Ravi & Anj Udaipur : ‘ When a dreamy London love affair ends up as a regal love marriage in Udaipur ’

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

Cupid struck Anj and Ravi when they were studying together at King’s College, London. The vibrant campus was their splendid setting for getting to know each other and becoming the best of friends. Sharing every joy and sorrow, studying, learning and exploring the city together, they soon realised that being in each other’s company was the highlight of their memories. And what followed a strong friendship was the beginning of a beautiful partnership. They started dating around 2014 and have been by each other’s side ever since.

The Proposal

Ravi surprised his lady love by landing up at her all girl’s vacation and proposing her in the most romantic manner! Reminiscing that day Anj says, “We had never even spoken about anything to do with marriage even though we always knew it would be each other. I was on a girls’ holiday in Mykonos and he flew out and surprised me and proposed. I have never been so speechless!”

 The man who can go the extra mile is the man to keep forever, isn’t it? 

The Wedding

Anj and Ravi’s wedding was an elaborate and lavish affair hosted at the heritage Fateh Garh property in Udaipur. They had a mehendi cum welcome party, followed by the haldi and Ganesh puja, wedding, sangeet, lit pool party and finally the reception! 

The first day commenced with the magical mehendi ceremony. Magical because the couple opted for a Marrakech-themed function with classic Arabic music as are fond of it. They had a perfume bar for guests to make their own scents as well as a mini souk with a bangle maker and parrot fortune teller for guests to keep them entertained. Their spectacularly done setting literally transported all to Marrakech and made a perfect backdrop for fun frames. Anj dazzled in a yellow Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor lehenga while Ravi complimented in a Varun Bahl floral jacket with white kurta-pyjama.  

The next day began with the Ganesh Puja followed by Haldi. They opted for vibrant colours in terms of décor. As it was a morning puja, the idea was to use bright pinks and yellows and embrace the fact we were in the rich Rajasthani land of colours and zest. The bride looked like a dream in a classic floral Sabyasachi saree for the event whereas the groom chose another Varun Bahl creation.  

The same afternoon the couple had their marriage ceremony on the venue’s main terrace in front of the pool, surrounded by a stunning encompassing view. Anj literally looked like a royal princess in her silver and red Manish Malhotra lehenga. Ravi looked no less than a prince in a custom made Varun Bahl sherwani. 

That evening the couple hosted their sangeet. They zeroed in for an enchanted forest theme.  They also wanted to incorporate their love for Disney into the themes. Hence the decor ranged from fine floral, artistic ferns to retro clocks, books and candles. They also had unique cocktails (e.g. popping candy, candy floss cocktails) and a botanical gin bar that let out a perfect fairyland meets forest vibe. For this event, Anj rocked in a Manish Malhotra ruffled black blouse and gold-rose lehenga. Ravi stuck to his favourite designer Varun Bahl and chose an elegant floral bandhgala.

After a packed day, the couple decided to ease things out with a pool party the following day. This was a super chilled day for all guests who only had to unwind in the pool and enjoy the elaborately laid-out brunch. The decor for this day was a Mykonos meets Nikki Beach theme as an ode to their Mykonos engagement and love for Nikki Beach Clubs. The DJ played chilled house music all afternoon while everyone simply had a fun time rejuvenating.

 The finale event was the reception that took place the same evening. The setup for this was sophisticated and elegant. The decor played around whites and mirrors, with mirrored tabletops and gorgeous white flowers, centrepieces with candles and fairy lights. Saxophonist Ryan Sadri was brought on board and created a classy and timeless ambience with his performance. Anj opted for a scintillating silver Manish Malhotra gown and Ravi wore a Hugo Boss Grey Velvet Tux Jacket. Ravi also surprised everyone including his lady love by playing the piano and making it an evening to remember for all.

About the Photographer

The face of Fotoconto, Manish Sharma was the man behind the lens for all events. The couple recount having a thoroughly positive and fun experience collaborating with him.

The Dream Team

Wedding Planner: Divya        

Wedding Event Styling: The A-Cube Project

Photography/Videography: Fotoconto, Magic Motion Media

 Hair + Makeup: Arpita

Jewellery: Goenka Jewels

Bartenders: The Wedding Bartenders

Wedding Invitation Design: S9 Design Studio

Bride Outfits:  Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor, Sabyasachi OfficialManish Malhotra

Groom Outfits: Varun Bahl, Hugo Boss

Lohit & Rishika Vijayawada : When a tennis champ and data scientist fall for each other, they head straight for the home run!

“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” ― Anaïs Nin

Rishika and Lohit’s love tale is a pleasant reminder of this quote. For it seems straight out of the movies! Who could have imagined that Rishika, the talented tennis champion who went to the US for training at the behest of her parents (and the prospect of settling down in the US) would find love in an erudite IITian and data scientist, Lohit back home!

 Families played cupid in this love-cum arranged saga. With Rishika in the US and Lohit in their home city, Hyderabad, the tinge of technology gave the much-needed kickstart for this love story to unfold. Soon they both started texting each other and hit it off instantly! The first thing Rishika noticed was their shared sense of humour and as she puts it, “He laughs at my lame jokes,” was reason enough to keep them bonded traversing the boundaries of time and space. As for Lohit, armed by the information passed on by his parents, and a few google searches later knew Rishika was too good to let go! He was charmed by her humility and down to earth nature. These qualities attracted him towards her and deep down decided that she was the ‘one’ for him!

 

The Proposal

When the start of this love story is so captivating, one can’t expect anything less from the proposal! So no disappointments here. When Rishika returned home from the US and met Lohit for the very first time at the airport, he proposed! In her own words, this is how the crazy proposal went –“When we finally were going to meet, we both were so nervous, we barely slept that night. We knew the connection was strong, but the fact that we never saw each other and wanted things to be exactly how we imagined it to be made us feel that way. Fortunately, things did turn out the way we wanted, and the connection was true! He proposed on day 2 with a no-option-answer, as his note said, “Will you marry me”? 1. Yes, 2. Not no.”

 

The Wedding

Rishika and Lohit’s wedding was a four-day vibrant celebration of Telugu culture. The first ceremony was held in the East Godavari town of Tatipaka. It was called pellikoduku and started early in the morning. Purifying the groom was the purpose of this ceremony. Lohit, dressed in a sherwani-churidar attire, saw his outfit quickly change colours as he got covered in heaps of turmeric paste, flowers and water. A fun scene indeed! 

 Day two began with the mehendi ceremony at Vijayawada. This was followed by the sangeet, where the couple, with friends and family in tow, danced the night away! The duo looked picture-perfect with Rishika dolled up in a peachy-coloured lehenga and Lohit in a Nehru jacket and kurta-churidar. Their beaming faces and broad smiles just spoke volumes about the fun they had!

 The next day’s ceremony, called pellikuthuru, was held for the bride and took place in Vijayawada as well. Rishika was a vision in pastel-coloured Kanchi saree, accompanied by flowers that adorned her and completed the look. Following this, the d-day arrived, and the marriage rituals took place at the SS Convention Hall, ending with the midnight, muhuratam ceremony.

 For the wedding, Rishika had dressed to the nines and looked every bit the South Indian belle in a red Kanchi saree. No less was Lohit, who looked just as dashing in a red and beige sherwani chudi suit! Together, they looked like a match made in heaven! The wedding ceremonies came to an end with the vratam pooja, which was held in Hyderabad

Rishika decked up in Kanchi saree again and Lohit, in a kurta- churidar piece, as they headed for the home run.

 

About the Photographer

The dedicated team of KnotsbyAMP helmed the photography for all the events. Beautifully capturing the joys and nuances of a traditional Telugu wedding, the frames speak for themselves! Blending with the beauty of coastal Andhra, replete with its overarching palm trees, endless green cover and traditional homes, the wedding album is a treat to the eyes!

 

Photography- KnotsbyAMP

Yatin & Silvy Ludhiana : When love at first sight cliché turns into a dreamy reality!

When love at first sight cliché turns into a dreamy reality!

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight. – Vladimir Nabokov

An apt quote when it comes to realising that two people are in love and perhaps, this holds true in the case of this stunning couple – Silvy Mehta and Yatin Jain.

Some love stories begin even before the two people (struck by cupid) realise there is something special brewing between them. This was the case with Silvy and Yatin. They first crossed paths way back in school. Both went to the same school and shared the same school bus but never happened to have a conversation. Then in 2011, while Silvy was in the 9th grade and Yatin was in grade 11th, they both joined some extra classes. It was here when they first noticed each other. Probably it was love at first sight for both of them but they did not act on it. “Call it a cliché – love at first sight! But I knew in that first glance that there is something,” says Silvy. However, nothing really happened right away. Yatin, being the mischievous one would bug her a lot, cracking jokes and doing all sorts of antics. While he was doing all these things to get her attention and keep the conversation going, Silvy thought he did so as he did not like her. Over the next two years, they became really good friends. Yatin stood by her when she was going through a rough patch. And it was then they both realised their true feelings for each other. So, their love story truly began on the 8th of April 2014.

Sharing special moments

Both Silvy and Yatin were really devoted to each other. He never let a single chance go to make Silvy feel special and cherished. He thoroughly pampered her.

“The amount of effort and thought he put into everything just left me in awe. He used to plan my birthday surprises and our valentines from scratch on his own, from decor to food to music everything had a thought behind it and I still cannot figure out how he manages to do so. He’s inspired and motivated me to go out there and live my dreams. I feel like I’ve learned and grown so much as a person with him. He’s smart, funny, passionate and brings out the best in me. Above all, I feel so strong and free when I am with him so I guess it was clear that he was the one for me. He has always been the one for me.” – Silvy. 

The Proposal

There was no real proposal as deep down both knew that they would marry each other. The only real question was ‘when’. For them, it was going to be an intercaste marriage as he is a Jain and she is a Punjabi. The thought of breaking the news to their respective families was a little scary but it had to be done and they both were ready to face the odds together.

“After putting in a lot of thought into it we decided to go for it.  Fortunately for us, both our families agreed wholeheartedly. We had our roka in mid-September, post that we started planning our wedding and rest is history.” – Silvy. 

The Wedding Ceremonies

Pre-wedding ceremonies

Being the eldest child and daughter of the family, Silvy’s wedding was the most awaited event for the entire family. “I wanted most of my functions to be held at our home since I wanted to take those memories along with me and I am so glad I did so,” says Silvy.

The prewedding functions started with the bangle ceremony along with the Radha-Krishna Raas Leela. For this ceremony, Silvy wore a beautiful light lehenga in a shade of mind with floral embroidery on it. She accessorised with beautiful matching floral jewellery by the Craft box by Riya Sapra and her shell bangles were done by Flair by Tanvi. For the mehendi and haldi ceremony, Silvy wanted something very colourful so they went with a yellow backdrop decorated with embroidered umbrellas, giving it a very desi look among other colourful décor elements.

The Engagement

For the engagement, the couple decided to have a minimal but dreamy pastel floral theme. Silvy looked like a dream in Rahul Kapoor Couture, wearing a lilac ensemble, a fitted-ruffled-flair skirt with an embroidered blouse with bell sleeves. A bold choice, she looked like a million bucks. On the other hand, Yatin matched her in a dapper tuxedo. They both looked like a million bucks!

The Wedding

For the wedding day, they went with classic décor that complemented their looks and made them the focus. So, they had huge bubble light chandeliers, white and red flowers adorned everything with touches of peach here and there. The whole venue was filled with white and red floral hangings, flowy red drapes, vintage gold frames and the bubble light chandeliers created an intimate romantic setting for the night.

As every aspect of their wedding was well-thought of, the couple stunned one and all with their choice wedding outfits too. As they had wanted to be the centre of attention, Silvy chose a brilliant royal blue lehenga embroidered with flowers and birds as her wedding ensemble. She completed her look with heavy polki jewellery and smokey eyes. And as for Yatin, never the one to be left behind, he looked amazing in cream-coloured embroidered sherwani with peach ascents.

Their wedding was a royal affair held at the Sona Grand Resort in Ludhiana on 9th February 2020.

About the Photographer

We chose Deepika’s Deep Clicks to capture the most beautiful times of our life and we’re super satisfied. The whole team is so professional and cooperative. They were on time for every function and knew exactly what to do. Each and every member was creative in their own ways yet worked in such harmony. And of course, the owners’ Deepika and Sunny were super friendly and comfortable to work with they paid such minute attention to what we wanted and worked so hard to deliver just that. Kudos to the whole team!

 

The Dream Team

Photographer- Deepika’s Deep Clicks

Bridal wear- Royalista Fashion Ludhiana

Groom’s wear- Royalista Fashion Ludhiana & Raman Vij Designs

Makeup Artist- Aarushi Oswal

Chura covers – Pirohi by NB

Outfit- Youngberry

Makeup- Makeupbysilvymehta

Floral jewellery- Flair by Tanvi

Kaleere – The Craft Box by Riya Sapra

Necklace- Attrangi

Nails- Ginniz bridal n nail studio

Mehendi- Kali Ghata Mehand

Aakash & Dhruvita Anand : When cupid arranged a love-match for Dhruvita and Aakash!

Some times cupid needs a little push to bring two soulmates together. And in the case of Dhruvita and Aakash, it was Dhruvita’s mother who steered them towards their common goal – their holy matrimony! 

Dhruvita and Aakash, both natives of Anand, Gujarat were introduced to each other through common friends. First, it was the only friendship that mattered the most but soon they realised there was more to their story. However, Dhruvita took matters in her hand after five years of just being friends! She confessed her feelings to Aakash on a call and proposed to him! He obviously said yes and the best part is, Dhruvita’s mom firmly believed in their relationship and the fact that they would make a happy, successful couple. 

She was instrumental in making this love cum arrange match a success! 

The Wedding

As both Dhruvita and Aakash belonged to the same community, things were really smooth for them when it came to planning their wedding. The wedding festivities started with a Haldi ceremony, followed by Grah Shanti Puja, a Garba raas cum sangeet function, engagement and then the wedding. 

For her engagement, Dhruvita wore teal and pale blue lehenga with floral embroidery. Aakash matched her look by wearing a sherwani in the shade of blue with similar work on it. For the Garba function, they were colour coordinated again – she wore a wine and off white lehenga with a Bandhani dupatta with mirror work. Aakash wore Kurta pajama set in the same colours. For their Grah Shanti Puja, Dhruvita wore a beautiful silk lehenga with a patola dupatta. 

For the wedding, as it was a traditional Gujarati wedding, Dhruvita wore a Panetar lehenga, i.e. a deep bottle green velvet lehenga skirt with an ivory coloured dupatta with embroidery. The groom wore a sherwani in ivory with matching embroidery. An interesting fact to note is that both the bride and groom are deeply religious. Therefore, they recreated their beliefs and faith in their wedding attires. Dhruvita’s choli depicted the Akshardham Temple through embroidery while Aakash’s shawl had the same design. 

The Dream Team

Photographer-Pradip Suthar 

Makeup artist- Parul Mehta

Wedding planner/decorator –  Hari Mandap and their team 

Ajinkya & Amrita Jaipur : Simple and fun-filled Maharashtrian wedding in Rajasthan

Here’s an effervescent bride and a cute groom with an equally cute love story! Meet Amrita and Ajinkya 🙂

Their story spans across states – Punjab, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Jaipur. Let’s unravel their story now… 

Marathi Mulgi Amrita moved to the land of Kulche Chole aka Punjab for work. She was working as a marketing manager for Uber at that point in time. At the same, Ajinkya happened to move to Punjab as well for work. He headed the Punjab region for Godrej FMCG products. So, both were in an alien town without their families and loved ones. Hence, their friends were all they had! And as lady luck planned it, they both met via common friends. But what attracted them to each other was their common language – Marathi! Living in Punjab, away from their family, away from their culture… this friendship was godsent! 

Soon they both started hanging out more often and realised they had many things in common. Around this time, Ajinkya’s parents were looking to set him up with a good match. And this is when Ajinkya proposed to Amrita! They had been more than friends for a while and really liked each other. So, the deed was done – Ajinkya took Amrita to meet his parents and well… they loved her! 

On the other hand, Amrita’s parents loved Ajinkya on meeting him! And just like that, their wedding was fixed. Now, this was a Maharashtrian wedding and as per expectation, it should have taken place in either Mumbai where Amrita’s parents lived or in their native place but nope… that wasn’t on the cards!

Actually Ajinkya’s family is based out of Jaipur and so, the couple decided to host their wedding in the Pink City. But before we get into the wedding details, here is an interesting backstory as to why ‘Jaipur’? 

Three hundred years ago, Ajinkya’s great-great-grandfather was invited by the then king of Jaipur to be their main priest presiding over the rituals. Hence, the entire family moved to Jaipur. And since then, they have made Jaipur their home. 

The Wedding

The wedding was hosted at Hotel Aapno Rajasthan and Holiday Resort. The wedding festivities began with the Shrimant Pooja. Here Amrita wore a stunning paithani saree in deep orange followed by a red saree. For her haldi ceremony, as the function demands, she wore a beautiful yellow Anarkali suit with a white jaal work dupatta. 

For her mehendi, she wore an off-white lehenga and looked super cute! Ajinkya complimented her in a dark blue bandhgala-dhoti set. 

On the day of the wedding, Amrita wore three different outfits! First, a beautiful red saree followed by a beautiful pale blue lehenga. She completed her look with polki jewellery. At the end of the wedding, for the couple’s Griha Pravesh, Amrita changed into yet another heavy paithani – mango yellow with a green border. Ajinkya wore traditional attire too and looked every bit dapper!  

The Dream Team

Photographer- Cinewire

Bridal wear – Roopkala
Groomswear – Manyawar
Makeup artist – Bhavika Saluja

Vishesh & Sanya Mumbai : A love story that began more than a decade ago, reinstills our faith in the concept of soulmates.

“In one lifetime you may love many times, but one love will burn your soul forever.”

Such is the story of Sanya and Vishesh, two individuals who proved that true love is all you need to be with someone for a lifetime… 

About the lovebirds

Sanya and Vishesh met in the beginning of 2008 as part of a skiing trip in Shimla, which was organized by school. They were acquaintances, but lost touch. They  met again at the end of 2008 for a trip to Malaysia and that is when they became really good friends. 

On the way back to Mumbai, Vishesh asked Sanya out on a date. A few months went by and he kept pursuing her for the same and she kept thinking about it. Finally, on March 17th, 2019, she said YES! 

The bride, Sanya Puri, says, “We dated for close to three years. However, in 2011 we mutually separated. After this, Vishesh shifted to London to pursue his Bachelor’s degree, but we remained friends. Although we were friends, we only spoke occasionally. We got back together in 2015. It felt like we were destined to be together. Vishesh and I hung out for a few months and then we realized that we were more than just friends. Once we got back in September 2016, there was no looking back. It just felt right! Ten years of knowing each other, and here we are eagerly waiting to spend a lifetime together.”

The Wedding Festivities 

Bhajan Sandhya

The bride wore a beautiful Jayanti Reddy purple and gold Banarasi lehenga, while the groom wore a neon green sherwani. The decor was ethereal and floral. The seating arrangement comprised of pastel upholstery and was rather comfortable and refreshing. The entrance to the bhajan sandhya saw brass elements, cascading lamps, candles and gorgeous floral arrangements. 

Mehendi

The mehendi function saw Sanya donning a vibrant blue outfit, one of the first she picked up on an outfit research trip to Delhi. Vishesh went in for something unconventional- a light pink indo-western asymmetrical sherwani. 

Sangeet and Cocktail

Sanya looked like a million bucks in an olive green cocktail lehenga by Manish Malhotra, while Vishesh looked dapper in a wine coloured tux. The couple’s LIT hashtag ‘SanGotHerVish’ was rather eye-catching! The decor saw some rustic yet refreshing elements. The function saw dhamakedaar dance performances, the cake cutting ceremony, and the couple exchanging rings. 

Haldi

The bride and groom had separate haldi ceremonies. Sanya was seen wearing an understated yellow outfit, while Vishesh wore a simple yellow kurta. 

Wedding

For the wedding, Sanya wanted something that made her look like a classic bride, reason being she zeroes in on a traditional red heavily embellished Sabyasachi lehenga. The groom wore a classic white embroidered sherwani and paired it with a multi-hued safa and a stole.

The decor was rather extravagant. The mandap comprised of vintage crystal chandeliers, ornate pillars bedecked with roses and a magnificent floral chandelier.

After Party

The bride looked stunning in a a gorgeous blue outfit. To this the bride adds, “I wanted an amit Aggarwal piece I was very sure about it. I met him and asked him to design an easy going dress which he did. A teal blue dress.” 

About the photographer (Isrrani Photography) 

“Megha and her whole team, dhiraj and all the others are amazing. Dedicated and Passionate about their job. And when you see their body of work you realise that.”

About the footwear 

“All my footwear was done up beautifully by nidhi from Leonish. 

She is a sweetheart gives the best solutions and makes the most comfortable heels for brides like me who wanted to dance till 6am every morning which I sure did.”

About makeup and hair (Draameinbaaz)

“Varsha Gidwani also happens to be a family friend when she was always on my list of make up artists I would contact whenever I decide to marry. And luckily for me she was available on those dates for my timings of functions. Vidya did a fab job with my hair.”

Problems suring wedding planning

“Venue. Haha. We had to change the date thrice cause we wanted Taj lands end at any cost. Honestly I’d like to tell every to be bride and groom the day you decide to get married is the day you start looking for venues especially in Mumbai and in wedding season since our wedding was in the peak November season. 

It goes the same with all the other bookings whether it’s make up artists or wedding planners.”

Most Memorable Moment 

When I was walking towards vishesh under my phoolon ki chaddar carried by my brothers with all my loved ones walking around me. I was a nervous wreck. But his sight calmed me down. It’s like only both of us existed in that moment. 

Tips for other brides and grooms

Please make sure to give those 5 mins to your photographers to capture the memories you will look at for a lifetime. Don’t be in a hurry. I regret not giving them enough time. 

Dream Team

 

Photography – Isrrani Photography

Bridal couture:

Bhajan Sandhya – Jayanti Reddy label 

Mehendi – Asiana couture 

Cocktail – Manish Malhotra 

Wedding – Sabyasachi Mukherjee

After Party- Amit Aggarwal

Footwear (all functions)- Leonish

Designer for groom (all functions) – Deepak Parwani 

Make up artist (all functions) – Draameinbaaz 

Hair by (all functions) – Vidya Pathak 

Event organised by – Krayonz entertainment 

Prateek & Eesha Baku : This couple had a spectacular Punjabi wedding on the threshold of the mesmerizing Caspian Sea!

Envisage this – mountain ranges, semi-arid plains, historic towns, wildlife and hundreds of kilometres of coastline. This is what Azerbaijan’s beauty is all about. It is not called the ‘Land of Fire’ for no reason!

Now imagine tying the knot with your loved one against such a picturesque natural backdrop- magical, isn’t it? 

Read more to know about how Eesha and Prateek tied the knot in the most opulent way possible: 

The Wedding Festivities

Bhajan Sandhya

The festivities began on a spiritual note, with an ode to the almighty. It was an intimate affair with close friends and family. Eesha wore a simple yet elegant grey ensemble, paired with ethnic earrings a statement passa. Prateek wore a white kurta with a pink jacket.

Mehendi and Pool Party

The couple had a pool party for their mehendi ceremony. Eesha and Prateek’s family and friends were seen having a gala time! Eesha looked like a million bucks in an indigo lehenga, paired with floral jewellery and ethnic gold jhumkaas. Prateek wore a mint green kurta with printed traditional motifs. The decor was chic with pink canopies and floral arrangements. 

Sangeet

Since the wedding was in Baku, the theme of ‘Middle East meets Mediterranean.’. The decor witnessed vintage arches, Arabic domes, and gorgeous floral arrangements. The bride flaunted a traditional pink Banarsi saree, while the groom sported an indigo tuxedo.

Anand Karaj 

A relatively simple function dominated by a spiritual atmosphere, the Anand Karaj was a refreshing ceremony. The bride wore a white lehenga with gotta work and paired it with a dupatta which had hues of light pink and light blue. Prateek wore a simple kurta with a mauve bandhgala jacket which had deer prints. 

Wedding

The wedding ceremony took place on the lush greens of Dreamland Golf Club in Baku. The groom made a grand entry like a modern-day-prince in a horse-driven carriage. Eesha wore a heavily embellished traditional red lehenga and heavy kundan jewellery. Prateek wore a beige sherwani  with baby pink prints. The highlight of the wedding was the outdoor function with a pretty opulent mandap and floral decor. 

After Party 

The after-party was a power-packed night full of fun!

The ceremony witnessed a whole lot of entertainment in terms of professional dancers, music performances, etc. The couple and their family and friends played a lot of games like shoe games, etc. Not to miss their wedding hashtag!

Reception

The bride looked super gorgeous in a bronze lehenga, while the groom wore a black suit. The decor was rustic with foliage and ferns and the colour palette used was majorly gold and black. 

Dream Team-

Photography and Videography- Cinelove Productions

Bridal outfit (wedding)- Anita Dongre

Wedding Planner- Chapter 2 Events 

Rajat & Priyanka Gurugram : Colourful outfits and ethnic decor- this shaadi is #goals for couples who want to keep it desi!

Every ceremony had its own flavour and charm owing to the use of vibrant colours, authentic decor and the choice of outfits. 

About the couple..

Priyanka was working in Dubai and Rajat in Abu Dhabi, when they were introduced during lunch, by a couple of mutual friends on a weekend. After lunch, they grabbed coffee and later mid-evening, sheesha. The two just didn’t want the day to end! This meeting was the beginning of their love story. 

Rajat would travel to Dubai on every weekend to meet her, until her parents agreed to finally meet and the Roka was fixed. “Since we were both busy on weekends, he would come every weekend to meet me and hence I’d like to call my story, ‘The Weekend Love Story’.”

Since Rajat is Punjabi and Priyanka is Garhwali, initially there were a few apprehensions on part of their respective families, however, with time things ironed out for the better and they decided to get hitched!

The Wedding Festivities..

Mehendi

The mehendi saw the bride dressed in a bottle green ensemble with gold and pink embellishments. The decor was authentic, with the backdrop made out of loads of colourful, shiny umbrellas. It was an intimate affair with friends and family and seemed to be an enjoyable one!

Sangeet and Engagement

This function had a retro theme and the decor was customized and quirky. Rajat looked debonair in his black tux, while Priyanaka dazzled in her beige, gold and neon orange lehenga. After the couple exchanged rings, there was a whole lot of dancing, masti and fun.

Morning Pooja and Wedding

The day kicked off with the morning pooja ceremony.  The bride wore a lemon-yellow suit and minimalistic makeup.

The wedding was an extravagant affair. The mandap looked bright gorgeous with neon drapes, bedecked with flowers. The groom wore a white sherwani, while the bride wore a stunning gold and beige lehenga. 

Reception

Rajat wore a black bandhgala jacket with trousers, while Priyanka looked like a million bucks in a traditional red and gold saree. The stage decoration was rather classy and elegant- with ferns and foliage and large chandeliers. 

The team which made the wedding a success-

Photographer- The Wedding Rhymer- Rudresh

Venue- Le Meridien, Gurgaon

Brideswear- Shahpur Jat

Groomswear- Nasir

Makeup artist- Makeup mafia-Saloni

Wedding planner/decorator- Pankhury Sharma & Co.

Karan & Innayat Delhi : This bride who did her own make up and looked stunning is major #bridegoals this wedding season!

How many of us have heard of a bride doing her own makeup?

I presume not many of us! However, this new-age bride aced her look by doing her own makeup for each function and raised the bar!

The couple’s decision of having unconventional outfits and offbeat themes  made this wedding a major inspiration for all! Read on to know more about this cute love story , which may make you go weak in the knees…

About the couple:

A carefree and spirited, 20-year-old Innayat hardly believed in the concept of destiny or in the fact that our future is already planned and written. Little did she know that all these myths she had about destiny, would be busted overnight.

Innayat, originally from New Zealand, was on a vacation at Scotland. On the last night of her holiday, she was partying at her friend’s place, when she met Karan. He was pursuing his higher studies in Scotland. They got chatting all night and later added each other on Facebook. Little did they know that this meeting would actually decide their fate. When they reminisce this moment, it still melts their hearts and makes them blush! Believe it or not, it is making us blush too…

For the next two years, the two messaged each other almost every day on Facebook. They had started feeling for each other, but both were too stubborn or probably too scared to admit the same. A glaring reason for this was the problems that revolve around long distance relationships.

Nevertheless, they couldn’t hide their emotions and feelings from one another for too long and they decided to give it a shot. Inaaayat and Karan were ready to give it their all in order to make this relationship work, love being the driving force. One thing led to another and they finally decided to tie the knot.

While Karan is inspired by her positivity, passion and her determination, for Innayat there cannot be a more caring and sensitive person than the love of her life. Karan is her lifeline and Innayat is his world!

The Wedding events-

Although the couple had a wedding planner, they played a major role in most of the decision-making process. The bride especially took keen interest in the overall planning and made sure she made a statement, whether it was with her outfits, her makeup or the decor!

Bhajan Sandhya and Haldi

The Bhaajan Sandhya was a rather small and intimate affair. The bride and groom kept it simple and adorned pastel outfits. Even the guests were seen flaunting elegant and sober outfits.

The haldi ceremony, as usual, was full of shades of yellow! The bride wanted it to be a private affair, simplistic yet full of fun and entertainment!

Mehendi and Cocktail

The Mehendi function with a blue and white Greek theme stood out the most. Not only was the decor according to the theme, but the couple had asked all the guests do dress up in the same colour pallette as well, making it more fun and exciting.

For the cocktail function, there was no theme in particular. But, the bride made sure everyone was dressed to impress in enigmatic gowns.

Wedding

The wedding was elaborate and gave us the feeling of a ‘Big fat Indian wedding’. The grandeur, the outfits and the jewellery completely won over us! The decor was mesmerizing and the bride and groom look absolutely fantastic.

The bride wanted her unique style to stand out in all her ceremonies and we can say that she her look is major goals for new age brides. Her elegance, her panache and her taste in styles, colours and trends made us swoon over her entire look!!

The bride’s unmatchable makeup..

Being a famous makeup artist herself and having an Instagram account with thousands of followers (Valaari by Innayat), getting dolled up was not quite a difficult task for the bride. 

The wedding ceremonies started off with a Bhajan Sandhya, for which the bride flaunted very minimalistic and classy makeup to go with her outfit. She wanted to keep it fresh and simple!

The iconic bottle green gown she adorned for her cocktail, definitely called for some dramatic makeup. She totally won us over with her look with green smokey eyes, nude lipstick and of course lots of natural glow, keeping a good balance between the outfit and her makeup choice.

For the mehendi function, the bride chose to use a classic eyeliner with pink lipstick to compliment her blingy, mirror-work outfit made us drool!!

For her wedding, she ditched going all glittery and shimmery and gave herself the classic look. She wanted to look herself and stuck to smokey eyes to enhance her eyes, dark lipstick and bronze eye makeup. This made her look classy, modern and brought out the glow on her face.

She managed to maintain an excellent balance between her makeup and her outfits, not going to over-the-top and not missing the mark in a single function.

About the photographer..

“When it comes to wedding photography, there’s a whole lot of average and it’s easy to make the wrong choice. With Dipak Studios, we quickly realized that this would work. We drooled over his portfolio and hoped that if we managed to get something even half as nice as this, our wedding would be a success! The shots were insanely good and if you’re planning to get hitched soon, you should definitely go in for Dipak Studios.”

About the designer..

Ditching outfits by conventional designers, the bride looked for someone who could up her shaadi game and thus she chose the designer, Roli Maheshwari.

“She was my backbone throughout the wedding. She customized all my outfits and her work was simply impeccable. She would patiently help me plan my outfits while I was still at New Zealand, sending me pictures all the time. I loved her work!”

Vendors-

Photography- Dipak Studios

Venue-

Veda’s luxury farms and Orana hotels and resorts

Designer- Roli Maheshwari

Makeup by- Valaari by Innayat (The bride)

Roshan & Gayatri Mumbai : Themed functions, lots of celebration and grandeur – this couple got hitched in a regal way!

Gayatri and Roshan tied the knot at Panvel in a typical, traditional Maharashtrian-style wedding. It was a grand palace wedding, with a different, elaborate theme for every function. The colours, the vibe, the outfits and the grand decoration, all of this collectively made this it stand out.

Their Story..

It all started when the couple met for the first time in Mumbai at a common friend’s party. They met very casually and thereafter they never even spoke again. Roshan had flown down from U.S.A, while at that time Gayatri was practicing dentistry. Little did they know that destiny would play its part and unite them in the most unimaginable way possible. Don’t believe us? Read on…

Gayatri went to Boston to complete her further studies and she accidentally bumped into him at a cafe. Another casual meeting and exchange of numbers. But, this time they stayed in touch! Within a span of just 3 months they knew they were made for each other.

They returned to India during the Christmas break and when their families approved, they decided to tie the knot.

What a love story!!

The Wedding..

The bride was very eager that she always wanted a palace wedding. This is something she definitely didn’t want to compromise on. When we think of a palace wedding we immediately connect it to a Jaipur or Udaipur wedding and so did the couple. But the distance and the fact that it would be cumbersome for friends and family from Mumbai to travel made them change their mind. But only the location changed and not the theme! The couple’s family did a fab job and found a location for them that made them so happy that they could tick off all their desires from the checklist!

There were a host of functions with different themes and we completely fell in love with each and every one of them.

For the haldi, there was a Rajasthani mela theme- umbrellas, flowers and a whole lot of YELLOW! For the sangeet, the bride and groom decided to have a royal Bollywood night, while for the reception they stuck to a royal theme.

The couple couldn’t physically be present while the wedding was being planned, reason being they both were at Boston, however, their families and friends made it happen!!!

Nonetheless, they were a part of the entire planning and decision-making process. While family took care of venues, catering and accomodation, friends took care of getting vendors for makeup, jewellery and dresses. They would share the instagram handles with Gayatri, making it easier for her to shortlist the vendors that would be suitable to make her D-day more exciting!

The bride and groom looked stunning at each and every function. From the outfits to the jewellery- everything was perfect, well thought about and inspiring. This wedding is major goals for any to-be-couple.

About Movie’ing moments..

“Movie’ing moments is the best team ever. They became like our family yet so professional with the photos. We did so many shoots and it was so much fun. The output is amazing. They are simply the best.”

Vendors-

Photographer- Movie’ing moments

Venue- Ayush Resort, Panvel

Makeup artist- Kajol Paswan

Hair-Kajol Paswan

Wedding jewellery- Ramdas jewellery

Reception jewellery- Kohar jewellery

Decor- Sangeet Weddings

Mehendi artist- Riddhi