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Menaka and Gaurav’s wedding at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort in Thailand played with themes and unique experiences that blended fun with fantasy. WeddingSutra Favorite Mpire Weddings played stormtroopers in the creation of their crazy events while WeddingSutra Favorite Shades captured all of these moments for posterity!

The bride shares with us the highlights of their wedding.

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
 

How We Met
“Gaurav and I were living two completely different lives in two different parts of the world until a mutual relative told our families about each other. One fine day in December, we met at a cafe in Mumbai. As we conversed over fries and salad, we found the one thing that holds us together even today: our ultimate, complete commitment to weirdness.”

Wedding Venue
Thailand was the ideal location for a destination wedding since it was close to our families in Dubai and Mumbai. We considered many locations in Asia, including Oman and Bali but Thailand’s tropical climate added to its appeal. Our wedding venue was the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand

Wedding Planning
“Our wedding was executed by Mpire Weddings. They helped coordinate and plan this international celebration which often meant Vikram would have to set up Skype conferences across Dubai, Mumbai, and USA. Despite the logistical challenges, everything came together in the end, largely due to this team on the ground.

Shades were our wedding photographers and the pictures they took are so beautiful we will never get tired of looking at them!”

Wedding Functions

Mehndi

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, ThailandPrincess bride in a floral paradise!

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
 

Bride Menaka is the picture of a springtime romance in a blue and yellow lehenga from Summer by Priyanka Gupta.

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
 

Twirl around the world girl!

Menaka and Gaurav, mehndi was a rainbow of fun and laughter!The mehndi was a rainbow of fun and laughter!

Menaka and Gaurav,Hand in hand they dancedHand in hand they danced away.

Sangeet

Gaurav and Menaka walk into their Game of Thrones themedThe Sangeet is coming. Gaurav and Menaka walk into their Game of Thrones themed evening.

performance was just as mesmerizing as the brideThe performance was just as mesmerizing as the bride.

couple’s loved ones filled the ballroom with energy and enthusiasm!The couple’s loved ones filled the ballroom with energy and enthusiasm!

Menaka looking like the belle of the ball in her Monisha Jaising gownMenaka looking like the belle of the ball in her Monisha Jaising gown.

Love was in the air at the duo’s beautiful sangeet
Love was in the air at the duo’s beautiful sangeet
 

Love was in the air at the duo’s beautiful sangeet.

Wedding

gorgeous mandap welcome a new dayClear skies and a gorgeous mandap welcome a new day that marks the beginnings of a new chapter! The bride dancing in excitement in her Anamika Khanna lehenga moments before she says ‘I do’.

Menaka and Gaurav’s big day was filled with big smiles

bride dancing in excitement in her Anamika Khanna lehenga moments
bride dancing in excitement in her Anamika Khanna lehenga moments
 
bride dancing in excitement in her Anamika Khanna lehenga moments
bride dancing in excitement in her Anamika Khanna lehenga moments
 

Menaka and Gaurav’s big day was filled with big smilesMenaka and Gaurav’s big day was filled with big smiles (and some whooping)!

Kodak momentTalk about a Kodak moment!

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
 

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, ThailandLook at him, looking at her.

Reception

All the stars are closer. A glittering setup for a glamorous evening!All the stars are closer. A glittering setup for a glamorous evening!

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, ThailandWith Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper in attendance, the couple sure had an out-of-this-world entry.

To sweet beginnings!

To sweet beginnings! To sweet beginnings!

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
 

And to dreams and dance (and viva la weirdness!)

And to dreams and dance

The Wedding Makers
Venue: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort 
Wedding Planner: Mpire Weddings
Décor: Khun Pom
Bride’s Outfits: Summer by Priyanka Gupta (Mehndi), Monisha Jaising (Sangeet), Anamika Khanna (Pheras), Atelier Zuhra (Reception)
Groom’s Outfits: Libas and Bada Sahib
Jewellery: Myra - The Diamond Studio (Mumbai)
Makeup Artist: Nidhi Behl

Photography: Shades

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