Sameer Gurjer and Madhuri Vijaykumar got married at the Taj West End, Bangalore. The duo work and live in Mumbai, while Madhuri and Sameer’s parents live in Bangalore. The city’s landmark 125 year old hotel has always been the favorite hotel of both families so they were sure it had to be the venue for the big day. Moreover, they were looking for a central venue in the city and the lush Prince of Wales Lawns of Taj West End seemed the perfect choice.
Madhuri and Sameer
The wedding celebrations commenced with a Mehndi at Atria Hotel, and a Sangeet at the same venue. Hriday Daswani, the Wedding Planner tells us more: “The highlight of the Sangeet was the performance by Mumbai based flamer Ami Shroff who gave an outstanding performance with her bar stunts and flaming performances. Later, DJ Jasmeet rocked the night”
The morning wedding and evening reception were both held at Taj West End. The décor for the morning wedding was simple as the acres of landscaped gardens tell their own tale. Colors yellow and marigold, and temple copper bells added the little element of beauty. The wedding was held as per Maharashtrian traditions (Sameer is Maharashtrian and Madhuri is Tamilian) and the food was a mix of Maharashtrian and Tamilian delicacies. The ‘Thank you’ gifts were products from Koppa Estates, the plantation run by Sameer’s family- tea, coffee, cardamom, black pepper and honey. Pasted on the honey bottles were stickers with the text ‘Honey, our love is meant to be’.
The Wedding held as per Maharashtrian traditions
Over 800 guests attended the evening reception, and the heritage lawns looked even more elegant by night with marigolds, candles and glass decor, while the ladies glittered in shimmering sarees and rich Kanjeevarams. The food was a mix of Asian, North Indian and South Indian delicacies. Says Hriday: “Interestingly, I met Sameer and Madhuri in person just two days before the wedding; they were a relaxed couple, who told their parents to go ahead and take all the decisions on the wedding. And when D-day came both the bride and groom were pleasantly surprised with their parents picks, and happy with all our efforts.”
The evening Reception at the Prince of Wales Lawns
The Wedding Planners
Venues- Hotel Atria and Taj West End
Sangeet Performances- Flamer Ami Shroff and DJ Jasmeet
Photographer- Priyanka Daga
Wedding Film and Video- Creative Couple
Wedding Planners- Viwaha Dreamz, Mumbai