“Love is Patient, Love is Kind. It always Protects, always Trusts, always Hopes, always Perseveres. Love never Fails.” – (I Corinthians 13: 4, 7-8)
For a bride, her wedding day can be one of the most cherished days of her lifetime – surrounded by love and all her loved ones. And then comes the dress and all the bridal wear that accompanies her special day, which makes it even more exciting!
Today, we sat down with Cheryl from Nagaland to flip through her wedding album from a year ago (when she tied the knot with her husband Vimeyie in 2017) as she reminisces about her wedding day and all the little details that made her day extra special. We had so much fun talking about her dress, makeup, the wedding theme, and everything in between. With wedding season already here in Nagaland, we hope Cheryl’s story can provide brides-to-be with some much-needed last-minute inspiration.
Cheryl Kevichusa, a young English professor from Nagaland, takes us through the fond memories of her gorgeous wedding, including the theme, the dress, and the fun-filled functions. Brides-to-be, take note! 🙂
R&L: Hi Cheryl! Thank you for speaking with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Cheryl: Hi, I’m Cheryl Kevichusa. I grew up in Kohima, and I’m the second of five sisters [ btw, 18-year-old model Andrea Kevichusa is her younger sister] I studied at Little Flower School, Kohima, and got my bachelor’s degree from Jesus and Mary College (JMC), Delhi University. Then I went on to pursue my MA degree in English Literature from JMC after which I did a post-grad diploma in Journalism & Soft Skills from YMCA, New Delhi. I’m currently pursuing another post-grad course in English Language Teaching, at EFLU. I’m a product of a mixed marriage – I have both Naga (Ao and Angami) and Mizo roots.
I am 28, happily married, and a proud new mom. For the past two years, I have been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Functional English at Kohima College. In addition to teaching, I also cover college events for the media and press. As a soft skills trainer, I work part-time as a talk show host at Doordarshan Kendra in Kohima. Teaching has always been my passionate desire since an early age, and I feel fortunate to make a positive difference in the lives of young people every day.
“Growing up, I’ve always had my sisters, cousins, and many friends around through my childhood and adolescence. That made for a life that was equal parts hard, fun, and ridiculous, but also proved incredibly valuable in learning certain life skills. It made the transition to becoming an adult and living in the real world a little easier – I learned to share, to understand, and to be patient for instance, to respect and accept, adjust and empathize, to fend for myself, and to get along with people who may be the total opposite of me.”
Cheryl (middle) with her mom and dad and sisters
R&L: Tell us more about your wedding day – The dress, the makeup and theme, the bridesmaid and their dresses. How close was it to your dream wedding?
Cheryl: My husband and I wanted an open-air, spring-themed reception. Everything would’ve been perfect to the detail if not for the mild shower – It’s no joke that inhabitants of Kohima experience all 4 seasons in a single day! We had to tent up the entire space, but it looked magical nonetheless. All thanks to my in-laws who worked tirelessly for weeks.
The newly married couple is captured in a fairytale moment.
Cheryl with her beautiful sisters on her wedding day.
The newly married couple embraces their fairytale moment.
“My dress was done by the talented Amritraj Bora, a designer based in New Delhi – It was embellished with Swarovski crystals and fit me like a glove! My hair and makeup was by Benile Kent, who I think is by far the best makeup artist in the state.”
Cheryl’s Wedding Dress by Amritraj Bora
Cheryl’s Hair & Makeup was done by her friend and makeup artist Benile Kent from Nagaland
Cheryl and her bridesmaids getting ready on her wedding day.
“The matrimonial sermon was held indoors in the church so the weather couldn’t blight what was one of my most intimate and emotional experiences so far. The church was decorated by my talented aunt.”
Happily married couple, Cheryl and Vimeyie walk down the aisle.
Cheryl’s tastefully arranged and fairytale bridal bouquet.
The cutest flower girls make their entrance to the wedding hall.
Cheryl’s wedding cake was designed to perfection in line with the spring-themed wedding
The newlyweds with Cheryl’s family
“For the evening reception, we had a white-themed party. It was a long and memorable day and I’m ever grateful to my parents and sisters, my in-laws, and to our friends and family who had helped us tirelessly. Especially to our photographer Atsen Murry of Pixel Stories and videographer Sanen Kichu of San Productions for capturing our special day so beautifully.”
Cheryl and her sisters at the white-themed wedding reception.
Cheryl with her beautiful bridesmaids.
Cheryl’s bridesmaids at the wedding reception.
Cheryl and her husband at the wedding reception.
“My bridesmaids were some of my closest and dearest friends, and I can never thank them enough for their sacrifice and support throughout, and for throwing me the best bridal shower and bachelorette.”
Cheryl at her Bridal shower
Their first dance| Cheryl Kevichusa and her husband
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