Natasha and Chinmay, Sydney
A breathtaking lilac wonder, this couple’s wedding painted a pretty picture against the regal architecture and lush environs of this iconic Sydney venue.
College sweethearts Natasha and Chinmay’s stunning wedding celebrations were replete with mesmerizing décor, tranquil traditions and wholesome family moments. The bride took us on a journey of their love and wedding festivities, glimpses of which are shared below. Read on to see how it all unfolded.
How They Met
The bride shares, “We met through mutual friends while we were at University. He bought me a coffee, and I returned the favor a few weeks later, which was the start of a lifelong friendship that soon transformed into love!”
Looking back upon her dreamy proposal, the bride shares, “Our three year anniversary was a huge milestone for me, and he knew how much it meant to me. He told me he was planning a surprise anniversary weekend for us to go where we first met and went on a date together. The next day, when I thought we were going for breakfast close-by, I ended up blindfolded in the car and driven to the airport to catch a flight to Melbourne (from Sydney). Before I knew it, I knew I was in the lobby of my favorite hotel in Melbourne. After a romantic dinner, we returned to our room to find it covered with rose petals, candles and photos of us. There was a huge box in the middle of the room, which opened to release a heart-shaped balloon with the words ‘Will you marry me?’! Overwhelmed with emotion, I turned to find him on one knee with a beautiful ring in his hand, and needless to say, I replied with a resounding “Yes!”
The couple hosted their intimate pre-wedding festivities at home, and their reception at Hyatt Regency Sydney. For their wedding, they chose the picturesque castle-like charm of Curzon Hall. A vast team of decorators were hired to deck their functions, while the team of KS Creative Photography captured their moments.
An intimate home-held Mehendi soiree kicked off the wedding festivities. Charming DIY décor with drapes, ornamental cushions, tasseled hangings and garlands in red, lit up the elegant white interiors. The groom looked splendid in a white and blue Bandi jacket and kurta set from Manyavar, while the bride complemented him in an icy blue Sabyasachi saree with a pale gold border.
The Haldi ritual was held two days later at the bride’s home. Swapping out the usual citrus hues and marigold décor, the bride stunned her guests with a dainty tasseled décor in baby pink that included a pretty canopy under which she was sat for the ceremony. She donned a gorgeous pink lehenga by Anita Dongre for the occasion where she was doused with turmeric paste by her loved ones. The guests all followed a dress code of white and yellow for the event.
Hosted amidst the lush environs and regal architecture of Curzon hall, the wedding was a breathtaking lilac wonder! Delicate floral décor in ombre hues decked the festivities, including a dreamy mandap of blooms and white drapes. Captured against the vintage backdrops of the venue, the couple exuded royalty and grace as they turned heads in their soft lavender ensembles.
A grand reception hosted at Hyatt Regency Sydney brought the wedding revelries to a close. Decked with colossal arrangements of red blooms, candles and dazzling crystal chandeliers, the grandeur of the event was a spectacle to behold. Wearing a dapper tuxedo and a statement velvet blue Sabyasachi lehenga respectively, the groom and bride entered holding hands to a display of fireworks.
Advice for couples
“Plan as much as you possibly can before the wedding, and once it is wedding week, simply let go and allow everything to happen organically. Remember that you and your husband-to-be are in this together in a wondrous celebration of your love, so savor the moment and take in as much as you can of all the love, happiness and blessings you can get from this special wedding week.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Curzon Hall (Wedding), Hyatt Regency Sydney (Reception)
Décor: Decorashaan (Wedding, Haldi), Ann Wang Stylist (Reception), Fluer Walls Décor (Haldi), Elegant Teatime (Mehendi)
Floral Décor: Montana Flora
Garlands: Sai Garlands
Groom’s Outfits: Manyavar (Mehendi), Frontier Raas (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Frontier Raas (Wedding), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Reception, Mehendi), Anita Dongre (Haldi)
Jewelry: Prune India (Haldi), Labels of Love (Haldi, Mehendi, Reception)
Shoes: Needlelust (Haldi, Mehendi), Gucci (Wedding, Reception)
Makeup and Hair: Nikki Arora
Mehendi: Henna by Payal
Invites: Prince Card Centre Mumbai
Photography: KS Creative Photography