Shivangi and Shalin, Udaipur
This bride made jaws drop in her bright fuchsia and gold embroidered lehenga which she accessorized with heavy gold and emerald jewelry.
Shivangi Aggarwal and Shalin Doshi first got acquainted at the workplace where after a stint as colleagues they soon found common ground which spurred them to start a relationship. Vibrant, colorful, and brimming with joy, their nuptials were photographed by WeddingSutra Favorite – AbhiSakshi Photography who captured a plethora of emotions in every frame and gave the couple a treasure trove of memories to take back home.
How They Met
Shivangi shares, “We crossed paths about four years ago while working at the same office. As colleagues, we used to hang out at post-office parties and after a few months, we started dating. We don’t quite know who asked whom out first, so the jury is still out on that! After dating for a long while, both of us mutually agreed to take the next step forward and informed our families about our marriage plans.”
When it came to planning the wedding, the bride and groom decided to take charge of the reins and plan the wedding themselves. On the photography front, they relied on AbhiSakshi Photography who in turn, used their creativity and skill to take stunning shots. Describing their experience with the photography team, the bride shares, “Our experience with AbhiSakshi Photography has been amazing. They are extremely talented and professional photographers who made us feel totally at ease during the shoots. Their final output is absolutely stunning and was appreciated by everyone! They carefully considered our every feedback, and in the end gave us a treasure trove of memories. We would happily work with them again and recommend them highly!”
“Punctuated by 18 dance performances that included our family and friends, the Sangeet decor consisted of lots of pretty lights and candles. The showstoppers however, were our loved ones who executed some thrilling performances! Both Shalin and I also took to the stage for a dance performance which culminated with a ring exchange that had our friends holding up cold pyros around us.” shares Shivangi.
“Hosted at the poolside, the haldi was replete with interactive activities. Kalbeliya dancers entertained everyone while bangle-making and nail art counters had the ladies lining up. Both of us wore matching outfits that synced with the yellow and floral theme. However, the relaxed family event turned into a boisterous pool party as the groom was tossed into the water!” shares the bride.
Wedding and Reception
“The wedding was an unforgettable day as we exchanged Varmalas surrounded by our friends holding cold pyros. The mandap which was set up besides the pool also looked stunning as it reflected our silhouettes in the calm water. Following the wedding, a reception with a floral theme was hosted where the guests enjoyed soft live music and a gala dinner as they mingled with the other guests in the fountain garden decorated with rose petals.” shares Shivangi.
Advice for Couples
The happy bride advises, “As the quote goes ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’. Planning a wedding can be a long and tiring process where everyone pitches in their creative input. But one has to be careful to keep the feedback circle concentrated within a few people only. Friends and family members will always be willing to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them to delegate on-ground tasks.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: jüSTa Rajputana Resort and Convention Centre
Décor and Event Management: Purple Bling
Groom’s Outfits: Vagads (Sangeet), Pandav Ethnic Studio (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Kalki Fashion (Sangeet), Ghunghat (Wedding)
Jewelry: Kalki Fashion (Wedding)
Makeup: Shilpa’s Styling Strokes
Choreography: Vidhi Bhatia
Wedding Invitations: Inked Heart
Photography: AbhiSakshi Photography