Like any Indian wedding, the drill is the same… Haldi, Sagai, Mehndi and Shaadi.. in the same or different order. The Haldi function panned out to be a short and beautiful event followed by sangeet and sagai.
Wedding Tip no. 2 … Please curate your wedding music list and instruct the DJ to stick to it otherwise they will play clichéd songs and you wouldn’t like it. With a lot of effort from the bride’s bros and bridesmaid to get our song last minute, we exchanged rings to Laiyan Laiyan like we had imagined. This song, because to gather the courage to ask me out, Harsh heard this around 12 times.
Also, no Indian sangeet function is complete without well rehearsed dance performances, totally inspired by Bollywood. All went well up until a second cousin decided to shower money on us between our performance standing right in front of us. But worry not.. at least we got a good story:)
Pragya & Harsh
Highlight of the mehendi was the Mehendi waley bhaiya who actually was a full time OT compounder. Compounder by day and Mehendi wala by night…. bhaiya saved the day on a mehendi crisis when we found the mehendi wala had the wedding date wrong.
On the Grooms side of the family, the day ended with a Jod mel ceremony. With the pagadi of responsibility on the grooms head and brides hand decorated with beautiful heena… we were all set for D- Day!!
Harsh & Pragya
A year ago at an A.R. Rehman concert… Harsh turned to me and said “you dare ever leave me” and that was the song that we choose for our wedding. We had decided to exchange malas at “Ey Hairathe Ashiqui” but DJ wale babu had different plans and played mandir ke ghantey right in between:) Pheras… pictures… lunch… more pictures… vidai and then we were Man & wife.
At the end of it all, every goof up becomes a memory, every mess up becomes a story and we are glad our wedding is full of such amazing stories and memories and if we get a do over, we would not change a thing.
Pragya & Harsh