Tejaswi and Suket, Mumbai
Dressed in a regal purple zari embroidered lehenga, this bride fused the best of comfort and style at her Mehndi event.
Childhood sweethearts, Tejaswi Ajmera, and Suket Shah’s love story finally found its happy ending after years of courting each other, in a blissful ceremony where they basked in the love of their family and friends. Photographed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Fourfold Pictures who used their superior skills to beautifully capture every emotion, this wedding, with its joyful and playful moments was a treat for the eyes.
How They Met
Tejaswi recalls, “Suket and I first met when I was in the fifth grade and he’d just moved next door. The window to my bedroom used to face the window of his hall, so I had a clear view of him while he danced to music and gorged on junk food! Since we were neighbors, I asked him if he would play with us. From then on, he would keep annoying me till I got frustrated and ran away. Then one day, a friend suggested that Suket liked me. Shocked, I was in complete denial.
But, eventually, Suket and I started interacting with each other frequently as he’d wait hours to talk to me and sneak his phone into school to call me up! Finally, on my fourteenth birthday, he asked me to be his girlfriend and I said ‘yes!’ We had our first date but as we were coming back, my mom spotted us and I was grounded. But, we still kept staring at each other from our windows. But as fate would have it, distance came between us as he moved to pursue an exchange program for one and a half years. During those years we struggled to stay together. Later, when he came back to India, I left for America to pursue my master’s degree. Soon, the miles did cause a wedge between us and we broke up. We’d lost touch as I pursued my course abroad but deep down, I still loved him!
So once I came back to India, I contacted him knowing that he wasn’t dating anyone else but he turned me down. Meanwhile, my parents had begun scouting prospective grooms for me. Obviously, I rejected all of them with Suket still on my mind.
Finally, he approached me and confessed that since the age of twelve he’d known we were meant to be together. It was the happiest moment of my life! From there on, there was just no looking back.”
Knowing how essential it is to have a talented photographer on board to capture the wedding, the couple roped in Fourfold Pictures who with their unbridled creativity ensured that they got a treasure trove of memories to take back home. The happy bride gushes, “I’m beyond grateful that Fourfold Pictures could be a part of my wedding. They were very accommodating and understood our vision with complete clarity from day one itself. Even our families were thrilled with the results! Their work is absolutely incredible and I cannot imagine anyone better to capture one of the biggest moments of my life.”
Breezy and hosted under the Mumbai sun, the couple’s cocktail featured a floral bohemian decor theme peppered with pink blooms, feathery dreamcatchers, and pampas grass. As the couple cut a two-tiered cake with their customized monogram on top, they looked radiant with the coastline in the backdrop.
High on glitz and glamour, the Sangeet event unleashed everyone’s boisterous side as they took the dance floor by storm. However, the highlight of the event was the bride’s entry which was heralded by sparklers held up by her loved ones. Following a romantic performance where Tejaswi shook a leg with Suket, everyone descended on the dance floor where they danced till the wee hours of the morning with the to-be-weds.
Elegant and decidedly feminine, the mehndi event featured shades of lavender and pink. Seated against a backdrop crafted out of palm leaves and delicate pink bloom, the bride looked regal in her purple and silver zari embroidered lehenga. Accentuated by cane vases and fairy lights that swayed gracefully from the trees, this event was dreamy and romantic.
Replete with friendly shenanigans where all their loved ones playfully smeared the bride and groom with turmeric, the haldi witnessed everyone at their boisterous best. From showering the couple with a cascade of petals to welcoming the couple with color bombs, the haldi was full of joy and memorable moments.
With a mandap brimming with blooms, the couple’s wedding was a feast for the eyes with its perfect mix of traditional and contemporary elements. The mandap was the centre of attention as it was elegantly decorated with overflowing marigold garlands that were suspended from the top and supported by floral pillars where the couple tied the knot amidst a shower of rose petals.
Needless to say, taking a break from tradition, the newlyweds eschewed the bidaai, since the bride was just moving in next door!
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Bay View, Mumbai
Bride’s Outfits: Gauri & Nainika (Cocktail), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Sangeet), Gopi Vaid (Mehndi), Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika (Haldi), Rimple and Harpreet Narula (Wedding)
Makeup: Rhea Nagpal (Mehndi, Haldi), Varsha Gidwani (Wedding)
Hairstyling: Anisha Nagpal (Haldi, Mehndi, Wedding)
Photography: Fourfold Pictures