Real Wedding: Anika and Mayaz

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How they met
Anika and Mayaz were introduced by their fathers. Although their fathers were friends for years, Anika and Mayaz never met. They had a long distance relationship considering Anika was in Bangladesh and Mayaz was in Singapore and they constantly talked over the phone. After a couple of weeks or so they had madly fallen in love with each other and decided to tie the knot. 
The Proposal
This cake by Punizz Kitchen is so creative.

Their proposal is perfectly explained by Anika "It was hilarious! Mayaz was in his office chatting to me on Facebook. All of a sudden he asked me to be his better half. Talk about romantic environment; dinner, rose, dressing up and what not and here I was getting proposed via Facebook when I was still in my pajamas! 
We still think it's romantic! and definitely a story to make the grankids chuckle in years time. A story which also  highlights the convenience of modern day technology. Imagine how hard it was for our parents. 
Anika and Mayaz had five fun-filled colourful events, planned within four months and all their precious memories were captured between two of the best photographers in Bangladesh. Their Paan Chini/Engagement, Gaye Holud and Wedding Reception was captured by The Dream Catchers. Their Gaye Holud and Wedding Reception was also captured by Reminiscence Photography. Their Wedding Ceremony and Mehndi were captured by Flare Photography.  
To add personal touches to the wedding, Anika and her family chose not to hire a wedding planner. Instead the whole thing was planned by her, her family and her in-laws. Ultimately their weddings were Pure Bengali themed which were cosy and warm. 
What was your favourite song played at your wedding? "Not played! My husband sang 'Toke Putuler Moto Kore Shajiye' for me on stage. That was my favourite moment!"
From the photos it is evident that everyone got involved in the celebrations in song at all the events. Definitely would be out favourite part too!

The Engagement

We love this color and how it hasn't been overdone in Bangladeshi weddings

The Wedding Ceremony
The Gaye Holud
The dresscode for the Gaye Holud was pink and magenta. 
The Mehndi
Love the outfit coordination! 
The Wedding Reception

The Makeup artists at  Red did a superb job! 
Forget about stealing the grooms shoes, stealing his turban is the newest trend!
What was your favourite wedding present you recieved? "Some of our friends booked us a  room at Marina Bay Sands for a night, with an extravagant buffet dinner"
If you went on a honeymoon, where did you go? "We two are backpacker kind of travellers; who don't believe in honeymoon but adventure. We went to Sri Lanka and explored our hearts out!"

Venues: Engagement at Heritage  |Holud at Officer's Club  |Mehendi and Wedding at the brides home  |Reception at Shaheen Hall  |Invitations: Ideal  |Photographers: The Dream Catchers & Reminiscence Photography & Flare Photography |Event Decor: Kri Events and Shahjahan Wedding Planner & Event Management |Caterers: Shahjahan  |Cake Decorator: Punizz Kitchen  |Dalas: Entirely homemade using bits and pieces purchased from Chandni Chowk & Chawk Bazar  |Holud/Mehndi outfits: Mirpur Benaroshi Polli  
The Bride
Makeup Artist: Red  |Mehndi Artist: Lubzana  |Engagement/Wedding Rings: Soo Kee Jewellery (Singapore)  |Bridal Jewellery: Alankar Niketan (Malabar, India)  |Holud Jewellery: Market flower vendors (Gulshan 1, Dhaka)  |Brides Outfits: Holud Saree from Raj Gharana Sarees (Kolkata)  |Wedding Saree from Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya (Kolkata)  |Reception Saree from Rang Utsav (Kolkata)  
The Groom
Grooms Outfits: Holud Punjabi from Manyavar  |Wedding Punjabi from Manish Collection  |Reception Sherwani from Manish Collection  |Turban was made by an Aristocrat with a saree from Adi Dhakeshwari Bortraloy   

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