Niyati and Raghav, Mumbai
A magical celebration of love at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace.
Niyati Agarwal and Raghav Bubna’s gorgeous wedding was made all the more special by being hosted at the same venue as their proposal, the stunning Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. Shot by WeddingSutra Favorite – The Photo Diary, their pictures weave a beautiful story of love and celebration.
How they met
Introduced by mutual friends, Niyati and Raghav hit it off brilliantly on the first date, and knew they shared something special. Soon enough they knew they had found ‘the one’ in each other, and Raghav surprised Niyati with a stunning proposal at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai right after having gotten her family’s blessings.
Selecting the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai for their wedding was special in more ways than one as it also was where Raghav had declared his love and asked Niyati to marry him. The grandeur, heritage and personal connection made it the ideal place for their wedding.
The couple entrusted the talented team of Dee Weddings who helped transform their dream wedding into reality. Every moment was frozen in stunning shots by the very capable team of The Photo Diary. Talking about their experience, they share, “The Photo Diary team was an absolute dream to work with. Usually taking pictures and videos feels like a task, but they made it super chilled and stress free for us while still capturing all our moments so beautifully. We wanted someone easy going and efficient, and they were just that. They got us such beautiful candid shots.”
The festivities began with a magical sunflower themed Mehndi function. The intimate soiree was brimming with stunning decor of sunflowers in a variety of different arrangements, along with romantic lighting, drapes, wooden cases and other props. The bridal seating was topped with a breathtaking canopy of foliage, sunflowers and hanging floral baskets.
The Sangeet function saw a night of glamour and enjoyment as the couple let loose with their loved ones amidst exuberant revelry. The glitzy decor looked striking in lights of pink and red, including a striking LED sign that read ‘Drunk in love’. The bride dazzled in a silver lehenga while the groom sported a rich navy Bandhgala suit.
The Haldi ceremony saw intimate revelries and an elegant, minimalist decor of marigolds. The bride looked radiant in sunny hues as her loved ones gathered around to douse her in turmeric paste.
Romance reigned supreme for the Wedding, as the whimsical decor of fresh flowers enveloped the festivities. Set in soft pastels and spring tones, the auspicious occasion saw stunning floral arrangements, a magical canopy of flowers and a stunning mandap. The couple looked ethereal in matching blush ensembles as they tied the knot.
Advice for couples
“The most important part of a wedding is for the bride and groom to enjoy themselves. We hired a great team and trusted them with everything just so that we could let go of the stress and enjoy ourselves with our guests. It was an intimate affair with only a few people who mattered to us, which made it all the more memorable and stress-free.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Wedding Planner: Dee Weddings
Groom’s Outfits: Kunal Rawal (Mehndi, Wedding), Shantanu and Nikhil (Sangeet)
Bride’s Outfits: Anita Dongre (Mehndi), Natasha Dalal Label (Sangeet), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Makeup: Priya Todarwal
Invites: Samreen Chawla
Photography and Videography: The Photo Diary