Tanmayee’s Outfits: Seema Khan (Mehndi), Kalki Fashion (Haldi), Kanakavalli Chennai (Wedding), Anita Dongre (Reception)
Jewellery: Tanishq, Minerali
Mandar’s Outfits: Shop-In Studio
MUA: Kunjan Nanda (Mehndi-Haldi), Lekha Shah (Wedding)
Decor: Wedding Verve
Venue: Taj Gateway Hotel, Nashik
Tanmayee and Mandar’s destination wedding became a reality thanks to Tanmayee’s mother, who played matchmaker and convinced them of their perfect compatibility. Tanmayee is an architect and was based in Pune at that time while Mandar was a chef and was based in Canada. She was initially skeptical about the match due to the different backgrounds, professions, and geographical distances but she decided to give Mandar a chance at her mother’s insistence.
The couple began catching up on chats and gradually found they had a lot in common. What started as chats turned into long-distance calls which soon became more frequent and lengthy. Then came the pivotal moment when Mandar surprised Tanmayee by flying to India to meet her in person. Just a few hours together and even their smallest doubts dissipated, bringing much joy and relief to both families. The countdown to the wedding had begun!
Tanmayee had meticulously planned every aspect of her dream wedding, right from the decor to the dress code for her guests. The mehndi ceremony was an intimate yet extravagant affair, perfectly reflecting her envisioned colors and themes. Special mehndi-themed desserts were commissioned, adding a delightful touch and adding to the aesthetics of the event. The haldi ceremony exuded elegance, with all the ladies dressed in traditional Kasavu sarees from Kerala. The cream and golden hues of the sarees beautifully complemented the vibrant yellow of turmeric, creating a stunning visual contrast.
The couple tied the knot in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony. Their wedding had one of the most picturesque setting for the saptapadi ritual. Seven plump roses, each adorned with a betel-nut, were carefully placed on a bed of flowers, creating a captivating pathway for the couple. As the ritual commenced, guests showered them with flower petals from both sides, creating a visual spectacle for everyone present. For us as photographers, it was an absolute delight to capture these breathtaking moments.