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Fashion Consultant, Stylist & Creative Director, Smridhi Sibal met the love of her life, Bharat Dhingra in college and ever since that first meeting, the duo knew that they will end up together. Fast forward to a decade later and Bharat surprised Smridhi with a proposal. While Dhingra had plans to pop the question in March 2020, due to COVID-19 he had to shift the big day to Smridhi’s birthday in August.

Boy, it was one dreamy proposal! And, our dear to-be bride also then decided to surprise her better half by proposing to him at their college location where the two first met. BRB, sobbing!

Introducing Smridhi Sibal & Bharat Dhingra

Now it may seem like the two were headed to their happily ever after but the pandemic had other plans for them. Then came multiple lockdowns, curfews and COVID-19 waves which led to a major delay in them getting hitched. Just like many other couples we know, Smridhi and Bharat too wanted to have a big fat Indian wedding but had to go with a small and intimate one instead which was as dreamy as one can imagine.

The Cocktail Function

The bride and groom decided to ditch the week-long celebration and instead wanted to keep it short considering they had to wait a full year to tie the knot.

With just 25 of their nearest and dearest ones, the duo had a ravishing cocktail ceremony.  Since Smridhi wanted to be able to reuse her clothes even after her wedding, she went with a chic red lehenga with a heavily-embroidered jacket and a light cape for the afterparty by designer Anamika Khanna. The stylist also paired a drop-dead gorgeous choker set with her lehenga. Bharat on the other hand complimented Smridhi in a stylish black band-gala.

The Haldi Function

For their haldi function, Smridhi donned a stunning eggshell white sharara set and paired a plain yellow dupatta with it. While Smridhi glowed in this breezy and beautiful outfit, Bharat, the dapper groom went with a very light shade of blue kurta pyjama with mirror-work details. Their haldi function looked just perfect with the bride and groom enjoying the company of their loved ones.

Then for the chooda ceremony, Smridhi changed into a regal red Anarkali suit and looked so beautiful. We love how happy she looks in all the pictures!

The Intimate Wedding

Smridhi Sibal was no ordinary bride on one of the biggest days of her life. For her nuptials, Sibal ditched the conventional colour red and went with an ivory Sabyasachi lehenga with an embroidered blouse. She had her hair half tied and had red roses put on the back. For her wedding jewellery, Smridhi went with a traditional polki choker, a medium-sized maang tikka and jhumkis with a chain going back to her hair. She truly was a vision on the big day! Bharat was no different as he donned a regal white sherwani with golden detailing.

One can clearly tell by looking at the duo’s wedding photos that they are meant to be together and this is in fact not one but the happiest day of their lives!

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photographer: Dhanika Choksi Photography | Bridal Outfit: Anamika Khanna (Cocktail), A&R By Rhea Kapoor (Haldi) Sabyasachi (Wedding) | Wedding Venue: The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake | Wedding Decorator: The Wedding Design Company | Wedding Planner: Riwaaz-e-Rishte


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Stylist Smridhi Sibal's Adorable Intimate Wedding With Her College Sweetheart

by Shweghna Gursahaney

Stylist Smridhi Sibal's Adorable Intimate Wedding With Her College Sweetheart