Deepika and Samaksh, New Delhi
From a busy wedding in Delhi to a cozy reception in quaint Mussoorie, this wedding included charming contrasts.
A book exchange led to a friendship and then love, and over time, Deepika and Samkash entered a new chapter in their lives when they decided to tie the knot. Their charming wedding celebrations were captured artistically by WeddingSutra Favorite – Seventy by Two – Wedding Stories, and here, bride Deepika shares some highlights.
How They Met
The bride shares, “We ‘met’ each other on Facebook when we were looking for a book exchange, which led to our memorable first meeting. Working together on a project in Delhi, our bond deepened and hours of talking eventually transformed into love. When Samaksh left for the US for his further studies, the distance only cemented our love for each other, and soon we knew we wanted to spend our lives together.”
“While our wedding was being planned in India, we were still swamped by our hectic work schedules in the US. I was pondering whether or not I would get a proposal, and little did I know that Samaksh was planning a lovely surprise. Just one day before we were to leave for India, he cleverly asked me to dress up for an Apple party, and instead took me to a gingerbread house completely covered with Christmas decor. He went down on his knees, while the crowd around cheered for us. Everything around was flawless and dreamy, and I answered with a resounding ‘Yes.'”
Conceptualized by the groom and his family, the wedding celebrations took a year to plan. The couple’s outfits were curated from a range of designer boutiques across Delhi. To capture the wedding celebrations in candid frames, the families hired the talented team of Seventy by Two – Wedding Stories.
Cocktail & Engagement
The festivities kicked off with a chic cocktail and engagement function at The Orbis, Leela Ambience. The night saw stunningly choreographed performances by the couple and their loved ones, after which every one hit the dance floor and boogied the night away. The bride made a pretty picture in her peach sequinned gown, while the groom looked dashing in a black tuxedo.
The vibrant haldi festivities saw cheerful decor setups with yellow, orange and pink elements. With beautiful marigold flowers arranged artistically around the venue, the decor echoed the bright yellow ensembles of the couple and their guests. It was a day of joy and laughter as everyone smeared the couple with haldi under the warm winter sun.
The wedding ceremony was held in the evening, and the decor was a decadent fusion of white and red roses, candles, glowing lights, and more. The bride echoed the royal theme in her rich bottle green lehenga with exquisite thread work, while the groom complemented her with his white sherwani and dark green shawl. “Samaksh made a boisterous entry astride a horse with his baraatis dancing, while my family performed bhangra after which I made my entry. As we saw each other, our hearts skipped a beat as we were finally experiencing the moment we had been dreaming of for a long time.”
The festivities in Delhi were followed by a quaint reception in Dehradun, a valley that nestles in the lap of the Himalayas. Hosted in the midst of the old town in the nearby hill station of Mussoorie, the event was a relaxed affair with soft peach and white decor. Cutting the cake at sunset with their loved ones cheering them on brought the beautiful celebrations to an end.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Roseate, New Delhi; The Leela Ambience (Cocktail)
Photography and Videography: Seventy by Two – Wedding Stories