2-Day Extravaganza By Ankita Chugh Weddings Sees Goan Carnival, Rajasthani Lunch & More!
by Kanika Mehta Weddings | August 25, 2016 | News
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The beauty of the modern Indian wedding is the amalgamation of traditions and customs originating from various cultures and this was the very highlight of this wedding between two Marwari families; a bride based in Chennai and a groom based in Mumbai.
Catering was handled by Lakahani Caterers while Decor Production was done by National Decorators.
With a guest list spanning prominent people from Chennai and Maharashtra, as well as Rajasthan, the wedding had to cater to the diverse needs of its guests while giving them a taste of traditional Rajasthani hospitality and traditions.
Planned and executed by Ankita Chugh Weddings & Events in March 2016, this was a destination wedding with a difference.
The functions began with a traditional sit down lunch in the spirit of the Rajasthani tradition of 'Khammaghani'. There was a grand Rajwada welcome for the guests with 'ghoomer' dances by the family members.
This was followed by the engagement ceremony where the guests were regaled with sweet and savoury Gujarati delicacies.
The Sangeet was themed as 'Shaam Shaandaar' inspired by Bollywood. The central attraction for this evening was a dazzling lounge for the guests illuminated by 2400 bulbs.
A Goan carnival theme - 'Al Fresco Fiesta' - was chosen for the fun brunch event that followed. Coral and Aqua splashes used in the décor gave it a seaside vibe and set the tone for a fun-filled afternoon.
The pheras were an ethereal affair. South Indian temple influences could be seen in the decor, which was inspired by intricate temple carvings, the bride's grand entry on a traditional boat, and the ghats of Banaras which were recreated with pandits specially summoned from Banaras to perform the aarti and chant the wedding mantras.
A stunning reception evening full of white, peony pink and champagne tones celebrated the coming together of two families and new beginnings.
The catering was handled by Lakahani Caterers, while Decor Production was done by National Decorators.