Extravagant venue+ engaging artist performances + Wedniksha= big fat Indian wedding
“We are constantly thriving towards perfection and this wedding has only brought us one step closer”- says an elated Bhavnesh Sawhney, Director, Wedniksha Wedding Planners as he speaks about the grand wedding his company recently executed in Udaipur.
Well, he certainly has all the reasons to be happy as Wedniksha is getting rave reviews about the glamorous wedding of Ruchi and Siddarth they recently organized in Udaipur. Every aspect and even the minute details of the wedding were given a lot of consideration as the brief given by the clients to execute the wedding was to create one of the grandest weddings of the year.
Talking about deciding the overall theme of the event Sawhney says, “The wedding was inspired by the likes and wants of the client. We were told about their belief in Buddha and Lord Ganesha and we tried to translate that faith into elements at the various functions of the wedding. We decided to tweak the Royal theme to give it a unique feel.”
The wedding started with a welcome dinner for the guest which was hosted at the Oberoi Udaivillas. The décor elements consisted of a massive golden tree which was situated at the center of the stage whilst there were florals scattered as center pieces which added to the look and feel of the place to elevate the ambience up a notch. The dinner lent itself to a performance by Benny Dayal whose tunes kicked in well with the vibe.
The entertainment at the party further consisted of various different attractions like performances by samba podium dancers while playboy bunny girls and bar jugglers engaged the guests. DJ Suketu then took over the night spinning the latest tracks of the year which was an instant hit.
“Udaipur is always a challenge logistically, transporting sets and décor elements by water to historic sites like Jagmandir and City Palace. Luckily for us, knowing the city as well as we do helped a great deal. We knew we were at the top of our game and pre-planned the boat schedules, turning the challenge into an opportunity for us to excel”-says Sawhney as he describes the challenges he faced while organizing the event.
The décor theme for the mehndi the following day was folk inclined with a vibrant pink and orange theme set up an accompanied by colour-packed florals. The venue was designed to go with the theme performance by the Rajasthani folk artist and Punjabi singer Madhan Bala Sandhu.
The Sangeet was held at the Zenana Mahal which became the most memorable celebration of the grand Punjabi wedding. The décor and setup of the stage featured a massive Buddha which was placed at the center of the stage alongside to chess horses with arches at either side which added to the theme. Mika Sing then took the stage and delivered an enthralling performance providing the perfect end to a great night.
The D-day for the couple was designed to make them feel special in the Royal city. With the beautiful Jag Mandir as the venue of the wedding. The exchange of Jaimala between the bride and the groom was performed on a hydraulic elephant with three heads The reception included performances by Lauren Gotleib and Shalmali Kholgade who made the moments special for the couple. The vidhimandap that replicated a heritage dome set against the floral backdrop of the couple’s logo was then used to exchange their vows.
“The amount of thought and work we put into making each wedding unique and special, if we were given a chance to do this wedding all over again, it is certain that this way would still be the best way we could’ve done it”- added Sawhney.
Though Bhavnesh Sawhney of Wedniksha did not reveal the exact budget of the wedding however Everything Experiential estimates it to be an approximate of 3 Cr-3.5Cr.*
*(The Estimations are based upon the current cost of venues, elements of the design and the performance fee of artists)
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