Mandavi and Rishabh, WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels, Jodhpur
From evoking fun and glamor to nostalgia and tranquility, the decor and themes of this wedding take you on a rollercoaster ride.
A tender celebration of two lovebirds, the control freak Mandavi Jain and the carefree Rishabh Shah! Their wedding was imbibed with beautifully themed decor and meaningful personal touches by WeddingSutra Favorite – Aroosi. Watch their festivities come alive in the pictures below.
How they met
The story of Mandavi Jain and Rishabh Shah is a love at first sight love that persevered through the hurdles of long distance, time, and life experiences to get it’s happily ever after. Their winding path culminated in a beautiful wedding celebration woven with their vibrant ideas and personal tastes.
From the lively pastel carnival to the glamorous sangeet, a nostalgic haldi, and dreamy royal nuptials, Mandavi and Rishabh’s intricately though-out wedding celebrations were hosted against the beautiful backdrop of WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels, Jodhpur. Reflecting on their experience with Aroosi who planned and conceptualized the wedding Mandavi shares, “There comes a day which gets etched in your memory forever, and no one could have done it better than Aroosi. They understood our vision to a T, and their interpretation and execution turned out to be better than what we could have ever imagined. Being a controlling person, I’ve probably texted them in the middle of the night, got on calls every few hours, and contact them randomly with every new idea I had. They welcomed every text, call, and idea with open arms, accepted last-minute changes, and even helped me understand what could and could not be done, and I appreciate all of it. We are grateful for them putting their heart and soul into designing our wedding and giving us our dream.”
Following an intimate ceremony in the morning, the haldi function saw a sit-down lunch for 200 people that was a blend of tender family celebrations and minimalistic yet vibrant decor. In remembrance and reminiscence of the their childhood, a tree was set up in the center of the venue with oranges and tangerines, evoking her fond childhood memories of playing and picking fruits in her courtyard. Citrus-hued drapes, flowers, and hangings made up the decorations, while Chandi thalis, custom charger plates, coasters, and gota patti napkins were arranged for the guests. Additionally, every guest was greeted by a small bell jar with a brooch beside their thali at their seat as a welcome gift.
The energy and vibe of the festivities were flipped 180-degrees for the high-octane Sangeet that was full of glamor and decadence. Shimmering chandeliers, disco balls, reflective stage, dance floors, and other mirrored elements lit up the evening to match the glow of the starry night sky above, while wild, exotic floral arrangements added a whimsical forest-like charm to the evening. The couple and their loved ones put up stellar performances which were applauded by a cheering audience as they relished the delicious spread and danced the night away.
Planned and themed around the bride’s dream lilac lehenga from Papa Don’t Preach by Shubika, the carnival function combined fresh pastel hues, refreshing textures, and unique props to conjure a memorable occasion. The groom matched her with a bespoke lilac suit while their families and guests matched the mood in fun, chic attires in floral shades and prints which made the day all the more memorable.
Quirky elements like the phonebooth and their favorite books were added as meaningful nods to their bond and long-term relationship, along with a ton of baby’s breath – the bride’s favorite flower, and custom monogram signs. Eclectic furniture and furnishings elevated the decor with fabric lamps, a feathered wall, pampas grass, bow-shaped chairs, straw baskets, a favor cart, and more. Music and dance added to the fun of the morning.
Inspired by the auspicious aura of water, the wedding was centered around the stunning red mandap constructed over the pool. The canopy of blooms and chandeliers hung over the nuptials while the surrounding waters were covered with rose petals for a magical effect, along with diyas which the guests released to re-create the idea of Ganga-aarti. The lush greenery of the venue was subtly accented with the glow of thousands of fairy lights, further adding to the dreamy atmosphere. Dressed in traditional reds and ivory, the couple exuded love as they exchanged varmalas atop a staircase amidst great cheer and fireworks.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels, Jodhpur
Bride’s Outfits: Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika, the carnival
Photography and Videography: Khachakk Studios