Priyanshi and Kush, New Delhi
This '2 States' multicultural wedding was celebrated over seven functions across Delhi.
Priyanshi and Kush’s multicultural Delhi wedding included a wonderful mix of customs, with fabulous decor and showstopping ensembles, making it a memorable extravaganza that included seven fabulous events. Every special moment of the celebration was artfully preserved by WeddingSutra Favorite – Shutterdown in photographs.
How We Met
Priyanshi says, “We hail from different cultures and that’s why I relate to the story of ‘Two States’. We met through friends and instantly hit it off. We are both in the hospitality industry – I own a bakery and Kush owns a hotel in Delhi – so we connected on a professional level as well. We often pick each other’s brains over business strategies. After a year of dating, we decided to tie the knot.”
Priyanshi says, “We initially planned a destination wedding but, as we both have large families and wanted to include everyone, we decided to host a big, elaborate wedding at various venues across Delhi-NCR.”
The couple planned seven functions. For the mehndi and wedding ceremonies, they chose TraMod Events by Atulaya for the decor. They entrusted the photography of all the wedding functions to the team at Shutterdown.
The festivities kicked off with a teej ceremony attended by the immediate family. This was organized at the bride’s house, one week before the wedding celebrations began. The bride wore a demure mint green lehenga from Frontier Raas, while the groom wore an outfit from Qubik.
The next function was a sufi night held at the Kush’s farmhouse in Chattarpur. Here, enigmatic music by the Nizami brothers filled the air. For this party, the bride embraced a Mughal-inspired look, wearing a navy blue Anita Dongre outfit, while the groom wore an ensemble by Amit Arora.
The next evening saw a power-packed dhol night, packed with Punjabi traditions. The rustic Punjabi decor included dhaba-style seating arrangements and kaleerein hanging from the trees. The highlight was a bar setup, titled ‘Sharab di Gaddi’. The bride wore a mirror-work peplum sharara from Mehak Creations and the groom donned a kurta with a Nehru jacket from Manyavar.
Mata Ki Chowki
The Mata Ki Chowki ritual was held at the Madhuban Hotel in GK1. Just the couple’s close friends and family attended this function. The decor followed a traditional theme of marigold flowers and roses.
The mehndi function was a sundowner, with the venue decorated in aquamarine and lilac shades. It was an intimate affair with close friends and family in attendance. A photobooth was created around a tree on the lawn, with dreamcatchers and clips hanging from it. There was a Polaroid camera for guests to click their pictures and clip on to the tree. The bride looked stunning in a yellow mirror-work lehenga by Abhinav Mishra, while the groom wore a powder blue kurta with chikankari embroidery.
Held at Shagun Farms Chattarpur, the sangeet ceremony decor consisted of classic white and gold shades. The couple and their friends performed several dances on a spectacular stage that featured old-school spotlights. Highlights included a glittering champagne pyramid. The bride looked lovely in an embellished Manish Malhotra ivory creation, while the groom wore a Rohit and Rahul Gandhi three-piece suit.
The wedding was an elegant affair held at a farmhouse in Greater Noida, with a guestlist of about a thousand people. The bride wore a stunning pink lehenga while the groom donned a smart cream sherwani. Candles, flowers and chandeliers in pastel hues, creamy whites and hints of gold created a romantic ambiance for the event. There was a huge canopy right in the center of the venue, housing hundreds of bulbs that illuminated the entire area magically. The mandap and stage were festooned with dreamy flowers, making for a picturesque backdrop.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Shagun Farms (Sangeet), Jaypee Greens (Teej, Dhol Night)
Wedding Planner: TraMod event by Atulaya
Groom’s Outfits: Qubik (Teej), Amit Arora (Sufi Night), Manyavar (Dhol Night), Rohit and Rahul Gandhi (Sangeet)
Bride’s Outfits: Frontier Raas (Teej), Anita Dongre (Sufi Night), Mehak Creations (Dhol Night), Abhinav Mishra (Mehndi), Manish Malhotra (Sangeet)
Makeup Artist: Swati Singh Makeovers
Mehendi Artist: Bunty Mehendiwala
Wedding Favours: Deco Window
DJ and Entertainment: DJ Anil (Sangeet), Nizaami Brothers (Sufi Night)
Choreographer: Choreography by Meheema
Photography and Videography: Shutterdown Photography