Pamela and Harun, Udaipur
From a stylish brunch to a simple ‘nikaah’ ceremony, Pamela and Harun’s wedding celebrations in Udaipur were an ode to enduring elegance and timeless charm.
Pamela and Harun may have met at an urban club in Mumbai, but when it was time for them to get married, they opted for history, heritage and traditional setups for their big day. WeddingSutra Favorite The Lightsmiths brings to us the pictures of their extravagant wedding.
How We Met
Pamela and Harun met each other in 2002 at a popular club in Mumbai and soon after began meeting each other frequently since they had several mutual friends. Their friendship transformed into love and in a year’s time, they knew they were in love. After 15 years of dating, they finally tied the knot. The bride shared that there were lots of factors that posed as hurdles in their relationship, but each time they fell apart, they found their way back to each other.
Instead of sending out traditional wedding cards, the duo opted for e-invites. The idea was to avoid wasting paper, especially in an area where the goal could be achieved so conveniently. The duo entrusted Mpire Events by Vikram Mehta with the responsibility of creating a wedding that was steeped in luxury. The team explored beautiful themes that not only added to the aesthetics but also set just the right mood for every function. The Lightsmiths who were in charge of documenting the duo’s wedding photographed all the gaiety in stunning frames. Their pictures capture my myriad emotions and beautiful expressions in shots that the two are sure to cherish forever.
Often referred to as the Venice of the East, Udaipur was where Pamela and Harun decided to get married. Their nuptials took place at the Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa. Set amidst the lakes, parks, historic palaces and temples, the hotel offered a beautiful overview of Fateh Sagar Lake. The property’s regal interiors and modern amenities ensured that their wedding was a hit with their guests.
The mehndi ceremony featured a canvas of bright yellow and deep vermillion with splatters of crimson. A wall was created using paper umbrellas in pastel pink, fuchsia and white shades which provided refreshing contrasts to the decor. Florals were a big part of this event, be it in the form of decor elements, the print on Pamela’s blouse and even her jewellery. For this event, she wore a pant saree while Harun chose to keep it fairly casual with a solid color shift and well-fitted pants.
The simplicity of their ‘nikaah’ (Muslim wedding ceremony) is what made this ceremony so memorable. The duo took their vows and signed the documents before they were pronounced ‘husband and wife.’ A Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor anarkali was the outfit of choice for the beautiful bride for this function. The floor-length ensemble was created using pretty shades of peach and green. To complete the look she matched her attire with ornaments from Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers. The groom wore a white sherwani that was enhanced with golden buttons and a charcoal grey pocket square.
Pamela and Harun’s mandap was decorated using red, peach and white flowers along with a few touches of green. While the floral vines were wrapped around the pillars, an ornate chandelier illuminated the canopy. The bride wore a red lehenga designed by Vikram Phadnis which she paired with a heavy necklace from Diamantina, while the groom selected a blue and golden achkan. The duo looked every bit regal as they went around the holy fire to be united as one.
The stage for this event was truly unique – the backdrop was artistically smothered in green leaves, and featured marquee lights that spelled out ‘Mr & Mrs.’ The couple invited singer Abhishek Singh to perform live for their guests.
The following morning the newlyweds hosted a brunch that featured stunning decor and fun-filled activities that helped both families indulge in some unrestrained fun. While aquamarine and white drapes dominated the decor, fresh florals and lush greens accentuated the color story further. The couple added to the cheer by entering the venue on a cycle rickshaw. Pamela was picture-perfect in an elegant gown with a white bodice featuring exquisite work and light beige fabric making up the skirt of the gown. Harun opted for a checkered grey suit.
A grand stage with a deep color palette set the tone for the sangeet. Lightbulbs, heavy drapes and an LED screen with an ornate frame that split to make way for the bride were some of the key elements of their decor. Pamela wore an eye-catching Gaurav Gupta ensemble with a red and off-white color scheme which she paired with diamond jewellery from Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers. Harun opted for a classic tuxedo in black and white. The event was filled with performances by the couple, their friends and family members.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa, Rajasthan
Wedding Planner: Mpire Events by Vikram Mehta, Mumbai
Decor: Event Entourage
Bride’s Outfits: Vikram Phadnis (Pheras), Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor (Nikah), Gaurav Gupta (Sangeet)
Jewellery: Diamantina (Pheras), Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers (Nikah & Sangeet)
Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Jamini Sobhani & Sumita Patil
Choreography: Rick Brown
Entertainment: Abhishek Singh
Photography & Cinematography: The Lightsmiths