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The historic environs of the City Palace in the Pink City of Jaipur hosted the wedding celebrations of Nikita and Pranay with full pomp and splendor. The regal affair was planned by WeddingSutra Favourite - 7X-Weddings. Here, bride Nikita shares some highlights of the extravaganza.

Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur

How We Met
“Pranay and I are both are absolute opposites. However, since it is said that opposites attract and our story is somewhat similar! Pranay is an advocate by profession, and I am an entrepreneur. We met in an arranged marriage setup, and that was an absolute bummer because our first meeting lasted only five hours as Pranay had a flight to catch. Within a week of our first meeting, we started talking all night like typical high school dating couples hiding it from our parents. Our families had no idea that we were in touch for almost a month, and they came to know about us only a week before our engagement!”

Wedding Venue
“We traveled all over the country and abroad before deciding our wedding venue. From Pune to Ahmedabad, Mahabaleshwar to Bekal, Bahrain to Dubai and Thailand to Sri Lanka - we explored them all. We had just finished visiting the venue options in Mahabaleshwar and on our way back we discussed Jaipur as a possible option and there it was! After a flight by both sets of parents to the Pink City, the decision was made and Jaipur it was!"

Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur

Wedding Planning
7X-Weddings did a great job with the entire planning and execution. Rajat and Devang were always there to listen to our little needs and fulfilled them graciously. We still remember how beautiful and dreamy our pheras venue looked and it’s all thanks to this team for bringing it to life!”

Wedding Functions

Phool and Ring Ceremony
“We had an array of functions planned and kick-started the celebrations with a 'phool' (flowers) function which was designed around the Maharashtrian theme whereas the ring ceremony was designed around an English theme. Both the ceremonies were held in Pune.”

Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur

Sangeet
After welcoming both sides of the family at City Palace in Jaipur, the couple hosted a sangeet that was the most awaited event. The purple and blue color palette used for the decor looked perfect. Silver ball hangings and white branches covering the entire pathway made for a dreamy setting that mesmerized the guests. The flower vases and lots of decorative mirrors added sparkling charm to the environs. The beautifully lit stage with floral arrangements illuminated every performance that took place making it a pleasing experience for all.

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Carnival
The next day started with a 'Casino Carnival'-themed lunch. With blue, pink and white floral arrangements in the garden area where the lunch was hosted, the venue looked like a dream! The photo booths were the main highlights for the guests as each moment captured reflected true joy. The youngsters that welcomed the bride and groom also posed against the photo backdrop to cherish the day even after the celebrations were over.

Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur

Pheras
The wedding ceremony started with a baraat procession where the groom made a grand entry along with men holding fire torches and accompanied by horses, elephants and canon camels. Pranay looked like an erstwhile Maharaja as some forty dancers welcomed him to the venue. Nikita’s arrival for the garlanding ceremony was equally mesmerizing as she entered in a red and white dome-shaped floral chariot pulled by her brothers. This was the biggest highlight of the evening and made for an unforgettable bridal entry. Gold and red were the dominant colors as the decor was designed around this palette. Nikita looked ethereal in her pink and golden Dolly J lehenga while her groom complemented her in a dazzling sherwani.

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Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur

Nikita and Pranay, City Palace, Jaipur

Advice for Couples
“Never take the entire load of the wedding upon yourselves. Leave everything on the wedding planner and your family. Always remember that those two-three days of the wedding events are yours to enjoy so make sure you live it fully with your loved ones."

The Wedding Makers
Venue: City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Wedding Planner: 7X-Weddings
Bride’s Outfits: The Sofia Factory (Phool), Dolly J (Ring Ceremony, Sangeet and Wedding), Niharika Chopra (Carnival)
Groom’s Outfits: Ananta by Surbhi (Phool), More Mischief (Ring Ceremony and Sangeet), Raisson D'Être by Govinda Mehta (Carnival), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Jewelry: Anand Ranawat Signature Jewellery, KK Jewellers, Mahesh Soni, Mahalaxmi Jewellers
Makeup Artist: Firoz and Farzana Khan (Mumbai)
Invitation Designer: Rock.Paper.Art by Sonia Marlecha

Photographer: Robin Saini Photography

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