Aakriti’s Outfits: Basuree (Mehndi), Hastakala (Sangeet), Roopkala (Wedding)
Azhar’s Outfits: Manyavar (Mehndi), Kora by Nilesh Mitesh (Sangeet, Wedding)
MUA: Aadarsh Dwivedi
Venue: Aalankrita Resort, Hyderabad

Aakriti and Azhar’s destination wedding at Hyderabad was a dream come true for this sweet couple. And there is a sweet story behind this wedding. The couple met at business school and despite their different personalities, immediately got along. Aakriti is Hindu by birth and Azhar is Muslim but their different faiths never mattered to them. After graduation, their jobs took them to different cities. They pursued a long-distance relationship and didn’t let the geographical distance come in between them.

After being together for four years, they knew that they couldn’t let the challenges associated with inter-faith marriages come in the way of their love. Putting faith in the love and bond they shared, they decided to come clean to their parents and readied themselves for the battles they knew were in store. It was a long road and an uphill climb trying to convince their families. But in the end, love triumphed and both the families gave their blessings to the couple.

Aakriti had loved Anushka and Virat’s wedding looks and took some inspiration for her own wedding attire. For the Mehndi, she paired a pale blue top with an orange full skirt. For the wedding, she wore a pale pink and gold lehenga and completed the look with a matha-patti and low bun adorned with flowers. Anushka’s look at her mehndi and wedding inspired our bride’s mehndi and wedding looks. The bubbly bride even convinced her groom to sport a white sherwani with pale gold trimmings for the wedding, which was reminiscent of Virat’s wedding sherwani.

This wedding was truly the couple’s dream come true and nothing could wipe the infectious smile or steal the gorgeous glow that lit Aakriti’s face on the wedding day. We loved the warmth and intimacy of this inter-faith wedding. And as always were happy to get a chance to be a small part of their story.