• 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 at work and they both felt the instant chemistry between them. After a couple of years of dating, when Nimit proposed, Anjali naturally said a yes. This Dubai based couple wanted to host a wedding in India as they wanted to include their extended families living in India in the wedding celebrations. The wedding date was in April but Anjali had her heart set on an outdoor destination wedding. Keeping in mind the the hot summers of Indian plains, she chose the cool mountains of Mahabaleshwar as the destination for their wedding.

Their event started with an intimate Mehndi for the bride held in the hotel laws, which turned into cosy gathering of close friends and family. The bulk of wedding guests arrived the following morning and 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 join in the wedding celebrations. All their main events including the Sangeet and Wedding ceremony, were scheduled at outdoor venues. But as luck would have it, it started raining unseasonably in April. The Sangeet had to be shifted to an indoor venue at the last minute. The couple were initially disappointed but started having a great time once the event got underway and everyone started having fun.

The wedding ceremony the following day was to take place under a gorgeous flower adorned outdoor mandap. Nimit arrived for the baraat in a horse-drawn 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. Anjali was about to make her entry when it started raining again and wouldn’t stop! To the chagrin of the couple, the ceremony again had to be moved indoors. The unseasonal showers on both days had dampened the bride’s dream wedding. But when Anjali entered the hurriedly set-up mandap and locked eyes with Nimit, all her disappointments vanished. All that mattered was that they were together. The rain-Gods couldn’t defeat their spirit.

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