Ananya and Prateek, Tarangi Resort and Spa, Uttarakhand
A riverside resort inside the Jim Corbett National Park proved to be a lovely, lush venue for Ananya and Prateek's cozy wedding.
Serenaded by the music of the rippling river and the cool mountain breezes, Ananya and Prateek’s wedding was a magical affair in the lap of nature. The celebrations held in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas was captured by WeddingSutra Favourite – We Don’t Say Cheese. Here are a few glimpses of the celebrations.
How They Met
Ananya and Prateek were aware of each other for years. In fact, they had admired each other for a long time and finally met at a friend’s wedding. They got to know each other over time and discovered that they shared a similar outlook towards life. They got their families to meet and sort out the formalities, after which, they started planning their dream wedding.
Ananya and Prateek both wanted an intimate wedding with their close friends and family, in the lap of nature, surrounded by wonderful views and crisp mountain air. The tranquility of the Jim Corbett nature reserve was an added advantage. After some research, they booked the Tarangi Resort and Spa, with its sprawling riverfront vistas, as their wedding venue.
The couple wanted to enjoy not just the celebrations, but also the planning process. So they chose to plan the function themselves. With a super enthusiastic army of friends, the couple started planning the nitty-gritty of the festivities, dividing up the vendor departments and worked tirelessly for two months to make their vision a reality.
The sundowner mehendi had an enchanted garden theme that was created with green and yellow drapes and mystical light in the amphitheater area. Dangling henna cones and umbrellas, a decorated cart bar and bangle stalls added to the festive ambiance. Prateek and Ananya coordinated their beige and green ensembles for this function.
The sangeet was arranged indoors to respect the sound restrictions in the area as the venue was situated in the middle of a nature sanctuary. The decor comprised mirrors, a forest-themed stage and a bar decorated with golden accents to look like a carousel in gold. There were spectacular dance performances by family members which were followed by an after-party which had everyone grooving till late into the evening.
While everyone recovered from the previous night’s festivities, the D-Day dawned on them with chirping birds and sunny skies. With a joyful decor of kites and jasmine blooms, the haldi ceremony kicked off the day into high-gear. The bride and groom squads were dressed in yellow personalized t-shirts and they had a great time smearing Prateek with turmeric paste. The bride wore a simple mustard suit which she paired with red floral jewellery.
The hotel’s riverside lawns proved to be the perfect venue for the wedding ceremony. The pastel decor and romantic lights with the sound of the gurgling waters and lush hills made for a picturesque setting. The bride and groom dressed in matching light pastel hues and were the epitome of romance.
Advice for Couples
“Your wedding is the most important and private occasion of your life. We were able to achieve our dream wedding by having only close family and friends in attendance. We focused on quality over quantity in a sense. Share your wedding with people who really matter because, in the end, it’s all about creating memories that last a lifetime.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Tarangi Resort & Spa, Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
Bride’s Outfits: Ole Couture (Mehndi), Karnaya Clothing (Sangeet), Om Parkash Jawahar Lal (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: Gargee Designers (Mehendi and Wedding), Akks Collection (Sangeet)
Makeup: Neha Grover, Delhi
Invites: Patni Craft, Agra
Photography and Videography: We Don’t Say Cheese