Tripti and Anirudh, Bangalore
With a stunning bridal canopy of cascading marigolds, this unusual yellow and purple Haldi décor is inspiration galore!
From a whirlwind romance to a happily ever after, Tripti and Anirudh celebrated their exciting journey of love with a colossal wedding of a 1000 guests at Taj Yeshwantpur. The traditional Mangalorean festivities were planned and executed to perfection by WeddingSutra Favorite – Wedlock Weddings by Vima, while every moment was immortalised in flawless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Nikhil Shastri.
How they met
The bride shares, “Ours was a typical arranged marriage. Anirudh was born and raised in Bangalore and is working in Bermuda, while I grew up in Dubai. My mom’s friend got talking to his mother about us. Neither of us was initially too excited about the proposition of getting matched up. However, we decided to exchange contact details and try talking, and surprisingly, we clicked instantly. We decided in two weeks that we wanted to be with each other without even meeting but when we met, we realised it was the best decision ever!
For the three day wedding extravaganza of a 1000 people, the beautiful property of Taj Yeshwantpur, Bangalore was chosen. Each function was brought to life with distinct themes that painted an inimitable picture against the natural beauty of the venue. The magnificent festivities were planned and executed to perfection by the talented team of Wedlock Wedding by Vima. Working in tandem with the client’s vision, they conjured magical concepts and impeccable arrangements for every function. The revelries were immortalised in gorgeous photos by Nikhil Shastri, and in video films by The Photo Diary by Monisha. The gorgeous couple donned a host of designer as well as traditional outfits for their modern Mangalorean wedding.
The festivities kicked off with a sunny Haldi function with exuberant décor of yellow and purple. Soaked in the sunrays filtered through the leaves, the occasion looked magical. Enchanting blooms in white and yellow decked every surface, while the highlight was the bridal seating under a canopy of marigold strings. Donning a yellow saree and floral jewellery, the bride recreated the divine ‘Shakuntala’ look, seeming radiant and glowing while being smeared with turmeric paste by her family.
The Haldi was followed by the traditional Muhurtha for which she changed into a fuchsia banarasi silk saree with gold and silver zari. The event was attended by close friends and family, as tradition calls for the bride’s aunt to put toe rings on her foot.
The Sangeet and Mehendi ceremony were hosted together and saw vibrant décor, a colossal stage setup, dazzling performances and a whole lot of merriment. Fun installations of a giant, cart, sunglasses and more, made for interesting focal points and photo ops for the guests to have fun. Dressed in a bright mustard and pink Anamika Khanna lehenga teamed with uncut diamond jewellery, the bride beautifully contrasted the groom’s vivid blue ensemble.
The outdoor wedding ceremony saw a mesmerizing décor of white and red, replete with stunning flowers, props and seating, blending the tranquillity of traditions with undeniable grandeur. A plush red aisle led to the artistically crafted mandap of white and red blooms under the ancient banyan tree. Wearing a rich red and gold silk saree by Gaurang Shah and traditional temple jewellery, the bride arrived in a charming floral palki, while the groom looked classy in a blush pink sherwani.
The bride shares, “I had always dreamed of having a white wedding, but since the color white is not considered auspicious in our culture for weddings, I got my white wonderland dream in my magical reception”. Decked with decadent décor in hues of white, the evening looked ethereal drenched in the glow of blue lighting. Numerous props and elements made for fun photo ops that the couple and their guests enjoyed while creating unforgettable moments. Heartfelt speeches and toasts ruled the night, and a stunning three layered cake was cut to commemorate the occasion. The groom looked dapper in a black tuxedo, while the bride stood out in an elegant ivory cape saree by Sabyasachi.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Taj Yeshwantpur
Wedding Planner: Wedlock Weddings by Vima
Groom’s Outfits: Varoin Marwah (Sangeet), Shyma Shetty for Huemn (Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: Pratiksha Design House (Haldi), Tulsi Silks Chennai (Muhurtha), Anamika Khanna (Sangeet), Gaurang Shah (Wedding), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Reception)
Floral Jewellery: Anita Khubchandani (Haldi)
Jewellery: Gehna Jewellers (Muhurtha), PC Totuka and Sons (Sangeet), Kishandas and Co. By Sabyasachi (Sangeet), Prince Jewellery (Wedding), Aabharan (Wedding), Notandas and Sons (Reception),
Makeup: Ralph Daniels
Invites: Wraps and Boxes
Photography: Nikhil Shastri
Videography: The Photo Diary by Monisha