Kanika and Abhinav, The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand
At Kanika and Abhinav’s wedding unique themes were united with endless love to create a celebration of a lifetime!
Kanika and Abhinav studied together from the time they were in pre-school but it took fate and their families to get them together. Once united though, they were inseparable and a grand wedding at The Palayana Hua Hin in Thailand was held in order to celebrate their bond.
How We Met
“We were in the same school and pre-school but, a batch apart, we never spoke to each other. Years later, however, we met when our families were looking for partners for us. We clicked instantly and were constantly in touch on the phone since he lived in Dubai and I was in Delhi. Before long, we knew we had found our perfect match.”
“Abhinav organized a romantic evening at Sevilla, The Claridges. It set the right mood and when he asked me to marry him, I was over the moon and of course, I said yes!”
“We wanted a destination wedding by the beach with a peaceful, serene vibe. We chose Hua Hin, away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. We were impressed by the hospitality at The Palayana Hua Hin. Also, since both our families are vegetarian, food was an important factor in deciding the venue. We were very pleased with their Indian chef who was adept at creating mouth-watering delicacies. The hotel’s super comfortable and luxurious rooms and villas with personal swimming pools for our guests to enjoy was just the cherry on top.”
“Our wedding festivities began with the mehndi. It was a small function with only some of our closest family in attendance. I wore a beautiful beige outfit with a pair of chandbalis.”
Mehndi and Pool Party
“The theme for this function was ‘Wonderland’ with a very whimsical vibe rendered in decor elements. Pink flamingos, teapots, flowers, and balloons were incorporated into the bright, colorful setup. We had several game booths to make it more interactive and our guests loved that! I wore a blue lehenga by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and Abhinav complemented my outfit in a blue kurta pyjama and yellow bandhgala from Diwan Saheb.
“Moulin Rouge inspired the theme of this function. Red and golden dominated the setup. We had a picture of the Moulin Rouge as a backdrop to the stage. Red roses and feathers were used as centerpieces and the photobooth was decorated with glowing hearts. The evening saw a line-up of energetic dance performances and Abhinav and I exchanged rings. A yellow lehenga by Anamika Khanna was my outfit of choice for this function and Abhinav went with a black outfit from Diwan Saheb.”
“This was a very intimate affair and the ceremonies for Abhinav and I took place at our respective villas. There was no particular theme for this function but the color yellow did feature in most of the decor and was even the dress code.”
“Our wedding decor was in shades of pink, white and gold with lots of fresh flowers used to create an atmosphere of romance. Our mandap stood against views of the unending ocean. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. Abhinav and I wore lighter colors that went with the wedding color palette. I opted for a pale pink lehenga by Manish Malhotra. He dressed in a sherwani by the same designer. The wedding was followed by an after party.”
Venues: The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand (Mehndi, Mehndi and Pool Party, Engagement, Haldi and Wedding); Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand (After Party)
Wedding Planner: Balajee Events
Decor: Fascinate Weddings and Events
Bride’s Outfits: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (Mehndi and Pool Party), Anamika Khanna (Engagement) Manish Malhotra (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: Diwan Saheb (Mehndi and Pool Party, and Engagement), Manish Malhotra (Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Meera Sakhrani
Wedding Invitations: Balajee Events