January 28, 2018, was truly memorable & special day when our cute, pretty Grishma (Lovely daughter of Bhavana & Pradip Shah) who had grown up in front of our eyes, finished her schooling in flying colours, Chemical Engineering meritoriously and became a top-notch working professional, was finally getting hitched to the boy of her dreams. Looking resplendent in South Silk Kanjiveram Saree, dressed as a Maharashtrian bride with her beautiful & noticeable Gujarati looks, she was a national bride. Groom Sumedh Mhatre is the son of Maharashtrian & Malayalam parents, let me add here that Mhatre family integrates many other communities beautifully. Excitedly we reached the venue at 9 AM in the morning as Shaadi muhurat was at 9:27 AM.
To make the occasion more special, I decided to adorn a Saree for the wedding after a lot of deliberations as I don’t enjoy wearing a saree actually. But going by the status, Pradip & Mukund (my husband) are childhood friends (Bum Chums) and Pradip being my brother, I was bua to Grishma. Finally, I decided to wear a saree which I picked up from Triveni Saree’s Benarasi collection in Gold with Butis all over, with bright magenta border and pallu in brocade and complimenting blouse. I wanted to have a Rekha like the look (Hope she is not reading) for which I needed to tie it in a special manner and compliment it with appropriate jewellery. The saree was from Triveni’s Lajwanti Collection of Benarasi Saree which has Golden Zari work giving it shimmery but graceful look. Indeed, the saree was very unique. The style is traditional as the designs are inspired by the conventional Benarasi woven work. The saree and overall look got me many compliments, it is another story that I ended up looking like Usha Uthup and not inimitable Rekha.
After delicious Jain and Gujarati Banquet, it was time for a reception for which Grishma chose red and gold lehenga, whereas Sumedh opted for a more corporate look with his two-piece, looking very handsome. Grishma looked really outstanding in her outfit with complimenting hair-do and matching accessories. For the reception, I changed into White sequinned and Electric Blue Lehenga, La Chennai Express Style which was appreciated very much by one and all. My day was made!
The marriage ceremony was simple, where bride and groom had a great time, receiving blessings from elders and wishes from peers! Pradip bhai is very social and is having a big circle of friends but I and Mukund are very special and he and Bhavana made us really feel so!
Many many wishes to the blessed couple!!
PS: I gifted Grishma a beautiful Triveni Saree from Sunheri collection!