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How I put together the Look for each ceremony
Since I was having two ceremonies (Hindu and Sikh), I had the opportunity to go in for two completely different styles. For the Sikh ceremony, I wanted a traditional Punjabi look.So I wore a traditional Punjabi suit in purple with a paranda.

Deepika and Rinku after their Sikh ceremony

For the Hindu ceremony I always wanted a red lehenga. I wanted the red to be a pure red, neither maroon, nor burgundy, or dark red. Most brides wear darker reds that tend to look too dark in photographs so I wanted to ensure that the shade of red was very vibrant and a true red.

Deepika after the hindu ceremony

The icing on the cake was my reception. It turned out to be fun as I intended it to be. The colour I chose for the reception was magenta pink since I love it. I wanted my look to be very sexy and modern which I accomplished with a tight fitting fish cut lehenga.

Deepika and Rinku after their Sikh ceremony

Where I Shopped
I did all my shopping in New Delhi, India. All my clothes were custom designed.

My favourite designer / store

Satya Paul has the most contemporary and unique sarees ever. I own about five SatyaPaul sarees and I love his style.

My Makeup and Hair
For the traditional ceremonies, my makeup and hair was done by Suman Khosla.She did an excellent job and was able to give me a very Indian and natural look.

For my reception I chose Robin Harmon of Tangerine Dream. Robin did an excellent job on my makeup. I wanted sultry and smoky eyes with glossy pink lips. My eyes never looked better.

My advice for Brides-to-be
ENJOY! ENJOY! And ENJOY! I had a blast at all the events because I never let anything get to me. At times even best of your planning can go awry and your wedding may not be perfect after all. But let this not deflate your spirit. This is a once-in-a-life day so soak into every moment. Also remember that you definitely have to plan in advance. Since we started planning almost two years in advance, we did not miss anything and our wedding went off smoothly.

All things apart, just have fun. It's your day to be the queen!

Check out Deepika and Rick's wedding website.

Photos by: Glenn Barnett Photography, 571.276.1299

Shreya Sen
Picture Perfect