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Jahnvi and Sahil, Mumbai

Surrounded by the gentle sea breeze and heritage architecture, this couple’s wedding at The Taj Mahal Palace was a serene and romantic affair.

Jahnvi and Sahil first met each other on a fateful blind date that lasted for hours and from then on, there was no looking back. With their wedding and reception hosted at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai where the couple could breathe life into their vision with all the vast spaces the venue granted them, this wedding was nothing short of a fairytale.

Bride wearing red Sabyasachi lehenga and groom wearing off-white sherwani for the wedding

How They Met
Jahnvi shares, “Sahil and I first met through a common acquaintance and had our first blind date. Initially, we were supposed to meet on a different day but since he’d had a dental procedure, his face was completely swollen and we had to postpone the date. Finally, we met up and the date went on for hours and even included us having some vada pav on the street!”

Jahnvi and Sahil, Mumbai
Pre-wedding photoshoot

The Proposal
“It happened in London where I was visiting my brother. So to make sure we had a good time, we invited Sahil too and planned an elaborate pre-wedding photoshoot that would take us more than half a day. We went to our first location in front of the London Eye with my family accompanying us and as the camera started clicking, he went down on one knee!”, recalls Jahnvi.

Proposal

Wedding Venue
Knowing the importance of having a wedding venue where their vision could come to life, the duo chose The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai that fit the bill perfectly for their wedding and reception with its luxurious interiors paired with vast spaces. Additionally, the couple also chose Kino Cottage for the cocktail party and The St. Regis Mumbai to host their Haldi and Sangeet functions.

Wedding Planning
With their venue chosen, the couple then set about forming their wedding squad that consisted of seasoned vendors to guide them through the rollercoaster process of planning the wedding. Leading at the helm were planners Meraki Luxury Events along with photographer Isrrani Photography, makeup artists Makeup by Pam, Makeup Mafia, and Doll you up by S, and hairstylist Ritika Kadam.

Wedding at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Weddings Functions

Lagan Lakhwanu
A home-based event, the lagan lakhwanu fused modern and traditional elements together to create a decor that enchanted the senses.

Lagan Lakhwanu

Lagan Lakhwanu
Lagan Lakhwanu
 

Haldi and Mehendi
“Following the theme enchanted forest, the haldi and Mehendi was a boisterous affair with a phoolon ki holi, a flash mob, and custom cushions with our names. Sahil’s haldi, however, was hosted separately and was a close-knit affair with friends and family in attendance.”, shares the bride.

Phoolon ki holi
Bride wearing pink lehenga for the haldi
Mehndi celebrations
Bride wearing yellow lehenga for the mehndi

Sangeet
“The Sangeet was high on glitter and contemporary elements that added glamor to the night. With a custom made neon sign reading ‘Happily ever after’ in the backdrop, everyone had a blast on stage as they danced to their favorite tracks. Additionally, the entrance also consisted of a wishing tree where people could put in wishes for us.”

purple gown for the sangeet
purple gown for the sangeet
 

Bride wearing purple gown and groom wearing black nehru jacket for the sangeet
Sangeet night
Sangeet night

Cocktail
Packed with fun-filled moments as the salty sea breeze blew around them, the duo’s cocktail night was a showstopper. With an entrance adorned with fairy lights that twinkled in the dark, it was a magical evening where the duo celebrated their upcoming union with their loved ones.

Bride wearing purple wrapped gown and groom wearing brown three-piece for the cocktail party
cake cutting

Wedding
Hosted at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai the wedding was a magnificent affair hosted under the sunny sky. With a clear view of the Gateway of India and surrounded by heritage architecture, the duo beamed with happiness as they tied the knot.

Bride waring red lehenga by Sabyasachi
Bride waring red lehenga by Sabyasachi

Bride waring red lehenga by Sabyasachi
Bride waring red lehenga by Sabyasachi
 

Bridal entry under phoolon ki chadar

Wedding at Taj Mahal Palace
Wedding at Taj Mahal Palace
 

Bride wearing red Sabyasachi lehenga and groom wearing off-white sherwani for the wedding

Reception
Exuding the epitome of glamor, the duo’s reception was decorated with silver-hued metallic elements and pristine white flowers that were accentuated with lush green foliage. The newlyweds glowed with happiness as they enjoyed their first evening as man and wife surrounded by their loved ones who greeted them on stage.

Receptions decor with silver-hued metallic elements and pristine white flowers
with silver-hued metallic elements and pristine white flowers
 

Bride wearing gold lehenga by Manish Malhotra and groom wearing black sherwani with colorful shawl

Advice For Couples
The bride advises, “Get a wedding planner on board, someone who understands your vision from the first day itself. Also, make sure your plans are well organized by listing them down meticulously!”

The Wedding Maker
Venues: The St. Regis Mumbai (Haldi, Mehendi, Sangeet); Kino Cottage, Mumbai (Cocktail), The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai (Wedding, Reception)
Wedding Planner: Meraki Luxury Events
Bride’s Outfits: Ria Shah (Lagan Lakhwanu), Aisha Rao (Mehendi), Zara Umrigar (Sangeet), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding), Manish Malhotra (Reception)
Floral Jewelry: Floral Art by Srishti
Makeup: Makeup by Pam, The Makeup Mafia, Doll you up by S
Hairstyling: Ritika Kadam
Choreography: Lights.Camera.Dance
Wedding Invitations: Customizing Creativity
Photography: Isrrani Photography; Sheraz Khwaja (Pre-Wedding)

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