P&B Real Brides : Meet Mumbai Bride Aditi !!!

by mehak on August 22, 2013

in Bridal Blog, Real Brides

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Meet Aditi

A bride who looked like a different person at each of her  events – from a glitzy diva on her engagement to a gorgeous South Indian Bride- the only thing in common was the big smile on her face and the groom by her side ! Armed with ace photographers and some Super Makeup Artists, this bride was a definite stunner! Over to Aditi ….

The Love + Arranged  Story…
It was sort of a love cum arranged marriage. We met for the first time through a common family friend and then spent 6 months getting to know each other without the involvement of our parents. So essentially dated for 6 months before we decided to tie the knot.
 It was a proper Bunt (Manglorean) wedding. The only difference of culture being my side of the family is entirely Bombay based and my husband’s side is mostly Bangalore based. So we tend to be more wild and crazy and they are more dignified and prim and proper. I think we have have scandalised them with a few of the sangeet performances (a song with some of my friends dancing to “Dreamum Wakeupum” and a song with my male friends dressed up as women in ghagras gyrating to “Fevikol” :) However, my brother managed to take prior permission from my mother-in-law (then to be ma-in-law) before they actually went through with it.
The Mehendi
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The Engagement
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The Trousseau Shopping spanning Mumbai and Chennai…
I didn’t have too much time between my engagement and wedding to really be too picky (three months exactly is what I had). Also I am an extremely impatient and impulsive shopper so I am capable of picking up the first half decent thing I stumble upon. (Can you believe my mom went minus me to pick out my wedding Kanjeevaram as I refused to go all the way to Chennai to purchase that one saree, amongst other sarees that had to be bought for close relatives for the purpose of gifting). My aunt and friend were a huge help with the shopping process as they kept pushing me to look around a bit more a work a little harder around the wedding shopping!
 I bought my sangeet and reception outfit from Sushma sarees in Juhu, Mumbai – the lehengas were a bit over the 1 Lakh range. Shes got some really fantastic stuff.
My wedding saree was from KalaNikethan in Chennai (not to be confused with the one in Bombay) and costed around 50K
The wedding jewellery was traditional gold (temple jewellery its called, I think) and purchased almost entirely from Kalyan Jewellers, Abharan Jewellers in Mangalore and Dagina Jewellers (in Matunga, Mumbai). For the sangeet I wore a Jadaun set which i bought from a private jeweller in bombay but she had sourced it from a jeweller. The reception set was also from the same jeweller and was sourced from her workshop in Delhi.
The Wedding
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The Reception
The Events
The sangeet was undoubtedly the most fun function. It added a dash of madness to the whole routine with the food, alcohol and song and dance. I danced to “Auntyji Auntyji” with my friends (its strange but I love the energy in the song!) and we did a couple dance to “Desi girl”, decided and prepared the night prior to the Sangeet (1am to 3am to be precise).
The Amazing Makeup Artist
I was extremely fortunate to have an amazing make up artist in the family. My aunt (mami), Divya Shetty (Phone no: 09821798987) based out of Bombay did a fantastic job of keeping all the looks completely different from each other. She managed everything single handedly start to end from the make up to the hairdo to the draping of the outfit and everything turned out really well.
The People Who Captured the laughter, the tears, the madness and everything in Between
The Wedding Salad‘ covered all the functions (mehendi, sangeet, cocktail and wedding). I don’t have to tell you how good a job they did, I think the photos stand as proof for that! Not only have they made us appear a lot more beautiful than we actually are, but they were extremely professional and focussed all the time! I recommend them to every new couple ready to tie the knot and looking for professional photographers  who can do great candid wedding photographer :)
A Few Beautiful Shots by The Wedding Salad
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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Priyam August 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

The pictures are so unique! I love the one with the groom tieing the brides hair and the one with hugging the parents !!! Great Photography. My sis is getting married in Mumbai- Mehak can you share their contact details of the photographer?


mehak August 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Hi Priyam- the link to the facebook page is given above, you can contact them through that.


sakhi August 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Love reading the bridals files


Nimisha Goel August 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Loved her kanjivaram saree. . v pretty colour!! :)


Preeti Kaur August 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

ALl the pictures are very nice. God bless you both :)


Bhavna Singh August 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Congratulations on your wedding Aditi! U look gorgeous in all the pictures . I am a north indian but i truly adore the whole south indian bride look with a kanjeevaram sari and temple jewelry ! It is so classy and elegant! I wish i could get married in a south indian bridal look.


meenu August 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The blue lehenga is so pretty… wow


Gowthami August 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Adorable bride!! Gorgeous outfits and i love the pink saree!!


Akshata August 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Aditi looks beautiful.. I love the Kanjivaram saree.. And Im so happy that a fellow Mangalorean is featured on “P&B Real Brides”


mehak August 22, 2013 at 8:07 pm

We have had another bunt bride before ! :) Always love to see how different brides look in different cultures and those bright kanjeevarams are drool worthy !


Tiny August 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

The pics are awesome !!
Aditi u look so graceful in that Saree <3


coralcrue August 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

The photograph with her father, no words to describe how beautiful and touching that moment was and how well it was captured. Amazing photography!! Amazing Makeup….so lucky to have your aunt do such a perfect job. I loved that all the looks were so different from the other and still maintained exceptional charm. Brilliant, indeed. loved everything about this wedding- such a sweet bride :)


Chris August 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

The makeup is flawless! Her aunt could teach me! :)


Ash August 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Beautiful pictures! I love the sangeet outfit!


Supria August 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Omg, she does look like a different person in every picture, but beautiful in them all :) In love with the kancheevaram saree.


Ankita August 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

Hi Aditi

You are a stunning bride.. Can you tell me ..who made your mehndi…its awesome.. !!


Sunita October 16, 2013 at 3:12 am

yes the mehendi is so lovely! if you could please share the contact for the mehendi artist


LittleBigHappyGirl August 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

What a gorgeous bride!


Marathi Weddings August 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hi Aditi from Mumbai!!
I loved all your outfits and your engagement look is superb. Your aunt did a Fab job. Where did you get your floral jewellery done for the Mehendi? Its super pretty and I am glad that you have kept it minimal. I feel it looks better like that!

-Aditi from Mumbai ;)


sneha September 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

Hi love the makeup and colours. Mehak, or anyone out there, can u please suggest a good MUA in east delhi. Not very expensive though, as women in the family have to dress up for a series of weddings the family.


Ankita October 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Omg! So good to see college friends – Aditi and Anju writing their wedding blogs here! Perhaps should do mine as well :D

p.s. Aditi you look gorgeous as always :-)


mehak October 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Please do!


mehak October 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm

You totally should snkita! Send me a mail!


Ankita Agrawal October 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Hi Mehak

Can you get me the name and contact details of the person who did mehndi for Aditi ??

TIA !!


Wedding Planners in India October 28, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Hi..All are wonderful images. I want to ask something that who is the mehendi designer because we are also having the lot of requirement for mehendi.


kathleen May 25, 2015 at 3:19 pm

One of my girls got married a couple of years ago. One of the first events she had was a mehndi party. The bride and a few others decided to get theirs done professionally by an artist who was present at the party. But the rest of us did each others palm and it was so much fun and pretty! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHrsZgpDK7M


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