Who said arranged marriages cannot be fun and lively? Parth and Priyanka’s love story is a true example of serendipity. Unlike most of the couples who fall in love first and then decide to get married. This one had a typical Indian marriage setup where their parents decided to make them meet first. And what could have been their answer to their family’s decision? Of course, a big NO, as the bride tells us! Neither Parth nor Priyanka were ready for their first-ever rendezvous arranged at Parth’s home. Priyanka was in her final year of post-graduation, and this decision was told to her two days before the meeting. Well, our beautiful bride had never in her wildest dreams thought that her marriage proposal would come to her this way. But, wait for the exciting part, it was only until they met that things took a turn around!
Quite filmy, as one would describe their story, the couple’s first meeting was so smooth that they went on talking for hours, and well, the conversations and meetings after that were inevitable. After meeting a couple of times, the two of them decided on forever. Priyanka and Parth wanted their wedding to be as flamboyant as possible, and so, they decided on having a luxurious destination wedding in Udaipur, at Taj Aravalli Resorts & Spa. Their celebrations entailed five functions that went on for two days, and were organised with utter perfection by 7X - weddings by Dev& Raj. Without more wait, let’s take you through all the deets of their lavish functions!
An eventful chunari and an informal Mehndi were planned for the first day. Both the events took place during the daytime by the poolside. What made the events even more colourful was the all-bright and beautiful decor with crowd-pleasing food carts, tarot card readers, nail art booth, games for kids, and much more. All the guests were captured enjoying the ceremonies by Naman Verma. The sweetest gesture came along when all of them got wedding hashtag written on their palms - #thepaprikawedding. The bride wore an exquisite strawberry red lehenga by Varun-Nidhika while Parth wore an ivory outfit by Rohit Bal. The bright colour selected was for the auspicious chunari function. The look was completed with matte makeup balancing the bright outfit and diamond jewellery. Loosened tresses with pearl hair accessories finished off the look.
Sangeet was the second function for the day. It was brightened up with gold elements where lights were the main focus. The set up was minimalistic in an open lawn at the property and fireworks on the stage. Just like any other joyous Sangeet, this one was also packed with dance performances of close family and friends, followed by Meet Brothers setting the stage on fire. The couple described it as a ‘super energetic night’ where everyone danced like there was no tomorrow. Priyanka wore an ice grey outfit by Gaurav Gupta and the groom charmed it up with his Black sherwani by Rohit Bal. She completed the look with yellow fancy coloured diamond necklace and twisted braid with hair accessories and small purple flowers.
The second day was a rather long one, with three ceremonies planned on the same day. Mandap Mahurat & Ganesh puja was the early morning ceremony where the decor was beautifully done with elements of yellow and white flowers. The bride wore a red handwoven silk sari from Mahavir stores, in Jamnagar, and the blouse was designed by Pooja & Keyur. She paired it with her jadau jewellery. The groom wore Kunal Rawal.
Keeping the functions fun, the theme was all pastel along the poolside, decorated with beautiful yellow and white umbrellas. The event was vibrant, and also, the most memorable event for the couple and their loved ones. The bride wore an exclusive piece from Shades by Pooja & Keyur which was teamed up with beautiful custom-made floral jewellery from Petal Jewels, Udaipur.
The wedding ceremony started with three-hour-long Baraat with endless dancing. The groom arrived in a fancy vintage car, and the bride entered dancing with her brothers and friends walking under the phoolon ki chaadar with fireworks. The varmala was made with red roses and white flowers which complimented the decor and stood out with the pastel outfits. The location of the wedding was up on the hill in the resort, and the decor was outstanding with all white, red and pink roses. Behind the mandap, was the breathtaking view of the Aravalli hills, making it the most impeccable backdrop. Candles, drapes, chandeliers and floral tassels adorned the wedding venue, making the ceremony look like a page out of a fairytale. The groom wore a blush pink sherwani by Raghvendra Rathore, while the bride wore a blush pink and gold Sabyasachi lehenga. She paired it with a fusion of polki, diamonds and ruby jewellery with Columbian emerald.
Event Planners: 7X Weddings by DevRaj | Wedding Photographer: Naman Verma | Makeup Artist: Amrita Singh | Location: Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur | Entertainment: Meet Brothers | Bridal Outfit: Sabyasachi Mukherjee | Groom's Outfit for Wedding: Raghvendra Rathore | Bride's Outfit for Haldi: Shades by Pooja and Keyur | Groom's Outfit for Mandap Mahurat: Kunal Rawal | Bride's Mehendi Outfit: Varun-Nidhika | Groom's Mehendi Outfit: Rohit Bal | Bride's Sangeet Outfit: Gaurav Gupta