About the Couple
Aditya graduated in Hotel Management from the Taj
Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad and is presently working with the Food Service
Department, UN in New York. Mayoori started her movie career in Mahesh Bhatt's movie Papa
Kehte Hain in 1997. She played Karisma Kapoor's mom in Karishma - The Miracles Of Destiny,
and also acted as Poonam Dhillon's niece in Kittie Party. She was also seen in Hogi Pyar
Ki Jeet opposite Arshad Warsi and Ajay Devgan.
How They Met
Mayoori met Aditya at the Taj Institute of Hotel
Management in Aurangabad, her native place. Her childhood friend who was also studying
there introduced the duo. After 2 years of their first meeting, they met again at the Taj
Hotel in Chennai. Aditya started sending her short, humorous notes, which soon turned to
long love letters.
Mayoori and Aditya got engaged on 1st September 2002 at the National Defence College (NDC)
in Delhi. It was a small gathering with close friends and family members. Mayoori wore a
red Benarasi chiffon saree picked from Benaras and an antique choker set which she bought
during a movie shoot in Ooty. Mayoori's engagement ring was a classic ring in white gold
with a solitaire in the middle and two baguettes on each side.
The Wedding functions were small, private affairs in Aurangabad. It started on 19th
December, 2003 with a Haldi and Mehendi ceremony for close friends and relatives at
Mayoori's home. On 20th December there was a Sangeet ceremony with 200 guests at the lawns
of Amarpreet Hotel, Aurangabad.
Decor at Wedding Reception using rangoli and antique lamps
The whole place
had a very Indian feel to it with diyas, lights and rangoli and chudiwalis selling chudis.
The cuisine was Indian and continental and a cocktail party followed the sangeet. Says
Mayoori: "I wore a red and green bandhej lehenga, the material for which I picked
from a store called Jaipur at Juhu, Mumbai and it was stitched by my tailor Mukesh."
with her parents at the Sangeet
and Aditya at the Sangeet
The Wedding was held on the
morning of 21st December at a Gurdwara in Aurangabad. Around 200 close friends and
relatives attended the main wedding function which was followed by lunch at Hotel Rama
International. Mayoori wore a silk and tissue pink lehenga with antique kundan and gota
work done on it. Aditya wore an achkan designed by JJ Valaya.
and Mayoori with their parents after the Wedding Ceremony
The evening saw a huge
reception party organized at Surya lawns, attended by over 2500 guests. Mayoori wore a
blue saree with a red pallu, and jewellery from Sia Art Jewellers, Bandra.
and Aditya with their parents and Aditya's sister at their Wedding Reception
"Our wedding was simple and a dream. We didn't overspend on anything, didn't have too
hectic a wedding programme and after the celebrations we moved to close-by Goa for an
unforgettable and happy honeymoon."