Aanchal and Rahul, Jaipur
This couple’s bejeweled wedding theme nuptials exuded old-world charm that synched perfectly with the palatial architecture of Jaipur.
Aanchal and Rahul’s nuptials with its vintage decor and lively celebrations made the most of the breathtaking Rajasthani architecture. With each event conceptualized around a jewel-toned color palette, this wedding raised the bar high when it came to fusing creativity and royalty together. The official photographers for this stunning wedding was WeddingSutra Favorite – Oragraphy whose well composed and unique shots added to the beauty of this union and gave the happy couple memories to cherish for a lifetime. At the helm were WeddingSutra Favorite – Ahan Destination Management who made sure the couple’s every need was catered to and seamlessly planned every function taking care of the minutest details.
Hosted at the magnificent JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa this venue made the perfect fit for the couple whose wedding featured a long guest list of people who were flying in from all over the globe. With its traditional architecture, state of the art amenities and vast spaces, this property made the cut for its sheer versatility and warm hospitality. Aanchal shares, “Rahul is born and brought up in Surat, Gujarat, and my parents are from Punjab, so considering Rajasthan is the only state that borders these two, Jaipur was the obvious choice for us making it a convenient option for both sides.
We were meant to find each other and get married in India and I couldn’t have asked for a better location. The entire experience was akin to a fairytale!”
Armed with a clear vision in mind, the duo created a dream team comprising of the most popular names in the industry.
To photograph every detail of their celebrations, the couple put complete trust in team Oragraphy who stunned them with their unique clicks that captured the essence of their wedding. Aanchal shares, “Team Oragraphy is a hidden gem in the world of photography! Their work is innovative, accurate, and reliable. You can trust them completely to capture the most candid, vivid, and beautiful moments of your wedding without a second thought. Whenever I look at our pictures, it takes me back in time to that special moment and gets me teary-eyed with emotion. We were extremely happy with the results and will be hiring Oragraphy for all our events going forward!”
On the planning front, Ahan Destination Management with their expert planning skills made each event a smashing success and ensured everything went ahead without a hiccup. Aanchal shares, “ Working with team Ahan Destination Management was an incredibly rewarding experience and we could easily rely on them to look after the smallest of details. Their team was extremely dedicated and catered to our every whim. In fact, they were just as invested in the wedding as we were and, if given the chance, we would happily work with them again.”
In their quest to hire vendors who would understand their vision and deliver incredible results, the duo came upon WeddingSutra Favorite – Izhaar by Core Designs who awed them with their designs and piqued the invitees’ curiosity. The happy bride gushes, “Izhaar by Core Designs understood our brief completely and delivered results that exceeded our expectations. Their designs are not only beautiful but they also expressed our personalities. Everyone who received the invites couldn’t help but appreciate their work.”
WeddingSutra Favorite – Kajol R Paswwan, with her expert makeup skills ensured that the bride looked gorgeous in all the functions and in every shot.
In their quest to hire vendors who would understand their vision and deliver incredible results, the duo also came upon WeddingSutra Favorite – Izhaar by Core Designs who awed them with their designs. WeddingSutra Favorite – Kajol R Paswwan, with her magical skills also made sure that the bride looked gorgeous in every shot. On the planning front, Ahan Destination Management made sure that everything went ahead without a hiccup. World-renowned singer Nirali Karthik also left the guests enthralled with her melodious tunes.
Following an ‘Emerald’ theme, Aanchal’s mehndi was a fun-filled affair where the bride had plenty of fun dancing to her favorite tracks surrounded by her girl squad. Held under a sheer green canopy that played peek-a-boo with the desert sun, everyone was showered with marigold petals as they reveled in the music. For her own bridal mehndi, Aanchal donned a contemporary peach salwar suit, while for her mehndi celebration, she chose an off-white mirror work lehenga. Her groom complemented her in a floral off-white bandhgala.
Cocktail and Sangeet
Taking up the glamour stakes several notches higher, the cocktail was held at an indoor venue and had a ‘Ruby’ theme. Keeping the decor in mind, the guests were also requested to turn up in dazzling attires that allied with the red theme. An evening filled with dance, friendly shenanigans and emotional moments ensued against a backdrop of elegant black archways and delicate crystal chandeliers.
Standing out in a beige full-sleeved gown, Aanchal was the showstopper of the evening and couldn’t stop smiling as she joined her soon-to-be husband, who wore a sleek velvet bandhgala on the dancefloor.
With a ‘Sapphire’ theme that reflected in the dress code of the guests, the Haldi ceremony went easy on the decor with marigold garlands and white canopies peppered with orange. Held under the bright blue sky dotted with wispy clouds, this ceremony had its moments of laughter and tears as everyone happily smeared the bride with turmeric.
Dressed in a bright yellow salwar kameez the bride also paid ode to the rich Rajasthani culture with her traditional maang tikka. Rahul, however, kept it light and simple in an off-white kurta and churidar.
Wedding and Reception
Held at the exquisite Vikram Aditya Ballroom located in JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa, the couple’s wedding decor followed a ‘Diamond’ theme and was replete with delicate blooms and vintage chandeliers. The highlight, however, was the mandap which took everyone’s breath away with its artfully arranged foliage and crystals that reflected every light in the room. Adding her vocal prowess to this heady mix was Nirali Karthik who made the wedding a magical event.
A stunner in her white and gold lehenga and kundan jewelry, Aanchal was surrounded by her bridesmaids who also wore similar shades of white and gold. Rahul took a cue from his bride and donned an intricately embroidered white sherwani. Adding a final flourish to the night was a vintage chariot that the newlyweds alighted upon after the bidaai to signify the beginning of a new journey.
For their glitzy reception in Surat, the couple followed the jewel theme trend and chose ‘Gold’ as the theme for the evening.
Advice For Couples
When quizzed about her suggestions to other couples, here’s what Aanchal advised:
1. Hiring a good photographer is a must! Oragraphy did a brilliant job for us and we couldn’t be happier.
2. Make sure you do a recce with your wedding planner to understand the venue and to chart out decor ideas.
3. A quick trial in advance with the makeup artist ensures no last-minute disappointments.
4. Shop ahead of time and plan your outfits so that everything looks seamless on the big day.
5. Brides get your personal mehndi done a day in advance so that you can enjoy yourself with your friends during the actual celebrations.
6. Don’t forget to hydrate throughout the wedding and make time to eat.
7. Indulge in a spa day with your family before the wedding starts so that you are adequately pampered before the hectic schedule starts.
8. Don’t forget to show your partner how special he/she is during this stressful time. Shower them with gifts and love notes that’ll brighten their day.
9. Accept and remember that some details may be off but don’t let it take a toll on you. If you don’t enjoy your wedding, then no one else will.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
Wedding Planner: Ahan Destination Management
Caterers: JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
Groom’s Outfits: Diwan Sahib (Mehndi, Haldi), Raghavendra Rathore (Cocktail & Sangeet), Falguni Shane Peacock (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Liz Paul (Mehndi), Falguni Shane Peacock (Cocktail & Sangeet), Akilah India (Haldi), Aditya & Mohit (Wedding)
Bride’s Shoes: Maison Valentino (Wedding)
Jewelry: Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas (Cocktail & Sangeet, Wedding)
Makeup: Kajol R Paswwan
Hairstyling: Kajol R Paswwan (Haldi), Kamy Sharma (Mehndi, Cocktail and Sangeet, Wedding)
Entertainment: Vansh Sharma Music (Haldi, Cocktail & Sangeet), Nirali Karthik (Wedding)
Wedding Invitations: Izhaar by Core Designs