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An Engagement Ceremony that is an Ode to Paris, the City of Love!
Wedding Planning - Sep 11, 2019
Paris in Kolkata – that was the magical vibe created at Priyank and Vidisha’s charming engagement ceremony. The venue was magically transformed with gorgeous blooms and paintings inspired by the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, by WeddingSutra Favorite – Marriageuana, which left all the guests impressed. Check out some of the highlights of the event.
How They Met
Four years ago, Priyank met Vidisha at a mutual friend’s place. They clicked instantly and became good friends. Over time, the two grew closer and love blossomed between them.
Priyank had planned a surprise proposal in Paris, the City of Romance! Since it offered the perfect setup and ambiance, the city’s Sainte-Chapelle was chosen as the spot to pop the question. Priyank made Vidisha believe that they were visiting this famous tourist destination for a casual couple photoshoot, and she was not expecting the surprise proposal! While posing for one of the shots affront the gothic architecture, Priyank quickly went down on one knee and asked Vidisha to marry him. She said “Yes!” and the couple knew they would cherish the moment forever.
The theme chosen for the engagement was ‘Le Palais de l’amour’ (The Palace of Love). The groom adds, “We along with our families, had so much faith in Team Marriageuana, thanks to our experience with them at several events. The trust we had in them was such that after our brief to them and their narration of the concept our families did not even bother to see the design on paper. The first time we saw it was only an hour before the event, and it was a dream come true! They had completely transformed the venue so much so that even regular visitors of the hotel venue were amazed. I can confidently say that the concept of our entry has never been used in India before. Our guests are still raving about the floral fountains installations and the entertainment, which was a highlight too.”
Groom Priyank shares, “The engagement venue chosen was Taj Bengal, Kolkata, for its beautiful heritage appeal, lush poolside lawns, impeccable service, unmatched culinary offerings and the fact that this was the place where we would often meet.”
The theme and decor for the engagement highlighted the couple’s love for gothic and Parisian elements. Bringing ‘Le Palais de l’amour’ (The Palace of Love) to life, the venue was adorned to showcase glimpses of this love. Dramatic mauve, lilac, and lavender flowers were used to decorate the enchanting venue, and the fresco storytelling paintings inspired by French palaces and cathedrals such as Sainte-Chapelle made for a magical setup.
Venue: Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Event Planner: Marriageuana
Decor Concept: Marriageuana
Decor Execution: Nalini and Kruti M
Entertainment: Clinton Cerejo and Band comprising of Clinton, Shalmoli Kholgade, Bianca Gomes, Ash King, Sudeep Jaipurwale, Natalie D’ Luccio, Rohin Puri (After Party)
Couple Entry: Veronique from Las Vegas and Sudarshan’s Sapphire
*The couples name in this feature have been changed on their request to protect their identity.