Khushali and Anant, Ahmedabad
The awe-inspiring lotus stage at this beguiling farmhouse wedding is sure to leave you transfixed!
Khushali and Anant’s endearing journey of love from being childhood neighbors to soulmates got its fitting celebration with a wedding for the ages. The intimate yet spectacular farmhouse wedding was brought to life with delectable detailing by WeddingSutra Favorite – Shana Namrata Events. The gorgeous moments of happiness were immortalized by WeddingSutra Favorite – Priyam Parikh Pictures.
How they met
High-school sweethearts and neighbors Khushali and Anant were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Khushali shares, “Our story was like an old school romance. He used to come over to hang out with my brother, helping with computer stuff, playing games and downloading music, and as time went by we felt a growing attraction for each other. However, it was when I went to the US to pursue my bachelor’s degree that we actually developed a true closeness. Constantly connected through social media, we built a strong, enduring relationship despite the distance. Before long, we knew in our hearts that we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives”.
After a lot of convincing, the couple got their families on board with their relationship. Even though they knew they were getting married, Anant still surprised Khushali with a simple, yet memorable proposal on his mother’s birthday, which made it even more special for him. After a romantic dinner at one of their favorite restaurants on the outskirts of town, he went down on his knee and popped the question.
After a long search of venues across the country, the couple chose to tie the knot in their hometown of Ahmedabad at a family friend’s farmhouse. The verdant location was perfect for an intimate celebration and also allowed for their custom of fireworks and gun-fire. Shana Namrata Events brought their vision of lotuses, water and diyas to life with unimaginable beauty. Each function was designed and furnished with distinct themes and spectacular decor. The team of Priyam Parikh Pictures captured every moment of their festivities in breathtaking frames.
The festivities kicked off with an intimate Mehendi function for the bride. Dressed in a charming lavender flared skirt and crop top, the bride looked radiant against natural greenery and the bright floral décor of marigolds as she got her hands dyed with henna.
Mehendi and Sangeet
A blend of neon and pastel colors in neo-classical architecture set the décor for the vibrant Mehendi and Sangeet. The evening included quirky elements inspired by the couple’s life including favorite movies, traditional arts like Patola and Leheriya, travel, and more, along with fun activity corners like nail art, massage, Juti counter, and Mehendi. The couple exchanged rings to tumultuous applause, which they followed up with a dazzling dance performance. Their friends and family followed soon after. The evening concluded with a dinner accompanied by soothing music by DJ Ankit.
The traditional home function saw simple, elegant décor with printed drapes and hanging florals with a backdrop of fresh flowers and an idol of Lord Ganesha.
The haldi ceremony had a yellow and white origami theme with quirky paper décor and flowing drapes in ombre hues. Each table was decked with a unique floral centerpiece. The day function was laidback and relaxed as everyone enjoyed with fun games and music, including surprise performances. The bride rocked a cool crop top and flared pants ensemble for the occasion, as she was doused with turmeric paste and showered with rose petals.
Natak and Garba
The spectacular evening function was a confluence of dreamy lights, shimmering glass props and lavender English flowers. The evening included a fun play by the talented Sanjay Goradiya who had everyone in splits with his jokes. After dinner everyone got to the dance floor where they danced the night away with garba and dhol music.
The wedding was a breathtaking floral extravaganza which brought the couple’s vision of lotus flowers and lamps to life. A lotus petal shaped passage-way strung with rajnigandha flowers welcomed the guests to the occasion, and as they stepped in, they were awestruck with the abundance of flowers in the verdant, open space. The grounds were covered with flower pots, installations, rangoli and more, in hues of pinks and reds bathed in the glow of thousands of diyas that lent a magical feel to the evening. The colossal lotus shaped mandap flanked by fountains and planters however stole the show. The bride wore a rich lehenga in green and red, while the groom looked regal in a beige and green sherwani.
Advice for Couples
“Just go with the flow and enjoy the planning process before the wedding. It’s a great idea to delegate the responsibility to wedding planners you can trust to execute your vision if you find the going too stressful. It will help you relax and enjoy the time leading up to the wedding.”
The Wedding Makers
Wedding Planner: Shana Namrata Events
Décor: Shana Namrata Events, Mangalya Party Plot
Groom’s Outfits: Jade Blue (Kankotri, Bridal Mehendi), Kora by Nilesh Mitesh (Mehendi and Sangeet, Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Vasansi Jaipur (Kankotri), Sahiba Arora (Bridal Mehendi), Siddhartha Bansal (Mehendi and Sangeet), Tussah by Siddhi Shah (Mandap Muhurat), The Indian Ombre by Khushboo (Haldi), Swati Ubroi (Natak and Garba), Diva’ni India (Wedding)
Jewelry: Hyperbole Accessories (Haldi), KR Sons (Wedding), BK Choksi (Wedding)
Makeup: Sajni Laxmikant, Orange the Salon, Shimoli Shah
Mehendi: Jayshree Panchal
Invites: Ankur Cards, V1946
Choreography: Nrityalaya by Jashoda Patel, The Vibe Studio
Photography and Videography: Priyam Parikh Pictures