Hello folks!! we welcome you to the betrothal ceremony of Dhivya and Praveen, Dhivya is a very sweet simple and extremely calm and composed bride, She wore a pleasant smile while Manjeet did her makeover for her step towards new life with Praveen.
Scroll down to see Dhivya enchanted!!
The lavender and green silk saree with the flower motifs adorned Dhivya very beautifully Intoducing you all to charming to be better half of Dhivya, Ever smiling Praveen.The ceremony started where both the families exchanged thamboolam and lagna patrika, indicating a mutual understanding and accepting Dhivya and praveen into their families respectively and confirming their wedding dates.Dhivya was offered jewellery and saree as per customs.Indeed, be it purple pink orange or blue she looked absolutely stunning as draped into the saree given by Praveen and his family.
Just before the moment of engagement, Dhivya’s Sister Saranya surprised the couple with a really beautifully done engagement cake presented with their rings amidst rose petals.
Love joy and glitters popped up when the couple exchanged rings.
And yes they are
ENGAGED!!Dhivya greeted her family and friends with her beautiful smile.There was exchange of cusoms, traditon, rings, hearts and now it was time for little sweets.Absolutely love these pictures
For a change ending this post with two of our favorite pictures.
Thank you Dhivya and Praveen for choosing Melanged. We had a whale of time capturing you guys, hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Every story has beginning and an end, But the story narrated now is just the beginning, A love story which started half a decade back amid-st a new beginning of yet another couple in their wedding, where Sunil saw Vidya in a traditional red saree and was love stuck with her charm. When sunil’s heart skipped a beat and sang “Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga” their moment of love rose to a new journey of their lives and here we are presenting you their wedding story
It was around 6:30 when sunil was gifted with jewellery as per their custom and sparkling steel Tissot with overcoat, and the clock stuck 7!!
Ok Introducing you all Angry young mada. By the way mada is Sunil’s nick name.
Deepika got some amazing getting ready shots.
Ok Introducing you all to Vidya.
That’s the AJ brothers. Anil is very humble young champ and also eligible bachelor i guess 😉
Vidya and Sunil walked onto the stage. And checkout Sunil, He just couldn’t take his eyes off Vidya .
The wedding day started with Toe ring ritual.
Post that ritual. It was the getting ready time. Here are some pictures of Sunil and Vidya getting ready for the moment they have been waiting.
Vidya made an pretty bride.
Sunil always wanted to get wed in a mantap which looked exactly like this. And his dreams was just an hour away to be transformed into reality.
That was a grand welcome to Sunil to the mantap
Curtains raise to chant Sulagna Savadhana !
Clicked this picture when Sunil was trying to get a sneak peak when Vidya walked on to Mantap.
And the Manglsutra was ready.
It was handed over to Sunil. He took the Mangalsutra in his hand and looked graciously towards Vidya:-). Here is the picture of that moment when Sunil looked straight into Vidya’s eyes 🙂
With Torrentz of rice from all the directions, It was legal that, its now Mr and Mrs Sunil.
Vidya embraced the Manglasutra calm, composed and that smile tells it all 🙂
and that was Sunil’s reaction after tying the knot.
Here is a picture from ring finding challenge.
Ending this post with our favorite picture.
We had a whale of a time capturing your wedding. Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. Wishing Sunil and Vidya a Happy married life
Welcome to the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Mr and Mrs Shankaru. Honestly i had so much shooting this assignment. The whole family had put in a lot of effort to make the 50th anniversary a very special one for Uncle and Aunty
Wondering why this picture. Checkout the next image.
There were beautiful, warming messages and wishes being documented in the guest book. And here i introduce you to the lovely couple :-). I sneaked them out for a couple pictures before the event started .
As soon as they walked into the hall there were wishes and Jadu ki jappi’s to uncle and aunty
There were some interesting games arranged for the function. One among them was to identify the person in the photo. Look at that energy . It was a pleasure to be a part of this event.
The function started with the star performer singing an opening song.
and this is why i called star performer.
That’s appreciation for her star grand daughter from her grandmother.
Post that there was a small slideshow of the pictures. This slideshow was the collection of pictures right from their marriage time. Honestly a picture speaks a thousand words. Checkout the next few images why i say “A picture is worth thousand words”.
And then specially crafted poem was sung to uncle and Aunty.
Here was the most interesting part of this function. A game of Housie. The Housie design was such that, every number would associate a event or memorable number with respect to uncle and aunty’s life.
Here is the picture of the wonderful anniversary cake.
Ending this post with this wonderful family picture.
Hope you liked the pictures. We had a whale of time being part of this event and special thanks to Ashwini for offering us this shoot.
The tying of the nuptial knot in traditional Indian wedding entails a series of elaborate and colorful rituals, which are not only enjoyable but are of great significance in conjugal life.
And to exemplify this beautiful moment of joy here we are presenting you the story of 2states 2 cultures and 2 hearts celebrating their decade love and bonding forever!
THE ROYAL RED BENGALI WEDDING OF KARTHIKA AND ABHINAV!! The only thing running constantly in my mind while writing this post is Ek Chutki Sindhoor!! from the very famous Om Shanthi Om. Red symbolizes love, purity, and has a strong base in the roots of Indian Culture.It was around 7 pm in the evening at the gates of The Bangalore International hotel where The Sengupta’s were heartily welcomed by the Karthikas’s family for the “Bor Boron” where the mother of the bride along with other members come out to welcome the groom and his family Introducing you to our fun filled groom Abhinav 🙂
While Abhinav was welcomed with his family!! Karthika adorned herself with the beautiful Red banarasi saree and looked like a Bengali bridal doll. Potto Bastra – After the groom is seated at the chadnatolla (wedding altar and canopy) Abhinav was offered new clothes by Karthika’s Father to do the sampradaan – a kind of gift to the boy from the girl’s side. While Abhinav performed the rituals Karthika had her little fun time meeting her friends and family. They re- lived the moment where a very good friend of karthika met her first and approached her asking hey!!are u an actress!! SO this is how exactly our doll like bride responded. Saat Paak – The bride, usually seated on a low wooden stool called pidi is lifted by her brothers and is taken round the groom in seven complete circles. The significance is they are winded up securely to each other Mala Badal – After the circles are completed, still sitting high on the pidi, Karthika and Abhinav exchanged garlands of fragrant flowers thrice. This is the first step in which they accept each other. Now you know why we call Abhinav a fun filled groom!! The barfi!! moment 🙂 Indeed the Mala badal was a perfect papparazzi moment for the couple!! Subho Dristi – After garlanding one another the bride and the groom are made to look at each other in front of all the assembled invitees. This exchange of loving glance is to initiate them to be together officially by the society. Sampradan – Karthika took her place on the chadnatolla where an elderly male member of the her family handed her over to the groom and the couple’s hands are bound by the sacred thread amidst recital of Vedic chants and were placed on the mangal ghot – a brass pitcher filled with water that is covered with mango leaves attached to one twig and a green coconut placed on it. Yagna – The bride and groom sit in front of the sacred fire and chant mantras after the priest. Agni, the fire god is made the divine witness to the marriage. Anjali – An offering to the fire is made. The bride’s brother puts puffed rice (khoi) in the hands of the bride, and the groom standing close to her holds her hands from the back and extends their arms forward. They then pour the offering into the fire together. Saat Paak – Seven circular rounds are taken by the couple around the fire thereby solemnizing the occasion. The blowing of the conch shell and ululation prevailed while they performed the rituals. It was time to take vows !! and check out how carefully Karthika listens to the priest while he explained how to treat each other and respect, I know she didnt want to miss any point which signified Abhinav’s responsibility 😉 What sayeth you bride??
Sindoor Daan and Ghomta – Once again seated at their respective places in chadnatolla Abhinav applied sindoor or vermilion (a symbol of marriage worn by Hindu women thereafter) on the bride’s hair-parting. Karthika then covered her head with a new sari offered by Abhinav’s family as ghomta or veil.
Bidaay – A mixed moment of joy and sorrow as Karthika bid adieu with blessings of her parents and relatives to start a new life with her beau. A special moment, Karthika and Abhinav with the god mother of both families who has witnessed their parents wedding, their childhood and now even their wedding. The bride and groom were welcomed home with ululation and prodeep.Karthika immersed her foot in the alta and entered the house marking her ceremony of grihapravesh. Here is picture beholding the elements of a beautiful bengali wedding Ashirbaad – On an auspicious day the elders of the groom’s side go to bless the bride and vice versa, by sprinkling husked rice and trefoil on their heads and giving them gold ornaments. It is a kind of acceptance of the boy and the girl on both sides. Happiness was in the air as they continued to perform fun-filled games. A wedding is incomplete without friends!! Here is a picture with their besties. These pictures are shouting alound BETA MAN MEIN LADOOO PHOOTA!! 😉 😉 Ending this post with our favorite picture. A new addition to the family, A new beginning. We had a whale of time being a part of your special day 🙂 and freezing the moments of joy, Thank you Karthika and Abhinav for choosing melanged. Wishing you both a sweetest life ahead.