Hello, ladies! Are you ready for a new love story filled with magic, romance, and charm? If so, you cannot miss today's wedding coming to us all the way from Mumbai, India. When Niyati & Chaitanya decided they wanted to tie the knot in India, they knew that their wedding celebration had to be extraordinary to keep up with the beauty that India has to offer. And just by taking a glance at the shots captured by Essential Studios, we can agree that this celebration exceeded all expectations! From the Sangeet ceremony held at the Aqaba, to the closing gala celebrated at the Nehru Centre, everything was amazing! All guests received an elegant and spectacular invite crafted by Customizing Creativity to attend this wedding bash. And we already know that this talented team is well-known for its colorful, delicate, and unique designs. And this time it was no exception! After the pre-wedding ceremonies, this lovely young couple took their love to the Jade Garden to tie the knot and start a lifetime of happiness and marriage. Each ceremony and celebration overflowed with so much beauty and flair that it was almost impossible to describe. Still, it was our gorgeous Maharani who stole the show! She looked like a goddess throughout the entire celebrations, thanks to Meera Mehta, who did a phenomenal work taking care of Niyati's beauty needs. She looked so ravishing that we cannot stress how much we loved her bridal look! If you want to keep enjoying today's lovely wedding, don't miss the gallery that we have prepared for today. We are sure you are going to love it!
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
Chaitanya and I studied in the same school but were never in the same group until we met again in class 12th tuitions and it all began from there.
We started dating in 2010. We used to meet almost everyday and for both of us it was our first relationship that we were ever in. He had even introduced me to his family almost in a week's time!
we have literally grown together, matured together, gone through ups and downs together, but we NEVER wanted to give up on each other! That is what made both of us realise that this was it. This is what keeps us going yet after so many years.
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
So since we had been dating for quite a long time. it was time to make things official. So in 2017, Chaitanya and i with a few of our cousins took a trip to Dubai. I had no clue what was in store for me. The first night in Dubai, he took me to the Palazzo Versace hotel where he had booked a suite. This was it. As soon as i entered that suite, the whole floor read "WILL YOU MARRY ME?' in rose petals. The next thing i see was Chaitanya on his knees with a ring in his hand asking me to marry him. To be honest, i froze for a moment until i heard someone say GO and after a big YES, we partied all night. Thats how he proposed me.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Our wedding took place on 10th February,2019. We had good enough time to plan our wedding and give importance to details. We also didn't want too many functions. we mainly had 2 functions - Mehendi followed by a Sangeet and then the next day was the Wedding.
Since our wedding was in the month of February, we wanted open venues for our functions as the weather in Mumbai would have been really nice. We first went to Jade Garden, Worli, and all our family members loved it and we even finalised it in a weeks time!
As for the Mehendi & Sangeet venue, we closed in on Aqaba.
Since i am not too fond of make-up, I wanted my make up artist to be absolutely minimal on me and Meera Mehta executed it perfectly. i was very very happy with all my looks!.
For the outfits, i always wanted a traditional look for both my functions.
For me, jewellery also played a very important role. I did have something particular in mind. Once i entered the first store, i got exactly what i was looking for and went ahead with it
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
Unlike most of the brides who choose red for the wedding day, I wanted something different.
I always wanted to wear an ivory or a gold lehenga. After a lot of visits to many stores, I finally got the lehenga that i always wanted! The colour was what i had imagined and so i went ahead with it. It was my wedding lehenga and I continued to wear the same with a different draping for my reception.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I always wanted be there in every step of the planning process because this time never comes back and i wanted to enjoy it to the fullest! A lot of people were helping me to make my special day even more memorable for me. We started planning a lot in advance so we could give special attention to every detail. And just planning your wedding is truly enjoyable in its own way!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
So on our wedding day, we did want to do something different, Something unique which not many would have witnessed often. So,we created this food concept called "Bharat Bhraman" with the Chef which would take the guests through all of INdia's states and highlights each states' staple food! WE had a map of India drawn out with its staple dish! And, till date we still get a lot of praises for that menu.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There are a lot of moments that play in your head specially when you think about your wedding day.
For me, it was that moment when i was walking towards the mandap. He was sitting right there. All those butterflies in your stomach come right back. All those 9 years of dating have finally come down to this ONE day that we both have ALWAYS waited for! It was just overwhelming and both of us were in tears when we just right there together in the mandap!
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
For the decor of all my functions, I was blessed to have my sister-in-law Disha with me. She just went ahead with what she thought would look good and i absolutely trusted her judgement.
She alongwith Aditi Hamlai (Fireflies DEcor) at Aqaba came up with a royal theme. It was all about a combination of red and gold and vintage frames. Aditi understood exactly what we wanted and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her!
For the wedding day, it was again all Disha with the decorators GAurav and Priya (Saffron celebrations). This time they came up with an Enchanted Forest theme.
GAurav and Priya had a Fabulous job with my mandap and my reception backdrop. It was full of baby breaths and flowers! I was absolutely in love with the decor on that day. It all looked so pretty!
With Saffron Celebrations, it all got decided so smoothly and the OUTCOME says it all! IN fact. the guests were in absolute awe of the decor too!!
also, for the house decor, I always wanted dream catchers to be a part of the decor. Trinketree by Ushvi Shah came to my rescue and made me some some really pretty dreamcatchers- just the way i wanted them!
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Try to enjoy the whole process of planning your wedding but also try not to get stressed out. Remove some time with your partner to do stuff - go on dinner dates, go for a movie etc. ENJOY each and every moment because this time will never come back!
That is all for today, darlings. Make sure to join us tomorrow for more!