Kaajal and Jayesh, Mumbai
Intricately embroidered with a depiction of the Ganga Ghat, this bride’s mesmerizing lehenga is an unusual combination of ice blue and mustard that left everyone awestruck.
Kaajal and Jayesh commemorated their incredible journey of love with a beguiling wedding in the midst of bustling Mumbai. Celebrated with all the flavors of Gujarati traditions, their festivities were frozen in flawless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Happyframes. Here are a few glimpses.
How They Met
The bride shares, “Jayesh, a lovely happy-go-lucky soul came into my life when I was 17. Introduced through mutual friends, we felt an instant connection, and after 6 months of constant texting and phone calls, we started dating officially. After 6 years of growing together, with some happy days and some sad, enduring long distance while coupled with every challenge along the way, we finally decided to tie the knot with the blessings of our families.”
The wedding was hosted at the Kamal Amrohi studios in Mumbai, whose off-beat vibe and fresh, natural surroundings made for a lovely setting.
“We entrusted Happyframes with capturing our moments, and it turned out to be one of our best decisions. We loved their friendly interaction and cooperation with us and our family, and we looked our very best in the photos. The team of Zest Events planned and conceptualized our wedding. The invites by The Card Studio blended mine and Jayesh’s vision beautifully to create gorgeous floral invites that were sent with boxes and small potlis with chocolates”.
All outfits donned by the groom were custom-made, by the acclaimed men’s design house, Telon, which is owned by his family.
Hailing from hardcore, Garba loving families, the couple decided to swap the Sangeet for a traditional Garba Raas where everyone could hit the floor and dance to their heart’s content. Parthiv Goyal’s lovely tunes made it a memorable night. The bride’s traditional twirling lehenga by Qbik perfectly complemented Jayesh’s blue and red outfit.
The bride’s Mehndi function was an intimate soiree with just close friends and family, hosted on the terrace of her parental home. Vibrant décor of pink and green set a jovial mood which was enhanced by the beats of dhol walas.
Samurta & Mamera
The traditional rituals of Samurta and Mamera were held separately by the bride and groom’s families.
The bride shares, “With colorful décor of elements like pomps, phumtas, tokris and drapes, my function was a mix of traditional and funky. The dress code was fully coordinated for my family, with my dad’s side wearing patola outfits, and my mom’s side wearing Lucknowi Chikan work outfits. I wore a mix of the two with a charming pink chikan-work lehenga with a patola print top that matched my dad’s outfit. In a surprise twist, Jayesh made a dashing entry dancing on ‘Tenu Leke Mein Jawanga’.”
For the latter part of the function, the bride changed into a quirky, colorful ensemble by Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika.
The eventful wedding started with a raging baraat that went on for 2 hours as everyone grooved to the tunes of DJ Prasad’s Maharashtrian and Punjabi Dhol. The bride’s family welcomed the baraatis with a surprise flashmob performance of their own. The groom entered in royal splendor flanked by his family and flag bearers, while the bride entered holding her parent’s hands under a spectacular phoolon ki chadar. Since they did not host a Sangeet, the wedding day saw beautiful performances, including a celebratory dance on Balle Balle by the couple’s cousins and friends.
The bride ditched the traditional red for a unique mustard and icy blue lehenga by Rimple and Harpreet Narula with exquisite embroidery depicting the Ganga Ghat, teamed with a blue dupatta and matching jewelry. The groom complemented her in an icy blue sherwani.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Kamal Amrohi Studios, Mumbai
Wedding Planners: Zest Events
Groom’s Outfits: Telon
Bride’s Outfits: Qbik (Garba), Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika (Mamera), Rimple and Harpreet Narula (Wedding)
Makeup artist: Manisha Nandu (Garba raas), Preksha Bauva (Mamera), Nidhi Behl (Wedding)
Invites: The Card Studio
Choreographer: Divya Pai & Shruti Dance
Photography and Videography: Happyframes