In the current pandemic times, a few couples have resorted to having intimate lockdown weddings. It takes a lot of courage to ditch your dream of having a fairytale wedding and instead choosing to get married in a low key affair from the confines of your home. Afterall, Indian weddings have always been about large gatherings with a grand feast.
But, isn’t sticking together is what matters the most in these tough times? Well, while some couples are choosing social media and group video apps to celebrate their weddings, there are some who are keeping it all intimate and about themselves. (Read This Ultimate Guide To Host Small Weddings.)
Meet Chaitali and Nitin who had an intimate lockdown wedding with just 10 family members in attendance and oh boy it was every bit adorable!
“Our wedding was a complete opposite of what we’ve been planning for the last 6 months. Initially, it was supposed to be a big fat Punjabi wedding in Chandigarh but later it turned into an intimate lockdown wedding that none of us had anticipated and planned” shares Nitin.
How Did They Meet?
Chaitali and Nitin met 6 years ago during their post graduation. They instantly became friends and then started dating within a year. And, soon after 5 years, the two decided to get married!
About Their Intimate Lockdown Wedding
Well, the couple got engaged on 16th March, a few days before the national lockdown was declared. Lucky enough, the couple was able to host a grand engagement party.
However, with their wedding dates scheduled for 2nd May, the couple had to look forward to postponing or the wedding. However, eminent to start their lives together, the couple decided to give it a shot. From arranging a pandit to their last moment wedding outfits and jewellery, the couple pulled off an amazing intimate lockdown wedding. Chaitali decided to wear her mother’s saree from Meena Bazar as she didn’t have her already shopped wedding lehenga from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal with her. The bride complemented her mother’s saree with her Nani’s vintage gold choker. The groom too decided to go ahead with a tuxedo since he didn’t have his sherwani.
Crossing state borders wasn’t easy for Nitin and his family. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way. And, just like that the couple had their wedding pheras with their friends and relatives joining the wedding on a Zoom video call.
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While there are so many couples who cancelled their weddings due to COVID-19, God had some other plans for Chaitali and Nitin. We wish the couple a very happy married life!
Image Credits: Creatif Films by Sahil Arora
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