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15 Reasons Why We LOVED Masaba Gupta’s OffBeat Wedding (She Was One Chiller Bride!)

24 Nov Mehendi - Bridal portrait - Masaba Gupta and Madhu Mantena wedding 2015

UPDATED!!! The wedding photography team, Stories by Joseph Radhik, decided to share EVEN MORE pictures from Masaba Gupta’s Wedding! We’ve added our favourite pictures AND more reasons to love the wedding!

Masaba Gupta was the coolest bride. Ever.

Need proof?

She wore THIS to her Engagement.

Officially in Bahurani mode now.chalo lets go get engaged đź’Ťđź‘Ż

A photo posted by @masabagupta on

YUP! Does it look like she gives two hoots about what you have to say about her Bridal Look?

That’s what made me fall in love with Masaba Gupta’s wedding.

She’s one of the hottest talents in the Indian fashion industry, yet her wedding wasn’t about to be another cliché big fat Indian wedding with a stressed out bridezilla driving everyone crazy.

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Anita Dongre’s Summer Bride 2015

2 Apr Anita Dongre Summer Bride 2015

There was one big name missing from fashion week last month - Anita Dongre.

Lakme Fashion Week came and went, as did Wills India Fashion Week’s re-named avtaar - Amazon India Fashion Week. I did multiple “best of” posts for both, and was sure that Anita Dongre would make it to the Top Picks. But not a sniff of a spring-summer or autumn-winter collection by the designer, at either fashion week. Where is she?

Brides all over the globe have been waiting for what Anita Dongre has in store for us in 2015. Is there anything new in the works?

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Honeymoon destination, bling, bachelorette & watercolor invites

16 May

Update time!

Yes, it’s been fairly long since I wrote anything here. This is what I’ve been upto:

1. Honeymoon

Sure about the destination - Australia! However, fiancĂ© is delaying making bookings with travel agent. I believe it’s about time now, right? Shouldn’t the itinerary be decided by now? Why am I the only one worried about this?! Ufff…

2. Jewellery

Started looking for all the jewellery my parents will give me for the wedding. Went to Tanishq the other day (it’s a pretty standard shop to visit) and found some lovely sets. But, there’s one thing I figured out - some people buy heavy sets for their own wedding as it’s appropriate for a bride to wear those types of big sets (my definition of big is still much smaller than the average Indian bride’s!), but you can’t really wear that set ever again. Or, you will rarely wear it. For most of the events you will attend during your lifetime, that big set will look inappropriate, and you WILL look overdressed, and people WILL look at you and wonder “What was she thinking wearing that to this occasion?” I’d prefer to buy a smaller set that’s easy on the eyes, and can be worn again multiple times. In case you really want to wear a statement piece, choose another piece of jewellery for that - the earrings, bangles, ring, maang tika, waist belt, that thing bride’s wear around the arm. But not the necklace. And if you MUST wear a big necklace, there’s also the option of wearing a fake one. Nobody will know! They’ll just assume since you’re the bride you MUST be wearing the real thing.

Another jewellery-related revelation - I LOVE diamonds! I never understood the fascination, but once I started looking for myself - its. so. SHINY! Good luck to the fiancé ;) I want lots of tiny diamonds on a platinum band (been pinning some engagement ring ideas onto my pinterest boards)

3. Guest List

This is a disaster piece. I can’t seem to get my parents to edit it out, there’s just too many people. But I guess it is what it is. It still needs some more work, maybe this weekend we’ll all find the time. Ufff…

4. Bachelorette

Ummm…I’m clueless. What do people generally do? My boy’s heading off to Goa with his friends, they’ve already booked tickets and all. I’m really, really clueless. How will I get all my friends and sisters together much before the wedding? There’s a range of issues to deal with here -

  • since the sagai is 3 days before the wedding, I could have the bachelorette 4-5 days before wedding. But most of my out-of-town friends (and most ARE out-of-town) might not be able to come so many days prior to the wedding.
  • is it possible to get everyone to travel to a place outside Delhi? Too many additional expenses, me thinks.
  • i can’t drink alcohol just a few days before wedding. I’ll look worse, and I don’t want to take a chance I’ll feel sick during the wedding ceremonies. Is it possible to enjoy your own bachelorette without alcohol? (everyone else will be drinking)
  • where in Delhi do I have this? A friend’s house?

5. Wedding invitations

So, apparently, Chandni Chowk is THE place for invitation cards. I haven’t been there yet, but I’m told they can do ANYTHING. Since I really really hate the normal Indian wedding cards, I’m going to try getting some watercolor or other designs that I see on the internet (they’re for American weddings mostly). Hope to be pinning like a madman on my Pinterest Wedding Invites board over the next few days.

6. Trousseau

Wedding lehenga shopping has begun! Separate post on this later.

Pending stuff to do -

  • Buy lehengas for sangeet & wedding, buy sari for reception, mehendi & haldi outfits
  • Choose design for wedding invites
  • Finalise guest list and start collecting addresses
  • Send a save-the-date to family members and parents’ friends
  • Remind the boy to make honeymoon bookings
  • Create a more final version of wedding checklist
  • Create honeymoon checklist (coming soon to help you out as well!)
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