Isha & Tushnik: A Lockdown Wedding With No Kanyadaan and Vidaai

By Neha Garg Ahuja .

The world stands still, the roads are empty, the skies are clear, the markets are empty, nobody is shopping for their wedding trousseau, and nobody is getting married in a big fat wedding since the Pandemic fell over.

But after the government has given some relief for people to get married in the presence of upto 50 people, rather than waiting any further, we are seeing a lot of couples getting married at home in a small wedding.

Such is the story of Isha and Tushnik who got engaged in June, last year and had been together for 4 years now. They were planning for their big day for the past 3 years, and wanted their dream wedding to be the most memorable one with lots of dancing and band baaja! But who knew having an intimate lockdown wedding would prove to be the best decision of their lives?

The couple was supposed to get married on 18 April, but because of the nationwide lockdown, that began in March, they thought it might be possible to get married after the first lockdown i.e. April 14.

Everything was ready, the venue, their wedding attires, Invitations, and wedding favors. They were ready to rock and roll but never in their wildest dreams did they imagine that a global pandemic will hit so bad, resulting in postponing their dream wedding.

The lockdown was extended and borders were sealed, but the thought of being away from each other made them really sad, thus, they both decided to get married at home once the lockdown is lifted or given some relief.

Initially, they thought of going for a court marriage, but all the government offices were shut down. In spite of all the odds, Isha and Tushnik decided to be quarantined together, and get married in the presence of the most valuable people in their lives. 

The most challenging part was to cross the borders and reach Isha’s hometown, but Tushnik’s family got the permission, and the couple got married on the auspicious day of Buddha Purnima, 7 May at Isha’s home.

They got married in the presence of only 14 people – their parents, grandparents, and siblings. The rest of the family and friends joined the wedding virtually on Zoom.

The couple shared, “We had always wanted to have a unique wedding, and looking back at our most special day now, we feel this was the most unique wedding experience for both of us and our families.”

The groom, Tushnik wore an indo-fusion outfit that he purchased for their cocktail night, while Isha chose to wear a pink sharara suit that she got for her trousseau. 

She did her own makeup, her mom did her hair, and she had mehndi tattoos on her hands instead of getting the original mehndi.

While we are all hearts for this really adorable wedding, what made us skip a heartbeat was that nobody did the Kanyadaan and there was no vidaai. Isha left the house all smiling.

It’s indeed not every day that we come across such weddings that leave us in happy tears.

Photographer: Wedding Tulips

Bride’s Outfit: Rasleen Kohli

About The Author

Neha Garg Ahuja

Director, Content and Marketing I The Crimson Bride I From the latest trends to the hottest styles, she pens all things viral and trending collateral to weddings, allowing you to cherry-pick the best ones that will add a special touch to your big day. When she’s not scrolling through the wedding inspirations or chatting with the brides, she’s off to exploring exotic locales with her husband, Sufi Ahuja. Follow her on Instagram @Nehagarg29