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Munisha and Rohit’s love story began at a party and culminated in a beautiful destination wedding at The Lalit Jaipur in Rajasthan. Planned by WeddingSutra Favorite AKA: A Klass Apart, the celebrations included many interesting highlights captured in candid pictures shared by the bride below.

Munisha and Rohit

How We Met
“Rohit and I grew up in Lagos just a few blocks apart and despite having mutual friends we never actually met. He moved to India and US for college, and I went on to Australia. Our paths crossed in 2011 when Rohit came to visit his parents in Lagos, and we couldn’t keep our eyes off each other at a party. On December 10, 2012, I was taking my GMAT exams and went out to a party later in the evening – and he happened to be at the same party. He came up to me, and we got chatting and exchanged BBM Pins. We ended up spending a week talking to each other non-stop when I finally asked him whether he was going to ask me out! To which Rohit promptly replied saying “Since you asked… why don’t you pick me up at  9pm tomorrow?”

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Proposal
“We were out for dinner one night and while chatting we realized that we were both ready to take the next step. We wanted our parents to meet each other before announcing our decision, and when they did meet and got to know our thoughts, they were so supportive of it! Once we told our friends and family that we were engaged the steps towards planning our wedding began.”

Wedding Venue
“I always wanted a destination wedding, and India topped the list. The beautiful city of Jaipur was the dream destination for our wedding. Rohit, our families and I went to Jaipur shortly after we got engaged to visit locations, and we picked The Lalit Jaipur before finalizing our wedding planning team from AKA: A Klass Apart on board. As soon as Rohit and I walked into the hotel, we knew this was the place. The beautiful water body in the center of the hotel and its stunning marble courtyard appealed to us. We knew that’s where we wanted to get married from the minute we saw it. Besides that, the rooms were well laid out and spacious enough for our guests.”

Munisha and Rohit

Wedding Planning
“As both Rohit and I are based in Lagos, I spent a lot of time on Google looking for different wedding planners in Mumbai. I wanted someone I could spend time with when I flew down to the city for my wedding planning. Divya and I connected instantly from the very first meeting as our personalities are quite similar and share a mutual love for French manicures! Working with Divya was a breeze. She was easy to communicate with, definitely read my mind and executed the ideas brilliantly. As my planner and I were not in the same city, we used Pinterest to put my ideas on our vision board. There were a lot of fun ideas that AKA: A Klass Apart brought to the table. The food, menu and the presentation too were a huge success, thanks to Divya and her detailed ideas! I couldn’t have done that without her! She worked closely with us to make sure we maximized the banquet spaces, conference rooms, and breakfast areas. Every space of the hotel was used wisely and I must commend our hotel and planners for helping us spread ourselves out conveniently. “

Wedding Functions

Engagement
“My favorite colors are white and lemon. I love the simplicity of the combination. We had planned to host this event on the rooftop. The location was so raw, we were the first ones to attempt to utilize the space. It was so romantic and beautifully lit up with fairy lights and lanterns. Unfortunately, it started to rain in January! Because of this, we ended up moving the party indoors to the banquet. However before that – our photographer Vishal managed to capture a few shots of how stunning the area looked.”

Mehendi
“I always wanted my mehendi to be fun, flirty, colorful, and that is what it was! We had Rajasthani dancers, mouth-watering chaat, and of course yummy Pushkar chai! The decor was elegant and included a palette of royal magenta, cooling blues, and deep purples, with hints of emerald greens! We had a photobooth for our guests with the Rajasthani bicycle and carriage. The lawns were highlighted with puppets. We gave away royal scented 'agarbattis' (incense sticks) and incense holders to our guests. They were asked to choose their scent and AKA: A Klass Apart delivered the gifts to the rooms. This was quite an interactive process, and the guests appreciated it.”

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Sangeet
“My sangeet needed to be striking! As much as I would have loved to host my sangeet at a palace, logistically, it didn’t work for us, so we turned the banquet into our very own palace! It took my breath away when I walked in. From the small details on the carved pillars that were lined on the lawns to the lanterns used as centerpieces and our beautiful bar with hanging light bulbs, everything was gorgeous! We walked into this royal blue palace and enjoyed the perfect evening! We had percussionist Jonqui performing, and he had the party going until the wee hours of the morning!”

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Wedding
“Our wedding ceremony was magical. I wanted the ceremony to take place in the central courtyard that is surrounded by beautiful marble jaalis (net windows) and a water body. The mandap was pretty with light pink and blush florals, light drapes and strings of jasmine complemented the marble effect around the courtyard. Rohit’s baraat was a royal procession! He made his entry astride an elephant with horses leading the way, and traditional Rajasthani dancers and drummers escorting him. The bridal party was given royal blue mirror work scarves to keep themselves warm during the ceremony.”

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Reception
“Since we were using the same banquet hall for both the sangeet and the reception, I needed it to look completely different. Ravmek Weddings & Events and AKA : A Klass Apart put their heads together and came up with the most stunning layout. We chose to go with black, gold and red highlights for the venue decor. Divya convinced me that opting for long rectangle tables for the reception would have more impact when guests walked in and it was a truly ‘Royal Night’ for Rohit and me. This was the most formal event of our wedding, and we even had place cards for guests for their seating arrangements. The tables were covered with elegant runners in black and gold; and had tall candelabras crowned with red florals. The dance floor was a black and gold monogrammed floor in the middle of the ballroom. It had a high back bar on one side and the family head table with a similar backdrop on the opposite side. We walked in as ‘Husband and Wife’ to a saxophonist playing our song. This was followed by our first dance cake cutting and speeches by our siblings. It was magical!”

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Munisha and Rohit

Advice For Couples
“Add your personality to as many aspects of the wedding as you can! Each little touch of your own makes a difference to the guests. Work with a planner who is on the same page as you when it comes to your vision of the wedding. Working with Divya was a breeze. She was easy to communicate with and read my mind on many concepts I wanted to incorporate and executed the ideas brilliantly. I would recommend AKA : A Klass Apart to anyone planning a destination wedding as that is Divya’s forte.”

The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Lalit Jaipur, Rajasthan
Wedding Planner: AKA : A Klass Apart
Decor: Ravmek Weddings & Events
Groom’s Outfits: Manyavar (Engagement, Mehendi, Sangeet, and Wedding), Badasaab (Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal
Jewelry: Diamantina
Makeup Artist: Bel-Jane Fonseca
Hairstylist: Zeenat Khan
Mehendi: Sitaram Mehendi Jaipur
Entertainment: Helen & Band (Engagement), Alankar Troupe, Jaipur (Mehendi), Jonqui Percussionist (Sangeet), Anand Vaity (reception)
DJ: DJ LEO
Bar: The Wedding Bartenders
Photography: Vishal Naik and Photo Pundit
Videography: Photo Pundit

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