Sahiba and Gurjot, New Delhi
Sahiba and Gurjot's boisterous Sikh wedding in New Delhi included charming elements such as funny badges for relatives and customized tassels for bridesmaids.
Sahiba and Gurjot celebrated their love through a three-day long grand extravaganza in delhi. The bride shares with us the highlights.
How We Met
“Ours is an arranged marriage, so the first time Gurjot and I met, it was with our families. All of us got along very well. We thought that was a great start. It didn’t take us long to realize that we were meant for each other. He is very similar to my father regarding the way he thinks and the values he holds. I found his attitude and persona very attractive, and a year later we tied the knot. This was easily one of the best decisions of my life as I am married to the man of my dreams.”
“Our engagement marked the beginning of our nuptials which made this day one of the most beautiful days of my life. Not only was I thrilled about starting our journey together, but the excitement was evident on his face as well. We color coordinated our bottle green outfits for this function. My lehenga was from Soltee by Sulakshana Monga, and he wore a bandi jacket from Stitch by Sarab Khanijou. The evening also saw dance performances by members of both families.”
“We had our mehndi the following morning, and yellow was the dominant color for the decor of this event. Even our guests wore something yellow – be it their dupattas, turbans, or all-yellow ensembles. We even gave all my relatives badges such as ‘Bubbly Chachi’ and ‘Sexy Mami.’ The ‘Dulhan ki Toli’ tag was for all my bridesmaids. Colorful umbrellas dotted the venue, and ‘matkis’ (earthen pots) added ethnic appeal to the environs. All the women wore gota jewellery, and as the bride, I opted for floral bling. For this function, I wore a lehenga from Param Sahib Clothing. Gurjot and his family were not a part of this function because, in our family, the bride and the groom do not see each other a day before the wedding. However, he called my cousin via FaceTime and asked him to put me on the call. I didn’t expect this to happen and even though it was a tiny gesture, it just made the occasion so much more special for me.”
“We got married as per the Sikh rituals. The day began with my entry under a beautiful ‘phoolon ki chadar’ (floral canopy) into the banquet hall of the Seven Seas Hotel. I wore a peach outfit by Bani Batra that featured work using threads in the shades of pink and golden. Our names were embroidered on it, which I thought, was an interesting detail and made the ensemble a little more personal. Gurjot opted for cream sherwani from Stitch by Sarab Khanijou which he paired with an ombre pink dupatta. The pink and white colors of the decor also matched what we wore. Floral chandeliers and the gorgeous main entrance were some of the highlights of the setup.”
“Red and white were the main colors of our reception decor. We used a lot of red roses to decorate the venue. Our wedding cake too was made using the same colors, and our wedding hashtag, #SahjotForever, was inscribed on it. I even ordered some cute tassels which read ‘Sahjot forever’ for my bridesmaids which they could tie around their bangles and all of them loved it! Since this was the last function, we wanted it to be a grand one where our guests would thoroughly enjoy the proceedings. So we invited a live band to perform as well as Punjabi folk dancers who put a great show for our guests.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences (Engagement), Seven Seas Hotel (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Soltee by Sulakshana Monga (Engagement), Param Sahib Clothing (Mehndi), Bani Batra (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: Stitch by Sarab Khanijou (Engagement and Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Simran Thakkar (Engagement), Devika (Mehndi), Meera Israni (Wedding)
Photography: Slice Of Life