Lockdown Destination Wedding: Gargi Weds Shronit at a Palghar Farmhouse
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
Like a lot of couples, Gargi and Shronit had much-sought-after aspirations to get married in true Big Fat Indian Wedding style. However, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic put all their aspirations to rest. Little did they know that their coveted nuptial date of 30th June 2020 would fall right in the middle of a phenomenon called ‘lockdown.’
The couple realized that they had only two choices in such a situation. To postpone the wedding to next year or get married now, with whatever restrictions one would have to follow. Cutting down guestlist, social distancing and taking maximum safety precautions to name a few. This was far from their original plan of getting hitched in a grand destination wedding in Goa with a guestlist of about 350 people, and a 2-3 day function all with a sangeet, cocktail party and wedding!
After a lot of discussion between the families, and really thinking about what the wedding truly meant for them, Gargi and Shronit decided to get married at Shronit’s farm in Palghar, two hours away from Mumbai with a small guestlist of 30-35 people.
As this decision came about in the month of June they had roughly less than a month to prepare for the wedding! It was a crazy frenzy with getting vendors on board and ensuring added safety and sanitation provisions apart from the regular wedding arrangements like gifts, outfits, jewelry, crew etc! All with the restrictions of Covid.
It was a pretty tough month for them indeed!
But that’s why friends and family occupy such an important place in one’s life. Their support systems were no different. They joined hands and not only helped in every manner possible, but also managed to make it super special by hosting a virtual bachelorette, sangeet, bridal shower and musical night!!
Gargi’s eyes light up when she speaks of them and says, “My wedding gifts to rings, all were made by my friends and family. It was truly heartwarming to see how much love and effort was being put to make the day as perfect as it could be!”
The final wedding was a beautiful affair at Shronit’s family farmhouse in Palghar! They had a small family karaoke session a day prior. The next day was all packed starting with an early morning puja followed by a haldi and brunch. The afternoon was reserved for the baraat followed by var mala and pheras.
After the wedding, they had a small ring ceremony with cake. To end the day, their loved ones hosted a memorable soiree comprising speeches, toasts and some dances.
All in all Gargi and Shronit’s lockdown wedding was an affair to remember!