When you see the bride and groom doing the "Ram Leela" pose on an old Royal Enfield, you feel you've entered a Bollywood wedding. Then you spot Sri Devi, Abhishek Bacchan and more and you KNOW you have entered a Bollywood wedding . Udaipur's Jagmandir Palace played host to Ashka & Paarth as wedding planners, F5 Weddings
planning every detail meticulously with vintage cars with glittery moustaches , colorful brunch decor and fireworks. All the beauty of this wedding was captured by Dream Diaries Photography
Meet Ashka & Paarth
"Paarth and I studied in school together. We have been together for almost a decade. His proposal was the most amazing moment we have shared together (until the wedding, of course!). He hired a flashmob, coordinated with them over the phone and, even, practiced using videos they sent! He made sure to have both our families around for it. We tied the knot a year later in Udaipur" explains Ashka.
The Wedding & Reception
From the bride:
"We wanted a wedding team which was always enthusiastic and came up with so many great ideas for the wedding, that's how we signed on F5 Weddings” says the bride.
"The wedding was not just unconventional in its venue but also in the amount of fun during the ceremonies. The festivities fired up with the Mehendi evening which was themed “Ram Leela”. Traditional Gujarati/Rajasthani was the dress code with glittery ghaghras and bandhni safaas. We drove in together in an auto rickshaw which was adorned with marigolds and some iconic movie dialogue placards.There were plenty of activity stalls to keep guests engaged like fortune reader, DIY jewellery, palm reader and parrot fortune reader" says Ashka.
"Second day saw Firangi Fiesta - the most fun function of the wedding. An informal carnival with exotic dances like Salsa and Bachata and plenty of games like ring toss, knock the cans and balloon shooting made sure the guests were having a good time. Drinks served in fruits were such a highlight! Salsa dancers were seen teaching guests to dance. Stacks of live counters were put up serving flavoured popcorn, popsicles, and candy floss. The second evening witnessed The Sangeet Soiree. The event was all about enjoying the beauty of Zanana Mahal and we entered to the song of Shandaar and cold pyros. The theme was Fairytale Affair and all guests were dressed in Indo-Western attire. Super singer Sonu Nigam got the house down with his popular chartbusters and kept the guests grooving till the wee hours of the night. The pheras was a traditional affair and it was solemnised in none other than Jagmandir. It saw one of the most dramatic baraat entry– by boat on the still waters of lake Pichola" explains Ashka.
"Evening reception was a sit-down dinner which was star-studded with the presence of the King of Mewad and Bollywood celebrities like Rakesh Roshan, Shekhar Suman, Inder Kumar, Jeetandra, Shailesh Lodha, Shaan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali , Abbas Mastan and many more. It is the little-little things that make the biggest difference. A Personalised wedding counter at the airport, flawless travel logistics management, turndown services at night, F5 Weddings took care of the smallest detail of our wedding. We even had personalized seat covers on our Charter plane! Apart from such details, they suggested the coolest entries and carried them out just perfectly" says Ashka.
Wedding & Reception at Jagmandir Palace
; Evening Sangeet at Zanana Mahal
; Reception at Mumbai at Grand Hyatt
; Guest stay at Radisson Palace Hotel Resort & Spa |Wedding Planners: F5 Weddings |Bride's Outfits: Sabyasachi Mukherjee
; Manish Malhotra
; Gaurav Gupta
; Shantanu & Nikhil |Groom's Outfits: Manish Malhotra ; Shyamal Bhumika
; Studio Himmat |Photography & Videography: Dream Diaries Photography |Hair and Makeup: Subhash Shinde |Bartenders: Mix & Flair