Weddings always give us a ride to the lovely tales of the bride & groom. Their journey from first meeting to love story, from popping the question ” Will you marry me?” to ” We are getting hitched” & all the beautiful details of their wedding looks do inspire us in every way. But there are some stories that start on a note of “Arrange Marriage”. Here we have our gorgeous Himachali bride Kritika who shared her wedding story with us. From her arranged meeting with Siddhant to their typical Himachali Pahari wedding in Dharamshala, know every detail about this fairytale.
Meet Kritika & Siddhant
How We Met:
My family started looking for an appropriate match for me when I turned 27, but I always managed to escape the marriage bug a little longer to settle independently. After 8 months of rejecting men, this year things changed for me and my family after I met Siddhant and his parents. It was a fixed meeting and a tedious task for our parents as they exchanged our pictures and our natal charts to consult our respective astrologers to see if we both were compatible with each other. After a few phone conversations between my father and his mother, they fixed a family meeting.
The day had come and I was so anxious and pretty sure that I was going to run the other way after our meeting. Also, I had told my parents before meeting Siddhant and his family that I am not going to marry a stranger and commit at once and I was obviously so wrong! The moment I saw him, there were not any violins playing in the background just like another romantic scene, but my heart gave me a signal. We were left alone for 10-15 minutes so that we get to know each other better, but that wasn’t enough time.
So I took his number before we left and we started chatting over texts. It took a lot of meetings and chats to know each other. There were many ups and downs, but we both knew we were destined to be together for the rest of our lives. We tied the knot within 6 months of our first meeting and are excited to start our new journey of life together.
It was a typical 5 days Himachali Pahari wedding in Dharamshala. Our parents planned our wedding in their own way, which turned out to be a huge event. We always wanted to have a traditional Pahari wedding with a modern touch. We decided to tie our knot in our own hometown in Himachal Pradesh.
I kept my looks very simple and minimalistic for all the wedding festivities. Also for the wedding day, I wore modern, yet elegant monotone red lehenga by Lasha Designs, Shahpur Jatt. Inspired by Priyanka Chopra’s bridal lehenga with real gold jewelry. For Pahari touch, I wore a huge Kangri nath which is a mandate for brides of Himachal.
Advice From The Bride
Have patience ladies, everything will fall in place at the right time. Don’t get too anxious, everything is written on the stars.
Venue: Sterling Hotel and Banquet, Palampur
Makeup Artist: Rahul Shergill, Fashion World, Palampur
Photographer & Videographer: Studio Artisans, Ranchi
Wedding Outfit: Lasha Designs by Abhilasha Srivastava
Décor: Sterling Resorts
Wedding Planner: Sterling Resorts
Groom Outfits: Mohanlal and Sons
Mehendi Artist: Ganesh Arts and Mehendi, Palampur
Mehendi Outfit: Nikhil Thampi for Indya
Reception Outfit: Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Jewelry: Gold Jewellery for SLJ Jewellers, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
So, this was a perfect tale of Himachali bride who rocked her bridal look in a stunning red lehenga. If you too have such a wedding story then share it with us at [email protected] & get featured.