Shveta & Prasad's Bucolic Tamilian Village Wedding

April 10, 2015 - by Preeti

Shveta, a hustle and bustle Mumbaikar, and Prasad, a laid back suburban fellow, had a South Indian wedding away from the mega-urban life. Getting married in Prasad's hometown in Tamil Nadu, brought them and their families together, in an elegant and simple wedding complete with rich silk saris and dhotis.

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Thanks to Rohan Mishra Photography for sharing the wedding. Let's get to Shveta's story!

Tell us about the wedding!

Our wedding was a traditional Tamilian wedding and was planned in a leisurely placed small village called Andimadam in Tamil Nadu which happens to be Prasad's hometown. On the contrary, I was born in Delhi and grew up in the 24x7 rush hour city of Mumbai.

At a time when newspapers are awash with issues of language, politics, we two decided to bridge the gap between Vannakkam and Namaste in our own way. Mind it(!) not for a social cause though. I like to plan and organize ... he likes to be more spontaneous and take things as they come.

As we come from a completely diverse cultures so our style of wedding happened in authentic Tamilian way. From 'Silk Sarees' to 'Silk Dhotis' not only me but my whole family enjoyed this transformation. And when we saw each other in the 'Tamilian Avtaar' it was really enjoyable.

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A special mention about my photographers is definitely needed here. I don’t know that one word could describe the experience that we had with Puja and Rohan, but if I had to give one it would be 'Incredible'. When we had a call with Rohan and Puja, we immediately felt their passion for their craft and their ability to make anyone feel comfortable! I knew right after that call that we had to hire them for one of the most important days of our life!

If you are considering hiring Puja and Rohan, do not hesitate. They will blow you away, give you a fabulous experience leading up to your wedding day, and of course, pictures that you will treasure for a lifetime.

What was the inspiration for your wedding?

As I was the youngest in my family and the last one to get married in my generation hence I wanted to make it special for everyone and yes that's why we decided to do it in the Tamilian way as this was the only culture left unexplored.

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What was the hardest part about wedding planning?

Getting a good makeup artist to travel to the venue as it was a small village.

Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?

Yes, I learnt and did my own make up as no good make up artist was hard to find.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

On the day of engagement they asked me to sit on a 'Baggi' which will take a round and the groom will join in between and then we head to the temple for blessings. I felt like a 'Princess' ;)

Also the most special moment for me was the ""Mangalsutra Ceremony"" because now I was finally and officially MARRIED!

What 3 words of advice do you have for future brides/grooms-to-be?

Just enjoy and live the moment!

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Thanks for sharing your South Indian wedding with us!

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