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This Agra Wedding Had Simple Yet Classic Outfits Customised From Local Boutiques

BY Sakshi | 04 Oct, 2023 | 1536 views | 6 min read

Now here is a bride who knew exactly what she wanted, and took the pain to get it just right! Real Bride Malvika had her '2 States' wedding in Agra, and we love how the bride and groom got most of their outfits customised from local boutiques. From her pastel pink lehenga which was pretty for a day wedding to her printed green set for the mehendi and even the wrap blouse lehenga for the reception, we liked what we saw! Kudos to the bride for limiting her wardrobe budget so she could invest in real jewellery instead. So many things to love about this fresh Agra wedding, which was captured beautifully on the lens of Lilac Weddings★ 4.7

Meet Malvika and Dushyanth

Dushyanth and I first met in 2016. I had recently moved to Gurgaon for my job and was now living with one of my best friends (Ishita) from college. Ishita felt that she had to introduce me to Dushyanth, who was her colleague and also a very talented musician, such as herself. She arranged this outing where the 3 of us hang out but what really happened was that when we got to Dushyanth's house, she decided to go to sleep, compelling Dushyanth and I to spend some quality time together. I was smitten from the get go because he was this cool guy, who was also warm and caring. A couple of days later, we decided to go on an official first date, where instead of the pre-decided coffee, we basically just ended up drinking the most we ever have, and blacked out. This night made us realise that we were just meant for each other, but also stripped us off of the beautiful FIRSTs memories' that couples have. Any way, after playing a little hard to get and cool for a couple more days after that night, we both admitted that this is going to be it.

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From The Bride:

Our wedding took place on May 11, 2023. Both Dushyanth and I are warm and love to have a good time, and that's what we wanted to do with our wedding - we wanted to bring together the people we love the most under one roof and just have the party of our lives! Ours being a cross-cultural wedding (where I'm from the North and Dushyanth is from the South of India), we decided to mix those 2 cultures into a melting pot with our own personal garnish of modern values. We were both determined to make our best effort into making this an equal wedding and evolve/avoid any practices that did not seem fair/realistic to the current world where gender roles have evolved. In terms of style, we believe in elegance over pomp and that's what came out in our outfits, decor ideas or any other elements of our wedding.

I wanted to keep a very strict budget for my outfits and was willing to spend more on jewellery as I only wanted to wear real jewellery for my events. All of Dushyanth's outfits were also designed and customised at a local boutique in Agra. We wanted simple and classic outfits which was very hard to find at the popular stores in Delhi or Bangalore. Only his Haldi outfit was purchased from Masaba. My only review with customised outfits is taking ample time since almost all boutiques delay timelines. 

Also, here are some things that we did differently for our wedding :)

1. We found experts and rockstarts among our friends and families and delegated tasks wherever possible. This not only saved us from a lot of headache, but also added the element of surprise to so many things (of course, this was done with a lot of caution and with people who can be trusted a 100%).

2. We made sure that all our close friends were heavily interviewed by our diligent photographers, mostly because we wanted a narrative-type wedding video, but little did we know, that it would also give us video memories for a lifetime.

3. We made event-wise Spotify playlists and shared it with our DJ/artists for inspiration.

4. Got a skilled bff to just make wedding reels (turned out EPIC).

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Vendor Reviews

Photography: Lilac Weddings

Deepakshi and her team did a great job! Everyone was very diligent and never hounding our spaces. We had given them instructions on our likings and vision in the pre-production meeting and they followed that to the T, and added so much value through their skills and creativity. I am in love with all the pictures and videos!

Venue: ITC Mughal, Agra

The venue is beautiful with several area options for different events. Being an old property, the rooms are not up to the 5-star mark, but it makes up for that with the food quality and service. Plus, having grown up in Agra, I have spent a lot of time in that hotel and find it to be one of the most charming spots in the city.

Makeup Artist: Minaali Chugh

She was just amazing! She is so gentle, thoughtful and extremely talented. I never had to utter a word to her about what I like or what would look good, yet she nailed the make-up every single time. I am so thankful to her and her team!

Wedding Planning: Impact Weddings & Events

The wedding planning team was horrendous - all talk and no show. This was the biggest regret and takeaway from my wedding planning experience. Luckily, I had some family members who were very hands on and nifty which is why there were no major screw-ups.

Decor: Singhal Creations

I have very mixed reviews for their team. They did an amazing job for some events but did an equally horrible job for others. I think they lacked coordination and for the outcomes, I believe they are also significantly over-priced.

 

Vendors: Venue: ITC Mughal, Agra | Makeup Artist: Minaali Chugh Makeup Artistry★ 4.9 | Wedding Planning: Impact Weddings & Events | Photography: Lilac Weddings★ 4.7 | Decor: Singhal Creations★ 3 | Bridal Outfits: Puja - wore mother's wedding saree; Mehendi, Haldi and Varpuja - from a local boutique; Wedding/Sangeet - Khushboo Gupta | Bridal Jewellery: Caratlane, Anita Dongre and Tanishq | Mehendi Artist: Vishal Mehendi Artist | Gifting Solutions: Kiesha

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