If there is anything that Punjabi weddings are known for is Traditions and lots of fun and Dance. Punjabi weddings are incredibly beautiful from vibrant Jaggo Night to serene Gurudwara Wedding they leave a hangover for not just days but years. Navneet and Gurpunit wedding was no less than a dreamy Punjabi wedding affair .
The celebration of their 13 year long journey of friendship and love began with Roka Ceremony on 5th March ‘2017. The wedding festivities rang in with blessings of Waheguru followed by the engagement ceremony on 3rd September 2017.
Navneet recalls her Wedding Planning Journey had been absolutely amazing . “ Just after the roka ceremony in March, I was so excited for my wedding ceremony that I started off with the wedding shopping and was almost done in 2 Months . But just as they say, the wedding shopping never ends it continued till the last day.”
The two shopped everything together from their wedding attires to even the smallest thing .
“ Gurpunit has been very supportive and patient, he has been with me in my entire wedding shopping and helped me shop everything, infact we shopped together for both of our wedding attires. During the entire journey Gurpunit’s sister was a big support and she helped us both in selecting our wedding outfits , getting all the wedding work done.She has worked her heart and soul to make our big day all the more special, despite having to take care of her own work and family.The wedding arrangements were taken care by our families our fathers and brother making sure that everything is in place”
Shagun and Engagement
On 3rd September the wedding festivities was started with the “Path” at both the places. The day was followed with the Shagun Ceremony and Engagement Ceremony at Hotel KLG .
“I knew my Gurpunit’s family since last 12 yrs but still on this day I felt like someone else and someone so special.We both were so excited to exchange the rings.. We danced like crazy. Going through the memories I can tell you that we were the happiest on the earth that day ”
The mehndi ceremony took place on 15th September . The couple took the mehndi shoot to another level with their beautiful Traditional Mehndi Shoot .
Gana Tying Ceremony
In this ceremony a holy thread is tied to the bride as well as groom’s arm and from that day onwards bride and the groom shouldn’t meet till the wedding. It is also said that bride and the groom shouldn’t leave their house from there on till the wedding. This lovey-dovey couple broke all the rules and met the other day to visit their favourite place again where they used to sit for long during their courtship days .
The sangeet ceremony took place at both the houses and the to-be-bride danced it all out even without her to-be-groom as it was her last day as Miss and next day onwards she would be Mrs, so she make sure to make the most out of it.
The moment had finally arrived when Navneet and Gurpunit would be Mr and Mrs . When the you see the one you love waiting for you to come the moment is priceless and Navneet describes how she felt “When I entered the Gurudwara and saw him I just can’t explain what my eyes and heart were feeling that was just an indescribable feeling”. Navneet sang Shabad along with her sister-in-law in the gurudwara on her wedding day and she describes it as one of the best moments for her on the wedding day.
The hardest thing on the wedding for any bride is the Good Bye. Amidst all the happiness and excitement , there is a part of you that aches and it’s the moment of Bidai that’s the toughest. Navneet was all set for her Doli and had made up her mind not to cry, she didn’t wanted her family to go more weak , no matter how much she wanted to cry she kept the smile on and gave strength to her family.
Starting the new journey is so much easier when you have a family who loves you and makes you comfortable in your new home. Navneet describes her arrival at her home “I just can’t tell you how grand welcome I got everyone from the family was dancing with joy and from that day onwards I promised myself to keep that joy and happiness alive in them throughout life”
For our honeymoon we went to Bali . it was an enthralling experience for me as I had never travelled by air before that and going internationally was such an exciting thing.We must tell you Bali is such a beautiful place that is indescribable the places, the beaches everything is just a beauty.The people there are so Humble and nice.. We enjoyed the trip so much from the cruise dinner to the water sports we loved every bit of it.
Advise For Soon-to be Married Couples
Just start planning and shopping as early as possible that would make you a little relaxed when the days will start arriving.. For brides try and do all the shipping and pack all your bags almost 10 15 days before the wedding as then you can enjoy your bridal ceremonies stress-free and enjoy time with your family.
“For Gurpunit I can just say that I can never think of anyone who can take care of me like he does. He is the one who can make me happy anywhere anytime. I just can’t imagine my life without him..” ….. Navneet
“And for Navneet, I will say that I can’t imagine my life without her. She is a calm to my storm.. words are never enough for her all I can do is thank her for taking care of me because I know no one else could have handled me the way you do.” ….. Gurpunit
Photographer Nindi studios Mohali
Makeup Artist Ruppashi Dhiman