My Bengali Manipuri Punjabi Wedding Photographs. :)

Hello fellows IIMB-ians πŸ™‚ As you all know I got married on 12th June and well yes thispost has been long due on my part πŸ™‚ I am sharing with you all my wedding pics and yes i did my own make-up so please feel free to give your honest opinions. And yes criticism is also welcome πŸ™‚

ok, first off, let me repeat that ours was an inter-community marriage… a mixture of punjabi (groom), bengali (my mom) and manipuri (my dad) and so to make everyone happy, I had to be a part of this huge Annual Day Programme LOL! πŸ˜€

Well, you see we had the following ceremonies:
1. I-Buro-Bhaat: Bengali
2. Mehendi + Sangeet: Punjabi style
3. Haldi: Bengali
4. Chura ceremony: Punjabi
5. Shaankha-Paula: Bengali
6. Making the varmaala: Manipuri
7. Sagan + Chunni Chadhaana: punjabi style but look was Bengali
8. Shaadi jaimala: Punjabi style in lehenga + Manipuri style in poloi
9. Shaadi ke phere: Manipuri style in poloi + Punjabi style

Just an insight into Manipuri wedding ceremony:
First off the bride makes the β€œvarmaala” that is the garlands on her own one by one (Yes is did that!), then she garlands the groom with both the varmaalas. The groom then takes one out from around his neck and then garlands the bride, signifying that the bride is giveing her everything to the groom and the groom says that whatever is mine is yours… Manipuri pheras are also very different. Here, the bride goes around the groom seven times. After each phera she showers the groom with flowers and then bows to him…
We had two jaimaalas too.. In punjabis the jaimala is done immediately after the baraat arrives and in Manipuris the jaimaala is after the phera and kanyadaan. So we did both.. Punjabi jaimaala was of readymade garlands and manipuri jai maala was with garlands that I made myself of white Orchids…

Here are the pics πŸ™‚

This is with my mom πŸ™‚



With my mom (right) and taaiji (left) going towards the mandap

showering saurabh with flowers after each phera… On both sides are my bhabhis πŸ™‚


wearing chura and kalira in traditional manipuri dress



Indian wedding haldi


Indian wedding haldi


Hope you guys like looking at my pics πŸ™‚


72 thoughts on “My Bengali Manipuri Punjabi Wedding Photographs. :)

  1. Awww! suma. you looking like a doll in your manipur wedding dress. sooo pretty. May you have a beautiful like ahead. All my love and wishes for you. *tight hugs* :puchhi:

    I got sad seeing the vidai pics.. :weep: :weep: :weep:

  2. oh makeup comments– so beautiful. your fist shot in manipuri wedding dress is gorgeous. you are eyes are looking so pretty. Which brown eyeshadow have you used. :))

    1. am glad u liked the makeup Rati πŸ™‚ the shadow is a mix of Faces Loose Pigment in Golden and Coastal Scents 88 original palette in Red on MAC’s Indian Wood Paint Pot as base πŸ™‚

  3. awesom pictures suma…..i saw some of these on fb πŸ™‚
    u look soooo prettyyyyyyyy :teddy: :teddy:
    loved ur makeup and all d dresses πŸ™‚
    lots of love n gud wishes for ur married life ahead….
    god bless……. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. nu,just told me over phone that rati uploaded your wedding pics.i had to open my laptop again but i made sure i chkd em before i leave πŸ˜‰

        1. my favorite would be the pink saree with minimal make up and chura as pink is my Favorite colour and the expressions show genuine love in the last two pictures;) :woot:

          1. lovely pics suma.. my fave pics wud b in the manipuri outfit ..u look like a doll..even the makeup in that avtaar is fab….
            and awwww i can see ppls emotions ur pic with ur mum, the bidaai pics… felt like i was winesing in person..!! good shots…
            and congratulations..may god bless.! :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

            1. actualy im going on seeing all pics agn and agn and again..all pics are fabbbb .. loved the mix tradition wedding!! so funn!!!

  4. the last picture made me:(.the hug.and u have done a beautiful job suma,the haldi,the lehnga and many mixed traditions.i think u did justice to every look.i really do. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  5. Soooooo cute suma, lovely couple !! manipuri outfit is awesome, you seeem lika a doll, awesome pics !! wish you a very happy married life :puchhi: :thumbsup: :jiggy1: :pompom:

  6. wooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww… :woot: :woot: :woot: u luking so cute yar..nd i luved all ur outfits…wish u a very happy married lyf :puchhi: :puchhi: ..nw i also wanna get married.. :love: :pigtail: :drunk:

  7. Aww.. suma you look amazing πŸ™‚ even after being a bong myself i have to say you look the sweetest in the manipuri dress. I so love everything in that πŸ™‚ absolute princess :thumbsup:

  8. Suma u luk Ravishing :puchhi: :puchhi: and I loved the concept of ur marriage :teddy: it must have been fun goin thru the traditions of the 3 ns :toothygrin: :toothygrin: HAve a blissful lyf :happydance:

  9. wow…..u look so cute in the manipuri outfit :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: and i can so much relate to the punjabi segment of ur shaadi, i am a punjabi na ……lovely couple. may god bless u. have a happy and a wonderful life ahead…..lots of luv n hugs n good wishes,,,,,, god bless. :thumbsup: :happydance:

  10. WOW! so many kind of ceremonies!!! Lovely marriage u had :woot: :woot:

    Oh my mom’s bengali too..I love bong weddings! And that manipuri dress is soo cute!! Doll like.. :teddy: :teddy:

    And make up is sooo nice…I like it very much :waytogo: :waytogo:

  11. Suma you r looking so cuuute-like a doll :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: I loved the Manipuri traditional dress-makes you look more like a doll :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

  12. dats wz worlerful… :heart: :heart: i loved watching ur weeding pics…. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: u wer luking superb in ur manipuri outfit…being a begali myself….i can understand wat all rituals need to be followed in most of the east indian weedings…..congracts :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  13. Suma, I liked that sagan pic the most, in which your hubby is looking at you and you are blushing :love: :love: …All the best for your married life..God bless you both..

  14. Congratulations Suma!!! Wishes for a great life ahead

    You are looking super pretty and more importantly happy and peaceful πŸ™‚
    Having had an inter community marriage myself, i can imagine how tedious it would have been, but u have given it a whole diff meaning!!! the patience and effort needed to pull this off must have been all time high and am amazed by your ceremony! well done YAY! :high5:

  15. suma , me friends from manipur also wore this dress on farwell πŸ™‚ its looks amazing πŸ™‚ . i ABSOLUTELy love the tradition manipur dress you wore on the wedding IT IS AMAZING πŸ™‚

  16. congrats suma…& wish u best of luck for ur married life :teddy: :teddy: btw ur make up is awsume ..u r looking very pretty :preen: :-* :-*

  17. Liked you in your manipuri outfit the best!!!! Though looking pretty pretty in all the pics!!!!
    God bless u both!!!! have a happy life ahead!!!
    :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  18. Hi Suma

    Congratulations to you both. You guys make an awesome pair.

    YOu are looking beautiful in all the pics..however the Manipuri attire is the best. You look so pretty…


  19. wow Suma…beautiful pics…really the best of all the communities :toothygrin:
    u look like a manipuri doll in ur wedding dress..perfect couple πŸ˜‰ God bless u dear :))

  20. Suma, I don’t really understand much about makeup so I can’t comment on that.
    But you look absolutely gorgeous!! :-*
    More than makeup its the natural glow you have on your face that looks sooo beautiful… :preen: ..Congratulations by the way! :rose:

  21. Congratulations on your wedding,and may you have a wonderful and prosperous life ahead of you. :yahoo: :rose: :clap:

    The vidai photos were touching. πŸ˜₯
    and you looked like a doll in your Manipuri wedding dress! πŸ˜€ So pretty.

  22. meri bhi shadi karwao
    ……………. :makeup: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  23. You look a pretty pretty doll Suma!
    Congratulations on your wedding. :yahoo: :-* :-* :-* πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I loved ALL your outfits and looks..Manipuri is my favorite. Always wanted to wear the costume. πŸ™‚

  24. I felt like crying by the end! Your wedding was so beautiful Suma!!!…Love the makeup, u look like the perfect blushing bride :puchhi: Congratulations!!!

  25. Gorgeous suma.. luking at u reminds me of tht Dimpi Majanjan of tht rahul ka swayamvar really… but may u have a 100000times more blissful life than her… :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:
    i luved ur saree n the wedding lehnga… its luks so different .. gr8 color combination even…. n u 2 lukk gr8 together.. luved the way u got married…Manipuri dress mei u luking sooo cute… actually a darling.. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :-* :-*
    njoy dear.. best wishes to u n ur hubby for a wonderful lyf ahead.. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
    needless to say.. ur makeup is better than done by many professional.. u glowing in all the pics.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  26. You look so beautiful in your pics…You did a great job with ur makeup :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  27. Awww Suma, you look absolutely gorgeous & stunning, congratulations! You did your makeup so well too, you are just glowing. Wishing you a long & happy married life.

  28. You look awesome suma πŸ™‚ like a princess completely esp in the manipuri style .. congrats dear πŸ™‚
    Have a great life ahead. :puchhi:
    (Hope this time the comment does not go into moderation )

  29. Suma ! You look so adorable . Your wedding is like one dream wedding,you look like princess :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    I hope you guys have a great married life ahead :-* :-*

  30. You look the perfect glowing happy bride Suma. Your pics with with ur mum and dad are very touching. All the best for your married life ahead πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  31. CONGRATZZZ!!!wow!!i loved ur bengali style of wearing the saree,and you really looked like some princess in the manipuri bridal look amazing!!must have loads of fun to have a marriage with three different styles.. :)) :)) ..i loved in ur pink saree too!!All the best!!

  32. aww im all tearful at the bidaai snaps :weep:
    remembering my dad oh gosh that snap is the best
    it touched my heart
    have nothing else to say god bless :))

  33. i lovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeee ur manipuri wedding pics the most. i have never seen one. it looks similar with the manipuri dance costume. lovvvvvveeee the ’tilak’ that u all wore. u r so lucky that u got to test this multicultural flavour in ur wedding. and i sooooo love the purple saree u wore in the first pic. was it the bengali ceremony? umm….u cud have worn a traditional bengali red banarasi here. khub sundor lagche. anek anek shubheccha roilo. :))

    1. Hain bulbul aami chai chheelam benarasi podte kintu maa aamar jonne kanjeevaram niye aashlo to aami pode nilam πŸ™‚
      Translation: I wanted to wear a traditional bengali benarasi but mummy got me a kanjeevaram so i wore it πŸ™‚

  34. First of all let me congratulate you on your wedding and hope you have a wonderful life ahead….loved your manipuri wedding look absolutely gorgeous..just like a doll :))

  35. thank u so much all of u for ur wishes and for liking my costumes and my make-up πŸ™‚ u guys have been such awesome friends and IMBB and the gang has given me so much confidence that I could actually do all my make-up πŸ˜€
    Thank all of u πŸ™‚

  36. Suma – those were awesome photos and awesome makeup. I don’t think anybody could have done that fabulous makeup on you other than you – it’s like you knew exactly what you wanted and how you wanted and did it perfectly and you look so happy and glowing. Wishing you all the happiness in the world :* :* :*

  37. suma love love all things……………. ur manipur wedding dress is awesome :thumbsup: and you are looking gorgeous :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  38. Suma…………… look like a cute precious doll in that manipuri bridal dress……if I were at your wedding….I would have picked you up and carried you to my home….you look beautiful…………………..that yellow sareeeeeeeeeeee :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

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