Upasana and Akshansh, Delhi
Upasana and Akshansh's celebrations in Delhi were a wonderfully understated take on the traditional Punjabi wedding.
Upasana prayed for a soul mate, and destiny put Akshansh in her path. From friendship to romance, their love story culminated in a beautiful wedding in Delhi. Here, we share all that went into planning the classy celebrations and details including wedding invites designed by WeddingSutra Favorite Turmeric Ink.
How we met
Upasana works in advertising and Akshansh works in IT and education. When they met via common friends, they clicked instantly and their relationship just felt right. Over many dates and dinners, they decided they were perfect for each other.
Upasana was going on holiday to South Africa when Akshansh asked her to come over, the day before. She says, “To my surprise, it was the proposal day! With the blessings of our families, he asked me to marry him and I said ‘YES’!”
The couple hosted a glamorous engagement at Satvik by Chhabra Farms. With a décor palette of warm earth tones, brought to life with glowing lights, the evening was spellbinding and fitting for a beautiful bride-to-be in her bright red Anita Dongre lehenga, complete with heavy embroidery.
The couple hosted their cocktail party at The Umrao. Fairytale décor replete with floral elements created a warm, festive atmosphere at the venue. The couple wanted their party to be a little different so there were dance performances at this event.
The bride held the mehndi at her own house. The décor was inspired by florals and played with color and design. An abundance of marigolds, warm lights and quirky decor elements turned her home into a wonderful party space. The bride looked ethereal in a vibrant green lehenga that resonated with the floral theme and she accessorized with statement jewellery.
Harking back to their Punjabi roots, the couple decided to have only close family at their very Punjabi, elegant wedding. The décor was simple, in a palette of blush with an occasional pop of red. The bride wore a pastel toned lehenga by Anamika Khanna which she accessorized with gold jewellery. Her makeup artist was instructed to make sure her look was subtle and chic, with an emphasis on the eyes.
Akshansh looked like an erstwhile maharaja in a sherwani and a ‘safa’ (turban) which beautifully contrasted with the bride’s lehenga. For her bidaai later, the bride wore a Varun Bahl anarkali in pastel hues.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Satvik by Chhabra Farms (Engagement), The Umrao (Cocktail Party)
Outfit: Anita Dongre (Engagement), Varun Bahl (Mehndi and Bidaai), Anamika Khanna (Wedding)
Makeup Artist: Be Yourself Makeovers by Taniya Kaur
Henna Artist: Raju Mehndiwala
Wedding Invitations: Turmeric Ink
Photographer: Bhawjeet Sawhney Photography