Aakshi and Rohan, Golden Blossom Imperial Resorts, Lucknow
Their college love story took a turn to eternity in Lucknow, the glorious ‘City of Nawabs’!
After a childhood in Lucknow and Banaras, Rohan and Aakshi found love in Noida! From their instant attraction that turned into a college romance to their magical wedding captured by WeddingSutra Favorite Shutterdown, their love has left us all awed! Shared with us by the bride, here are a few moments from their fairytale.
How We Met
“We met on a staircase in Amity University, Noida in 2011. We were both from out of town – he’s from Lucknow, I’m from Banaras. We were introduced by a mutual friend, Sonal and took an instant liking towards each other. But we both hesitated to express our feelings. I thought he was in a relationship and vice-versa. Thankfully Sonal came to the rescue, making it loud and clear that we were both single!”
“We chose Rohan’s hometown, Lucknow as the destination for the wedding. With its mouth-watering mughlai delicacies and unmatched hospitality, it is truly the ‘City of Nawabs’! We celebrated across different venues; our roka at The Palms Golf Club & Resort, the engagement at Renaissance Lucknow Hotel, and we tied the knot at Golden Blossom Imperial Resorts.”
“Rohan and I planned the entire wedding with the help of family, friends and local vendors. Our invitations were designed by Royal Paper Traders from New Delhi and we trusted Shutterdown to capture our timeless moments. Given their passion and expertise, they truly did gift us a treasury of spectacular captures!”
With dhols and a vibrant floral decor, the couple’s mehndi was a dhamakedar affair! While ethereal would be one word to describe Aakshi in her blue lehenga and floral jewellery, Rohan looked suave in his cream outfit as well! And the awe-inspiring moment of the two sharing the stage was just perfect!
Following the Mehndi, their lavish indoor engagement was hosted at the Renaissance Lucknow Hotel. Sharing with us their choice of attire for the evening, Aakshi says, “For the engagement, Rohan and I decided to coordinate in royal blue Anju Modi outfits.”
The pictures are proof of the excitement and eagerness that filled the air as Rohan and Aakshi hosted their respective haldi ceremonies. As for the decor, Aakshi’s Haldi was lit with bright marigolds while Rohan’s function, was the ideal ‘all yellow’!
“My big-day was just perfect! Everything went by so smoothly! Dressed in my deep maroon gota-work lehenga, I entered the venue under a ‘Phoolon ki Chadar’. While I chose Anita Dongre for the day, Rohan picked his sherwani from Bhasin Brothers.”
“Please take a week off before your wedding day for some space and relaxation. Rohan and I were completely worn out by the end!”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Palms Golf Club & Resort, Lucknow (Roka), Renaissance Lucknow Hotel (Engagement), Golden Blossom Imperial Resorts (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: Anju Modi (Engagement), Bhasin Brothers (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Anju Modi (Engagement), Anita Dongre (Wedding)
Jewellery: Rikhab Das Udai Chand Jewellers
Makeup Artist: Ajay Maurya, The Body Care & Cure, Lucknow
Mehndi: Shivam Mehndi, Lucknow
Wedding Invitations: Royal Paper Traders, New Delhi