As you may already know if you’ve been seeing my Instagram stories, I visited India this march for my friend’s wedding and I want to tell you about my experience!
I talked a little bit about this on one of my Instagram posts but I can’t even begin to explain what this trip meant to me. Last year was very difficult for all of us and I think it’s safe to say that it affected everyone’s mental health, including mine. It’s really difficult not being able to see your loved ones, and even more when they’re on the other side of the world.
Before we could travel we obviously took the test to try and do everything as safely as possible, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about how excited I was. The main reason why I traveled to India was my friend Megha’s wedding. We’ve been friends for so long and I was so happy to be able to be by her side on this wonderful occasion.
I want to share with you guys the whole ceremony and how everything went because sincerely, it was wonderful. It will probably be in two parts because I have so many photos and memories to share with you that I don’t think I can fit it all in one post, so bear with me.
So the first event was Haldi, and for those of you who may not know what the ceremony is about, basically, the bride and groom get covered in turmeric, which represents a life of prosperity for the couple about to begin their new life together. One of the things I loved about this ceremony is that you could feel there was so much love around, the air was filled with happiness and fun, so much that even the guests ended up covered in turmeric as well. Everything was incredibly festive and beautiful, it felt amazing to be a part of it.
These ceremonies are usually very colorful and this was no exception, the decor was amazing and if you follow me on instagram you may have seen me talking about the importance of color and its meaning, and seeing the colors on this event made us all feel very happy and joyful.
Now, about my outfit, I’ve talked about how yellow lehengas are one of the best options for weddings and this particular one is so lightweight that it was a perfect choice. I decided to style mine with sneakers, I know it may be a little different but I wanted to make sure I was really comfortable so I could have lots of fun with no limitations.
This ceremony right here was one of my favorites, first of all, this is where the bride and groom exchanged rings and for that reason, everything was extra special. This is the after henna event so it was really fun and full of happy memories. One of the things I loved the most was the decor, everything was just so beautiful and fun. The whole theme was so creative and the colors brought tons of joy.
Now, let’s talk about the bride and groom because they looked absolutely amazing! Megha’s outfit was so beautiful and I loved the detailing on the top. And don’t get me started on Yash’s look, the elephant gave such a fun detail and a pop of color.
For this event, I decided to wear this design by Cedar and Pine and it was the best choice I made. The outfit was so lightweight and beautiful that it made me feel like a princess, all I wanted to do was spin and run in slow motion. The print was so elegant, I love the detailing and these colors are right up my alley (you guys know I usually wear neutrals and deeper shades of colors), so I was completely happy with this look.
One of the things I’m really happy about is the photography, I love being able to keep all of these memories and Israni Photography just did an amazing job at documenting the whole event. The creativity they had for each photo and how they managed to capture every moment perfectly has me astonished.
I’m so grateful I was able to be a part of this and next time I’ll talk about the other ceremonies so this will be a two-part blog. I really want to share these beautiful moments with you guys so stay tuned for the next part.
See you soon!