Archana and Prithwish, Mumbai
From a beautiful wedding at a private property to a rocking reception at a five-star hotel, Archana and Prithwish's wedding celebrations were high on elegance and excitement.
Co-Founder of StyleCracker, Archana Walavalkar tied the knot with Prithwish Ganguly in a lavish affair meticulously planned and designed by WeddingSutra Favorite Shaadi Squad. Check out some of their special memories as we share highlights from their regal celebration.
How We Met
Archana and Prithwish were not introduced by anybody in particular, but they like to call their relationship a product of sheer destiny. The proposal was intimate and extremely personal, and is a moment they will cherish forever!
The wedding venue was a private property in Navi Mumbai. It had a magnificent temple overlooking a serene lake and lots of surrounding greenery! This was the first ever wedding hosted at the venue. The wedding party venue was Zenith Lounge at St. Regis in Lower Parel.
The wedding was entirely planned by Shaadi Squad. Bride Archana shares, “The team of Shaadi Squad was an absolute breeze to work with! Our wedding was a seamless, extremely personalized and professional process. The best part was that our guests couldn’t stop praising Shaadi Squad either. They got our brief bang on and ensured we got the perfect wedding!”
The decor was both effortless and minimal. It was modern but with a strong sentimental touch. The couple wanted it to be very personal and curated just for them – right from the colors, to the flowers and the vibe! Archana was inspired by her recent trip to Tulum, Mexico, and the wedding planners incorporated lots of oversized green arrangements and candles. The bride wore a beautiful Benarasi saree from Roliana Weaves that she paired with a gold strappy off-shoulder blouse by Kresha Bajaj and dupatta from Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta. Prithwish donned an off-white sherwani by Kunal Rawal.
The wedding party was held at the Zenith Lounge at St. Regis hotel in Lower Parel. Hanging chandeliers and florals adorned the lounge where the reception was held. For the evening, Archana wore a dazzling Tarun Tahiliani creation while Prithwish wore another Kunal Rawal creation. Guests enjoyed the foot-tapping music and dancing, alongside the delectable food.
Advice for Couples
Archana shares, “Plan the events as much in advance as possible and keep a fixed budget in mind. Delegate responsibilities to people you trust and try to enjoy the process. Do not get stressed or overwhelmed as a lot won’t happen exactly the way you envisioned it – but it will turn out better. When it’s all over you’re going to miss every bit of it so live in the moment and soak it all in!”
Venue: Zenith Lounge at St. Regis Hotel, Lower Parel (Wedding Party)
Wedding Planner: Shaadi Squad
Decor: Altair (Janki Desai)
Wedding Invitation Designer: Itchha Talreja (Save the Date)
Sketch Design Studio – Natalie Mankani (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfit: Choli – Kresha Bajaj, Benarasi Saree -Roliana Weaves, Dupatta – Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta (Wedding), Tarun Tahiliani (Wedding Party)
Grooms Outfit: Kunal Rawal
Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Subhash Vagal (Wedding), Elton Fernandes (Post-wedding Party)
Jewellery: Jaipur Gems, Pransukhlal Jewellers
Entertainment: DJ Kumar Swamy
Photographer: Aniket Mazumdar