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Akshay & Priyanka's Wedding in Mumbai, India

Akshay & Priyanka's love cum arranged wedding in Mumbai was a traditional yet fun affair!

How we met:

Ours is a love cum arranged marriage. Since I belong to a conservative family, I was supposed to marry the guy my dad would choose for me and I had accepted it. But then I met Akshay and we slowly started to like each other. We studied in the same Diploma college (2007) – he was a year senior to me, but we soon became best friends. We knew we couldn’t take it forward as my family had issues with our relationship and he didn’t want to spoil our friendship. But fortunately, we fell in love with each other at the same time. We did not even propose to each other; we just knew that we had to be together. I feel that we were destined to meet and it was meant to happen. We convinced our family and after some drama, they thankfully agreed.

Wedding Planning:

It was stressful, but we enjoyed it. Our family members and cousins helped us with the planning and we got a lot of ideas from instagram pages like The Wedding Script’s.

Feelings on the Big Day:

Frankly speaking, I don’t think I paid attention to the vows. I was busy staring at my hubby & trying to make myself believe that it is really happening. It was like a dream come true – getting married to the person I love. It is my happiest day till date! I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but once I got to see my groom’s face, the nervousness was replaced by sheer happiness.

Wedding Shopping:

It was very stressful! I must have visited all the bridal shops in Mumbai. My lehenga was from Basuree and the groom’s clothes were picked up from Manyavar.

Wedding Venues:

We decided on Narayan Gardens as it’s one of the most famous venues in our locality.

Advice for to-be-weds:

Everything is going to be arranged,  just enjoy the moments!

Photographer/Videographer: Sameer Kokate – Lights N Shade
Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist: Neeta Kapoor Thatte – MakeoversbyNeeta
Henna Artist: Pramod Mehendi
Venue: Narayan Gardens, Yogi Nagar, Borivali West, Mumbai