The Traditional Affair

The Traditional Affair

From the décor to the outfits, this couple’s big day was a highly customised celebration

ARTICLE BY : Nupur Sarvaiya


Gurbir Kaur Mahal and Guninderbir Singh Sandhu’s union is one millions of Indians can relate to. “We had an arranged marriage set up by common friends of our parents,” reveals the bride. The couple had a roka ceremony on the very first meeting. “Clearly, it was love at first sight! And ten days later on February 2, 2020, we got engaged in Amritsar at Taj Swarna.” They, however, decided to have a courtship of a year before the big day, “so that we could get the time to know each other better.”

The vision
“I clearly knew how I wanted my wedding to be. I had planned every detail of my wedding long before my Roka rather long before my parents started looking for Rishtas . I am a perfectionist ( being a Virgo ) , hence did everything by myself be it deciding the invitation cards , the filling , the location and list goes on.

“My husband’s family is from Muktsar and my family is from Gurdaspur. Both the locations are at distance of 4-5 hours. Therefore, we decided on getting married in Ludhiana, which is the centre point.”

The wedding

February 5, 2021 was the Anand Karaj—the Sikh wedding ceremony. Since the couple desired an outdoor location for the special occasion, the expansive lawns at the Kingsville Resorts in Ludhiana were chosen as the wedding venue. “My brother was in charge of the décor. It was finalized in keeping our outfits in mind. We chose peach and white tones with fresh roses to complement our tangerine outfits. And the pictures came out beautifully, for which I would like to thank our very talented photographer Razzfilmsandphotography.” After the ceremony, a wedding reception was hosted for the couple’s 600-700 guest.

“My favourite memory would be when my father asked my husband to take of care me with tears in his eyes. His exact words were, ‘Mera sab kuch hi eh hai please dheyaan rakheo’. His words got my husband emotional too. I will always cherish that moment.”  

The outfit

Although a lawyer by profession, Gurbir Kaur Mahal is a passionate designer. “I did meet a few designers, but I always felt there was some communication gap to explain my vision. So, I decided to design my own wedding outfit myself. It took almost six months to turn the lehenga into perfection. And it weighed more than 30 kilos, thanks to the heavily flared and embroidered anarkali top with a lehenga. I styled the look with three dupattas.” The bride went ahead and designed the groom’s sherwani too, so their outfits can be in complete sync with each other.

The Bride: Gurbir Kaur Mahal
The Groom: Guninderbir Singh Sandhu
The Venue: Kingsville Resorts
Photography: Razz Films & Photography

As seen in Khush Wedding 29. Download this FREE issue here

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