A mesmerizing union of two doctors, this lush Gurugram wedding saw a vibrant spectrum of themes and traditions!
In the midst of beautiful wedding stories in the post-pandemic world, here comes the heartwarming tale of love between two relentless frontline workers.
Dr. Srishti Malhotra and Dr. Kartik Pancholy, who tied the knot in a beautiful multi-cultural wedding celebration in the verdant environs of Karma Lakelands in Gurugram, shared their story with us.
The bride states, “We both strongly believe the fact that finding each other to everything that we accomplished in our careers, was woven into our destinies. While I was born and brought up in New Delhi, Kartik hails from Gujarat, and we met during our post graduation in our hospital. We are both Emergency medicine physicians, and with him being a year senior to me he has always been a guiding force for me both personally and professionally. We started off as colleagues but soon bonded over our common love for food! As we spent more and more time while working together, we experienced a lot of things, and after a year of dating, Kartik popped the question that changed my life forever”.
The couple originally envisioned a Goa wedding, but amidst their newly engaged bliss, COVID stuck. With both of them working on the frontlines against the pandemic, their wedding plan was understandably put on hold. Going through this tumultuous experience together, including personal illness, their faith in their love was re-affirmed and they decided to tie the knot on schedule at the lush Karma Lakelands in Gurugram. The festivities were planned to perfection by ‘Events by Shyina’, while ‘Kanchan Photographer’ captured their beautiful moments.
Mata ki Chowki and Cocktail
The celebrations kicked off with a traditional Mata ki Chowki to invoke the blessings of their deities. The next day they hosted an elegant soiree of cocktails and dinner for their work colleagues.
The pre-wedding festivities began on a high note in Gurugram. A vibrant poolside Mehendi saw bright floral décor, music, dance and a whole lot of merriment. The couple looked radiant in lively hues of pink for the sunny event.
The exuberant Sangeet revelries saw a night of dance, performances and non-stop entertainment. The couple looked festive in rich attires of gold and midnight blue that were created by the bride herself. The bride shares, “I envisioned a night-club like ambience with a live band where everyone could get on the floor and dance the night away. Even though I am essentially a shy person, Kartik was my biggest cheerleader and he helped me step out of my comfort zone to perform to not just 1 but 3 dances.”
The final day began with a traditional haldi ceremony, where the couple was doused with turmeric paste amidst a whole lot of fun and laughter. Donning charming yellow outfits that matched the décor, the couple looked sunkissed.
The couple tied the knot in a beguiling sunset wedding. Held under a neem tree, the tranquil ceremony looked certainly divine, framed against the lush surroundings. Pale spring hues of flowers and drapes added to the natural beauty of the venue, with pops of red adding a traditional flavor. The couple chose the classic shades of beige and red for the wedding couture and were very much the portrait of love as they exchanged their vows.
A glamorous wedding reception concluded the lively festivities that saw shimmering lights, a splendid cake and heartfelt speeches that made the night truly memorable. The bride and groom donned a stunning red gown and a dapper tuxedo respectively for their first dance as a married couple.
Advice for Couples
“At every point regarding your wedding planning and events, just ensure you and your partner are on the same page. Always communicate clearly about what you want and remember to hash out the details before involving your vendors”.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Karma Lakelands, Gurugram
Wedding Planner: Events by Shyina
Makeup: Shikha Chandra
Invites: Diksha Mehta
Choreography: Diksha Jain
Entertainment: Bismarc & The Taantrika
Photography and Videography: Kanchan photographer, C R Park