Sunday 15 June 2014

Real weddings: A grand South Indian wedding in Hyderbad

We are so excited to feature our first real wedding!! Wedding Storyz proudly presents the story of D. Sindhuri Ajit and Venkata Ratna Kumar Bade (yes a quintessential South Indian wedding, to be precise, a quintessential Telugu wedding). Some facts about them: Sindhuri is from Hyderabad while Kumar has been in the States since past 10 years working with telecom giant AT&T. Kumar’s parents just loved Sindhuri’s profile when they came across it on the very popular matrimonial site Bharat Matrimony and contacted her mother. There was no stopping after that, they met, fell for each other and eventually got married. Sindhuri moved to Seattle where they currently reside. Even though theirs is an out and out arranged marriage they are totally smitten with each other.

Sindhuri says, “What I like about him is his simplicity. He is a very down to earth and patient person.” “Her cheerful nature and the fact that she is an outgoing person and fun to be with, is what I love about her” shares Kumar. (Opposites attract me thinks!) They love spending time with each other and going on long drives. They also enjoy traveling and have already been on some awesome trips together. “It is an arranged marriage and we are new to each other so everything that we do together feels great! Even a walk in the garden feels special. His little surprises make me feel on top of the world” she laughs.
Their big fat South Indian wedding took place at Hyderabad (precious notes for that bridal diary of yours, especially if your wedding venue is Hyderabad); the Sangeet was held at Aalankrita Resorts and the wedding at Paigah Palace, Begumpet. The cuisine and delicacies prepared by Heera Panna still linger in their memories.

The most important to the bride, of course the designer: Ganesh Nallari popularly known as the “Design Doctor” was Sindhuri’s designer for her big day. 
“We spent a lot of time together discussing about my wedding trousseau. I had a blast working with him, he is a delight” she recalls. Kumar picked his elegant sherwani from Meena Bazar Hyderabad. Her makeup artist was Chitra from MAC. They had couple of trial sessions before deciding upon the perfect look that she desired. “She did a fabulous job. Just love the way I look in our wedding pictures!” gushes Sindhuri. Most of her jewellery was from Vittal Das Zaveri. However, some she got exclusively designed for herself from Harish. He specializes in diamond jewellery. Shashank of Moments that Matter was their photographer. “It was good working with him. Loved the pictures and the short film he made is just amazing” says Kumar. The couple’s message to all those who are to tie the knot soon: It is a different world. Seems new at the beginning but it is an amazing feeling to be married; a relationship that grows fonder and deeper with time. Give the relationship time and it will be the best relationship ever. Marriage is not a bed of roses but it is up to you what you make of it. She ends the interview with: “I am enjoying being married to Kumar. Couldn't have got a better partner” :)
Guys, we like to share the vendors’ perspectives too as they will give you a clear understanding of what happens behind the scenes and what goes into getting the desired outcome. Hence, some tidbits from the man behind the lens: Shashank had an amazing experience clicking Sindhuri and Kumar throughout the weeding events - mehendi, sangeet, pre-wedding couple shoot and the wedding itself. “The two have a great chemistry and are deeply in love with each other. I didn't have to make any efforts to bring out the romance between them” he reveals. His favorite shot from the wedding is a black and white picture, where the two are totally lost in each other's eyes during a dance while being showered with confetti. It defines their romance, togetherness and deep love. “Both of them did a lot of running, jumping and lifting during the couple shoot without any complaints I didn't have to motivate them at all!” jests Shashank. His short and sweet message to the couple: Stay blessed, keep smiling and invite me over to the USA :D