Mansi and Harsh, Parsi Gymkhana, Mumbai
A unique tale of frenemies turning lovers, this couple’s relationship grew from petty fights at school to a deep bond in adulthood.
For Mansi and Harsh, it seemed like one moment they were fighting over a pencil in class and the next they were exchanging love letters.
Marrying your best friend is what most people hope for; marrying your frenemy, however, isn’t something people expect to do. But this was the case for Mansi and Harsh, who recently tied the knot. Below are glimpses from the celebrations captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Movie’ing Moments. captured the happy moments during the celebrations.
How They Met
Mansi shares, “For us, it all began with friendship. We met in school, where we did nothing but fight with each other over petty things. It was while we were both pursuing degree courses that we got in touch again and bonded over our shared interests like our love for dancing, food, movies and music. Before we knew it, we had become best friends and each other’s ‘go-to person’. We would spend hours talking about insignificant things only because it felt good.”
Amidst these endless conversations, we realized we were much more than friends. However, neither of us felt the need to confess our feelings. When our respective families asked if we had someone we wanted to marry, we took each other’s names without hesitation. We got engaged on April 24, 2018, without anyone actually going down on one knee. On my birthday following our engagement, Harsh planned a surprise trip to Lonavala. He led me blindfolded to a spot which was set up in the most romantic way. When I opened my eyes, Harsh was on one knee with a ring in his hand and a huge board with ‘Marry Me’ behind him. It was an instant ‘yes’ from me.”
The start of the wedding rituals was marked by a Ganesh puja and bridal geet, where Mansi dedicated a special, heartfelt performance to her family.
On the day of their sangeet, Harsh performed solo, showing off his unique dance steps and making his lady blush. Things then got even livelier as friends and family members performed fun dances. At the peak of the party, guests were surprised with an unusual pillow fight that was planned by the couple. This was followed by a guitarist entertaining the guests with an acoustic set. The stars of the evening shone on a floor that was covered in magical-looking clouds. The bride wore an off-white, heavily-beaded lehenga with tiny pearls by Neeta J. and the groom donned a quirky tuxedo by Rohit Doshi.
For their haldi, the couple organized a carnival-themed function with vibrant decor, complete with holi colors. They also divided their guests into teams – one from the bride’s side and one from the groom’s side – to compete in some fun games.
The wedding day was an emotional affair. Harsh couldn’t take his eyes off his bride and everyone present noticed this. They finally tied the knot in ‘The Maha Wedding’ style, with the guests showering the newlyweds with rose petals. The bride looked stunning in a traditional oxblood lehenga by Payal Keyal. The groom looked handsome in a cream sherwani and orange safa by Re-Channel.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: One Avighna Park (Bridal Geet), Jade Ballroom, Sahara Star (Sangeet), The Bombay Presidency Radio Club (Haldi), Parsi Gymkhana, Marine Drive (Wedding and Reception)
Wedding Planner: Koncepts Events & Wedding Planners
Grooms outfits: RiiAsh by Riya (Haldi), Rohit Doshi (Bridal Geet, Sangeet), Re-Channel (Wedding, Reception)
Bride’s outfits: Chamee and Palak (Ganesh Pooja) Anish Rawra (Haldi), Neeta J. (Bridal Geet, Sangeet), Payal Keyal (Wedding, Reception)
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Raj (Bridal Geet) The Makeup Mafia (Sangeet, Haldi), Shradha Luthra (Wedding, Reception)
Hair Stylist: Mehak Tandon (Sangeet, Haldi), Anita Shil (Wedding, Reception)
Choreography: Angel Performing Arts
Photography: Movie’ing Moments