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How to use your courtship to really plan the wedding you always wanted – #AboutUS2015 💑

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A Series of Stunners – A Fun and FabuloUS Delhi Wedding. A super short arranged-marriage date, an instant yes the next day, almost two years of courtship, 7 epic functions, all thrills and frills, a DIY wedding and one OCD Bride!

Meet Utkarsh and Sakshi a.k.a US

The adorable young couple that stuns you with their perfectly practical views on love, life and marriage. As pretty as their story is, what makes it stunning is this Super Bride went about creating her wedding saga all on her own from scratch! She planned everything herself :
From the décor in the room, to the clothes for everyone including the Groom! From Food to Mood, from Favours to Flavours, from her Look right down to her Wedding Photo Book!

What’s more, she loved every single moment of it! Lets take a sneak peek into Sakshi’s dream


High on life Sakshi says, “I had very fixed ideas on my mind , when I went through things, I could imagine I want my wedding like this. I just used my long courtship to get everything together. I got into every single detail, maybe a little too much but, it was my wedding after all, if I don’t do it who will ?

How do you DIY a dream wedding?

That’s the question burning through all our minds!

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Make lists

Diaries are your best friends ladies! “I don’t even know how many diaries I had! List everything down function wise and attack it like it’s chocolate and you want a yum sugar rush!” says Sakshi!

Use technology well

Her Pinterest board is pretty much the most organized one we’ve ever seen with a clear idea of what all she wanted for very one of those 7 functions! The trick was to create different boards and store ideas in an organised way. You DON’T need more clutter to confuse you, Pin away but in different boards! Check her’s out…

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See how Bang On her Decor is!

HER LOOKS FOR ALL FUNCTIONS

“I was very clear I wanted to look very different in every function” (Ahem! It’s hard to do if you have so many!)

Here’s how she did this  –

Make Up: “Shocker Alert! If you are fair, makeup artists often make you look super white! While you may even look good on the day of, in pictures you look like a bhoot! Booooo! LOL! So, I did a lot of makeup trials to find the right MUA.” Take notes ladies, you should too!

Clothes: Like every bride, this ‘List Lover Bride‘ made a Wish LIST of designers she wanted to wear and tried all of them out. Post all those trails chose the best in the biz – Manish Malhotra, Ecru, Rohit Bal and Sarita Chaddha (her M.I.L.)…Aww!

Psst! Quick Tip – “Since I had my jewellery done first, I carried it to decide all outfits so that I didn’t have any nasty surprises later…” Now that’s smart!

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Getting the Perfect Clicks

Her pictures are sooooo swoonworthy, aren’t they ?!?

It’s not only the careful planning and her crazy happiness, but also how well she guided her photographer! Rather than just finding a “good candid photographer” she also found pictures that she really wanted – like a shot of her kaliras, a shot of them from the back, the full mandap and listed it out with them (told you it was all about lists!)

Her Photo Hack – If the groom is camera shy, Get plenty perfect shots from the back!

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So many Kick Ass photos, one amazing Hashtag!

Much like the couple, their first alphabets fit together as well! #ABOUTUS2015

What we love – Sakshi uses it not just to get in on the trend, but, to create their own photo space. Till date, the hashtag is a part of their lives, on all their pictures together post the wedding!

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#Aboutus2015 – was a wedding about them and ALSO their closest friends! She made sure all their friends felt a part of the celebration. Check out her unconventional hashtag announcement with the soul sisters rather than the mister!

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For her, “It was about them as much as it was about us!”

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She didn’t just Dream it, she single handedly D.I.Y’d it & LOVED every minute of it! #WeddingGoals!

Since she got it all right for her wedding, we asked her secret to their marriage:

“Pokemon” she laughs,” It’s our quality time! We go for long drives where he catches them, I drive!”

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LOL! They’re so chill, it’s not even funny anymore!

On to our next super bride, channelling our own inner Pokémon hunter for the Bride hunt – Got to catch them all!


The DREAM TEAM

Inspired by Sakshi’s lists, we made one of our own. This was her crew – the behind the scenes superheroes from her wedding:

PHOTOGRAPHY 📸 : Picture Art Company

OUTFITS 👗 : Manish Malhotra (Sufi Night), Ecru (Cocktail), Sarita Chadha (Mehendi), Rohit Bal (Wedding)

MAKE UP 💄 : Chandni Singh (Sufi Night), Mrignaina (Cocktail, Mehendi, Wedding)

DECOR 🎉🎊 : Pomegranate Design

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