Ayesha & Arjun, The Royal Elm, Karjat
A lush farm transformed into a beautifully illuminated wonderland is where the two tied the knot!
Ayesha and Arjun met in college and haven’t looked back since! While their story is in itself a unique fairytale, several WeddingSutra Favourites helped craft their magical wedding. The Doli Diary orchestrated their picture perfect revelries and Dreamzkraft brought to life an enchanted setting. Along with some remarkable captures by WeddingSutra Favourites The Wedding Salad and Romesh Dhamija Productions, here are a few cherished moments shared with us by the bride.
How We Met
“Arjun was my senior in college, and you know how the story goes, first came friendship and then came love! Fast forward 7 years of togetherness and here we are!”
“A family-owned farm was the picturesque setting for our big day! With its panoramic view and serene atmosphere, we’re sure the venue couldn’t have been better!”
“Planning our wedding was made so much simpler by The Doli Diary; with passion and hard work they gifted us such a unique fairytale! Our invitations were designed by The Papier Project and the ethereal decor of each function was skillfully assembled by Dreamzkraft. The Wedding Bartenders rocked the party and became the talk of the wedding! Capturing the emotions behind each moment, The Wedding Salad did a spectacular job from behind the lens. While the photography was handled by them, we had Romesh Dhamija Productions as videographers.”
“Our 3 day celebrations started with a sumptuous lunch to welcome the guests. Members of both families met, interacted and rejoiced in high spirits!
“The lunch was followed by a beach themed party by the pool! Whilst posing for some selfies and enjoying their wine, both the young and old had a gala time! I wore a floral printed crop top and skirt beautifully designed by Farah Sanjana.”
“Our bright and colorful kitschy Mehndi was held the next day. Dressed in a lehenga by Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor, I entered the hall with Arjun under a ‘Phoolon ki umbrella’!”
“We hosted a Bollywood themed Sangeet! I chose a Manish Malhotra lehenga for the night and everything was exactly how I imagined it to be! Except, to our surprise, the Karjat Mela was on the same night. But coming to our rescue, we had the local police who helped our guests reach the venue without stress. And once the loud beats filled the air, the performances began and there was no stopping the fun on the dancefloor!”
Haldi & Chooda
“Arjun and I had our haldi ceremonies celebrated simultaneously. With the functions being just a few hours before the wedding, everyone was super excited and eager!”
“In the beautiful gardens by the lake, the setting of our big-day oozed elegance and royalty. The funniest (though it was stressful then…) moment of the function was when the baraat reached bang on time! I was just halfway done with my hair and makeup when the sound of dhols reached my ears! But luckily, with such a supportive family on both sides, everything went by smoothly. While I chose a red Tarun Tahiliani for the big day, Arjun picked a subtle cream sherwani for himself.”
“Following the surreal wedding we hosted a reception that was no less glamorous! Given the ‘White’ theme, the floral decor enhanced my pastel Manish Malhotra lehenga and was truly remarkable!”
Advice to Couples
“Enjoy every moment of your wedding, and don’t let anything stress you out. Always remember, your partner is all that matters!”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Royal Elm, Karjat; Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat.
Wedding Planner: The Doli Diary
Bride’s Outfits: Farah Sanjana (Pool Party), Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor (Mehndi), Manish Malhotra (Sangeet & Reception), Tarun Tahiliani (Wedding).
Makeup Artist: Varsha Gidwani
Hairstylist: Ritika Kadam
Wedding Invitations: The Papier Project
Photography: The Wedding Salad
Videography: Romesh Dhamija Productions