Nupur and Saurabh, Indana Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan
From a scooter with a sidecar to a palanquin, Nupur and Saurabh's wedding saw some dramatic and memorable couple entries.
The lush lawns of the Indana Palace Jaipur hotel were decorated in a bright and beautiful way for Nupur and Saurabh’s nuptials. WeddingSutra Favorite – Weddings by Knotty Days zoomed their lens on all the lovely details and loving emotions in their photos. Bride Nupur shares highlights of the vibrant festivities with us.
How They Met
“Saurabh and I are VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology) University graduates. We first met in 2015 when Saurabh visited the campus to recruit students for his company. I cracked the interviews, and we started working for the same firm. After working together for over a year we fell in love. It was a roller coaster ride for us as we went from having a strictly professional relationship to a romantic one. It was difficult in the beginning as we were hiding it from everyone in office, but later on, when our friends and colleagues got to know, it was a very exciting and memorable phase in our journey.”
The couple wanted the mehndi ceremony to be a vibrant affair. Colorful birdhouses, ‘bandhani’ (tie and dye) drapes, large clay pots, vases, wind chimes, wooden figurines, sculptures, puppets, and origami were incorporated into the decor to add the authentic traditional vibe of a Rajasthani wedding. The bright folk-inspired decor was paired with low floor seating, cushions and bolsters for added effect. A singing competition between the ‘Ladkiwale’ (bride’s side) and ‘Ladkewale’ (groom’s side) was the highlight of this function. Nupur shares, “The most memorable moment for us was when we saw each other for the first time during the wedding celebrations at the mehndi function. At that minute, Saurabh and I just wanted to hug each other and rejoice that this was happening.”
For the sangeet night, the decor matched the couple’s idea of royalty. White, silver crystals and powder blue were the main elements for the sangeet setting. The wedding party grooved to hit tunes, and the couple’s dance performance mirrored their romance. The bride was in for a special surprise as the groom belted out his moves on the hit ‘Khalibali’ song from the movie ‘Padmaavat.’
Nupur and Saurabh made a filmy entry at their haldi in a scooter with an attached sidecar. They combined the haldi with a holi- style event as a surprise for their guests. Their shared haldi ceremony meant that they could enjoy with all their loved ones. After the function, they brought out the colors and what followed was a fun holi with flower petals, colors and color bombs.
The stunning bride arrived for the pheras in a palanquin decorated with bright pink and fuschia flowers. The groom looked regal in his sherwani which he designed himself, like all his other wedding ensembles. The couple’s ‘varmala’ (garland) ceremony had all eyes focused on them and they received a flower shower right after it. The pheras took place much later in the night leaving the couple and everyone else to fend off the cold weather. It turned the entire ceremony into a funny situation. “The whole pheras function felt a bit funny as it was cold and we both wanted it to take place by the poolside. The whole time we were just regretting that decision!”
These special moments were photographed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Weddings by Knotty Days. “We wanted someone to capture our wedding memories which we could treasure forever. Nikhil and his team were fantastic! They were always present at the right time and left no stone unturned in capturing our beautiful memories which we can now cherish for life.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Indana Palace, Jaipur
Wedding Planners: The Royal Host Events
Bride’s Outfits: Roop Vatika (Mehndi), Siddharth and Disha (Sangeet), Raghav Creations (New Delhi), Haldi (Created by the bride and her friend, Priyanka)
Jewellery: Symetree, D.P Jewellers (Indore), Kalyan Jewellers (Indore), Needledust (Accessories), Floral Jewellery by Priyanka.
Makeup & Hair: Makeup by Jaslin
Mehndi: Priyanka Mehndi, Indore
Choreography: Seven Stars, Indore
Cake: SweetTooth by Swati Deroliya, Jaipur
Photography: Weddings by Knotty Days