Hola my beautiful friends!
Hope the year has been kind to all (if not most). It has been fabulous few months for me with the pre / post-wedding preparation. It was a whirlpool of events and milestones which has etched beautiful moments in my heart forever. This will be a documentation of my life event so excuse the excessive photos 😉
- Engagement 05 February 2017- Sri veeramakaliamman
Every love story is beautiful and mine is my favorite. Traditional engagement involves both parties family announcing publicly (in reference to family and friends) that Boy X is betrothed to Girl X. And in Indian custom , it is done in a presence of a priest who blesses the couple and family and chants mantras to commence the wedding preparations. The official wedding date is read out to public. (You can say … its some sort of Indian Save the Date and do not bug these couple’s family with potential match making as we are off the market) !.
2. Pre-Wedding photoshoot – La Diva Bridal House
We engaged La Diva who were recommended by a friend. It was our outstation shoot just merely across the border in Malaysia. Beautiful location with excellent photographer! Bonus points for such splendid weather though it gave a good tan to my already dusky skin. It was a really affordable package that costed slightly less than SGD2K.
3. Henna Night – Parents Crib
Indian weddings are well known for the many days of events and couple of days before the actual wedding its a custom to throw a henna function. It’s the Indian version of bacherlotte party. It was small celebration where the girls closest friends/relatives take part in. Just a fun get together with to wind down before taking the next big step. The bridal henna was stained by an amazingly talented lady HennaFetish . And the guests henna was stained by Fatimah Barveen and Misbaah. Young and talented girls who stained delicate designs. A simple henna part at your place with food,drinks and entertainment will cost approximately SGD 800.
4. Bangle Ceremony – Parents Crib
This is another function where the bride gets dolled up and bangles are stacked on her arms in odd numbers. And the bangles is worn till her wedding day and depending on which region of India you come from the duration you have to wear differs.
5. The Wedding !
Hindu weddings are usually held in wedding halls nowadays. Mine was held in Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple. The have one of the most beautiful wedding halls. 11 June 2017 one of the most wonderful dates of my life.
Photographer : PicbitZ Photography
Amazing team. Shoutout to Chris and Anitha ! Such dedicated and comfortable people to engage. With such exorbitant wedding photographers in Singapore, PicbitZ are such humble team who give great quality at affordable rates.
Make-up artiste: Mahes Make Up Artist
Mahes was one of the MUA that gave such good pricing for Bridal makeup . Indian wedding never lacks of colour, jewels etc. She had such patience for consultation and gave great thought on how to make you feel like a princess at your own wedding. Her make-up lasted pretty much from 3am till 6pm. Highly recommended for future brides!
Food Caterer: AJH Catering
Splendid food that left our guests’ tummy happy. Shane was excellent and easy to communicate with to discuss our food menu. He has scrumptious food variety !
Decor : KM Wedding Services
Great decor and Ms.Kumar is friendly and her years of experience gave us the assurance that the decor will be amazing and indeed it was!
Door Gift: Indian Wedding Door Gift
This is an link I sourced online, the gifts are from Malaysia. Very swift and professional small firm. Those who are looking for reasonably priced door gifts do check them out!
Massive thanks to my supporting family, husband,friends and bridesmaids who made this day as memorable as I had envisioned. Each and every step along the way are etched beautifully in our hearts.