We got mentioned in HT Brunch!
The exact words were…
“A corporate executive, Shinjini Amitabh Chawla, 25,
took eight months off before her wedding last October, a sabbatical which also resulted in a popular wedding blog, The Delhi Bride, which she now manages full time”
My name was mis-spelt in the print version (as was my age), but oh who cares?! They called my blog “popular”!!! Cue, bigg-est smile on planet Earth! I also didn’t take an 8 month sabbatical from work (I wish!), but oh who cares?! Note above point.
You can read the full article here. Kismet of The Unreal Bride made it to the cover of the magazine! In her gorgeous, off-beat blue lehenga 🙂 In case you haven’t checked out her wedding pictures till date, you MUST! It’s absolutely inspirational. The article talks about how brides are taking charge of their weddings these days, and one of our brides – Supriya Popli – also got mentioned! Supriya was the bride I took along with me to the Anita Dongre visit, and I got really excited when I saw mentions of everyone from the wedding blogosphere whom I’ve interacted with all over the article!
And a feature in Femina Brides!
Roli of Crazy Indian Wedding told me that all us wedding bloggers had been mentioned in this article in Femina Brides. I was at my cousin’s Haldi ceremony and there were no magazine shops around! I was desperate to get my hands on the issue, when my SIL gave me a call saying she’d managed to grab a copy just as a shop was closing for the day. And needless to say, I was really happy to finally read it that night 🙂 Once again though, a few minor errors – I’m 25! Not 26. And was never a marketing consultant 😦 I’ve actually worked in Strategy Consulting (M&A deals kind of work).
Despite all the errors, I’m elated to see wedding bloggers getting some attention 🙂 And of course, seeing your name in print is one of those happy feelings in the world that puts you straight up on Cloud 9 for a full week (or more!)