Luxury

6 Things we Loved from Ayesha & Arjun's Dream Wedding at an off-beat Venue

Surbhi Gupta, 30 May 2018

When childhood lovers, Ayesha and Arjun, decided to tie the knot at their gorgeous ancestral property The Royal Elm in Kajrat, it was no less than a dreamy affair. A picturesque lake flowing through lush green mountains in a serene backdrop ensured a beautiful start to their journey together.

The Doli Diary worked round the clock for one whole year to bring Ayesha & Arjun's vision of a dream wedding to reality. Undoubtedly, this wedding extravaganza that lasted for 3 days had every single detail done to perfection. We are bringing to you the 6 most amazing elements of this wedding that we have been absolutely crushing on:

1. The very detailed Decor

The Doli Diary and Dreamkraft have literally outdone themselves at this larger than life wedding. Each and every corner was minutely detailed and designed. The right pop of colors was used to give each function a distinct look. The bride aptly calls it every bit out of her own fairytale. We have had a re-run through them over and over again. 

Mehendi Decor

Colourful indoor mehndi decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Grafiti mehndi decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Mehndi decor with lots of colours and prints
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Outdoor mehndi decor with fresh florals
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

Reception Decor

Light pink & sage Reception Decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Beautiful reception Decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Floral wreath cum photobooth at Reception
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

2. The “Niki Beach” pool party

This beach party had us at the Niki Beach theme and the Flamingo tubes. Middle eastern elements were further added to this fun soiree through scarves, belly dancing belts and masseuers. And just like this wasn’t enough there were personalised giveaways and interactive food & Drinks. Waow! We are surely stealing all the ideas from this one.

Pool party decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Quirky sinages for pool party
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Floral installations
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Welcome drinks with tags
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Personalized goodies
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Pool-side wedding decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Pool party decor with drapes
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
DIY pool side decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Outdoor decor for pool party
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Flamingo & Unicorn boats for pool party
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

There were personalised details incorporated into this grand celebration by the family themselves. The interactive and entertaining elements added a completely fresh and young vibe throughout. 

Foot spa session at weddings
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Fortune cookies as wedding favors
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Pinwheel games at weddings
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

3. Bollywood themed Sangeet Night

From the brides bollywood entry to the kitschy thumkas during the performances, everything about this sangeet had us rolling. Look at THAT Decor! Just how the bride sums it in one word, “Magical”. 

Hashtag Monogram
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Sangeet stage decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Sangeet decor
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Sangeet entrance decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Bridal entry with cold pyros
Sangeet dance performance
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Sangeet dance performance
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Couple dance performance for sangeet
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

4. Bride’s headturner Outfits

The bride wore the prettiest outfits to all of her wedding functions. Each outfit is #bridegoals in itself, but our personal favorite is the bridal lehenga. As the bride gushes, “ I was sure that I wanted a benarasi lehenga for my wedding as I was never a fan of too much zardozi.” A point well noted, we love Banarasi bridal lehengas just as much!

Haldi outfit by Payal Khandwala
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Pool Party outfit by Farah Sanjana
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Mehendi outfit by Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor/ Floral Jewellery by Srishti
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Sangeet outfit by Manish Malhotra
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Reception outfit by Manish Malhotra
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Wedding outfit by Tarun Tahiliani
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

5. The Mehendi giveaways flown in straight from Jaipur

Silk thread bangles for mehndi favors
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Silk thread bracelets and earrings
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai

6. An ancestral Farmhouse turned into a Wedding Venue

The Royal Elm in Karjat was beautifully turned into a wedding venue. This beautiful ancestral farmhouse, overlooking a lake, picturesque mountains and lush greens was a great venue choice. It did complete justice to the grandeur of the wedding festivities. 

Lake side wedding venue
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Royal wedding venue by the lake
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Lake-side Mandap decor
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Wedding walkway
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Couple shoot at weddings
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
Couple portraits
Shot by The Wedding Salad, Mumbai
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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Planners: The Doli DiaryPhotographers: The Wedding Salad | Cinematographer: Romesh Dhamija Productions | Decor: DreamzkraftVenue: The Royal Elm | Invitation & Stationery Design: The Papier Project | Bride's Haldi Outfit: Payal Khandwala | Brides Mehendi Outfit: Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor | Bride's Floral Jewellery: Floral Art by SrishtiBride's Pool Party Outfit: Farah Sanjana | Bride's Sangeet Outfit: Manish Malhotra | Bride's Wedding outfit: Tarun Tahiliani | Bride's Reception Outfit: Manish MalhotraMake up & Hair: Varsha Gidwani & Ritika Hairstylist

What ideas are you stealing from this wedding? Let us know in the comments below!