You don’t search for love, everything’s pre-planned. There is always someone special made just for you, wait until you get them. It feels so good when the bride herself shares her wedding story with us.
Here’s a super cute story of Komal, how she met her soulmate and planned her entire wedding with a mix and match of two traditions all together.
After dating for nine years, Komal got married in December, 2019 to her boyfriend from college, Aniket. It is not just another ordinary story about “love at first sight”.
Our relationship started with a fight and us disliking each other the first time we met. We got to know each other over the years, became best friends and fell in love eventually. After dating for around nine years, we decided to take our relationship to next level.
We decided to tie the knot after our families met each other. Its been nothing less than a dream to know him and date him ever since. We wanted to make sure that we blend in both our traditions and customs, i.e. Bengali and Marwari. Our wedding too, was as dreamy as our relationship.
We wanted to get married in Kolkata because both of us are from there. We have spent a major part of our lives growing there and we wanted to marry in a place that had significance in both our lives. Most of our family members and friends also stay there, and we wanted all of them to be part of our big day. Our wedding took place at the Westin Hotel, Rajarhat.
Mehendi ceremony was kept casual and it was moreover an intimate gathering with some simple, colourful yet quirky decor. The ceremony became even more fun with the music and all the “Thumkas”. Komal opted for a blue skirt and crop top for her mehendi because she wanted it to be different from what other brides usually wear and on the other side Aniket wore a matching outfit.
Mayra is a traditional Marwari ceremony but to add up some Bengali elements to it, there was dhunuchi dance and dhaak, and all the women were dressed in tradional red and white bengali sarees while the men wore dhotis. It was so delightful to see two cultures coming together.
The venue for the event was the highlight because the couple chose to do it on a barge. Although Aniket had proposed to Komal some time ago, they also exchanged rings on the same day before their families and friends so they did not want a lengthy program for the sangeet separately, they decided to keep it short, and had a band perform through the rest of the evening.
Yellow is the colour of happiness and laughter, that’s what Haldi is all about. This ceremony was kept intimate, only the very close ones were involved and the dress code was Yellow.
And finally the wedding day! It was a grand event. Komal wore an onion pink Lehenga because red Lehenga is so mainstream. This had a huge gathering and the rituals were done in Marwari way but Komal entered with leaves in her hands, just like the Bengalis do!
What’s a better than gifting something to the bridesmaid to thank them and show the affection. House of Sasha curated some bridesmaids gift boxes. Komal got these gifts personalized for each of her bridesmaids and handed these to them personally. The box contained really quirky and useful items and packaging looked wonderful.
Venue: The Westin, Kolkata
Photographer: Prince Studio
Wedding Favors: House Of Sasha
Decor: Baisakhi Flowers
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