Vaishnavi & Sharrvesh
Our traditional wedding was held at South Bridge Mariamman Temple hall after a whole week of ceremonies. Our wedding festivities kick started with a henna party for the bride, followed by bangle ceremony the next day and ‘thaali padaiyal’ for the groom the following day. We concluded with a wedding party in July, or as we normally call it reception, at the cosy premier villa in Civil Service Countryclub. It was greatly cost-saving and importantly, we could party through the night with no disturbances. Can’t imagine a hotel reception with our crowd, oh no! Even for the other ceremonies including our engagement and ROM, we prudently held them at our homes. With good help and planning, we were contented.
The most memorable part of our wedding was walking in with my father says the bride while the groom fondly remembers the amazing food catered from Gokul’s and cheekily reminisces counting the ang pows! “Isn’t that always the best part c’mon!” he says.
Just like others, pleasing both sides of the family who had different expectations of a temple wedding was a challenge we had to patiently overcome by standing firm on being the main decision makers. But we made fair compromises. On the other hand, we were a little concerned about the space limitation for our large guest list invited to the wedding but it got managed on its own on the actual day.
If there was something we wish we could have avoided, was some last minute panic. We didn't have two items that were necessary for the main ceremony, so we realised we could have planned our logistics a little better. Also, as the bride I wish I had planned my looks better, I was not very happy with my engagement look. The groom lovingly chides, that is not true at all. (Awwwww!)
We concluded with a wedding party, or as we normally call it reception, in July at the cosy premier villa in Civil Service Countryclub. It was greatly cost-saving and importantly, we could party through the night with no disturbances. Can’t imagine a hotel reception with our crowd, oh no!