Sadhvi and Arpit, Raffles The Palm Dubai
From decadent revelries to heart-warming family moments, witness the full spectrum of emotions that truly makes up an Indian wedding.
A grand love story deserves a worthy celebration! Sadhvi and Arpit commemorated more than a decade of togetherness with an unforgettable destination wedding in Dubai that was captured in all its breathtaking beauty by WeddingSutra Favorite – CineLove Productions.
Jab They Met
Dating back to 12 years, Sadhvi and Arpit’s love blossomed while they were classmates in 10th grade. Over the years, their relationship journeyed with them across the globe as they set off to chase their dreams. With Arpit studying at Penn State and Sadhvi living in the Caribbean, the two nurtured a long-distance relationship and often travelled together, their love only growing with each passing year. After a decade of togetherness, Arpit popped the question at a Diwali party, and the couple decided to tie the knot on the day they completed 12 years together! How special is that?
For a grandiose Wedding brimming with luxury and top-notch hospitality, the couple chose the stunning property of Raffles The Palm Dubai. They entrusted the team of CineLove Production to capture their special moments in breathtaking shots. Looking back upon the experience, they share, “They captured our celebrations so beautifully and made us feel comfortable and at ease through the entire experience, that resulted in amazing videos and photos. The entire team was so friendly that it felt like we were surrounded by our friends.”
The festivities kickstarted with a warm Welcome Lunch hosted on the hotel’s rooftop. The couple and their loved ones mingled over mimosas as they geared up for the upcoming celebrations.
The evening got a glitzy makeover for the luxe Engagement party, a modish masquerade ball that could have rivalled the glamor quotient of a Vogue Event. Everyone from the groom to the guests sported classic black ensembles, while the bride was the centre of attention in a ravishing red gown by couturier Gaurav Gupta complete with a feathered net headdress. Singer Manj Musik turned the evening up several notches with his rousing tunes.
The sunny Haldi ceremony was the highlight of the wedding when it came to enjoyment and fun. The bride was welcomed by the groom’s family with a showstopping performance. The couple were showered with flower petals and smeared with turmeric paste amidst roaring laughter and blessings, after which they had a gala time on the beach with their friends and family. For the Chooda ceremony, the bride honored her mother by wearing her wedding saree for the occasion.
The Wedding ceremony boasted breathtaking floral décor and was imbued with the emotions and love of the couple and their families, making it immensely special and memorable. In coordinated ensembles of pink and red, the bride and groom looked like the portrait of happiness as they exchanged garlands in front of a whimsical wooded altar scattered with pink blooms before heading for the sunset pheras on the beach.
An elaborate Reception followed soon after in Delhi that sported grand décor and high-octane celebrity performances. This celebration of almost 2000 guests was no less than a concert, and a fitting encore to the Dubai wedding. Singers Harrdy Sandhu and Navraj Hans entertained the crowd with their riveting tunes, making them groove till the wee hours of the night.
Advice for couples
“When your big day comes, it doesn’t matter who did your hair and makeup or what you chose to wear. Regardless of all that, you’ll look your best if you are happy from within! So, forget about stressing over the tiny details, and instead focus on the momentous occasion and all the joy it brings. At the end of the day, if the love of your life is by your side, everything else will be perfect”.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Raffles The Palm Dubai
Decor: Vidira Concept
Groom’s Outfits: Mayank Chawla (Welcome Lunch), Gaurav Gupta (Engagement), Qbik (Haldi), Manish Malhotra (Wedding), Anamika Khanna (Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: Gauri and Nainika (Welcome Lunch), Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna (Engagement), Manish Malhotra (Reception)
Entertainment: Manj Musik (Engagement), Harrdy Sandhu (Reception), Navraj Hans (Reception)
Photography and Videography: CineLove Productions