Shaza and Priyaank, Maldives
Surrounded by the lush beauty of the tropics, this couple’s elegant beachside wedding was a vivid and refreshing affair.
Exuding tropical vibes that emboldened each attendee to let loose and enjoy, Shaza Morani, the youngest daughter of Bollywood producer Karim Morani whose family also runs Cineyug Celebrations, and Priyaank Sharma, the son of renowned actress Padmini Kolhapure and producer Tutu Sharma’s wedding was a real treat for the senses. Attended by the who’s who of the film industry, the most notable being Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, a cousin of Priyaank, this wedding made waves online as attendees shared snippets of their celebrations. Photographed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Sam & Ekta who used their expertise behind the lenses to capture every playful moment, it was a cheerful affair. And, with WeddingSutra Favorite – DJ AJ belting out peppy tunes, this wedding left everyone spellbound.
How They Met
The duo first crossed paths in school where friendship blossomed at first soon transforming into love. There has been no looking back for Shaza and Priyaank since, as their bond has grown even stronger over the years.
Priyaank shares, “I took Shaza on a helicopter ride and planned to fly overhead on a beach where I had placed a huge flex asking her to marry me. She’s always been above everyone and everything in my life, so I wanted to take her above everyone and everything to make her mine.”
The couple chose the tropical beauty of Maldives to host their pre-wedding festivities as well as their white wedding, while their Hindu wedding was held amidst the lush spaces of Amanzi Resort, Lonavala. Since a destination wedding was on the cards, the couple chose their wedding squad with care. To make sure that not a moment of the revelry was missed, they roped in Sam & Ekta, who captured a plethora of emotions with every shot. From the cheerful haldi ceremony to the extremely romantic vow exchange ceremony by the beach, team Sam & Ekta used their expertise to the fullest in order to give the happy couple a treasure trove of memories to look back on.
Gushing about their experience with the photography team, the couple shares, “Best. Guys. Ever! They fit right in, became part of the friends and our family, and created magic for us to remember for a lifetime. My unmarried friends can’t wait to get married and they wish to hire only them while my married friends want to marry all over again just to hire them!! :)”
For their Hindu wedding, the couple chose WeddingSutra Favorite – Vivaah Wedding Decor Stylist who with meticulous attention to detail gave life to the duo’s vision. And, to make sure that everyone took the dance floor by storm as they celebrated the union, DJ AJ took charge of the music and played popular numbers.
Priyaank flaunts his best moves as he basks under the sunshine.
Put your hands up for love!
What’s a beach party without a dip in the ocean?
Diving right into the lavender-hued sunset.
Shaza and Priyaank are all smiles as eager loved ones get their turmeric mixture ready!
Priyaank’s dashing and boisterous entry leaves everyone awestruck.
Shaza makes heads turn as she walks down the aisle accompanied by her dad.
The bride and groom seal the deal with a kiss and a smile in this beautiful shot captured by Sam & Ekta.
This exuberant proclamation of love can probably be heard across the ocean!
Sand flirting with their toes, this couple is the epitome of romance as they waltz on the beach.
The duo steals a few moments to revel in their love before the festivities begin.
Priyaank can’t believe his luck as he sets his eyes on the radiant Shaza!
Flanked by her gal pals, Shaza is a vision in her delicate lavender lehenga against the greenery of Amanzi Resort, Lonavala.
The groom’s cousin, actress Shraddha Kapoor was at her finest best as she twirled and led the groom squad.
Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure glows with pride as she welcomes her new daughter-in-law.
After a starry, fun-filled wedding, the newlyweds enjoy a dramatic sunset and gear up to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, together!
Advice for couples
The happy couple shares, “Intimacy is key, so make sure the bond between you remains strong even through the most stressful of situations.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Ozen Life Maadhoo, Maldives (Beach party, Haldi, White Wedding); Amanzi Resort, Lonavala (Hindu Wedding)
Wedding Planner: Cineyug Entertainment Private Limited
Decor: Kurahaa Rappe (Beach party, Haldi, White Wedding), Vivaah Wedding Decor Stylist (Hindu Wedding)
Groom’s Outfits: Crestelli (White Wedding), Padmasitaa Handcrafted Vintage (Hindu Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Ushma Vaidya (Beach Party), Rutu Neeva (White Wedding), Kresha Bajaj (Hindu Wedding)
Jewellery: Jet Gems Fine Jewellery (Hindu Wedding), Anmol Jewellers (Groom Hindu Wedding)
Makeup: Shraddha Naik (White Wedding, Hindu Wedding)
Hairstyling: Nikita Menon (White Wedding, Hindu Wedding)
Mehndi: Asma Sayed
DJ: DJ AJ
Wedding Invitations: Rage Media
Photography: Sam & Ekta