached to the dupatta which was beautifully scalloped. Everything was perfect. Also saw Sabyasachi lehengas which were great , but ready available pieces were little on light side to be worn on wedding . And I had no time for customization!
Wedding Lehenga was from : Rimple and Harpreet Narula
Mehndi Outfit was from Rakhi Ohri
Reception Outfit was from Shantanu Nikhil
Tell us about the functions
All the functions were great. The cocktail party was mind blowing. We danced it 4am in the morning, sloshed. Everyone was full high , all friends/relatives had a ball. I performed on Bahara Bahara song from movie I hate love stories , then followed by Couple Dance on Rabta from movie Agent Vinod. (OMG even on my wedding i did Bahara followed by Rabta)
Who did your makeup and who clicked these stunning photographs?
Make up artist was : Chandni Singh
Photographer of course who other than The rocking Tarun Chawla , every bride’s delight Tarun is an amazing photographer to work with. He gives a sense of comfort in all aspects to the bride and the family. Rather he helped me with my lehenga pick up, veil setting when i was on stage , getting on and off to meet guests. Made me at ease all time, taking shots. He gels along with each and every one , and is a fun , jovial , amazing person. Tarun did the videography for my wedding too. It is simply wowwwwwwwww…. New sense of style , fun element , he beats the typical conventional video being done by luxmi studio or prem studio. The video has short quotes/interview of my closed one’s . It is simply touching.
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