Incase you are new to P&B, you may want to first read the Bridal Files in Sequence to know what this is  all about:

1. Bridal Files 6 Months to Go

2. Bridal Files 5 Months to Go

3. Bridal Files 4 Months to Go

4.Bridal Files 3 Months to Go

5.Bridal Files 1 Month to Go

6. Bridal Files 5 Days to Go

7. The Youngsters

8.The Mehendi

9.The Engagement 

10.The Wedding

June 24th is when i celebrate one whole year of being ‘the better half’ of someone. Can you believe it? Its been one entire year since the wedding- its all so new in my head that im having a hard time getting used to not being a bride anymore! Is there a syndrome like that? Post Bridal-Denial Syndrome? I think i have it !

I guess im supposed to make some emotional statements right now like “Its been a year of beautiful togetherness…” or “I feel complete” , but honestly lets cut the senti – nonsense and keep it real now. Its basically been a year of 2 kids trying to handle a house on their own, trying to handle each other, trying to handle growing up, and having a lot of fun, laughs and some tears along the way. Its been moments of sheer exasperation and moments of uncontrollable laughter and moments of feeling utterly lost and moments of feeling on the top of the world but its never ever been boring!!!! (I have to give the boy credit for this. Im extremely boring. he makes sure i still go out and do fun things)

How are we celebrating our 1st Anni? Unfortunately both of us have packed schedules so the best we can do is a trip to the hills which we go on the weekend after 24th. I cant wait for a break from this heat, to just open my hotel room window and look at the mountains with a softy in my hand!

Here are some never before seen photos from our engagement:

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Left: Boy & Gang perform on Im sexy & I know itmehendi-feet

I hardly have any photos of my mehendi. It took 6 hours, and the photographer had to leave!

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Dancing in a very non bridal way!

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The boys who rocked it: All my brothers in a row!

A New Wedding to Plan!

Its the Sister in Law’s Wedding in December!!!! The Engagement happens in Mumbai in October and the rest of the events happen in Hyderabad. This time it’s a completely cross cultural wedding. My SIL is Sindhi and her fiance is Gujarati- a typical B school romance , but im sure the wedding is going to be one fun potboiler. Recently she had her roka event in Hyderabad which was a  small affair with just about 30 people in total, held in the terrace of the boy’s Hyderabad House.

 

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I wore this pink sharara that i bought from an exhibition and immediately fell in love with the colours!!! I did my hair myself- i was super proud of that!

What the Bride to Be Wore: She wore a Haldi Yellow Saree with a Green & Gold Border. Im not sure she is comfortable with me putting up her pics just yet, but shall update this incase she is

One thing i learnt from this Roka ceremony-Punjabi’s Dance, Gujaratis Sing !!! See in my roka it was a ‘everyone on the dance floor’ kind of affair, but here there was an actual full blown Antakshari Session with teams! I felt like i was on the sets of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (yknow the antakshari sequence with Salman & Madhuri) . Haha, but it was fun nonetheless and different from what i am used to !

One thing SIL and me have in common- Both need control and have too many opinions on what their wedding should be like. When i was a bride, i remember people telling me to relax and just let it be but i wanted to be involved in everything and every discussion. Now being on the other side, im the one telling her to relax, but she like me, is definitely a Bride Zilla! I remember instead of rushing to the parlour she was instructing people in the house how to wrap the mangoes in the basket (Btw- one question i still havent found the answer to…Why are people obsessed with fruit in weddings. I mean seriously the number of mangoes in that tray was enough to feed a family of elephants!) One thing she isnt like me- she hates attention.    All throughout the roka she was like, Okay now click someone else..Or ok this is too awkward why is everyone staring at me!? Umm cos yr the bride maybe? Did you forget that ?

The main function wrapped up quickly and after dinner all of us kids went for a nice drive around town. For the record, i love Hyderabad drives. The roads are beautiful, specially the drive around the lake is gorgeous, that city has this really amazing old world charm that i love !

Next month, she comes down to shop in Delhi for some trousseau items and yours truly will take her around, Super excited for that!!!!! My MIL is not really the clothes obsessed kinds, which means i get to give all my suggestions and inputs. Tsk Tsk. Its a difficult task but someones got to do it!

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