• Venue: Taj Gateway
  • MUA: Kunjan Nanda (Mehndi-Haldi), Lekha Shah (Wedding)
  • Bride’s Outfits: Seema Khan (Mehndi), Kalki Fashion (Haldi), Kanakavalli Chennai (Wedding), Anita Dongre (Reception)
  • Jewellery: Tanishq, Minerali
  • Groom’s Outfits: Shop-In Studio
  • Decor: Wedding Verve

Tanmayee was introduced to Mandar’s by her mom. She was initially sceptical about him and the geographical distance between the two didn’t help. She was based in Pune while he was in Canada. They gradually started getting to know each other through lengthy phone calls. One day, Mandar decided to fly down to India to surprise Tanmayee. The moment they met in person, they knew that their fate was sealed! Tanmayee is quite artistic and had meticulously planned all the details of her wedding – the decor, colour themes and even the dress code for the guests.

The mehndi was an intimate yet extravagant event. The bride had visualised the colour theme and even commissioned ‘mehndi themed’ deserts to treat her guests. There were cupcakes and macaroons in theme colours and cookies in the shape of hands with mehndi designs on them. Quite exquisite and unique! The haldi was an elegant affair with the bride and all the ladies wearing traditional Kasavu sarees from Kerala. These cream and golden sarees provided the perfect neutral backdrop to the pop of mustard and yellow hues. The couple tied the knot in a Maharashtrian wedding ceremony held under a beautiful flower-adorned outdoor mandap.

The couple had planned the most exquisite ‘saptapadi’ ceremony. A carpet of flower petals was laid out with seven plump roses placed in a straight line a few feet from each other. Each rose had a betel-nut in its centre. As the saptapadi got underway, guests showered the couple with flower petals from both side. This made for such a vibrant frame with the backdrop of an azure sky and the bride in a richly hued saree! Their event concluded with a ‘meet-n-greet’ styled reception for which the groom arrived on a horse with a band-baja baraat. The bride arrived under a phoolon-ki-chadar held by her brothers who wore coordinated safas and dupattas matching the bride’s red lehenga.

We love shooting outdoor weddings as the pictures end up having vibrant hues with brilliant undertones because of the natural light. The bride’s choice of colours for her wedding decor and attire brought out such an impressive contrast of colours. This wedding was a thorough visual delight.