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‘Goa is where the fun begins’. Actor Pulkit Samrat speaks to WeddingSutra ahead of his wedding next week.

Pulkit Samrat of ‘O Teri’ fame is tying the knot with Shweta Rohira next week. Pulkit first met Shweta, a Writer when she interviewed him about his role as Lakshya in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Shweta, who is into holistic sciences, also wrote a book, ‘The Start of the New Beginning’ on Pulkit’s ambitions and his journey from Delhi to Mumbai. Pulkit speaks to WeddingSutra about his wedding in Goa and the post-wedding celebrations in Mumbai and New Delhi.

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Congratulations! So you’re tying the knot in Goa, did you consider any other places for your destination wedding?
Goa was always the first and only choice! We always wanted a beach destination wedding and what better place than Goa! I shot my first music video at the same resort in South Goa where I’m getting married so I have some beautiful memories of this place. And both of us love the white sand beach there.

Tell us a little about Wedding Planning and how have you and Shweta shared work and responsibilities?
The only thing we agreed on was to marry each other! Post that every decision has been a roller coaster ride. She wanted pink, I wanted blue. She wanted glitter, I wanted it subtle! That’s when Dreamz Kraft (the Wedding Planning & Décor specialists) came in to create the balance. We have this joke about the bride getting hyper because of pre-wedding stress and how caution should be practiced when the bride is in a ‘Bridezilla’ state of mind.

What has been the most fun part of wedding planning?
The best part has been the initial stages of planning which included a recce to the venue. That was more like a holiday. We also loved the process of designing our wedding card! Super thanks to Zoharathe Creative Head of Purple Heather who helped us design the invites which our guests are cherishing as a keepsake. Now the stressful part, which I guess starts when the countdown begins! I deliberately avoid looking at the task sheet.. I don’t want to be a‘Groomzilla’. My advice to brides and grooms-to-be, if you have a Wedding Planner, go by their guidance and all is well. If your families are taking care of it, help them where required, else let them do what they have planned and you will be in a happy state of mind.

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Tell us more about the wedding celebrations in Goa, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Goa’s where the fun begins. We tried our best to make it a fun wedding and Dreamz Kraft has done more than what we were looking for. The two-day celebrationswill be an intimate and fun affair and we’ve called it ‘A Knotty Affair’. The celebrations include a MehendiMela, MorocconSangeet Night, Rain Dance, Pheras on the Beach, and finally our First Dance as Mr. & Mrs. We carry forward the infectious fun energy from Goa to Mumbai for the Reception. It’s at Taj Land’s End in Bandra, Mumbai. The second Reception is at a Taj property too- Taj Palace, New Delhi.

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What about the Honeymoon plans?
This question is injurious to my health! Post the wedding I begin the last schedule for Dolly Ki Dolli followed by T Series and Dharma films. So honeymoon plans can only happen in June 2015. But surely that’ll be a long one!

Who is designing your wedding wear?
Shweta’s attires have an emotional connect. Her wear is designed by Second Skin in Chembur where her mother’s wedding lehenga was designed. She always loved what her mother wore for her own wedding and wanted her wedding wear to be designed by the same place. For jewellery our go-to destination is Anmol Jewellers in Bandra. My outfits are being designed by Bandra designer Ashley Rebello. From a sherwani with Rajasthani pita work to a block printed jacket and the tuxedo I think he has done a fabulous job of designing some very stylish pieces.

Tell us more about your wedding makers.
Priti Sidhwani and her team from Dreamz Kraft have been helping us every step of the way- from the little details to the hospitality and entertainment, they are taking care of it all. They have also connected with Chefs United who are flying chefs from Ajmer, Delhi, Benaras, Amritsar and Tundey Miyan from Lucknow to make the food an authentic and scrumptious delight! Harvey India Tours & Travels helped us coordinate and book the venues. And design company Purple Heather has worked on all the design elements. Because of all these people and teams, Shweta and I have been able to enjoy our spa visits and pre-wedding parties!

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Whimsical Pre-Wedding Cinemagraphs by Ashwin & Jhalak of Shades Photography

Ashwin & Jhalak of Shades Photography photographed the wedding of Dubai-based Deepti Harjani and Sanjay Keshup. Tennis and photography are two things that brought this couple together- they dated for three years before tying the knot at a Destination Wedding in Grand Hyatt, Goa.

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About the couple’s pre-wedding photo shoot, Ashwin & Jhalak say: “We wanted an elaborate pre-wedding shoot for the couple, as they both are very enthusiastic when it comes to trying new concepts. Sanjay himself is a photographer, so he wanted his shoot to be very novel and detailed, and we starting working on the concept a month ago. When we thought about the location for the shoot, we couldn’t think of a better location than the hotel itself. Grand Hyatt, Goa is huge and incorporates various scenic indoor and outdoor areas, which made it ideal for us to get some amazing shots. Usually, the weather in Goa in September is unfavorable for outdoor photoshoots. But when we started Deepti and Sanjay’s shoot on the scheduled day, we got lucky as it didn’t rain at all and everything went off well in a time span of 3 to 4 hours.”

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Regarding the photo shoot concept, Ashwin adds, “These are Cinemagraphs- they look like still photos but actually feature a subtle area of movement designed to grab your eye and keep you looking.  The way it brings back certain part of the photo to life is simply stunning.”

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With WeddingSutra On Location- Rashi Shah

As part of our initiative WeddingSutra On Location, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Satya Paul in Juhu, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here, in the last of the four-part series, bride-to-be Rashi Shah writes about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Satya Paul.

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“After my wedding date got fixed I reached out to omniscient Google and stumbled upon what is definitely the Holy Grail for the Indian bride- WeddingSutra. It all started with ‘Liking’ posts on their page on Facebook and soon I started loving almost everything about WeddingSutra, the monthly On Location photo-shoots being my favorite. And so, like many other brides-to-be I too wrote to them, quite unsure if anything will come out of it. A few weeks later there was a pleasant surprise- an email from WeddingSutra informing me that I was one of the lucky ones to be selected for the next WeddingSutra On Location.

From the moment I entered the Satya Paul store in Juhu, I felt pampered and at home. Anshu from WeddingSutra helped me pick a beautiful champagne fishtail lehenga, with a full sequence sheeted lining and a burst of crystals. It was paired with a full embroidered blouse and an elegant dupatta. I have always shied away from blingy outfits but I must admit that after trying this ensemble I felt regal, in fact I was tempted to buy it. And to match the bling-rich outfit Anshu recommended a traditional-contemporary Azva gold set.

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Next, was a consultation with mother-daughter duo hairstylists Sangeeta and Ishita Khanna. They decided on a messy up-do to go with the Red Carpet look outfit. After my hair was done it was time for something I immensely enjoy- Makeup. Recinda Martis, the Makeup Artist greeted me with a warm smile and after a quick chat she suggested a look (read more below). My immediate response was ‘go ahead’, she quickly went about her work and in no time I was ready to step out.

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Now it was time for the part I am usually nervous about- posing for the camera. Photographers Amit and Priyanka Barot were extremely helpful and guided me on how to feel less self-conscious and how to pose; in some time I felt less conscious and I’m sure many of their tips will come in handy during the wedding week.

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All in all, I had a wonderful time and would like to thank WeddingSutra for this memorable experience. And its something I’m going to recommend to every bride-to-be I meet in future.”‘

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Rashi’s  Look
Recinda decided to give Rashi Shah a cocktail look to go with her gold monotone outfit. She observed that Rashi has nice lips and eyes. So the best place to play around with colour was the area around her eyes, although she could not use too many dark colours on Rashi’s light eyes. It was a toss-up between green and blue shades, and Rashi was apprehensive at first, but loved the final look Recinda gave her. Recinda started by creating a base with the  Lakmé Absolute MattrealSkin Natural Mousse, and brushed on some  Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos. She then focussed on the eyes, using the  Lakmé Absolute Shine Eyeliner for a winged look on the lower lid, and the  Lakmé Absolute Royal Blue Gel Eyeliner on the upper lid. She then brushed on coats of the  Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eye Mascara onto her curled lashes. She completed the look with the  Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist in Candy Pink.

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If you’re getting married in 2014 or 2015 and would like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*, write to us at weddingsutra@gmail.comwith your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected lucky winners get a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo shoot in the makeup look.

*Location and Date – to be decided, City – Mumbai

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Outfit– Satya Paul
Jewellery– Azva (available at Waman Hari Pehte)
Makeup– Recinda Martis for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling– Sangeeta & Ishita Khanna
Shoot Management– Anshu Kalwani and Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by– Amit Barot Photography

Who hires Wedding Planners?

Few outside the Wedding Industry know about the exact nature of work of Wedding Planners in India, or the profile of clients they work with. While some have a perception that Wedding Planners work with a huge volume of clients, many others think all Wedding Planners take on weddings only and no other events. What is not known is that specialised Wedding Planners work with very few clients every year (some work on as few as 1 or 2 weddings in one season), or that today most Event Management companies whose forte is corporate events, also manage weddings. We spoke to Wedding Planners from 5 different cities to know more about their work and client profile.

   Neha Goenka Shroff  (Momente Weddings, Mumbai)

A Neha Goenka ShroffMomente was started in 2010 post my eight years working in London & New York. Our clients are mostly NRI’s & business families.There has been a large shift in requirements of clients wanting to create personalization of their weddings. Most clients now want to personalize & customize everything- wedding logos, personalized wedding favors& gifts are a norm. Entertainment has become a very prominent requirement. From a client’s point of view one of the common misperceptions is confusing a wedding planner to be a decorator. However, wedding planners are indeed like the master puppeteers of the wedding, whose job is not only to plan the wedding but also to ensure that everyone is doing their job well, and everything is falling in place like it should!

   Raksha & Manoj Chawla (Mansa Weddings & Events, Delhi)

A Manoj and Raksha ChalwaWe are a husband-wife team who gave up our well established careers to start Mansa Weddings & Events. It was a risk we took to satisfy our craving to do something new and to create joyous & professionally managed events. We have a mix of NRI clients and India-based clients. If we were to sketch a broad profile of our clients, we can say- 1)They are affluent implying well-heeled business families, independent professionals, and CEO-level executives. 2)They place a premium on ‘time’ and ‘services’ and thus recognise the value of hiring a well-experienced wedding or event management agency. Today, thanks to more information on destination weddings and offerings around luxury weddings most clients are more aware about what they want and the budgets to be allocated. Hence, their briefs are clearer and like a ‘To Do’ list. Earlier, many clients had no clue about the different possibilities or what would cost how much.

   Ankita Chugh (Ankita Chugh Weddings, Mumbai)

A Ankita ChughThe majority of our clients are industrialists or prominent businesspersons from different parts of India. Now, we are getting more enquiries from big business families residing in non-metros. Client briefs and requirements change every season, since they themselves attend many weddings in their home town and destination weddings overseas. The basic brief ‘create something unique’ remains the same. Since there are many Western influences in our weddings today, wedding planners need to keep thinking of new ideas and recommend contemporary styles for traditional elements—so it’s a lot about traditional with a twist. Many people have a wrong impression that wedding planners have to be good ‘people managers’ and no other specialised skills are needed. That’s a wrong assumption- like any other job, a wedding planner needs many specialised skills—the ability to plan meticulously, talent management, negotiations, budgeting and most importantly time management.Negotiation skills are of paramount importance. The most successful wedding planners know how to work around the clients budgets for the cost-heads and identify and brief the vendors and artistes accordingly.

   Pramod Lunawat (Marriageuana, Kolkata)

A-Pramod-LunawatI started Millennium Events over 14 years ago and Marriageuana around 3 years ago to specialise in wedding solutions for High Net-worth Indians (HNI’s). Our clients are mostly business families and nowadays, we are getting more enquiries from first generation entrepreneurs and top technocrats. As weddings get grander, and the options for all wedding-related services are more, the demands on a wedding planner are more than ever before. Moreover, wedding clients are very knowledgeable—most of them have attended many grand weddings in India, or destination weddings at wow locations overseas. So, wedding planners have to offer the regular operational services, as well as think of out-of-the-box and creative ideas, since every client wants the ‘different’ and the ‘new’. My advice to budding wedding planners: “Work zealously to offer your clients the ‘wow’ experience and also focus on investing in, maintaining and building good relationships with wedding industry suppliers. Networking is a key to success in this business. There is no advertising like word- of- mouth advertising.”

   Rishi and Yamini (The Wedding Designers, Surat)

A Rishi RochlaniWe are two people in love, Rishi Rochlani & Yamini Shah (originally from Mumbai & Delhi) who started ‘The Wedding Designers’ to plan and execute celebrations of love. Our clients are mostly business families from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Earlier, clients chose concepts/themes that were already done and they didn’t focus too much on attention to detail. Now everything is custom-designed and clients suggest their own ideas based on their research on the Internet. Most Indian brides actively follow WeddingSutra.com so a lot of inspiration comes from there. For outsiders, a Wedding Planners job may be glamorous and creative. But only those who have worked in the industry for a few months of more in India would know the real story. The coordination to be done between two families and many vendors in the days leading to the wedding and the consequent stress is quite huge. It is not a ‘one man’ job! You require a solid set-up and many experienced hands. Not to forget lots of patience.

   Neha Seth Arora (Var Vadhu, Mumbai)

A-Neha-Seth-Arora1 (1)I earlier worked in the hospitality industry my last job was at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai where I was organizing high profile events. Making the transition from hotelier to Wedding Planner has been an extremely adventurous and enlightening experience. Var Vadhu is a designer boutique agency crafting lavish weddings as well as high profile private & social events. Most of our clients are from business families and we cater to clients pan India.However, since we have offices in Mumbai and Delhi the majority of our clientele are from these cities. With time, many new styles and traditions have become a part of Indian weddings. Inviting talented performers (both Indian and International) and top entertainers is becoming an integral part of the big Indian wedding. Another trend that has really caught on is that instead of a reception there are post-wedding parties, which are a more relaxed affair.

   Shruti Tiwari (Custom Weddings, Goa)

A-Shruti-Tiwari1I am a relatively newer entrant in the field of weddings. I earlier worked as a Journalist and after moving to Goa, I decided to switch fields and started working with Funky Heads, a Goa-based Events company. Custom Wedding is the division of Funky Heads launched in 2012 to focus on Destination Weddings. The majority of our clients are Marwaris, Punjabis and Sindhis. And we have done more NRI Weddings till date. In my experience there is a big difference between working on an NRI wedding and the wedding of a family based in India. With NRIs we get involved 4 to 11 months in advance and there is extensive detailing. With India-based clients we sometimes come on board even a few weeks before the wedding, there is lesser detailing in the presentations and more time spent on face-to-face meetings and telephone talks! ‘Sab Acha Hona Chahiye’ (everything should go off well) is what I often hear from parents of the bride or groom; but as a wedding planner, that for me is a very vague brief and hence I have to take the effort to tell them more about the options, the timelines (and the costs of course) so I can deliver as per their expectations (Sab Acha)!

With WeddingSutra On Location- Ana Kapur

As part of our initiative WeddingSutra On Location, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Satya Paul in Juhu, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here, in the third of the four-part series, bride-to-be Ana Kapur blogs about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Satya Paul.

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“‘This sounds like great fun!’ I thought to myself when I saw photos of brides-to-be at WeddingSutra on Location. And I typed in my application on a whim. To my surprise and delight, I heard back from WeddingSutra inviting me to On Location, and even better, it was being held at Satya Paul’s store. I love their collection and I was excited by the idea of getting the opportunity to get styled in one of their bridal creations.

Once I was On Location, it was an amazing experience right from the word go. The team I was introduced to was accommodating and helpful; we first started by discussing what I could wear. They took my ideas, and we tried a couple of outfits and looks, before finalizing on a red lehenga-saree. For me it was a new and stylish concept and I quite liked it.

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Next, I met Make-up Artist Recinda Martis who was easy to chat with, she had plenty of tips on what look would work for me, and how I should approach my final look. She recommended I go for simple lined eyes and bright red lips. It was a bolder look than anything I have tried before; but the whole idea was about experimenting with what works on you, so I thought, ‘lets go for it!’ And finally, I think the look turned out great!

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Then it was time to do my hair. Hairstylists Sangeeta and Ishita Khanna gave me a retro up-do which I loved.

The makeover was followed by a photo shoot with Wedding Photographers Amit and Priyanka Barot. Patiently, they shared valuable tips and suggested how to strike different poses and then clicked away.

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Overall, my experience at WeddingSutra on Location was not only enjoyable but a fabulous learning process too. Thank you for the opportunity WeddingSutra!”

If you’re getting married in 2014 or 2015 and would like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*, write to us at weddingsutra@gmail.com with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected lucky winners get a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo shoot in the makeup look.

*Location and Date – to be decided, City – Mumbai

Ana@WeddingSutra On Location
Outfit – Satya Paul
Jewellery – Azva (available at Waman Hari Pehte)
Makeup – Recinda Martis for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling – Sangeeta & Ishita Khanna
Shoot Management – Anshu Kalwani & Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by – Amit Barot Photography

Let your skin Dazzle this festive season

This is the season of family get-togethers, parties, festivities and weddings. While you spruce up your home and shop till you drop in these hectic days before Diwali and after, do not forget to spend some time on yourself.

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Don’t let the endless shopping lists and late night work schedules stop you from getting a glowing and radiant skin.  A diligent skin regime works for long term benefits, so let the Lakmé skin expert guide you through the perfect skin routine this season.

The 4 step ritual to sparkling skin:

Step 1 :  Cleanse your skin from all dust and grime, by washing it with plain cold water at least thrice a day.

Step 2 : Exfoliate once a week to rid your skin of all dead skin cells.

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Step 3 : Try the Lakmé CC cream, which is an ideal combination of goodness of a daily skincare cream with just the right touch of make-up. The cream can be used as a base for your make-up to give your skin an even tone and style you at your best to help you look picture perfect for all your candid Diwali moments.

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Step 4 : Remove your make up before hitting the sack and allow your skin to breathe.

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And don’t forget the basics:

a) Healthy is the right diet: With the season for festivities, diet vows go for a toss. It’s time to bring juicy fruits back to your table and cut down on your oil intake. Invest in fresh leafy vegetables and fiber rich fruits for a clear and healthy skin.

b) Water is the ultimate elixir: Water not only helps detox your body, but also assists in transporting those essential nutrients to your skin which finally results in healthy and blemish free skin. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, keeps the skin demons away!

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This Diwali, let your skin do all the dazzling!

Love Actually- Ashika D’souza and Arijeet Das Diengdoh’s Platinum Day of Love

Our initiative ‘Love Actually’ is a photo series featuring engaged couples who actively seek ideas and inspiration from WeddingSutra. The series celebrates the beautiful people in love as they start their lives together. Because real love can only begin, never end. Over coffee, a makeover and a photo shoot we get to-be-weds to tell us how they met, show us their platinum love bands and talk about their day of love.

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The first time Ashika and Arijeet met was when they took the same elevator to a meeting. Says Ashika, “During the meeting, I found him rather annoying, he was surprisingly over-enthusiastic for a Monday morning, and he thought I was arrogant. I did not like him over the next few months either, and he claims to have felt the same! We got to know each other much better a year after we first met. We started hanging out and soon realized that we were cut of the same cloth and share a lot of common interests like travelling and music. It wasn’t until two years later that he took me to an elegant dinner when cupid struck, after he saw me bartending and doing a rather fabulous job. That was the first time I experienced the Das Diengdoh ‘charm’.”

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And soon, they started spending more time getting to know each other. Says Arijeet: “Starting off as friends worked well for us as we got to know the good and not-always-good sides of each other. At a certain point in our lives, we understood that it more important to be with someone who supports and loves the other and who is not  ‘perfect’ always. We’ve seen and been with each other through worst times, but all this possibly made our love stronger. Some people say love is blind, but I’d say it opened our eyes, if anything. Three years, one bad accident, two jobs and umpteen arguments later, we decided to tie the knot.”

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Ashika and Arijeet tell us they never felt the need for a formal proposal to seal the relationship. Says Ashika, “It was a little different in our case. Neither of us remembers the day or date we decided to make it official, it just happened. It might have been over a cup of coffee or while watching a movie that he asked me if I’d like to spend the rest of my life with him. And my answer probably was ‘don’t ask stupid questions’.” She laughs and adds: “I don’t miss a chance though to bring up the fact that he didn’t go down on a knee. And when I tell him that, he usually pretends he can’t hear!”

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The Bangalore based couple are getting married on 18 April, 2015 in her home town Mangalore. Says Ashika,”I wanted to get married in the same Church where my parents got married. My sister got married in the same Church. And I hope the wedding is conducted by the same priest who conducted my parents’ marriage. Arijeet’s family in Shillong are very excited to be attending a wedding in Mangalore. We don’t want something too big- an intimate affair which our families and friends can enjoy. Now all that is left is convincing our parents to keep it small!”

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About wedding planning and preparations Ashika says it seems to be a continuous exercise– the more you read or learn, the more you want to know. “I’ve been thinking of my ‘dream wedding’ for years, but now that it’s almost here, I realise there is still so much to plan. Luckily there is WeddingSutra, the one-stop information resource and every to-be-bride’s bible. I’ve started my pre-bridal beauty routine at Lakme Salon. For jewellery, we’ve visited Joy Alukkas, Abaran, Tanishq and Orra. For the outfits, Arijeet has picked some wear from Anita Dongre, Van Heusen and Louis Philippe. But we’re nowhere close to completing even half the to-do’s! I haven’t gotten to shopping for myself yet, but have prepared a list of must-visit boutiques and stores. The biggest challenge now is converting the wedding gown of my dreams into reality!”

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Talking about their ‘Love Actually’ photo shoot with WeddingSutra at JW Marriott, Bengaluru, Ashika says, “I sent WeddingSutra an email with our ‘how we met’ story and I was obviously thrilled to be selected for Love Actually. Shooting at JW Marriot was a treat. We had Manjeet who came in for makeup and I really liked her work. Getting photographed by the very talented Lucky Malhotra was an amazing experience too. And the special treat was wearing platinum love bands and jewellery. To me, platinum conveys timeless love. Exactly how we want our relationship to be.”

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If you’re getting married in 2014 or 2015 and would like to be a part of ‘Love Actually’ write to us (weddingsutra@gmail.com) with the link to your FB profiles, wedding date and ‘how you met’ story. Selected couples will be invited for the shoots in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

Platinum Jewellery (Love Bands, Earrings and Necklace) by Abaran Timeless Jewellery
Location- Spice Terrace, the poolside Indian restaurant at the JW Marriott Bengaluru
Makeup & Hair– Manjeet Khehra
Photographs by– Lucky Malhotra

Dia Mirza weds longtime beau Sahil Sangha

Actress Dia Mirza wed Sahil Sangha at an intimate function in New Delhi. The wedding cum reception venue was Rosha Farms, a private farmhouse in Ghitorni, South Delhi. Security was strict at the venue and after the couple tied the knot, they stepped out to pose for waiting news persons, before proceeding to change for the reception.

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Present at the the three day celebrations were the couple’s close friends, families and relatives. Many of Sahil’s parents friends and his classmates from school (Springdales) and college attended the post wedding reception. Guests from the B-town fraternity included Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan and Cyrus Sahukar. Overall, the wedding was a quiet and private affair. One of the guests, a neighbour of the Sanghas in Greater Kailash quipped: “The couple are celebrities but they chose a fairly simple wedding by Delhi high society standards.” There were around 100 to 150 guests at the mehendi, around 300 guests at the sangeet and close to 400 guests at the reception.

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Dia wore a beige and green Ritu Kumar sharara for the wedding and a Shantanu & Nikhil gown for the reception. Sahil wore a cream silk achkan and emerald green kurta by Raghuvendra Rathore.  Dia’s wedding sharara was inspired by Ritu Kumar’s Falaknuma collection, which highlights the heritage of craftsmanship that the city of royal Hyderabad is renowned for. Dia, who is from Hyderabad briefed Ritu Kumar about wanting a Hyderabadi touch for her Delhi wedding and keeping this in mind Ritu Kumar designed the rich, traditional ensemble (incidentally after Dia Mirza announced her engagement, we were quite sure the Hyderabad girl would get married at Taj Falaknuma Palace).

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The newly-married couple have no honeymoon plans as of now and are planning to get back to work soon. “We will celebrate Diwali with family in Delhi and then head back to work. We plan to go for our honeymoon by the end of the year”, Sahil stated in a newspaper interview. Dia and Sahil are business partners- they co-own a production house, ‘Born Free Entertainment’ and their first film Love Breakups Zindagi made its debut in October 2011.

Wedding Details

Venues- Private Farmhouses in Westend Greens (Youngster’s Party), Chattarpur (Mehendi, Cocktail and Sangeet) and Ghitorni (Wedding and Reception)

Catering
Youngster’s Party- The Feeding Concepts
Mehendi, Sangeet, Wedding and Reception- Varun Tuli (Food, Inc, Catering by Yum Yum Tree)

Wedding Wear
Dia’s- Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Shantanu & Nikhil
Sahil’s- Shantanu & Nikhil, Raghuvendra Rathore

Decor & Design- Gautam Vedi

Wedding Planners- Amrita, Erina and Natasha (Divinity Weddings, Mumbai)

Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha’s Sangeet Ceremony

For her Sangeet ceremony at a farm house in Chattarpur, New Delhi Dia Mirza wore an Anita Dongre lehenga and polki jewelry. Sahil Sangha looked sharp in a black bandhgala and white churidaar.

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Dia and Sahil’s wedding celebrations are an intimate affair. A small Mehendi function was held on 16th October and the Sangeet took place last night. The couple will exchange vows this evening after which there is a formal Dinner. The three day celebrations are managed by Mumbai based Natasha Katgara Gocal and Erina DeAbreu of Divinity Weddings who were the Wedding Planners for bollywood actress Vidya Balan too.

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Dia has been sharing updates with her fans on Twitter. “I realized today that despite all the preparedness nothing can prepare you from how overwhelming it can feel as a bride-to-be #breathe. Mehendi hain rachne waali” Earlier she tweeted. “For the first time will be missing out on my opportunity to #vote in Mumbai… If not for my wedding I’d never miss out on this.”

Dia Mirza wears a Ritu Kumar outfit for her Mehendi

Actress Dia Mirza is tying the knot with her long-time boyfriend Sahil Sangha in New Delhi, where his parents live.

Yesterday, was an intimate Mehendi function for which Dia wore a marigold yellow anarkali suit in chanderi fabric designed by Ritu Kumar. It was teamed with a fuschia color odhni. Sahil wore a maroon red kurta.

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The Sangeet is tonight and the Wedding takes place tomorrow. Both these main functions are at farmhouses in Chattarpur, New Delhi. For the sangeet, Dia is expected to wear an Anita Dongre creation, for the wedding a Ritu Kumar ensemble, and for the post-wedding dinner, a Shantanu Nikhil gown. According to Dia’s friends, actor Boman Irani is likely to do the ‘Kanyadaan’ for Dia as she considers him a father figure. During the making of ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, they shared a very special bond and hence, he will perform all the rituals of a father.

Watch this space for more!

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