By the time 5th February arrived, I was quite honestly, exhausted. It had been an entire week of non-stop celebrations, partying, hair & makeup, hair & makeup removal (UGH), dancing my heart out and just having the best time I could have only imagined to experience.
I woke up just in time to start getting dressed for what would be pretty much one of the most important days of my life. Nbd. Unfortunately, I also woke up with a fever and a quaking body ache. My first reaction was panic but after a couple of Vitamin C shots, an urgent visit from the doc, a painful injection and a couple of warm hugs, I was good to go. My heart was ready. My body had no choice but to agree.
Coming to my FAVORITE BIT. My bridal lehenga. I visited Calcutta to have it customized from Anamika Khanna and narrated my precise vision to her, with the free will of letting her add her wizardry aesthetic to it. I wanted an Ivory base, a pastel palette, two dupattas, embroidery that would not over-weigh my frame and hints of a muted pink. I was sure about one thing – my wedding day was a milestone to me, a day I wanted to look like myself and not have my outfit, jewellery or makeup take that away from me.
Honestly, customising a bridal lehenga from scratch is a rather dangerous thing to do if you’re not confident about what you want. For me, I had already visually perceived precisely what I wanted and I trusted Anamika to do an incredible job with it so this is the route I chose. And oh boy, I was ELATED when it arrived. Once again, a memory, a moment, that will be of insane happiness in my heart.
Now to the emotions. I frankly didn’t feel the jitters. Maybe it was the week-long build up to this day or just the fact that I genuinely was super excited to marry Shailin. I was in love and I had the sheer luck of spending the rest of my life while my family and friends ecstatically watched. I couldn’t possibly ask for a more beautiful beginning.
Outfit: Anamika Khanna
Jewellery: Lion Jewellers
Makeup: Mickey Contractor