Nazuk and Vaibhav – Muscat, Oman
Delhi based couple Nazuk and Vaibhav tied the knot in a grand celebration in Muscat. Have a glimpse at their grandeur through the lensman’s eye.
Nazuk and Vaibhav said ‘I Do’ at the Ritz Carlton Al Bustan Palace – a truly magical setting for a beach wedding overlooking the Gulf of Oman. “Nazuk and Vaibhav’s destination wedding can be called as the One Big Beach Party,” says Ramit Batra, a cinematographer and photographer, who beautifully narrates a wedding tale through his lenses. “I knew at that very moment, that this was the perfect match,” adds Ramit. The Delhi couple gave him complete freedom to conceptualise and implement every bit of the documentation, starting from a yacht outing—the day before the celebrations began to the wedding and bidai.
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel is known for orchestrating unforgettable weddings in Oman in beautiful surroundings. Set in the midst of an exquisite garden between the dramatic Al Hajar Mountain and the Sea of Oman, this massive Ritz Carlton Property brought along a lot of photo opportunities. Over 400 guests from all over the world were present at the three-day celebrations.
The Youngster’s Party
The Beach Pavilion at Al Bustan Palace was the venue for the most awaited Youngster’s party. Vintage lampshades dangled from the palm trees overlooking the immense blue sea. Nazuk wore a glittering off-shoulder teal gown, paired with diamond jewellery and Vaibhav’s elegance was marked in a tailored blue blazer with chinos—casual yet classy. The extensive bar, Arabic performers and musicians kept the spirits high throughout the evening.
Mehndi and Sangeet
The couple and guests grooved to the best of 80s and 90s Bollywood songs. There was a session with the Bride & Groom’s friends sharing stories of the couple’s courtship , their dates, bachelorette and bachelor parties, his proposal and her vanishing act, and how she turned it down! There were dance performances by the parents, friends and other family members. The couple picked ‘chura ke dil mera’ to groove to while Nazuk gave a stunning performance to ‘Deewani Mastani’.
The couple looked stunning at the event with Nazuk flaunting her gold and mint Anamika Khanna lehenga from Ogaan India and a vintage stole from her grandmother that was customised into a cape. She teamed it up with Mughal jewellery from Jewels by Urvika. Vaibhav complemented her by wearing a beige kurta and pale blue bandhgala.
The sehrabandi was held in the majestic 38-metre-high domed atrium lobby of Al Bustan Palace and then the baraat left grooving to a mix of P Punjabi, EDM & Bolly tracks as they made their way to the venue against the backdrop of dramatic Hajar mountains. The beachside mandap was decked up with red garlands and white drapes. Nazuk’s stunning velvet, maroon lehenga with floral motifs, for the D-day, was layered with chunky maharani haars. She wore an elaborated mathapatti along with a simple nathani and kaleeras. The groom brightened up the evening by wearing a beige kurta and dhoti. And it was teamed up with a vibrant red safaa. Varmalas were exchanged and the blessings were showered.
This palatial resort’s distinctive wedding venues include the largest ballroom in the Sultanate. For open-air gatherings, the beautifully manicured gardens provide a dramatic setting, framed by Al Hajar Mountains and overlooking the Sea of Oman.
Ramit and team were on their toes trying to capture the beauty of the beach venues. They prepared a sneak peek of pictures and videos that were showcased in every room, before anyone woke up. “Here’s a big shout-out to the coolest newly-weds from Delhi – Nazuk and Vaibhav and the beautiful choice of location to host their wedding. When you have your favourite people – your close-family and friends to join in your celebrations, it indeed is a marathon of dancing, drinking and chilling. The exhilarating views of the ocean, a luxurious host like Ritz-Carlton and an oh-so-awesome chilly weather + the summer sun. It cannot get better than this!” exclaims Ramit. “It was definitely the most memorable destination wedding photoshoot for me,” he concludes.
Today, Oman is one of the hottest destinations for a grand Indian celebration in the Middle East and Al Bustan Palace is seeing a significant increase in destination weddings from India. “Many Indian families host their weddings in Oman, and they particularly value the opportunity to stay in a palace (sometimes taking over the property entirely) and hold their event on the dream-like beachfront, in Muscat,” says Rami Farhat, Director of Sales and Marketing at Al Bustan Palace.
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Photos Courtesy- Ramit Batra