Sneha and Rubin were married in pretty pink vintage themed wedding in South Delhi during a warm winter month in India. A morning Punjabi wedding, the bride and groom looked happy and in love as they tied the knot in front of family and friends.
Sneha looked beautiful in a long floral dress with matching floral jewellery for her mehendi ceremony held at her home. She had mehendi done on her hands, arms and feet complimented with gold glitter on her fingertips.
Planned to the Nth degree by the bride and groom themselves, the wedding was held at a farmhouse in Chattarpur and decorated in beautiful pink drapes, vintage themed decor and stunning flowers.
In The Bride’s Words: How They Met
Though we have known each other for a good eleven years, we only started dating since the last two years. He, being a merchant navy officer, and me, a bakery chef, the decision was a difficult one; but I guess I just knew that I want to be with him and that’s how I said yes to marrying him.
I always wanted to travel but never really got a chance, but now I can travel as much I want to and be with him at the same time.
Rubin and I were very clear that we didn’t want the usual wedding where everyone’s thoughts are welcomed except the bride and groom. From the venue to decorations to food to every other single detail, Rubin and I were involved in everything.
As a bride, I was very clear of two things:
- No red lehenga for myself
- No dowry
It just had to be a nice winter sunny morning wedding where I entered dancing happily; with Rubin and I enjoying our wedding to the fullest.
I am super proud of myself and Rubin that we could make a change in the way marriages happen. I actually like to term ourself as a ‘dowryless couple’.
No gifts, no money, and no jewellery was exchanged during any of the functions; and for that matter the wedding was hosted by both of our families. For shagun, Rubin accepted only 101Rs from my dad and not a single penny extra.
Words of Advice
Advice that we would like to give to future couples would be that the wedding is a big day and a big moment in not just the lives of the bride and groom, but also their families. So don’t just make it stressful but enjoy every moment.
Also, let’s stop the practice of exchanging gifts and cash. In today’s time, both men and women are treated equally and are educated enough to understand that such practices will only stop if one wants to bring such changes in society.