of On Cue Productions on her Gurdwara and Christian
wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand
I live in Bombay and I work in the Event Management
field and have my own company called On Cue Productions.
We stage manage all the big awards nights and pageants
in India including Filmfare Awards and Miss India .
I have been doing this for the last 12 years. My husband
Jasjeet Singh was modelling for some extra pocket money
while doing his Engineering degree in Bangalore and
we met while we were both working on an event.
We had a long distance relationship for a few years
and then he moved to Bombay to be closer to me. We have
been seeing each other for the last 10 years. My husband
switched over from engineering to event management and
he now has his own company. The wedding was the biggest
event we have probably managed. Being in this field
it was easy for us on one level but on another it had
to be just perfect down to the last detail since we
knew what it takes to make an event perfect. We were
getting too involved in the details and we had to be
repeatedly reminded that we were the bridal couple and
should assume those roles rather than checking on the
decor, catering etc. But we had vowed no matter what
to enjoy our wedding which I'm glad we actually did!
It was a blast and so much more special because we put
it together ourselves.
Our wedding was in Koh Samui , Thailand because we wanted
to keep it small and have only our near and dear friends
and family there. My friends and family are from Bombay
and around the world and his from all over India . Me
and Jasjeet went to Koh Samui years ago on a holiday
and fell in love with the place. Jasjeet jokingly mentioned
to me that we should get married here. When the time
came to choose a wedding location Koh Samui was the
first choice subject to a Gurdwara being there.
God answered our prayers! A very small bunglow had been
converted into a Gurdwara just 2 years before and we
were the first couple to get married in that gurdwara!
We also had a Christian style exchange of vows on the
beach as I believe in Christianity! Both ceremonies
were radically different and equally beautifull and
My look for the wedding
Being from the event and fashion industry
I have always had a lot of exposure to the best clothes,
make-up, accessories and the latest trends so I pretty
much knew exactly what I wanted for every occasion down
to the last detail and getting it together was very
easy but time consuming!
My company works closely with a lot of stylists so when
it came to choosing my make up and hair stylist the
choice was wide open! But make-up maestros Bharat &
Doris Godambe are like family to me since we have worked
together since so many years. As soon as my wedding
date was finalised I informed them since they usually
get booked months in advance. They unhesitatingly cleared
their calender for me and came to Koh Samui as our guests
and also my stylists! It was very special to have them
7th August – Mehndi function
on the beach
I have been a huge fan of Sabyaschis
(Sabya) clothes and I was dying to wear an outfit by
him at one of my functions. Since this was a casual
beachy function the outfit had to be cool, comfortable
and light. I knew excatly what I wanted from Sabya's
pret range but unfortunately the stores that stock Sabya's
clothes in Bombay don't take orders on the pret line
so with the help of my office girls who handle backstage
on Sabya's shows and a friend of mine who was shooting
with him I sent him a note requesting if he could make
an exception and make a pret outfit for me on order!
I had sent pics of myself, my measurement, and reference
pictures of what I liked from his collection. Sabya
was so touched by my note that he decided to gift me
the outfit! The outfit was beautiful. It was an old
rose print cotton kurta and perfectly suited the occasion
of a mehndi, sagri cum choodi ceremony on the beach!
I wore simple ancestral kundan earrings with it as they
were to be taken off when my in-laws family had to perform
the sagri ceremony which is a Sindi ceremony where the
bride is decked up in floral ornaments!
August- Dinner party
For the dinner party I wore a simple yet elegant peach lace corset and
lehenga made by a friends mother who is a designer- Falguni Davda. It
was an Indo-western creation and was perfectly suited for a party by
Aug- Gurdwara Wedding
Since we were in Koh Samui but doing
an Indian wedding we decided to make it as traditional
as possible with all the colours and festivities our
Indian weddings are known for. The colour theme was
Orange & Pink! And the theme carried through from us,
to the decor, to the kids clothes to the head scarfs
and fans given out at the Gurdwara!
mother is the store manager for Abu Jani and Sandeep
Khosla in Bombay and I have known Abu and Sandeep for
over 10 years now. So there was no element of doubt
on who was making our outfits. When you know and have
access to the best in Indian Couture why go elsewhere.
Abu and Sandeep and the entire team at their store took
special care in ensuring our outfits were exceptionally
nice! Thanks to their outfits we felt like a King and
Queen on that day. My outfit was a short pink orange
kurta with a beautiful long dupatta to cover my head!
It had exquisite gota work embroidery on it. I wore
an ancestral set of Kundan Jewelery that went well with
the outfit! My husband wore a Sherwani with dull gold
simple embroidery in a cream colour with pink threads
running through it. He had grown a beard so he could
wear a turban and look like a traditional sardar for
that day! I have never seen a better looking sardar
in Jmy entire life
8th August- Sangeet
We had a sangeet party that night to celebrate the wedding.
The location was a beach side resort with the party
partially by the beach, pool and indoor. All you could
see is the ocean lit up in turqoiuse blue at night and
to compliment that I wanted us to wear outfits in shades
of aqua which I found ideal for a beach side party!
found really nice complimenting outfits at Shantanu
& Nikhil in Bombay . I wore a very Indo-western Lehnga.
The top was a ruched chiffon empire line sleevless top
and it went with anornate leather work Aqua, biege and
gold lehnga with aqua netting underneath! I have a passion
for putting flowers on my hair so I wore flowers tucked
in on one side of my hair. The make up was a bit bolder
and more fun...less traditional! My husband was clear
he wanted to wear just a simple kurta and stay cool
and comfortable so he selected a kurta that complimented
mine in cream with little aqua hints and an aqua kurta
& stole. We looked well co-ordinated together, much
to my delight! The jewellery I wore was gifted to me
by my in laws.
9th- Exchange of vows
on the beach in the evening followed by a reception
This was the nicest of all our occasions.
It was co-ordinated down to the very last detail! We
did the entire bridal entourage that a Christian wedding
has.. from the Best Man, to three brides maids, page
boys and flower girls. The colour was ivory and pink
and transended through to everything.
went a little mad trying to find outfits for the bridesmaids
as they were all of different shapes, sizes and heights!
Eventually I went to designer Lascelles Symons who I
have known from his modelling days to help me out. He
made beautiful flowy pink grecian gowns in georgette
in different styles but in the same fabric. The girls
looked really pretty and each one's outfit suited them
individually. The page boys outfits were designed by
me and executed by a men's tailor! The flower girls
outfits were made by my friend Karen who makes dresses
for kids! They were perfectly embellished with pink
rose buds and a wreath and she even made their flower
baskets to match!
I wore a strapless lace corset with a organza skirt
with a trail and a hint of lace at the hemline. The
two piece set was a bridal gown when put together. It
was rather simple but very elegant. I had picked up
this gown at a small Atelier in London over three years
ago and was so relieved that I still fit into it! It
was completed with a net veil with diamontes sprinkled
on it! I added to the ready outfit a stole that went
across the shoulders to make it a little more conservative
and comfortable. Abu and Sandeep also decided to bling
out the top corset a little more with diamontes which
just added the perfect finishing touch on the gown!
To complete the look I wore shoulder duster diamond
earrings only and as a last minute addition a simple
small cross gifted by a friend which I placed on a make
shift pink ribbon around my neck!
husband wore a simple white linen suit with a soft pink
shirt and a light pink rose corsage to complete the
look in his button hole!
My makeup was very simple, yet pretty and irredascent;
very little base makeup and soft pink lips and rouge!
Bharat out did himself with doing the best job ever
on me! And as proof of that my husband had tears in
his eyes when he saw me come down the isle; which is
definitely a first in our 10 years of seeing each other!
I was clear from the begining I wanted flowers in my
hair and no tiara etc! Doris swept my hair back in a
comfortable up style and arranged the flowers beautifully!
I was very pleased with the way I looked and felt at
this function and I was comfortable and cool all evening!
I danced all night and still not a hair or flower was
out of place!
This was a fairytale wedding for us and just PERFECT
all the way through!