Bridal series: A story about two best friends for life…

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They were best friends in college, in the same class and practically inseparable. Everybody knew they were meant to be together, except for the two of them…do we see a replay of Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na happening? Yes, it seems. It was only after college when they started working that both realised that they couldn’t wait to spend their lives together. Luckily, the families were very supportive, even though the bride is a Jain and the groom is Punjabi, and after a whirlwind courtship, the couple got married in November, 2013.

Presenting…Ankita and Lohit

They met in college in Noida and studied biotechnology together – talk about beauty with brains! 

The wedding functions took place in Delhi as well as Ankita’s hometown Yamunanagar (Haryana).

 Ankita and Lohit

Bridespeak: “Lohit and I were best friends in college, and after college we realized that we were completely dependent on each other. Marriage seemed like the next logical step and when he proposed, I just said yes. I was not a bridezilla but I was very involved in all the wedding preparations. I had chosen the banquet hall five years before my wedding – it’s very well-known in Yamunanagar and I always knew I would get married here as well.

For every function I was very particular about what I was going to wear. For the roka, I chose a peach and blue anarkali – Lohit had casually asked me about the colour I was going to wear, and voila! He matched his kurta with my anarkali! That was a very sweet gesture on his part. For our sangeet, we sent out gold invitations, in co-ordination with my champagne-coloured Chantilly lace gown.

I picked up my sangeet lehenga from Bangalore – this was totally unplanned. I was visiting my friend there and she took me shopping. I fell in love with the lehenga in the first look – I bought it even before I decided the function I was going to wear it on. When I wore if for the sangeet, I paired it with a traditional borla for a Jodha-Akbar look along with my mom’s vintage jewellery. 

I always knew I did not want to be a conventional bride – I visited several stores in the quest for an unconventional look – I finally found it in Frontier Bazaar, a deep navy blue lehenga with fine kundan embroidery, and a red net dupatta. I teamed it with a heavy kundan and gold set that we bought from our family jeweller in Karol Bagh. While my mom was very supportive of my choice, my father was a bit apprehensive as I was going for something rather distinctive. In the end, he was the happiest when he saw my complete look.”

Roka

 roka indian wedding

indian coupleGold-themed Engagement, going with the bride’s dress

gold themed wedding dress

Weeding attire

wedding ring

wedding gerland

Sangeet and Mehendi

sangeet

Ankita Khera

 The Wedding

Wedding mandap

mandap

 

A floral canopy made of orchids, roses and chrysanthemums
A floral canopy made of orchids, roses and chrysanthemums

wedding feast

flower boquet

 Like a whiff of fresh air – this bride went for a blue lehenga

Intricate embroidery with fine kundan
Intricate embroidery with fine kundan
So pretty!
So pretty!

beautiful wedding image

Chooda with meenakari-work peacocks
Chooda with meenakari-work peacocks
The groom’s wearing a traditional sehra made of silver. It’s a family heirloom, passed on from generations.
The groom’s wearing a traditional sehra made of silver. It’s a family heirloom, passed on from generations.
Happily ever after!
Happily ever after!

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Sigh, this was such a fairy-tale-and-big-fat-Indian-wedding rolled into one. Definitely calls for a toast!

wedding funny card

Vendor details:

Roka:
Bride: Peach and blue anarkali – Nazakat boutique, Yamuna Nagar. Make-up: Fairy Beauty parlour, Gurgaon

Engagement: French lace evening gown, CTC Mall, New Delhi. Make-up: Impact salon

Sangeet & Mehendi:

Benarsi, multi-coloured lehenga, Mysore Silk Udyog, Bangalore. Make-up- She salon, Yamuna Nagar

Wedding:
Lehenga: Frontier Bazaar, Karol bagh, New Delhi. Make-up – She salon, Yamuna Nagar

Jewellery – Kundan work from the family jeweller in Karol Bagh

Groom’s attire: Gujralson’s and Manyavaar, Karol Bagh

Photography: Suraj Digital photography

If you are a bride-to-be or a new bride and would like to share your story with us, please do write in, leave a comment and we will get in touch with you. Cheers! 🙂

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