Sacred vows – Our Christian wedding
For the Christian wedding our goals were simple; have a short and meaningful ceremony in the Church then let our hair down and drink, dance and make merry at our reception.
The wedding rituals took place at St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Church, an ancient, austere and super gorgeous roman catholic church. It warmed our hearts to see all our near and dear ones witness us profess our “I do’s” to each other. Everything was pure, pristine and white with touches of light pink to enhance the romance.
I wore a simple full-sleeve satin gown with exquisite hand detailing. I knew I would get to wear the white wedding gown only once in my life and wanted to make the most out of it so I wore the same gown for the evening reception.
For the bridesmaids, I chose light pink bridesmaid dresses which were light and flowy – the bridesmaids looked beautiful like pink butterflies against the ancient church walls.
Fiestaa Resort in the outskirts of Bangalore was perfect for our reception, it’s large with indoor and outdoor options. We decorated it with fairy lights, flowers and a huge stage where we all could dance the night away. The DJ played our favourite ‘90s music and the evening became a blur of happiness and partying.
One surprising thing about the reception was that we didn’t plan anything special, we just wanted the night to take its natural course. My friends and family rose to the occasion and amidst the festivities, we had some funny and tearful speeches – a special mention to my sister’s Maid of Honour speech which ensured there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience, the tongue-in-cheek speech from the groom’s best friend, a few impromptu dance performances and lastly a surprise performance from the groom itself. My husband Ajay (Bucci as we fondly call him) sang You look wonderful tonight and also played the guitar. It was a very touching moment which I will cherish for the rest of my life.