Our venue was ITC Gardenia and I have to say, just like Jay and my relationship, it was truly fate that made this gorgeous and hospitable hotel our hosts. When I walked into ITC Gardenia, I was literally transported from to a beautiful airy garden. From the open layout of their lobby, to the mouth-watering food (hats off to Chef Papa Rao), ITC impressed us and every single one of our guests. Their staff and leadership went above and beyond in accommodating us and while we did hit a few hiccups and hurdles, they did everything to make sure we left wanting to return. With picturesque interiors, welcoming staff, and luxurious accomodations, ITC really made the wedding a memorable one for our familes and friends.
Our decor and event planning team was Taarini Weddings. Without Taarini, my wedding would not have been as beautiful and unforgettable as it was for us or our guests. I cannot stress how much we relied on them before and during the events, especially since we were planning for 8 months from the other side of the world. Every couple wants their wedding to be the only priority of their planners and that's what Taarini offers. Soumya, Abhilash, and their dedicated team supported our every need, offered valuable suggestions/recommendations, and accommodated numerous last minute requests and changes with a smile on their faces. Their execution of the events and decor was exactly what I asked for and they eased so much of the stress in the planning process for us.
My makeup for all events was done by The PowderPuff Girl (Mumbai) & through her recommendation my hair and styling was done by Sunita hairstylist (Mumbai). Rishika Shetty, owner of The PowderPuff Girl, is an extremely talented makeup artist and one who understands her bride's needs while also enhancing their best features. I knew I made the right choice with The PowderPuff Girl with all the compliments I received and specifically on certain details of each look. I therefore also knew I was in great hands with Sunita of Sunita hairstylist. I only spoke to Sunita a couple of times before the wedding and had sent a few pictures of what I was looking for and it turned out to be all I needed! Her talent is her ability to individualize each hair-style for her bride instead of copying the look completely. For styling, I was really grateful that she made some of my heavier garments easy to carry throughout the events.
Parekh Cards (Mumbai) took care of our wedding invites on both sides for guests in India and US. All of their options were not only beautiful but also reasonably priced. They were quick with our orders and it was so easy to place orders online and work with them through the proofing. I loved my wedding invite so much that I made sure that some elements were captured within our wedding (decor and welcome letter/event list in guest hampers).
Mehendi, Sangeet, & Reception outfits were all from Bharti's at White Solitaire (Mumbai). In my opinion, this store is literally a hidden gem. Until I walked into their charming store, I was having a really tough time finding anything I remotely liked. They have a very eclectic collection and customize outfits to fit your budget without compromising quality. Each Bharti's piece I wore is so special to me!
After much online searching and looking through millions of videos and pictures, I found House on the Clouds through WedMeGood. Their unique, cool, and modern style is exactly what I wanted to capture our wedding story. We had so much fun working with them from the pre-wedding shoot and through all the wedding events. So far we have come upon some epic and emotional photos and their videography of our sangeet was exactly what we wanted! I cannot wait for our wedding trailer!!