A heady celebration of love, family, and the vibrant Marwari culture, this wedding upped the glamour quotient with its opulent decor choices.
Introduced by their family members, Sweta and Vibhu knew from the first glance itself that they were ‘meant to be’. A classic case of love at first sight, this Marwari couple tied the knot in a series of extravagant yet traditional wedding functions that celebrated their vivacious culture. With WeddingSutra Favorite – Crystal Ball Events in charge, with their superior planning skills and innovative decor choices, this couple’s wedding was nothing short of a feast for the eyes. Also, capturing each meaningful moment of these grand celebrations was WeddingSutra Favorite – AbhiSakshi Photography who won the hearts of the bride and groom with their well-composed creative clicks.
How they Met
The couple shares, “We were set up by our family members and never in a million years did we think, that we would agree to get married in the first meeting itself. But fate had other plans for us as we fell for each other from the first glance itself. Till then, love at first sight seemed like something that was only found in books or movies, but then, all that changed.”
With some clear ideas in place, the duo started hunting for a resort at a convenient location for their long guest list. The couple and their parents heard about the Parklane Resort, Dhanbad which was close to their home base in Kolkata which they decided to explore. Sweta shares, “We always wanted a resort for our destination wedding, and we found the perfect venue at the Parklane Resort. Our visit was scheduled when it was still under construction, but the unique pattern of the property caught our attention. With its spacious pool and balcony lined rooms, it ticked all the right boxes.”
Making sure that their grand wedding plans went off seamlessly, the duo chose from the most popular names in the industry to make their dreams come true. Crystal Ball Events took charge of the planning and impressed the couple with their superior skill and meticulous attention to detail. Sweta couldn’t be happier with her experience as she shares, “The team at Crystal Ball Events was very attentive to our needs and they offered us innovative solutions to impress the family and guests. Their proactive and positive attitude made the wedding planning and decor ideation a cakewalk for us. Every detail was executed just the way we had envisioned it. Their constant support throughout the series of functions from the bhaat to the reception, was much appreciated.” Adding their expert photography skills into the mix were AbhiSakshi Photography who awed the duo with their stunning shots. Sweta goes on to share, “They managed to capture each emotion of everyone present. Every single picture clicked by them has a story to tell. Honestly, we couldn’t have chosen better.”
Adding to the stellar team was makeup artist Priyanka Surana who worked her magic on the bride to give her one stunning look after the other. Anchor Mahashweta Mukherjee entertained the guests with her witty remarks while choreographer Shashank Sinha displayed his skills by conceptualizing mesmerizing dance performances.
Displaying fondness for their vibrant culture, the wedding kickstarted with a lively bhaat ceremony which had an intrinsic Rajasthani theme. From fireworks to ‘lakh ki churi’, every arrangement was made to entertain the guests who reveled in authentic Marwari tunes and the breathtaking decor.
Engagement and Sangeet
Since most of the functions of the wedding followed a colorful and traditional decor, the duo decided to glitz it up for their engagement/sangeet function. With a magnificent LED backdrop, the stage was the center of attention as each of the family members showed off their best moves. Planned seamlessly so as the bride and groom could bask in their family’s love, Sweta and Vibhu made a stunning entry heralded by violins as they witnessed awe-inspiring dance performances choreographed by Shashank Sinha. Mahashweta Mukherjee also added her unique observations into the mix and made everyone feel supremely comfortable.
Haldi and Pool Party
Next in line was the Haldi function which was a daytime event accompanied by a boisterous pool party. For this event, Sweta pulled all stops and made a smashing entry flanked by her dancing bridesmaids. Keeping the playful spirit of the pool party alive was the carnival dance that had everyone up on their feet and shaking a leg to their favorite tracks.
However, for the Haldi, the theme stayed traditional with it’s all yellow color palette that enchanted the guests. Entertainment flowed freely at this ceremony too with the dholwalas urging everyone to shake a merry leg on the dance floor, and the phoolon ki Holi unleashing a plethora of friendly and animated shenanigans.
Held under the dark, starry sky, Sweta and Vibhu’s wedding fused traditional with contemporary elements effortlessly. The Marwari culture shone through every facet and yet there was a touch of contemporary elegance to be found in various decor pieces like the gorgeous floral wreath which made a bold backdrop in their Jaimala ceremony. Surrounded by traditional dancers who celebrated their glorious union and flashing lights, the duo looked right out of a fairytale as they were blessed by their elders. However, the best was yet to come as the couple made their way to a stunning mandap which struck the perfect balance between elegance and grandeur with its cascading red and white blooms.
Ending it on a high note, the Reception was the epitome of splendor as the newlyweds made a glorious entry on a chariot. A colossal stage dominated the venue, and everyone enjoyed a night filled with laughter accompanied by friendly banter and Sudip Bera’s melodious tunes.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Parklane Resort, Dhanbad
Wedding Planner and Decor: Crystal Ball Events
Entertainment: Priyanka Roy (Bhaat), Sudip Bera (Reception)
DJ: DJ Arup Ghosh
Emcee: Mahashweta Mukherjee
Choreography: Shashank Sinha
Photography: AbhiSakshi Photography