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With unconventional decor ideas, progressive rituals, and a female priest, this wedding was as beautiful as it was inspiring
Wedding Planning - Feb 21, 2023
Dr. Shreya Garg, a Plastic and ENT Surgeon, tied the knot with Dr. Samagra Agarwal, a Gastroenterologist, in an idyllic celebration that was as dreamy as it was progressive. Designed with feminist values, the memorable wedding was planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – Foreign Wedding Planners and inspired us in more ways than one.
For their intimate wedding, the couple chose Shubhrashi Kutir at Greater Noida and Noida Golf Course, a venue the bride’s mother had wanted for her daughter’s wedding for years, making it all the more special. A villa property surrounded by a lush green golf course with a huge pond, the stunning venue was organically transformed with the exquisite, unconventional decor for all of their functions by Foreign Wedding Planners.
Talking about the process, the team shares, “We loved the fact that our bride and her family came from such a strong, feminist school of thought, and wanted to do away with stereotypical regressive traditions. For their wedding, they opted out of doing the custom of kanyadaan, exchange of gifts, vidaai, and mangalsutra, and instead exchanged promise chains with each other. We also arranged for a female pandit for them, Manisha Shete from Jnana Prabodhini, Arya Samaaj, and Swyamvar traditions. It was amazing for us all to experience such progressive thinking. Also, as none of the events were like typical Indian rituals, we let our creativity soar to create unique themes and decor concepts. All the functions were distinct, contemporary, and intimate, except for the Sangeet that was attended by over 650 guests.”
The bride shares her experience saying, “Neha and her team at Foreign Wedding Planners promised me a dream wedding, and true to their promise, delivered a spectacular wedding straight out of a fairytale. Neha is easy to work with and very experienced, and with her at the helm, the ship sails very smoothly through the entire planning process as well as the event itself. Her vendor recommendations were perfect and she steered my wedding events to perfection. Her decor and eye for detail are her USPs, and these skills will take her to greater heights in her field. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, has solutions to all your problems, and new ideas for all the quirk and elegance you will ever need. She became a part of the family the moment she met all of us. Thank you Neha, we love you! So excited for my sister’s wedding, and looking forward to creating more magic with you!”
Imagined with lush natural decor, the Haldi ceremony was the perfect blend of traditional and eclectic. Bright marigolds were balanced with the earthiness of banana leaves and exotic greens, and the sheen of brass elements, while stacks of green bananas and more added a unique Indian touch.
Hosted beside the serenity of a pond, the Mehndi soiree evoked the allure of a spring picnic. Baskets of brightly colored flowers, rustic decor corners, wooden tables, macrame art, and more added to the refreshing ambiance. Designed with a striking floral installation, the bridal corner stole the show.
Imbibed with a Turkish theme, the Sangeet night was steeped in decadence and wonder. An exquisite tunnel of Turkish arches led into the festivities, while plush purple velvets, exuberant floral art, rich lighting, and artistic decor corners and elements all came together to create the magical night. The bride flaunted a stunning net saree with a velvet cape, while the groom wore a beautifully patterned kurta and jacket set.
The tranquil outdoor wedding was designed with the theme of Winter Pampas, rustic yet undeniably elegant. Imagined in an earthy palette of soft creams and white, the decor saw an abundance of pampas grass for a breezy, boho feel, complete with white blooms and pops of red. The unconventional mandap and the heartwarming family corner to honor loved ones who had passed away added memorable touches to the occasion. The bride and groom matched the vibe with their outfit choices and were wed by a female priest in a ceremony that was unique, empowering, and absolutely beautiful.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Shubhrashi Kutir, Greater Noida and Noida Golf Course
Decor Design, Planning, and Execution: Foreign Wedding Planners
Outfits: Manish Tripathi and Tanmaya Dwivedi, Aavarnam by Wineeta Khanna
Makeup: Charm by Ahana
Mehndi: Sumit Kumar Mishra
Wedding Favors: Perfume Bar, Mumbai
DJ: DJ Chandan Mahana
Entertainment: The Groovy Guys
Catering: The Global Kitchen
Photography and Videography: Lenscaged Production