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“Staying rooted to your culture/tradition and being proud of where you come from is the first step for knowing and discovering yourself.” –Yours Truly.

Wedding Reception at Rajwadu: the Indo-Western way!

Wedding Reception at Rajwadu: the Indo-Western way!

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Fun fact: the concept of a wedding reception is adopted worldwide regardless of cultural or religious traditions! Arey..no need to thank me! We would discover countless similarities between cultures and religions if we learn to accept their differences. Accepting the differences that exist between cultures not only helps you open your heart but also helps you become more accepting and open-minded.  Can you think of any similarities that all cultures around the world share (except the very obvious one: “wedding”…nice try though).

My wedding reception was at Rajwadu in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The entire venue was hugged by luxuriant trees lit with traditional lanterns and garlanded with fresh mogra flowers and roses. My husband and I were warmly welcomed as ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dave’ by traditional Rajasthani performers with dhols. The song Ghoomer (my recent obsession as well as the husband’s obsession for Deepika) is a complete depiction of the ambiance we experienced at Rajwadu- definitely took us back in time!

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My dhupian-silk gown with intricate hand embroidery embellished with pearls and zardosi reflects Pooja's (Puwin Couture) attention to detail! I found Pooja’s boutique on Instagram a few years ago as I was hunting for an outfit for my engagement ceremony. I was initially hesitant to approach a designer I had never spoken to before but, as mentioned in my post "Face the Uncomfortable” sometimes you gotta do things that have unknown endings where, the unknown can be “The End” or “The Beginning”. In this case, it was the latter! The beginning of my journey of connecting with a designer that understands my taste and my choice better than the husband. :p

Captured by: Mihir Mehta Photography

Outfit by: Puwin Couture (Surat, Gujarat)

Makeup by: La Femme (Ahmedabad, Gujarat)

 

Navaratna: meaning nine gems

Navaratna: meaning nine gems

Wedding Extravaganza: my traditional Gujarati wedding!

Wedding Extravaganza: my traditional Gujarati wedding!