PLANNING: Wedding planning took us around seven months. Given the tight schedule, we had to prioritize what was most important to us. I remember securing hair, makeup, and mehendi artists as soon as I knew the dates of my events because it is so hard to get the Pros you want with such little time! It is so imperative that you delegate tasks to your family and close friends. We were very lucky to have our parents help out with the planning.
SHOPPING: All of my wedding shopping was done in Chandigarh and Ludhiana, with the exception of my Pre-Wedding Shoot and Reception outfits. My father and I went to India and the shopping was completed within a week. Shopping in India was an eye-opening experience. Sundeep’s outfits were all locally sourced from Sydney.
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY: We chose to go with Expert Photography as we really liked the work portrayed on their website. We wanted a fresh perspective on a Sikh Wedding and as this was their first Indian wedding, they provided just that. We used Expert photography’s cinematography service, K Light and Motion and were really impressed with the same day edit as it was so different, and probably one of the best we have ever seen. We just keep watching it, even till date!
INVITATIONS: For the Save The Date card, we used a photo from a shoot a dear friend did for us and was put together with a close high school friend Priyanka Kaul. The same image from the Save the Date card was used as the cover of our wedding card printed by Malhotra Paper Mart.