Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. Here is the wedding story of two people who weathered the storm and got married ultimately!All is fair in love and war!! How true is that!!!! The story of two people who happily stretched their relationship for a decade and it finally ended up like a fairytale!
Valvil Ori and Firdhouz, wondering which name is feminine and which masculine, yeah I know, it’s weird that both of us are named quite uniquely.
We both are based out of Coimbatore and fell for each other at work, a decade ago (2004) and the journey began right there. Both being from a different religions, didn’t make things easy for us to handle but nothing is permanent and just like that, the happily ever after moment was supposed to happen!
2014 was the right and bright year for the dream come true moment. Long hours of browsing for various references really helped us decide on what we actually wanted our BIG DAY to look like.Every single arrangement was organised by just the two of us cos only we knew what we wanted. That day was the much awaited day of our lives.
The Wedding and Reception was organized on the same day during the first week of September 2014 at the much sought place of Coimbatore, Le Meridien. We also had a Reception exclusively for the staff of their company 5 days after the wedding at Hotel Vijay Park Inn, Coimbatore.
The Wedding was quite an intimate affair. So we only had family and our close friends for the non-ritual chain and ring exchange ceremony at Crystal Banquet in Le Meridien. For the reception, we had all the loved ones who waited years to see us as Mr and Mrs. This took place in the Ballroom.
Ori always had this madness that the wedding card should go with the theme of the wedding. Hence it was Red and Gold that we planned for most of the decor and most part of the clothing too.
Wedding Details: Bride – Chennai Silks, Vivaha Catalogue (Coimbatore) for all my silk sarees (not just for me, in fact for all the women in his family chose to stay with this place to shop).
Blouse Designer – The Golden Window, Coimbatore. They do some excellent innovative job with your blouse but ensure you go to them only if you do not mind spending a bomb for the blouse designing!
Groom – Silk Veshti and Shirt set from PSR Silks, Coimbatore.
Bridal Make – up: Vikashini Beauty Parlour, Coimbatore did a fabulous job for the traditional look.
Vikashini Beauty Parlour – Always known for their exceptional traditional make-up, they do not tend to let you down from your expectations, their experience in the market says it all & their speed will fail the sports cars!! They are super-fast in getting you ready for any occasion.
Paul Mitchel’s Blush – Do ensure you get your trial make-up and hair-styling done from them way before the function and get the assurance that there is no issue at the last minute.
Mehandi – Sandhya, a friend from art class did a effortless job of sitting for hours together, decorating my arms & feet.
Invitation – Sourced from Maruthi Cards, Coimbatore and the content was filled in by my childhood friend, who knew every bit of our history & so the content was like a poem of our decade long love story.
Reception Details: Bride Beige & Maroon Lehenga from Kay in RK Salai, Chennai
Groom: Black Bandhgala Suit from Arrow Showroom, Pheonix Mall, Chennai
Make – up: Reception styling was by Paul Mitchel’s Blush – Fine Makeup Art, Coimbatore. Will you believe if I mention that their hairstylist was unavailable that day and I wasn’t informed about it and had to manage something all by myself. This is one of the most emotional/embarrassing/unforgettable incident!! Pheww!! That was one hell of a night!!!
Wedding Decor: Mr.Rajan (Raj Melodies) The most fantastic part of both the wedding and the reception was the decoration. I was always so particular about the decor and it turned out to be magical. Mr.Rajan, a close associate of ours in various other field is into decors for ages and does the most magical job, whats in your mind, will be what he replicates in front of you!
Regular Photography: Stills Karthick..They worked on the photos and videos for all the 3 events.
Candid Photography: The Memory Writers. Just like how they are named, they nailed it!! Memories to cherish for a life-time!
Catering: By Le-Meridien in-house itself, who did a good job. I was very sure people would hunt for the yummilicious biryani that we are known for, so through special permission, we had someone cook it for us and that was a major hit.