“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” ~ Franklin P. Jones
While Dia tried her best to keep the wedding a hush-hush affair, it eventually made up to the gossip mongers and it did become the talk of the town well before they got engaged or married. However, Dia and Vaibhav managed to keep the wedding a simple yet surreal ceremony. Franklin rightly said that love doesn’t have to be so grand to turn the world around but so pure that you find happiness in the simple things that you do together. They indeed made it truer to believe.
Dia’s Take On Her Wedding Day
She had a lot to say about her wedding day festivities, and what her actual vision was for the day. Though she wanted a magical setting and a dreamy decor, she did not choose any avant-garde location or a destination wedding, in fact she chose the most intimate and perfect space for her simple and soulful ceremony. She tied the knot in her apartment garden where she has spent the past 19 years.
Not only this but she was also very proud to have been able to organize a completely sustainable ceremony without plastics or any waste. All the materials that were used were completely biodegradable and natural.
According to Dia Mirza, the best part about her wedding was the Vedic ceremony and the woman priest, who conducted the ceremony. Indeed that was something that we don’t see usually.
She said, “I had never seen a woman performing a wedding ceremony until I attended my childhood friend Ananya’s wedding a few years ago. Ananya’s wedding gift to Vaibhav and me was to bring Sheela Atta who is her aunt and also a priestess, to perform the ceremony for us. She also painstakingly went through several hours of training to imbibe the essence of the scriptures so that she could assist Sheela Atta and translate the shlokas! It was such a privilege and a joy to be married this way! We do hope with all our heart that many more couples make this choice. For it is a woman’s heart that contains love, wonder, benediction, magical energy, tenderness and deep empathy for all that lives. It is time for women to own their agency, their divinity, their power and to redefine what is old and birth what is new. As Charles Bukowski said, “there is no lie in their fire.” So what can be more uplifting and empowering than to see the sacred fire within a woman’s heart and soul taking centre stage at a wedding? I am still overwhelmed by the magic of this one moment.” Not only this but they also said NO to ‘Kanyadaan’ and ‘Bidaai’. Because, as Dia rightly said that change surely begins with a choice, doesn’t it?
So, now you know it too, how soulful and simple was Dia Mirza’s wedding day, and no doubt it will hold these cherishable memories for the years to come.
Decorator’s Take On Dia’s Wedding Day
Though the decorators were the same as her first wedding team, however, the task here was completely different. This time the envisioned wedding was a simple yet beautiful ceremony with eco-friendly decoration ideas.
Dia Mirza tied the knot with Vaibhav Rekhi in a private ceremony on 15 February 2021. The simple and soulful ceremony was held in her garden where Dia spent most of her mornings for the last 19 years. It was a close-knit ceremony with a limited guest list of 60 people The micro wedding was highly personalized and curated, adhering to the privacy of the couple.
Being a connoisseur of eco-friendly living, Dia wanted the decor to be sustainable without any usage of plastic. Therefore Aashna incorporated in the decor were cut glass candle holders used on the dining table and even on the trees, brass plates, jute fabric, different types of candles, Diya jaalis to add glitter, and lastly loads of flowers. With an extension of Dia’s personality, Aashna handpicked brands and vendors that were homegrown and supported the ‘Made in India’ initiative. The flowers selected for the decor were all Indian hyperlocal flowers like mogra, rajnigandha, and shevanti ladis. The wedding ceremony witnessed decor highlights with a few heart-touching elements like the bells that were attached to the chairs for the guest to ring during Dia and Vaibhav’s pheras. There were personalized notes placed on the chairs for the guest to remind them of the important role they played in Dia and Vaibhav’s life.
The Wedding Couture
Dia is an epitome of simplicity and elegance, the wedding was designed to reflect her taste. The wedding attire she selected depicted her love for nature, she wore a beautiful Banarasi saree by Raw Mango, and to compliment it she wore some beautiful mogra on her hair. Her bridal entry was planned just in line with her persona. Dia made her sophisticated entry with her nephew and niece holding the fun signage – “Here comes your Bride” and a little girl holding a basket full of flower petals.
The Wedding Photography
We all know that you have reached the end of the blog waiting to see some beautiful shots of the couple tying the knot. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of their dreamy wedding celebration.
Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi’s Dream Team
Making any wedding a successful event is not an easy task. It does need a handful of people always on their toes to make it all work out. Here is the dream team of Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi’s wedding day.
Dia’s Bridal Outfit: Raw Mango
Decorators: Aash Studio
Wedding Planner: Divinity Weddings
Catering: Moveable Feast
Makeup Artist: Shraddha Mishra
Mehendi Artist: Falguni Damania
Vaibhav’s Outfit: Raghavendra Rathore
DJ: DJ Krish Mulchandani (TBOM)
Photography: Tejinder Singh Photography
Videography: The Wedding Filmer
Overall this close-knit ceremony lit by the ashen skies with the surreal decor was nothing short of a symphony for the soul.