“Bold Indian bride”

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Bold Indian bride
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Brides have another level of excitement when they plan their pre-weddings photo-shoots. It is the time to make their dream come true.

We have seen numerous beautiful brides donned up in the perfect twirling dresses and shining jewelry with their hair tied with colourful little flower buds. But this bride we witnessed took our breath away for so many more reasons. Vashnavi Poovanedran, better known as Navi Indran Pillai was spotted in her pre-wedding photo-shoot.

It was a powerful photo-shoot where she is seen celebrating her battle with cancer and how – most beautiful way you can imagine. She posted the pictures from her shoot and added it with her powerful heartfelt message. For Pillai, Cancer was first diagnosed in her breast and it unexpectedly returned after five years. It spread to her liver and backbone leading to a downfall. But she was in no mood to give up and finally she won her battle after enduring several chemotherapy sessions.

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Cancer treatments has given us alot of limitations, has robbed us from beauty and taken away our confidence. As a little girl, we have always dreamt of what our big day will be like and how we would look as a bride. But having cancer has stripped some of us from fulfilling these dreams. Alot of cancer survivors has postponed or even cancelled their big day. For me, as a cancer survivor, I dreamt the day I marry the love of my life. Dreamt, what it is like to look like a bride, to feel like a bride. Having gone through cancer treatments (chemotherapy, etc.), losing my hair was by far the hardest thing I ever had to go through. I felt that I was not beautiful enough to be loved and was not beautiful enough to look or ever feel like a bride. Hair, it is our 'crowning glory' and having that taken away from you is devastating. But we choose to accept what we have, appreciate what we are and welcome what is coming. So here it is, *Bold Indian Bride* ****************************************************** Bangles & Bridal Anklet : @desirec.my Silk Saree & Bridal Veil : @pattushastra Photography: @celesgrd Assisted by: @shi.vaa90 Make-up & Styling : @blushbeautybeyond Assisted by : @emmanuel_ravi98 Henna: @bdazzled_beauty #kissedbycancer #cancersucks #cancersurvivor #youngadultcancer #letsfcancer ** A huge thank you to the team. You guys made my dream come true. Not only I looked like a bride, I felt like a bride and it was all thanks to the wonderful team for bringing it to life. I am so grateful to have met such wonderful people. I am extremely blessed for the amount of love and support I have received. Scrolling through the pictures, tears rolled down because I got to have my dream come true and it is because you guys made it happen for me. I am extremely grateful. Thank you all so much. Lots of love, Navi

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Millions of people who are battling cancer are wishing her and getting inspired at the same time. It is wonderful to see such positivity and acceptance.

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A dream come TRUE?

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She dressed in a maroon saree with her hands decorated with henna. She is a Malaysian of Indian descent. She wrote her heart out on her post on Instagram. Her photo-shoot was shot by Celes Gerard and the name of her photo-shoot was “Bold Indian Bride”.

She shattered the stereotypes and wrote on Instagram,

”Cancer treatments have given us a lot of limitations, robbed us of beauty and taken away our confidence. As little girls, we have always dreamt of what our big day will be like and how we would look like as a bride. But having cancer has stripped some of us from fulfilling these dreams. A lot of cancer survivors have postponed or even cancelled their big day.

For me, as a cancer survivor, I dreamt the day I marry the love of my life. Dreamt, what it is like to look like a bride, to feel like a bride. Having gone through cancer treatments (chemotherapy, etc.), losing my hair was by far the hardest thing I ever had to go through. I felt that I was not beautiful enough to be loved and was not beautiful enough to look or ever feel like a bride. Hair, it is our ‘crowning glory’ and having that taken away from you is devastating. But we choose to accept what we have, appreciate what we are and welcome what is coming.”

Celes Gerard, spoke about his muse and said, “Navi Indran Pillai told me her idea was to portray herself as a bride but has got loads of complications to deal with, and this bride is going to be an example, that life still can go on if you put your heart to it. This bride made the whole concept effortless for me!”

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