Stress & Plastic-Free — Story of an Inspiring Indian Wedding
“I did my own wedding makeup!” This may be sacrilege for a millennial bride but Pavithra & Suraj’s unconventional decisions made their indian wedding a truly inspirational one!
Clad in a pretty Kasavu saree, the couple had an intimate temple
Going plastic free!
Plastic use is so vast in the world today that it permeates every part of our lives. For Pavithra & Suraj, who have very strong opinions about this, the idea of doing a plastic-free
All about causes
In addition to saying no to plastics, the couple took a stand on many other causes they believed in. “All our return gifts were vegan—we gifted vegan sweets and cosmetics that were not tested on animals”. In the same vein, Pavithra also decided to do her own makeup. “Makeup artists these days use animal-tested products for their work. I chose to use cruelty-free cosmetics instead, a decision that left me with little choice but to do my own makeup.”
The couple was also very clear that their zero-waste wedding extended to wedding gifts. “A lot of friends asked me what I wanted for my wedding, which I thought was great because I didn’t want them to waste money and time on gifts I wouldn’t use. The decision to create a wedding gift registry stemmed from this,” she says. The couple’s wedding gift registry consisted of things they would need for the new home, cash contributions and charities. They requested guests to contribute towards organizations that help underprivileged girls and children with disabilities to get an education.
“To be very honest, there was nothing that posed as a real challenge. Our parents, friends