The Love And Wedding Story Of The Adorable Couple For Whom Facebook Played Cupid


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The Love And Wedding Story Of The Adorable Couple For Whom Facebook Played Cupid

Wedding matrimonial sites have been responsible for bringing two people together, who did not even know each other, but were destined to be soulmates. Breaking the barriers of age, distance and religion, it brings together like-minded people, who instantly click and start a beautiful journey of love and commitment together. 

Social media too plays a very important role here. It can be addictive and dangerous at many levels, but it can also be responsible for creating ‘happily ever after’ stories. And, one such ‘happily ever after’ is that of our featured couple for this week, Sharmistha Deb and Rajat Chatterjee.

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How Rajat met Sharmistha!

Sharmistha’s mother had created an online account for her on a matrimonial site that she was completely unaware of. It was this account that helped in bringing this couple together. Totally unknown to each other, living continents apart (she in India and he in Australia), true love found its way when Rajat’s friend happened to show him Sharmistha’s picture on Facebook saying that:

“This is the girl I might get married to as I have sent her a request on a matrimony site.”

Talk about love at first sight! Rajat, who owns a security firm in Australia, madly fell in love with Sharmistha, a marketing specialist with a passion for music, after just seeing a picture of hers. He looked her up on Facebook and sent her a message. Not knowing this stranger, Sharmistha obviously chose to ignore it. But, after repeatedly receiving messages from the same person, Sharmistha decided to respond back and then there was no looking back. What started as casual chatting on the messenger soon turned into long calls over the phone. The two very soon grew really fond of each other, and when they finally met after five months, love had already taken its course. As Sharmistha puts it:

“Though we were 5866 miles away (Hyderabad - Brisbane), we had developed an amazing relationship in no time and used to talk for 6-7 hours/day on an average. We finally met after 5 months of long distance relationship; and needless to say we were intensely in love even before we had met.”

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Then there were wedding bells!

Needless to say, the two were very much in love, and so, they wanted to take their relationship to the next level. And after the parents met each other and everything was finalised, the two got engaged on March 2, 2015. The wedding followed soon after and in a gap of just eight months from the engagement, it was time for the two lovebirds to bond in the shackles of holy matrimony on December 15, 2015.

The wedding story!

The wedding celebrations were a three-day affair starting with the haldi ceremony on the morning of December 14.

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During the haldi ceremony, Sharmistha looked gorgeous in a bright yellow saree and a sleeveless red blouse with her hair tied into a bun decorated with gajras. Elegant, pretty, and beauty that pleases the eye- are words that best describe her look. Rajat kept things comfortable in a simple vest and dhoti!

The haldi was followed by the combined mehendi and sangeet ceremony in the evening, and finally lead to the wedding on the next day that was celebrated in the traditional Bengali way. The festivities took place in Nagpur, Rajat's hometown.

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During the mehendi and sangeet, the bride wore a blue and gold combination chic gown with gold earrings and her hair was tied up. The outfit and get-up gave her the perfect vintage-meets-modern look, while her groom wore a light golden kurta pyjama with a dark blue waistcoat. The two complemented each other really well.

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The wedding venue was at the season lawn, Civil Lines, Nagpur. And on the D-Day, the duo, who were gorgeously dressed in designer Sabyasachi, stole the show by looking oh-so-spectacular!

Sharmistha wore a traditional red Banarasi saree with splendid jewellery from Kishandas & Company, and celebrity makeup artist Vidyadhar Bhatte did the bride’s elegant makeup and dressed her for the occasion.

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Rajat wore a cream and gold dhoti kurta with a Nehru jacket made out of the same Banarasi material.

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With a couple that was just so made for each other, outfits by a renowned celebrity designer, styling celebrity artist and a spirit that was so positive- this wedding was one heck of a fun-filled journey! So, here is wishing the couple a blissful married life ahead with new surprises to unfold and lots of adventures to take on together, forever!

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