About the Couple
Tina Kapoor is the Creative
Director of a soon to-be-launched children's channel. A media junkie for the past eight
years, her earlier innings include four fun-filled years at MTV, which was followed by a
challenging assignment at B4U. She has also dabbled in films along the way doing promos,
and behind-the-scenes capsules. Growing up in Hong Kong and Thailand, she has studied all
over. She moved to India ten years ago.
Avnish Bajaj moved to India
four years ago to set up the largest Indian auction site Baazee.com, of which he is the
co-founder and CEO. Avnish was formerly with Goldman Sachs and Apple Computors. Avnish's
schooling has been at Harvard Business School, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
How they Met
Tina and Avnish met three years ago at a close
friends wedding anniversary party. Says Tina: "In the first meeting we were just
introduced to each other. A month later we were both in Goa for New Year's and that's
where we really got chatting. Avnish asked me out a month after we got back but our first
date happened only in March! Two years later Avi proposed to me in Goa, at Nilaya's on New
Year's Night under the fireworks!"
The functions began on 6th November, 2003 with a youngsters part at the Piano Bar
in Mumbai. Tina wore a swarovzki embellished silk top with swarovski embellished jeans by
Payal Singhal, Avi wore a black Structure jacket with black trousers.
Singhal and Tina at the Mehendi Ceremony
Avnish at the Sangeet
The functions in
Delhi began with a Mehendi on 14th November. Tina wore a green crepe silk lucknavi lehenga
with kundan jewelery. Avnish wore a crepe silk kurta pyjama. The Sangeet on 15th November
was held at Radhika Farms in Delhi-- the sangeet was a dream land where everything from
the turquoise orchids to the table clothes, candles, and fireworks matched Tina's
Turquoise and Gold lehenga.
Venue - Turquoise theme
gurudwara wedding was held on 16th November at GK1, Delhi. Tina wore a traditional crepe
silk shalwar kameez with full zardozi work. A Ritus creation, Tina looked absolutely
stunning in the red shalwar kameez which she combined with uncut diamond jewelry. Says
Tina " I wanted a very traditional look for the gurudwara and this fit the bill
perfectly!" Avnish wore a cream lucknavi sherwani from Vanshiks.
At the post Gurudwara cermony, Tina & Avnish had a champagne lunch reception at
the Hyatt Poolside for which Tina wore a stunning burnt orange crepe silk sari with gold
zardozi work. Avnish wore a grey Armani suit.
At the Mumbai reception on 22nd
November at the Leela Poolside, Tina wore a beige georgette lehenga with full diamante
work from Zeenat Sayani's Private Collections with a diamond set. Her make-up was done by
Anil Chinnappa. Avnish wore a Hugo boss
Wedding Planning Experiences
Says Tina: "My wedding tip to brides-to-be: get organized and start planning
at least 6 months before- and then the last week- leave all the stress about food, decor,
venues, logistics to the family and just ENJOY your wedding! Don't get caught up or upset
if small things go wrong! A smiling bride is far more appealing than a sulking one! And my
second tip- mom knows best! My mom was my confidante, supporter and shoulder to cry on all
through the wedding planning! She had the amazing patience to suffer through all my trials
and obsessions! She was the best!"
After marriage, Tina and Avnish
moved to their large terrace apartment in Bandra which they are still decorating!
WeddingSutra's wishes the dynamic, young achievers all luck and bliss in their married