Neha wrote in to Peaches & Blush sending us an array of her wedding photos. Read about her events and outfits below!
Neha, tell us about how you guys met.
It was 5 years of intense mills & boon romance. We Were together in some tuition classes during school but never talked. Met online after 5 years, exchanged messages, phone calls and eventually meeting. He proposed to me even before we met with a typical Bollywood dialogue of me having 2 options of either marrying him or him kidnapping me. Eventually I gladly said yes after a few dates. 5 years of non stop fun, wooing, fighting, breaking up and patching up in a few hours. Parents came to know about us about 2 years back and were cool with the “intercaste” match and after settling on a feasible date we got married on 8 Dec’2012.
Tell us about your events!
I had always wanted a long line of functions. My maternal family lives in Australia so all of them coming was anyways a big party all the time. The functions started on 25th Nov with Kirtan at home and culminated with the Grand reception on 15th December. In engagement, all these rituals were followed by a few performances by the boys family and then the “couple”. We danced on raabta from Agent Vinod which was done after just 1 hour of practice a day before and super nervous me as I was meeting so many of his people for the first time. I wore the engagement lehenga as a saree as I thought it made me look a little slimmer. Fun overall.
It started of with the Engagement at Hotel Imperial, New Delhi where we exchanged rings. Then there was the majorly drunken Bachelors Party. In the midst of Indian Shopping, i had no clothes for my Bachelors Party- so went shopping the day of the party and bought the first dress i tried. Then i had the Mehendi & Cocktail. Mehendi was followed by ladies sangeet, the one with punjabi dholki and folk songs. Cocktail was next day, whole family dancing crazily and my siblings and cousins performed dances which were all self choreographed. No doubt it was great but the practice sessions which started at 12 am every night were way much fun. I wore a black floor length backless anarkali suit which I got made at the same boutique.
Wedding: The day began with Chura and haldi ceremony. In no position to get up after a hectic night and loads of packing still pending, the day went by in a flash. The wedding was at Tivoli. Most hectic, fast moving and tiring day. Yet the most memorable. Short wedding of 4-5 hours. Too much to do in so less time. And the tedious task of leaving parents. Surely a lot to deal with but then such are weddings.The next day was a jagran at boys place. Wore a light saree bought from a boutique at Green Park.
Reception: Held a week after the wedding and a 3 day getaway, this day had the required dose of fun for everyone. Everyone enjoyed and were all in praises. Held at Umrao, NH8.
Your Outfits have so much color? Where did you buy them from.
My lehengas were both bought from Hauz Khas Village- Rewaaz store . Chosen by my in laws, both were very pretty- one was an orange brocade with a large border. Blue choli and red dupatta completed the look . The other was a navy blue lehenga with flower embroidery going up and down the panels . This was with a fuschia pink embroidered blouse and a mustard yellow dupatta. Still unable to decide which one do I love more.
Who was your makeup artist and photographer ? A few lines about them !
Makeup for the Engagement and wedding was done by Aman in PaschimVihar, Delhi.
Reception Makeup (Blue Lehenga) by VidyaTikari. Pure genius she is. Rest of the functions did it myself.
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