I’m glad I’m finally sitting down to write this post – because I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but time hasn’t been on my side. There are some exciting changes coming my way which I will share soon but before we get into any of that, let’s talk about the one big change my life has already seen in the winter of 2015. And when I say winter, I mean it. Looking back to my wedding day, I clearly remember the chills down my spine, not so much from the nervousness of tying the knot, but the cold Rajasthan winter taking it upon itself to reign on all of us.
To be honest, getting married is literally a haze. You spend months and days planning every single detail of your perfect wedding, and then D day just comes and passes you by in a jiffy. Over the past few months, I’ve thought back so many times to my special day, reliving the days and clutching on to the treasure trove of memories which I will cherish for the rest of my life. It wasn’t perfect, and there’s a few things I would have done differently if I could, but what’s the fun with perfect anyway? What’s the point of getting married if it’s not going to be stressful, crazy, emotionally harrowing and physically daunting? Just kidding! ;).
Well the fun really begins once the wedding’s over and the marriage kicks in 🙂
Sticking to the wedding though, and talking about the outfits now. I had wondered many times before I started wedding shopping how difficult it was going to be to find the lehenga of my dreams. I’m serious. What’s funny is, I didn’t find it. I saw another lehenga and fell in love with it’s colors but not the design. My mom’s designer instincts kicked in and she gave an entirely new spin to the design and for a change, I went with it, quite a departure from my I-know-what-I-want self. My advice – mom’s know better, listen to them.
Lehenga is from Rupahali, Park Street, Kolkata.
My advice with wedding shopping is four-fold – don’t overthink it; go for the classic; listen to your mom (or take someone along who understands what looks good on you), and remember that it doesn’t have to be designer to be perfect.
As for accessories, if you’ve been on the blog for a while, you know I like it simple, understated and elegant. For my big day, I stuck to my usual and kept it easy with the make up – letting the orange lip stand out and keeping the eyes slightly smoky and highlighted. For jewelry, I wasn’t going to stack up, one because it becomes too much, and with too many beautiful things asking for attention it’s easy to get distracted – I went with a classic jadau set which I think complimented my lehenga so beautifully. As for shoes, I wanted comfortable yet slightly blingy and these ones from Inc 5 were both. I would recommend going with platform heels, or block heels or wedges – remember that you will either have to walk a lot or stand in one place for long durations and comfort really matters.
For all other functions, like mehendi, sangeet etc, Shashank & I didn’t bother to co-ordinate. But when it came to the wedding, we didn’t want to stray too far away with our choices considering I was going for a more off beat color for my lehenga than the usual red. We decided to co-ordinate with a similar color palette, but not trying too hard to be matchy matchy. Given the setting, our location and our vision, I’m so glad we chose the colors we did and wore the outfits we did, because they lended the right touch to our mental idea of our big day!
Shashank’s sherwani is from Heritage, South Ex Market, Delhi.
As we come to the end of this post, it’s a sense of deja vu. The wedding’s over, but the best is yet to come 🙂
Picture Credits : The Creative Lens
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