Jasmine and Vishu, New Delhi
Jasmine and Vishu's Sikh wedding rocked with the beats of the dhol, boisterous bhangra and beautiful customs.
Jasmine and Vishu went from being school friends to husband and wife after dating for a decade. Their beautiful wedding moments were captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Studio Finesse. The bride shares some highlights of the celebrations here.
How They Met
“It all started back in school! We were best of friends, and everyone used to say that we would end up tying the knot but we used to deny it. But gradually, I realized that he was the only guy I was friendly to. Vishu finally asked me out in February 2009. He asked me out in an autorickshaw and even managed to kneel inside it with a rose in his hand. With a tear rolling down my cheek, I said the loudest “Yes!” Even the autorickshaw driver clapped and congratulated us! Since then, we have seen all the good and bad times together. And with the blessings of almighty, we coincidentally tied the knot on February 3, 2019, exactly 10 years from the day he asked me out.”
The three-day wedding celebrations began with a grand engagement ceremony for which the couple dressed like royalty. Jasmine wore a green Mansi Singh Couture gown, and the groom opted for an emerald green velvet outfit with customized monogrammed initials of ‘J’ & ‘V.’ Professional bhangra dancers set the right mood for this function, and the dancefloor was soon taken over by the couple and their family members.
The next tradition in line for the groom was the haldi ceremony. Family and friends slathered turmeric paste on Vishu and turned the auspicious ceremony into a fun and memorable event.
Lights and vibrant decor created the perfect aesthetics for the mehndi ceremony. The bride looked stunning with her henna-covered hands in a yellow outfit which she accessorized with floral jewellery made of pink flowers and baby’s breath blooms.
The mehndi was followed by an intimate ‘chooda’ (bridal bangle set) ceremony where rituals dictate that a bride should wear traditional ornate red and white bangles right before her wedding. Cleansing them first in milk, Jasmine wore the bangles and joined her elders in prayer before donning her bridal ensemble.
Jasmine and Vishu got married according to Sikh wedding customs via a serene Anand Karaj ceremony in a gurudwara. She wore an embellished red and pink bridal lehenga and paired it with baroque jewellery along with her chooda and kaleerein (traditional bridal bangles with dangling ornaments). The groom donned a beige sherwani with floral embroidery and a red turban and also held a sword as part of his ensemble. He arrived at the gurudwara astride a white horse and danced to the heady beats of traditional drums along with the members of his wedding procession.
After the blessed and auspicious Anand Karaj ceremony, the couple along with the wedding party made their way to the reception. The couple exchanged garlands and posed for pictures as their loved ones gathered to celebrate their union.
Bittersweet emotions marked the ‘bidaai’ (bridal farewell) ceremony as the Jasmine bid goodbye to her family to begin her journey. The bride’s family saw her off with a heavy heart and blessings, entrusting Vishu to love and care for her just like they do.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Surya Grand, Rajouri (Engagement), Wedding Opera, New Delhi (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Mansi Singh Couture (Engagement), Tiana by Prabhjot Oberoi (Mehndi), Sudhir Bhai Saree Wale Chandni Chowk (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: CP Singh (Engagement, Wedding)
Makeup Artists: Pooja Khurana (Engagement, Wedding), Manleen Puri (Mehndi)
Photography: Studio Finesse