Shriali and Lakshay, Jaipur
This royal bride got her real princess moment with a traditional Palki vidaai.
A story no less than a Bollywood movie, Shriali & Lakshay’s love got a worthy celebration to cherish for a lifetime. From exquisite wedding couture to splendorous décor all framed against the glory of their palatial venue, their festivities, planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – Evolve Weddings, were royal wedding goals.
How They Met
The couple first crossed paths in 2012 in London through some mutual friends. Even though they stayed in touch, it didn’t spark anything till 7 years later when he sought her out on social media out of the blue. Despite having not spoken much in years, Shriali took a real leap of faith and decided to meet him two weeks after they started conversing and it turned out to be the best decision of her life.
A little while into the relationship, the couple knew they were in it for the long haul. However, Lakshay wanted to sweep Shriali off her feet, and popped the question with a ring hidden in her dessert while they dined at her favorite restaurant. Now that’s a proposal that’s impossible to turn down!
The couple envisioned a royal, palatial wedding, and the grandeur they dreamed of was brought to fruition by Evolve Weddings. Guests were invited to witness this royal wedding with beautifully crafted invitations by WeddingSutra Favourite – Izhaar by Core Designs. The bride was given a sleek, glam look for her Sagan by Samaira Sandhu, while Shruti and Yashaswini gave her flawless looks for all other functions. On the photography front, The Wedding Story captured their special day to perfection.
A glamorous Sagan function hosted at the A Dot in Gurgaon kicked off the wedding celebrations officially. The cocktail event comprised of stunning décor, professional performers and show-stopping fashion.
After the arrival of the guests at Fairmont, a fun, tropical themed mehndi kicked off the festivities. Hosted by the poolside, the vibrant décor saw lush elements, flowers, pineapples, flamingoes and more. Guests were welcomed to the beats of dholwale, carts of colorful wedding favors like jooties, pouches and brooches, rousing entertainment, delectable food and so much more.
The glitzy Sangeet redefined decadence with grand décor and spectacular revelries. Red roses ruled the extravagant décor of chandeliers, rich jewel tones and elusive lighting, setting a magical mood for the night of fabulous performances. The bride’s exquisite Falguni and Shane Peacock lehenga and the groom’s heavily embroidered black and gold Rohit Bal ensemble both included red roses that tied in with the décor.
The Haldi function saw a refreshing décor of marigolds that softly enhanced the royal courtyard for a minimal yet royal feel. The bride and groom looked radiant in sunny hues of yellow as their friends and families smeared them with haldi paste.
Hosted at the grand City Palace, Jaipur, the wedding had luxurious décor and warm lighting that enhanced the decadence of the royal palace with hues of gold and red. The bride channeled her inner queen in a show-stopping red lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani while the groom stunned in a cream and gold sherwani by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. in keeping with the theme, the groom’s family welcomed the bride after her vidaai with a traditional royal Palki ride as she bid adieu to her family with regal splendor.
The festivities came to an end with a magical winter wonderland themed after-party. The sparkly revelries saw a whole lot of dancing, a decadent cake, and a champagne tower. The groom looked dapper in a Gaurav Gupta tuxedo while the bride shimmered in an embellished saree by Rimple & Harpreet Narula.
Advice for couples
“Even if you may think that there is ample time, the truth is, there never really is enough time to plan everything. Try to prioritize and focus on what’s important to you and don’t stress too much on the small details, because in the end, they won’t matter that much.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: City Palace Jaipur (Wedding), The Fairmont Jaipur (Mehndi, Sangeet, Haldi, After party), A Dot (Sagan)
Wedding Planner: Evolve Weddings
Groom’s Outfits: Amit Aggarwal (Sagan), Laxmishriali (Mehndi), Rohit Bal (Sangeet), Line By Shamim Khan (Haldi), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding), Gaurav Gupta (Afterparty)
Bride’s Outfits: Amit Aggarwal (Sagan), Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika (Mehndi), Falguni and Shane Peacock (Sangeet), Laxmishriali (Haldi), Tarun Tahiliani (Wedding), Rimple & Harpreet Narula (After party)
Makeup: Samaira Sandhu (Sagan), Shruti and Yashaswini (Mehndi, Sangeet, Haldi, Wedding, After party)
Invites: Izhaar by Core Designs
Photography and Videography: The Wedding Story