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Nitisha and Sagar, Baroda

Nitisha and Sagar’s Baroda wedding hit the high note with Rajasthani singers, Russian violinists and rousing 'garba' numbers

Sagar and Nitisha wed in the beautiful Suncity Club & Resort and the sprawling Aarana Lawns in bustling Baroda. They had a year to plan the wedding and pulled off the three-day event perfectly.

Nitisha and Sagar, Baroda

How We Met
“I hail from Baroda in Gujarat and was working for an HR firm, while Sagar is based in the US where he works at the Emory Hospital in Atlanta, in their cardiovascular department. We met through our families and started talking on the phone. Next thing we know, after six months, Sagar flew to India to meet me and we decided we were meant to be together. He proposed to me on a private plane! I am a Marwari, and Sagar is a Gujarati – and our wedding was a mix of both cultures.”

Wedding Venue
“Both families had an entire year to prepare for the wedding, and we decided to get married in Baroda. After 45 years a girl was getting married in my family so my parents wanted to do it on a large scale. We decided to tie the knot at the Suncity Club & Resorts. We booked the whole resort for three days, and I held my mehndi, garba night and wedding functions there. We had an American-style reception at the grand Aarana Lawns.”

Wedding Functions

“We had quirky and colorful decor for the mehndi event which was held on the beautiful lawns of the Suncity Club & Resorts. Guests enjoyed the ambiance at this event which had a bangle bazaar, floral decor and a colorful tent. The mood was light and joyful, and Rajasthani folk dancers provided great entertainment.”

“We wanted a Gujarati garba-themed vibe for the sangeet. We used all kind of colors like green, blue, and red to light up the place. We hired Atul Purohit, a famous singer, for the event which had 400 people dancing at the same time!”

“We had a sundown wedding with a very traditional theme which incorporated red, gold and white hues and lots of flowers. Suncity Club & Resorts is a gorgeous venue, and we wanted to maintain the traditional royal look with our choice of decor. Once the wedding was completed, we had a small reception on the same stage. We wanted to create a very romantic evening and booked a lovely violinist and her band from Russia to perform at the event.”

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“The reception was a grand event, and we used a combination of pastels and floral fabrics which gave the entire venue a delightful look. We enjoyed a few performances and speeches by family and friends.”

Wedding Shopping
“All my wedding shopping was done in Mumbai as I was very familiar with the city’s designers and jewellery stores since I had studied there for seven years. For the mehndi, I wore an Aastha Narang outfit paired with Aquamarine Jewels. I opted for a Punit Balana ensemble and Just Jewellery bling for the sangeet. I went with red and gold lehenga by Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the wedding, and matched it with traditional gold jewellery from CH Jewellers and DP Jewellers from Udaipur. For the Reception, I chose a creation from Varun Bahl’s 2016 Runway Show Collection from AZA Fashions and a diamond necklace from CH Jewellers.”

Sagar wore an elaborate white and light gold dhoti-jacket set with ethnic ‘mojris’ (shoes) and necklaces.

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Advice For Couples
“Remember to have fun! Also, try and have enough time to plan the wedding. That way, you get more time to experiment with different ensembles and jewellery till you find what you want. We were helped by Manish Shah and his company, and Tulip Touch for the event coordination and entertainment. They did an amazing job all around. Everything was timed and executed perfectly throughout the three days.”

Experience With Vendors
“Photographer Anuraag Rathi and his team were an absolute blast to work with! They made Sagar and I feel so comfortable during the video and photo shoots. I think the photos and videos speak for themselves.”

“Makeup artists Sonic Sarwate and Meenal were by far the most fierce, fun, and talented! They created a different look for each event, and I never questioned their ideas on my looks. Honestly, I just booked them 10 days before the wedding and it was the best decision ever!”

The Wedding Makers
Venues: Suncity Club & Resorts, Aarana Lawns, Baroda, Gujarat
Event & Entertainment Coordination: Manish Shah & Tulip Touch
Bridal Trousseau: Aastha Narang (Mehndi), Punit Balana (Sangeet), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding), Varun Bahl from Aza Fashions (Reception)
Bridal Jewellery: Aquamarine Jewels (Mehndi), Just Jewellery (Sangeet), CH Jewellers (Wedding and Reception), DP Jewellers (Wedding)
Makeup Artists: Sonic Sarwate and Meenal

Photos Courtesy: Anuraag Rathi

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