Var Vadhu, the destination wedding specialists managed the grand Chawla & Handa wedding in Jodhpur. Aarti Chawla, the daughter of a construction magnate married Spain-based Manish Handa, whose father Kewal Handa, is the Country Head of Pfizer India. The wedding celebrations were held between April 20th and 22nd and co-ordinated by Neha Arora and her team at Var Vadhu. The several functions were held at different exotic spaces in Jodhpur- the Taj Hari Mahal, Ajit Bhavan Gardens and Balsamand Lake Palace.

Welcome Dinner & Ring Ceremony, Ajit Bhavan Gardens

Theme: White, Crystals and Pastels

The to-be-weds walked into the gardens to the track of the Light House number 'Hanging by the Moment' and the lush green lawns looked prettier with crystal decor, white candles, and floral centerpieces.


Mehndi & Lunch, Amber Ballroom, Taj Hari Mahal

Theme: Indian Colors (Yellow, Green and Orange)

The lively afternoon commenced with the bride and her friends walking into the colorful room with floral and diya thaalis in their hands. The track 'Din Sagnaa Da' played when the girls entered, and the groom and his friends made an entry with 'Singh is King'. The celebrations turned more special with a surprise and scintillating performance by Karina, while the Dhol wallas & Ghummar Dancers got the guest to put their best foot forward. The 'lakh chudis' corner was a big hit with the girls and the ladies.

Sangeet Evening, Terrace, Taj Hari Mahal

Theme: Orange and Amber

Orange and Amber, the theme colors were perfect for the evening hours. Dhollwallas played percussionist to the tracks played by the DJ, after while emcee Binny entertained the audience. This was followed by performances by singer Viren and his crew and performances by family members.

Post Sangeet Party, Amber Ballroom - Taj Hari Mahal

Theme: Aqua & White Theme

The Amber Ballroom of Taj Hari Mahal was draped with soothing shades of aquamarine, sky blue, white and cyan. Rodney & Band, a prominent group from Mumbai flew in for the wedding, and recreated the sound ambience of a typical English club.

Brunch & Rain Dance, Ajit Bhavan Pool and Gardens

Theme: Whites and Tent

The grand Ajit Bhavan Gardens were dotted with white tents; the DJ played groovy tracks and the sprinklers sprayed water creating the perfect atmosphere for the rain dance.

Sehra Bandhi @ Courtyard Taj Hari Mahal and Baraat & Varmala at Balsamandh walkway and Peacock Waterfall

TAs the much awaited big moment drew nearer, the guests got ready with the Safawallas tying their Safas to the thumping beats of the dhol. An extravagance to witness was the Baraat Procession that arrived at the Balsamandh walkway. Complemented with Dholwallas, Jaipur Kawa Band and the animal procession the whole parade was showered with petals by women clad in elaborate Rajasthani costumes. A special song was played for the bride's entry and soon the couple exchanged Varmalas at the Peacock Fountain. Fireworks brightened the skies while the bridegroom sat in a royal carriage that took him to the Poolside for the Pheras. Amidst the chanting of wedding mantras by Manraja crew the couple tied the knot embarking on their new journey as newlyweds.

Reception Dinner North Lawn Garden of Balsamandh

Theme: Indian Qawali and Sufi 

The North Lawn Garden of Balsamandh was bustling with merriment and joy as Sufi Singers rendered soothing verses. The theme for the post party at the Terrace of the Restaurant Balsamandh was White and Pearls/ Gold, and the magnificent venue glittered like an ornament.


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