Esha Deol and Bharat Takhani
Esha ties the knot in a temple wedding at ISKCON Juhu
Esha was introduced to Bharat through one of her sister’s friends. They dated for about a year before they decided to tie the knot. Bharat, a Sindhi, works in his family’s jewellery manufacturing business and he lives with his parents and joint family in Bandra. Esha, who dabbled in bollywood films for a bit, is the daughter of veteran film actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra. Her younger sister Ahana is a fashion designer.
Sangeet at The Lalit, Mumbai
Bharat made a grand entry to the song Jumma Chumma and later family and friends danced to popular numbers like Tauba Tauba, Dhoom Macha De, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dream Girl.
Bharat and his six brothers dancing to the song from Hema Malini’s super-hit ‘Satte pe Satta’
Goan, Chaat, Thai, Indian and Jain. The dessert spread was equally lavish.
Mehndi at Royalty, the Lounge
The Mehndi was a quiet, family affair. Veena Nagda, the ace Makeup Artist visited Hema Malini’s home to decorate the bride’s hands, after which family and close friends celebrated at Royalty, the lounge owned by Shilpa Shetty. Esha wore a mango-color lehenga choli designed by Neeta Lulla. Bharat wore a yellow and brown sherwani with a waistcoat.
Temple Wedding at ISKCON, Juhu
Bharat came to the venue in a white chariot, Hema Malini and Dharmendra welcomed him, after which the wedding was conducted as per South Indian traditions. Live musicians performed, while guests sipped on fresh juices and cold drinks. Later, they were served a sumptuous North Indian feast prepared by Govinda, the restaurant at ISKCON, Juhu.Click here to read more
Star-studded Reception at The Lalit, Mumbai
After the sangeet where the venue was decorated with rich colors, and the traditional Temple Wedding, the look at the reception was more understated. The colours were white, crystals used in abudance and the look very European. ‘The Other People’, a musical band belted popular English numbers from the 70’s and 80’s.
The red carpet like scene, many guests crowded near the VIP entry and Lounge to catch a glimpse of their favourite celebrities- Dilip Kumar & Saira Banu, Rekha, Tanuja & Kajol, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Tabu and Vidya Balan. Click here to read more
The Lalit pulled out all stops to whip up the grandest spread for over 1,000 guests, and the highlight of the huge buffet was the Khajuraho, Kashmir and Karnataka Specialities. Click here to read more
The Wedding Makers
Wedding Planner & Event Manager: Shailesh Gandhi (Discovery Events)
Project Managers: Rohan Jadav and Dimpy Dave (Discovery Events)
Design & Decor: Var Vadhu
Invitation Card: Multi Creation
Wedding Favors: Ceremonial Hues
Esha’s Wedding Wear: Rocky S (Sangeet & Reception), Neeta Lulla (Mehndi & Wedding)
Photographs: DKreate Photography