Every girl dreams of looking beautiful on her wedding day. For me it was no different and when I look back at the Khoobsurat Moments in my life, my wedding festivities are at the top of my list. In the months leading up to the wedding, my mother and I planned the outfits, the jewelry and the other tiny details. And even though I wasn’t a very fussy bride and we were super quick with our shopping etc, I really looked forward to dressing up for the final day!
The few days before the wedding were spent in last minute beauty treatments. Every bride needs that pamper time to look her glowing best on the d-day! Apart from a facial and body polish/wax, I got my hair colored and that gave a beautiful rich color and lustrous sheen to my hair. Since I was planning on not wearing a dupatta/pallu on my head, it was essential to have my hair looking glossy and healthy. I’ve had some white strands near my forehead for a few years now and hair color is an essential beauty fix before any important event! I got my hair done at the salon before my wedding but for any other time, I rely on the L’Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss as its so easy and convenient to do yourself at home!
With my hair colored and treated to a hair spa, styling it was easy during the festivities. The stylist did my hair in a manner of minutes before the reception which was the main big event and I did my own makeup – choosing a simple, striking pairing of a bronze smokey eye with a rich red lip. My reception outfit was an embroidered red net sari with a blue velvet border embroidered with gold. I loved how it wasn’t too heavy but still looked bridal and festive. My husband had never seen me in a desi avatar and he hadn’t seen my outfit prior to the wedding. When he saw me for the first time on the wedding day, all decked up in red and gold with 4 inch heels to match, I had a memorable Khoobsurat moment as he complimented me! I’ll always remember his expression as he took in the details of my hair, jewelry, makeup, sari and gold heels and told me how beautiful I looked!
The next few hours were quite uncomfortable as I’m not used to such high heels and wearing a sari (the glaring lights on you don’t help!). But I got a lifetime’s worth of compliments from family members and wedding guests who showered me with attention and compliments on how lovely I looked. My wedding day is filled with Khoobsurat moments that I’ll always remember!
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