Anu and Tushar, The Westin Mumbai Garden City
An English theme engagement, a Moroccan theme Sufi night and a beautiful wedding ceremony are woven into Anu and Tushar's wedding memories. Check them out here.
Anu and Tushar pulled off their lavish wedding celebrations in Mumbai which were beautifully planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – Knot Married and with the help of loved ones. Their nuptials focused on elegant traditions with a dose of glamour for all the functions. Here, the couple shares highlights of the memorable celebrations.
How We Met
Tushar shares, “Anu and I met in the most conventional way – through a dating app. We dated for about a year and a half, and like every other relationship, we had our highs and lows, but in the end, we made it through. We didn’t plan on falling in love; it just happened gradually over time. The more we spoke, the more comfortable we became, the more we started understanding each other and today, here we are!”
“We chose The Westin Mumbai Garden City in Goregaon as our wedding venue. We had around 200 guests staying in the hotel, and a lot of them were flying from different states and countries. We hosted our engagement, Sufi Night and Jaimala at the Grand Ballroom. The sangeet, mehndi and wedding took place at Westin Woods. The guests were also provided with a walk– in–salon at the venue where they could get ready for the functions.”
“Knot Married comprises of a team of young and dynamic professionals who were exceptional at planning, designing and executing our wedding. Everything took place smoothly, and they made it a grand memory which we will cherish for a lifetime. The three months of planning our wedding were stress-free as Knot Married helped us with all kind of vendors, bookings, hospitality, logistics and last-minute requirements.”
“The engagement decor was based on an English theme where we used a lot of exotic flowers and flower canopies over the dinner tables. The seating featured a floral cabana with a lot of candles.” Anu looked gorgeous in a pink net lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani at this function.
“The mehndi decor was very colorful. Diwans were placed for the guests to sit on and get beautiful mehndi designs applied to their hands. A seating arrangement was done on a cabana with a raised platform that had flower chakras with little woolen tassel hangings. On the other side, another big stage setup was raised with a band set up for the performance of famous Bollywood singer Neha Bhasin. ‘Sharab-Di-Gaddi’ was the cocktail section. Carts offering giveaways such as dupattas and bangles for guests and a digital slingshot for the photo booth were some of the highlights. Anu wore a green and peach lehenga by Shyamal & Bhumika for this function.”
“A Moroccan theme was selected for the ‘Sufi Night,’ which was held in the evening at the Grand Ballroom of the hotel. The entire decor was lit up in gold and royal blue with dim lights and minimalistic elements. The evening ended on a very magical note with a performance by Mame Khan’s traditional/folk Rajasthani voice.”
“The wedding setup was full of floral and royal structures. The mandap had a magical setting, with a magnificent Ganesha at the back overlooking the setting. On the other side of mandap, there was an amphitheater seating arrangement for the 11 pandits to sit and chant the mantras ” Anu looked resplendent in a red Tarun Tahiliani ensemble at this auspicious event.
Advice for Couples
“The couple should know what exactly they want and should start planning their wedding at least six months in advance. One of the few things we were not expecting was a downpour in Mumbai in December. With such an unforeseen situation coming up, we had to work on Plan B. One should always have a Plan B because you never know what might come up.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Westin Mumbai Garden City
Wedding Planners: Knot Married
Wedding Stylist: Prache Khade
Bride’s Outfits: Tarun Tahiliani (Engagement and Wedding), Shyamal and Bhumika (Mehndi)
Groom’s Outfits: SS Homme
Accessories: Christian Louboutin
Makeup artist: Ojas Rajani
Entertainment: Neha Bhasin and Mame Khan
Wedding Invitation Designer: Multi Creation
Photography: Shutterdown by Lakshya Chawla