Rohini and Sarvesh, Mahabalipuram
From a chessboard dance floor to Kathakali dancers, this enchanting beach wedding was full of eclectic surprises.
This love story began up in the clouds and was celebrated in a beguiling seaside wedding. Rohini Chopra and Sarvesh Agarwal’s wedding was all about stunning decor, festive functions and the coming together of two cultures. Every detail was executed perfectly by WeddingSutra Favorite – The Doli Diary, and captured in breathtaking frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – House On The Clouds.
How They Met
‘Love is in the air’ is a phrase that literally describes the start of Rohini and Sarvesh’s relationship perfectly. The two met on a flight that took off from Singapore and landed with the duo falling in love.
The couple’s wedding was an intimate celebration and found its perfect setting at Mahabalipuram’s serene beachfront. They entrusted the planning and execution of the decor to the team at The Doli Diary. Their first project in the gorgeous temple town, it proved to be challenging yet fun, an invigorating endevor and an all-round success. The task of capturing every moment of the festivities was performed to perfection by House On The Clouds. With a storyteller’s approach to photography, their unforgettable clicks captured the essence of the couple’s story.
Sarvesh and Rohini kickstarted their wedding celebrations with a Mexican-themed sundowner by the poolside. The mehendi function was a vibrant affair and saw a decor in shades of canary yellow, white and sky blue, with festoons of blooms in creative setups and bright draped canopies hung with tassels. Colorful signage across the lawns invited guests in to the celebrations. The bride looked sensational in an embellished off-white lehenga, teamed with a one-shoulder blouse and enormous pearl hoop earrings. The groom kept it breezy and quirky wearing shorts, a shirt and a blazer in soft pastel hues.
The following day started with a poolside haldi ceremony. The intimate function was a suffusion of sunny yellow decor with marigold blooms everywhere. Kathakali dancers wowed guests with their performances as they smeared the couple with holy turmeric paste.
The sangeet exuded vintage charm with a white and green floral theme. The venue was bathed in the warm glow of antique chandeliers. A striking archway of blooms and lush foliage welcomed the guests, evoking the romance of an enchanted garden. The groom in his dapper all-black ensemble complemented his bride Rohini, in her icy blue lehenga, perfectly.
The nuptial ceremony was an elegant oceanfront affair decorated in gorgeous spring hues. Roses filled the dome of the mandap, from which a crystal chandelier hung, with orange drapes for added warmth. An abundance of white, yellow and pink flowers were strewn across the venue, a joyful reflection of the array of colors showcased on the horizon as Sarvesh and Rohini exchanged vows at sunset, before being showered with petals by their guests.
Bringing the festivities to a close, the reception was meant to bring back memories of their first concert together. Recreated with the theme of ‘Sky Full Of Stars’, guests danced the night away under a canopy of fairy lights.
Sharing their experience working with The Doli Diary, the couple said, “While planning a destination wedding, choosing a vendor is much more than just paying for a service. It is putting your entire faith in a team to make your vision comes to life even though you cannot physically check it. Choosing Neha and Jinal of The Doli Diary was completely about instinct. Despite having never met them, we were instantly assured of their professionalism and felt that our ideas aligned perfectly. The fact that they are also young, fun and easy to work with was just a great bonus! The TDD team was always available and up for any suggestions or modifications we had – ensuring we got exactly what we envisioned. Most people resent the chaos of wedding planning but for us, the 12 months of planning just flew by, with Neha and Jinal being more like our friends than planners through the whole process. Having TDD by our side was one of the best decisions we made and we hope that every couple gets to enjoy their wedding day to the fullest, the way we did, thanks to our planners.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Radisson Blu, Mahabalipuram
Planning & Décor: The Doli Diary
Decor Production: Floral Hut
Bride’s Outfits: Esha Sethi Thirani (Mehndi), Kresha Bajaj (Sangeet), Anita Dongre (Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Jasmeet Kampany
Photography and Videography: House on the Clouds