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July 9, 2012

The {Un}Real Diaries : The Venue..a photographic journey.

Not many posts coming from us these days, are there? Sorry about that. I wish I could churn out at least 3 posts a week, but it gets hard ! I need to find my blogging mojo again! Just keep at it, I guess! We get so many awesome inquiries every week asking to be featured on our blog or wanting to feature us somewhere and I keep thinking about how lazy we’ve been and do we deserve all this love and attention? Going to try and live up to all this love!

On this next chapter of the {Un}Real Diaries, I am going to walk you through how we chose our venue. It was easy since we had to only find one venue. You would think it would’ve been easy to find since we only had one venue. But of course it wasn’t. Half the joy of planning your wedding is making it harder then it should be. Really. It is. Makes thing way more interesting.

Back to the hunt for the venue. Ofcourse, we started off very ambitiously with planning a destination/get out of town wedding. Many reasons for that but the main one being that only the people who wanted to be there would make it. That didn’t work out. We decided we could spend all the money we wanted to spend on having a wedding out of town on a nice car or two, or three. Seriously, our aim was to have a fun wedding and not get bankrupt! So we scrapped that plan and came back to Chandigarh to find the perfect venue. It was hard but we found it.

Here are some photos taken on the iPhone, the blackberry, a little  point and shoot to help you understand the days spent venue-hunting.

The Unknowing Bride and Groom to be who decided to take this task upon themselves.

We headed off to Rajasthan in search of the perfect destination.

We searched the desserts of Rajasthan and when we found that nothing really suited us, we headed back to the homeland.

The ‘destination’.

If only we could turn back time.

We soon realised time is running out. We needed to find something soon.

We searched all over Punjab , looking for the luscious green fields .

“This field can’t be used for a private funtion.” *sigh*

Finally, one evening. We found our spot.

After many days of running all over the country side, we found THE place. A farm that belonged to my Dad’s friend who very kindly ‘lent’ us his farm (seriously, who does that!? Awesome!) for the wedding. I wish I could say that was it. We had found our place and we could move on to other things. Uh uh. No. This piece of land was barren. We would need to cultivate it and become full time farmers if we wanted to have the wedding here!

The next few weeks meant we would be ploughing the land, flattening the land. planting, watering, keeping the wilderness out-peacocks and deer, making sure our grass was growing and talk to the flowers every day.

Here are the Mother’s doing their bit for the farm.

Everyone did their bit! We even had the mums in the field with mud in their toes and up to their noses planting flowers and things. You can see me working really hard as well. Ahem Ahem.

Many ‘maalis’ came to our rescue!

Would the grass ever grow?

Many-a family meetings took place. Will the flowers grow? Will the grass grow ? Will people fall in the ditches in the field? Who is watering the field? How much time left?

Finally there were signs that things would grow, we would have our field of flowers after all! Here is the mustard in full bloom that we had planted on the periphery of the farm.

Everyone got their filmi , bollywood moment in the mustard fields 🙂

And here is one photo that is FULL ON Bollywood!

All the photos above this have been taken by me (Kismet ) and some by mum, brother and maybe other people.

Are you all wondering what the place like looked like ON the day since I have gone and on about finding the perfect venue and all that? Well, it looked fabulous obviously! My super amazing sister-in-law who is a pro at setting up things (seriously she is a professional ,like Bollywood pro!) took it upon her to stand in the sun for two days straight setting up the place. She did such a phenomenal job for which we are forever grateful.

Here are some photos for you to see I wasn’t joking!

These ^ photos are via our fabulous photographers Carmen & Ingo  who you shall hear all about in the next post perhaps!

Many more photos coming your way!!

Before this post becomes as long as Rapunzel’s hair, here are a few tips for those of you looking for a wedding venue-

  • Unless you want to spend pots of money, don’t do a destination wedding. If you want to , send me an invite.
  • Be focussed.
  • Don’t be scared to dream.
  • A little grass is better than no grass!
  • With a little imagination, some creativity- the things you can do are endless!
  • Wherever you chose to get married, enjoy yourself.

Till next time!


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