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Oh those extravagant love stories of lovers beating the odds to unite in Bollywood-esque dramas. Or those flashy ‘love at first sight’ tales of soul mates thrown together by serendipity.

But surely fate also works in more sure-footed, old fashioned ways. Like Jaskirat and Sujinder, who met via the Indian tradition of an arranged marriage and then, well, fell madly in love!

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

A beautiful wedding at the Splash Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand celebrated their commitment to each other. Featuring enchanting décor by WeddingSutra Favorite – Wizkim Wedding Design and Styling, and priceless moments captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Sunny Dhiman Photography, this is a story worth telling.

How they met
Two people from two worlds apart - Jaskirat from Canada and Sujinder from Singapore - were destined for each other. The families arranged to have them meet and what followed was a seven month long, whirlwind trans-pacific romance that entailed discovering each other while planning their wedding.

Over shopping and coffee dates they found they’d forged a lifelong bond with two personalities that resonated perfectly. Jaskirat says, "I think we’re a fun couple. We’re adventurous, we love to socialise and try out new things, we approach things creatively and don’t shy away from challenges. And yes, we love to be around friends and family!”

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

The Proposal
Jaskirat and Sujinder vowed eternal love to one another by exchanging rings in the presence of their loved ones. Jaskirat gave Sujinder a rose gold Cartier love band that complemented his style and personality while Sujinder got her a round cut solitaire with an additional diamond band.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Wedding Planning
The couple chose the Splash Beach Resort in Phuket for their great Indian destination wedding. With their families pitching in and ideas and inspiration from various online wedding portals, the couple took on the monumental job of planning their dream wedding themselves.

They entrusted Wizkim Wedding Design and Styling with creating breathtaking décor, and their priceless moments were captured by Sunny Dhiman Photography.

Wedding Functions

Mehendi
The Mehendi was held in India. Jaskirat donned a breezy Gazal Gupta ensemble with orange floral embroidery. She accessorized her look with minimal makeup and charming gota and floral earrings.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Dhol Jaggo Night
The dhol and jaggo night was held at the bride and groom's respective villas in the resort. Celebrated in a traditional Punjabi way, Sujinder wore a lime green and cream dhoti kurta set from Vavci with a hot pink turban that matched Jaskirat's Banarasi hot pink dupatta. She paired this with a green gharara suit, a gold choker set and matching metal bangles.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Welcome Lunch
The perfect opportunity for guests to relax and mingle before the start of the festivities, this outdoor event at the resort restaurant, Baan Thai, was lit up with fairy lights and lanterns and decorated with drapes, umbrellas, etc. The pastel floral wreath backdrop with cascading glass balls and the couple monogram was undoubtedly the highlight of the decor.

Jaskirat wore a flowy, mauve gown embellished with sequined embroidery and feather detailing from Ridhi Mehra, teamed with diamond and emerald earrings, a statement ring and a dainty bracelet. Sujinder, wore a jade green and white kurta-pajama from Vavci with a bright pink turban.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Shagan and Sangeet
The two ceremonies took place one after another. The decor was a kaleidoscopic fusion of fuchsia, orange, yellow, and green, with drapes, marigold arrangements, signages, miniature bulbs, huge tassels, and lights elevating the mood.

An evening of dance performances and, traditional and, traditional Punjabi songs ensured a lively, light-hearted event in the resort’s ballroom.

To the Shagan, Sujinder wore a bottle green kurta and cream trousers from Qbik with a yellow turban and gold neck-piece that matched Jaskirat’s yellow mughal-inspired ensemble by Gazal Gupta.

For the Sangeet, she changed into a dreamy Abhinav Mishra lehenga in pink, with his statement mirror work paired with a gorgeous choker set and a neat bun.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Wedding
The Haldi was conducted early in the morning and the Anand Karaj followed at the Phuket Gurudwara. After this, everyone headed back to the resort ballroom where a sumptuous lunch, live music and fun and games awaited them.

The décor featuring delicate crystals, floral arrangements and lamps in soft pastels perfectly matched the couple’s outfits in ivory, pink and green with intricate embroidery. A huge backdrop made with rose gold metal frames and florals against a marble backdrop, the couple's initials, and baby's breath arrangements with lamps, stood out.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Reception
Held indoors, the reception marked an emotional close to the wedding extravaganza. An evening of heartfelt speeches, a sumptuous dinner, merriment and love began when the couple took to the floor for their first dance and everyone in the crowd was moved to tears. In a powder blue embroidered gown by Gaurav Gupta with a matching veil and spectacular diamond jewelry, Jaskirat was an awe-inspiring vision. Her groom donned a suave white suit from Vavci and a turban that matched her dress.

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket
 

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Advice for couples
“I know it can be nerve wracking to entrust others with your vision of your perfect wedding, but don’t get so entangled in the little details that you miss out on having fun on the biggest day of your life. Rely on your friends and family, find out who is good at what and delegate responsibilities.

It’s also good to test any new vendors by hiring them for smaller events to assess the quality of their services.”

The Wedding Makers
Venue: Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao, Phuket, Thailand
Wedding Planning & Décor: Wizkim Wedding Design and Styling
Bride’s outfits: Aza (Mehendi), Gazal Gupta (Dhol Jaggo Night, Shagan), Ridhi Mehra (Welcome Lunch), Abhinav Mishra (Sangeet), Anita Dongre (Wedding), Gaurav Gupta (Reception)
Groom’s Outfits: Qbik (Shagan, Sangeet), Anita Dongre (Wedding), Vavci (Reception)
Jewelry: Malliram Jewellery House (Welcome Lunch & Jaggo Night), New Lakshmi Ornament House (Shagan), Shrihari Diagems by Anirudh (Wedding)
Makeup: Shahid Naar
Hairstylist: Manie Sandhu
Mehndi Artist: Reetu's Mehndi
Entertainment: I am KP Sandhu (MC), The Machine Gun (Band)
Digital Design: Social Nomad Designs

Photography and Videography: Sunny Dhiman Photography

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