For the Mehendi sundowner, I chose the rooftop of Oricon house in Kalaghoda, overlooking the majestic Prince of Wales Museum. This was a more intimate affair for close friends and family. We decorated the space with flowers, candles, dream catchers and fairy lights.
Our Parsi function was held at the Colaba Seth Jeejeebhoy Dadabhoy Agiary Baug. This is a popular venue for Parsi weddings and gets booked out as far ahead as a year?s time. It is where my father and late mother had their wedding reception as well, so it was a sentiment for me to have my wedding reception here as well. The dcor was simply sensational.
. The dcor was simply sensational. We worked with Afreen florists, who did a fantastic job. I envisioned the color scheme to be a combination of whites, pale pinks and some greens and lots of lights. I wanted the dcor to be elegant and grand but not over the top.
My hair & makeup artist for this function was Lekha Shah from the Cut Collective and she created a look, which went perfectly with the rest of my ensemble. The highlight was my hairstyle; a beautiful floral crown with a lovely messy braid. I love dressing up and being creative with my looks, my Mehendi look was inspired by none other than Princess Jasmine ( she was always one of my favorite Disney characters while growing up).
Our DJ for the night was DJ Kumar Swamy (is one of the most popular DJs in Mumbai's elite and celebrity party circuit known for his signature style of spinning Electronic Dance Music. His passion for Electronic Dance Music and his spinning style has captivated all the house music lovers' attention in Mumbai and other cities').
For the Mehendi function, I went with a gorgeous Payal Singal lehenga. I resonate with her contemporary designs; she approaches traditionally with a renewed perspective. After a personal consultation with the designer, we decided to go for her beautiful off-shoulder lehenga in a turquoise blue, which would fit perfectly into my bohemian theme.
Designer and former Miss India (mother of fashion designer Zara Umrigar) Sabita Dhanrajgir designed the beautiful outfits I wore for my Parsi functions (ceremony and reception) We sat together and discussed every detail and then watched the outfit come alive; the outfit was a lehenga with an attached dupatta. The colour scheme was ivory with gold embroidery and lots of added sparkles. We added a net frill at the bottom for a little bit of drama. She created a beautiful heavily embroidered sari for my parsi blessing is a pastel pink. Parsi brides usually wear white or pastel shades.
For the very last function; which was a Sangeet cum Reception I approached, Sherina Dalamal?s luxury label Cherie D. Her creations are elegant, ultra-feminine with just the right amount of bling. I was delighted with my outfit, a dark pink lehenga with a heavily embroidered skirt in dull gold. I felt every bit the princess.
For the Hindu puja/ garland ceremony, I wore a fabulous Anarkali by Varun & Nidhika. Varun suggested that a coral shade would look best on my skin tone. I teamed this with a Polki set.
For my reception, I wore a dark pink lehenga with a heavily embroidered skirt in dull gold. I felt every bit the princess. The outfit was complimented perfectly by a gorgeous polki set from Khurana jewelers.
We practiced our dances choreographed by Ruchi of Rhythm State a few days leading up to the function, but the dances couldn?t have gone better and were just so much fun.
We had a live chaat counter with a twist ? inventive/ innovative varieties of chaat were served, along with shawarmas and other finger food and most importantly a designated section for deserts and lots of candy - all catered by Gaia.
The famous Tanaz Godiwala catered the evening. For those of you would don?t know, she is renowned for her brilliant Parsi food, and no wedding is complete without her delicious food.