Haldi Ceremony & Couple Shoot Outfits #AnuManshiWedding

It seems like I am the only one who’s covering the wedding ceremonies stories backwards. * Ah, it’s okay-kinda-emoticon ๐Ÿ˜› *

After the wedding & the reception dinner look, it’s time for the Haldi ceremony & couple shoot outfits.

If you’ve read the previously published articles, you’d know the dearth of time we had. Pre-wedding shoot was the last thing on our minds. So when both the families got together on 13th February (a day before the wedding date), there were few Pooja rituals for Anubhav that had been planned; mine were later during the day.

It was almost 5 in the evening & I was waiting for myself to be called for the Pooja. Anubhav came upstairs to surprise me & to quickly meet me before he would rush to another Pooja.ย Yeah, there are many Poojasย involved. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I asked him if we could have a quick couple shoot in between all the Poojas happening but of course how would the pooja happen without either the groom or the bride. One of us has to be present for whom the rituals will be done. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

So, what Anubhav does then. Heย bringsย Tarun & his team upstairs and starts the impromptu couple shoot. ๐Ÿ˜€ I come out of the door & look at him with all the awe and other mixed emotions of happiness.

And Bam! We start our mid-wedding couple shoot ๐Ÿ˜€ We shot for almost 20-25 minutes & then we changed the outfits for another set of couple shoot. Then shot for 20-25 minutes. We were already late for my poojaย ๐Ÿ˜› So, after both sets were done. We changed back to the Haldiย outfits & went for my Pooja & the haldi cermony. Traditionally, the bride & the groom have this ceremony individually at their respective places but both of us had at one place, together ๐Ÿ™‚

The ceremony was followed by a jaaga (sangeet/dance function) with dholak & harmonium involved. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

We never had planned this but it was so much fun โค even in a rush-rush wedding affair. The ambience was such that we were shooting at the pool-side mandap area & our friends were whistling from the balconies above ๐Ÿ˜€

Now coming to the outfits:

Both of us chose Indian outfits for the Haldi function; & western for the impromptu couple shoot.

  1. Haldi Outfits:ย  In our tradition, the bride & the groom are supposed to wear old clothes & not wear new ones. There are many logic speculations behind it. So, I didn’t get a new outfit for the event. If you’re a regular reader, you’d have seen this outfit before too. Even though I wore it just for a shoot, it solved the purpose for me ๐Ÿ˜› Anubhav chose to wear a kurta-pajama set to complement my outfit.
    • Makeup: I just wore my regular winged eyelinerย along with a lipstick. The face had barely-there MAC studio-fix compact.
    • Hair: It’s my regular go-to hairstyle with twisted fringes tucked at the back.
    • Accessories:ย Since the outfit was really simple, I highlighted it with pair of heavy golden jhumkasย & pair of golden bangles on each hand.
  2. Couple Shoot Outfits:ย We didn’t get to plan in advance for this & I had kept this dress just by chance. I planned to wear my favorite pom-pom juttiย & Anubhav wore a black tuxedo.
    • Makeup: Since there was no time, the makeup remained the same.
    • Hair:ย Removed the fringes to make it just loose hair.
    • Accessories:ย Accessorized with a pair of loops.

Check out the pictures ๐Ÿ˜€

Another post on its way!

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