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Celebrity stylist Eshaa Amiin tied the knot recently with her long time beau Siddharth Pradhan at an #IntimateWedding at ITC Maratha, and we're gushing over every detail, every outfit and every shot of this gorgeously quaint wedding. Scroll down below to find out more about this amazing wedding!
Eshaa & Siddharth's Story
Eshaa and Siddharth met through a mutual friend way back. At that time, the idea of being in a relationship with each other seemed unlikely. However, as time flew by, the couple met independently and connected. A couple of months later, they knew that they had found something that would last a lifetime.
When Siddharth proposed to Eshaa, she remembered being surprised more than ever. Eshaa was busy ranting about her bad day at work to him while dining at Townhall, when Siddharth had to stop her midway and pop the question, "The fact that he was patient enough to hear me out even when his plans were being hampered with stole my heart and indicated that he put me before himself.”
But when he did ask her to marry him, her excitement was as great as his and she finally said yes!
Eshaa & Siddharth's Wedding
Originally planned to be a nice beach wedding, with over 500 guests somewhere in May 2020, Eshaa and Siddharth's original wedding plans were much more elaborate and meant to be outdoors. However, due to COVID-19, they were forced to change their original plans and initially postpone the wedding for another two months. But when they realised that the pandemic wasn't going to end anytime soon, they decided to go ahead with an intimate wedding, adhering to all the required safety and hygiene norms.
So, with only 15 people from each side, the couple decided to hold their intimate wedding at ITC Maratha!
For the wedding arrangements, Eshaa herself agreed that the biggest challenge for them was sourcing fresh flowers for the decor. But, being a wedding stylist, with years of experience, Eshaa was able to arrange for things at a more accelerated pace. In regards to both her and the groom's outfit, most of the shopping was done online, due to the imposed lockdown at the time.
Turns out, this was possibly the most ideal time for the couple to tie the knot. As both Siddharth and Eshaa are busy individuals, this time which they were spending at home allowed them to fully concentrate on themselves and settle in. In the end, the wedding turned out to be a tough yet wise decision, making both of them quite happy with the way it turned out.
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For the Engagement function, Eshaa was dressed in a gorgeous offwhite lehenga with golden thread work and a deep neck, sleeveless blouse by Rajat Tangri. She paired the attire with a kundan encrusted choker with emerald dropstones. Siddharth, on the other hand, matched his bride-to-be in a similar off white kurta payjama with bandhgala neck. In full honesty, the couple was indeed a vision in white for us.
Eshaa's mehendi was a unique one, which she celebrated with her friends over a video call party! Hosted by friend and anchor Sachin Kumbhar, the bride's gang included close friends like Lara Dutta and singer Shibani Kashyap who sang a song for the couple! Matching the delightful intimate gathering, the bride opted to wear a comfortable yet chic black and pink lehenga with floral prints and a rich zari border in gold, matched with a plain green choli. What stood out was her statement jewellery, which comprised of a gorgeous maang tikka and huge contemporary jhumkas, making her look like a total dream!
Right before the pheras, for all the rituals before the wedding, Eshaa chose yet another beautiful lehenga, this tie in pure white by Falguni & Shane Peacock. With every inch of it covered in intricate embroidery, the lehenga was a jaw-dropping sight to witness, which she paired with a modish green and gold gemstone choker neckpiece.
Intialy, even for their small wedding, the couple wished to hold an outdoor wedding, closer to nature. However, they were sure that their wedding was too close to monsoon, so scouting for rainproof options was necessary. Soon, they came across ITC Maratha, a place which was indoors yet allowed them to express their affinity for nature. ITC Maratha's grand ballroom with glass doors on all three sides, located right in the middle of a garden, was the perfect venue for them. Plus, the no air conditioner in the ballroom just worked in their favour! Additionally, a Zoom call was arranged for all the other friends and family who couldn't make it to the wedding.
Esha's mandap was covered in white flowers, dotted with pastel blooms and in the centre of it all was a glass chandelier adorning the ceiling. The entire venue was, in fact, covered with fresh peach, pink and white flowers to add a whimsical touch to the whole setup. The aisle was lined with pristine white flower pots, and every table's centrepiece were delicate glass terrariums. The canopy, under which the bride made her entrance, was also made of flowers, with hints of green foliage in it. Indeed, the entire decor of the venue reflected the couple's love for nature, making the intimate wedding minimally elegant yet very expressive of their personalities.
One of the cutest elements of their wedding was their wedding cake which was made by their friend. The beautiful wedding cake for a gathering of 30 had miniature toppers of Siddharth and Esha designed exactly as how the couple had dressed up for their wedding day.
Embracing her roots, Esha picked a fuschia pink Kanjeevaram saree that originally belonged to her mother. Adorned with bright gold jewellery from head to toe and draped in a strawberry red sheer dupatta by Raw Mango, Esha looked like a total South Indian Princess. Added to her ensemble, and probably even completing it, was a mask which matched her outfit. Her ensemble looked even better with her minimal makeup and a gajra wrapped around her hair bun. Siddharth, on the other hand, wore an off white bandhgala sherwani by Tarun Tahiliani.
Esha made her bridal entry on melodious Carnatic music which tradition into the upbeat 'Zingat', signifying her transitioning from a Mangalorean to a Maharashtrian household. The bride also revealed the extra steps of safety they took, ensuring every guest table had hand sanitizers placed, the baarat followed social distancing and the seating arrangement was done in such a way that there was a three feet distance between each seat. Additionally, designer masks in various printed and colours were provided to guests at the entrance.
Wedding Photographer: Israni Photography | Wedding Venue: ITC Maratha | Bride's Outfit: Rajat Tangri (Engagement), Shruti Sancheti (Mehndi), Falguni & Shane Peacock (Pre-wedding Rituals), Raw Mango (Dupatta – Wedding) | Groom's Outfit: Rohit Kamra (Pre-Wedding Rituals), Tarun Tahiliani (Wedding) | Makeup & Hairstyle: Nidhi Agarwal | Bridal Jewellery: Anmol Jewelry, Floral Art