From Being In A Long Distance Relationship To Being Married - The Charming Wedding Story Of Two Best Friends!

From Being In A Long Distance Relationship To Being Married - The Charming Wedding Story Of Two Best Friends!

Hello everyone! I am Sneha Ravichandran, the bride. I got to know Harish through a mutual friend. What a timing it was, I was leaving to London for my studies and he was leaving to America. 

We started talking on a daily basis, which later turned into skype calls. Both of us knew there was something more to this. There was no explicit proposal, but we just knew. It was long distance all along. But somehow, we made time to visit each other. That excitement and eagerness to meet each other kept us going. Four and a half years later, I married my best friend. 

At the point when we had to tell our parents, they were very supportive throughout. 

The wedding date was fixed for November 27th 2016. Based on our tradition, we first had a simple temple wedding followed by an elaborate mandapam wedding and reception on the 2nd December 2016. 

The wedding date was fixed in late July and we only had a few months to get everything ready. My bestfriend Shilpa and my sister helped me throughout. They worked with me day and night and as well as tolerated my bridezilla moments :P They planned so many surprises along with Harish's friends for the events - they were the bestt!!!

Also, not to forget the most favourite being in my life and important one in our wedding, Pepper, my dog. 

Ceremonies in order; 


1. Pandakaal and Nalungu function 

  Date - 25th November 2016, morning 

  Venue - at home

  Saree - @kalanikethan# (orange saree)

  Blouse - Pleatz, Mahalingapuram, Chennai


2. Cocktail Night and Sangeeth

We planned this as a fusion event - cocktail party and sangeeth. 

Date - 25th November 2016, evening 

Venue - The Raintree, Anna Salai


Outfits - 

Bride - 2 outfits

Gown - designed by Sidney Sladen 

Lehenga - Label @anushree-reddyclothing#

Makeup - Ambika from Stylesmith



Suit - bought in the US

Cake - Bakeman Begins 

Cake topper - custom made by us

3. Temple wedding 

Date - 27th November 2016

venue - Thiruneermalai Temple, Chennai 

Saree - @kumaran-silks# (traditional red silk saree)

Blouse - Pleatz, Mahalingapuram, Chennai 

Makeup - Gopal Uncle


4. Mandapam Wedding and Reception

Date - 2nd December 2016

Venue - Valiammai Hall, Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Centre


Outfits - Wedding 


Both sarees from Hyderabad

Blouses - @geetudesignstudio#, Chennai


Veshti - @nalli-silks#, Chennai

Sherwani -@mokshaa#, Chennai 


Outfits - Reception

Bride - @mokshaa#, Chennai

Groom - designed by Sidney Sladen


Makeup - Viji from @bronzer-bridal-makeup-artist# (wedding and reception)

Decoration - Sakthi Decorators - they really are the best! I would highly recommend going with Shanthakumar uncle. They did the mandapam decor for wedding and reception and the nalungu decor at home. The pictures look amazing, thanks to his decor. 


Catering - VKM Caterers - They are amazing. Their tender coconut payasam was a sure hit! 


Varisai Plates - EVES Plates, Erode - they did a great and unique job. People were all praises. 


Photography - @zero-gravity# - they did such a great job. They made us feel so comfortable throughout. They covered all my events. 


It was a complete fairy tale for me - marrying the person you love, in a wedding you've always dreamed of, to top it all, complete with parents blessings.