Sweethearts! Allow your hearts to skip a beat as we unveil the transcendent tale of Megha & Rajiv's wedding. The Antica Fattoria di Paterno offered an ambrosial backdrop, a canvas adorned by the exquisite planning and design from Michela Valcaccia. Megha was the epitome of grace and elegance, enveloped in a breathtaking Manish Malhotra ensemble. Antonella Macaluso's touch had rendered her a goddess, her makeup and hair flawless as her soul, which has been in eternal love with Rajiv. Mainardi Fiori transformed the venue into a romantic haven. Haveli Indian Catering curated a gastronomic symphony that harmonized perfectly with the couple's heritage. A cascade of saccharine delights flowed from the hands of Le Cirque Firenze, each cake and treat a testament to the sweetness of their love. We cannot forget the euphoric tunes that filled the air, choreographed to perfection by Calibar. Chi Chi Illustrations was responsible for the personalized pack of playing cards and the personalized vintage Italian postcards. To ensure that this day would forever be etched into the annals of love, The Wedding Filmmakers captured each look, touch, and smile in a way that transcended the very essence of visual storytelling. The film was a visual recording and a soulful capture of moments that translate into everlasting memories. You'll love it!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
Rajiv proposed on 23rd October 2021, just over a year after we first met. He had organized a spa day at the Corinthia Hotel in London, which is one of my favorite spas - we got pampered with lots of treatments and a lovely lunch. We then changed location to the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane. He asked me to be ready at 5.45 pm and meet him on the top floor of the hotel. When the lift doors opened, I could hear our song “Electric” by Alina Baraz & Khalid playing. I followed the path of white rose petals on the floor to the main room. There were photo frames of us and little gifts to collect along the way. When I opened the doors to the main room, I found Rajiv in the middle on one knee. The whole room was covered in white rose petals, with Polaroids of our dates hanging on fairy light strings and candles everywhere. The view of the London skyline in the background as the sun was setting was amazing. He had hired a saxophone player to play our favorite songs live in the background. He had also hired our wedding photographers to capture the proposal as well! It was the best moment of my life. Afterward, we went to Amaya, an Indian restaurant, for dinner; as a surprise, he had organized a private dinner with our immediate families. From there, we headed to a nearby bar for a final celebratory drink - I didn’t know Rajiv had organized another surprise after party this time to celebrate with all of our friends! It was perfect :)
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear traditional red and Manish Malhotra as I love his Indian wedding lenghas. I went to his store in Delhi and had the best experience playing dress up. I found my perfect Lengha there and knew it immediately.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We have heard that guests loved our attention to the smaller details - we had written personalized vintage Italian postcards by hand to go into each guest's welcome bag when they arrived for the wedding. We had personalized tote bags made with our logo for guests to use to transport their belongings to the various events. Guests still use this as a reusable shopping bag today. We also had a personalized pack of playing cards (our family are keen card players), a personalized wooden vintage handheld fan, and personalized do-not-disturb signs for the wedding guests. We also had a whole range of Italian snacks and wines for guests to enjoy in their rooms. We had water guns for the Haldi, which guests also loved!
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
We wrote our own personal vows, so hearing those out loud was really special. The moment we said ‘I Do’ and became husband and wife meant a lot. The whole theme of our wedding was “From Dreams To Reality,” and it was amazing to see all our ideas come to life against the beautiful Tuscan backdrop.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
The day flies by, and before you know it, it will have already become a memory. Be in the present and savor every moment. Don’t let any of the small stresses get to you. You’ll cherish these memories forever, and you want them to be full of smiles.
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