Shaili And Mahesh, Story From Sunday Brunch to Wedding!
Bride Story 🙂 Mahesh and I met in April 2017, we went for brunch on a Sunday because he was leaving for India the next week. After brunch we continued to chat for 3 weeks while he was gone and went on our second date once he was back and that was basically it. 6 months later we decided we wanted to get married, our parents met and chose Jan 2019 for our wedding.
We wanted an outdoor wedding away from the craziness of Mumbai. Most of my friends and family were traveling from Mumbai or NY so we wanted it to be accessible for everyone. Food was also a huge priority for my family so we needed to be at a location that could work with us to deliver the best food possible for our guests. We considered Pune, Kajrat, and the Hilton shilim but fell in love with the location and the food at Radisson Blu.
Convenience was a huge factor. We didn’t want our international guests to hop on yet another flight to attend our wedding. The ferry from Mumbai takes only 45 minutes and runs pretty frequently. Also, we wanted a place that was less humid and congested compared to Mumbai and had alot of outdoor space.
We had a master chef event to kick off the wedding celebrations with our close friends where we gave traditional spice boxes to our guests. I designed a recipe book on how to use these spices together to make a few popular Indian dishes that was also gifted along with this box.We then had a hot sauce competition at the mehendi. As a trained designer I was also very picky about the decorations for each event. Tiranjali and Purvi quickly understood my aesthetics and came up with great ideas that would work for all the events and best represent us as a couple.
Day 1, Close family arrived, master chef event in the evening.
Day 2, Games themed mehendi
We wanted it to be chill and interactive, we had a hot sauce competition during this event.
Sangeet at night with a magician as the live entertainment. (Mahesh and I both enjoy magic shows) We had a photo-booth where you can print your photos since we wanted a way for our guests to take back memories from the event.
Day 3, Haldi
We had traditional dhunuchi dance performance as I come from a bengali background. For the lunch we served both traditional bengali and marwari food as homage to our culture
Wedding – Traditional Bengali wedding
We didn’t want to give any of our guests a strict dress code, we wanted people to come and have fun. Any memorable moments, fun anecdotes, etc. that you’d like to share?
Reception – Fairy-tale/Happily ever after rustic themed reception with Bollyjazz as the live entertainment. (Mahesh and I both enjoy jazz music)
Outfit details : Mehendi Outfit for bride : Anamika khanna & Groom custom stitched | Sangeet Outfit for bride : Falguni Shane Peacock & Groom custom stitched | Pheras Outfit for bride : Sabyasachi & Groom custom stitched