Savitha Devaraj Reddy’s wedding to Kishore Prakash Reddy that happened on the 18th and 19th of May, 2016 in Bangalore sounds like every perfectionist’s dream wedding.
With all her family and friends rallying around her to give her the best possible bridal experience ever, Savitha’s wedding does not fall short of one of those fairytale weddings in a looming castle glowing with lanterns.
Savitha launches into how she met her Prince Charming. “Kishore and I are both car lovers and so that’s how we met – at a car expo, through our mutual friends. We were friends for two years, and then we were in a relationship for two years. So we’d known each other for four years before we got married. Both of us are dead opposite to each other, and we know opposite poles attract!” she says.
The depths of love this couple share can be seen in her following line. “I had always wanted to get married to a politician,’ she laughs. ‘Kishore wasn’t a politician initially, but he entered politics just for me.”
So followed the next logical step of planning out every detail of the perfect wedding. “I had around 5-6 months between my engagement and my wedding, so I had a lot of time to plan each aspect of the functions. Most definitely the organisation and calm planning helped avoid any kind of stress. My brother was my real strength throughout. When it came to the challenges and problems of wedding planning, I didn’t really get stressed out, because my brother handled everything. He delegated the work to the people in charge and took care of all the minute details to make sure nothing went wrong. He wanted everything to be perfect. My close friend was also a great encouragement to me. She was with me and assisted me in every stage of wedding planning,” says Savitha.
A lot of family members pitched in to make Savitha feel like a princess. “With every element of my wedding, there was always someone very skilled and reliable to take care of it for me. My talented cousin is the one I owe most of my pretty bridal outfits to. She has great taste and experience. What was important to me was that I wanted to wear what was not yet in the market. So I told my cousin, and she helped me with the most cutting-edge, trendy outfits to wear. And as for my jewellery, my mother’s expertise in gold jewellery came in really handy during my wedding,” says Savitha.
With so many different people she could lean on, was Savitha worried about any element of the wedding? Not really. “I really didn’t have anything to worry about because all my artists and designers knew me and were conscious of my taste while working, so they provided the best quality services for me. I completely relied on them and I trusted all of them so there was no need for me to freak out about any of it. I didn’t even have a trial makeup session with my makeup artist. I told her, ‘I just want you to make me look beautiful,’ and she experimented and found the look that suited me best. She endeavoured to give me a flawless and stunning look, and worked wonders with her airbrush makeup.”
Savitha’s immaculate wedding will always stay crystal clear in her heart, but she also has some lovely pictures to show her grandchildren. “I’m also very thankful to my photographer for making beautiful memories of our special day. She always believed in the concept of ‘not taking the photograph, but making the photograph’. Her keen observation brings everything in our wedding to life again when we look at the pictures,” says the happy newly-wed.
From the worry-free smiles on the faces of the bridal couple, it is clear that their wedding was a fabulous experience for both of them. “Almost a year has gone by, but it feels like just yesterday. We had totally eight events, and all of them were so perfect, so magnificent! Every single thing was done to our taste and requirement. My dream really comes true.”
So how can we go about handling our bridal planning as coolly as Savitha? “What I would like to tell brides today is to plan everything calmly and well ahead of time,’ she says. ‘Then you will have no need to worry. Note down the few ideas you start getting as soon as the wedding is fixed. Pinterest is an awesome site for ideas – outfits, jewellery, decoration, overall theme, everything. You can find amazing ideas for your wedding. So don’t get stressed out and forget to enjoy your own wedding.”
Favourite memories? Savitha’s wedding seems so beautiful that she would have savoured every minuscule part of it. And she did. “I don’t have one precious memory in particular. The whole experience was beautiful. The memory of every moment is a treasure to me.”
But one remarkably sweet coincidence must be mentioned here. “My father surprised me with a Mercedes for my wedding, and it had the number plate 1819, which are the two dates of my reception and wedding. Then it turned out that my fiancé had also bought me a car, and it had the number plate 1905 – the date and month of my wedding!”
Well, with reminders on two car plates, it won’t be easy to forget their wedding anniversary, would it?! Haha, joke. Who could forget such a beautiful wedding? Especially when it’s with the love of your life!
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