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For the love of ‘dull’.

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For all of you who love suttle (read dull for many), this one is for you.

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For all those who have been following me, you would know that I got married this year and so it has been a year of firsts for me in alot of ways. Festivals, family get togethers, anniversaries..

#yearoffirsts

We indians love our festivals and just by the sheer number of festivals we have, it is an year long party.

So for those unaware of the festival called “Karvachauth”, it is simply a fast kept by the wife praying for her husbands long life. Now over the years I have seen my mother keep it religiously for my father and occasionally my father has kept it too.

So when I got closer to the festival, I was in two minds. On one hand,my feminist side thought it to be sexist and on the other I wasn’t sure if I could stay hungry all day.

So when I did mention it to husband, he promptly jumped and said “I will fast with you too”. That took care of the first doubt.

Now it became a matter of what to wear for the big occasion?

(Tip: When in doubt, raid the mother’s closet)

So this lehenga is actually been made from one of my mothers saree. It pairs dull gold and pink with a net dupatta with a border of pearls. The saree has beautiful intricate golden thread work that really lifts the dull pink hues.

I wore it with a multicoloured blouse made of mix silk and paired it with dull pink heels.

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Chapter 3. The Day.

So this should have happened alot earlier but due to health issues,well this had to wait…

Now is it funny that despite having known ,courted and dated someone for so long, you still feel like its day one of seeing them on the day of the wedding? I had woken up early, had a small ritual in the house and than was advised to sleep for bit as I would be needing all of it ,come evening..

 

As evening descended it was all a blur..

(Picture blog)

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”I had the whole sky in my eyes..It was blue and gold’

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‘A girl needs two things in life..shoes and a closet to keep them’

 

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Photos by @Simran Oberoi.
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Chapter 2. Mehendi.

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So after our mini Haldi-Holi party it was already time for the Mehendi night. 

Slight chill in the air. Dimly lit ferry lights. The unit ban was to perform that evening, which meant in addition to a trip down memory lane, it was also going to be alot of dance,music and daaru.

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The Mehendi night though came with alot of pressure. One because I am a huge mehendi fan and two because one of my closest friends (I bet she is sheepishly smiling reading this) wanted ‘the best mehendi application’, because of her not-so great mehendi nights. With that in my head, I sat down for my mehendi, hoping to free by the time the guests started to pour in. Knowing me, my mehendi designs had been planned well in advance. For my hands we did a ‘wedding story’. It had a sequence right from the ‘varmalah’ to ‘sindhoor’. For my feet we created an intricate arabic net.

5 hours later,I was still not done but the revelry did..

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The unit band was churning out one old classic after another and my men danced like there was no tomorrow.

“There is no instinct like that of the heart-Lord Byron”

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We are usually not the goofy ones. Maybe he is. The boy and I are alike and unlike in equal ways. I still remember,for our first date he was ’10 mins’ late and Iectured him about how he was dating an army officers daughter and that time was really important to me, Most men would have flipped, but he stood there and smiled..What followed were alot of beers and endless stories.

 

IMG_4919 (853x1280)‘Stealing kisses from him seems like second nature now’

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Chapter 1. Haldi.

Indian weddings,they say are the most lavish, most loud (well sometimes),grand,colorful and damn long..

This description fits the bill even better when you are from the Northern part of the country. Well, thank fully for me, my family has always been the subtle one so the wedding wasn’t going to be a pomp and show, but an intimate affair (well..almost).

This is my wedding diary..

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For all of you who know me, I have a weird OCD about designs, colors and patterns. So when we narrowed down our decorator for the wedding, he was in for a very ‘specific’ bride. My Haldi was a riot of colors, messy and my most fun function. P,s-I am little biased with day functions. Natural light has always scored brownie points.

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‘Love is in the air’

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I have always (proudly) claimed that I am daddy’s girl. Well I have had my reasons, papa was always easy to crib to, to blackmail and once you shed a tear it was game over. Jokes apart..I get my pride, ego and of-course my punctuality from him. Both me and my brother would not have turned out to be so confident, sharp and independent if it wasn’t for him.
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Meet Ma. Now yes,I know..I look identical to her..She is the pillar for the entire family, She is also our vent out person. From the maid cooking bad food, to bad day at work to cribbing about life in general..Today she is number 1 on my speed dial list. I call her atleast 2 times a day (two times because first time she usually doesn’t answer ;)) She is my constant. Also those lovely earrings are hers.
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This handsome man on the right is my brother. 7 years older than me,he and I could make Tom and Jerry look like an understatement. But boy, lay a finger on me and you could be history.
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Now please meet the most important man in my life. Meet Bruno. He commands all my attention,love and food. We got him when I could fit him in my pocket, today well..I am pretty sure he thought that yellow haldi was food.
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Meet the groom. He is crazy to my poise. Impromptu to my planned and messy to my OCD.

‘But love conquers all’

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Support system. They existed before the boy (s) came in and stayed forever. I have known each one them through different phases of my life. Some I have knows since we were in school, some through college, some became pillars through heartbreaks and some came in when I was least expecting..
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For people who have known me all my life,would know how important these two people are in my life. My childhood is non-existent without memories with them..My teenage life is meaningless without their encouragement and support and now my adult life is just wanting to see them more. Making life colorful since forever.

Photo credit : Simran Oberoi (Photozaapki)