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They hailed from different continents but fate had other plans for Hetal and Jinit who first met while on a holiday, became friends and fell in love over time. Here are some highlights from their fun wedding celebrations whose moments were captured by WeddingSutra Favorite - Once Upon a Time – Wedding Tales.

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

How We Met

Jinit recalls their love story, “We met each other while on holiday and decided to catch up over coffee. I was naive and allowed her to choose the venue for our coffee date not knowing that she would pick a cool but pricey hotel! That went great though, and the following night, we went out to party with our friends. We were constantly together throughout the night and enjoyed each other's company. That night was special for us as we bonded deeper from there on and started our relationship. I did not know how things would go because we had to fly back to our homes on different continents after the vacation. But we just went for it and hoped for the best. We always kept in touch while apart and planned holidays together whenever we could.”

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

The Proposal
“For the proposal, I had come down to Kenya from Australia, and she had also moved back. She took a month off work, and we went traveling in Kenya to Mara and the coast. In Mara, we went to this nice camp which took ages to reach, but we were the only ones there. Naturally, you’d expect a proposal to take place there because of the fancy hotel and amazing location with wildlife all around. I decided not to propose there and make Hetal wait longer. We had one more holiday to go to, and that was in Mombasa where I was planning to propose. On the second last day of the holiday, I managed to organize a secret dinner for us. As night fell, I was trying to act as normal as I could so that she would not suspect anything. I took her for a walk on the beach before entering the restaurant there. Little did she know that there was a romantic dinner waiting for her, after which I got the waiter to bring the champagne, and I got on my knees, popped the big question, and she said 'Yes!'”

Wedding Functions

Cocktail Party
The cocktail was a simple party with friends and family getting to know each other. The lighting arrangements and stage setup added to the mood of the evening. The music for the night was entertaining, and the couple and their loved ones couldn’t stop dancing until late into the night.

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
 

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Mandvo Ceremony
The couple performed the 'mandvo' ceremony to initiate the wedding, with prayers and blessings from Lord Ganesh. A brief ceremony comprising a 'grah shanti' ritual took place where blessings were invoked for Hetal and Jinit's happy future.

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
 

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
 

Wedding
The wedding was a beautiful open-air event. Lovely decor, green pastures, and colorfully dressed guests alongside family members came together to celebrate. For the decorations, the couple made use of abundant florals to create a setup that looked just like a garden. Pink and white blooms, lush foliage and branches arranged artistically created the perfect ambiance.

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
 

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
 

Hital and Jinit, Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi

Reception
Celebrating the homecoming of his bride was one of the happiest days for Jinit as he could not wait to be with her. The couple envisioned the dreamy impact that the elegant decor for the reception would have, and they were right - the setting was perfect! Glamor, glitz and all things shiny were the order of the evening.

The Wedding Makers
Wedding Venue: Hotel Sovereign Suites, Nairobi
Decor: Eventhouse
Bride’s Outfits: Magic Mirror (Cocktail Party), Aari (Mandvo Ceremony), Chamee and Palak (Reception), Panihari (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: Arvindbhai Khatri (Wedding, Cocktail & Mandvo), Suvidha (Reception)
Makeup: Makeovers by Niki – Nikita Gurnani
Photography: Once Upon a Time – Wedding Tales

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