• Venue: Evershine Keys Prima Resort
  • MUA: Kajol Paswwan
  • Bride’s Outfits: Priya Chhabaria, Reet by Bhavna and Shweta
  • Groom’s Outfits: Vavci Dubai

Anjali and Nimit met each other at work. From the moment they met, they couldn’t deny their instant chemistry. When Nimit proposed, Anjali immediately said a yes. This Dubai based couple wanted to host a wedding in India to include their extended families in their wedding celebrations. Anjali’s wedding was scheduled in April but she wanted an outdoor destination wedding. She chose the cool mountains of Mahabaleshwar as the destination for her wedding to avoid the hot summers of Indian plains.

Their event started with an outdoor mehndi for the bride which turned into cosy gathering of close friends and family. The guest were set to arrive the next morning and the mehndi ceremony was a precursor to the main wedding celebrations. The couple welcomed their guests with a poolside brunch. They exchanged rings and interacted with the guests, many of whom had travelled from various parts of the country and globe to attend their wedding. The sangeet was initially scheduled to be an outdoor event but had to be moved indoors at the last minute because of nonseasonal showers. Though couple and the guests were initially disappointed, once the sangeet got underway, everyone had a great time.

The wedding ceremony was to be held in a gorgeous flower adorned outdoor mandap. The groom arrived for the baraat in a horse carriage. The baraatis had a gala time dancing non-stop for hours without a break and everyone was in a celebratory mood after the extended baraat. Just as the bride was about to enter, it started raining (again!). The ceremony had to be hurriedly shifted indoors. The nonseasonal rain on both days had dampened Anjali and Nimit’s dream outdoor wedding. But when Anjali entered the hurriedly set-up mandap and locked eyes with Nimit, all their disappointments vanished. All that mattered was that they were here and were going to be together forever. They no longer cared about the rain or the decor! The rain-Gods couldn’t defeat their spirit.

The wrath of the rain-Gods and all the last minute chaos kept our team on its toes. It was a challenging event but we had a great time shooting with this friendly couple.