• 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’s mother introduced her to Mandar. Tanmayee was sceptical about the match and the geographical distance between the two didn’t help. She was based in Pune and 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 her. After they met in person and spent time together, they knew there was no looking back. Tanmayee is an artist and had meticulously planned all the details of her dream wedding – the decor, colour themes and even the dress code for the guests. Her Mehndi was an intimate yet extravagant event. She had visualised the colour theme, decor and had commissioned ‘mehndi themed’ deserts. There were cupcakes and macarons in theme colours and cookies in the shape of hands with mehndi designs on them.

Tanmayee’s Haldi was an elegant affair. The ladies were all dressed in traditional Kasavu sarees from Kerala. These cream and golden sarees provided the perfect backdrop for the pop of mustard and yellow hues at the ceremony. The couple tied the knot in a traditional Maharashtrian wedding ceremony. They had an exquisite ‘saptapadi’ ritual. Seven plump roses with a betel-nut in the centre were placed a few feet from each other on a carpet of flower petals. As the saptapadi got underway, guests showered the couple with flower petals from both side. It was a visual treat and photographer’s delight to capture.