Thursday, January 30, 2014

10 Things - The Wedding Edition. Turned into The Boyfriend Tag!

  1. The wedding is in 'x' number of days on 9th Feb 2014. I'm not counting the days because it'll stress me out more!
  2. I just counted the number of days and I'm stressed.
  3. Everything is pretty much done. No, that's a big fat lie! I'm yet to book a hairstylist and a mehendi artist! DONE!! Everything else- pretty much done.
  4. Notice how I dint mention a makeup artist? I plan to do my own makeup. Somebody did a #BraveBride hashtag on my instagram post! Update: Now, even hair I think! I realized I dont want to have those creepy tight curls every Indian bride has! Or a bun for her reception! I think I'll try soft waves left open.
  5. The main reason why I'm doing my own makeup (as of now) is because I want to look like myself and I know that I'll end up doing the same gold-brown slight smokey eye with a bright lip combo I do for others' weddings, but that only means I'll be recognized in my pictures! Besides, with a 'kalyanam bottu' and those flowers in my hair (puvula jada- true translation- flowers plait)) I'll look like the bride. If that still doesn't set me apart from the crowd, the fact that I'll be the one in the mandap should do it!
  6. I'm wearing 2 sarees for my wedding. (I was dying to wear the traditional zari, kanjeevaram sarees!!) The first one is a pretty pink and gold one. The next one I change into is called the 'madhuparakam'. I thought it meant a white boring saree. But OMG! Guys it's the prettiest kanjeevaram in offwhite and rosegold. Sooper expensive these 2!
  7. The festivities start on 6th with my 'haldi. I'm wearing a yellow kurta and some salwar I haven't bought yet. Then I change into a beautiful pink and green saree for the 'Gauri puja'. 7th is my mehendi. I intended to wear a raw silk skirt and stuff.. but honestly lost patience with the tailors! So I decided to wear a green suit that I can wear forever in life! (Army wife to be- Need all the sarees and suits (that remain in fashion forever so patialas over anarkalis and traditional silks and pretty chiffons and gorgettes over the trendy Sabya inspired ones doing the rounds! Good advice from ze mommy and all the other army wifes in my life. ie all the other women basically!) Ooh I do have 1 trendy saree thingy.
  8. On 8th is the 'dance pary' Not calling it the Sangeet and putting pressure on everybody to prform! Everybody just getstogether. Eats finger food and dances. I think. Wearing a really pretty 'anarkali maxi' (very traditional yet modern and will twirl around beautifully when I dance. At least I hope it does!) done by a designer friend for this day. Will go and collect this tomorrow! 
  9. For both my receptions (1 in Hyd and the other in Mhow after the honeymoon) I wear 2 lehengas. This is 1 reason I wanted to wear sarees for my wedding because I dint want a bridal lehenga. I wanted 2 fairly simple lehengas that look young and fresh and pretty and I can wear to my best friends' wedding this year!  (yes, I predict that you girls Mitali and Mansi and Srishti will get married this year. And repeat at Akshat's like next yr. Or next to next. Farnoosh, I'm sure will have casuals as his dress code. So.) I don't want to be one of those weirdos who wear their wedding lehenga to others' weddings. Y steal their thunder, bro? Also, I get that it's sad never to get a chance to wear it. which is why I'm super excited about my outfits! Yay Also, there's a really fun story behind how I got my legengas! More on that later!
  10. At this point, I've run out of things to write, and when I turned to my boy for something, he said- it's going to be the best-est wedding ever!

  • Me: Let's just talk about you now! Enough about the wedding! Him: Err. Haha *hjnklwrjfjerifjv*
  • Me: Arey! I'm serious!! Okay, say that sweet thing you said to me this afternoon! Him- What? Your laugh is so amazing, it can cure *insert controversial incurable disease*. Me: Eh! No, not that! Never mind!
  • Him: I had a basketball practice that I rocked today! Also I scored a full 15/15 on my firing today! Woot! Me: Sweetie, no one here cares about that. But wooohoo! *breaks into a 'tu mera hero' jig*

So now this leads to a 'propah' Boyfriend Tag! Here goes! (Done on the phone! Bloody long distance!)

1. She’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
Two and a Half men! Nonsense! Just because it was what I was watching the last time we spoke! Okay! Go again! Him: bbt/ Castle/Friends/ TVD You watch a lottt of tv baby!
2. You’re out to eat what kind of dressing does she get on her salad?
She reads the description and never gets what she set out to eat. Yeah, that’s probably right 
3. What’s one food she doesn’t like?
Arey yaar! I know this! Bhindi!! (Ladyfingers) Haha, true! 
4. You go out to eat and have a drink what does she order?
Her new love is the frozen watermelon margarita. Otherwise, fresh lime soda/ virgin mojito and stuff Spot on!!
5. What size shoe does she wear?
Nine and a half! No Ten! Haw!! Size Eight! (He meant the nine and a half/ ten from the Steve Madden website. That's 7 1/2 8 in Indian size) so correct. Update: Now I know how and why he knows this!! You'd know too if you followed me on instagram! I update that on a daily basis. And other than the top secret trousseau stuff that I'm not allowed to post till the wedding, I post a lot of bits and bobs from life in general. Which is super hectic and scary right now btw!!
6. If she was collecting anything what would it be?
Phone covers! Haha! I can’t believe you thought of that. How difficult was lipstick?
7. What is her favourite type of sandwich?
Umm, *says something horrendous!* Hahahaha Okay, the veggie delight sub from subway minus the onions. More jalapenos. Lots of mustard! Good enough, lol. I don’t really have a favourite type of sandwich anyway
8. What would she eat everyday if she could?
Spaghetti!! Correct! I guess.
9. What is her favourite cereal?
Cornflakes. I'll kill you!  Wheatflakes. Yes! 
10. What’s her favourite music?
Country! Hhahah what about rock?  I know you don't like pop!

11. What’s her favourite sports team?
Umm, nothing! Or wait! The Indian cricket team! What? Why?  lol
12. What’s her eye color?
Black. wha?! Have you not seen me?! Who has black eyes?  You. umm.
13. Who’s her best friend?
Me!  Hahaha AND?  Mitali. She's going to kill you for this!
14. What is something you do that she wishes you wouldn’t?
*long pause* Wake up!!!!!!! Sleep mid conversation!! ugh!
15. What’s her heritage/where she’s from?
100% fauji! Marathi mum, Telugu dad. Tamilian husband to be. Born in Udhampur. Brought up all over *proceeds to name every city!* Perfect! haha
16. You bake her a cake for her b'day what kind of cake is it?
Umm… *long pause*… She doesn't like chocolate! Blackforest. Chocolate. No, wait. Vanilla. No pineapple! Wrong! What makes you think I hate chocolate?  It's my favourite!!!
17. Did she play any sports?
HAHA! Not at all! Shooo! I swam all my life!
18. What could she spend hours doing?
Counting her lipsticks!  Or shopping (online especially!) I do not!!!  Yes you do! (I just ordered my last package online. I swear to God. For the last time! Even I can't justify "1 life 1 marriage, 1 honeymoon. I am allowed to go mad" anymore! I'm done!! You are allowed to scream at me if u see me post any new pictures of any more hauls till I reach Bareilley! That's actually where I'll be post wedding. Where the hub to be is posted. No laugh!)
19. What is one unique talent she has?
Writing! Everyone here writes! It's not unique! think of a proper one! Well, you’re good at EVERYTHING. No. You're not thinking! Baby, really! *rolls eyes*
20. Where did we meet?
House.  haha. Family friend's son!!!

21. Where was our first date?
Hmm, *hbwskhwhs* shoo you can't say that! Okay, then that Sportsbar. Hahaha ya! because it was the closest to my place and I had to get home soon!
22. Where was our first kiss and how was it?
haha On our first date. It was like heaven. Like it always is with you! That's vague! Do you remember where it actually was? Ya! Do you want me to say it here? No. ThatswhatIthought!
23. Did you know I was the one?
Yes. From the very first moment. nonsense! Such a liar Arey! I always knew! You doubted it! lol
24. Who said 'I love you' first?
Me! On Aug 31st last yr! You were out with your friends for " coffee" at 4pm and I called to ask which phone to buy. I got what you wanted me to get and I texted 'I love you'. You were in 'a little too happy' if you know what I mean and said 'you have to say it to my face or it doesn't count!'. I also remember this one time I said I love you and you said 'Thank you.' You were sober and freaked out this time! haha ya! I love youuu back! Remember I promised you that I'd always say it back to you after I said it too? Ya!!  A good week or 2 after I said it! 
25. First impression?
Haha, Is this really a question? Yaaa!  I know na, what you thought! Hhahaha. That you are a stunner! You are such a liar! You said that you thought I was a snob. If I remember correctly, the words you used were- vain,  frivolous and proud. Noo! Okay, ya!

26. When did you meet the family?
Oct 6th. Because it was your birthday in 2 days you remember this! hahaha.
27. Who wears the pants in the relationship?
haha she bosses me around. But he gets his way all the time!! ya, because my way is your way!
27. Do I have any weird obsessions, if so - what?
Her lipsticks. Whats so weird about it? Whats normal?
28. How long have we been together?
Since forever.

29. Do you have a tradition with your gf / bf?
We actually 'write' letters and notes to each other! I seriously think you started this so you could do that graphology thing for my handwriting! Haha Noo! Liar!
30. What was our first roadtrip?
Never took one, no? Asking me? No. No.
31. What was the first thing you noticed about me?
That you're veryy pretty. No. doesn't count. Be spcific. Faceee. Areyy no. Okay your lips. no actually your eyes. You can't change that now. Chee! What kinds of boys notice lips first?! Also you're probably the first person who missed my chin moles.
32. What is my favorite restaurant?
MOB. Not a restaurant. But. hahaha Urban Asia.
33. What do we argue about the most?
About who's right. I'm always right. So I refuse to acknowledge those arguments. hahaha okay. umm.. see? lol. 

34. If I could live anywhere, where would it be?
Coorg. Because you wouldn't want to leave India forever. Arey? but its really true.
Random number ^ That!


  1. awwwwwwwwww so happy for you Ikki
    you're my baby- wish I was there at my wedding. where will u move after ur wedding?

    1. Beee!!! I wish you could be here! I really really do! Bareilly! Lol Seriously!

  2. Loved reading it! And he's right...dont stress...ur wedding will be the bestest :).
    Lookin forward to the pics of the #beautifulbravebride :)

    1. Yay! I really hope all goes well!! Thank you for always being there with great advice and all the support! Mwah!

  3. AWWW! this is sooooooooo amazing. May you stay blessed ikya! Although we never have met or even talked that much. I love you and your quirkiness. You are beautiful inside out <3 I am sooo sooo happy for you. I loved the post and i read it like a convo and it was the best converstation ever! HAHAHAH take care my love! enjoy your day. YOU surely will make the prettiest bide ever.Much love. :D

    1. Apoorva!!! I love you too! Always have. You know.. We've actually known each other since jan 2011 that's 2 yrs already!! A lpt more than most people do! Thank you for always being there and the faith that I wont mess up!! Mmwah

  4. aww ikku... i had been kibda low and this post was such a pick me up!! I am so so happy for you right are gonna be a stunning bride... and x days!! seems like yesterday... you guys are so cute together iks, you should do a post or write a book on your romance!!

    1. Anksyy! Heyy! Whats been up? No low!! Thank you sooo much! I really hope I do a decent job! Thank u thank you thabk youuu! :*

  5. I feel like saying 'meri Ikku badi ho gayi' with a catch in my throat and a lone tear sliding down my eye....Ikkkuuu so much love is overflowing, what do I say. So so so happy for you :*

  6. Grinchu! Where? Just come to me! You know where to find mee!!! Just don't disappear again!

  7. Hi ikya! I come here after a long time and I see this! Congratulations! :D you will make a fab Telugu Brahm bride.
    I thought u would have Edward do you up for your big day. Booked mayb? I got my guy's sis to get her makeup done by Zing and she was amazing! (Spoke to u abt this sometime ago) but anyway I'm sure u'l do a great job on urself too! All the best for everything and try and keep the bridal posts coming. :D

    1. Heyy Sivani! Thanks a bunchh! Edy and Zing are both booked for 9th! Boo. Then I did see other makeup artists work and it's always a hit or a miss. And I'd rather be safe and boring and decently presentable for my d day! So the decision! :)

  8. Hahaa supercute!! loved reading this, dont worry bout anything my Bravebride, im sure you'll look awesome as ever!! :) :)

  9. So exciting! Only a few days left! You will look great!

    1. Thsnk youuu! Actually weddings are like 3 -4 day events here so everything starts at the boys place tomorrow and day after here!!

  10. Hi Ikya, I am from bareilly,its my hometown...I read ur blog sumtyms and commented also 1-2 tyms, congrats fr ur hw r u finding the city...hav u already shifted...

  11. The events are explained in a very good and exiting manner. Thanks for making us refreshing with your post.


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