Vishesha and Venkat, Anantapur
From a pastel mehndi and an auspicious Muhurtham studded with flowers to an Enchanted Garden Sangeet with a disco twist, this wedding was full of surprises.
An arranged match that turned into love at first sight, Vishesha and Venkat’s stellar wedding was as beautiful as their story of love, planned to perfection by WeddingSutra Favorite – Taarini Weddings. Every moment of the stellar festivities was captured in breathtaking beauty by the award-winning team of WeddingSutra Favorite – House on the Clouds.
How They Met
Everyone has their perfect match somewhere in the universe. All you have to do is find them, or so they say. A Software Engineer based in Seattle, Dharma Venkat Ram Somisetty (Venkat Ram) and Anantapur-based Vishesha Talanki, Director of her family’s timber business could never have imagined finding theirs half a world away. Even though they met in an arranged marriage set up the old-fashioned way, ‘love at first sight’ is what worked for them from the moment they set eyes on each other. Conversations came easy to them and before long they knew they had found their perfect partner in each other, and they couldn’t be more thankful.
The couple hosted a variety of ceremonies spread across their homes and a few venues in their home city of Anantapur. To bring their vision to life, they turned to Taarini Weddings. Looking back upon the experience, they share, “Taarini weddings has a team of creative and active designers who have great ideas and are good at designing each and every element uniquely. They were the decorators and also the event managers of the wedding. They made sure the event flow was smooth and everything went as per the schedule. The Mehndi event decor was a big hit and the guests were in awe as soon as they entered the hall. It was an interesting blend of various elements in soft pastels and made sure that everything came out elegantly together.”
Their special moments were immortalized by the award-winning team of House on the Clouds. “I would say that House on the Clouds is the finest photography team you could want on your big day. The team is very patient and is always there covering each and every detail of your wedding. They give you different posing suggestions, adjust any offs and make sure your pictures come out perfect. They did a great job in editing and post-production of the pictures and at the same time didn’t overdo it.”
The festivities kicked off with a traditional Pellikuthuru or Haldi ceremony hosted at the bride’s family home. Flowing drapes and flowers in citrus hues set a sunny, vibrant ambience for the occasion. The highlight however was the backdrop wall which was crafted entirely out of marigolds and flanked by banana leaves. These added to the stunning look for the glowing bride-to-be during the rituals. Vishesha sported a modern saree in a refreshing lemon yellow with a trendy puff-sleeved blouse.
Stepping away from the usual, the Mehndi function was designed with the dreamy decor in soft pastels, brimming with spring flowers. Shades of light blue, pink and white ruled the decor, with plush mixed seating, delicately printed backdrops and furnishings. An eye-catching stage was set with tons of flower arrangements that included hydrangeas, baby’s breath and more. The groom kept it elegant in a white and gold sherwani while the bride wore a pretty lemon and mint-green lehenga.
The enchanted garden Sangeet boasted of bling with dazzling chandeliers and disco balls to ramp up the evening! Gold metallic structures made for an interesting contrast with floral decor and LED screens that set a magical environment for a night of dancing and music. The couple opted for shimmering yet subtle-hued ensembles for the occasion.
Themed around the shades white and red, the wedding was a beautiful blend of tradition and grandeur. Flowers like roses, lotus buds and lots of mogras were used to imbibe a sense of custom, decking the entire venue. Dramatic floral chandeliers, hangings and canopies cast a magical air on the entire proceedings. The couple wore traditional ensembles of saree and dhoti respectively that were expertly crafted especially for them. The ceremony was wrought with emotions and warm family moments as the couple tied the knot surrounded by their loved ones.
Advice for couples
“It’s best to book vendors as soon as you set the wedding date. Make sure that you put your ideas and concepts exactly as you envision it. Communicate clearly about your preferences, highlights of the wedding with photographers and other vendors in advance. Understanding the scope of work of different vendors is crucial and making sure that no gaps are left in that. Closing all vendors and decor styles with the themes at the earliest gives you more time and peace of mind closer to the wedding.”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: VVR Convention Hall, Anantapur (Mehndi, Sangeet); Sree7, Ananatpur (Wedding)
Wedding Decor and Planning: Taarini Weddings
Groom’s Outfits: Panchwati Silks (Mehndi), Manish Malhotra (Sangeet)
Bride’s Outfits: Anyra (Mehndi), Mishru Boutique (Sangeet)
Makeup: Zing, Siro Makeup Studio
Invites: Perfect Invites
Catering: Heera Caterers
Choreography: Aata Sandeep
Photography and Videography: House on The Clouds