A vibrant farmhouse wedding in Surat that saw distinct traditional themes and dress codes
From childhood to forever, Meet Desai and Alka Pandya’s joyous wedding revelries were bedecked with fabulous decor and memorable family moments. Planned exquisitely by WeddingSutra Favorite – Creative Witty, every candid emotion was breathtaking, and captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Canonboy Productions..
How They Met
A classic tale of childhood friendship-to-love, Surat-based Meet and Alka’s story goes back 20 years. As close family friends, they had literally grown up together in every sense of the word. From silly fights to landmark moments, they saw it all, the good, bad and the ugly, and they knew that they were meant to be with each other, forever. Their families were overjoyed and ecstatic when they shared their decision to take it to the next level and started planning for their dream wedding with great aplomb.
The couple chose the sprawling party venue of Vrundavan Farms & Residences to host most of the Pre-wedding and wedding functions, while the common open area of their society was the ideal location for intimate soirees like Haldi and Mehndi.
They chose the talented team of Creative Witty to plan and execute their festivities. Talking about their experience, they shared, “Despite planning it right smack in the middle of the Pandemic, our wedding was nothing short of amazing. Neel and Preksha’s work is top-notch and we are incredibly happy that we chose to work with them. They took our simple idea and worked their magic to create experiences for us to remember for the rest of our lives. They absolutely lived up to their name while constantly reassuring us that they had everything under control. Kudos to the entire team of Creative Witty.”
Their special moments were immortalized by the team of Canonboy Productions. “We could not be more thrilled with how wonderful our wedding memories have turned out. Mohit and his team are truly incredible, and they captured the surreal shots and videos of our special moments full of raw emotions, bliss and everything in between!”
Pre Wedding Party
The pre-wedding revelries saw elegant decor of drapes and soft blooms for a sophisticated evening soiree, hosted in the lush environs of Vrundavan Farms.
The vibrant Mehndi function was a splash of color! Sunny yellow drapes intersected with a canopy of colorful flags and paper lanterns to cast the liveliest ambience for a day of dancing, music and fun. Dressed in a variety of outfits all made from the same floral pink fabric, the couple and their families made for some memorable shots.
The warmth of traditions of the Haldi function was framed beautifully by rich floral decor. Bright yellow and orange marigolds, roses and mogras painted a lovely picture against Banana leaves with floral motifs and other props tying it all together. The dress code of Bandhej perfectly suited the traditional ceremony.
Planned with the rich, artisanal theme of Patola, the Gruh Shanti was a traditional ceremony with plush floral decor and a lush outdoor venue. Marigolds ruled the decor and were present in cascades, canopies and a statement flower wall that framed a stunning portrait of Lord Krishna. Women wore patola print lehenga cholis whereas the men-folk coordinated their outfits with patola print dupattas.
Twinkling lights and shimmering cascades of golden tinsel set a magical milieu at the lush poolside venue for the Sangeet night. Elegant floral arrangements and a minimal metallic aesthetic created a stunning contrast. Engaging family performances, rousing music, cake-cutting and more, led the night to non-stop enjoyment.
The Wedding was a no-holds barred celebration brimming with vibrant decor, heartfelt traditions and joyous family moments that started with an exuberant baraat! Everyone dressed in stunning traditional attire and enjoyed to their heart’s content.
Advice for couples
“Your wedding will most likely be the biggest party you’ll ever throw. Planning the details of an event that big can get frustrating, so it is important to take things one at a time. Trust the process and savor every moment because the big day will arrive even before you know it!”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Vrundavan Farm & Residences (Pre-wedding Party, Gruh Shanti, Sangeet)
Wedding Planner: Creative Witty
Groom’s Outfits: Shree Radharani Boutique (Haldi, mehndi, Wedding), B-more Surat (Pre-wedding Party, Gruh Shanti)
Bride’s outfits: Asopalav (Haldi, Mehndi, Gruh Shanti, Wedding), Shree Radharani Boutique (Pre-wedding Party), Shaakambharie (Sangeet)
Makeup: Inshiya Charaniya (Sangeet, Wedding), Rahul’s Saloon (Pre-wedding Party, Gruh Shanti), Hiral’s Hair and Makeup Studio (Haldi and Mehndi)
Photography: Canonboy Production