Miheeka Bajaj and Rana Daggubati, Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad
Telugu Superstar Rana Daggubati ties the knot with Miheeka Bajaj, a Hyderabad-based entrepreneur in a close-knit yet grand wedding ceremony.
Miheeka and Rana first met in Mumbai at a Bollywood party where they hit it off instantly since they already shared the same friend circle. Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Miheeka coincidentally also lived close to Rana’s residence in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad which only spurred the duo to grow closer over time.
And, when it came to popping the question, there were no surprises in store. In fact, it was almost natural as Miheeka instinctively already knew about Rana’s plans the day he called her to meet up. And, when the duo met in person, both of them decided to finally embark on a journey that would last a lifetime.
Keeping it simple yet traditional, the duo’s roka ceremony was hosted under the bright sun and cerulean blue sky surrounded by greenery. Hosted at the memorial of Rana’s grandfather Dr. D Ramanaidu, in Hyderabad’s Ramanaidu Studios, the decor was minimal and replete with fresh local tuberoses, rudraksha and baby’s breath flowers swaying gently in the breeze as they were suspended by the trees. Seated on rustic furniture, Miheeka glowed as she donned a classic saffron silk saree with an intricately embroidered blouse and dupatta designed by her close friend Jayanti Reddy. Accessorizing her look was an antique jewellery set belonging to the Royal Family of Bikaner, with intricate meenakari work using traditional polkis set in gold for her Roka ceremony. Rana, on the other hand, chose to contrast his bride in a simple white shirt paired with a gold mundu.
For the pre-wedding festivities, Miheeka chose to amp up the glamor stakes by donning a silver embroidered mint green and peach lehenga. Pairing her look with minimal makeup by Tamanna Rooz and a matching face mask, an elegant Jadau mala encrusted with polkis, rubies and pink tourmalines crafted in 18kt gold adorned her neck. A traditional jadau maang tikka designed with specially cut rubies and polkis, and an intricate Jadau Bracelet with polkis that gracefully rested on her hand completed her look.
Keeping their Telugu and Marwari cultures in mind, the pre-wedding festivities like Pellikoduku, Haldi, mehndi, and Mata ki Chowki were held at the duo’s respective residences.
Donning a bright yellow lehenga with exquisite green patchwork Miheeka was a vision in her haldi outfit which was further punctuated with delicate ivory seashell jewelry. With her hair loose in cascading waves, the bride looked comfy yet glamorous as she got her pre-wedding glow on. Rana, on the other hand, chose to keep it simple in a pristine white outfit consisting of a shirt and dhoti. Hosted at the bride’s residence in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, the event was decorated with traditional yellow and white flowers as well-wishers poured in to give their blessings. Additionally, the decor also boasted of hand-painted gota panels about 12/10 feet high that gave the occasion a customized vibe. Conceptualized and executed by Bling Mushrooms, the decor was a feast for the eyes.
Bhat and Mehndi
For her bhat function, Miheeka chose to honor her mom by donning her wedding outfit a stunning gold and red creation which she accessorized with statement earrings.
Looking stunning in a custom made raspberry pink hand-embroidered Arpita Mehta jacket and lehenga set, Miheeka glowed for her mehndi event which was also hosted at her residence. Accessorizing her look was a maang tikka encrusted with polkis and pearls and earrings crafted out of Russian emeralds, pink tourmalines, and polkis from Krsala Jewellery. For her makeup, the bride chose a minimal makeup look which consisted of a rosy pink lip and a loose wavy hairdo that fell around her shoulders. Furthermore, Miheeka also sported handcrafted silk gajra accessories from WeddingSutra Favorite – Puneet Gupta Crafted Fine Goods which were enhanced with real mogra fragrance wherein each leaf was hand tucked and created using fabric origami. And, adding a personalized touch to the entire affair were organic mehndi cones decorated with beautiful Jaipuri gota work which were also provided by the renowned gifting company. Rana, however, chose to contrast his bride’s vibrant outfit with a simple white shirt, trousers, and jacket which he paired with a pair of reflective brown sunglasses.
Exuding dainty, delicate, and minimalistic vibes, the decor for the mehndi function was the epitome of elegance as it followed a dusty rose and lilac color palette. Adorned with delicate blooms, tinted glass vases, tasseled wall hangings and equipped with trays brimming with embroidered masks, the ceremony not only looked stunning but also made sure all safety measures were in place.
Just like their roka ceremony the duo’s big day was also a close-knit affair with family members at the Ramanaidu Studios. Designed by the bride’s extremely talented mother Bunty Bajaj, who roped in a team of experts from Delhi to execute the vision, the wedding set the bar high with its creative safety approach, transforming the venue into a bio-secure bubble. Resplendent in an intricately embellished ivory lehenga by Anamika Khanna that took more than 10000 hours to create, Miheeka was a sight to behold. An exquisite second dupatta in a lovely burnt orange hue, and layered Polki jewellery added undeniably royal splendour to the look. Complementing Miheeka’s ensemble perfectly, Rana shone in a stunning white and gold kurta and dhoti with a shawl. Their nuptials were attended by several close friends and stars from the South Indian Film Industry, such as Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and his wife Upasana Kamineni among others.
However, keeping their eyes firmly set on the silver lining, the couple does plan on hosting a bigger reception party in the near future for their friends and family who couldn’t make it once the situation improves.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Ramanaidu Studios (Roka, Wedding)
Wedding Design and Decor Execution: Comme Sogno Vero
Overall Designer: Bunty Bajaj
Event Conceptualization & Decor Execution: Bling Mushrooms (Haldi, Mehendi)
Decor: Dew Drop Design Studio (Haldi, Mehendi)
Florals: Dew Drop Design Studio (Haldi, Mehendi)
Bride’s Outfits: Jayanti Reddy;(Roka), Anand Kabra (Haldi), Arpita Mehta (Mehendi), Anamika Khanna (Wedding)
Bride’s Jewellery: Krsala (Pre-Wedding, Mehendi)
Floral Jewellery: Arpita Mehta (Haldi), Puneet Gupta Crafted Fine Goods (Mehendi)
Makeup: Tamanna Rooz (Roka, Haldi, Mehndi, Wedding)
Mehndi Favors: Puneet Gupta
Ceremonial Chants: Ameya Dabli
Custom Logo Design: Radhika Pitti Studio
Photography: Rohan Foto (Roka, Haldi, Mehndi, Wedding), Reels and Frames (Haldi, Mehendi, Wedding)