Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My bestie's wedding!

She joins my club!! Yayyyy!!!

Mona's wedding was the first Gujarati wedding I'd ever attended in my life. A Gujarati wedding is different from North Indian weddings. Firstly it happens in the morning rather than mid-night, secondly the girl doesn't wear a red saree but a white and red saree, and thirdly they have only 4 pheras unlike the 7 pheras that I had taken when I got married(pheras are the rounds that the couple take around the sacred fire which binds them for eternity). The funniest part happened when the priest announced that the marriage ceremony was complete after 4 pheras and I asked him in surprise that how could he say that when he had only done half the ceremony. You should have heard the laughter around at that moment. I was embarrassed but found it so funny that I myself couldn't stop laughing. He he he!

Mona looked gorgeous. The traditional Panetar saree that she wore was beauuuuutiiiful and the make-up by Billy Manik was flawless! She made a stunning bride :)

I zeroed in on a beautiful purple(loved the colour) and gold Kanjeevaram saree for the wedding. This saree was a part of my wedding trousseau. For the first time in my life I wore it the seedha palla(back to front) style. The reason I never wore it this way earlier was because I always thought it was an unmanageable style, but to my surprise I found it super comfortable and fuss free. I paired it with traditional gold and polki jewellery and kept my make-up light as it was a day wedding.

PS took these pictures from his mobile phone hence the slightly grainy quality but I think he did a fab job! I will cherish these pictures forever.

Getting emotional and crying is a part of every Indian wedding but thankfully I didn't :) Now I have to get used to her being married but I'm so happy cause her husband has been worth the wait! The wedding was filled with fun, emotional and happy moments which we are never gonna forget.

Any of your besties getting married soon or just got married? What did you wear? Post it on my Facebook page :)

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  1. your kanjeevaram is very regal and chic ..and you have worn it well

    nice to know about gujrati a bengali and bengali weddings are also quite different from north indian weddings.....

  2. lovely and your friend both rocks...Happy women's day

  3. You look so pretty in desi avatar...You should wear them often :) I have a surprise for you in my post tomorrow...Do check out :)


  4. U look cute

  5. loving the whole look! u look pretty! :)

  6. Such a romantic and beautiful wedding – These are such beautiful photos! There's so much happiness and colours in your photos. Thanks for sharing
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