“We planned the wedding entirely on our own as a family. Planning began soon after our engagement which was 8 months before the D day. Started with locking in the venue and photographer, booking accommodation for outstation guests, and then choosing the wedding outfits. All of this was done at least four months before the wedding, so we had plenty of time for other things.
I wanted a very earthy feel for my Mehendi instead of the usual bright colors, and so I chose a rustic handpainted lehenga and dull gold accessories. My Sangeet and Wedding outfits were decided by Neeta Lulla. She gave me two very distinct looks, with the Sangeet look being full red carpet glam and the wedding look being a soft monochromatic pink which put the focus on the bride herself. My absolute favorite look would be me as the bride on my wedding day, simply because the look, right from the color to the design, is who I am in essence. I definitely see myself rewearing my wedding dress later, and I think that speaks for its timelessness.”- says the bride.
The Mehendi ceremony had an earthy theme. Banana leaves and yellow marigolds made up the rustic décor, while the bride wore a cream, rust, and olive green hued lehenga with hand-painted birds and nature-inspired motifs. The groom wore a cream kurta set from Manyavar.
“Hansa Gajra is famous for her portrait Mehendi and so I requested for a bride and groom palm design. To show our music connection, I incorporated our favorite band Led Zeppelin & logos and some musical staff notations in my Mehendi as well.”- says Charvi.
This had an old Hollywood charm theme to it. The Sangeet took place on the upper deck of the US Club by the sea, which was decorated with warm fairy lights and lanterns. The bride wore a classic embellished red gown with full flare by Neeta Lulla while the groom wore a tuxedo. As an ode to their musical connection, the bride, groom, and family friends put together an acoustic performance of their favorite songs, followed by a few dance performances.
Haldi & Choora
The haldi took place on the morning of the wedding at the bride’s home. The bride donned a yellow and white salwar kameez as she got smeared with haldi and received her wedding chooras in a #BhendeGetsKained embroidered pearl white & pink choora cover.