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Their romantic journey started with a long conversation at a bar and reached a 'happily every after' soon. Here, Nikesh and Devina share some highlights of the wedding that took place in London. They managed to plan many aspects of the celebrations themselves and share tips on what other couples can do too.

Devina and Nikesh, UK

How We Met
“We met at a bar in the Shard. Neither one of us expected anything, but we just found ourselves talking for hours. The next day, I tried to play it cool, but Devina wasn't having any of it. We met again the following week at the theatre, and the rest is history.”

Wedding Proposal
“I proposed in private, in the dome at the top of the Gherkin in London, with a glass of champagne and lavender roses, followed by one of our favorite menus. We walked along the riverside while we broke the news to our friends and family,” shares Nikesh.

Wedding Planning
“We planned our wedding ourselves, choreographed our first dance, and also designed the invitations! We found a printing company to produce them in the quality and number we needed. Dream Occasions did the decor for the various events, and Sunny Singh Photography captured our moments in videos and photos. Ragasaan catered for our celebrations with a bespoke menu. Doves & Peacock produced our wedding favors and also created a stunning logo design used throughout the event and designed our table plan as well.”

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Wedding Functions

Wedding
“We had a cherry blossom theme throughout all of the events, but as it was not the right season, our design team made hundreds of cherry blossom planters and even a couple of full trees for us. We had water flowing alongside our walkway to the mandap which dazzled with mirrored gold. We had a canopy of jasmine flowers and roses suspended from the ceiling above the gold dance floor.” Dressed in a regal deep red lehenga with beautiful gold thread embroidery, Devina looked perfect on her big day. A full-sized golden handmade sword was crafted in Jodhpur for the groom who made a grand entry with his parents.

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Reception
Everything created was bespoke, from the reception dress to the groom's outfit which was a Tom Ford tuxedo. The decor complimented the contemporary, chic setting of the venue. White and gold tones blended beautifully, and the floral profusions added a magical vibe to the reception decor, especially the centerpieces and the chandeliers.

Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK
Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Devina and Nikesh, UK

Advice for Couples
“Nothing is quite as expensive as you first believe. It's possible to create your dream wedding with the right help, and being willing to use multiple suppliers. Don't get pushed around by any of the suppliers - they work for you. Challenge all the pricing. But pick people you trust to do the job right, not just the cheapest or the largest.”

The Wedding Makers
Venue: Grosvenor House, London, UK
Decor: Dream Occasions
Caterers: Ragasaan
Wedding Favours: Doves & Peacock
Entertainment: Max Marcus Events

Photography and Videography: Sunny Singh Photography

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