Nainika and Sid, Gurgaon
Mesmerizing peacocks and a whimsically floral canopy perfectly captured the ‘Garden of Divine Love’ theme of the wedding.
From a whirlwind romance to a breathtaking wedding celebration at the ITC Grand Bharat, Nainika and Sid’s story of love is nothing short of wondrous. Here is a glimpse of how their revelries unfolded, captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Jodi Clickers.
How They Met
Nainika and Sid’s destinies were woven together by the hands of their friends and families. While visiting New Delhi, Nainika and her parents were prompted by a mutual friend to meet Sid. Even though their meeting was brief, it sparked an instantaneous connection, and a few short months later, the two were engaged!
With so many people pitching in ideas, finding the perfect venue to make everyone happy can be difficult. After much research and recce, the couple zeroed in on the magnificent ITC Grand Bharat in Gurgaon. The sprawling, stately venue with exquisite architecture and verdant surroundings ticked all the right boxes, including a sumptuous vegetarian Punjabi fare that they desired. Also, being pet-friendly. It allowed the couple to include their fur babies in their celebrations. The breathtaking peacocks strutting around the property just cinched the deal.
To capture their special moments, the couple entrusted the team of Jodi Clickers, who immortalized each and every second in beautiful shots. The team effortlessly blended into the festivities to really capture the essence of the wedding in its candid beauty.
The festivities kicked off with a welcome dinner for everyone to meet and mingle with each other. Called the “Sentimental Sunset”, the evening saw light-hearted banter as people from different sides of the families got acquainted with each other. The bride wore a shimmering oxblood gown by Payal Keyal with a sleek ponytail, while the groom looked dapper in a Versace suit.
Aptly named the ‘Shades of Sunshine’, the vibrant Mehendi function set a joyful mood for the next day. The ‘mela’ theme reflected in the cheerful flowers, bright pink décor, signage and interesting food options, all of which were held by the poolside. The bride looked radiant in a pink Sabyasachi lehenga, while the groom teamed his white kurta with a pink Nehru jacket by Puneet Gupta.
Dubbed ‘Sham-e-Nazrana’, the Sufi Night was an evening of glamour, decadence and soul-stirring music. The regal, jewel-toned décor set a charismatic ambience, with Tanoura and Dervish dancers adding to the magic. Dressed in rich green ensembles, the couple entered with Dervish dancers accompanying them.
The final day began with a beautiful Haldi ceremony. The sunny, marigold décor and orange hues of the event looked magical on the rainy day. The couple and their loved ones played ‘phoolon ki Holi’ with flower petals, which was a sight to behold.
Built as ‘The Garden of Divine Love’, the evening pheras saw an enthralling floral entryway that welcomed everyone into the festivities. Peacocks at the stage and a cascading canopy overhead added to the theme as well. Decked in a quintessential bridal red Sabyasachi lehenga, the bride looked mesmerizing against the surreal backdrop of the wedding, while the groom complemented her in a stunning white and gold sherwani. As a special tribute to the bride’s deceased sister who adored rose flowers, rose perfumes and soaps were placed in every room, and the aroma of roses imbibed the air with her presence at each event.
Advice for couples
“Don’t miss out on the real experience by stressing about the little details. There is always something that may not go as you want, or people’s expectations that you cannot satisfy. Just remember, it is your day, and if you waste time worrying and not enjoy the moment, then you’ll regret it.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: ITC Grand Bharat
Groom’s Outfits: Versace (Welcome Dinner), Puneet Gupta (Mehendi)
Bride’s Outfits: Payal Keyal (Welcome Dinner), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Mehendi and Wedding), Rimple and Harpreet Narula (Sufi Night)
Makeup: Makeup by Prerna Khullar
Photography: Jodi Clickers