Destiny plays a very important role in our life. A random conversation with a stranger can land you to your new job. A chance meeting can lead you to finding your soulmate or your next best friend. And a 2 hour meeting changed our next bride’s life completely. Meet Dikshita Sona, who had a candid conversation with me about her fairytale wedding.
How did you guys meet?
It was the last day of my exams. And I was all set to party the next day. But my mom calls up and insists me to take the next flight to meet this guy, as she thought that he would be perfect for me. I was in Dubai. And he had come from the US for just a week and my only chance to meet him was if I took the next flight out. But seriously, that was not how I wanted to celebrate the end of my exams. Anyway, being the obedient girl I am, I listened to her. [Did you really believe that was true! LOL She used lot of emotional blackmail to convince me .. ]
I met Nipun amidst all our relatives. Perfect setting for any movie by Sooraj Barjatya :P. Do you remember the scene from Vivaah – where shy Amrita Rao meets the outgoing Shahid Kapoor, and she could hardly utter a word. Well .. it was nothing like that. It was 2 hours of continuous talking and smiling. We really connected well and we really liked each other’s company. And our parents had to finally call us back
Wow .. that’s an amazing start. What happened next? Who proposed ?
Well, I had to fly back to Dubai the same evening. And he had to leave for the US. So we met just for 2 hours that day. And after that day, we talked on phone for hours. And we really loved talking. I was always on phone. My friends thought that there was something wrong with me as I would always be on the phone. But we just loved talking to each other.
“If you have to know more about me , You have to marry me!”
And one fine day, he asks me – So what else do you want to know about me. And then Nipun goes – If you want to know more about me , You will have to marry me. I was like – Are you serious? Are we taking the next step ?
And then we told everything to our parents and they were really excited to know that we finally decided to get married. Everyone in the family, his and mine, had been waiting for this. He proposed me sometime around Holi and we got engaged in April
What happened after engagement? How did you do your wedding planning?
Our wedding planning was an international affair which involved lot of multi way conferences. My twin sister Nikita lives in London. My mom and me were in Mumbai. My dad is in Shanghai. So all of our planning happened over skype and facetime calls. My sister used to setup agenda for each meeting and we used to have at least 3 or 4 people involved in a skype session.
[ Editor's tip to all NRI brides. If you have family scattered all over the world, you can use skype/facetime/whatsapp to plan your entire wedding. You can use these skype/facetime sessions even for your sangeet practice. A little difficult but manageable ]
My mom did most of my wedding shopping. She is a designer herself and has a really good taste of clothes. My main wedding day outfit was from Aza which is a multi designer store. They usually keep collections from most of the well known designers. There, I saw a Sabyasachi outfit , tried it and just fell in love with it. I did not want a red outfit and was looking for something different. So I chose a yellow lehenga and paired it with a blue blouse. And the dupatta was pink. So it was a unique mix of colors.
Let’s talk about the different wedding events. And which one was your favorite.
I had a hard time sitting still during the entire time. Mehendi Wala was like – “Madam aap mat hiliye”. But I could not stop myself and I had to get up and dance with everyone. And Mehendi became even more special because Nipun visited me and sat with me while I was getting my mehendi done
[ I love her phoolon ka maang tikka ]
Haldi was a fun event. I caught hold of all my friends and we were literally playing Holi with each other
It was the first formal function of the wedding. The venue was superb, there were flowers everywhere. The decoration was really pretty. It was the highlight of the entire wedding. Everyone danced , including his parents and my parents. We had lot of performances. I performed on Bahara Bahara Even my sister did a performance who usually never dances. It was a really special event.
I wore an outfit by Anamika Khanna – a fluorescent pink and lime green outfit. I loved the outfit as it was so light and I could dance freely.
My wedding started at 1 am in the morning. Before it started, we had a small reception, where I wore the Sabyasachi Lehenga. For the actual pheras , I changed into a yellow saree paired with the dupatta by Sabyasachi. And we had the bidaai at 4am in the morning. I had to change into a red saree which was given to me by the groom’s side.
Wow that’s lot of outfits for one night. Here’s a glimpse at each of the outfits. Love every single one of them.
Now that you are married. How has been the life so far.
It’s an experience. Every day I discover something new about Nipun. It’s like getting surprised everyday. And good thing is it has been good surprises so far ..And I look forward to many more of them
Thank you Dikshita for sharing your wedding moments with our readers. We wish you a very beautiful life and an amazing journey with Nipun.
Photography Courtesy : Photo Daaku