Our ever smiling bride Aina’s family is from Gwalior and Jaisimha’s family from Chennai. We knew it was going to be a beautiful cross of north meets south India. Our job was to make sure that all aspects of this fusion wedding blended with each other in perfect harmony. There were rituals for both sides of the families which were being conducted simultaneously. The South Indian rituals started early morning and seamlessly flowed into the mehendi function by brunch time. Guests enjoyed the typical North Indian street food alongside the dosa counters. Dholak and folk songs by Aina’s aunts added to the ambience.
The early morning wedding ceremony was a happy mix of traditions. The groom left for Kashi yatra and returned to the mandap on beats of Punjabi dhol along with a baraat. The red turbans of the north provided perfect contrast to the ivory gold of south. The South Indian wedding ceremony was followed by Bidaai songs and rituals.
With less than two months left for the wedding, we first started working on the guest lists, hospitality, and invitations. The guests were hosted at four different hotels – Lemon tree, Crowne Plaza, Ritz Carlton and Svenska. We helped the family and couple with caterers, make-up artists, choreographer, décor, mehendi artists, accommodation for guests, wedding stationery and lot of tiny detailing which goes into the making of a wonderful wedding.
We wish the lovely couple Aina and Jaisimha a lifetime of love, smiles and happiness!
Photographs by Studio 31