Nivedha… My lovely princess!!Nivi is what I call her. She is very precious. Very loving, helpful… She is a perfect girl. Enjoys dressing up a lot. Enjoys life to the brim. Loves to eat varieties of food and explore in cooking too.
Rajagopal (Sriram) was born the day before my wedding. When nivi was born, Sriram’s parents had come over to see my little Angel. They are related to my maternal aunt. Were good family friends too. Those days they lived in Tirunalveli. Sriram did his schooling in Tirunalveli and Nivi grew up in Chennai. They would meet at their summer vacations occasionally and played with other common cousins in Coimbatore. Sriram did his Engineering at Coimbatore. And Nivi was in Chennai doing her 11th/12th. Then she too moved to Coimbatore to do her graduation, and lived with my parents. Now Sriram and Nivi were best friends… Shared a lot of things, explored a lot of eat outs, movies. Sriram got the best opportunity of doing his masters at the University of Michigan. In between their busy schedule and different time zone, they would chat and Skype occasionally. On 10th march 2012 at around midnight Sriram called me, to say that he loved Nivi. My husband and i had no reason to reject such a sweet boy. Felt that Nivi is very lucky that she would lead her life with her childhood friend.
On 19th November 2014 Sriram’s parents officially came to ‘see’ Nivedha and accepted her wholeheartedly. All our happiness knew no bounds…. Planning for the dream wedding started 12 months in advance… Shopping for sarees, jewellery, accessories, Fixing up the marriage hall, catering, beautician, photography & videography, invitation printing, tailoring, decorator, distributing invitations, guests stay arrangements.. It was the most memorable 12 months we enjoyed in our life..
Finally, on 6th December 2015 at Shankaranarayana mahal, Vadavalli, Coimbatore was the day fixed for the celebration. In February -2015 we got in touch with the best Photography Studio. “Aishwarya Videos & Photos” They have done the most awesome job by capturing all the intimate and intricate moments..
Shankaranarayana wedding hall was very convenient with Svarga Residency adjacent to it. We decided to have Mehandi function on the 4th December evening in the Svarga banquet hall. Rehmat & Ayesha from Mumbai did an excellent job by applying mehandi. Roba Samuel took care of Nivi’s skin, hair and tried all make up that suited her, from August to December. On the D-day their transformation of Nivi to a perfect Bride was outstanding…
From September on wards we prepared the invitees list and started loading their names and addresses in the system to see that we did not leave out anyone.
Mr.Ramanathan took care of the catering. He took personal care to everybody’s tastes and presentation too.
We got our cards printed from Menaka cards. We went to Kanchipuram, Prakash Silks for the exclusive collection and wide range of sarees for Nivi and important guests too. Nandhini’s Papilon at Kodambakkam, Chennai designed her exclusive bridal blouses and Gagra choli for the reception. Jewellery and other accessories were from Malabar gold, GRT and hair accessories and extra bangles from Maruthi jewellery T.Nagar. Metro for bridal slippers…
End of November Rajagopal (Sriram) landed in India for the Big day. He had finished his shopping in America. So looked very relaxed and eagerly looking forward to TIE THE KNOT and HOLD NIVI’S HAND.
December 1 our first set of Guests arrived. From then on till december 7th, when Nivi went with her Prince to her own house… everything was a dream
……Thanks Aishwarya videos & photos for capturing all our dreams and beautifully portraying every moments thru your vision.
Priya Ashok.. Mom.