Akanksha’s Outfits: DollyJ (Mehndi), Anamika Khanna (Sangeet, Wedding)
MUA: Mehul Bodh
Decor: Pancchi Events
Venue: Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Rishikesh

“Marriages are made in heaven” is an adage that, in today’s times, may seem cliché. However, Akanksha and Saransh’s destination wedding in Rishikesh serves as a testament to the enduring truth behind this statement. Coming from different cities and brought together through an arranged match orchestrated by their families, Akanksha and Saransh discovered a deep connection. Despite their contrasting personalities, they complemented each other perfectly, sharing similar values, cultures, beliefs, and strong family foundations.

Akanksha had always dreamt of a grand, royal Indian wedding, envisioning the regal ambiance of Rajasthan. However, with the pandemic affecting the region, their families made the difficult decision to postpone the wedding. Realizing that the pandemic was here to stay, they opted for an alternative plan. They chose the picturesque mountains of Rishikesh as their wedding destination, embracing a smaller guest list and stringent safety measures. To infuse their celebrations with a touch of royal Rajasthani charm, the couple decided to have their pre-wedding shoot at Jaisalmer. This allowed them to experience the best of both worlds—a desert backdrop filled with palaces for the prewedding and the serene mountainous surroundings for their wedding.

The two-day wedding extravaganza in Rishikesh commenced with a vibrant mehndi carnival and was followed by the sangeet ceremony. The second day included the haldi ceremony and culminated with a late evening wedding. We were enthralled by the beauty of this wedding held on the banks of the Ganges, amidst the lush greenery of the Garhwal mountain ranges. The stunning venue provided us with countless photo opportunities. In addition, shooting in the gentle sunlight of the chilly sweater-weather was an absolute delight. The images ahead will showcase the magic and romance of Akanksha and Saransh’s breathtaking destination wedding where the serenity of the mountains met the elegance of traditions, resulting in an unforgettable celebration of love.