"You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.” - L.J. Smith
We often talk about how certain people are just meant to happen. And it is a notion we not only believe in but also stick by. After all, there is an invisible thread that connects us to certain people in our lives, which helps us find our way back to them, regardless of time, place or circumstances. Such stories, which culminated into fabulously stunning weddings, are what excite us the most!
One such fairytale romance is of Saima & Aayush, who went on strong for 7 years before finally tieing the knot in 2020. It's stories like these that add the much-needed happiness into 2020, which in general hasn't been that great a year for anyone. Rest aside, Saima and Aayush's wedding is a glitzy and studded affair amplifying their (and ours, alike!) love for everything whimsical!
Aayush and Saima had known each other since their school days. However, the duo lost touch during their college years, after which they both went to very different parts of the world- he moved to Mumbai while she moved to Singapore. But fate is known to work in mysterious ways. So, it wasn't really surprising to the universe when the two of them bumped into each other at a Christmas Party in 2012 in their hometown. Soon after exchanging numbers, the duo started talking and nothing was ever the same for them. Having dated each other for 7 whooping years now (out of which 6 were long distance!), the couple finally got engaged in March 2019 and then tied the knot in 2020, a year later.
Saima and Aayush's gorgeous Chandigarh wedding was based around the concept of 'Flora & Fauna'. The couple's dedication to their theme was evident from the tree saplings they sent out with every invitation they sent. For the couple, it was about inspiring people to do something good for the environment and plant those trees.
"Since I am an Interior Designer," Saima revealed, "My focus wasn't just the functionality of every event, but the visual appeal of each function as well."
Thus, keeping in mind her perspective and ideas around the theme, Saima collaborated with the wonderful Events by Experts Decorators who helped bring her ideas to life through their gorgeous decor elements. In fact, her outfits for every function were also designed in a way to reflect the theme of each event!
The cocktail party was themed 'The Enchanted Forest'. Thus, the entire venue was lined with extremely unique elements such as hanging plants, OTT chandeliers and a green backdrop against the DJ's console, along with whimsical LED signs to add a magical touch to the entire event. For this function, Saima wore a stunning red gown by Ritu Kumar while her beau chose a grey suit to fit best with his bride.
Saima's Mehndi function had a very chilled out yet colourful 'Bohemian vibe' to it. It was a melange of colours, with both formal and elegant elements mixed with more laidback and casual elements to match the 'Whimsical Haven' theme she had planned out with gouache colours, floral work and mirror elements! For her mehndi, the bride wowed us in a fabulous tie & dye skirt with mirror work along with a mirror work blouse to match her outfit y Akanksha Gajria, while the groom looked handsome in a blue kurta paired with a floral jacket, ensuring that both the bride and groom channelled the right energy and vibe of the theme!
The highlight of the entire celebration was the main wedding (obviously!). The bride walked down to her mandap in a gorgeous lehenga by Rimple & Harpreet Narula which was adorned with embroidery work depicting various trees, plants and animal motifs, staying true to their overall 'Flora & Fauna' theme. The groom, on the other hand, dressed in an off white sherwani with a white and gold safa to compliment his bride in the best way possible.
The wedding ceremony's decor was what captivated most of us, thanks to the natural appeal and aesthetics of the wedding venue, The Hermitage Farms. The entire landscape was covered in a lush green landscape, with natural water bodies and the backdrop of the nearby low lying hills. Plus, adding to its existing charm, the decorators added a mirror studded Unicorn structure at the entrance, which was specially brought in from Rajasthan, making it unique and beautiful in every sense and aspect. Furthermore, the mandap for the bride and groom was set over a water body, with gorgeous crystals and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, giving the facade a look as if it was floating over water!
The entire team is super fun and professional at the same time. They're the best at capturing those beautiful candid moments. They did an amazing job at shooting editorial, candid and traditional photos and an even better job and curating the entire wedding video.
It's a stunning property with lush green landscape and a backdrop of low-lying hills. It has natural water bodies and waterfalls where my pheras took place. The venue was extremely beautiful. It was exactly what I was looking for and it brought the entire wedding, which was inspired by 1 theme: "flora & fauna", to life.
They are a dream team to work with. They took out the time to personalise every detail and there's nothing that they can't curate! It was just wonderful working with them. They made every single desire and dream of mine come to life.
Bridal Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
It was my dream to get dolled up by Misha and she surpassed all my expectations. Not only is she an amazing person but even her aesthetic sense and attention to detail is spectacular! Super calm and adept at her work, she made me look like a million bucks!
She's the sweetest, the most professional makeup artist who listened to all my ideas and gave me a different look at each function. Her makeup is absolutely flawless and I didn't have to worry about a thing!
The craftmanship on my lehnga was extremely intricate and unique. The flora & fauna design was one of a kind and the fitting was absolutely perfect!
Wedding Photographer: Ombre by Harsheen Jammu | Wedding Planner: NupKnots | Wedding Venue: The Hermitage Farms | Makeup Artist: Misha Vig (Cocktails & Wedding); Nishchla Sachdeva (Pre-Wedding Bash & Mehndi) | Mehendi Artist: Gupta Mehendi | Bridal Jewellery: Ra'Abta by Rahul (Mehndi; Wedding Mathapatti); Purab Paschim (Mehndi Mathapatti); Sant Ram's (Wedding) | Bridal Outfits: Ritu Kumar (Cocktail Party); Payal Keyal (Blue Lehenga); Rimple & Harpreet Narula (Wedding) | Groom's Outfits: Amaare (Cocktails & Wedding) | Wedding Decorator: Events by Experts | Wedding Caterers: Foodlink Catering | Wedding Invitation: One Fine Day