The Blushing Bride: Adhya Purkayastha

They say that the best love is unexpected, when you least expect it and with the one you can never really imagine. Such is the story of our bride today. Adhya Purakayastha, she met her husband in a hospital. Life is not always easy, but that’s what makes us strong. Isn't? And thus the feeling of reaching your arm over and feeling someone beside you when you need him the most is unparalleled, indescribable.

Lets listen to her story in her own words…

How did you guys meet?

--- We first met at Woodlands Hospital where my ailing and critically ill mother was undergoing treatment for mesenteric thrombosis. He wasn't in the team of doctors seeing my mother, yet surpassed his duties & made sure I didn't crumble under such horrid situations. I lost my mother during this but I believe it's her blessings that I found a gem of a person and my life partner at a place where you least expect it.

So how long did you get to plan your entire wedding?
--- It took us roughly 7-8 months to plan things. One of the first things we did was to book Kenilworth Hotel Lawns for our Venue followed by the Bridal Makeup Artist and the Wedding Photographer cum Cinematographer. We planned everything on our own so it took us more time than usual.

Tell us something about where you got your outfits and accessories, both wedding and reception?
--- I chose to go the traditional way for my Wedding Day on 1st of February, 2018 and wore a dark red heavily embroidered Banarasi that we bought from Adobe Dhakeshwari Bastralay in Triangular Park. The coordinating veil was carefully selected after a lot of trials, we found the largest variety at Priyo Gopal Bishoyi in Gariahat. The groom's wedding outfit was from Gatha and the pattabastra (traditional clothes worn during the rituals) were from Kinnar Kinnari. Our shoes were from Hamlyn.

For reception, my mother in law bought a beautiful yellow, gold and fuchsia Mysore Silk from Nahata Textiles in Silchar. The saree was my husband's choice and it was love at first sight for him, I couldn't agree more as it was gorgeous without being heavy. 

My ornaments were mostly heirloom, from my mother as well as my mother-in-law. The peacock set I wore on my reception was gifted to me by my mother-in-law from P.C. Chandra Jewellers. Most of my bangles were from Tanishq and Senco Gold.

Where did you get your makeup and hair done?
--- After very detailed research and many sleepless nights, I had zeroed in on Sheetal Dey Makeovers for my D Day and I was lucky that I could book her without any date issues. She did an absolutely fabulous job and I wouldn't swap her for anyone else. More than anything, her behaviour and eye for detail were something that set her apart. It was a wonderful experience.

Tell us something about your photographer?
---We zeroed down on Dilshaadi for our Wedding Photography and Videography. Though their work is brilliant, can't say the same about their quality of service and punctuality. It was a tough time coordinating with them and there wasn't much of pro activity from their end. Overall, the service left a lot to be desired and for the price we paid, we could have certainly had a better experience.

Any special moment you want to share with us?
---The most special moment from our Wedding was when we first saw each other on the Stage after 3 long days of not seeing each other except for WhatsApp Video Calls. I could almost see a parental pride in my man's eyes and something in the heart of my hearts told me that nothing & no one could protect and love me the way this man right here would - I had never felt that way before, it was exhilarating to say the least.

  Any advice you want to all the readers out there?
---- Anything permanent isn't easy and weddings come with their fair share of stress. Don't let that bog you down. We all have made through it and you shall too. Choose your Venue, Wedding Photographer and Makeup Artist wisely; make sure that the venue and photographer are the first things you zero down on once your date is fixed & be sure to formally book them. Enjoy the planning cause the months leading to your Wedding would be memories to cherish forever.

DECKandDINE says:-
She is the bride we see on magazine cover pictures. Absolutely stunning. Love the smokey eyes, love the sultriness of the look. The smokey eyes and red Benarasi combo is smashing and I just can’t take my eyes off her pictures. I love her reception look as well, classy and elegant. Also, I can’t really get over her tresses. So so beautiful.


Wishing you both a lifetime of greatest joy, love and happiness. Much love :) 


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