Its great always great to see a traditional wedding, and this is a right royal Indian affir, set a the Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Wedding was planned by Anita Patel and Ranjna Kashyap from Tania-Tapel.
How and where did you meet?
We met two years ago at a wedding – literally ran into each other on the porch, under a very bright light, in the brides’ house – a true “hum apke hain kaun” moment! Love at first collision and things have never been the same again! J! And they get better each day!
How did you plan your wedding?
As soon as we got engaged i.e. Jatinder asked me to marry him we decided on a short engagement. In addition, finding dates that everybody was available was proving to be difficult as we had family from all over (UK, Kenya, Zurich, Canada and India) – so we picked one weekend in January for the civil marriage (out of a hat), we used that same date in the following month to start the Indian wedding customs and festivities. That was the beginning – it has been an exciting rollercoaster from then on.
How you chose your venues in India? (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)
A group of us attended Jatinders' friends wedding in Jaipur last August, we had such a great time together, it was our first trip and it was really romantic - so we decided to come back as the place had so many beautiful memories, to tie the knot and start our new life together, and bring the family too to share it all! - And what more reason could there be - after all Jaipur is the "pink" city!!!
Were there any particularly memorable moments?
an unforgettable priceless experience was when we were at an old palace (City Palace - now museum), having our pictures taken in our wedding outfits– all the visitors there thought we were celebrities – they forgot all about the museum and started taking our pictures – one even asked Jatinder for his autograph! We certainly felt like royalty!
How you plan/chose your outfit?
As we were in Rajasthan I thought I would go with all the bright colours, so I went for a traditional red lengha, embroidered with brass gold thread with a green and orange border, with a net duppata - complete with Swarovski crystals all over - as I still wanted the bling!
The highlight was the jewellery - full bridal set - always wanted a big "jummer" - it was all custom made as I wanted to match the little bit of green in my lengha - even got them to make the matching anklets and tikka! Felt all very majestic and regal once on with the outfit and Jatinder next to me in his outfit - you should see the pictures. – To finish it off perfectly I arrived at the Gurdwara in a burgundy Vintage Morris car.
What did the groom wear?
For the Indian wedding in Jaipur, the groom worn a Traditional Indian grooms’ outfit – “sherwani”– cream overall coat with light red embroidery to match bridal lengha, matching shoes and red turban.
How you themed your wedding and reception?
On the wedding day itself we conducted the Sehra Bandhani, Anand Karaj, Wedding lunch and then the Evening Wedding Reception was conducted at the hotels pool side where a larger than life chess board & chess piece set was the setting for this event. Our theme here was uncomplicated and chic and elegant.
After the ceremony at the Gurdwara we arrived at our reception venue, Jai Mahal Palace in true Indian style...on a traditionally decorated Indian elephant!
Thanks to Anita Patel for the pictures www.tania-tapel.com