Vrusti and Sanket, Mumbai
Real-estate heiress Vrusti Kanakia's Mumbai wedding to Sanket Mehta included 10 days of celebrations that were high on tradition & opulence!
Their mothers, who are good friends, had a key role to play in this couple’s journey from that first phone call to the grand wedding. The 10-day celebrations saw bride Vrusti, daughter of Himanshu Kanakia of the Kanakia Group, and groom Sanket and their families hosting various events in Mumbai. WeddingSutra Favorite – VV Weddings planned the multiple lavish festivities to perfection, and all the precious moments were captured in flawless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – The Wedding Salad.
How They Met
The Mumbai-based couple was introduced to each other by their mothers. The two ladies first met each other through a mutual friend and quickly became close. Before long, they realized that they both were looking for the perfect partner for their oldest children. After an exchange of numbers, Sanket kicked off the conversation with Vrusti, and from there on, there was no looking back. Messages soon turned into hours of non-stop chatting on the phone as they bonded over shared values and life goals. Eventually, they got the opportunity to meet in person in London, and it only took that one date to know without a doubt that they had found their soulmates in each other.
The couple’s big, fabulous Indian wedding consisted of 10 joyous events, spanning 10 days and multiple venues in Mumbai. The Grand Ballroom at ITC Maratha played host to the spectacular sangeet, while JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar was the setting for the beguiling wedding. The expansive grounds of the Royal Western India Turf Club in Mahalaxmi provided perfect backdrops for the grand reception. The rest of the functions were held at the Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport.
The team of VV Weddings was entrusted to plan and execute the magnificent festivities. The bride shares, “Our experience with them from the very start to the finish was absolutely flawless. They seamlessly integrated with our vision, our family and our events and executed them in a manner that was beyond our expectations.”
The couple chose the talented team of The Wedding Salad. Blending into the festivities of all t0 functions, they captured each fleeting moment in gorgeous frames, freezing them for the couple and their families to enjoy for all eternity. National decorators executed the stunning setups for the sangeet and the wedding, and the bespoke outfits for the bride and groom were created by Smithasha.
Hosted at the Grand Ballroom of the magnificent ITC Maratha, the sangeet function was a blend of kaleidoscopic decor, spectacular dance performances and non-stop enjoyment. The couple and their family members set the stage on fire with their energetic performances and danced the night away with fervor. The bride looked gorgeous in a vibrant yellow lehenga, while the groom complemented her in his lemon sherwani with exquisitely detailed patterns.
The wedding festivities were held at the beautiful property of JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. Soft, floral décor in hues of pink set a romantic tone for the occasion, with beguiling structures of blooms encompassing the space. The groom looked regal in his ivory sherwani with intricate embroidery in blush pink, which he teamed with stunning accessories. The bride glowed in a traditional bridal red ensemble as they took their nuptial vows. Soulful chants by Ameya Dabli cast a mesmerizing serenity over the nuptials as the couple vowed to be soulmates for life.
The last and biggest function of the wedding was the reception that was held at the sprawling Royal Western India Turf Club in Mahalaxmi. The highlight of this function was the decor that included a gigantic ombre wall of pink blooms and towering circular columns of white flowers. The groom looked dapper in a tuxedo by Troy Costa, while the bride looked sensational in a wine-colored embellished gown.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai Internation Airport; ITC Maratha (Sangeet); JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar (Wedding); Royal Western India Turf Club Mahalaxmi (Reception)
Wedding Planner: VV Weddings
Decor: National Decorators (Sangeet, Wedding), Popular Decorator (Reception), Happy Ever After Events (Pre-Wedding Functions)
Groom’s Outfits: Smithasha (Wedding), Troy Costa (Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: Smithasha
Makeup: Hemali Bhatia, Kalaben
Invites: Les Souvenirs
Entertainment: Swapnil & Team (Pre Wedding Functions), Ameya Dabli (Wedding), Sivamani (Sangeet), Leslie Lewis (Reception)
Photography and Videography: The Wedding Salad