AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I don’t know where to start! I’m MARRRIEDDD!
So how was it I hear you ask. Absolutely frikken AMAZING. Don’t get me wrong it, it was pretty stressful at times over the 3 day extravaganza but it was so so magical!
And really, I actually don’t know where to start!
So on the morning of Friday 22nd of May was the Maiyan. As we live in Swindon and there is a big Sikh community I knew my Maiyan would have at least 40 people plus and it wouldn’t be a quiet affair. I really didn’t want the usual boring bits either and as you know I am a theme queen! So I opted for a vintage theme with a bit of afternoon cupcake tea style! It went down an absolute treat.
We had a very cute little tent on the front of our house where the tables were decorated with pink polka dot table covers which had lovely pink vintage flowers in clear glass vases on each table. Beneath these were charming old vintage turquoise books which really gave it that pop of colour! We also had pink and purple pom pom’s in the middle of the tent along with some pink bunting of course which really finished it all and made it look oh so pretty!
It didn’t stop there! Of course the food had to match the vintage theme, and everyone that knows me knows how much I love CUPCAKES and any sort of cake for that matter. So we had cupcakes, meringues, strawberry dipped chocolates as well as the usual samosa’s and pakora’s, I also threw in some cookies etc and all the plates and cutlery with a beautiful fuchsia pink!
I added pretty little touch’s like a banner saying “Sharn’s Maiyan” which was pink and very glittery! (I love glitter btw).
I felt so emotional at the Maiyan and I have no idea why. I think it was because the start of the wedding celebrations and it suddenly dawned on me that I wasn’t a little girl any more and I was entering a new chapter of my life. There were definitely a few tears all round. I really felt the loss of my cousin as well who tragically passed away suddenly last year at the age of 37.
In terms of my look I wanted to go simple. I didn’t want to be all dolled up for my pre wed events and wanted to look toned down. I wore a plain cotton pink salwar suit and I added my mum’s wedding chunni as I wanted my look to have a hint of the past and some emotional meaning to it.
The Sangeet night. We knew our numbers for the Sangeet would be quite big (in excess of 100) so we hired out our local Punjabi Community centre for 3 days so we could have the Sangeet, pre wedding party and wedding day morning breakfast there. We figured the Sangeet would be a cramp out our house and we really didn’t want the hassle of clearing up afterwards and it worked really well for us.
For my pre wed events I wanted the theme of “FUN” as I think this sums me up pretty well, therefore I opted for pink and orange hues throughout Friday and Saturday, so this meant pink and orange was used for table cloths, chair covers and the beautiful draping throughout the community centre. It was safe to say that the community centre was completely transformed! It really was beautiful and I had so many great comments from all the lovely guests! Here are some pics of the Sangeet (apologies these are Iphone images but the professional ones will be shared when they are ready over the summer).
The decor was provided by Amit from Maz Events and I used them for both my pre wed events and wedding day and what a fantastic job they did! WOWWWWWWW!
The Sangeet was so so much fun, we started off with the traditional songs which our lovely aunty ji’s did a fantastic job of singing as well as the bolliyan, and at the end of the night we had the Bhangra blasting. It was just the warm up of what was about to come for both the pre wed party and wedding!
So that was the Friday Sangeet done and dusted, but we couldn’t rest for too long as we had to get our dancing shoes back on for the pre Party!
So in the next post it will be all about the pre party!