Aisha, an Instagram influencer, and Sahil, a businessman, and founder/ owner of India’s first deaf and mute cafe – Echoes, met at an event at the latter’s cafe and connected instantly. “We come from two very different places, cultures, and backgrounds. But as they say, opposites attract. We somehow struck a chord in each other’s hearts, and after a year of friendship, we knew we were right for each other. I fell in love with Sahil because of his simplicity and caring nature. Although, our relationship started as friendship only, gradually when the series of meetings increased, both of them started understanding each other more,” says Aisha.
After a few years of dating, Sahil proposed to Aisha with a grand 3-carat engagement ring which she happily accepted. The next step of wedding planning was smooth for the duo as well because they both wanted the same things and had the same vision for their wedding day! “We wanted to celebrate both our cultures, wanted to keep it subtle and classy, yet seem like it was straight out of a dream. And while choosing our wedding planner, we made sure that their team could understand our vision and turn it into reality. The decorations were also taken care of, keeping our ideas in mind. We needed a daisy wooden theme,” Aisha adds.
Aisha Channeled Her True Influencer Style Into Her Bridal Lehenga
“I wanted our wedding outfits to be minimalistic yet designer. White and gold were my go-to colors, and I didn’t want those pre-designed lehengas they sell in the markets. So, being a fashion influencer, I myself designed my lehenga and got it made in white ivory with gold embroidery and stitched from Moradabad. The jarkan stones on my lehenga made it all the more beautiful, and I paired it with a maharani haar. The color choice and everything else about the lehenga signified elegance and purity. Sahil’s sherwani also complemented my outfit, and so did my makeup!” the bride adds.
She also added the best tip (in her opinion) for brides-to-be, “You may be feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves as your big day approaches. While weddings are undoubtedly a joyous occasion, they can also be quite stressful to plan. My best tip is to make a list of everything you need to do in the months leading up to the wedding. This will help you stay organized and on top of things. On the day of the wedding, remember to take a deep breath and savor every moment. And you will surely cherish these memories all your life!”
Haldi & Mehendi
Bride: Aisha Mahdi