Vibhuti and Adhirath, The Grand New Delhi
This bride brilliantly pulled off a unique ‘WhatsApp Message Mob’ to surprise the groom with a wedding proposal.
Vibhuti and Adhirath’s #AdhBhut love story is nothing short of a Bollywood movie where two college friends oblivious to their feelings go on a college trip and soon realize they are head over heels in love with each other. The couple recently tied the knot in an intimate yet soulful wedding in Delhi, where they kickstarted their wedding celebrations with a Sangeet function held at the beautiful property of Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka.
How They Met
Vibhuti recalls beautiful memories from her university days, and shares, “We were studying in the same business school and were often questioned by our friends if something was brewing between us. We brushed aside all the baseless assumptions and continued to stay friends until we traveled to Italy for our exchange semester. During our trip to Nice, France, we realized that our feelings for each other were true all along.”
The blushing bride shares, “A year later, after we started dating, Adhirath recreated the magic from our trip to Eze on a rooftop and asked me to marry him, under the starry sky. On that day, we made a promise to live our lives by the compass and not by the clock and decided to visit a new place every year.” Adhirath adds, “The following year we made a trip to Bali, and Vibhuti created a ‘WhatsApp Mob’ where 200 people messaged me at the same time which read, ‘Will you marry me?’. I was surprised at the sweet gesture and turned around to see her sitting down on one knee with a ring in her hand.”
“We had booked The Grand New Delhi for the wedding that made for a great outdoor venue for our sunny winter function. Its expansive space accommodated all of my side of the pre-wedding functions such as the Mehndi and the Musical night. Adhirath and his family booked Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka, to host their side of the Mehndi and a joint Sangeet. They are known for their massive, inviting ballroom and great hospitality”, shares the bride.
Vibhuti shares, “We always wanted to host a simple yet thoughtful wedding without going over the top, one that had a feel-good vibe to it. The winter wedding allowed the guests to soak in the sun while sipping on glasses of Bellini. Our close ones played a huge part in making our wedding memorable. We skipped hiring a planner and resorted to excel sheets, making conference calls, and after multiple disagreements and concurrence, we pulled off the wedding of our dreams. Our tastefully designed wedding invites, which were inspired by our travels, were created by my best friend, Tanvi Ghaisas. To make it extra special, we also added a little note narrating our love story. The card went in a box packed with our favorite snacks from our childhood – Kali Khatti Kishmish, Rose Dusted Almonds, Iranian Pistas, and Sun-Dried Mangoes.”
The couple commenced the wedding festivities with a grand sangeet hosted at Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka, covered in soft lights, adding a romantic touch. The endless night was packed with beautiful dance performances by every guest present. Vibhuti dazzled the night away in a stunning sage green lehenga from Asiana Couture that reflected an understated charm.
The sunny bridal mehndi held at the outdoor space of The Grand New Delhi was a spirited function decorated with strings of flowers and bright yellow drapes. However, the highlight of the gathering was the beautiful 1200 bangles made by the bride’s mother which were gifted as Mehndi favors for all the ladies in the house. Vibhuti sparkled in a glittering pink and beige Abhinav Mishra lehenga with intricate mirror work for the ceremony.
The garden-themed wedding ceremony began with the bridal entry where her father sang a beautiful melody as Vibhuti walked down the aisle. Post the pheras, the guests took the opportunity to drink and dance and enjoy some lip-smacking delights, while the Gymkhana Club’s retro singer graced the occasion with the famous song ‘Oldies but the goldies’. All eyes were on the bride who wore a champagne-colored Sabyasachi lehenga with sequined work. The groom looked equally handsome in a matching Manish Malhotra sherwani.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Grand New Delhi (Bridal Mehndi, Wedding), Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka (Groom’s Mehndi, Sangeet)
Groom’s Outfit: Manish Malhotra
Bride’s Outfits: Asiana Couture, New Delhi (Sangeet); Abhinav Mishra (Mehndi); Sabyasachi (Wedding)
Makeup: Jasmeet Kapany
Invitations: Tanvi Ghaisas
Photography: Film My Story