Gorgeous Delhi Winter Wedding With A Bride In Fuchsia!
BY Latha Sunadh | 11 May, 2018 | 805 views | 4 min read
A new wedding is here and that means, more color and much more style. This beauty of a wedding first came to us when we spotted this gorgeous bride in a fuchsia Anita Dongre - so simple, so bright yet so subtle. Add in the mix a pistachio green and peach mehendi lehenga, cute little details like the Phantom cigarette sweets, haldi giveaways and the petal cones and you have yourself all the trappings of a perfect summer affair. Photography by Pooja Joseph Photography made sure all the facets of this bride were captured beautifully in the candid shots while the venue, Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon paved the way for a pretty soiree.
Meet Gauri & Anshuman
If I had to describe the first time I met her, all I would, say is J.D. Salinger's quote “She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together," says Anshuman.
"Looking back on it now, that first meeting seems like a lifetime ago. It was just another day at work, little did I know that the ‘new boy in office’ would be the reason for my smile very soon. He was friends with one my friends at work, and eventually hanging out after office in Gurgaon became something we both would look forward to. There was definitely a strong spark, and soon we were spending most of our time together" adds Gauri.
"He always knew how to go the extra mile (in this case, literally) to make me feel special. I was visiting home (Moradabad) for my birthday, and when I woke up, he was right beside me with the most delicious breakfast in bed (which he cooked himself). He had driven all the way, leaving from Delhi in the wee hours of the morning so that he could reach Moradabad before I woke up. It was the best surprise, followed by a beautiful proposal," explains Gauri.
From The Bride:
We held our wedding over the course of a weekend so that we could spend time with family and friends, without it being over in a flash. We didn’t want the party to end, hence we decided on a staycation wedding so that everyone was present all the time, and it felt like it was a holiday filled with celebrations.
I would say the broader theme of our wedding was 'go bespoke'! For me, it was always about the little things, in life and otherwise. I loved incorporating a mix of fun, traditional elements into our big day.
From the hand-painted DIY hangover kits to the phantom cigarettes at the Mehendi (which we had to order on Amazon from Mumbai after failing to find them in Delhi), I wanted to make sure that every detail has a personal touch.
The Mehendi had a carnival theme, with a touch of nostalgia (think kismi bar, phantom cigarettes, bubble makers – to take you back to your childhood). It was a poolside affair with lots of frills, ribbons, picnic tables, canopies and a wooden bar.
At our Mehendi bar, we had pre-filled dispensers with 2 of our signature cocktails, after all, who likes waiting. The idea was to keep it flowing. The overall vibe was relaxed, and we even began our dance performances with a flash mob, rather than the traditional announcement.
The sangeet night was all about dancing the night away with our loved ones and having the time of our lives. There were a lot of hugs, tears, and laughter, as the night turned into dawn (Our after-party suite meant a never-ending party).
For the Haldi, we decided to bring out the beautiful yellows and pinks, since we had gone for soft pastels for the Mehendi. Genda phool, gota and kaleeras were important elements of the haldi decor. And to continue with our DIY theme, we had customised Ubtan jars (courtesy Alba Herbals) as giveaways.
The wedding was a traditional affair with lots of guldawari and roses. We had sunset pheras so we added a touch of yellow to the otherwise ivory, red & gold colour theme. We also kept paper cones with yellow rice (for the jaimala) and rose petals (for the pheras) for guests.
Vendors: Venue: All Events at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon Wedding planner & Decor: Aakar Events Mehendi Artist: Raju Mehendi Artist GK , GK Bridal Outfits: Wedding Outfit Anita Dongre ; Mehendi by Abhinav Mishra ; Haldi by Self Accessories: Needledust Groom's Outfits: Raajshree Sarda Label Jewellery: Wedding Jewellery by M.Raj Sons, GK; Floral jewellery by Anoo Flower Jewellery (Haldi) Makeup: Wedding makeup by Jasmeet Kapany Hair and Makeup ; Mehendi makeup by Speastland; Sangeet makeup by Joynee Invitations: Print Solutions Design Photography: Pooja Joseph Photography Videography: 7th Click Films