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Raheja- Bahl Wedding at JW Marriott

Akshay Raheja, the son of Construction Magnate and Outlook Publisher Rajan Raheja tied the knot with Aneesha, the daughter of Rashmi and Sudhir Bahl who run Khyber restaurant in South Mumbai.

Wedding Planner & Decor Diva Gurleen M Puri tells us about the look she designed for the functions at JW Marriott Hotel which was shut on the Wedding Day, with entry permitted for the 3,500 wedding guests only.

31st October 2012: Mehndi
Venue: JW Marriott Ballroom
Theme: Marigold

Indian marigolds of yellow and orange hues were used in abundance to decorate the entire venue. There were lavish arrangements of marigold drapes and garlands and elegant curtains made of long hanging strands of marigolds. A royal look was achieved by placing interesting centrepieces holding anthurium & carnation bouquets amidst traditional candles on each guest table.

1st November 2012: Wedding
Venue: Lotus Café

The Lotus Café and the entire lobby was decorated with exotic flowers like orchids clubbed with roses forming waterfall effects over the walls and pillars. The massive mandap was studded with tropical flowers like heliconias, anthuriums, dahlias & carnations. The food & entertainment for the guests was arranged in the outdoor spaces, all the in-house restaurants like Spices, Bombay Baking Company & Reflections served their specialities.

1st November 2012: Reception
Venue: Lotus Café

The mandap at Lotus Café was converted into a beautifully lit reception mandap for the evening. Post reception the Lotus Café was transformed into a dance floor where guests grooved to the tunes of the DJ. The post reception celebrations continued at Enigma, Marriott’s in-house night club.

Photographs Courtesy
Sanjeev Bathija- Mohan Color Lab

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