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Shivank and Akanksha blended modern and traditional elements with elan as they planned their wedding celebrations flawlessly, which included a grand engagement do and a simpler, elegant temple wedding. Check out some highlights below.

Akanksha and Shivank

How We Met
Bride Akanksha and Shivank are both deeply involved in social service and that’s what brought them both together. Shivank had set up his NGO, Karma Foundation for spreading awareness about creating good causes, and Akanksha first met him when she went to volunteer at the NGO. “It’s been three years since we first met, and now it seems like just yesterday! There was no looking back once we clicked, and with each passing day, we grew closer till we decided to cement our bond by tying the knot,” shares Akanksha.

Wedding Venue
Akanksha and Shivank both wanted a traditional wedding with modern elements, so they chose the Sai Sagar Dham temple in New Delhi as their wedding venue.

Wedding Functions

Engagement
The engagement ceremony at the DLF 5 Club in Gurgaon was a grand affair and a lot of grooving and rocking performances by family and friends made the evening even more special. Akanksha shares, “This was one of the best parties we hosted as we made sure that the guests were entertained with special dance performances, interactive activities and lip-smacking food.”

The bride wore a beautiful voluminous peach and cream gown by Shantanu and Nikhil, which she paired with pretty silver jewelry.

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Wedding
The wedding nuptials were a traditional affair with the bride and groom tying the knot in a traditional temple setting. The bride wore a gorgeous lehenga from Frontier Raas with stunning all-over gold intricate design, dual dupattas and short-sleeved blouse which paired well with her elegant neckpiece, earrings and ‘maang tikka' (forehead ornament) by Hazoorilal Jewellers. Shivank looked like a regal prince in his classy outfit by Diwan Sahib.

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Experience with the Vendors
“As an organized girl with a fiancé who is completely managerial in his outlook, we wanted a wedding videographer who would fulfill certain requirements we had – he or she had to have a theatrical vision, be able to mingle with family and make them feel comfortable and have experience with candid and quirky shots. Filmy Shaadi had it all! I remember there was a meeting where we were asked to describe our relationship and narrate how we met. That time, we did not know how the Filmy Shaadi team would find that information useful. Later, when I saw the pre-wedding shoot and the wedding pictures, I was awe-struck! It was as if they had weaved our story together in photos.”

The Wedding Makers
Location: Sai Sagar Dham temple
Decor: Panacea Entertainment, New Delhi
Bridal Trousseau: Frontier Raas (Wedding); Shantanu and Nikhil (Engagement)
Groom’s Outfit: Diwan Sahib (Wedding & Cocktail)
Jewelry: Hazoorilal Jewellers
Makeup Artist: Vidya Tikari
Videography: Filmy Shaadi

Photos Courtesy: PhotozAapki

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