Happiness is.. getting married to your best friend! This real life story recounts how best friends, Amaneet and Inayat discovered their day of love. And what followed was a big fat Punjabi wedding. So let’s dive right in and go awwwwww over their cute story and fabulous pictures!
Our lovely couple Amaneet and Inayat’s journey from friends to soulmates is something straight out of romantic novels<3 And then here’s their ‘must watch’ big fat Punjabi wedding full of colour, music and lots of inspiration for all you ‘much in love’ couples planning your wedding soon!
Love, Laughter and Cuddles!
Amaneet and Inayat met way back in 2009, during college and a beautiful friendship blossomed. So how and when did their friendship turn into a fairy-tale romance? Let’s find out…..
Cupid intervened at Inayat’s cousin’s wedding in Goa, where they met after ages.. (cos both of them were living abroad since 2015!)
And they both thank their lucky stars for this serendipitous meeting where they were inseparable! They stuck together throughout the wedding and did not want this trip to end…
On the pretext that he wasn’t feeling well, Amaneet stole Inayat away from the hustle and bustle of the ceremonies, the night before her sister’s wedding…
And proposed to her with a kiss by the pool! However, Inayat asked him to wait till next morning… (as she thought he was a bit high!!!)
The next morning, after avoiding him all through the wedding ceremony, Inayat could see his anxiousness and made the first move. She asked him “Isn’t it our turn now?” and handed over her kaleere for safe-keeping, (as according to tradition, punjabi husbands are not supposed lose it). And the rest, as they say ‘is history’! 😊
The Engagement Day
For her engagement ceremony, Inayat wore a lovely royal blue anarkali with gotawork. Her minimal makeup and oversized maangtika were all that she needed to add charm to her bride-to-be glow!
From his color coded tie and pocket square to the smiles on their family’s faces, the engagement set the mood right for their big fat punjabi wedding!
We love how our happy bride avoided typical red, greens and chose a subtle pastel kurti and sharara instead. Her pearly paassa and matching jhumkas completed her sweet and simple look!
Don’t you heart how the couple looks adorably in love together!
Haldi & Mahendi Hai!
Which mehendi decor is complete without some colorful drapes, earthy seating and quirky props!
And we bet you can’t stop falling in love with Inayat’s gorgeous mehendi design!
Beautiful Inayat looked radiant in a refreshing sunshine yellow lehenga and delicate, colorful gotta jewelry!
The Big Fat Punjabi Wedding
The wedding took place in Chandigarh with laavan at Inayat’s house and the wedding party at The Apple Resorts.
For her wedding day, Inayat chose a pretty pastel pink lehenga with silver zardozi work, teamed with a gorgeous kundan and pearls set with just a hint of green!
Her soft and subtle makeup by MuA Rehat Brar was perfect for a day wedding and Inayat loved how she created “three totally different looks for my three main occasions.”
“Right before I was about to leave for the laavan, the photographer asked me to narrate our story… And at that moment, just rewinding all memories in my mind was something magical! Because of all the hustle-bustle, I had almost forgotten that the day had finally come that will bind me with him for our entire life <3”
“Our journey has been really long.. almost 9 years now and we never really thought one day we will be sitting together in the moon light filling out this form about our love story and the wedding.”
Going from acquaintances to friends to best friends to even enemies to best friends again and then a couple and then finally married – that’s one helluva journey we’d say!
“For both of us, it was that moment when we first laid eyes on each other on the wedding day, which Harleen has very well captured in one of her pictures!”
“When our pictures were being clicked right after the laavan, we had not eaten anything since morning 🙁 and we might have eaten the photographers raw!
But thankfully our family came to the rescue with some snacks and switched us back from “Hulk mode to Bruce Banner”! 😂😋
3 Tips for Brides-to-be
- Eat on time!
- Secondly, relax and don’t be too tensed, you are looking very beautiful and your husband is very lucky to have you in his life 🙂
- Third, but most important – “Enjoy and cherish every moment before, during and post wedding. These moments will never come back, so nothing else matters as you are the most important person in the world and it is your day!”
And we must say that our lovely couple, Amarneet and Inayat set some serious #couplegoals for all future brides and grooms-to-be!
Looking for something GRAND? This Punjabi wedding set in a Palace will make you go Wowwww!
The Reception Day
Their wedding reception held at the Royale Banquet, Chandigarh was a lit up affair with family, friends and a galore of guests!
Our gorgeous bride wore a bright red lehenga and long blouse with intricate gotawork. Her matching chandbaali earrings and maangtika completed the royal red look in style.
Inayat’s favorite event was the reception too, as now she was completely stress-free and totally enjoying herself and they both danced the night away!
Amaneet wore a classic black bandhgala and don’t miss the layered pearl brooch, which gave a royal touch to his look.
“According to Amaneet, he will make my whole life a honeymoon! (and so far he has lived up to that;)). However, we have plans to view the northern lights together as our first officially long road trip”- quips blushing bride Inayat.
We loved everything about them – from lovely couple Inayat and Amaneet’s beautiful love story to their dreamy ‘pastel themed’ floral wedding to the lovely pictures by Harleen Deol Photography and Roshan Studios! Let us know what you loved the most?
The Black Book
Wedding venue: The Apple Resorts Zirakpur
Reception venue: The Royal Banquet Mohali
Mehndi & Sangeet Outfits: Mani’s Boutique
Engagement and Reception: Poshak Chandigarh
Wedding Groom’s Outfit: Dulha House Chandigarh
Photography: Harleen Deol Photography & Roshan Studios