Ridhima and Sahil, Fairmont Jaipur, Rajasthan
From a calm Sufi night to a crazy neon party, Sahil and Ridhima's wedding amped up the fun factor.
Sahil and Ridhima chose the stunning environs of Fairmont Jaipur to host their lavish wedding which was planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – Fiestro Events. Bride Ridhima shares some highlights of the festivities that were captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – ShutterInk.
How They Met
It is said that love can arrive in our lives at any moment, and lucky are those who recognize it. Sahil and Ridhima certainly realized that they were each other’s soulmates when they were introduced by a common acquaintance. For him, it was love at first sight, and their romance deepened beautifully over time.
The couple shares, “We would love to recommend each and every person who made our wedding a success Shutterink, Fiestro Events, singers Gurnazar Singh, Ankit Batra (pheras), and Hamsar Hayat (Sufi Night), as well as Inderpreet Kaur for my makeup and all our designers for our clothes.”
For the Sufi night, the decor was dominated by beautiful blooms, with a floral chandelier at the center of the stage and a white trellis with pink blossoms and fronds peeking through it. “We always wanted a soothing evening with artistic decor. So, we decided to go ahead with a Moroccan theme for this function. Hamsar Hayat played that evening, and he made the atmosphere so soothing that we all were lost in admiration.”
The serene and soulful Sufi night was followed by a rocking neon party. The bride shares, “The theme for this event was something out of the box, and we loved it for our after party.”
The next morning saw the couple’s ‘Rajasthani Carnival’ themed haldi ceremony. The lawns were decorated with bright elements that included vibrant flowers, puppets, colorful matkas (earthen pots), decorated Rajasthani umbrellas, quirky graphic posters and rows of tasseled festoons extended mid-air. The canopy itself was made of multi-colored drapes with vibrant seating options. Sahil and Ridhima arrived at the location in a customized auto-rickshaw amidst colorful smoke bombs. The bride wore a yellow lehenga and floral accessories while the groom wore a printed bandhgala over a white kurta. “This cheerful event with a Rajasthani carnival added a twist to our wedding. There were several stalls like a bangle seller, ring throwing game, kite flying and a beautiful holi-type event with flowers which everyone enjoyed.”
Sangeet and After Party
The sangeet evening was hosted in the hotel’s ballroom and saw many entertaining dance performances. The after party made the evening all the more grand with Gurnazar and his band playing live music for the rest of the night.
For the Radha-Krishna themed wedding, Ridhima wore a pale grey lehenga with golden embellishments. Her look was completed with heavy polki jewellery featuring green uncut stones, a ‘maang tikka‘ (forehead ornament) and an ornate nose ring. The groom donned a pale grey and gold sherwani and a floral turban. The couple was flanked by multiple candelabras carried by the entertainers for the evening. They made their way towards the stage for the garlanding ceremony with sparklers adding to the magical moment. Ridhima made her entry flanked by her brothers who held a floral canopy over her head. Fireworks lit up the sky and ShutterInk captured candid moments as the couple as they took their pheras.
The bride shares, “We had our grand garlanding ceremony with a Ganga Arti theme on the reflecting pool of Fairmont, which is a beautiful venue. The pheras were the best part of our wedding with Ankit Batra and the soulful Raga band adding to the beauty of the proceedings. I always dreamt of having a Radha Krishna themed wedding. Our Planners made it possible and all our guests loved it. Our photo booth was made up of 108 names of Radha Krishna.”
The reception was a grand affair as the newlyweds, and their auspicious union was celebrated by their guests. The couple chose contemporary looks for the evening. Sahil wore a black-on-black Indo-Western outfit and Ridhi donned a pale pink embellished outfit with a stunning trail.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Fairmont Jaipur, Rajasthan
Wedding Planner: Fiestro Events
Decor: Fiestro Events
Bride’s Outfits: Rimple and Harpreet Narula, (Wedding), Sikandar Nawaz (Sufi Night, Haldi Carnival), Anu Astha Couture (Cocktail)
Groom’s Outfits: Pawan Sachdeva
Makeup: Inderpreet Kaur, Ludhiana and Shahid Naar, Amritsar
Entertainment: Hamsar Hayat (Sufi Night), Gurnazar Singh (Reception)
DJ: Sahil Arya
Anchor: Khushboo Kapur with Ajit Singh
Invitations: Exotic Invites