A Contemporary Tale Of Indian Romance

“I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end.” -Franz Kafka

 

Apurva & Ankit truly justifies this quote by Kafka. They met through a common friend, who tried to set them up without them knowing. Initially, they did not vibe, but their love for food and meme preferences helped them work their way through the initial conversations and move on to the stage where they made a beautiful commitment of lifetime to each other. Their hashtag #ThatAnkitGotBhand, a whimsical blend of their names, tells us how crazy they are for each other.

“While we may seem an odd couple, we did grow to love and understand each other in a very short period of time. Ankit not only encourages my profession but also actively participates in decision making  He pushes me forward and wants me to achieve my goals even post my marriage. For us, size, shape, color, and age are not only overrated but indecisive to know somebody’s personality. For us, it just meant US, despite any differences.” – Apurva, the bride.

 

 

 

 

 

The decor was bewitching! Planned by Damini Oberoi from Q Events & Weddings, it was something very different from what the city has usually witnessed. It was extravagant yet classy. Damini Oberoi- “We started by deciding to do the sangeet in colors that are usually used in a day event so we chose yellow with a hint of baby pink. A pathway of candles stands & flowers which ended into a gorgeous photo op with a neon sign “Love”. To give a unique twist, we added decor in an abstract way over the LED screen on the stage. Our Bar was designed keeping in mind that the sangeet was going to turn into an after-party & so we made a chandelier of disco balls over the bar which created a luminous effect in the venue. We chose dual-toned sequin linen with big round centerpieces that had candles. Mika Singh, a famous Indian singer was the star performer of the evening post which DJ Zubair from Dubai took over until the wee hours of the morning.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The couple wanted a contemporary setup that reflects the essence of a true Indian wedding. The walkway to the wedding was created with walls made with fresh greens & large French window-shaped mirrors. The walkway above the mandap was a 140ft ceiling made with bougainvillea and greens hanging along with bulbs that gave a starry night effect to the reception which was followed after the Hindu ceremony. There were three large pink/red peacocks adjacent to a larger-than-life metallic tree with white phaleanopis and Indian bells that gave a magnificent look to the overall theme and amazed everyone present at the ceremony.

 

 

 

 

A soulful musical experience was curated throughout the wedding. It was a seamless blend of traditional music with the western one. There were live musicians during the Varmala and Pheras. The furniture was all fancy with printed fabric in some places, marble tops, mirror top tables, and gorgeous garden sofas. The Food Section has an island salad bar which had a massive floral structure with 5 large chandeliers hanging above it.

 

 


Vendors:
Wedding Planner, Decor & Designer: Damini Oberoi, Q Events & Weddings
Photography / Videography: Shutters N Frames
Location: The Westin Hotel, Pune, India
Sound: HK Sound
Lights: Live Space Productions Pvt Ltd
Furniture : Ovation Events Rental & Rentastic Events Rental
Bride Sangeet Outfit: Gaurav Gupta
Groom Sangeet Outfit: Manish Malhotra
Sangeet Make Up: Sonia Kewalramani
Sangeet Hair: Arif Salmani
Visuals: Himanshu Mankar
Artist At Sangeet: Mika Singh
DJ: DJ Zubair 
Bride Wedding Outfit: JADE by Monica And Karishma
Groom Wedding Outfit: Kunal Rawal
Wedding Make Up: Sonia Kewalramani
Wedding Hair: Anchal Morwani
Musicians At The Wedding (Entry & Pheras): Nitin Satav & Group
Musicians At The Wedding Reception: Amar Khandha
Catering: Shahji’s Catering & Banquets
Sweets: Dadu’s Sweet Emporio Official