Shruti Narasimha and Kartik Mundaragi, Miraya Greens, Bangalore
The elegant, minimalist ethos of this intimate Bangalore wedding is sure to inspire you!
Shruti Narasimha and Kartik Mundaragi’s traditional Kannadiga wedding was crafted to perfection by WeddingSutra Favorite – Poonam Mayank Sharma. Curated with minimal yet creative decor ideas and joyous family festivities, this tranquil celebration of love is sure to warm your hearts.
How they met
Engineers by profession, Shruti and Kartik crossed paths while studying at the Netherlands’ Eindhoven University of Technology. An event organizer for a Diwali function, Shruti instantly clicked with Kartik, who was photographing the occasion. However, it was only when they reconnected on Facebook a few months later on New Year’s Day that they really hit it off, and were inseparable from that day forwards. After 6 years of love, laughter, and everything in between, the two decided to take their relationship to the next level and tie the knot.
The couple celebrated their Kannadiga wedding at Bangalore’s Miraya Greens with a modern twist, incorporating festive soirees such as mehndi and sangeet alongside their traditional rituals of Var Pooja and Muhurtham. The team of Poonam Mayank Sharma was entrusted with the planning, design, and execution of the festivities, for which they orchestrated unique themes and stunning decor concepts.
The festivities kicked off with a mystical Arabian-nights themed Mehndi soiree brimming with vibrant decor and lively family moments. Ornate gold walls and prints came together with shimmering drapes, colorful hangings, and plush diwans to create a magical ambiance bathed in the warm glow of fairy lights. A canopy of traditional umbrellas hung overhead as the bride got her arms painted with henna, surrounded by her loved ones.
The next morning began with the traditional Kannadiga ceremony of Var Pooja. The minimal decor of white and pink added a soft pop of color to the lush green venue, setting a tranquil ambiance for the ritual. The bride and groom wore two co-ordinate ensembles for the occasion.
As the evening progressed, the festivities were dialed up a notch with a glitzy outdoor Sangeet soiree. Imagined with a shimmering canopy of disco balls, tinsel, and orchids over a chevron print dance floor, tons of lounge lights, and riveting music, the occasion was filled with enjoyment. Solo performances by the bride, groom, and some of their friends and family had everyone cheering, while the group dance performances got everyone on their feet and dancing into the night. The bride wore a scintillating silver lehenga for the evening, while the groom kept it classy with a tuxedo.
Imbibed with the essence of their heritage, Shruti and Kartik’s Muhurtham saw a beautiful blend of traditions and aesthetics. Bright umbrellas, ornate brass pots, flowers, and rich drapes elevated the natural beauty of the lawns, while the gilded mandap recreated temple architecture for a stunning effect. Dressed in their traditional wedding attire, the couple looked like a portrait of happiness as they wed in the morning ceremony.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Miraya Greens, Bangalore
Wedding planner: Poonam Mayank Sharma
Floral Decor: Flowers by Design
Groom’s Outfits: RAMP by Bharat Ramdas (Mehndi, Muhurtham), Raymonds (Sangeet), Manyavar (Var Pooja)
Bride’s Outfits: Kalki Fashion (Mehndi), Seema Gujral (Sangeet), A S Babu Sah (Var Pooja), Prakash Silks and Sarees (Muhurtham)
Jewelry: C Krishnaiah Chetty (Muhurtham), Mortantra, Attrangi
Makeup: Makeover by Lakshmi Shetty
DJ: DJ Chinni
Emcee: MC Gokul
Photography and Videography: Vivek Krishnan Photography