When we learnt Vikram Raizada, Director of Tara Jewels is marrying, the first question we asked was about the engagement ring he is gifting his fiancé, Investment Banker Nisha Khetan. “I spent a bit of time thinking about the ring for Nisha, not because we are clued-in to jewellery and fashion trends, but because I wanted to gift her a timeless creation, one which she’ll hopefully enjoy and appreciate for years.” He adds: “Its a vintage moderne style ring designed by my colleague Alpana at Tara Jewels—the solitaire white gold ring has an antique and classic-modern look.”
Vikram and Nisha who met through a common friend in Pune, some years ago, chose to marry at the Park Hyatt, Goa because it is one of their favourite hotels and Goa is one of their favourite destinations. The half Kashmiri-half Bengali groom and Marwari bride tell us more about their wedding plans: “On 3rd July we’re having a traditional Hindu ceremony. Before and after the wedding we’ll have the ‘spirited’ celebrations typical of Goa so that the 100 odd close friends and family guests can chill, relax and enjoy the wedding weekend.”
Since Vikram has had a close association with Fashion, we were curious to know what he’s wearing. “I really haven’t done any window shopping so to speak. My wedding outfit is being designed by my good friend Arjun Khanna. Another outfit for a different function is being designed by Troy Costa”, says Vikram who was earlier the Head of Fashion at International Management Group (IMG) which manages Lakme Fashion Week. Nisha’s trousseau is being designed by young, talented Mumbai designer Nikasha Tawadey.
Vikram and Nisha holidaying in Spain