Tu mujhe Kabool!
Natasha, our Indian American bride and Tom our English groom married in a beautiful culturally infused Nikah followed by exchanging of rings.
The wedding celebrations kicked off with a very English style Hi-Tea reception by the pool side of ITC Windsor followed by Sangeet in the evening – at the Regency Hall of the same hotel.
The next day, the Mehendi ceremony took place on the Prince of Wales lawn at the Taj West End. The lawns were decorated with Moroccan lamps, carpets and poufs. Tom and some of the wedding guests played a bride’s side versus groom’s side cricket match on the Bangalore University grounds. The same evening we then organized Rehearsal Dinner at the Bangalore Club.
At the wedding the focal point of the ceremony was the mandap adorned with abundant fresh flowers, crystals and pearls. The aisle created for the entrance to the mandap was draped with champagne color fabric accentuated with abundant orchids, hydrangeas and crystals to match the bride’s ivory and purple lehenga. Background music with live sitar, tabla and flute complimented the ambiance.
The Nikkah ceremony on the Prince of Wales Lawn was followed by a seated dinner in the Queen Victoria Ballroom, which was completely transformed from the original purple color to traditional red and gold. The entrance to the ballroom was lined with rose petals and traditional Urlis. Upon arrival, the guests received metal handicraft Bidri boxes filled with nuts and sweets, a reminder of their time in India and the memorable celebration which they were a part of.
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Photos by Katha Images