January 4, 2014

My Wedding Photobook: Part 1 OOTD

On a beautiful December morning last year, excitement in the Pednekar house was at its peak. We were about 60-70 of us under one roof having tea n breakfast together. It seemed to be a big family get together! I was chilling around with my cousins who were pampering me just too much. Every one was concerned about what I was eating, if I was too tired coz of last night's crazy dancing, if I slept well. I can never forget the way they smiled at me when walked past them. Now who doesn't like that?!? No wonder every girl wants to be a bride forever. When else will you get that queen-like feel!!!


All this pampering passed by in a blur. All of a sudden it was time for me to get ready. Most Maharashtrian brides are supposed to wear a yellow saree during the pheras. I decided to wear it at the venue coz I didn't want to spoil the crease while travelling. But a bride has to look like a bride when she leaves her home. So I wore this dark green silk saree with real jari from Vama. It is my most favorite saree from my trousseau.


I am so glad I wore this saree be it for an hour only coz this is how the guy saw me as a bride AND honestly the photos have come out so well!! :P


We left bang on time on a Sunday afternoon which supposed to be significantly traffic free. Although we witnessed a jam on the main highway coz of an accident. I still remember how people (especially children) stuck in traffic were looking at me and then telling everybody else in their car about the bride-next-car!! I can never forget the look on their faces trying to search me. I was of course enjoying the attention and maintained my calm coz we still managed to reach on time for the Muhurat. But all the other cars who left just 5-10 mins after us were stuck. My maternal grandma missed half my wedding coz of heavy traffic. The grooms family hurried to the venue coz they were behind schedule just to find out that they were the first ones to reach. The guy never fails jokes about no one being there to welcome the grooms family and the Pednekar's were late on the only day they were supposed to reach on time. 

See that Potli in my hand?? Thats the oti holder. Oti consists of a coconut, rice grains and fruits, etc which the bride has to carry.

Marathi Weddings tip:
You need not listen to everything the women in your family say. I like a dumb girl religiously followed EVERYTHING that was told to me by ANYBODY. Some people tend to go overboard and you should know where to stop. For e.g.: There is no need for me to have that "shela" (see that purple dupatta piece?) on me when I was leaving. Now that I am married, I understand it doesnt have such a huge significance and in this era where we let go so many things, a shela could definitely been avoided. In earlier days, the intention was to keep everything the bride will need with her and hence she was supposed to wear a shela while leaving. As long as you dont forget it at home, I am sure you can do without it.

Jewellery details:
Emrald Necklace set: Waman Hari Pethe,  Gokhale road - Dadar
Long Gold necklace: Swami Samarth Jewellers, Ranade road - Dadar
Small diamond mangalsutra: Waman Hari Pethe, Girgaum
Nath: A store in Pune on Lakshmi road. Actually I visited so many stores for the nath in a day that I forgot the last one. I guess it was Ashtekar jewellers.
Gold Bangles: Pandurang Hari Vaidya, Ranade road - Dadar
Pearl Bangles: Paranjpe Motiwale, Girgaum

You must read our mind-boggling jewellery shopping spree on the blog!

Other bridal outfits:
Engagement
Second Engagement
Pre Wedding Functions: Haldi, Mehendi, Mandav stapna
Sangeet

30 comments:

  1. Amezing...your blog is awesome.can i know who was your makeup artist for your big day???? Plz keep writing.

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  2. Lovelyy you looked.....Can I know where did you get the Oti Potli in Pune??
    Would like to get one for myself for my dday :)

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  3. You look lovely ! I found this blog through PnB and its great.. It is here that I heard abt seychelles for the first time and now have finalised it for my honeymoon as well :D. It would be very helpful if you could do a post on your honeymoon in the Seychelles , what all is there to do/see there etc.

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    1. Will do a post on Seychelles soon. Thank you Asvita!!

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  4. Love ur saree.. u look pretty :)

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  5. A combination of ethnic appeal and modern looks is what you can easily get through these beautiful indian wedding dresses

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  6. You look lovely and glowing as a bride and your saree is absolutely gorgeous !! Looking forward to more pics :)

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    1. Thank you so much Gauri. More pics coming up soon!! I loved your Bali travelogue.

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  7. Heyy..you are looking absolutely pretty. i loved your green saree

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  8. its so much fun to know other cultures and rituals.. you look glowing and very pretty saree.. I love work on it

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  9. Hi! I loved your blog..I am a maharashtrian girl and have been dating a Marathi boy since a year...he's met my family and they love him..its my turn to meet his family in a couple of months and I am extremely nervous...I would love if you could share a few dos and don'ts..Like when u meet them, do you touch their feet after the introductions or while leaving...I don't want it to be too less or too much...! I know I sound naive...desperate times!! :D

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  10. I read your blog.. In this blog you are looking beautiful and perfect maharashtrian girl .My opinion you should try Rajathani Cultural sarees such as Rajasthani lehenga-sarees .

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  11. rashtrian girl and have been dating a Marathi boy since a year...he's met my family and they love him..its my turn to meet his family in a couple of months and I am extremely nervous...I would love if you could share a few dos and don'ts..Like when u meet them

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  12. ng a Marathi boy since a year...he's met my family and they love him..its my turn to meet his family in a couple of months and I am extremely nervous...I would love if you could share a few dos and don'ts..Like when u meet themng a Marathi boy since a year...he's met my family and they love him..its my turn to meet his family in a couple of months and I am extremely nervous...I would love if you could share a few dos and don'ts..Like when u meet them

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    1. Hey! I've already done a post titled meet the parents.. Check it out. Just be yourself

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