Maitri Mody married Manhattan based Kashyap Sheth on 12th December,
2009 at Kohinoor Banquet Hall in Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Maitri who
worked as a Stylist for well-known
magazines like Brides Now and Beautiful People talks about her wedding
For my morning wedding ceremony I wanted a very traditional look.
Being a Gujarati the custom is to wear a white sari with a red border
called 'panetar'. There are lots of synthetic imitations available in
Mumbai, but mine was from Ahmedabad made with authentic silk. My aunt
who is a designer got the embroidery on the panetar done with mirror
and thread work. As a custom I had to drape my 'panetar' along with a
red 'bandhini' given by my in-laws. It was an interesting drape with
both the sarees.
My gold jewelery was made to order from a famous jeweler named
'Dedhia' in Matunga. It included a necklace, earrings, kadas, armlets,
maang-tikka, anklet with an attached toe-ring and haath phul. It was
very traditional with an antique finish. My hair and makeup was done
by my friend Kumar Iyer, a well known makeup artist. It was kept
simple with kohl-lined eyes, blush and red lip stain to give a modern
yet traditional look. The bindi was traditional and smaller bindi dots
dotted my forehead. Hair was a bouffant with traditional gajras. The
look was completed with traditional mehndi/henna.
For the evening reception I wore a yellow saree from Benzer, Mumbai.