Shreya Sodhani and Umang Shah, The Ffort Raichak, West Bengal
Be it the poolside haldi, the traditional Bengali-style welcome or the grand fusion wedding - this couple’s union was a treat for the senses.
Singapore-based banking professionals Shreya Sodhani and Umang Shah’s wedding at Roychak a few kilometres away from Kolkata was flavoured with local Bengali culture. Planning the couple’s grand fusion wedding was WeddingSutra Favorite- Dhaaga Events who with their expertise orchestrated a memorable celebration.
Saurav Bajaj from Dhaaga Events shares, “Shreya hails from Kolkata and has spent most of her formative years in Bengal. She and her parents wanted to pay an ode to the city that has given them so much and hence they requested us to welcome the guests in a Bengali style. A dhaaki and dhunuchi dance that is native to Bengal was performed with grandeur as the guests entered the resort.”
The sangeet was an evening brimming with glamour as a colossal stage dominated the venue and twinkling lights lit up the night. Sequins and gold chevron patterns on a black backdrop stayed true to the ‘Great Gatsby’ theme while the DJ had everyone grooving.
The haldi was a poolside event swathed in shades of blue and yellow. Basking under the glimmering sun, the couple sat in brass urlis as their friends slathered them with turmeric and showered them with flower petals. Later on, everyone dived into the pool to cool off!
For the fusion Marwari and Gujarati wedding, nothing was left to chance as the planning team gave grandeur a serious leg-up. Saurav shares, “The varamla ceremony was the highlight of the evening. A team of Ganga Arti pandits were flown in from Banaras’ Assi Ghat for the seven-sequence varmala that featured different acts. Plus, the shloka chants during the couple blessing ceremony induced goosebumps.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The Ffort Raichak, West Bengal
Wedding Planner: Dhaaga Events
Décor: Future Flora
Entertainment: Shaandar Band (Sangeet)
DJ: DJ Vishal, DJ Anand Soni, DJ Sunny Singh
Photography: Saket Jhunjhunwala Photography