Sep 14, 2012 Destination Weddings
Vritika from Mumbai wed businessman Siddharth Bansal at Grand Hyatt, Goa. Says Vritika: “Ours is an arranged marriage but it never felt like it was. We met on December 13th 2011 and by December 15th we knew the inevitable. The Roka ceremony was held on 25th December at Taj Palace in New Delhi”.
Vritika and Siddharth
The four day wedding affair was managed by Vritika’s parents. She says: “Wedding Planning was stress-free since my parents gladly took care of all co-ordination. In the months leading to the wedding, I had the luxury of spending a lot of time for ideas and inspiration on what to wear, and give inputs on decor—so I spent hours and more hours browsing through WeddingSutra.com.” Vritika’s main responsibility was to select and order the wedding cards.
“We chose Ravish Kapoor, I instantly fell in love with his Saat Phera concept wedding box. It was a one-of-a-kind concept, and Siddharth and I wrote our own wedding vows on the card.” “The welcome dinner was held by the beach. The next day i.e. 8th March being Holi, the festival of colors, we played Phoolon Ki Holi (holi with flower petals) and prayed to Lord Krishna & Radha. The cocktail party took place the same night. The Carnival theme Mehendi ceremony was held the next day by the lawns of Grand Hyatt. The Engagement & Sangeet was an entertainment packed evening with dances by family & friends. The traditional wedding was held at sunset with the Arabian Sea as a beautiful backdrop.”
Media baron Subash Chandra at the Holi Party
Tanya and Bobby Deol at the Sangeet
Bride & Grooms Wear
Holi: Bride’s outfit from Falguni & Shane Peacock, Groom’s kurta from AZA Men
Cocktail: Bride’s outfit from Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, Groom’s tuxedo from Avinash Punjabi & Dunhill
Mehendi: Bride’s lehenga from Pallavi Jaikishan, Groom’s kurta from AZA Men
Engagement & Sangeet: Bride’s lehenga by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, Jewellery from Kothari Fine Jewels. Groom’s outfit from H2O
Wedding: Bride’s lehenga by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor, Polki jewellery from Dedhia Jewellers, Bombay. Groom’s outfit by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor
Bride’s Make-up & Hair: Pallavi Symons & Sangeeta Hegde
Apr 16, 2012 Destination Weddings
Upasana and Deb, both advertising professionals from Delhi got married at a chilled-out, intimate function in Goa. The venue was a quaint set of Villas called Aashiyana Lakhanpal, hidden away in the scanty lanes of Candolim. The setting was serene and the feel relaxed and cosy.
Upasana and Deb
Welcome notes for each of the guests kept in their room
The functions at the two-day event included the Mehendi and Cocktails on day one and the brunch, wedding ceremony and a poolside party on day two. For the wedding ceremony, held as per Arya Samaj rituals, Upasana wore a gorgeous blue and white creation by Sabyasachi. Both days had colour themes for decor and clothes, which the guests, very sportingly adhered to. Day one was green and gold. Day two had pastels for the brunch and off-white and gold for the wedding. Finally, the hundred guests got to the pool, and most of them were in dresses and shorts. Wet dresses and shorts eventually!
Upasana getting ready for the mehendi
Matching mehendi decor in green and gold
Tying of the kaleera’s
Deb presenting his wedding outfit
Beginning of phera’s
Upasana and her bridesmaids
Upasana and Sabaysachi, a different kind of love affair
After the wedding, off white and gold made for a good photograph
Feb 5, 2012 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Desi Boyz Director Rohit Dhawan (son of noted film Director David Dhawan) is getting married to fashion merchandiser Jaanvi Desai. The celebrations are between February 10 and 12 at the Park Hyatt, Goa, and the Wedding Planners are Cornerstone Entertainment, the event company owned by Bunty Sajdeh (actor Sohail Khan’s brother-in-law)
According to reports, there will be a Mehendi, Sangeet and Reception—all in Goa, and expected at the celebrations are SRK, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh and John Abraham.
Feb 2, 2012 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Actor and stand-up comedian Ash Chandler tied the knot with his charming girlfriend Junelia Aguiar at a fun celebration in Goa. The couple had a registered wedding in Mumbai last month after which they invited their close friends and family for the Church wedding and post wedding celebrations in Goa.
Junelia is a Bandra-based designer. She specialises in elegant resort wear and gowns.
Celebrity Blogger Miss Malini is tying the knot at a beach-theme celebration in Goa. She talks to Weddingsutra about her wedding wear and her favourite shopping haunts.
I’m a lucky girl I get to have TWO weddings! The first one is in Dhaka on December 20-21st, which will be more traditional with an Akht-Gaye Holud-Reception, the second one is more for friends and fun in Goa on February 10-11th with a mehendi-sangeet-baraat-pheras-cocktails at Montego Bay and Marbela Beach Resort in Morjim Goa (Marbela is my ultimate dream wedding destination, so psyched I got it!). It’s a beach theme so everything from the invites to the setting will be chosen keeping that in mind. For instance I want my invitations to be glass bottles with a rolled up scroll inside, like a “message in a bottle”.
Miss Malini with designer Anita Dongre
Miss Malini with Anita Dongre and Candice Pereira of Marry Me- The Wedding Planners
For the sangeet I’ve picked a cute pink lehenga from Anita Dongre’s latest collection, I’m trying to decide whether to go with a gold high neck choli or a ruffled pink one. Anita is also designing a short lehenga in ink blue for my Mehendi as well as the rest of my clothes for Dhaka and Goa! I’m sourcing all my jewellery from Anmol Jewellers in Bandra (they did Shilpa Shetty and Lara Dutta’s wedding jewellery too!)
Best go-to spots for brides in Mumbai
I’m not a panicky bride (at least not yet) my advice would be to stay updated about designer showcases, sales and only immediately buy something only if you really love it, chances are something prettier and more flattering will come along if you just give it another go.
I am a self-proclaimed domestically challenged desi bride so I’ve left my major wedding decisions to my fabulous wedding planners Marry Me Weddings. Since Candice of Marry Me Weddings does this for a living I’ve asked her to compile her top five go-to spots for you!
1. For your wedding and trousseau, start by making a list of your functions and/or outfits and then look through magazines and collect as many magazine clippings to make things easier. Apart from the designer wear, Sagar Couture is also worth checking it for its fabulous range of fabrics. Troy Costa does great menswear, and is the best person to make sure your groom’s clothes perfectly complement yours!
2. I say go all out and splurge (if you feel like) on your footwear! You will most likely get a lot of use out of them, even after the wedding. So if you have been eyeing that pair of Jimmy Choos or Louboutins for a while, this is the best time to indulge. Your best option would be to buy your shoes if you are travelling overseas. The styles, fit and comfort is unbeatable. If you must buy in India, Rinaldi is a great option. Her bling shoes are perfect for the Indian bride and comfortable too.
3. Meera Mahadevia’s bags are stylish and luxurious perfect for the Indian bride. Keep a stash of emergency items in this stylish bag and hand it over to your best friend who will most likely be around you most of the night. As a bride, I always say it’s best to keep your hands free, but if you must have a bag – it has to be super stylish!
4. Don’t forget about your skin! Drink lots of water, exercise and don’t go on a binge diet. It will show. For facials in Mumbai I recommend Vinu in Khar who does a fabulous job and uses some amazing products!
5. ‘Tip Top’ store is fabulous for bangles and bindis. The range and options available there are unbeatable!
Feb 20, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
TOI reports that the highlight of the evening was perforce the exchange of vows which had the bride in tears. The groom just about held up. Bhupathi said, “Lara, when I first met you, this day was a dream. Today it is reality. When I’m on the tour, not a day goes by without me wishing I was home with you instead, so even when I’m gone I am with you.” Generally, a man of few words, the 36-year-old doubles star went on to add, “you are my companion, partner and best friend. I promise to stick by you through hits and flops. I look forward to growing old with you.” Lara started with the customary for better or worse, in sickness and health lines, but went on to firmly establish herself as Bhupathi’s ‘chief doubles partner’. She added, ‘I promise to return your serves and volley alongside you. I will be with you through our many wins and occasional loss.” Lara’s voice cracked when she called her husband, ‘my true north.’ The tears came down unabated when she went on to express her feelings for the 11-time Grand Slam champion, who then put his arm around his wife’s waist to calm her.
The newly weds with Delhi designer Manav Gangwani
Ellie Saab gowns
Feb 19, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
The Sangeet ceremony of Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi at Club Fresh last night was a star studded affair. 200 guests including family members, friends, bollywood personalities and sports stars participated in the celebrations. The theme for sangeet was White- the Candolim based club was decorated with white roses and jasmine. Lara looked stunning in a marigold-color lehenga with a sexy choli designed by Manav Gangwani. She teamed this with an uncut diamond necklace set studded with vilandis, rose-cut and round diamonds, emeralds, rubies and pearls and a maangtika all from Anmol Jewellers. Mahesh wore a chikankari churidar kurta by the same designer with a stole to match Lara’s ensemble.
DJ Whosane played a mixed of English and Bollywood and there was a Live performance by California based acrobatic group Lucien Dossier. Bhupathi and his friends danced to ‘Dus bahane kar ke le gayi dil’ and ‘Crazy kiya re’ from Dhoom 2. Lara danced to ‘Sheila ki jawani’, ‘Munni badnaam hui’ and ‘Desi girl’ and later the couple grooved to ‘Zoobi zoobi’ from 3 Idiots. The guests included Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Rhea Pillai, Boman Irani, Bikram Saluja, Aditya Hitkari and Divya Palat, Aki Narula and Wendell Rodricks. The food was a mix of Seafood, Sushi, Goan and Pan Asian preparations.
Lara Dutta and Manav Gangwani
Anticlockwise from top: Actor Riteish Deshmukh, Actress Raveena Tandon and her husband Anil Thadani, Model/ Photographer Sheetal Mallar, Sports/ fitness coach Shayamal Vallabhjee and a friend
Devina Vadera, daughter of Bindu Vadera, Delhi’s prominent socialite/businesswoman, got married to Finance professional Anmol Bhandari. Devina works with her mother at Varya Design Studio, an exclusive home furnishing and accessories store in Delhi.
The celebrations commenced with a Sangeet on 12th Jan at their Farmhouse in Sultanpur, Delhi. For the Sangeet, Devina wore a flowy Tarun Tahiliani lehenga.
The wedding party then moved to Goa. A welcome celebration was held at Devina’s friend home in Dona Paula and the Mehendi the next morning.
The theme for the Mehendi was ‘brighter the better’. Devina wore a blush pink lycra saree, which looked oh-so-perfect for a shaadi by the beach. It was made by Delhi-based duo Shivan and Narresh.
The Sikh wedding ceremony was held in the morning of 16th Jan. Tarun Tahiliani, designed for Devina a net Anarkali with lotus embellishments all around, and a bit of pearl and Swarovski embroidery. Anmol wore a sherwani by Rohit Bal. For the reception on 16th Jan, Devina wore a Marchesa gown.
Sumant Jayakrishnan did the set/ design & decor for all the events in Delhi and Goa
More Wedding Details
Makeup artist: Ashima Kapoor
Photographer: Ronicka Kandhari and Vickrant Mahajan
Food in Delhi: Puneet Sikand
Food in Goa: Taj
Wedding logistics/ co-ordination: Shaadi Online
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Feb 10, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding is just a week away and we finally have some dope on what Lara is wearing for her various wedding functions.
For the registered wedding on February 17, Lara will wear a white outfit from designer Ritu Kumar’s Falaknama collection. For the sangeet the following day, to be held at Club Fresh in Goa, her designer of choice is Delhi’s Manav Gangwani. For the church wedding on February 19 and Lara is wearing a white Elie Saab gown. The post-wedding bash at Taj Vivanta, will have Victorian décor, by Priti Sidhwani who runs Mumbai-based Dreamz Kraft. The next day, the newly-weds return to Mumbai where they are hosting another reception.
Lara is very close to Ritu Kumar who designed her national costume for the Miss Universe title. She has also been spotted in Manav Gangwani saree at IIFA and other events. So it is not a surprise that she chose these two designers. And what can we say about Elie Saab. His ethereal gowns are perfect for beach setting and as elegant as Lara herself.
Here are some white creations from Ritu Kumar’s Falaknuma Collection. We are betting Lara’s going to pick one of the sarees. What do you think?
Whats your pick for Lara from these glitzy and glamourous Manav Gangwani lehengas? Lara’s outfit is being custom made but we have a feeling it will be a shade of blue.
Feb 2, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding celebrations are at the Taj Fort Aguada and Holiday Village, Goa on February 19th. The Sangeet is on February 18th and while Mahesh’s latest tweet is about his ‘practise’ for the sangeet, Lara announced that she is wearing a Ritu Kumar creation.
The decor for the Wedding events is being done by Dreamz Kraft, which is run by Priti Sidhwani who is Film Producer Ritesh Sidhwani’s sister-in-law. Dreamz Kraft, the favourite Wedding Decor & Wedding Planner of Bollywood families, recently did the decor for Neelam Kothari’s simple wedding at Taj Land’s End and the grand set-ups for Neha Oberoi’s (daughter of Dharam Oberoi) wedding at the same venue. We hear the decor at Lara-Mahesh’s wedding will be very Victorian, in keeping with Lara’s tastes. The invitation cards have a very English design too, with rose patterns and are designed by Delhi-based Entertainment Design Company (EDC) whose most famous wedding clients are Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan.
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