Vritika from Mumbai wed businessman Siddharth Bansal at Grand Hyatt, Goa. Says Vritika: “Ours is an arranged marriage but it never felt like it was. We met on December 13th 2011 and by December 15th we knew the inevitable. The Roka ceremony was held on 25th December at Taj Palace in New Delhi”.
Vritika and Siddharth
The four day wedding affair was managed by Vritika’s parents. She says: “Wedding Planning was stress-free since my parents gladly took care of all co-ordination. In the months leading to the wedding, I had the luxury of spending a lot of time for ideas and inspiration on what to wear, and give inputs on decor—so I spent hours and more hours browsing through WeddingSutra.com.” Vritika’s main responsibility was to select and order the wedding cards.
“We chose Ravish Kapoor, I instantly fell in love with his Saat Phera concept wedding box. It was a one-of-a-kind concept, and Siddharth and I wrote our own wedding vows on the card.” “The welcome dinner was held by the beach. The next day i.e. 8th March being Holi, the festival of colors, we played Phoolon Ki Holi (holi with flower petals) and prayed to Lord Krishna & Radha. The cocktail party took place the same night. The Carnival theme Mehendi ceremony was held the next day by the lawns of Grand Hyatt. The Engagement & Sangeet was an entertainment packed evening with dances by family & friends. The traditional wedding was held at sunset with the Arabian Sea as a beautiful backdrop.”
Media baron Subash Chandra at the Holi Party
Tanya and Bobby Deol at the Sangeet
Bride & Grooms Wear
Holi: Bride’s outfit from Falguni & Shane Peacock, Groom’s kurta from AZA Men
Cocktail: Bride’s outfit from Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, Groom’s tuxedo from Avinash Punjabi & Dunhill
Mehendi: Bride’s lehenga from Pallavi Jaikishan, Groom’s kurta from AZA Men
Engagement & Sangeet: Bride’s lehenga by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, Jewellery from Kothari Fine Jewels. Groom’s outfit from H2O
Wedding: Bride’s lehenga by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, Polki jewellery from Dedhia Jewellers, Bombay. Groom’s outfit by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor
Bride’s Make-up & Hair: Pallavi Symons & Sangeeta Hegde