Kavea and Arjun, Summer Green Resorts, Hyderabad
She was a 'bridechilla' instead of a stressed out 'bridezilla' at her wedding. Check out Kavea's wise advice for soon-to-wed couples as well as stunning photos of her wedding to Arjun.
They met in school, graduated as close friends and earned a place in each other’s hearts over time. Kavea and Arjun’s sweet love story was captured in the colors and character of their traditional Telugu wedding celebrations which took place in Hyderabad. Take a peep into everything that went down over the fun-filled days.
How We Met
Kavea shares, “My father got transferred to Vijayawada, that’s when we met at NSM Public School where Arjun and I were classmates for three years. Then my father moved to Kakinada, but Arjun and I stayed in touch through letters as friends. After I finished my Engineering, we dated briefly for six months, but it didn’t last much due to the long- distance thing, but somehow we continued being friends and were in touch intermittently. But last year, things changed between us. A few of us planned to go trekking, and we went to Spiti. That was the beginning of something new. I am an anchor by profession and have to travel a lot, so when I had to go to Bangalore for a show, I decided to talk to him. I proposed the idea of us dating again to Arjun, and he gladly said ‘Yes.'”
“I always wanted a resort or a beach location for my wedding. While the plan was to have the wedding in Kakinada, we chose the Summer Green Resort as my dad wanted to host my wedding in Hyderabad.”
“We had a fun cocktail party for the evening. My idea was not to have a typical sangeet but a dance floor where all of us dance all evening. Ramya, my twin sister, had a fun game for us called ‘Rum with Ramya’ which was the highlight of the evening. Also, we got a Batman cake with my figurine holding a mic and his standing on PubG with his books. It was a fun, cool, dressy evening by the poolside.”
The couple had a traditional Telugu wedding ceremony. The mandap was beautifully decorated with lush floral arrangements and drapes. For the wedding, Kavea wore a traditional Kalaneca saree that was woven by weavers with specific instructions from the bride who wanted silver color threads in the form of a ‘Raja and Rani’ in the pallu, and a combo of cream and dark green for the ‘talambaraalu’ (Telugu wedding ritual).
Advice for Couples
“Firstly remember the wedding is for you. Something or the other logistically may not work, but don’t fret. Timelines may be missed but don’t worry – enjoy your wedding like a ‘bridechilla’ instead of being a ‘bridezilla’! Parents at this time will be in a very different mood, and as a bride, if you are happy, they will be even more excited. Get the decorator to give you a breakup of every small detail when you are discussing the decor details because, after a superb wedding, the accounting of it all is a daunting process.”
The Wedding Makers
Photography: Noah Dyvadheenam