Lisha and Abhinandan, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat
This Kolkata wedding had bride Lisha and groom Abhinandan living it up with color, tradition and lots of fun.
Captured beautifully by WeddingSutra Favorite – Weddings by Knotty Days, Lisha and Abhinandan’s four-day wedding was a colorful affair. Here, the bride Lisha takes us through the highlights of her wedding.
How They Met
The journey of the couple started with Abhinandan falling head-over-heels in love with Lisha the first time he saw her in a temple with bells ringing in the background. Six months later, the couple officially met at a coffee shop, fell in love, and decided on their happily ever after.
It was Abhinandan who popped the question on Lisha’s birthday with a ring that was gifted to her by her mother. A simple guy who usually shies away from talking about his feelings, Abhinandan surprised Lisha when he professed his love for her by going down on his knee in front of a hundred people.
The only aspect of the wedding that Lisha had imagined since she was a little girl was the pheras. She knew that she wanted a simple outdoor ceremony, surrounded by her loved ones, with her wearing a dress similar to what her mother had worn as a bride.
Lisha and Abhinandan’s haldi was a lively ceremony rich in colors. With a vibrant palette of yellow, pink, blue, and green, the ceremony saw guests showering their love and blessings on the couple by applying thick turmeric paste on them. Lisha wore a gorgeous white lehenga for the ceremony, made from the famous Bengali taant fabric with red thread-work. The look was balanced with an ochre dupatta, a gorgeous floral necklace and forehead ornament that made her look no less than a dainty princess. The groom’s white kurta with red thread work design matched his bride’s look.
Lisha’s ‘Bhaat’ ceremony was a colorful event that saw lots of gorgeous dreamcatchers used in the decor. The ceremony saw the couple’s families and friends come together and have a fun time, as reflected in the happy images captured by the team at Weddings by Knotty Days. Lisha looked radiant in her yellow and red lehenga that was accentuated by a red benarasi dupatta. Her gold choker and delicate borla ‘matha patti’ (forehead ornament) completed her traditional look.
Lisha and Abhinandan’s sangeet was an extravagant affair. The decor was done in shades of purple, shades of purple, and the magnificent stage looked straight out of a Bollywood awards night. Lisha chose to wear her favorite color – yellow. Her sunny Lucknowi gown with grey mirror work made for quite a pretty sight. Abhinandan, on the other hand, looked dapper in his military green Indo-western sherwani.
Lisha and Abhinandan’s nuptials were a day ceremony with the couple performing their pheras under the blue sky. The color scheme for the ceremony was centered around pastel shades and included elements like drapes. The bride entered the ceremony escorted by her father and brother. Lisha looked gorgeous in a dreamy pink lehenga that replicated her mother’s bridal demeanor. She balanced the look with a maroon veil fixed on top of her head. The embroidery on the lehenga was in light gold zardozi. Abhinandan also looked splendid in a peach and cream sherwani and a matching turban.
Advice for Couples
Lisha emphasizes the importance of enjoying your wedding to the fullest and investing in a good photographer who can perfectly capture all the special memories like Weddings by Knotty Days did at her wedding.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat
Groom’s Outfits: Arjun Agarwal (Sangeet, Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: Rishi and Soujit (Sangeet, Wedding, Reception)
Jewellery: Avama Jewelers
Makeup: Jeetu Encapsulated Spirit and Rii Rudra
Invitations: Jyotika Baijal
Photography: Weddings by Knotty Days