Pretty Evening Delhi Wedding With a Chic Touch!
BY Latha Sunadh | 25 Aug, 2016 | 2556 views | 5 min read
Lord of the Rings as a wedding theme? How many people can boast of that? Apparently none. That's what makes Utsav and Harin's wedding special. Because the bride from Singapore practically went from pillar to post customising the theme oh-so-carefully into her Mehendi and destination Wedding. From her Mehendi outfit which resembled a LOTR cape to the sweet tee shirts she made for her friends and family - this was one wedding that as her friends say, the Indian version of Alice in Wonderland. Photography was by Dipak Studios Wedding Photography .
Meet Utsav & Harin
"Utsav and I met in New Zealand back in 2004 when we were first year university students. Our story has since blossomed and the rest, as they say, is history. We got engaged in Singapore in 2013 and finally got married in 2016 after 12 years of courtship" explains Harin.
From The Bride:
"When discussing wedding venues we narrowed our options to Singapore and India. Needless to say India came out on top because it has such a vast array of wedding options to choose from, and it is much easier to have a fully customisable Indian wedding," says Harin.
"I started off with our wedding invite, I wanted it to be different, out of the box concept invite. After much brainstorming, we had finally come up with a theme – Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) inspired Indian wedding invites. After much research I came across Puneet Gupta who was intrigued by the idea and took on the challenge. Puneet delivered on my vision so well that our guests were completely blown away and impressed by the idea," explains Harin.
"This led me to incorporate further LOTR touches to the wedding. We got Puneet to design hotel keycard holders along with thank you notes for the guests and LOTR influenced coasters as door gifts for all the guests. For my Haldi function, I designed LOTR t-shirts for my family and guests. And thanks to Ridhi Mehra, I was able to wear a cape jumpsuit for my mehendi function. It was similar enough to reflect a medieval cloak from LOTR! I also got some props specially designed in Singapore incorporating LOTR quotes (my favourite was the frame!!) ," adds Harin.
"The mehendi décor itself was traditional – filled with colour, marigolds, rickshaw and a swing! In contrast, the wedding night was simple, sober and pure (with a touch of elegance) where white with a hint of gold décor were the main design elements. I can’t thank Jagteshwar enough for the décor! His team did such a splendid job. I remember one of my friends saying that the minute she walked into the mehendi venue it felt like Alice in Wonderland (the Indian version).
I would also like to include a special mention to Rashi and her lovely sister Bhavya! Their work was so intricate and brilliant. While the girls got their mehendi done, we also hired pagriwalas for the boys. But Rashi’s mehendi designs were so remarkable that by the end of the day, the boys were also getting mehendi done! We also gave out potlis to the ladies at the mehendi and Purnima Raste designed vibrant colored potlis that complimented the décor beautifully.
In terms of my outfit, I would describe myself as a minimalistic bride, I chose a Tarun Tahilini lehenga for the wedding and an indowestern saree gown for the cocktail night, with minimal jewellery. I was fortunate enough to meet with Sumit (Apala) who was able to put together a beautiful polki set just two days before the wedding!!!!" adds Harin.
"Not being from India, and trying to organise a wedding here has been a mission. But we got there in the end. And I have been very recently informed that the wedding invite which I designed together with Puneet, has won the GIWA award - best invitation. Wed Me Good blog has been EXCELLENT! I found most of my vendors through this site. And the reviews written by previous brides were also of a huge help to me. One mistake that I did was not investing enough time and money in sourcing a good photographer/videographer
. One of my photographers didn't even show up at my Haldi. But in the end, everything worked out!," explains Harin.
Vendors: Venue: Mehendi at Trident; Sangeet at Hilton Garden Inn; Wedding at Vivanta by Taj Decor: Jagteshwar Singh & Team, Elements Decor Mehendi Artist: Rashi & Bhavya Aggarwal - Alankritaa Bride's Outfits: Sangeet & Wedding Outfits by Tarun Tahiliani; Mehendi Outfit by Ridhi Mehra Groom's Outfits: Mehendi Outfit by Brahaan by Narains ; Sangeet Outfit by Maharajah, Singapore; Wedding Outfit by Diwan Saheb Jewellery: Wedding jewellery by AApala by Sumit ; Sangeet jewellery by Lovisa, Singapore Makeup Artist: Mehendi / Sangeet by Makeup by Deepti Khaitan Makeup ; Wedding by Daniel Bauer Invitations & Favours: Puneet Gupta Invitations Photography & Videography: Dipak Studios Wedding Photography