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 has become more or less redundant in current times. Akanksha and Saransh’s destination wedding at Rishikesh was proof-enough that this line still holds true for atleast some couples. Akanksha and Saransh both hail from business families and their match was arranged by their parents. When they met, the couple realized that despite being raised in different cities, their values, cultures, belief systems and family foundations were quite similar. Instinctively, Akanksha knew that this was the right match for her. Likewise, even Saransh felt that this was the right partner for him. Despite being two people with completely different personalities they somehow fit together perfectly.

Akanksha had always dreamt of having a royal big fat Indian wedding. When she and Saransh got engaged, they planned on getting married in Rajasthan for the royal vibes. With the pandemic hitting Rajasthan in a major way, their families decided to postpone the wedding till things settle. Eventually, they realized that the pandemic was here to stay. They decided to give Rajasthan a skip and instead decided to host their wedding amidst the mountains of Rishikesh with a smaller guest list and taking as many precautions as possible.

To give a royal Rajasthani vibe to their wedding celebrations, the couple chose to do their pre-wedding shoot at Jaisalmer. That ways they had the best of both worlds, a prewedding in the desert and palaces and a wedding amidst the cool mountains of Garhwal. Their two day wedding at Rishikesh started a Mehndi-cum-Carnival followed by a Tikka-Sangeet ceremony. They had the Haldi ceremony and a late evening wedding on the second day. We loved capturing this beautiful wedding held at the banks of the Ganges amidst the verdant mountains of Garhwal. The property itself was stunning and provided us with a lot of photo-ops but the best part was shooting in the lovely mellow sunlight in chilly sweater-weather.