Chhavi & Saurabh's Dreamy Night Wedding

2013 Jun 13 - by Preeti
Yesterday we featured the supercute engagement of Chhavi and Saurabh in Zion National Park, Utah. Today we have their beautiful which took place in Gurgaon, Harayana, India.

We had a chance to chat with Chhavi about her wedding!

Tell us about the wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place in Gurgaon at a beautiful country club called The Palms Town and Country Club. It was a Hindu/ Arya Samaj wedding.

Were there any special customs in your weddings?

There were several ceremonies prior to the wedding such as:

- House warming to kick off the events.

- Mehendi - Henna on the bride's hands and feet.

- Choora - Bride's uncles tie a ceremonial thread and put bangles on brides wrist which she is to keep wearing for a while.

- Gharoli - Ceremony for bringing holy water (singing and dancing along the way) from a nearby temple for the bride to take a bath with.

- Music and Dinner night - Cocktail and dinner is served with lots of singing and dancing. This is similar to a rehearsal dinner.

What was the hardest about planning the wedding?

The hardest thing was to plan a wedding and all its details sitting in another country. My husband and I both live in US, while the wedding took place in Delhi. Neither of us belong to the city we got married in so it was even harder to plan our wedding. Thankfully our families and friends helped along the way to make it a beautiful event!

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

Although there was too much happening around I really enjoyed the part where I met my husband's friends and family. It's overwhelming to see how many people are there to give their blessings and support. This is where I realized that my family has suddenly expanded which only meant a lot more love and affection.

What outfits did you wear and were they traditional (or not) to your community/family?

Every girl has a childhood dreams to look a certain way on her wedding day. I wanted to show my heritage and chose North Indian traditional outfits for all my ceremonies. I wore a beautiful blue and pink traditional lehanga choli for the music / dancing evening.

For the wedding ceremony I wore a very traditional red and blue lehanga choli. I had designed my outfit, and it turned out to be exactly what I had envisioned.

What one piece of advice would you give future brides-to-be?

Weddings are beautiful, hectic significant days in our lives. I know there are sooo many things that need to be worked out and coordinated. But it's a day when you gain a life partner and another family.

My only advice would be to try and be in the moment, observe and drink in all the good things that are happening around you and leave the worries to sometime in future ... :)

Thanks to Rahul Rana Photography for the photos.

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{Photographer} Rahul Rana Photography

{Event Venue} The Palms Town and Country Club

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