Dhruv and Sumati, Indana Palace Jodhpur
Dhruv and Sumati’s picture-perfect wedding included a beautiful outdoor setup for the traditional ceremony at Indana Palace, Jodhpur.
Childhood friends and long-distance sweetherts, Dhruv and Sumati’s grand wedding in the luxurious Indana Palace Jodhpur was sweetness and light.
Here, we share highlights of their wedding and pictures clicked by WeddingSutra Favorite Shutterdown.
How we met
“Dhruv and I went to the same school and so we’ve known each other right from the start,” Sumati says. “We hung out in the same group of friends and were best friends in high school. Then I shifted to Pune to pursue medicine. Dhruv went to Delhi to study engineering.”
Two years into the long distance friendship, they realized there was more to this friendship. The bride says, “We decided to give it a shot and started dating. Our eight-year-long relationship though was spent 7 years apart! But we took the plunge and decided to get married and thanks to our parents, it all went smoothly.”
“We wanted a venue that exuded royalty and also wanted something close to the airport and station with the destination wedding feel. Indana Palace Jodhpur was a perfect venue that had a central courtyard and all the rooms had a view of it so everyone was always aware of all the madness and the functions happening.”
“I wanted a wedding planner who was local so that the team knew how and when to arrange things at the last minute. I also wanted someone with contemporary yet modern plus traditional touch to their style. We chose New Click Events from Jodhpur and their talented team was headed by Jai who was super amazing. This team always ready to help at any given point of time and did their homework well in advance. We chose Shutterdown from Delhi for both candid and traditional photography, as well as cinematography. The team was headed by Ishaan and they were super fun to work with and became a part of our very own family.”
“Dhruv and I were very clear from the start that we did not want too many things in a day. Spacing out your functions are very important since nobody wants to run around from one function to the other considering people have come to enjoy, relax and celebrate your big day!”
The bride had a beautiful intimate mehndi ceremony and the venue was decorated using exotic flowers and interesting décor elements. The bride looked resplendent in her bridal ensemble paired with her beautiful jewellery and posed with her bridesmaids flaunting their henna designs. The theme for this function was carnival. With tea pots and ceramic bags hanging, lots of white and colorful flowers, mehndi cones on the side, low seating colourful charpai, moodas and low tables with cushions for ladies, the interesting décor elements gave an eclectic vibe to the venue.
The White and gold decor for this function set the mood for the evening. The stage with gold tiklis in front, galleries of the hotel adorned with gold metal lamps (from Muradabad) and royal colored velvet trunks with white flowers were some of the highlights. The stage background had a light bulb frame to give it a bling effect and the guest witnessed some performances from all the family members. The groom also gave a live band performance with his friends.
The cocktail party was all about the bling. A glamorous affair, to match its mood Sumati wore a beautiful dazzling lehenga while Dhruv looked handsome in his bandhgala. The décor included shiny disco balls and warm lighting with plays of light and sparkles thrown in. A stage built especially for the evening saw the couple giving a beautiful performance.
The elegant and colorful haldi was hosted outdoors. The couple wanted the décor to be of a traditional palette of orange and yellow executed in florals. Quintessential decor elements such as pinwheels, bells etc were included. They even had a cycle rickshaw for some great photo-ops and a few sunglasses for the guests at the venue. The bride looked radiant in a yellow ensemble and she wore floral jewellery.
This was a traditional royal rajasthani lunch that saw décor elements such as the diwan path with floral leheriya, a sit down seating, gold thaalis with flowers on the side, colorful rajasthani umbrellas along with coke studio Rajasthani music to mesmerize the guests. The giveaways included a leheriya pocket square for men, leheriya dupattas for women, gotta bangels, hathphool and Rajasthani potlis.