The Telegraph
Thursday , October 4 , 2012
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Monday evening saw the launch of The Telegraph Bandhan 2012, an all-encompassing wedding guide, by actress Locket Chatterjee and designer Agnimitra Paul (picture right) at The Bengal Club. The 88-pager includes tips on bridal fashion, make-up, jewellery, grooming, fitness, health, wedding menu, gift options and honeymoon destinations. All to make your D-day a memorable affair.

While fashion biggies Ritu Kumar, Sharbari Datta, Kiran Uttam Ghosh and Nil (of Dev R Nil) suggest wardrobe musts for him and her, beauty expert Priscilla Corner fills you in on how to turn heads on your special day. Other contributors include jewellery designers Raj Mahtani and Eina Ahluwalia, lingerie expert Swati Gautam, wedding planner Vinod Bhandari, fitness pro Ranadeep Moitra, gynaecologist Rahul Sen and Lovey of Kookie Jar.

So what are Locket and Agnimitra’s fondest memories from their wedding day? “The preparations had started a year in advance. There was a two-storeyed pandal and lots of screens everywhere so that everybody could see me getting married.... A guidebook like this comes in very handy as everything you need is there in it,” smiled Locket.

Agnimitra revealed her make-up and hair disaster. “There was too much chandan… I had atrocious make-up! It was my idea! I wore a lot of rajanigandha… it was like a jungle at the back!” she laughed. It was memorable though. “We shopped for the Benarasi from Calcutta. Those saris are still there in my wardrobe. Partho (her husband) had travelled to Asansol to get married.... Books of this kind are helpful… you are exposed to so much,” she said.

Pictures by Rashbehari Das