Pranali and Vinit at Gawand Lawns, Thane
Pranali and Vinit's traditional Maharashtrian wedding at Gawand Lawns in Thane was a beautiful blend of authentic customs and festive fervor
Our series Featured Weddings brings you wonderful moments from weddings held at the finest venues across different cities. Here, we bring you the story of Pranali and Vinit and their marriage celebrations in Thane.
Vinit and Pranali got introduced to each other through common friends and bonded over their love for books, hiking and travel. With being, friends came leisurely conversations, which kept increasing in duration and eagerness! A long distance relationship enabled them to enjoy travel, bringing them closer to each other!
Theirs is a story rooted in friendship. Theirs is a story where Love made its presence felt softly & blossomed with growing trust and understanding.
Pranali and Vinit got married according to traditional Maharashtrian customs at Gawand Lawns in Thane. This upmarket venue offered a sprawling lush green lawn which was perfect for outdoor events, and a mid-sized banquet hall. Located near one of Maharashtra’s biggest waterbodies – the serene Upvan Lake – the venue also offered picturesque views of the surrounding Yeeor hills.
The wedding functions started with the sangeet ceremony at night, followed by the wedding ceremony the next morning and the reception at night.
The sangeet was an intimate affair planned by Vinit’s family. Guests enjoyed singing romantic songs and performed dances dedicated to the bride and groom. This evening was planned in under a week, and guests choreographed and rehearsed the dances in just two days.
Pranali and Vinit’s Maharashtrian wedding was full of authenticity – from the home-cooked food in the morning to traditional marigold blooms forming the main part of the décor.
The families conducted a small pooja ceremony before the main wedding function where Pranali wore a pink Kanjeevaram saree from Sarangi, and Vinit opted for an orange kurta.
Pranali wore a traditional yellow Nauvari Paithani saree from Kala Mandir which had a green border. She paired this with green bangles and a beautiful green blouse which had intricate embroidery on the back depicting a peacock and floral motifs.
Vinit wore a gold sherwani and rich red silk dhoti and stole set from Manyavar. His ornate safa added a regal touch to his ensemble. Both wore pearly forehead pieces which is part of the Maharashtrian wedding attire for both the bride and the groom.
They were serenaded by tutari (bugle-like instrument) players dressed in bright ethnic gear whose musical melodies added a further touch of festive fervor to the wedding celebrations.
The reception had lots of gold accents in the decor, and the food was a mix of Punjabi, Continental and popular street treats such as chaats. Family members and friends holding firework sparklers over the red carpet as the couple made their grand entry added the right amount of sparkle and festivity at the start of the reception.
Pranali looked gorgeous in a custom-designed golden lehenga with intricate threadwork and a long top jacket by Namita D’souza of Namica Creations. She paired this ensemble with elegant diamond jewellery, while Vinit looked dapper in a dark slate blue three-piece suit by Raymond.
The Wedding Makers
Location: Gawand Lawns, Thane, Mumbai
Bridal Trousseau: Sarangi (pre-wedding pooja), Kala Mandir (wedding), Namica Creations (Reception)
Groom’s Trousseau: Manyavar(Wedding) and Raymond (Reception)
Makeup: Rashida Memon
Event Manager: Rupali Gawand & team of Gawand Lawns
Decor: Farook Sheikh of Awaj Radio Mandap Decorators
Music: Kiran Shembekar
Choreographer: Insanites (Gaurav Singh, Suraj kachre, Viren Giri & Mrunali Gor)
Photos Courtesy: The Cheesecake Project