Esha Solanki and Divyaraj Chauhan, The Leela Palace Udaipur
Imagined with unique concepts and beguiling color palettes, this lake front celebration is a destination wedding dream!
Intimate yet undeniably grand, Esha and Divyaraj’s wedding celebrations at The Leela Palace Udaipur designed by WeddingSutra Favorite – To The Aisle evoked the grandeur of their Rajputana heritage. Witness their special moments in these stunning frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Gautam Khullar Photography.
How they met
Their families, and a little bit of fate, played cupid in Businessman Divyaraj Mahesh Chauhan and Doctor Esha Jagdish Solanki story of love. Introduced in an arranged meeting by their families, the two sparked a connection on their second date, which goes to say that love doesn’t always happen at first sight, and before long they were blissfully planning their lives together!
A royal Rajput wedding demanded a venue befitting its grandeur, and Udaipur’s The Leela Palace ticked all the boxes for the couple! Flanked by the beauty of Aravalli Mountains and Lake Pichola, the modern palace hotel evokes the opulence of Mewari heritage ensconced in contemporary luxury, and was the perfect choice for a memorable destination wedding.
The 3-day event was planned to perfection by the team of To The Aisle. Founder Prerika Puri designed the whole celebration from start to end in tandem with the couple’s vision, every detail of which was flawlessly executed by her team. The couple share, “The wedding was a dream come true. To The Aisle imbibed every event with a distinct vibe which instantly enveloped you as you entered. The aura they created cannot be described in words. From the music they picked to the kind of flowers, every detail was very well thought out and put together to create a seamless experience for our guests”.
Their special moments were captured in vivid detail by Gautam Khullar Photography.
The sunkissed morning haldi with Phoolon Ki Holi was imagined in a unique and utterly beautiful palette of soft ivory and silver. Ethereal floral arrangements in a variety of silver vases lit up the warm yellow hue and intricately painted walls of the property’s famed center courtyard, while traditional carved ivory furniture reflected the royalty of the place. Dressed in matching aesthetics, the couple stood on a bed of white roses as their loved ones showered them with white flowers, making for a sight no one had seen before.
The mehndi morning dawned in pastel wonder with a charming lakefront garden soiree. Surrounded by guava trees, the intimate occasion was dressed up in beautiful pink blooms, floral crafts, and accents. The trees were wrapped in bougainvillea while fresh flowers found themselves in pressed glass art, centerpieces, and cascading hangings. Relaxed garden seating with soft floral prints, textures, and wooden elements completed the occasion. The guests enjoyed the breezy afternoon with sangrias, a perfume bar, and more.
The evening revved up with the glam and glitz of a Bollywood Night. Spectacular decor structures and sound systems filled the Sangeet evening with the energy of a grand concert where everyone danced the night away.
Royal in all its Rajputana glory, the garden wedding was orchestrated in a rich yet elegant palette of red, white, and gold. Imbibed with the culture and craft of diverse parts of India, the decor was breathtaking in its beauty. From custom gold light bells made in Moradabad for the mandap to Rajasthani carved entrances, and 500 kg of rose stems to fill every water body in the palace, the celebration was crafted with great love and detail. Dressed in ivory and crimson, the couple left everyone awestruck with their beautiful varmala framed against the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola and the palaces beyond. As they exchanged garlands, the guests released floating diyas into the water to mark the special moment and bless the couple. It was an experience like no other.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Leela Palace Udaipur
Wedding Planner: To The Aisle
Decor: To The Aisle
Groom’s Outfits: Shivan and Narresh (Mehndi, Sangeet), Kunal Rawal (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Natasha Dalal (Mehndi), Payal Keyal (Wedding)
Makeup: Shradha Luthra (Doll You Up By S)
Photography and Videography: Gautam Khullar Photography