Sukhmani and Kirath, Fairmont Jaipur
Kirath and Sukhmani ensured their Jaipur wedding was a joyful affair with folksy touches and fabulous decor.
The elegant Jaipur wedding of a Hyderabadi boy and a Delhi girl was brought to life by the WeddingSutra Favorites – Baraati Inc, who planned, managed and designed the entire nuptial ceremonies, while Fiestro Events lit up the venues with their charming and quirky decor.Here, the couple share some highlights of their romance and wedding celebrations captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – DotDusk Studios.
How They Met
It started in March 2019 when Sukhmani was over at Hyderabad from the US for a friend’s wedding. That’s when she first met Kirath who lived in Hyderabad. For him, it was love at first sight, and they both kept the conversation flowing. Over a lot of food, and cappuccinos, they realized something had deepened between them. Sukhmani flew back to the US after the wedding. She shares, “People are always critical of long-distance relations, but when you meet the person you’re meant to spend your life with, no distance is too far.” Kirath chimes in, “It was an adventure from the moment we met! Sukhmani is a tech consultant and I am an international level skater so we are different in some ways, and so alike in others.” Somewhere between these adorable encounters, romantic moments, and a surprise date at Taj Falaknuma Palace, they found their fairytale. She was no damsel in distress, and he was no knight in shining armor. They were just two beautiful souls, two missing pieces from a puzzle, who found each other.
The bride and groom wanted their functions to be very intimate by adding a touch of their personages to all their ceremonies. The team at Baraati Inc made the larger than life concepts a reality with laudable attention to detail. The bride wanted a fairytale wedding where everything that she touched upon was brought to life. She had the best of decorations, grand outfits and a folkloric vidaai like a princess. Talking about her idea behind the concept, she explained, “My parents have always treated me like a princess. Their generous love that I have received for so many years made me want to display through my wedding.” The groom too was very supportive of the idea and added his touch to the concept by bringing quirky elements of the places he had visited, creating a beautiful wedding that’ll be remembered by everyone. All the functions were prepared, keeping in mind the adults; the planners made sure the kids too had their slice of fun at the wedding. They curated exclusive gift hampers for the kids, comprising of customised pink and blue bags full of colouring books, playdoh, chocolates, sippers, toys and a lot of fun items. They also organised movie screenings in the kids’ zone that played Home Alone, Finding Nemo and Lion King.
The couple decided on having a destination wedding and picked the pink city for its old-world charm and majestic architecture. All the functions were hosted at the beautiful Fairmont Jaipur, famous for its impressive design and decor, inspired by the Mughal era.
The celebrations began with a grand welcome of Kirath’s family by Sukhmani’s loved ones at the venue with regional tappe boliyan artists introducing members from both sides of the family. The groom’s squad wore quirky, customized t-shirts explaining their relationship with the groom. Later that day, the couple had a combined Haldi ceremony with turmeric and yellow flower petals. The venue was beautifully lit up by Fiestro Events. They matched the decor with the bride’s bright, yellow lehenga from La Robe by Shubhika.
The couple hosted an Aloha themed party for youngsters in the evening, in remembrance of all the Aloha parties the bride attended in the US during her university days. The bride owned the night in a floral gown with sequins by Monisha Jaising.
Baraati Inc designed a Grecian themed pool-side mehndi for the couple. The team kept in mind the groom’s love for Greece and added blue drapes and pottery which paired well with the bride’s love for all things fairytale – and this meant tons of pink with frills, hearts, and flamingoes as decor elements. They all started with fun pool-side games such as gigantic jengas and tic-tac-toes, and soon everyone was splashing in the pool. The guests too followed the dress code and wore shades of pink. All eyes were on Sukhamani’s whimsical outfit by Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika that matched her customized, off-beat heels with bright colours, and had #KiKieInLove printed on them.
The evening, marked by bubbles and bow-ties, started with a lot of pomp and show. Kirath entered on the famous track ‘Singh is King’ with 12 groomsmen in color-coordinated outfits dancing in front of him. Sukhmani, on the other hand, made a grand entry with the famous artist, Mickey Singh, who was flown down from the U.S. especially for this. They both entered together with the artist singing the hit ‘Rani Mehlan Di.’ The ring ceremony commenced with a twelve tier chandelier cake that the duo cut with a sword, followed by an introductory, IIFA level dance performances by family members, with props and background dancers, choreographed by Surjeet Sir Ji. The performances hit a new high with DJ Ice’s tracks, and Mickey Singh and Bally Sagoo’s live performances. The highlight of the evening was a rotating ice-sculpture shaped like a ring, beautifully crafted by Imagine Ice. They also had a betel leaf seller dressed up as Amir Khan from the movie ‘PK.’ Sukhmani glided in a red, tiered Michael Cinco gown with dramatic frills and a detachable trail, inspired by love and roses, making her look nothing less than a princess. To top it up, the designer himself made a special mention of the beautiful bride with a beautiful message on Instagram.
Their morning started early with a ‘chooda’ ceremony and a baraat procession for which all male members wore color-coordinated Nehru jackets and turbans that made us fall in love with the pictures. The Anand Karaj ritual was held at a gurudwara followed by the bridal farewell in a traditional palanquin, and it was an emotional moment when guests threw petals at the bride. Sukhmani wore a champagne color Rimple and Harpreet Narula lehenga which contrasted beautifully with her massive gourd green polki set.
The grand finale of the three-day festivities concluded with a Sufi Night by Harshdeep Kaur who sang a beautiful repertoire of spiritual, poetic songs. The bride’s father, a renowned jeweller, got a stunning customised blouse made out of gold, diamond studs, and polkis for his darling daughter, which she teamed it with a skirt by Rimple and Harpreet Narula. The highlight of the function was the couple’s impressive entry on a reflective ramp fixed in the pool after taking special permissions from the property. There were fireworks in the background and more than a hundred stair-shot illuminations that lit up the entire venue.
Advice For Couples
“When you get married to the person you love, be expressive, be extra, because these are the times you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Hotel Fairmont Jaipur
Wedding Planner & Designer: Baraati Inc
Decor Execution: Fiestro Events
Bride’s Outfits: La Robe by Shubhika (Haldi), Aisha Rao (Bridal Mehndi), Monisha Jaising (Youngsters party), Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika (Mehndi), Michael Cinco (Cocktail), Rimple and Harpreet Narula (Anand Karaj and Sufi night), Custom blouse by Motiwala Sons (Sufi Night), Shantanu & Nikhil (Reception)
Jewellery: Motiwala & Sons
Makeup Artist: Amrit Kaur
DJ: DJ Ice
Choreography: Surjeet Sir Ji
Artists: Mickey Singh, Bally Sagoo, Harshdeep Kaur
Light & Sound: DNH Artists
Cake: The Cake Design Company
Ice Sculpture: Imagine Ice
Photography: DotDusk Studios