Namha and Edul, Mumbai
Adorned with dainty blooms and rustic furniture, this wedding planner duo’s fusion civil marriage ceremony was simple yet heartwarming!
Hailing from different cultures, Namha Malhotra and Edul Mahudavala’s love story is the perfect embodiment of a modern fairytale. A romance that has flourished over the years despite the duo’s cultural differences, Namha, a Punjabi, and Edul, a Parsi, who were deeply in love, decided to tie the knot amidst the pandemic. To make sure their civil marriage ceremony went exactly as envisioned was WeddingSutra Favorite – Castles & Coasters, which the couple owns. They pulled all the stops to execute a wedding that paid ode to their cheerful personalities. On the photography front, WeddingSutra Favorite – Jodi Clickers was at the top of their game as they used their expertise to capture myriad emotions in stunning frames.
How They Met
A classic case of workplace romance, Namha and Edul first crossed paths when they were both carving their respective space in the wedding planning industry. Soon enough, these two were inseparable as friendship struck and they found comfort in each other’s differing facets. However, cupid wasn’t far behind, and as days turned into months, Namha and Edul’s strong friendship transformed into love leading them to launch their own wedding planning company.
When popping the question to a wedding planner, nothing but the best is expected! Acknowledging this fact, Edul quietly started cooking up a plan to surprise Namha. Even though the couple was slated to be married soon, Edul unleashed his inner romantic by organizing an adorable wedding proposal at his bride-to-be’s favorite eatery in Goa. Making up an excuse for a client meeting, he took Namha to the restaurant which was bedecked with flowers and candles. After enjoying a hearty meal, he then led her to the massive clock where, as sunlight filtered through the glass, he went down on one knee and asked the momentous question!
Being seasoned wedding planners themselves, the duo had perfect clarity on their vision and quickly roped in some of the most popular names in the industry to be a part of their squad. Spearheaded by Namha and her colleagues at Castles & Coaster, the bride looked into every detail, from the decor to the planning with pin-point focus and ensured all safety protocols were followed precisely. Equipped with sanitizing stations, customized masks and minimalistic decor, the civil marriage ceremony exuded warmth and romance.
To make sure that each moment was captured in its true, unfiltered beauty, the duo chose Jodi Clickers, who with their skills behind the lens gave the duo a treasure trove of memories to cherish forever.
Civil Marriage Ceremony
Surrounded by their loved ones and furnished with simple wooden furniture, the decor was a treat for the eyes. With vibrant pink and white blooms acting as the centerpiece for the tables while an artist crooned soothing melodies, Namha and Edul had the time of their lives as they exchanged vows, sang and shook a leg with their family. To mark the occasion, the couple popped open a bottle of champagne right after the completion of the civil ceremony, they also enjoyed traditional marriage customs which was followed by a hearty lunch.
Advice For Couples
The couple advises, “Instead of trying to pick just one culture, we decided give respect to and embraced both our cultures while enjoying all the traditions. Our key advice would be to have fun learning about the other side and incorporate elements from each other’s culture within the nuptials.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Gymkhana 91 Bar and Kitchen
Wedding Planner and Décor: Castles & Coasters
Groom’s Outfits: Manish Malhotra
Bride’s Outfits: Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor
Makeup: Doll You Up By S
Photography: Jodi Clickers