Ragini’s Outfits: Bhartis (Mehndi), Vaishali S Couture (Musical Night), Wrap and Weft By Sagarika Rai (Wedding)
Jewellery: Mehta Emporium
MUA: Ritika Turakhia
Hair: Bhavna Turakhia
Decor: New Raj Decor
Planners: ANS Entertainment
Venue: JW Sahar, Mumbai
Ragini and Farooq’s Mumbai wedding was a super intimate one. Most inter-faith weddings have a back story and challenges that a couple has surmounted to arrive at their wedding day. Such was Ragini and Farooq’s tale too. They met when they were working together at the same firm. As destiny had planned, they became quite thick over time. When Farooq proposed he didn’t even ask Ragini for a response and as he knew there was no way that she would refuse. Such was their bond.
Their wedding was an almost secret affair. Most of their extended families, friends and colleagues were unaware of it. Both set of parents had approved their marriage after a lot of convincing and as soon as the parents said a yes, the couple started planning this private wedding with just 25 of their closest family and friends. Their entire wedding with all the planning, detailing and shopping was planned in flat one and half months. Though the wedding was an intimate one, the couple didn’t want to skip on any details. Each and every element of the wedding, from the decor to the catering to the outfits was beautifully planned and curated by Ragini with help from the wedding planners.
The wedding celebrations started off with a vibrant mehndi and flowed into a casual musical evening with a band performing and a dance floor for everyone to have some fun. The next day, the couple had a civil wedding at the local court followed by traditional vedic rituals held under a gorgeous bougainvillea adorned mandap. This was followed by a western style dinner reception with speeches by the couple, their family members and friends. Ragini and Farooq’s wedding was two days of laughter, warmth, love, good vibes, merriment with of course some tears. We as a team became as much part of their event as any other guest. We loved witnessing their dreams coming true and were glad to be the ones to document it.