Udai and Claudya, Singapore
Unfazed by the pandemic, this couple redesigned their dream wedding for an intimate celebration that exuded grandeur.
They say when the time is right; nothing in the world can stop two soul mates from uniting! Despite the pandemic altering their dream of a big fat Indian wedding, Udai and Claudya knew nothing could come in the way of starting their new life together. Planned and executed by WeddingSutra Favorite – I Do by Impressario, their magnificent celebrations, albeit at a smaller scale, left their guests awestruck.
Like many couples across the globe, Udai and Claudya’s wedding plans got derailed by the unforeseen pandemic. After numerous discussions and rescheduling, they decided to host an intimate home wedding with just their loved ones, while the rest of their friends witnessed their union virtually. The team of I Do by Impressario was roped in to design the festivities, and they went out of their way to make the wedding a reality with all the pomp and splendor they desired, while still following all the governmental regulations in place.
XOXO and CO décor transformed the groom’s home for the revelries, while Edmund Leong captured their moments in beautiful shots. Freyafilms created their beautiful wedding film.
Hosted at the groom’s house, the Solemnization saw a minimalistic, yet elegant color palette of gold and crimson, with rich arrangements of roses all around. The groom rocked a classic black sherwani while the bride wore a simple, yet stunning blue and gold gown. The ceremony was streamed live for the couple’s friends and family who could not attend.
The sunny, cheerful haldi was hosted outdoors in the groom’s residence. Bright blooms like marigolds in citrus hues added a joyful glory to the lush green garden backdrop, as the groom sat for the haldi customs.
For the bride, the Indian rituals of mehendi and godh bharai held new and immense enjoyment as she got her hands painted with intricate designs, and was showered with gifts by the groom’s mother as she welcomed her into their family. Blooms and drapes in soft hues of lemon and peach lent a delicate charm to the proceedings.
Vibrant, yet quaint décor of lemon and peach hued blooms and drapes once again adorned the groom’s home garden. The mandap was decked with strings of marigolds, as well as a beautiful installation of Lord Ganesha. The groom looked radiant in a blush and gold sherwani while the bride mesmerized everyone in a rich maroon velvet lehenga with gold work, teamed with exquisite polki jewelry. The blissful nuptials were live-streamed.
The festivities were followed by a formal reception dinner a few days later at the Punjabi Grill Restaurant at Marina Bay Sands. With minimal décor, the elegant function saw about 50 guests for a night of scrumptious food and celebration. Since the intimate wedding at home saw a limited guest list, the newly married couple decked themselves up in their wedding attire fit for royals to once again evoke the magic of their wedding revelries amidst a slightly bigger crowd of loved ones. Nothing could hamper their excitement of celebrating the final event that marked the start of their blessed journey together as man and wife.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Punjabi Grill Restaurant, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (Reception)
Wedding Planner: I Do by Impressario
Décor: XOXO and CO
Floral décor: Ben Dasuki
Makeup: Suzana Salleh
Mehndi Artist: Nausheen Madakia
Hairstylist: Andrea Razali
Photography: Edmund Leong