Rashi and Akash, Jaipur
From shimmering disco balls and a champagne tower to a ball pit and bouncy castle, a quirky neon After-Party capped off the wedding festivities on a high!
From fabulous performers and show-stopping couture to entertainment and games that their guests would never forget, Rashi Dongre and Akash Ketwani tied the knot in a wedding extravaganza that was one for the ages! Planned to utter perfection by WeddingSutra Favorite – Perfexion Events, their exuberant revelries resonated in the joyful clicks by WeddingSutra Favorite – Sam & Ekta.
The couple had always dreamed of a palatial wedding, and hosted their pre-wedding festivities at the breathtaking venue of The Leela Palace, Jaipur, and wedding at Rajasthali Resort and Spa. To bring their vision of a royal wedding to life they chose Perfexion Events. They shared, “True to their name, Perfexion was nothing short of perfect. Everything from planning to execution was super smooth and the team was always available as per our needs and requirement.” The décor design was orchestrated by Altair décor.
The talented team of Sam & Ekta captured the couple’s happy moments, about whom they shared, “Whatever we say will be less. Sam and Ekta are like our extended family. We met once to discuss the wedding and our requirements and post that it’s been AMAZING. They’re easily the most fuss-free and loving team to work with.. we are so so happy with the final results. They’ve captured the most precious times of our life beautifully.”
Perfectly reflecting the spirit of the wedding and the couple’s personality, the gorgeous invites were crafted by Pink Whistle Man. GlowShow Entertainment along with myriad other talented singers, dancers, artists, DJs, and anchors made the revelries unforgettable.
The guests arrived to a royal Rajasthani welcome of traditional dancers and musicians, getting a taste of the grandeur that would follow in the next few days.
After the guests were received to a tremendous welcome, the revelries kicked off with a welcome dinner for everyone to unwind, mingle and get into a celebratory mood for the wedding extravaganza. Earthy, boho-chic décor that included cane furniture, pampas grass, flowers and foliage decked the evening, bathed in warm lighting from vintage Edison bulbs, lamps and candles. The couple’s eclectic attire in black and earthy tones perfectly suited the vibe of the evening.
The Mehendi pool party function saw a minimal, yet charming decor of marigolds that enhanced the beauty of the poolside venue. The vibrant color palette of everyone’s attires resonated in the exuberance of the festivities that included games, paintings, favors and more. The couple dazzled in electric, tropical hues of blue and purple.
A confluence of golden disco balls and flowers welcomed one to the glamorous Sangeet festivities. Brimming with stunning performances, professional artists, music, dance and a whole lot of fun, the dazzling evening was surrounded by thousands of shimmering lights. The bride slipped into a magical peacock-hued lehenga with a scintillating midnight-blue blouse, which exuded an iridescent glow as she twirled, while the groom turned heads in a magnificent black and gold sherwani.
The final day kicked off with a sunny Haldi and Chooda function. The couple and their families radiated joy in bright yellow clothes as the ritual of Haldi was performed, followed by the fun custom of Kaleerein.
Designed in classic hues of red and white, the wedding revelries spoke of true grandeur. Vintage chandeliers, fireworks and lights added to the splendor of the decadent floral structures, with the colossal Mandap stealing everyone’s breath away. Beautiful girls clad in red lehengas showered the royal groom with flowers as he entered. Decked in quintessential red, the bride looked like a million bucks as she entered gingerly walking under a stunning phoolon ki chaadar.
The fun-loving couple swapped out a formal reception for a unique ‘Youngster’s and Elder’s’ Party to end the festivities on a high note. Filled with neon lights, balloons, a ball pit and a bouncy castle, the exciting after-party was full of happy moments. The quirky couple stood out in matching multicolored attires as they topped up the champagne tower. The Elder’s party on the other hand was a musical ‘Mehfil’ with professional dancers, and saw a whole lot of merriment.
Advice for couples
“Keep your cool and start planning well in advance to avoid any last minute problems. More importantly, enjoy the planning process, it is a once in a lifetime experience.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The Leela Palace, Jaipur; Rajasthali Resort & Spa, Jaipur (Wedding)
Wedding Planner: Perfexion Events
Décor and Set Design: Altair Decor
Groom’s Outfits: NM Studio (Welcome Dinner, Mehendi), Manish Malhotra (Sangeet), Diwan Saheb (Wedding), Siddharth Bansal (After Party)
Bride’s Outfits: Pria Kataria Puri (Welcome Dinner), Aisha Rao (Mehendi), Seema Gujral (Sangeet), Sitara GKX (Wedding), Siddharth Bansal (After Party)
Makeup: Varsha Gidwani
Hair: Ritika Kadam
Invites: Pink Whistle Man
Catering: The Kitchen Art Company by Puneet Sikand
Entertainment: GlowShow Entertainment, Red Entertainment for NuArt, Eventsyug, Nirala Entertainment, Stebin Ben, Guru Randhawa, Sukhbir, Hiral Garg, DanceSmith, Vishal Rasquinha, Pragya Tiwari, DJ Sandy
Photography and Videography: Sam & Ekta