Finally, sharing the little details of my wedding! After writing numerous blog posts about what to wear as a bridesmaid, it feels surreal that my time has come to write about my wedding outfits and other details. There are weddings, and then there are Indian weddings. After changing the engagement date twice and planning the wedding under uncertain circumstances, I think we pulled off a memorable wedding.
This post is about the Knitty gritty that made this wedding. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know about my outfit details.
Here are my favorite wedding details:
- The bridesmaid gifts: I always had a clear idea of what to gift my girls. The potlis are from Rani pink store. Also, I gave them waistbelts, Victoria’s Secret body mist, a packet of bindi, and a satin hairband.
2. Instagram story filters:
It’s pretty easy using Spark AR. Of course, I cannot do complicated filters, but simple ones are pretty easy. There are detailed Youtube videos about it too. The filters are available on my page please check it out!
3. The bride-side wedding card was beautifully done by the “heartworks” team. It comprises my dear friend and her mother, who is amazingly talented.
We designed it to be a traditional wedding card keeping in mind my parent’s wishes. Radhakrishna inspires the card with gold and red accents.
4. The Ritual cards and room tags are another cute wedding detail we incorporated. We placed the ritual cards in every room in the resort with Osmania biscuits to welcome the guests. The heartworks team also does these!
5. I arranged a custom wedding guest book fingerprint but did it on a canvas so that I could frame it later.
6. I kept my Mehendi design very simple because that’s the way I like it. Also, we asked the guests, who politely obliged to apply the bride and groom’s initials on their palms.
7. We hired a fantastic Punjabi dhol team! The baraat seemed never-ending. It was mad fun! And we provided pagri to whoever was interested.
8. The pinnacle of every Indian wedding is to dance. So for my wedding, the dance wasn’t reserved only for the Sangeet. Everybody engaged and danced our hearts out for every wedding ceremony. My bridesmaids and I gave a surprise performance to welcome the groom’s party to the venue.
Raghu and I got our initials embroidered on Raghu’s kurta sleeve. And for my blouse embroidery, I got the Sanskrit slogan “Saubhagyavati bhava,” which means “May you always be lucky as a married woman”. Also, I’m not too fond of flowers; hence I did not get the traditional poolajada for my wedding day. I found this page on Instagram called “Hair accessories Azraa.” Full disclosure, it was a hassle dealing with her. But the product turned out to be good.
9. Another small wedding detail was that I gave my side of the family and bridesmaids cute bells as a souvenir to ring when I entered the mandap.
All of the wedding festivities decors came through seamlessly thanks to Mr. Vinay Soudhary.
Thank you to the Redknot Wedding Team for sharing and capturing this day with us.