• Tanmayeeโ€™s Outfits: Seema Khan (Mehndi), Kalki Fashion (Haldi), Kanakavalli Chennai (Wedding), Anita Dongre (Reception)
  • Tanmayee’s Jewellery: Tanishq, Minerali
  • Mandarโ€™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 came to fruition all because of Tanmayee’s mom. She was the matchmaker for this couple and convinced them that they were perfect for each other. When her mother suggested this match, Tanmayee was quite skeptical about the whole thing. She and Mandar came from different backgrounds, professions and the geographical distances between the two wasn’t of any help either. Tanmayee was an Architect and was based in Pune. Mandar was a Chef and though he was from Mumbai, he was working in Canada. But her mom insisted that she give this a shot and she agreed.

The couple started chatting and gradually got to know each other. The chats transitioned into long distance calls which became lengthy and lengthier. One day, Mandar decided to fly down to India to surprise Tanmayee. It was the first time they were meeting each other in person. A couple of hours in each other’s company and their fate was sealed and both families could cheer and relax.

Tanmayee had meticulously planned all the details of her dream wedding, everything from decor down to the dress code for the guests. Her Mehndi was an intimate yet extravagant event. She had visualised the colours and theme for the event and had even commissioned ‘mehndi themed’ deserts. The Haldi was an elegant affair with all the ladies in traditional Kasavu sarees from Kerala. These cream and golden sarees provided the perfect backdrop for the pop of mustard and yellow hues of turmeric at the ceremony.

The couple tied the knot in a traditional Maharashtrian ceremony and had the most picturesque ‘sapta-padi’ set-up. Seven plump roses, each with a betel-nut at the centre were placed on a carpet of flowers which formed the walk-way for the sapta-padi. As the ritual got underway, guests showered the couple with flower petals from both side. It was a visual treat for the guests and a delight for us as photographers to capture these stunning moments.