Adjectives fall short to describe the magnanimity of this wedding which was almost dreamlike in every which way! Harpreet and Japinder celebrated their wedding in Dubai at the Versace Hotel, known for its unmatched elegance and luxury which was entirely booked for 4 days, with so much pomp and splendour. Every function topped the previous one with so much class leaving us in awe. From the bride’s ball gown with a 5-metre trail to mehndi in a yacht with Dubai skyline to a wonderful rose petal shower from the helicopter- their wedding extravaganza was definitely something the guests won’t stop gushing over for decades. Japinder is a Film Director, Producer & CEO of JAP Films and the Editor-in-Chief of Singh & Kaur Magazine. Like every single bride-to-be, Japinder too wanted to look like a beautiful princess for her wedding.
She got designers like Manish Malhotra, Dar Sara High Fashion, Faraz Manan on board who personally understood her vision and curated her dream outfits according to her personality and not just the on-going trends & we can’t take our eyes off of them! It was a fairy-tale wedding, to say the least.
Scroll down to see how the talented team of The Wedding Salad brought Harpreet and Japinder’s larger than life (literally) wedding celebrations to life.
The ring ceremony was dripping with romance. Inspired by the 17th century architecture of the hotel, a scallop handwork Ballroom gown with a 5-meter trail and conicals all around, was carefully crafted by Fadi and Jihan of Dar Sara High Fashion who worked round the clock to bring this masterpiece to life helping Japinder fulfil her dream of looking like a stunning princess walking her way like a red carpet diva. The couple entered with imitation snow and low fog falling gently on them with an orchestra playing romantic music in the background as the couple walked down the aisle, setting the mood just right. Harpreet got down on his knees and proposed to her with a 10-carat wedding ring and subsequently, they did their first dance to Japinder’s favourite song, “Janam Janam” from the movie Dilwale. They cut a 6 feet Versace cake and 25 L of champagne was popped all night in the celebrations. Sophie Choudry, a famous Bollywood singer, performed live and made the night even more happening.
Sailing amidst the serene waters whilst soaking in the sun with the stunning Dubai skyline as a backdrop makes for a magical Mehndi ceremony. To go with the whole sunkissed theme- the colours of the bride’s outfit were kept all bright like yellows and deep greens embellished with 3D peacocks and glimmering sequins designer by Shaveta and Anuj label, Ghungat. The bride's outfit weighed about 20 kilos and was embellished with matt gold dabka work. It took the designers almost 6 months to curate the outfit as each thread was hand-woven with tanzanites completing this traditional yet contemporary look.
Highlight of the event: A spectacular 400 kg never-ending rose petal shower from the helicopter on the roof of the yacht, organized by Tarnpreet (the bride’s brother)
The night before the real wedlock was a spectacular one. It was a starry setting with a classic ambience. Meet Bros, the famous music director duo mesmerized everyone with their performances. The bride looked surreal in a personalized deep purple pure badla work lehenga showing off a handsome trail with Swarovskis, tassels and sequins designed by the Bollywood designer maestro, Manish Malhotra who sat with her and sketched out her vision and transformed her bridal look into something that has never been seen before, adding the royal touch of a majestic crown to her look. Japinder wore a real ivory chura made out of haathi-danth, a heritage passed on from her mother and stunning gold tasselled kaleere. The jewellery was kept contrasting to her lehenga, by Farah Khal Ali, consisting of deep maroon rubies worth a whopping 175 carat. The groom also looked dapper in Rohit Bal designed velvet royal blue sherwani embellished with floral work and a contrasting purple turban.
This the moment when then the two of them tied the knot in an early morning ritual at the Gurudwara. Japinder chose to go with a customized Sharara, designed by Pakistan's designer icon, Faraz Manan because she wanted to keep it traditional without wearing a lehenga at the gurudwara. With long sleeves, knee length kurta with a long trail and dupatta, this gold embellished coral sharara looked so fresh and so chic. For jewellery, she chose a heavy Polki set (over 120 carats) with real Burmese rubies and Zambian emeralds and gold kaleere. She opted for a light and natural makeup with no contouring. The groom also sported an ivory sherwani by Faraz Manan with turban and dupatta matching to the bride’s outfit colour.
“We met through Harpreet's mom and absolutely connected with comfort and excitement both, right from the first moment. The proposal was a very serene one at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Delhi, on a chilly morning at 3 am.”
“When Tarnpreet (Film producers and bride's brother) was coordinating on the walkie-talkie with the helicopter pilot for coordinate coordination while the rose petal shower was going on for better precision. It was a lot of fun and never-ending shower."
Photographers: The Wedding Salad | Videography: Weddarazzi Films | Venue, Catering & Accommodation: Palazzo Versace Dubai | Bride Outfits: Ring Ceremony - Dar Sara High Fashion, Mehndi - Ghungat by Shaveta & Anuj, Baraat - Manish Malhotra, Laavan - Faraz Manan | Jewellery: Farah Khan World | Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Gina | Groom Outfits: Mehndi & Baraat - Rohit Bal, Laavan - Faraz Manan | Bridesmaids Outfits: Manish Malhotra and Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla | Hair & Makeup Artist: Noreen Shah (Pakistani, Dubai) | Wedding Planner: Love Details Events | Wedding Decor & Hire: Lebanese decor by Dantel Flowers | Cake: Palazzo Versace | Invitations/Stationery: Versace | Entertainment (Band/DJ): Sophie Chaudhary, Meet Bros, DJ Shadow & Dj Hani