Trisha and Suvraj, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman
The bride made a statement in striking diamond jewellery designed by her mom Varuna D Jani.
Trisha, the daughter of acclaimed jewellery designer Varuna D Jani and businessman Dipak Jani, tied the knot with Suvraj at the beautiful Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat, Oman. The celebrations were designed and executed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Altair Decor and photographed by the award-winning team and WeddingSutra Favorite – House on the Clouds. Here, bride Trisha shares a few highlights of the festivities.
How They Met
The Mumbai-based couple met through a mutual friend and dated for seven years before taking the plunge. Trisha shares, “I was studying in London when a friend of mine there, who was also from Mumbai, asked me to connect with her Mumbai-based friend Suvraj to plan her birthday party. It was an instant connection between us and we eventually started dating. We stayed strong through our long-distance stage and other ups and downs, and wed in 2019.”
The couple hosted a traditional Mata ki Chowki celebration at Blue Sea in Worli, Mumbai, for their close friends and family, after which everyone flew to Oman for the wedding festivities. “We were very clear that we wanted a destination wedding, preferably at a beach-side location not too far away from Mumbai to avoid strenuous travelling for our elderly relatives. After exploring many locations in the Middle East, South East Asia, and even Europe, the one location that wowed us was the Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat. “The hotel’s hospitality, picturesque open venues, and most importantly, its proximity to Mumbai was what won us over and we picked it as our wedding venue,” shares Trisha.
The task of planning the celebrations was entrusted to Trisha’s sister Nidhi Sahi who runs the wedding planning company Enjay Events. They also picked Janki of Altair Decor whose portfolio of spectacular work spoke for itself. Trisha shares, “When it came to photography, we had some very specific requirements. Most importantly, we needed someone who would get amazing clicks of everything without any choreographed posing. After meeting several photographers, we zeroed in on House on the Clouds and were so blown away with their work, that we booked them on the spot.”
The first night of the festivities commenced with an ‘Arabian Night’ that was created to transport guests to a charming and rustic Arabian village. Authentic Omani bakers serving traditional breads, stalls with traditional handicrafts and camels added an enchanting Arabic flair to the event. It was a night of spirited music and dancing as everyone hit the dance floor to the beats of the Chicken Masala band. The bride wore a colorful skirt ensemble from Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika, while the groom opted for a kurta with bandi jacket from Kunal Rawal.
Welcome Lunch and Mehndi
The next day began with a welcome lunch for the guests, while the henna artist Sara adorned the bride’s hands with intricate designs. The bride wore a ruffled outfit from Gauri and Nainika. The lunch was followed by a sundowner mehndi function with fun performances by the couple and their loved ones, and the highlight was a showstopping performance by Rohin Puri. The bride looked ravishing in an embellished Shriya Som ruffled ensemble in bright fuchsia, while the groom donned a beige and black embroidered sherwani from Siddhartha Tytler.
Halid and Chooda ceremony
The final day dawned with the haldi ceremony for the groom where he was smeared with turmeric paste by his family, while the bride had her ‘chooda’ (bridal bangles) ceremony with her family. She kept her look simple and elegant in a yellow Sukriti and Akriti Kurta.
The outdoor wedding ceremony exuded an enchanting fairytale-like vibe in shades of pink, incorporating 6 distinct shades of salmon, coral, blush, magenta, baby pink, flamingo. Floral covered trellises and exquisite table settings set the mood for decor that was chic and refined. The day was full of poignant moments of love and emotions. The couple looked sensational in coordinating outfits featuring peach and mandarin hues. The groom wore a creamy peach sherwani from Vanshik with a sunny turban and stole, while the bride wore a floral lehenga in citrus tones from Anamika Khanna, which she paired with jewellery from Rajwada Jewels.
The final function of the wedding was a Celebration Night, which was an elegant indoor event with vintage decor comprising candles, dark red roses, antique chandeliers, a formal sit down dinner and celebratory toasting to great music by Bryden and Parth. Later, everyone hit the dance floor and danced the night away with rocking music by DJ AJ. The groom looked dapper in a tuxedo by Troy Costa, while the bride wore a shimmering silver ensemble by Gauri and Nainika, along with diamond jewellery designed by Varuna D Jani, her mother.
Advice for Couples
“It’s always a good idea to entrust a planner you connect with well to get your vision to fruition and avoid getting invested in the nitty-gritty of every little aspect. It’s your wedding and you should be able to enjoy it without any stress.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman
Wedding Planners: Enjay Events
Decor: Altair Decor
Groom’s Outfits: Kunal Rawal (Arabian Night), Siddhartha Tytler (Mehndi), Vanshik (Wedding), Troy Costa (Celebration Night)
Bride’s Outfits: Manish Malhotra (Mata Ki Chowki), Papa Don’t Preach (Arabian Night), Gauri and Nainika (Mehndi, Celebration Night), Anamika Khanna (Wedding)
Jewellery: Varuna D Jani (Mata Ki Chowki, Arabian Night, Celebration Night), Razwada Jewels (Wedding), Aquamarine Jewellery (Wedding Maang Tikka)
Makeup: Varsha Gidwani (Mata ki Chowki), Urban Chokra (Arabian Night), Vardaan Nayak (Celebration Night, Sangeet and Wedding)
Hairstylist: Ritika Hairstylist
Mehndi Artist: Sara’s Henna
Invitation Design: Two The T
Caterers: Studio Kitchen
Entertainment: Rohin Puri (Mehndi), Chicken Masala (Arabian Night), Bryden and Parth (Celebration Night), DJ AJ (Celebration Night)
Photography & Videography: House on the Clouds