Glamour and understated elegance
Rashmi and Kunal Adnani’s wedding was at the gorgeous Sheraton HuaHin Resort & Spa near Bangkok. Rashmi’s wedding wear was designed by Shyamal &
Bhumika, Shantanu & Nikhil, Babita Malkani, Pia Gehani and Sabyasachi
and the wedding was managed by Dubai’s ace wedding planner Rimjhim
Bhagchandani. Rashmi who works with a financial conglomerate in Dubai
tells us more about her wedding themes and wear.
Black dress by Shantanu and Nikhil for Welcome dinner
It was a small dinner for close family and friends, I wanted to look
stylish yet myself so I chose a short off-shoulder black dress by
Shantanu and Nikhil, it had small black beads and a big red puff on
the shoulder for some glamour. Kunal wore grey pants and a black shirt
from Arjun Khanna and a maroon waistcoat by Sabyasachi.
Greek theme Ring ceremony/Masquerade ball
This was our first big function as all the guests had arrived and
would be seeing us for the first time. The theme was Greek and the
dress code 'Coats and Gowns', since the ring ceremony was to be
followed by a Masquerade Ball, we picked creations appropriate for
both functions. I wore an elegant royal blue flounced and layered
chiffon gown from Mumbai-based designer Pia Gehani. To complement the
gown I wore a classic diamond set from Popley Eternal and a thick
diamond bracelet designed by Varuna D Jani. Kunal wore black jodhpuri
pants with a band gala jacket from Etro in Mumbai.
Indo-Western for Pool Party
This was a casual fun event during the day and while everyone was in
swim wear and sipping cocktails, I was getting mehendi put on my hands
and feet. I chose a white georgette and silk knee length dress with
pure gotta and pink pleated detailing, this too was designed by Pia
Jodha Akbar theme for Sangeet
The theme for the night was Jodha Akbar and the dress code was
Sherwanis and Anarkalis. I wore a full-sleeves green anarkali with a
green lehenga and a blue dupatta which was designed by Babita Malkani.
The work on my dress was mainly gold with a touch of blue and purple.
Kunal wore a cream and gold sherwani from Neeta Lulla (this was
similar to what Hirthik Roshan wore in Jodha Akbar) which had a touch
of green to complement my outfit. To match the theme I wore ethnic
gold jewelry with coral and emeralds designed by Sabyasachi.
Shyamal and Bhumika creations for Wedding
We both wanted a very traditional look and chose to get both our
outfits made by Ahmedabad-based Shyamal and Bhumika. I wore a wine
color velvet lehnga which had intricate hand embroidery teamed with a
sheer net emerald green dupatta. There was beautiful peeta embroidery
done in antique gold and highlighted with jadau pieces which added a
unique touch to the outfit. The outfit is an extension of the
designers 2010-11 bridal collection and was specially designed keeping
in mind the Wedding’s theme and colors. Kunal's ensemble was also a
part of the same collection and he wore an emerald green velvet
sherwani style jacket with a crepe silk gold dhoti.
Since I wanted a traditional look I wore a gold set with jadau pieces
from Popley Eternal and traditional maroon color punjabi wedding
Victorian theme Reception
I wanted a completely different look from the wedding so I chose a
glamorous Indo-western lehenga by Shantanu and Nikhil. The top was a
silver corset with a fuchsia pink flower on the shoulder and crystal
chains hanging from it. The lehenga was fuchsia pink with silver work
and touches of grey at the bottom. Kunal picked a classic black tux
from Armani. My diamond set was from Varuna D Jani.
Make-up and Hair by Ojas Rajani
I had seen some pictures of Ojas' work on a friend and instantly loved
it since it was a very natural look which is what I was looking for.
When I met Ojas she made me feel very comfortable and I was sure she
would give me the look I wanted. I absolutely loved all the different
looks that Ojas gave me for all the functions especially the
traditional look for the wedding.
Photographs by www.kathaimages.com