Sanchita and Abhishek, ITC Mughal, Agra
Sanchita and Abhishek celebrated the union of their love and cultures in India’s City of Love!
Abhishek and Sanchita’s sweet love story brought two different families together in a beautiful duet of ceremonies and cultures. With ritzy décor and lots of emotion, the wedding at the picturesque venue, ITC Mughal, Agra was perfect.
The bride shares with us their story and the details from the wedding.
How They Met
When Sanchita was introduced to Abhishek at a party, they hit it off immediately and exchanged numbers. What followed were dinner dates, movie dates and more. This Kannadiga boy had fallen head over heels in love with the Punjabi kudi and together they began planning their forever!
“Abhi’s proposal was sweet and thoughtful! For a person who had never cooked in his life until then, he whipped up a 3-course meal and plated it and it looked and tasted so good! After this, he brought me flowers and then came ‘the moment’. He went down on one knee and asked me to marry him with a gorgeous ring. We were both moved to tears and it was definitely the happiest moment of my life,” the bride shares.
For Sanchita, the ITC Mughal in Agra held many childhood memories and this was where she wanted to get married. She shares, “As kids, we would spend most of our holidays at the ITC Mughal, Agra, because my father works with the company. This beautiful hotel has a lot of warmth and a very inviting vibe. Hence, it was perfect for our intimate guest list. The hospitality of the hotel staff made our experience even better and our guests were thrilled.”
The bride decided to have their outfits resonate with the décor at each function. She explains, “We did not want to have any theme-based events but we were keen on having beautiful décor that would complement our outfits. So we coordinated the colors of our clothes with the overarching color schemes at each function.”
The festivities kicked off with a cocktail party in Delhi. Sanchita looked gorgeous in a silver embellished Ridhi Mehra lehenga, teamed with an intricate bun and striking eye makeup. Her wardrobe complemented the white-dominated décor infused with touches of blue, floral table stands adding pops of color.
The Mehendi ceremony took place in Agra, where the décor featured unique pink tasseled hangings. Sanchita chose to wear a beautiful Abhinav Mishra lehenga adorned with mirror work. The look was finished with a sleek side parting and loose tresses along with well-defined eye makeup.
Haldi and Chooda
Sanchita looked pretty in pink at her haldi and chooda ceremony but what made this day special was the quality time she got to spend with her family. The bride shared, “My haldi and chooda ceremony was a heartwarming one! My entire family was there and we had a funny goof-up. The pandit was given the wrong time for the ceremony! So all of us ended up singing the Gayatri Mantra together and went ahead with the rituals without him! This made my haldi and chooda ceremony a beautiful, intimate family bonding moment.”
Sticking to the traditional look, the bride wore the classic white and gold sari by Vijayalakshmi Sarees. The traditional braid hairdo adorned with small flowers teamed with just the right amount of jewelry was just perfect to enhance the look. The wedding began at 4 am where the stage was set in front of a wall that was lit with 200 diyas, making the setup even more striking.
For this wedding, the bride chose a stunning Om Parkash Jawaharlal lehenga while the groom wore a pastel suit from Brahaan by Narains. Both Sanchita and Abhishek’s wardrobe matched with the décor that was dominated by white and pink flower hangings and table stands.
Advice For Couples
“Plan your wedding how you want it, without worrying too much about external factors or formalities. Also, keep in mind that planning does get stressful, but at the end of the day remember that your relationship with your better-half is the most important thing.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: ITC Mughal, Agra, M3M Golf Estate, Gurgaon (Cocktail)
Décor: Ferns and Petals
Bride’s Outfits: Ridhi Mehra (Cocktail), Abhinav Mishra (Mehendi), Vijayalakshmi Sarees, Om Parkash Jawaharlal
Groom’s Outfits: Brahaan by Narains (Cocktail, Mehendi, Haldi, South Indian Wedding, North Indian Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Yashika Tandon
Hairstylist: Sonam Wangmo
Wedding Invitations: Rohan & Aparna
Photography and Videography: North Water Star