Mangalyam Thanthunanena - My Journey As A Bride: Engagement\Betrothal

Engagement is a big step in a Bride\Groom's life and it is just one step before wedding. We even have a saying here in south that engagement is half marriage and we can't just deny that :D
Engagement is a function where both the bride and groom's families exchange a formal communication and announce the wedding to their  friends and relatives. In short the world just gets to know that the girl and the boy can officially be seen together ;)
Every culture & family has different practices when it comes to betrothal - some do it just the day before wedding, some do it way long before and some even ignore it.
Today's post is going to be completely about my engagement, the outfit and all deets :)
Keep reading to know more!!

South Indian Wedding Event-Engagement

So my engagement happened the previous day (evening to be precise) of my wedding. It was a very small gathering (with a large crowd) just to announce our wedding to the near and dear family. It was quite a happy gathering indeed for us because we had both side relatives around and we actually had some time to have conversations with everyone. Pleasant right? :)

South Indian Wedding Event-Engagement


The Venue

No fancy venues again - it just happened in a small hall which was part of the hotel my family & relatives stayed in. The engagement was actually a last minute from their family because they wanted to introduce me to the closest family members :D

South Indian Wedding Event-Engagement

The Arrangement

We had the seer (exchanges that would be done by both families like fruits, flowers, g garlands, sometimes jewelry & even cash) arranged in the middle of the hall completely surrounded by everyone. My sister's husband beautifully got the sweet palette ready for our engagement :))

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

The Outfits And Accessories

As it was a very casual gathering he went with a pista green formal shirt & matching trousers - very comfy, classy & elegant choice to be frank for guys :D And yeah he is a man of sophistication! :P And he wore his watch!
My saree was given by his family and I chose a pink fancy silk saree with green prints. The saree was actually very light-weight and was super easy to drape - it was the best thing because there were literally 8 women surrounding me while I was draping it as the muhurtham time was getting near :/

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

I paired it with a simple gold chain, my gold jhumka set and a favourite kemp neckpiece from my closet (gifted by my mom when I was in college) to keep it simple and sophisticated! Dozens of bangles - both muhurtha valai (wedding bangles in glass) and matching metal bangles :)

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

The Makeup 

He didn't wear any makeup either for the engagement or the wedding. His only favourite skincare\makeup everything is just a good massage of olive oil :)

I definitely wouldn't miss a chance to do makeup so here is my makeup breakdown:

Face - Revlon Skinlights Illuminator in Peach Lights (Buy Here) mixed with L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Foundation (Buy Here)
Eyes - just Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in black (Buy Here)
Lips - Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Plum Spell (Buy Here)

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

Hope you loved reading the post as much as I loved penning(keying) it down :) How did you like my engagement look? Do you think I could have done it better? Do drop in your comments below, would love to read them.
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Until Next Time

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