Diksha and Mohit, Udaipur
The couple exchanged garlands framed against the ethereal mist and divine glow of a gigantic 3D Shiva statue.
Diksha Dhandharia and Mohit Jodhani’s royal wedding in Udaipur was brimming with mesmerizing décor, tranquil traditions and wholesome family moments. The 3 day celebration was decadently planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – The Event Casa. Read on to see how the festivities unfolded.
How They Met
We truly believe that fate brings two people together against all odds! But for Diksha and Mohit however, it was their families. Introduced by their loved ones, they found their soul mate in each other, and it wasn’t long before they knew that the connection they felt was forever. After a whirlwind courtship, Mohit swept Diksha off her feet with an utterly unique proposal, showing up at her house with her favorite pizza, dressed as a delivery boy.
Diksha had always harbored a taste for opulence, and found the perfect venue for her dream palatial wedding in the city of lakes! Renowned for its royal heritage and rich festivities, Udaipur was the perfect backdrop for their celebrations. The wedding was hosted at the beautiful Taj Aravali Resort and Spa while the Sangeet was held at the eternally luxurious Jagmandir Island Palace on Lake Pichola. The festivities were captured by Saurabh Anjarlekar.
The couple entrusted the team of The Event Casa to pull off their vision to perfection. They share, “It’s very essential to find the right planner for your big day and be honest and clear with them of all your expectations. We always wanted a larger than life experience for our wedding and The Event Casa made it happen seamlessly. Their meticulous attention to detail and innovative ideas were beautifully incorporated into events. They were the perfect blend of dreamy and practical which makes their execution beyond exceptional. It was truly a dreamy experience and we are highly thankful to the team.”
The festivities kicked off the first night with Shaam-E-Jashn, an enchanting night of stunning décor and soulful Sufi music. A display of urban chic elements and intricate details fused with the elegance of warm lighting to create an ambience of royalty and grandeur.
The next day began with a taste of tradition with the Myraa function, a ritual where the bride and groom are blessed by their maternal families for their new journey. Delicate blooms and a vibrant décor palette of yellow, pink, orange and green lent a lively ambience to the festivities. The bride and groom welcomed their respective mamas walking under an intricately decorated floral chaddar. Both the mothers of the bride and the groom performed a graceful dance together to a melodious traditional song to wish the couple love and luck for their future.
The lavish Sangeet night was hosted at the picturesque venue of Jagmandir Palace. Guests were welcomed to the opulence and heritage of the iconic property with the magnificent glow of more than 10000 candles. The couple stepped up the glamour quotient performing on their favorite tracks with their loved ones under a starry night. The highlight of the evening was a personally choreographed song performed by the bride’s family to honor the groom’s side. Stunning performances were followed by a lip smacking feast.
In sunny citrus shades of yellow and orange, the Telbaan or Haldi function was a confluence of marigolds, fun and laughter. Everyone’s jaw dropped with surprise when the groom carried the bride into the function, perfectly coordinated in color! They were smeared with turmeric paste by their loved ones for the rituals. Wedding favors of small cane baskets filled with organic elements related to the Haldi function were loved by all.
Larger than life in its opulence, the Varmala was the most intricately planned, beautiful function in the entire festivities. Created at the waterfall in Taj Aravali, a stage was set up with a majestic 3D structure of Lord Shiva. The bride & groom made a stunning entrance framed against this mesmerizing backdrop and exchanged Varmalas as the guests standing below cheered them on.
The royal wedding filled with pomp and splendor brought the celebrations to a magnificent conclusion. Décor in hues of red and gold ruled against the inky blue evening, while chandeliers, shimmering lights and a canopy of tinsel lit up the twilight sky. Golden vases filled with flowers added a royal touch. Dressed in an off-white sherwani with mint green embroidery and a rich red lehenga respectively, the groom and bride looked divine as they took their vows.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Taj Aravali Resort and Spa, Udaipur (Wedding); Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur (Sangeet)
Wedding Planner: The Event Casa
Decor: Utssav by Shraddha Bihani
Makeup: Hriya Marfatia Sharma
Invites: Itchha Talreja designs
Entertainment: Meet brothers (Sangeet), Aishwarya Bhandari (Myraa), Sonali Bahuguna (Telbaan), Bhavin Shastri (Sufi Night), Maddy and Jojo Band (Reception)
Choreographer: Adi Dance Institute
Photography and Videography: Saurabh Anjarlekar