An Incredible Indo-Serbian Wedding- Ansh & Slobodanka

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 ‘When love knocked on the doors of a lovely Indo-Serbian couple, they knew it was for a lifetime.’

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

The Story

Destiny played cupid in uniting Slobodanka and Ansh and they travelled from being complete strangers to life partners. Hailing from two completely different cultures, backgrounds and even nationalities who could have thought that desi boy Ansh would fall head over heels in love with Slobodanka, a stunning Serbian woman?! Well, you know how the saying goes, ‘Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans!’ That is exactly what happened with these two love birds. And the rest is history 🙂

The Wedding

Hailing from two completely different cultures, Slobodanka and Ansh planned a dreamy Serbian wedding in Serbia, followed by a big fat Indian wedding at the Titanic Mardan Palace in Turkey. This extravagant Indo-Serbian wedding experience was brilliantly planned and executed at a very short notice. All the vendors and collaborators worked the magic behind the scene and made their wedding celebrations look perfect!

Slobodanka shared, “Ansh and I are both working professionals, and so, time is a luxury which both of us are short on. Also, unlike any single-location wedding, shuttling between countries was no small feat. “

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The Photographer

The couple chose CineLove to capture their most momentous events. They recount having a pleasant experience collaborating. Slobodanka further says, “We as a couple are awkward when it comes to posing or PDA in general. But Sagar and his team at CineLove made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Despite our apprehensions of giving him candid shots and poses, he managed to surprise us with an exceptional outcome. I think they’re brilliant in what they do if they can manage to make us look this amazing!”

The Dream Team

Venues: Restoran Topčiderac, Serbia (Serbian Wedding); Titanic Mardan Palace, Antalya (Indian Wedding); Mor Bagh, Delhi (Reception)

Wedding Planner: Chapter 2 Events

Decor: Svadbena Zvona (Serbian Wedding), Allin Organization (Indian Wedding)

Groom’s Outfits: Philocaly (Haldi, Serbian Wedding), Ravi Gupta (Sangeet) Brahaan by Narains & Sarab Khanijou (Indian Wedding), Qbik (Reception)

Bride’s Outfits: Label Anushree (Haldi), Ogaan (Sangeet), Anita Dongre (Indian Wedding), Ambika Lal (Reception)

Make-up: Makeover by Milena Stević (Serbian Wedding), Anjie Gogna (Reception)

Wedding Wardrobe and Event Styling: Styl.Inc by Meha

Entertainment: Inventum Global (Indian Wedding), Manish Puri (Indian Wedding)

Travel & Logistics: Kompas Tourism & Travel (Serbian Wedding), Inventum Global (Indian Wedding)

Light & Sound: Sparkle Entertainment & Décor (Indian Wedding)

Photography: CineLove Productions

Lockdown Wedding Diaries: Kajal Aggarwal Weds Gautam Kitchlu in an Intimate Wedding Ceremony in Mumbai

We’ve all heard the famous saying, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’ However, a thought that has truly resonated with this unusual year is, ‘Where there is love, there is a way!’ From what seemed like a doomed year (courtesy the global covid-19 pandemic) to the trend that lockdown weddings have now become, we’ve all certainly traversed a long path. If there is one thing that kept us hooked and happy in this lockdown phase, it was to see couples beating all odds to get married in the midst of a global health crisis! Be it the lockdown weddings of celebrity couples or unique stories of people who have gone out of their way to get hitched, we’ve seen it all. And today, another celebrity joins this list.

Enthralling us with her performances in films like Singham, Magadheera, Thuppakki, Special 26 and many more, Kajal Aggarwal gave her fans another surprise this October by announcing her marriage plans with Mumbai-based entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu. And ever since, we have been eagerly awaiting to watch this cute couple finally walk down the aisle! Joining what now seems like a legit term- ‘the corona/lockdown wedding club’ this couple finally got hitched in a small intimate wedding ceremony at Mumbai’s iconic Taj Mahal Hotel.

The wedding festivities for Kajal and Gautam’s intimate nuptial kickstarted with a beautiful haldi and mehendi ceremony at home. True to the spirit of home weddings, the to-be bride was surrounded with her closest ones to ring in her joy. She kept her looks for both events simple yet elegant. For the haldi, Kajal donned a bright yellow outfit and was adorned in floral jewellery. And her mehendi look was characterized by a stunning green ethnic ensemble and gorgeous jewellery. For her marriage ceremony, she looked straight out of a dream in a bright red intricately embellished lehenga. Gautam Kitchlu complemented his bride in a gorgeous sherwani, styled with a pale pink dupatta

Extending our hearty congratulations to this lovely couple, let’s take a look at their wedding pictures here:

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Image Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

The Dream Team

Bridal Outfits: Anamika Khanna, Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra 

Groom’s Outfit : Anita Dongre

Jewellery : Sunita Shekhawat

Kaliras : Mrinalini Chandra

Stylist : Stylebyami

Style Team: Tanya Mehta

Make up: Vishal Charam Makeup and Hair 

Hair : Divya Naik

Phitigraphy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Kerala Lockdown Wedding- Aswini and Arjun’s Anamthara River View Resort Wedding

‘When a pleasant arranged meeting turned into a sweet marriage story’

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

The Story

Aswini and Arjun were introduced to each other by their families and developed a liking for each other almost instantly. Soon technology played cupid too and they found themselves glued to the phone, conversing, sharing and laughing for hours on end. A couple of brief meetings and pleasant dates proved to be the icing on the cake for this couple who had by now started falling for each other. The sweet culmination of all of this convinced them that they had found a true soulmate in each other!

The Proposal  


As theirs was an arranged match, there was no typical ‘proposal’ as such to take things to the next level. However, they shared innumerable special moments with each other for them to realise that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Add to this journey, the entire lockdown period which truly ended up cementing their relationship. As Aswini recounts, “The lockdown restricted us to meet each other. That craving to meet ended up in beautiful  moments which were inexplicable”

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The Wedding

Aswini and Arjun were clear from the start that their marriage has to represent all things elegant and subtle. Hence everything was planned keeping these two things in mind. They opted for an intimate wedding which spanned two days. And began the preparation for their close-knit, memorable and meaningful wedding.

They had a small engagement ceremony to begin with. While this programme seamlessly unfolded in the day, the same evening a cultural ceremony was planned. As part of this, the groom handed over the bridal saree to his soon-to-be wife. Day two was when the actual marriage ceremony took place. For this day, Aswini looked like a dream in a stunning kanchi saree. She paired this with traditional jewellery. The man of the day, Arjun opted for a subtle and traditional look as well and donned a white shirt and mundu. True to their vision and theme of marriage, this couple got married just the way they envisioned with the blessings of their family and friends. As they say, ‘All’s well that ends well’ in this case, let’s just say, ‘All’s well that begins well!’ 🙂

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The Photographer

The creative team at Purple Bokeh Weddings was responsible for capturing the nuptial journey of this couple. Aswini and Arjun recount having a fun and pleasant time collaborating. Their magical frames are proof of this!

Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding

‘When a journey of a decade blossomed into marriage’

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” -Loretta Young

The Story

Love blossomed between Pragati and Kartik over a period of twelve long years! They met each other way back in 2008 and started out as good friends. As time passed, they ended up spending a lot of time together and realized they absolutely enjoy being in each other’s company. The magical feeling of being around each other each time was enough to quickly turn the tables and make them realize that they were more than just friends. Spanning a timeline of more than a decade and transitioning from being best friends to lovers, they knew it was time to enter into another phase of life and live as man and wife!   

The Proposal

When you’ve known someone for that long, everything else just becomes about doing the needful when the time is right. Hence, even in their case, there was no planned proposal as such as they both knew they wanted to be with each other forever. Over time these lovebirds brought their parents on board. The decision to tie the knot was mutual. And they set out on their nuptial journey with the blessings of their families and loved ones.

The Wedding

Pragati and Kartik had a memorable nuptial journey at the picturesque Satvik by Chhabra Farm in Delhi. It started with a beautiful engagement ceremony. For this, the stunning bride wore a lovely navy blue gown while the groom looked dapper in a brocade three-piece suit. This was followed by a fun mehendi and haldi morning ceremony. The ambiance was gorgeously done up in hues of vibrant yellow flowers. Pragati donned a green and was adorned in beautiful floral jewellery.

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Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
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Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding

The following evening was followed by the wedding rituals. The bride looked like a dream in an elegant red lehenga. Kartik looked no less in a stunning peach sherwani. The marriage rituals were carried out beautifully and the atmosphere was filled with joy and lightness. For this lovely couple, their anticipated marriage turned out to be much more memorable than they had envisioned and they couldn’t be more grateful to their parents for their support and blessings.

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Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding
Pragati and Kartik’s Intimate-Fun Delhi Wedding

The Photographer

The team at Weddings by Wortham were roped in as the wedding photographer for all the events. They captured each and every moment beautifully and the stunning images captured are a testimony to this fact. The couple recount having a very positive experience collaborating with the team.

The Dream Team

Photography: Weddings by Wortham

Venue: Satvik by Chhabra Farm

Decor: The Fusion Decor

Makeup artists: Game of Blush, Richa Bawa MUA

Destination Wedding in Nashik – Aaditi Weds Dhruv at Soma Vine Village

Do you believe in ‘love at first sight’? For our cute couple, Aaditi and Dhruv, it was love at first date! The world of dating today involves many apps. You post your profile; you browse pictures and swipe right if you happen to like someone. And if things go well, you can plan an actual date.

This is exactly how Aaditi and Dhruv’s love story began. They met each other on 17th September in New York City, having met on a dating app. They planned to meet at the City Vineyards, Battery Park for their first date. And the couple hit it off immediately. They spent their date laughing, telling stories from their life and spoke for hours. Before the night was over, Dhruv realised he had found his lady love!

The couple, both having carved a niche for themselves in their respective careers in the world of finance, Aaditi and Dhruv connected on a deeper level as individuals. They both were immigrants, career-oriented, had similar stories and values they shared. And together, as a couple, they felt at home with each other. This is what strengthened their love all the more!

Over time, Aaditi and Dhruv explored the hidden gems of NYC together and chatted their evenings away into late hours of the night.

But how did they decide to seal the deal and tie the knot? Dhruv had to move to San Francisco for a new career opportunity, and on her first trip to the city to meet him, Dhruv had planned an elaborate evening on the coast. Being a typical Virgo, he had made dinner reservations at Greens for a specific time when the sun would set so that they could enjoy the beautiful sunset on the coast together. During this dinner, seeing the planning, the lovely ambience and the delicious food that Dhruv had planned all for her, Aaditi was hit by this simplicity and thoughtfulness. Dhruv was pure joy to her. Despite moving away from NYC, the couple continued their never-ending dates. They kept up by Facetiming each other and taking trips together to spend quality time.

And even though Aaditi was totally charmed by Dhruv’s wits and thoughtfulness and peppy personality, it was our commitment to each other over long-distance made it real for Aaditi.

The Proposal

Now, no love story of our times is complete without an amazing proposal, right? In October 2018, when Dhruv and Aaditi were visiting Greece and island hopping, he had planned an elaborate romantic proposal for her in Calderas, Santorini. But the rain gods had other plans and his plans fell flat! But the man did not lose hope and just before their dinner reservations, under the moonlit sky on the roof of one of the Calderas, by the blue-domed historic Church (yes, just like in the films!), Dhruv got down on his knees to propose Aaditi. And what’s more – he even had a ring in her size and that too with the family heirloom diamond!

This took Aaditi by total surprise! Before this, they had never discussed rings! How did he even know her ring size? When did he even ask for permission to propose from Aaditi’s family? Turns out the whole thing was planned weeks in advance by him.

Meet the Parents

Now here’s the plot twist! So far, Dhruv and Aaditi’s love story was smooth and without any bumps but as soon as the families were involved… things changed. No, not for the worse but as this was going to be a cross-cultural wedding, i.e., Aaditi being a Maharashtrian and Dhruv being a Gujarati, both families were concerned about cultures clashing.  

But it was Dhruv’s sister who spearheaded the meet with his parents. They had their concerns since Aaditi wasn’t “Gujju”. But Namrata (Dhruv’s elder sister) and Dhruv worked hard on convincing them to focus on things that really mattered. And after spending some time with Aaditi without reservations, they gave a thumbs up.  On the other hand, Aaditi’s mom had met Dhruv and she liked him. But, the rest of the family had their reservations as well. Since he wasn’t “Marathi”. Aaditi and family friends had to work on getting them to focus on values and similarities instead of cultural differences.

Both sides understandably had inhibitions. But with nudges to approach this with an open mind and spending quality time with Dhruv and Aaditi, family on both sides couldn’t help but really like their jodi!

Planning the Wedding

Finally, as the families warmed up to each other and accepted the couple wholeheartedly, their wedding date and venue was decided. As both belonged to India, it was only natural, they celebrate their wedding among their friends and family back home. So, for the couple, it became a destination wedding and a very unique one at that! Plus, Dhruv’s family who were settled in the US for a while, saw this as a great opportunity to explore their home country!

For the venue of their celebrations, Dhruv and Aaditi booked the Soma Vine Village in Nashik. They chose a vineyard as a tribute to their very first date at the City Vineyards, Battery Park, NYC. Another important reason why the couple chose a vineyard for their destination wedding venue was that they both were very keen on having a rustic themed destination wedding. “With amazing vineyard properties in Aaditi’s hometown itself, we did end up having the destination wedding we always wanted in a place that meant so much for Aaditi.” – Dhruv.

“The initial wedding planning phase was quite stressful, as managing communication with potential vendors in India while working on the west and east coast time zones in the US was quite challenging. But once we were able to lock down wedding planners from F5 Weddings, the process became much simpler. The F5 team helped us find a method to manage the chaos that comes with minutiae of wedding planning.”

With Aaditi in New York, Dhruv in San Francisco, F5 in Mumbai and vendors in Nashik, the F5 team worked odd hours to help make decisions together and then get them done during India business hours. Another important aspect of planning this wedding was to ensure all three cultures were equally presented – Maharashtrian, Gujarati and American.

“A third of our wedding guests were Gujjus, another third Marathis and the last third Americans. We wanted our wedding to encompass all the special and sweet traditions from each of these 3 cultures that have been near and dear to us. At the same time, we wanted all of our guests to experience each of these cultures new to them.” says Dhruv.  

The Wedding

The main wedding took place on 20th of December 2019 and the wedding functions were spread out over two days. They kicked off the wedding festivities with a Garba-themed sangeet to showcase the colourful Indian culture. There was a lot of Bollywood and Bhangra mixed in this ceremony to add more fun. The best part was when the families on both sides had a friendly musical faceoff – the Gujjus vs. the Marathis!

Aaditi kept her look very simple for this fun ceremony. She wore a stunning silver-champagne colour lehenga and left her hair open. She completed her look with almost natural makeup and long earrings. Dhruv wore a rust-coloured kurta with an olive green bandi jacket.

Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Sangeet Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Sangeet Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Sangeet Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Sangeet Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Sangeet Ceremony | Weddingz.in

For the Haldi ceremony by the poolside, everything had to be yellow…not! The ceremony was a mix of a spa and brunch event by the pool for the guests. The haldi was a riot… almost like playing Holi! The one thing that stood out in this ceremony was the décor! Unlike a typical Haldi ceremony, the canopy-like set up over the pool was turquoise blue and the to-be-bride and groom were made to sit on two turquoise blue diwans in the pool aka the perfect pool Haldi party! Strings of marigold flowers added the yellow colour.

Both Dhruv and Aaditi wore yellow for the ceremony. While Dhruv wore a yellow kurta, Aaditi wore a simple white lehenga with a yellow dupatta and white-yellow floral jewellery.

Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Haldi Ceremony | Weddingz.in

For the wedding, Aaditi looked stunning in her red designer lehenga by Chamee and Palak. In fact, it was Dhruv’s sister Namrata, who is very passionate about Indian wedding outfits who introduced Aaditi to the designers.

Aaditi wanted a traditional wedding lehenga with an elegant twist, and that is exactly what Chamee and Palak made happen. They made one of their traditional designs in an elegant shade of red. “These decisions, although very hard to makeover Facetime when I first saw the lehenga in person, I totally fell in love and thank god I trusted Chamee and Palak. They totally delivered and how!” – Aaditi, the bride.

Aaditi kept her makeup simple and wore a stunning choker with emeralds and polki to perfectly contrast her red wedding lehenga.

Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in
Nashik Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards | Aadit-Dhruv-Memoire Photography | Wedding Ceremony | Weddingz.in

About the Photographer

“Namrata’s wedding was actually one of the very first weddings covered by Memoire lead. And years later now, having seen their amazing portfolio and his easy-going yet confident personality is what drew us to finalizing Memoire. The Memoire team really got to know both Dhruv and I, our styles and visions for the wedding while we were still planning the wedding from the US. When we actually met the team, their calm, well organized and creative energy really vibed well with us. Their reassuring smiles and friendly banter as they followed us throughout the wedding added to the great experience.” – Aaditi

The Team behind the Wedding

Wedding Planners: F5 Weddings, Aashna Kapur, 24x7eventandentertainment

Photographer – Memoire

Aaditi’s outfits – Chamee and Palak

Dhruv’s outfits – Telon Men

Hair and Makeup – Kajol Doda

Lockdown Destination Wedding: Dhwani Weds Kevin in Saputara

Imagine this – the entire world is in a lockdown and the government has just announced Unlock Phase 1.0 and you grab this opportunity to get married… but this is not it. You plan a quick destination wedding and what’s more your wedding happens to be the very first lockdown destination wedding!

Yes, this is exactly how our couple Kevin and Dhwani wedding story begins…

Kevin and Dhwani had planned a grand ‘Big Fat Gujju’ wedding for themselves but the pandemic had other plans. While this was upsetting, they did not give up hope. Therefore, as soon as the government announced the unlock phase 1.0, they gathered their family together to head to Saputara in Gujarat to celebrate their intimate lockdown destination wedding!

Therefore, with careful planning, considering all Government norms, keeping sanitisation and safety as their main priority, they tied the knot at Sunotel Resort, Saputara on 1st June 2020.

Weddings are often considered events where families and friends come together to enjoy big celebrations but given the situation, the couple and their families ensured that their wedding was an intimate one where all social distancing norms were followed. And who knew that such strong and determined love for each other could turn this event as one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime!

The Wedding

For their intimate mehendi ceremony, Dhwani looked like a gypsy princess in her yellow and grey lehenga outfit. Her lehenga hem featured a silver sequin border and she completed her look with stunning silver jewellery.

For her sangeet ceremony, Dhwani stunned in a teal blue gown while Kevin wore a grey bandhgala to match her.

For the Haldi ceremony, she wore a bright yellow ensemble and red and white floral jewellery.

For the main wedding ceremony, Dhwani looked like a princess in her red wedding lehenga. She completed her look with heavy gold jewellery with polki and emeralds, and a heavy gold matha patti.

The groom wore an embroidered sherwani in green with matching safa and kalgi.

The Dream Team

The Couple: Kevin & Dhwani  

HASHTAG: #kdkikahani

Wedding Venue: Sunotel Resort, Saputara, Gujarat

Mehndi by: HARIN’S MEHNDI 

Event Managed by: WEDDEST INDIA & SPARK EVENTS INDIA

Photography by: Aashishtaj Photography – Aashish & Nazneen

HASHTAG:  #aashishtajphotography

Haryana Destination Wedding: Richa Weds Rachit at Best Western Manesar

“Love isn’t something that you find, it’s something that finds you.” – Anonymous

The above line rings true in the case of our lovely couple – Rachit and Richa. Unlike a mushy romantic love story, this couple met through an arranged marriage setup. But soon fell in love with each other.

It was as if the universe wanted Richa and Rachit to fall in love and spend an eternity together. So, when Rachit’s father got a WhatsApp message with Richa’s biodata, Rachit happened to go through it. In an instant, Rachit felt he wanted to meet her and explore what their future prospects would be like. In fact, even his friends thought that Richa was a good match for him.

“On our first meeting, we met with the entire family. Within five minutes of our meeting, Rachit decided that because we (Rachit & I) had to make a decision about our future, we needed some space to talk.” Says Richa, the bride.

Their discussion went on for about two hours. They then decided they had to meet again. This second meeting too, had them talking and discussing their future plans for many hours. “Before my second meeting, it got me thinking… I had never felt this way about a girl. I was thinking a lot about her. So, I felt we had something special and could make this work.” – Rachit, the groom.

The brief courtship period was a complete rollercoaster ride as Richa says Rachit has a very crazy side to him and no one can put anything past him. Remembering one such event, Richa says, “He surprised me and everyone, when he came with a small baraat, made up of his friends, family and the dholwalahs to my residence at 1 AM just before the wedding festivities began. He did so to surprise me as I had mentioned ki Ghar par baraat aane ki feel hee alag hoti hogi na…”

Planning the wedding was another task. The couple maintained many excel sheets to ensure no detail was missed out. It was tough but they managed it together.

The Wedding

They decided to tie the knot at Best Western Manesar, Haryana on 9th December 2019. For her wedding, Richa wanted everything unusual, i.e., different and unique from everything she had seen so far at weddings.

Therefore, they created a stop motion video as their invitation instead of regular wedding cards.

The wedding ceremonies kicked off with the Mehendi ceremony where the theme was orange and green. For her mehendi ceremony, Richa wore a sage green lehenga and matching floral jewellery. She paired her lehenga with a pink dupatta. Her groom, Rachit wore an indo-western outfit in red and green to match his bride.

To make the event even more, they pair had a flashmob to get every dancing!

Their sagan ceremony had a Moroccan theme party. For this function, Richa wore a deep purple lehenga choli with mirror work by Payal Sethi. Rachit looked dapper in his royal midnight blue outfit with embroidered golden birds.

The Sagan ceremony saw Richa perform a bridal solo dance as a tribute to her parents. At the sangeet ceremony, they had a Big Boss-like event.

About the Photographer – Think Tonk

He is simply amazing!

For her Haldi and Bhaat rasam, Richa wore a simple suit to ring in the intimate ceremony. For her grand evening wedding, she wore a stunning blood red lehenga by Anish Rawra with heavy embroidery. She completed her look with stunning gold jewellery.

About the Photographer – Think Tonk

He is simply amazing!

Dream Team

Mehendi- Apsara collection

Sagan- Payal Sethi, Shahpur Jat

Bhaat- Odhni, pitampura

Wedding- Anish Rawra, Shahpur jat

Reception- Odhni, Pitampura

Makeup- Neelam Harish

Mehendi- Oawan Mehendi wala

Decorator and wedding planner- Celebration Concepts

A Grand Celebrity Intimate Wedding Amidst Lockdown: Actor Nithiin Weds Shalini Kandukuri

Since the news of Telegu actor Nithiin’s wedding hit the headlines, fans and eager beavers alike have been looking forward to getting a glimpse of the celeb’s wedding festivities. And finally, the big day arrived!

Recently, we shared intimate details of the actor and his long-time girlfriend, now fiancé’s engagement story. Both looked stunning in their traditional avatars as they put a ring on it to seal the deal for life on 24th July 2020. With fun sangeet celebrations taking Instagram by storm on 25th July, it was only natural that the wedding would be another extravaganza. And let’s say… the couple did not disappoint!

Sticking to their traditional roots, the couple embarked on their marital journey by tying the knot at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad on 26th July 2020. The current lockdown has paved the way for a new normal, i.e. making celebrations and events more intimate, more personal. And this holds true even for celeb weddings. Nithiin and Shalini had a grand but intimate wedding with only 50 people in attendance as per government protocols. The priest conducting the wedding wore a mask.

The celebrity couple had initially planned to get married in Dubai in a grand destination wedding but like many other couples, COVID-19 put paid to their plans.

The couple had initially planned a destination wedding in Dubai.

The excited groom first broke the news of his nuptials on Twitter and shared pictures from his wedding ceremony.

Captioned as “Mothaniki oka INTIVAADINI ayyanuu! Need all your blessings and love, – meaning finally I am a household man” he shared the post.

So, without further ado, here are some stunning pictures from their ceremony:

Looking dapper in a red coloured Lalchi kurta-pyjama with floral bootas, Nithiin made a regal groom. But his lady love stole the show! Shalini was stunning in a cream and gold Kanjeevarm saree with brilliant diamond and emerald jewellery. Her completed her look with a bridal bun and a simple yet elegant diamond mathapatti. Her beige gold dupatta added to her ethereal charm.

📸 : @badalrajacompany & @rohan.foto
MUA : @makeupartisttamanna
Location : @tajfalaknuma
Decor : @minttusarna

Zoya and Chanpreet Thailand Destination Wedding

When Rains Sparked Love 

Everyone wants a magical wedding and what better than having one in Thailand on a beautiful beach. This lovely couple had a fairytale wedding in Thailand, giving us major wedding goals!

How they Met

Zoya and Chanpreet met at a mutual friend’s party where something instantly clicked between them. After spending some time together, deep down, they knew they were meant for each other. Zoya shared one of the very magical moments she had with Chanpreet saying “We were sitting on a bench one night, holding hands, it was drizzling. I asked him what kind of a person do you think I am? And he replied “you are the kind of a person I wanna be with when I want to be alone” its a quote from one of my favourite books named Eleanor and Park. He remembered. At that moment, he kind of won me over.”

 One day before the wedding Chanpreet proposed Zoya. He decorated the room with flowers and candles, promised to love her every day of his life, and so did Zoya. “He asked the question, and I said yes!” Zoya adds 

The Wedding

They had a fabulous couple shoot by Reels and frames which kicked off the beginning of their wedding. Zoya and Chanpreet wore white for this shoot and have mesmerising pictures!

The next was the yacht party, they both wore colour-coordinated boho styled attire. Zoya’s wore a Deccan bustier with tribal skein work & Deccan tassel panel, and Chanpreet wore Deccan resort shirt, chalk resort trousers and Deccan espadrilles by Shivan and Narresh  This event was lots of fun where people just let loose and danced a lot along with a lot of drinking going on on the sides. 

They had a welcome dinner cum mehndi where the couple was very simply dressed. Zoya wore a beige halter neck one piece while Chanpreet wore a simple white shirt with trousers. 

They then had a pool party and haldi, which was a grand colourful affair. The couple again wore colour-coordinated clothes with Zoya wearing a greenish-yellow lehenga with delicate floral work in pastel colours by Papa Don’t Preach. Chanpreet did the cool way by wearing a short suit in mehndi colour. It was a total fun event. The couple entered amidst colourful smoke which made the entry dramatic. Zoya didn’t wear any jewellery yet looked stunning.

Haldi was again a fun-filled affair with people bathing the couple in beer and lathering them in haldi. Zoya wore a white Anarkali with a broad golden border and Chanpreet wore simple printed cotton kurta pyjama. They had some fantastic pictures clicked too!

Sangeet was again a rocking event where there was lots of dancing and people enjoying themselves. Performances from the bride and her bridesmaid were the highlight of the night. Zoya dazzled in her dark green heavily embroidered one-piece dress with linear recycled polymer and hand-embroidered details and diamond set. She even wore similar diamond bangles. Chanpreet was equally stunning in black elongated tape jacket with intricate hand embellishments and black pagadi both by Amit Aggarwal.

It was finally the wedding day that the couple awaited. Hosted in an open lawn at the beachside, the mandap looked very elegant in floral and drapes decor. The holy Guru Granth Sahib was brought to the mandap first and then taken to the hall where the couple made their vows. Zoya looked like a princess in her pink lehenga with golden thread and gota patti work by Sabyasachi. In contrast to her lehenga, she wore marine blue or pastel blue haar and jhumkas. Beautiful ghungroo and kundan bangles along with kundan matha patti completed the look. Her hair was tied in a bun and decorated with flowers. Chanpreet complimented her perfectly in his pastel baby pink sherwani with a floral stole by Raghvendra Rathore. 

Up next was the elegant reception party where Zoya looked alluring in her shiny cocktail gown by Gaurav Gupta. Chanpreet wore a pure cream coloured bandhgala suit. There were champagne, ruffled cake and lots of dancing as the liquor kept pouring in. The couple and the guests had lots of fun marking the end of this fun-filled three days wedding. 

The Dream Team

Photography- Reels and Frames 

Bridal wear- Shivan and Narresh for the yacht party 

Pool side party – papadontpreachbyshubhika 

Engagement- Amit Aggarwal 

Wedding- Sabyasachi 

Reception – Gaurav Gupta 

Grooms wear 

Yacht party- Shivan and Narresh 

Engagement- Amit Aggarwal 

Wedding- Raghavendra Rathore 

Makeup artist- Pompy Hans 

Mehndi artist- Veena nagda 

 Event planner- Rudra Events

Sushant & Pratha Mumbai : ‘When best friends turned lovers walked down the aisle, sustainable style’

 

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire.” – Ann Landers

Pratha and Sushant met each other at the Amazon Prime India office in Mumbai where Pratha was there to interview. Being a travel photographer who was seeking commercial work, Pratha’s interviewer was none other than Sushant! Soon they started collaborating over various projects and worked together for quite some time. Over time gradually, this working equation transformed into friendship. They started hanging out often, going on movies and drives together and even scouting partners for each other on matrimony sites and dating apps! All this, only to know that love can ultimately be found in your best friend.

The Proposal

Their proposal story is quite a unique one. Both were in Singapore on a work trip. Once when they were chilling together in the hotel room, Pratha was stuck to the TV to watch the India-Pakistan world cup match while Sushant being the exact opposite was decluttering the room, putting things back in place, cleaning and tidying up space. Suddenly he walked in from the other room and told Pratha, “I think we make great roommates.” She nodded and said “sure we do”, and he went and cleaned the leftover glasses from the night, then walked back to her again and said “maybe we should be roommates for life?” and that was it! Recalling this funny and quirky proposal, Pratha recalls, “It was my proposal, in the middle of a world cup match, with literally no drama. Exactly how I wanted.”

 

The Wedding

Sushant and Pratha were very sure from the beginning of the kind of marriage they wanted to have. It had to be a sustainable one! Hence, everything was centred around this concept. Pratha explains the idea behind this and says, “At least do the least bit you can. If you look around, you will get an alternative that is healthier, sustainable and has less carbon footprint. You gotta start somewhere!”

Hence their lovely four-day affair had eco-friendly elements and measures to cater to the same. Day one was the haldi at home, followed by the mehendi. This was an intimate affair with only the close ones in attendance. The bride and groom kept it simple in semi-casual attire as they were keener on grooving and enjoying the night away rather than managing their looks.

Day two was the day of the grand sangeet at Gallops, Mumbai. The fun and enjoyment of the first day continued more vigorously to the second day. The exquisite venue was done up in studded chandeliers, fairy lights and vibrant flowers and elevated the entire mood. Sushant donned a lovely beige kurta-pyjama with a floral Nehru jacket while Pratha looked like a princess in an elegant floral bustier which she paired with a vibrant pink lehenga and long cape. 

The next day was the momentous marriage day. BKC’s MCA Club was chosen as the venue. A unique foliage mandap of lush leaves, twigs, branches and crystal strings was set up. Reusable plastic booths, eco-friendly placard signs and manure making machine were the noteworthy highlights of their wedding decor. Pratha looked like a dream in a stunning red traditional Sabyasachi saree which she paired with a light red veil and statement jewellery. Sushant looked no less in a rich ivory-hued sherwani from Toral Narang (Pratha’s mom’s label), and a subtle cream coloured safa. 

And finally, the couple hosted their cocktail cum reception bash at Taj Santacruz which was an affair to remember. Pratha opted for a stunning grey gown while Sushant nailed his look in a chic grey suit and colour coordinating with his new wife. The evening was full of cheers, crafted spirits, genuine waves of laughter, fun dances and happy faces!

The Photographer

Being a photographer herself, Pratha was very keen to get the best onboard given her sense of aesthetics and style. She roped in the team at Gaatha. Pratha was extremely happy with their work and now shares a great friendship with the team. The couple recount having an absolute blast collaborating with them!

The Dream Team

Bride Outfits- Sabyasachi

Groom Outfits- FabIndia, Toral Narang

Photographer- Gaatha 

MUA- Nilofer Makeup

Invites- Manasi Parikh

Mehendi- Naaz Art

Venues- Gallops, MCA, Taj